Saint Ved Vyas relating the Bhagwatam to Shukdeo (3100 B.C.)

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(58) Age of the Vedas and the Puranas.

       We have the Vedas including the Upnishads, and also Upvedas, Vedangas and the Puranas, out of which Upnishads and the Bhagwatam are the important ones. They were all produced by Brahma at the very beginning of the creation of this brahmand. Primarily they originated from God Vishnu Who is the Almighty aspect of supreme God Krishn. Then we have Smriti and Itihas. All of these scriptures were reproduced by Bhagwan Ved Vyas. We also have Darshan Shastra, the Gita, writings of the Jagadgurus and other acharyas and Saints. These are our scriptures.

All the souls and the lifeless cosmic power maya are both eternal.

Souls are under the influence and the bondage of maya since eternity. The Upnishads and the Puranas reveal the form of God and tell the procedure of freeing oneself from the bondage of maya with the Grace of God, and to realize the Divine Bliss. Now the question is: when the bondage is eternal, its solution should also be eternally existing; and the second thing is that every eternal existence has to be related to God and residing within God, because He is the supreme eternal Divine power.

The fact is, that the Vedas, Upnishads and the Puranas etc., are eternal; and they are eternal Divine powers residing in the abode of God Maha Vishnu. From Him they descend into the intellect of Brahma and then Brahma produces them in the world through the Sages. So, the Rigved (10/90/9), the Yajurved (31/7) and also the Atharvaved (19/6/13) authenticate the same truth, that all the Vedas were produced from God. The word is ‘ajayat’ which means that they already existed in the Divine abode, God just produced them.

The Brihadaranyak Upnishad says,

“Rigved, Yajurved, Samved, Atharvaved, Itihas (which is Ramayan and Mahabharat), Puran, Upvedas, Vedangas, Upnishads, (Sanskrit) language, and Sutras etc., were all produced by God.”

The Bhagwatam says,

“Brahma produced the eternal scriptures, Rigved, Yajurved, Samved, Atharvaved and also the Puranas which are like the fifth Ved.” He produced them at the very beginning of the creation of the world which was 155.52 trillion years ago.

Thus, the eternally existing Vedas and the Upnishads are the Divine knowledge itself. The Upnishads enlighten the souls with the knowledge of God. It leads to renunciation of worldly attachments and devotion (bhakti) to God, which, at the perfection of total loving submission to God, reveals the Blissful form of God and the soul becomes Blissful forever. This is Ved, an eternal power of God.

So, now we know that the Vedas, the Upnishads and the Puranas are all eternal Divine knowledges which were given by God to Brahma and then Brahma produced them 155.52 trillion years ago to the Sages of this brahmand who then produced them for the people of this earth planet, and Bhagwan Ved Vyas reproduced all of them before 3102 BC. A detailed description about their eternal is already given in the Articles 1 and 3. Then why is it that all these Indian and European writers unnecessarily tried to assume their date of production? It could be either to show off their intellectuality, or a release of the prejudice of their heart, or a blind following of earlier writers.

First take the examples of the writers like Jacobi or Tilak who said that the Rigved was written around 4500 BC or 4000 BC. They gave the reference of certain astrological indications which they found in the Rigved or some Grihya Sutra or Shatpath Brahman and produced their calculations. Every astrologer knows that the positions of the 27 nakchatras (lunar asterisms) in relation to the moon is always changing and it’s in a circular pattern. Thus, a particular position of the sun or a star or a nakchatra at a particular time and on a particular date of a year is such an event that would keep on repeating at the end of every cycle. It means the position of the stars which was on or about 4500 or 4000 BC, would have also been prior to that; and again prior to that also; and so on. So it would also have been a million years ago or a billion years ago, or even trillions of years ago when the Sages of Bharatvarsh received the knowledge of the Vedas and Puranas from Brahma, because the astrological science of the movement of the nakchatras remains the same.

So one cannot claim on the basis of such astrological indications that the Rigved was written only in that particular period. According to their own speculative calculations writers have deduced various dates of Rigved from 2500 BC to about 9000 BC. However, we should know that the indications in the scriptures are not wrong, but interpretations of those people are wrong; and the most important thing is that when the Vedas themselves are telling that they are eternal and are produced by God and it is an openly accepted fact that Bhagwan Ved Vyas himself reproduced all of them during the period of Krishn’s descension, why should one try to defy the Divine facts that are already established and show off a piece of his worldly intellectuality? It could only be out of his whim or ignorance, or the impurity of the mind, that restricts him from accepting the greatness of our Divine scriptures.

Jacobi was presumably ignorant about the Divine greatness of Bhartiya scriptures and Bhartiya civilization as he wrongfully writes, “Punjab was the home of the earliest Vedic civilization,” on page 91 of Ritambhara Studies in Indology, 1986 edition. Now coming to such writers who wrote that the Vedas were produced between 1000 and 1500 BC or maybe earlier; they were mostly the people who were associated with the Asiatic Society of Bengal. It is already explained in the Articles 31 to 38 that their writings were motivated to demean the Vedic culture, so they simply poured the prejudice of their heart in their writings.

Thus we know that the Vedas with all of their affiliates, the Upnishads and the Puranas are all eternal.



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