Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Puranic Studies on Vedic Stories


The Vedas are the basic knowledge of the Indian philosophy. The name of Veda is derived from the word vidya: vid – knowledge and light, ya – this. The Vedas are the category of the sacred hindu literature – Shruti – “the heard”, which is considered not to be of human origin. The Vedas neede to be heard in a literal sense. That’s why through almost three thousand years they were transmitted by word from generation to generation by the priests-brahmans, who learned them by heart.

The word “purana” in Sanskrit means “ancient”. It is considered to be a unified code of legends, appeared in ancient times together with Vedas, but later however divided into eighteen canonical texts of the “Great Puranas” and eighteen supplementary upapuranas by the sage Vyasa who transmitted them to his student, Lomarshana Suta. Later on the name Suta was given to the griots of the Puranas, who performed them ritually during the religious ceremonies along with two eposes – Mahabharata and Ramayana. Together with these two eposes the puranas form the canon of the Vedic legendary called smriti in Sanskri.

MAHABHARATA
  1. WHO CARRIES SUN IN HIS HANDS? - Brahma carries Sun / answer wrong..brahma is a god.. But BRAHMM (THE  energy being everything is BRAHMM OR PARABRAHMM).
  2. WHO ARE HIS ASSISTANTS? - Gods are his assistants.
  3. WHO MAKES THE SUN SET? - Dharma makes the Sun set.
  4. WHERE IS THE BASE OF SUN? - Truth is the base of Sun
  5. HOW DOES A GOOD SROTRIYA(STUDENT WHO HEAR SECRET KNOWLEDGE) TAKES BIRTH? - Good srotriya takes birth by studying/ ANSWER not full-studying from perfect teacher
  6. HOW CAN WE REALIZE GREATNESS(MAHATH)? - We can realize Mahath making yajjnja/answer wrong- we can realize MAHATH,the BRAHMM,when we analyze the heard sounds by TAPAS.
  7. HOW CAN WE BECOME A SECOND BIRTH? - We can become a second birth being steadfast/ANSWER is by courage
  8. HOW CAN WE BECOME INTELLIGENT? - We can become intelligent respecting elders/answer is bit different-by respecting and helping old people
  9. WHAT IS DIVINITY FOR BRAHMINS? - Veda is divinity for brahmins/ answer=study of veda
  10. WHAT IS SADACHARA(GOOD CONDUCT) FOR BRAHMINS? - Tapas is good conduct for Brahmins
  11. WHAT IS HUMANISM FOR BRAHMINS? - Mortality is humanism for brahmins/answer= cycle of birth and death
  12. WHAT IS ADHARMA OF BRAHMINS? - Evil words is adharma for Brahmins
  13. WHAT IS DIVINITY FOR KSHATRIYAS? - Weapon and arrows is divinity for kshartiyas/ answer= knowledge of using weapons
  14. WHAT IS GOOD CONDUCT FOR KSHATRIYAS? - Yajjnja is a good conduct for kshartiyas
  15. WHAT IS HUMANISM OF KSHATHRIYAAS? - Fear is humanism of kshartiyas
  16. WHAT IS BAD DHARMA OF KSHATHRIYAAS? - Apostasy is bad dharma for kshartiyas/answer= rejecting those people came to him for protection
  17. WHAT IS THE MUSIC (SAMA MANTHRA) OF YAJJNJA? - Prana is sama manthra of yajjnja/ = breathe
  18. WHAT IS THE YAJURVEDA OF YAJJNJA? - Manas is yajurveda of yajjnja/manas=mind
  19. WHAT IS RECIEVED BY YAJJNJA? - Words are received by yajjnja/ = yes..words are called rig veda
  20. WHAT IS UNAVOIDABLE FOR YAJJNJA? - Words are unavoidable for yajjnja/answer wrong- rig,yajus and sama=words,action without selfishness and love/)
  21. WHAT IS BEST IN FARMING? - Rain is best in farming
  22. WHAT IS BEST IN CROPS? - Seed is best if crops
  23. WHAT IS BEST FOR CUSHY AND HAPPY LIFE? - Cow is best for cuchy and happy life
  24. WHAT IS BEST AND PERFECT IN GENERATION ? - Son is best and perfect in generation
  25. WHY DOES PEOPLE SAY ABOUT THE MAN WHO LIVES IN MATERIAL PLEASURES,CLEVER,RESPECTED BY THE WORLD,AND EVEN IF HE BREATH AIR..AS A DEAD PERSON? -He doesn't give donations for Gods, guests, servants, dead ancestry and Atman/answer is excellent,stepanida// yes
  26. WHAT IS MORE HEAVIER THAN EARTH? - Mother is heavier than Earth
  27. WHAT IS MORE HIGHER THAN SKY? - Father is more higher than sky
  28. WHAT IS MORE FASTER THAN WIND? - Manas is more faster than wind(mind)
  29. WHAT IS MORE NEUMOROUS THAN GRASS? - Thoughts are more neumorous than grass.
  30. WHO DOESENT CLOSE EYES WHILE IN SLEEP? - Fish sleeps with eyes opened
  31. WHO DOESENT MOVE AFTER BIRTH? - Egg doe snot move after birth
  32. WHO DOES NOT HAVE A HEART? - Stone does not have a heart
  33. WHAT BECOMES MORE IN MOVEMENT? - Water becomes more in movement/ answer= river
  34. WHO IS RELATIVE FOR A NON RESIDENTIAL? - Companion is relative for a non residential
  35. WHO IS FRIEND FOR A GARHASTHYASRAMI(RESIDENTIAL)? - Wife is friend for a garhasthyasrami
  36. WHO IS FRIEND OF A SICK PATIENT? - Doctor is friend for a sick patient
  37. WHO IS THE FRIEND OF A DYING PERSON? - Liberality is friend of a dying person/answer= donation or daanam
  38. WHO IS THE GUEST FOR ALL LIVING BEINGS? - Fire is the guest for all living beings
  39. WHAT IS SANATANA DHARMA(ETERNAL TRUTH)? - The indestructible religion is sanatana dharma/answer=eternal truth is door to liberation/moksha
  40. WHAT IS AMRUTH(MEDICINE OF ETERNITY)? - Cow's milk is amruth
  41. WHAT IS AROUND THIS WORLD? - Ether is around this world/answer is void(i am not sure that ether and void carries same meaning)
  42. WHO IS THE LONELY WANDERER? - Sun is the lonely wanderer
  43. WHO TAKES BIRTH AGAIN AFTER BIRTH? - Moon takes birth again after birth
  44. WHAT IS GREAT MEDICINE FOR HEAVY SNOW? - Fire is a great medicine for heavy snow
  45. WHAT IS MORE NECESSARY FOR CROPS? - Earth is more necessary for crops
  46. WHAT IS THE COMMON BASE FOR..DHARMA,(TRUTH) YASASS(GOOD FAME),SWARGA(HEAVEN), AND SUKHA(HAPPINESS)?? - Ability is the common base for dharma, donation is the common base for good fame, truth is a guide to Heaven and virtue is the common base of sukha
  47. WHAT IS THE ATMA OF MAN? - Son is the atma of man
  48. WHO IS THE FRIEND OF MAN? - Wife is the friend of man
  49. WHAT IS HIS SOURCE OF LIFE? - Parjanya is his source of life/answer =clouds with rain(remember global warming)
  50. WHAT IS HIS ACTION? - Donation is his action
  51. WHAT IS THE BEST CEREL CROP? - Wisdom is the best cereal crop/answer is dakshata=wisdom of giving
  52. WHAT IS THE BEST WEALTH? - Knowledge is the best wealth
  53. WHAT IS THE BEST PROFIT? - Health is the best profit
  54. WHAT IS THE BEST HAPPINESS? - Contentment is the best happiness
  55. WHAT IS ULTIMATE DHARMA? - Kind-heartedness is ultimate dharma(AHIMSA)
  56. WHAT IS MOST FRUITFULL DHARMA? - Dharma of 3 Veda is most truthful dharma(Aa..u..m=AUM...)PRANAVA MANTHRA
  57. WHAT SHOULD BE CONQURED TO REMOVE SADNESS? - Humility of manas should be conquired/ANSWER=CONTROLLING OF MANAS
  58. WHAT IS THE AGREMENT WHICH ETERNAL? - Union with pious is the eternal agreement
  59. WHICH RENOUNCIATION MAKES US MORE LOVABLE? - Renunciation of pride makes us more lovable/ANSWER=RENOUNCING EGO OF BODY
  60. WHICH RENOUNCIATION MAKES US ERADICATE SADNESS?- Renunciation of anger makes us eradicate sadness
  61. WHICH RENOUNCIATION MAKES US WEALTHIER? - Renunciation of passion makes us wealthier
  62. WHICH RENOUNCIATION BRINGS HAPPINESS? -Renunciation of desire brings happiness/ANSWER =LOBHA=STINCHINESS.
  63. WHAT FOR IS DONATION TO BRAHMINS? - Donation to brahmins is for the sake of religion/ ANSWER IS DHARMA
  64. WHAT FOR IS DONATION FOR ARTISTS AND DANCERS? - Donation for artists and dancers is for achieving fame
  65. WHAT FOR IS DONATION FOR SERVANTS? - Donation for servants is for their nurture/ANSWER IS=FOR CONTROLLING THEM OR RULING THEM
  66. WHAT FOR IS DONATION FOR KINGS ? - Donation for kings is for being our of fear/ANSWER IS FEAR
  67. WHAT COVERS THIS WORLD? - Ignorance covers this world
  68. WHAT ENLIGHTENS THIS WORLD? - Good qualities enlighten this world/ANSWER IS INTELLIGENCE
  69. HOW DO WE LOSE LOVED ONES ?- We lose loved ones because of our greed/ ANSWER LOBHA= ATTACHMENT TO MATERIAL NATURE
  70. HOW DO WE LOSE SWARGA(HEAVEN)? - We loose swarga because of our attachment/YES...AND THIS ATTACHMENT IS CALLED SANGA
  71. WHEN DO MAN DIE? - The man dies when he is poor(PSYCHOLOGICAL POVERTY)
  72. WHEN DOES A NATION DIE? - Nation dies when it has no king/NO.ANSWER IS WHEN ANARCHY RULES IN A NATION
  73. WHEN DOES THE RITUAL FOR DEAD SOULS(SRAADHA) DIE? - The ritual for dead souls dies without expert in Veda
  74. HOW DOES A YAJJNJA(HOLY SACRIFICE) DIE? - Yajjnja dies without donations( YAJJNJA WITHOUT DAKSHINA TO GURU)
  75. WHAT IS 8 DIRECTIONS(DIKPALAKAS)? - North, northeast, east, southeast, south, southwest, west, northwest are 8 directions/ANSWER IS SAJJANA = GOOD PEOPLE
  76. WHERE IS NORTH?(UDAKA) WHICH RECIEVES ATMA? - Space receives Atma
  77. WHAT IS FOOD(ANNAM)? - Sense-objects are annam/ANSWER IS PASHU=THE COW WHO EATS GRASS..VEG AND NON VEG
  78. WHAT IS POISON? - Desire is poison/ANSWER IS BEGGING
  79. WHAT IS TIME OF SRAADHAM(RITUAL FOR DEAD PARENTS MOKSHA)? - Brahmana WHO IS EXPERT IN VEDA OR SPIRITUALITY is a proper time for Sraadham
  80. WHAT IS SYMBOL OF AUSTERITY(TAPAS)? - The symbol of tapas is being alert in religion/ANSWER=SWADHARMA=TO FOLLOW ONES OWN DUTY
  81. WHAT IS SYMBOL OF SELF CONTROL?(DAMAM) - The symbol of damam is subjugation/ANSWER IS CONTROL ON MIND
  82. WHAT IS SYMBOL OF ETERNAL PATIENCE ?(KSHAMA) - The symbol of kshama is bearing heat and cold/ANSWER IS BEARING OF DUALITIES OF LIFE
  83. WHAT IS SYMPTOM OF HREE( CREATIVE POWER)? - The symptom of hree is keeping yourself away from work which is not worth doing
  84. WHO IS THE ENEMY,WHO CANNOT BE EASILY CONQURED? - Anger is the enemy who cannot be easily conquered
  85. WHAT IS THE ETERNAL SICKNESS? - Greed is the eternal sickness
  86. WHO IS A SADHU( PURE SOUL OR SWAMY OR SANNYASI) - The one who is concerned with the welfare of all being is swamy or Sannyasi
  87. WHO IS ASAADHU(USELESS)? - Cruel person is asaadhu(THE MERCILESS)
  88. WHAT IS MOHA?(ILLUSION) - Fanaticism is moha ANSWER IS CORRUPTION IN DUTY OR DHARMA
  89. WHAT IS MAANA?(POSITIVE SHAME OR GOOD EGO) - Consciousness of one's being himself an actor in life is maana/ANSWER=AATMAABHIMAN= EGO OF SELF
  90. WHAT IS LAZINESS(AALASSYA)? - Not discharging one's duties is aalassya/ANSWER=AVOIDING ONES OWN DUTIES
  91. WHAT IS SHOKA?( SADNESS) - Ignorance is Shoka
  92. WHAT IS THE TEACHINGS OF RISHIS ON STABILITY(STHAIRYA)? - Steadiness consists in one's staying in one's own religion, and true patience consists in the subjugation of the senses/ANSWER IS RIGHT EXCEPT RELEGION--ONESOWN STEADINESS IN HIS OWN DUTY OR SWADHARMA IS ANSWER
  93. WHAT IS DHAIRRYA(COURAGE)? - Control over the senses is dhairrya/ANSWER = CONTROL OVER EMOTIONS
  94. WHAT IS THE REAL SNAAN(HOLY BATH IN HOLY WATER? - Cleaning the mind from its dirt is real Snaan
  95. WHAT IS REAL DAANAM(DONATION)? - Protecting all living beings is charity/YES..CHARITY IS APT WORD FOR DONATION IN THIS SENSE
  96. WHO IS PANDDHIT(SCHOLAR)? - The one who knows his duties is panddhit/NOT ONLY HIS..BUT ALSO THE DHARMA OF EVERYBODY
  97. WHO IS ATHEIST(NAASTHIKA)? - The one who is ignorant is atheist
  98. WHO IS DEVIL(MOORKHA)? - FoolISH ATHEIST is devil
  99. WHAT IS KAAMA?(DESIRE) - The wish to posess the objects is kaama/ANSWER=THE ACTIONS WHICH CREATES WORLDLY IS KAAMA
  100. WHAT IS COMPETETION(MAALTSARYA)? - Unnecessary turmoil of manas is maaltsaryaANSW=/THE INNER BURNING OR URGE (AUSTERITY OR TAPAS)IS COMPETITION
  101. WHAT IS NEGATIVE EGO(AHANKAAR)? - The setting up of a religious standard is ahankaar/ANSW=THE ILLUSION ON METERIAL OBJECT IS EGO
  102. WHAT IS SELF PRIDE?(DAMBHAM) - Stolid ignorance is self pride/AMSW=THE MASK OF RIGHTEOUS(DHARMI) IS PRIDE
  103. WHO IS FINAL GOD ?(PARA BRAHMM) - The fruit of our gifts is Parabrahmm/ANSW=THE RESULT OF CHARITY
  104. WHAT IS FINAL DIRT? - Speaking ill of others is final dirt/
  105. DHARMA,ARTHA, KAAMA ARE ETERNAL ENEMIES.HOW COULD THESE ETERNAL DUALITIES JOIN TOGETHER? - When a wife and virtue agree with each other, then all the three you have mentioned may exist together./ANSW- WHEN YOU MAKE AGREEMENT BETWEEN DHARMA AND HERSELF
  106. WHO GETS THE ETERNAL HELL? - The one who summons Brahmana(POOR SAINT) promising to make him a gift and then tells him that he has nothing to give, goes to everlasting hell. He also must go to everlasting hell, who imputes falsehood toVEDA,PHILOSOPHICAL SCIENCE, BRAHMINS,GODS,PITRUS(DEAD PARENTS)DHARMA, He also goes to everlasting hell who though in possession of wealth, never gives away nor enjoys himself from avarice, saying, he has none.
  107. OH KING DHARMAPUTHRA..WHICH OUT OF CLAN(KULA) VRUTHI(ACTION OR KARMA),SWAADHYAAM(SELF STUDY) SRUTHAM( GENETICALLY EARNED KNOWLEDGE), GIVES DEEP BRAHMMATVAM(HIGH CONCIOUS BEING)? - It is neither birth, nor study, nor learning, that is the cause of Brahmanahood, without doubt, it is behaviour that constitutes it. One's behaviour should always be well-guarded, especially by a Brahmana. He who maintains his conduct unimpaired, is never impaired himself. Professors and pupils, in fact, all who study the scriptures, if addicted to wicked habits, are to be regarded as illiterate wretches. He only is learned who performs his religious duties. He even that has studied the four Veda is to be regarded as a wicked wretch scarcely distinguishable from a Sudra (if his conduct be not correct). He only who performs the Agnihotra and has his senses under control, is called a Brahmana!
  108. WHAT IS PRESENTATION FOR THE ONE WHO TALKS GOOD? - The one who talks good words becomes agreeable to all
  109. WHAT IS REWARD FOR THE ONE WHO ACTS CAREFULLY? - The one who acts carefully obtains whatever he seeks
  110. WHAT IS RESULT FOR THE ONE WHO HAVE MANY DIFFERENT KIND OF FRIENDSHIPS? - The one who has many friends live happily
  111. WHAT IS PRESENTATION FOR A DHAARMIC MAN?(DUTIFULL MAN) - Happy state in the highest worlds is a presentation for a Dhaarmic Man
  112. WHO IS THE ONE WITH MODAM( VERY HAPPY)? - The one who cooks in his own house, on the fifth or the sixth part of the day, with scanty vegetables, but who is not in debt and who stirs not from home, is very happy/ANSW=THE ONE WHO IS HAPPY IN MAKING A FEAST WITH A SMALL VEGITABLE SALAD ONCE IN A WEEK IN HIS HOME,THE ONW WHO DONT HAVE DEBTS,AND THE ONE WHO NEVER GOES AROUND BEGGING
  113. WHAT IS MOST WONDERFULL? - Day after day countless creatures are going to the abode of Yama, yet those that remain behind believe themselves to be immortal. THE STRUGGLE OF LIVING BEINGS TO EXISTIS THE WONDER
  114. WHAT IS THE WAY? - Argument leads to no certain conclusion, the Srutis are different from one another; there is not even one Rishi whose opinion can be accepted by all; the truth about religion and duty is hid in caves: therefore, that alone is the path along which the great have trod ANSW=/THE ROAD OF THE GREAT SOULS IS THE WAY.
  115. WHAT IS GREAT NEWS? - This world full of ignorance is like a pan. The sun is fire, the days and nights are fuel. The months and the seasons constitute the wooden ladle. Time is the cook that is cooking all creatures in that pan.
  116. WHO IS PURUSHA-ETERNAL MAN? - The report of one's good action reaches heaven and spreads over the earth. As long as that report lasts, so long a person is called purusha
  117. WHO IS MOST BLESSED? - The one who has no duality between happiness and sorrow, joy and trouble, past and future is more blessed.


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