the Source of Teachings
These and other source
teachings can be divided into several categories.
Book of Mantra or the Divine Word.
Book of Ritual.
Book of Mythology.
Book of Legend.
Book of Knowledge or the Inner teaching.
In the Vedic Dharma the Vedic
hymns, particularly those of the Rig Veda, are the Mantra
which is the basic scripture from which the others evolve,
the poetry from which they grow. The Ritual is represented
by the Brahmanas and the Yajur Veda. Mythology is
represented by the Puranas.