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Rk Veda Pratishakhya

Rk Veda Pratishakhya

Rk Veda Pratishakhya is one of the structuring dynamics of Rk Veda. It highlights the quality of ALL-PERVADING WHOLENESS involved in structuring Rk Veda. With reference to consciousness, Rk Veda Pratishakhya comprises the specific sets of laws of Nature that are engaged in promoting the quality of Rishi — the observer, the witnessing quality — within the Samhita level of consciousness, providing a structure to the eternally silent, self-referral, self-sufficient, fully awake state of consciousness, which is intimately personal to everyone. (complete table of qualities)

Rk Veda Pratishakhya is the holistic, transcendental aspect of wholeness itself — totally integrated, with every point in infinity, and infinity in every point. Rk Veda Pratishakhya represents the all-pervading field of consciousness.

Layer I of the cerebral cortex — the plexiform layer — does not send projections outside itself, and it receives projections from all other layers. It is self-referral wholeness, corresponding to Rk Veda Pratishakhya.

Human Physiology: Expression of Veda and the Vedic Literature — Prof. Tony Nader-Ram in Human Physiology: Expression of Veda and the Vedic Literature,
pp. 187
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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
on the importance of
regular practice of the
Transcendental Meditation technique:

Every aspect of the Veda and Vedic Literature is the expression of the totality of Natural Law — Brahm — and all Veda and Vedic Literature taken as a whole is Brahm, and all this Totality is the nature of self-referral consciousness — the Self:

This is the miraculous structure of the Constitution of the Universe: it is fully awake, it is fully available in the simplest state of human awareness — Transcendental Consciousness — self-referral consciousness. The administrator of the universe (total Natural Law) is lively in every grain of creation and is available to everyone within himself.

Maharishi Absolute Theory of Government, pp. 231-232

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Atharva Veda Yajur Veda Sama Veda Atharva Veda Pratishakhya (Chaturadhyayi) Krishna-Yajur-Veda Pratishakhya (Taittiriya) Sama Veda Pratishakhya (Pushpa Sutram) Atharva Veda Pratishakhya Shukl-Yajur-Veda Pratishakhya Rk Veda Pratishakhya Itihas Puran Smriti Brahmana Aranyak Upanishad Vyakaran Kalp Shiksha Jyotish Chhand Nirukt Nyaya Vaisheshik Samkhya Yoga Karma Mimansa Vedant Gandharva Veda Dhanur Veda Sthapatya Veda Harita Samhita Bhel Samhita Kashyap Samhita Charak Samhita Sushrut Samhita Vagbhatt Samhita Bhava-Prakash Samhita Sharngadhar Samhita Madhav Nidan Samhita