April 2, 2011
Formless and Ineffable Nirguna Brahma as Described in Vedas
“The Vedas still represent eternal Truths in the Purest Form ever written”
Paul William Roberts – Oxford University Professor
VEDAS are meant to organize the society harmoniously of the followers of Sanatan Dharma and strictly prohibits individual gains in the pursuit of Dharma.
RV 1-97-8 has a Prayer to Manyu deva and Agni deva on WRATH “give us power not to become insensitive and silent spectators to social and moral evils and bestow us necessary wrath to fight against these evils”.
“O, God give me wrath against social criminals and non divine people (avarnas) and wake me up from the deep slumber of insensitivity.” Rig Veda
“OM Khamm Brahma” OM Thy name is God who is “Ek OM kar”- the only One God, Wise men describe Thee by many different names, including Vishwakarma– the Great Architect of the Universe..
Being Thy children let us all become Thy divine bureaucracy and help Thy Grand wondrous Design by becoming Paramjot– Carriers of divine and noble knowledge contained in Vedas
Dear Spiritual Brothers and Sisters,
Subject: Brief Description of the Supreme Reality in Vedas.
A number of hymns in the Vedas describe God in details. A few hymns can be mentioned for proper understanding of Nirguna Brahma who is the 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 Vedasdescribe that Thee and Thy laws (Rta) are the same. Those who follow His laws and commandments can realize Him in one birth. 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 Vedic metaphysics contained in Upanishads tell us that He has no demand for material offerings, donations, blind, proxy and ostentatious worship but wants all the human beings to follow His laws (Rta) of social, moral and physical order and assist him in the maintenance of His Grand wondrous Design. Vedas tell us that all evils, corruption, bribery, naked selfishness and material desires are more rampant with people who do not follow His laws (Rta). 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 His laws 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 Vidhta. 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 Brahman.
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 Brahman 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 gods. 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.
This brief description is from Chapter 8 of “Glimpses of Vedic Metaphysics” available on Internet for on-line reading and even taking print at no-cost. The book is accessible through google.com or Yahoo.com or lulu.com as well as Websitehttp://www.sabhlokcity.com/metaphysics/. Please visit my bloghttp://prem.sabhlokcity.com for open discussion regarding Vedic metaphysics, Swaraj (self rule) and other subjects.
To strengthen Vedic Sanatan Dharma (eternal religion) kindly render divine social service and forward this e-mail to the seekers of Vedic knowledge.
With kind regards,
Yours Spiritual Brother
Dear seekers of Vedic Knowledge,
Revival of Vedas will strengthen Hinduism. It will facilitate Hindus to explain Sanatan Dharma logically without bringing in mythology and also scientifically to our young children who are getting influenced by Western materialistic thoughts. I have seen during my past over 35 years of experience as a college lecturer and later as a senior government official that many Hindu children while filling application form/giving their bio-data write “Religion” as Atheism/Humanism.
If Hindu children write so in India , I am sure similar problem exists with Hindu children abroad.
Earlier we revive Vedas we strengthen Hindu religion/Dharma and avoid Hinduism (Sanatan Dharma- the eternal religion) from further shrinkage when two fast long distance runners i.e. Islam and Christianity are competing with each other to convert followers of other religions simply with the sole political aim of seeking world domination against the teachings of their own scriptures.