Make your own free website on Tripod.com


Vedic Philosophy

Vedic philosophy is based on the Vedas, Shastras, Upanishads, and Gita putforth by Maharishi Dayanand Sarswati, the greatest Vedic scholar and founder of Arya Samaj

Kirnvanto Vishvam Aryam ~ Make This World Noble 

 

RIG VEDA - YAJUR VEDA - SAAM VEDA - ATHARVA VEDA

Means of Moksha
Vedic Teachings
Light of Truth
Introduction to Vedas
Rama myth or truth
Distortions in History
Other Links
Meditation

Law of Karma

         God is All-blissful, Formless, Almighty, Just, Merciful, Unborn, Infinite, All-pervading, Omniscient, Controller of All from within, Immortal, Fearless, Eternal, Pure and Creator of the Universe.

 Souls are numerous. They are neither created nor ever cease to exist.  The physical world is made of matter. Matter always exists and never gets destroyed, it only changes shape.  God creates the universe from matter for the benefit of souls. Without creation of the universe, the souls are in deep sleep and as good as dead.  Everything we see, feel, hear, touch, smell is made of matter.  All bodies are also made of matter. When the soul joins the body, it is called birth and when the soul separates from the body, it is called death.

 Humans are the only species who perform good or bad deeds and reap the rewards or punishment from their deeds in done previous and present human life. Deeds performed by humans never go un-rewarded or un-punished.  Animals on the other hand, do not do any deeds. They are rewarded or punished with the life and the environment they are given. This is called the Law of Karma.

God is Just, therefore souls are born either human or animal, based on the deeds they performed when in human life. Based on that, one person is born with all the luxuries and the other is born in extreme poverty. Furthermore, a good person (soul) is born again as a human being after his/her death, but a bad person (soul) endures millions of lower lives (as animals, birds, insects, etc.) before being reborn as a human being. 

 Moreover, no life, human or animal, is without suffering. The real purpose of human life is to get rid of the cycle of birth and death. Escaping the cycle of birth and death is called Moksha. Moksha is the highest spiritual point, when no birth or death occurs, and the soul enjoys Godly bliss. Moksha is possible only thru piety and meditation.

Note: Also read "Puzzle of Deeds and Destiny Solved" on 'other links' page.

DHARMA ENCOMPASSES FAITH AND RELIGION

            By Chitranjan Sawant.

DHARMA is a Sanskrit word that encompasses all that a human being should do or not do. A human being should walk on the path of Righteousness. He and she should keep all that is EVIL at bay. Just follow the Dharma and your action or inaction will not go haywire. One does not have to do a hair splitting between faith and religion.

WHAT IS DHARMA: Right from the time one opens one's eyes in the morning, goes through all kinds of activities till the time he or she hits the sack it is ACTION done by an individual's soul. The soul is responsible for every action done by it and the reward or punishment will follow.

In the Vedic philosophy of life, it is called the KARMA and the reward or punishment that a soul receives is called KARMAPHAL or fruits of action and/or inaction.

Back to the original question to find what will guide our thought and action so that we do good karma? As per Manu Maharaj, ten principles guide our action and these TEN principles comprise the DHARMA. No rituals, no religion and no faith in a deity or an image or a prophet. The DHARMA is for all human beings and no single individual is called a son of God. All humans are equals in the eye of God. Let us analyze Manu's Ten Principles that go to define DHARMA.

Patience, Forgiveness, Sublimation of desires, Not entertaining the thought of Stealing, Purity of body, mind and soul, Control of human urges, Sharpening of BUDDHI or intellect, Openness in receiving Spiritual knowledge,  Pursuing the TRUTH, Eliminating ANGER - these are the TEN COMMANDMENTS that guide a human being's life of righteousness.

Thus we see that the Vedic way of life is devoid of religion and rituals and there is no requirement of reposing FAITH in a prophet or a godly man.

The individual human being, both male and female, have equal access to the Almighty to say prayers and be listened.

Therefore, I strongly recommend that all human beings observe the Ten Commandments of DHARMA and achieve the goal of MOKSHA.

What is MOKSHA ?

It is through the Karma that a soul is elevated or goes into abyss. If the cumulative effect of Karma is assessed by the Almighty, an individual soul may earn the credit of being freed from the cycle of birth, death and rebirth. That soul has thus attained MOKSHA or liberation from the cycle of birth, death and reincarnation of the soul.

This is the end result of a soul's action or Karma as per the Dharma.

__________________________________

For a chat please write to

upvanom@yahoo.com

 

Human Life is very short and  precious, once lost without attaining God, it will be a grave disaster..

The Key to attaining God is true knowledge, good deeds, meditation (gyan,karma,upasna). 

 

This page was last updated on 10/11/10.         
Editor:  vsgarg@yahoo.com