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Lost in Translation - The Eternal VEDAS
« on: May 06, 2015, 04:21:30 PM »
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Vedas
are enormous; actually infinite. The Vedas are the knowledge of God ... "The Breath of Brahman".



   Vedas are always original and cannot be corrupted. Vedas are transferred from Guru(Teacher) to Shishya(Disciple) through shravana or shruti (listening). Hence Vedas are also called Shruti.
   
   Vedas cannot be corrupted as each and every letter is uttered according to a Swara(music syllable sort of thing). If even a single letter or word is modified by someone by adding or removing a letter it can immediately be identified as the Swara changes. Vedas were never written down earlier and there was absolutely no need for that as every Vedic scholar could remember by intense practice of Vedas singing with the Swara.

   So there is nothing like original and not original Vedas. Vedas are Apaurusheya(not spoken by humans, but spoken by Bhagavan himself). There is no question of anyone stealing the Vedas.
                 
       
   The 'original' Vedic texts perhaps never existed. The Vedic hymns were composed in memory and taught / learn by ear in specific forms that mean't to preserve the fidelity of the hymns. The earliest written texts we have of the Vedas, preserved, are as I understand it, from about 1000 BCE or older, but were passed down in recited form from much earlier. Many great scholars worked towards the goal to bring it to texts. But Time had different plans.

                                             
       
   Be it Mughals or British or Invaders starting Mahmud Gazni all the way to Lodhi Dynasty Indian Culture has suffered the most(latter were nothing compared to muslim invaders). In-spite of more than thousands years of existence very little of the scriptures remain. Almost all scriptures were either burnt or taken away by looters from India and Great Saints were killed and many sacrificed their lives to save: be it the Vedas or literature. But mostly we are left with today is folk tales. The actual scriptures and scrolls are all lost.

         

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Re: Lost in Translation - The Eternal VEDAS
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2015, 04:24:02 PM »
Anyway, the Vedas which we had in use ... were still enormous... We now only have 1% of the Vedas ... 99% are lost ...
But How many Indians know how much about the 1%? (Numbers are bleak.)
 
So how did we lost the very essence of Vedas?
No! We didn't. At least for now. We just lost much due to the way we interpret. Hence, the subject of Reality comes into play here.

Vedas tells there are 14 universes connected by mount Meru (7 higher and 7 lower) which the gods are in control of. Many would doubt, "Since there are infinite universes and only 14 is under the control of our gods, are they really aliens or just myth?"


Truth is:
The word loka translate to place or position and not universe. According to the Hindu scriptures, region inside a brahmanda is divided into 14 lokas. The middle and higher worlds are the Bhooloka, Bhuvarloka, Suvarloka, Maharloka, Janoloka, Tapoloka and Sathya loka. Netherworlds include the Atala, Vitala, Sutala, Rasaatala, Talaatala, Mahaatala and Paatala.

                                     

All these 14 worlds are described to be contained inside a golden egg like structure called Brahmaanda (which also does not translate to universe). The dark space inaccessible to rays of sun, spans until one lakh yojanas is described as the Anda-Bhitti (the shell/boundary of the brahmanda). And the scriptures quote "there are crores of such Brahmandas". For instance, Lalitha sahasranama from the Brahmanda purana describes Goddess Lalitha as "Anekakoti brahmanda janani" (the origin & mother of crores of Brahmandas).

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Re: Lost in Translation - The Eternal VEDAS
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2015, 04:28:37 PM »

Each Brahmanda is described to have a Vishnu, Rudra and Brahma of its own. The problem with calling gods and deities as aliens is that we make them foreign entities outside the realm of our own existences but the scriptures describe them to pervade the physical and subtle realms too. Hinduism doesn't really encourage the notion of a God who resides in the heavens outside the realms of physical existence. It is our grand illusion that obstructs the truth making the illusion a reality through interpretations that our wandering mind make on daily basis. In fact, Hinduism always suffered from these kind of interpretations without concrete understanding. Hinduism itself is mis-interpreted as a religion while it is not. We are the followers of "Sanatana Dharma" - The Eternal Laws.
       This is one example why we can't feel the essence of the Eternal Vedas. Unless we realize our existence, culture and truth; The Vedas will remain as mystic texts and will be taken for granted.
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Re: Lost in Translation - The Eternal VEDAS
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2015, 05:53:11 PM »
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Re: Lost in Translation - The Eternal VEDAS
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2015, 05:58:35 PM »
@trojan7 ,

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In this fast paced world, many people don't have time to read these Scriptures. In fact many people don't even know that these types of Scriptures are available. You have shown light to many. A special mention has to be made for those beautiful illustrative Pictures. Keep contributing & keep enlightening people around.

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Re: Lost in Translation - The Eternal VEDAS
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2015, 06:21:12 PM »
@Admin   @gauranggroups    Thanks! Those words mean a lot. I started learning from you through astrogle. Your valuable contribution made a change. It is my way of paying back.
Words, knowledge & wisdom will change any person just like the way they changed me. I would like to contribute from the little knowledge I'm acquiring from our Vedas, puranas, Bhagavad Gita & Mahabharata so that at least few might experience the spiritual bliss. I wish to contribute at least a single post every two days in various topics. Hope this journey helps at least few. Om Shanti

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Re: Lost in Translation - The Eternal VEDAS
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2015, 06:41:52 PM »
Dear @trojan7,

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Re: Lost in Translation - The Eternal VEDAS
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2015, 06:56:14 PM »
Your valuable contribution made a change. It is my way of paying back.

Words, knowledge & wisdom will change any person just like the way they changed me.

I wish to contribute at least a single post every two days in various topics.

Certainly one of the best posts made here on these forums.

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Re: Lost in Translation - The Eternal VEDAS
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2015, 09:48:55 PM »

It is our grand illusion that obstructs the truth making the illusion a reality through interpretations that our wandering mind make on daily basis.

"Sanatana Dharma" - The Eternal Laws.
       Unless we realize our existence, culture and truth; The Vedas will remain as mystic texts and will be taken for granted.


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Very well written article, One has to read a lot of books to learn these things, and for people with no spare time, you have presented the "Gist" of it all. Thanks.


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Re: Lost in Translation - The Eternal VEDAS
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2015, 10:50:48 AM »
@Arietus Thank you brother :)   @A.Mithiran Thanks and yes! I will contribute everything I can.

Your valuable contribution made a change. It is my way of paying back.

Words, knowledge & wisdom will change any person just like the way they changed me.

I wish to contribute at least a single post every two days in various topics.

Certainly one of the best posts made here on these forums.

@Admin Thanks again. I appreciate that.

@debojitbose Special Thanks to you brother for inviting me to this forum. This is giving me a great opportunity to learn and communicate with wonderful people.

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