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(55) The Divinity of Bhartiya scriptures.

(55) The Divinity of Bhartiya scriptures.

The Upnishads, which are the most important sections of the Vedas, themselves mention their eternity, as being a Divine power of God. The Brihadaranyakopnishad says,

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The Rigved, Yajurved, Samved, Atharvaved, history books (like Ramayan and Mahabharat), all the Puranas (including the Bhagwatam), the Upnishads, the Sanskrit language with its vocabulary (and the grammar), the mantras (of the sanhita), teachings in the form of a dialogue and teachings in the form of a symbolic description (in the Upnishads), are all manifested by the supreme God (on the earth planet through the creator Brahma). The Sages and Saints whose names appear in the Upnishads and the Puranas are eternal Saints who descend on the earth planet to reveal the Divine knowledge. The teachings of the Upnishads are in the form of questions and answers. Just like the questions and the answers of Sages Shaunak and Angira became the Mundakopnishad; the conversation between King Janak, Sage Yagyavalkya and others covers a major part of the Shvetashvataropnishad where Sage Yagyavalkya is the giver of knowledge. The conversation between the Sages of the Brahm lok and the creator Brahma, who is the original knower of the Vedas and Puranas, is the Gopal Poorb Tapiniyopnishad. In the scriptures there are quite a good number of repetitions. The same theory of renunciation from the attachments, illusion of mayic happiness, Divineness of the souls, and the supremacy of Gods Bliss are repeatedly described in various ways in the Upnishads; and, in the Puranas, similar stories of devotion, Gods Grace and His acts etc., have been liberally repeated. Also all of the Divine truth is not described at one place or in one volume of writing. Sometimes these writings appear to be contradictory, but in fact they are not. For a Divine personality there is no contradiction at all, because he sees the reality. It is only the material mind, because of its little-knowingness, that sees some discrepancies in certain descriptions. You should know that scriptural knowledge is only for the practice of God realization and not for intellectual speculation. It is forewarned at many places in the Upnishads that only through a God realized Saint, the real truth of the scriptures could be learned. So it is cautioned that, a seeker of Gods love and vision should learn the scriptures from such a learned Saint who knows the intricacies of scriptural writings.

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