One often misinterprets the words culture and tradition. One fails to link these commonly used words to the spirit. For this reason, these words have lost all worth and ,meaning. It is important to rediscover the true sense in the word culture, before trying to promote this word any further.
Understanding the position of the great Acharyas of Sanatana Dharma is a preliminary condition for one to be accepted by the Power of the Dharma. Unless one learns and understands the high philosophy of these great world- teachers one cannot probably be qualified to enter the spiritual realm that Sanatana Dharma represents.
To understand Sanatana Dharma well, it becomes important to understand the pillars of the Dharma which are the various philosophies that drive faith within the Dharma. The ontological viewpoint of the Dharma were well-defined by the Acharyas such as Adi Shankara, Sri Ramanujacharya, Sri Madhvacharya, Sri Vallabhacharya , Sri Nimbarkacharya and Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Without understanding the basic philosophies as established by the Acharyas, the Dharma is least explored.
Without a guru there can be no spiritual progress. This is one of the fundamental precepts of the spiritual framework. More importantly one needs a teacher who may hand-hold us to our destination, What is the subject that is to be learnt?. How is that relevant to our spiritual progress and what is the guarantee of a specific spiritual system that promises us to grant us the keys to an eternal abode. All this one ought to know and assimilate if one is serious with regards to undertaking the spiritual journey.
We read scriptures for a specific purpose. The scriptures are maps that lead us to our source. The once that educate us to read the maps are our seers and sages. Our source is the Lord. The Lord descends to the earthly platform and demonstrates, in practical ways, what we should do and how we should do things. It is vital to understand the importance of Avatars and Sages.
Unless one understands the structure of the Vedic scriptures, one shall be very confused about the way in which Sanatana Dharma has been configured. It is important to understand the position of the original works of the Vedic scriptures, so as to appreciate the deep philosophy and mystery of the life process, which is documented in every detail within these works.
Understanding the human system, especially the body, in the context of vital energy centers is important. The heritage of Sanatana Dharma gives us a view of how to treat the body as a powerful conduit to connect to the Supreme. The science of Kundalini, is completely based on this understanding
We often misrepresent the concept of Gods and Goddesses. Fundamentally we are usually misinformed about them by the media, by what people of little knowledge as well as our inept sorroundings. It is important that we understand the deep philosophy of the Veda, in order to explore into the concept of a personified God. The more we are able to garner about the concept of God, the more we shall be able to connect to their superior energies.
The Gods of the RigVeda are better understood if one has a deeper perspective of the Dharma. The gods are not fictitious characters but the very icons, personification of our deepest emotions. Attching ourselves with the god, we shall reclaim our deepest emotions, the emotions of our soul, While understanding the RigVeda, it is important to understand the philosophy of Vedic gods, if at all we intend to draw upon us the benefits of the RigVeda
The Teachings of the RigVeda are unique. It is an adaptation of the way the real universe is fashioned. The RigVeda encompasses various secrets which even the scientists of today cannot imagine or measure with their so-called modern quipments. The whole philosophy of modern science is smaller than the smallest infant when compared to the magnanimity of the teachings of the RigVeda