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    Why we have not benefited from Vedic Knowledge?

    The "Vedas" are the most important texts for the Hindus. They are "Apauruseya" which means they are not written by a human being. Vedas were uttered by "Asareeravani" that is by God himself. They were recorded as heard from the God. The Vedas are said to contain great knowledge of the universe including many technological advances we find these days. Time and again we claim that many inventions of the present day are contained in Vedas and they are nothing new to us.

    When we the Hindus have the Vedic knowledge from time immemorial, why we failed to take advantage of the knowledge available with us?. Is it because they were meant to be studied by a section of the people? Why not the Government or some other organisations take the responsibility to translate and create awareness among the public, so that the knowledge can be applied to invent new things?
  • #613397
    The main reason for this is lack of knowledge in Sanskrit. The Vedas were written in Sanskrit. Many Veda pandits read them and byheart them but they don't know the exact meaning of it
    In olden days there were people who understand the Sanskrit well. That is the reason why in our history many advanced technologies were used. There were flights during the Ravana Rajya also. There were missiles which were used well in wars. There was a mention about ammunition in Vedas.
    But later on these pandits without knowing the meaning they simply byheart them. Now the first and foremost requirement is that all engineers and scientists should learn Sanskrit. Understand Vedas technically and implement them in the real life. These days countries like France and Germany are doing it. Our country should also do this.

    drrao
    always confident

  • #613414
    We have a vast bank of Vedic knowledge with us and it is not only our great heritage but also a divine and spiritual base for our culture.
    There are many foreign students who have done research work on Vedas and Sanskrit language and have been awarded doctorate on that.
    Unfortunately we have them with us but in the race of modern civilization and materialistic life we have kept them aside. We could not amalgamate them in our education or scholarly studies as we have done with many other things and the result is that they have not got the required importance in our day to day life.
    If we have not utilized them in our educational or other pursuits it is natural that we will be deprived of subsequent benefits.

    Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.

  • #613424
    Unfortunately the vedic hymns and the meaning for it can be had only in Sanskrit and those who are well versed in that language can only enjoy the intricacies of the veda. Our grand father, father used to read slokas and vedic scriptures without any flaw as they inherited that quality from their parents and grand parents. Even today I get astonished to watch young children at the Veda Bhawan in Secunderabad, who recite all kinds of slokas and mantras in tandem and without flaw. What I mean to stress here that children must be sent to such vedic imparting schools at the young age, so that they would know the vedic importance and recite slokas with ease.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #613694
    The knowledge contained in the Vedas is beyond human comprehension. Messages were coded in the form of myths to disseminate the knowledge to the common folk by sages. Long ages ago, serious and intelligent people devised a system for veiling the technical terminology of an advanced astronomical science behind the everyday language of myths. As in modern physics Vedic cosmology envisaged the universe as having cyclical in nature. The end of each Kalpa brought about by Shiva's dance is also beginning of the next. Rebirth follows destruction. Vedic sages described time as cyclic, an endless procession of creation, preservation and dissolution. The Artificial Intelligence (AI) that we are developing now may be able to decode many messages ingrained in the Vedas.
    I am reproducing US Scientist Astronomer Carl Sagan's words:
    "The Hindu religion is the only one of the great faiths dedicated to the idea that the Cosmos itself undergoes an immense, indeed an infinite number of deaths and rebirths. It is the only religion in which the time scale correspond, no doubt by accident, to those of modern scientific cosmology. Its cycle run from our ordinary day and night to a day and night of Brahma,8.64 billion years long.Longer than the age of the Earth or the Sun and about the half the time since the Big Bang. And there are much longer time scales still."

  • #613699
    The religious texts 'Vedas' have been inaccessible to many in terms of reading, understanding and teaching it, maybe a select few scholars and centres do it. We all have heard of Bhagwat Gita or Ramayana and seen a translated or a concise book. If we have a similar one on 'Vedas' then maybe people would read it. The knowledge in Vedas may not be easy to understand or to teach.But certainly, as the author mentions we can definitely try with the help of scholars , support from Government.

  • #613720
    I've read many verses from Vedas alright.
    And those are really abstract. That's exactly how you wouldn't want your text book to be.
    The only Vedas most Brahmins have access to are Yajur and Sama Veda. And yajur Veda is all about hymns,chants and rituals. Sama Veda concentrates a bit on fine arts.
    So, not much can be derived from these.
    Rigveda and atharvana Veda are the actual deal.
    Rig Veda describes various scientific phenomena and creation of the universe.
    It's a treasure. It was possessed mostly by the religious heads.
    Atharvana Veda is literally believed to have black magic and tantric practices in it.
    So it was prohibited among the Brahmin clans.
    My interest lies in atharvana Veda because it is inaccessible.
    Vedas were passed down by oral tradition and all known translations and commentaries were written in Bhakti period roughly 400 years ago.
    A lot was lost.
    Rigveda describes water cycle perfectly 2500 years ago. It talks about the trade winds and westerly. It talks about continents. It talks about galaxies and medicine.
    It gives approximate distances between celestial objects.
    It talks briefly about flying in aircrafts too.
    But I feel at times that Vedas are overrated. Because the valid science and knowledge are only in few poems and 75% of Vedas are filled with praises of Gods.

    The stronger a light shines the darker are the shadows around it.


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