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The god Agni was important in the context of the Vedas because Agni was the ancient god of fire Agni the chief bestower of blessing was called upon to take the ancient Hindus sacrifice to the gods and make the gods present at sacrifice Vedas scriptures were used for sacrifice during ancient times and the most important aspect of the sacrifice was fire Ancient Hindus were fascinated by fire and much focused on gods for power They used the combinations of holy words and sacrifice to obtain maximum power Ancient Hindus believed sacred power was in sacrificial power 2The difference between the Vedas and the Upanishads with reference to the question How do we tap into the sacred power of the universe Is that in the ancient Vedas scriptures the focus was on the ancient gods The ancient Hindus believed that by offering praise and petitioning to the gods thru sacrifice they would achieve sacred power in the universe In contrast to the Vedas as the scripture evolved to the Upanishads meaning to sit near by insistently These ancient scriptures focused on inner self or power inside with dialog shared between ancient sages and kings or father and son sharing wisdom with on another The Upanishads primarily focus was on the universe searching for the ground center to get to the core of ones self The ancient Hindus came to realize that maybe the power did not lay with the gods but in ones inner self By peeling the layers of the universe you will end up at the core of the universe and the core of oneself 3What is meant by the Brahman and the Atmen is that Brahman is the god head and the Atmen is the infinite center of every life or the hidden self In Hindus ancient Vedas scriptures the Brahman were the priestly class Specialists were needed to handle the holy power of words and power with sacrifice In
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