Rig veda - Soma
Type of Spiritual Experience
BackgroundCompare the experience of Jill Bolte Taylor
A description of the experience
The Rig Veda [translated by Wendy Doniger]
In my vastness, I surpassed the sky and this vast earth. Have I not drunk Soma?
Yes! I will place the earth here, or perhaps there. Have I not drunk Soma?
I will thrash the earth soundly, here, or perhaps there. Have I not drunk Soma?
One of my wings is in the sky; I have trailed the other below. Have I not drunk Soma?
I am huge, huge! Flying to the cloud. Have I not drunk Soma?
I am going – a well stocked house, carrying the oblation to the gods. Have I not drunk soma?