The mystic equation of Nature=God

The Equation

Nature=God or God=Nature

This is a mystic equation from the ancient Indian vedic culture. Which is why you find 33 crore Gods in Hinduism which is based on the ancient vedic culture of India. When it says nature is God, every form of nature, every part of the universe becomes God.

All animals, trees, sun, rain, water, thunder, forests, rocks, mountains, land, sky, stars, moon, you name it and you will have an equivalent God for it in the vedic culture.

The Reason

Unlike other cults/religions, the Nature=God is not like a fanatic belief which says that go and kill others who don’t believe that nature is God. Instead, it is like a seed of thought that a mother puts into her small kid saying, don’t go out in the dark, daemon will take you away. The mother says that to the kid not because there is a real daemon out there, she is not really sure about it, but instead, she tells it so that the kid does not do something silly and hurt itself!

Let me explain how Nature=God achieves this.

Vedic culture is all about progress and development which is why you find so many scientific lectures, facts, analysis etc in the vedic texts. Vedic Mathematics, aspects of astronomy and cosmology, ayurveda, details about engineering, etc are found in these ancient vedic texts, and the later treatises written on them.

At the same time by equating God with Nature, and by constantly reminding humans that it is wrong to go against nature, the vedic texts put a sense of responsibility in the psychology of human race (like how a mother puts into a child’s mind), and this unconscious awareness in the human mind about having to preserve nature, always ensures that any technology that comes out of the scientific knowledge of human race is NOT against nature! So the researchers constantly do research to find out only that technology which does not harm nature and at the same time also benefits humans!

And this marvelous combination if had been practiced by the entire world, would have ensured that there would have been no pollution, natural destruction, extinction of species, etc today. Unfortunately rest of the world is not India, and a larger part of urban India also today has been influenced by the materialistic west, which has resulted in a view which looks at nature as a wealth waiting to be exploited and looted.

Vedic approach to scientific investigation and technological innovation would always lead to a nature friendly technology, because science is natural, while technology is man made.

If in an ideal scenario, if the world had followed the vedic path for technology, there would have been no need to first invent the polluting technologies, then suffer the pollution, then try to invent non polluting technologies for the same, etc

Hope the world turns back to the vedic world view of Taru Devo Bhava, meaning tree is God, or when taken in the actual context, meaning Do no harm to nature.

  • http://none Arun

    True:

    I agree with you about the “”Number of Gods”", but I think they are still replicating themselves.
    I meet many of them directly.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Fun:

    I think google must knows the addresses of all gods.

    if u wants to remove Fun part, delete it.

    Thanks
    Arun

  • Gururaj

    hmm nice thought. is there any vedic invention or use of technology that illustrates the theory ie use technology in such a way so as not to harm nature but yet benefit the humans?

  • http://www.hitxp.com/ Gurudev

    yes definitely valid
    because being inaccessible does not mean non-existing..
    it only means betters methods should be attempted to try to gain access..
    which is what the ancient seers used to do..
    access god by attempting to move beyond their own definitive and formful nature…
    the access resulting in merger, called mukti or salvation..
    samaha samena shanti :)

  • http://gosay.org gosay

    “”If im zero, you are infinity,
    If you are infinity, im zero.”"
    Either ways both the terms are in accessible, so when god undefinable/formless, is the question still valid?

  • http://www.hitxp.com/ Gurudev

    spelling mistake, adjust a bit Kaushik!

    vipra,viprA,wipra,wipraa etc which is why I dont like english.. because of the concept of spellings..
    Indian languages are the best, we write what we speak :)

  • http://trivia.blogdrive.com Kaushik

    i think it is “”ekam sath vipraah bahudhaa vadhanti”", as vipra means wise and vipraah is plural form of it. how is vipro justified?

  • http://www.hitxp.com/ Gurudev

    Yes you are right Oemar, that is what Rig Veda says about the concept of God.
    Ekam Sath Vipro Bahuda Vadanthi – meaning God is one, learned scholars call God with different names. Which is also why vedic texts have no objection to calling God as Christ or Buddha or Allah or Vishnu or with any other name…

    The basic idea of God in Vedas is as the universal soul, the universe itself, and for those who cant understand this universal energy, any and every form of universe can also be considered to be God. The concept of Shruthi and Smriti comes here.

    Which is why vedic texts say:
    Taru Devo Bhava – Greenery is God
    Athithi Devo Bhava – Guest is God
    Matr Devo Bhava – Mother is God
    Pitr Devo Bhava – Father is God
    Gurudevo Bhava – Teacher is God
    Aham Brahmasmi – I am God
    etc

    So one can use any form of nature to represent entire nature, and worship it to be God! In fact it even allows for atheism, with the concept of Shruti and Smriti.

    The idea of salvation in Vedic texts is the realization of the existence of the universal soul. It says there exists a universal soul and that we are a part of this universal soul i.e universe, just like a cell in a human body is a part of the larger structure called human being. A person who realizes and understands this unity, will get united with the universal soul and attain salvation after death, and for such a person there is no need to perform any rites after deaths is what the vedas say.

    The explanation of this universal soul is quite mysterious, not as a God with feelings, emotions, etc but as a scientific energy that is powering this multiverse! Yes, not universe, but a multiverse, Brahma who represents creation/universe in vedas is said to have death, who usually lives for 100 years of Brahma! It is said that thousands of such brahmas have passed away! I used this Brahma day calculation to see what vedas say about the age of the universe.

    I think all these explanations in terms of God etc have really to do with our decrypting of their real meaning, than to take it as a straight forward God’s description. The hymns actually look like they are trying to explain something more about science and technology in terms of stories like these. Else there was no need to have mathematical numbers, detailed descriptions, etc in these texts.

    See http://hitxp.wordpress.com/2007/05/01/what-vedas-say-about-the-age-of-the-universe/

    Also see this
    http://hitxp.wordpress.com/2007/05/28/speed-of-light-explained-in-rigveda/

  • http://oemar.wordpress.com/ oemar

    hmmm… being one with the nature. But as for Nature=God (or vice versa) equation in Vedas, I do remember reading in Rig Veda (I think) – “”Ekam Sad Vipra Bahudha Vadanti”" – To What Is One The Sages Give Many A Name…

    @Bachodi
    Your Sanskrit is way better than mine, please make sure my above translation is correct.

  • http://www.hitxp.com/ Gurudev

    Not that way Bachodi..
    Equating nature with God is not that you say that God is some kind of intelligent life form that created the world…

    It is like how one in India bows to the feet of his mother, or to one’s teacher, out of respect, with a sense of gratitude..

    We exist because of this nature, so there is nothing wrong in bowing to the nature as God, a God whom we can see and feel! A God who has granted you everything you need and much more than that!

    There is a difference between worshiping a creator God and appreciating and respecting the creation itself as God! It is just thanking this beautiful nature for what it is, and at the same time ensuring that we preserve and protect it, ensuring its continuance..

    In a nutshell, giving the tag of God to nature in the vedic ages was like how we have IPC 304 today in the Indian law.
    IPC 304 says that it is illegal to lethally harm a person and it is this law that prevents a large amount of crime..

    Similary it is the tag of God to the nature that prevents a lot of people including those tribals and the believers in vedic texts, from doing any harm to the nature!!

  • http://bachodi.wordpress.com/ bachodi

    No way dude..
    Why do we need to equate at all ? Nature is reality and God is an imagination