What is a Miracle?

Even in his times, Maharishi Dayanand was opposed by many Hindus and Brahmins, who accused him of trying to impose his own preferences on Dharma. The fact is that all Hindus without exception have the greatest faith in the infallibility of the Vedas, and all Hindu scripture claims to only clarify or explain further the…

Why a Faith in the Vedas conflicts with a Faith in Miracles

A belief in miracles has several consequences – on society, on people’s thinking, and on their religious practices. A full discussion of these will take up a lot of time. Therefore, we shall focus only on certain aspects, and ignore or deal with the rest later. However, before we go further, lest it be said…

Against Miracles

The Arya Samaj is a Hindu revivalist movement founded by Rishi Dayanand in 1875. At a time when India was in its darkest hour – the rebellion of 1857 had ended in bitter defeat, and in all of India the British were paramount, the Rishi chose a very Indian way to rouse a rebellion –…