Every Vedic practice and concept is rooted in science and reason
Creation is not linear; it is cyclical in nature. There is childbirth and death and rebirth. Sun rises and sets to rise again. Seed gives rise to a tree that produces more seeds for more trees to grow. Moon follows a cycle, so does water. The cyclical pattern is seen in human evolution too. Lighter thoughts, thoughts for creation and selfless actions make one rise and heavier thoughts, asuric disposition put one on the descending cycle. The extent, to which one rises or falls depends on the influence of asurs and devas in his/her life. Asuric shaktis pave way for disruption of various aspects of creation, daivik shaktis aid growth and development.
Ravan, for example, ascended to become one of the greatest pandits of all times who extemporaneously created the Shiv Tandav Stotram, to perfect which calls for sadhna of many years together. Ravan could do this owing to the strong influence of devik shaktis on him. But as asuric shaktis took over, he started disturbing the rishis and munis, and so his descend began.
In economics, it is said that a company whose graph is horizontal, that is, where there is no upturn or downturn, that company would shut down in a short while. Even a downturn is considered a growth factor. This law is constant in all aspects of creation. It is also applicable to yogis and to huge empires. Upturn and downturn cycles are very important for growth. With every downturn, one must use its momentum to reach a new high.
Saffron has been worn by rishis and munis for thousands of years and for thousands of years it has been attacked by the asurs. We all know of Lord Ram who went to defend the yagya of Rishi Vishvamitra against the attack of asurs. Yagyas create positivity and asurs thrive on negativity.
In today’s world, the increasing influence of asuric forces can be traced back to the beginning of invasions by nomadic tribes of the Arabian Peninsula and tribes from the far reach of Europe. Take, for example, the Portuguese invasion of the West coast of India in the sixteenth century that brought in its wake large-scale destruction of the temples, burning of ancient scriptures as well as disbanding of yagyas and other spiritual practices in the region or the invasions by Ghori and Ghazni. Mahmud of Ghazni destroyed thousands of temples during his raids including the Somnath temple in 1025AD, killing over 50000 people who tried to defend it. In the early years of British penetration in India, there was an uprising of the saints termed as the Sanyasi Revolt. British fearing the power of these men in saffron and knowing that they would not be able to establish their rule in India till these people are suppressed, killed 150 saints.
In present times, the term ‘saffronisation’ has been coined by negative, asuric forces to uproot the vedic culture and undermine the saints. Corrupt so-called saints are highlighted in the media repeatedly to pull down the image of saffron, while hardly ever is a saint working for animals or people or environment brought to fore. Our country is known to produce saints like Ramkrishna Paramhans, Ramana Maharishi and their modern counterparts, but no one talks about them. No one even talks about so-called saints from any other community, when many are known to have committed crimes against humanity. I wonder why the media handpicks only a specific few.
In such times it becomes our prime duty to uphold saffron, by understanding what it is all about, by understanding the Vedas and what they talk about and not a myopic opinion based on a minority highlighted in the media.
Vedic civilisation is perhaps the most advanced civilisations across time. The kind of knowledge and understanding of various aspects of creation that was possessed by the Vedic seers and is documented at length in ancient texts is unmatched till date. While the rest of the world was inhabited by barbarics as per modern historians, Vedic masters were dispelling the gyan of Shanti (peace), preservation and protection of nature and its resources, compassion to animals and envisioning universes and galaxies far and beyond.
Slowly and gradually modern science is progressing, only to appreciate and validate the Vedic concepts and way of life. This is to say, that every Vedic practice and concept is rooted in science and reason, some modern science agrees with present times, for some others it needs to further develop to understand. This is the heritage of Bharatvarsha, the phenomenal power of saffron and Vedas. Let us not encourage asurik shaktis in bringing down this glorious culture. Let us delve deeper into our ancient sciences, the Vedas and revive them for the benefit of mankind, for an ascend.