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and. Vedic Culture. Param Pujya Gurudev Shriram Sharma Acharya. Founder of All World Gayatri Pariwar and writer of more than 3000 books Based on Vedic Culture. Yug Rishis. Yug Rishi , Vedmurti Taponistha Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya. For expecting New Era

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Vedic Culture

param pujya gurudev shriram sharma acharya
ParamPujyaGurudevShriramSharma Acharya

Founder of All World Gayatri Pariwar and writer of more than 3000

books

Based on Vedic Culture.

yug rishis
YugRishis

YugRishi, VedmurtiTaponistha Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya

  • For expecting New Era
  • In 21st Century -Compiled
  • 4 Vedas
  • 108 Upanishads – Additional Upanishad “Pragyopnishad”
  • 18 Puranas –Additional Puran “Pragya Puran”
  • 6 Darshans
  • 20 Smrutiya, Yog Vasistha
  • Gita Vishwa Kosh (18 Volumes comprises of 10,000 pages)
  • 108 Volumes of Vangmaya (Approx 30,000 Pages)
  • Compiled for Sat Yug
  • 4 Vedas
  • 18 Puranas
  • Mahabharat
  • Shrimad Bhagwat
  • Gita
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Question is:

What is Vedic Culture?

Why is it important ?

How will this help to make the lives better?

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What is Vedic Culture?

Vedic culture is based on Vedic scriptures (sastras) called Vedas.

"Veda” comes from the word “Vid”.

“Vid” is Sanskrit word for “To Know".

“Veda” means “Knowledge” “Eternal Knowledge- No Beginning No Ending.

Sanskrit was the language of Vedic civilization.

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What is Vedas?

To understand Vedas one should know about meaning of word “SRUTI”

  • “Sruti” in Sanskrit means 'that which is heard.'
  • Srutiscriptures include the primary scriptures of Hinduism known as the Vedas.
  • Thus the Vedas are the eternal truths that the Vedic seers, called Rishis, are said to have heard during their deep meditations. The Vedas are not considered the works of the human mind, but an expression of what has been realized through intuitive perception by Vedic rishis. As such, Vedas are considered of divine origin. The Vedic truths were orally inherited by the Rishis to their disciples over thousands of years. Finally , these were compiled by Sage Krishna DwepayanVyas, popularly known as VedVyas,  for the benefit of future generations.
what is vedas
What is Vedas?

Hindus believe that the Vedas were not written by anyone (including God), but are eternally existing (apaurusheya). While many historians regard the Vedas as some of the oldest surviving texts, they estimate them to have been written down between 1500 BCE and 500 BCE.

essence of vedas
Essence of Vedas

The Vedas consist of several kinds of texts, all of which date back to ancient times.

The core is formed by the Mantras which represent hymns, prayers, magic and ritual formulas, charms etc.

The hymns and prayers are addressed to a pantheon of gods and a few goddesses important members of which are Rudra, Varuna, Indra, Agni, etc.

The mantras are supplemented by texts regarding the sacrificial rituals in which these mantras are used as well as texts exploring the philosophical aspects of the ritual tradition, narratives etc.

when was vedas rediscovered
When was Vedas rediscovered?

The Vedas were compiled around the time of Krishna (c. 3500 B.C.), and even at that time were hardly understood.

Hence they are very ancient and only in recent times has their spiritual import, like that of the other mystery teachings of the ancient world, begun to be rediscovered or appreciated even in India.

The Vedic truths were orally inherited by the rishis to their disciples over thousands of years. Finally , these were compiled by Sage Krishna Dwepayan Vyas, popularly known as Ved Vyas,  for the benefit of future generations.

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RISHI VED VYAS

  • RISHI VEDVYAS COMPILED ALL VEDAS AND PURANS .
gayatri is mother of vedas
Gayatri is Mother of Vedas
  • From Gayatri Savitri
  • From Savitri Saraswati
  • From Sarswati Four Vedas
  • Gayatri is therefore Mother of Vedas

Source: Gayatri Rahashyopanishad (Sadhana Khand)

parts of vedas
Parts of Vedas

Praise of GODS

Origin of Music-Sabda

Brahma Nad Brahma

Vedas of Worship

Various branches of Science, Ayurved, economics including Vedic Math

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ParamPujyaGurudev translated and compiled in simple language all 4 Vedas. There are total 8 volumes displayed today comprised of:4 Volumes of Rigved1 Volume of Yajurved1 Volume of Samved2 Volumes of AtharvavedThat is why ParamPujyaGurudev was titled as “VedMurti”

Vedmurti Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya

upanishads another branch of vedas
Upanishads-Another branchof Vedas
  • The Upanishads are a continuation of the Vedic philosophy, and were written between 800 and 400 B.C. They elaborate on how the soul (Atman) can be united with the ultimate truth (Brahman) through contemplation and mediation, as well as the doctrine of Karma-- the cumulative effects of a persons' actions.
  • The word Upanishad consists of three parts:
  • Upa (near),
  • Ni (down), and
  • Shad (sit).
  • 'sitting near a teacher and receiving the secret teachings.'
essence of upanishad
Essence of Upanishad
  • The Upanishads more clearly set forth the prime Vedic doctrines like Self-realization, yoga and meditation, karma and reincarnation, which were hidden or kept veiled under the symbols of the older mystery religion.
  • The Upanishads became prevalent some centuries before the time of Krishna and Buddha
  • Upanishad means Brahma-knowledge by which ignorance is loosened or destroyed.
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ParamPujyaGurudev has translated 108Upanishads in simple language and compiled according to its nature in 3 parts as under:

  • Brahmavidhya
  • Gyan
  • Sadhana
  • He wrote additional Upanishad called “Pragyopanisad” well in advance before the reincarnation of god in the form of Pragyaavatarin 21st Century.

Vedmurti Tapnistha Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya

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An Important Branch of Vedas

Puranas

The Puranas are post-Vedic texts which typically contain a complete narrative of the history of the Universe from creation to destruction, genealogies of the kings, heroes and demigods, and descriptions of Hindu cosmology and geography.

There are 18 canonical Puranas, divided into three categories, each named after a deity: Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. There are also many other works termed Purana, known as 'Upapuranas.'

18 puranas
18 Puranas:
  • Brahma Purana 10,000 Verses
  • Padma Purana 55,000 Verses
  • Vishnu Purana 23,000 Verses
  • Shiva Purana 24,000 Verses
  • Bhagavata Purana 18,000 Verses
  • Narada Purana 25,000 Verses
  • Markendya Purana 9,000 Verses
  • Agni Purana 15,400 Verses
  • Bhavishya Purana 14,500 Verses
  • Brahmavaivarta Purana 18,000 Verses
  • Linga Purana 11,000 Verses
  • Varaha Purana 24,000 Verses
  • Skanda Purana 81,100 Verses
  • Vaman Purana 10,000 Verses
  • Kurma Purana 17,000 Verses
  • Matsya Purana 14,000 Verses
  • Garuda Purana 19,000 Verses
  • Brahmand Purana 12,000 Verses
  • Total 18 Puranas 400,000 Verses
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The Vishnu Puranaby H.H. Wilson [1840]A primary text of the Vaishnava branch of Hinduism, and one of the canonical Puranas of the Vishnu category. Among the portions of interest are a cycle of legends of the boyhood deeds of Krishna and Rama. H.H. Wilson was one of the first Europeans to translate a Hindu sacred text from the original Sanskrit. His style and annotations are exceptional and very readable.

The Garuda Puranatranslated by Ernest Wood and S.V. Subrahmanyam [1911]A Vishnu Purana with Dantesque descriptions of the afterlife, and details of Hindu funeral rites.

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PURANAS

  • ParamPujyaGurudev translated above 18 puranas in simple language and also wrote additional purana called “PragyaPuran”from “Pragyopanishad”well in advance before the reincarnation of god in the form of Pragyaavatarin 21st Century.
  • Pragyapuran:
  • It describes today’s problems of world and the solutions to its in simple language with stories in the form of conversation of our Rishis (Sages). he wrote Pragyapuran in 18 parts (5 Parts Published). It covers from crisis of faith (AasthaSankat) in today’s world to change of New Era and return of Satayug and how Divine Rishi Culture will revive in 21st Century. It talks about 10th incarnation of Lord Vishnu in the form of Pragya Avatar in 21st Century which will be in the form of “Pragya” (Highest Wisdom or Vivek).

Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya

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Darshans

Hindu sages developed six different systems of philosophy, called Darshanas, at different periods of time.

They are religious philosophical systems because their foundation is in the Vedas. All the six systems are written in aphorisms (sutras).

The sutras, being very brief and terse, needed explanatory notes, which were written later by other scholars. For example, Shankaracharya, the famous scholar wrote explanatory commentaries on Vyasa’s work (known as Vedanta Darshan or Brahmasutra). These six systems of philosophy are:

6 darshans
6 Darshans
  • There are six Darshan Shastras called the six schools of philosophy. They are:
  • (1) Poorva Mimansa by Sage Jaimini,
  • (2) Nyay by Sage Gautam,
  • (3) Vaisheshik by Sage Kanad,
  • (4) Sankhya by Bhagwan Kapil,
  • (5) Yog by Sage Patanjali, and
  • (6) Uttar Mimansa (Brahm Sutra) by Bhagwan Ved Vyas.
  • All the six Darshan Shastras are in sutra form.
6 darshans1
6 Darshans
  • Param Pujya Gurudev translated 6 Darshans in a very simple language so layman can understand

Recently new version of

  • Mimansa Darshan
  • Vedanta Darshan
  • Nyaya and Vaisheshik Darshan
  • Sankhya Avam Yog Darshan

have been published with

commentaries in simple language .

Vedmurti Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya

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The Epics

The Mahabharata and Ramayana are the national epics of India.

The Mahabharata, attributed to the sage Vyasa, was written down from 540 to 300 B.C. The Mahabharata tells the legends of the Bharatas, a Vedic Aryan group.

The Ramayana, attributed to the poet Valmiki, was written down during the first century A.D., although it is based on oral traditions that go back six or seven centuries earlier. The Ramayana is a moving love story with moral and spiritual themes that has deep appeal in India to this day.

In addition, a key Hindu sacred text, the Bhagavad Gita, is embedded in Book Six of the Mahabharata.

old and new scriptures
Old and New Scriptures
  • First writing was found on stones, then on leaves but slowly paper was invented.
  • In olden days the paper was made out of the pulp of wood-a very lengthy process. All the litrature was hand written by Rishis and Sages with the help of their disciples was called “HASTAPRAT”,the ink was made out of vegetables and fruit juice and pens were the stem of the trees like bamboo-or feather of birds like peacock, called “KALAM”or “KITTO”.
  • Slowly the printers are invented and now we have computers to make our lives very easy.
gita vishwa kosh
GitaVishwaKosh
  • Param Pujya Gurudev wrote the materials for “Gita Vishwa Kosh”in 18 volumes comprises of over 10,000 pages. Shradheye Dr. Pranav Pandya, head of All World Gayatri Pariwar, informed in his recent lecture that Shantikunj is trying to compile this huge gigantic work of Gurudev and it will take few years before it will get published. He mentioned that when it will come out people will find everything what they want to answer their any question.

Vedmurti Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya

maharshi valmiki creating great all time epic ramayana
MaharshiValmiki creating great all time epic “Ramayana”

Saint Tulsidas wrote “Ramayana” in simple village language

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Problems associated with present

culture

Lack of faith

Selfish attitude

Dependency on Machines for each and everything.

Stressful life

Stress induced Health problems

There is a major threat of Global warming and we may face lot

Of problems in near future.

Vedic Culture will help us to lead a balanced life style, stress

Free.

Will help improve the day to day family and social problems by

Following a disciplined life style, doing meditation and yoga

Will keep us in good health.

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So please, help up to inherit this rich civilization, culture and values by the coming generations as they have the burden to carry forward for the uplifting of the worlds’ mankind.This literature has power to change thinking.If thinking is changed, action will change and will have the positive reactions.

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“HAM BADLENGE YUG BADLEGA.”

We Change World will changeWe reform, World will reform.SHRI RAM SHARMA ACHARYA.OM SHANTI! SHANTI ! SHANTI !

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Benefits of Vedic Culture

Vedic Culture teaches us about the value of moral in our lives.

Following Vedic culture will help reduce chaos in the society.

Everyone will think about the benefit of entire society not just

about themselves.

Reading inspiring books change the way of thinking.

Law of Karma will help us to be alert about our deeds.

Revival of Rishi Culture or Vedic Culture is important to have

a healthy society.