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Why are Vedas Considered the Word of God?
Why should we accept the Shabda Praman (Vedas) to be true? The Vedas are directly the word of God revealed at the time of Creation. When you buy a motorcycle, you get an instruction manual explaining how to use it. Similarly, at the time of Creation, God gives us the Vedic scriptures for direction on how to behave in this world, which is like a complex machine.There are many facts which were stated in the Vedas since time immemorial, but which modem science has started discovering only recently. Some of them are:
Using a variety of complicated instruments, gynecologists have gradually come to know how the embryo grows during the period of pregnancy. But the Shrimad Bhagavatam, 3r Canto, 31st Chapter, gives a vivid description of the growth of the embryo in the mother's womb. If we compare the information given therein with the information given in a standard textbook such as the embryology section of Gray's Anatomy, there are striking similarities in the information obtained from the two sources.
The Vedas claim that there are living entities everywhere -even in fire. Modern science, however, presumed that no life could exist in fire. This presumption is, in fact, the basis for the process of sterilization. But recent advancements in the field of medicine have shown that microbes called 'fire bacteria' survive even in fire.
The Vedas state that cow dung, in spite of being the stool of an animal, is pure. It was only in 1940 that the antiseptic qualities of cow dung were discovered.
The Vedas state that plants have life. But till Jagadish Chandra Bose proved that plants have feelings, scientists believed that they were inanimate.
The Vedas also make accurate predictions of incarnations or great personalities who will appear in the future. Some of the personalities predicted along with the text in which they are predicted are given below:
Buddha (Shrimad Bhagavatam 1.3.24),
Chanakya (Shrimad Bhagavatam 12.1.11),
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (Mahabharata 127.92.75, Shrimad Bhagavatam 11.5.32)
Chandragupta and Emperor Ashoka (Shrimad Bhagavatam 12.1.12)
Jesus & Mohammed (Bhavishya Pur ana, Atharva Veda, Kanda 20, Shukta 127, 1-3)
If the Vedas are of mundane origin, how can they contain advanced scientific knowledge? How can they predict appearance of future personalities? Thus it can be understood that the Vedas are the word of God. They carry Absolute Knowledge. They are a very ancient body of knowledge coming down the ages from the dawn of creation. Unlike modern science, they never change with time.