Rajkumar Arya: Shri Suwmi Jee Namskar! I Want to know some references of Vedas and Arsh Grinths about the “Maans Varjit”…Dhanywad
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you.
In this connection, I paste my article on the matter, please.
Vegetarians and non-vegetarians are two categories. Accordingly the construction of body i.e., teeth, small intestine and large intestine, and digestive system has been made by God.
Human beings come in vegetarian category. Our teeth and digestive system always differ from cat, dog, lion etc. Some animals like cow, buffalo, goat, elephant etc., also come in Vegetarian category. We take water by sipping but the animals who are non-vegetarian i.e., meat eater they do not sip but lick. Whatever we eat, that food develops our mind and body and creates natural behaviour. For example if we take a cub who is newly born and nurse him by giving milk and thereafter vegetarian food only and on the other hand to another cub we provide him meat, then when they will be younger their habit will differ. The cub taking vegetarian food will be as violent as the cub who took meat.
Now medical science also says that the energy in vegetarian food is more than that in non-vegetarian food. Vegetarian food gives long and ill free life. Vegetarian elephant is stronger than non-vegetarian lion.
Nobody can take meat until one gives violence to animals or birds etc., which is a sin. Our stomach becomes a graveyard where we gather meat by eating. As regards life in vegetarians it does not harm to them while plucking from plants etc. because every vegetarian plant has short life and is meant to give food to the human life. But to us meat is not entitled. Science has recently told that non-vegetarians are more susceptible to cancer disease and teeth degeneration as compared to vegetarians.
Non-vegetarian food is prohibited as per Vedas, shastras, Upnishads and all the ancient holy books. In vegetarian food an ocean of calories and vitamins is available by the mercy of God. Please check from a dietician about the same. Because it is lengthy one and I cannot explain here. For example dal, is full of proteins, soyabean has more protein than any non-vegetarian food, which has ability to inhibit cancer also where as non-vegetarian doesnot. Green vegetables like palak, methi, etc., are the richest source of iron and vitamin A. So is the case of milk, curd, rice, fruit, etc., -etc.
The knowledge of Vedas emanates direct from God at the time of beginning of earth. So in this creation, the Vedas are the oldest knowledge originated about one Arab 97 crore years ago. In all four Vedas, God has prohibited non-vegetarian, please.
Atharvaveda mantra 6/140/1 also states that Oh God! May my teeth, like the teeth of wolf not take non-vegetarian. Non-vegetarian has only some limited energy and vitamins whereas cow-milk is a complete food. Dry fruits, vegetables, curd, fruits etc., i.e., all other vegetable food has been made by God for us which are more beneficial than non-vegetarian food. Manusmriti shloka 2/177 strictly prohibits to take non-vegetarian food and any type of addiction. The nature of the animals or human beings who take non-vegetarian food is more violent than those who take vegetarian food. In this connection, you may consider lion, tiger, wolves, jackals etc. As regards power of vegetarian you may think about elephant who is the most powerful than other human/living beings and is vegetarian.
Onion and garlic are included as vegetarian food and full of vitamins, they protect from heat stroke, make stomach strong and make strong eye sight etc., but both are of Tamogunni nature and therefore only Brahmachari must not take the same.
Varun: Pradam Swamiji, Last week I asked question on whether according to Vedas women can work and have carrier, I couldn’t understand your answer, could you please elaborate?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. According to the present situation, lady can do job to support her husband. In Rigveda, the lady has been asked to take the post of a judge even.
J. Kannan: Kindly explain the right meaning and definition of Sanskrit saying “TATTVAM ASI” Thank you Sir.
Swami Ram Swarup: “Tat + Tvam + Asi” = Tattvamasi
Tvam= (you) Tu
i.e., Tu Veh Hai.
That is, you are that.
But by giving these words and meanings, the concepts are not clear and remain unsolved. I tell you, the shloka has concern with Chchandogya Upnishad shloka 6/8. The study of shloka would reveal that Almighty God is true or immortal i.e., beyond death and birth etc. Our body is not true. Soul remains in our body and soul is also true i.e., immortal, i.e., (Tu) =soul (Tatva) = is true, (Tattvam Asi) = Tu Veh Hai i.e., you are the same. It means God is true and soul is also true. But it doesnot mean that soul can be Brahma or God. Here, the shloka talks about God and soul as separate entities and tells that God is immortal and like God soul is immortal and the God whose atma is entire universe so the God is also atma of soul.
K: I am getting a match with a person having Shani Mangalam Dosha. Please give me an answer to this problem, for I am really very helpless.
Swami Ram Swarup: Nowadays, mostly we have neglected knowledge of Vedas. In Vedas, shastras, Gita, Valmiki Ramayan and other ancient holy books, Shani Mahadasha/astrology has not been mentioned. So one should not be afraid of shani mangla yoga. The problems arise only due to result of our own deeds done in previous lives. So a regular worship, havan, name jaap of God (Om or Gayatri Mantra) is required to kill the effect of previous lives bad deeds which have been creating problem in our present life. Regular advice of learned Acharya of Vedas is also necessary.
To know the truth our ancient Rishis have advised to tally the matter with Vedas. Since in Vedas there is no mention of word manglik so you need not to worry. The people who are not manglik are also suffering from the problems mentioned by normal married people. Shri Ram married Sita after breaking the bow. And nobody saw Shri Ram’s teva or Anything. In Mahabharat Yudhisthir married Draupadi by piercing arrow in the eye of a fish (the eye was pierced by Arjuna the younger brother of Yudhisthir) and there was no teva and manglik etc. Savitri married Satyavan at her own wish without any teva or manglik etc. Pandu married Kunti and Madri without teva or manglik etc. Teva means janam patri made by pandit i.e., horoscope.
According to Vedas these are not required and are self-made story. So please do not worry about manglik etc. Future is based on pious deeds, hard working towards a right path and God helps those who help themselves.