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VEDA - Vedas and Vedic Knowledge Online

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Indexes of main sections are in the left column.
_Major_ additions, updates, news and upcoming holiday-related items from the last six months:

October 19: update - Siva (verses against sakta-vada)

October 12: update - GV Acaryas

October 3: Petice proti inkluzi

September 28: Ganga water is 'Holy,' it's Scientifically Validated now.

September 25: update - Siva (quotes on Siva vs. Visnu from non-Vaisnava sastras)

September 16: Petition - Defend the Right to Criticise Islam in Europe!

September 12: Review of Vaishnava Calendar for Android

September 6: update - Radhastami katha (Rupa Gosvami's Ananda-candrika en, cz); upcoming festival Radhastami (around September 9 depending on your place)

August 30: update - Srimad-Bhagavatam (summary from Narada Purana)

August 30: update - Duchove_FAQ

August 30: update - Ghosts_FAQ

August 18: Kirtan by HH Akincana Krishna das Babaji Maharaja BSST

August 10: Found: ‘User guide’ for Mahabharata weapons (2013)

August 3: Goloka Chart Seminar 1/4 - Gokul Candra Prabhu (en, cz)

July 21: update - nekolik ceskych prekladu z drivejska

July 14: New law in Russia threatens the Sankirtan movement in that country

July 5: Celebrating 50 Golden Years Official Site

July 2: Oznameni Evropske rade o vystoupeni Ceske republiky z Evropske unie

June 30: update - Mayavada debate (comments and more input)

June 25: Rathayatra UK (with UK and European Rathayatra schedule)

June 24: Brexit = Brits vs. Bureaucrats 1:0

June 21: update - Question about liberation (quotes)

June 15: Srila Baladeva Vidjabhusana - Vedanta-sjamantaka (cz)

June 15: Srila Prabhupada a jeho murti (cz)

June 8: V Bangladesi byl brutalne zabit hinduisticky knez. Vrazdili islamiste?

June 6: How I came to Krishna Consciousness (stories by devotees, a questionnaire)

June 1: Srila Prabhupada - Viraha astaka (cz, en)

June 1: update - SP bios

May 27: Petice na podporu JUDr. Klary Samkove

May 18: update - Srila Prabhupada a jeho knihy (text a odkazy)

May 14: A Hospice Miracle—Serving Jayananda’s Mother

May 11: update - Question about women (quotes on intelligence)

May 2: Sannyasa book (compilation from SP's books)

April 29: Govinda's restaurant, Prague 8 - Palmovka @ Tripadvisor

April 23: Maya Sita story from Kurma Purana

April 23: Bhaktivinoda Thakura: Bhakti-tattva-viveka (cz)

April 23: Petition - Withdraw the document: Standards for Sexuality education in Europe

ongoing updates: Zrudnosti v souboji paradgimat

Lotus Creations Publication (a friend's promo)

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Vedas and Vedic culture: what you won't learn at schools

If you want to "be someone", if you want to be viewed as doing something valuable for society, you must have an education. In school we can learn many things but unfortunately not the important, existential ones. These are elaborated on in Vedas, a sort of manuals how to use this world, how to live in it as well as how to transcend it. Obviously, they should be available to everyone.

"Veda" is Sanskrit word for "knowledge". Sanskrit was the language of ancient Vedic civilization. Vedic culture, based on Vedic scriptures (sastras) called Vedas, flourished all over the ancient world with center in India, formerly known as Bharata-varsa. See the section Connections for more.

Vedas are the most ancient literary works on Earth, at the same time with the profoundest and widest scope. They cover all fields of knowledge, material and spiritual. The real treasures of the East weren't jewels, spices or exotic perfumes but the amazing treasure house of sacred and universal knowledge. This knowledge, increasingly validated by modern science, is gradually being embraced by leading corporations, professionals and leaders around the world. It also trickles down into the popular culture thru media of all kinds. Our recent scientific and technological efforts can only to some extent approach the ancient Vedic material advancement while the Vedic spirituality is much more elevated than anything found anywhere else.

VEDA is one-of-its-kind resource related to the Vedas and Vedic culture. Although there are many different encyclopedias, until 2001 there has been no encyclopedia focused on Vedic culture available to the wide public (if we don't take into account several dictionaries and encyclopedias published in India and used mainly by scholars). This, together with recent increase of interest in Eastern philosophy, ancient civilizations, alternative paradigms and a lack of comprehensive online resources, inspired the creation of this site.

Its four main sections, Bhakti-yoga, Connections, Vedic Encyclopedia and Vedic Library, contain over 580 articles and freely downloadable files with all kinds of information related to Vedic philosophy and culture. There are also Links to many other related resources and relevant books to buy through Amazon. The affiliate payments go to Sastra Dana USA, the program of subsidized distribution of Srila Prabhupada's books.
Because Vedas are vast and variegated, VEDA specifically focuses on Gaudiya Vaishnava Vedanta, the cream of Vedic philosophy, expounded by Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, avatar of this Kali-yuga, and brought to the West by its foremost recent exponent Shri Shrimad A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. You can find more details about this site and its development in About VEDA.

We'll be glad if you put a link on your personal site, blog or social profile and spread the word. With topically relevant sites we are ready to exchange links. Suggestions, corrections, donations, cooperation etc. are most welcome - please contact us.

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Interesting Links

kniha Níti-šástra

Dialogue Between Dr. West and Radhanath Swami - Part 1

Book - ORISSA in the CROSSFIRE-Kandhamal Burning by Brannon Parker

Govinda vegetarian restaurants, Prague 1 & 8

Radha-Govinda vegetarian restaurant, Prague 5 - Smichov

Ghi, ghí, ghee (přepuštěné máslo)

Rasa Yatra movie

Restaurace s vodou zdarma (Govinda: 1)

Vyklízení nemovitostí, bytů, pozůstalostí - Praha

Hello from the rulers

The Coudenhove-Kalergi plan - The genocide of the Peoples of Europe

Kalergiho plán: legální genocida evropských národů pomocí míšení ras

Euromed agenda (NWO)

Varování pro lidstvo: Tento měsíc OSN zavádí plán na Nový světový řád (Agenda 2030) za pomoci papeže

Transforming our world [into NWO]: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Petice "Proti imigraci" (V. Klaus)

Obama Declares War On ‘Extremism’ – Are You An ‘Extremist’ According To His Definition?

Soros, neziskovky a agenda NWO

Česká neziskovka tlačí do škol multikulti komiks o Hamídovi a jeho cestě do Švédska. Přeprogramovávání českých dětí, za zády rodičů, běží na plné obrátky! Na Třebíčsku malujou ve školkách děti na hnědo! nemůže být objektivní. Platí jej EU a George Soros.

komiks "Pod dohledem"

Michael Morris - Co nesmite vedet (ekniha, pdf)

Your Digital Privacy and the US Gov's Watchlist

A week spent playing NSA reveals just how much data we leak online.

The NSA video (and petition)

ECHELON Today: The Evolution of an NSA Black Program

Tajný dohledový program ECHELON dnes: vývoj černého programu NSA

Six Tips to Protect Your Search Privacy | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Bitmessage (P2P encrypted communications protocol)

Whisper Systems (anon communications)

GWX Control Panel (This is a free tool that can remove and disable the 'Get Windows 10' notification area icon on Windows 7 and Windows 8. Recent versions can also disable 'Upgrade to Windows 10' behavior in the Windows Update control panel and do much more.)

Technical difficulties of the media (iow censorship)

Uživatelé Gmailu by neměli počítat se soukromím, překvapil Google u soudu.

Petr Žantovský: Cenzura internetu je útokem na demokracii

USA Today columnist calls for arrest and imprisonment of vaccine skeptics

Daňová zátěž

Petice: Ukaz „stopku“ geneticky upravenym potravinam v Cesku!

Z čeho se vyrábějí komerční potraviny (includes en links)

You are not allowed to eat what you want

FDA Claims Walnuts to be Illegal Drugs | Government Lunacy at its Best

Iceland Decided To Do This With The Last McDonald's Meal EVER Sold!

Obama seizes control over all food, farms, livestock, farm equipment, fertilizer and food production across America

Life in EU Parliament

Byvaly clen elitni jednotky SOG: "Vetsina konspiracnich teorii ma pravdivy zaklad

World Bank whistleblower Karen Hudes reveals how the global elite rule the world

Vynasecka ze Svetove banky Karen Hudes odhaluje, jak vladne globalni elita svetu

Florida vystehovala zenu, ktera si vyrabela svou vlastni elektrinu

Google odstranil z nového Androidu nástroj pro ochranu soukromí. Ve staré verzi byl jen "náhodou".

TED aligns with Monsanto, halting any talks about GMOs, 'food as medicine' or natural healing

Sedm největších mýtů o GMO potravinách a Monsantu

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