Game from the Script: Vedas

The vedas explores the secrets of sprituality found in the ancient writings of the East. It probes opics on the soul, karma, reincarnation and meditation. In his book ‘Veda Secrets from the East’ by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, and his disciples cover all the topics.

At the age of 14, Yashua (Jesus) journeyed to India. Between the ages of 15 and 19, Yashua (Jesus) studied amongst the Brahma masters and common people. They referred to him as Hare Krishna. This title was carried back to Jerusalem and became Helios Khristos, meaning ‘the anointed son’, which in time became known as Christ.

Between the ages 20 and 25, Yashua journeyed up the Tigris Euphrates, going through Afghanistan and Chaldea. First he went to India with amongst the Hindu. He went to Bernares, where the Ganges river is.

Bernares, India, near the Ganges river

The Brahmans also called him Parabrahm.He later travelled to Tibet and lived amongst the Buddhist. He became good friends with a man called Barato Arabo, a Buddhist priest. He and Barato read psalms, , prophets, Vestas, the Avesta and the wisdom of Guatama (Buddha). Yashua said:

“Man is the marvel of the universe. He is part of everything, for he has been a living thing on every plane of life. Time was when man was not, and then he was a bit of formless substance in the moods of time and then a protoplast. By universal law, all things tend upwards to a state of perfectness.”

Part of the books that is classified as vedas, is the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita.

The Upanishads are philosophical texts considered to be an early source of Hindu religion. All the texts are said to be authorless. More than 200 texts are known, of which the first dozen or so, are the most important referred to as the main, principal from the old Upanishads.


Upanishads

The Bhagavad Gītā, meaning Song of God in Sanskrit is a 700-verse Hindu scripture that is part of the ancient Sanskrit epic Mahabharata.


Mahabharata

Since the Gita is drawn from the Mahabharata, it is classified as a Smṛiti text. However, those branches of Hinduism that give it the status of an Upanishad, a “revealed” text. It is also also called “the Upanishad of the Upanishads.

The context of the Gita is a conversation between Lord Krishna and the Pandava prince Arjuna taking place in the middle of the battlefield before the start of the Kurukshetra War with armies on both sides ready to battle.

Responding to Arjuna’s confusion and moral dilemma about fighting his own cousins who command a tyranny imposed on a disputed empire, Lord Krishna explains to Arjuna his duties as a warrior and prince, and elaborates on yoga, Samkhya, reincarnation, moksha, karma yoga and jnana yoga among other topics.

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