This explains the scientist and Vedic theory of evolution.
The Scientific Theory of Evolution – Charles Darwin Theory
Charles Darwin is famous worldwide for his evolutionary theory. According to his theory, one life form evolved into all the species that are existing today. Thus one body changes into another, then into another, and so on. We evolved from the animals, our closet relatives in the animal kingdom are the monkeys.
The Vedic Theory of Evolution
The Vedic scriptures specify an evolutionary process, but the definition is different from that of Charles Darwin. Instead of one body (species) changing to another, the Vedic knowledge is that the soul transmigrates from one body to another. There is an evolution of consciousness from one species to another. Based on the inclinations of the soul, it moves from one body to another to satisfy it’s desires and deserves. The variety of species is due to the variety of mentalities developed by the souls when in the human bodies. For example, if a human likes to eat meat, then he is better off in the animal kingdom as a tiger, where he can enjoy the best meat daily and fresh into the mouth. God is fair, just, and He satisfies our desires and deserves via the variety of species.
There are 8.4 million different species of living beings in the whole of creation as follows:
“jalaja nava lakshani, sthavara laksha-vimshati, krimayo rudra-sankhyakah, pakshinam dasha-lakshanam, trinshal-lakshani pashavah, chatur lakshani manavah” (Padma Purana)
- 900,000 species of aquatic.
- 2,000,000 species of plants.
- 1,100,000 species of insects.
- 1,000,000 species of birds.
- 3,000,000 species of beasts.
- 400,000 species of human beings
Transmigration Of The Soul From One Body To The Next
Every living entity is a soul (including plants and animals) covered in a material body. The soul takes one body then quits it to take another and so on. Going through all the various species in the plant and animal kingdom (8 million) and then finally taking a human body. The human body is the highest and most elevated of all bodies.
Once we attain the human body, if we misuse or fail to utilize the higher consciousness then we again fall down in the plant and animal kingdom. Then again we have to go through the evolutionary process, moving from one body to the next in the plant and animal kingdom for 8 million births before we get another human birth.
“As the embodied soul continuously passes, in the body from childhood to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death. A sober person is not bewildered by such a change.” Lord Krishna (Bg. 2.13)
“As a person puts on new garments, giving up old ones, the soul similarly accepts new material bodies, giving up the old and useless ones.” Lord Krishna (Bg. 2.22)
Do The Human Species Originate From One Couple?
No. The scientists have proven with genetic science that it’s impossible for the human population of the world to originate from one couple. The Vedic scriptures give details that we have originated from thousands of couples.
Have The Human Species Existed For Only 6000 Years?
No. The scientists have proven that human beings have existed for millions of years. There are bones of human beings dating back to millions of years in museums around the world. The Vedic scriptures give details that the human and other species have existed for 155.522 trillion years.
Within a species of human beings there are many different conditions in which one takes birth into.
Variety of colors:
- Born black.
- Born white.
- Born gray etc.
Within each color of human beings there are different nationalities that one can be born into. Note that until 5000 years ago, there was only one nationality for all the humans in the world, Bharat Varsian. Which means the sons of Bharat or India. Yes, the whole world was called Bharat Versa or India until 5000 years ago.
- Born Indian
- Born American
- Born Chinese
- Born Saudi Arabian
- Born African etc..
Within each nationality of human beings there are different religions in which one takes birth into. Note that until 5000 years ago, there was only one religion in the whole world, the Vedic religion.
- Born Hindu (Vedic)
- Born Muslim
- Born Christian
- Born Jewish etc..
Within each religion that a person is born into there are different health conditions that one takes birth into:
- Born healthy
- Born diseased
Within each diseased or healthy body that one takes birth into, there are different financial situations:
- Born rich
- Born poor
Within each financial situation that one takes birth into, there are different family situations that one can take birth into:
- Born with loving and caring parents
- Born with mean and un-caring parents
- Born without a parent (one parent died before your birth)
- Born with no parents (both parents died soon after your birth)
What Do the Abrahamic Religions Say About Evolution and Human Origin?
The Bible and Koran gives no information on the number of species, nor why the variety of species exist, nor why human beings are born in different situations. Based on the Christian and Islamic teachings, Adam and Eve were the first humans, created around 6000 years ago, and we all originate from this one couple. There is no mention of animals and plants having souls in these scriptures.