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Among the world religions, Hinduism is the oldest and the third largest religion of the world. It is often misunderstood by scholars and laypeople. Many books written on the subject describe it as a collection of primitive hymns and myths, while sacred ceremonies are depicted as superstitious rituals.

This book replaces all these misperceptions and vague impressions by providing quotes from the primary sources of Hindu Dharma such as, Vedas and Bhagavad Gita. It explains the essential elements, themes, and teachings of the world’s oldest surviving faith tradition, Sanatana Dharma, popularly known as Hinduism. The evolution and continuity of Vedic traditions are explained.  The wisdom enshrined in the Vedic hymns is related to the modern problems and discussed in short lessons.

Learning about the Self and Self’s relation to nature, environment, and all other living things in the world is a fascinating journey.  In Vedic hymns, knowing the self and creating peace of mind for self-realization are fundamental issues.  These ideas are presented to students in various ways so that they find their own solutions through important Vedic mantras.

While highlighting Hindu beliefs and practices, the author leads students to find scientific explanations of Hindu perspectives on the nature of the Creator, the creation, and the Self.