Bairi: Swamiji namaskar, I regularly chant mantras, in the morning ., but our family takes non veg, and many said mantras wont work if we take non veg and how can I overcome this?
Swami Ram Swarup: Namaskarji.
In Vedas, non-vegetarian and any type of addiction is strictly prohibited. A person when does all deeds according to Vedas, those deeds are called pious deeds and when he does deeds against the Vedas then those deeds are called sins. It is further stated in Vedas that God awards the punishment all our sins. I mean to say, intake of non-vegetarian and any type of addiction, being against the Vedas, is a sin. So, we must leave the said sins immediately. I also paste my article in this regard:-
We have to obey the preach of Vedas which emanates direct from God at the beginning of the earth. For carnivorous animals like lion, tiger, wolves, cat, dog etc., God allows to take non-vegetarian food. So the said act to take non-vegetarian food is not their sin. Similarly in Vedas for human beings, God states to take vegetarian food which is not a sin. Secondly, for human beings, Vedas strictly prohibit non-vegetarian food. That is why, we must take vegetables, food-grains etc., when they are fully ripe.
Vegetarians and non-vegetarians are two categories. Accordingly the construction of body i.e., teeth, small intestine and large intestine, and digestive system has been made by God.
Human beings come in vegetarian category. Our teeth and digestive system always differ from cat, dog, lion etc. Some animals like cow, buffalo, goat, elephant etc., also come in Vegetarian category. We take water by sipping but the animals who are non-vegetarian i.e., meat eater they do not sip but lick. Whatever we eat, that food develops our mind and body and creates natural behaviour. For example if we take a cub who is newly born and nurse him by giving milk and thereafter vegetarian food only and on the other hand to another cub we provide him meat, then when they will be younger their habit will differ. The cub taking vegetarian food will be as violent as the cub who took meat.
Now medical science also says that the energy in vegetarian food is more than that in non-vegetarian food. Vegetarian food gives long and ill free life. Vegetarian elephant is stronger than non-vegetarian lion.
Nobody can take meat until one gives violence to animals or birds etc., which is a sin. Our stomach becomes a graveyard where we gather meat by eating. As regards life in vegetarians it does not harm to them while plucking from plants etc. because every vegetarian plant has short life and is meant to give food to the human life. But to us meat is not entitled. Science has recently told that non-vegetarians are more susceptible to cancer disease and teeth degeneration as compared to vegetarians.
Non-vegetarian food is prohibited as per Vedas, shastras, Upnishads and all the ancient holy books. In vegetarian food an ocean of calories and vitamins is available by the mercy of God. Please check from a dietician about the same. Because it is lengthy one and I cannot explain here. For example dal, is full of proteins, soybean has more protein than any non-vegetarian food, which has ability to inhibit cancer also where as non-vegetarian does not. Green vegetables like palak, methi, etc., are the richest source of iron and vitamin A. So is the case of milk, curd, rice, fruit, etc.
The knowledge of Vedas emanates direct from God at the time of beginning of earth. So in this creation, the Vedas are the oldest knowledge originated about one arab 97 crore years ago. In all four Vedas, God has prohibited non-vegetarian, please.
Atharvaveda mantra 6/140/1 also states that Oh God! May my teeth, like the teeth of wolf not take non-vegetarian. Non-vegetarian has only some limited energy and vitamins whereas cow-milk is a complete food. Dry fruits, vegetables, curd, fruits etc., i.e., all other vegetable food has been made by God for us which are more beneficial than non-vegetarian food. Manusmriti shloka 2/177 strictly prohibits to take non-vegetarian food and any type of addiction. The nature of the animals or human beings who take non-vegetarian food is more violent than those who take vegetarian food. In this connection, you may consider lion, tiger, wolves, jackals etc. As regards power of vegetarian you may think about elephant who is the most powerful than other human/living beings and is vegetarian.
Onion and garlic are included as vegetarian food and full of vitamins, they protect from heat stroke, make stomach strong and make strong eye sight etc., but both are of Tamogunni nature and therefore only Brahmachari must not take the same.
PK Bajpai: I am grateful for the answer. Kindly forgive me as I want to know more about structure of Vedas as such I have another question: Whether the teachings in Upnishads contain the same Mantras (Wrichas) that are given in the main text of Vedas or there is difference in Mantras in Upnishads and Mantras in main Vedas? Whether Upnishads and Brahmans are part of Vedas?
Is there any book in English or Hindi which describes the structure of Vedas? With gratitude, Bajpai
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you and you are welcome please.
It is a fundamental law that knowledge is attained only when somebody gives it. In the beginning of creation, all the non-sexual creation was ignorant. So, the knowledge emanates from Almighty God and is ooriginated in the heart of four Rishis then ignorant rishis become learned who further spread knowledge to others. I mean to say, when all Rishi-munis become learned of Vedas, only then they become capable of writing holy books. So, all the holy books like six shastras , upnishads, Mahabharat, Bhagwad Geeta , Valmiki ramayan etc., were written by Rishis when they first learnt Vedas and thereafter become learned of Vedas.
The Ved vanni as quoted above, emanates directly from God so vedic mantras are divine mantras and Sanskrit language used in mantras is divine whereas language used by Rishis for writing shastras-upnishads etc., is not divine Sanskrit but is ordinary man-made Sanskrit language.Rishis-munis therefore wrote shastras—upnishhads in ordinary language but idea and base to write said books has been obtained from Vedas by the study of Vedas. So is the case of writing Brahmans. Regarding structure of Vedas, you are advised to make contact with M/S Vijay Kumar Hassanand, Nai Sadak, Delhi-110006.
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