38-Karm in Ved
Ved are classified into Karm Kaand, Upaasanaa Kaand and Gyaan Kaand, which
is a proof that Ved advocate Karm. As long as one is associated with this
body and ego as oneself (means he is alive), Karm is inevitable and has to
adhere to a code if it has to benefit both the doer and the society. Since
we cannot be judges, as we do not know what is beneficial for the society
and for us too (otherwise ideally everyone should be in the state of bliss
without fight animosity etc), Ved direct us in this regard. In fact what is
known by Pratyaksh or Anumaan (types of
no text is required, but what is not knowable by Pratyaksh and Anumaan is
shown by Ved.
It is wrong to conclude that Ved do not advocate for Karm as essential. Although
Karm itself is not Gyaan nor it is a direct way to obtain Gyaan, but surely Karm
is the initial step towards Gyaan. Ved gives the procedures to follow in order
to achieve different wishes right from getting a son, or rain to even small things.
Karm Kaand in Ved consists of more or less 70% of all Vaidik texts.
When it comes to divisions of Karm, Bhautik Shaastreeya (Physical) analysis
of Yajur Ved Rudra Mantra gives 71,280, million Karm, and due to these huge
number of Karm, we see a huge number of Shiv Gan also. Thus all the soldiers
(18 Akshauhinee army) killed in Mahaabhaarat war were equivalent to the number
of Shiv Gan. After multiplying, these Karm give 64,152 Crores Karm. Thus these
many Jeev Bhed are there in this Prapanch. Rudra keeps the account of all these,
and Vishwakarmaa is the director who directs all these Karm. These are all the
positions, occupied by the souls when they achieve the power to give (of becoming
Devtaa - see Devtaa in Ved) that is why the number
of Devtaa is enormous, not just 33.