Misconceptions about the Vedas (and Hinduism)

I'll be direct as always.

Misconception: Idols are a form of God and should be prayed.
Truth: It is forbidden to pray idols or even portray God as being in a form. Proof? Yajur Veda XL,9: "They are enveloped in darkness, in other words, are steeped in ignorance and sunk in the greatest depths of misery who worship the uncreated, eternal prakriti - the material cause of the world - in place of the All-pervading God, but those who worship visible things born of the prakriti (material), such as the Earth, trees, bodies (human and the like) in place of God are enveloped in still greater darkness in other words, they are extremely foolish, fall into an awful hell of pain and sorrow, and suffer terribly for a long time."
Yajur Veda XXXII,3.: "The Formless Supreme Spirit that pervades the universe can have no material representation, likeness or image."

Misconception: Meat, intoxicating drinks are acceptable as food.
Truth: Manu, 2, 177: "They should abstain from flesh diet and intoxicants"





To be continued...

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  1. Hello.
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  2. Euh this is not clear. Vedas forms part of Hinduism. what you meant to say was between orthodox beliefs and Vedas?
    Be more explicit in this topic please :S

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    1. What orthodox beliefs dear?
      Vedas do not form part of Hinduism. If you've came across the satyarth prakash or any of the 23 books you'll find none of them has the word hindu. Hindu name is only a name given to people who lived in a region of the world formerly known as Sindu.

      Hinduism has taken a lot from the 4 books of Ved, mixing concepts with moral stories. This is a reason why I wrote Vedas (and Hinduism) as title as some people view the ved as a part of hinduism.

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