we trace the history and evolution of the practice of our religion,
we can see that the faith has been well preserved for many generations.
However, the religion was not practiced as it was written in our
texts. So, we should also consider the darker side of our cultural
practice which should be eliminated. In the past one thousand years,
with alien rule and slavery, lots of secrecy were practiced in the
study of this treasure of our knowledge.
religious practice confined itself to recitation and repetition
of vedic samhitas, and rituals as given in the main Karma and Upasana
part of Veda, as explained in Poorva Mimamsa, sometimes memorized
and often recited without understanding the meanings or following
the principles of teachings. Sometimes, the teachings and their
meanings were modified to suit one's convenience.
treasures became personal possessions of a selected few educated
groups who did not pass on this to others, even in their own community
or group. Most people blindly followed the faith and its rituals
without understanding it. Large parts of all the Vedic writings,
almost 90 percent, were thus lost for ever and no study or research
was done on these subjects until the great Acharyas came to revive
During the last 300 years, many Western scholars, who came to India,
studied all these available texts of the four Vedas and took all
the treasures of knowledge with them to benefit their thinking.
It has altered considerable amount of Western logic, thinking and
of these scholars were Christian missionaries, who were often punished
for blasphemy when they supported the theories of scientific evolution
of life or the theory that the world is a globe that revolved around
the sun. They distorted the history to suit the biblical teachings
of creation and they had to give their own interpretations acceptable
to their society. So, they often said that Hinduism was started
3500 years back by Western invaders from their Biblical land. In
spite of this, the works done by these European scholars are really