The dark room rk narayan pdf word Veda means knowledge, derived from the root “vid” from which four meanings can be described ‘knowledge’, ‘existing’, ‘beneficial’ and ‘thought’. Agni’, ‘Vaayu’, ‘Aaditya’ and ‘Angiraa’ by the God at the onset of the God’s best creation – the Mankind. Patanjali, the author of Yoga-Darshana declares that God is the original teacher for the mankind – “sa purvesamapi guruh kalenanavacchedat”. Vedas must be God’s revelations because all they contain tally well with the creation.
Vedas are also called Shruti or Samhita. The Vedas are composed of Mantras. The mantra, composed in a metre, bears a concept and teaching worth contemplation and adoption. It contains true knowledge, and inspires noble thought and action. There is nothing in the Vedas that is contrary to what is seen in nature. Over and beyond what we know today, the Vedas may contain many more revelations that we might not be even aware of today. Vedas contain knowledge about both matter and spirit.
The knowledge about matter is in seed form leaving ample room for man to discover further and create his own body of literature. On the other hand, the knowledge pertaining to spirit is at its pinnacle that man will never be able to add anything to that body of knowledge. Vedas contain knowledge of all disciplines that man may ever get interested in, such as humanities and economics, political and social sciences, earth sciences and astronomy, chemistry and biology, physics and mathematics, technology and engineering sciences, etc and the spiritual sciences about the individual soul and the infinite soul called God. Till about more than 5000 years ago, Sanskrit was the most prominent language. Learned people like Lord Krishna and Ved Vyaas contributed to literature that contained the essense of the Vedas. India saw its first invasion with Alexander.