Siddhart: Guruji, pranam I just wanted to know that
1.if trees including vegetation are living then it must be a sin to cut them then how can we escape from this sin?
2.during churasi lakh youni does the soul also takes birth in form in of trees?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you.
(1) All plants come under udbhij yoni but have been earmarked by God as vegetarian food of human-beings. Similarly, the non-vegetarian food has been earmarked by God to be taken by wild animals etc., and not humans. Matter is quite clear, please. You see, non-vegetarian food is earmarked for carnivores. When a lion catches hold of an innocent, even an innocent calf, deer; the lion catches hold of them by their necks and such animals lose their life suffering great pain. And their pain, suffering can be seen/observed by anyone. But the plants/vegetables’ life has been fixed by God. That is why, crops/vegetations are cut but human-beings do not see any sign of suffering, fear on their part.
Secondly, fundamental laws made by God are clear in Vedas wherein the lord of universe has given orders that vegetarian food should be consumed by humans. Then how can consumption of vegetarian food be considered in the category of violent act or sin.
You see, management has been made by God of providing vegetarian food to humans to survive otherwise nobody can tell as to how human-body is to be kept alive to make the soul to live within body. You need to eat something to survive and that is the vegetarian food as per the law of God.
(2) Next birth is based on result of previous lives’ deeds-good or bad and soul accordingly can take birth in the form of trees which is included in Eighty-four lakh Yonis.
Dinesh: How can I get the blessings of Lord Vishnu? How can I buy a pendle of Lord Vishnu?
Swami Ram Swarup: The meaning of Vishnu in Vedas is ‘Omnipresent’ and only God is Omnipresent. So, Vishnu is the name of Almighty, formless God, Who is omnipresent. I also paste my article in this regard:-
There is only one God who is formless, creates, nurses and destroys the universe. He is Almighty and supreme, beyond description, beyond imagination and beyond calculation. He is omnipresent and omniscient. Divine qualities of Almighty God are described in eternal knowledge of Vedas. Vedas emanate direct from God. So all Hindus and others too believe in Vedas.
Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh are the name of one said God. God has no wives please because He is Almighty and needs no assistance etc. No one is above God please. All religions tell to worship God.
Vishnu is also a name of formless, Almighty God based on quality. Quality is a sunder- “Vishnu” word is made from “Vishlari” Dhatu and the sense of Vishlari” is omnipresent. So he who has the quality of being Omnipresent at all times without a second’s break, He is Vishnu and no other Vishnu exists equivalent to this God. Similarly, Brahma= “Vri Vridhau” i.e., the biggest amongst the universe. Naturally, He is Almighty God. So, the name of Almighty God is also Brahma. Similarly, according to Yajurveda mantra 16/41 shiv means he who is beneficial/causes welfare, is shiv. The most beneficial, who creates and nurses the universe is Almighty God. So, Shiv is also name of Almighty God. Similarly, the said ved mantra states the word “Shankar” which means He who gives peace to all who Worship Him. The name of God is “Shankar” as well.