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Oh lord, take us from Untruth to Truth,
From darkness to light
From death to Immortality
Oh Eternal, Peace be on all
The above prayer reflects the intention behind starting
this portal Vandemataram.com.
David Frawley ( Vamadeva Shastri ), the great teacher of the ancient
Vedic wisdom states in his book Arise Arjuna, that India
today unfortunately is still asleep to its real heritage, caught
in a deep inertia (tamas) and not yet functioning according to its
soul. Yet, even in this state of sleep, it has produced perhaps
the greatest spiritual figures of the twentieth century. For the
world to really develop spiritually, which is critical today, India
must awaken. He further writes in his book , People
today rely on second-hand information, mainly through the news media
or from academic sources, which are generally unsympathetic and
inaccurate. So the picture they get is highly distorted and requires
an alternative. Seeing this, I have been compelled to speak out.
This sacred nation has been described 5000 years ago
as MahaBharat. It literally means the Great Bharat ! Since ancient
times, Bharat has always been the grandest panorama of glorious
cultures, religions, wisdom, science, supreme knowledge and meaningful
ways of life. The Bharatmata, who has never invaded any other country
since her entire existence, is truly a symbol of love and tolerance
! In the past 2500 years, Bharatmata was subjected to invasions
after invasions by the seekers of wealth and power and by destructive
forces. In spite of all that, Bharatmata continues to remain spiritually
powerful and culturally rich as she was in the ancient times.
Keeping the above wisdom in mind, we have taken upon
ourselves the sacred task of revealing the Real India not only to
Indians but to the millions of our admirers all around the globe.
Those who seek their own pleasure and ignore
the needs of others have wasted their lives. Strive constantly to
serve the welfare of the world; by devotion to selfless work one
attains the supreme goal of life - Bhagavad Gita.
Linda Johnsen writes about India in her book and addresses
our great country as The Living Goddess. She writes,
More recently, a series of foreign invasions and wholesale
unabashed looting by the British Raj, eventually reduced India to
poverty. The Europeans helped themselves to the vast wealth of the
subcontinent, but not to its wisdom. But the Europeans did more
than sack India, they actually fabricated a new history for it by
introducing the Aryan Invasion Theory. European efforts to rewrite
Indian history are a spectacular example of the Western attempt
to erase the Goddess from history.
If we spend the better portion of our lives in pursuit
of the Truth, certainly the Truth will present itself before us.
At that time, however; we will have to ask ourselves if it is Truth
we wanted after all. - Swami B.V. Tripurari.
In a book The Myth of the Aryan Invasion of
India, David Frawley writes ... Based on new evidence
of archeology, skeletal remains, geography, mathematics, astronomy
and linguistics data, the Aryan Invasion Theory is now rejected
by the Western as well as the Indian scholars such as S.R. Rao,
Navaratna Rajaram, Subhash Kak, James Schaffer, Mark Kenoyer, S.P.
Gupta, Bhagwan Singh, B.G. Siddharth, K.D. Sethna, K.D. Abhyankar,
P.V. Pathak, Shrikant Talageri, S. Kalyanaraman, B.B. Chakravorty,
George Feuerstien and myself to name a few .
Swami B.V. Tripurari states in his book Ancient
Wisdom for Modern Ignorance that Modern India is a westernized
India that has either lost sight of its ancient culture or believes
in its spiritual heritage without understanding much more of it
than the surface.