Monday, July 9, 2012





Much confusion was created when the words devas, devatas, and devis, originating initially form the time of the Vedas (knowledge), that were compiled and trans-generationally transmitted accurately through oral tradition, were translated into English as Gods and Goddesses.  The words have to be understood in the context of the Vedas.

Agnim ile purohitam 

Rigvedas begin with this bold statement as an axiom of the knowledge of the science of consciousness.
Consciousness attempting to comprehend the cosmos has by then comprehended that transformation from one state of existence to another is the fundamental nature of Cosmos. The agency or the catalyst or the enzyme that facilitated such transformation is "agni". This principle of the nature when appreciated cognitively, illuminates the consciousness to accept the nature of Brahman as constantly changing, and Agni is recognized as a cosmic force within and without the perceiver and in the "Brahman."

(Agni thus is not just "fire" but fire is only one form of Agni or is a symbol of this cosmic principle)

(Let us not demean these sages as believing there is fire in the stomach when they recognized the
enzymes transforming the food into energy as "jatharaagni")

When consciousness is thus illuminated there is a deep insight into the nature of Brahman and its workings. When such enlightenment takes place, the principles perceived and comprehended are termed "devas", meaning the enlightening ones, or the ones perceived as illuminated (Bright Ones). The magnificence of Agni, when comprehended, naturally arouses awe and humility as one's existence itself is so very dependent on this cosmic principle.

Varuna Devata

All life on this earth began in the ocean. Ninety five percent of human being is this "ocean" inside of him maintained at 0.9% (Normal ) saline. The oceans on this earth for times immemorial mostly maintained salt concentration at the 0.9 % (so also the normal saline in living beings). It is mind boggling for the seeker of knowledge of this Universe or Brahman to understand the cosmic principle that makes this "constant" possible. The cosmic force, Varuna, comprising this principle deserves the same status as Agni for the existence and survival of all living beings which is closely linked to Varuna as it is to Agni.

Indra Devata

There is no life without the electrical energy. All activities of living cells and movements, thinking,  mind and consciousness itself are the manifestations of Indra. This energy principle is seen in the microcosm of the living being and also in the macrocosm. The "weapon" of Indra is lightening. He rules over all the "devas" because it is his workings that make the consciousness itself possible and certainly the very existence of the conscious perception and intuitive comprehension of all devas and devatas will not be possible if Indra was not to be operating.

Simply speaking, these are illustrations to submit to the readers that Devas and Devatas (devis)
are the phenomena of the science of consciousness. Consciousness perceives these cosmic principles and becomes enlightened and therefore these are called Devas and Devatas.

These are all real phenomena of nature and consciousness and not imaginary concepts like "GOD".

There is no question they exist. They exist wherever Hindus exist and perceive and comprehend them as Devas and Devatas, and therefore, these Devas and Devatas were to be recognized as originally conceived in Bharat, the Punya Bhumi of Hindus where Vedas were compiled and preserved.

The science of attuning the minds of the people to harmonize them with the forces of cosmos known as
devas and devatas was the "Agama Shastra" derived from the Vedas.  It is only by attuning to these devas and devatas was the consciousness to reach closer to comprehending the nature of Brahman.

In the science of consciousness (Vedas) the knowledge is imparted step by step as we can clearly see and understand now in the light of what is illustrated above. Not even Vedas start with the word Brahman.

Every child starts its education with the three R's and none of the three R's stand for "Relativity" theory of Eisntein.

If this is true for the science of Physics that a child learn reading, writing, and arithmetic ( 3 Rs) before coming to grasp quantum physics many years later, if he/she ever reaches that cognitive capacity, why one should insist that every one including a beginner should first comprehend the nature of Brahman in the science of consciousness?

The aam admi Hindu in India has preserved the building blocks of the science of consciousness. Many of the Devas and Devatas are nothing but the stepwise climb to the realization of Brahman if consciousness is permitted to become enlightened by each of them in due course. To understand the details of such process please see the articles on with the following titles. (All these may be easily accessed via "google" search engine by placing the titles in the search box)

"Dhee: The Essence of Hinduness, Freedom of Thinking" (Part I and II)
"Demystifying Shri Ganesha"
"Demystifying Shri Krishna"
"Demystifying Shri Hanumana"
"Instant Ramayana"
"Instant Mahabharata"
and articles on "Devas and Devatas"

Hindus do not have to blindly accept any imaginary God/s no matter what whoever says about their having and possessing the word of God.

Vedas are the original guide for all Hindus in the exploration of the Science of Consciousness.

The Vedas assert that Devas and Devatas exist, and it is for Hindus to comprehend what Vedas are
trying it illustrate. Vedas are not "God's words" but discoveries in the field of Science of Consciousness. Let us not demean Vedas (Knowledge of Universe and Cosmos intuitively perceived)
by mistranslating the word "Shrutis" and making the sages who heard them as hallucinating sages who heard the voices. The word shruti is in contrast with "smruti" which means remembered.

Vedas are not remembered meaning they are not composed from any memories. They are therefore
"apourusheya" meaning not originating from human mind (where all compilations are from manipulations of memory or contents of consciousness).  Vedas are knowledge received in the consciousness by direct perception or intuition. Vedas have become possible from such deep intuitive attunement with the Cosmos or Universal Consciousness. The sages who received such knowledge have attempted to express it in the most spontaneous poetic form deriving electrifying inspiration from the very revelations and nature of reality that was revealed.

Confusing Vedas with any religion is disastrous like confusing Physics and Chemistry with religion.

In summary, Devas and Devatas are not like any Gods and Goddesses conjured up by any religion.

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