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"Behold the wonderful organization of the physical body! How the learned are wonder-struck with it? First, there is the osseous frame-work girt with a network of vessels - veins, arteries and nerves, etc., - invested with flesh and the whole covered by skin with its appendages - nails and hairs. Then how beautifully are the different organs, such as the heart, the liver, the spleen and the lungs - ventilating apparatus - laid out. The formation of the brain, of the optic nerve with the most reticulate formation of the retina, the demarking of the paths of indryas - the principles of sensation and action, the linking of the soul with the body, the assigning of definite places to it for wakeful state, slumber and deep sleep, the formation of different kinds of dhaatus - tissues and secretions, such as muscle, bone marrow, blood, reproductive elements - and the construction of various other wonderful structures and mechanisms in the body who but God could have caused." The Light of Truth

"The earth studded with various kinds of precious stones and metals, the seeds of trees of a thousand different kinds with their wonderful exquisite structures, leaves with myriads of different colors and shades, flowers, fruits, roots, rhizomes and cereals with various scents and flavors none but God could create. Nor could anyone except God create myriads of earth, suns, moon and other cosmic bodies, and sustain, revolve and regulate them." Light of Truth

The Light of Truth

"It is perfectly certain that India never saw a more learned Sanskrit scholar, a deeper metaphysician, a more wonderful orator, and a more fearless denunciator of any evil, than Dayanand, since the time of Sankaracharya." Madame Blavastsky

In my final analysis, it is important to understand the concept of "True Religion". Religion cannot be deemed to be "true" because the Torah, Bible, Koran, Grantha, Vedas, Zend Avesta, etc. said it is true. The contents of each must be examined to be verified by reasoning, which must be in harmony with science and both conforming to the immutable laws of nature. Any contradictions or inconsistencies will be in violation of God's attribute of Omniscience and His All-perfection.

The Vedic religion was not and is not like other present-day religions, nor is it exclusive and confined to the inhabitants of India. It is universal and does not derive its authority from any single person, no matter how holy or wise. It humbly maintains that truth was complementary and not exclusive and contradictory and as such it commands allegiance to all ages. This true religion of the Vedas never feared the advancement of science, nor was it guilty of terrors of the Inquisition. It never shed the blood of a Galileo, a Copernicus or a Bruno.

All the young and inquisitive minds of past and this modern age are of the fervid impression that the principles of physics, chemistry and of other sciences, had their origination from their European ancestors and that no other race was aware of these before. It is certainly difficult to accredit these sciences to the fallen state of India; nevertheless, this is where it all began.

The fixedness of the Sun, the motion of the earth, of fixed and moving stars (the milky way), the planetary systems, of the moons, of earthquakes and hurricanes and many countless branches of sciences can be incontrovertible be proven by the many branches of Vedic philosophy. Even the discovery of the law of gravitation of which many credited Sir Isaac Newton becomes contradicted when many Vedic verses deal with the law of gravitation, thousands of years earlier.

The one true religion frees us from the rancor of false religions and attachments of the materialistic world. In reality, we should not deprive ourselves of the joy of what God has given us in His creation, but we should not abuse, threaten, covet or be attached to them. This dereliction, and attachments through sentiments and emotions, bring us unhappiness, as all things created are transient, even us.

Pain and misery are conclusively God's Divine justice. If we do not know what is sinning, how can the world become sinless? If we cannot eradicate sin, how can suffering be eliminated?

Souls are independent, free at will to accept or decline any religion. No parent, teacher, religious order or government should enforce its ideals on any child, student, followers or subjects respectively. All religions must be taught so that everyone can distinguish from what is right or wrong, true or false without any prejudice.

"What, then, in all this, is the function of education and of the school? They should help the young person to grow up in such a spirit that these fundamental principles should be to him as the air in which he breathes." Albert Einstein

The emphasis of religious tolerance is a commanding and transcending event, tied to all religious, social and political bodies of all secular nations of the world today. Thus subjection to such a comprising rule becomes and remains only a temporary mainstay. It creates an artificial peace among mankind on the outside, while on the inside, it is tearing our creation to threads with sudden sporadic and extremely volatile events. This event recognizes the presence of an immediate and serious problem, but to bury it under tolerance is asking our children and future generations to come to find a solution if they can; live with it the way we do or face the consequences of its dark side.

The cowardice and bigotry that was inherited from our forefathers must not continue to hide its ugly face under the pretense of "religious tolerance" but must be courageously attacked in the most rational way. It is not difficult in this modern age whereby educational institutions can instill a sense of pride in having amicable and impartial discussions base on all religions.

If there is a "truth" that can instill universal peace and harmony among mankind it must be present somewhere in one of these religions. Young minds must be encouraged in this way to be more inquisitive and prudent in arriving at this truth.

We are supposed to be of an educated nature, yet it is difficult to teach critical thinking (reasoning) without inevitably offending someone. Does this mean we should altogether abandon intellectual reasoning and let the emotional and psychological pursuit of religion continue its irrational course?

One has nothing to fear but everything to gain, from the honest pursuit of truth. The desire for knowledge can only be for mankind's long-range benefit. We must be free and independent to question prevailing doctrines since we are virtually inundated with it in our schools, by our parents, by our cultures and definitely so by the mass media.

"I believe in a religion based on universal principles and embracing all that has been accepted as truth by humanity and that will continue to be obeyed in the ages to come. This is what I call religion; Eternal Primitive religion (for it is above the hostility of human beliefs).....That alone which is worthy to be believed by all men and in all ages, I hold as acceptable." Swami Dayanand

In conclusion, since we are born in conditions far inferior to the Ancient Vedic age of pure monotheism, the PATH to God in this age will be the rejection of all dogmas which may lead to Atheism. The RIGHT PATH begins with the teachings of the Last Reformer, since his purpose of coming is the act of a Just God demonstrating mercy and compassion for the human soul. The studies of the Vedic systems of philosophy and the Vedas through the practice of Yoga is the TRUE PATH which will eventually lead to Emancipation.

The wisdom to love will prevail always within me. Whatever our conditions are, is due to the past inclinations of the souls, and that is definitely the Divine Justice of Supreme Being. It is His will, mercy and compassion that all souls are enlightened to conquer their weaknesses and rise to a superior condition through the wisdom of the one true path, the Vedic religion.

O soul of life, the Holy King of kings!
O God of all the regions, high and low,
O Lord of joy, Whose Glory Nature sings,
Who shapes the earth and lets the mortals grow.

We seek Thy blessed Feet to meditate,
Upon Thy Glorious Form of Holy Light
Which drives away the gloom of sins we hate
And make the souls of righteous people bright.

My heart, O Father, meekly prays to Thee
To win Thy Grace, to make me good and wise,
And bless my mind with knowledge, full and free
From dark and vicious thoughts of sins and lies.

"The man who resolves, to stick to the truth at all costs, steadily rises in virtues. When his virtues raise his reputation and prestige, he becomes all the more a devotee of truth. This devotion to truth becomes an unerring source of power and greatness." Swami Dayanand
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