Articles on Vedas & their interpretations

  • Vedic Yoga and the Three Gunas

    By David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri) Vedic Deities The Vedas present a vast pantheon of deities (devatas) on many different levels, often said to be innumerable or infinite in number. For a specific number the Gods are said to be 3339 in total. This number is clearly a play on the number three. One of the […]

  • The Vedas and Ancient Egypt

    By David Frawley First published in the Hindu, one of India’s main national newspapers. The Vedas as the Pyramids of the Mind The Vedas represent a monumental spiritual literature, by far the largest that remains from the ancient world. We could therefore call the Vedas, ‘the pyramids of the ancient mind’. The Vedas are the […]

  • The Flow of Soma

    By David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) Note In the following article we will discuss the Vedic principle of Soma and its related principle of Agni in order to help us understand the internal alchemy behind the process of Yoga. This may provide a different angle of approach than most practitioners are familiar with, but hopefully […]

  • Agni and the Fire of Self-Inquiry

    By David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) Self-inquiry (Atma-vichara), such as taught by Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi, is regarded as the simplest and most direct path to Self-realization. However, Self-inquiry is also very subtle and can be hard to accomplish even after years of dedicated practice. It depends upon a great power of concentration and acuity of […]

  • Modern Science and Vedic Science

    By David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) Vedic Science and the Pursuit of Truth Real science consists of an objective pursuit of truth through observation and experimentation. It occurs apart from any beliefs or preconceptions about what it is going to find. It is based upon reason and direct perception, in which the reality is allowed […]

  • The Mantric Approach of the Vedas

    (one of many on-line articles by David Frawley on Mantra) The Vedas as Mantra Yoga The Vedas are mantric teachings. They consist of various mantric chants or hymns cognized by different seers or Rishis from the Cosmic Mind. They set forth Dharma or natural law, which is mantra in manifestation. As such the Vedas are […]

  • Vedic Yoga, the Oldest Form of Yoga

    By Acharya David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) Note: “Vedic Yoga” is the main term used by David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) for his yogic approach based upon the Vedas, but it is a broad term, as vast as the Vedas and can refer to any sincere yogic application of the Vedic mantras. The topic is […]

  • Vedic Deities and Yoga

    By Yogi Baba Prem While yoga has been growing within western culture for almost one hundred years, within the United States one can observe a tremendous surge in popularity since the sixties, to the most recent indicators suggesting that millions of Americans now practice yoga in some form or another. While the roots of yoga […]

  • The Sacred Fire and Agni

    Messages from Our Ancestors The great spiritual teachings of the ancient world-deriving from an era before our consciousness became dominated by the rational mind-speak primarily in terms of symbols. Vedic sages articulated this approach stating that ‘the Gods love the mysterious and dislike the obvious’.[i] The wise often avoid stating anything directly because most people […]