Some people judge and say: „Vedic knowledge is out-dated. Those teachings of the past do not meet today's life’s demands (its fast pace, modern problems and so on). Everything’s different now and this knowledge is not for real people, just for fanatics.
Kindly allow to disagree.
The concept of universal harmony and balance existed in past, exists now and will exist in future. Today people are looking for harmony as much as they did it before in the past. Maybe - even much more. And vedic systems like Jyotish, Vaastu, Ayurveda and etc. give knowledge how to create and support harmony inside and outside us with our own actions in any sphere of life.
All Vedic knowledge is based on a very simple karmic law - The Law of Cause & Effect. What you sow is what you reap and harmonious “sowing conditions” (that are synchronized with natural rhythms of Universe) assure an abundant harvest that will satisfy the needs of sower (in other words – spread harmony and balance in his life). But what makes Vedic knowledge different - it works with harmony and balance on the very causal level of Prana (energy) in person’s mind. Thus, each Veda can help to build the internal base that fills a person with energy and powers from the very beginning and result in correct, timely and fruitful final actions.
It’s not just a list of thoughtless cliches. Vedas are a well-organized knowledge base that can make you balanced and powerful and make it primarily inside. And (as a consequence) outside. If you live with harmony inside, it will definitely grow outside. As an example you can imagine one person who breaks through a door with brute force, while another uses keys to open it with minimal effort. No need to explain whose actions are harmonious and efficient and whose are not. As a result, the first man will need to spend his time and funds to repair the broken door (and, perhaps, his shoulder), which will leave him far behind from a "smart" peaceful guy.
Vedic knowledge is not an out-dated list of superstitions from the past. Vedic sacred knowledge makes it possible to know which actions will turn beneficial and which won’t. More than that - it makes possible to keep this knowledge inside as a certain state of Prana in one’s consciousness. How often will a person turn to this knowledge for advice is entirely up to him/her. It mostly depends on the level of self- awareness.
So… there is a question. Who are those judges of out-dated Vedic knowledge and “today’s life’s demands”? Are they people, whose main goal is to get what the want, to earn millions, etc... just to realize later that it doesn’t make them happy and time they’ve spent chasing money has been spent uselessly?? Not completely uselessly though... People learn from their mistakes. Samsara is like a wheel of lives and deaths. People are just little chipmunks running in it. Most will die still spinning this wheel, going to be reborn again and again. Few will jump out, escape and achieve liberation. And this is right and fair after all. Some people become living examples for others. Some become those “others” who use those “living examples”.