For the first time in history on July 13 2007, the United States Senate began its day with the universal Vedic prayer, read from the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad of the Hindu Vedas..
Asato Ma Sathgamaya
Tamaso Ma Jyothirgamaya
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Heem..
Lead Us from Unreal to the real
Lead us from Darkness to Light
Lead us from Death to Immortality
Peace, Peace, Peace be unto all…
There was no invocation of any specific God or religion here.. It were wonderful lines of a prayer which any religious person of any religion could use.. And see what the fundamental Chrisitians did from the visitor’s gallery! Just see how they scream.. Does the existence of God (in one particular name) has to be proved by screaming like this? Does any Hindu go to a church and disrupt a Chrisitian’s prayers? That is the last thing any Hindu would do..
Hindu Vedas have no problem with any religions.. They say “Ekam Sath, Vipro Bahuda Vadanthi.. which means “God is one, learned scholars call him in different names”
So Hinduism in its root has no issues with other religions or faith.. because God is one and the same, no matter whether you call him Allah, Christ, Brahma or with any other name…
Wish those people had understood this before doing such silly things and bringing disgrace to one of the most tolerant countries on the planet like USA..
Read the news report here..
Below is a video where one can see how the sanskrit vedic hymns are chanted in the Hindu temples.. This specific chant in the Video is about Mother Goddess and is called Durga Sooktam.. Very few people know that unlike other religions, in Hinduism the most powerful God is a female .. not a male.. she is the mother of the trinity of creation, maintenance and destruction !