The Vedic Rishi does not stop at prayers. He is confident that the prayers would come true. “The efficacy of certain public prayers depended on their being offered by the right persons”, says W.D. Selbie, the psychologist. Not a medicine man, nor a priest is the right person. The right person is he who has a direct vision of God and who struggles to sow and harvest goodness upon earth.
Thus a gracious promise is held out to mankind. “I bless you with a union of hearts and minds. I drive away all feeling of hatred. May you love one another with the same warmth as a cow loves the calf which she has borne. Be not parted. Lead a noble and dignified life. Behave with prudence and care. Move under a common yoke, thrive you together, employ sweet and friendly language. I will make you all have one aim, and of one mind, with one leader to follow. Like Devas who have been preserving their immortality, may you ever have a heart full of love at all times.”
The Vedic prayers are minute, yet potent seeds of the tree of love which took roots in different faiths to provide balmy shade to the afflicted souls. The divine tree is thriving yet.