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The most often talked about query related to Hinduism on the Internet is who the founder of Hinduism is! Indeed... Hinduism religion (if you can call it a religion?) does not have a founder. Hinduism exists from times immemorial. Ever since mankind developed intelligence... the first words of God that were invoked were Vedas... the first Hindu revelations!

Developing intellect took its time. It was not the work of a century or a millennium. It took many millenniums for human beings to develop intelligence before mankind invoked the wisdom of Vedas... the spoken word; as Lipi (the written script) had not yet evolved. Vedas were direct revelations from God Almighty... the first words of wisdom given to mankind!

Vedas are above 5000 years old. About 3600 years before came Lord Krishna and much before the coming of Lord Krishna existed the Vedas. Vedas form the first work of Hinduism that dealt more with rituals than the path of jnana yoga (absolute wisdom). During the times of Vedas Hinduism was still in its infancy... people often worshipped and prayed to God out of fear.

The prime reason for seeking blessings of God was... mankind was still ignorant about the essential values of life. Science still was in its nascent stages. If draught was there... people prayed to rain God, if the cold was unbearable... people prayed to Sun God and sought its mercy! For anything beyond the purview of mankind... people sought blessings of God Almighty!

It was Vedas that initially gave to mankind paraphernalia of rituals for every circumstance of life. As more time elapsed... mankind realized there was more to rituals than was ever before. The existence of a soul atman... the spirit within was clearly recognized by mankind. As science developed its space... human beings started having faith in their latent capabilities.

At no stage of life mankind lost its faith in God Almighty yet, belief in the inherent capabilities of mankind was an eye opener. Mankind had started thinking... by rationalizing and reaching conclusions logically human beings finally realized the importance of jnana wisdom. As times passed by... rituals were done away with... became a passé!

Those on the path of pure spirituality... those who desired peeping into the bottomless pit of jnana wisdom contained in Vedas abhorred the act of rituals. For them the rituals were not now necessitated. During the time of Vedas sacrifices were an important part of rituals. Those on the path of jnana wisdom advised that the need for rituals no more existed. Why?

As per learned seers of that era... it was established that the seed of wisdom lay within human beings themselves. By controlling our karma... one could govern ones destiny. It was apparent that not everything lay in hands of God. On the contrary during time of Vedas human beings considered themselves an instrument in hands of God almighty... living under fear all the time!

As percolated the wisdom of Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads... mankind realized the goal of life was reaching the stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation (moksha). The wisdom in the sacred scriptures of Hinduism remaining the same... only the interpretations changed. There was more to life than mere rituals... the act of worshiping and praying!

As men of wisdom evolved further... independent treatises works were further composed and compiled. They were termed as Upanishads. The Upanishads were independent treatises by accomplished sages of that era dealing with a particular topic or general subjects at large! Those pursuing the path of spirituality... absolute jnana wisdom found value in Upanishads!

Then came Lord Krishna considered an Avatar of his era (God manifest in human form). During the times of Lord Krishna it was strife all over. The situation almost beyond repair... the coming of a messiah... a learned one was necessitated. In the history of mankind there has never been any one like Lord Krishna ever. Lord Krishna was one and only one of his kinds.

The coming of Lord Krishna brought with it the nectar of wisdom in the shape of Bhagavad Gita... the song divine! The 700 shlokas (verses) of Bhagavad Gita are pure jnana wisdom knowing which any human being can reach the stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and then salvation (moksha). Assimilating the wisdom of Bhagavad Gita was reaching the end of mankind.

Lord Krishna can rightly be termed as the founder of Hinduism... though he is not! It was from the times of Lord Krishna Hinduism was recognized world over as the essence of life... the primary teachings of jnana wisdom. It was now accepted that for reaching the portals of God Almighty... the wisdom contained in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism was a necessity... a compulsion!

For knowing God... for reaching God... for communicating with God... for remaining in permanent communion with God... one need not assimilate the teachings contained in Vedas... the 700 shlokas (verses) of Bhagavad Gita were sufficient for gaining enlightenment and salvation in one's lifetime. The wisdom of Bhagavad Gita became the end of all.

The wisdom contained in Vedas was beyond the capture of the masses. The voluminous Vedas... the Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda being incomprehensible to the masses... the coming of Lord Krishna and the teachings of Bhagavad Gita was a necessity... a compulsion on part of God Almighty that was essential to be delivered to mankind.

Even though Bhagavad Gita... the doctrine given to mankind by Lord Krishna in the battle of Mahabharata forms the core of Hinduism yet, Hinduism existing from times immemorial truly has no single founder! The wisdom of Hinduism directly percolated from God Almighty initially through Vedas and then in the form of Lord Krishna... a messiah of his times!

Amongst the various Upanishads which total above 200, the prime Upanishads are Katha Upanishad, Ken Upanishad and Isa Upanishad. One Upanishad can never be compared to another... every single Upanishad having its own value and existence. Every single Upanishad treatise discusses an independent chapter of jnana wisdom.

In a nutshell... the wisdom of Vedas... the Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita by Lord Krishna can be treated as the founder of Hinduism... the foremost of all sacred scriptures of various religions existing on Mother Earth. Amongst all the scriptures... the wisdom of Vedas was the first to percolate to mankind. Hinduism forms the inner strength of society as it is today.

By: Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani"

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