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NEW: aDHyaatmaa of DHARM : The only friend after death is DHARm....
Last updated on April 5, 2003.

Backgrounder To
 the science of aatmaa (soul)

All the rushio and munio of vedik lifestyle were inspired to reveal to humanity all the knowledge of creation, sustenance of creation and absorption of creation back into the sub-creators and ultimately into the creator bRHmH.

This knowledge is called veD. 

SHRii kruSHAN says in the beginning of Chapter 4 of bhgvD gitaa that his knowledge called veD which is being forgotten by the mankind because it stopped being handed down from father to the son during the end stage of dvaapr-yug. End of dvaapar-yug was when SRii  kruSHAN said the above to arjun on the day of the start of the mHaa-bhaart war some 5000 years ago. The loss of veD increase in the present era of kli-yug which is only 5104 years old this year and has another 426,896 years to go before sty-yug of the next mHaa-yug dawns. In the present era of kli-yug veD is being revived and remembered through to a physical extent through what we call current or modern science.

Our creator bRHmH inspires us with veD knowledge when we pray. Those of our parents who live veDik lifestyle inspires their children when the parents and the children stay continually connected with each other and serve each other according to DHARm of each with respect, reverence and gratitude. Our teachers inspire us continuously when we offer ourselves as students whose DHARm  is a wish to have continual, uninterrupted and unending desire to learn for the sake of acquiring knowledge. Our spouses inspire us continuously when we stay connected to them continually for mutual respect, reverence, gratitude, love and care and for upholding the mutual DHARm of gruHsth-aaSRm through our married life. Our children inspire us continuously when we stay continually connected to them for nurturing and guiding their life growth through the DHARm  of parenting, guiding and friendship.

Everyone in the entire creation inspires us if we continually co-exists in titiKSH mode based on compliance to ritt and sty. Compliance to ritt means living live by abiding by the universal laws which sustains all creation based on DHARm  which is the operating and controlling system of creation to sustain itself. Compliance to sty means living life based on what is truth of not hurting anybody anytime through thoughts, words and karma (actions). Co-existing in tittksh mode means to co-exist with each and everyone of the fellow creations respecting the fellow creation as it is with its own characteristics given by creator bRHmH and letting the fellow creation lead its own life in its domain given by creator bRHmH. titiKSH mode is to live and to let live mutual without mutual interference.

In order to live veDik lifestyle in a titiKSH mode one need to have knowledge of veD

Therefore, Prajaapati Vishva Aashram Foundation (PVAF), in continuing to implement its mandate of inspiring to attain knowledge in all humans presents every day on this Aashram News page articles on practice of veD knowledge in one's life ....All this with a prayer to creator bRHmH to bless us with a happy today, happier tomorrow and future of progress, prosperity and well-being with use of knowledge about oneself which is called aadhyaatmaa - the knowledge about one's aatmaa (soul) and aatmaa's relation with our physical body and aatmaa's relation with its creator bRHmH and all His creations....


  • All the sNskrut words in the write-ups on this web site are in italics. The meaning of these sNskrut  words as transcribed in English language is being continually included in the Sanskrit Glossary on this web site....It is imperative to understand the full meanings of these sNskrut  words in order to understand the teachings of ved. So please make an effort to visit the Sanskrit Glossary...the kARm-fl will be eternal aanND (bliss).

  • The sNskrut t words are spelled as near as possible to the original sNskrut phonetics. Phonetic based spelling may seem to be different than normal usage but if the sNskrut words are not spelled and pronounced correctly the meanings could change drastically. An alphabet chart of such phonetics spellings is being developed at Prajaapati Vishva Aashram Foundation (PVAF) and will be shared here as soon as it is available. In the meantime think as a veDik bhaartiy (Indian) and veDik genetics of the humankind will let you pronounce the sanskrit words in here correctly.


---------------om bRHmHye nmh:......................

aadhyaatmaa of

 skND-Dev or kaartikey-Dev, second son of shiv-Dev and paaARvti-Devi has this to say about the practice of  sv-DHARm (one's own DHARm) in one's daily life in skND puraan slok These slok are expanded with explanatory texts to facilitate understanding of the veDik concepts from other veDik texts without corrupting the original sNskrut text of the slok.

"In the life after death, rich possessions, fathers, mothers, sons, brothers, wives, relatives and others don not help one. It is only DHARm that helps one in the life after death.

A living being in the eternal sNsaar cylce of birth and death is

  • born alone, by itself;

  • dies alone, by itself;

  • enjoys puANy (merit as dividend and rewards of good kARm) alone, by itself; and

  • has to suffer the bitter kARm-fl (rewards of kARm) of evil conduct alone by itself.

When a person dies his/her relatives abandon his/her dead body on the grounds as if it is a piece of wood or a lump of clay. They turn their faced away from him/her. Only DHARm will follow his/her aatmaa (soul) that passes away from the dead body.

Hence one who is desirous of performing kARm in life to accomplish one's desired wishes should perform kARm (life activities) by the rules and regulations of DHARm. Only this way of performing kARm to conforming to the tenets of DHARm helps one in the life after death.

By getting sNsARg of DHARm meaning coexistence and  intimate relationship with DHARm,  one can transcend the impassable tms of avidyaa, that is the darkness of ignorance due to lack of knowledge of creator bRHmH. tms of avidyaa eludes one and binds one to the body thinking body is "I" rather than the truth of "I" being the aatmaa of the person.

Like ants slowly building up an anthill, one should without causing any injury to others, go on accumulating puANy from DHaaARmik kARm which will be helpful in the life after death. bRHmHye nmH....
om shaanti shaanti shaanti... tt st....

DHARm is a shkti of creator bRHmH. This shkti is manifested right at the start of any creation cycle in our bRHmaaND (cosmic egg or universe) for empowering grandfather pRjaapati bRHmaa-Dev to do his work of creating creations. DHARm is part of primary creative ttv called buDHDHi which is created out of ttv called mht

DHARm is the shkti which gives foundation to the sustenance provided to all creations through the process called sthiti. Without the foundation of DHARm creations will not be able to sustain itself and will thus perish. viSHANu-Dev is ordained by creator bRHmH to establish, protect and make sure that DHARm is upheld by creations. To establish, protect and uphold DHARm is one of the primary reasons for viSHANu-Dev has to take the 10 major avtaar (incarnations) in this mhaa-yug of 4.32 million years and thousands other aNsh-avtaar which are partial or secondary avtaar.

DHARm has 4 components: dayaa (compassion), daan (charity), tpsy (penance) and sty (Truth).  

As is a must in creation science, DHARm has an opposite shkti called aDHARm.

Every body is familiar with aDHARm in this current veDik time era called kli-yug...with corrupt governments, corrupt stock markets, corrupt trade systems, violent societies, unjust societies....DHARm shkti is only at 25 percent of its full power in kli-yug and hence the tendency of humankind to commit all that is unpleasant and injurious in life is predominant.  DHARm will decrease as kli-yug  progresses. This year is only kli-yug's 5014th year and has another 426,986 years to go before mankind will start living again in krut-yug or sty-yug, In sty-yug DHARm shkti operates at 100 percent strength and thus one can live in svARg (heaven) in this pruthvi-lok (earthly domain)....

To have an in-depth understanding and enjoyment of the aaDHyaatmaa of the above slok, through this PVAF web site please look up DHARm and other sNskrut words in SANSKRIT GLOSSARY and


(This continuing presentation is prepared by shree champaklaal dajibhaai mistry who acknowledges his eternal RUAN (debt) to guru bRHmaa-Dev, vyaas-muni, naarD-muni and saarsvat-muni for their transmission of original veD GNaan in sNskrut version of sknd puraaAN. The above presentation is based on sNskrut to English translation of sknd puraaAN by shree Dr. G. V. Tagare, G. P. Bhatt as published by Motillal Banarasidass Publishers to whom shree champaklaal and PVAF acknowledges a debt with offering of pRANaam for facilitating the re-learning of this forgotten vidyaa. The above presentation contains additional veD text to the original puraaAN text for ease of understanding and learning without corrupting the original text and its original GNaan. Explanatory text from other veD sources is also added in brackets to further facilitate the understanding and learning where it is deemed necessary)       



...the eternal knowledge of... 

has beginning.... middle....
 and end...

veD is the knowledge of the entire creation. veD imparts to each and every creation how creation is created, how it is sustained after creation, the purpose of each creation, how each creation has to co-exist with all other creations and the grand scheme and meaning of this creation. In this process of imparting knowledge veD also subtly informs about our creator brhmah and the brhmah's relationship with all creations singly and collectively.

To get all knowledge through the study of veD is a monumental task ...which could not possibly be completed in one life a life time most of us can get only a degree in one field of science or arts or commerce or medicine or get all the knowledge of ved will take infinite years as the knowledge itself is infinite....

.....But then our creator brhmah, knowing our limitation of the life cycles, has given us a small life manual in which the basics of creations, its processes, its relationships and its purpose are outlined in about 700 to 750 aphorism like messages of few words at a time......this manual of life is has been given a name "bhagvad gitaa"....Similarly for those who desire to have detailed knowledge veD has 14 major vidyaa. A vidyaa is a specific knowledge base similar to what we currently know as engineering, medicine, law, mathematics, astronomy, astrology, grammar......and all the vidyaa is in 4 ved, 6 vedangaa, 108 upnishad and 108 puraano......

....Prajaapati Vishva Aashram Foundation (PVAF) has a primary mandate to facilitate all humans to acquire knowledge per se...PVAF believes that studying any part of veD is a good start on this path to acquire let us pray that we study daily tt st...

At present on this planet earth we have various faith systems leading to a Creator...each faith systems has its own name and also a name for whatever it believes as a Creator....but surprisingly all faith systems have one message to all its follower...knowledge shall set you free....let us then get this knowledge....may the Creator bless us to walk on this path no matter how we stumble, fall or sometimes give up....but we are continually blessed by our Creator to have the strength and the means to get up once more and keep the pursuit of knowledge.... shaanti shaanti shaanti... tt st....


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