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What Are The Vedas? | Book Of God | Eternal Knowledge Of God | Hinduism Questions Answered


Radhey Radhey Swamiji! My question is all religions have one sacred book that they respect, like the Bible. What is the Bible
of Hinduism? Just like when you get a machine you have a manual that explains
how to use it, similarly God has sent us into this world and he has the manual
which is the sacred book right and then there are the teachers which are the
prophets who came down. So religious traditions around the world have had
their sacred book. Christianity has the Bible, Islam has the Quran, Judaism has
the Torah, Confucianism has their own Taoism has the Tao Te Ching, Sikhism has
the Guru Grantha Sahib, Buddhism has the Tipi Takas the three baskets of
knowledge and similarly the Parsees have their own the Zend Avesta etc so what
is the book of the Hindus? The book of the Hindus is the Vedas and this is
based on a very subtle concept according to the Hindu philosophy knowledge is
eternal divine knowledge just like God is eternal his knowledge is also eternal.
Ever since God has existed his knowledge has existed. So to say that there is a
holy book that exists since such in such period in time
seems a little illogical. What about the people who came before that? They had no
access to being saved. If there is a sacred book that is the basis
of being saved then what about the people who came before that? Right so
there must be some knowledge that has existed ever since God has existed. Our
scriptures say that eternal knowledge of God is the Vedas. These Vedas was not the
name of book, they referred to God’s knowledge. Rvery time God engages in
creation he manifests that knowledge and then that knowledge was coming down
through the ears. The Guru would speak it to his disciple, the disciple would hear
it and pass it on to his disciple that is how the Vedas were coming down and
since they were coming through the ears and the ear is called Shruti hence
another name for the Vedas is Shruti. However 5,000 years ago Veda Vyasa who
was an avatar of God himself he felt that the people of Kali Yug will not be
Shruti-dhari, they will not have the capacity to hear and remember so he put
that knowledge into a book he wrote it down and that became the physical Vedas
that is the Bible of Hinduism the physical Vedas. The world says that the
most ancient scripture in history is the Vedas. But we say no that’s an
inaccurate statement don’t say most ancient that means it had
a beginning. This is the eternal scripture which has ever existed and
that is why what the Vedas are explaining is not Hinduism as such. The
word Hinduism came up later in history it was a name that was given when the
invaders came to conquer India, all those who were
on this side of the Hindu Kush were called Hindus but the word Hinduism is
not there in the Vedas they talk about Sanatana-Dharma the eternal religion, the
eternal principles, the internal science of how to purify yourself, how to elevate
yourself, that is Sanatana-Dharma and that is now loosely being called
hinduism. So you have holy books in all the other traditions and we respect all
of them because the same truth is being explained by the great prophets so in
the Hindu mind we respect all the scriptures we respect knowledge we
respect spirituality and devotion wherever we see it but at the same time
we must understand the specialty of our own tradition. Now how did the Bible come
about after Christ many of his disciples they wrote Testaments and so there were
about 50 different Testaments about 50! So two hundred years after Christ by the
throw of dice four of them got selected these were the Bible by Matthew, Luke, John
and Mark and on the basis of that the New Testament got created. If you see in
the Buddhist tradition five hundred years after the Buddha his teachings
were compiled and put in the form of a book right but still we respect them as
books of knowledge and in the Vedas this is the eternal knowledge of God and
hence it is the authority on which principles or spiritual principles are
determined, “quoting scriptures” “quoting scriptures”. So every Acharya in Hinduism every writer has accepted the Vedas as
authority and then expounded that in their own writings.
So if Tulsidas writes the Ramayan he says I’m writing it in accordance with the Vedas. If Veda Vyasa writes the bhagwat he says I am writing on the authority
and testimony of the Vedas that creates a body of scriptures called Vedic
literature that is the basis of knowledge in our Hindu tradition.

Otis Rodgers

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51 COMMENTS

  1. Swami Mukundananda Posted on June 17, 2018 at 12:18 am

    Vedas – Knowledge is eternal just like God!
    Our responsibility to purify our mind through them and reach our ultimate goal..Selfless Love for God🙏

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  2. shankar prasad Posted on June 17, 2018 at 12:24 am

    Amazing Lecture Gurudev. Radhey Radhey Govinda Radhey

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  3. rohankarande Posted on June 17, 2018 at 12:26 am

    Beautifully explained..Knowledge is Eternal Just like God!

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  4. Sushma Srivastava Posted on June 17, 2018 at 12:38 am

    Swamiji, beautiful explanation. Vedas are eternal scriptures. As the Divine knowledge is eternal.

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  5. Indramani Sinha 1008 Posted on June 17, 2018 at 2:38 am

    Vedas are eternal, all purāns, upanishads & Bhagavad Gitā belongs to Vedas.

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  6. Chandra Harnam Pokan Posted on June 17, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    Great knowledge of God and all the religious books.Thanks Swamiji Radhey Radhey 💙

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  7. Meenu Kapoor/Kripaludassi Posted on June 18, 2018 at 5:30 am

    Vedas are eternal knowledge of God.

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  8. Smita Mehta Posted on June 18, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Swamiji says that the Vedas are the ultimate authority in our sanatan dharma. These scriptures were initially revealed in the heart of the first born Brahma and transmitted from Guru to disciple through oral-auditory transmission (Shruti). However, Ved Vyas penned God’s knowledge knowing full well that in Kaliyug, humans would not have the capacity to remember such vast knowledge simply by hearing.

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  9. CT-7567 Rex Posted on August 22, 2018 at 10:21 am

    We do respect but not Islam and bible .we are pagans .So atheism must Rise . Otherwise we will be wipedout by asteroids in 2029 or 2036 if it hits earth and thus the end of human civilization .

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  10. Stephy Vijayan Posted on September 18, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Bible is the combination of 66 books all together, and you say, it just have 4 books after Jesus Christ.

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  11. Tejal Jasani Posted on September 18, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    So important to have this knowledge "What are Vedas?"

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  12. Cynthia Bjork Posted on October 3, 2018 at 2:37 am

    So kind is God to provide a manual –the Vedas. Such fortune to have this knowledge available, though we are far from the original place and time where Ved Vyas descended, noted down /divided the Vedas. Truly …the Bhagavad Gita study class given in teleclass format is true gift. The teacher and learning brings such joy (and it is by phone!)

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  13. Cynthia Bjork Posted on October 3, 2018 at 2:39 am

    So many wise young people listening and learning so attentively. Beautiful.

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  14. Tripti Golwalkar Posted on October 23, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    Swamiji, amazing explanation of divine knowledge.Vedas are eternal as GOD.

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  15. Renjini Jyothishmathy Posted on October 31, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    Thank you Swamiji for giving us this wonderful knowledge. The knowledge of the vedas are eternal.

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  16. Gopika gd Posted on November 1, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    Thank you swamiji for explaining the knowledge about Vedas .

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  17. Meena Goyal Posted on November 2, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    Very convincing and logical reasoning by Swamiji about Vedas!🙏🙏🙏

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  18. Karuna Sharma Posted on November 2, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    Veda contains eternal knowledge of God .
    Great explanation by swamiji

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  19. Gopal Trivedi Posted on November 7, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Thank you Swamiji. Rather Radhey.

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  20. Veena Trivedi Posted on November 9, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Wonderful explanation about the eternal knowledge of Vedas.

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  21. Enoa Keshavi Millett Posted on November 15, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    Swamiji. Namaste'. Your Divine Wisdom from God has blessed me. Thank You so much. One day I am coming to India to be one of your students.

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  22. Sneh Anand Posted on November 26, 2018 at 5:05 am

    Very informative

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  23. Veena Trivedi Posted on November 30, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    Wonderfully answered by Swamiji.

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  24. Mythili Vetcha Posted on December 13, 2018 at 3:08 am

    Radhey Radhey

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  25. Hyma R Posted on December 28, 2018 at 6:59 am

    Vedas are the eternal knowledge of God.

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  26. Abhi Posted on December 28, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Here is a question for you Muktanada ji. Can you tell me what knowledge is there in Rig Veda…plz do not include vedanta/upanishads in it..I know Vedanta/Upanishads have knowledge in it. But I am asking just about Rig Veda. I have listened the whole Rig Veda in Hindi, below is the link. Can please let me know point by point hymn by hymn what is the knowledge present in Rig Veda ?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDMpz0h52tE

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  27. black current Posted on January 2, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Does God feel lonely

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  28. GAURI DALMIA Posted on January 15, 2019 at 1:51 am

    He's too good… He is a ery good speaker, has a lot of knowledgeable and wisdom ….. I love listening to him… 🙏

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  29. Prasanna Mondal Posted on January 28, 2019 at 4:41 am

    Wonderful explanations.

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  30. Subho Deep Thakur Posted on February 10, 2019 at 9:47 am

    The most important question is Why God has sent us into this world??

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  31. vyshu creative Posted on February 13, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Why there are many holy books when the god is only one ?

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  32. Bill Rafferty Posted on February 14, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    A concise explanation of the Vedas as eternal truth, while still respectful of the scriptures of other religions as precious to their traditions.

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  33. Gayatri Ch Posted on February 17, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    Excellent answer Swamiji, thank you !!

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  34. SIDDHARTH ARUN KUMR JAGYASI ARUN KUMAR MADHAV Posted on March 17, 2019 at 5:40 am

    Found you swami ji
    Feeling blessed
    Million thanks

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  35. Preeti Malhotra Posted on March 24, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    Vedas are eternal just like God!

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  36. Goozy Talks Posted on March 29, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    Hare Krishna Swami Ji very nice explanation it will help me to explain others….

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  37. Vijay Kumar Posted on April 5, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Very good explanation by Guruji. I have never agreed that Bhagavad Geetha as the holy book of Hindus (may be for just vaishnavites). The VEDAS are our holy books for the entire people of Sanathan Dharma and they are eternal.

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  38. Mazhar Nadeem Posted on April 8, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    Thanks for Explaining about Vedas. But i have a Question???
    What is story of Firon in Hinduism ??

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  39. adrian lobo Posted on April 9, 2019 at 5:00 am

    very well explianed. thank u 🙂

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  40. Omkar Sohoni Posted on April 12, 2019 at 3:50 am

    Beautiful explanation

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  41. shyama41 Posted on April 19, 2019 at 12:05 am

    Haribol! The Vedas!

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  42. Sandhya Das Posted on May 24, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    Beautiful explanation Swamiji! Vedas are the most sacred scriptures of Hindus and it is eternal just like God.

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  43. Siju Mathew Posted on May 25, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    Explain who is Prajapati

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  44. zeal rajee Posted on June 9, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    Rig-Veda mention about cow
    And not to eat cow meat
    We need more english speaking guru so maximum mases know about hinduisn

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  45. AN!K ABRAHAM Posted on July 11, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    We Ariya Also Worship Ek Omkar .

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  46. thank u krishna thank u krishna Posted on July 24, 2019 at 6:36 am

    Vedas came from breathing of lord krisna

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  47. Premal Shukla Posted on August 3, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Vedas are the quintessential word of God!

    Reply
  48. Ahmed Faizy Posted on August 10, 2019 at 1:53 am

    These religions let you go in hell-
    Be wise chose right path..chose islam-

    Reply
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