Questions & Answers - February 03, 2009

Ramesh Kumar: Respected Guruji, Kindly let me know whether life exists any where in the Universe other than Earth. I am curious because as we have Brahma having 4 heads and as it is mentioned in Vedas that there are Brahma having 100,1000,10,000 and even 10,00,000 heads, it means they must be having their Yug accordingly just like we have (Mrityu Lok) has 4 Yug i.e. Satyug,Treta,Dwapar and kaliyug. Also pl. let me know whether Aliens exist somewhere in the Universe.
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, life exists in the planets other than earth and it is clearly mentioned in Vedas. But I do not agree with the aliens/UFO etc. Brahma means a Rishi-Muni who is the philosopher of the knowledge of four Vedas. The second meaning of Brahma is Almighty God, who is formless. So neither the philosopher of Vedas nor Almighty God has four heads. So, Vedas never tell about three or four heads. So, Vedas never tell about three or four heads, etc.

There is only one God who is formless, creates, nurses and destroys the universe. He is Almighty and supreme, beyond description, beyond imagination and beyond calculation. He is omnipresent and omniscient. Divine qualities of Almighty God are described in eternal knowledge of Vedas. Vedas emanate direct from God. So all Hindus and others too believe in Vedas.

Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh are the name of one said God. God has no wives please because He is Almighty and needs no assistance etc. No one is above God please. All religions tell to worship God.

God is formless
Being formless there is no need of statue or temple of God according to Vedas. As a matter of fact, you, I or every human being, lives in a body. Body is separate, we are called souls. Vedas say soul has no form even. Then also we know each other. For example even if you have not seen the photograph of King Akbar then, you can know Akbar by means of the study of his qualities. So is the case with the God. If an aspirant really goes to his Guru and listens Vedas like Shri Ram, and ancient kings and their public then he will be able to know hundred percent about formless God. Then comes realization for which Vedas (especially Samveda) says that he who performs Yajyen, does jaap (according to Vedas) and practises Ashtang Yoga Philosophy while remaining in family like Shri Ram etc., he sure realizes ,being eternal law.

If we will meditate concentrating outside our body which is also against Vedas/Ashtang Yoga Philosophy, then our attention will always naturally remain outside i.e., attached with outer world i.e., decoration/music/dances etc. In that case subject matter of God will be over. It will be converted into spending fun, doing dances and singing attractive songs by ladies and gents, which is totally against Vedas. Thus the chapter of praising God, True Acharya, Rishi-Munis, performing Yajyen, practice of Ashtang Yoga, eternal knowledge of Vedas etc., will be over.

It is also baseless to say that study of Vedas and practice of yoga philosophy is difficult. It is self made story because Vedas are also called Shruti i.e., Vedas are to be listened first and not to be studied. So to listen to the Vedas, a learned Acharya is needed. The Acharya will explain the Ved mantras in the Yajyen in your own language i.e., in English or Urdu etc., and for an aspirant to do asan, pranayaam, meditation etc., is also not difficult. It is all difficult for those human beings, including present false prophets, (who are against the Vedas), who are lazy, can't awake early in the morning to listen Vedas and fail to do practice of yoga philosophy. Those people are always after money, materialistic articles and pomp and show etc.

Vedas are not written or spoken by God. This knowledge is emanated from God and is originated in the heart of four Rishis as stated above. God is Almighty i.e., He has all powers. So He needs no assistance to do universal deeds. In human body alive soul resides and soul is dependent, soul requires mouth to speak, eye to see, hand to write etc., etc. but not God. From His power God originates the knowledge of Vedas in the rishis without writing, or speaking etc. Vedas' knowledge is divine. The fundamental of the Vedas is this that it was not written or spoken. The knowledge by the power of God was originated about one Arab 96 crore, 8 lakh and 53 000 years ago. Then first time the four rishis of unsexual creation started pronunciation of the mantras by the power of God. God wanted them to know word meanings and senses of the mantras and therefore the rishis knew all. Then first time the four rishis started pronunciation of the mantras. They taught the mantras to other ignorant people. Then another rishis were produced who knew the Vedas by heart by listening only. There was no paper, ink or pen there. The Vedas were being learnt by mouth to mouth and traditionally this process is yet in force. But mostly not by heart but taking help of the printed book. So printed books are not called Vedas but these are called samhita.

Samhita means the collection of Ved mantras. Therefore Present printed books cannot be considered as Vedas and will never be in future, but samhita. Kapil Muni throws light on this point in his Sankhya Shastra 5/48 that when a rishi does tapsya in the shape of Yajyen, study of Vedas, practice of Ashtang Yoga then the Ved mantras still (now also) originate in heart of the Rishi and the rishi pronounces the mantras. Those mantras are called Vedas, which emanate from God. So Vedas must first be listened (study) from alive Acharya (Guru who knows Vedas). Then only Samhita (books of Vedas) can help.

Deepak: One friend of mine told me that Kabir saheb has told in his poem that I am God as in Ved there are too many place name written Kabirdev, and he has said I'm bigger than Ved, and there is one saar shabd without that shabd you cannot go in satlok, as few followers of him told that Kabir saheb came in front of him after his dead and he took them in satlok, another thing that Kabir saheb did not die his body went in sky with one form of shinking thing like sun, so he is parmatma is it true?
Swami Ramswarup: If Kabir Sahib has told himself to be God then his statement is totally against the Vedas and is never acceptable by the learneds. There is only one God to be worshipped who is formless, creates, nurses and destroys the universe. He is Almighty, omnipresent and omniscient. He has unlimited divine qualities. He never takes birth and never faces result of any deed. Please, think yourself that whether the said some of the divine qualities can be attained by any person? Certainly, not. So how a man can be God? Whether he is Rishi, Muni, saint etc. No ancient or present Rishi has declared himself to be God. So I think, Kabirji could also have not declared himself to be God.

As regards to be greater than Ved, it is also quite impossible. Knowledge of Vedas emanates directly from formless Almighty God. Now, please think that God has created all matters of universe. He has created sun, moon, air, water, trees etc. Similarly, Vedas is also a part of God’s creation. Is there anybody who can create even a leaf of a tree then what to talk about creation of moon, sun or any object of this universe then how any person, Rishi-Muni, saint etc., can emanate knowledge of four Vedas like God? Then how can a person be greater than Vedas? I think, Kabir cannot tell himself to be greater than Vedas, this being totally against the Vedas. Mostly, people donot even know Vedas and cannot even pronounce some Ved mantras yet they, duly indulged in illusion, pride declare themselves to be God which is a grave sin. Jeev realises about satlok i.e., Brahmarandra and other chakras etc., while in meditation but no guru carries the soul to satlok, etc.

Saar shabda is the name of Almighty God like om etc. actually shabda means Shabda Brahma i.e., Vedas. Everybody is free to quote his own view but the fundamental law of nature can never be changed. Yajurveda mantra 40/15 states “BHASMANTANG SHAREERAM” i.e., dead body must be burnt.

So, in the case of dead body God states in the Vedas that nothing else can be done except that it is burnt. So the knowledge of four Vedas which emanates direct from God is unchangeable, Yet, if somebody shows his faith then there is no problem and they may go ahead.