Veda Science or Intelligence? Here are the five Vedic Agni Facts, Indra Facts, and Soma Facts from an Intelligence perspective. These gods of Rig Veda have their own way of saying things. A few years back, in great honor, 30 Rig Veda manuscripts containing hymns dating from 1800 to 1500 BC have been included in Unesco’s Memory of the Register.
Is Veda Science or Vedic Science is correct? is the question of most people. When we say Science, we must understand that it has varied with time. From geocentrism to heliocentrism we have progressed in time. In the modern framework of Science, there is no chance of making parallels with the ancient system. This article doesn’t challenge the credibility of modern science. Although there are few inferences on Agni, Indra, and Some which will make you go round.
Agni, Indra, and Soma Facts from Yoga Perspective.
- Rig Vedic Gods are a representation of Reality, they are used as metaphors. Rig Veda has used Indra, Agni, and Soma much frequently than others.
- Indra is a representation of sense organs.
- In the Yogic way, Agni has been used as ‘Dhuni’ by the Yogis whose description is given below to clarify Veda Sciences and Intelligence.
- Soma was a plant used by ancient Indic people as nectar, it could be a psychedelic drug. However, as per Yogic Interpretation, you can induce the ecstasy given by soma within the body itself.
- The Rig Vedic philosophy is deeply interpreted in the Upanishads. Veda Sciences are more philosophic rather than Scientific.
Let’s explore these from the perspective of Yoga to see whether Veda Sciences are true or just philosophic?
In the modern framework of ‘Religions’, the component of faith is given weight over the logic. However, in the Indian philosophy of ‘Tarka’ (Logic) of Vedic Schools questioning is required in order to get a true view of reality. The major question that appears is “Why only the reality is discussed in the Upanishads when these texts are about understanding the reality?”
Agni is the word for fire in modern times but there is more to this. In Rig Veda, it has been praised more than a thousand times yet true wisdom is not understood. A Yogic eye is required in order to grasp the Vedas. The Yogic culture of fire is there for more than the last 5,000 years. This Vedic knowledge has been passed orally from teacher to student. However, some of those have been compiled by the great Vyasa. Still, the understanding of ‘Vedas’ can only be given by Yogis.
In India various Yogis from Nath and Nagas hold a fire in a vessel, they carry it wherever they go. This sacred Agni is called ‘Dhuni’. They are strictly instructed by Guru that, Dhuni should be ever burning. It is the major asset of a true Yogi, it is the essence of Yoga.
Let’s understand what Agni has to say about Veda Science.
Veda Science of Agni or Metaphor?
The Fire represents energy which is always moving upwards. It is logical rather than Veda Science. Yoga is all about understanding our consciousness. In this framework of consciousness, it is like a signal going upwards towards the Brain. When something touches your skin, the signal reaches up to some area in the Brain and again reflects back to the same place. This makes you feel the sensation. This is just a modern interpretation from Scientific Perspective and not a Veda Science.
What if you keep that signal in the Brain itself and don’t let the signal reflect back?
It is apparent that you won’t feel sensation, Agni represents the same, it is upper moving energy. The flames don’t move down so your upper moving conscious signal is controlled in contemplation (Dharana). There are various methods of contemplation. One is to visualize (feeling/sensation) fire moving up from the Manipura Chakra( Navel region, around solar plexus) to the center in the Ajna Chakra (Pituitary Gland). You will understand below whether it is Veda sciences or something else.
This is done because the Navel region is perceived as the area where food is burnt and reaches the body for the functioning of its parts including the Brain. If the fire in this area is felt properly through sensation, the consciousness can be manipulated with ease through fire gazing. The central channel called Sushumna is cleared for safe passage of consciousness towards higher intelligence.
This Yogic wisdom of the Sages was interpreted in their own framework. Not in the modern Scientific Way. So the Veda Sciences has to be understood in a Philosophic way only.
The main idea of Yogic Intelligence is to reach the center called ‘Brahma Randhra’ through the Sushumna within the Brain which has many divisions. A person can control all the Senses and the spacetime itself (Akash Tattwa). It is a place of the Brain where; personal experiences connect with the outer world.
Agni-Indra-Soma, a yogic relationship.
The direct translation of Indra is Senses. As discussed above, when something touches your skin, the signal reaches up to some area in the Brain and again reflects back to the same place, this makes you feel the sensation. Scientifically, it is the response to the stimulus. Now, the question can be formed ” Does, manipulating the stimulus-response can make you understand the reality?” Although, this question will certainly reach the hypothesis of Quantum Mind. The link is given below this article for the modern understanding of this question.
Not going much into it, as already specified, Yogis have their own way of interpretation. This is not about Veda Science, it is about, their philosophic wisdom and the methods used. Yogis often gaze at the fire (Dhuni) so immensely with the contemplative prayer of Vedas that they establish a bond with Agni. It is to manipulate the consciousness towards understanding the truth.
This process (Kriya) is called ‘Trataka’. Kriya is done in order to train the mind so that in meditation, the energy flows up through Sushumna and the senses do not affect the stage of Samadhi/Nirvana.
Where Soma and Indra live in Intelligence?
This point ‘Bindu’ is like the Brahma Randhra, represented as a point in OM. Below this point is a crescent shape called ‘Chandra’ which is praised as ‘Soma’ in the Vedas (see the image of OM below). Soma is the nectar that flows down which the senses (Indra) enjoy. The lower moving energy is which makes people feel things like touch, taste, etc. The Agni never moves down so, when it reaches Bindu, Soma automatically falls down. This gives immense ecstasy to the Yogi when consciously controlled. It is like listening to your favorite song, eating your favorite food, seeing the best vision, all at once, or the ultimate satisfaction in the modern sense.
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