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In this article, we shall summarize the key elements of Vedic religion – the ONLY religion for all human beings. and French

(Please note that by religion we imply Dharma in this article and not a cult. English being a hopelessly approximate language that evolved in a coarse culture fails to provide equivalents of words like Dharma, Karma, Brahmcharya etc. Thus we have to live with these approximations. Until the day comes when Vedic culture and vedic language become the mainstay due to rationality of human beings in the world, such gaps in communication will continue to remain.)

Please note that Vedas belong to an era when the only cult, community or religion was that of humanity (another very poor approximate of word Manushyata). While Vedas elaborate on a large number of deep subjects and provide a complete framework to reach up to ultimate levels of bliss and truth, following points summarize what it takes to become followers of Vedic religion. Regardless of one’s knowledge, views, ideology or intellect if she or he follows these points, she or he is following the Vedic religion. If one does not follow any rituals, any tradition or any norms, but adheres to these points, she or he is following the Vedic religion.

This alone is the religion that Agniveer wants to preach, and this alone is the true and only way to bliss. You would find many of these points common in various cults and religions. That is because Vedas remain the original source of everything good. Whatever is good in these other cults is inherited from the Vedas. Thus if one is following any good practice, it is Vedic dharma. No one can survive without being Vedic for a moment. The effort in life should be directed towards eliminating the unnecessary additional waste that is not Vedic and yet we keep pulling like a donkey.

So here is a summary of Vedic religion. Embrace them and live a life of bliss beyond imaginations! (To review original Hindi text, please visit Introduction to Vedas (Hindi) and review chapter named Vedoktadharmavishaya.)

1. The last Sukta of Rigveda (10.161) summarizes the whole essence of what humans should do to imbibe the Vedas. The entire Vedas have to be understood in context of this Sukta which emphasizes on the most differentiating trait of human beings – unity – in purpose, method and approach. Here is a summary list of the dictates of Vedic religion in this Sukta:

Rigveda 10.161.2
- walk together in the path of truth without bias, injustice and intolerance
- talk to each other to enhance knowledge, wisdom and affection without malice and hatred
- keep working together to enhance knowledge and bliss
- follow the path of truth and selflessness as exemplified by noble people

Rigveda 10.161.3
- Your analysis of right and wrong should be unbiased and not specific to particular set of people
- You should organize together to help everyone enhance their health, knowledge and prosperity
- Your minds should be devoid of hatred and should see progress and happiness of all as one’s own progress and happiness and you should only act for enhancement of happiness of all based on truth
-  Work together to eradicate falsehood and discover truth
- Never ever deviate from path of truth and unity

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Rigveda 10.161.4
- Your efforts should be full of enthusiasm and for bliss of everyone
- Your emotions should be for one and all and love everyone the way you love yourself
- Your desire, resolve, analysis, faith, abstinence, patience, keenness, focus, comfort etc all should be towards truth and bliss for all, and away from falsehood.
- Keep working in synergy to increase each others’ knowledge and bliss.

2. Yajurved 19.77
- All humans at all times should have passion only for adoption of truth and rejection of falsehood. This should be a continuous process and one should keep detaching faith from what one discovers to be false and keep attaching faith to what one discovers to be true based on analysis, logic, facts and evidence.

3. Yajurved 36.18
- Humans should never hate any other living being and interact with each other with love and affection
-  Humans should consider all living beings as their friends and work for prosperity of everyone

4. Yajurved 1.5
- All human beings should resolve to accept only truth and reject the falsehood. Even the prayer to Supreme should request only eradication of falsehood and embrace of truth alone.

5. Yajurved 19.30
- When one resolves to adhere to truth, she becomes eligible for bliss and truth. When she becomes eligible, she starts getting rewards in form of knowledge and satisfaction. Such rewards strengthen the resolve and enhance the faith towards pursuit of truth. As the faith enhances, so does the bliss and knowledge one gets. And eventually this leads to ultimate bliss or Salvation.

6. Atharvaved 12.5.1,2
- Shrama – extreme efforts and Tapa – desire to withstand challenges and troubles happily for sake of one’s goal – are the two basic characteristics of humans that they should never leave.
- Through Shrama and Tapa, humans can unravel the greatest mysteries of the world and understand the knowledge of Brahma or Supreme
- Shrama and Tapa should be utilized to adopt truth and reject falsehood
- Shrama and Tapa should be utilized to enhance one’s wealth and prosperity of the nation
- Shrama and Tapa should be utilized to gain fame based on truth alone

7. Atharvaved 12.5.3
- One should use one’s own things and not steal from others
- One should ensure that everyone trusts each other completely. Trust cannot come without passion for truth and hence truth should be adhered to in all situations
- One should make greatest efforts to protect true knowledge, scholars and innocent people
- One should indulge in extracting best benefits through Yajna – by selfless acts of general benefits for all, promoting true knowledge and applying this knowledge in all fields
- One should never be lazy and continue putting efforts for the Yajna

8. Atharvaved 12.5.7-10
(These mantras provide a complete snapshot of Vedic religion)
Oja – Bravery in following truth
Teja – Fearlessness
Saha – To follow truth regardless of happiness, sorrow, loss, gain
Bala – To continue increasing physical and mental strength through study, Brahmacharya, discipline, exercise etc
Vaak – To speak sweetly for propagation of truth
Indriya – To direct all the 5 sense organs, 5 action organs and mind towards truth and righteousness and away from sins
Shree – To put all efforts and plan for creation of a powerful country based on truth, justice and honesty and bringing down those rulers who are corrupt, impotent, devoid of self-respect and selfish
Dharma – To continuously accept truth and reject falsehood and bring benefit for all human beings and living beings through this process
Brahma – To promote scholars and noble people who would propagate knowledge
Kshatra – To promote brave people who would protect nation and people, and severely punish those who harm innocent people or attempt to denigrate the society
Visha – To promote commerce and trade and work towards propagation of global economy devoid of discrimination
Twishi – To promote and publicize noble virtues and truth alone
Yasha – To work for global fame based only on truth and noble virtues
Varcha – To establish a sound education system for all men and women
Dravinam – To explore for more and more wealth based on above traits, safeguard the existing wealth, enhance the safeguarded wealth and investing wealth to promote knowledge and noble virtues
Ayu – To put all efforts to increase one’s lifespan
Roopam – To wear good clean clothes take showcase dignity and respect
Naam – To work towards setting examples so that others are also inspired towards path of truth
Keerti – To propagate true knowledge so that we also get fame
Prana Apana – To control breathing patterns to eliminate diseases and enhance longevity
Chakshu Shrotra – To use sense organs to continuously explore truth and reject falsehood
Paya Rasa – To have drinks that enhance health and vitality – like milk, water, medicines etc
Anna Annadya – To have good food that is beneficial for health as per methods of medical sciences
Ritam – To worship only the ultimate Ishwar who is Supreme and none else
Satyam – To have no absolutely differences in what one knows, speaks and acts upon
Ishtam – To desire only total bliss through worship of one and only one Ishwar through noble acts as described above
Poortam – To plan and act for fulfillment of Ishtam as defined above
Praja – To educate masses and new generation in all true fields of knowledge and actions
Pashava – To care for animals as well

The mantra uses ‘Cha’ meaning ‘and’ several times to emphasize that apart from those mentioned above, any other trait that promotes truth and wisdom and eradicates falsehood and grief from among masses should be readily adopted.

Other texts based on Vedas elaborate this subject of religion or Dharma in greater detail and so do many other mantras of Vedas. Some of the other excellent elaborations on Dharma are found in Taittriya Aranyak 7.9,11; 10.8; 10.62,63; Mundakopanishad 3.1.5,6 and Purva Meemansa 1.1.2 which states that whatever is advised by Ishwar in Vedas (as explained above) is Dharma.

(You can read them in detail in Rigvedadibhashyabhumika or Introduction to Vedas by Swami Dayanand in Chapter named Vedoktadharmavishaya. Its a compulsory reading for those desiring to understand the Vedas.)

The definition of Dharma or religion as per Vaisheshik Darshan 1.1.2 is “ Whatever leads to happiness and ultimate bliss or Moksha for entire world – alone is Dharma”.

All human beings should follow this religion or Dharma alone and reject everything else that does not comply with it, or are unnecessary additions over it. This alone is the religion for all human beings. Humans do not have two religions. So accept only this religion, as described above, and reject everything else!

May the truth prevail!

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  1. Shabdika says

    Pl verify some body who knows better the following coments posted in FaithFreedom.org on Brahmcharis article.

    “Since you talk about incest, do you know that it is written in your pornographic Rig Veda that Indra and his wife enticed their own son to have a foursome (Indra, Indrani, Vrsakapi, Vrsakapi’s wife) with them? Below is just couple of verses in Rig Veda 10:86:6-7 as a sample.
    —————————————————————————————?

    Indrani: “No woman has finer loins than I, or is better at making love. No woman thrusts against a man better than I, or raises and spreads her thighs more. Indra supreme above all.”

    (Indrani’s son) Vrsakapi: “O little mother, so easily won, as it will surely be, my loins, my thigh, my “head” seem to thrill and stiffen, little mother. Indra supreme above all.

    Can you imagine a conversation between you and your mother goes something like that? He he he… I wouldn’t doubt you’d talk like that to your mother too, since your Rig Veda allows it to happen. Read the whole story and you’ll enjoy how perverted your demonic scriptures are. The happy ending of the poem is; they have lots of children afterwards. He he he….”
    IWANT TO REPLY IT SOON.””””””” SHABDIKA.

    • Arya says

      @Shabdika
      Sister, ask him first, which translation he has given? If he does not tell, give him any verse of Quran and write its meaning as -”Allah is friend of Satan and both are fooling the Muslim Ummah!” When he will ask you to give an authentic translation, you ask him first the same for Mantras. And tell him to give the translation of any Rishi.

  2. Shabdika says

    Thanks, respected Arya ji. what is the actual meaning of this verse ? BTW I have already replied him that the translation quoted by him is given by either Dalit organisation or by christian missionaries who are already baised against us hindus. once again thanks for quick response.——–shabdika.

  3. Shabdika says

    Good. The suitable reply has been given by someone . The attack was done by christian.

    ” Wagamama says:
    July 16, 2010 at 12:00 am .Kababa, you are praising a person who is apt at quoting from his own fake source. Anyone can write anything and presume that to be true. Here is the correct translation of Rig Veda 10:86:6-7. These are the statements of a woman, addressing her mother, in praise of Indra with whom she was in love. F-farter made it threesome affair imagining Lot and his daughters.

    न मत सत्री सुभसत्तरा न सुयाशुतरा भुवत |
    न मत्प्रतिच्यवीयसी न सक्थ्युद्यमीयसी विश्वस्मादिन्द्रौत्तरः || 6
    Translation: I am the lady with greater charms, and possess greater wealth in the form of love.
    None with more passion offers all her beauty to her lord’s embrace than I. Supreme is Indra over all.

    उवे अम्ब सुलाभिके यथेवाङग भविष्यति |
    भसन मे अम्बसक्थि मे शिरो मे वीव हर्ष्यति विश्वस्मादिन्द्र उत्तरः || 7
    Translation: O Mother, since your blessing is on me, I believe what you say verily becomes true.
    O Mother, upon seeing Indra, my breast, my head, and both my hips seem quivering. Supreme is Indra over all.

    Indra, Varun, Agni etc are described in hierarchy in Vedas. They are also living beings in different planetary systems. They too are under the control of Brahman. If you read the verses above, you will see how a woman is addressing her mother describing her love towards Indra. F/F67 is the Joseph Fitzgerald of FFI. Mr. Kababa, you have Indian culture in your blood and so don’t stoop to FF-67’s level.

    Finally, you know very well that Kerala is the land of the great Adi Shankaracharya. How can you forget that? Hindus will never run away from philosophic discussions. Now the onus is on you to disprove my claims.

    Floppydikmo, FF67 will cook some more verses and present it to you. It is better you concentrate on FFI’s mission than listening to Fitzgerald/Lot of FFI”.

  4. says

    This line is AWESOME !
    English being a hopelessly approximate language that evolved in a coarse culture fails to provide equivalents of words like Dharma, Karma, Brahmcharya etc. Thus we have to live with these approximations. Until the day comes when Vedic culture and vedic language become the mainstay due to rationality of human beings in the world, such gaps in communication will continue to remain.

    • Arya says

      @108Eternal
      Its not about something being corrupted or not. Any man made scripture, even if it is not corrupted, should be checked whether it is in accordance with Vedas or not. “No corruption” in any scripture is necessary condition for it to be perfect but its not sufficient.

    • Indian Agnostic says

      As a safe bet contemplate on the Isha Upanishad ..It’s a part and parcel of the Veda ( Shukla Yajurveda)

      It’s short , its sweet and it’s complete :)

      Aum Shukla Yajurveday Namah

    • Indian Agnostic says

      ॐ पूर्णं अदः पूर्णं इदं पूर्णात पूर्णं उदच्यते|
      पूर्णस्य पूर्णं आदाय पूर्णं एव अवशिष्यते||

      lesson complete :)

      • wonder says

        hello,

        you will find that the part you quoted is merely the shanti-mantra of the shukla yajur veda and not specific to the ishavasya upanishad.

        • Indian Agnostic says

          @wonder,

          You are right …that it’s the first mantra of most upanishads too.

          The reason for stating ‘lesson complete’ was that this mantra is good enough if one is good enough :)

          but thanks for raising the valid technical objection…just wanted to see how many actually ventured that far ;)

  5. Vasudevan says

    Hello Agniveerji,

    I need a clarification from you. You have mentioned (at the very beginning of this post) that Suktha 161 is the last Sukta of Rg Veda. I find that this is not the case – Sukta 191 (10th Mandala, 12th Anuvaaga) is actually the last Sukta in Rg Veda. The Shlokas mentioned in Suktha 161 do not correspond to the meanings that you have quoted against 10.161.2 to 10.161.4. The Suktha 161 actually has 5 Shlokas while you have referenced only 4 in your English Translation.

    The Suktha 191 has 4 Shlokas, but I am not able to match the meanings mentioned in your article with the meaning of the Shlokas I find there. Could you pl. give the ACTUAL shlokas (Sanskrit words transliterated into English) so that I can pick up the actual shlokas?

    I would be very thankful for your help here.

    Best regards

    Vasudevan

  6. Suman Mukherjee says

    Nice, article especially the preface, which says, “Please note that by religion we imply Dharma in this article and not a cult”. However, I cannot fully agree with this line, “Purva Meemansa 1.1.2 which states that whatever is advised by Is…hwar in Vedas (as explained above) is Dharma” —-this line reminds me of “Islamisation” of Hinduism or “Quanification” of Hinduism; taking everything mentioned in the scriptures as the absolute truth (this is my personal opinion). Hinduism is becoming so popular among the Western masses is due to reforms taken out by Hindus from time to time and hence we need to gauge a particular verse of Vedas according to our current perspective: Remaining stagnant at a place will lead us to dark ages as is happening in Islam. Thanks for enlightening us.

    • says

      I think we are on same page. The problem happens when Vedas are compared with time-bound texts like Bible or Quran simply because a big population follows these texts as scriptures. Vedas do not contain any time-bound rituals or instructions. Vedas themselves state that everything should be evaluated on parameters of truth – accordance with conscience, as per proven evidences, as per laws of nature etc. This forms the core of Vedas and hence we recommend Vedas. Further, remaining stagnant and according a time-bound meaning to Vedic verses is also against Vedas.

      In other words, Vedas themselves assert that principles should be applied as per current perspective. Those who do blind applications are misled. Thus Vedas are supposed to be benchmarks and guides to direct you to self-realization, and not absolute truth in themselves to be believed in blindly regardless of how much one understands them in first place.

  7. kris says

    What version of the vedas did you read for writing this article called “Religion of Vedas?” Please specify the version of the vedas that you use for writing articles like these.

    • Indian Agnostic says

      Namaste Kris

      please explain what do you mean by “version” : is it samhita, mantra, brahmana ..what is this version you are talking about?

      • kris says

        Oh, I’m sorry. I mean what edition of the Vedas is used by Agniveer? I would really like to know. So far, I only come across Ralph Griffith’s translation of the Vedas on the internet, which does not seem accurate and I cannot really understand Griffith’s version of the Vedas too well either.

        • says

          The reference as well as the original text has been mentioned in the article itself. The original text is also available for download from the site itself in Downloads Section. Kindly refer the 3rd last paragraph.

          Admin

    • says

      There do not exist versions in Vedas. Veda means knowledge (truth). Truth is absolute and so has no versions/interpretations. The vedic texts are known to be compliant to veda. So, basically there is a single version of vedic scripts; thanks to preservation by oral tradition

  8. Bagyaraj says

    What to do for improving ourselves?
    According to Krishna the aims and pathway for a better life is ( Bhagavath Geetha) Uddhareth athmanaathmaanam naaathmaanam avassadhayeth aathmaivahi athmanobhandhu: athmaiva ripuraathmana: Remember that the ultimate aim of our life is elevating / raising /uddharanam of ourselves every minute, and never belittling ourselves . We ourselves are our best friends and we ourselves are our worst enemies. This upadesa he has given in the 6th capter 5th line of Bhagavath Geetha. So let us elevate/ improve ourself, our family, our society and our motherland. Let us never denigrate ourself, our family, our society, our culture and our motherland.
    Krishna has given another advise for improving ourselves jnaanam vijnana sahitham yath jnaathwaa mokshyase asubhaath. Every bit of spiritual knowledge should be analysed and practiced after verifying them with scientific tools for and thus avoiding the practice of superstitions.
    Krishna’s third message for improving our life style is swalpamapyasya dharmassya thraayathe mahato bhayaaath: Follow atleast some/ few dharmic values in our life which will protect us from many horrible negatives in the life. Whatever we are doing or not doing are the important factors connected with us. Nobody has given you the responsibility to analyse what others are doing/ not doing. Worry not too much about others ! says
    Krishna in his message : Na hi kalyaana krith kaschith durgathim thaatha gacchathi: If you do good you will never have to worry , and the good results will definitely follow :( every action there is an equal and opposite action for that. Do good and take good We will get the reward/result of every action today or tomorrow)
    Always remember these lines of krishna when you are getting HEAD WEIGHT/ ahamkaaram/ ahambhavam: Nimitthamaathram bhava savya saachin: I am only a tool in the hands hand of the divine power(guide me in every pathway of my life: Let us elevate/ improve ourselves with all courage, devotion,dedication and sincerity and also…

  9. Bagyaraj says

    Always remember these lines of krishna when you are getting HEAD WEIGHT/ ahamkaaram/ ahambhavam: Nimitthamaathram bhava savya saachin: I am only a tool in the hands hand of the divine power(guide me in every pathway of my life: Let us elevate/ improve ourselves with all courage, devotion,dedication and sincerity and also elevate our culture and motherland. Never become a coward.

  10. dogra says

    Can someone explain why :
    “Rigveda 10.161.2
    in this says something different:

    “http://meluhha.com/newrv/verse.pl?v=10.161.2&q=sarv&acc=no&lang=ved&stratum=all&show=yes

    “Griffith’s translation: Be his days ended, be he now departed, be he brought very near to death already, / Out of Destruction’s lap again I bring him, save him for life to last a hundred autumns. ”

    Thanks

    • GOD IS GREAT says

      Dogra Sir,

      There is just an error. Agniveer Sir, please correct it.

      The last Sukta of Rigveda (10.161) summarizes the whole essence of what humans should do to imbibe the Vedas

      No, the last sukta isn’t 161 but 191
      10.191.2 states
      संगछध्वं संवदध्वं सं वो मनांसि जानताम |
      देवा भागं यथा पूर्वे संजानाना उपासते ||

      It means the same as what 10.161.2 written by Agniveer.

      10.191.3 mentions
      समानो मन्त्रः समितिः समानी समानं मनः सह चित्तमेषाम |
      समानं मन्त्रमभि मण्त्रये वः समानेन वोहविषा जुहोमि ||

      Which is nothing but Agniveer’s translation of 10.161.3

      Again, 10.191.4 indicates
      समानी व आकूतिः समाना हर्दयानि वः |
      समानमस्तु वोमनो यथा वः सुसहासति ||

      Again same as 10.161.4 as mentioned by Agniveer

      So, Agniveer… please replace 161 with 191.

      Further, Rig Veda 10.161.2
      यदि कषितायुर्यदि वा परेतो यदि मर्त्योरन्तिकं नीतेव |
      तमा हरामि निरतेरुपस्थादस्पार्षमेनंशतशारदाय ||

      It is a prayer for a ill person. It means: If the ill man is about to die OR if he is beyond recovery; even then I must save him (give me powers to do so) and make him healthy till 100 years.

      Griffith just used wrong set of words – Since his standard is Holy Bible NOT Vedas so, that is expected. There is no big blunder IN THIS MANTRA – Just some rhetoric mistake.

  11. dogra says

    GIG thank you and when also looks at Griffith(realise his translation is not up to complete standard):
    “HYMN CXCI. Agni.
    1. THOU, mighty Agni, gatherest up all that is precious for thy friend.
    Bring us all treasures as thou art enkindled in libation’s place
    2 Assemble, speak together: let your minds be all of one accord,
    As ancient Gods unanimous sit down to their appointed share.
    3 The place is common, common the assembly, common the mind, so be their thought united.
    A common purpose do I lay before you, and worship with your general oblation.
    4 One and the same be your resolve, and be your minds of one accord.
    United be the thoughts of all that all may happily agree.

    • GOD IS GREAT says

      Sir,

      I don’t believe in translation by any Tom Dik, Harry… There must be some scholar of Sanskrit and a Yogi who knows what mysteries these books contain. Vedic Sanskrit is known as Dev Bhaashaa and understanding it requires lot of patience. Therefore any dumb translation should NOT be considered.

      People like Griffith, Max Muller and others sometimes make mistakes, sometimes errors and sometimes blunders… Rarely, they have something worth understanding.

      Go by translation at Aryasamajjamnagar.org

      To understand the Vedas as they are. Thanks…

  12. bhairavi says

    Namakar Agniveer ji,

    I would like to ask
    why Bharat has changed so much and why we do not respect our culture and religion.
    why we dont know much about our religion?
    Why are we spoiling ourselves following all nuisance of western culture?
    why are we using their products,medicines living style…when we have old traditional home remedies ..ayurveda..sattivka life style?
    Is it because of the foreign invaders or british educational system that focus on slavery mentally,how to blindly follow western culture and how to disrespect homeland?
    when can Bharat go back to vedas? When Gurukul system will come back?
    dhanyavad
    bhairavi

    • says

      Namaste Bhairavji,

      We do not respect our culture and religion because no one taught us the same in right manner. And westerners could market themselves better. Today whatever makes us proud of our culture are primarily falsehoods marketed better, not the real stuff. So we are forgetting the true gems of our culture. But Bharat shall definitely go back to vedas. It is waiting for you and me to stand up for this cause. After Agniveer movement, millions have started feeling proud of Vedas. We need to continue this momentum in full stream. Mathematics states that within a decade we can create history if we continue in same manner. But we all will need to be united and dedicated to cause.

      • says

        Agree 100%, need dedicated and desperate people to implement the policy/ resolution. We are all so badly divided politically, culturally that very few would come forward for such causes. I am with all of you. My ancestors must have been Hindus only, if not Buddhist or Jaina. Simple logic, we Muslims never fell from the sky. We have the same DNA and gene as other Indians. If I abuse or undermine Hindus I abuse and undermine my ancestors.

      • says

        Hinduism has been reduced to worshiping Gods and Temple Pujas. Even the Hindus are ignorant of the philosophy of their own religion. How many Hindus know about the Sankhya, Yoga, Naya, Visesikha, Vedanta philosophies ? Instead of following and taking lessons from the dialogues from Mahabharata and the Ramayana, the Hindus started to worship the Gods.
        So long the Hindus keep building temples and hopping into it for Pujas and so long Hindus spend their precious time in religious ceremonies and rituals, believe me, one fine day they will become a minority in their own land. Maybe, I may not be alive another 50 years, but my words may live on forever. It is about time the monies and ornaments lying in the treasuries of the temples and the sansthas should be used to reconvert people into Hinduism and educated people from the dharma should be paid to spread the richness of the Hindu philosophies among the masses.
        The first word from the first verse of the Veda starts with “Agni” or light or fire which some religions believe to be their creator.
        Bringing together Hindus from all over India to think alike is a Herculean task, but someone has to do it. It will take enormous will power, manpower and money power. If you can make the tripod stand on these three legs, you will succeed. My full support is with all of you.

        • prof. n m khandelwal says

          vedas can be studied and interpreted or translated only by competent vedic scholars. Hinduism is not a religion but it is a way of holistic thinking and leading life.. these are universal human values. it can be a basis for universal brotherhood and governance. without vedic concept of vasudhaiv kutimbakam globalization can’t succeed.vedic education system aims at making whole mankind ARYA-people of noble human values.
          prof. khandelwal, adviser, nathdwara group of institutions,nathdwara, india.

  13. says

    We should all strive to be a good human being. Each morning brings us a new day for the rest of our lives. We should resolve each such morning, not to hurt anyone, from an ant to an elephant. So, it is better to be a good human being than being a religious rogue. The extract of humanism is in LOVE, COMPASSION AND MERCY- which in return is the cause of good karma in our lives.

  14. Krantidoot says

    @ Ershad Hossain

    Ershad bhai, No religion was created by God. He has only given us the “consciousness” to understand the “righteousness” or “Dharma”. The Vedas, Upnishadas and other books are based on the knowledge of enlightened people. These books deals with different subjects like God/Ishwar, atma, Karma, sprituality etc. Sanatan Dharma has no name like Islam, Christianity etc. Any one who believes in God and treads on the path of “righteousness” is an upholder of “Dharma”.

    Quran lacks the spirituality. It is like a rule book. It mostly talks about obeying Allah and Muhammad. It does not allow any reasoning. It is also full of hatred for non muslims.

  15. Nemo says

    There were two books on Yajurved recommended by your website. One by Pandit Harisharan Siddhantalankar and the other by Dr. Tusli Ram, M.A, PhD (London).
    There is a video on youtube by some Mushafiq Sultan who shows these two books. He opens chapter 25 first from the Hindi translation and shows that the last verse in there is the 47th verse. He then opens chapter 26 and shows the 47th verse from there.
    After this, he opens chapter 25 from the english translation. This chapter does not end in the 47th verse but in the 48th verse, which does not exist in chapter 25 in the hindi translation. The sanskrit verse of the English translation still says that the 48th verse is the 47 (written in sanskrit between these || ||)
    Also, the 47th verse from the 26th chapter has been included in this 48th verse. But this has been added with some verse which did not exist at all in the 26th chapter as a part of the 47th verse.
    I don’t seem to understand why this discrepancy is there. Agniveer ji, please clear up this confusion as soon as possible.

  16. says

    Any religious philosophy that does not teach brotherhood, love, mercy, compassion and peace is a total failure. In today’s world of senseless killings and shooting, rape, murders, wars, violence and hatred, if the philosophy of the Sanatana dharma, Buddha dharma and the Jaina dharma are introduced world wide, there will be peace, brotherhood and love among all living beings- man and animals. These three religious philosophies are based upon self-realisation , logic and truth. Love for animals and all living beings is the cardinal principle.Hinduism lost its charm by worshipping the dieties/idols instead of following the lessons from the Epics such as the Ramayan and the Mahabharata. With the four Vedas, the Gita- Sankhya, Yoga, Naya, and other philosophies one life is too little to understand Hinduism. Once we read the Ancient Indian Philosophies correctly, we rise above religion. We are enlightened and we are elated to a different level- awakened. It is then religion and Gods matter little to us. Try it.

    • krishnarao says

      Well said brother. The truth is there is no such thing as gods, godmen, son of god, prophets, son of man, superman, spiderman, or any of that nonsense. Mankind needs to realize in order of us to reach the highest state of consciousness, God, and be enlightened. We need to focus on embodied knowing. Not follow and walk around a person or prophet or godman or any of that nonsense. We must realize to make it we need to be able to do what these so called prophets or godmen claim they have. We must be able to reproduce what they have done, which is the enlightened experience.

      Yoga and meditation is the truth. Not bowing to rocks or stones whether they are carved and shaped as a person or animal or made into some cube in a far off desert. They are both idol worship. We don’t need any of it. We just need ourselves without godmen or son of god or son of man or prophets or superman or spiderman, just need GOD.

    • Big Dipper says

      Dear Shri Ershad Hossain ji,

      Your remarks are very thoughtful, practical, true and are of the need of the hour. I would also like to add here that there are ‘universal truths’ in varying proportions found in all religions. So why only concentrate on the Eastern Dharmic faiths? I feel the only way makind can forge their religious differences is by concentrating on these universal truths. Only then will all evils and turmoils disappear from the face of the Earth.

      Sincerely.

      • Krishnarao says

        Because the western religions cannot remove the evils in there religion. It is tied deeply within there religion. Look up history centrism. Rajiv Malhotra explains it very well.

  17. says

    Sanatana Dharma(Hinduism) is some 8 to 10,000 year old. From the time of its origin, Hindus and Hinduism has been deviating from its original philosophies. Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism are all based upon logic. The Hindu deities were supposed to offer lessons by way of dialogues and stories, instead the Hindus started to pray to these Deities. If anyone wants to know what Hinduism is, they may read the abridged forms of the four Vedas, Sutras like the Sankhya, Yoga, Naya, Viseshekha, Upanishad, and Vedanta will enlighten the readers, whichever religions they may belong to. Additionally, Buddhism and Jainism, which are similar to the philosophies of the Upanishad and Vedanta may be read additionally. Other scriptures, the most popular ones are The Gita, Ramayana and the Mahabharata. These are religious texts and every religion has its limitations when the philosophies turn to religion, by way of rituals, ceremonies and customs. Deviations are rampant and continuous all the time. With the passing of time every religion sees deviations from its original principals. Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism are no exceptions.
    Another reason for many changes in the culture, philosophies and life style of the Hindus, Buddhists and Jains are the continuous invasions by aliens since the 4th century(AD). The most damaging effect were the invasions and rule over Indians by the Turks, Arabs, Moguls and the British.
    With the passing of time( around 80 to 100 centuries) , therefore, it has become difficult for the world to understand Hinduism.

  18. says

    Please accept my deep condolence for the death of your sister due to fire accident. In my book “Man, the king of his karma” under accidental deaths, I commented death by accident is not due to karma. Take for instance I die of an accident. Those who love me will say God took me away because he loved me or good people do not live long in this world, while my opponents will refer to any of my bad deeds for the nasty accident and treat it as a punishment for my sins. Accidents happen to man and animals alike. In Indonesia, a few years ago, many children were crushed and died in the schools due to severe earthquake. We cannot corroborate this accident with the karma of the children. At a time hundreds of children died. Accidents are accidents and cannot be attributed to any karma. If one believes in astrology, one can believe the accident to be due to astrological reasons. Then again, did all the little children in Indonesia killed due to the earthquake had the same astrological ending? certainly no. So let us believe in chance. Accidents are chance happenings. As a human my knowledge is limited, maybe I could as well be wrong.

  19. says

    As Vedas were revealed between 10,000-8,000 years ago with the Upanishads, Ramayan and Mahabharata along with other ancient Indian philosophies at different times and at different places in India, the Sanatana Dharma were interpreted differently at different places in India. It contains all that is necessary for one to understand the working of the universe. Religions that followed later only repeated and reminded their people differently the same subject matter. There is no need to mud-sling or create religious competition. One life is too little/limited to understand Hinduism completely.

  20. nikhil says

    Ershad Islam is not a religion… why there is need of so many dharam like christan muslims…
    u and we know .. thee is only one malik of our… Sanatan dharam is the ancient religion on this earth…Mohammad created islam ,,, do u know mohammad uncle had many poet on Lord shiva… Book name is sair o okul page 235 , this book is still present in isnatnbul….
    Mecca used to to belon to sanatan….. kebba name is given by kabaleshvan temple……. recent archyologic survey says that there were 360 idols … There is shiva in ur mecca… u pray lord shiva by the name of Allah

  21. Big Dipper says

    @ Ershad Hossain,

    Have you read The Light of Truth – Swami Dayananda (http://agnikart.com/new-additions/the-light-of-truth-english)?

    There you will find Swami Dayananda logically explaining why/how the Vedas were revealed at the beginning o creation and also why they are the *only* revelation.

    The same matter is also available on this website under the ‘Vedas’ section. I would request you to peruse it if you’ve not done so already.

    Regards.

  22. says

    Dear Muslim brothers please stop Mud-slinging (Kedchar Uchalna) on other religions. The Holy Prophet (PBU) was against it. He said “Acquire knowledge from cradle to grave” Before you can abuse Hindu brothers and sisters, please note that our forefathers were all Hindus and secondly, we need to know and acquire knowledge on Hinduism before we can ill-name it. So, my request is to please read the four vedas, Sankhya sutra, Nayaya sutra, Yoga sutra, Visesekha sutra, vedanta, Buddhism, Jainism and the Upanishad. After you have read all these and after you have understood all these you can abuse the Hindus, the Buddhists and the Jains as much as you can, but please do not abuse others unless you know their philosophies and ideologies. Muslims like us feel very embarrassed , because people think we are also the abusers and ungrateful like others. Please also do not forget that we have been given shelter in this land and also given equal rights too, What else do we want? ” To make yourself bigger do not make others small, keep them big and make yourself bigger than them”( Zen philosophy) Abuse will only beget abuse. Love will generate love. What good is coming out of your abuses? nothing!

  23. says

    Translating the Japanese sentence in Google leaves us with an unusual sentence and meaning “Sorry, Japanese Dharma is our brother. Create a strong connection, let us build a stronger relationship. Dharma pride. I hope the best for you”. What should we understand from this?

  24. says

    Except for Alexander the conqueror, all were destroyers and looters. Leaving their homes way behind they came to conquer, loot and destroy a peaceful and enlightened nation. We should never ever discuss these evil forces. The less spoken about the Arabs, Turks, Moguls and the British the better. Please ignore these topics and let us exchange quality knowledge and ideas. Please ignore abusive and ignorant topics and continue enlightening the readers with true knowledge from the ancient Indian philosophies, otherwise this blog will become useless and a place for cheap discussions.

  25. says

    @ Jalwan.
    I appreciate your suggestions and comment. Yes we should work with a broader mind. Someone just returned from China. She said religion is dead in China, they are spiritually more active and progressive. We should follow this example. In India it is just the opposite, by the day people are turning more and more religious, but unfortunately they are not becoming good people or citizen. With more religious ways people are turning more self-centered, cruel and violent.
    I want to make a database of all vegetarian people across India, can anyone help?
    Vegetarianism is the only way to peace and non-violence. Let us save our motherland and become an icon of peace in the world, which we were once upon a time.

  26. says

    There is some truth and some fiction in all religions, otherwise the entire world would have followed only one religion today. You have to accept the true side of any religion and take lessons from it and discard which you feel are fiction or not connected to your life. I have achieved a part of my quest for knowledge. One, God and Satan is one and the same being and another, face, fingerprint and faith(religion) is unique to each one of us. No two person share their appearance, fingerprint or faith imbedded in them. Please read my blog universaltruth4u.blogspot.com to understand what I mean in detail. I am sure you will benefit from it. Write to me if you have any question.

  27. says

    I assl agree that faith is intrinsic property of an individual .The faith that we have in the form of our religion is an imposed faith. To impose faith by unfair means is a kind of attrocity.Where is the true religion?

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