Mayank: How did Hindu dharam is descent?
Swami Ram Swarup: Hindu dharam is a sect. It has come into existence since last 2,500 years. Originally we are Arya. In this connection, I paste my articles below:-
Mahabharat or Bhagwad Geeta was written by Vyas Muni about 5,084 years back. And Valmiki Ramayana is written about 9 crore years back. In these authentic holy books sect or caste-system has not been mentioned. We all human-beings were called Aryans upto 5,000 years ago and thereafter too. The Indian philosophy got a golden cradle to thrive and flourish in Takshila and Nalanda University where the students from all parts of the world used to come to study Vedas and other subjects. Those all were called Aryans at that time. First time Greeks and Unanis used the word Indu for Sindhu ocean and also for the public who lived on the banks of Sindhu. Thereafter Arabians started saying word Hindi for the Aryans who lived across Sindhu river. So, whosoever was living across the Sindhu, whether Muslim, Christian etc., was called Indu and then Hindu. So word was used for all those who lived across the Sindhu. Hence, there was no word except Aryans before 5,000 years and thereafter also it is clear that word Hindu is being used only for the last 2-3 thousand years. Within these years only Islam, Jainism, Buddhism, Christianity, Sikh religion came into existence and those who were studying Vedas, Shastras, Upnishads, Brahmin Granth, Bhagwad Geeta, Ramayana have been categorized as Hindus instead of Aryans. Whole of the world knows about the fact of origin of these religions. So whole of the world can not be considered Hindu now at this belated stage. The study of all religions conclude that no religion preaches hatred, war or quarrelling etc. Every religion speaks about love, living together, worship of one Almighty God, live and let live and to promote brotherhood internationally. The whole mankind thus should try to remove the ravages of hatred at all levels.
Ashok: Swami ji namastay. Swami ji mujshe pahale question puchhne me thodi si chook ho gayi. Mera question ye hain ki mahamrityunjaya mantra me jo mukshiya sabd hai evam amritat sabd hai dono ka matlab moksh athart mukti atharth chhutkare se hai Mukshiya matlab moksh atharth chhootna evam amritat iska bhi matlab moksh se hi hain kripya yadi ye sahi hain to yes me hi ans de.
Swami Ram Swarup: Namasteji. Mantra mein “Muksheeya” ka arth “ chhoot jaun” yeh hai. Amritata ka arth – “moksh” roop amrit se hai. Jub is divya mantra ka arth kiya jayegaa tub parampragat is prakar kiya jayega “Bandhanaat urvarukmiv” jaise kakadi ka phal jo bail se juda hota hai, weh phal pakkar apne aap bail se alag ho jaata hai aur paushtik ho jaata hai. Usee prakar “mrityoho” main mrityu se “muksheeya” chhoot jayun. Ab amrit pad ke sath kewal “muksheeya” pad ka prayog nahi hai. Wahan “maa” pad ke sath prayog hai. Maa ka arth hai nahi. Isliye arth yun kiya jayega “Amritaat maa muksheeya” arthat Hey Parmeshwar! Hum moksh roop amrit se kabhi alag na hoyein. Short mein is tarah hai,” mrityoho muksheeya” mrityu se chhoot jayun.” Amritaat maa muksheeya” moksh roop amrit se kabhi alag na hoyein.
Dave: Dear swamiji when did I say there are infinite gods? Ved says God is infinite. Refer Yaju chapter 40 final verse. And further there are infinite jivas and god can look after because he is infinite and yes he is one. I don’t believe in polytheism I believe in monotheism as preached in Vedas. Can you understand now there are infinite jivas?
Swami Ram Swarup: As I requested, please quote ved mantras in support of your statement that – God is infinite and there are infinite jivas. However, jivas are not countable but number of jivas is constant.
Himanshu: Please send me “Vedon Se Mrityu Rahasya Jano”
Swami Ram Swarup: Book is being sent to you, please.