Vedic living – Not for the cowards
The vedic way of life is not for the timid and the meek and those obsessed with slave or herd mentality. It is for the lions who rather prefer to follow the right path bound by none, not even their own egos.
If there is one single messagewhich predominates the vedic literature it is purusharth.
Now compare itwith many other fancy philosophies where sitting idle and chanting a Ram Ram or Allah Allah, or having a bath at kashi or visiting Mecca alone guarantees a reservation for you in the heaven.
Second, while many philosophies view logic as an obstacle to Bhakti/devotion/spiritualim, vedic philosophy views it as a necessary tool. It further implies that without proper knowledge you cannot rise up spiritually. And gaining this knowledge is a challenging task. You need to go through the vedic literature, understand the message by cross-questioning and analysis, practice dictums of yoga and keep practicing the teachings in life so that shraddha in vedic knowledge gets stronger and stronger.
So for thevast majority of people in the world, the shortcuts offered by cults and supersiitions gives them very convinient escape routes. The ishopanishad aptly says that such people keep going further and further in darkness. its difficult for them to get out of it because they illude themselves to treat darkness as light.
But it remains our supreme duty to awaken this lion within ourselves and other.
Yes its a big task, and thats what motivates a vedic soldier.