Swami Vivekananda – is the most revered modern Indian for his intellectuality who stunned the audience in the world congress of parliament of religions in Chicago in the year 1893 by simply commencing his speech with “Dear Sisters & Brothers” instead of the usual ladies & gentlemen while starting the address. This simple act said everything the Veda stands for through that first sentence. Vivekananda visualized Veda as bifurcated into two main parts –viz- Spiritualism & Ritualism.
Adopting the spiritualism of Veda but dropping the ritualism out of it, as he found it to be of no importance – Gauthama Siddartha fathered Buddhism.
The greatest treatise on the core tenets of Veda – the essence of everything that is needed for spiritualism – is epitomized and enunciated in “Bhagavath Geetha by Sri Krishna” – which for Hindus – is the equivalent of – Bible for Christians & Koran for Muslims.
Sri Krishna defined the Human – essentially as the “Aathman” (Soul or Spirit) – a micro fragment of “Paramaathman” (God) who is eternal and indestructible – omnipotent, omnipresent & omniscient.