|Wide walkway along the beach|
I was attracted to the works of Sri Aurobindo in my efforts to understand the Vedas. What is Veda for you? For some it is scared text. Few believe it is just nomadic ritual. Some use it to please Gods and few for the attention of Demons. There are multiple perspectives to it. But for Sri Aurobindo, it is the vehicle to spirituality. He decodes much of the hymns, and constructs a meaning and purpose of the Veda. He reasons why their purpose is not limited to praying Gods for material benefits but provide a philosophical base to heighten the spiritual awareness. He has written several books on the subject and they can be downloaded for free here: http://www.sriaurobindoashram.org/ashram/sriauro/writings.php
Since I wanted to hold in my hands and read, I bought hard copies of them during my visit to the ashram.
|A rusted cannon in the garden|