Whatever is in the Vedas is in the esoteric message of Saint Paul. Defending Pauline Christianity is more important to me than defending the Vedas because explaining Pauline Christianity to the common masses is fairly easy compared to the incomprehensible Sanskrit verses of the Vedas.
One might be wondering how is that the founder of a mono-theistic religion has any connections with a hard-polytheistic pagan religion. There is indeed a connection and the connection is the Pauline idea of Pleroma. The connection does not end with Paul's Pleroma theology but Paul's idea of election, predestination, his emphasis on spiritual resurrection over bodily resurrection, the way he said it is sown as a natural body and raised as a spiritual body, his stance on grace over faith, lawless over works of law are all welcoming to Vedic ecclesia.
I love what Paul is preaching because the Vedic doctrines are identical with Pauline doctrines. I would back Paul on any day.
hrd-dese 'rjuna tisthati
yantrarudhani mayaya (Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 18, verse 61)
The Supreme Lord is situated in everyone's heart, O Arjuna, and is directing the wanderings of all living entities, who are seated as on a machine, made of the material energy.
Where then is boasting? when work has been given free to us. We have no free will whatsoever. Eve had no choice whatsoever whether to eat the forbidden fruit or not instead she was preordained and predestined to eat it. The Calvinists were right. Its hard for people to accept this because their very existence is at stake here, the truth is we are not this body instead we are all spirit and nothing whatever happens in this world will affect the spirit. Do not boast about what do you have and do not mourn about what you have lost because none of the things in this world are yours. You are not in control of your lives. Your future is already out there and you cannot shape your own future.
Your ego is your God who is doing all the activities, the demon of Rene Descartes who is deceiving us into believing in the existence of this world and deceiving into believing that we are acting on our own. The day you realize this you will know that you do not belong here that you are nothing but just spirit and even equal with God.