Archive for November, 2011

The Four Vedas

The Vedas present the broader system of Self and cosmic knowledge of which yoga and Ayurveda are specific manifestations. Both Ayurveda and yoga arose as Vedic schools, taught by lineages of Vedic seers, projecting Vedic knowle...


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The Six Schools of Vedic Insight

The Six Schools of Vedic Insight Out of the Vedas arose six schools of philosophy, shad darshanas, which literally means six ways of seeing or insight. These were designed to show the logical, metaphysical and cosmological impl...


Ayurveda and Vedas/ Upavedas

Ayurveda and Vedas/ Upavedas The Upavedas supplement the Vedas with more specific applications of Vedic teachings into the cultural field. Ayurveda arose as a secondary Veda or Upaveda generally connected with the Atharva Veda....



The Vedangas/ Jyotish

The Vedangas/ Jyotish There are six Vedangas or limbs of the Vedas. These are closer to the Vedas than the Upavedas, being part of the Vedas themselves, the main tools used to interpret them. 1. Jyotish — astrology 2. Kalpa ...