Questions & Answers - February 25, 2017

Amitanshu: Sir Zakir Naik says there is no reincarnation in vedas and no idol worship is this true? Where can i read the vedas from?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, the matter of reincarnation and idol worship does not exist in Vedas. But Zakir Naik does not know complete knowledge of Vedas, Ashtang Yog etc., which is mentioned in Vedas. A little bit portion from the Vedas, if taken by anybody then according to Atharvaved, God punishes the culprit. God says that the Vedic knowledge should be taken fully (completely) traditionally, which takes minimum twelve years continuously. I can only advice that you may please make contact with local Arya Samaj Mandir, who will guide you properly. I am away and therefore, I can’t teach you from here.

Anupam: Guruji sadar naman mratu bad trayodashi sanskar kyo kiya jata hai.us samay brahmano ko dan v bhojan karane ka kya mahtav hai.guruji ek baat or bataye ki bhartia parampara me jin tyoharo ka varnan hai jaise holi diwali sankranti rakhi dauj shivratri janmastmi aadi ko kis roop me manana chahiye.inme se kaun se tyoharo ko manane ke peeche koi auchitya nahi hai.swamiji man me kya sahi or kya galat ko lekar chintan manan chalta rehta hai or apke utter un duvidhao ka samadhan kar dete hai atah aapke utter ka bahut intjar rehta hai.ghee or samagri ke alawa kya prashad bhi puja me rakhte hai.mai abhi tak moorti puja hi karti rahi hoo man ki bechani ye sahi gyan ki khoj ko prerit kiya.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you, my daughter. vedon mein trayodashi sanskaar ka varnnan nahi hai, isliye vedon ke gyata aise sanskaar ko accept nahin karte. In reality, mrityu ke pashchaat kewal daah karma karne kee hee agya vedon ne dee hai, anya koi karma karne kee agya vedon ne nahin dee. Iske pshchaat hum kewal us bichhadi jeevatma ke liye Yajyen hee kar sakte hain. Is Vishay mein mere article neeche paste hain:-

After death

Yajurved mantra 3/55, says, "DEVAIYAH JANAH NAH PUNAH MANAH DADATU" i.e., by blessings (preach and true education of Vedas) may learned Acharya give us next birth of human being so that we may again be able to learn the truth of Vedas and to get salvation. So one must always adopt true path by which he gets rebirth of human being to continue the real spiritualism to get salvation etc., because Atharvaved mantra 9/10/16 further says that human being who has done pious deeds and adopted true path they get pious human body in the next birth, otherwise soul gets the lowest/contemptible body, like animals, birds etc. Mantra is APAANG PRAANGETI SWDHAYAA GRIBHITAH AMARTYO MARTYENAA SAYONIHI. TA SHASHVANTA VISHUCHINA VIYANTA NYA NYAM CHIKYURN NI CHIKYURNYAM.

Soul according to its good or bad deeds(APANGETI) takes bodies of animals, birds, insects etc., and (PRANG) bodies of Rishis, Munis, i.e., (uuch Yoni) best bodies after leaving the present body. The soul (SWDHAYAA GRIBHITAH) duly attached with its own power of taking birth according to pious deeds and sins, enters other bodies (AMARTAYAH) though the soul is away from death, being immortal but after death of bodies, takes new bodies. These ideas of Vedas has very well been mentioned in Bhagwad Geeta shlok 2/20 wherein Yogeshwar Shri Krishna says (AJO NITYAH SHASHWATOAYAM PURAANNO NA HANYTE HANYAMANNE SHARIRE ) i.e., the soul is (AJAH NITAYAH SHASHWATOH) never takes birth and is eternal (NAHANYATE HANAYMANNE SHARIRE) in fact after death of body too soul is never dead being immortal. (TASHASHVANTA) this process of death and birth of bodies and souls is eternal.

(VISHUCHINA VYANTA) soul and bodies go far away to different directions [soul goes to Savita etc., {given below} according to Yajurved chapter 39 and then takes birth and gets another body and five elements of body go to space and are mixed within air, fire etc., according to Yajurved mantra 40/15] (ANYAM NICHIKYHU) many learned know about this fact (ANYAM NICHIKYHU) another who lack knowledge of Vedas, do not know the fact, i.e., we mostly know our body but not ourselves, i.e., soul. Death is sure i.e., the body will have to be cremated one day.

In Atharvaved mantra 8/8/11 'Yamdut' means = 'YAM' means God, and 'dut' means storm, cyclone, flood, earthquake, heavy rains, etc., etc., in mantra the air is Yam. So when a soul is to leave the body then by the power of God, sutratma air enters the body and takes the soul out of it then goes to Savita, etc.

In 39th chapter of Yajurved the process of this cremation is mentioned. This process is also called as "NARMEDH YAJYEN", "PURUSH MEDH YAJYEN" and "DAH KARAM" and "ANTEYESHATI KARAM". Atharvaved mantra 10/8/26 says "YEH CHAKAR SAH JAJAR" means He (God) who makes the body, He destroys the same one day. Sense of Yajurved mantra 39/5 is that when the soul leaves the body then the soul wanders in so many places, takes another body according to its previous deeds (karmas). Yajurved mantra 39/6 says that the soul after leaving the body, on the first day goes to Savita (sun), second day agnihi (fire), third Vaayu (normal air), fourth Aditya, fifth chandrma (moon), sixth ritu (seasons), seventh marutah, eighth brihaspati (tiniest air), ninth mitrah (breathing), tenth varunah (udan air), eleventh indrah (electricity), twelfth Vishvedevah (in all divine qualities). Then, after wandering in sky, gets body according to previous deeds. So these twelve days are completed, then after 13 days the soul takes another body. Rigved mandal 10 sukta 135 says that normally soul after getting body faces the result of its past lives' deeds and under influence of illusion (duly attracted towards illusion) does sins and again gets birth to face the sins. The soul is immortal and always separate from body. When an aspirant meets with a learned Acharya and gets spiritual education, then the fourth mantra says that the soul gets salvation.

Anna Daan/Shradh to departed soul

Vedas are eternal knowledge which emanate direct from God at the beginning of every universe. Being the knowledge direct from God, each statement of Ved mantra is also eternal truth.

Thirty-ninth chapter of Yajurved states about death. The soul when leaves the human body remains under control of a divine air named "Sutratma vayu". Mantras tell that after wandering unconsciously for thirteen days in the space and planets like Sun, moon, etc., soul comes again on this earth inside the vegetation. Then either the soul enters the male living being's body according to pious deeds and sins through pores or is duly mixed within vegetation and taken by a male person. Then the soul takes rebirth through parents.

This process is an eternal truth. However, if soul is religious and has done hard tapasya then the soul gets salvation. Only soul has to face the result of previous lives' deeds through living being's body. Since soul is alive whereas body is non-alive matter. So body does not face the result of deeds. When soul has gone out of body then how the soul will see, hear, taste, smell or touch or will be benefited of any pious deed etc.? therefore Vedas do not tell about the present system of shradh etc.

However, the pious deeds done to remember the departed soul by means of devotion or organising the holy Yajyen with Ved mantras, its result never goes in vain and the family is benefited.

Departed soul never meets again please. Even departed soul, when take rebirth, forgets every event of his previous life. As regards dreams Atharvaved states that dreams of departed soul are not good so it is in your interest and welfare that you do not see dreams.

Beti jitne bhi aapne tyohar likhey hain, inka varnnan vedon mein nahi hai. Yeh hum sab manushya ke dwara banaye gaye hain. Han! Inko maanne mein koi harz nahi hai kyunki issey apas mein bhaichara aur prem badte hain. Yeh bhi dhyan rakhna hai ki holi, Diwali jaise avasar par yadi koi shraab peeta hai, jua khelta hai, bhang pee leta hai to yeh paap karma hai aur jeev ko bhavishya mein dukh deta hai. Isliye aise paap karmon se bachna chahiye. Hawan mein halwe ka parshaad rakhaa jaata hai jiskee ek chai wale chhote chammach se aahuti dee jaati hai.