SHABDA aims for an intellectual revival of the Vedic tradition which has been largely forgotten, misunderstood, or maligned by various piecemeal and ignorant interpretations that equate it to mythologies. The Vedic tradition is evergreen and better than any other system of thinking created in the past or the present. But the intellectual revival of the Vedic tradition cannot occur unless we show that the system is eternally true, relevant at the present, and better than alternatives. All debates about historicity—i.e., who wrote what at which time and place—are irrelevant if the Vedic system is true, relevant, and better. We can stop seeing the Vedic system as mere poetry, history, literature, or belief and see it as a science.

Explain the Religious Origins of Modern Thinking
  • Modern thinking is rooted in the Christian dogma of nature’s depersonalization
  • Christianity created this dogma to replace pagan religions that personalized nature
  • Materialism, mathematization, and mechanism emerged from Christian dogmas
  • Enlightement extended the radical individualism of Reformation to all of reality
  • The Christian idea of contract law was extended to create social and natural laws
  • Greek ideas of Axiomatization and Logicization were coopted during Englightenment
Establish the Pervasive Failure of Modern Thinking
  • Prevalence of inconsistency vs. incompleteness pattern in all modern subjects
  • Incompleteness appears as a shortfall in prediction and explanation in all theories
  • Inconsistency appears as contradictory models of different aspects of same phenomena
  • Attempts to increase consistency produce less completeness and theories narrow
  • Attempts to increase completeness produce less consistency and theories diverge
  • Failure due to binary logic, objectivity, quantification, and instrumentation
Establish an Alternative Religious Foundation of Science
  • The personalization of nature is an alternative foundation of science
  • The ontology of objects is replaced by the ontology of persons in this science
  • Six-aspect personhood of will, intention, emotion, cognition, conation, and relation
  • Aspected, Hierarchical, Non-Reducible, Inseparable, Qualitative, and Moral reality
  • Axiomatic Logic replaced by the rationality of Self-Discovery and Self-Correction
  • An alternative religious doctrine creates an alternative model of science
Establish the Pervasive Relevance of Vedic Philosophy
  • The ideology of personhood resolves all problems of modern scientific thinking
  • It leads us to conceive all reality personally rather than via depersonalization
  • Use of Bhedābheda principle and qualities is necessary and sufficient for science
  • Its pervasive usefulness proves that the principle is consistent and complete
  • All departments and subjects can be united by a common principle and ideology
  • Progress in understanding any subject aids progress in all other subjects
Assist the Understanding of Vedic Philosophy
  • The meaning of the Bhedābheda principle or distinctness with inseparability
  • How Bhedābheda originates in the six complementary aspects of personhood
  • Each aspect is distinct as nouns and inseparable from others as adjectives and verbs
  • Bhedābheda, qualities, and non-binary modal reasoning are logically equivalent
  • Qualities produce hierarchies of parts within the whole creating a hierarchical space
  • Alternating complementary aspects leads to cyclical models of change
Explain the Emergence of Alternative Ideas
  • Nothingness is the deep sleep stage of a person that neglects all the six aspects
  • Self-awareness is the waking stage of a free but undefined individual
  • Oneness is the dreaming state in which others become self-created delusions
  • Individualism is the waking stage of a person controlling others by laws
  • Materialism is the waking stage of a person completely controlled by laws
  • Liberalism is the waking stage of lawless, anarchist, and conflicted persons
Establish the Unity of Vedic Philosophy
  • Everything is a different kind of spirit and a partial aspect of the whole spirit
  • The interaction of whole and part or part and part, is based upon qualities
  • The non-contradiction between the different interpretations of Vedānta
  • The non-contradiction between Vedānta, Sāñkhya, Yoga, Nyāya, Vaiśeṣika, and Mīmāṃsā
  • The non-contradiction between Shaivism, Shaktism, and Vaishnavism
  • The non-contradiction between Darśana, Upaniśad, Purāṇa, Tantra, Itihāsa, Saṃhitā
Present the Complete Truth, Right, and Good
  • Falsity is created when a part of the whole truth rejects some of the other parts
  • Falsity leads to unrighteous action, which then leads to a person’s suffering
  • Falsity, unrighteousness, and suffering are caused by a choice to reject some parts
  • Progressive acceptance of other parts increases the truth, right, and good
  • Awareness of the whole reality makes each part of reality true, right, and good
  • The whole truth is the self-aware and perfect truth, right, and good