The 4 Surprising Tenets of a Vedic Society
The Vedas are ancient scriptures that were written over 8,000 years ago, at a time when India was enjoying wealth, prosperity, and democracy. The Rig-Veda, the first (known) written record of mankind, gives us a picture of a people who were well settled into a life of agriculture, art, and sophisticated society. They had leisure, energy and passion for poetry, philosophy, and transcendence. However, the Vedic culture was not other-worldly. Transcendence may be its characteristic feature, but at the base of it, the Vedic society had a zest for life, expression of life, and practicality. So the following four tenets are what the Vedas decreed as beneficial to lead a balanced life - for man as an individual, and man as part of society. This is to support continuity of life on the planet, as well as to provide meaning to his personal life.