The Symbolism of Vedic Gods and Goddesses

Vedic Gods

The Essence of Vedic Gods

The Gods or Devas symbolize inner principles of consciousness.

They are blueprints of archetypes, archetypes of enlightenment.

One cannot link superstition to the Vedic Gods, born out of self-ignorance.

The gods in reality represent unconditional cosmic awareness.

They are the fundamental pillars of creative intelligence and objective awareness.

Gods are completely free of egoism and ignorance.

Of all things they do not in any way represent idolatry and are free of every bias and prejudice of preconception.

Devatas or Vedic Gods symbolize principles of the highest philosophy of the unsullied perception.

Creative Freedom and the Vedic Gods

The creative comprehension of the Divine requires the transmutation of our consciousness into the flames of truth perception.

This creative freedom is the essence of the Vedic Gods.

This freedom is not driven by the hard ego of earthly consciousness.

We should remember that earthly consciousness just leads one to sorrow and bondage.

Experiencing genuine creativity emerges out of the Vedic Truths which gods represent.

Knowledge and Surrender to the Divine simply drive such Creativity.

Creativity is another name for spiritual Freedom.

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Who are these Vedic Gods in reality?

These principles of surrender, themselves took the forms of Gods.

Gods make themselves perceptible when great beings elevate themselves on the path of Truth and inner renunciation.

These men, with supreme intelligence, have very well cracked the code of existence in its entirety.

Character, Dispassion, and Commitment defines the inner state of such superior men

Some of these men appear as sages or seers who could witness the forms of the Gods in deep meditation.

This perception only becomes possible when one’s heart overflows with the waves of Truth and Surrender.

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Ignorance in Man and Multiplicity in Gods

Gods revealed in the meditations of superior men, were multiple and varied.

The multiplicity of God’s animate and inanimate, concrete and abstract, human and non-human were higher symbols.

Many of the Gods revealed themselves as the pure residue of Abstract Reality.

They pass as devices who “try” to communicate to a man that nothing other than divinity surrounds him.

The screen of the ordinary which appeared to clout time, place, and circumstance represented the great Maya, in clout.

The Sense of Reality and Universality

If the gods bless an individual with the principles of Truth, that man shall awaken into Reality at once.

Such reality would manifest the light of Divinity from all around the seer.

It would reflect all as sacred, that each thing, however insignificant it may appear to be, represents only a shrine of sanctity and reverence.

It is this sense of the universality of the Divine that the ancient Gods intended to instill.

This Universality is far beyond the tiny reach of things like sectarian dogma, idolatry, or superstition.

This Sense of Reality reflects the oneness of Godhead culminating in the ancient path of Light.

The path of Reality has its antipode in the Concept of Maya

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Vedic Gods’ Male and Female Representations

The ancient deities are not mere dumb entities, gods and goddesses in the image of men and women.

The ancient Gods represent the masculine energetic component.

They are the personification of all the energy components within nature, which we consider male.

The ancient Goddesses represent the cosmic feminine forces within nature.

Some of these forces manifest as Prakriti, Mother Nature

The physical man is just one out of the million representations of male energy.

An earthly woman is just one out of the millions of representations of feminine energy.

The ancient seers did not mirror the relationships of the mortal male and female onto the Gods and Goddesses.

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Man is reflection of Vedic Gods

Rather they organized a vibrant society around an organic masculine and feminine energy system.

 This organic personification exists as the form of Gods and Goddesses.

These “god energies” form the very fundamentals of the Universal Cosmic Order.

They desired to reflect their own relationships in the subtle realms of reality on the physical plane of our planet.

The psychic origins of our uncontrollable sexual instincts originate from the subtle realms of Reality.

Crude sexuality has finer origins.

Gross and crude manifestations of sex we see here has a much finer and elevated beginning in the domain of Gods.

The Fine and subtle Relationships between the Gods and Goddesses contrast the grossness we see on this material plane.

The comic archetypes are nevertheless operative at the very depths of our psychic origins.

Gods recognize the place and value of both, the masculine and feminine forces.

The male and the female components of life necessitate a proper balance both in society and in the individual.

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Manifestation of Gods on the Earthly Plane

The Vedic Gods and Goddesses manifest through many forms and ideas that go far beyond the male/female representations.

Their forms include the entire phenomena of nature, implements, and tools of human activity.

They also reflect in the aspects of worship and a range of abstract ideologies that carry the shades of a truthful life.

Sun and Dawn as God and Goddess

Dawn represents a Goddess, the Sun represents a God.

Here the abstraction of Dawn is an extension of the Sun.

None can separate Dawn from the Sun, just as a devoted wife cannot be spoken off differently from the husband.

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The main Goddess is the Dawn, more than a woman, she represents the symbolic Dawn of aspiration and hope.

Dawn represents the natural phenomenon of early morning.

The main Vedic God is the Sun, more than the male, more than the physical Sun.

The Sun represents the Solar Self, the enlightened consciousness.

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