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A Short Introduction Written and assembled from sources by Stephen Knapp This is a short description of the basics of Vedic culture and its philosophy. Many people do not know quite what it is, and it is often described incorrectly by many who are not a part of it.
However, it is not as mysterious or complex as it is often portrayed to be. So here in the next few pages you can get a quick review and understanding of what it is. First of all, to describe it in brief, we can begin by saying that: The Vedic Tradition or Hinduism is more than a religion, but a way of life, a complete philosophy.
It is based on Universal Spiritual Truths which can be applied to anyone at anytime. It is called Sanatana-Dharma, the eternal nature of the soul. It recognizes that there is one Supreme Being with no beginning or end, the all in all, the unlimited Absolute Truth, which can expand into many forms.
That Supreme Being is found in the spiritual realm but also lives in the heart of all living beings. The Vedic tradition recognizes that the individual soul is eternal, beyond the limitations of the body, and that one soul An introduction to the future desires no different than another.
The soul undergoes this karma in the rounds of reincarnation. The soul incarnates through different forms called samsara or reincarnation until it reaches liberation moksha from the repetition of birth and death, and attains its natural position in the spiritual domain.
The Vedic path is based on regaining our natural spiritual identity. It has a complete library of ancient texts, known as the Vedic literature, that explain these truths and the reasons for the tradition. This Vedic literature is considered to be non-ordinary books that are the basis of the Vedic system.
Some of these have been given or spoken by God, and others were composed by sages in their deepest super conscious state in which they were able to give revelations of Universal Truths while in meditation on the Supreme.
The Vedic path offers personal freedom for one to make his own choice of how he or she wants to pursue their spiritual approach, and what level of the Absolute Truth he or she wishes to understand. This is spiritual democracy and freedom from tyranny. The Vedic path consists of ten general rules of moral conduct.
The five rules of conduct for external purification are the niyamas--cleanliness, austerity, perseverance, study of the Vedas, and acceptance of the Supreme Being. There are also ten qualities that are the basis of dharmic righteous life. These are dhriti firmness or fortitudekshama forgivenessdama self-controlasteya refraining from stealing or dishonestyshauch purityindriya nigraha control over the sensesdhih intellectvidya knowledgesatyam truth and akrodhah absence of anger.
A more elaborate explanation of various points of the Vedic tradition or Hinduism can be given as follows: It differs quite a bit from the conventional and western monotheistic religions with which many people are familiar.
In other words, it does not claim any one prophet or savior; it includes all aspects of God; it does not subscribe to any one philosophy or dogma; it includes various schools of thought and ways of understanding spiritual Truth; it includes a variety of religious rites or sacraments; it does not exclude any particular scripture that can help a person understand more about God and spiritual Truth; and it does not say that you have only one life in which to become spiritually perfect or you will go to eternal damnation.
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