Living with Śiva



Why We Need Religion

By means of the hymns one attains this world, by the sacrificial formulas the space in-between, by holy chant the world revealed by the sages. With the syllable Aum as his sole support, the wise man attains that which is peaceful, unageing, deathless, fearless—the Supreme.§

Atharva Veda, Praśna Upanishad, 5.7. VE, P. 775§