The scriptures of the Hindus, the Vedas, four in number, are the highest truths revealed to the seers.
The refrain of the Vedas is self-realization.
The core of the Vedas do not advocate Idol worship but a Higher Reality, Brahman , whose attributes are Being, Consciousness and Bliss-Sat, Chit and Ananda.
However idol worship is allowed to concentrate the mind.
The Four Vedas are.
In this connection I received a mail as follows.
‘I saw this post in FB. Though I do agree that lynching someone for suspecting eating of beef is quire unacceptable. But the quotes in the post, seems to take a distorted view of our scriptures. Would you pl enlighten on this topic ?’
The mail detailed quotes from the Mahabharata and the Upanishads that people, even rishis wee eating beef ding the Sanatana dhama period.
My view is that it looks that people were eating meat during the Vedic period.
I have provided quotes which indicate meat-eating and those that prohibit it.
The explanations trying to explain away beef eating seems to me laboured and lack conviction.
Samhitas or Hymns.
Aranyakas, to be recited in the forest and
Upanishads, containing the highest Knowledge of Reality, Brahman.
Veda has two sub divisions.
Shukla and Krishna Yajur.
These Hymns have Sukhthas in them which are in praise of Deities and they are also explanation of Cosmology.
Some of them are also addressed to curing diseases .
Added to this is the finding of the Axle of Ravana’s Pushpaka Vimana in Sri Lanka.(read my Post on this)
The presence of Public Bathing facility in Mohenja darao Harappa sites indicate that there were Public facilities for communities.
Could they have used this for travel ad for Mass Rapid Transport Systems?
The answer is Yes.
The Mantrika Upanishad appears in the Atharva Veda.
Full of symbolism ans an integrated approach to all the Three Vedas ,a clear exposition of Advaita and Maya can be found in this Upanishad.
I shall be posting an article explaining the concept