SB-7.12.03—- Sex Life-Spiritual Life—–Bombay, April 14, 1976
742) Whether I know what all are Vedic literatures! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
——————- Stri-sudra-dvija-bandhunam trayi na sruti-gocara [SB 1.4.25]. Woman and sudra and dvija-bandhu, they cannot understand Vedic language. It is difficult. For them Vyasadeva made Mahabharata. In the manner of studying history, Mahabharata… Mahabharata means the great history of greater India. So in that history, Vedic literature, Pancama-veda, there is the Bhagavad-gita, essence. So if you read Bhagavad-gita, even if you read Mahabharata, that is all Vedic literature, Mahabharata, Ramayana, the Puranas, the Upanisad, Vedanta-sutra, and the Vedas, original Vedas. Original Veda is Atharva Veda. Atharva Veda was divided into four parts, Sama, Yajur, Rg, Atharva. So they are all Vedic literatures. ————————