“Irrespective of whichever religion we are born, all of us can be put in three categories – Satwa, Rajas, and Tamas. These are the true intrinsic faiths we reflect in behaviors. The Gods, procedures of worship, language, and cultures do not define our natural belief systems, instead, we tend to believe by logic or by blind faith. This is what Gita says. Indian Rishis unraveled mysteries of human subconsciousness, and evolved solutions to ensure sustainable humankind in harmony with eternal nature. This required aligning variety of people with varying inborn attitudes and qualities. Qualitative distribution of responsibilities was the result, but soon it was misconstrued as paternity based castes, unfortunately. Qualitative system of selecting talents for specific jobs exist till today, for progressive humans. Collectively these eternal laws of nature are called Sanatan Dharma, a progressive science. It is now seen as Hinduism; a milieu of rituals.
Sanatan Dharma is not limited to socio-psychological recommendations but also reveals scientific truths about creations. Rishis meditated, overcoming subconscious human tendencies and discovered science of creation, and spirituality. In Sruti periods, they preserved it in chants and symbols over 6000-7000 years ago. While chants are either lost or interpreted in devotional faiths, symbols of multi-tier hierarchy of Gods, AUM and Swastika, which are just not the symbols of faith but have ample clues of science of creation, cosmology and quantum physics. This book reveals their true meaning. Gita says, Meditation and logical studies lead to same conclusion, they are not different. In a way, this book logically interprets Sanatan Dharma through Srimad Bhagwad Gita and Sankhya Karika. It takes you on a journey leading to a homogeneous belief system where true eternal basics unite all faiths. No wonder, all religions of the world find characteristic similarity or roots in Sanatan Dharma. The Trinity concept in Christianity echoes Yog and meditation by Prophet in Hera caves that nearly choked him echoes Pranayama. That’s not all, a lot more inside with facts and logic. Neither blind Hinduism of Karma-kand, nor politicization of education system would bring ancient Glory back to India. Wish if such scriptures are taught in schools, we may have a better India today.”
Believing or not is a great question, what to believe is greater. Yet believing is the first stepping stone, action, logic and research comes later i.e. Bhaktiyog, Karmyog, Gyanyog, and Dhyanyog respectively. Nihilists and fundamentalist never comprehend the fundamentals of religion, ironically. Religions found its footing as Rishi’s quest for survival of humanity in peace, harmony and in sync with nature forced enquiry into physical and metaphysical realms. Spiritual pragmatism was not just the way of life, but also a science, discovered by them and symbolized. Ancient India, was rational and pioneer of knowledge, it gave birth to world’s religions, philosophies, math’s and science, which was carried further by the west, and nearly stagnated in the east. Ancient Rishis had scientific bends of mind in understanding Creations, Spirituality and Humanity, but it was not easy to communicate ignorant minds, therefore, mythologies, symbols and rituals to package knowledge came into being. This book decipher part of these.
Sanatan Dharma is not a revealed-by Prophet religion, but a compilation of collective research by Rishi’s and their Shastrarth. No name is ever attached to it, yet it is the mother of world’s religions, due to core similarities and chronologies. Interestingly, it is beyond ritualistic ‘Hindu’ religion, as widely-practiced today, comprising socio-psychologies, guidance to behaviors and duties describing key elements in nature, Triguna of Prakriti, science of physical and metaphysical existences , the Purusha or continuum of consciousness and such truths. Therefore, it belongs to entire globe, irrespective of people’s ‘by-birth religions’, and one of the best intellectual works of humanity, and key unifying agent in divided world. Humans tend to err, misinterpret and digress. Mind you, Lord Kritsna, representing Brahm, the holistic ensemble of physical and metaphysical worlds, qualities and characteristic, with epithet of Purna-avatar is wrongly pronounced as Krishna, the black instead of Kritsna, the wholesome. Similarly, scientific meaning of Swastika, AUM, Shivalinga, Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma, and significance of several Gods and their characteristics, viz-a-viz the virtues they connote are logically discussed in the book. A must read for young thinking minds and a guide to humanity.