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Vedic Vision of Nature

The Vedic Vision of Nature combines Nature with Sadhana. The entire Nature is the deity. The Vedic Vision of Nature has the following characteristics:

1. The entire universe is divided into three divisions:
- Dyau: The Heaven (Celestial region)
- Antariksha: The Intermediate Space between the Earth and the Heaven (Atmospheric region)
- Prithivi: The Earth (Terrestrial region)

2. There are divine forces (devas) present in Nature. These divine forces control different aspects of Nature. These divine forces also affect our subtle bodies. The devas often take the form of a visible element of Nature.

3. There is a Supreme Being behind everything. This Cosmic Being is termed as Purusha in Purusha Sukta of Rig Veda (RV 10.90), Devi or Vak in the Devi or Vak Sukta of Rig Veda (RV 10.125) etc.

4. Human beings invoke the devas through yagna (sacrifice). In the yagna a sacrificial fire is lit and Soma juice is prepared. Oblations are poured in the sacrificial fire accompanied by chanting of the Vedic mantras to invoke the devas in the yagna. The devas are (often) invited to partake the Soma juice. The Vedic mantras glorify the devas and asks for various boons. The boons relate to both material life as well as spiritual development.

5. Various interpretations are given regarding the devas and the process of yagna. This is interpreted from spiritual perspective as the spiritual ascent of man from the gross towards the divine (symbolically from terrestrial region to celestial region). The external yagna corresponds to an inner yagna which brings out the divine in man.

This article uses the Vedic symbolism to integrate devotional worship and inner transformation of man with the concepts of Vedic yagna and devas.

Vedic Vision of Nature:
  1. Introduction
  2. Meditation on Dyauh Shanti Mantra:
    Meditation on the underlying Peace pervading the three divisions of the Universe.
  3. Meditation on Ambhasyapare Mantra:
    Meditation on the underlying Divinity pervading the vast Universe.
  4. Meditation on Satyam-Brhad-Rtam Mantra:
    Meditation on how the Earth is sustained by Truth, Cosmic Order and Penance.
  5. Meditation on Yaa-Arnnave-Adhi Mantra:
    Meditation on the Divine heart of Mother Earth.
  6. Meditation on Vishvambhara Vasudhani Mantra:
    Meditation on the all-encompassing Qualities of Mother Earth.
  7. Meditation on Yam Rakshanti Asvapna Mantra:
    Meditation on the all-giving nature of Mother Earth protected by divine forces.
  8. Meditation on Giriyas-Te Parvata Mantra:
    Meditation on the Joy spread by the Hills, Snow-clad Mountains and Forests of Mother Earth.
  9. Meditation on Vaishvanaram Bibhrati Mantra:
    Meditation on Mother Earth who holds the Universal Fire within her.
  10. Meditation on Yasyam Aapah Paricarah Mantra:
    Meditation on Mother Earth in whom Water flows day and night from all sides unceasingly.
  11. Meditation on Yasyam Vedim Parigrhnanti Mantra:
    Meditation on Mother Earth as a great sacrificial altar in which we offer our activities.
- Author: greenmesg

Bharatavarsha - The Land of Gods and Sages:

1. Stotras
2. Scriptures
3. Pilgrimages
4. Festivals
5. Saints: Ramakrishna - Vivekananda - Ramana
6. Sadhana
7. Sanskrit
8. Nature

Meditation on Earth - The Vedic way: >>

Om, May there be Peace in Heaven,
May there be Peace in the Sky,
May there be Peace in the Earth,

(Shanti Mantra of Upanishad)

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

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Last updated on Feb-2019

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