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AGNIHOTRA

 

   

Agnihotra-Fire-Ceremony

Agnihotra is a beautiful home practice that anyone can do anywhere. When I say anyone I really mean it, I have a remarkable friend who sadly lost both his limbs when he was in his late teens he was a young man from Austria. When he was recovering in hospital someone came to demonstrate Agnihotra and from that time he has performed it regularly without any limbs.

Agni is fire, fire is not just fire as we imagine it when someone says the word fire but all transformation and the underlying principal of transformation means one substance becoming another is agni. Agni is needed for the entire creation to exist. The very act of creation comes to life because of Agni. In Vedic tradition ‘Agni’ is a ‘Dev’ or a prime aspect of the creation and also another way of understanding god as where ‘Agni’ is ‘God’ is and Agni is one of the subtle qualities of God.

In our solar system Agni is very much personified by the Sun. Without the sun our human body could not exist nor any of the plants or life forms on planet earth. If the sun just stopped for short while all “life” would cease. The sun is radiating intelligent fire prana from its core out to all around. It is one of countless stars but in our solar system its presence is empirical to our life. Trees consume and store this Agni from the sun and create great renowned structures this is nothing but son of the sun.

Our physical bodies are comprised of the food we eat and this comes from the sun. So our body is just re-organized Agni. If we awaken to the presence of Agni around us we understand the world in a much deeper way. Ultimately Agni will take all as through time and transformation we get what we call physical “death” where our body will no longer be containing the soul and ultimately the body returns back to the earth through Agni.

So to understand Agni is to understand life itself. Agnihotra is a Vedic practice to prepare a special fire from sacred substances. In Vedic science when a substance was “sacred” this would mean that it had immense value to energising and purifying the atmosphere and our consciousness. Sandalwood is a good example of the most “sacred” of woods. After 30 years the Sandalwood tree gives a fragrance that is nothing but heavenly. The inate intelligence of the tree forms this special substance that is known from Ayurvedic texts to be able to cure countless diseases. The smoke cleans the physical atmosphere removing bad odour and also cleans the vibrational atmosphere. Soma, Agni and Marut are the three basic principals of nature Soma being the cooling lunar essence, Agni being transformation and Marut being the animation of it all, what is also called Prana. In Ayurveda these are also called Kapha, Pitta and Vata. The prior names are more ancient and also the names of Devatas or facets of the gem so to speak the gem being the totality of all. When one sees all facets, one can subsequently grasp the gem itself.

So Sandalwood would be a sacred wood and it happens to have a very special vibrational fingerprint. Modern scientists can make chemical smells that are similar to the original like vanillin as a copy of vanilla, but the vibrational intelligence that is underlying the “fragrance” is what can not be copied, this is from the heart of the Divine in the countless forms that the Divine energy takes.

So with Agnihotra a sacred fire is prepared. Sandalwood can be used if it is available or affordable (at time of writing it is nearly as dear as gold itself). Most common is to use dried cow dung cakes. Since millennia cow dung has been used in daily living it is the basis of Rishi Krishi agriculture which fed India since the beginning of its history, it is used in Ayurveda and is renowned in such formulae such as Panchagavya Grtham which is exemplary for unmade or chronic mental disorders. The floors of homes in Indian villages are all “sterilised” with cow dung. What an amazing magic, the cow’s excrement is actually anti-bacterial and once it dries it has a remarkable and beautiful fragrance.

One of the oldest incenses in existence is simply to dry cow dung and burn it. The smoke is highly medicinal, now the modern labs will show it has so many special effects but Rishis new its value as they understood the cow. The cow is a highly magnificent creature. The reason cows became “sacred” as in reality all creatures are “sacred” was because the Rishis understood it’s magnificence, the wonderment of it’s immense value to society on so many levels that they had to make it stand out that this should be protected, at all costs. Of course this does not mean one can worship cows but neglect other animals. Each and every creature has the Divine spark.

So once the fire is going an “offering” is made which is where the word “hotra” comes into play. The offering is simply an advanced form of smoke therapy on its very basic level. The offering is of cow’s ghee and whole rice. In other forms of Agnihotra other “offerings” are there, it is always a substance that has a particular vibrational fingerprint and when consummated by the fire it’s smoke and residual ashes will contain much potency. With Agnihotra one does the offering at a time that nature is extremely charged, the time of exact sunrise and sunset.

Did you notice how excited all nature gets at the time of sunset and sunrise. Time was taken seriously in the Vedic calendar and the calendar itself followed the very rhythms of nature’s cycles. So at the exact juncture of day to night or night to day there was a special flood of prana to the entire creation. Firstly the cycle is changing so there is a phase change for the entire planet. This phase change creates more harmony and coherence. This is why people often find sunrise and sunset very romantic.

From a Jyotish perspective Sun rise is sun in the 1st house in the place of source of beginning and of soft and powerful strength. Sunset means sun is in the 7th house, sunsets are often romantic times, romantic just means a time for falling in love it could be with a person or with God. So this time is a good time to fall in love with God. The absolute dance of colours that come which are all within our own physiology is a reminder of the source of all. All this creation is just different intelligent forms of vibration. We call it light or we call it sound but it is just vibration, intelligent vibration.

So there is the fire burning, the offering and the exact timing.

The final ingredient is the chanting of a mantra.

Sound is just a vibration that is within a specific frequency range (our ears here say from 20Hz to 15,000 Hz or a bit more if lucky or younger). Hz just means sine waves or cycles per second, pulsed intelligent frequencies.

Sanskrit was engineered that through the sounds the pulses would be perfect and coherent and represents the pulses of the creation itself. So when we opened our mouth to “chant” means reproduce a Sanskrit sound, we were tuning ourselves to the source of the creation. A recent study by a Sanskrit institute found the sound paters of recorded Sanskrit when analysed had waves within waves of the same mathematical formulae that life itself is using for all. This is called Golden Mean.

So by creating coherent harmonious pulsed vibration (called mantra) we get a specific effect. So when doing Agnihotra, this offering to the sacred fire, we offer the sound too.

And finally the offering is done in a specific vessel; its measurements are not abstract, but perfect ratios. The word Pyramid means fire inside and the offering is performed in a pyramid. Fire was inside a pyramid as the triangular shape is ideal as an amplifier or condenser depending which way you sit it. If sit with the small base on the bottom it will amplify like a sound speaker will amplify as it directs the prana upwards and outwards no matter what it’s form is. With Agnihotra the form is the substance being burnt (cow dung), rice, ghee and dung. Also trace amounts of the copper which the pyramid is made from are released. So it is a powerful home alchemy of purifying the world around us.

Subsequently the performer also gets much benefit by “living” in the purified atmosphere. The released smoke is highly fragrant (the ghee gives it a particular sweetness) and very pleasing to all around physical beings, birds, insects, trees and all that we can not see too.

NOTES:

Negative Ion  generation by  Agnihotra

  Fire is Plasma & creates Negative Ions

The big difference between regular gas and plasma is that in a plasma a fair fraction of the atoms are ionized.  That is, the gas is so hot, and the atoms are slamming around so hard, that some of the electrons are given enough energy to (temporarily) escape their host atoms.  The most important effect of this is that a plasma gains some electrical properties that a non-ionized gas doesn’t have; it becomes conductive and it responds to electrical and magnetic fields.  In fact, this is a great test for whether or not something is a plasma.

For example, our Sun (or any star) is a miasma of incandescent plasma.  One way to see this is to notice that the solar flares that leap from its surface are directed along the Sun’s (generally twisted up and spotty) magnetic fields.

A solar flare as seen in the x-ray spectrum.  The material of the flare, being a plasma, is affected and directed by the Sun’s magnetic field.  Normally this brings it back into the surface (which is for the best).

We also see the conductance of plasma in “toys” like a Jacob’s Ladder.  Spark gaps have the weird property that the higher the current, the more ionized the air in the gap, and the lower the resistance (more plasma = more conductive).  There are even scary machinesbuilt using this principle.  Basically, in order for a material to be conductive there need to be charges in it that are free to move around.  In metals those charges are shared by atoms; electrons can move from one atom to the next.  But in a plasma the material itselfis free charges.  Conductive almost by definition.

A Jacob’s Ladder.  The electricity has an easier time flowing through the long thread of highly-conductive plasma than it does flowing through the tiny gap of poorly-conducting air.

As it happens, fire passes all these tests with flying colors.  Fire is a genuine plasma.  Maybe not the best plasma, or the most ionized plasma, but it does alright.

The free charges inside of the flame are pushed and pulled by the electric field between these plates, and as those charged particles move they drag the rest of the flame with them.

Even small and relatively cool fires, like candle flames, respond strongly to electric fields and are even pretty conductive.  There’s a beautiful video here that demonstrates this a lot better than this post does.

Negative ion production has many benefits. In general negative ion production produces air similar to the air outside after a thunder and rain storm. If you have experienced a thunderstorm then you have noticed the tension that builds up in the air before a storm as the positive ions in the air reach a peak. When the storm hits electrical charges are produced in the atmosphere and rain falls. The resultant air is oxygen rich and full of negative ions. The sensations of calm and clarity can be felt in the air after a storm. This is similar to the quality of the air produced in the home with negative ion production especially if combined with ozone production as ozone (03) is also produced in abundance after a thunderstorm. There are hundreds of scientific papers and studies on the positive effects on negative ions. The following lists a few of the findings.

  • Seasonal depression symptoms decreased for the group receiving high density treatment with negative ions.
  • Neg. ions, counteracted the effects of cigarette smoke, specifically the slowing down of the cilia (mucous and carcinogenic removing filaments) in the lungs.
  • After exposure of 15 min./ day for 25 days to male subjects. After 9 days work capacity increased 50% and by the 25 the day 87%.
  • 100s of patients treated for relief from hay fever and asthma. After 15 min. in front of a negative ionizer they felt so much better they didn’t want to leave. Relief lasted for about 2 hours after returning to unionized conditions.
  • Plants show and increased growth rate.
  • Increased in alertness in humans as well as reduced symptoms of migraines, asthma, palpitations, depression and irritability.
  • Over 5 year period treating 500 patients, negative ionization cured 45% of hyperthyroid cases.
  • Bacteria counts reduced. Escherichia, pseudomonas, klebsiella, staphylococci, streptococci and candida counts reduced by 50% within 6 hours and 70% within 24 hours of neg. ion exposure.
  • Aerosol sprayed bacteria cultures in air were virtually eliminated in 60 min. with high negative ion exposure.
  • Headaches in office air conditioned computer room reduced by 78%.
  • Hospital usage for burn victims. Sealed room with negative ion treatment for severe burn patients reduced pain to nil without the usage of morphine or narcotics in 85% of the cases.
  • 57% of post surgical cases experienced significant pain reduction upon negative ion treatment.

{There are many studies relating to the negative effects of positive ions. They are not listed here.}

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Bounties of Forests

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Bounties of Forests

ऋषि: ऐरम्मदो देवमुनि:-गृहस्थ से वानप्रस्थ और मितभाषी जीवन में आनंद लेने वाला। Seer of this Vedic Hymn is a person seeking relaxation away from noise of city life and is attracted to living in quiet natural surroundings of forests. देवता:-अरण्यानी – जो अ‍ऋण रखता है देता है बिना लौटाने की इच्छा से. ।Sanskrit name of FOREST means one who does not give loan to be returned with or without interest but provides its bounties as GIFTS.

1.अरण्यान्यरण्यान्यसौ या प्रेव नश्यसि ।कथा ग्रामं न पृच्छसि न त्वा भीरिव विन्दती3ँ ।। 10.146.1

Forests as they are appear to be perishing/deserted but they do not deter your entry and do not ask any questions about your antecedents.

2. वृषारवाय वदते यदुपावति चिच्चिक: ।आघाटिभिरिव धावयन्नरण्यानिर्महीयते ।। 10.146.2

Ambient (fauna ) sounds in the forests such as singing crickets, birds are very soothing and convey a calming peaceful message.

3.उत गाव इवादन्त्युत वेश्मेव दृश्यते । उतो अरण्यानि: सायं शकटीरिव सर्जति ।। 10.146.3

Cow with other animals find sustenance in the wild like in their homes, and when in the evening carts laden with forest produce emerge they return to their home, as if the gods in forests are sending them back to their homes with carts laden with bounties of the forests.

4. गामङ्गैष आ ह्वयति दार्वङ्गैषो अपावधीत् ।वसन्नरण्यान्यां सायमक्रुक्षदिति मन्यते ।। 10.146.4

The gods of forest as if give directions to the cows from not going astray, and allow men to cut down on some trees. Those who chose to make their dwellings in forest become accustomed to hear fearful noises in the darkness of the nights.

(This has been a traditional Indian practice with our forests. It is now accepted that lower branches of trees should be regularly lopped off. This provides leaf fodder for cows, and fire wood for rural women. But there is a great advantage hidden in the practice of pruning forest trees. This allows sun light to reach the ground level to facilitate undergrowth in forests. This undergrowth not only stabilizes the forest soil. This prevents soil erosion that results in Landslides and Floods. Green Undergrowth ground cover also gives rise to Pseudomonas Syringe bacteria that ensure regular rains in forests.)

5. न वा अरण्यानिर्हन्त्यन्यश्चेन्नाभिगच्छति ।स्वादो: फलस्य जग्ध्वाय यथाकामं नि पद्यते ।। 10.146.5

Forests cause no harm to anyone who goes there to partake of the sweet fruits and bounties of nature, and not to exploit the forest wealth for his greed.

6.आञ्जनगन्धिं सुरभिं बहु अन्नामकृषीवलाम् । प्राहं मृगाणां मातरमरण्यानिमशंसिषम् ।। 10.146.6

Give recognition to role of Forests like a mother. Uncultivated without human efforts unselfishly they provide sweet smelling scents like those of musk deer and sustenance to nurture cows and humans to feed freely on excellent nutritive natural food.

Writer- Subodh Kumar 

Atankvad and Nation Building

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Atankvad and Nation Building

RV7.104 reiterated as AV8.4

Twins of: इन्द्रसोम इन्द्रवरुण:, इन्द्राग्नि:,मित्रवरुण: make great contributions in Nation Building.  Here the role of इन्द्रसोम:  has been described.   

राष्ट्र निर्माण में इन्द्रसोम:,  इन्द्रवरुण:, इन्द्राग्नि:,मित्रवरुण: का बड़ा योगदान होता है. इस स्थान पर इन्द्रसोम: पर वेदों का व्याख्यान पाया जाता है.

 

ऋषि: – मैत्रावरुणिर्वसिष्ठ: । देवता:- (रक्षोघ्नं) इन्द्रासोमौ; 8, 16, 19-22 इन्द्र:; 9, 12-13 सोम:; 10-14 अग्नि:; 11 देवा:; 17 ग्रावाण:; 18 मरुत:; 23 (पूर्वार्धस्य) वसिष्ठाशी: (उत्तरार्धस्य) पृथिव्यन्तरिक्षे ।

त्रिष्टुप्, 1-6, 18,21,23 जगती; 7 जगतीत्रिष्टुप् वा; 25 अनुष्टुप्।

(हरिशरण जी सिद्धांतालंकार – मनोहर विद्यालंकार जी ,  ऋग्वेद के ऋषि: से साभार  )

मैत्रावरुणिर्वसिष्ठ: – तांड्य ब्राह्मण के अनुसार मित्रावरुण प्राण अपान हैं, इन को  पूर्णरूप से सबल

 बनाने वाला ऋषि  मैत्रावरुणि है. यह वश करने वालों में श्रेष्ठ होने से ‘वसिष्ठ’हैं,अथवा उत्तम निवास शील होने से वसिष्ठहैं | ऐसा मानव जितेंद्रिय हो कर इस शरीर मे वास करता है.  यही बात दूसरी प्रकार से ऐत्रेय  में चक्षु और मन को मित्रावरुणि और इन को वश में रखनेवाले को वसिष्ठ  बता कर उपदेश दिया है. प्रभु से प्रार्थना है कि ‘त्वायुजा पृतनायु रभिष्याम्‌’ तेरा साथी बन कर मैं प्रलोभनों की कामादि शत्रुओं की सेना पर विजय पा लूं.  ‘ मा नो अग्ने अवीरते परादा दुर्वाससे’ हम वीर हों अयोग्य जीवनवास करने वाले न हों |

This Sookt of RV 7.104, due to the significance of Nation Building message in it

is found reiterated in Atharv Ved as AV8.4. IndraSomo इन्द्रसोम: is the operative term of this Sookt .  In Nation Building SOMA correspond to the Staff Functions –the software of Planning – Voice of Civil Society reflected in Judiciary & Govt . INDRA corresponds to the hardware Line Functions the state organs of law enforcement Administration, Police and Defence services. Thus IndraSomo इन्द्रसोम: calls for their synergic operations of intelligence and law enforcement for Nation Building.

It is also noted that severe exemplary punishments are laid down for offenders. Only severe punishments act as true deterrents. Only then a king could proclaim as in Chandogyopanishad5.11 “ न मे स्तेनो जनपदे न कदर्यो न मद्यपो ननाहिताग्निर्नाविद्वान्न  स्वाइरी स्वैरिणी कुत:.”  There are no thieves in my kingdom, no greedy hoarders’ misers, no drunkards, nor those who do not perform Agnihotras, or uneducated persons without wisdom, nor sex offender men hence the question of  female exploitation does not arise.

मेरे जनपद में न चोर हैं, न कृपण, न शराबी,न अग्निहोत्र न करने वाले हैं, न मूर्ख हैं , न व्यभिचारी (पुरुष)  फिर व्यभिचारिणी स्त्री कहां.?

राष्ट्र निर्माणके लिए इन्द्रसोमो का वर्णन – सोम केवल न्यायोचित सर्वहितकारी मार्ग दर्शन कर  सकता

है परन्तु उस का पालन कराने के लिए जितेंद्रिय राजा को इन्द्र के रूप में  सोम के साथ जुड़ना आवश्यक हो जाता है.

(स्वामी समर्पणानान्द जी के ऋग्वेद मण्डल – मणि –सूत्र पर आधारित )

 

1.इन्द्रासोमा तपतं रक्ष उब्जतं न्यर्पयतं वृषणा तमोवृध: ।
परा शृणीतमचितो न्योषतं हतं नुदेथां नि शिशीतमत्रिण: ।।  RV 7.104.1, AV8.4.1

सात्विक ज्ञान से प्रेरित पराक्रम द्वारा , तामसिक हृदय हीन,मूर्खों को तहस नहस कर दो. दूसरों का सर्वस्व खा जाने वालों को सर्वथा क्षीण कर दो.

Motivated with selfless intellect and strength of  your valour, destroy and render  ineffective,  the heartless, lecherous, selfish, wicked elements from society that prosper by usurping the entire wealth of others.

 

2.इन्द्रासोमा समघशंसमभ्य1घं तपुर्ययस्तु चरुरग्निवाँ  इव ।
ब्रह्मद्विषे क्रव्यादे घोरचक्षसे द्वेषो धत्तमनवायं किमीदिने ।। RV7.104.2, AV8.4.2

पापाभिलाषी जनों को अच्छी तरह से दबा दो.अग्नि पर रक्खी हवि की भांति उन्हें

संताप प्राप्त हो.असत्याचरण करने वाले, कच्चा मांस खाने की भयंकर दृष्टि से दूसरे के धनादि को हड़प कर जाने वालों पर सदैव द्वेष धारण करो.

 

3.इन्द्रासोमा दुष्कृतो वव्रे अन्तरनारम्भणे तमसि प्र विध्यतम् ।
यथा नात: पुनरेकश्चनोदयत् तद् वामस्तु सहसे मन्युमच्छव: ।। RV 7.104.3, AV8.4.3

दुष्कर्म करने वालों को जिन गुफाओं में वे छिपे हैं वहीं घोर अंधकार में ही बींध डालो.झां से एक भी फिर बाहर न आ पाए. तुम्हारा जगप्रसिद्ध बल क्रोध  से युक्त हो कर उन्हे दबाने के लिए हो.

 

 

4.इन्द्रासोमा वर्तयतं दिवो वधं सं पृथिव्या अघशंसाय तर्हणम् ।
उत तक्षतं स्वर्यं पर्वतेभ्यो येन रक्षो वावृधाना निजूर्वथ: ।। RV7.104.4, AV8.4.4

पापाभिलाषी पुरुष के विरुद्ध तुम द्यु से पृथिवी से विनाशकारी अस्त्र का प्रयोग करो.पर्वतों जैसे ऊंचे ऊंचे बादलों से भयङ्कर स्वर वाला शस्त्र उत्पन्न करो, जिस के द्वारा बढ़्ते हुए राक्षस को जला डालो.

 

5.इन्द्रासोमा वर्तयतं दिवस्पर्यग्नितप्तेभिर् युवमश्महन्मभि: ।
तपुर्वधेभिरजरेभिरत्रिणो नि पर्शाने विध्यतं यन्तु निस्वरम् ।। RV7.104.5, AV8.4.5

सात्विक ऊर्जा और बल से इन को आकाश से लुढ़का दो.आग से तपे हुए पत्थरों की सी मार करने वाले कभी जीर्ण न होने वाले संतापकारी आग्नेय अस्त्रं द्वारा सर्वभक्षी पापियों की पसलियों को बींध दो, जिस से वे शब्दहीन हो कर चुप चाप दुनिया से चले जाएं.

 

6.इन्द्रासोमा परि वां भूतु विश्वत इयं मति: कक्ष्याश्वेव वाजिना ।
यां वां होत्रां परिहिनोमि मेधया इमा ब्रह्माणि नृपतीव जिन्वतम् ।। RV7.104.6, AV8.4.6

 

इंद्र- कर्मठ व्यक्तित्व  और सोम- सात्विक बुद्धि द्वारा प्रेरित ज्ञान,  दो बलवान घोड़ों को एक समान रथ में सुशोभित , राज्य के अनुकूल आदेशों को कार्यान्वित  करने का साधन  देखा जाता है.

 

 

7.प्रति स्मरेथां तुजयद्भिरेवैर्हतं द्रुहो रक्षसो भङ्गुरावत: ।
इन्द्रासोमा दुष्कृते मा सुगं भूद् यो न: कदा चिदभिदासति द्रुहा ।। RV7.104.7, AV8.4.7

इंद्र सोम अपने गति साधनों का स्मरण करो. राष्ट्र, समाज द्रोह करने वाले असुर नष्ट करो. समाज राष्ट्र को कष्ट पहुंचाने वाले जन दुष्कर्म कभी भी सुगमता से न कर सकें.

 

8.यो मा पाकेन मनसा चरन्तमभिचष्टे अनृतेभिर्वचोभि: ।
आप इव काशिना संगृभीता असन्नस्त्वासत इन्द्र वक्ता ।। RV7.104.8,AV8.4.8

शुद्ध मन से चलने वालों पर जो व्यक्ति झूठे वचनों द्वारा आरोप लगाता है, उस के वचन मुट्ठी में से जल की भांति निकल जाएं. झूठ बोलने वाला व्यक्ति सत्ता रहित हो जाए.

 

9.ये पाकशंसं विहरन्त एवैर्ये वा भद्रं दूषयन्ति स्वधाभि: ।
अहये वा तान् प्रददातु सोम आ वा दधातु निर्ऋतेरुपस्थे ।। RV7.104.9, AV8.4.9

जो दुष्ट हमारे भोजन को मिलावट से निस्सार, अथवा स्वादिष्ट किंतु हानि कारक बना कर अन्न को दूषित करते हैं, ऐसे ठग और शत्रु हीनता को प्राप्त हों उन का सामर्थ्य और व्यवस्था नष्ट कर दी जाए.

 

 

 

10.यो नो रसं दिप्सति पित्वो अग्ने यो अश्वानां यो गवां यस्तनूनाम् ।
रिपु स्तेन स्तेयकृद् दभ्रमेतु नि ष हीयतां तन्वा3 तना च ।। RV7.104.10, AV8.4.10

जो घोड़ों, गौओं की नसल बिगाड़ते हैं, गौ के दुग्ध को निस्सार करते हैं. वे मानवता के शत्रु और निक्रिष्ट, हीन लोग हैं. उन की सामर्थ्य और व्यवस्था का नाश कर देना चाहिए

 

 

11.पर: सो अस्तु तन्वा तना च तिस्र: पृथिवीरधो अस्तु विश्वा: ।
प्रति शुष्यन्तु यशो अस्य देवा यो नो दिवा दिप्सति यश्च नक्तम् ।। RV7.104.11, AV8.4.11

ऐसे दोषी जनों को देश से निष्कासित कारावास दण्ड देना चाहिए.

12.सुविज्ञानं चिकितुषे जनाय सच्चासच्च वचसी पस्पृधाते ।
तयोर्यत् सत्यं यतरदृजीयस्तदित् सोमोऽवति हन्त्यासत् ।। RV7.104.12, AV8.4.12

परंतु उन के दोष का निर्णय विज्ञान आधारित विद्वान पुरुषों द्वारा  सत्य असत्य के  विचार  के आधार पर होना चाहिए.

 

13.न वा उ सोमो वृजिनं हिनोति न क्षत्रियं मिथुया धारयन्तम् ।
हन्ति रक्षो हन्त्यासद् वदन्तमुभाविन्द्रस्य प्रसितौ शयाते ।। RV7.104.13, AV8.4.13 सत्य और ज्ञान विज्ञान पर आधारित निर्णय स्वतंत्र न्याय के रक्षा करने वाले हों. वे किसी शक्ति,- धन इत्यादि के  प्रलोभन से  प्रभावित न हों.
14.यदि वाहमनृतदेव आस मोघं वा देवाँ अप्यूहे अग्ने ।
किमस्मभ्यं जातवेदो हृणीषे द्रोघवाचस्ते निर्ऋथं सचन्ताम् ।। 7.104.14,AV8.4.14

जो असत्याचरण का प्रचार करते हैं, जो वैदिक परम्पराओं के विरुद्ध प्रचार ,समाज में  विद्रोह करते  हैं , उन्हे समाज राष्ट्र के शत्रु के समान दण्डित किया जाना चाहिए. वे मृत्यु दण्ड के योग्य हैं

Those who propagate the untruth, or revolt against the traditional/ Vedic wisdom they should be treated as enemies of the society/ nation. They deserve death sentence.

 

15.अद्या मुरीय यदि यातुधानो अस्मि यदि वायुस्ततप पूरुषस्य ।
अधा स वीरैर्दशभिर्वि यूया यो मा मोघं यातुधानेत्याह ।। RV7.104.15, AV8.4.15

यदि मैंने स्वार्थवश धूर्ताचरण से समाज का अहित और  पर्यावरण को क्षति पहुंचाने का दोषी हूं तो मै मृत्युदण्ड पाऊं.

If I have caused harm by sorcery/cheating in my self interest to life / health/property/ environments, I deserve to be dead.

 

16.यो मायातुं यातुधानेत्याह यो वा रक्षा: शुचिरस्मीत्याह ।
प्रजापीड़क और जोराजा को भी ना

There may those who are cheats and sorcerers themselves, but accuse me of being one.  They deserve to be exposed as beings of very low character and should be given proper punishment.

 

17.प्र या जिगाति खर्गलेव नक्तमप द्रुहा तन्वं1 गूहमाना ।
वव्राँ अनन्ताँ अवसा पदीष्ट ग्रावाणो घ्नन्तु रक्षस उपब्दै: ।। RV7.104.17, AV 8.4.17

जो राक्षस स्वभाव वाला अपने को पवित्राचरण वाला बता कर असहाय सज्जन प्रजाजनों की हिंसा करता है वह निकृष्ट  कर्म करता है, और मृत्यु दण्ड के योग्य है.

 

18.वि तिष्ठध्वं मरुतो विक्ष्विच्छत गृभायत रक्षस: सं पिनष्टन ।
वयो ये भूत्वी पतयन्ति नक्तभिर्ये वा रिपो दधिरे देवे अध्वरे ।। RV7.104.18, AV 8.4.18

It is the function of secret services to look for those culprits who conceal their wrong actions by flying like birds in darkness of night, and in their daily activities resort to violent activities.
19.प्र वर्तय दिवो अश्मानमिन्द्र सोमशितं मघवन् त्सं शिशाधि ।
प्राक्तादपाक्तादधरादुदक्तादभि जहि रक्षस: पर्वतेन ।। RV7.104.19, AV 8.4.19

.(Can we see a suggestion of a Drone like attacks here?

By intelligent innovative methods and adequate financial support, smart sharp  weapons like thunder bolts from sky and all sides may rain on them to destroy them

20.एत उ त्ये पतयन्ति श्वयातव इन्द्रं दिप्सन्ति दिप्सवोऽदाभ्यम् ।
शिशीते शक्र: पिशुनेभ्यो वधं नूना सृजदशनिं यातुमद्भ्य: ।।RV 7.104.20, AV8.4 .20

These inhuman persons behave like hungry dogs and want to take on the might of invincible Nationalistic forces. They indeed have to be dealt with like mad dogs.

 

21.इन्द्रो यातूनामभवत् पराशरो हविर्मथीनामभ्याविवासताम् ।
अभीदु शक्र: परशुर्यथा वनं पात्रेव भिन्दन् त्सत एति रक्षस: ।। RV7.104.21, AV 8.4.21

ऐसी राक्षस वृत्ति वाले प्रजा पीड़क, आक्रामक, यज्ञ विध्वंसक तत्वों को आमूलनष्ट करना चाहिए .

 

 

 

 

22.उलूकयातुं शुशुलूकयातुं जहि श्वयातुमुत कोकयातुम् ।
सुपर्णयातुमुत गृध्रयातुं दृषदेव प्र मृण रक्ष इन्द्र ।। RV7.104.22, AV 8.4.22

समाज से उल्लू की तरह रात्रि के अंधकार में छिप कर अथवा  कर्कश स्वर से चीख कर भयभीत कर के हिंसा करने की , कुत्तों की तरह आपस में लड़ने झगड़ने, भेड़ियों की तरह दूसरों को काटने क्रूर व्यवहार करने की , चकवे –हन्स की तरह कामुक और समलैंगिक व्यवहार करने की  ,गरुड़ की भंति अभिमानी जनों और गिद्ध की भांति लोभ राक्षसी वृत्तियों का उन्मूलन करो.

Destroy the evil spirit of indulging in criminal behaviors like owls by scaring innocent with their shrill noises in darkness and attack, fight and shout at each other like stray dogs, indulge in violence like wolves, exhibit strong sexual behavior like birds particularly homosexual traits of geese, exhibit greed like vultures and egoist proud behavior like golden eagle to eliminate from society.

 

23.मा नो रक्षो अभि नडयातुमावतामपोच्छतु मिथुना या किमीदिना ।
पृथिवी न: पार्थिवात् पात्वंहसोऽन्तरिक्षं दिव्यात् पात्वस्मान् ।। RV7.104.23, AV8.4.23

No terrorists and violence creators should ever be able to show their presence.

यातना पहुंचाने वाले, राक्षस आदि समा के शत्रु कोई  भी हमारे  निकट ना आ पावे.

 

 

24.इन्द्र जहि पुमांसं यातुधानमुत स्त्रियं मायया शाशदानाम् ।
विग्रीवासो मूरदेवा ऋदन्तु मा ते दृशन् त्सूर्यमुच्चरन्तम् ।। RV7.104.24, AV 8.4.24 प्रजा के शत्रुओं, कुटिल आचरण कर हिंसा करनेवालों को, चाहे वे पुरुष हों अथवा  स्त्री मृत्यु दण्ड दो. अभिचार कर्म करने वाले दुष्ट जन ग्रीवा (गर्दन से )  रहित हो कर नाश को प्राप्त हों. वे आकाश में चढ़ते सूर्य को न देख पावें .

Those who commit heinous crimes and then murder, they should be hanged from neck to die. The justice should be meted out so expeditiously that they do not see another sun rise.

 

25.प्रति चक्ष्व वि चक्ष्वेन्द्रश्च सोम जागृतम् ।
रक्षोभ्यो वधमस्यतमशनिं यातुमद्भ्य: ।। RV7.104.25, AV 8.4.25

सुरक्षा अधिकार्यों को हिंसक समाज के शत्रुओं की गतिविधियों को सदैव ध्यानदे कर विवेचना करनी चाहिए और उन को नष्ट करने के लिए प्रभावशाली उपाय करने चाहिएं.

Intelligence and security agencies should be ever vigilant, and keep a close watch over all terrorist violence enacting elements, analyse their modus operendii and carry out  effective operations to destroy them.

Writer – Subhodh Kumar 

 

 

How can the punishment, that God inflicts on the soul, reform it

atharvaveda 1

 How can the punishment, that God inflicts on the soul, reform it

 

 

 

Q. How can the punishment, that God inflicts on the soul, reform it..

 

… when it cannot remember its past; because the punishment could prevent it from committing any further sins only if it were to know that such and such a punishment was meted out to it for such and such a sin.

 

A.~ How many kinds of knowledge do you believe in?

 

Q. Eight kinds, such as knowledge through direct cognition, through Inference, through analogy, etc.

 

A.~ Why can you not then infer the existence of the previous life of the soul form seeing different peple born and brought up under different conditions in this world such as affluence and poverty, happiness and misery, talent and idiocy, etc. Suppose a physician and a layman are taken ill. The physician at once finds out the cause that brought on the disease on him, while the layman cannot; because the former has studied Medical Science while the latter has not. But even the layman knows this much that he must have violated some law of nature – dietetic or sanitary, etc., – to bring on the disease, such as fever. Similarly, why can you not infer the pre-existence of the soul by observing people afflicted with pain and suffering, or endowed with pleasures or joys of this world in unequal proportions – results of their actions not in the present life? If you refuse to believe in the pre-existence of the soul, how do you think it to be consistent with the justice of God to bless some with riches, power, and talent, etc., while afflict others with poverty, suffering, idiocy and the like without their having done anything – good or evil – in their previous lives to deserve them? God can be just only when He gives the soul pleasure or pain according to its good or evil deeds done in its previous lives.

 

Q. The belief in the unity of birth is not inconsistent with the justice of God. He is like a Sovereign Ruler, whatsoever he does is just. He may also be likened to a gardener who implants trees big and small in his grove, some he trims, others he cuts down, others still he protects (from wind and cattle, etc.), improves and multiples. One can do whatever one likes with one/s own. In like manner, God can do whatever He likes (with His world). There is no one above Him who could punish Him or whom He should fear.

 

A.~ God always desires justice and acts justly, therefore, it is that he is Great and worthy of our homage and adoration. He would not be God if He acted unjustly. A gardener who plants trees aimlessly or promenades or other places, cuts down trees that do not require cutting, multiplies those that are fit to be multiplied, and does not multiply those that are suitable for multiplying, is worthy of blame.

 

In like manner would God be blameworthy were He to act without a reasonable cause. It is absolutely necessary for God to act justly, because He is pure and just by nature. Should He act like a madman? He would even be beneath a good judge of this world, and would no longer be honored. Does not a judge, in this world, who punishes the innocent and awards honor t those who have done nothing to deserve it, merit blame and forfeit his honor? God never does anything that is unjust. He, therefore, fears none.

 

God has pre-ordained all. He gives one or acts by one whatsoever He had determined before-hand to give or do.

 

A.~ His determination is always in accordance with the actions of the soul. Should it be otherwise, He would be unjust and guilty.

 

All men have the same amount of misery and happiness. .

 

The great have great cares, whilst the small have small troubles and cares. A rich merchant, for instance, has a law suit, of say 100,000 rupees, in a Court of law. He leaves his house in a palanquin (borne on the shoulders of men) for the Court on a very hot day. The ignorant, when they see him thus passing through a street, cry out “Behold the might of virtue land vice. One is comfortably sitting in the palanquin, whilst the others are bearing him on their shoulders bare-footed with a burning ground underneath and a scorching sun over head.” But the wise know that as the Court is drawing nigh, the anxiety of the merchant, his doubts and fears are increasing, while the palanquin bearers are getting easier at the prospect of being soon relieved from their burden

 

When at last they get to the court, the merchant thinks of going hither and thither. He soliloquizes thus “Shall I go to see by counsel or shall I see the clerk of the Court first? Shall I win or lose to-day? Oh! I wish I knew what was going to happen” and so on. The palanquin bearers, on the other hand, chat together, smoke, feel happy, and enjoy their siesta. If the merchant wins, he feels a bit happy, if he loses, he sinks into the depths of misery, whilst the palanquin bearers are affected neither one way nor the other.

 

They remain just as they were before the case was decided. Similarly, when a king lays himself down on his beautiful and soft bed, he does not go to sleep quicker than a labourer who falls asleep as soon as he stretches himself on uneven earth covered with stones and pebbles. The same is true of all other conditions seemingly unequal.

 

A.~ Only the ignorant can believe that all are equally happy or miserable. If a rich merchant and apalanquin bearer were asked to change their places with one another, the merchant would never like to become a palanquin bearer, while the latter would simply jump at the offer. Had they been equally happy or miserable, the merchant would never have refused to change his place with the palanquiin bearer, nor, would the latter have liked to become a rich merchant.

 

Behold the difference between the happiness and misery of the different people! One soul comes into the womb of the queen of a great righteous and learned king, whilst another in that of the wife of a poor miserable grass-cutter. One is happy and well-cared for in every way since the day of its conception, whilst the other suffers in a hundred different ways. When one is born, he is bathed with pure fragrant water, and his cord is carefully cut. He is properly fed and cared for. When he is hungry, he is given milk mixed with sugar and other necessary ingredients in proper proportions. There are servants to wait upon him, toys for him to play with, conveyances to take him out to pretty and healthy places. He is well-loved, and is happy. The other is born in a jungle, where not even water is to be had to wash him. When he is hungry and wants milk, he slapped on the face instead, cries most pitifully, but no one attends to him and so on.

 

The infliction of suffering or the awarding of happiness to souls, without their having previously done acts – sinful or virtuous – to deserve it, would disgrace God. Besides, if we suffer or enjoy here in this world without having previously done anything – sinful or virtuous – our going to Hell or Heaven after d4ath ought not to be dependent on our deeds done in this life, because just as God has given us pleasure or pain her without our having previously done sinful or virtuous deeds, so would He send some of us to Hell, others to Heaven just according to His pleasure.

 

Why should men then practice virtue. (If this logic be accepted) all would become wicked and lead sinful lives; because it is doubtful if virtue will bear any fruit. It all rests with God. He would do just as it would please Him. No one will thus fear sin which will consequently multiply, whilst virtue will decay. It follows therefore that the present birth of the soul is in accordance with its deeds – sinful and virtuous – in the past, whilst the future will be determined by its present and past modes of life – righteous or unrighteous.

 

 

 

GOD AND THE VEDA

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GOD AND THE VEDA

 

They are atheists and of weak intellect, ad continually remain sunk in the depths of misery and pain who do not believe in, know, and commune with, Him who is Resplendent, All-glorious, All-Holy, All-knowledge, sustainer of the sun, the earth and other planets, Who pervades all like ether, is the Lord of all and is above all devatas. It is by the knowledge and contemplation of God alone that all men attain true happiness.” RIG VEDA: I, 164, 39.

 

Q- There are more Gods than one mentioned in the Vedas. Do you believe this or not?

 

A.~ No, we do not; as nowhere in all the four Vedas there is written anything that could go to show that there are more gods than one. On the other hand, it is clearly said in many places that there is only one God.

 

Q. What is meant by the mention of various devatas (Gods) in the Vedas then?

 

A.~Whatsoever or whosoever possesses useful and brilliant qualities is called a devata, as the earth for instance; but it is nowhere said that it is God or is the object of our adoration. Even in the above mantra it is said that He, who is the sustainer of all devatas, is the adorable God, and is worthy of of being sought after, They are greatly mistaken who take the word “devata” to mean God.

 

He is called devata of devatas – the greatest of all devatas, – because He aloneis the author of Creation, Sustenance and Dissolution of the Universe, the Great Judge and Lord of all. The Vedic text “The Lord of all of all, the Ruler of the universe, the Sustainer of all holds all things by means of thiry-three devatas” has been explained as follows in the fourteenth chapter of the Shatpatha Brahman:-

 

1. Heated cosmic bodies

 

2. Planets

 

3. Atmosphere

 

4. Super-terrestial space

 

5. Suns

 

6. Says of ethereal space

 

7. Satellities

 

8. Stars

 

 

 

These eight are called Vasus, because they are abode of all that lives, moves or exists. The eleven Rudras are the ten pranas – nervauric forces – enlivening the human body and the eleventh is the human spirit.

 

These are called Rudras because when they desert the body, it becomes dead and the relations of the deceased, consequently, begin to weep. The twelve months of a year are called Adityas, as they cause the lapse of the term of existence of each object or being. The (all-pervading) electricity is called Indra, as it is productive of great force. Yajna (assembly for the purposes of teaching and learning) is called Prajapati because it benefits mankind by the purification of air, water, rain and vegetables and because it aids the development of various arts, and because in it the honour is accorded to the learned and the wise.

 

These thirty-three aforesaid entities are called devatas by birtue of posssessing useful properties and qualities. Being Lord of all and greater than all, the Supreme Being is called the thirty-fourth Devata who alone is to be worshipped. The same thing is written on the other Shastras. Had people consulted these books, they would not have fallen into this error, viz., the believe that there are more gods than one mentioned in the Vedas.

 

“By One Supreme Ruler is this universe pervaded, eve every world in the whole circle of nature, He is the true God. Know Him, O man! and covet not unjustly the wealth of any creature existing. Renounce all that is unjust and enjoy pure delight – true spiritual happiness – by the practice of justice and righteousness which is another name for true religion.YAJUR VEDA 40:1

 

“God teaches in the Veda “I, O men, lived before the whole universe came into being, I am Lord of all, I am the eternal cause of the whole creation. I am the source and giver of all wealth. Let all men look up to me alone as children do to their parents. I have appointed different foods and drinks for all creatures to give them sustenance so that they may live in happiness.” RIG VEDA 10: 48, 5.

 

” I am God Almighty, I am the Light of the world like the sun. Neither defeat, nor death, can ever approach me. I am the controller of the universe, know me alone as the Creator of all. Strive ye diligently for the acquisition of power and wealth such ( as true knowledge). Ask ye of me. May ye never lose my friendship. I give true knowledge, which is real wealth, unto men who are truthful. I am the revealer of Vedas which declare my true nature. It is through the Vedas that I advance the knowledge of all. I am the prompter of the good and true. I reward those who devote themselves to the good of humanity. I am the cause, I am the support of all that exists in this universe. May ye never turn away from me. May ye never accept another God in my place, nor worship him.” RIG VEDA, 10:48, 5.

 

“God, O men existed in the beginning of the Creation. He is the Creator, Support and Sustainer of the sun and other luminous worlds, He was the Lord of the past Creation. He is the Lord of the present. He will be the Lord of the unborn universe. He created the whole world, and he sustains it. He is Eternal Bliss. May ye all praise and adore Him as we do.” YAJUR VEDA, 13:4

 

Q. How can you prove His existence?

 

A.~ By the evidences of direct cognition, Inference, Testimony and History.

 

Q. But there can be no evidence of direct cognition, with regard to God?

 

A.~ “The knowledge which is the result of the direct contact of the five senses – optic, auditory, olfactory, gustatory and tactile – and of the mind, with light, sound , smell, taste and touch; with feelings of pleasure and pain truth and untruth is called direct cognition But this knowledge must  be free from error and doubt”. Niyaya Shastra 1,4.

 

On reflection it will be clear that it is only attributes that can be known through the senses and the mind, not substances, in which those qualities inhere. As for example, we are cognizant of a solid substance when it gives rise to the sensations of touch, smell, etc., by coming in contact without four senses, such as the tactile sense, and the senses with the mind, and the latter with the soul; similarly we are cognizant of the existence of God by observing such qualities as design and intelligence in this world.

 

Besides, instantly the soul directs the mind and the latter directs the senses to the pursuit of a certain object either good – such as acts that promote public welfare – or bad such as theft, they all incline to the desired object and at that very moment, feelings of fear, shame , and distrust arise in the self consciousness if the action be sinful, and those of fearlessness, courage, and satisfaction of felicity, if it be good; these feelings are prompted not by the human soul, but by the Divine Spirit.

 

Lastly when the soul, freed from all impurities, devotes itself to the contemplation and realization of God through Yoga, it becomes cognizant of both – itself and the Divine Spirit. When we can be directly cognizant of the existence of God how can there be any doubt. His existence by inference and other evidence, because the cause is inferred from its effects.

 

Q. Is God All-pervading or does He reside in some particular locality?

 

A.- He is All-pervading. If He were localized to some particular place, He could never be Omniscient, Inward Regular of all, Universal Controller, Creator of all, Sustainer of all and the Cause fo resolution of all things into their elements, as it is impossible for the doer to do anything in place where he is not.

 

Q. Is God Just as well as Merciful

 

A.~ Yes, he is both.

 

Q. These two attributes are opposed to each other, since Justice consists in giving a person the just amount of pleasure or pain – neither more nor less – according to the nature of his deeds, while mercy consisted in letting the offender go unpunished. How could He be both merciful and just at the same time?

 

A.- Justice and mercy differ only in name. The object served by justice is the same as accomplished by mercy. Now the object of infliction punishment through justice is to prevent people from committing crimes and thereby enable them to be freed from pain and misery. What is the object of mercy but to rid people of misery? Your definitions of justice and mercy are not correct, because the infliction of just punishment in exact accordance with the amount of crime is called justice.

 

If the offender be not punished, mercy will be destroyed, for suffering one such criminal, a a robber, to go unpunished amounts to giving pain to thousands of righteous and law-abiding people. What mercy can ther be, the, in allowing one man to go unpunished and making others suffer? It will be an act of mercy indeed to that robber to keep him in prison and thereby prevent him from further commission of crimes. It will also be an act of mercy to thousands of other people to rid them of that robber or dacoit by putting him to death of keeping him in prison.

 

 

 

Does God incarnate or not?

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Does God incarnate or not?

 

 

 

Q- Does God incarnate or not?

 

A.- No; because it is said in the Yajur Veda. “He is unborn.” Again “He overspreads all.” He is pure, is never born and never takes on a human form.” It is clear from these quotations that God is never born.

 

Q. But Krishna says in the Gita, “Whenever there is decay of virtue, I take on a human form.” GITA 4: 7. What is your answer to this?

 

Being opposed to the Veda, it cannot be held to be an authority. Though it is possible that Krishna, being very virtuous and being extremely anxious to further the cause of righteousness, might have wished that he would like to be born again and again at different times to protect the good and punish the wicked. if such was the case, there is no harm in it; because ‘whatever the good and the great possess – their wealth, their bodies, aye eve their hearts – is at the service of humanity? In spite of all this Krishna could never be God.

 

Q. Why do people then believe in the twenty-four incarnations of God?

 

If this be the case, why do people then believe in the twenty-four incarnations of God?

 

A.- From want of knowledge of the Vedas, from being led astray by the sectarians and being themselves uneducated, people are involved in ignorance and, therefore, no wonder, believe in and say such false things.

 

Q. How could such wicked men as Raavana and Kansa be destroyed if God did not incarnate?

 

A- Firstly, whosoever is born, is sure to die. Secondly, what are Kansa and Raavana, when compared with the Almighty God, who without being incarnated has created this world, is sustaining it and can resolve it into its component elements? He being Omnipresent also pervaded the bodies of Kansa and Raavana and could at His will cut their vitals and instantaneously kill them. What shall we then call such a man but a fool who says that the Supreme Spirit possessed of Infinite Power, attributes and activity takes on a human form and becomes subject to births and deaths in order to kill an insignificant creature.

 

Were anyone to say that God incarnates for the salvation of his devotees, then too it could not be true, for, if the devotees conduct themselves according to the Will of God, He is powerful enough to save them. What! Is the destruction of a Kansa or a Raavana or the lifting of a mountain, such as Govardhan, even more difficult that the creation, sustenance and dissolution of the sun, the moon and the earth and other planets? Whosoever ponders over the great things that God has done in this universe, cannot but come to the conclusion that “There is no one like Him, nor shall ever be.”

 

Nor can the incarnation of God be demonstrated by reason, just as as the saying of a man, that space entered a womb or was put in a closed hand, can never be true, for space being Infinite and Omnipresent can neither go in, nor come out; similarly, God, being Infinite and All-pervading, it can never be predicated of him that He can go in or come out. Coming and going can be possible only if it be believed that there are places where He is not. Then was not God already present in the womb and was not He already present outside that He is said to have gone into and come out of it? Who but men devoid of intelligence, can believe in and say such things about God? Therefore, it should be understood that Christ and other were also not incarnations of the Deity, fear and grief, births and deaths, they were all men.

 

 

 

Do you believe God to be Formless or embodied?

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Do you believe God to be Formless or embodied?

 

 

 

Q. Do you believe God to be Formless or embodied?

 

A.- Formless

 

Q.Being formless how could He reveal the Veda without the use of the organs of speech, as in the pronunciation of words the use of such organs as the palate and of a certain amount of effort with the tongue are indispensable.

 

 

 

A.- Being Omnipresent, and Omnipresent, He does not stand in need of the organs of speech in order to reveal the Veda to the human souls; because the organs of speech , such as the mouth, the tongue, etc., are needed in pronouncing words only when you want to speak to another person, and not when you are speaking to yourself. It is our daily experience that various kinds of mental processes and the formation of words are continually going on in our mind without the use of the organs of speech.

 

Even on shutting your ears with the fingers you can notice that many different varieties of sound are audible that are not produced by the use of the organs of speech. In the same way, God instructed human souls by virtue of His Omniscience and Omnipresence without the use of the organs of speech. After the Incorporeal God has revealed the perfect knowledge of the Veda in the heart of a human being by virtue of His presence within it, he teaches it to others through speech. Hence, this objection does not hold good in the case of God.