Vishal: Namaste Guruji, What is meaning of Shaastraa. Is Ved also a Shaastra. Please give your Vedic comment on this. Is someone said “this is according to Shastra” or we should not go against Shashtra. What means “Shashtra” here. Why 6 Darshan are called Shashtra? Yogeshwar Krishna also said in Geeta one should not act against Shashtra. Here Shahstra refers to Veda or 6 Darshans.
Swami Ram Swarup: Namasteji.
Yes, Ved is also named as shastra. There are six other shastras also named
4.PATANJAL YOG DARSHAN
The meaning of shastra is Ved, spiritual/religious books. Six darshans are the religious books therefore are also called shastras. First of all the knowledge of four Vedas emanates directly from Almighty God in the beginning of every earth and is originated in the heart of four Rishis.
Traditionally the Vedic knowledge spreads through acharya and disciples. Thus, the Rishis after studying Vedas and doing hard practice of Ashtang Yoga which is also mentioned in Vedas, attained Vedic knowledge and based on Vedic knowledge, some rishis wrote six darshans i.e., six shastras, some other wrote Valmiki Ramayan, Mahabharat epic, Shatpath Brahmin Granth, Upnishads etc. You see, knowledge is attained when it is first gained from someone. On the said fundamental, God gives Vedic knowledge first then Rishis after studying Vedic knowledge, become learned and write shastras etc. After studying shastras and Rishis’ epics etc., those who become learned start writing other books. So, present holy books have also been written based on original Vedic knowledge. But, nowadays, there is difference between granths written by Rishis and those written by other humans. Rishi wrote books after realizing Almighty God(after following vedic preach practically) but today mostly the books are been written based on bookish knowledge etc. So, maximum views of books do not tally with eternal, vedic true knowledge hence, the problem.
Idea of Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj as not to go against shastras relates to Vedas and darshans/shastras written by ancient rishis and not by ordinary humans because during that time, not a single book was written by any ordinary person. So, we must follow Vedas as well as darshan/shastra which are universally applicable to entire mankind.
PAK: Pranam Gurudevji. Muje Aisi doubt he ki Apna puranas Aur vedas bolta hai ki srishti first pathar, plants, animals, manushya janma isi kram se huva hai. Ek bar manushya janma mila tho acha karm karna chahiye. bhura karma karne se manusya fir se pattar banega. Aur Pattar se sasya banta hai. aisi chakru hota hai. mera somsay ye hai ki pattar kya acha aur bhura karma karte. kripaya explain kijiyeji.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you.
In this connection, I paste my article below.
The creation is eternal and automatic. There is no date of creation of the following:
(A) Almighty God who is alive, immortal, formless, creates, nurses and destroys the universe. He never indulges in any maya, mahamaya, illusion and deeds (good or bad. Yajurveda Mantra 40/8 and Yog shastra Sutra 1/26 also refer)
(B) Soul: Soul is alive, the purest, away from sins etc. but illusion covers the soul due to which soul forgets his original form and hence remains in sorrows, problems etc.
(C) Prakriti: Non-alive and has three qualities. i.e., Raj, tam, Satva. At a proper time, the power of God acts in prakriti and the universe is created. So the creation is eternal and automatic.
Raj, Tam and Satva are the three qualities of prakriti. When the said gunnas remain idle dormant i.e., do not work, then combination of these three gunnas(qualities) in dormant stage is called prakriti and this time is called “final destruction” of the universe. When an appropriate time comes, the creation is to be started again. Then the power of God works in the above three gunnas i.e., in the prakriti and immediately the creation starts. Rajo gunn is a sign of sensuousness etc., Tamo gunn signifies laziness and sato gunn signifies ego, pride. Our human body is also made of the said three gunnas.
Vedas tell that there are three eternal/immortal matters- first: Almighty God, second: souls, third: prakriti. Almighty God creates, nurses and destroys the universe and again creates it. The said process of creation is eternal/immortal/everlasting. Almighty God creates the universe from prakriti. When the raj, tam and satva gunnas of prakriti remain idle (dormant condition/inactive) then creation does not take place. At an appropriate time, a power of Almighty God acts in prakriti (i.e., in Raj, tam and satva gunnas). Immediately the process of creation starts and the first matter of prakriti is made which is called –Mahat i.e., mind; from Mahat- ahankar is made, from ahankar panch (5) tan matrayein, from panch (5) tanmatrayein, panch (5) mahabhoot are created. From panch mahabhoot, the entire matter of universe i.e., Sun, Moon air, water , our bodies, bodies of other living beings etc., are created. The whole creation is thus created from prakriti and remains still (in active) like a statue. This creation is called non-sexual creation. In the said creation, the young human bodies are created which are neither old nor babies. Then by the power of God, in the said bodies, breathing system (prann vaayu) starts operating. At last, God enters into the universe and immediately all the humans and other living beings become alive and start functioning. Similarly, the non-alive matters like Sun, moon, earth, air, water etc., start their respective functions.
Creation, Science, worldly matters etc., is not possible until the same is created by someone. Secondly, knowledge is attained when knowledge is imparted by someone.
Rigveda mantra 10/129/ 1-6 throw light about creation that at that time, there was nothing and no living beings did exist. So there was no learned acharya who could give the knowledge to the newly created living beings like parents who educate the children to make them able to speak language and to know about the matters like crow, animals, chapati, ghee, sun, moon i.e., all matters of the world. See, if a newly born baby is managed to live in dense jungle and nursed well but he is not given education about the worldly matters etc. i.e., mathematics, science, animals, sun, moon etc., then even at the young age of 20-25, 30 years, he will not be able to speak any language and when he will be brought out of the cave of dense jungle and will be asked about the sun, moon, animals, birds before him, then he will not be able to reply because he was not given the said knowledge.
When we see towards sun, moon, air, space, human body etc. It is clearly understood that the said creation has not been made by any human being but Almighty God, from whom the knowledge of four Vedas emanates. In Vedas, the knowledge right from straw to Brahma has been mentioned. So in the beginning of non-sexual earth, the Vedas originated in the heart of four rishis: Agni, Vaayu, Aditya and Angira, and from the rishis the knowledge of science, deeds and worship along with every matter is being given to the public by which the public became educated scientist and wrote books, etc.
In Vedas as well as in fourth chapter of Yog Shastras of Rishi Patanjali, it is mentioned that those who do not believe in God are provided more and more facilities by nature and such people get spoiled etc.
On the contrary those who worship God, they naturally try to kill their desires and accordingly under the law, nature, help them to follow the true path to realize the God.
It is also pertinent to mention here that in Vedas, there is no mention of avtarwad or any proper noun, please. Vedas do not even contain any story or past, present or future life of anyone. Vedas contain knowledge i.e., entire science, form of deeds/duties and worship of God. Actually Vedas give knowledge right from straw to Brahma (God) of entire universe.
All four Vedas tell to worship a formless, Almighty, omnipresent, omniscient God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. God was one, is one and shall ever remain one. He is unchangeable, unchallengeable and beyond description. He has unlimited qualities and thus unlimited names but is one. Because He is Almighty and needs no help of anyone to create, nurse and destroy the universe therefore no need to take avtar.
Please, study the article carefully and then send the query, if any.
PAK: Namaskaram Guruji. Gussa ko control karne keliye kya karum? Adyalmik pustak padti hum. Nam Jap Karti Hum. Dhyan mei baitthi hum. Phir bhi gussa control kar nahi sakte.
Swami Ram Swarup: Namskaram, my daughter.
Gussey ko control karne ke liye kisi ved ke gyata ke paas khud jaakar unkee shiksha leinee zaroori hai lekin main fir bhee is Vishay mein kuch kehta hoon- rozana jabardasti apne mann ko gusey se mod kar kisi achachey karya mein lagaa deina chahiye. Yeh abhyaas rozana karna chahiye, hai mushkil aur issey gussa poori tarah control nahin hoga, thoda bahut zaroor control hoga. Doosra gussey se honey wale nuksaan par rozana gambheerta se vichar karna chahiye aur gussa chchod deina chahiye. Gussey se B.P high, nervous disorder, peit mein kai tarah kee bimariyan paida hotee hain, pachan Shakti kamzor hotee hai, umar kam hotee hai , B.P wala krodh kare to brain hemorrhage bhi ho sakta hai. Jiska mitra gussa hai ussey koi bhi shatru banaane kee zaroorat nahin kyunki krodh ke karann uske aneik shatru apne aap ban jaatey hain itiyadi. Poora gussa to tabhi control hoga jab koi jigyaasu ved evam yog vidya ke gyata acharya se shiksha leina prarambh karta hai aur Yajyen, Agnihotra tatha Ashtang Yog ki kathor sadhna prarambh karne lagta hai.