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Vedic Science

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Vedic science is the study of reality through the lens of conscious experience. Veda is a Sanskrit word meaning “knowledge.” There are numerous ways we acquire knowledge about the world around us. Broadly speaking, there are two categories of knowledge: knowledge we discover for ourselves, and knowledge we receive from others.

Due to our limited experience and fixed duration of life, we will never be able to achieve perfect knowledge without taking help from others. In Sanskrit, this is known as avaroha-panthā, or the path of descending wisdom. However, perfect knowledge can only come from a perfect source. The Vedic scientific method enables anyone to access the perfect knowledge contained in the Vedic scriptures and realize the Truth of the Vedic teachings in their own life.

Modern Science is Catching Up with Vedic Science

Although the Vedic texts are at least thousands of years old, they contain an advanced understanding of our universe. In fact, data from the Bhagavata Purana and other texts matches some of the most advanced recent findings of modern astrophysics.

Here are three points of correspondence where the ancient Vedic science has been shown to hold the answers to questions that have perplexed modern scientists for hundreds of years.

The Age and Lifecycle of the Sun

Vedic science documents the formation of our sun at approximately 4.563 billion years ago. According to modern science, the latest estimate for the age of the sun is 4.567 billion years.

However, as recently as the onset of the 20th century, scientists had no idea of the timeline of the sun’s creation. It was until the mid-1950s that modern science was able to estimate the age of the sun, and it took another 50 years for scientists to improve their methods and refine their estimate to the current date of 4.567 billion years ago.

The Vedic texts, however, have had a nearly identical date for over a thousand years. This is only astonishing if you think that the Vedas were compiled by ordinary human beings.

The Origin of the Universe

By the end of the 1800s, most scientists in the West were attracted to the idea of a static universe because it circumvented the need for religious belief and a Supreme Creator. In 1916, Albert Einstein even deliberately changed his equations for General Relativity just to portray the universe as having always existed.

However, in the 1930s, scientists began to discover incontrovertible evidence that the universe did indeed have a finite beginning. They noticed that neighboring galaxies were moving away from our Milky Way galaxy. This suggested that many years ago, all of the galaxies were compacted together in a point of singularity, thus leading to the theory of the “Big Bang.” Using the data available to them, scientists of the 1930s estimated that the universe was roughly 10-20 billion years old. It wasn’t until 2003 that the estimate was refined to approximately 13.7 billion years, with the latest estimate at 13.801 billion years as of 2018.

Vedic science gives the date of 13.819 billion years ago for the creation of the universe, describing a similar sort of “Big Bang” event as that conceived of by modern science. The Vedas explain that the universe goes through endless cycles of creation and annihilation over the course of nearly 333 trillion years. Although modern scientists have accurately estimated the Puranic date for the beginning of the universe, they are still a long way off from predicting its total life span.

Vedic science, on the other hand, contains not only the end date for the present universe, but many other points of data beyond the reach of the empirical methods of modern science.

The Permian Mass Extinction

By the early 1900s paleontologists had discovered a mass extinction event that wiped out the majority of biotic diversity on Earth. Initial estimates for when this extinction took place were around 12 million years. One hundred years later, in the early 2000s, scientists had refined their guess to a far older date of 251 million years ago, with the most recent estimate of 251.9 million years in 2018.

Vedic science has given the date of 251.2 million years ago for this exact mass extinction event.

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In their book Heretic Science, authors Sidhartha Chhabra and Devin O’Rourke present astonishing findings from their research in the cosmological presentation of the Puranas of ancient India. Although compiled by sages thousands of years ago, these texts contain stunningly accurate data for key events in the creation and development of our universe, as well as the history of our planet Earth.

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Vedic Cosmology

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Cosmology deals with the study of the cosmos. How did our universe come into being? How did the it expand and develop into countless planets, solar systems, galaxies, and stars? The Vedas contain detailed descriptions of our universe, from its origin to its eventual annihilation. Check out our page on Vedic Cosmology to learn more.

Vedic Health

That portion of the Vedas which deals with health is known as Ayurveda. Our physical and mental well-being plays a vital role in our ability to live productive and happy lives. But what does it even mean to be healthy?

Ayurveda, the Vedic science of health, explains that every individual has a unique state of balance in which they experience optimal health. By learning about your physiological makeup, known in Sanskrit as your dosha, you will uncover a list of invaluable dietary and lifestyle recommendations for a healthy life. Get started by checking out our page on Vedic health.

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Vedic Astrology

The English word “star” comes from the Sanskrit word stri. Also from this root came the Latin word “astro,” and many English words relating to the night sky: astronomy, asteroid, astronaut, etc.

Astrology means “the study of the stars.” Vedic astrology is an extraordinary science that blends psychology, social science, life planning, and predictive science. For a crash course on the basics, check out our page on Vedic Astrology.

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