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Vasant Punjabi
Vice-President & Pushtikul Elite Member - May 2003

1047 Posts
Posted - 16 June 2003 :  03:49:50

Jai Shri Krishna,

We accept this Vedic knowledge, the first premises, accept, accepted. Just like we accept that God is the source of everything. God says, Krishna says, that,

aham sarvasya prabhavo mattah sarvam pravartate iti matva bhajante mam budha bhava-samanvitah [Bg. 10.8]

Krsna says, "I am the origin of everything. Everything emanates from Me." Mattah sarvam prava... Sarvam means everything. There are two things: animate and..., what is opposite? Inanimate. There are two things. So Krsna says, aham sarvasya prabhavah: "I am the source of both animate and inanimate." So Krsna. What is Krsna? Krsna is life, supreme life. Krsna is not dead. We are getting Krsna's description. He is not a dead body. These are things very, I mean to say, elaborately described in the Vedic literature. Just like in Vedanta it is said, "The origin of everything is Brahman." Janmady asya yatah [SB 1.1.1], athato brahma jijnasa. Now this origin of everything, what is the formation, animate or inanimate? This is accepted, that Brahman means, the Absolute Truth means, the origin of everything. Now the next question would be that "What is that origin?" The modern scientists, they think the origin is chemicals. But we say, "No. It cannot be chemicals." Janmady asya yatah anvayad itaratas ca arthesu abhijnah [SB 1.1.1]. The origin of everything must be cognizant. He knows everything. Otherwise how He can be origin? It is very logical. Janmady asya yatah anvayat [SB 1.1.1], origin. Just like I have established this institution. I know how it was established perfectly, and how it is going on. And somebody may not know how it was established in New York with so great difficulty. But because I am the origin founder, I know. So similarly, so many things are going on in the nature's way. So the origin, He must know everything. And if He knows, then He cannot be inanimate. Where is the possibility of the origin becoming inanimate? No. Because the argument is, if one is origin of everything, or something he is origin of, he must have sense how things are going on.

So that is explained in the Srimad-Bhagavatam: janmady asya yatah anvayad itaratas ca arthesu abhijnah [SB 1.1.1]. Abhijnah. This word is used. Abhijnah means cognizant. Then if He is the origin of everything, how He got all knowledge perfectly? Therefore the next word is sva-rat: He is fully independent. He doesn't require to take knowledge from anyone else. Otherwise how He can be origin? Sva-rat. Muhyanti yat surayah. That origin is so perfect, and still, surayah, many scholars, many scientists, philosophers, they are also bewildered, that "How He can be a person?" Muhyanti yat surayah. Tene brahma hrda ya adi-kavaye muhyanti yat surayah. These things are described.

So actually, if we want to have knowledge of everything, the source of knowledge is Vedas. And the essence of Veda is called Vedanta. And the descriptive explanation of Vedanta is Srimad-Bhagavatam: bhasyam brahma-sutranam **. Brahma-sutra. Brahma-sutra is the Vedanta philosophy. Krsna has also referred to Brahma-sutra: brahma-sutra-padais caiva hetumadbhir viniscitaih [Bg. 13.5]. He recommends that hetumadbhir prasthana. There are three prasthanas, and Brahma-sutra is also prasthana, the way of understanding. So Krsna has recommended that "If you want to know things with reason and argument, then try to understand Vedanta-sutra." Those who want to know the Absolute Truth through reasoning and argument, then one should study Vedanta-sutra. But Vedanta-sutra... Sutra means codes. Just like they have got code book. One word, it is meaning so many other things. Businessmen, they have got codes. When they send cable to their customer or to their principle, they use some codes. It saves so many words. So Brahma-sutra. Sutra means codes. So in that code also, required explanation. That explanation is Srimad-Bhagavatam. Bhasyam brahma-sutranam **. Brahma-sutranam, the codes explained in the Brahma-sutra, that is explained in the Srimad-Bhagavatam.



Pushtikul Elite Member - September 2003

209 Posts
Posted - 10 January 2004 :  11:50:34
Jai shri Krishna Shree Mahaprbhuji accepted Veda,Bramhsutra,Narad Shatra and Shreemad Bhagwat as basic references to my knowledge.

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