Bipin Badheka:Pranam, Swamiji. Charan Sparsh. Kindly request to guide us on below.
(1) It is stated that creation gets destroyed one day and again new creation is made by God. But Swamiji, at time of destruction how earth gets destroyed and converted in prakriti. Is there any mention in Vedas about method/way of destruction of earth?
(2) Out of 4 vedas in which ved, Gayatri mantra is mentioned? Is it Samved?
(3) As stated Palmistry is not mentioned in Vedas and I also do not believe in it. But swamiji what is the reason and meaning of different lines in our palm? All persons have usually different lines in their palm in comparison. Dose Vedas state anything on this? Please guide us to avoid illusion if any on this. Pranam.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you, my son.
(1) Yes, Vedas elaborate all about the creation, nursing and destruction of the earth for which one will have to study at least mandal 10, Sukta 129 of Rigveda, Yajurveda chapter 31 and Sankhya Shastra Sutra 1/26. In this connection, I paste my article on creation –
The creation is eternal and automatic. There is no date of creation of the following:
(A) Almighty God who is alive, immortal, formless, creates, nurses and destroys the universe. He never indulges in any maya, mahamaya, illusion and deeds (good or bad. Yajurveda Mantra 40/8 and Yog shastra Sutra 1/26 also refer)
(B) Soul: Soul is alive, the purest, away from sins etc. but illusion covers the soul due to which soul forgets his original form and hence remains in sorrows, problems etc.
(C) Prakriti: Non-alive and has three qualities. i.e., Raj, tam, Satva. At a proper time, the power of God acts in prakriti and the universe is created. So the creation is eternal and automatic.
Raj, Tam and Satva are the three qualities of prakriti. When the said gunnas remain idle dormant i.e., do not work, then combination of these three gunnas(qualities) in dormant stage is called prakriti and this time is called “final destruction” of the universe. When an appropriate time comes, the creation is to be started again. Then the power of God works in the above three gunnas i.e., in the prakriti and immediately the creation starts. Rajo gunn is a sign of sensuousness etc., Tamo gunn signifies laziness and sato gunn signifies ego, pride. Our human body is also made of the said three gunnas.
Vedas tell that there are three eternal/immortal matters- first: Almighty God, second: souls, third: prakriti. Almighty God creates, nurses and destroys the universe and again creates it. The said process of creation is eternal/immortal/everlasting. Almighty God creates the universe from prakriti. When the raj, tam and satva gunnas of prakriti remain idle (dormant condition/inactive) then creation does not take place. At an appropriate time, a power of Almighty God acts in prakriti (i.e., in Raj, tam and satva gunnas). Immediately the process of creation starts and the first matter of prakriti is made which is called –Mahat i.e., mind; from Mahat- ahankar is made, from ahankar panch (5) tan matrayein, from panch (5) tanmatrayein, panch (5) mahabhoot are created. From panch mahabhoot, the entire matter of universe i.e., Sun, Moon air, water , our bodies, bodies of other living beings etc., are created. The whole creation is thus created from prakriti
and remains still (in active) like a statue. This creation is called non-sexual creation. In the said creation, the young human bodies are created which are neither old nor babies. Then by the power of God, in the said bodies, breathing system (prann vaayu) starts operating. At last, God enters into the universe and immediately all the humans and other living beings become alive and start functioning. Similarly, the non-alive matters like Sun, moon, earth, air, water etc., start their respective functions.
Creation, Science, worldly matters etc., is not possible until the same is created by someone. Secondly, knowledge is attained when knowledge is imparted by someone.
Rigveda mantra 10/129/ 1-6 throw light about creation that at that time, there was nothing and no living beings did exist. So there was no learned acharya who could give the knowledge to the newly created living beings like parents who educate the children to make them able to speak language and to know about the matters like crow, animals, chapati, ghee, sun, moon i.e., all matters of the world. See, if a newly born baby is managed to live in dense jungle and nursed well but he is not given education about the worldly matters etc. i.e., mathematics, science, animals, sun, moon etc., then even at the young age of 20-25, 30 years, he will not be able to speak any language and when he will be brought out of the cave of dense jungle and will be asked about the sun, moon, animals, birds before him, then he will not be able to reply because he was not given the said knowledge.
When we see towards sun, moon, air, space, human body etc. It is clearly understood that the said creation has not been made by any human being but Almighty God, from whom the knowledge of four Vedas emanates. In Vedas, the knowledge right from straw to Brahma has been mentioned. So in the beginning of non-sexual earth, the Vedas originated in the heart of four rishis: Agni, Vaayu, Aditya and Angira, and from the rishis the knowledge of science, deeds and worship along with every matter is being given to the public by which the public became educated scientist and wrote books, etc.
In Vedas as well as in fourth chapter of Yog Shastras of Rishi Patanjali, it is mentioned that those who do not believe in God are provided more and more facilities by nature and such people get spoiled etc.
On the contrary those who worship God, they naturally try to kill their desires and accordingly under the law, nature, help them to follow the true path to realize the God.
It is also pertinent to mention here that in Vedas, there is no mention of avtarwad or any proper noun, please. Vedas do not even contain any story or past, present or future life of anyone. Vedas contain knowledge i.e., entire science, form of deeds/duties and worship of God. Actually Vedas give knowledge right from straw to Brahma (God) of entire universe.
All four Vedas tell to worship a formless, Almighty, omnipresent, omniscient God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. God was one, is one and shall ever remain one. He is unchangeable, unchallengeable and beyond description. He has unlimited qualities and thus unlimited names but is one. Because He is Almighty and needs no help of anyone to create, nurse and destroy the universe therefore no need to take avtar.
But full details would only be known after studying all four vedas.
(ii) Gayatri mantra is mentioned in Yajurveda mantra 36/3. However, in Samveda mantra 1462 and Rigveda Mantra 3/62/10. Gayatri mantra is also mentioned but “Bhoorbhuvahaswaha” is not mentioned.
(iii) The construction of the body of every human-being is different from other especially in case of faces. So, is the case of lines of palm. The Yajurveda mantra 7/48 states that we’ve free to do any deed which is good or bad but result thereof is awarded by God in the shape of happiness and sorrows respectively.
Wok: Pranam Swamiji, Please answer my two questions – despite doing pious deeds and havan etc if one is miserable..what should be done? If it is result of our bad karmas then no way we can be happy in this world, what should one do? Secondly, are things like santan gopal pujas really help to get children?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. No doubt, the sorrows are the result of our previous lives’ bad deeds but the effect of the bad deeds are always destroyed by real, Vedic worship. One should always do daily hawan but especially, he should also attend holy Yajyen wherein Brahma (learned acharya of four Vedas) presides and in the end he delivers preach from Vedas. Secondly, daily holy name jaap of the God should be done to destroy all the bad effect of the deeds. In addition, the person should learn Yoga Philosophy and do daily hard practice thereof. For all the said knowledge he will have to make contact with learned acharya, please.
(Go + Paal) ‘Go’ means Vedvanni and “Paal” means “the one who nurses and protects”. Therefore the meaning of Gopal is he who protects the Vedas. First Gopal is formless, Almighty God who manifested within Sri Krishna Maharaj. God is formless and almighty. The knowledge of Vedas holds within the formless, Almighty God safely during the period of final destruction. Thereafter, when the God creates the universe then the knowledge of Vedas emanates from Him and is originated within the heart of four Rishis. Then the said knowledge is nursed and protected by learned Rishi-munis, yogis who learn and hold it safely. So, first of all, we should sure do sanatan gopal pooja who is formless, Almighty God who also nurses and protects us along with non-alive Prakriti.
Secondly, we should respect and render services to alive, learned Rishi-munis, yogis who know Vedic and Yoga Philosophy which is also a kind of sanatan gopal pooja.