AW: Pranam Guruji , I have been introduced to the Veda Philosophy by one of my close friend and a strong disciple of the truth of the Vedas. My mental education so far inclines me towards monetary gains through business to generate abundant wealth to help infants and poor children around the globe with facilities like food and education. I get really thrilled by the though and would gain immense satisfaction through such action. My question is how do I transpose OR would I be able to transpose the power of the Vedas into modern Business to reach new heights of success. I have learned so far the power of subconscious mind is the ultimate doer of fruitful actions. I felt awakened when I met my friend and understood a bit about the power of Hawan and Jaap . I would incorporate it in my life with immediate effect. Further more the ideology of selflessness is in me and I would like to give it a go through real world business best and prove the world how Vedas can empower and facilitate the business growth? Please suggest a course of action.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. I appreciate your views on Vedas, please. I bless you for a long, happy life. I would also like to paste my article on origin of Vedas, below and suggest you also to read at least one of my books- Vedas divine light and listen to audio CD. Books and Cds will be sent to you free of cost as a presentation from ved mandir. If you desire, then please send your postal address.
Your views to help the poor children are also remarkable. However, Vedas state that to help the others, first of all person himself be capable of controlling his senses, perceptions, mind and intellect. You are right again that power of subconscious mind is needed. Then wealth will be used properly to obtain the power of subconscious mind. I would advice you to start daily havan with Gayatri mantra and after finishing havan, do name jaap of God- Om. Again, it is necessary to do the practice of yoga philosophy i.e., asan, prannayam, meditation etc. The said worship is done while discharging family duties and doing hard work to earn sufficient money. But problem is there that above mentioned worship is learnt from a learned acharya of Vedas and yoga philosophy in person, please. Vedas state clearly to make contact with learned acharya of Vedas and Yoga Philosophy to gain knowledge. So, either locate local acharya or if possible, you may come here. The Vedas already advice about business, economy. If you do the needful as suggested then God will help you a lot to fulfill the pious desire.
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.
Anonymous: Pranam, Guruji. Charan Sparsh With your blessings I am practicing asan/pranayam & doing havan daily both times. This is giving me immense inner satisfaction and enabling to concentrate more in GOD. Before death in this life I want to do this practice to my level best under your shelter and I pray for the same. Further, Guruji, I have personal laptop and internet facility at home and on weekend I can spare time for Ved Mandir. So if there is any work which I can do and can contribute, please inform me and I will be grateful for the same. Again with charan sparsh. Pranam.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. I appreciate and send my heartiest blessings for your success. You already know that God helps those who help themselves. Secondly, knowledge is gained from an acharya (spiritual). You’ve gained knowledge to begin spiritualism and you are trying your level best too then no doubt God shall fulfill your pious desires.
Yes, you will sure be remembered for your computer services in future, if any.
My heartiest blessings to you.