December 10, 2010
Vedic Supreme Reality transcends all empirically discernable categories
Vedic Brahman (One who spreads in visible and invisible Brahmand) transcends all empirically discernable categories, limitations and dualities.
Dear Spiritual Brothers and Sisters,
Subject: Brief Description of the Supreme Reality in Vedas.
OM Khamm Brahma- Cosmic Word (Shabad Brahma) "OM" Thy name is God
Vedas caution us that with the predominance of material knowledge and vehement effect of Maya (cosmic delusion) the same God appears differently to different sections of people. Rig Veda 1-164-46 and YV 32-1 clearly mention that "The Supreme Reality" is One wise men describe THEE by different names.
Let me mention in the very beginning I am too small to describe Vedic ineffable Supreme Reality “Nirguna Brahma” who is indescribable. At best I can attempt only a glimpse of Thy omnipotence, omnipresence and omniscience.
A number of hymns in the Vedas describe God in some details. A few hymns can be mentioned for proper understanding of NirgunaBrahma who is the only One Universal God.
Rig Veda 6-15-13 and 14 mentions that He is a pure illuminator, unifier and remover of all miseries, commands all to observe non-violence and other rules of righteousness, which are a-priori principles beyond any sense experience. Rig-Veda 6-47-18 says that for each form, He is the Model. It is His Forms that are to be seen everywhere, in spiritual and material things. He exists in all animate and inanimate life/things but He is manifest in the human beings where He dwells in their hearts (Sama Veda 860). A similar description that He dwells in the human hearts is also there in Bhagavad-Gita, Srimad Bahgavatam and many other scriptures. Rig Veda 1-9-5 , 6 mentions, “He is the Lord of knowledge, infinite wisdom and material wealth”. He pervades the matter and the whole space (A.V.19-20-2). All the four Vedas describe that He and His laws (Rta) are the same. Those who follow His laws and commandments can realize Him. He is unborn (ajo) and incarnation of God as a human being is not visualized (Y.V.34-53, 40-8 and A.V. 10-23-4 ). He lives within you and you live within Him as one of His tiny living cells.
The Supreme Reality (Brahma) wants all the human beings to follow His laws (Rta) to assist Him to maintain social, moral and physical order. Our ignorance makes us to know Him through idols and not through His laws and Commandments. Thus all evils, corruption, bribery, naked selfishness and material desires are more rampant with people who do not follow His cosmic laws (RTA) but try to find Him in idols/icons, places of pilgrimage etc. Majority of such persons even create pollution of all kinds, environmental hazards, social and economic tensions in society and thus knowingly or unwittingly go against Rta and tend to create social, moral and physical disorder.
Vedas advise open discussions on religion, ethics, morality, divinity, soul, spirit and Prakrti in an assembly where all individuals are advised to participate. This august body in the Vedas is described as Vidhata. Being ineffable, He does not want the human beings to praise Him all the time about His attributes. As Sankracharya said, "even the words recoil to describe Him". Categories, quantity, quality, colour and words cannot explain Him. Thus Vedas give great importance that we should know and understand Him.
He is an impersonal God, impartial and Unmoved Mover but moves the universe in a wondrous design. There are a number of hymns relating to Rta-laws of God, which He observes and follows Himself sternly. He never breaks them and this result in equilibrium in the entire universe. There is a mention that even animals, birds, plants as well as all inanimate things follow these laws. The more you understand and love Him, the more you go away from ostentatious, blind and proxy worship of idols, icons and statues, ritualistic meditation and blind love of money. The inert matter starts disappearing and you start realising that all human beings are spiritual brothers and sisters. Vedic God has only blessings and mercy for all His creation and no curse for His creatures. If an individual is leading a miserable life of stress, it is his/her own creation as the individuals are their own greatest friends and their own enemies.
Kindly render divine social service and forward this e-mail to the seekers of Vedic knowledge. Revive Vedas and save mankind from social, moral and physical disorder and come out of the vehement effect of the dazzling golden disc of Cosmic Delusion MAYA.
With kind regards,
Your spiritual brother,