Veda

Surely you've ever heard of the Vedas - the scriptures, which describe the whole world, the nature of man, the essence of the Soul and God. The word "Veda" is translated as "perfect knowledge", which means that the Vedas are not a set of beliefs and legends, but a science. In Sanskrit, the Vedas are "that which is not created by man," that is, the eternal category of Divine origin. The Vedas say that the source of this knowledge is God himself, who gives us instructions on how to use the created material world.. Five thousand years ago, the Vedas were recorded by the sage Srila Vyasadeva in the Himalayas. For many epochs, they were transmitted from mouth to mouth in Sanskrit - a special language, each sound of which carries a certain energy and is able to awaken the hidden mechanisms of nature, forming wave structures that favorably act on the organism and the surrounding space.

What are the Vedas talking about?

The Vedas contain mantras and instructions on how and when to pronounce them. They tell what a person should do in order to live happily, how to build and arrange a house, to feel good, live in health, peace and prosperity, how to plan your day and important undertakings in life. The Vedas talk about who God is, about His qualities, forms, deeds, manifestations in the spiritual and material world, about the laws of the Universe and the nature of the Soul. It tells about the music - the ratio of seven notes with the main energy centers and special melodies - rags, which can heal and soothe a person. Here you can find a detailed description of yoga and various techniques to achieve mental concentration, gaining mystical powers and awareness of your spiritual beginnings, sections on military art, conducting spells and rituals, economic structure, government, science of intimate relationships.

AT Ayurveda, One of the parts of the Vedas contains information that the disease begins in the subtle body, and then spreads to the physical level, so it needs to be treated with a reason - at a subtle level. Also here you can find detailed descriptions of useful herbs, principles of proper diet, auto-training and meditation, the ability to heal the sounds of mantras and control the climate and soil fertility, while, thanks to this knowledge, in absolute harmony with the surrounding nature. The historical section of the Vedas describes the main events of the past, present and future. For example, the book "Bhavishya Purana" tells about the coming of Jesus Christ 3,000 years before His appearance, called His mother's name and described the course of life.

In the beginning was the Word

The volume of Vedic literature is colossal. The main books are the Bhagavad Gita, the Vedanta Sutra, the eleven First Upanishads, and the Srimad Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana). Vedas are very similar to other scriptures. This is not surprising, since God's revelations, wherever they are written down, contain a description of the laws of the universe alone and the same instruction for all to live in love, harmony and patience. The Gospel of John says: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." A similar description is read in the Vedas: the first element of the world was sound, spiritual sound, not different from God himself. This sound is the name of God, in the Vedas it is called Om.

Vedas say that God has many different names, therefore, whatever you call Him, Krsna, Jesus or Buddha is all one God. Thanks to the work of the famous devotee, religious leader, founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, A.Ch. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Western world learned about the Vedas. Prabhupada translated the Bhagavad-gita, Srimad-Bhagavatam, Caitanya-Charitamrita and many other texts into English. And although he is not the first translator of Vedic texts, today his translations and comments are recognized all over the world.

Purpose of vedic knowledge

The purpose of the Vedas is to save a person from the cover of illusion, or ignorance. People seek happiness in this material world, trying to satisfy their need for joy with things, feelings, physical pleasures, but the happiness that they experience is short-lived, because everything passes, leaving only suffering. We have insufficient knowledge to understand this and continue to live, experiencing attachment to the material. "Sri Caitanya-caritamrta" explains that our misfortunes begin when the original consciousness is defiled by the desire for material pleasures; this is the power of illusion.

The Vedas give us higher knowledge and say that we are spiritual by nature. We can find eternal happiness only in our relationship with God, through spiritual practice and moving on the way home to our spiritual world. Thus, the Vedas call for a return to the original consciousness - God consciousness. Serving the Almighty is a manifestation of our true spiritual mind. By nature, the soul, which we are, is always busy serving someone. Having betrayed our Divine nature, we begin to serve greed, envy, anger, madness. The Vedas urge us to give up the desire to dominate everything, return to the natural state of devotional service and show pure love of God.

Learn and love!

The knowledge of the Vedas requires a deep study of many sacred texts. This is an amazing world, having entered it, very few people remain the same, for these are not separate, isolated recommendations, but a whole system, way of thinking and world perception. Much is said and written about the Vedas, and the material they give is extensive, but its research and understanding is all the more interesting and beneficial. Know yourself, know the world, learn and love. For this we have come to this land.

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