A few words about the purpose of this
Shri Veda-Purushaya Namah Om
Idam nama rishibhyah purvajebhyah purvebhyah pathikritdbhyah OM
(My salutation and prostration to the Vedic Rishis, who are our ancestors and
have found the path of self-realization)
My Dearest Soul,
As I have been commanded by my master and teacher Shri Prabhuji to work in the
field of Vedism for the rest of my life, I try to thoroughly dedicate all
my time in the studies and contemplation of the Vedas with Prabhuji, as
well as personally. At present I'm trying to make some conclusions, with as
much as I have studied till now in the last 12 years. I think, some of the
conclusion would also help our dearest friends to understand Vedism better.
Hence you see this website. I prefer the word "Vedism" rather
than Hinduism, because of its origin and direct relationship
with the Vedas.
To understand and interpret the Vedic views, as
described in the Rig-veda, Sama-veda,
Yajurveda and Atharva-veda, we highly rely on the following Vedic scriptures,
Upanishads, Shrimad-bhagavad-gita and Brahmasutra, along with
the commentary of Bhagavan Shri Shankaracharya. These enable us to study the shining
sun of knowledge, which is in front of us in the form of the Vedas, from the nearest possible point, as
these indeed are historically the earliest available documents to understand
the Great Mentality of the Holy Vedic Seers (Prophets), to which the Supreme Truth was
revealed in the dawn of this human civilization, for humanity's prosperity,
wealth, happiness, peace, growth and well-being on worldly and spiritual
As the Vedas state themselves, "he who avoids his best friend, the Vedas,
is the most unfortunate person, whatever is heard by him is of no use, because
he would never know the path of good action." i.e. he would always act as an
evil, which will lead to him towards his own destruction, and in the end to the destruction of
the humanity. Today's world
and it's problems are a
good example to understand this. Shankaracharya states, "the Veda is the greatest well-wisher, even
greater than thousands of mothers and fathers".
Vedism is centered around the God manifested in the form of
the Sun. From the ancient times in the History, the outer sun has been an
object of external worship and the Supreme God, residing in and above sun, is
implied on the inner level by that outer worship. Let us not forget that
worship is an outer action and it always needs an outer object. That is why,
sun, the Highest and the Mightiest manifestation of the Supreme, has been
accepted as an object of worship. Though even while worshipping him, it was not the
physical sun which was the object of worship on an advanced mental level, but the Supreme Self, which is the
sun of this physical sun.
If seen with a deeper eye of contemplation, one may observe that nothing in
this universe is more similar to God than the sun. It is the only thing, which
can be stated as the direct manifestation of the Supreme. Many religions would
agree with it. Sun is the immense and inexhaustible source of energy, power,
light and life, on spiritual and physical levels. He is Savita (the creator),
Pushan (the bearer and the one who nourishes) and Rudra (the destroyer), in Vedic terms. There are many other terms used for him in the Vedas, to
reveal his divine and physical extraordinary qualities.
This religion was once up on a time spread all over the world.
Unfortunately, today the
remnants of ancient sun-temples in India, Egypt, Greece and South America
are merely tourist attractions.
People just pronounce the Vedic Mantras while performing social
rituals, but the meanings, the significance is totally
forgotten. This is an attempt to revive the Vedic Scriptures in
a modern Hindu mind.
At present, we, here, are trying to rediscover this lost civilization,
spiritual culture, a way of Supreme Realization, an alternative way of life,
by trying to penetrate in to the deepest possible depth of the earliest
documents of the Human History, The Vedas.
After studying much of Hinduism, and
most of the other religions with Shri Prabhuji, I concluded that Vedism
helps us in freeing us from worldly sorrows, worldly problems, by telling us
alternative life styles. The
most beautiful thing about this Vedic Culture is that if understood well, it doesn't clash with any other
religion and it tells us to look at everybody with a friendly eye, for we all
are the sons of that Supreme Immortal Being. This is what the the Vedas tell us.
short, it doesn't only teach us about something that is
absolutely out of this
world, but also about something that exists within this world, and exists within everything.
It's ethical and spiritual
teachings are very profound and deep, deep to the greatest extent,
a depth that reaches the core of our existence,
and a person can meditate upon them for the rest of his/her life, and still
everyday he ill discover a new pearl in this vast see of Divine Wisdom. Each and
every pearl would prove its value for the whole world, for a single human and
for everybody, including all the creatures and plants.
Dear Atman, let us form a group of brothers and sisters, not an outer one,
many such exist without any concrete result; but an inner one, so that we may be
able to communicate with each other and overcome all the boundaries of space,
time, locality, race, religion and people, that seem to limit us and our
potency; and become free in its true
significance, and more than that, ONE with all; only a Human and nothing else.
After reading the Vedas, we start to ask ourselves, are we really able to be
included in the category of Humans? Vedas teach us a lot, but the first
teaching is for us to become a perfect human, and then everything else. We
ought to become only a HUMAN, a Human that understands the feelings of
everything around him. This is the first step towards Self-realization.
How to think about God-realization in a society of animals?
Unity and Peace
within our world is the goal of the Vedas. And indeed, this is the only way
to peace in
today's restless world.
Let us pray together, Om Shantih Shantih Shantih (Om peace! peace!