Reading the Vedic
Literature in Sanskrit
Practicing the Transcendental
Meditation program


Shiksha is one of the structuring dynamics of Rk Veda. It highlights the quality of EXPRESSION involved in structuring Rk Veda. With reference to consciousness, Shiksha comprises the specific sets of laws of Nature that are engaged in promoting the quality of Rishi — the observer, the witnessing quality — within the Samhita level of consciousness, providing a structure to the eternally silent, self-referral, self-sufficient, fully awake state of consciousness, which is intimately personal to everyone.(complete table of qualities)

In the physiology, Shiksha is represented by the structures which compute and express the internal aspects of the physiology, such as its biochemical constituents, temperature, pressure, etc. (the expressions of the autonomic nervous system).

These expressions are channeled via the autonomic ganglia. These are 36 on each side of the spinal cord, corresponding to the 36 books of  Shiksha.

Human Physiology: Expression of Veda and the Vedic Literature — Prof. Tony Nader-Ram in Human Physiology: Expression of Veda and the Vedic Literature,
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1. Śamāna Śikṣā 
2. Śaunaka Śikṣā 
3. Svaravyañjana Śikṣā 
4. Śaiśirīya Śikṣā 
5. Vāsiṣṭha Śikṣā (Tirupati) 
6. Pāṇinīya Śikṣā 
7. Lakṣmīkānta Śikṣā 
8. Kauhalīya Śikṣā 
9. Śambhu Śikṣā 
10. Pārāśarīya Śikṣā 
11. Varṇaratnapradīpikā Śikṣā 
12. Kātyāyana Śikṣā 
13. Laghumādhyandinīya Śikṣā 
14. Yājñavalkya Śikṣā 
15. Keśavī padyātmikā Śikṣā 
16. Amoghānandinī Śikṣā (Benares) 
17. Kauśikī Śikṣā 
18. Māṇḍavya Śikṣā 
19. Māṇḍūkī Śikṣā 
20. Nāradīyā Śikṣā 
21. Gautamīya Śikṣā 
22. Lomaśīya Śikṣā 
23. Ātreya Śikṣā 
24. Pāri Śikṣā 
25. Vyāsa Śikṣā 
26. Bhāradvāja Śikṣā 
27. Cārāyaṇīya Śikṣā 
28. Kauṇḍinya Śikṣā (Hyderabad) 
29. Kauṇḍinya Śikṣā (Mysore) 
30. Āraṇya Śikṣā 
31. Laugākṣi Śikṣā 
32. Āpiśali Śikṣā 
33. Kālanirṇaya Śikṣā 
34. Siddhānta Śikṣā 
35. Vararuci Śikṣā 
36. Śyāmāyanīya Śikṣā 

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
on the importance of
regular practice of the
Transcendental Meditation technique:

Through Transcendental Meditation the awareness of the individual gains self-referral consciousness; it identifies with  the self-referral state of consciousness, Samhita level of consciousness, the field of pure intelligence — infinite Creative Intelligence — and through the self-referral dynamics of self-referral consciousness, the diversified state of the awareness of the individual realizes the concentrated power of Natural Law in its unified state, and through practice lives Natural Law in daily life.

Maharishi University of Management, p. 183

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Atharva Veda Yajur Veda Sama Veda Atharva Veda Pratishakhya (Chaturadhyayi) Krishna-Yajur-Veda Pratishakhya (Taittiriya) Sama Veda Pratishakhya (Pushpa Sutram) Atharva Veda Pratishakhya Shukl-Yajur-Veda Pratishakhya Rk Veda Pratishakhya Itihas Puran Smriti Brahmana Aranyak Upanishad Vyakaran Kalp Shiksha Jyotish Chhand Nirukt Nyaya Vaisheshik Samkhya Yoga Karma Mimansa Vedant Gandharva Veda Dhanur Veda Sthapatya Veda Harita Samhita Bhel Samhita Kashyap Samhita Charak Samhita Sushrut Samhita Vagbhatt Samhita Bhava-Prakash Samhita Sharngadhar Samhita Madhav Nidan Samhita