The Vedic Tradition is one of the most ancient surviving spiritual and mystical traditions on the planet. It advocates realisation of the divine as the ultimate truth and living a pious and virtuous life in the material world.
The central theme of the vedic philosophy is that God is omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent reality, whereas the individual is only an actor who “struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more”. In order to experience the qualities of the transcendental reality which aresatyam (the truth), shivam (the auspicious) and sundaram (the beautiful), one needs to follow a way of life in which one is able to harmonise the thoughts, the behaviour and the actions.
Meditative contemplation, faith in God, trust in oneself, appreciation of and living in harmony with the environment and nature, experiencing oneness in all interactions are some of the basic foundations of the Vedic Tradition.
Just as different beads of a rosary are linked together by one single thread, similarly all the various traditions of Vedanta and Tantra are linked by Yoga. Yoga is the underlying practical aspect of all spiritual traditions as it leads to enhanced awareness and realisation of personal belief.