In this exercise I will be explaining and covering the basic truths that
are required to establish the scientific nature of the "Vedas"-the Revealed
Cosmic Wisdom - contained in the 'Four Vedas' and its ancillary knowledge
Naturally in a book on Metaphysics repetition cannot be avoided
because of the very nature of that science. But there will be a little more of
repetition of some of the aspects in this book, which is not by oversight but
intentionally done since these aspects need to be highlighted even at the
cost of repetition, as the understanding of the import of these aspects is
critical to the understanding of the 'Divine Path of Eternal Bliss'. I will also
be clarifying many of the misconceptions that have crept in into the
interpretation of the Vedic science since they are making the entire Vedic
wisdom to look irrelevant, imaginary and parochial; whereas the Vedic
wisdom is profound, God given, absolutely scientific, eternal, irrefutable,
non violable and totally blissful.
This exercise is equally aimed at converting that 'mega science of
metaphysics' into a 'marvelous science of applied metaphysics' since that is
the only way the abstract scientific principles of that divine wisdom can be
put to concrete common use.
I wish to submit that I have covered only a small portion of the Vedic
wisdom that I felt are required and sufficient for the purposes of
establishing the irrefutable rationale and logic of the applied metaphysical
aspects contained in that vast ocean of divine knowledge.
I have attempted to explain these 'applied metaphysical wisdom'
through the methods of "Divine Path To Eternal Bliss" and the "Divine
To cover the total knowledge and wisdom of the Vedas we may have
to write a book running to several thousand pages, which is what I am
working on -The Science of Vedas".
The Vedas revealed by the Supreme God himself to our great sages is
a complete science and has been so revealed by God to emancipate the
human beings into super human beings, for which only this entire creation
and cosmos are working.
Therefore to miss out on this great science will be only utterly foolish
on our part and highly detrimental to us. As a result of this exercise that I
have undertaken if this great wisdom reaches even a smaller percentage of
people, I will consider myself extremely fortunate. Similarly if by using the
Divine Remedies contained in the Vedas if I can help even a small
percentage of humanity I will consider myself highly blessed.
Various scriptures, Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas, Itihasas and Vakyas
have gone into the depths of this question again and again and have come
out repeatedly with concrete answers, affirming and reaffirming, that the
state of bliss is the rule and the state of suffering is manmade. Our sages
have left treasure of philosophical knowledge as to why and how the life is
only bliss; what causes the maladies and how to remedy them.
But since they were of a time in which the language and method of
communication were different from what is in vogue today, many of us find
it difficult to comprehend them. Also they are couched in a somewhat of a
mystic language and so it is decipherable only by the serious and ardent
seekers. In the current day modern fast world, not many have time for
analyzing and deciphering the underlying meanings. Therefore for the
current generation, it sounds 'Latin and Greek'. In addition to this,
nowadays "human logic" plays a more important role than "revealed
wisdom" - in other words the ocean of the divine wisdom has to be seen
through the prism of limited human logic.
Therefore it has become our duty to reason out to everyone the
scientific nature of the Vedic contents so that nobody can think that the
Vedic wisdom is bereft of any logic and for that, as said before I will try and
present it in a simple and straight forward language so that everyone can
understand, grasp and appreciate the same. It must be noted here that since
Vedas have been written esoterically i.e., simple in words but very deep in
meanings, it poses a challenge to demystify it and simplify it.
But this is not a challenge that is being faced only now; even at that
time it has been faced and that is why the sages converted the deep
philosophy of the Vedas into parables (Puranas) and rituals
(Anushthanas).Their idea was that as long as the people follow the ingrained
principles of Vedas the desired result will follow whether the people are
experts or not. We see the same logic in our normal life also while all of us
enjoy many electric and electronic gadgets, most of us don't know anything
big about the science of electrics or electronics. We only follow the
operating manual and enjoy the gadgets.
But now we have an added problem to be addressed. Over a period of
time, the Puranas stayed as they were told as captivating stories, but the
underlying wisdom did not. Similarly the rituals stayed without the
understanding of its significance. Therefore after thousands of years now
we find that the essence of the philosophy is lost and has been taken over by
ritualizes and story tellers which have lead to a backlash with the current
intelligent and logical minded generation.
There is a beautiful story of Ramakrishna on rituals. There was a man
who was living with his father, his wife and a son and he had a 'pet cat'. One
day his father died; the annual shrardha day came and the function was
arranged. At that time in order to avoid confusion and inconvenience that
may be caused by the cat running around here and there, he tied the cat with
a pole and completed the function. Years rolled. This practice continued
year after year. His son was also growing up into a man. After sometime the
man died and so also the cat. Now the shrardha for that man had to be done
by this young boy who is now a grown up man. All the arrangements for the
function were made and the purohits were ready. This young man was still
waiting for something before he could start. The purohits asked whether the
function could be started. The young man said that he was waiting for the
cat as it had to be tied up with the pole first, before starting the function. The purohits were aghast.
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Brahma Sutras (79)
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