February 6, 2011
Environmental Science and Vedas
Dear Spiritual Brothers and Sisters on this divine Planet,
Subject: Environmental Science and Vedic Metaphysics
Owing to modern economics based on inert matter (economists are refusing to accept that matter has unsuspected vitality), wide spread dreaded, materialism, discursive intellectual knowledge based on sense perception and vested interest of both developed and developing nations, environmental science continues to remain in its infancy. It continues to ignore the fact that wide spread social, moral and physical pollution is affecting water, air, ether and even nations and societies. Thus our divine planet is no longer the benign Mother Earth but a quarry for material exploitation.
Owing to what we call “Progress” and “Modernity”, to day over 40 aircrafts are taking off per minute around the globe. Over a billion vehicles, engines etc are using/burning colossal amount of fossil fuel –the resulting accumulation of Green House gases is mind boggling. Burning of fossil fuel to trade goods including agricultural commodities is fast bringing the world to a tipping point. Our life style has made “Food” to travel a few thousands of miles before it reaches our tables.
Cause: The modern social, economic and political theories of dreaded Materialism based on inert matter.
We treat matter as inert even though the most ancient books of knowledge Vedas (literally means ocean of knowledge) told us that matter has unsuspected vitality.
Since the Vedas contain harmonized spiritual and material knowledge, it may be useful to know what Risis (metaphysicists) and Munnies (wandering sages) of yore told us for the welfare of mankind of all ages.
Atharva Veda tells O’ man: seek all means to know the meaning of Life, for without knowing it you will be lost, wandering from birth to birth, receiving knock after knock…. For knowing this the Supreme Soul Parmatma provided you with Soul (Atma)- an omniscient principle containing a-priori knowledge.
Rig Vedas further tells us the Purpose of Human Birth is to assist the Supreme Architect (Viswaskarma) in the maintenance of His Grand wondrous Design. Vedas therefore, advise become divine bureaucrats of God to save this divine planet from social, moral and physical pollution. Owing to evil thoughts when hydra headed corruption with nine heads (Sama Veda) enters the firmament, waters and earth, pollution spreads like wild fire. Vedas remind us through the most famous Peace Prayer in Rig Veda : Shanti Prithvi, Shanti Raapa….”
Now we do not find spirit in trees, plants, waters, firmament etc in spite of having been proved by modern scientists 24 hours invisible mini/tiny machines working in over 100 sub-atomic particles owing to energy principle Spirit (Jeev) in Shuniya (void).
The earth is upheld by stationary Sun, sunrays which revolve like deer is protected by people following Rta (Cosmic Laws of Necessity). There is a prayer O men: collect heroes who will help in the preservation of land (RV 5-75-11). Vedas told the mankind that Earth (Prithvi) moves very fast on its subtle axle which does not get rusted and gives no jerks to animate and inanimate life/things. Earth produces medicinal herbs which make bodies of human beings and animals disease less. (RV 5-74-3)
O Men: encourage medical sciences and other physical sciences based on matter which has unsuspected vitality and develop Artha (Economics) based on Dharma. Rtam, Satyam, Dharmmam- Rtam Laws of Nature are eternal truths (Satyam) and following these Rta is Vedic Dharma (Rig Veda).
Scientists (Ashvinau) should produce ships, aircrafts, electricity etc. for the welfare of mankind from the five Mahatatva earth, water, fire, air and ether (akash), which uphold our divine planet. These consist of infinite no of atoms- both subtle and gross (anu and kanu) born out of the eternal first cause. The primordial matter is spread like the light of the Sun and goes round the earth, sky as waves and wavicles (RV 5-47-2)
Lord Krishna tells “Me” as supervisor Prakrti (divine Nature) brings forth whole creation B-G 9-10, seeds only take shape when love of Prakrti, soil, matter is provided. Ignoring Earth and Prakrti (divine Nature) is to destroy ourselves. The care of the earth is entrusted to human beings. Vedic Rta is do not waste resources of the earth, follow path of moderation and iddm nan mmam- enlightened liberalism- nothing for self all for society.
By deviating from Vedas, the world has gained nothing. Now we are lost in discursive intellectual discussions to prove “ones material arguments are superior to others.”
Revive Vedas and see the magical effect of our benign Mother Earth smiling once again.
For more details on Vedic solutions to Global Warming/Pollution/environmental hazards, kindly peruse Chapters on Prakrti (divine Nature) and Rta- Cosmic Laws of Necessity in “Glimpses of Vedic Metaphysics” on Website http://www.sabhlokcity.com/metaphysics
2. Kindly feel free to improve this Vedic Message for the benefit of entire mankind.
Why as per you would have god created the fossil fuels? All travel, industry etc is being made possible by use of fossil fuels.
Fossil fuels are meat and bones decomposition and all hindus are also partaking in that when we use any modern technology. Fossil fuels are also polluting the environment.
Why would you think god would have made fossil fuel in 1st place? Any divine reason?
Namaste and Thank you for all your well-intentioned efforts at spreading the VEDAS. BUT PLEASE REMOVE MY NAME FROM YOUR CONTACT LIST- as I am not inclined to read a whole lot of literature – even on the wonderful VEDAS.
I DO NOT WISH TO REIIEVE ANY MORE MAILS ON THIS SUBJECT.
I really enjoyed your informative article which helped me to understand many things. Thank You for that. Please read my small piece and I would appreciate feedback if you can.
Meaning of Asvhinau is scientists or highly knowledgeable people, at least. So, I figured that Ashva means knowledge and rath is vehicle which can be read as ‘making knowledge your vehicle’ move forward in life. Surya is said to be ‘Ashva ratham arudham’. This can be read as- ‘ our inner surya chakra when developed makes us very knowledgeable. This would mean that Karna was a very highly educated scientist. I don’t think Ashva means horses as is popularly believed. Horses were usually called Arva and since many were bred in Arabia (Arabstan), it was known as Arvastan in the old days. I feel that wherever we find the word Ashva it should be read in that context, such as Ashwagandha, or Ashwamedha yagya. Ashwa would be all knowledge, gandha means essence of (not smell).
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Dear Sir, we applaud your work in sharing this great environmental knowledge.
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