Sourabh: Bhram Rishi Param Pujya Swami Ram Swarup Yogacharya Namstubhyam Namstubhyam Namstubhyam.. AAcharya Shree I have a conflicting situation in understanding that day by day species are getting extinct and animals are getting low in population where as world is involved in paap karmas due to the fat that vedas are least in practice. In your teachings you have said that it is very difficult to get human birth again or the possibility is very low of getting human birth and jeev aatma goes to distinct yonis. keeping in view that world population is growing very fast and not in india but abroad where vedas are not followed nor they have ever listened to vedas nor they have even heard of vedas. then why do world today sees exponential growth in human population where as animal and other animal like sea- air creatures are going low in this era where vedas is not practiced at all. or only a few practice vedas. Please clear my doubt on this. Aap key charno mein sadar pranam.

Swami Ram Swarup: Mera aapko ashirwad. Aapka Jeevan sukhmaye ho. Yes, my son. You are right that due to lack of Vedas’ knowledge all human-beings have been facing problems, tensions, illness, early death, corruption and thousand other problems. But, you see the number of souls though are unlimited but are constant also. So, when birds, insects, animals will become less in number, naturally population of human increases and if number of human goes down then other numbers of species/yonis will increase. So, in all circumstances, number of souls remain constant.

As regards human-beings are now indulged in several types of sins yet their number are increasing. But fundamental law of Vedas are unchangeable and therefore the increasing number of humans relates to the birth in “Asur” yoni as per Yajurved mantra 40/3. So, it does not mean that number of human-beings are increasing and increased number are getting pious birth. They have to face the result of their previous lives’ sins in the shape of sorrows and become ever ineligible to listen to Vedas, whether they take birth in India or abroad.

Beta, phir mera tumhe ashirwad. Sadaa sukhi raho.

Hariharsuden: In saiva siddhanta, Shiva is not destroyer. There are nive entities like Brahma, vishnu, rudra (destroyer), maheshwara, sadashiva, bindu, nada, shakthi, shiva and so on. But in Vedas, whether such concept is there? I have seen only brahma, vishnu and rudra through my limited knowledge in vedas?
Swami Ram Swarup: Saiva siddhant does not tally with Vedas, so the same is not acceptable by the learned of Veads, being unauthentic.

Rigved mantra 1/164/46 states – “Ekam Sadroopa vipra bahuda vadanti” i.e., the eternal and everlasting God is one but his names based on his divine qualities are unlimited. Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra etc., are name s of Almighty God. In this connection, I paste my article as under-

Are Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh Gods?

Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh are not God. Vedas tell that there is only one formless God who never takes birth. He creates, nurses and destroys the universe. His power is enough to create and control the whole universe. He is Almighty i.e., He has all unlimited powers and therefore He does not need any assistance to create, nurse and destroy the universe by Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh. If God needs assistance then He will not be called Almighty. So God does not need any support but we all humans as well as all living beings need His support and blessings everytime. However, in Vedas, there are innumerable names of Almighty God according to His divine qualities. So Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh etc., are also the names of the formless Almighty God. Brahma means the greatest. Vishnu means omnipresent and Mahesh means the greatest.

God is formless

Being formless there is no need of statue or temple of God according to Vedas. As a matter of fact, you, I or every human being, lives in a body. Body is separate, we are called souls. Vedas say soul has no form even. Then also we know each other. For example even if you have not seen the photograph of King Akbar then, you can know Akbar by means of the study of his qualities. So is the case with the God. If an aspirant really goes to his Guru and listens Vedas like Shri Ram, and ancient kings and their public then he will be able to know hundred percent about formless God. Then comes realization for which Vedas (especially Samveda) says that he who performs Yajyen, does jaap (according to Vedas) and practises Ashtang Yoga Philosophy while remaining in family like Shri Ram etc., he sure realizes, being eternal law.

If we will meditate concentrating outside our body which is also against Vedas/Ashtang Yoga Philosophy, then our attention will always naturally remain outside i.e., attached with outer world i.e., decoration/music/dances etc. In that case subject matter of God will be over. It will be converted into spending fun, doing dances and singing attractive songs by ladies and gents, which is totally against Vedas. Thus the chapter of praising God, True Acharya, Rishi-Munis, performing Yajyen, practice of Ashtang Yoga, eternal knowledge of Vedas etc., will be over.

It is also baseless to say that study of Vedas and practice of yoga philosophy is difficult. It is self made story because Vedas are also called Shruti i.e., Vedas are to be listened first and not to be studied. So to listen to the Vedas, a learned Acharya is needed. The Acharya will explain the Ved mantras in the Yajyen in your own language i.e., in English or Urdu etc., and for an aspirant to do asan, pranayaam, meditation etc., is also not difficult. It is all difficult for those human beings, including present false prophets, (who are against the Vedas), who are lazy, can’t awake early in the morning to listen Vedas and fail to do practice of yoga philosophy. Those people are always after money, materialistic articles and pomp and show etc.

Vedas are not written or spoken by God. This knowledge is emanated from God and is originated in the heart of four Rishis as stated above. God is Almighty i.e., He has all powers. So He needs no assistance to do deeds of universe. In human body alive soul resides and soul is dependent, soul requires mouth to speak, eye to see, hand to write etc., etc. but not God. From His power God originates the knowledge of Vedas in the rishis without writing, or speaking etc. Vedas’ knowledge is divine. The fundamental of the Vedas is this that it was not written or spoken. The knowledge by the power of God was originated about one Arab 96 crore, 8 lakh and 53,111 years ago. Then first time the four rishis of nonsexual creation started pronunciation of the mantras by the power of God. God wanted them to know word meanings and sense of the mantras and therefore the rishis knew all. Then first time the four rishis started pronunciation of the mantras. They taught the mantras to other ignorant people. Then more rishis were produced who knew the Vedas by heart by listening only. There was no paper, ink or pen there. The Vedas were being learnt orally and traditionally this process is yet in force. But mostly not by heart but taking help of the printed book. So printed books are not called Vedas but these are called samhita.

Samhita means the collection of Ved mantras. Therefore Present printed books cannot be considered as Vedas and will never be in future, but samhita. Kapil Muni throws light on this point in his Sankhya Shastra sutra 5/48 that when a rishi does tapsya in the shape of Yajyen, study of Vedas, practice of Ashtang Yoga then the Ved mantras still (now also) originate in heart of the Rishi and the rishi pronounces the mantras. Those mantras are called Vedas, which emanate from God. So Vedas must first be listened (study) from alive Acharya (Guru who knows Vedas). Then only Samhita (books of Vedas) can help.