POPULAR VEDIC SCIENCE

Vedic science is knowledge from beyond our universe.
Experience the power of Vedic science by experimenting with your own consciousness.

The Atman Experience

Fundamentals of Vedic Science

Woman meditating

Vedic science is the study of reality through the lens of realized sages. Originating from India, the Vedas are texts revealed by sages and are not limited to a single field, namely religion. They contain a vast array of information relevant to modern science, including a thorough study of both natural laws and consciousness. Vedic science is far ahead of modern science and, only recently, modern science has been catching up on it. We hope to cover a wide range of topics from health to cosmology, music to spirituality. To learn about the Vedas and the major Vedic texts, check out our article, “What are the Vedas?

Vedic Science vs. Modern Science

There are numerous ways we acquire knowledge about the world around us. Broadly speaking, there are two categories of knowledge: knowledge we discover by ourselves though speculation, and knowledge we receive from trusted authorities.

The modern scientific method relies primarily on speculation or experimentation. In other words, it is based on knowledge human beings discover with their intellect. Due to our limited experience, limited sensory capabilities and limited duration of life, the modern scientific method is limited in it’s ability to achieve perfect knowledge. Therefore, modern science goes though continuous cycles of revisions – Newton, Lorrentz and Einstein have given successively better theories of physical forces. In Sanskrit, this is known as arohan-panthā, or the path of ascending knowledge.

If you accept the right authority, or source of knowledge, then you save much time. For example, there are two systems of knowledge in the material world: inductive and deductive. From deductive, you accept that man is mortal. Your father says man is mortal, your sister says man is mortal, everyone says man is mortal – but you do not experiment. You accept it as a fact that man is mortal. If you want to research to find out whether man is mortal, you have to study each and every man, and you may come to think that there may be some man who is not dying but you have not seen him yet. So in this way your research will never be finished.

The Vedic scientific method is receiving knowledge from the Vedas written by perfect sages. In Sanskrit, this is known as avaroha-panthā, or the path of descending wisdom. If we want perfect knowledge, it must come from a perfect source through perfect medium. How do we know that the Vedas are prefect? For instance, it is said in the Vedas that the Universe is 13.819 billion years old. The latest findings from Planck satellite confirm that the the Universe is 13.801 billion years old. This values is within 0.1% of the Vedic value. Moreover, the Vedic scientific method is inclusive. Everyone is capable of accessing the perfect knowledge contained in the Vedic scriptures, the most important being self-realization through meditation.

Recommended: Check out our article, What is Vedic Science?

Modern Science is Catching Up with Vedic Science

Although the Vedic texts were written few thousands of years ago, they contain an advanced understanding of the natural laws of our universe. In fact, information recorded in the Puranas ( a part of the Vedas ) stunningly matches advanced and recent findings of modern science, particularly in the fields of cosmology, astrophysics and paleontology. This is thoroughly discussed in the book, Heretic Science.

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.

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 wasn’t 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.

The latest estimate for the Big Bang is 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 which are each nearly 333 trillion years long. Although modern scientists have accurately estimated the date for the beginning of the universe, they are still a long way off from predicting its total life span.

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, which is only 0.3%  different from the modern science.

Check It Out

In their book The Big Bang and The Sages, authors Sidharth Chhabra and Madhavendra Puri Das 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.

Get the book on Amazon or check out our book review for more information.

Branches of Vedic Science

A star filled sky with graphics of the planets associated astrology.

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.

bulldozer

Should we be looking for archaeological evidence for Puranic events? Or should the validity of Puranic accounts be based on something else?

Heretic Scientists

Although compiled by sages thousands of years ago, the Puranas contain stunningly accurate data for key events in the creation and development of our universe, as well as the history of our planet Earth.

Through the pioneering research of Henri Becquerel, Pierre and Marie Curie, and Ernest Rutherford, radiometric dating was born. It took another hundred years of arduous technological development to reach a level of accuracy comparable to that of the Puranas.

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.

A man meditating and doing pranayama.
a smiling woman holding a group of green vegetables.

The sister science to yoga, ayurveda is a holistic approach to health and well-being. Ayurveda aims to balance and harmonize the body, mind, senses and spirit in order to promote a long, healthy life in connection to nature and the Supreme.

A group of leaves in a row on a table going from green to brown.

As humans, we are a part of the wider ecosystem and are sensitive to environmental changes and fluctuations. If we neglect to recognize this and don’t adapt with the seasons, we become susceptible to lifestyle-related disease.

The seven dhatus are the seven layers of tissues that make up the body. In Ayurveda, before we can understand a pathology and know how to best treat it, we must first establish which of the dhatus have been affected.

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.

Twelve different star constellations.

The modern science of astrology gets its name from the ancient Greek word astrología, or the study of the stars. Specifically, astrology looks at how the movements of the stars and planets influence events on Earth

A star filled sky with graphics of the planets associated astrology.

The word “planet” comes from the Greek word planan, which means “to wander.” In Sanskrit, the word for planet is graha, or “to grasp or seize.” It indicates a powerful living force.

A graphic showing the twelve houses of the zodiac signs.

Every astrological chart is divided into twelve segments, commonly referred to as houses, with the first house resting on the eastern horizon. In Vedic astrology, the houses are known as bhavas, or sthanas, meaning “residences” or “stations.”

Useful Concepts in Vedic Science

The Vedic science not only contains practical information pertaining to the fields of cosmology, health, and astrology, but also a variety of other disciplines, including philosophy, epistemology, and psychology. According to the Vedas, the human mind is uniquely capable for self-realization. Whereas other forms of life offer similar opportunities for sensual pleasure, the human form of life alone affords us with the chance to study the Vedas, acquire Vedic knowledge, and revive our pure consciousness.

What is this pure consciousness? According to the Veda, all of existence is an emanation from a single unified field known as Brahman. That Brahman is what we truly are: pure consciousness. However, within this common identity we also each possess an eternal sense of individuality in relation to the Superconsciousness. Although some proponents of Vedic science teach that the ultimate goal of Vedic knowledge is to “merge” back into the unified field of pure consciousness, this understanding is incomplete.

The literal meaning of the word veda is knowledge. The Vedas are a body of sacred texts containing information on a vast array of topics, ranging from music to architecture, from warfare to spiritual knowledge.

An old style alarm clock on the ground in the woods.

According to the Vedas, time is eternal. Each year we rotate through four seasons. Similarly, the soul experiences birth, youth, adulthood, old age, and finally death, only to relive this cycle in a new body, exposed to a new variety of experiences.

A man meditating on a mountain.

Meditation is a calm state of mind, arrived at by mindfulness. Whether you need peace of mind, or the mental power to sustain a calm, assertive energy, a combination of meditation and activity done with a mindful attitude can take you there.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there any science in the Vedas? Yes, the Vedas contain scientific descriptions of all aspects of human life, from sociology to cosmology. However, the Vedas primarily emphasize the science of consciousness. It is only through the evolution of consciousness that human beings can find true happiness and satisfaction.

What does “Vedic” mean? Vedic is the adjective form of the word “Veda.” Anything that is related to the Vedas can be called “Vedic.”

Recommended: Check out our article, What are the Vedas?

What are the four main Vedas? The four primary Vedic texts are the Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda, and Atharva Veda. However, these texts are no longer available in their complete form. For this reason, the Puranas are the most reliable source of Vedic knowledge today, and they are commonly known as the fifth Veda.

What are some Vedic science facts? The Vedas contain accurate data pertaining to all fields of science. Here are just a few examples:

  • The date of the “Big Bang.”
  • The date of universal annihilation or the death of our universe.
  • The date of the Permian mass extinction.
  • The origin of our solar system as well as its destruction.
  • The developmental stages of a human fetus within the womb.
  • The destination of the soul at the time of death.

The Atman Experience — A Free Online Course

Starting in 2021 we’re offering a free course on the Puranic science of consciousness, known in Sanskrit as ātma-tattva. Human life is distinct from animal life in that humans are given the opportunity for self-inquiry and self-realization, culminating in a direct experience of the Absolute Truth, known as Brahman or God. In this course we will cover the fundamental building blocks of the Vedic / Puranic paradigm, as well as the experimental methods by which the nature of the Self and the Absolute Truth can be positively ascertained, free from doubt.

Frequency: Videos will be released weekly.

Format: Classes will approximately 10 min. and participants will also receive a suggested weekly reading, relevant exercises, etc. We will launch a live weekly Q&A video broadcast later this year. In the meantime, participants can submit questions by email to popvedsci@icloud.com

Cost: The course is free of charge. All course materials will be provided at no cost.

Thank you for your message. It has been sent.
There was an error trying to send your message. Please try again later.