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types of questions you pose to us represent some of the common uncertainties
among Hindus -- especially Hindus educated and living in the West.
It was to educate Hindus about authentic Hinduism that The Vedic
Foundation was formed. In addition, it was to precisely address
these types of questions logically, scientifically and scripturally
that "The True History and the Religion of India" was
written. Although the book is extremely concise it requires reading
all 800 pages to fully understand the answers to these questions.
are many organizations and institutions working on the history
of India in
the East as well as the West. Why another organization, The
Vedic Foundation is bringing forth the history of India as
directly described in the Bhartiya scriptures. Having found
inaccuracies in college and school text books and printed
materials about the history and the religion of India, it
was researched and discovered how this misinformation has
been spread around the world (described in detail in "The
True History and the Religion of India" Part I, Chapter
3). Many organizations follow these biased interpretations
of western writers.
Vedic Foundation’s educational programs focus on correcting
this misinformation, clearing confusion and dispelling myths
that many of us hold about our history and religion.
does The Vedic Foundation want to provide an authentic form
of Hinduism and to become a definitive resource for Hinduism
in the West only and not in the East?
The Vedic Foundation is working in the western countries,
in India our institution Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat is vigorously
establishing the greatness of Hinduism and showing the path
to God in through our many preachers. The Vedic Foundation
is just one part of the entire mission.
can religious persons explain the history of India authentically
any scientific and universally accepted principles?
as we understand it in the West is only a measurement and
analysis of physical matter, thus incapable of measuring or
documenting Divinity. Scientific discoveries and knowledge
that have been accumulated so far are continuously shifting
and changing. Even as we speak, scientists are making new
discoveries and continuously modifying, revisiting or abandoning
current theories of physical reality. The same is true for
historians who base entire theories and timelines on very
small and isolated findings.
contrast, our Vedic science details the origin of life and
scientifically explains the twelve phases of creation, the
functioning of the planetary system, the absolute age of the
sun, the earth planet and much, much more. For detailed information,
read Part II, Chapter 4 of "The True History and the
Religion of India".
claim that the Hindu religion was first revealed 155.52 trillion
What about the age of the Sanskrit language?
is the language of the Divine world. When the scriptures were
revealed in this brahmand 155.52 trillion years ago Sanskrit
language and its grammar were also revealed along with them.
Sanskrit has been in its perfect form since the very beginning
– it has not had a single ‘sound shift’ or a change in the
vowel system or any addition in its grammar or change in the
formation of words.
perfection is the every evidence that it was not man-made
but a Divine gift. “The six unmatched features of the Sanskrit
language” in "The True History and the Religion of India"
describes this topic further.
would the Foundation tackle it’s assertion of Divine dimension
it has no acceptability among the historians in the East or
in the West?
historians are always prone to damage Hinduism. In our scriptures
we also have the provision for such people. They should try
to be honest and pious in their behavior and open minded to
accept a logical view and slowly start to begin to accept
the Graciousness of God. That’s what the book is for to reveal
the true authentic aspect of Hinduism for every soul of the
Foundation is presenting and supporting what was and has always
been the greatness of India...”the spiritual wisdom of ancient
India” which has since been diluted and obscured by the conquest
of India by foreign rulers.
who do not accept assertions of Divinity are not examining
all the evidences of our scriptures and the practical experiences
of Saints that made the existence of the Divine abundantly
would you prove that Hindu scriptures were created by God Himself?
answer to this question is in the very first page of the introduction
to "The True History and the Religion of India"
in short we have three kinds of evidence regarding the Divinity
of our scriptures, documentary (scriptural), inferential and
empirical. First, the scriptures themselves document their
origin. Second, considering the depth, extensiveness, preciseness
and perfection of scriptural knowledge, it can be inferred
that they are Divine. And thirdly, Saints perceive the Divine
glory and form of their beloved God all the time. These Saints
witness the Divinity and authenticate the Divineness of our
scriptures through their own experience.
do you declare the Bhagwatam as the total knowledge of the entire
Bhagwatam was the last revelation of Ved Vyas 5,000 years
ago in which he revealed the richest philosophy of God, God’s
love and God realization. The Bhagwatam explains the total
history of this brahmand and its creation as well as the Divine
love form of God, Shree Krishn, in a way that was not fully
described in any other scripture. So not only does it incorporate
all the Divine philosophies within itself it also adds to
it the greatness of Divine love.
does the Foundation propose to set the record straight on some
of the unusual accounts of the Puranas?
particular question is specifically answered in detail in
Part II, chapter 2, pages 611-628 of "The True History
and the Religion of India".
first rule of thumb in approaching any Divine knowledge is
to understand it was revealed by God for the upliftment of
the soul. All of the stories in the Puranas are educative.
They teach about the true nature of this world, the force
of worldly attractions, the futility of worldly pleasures,
how kind and Gracious God is and how he has Graced and saved
His devotees and given them His vision and eternal happiness.
Sadly, the Divine glory of this knowledge has been so discounted
by misrepresentation and wrong translations, that it is generally
viewed as “myths” or “imaginations.”
Puranas describe (1) the process of the creation and evolution
of this universe, (2) the accounts of Sages, Rishis, Saints
and other Divine personalities, and (3) the descensions of
supreme God in this brahmand. The aim of Vedic Foundation
is to help elevate this knowledge to its original and true
status so as Hindus we may positively benefit from its knowledge.