Some Yoga teachers have uncritically taken up this view as well. They see the Vedic tradition as Aryan and patriarchal and the Tantric tradition as non-Aryan and matriarchal. They identify the Vedic tradition with invading Aryans and the Tantric tradition with indigenous Dravidians. They see the Tantric as worshipping the Mother Goddess and the Vedic as rejecting her.
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In India, Vamadeva is recognized as a Vedacharya Vedic teacher , and includes in his unusual wide scope of studies Ayurveda, Yoga, Vedanta and Vedic astrology, as well as the ancient Vedic teachings going back to the oldest Rigveda.
He has a second D. He has worked extensively teaching, writing, lecturing, conducting research and helping establish schools and associations in related Vedic fields over the last more than three decades. In addition he writes regularly for various publications and the social media on educational issues in India and the importance of Vedic knowledge for the entire world, which has given him a vast and diverse readership and following.
Over the years he has been one of the main pioneers in introducing Ayurvedic medicine to the western world, as well as Jyotisha Vedic astrology , the deeper aspects of Yoga and Vedanta, and the interpretation of the Vedas. Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan on March 30, He regards himself as a translator to help empower people to use Vedic systems to enhance their lives and aid in their greater Self-realization.
Yet he has endeavored to approach each with a degree of specificity, providing both the background philosophy and practical teachings.
Note various comments about his work below. This is so because they are based on 1 his personal quest and experience 2 deep dwelling into the texts and 3 oral learning received from many authentic teachers who are experts in their areas of knowledge. Shri Vamadeva Shastri Acharya David Frawley has done this great service to many that he has offered access into knowledge that was often hitherto inaccessible to an average western seeker.
David Frawley is one of the most important scholars of Ayurveda and Vedic Science today. I have great respect and admiration for his knowledge and the way he has expounded the ancient wisdom of the Vedas. The ease with which he enters into the spiritual of the Indian tradition and renders its deeper concepts in terms of modern thought shows an unusual familiarity with this ancient wisdom. David Frawley has studied the timeless ancient wisdom of the Vedas.
He brings us Vedic knowledge in a direct and practical way, so that one can apply this wisdom in his or her daily life. With his beautiful knowledge of Sanskrit, he has put this complex knowledge in a modern scientific way that will help Ayurvedic scholars, Vedic scholars and even those who study quantum physics. Vasant Lad, B. Your magnum opus on the Rigveda sheds entirely new light on the earliest period of Indian and Indo-European history. The Padma Bhushan award is a long-awaited recognition of your creative insights into the Sanskrit centuries and contemporary practices.
Ever more strength to your pen so that the seeds of great tomorrows are born. With renewed congratulations to you, the Yogeshvara. The recommendation for this award came to him directly from the office of the Prime Minister, Sri Narendra Modi. Pandit, Vedacharya and Professor Vamadeva received a Pandit award as part of a special Brahmacharya Vishvanathji yearly award in Mumbai in His role as a pandit and Vedic teacher Vedacharya has been honored by many groups in India, where he has frequently lectured and taught.
Such a traditional title as a Pandit and Vedacharya implies having written and taught on the four Vedas and Upanishads, which Vamadeva has done in his many Vedic books that include many original translations from the Sanskrit, particularly from the most ancient Rigveda itself, over the last thirty five years.
He follows a broader Raja Yoga tradition that includes the Vedic sciences. He continues to be one of the guiding lights for the university and its various international programs. He is working to revive traditional Ayurveda both in the contexts of modern Ayurveda in India and popular Ayurveda in the western world.
He is recognized as one of the most important Ayurvedic teachers and acharyas today. Vashta of Bombay and Pune , note photo left with Vashta on the right and P. Kulkarni on the left. For ten years he remained under the guidance of Dr. Vashta, visiting him regularly in India and studying with him on various subjects of Ayurveda and Vedic studies. Vashta, a graduate of one of the first Ayurveda programs in India in , wrote many books on Ayurveda and helped formulate Ayurvedic products for Ayurvedic companies.
Vashta taught him the value of traditional Ayurveda. In America, Vamadeva has worked with Dr. Vasant Lad, noted Ayurvedic teacher and author.
Vamadeva taught with Dr. Lad at the Ayurvedic Institute in and remained on the visiting faculty. Along with Dr. Lad, he wrote the Yoga of Herbs , which was probably the first book published integrating western herbs into Ayurveda. They share a similar orientation to Ayurveda and the Vedic sciences. Work with Important Ayurvedic Organizations.
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