Karma, Maya, Atman, Brahman, Moksha, Reincarnation and Indriya Nigraha (Sense Control) are they present in Vedic Samhitas? (Not Upanishads only Samhitas)

  • Yes and No. Your question is too broad. Make a separate question for each term. Nov 26 '20 at 3:50
  • @SwamiVishwananda How sir Nov 27 '20 at 5:20
  • Karma,Maya,Atman,Brahman,Moksha,Reincarnation and Indriya Nigraha(Sence Control) they all are separate topic of discussion. That's why. @Sethu
    – TheLittleNaruto
    Nov 27 '20 at 12:33


shariram brahma prAvishat |

Brahman has entered this body (AV 11.8.30)

rucham brAhmam janayantah, devA agre tat abruva, yastu evam brAhmano vidyAt, tasya deva asan vashe ||

When the gods got the revelation of knowledge of Brahman they declared the teaching about That. That sage who knows the Supreme as described before will have sovereignty over Gods (for he has become the Inmost Self of all)

(Vajansaneyi Samhita 31.21 of Yajurveda)


tameva vidvAn armanam na bi bhaya mrtyoh |

No fear of death for the knower of the Atman. (AV 10.8.44)

Surya AtmA jagatah tasthusha cha |

The (spiritual) Sun is the soul of all that is static and dynamic. (AV 13.2.35). (This Mantra is also found in Rig Veda 1.115.1).

The concept of AtmA situated in the lotus of the heart is elaborated in AV 10.8.43 as follows:

There is a nine-gated lotus, covered under three bands, in which lives the Spirit with the Atman within, that the Veda-knowers know.


Mrityunjaya Mantra of Rig Veda or Purusha Sukta mantras.

The way how Karma works

That is if one does good Karma he gets rewarded and if bad Karmas are done then punishments are received in turn.

yat upari shayanam Aharanti svarga meva tena lokam avarundhe |

He who prepares a good bed for the guest, he indeed reaches heaven (AV 9.6.9)

ramantAm punyA lakshmir, yAh pApih tA aninasham |

The person enjoys who gets his money by honest means, the evil one who gets his money by evil means is surely going to be destroyed. (AV 7.115.4)

Indriya Nigraha

It is part of Tapas (austerity).

Rohito divam Aruhat tapasA tapasvi |

The person who does Tapas mounts the heaven. (AV 13.2.25)

Few more glorifying the power of Tapas:

By the tapas of brahmacharya, the king protects the state; by the tapas of brahmacharya, the acharya seeks his pupil. (AV 11.5.17)

By the tapas of brahmacharya the deva-s drove away death; Indra through brahmacharya brought the Supreme Light svar to deva-s. (AV 11.5.19)

(AV denotes Atharva Veda).

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    No problem.. that I have to check. When I saw the question I immediately remembered that I can answer it using Atharva Veda mantras. For the other Vedas references I need to check. @SethuSrivatsaKoduru
    – Rickross
    Nov 25 '20 at 10:12
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    For Indriya Nigraha I have given one on Tapas @SethuSrivatsaKoduru
    – Rickross
    Nov 25 '20 at 10:13
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    Also Maya is there in Upanishads @SethuSrivatsaKoduru
    – Rickross
    Nov 25 '20 at 10:14
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    First off you don't have to call me sir :) You can post questions on this site only. If I know the answer I will answer. If someone else knows the answer they can also answer. So, it's good if you continue posting the questions you have in mind @S
    – Rickross
    Nov 25 '20 at 10:16
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    Don't worry Upanishads are not post Buddhist. But right now I don't have any idea how to answer it. But someone else might. So kindly wait. @SethuSrivatsaKoduru
    – Rickross
    Nov 25 '20 at 10:18

This is a partial answer.

Reincarnation and Karma

Burn him not up, nor quite consume him, Agni: let not his body or his skin be scattered. O Jatavedas, when thou hast matured him, then send him on his way unto the Fathers.

When thou hast made him ready, Jatavedas, then do thou give him over to the Fathers. When he attains unto the life that waits him, he shall become Deities’ controller.

The Sun receive thine eye, the Wind thy spirit; go, as thy merit is, to earth or heaven. Go, if it be thy lot, unto the waters, go, make thine home in plants with all thy members.

Thy portion is the goat: with heat consume him: let thy fierce flame, thy glowing splendour, burn him. With thine auspicious forms, o Jatavedas, bear this man to the region of the pious.

Again, O Agni, to the Fathers send him who, offered in thee, goes with our oblations. Wearing new life let him increase his offspring: let him rejoin a body, Jatavedas.

Rig Veda X.16.1-5

Indra recalls his previous births

I was aforetime Manu, I was Sūrya: I am the sage Kakṣīvān, holy singer. Kutsa the son of Ārjuni I master. I am the sapient Uśanā behold me.

Rig Veda IV.26.1

The Sun receive thine eye, the Wind thy spirit; go, as thy merit is, to earth or heaven. Go, if it be thy lot, unto the waters, go, make thine home in plants with all thy members.

Rig Veda X.16.3

Atman and Brahman

20 Two Birds with fair wings, knit with bonds of friendship, in the same sheltering tree have found a refuge. One of the twain eats the sweet Fig-tree’s fruitage; the other eating not regardeth only.

Rig Veda I.164.20

The tree whereon the fine Birds eat the sweetness, where they all rest and procreate their offspring, – Upon its top they say the fig is luscious; none gaineth it who knoweth not the Father.

Rig Veda I.164.22

The bird that eats the sweet fruit is interpreted as the Atman (and also Brahman in Advaita Vedanta). The other bird is the Jiva. The father in 'none gaineth it who knoweth not the Father' is Brahman.


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