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