The Rigveda is acknowledged as the oldest spiritual text in the world, and the school has translated a plethora of hymns and verses from the first of the ten books of it and discovered a spiritual teaching currently unknown upon the earth. Then the school translated portions of the key texts to all the major religions upon the earth and discovered the identical unknown teaching.
In the Sanskrit Dictionary, the name of the text is Ṛigvedá, or Ṛig-veda, but it appears a number of other ways in the literature. The “R” in Sanskrit is a consonant that sounds like “r” in road, and the “Ṛ” with the dot under it is a vowel sounding like “ri” in marine. Because it sounds like “ri” it is often written as such, so in the literature you can find Rig-Veda, Rigveda, as well as, Ṛgveda. In an attempt to keep things simple this writing is in common English and without diacritics.
The Rigveda is composed of two Sanskrit words or three syllables – Rig means the Sacred Text and Veda means Sacred Knowledge, so Rigveda can be translated as the Sacred Text of the Sacred Knowledge. It is a guidebook the Creator, Brahma, gives us so that we can know the path to. Brahma did not just create the universe and call it a day for the Architect is with us every moment of our lives with the living breath. The breath is referred to as the Divine Personification Presiding Over Life, and about seven to twelve times every minute of our lives the breath comes and goes, and a little remains to carry out every function of the body. Without the wind, nothing moves, and without the breath, there is no life. In the Sacred Text, the breath and the wind is the same and is God upon the earth.
For the most part the Supreme Spirit breathes for us so we can be engaged in whatever. Unfortunately, if we continually engage in whatever day-to-day activities, the experience will be life after life of it. Brahma knows it is challenging, but says to follow this teaching and happiness results, not the fleeting happiness we are familiar with but Everlasting Happiness in this lifetime. That is what the verses say. It is up to us, and with determination, the verses say it is doable. Brahma encourages a person to abandon this world, abandon worldly pursuits for those engaged in worldly pursuits.
Described in the text are breathing practices utilizing the Sacred Syllable and with their mastery an Enlightened Being with the title of a Buddha, Magi, Messiah, Shining One, or a Priest King. The King will glow with light and the Supreme Teacher will speak a personalized message in verse utilizing the breath held within. The sentence structure Brahma utilizes is a little different than English readers are accustomed to, but it is easy to understand, especially once a person comes to understand the teaching by reading lots of verses, and thinking about them, and really coming to an understanding of them by becoming a practitioner.
Like many other languages around the world, the Sanskrit alphabet begins with the letter “A” and it sounds like the “a” in father or the “u” in up. It is the first sound of the universe and everything arises from it. Now-a-days, the beginning is called the Big Bang because it is said to have been a tremendous bang when it happened, but only the Creator was around for the experience. In Sanskrit “a” is an interjection of pity, Ah!, or is added before a word as a comparison or to give it a negative sense, and the “ah” syllable means to speak, express, acknowledge, accept, pervade, hold, and occupy. In English the “ah” syllable is an exclamation expressing pain, disgust, surprise, delight, ecstasy, and so on. Since it is the most sacred of the syllables, I write it as AH to separate it from the mundane.
If you think about it, you will realize that you hear and make the AH sound quite often, or the body does, and it will be similar for every person around the world, and not just every person but every living creature. The AH syllable often accompanies the first breath of life, and often quite loudly. In the very act of creating life, a couple might utter the Sacred Syllable repeatedly. Take a drink of water on a warm day, miss a nail and hit a finger with a hammer, find a solution to a problem, observe the wonders of nature and a glorious sunrise and the sound of AH might just happen. AH is a universal phenomenon.
The true teaching of the Sacred Text is unknown and to illustrate; the text is considered the root of Hinduism, but is the Path to Enlightenment, to become a Buddha, and as such Buddhism. Current day Buddhist teaching does not recognize the Divine Absolute yet a Buddha is a title for going beyond to be with the Absolute. A weird twist on things, but no currently recognized religion on the earth is any closer to the truth, they all share some elements of the teaching, but none contain the crucial steps for attaining the Heavenly State. In Christianity, Jesus died for all beings and that is what must happen for one to become a Buddha. To become a title, one must go beyond and return to live as an example of the Holy Teaching upon the earth. The steps for guiding the process are contained in the mantras of the Rigveda, but not just the Rigveda, for it is advanced in the original language of all the ancient spiritual texts of the world.
The Rishis, or Seers, associated with the Rigveda were of a lineage called the Angiras and they became enlightened and attained the title of a Buddha. In fact, the historical Buddha, Shakyamuni, was of the lineage, and referred to as Angirasa Kumara in the Pali Texts. Shakyamuni was related to the Rahugana family of the Rigveda and used the family name of Gotama, or Gautama. There are almost one-hundred and fifty Rishis connected to the whole of the text, so at one time, there were many Enlightened Beings upon the earth. They spread all over the world during the last Golden Age and were known by many titles. Different names in different places, but one and the same with the same mission to help the people of the earth. Unfortunately, the lineage ended with Buddha Shakyamuni, and as the linage disappeared so did the knowledge, and no Enlightened Being has graced the earth since. That was thousands of years ago, but luckily, the knowledge that was lost has reappeared for those interested in advancing.
All of the ancient spiritual texts uphold the same philosophy called the Vedic School, the Middle Way, the Path, the Good Path to Good Fortune, and so on, but a favorite of mine is the Philosophical System of AH. A “philosophy” is a theory of the principles or laws regulating the universe and knowledge and a “system” is an arrangement of things connected to forming a unity or a whole and for that, a course of conduct is given in the ancient texts. They are the guide books to follow to become happy upon the earth. The Sacred Text is a call to become a Saint, a Wonderworker, a tireless promoter of unity among all people, and to help the disadvantaged and the disturbed in the world is the teaching. First, one gives everything away to the community and leave, to live with a Master in the woods and learn, and practice, and become a Bodhisattva and a Guide to the Path to Good Fortune. That is the ultimate aim, and in the meantime a person can volunteer for community service. In sum, the Teaching of Heaven is to be a kind and helpful person on the earth, yes, a thoughtful and caring person.
The Superintendent of Schools is the Creator of the Universe, and the Headmaster of the Rgvedaschool is the Awakened One. Today the Rgvedaschool position is vacant; I am the Trustee until one arises from the mortal condition. The Rigveda is the featured text of the School, although it presents Sacred Verses from a multitude of sources. The Sacred Teaching spread all over the world at one time and it appears in all the ancient spiritual texts, the root texts of all the world’s religions. Although the teaching is quite different from the popular religions of the earth today it is consistent with the teaching presented by the School.
The Rigveda mantras are unique in the world since they are the joint effort of a Rishi and Brahma, whereas, other Sanskrit texts such as the Manjushri Nama Samgiti, Shiva Sutras, Brahma Sutras, Yoga Sutras, Shrimad Bhagavatam, and the Bhagavad Gita are exclusively the Word of the Absolute. All of the popular mantras that people enjoy chanting and singing are the Word of God. All of the mantras associated with Hinduism, Jainism, Hinayana and Mahayana Buddhism, Islam, and so on, are the Word of God. The ancient religious texts associated with today’s earthly religions are written in Sanskrit, Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic, Avestan, Pali, and so on, and are the Word of God. Unfortunately, the translations of those texts into English, Spanish, German, Hindi, and so on, are anything but.
Every text other than the Rigveda is the Word of God because the lineage of Rishis and Buddhas ended. After the lineage ended, the Sacred Teaching continued to be disseminated in texts in many languages, and the teaching is similar because the Supreme Teacher is the same. Each text is unique, but the philosophy of giving with compassion to all of creation is the same so that all God’s children can live together in peace.
In translating the verses, the school religiously uses the dictionary meaning with very little alteration. It utilizes the Sanskrit-English Dictionary of Sir Monier Monier-Williams published in 1899. H.H. Wilson, who is credited with the first English translation of the Rigveda, was instrumental in its coming to fruition. He had previously published a Sanskrit dictionary, and before his death, he turned over all research material to Monier-Williams.