The RigVeda is a conglomeration of poetry, legend, ritual, ancient science and culture. Above all it is a great treatise on yoga and spirituality. It upholds within itself the beauty and simple joy of life, perfectly in unison with nature. The hymns of the RigVeda are a reminder of the beauty of dawn. It holds within itself the mysterious, enigmatic and strange aspects of the mind, deep and primal. Man has lost touch with the realm of the sacred, thoroughly disturbed by the mind and its idiosyncrasies, low in energy and chaotic by nature. The RigVeda presents us with an opportunity; it offers a doorway, to an aspect of our nature with which we may find it worthwhile to establish contact, in order to fully comprehend the full scope of who we are.
The RigVeda is an exposition of archetypes, full-fledged blue-prints, the images of man and nature, that many of us are struggling to understand through the modern day sciences of psychology, anthropology, medicine and other allied fields.The practices of Yoga, which is described in the RigVeda along with a deep exposition of Tantra in the Veda, is an attempt in the work initiated towards the decoding of the deepest psyche behind the creative process within man. The understanding of RigVeda shall open up pathways that shall connect us, at the deepest level, to our origins. It is important to understand that it is our loss, and our inability of becoming capable or even being interested in the science of RigVeda that has lead us to our present crisis.
If Egypt has left the pyramids for the world, Bharath has left the Vedas, which is verily the pyramid structure of human mind. Much of the symbolism of the RigVeda appears to be similar to the Pyramids of Egypt. Yet the RigVeda in many ways far supersedes the knowledge encoded within the pyramids, since it talks of dimensions that far exceed the astral and causal worlds, which is not necessarily the topic of the pyramids. The RigVeda talks about the dimensions where the gods and the demons reside, a life filled with the ostentatious, the supremely sacred, the immaculately awesome and the dangerously terrible; all in the same breath.
It explores the many dimensions as existing within man, forces of cosmic energy much beyond the comprehension of an untrained mind and yet within the reach of one’s inner being. In this great sacred ambit, nothing is, as it appears on the surface. The teachings of the RigVeda appears to be veiled from the outer mind. Its teachings are under a clout and inaccessible to the non-devoted, as if locked by some sacred formulae. The RigVeda is not an invitation towards converting people to it’s recommendations or teachings. Rather, the Veda exhorts that, truth has to be earned by merit, attained by our own individual experience and direct perception. Truth, is not, the Veda emphasizes, as something to be proved or established, it is simply to be beheld, realized, when the curtains of ignorance are shred to tatters by the sword of knowledge. Truth stands by itself, all else requires support and props.
The RigVeda is an ancient document of the ancient mystics of Bharath. It is the secrets of the Himalayan region, with its many secrets. To uncover these Truths, one, not only requires patience but needs subtlety and sensitivity of mind and a finesse of language, which can only be fashioned through purity in the heart. The RigVeda is perhaps the oldest available scripture of Bharath. The teachings of the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads with all their profundity are a late appendix to the RigVeda. The RigVeda is without doubt, the oldest book (scripture) of the world and the source book of the entire human civilization. Many of the modern teachers and the yogis of Bharath, great Self-Realized and God-realized beings, have confirmed the profundity of the RigVeda document. These include world teachers like Paramahamsa Yogananda, Sri Yukteshwar Giri, Swami Vivekananda, Swami Rama Tirtha, Sri Aurobindo and Ganapathi Muni, just to name a few.