It is reassuring to observe that the Vedic system typically does not experience the division or criticism mentioned above. It is far more flexible and gives the person the freedom to pursue the level of experience they want.

He or she requires personal growth while continuing to participate in the Vedic process. This is especially evident at massive meetings like the Kumbha Mela event, where tens of thousands of individuals from various Vedic branches and schools of thought join together. It demonstrates that anybody can seek their own level of spiritual growth and research without being constrained by limitations placed by a church or institution. Although there are several systems that raise a person to various stages of growth, consciousness, and greater perception, one can join whatever school of spiritual thought or practice one chooses to follow and still be regarded to be on the Vedic path.

For these reasons, India must continue to be the birthplace of a vibrant and active Vedic culture. This will enable the world to hold onto some of the most profound knowledge and techniques for achieving spiritual insights that humanity is aware of. India should protect itself against the possibility of further land division or partition. With the exception of a few scattered small colonies of Vedic practitioners, Vedic culture may eventually decline or perhaps disappear if India is further partitioned and parts of the nation are acquired by foreigners. It’s possible that many people want to witness this.

However, if Vedic culture is destroyed, the world will be aware of the priceless contribution to human growth that will be recovered. Such profound spiritual wisdom and insights will start to disappear from society forever.

Once India and Vedic culture is diluted or stamped out, along with other decreasing numbers of indigenous traditions within it, then in time, the whole world will be fitted with the straightjacket of Western thought and monotheistic religion. Thus, it will be more easily controlled by the establishment, whether government or religious, etc. Individual freedom to seek a deeper understanding and spiritual fulfillment will be constrained by the regional monotheistic beliefs that are dominant in that place.

Deep insights into spiritual knowledge that are unique to Vedic culture and philosophy are offered. It offers perspectives and depths of understanding on the soul, the Supreme, and spiritual reality that are hard to match elsewhere. According to Stephen Knapp, despite being raised as a practicing Christian, he seriously researched all the major faiths before learning about and pursuing the Vedic path. The Vedic philosophy explains in detail how one can elevate or purify one’s own consciousness in order to perceive for oneself the spiritual strata and identify one’s true spiritual identity, which is the essence of all spiritual progress and from which all further development flows.

There have been many famous saints and sages who have successfully traveled this route before us and have left important teachings for the rest of humanity.

Vedic culture is the last refuge of profound and real spiritual truth and freedom because of this. A person can practice and achieve the highest degrees of spiritual perception attainable in this culture with complete freedom of inquiry. It should also be well understood and kept for the benefit of everyone for this reason.


Source: The above information is an excerpt from the book Crimes against India by Stephen Knapp

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