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Audio Video DVD collection of Synopsis of Vedas in Hindi and English

NGO Routes2Roots (R2R), in collaboration with IFFCO Foundation, has come up with an audio-video collection in DVD, titled Vedas in Hindi and English. The collection aims to introduce basic teachings found in Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda to young generation. The collection has both audio and video and includes booklets and subtitles. Sanskrit scholars have lented voice to the Vedic mantras in an authentic manner. Asian Age reports Talking about the need to produce Vedas in a popular format and if it was solely to do with the value-degradation among youth today, Tina Vachani of R2R, says, “It is not only targeting the youth of today but to the majority who would like to connect with their traditional culture. Today, Sanskrit is not a common man’s language which makes it tough to understand the Vedas. By translating it into Hindi and English we can understand the age-old wisdom of the sages and how it is applicable in our day to day life. Not the least it will connect

Manu Smriti Quotes - Teachings from Manusmriti

A collection of Quotes and teachings from Manusmriti. Desire is never extinguished by the enjoyment of desired objects; it only grows stronger like fire fed with clarified butter. The houses in which female relations are not being duly honored perish completely as if destroyed by magic. Unrighteousness practiced in this world does not at once produce its fruit but advancing slowly, it cuts off the roots of him who committed it. Unless one be asked, one must not explain anything to anybody, nor must one answer a person who asks improperly; let a wise man, though he knows the answer behave among men like an idiot. Ahimsa, truth, non-stealing, purity, and control over senses—these, Manu says, are the common dharmas for the four varnas, in brief. He who kills the non-violent (innocent) beings for his enjoyment, cannot attain happiness and progress in life or in death. One who does not wish to trouble beings by fettering or killing them, who wishes everyone well, achieves lasting happine