Thursday, 5 January 2012

Ancient Vedic Syllabus-2: Brahma Vidhya

This department is for knowledge oriented Education. A Vatu with prerequisites quoted in the previous post is eligible to be admitted.

Vatu
+ 
=
Vidhyarthi 
+
  • Veda of their Shaakha
  • ShaaKhokta Sutra Lessons, 
  • Poorva & Para Prayogas (Ritual Performance), 
  • Knowledge of Srautha & Smartha Nithya karmaanushtana 
=
Purohita 
+ 
=
Upadhyaya 
+

=
Mahopadhyaya 
  • Vedanga Sutras, 
  • Shatapata Gaana Sutra, 
  • Tantra Sutra 
= 
Acharya

+ 
  • Nyaya Shastra = Judiciary, 
  • Artha Shastra = Economics, 
  • Dharma Shastra Sutras, 
  • Advaita, 
  • Dvaita, 
  • Vishishtadvaita, 
  • Vedanta Darshana (18000) & Siddantas, 
  • SaanKhya Sutras, 
  • (18) Astadasha Smruthis 
= 
Memansaka 
+
  • Expertize theoritically & Practically all these knowledge and understand god 
=
Dhaivagna
+
  • By Continuous Tapas & Anushtana throughout life
 =
Brahmarshi

4 comments:

  1. Meemamsa(Poorva - Uttara), Vishashika, Nyaya, Sankhya, Yoga, Vedanta are considered the 6 major philosophies of Bharata and are to be studied in that order. While you have a progression pattern that I have to agree with, the other parallel patterns are not mentioned. God was existing even before Man and will continue existing even after main. So he can be reached without any Gods, paths, rituals, scripts created by Man.

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  2. This is the oldest possible syllabus accepted followed by most of the Ashramas/Gurukulas of great Rishis. This is known as Brahma Vidhya Praakaara. There is a famous saying that an Acharya can only teach 1/4th. The 6 philosophies you have quoted are the remains of 14 Veda Vidhyas which will be mastered by one's own effort. In the next posts we will see Kshatra, Vaishya & Shudra Vidhya Praakaaras.
    The modern education has prescribed theoritical syllabus, with practical components and steps to get a qualification + skills. Similarly I have quoted the parampara of Vedic Schools which are in extinct now! 18000 Darshana Shastras flourished in Bharatha. Your opinion to reach the god without any ladder is also one among them. Vedic tradition is fully tested in immortal past and valid even for immortal future. Its the choice of the individual to opt his own path. We opt secure Vedic System.

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  3. Dhaivagna ought to be Daivajna, which is more true to the original sound/pronunciation. Similarly, while dh is taken as mahaapraana d is taken as mrudu form of the corresponding Sanskrit alphabet.So, it is Vidya and not Vidhya.

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  4. These words are from Brahmi. In Sanskrit, Modern scholars had left the mahapranas, 'Ye'kaara, 'Ru'kaara, different Anunasikas, Arka in so many places.

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