The Concept of God in Hinduism and Islam
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It holds monumental importance
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We have two eminent orators and scholars on religion and way of life having sway over their millions of avid admirers worldwide, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji and Dr. Zakir Naik
both will present before as an insightful and realistic understanding of the concept of God in Hinduism and Islam in the light of sacred scriptures.
The format for the dialogue earlier was short. Both speakers were to speak for 5050 minutes, but this afternoon itself on the request of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji, we have changed the format instead of acidity Ravi Shankar Ji speaking First, we would now have Dr. Zakir Naik speaking first for 15 minutes. This would be followed by cc Ravi Shankar Ji speaking for 60 minutes.
Then again, Dr. Zakir Naik would come in to respond to the talk of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for another 10 minutes.
After the talks are over, we would have the more interesting session, the open question and answer session
in which the press and the audience is most welcome to raise questions on the topic with the speakers
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My special elders, and my dear brothers and sisters, I welcome all of you with Islamic greetings. Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
May peace, mercy and blessings of Allah, Almighty God be on all of you.
The topic of
this evening's inter religious dialogue is the concept of God in Hinduism, and Islam in the light of the sacred scriptures.
I started my talk by quoting a verse from the Quran from Surah Allah Moran chapter number three was number 64. We save good yeah hello Kitab SEO People of the Book. Diallo, illa calmative. savoir in by novena Come, come to come in terms asked us and you which is the first term I learned now in the law that we worship none but Allah Almighty God will unleash rica you know, that we associate new partners with him while he's a bonobo than Alibaba and Manila that we elect not among ourselves loads and pages other than Allah.
Allah if didn't beg for collusion, say a bear witness Vietnam Muslim moon that we are Muslims vowing our will to Allah Almighty God.
This was of the Glorious Quran though it particularly speaks to the LA Kitab the Jews and Christians it is meant for all different types of people it says tala illogical meeting savoir mbean avena Come come to common terms aspirin as a new, which is the first term
in the law that your worship none. But God Almighty will unleash macabeo that we associate the partners with him.
It is not appropriate
to try and understand in religion, or to try and understand the concept of garden in religion by observing the followers of that religion. Because many times the followers of that religion, they themselves may not be aware about the religion or the concept of God in their religion. Neither it is appropriate
to observe or look at the traditions or the cultures of the followers of this religion. Because many of the cultures and traditions may not be part of that religion. The best. And the most authentic way to understand
any religion, or the concept of God in any region is to try and understand what the sacred scriptures have to speak about that religion or the concept of God in that religion.
Before we discuss the concept of God in Hinduism and Islam, in the light of the sacred scriptures, let us understand what is the meaning of the words Hinduism and Islam. The word Hindu has geographical significance
and was used to describe the people living beyond the river Sindhu of people living in the land, water Bhairava in the US.
Most of the historian they say that this word Hindu was first used by the Arabs, some historians say it was used by the Persians when they came to India through the northwestern passes of Himalaya.
According to Encyclopedia of religion and ethics,
volume number six, reference number 699. It says that the word Hindu was not found in any of the Indian literature before the advent of the Muslims to India.
According to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, he writes in his book The discovery of India, on page number 74, and 75 that the word Hindu can be earliest traced to a source, a tantric in the eighth century, and it was used initially to describe the people it was never used to describe religion. Its connection with religion is of late occurrence according to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
The word Hinduism is derived from the word Hindu. The word Hinduism was first used by the English writers in the 19th century to describe the multiplicity of faiths of the people of India.
According to New Encyclopedia Britannica, volume number 20, reference number 581. It says the word Hinduism was first used by the British writers in the year 18 130. To describe the multiplicity of the fates of the people of India, excluding the converted Christians.
That's the reason today, majority of the English scholars they say that the word Hinduism is a misnomer.
The correct word should be Sanatana Dharma, the eternal religion or the Vedic Dharma, the religion of the Vedas.
According to Swami Vivekananda, he says the word Hindu is a misnomer. The correct word should be a dentist, a person who follows the Vedas.
Let us understand what is the meaning of the word Islam.
Islam comes from the root Arabic word Salaam, which means peace. It is also derived from the Arabic word Shalom, which means to submit your will to Almighty God. In short, Islam means peace acquired by submitting your will to Almighty God.
And this word Islam occurs in several places in the Quran, and the Hadith, including in the Quran in surah, Al embrun, chapter number three, verse number 19. And Sudan, Iran, chapter number three was the matey faith.
Any person who acquires peace by submitting his will, to Almighty God to Allah He is called as a Muslim. And this word Muslim also occurs in several places in the Quran, and they say Hadith, including in the Quran in Surah Al Imran chapter three verse number 64.
And so for Silla, chapter number 41 was number 33.
Many people have a misconception
that Islam is a new religion, which came into existence 1400 years ago, and Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was the founder of this religion. In fact, Islam is there since time immemorial, since man set foot on the earth.
And Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him is not the founder of this religion, but he is the last and final messenger
sent by Almighty God,
the last and final prophet.
Let us first understand, what are the sacred scriptures in these two great religions?
In Hinduism, the sacred scriptures have been divided into two parts.
The truth is,
and this myth is,
should he in Sanskrit means that which is perceived, that which is understood, that which is revealed and the shoot these are considered to be the Word of God.
And they are more sacred than the Smiths.
The shooties are further divided into two types,
the Vedas and the Upanishads.
VEDA is derived from the Sanskrit word with it
which means knowledge by excellence, it also means sacred wisdom. Basically, there are four with us.
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there is difference of opinion regarding how old are the Vedas. According to Swami dayanand Saraswati, the founder of Arya Samaj, he says the Vedas are 1000 310 million years old.
But the majority of Hindu scholars they say the Vedas are approximately 4000 years old.
There's difference of opinion regarding Where did these Vedas come into existence the first time.
There's also difference of opinion regarding who was the Rishi to whom the way that was given the first time.
In spite of these differences regarding the age of the VEDA, the part in which it came first to whom it was given, in spite of these differences, yet, the Vedas are considered to be the most authentic of all the sacred scriptures of Hinduism, the most sacred amongst all the scriptures of Hinduism. If any of the Hindu scriptures contradicts the Vedas, the Vedas are supposed to be followed.
The next natality we have our definitions.
These are definitions
openshot is derived from the Sanskrit word Hoopa.
Which means near me, Miss down shut me sit sitting down near. When the pupil sat down near the guru to acquire knowledge It was called a condition.
It's also called as knowledge
which removes ignorance.
There are more than 200 Upanishads but the Indian culture puts the figure of 108
and people have picked up and compiled a Punisher known as principal Upanishads.
Now the Christian has picked up 18 Upanishads and written a book the principal Upanishads.
next type of the Hindu scriptures we have our disabilities.
The word Smithy means Remember, it means memory.
are less sacred than they should is.
They are not the word of Almighty God and they have been written by machines and by human beings.
They contain the creation of the universe, how a lifestyle should be led by an individual on individual level on a community level on a society level. They're also referred to as the Dharma shastra.
There are various types of Smithies. We have the Puranas
Puranas means ancient
Maharishi vas, he has compiled the Puranas into 18 voluminous parts. This is one of the parameters known as the publisher Parana.
Then we have the T has the epics, that two epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata that our mind is, as most of the Indians know, with the story of Shira and
the mama that deals with the story. It's a feud, a fight between the cousins, the pandas and the Kairos. It also deals with the story of Shri Krishna. These are the two great epics.
Then we have the Bhagavad Gita.
But what Gita is part of Mahabharata, it is 18 chapters of Navarra from the Bheeshma para, chapter number 25. to chapter number
42. It is an advice given by Shri Krishna to origin in the battlefield, it is the most popular
and most widely read Sacred Scripture amongst all the infrastructure.
Then we have the manusmriti and various others. This was in brief regarding the sacred scriptures of Hinduism. But the most secret, most authentic amongst all the scriptures, is the VEDA. If anything, contradicts
Vedas we have to follow them with us.
Let's discuss the sacred scriptures of Islam
the most sacred
amongst all the Islamic scriptures.
It is the Glorious Quran.
The Glorious Quran is the last and final revelation of Allah, Almighty God, which was revealed to the last and final messenger, Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him.
The Quran says in Surah Radha chapter 13
by liquidly ajilon Kitab. In every age, have we sent a revelation? There are several revelations of Almighty God sent on the face of the earth by name for I mentioned the Quran, the Torah is aboard the engine and the Quran. But there are various others like Sufi Ibrahim, but all the scriptures that came all the revelations that were sent by Almighty God before the last and final revelation, the Glorious Quran, they were only meant for a particular group of people.
And the message with the priest was supposed to be followed only till a particular time period. But because Quran is the last and final revelation of Almighty God, it was not sent only for the Muslims or only for the Arabs. It was sent for the whole of humanity. Allah says in the Quran in surah Ibrahim, Chapter 14 verse number one Alif Lam raw,
we have revealed this book to the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. So that Tao may lead is the humankind from darkness to light, not only the Muslims or the Arabs, but the whole of humankind. The same message repeated that the Quran is for the whole of humankind in several verses, including sorry, Brahim, chapter number 14, verse number 52. So the Baccarat chapter number two was the 185 and sorry Azuma, chapter number 39, verse number 41, that the Quran was revealed for the whole of humankind.
The next scriptures in Islam are the say he added, the authentic sayings and traditions of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him.
There are many, one of them is this al Bukhari.
We also have this a Muslim,
the Hadith of the Prophet. The authentic sayings and traditions are a commentary of the Quran, the compliment to the Quran, they will never contradict the Quran.
This was in brief regarding the scriptures in this great religion.
Now we'll discuss the main talk concept of God in Hinduism and Islam in the light of the sacred scriptures.
What Dr. Zakir Naik says or what respected Sri Sri Ravi Shankar says, or what any other human being says,
is not important. We have to see what do the Sacred Scripture say about the concept of God in these two great religions.
If I say something, or shishi Ravi Shankar say something, or anybody else say something, if it matches with the scriptures, you have to agree. If we give any example, if it matches in the Scriptures, we have to take it. If I say something, if it doesn't match with the Scripture,
if I give an example, if it doesn't match with the Scripture, we have to reject it.
First we'll discuss the concept of God and Hinduism.
In the light of the Scriptures,
if he asked a common Hindu,
that how many gods does he believe in? some mystery, some may say 100, some is 1000, while others will say 33. Close 330 million. But if you ask a learned Hindu, who's well versed within Hindu scriptures, he will tell you that in Hinduism, you should believe and worship only one God.
But the common Hindu, he believes in a philosophy known as pantheism.
Everything is called
the common into believes that the tree is God. The sun is God, the moon is God, the human being is God. The snake is God. What we Muslims believe is everything is God's God with an apostrophe s, everything belongs to God. The tree belongs to God, the sun belongs to God, the moon belongs to God, the human being belongs to God, the snake belongs to God. So the major difference between the common Hindu and the common Muslim is that the common rule says everything is God, we Muslim say everything is God's God with an apostrophe S. So the major difference is this Apostrophe S. If we can solve this difference of pasta feast, the Hindus and the Muslims will be knighted.
How would you do it? As the Quran says
Is tala Villa calm within savoir in Berlin, Amina can come to common terms as well as any, which is the first term the law that we worship none but Almighty God. Let us try and understand what do the sacred scriptures of Hinduism have to speak about Almighty God? It's mentioned in the tendo your Punisher
chapter number six. section number two was number one, it comes with a theme. God is only one without a second. It's a Sanskrit quotation.
I know that I'm speaking in front of a great scholar of VEDA, Sheila Shanker, I'm just a student.
So, if my Sanskrit pronunciation is a bit
poor, I would like to apologize. He's a great scholar of the VEDA. I'm just a student of Assam and combined religion, as well as student of the indo scriptures and the Vedas.
It's mentioned in Shweta Chateau Punisher chapter number six.
Verse number nine, not just a passage, Jonathan has a deeper which means of him of Almighty God. There are no parents who have got no Lord Almighty God has got no father. He has got no mother, he has got no superior. It's mentioned in the show with a shadow Punisher. chap number four was number 19, Nazi Fatima St. Of that God, there is no prathima there is no likeness. There is no image, there is no picture. There is no photograph, there is no sculpture there is no statue.
It's mentioned in shashidhar opuntia
chapter number four, verse number 20.
No one can see that Almighty God.
it's further mentioned in Bhagavad Gita, chapter number seven,
verse number 20.
All those whose intelligence has been stolen material desires, they worship Me gods. Some of the translations say that all those whose intelligence has been stolen my material desires, they worship idols. And this condition is also mentioned by shishi. Shanker in this book Hinduism and Islam the common thread in the section of not worshipping other gods. On page number three, he gives the quotation but does not give the reference the references Bhagavad Gita chapter number seven was
it further mentioned Bhagavad Gita chapter number 10.
was number three,
that they know me as the unborn,
not be gotten the Supreme Lord of the worlds.
Amongst all the scriptures, the most sacred of the Vedas, it's mentioned yajurveda chapter number 32 was number three, not so much of that God, there's no prathima but theme, as I said, means likeness, image, picture, photo sculpture statue. It further mentioned your way chapter number 40, verse number eight, Almighty God is imageless NPR. It's mentioned yesterday, chapter number 40, verse number nine, and that probably Shanti Yeah.
And that means darkness, provision, it means entering. And so moody means the natural things like fire, water, air, they are entering darkness, those who worship the natural things like fire, water, air, etc. And there was continues, they are entering more in darkness, those who worship there's some booty that some booty or the created things like table, chair, etc. Who says that the Ojibwe chap number 40 was the man.
It further mentioned in a term of a book number 20 him number 58 Mantra number three, Dave mahasi. Verily, great, is Almighty God.
And amongst the Vedas, the most sacred is that
it's mentioned in the
book number one, him number 164.
mantra number 46. a concert vipra. Buddha Dante is one God is one. sages call him by various names.
God is one. But the saintly people call him by many names.
And there are no less than 33 names given to Almighty God Enriquez book number two him number one alone. One of them is Brahma.
The Brahma is called as the creator. If you translate creator into Arabic, it means colleague. The Muslims have got no objection. If someone says that Almighty God is colleague or creator, but if someone says he's Almighty God has got four heads and on each ad is a crown you're giving an image to Almighty God, we Muslims take strong exception to it. Moreover, you're going against with our shadow Punisher. Chapter number four was the moment in which says notice a patina
Have that God there are no images.
The other name given to Almighty God in the gradebook number two him number one was number three is Vishnu. Vishnu is called as the God who's the Sustainer.
If you translate sustainer into Arabic, it is somewhat similar to rubber. We Muslims, I've got no objection, if someone calls Almighty God as Rob, or sustainer. But if someone says he's Almighty God, I've got four hands and giving an image to Almighty God in one hand is a lotus. The second is the conch traveling on the sea on the bed of snakes, we Muslims take strong objection to it. Moreover, you're going against the gerade chapter number 32 was number three receive notice if at the mercy of that God, there is no prathima there is no likeness. There is no image there is no picture there is no statue, no sculpture.
It further mentioned in the grade, book number eight, hit number one, number one marched into the sunset. Worship Him alone. One God, praise Him alone. Expansion Rick Wade, book number six, him number 45 month number 16.
jacket musty, praise Him alone, worship that one God and the Brahma sutra of Hinduism is a
dirty, nasty, nasty kitchen Bhagwan aka lucerna here he is Robin here. There's only one God not a second one not at all, not at all, not in the least bit.
So if you read the Hindu scriptures, you should understand the concept of God in Hinduism in the light of the sacred scriptures.
list and understand the concept of God in Islam.
The best reply anyone can give you from the scripture this go to use a class chap number 112 was number one to four weeks is called.
say he's allowed in only Allah, Allah the absolute and eternal love bermula he gets not noise because
there is nothing like him. This is a full length definition of Allah subhanho wa Taala of Almighty God given in the Quran, if any person says once a candidate is God, if that candidate fits in this full end definition, we Muslims have got no objection in accepting that candidate has got the first is cool Whoa, allow HUD say he's alive and only a come visit him. God is only one without the second channel your condition. Chapter number six session number two was number one. The second is
Allah Subhan. Allah, the absolute eternal. Same as Bhagavad Gita, chapter number 10 was number three, they know me as the unborn, not begotten, without a beginning supreme law of the words. The third test is lamella while amulet he begets not noisy begotten, same as soon as SRO Punisher chapter six, verse number nine, not just a passage, Jonathan, it's a deep part of him. There are no parents. No Lord, Almighty God has got no mother has got no father, he has got no superior. And the fourth test is well,
there's nothing like him
says our Punisher chapter number 19 chapter number three it was number three, Natasha, the master of that God, there is no prathima there is no like this, there is no image there is no picture. There is no statue
if any person says so and so candidate Discord. If that candidate fits in these four line definitions you discussed of the Quran, and the Hindu sacred scriptures. I've got no objection accepting that candidate has got.
there are many human beings who consider Bhagwan rush needs to be called.
While during question answer time, the little brother of ours who told me Misaki v. Hindus don't believe Bhagavad needs to be called high to hold them and never said the Hindus believe Bhagwan legit to be God. I've read them the scriptures. No. And then the scripture doesn't say that Bhagavad Gita is God. I said, some human beings. Some people believe Bhagwan there needs to be God. Many people believe him to be God. Let's put this Bhagwan Rajneesh to the test of surah class and the test of the Hindu sacred scriptures. Number one, call for law. See he's alive and only a come at him. God is only one without a second was the only one was he the only human being who has claimed
to be God? There are many who have claimed, especially in this country of us. 1000s of men have claimed to be God. He's not the only one.
But originally Spock may say no, he's unique. Let's go to the second test.
Allah, the absolute
When we read The Autobiography of Rajneesh,
we find mentioned there that Rajneesh was suffering from us karma, from chronic backache from diabetes mellitus. Imagine Almighty God suffering from chronic backache as Tama Diabetes mellitus.
The third test is
luminova mula. He begets not noise we got him. We know Bhagwan Rajneesh was born in Madhya Pradesh. He had a mother and father. He goes to America USA in 1981 and takes 1000s of Americans for a ride. And in the state of Oregon, he starts his new village called as Irish Purim. Later on the American government, they arrest him and they put him behind bars. And Rajneesh alleges that American government gave me slow poisoning. Imagine, Almighty God means slow poison.
And in the united in 85, the American government removes him from the country kicks him out, he comes back to India and goes back to the city of Puna to a center, which is today called as Osho commune. If you go there, it is mentioned there on his tombstone, but one Nice, nice, Oh sure, never born, never died, but visited the earth from the 11th of December 1931 to the 19th of January 1990. Never born, never died, but visited the earth from the 11th of December 1931 to the 19th of January 1990. They did not mention in his tombstone that he was not given visas to 21 different countries of the world. Imagine Almighty God coming on this earth to visit the world and require visas.
And the Archbishop of Greece said, if you don't remove Rajneesh out of this country will burn his house and those of his disciples. And the last test wollombi akula cufon is so stringent that no one besides Is that true, God will pass the moment you can compare God to anything
in this world, he is not God, what am we have called local finance. We know that Bhagwan Rajneesh, like normal human beings have two eyes, two years, two hands, two legs by beard.
The moment you can compare God to anything in this world in this universe, he is not God while I'm here coloca funnel. Suppose someone says that Almighty God is 1000 times stronger than and is fortunate here. You might have heard the name of Arnold Schwarzenegger, the person who got the title, Mr. Universe, the strongest man in the universe.
The moment you can compare God to anything in this world, whether it be watchmaker or Dara Singh, or King Kong, whether it be 1000 times a million times, the moment you can compare God to anything in this world. He is not God while I'm here to find out that nothing like him.
This was in short, the full length definition, Almighty God I call it the litmus test for theology for the study of God. Otherwise, the Quran says in Surah Surah chapter number 17 verse 910, kulula avida Rahman Ayah Mata do follow us man has no say call upon him by Allah about a man by whichever name you call upon Him, to Him belong the Most Beautiful Names.
You can call Allah by any number it should be a beautiful name, and a name which he has called himself.
And this is mentioned in no less than four different places in the Quran besides for extra chapter 17, verse 110, it's also mentioned so the draft chapter seven verse 180. So the top number 20, verse number eight, and so the chapter 15 and verse number 24, that to Allah subhana wa Taala belong the Most Beautiful Names and there are no less than 99 different attributes, names given to Allah subhanaw taala in the Quran and the Hadith. For example, Rahman Rahim Allah Karim, Most Gracious, Most Merciful most wise and the crowning one is Allah. Why do we Muslims prefer calling Allah but the Arabic word Allah In short, the English word God, because a person can play mischief with the
English word God which you cannot do with Arabic word. If you add us to God, it becomes God's, the plural of God, that nothing like plural Allah. Allah says Allah and only if you add the SS to God, it becomes goddess, meaning a female God did nothing like male or female align Islam. Allah has got no gender. If you add a father to God, it becomes godfather. He's my godfather, he's my guardian. There's nothing like Allah father, or Allah and Islam. If you add a mother to god it becomes godmother, that nothing like Allah mother for Allah Ameen Islam. Allah as a unique word. That's the reason we Muslims we prefer calling Allah with the Arabic word Allah In short, the English word God
because a person can play mischief with the English word God but when
Any Muslim is speaking to the non Muslims who may not understand the meaning of Allah and uses the English word God like what I'm doing today I have got no objection. But I would like to mention that God is not the appropriate translation of the Arabic word Allah.
And this word Allah is mentioned in the scriptures of all the major world religions, including Hinduism. It's mentioned Rick Wade, book number two him number one was number 11. One of the names of God has given us Allah.
Allah also mentioned Rick Wade,
book number three him number 30, Monza number 10. And also in Rick Wade, book number nine, him number 67 Montana Makati. There is a separate upanishadic by the name of Allah Punisher,
which is also mentioned one of the books of shisha Shanker a separate are punishable by law punishment.
This was in brief regarding the concept of God in Islam, according to the sacred scriptures of Islam.
This was in brief
regarding the synopsis of the concept of God in Hinduism, Islam in the light of sacred scriptures, others may talk on this topic is for few hours,
had initially prepared a synopsis of 15 minutes. But on the request of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, are supposed to speak second and you're supposed to speak first. He requested me to speak first I said no problem. Give me 10 minutes after that, and the format was changed. He requested me to speak first.
Because he wants to know my views. You don't want to say I would like to know your views. So it's obligatory on me since it's a dialogue that I give my views. Regarding whatever little bit I've read of Sri Ravi Shankar.
Many things what he says, I agree with him totally. Many things I disagree.
While I give my views on the comments of Shankar on this topic, especially talking about concept of God in Islam, and Hinduism,
I may differ.
My intention is to let all the Hindus and Muslim brothers and sisters understand the correct concept in these two great religions. My intention is not to hurt anyone's feelings and I'm sure Sheila Shanker will not mind if I differ with some of his use.
It's my duty as a student of Islam and compiled religion. If I find something what has spoken about Islam or something, what have knowledge about the Vedas, if I defer to present it, and this is what is a dialogue for, but the main purpose is to understand and let the followers of these two great religions come together like what we have done today. Imagine its historic event.
10s of 1000s of people hear
me heard shisha Shanker was one week ago, when I saw his VCD.
On the topic of conversation with the spiritual master, he gave a talk on seventh of may 2002, in Santa Monica, in California, and the first sentence I heard from shisha Shanker was
spirituality demands two things, first, Authenticity, how authentic are you?
Second, intensity. And believe me, when I heard this statement, spiritual part, first thing demand authenticity, I was impressed.
I totally agree
that spirituality demands authenticity, the first, second or third, it does demand authenticity, it demands truthfulness. Without authenticity, how can a person be spiritual? I totally agree with respect to Tisha Shanker.
Later, I was given a few offers books by the organizers, and one of the books
Hinduism and Islam, the common thread and when I read the book,
I'm sure that the intention of respected shisha which anger was mainly
This is a book Hinduism and Islam the common thread, the main intention was to get the Muslims and Hindus together and even I have written a book similarities between Hindus and Islam.
So as far as that topic is concerned, we share a common platform. But there were some things or other many things which I have found in that book, which are not authentic, mainly, especially concerning Islam. And
it's my duty to present the views. It is just for us to understand and come closer.
chimichanga writes, in the first section, faith in one God, on page number two, Hinduism is perceived
Used to be a religion of many gods. But contrary to this perception, it believes in one God.
I agree with 100%. That's what a president didn't matter.
He further continues and says it believes in a
non dual monotheism. Though seven colors make up a rainbow. It comes from one ray of white light. Similarly, 33 crows of David's and Delta's gods and goddesses are raised of one Paramatma super human being intelligent.
seven colors make up a rainbow one light with 33 crows of David Davis has come from Raven Paramatma.
I find it a little bit illogical, because I mean a medical doctor pseudoscience. Also, we know that science says that light is made up of seven colors with pure violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, red.
But each color by itself
is not white light.
All the seven colors in the right proportion make up one white light, each individual color is not white light. And if any one of the color is missing, it will not constitute pure white light.
To say this and give the example to 33 rows of David and David has raised one Paramatma is like saying that one Almighty God has got 33 close components, like how a human body has got approximately seven parts, two legs, two hands, one head, one neck, two shoulders, one chest, one abdomen and pelvis. But each part does not make up the complete human body. All the parts put together in the right position, make up the complete human body. If any is missing, it's not a complete human body. To give this example to 30 crows
equivalent to one God is saying that God has got three three parts which I disagree.
And if any one part is missing, then that will not be complete one chord.
But He further goes and says
that God has got 108 names. One God has got 108 names or 1008 names which I agree with him. This is what the VEDA says. As I mentioned my talk in big ways book number one, him number 164 months number 46 a concert, be proud of a Dante God is one truth is one. Saints call him a variety of names. And then he goes on to say this is similar in Islam, that in Islam, God has got ninth names, which I agree with him as far as names are concerned. Like in Hinduism, you can give any name in Islam also you can give any name which Almighty God has called himself with. And there are no less than 99 names given to Almighty God in the Quran and the Hadith.
Giving a name I totally agree Islam as well as Hinduism. For example. My name is Zachary abdulkareem nine
you can even call me Abou farik Zakir Naik, the father of fire exactly Nick. You can even call me a music rasakan a father of Zeke rasakan a father of roosters I can make four names
for different names but all pointed to the same person all are unique, only pointed to me and no one else. So giving names totally correct as the VEDA says as the Quran says as long as the name is beautiful name and the name which Almighty God prefers calling himself.
Further in the section number three of modes of worship. On page number three,
gives an example in this book, a picture
of a person is not the person a visiting card of a person is not the person.
Similarly, the idol is the symbol of Chaitanya consciousness and Divinity. I totally agree with the first part that the picture of a person is not the person the visiting card of the person is not the person but further seeing that the idol is the symbol of divinity.
I think with my limited knowledge
it is against the Vedas in Nigeria chapter two verse number three. Natasha Fatima St. Of that God there is no prathima no likeness, no image, no picture, no photo, no statue, no sculpture.
Neither is it is the visiting card of God
because visiting card gives the address of the person his place.
of work, or his place of residence, to say this as a visiting card with limiting the place or the resurgence of Almighty God to the title,
even if I agree for sake of argument
the idol is a symbol of God is the picture of God or the visiting card for sake of argument. Suppose a person promises me some financial assistance. And after a few days, his security gives me the money he had promised along with the visiting card. It would be illogical for me to thank the visiting card of the person or to thank his photograph, if I see it somewhere else, the least I can do is at least I can call him up personally and thank him on the telephone. So even if I agree for sake of argument, the idol is the photo of Almighty God or the visiting card, which I don't agree but for sake of argument, yet, it is illogical to tank that photo, the visiting card or the angle.
And this is agreed upon by majority of the Hindu scholars that
idol worship is wrong in Hinduism.
What they say that at a lower level,
at a lower consciousness, person with a lower level, who does not know may require an idol to worship God, but when you reach a higher consciousness, idol is not required. And this is what is your vision God has mentioned in some of his videos which I saw at the higher level of consciousness, you don't require an idol at a lower level required. If this is the understanding, I would say that we Muslims have already reached that higher level of consciousness. We don't require any image to worship Almighty God.
shisha Shankar writes in his book on page number four,
that Islam strictly believes
in the formless God, but yet it acknowledges the symbol of this God. in Makkah, and Kaaba, though they believe that Almighty God is all pervading, but the worship in the direction of Kaaba.
And it goes on to say that means they're worshipping the formless through the form, to say that the Muslims worship Allah subhanho wa Taala
through the form of Kaaba is totally wrong. It's not mentioned in any of the scriptures of Islam or the Quran decided, no Muslim ever
worships the Kaaba. Neither does he worship Almighty God through the Kaaba, it is prohibited. Allah says in the Quran in surah baqarah, chapter number 244.
That wherever you are you face in the direction of the Sacred Mosque direction of Kava Kava is our Qibla direction.
And we believe in unity, if you want to offer Salah redirection to play in the north, south, west or east. So for unity, we pray in one direction that the direction of the Kaaba, it's our Qibla
when Muslims do the world map, the first person was A through C 11 and 54. He drew with the South Pole on the top and North Pole down and Kaaba was in the center.
Later on, the western cartographers came and they turned the map upside down North Pole top south pole dog yet the Cowboys in the center.
So if you're in the north, you face towards the south, if you're under salt you face towards the north, if you're in the face towards the west, if you're on the west face towards the east. When we go to Makkah and circumambulate on the Kaaba and O'Meara and Hutch. It is because the commandment of Almighty God, but logically I can think we circumambulate because every circle has got one center indicating that God is only one.
So to say that we worship the formless through the form is a great error as far as Islam is concerned. Further, shisha, Shanker writes on page number 26, that Prophet Muhammad when he came back to Makkah, he destroyed all the ideas in the Kaaba, except the central object of worship, the black stone,
to say that black stone was the central object of worship is totally an error. It's an authentic, you will not find any authentic record,
non Islamic scriptures any historical authentic record, that Blackstone Haji acid, whatever worship by any of the idolaters in any age of Arabia.
Sheree shanga writes on page number six, that the Hindus and the Muslim before they offer the prayers they wash the hands and feet. And this was prevalent as a Vedic practice in Arabia, which was
By the Muslims, it has no roots. It's nowhere anywhere mentioned in the Judeo Christian traditions. I do agree Hindus and the Muslims, Muslim, wash the hands and feet before offering prayers.
Some of the Hindus do that. No disagreement, but to say that it was picked up by the way, the culture from Arabia and has no roots in Judeo Christian tradition, I feel is wrong, because I'm a student of the Bible. It's not only mentioned the Old Testament, it's even mentioned the New Testament. It's mentioned in the Bible in the Old Testament. In the book of Exodus, chapter number 14, was number 31, and 32, that Moses and Aaron, they've washed their hands and feet before they appeared in front of the Lord, as they were commanded. It's mentioned the New Testament in the book of Acts, chapter number 21, verse number 26. Paul, along with men, he washed before he appeared in
front of the Lord, as was commanded. So this is a part of the Bible, in the Old Testament, as well as the New Testament which we call as Voodoo that is ablution.
As far as having a strain of Islam compared to religion, I feel that the best book
dealing with the art of living,
it is the Glorious Quran.
And I would like to present
an English translation of the Quran to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
The followers of most of religion except Islam, they believe in the concept of anthropomorphism, that an almighty god taking forms, including human form. Some religious followers, believe God on a tournament for months, some many times, and they have a logic that Almighty God is so pure is so holy, he does not know the shortcomings of the human beings. He does not know how do you mean bean field when he's angry when he said when he's hurt? So Almighty God became a human being and came in this world to know what is good, what is bad for the human being. On the face of it is a very good logic. But I see that if I manufacture tape recorder, do I have to become a tape recorder to know
what is good what is bad for the tape recorder, I don't have to become a tape recorder. I write an instruction manual that if you want to play the audio cassette, put in the cassette and press the play button. If you want to stop press the stop button. Don't drop it from a hydro frigates point. Don't immersed in water trigger damage, I write the instruction manual. So similarly, since Almighty God is the creator of the human beings, he doesn't have to become a human being to know what is good, what is bad for the human being, what does he do? He has to reveal instruction manual. And the last and final instruction manual for the human beings is the Glorious Quran.
No one can write a better book on Art of Living than the Creator Himself.
Therefore, I say that this book is the best book on art of living.
It is an instruction manual for the human beings, the do's and don'ts, how our life should be led.
I would like to end my talk with the condition of various Quran from Suriname chapter six verse Psalm 108, which says, that reviled not those gods who they worship besides Allah, lest in the ignorance David revile Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah says, abused, not reviled not those gods who people worship besides Allah, less ignorance, David revised, they will abuse Allah subhanho wa Taala waffled on Alhamdulillah Allah Allah.
Now I call upon three widowed men and
the widowed men would now introduce seriously Shanker.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar his message of compassion, commitment to society, and a cosmic understanding of life has resounded in the lives of millions worldwide.
Through the regeneration of human values, he seeks global peace and development by bringing about sustained, individual commitment to joyful living, selfless service and self awareness. Born 1956 at the early age of four, he amazed his parents by reciting the entire Bhagavad Gita. He completed both Vedic and scientific studies and obtained graduation in modern science at the age of 17. in Bangalore,
he received a doctorate from Columbia University Karnataka, in recognition of his literary works. In 1982. His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji, founded the art of living Foundation, which is now the world's largest non governmental organization active in over 140 countries.
In 1997, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji founded the internet
association of human values,
which to date has development projects in more than 25,000 villages, bringing self reliance to millions of people.
Through the International Association of human values, large volunteer relief efforts have been delivered across the globe, including in Afghanistan, in Bosnia. In India after the earthquake in Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan,
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar his volunteers initiated many relief projects
during the tsunami, and after in nagapattinam, and the affected areas all over Asia. Guru Ji has sent doctors medicine and yoga instructors to traumatized people exposed to the war in Iraq. He has also initiated the five H program health hygiene, human values harmony and diversity and housing for the poor. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar he travels to more than 35 countries every year to reinforce the message that all religions and great spiritual traditions share common goals and values. His simple message of love practical wisdom and service encourages harmony and teaches everyone to follow their chosen religious and spiritual path. While honoring the path of others. He has stood for communal
harmony and understanding between religions. Gorgeous gifts of sudarshana Korea brings much needed relief for mental stress and physical ailments.
His holiness is the recipient of numerous honors, including guru Mahatma award by the government of Maharashtra, the title of yoga shiromani by President of India, the Phoenix award by the mayor of Atlanta, Georgia global Humanitarian Award from the Governor of Illinois.
He's also the recipient of the Martin Luther King award.
Guruji is a unique combination of deep wisdom, dynamic activity, silence and playfulness. Everybody who comes in touch with him, feels bless it and their lives transformed. His message to the world is love is supreme.
Now I call upon
the concept of God in Hinduism and Islam
nanny como de niro mala prashanta Dakshina
dear brothers and sisters
There is a saying of cubby that comes to my mind.
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you can read all the scriptures in the world and argue and counter-argue
do with each movie, but two letters of love
belongingness his sense of understanding beyond the words
alone can unite us.
And it was wonderful to hear Dr. Zaki. He He's so scholarly, he read about all the Upanishads and everything. And I wish every single citizen in the world reads all this knowledge, at least a little bit.
So that their mind is not so narrow. They don't think only I go to heaven, everybody else going to hell. Today the world is a hell because people think only their path is right path.
Every other path is wrong path.
We need a broader understanding. And I also thank Dr. Zakir I know there are some mistakes in that book I would have told him before also, this book was printed in an emergency in urgency when there was riots in Gujarat.
I wanted this book to immediately go I did not go to big scholars because I don't know much about Quran. I am not I'm not a big scholar. But the intention he caught behind that is to bring people together so that the Hindus respect the Muslims, the Muslims feel a sense of brotherhood and belongingness to the kingdom.
So I am happy that though with the mistakes which he has already pardon, he has accepted the intention behind you know, intention is what we need to see.
Sometimes, you know, the mother says to the child get lost, she really doesn't mean but if you hang on to the word, my mother told me Get lost I'm going to get close. You're causing pain to the mother also.
Maharishi Nara who is a proponent of Lao the Bhakti sutra, he said one sutra vadu novel ambia do depend on logic or arguments.
Arguments does not take you any further today they within one religion there are so many arguments
because everyone thinks they are right. In Hindus there are so many schools of thought each one fighting everyone says I am the right in Islam same thing that she has in Sunni conflict. And 100 years old is every one of us did. Today there are 32 sects of Buddhism, different interpretation and everyone claims their interpretation is the correct
I would appeal to every single human being
to summon via tea cold it is common.
We all can live together as brothers and sisters, we can appreciate each other.
A century ago, a decade ago we thought about tolerance. I tell you today tolerance is a very feeble word. Today, not just tolerance. Today the word should be love.
you tolerate something you don't like
you know if you don't like certain things, you say oh I tolerate this. tolerance of religion is not necessary today. It's old today love each other's religion.
I want to tell you, even that happened. Once I was in Delhi.
I was going in the car and there was an elderly people whom I was dropping them to cannot please.
But then they had to wait and take a taxi back or not to back. So I told I gave them my car. And I got to pick my assistant and we took in auto rickshaw.
So I sat in the auto rickshaw and the driver was so humble, so beautiful soul.
On either side of me there were some pictures of the actors and actresses.
He told me Guruji maff karna
Mega hajus Kappa three lagana chata who's Coco Ciara in the ceiling Logan Kala Gaya
little further he says Guru Ji Kamara, baka muhammara mamaan Mancha gardenia. Although he Chalabi la hakkari
dequeue coup de toi conquered a particular sub jayegi where he he conquered the hackathon Miata.
The one will say foochow CUDA k siver. Oh,
this is the essence of seeing love. See if you say I don't appreciate the painting, but I will appreciate the painter.
You are not really 100% appreciating the painter.
You appreciate the painter and you will also honor appreciate the painting. So this whole world
you know Punisher that has
said there are other verses which he goes a little deeper he can find them Sweetwater davonne having created that he has entered that he's leaves in every heart of every human being. Sufi saints in this country have sung on this.
Malaysia has said
to money Yana mano.
To money and Amano. dildar Monica mana.
This is the language of not the professors, but the lover of God.
And I tell you, it's only through love. You can reach the ultimate you can experience
the truth the reality.
What is the concept of God? Say satune Nana montem Brava. Truth, infinity, knowledge, the bliss, that is what is Brahman.
You've already heard from our doctor Professor
About the Upanishads and how the Vedas and Upanishads are very similar, but the practices are many different. There we are similar we are anyway shake hands, but wave there is difference there also you shake hand I tell you, then you are really a human being, because you love harmony in diversity.
You You love people or for all traditions, whether Buddhism, Jainism, Sufism or you know, any, any if the School of philosophy.
Love should be the supreme in the Vedic concept of God.
the whole universe is made up of us Tea Party, pretty Athenians, it is party it expresses, pretty it is law.
Number rupam. Name and form the world is all name and form but the consciousness is stts it is Bharati, it is it expresses, as it is expressed in the Gita it is it has expressed the Vedas in the hearts of the rishis it has expressed the Quran as
the Holy Quran
and it has expressed the Bible it has expressed it has brought into light a steep hottie, Preeti nama Rupa
this whole world is the name and form you know, when I went to Pakistan, they asked me the same question
why India you worship so many gods and goddesses, there is only one God even you say one God, I told them you know,
there is only one art or one chappati in that you make samosa you make foodie, you make a god you make Parata Why? Just the fun of it, just the joy of it. So as it's called, Lila, eco home boss Yama, I am one, but in many,
in every heart, in every human being, there is one consciousness, but with so many differences.
This is the whole concept. If you really go deep into it, there is no differences are always been Kabir and Malaysia and people, many Sufi saints and rashis Maharshi
they never had a difference of opinion. Sebastiani achema
say the Fareed Sebastiani eccmid all those who love God who has experience God have no difference of opinion, because it's pure love.
And this is what today we need to do. Otherwise, why the river The argument right wrong.
takes us so far away from innocence, barley, barley, millet, milita Buddha.
When every child has this innocence, every human being is born with wisdom, which is natural to us.
Don't you think? So? What do you say? Coming correct.
from the audience.
You know, a sense of belongingness. And everyone should learn about each other little bit little bit. I mean, it's a very great example. I'm happy to see all those books. I'm sure many of the Hindus will not have read all these open issues.
The need to bring people together today, in spite of the differences, different cultures, practices, habits,
but remind them of the higher principle of one divinity, one law one humanity.
Do not hold on to the words, but see the intention behind the words.
And that is what I call art of living, broad vision. Whether someone thinks you you belong to them or not from your side, you embrace everybody. We're so diverse. Everyone belongs to me.
And we can't convert the whole world into thinking in one line in one philosophy. We need to live amidst diversity on each other like each other, support each other.
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the infinity is divinity. Now I know we have the concept of four hands and four legs, you know, chapter has two meanings in Sanskrit chapter.
the creation is intelligent.
The action in the creation is intelligent now Vishnu is seen as four hands, you know what is in four hands, the five l four elements and Vishnu is blue in color. He is only blue means the space like Akasha is no form formless
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and the ancient people made these things you know, one thing I also would like to mention here about the Parana we usually see Pura means old, but in Sanskrit, puri Nava at Khurana that which is the modern which is new in the cities called Khurana.
So, piranhas are written, very now, all these farms are coming
for to inspire people to bring some entertainment, joy and a Kindle sense of feeling and people
whatever people have understood and are following, I know many customs that people do are
not right. And each community has to look within and correct all that mistakes in those communities, somebody else cannot do it.
Hindu leaders should correct anything wrong in the Hindu community. Similarly, Muslim leaders will have to take responsibility and correct anything wrong in the Muslim community. Then we can reform the society I know reform is essential in every field.
non violence should be given most prominence which is said in all the scriptures.
If you ask me, is this table made up of atoms? I would say yes. Where can you find atoms I would say find in the table find in this one in the speaker and everything is made up of atoms My dear.
You don't have to look for atom somebody wrote,
server VRP its present a prevail
in nuclear scientists and Atomic Scientists will agree 100% with Vedanta, he will see that theory of relativity and the knowledge that the Divinity is not the substance is not a person away from somewhere. He is the substratum of by which everything is made, I would give one small story from the Punisher
as a boy as the Father, father of how we vote is God how is God like? The boy, the father takes the by by hand, it tells the boy
this building is there before this building what was here the boy said space, where is the building now in the space, once the building is destroyed, what will happen to the space he said nothing will happen a space will remain said that is what is Atma that is how is your self is the the soul is the being is consciousnesses
coming compromise, it's like the space wherein everything is and everything bond and in which everything dissolves My dear child, and know that when you go deep into your heart, you too want to never contain a proper Manasa v your words cannot enter even your mind cannot enter in that silent corner of your heart, sit in meditation go deep in and realize
that is love that is bothy that is the that is
I think we all need to
get to be the more and more
we cannot argue on our differences because nobody will give their differences if you tell someone Oh Why are you doing Ganesh puja he will not listen because he has feeling towards that from centuries it is continuing.
But if you listen to what what about Venetia has the sloka
in the in the puja it said you're formless you're all over. But I would like to play with you for a little while.
everywhere now I want to play with you How do I play whatever you did to me I'm going to do to you you take Sun and Moon around you I'm going to light a little lamp I'm going to go around you're like this
You give me what is I'm going to play with you I'm going to give you this is not to be taken serious it is a played a game. It's a joy, expression of joy, expression of gratitude.
Who giant said that which comes out of fullness and feel so grateful for all that you have received in my life that I want to express myself today see, when we came they all gave me flowers, when you give flowers to somebody
just an expression of goodwill.
Roshan Baekje came up and he offered me flowers, when there is some feeling of Guruji has come I want to
and this is an exchange of feelings because feelings cannot be expressed. They know so man find some way to express it.
Like go and do the mecca Dr. Murthy shaytan, cuca feeling shaitan do Raja
these are rituals, you know, Hindus can criticize that Muslims can criticize Ganapati these will all got caught causes more trouble more problem, please don't go on that path. That's a request from from my side.
Do not criticize anybody's
Unless they come to you for knowledge. If they come to you, then you can tell them
otherwise people will defend what they are doing is correct. And there is no way
we can unite the people together we can bring people together. I think this we should all remember do not criticize the idol worshipers. Because this country 1000s of years people have been doing worship at the most we have to respect what they're doing.
And when we respect each other,
we can bring about a big transformation in society.
The confidence trust comes in, no one thinks that you are against them.
So we need to bring people together. And I see that is the real service that we do to God.
non violence should be ever for most in the first in the yoga class in the yoga eight limbs of yoga.
You know, if you read yoga Patanjali yoga sutra, it is so secular.
any religion can adopt yoga.
Because exactly what definition you said about Allah is the definition of potentially Maharshi about who is Ishwara Diocletian.
One who does not have any place any suffering any provolone who do not have a body that consciousness is Ishwara
the sutra of Patanjali machinery Buddha.
So but then, she says what Yama What? A hintsa nonviolence,
astea don't steal anything from anybody.
not apologizing for oneself all the time.
You know, and yamas and niyamas and pranayama pratyahara dharana dharana Samadhi. These eight Angus has been
known sated by Maharishi Patanjali. And it is beneficial for people ruled over so your breath has so much to tell you.
From your breath, you can make your body better, you can make your mind better.
All the negative emotions in your heart just goes out. See if you sit for prayers for do numb as your mind is all over the place.
But if you attend to your breath, your mind gets so focused and you become so authentic and so friendly. People world over have undergone these breathing techniques exercises, though. It's an ancient technique where people will never teach them unless the student is really dedicated and worthy of teaching these lessons.
I thought this knowledge is so beneficial it should go to all the people in the world. Everyone should get it get benefit of it.
respective of the religion of first open the doors of the pranayama and yoga to the world. As it doesn't matter whatever is your belief system, you learn about your breath, because your breath and emotions are linked. by harnessing the breath, your mind becomes so calm and serene. And the number of research work on the scientific studies are all done on this.
Alinea Medical Institute nimhans. They're all doing
so when we went to Iraq,
the 1000s of women and children suffering they can't sleep in the night
and doctors are giving them the steroids and Prozac just to sleep. We taught them simple breathing exercises. In second day you could see how what a transformation happened in their life
1000s of them they said we are able to sleep well they are able to
get over the trauma. Now in Kashmir it's happening in Pakistan it's happening. So if there is good knowledge from any corner of the world in any religion, it's good we adopt them we don't be fanatical it's not my religion. It's not your religion no good knowledge with if you Nani comes,
though its source is connected very closely connected with Islam if I am correct, you know the medicine is good for everybody. Similarly, Chinese medicine,
acupuncture and acupressure world over people can do it. I see when we accept food from every part of the world, technology from every part of the world.
We use cars from any part of the world music from any part of the world. Why not we assimilate wisdom also.
This globalizing wisdom is essential today.
In the world where there is the tune between each other, and happy the peace initiatives are taking up now, in this big manner here. We all should come together every individual should learn a little bit about all the different religions in the world. Not saying my religion is better, yours is a little low. This is not acceptable. Because you can put any logic This is called kousaka. You know what is kutako? There are three things Taka,
Taka is logic. cooter is saying if a door is if it's half closed, that means it is half open. If the door is fully closed, that means it's fully open. This logic is
we say a door is half open means it's half closed. But if you say if it's half open, half closed, then you fully open means it's fully closed. This is not the logic we should leave the outside world has suffered a lot like Costa Rica
on the uniqueness of every tradition, every culture and take what is good from there
and make your life so beautiful, so loving,
that everyone comes to you.
And you feel that everyone you are part of everybody. What do you say
there in the back.
So di actually
met with an agent online only this much.
I consider everybody as part of my family.
And knowledge is enormous so much. It's not just the books that are here. It is ocean. Even the story goes way the Vyasa wanted knowledge and then Brahma showed him the mountain This is knowledge
and how much you can take it took only four handfuls and suddenly that became the weight of
you know the stories are fascinating. It's nice.
There are two things one is stories Another is that
means a knowledge behind them.
And it all leads to one thing let us get over our cravings and aversions.
Let us live the life full of love.
I would like to repeat that word again.
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Let us see the common missing everything and celebrate our differences.
We don't have to be the same in order to be to celebrate, we can be different and still celebrate. And we honor each other. Let us keep this as our guiding light, and let us teach non violence to people.
Violence is not sanctioned, as far as I know in any religion. No religious scripture, sanctions violence. But we need to work on that.
Isn't it? So?
Have I exceeded my time or is it still there is
because I don't talk much does it serve at all spoken too much.
I spoke a little 33 minutes left
was Khurana seeking, let us smile more and make our anger expensive.
We we are angry so easy, and we smile very rarely. So we need to shift our tendency smile more.
And make your anger very expensive. It angry once in a while.
I can say or when there is injustice, then I should get angry. Okay, Baba. But don't make anger your own nature.
In the name of justice, if you're all get angry, you know what happens we don't we lose the word perception.
Our state of mind affects our perception or observation and our expression.
So if you are stressed, our perception is different. If you have narrow minded, our perception is wrong. Even when someone comes to greet you, you feel they are against you.
So you need to change your perception. But that's fine to leave in the worst criminal in their heart. He's beautiful person.
Don't hate the criminal also. rebrand in a criminal you just talk to a criminal in his heart. He's a lovely human being because of stress and tension, long understanding. He has committed a crime. We need to have that compassion, a
sense of belongingness.
So the concept of God is not somebody sitting out there and giving us some messages. He's what everything is, sir, one can be them Brahma. Everything here is Brahman is made up of Brahman, Brahman,
sirven, Kullu, Eden Brahma, everything. Everything in the universe is made up of atoms is vibrations.
And vibration has no name, no form, yet. He's adored by many names and many forms.
And this is the wonderful ancient knowledge that this country has produced.
timeless wisdom has come here.
And as Indians, we're all very happy that we have this ability in harmony in diversity. We there are so many Sufi saints in this land, who have rejoiced. Of course many of them have processed we have been prosecuted in Iran and other places, but these countries recognize the Sophie's the Sufi saints
and the saints in the rishis Maharshi is
an armory ricetta That's why I said marked with a bow Baba, see louer the Divinity in the mother Petra de Vaca see mother, your father as the Divinity Chari the woman's what Deva means is not God as you understand. Deva means
Your mother is your light father is alive, they are bringing first lessons to you.
would 100% agree with the Vedanta in fact they are doing they're doing a lot of work on that the physics and the Vedanta.
As doctors that keeps in mind, no matter. I don't know much, as I said autodidact Shirky, actually, for cuca Layla Gotta catch mankey cello could janky cello framesi subcooled li legati cello playing casa, Princess of cook La Liga t cello geven ke hum sutra banali. Let us make this as a guiding light
Let us understand something one understand everything in the world you can't read every scripture it doesn't understand some understanding let us
let us have a belief system whatever believe we have let us be very strong in our belief and latest in love, greet each other
and move on in our life together. Sound good check them somewhere that rooms some boom anansi janitor. regret I said in the last and latest work together to speak together with these few words are finished my talk. You know, I don't know how to take one whole hour, but I think I have made all the points that they wanted to see.
Wonderful, nice being with you all.
Now we have
Dr. Zakir Naik presenting his response to the presentation of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji.
salat wa salam, O Allah Allah Allah savage me my bad uncle jack Osaka battle in Nevada candles aka rubbish really sorry. Wasted Liam Lee wahala looked at me lasagna.
respected, she's younger. Again my respected elder than my daughters and sisters. I welcome once again with Islamic greetings Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu.
May peace, mercy and blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala beyond
the Islamic greeting is peace.
The topic of today's talk is concept of God in Hinduism and Islam in the light of sacred scriptures.
Though I have to give a response to shishi Ravi Shankar the if I said Islam, the greeting is peace. Islam comes from the root word Salam which means peace, it is a duty of every Muslim and every human being that it should spread peace, if it has not spread even on a Muslim
shishi Ravi Shankar rightly said,
that sub supreme calm
I also love Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
I love him.
For the things he has said, which I agree, you have no choice but loving.
Even if I had a choice, I would yet love you.
Well, as you rightly said in your talk, that let us come on a commonality on a common platform. As I start my talk, Tyler will tell me things have
come to common terms as been as new, which is the first term. So what we have come here is four commonalities. But today we are discussing one major commonalities that is Allah with a law that we worship one Almighty God. So first let us agree on this communality is based in the light of the sacred scriptures.
And she she Ravi Shankar rightly said, that, even if we differ
Michigans So, even though it differed with some of the points of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, yet I came here, because I love him.
And because they have to agree at least on what is coming. But when we look for money,
there's a saying that Father is cruel to be kind.
Sometimes, we have to correct the person because we love him.
Imagine if a child says something which is wrong. He wants to jump from a building from the ninth floor. I can say I love him, go ahead. Because I love him. Because I love him I will stop him. So because I love shishi Ravi Shankar so much
it becomes a desire
that, I don't doubt his intention. His intention was to get the Muslims and Hindus together. But someone who's not like me broad minded may take offense with Guru Ji. So because I Love Guru Ji Sri Sri Ravi Shankar that the reason I mentioned all these points which I know he has taken in the right sense, he will not get angry with the person who loves
she should have his anger said corn kehta hai
couldn't Hina serrata Hey,
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Allah says in the Quran in surah facilite chapter number 41.
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Soon we shall show them our signs in the folders digital horizons until it is clear to them that this is the truth. Allah says he will show His signs. When we see the stuff. We are reminded of the Creator, He is the Creator. When we see the sun, we are reminded of him. When we see the moon, we are reminded of him.
It is demonic only Allah says, Allah says in the Quran, every individual human being, he will see to it, that he will show them sign not only the manner, every human being Allah takes a promise that he will show them the signs in the first day for eisenerz. anklet is clear to them that this is the truth. So these are signs of Almighty God, they are not God themselves.
So diva devana person who sees God That means he see the signs he cannot call star or the moon as symbol of God.
We see Ravi Shankar said that in Islam,
the sun which was a scorching heat, it will hostile. He writes in his book,
The moon and the star.
It reminds the person of serenity of calmness, therefore, it's a symbol in Islam, a symbol of God, the moon and the star is never a symbol of God. It is a symbol of Pakistan.
This flag that is there is not a flag of Islam. It's a flag of Pakistan.
just for because I love Guruji so much.
Allah says in the Quran in surah facilite, chapter number 41, verse number 37, that amongst is saying,
the night and the day, the sun and the moon, but do not adore the sun and the moon adore the Creator who has created the sun and the moon.
As far as signs of Allah is concerned, even a sun is a sign of Allah in the Quran, even the moon, the star is not mentioned. But we have to adore the Creator, not the created worship the Creator, not the created
shishido sang rightly said
that we should not criticize
that the worshipers
agree with him unless he comes for knowledge.
That's what I ended my talk with. The Quran says in Surah chapter number six was 108 reviled not abused, not those gods who they worship besides Allah left in the ignorance they will revive an abuse Allah subhana wa Taala I agree with that. But
she she also said, but when they come for knowledge, give them knowledge. For example,
if someone says two plus two is equal to three, two plus two is equal to four, two plus two is equal to five I cannot say all are correct, because I love you.
I have to say I love you. That's the reason only two plus two is equal to four is correct. The other is wrong.
Unless I want to make a fool of him and tell him take two rupees take one rupee no give me four rupees
take 200,000 rupee 100,000 rupees give me 400,000 rupees, I have to correct him because I
appreciate it. So, this is where I start my talk with a verse of the Quran from Surah Surah chapter 17 verse number one it says vocal
battle in nanavati. Lacan as the hookah when truth is also false should perish is false it is by its nature bound to perish. shishi Ravi Shankar said, that makes smile cheap, make anger expensive. I say make smile free.
Make it absolutely free.
We have to love all the human beings. They have to smile with them.
But at the same time, because we love them
because they're close to us, because they are brotherman humanity of the same creator, Almighty God. That's the reason if someone makes a mistake to not rebuke him, will not make fun of him. But correct me if my son does something wrong, not that I will say because I love you I will let you continue doing that wrong, because I love him. I will correct him so that he gains what is right. And
she should have said that
don't depend on logic. But I find him to be a very logical person
during examples of the diver giving various example in this talk
logic. Therefore Quran says that this is a book for those who understand
spirituality, it demands authenticity, even demands logic according to me.
between what is right and what is wrong.
Time will not permit me to give my response to all. But she she ravishankar has said many good things, which I thanked him for that. I like to tell him that he may have read this book. Before the touchiness was a Quran, I requested him to read it again. This book, the translation of the word of
Allah Subhana, wa Taala, Almighty God, the Glorious Quran, after end up in two minutes.
This book the Glorious Quran, because by our Creator,
and the topic is concept of God in the light of the Scriptures, therefore, I'm restricting as much as possible to the topic and talking about the scriptures because what I say
is not what you have come here to hear
what she Ravi Shankar says, or somebody else says, is not what I have come here, you have come to your what is the concept of God in the sacred scriptures, if I say something with matching the sacred scriptures, that's what I believe we have come here for and
this book, to go to the Quran, which is the last and final revelation. I call it the best book on the art of living.
And it's mentioned in the Scripture, and I invite Shiva Shankar because I love him to this club.
To his organization of art of living, we have 1.3 billion followers. I invite you because I love you to this organization of the art of living. Allah says in the Quran, I would like to end my talk with the condition of the greatest Quran, from Allah Allah Moran, chapter number three was COVID-19, which is in Medina in the slum, the only being the only religion, the only way of life, the only Art of Living acceptable in the sight of Almighty God is acquiring peace by submitting your will to God waka Dhawan Alhamdulillah Allah, Allah will.
Now we would have
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji. They're not in the format. As the Chairman, I feel it balanced that he has a right to respond to what Dr. Zakir said for another three minutes.
Trouble in the world is we think we are out of compassion trying to help somebody else in the process, we are doing harm to them.
Many times we think over these the correct way and we try to convert everybody into my way
I think we should desist from doing this
only they can be peaceful coexistence.
You know there can be many logic you can say okay son is falling from the sun doesn't want the father to interfere, who is taking you as a father now, who is taking as a son, we shall not use this a different type of logic
to see only I am right, please, we will not do this anymore. We will not comment on what the other's beliefs are those systems are because everyone thinks day by day or they have a right to teach the people right to change the world. Let us change ourselves first, let us be loving and let us experience the Divinity that is experience unconditional love. There was a conference once of doctors, they were discussing about pain and there was so much argument everybody was discussing about pain. There was an elderly gentleman, he came he came with the left hand give everybody one one he said you know what is pain now.
You and you feel the pain till no 14 hours you have been discussing about pain is useless. But feeling pain is different.
So that means that pain is to be experienced. Similarly, spirituality is an individual personal goal. It cannot happen by someone telling you something. I'm sorry that when Rajneesh name was brought up here, he there was so many scenes here in this country.
I mean, one reason is, he had his own philosophy. But don't be misled because one or two people in any religion there are no bad elements in every religion. Don't take them as an example to
anybody's religion. This is my personal request to everybody. There are Jainism Sikhism. If you talk to six, the six will say their grandpa is the last one.
You talk to Bahai, they think their word came directly from God and that is the final word of God. So this diversity is there. We need to honor them. We need to love them from all of our heart, not just by words, you know, sometimes you can say I love you very much, but it doesn't feel it doesn't come through you.
No agenda, please, we will not keep any personal agenda. But for welfare of all human beings, let us work. Let us all take that promise Today we will only Chico we will go down the path of Ahimsa, no violence. Even if a child is falling down. You go may give them whatever however help you can help them. But don't jump on the neck of the child because child will die there. your intention is good to save the child but when you fall behind the child on its own body, you will kill the child. So latest see that we will all crew together as one world family Vasudeva kodambakkam own Shanti Shanti Shanti
Thank you seriously, Ravi Shankar Ji,
for your response
we had before us, both our esteemed, eloquent and wise speakers present before us the concept of God in Hinduism and Islam in the light of sacred scriptures.
Both I should admit were articulate and sincere in their presentations.
how well they did it.
I, as the chairman, will not say
as I'm expected, to be fair, it's an honor and responsibility.
Instead, we will let the thinking audiences and the viewers with their understanding the information, they understand the logic, they understand, the sense they have, and the sensibility they carry with them as human beings to understand this topic presented before them and they instead decide, learn and judge from what the speakers have spoken about this topic.
Now, I would come to the formal program, this is the common and an interesting session in which the audience to participates. So that it is merely not presenting before you and just influencing you in such a way that you can't ask for clarifications from our knowledgeable speakers. This is your opportunity to ask your doubts. put forward your questions, be open question and answer session
to analyze the concept of God in Hinduism and Islam in the light of sacred scriptures for all presents yet today, as well as those viewing this event live on television. In the limited time that we have available, I would request the following rules to be observed during the question and answer time. For mics. I have been told by the organizers have been provided for the audience and the press to put forward the question
to in the front. For the gents and to
in the ladies section for the ladies.
In the middle,
on my right.
Please stand in queue at one of the mics if you wish to put a question to the speaker and speak in the mic only when the mic is handed to you by the mic handling assistance and your turn is pointed out.
We would have the first question on the gens mic here for Tracy Ravi Shankar.
That mic has the name written question for cc Ravi Shankar we would have the second mic for Dr. Zakir nigh. anyone wishes to ask question to him can kindly queue up be a hint that mic people having
questions in the ladies section for Sri Sri Ravi Shankar should stand behind the third mic meant for asking questions to him. And the last and the fourth mic on my extreme right. In the ladies section is for asking question to Dr. Zakir nae
questions that you asked should be on the topic concept of God in Hinduism and Islam only? Questions not related or not relevant to the topic of general and deviant nature would be disallowed. Kindly state your question briefly and to the point. This is a question answer time not a lecture time for you.
Kindly state your question, only one question at a time. For your second question, you are requested to queue up behind and await your chance.
We will allow the questions in a clockwise rotation mic one, mic two mic three mic four then again comes back to mic one,
mic to Mike three, my four and so on.
I would request our speakers to conclude their answers or responses in five to six minutes please.
In the interest of avoiding wasting time on irrelevant issues, and to ensure a more educative and interesting session for all of us here. My decision to allow or disallow irrelevant questions would be final, though also balanced.
Kindly state your name and profession before putting forward your question so that the very learned speakers could give you a more relevant response. Maybe have the first question from the brother on the left for three generations.
My name is Muhammad azima been Helios and am I die? One who conveys the message of Islam to others. My question to Shri Ravi Shankar is Dr. Nayak had proved oneness of God, and all the criterias of being God from Vedas and the Quran. Do you agree with this criteria of the frog and the Vedas of God or not? I hope I can read the question to you.
When the Vedas are quoted, there is no disagreement at all.
The next question from the brothers Mike number two for Dr. Zakir.
Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
My name is Susana Rahman seigle. And I'm a businessman. My question to you is that what is your overall impression on the book of Hinduism and Islam, the common trend by Sri Sri Ravi Christian, in the light of straighter scriptures, because as my faith was I was a Hindu before with my father, we reverted to Islam 20 years back.
And my father was very good researcher in Vedas and Bible and all that and Alhamdulillah we were guided to the two part but that thing I mean, I have followed and seeing an example like you, I even I have started started researching on books. And one of those books which I've come of Hinduism Islam by a minister His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. I think, what is your overall impression? I find that book confusing. Sometimes there's some time that is confusing, what is he want to stay?
The brothers asked a question
that, what is my opinion regarding the book of Shiva, Shankar, and it's confusing? See, we have to understand that the intention of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was good, according to me, I feel that he wanted to get the Muslims and the Hindus together.
And he wrote this book, we have to agree that he has agreed on the state that he wrote the book in a hurry. And there are some errors, which you have to respect that is truthful about it.
If you ask me to give all my comments, it will take a few hours.
But I did mention a couple of points in the talk on concept of God.
What I'd like to mention that
there are more of the traditions of Islam that were picked up, rather than what is mentioned in the sacred scriptures and authenticity. There were a few points that I would like to clarify that if you read his book
on page number six, he says that
the word Ramadan has been picked up from the Sanskrit word Rama and Dan, Dan needs to meditate. Rama means to shine in the heart. So Ramana point to him is picked up from the Sanskrit word, which means it is a month to meditate. Which I being a student of compiled religion disagree. Ramadan is Arabic word which comes from the Arabic root word
which means the earth becoming intensely hot, due to the heat of the sun, and when the Islamic months forgiven.
Someone fell in the ninth month it was summer. That's how it got its name to say it is derived from the Sanskrit word.
I totally disagree. Similarly, there are certain examples that namas in Islam has been derived from the Sanskrit word nama which means to worship and jaja
which means close to God, so it means to worship. Again, the word namaz is not Arabic word. It is nowhere to be found anywhere in the Quran and the Hadith.
The word for mode of worship, the method of worshiping Quran, Salah, namaz is a Persian word more used commonly in the Indian subcontinent. It's not Islamic word. namaz in Persian means servitude.
It is not an Islamic word, neither an Arabic word. Furthermore, if we analyze,
shisha Shanker, he mentioned while describing that the word Kaaba has been derived from the Sanskrit word garba. And, in short GABA, which at first I could not find anything, that Kava has been derived from that Java is Arabic word, which is derived from the Arabic word cob, which means bulging. Cabos refers to the four corners in house a capital LA, a bulging, full cornerhouse. To see it is derived from the Sanskrit word GABA, I feel is not authentic. Furthermore,
it is said that the Hijri is what the Blackstone which is there, in the Kaaba, it is derived from sungei ashrita, which means non white stone, or shivling, which again, I disagree
Hydras model derived from the Arabic word Hydra, which means tone, as what means black Blackstone to say it is like shivling. Again, it is not correct. It's Arabic word has its own root and origin.
And furthermore, there are various other things that have been mentioned in this book, which again, like if anyone who has knowledge of Islam will realize that intention was good, but if a person who has no knowledge reads it, he will start believing in it.
For example, He says that in this book on page number 11 in section number 12 on cremation and burial
I have already said that don't take the book as an ultimate to assist me this is not a place that I am going to give justification I told you see the intention behind that book. I may not be so scholarly. So my intention is to make an understanding between the Muslims and the Hindus the whole book is wrong never read it Don't worry about it. But see what i'm saying is see the goodness in every religion
you converting from one religion to another religion is not going to solve the problem you know don't have to become a Danish Danish cookies learn from everywhere. At the same time to go on picking up on some dishes done in a hurry in a three days I know myself, no, I can tell you more about other mistakes also in the book, that book plus I myself tell you many mistakes in the book. So the book mistakes in the book, let it be there Let it not get into our hearts and our mind.
Do you understand what I'm saying? Drop the book No, no, no discussion in the book. I myself know there are mistakes. That's why the second second copy. It was printed only once. To make people come together. That's purposes. That's all. It's not a scholarly book at all I have already writing written and dies in the beginning also is said about it. If it serves some purpose to bring people together well, otherwise, I tell you, it's not the perfect that to you know, you don't have to pick on that. Okay. I would like to remind our speakers on one format, which I am expected to implement. Both the speakers would get five to six minutes to answer the questions put before them. What I
would request is like for example, if one and a half two minutes is cut, then it is very difficult for me also to keep track of time though I have a stopwatch key, how many seconds are cut off enough to allow them so it is not balanced from my part what I would request our learned speakers. If we follow the format we can get more out of this program in less
time available before us, I would request the audience to kindly put your question briefly and to the point the last brother would put the question about 10 sentences, you can frame it in just four sentences. We would appreciate that more. in context of this, we have last two to three minutes. I would allow two, three minutes more to Dr. Zakir to continue on with the answer. I would request our speakers kindly when the question is put to you answer that you may cover up the previous answer in the next answer that you're doing in the time available before you.
Agreed I wrote in a hurry, we have to accept them as I said, I do not have invention. He said he will not take out the next print. We agree with that. And we thank him for that.
As far as those who are knowledge on similarities with Islam and Hinduism, I have myself written a book on similarities between Hindus and Islam and it's printed in large numbers very shortly to be printed in hundreds of 1000s You're most welcome to avail of that copy and surely if we get the Hindus and Muslims together with authentic traditions will not hurt the feelings inshallah of any of us. Thank you very much.
The next question for Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji from the ladies section, the third mic, a Salaam Alaikum. My name is Asha Samira Hasib. And I'm a quality systems engineer lead with Cisco Systems. Well, my question is to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, he spoke a lot about love,
distinct from converting other people. And he also spoke about not using logic while trying to love each and everyone in this whole world. I totally agree with that. But I just have one clarification, which I would like him to answer.
In this world, we are hearing so much about suicide bombing, terrorist attacks, and whatnot. Now, each of these person involved in this kind of heinous crime has an intention. So I must respect his intention. So as you told me, love each and everybody, I must love this person. And because you say do not use logic, I have no right to say that what you're, what you're doing is wrong. So can you kindly please clarify this for me?
By mistake, don't use logic. Please don't misquote me. I say don't do
logic. That's a rule logic should not be used. And it's not logic alone is not everything. Yes. You have to take care of the people who are terrorists who are suicide bombers, they think they only have the truth. They have only like to live and exist in the world. They have least tolerant and respect for other faiths, other religions, other people, they are so phonetics, and that we have to attend to them. I'm never saying don't use logic, but I am saying don't use logic to divide people.
Don't use wrong logic to condemn somebody. We are not here to condemn people.
Even the worst criminals where we are working in prisons 125,000 prisoners have undergone our activity in program breathing exercise Sudarshan Kriya, you should see the difference it has made in the life. So I would like to tell you that I'm not against logic. I'm not saying go illogically. And don't educate them at all. No, I'm not saying that. But in the name of logic, but don't disrespect other traditions. This is my sincere appeal to
the next question would be from the ladies section for Dr. Zaki. Yes, my question is to miss that good night. But first, I would like to thank swishy Ravi Shankar Ji for giving us such valuable knowledge and sharing his art of living.
Thank you for Ravi Ravi Shankar Ji
I my question
is prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam is prophesized in the Sacred Scripture of Hinduism.
The question posed by the sister is His Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him prophesied in the sacred scriptures of Hinduism?
How would like to again
take the help of this book, but please
Shiva Shankar writes on 26th page of this book, in the heading Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam Prophet Muhammad prophesied Vedic scriptures and he gives her
Friends bhavishya Purana purva three Kunda three a day three shlokas five to six
This reference is the only reference you gave in the book and is authentic.
It's totally correct. I agree with you totally.
Under the section of Prophet Muhammad mentioned in the Vedic scriptures shishi Ravi Shankar has quoted various verses of the Vedas, but only have one verse as a given reference, that is the mention of Prophet Muhammad in the Scripture, then it gives the reference bhavishya Purana purba 303 a three shlokas five to six.
I would like to congratulate you shisha Shankar, that what you mentioned here is 100%. Correct.
I like to describe though the verse wasn't mentioned there the reference was given. If you read the provision Parana parva 303 a day three shlokas five to eight, it says that a Malaysia will come a foreigner speaking of foreign language, non Sanskrit, he will come along with his companions. That is a sahabas. And his name will be Mohammed and Raja bhoj will welcome this person with great tribute and tell Oh, pride of humankind, or dweller of Arabia, the Sanskrit word is morose. This man will come from a sandy track from a desert and he will create a great force to destroy the evil. Mama salami further mentioned in bhavishya Purana Baba 303 a day three shlokas 10 to 27 that
Almighty God says there was the enemy were killed. Now he has been sent by more powerful enemy, I will send a man by the name of Muhammad to put these people on the state tech and or Raja, you need not go to the land of the Pasha, Charles, I will purify you through my kindness. A man of angelic disposition comes and says that each word per Mahatma has sent me to see to it that Aria from the region of truth will prevail. I will enforce a creed of meat eaters, my follower shall be a person who circumcised and we know the follow the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him circumcised, they will not have a tail on the head. That's the end. They will grow the beard, they will create a
revolution. They will give the call for prayers that are done. They will eat all lawful animals but will not have the flesh of swine. And Quran says in less than four different places in Surah Baqarah chapter two was 173 Jeremiah chapter five verse number three, Sudan chapter six verse 145, and citronelle chapter 16, verse 115, that you cannot have. It further says they will not be purified by hubs and shops, but by warfare, they will be called muscle man's Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him is also prophesied and publisher Khurana barber 301 a day three shlokas 2123. He even prophesied in atharvaveda
book number 20 him number 127 was number one to 40 which is called as contempt subtasks. contempt means the hidden glands the meaning will be known later on time doesn't permit me to say everything but the first verse says he's not a one who's praiseworthy. He's called Rama, the Prince of Peace. Oh one was migrated, he'll be protected from 60,090 enemies. All these are pointing towards Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. He's even prophesized in atharvaveda book number 20. him number 21 verse number six, the Battle of asops in atharvaveda, book number 20. him number 21 verse number seven, saying that he will defeat the 20 chiefs, approximate chiefs that were there at the time.
And he's also prophesized in Greek ways book number one, him number 53, verse number nine, he is prophesized in some ways. Agni mantra number 64, saying he will not have the milk of his mother. And we know masala Salam was not best fed by the mother, he is prophesized as hammer. That means one who praises that is as the name of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him in some ways with perchick Mantra number 1500. In some ways, intro chapter number two was number 152. He's prophesized in Jeju with chapter number 31, verse number 18. In atharvaveda,
book number h hem number five, verse number 16 in atharvaveda, book number 20 him number 126 verse number 14 Enriquez book number eight him number six months number 10. He is prophesized as Narayan Saha. nanosensor in Sanskrit means, means a man or human being chanson means praiseworthy, a man who is praiseworthy, which is the meaning of the word Muhammad, Salah Salah. So Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him is mentioned as Muhammad in Sanskrit narrations are in several places in request book number one hymn number 13 verse number three in request, book number one number 18 was number nine in degrees. Book number 106 was number four in Big Red Book
Number one, number two was number three in degrees book number two, him number three was number two in degrees, book number five and number five was number two. In book number seven, him number two was number two in chapter number 20 was number 37. Chapter number 20 was no 57 chapter number 21 was number 31. chap number 21 was number 55. Number 28 was number two, number 20 1922. I can go on and on.
That's good. So you all have to respect the Vedas. No, the
doctor himself has said, Everyone should respect the Vedas don't think as a book of the coffee irizar and non believers. So every Muslim should respect all that is Indian. And I'm very thankful to Dr. Hussain for bringing up this point and telling the even the Vedas in in the same teaching the same knowledge and humanity and love for all humanity. The next question for Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji from the Jen section. Yes, brother
Assalamualaikum am Seidman and then shall be working for MSR my medical college and hospital as a lab manager, I have a question to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
I listen his talk, which is very impressing, he said, we have to allow all the religion. But if you see the latest terrorist attack and Indian jobs and size, which I am the eyewitness at the MS lamea Hospital and that night,
one of the eyewitness presented to the media that I'm not seeing the person who was the shooted at the site, it was around 7:45pm that nobody has seen the fees nor the sculpture. But very next day in the media in Indian media, they criticizing one lay Islam. I want to ask a question to Sri Ravi Shankar. You said now, all the religion but why Indians are criticizing one Islam in the name of terrorism.
Today's topic is the concept of God. No.
what I would say, you see, I cannot speak for media, I cannot speak for government, I cannot speak for police. I can't speak for anybody else. Similarly, you cannot speak for you cannot be the only spokesperson for any religion, one particular religion. Unfortunately, today, people are so scared of terrorism. And unfortunately, it is been associated with Islam, though, it is not correct. But
the fact remains
that this image you have to work to change that you have to change the image of Islam as being intolerant and non accepting other religions as more tolerant and more a peace loving religion DC meet all these young youths and scholars, you can do it. And I wish you good luck in bringing up that new image to Islam. Thank you. And I think this is the first step today we have come together with Hinduism and Islam, like the 20 come together more and more and established the world that we all love peace and we respect each other and honor each other's religion, not condemn anybody.
The next question for Dr. Zakir from the Jain section. salaam aleikum Akbar. I'm a student. My question is Sri Sri Ravi Shankar mentioned in one of his books, that Quran gives permission to the Muslims to kill the calf. How is it Can you please justify, I would request the audience on the request of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji, I have acceded to that request, kindly refrain from putting questions from that book, because he has acknowledged that certain things he
maybe a little aberrant, but his intention was not so, we respect that sentiment, and I would request on behalf of the audience and the organizers, our questioners, I know you may not have control on your question, but please, for the sake of this mammoth gathering here, and for the enhancing the understanding on the topic, I would request you to kindly
refrain from asking questions from the book showed before you can ask any other question. If you'd like to ask any other question you can or allow the next person to ask questions.
If you ask a similar question without specifically mentioned, he's saying, I would say to you avoid directly condemning a person for the statement because some person might make a statement where he might have a little understanding this meeting itself is a meeting to come into common terms. There may be some things one person might have a little less understanding Dr. Zakir might present some points which cc Ravi Shankar Ji would appreciate in better light because of that knowledge. And the same way Dr. Zakir might be able to appreciate some points he presents in better light after this dialogue is over. That is our purpose behind this meeting. The brother can put the question or the
next person I would ask should put forward the question Yes, brother.
I am is kasi.
My question is? Does God permit as human beings to eat non vegetarian food in the scriptures of both Hindus and Muslims?
will ask the question that does God permit us to eat non veggie food in the scriptures of Hinduism and Islam.
As far as Islam is concerned, a Muslim can be a very good Muslim, even by being a pure vegetarian.
It is not compulsory in Islam that you should have known which.
But Allah says in Surah chapter five, verse number one, that you're allowed to eat the meat of the lawful animals four footed with the exceptions name.
Allah also says in Surah Nell chapter 16, verse number five. And so the moment on chapter 23, verse number 21, we have made cattle for you so that you may derive bomb from it, and you can eat its meat. So Almighty God has given permission to have having is not compulsory, but if you wish you can have Andrei Simon says that non waste food is rich in protein, it's nutritious. And if we analyze the teeth of the herbivorous animal, the cow, the goat, the sheep, they have got
fat. They only have vegetables, they don't have flesh. If you analyze the set of teeth of the carnivorous animal, the lion, the tiger, the leopard, they have got carnivorous set of teeth, they have canine teeth, they have pointed teeth. If you analyze the set of teeth of the human beings, they have flatty as well as pointed teeth. If Almighty God wanted us to have only vegetables, while they give us the canine teeth.
This is known as the only very set of teeth. So Almighty God has made our set of teeth so that we can have both verbal and nonverbal non wage includes wage. Non wage means vegetables and fresh foods. Furthermore, if you analyze the dices system of the human beings can digest both wage as well as non wage. If you track down the amount of a sheep cow got any fresh food, it will not be able to digest similarly, the lion, the tiger, the leopard, they will not be able to digest the vegetables, but the human being can digest both. It has got a long time to digest the vegetables, but it can even digest sandwich to flesh food. There are certain non GMO food we cannot digest certain
vegetables we cannot digest, but what we can digest we can have. And people have a misconception that Hinduism does not permit a person to have non rich food. It's mentioned Manu Smithy chapter number five, verse number 30, that if you eat
that which is meant for eating, you're not doing a sin, because God created some to eat and some to be eaten. It's mentioned manners with the chapter number five, verse number 31, that if you kill the animal in sacrifice, they're not doing a sin, because God has created some animals. So sacrifice. If you read the Mahabharata new Shankara chapter number 88 Yudhishthira, the eldest brother of Panda, he has that what theme we should give in Yagna in puja so that our ancestors will be satisfied. So Bheeshma says, It's mentioned in Mahabharata that if you give hugs and shrubs than sisters recertified for one month, if you give fish for two months, if you give mutton for three months, if
you give hair for four months, if you give the meat of God, five months, if you give back in six months, if you give birth seven months, if you give deer eight months and the menu continues, that if you give buffalo 11 months if you give beef one full year and
If you give meat of rhinoceros or red meat of the goat, the ancestors will be satisfied and exhaustively. So the Hindu scriptures give permission for the follows to have non witch food. But because of the influence of the other religions, which believe in other things, many people became vegetarian. And the logic of the others was that you should not kill any living creature. So if you kill a plant, you're killing a living thing, therefore, it's a sin. Today's science advanced as they have come to know that even the plants have got life.
So now the logic has changed. And people say that fine, we agree that plants have got life but the plants can feel pain.
So killing an animal is a bigger sin than killing a plant. Today, science and advanced have come to know that even the plants can feel pain, they can cry, they can feel happy. So once a person argued with me and told me breath Asakura agree that plants have got life they can feel pain, but the plants have got only two or three senses. The animals have got five senses, they have good two senses. Therefore killing an animal is a bigger sin as compared to killing a plant. So I told him, I agree with you for sake of argument that plants have got less senses as compared to animals, and then ask the question that suppose I have a brother
and he's born deaf and dumb to censuses. When he grows up, if someone comes and kills him, will I go into the judge me Lord, give the murderer less punishment because my brother two sentences.
Fact I will say give the murderer a bigger punishment. He has killed a Muslim, he has killed no sin. So Islam doesn't work whether you have five senses of truth and Allah says whatever is good for you to eat, whatever is permitted you can have, as far as I'm concerned, I have got no problem if someone is a pure vegetarian, but if someone says eating non which food is a sin, then I argue otherwise. If people remain a vegetarian, it's good for us. Because if everyone in India become non vegetarian, then the price of meat will rise.
The next question from the ladies side files received Ravi Shankar Ji.
My question is for Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. He said in his talk, that violence is not sanction in any religion. If that is so, why did Krishna urge Arjun to fight that to against his own brother
if you want to justify the fight,
you will see that in religion
and in Christianity, Jesus says, I have come not to make peace but to put brother against the father again the son and mother against the doctor. Latest not miss guided by these things are junuh very clearly says to Arjuna Krishna says you fight but not with anger, you fight for justice. You fight to establish Dharma
you know going killing innocent people being a suicide bomber and creating terror around the world.
You be in the Dharma justice and that is exactly the knowledge of Gita. You be a warrior has to act. I'm not saying policemen should sit in the back when there is a problem happening. Policeman has to come up when there is a riot and he has to protect the people. He is doing his duty or Jenna was running away from his duty being a policeman, big army person he was not doing his duty the Krishna had to bring him to do his job. Please do not mistake that as advocating violence Krishna never said he said with your mind in me don't have
anger or hatred towards anybody, at least on server butanna might Coronavirus Why don't you look at that words. Don't hate anybody, any creature have compassion and friendliness for everybody. But you do your duty. I would request you all you know, please don't have prejudice against any religion. Otherwise, you know you go on giving me a question of that sort of prove how Arjuna is correct. Approve how Rama is divided decency, tobacco, all these things? You know it's a very deep
thesis you have to study a lot I cannot answer in one or two words. And this is not placed for debate it is not placed to divide it is to come together, honor each other, respect each other and that is what I will
Learn from the Gita. There are so many beautiful things in it. Okay, the next question for Dr. Zaki from the sisters I
slowly. My name is Asha Raza. And my question is Dr. Zack and acaricide. But before I ask my question, I would just like to say that I have experienced the breeding techniques of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji, and the experience it has given me in terms of the connection I have experienced with God and the communion, which I would have never understood in concept. So I'm very grateful for that.
Dr. zakian, I guess my question to you is, in my understanding of Islam, one of the most important aspects about the concept of God is that he is omnipresent. Does that not mean that God is present? In every atom, every molecule of this universe? I would like a clarification that
the sister has posed the question, according to her understanding. It says that God is omnipresent. That means he's present in every atom, every molecule, what are my comments?
I am a student of the Quran. I don't know of any verse in the Quran, which says that God is omnipresent.
Neither do I don't know of any say Hadith which says God is omnipresent.
But I know that a difference thinking
of the presence of all Nigella our beloved Prophet Muhammad Salah Sallam said, as far as this question is concerned, don't argue too much on it. But there was a lady who approached the Prophet and the Prophet wanted to test her belief, hurry, man, and he asked her, where is God? The lady pointed out, he's on top. The Prophet said, She's passed.
I know that the difference of understanding in different people but I don't know if any verse in the Quran or Hadith he says God is only present there is no name of Allah as omnipresent that I know of hope that's the question system.
The next question from the brother side for
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji, amo alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu My name is Sadiq boy, I'm a revert to Islam. If I should appropriately introduce myself for the glory of Allah tala. My previous name was
Bora Bora Jolla, tiara Shara prod Amitabha sutra, Chinese sutra, sama Satya, hey, Srinivasan Sharma and amamagna must be buku. The end of 2005 January, in the city of Chennai, Dr. Sakina had a very massive meeting, which by the Allah tala grace I was able to attend, that I was enlightened the truth of focus. And I was given a knowledge of who the true God is. I embraced Islam voluntarily wholeheartedly without any coercion, except now my
brother Now my question is you have to ask your question. I would request the mic volunteers can only see that the the speakers are learned. Yes, they know the subject directly. When asked your question rather giving the background? I assume both speakers know the background of whatever question is put forward to them. And don't use the microphone for putting forward a comment, please. That is my sincere request to all our audience. You all have been very cooperative patient, very well mannered. If the people who come on the question, Mike, if they follow this, I think it would add to the decorum of the program. Yes, brother, g actually, when Dr. Zack and I was just giving us
lecture, he told about Vishnu and he said that is a sustainer. When you stood up to give a one hour lecture, you said about Vishnu. And you said about the five elements which fills up the whole of the atmosphere, so on and so forth. Now coming to the point which no sahasranama says very clearly in Hinduism, through which you yourself can give me an explanation. So clumber ambit from saucy varname
presa Nevada nom de ser Victoria shantay, vicious Marana. mothra genma Hamza Ravana Nemo sadhana Martha's may wish to read or watch.
TV see why shumba hwacha So, the Manasa Shana Baba sarova Saga, I just stopped here. My question right now is, excuse me, brother, see what you're doing is giving a background and then putting forward a question please don't give a background directly asked what
Want to ask? We assume the speakers know the background? Yes, yeah, his mic can be switched on you have one and a half minutes, one minute to ask your question if you exceed that, we will stop Yes, you can have the mic switch Guruji please give me the essence of the basic few lines that I have heard from the witness.
If you can give me the clear essence, I am so confident right now, what this spot is is upon you is also not so far away at all. not totally unknown. Also on your follow cycle you
request the volunteers to kindly desist from allowing questioners to become little emotional, let them ask sensibly, maintaining the decorum kindly, don't allow our people to put forward comment they have to put the question it is not befitting the occasion, we have to learn it people and we they do deserve respect. If the person would ask a question like that I would request the volunteers to kindly move them at the back. You may If required, I would request them if they get carried away do carry them away. Thank you.
I have all compassion for this youth who is wrongly quoting was lost.
And he's thinking okay, Allah is going to give me his blessings, my dear, he has already blessed
he's very close to me. And he has given me sense to make understand for buttes like you who are bringing bad name to Islam you think you Only you only know the truth nobody else know the truth My dear child they respect and all these scriptures are very deep and I know what you're saying there is so much more
in the knowledge go deep into it don't scratch on the surface and you have scratched on the surface and okay you might have brought in some family with your Will you have converted to Islam it's fine. But dismissing something and taking something else simply shows shows your ignorance
shows not even knowledge. It shows how ignorant you are about the knowledge about the concept of God in Hinduism. So I would
tell you Vishnu Sasa Nam if you have to learn, it's a huge thing. Each word can bring one you can make big right big, big books on that. But both the purple Jaguar pundit the bionic boy is a pundit on certain books on yota jobs thalassa pedal a or up napco panda chant a die akshara Premium keep per day. So Pandit hoy,
come into the knowledge. And you would be of help you bring good name to the religion you're following. Rather than being fanatic and expect everybody to convert to what your faith or your belief system is. This is not acceptable. You cannot convert me in this lifetime because I've already convert from head to heart, and the many are needed to convert from head to heart. People have to sink into the heart into the love and experience of wisdom. Rather than just quoting and talking and talking and live in the head and create more and more problems in the society today. Let us all be dear human beings, dear lovely brothers and sisters who honor and respect and not
criticize each other. Okay. Thank you. So, the next question for Dr. Zaki.
mahama Hill, I am a medical technologist. Yes. My question is during the lecture series, Shri Ravi Shankar quoted a verse of VEDA saying that refer to God. I am one but entered in many. So how far you take it? If you don't take it, please narrate
the question. Then what are my comments on Shiva Shanker when he said that God is one and present in all, that's what you meant?
If what I understand what I heard from his talk, Quran says in Surah, chapter number 15.
And his research the chapter title was number nine, that Allah subhana wa Taala has blown his spirit, his knowledge and human beings. So the knowledge of Almighty God is present in all the human beings. So if we have to combine and consolidate come to common terms, what is mentioned in the Vedas and the Quran, as the Quran says that Allah subhanaw taala mighty God has put his knowledge that does not mean of a pantheistic form. It means that every human being has the knowledge of God in him. He may agree or disagree that's a different thing. But Almighty God has put the knowledge
The to one God in every human being hope the answer the question.
The next question from the ladies for Sorry, sorry,
Fatima, I'm doing my first year BDS from RJ DC college. My question is for Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji in Mahabharat. It's been said that Abhimanyu heard how to get into chakra view when he was inside the womb of his mother. But it's been proved by the science that fetus cannot hear inside the womb. What do you have to say about it?
this there are phenomenons The world is full of mysteries.
And we don't know I cannot I am not a lawyer for Abhimanyu.
So, if there is something good you need to take it if you think it is not possible, okay, believe that we may be in few years later, you may find it is possible.
Because test tube babies babies were considered it is not possible at some time. But Mahabharata time it is said that he had put the same embryo in so many parts.
And you know, in Puranas, and et horses, you have to learn it, take it with,
with what is in it.
You know, you have to take it with a different tune, because it's not a historic thing, everything in it, you have to understand in a different light.
So there are many scientific things in the Mahabharata and Puranas. We need a research so far we have not done scientific research much research into it. And today that need to be done. That's all I could say.
The next question from the ladies for Dr. Zaki.
I'm Amina and I'm a student. I would like to ask the question, that what is the concept of avatar in Hindu scriptures, and who is Kalki Avatar?
Before I replied to
the sister, I would like to say that I'm a medical doctor. And I would like to tell that a fetus can you're in the womb of the mother.
By the fifth month of pregnancy, the year opens up. And Quran also says in Surah insaan chapter number 76 was number two, that Allah has given you the sense of hearing and sight first comes hearing then come side. So the year starts in the 22nd day and the fifth month of pregnancy a person can hear. So that is the reason research is done. Therefore, it is said that when a pregnant woman is that she should not see too much volume movie it affects the fetus, so fetus can hear.
So I disagree with the sister earlier. As far as the question earlier is concerned that
what is the concept of alter and who is Kalki Avatar
avatar in Sanskrit come from the word out
and throw is coming down.
And the common meaning is of most of the common Hindus is the Almighty God coming in this world in bodily form. But there are some scholars who say that the Sanskrit word out there cannot be a position of God. It can mean that God Almighty has sent someone
like a Rishi, etc. And this is a similar concept in the Quran, that Almighty God chooses the man amongst men and communicates with them on a higher level who we call as messengers. So Islam believes in the concept of messengers, and Allah says in the Quran in Surah Fateha, Chapter 35, verse number 24, where amen Almighty Allah, Allah phenazine, there is not a nation or a tribe to whom we have not sent a foreigner. Allah says in Surah, Chapter 13, verse number seven, when he called the common heart and every age have we sent a messenger.
So if you read the Vedas, the Vedas also talk that Almighty God has and many learned people, many rashis and one of them is called Delta. It's mentioned in Bhagavata Purana. Kanda 12 a j to shlokas 80 to 20. that he'll be born in the house of Vishnu Yosh.
The chief of the city of Santa Barbara.
His name will be Kalki and Lord will incarnate. It further says he'll be given eight supernatural qualities. He will ride a white horse with a sword in his right hand and he will
destroy the screen. It further mentioned Mark was Khurana and one a day three shloka 25. That include when kings will be like robbers
when King will be like Robert
in the house of Vishnu Yosh. Kalki will be one. It's also mentioned Kalki prana chap number two was number four. His father's name is Vishnu Yosh
It's mentioned verse number five chapter number two of Kalki prana, that he will have full companions to help him in Kalki prana, chapter number two verse number seven. He will be helped by the angels in the battlefield. Keep around chapter number two verse number 11. He'll be born in the house of Vishnu Yosh in the womb of sumathi. keeper on chapter two verse number 15. He'll be born on 12 months of mother In brief, you can give a talk on that, in brief it says his father's named Vishnu Yosh that is the worshipper of God. The name of colossal father was Abdullah which also means worshipper of God, His mother's name will be sumati. That means serenity means peaceful, the
mother's name amasa Los Alamos Amina, which also means certainty and peaceful. He will be born in the village of some Bala sambala means a place of serenity and Macau is also called as dark Omen, a place of peace and serenity. It says he'll be born in the house of the chief of village of sambala vinnova masala Salam was born in the house of the chief of Makkah. He'll be born on the 12th month of model we know mama Salah Salam was born on the 12th of the Bible. It says he will be the undimmed Rishi, he will be the last Rishi we know mama Salah submission the Quran in surah chapter 30 verse number 40, Makana Muhammadan
rasul Allah what has been the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was the seal of the prophets the messenger it further says that he will get the revelation this person in a cave and migrate northward then come back we know what masala Salaam God, the first revelation in Jubilee nude in Gara Hara the mountain of light. Then you migrate to Medina northwards and came back it says he'll be given eight supernatural qualities the eight mentioned here is wisdom, self control, revealed knowledge, respectable lineage, valor, strength, utmost clarity and gratefulness and all of the weight for foreign and profit Tomasello Salaam. It further says that He will guide the whole of
humanity which is also mentioned the Quran in surah Saba Chapter 24 verse number 28. He was a messenger for the whole of humankind. It further says that he will be given the White House and we know masala Psalm was given the bedrock of the White House, he will carry the sword in the right hand, Mama Saracen took part in battles. All of them are most of them instead of defense, and even carried the sword in the right hand. It says it'd be helpful for companions talking about the 418 has a Abubakar has an Omaha this man has a tally. It says that he'll be helped by Dave TAs and we know masala Salah Moselle by angels in the Battle of other inshallah named Ron chapter three verse
123 25. And so the unfiled chapter eight verse number eight and nine. So all these prophecies point out to the last and final messenger Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him.
The next question first received Ravi Shankar Ji. From the
Jain section please, just for us
to become this to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji. Well, my role is on the antithetical ideologies in Hinduism, when in Islam, we've got the Quran and this is to check the authenticity of any belief or ideology. And even the priests and the humans in Islam follow them. But in Hinduism, we've got priests and the upper class upper sections of Hinduism, following practices, I mean, practicing such beliefs which are contradictory to the Vedas, you might say the Vedas, which, with which the beliefs and ideologies have to be found, whether they're compatible or contradictory, but then if the Vedas say it means meeting eating meat is permissible, you got the pre saying it is simple, the Vedas say,
God doesn't have any idle picture because of priests giving pictures using you know, so how does a common man you know, justify any ideology? I mean, how does the common Hindu feel proper, which is a follow on which is to be ignored? And if you say ignore the priests and follow the scriptures, but if the priests themselves are misled, then how is a common Hindu supposed to be led in a straight path? And if he for if he chooses to follow Hinduism?
That's a good question.
In the beginning itself, we have if you have heard this whole dialogue from the beginning, we have said,
the scriptures are there that people are not following the scriptures, both in Quran both in Islam and the Holy Quran, also people I'm following. That's why so many people are getting into different form of violence and all these things. Peace is not being spread by a few even few people, same way. A few priests may be doing wrong, but that is not the religion. But in the religion, it is very clear.
Vedas are the authority
and who punishes sada authority?
danta is the authority Yoga is a practical way to experience the divinity
and millions of people are following and they are benefiting
and this land is created so many saints Mira Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Guru Nanak Dev, Guru Gobind Singh ji name it that's why they breached the Vedas say in the very second verse of rigveda Rishi por wave Newton Iota Sadie vom
Nick puri bit reshimot Newton Iota.
There are receipts in the past and there will be issues in the future. And this universe is
infinite it goes on and on world goes on time to time. Some Bhavani UK, UK Krishna has a doll come in every age to correct the mistakes in the world.
In this sense, we have to see she met Bhagavad Gita you say read it. And another book I would recommend you all to read is Yoga vasishta
it's the most amazing scientific and deep knowledge that the planet has.
Today a world over are recognizing the importance of yoga vasishta The Book of yoga Tisch, we learn about the consciousness.
So it is necessary for everyone to take the knowledge, the cream of from everywhere, cream of knowledge from the Upanishads, from the Gita from the Vedanta, and live a life of love
and cooperation. Yeah, thank you. Next question for Dr. Zaki. My name is Vijay Kumar. I am a TV technician. My question to Zakir Naik is whether rebirth is there in Islam and few Muslims they say rebirth is there. And one more thing is what is the day of judgment?
People die immediately they have judgment is there
a question for the vj, that is rebirth there in Islam. And they have judgment if people die do they immediately go Day of Judgment?
As far as rebirth is concerned, Allah says in the Quran, that Allah meters then causes us to die, then made us come in this world, again requires us to die and again resurrect us. So there is something like life in this world will be again resurrected in the hereafter. So if you're talking about life after death, yes, we have life after death. But if you're talking about the system, similar to the Hindu philosophy or some scara we say that will be born and you'll die again and again you will born and again you will die known as the cycle of birth and rebirth or theory of reincarnation, then no, we come in this world once and once is sufficient. And if you analyze I
being a student of the VEDA
and the Hindu scripture
the philosophy of the samskaara is derived from the words of Bhagavad Gita.
Chapter number four, was number 22. It says that like a person who throws away the old clothes and puts on new clothes, similarly, the soul throws away the body and puts a new body. It's mentioned in Brad nankin Punisher chapter number four, part number four was number three, like a caterpillar walks up a grass of blade, and jumps to the next blade of grass. Similarly, the human soul throws away the body and goes to new body. But this philosophy is not according to my study.
It's not mentioned the way the the Vedas speaks about punar genom. And book number 10. him number 16 was number four and five Punar means next gentleman's life to nurture a next life. Yes. Like the Quran speaks about next life. But does it speak about death, life, death, life, death life, I don't know anywhere in the VEDA. So if you want as shisha Shanker said, with as the top, so if you want to consolidate the VEDA with the Bhagavad Gita, and Upanishads, then we have to agree fine, the body is there, the soul is dead, the body dies, then you come again in the next word, so that I totally agree. There is life after death, but not birth, that but that this philosophy of samsara was
propounded by the scholars because they could not understand how can some human being be born
deaf, some with congenital heart disease, some are born healthy, some with disease, some in a rich family, some in a poor family, so they came with the philosophy of karma about the deed
It should be led upon the Dharma. So depending upon your deeds,
how you do your deeds in next life if you do good deeds, you will be born in a higher level. If you do bad deeds, you will be born in a lower form. So we keep on changing either from animal from plant from human being, and the highest form is human being which we take seven times. So this Islam does not agree with and the Vedas piece about next life only, we believe becoming this world once and that is sufficient, what Islam says in Surah chapter six and verse number two, unless the Calico Mata Mata its Allah was given that and life to test which is good Indeed, Allah says in Surah Baqarah chapter number two was the 155 surely we will test you with hunger, with fear, with loss of
life, loss of goods, loss of wealth. So Allah What is this life is a test for the hereafter. As far as the philosophy How can people be born handicap some people rich family, some people poor family, Quran says in Surah chapter number eight, verse number 28, that Almighty God has given you wealth and your children as a test for you. This life is a test for the hereafter. So some people Almighty God makes them born rich family, some in a poor family. This is a test. Now, the person who has wealth Allah says every rich person who has a savings of more than the nisab level 85 grams of gold should give zakat. 2.5% every new year for the poor man yesterday, moussaka. So we think that a very
bad me a poor man, but for him in the test of xotic, 800 or 200, the rich man he may give proper Zakat may not give, if he gives 100% kalikimaka he gets 100 out of 100, he may give Zakat may get 50 marks may not give Zakat may get zero, the poor man gets full marks because
it's attached. Similarly Almighty God, there's some people with health.
Some children are born with congenital defects, not they have done some sin in the previous life. Because every child according to Islam is born sinless is Muslim. It is a test for the parents. If a person is born with a heart disease, that does not mean he has done some sin, if he's born poor, it's not sin, because the criteria good to Heaven is not you should have money or should have held it is maybe God is testing the parents. So in this way, we believe in air after regarding a question and judgment, Allah says in Surah imraan chapter three verse 185, cool enough since I get almost every thought shall have a taste of that, but the final recompense will be the day of judgment. If
you do a senior you may be partly punished may not be punished. The final punishment is a year after which even mentioned the way that's about swag about Naira. So if you do good deeds, you will go to swag will go to heaven, and the Day of Judgment, everyone if you die
all the human beings from day one, the last day will be resurrected together on the day of judgment and then God will be just everyone who deserves whatever action he has done he will get a reward if it's good, we're gonna punish my friends bad question.
We would now have the last two questions from the lady section one first recently Ravi Shankar de and after that for Dr. Zakir night. Before we conclude the formal program, Yes, sister for Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji.
My name is Luca Fatma and I'm a housewife. First of all, I'd like to thank Mr. czaka. For his vast knowledge, excuse me, put forward your question quickly. We are
we are very thankful to him. My question is today we talk about peace, love and tolerance to make this world a better place to live in a narrow sense to make our life easier, safe and comfortable. I want to ask respected Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is what is our first duty should it be towards humanity that is human being as a whole or towards the creator of the world human being and this universe Thank you.
One thing I would beg to differ, taking a link from the previous says we in India as Hindus we definitely believe in rebirth. And today world over psychologists are using regression as a therapy to cure people. People who don't even believe in rebirth are all experiencing because the mind consciousness is nothing but energy and intelligence and through the law of thermodynamics. The first law of thermodynamics there is no
even scientifically disproven that the consciousness continues. This will answer many child prejudice. Three four year old children they play violin they play Veena without even going to school. He I myself is a witness I could recite the whole Gita nobody taught me before. So these are all samskaara which are present in the mind before so we need to be open
to that discussion, that's why Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Hinduism, Taoism, shintoism all the religions do believe in rebirth and continuum of consciousness. Now coming to the duty of people, yes, it is very important, first and foremost,
we should spread peace and love. That is our first duty. And by that duty, we believe generosity janardhana saving, working for people is the worship of divinity of God. So chi COVID kailasa is the world that Botswana gave us here. And great Islamic scholars like Sharif Shishun, Allah Sharif all came here. They sang in praise of this philosophy and and they all were greatly benefited. So this principle of chi COVID kailasa help the people. And that is why you Jenna savy that janardhana say we are to worship the Divinity through service to humanity. Thank you very much. I know it's very late. And I know we'd have the last question for Dr. Zakat before we close down the form of it. My
name is maitre ironical I really appreciate it and like love so much when you said like I don't consider a person a Muslim, when he is not spreading peace, and I was clapping away to glory here. So but why is all over the world it's not only in India, friend ism, and like terrorism is related to Islam? And what are what are the leaders doing to avoid like to, like, you know, to get away with this bad name for Islam?
Sister is a very good question
that what are we doing noise Islam linked with the word terrorism etc. This is mainly because of the media. According to the Time Magazine, an article which came on the 16th of April 1979. It said that more than 60,000 books have been written against Islam in the span of 150 years, from 1800 to 19 150. Every day more than one book, and after 11 September, this has reached epidemic levels. People are quoting verses of the Quran out of context, that telling things of Islam it doesn't exist in Islam, and the most common verses of Surah Tauba chapter nine, verse number five, that wherever you find the cafe, you kill him. And if you open the Quran, chapter nine, verse number five, it does
say that wherever you find the cafe, kill him, it's out of context. The context is first few verses, it speaks about the peace treaty between the Muslims and the Muslims of Makkah. This peace treaty was unilaterally broken by the Muslims of Makkah. So by the time Almighty God reaches verse number five, he says, you put things straight in four months time, otherwise a declaration of war. And in the battlefield, Almighty God tells the Muslims that when their enemies when the cafe's when they come to attack you in the battlefield, don't get scared, fight, kill them, but natural any army general to boost up the morale will tell the soldiers to fight and kill, he will not let that be
killed. So this is out of context, and people that are unsure he was one of the staunchest critics in India of Islam. He writes the book The world of Fatima. And then after quoting sutopo, chapter nine, verse number five, he jumps towards number seven. You know why? Because what's the mystics said? The reply was the mystic says that if the cafe seeks asylum wants peace, don't just give it to him, escort him to a place of security. And every word for the Quran speaks about the last resort, where fighting has to be used as a last resort. It always says peace is better, if they say peace, give them peace, and I being a student of comparative religion, all the major regions of the world.
The Scriptures speak about fighting, but as a last resort, so that peace will prevail. And similarly, as Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was mentioning about Bhagavad Gita, it's advice of Shri Krishna given to Arjuna. In chapter number one, verse number 43, to 48.
Arjun says, he puts his arms on the battlefield on the ground and says, I would prefer being killed unarmed, rather than fight my cousins. Immediately, a few verses later, chapter number two of Bhagavad Gita verse number two and three, she Christian says, How could such impurities come in your mind? It will take you away from the heavenly planets, how could you become so important? He continues and says in Bhagavad Gita chapter towards the Matata one day 233, you are a Sharia, you are a warrior. It's your duty to fight.
Blessing those chatez who get a chance to fight. And if you read the Mahabharata, the Mahabharata is more verses of fighting than Quran. But the Hindu tells me that but it is truth against falsehood. I think that is what the Quran says. So we have no problem. We agree with it. Similarly,
You read in context, will realize that all the region as a last resort to let peace prevail. They do olive oil is the hashish. Shanker said that the duty of the warriors to fight that every country has a police force as a last resort to check the criminals for peace prevail, the police just use force against the criminal. That's what the Quran gives permission but people cannot have context and malign Islam. That is the reason people crave that Islamic terrorism. For more details, you can watch my video cassette, Jihad and terrorism in the right perspective helped answer the question we
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