Questions & Answers - August 24, 2018

Harshvardhan: प्रनाम स्वामीजी,सादर चरण स्पर्श ।।स्वामजी क्या वेद में स्त्री का दर्जा पुरुष से ऊपर है ? वेदों के अनुसार स्त्री का महत्व पुरुष से कई अधिक है (समष्टि तौर पे) ,वेद में स्त्री को पुरुष से ऊपर बताया गया है (समष्टि तौर पे)?स्त्री का महत्व ज़्यादा है समाज में पुरुष से समष्टि तौर पे? स्वामीजी क्या वेद ब्राह्मण ग्रंथ ,आरण्यक ,उपनशिएड ,शाद दर्शन,वेदांग ऐसा कहीं पे कह्ते है??।क्या स्वामीजी ऋग्वेद मंत्र :8.33.19 में स्त्री को पुरूष से ऊपर बताया गया है। क्योंकि स्वामीजी इसमे लिखा है स्त्री ही ब्रह्मविभूत?
Swami Ramswarup: Mera aapko hardik ashirwad. Atharvaved mein Stree ko Brahma ka pad diya hai. Isliye gunnvaan naari jo vedon kee gyata hotee hai, weh poojaneeya kahee gayee hai.

In this connection, I paste my article as under-

Rigveda mantra 8/33/19 it is stated-

“ISTREE HI BRAHMA BABHOOVITH”

i.e., the woman, in the house of her husband, is placed at the status of Brahma. Here, it shall not be out of place to mention that in Atharvaveda God states that he who steals away a small portion of any ved mantra, he is punished. I mean to say, now it is time to channalize India’s concentration towards study of four Vedas completely and not in pieces. At one stage, Vedas state that Vedas are afraid of the man/woman who do not study the Vedas completely. As a result, they misinterpret Vedas. Our country was called as “VISHWAGURU” i.e., spiritual master of entire world, based on Vedas’ knowledge only.

If we want to spread peace and international brotherhood, then sure we will have to revert back to study of Vedas. Vedas is eternal knowledge that emanates direct from God and not from any Rishi-Muni, man-woman, saint etc. Then only shall we be able to respect the ladies, maintain justice, destroys sins, corruptions, atrocities and blind faith.

Atharvaveda mantra 6/11/3 quoted by you is that if a woman takes nutritive diet properly and desires to protect the public then she gives birth to a male baby. In the mantra there is a word "Prajapati" which means she desires to protect the praja i.e., public. Second word is "Anumati" which means her desire is same as desire of her husband. Another word is "Seeniwali" i.e., she takes nutritive diet. "Prajapati" i.e., protection of public is only possible by male child because he has to become a warrior to fight against the enemies to protect the nation. If in the Mantra, the word "Prajapati" had not been mentioned then the meaning could be other. Secondly, God has made the universe and in Atharvaveda God states, "Istri Hee Brahma Babhoovitha" i.e., Women is like a Brahma. Brahma creates universe in which women and men both take birth. So is woman who gives birth to both men and women under the law of Almighty God. If Brahma had generated only male members in world in non-sexual creation then there was no question of male or female and uptil now the human race could have been finished, due to lack of existence of new generation by women. But as per eternal law of Vedas, vide Rigveda mantras 10/129/1,2,3,4,5,6 the creation is also eternal comprising of males and females, together. Rigveda also states that mother is equivalent to God which is the highest respect of women. But in all Vedas, father (man) have not been told to be equivalent to God.

Tinku: Guruji charanbandana meta question hai vedo mein likha hai mata nirmati bave mata baccho kaa nirman karte hai Guruji agar mata ki death ho jai tab unka bhavish kaa nirman kaise hoga
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. I think I have already replied to your question, please confirm. Otherwise send it again.