they are very ancient and only in recent times has their spiritual
import, like that of the other mystery teachings of the ancient
world, begun to be rediscovered or appreciated even in India.
the Egyptian teachings they are veiled, symbolic and subtle and
require a special vision to understand and use properly.
The great compiler of the Veda and
Puranas was Vyasa Krishna Dwaipayana. He was said to be the
twenty-eighth of the Vyasas or compilers of Vedic knowledge. He was
somewhat older than the Avatar Krishna and his work continued after
the death of Krishna.
Perhaps he is symbolic of a whole Vedic school
which flourished at that time, as many such Vedic schools were once
prominent all over India and in some places beyond.