Be better by studying the Vedas. Once you start experiencing, you will not let go. Vedas are a 'spiritual document' & helps you to lead a spiritual life - (as opposed to people going to Vedanta because they want to be 'spiritual but not religious'

If one really wants to be spiritual, must study the Vedas and not Vedanta!

This webinar will investigate the origins of our contemporary understanding of the Vedas.  The Vedas are known as the oldest books of wisdom of the world. They are the source texts of Sanatana Dharma practiced by the Hindus all over the world. Although the Vedas are revered, they are no longer studied or properly understood by most of the followers of Sanatana Dharma.

We will point to two different branches of thought, one, ‘direct and external word meanings of Veda Mantras’, in Sanskrit language, popularized in the 14th century by Sayana Acharya, and two, the European and Western Authors.

Many European translations contained the skeptical and critical remarks of the Western authors whenever they did not fully understand the symbols or symbolism in the Vedas. Most people all over the world learnt the Vedas from such English and German translations and perspectives.

The recent re-discovery of the ‘spiritual and psychological interpretations of the Vedas’ by the great Yogin, Sri Aurobindo, has brought out the ‘spirituality and wisdom’ in the Vedas over the last century. He was ably assisted by "The Mother" Mirra Alfassa and Sri T. V. Kapali Sastry in his ashram. With continued efforts, the publications of these three great individuals, Sri Aurobindo, Sri T. V. Kapali Sastry, and Prof. R. L. Kashyap have restored the contemporary understanding of the wisdom of the Rishi Parampara contained in the Vedas.

After charting through the history, this webinar will explore the distortions and consequences that arise when a social order that originated within one paradigm is interpreted and represented from an entirely different paradigm. It will investigate the complex challenges that arise at the confluence of Hindu and Western thought and contrast the Hindu experience of a lived dharmic life from its Western representation.