Saint Ved Vyas relating the Bhagwatam to Shukdeo (3100 B.C.)

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(45) The West was bereft of the true knowledge of God.

       There were two main reasons why the scientists did not put their faith in God. The first reason was their own religious background. The religion of the Bible, which is commonly followed in the West, does not describe any philosophy of evolution or the exact procedure of the creation of the universe except that God created the heaven and the earth. So, it is no good for scientific purposes. Also the description of God in the Bible is not the description of the true loving God in His Divine personal form. It is the description of a dogmatic spirit God, whose wrathfulness is frequently described in the Bible, especially in the OT. This is the reason that the western scientists do not find any feeling of consolence from the word God, and thus, they turn away from the talk of God.

The second reason was that the ‘true knowledge of God’ which was given by God Himself to the Saints of Bharatvarsh (India) was abused and suppressed by the English people to such an extent that the people of the world could not be benefited with the knowledge of such a Divine God Who is extremely kind and loving and Who is the eternal friend of all the souls. Thus, on one side, the western scientists received an unagreeable image of God from their own popular religion, and, on the other side, they were kept bereft of the true knowledge of the Gracious God Whose Divine glory glorified the tenets of all the Hindu scriptures.

The last three centuries were most important in the history of the world when the science of physics, cosmology and almost all other sciences developed. This was the time when the world really needed the scientific treasures of the Hindu scriptures along with the loving Grace of God. But it couldn’t happen for the reasons described earlier.

The western world knew only mythologies.

Before 2,000 years, when the world had a fair amount of population, the communication between the countries was extremely poor. There were only some trade connections between them. Even up to 200 years ago the communication system was very poor. The newspaper industry started in the early 19th century and national telephone communication systems started developing only at the end of the 19th century when the Bell telephone company spread its services to most of the major cities of the USA.

It has been explained earlier how the mythologies developed in the West through the trade connections, and, on that basis, how the religions of the world were formed. Thus, from the very beginning, the western civilization knew only the mythologies and the mythological religions of their country. Because of the lack of communication they could not receive the Divine truth of the Hindu scriptures which was in great detail; and when the communication systems developed, at that time the British were ruling India.

In this situation, when the people of the world know only mythological God and the dogmatic descriptions of their religious books, it takes time and patience to understand the true reality of the supreme Divine God, His Divine abode, His Divine forms, His Divine Saints and Their Divine actions which are described in the scriptures like the Upnishads, the Puranas, the Gita and the Brahm Sutra etc.

Had the world learned the real truth of Hindu scriptures which is Graciously gifted by God Himself for the good of humankind, there would have been real and true ‘God consciousness’ in the world. The crime rate and the political exploitations in the world would have been much less than they are at present, and the scientific researches and the developments that are related to the evolution or creation of the cosmos (or any part of it) would have been going in the right direction instead of going on in the wrong direction; because Hindu scriptures give the true guideline of the creation of the universe, creation of our earth planet and the sun, development of life on the earth planet, and the karmic and devotional destiny of the human beings.



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