Where did the human race came from and what is the account of it’s remote past?
Disregarding the established academia, modern scholars and Vedic practitioners believe that the theory that we have been taught in regards to the history of humanity on this planet radically differs from reality.
Vedas as alternative source.
We live in the times where the official academia version on the origin of humanity no longer satisfies the intelligence of many. Even though, up until now, mainstream science has effectively banished the Vedic concepts, have we received a consistent theory to cling to in its place? What happens when the evidence pops up that completely contradicts the official vision?
Vedic knowledge explains universal concepts and gives guidance to that spiritual process that lets each person go into their own heart and have a firsthand experience of the Divine Intelligence. Even though coming from a particular geographical location this knowledge can be applied to any person in any country at any time and circumstance. It gives “the direct perception of oneself by realization, it is everlasting and joyfully performed.” (Bhagavad-Gita). To the extent one is successful in reestablishing an inner self-identity, the connection to the outer world becomes more balanced.
Vedas describe themselves as “apurusheya” or not of human origin, or “given to humanity”. They offer the most detailed account of the structure and purpose of the material creation and even to this day serve as the best manual for understanding metaphysical and getting the most efficiency within its laws. This one body of knowledge was later divided into branches and sub-branches and constitute content of contemporary academic science.
The history of humanity can be seen as a constant strive to rediscover Paradise Lost, to “break onto the other side”: into the light of eternal knowledge. Those who have experienced revelations of understanding the Vedas compare it to a torchlight that dissipates darkness of ignorance, but does so from within.
Most suffering of this world is born out of forgetfulness of the true nature of things: the living entity is designed to be eternally happy, but by coming down and connecting with inferior world of illusion it becomes fascinated by shadows.
Unlike time in both Judeo-Christian religious tradition and the current view of modern science, Vedic time is cyclic. What goes around comes around: the Universe passes through repetitive cycles of creation and destruction. In a similar way the Vedic knowledge was going through phases of rediscovery and loss again and again, as in the process of uncovering the treasures we learn to dwell more on their value.