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    DA, DA, DA- Brihadaranyaka Upanishad
    The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad narrates the story of Lord Prajapati
    instructing the Devas (gods), the Naras (humans) and the Asuras (demons):
    When they were confused and approached him for advice,
    He sent the thunder pealing forth with the sound DA, DA, DA.
    The Devas understood 'DA' to mean daamayata - 'control yourselves', since they were lost in the pleasures of heaven..
    The Naras understood it as datta - 'give', since they were acquisitive and selfish by nature.
    And the asuras got the meaning dayadhvam - 'be compassionate', since they were by nature cruel.
    We can constantly listen to the DA-DA-DA sound that our heart sends forth and imbibe the Lord's lesson of
    Self-control, Sharing and Compassion.

    Source:K N Ramesh