Veda is Dwaitha
Puttaparthi, Sai Kulwanth Hall (Gurupoornima )
Based on the nature of the world, the four Vedas declare the four great sayings: “Aham Brahmasmi, Pragnyanam Brahma, Ayamatma Brahma, Tat twam Asi”. The entire Veda is dualism. Where can one find ‘adwaitha’, non-dualism, when the Vedas themselves are ‘dwaitha’, dualism? Vedas were formed to guide man to choose the right wants, right experiences, and the right path to happiness. The Vedas also set the code of conduct for the different stages of life viz. ‘brahmachari’ the celibate, ‘gruhastha’ the householder, ‘vaanaprastha’ the old age, ‘sanyasi’ the recluse. Vedas teach the code of conduct but is dualism. Vedanta is adwaitha, non-dualism which is the Upanishad. The Vedanta too negates the dualism. In the statement, ‘Aham Brahmasmi’, I am Brahma, there are two entities ‘I” and “brahma’. When there are two entities it amounts to dualism and not to non- dualism. In this way one can understand that divinity is everywhere, but due to ignorance man is unable to know the truth and is subjected to many troubles and sufferings.
Inner significance of Vedas00:01:41
And we find that this is Dharma - the code we read, and they all speak of same divinity. Vedas refer to four mahavakya.'Tat Tvam Asi' ' That Thou Art' and how many people follow that? 'Pragnanam Brahma' that means 'Awarenesss is Divine'. Constant integrated awareness. That awareness, constant integrated awareness. Only one that exists. What is it? Truth is one. The third one, 'Ayam Atma Brahma', in english you can say "I am Atma and Brahma". I am Atma. I am Brahma. That is Ayam Atma Brahma. Vedas refer to such subtle meanings. We just repeat like a parrot all these dicta. We just utter but we don't follow. We don't practice. All that you do not practice all utterances are false and only pomp and show.
Through vedas one can attain Brahmanatwa and Brahmatattwa00:01:40
One attains the third life when one chants the Vedas. He is then called a ‘Viprudu’. When this is considered as the third birth, one must follow the path of gradual study of vedas, knowing the significance of the mantras therein and lead one’s life in accordance with the said principles. By studying the vedas one would succeed in attaining ‘Brahma’. It is only when one acquires the state of ‘brahma’ that one can be called a ‘Brahmana’. It is very important that one is a Brahmana not only by virtue of his birth but also by virtue one’s actions. One should also realise and continue to realise the truth that being called a Brahmana by virtue of birth and actions is truly the path to the Divinity. Therefore, it is not proper to state one as a Brahmana by virtue of birth. One is qualified to be called a Brahmana only when one has understood and attained the state of Brahma.
Vedas propounds unity00:01:58
The Veda in Bharatheeya culture is most important and is held as the standard. The whole world is full of infinite number of heads, innumerable number of hands and feet. Therefore we should live together. We should move about together. We should also improve upon the intelligence that we have come to know. We should live in friendship without any conflicts or differences of opinion. This is the main teaching of Veda. All should live together. Unity is human life. One should practice for progress. But today there is no unity. Because of the absence of unity, human life has lost its meaning. When you increase in unity, purity will develop. When purity develops, you will have divinity. When there is no unity, enmity based on community steps in. So don’t give scope for enmity. That’s our enemy. Mankind has 3 enemies – they are desire, anger and hatred. These are demons. Don’t entertain them.
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