The concept of Rebirth after this life and births before this life is the central theme of Vedas. However a new conspiracy has started that claims that the concept of rebirth is not to be found in Vedas and was incorporated in Hinduism much later through Upanishads and Geeta. This conspiracy started with growth of British imperialism because this was necessary for them to bring Hindus closer to Christianity to obtain Paradise. However in recent times, now that Islamic rule by sword no more exists in India, thanks to bravery of a whole generation from brave Rajputs like Rana Pratap to valiant Marathas like Chhatrapati Shivaji, this conspiracy has been adopted by modern day fanatic Islamic dawah agentss who believe that the only way to achieve Heaven of 72 virgins is by luring people to the fanatic version of Islam.
Thus a modern era preacher like Zakir Naik or Abdullah Tariq who have their own versions of Islam to spread, would start by showcasing similarities between Vedas and Quran. They would highlight on three key points:
a. Both Vedas and Quran believe in One and only One God who is to be worshipped.
b. Both Vedas and Quran believe God to be formless.
c. Both Vedas and Quran do not believe in concept of rebirth.
And then they would continue to highlight how Vedas have got adulterated and hence Quran alone (the latest abridged version of Vedas) needs to be believed in to be a true Hindu.
Especially after the Agniveer movement in recent months, this movement has intensified a lot. This has to happen because Agniveer movement has started a process of erstwhile Muslims coming closer to Hinduism. Further, many enlightened Muslims are questioning their Maulanas and their beliefs increasingly. Conversion activities by Dawah activists has seen a significant drop in urban and semi-urban regions in last few months. Not to mention the growing impact on netizens. The earlier copy-paste from Zakir articles has reduced because now Hindu activists post reply from Agniveer.
On November 24th, Times of India published an article. Titled ‘Namaz and Namo Namah’, it praised a group of Muslim pundits who are masters of Sanskrit and hence well-versed in both Quran and Vedas. The article starts with a very secular outlook and then in passing states that both Quran and Vedas believe in One God and do not believe in rebirth. You can review the article here:
While we congratulate these Muslim masters of Sanskrit for their love for their foundations, we ask them very specifically:
Will these Muslim scholars of Sanskrit clearly assert that a follower of Vedas, if a good noble charitable nationalist person, would still be blessed with Paradise by Allah even if he does not embrace Islam or does not believe in Muhammad being a Prophet or refuses to accept Quran as word of Allah or does not believe in Judgment Day?
We all know the answer. Zakir Naik has given it several times – that even the most noble person on earth will have to burn in Hell forever if he or she does not believe in Quran, Muhammad etc etc! So now you know what these fanatics mean when they claim that Islam stands for peace!
But, Agniveer considers such articles to be a vindication of the fact that the foundations are gradually shaking. However, to dispel the misconceptions, we would like to equip all truth-seekers with certain critical facts:
(Note: We are referring to Islam as preached by likes of Zakir Naik and IRF. We are not referring to the Islam followed by scientists like Dr APJ Abdul Kalam and Dr Pervez Hoodbhoy)
1. Islam does not believe in worship of One and Only One God/Allah.
In Islam, one has to include Muhammad along with Allah in worship. The Kalama of Islam was created from two different phrases from two different parts of Quran to mean that “There is no God but Allah” and “Muhammad is his Prophet”. You cannot be a Muslim and escape Hell if you recite the first part but refuse to utter the second part.
2. Vedas truly believe in worship of One and Only One God/ Ishwar
As per Vedas, there is no agent needed between you and Ishwar. You have a direct connection. All other people and resources and mere tools to reach Him and one need not remember them during worship. For more details, visit http://agniveer.com/2708/understanding-vedic-god/
3. Islam does not believe in formless God/Allah
As per Islam, God has a finite shape and he sits over 7th sky on top of a throne. He is like a giant amoeba who keeps changing shape and has boundaries. So instead of being formless, he has dynamic but limited form.
4. Vedic Ishwar/ God is truly formless
The Vedic Ishwar is omnipresent and hence there is no space vacant of him. He is within and outside everything, everywhere and every place. That is why you need not go to a temple, mosque, pilgrimage or Kaba to seek Him. He is within you. In fact you are within Him and you can find Him through your mind by doing noble actions, meditation and enhancing knowledge. For details, read http://agniveer.com/2708/understanding-vedic-god/ and http://agniveer.com/2728/more-on-vedic-god/
5. Quran clearly believes in rebirth
Unlike popularly believed, the original Quran has several verses that demonstrate without a doubt that Quran has foundations in theory of rebirth. Muhammad himself willed to take birth again and again. The only way that Islam can refuse belief in rebirth is by refusing to accept the words of Muhammad. For more details, refer http://satyagni.com/2110/islam-and-rebirth/
6. Vedas clearly believe in rebirth
Contrary to mischievous propaganda taking prominence in last few months, Vedas have their foundations in theory of rebirth. Almost all mantras of Vedas implicitly assume that rebirth happens across various species and situations as per Karma or actions of the soul. The sanskaars or tendencies of mind of soul is carried from one birth to another and thus, despite we not remembering details of past lives we still continue our progress from same point where we left past life. This is like we not remembering when we last sang a tune but can easily do it when situations come. More more details, refer http://agniveer.com/2790/salvation/ and http://agniveer.com/2763/understanding-self/
We provide some mantras from Vedas that specifically talk of rebirth:
O Blissful Ishwar, Please provide us again healthy eyes and other sense organs in next birth. Please provide us powerful vitality, mind, intellect, valor again and again in next births. We achieve bliss in this life and future lives. May we keep looking up to your glory always. Keep us in peace with your blessings.
O Ishwar, you provide us space, earth and other elements again and again so that our sense organs function. You provide us the ability to have good health and enjoy life in every birth. You make us strong again and again in various births.
Whenever we take birth, may our deeds be such that we get a pure mind, long life, good health, vitality, intellect, strong sense organs and a powerful body. In next life also, keep us away from bad deeds and indulge us in noble actions.
May we get healthy sense and work organs in next life as well. May I am full of vitality. May I have spiritual wealth and knowledge of Ishwar and vedic concepts again and again. May we be selfless for welfare of world in next lives again and again. May our deeds be noble so that we get human life and always get purity of mind and actions so that we can worship you and achieve salvation.
One who conducts noble actions obtains noble lives in next births with strong body and sharp intellect. Those who conduct bad deeds get birth in lower species. To experience the fruits of past actions is natural trait of soul. After death, the soul resides in Vayu, Jala, Aushadhi etc and again enters the womb to take next birth.
There are two paths for the soul. One path Pitriyan provides birth again and again through union of father and mother, good and bad deeds, happiness and sorrow. The other path of Devayana frees the soul from cycle of birth and death and provides bliss of salvation. The whole world reverberates with both these paths. And after both, the soul again takes birth as progeny of father and mother.
Question: Whom do we consider the most pure? Who is the most enlightened one in entire world. Who provides us mother and father again in the world after gifting us ultimate bliss or Mukti?
Answer: The self-enlightening, eternal, ever-free Ishwar alone is most pure. He alone provides us mother and father again in the world after gifting us ultimate bliss or Mukti.
Hence, it is amply clear that those who claim that Vedas have no concept of rebirth are either fooling themselves or the world.
7: Quran is not available in original form and it is impossible to find original Quran composed by Muhammad.
Quran has been subject to tremendous distortions due to infighting between relatives and followers of Muhammad during his last days and after his death. Some sects believe that original Quran has 17000 verses which is very close to number of unique verses in Vedas. In fact there is no instruction in Quran to call this book Quran alone. Several other names also come which include names used to denote Vedas, Old and New Testament! It is more plausible than contemporary belief that Quran actually refers to Vedas as Divine or Heavenly Books. Because many poets before Muhammad also used to praise Vedas. We shall review this in a subsequent article. Also unlike Vedas, there is no logical method devised to protect Quran from distortions. It only relies on memory of those people who escaped being killed by Caliph for reciting a version of Quran that was not acceptable to him. To know more on why present Quran is not original Quran read http://satyagni.com/3118/miracle-islam/
8. Vedas are unchangeable and available in same old pristine format.
In lines with mathematical genius of ancient Hindus, Vedas have been preserved in a mathematically robust technique to preclude possibility of distortion of even a single syllable. Even if someone tries to publicize a distorted Veda, that can easily be tracked and rectified. No other book on earth can claim to have such sound methods of protection from times beyond known history. There has never been a time when a literature claims that Vedas were being written. Thus the oldest texts of the world with more than 20000 verses is still available in same unadulterated format as it was originally gifted by Ishwar during inception of civilization. To know details of this, please read http://agniveer.com/2697/why-vedas-cannot-be-changed/
9. Contemporary Islamic philosophy is full of logical loopholes while Vedas are without such loopholes.
Further Vedas do not force anyone to mug up Vedas but approach Vedas only in a scientific rational manner in sync with one’s spiritual development. After all there is no scope for anyone trying to fool God by believing blindly in Vedas and saying Tauba or Sorry like in Islam or Christianity. This is because Vedas rightly are based on foundation that human ignorance cannot be removed all together in one single life and demands rebirth. Thus while Vedas answer all riddles in life and allow scope to each soul to understand at their own pace, religions like Islam and Christianity, with their insistence on single life, have blatant loopholes in their philosophy. For a snippet, please refer http://agniveer.com/465/god-crazy/
Thus while Vedas even accommodate refusal to accept Vedas as divine to progress further, Islamic fanaticism condemns all non-believers, howosomuch noble, to Hell fire forever.
In light of above indisputable facts, any true seeker of Allah should take recourse to Vedas alone. Times of India should, instead of trying to promote blind faith, extol Muslims to embrace Vedas and concepts of rebirth and One Allah (and no Prophet) to spread peace and harmony instead of wishes of Hell for non-believers.
We must explore how we can join hands the way we were joined as one single family before butchers like Muhammad Bin Qasim, Khiljis, Ghazni, Ghauri, Tughlaqs, Lodhis, Babur, Humayun, Shershah, Akbar, Jahangir, Shahjahan, Aurangzeb and other impotent Mughals, Tipu Sultans, Nadir Shahs, Durranis etc raped our mothers and killed our fathers to create towers of cut-heads to make us leave the Dharma of our forefathers. The remaining gap was fulfilled by anti-national Sufis who fooled people and sided with enemies of the country. And yes, the foolish caste-system that disallowed our Muslim brothers and sisters from coming back home was the last nail in the coffin. We have rejected that in http://agniveer.com/series/caste-system-3/
But we have now removed that nail and are in mission of bringing our lost brothers back to glory of our original ancestral home by welcoming them back. We are in this mission not out of any false illusion of a paradise of virgins, nor any petty gains here. We are in this mission to build the bridge to home once again and make the nation and world prosper. We are in this mission to rewrite those painful chapters of history where we forgot the message of Vedas and allowed ourselves to be tortured by our self-created destiny. Yes, we all were accomplice in this tragedy – those who left home, those who did not call them back, those who fought for the butchers and those who did not support the Shivajis and Prataps. But now is the time to learn from the mistakes and make Bharat the golden lion once again!
And we are into this mission with utmost truthfulness and honesty because they alone are escalators to ultimate bliss – for self and world!
To conclude, we reproduce an except from Arya Musafir’s amazing poem:
आ फिर से गले मिल के पुरखों को दिखा दें
दो भाई मिलें फिर ये माता को दिखा दें
हाथों में हाथ डाल के फिर से वो ही मस्ती
दुनिया को भी थोड़ा सा रुला दें औ हंसा दे