[Advaita-l] reference Atharva Veda

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Sun Sep 12 23:57:32 CDT 2010

On Tue, 31 Aug 2010, Guy Werlings wrote:

> I have read somewhere that the Atharva Veda contains the following two 
> mantras. Could any list-member whose family are followers of Atharva 
> Veda help me with the exact reference and if possible the Sanskrit text 
> in Itrans encoding.
> Quote
> We are the birds of the same nest,
> We may wear different skins,
> We may speak different languages,
> We may believe in different religions,
> We may belong to different cultures,
> Yet we share the same home - OUR EARTH.
> Born on the same planet
> Covered by the same skies
> Gazing at the same stars
> Breathing the same air
> We must learn to happily progress together
> Or miserably perish together,
> For man can live individually,
> But can survive only collectively
> Unquote

There are very few Atharvavedis left these days.  Usually when it is 
studied it is as a second Veda by those who belong to a different Shakha.

The many of the texts do survive and it may be possible to discover the 
exact rks you're refering to but even without delving deeper this
  translation sounds really horrible and probably has no relation to what 
the AV might actually say.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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