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Originally posted by BlaznRob
I see a lot of people referring to the Indian Vedas, and I know many theories involve them. I was wondering if anyone knew if the Indian Vedas are entirely "channeled" documents, or if any are actual ancient surviving copies.
Originally posted by CasualOne
The oldest Rigvedas were passed down orally for 5000 years, or more, before they where "penned". Some have argued that they have been sung as far back as 10,000bce. "Myth" has the origin of the "Rig" in the "vibration" of the universe and has exsisted since creation. Holy Men (seers), as well as all living things, can feel the "truth" . So, in short, yes you can say that the Vedas were "channeled".
I'd say that a group of "wise"men made them up, just like every other social constructions to organize/controll/manage thier society. So made up or channeled call it what you want, there purpose was/is to give structure/ritual/identity to a society.
They are very cool to read, great stories and allow an insight into the mind of ancient man.