The Rig Veda, foremost of the Vedic Scriptures is one of the most difficult work in terms of study, comprehension and practical application.
The work is mysterious in its structure and form.
It talks about the mind of the Devatas or Gods.
Also, it reveals the mysteries of creation which is full of paradoxes and often broadcasts complicated philosophies that can leave the reader confounded after an initial walk-through.
Scholars find to difficult to grapple the imports of the work, even after years of attentive deliberation.
The Devatas, according to the Rig Veda, are not fond of the obvious.
They revel in mystery and like matters enshrouded in enigma.
This is the basis, perhaps of Indian Spiritualism, which also passes for a complex scientific view of Classical Indian philosophy.
The Structure of Teachings in Rig Veda
Rig Veda is hard to interpret by common man who lacks spiritual insight.
Hence, only Rishis of the older era, of the Vedic times could transmit its divine knowledge to students.
Fundamentally, it follows the contradictory structure, raising a trail of doubts in the mind of the listener.
However, if the teachings is first decoded by the Acharya and then the shisya receives it, it shall be easy to consume.
Let’s take one teaching of the Rig Veda and try and understand the complexity that follows in all its other teachings.
All the teachings follow the same structure that we are about to explore in this statement.
The Rig Veda, says “Every God is the other God“.
Exploring this statement can be a tough venture for those hwo have no idea about Vedic sciences and Indian spirituality,
This is rather a mysterious statement.
This statement is full of paradoxes.
However a closer look at this statement reveals that there is one reality behind the faces of all Gods and that Reality is just One.
It is the Philosophy of Oneness.
Rig Veda: The Greatest of all Sciences
There is a single science that operates in the material world by which scientists with a human body swear by.
The scientists who are beyond body and mind (our ancient sages) also swear by one science, beyond the physical and that is Vedic Science.
The Rig Veda is a symbolic representation of that spiritual science.
It encourages its students to raise doubts and asks questions.
It is only when one questions and so-called facts probed into, shall Truth stand out.
There will be revelations, from the study of the Vedic Scriptures such as the Rig Veda.
The seeker must bear the heart of a child and the intense desire to know the Truth.
Everything else shall just fall into place, the book says.
As one engages with Scriptures like the Rig Veda, many relative Truths, shall get overwritten, as one delves deeper in study.
Hymns and Verses of the Rig Veda
There are 1028 hymns and 10,600 verses soaked in Truth, in the RigVeda, which deal with the same number of dimensions within human consciousness.
It is an invitation to unlock 1028 chambers within the realm of consciousness that have been lying unexplored since time immemorial. RigVeda is the nectar.
Upanishads which is an extract of the 4 primary Vedas namely Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharva; is the nectar of nectar.
Rigveda, essentially is the celebration of all mystery within creation.
Becoming capable of Interpreting the Rig Veda
Becoming capable of interpreting the Vedas depends on your spiritual inclination and evolution.
Mantras, contemplating on the Puranas, Upanishads, performing Sadhana and Upasana can boost your spiritual potencies.
One cannot dream of interpreting the Rig Veda, if one does not develop insight through the following of spiritual practices, in line with what the Shastras (Vedic Scriptures) have ordained.
To develop a sharp vision, the preliminary condition is that the heart has to be clean, spotless.
To know who we are, how we are today, to know our gene, it is essential to first understand our genetic past.
The secret lies hidden in the “Book of Verses”, the RigVeda.
Also, understand that Indian philosophy can be our guide in our journey towards understanding the RigVeda, since Classical Indian Philosophy is an amplification of our Vedas.
Unlike the Rig Veda, the Classical Indian Philosophy has been preached for common man like us.
It is nothing other than an extract of the vedas in explicable terms.
Acharyas preached their philosophies so that we can interpret the true essence of the Vedas with ease.
Greatest Teaching of the Rig Veda
The Rig Veda presents the mystery of Reality within the framework of ritual.
The Hymns of the RigVeda talk about “Sat” and “Asat”, which translates as Knowledge and ignorance, as well as death and immortality, all in the very same breath.
Developing radical awareness straightaway is unthinkable, unimaginable.
However, it can be developed by understanding the spirit of the word “Yagya” which in English loosely means sacrifice.
The Book of Verses says that the World is a Roaring Altar within which, one who wishes to behold “reality” or “truth needs to sacrifice all of one’s artificially assumed ownership.
At this altar of sacrifice, when we perform sacrifices, potentialities of the other-world automatically emerge; Truth, the universal reality appears before one’s eyes and bathes one with its effulgent rays.
Only through the medium of sacrifice can the mind be able to comprehend the nature of all creation.
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