The Vedic Religion: Introductory

HH the 68th Jagadguru of Kanchi

The Vedas are not to be read from the written text. They have to be mem­orized by constant listening and repeated chanting. The learner then becomes a teacher himself and in this manner the process goes on from generation to generation. Maintain­ing such a tradition of learning and teaching is a whole-time occupation. Neither the teacher nor the taught may take up any other work.

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