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The Vedic seers introspected on the source of life by living amidst Nature. They discovered great truths about life through Nature. Nature as a Mother sustained their lives with fruits, vegetables, pure water and air. Nature as a Cosmic Being inspired their minds and hearts with Its vastness and transcendental dimension. The vedic seers observed the phenomenon of Nature keenly with the curiosity of a child - the vast sky, the dawn, the trees, the clouds, the lightning, the rains - they observed these closely and marvelled at them. Through their deep spiritual insight they saw a Divine Cosmic Order (Rita) which governed all lives. This divinity imparted Nature with its transcendental beauty, and through this divinity they discovered the source of life. The seers often poured out their visions through succinct poetic expressions, some of which were so sublime that the boundary between natural beauty and divinity became thin, and appreciation of Nature became appreciation of the divine principle of life. Elements of Nature were seen as divinties to whom the seers prayed for their sustenence. Nature as a whole was like the consort of the Virat Purusha (Cosmic Being). Within that Cosmic Order a great Yagna or cycle of exchange is going on continuously, as if the Virat Purusha is being worshipped by offerings within these exchanges.

The Vedic Vision of Nature starts with Nature, then proceeds towards the divinity behind Nature, and finally ends with the divine presence underlying all existence. The Vedic Vision of Nature is Nature and Sadhana combined together. The vastness, beauty and Cosmic Order of Nature is the inspiration. The vision of the Vedic seers (manifested as the Vedic mantras) are the guide. The longing of the human soul to transcend the limited self and soar towards the infinite is the urge.

The first step in this journey is to embrace Nature and connect with it. We embrace Nature by observing its characteristics and contemplating on them.


Vedic Vision of Nature & Sadhana:
  1. Introduction
  2. Characteristics of Nature
  3. Connecting with Nature
  4. Vedic Vision of Nature
  5. Characteristics of Sadhana
  6. Vedic Deities and Sadhana
  7. Vedic Mantras
- Author: greenmesg


Bharatavarsha - The Land of Gods and Sages:

1. Stotras by Deity:
Initial: Ganesha - Hanuman - Gurudeva - Gayatri
Tridevas: Brahma - (Vishnu - Narasimha - Rama - Krishna) - Shiva
Tridevis: Saraswati - (Lakshmi - Tulasi - Bhoomi) - Parvati
Others: Murugan - Surya - Ganga - Yamuna - Narmada - Others
Final: Vedas - Brahman

2. Pilgrimages by Deity:
Initial: Ganesha
Tridevas: Brahma - (Vishnu - Narasimha - Rama - Krishna) - Shiva
Tridevis: Saraswati - Lakshmi - (Parvati - Shakambari)
Others: Murugan - Ganga

3. Sadhana: Sadhana - Hermitages - Penances

4. Saints: Ramakrishna - Vivekananda - Ramana - Saints

5. Sacred Geography: Forests - Mountains - Rivers - Lakes

6. Puranas: Scriptures

7. Religious Life: Stotras - Puja - Pilgrimages - Festivals - Varnashramas - Samskaras - Traditions

8. Other Aspects: Sanskrit - Arts - Music - Dance - Medicine - Architecture - Astronomy

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Om, May there be Peace in Heaven,
May there be Peace in the Sky,
May there be Peace in the Earth,
May there be Peace in the Water,
May there be Peace in the Plants,
May there be Peace in the Trees,
May there be Peace in the Gods in the various Worlds,
May there be Peace in Brahman,
May there be Peace in All,
May there be Peace Indeed within Peace,
Giving Me the Peace which Grows within Me,
Om, Peace, Peace, Peace.

(Shanti Mantra of Upanishad)

Preserve Nature,
And Nature will preserve Us,
Simplify Life,
And make the Nature thrive,
Plant Trees,
And make our planet Green.

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