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WHAT IS VEDISM?

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Ancient Indian pantheon

There is a version that in ancient times on Earth there was a single Vedic culture uniting representatives of different races and nationalities.

All of them communicated in a single language - "Sanskrit".

According to this version, it is from the Vedic culture that all modern cultures and traditions emerged.

Indian Vedism

Vedism is usually called the early form of Hinduism,Whose basic postulates were set forth in the sacred books of the Vedas. However, academic science treats the concept of "Vedism" too one-sidedly - as a pagan religion, which is characterized by the deification of the forces of nature, magical rites and sacrifices.
Meanwhile, the root of the "Vedas" from which theThe words "Vedism" and "Vedas", carries the meaning of "know", "knowledge". In Russian, this root is found in the words "know", "witch", "lead." Thus, the Vedas are a book of knowledge, outlined by a specific, poetic-metaphorical language. Vedism is a holistic knowledge of the principles of the harmonious functioning of the universe, which was expressed in the concept of the interaction of cosmic forces. He speaks of the relationship between man and cosmic power, the gods and spirits of his ancestors. Vedism tells people how the world works and what is the place of a person in it. According to the Vedic conceptions, life is not only on Earth, but also on the planets of other star systems.
At the head of the Vedic pantheon stood Varuna - the god of heaven, Indra - the god of rain and thunder, Agni - the god of fire and Soma - the god of the moon and the intoxicating drink.

Slavic Vedism

There is also the concept of "Slavic Vedism"He has similar ideas about the structure of the universe. In the understanding of the ancient Slavs, cosmic forces were embodied, first of all, in the concept of the gods. The vast pantheon of the Slavic gods was described in the "Russian Vedas" - the so-called Veles Book. At the head of this system is the image of the Great Triglav, which absorbed three gods at once - Svarog, Perun and Sventovid. Svarog was revered as the supreme god, creator and creator of the universe. Perun was the god of thunder, thunder, lightning and heavenly fire. Sventoid was considered the god of light (in the sense of "all white light").
Slavs called themselves children and grandchildren of the gods, their ancestors glorified the gods (hence the name - the Slavs). And because the Slavs, along with the gods, took responsibility for the state of the world around them.
There is an opinion that Slavic Vedism, knownAlso called pra-Vedism, i.e. Righteous faith, preceded the Vedism of India and Iran. At the same time, "Orthodox" Slavs called themselves long before the adoption of Christianity. The generality of the early forms of religion confirms the existing hypothesis about the common origin of the Indo-European peoples.

WHAT IS VEDISM? Was last modified: July 28th, 2017 By Dotvoug
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