Aniket: Maharaj ji i want to ask you that every one says God made every thing but who made God?
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas tell that God is Swayambhu.
God is ‘Swayambhu’
Yajurveda mantra 2/26 states that God is ‘Swayambhu’. Swayambhu means that which is not made by anybody and from whom nothing is made. He is eternal. So God is not created by anybody and nothing is created from God. God has no mother, father etc., but actually God creates, nurses and destroys the universe therefore He is our true father/mother. He looks after us properly. This is a law that if a matter is made then sure it will be destroyed one day. However, God being eternal is never destroyed.
Shashank: Swamiji pranam. Please correct my belief that A)Different mantras are for diff.devatas. For this kaliyug its said that’kalao chandi vinayakao-means in kaliyug only devotion to Lord Ganesha & Godess Adimaya is most powerful. The devotion to other Gods like Vishnu, Shiva is not that of immediate effect in terms results & time frame. Are these things mentioned in Vedas?
B)Is Gayatri mantra is beej mantra? Does the regular chanting of this mantra will awake kundalini shakti.
If so will person can retain the achivement of kundalini shakti after rebirth in next birth.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you.
(1) Devta means subject matter of the mantra. For example – Rigveda mantra 1/1/1 is as under:-
“ Agnimedey Purohitam Yajasya Devam,
Ritvijam Hotaaram Ratandhaatamam .”
Its devta is Agni. In the mantra, the meaning of Agni is Almighty God. I mean to say, in the whole mantra, the subject is Agni i.e., God. So the mantras are not for different devtas.
Kalyug means the calculation of days, years. I mean to say, Kalyug has four lakh thirty-two thousand years. Similarly Satyug has seventeen lakh twenty eighty thousand years, Treta has twelve lakh ninety six thousand years and Dwapur has eight lakh sixty-four thousand years.
So, time calculation has nothing to do with the fundamental laws made by God. The knowledge of four Vedas emanates direct from God and I paste my article on origin of Vedas for your information.
God has made universe and blessed us human body to do pious deeds only. He has not made any heaven or hell. All have to face the result of their deeds, good or bad here only, even by taking rebirth. (Rigveda mantra 10/135/1,2)
God has not only made universe but has also given knowledge of four Vedas where answers to your and everyone’s questions have been given. There are four Vedas:
1. Rig Veda – gives knowledge of science, matter of the universe like sun, moon, air body etc., etc.
2. Yajurveda – gives knowledge of all the deeds and duties to be performed by men or women, students, leaders, king, agriculturist etc., etc., etc.
3 Samveda – gives knowledge how to worship God who gives peace and long happy life etc. In this way, details of Yoga philosophy, qualities, supreme deeds and nature of the God are also given.
4 Atharvaveda – gives details of God, medical science and details of medicine etc.
Actually in four Vedas there is unlimited knowledge. Yajurveda mantra 40/8 says that God is everywhere, is Almighty, formless, devoid of nervous system, purest, away from sins and away to face any result of any karmas (deeds), knows every soul, knows what is in everyone’s mind, no body has made God, but God creates universe, has given the eternal knowledge of four Vedas and always gives the said knowledge at the beginning of every universe to know the science and deeds to all concern. Similarly four Vedas say about God that God is an omnipresent, omniscient, formless, beyond imagination and beyond calculation. Actually God has unlimited qualities. There is only one God who creates, nurses, destroys the universe and again creates. Atharvaveda mantra 4/1/1 also says that God gives the knowledge of Vedas at the beginning of the earth to four Rishis of unsexual creation. And thereafter only public listens Vedas through Rishis Munis as yet and become learned. Rig-Veda gives knowledge of Almighty, Yajurveda gives knowledge of karmas (deeds), Samveda tells about worship-Yoga philosophy and Atharvaveda about medicines and God. Actually all Vedas commonly says about God also, so this is about Vedas in short. But the knowledge of Vedas is endless.
It is a fundamental law that knowledge is always given by somebody otherwise knowledge can’t be gained at any cost. If a new born baby is nursed well in a dense jungle and is not educated then he will not be able to gain any knowledge. So we have to think about the origin of the knowledge prevalent in the world today. In this connection all Vedas themselves say that God gives this knowledge to four Rishis. As has also been said by Rishi Patanjali in yoga shastra sutra 1/26, God is first Guru of the four Rishis.
Yajurveda mantra 31/7 also refers. This is all in short about Vedas.
The Vedas are not a book, rather it is a knowledge originated in the heart of Rishis. At the time of beginning of the earth those Rishis preached Vedas by mouth and all others remembered the same by mouth at that time there was no pen, pencil, paper, etc. This process of studying Vedas by mouth remained till Mahabharata time. Muni Vyas too remembered Vedas traditionally by mouth. Then Muni Vyas first time wrote the Vedas on Bhoj patra about 5300 years ago. In 16th century when printing press came into existence then the Vedas were printed. Still Vedas are not those which have been printed but Vedas are those which are preached by mouth by an Acharya/yogi and the printed Vedas are called Sanhita.
Now if somebody worships a statue etc., i.e., its their own creation please but Vedas deny. According to Vedas the best worship of the God is Yajyen (Yajna) for which all Vedas are self-proof. Yajurveda mantra 31/16 says that the learned persons worship God by Yajyen.
So many people have asked me that most of the scholars/preachers of different religion state that their religion incorporates all matters of the world including science. What about Vedas? I wrote so many Ved Mantras describing science matters therein. For example, Yajurvaveda Mantra 3/6 states “Ayam Gauhu Swaha Pitram Puraha Prayan Mataram Prishnihi Aakrameet Asadat”.
Meaning= This earth revolves around the Sun in the space and it also rotates on its own axis. Vedas are eternal like God because Vedas emanate from God. Now, according to Vedas, this present creation is about 1 Arab, 96 crores, 8 lakh and about 53,000 years old. So are the Vedas but as said in Rigveda Mantra 10/191/3 the present creation is same as was the previous one and this process of creation is eternal. So are the Vedas which emanate from eternal God. This all concludes that Vedas are the oldest in this creation also and no other book of science, maths or pertaining to spiritualism is written before Vedas.
Like the above example of rotation and revolution of earth, the significance of whole present science is mentioned in Vedas. We can see that whatever is happening in the universe, is all according to the Vedas. For example, occurance of six seasons, actions of Sun, moon, process of death, birth, worship, yoga philosophy, atomic energy, agriculture, animal husbandry, knowledge of politics, administration, architecture, solar energy, knowledge of home appliances like mixer, grinder, business rules, about men, women, children, marriage, Brahamcharya, education, clothes etc., etc., i.e., knowledge right from a straw to Brahma is all in Vedas. God is Almighty and has unlimited powers. So through His power He is able to originate the knowledge of Vedas in the heart of four Rishis without pencil, paper, help of mouth or any other worldly assistance.
We, i.e., the whole world depends on Almighty God but God is forever independent. That is why, He is God. We are the souls who reside in human bodies. We need assistance of senses, perceptions, mind and body to do deeds but not God.
Nowadays, so many saints are writing books. What is the background to right their books? Background is clear that they have first studied or listened the preach from their Gurus, keeping aside the matter of truth or falsehood. And after studying or listening the same, they became able to write the books. So this is also fundamental law, based on which, the ancient Rishis first listened Vedas and when they became learned then only they wrote the Vedic books like Valmikee Ramayana, six shastras, Mahabharata (Bhagwad Geeta), Upanishads, etc., etc. So, first the knowledge of Vedas is initiated in the universe and afterwards other books come into existence.
Somebody may say that human beings have knowledge by their nature to create anything like books etc., but we see that the newly born baby who is nursed in a jungle, in the absence of knowledge of a learned person, he becomes incapable to do anything. Thus, he can’t be M.A, M.Sc, doctor etc. So there are two types of the words and meanings. First, eternal which are from Almighty God and second, natural made by human beings. Eternal word meanings are always from Vedas i.e., from God. After listening/studying Vedas, human-beings become learned and then too based on their own natural knowledge, they make their own words and meanings, literature etc. But it is very much clear that in the absence of knowledge of Vedas, no one can become learned. Nowadays, also people live in dense jungle and do not lead a civilized life because they are not learned as cited above. Vedas are not sects because they emanate direct from God and God is one for all human beings. God creates sun, moon, air, water, food etc., which are meant for the best use of all human-beings for their long, happy life. So are the Vedas.
So all human beings must accept Vedas as an eternal knowledge from God, for the benefit of whole creation.
Vedas are self-proof to decide the truth i.e., whatever has been stated in Vedas, it all is true therefore our views on any matter like worship etc., should tally with Vedas otherwise will be considered unauthentic, being against the Vedas, it concludes that Vedas only tell to worship one, Almighty God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. He is formless, omnipresent, omniscient, beyond calculation and beyond imagination. However, who wants to worship Lord Ganesh and Godess Adimaya may go ahead at his own but such description is not there in Vedas.
P M: Swamiji Namaskar, Evolution is fact written by Charles Darwin. man was a ape then became a human being. there are evidence for it also. What Vedas have to say?
Swami Ram Swarup: Namaskar. Evolution does not effect the fundamental law of universe made by God. Suppose, a baby takes birth then under the universal law, she gets growth in mother’s womb as well as after being born in this world. The growth takes place uptil some fixed time and then growth stops. Thereafter, evolution involves deterioration and thus the body starts deteriorating and at a fixed time body stops working-heart beat, respiration, nervous system all stop working. So, the said law is unchangeable. Fundamental law of nature cannot be diverted in other systems stating that a man previously was monkey, his tail got changed into vestigial organ. Then one should be born with tail today also the same process should continue. So, Vedas do not say about even elementary views of Darwin law of evolution.