Mala: Namaskar Swamiji, What does the Vedas say about Deepawli? What is Yama and Yami. Aur parmatma kyon duniyaan banai (why God creates this universe). Thank you and with regards, dhanyavad ji
Swami Ram Swarup: Namaskaar, my daughter. The main history to celebrate Diwali is that on the day of Diwali, Sri Ram reached Ayodhya after the expiry of exile period and the people by lighting diyas showed their heartiest happiness on the pious occasion.
Why God has created the universe?
It is usually asked as to why God should create all this at all. Why indicates “mark of interrogation” i.e., question, that is, what is the reason behind? So, actually the above question will be what is the reason behind creation of the universe? Its answer will be that creation is eternal. A deep study of four Vedas reveals that God, prakriti and souls are called “Swayambhu”. Swayambhu means which has not been made by anyone. The universe is created from prakriti but prakriti is non-alive and God is alive. At a stipulated time (which is eternal) power of God (not God) acts in prakriti and universe is created. This creation is eternal then the power of God nurses the creation and automatically at a stipulated time, the final destruction takes place. So creation, nursing and destruction take place automatically at a fixed time. It means creation, nursing and destruction is eternal and God has not to decide or even think for the same. So question does not arise to put question that why God should create all this at all.
Freedom to the human beings to do good or bad deeds is also eternal and thus everlasting but God awards the result of deeds. So naturally, here also the question of grading etc., does not arise because such process is eternal and everlasting. It is only for the person to decide whether he follows true path of Vedas for long, happy life and to attain salvation or he wants to be indulged in illusion to do sins etc. God has nothing to do for the same, being eternal law. Keeping the above views in mind, to give or not to give freedom is now not a question please.
God has not only given the freedom to do good or bad deeds but he has blessed us with the knowledge of Vedas wherein other pious rules and regulations to live a long, happy life have been mentioned. For e.g.: In Yajurveda, God states that the best pious deed is Yajyen, to be performed by all. Then moral duties have been mentioned to be discharged. In Vedas, God has warned that if anybody will not obey the preach of God mentioned in Vedas then only the God will punish the
So naturally, the sins are done when people do not listen to Vedas or
do not make contact with learned Acharya. Yes, if God could not have
preached us in Vedas to follow pious path. Then it would have been the
fault of God only. But really, God is merciful and has showered all
blessings upon us in Vedas to follow.
Ravi: Is it true that time become slower when we travel at a speed comparable
to light? What Vedas say about all this?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. The movement of the time is unchangeable and immortal. So, question of becoming slow or fast does not arise.
Rahul: Is there any method to get intuition powers through Veda instructions?
Swami Ram Swarup: A Yogi who has attained asampragyat Samadhi acquires some divine
powers and is able to get intuitions.