The most ancient scriptures ever found on this earth, the Vedas, have a lot to tell about the qualities a person should have to lead a healthy and prosperous life. It is a sacred and religious compilation of teachings and practices, which imparts positive values and attributes in a person.
It is a very well known fact that the entire composition of the Vedas is in form of songs and rhymes. Although surprising, yet, this is a fact that the entire Vedas constitutes of more than 20500 mantras or sacred rhymes. All these mantras deal extensively with various subjects and aspects of life. These mantras give relevant knowledge regarding the social and communal welfare, education, health, governance, society, warfare, and armistice and disclose various facts, which are having invaluable importance for the life of every person and the community he or she dwells.
According to our common knowledge and feeling, vibration is just a tremor or shakes on the plane or surface we are walking or relying upon. Vedas speaks about vibrations on a different perspective. Vedas were not confined to any piece of paper or written material. The Vedic knowledge got propagated and circulated in the society and through generations by “srutis”. Srutis is the method of remembering the facts by hearing and reciting the same. Hence, we can hear the sound and when we recite, we produce sound. In both cases, we are receiving and transmitting sound or vibrations. This is a singular perspective of analyzing vibration to be a source of knowledge. Vedas credit the creation of this universe to the stream of energy and vibration of different frequencies manifested from a pure state. Here is where they relate vibration with Brahman.
According to Vedas, Brahman is a state of calmness and stillness. This makes a Brahman free from the effect of any vibration nor being the source of any unwanted vibration. Vedas also believes that everything around us and in the distant spaces is due to results of vibration. Meditation is the only method to trace these vibrations and attain knowledge. Hence, as meditation requires subtleness, silence, and calmness, it is very necessary for a Brahman to be free from the effects of other vibration to trace sense and analyse new vibration from the Universe.
The goal of the Vedas is to make a person realise the state of Brahman. Vibration has the potential to create, preserve and destroy identities and the world on whole. Different individuals present on this earth liberate different types of vibration and the type of vibration your life energy generates, a similar type of response you get in your life. For this reason, a major part of the Vedas is in form of Mantras. Each mantra is having a specific pattern of recitation, following specific chromatic scales, intonations, and frequencies of utterance and pronunciation. The combination of correctly pitched and properly pronounced mantras liberates positive vibration, which rewards the chanter with desired returns from life.
As the Vedas deals in various subjects and is related to teaching and preaching associated with numerous segment of human life, mantras are also connected with “Yagna” and “Homa”. These are rituals, which are to be conducted with the loud recitation of mantras to get the desired results. Yagna and Homa are few of the methods of worship mentioned in Vedas as it discloses many more methods of adoration and devotion.
Vedas give details about almost everything concerned with the well-being of a person and society. The Vedas prescribe that selfless service to the community is the path to cleanse the mind of negative vibration and reach the Brahman stage in a disciplined path. The Vedic rituals and mantras are focused on imparting maturity to mind and boost the pace of an individual to attain the stage of Brahman. The supreme purpose of the Vedas is to make us realize by our own experience, that all is Brahman and thus leads us to a state of supreme intelligence.