A true religion has essentially two ends in its fold. These two ends are the emancipation from the worldly or material bondage and the realisation of divine spirit. The religion of the Vedas, therefore, bears two fundamental sides. The first side is the emancipation which known as the object of the religion and its achievement. The second side is divine spirit which is treated as the final goal of religion. On the one hand, while emancipation is the object of Vedic religion, God, on the other hand, is its final goal. Religion of the Veda is neither exclusively concerned with this world nor only with that world. It is concerned with this world and that world both. For seeking the object and goal of this religion True knowledge, True thought, True faith and Right conduct are the means. The ten commanding principles which form the fundamentals of the rules of human conduct are :-
Non-violence; Truth; Non-covetousness; Chastity, Resignation from all sort of undue worldly accumulations; Internal and external cleanliness and purity; Self-satisfaction; Austerity; Self study; and faith in Divine and non-absorption in the result of actions.
These are very much useful for the whole mankind.
If we have to take help from human history, sociology, physical sciences for the progress of humanity, we would have to acquire discipline from theology, law, philosophy, science and religion. This necessity may be fulfilled by Vedic religion. Yajurveda says : Vidyanchavidyancha yastadvedobhayam saha – Yajur, 40. 14.
‘That is, science and religion should work together’.
The present human society has been infected with four diseases : Scepticism, Infidelity, Indifference and Materialism. Humanity may breathe in happy atmosphere, if these are uprooted from the society. Man will be tranquil and healthy on the surface of the globe in the eradication of them. To achieve this end vedic religion teaches that some mandates should be adhered to strictly and universally as the guiding principles of human conduct. They are : the Acceptance of truth; Renouncement of untruth; Dispelling ignorance and diffusing knowledge; behaviour of love and justice; the Observation of equality; the Desire for amelioration of physical, spiritual and social conditions of all mankind; Right conduct; and, the Acceptance of God as father, and the earth as mother, of all mankind and, General brotherhood. Rgveda says ;
‘That is, the lord of this universe, the one God is the father of all mankind and this earth is the mother of all mankind. All men are brothers without any being superior or inferior to any one in their ranks. This is Vedic Religion, and this is the spirit of the Principles of Arya Samaj. All should march together on the path of their progress and common good.