posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 10:44 PM
Veda - The book of knowledge
The basis of Vedic religion is Veda. Puranns are NOT the basis of Vedic religion.
Veda is a book of knowledge, not only religion. It covers fundamental principles of all subjects needed for building a just and virtuous human
society. It includes basic principles of Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Construction, Agriculture, Politics etc.
But God has put restrictions on who can learn and understand Veda. These restrictions are known as 'yama', and 'niyam'.
Yama - Ahinsaa, Satya, Asteya, Brahmcharya, Aparigrih
Niyam - Shauch, Santosh, Tapa, Swadhyaya, Ishwar Pranidhan
So Rishis are not able to help humans in advancement of science despite knowing the truth, as God's laws do not allow a Rishi to disclose such
knowledge to a nation not adhering to 'yama' and 'niyam'.