Seven types of suns rays? Well there are seven colors in the visible spectrum, but far far many more type of rays coming from the sun.
Seven horses, if they were portrayed in different colors, would be believable as representations of the colors in the visible spectrum. However i
can't stretch this as far as say it demonstrates " a predicate of relativity that space-time is curved "
BTW Indigo, I hope you dont take this as an attack, it is not. I feel everyone is entitled to their own opinions and has the right to express them. It
just so happens that my opinions differ from yours in the matter. I do enjoy a good discussion though
Alright, then I'll concede that the interpretation is not the best. What I am trying to get across that this is a poetic verse describing light.
However, if you don't accept that, then the non-poetic verse from the Athara Veda outlining "There are seven types of sun's rays" should get the
Then the fact that light is such an important "element" in the Vedic model of the universe, and considering the colours and the order of the
electromagnetic spectrum are represented in the vedic "Charka system" metaphysical energy vortex's in the body. Then the fact that the Vaiseshika
sutras, a rationalist text on vedic physics, describes the physics of light as a particle and wave and then the fact there is an ancient light
spectromemter, really should end all doubts.
I think it is - moot - nitpicking over the poetic verse in the Rig Veda. When light is so clearly understood - even the speed of light. Here the verse
is again poetic "the sun travels at 2,020 yojnas in half a nimesa" which is 99% the speed of light. However, this verse itself does not appear in
the Rig Veda, it is based on a commentary of a Medieval vedic Scholar, Sayana. What the Vedas actually say - is that the speed of light is finite like
As I said the Vedas are written in poetic prose, because there was a oral based tradiation of education then. In order for people to remember
information each verse was made poetic. In fact, while the gods are used to describe phenomena, they are also reveered as deity beings themselves.
It's called scientific pantheism. The marriage of science with spirituality. That is what the entire Vedic knowledge system was based on.
It is no surprise that Vedas are considered the most scientific religion. In the Vedas even engineering, medicine and physics have a spiritual based
origin. For instance, the system of Ayurveda is a holistic system based on healing the mind, body and soul. There is an entire system of vedic
surgery, herbal remedies, crystal and gemstone healing, the healing properties of certain heavy metals, spiritual healing, psychotherapy, dreams,
chakra balancing, dietary, astrology, colour therapy, physical fitness and meditation and visualisation and healing potions.
It is considered by many the most advanced form of medicine today, and many even think it superior to modern medicine. That is because it is
maintained that trauma, dis-ease, begins at the level of consciousness and therefore the entire body must be healed. This is based on a personalised
system for each client, unlike western medicine, where one shoe has to fit all sizes.
I have heard stories of people being treated of cancer in Ayur Veda. Similarily, there is a system of engineering and decoration, that takes into
account planet orientations, directions to the sun, shapes and colours and how they affect mood. This is much older than Feng Shui.
So, as I said the Vedic system of knowledge is about marrying science and spirituality for the prosperity of society.
[edit on 14-3-2005 by Indigo_Child]
[edit on 14-3-2005 by Indigo_Child]