- Can I learn Vedas through MP3 and Cassette?
- Can I chant Vedas even if I don't understand the meaning?
A partial answer.
Can I chant Vedas even if I don't understand the meaning?
Chanting after understanding the meanings is what is recommended.
Knowing the metre and the Rishi (saintly author), one should zealously recite the Mantrams. And knowing their meaning, a twice-born one should mentally recite the Gayatri, day and night
Harita Smriti, Chapter 1.
The Brahmacharin, who, understanding its meaning daily reads the Gayatri, the mother of the Vedas, comes by the most excellent condition. (53)
O ye twice-born ones, having studied [either] one, or two, or three, of the Vedas, or the [entire] four Vedas and understood their meaning properly, the foremost of the twice-born should [celebrate the occasion with the terminating] bath. (86) )
Usana Smriti, Chapter 3.
NOTE: When i find an explicit reference which says reciting Vedas is futile unless the meaning too is understood, i will add it.