T K Balaji: Can you please guide me, where is the phrase VANDE MATARAM in veda?
Swami Ram Swarup: Vande mataram prayer has not been mentioned in Vedas. It is written by Bankim Chandra Chatterji. I would advise you to study my book Vedas- A Divine light Part-I for its detail meaning.
J P Singh: Parampujya Guruji Maharaj Sadar sashtang pranam. Maharaj Dasharath and Acharya Dron were the followers of Vedas as per Balmiki Ramayan and Mahabharat. The both were died in the sorrow of their sons and they fall in the vikars. Please teach me and excuse me if I have asked some disgraceful.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you, my son. Yes, Acharya Dronn and Raja Dashrath died while grieving for their sons. As regards raja Dashrath, his son, as is also mentioned in Valmiki Ramayan, was a Yogeshwar and Almighty God manifested in him. So, if Raja Dashrath died while remembering Sri Ram then no harm for Him. However, Acharya dronn was emotionally attached to his son. It is O.k. please.
Raju Kumar Gupta: Is nonveg allow to hindu according to ved?????
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas never promote violence. So, how can vedas tell to take non-vegetarian because non-vegetarian can only be taken if one kills another living-being. In this connection, I paste my answer as under-
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 are different from that of 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 eaters 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 habits will differ. The cub taking vegetarian food will not 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 inflicts violence on 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 doesnot. 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.