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AN AMERICAN DISCOVERS THE VEDAS
He replied that
it was good that I wasn't academically trained, that it gave me a direct and independent
insight, so that I would not just merely repeat the same errors as other scholars. He told
me to trust my vision. If I had such insights and had produced such work it was for a
greater purpose and should not be limited to my own private study.
Naturally this moved me to continue my Vedic work with more effort and dedication. I
worked on the Rig Veda itself and in four months had produced a five hundred page book on
the Vedas, which I mailed to Pandit and he began serializing it in World Union and later
other publications of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in 1980.
I began sending articles out to other publications in India as well, including to the
ashram publications of Ramana Maharshi and Anandamayi Ma, as well as to Motilal
Banarsidass, the main publisher of Indological books.