Introduction to Vedas
Vedas are the sound vibrations which specify the path for the living being to achieve their Goal/objectives. The word 'Veda' is evolved from the root 'Vid' which means 'to know'. Hence the term Veda means “Knowledge”.
Vedas insist mainly on respect & praying of Supreme Reality & Nature (Land, Air, Water, Fire, Space ).Vedas encompasses all that is essential for ensuring correct way of life, peace and prosperity and spiritual progress. They contain “MANTRAS” which on recitation generate positive vibrations in and around the surroundings. Constant recitation of Mantras and following certain procedures mentioned in the Vedas will leads to attain of energy and power from Nature & Supreme Reality.
The Vedas are classified in to four : 1) RigVeda, 2) YajurVeda, 3) SamaVeda, 4)Atharva Veda.
- Rig Veda deals with the characteristics of Supreme Reality, Nature
- Rig Veda deals with the substances & qualities
- Yajur Veda deals with the ways to approach Supreme Reality & attain Energy from Nature
- Yajur Veda deals with all sorts of movements like process & performance of deliberate actions
- Sama Veda deals with the experiences with Supreme Reality & Nature
- Sama Veda is concerned with all communion, contemplation & concentration
- Atharva Veda deals with the mingling with Supreme Reality & Nature
- Atharva Veda deals with the Knowledge & Intuitive
Mantras are the certain combination of words(code) which on recitation in particular format generates positive vibrations and energy which derives the desired change in the atmosphere . The Mantras are designed by our ancient Vedic Scholars and they classified the Mantras based on different applications. If the procedures are followed in proper manner, one can do the needful for the control of calamities.
Yantras are the Copper sheet of specific thickness with specific plan/diagram which accumulates energy in it .As everybody aware that Copper is a good conductor of electricity but it is also good conductor of positive vibrations and it stores certain energy in it. The energy generating from recitation of Mantras are getting accumulated in the Yantras which on create a massive change in the atmosphere.
Tantras means procedure or way to accumulate energy in Yantras thru Mantras. The Tantras are desgined by vedic experts and it kept in secret form. The Tantra serves the same purpose to concentrate our thoughts and will in a kind of reservoir for use when desired as the double convex lens helps to concentrate the suns scattered rays and light which can burn at once any cloth or paper at the focus a task impossible for the ordinary diffused sunlight. But this concentrated light may cook our food and serve us in any useful ways .Similarly the Tantras rightly used is a power for superior in many ways..
It is the process of firing certain Herbal wooden sticks with Cow Dunk, Ghee on a rectangular platform made of bricks with simultaneous recitation (Pronounciation) of Mantras. Strict procedures are involved for performing Yajna. Through Yajna, one can avail the blessings of Supreme Reality and Nature. The YAJNAS are the practical application using Yantras by Tantras with chanting of Mantras.
Thus the effective usuage of Tantras in Yantras thru Mantras in Yajnas creates desired result and as per the Vedas, the combination of these procedures results in control of calamities and the methodology will differ based on the applications.
The two basic energy systems in the physical world are heat and sound. In performing yajna, these two energies, namely, the heat from yajnas fire and the sound of the chanting of the Vedic Mantras, are blended together to achieve the desired physical, psychological and spiritual benefits.
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