Vedic Teachings That Will Change The Way You Think


I now view life as a magical process that is unfolding after being introduced to Vedic knowledge.

A change in perception enables a mindset transition from one of survival to one of thriving. I used to be a sheep that followed the flock into a predetermined retirement. I no longer see life as a magical unfolding that is constrained by a need for control or a cause of anxiety as a result of being exposed to Vedic knowledge. Understanding of Veda’s efforts to promote self-improvement through a change in perception, based on how a person sees themselves and their environment. The Vedas were given to a group of individuals known as rishis by the divine. A rishi is regarded as a very advanced human being.

The Sanskrit-written Vedas are broken up into two parts. The Karmakanda, or first section, is concerned with action-based tasks like rituals and house-building. Jnanakanda, the name of the second section, refers to understanding of how to live and the essence of who we are. The Jnanakanda contains 108 Upanishads, which deserve special attention. The Upanishads typically consist of dialogue between an instructor and a student. The lessons of the Upanishads are presented as mantra prose. They have a cryptic, symbolic character.

1. MUṆḌAKA-UPANIṢAD (मु􁭛डकोपिनषद्)

The student Saunaka and the sage Angiras have a discussion in this Upanishad. The sage discusses the differences between greater and lower knowledge, the characteristics necessary to understand Absolute Consciousness, and the essence of consciousness.

यथोर्णनाभिः सृजते गृह्णते च यथा पृथिव्यामोषधयः संभवन्ति ।
यथा सतः पुरुषात्केशलोमानि तथाऽक्षरात्संभवतीह विश्वम् ॥१.१.७॥

Just as the spider creates and withdraws (its web), just as trees are born on the earth, just as hairs on the head, and the body (grow) from a living person, in the same manner, the universe is born here out of Brahman (God/Consciousness.)1.1.7

We are both the problem and the answer, according to this mantra. You are the architect of your way of living. both the positive and negative aspects. Knowing that you created your reality gives you the confidence to understand that you have some control over the results. You can therefore spark positive transformation. Realize and accept your role as a change maker. You are not a prisoner of events. And you can alter it if you think and act in this manner.

Recognise any change-related phobia you may have. Make a plan in writing to progress in the direction of your goals. Resolve any lingering trauma associated with the change-related region.

द्वा सुपर्णा सयुजा सखाया समानं वृक्षं परिषस्वजाते ।
तयोरन्यः पिप्पलं स्वाद्वत्त्यनश्नन्नन्यो अभिचाकशीति ॥३.१.१॥

Two birds with beautiful wings, which are close friends, cling to the same tree. Of them, one eats the fruits with relish. The other looks on without eating. 3.1.1

Have you ever written something furious on social media or in a professional email? More often than I care to recall, I have. Being non-reactive to stimuli from the outside is the key to objectivity. The reactive emotional component can be removed to correctly assess all of the issues in a situation.

Steps to take:
– Sending emails with strong feelings should be postponed until the subsequent day.
– Before contacting the other individual or making a crucial decision, journal all of your feelings and thoughts.
– As a secure method of communication, use “I” statements and nonviolent dialogue.

नायमात्मा प्रवचनेन लभ्यो न मेधया न बहुना श्रुतेन ।
यमेवैष वृणुते तेन लभ्यस्तस्यैष आत्मा विवृणुते तनूं स्वाम् ॥३.१.२॥

Being deluded (and) completely immersed in the very same body, a person grieves helplessly. When one sees the other, the adored Lord, (and) His glory as (one’s own), (one becomes) free from grief. 3.1.2

The annoying individuals in your life and you have more in common than not. Having unrealistic expectations of others can skew how you perceive them. Everyone has a past, including your parents. That is intertwined with a confusing jumble of suppressed feelings and mental fears. Sometimes these dark places are the reason why people behave the way they do. The majority of what other people do is generally none of our concern.

Steps to take:
– Be aware of other people’s silent and hidden challenges.
– An observation about how you are comparable to your friendly enemy can replace a negative thought.
– Pay attention to how you respond and become familiar with your thought patterns.

सत्यमेव जयते नानृतं सत्येन पन्था विततो देवयानः ।
येनाक्रमन्त्यृषयो ह्याप्तकामा यत्र तत् सत्यस्य परमं निधानम् ॥३.१.६॥

The truthful alone wins, not the untruthful. The bright-path is paved with truthfulness. By this (bright path) indeed do the upāsakas, who has fulfilled the desires, reach (that brahmaloka) where the supreme goal of truthfulness (is). 3.1.6

Since the truth is subjectively perceived in actuality, telling the truth can be difficult. that not everyone will agree with what we believe to be accurate. Additionally, there is always the possibility of viewing something in a less-than-truthful light in order to further our own agenda.

Steps to take:
– Be the unbiased bird on the branch and put your plan aside.
– Share your emotions and responsibilities with the other individual, showing vulnerability.
– Be frank with yourself about what is preventing you from achieving your objective.

भिद्यते हृदयग्रन्थिश्छिद्यन्ते सर्वसंशयाः ।
क्षीयन्ते चास्य कर्माणि तस्मिन्दृष्टे परावरे ॥२.२. ८ ॥

When that (Brahman) which is in the form of cause and effect is seen, the knot of the heart is broken. All doubts are dispelled. And all his karma wears out. If you stick your finger in a fire it will get burnt. 2. 2.8

Recognise that your choices have an impact. Those outcomes might be advantageous to you and other people or might not. Before taking any action, decide if you want those outcomes in your life or not. A night of imbibing and partying or setting aside money for a future mortgage.

Steps to take:
– Consider your deeds’ long-term consequences carefully.
– Discard the non-essentials from your existence and hold onto the necessities.

2. KAṬHA-UPANIṢAD (कठोपिनषद्)

Naciketas, the pupil, goes to Yama, the Lord of Death, to ask him about Self-knowledge.

श्वोभावा मर्त्यस्य यदन्तकैतत्सर्वेंद्रियाणां जरयंति तेजः ।
अपि सर्वं जीवितमल्पमेव तवैव वाहास्तव नृत्यगीते॥ १.१.२६॥

Oh Yama, All these ephemeral (things) weaken the power of all the sense organs of the mortal (human being). Moreover, every form of life is short only. Let all your vehicles, dance, and music be yours only. II 1.1.26

In this mantra, Lord Yama puts youth Nachiketa to the test in his quest for self-knowledge while tempting him with all the world’s pleasures. An item seems to contain happiness. When you consume chocolate, it is enjoyable. You’re joyful. So you continue to consume a little bit more each time. (sometimes a lot more.) The happiness boost doesn’t last as long each time. When you ingest something, the quantity of contact has a diminishing return. Thus, you must constantly take and consume more of something or must engage in new and thrilling activities. Marketers using social media have long figured this out. from Lord Yama, perhaps. What is inside is triggered by events in the outside world. as opposed to the reverse.

All other desires align with your life mission when it is strong and clear in your mind. Steps to take:

  • Know what your life’s work is. and make sure your way of living reflects your goals in life.
  • Do those things make you happy instead of just making you feel good?

इन्द्रियेभ्यः परा ह्यर्था अर्थेभ्यश्च परं मनः ।
मनसस्तु परा बुद्धिर्बुद्धेरात्मा महान्परः ॥ १.३.१०॥

Sense-objects are superior to the sense organs. Mind is superior to the sense-objects. Intellect is superior to the mind. Mahat is superior to Intellect. II 1.3.10

You’ll spend the most time doing the things that have the most worth to you. Intelligent living involves choosing what can have the biggest effect first. Your inner senses can be stimulated by a mars bar. But the sensation actually originates in the psyche. The intellect is better to the mind because it can distinguish between the short- and long-term effects of consuming chocolate. Mahat is a Sanskrit word that means “high knowledge” or “honorable person.” Sometimes asking for assistance from others is preferable to using discrimination.
Steps to take:

  • Immerse yourself in the books, films, YouTube videos, and podcasts that will enable you to accomplish your life’s purpose.
  • Hire a teacher who can offer knowledgeable direction.

उत्तिष्ठत जाग्रत प्राप्य वरान्निबोधत ।
क्शुरस्य धारा निशिता दुरत्यया दुर्गं पथस्तत्कवयो वदन्ति II१.३.१४॥

Arise. Awake. Having approached the great ones, know (the Ātmā). The wise declare that path (of Self-knowledge) is difficult to tread, (just as) the sharp edge of a razor is difficult to tread. II 1.3.14

Don’t let another day pass while letting your goals remain unfulfilled. Your dreams can come true just as you have produced children, friendships, or relationships in your life. Being aware of your true identity. Like sweetness is to sugar at its core. will give you the freedom to pursue your goals. You might not be aware of the extent of your greatness right now out of a dread of not being able to. Although it should be noted that going deep within oneself is not something that should be done lightly. The goal of society is to keep you tiny and under control. not to let you wander free and roar like a lion.

Social pressure to conform to the norms that keep the herd together will come from friends, family, and everyone near to you. Take care and be brave.

Steps to take:

  • Clearly express your goals and objectives.
  • Recognise the checkpoints you must pass to realise your goals.
    -Create solutions to overcome possible obstacles.

Final Reflections
There is no known beginning point for Hindu Vedic information. Many contemporary lessons on spirituality and personal growth can be traced back to this age-old knowledge. To quench your thirst for bringing your goals into reality, ingest the wisdom of this enigmatic, empowering knowledge. Both now and in the future, here.

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. byngnigel says:

    Very informative.. great advice as well.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      Thank you

      Liked by 1 person

  2. rjnamrata says:

    Using Vedic knowledge to tackle every day situations.. very innovative written.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      Thank you!!!


  3. Lori says:

    On speaking the truth – I never understood why telling the truth was a problem. Then a counselor once told me that it was a good thing to tell the truth, but that I couldn’t expect people to like it. I had to deal with the consequences of telling people truth who didn’t want to hear it.

    “We are both the problem and the answer, according to this mantra. You are the architect of your way of living. both the positive and negative aspects.”
    I had a discussion with another blogger last week about how I believe the consciousness we are experiencing is purposely designed to experience both positive and negative. IOW, how can we know joy if we have not experienced sorrow. It’s what we do with it that matters.

    On writing something out or reacting out of emotion – great points. I can’t count the times I wrote things down but never sent them. And thank God I didn’t.

    I’m just finishing up editing a blog post about feelings/emotions. Hopefully, it’ll be ready for tomorrow.


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