The Sanskrit Language Vedas and related Scriptures of so-called ‘Hinduism’ / Sanatana Dharma, ARE religious texts. They, the Scriptures and the Devas that they describe, are all strung-together ‘…like pearls on a Thread…’ as Sri Krishna says in His Bhagavad Gita AS IT IS, and Sri Krishna, the Adi Purusha Himself, is That Thread! Thus the oldest Hymn of the oldest part of the Rig Veda is the Purusha Sukta Hymn, which clearly describes that ALL of the Vedic Devas have been ‘born’ from the Cosmic Body of the Self-Sacrificed Purusha! These Devas are NOT some mundane material late-Greek Astrological, science-fiction or comic-book hero-type planetary regents or UFO aliens or demi-gods! The Purusha Sukta Hymn and earliest related Sanskrit oral traditions and texts are devotional, theological, metaphysical, religious, and philosophical, containing the most profound and devotional Transcendentalism and Moral Theology, Aesthetics, Philosophy, Logic, and even Language, Sociology, Math and Science! The modern-era popular ‘science fiction’ movement to reduce this Primal Revelatory Tradition of Sanatana Dharma to some UFO alien nonsense is just tragic. The Adi Purusha of the Vedas, Sri Krishna-Vishnu, is not just some mundane UFO ‘god’! The Vedic Devas are all variously described as Expansions or Incarnations of His, Who preside over various macro-cosmic and micro-cosmic forces and realms!
Reading the Purusha Sukta, the Bhagavad Gita AS IT IS (without a modern atheistic interpretation) and the related ancient Devotional Scriptures of the World, like the Afro-Heleno-Semitic Scriptures of the ancient Mediterranean Region, and the Pure Land Buddhist Sanskrit SadDharmaPundarika (SAT DHARMA PUNDARIKA), Sri HARI / KRISHNA the ADI PURUSHA is revealed as the Sourse of all Spiritual and Material Worlds, and ALL of the Good Bright Beneficient THEOS or DEVAS, the plural ELOHIMA, are described as Emanations and /or Incarnations of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Adi Purusha, Sri Krishna-Vishnu. This universal Vedic-related Tradition is the primal Transcendental Theological Revelation of all humanity. The ancient Hebrew Jewish Scriptures (‘Old Testament’ of the Bible) called this transcendental knowledge about God YEDA / YADA (VEDA), and the ancient Greeks (and the New Testament Bible Tradition) called this knowledge OIDA (VEDA)! This VEDIC TRADITION is not about some ‘demigod’ alien UFO visitors from some mundane planet in the dead-matter material sky! It is about the Self-Revelation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead!
Recently I saw an Ancient Astronauts / Ancient Aliens TV show, with a video clip from a popular ISKCON ‘science’ writer featured. In this same show Sri Krishna was presented as a UFO alien! This is what comes from people having a corrupted mundane interpretation of the Scriptures of Sanatana Dharma! You are very intelligent, but you are interpreting a Transcendental Metaphysical and Theological Revelation from God and about God in the modern atheistic God-less way, and thus you are cheating your own self out of the most important realization and knowledge that you can possibly possess…the knowledge of your own Origin and End, in the Supreme Personality of Godhead! So, I request you to try to change your angle of vision and read or re-read the Bhagavad Gita AS IT IS with the Translation and Authentic Vaishnava Commentary by Srila Prabhupada A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, so that you might grasp that this is a purely Theistic and Devotional Scripture, in the same Tradition as that of the Purusha Sukta, and the related Vedic Hymns Revelation! Please try to study the Purusha Sukta Hymn of Cosmic Creation alongside Sri Krishna’s Bhagavad Gita AS IT IS. Look at the Hymns of the Rig and Sama Vedas! These hundreds of Hymns to the ‘Devas’ are all addressing the Adi Purusha in His Different NAMA-RUPA Emanations and Incarnations, which have ALL been ‘born’ from His Cosmic Body as the Self-Sacrificed Adi Purusha! This is the assertion made in the Purusha Sukta Hymns of the Vedic Revelation.
There is no reason to speculate about UFO aliens! The internal evidence is all there in the Sourse, the Vedas Themselves! The VEDAS are even described as being ‘born’ from the Self-Sacrificial Offering of the Cosmic Adi Purusha! THIS is a purely MONOTHEISTIC Revelation! The Vedic Hymns are Personal, Theistic and Devotional in nature. Sanatana Dharma is the Moral Theology and the Ethical Social Order that is derived from this Primal Vedic Revelation. Sattvic Varnashram Sanatana Dharma Social Order derives from the God-realized Brahmins’ Transcendental Vision of the Mystical Sacramental Social-Body of Purusha / God. If the Brahmin Religious Leaders of Society do not have such sattvic Transcendental Vision / Wisdom (VIDYA), then society will be dis-ordered and corrupted according to their deficient vision. Thus in-human abominations such as racist caste-ism and sexism and slavery will ultimately result from such mundane and deficient perspectives / angles of vision. Sattvic or benevolent Good Order cannot arise from non-sattvic or anti-sattvic tamasic or rajarshic mundane thinking. Transcendental supra-mundane thinking alone can give rise to a society based upon a sattvic vision and moral theology. Thus Krishna-Vishnu worship is ONLY properly performed in the benevolent Sattvic Mode of Goodness. Such worship is not intended to divide and alienate the various families, tribes and nations of humanity, but to bring them together in peace and harmony! May it be so! Aum Shanti Shanti Shanti HARI bol!