Why are there too many contradictions in various Hindu scriptures (Vedas, Puranas, Geeta, etc.)? Posted by Saif min Suyufillah in Contradictions ≈ 2 Comments. Being by itself colorless, it is difficult to distinguish. Just then Arjuna saw his dear friend Bhagawan Krishna approaching him…. Some interpret Rig Veda 10.90.5 as, The almighty God created Viraj, and Viraj then created the Men (Purusha) or living creatures, they translate the later word Purusha literally as Men. Thank you for your excellent books and outstanding prices! The ring is called an 'upadhi' for gold. Archaeological and historical evidence suggests that rural community existed even in the pre-Vedic age. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. This obviously will not be acceptable to anybody, not even to those who propound the above interpretation. The word Viraj occurs in Atharva Veda 11.4.12 as Prana (Vital Spirit), in Atharva Veda 9.2.5 Viraj is translated as milch cow, and by Arya Samaj scholars as Splendid Speech [Goddess]. Refer Yajurveda 26.1, Rigveda 10.53.4, Nirukta 3.8 etc. What a waste !! Blessings for safety and health. Unfurling locks of hair and his snakes floating into space portray the dynamics of the act. Identified verse by verse and explained using the most up-to-date scholarly information about the Bible, its texts, and the men who wrote them — by Dr. Steven DiMattei But, rather than its colorless nature, we now see it as red. The earth was born from the upward-growing (tree), the quarters were born from the earth; Daksha was born from Aditi, and afterwards Aditi from Daksha. Then heat he took for Agni, and with rain for molten butter he [Rohita] created every living thing [or universe]. Thank you so much , my order was delivered today in perfect condition! When Gods are later than this world’s production then who sacrificed Purusha? Any quality comes only through the association with upadhis. But in spite of such contradiction, because we Hindus accept the Vedas as authority we accept cow dung as pure and allow it to be used even in the kitchen. (Shvetashvatara Upanishad 3.19), 'God is light (tejomaya), God is without light (a-tejomaya). Who there declared Whence this arose? Sharma, Prof. Ram Murti. JAPAN, A Concise Dictionary of Indian Philosophy. Negating the transient, ever-changing world, what is described in the Brhadaranyaka Upanishad as "Neti Neti – Not This, Not This", is the Nirguna Brahman. Sivaya Gurvey namaha.... What a wonderful article. Resolution: No, on the contrary, the whole purpose of this analysis is to show how everything in this world is God. The teachings of Madhava Acharya, Ramanucharya and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu step by step take one from the 'Mayavata' platform to appreciate the Supereme Personality of Godhead. Fundamentally, a pot is nothing but clay only. Objection: There are obviously contradictory statements in the Vedas. For the common man the statements of the Vedas appear to be contradictory. Clay, which can take any shape, is by itself shapeless. Object & subject will cease once we realized the self. Draupadi was as forgiving as mother earth herself…. Some stopped cooking, some stopped feeding, some stopped eating, some stopped washing clothes etc. Recognising this as all-important to the world that is grants us the path to an open consciousness of God. Shri Shankaracharya's Commentary on the Brahma Sutras with the Sub-Commentary 'Ratnaprabha' (Text and Hindi Translation), Varanasi, 2006. This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times. Your website is amazing and so fun to spend time on. What then is the significance of the statements in Shruti (Vedas), where God is described as formless and without any qualities? (Isha Upanishad 5), 'God is very far, God is very near'. Contradictions in Vedas:️ WHAT DID THE ASHWINS DRAW FROM HOOF OF THE HORSE? Go out and play for sometime." How the creation of universe (or of earth) took place? God has dharma (dharmamaya), God does not have dharma (a-dharmamaya).' Sivoham Sivoham ...Sivaya Brahmaney namaha !! That sacrifice, first-born Purusha, they hallowed with the sprinkled Rains. Vedas are the oldest scriptures ever written. ", "She has always believed that this would redeem her of her distress….A coconut, otherwise an ordinary dried fruit or the source of edible, or at the most, beauty oil, has always been revered as an auspicious object effecting good and well-being and the food that gods most loved….The tree in the Buddhist tradition was later identified as Bodhi-tree, seated under which Buddha had attained Enlightenment….Body gestures and symptoms, signs, indications among others must have been the early man’s tools of communicating oneself and knowing and understanding the world around….Kirttimukha was initially conceived as a mystical mask….Lion does not figure in the wide range of animal toys or figurines excavated from Indus sites. In a bitter irony, what was to be her moment of deliverance, turned out to be the beginning of another trial... Sita sets a high standard as an ideal wife who stays unswerving in her loyalty and righteousness, no matter how undesirable her husband's response... She emerges as a woman that even Agni - who has the power to reduce to ashes everything he touches - dare not touch or harm...". As we try to follow this advice, a complex loving controversy becomes apparent. I hope many many people will read this. Doubt: Leaving the sadhana issue apart, if it is asked what actually is God, Nirguna or Saguna, what would be your reply? If you go outside again, I will thrash you.". So how is it possible that this creation took place without the gods? Though very rare some enthused artists have conceived on Ardhanarishvara line also Vishnu’s Ardhanarishvara images. Do not insist on eating this fried potato, it … If Purusha is the Almighty god then how come the Almighty God (Purusha) himself was born? Whatever the shape may be, we will we get to know gold only. Resolution: Many people say that God is both Nirguna and Saguna. Even though the Linga seems red due to its proximity with the red flower, in actuality it is not red because it seems blue due to an upadhi of a blue flower. Rohita is considered a sage in that verse. For more than 55 years, American Atheists has fought to protect the absolute separation of religion from government and to elevate atheists and atheism in our nation’s public and political discourse. Whatever we see in front of us has come from God. I am here …. It is "Neti Neti", - Not This, Not This. Now this is senseless and as complicated as the saying ”What came first the chicken or the egg?” This is a clear contradiction, because Purusha is unborn they say and from Purusha, Viraj was born. A special thank you to the packing assistants! Are There Contradictions in the Vedas? God is desireful when associated with the upadhi of those like us bound by desire. Every era has its own social and cultural norms. This in a nutshell, is the definition of suffering and happiness. It is always with the same pleasure that I come back on your varied and rich site. The sacred Vedas often seem to give a conflicting description of God. By accepting the presence of upadhis which are associated with God, you are propounding duality; i.e. I'm happy with Exotic India in regards to its reliability and making products available across the world. They may deceive themselves but intellectuals will definitely find the truth. Contradictions in the Vedas Posted on November 19, 2019 July 31, 2020 by Ved Ka Bhed Written by Sulaiman Razvi Do mention the blog address and name of writer when you copy this article This article deals with contradictions in Vedas more particularly the Rig Veda. Engaged in these auspicious activities he should then slowly and steadily give up interest in karma and internalizing his sadhana, start comprehending the formless, featureless God (Nirguna Brahman). According to one school of thought, God is Saguna only, but the adjectives used to describe His qualities and features are transcendental, not material (prakritik). and ran away.... Upanishads call the jiva in waking state as Vishwa and the dreaming jiva as Taijasa (Mandukya Upanishad Mantras 3-4). God is swifter than the mind. Women in Hinduism/Vedas Part 2. it showed the Linga to be red while it was colorless. Thus fundamentally God is One and upadhi-less. I am so delighted with the purchase and cannot wait for my bracelets. Except in some classical forms in Lakshmi-Narayana imagery Lakshmi is ordinarily two-armed…. Harih Om. So much for the simple lady; but what about the Supreme Vedas? ", "This middle path lies in between extreme asceticism on one side, and extreme indulgence on the other…. Well done! 1. Who incited David to count the fighting men of Israel? Light, though it consists of all colors is by itself colorless. It is worth studying their teachings along with Bhagavat Gita As It is (with commentary by a pure Devotee), Srimad Bhagavatam and Chaitanya Charitamritam exactly in this order. In this manner, because the same Linga seems to take on the different color of its various upadhis, the only possible conclusion is that it is by itself colorless. Thank you very much for your excellent article on 'the Nature of God'. What is in it except water? Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written. Bhed Abhed and Ghatak shrutis: For the sake of study, Vedas are divided into two parts- Purva-bhaag and Uttar bhag.  This projection whence arose, Whether held or whether not, He the ruler in the supreme sky, of this He, O Sharman! Vishnu incarnates alone but Lakshmi also incarnates in simultaneity…. Therefore, how to reconcile these two statements? A pot cannot exist without clay. According to Purusha Sukta the earth was gendered from the Almighty god’s feet (Rigved 10.90.14), while the 72nd hymn states that the earth was born from a tree, Rig Veda 10.72.1-4 Let us proclaim with a clear voice the generations of the gods (the divine company), who, when their praises are recited, look (favourably on the worshipper) in this latter age. Scholars like Romila Thapar and D.D. However, even though God has no features, It is there. This clearly contradicts your principle that 'everything is God' (sarvam khalu idam Brahman, Chandogya Upanishad 3.14.1). As we read in Purusha Sukta that it were the Gods who sacrificed Purusha. His 'khadgasana' images are usually in three modes; one with his right foot moved forward represents him in a commander's disposition ready to rush for protecting a devotee in crisis or redeem him from some calamity. Thank you for really great prices compared to other sellers. > Who truly knows? 100 Jars of Sura (Wine)/ Madhu (Honey) Subscribe at Answering Hinduism - Gnanis World: https://t.ly/CPLN 4 The Riddles In Hinduism By Dr B R Ambedkar, The Father Of Indian Constitution. At one level we have considered this world to be an upadhi for God. Therefore, the ring becomes useful for understanding gold. In such a scheme, we can easily reconcile the adjectives like 'without smell' (a-gandham), or without taste (a-rasam), i.e. (Brhadaranyaka Upanishad 4.4.5). Vedas and Bhavisial puranas clearly indicating the coming of a last prophet called Muhammad in Mecca and he will be an orphan and his followers will be known as Muslims and they will do circumcision. ", "Here is a fragment from one of the most poignant episodes of Indian history…. So how is it possible that the Almighty God (Purusha) himself was born from an egg (Viraj)? Veda says, Rig Veda 10.90.5 From him Viraj was born; again Purusa from Viraj was born…, The word Viraj here is translated by some as universe. Brahma Samhita says 'Govindam Adi Prusham' and Brahma Samhita gives all details of Bhagavan. Is there Contradiction in the Vedas? Thus again we are saddled with contradictory features in God. Thank you! I do not desire a third boon…. No Hatred in Vedas Part 1. 100 Jars of Sura (Wine)/ Madhu (Honey) Subscribe at Answering Hinduism - Gnanis World: https://t.ly/CPLN 3 The Riddles In Hinduism By Dr B R Ambedkar, The Father Of Indian Constitution. God is one only and that is Para Brahman. Counter Response to Scientific Errors in Hinduism/Vedas. Vishnu purana says that all people should worship Vishnu Bhagwan and Vishnu created all people. In its true nature God is indescribable. Thus, the tradition does not totally reject or condemn the idea of the non-existence of God, although a majority of Hindus believe in him and worship him in numerous forms. ", "The sources of Dharma have been systematically divided into four simple categories....This desisting from the prohibition is what constitutes the karma, leading to Dharma.....There are many Vedic Karmas which do not find mention directly in the Vedas but are found only in the Smritis....The Agnihotra mentioned above can be performed at any one of the three times....Lord Shiva drank the deadliest poison easily. It is without taste or smell, speech or mind, without an exterior or an interior. Doubt: What is the meaning of this term 'upadhi'? Dividing his own body, the Lord became half male and half female; with that (female) he produced Virag. Atharva Veda 19.6.9 In the beginning rose Viraj: Purusha from Viraj was born. God is without eyes and ears or mouth. Fundamentally, everything being God only, there can be no upadhi different from It. By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. 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