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Which Author Keeps the Vedas Intact?

PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 1:57 pm
by backtohome
Question: Which Author Keeps the Vedas Intact?

I have a question and need your suggestion. I want to learn the Vedas or at least read them. Although one should read the actual Sanskrit text, I was fortunate to study a little bit of Sanskrit script (only one year) during schooling but never paid much attention as I never thought that I would be needing it. Anyway, my question is: Which author (translator on earth) would you recommend for the Vedas? Although I can find many authors online I am not sure which one has kept the original the Vedas intact without adulterating them with their personal thoughts . I know the Vedas are eternal and are not of human origin.

Thank you very much for your help.

Sanjeev

Answer: His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

I appreciate very much your sincerity for studying the Vedic scriptures. To master Sanskrit grammar is no easy task. It is said that it takes at least twelve years to learn the grammatical rules and regulations of Sanskrit very nicely. Still even after mastering Sanskrit, to properly understand the inner meaning of the verses the Vedic scriptures requires further that one be transcendentally realized.

Therefore it is recommended that should one study the Vedic scriptures under a perfectly realized spiritual master. In the Bhagavad-gita Lord Krishna states that this knowledge can only be understood by someone who is His devotee. Therefore we should hear the Vedic wisdom from a master who is perfect in devotion. The greatest spiritual master for understanding the deepest inner meanings of the scriptures and for explaining them in the most comprehensible manner is His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder-Acharya of ISKCON, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. He has translated into English the Bhagavad-gita, the Srimad Bhagavatam, and other essential Vedic scriptures. Especially I recommend that you should carefully study his Bhagavad-gita As It Is. By carefully reading his translations and purports you will receive the essential guidance for becoming a highly enlightened, self-realized soul, a pure devotee of the Lord.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari