The term “Vedic” is derived from the Sanskrit word “Veda,” which means “knowledge.”
Vedic Science brings together this ancient Vedic tradition of knowledge, as brought to light or cognised by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, with the discoveries of modern science to answer fundamental questions about life.
Note that this is distinct from “the Vedas” which are ancient texts consisting of The Samhitas (Sanskrit saṃhitā, “collection”). There are four “Vedic” Samhitas: the Rig-Veda, Sama-Veda, Yajur-Veda, and Atharva-Veda.
Zen Academy is not about delving into these ancient texts – but developing our own awareness to cognise the required wisdom to meet the need of the times, i.e. whatever you require to manifest and live your Dharma.
That said, you may find the following reading enlightening…
Perfect Health by Deepak Chopra
A decade ago, Deepak Chopra, M.D., wrote Perfect Health, the first practical guide to harnessing the healing power of the mind, which became a national bestseller. The book described how breakthroughs in physics and medicine were underscoring the validity of a 5,000-year-old medical system from ancient India known as Ayurveda (“the knowledge of life span” in Sanskrit). Perfect Health went on to describe how to apply the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda to everyday life. In celebration of this classic work we have created this new edition, revised and updated to include the latest medical research.
The Concise Yoga Vasistha by Swami Venkatesananda
The Concise Yoga Vasistha is a clear, provocative summary of one of the leading texts of Hinduism. Swami Venkatesananda continues the long tradition of elaborating on and clarifying the teachings of the sage Vasistha. It captures the verve of the original text while eliminating needless repetition. For the specialist, this book makes available a handy guide to the original Sanskrit without sacrificing philosophical depth. To the comparative religionist, it provides an occasion for understanding how Hinduism has been able to accommodate seemingly opposite schools of thought without giving way to the platitudes which mar many syncretic movements.
Baghdad Gita Translation by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
The Bhagavad Gita is a profound, powerful and inspiring text. Arjuna, a warrior about to lead his army into battle where both fighting sides contain his loved ones turns to God for advice. Should he, in these circumstances, engage in warfare or avoid it? By this situational allegory, the text touches upon the most essential questions, challenges and lessons in life.One of the talents of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, a great Indian sage and visionary, was his ability to speak to people using simple metaphors and everyday language. In his translation and commentaries on the ancient Vedic scripture, Maharishi went to the very heart of Lord Krishna’s teachings. His aim was to restore the real depth and fundamental importance ofThe Bhagavad Gita for the people living in the modern scientific world.