RGVedic AryAs

Luis Gonzalez-Reimann reimann at UCLINK.BERKELEY.EDU
Wed Apr 8 20:47:07 UTC 1998

May I remind some of our list members that INDOLOGY is meant to be a
scholarly forum.  Although mystical insights and experiences are perfectly
valid, they would surely be more appropriate on a list devoted to such a
perspective.  Such a list could be called INNER INDOLOGY, HIGHER INDOLOGY,
or REAL INDOLOGY, if that reflects the beliefs of those who would wish to
participate in it, but a scholarly discussion needs to remain within certain

Luis Gonzalez-Reimann
University of California, Berkeley

At 12:34 PM 4/8/98 -0400, Chris Beetle wrote:
>At 03:40 AM 4/7/98 EDT, you wrote:
>>>Ganesan wrote...
>>> From the day Mr. Bhadriah Mallampalli started writing his
>>> hypothesis/theories on Vedas, I was wondering.
>>> Astonished to hear that one can talk of Vedas without knowing
>>> Sanskrit!!
>>To say that one has to know Sanskrit to talk of, or understand vedas is an
>>insult to every other language, also insult to every other living being.  To
>>understand veda all you need is identify bRhaspati in oneself.
>Here is one reference from the UpaniZads that sheds some light on the
>qualification for actually understanding the knowledge contained in the Vedas.
>yasya deve para bhaktir
>yatha deve tatha gurau
>tasyaite kathita hy arthAH
>prakAZante mahAtmanaH
>"Only unto those great souls who have implicit faith in both the Lord and
>the spiritual master are all the imports of Vedic knowledge automatically
>revealed." (ZvetAZvatara UpaniSad 6.23)
>Chris Beetle

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