Ananta Yatri: Why is this whole thing is created by the almighty God? If he knows every happening now & then, why is playing known game again, or is he unaware of every upcoming events?
Swami Ram Swarup: In this regard, I paste my article below-
Purpose of soul acquiring body
Automatically srishti is created and automatically souls come in body of living beings according to good or bad deeds. Suppose, soul does not acquire body then it is a law that soul will remain in Sushupt avastha (like in coma). So what will be the use of man or woman who remains in coma for years together?
At the time of non-sexual creation, Vedas emanate direct from God and are originated in the heart of four Rishis. This all is for the benefit of human beings. So Vedas are also eternal as Vedas have not been written by anybody.
So wrong being in coma like stage is that soul will be considered lazy and will be of no use for himself and for others. People when see a person in coma, they feel sad and shower mercy for him. But I may tell here strictly that these lines are based on assumption only which is dangerous klesh as per Yog shastra Sutra 1/6 and 1/9 being Vikalp Vriti, I have explained this Vritti in comments (detailed description) of Yog shastra which may be read there. In short, Vikalp Vritti is that vritti in which one being a lazy person will be thinking and creating own stories, the fact of which is never seen on the earth. For example –Kapil Muni in his Sankhya Shastra sutra 5/52 states that such false knowledge is like a thought that man has horn on his head which is totally false. Secondly if someone says that the man is carrying bow made of horns of hare/rabbit. Whereas rabbit has no horns.
In Vedas God has advised only that if human being wants happiness and to be away from diseases, sorrows, tensions, problems, death etc, then he should follow the Vedas and must do worship of God, otherwise he may avoid Vedas and worship. So there is no compulsion in Vedas to worship God. On the contrary, it is mentioned “Swantrata hi karta” i.e., man or woman are free to follow or not to follow the Vedas but result will be awarded by God. So the knowledge of Vedas is given by the God for the benefit of human beings and not for the benefit of God. Secondly, We all use sun, moon, air, water, earth and every matter of the universe made by God for our benefit and the use thereof is already mentioned in Vedas. Then we become happy to utilize the same but still remain in diseases, problems, sorrows etc. Therefore if we obey spiritualism of the Vedas, we will really be happy. This is preached by God in Vedas. So it is upto the people. They may or may not follow the Vedas.
Yes, the God is not affected whether we praise Him or not but people are affected. Why? If we worship, we remain the happiest and if we do not worship we always remain in trouble, sorrows etc. God is our commander and even like our father. Father nurses and so does God while providing us with food etc. So there is only Almighty and omnipresent power in the shape of God who only selflessly nurses us and makes all materials available to us for our benefit. So if in return we do not thank Him then we are indulged in thanklessness which is further a great sin. A gentleman always try to thank the others for the deeds which have been done for him for his benefit. But if we do not remember God who is really more than an ocean/source of all benefits to us then what why will we not be called the most thankless.
Why God has created the universe?
It is usually asked as to why God should create all this at all. Why indicates “mark of interrogation” i.e., question, that is, what is the reason behind? So, actually the above question will be what is the reason behind creation of the universe? Its answer will be that creation is eternal. A deep study of four Vedas reveals that God, prakriti and souls are called “Swayambhu”. Swayambhu means which has not been made by anyone. The universe is created from prakriti but prakriti is non-alive and God is alive. At a stipulated time (which is eternal) power of God (not God) acts in prakriti and universe is created. This creation is eternal then the power of God nurses the creation and automatically at a stipulated time, the final destruction takes place. So creation, nursing and destruction take place automatically at a fixed time. It means creation, nursing and destruction is eternal and God has not to decide or even think for the same. So question does not arise to put question that why God should create all this at all.
Freedom to the human beings to do good or bad deeds is also eternal and thus everlasting but God awards the result of deeds. So naturally, here also the question of grading etc., does not arise because such process is eternal and everlasting. It is only for the person to decide whether he follows true path of Vedas for long, happy life and to attain salvation or he wants to be indulged in illusion to do sins etc. God has nothing to do for the same, being eternal law. Keeping the above views in mind, to give or not to give freedom is now not a question please.
God has not only given the freedom to do good or bad deeds but he has blessed us with the knowledge of Vedas wherein other pious rules and regulations to live a long, happy life have been mentioned. For e.g.: In Yajurveda, God states that the best pious deed is Yajyen, to be performed by all. Then moral duties have been mentioned to be discharged. In Vedas, God has warned that if anybody will not obey the preach of God mentioned in Vedas then only the God will punish the defaulter. So naturally, the sins are done when people do not listen to Vedas or do not make contact with learned Acharya. Yes, if God could not have preached us in Vedas to follow pious path. Then it would have been the fault of God only. But really, God is merciful and has showered all blessings upon us in Vedas to follow.
Why am I here?
We must understand the eternal knowledge of Vedas which says that our body is made of non-alive prakriti which gets destroyed one day but we reside within our body. Here the meaning of ‘we’ is alive souls which are innumerable, eternal and immortal. The soul comes in womb based on his good or bad deeds. The process of such birth and thereafter death and again birth is under the command of lord of universe i.e., God.
The said process of death and birth is also eternal and everlasting. Again see that you are eternal and immortal soul and you have also been blessed by God with human body. As told above, soul being eternal has no reason of its being or not being. So soul is neither created, originated etc., nor dies. Therefore no question of – why am I, etc.
Being or not being is not in the hands of soul because soul is always under the control of almighty God. Secondly, soul is bound due to his good and bad deeds of previous lives and present too which is the reason of his taking different types of bodies. Such questions arise actually when soul feels problems, tensions etc. God has given us the human body to burn all our previous deeds which are the reason of our birth and to attain salvation. The soul being indulged in illusion since last so many births is not able to understand the said spiritual knowledge and therefore takes birth(bodies), death and rebirth, etc.
For example: If a person does crime and is awarded ten years punishment of imprisonment. So in jail, he is not free to fulfill his desire to go out, to walk in markets etc. similarly, we are bound to spend our lives according to the rules and regulations of Almighty God, here our desire will have no value. We will be free only after attaining salvation, as quoted above.
Anonymous: Param pujaya Guruji, our charan sparsh & dandawat pranam at your pious feet. This is with reference to your below reply. We thank you very much and are obliged for your kind reply. Guruji, henceforth, we will ignore such worldly matters and will concentrate on spiritual teachings only. We repent for our mistake. We hope you have forgiven us i.e your children. We also reiterate that as informed earlier, during all our stay at Ved mandir we have always received best services and mainly showering their affection by all members of Ved Mandir and helping us during our stay. Guruji, being ignorant we asked this question since it came to mind but guruji, as you rightly said we must concentrate on our sadhna only ignoring worldly matters and we will always follow your this guidance. Please advice. Pranam, Guruji. With charan Sparsh at your pious feet.
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