Veda Message on Cow

From”: Y K Wadhwa < >

Slaying of Cow not sanctioned by the Vedas – Beef eating and drinking of alcohol not in conformity with true Vedic tradition
 
We can find many references in the Vedas making it abundantly clear that Vedic tenets do not at all endorse beef eating and slaying of animals.  It is mainly the leftist historians who while following the literal translations of some of the Western scholars and their Indian ilk have grossly misinterpreted and misrepresented the true Vedic point of view.  In this regard equally responsible are some of  the  Vedic exegesis produced generally during the medieval ages when ancient methodology as propounded in Nirukta of Yaskacharya and other works of Rishies to rightly interpret the Vedas had started falling  into disuse. The term ‘Gau’ in Vedic Sanskrit may mean cow or earth, rays of sun, sense organs, speech, etc.  However, failure to understand the contextual  meanings of the  symbolic/multi-dimensional/figurative language of the Vedas led to distortion and twisting of the Vedic poetical expressions.
I am giving below few references from various Arsha Texts covering: Vedas/Mahabharata/Manusmriti/Satpath Brahman/Satyarth Prakash prohibiting meat eating  to smash the prevailing misgivings, misconceptions and misinterpretations in this regard:
Vedas and Vegetarian diet:
Atharva Veda says:
1.  Anago hatya vai bheema kritye.  Maa no gaamashvam purusham vadheeh.(Atharva Veda 10.1.29)
Abstract meaning: It is definitely a great sin to kill innocents.  Do not kill our cows, horses and people.
2.  Ya aamam maansamadanti paurusheyam cha ye kravih.
Garbhaan kaadanti kshavaastaanito naashayaamasi.  Atharva Veda 8.6.23
Abstract Meaning: We ought to destroy those who eat cooked as well as uncooked meat, meat involving destruction of males and females, fetuses and eggs.
3. Breehimattam yavamattamatho maashamatho tilam
Esha vamm bhaago nihito ratnadheyaaya dantau maa hinsishtam pitaram maataram cha (Atharva Veda 6.140.2)
Abstract meaning: You eat rice, barley, gram and sesame.  These cereals are specifically meant for you.  Do not kill those who are capable of being fathers and mothers.
 
Yajur Veda

4.  Aghnyaa yajamaanasya pashoonpahi.  Yajur Veda 1.1

Abstract Meaning:  O human! Animals are Aghnya – NOT TO BE KILLED.  PROTECT THE ANIMALS. 
5. PASHUNSTRAAYETHAAM. Yajur Veda 6.11
Abstract Meaning:  Protect the animals.
6. Dwipaadava Chatushpaatpaahi – Yajur Veda 14.8
Abstract Meaning:  Protect the bipeds and quadrupeds
Rig Veda 
7. Yah paurusheyena kravishaa samankte yo ashwena pashunaa yaatudhaanah. Yo aghnyaayaabharati ksheeramagne teshaam sheershaani harasaapi vrishcha.  – Rig Veda 10.87.16
Abstract Meaning: May those who feed on human, horse or animal flesh and those who destroy milk-giving Aghnya – cows be punished severely.
Source:  ‘Vedic Satsang – Authentic Vedic Perspectives’, Compiled and Edited  by Dr.Deen B Chandora, M.D.,Madhusudan Chandora MD, Aditya Chandora, et al,  Pub.. by Greater Atlanta Vedic Temple Society, Inc., Lilburn, GA, USA, Ed.2012. 
The Vedas do not  sanction animal sacrifices.  The synonym for the Yajna in the Vedic lexicon called Nighantu is Adhvara.  The Word has been explained by Yaskacharya, an ancient vedic etymologist, as:
Adhvara eti yajyanam dhvarati hinsa karma tatpratished Nirukta 1.7 
Adhvara means where there is no violence of any kind (or the act which is perfectly non-violent).  This word(Adhvara) has been used in all the four Vedas hundreds of times clearly proving that the Vedas do not sanction animal sacrifices.
In the Sam Veda-176,  too it is clearly stated – We  act according to the injunctions contained in the vedic hymns.  We never kill animals.
Meat-eating is not sanctioned by the Vedas.  On the other hand it is strongly condemned and prohibited.  Rig Veda 10.87.16  says “One who eats human flesh, flesh of a horse or of any other animal and deprives others of the milk slaughtering cows, O King, if such a fiend does not desist by other means, then even cut off his head by your power.”
Who then started such obnoxious practice of animal sacrifice? In reply to a question by Yudhishtra, Bhismacharya explains in Mahabharata (Shanti Parva – 261.9) “Dhortey pravriti  yajney naitadveydeshu vidyatey” i.e., Taking Wine, fish and flesh of animals, intoxicating drinks of various kinds, etc. is not sanctioned by the Vedas at all.  It is the wicked people that have introduced such ignoble practices.  Mahabharata further states – “It is only such absolutely foolish people, who do not know the real import and tradition of the ancient Dharma, who are atheists and who are skeptics that have mentioned slaughter of animals.”Source:  “Teachings of the Vedas”: An introduction by Pt.Dharma Dev Vidya Martand, pub.by Shree Ghudmal Prahaladkumar Arya Dharmarth Nyas, Hindaun City, Raj.
In the Vedas the cows are called Aghanya  which derivatively means ‘not to be killed’.. This word Aghanya has been used in all the four Four Vedas repeatedly.  In the book “Vedic Culture, pub.by Ved Bharati, Allahabad, Ed.1985, its author Pt.Ganga Prasad Upadhyaya says that he found the word Aghnya “At 20 places in the Rig Veda, 5 in the Yajur Veda, 2 in Sama Veda and 33 in the Atharva Veda. As per Pt.Ganga Prasad Upadhyaya  while seeking blessings, almost equal regard has been paid to Ashwa, i.e., horse  which has been used at numerous places in the Vedas.
 
 
Swami Vidyanand Saraswati, (formerly Principal and Fellow Punjab University) writes while quoting Atharva Veda 1.16.4 “Capital punishment has been ordered for one who kills or tortures our cows or men.  How can we then conceive the killing of animals in any yajna which has been termed as the noblest act or ‘shreshthatam karma’ .  It has been generally held by western scholars and their zealous followers here, that horses were sacrificed as the Ashvamedha.  But the word Ashvamedha, during the Vedic period, was used in the sense of administration or welfare of the state(Rashtram va Ashvamedha –  Shatpatha 13-1-6).  There is no evidence whatsoever of the sacrifice of horse in the yajnas, performed during that period.  It is clear that animal sacrifice in the yajnas were started only by outlaws.  And since it is not in harmony ith the Vedic spirit, any reference reference to it anywhere should therefore be taken as interpolation.Source:‘On the Vedas – A Clue to understanding of the Vedas’ by Swami Vidyanand Saraswati, pub.by Vijaykumar Govindram Hasanand, New Delhi.
There are enumerable references available in uninterpolated Arsha texts against flesh eating and intoxicants and in favour of Ahimsa(non violence).  Manusmriti says at one place “Men should abstain from flesh diet and intoxicants”(Manusmriti 5-5).
For more information on this subject, you may like to read the book  “Vedas-The Myth and Reality” (A Reply to Vedic Age) by Bharat Bhooshan(former Deputy Editor, PTI) published by Arsh Sahitya Prachar Trust, Khari Baoli, Delhi.  The above book is an english translation of the book “Vedon Ka Yatharth Swaroop” by Pt.Dharam Dev Vidya Martand  published by Samarpan Shoodh Sansthan, Sahibabad.
Cow finds  a  prominent  part in Indian  culture which has also been  the back bone of our agrarian economy. Traditionally, Hindus have been using five products of cow, i.e.,  pancha-gavya which include milk, curd, ghee, urine and cow dung and not its flesh.    Therefore, Godaan ritual i.e., gifting of cow to the bridegroom by the bride’s family is performed even today(though as a formaility) during the marriage ceremony.  Most suitable time for performing marriage ceremony is supposed to be Godhuli bela.   After cooking the food, some families even today offer first  measure to cow described as Gogras.   As per an Upanishadic story, Satyakama was given charge of four hundred cows by his Guru and was asked to take care of them in the pasture land until they become one thousand.  Conclusively, the emphasis of Vedic culture has  always been on the growth of cattle wealth by care, love and compassion and not otherwise.
( Y.K. Wadhwa )
 ‘ DRINKING ALCOHOL NOT IN CONFORMITY WITH TRUE VEDIC TRADITION’
 The quintessence of the Vedic tradition is against the practice of drinking liquor due to its pernicious effects both on the mind and body of a person..  World over today, doctors are acknowledging that excess of Alcoholism especially for pleasure  is one of the major factors for malfunctioning of various systems of the human body, however, it is unfortunate that the evil lies so deep that its eradication is neither on the priority list of the various Governments nor the concerned professionals at large.  The proponents of alcoholism in order to justify this do not even hesitate in attributing the evil practice to the Indian tradition.   Nothing can be farther from the truth.  Sometime back  headlines in the newspapers created some sensation when a politician described Rama as a drunkard.  Well the politicians and intellectuals are entitled to have their own opinions provided it is based on true understanding of the Vedic tradition and its nuances. The tendency to Simply follow the commentaries and mis-interpretations mainly of the western scholars of the last two centuries, who were not able to to put  Vedic tradition in its right perspective because of lack of knowledge of  figurative/symbolic language of the Vedas is not only damaging the country’s ethos but also its sublime and progressive culture. 

For instance the claim of some of the scholars of the Vedas that the Vedic people used to drink Somras by confusing it with intoxicants like Sura is simply baseless.  Shatpatha Brahmana says“Satya Vai Jyothi Soma, Anrat Papma tamah suraitey(V1.2.10), i.e. Soma is Truth, prosperity and light while Sura or liquor is untruth(anrta), misery and darkness.  Soma primarily stands for God “Somahi Prajapati” – Lord of all beings (Shatpath 5-15-26). It further says all pervading God is Soma “Yo vai Vishnu Somah Sah (3-3-4).  Soma is also described as Moon in the scriptures and juice of devotion.   As per Swami Satya Prakash Saraswati, an eminent scientist and a Vedic scholar ” in history in different geographical locations, different creepers were given the status of Soma, however, so far no agreement has been arrived at with regard to identification of its species”.  Soma a synonym of Amrta is a conceptual term and promoter of divine virtues while its counterpart Sura an intoxicating liquor is promoter of sin.  Rig Veda 10-.5-6 and 7-.86-5 refer to Sura as a great sin  and in Mandal 8 it says “After drinking sura – i.e., intoxicating  liquor, drunkard fight among themselves and their physical strength weakens and they become prematurely old.”     Manu says that man should abstain from flesh diet and intoxicants (Chapter 5) and In Chapter 11 Manusmriti has equated Sura with Mal – a dirty refuse and hence dwijas should not drink Sura at all.  

 The message we get from the characters of Rama, Lakshmana or Bharata as depicted in the Valmiki Ramayana condemns drinking of wine.  In Ayodhya Kandam while convincing others about his sincere devotion to Rama, Bharata says if he ever wished for the exile of Ram, he would call upon Gods to punish him  and strike him with suffering of those who are addicted to alcohol, who murder a king, etc. 

Muslims Boycott Jewish

From Pramod Agrawal < >

A Jewish Boycott
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A short time ago, Iran’s Supreme Leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Khomenei urged the Muslim World to boycott anything and everything that originates with the Jewish people.

In response, Meyer M. Treinkman, a pharmacist, out of the kindness of his heart, offered to assist them in their boycott as follows:

“Any Muslim who has Syphilis must not be cured by Salvarsan discovered by a Jew, Dr. Ehrlich. He should not even try to find out whether he has Syphilis, because the Wasserman Test is the discovery of a Jew. If a Muslim suspects that he has Gonorrhea, he must not seek diagnosis, because he will be using the method of a Jew named Neissner.

“A Muslim who has heart disease must not use Digitalis, a discovery by a Jew, Ludwig Traube.

Should he suffer with a toothache, he must not use Novocaine, a discovery of the Jews, Widal and Weil.

If a Muslim has Diabetes, he must not use Insulin, the result of research by Minkowsky, a Jew. If one has a headache, he must shun Pyramidon and Antypyrin, due to the Jews, Spiro and Ellege.

Muslims with convulsions must put up with them because it was a Jew, Oscar Leibreich, who proposed the use of Chloral Hydrate.

Arabs must do likewise with their psychic ailments because Freud, father of psychoanalysis, was a Jew.

Should a Muslim child get Diphtheria, he must refrain from the “Schick” reaction which was invented by the Jew, Bella Schick.

“Muslims should be ready to die in great numbers and must not permit treatment of ear and brain damage, work of Jewish Nobel Prize winner, Robert Baram.

They should continue to die or remain crippled by Infantile Paralysis because the discoverer of the anti-polio vaccine is a Jew, Jonas Salk.

“Muslims must refuse to use Streptomycin and continue to die of Tuberculosis because a Jew, Zalman Waxman, invented the wonder drug against this killing disease.

Muslim doctors must discard all discoveries and improvements by dermatologist Judas Sehn Benedict, or the lung specialist, Frawnkel, and of many other world renowned Jewish scientists and medical experts.

“In short, good and loyal Muslims properly and fittingly should remain afflicted with Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Heart Disease, Headaches, Typhus, Diabetes, Mental Disorders, Polio Convulsions and Tuberculosis and be proud to obey the Islamic boycott.”

Oh, and by the way, don’t call for a doctor on your cell phone because the cell phone was invented in Israel by a Jewish engineer.

Meanwhile I ask, what medical contributions to the world have the Muslims made?”

The Global Islamic population is approximately 1,200,000,000; that is ONE BILLION TWO HUNDRED MILLION or 20% of the world’s population.

They have received the following Nobel Prizes:

Literature:
1988 – Najib Mahfooz

Peace:
1978 – Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat
1990 – Elias James Corey
1994 – Yaser Arafat:
1999 – Ahmed Zewai

Economics: (zero)

Physics: (zero)

Medicine:
1960 – Peter Brian Medawar
1998 – Ferid Mourad

TOTAL: 7 SEVEN

The Global Jewish population is approximately 14,000,000; that is FOURTEEN MILLION or about 0.02% of the world’s population.

They have received the following Nobel Prizes:

Literature:
1910 – Paul Heyse
1927 – Henri Bergson
1958 – Boris Pasternak
1966 – Shmuel Yosef Agnon
1966 – Nelly Sachs
1976 – Saul Bellow
1978 – Isaac Bashevis Singer
1981 – Elias Canetti
1987 – Joseph Brodsky
1991 – Nadine Gordimer World

Peace:
1911 – Alfred Fried
1911 – Tobias Michael Carel Asser
1968 – Rene Cassin
1973 – Henry Kissinger
1978 – Menachem Begin
1986 – Elie Wiesel
1994 – Shimon Peres
1994 – Yitzhak Rabin

Physics:
1905 – Adolph Von Baeyer
1906 – Henri Moissan
1907 – Albert Abraham Michelson
1908 – Gabriel Lippmann
1910 – Otto Wallach
1915 – Richard Willstaetter
1918 – Fritz Haber
1921 – Albert Einstein
1922 – Niels Bohr
1925 – James Franck
1925 – Gustav Hertz
1943 – Gustav Stern
1943 – George Charles de Hevesy
1944 – Isidor Issac Rabi
1952 – Felix Bloch
1954 – Max Born
1958 – Igor Tamm
1959 – Emilio Segre
1960 – Donald A. Glaser
1961 – Robert Hofstadter
1961 – Melvin Calvin
1962 – Lev Davidovich Landau
1962 – Max Ferdinand Perutz
1965 – Richard Phillips Feynman
1965 – Julian Schwinger
1969 – Murray Gell-Mann
1971 – Dennis Gabor
1972 – William Howard Stein
1973 – Brian David Josephson
1975 – Benjamin Mottleson
1976 – Burton Richter
1977 – Ilya Prigogine
1978 – Arno Allan Penzias
1978 – Peter L Kapitza
1979 – Stephen Weinberg
1979 – Sheldon Glashow
1979 – Herbert Charles Brown
1980 – Paul Berg
1980 – Walter Gilbert
1981 – Roald Hoffmann
1982 – Aaron Klug
1985 – Albert A. Hauptman
1985 – Jerome Karle
1986 – Dudley R. Herschbach
1988 – Robert Huber
1988 – Leon Lederman
1988 – Melvin Schwartz
1988 – Jack Steinberger
1989 – Sidney Altman
1990 – Jerome Friedman
1992 – Rudolph Marcus
1995 – Martin Perl
2000 – Alan J. Heeger

Economics:
1970 – Paul Anthony Samuelson
1971 – Simon Kuznets
1972 – Kenneth Joseph Arrow
1975 – Leonid Kantorovich
1976 – Milton Friedman
1978 – Herbert A. Simon
1980 – Lawrence Robert Klein
1985 – Franco Modigliani
1987 – Robert M. Solow
1990 – Harry Markowitz
1990 – Merton Miller
1992 – Gary Becker
1993 – Robert Fogel

Medicine:
1908 – Elie Metchnikoff
1908 – Paul Erlich
1914 – Robert Barany
1922 – Otto Meyerhof
1930 – Karl Landsteiner
1931 – Otto Warburg
1936 – Otto Loewi
1944 – Joseph Erlanger
1944 – Herbert Spencer Gasser
1945 – Ernst Boris Chain
1946 – Hermann Joseph Muller
1950 – Tadeus Reichstein
1952 – Selman Abraham Waksman
1953 – Hans Krebs
1953 – Fritz Albert Lipmann
1958 – Joshua Lederberg
1959 – Arthur Kornberg
1964 – Konrad Bloch
1965 – Francois Jacob
1965 – Andre Lwoff
1967 – George Wald
1968 – Marshall W. Nirenberg
1969 – Salvador Luria
1970 – Julius Axelrod
1970 – Sir Bernard Katz
1972 – Gerald Maurice Edelman
1975 – Howard Martin Temin
1976 – Baruch S. Blumberg
1977 – Roselyn Sussman Yalow
1978 – Daniel Nathans
1980 – Baruj Benacerraf
1984 – Cesar Milstein
1985 – Michael Stuart Brown
1985 – Joseph L. Goldstein
1986 – Stanley Cohen [ Rita Levi-Montalcini]
1988 – Gertrude Elion
1989 – Harold Varmus
1991 – Erwin Neher
1991 – Bert Sakmann
1993 – Richard J. Roberts
1993 – Phillip Sharp
1994 – Alfred Gilman
1995 – Edward B. Lewis
1996- Lu RoseIacovino

TOTAL: 129!

The Jews are NOT promoting brainwashing children in military training camps, teaching them how to blow themselves up and cause maximum deaths of Jews and other non-Muslims.

The Jews don’t hijack planes, nor kill athletes at the Olympics, or blow themselves up in German restaurants.

There is NOT one single Jew who has destroyed a church.

There is NOT a single Jew who protests by killing people. The Jews don’t traffic slaves, nor have leaders calling for Jihad and death to all the Infidels.

Perhaps the world’s Muslims should consider investing more in standard education and less in blaming the Jews for all their problems.

Muslims must ask ‘what can they do for humankind’ before they demand that humankind respects them.

Regardless of your feelings about the crisis between Israel and the Palestinians and Arab neighbors, even if you believe there is more culpability on Israel ‘s part, the following two sentences really say it all:

‘If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel.”

Benjamin Netanyahu: General Eisenhower warned us. It is a matter of history that when the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps he ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead.

He did this because he said in words to this effect: ‘Get it all on record now – get the films – get the witnesses – because somewhere down the road of history some bastard will get up and say that this never happened’

Recently, the UK debated whether to remove The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it ‘offends’ the Muslim population which claims it never occurred.

It is not removed as yet. However, this is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving into it.

It is now more than 65 years after the Second World War in Europe ended.

Now, more than ever, with Iran, among others, claiming the Holocaust to be ‘a myth,’ it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.

How many years will it be before the attack on the World Trade Center ‘NEVER HAPPENED’ because it offends some Muslim in the United States?

A Positive Radical Solution for Illegal Immigration Issue

On Illegal Immigration

By Steve Brown

People immigrate illegally in a country to do crimes or to survive or both.  Here I want to share a unique solution for solving illegal immigration from Mexico to USA.

I am a retired US federal engineer and analyst, and I live per the Vedic Dharma (which is universal religion for mankind.)

  1. Before figuring a solution to an issue we need to understand and know all the root causes of the issue. What I understand about the about the Mexico—USA immigration is this:
    • Mexico is a fertile country with natural resources
    • Mexico has large border with US, and a very small border with Panama.
    • In Mexico either one is damn rich or is damn poor. There is no middle class
    • Mexico is in strong grip of only seven families
    • Mexico has very powerful drug curtails
    • Most Mexicans want to illegally immigrate to US even if the journey is life threatening. They take extreme and painful measures to immigrate, to run away from extreme misery.
    • These immigrants provide a lot of cheap labor in CA and TX farms. Their illegal status is exploited by US farmers and others in US. This dependency on the immigrants is so much that without them the prices of the farm products and labor would go very high per US labor laws
  1. I present here a radical solution in which US plays a part for the benefit of the Mexicans, and not exploit them in anyway. The intent of the US should be to solve the issue forever by implementing this solution for the happiness of the Mexicans. This is the solution. Please do not quit reading till the end. Else you will quit without understanding the value of the solution
    • By military action US to take control over Mexico, and ends the power of the seven families who control Mexico inhumanely
    • Then US makes Mexico a colony of US, where most US laws will apply, but not for exploitation. Same US democratic institutions will be set up in Mexico. Mexicans will be employed in those institutions. The intent is to create a mini-US out of Mexico.
    • Mexican resources will be used to develop Mexico
    • When the Mexico as the colony runs in a happy manner where most Mexican are employed and there is no anarchy; and when the economy of the Mexico is grown to a certain level closer to US economy, then Mexico will be transformed as an additional State of USA. Till then No Mexican will be allowed to migrate to USA, except when authorized for training and education or as part of embassy staff or trade development.
    • This solution should ensure that it’s design and implementation lift the Mexicans from extreme poverty and helplessness such that they lose motive to migrate illegally.
    • This solution will cost to USA, but only initially till Mexico becomes a state of USA, but this will be one-time cost
    • The plan implementation will gradually reduce the cost of keeping the NM border guards

Now I request US thinkers to ponder over this and improve the plan to make it more attractive for Americans and Mexicans.  Once I discussed this plan with a Mexican colleague engineer. He said Mexicans do not want to be under USA because it is their pride to be Mexicans. I said. “What is the pride in miserable Mexican life?”  The solution is for bringing up Mexico life like that of US life gradually under US laws where one can live with peace; and can prosper also.

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