Rohit: Swami ji pranaam kaya koi aisa ved mantra hai joh yeh kehta hoh ki Vedas say doubt everything accept nothing unless you realize the truth.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Yes, Rigved mantra 1/164/39 states that if a person studies Vedas or other holy books etc, but he does not realize Almighty God by holding the preach of God in life like daily Yajyen, Ashtang Yog practice etc., then it means, he knows nothing and his life is of no use.
Manusmriti states “Agyo bhavati vai balah, Pita bhavti mantradah” i.e., according to Vedas, he is elder who knows and follows Vedas even if he is ten years old boy. On the contrary, if a person even of hundred years of age and does not follow Vedas-shastras is called ignorant. In the universe, the eldest, adorable dignitary is Formless, Almighty God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. In a nation, a king is the eldest who has to discharge his duties to serve the country and in a family, father is the eldest member and has to discharge his duties accordingly.
It means doubt arises in the mind of an ignorant person, not in the mind of learned. And ignorant person will accept nothing but the learned person accepts every pious matter of the world including family life, given by God. So, human-beings must be learned of Vedas to destroy ignorance otherwise life will be of no use but will ruin.
Deepak: Swamiji charan sparsh swamiji jaisa mujhe lagta hai havan ham vatavaran ko shudh karne ke liye kartey hai aur mai hamesha karta bhee rahoonga, lekin ek sawal thaa ki agar ham koyle jala kar us par gugal dhoop yaa havan samgri daale to jo dhooan hoga vo bhee vatavan shudhi kar sakta hai to dhoop me aur havan me kya fark hai swamiji your loving son deepak
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Nahin, kewal vatavarann shudh karne ke liye havan nahin kiya jaata. Vatavarann shuddhi ke saath yeh sabse mahaan Ishwar kee pooja hai. Yajyen mein hum Ishwar kee Stuti, Upasana aur Prarthna karke Ishwar kee pooja karte hue Ishwar ko prasann karte hain. Phalswarup hee weh hamaree raksha aur hamare dukhon ka naash karke hamein moksh pad deta hai. Yajyen kewal vatavarann shuddh karta hai yeh weh manushya hee keh saktey hai jinhon nein vidya ka adhyayan nahin kiya. Yajyen karne kee aagya swayam Ishwar nein dee hai. Yajyen kee mahima ka varnnan Ishwar kripa se maine eek pustak mein kiya hai yadi aapki ichha ho to aap weh pustak yahaan se mangaa kar pad saktein hain-
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Koyla jalaakar havan samigri, ghee kee aahuti nahin dalee jaatee. Vidhipoorvak havan karte hue jalti hue agni mein aahuti dalee jaatee hai. Isliye aap upar kee dono pustakein mangaakar padein jismein bahut gyan hai.
Hum, havan/Yajyen karne ke Vedon mein kahe anadi niyam ko naa todein. Mann ghadant Yajyen/havan karne se nuksaan hoga.
Shariq: What is ankahi? What is the meaning of Bramha sutra?
Swami Ram Swarup: Ankahi means which has not been pronounced from mouth. So, unuttered voice is Vedas. In this connection, I paste my article as under-
God has made universe and blessed us with human body to do pious deeds to attain salvation 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 mantras 10/135/1,2 refer)
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, 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 does not have 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 recreates. Atharvaveda mantra 4/1/1 also says that God gives the knowledge of Vedas at the beginning of the earth to four Rishis of non-sexual 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 even if he becomes young or old. So we have to think about the origin of the knowledge prevalent in the world today. In this connection the Vedas themselves say that God gives this knowledge to four Rishis. As said by Rishi Patanjali in Yoga shastra sutra 1/26, God is the 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 orally. At that time there was no pen, pencil, paper, etc. This process of studying Vedas orally remained till Mahabharata time. Muni Vyas too remembered Vedas traditionally by heart. Then Muni Vyas for the 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 those which are preached by mouth by an Acharya/yogi and the printed Vedas are called Sanhita.
Now if somebody worships a statue etc., then it is their own creation please but Vedas deny. According to Vedas the best worship of the God is Yajyen 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, Yajurveda Mantra 3/6 states “Ayam Gauhu Swaha Pitram Puraha Prayan Mataram Prishnihi Aakrameet Asadat”.
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 53,111 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 write 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 Valmiki Ramayana, six shastras, Mahabharat (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.
Brahma sutra means the small preach in the shape of small Sanskrit formula which gives knowledge of Almighty God, souls and Prakriti and creation. There are six shastras mentioned below in which ancient Rishis have mentioned Brahma sutra.
There are six shastras which are also called “darshans”. ‘Darshan’ means “to see the reality of God, souls, Prakriti/creation etc.” Following are shastras-
Nyaye Shastra- It has five chapters written by Maharishi Gautam. Here, the meaning of Nyaye is by which we reach at a definite principle. The following main subjects are contained in this shastra-
i) To get solution of ordinary problems,
ii) To unveil the secrets of the universe,
iii) Soul and salvation,
iv) God and His knowledge
The shastra firmly/strongly tells to believe in the existence of God on which it states-
a) All the matters of universe are compound in nature. So, there must be an alive power who unites the basic elements to create the compound matters of universe.
b). There must be an alive power who awards the result of deeds to living-beings.
c). Vedas are the storehouse of divine knowledge. Vedas are “Apaurushayaha” i.e., not written by any human-being but are God-made.
d). To realise the God, mann, buddhi, chit, ahanakar (inner organs) must be the purest and the outer means to realise God will be of no use.
Vaisheshik Shastra- written by Kannad Rishi. Special subtlest/minutest matters being the subject of the shastra, it has been named as Vaisheshik shastra.
The Shastra mainly tells about the following six matters- Dravya (matter), gunn (qualities), Karma (deeds), Saamanya (ordinary), Vishesh (special/distinctive), Samvaye (i.e., inseparable relation in a matter. For example- Inseparable relation between fragrance and flower).
The main principles of this shastra are as under-
a) Parmannuwad- The atomic theory i.e., the creation is based on Parmannu (atoms etc.) i.e., the creation is based on coming together of innumerable atoms.
b) Anekatmawad- There are several souls which are provided with different kinds of bodies based on the result of their deeds.
c) There must be some reason of creation i.e., without reason no result is obtained. For example- The reason of the baby is his parents.
d) The atomic theory is eternal- The atom (in the case of creation) is the minutest one and being indivisible is indestructible.
Note- (Here the atom means Rajo gunn, Tammo gunn and sato Gunn, which are eternal.)
e) Srishtiwad- The theory of creation of universe.
“Without cause no result”
So, the cause of creation is Almighty God.
f) Mokshawad – The theory of salvation- the main motto of the soul is to attain salvation by breaking the cycle of death and birth.
Sankhya Shastra :- Writer is Kapil Muni.
Sankhya Darshan mainly tells about the purpose of Prakriti and souls. Prakriti means Satva, Rajas and Tamo qualities which are at the stage when they do not create the universe i.e., the time after final destruction and before new creation. The matters of universe created from prakriti are utilized by prakriti for those persons, who do not follow the spiritual path, to fulfill their desires and as a result such persons always remain indulged in illusion. And for those who select spiritual path, prakriti helps them to realise God.
It tells that whatever is there in the universe, the same is eternal and everlasting and that which is not in the universe that does not ever exist.
This shastra also tells about the existence of Almighty, Omnipresent God, The Creator of universe.
Sankhya shastra tells that soul has to face three types of sorrows i.e., Adhyatmik, adhibhautik and adhidaivik and by following the spiritual path i.e., practice of Ashtang Yoga Philosophy etc., and achieving asceticism, soul can attain salvation.
SANKHYA SHASTRA DOES NOT DENY EXISTENCE OF GOD
All six Darshans believe in God. It is our bad luck that we do not listen to Vedas from learned acharya of Vedas and yoga philosophy who is only able to make the students understand the truth. In this connection, Vedas themselves state that listen to Vedas and spiritual preach only from a learned acharya of Vedas and Ashtang Yoga philosophy (Yajurveda mantra 40/10 and Atharvaveda mantra 7/2/1 refer).
Now, people listen to shastras etc., from uneducated saints i.e., from saints who never study Vedas and never practise Ashtang Yoga philosophy and hence the problem. You see, six Darshans have been written by those Rishis who first studied Vedas. On the other hand, those saints are teaching Darshan who do not even have elementary knowledge of Vedas. Even several saints are against Vedas and shastras and such so called saints are declaring that Sankhya shastra does not believe in God. As stated in Bhagwad Geeta where Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj state that Oh! Arjun, you are not able to see me with your naked eyes and the said statement of Sri Krishna Maharaj is true because all Vedas like Yajurveda mantra 40/4 state that no organ like ear, eye, nose, skin or tongue and mind/intellect is able to realise or know the Almighty God. To know the God, Vedic education and Ashtang Yoga Philosophy mentioned therein, is to be practised and when such practice will be done then the above quoted all senses will become dead, the Yogi will attain Samadhi to realise God. At this juncture only, Yogi/Rishi becomes able to know the eternal reality of Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy. I mean to say, Sankhya shastra sutra 1/57 is being used as proof that Sankhya Darshan does not believe in God, which is totally man made false theory. Worldly meaning of the sutra is that the existence of Almighty God will not be proved.
Secondly, the meanings of the previous sutras relate to the creation. Universe is created from non-alive matter, prakriti when small part of the power of alive God acts in non–alive prakriti. Sutras tell that creation is not made from God but the creation is made from prakriti. To clear the same, Sankhya shastra states that if somebody will tell that creation is made by God alone then “Ishwarasiddhehe” i.e., then the existence of the formless and alive God can’t be proved.
There are several Sankhya Shastra sutras which state about the formless omnipresent God. For example- Sankhya shastra sutra 3/56 states –
“Sa Hi Sarvavit Sarvakartta”,
Meaning= (Hi) because (Sa) He i.e., God (Sarvavit) omniscient/knower of everybody and (Sarvakartta) creator of the world i.e., God is omnipresent/omniscient and creator of the universe.
Next sutra 3/57 states
Meaning = (Eedrisheshwarsiddhihi) thus the existence of God (Siddha) has firmly been proved.
Atharvaveda mantra 12/5/40 states that those who take only a portion of any mantra/shloka/sutra etc., for their own benefit, I (God) punish them. I mean to say, if a learned Rishi of Vedas’ philosophy would teach Sankhya shastra, he will teach the above quoted sutra with reference to context of previous sutra which states that if somebody would ask about the existence of Almighty God to be seen with eye, then Kapil Muni quoted above sutra- “Ishwarasiddhi”.
That thus, “God will not be there” because as briefed above from Bhagwad Geeta that God cannot be seen or realized with any sense organ like eye etc.
Yog Shastra :- in this shastra , Patanjali Rishi preaches about Ashtang Yoga education and tells to attain salvation by following it. He tells soul faces the result of his deeds but Almighty God is ever away from klesh, deeds and does not face the result of deeds etc.
Mimansa Shastra- Writer is Gemini Rishi.
This shastra preaches about Dharma. Knowledge of dharma cannot be achieved without knowing four Vedas because the dharma is established by God only and not by man. That is why, the fact of dharma is told by Vedas being the only self-proof. The main subject matter of this shastra is four Vedas. It tells-
(a). Path of achieving knowledge.
(c). The decision on duties and its failure of non-performance.
(d). It also promotes performance of deeds selflessly and to have realization of God.
Vedanta Shastra:- writer is Vyas muniji.
Vedanta shastra tells about:-
(i) God (ii) Souls (iii) Prakriti.
It tells that said three eternal matters are distinctly separate from each other. So, the shastra condemns the present Vedanta that soul is itself Almighty God.