WHAT is Vedic culture? Vedic culture is a way of life shown to the world by the saints and sages of India. It embraces both the materialistic and the spiritualistic aspects of human existence.
Vedic culture has its mine of information and knowledge in Vedic literature. The principal components of this literature are the four Vedas, nine Brahmana Granthas, eleven Upanishads, six Vedangas, four Upa-Vedas, six Darshanas or systems of philosophy, and the Bhagawad Gita.
The present book is therefore an exposition of the cultural heritage which we have derived from these treatises. Approach of this book is new, very original. Appropriate and exhaustive references have been made to the other scriptures of the world. Thus the teachings of Buddha, Christ, Moses, Mohammed, Confucius, etc., also find their footing in the book.
Several important philosophical and psychological concepts of the West have been synthesized with the Vedic ideals. It is due to this blending of Eastern and Western thought that the reader will say to himself at the end of the book: ‘Yes, the East and the West have been made to meet
Written in a simple, lucid, and comprehensive style this book is meant for all who are Interested in a new and happy way of living, those foreigners and Indians who desire to know something concrete about India’s approach to life, her institutions, and her philosophy, and the university students of Indian and Western philosophy, psychology, and religion. It is truly a book intended for everybody and one which if opened with expectations will certainly be closed with profit.