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Aditya Hrdayam Again - Part 12 (How and Why of my works)

Background

In this chapter, I will devote myself to a 30,000 feet explanation of  how and why I am writing about Vedic texts. I will continue with Rg Veda Sloka on Indra in the next chapter..

I started on the Vedic translations not by will or choice. It just happened to me on its own starting from Mandukya Upanishad.  Once I happened to read a blog on Mandukya Upanishad.  Then something made me to read about it. Even before I realized it myself, I was translating AUM.

And then, I never stopped. I have been re-writing them with better and better understanding all the times. As I engage more and more, it is becoming clearer to me that we have grossly mis-interpreted the Vedic texts.

While I do not claim to be doing research here, I sincerely think that the Vedic texts actually texts of cosmic evolution, once upon a time.  The Dawn in the Rg Vedic texts is the Dawn of Time or Dawn of Universe and not the morning dawn that we see daily.

Like any science book, Rg Veda talks about various e…