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1 Truth of God according to Veda that must be known

God is only one according to Veda – Hinduism

God according to the Vedas – the Vedas actually only talk about one god and various ways of worship. There is only one God and the sages call him by different Names. This is not Monopoly but a quality of Hindu God.

The only way to attain salvation is the Truth. A better understanding of the Correct Vedic Interpretation will solve one’s doubts about Hinduism.

Nirguna/Saguna Brahman

In Hinduism, it is said that God is Neti, Neti, Neti (not this, not this, not this) in other words actually God cannot be defined so that God is said to be “not this, not that”. Because in the Brahmasutra it is stated that God is “ Tad avyaktam, aha hi ” (verily God is unspeakable). Because God cannot be defined, God is limited. God is given a name, God is described, God is described in words, and so on, based on His instructions and from wise people who are poured into the holy book.

Brahman or God is only one, one, second to none, but because of His greatness and glory, sages and wise people call him by various names. The Vedas also talk about the form of Brahman. In it explains that Brahman is actually energy, light, a very brilliant light and it is very difficult to know its form. In other words, Abstract, Eternal, Eternal, or in Hindu terminology called Nirguna or Nirkara Brahman ( Impersonal God ) which means that God is impersonal and Transcendent.

Even though Brahman is inaccessible to human thought or intangible, but if Brahman wants himself to be seen and manifested, it is very easy to do. The embodied Brahman is called Saguna or Sakara Brahman ( personal God ), God who is personal or immanent . (- Ketut merta mupu )

The teachings of Monotheism

There is no other literature that describes the existence of God as beautiful as the Vedas. See the following verse excerpt;

Na dvitityo Na triyaschthurtho naapyuchyate |
N a panchamo Na shshtah sapthmo naapyuchyate |
Nashtamo Na navamo dashamo naapyuchyate |
Yagna yetham devamekavritham veda ||
Sa sarvassai vi pashyathi yachha praanathi yachhana |
Tamidam nigatam sah sa yesha yeka yekavrideka yeva |
Ya yetham devamekavritham veda ||
Atharva 13.4 [2] 19-20

Meaning: There is no second or third God, not even a fourth
one is spoken of. There is no fifth or sixth God nor is there a seventh mentioned.
There is no eighth, or ninth God. Nothing is said about even tenths.
This unique power exists by itself. God is only one, the only one who exists. That’s the only one.

Refutation of Polytheism in the Vedas

A more categorical, effective, decisive and impressive refutation of polytheism cannot be imagined. The Vedas reject the multiplicity of Gods in the clearest terms and speak of One God, who is omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient and absolutely intangible, who never materialized and who never took human form or never descended to earth in any form. .

The Rig-Veda says “Vishwarkya vimana advihaya” which means “who is not bound by his thoughts, the omnipresent God is the Creator. He is also a support and a protector.”

God watches over an insensitive and conscious world in a unique way. The whole world is with him. He is “Yeshah yekah” i.e. only one. He realized, inseparable. He is Yekah yevah” Only one.

Where is a clearer statement of the existence of Only One God than in the Vedas? Having read the description of God in this way, Sir. WD Brown writes,
Hinduism [ Vedic Religion] recognizes only one God. The Vedas call for offering worship only to God and to no one else; no other. This is clearly stated in the Rig-Veda as below.

Ma chidanyad vishamsata
Indramit srotha vrishanam sacha suthe
muhurukhya cha samshata ||
Atharva 20.85.1

Meaning: Do not praise and worship others, do not be cursed, praise and worship only God Almighty, unite in this world, sing His glory, again and again.

Yeka yeva namasyo vikvidah | Atharva 2.2.1

Meaning: Among all men and women, there is only one. Who is worthy of worship, and also worthy of worship.

Na tvaam anyo divyo na parthivo na jato na janishyathe |
Yajurveda 27,36

Meaning: Oh my God! There is no one like you in this world or in another. No body like you was born nor will it ever be born in the future.

The Illusion of God and Goddess in the Vedas

There are people who are under the illusion of feeling there are many Gods after discovering words like Indra, Agni, Varuna etc. But these words signifying God and things other than God should not mislead seekers of truth’ with this aim in view, the Vedas state clearly:

Indram Mitram varunamagnimaahuratho divyah sa suparno garuthmaan |
Yekham sadvipra bahudha vadantyagnim yamam maatarishwanamaahuh ||
Rgveda 1.64.46

Meaning: The true God is one, enlightened, speaks of Him in several ways, God is divine, supreme protector and graceful being, Universal soul. They call Him Indra, the Almighty, the universal friend [partner]. Varuna as the most acceptable and the expiation of sins, they describe Him as the supreme guide [agnim] of the universe, [Yemen] controller of the universe, and [matarishvanam] of life in all existences.

So in other words, Indra, Agni, Yama, Suparna, Garuthman and others are different epithets for the one and the same God [though not exclusively, since the same word signifies another entity also in different contexts].

All doubts about the truth of the assertion that the Vedas only uphold monotheism (one god) and not Polytheism can be seen in the following sloka;

Yo na pitah janitha vidhata dhamani veda bhuvanani vishwa |
Yo devaanam namadha yeka yeva tam samprashnam bhuvanam yantyanya ||
Rgveda 10.82.3

Meaning: All the contents of this world, find the highest refuge, in the God who arouses curiosity, thinks – who is our parent and creator, who is, the maker of the sacred commandments and Knowing all the dwellings and worlds and finally who only one assumes the name of a different god.

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Who is the real God? Who should be worshipped?

There are so many names of gods mentioned in the Veda, then Who is the real God? who should we worship? Basically, whoever the gods and goddesses we worship is actually the same means worshiping the same God. For example, when someone asks for the blessing of knowledge, he will worship the goddess Saraswati who is a manifestation of God as the Goddess of knowledge.

The Vedas describe only One God in all places, although He is worshiped as different names, but in fact He is only one. His advice is that whoever God is worshiped is actually only worshiping the same God. He is the ruler of the Universe, He is the earliest and the last, He who is called Brahman.

“Brahma va idam agra asit, ekam eva, tad ekam san na vyabhavat”
Brhad-arayaka Upanisad 1. 4. 11

Meaning: Verily the earliest is Brahman (God), alone.”

“Yekho Vishwasya Bhuvanasya Rajah” Rig-Veda 6.36.4

Meaning: God over the entire universe is one and only.

The Vedas clearly mention one God. And all this is the truth and wisdom of the Vedic teachings. Hopefully with the above description Hindus can understand more about the concepts of God in the Vedas so that there are no more people who misinterpret God’s truth from the Vedic scriptures. 

(Source: Vedictruth )