Revival of Vedic Teachings

August 31, 2017

In the 19th Century the plight of the Hindus in India was in a deplorable state. The teachings of the Vedas were misinterpreted by the brahamins and the pundits of the day for their personal gain. Instead of monotheism hundred of gods and goddesses were being worshiped. The communities were divided and ruled by a class system. The belonging to the so called low caste were discriminated against in every walk of life. They even had to be cremated in different areas. How could such a nation progress.

 

Maharishi Swami Dayanand Sarswati was shocked to see this state of affairs. He rightly thought that to rebuild the social, educational, spiritual, political and cultural fabic in India was to revive the teachings of the Vedas. He emphasised that there is only One God. The God is Omnipresent, Omniscient, Formless and the maker of the universe and He alone should be worshipped. In order to spread this message to all parts of India and beyond Swami Dayanand established Arya Samaj in 1875 and wrote its Ten Principles. The prime object of Arya Samaj is to do good in the world, that is to promote physical, spiritual and social well being of everyone.

Over the years the Arya Samaj movement has become weak and less influential and there is need to inject fresh blood for a push to salvage our communities. Today idol worship is on the increase and deities have multiplied and grown in large numbers. The Hindu society is riddled with caste system and there is no respect for the people from the so called low caste. Human beings cannot tolerate insults for a long time and they would explode with dire consequences. The situation is being exploited by other religious bodies and the so called low caste people are being converted to other religions. In the name of God all sorts of atrocities are committed against the fellow human beings. The perpetrators of these atrocities have no fear of God or the law of the land.

Salvation of Hinduism lies among other things in adoption of Vedic teachings as expounded by Maharishi Swami Dayanand Sarswati. Vedas, the store house of true knowledge are replete with verses aimed at the welfare of all human beings. These should be read by all and taught to others. Always pray to Almighty God to lead everyone to the path of righteousness. Keep aweay from the sins of lust, greed, false pride and anger

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