Aus der Veda Forschung

Ongoing  Research Themes:
Cultural Integrity  o  Theoretical Foundations  o  Vedic Education

Research on Cultural Integrity

Extensive scientific research confirms that every culture becomes integrated and progressive on all levels of life when the local cultural values are founded on complete knowledge of all the laws of nature - Veda. Only by enlivening the universal aspect of all cultures, the local aspects of culture are enriching to every other culture.

Original Reseach:
Meditation can be understood as a mind-body practice which not only calms the mind, but also induces deep physiological relaxation by means of regulating the autonomic nervous system. This renders meditation an effective treatment for trauma-related mental health conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, which are characterized by chronic autonomic and neurochemical dysregulation. An application of this approach is presented, which used the Transcendental Meditation (TM) program from the Vedic Yoga tradition to alleviate PTSD and depression in Ukrainian war refugees in Germany. The article ends with an outlook that this meditation technique, in a world so ridden with conflict that whole societies are burdened with the aftermaths of violence and displacement, has the potential to play a crucial role in healing individual and collective trauma, and contribute to the promotion of peace.

Vedic Education

In the 1970s scientific research related to the practice of Yoga and Meditation created a new kind of interest into the Vedic heritage based on direct experience. The themes covered range from the critique of academic indology as voiced by Prodosh Aich (born 1933) up to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's (1918 – 2008) vision of Vedic Universities open to every one striving for progress and peace in his personal life and/or in the socio-ecological surrounding. Rishi Kumar Mishra (1932 – 2009) coined the term Cosmic Matrix to bring to awareness the reality linking individual and cosmos. Direct accessibility of cosmic intelligence by the individual increases mind-body coordination which extends via the reciprocity between individual and collective behavior into the environment. In the traditional Yogic literature - e.g. the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - these factors are fundamental to Siddhi-Phenomena and - in publications on the effects of Transcendental Meditation (TM) - they explain TM-Sidhi Experiences. The term "Siddhi" indicates exemplary performance and signifies increased quality of life by taking into account the wholeness of consciousness which includes all the laws of nature and thus all Siddhi phenomena. This clearly distinguishes Yogic Siddhi-Sutras from methods or techniques applying only specific, isolated laws of nature which lead to unwanted side effects. Holistic perfection is related to the precision of the language used and cultivation of mistake free thinking though the unifying methodology of intelligence (samyama) which spontaneously connects the undifferentiated totality of intelligence (samadhi) with the objective, differentiated flow of intelligence (dharana) via the inward and outward strokes of meditation (dhyan). The custodians of the Vedic heritage have the privilege to make this much needed practical knowledge available to all of humanity. The Vedic language plays an important role (Sanskrit Effect and Vedic cognition) but also  effortless "soft thinking” fully utilizing the performance potential of the brain-mind-interface through the "brain software" (H. Krug, G. Unruh)  of the Yoga sutras.
Theoretical  Foundation

Analysis of the world situation at the beginning of the 21st Century shows that objective, action oriented science and technology alone are not enough to safeguard progress and peace. They have to be complemented by knowledge which includes the development of the subject as well. Such complete knowledge is available in Veda based science. The advance of modern science support this by recognizing the necessity of supplementing the activities of specific laws of nature by the total potential of natural law. To bring and maintain life in alliance with all the laws of nature, it is necessary to have complete knowledge available in consciousness.  Vedic world order of lasting peace is based on complete knowledge - Gyan -  capable of balancing opposing forces. This first fundamental form of science clarifies the relationship between consciousness and knowledge:
1. knowledge is structured in consciousness - Rig Veda
2. consciousness is the home of all knowledge - Sama Ved
3. knowledge is different in different states of consciousness - Yajur Veda
4. consciousness is the home of all the laws of nature - Atharva Veda.
It is to be expexted, when the science of consciousness – the science of creative intelligence – is part of education, then a significant change in the quality of life takes place.

Forschungsberichte 2023

   Research Reports 2023

Individual and Collective Psychological Rehabilitation and the Establishment of Sustainable Peace 
Individuelle und kollektive psychologische Rehabilitation und die Schaffung nachhaltigen Friedens 
Meditation can be understood as a mind-body practice which not only calms the mind, but also induces deep physiological relaxation by means of regulating the autonomic nervous system. This renders meditation an effective treatment for trauma-related mental health conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, which are characterized by chronic autonomic and neurochemical dysregulation. An application of this approach is presented, which used the Transcendental Meditation (TM) program from the Vedic Yoga tradition to alleviate PTSD and depression in Ukrainian war refugees in Germany. The article ends with an outlook that this meditation technique, in a world so ridden with conflict that whole societies are burdened with the aftermaths of violence and displacement, has the potential to play a crucial role in healing individual and collective trauma, and contribute to the promotion of peace. This abstract is from the original paper by Katharina Freytag and Mykola Didukh (2023)
Traumatized women and children which have left their homes in Ukraine, a country continuously being bombed by Russia since 2022, is given the opportunity to recover from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) through a project inaugurated by Stefan Kauerz in Germany. The scientific and cultural dimension of this peace project is presented in the paper by Katharina Freytag and Mykola Didukh. The charitable Social-psychological Refugee Self Help-association is solely financed by donations. Recipient: SOZIALPSYCHOLOGISCHE GEFLUECHTETEN- SELBSTHILFE e.V., IBAN: DE31 2305 0101 0160 6259 35

The initial attempt with which Frank Papentin started research in the early 1970s and which led to his book “Order, Intelligence and Evolution” (1978 in German) was to unify the Laws of Nature discovered by physics with the insights biology developed about evolution; in particular after decoding the genetic information. The unifying principles applied by F. Papentin stem from research in consciousness, which started due to the global availability of yogic mediation techniques coming from the Vedic tradition. The consciousness-based unification of physics and biology was timely because theoretical biology had started to link the phenomenological description of the observed complexity of forms and pattern emerging in the evolution of life (morphogenesis) with the mathematical concepts which already had proven to by useful in describing the functioning of nature in a holistic, unified way (quantum physics). From the theoretical perspective organisms are in a perpetual process of self-maintenance and self-realization directed by internally-defined qualities of intelligence in particular stability, flexibility, integration, self-protection and cyclic evolution. The historic advancement in biology receives support from the Vedic scientific heritage, which traditionally recognizes consciousness as fundamental reality and the Vedic language as being the sound representations of the impulses of creative intelligence which emerge by virtue of the self interacting dynamics of consciousness. Extensive scientific research on the psycho-physiological effects of Transcendental Meditation taught by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi made Vedic wisdom accessible to the academic world in terms of the Science of Creative Intelligence (1972). While being a student and PhD graduate in biology at Tübingen University Frank Papentin assimilated both these developments which led him to participate in establishing institutions of research and learning in the USA (MIU) and Europe where all standard texts of Vedic scholarship are available - written and recited - to be analyzed with the most advanced computer technology. At the same time, he developed a mathematical approache to measure the complexity emerging during biological evolution in terms of the length-of-description within the choosen language. This research has been published extensively and F. Papentin´s measure of complexity is well established in the scientific literature, where it is called "Papentin Complexity". This direction of research is already delineated in his book from 1978, made available again by Alfa Veda Publisher.(2023).

The Wholeness Axiom: Completeness of mathematics via Vedic insights ➚
Sets and Wholenesses
The Wholeness Axiom as formulated by Paul Corazza in the 1990s allows set based mathematical thinking to be expanded towards a live-relevant,  holistic world view in which the whole is more than a collection of parts, and parts ultimately are whole themselves. With the advent of quantum mechanics, wholeness already has become the guiding theme of modern culture because it offers the absolute foundation to a fully harmonious utilization of the organizing power of nature. PhD-Research done at the University of Uppsala, Sweden, by B. Piechocinska (2005) revealed the connection between the Wholeness Axiom and quantum mechanical wholeness. Axiomatic set theory distinguishes three ultimate set structures: V = Universe of setsL = Constructable Universe of Sets, and M = countable models of the Universe of Sets. By virtue of an elementary embedding (usually denoted by the letter j) of the Universe of Sets ( V ) to itself,  the Wholeness Axiom implies that the organizing power ("ordinality") inherent in sets - distinguished by their magnitude ("cardinality") - is adequately described. But Paul Corazza´s research does not stop with this formal achievement. As faculty member (since 2004) of Maharishi International University, USA, he strives to eliminate the principle weakness of every formal system already pointed out by K. Gödel in the 1930s: As long as mathematics is not brought to the level of complete self-referal it is not capable to realize its own consistency and completeness. The claim of the Vedic tradition is that Vedic expressions integrate knowledge (name) and organizing ability(form) to such a high degree that they are capable to establish unity in diversity and orderly growth – despite variety in form, relationship, and stepwise progression – because of being sustained by self-referral consciousness. Similar as in physics, where quantum behavior is realized through technologies reaching the necessary threshold for coherence, the emergence of conceptual wholeness requires adequate and effective unifying technologies of consciousness. In several papers, the role of the Vedic approach in making mathematics complete is studied by Paul Corazza (2011 – 2016)

Peace certainly is the most cherished goal of humanity. Yet, all efforts in the documented European history to achieve peace through force or treaties have proven to be a failure, no matter how laudable the intentions. Since the 1960s and 70s due to the global availability of the ancient Vedic heritage, a unique historic situation has emerged. The insights of the Vedic culture together with the advances of modern science provide an understanding why any effort to realize peace solely through action or arguing necessarily must fail. The reason is that peace is a “collective coherent phenomenon”. This means: only those aspects of the individual (or of small or large numbers of people) contribute significantly to peace, which (1) are not localized in space and time and (2) do not apply only specific laws of nature, but (3) include the totality of natural law, the Unified Field of all the laws of nature. Modern science allows gauging collective coherent modes of behavior using advanced research methodology. It turned out, that developing one's own consciousness and cultivating one's mental potential is the most effective contribution to peace. The prevention of war and eliminating damages of the past is an automatic side effect. Careful analysis reveals, when progress in individual life and personal development are at stake frustration and tension built up in the hearts and minds, spread via behavior into society and gradually accumulate to such a degree, that accidents, crime, social unrest, terrorism and - finally - wars occur. The Veda and Vedic Literature not only describes these mechanisms very clearly, but also provides measures how to control them. In spite of all this, the precious Vedic heritage faces extinction. In the 1970s for the first time scientific research on the effects of Transcendental Meditation showed, how effective the ancient Vedic insights are in revitalizing all levels of life. This has been verified objectively by studying physiological, biochemical, psychological and sociological changes accompanying the development of consciousness. The research results demonstrates that every individual contributes “to the integrity of his nation and to global progress by enjoying fulfillment through enlightenment”, exactly as described by Rig Veda. In a 50-page brochure published by Maharishi International University, USA, this scientific break through is substantiated in terms of “Five Fundamentals of Progress and National Integrity” proposed by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the basis of his modern approach to Vedic wisdom called Science of Creative Intelligence, and through a paper on the “Neurophysiology of Enlightenmentprepared for the 26th International Congress of Physiological Science in New Delhi by Robert Keith Wallace, October 1974.

The research of Harald Harung, Norway, documented in this bibliography, started in the 1980s. It gained momentum in the 1990s through the collaboration with scientists from Maharishi International University, USA. This university is renowned for its educational expertise in developing creative intelligence and in determining the psychophysiological and electrophysiological correlates of optimal brain function. The themes covered by the listed scientific papers and books mirror the fruitfulness of the research cooperation. The remarkable finding is, that the mind-brain state which allows outstanding individual performance provides at the same time the principle how leaders exhibit optimal ability to maintain societal progress and harmony. The reciprocity between individuals rising in creative intelligence, and the degree of coherence in collective behavior, has been repeatedly confirmed using sophisticated research methodologies and various research approaches. The fundamentals of effective leadership discovered by H. Harung and his colleges are further confirmed (1) through the insights available in traditional cultures, especially in the Vedic culture of India, and (2) by the ordering principles of nature discovered by modern science. The Bhagavad Gita, the concise compendium of traditional Vedic wisdom, after having explained (in chapter 2) how every single individual can progress towards perfection through the unifying practice of Yoga, describes (in chapter 3) the influence outstanding individuals have in society: “Whatsoever a great man does, the very same is also done by other men. Whatever standard he sets, the world follows it.” Modern science attributes such a coherence effect to the Third Law of Thermodynamic. According to this principle, order is created in a collective system when a few individual units perform in the “state of least excitation” which is unrestricted in space (delocalized). In such a situation, a “field effect” exists through the spreading of coherence. Thus, the same principle which creates order in nature is also the leadership principle which safeguards progressive development in all areas of human endeavor. The practical validity of the Unified Theory of Performance which integrates modern scientific and ancient Vedic insights is confirmed by research studies - investigating high-performing athletes, managers, and musicians - conducted by Harald Harung(1984 - 2023).

What does it mean when experts say, Yoga-Meditation is natural, effortless and automatic?
Was heißt es, wenn Experten sagen, Yoga-Meditation ist natürlich, mühelos und automatisch?

Die Vedische Sprache: Sprache der Natur  ➚
Die Kulturtragende Funktion der Veden lässt sich am besten verstehen, wenn sie als Sprache der Natur verstanden werden, d. h. als Klangdarstellung der Naturgesetze. Die Naturgesetze gelten überall im Universum und sind automatisch wirksam. Im Lauf der Zeit entstand die Notwendigkeit, die Klänge der Veden und deren Verwendung auch schriftlich zu fixieren. Es besteht ein wesentlicher Unterschied zwischen der Vedischen Sprache und den in Schriftform niederlegten Sprachen. In dem Buch "Das Vedische Erbe" weist Prodosh Aich darauf hin, dass aufgrund dieser Entwicklung vier Arten von Sprachen (Bhasha) unterschieden werden können, die sich in der Zahl der verwendeten Spracheinheiten unterscheiden: 
1. Chhando Bhasha - 97 Einheiten 
2. Laukika Bhasha - 64 Einheiten 
3. Devanagari Bhasha - 51 Einheiten 
4. Bhoota Bhasha - 42 Einheiten. 
Die Veden werden in Chhando Bhasha mündlich überliefert. Die 97 Einheiten der Vedischen Sprache repräsentieren fundamentale Impulse und Qualitäten der Natur in Klangform. Die UNESCO zählt die Veda-Rezitation zum schützenswerten immateriellen Erbe der Menschheit. "Die Ganzheit des vedischen Wissensschatzes kann in keine andere untergeordnete Sprache übertragen werde" betont Prodosh Aich (2022):

Vedic Numbers: Mathematical symbols and consciousness 
This summary of a lecture held at the universities of Tübingen, Stuttgart and Heidelberg in 1974 had been given as handout to the audience. The lecture was part of a presentation of the curriculum of Maharishi International University, The aim of the University, established 1973 in Iowa, USA, is to supplement and support the objective approach of modern science by the methodologies of Vedic science, which emphasize on unfolding the creative potential of human consciousness. Modern science uses the language of mathematics yielding formal representations of the laws of nature in terms of relationships between numbers and associated symbols. Vedic science by using sound representations of the laws of nature focuses on the relationship between language and consciousness. The lecture argues that the inclusion of consciousnesses into mathematics already is necessitated by the foundations of mathematics itself. By solely relying on the intrinsic logic of mathematics, Kurt Gödel (1906 - 1978 ) could prove two meta-mathematical theorems indicating the incompletness of knowledge based solely on the axiomatic approach, because it neglects the infinitely creative, self-referral  nature of consciousness. In the 1990s after 20 years of research into the Vedic foundations of numbers, a vision developed which includes self-referral consciousness into the meaning and symbolic notation of numbers, by embedding the conceptual diversity of number systems into the unified reality of the Absolute Number (not to be confused with the mathematical notion of  "absolute  value"). This achievement already is envisioned in this early lecture of Michael Weinless, professor of mathematics at Maharishi International University from 1973 to 1997.

Maharishi’s Absolute Number: 
The Mathematical Theory and Technology of Everything
This article is the first academic acknowledgment of the Absolute Number, a conceptual reality introduced in 1996 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1918 – 2008) to provide the foundation to the urgently needed next developmental step to overcome the fundamental limitations of modern science and technology. The article has been published in ‘Modern Science and Vedic Science’ Vol 7, pp. 165-178 (1997) and states that "The Absolute Number fulfills the historical goals of mathematics by giving complete understanding of the entire range of orderliness and precision studied by mathematics."  The article arrives to this conclusion by showing that the Absolute Number eliminates the weakness of two defining themes of modern mathematics, characterized by the author as sensory-based mathematics and intellect-based mathematics: 
1.The Absolute Number provides the junction point where intellectual concepts meet the reality of consciousness in which they ultimately are structured. The Absolute Number is not known by intellectual discrimination alone but requires direct access to the field of pure intelligence which is self-referral consciousness. The phenomenon of self-referral is the simplest form of intelligence.
2. The practical significance of the Absolute number is due to the fact that advances in science and technology depend on the available level of mathematical precision. E.g. 20th century theoretical physics could conceive the Unified Field of all the Laws of Nature and the Theory of Everything through the mathematical notions of supersymmetry and of strings respectively. The final stroke of this development is provided by the Absolute Number, the reality of numbering in self-referral consciousness. The author of this first detailed analysis of Maharishi's Absolute Number is the Australian Mathematician John Frederick Price (1997).

Forschungsberichte 2022

Research Reports 2022
Vedic Europe: Vedic life on the basis of Yoga and Yogic meditation

Global Union of Scientists for Peace
The Global Union of Scientists for Peace(GUSP) is an initiative of scientists and educators from Maharishi International University, Iowa, USA. The research at this University focuses on the theory and application of Transcendental Meditation. According to the 40-page brochure published at the GUSP website "Transcendental Meditation technique was revived from the ancient Vedic Tradition and reformulated as a systematic scientific procedure by the physicist and scholar Maharishi Mahesh Yogi." As confirmed by a large body of scientific studies conducted at academic Institutions worldwide, the practice of this meditation enriches all aspects of life - individual and collective. In the Vedic understanding, continuous progress of the individual and ideal societal development are the foundations of lasting peace. Even so, scientist are the expert thinkers in every country dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and technology, the actual direction life takes depends on the minds of all the people, expressing different degrees of destructive or creative tendencies. The first Global Peace summit organized by GUSP convened in June 2017 in Kiev and brought together scientists, educators and political leaders to discuss the nonviolent prevention oriented Vedic approach promoting progress and cultural development. Some of the main speakers and topics of the conference were John Hagelin:The Brain-Based Approach to Peace, Ashley Deans: Consciousness-Based Education, Col. Gunter Chassé: Advanced Military Science: Incorporating a Field-Tested Brain-Based Approach to National Security, Mykola Didukh: Creating a Prevention Wing of the Military in Ukraine. The full conference report including media coverage and followup projects is available at the GUSP website (Ukraine,2017)

Ramayana is the oldest epic in the world history of literature, minimum 870 000 years. The great kind-hearted saint Adi Kavi (the first poet laureate) Valmiki wrote Ramayana not only to sing the melodious glory and story of Sri Rama, the Prince of Ayodhya but to present to the posterity a practical philosophy of life, a vision of Truth, by telling how to lead a pious life, within the prevailing conditions of one’s existential conditions. A society or a community is called decent or civilized on its outer aspect, such as its outer behaviour. Our civilized manner is displayed by lifestyle, eating habits, physical development, family behaviour etc… Whereas culture determines our internal thinking, knowledge, science etc. Simply speaking, our culture dictates our behaviour. Ramayana was a deciding factor to develop a human civilization and will continue to be the deciding factor of human morality and ethical life:.” After such background information the articles presents typical traits of the Ramayana era: the "social view, great five yagyas, culture, ideal family, status of women, environment, vastu and science:
On this basis the “Ramayana literary importance”, “Ramayana in today's World” and “Ramayana ideal format of democracy” are discussed. “It is a matter of satisfaction that Ramayana has received global recognition” in culture and spirituality “as well as part of the International Ramayana Conference This indicates that Ramayana is a pillar for the way of life in our civilization.” The complete article is published here by permission of Shri Anantbodh Chaitanya (2022) 

Der Alpha Veda Verlag veröffentlichte von 2020 bis 2022 in fünf Bänden die Deutsche Übersetzung des Shrimad Devi Bhagavatam. Dieses umfangreiche Werk gehört zu den 18 Maha-Puranas der Vedischen Literatur. "Purana" beteutet auf Deutsch "ewig" bzw. "uralt". In diesen Texten wird gezeigt, wie die in der Welt wirkenden destruktiven Kräfte (Asura) mit den kreativen Kräften (Devas) im Gleichgewicht gehalten werden. Verfasser der Originaltexte ist Maharishi Veda Vyasa (etwa 3000 BC). Die 1921/22 erschiene englische Übersetzung durch Swami Vijnanananda(1868 – 1938) wurde von Michael Stibane ins Deutsche übertragen. Ergänzend erläutert er auf seiner Webseite, wie der Mensch Nutzen aus den uralten Darstellungen ziehen kann, die sich auf zeitlos-ewige Kräfte beziehen: Devi - die  alles nährende, göttliche Mutter Natur  und die kreativen Entwicklungs-Impulse - Devas, deren Wirken durch die Asura gestört wird, die dadurch jeder Stagnation entgegenwirken. Die subtile Form dieser Störungen kann als „Asura-Popaganda“ bezeichnet werden. Der Soziologe Prodosh Aich nennt das in seinen Arbeiten "Macht-Medien-Manipulation". Das Studium der Puranas ermöglicht ein viel umfassenderes Verständnis des Weltgeschehens als die streng chronologische Geschichtsbetrachtung, die nur relativ kleine Zeiträume erfassen kann. Die Gesamtentwicklung der Schöpfung wird nicht durch die Willkür einzelner Mächte bestimmt oder dem Zufall überlassen, sondern folgt einem Göttlichen Plan. Der Schlüssel zum Verständnis des Devi Bhagavata Purana ist die in der Bhagavad Gita entwickelte Lehre von den drei Grundqualitäten (Gunas) der Natur, die eine Vierfache Ordnung der Schöpfung begründet. Die praktische Anwendung der Theorie der drei Gunas zur Steuerung der Entwicklung geschieht durch die Bewusstseinsentwicklung des Menschen. Es ist lehrreich, von Swami Vivekanande(1863 – 1902) gemachten Langzeit-Voraussagen,  mit den Entwicklungstrends am Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts zu vergleichen. Als Einzeltexte zugänglich sind all diese Themen auf der Webseite von Michael Stibane (2020). 

In Search of Vedic Wisdom: Forms of Alternative Spirituality in Contemporary Russia
The University of Tartu, Estonia, accepted 2020 this dissertation of Irina Sadovina for the commencement of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Literature and Cultural Research. The complete thesis is available online on an open access basis 
Irina Sadovina gives the following summary of her findings: "The social climate in contemporary Russia is not particularly indulgent towards alternative spirituality. Viewed by the law as secondary to the country’s “historical religions,” such movements often appear at the center of controversies and are vilified in the media. Nevertheless, alternative spirituality in today’s Russia has not only survived but flourished. For example, the teachings of Vedic Wisdom have made successful inroads into popular psychology. How can we explain the resilience of this concept, and the alternative spirituality milieu ingeneral, given the hostile environment? Current scholarship on Russian alternative spirituality tends to approach these questions either by tracing the large-scale changes in the country’s religious landscape, or by focusing on the dynamics of single movements. I argue, however, that the picture of alternative spirituality in Russia is incomplete without a third perspective, which can capture the mutual entanglement of the milieu. In this project, I develop such a perspective by focusing on Vedic Wisdom. Based on traditional and virtual ethnographic research in Russia (2012-2019), this project shows that Vedic Wisdom is not a single teaching, but a discursive cluster that forms a distinct vernacular belief tradition within the Russian alternative spirituality milieu. In the thesis, I describe three of its most influential iterations: neo-Hindu teachings, Slavic-inspired spirituality and popular psychology. In the case studies that make up this project, I show how different actors –from spiritual seekers to feminist activists – engage in negotiation, legitimation, contestation and other discursive practices that make and unmake the Vedic Wisdom tradition. To explain the paradoxical resilience of Vedic Wisdom, I show that it is implicated in broader national and global cultural phenomena: notably, the turn towards traditional values and the popularization of neoliberal practices of the self." (Irina Sadovina; 2020)

Alliances for Peace through Vedic Culture
Modern European Culture is rather young, approximately only 500 years, but rapidly spread all over the world through colonisation, trade, imperialism, education and communication. The typical European values which developed since the 16th century rely on (1) research into the principles governing the behavior of everything in the universe, (2) technologies using the global natural resources to improve the quality of life, and (3) academic education to develop the human potential. European Culture is also called Western in contrast to the cultural values of the East. The one-sided Western emphasis on fragmentation rather than unity by neglecting the role of consciousness lead to severe problems which require an extension in methodology: (1) to correct environmental imbalances, (2) to establish a self-regenerative and self-sustaining mode of living, and (3) to develop mistake-free thinking in accord with all the laws of nature. In the 20th century it has been shown by representatives of the Vedic culture, that (1) Vedic technologies called Yagya are able to eliminate the negative effects of violations of the laws of nature, that (2) through methods described in the Upa-Vedas - Ayu, Gandharva, Dhanu and Sthapatya Veda – societal administration can be transformed to safeguard cultural integrity, invincibility and unobstructed development, so that every country contributes maximum to world harmony, and that (3) through Yogic meditation the full mental potential of every individual is developed. 5000 years ago Shri Krishna explained in the Bhagavad Gita (6,15): “Collecting himself, the yogi or disciplined mind attains to peace (Shanti); the supreme liberation that abides in Me.” The call goes to all government leaders to utilize the time tested Vedic technologies to solve already existing problems and prevent future ones. Alliance with the Vedic Heritage of India - “Land of the Veda" - to establish peace through Yagya, Ayurveda and Yoga. (B. Zeiger, Editor, July 2022) 

Vedic Narrative
During the second half of the 20th century, Vedic Culture became available in every country of the world through Yoga-Teachers, Meditation Centres and facilities offering Ayurveda treatments. Millions of people are taking this advantage to eliminate and prevent stress, anxiety and disease. The growth of consciousness and increased societal coherence accompanying this development stimulated progress in education, science, and politics, as indicated by the discovery of the Unified Field of all the Laws of Nature by physics, the peaceful settling of the East-West Conflict ("German Unification") and the developments toward European Union. But at the beginning of the 21st century unifying developments are faced with  diversifying tendencies. A dramatic example is Russia's military invasion of Ukraine with the intention to stop the neighbour country to become part of the European Union and benefit from the NATO protection shield. This points to the importance of monitoring the availability of Vedic Culture in every country, because of its ability to balance unity and diversity. 
India, where the Vedic Culture has been preserved since time immemorial, has the required Vedic experts  and  the necessary infrastructure of traditional centres of learning to contribute effectively to world peace. In other parts of the world such experts have to be trained and structures created  to safeguard the cultural integrity, sovereignty and invincibility of every nation. The Contribution of Ukraine to Vedic Europe is expected to be very significant. (Dr. Zeiger, Editor,  Summer 2022)

Vedic Europe - balancing individualistic and collectivistic cultures
Vedic Europe
At the beginning of the 21st century, globalization and increased communication calls for a balancing principle to maintain coherence among the multitude of cultures in the world. The Vedic culture has been able since antiquity to maintain unity among the cultural diversity of South Asia and still is one of the largest cultures in the world. Vedic culture is not another Religion competing with Islam, Christianity or Judaism as the term "Hinduism" might suggests, but rather is a detailed and systematically structured body of knowledge dealing in theory and practice with the evolution of consciousnesses. All European countries have access now to the Vedic cultural heritage both on the academic level and within society.  Several million people of Europe are already living according to Vedic principles which have proven their effectiveness in solving basic problems of modern civilization as stress, anxiety, chronic disease and societal unrest by creating and maintaining orderliness in mind, body and behavior. Because Vedic culture emphasizes on the development of consciousness through a scientific approach, it can easily be integrated into modern education. By overcoming the one-sided objective approach to knowledge, Europe can become a balancing power in the family of nations; in particular between the individualistic American way of life and the collectivistic approach prevailing in Russia, thereby maintain peace in the family of nations. The degree in which the countries of Europe have assimilated the Vedic Heritage of India has been presented at a conference in Stockholm 2017 the material of which was extended till 2020 into a two volumed Handbook of Hinduism in Europe.

Forschungsberichte 2020 - 2022

Schwerpunkt: Vedisches Erbe und moderne Zivilisation

Shankha: Mulschelhornexperiment für den globalen Frieden 
Anlässlich des Welt-Yoga Tag 2021 wurde von einer Gruppe vedischer Pandits unter der Leitung von Shivpujan Chaturvedi, ein Muschelhornexperiment vorgestellt, das im Mai 2022 in Varanasi stattfindet. Das Experiment sieht vor, dass synchron zu tausenden Pandits in Varanasi in vielen Ländern weltweit der Klang von Muschelhörnern ertönt. Der Muschelhorn-Klang hat den wissenschaftlich begründeten Effekt, die Zerstörungskraft in der Umgebung dadurch auszugleichen, dass ein evolutionsfördernder Klangimpuls gesetzt wird. Deshalb hält Vishnu, die für die Erhaltung der Schöpfung verantwortliche Intelligenz, in den traditionellen Darstellungen neben drei anderen Insignien ein Muschelhorn – Shankha – in den Händen. Der befriedende Klangeffekt leitet sich aus der Sanskrit-Bezeichung Shankha ab, ein Ausdruck des Atharva-Veda, der eine naturgesetzliche Funktion des Bewusstseins benennt. Die Silbe“sham“ bedeutet Freude - Sukha - ein Kennzeichen des Selbst -Atma, und „kha“ steht für den gesamten Raum – Akasha.
Raum-Klang Technologien sind typisch für die Vedische Wissenschaft. Im Unterschied zur modernen Technik wird dabei die Natur des Raumes nicht nur objektiv durch Faktoren wie Geräuschpegel, Druck und Temperatur, elektromagnetische Felder, Feuchtigkeit und die materiellen Bestandteile der Luft gekennzeichnet, sondern auch durch die Resonanzfrequenzen von Hohlräumen, die räumliche Orientierung sowie das individuelle Bewusstsein und die vom ihm geschaffene mentale Atmosphäre. Der für Muschelhörner charakteristische Resonanzeffekt von spiralförmigen Hohlräumen ist wissenschaftlich gut erforscht, ebenso ansatzweise die entwicklungsfördernde Klang-Wirkung auf die Umgebung. Internationaler Ansprechpartner für das Muschelhorn Experiment sowie die begleitenden Forschungen ist Shri Jyoti Joachim Nusch(2022).

In the vedic tradition astrology is called Jyotish - the light of knowledge accessible through pure consciousness or Atman. When combined with Yoga - the direct experience of pure consciousness - and with Yagya – the technologies of pure consciousness -  Jyotish can satisfy the urgent need to promote the fundamentals of progress in the consciousness of the individual which alone can guarantee peace in society. By “reviving the scientific temper along with the respect for the tradition.” the book “Introduction to Vedic Astrology” (available for free at extends the exposition of the classical  Jyotish principles of Parashara through insights from the Bhagavad Gita and from the astrological teaching of Jaimini (Upadesha). The practical consequences of adding Bhagavad Gita and Jaimini Upadesha to Jyotish  are exemplified by the section on Atmakaraka in the book “Introduction to Vedic Astrology" by Pundit Sanjay Rath (2009).

Bhagavad Gita – The Fulfillment of Psychology and Conflict Resolution ➚
Already in the 1960s, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi advised students of psychology and philosophy to carefully consider the teaching of the Bhagavad Gita about the full range and creative potential of the mind. Up till now the emphasis of psychology is on personal feelings and evaluations of events, traumatic perturbation in the individual's neurophysiology and influences from the social and cultural environment. But this does not train the student to spontaneously create orderliness in his emotions, thoughts, actions and behavior to protect himself from disorderly influences. "The Bhagavad Gita teaches that the effect of the surrounding and circumstances upon the mind depends upon the minds strength; that the intensity of the effect of an impression is in inverse ratio to the strength of the mind; and presents a master technique for binging about coordination of the individual mind with the cosmic mind, the only way to ensure that the individual becomes entirely free from the possibility of failure to understand a threatening situation and of successfully rising above its adverse effect." (Science of Being and the Art of Living"; p. 267; 1966). How this practical knowledge can be assimilated by modern psychology is presented by the Journal of Maharishi Vedic Research Institute, 11, 11-61 in an article from Michael Dillbeck(2019).

Sackgassen und Auswege in der Zivilisationsökologie ➚
Anfang der 1970er Jahre, als dieser Aufsatz geschrieben wurde, stand das Umweltbewusstsein noch in den Anfängen. Aber bereits damals war Forschern auf dem Gebiet der Ökologie klar, dass das Schwergewicht nicht auf den geophysikalischen Daten, sondern auf der Bewusstseinsentwicklung der Menschen liegen muss. Das Wissen, das ermöglicht, dass die vom Menschen in einem so komplexen Lebensbereich wie der Umwelt bewirkten Veränderungen immer lebenskonform bleiben, wird in dem Aufsatz "Wissenschaft der kreativen Intelligenz.(Science of Creative Intelligence, SCI)" genannt. Diese Bezeichnung deutet an, dass nur ein Wissen, das die gesamte Reichweite kreativer Intelligenz von Bewusstsein bis zur Umwelt einschließt, eine Lösung der komplexen Zivilisationsprobleme ermöglicht, z.B. die Energiewende zu Nachhaltigkeit. Der ganzheitliche, alle Bereich des Lebens umfassende Ansatz mittels kreativer Intelligenz, entwickelte sich im 20. Jahrhundert durch zunehmende Assimilation des Wissensschatzes des Veda, insbesondere von Yoga und Meditation. Dadurch "liegt erstmals ein realer Weg vor zur Beseitigung jener ökologischen Schwierigkeiten, die im Menschen selbst liegen.... Es ist deutlich geworden, dass die unerlässliche Gestaltung der Biosphäre zu einem offenen System, das Ökonomie und Ökologie vereinigt, nur erreicht werden kann auf der Grundlage einer Gesellschaft selbstverwirklichter Individuen." Dr. Heiner Röder (1973)
Aufgrund der Identität-stiften-Wirkung sowohl beim Individuum als auch für die Gesellschaft ist Religion die Grundlage jeder Kultur. "Rück-Bindung" (re -  ligare) zum Ursprung allen Lebens, der kosmischen kreativen Intelligenz, bringt individuelles und gesellschaftliches Leben in Einklang mit der Kraft der Evolution. Damit aber die Weiterentwicklung in allen Bereichen des Lebens dauerhaft gesichert ist, bedarf jedes überlieferte System des Rückbezugs von Zeit zu Zeit der Anpassung an die veränderten Sozio-ökologischen Bedingungen. Um die dazu notwendigen Lebens-konformen Reformen zu erkennen und einzuleiten, muss der Erkenntnisprozess bestimmte Kriterien erfüllen. Insbesondere darf die Methode des Rückbezugs nicht der wissenschaftlichen Vorgehensweise widersprechen, sie muss systematisch und universell anwendbar sein, sowie durch persönliche Erfahrung bestätigt werden können und bei jedem zum gleichen Ergebnis führen. Die Objekt und Subjekt integrierende Vorgehensweise ist heute auf weltanschaulich neutrale und für jede Kultur gültige Weise in der modernen Quantenphysik zugänglich, aber auch durch den Bewusstsein-bezogenen Ansatz der Vedischen Wissenschaft. Wie - aus der vedischen Wissenschaft abgeleitete - praktische Erkenntnisse zur Erneuerung der Römisch-Katholischen Kirche beitragen können, ist Thema von Band 2 des Buches Die Römisch-Katholische Kirche im Lichte göttlicher Weisheit“ über die „Christliche und Vedische Sicht“ von Georg Beutler (2013).

Vedic Particle Physics for Shastra Pratibha (Brilliant Genius) ➚
At the beginning of the 21st century scientists from India started to expound on the significance of the Vedic scientific heritage to modern civilization by in depth presentations, articles and books on Vedic particle physics. In Sanskrit, the word “anu” denotes the minutest particles of matter specified by a set of characteristic properties, thus matching with the classical notion of an elementary particle . Both in the Vedic literature and in modern physics, particles are described from different perspectives. For example, in the Vaisheshika system of Kanada Muni the special qualities(vishesha) which specify the particles of matter are put in a holistic context (darshana). This corresponds to the modern approach of seeing the classical reality from the quantum mechanical perspective. The holistic, unified aspect of anu is expressed in the Sanskrit word ”paramanu”. The prefix “param” signifies the transcendental reality which supplements the classical and makes it complete. Vedic particle physics is only one of many contributions of Ancient India to science. In 2007 yearly Shastra Pratibha Contests have been established by the Science India Forum to encourage the young generation to study the Vedic principles of how creative intelligence unfolds. Details are presented in the Shastra Pratibha Booklets published 2015.

Kritik am eurozentristischen Geschichtsbild der Indologie
Die Pioniere der Indologie des 19. Jahrhundert datierten  und lokalisierten das Entstehen der vedischen Kultur um 1500 v. Chr. im Nordwesten des indischen Subkontinens. Diese Angaben finden sich seitdem in den Geschichtsbüchern, Lexika und Enzyklopädien bis hin zur Wikipedia(2022). Völlig ignoriert werden dabei die Zeit- und Geografie-Angaben der Vedischen Kultur selbst. Obwohl sich die beiden umfangreichen vedischen Geschichtswerke - Ramayana und Mahabharata - auf Ereignisse beziehen, die für den gesamten südasiatischen Kulturraum für lange Zeit richtungsweisend waren, beurteilt die Indologie sie als „nicht-historisch“ bzw. "mythologisch". Hauptgrund dafür ist, dass das chronologisch-linear ausgerichtete Geschichtsverständnis, auf dem die Indologie beruht, sich wesentlich vom Ansatz der vedischen Historiker unterscheidet, die eine zyklische Qualitätsentwicklung als grundlegend ansehen. In der zyklischen Geschichtsbetrachtung spielen vor allem die richtungsbestimmenden Änderungen in der Lebensqualität eine zentrale Rolle: Das Ramayana behandelt einen heute noch relevanten Wendepunkt in der Menschheitsentwicklung, der nach vedischer Zeitrechnung vor fast 1 Million Jahren stattfand. Das Mahabharata beschreibt die Ereignisse vor ca. 5000 Jahr (3000 v. Ch.), die seitdem die Zeitqualität kennzeichnen. Damals wurde den Veden ihre jetzt noch gebräuchliche Struktur gegeben. Die gegenwärtig in Indien existierende Form der Vedischer Kultur wurde durch das Wirken von Shankra um. 500 v. Chr. geprägt. Wenn im 19. Jahrhundert Max Müller, dafür ca. 800 n. Ch. angibt, so ist das insofern verständlich, weil zu seiner Zeit viele historische Fakten noch nicht zugänglich waren und zudem alle Nachfolger von Shankara ebenfalls als Shankaracharya bezeichnet werden. Dass aber im 21. Jahrhundert immer noch die provisorischen, eurozentristischen Geschichts-Hypothesen aus der Pionierzeit der Indologie wiederholt werden, bedarf dringend der Revision. "Lügen mit langen Beinen" ist deshalb der provokante, aber treffende Titel des - zum kritischen Hinterfragen inspirierenden - Buches von Prodosh Aich (2003).

Concept of Dhyana 
To restore the full meaning of dhyana (meditation) it is necessary to include not only thinking and feeling but also their common source in consciousness. A rule of traditional Sanskrit grammar says: "One word properly known and properly used is enough for all achievements on earth and in heaven."  Each of the Vedic expressions are said to cover the total range of reality, from the continuously changing events to the absolute, transcendental state of pure consciousness. In case of dhyana the term bhavatita dhyana – transcendental meditation - has been introduced to emphasize this long forgotten aspect. The renewed understanding of dhyana has been presented by Pundit Parameshwar Iyer at the 3rd World Sanskrit Conference hold in Paris,1977. He looked into the original Sanskrit texts of the Vedic literature but also into the expositions of modern Vedic experts and concluded that the restoration of dhyana has been achieved in the 1950s by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi through his system of Transcendental Meditation. Scientific research found in the 1970s that the experience during Transcendental Meditation corresponds to a distinct style of brain activity and wide range of physiological changes which indicate reduces anxiety, depression and stress-related disorders, improves cardiovascular health and stimulates growth of creativity and intelligence in daily life. With verses of homage to the Sanskrit language ended the Pundit Parameshwar Iyer (World Sanskrit Conference; 1977).

Quantum Vacuun and Vedanta ➚
Conceptual unification of seemingly disconnected phenomena through the instruments of mathematics (laws of number) is a typical trait of modern science. I. Newtons theory of gravity which unifies the behavior of terrestrial and stellar masses marks the starting point of thie development. At the beginning of the 20th century A. Einstein made the conceptual shift from absolute space and time to the space-time world of events, and M. Planck discovered the unit of action which unifies particle and wave behavior via the notion of Quantum. These developments could not be achieved entirely by science itself, but needed the support and confirmation of the ancient traditions of knowledge. H.-P. Dürr in the book “Physics and Transcendence”(1988) collected those texts of the pioneers of relativity and quantum mechanics, which illustrate this influence. In the second half of the 20th century the impact of the ancient traditions of knowledge became even stronger through the spreading of yoga and meditation, boosting the development of Quantum field theory which unifies Einstein Relativity with Quantum Mechanics. Important results are: (1) every system has at its basis a vacuum state of least excitation, state of pure potentiality,  (2) achieving realistic steps towards a unified field of all the force of nature (Supergravity), (3) formulation of a mechanism responsible for the existence of mass ("God particle", Higgs mechanism). A simple way to connect the modern unification schema with ancient knowledge is by considering mass (or related concepts) as an additional dimension. In the Space-Mass-Time scenario, space-time has no mass but is qualified by any mass. It also allows virtual particles.  By using insights from ancient knowledge the reality of Space-Mass-Time can be identified with consciousness, as it is done by V. Malavalli (1988).

Local Cultural Values vs Universal Cultural Value ➚
Scientific research conducted in Peru on the effects of Transcendental Meditation practiced by indigenous school students provides deeper insights in the mechanics how cultural integrity is promoted. Introducing the universal aspect of culture - transcendental consciousness into the educational system requires insights which modern science does not provide but are available in the most ancient tradition of knowledge dealing with consciousness directly – the Veda. The study done in Peru is one of the largest studies ever conducted on the effect of Transcendental Meditation on student health and school performance, and also one of the first in Latin America. Many of the 520 students included in the study were indigenous Aymara and Quechua students. Primary and secondary students at four schools were asked to rate their experience of meditation and its relation to four factors: physical health; cognitive health; emotional health; and school performance. Two-thirds of students "agreed" or "definitely agreed" they had benefited from practice of Transcendental Meditation in each area of health and school performance, and regularity of meditation practice was a predicator of higher scores on each variable. These findings suggest the important role of the addition of Transcendental Meditation to school curricula in every country. The citation for this study is: Fergusson, L., Ortiz Cabrejos, J., & Bonshek, A. (2021). Meditation practice by primary and secondary students in Perú: A confirmatory study of health and school performance. Revista Innova Educacíon, 4(1), 21-38.

Jenseits des Universums der Physik - Wiederentdeckung der Einsichten aus alter Zeit
Die Wissenschaft des 20. Jahrhunderts führte zwar zu beeindruckenden technologischen Fortschritten  wie z. B. den Sprung in den Weltraum. Nicht vewirklicht konnte dadurch jedoch,  daß  alle Menschen auf der Erde glücklich sind. Besondere Bedeutung bei der Kultivierung des Subjektes  hat die Erschließung des in Indien überlieferten Vedischen Wissensschatzes. Dessen Annäherung an die Wirklichkeit schließt immer beide Blickwinkel ein, den Subjekt-bezogenen und den Objekt-bezogenen. Soll Wissenschaft ihre Aufgaben zum Schutz des Lebens erfüllen und zur Sicherung des dynamischen Gleichgewichtes im Leben beitragen, bedarf sie selbst der Weiterentwicklung in Richtung Ganzheitlichkeit. Diese Entwicklung bringt die moderne Wissenschaft immer mehr in Übereinstimmung mit der Vedischen Wissenschaft. Die Vedischen Wissenschaftler (Seher-Wissenschaftler) beantworten sowohl die Fragen zum Entstehen und der Entwicklung des Universums als auch zur Rolle des Subjektes in der Schöpfung. Schon jetzt kann gesagt werden, dass die Anwendungen der Vedischen Vorgehensweisen „zu Ergebnissen jenseits des Universums der Physik und zu tiefer liegenden Schichten der Realität führen“ (Acharya  Verlag). Ausführlich dargestellt wird  das in dem Buch des Acharya Verlags „Vor dem Beginn und nach dem Ende“ von Rishi Kumar Mishra (1999) 

Das Vedische Erbe - Nachdenken über systematisch verdeckt gehaltene Wahrheiten 
Der Autor  Prodosh Aich, 1933 in Kalkutta geboren, ist Universitätslehrer und Publizist. Er lehrte Soziologie an den Universitäten Köln, Rajasthan und Oldenburg. Das Vedische Erbe ist als Band 13 der Edition !_scheuklappenfrei_! im Endemann Verlag, Mülheim an der Ruhr, erschienen. Der Übersetzer Joachim Endemann schreibt in seiner Vorbemerkung: 
Es ist an der Zeit, kritische Fragen zu stellen. Wem? Den Intellektuellen des „Westens“ und seiner „Wissenschaft“. Diese Fragen müssen deshalb gestellt werden, da die im weitesten Sinne als Gesellschaftswissenschaften zu bezeichnenden „westlichen Wissenschaften“ wie Soziologie, Politik, Sprachwissenschaft, Geschichtsschreibung und Archäologie nicht dem tatsächlichen Prosperieren der Gesellschaft als Ganzes zu dienen: Im vorliegenden Buch wird deshalb von einigen notwendig zu wissenden Fakten berichtet, die erst ein gewisses Verständnis für die Geschichte und offenbar sehr alte Kultur der Menschen in Bharatavarsa (Indien) zu gewinnen erlauben.
Prodosh Aich beginnt sen Buch mit den provozierenden Worten: Das Vedische Erbe ist die Geschichte der Menschen in Bharatavarsa. Dieses Erbe ist für das Menschengeschlecht von Bedeutung. Die meisten Menschen auf der Erde wissen wenig über das Vedische Erbe. Das beruht nicht auf eigener Nachlässigkeit. Sie werden systematisch unwissend gehalten. Die wissbegierigen Köpfe werden vom industriell funktionierenden Macht-Medien-Manipulations-Komplex mit falschen, unwahren und vorgetäuschten Informationen gefüttert.
Der Verlag schreibt. Wegen der allgemeinen Bedeutung des Inhalts des Vedischen Erbes kann diese Schrift im Print-Format zum Selbstkostenpreis erworben werden. Als eBook (PDF-Format) ist sie kostenfrei. Quelle: Prodosh Aich, Das Vedische Erbe — Nachdenken über systematisch verdeckt gehaltene WAHRHEITEN, EndemannVerlag, September 2019, 138 Seiten. Copyright für die Übertragung aus dem Englischen hat Joachim Endemann.

Superradiant Phase Transition induced by Meditation 

The action of the spontaneous ultraviolet radiation from growing cells on the growth of other cells at a distant was first studied by A. G.  Gurwitsch in the early 20th century. With the  easy availability of single photon  counting devices  since the 1970s it was found that all organisms spontaneously emit low intensity light within the spectral region from infrared to ultraviolet. The  numbers of emittet photons range from a few up to some hundred photons-per-second per square-centimeter area. As a rule, injured or  stressed cells emit significantly more photons as compared to healthy cells. This was found to be true for all kind of cells and organisms. Photon emission is a general phenomenon of live and indicative of  maintaing coherence and the removal of entropy. All the experimental results taken together led B. Zeiger(1998) to propose for all biological matter a super-fluid ground state responsible for intra- and intercellular regulation and the collective coherent behavior of cells. In this model, different phases of orderliness are separated by energy gaps. A large energy gap signifies quantum coherent behavior and narrow energy gaps relate to a disorderly, unhealthy and stressed situation. This indicates the possible role of photons as an interface to the non-physical realms of mind  and consciousness. Part of the scientific literature focuses on the role of photon emission in meditation. The effect of meditation can be understood as a superradiant phase transition (G. Preparata 1995, Ch. Enz 1997, B. Zeiger, 1998) because of the  augmented coherence properties. The experimental results confirme, that meditators have significantly lower photon emission for each anatomic location indicating higher orderliness  compared to the non meditation group. The team doing the experimental research was led by R. van Wijk, Utrecht University.2005.

The Light of Paramatman is the life giving and life maintaining light of transcendental (param) pure self-referral consciousness – Atman – accessible to everyone through meditation. Modern education largely neglects the natural human ability to meditate. But when enlivened through practice, naturally a state of consciousness develops which automatically maintains Self referral in all situations. This all embracing, cosmic state of consciousness is on one side the highest ideal of objective science and technology, on the other side it is the beginning of a truly enlightened era by virtue of the light of creative intelligence becoming enlivened in the material world. The term „Light“ in this context is not to be understood as an illustrative description but as a characteristic trait of the emerging reality through the direct contact with the intelligence which creates and maintains the whole universe (God, Deva, Devi). “The Light contains all the Divine qualities: Love, Grace, Power, Bliss, Knowledge" This is the practical discovery of Mother Meera (2021)

Meditation und das Paramatman Licht
Das Licht des Paramatman ist das lebenspendende und lebenserhaltende Licht des transzendentalen (param) reinen Bewusstseins – Atman – wie es durch Mediation jedem Menschen zugänglich ist. Meditation ist eine bisher vernachlässigte natürliche Fähigkeit des Menschen. Durch regelmäßiges Ausüben wird diese Fähigkeit kultiviert und es entwickelt sich allumfassendes Bewusstsein: Das ist einerseits das Ideal die objektive Wissenschaft und Technologie, andererseits ist kosmisches Bewusstsein die Grundlage einer neuen lichtvollen Zeit, weil es den Zugang zur kreativen Intelligenz der gesamten Natur ermöglicht. Die Bezeichnung "Licht" ist dabei keine bildliche Umschreibung, sondern ein reales Merkmal der Verfeinerung des Bewusstseins durch den Kontakt zu höchsten Intelligenz, auf der die ganze Schöpfung beruht (Gott, Deva, Devi), Meditation und das Licht des Paramatman sind deshalb zentrale Themen unserer Zeit. „Das Licht enthält alle göttlichen Qualitäten: Liebe, Gnade, Kraft, Glückseligkeit, Wissen.“, das ist die praktische Erkenntnis von Mutter Meera (2021)

Aranyaka – the stirring quality of consciousness 
The word ARANYAK literally depicts the stirring or churning – ARANI – taking place between the extremes of expansion, A, and contraction, K, present in consciousness as one wholeness - AK -. The small group of Vedic texts called Aranyakas illustrates this transforming whirlpool between extremes by placing it in a living context. A close investigation done as part of a dissertation research project revealed, that "Ṛgvedic Āraṇyakas illustrate the variety of forms in which orality occurs, including the recitation or repetition of invocations and hymns; opinions, sayings and teachings that proliferate within a body of common lore; revelations spoken by archetypal Vedic ṛṣis, conservative Brahmanical processes elaborated by the accompanying depictions of the power of language to injure or protect by warding against harm or transferring it to one’s enemy,(all this) being caught, as if by accident, in the Āraṇyakas’ undiscerning net." The conditions and the degree to which the Aranyakas contribute to the development of language and of the person as a whole are discussed in the dissertation "Becoming Sanskrit: A Study of Language and Person in the Ṛgvedic Āraṇyakas" submitted to the University of Sydney (Australia) by Stephanie Majcher (2015)

Rezension: One Unbounded Ocean of Consciousness (T. Nader, 2021)
T. Nader, der Autor des rezensierten Buches, ist seit 2008 der offizielle Repräsentant der Lehre der Transzendentalen Meditation. Diese aus der vedischen Kultur stammende Meditationstechnik wurde von Maharishi Mahesh Yogi ab 1957 zunächst in Indien und dann seit 1959 weltweit gelehrt. In den 1960er Jahren erschien sein Lehrbuch zur Theorie und Praxis der Transzendentalen Meditation: "The Science of Being and the Art of Living "( "Die Wissenschaft vom Sein und die Kunst des Lebens"). Wie unterscheidet sich davon das 2021 erschienene Buch von T. Nader über Transzendentale Meditation? Was ist der wissenschaftliche Beitrag von T. Nader zur Lehre der Transzendentalen Meditation? Diese Fragen behandelt die Rezension des Buches durch B. Zeiger (August 2021).

Concordance for the Bhagavad Gita - Konkordanz der Bhagavad Gita 
Die Bhagavad Gita beschreibt in 700 Versen wie die Distanz zwischen Absolutem und Relativem, zwischen Gott und Mensch, durch die Praxis von Yoga und das Wissen der Upanishaden überbrückt wird. Die dabei relevanten Begriffe erläutert Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in seinem Kommentar. Dazu teil er die 18 Kapitel der Bhagavad Gita in drei Gruppen zu je sechs Kapitel , wobei den drei Gruppen die Hauptschritte der Bewusstseinsentwicklung zugeordnet werden: 1. Schritt zum kosmischen Bewusstsein, 2. Schritt zum Gottesbewusstsein und 3. Schritt zum Einheitsbewusstsein. Eine große Hilfe bei der Erschließung des Wissensschatzes der Bhagavad Gita sind sogenannte Konkordanzen, die die kommentierten Leitbegriffe auflisten, mit Angabe der entsprechen Verse bzw. Seiten. Bei elektronischen Büchern ersetzt die in den Lesegeräten integrierte Suchfunktion solche Konkordanzen. Anders im Fall von gedruckten Werken wo sie auf zeitaufwendige Weise zusammengestellt werden müssen. Eine Konkordanz zur 1969 erschienen Taschenbuchausgabe von  Maharishi Mahesh Yogis Neuübersetzung der ersten sechs Kapiteln der Bhagavad Gita ➚  wird hier zugänglich gemacht. Zur Erleichterung der Nutzung  der Konkordanz werden die Leitbegriffe aus dem Kommentar alphabetisch in Gruppen zusammengefasst.  A –  B ➚ , C - D ➚, E - F - G ➚, H - I - J -K - L ➚, M – N ➚ , O - P - Q - R  ➚,   ➚, T - U - V - W - Y ➚. Eine eigene Datei bilden die Analogien ➚. Die hier vorgestellte Konkordanz  der Bhagavad Gita gemäß dem Kommentar von Maharishi Mahesh Yogi stammt von Charles Donahue und Donna Seibert (1971).

Minimal Phenomenal Experience (MPE) ➚
Der Open Access Artikel  des Philosophen Thomas Metzinger aus der Fachzeitschrift Philosophy and the Mind Sciences, Vol. 1 No. I (2020) beschreibt nicht nur das internationale MPE Projekt der Philosophischen Fakultät der Universität Mainz, sondern ist auch richtungsweisend für die moderne Veda Forschung, denn es zielt auf eine systematische Analyse der Erfahrung reinen Bewusstseins (vor allem in der Meditation). Dieses ganz selbst-bezogene Bewusstsein, ist sowohl in der westlichen als auch östlichen Philosophie die absolute Grundlage von Gesamt-Wissen (auf Sanskrit: Veda). Erstmals in seiner Forschung bezieht sich Th. Metzinger dabei sowohl auf traditionelle als auch moderne vedische Studien, was auch die vedische Einordnung der MPE-Forschung rechtfertigt. Mithilfe eines - auf der Grundlage von Meditationsmethoden der buddhistische Tradition entwickelten - Fragebogens konnten im Rahmen einer ersten umfangreichen MPE-Studie an ca. 1400 Meditierenden durch eine Faktorenanalyse, 12 für reines Bewusstsein charakteristische qualitative Merkmale identifiziert werden. Diese Studie ist in der Online Fachzeitschrift PLOS ONE allgemein zugänglich: The Minimal Phenomenal Experience questionnaire (MPE-92M): Towards a phenomenological profile of “pure awareness” experiences in meditators von Alex Gamma und Thomas Metzinger (14. Juli 2021)

Veda Land 
 Theme  Park: Legacy of Doug Henning ➚
Doug Henning
 (1947 – 2000), entertainment magician and illusionist from North America, by virtue of his thorough academic training came out in the 1990s with planes to create Theme Parks which go beyond mere entertainment but rather educate everyone on the possibilities inherent in complete knowledge (Veda). The inspiration for such Veda Lands Doug Henning derived from his personal experience with advanced Yoga practices like Yogic Flying and from his studies at Maharishi Vedic University where he received his PhD.  Between 1985 and 1993 two practitioners of Yogic Flying from the same university discussed  in a German expert magazine called Magische Welt (Magical World) the technical and scientific aspects for applying advance technologies in the entertainment sector to achieve an awareness-raising educational effect. All the articles together with the discussions they inspired have been reprinted in the book: "Zauberhafte Illusionen - Beiträge aus der Magischen Welt"➚ edited by Jan Müller (2021).

Vedische Bauweise erhöht die EEG-Kohärenz und Gehirnleistung ➚
Ein im International Journal of Psychological Studies erschienener Aufsatz weist nach, dass die Gehirnwellen-Kohärenz im Beta und Gamma Frequenzbereich sowie die Schnelligkeit mit der Aufgaben gelöst werden können am größten ist, wenn die Aktivität nach Osten oder Norden ausgerichtet erfolgt. Gemäß der Vedischen Architektur sollten Gebäude exakt in die Haupt-Himmelsrichtungen orientiert sein, wobei die jeweilige Richtung die optimale Zimmer-Nutzung festlegt. Die erhöhte EEG-Kohärenz und verbesserte Gehirnleistung lassen vermutet, dass die Vedische Bauweise die optimal Funktionsweise des Gehirnes unterstützt. Zu diesem Ergebnis kommt die Kooperation der Hirnforscher F. Travis, N. Parim, P. Hodak und J. Leete mit dem Architekten J. Lipman (2021)

The intimate relationship between name and form which is characteristic to the Veda and its Sanskrit literature lead T. Nader in the 1990s to describe in detail the correspondence been Vedic names (sounds) and the structures and functions of the human body. To test and practically utilize this correspondence a Vedic Vibration Therapy has been developed based on the following procedure: An expert in Meditation whispers within himself/ herself the specific Vedic sounds as related to the health concerns indicated by the patient, and then administers the vibrations by blowing on and/or touching the affected area of the body. The therapy may be understood in terms of the quantum mechanical wave nature of matter and by the theory of phase transitions which allows  for sudden shifts from disorderly to orderl functioning, mediated by long range field effects. "Biophysical" would be a fitting modern connotation of the therapy. Three scientific studies confirm the instant relief from different kinds of chronic pain conditions through Vedic Vibration Therapy: T. Nader et al. (2001)S. Nidich et al. (2001) and D. Sharf (1999 ,2001,2004)

Vedic Studies
Vedic Studies(Vergrößern per Klick)
Bewusstsein-bezogene Vedische Studien 

Veda ist die Struktur reinen Wissens. Das ist die Quintessenz zweier Vorträge aus dem Tagungsband der internationalen Konferenz über "Science, Consciousness, and Aging"(19.-20. Januar, 1980). In den beiden Vorträgen präsentiert Maharishi Mahesh Yogi auf allgemein verständliche Weise seine in den 1970er Jahren formulierten Grundbegriffe, Argumente und Vorgehensweisen, die jedem einen unmittelbaren Zugang zum Veda ermöglichen. Ausgangspunkt der während der Tagung zur Diskussion gestellten Vedischen Studien ist die elementare Tatsache, dass Wissen subjektiv gesehen immer eine bestimmte Ausdrucksform von Bewusstseins ist. Die jeweilige Struktur des Wissens hängt dabei vom Zustand des Bewusstseins ab, in welchem sich das Wissen bildet. Theoretisch und empirisch ist selbst-bezogenes Bewusstsein der einfachste Zustand von Bewusstsein. In diesem Zustand "reinen" Bewusstseins erkennt Bewusstsein nur sich selbst und sonst nichts. Die entsprechende Struktur „reinen Wissen" kann mit dem überlieferten Veda identifiziert werden. Das begründen die beiden Vorträge von Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1980).

Soma - eine Kurzdarstellung auf der Basis des Rig Veda 

Soma ist ein zentraler Begriff des Rig Veda und bezeichnet dort traditionell eine meist als Devata ("Gottheit") eingeordnete natürliche Realität. Die verschiedenen materiellen Fascetten dieser Realität, werden von der vorliegenden Arbeit in den Worten der bisher zugänglichen Übersetzungen des Rig Veda beschrieben, insbesondere der von Karl Friedrich Geldner. Das Schwergewicht liegt dabei auf der Verfügbarkeit und Charakterisierung der Rohprodukte, ihre Verarbeitung sowie den Eigenschaften und Wirkungen der reinen Substanz. Wegen der hochkomplexen Natur von Soma und der immer noch in den Anfängen steckenden Forschung auf diesem Gebiet  "bedarf es deshalb einer intensiven Zusammenarbeit von Vertretern verschiedener Fachbereiche ( Indologie, Botanik, Pharmakologie, Ethnologie, Linguistik, Archäologie, Religions-wissenschaft etc.)"  Zu diesem Ergebnis kommt der Verfasser der Seminar-Arbeit Merlin Kräker (30. 4. 2014)

This article by Richard Prosser has been published and commented on by Geoff Haselhurst from Perth, Australia, at his website on Truth and Reality. Higher states of consciousness as described in the Vedas explain and solve many of the problems of modern physics, philosophy and metaphysics by connecting the many things (Matter) back to one thing, Space, existing as an Infinite Eternal Wave Medium. According to Geoff Haselhurs it is the nature of space which is described in the article by Richard Prosser (1998)  

K. Mylius: Sanskritistik und Vedaforschung an der Schwelle zum 3. Jahrtausend ➚
Die Kulturtragende Rolle der Sanskrit- und Veda-Forschung zieht sich als roter Faden durch das Lebenswerk von Prof. Klaus Mylius. Bereits in den Vorbemerkungen zu seinem viel benutzten, 1975 erstmals erschienen Sanskrit Wörterbuch weist er darauf hin, dass sein Werk nicht nur wissenschaftlichen Erfordernissen entsprechen soll, sondern auch die kulturellen Traditionen und weltgeschichtliche Bedeutung Indiens näher bringen will. 2020 in einem Interview anlässlich seines 90. Geburtstags, betont er erneut die Unverzichtbarkeit des Sanskrit für die Kultur Indiens. Die kulturelle Relevanz und Lebensnähe der von Prof. Mylius behandelten Themen zeigt sich u. a. auch darin, dass der vorliegende 1998 erstmals an der Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften gehaltene Vortrag 2011 in einem Sammelband mit Aufsätzen und Rezensionen von K. Mylius zur Indologie vom Harrassowitz Verlag, Wiesbaden, wieder zugänglich gemacht wurde.  Durch das Entgegenkommen des Harrassowitz Verlags sowie des Trafo-Verlags, der die Sitzungsberichte der Sozietät veröffentlicht, ist es hier möglich den Aufsatz erneut ins allgemeine Bewusstsein zu rücken. Besonderer Dank gilt dafür auch Prof. Dr. Dr. Mylius (27. 2. 2021)
Eine Indienreise mit dem Hauptziel die eigene Meditations-Erfahrung zu vertiefen war Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts eine Seltenheit. Das Indientagebuch von Wilhelm Hübbe-Sehleiden ist deshalb nicht nur von historischem Interesse sondern ein außergewöhnliches und zeitloses  wissenschaftliches Dokument.  Es kam 1992 als Teil des Nachlassen von W. Hübbe-Schleiden aus Privatbesitz zur Göttinger Universitätsbibliothek. Weil er den geisteswissenschaftlichen Wert des Tagebuches erkannte wurde es von Norbert Klatt durch detaillierte bibliographische Anmerkungen ergänzt und der Öffentlichkeit zugänglich gemacht. Die Gründe für das zunehmende wissenschaftliche Interesse an der Vedischen Kultur im 20. Jahrhundert stehen im Mittelpunkt der Einleitung des Herausgebers und Göttinger Verlegers Dr. Norbert Klatt (12. März 2009)  
Vedische Technologie des Einheitlichen Feldes
In den Einheitlichen Feldtheorien der Physik ist die mathematische Beschreibung der Selbstwechselwirkung sowohl das vereinheitlichende Prinzip als auch der Quantifizierungsvorgang, durch den die Verhaltensvielfalt aus dem Einheitlichen Feld hervorgeht. Da sich der Veda traditionell als Klangdarstellung der Selbstwechselwirkung des Bewusstseins versteht, ist auch die organisierende Kraft des Veda Ausdruck dieser selbstbezogenen Dynamik. In Anlehnung an die Erkenntnisse der Physik bezeichnet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi die praktische Nutzung des Selbstbezugs als "Technologie des Einheitlichen Feldes". Die theoretische Physik bestätigt somit das Selbst bezogene Verständnis des Veda und umgekehrt. Selbstbezug, als Kopplung der Materie an das von ihr selbst erzeugte Feld, ist auch die Grundlage der Forschungen von Klaus Volkamer (1984 bis 2021).