YOUR aat`maa (soul) is
the charioteer of
YOU body which is a chariot
The following is the sharing by
SHRii chmpklaal DaajiBHaai misTRii from his vED library as a
reflection on understanding how and why the news items such as this one
today happens in the lives of humanity........
In the study of any text of
vED, it is learnt that:
- There is only ONE CREATOR GOD
which remains unmanifest but manifests in different
ruup (forms) and
naam (names) which humans call
- This ONE CREATOR GOD
Himself resides in all creations as the powers that make the body of
the creation functional and live.
- This ONE CREATOR GOD
Himself uses all the manifested bodies whether visible or
invisible to the human eye and all other cognitive and conative senses of
the body as a
to travel anywhere and every where and do all the things
that one does starting from breathing when one is born to thinking,
perceiving, remembering, talking, moving, all voluntary and involuntary
body actions and functions. procreations, experiencing joy, pleasure and
suffering and dying when one completes a life-travel with a body.
- This ONE CREATOR GOD
Himself takes the form of the
saaARthi (charioteer) of the chariot
in the form of
aat`maa (soul) and drives the manifested body to perform all
that it performs during a life-travel.
- The first 3 manifested forms of this
ONE CREATOR GOD which are
bRHmaa, viSHANu and shiv are
equal to one another and cannot exist without one another in the
- The rest of the manifested forms of this
ONE CREATOR GOD which humans calls by
330 million names of gods and goddesses are only its specialized
functional powers which manifests in bodily forms to perform dedicated and
specialized functions that keeps the creation in the cycle of eternal
creation, sustenance and de and re creations.
- And YOU yourself is also a manifested form of this
ONE CREATOR GOD as a combination of YOU as a
human being acting as saaARthi driving
the rth in YOUR this life-travel and
infinite more to come......
The above is stated in vED as
snaatn st`yM meaning
TRUTHS......and can be fully understood as SCIENCES OF CREATION AND LIFE
Without the understanding of vED humanity will face the
situation that they are facing in their various man-made belief systems to
cognize this ONE CREATOR GOD.....
And classic example of the resulting
suffering and pain through the lack of vED
knowledge is the news items such
as this and the present world-wide conflicts between different races created
by this ONE CREATOR GOD....and the root of the conflicts is the UNTRUE
understanding of this ONE CREATOR GOD in the various systems called
Examples and Advice
HINDUISM TODAY: KAUAI, HAWAII, USA,
August 9, 2005:
We received several responses to our request for temple
There are several available on the web: Nebraska Temple,
here; Calgary Temple,
Hindu Temple of Arizona, here; and Kentucky Hindu Temple,
None of these has
been evaluated for "recommendation," only given as examples.
There is an account, here, of the difficulties faced by the Ganesha Temple
in Flushing, New York, over a dispute about their by-laws. For full
click here to read the report on PVAF
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Over the years, several issues have surfaced with regard to
temple by-laws which we summarize here:
Board of Directors:
- Is the board democratically elected or self-appointed?
- The Flushing temple dispute is in this category, with one set of by-laws
providing for election and a subsequent one for self-appointment.
methods are legal (usually), and the temple should be clear what is
intended. In an extreme example, one temple board which is self-appointed is
also claiming they can pass their position on to their children.
- Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami recommended that the head temple priest be included
on the board.
- The by-laws can also spell out the general policies to be
followed by the board with regard to money, such as limits on the taking of
- Priorities can be established such as the promotion of Hinduism among
children and youth.
- In some temples, it is not clear if a member has to be a Hindu
- If non-Hindus are allowed to join, then some criteria should be
- There is a general inclination to include more Deities over time,
beyond the original ones installed in the temple. This can go so far as to
change a temple originally with a Saivite orientation into one with a
- The by-laws should state which Deities are intended
to be installed and a procedure, if any, for adding new ones so that there
are not future debates.
here to read from the AASHRAM NEWS
ARCHIVE an article, from Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami which lists out the key
historical, philosophic and procedural elements he recommends each temple
clearly define for itself. These can then be incorporated in the by-laws.
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