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SPIRITUAL PATHS AND DISCOVERY OF
sense the march of Vedic dawns unfolding a continual evolution of consciousness in the
universe. I could feel the Vedic wisdom permeating all of nature, unfolding the secrets of
birth and death, the days and nights of the soul. The Veda was present at the core of our
being like an inextinguishable flame and carried the spiritual aspiration of our
It was sad to contemplate how far we had fallen
that culturally we had closed the doors on these ancient dawns and become mired in
a dark night of greed and arrogance.At that time I became a Vedic person, not simply a
Vedantin. While becoming a Vedantin was the first level of my inner change, becoming Vedic
was the second stage.
These two transitions overlapped to a great degree. I followed the Vedas
in the context of Vedanta. But later a more specific Vedic vision emerged and came to
dominate over the Vedantic view. It brought a wider and more integral Vedanta and one that
connected with poetry and mantra.