CULT OF VIRGIN MARY AND VEDIC UNIVERSAL LAW
1. CULT OF VIRGIN MARY
(i) Holy Ghost impregnated Virgin Mary
The New Testament states that Jesus Christ’s mother Mary was a virgin. She was betrothed to Joseph. But before she lived with Joseph, she was impregnated by Holy Ghost. Her spouse Joseph was thinking of renouncing her secretly. But one night, God’s angel appeared before him in a dream saying, “Oh Joseph, the son of David ! do not hesitate to take your wife to your house, because she has conceived by Holy Ghost.”
Those who have implicit faith in Holy Book believe it undoubtedly, while those who are rationalist with scientific bent of mind will not believe that a virgin, being impregnated by Holy Ghost, gave birth to a child.
Charles Smith, the editor of ‘The Truth-Seeker’, opines about the doctrine of the Virgin Birth as under :
“The doctrine of the Virgin Birth brands every natural mother as impure.”Thomas Paine, the great thinker and one of the founders of the U.S.A., opines :
Count Tolstoy, the most famous Russian writer and thinker, opines candidly :
“What can be more absurd than that the mother of God was both a mother and a Virgin ?”38Thomas Jefferson, the third President of America, predicted about tile above Biblical passage as under :
Charles Smith, the editor of ‘The Truth-Seeker’, while referring to the afore-mentioned prediction of Thomas Jefferson, states :
“That day has come”.40(ii) Did Mary give birth to other children ?
Yes, the New Testament (Matthew 1/47) reveals that Mary gave birth to other children. Hence she was not a virgin. She was wife of Joseph. Now the question arises : Was Christ son of Joseph and Mary ? The Christians say that he was the Son of God, and that he died to appease the wrath of God. Thomas Paine opines in this connection as under :
(iii) Did Christ accept Mary as his mother ?
The New Testament states that when Mary along with her other sons, came to see Jesus, he did not receive her. He turned to his disciples and said, “Who is my mother? Who are my brothers ?” Here is the text :
Here some questions arise : When Mary was mother of Jesus Christ, why did she stand out ? Why did she wait out till one of the disciples informed Jesus Christ that his mother along with his brothers was standing out, desiring to speak to him ? Why did she not go inside to meet her son ? Why did Jesus Christ not come out to receive her and his brothers ? Why did he say to the disciples, ‘Who is my mother ?’ He should have come out immediately and touched the feet of his mother. Why did he not do so ? All this indicates that he recognised neither his mother nor his brothers. Let the Christian missionaries answer as to why Jesus Christ did not own and accept his holy mother and his beloved brothers.
(iv) Does Christ want his disciples to hate their parents ?
In Luke 14/26 (the New Testament), Jesus Christ wants his disciples to hate their father, mother, brothers, sisters, wife and children. He says :
There is also one positive verse in the New Testament, in which Jesus Christ admonished his disciples to ‘honour thy father and thy mother’ (Matthew 19/19). This precept given by Jesus Christ can be applied to Jesus himself. A man of common sense will surely question as to why Jesus Christ did not honour his mother, why he did not come out to receive his mother respectfully and why he said, “Who is my mother ?” Did he feel ashamed to call her as his mother, because she was impregnated not by her legitimate husband Joseph but by Holy Ghost ? The Christians feel proud to say that Christ’s mother, Virgin Mary, was impregnated by Holy Ghost; but Thomas Paine calls it debauchery ! He opines :
2. VEDIC UNIVERSAL LAW
There is no mention of ‘a virgin being impregnated by Holy Ghost’ anywhere in Holy Vedas. Vedas do not believe in the existence of ghosts, holy or unholy. According to Vedic religion it is unnatural. It is contrary to the basic law of nature, which is called universal law. According to law of nature a female conceives only when sperm of a male and ovum of a female are united in fallopian tube and grow in uterus.
Some gullible people, who lack power of reasoning may argue that it was an exceptional divine case where natural law did not apply. Holy Vedas admonish such superstitious gullible people that nature treats all equally and impartially. Nature’s law is irrevocable. The administration of the universe is continuously regulated since millions of years accurately and flawlessly on some basic principles and laws, which are called natural laws or universal laws or eternal laws. The natural laws are too perfect to be revoked and repealed. These are applied to all beings equally and impartially irrespective of caste, colour and creed. What is true for all men and women or nature as a whole, is true to an individual, whether high or low, divine or mundane. No one on the earth, however great power he or she possesses, can break the universal law, which is inexorable.
na mao dasaao naayaao- maihtvaa va`taM maImaaya yadhM QairYyao |
The following mantra of Rig Veda categorically illustrates that eternal laws (universal laws) of Almighty are irrevocable and inexorable.
ina Yasaad QaRtava`taao var]Na: pastyaa3svaa |
38 (i) Count Tolstoy : “What is Religion ?”
(ii) Brahm Datt Bharti : ‘Max Muller - A Lifelong Masquerade’, 1992, p. 218
39 (i) T.J. Randolph : ‘Memoir Cor. and Mis.’, vol. 4. p. 365
(ii) Charles Smith : ‘The Bible in the Balance’, reprinted by Hindu Writers’ Forum, New Delhi, p. 5
41 Thomas Paine : ‘The Age of Reason’, published by Watts and Co., London, 1796, p. 76
42 Thomas Paine : ‘The Age of Reason’, published by Watts and Co., London, 1796, pp. 85-86