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Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kireet Joshi/English/Synthesis of Yoga in the Veda/Vedic System of Cosmic Knowledge.htm
PART FOUR Vedic System of Cosmic Knowledge The Vedic system of the cosmic knowledge is the same that we find behind the later Puranic symbols. Both in the Vedic system and the Puranic system, the cosmic existence consists of the unity of seven principles of existence and seven worlds corresponding to these principles, and they can be stated as follows: Principle World 1. Pure Existence — Sat World of the highest truth of being (Satyaloka) 2. Pure Consciousness — Chit World of infinite Will or conscious force (Tapoloka) 3. Pure Bliss — Ananda World of creative delight of ex
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PART ONE Veda and Yogic Knowledge There seem to be three main grounds on which we are led to conclude that the Veda contains a huge mine of wisdom and even a mature system of yogic knowledge.5 First of all, the Veda reveals its full consistent meaning only when its language is interpreted through certain key words, which are ambiguous, and while they mean something very ordinary, in one sense, they mean something very extra-ordinary in another sense. To take only one example, the word go means a cow, in one sense, but it also means light in another sense. Now it is found that if the word go is interpreted to mean cow in the Veda, it serves well up to a cer
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Preface It is extremely significant that the earliest records, in which we find statements of the awakened thought of ancient humanity, speak of five greatest ideals for which humanity has constantly aspired for throughout its long historical pilgrimage, namely, God, Light, Freedom, Bliss and Immortality. But even more significant is the fact that these earliest records, namely the texts of the Vedas, present to us a systematic account of the methods that were developed in ancient times by which these five great ideals were sought to be realised, even though the language of these texts is symbolic and needs to be interpreted meticulously by the contemporary humanity. Fortunately, Sri
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Pre-Content This book is addressed to all young people who, I urge, will study and respond to the following message of Sri Aurobindo: "It is the young who must be the builders of the new world, —not those who accept the competitive individualism, the capitalism or the materialistic communism of the West as India ^future ideal, nor those who are enslaved to old religious formulas and cannot believe in the acceptance and transformation of life by the spirit, but all those who are free in mind and heart to accept a completer truth and labour for a greater ideal. They must be men who will dedicate themselves not to the past or the present but to the fu
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Select Bibliography Anirvan Shrimat, Vedic Exegesis, in Cultural Heritage of India, Ramakrishana Mission Institute of Culture, 1958, Calcutta, second revised edition, Vol. I. Apte, V.M., The Vedangas, in Cultural Heritage of India, R M Institute of Culture, 1958, Calcutta, second revised edition, Vol. I. Balasubramanian, R., Primal Spirituality of the Vedas, Delhi, 1996. Balasubramanian, R. (ed.), The Enworlded Subjectivity: Its Three Worlds and Beyond, PHISPC, Centre For Studies in Civilizations, New Delhi, 2006. Bhave, Shrikrishna Sakharam, The Soma hymns of the Rig Veda: A fresh interpretation. Oriental Institute, 1957-62, Baroda, 3 Vols, Bloom
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PART TWO Process and Methods of the Vedic Yoga Is it possible to arrive at some precision in regard to the actual processes and methods of yoga, particularly when the Vedic texts are voluminous and also because ritualism of Vedic religion and esoteric knowledge of the psychological principles and methods of yogic realizations are intertwined in the language in which the Vedic texts are composed? Fortunately, Sri Aurobindo has written two great books, 'The Secret of the Veda’ and 'Hymns to the Mystic Fire’, which have developed the psychological theory based on the data available in the Vedic texts themselves, and a study of these works can help us
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PART THREE Role of the Higher Faculties Faculties of Vastness of Light, Revelation, Inspiration, Intuition and Discrimination The attainment of Surya Savitri, the supramental consciousness which is creative of the worlds, and which is the power of the manifestations of the highest triple world is a culminating victory of the Angirasa Rishis and of the Vedic system of yoga. The supermind is the highest creative faculty of the One, who unites multiplicity of manifestation with the original oneness. The development of this supramental faculty is prepared by the working of the seven rivers, the mighty ones of the heaven, which are also de
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Notes and References 1 These are general statements, and they can be regarded as tentative conclusions arrived at by the study of a number of books on history of India and of the world. The Vedas speak of the Rishis of the past and of the New Age (pūrvebhih nūtanaih, Rig Veda (RV), 1.1.2). 2 There are four Vedas, — Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Sama Veda and Atharva Veda. Among the Vedas the Rig Veda occupies a prominent place. It consists of ten books or Mandalas and one thousand seventeen hymns or suktas. The total number of verses in Rig Veda is ten thousand five hundred eighty. Yajur Veda is classified broadly into Shukia Yajur Veda and Krishna Yajur Veda. Shu
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Introduction There is no ascertainable history of the ancient beginnings of yoga. We are aware of traditions of esoteric practices in ancient Egypt, Chaldea, Greece, Persia, India and of other similar traditions. There was no doubt an age of Mysteries; there was, undoubtedly, even a pre-Vedic age and a pre-Chaldean age, during which there seemed to have developed experiences and explorations leading to discoveries which were important to the developments of yoga. The results of these discoveries seem, however, to have been lost in some developments of the past, or they seem to have been assimilated - probably very much diminished in the content and import - in some traditio