Ashish: Swamiji Namaste, Thank you so much for answering my query about making of universe from mool prakruti and atoms in such a systematic way.
One small doubt swamiji. In your answer, the 3 gunas which you have specified : Rajogun, Tamogun and Satvogun; is these the same what we call in english Electrons,Protons and Neutrons? Which is also called as negativley charged ions, positively charged ions and neutral ions? That is what I studied in Physics.
Swami Ram Swarup: Satva, Rajas and Tamas, these are the main three matters and when from these three matters, the creation does not starts (means period of final destruction-Pralaya) then this stage is called the Prakriti. When the alive power of God works in prakriti then creation starts. The said three matters are even smallest than electron, proton and neutrons.
The three qualities of prakriti stated above are unseen, beyond calculation, beyond imagination and beyond description. These cannot be perceived by eyes or any electronic instrument. So, when these matters combine, they give rise to micro-particles like electrons etc., which further combine to give rise to molecules, atoms and subsequently entire universe.
Sumit: Can you tell me that what happens to the who commits suicide?
Swami Ram Swarup: Suicide is a sin. It means that the God Who has given us a human-body has not been thanked by worshipping Him, according to Vedas. We by committing suicide return the human body to Him instead of accepting the sins. So, according to the process of Vedas, such persons are punished by God.
Suicide occurs in respect of those who indulge in illusion. Due to illusion, they are demoralised, lose patience. When the creation starts then at the beginning of every creation, God gives the knowledge of four Vedas to Rishis/human beings, to become learned by destroying the illusion. But those who due to one or the other reason, do not listen Vedas, they become unable to understand the motto of the human life and therefore the illusion effects them. As a result, they lose heart and commit suicide which is the greatest sin of human life. They even do not understand that due to their said act of sin, they will have to face more and more sorrows in the next birth. Even they are devoid of best human body which is meant to achieve salvation while doing all moral duties under the guidance of learned acharya of Vedic philosophy.
Atheist: Pranam swamiji, I am science student. I don’t think god exists. I am an atheist. You said in your website that atheism is vairagya. so i am already having vairagya right? I will attain salvation?
Swami Ram Swarup: I am sorry to say that God in Rigved states that he punishes the atheist. You see Rigved states that a person lives on the earth, eats, uses air, water, property and lives in family which are the comforts provided by Almighty God but in return he does not worship God. Thus he becomes thankless person. You are studying science but the person who is illiterate and does not know ABCD of science, similarly, you could have made contact with learned Acharya of Vedic philosophy then you could study Vedas and could also know about Almighty God Who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. So, you have right to become atheist in absence of Vedic knowledge. Vedas states “Nastiko vednindakaha” i.e., he who insults the Vedas or go against the Vedas, he is atheist. The deep meaning of atheist is also this that he who does not worship God according to Vedas, Shastras but makes his own ways of worship, is also atheist. I ask you a question. The formula of water is H2O. Whether the two atoms of Hydrogen and one atom of Oxygen will be mixed automatically or some power will do?
I have never said that atheist is vairagyavaan. I have always said- ascetic person is Vairagyavaan.