Dayanand Saraswati accepted the Vedas as his rock of firm foundation.
According to him, all the sciences meant for the good of mankind flow from
the fountainhead of the Vedas since the creation of the universe. When God
created man, he revealed the Vedas for his guidance. The Vedas, as such
radiated the light illuminated the world by teaching those universal and
eternal truths and principles that help mankind to realize the nature and the
co-relation of God with soul and the creation.
the Vedas are the first source of knowledge ever come to mankind. In the
absence of this first torch light of knowledge, no human efforts were to
come up. The Theory of Evolution, the Darwinism as it is called, has no
answer to many riddles, which the post-Darwin period has posed before the
scientists. The various branches of knowledge and science were just the off
shoots sprung from the first nucleus named as the Vedas. The Maharishi thus
re-discovered the radical theory in his life time about which the ancient
sages or code-giver Manu said, "all knowledge flows from the
the last some thousand years, the Vedas were treated just as Pandora's Box,
and wither they were treated as the Code of Rituals or Songs of the
Shepherds. The veterans like Adi Shankar and exponents of six branches of
philosophy were nowhere seen at the precincts of the Vedas. The Big Three
or Small Three, was the last word to such scholars. Swami Dayanand strongly
repudiated the line and brought the old theme in the light through a
revigorated and logical manner.
brought the Divine Light for the entire mankind on the authority of the
Vedas. (Yajur 26:2), and to accomplish it, he undertook the stupendous task
of translating the Vedic Gospel in the peoples language - Hindi, but at the
same time providing the support form the authentic sources of knowledge
like the Nighantu and Nirukta. A new orientation was thus established for
the commentary of the Holy Vedas by Dayanand Saraswati prior to undertaking
Professor Max Muller says:-
"In the history of
the world, the Vedas fill a gap which no literary work in any other
language could fill."
"The Rig Veda is
the most sublime conception of the great highways of humanity."
Mons Leon Delbos says:-
"There is a no
monument of Greece or Rome more previous than the Rig Veda.
When the Yajur Veda was presented to Voltaire, he
expressed his belief that
the Veda was the
most precious gift for which the West had ever been indebted to the
The present book is an
introduction to commentary of the Vedas, which bears more testimony and
evidence of the Vedas, Divinity and usefulness for the human kind, in the
past, present and even in the future. It is a master-work and undoubtedly
the lighthouse for those engages in the Vedic scenero.
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