Overview of Vedic Literature
The Vedic literature starts with the discovery that Veda (= ultimate knowing) can be localized in our own consciousness and presents programs and methods for maximum inner growth: Upanga’s, Upaveda’s and Smriti’s. The wisdom of Yoga and Ayurveda are famous parts of these scriptures and are presented by Narada Kush in consultations, workshops and trainings. The centre of the Vedic literature is set up by the four Veda’s: Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda. These Veda’s contain the Vedic hymns which are in fact scientific formulae with complete and ultimate knowledge about existence, creation and human consciousness. They are divided in Mantra’s (knowledge) and Brahmana’s (organizing power).
After becoming familiar with the ultimate reality of the Veda’s, it is the time to study the Vedanga’s, Itihasa’s and Purana’s. These scriptures offer unlimited possibilities to continue with the study and analysis of the Veda’s. A very important part of the Vedanga’s is called Jyotish or Vedic Astrology, which profound knowledge is globally taught by Narada Kush. Itihasa’s (Ramayana and Mahabharata) and Purana’s consist of a huge number of stories and legends of ancient heroes or deities and describe civilizations in days long past. The purpose of these expressive stories, with always a very profound contents, is to inspire people from all times to follow the path of Dharma (universal law) and to live a life in full enlightenment.
|Nyaya||Ayurveda||18 Smritis||Mantras||Shiksha||Ramayana||18 Puranas|
|Vaisheshika||(Upaveda of Rigveda)||–||Rig Veda||Kalpa||Mahabharata||–|
|Samkhya||Gandharva Veda||–||Sama Veda||(Bhagavad Gita)||–||–|
|Yoga||(Upaveda of Samaveda)||–||Yajur Veda||Nirukta||–||–|
|Karma Mimamsa||Dhanurveda||–||Atharva Veda||Chanddas||–||–|
|Vedanta||(Upaveda of Yajurveda)||–||Brahmanas||Jyotisch||–||–|
|–||Sthapatya Veda||–||Upanishads||(Vedic Astrology)||–||–|
|–||(Upaveda of Atharvaveda)||–||Aranyakas||–||–||–|
Source: Maharishi Vedic Science
The Three Sisters
The ancient Vedic scriptures reveal the knowledge of life in a very holistic way. In the Vedic literature we find three practical applications for transforming life which are very interesting: Yoga, Ayurveda and Vedic Astrology. They are like three sisters, connected by an underlying field which we call the Self or in Sanskrit Atma. All three have the same source and the same destination. It is almost impossible to study all the parts of the Vedic Science, but when we want to make it practical, we apply Yoga, Ayurveda and Vedic Astrology in our lives. Actually all three support us to make life more comfortable, more growth-oriented and more enjoyable. We become the master of our destiny not allowing life to take it over. Compare it with a boat on the river. We can try to go against the stream and row and row, we get tired, we complain life is so hard and we get exhausted. Or we can go the other way, just co-creating with the flow of the river in the direction of the ocean. Life is not meant to make us struggle or to suffer all the time, it is meant for us to enjoy and to become more happy and wise.
The three sisters make a complete package of life in a beautiful and enjoyable way. In Narada Kush’s workshops we will study and experience how we can implement these ancient Vedic tools in our daily lives.