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Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 12-13.

"Very important - A Nation is built from the tradition of family! Read carefully, understand, keep in mind and apply the lesson day to day life."

Chapter -12. Yajna – Quintessence of the Culture of India-13.
Deepavali message given on the 25th of October, 1973.


Whatever it is, when knowledge gets adulterated through intense sensory activity, weakness of will and lack of moral force, the understanding of Dharma also falls. So we must have a whip to goad us to the path of Dharma, spirituality and God-consciousness.

The tradition of India, Bharatavarsha, is full of such goading whips. While the Vedas, the Puranas and the epics may be said to be direct teachers in an institution or an academy, the culture of India has also instituted many occasions for bringing home to our minds the facts of our eternal glory and our duties to God, the world and mankind.

We owe three kinds of duties which are mentioned in the eighteenth chapter of the Bhagavadgita: -

"Yajno danam tapas-cha…

Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 12-12.

"Very important - A Nation is built from the tradition of family! Read carefully, understand, keep in mind and apply the lesson day to day life."

Chapter -12. Yajna – Quintessence of the Culture of India-12.
Deepavali message given on the 25th of October, 1973.

In villages, some ladies have a peculiar habit. Suppose a lady wants a sari. She cannot tell her husband directly, "I want a sari." So, she will say, "The neighbour's wife has purchased a new sari today.

It is very good, very nice. I saw it myself." Her husband understands her intentions. He will say, "Why do you describe all these things? All right, I will purchase one for you." And the poor man purchases a sari.

The epics and Puranas follow a similar indirect way of instructing the truths. But the Vedas directly tell the truth, openly: "You must do this; it is like this." This is scientific. Science always plainly tells the truth as it is, without any camouflage.

The epic…

Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 12-11.

"Very important - A Nation is built from the tradition of family! Read carefully, understand, keep in mind and apply the lesson day to day life."

Chapter -12. Yajna – Quintessence of the Culture of India-11.
Deepavali message given on the 25th of October, 1973.


 Many think that the Vedas are only some foolish chants of the cowherds of Punjab, as British historians tell us.

The Bharatiya were regarded as cowherds grazing their cows in Punjab and blabbering something and that became the Vedas.

This is the British interpretation of our culture, which has gone into our heads!

The Vedas are not any kind of blabbering.

They are intuitional revelations of ecstatic souls who had the vision of the Absolute.

And, therefore, this vision-integral contains every type of knowledge – physics, chemistry, biology, sociology, mathematics, astronomy, alchemy,

Ayurveda, military science and what not.

How can we contain all these things?

We, therefore, bid good-bye to Vedas.

So the master Vyasa…

Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 12-10.

"Very important - A Nation is built from the tradition of family! Read carefully, understand, keep in mind and apply the lesson day to day life."

Chapter -12. Yajna – Quintessence of the Culture of India-10.
Deepavali message given on the 25th of October, 1973.

When I say the Vedas are scientific, I am not making a joke.

Masters like Swami Dayananda Sarasvati, who founded the Arya Samaj; Sayana, the great commentator of the Vedas; Aurobindo, of our own times; the Puri Sankaracharya; the late Bharati Krishna Tirtha – they all have struggled to point out that every science is contained in the Vedas.

Even subjects such as aeronautics, shipbuilding, mathematics of the highest type in differential calculus, infinite calculus – everything is in the Vedas.

Sri Bharati Krishna Tirtha has written a book called Vedic Mathematics, and it has been published by the Benares Hindu University.

The Veda Samhitas contain the highest reaches of mathematics.
Swami Krishnananda
  To be continued ...