Just wanted to share something rather extraordinary with you – A document called The Vedic Experience – let me know what you make of this, please! A random find while I was searching for some other Sanskrit texts.
+ Information about the author, Professor Raimon Pannikar.
PS I was looking for the शतपथ ब्राह्मण śatapatha brāhmaṇa, ŚB in Devanāgarī script – I have found a couple of transliterations – would like the original Madhyandina recension if possible – Thanks again :)
Whenever I have read any part of the Vedas, I have felt that some unearthly and unknown light illuminated me. In the great teaching of the Vedas, there is no touch of sectarianism. It is of all ages, climbs, and nationalities and is the royal road for the attainment of the Great Knowledge. When I read it, I feel that I am under the spangled heavens of a summer night.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Your daily life is your temple and your religion.
When you enter into it take with you your all.”
Poet, Essayist, Novelist and Symbolist Painter. 1883-1931
In my teens, as many of us did, I read Gibran’s best known work, The Prophet.
This book helped me a great deal as it showed me that the narrow dogmas I had already rejected as a child were not the only way to approach religion and spirituality.
Gibran was born into a Maronite Christian family but his mysticism is founded in a convergence of Christianity, Islam, Sufism, Hinduism and Theosophical teachings.
I’ve been down those paths since and many others besides. Gibran’s words still shine in simplicity. I commend his writings to you:
“Say not, ‘I have found the truth,’ but rather, ‘I have found a truth.’”