So there are four Vedas: Sāma, Yajur, Ṛg, Atharva. Generally they read one Veda, Sāma-vedi, Ṛg-vedi, Yajur-vedi, vedi. But one who studies two Vedas, he is called dvi-vedi, and the apabhraṁśa is du-veda. And one who studies three Vedas, he's called tri-vedi. In . . . and I mean to say up-country, these titles are still there: vedis, dvi-vedis, tri-vedis and catur-vedis or cho-veda. In Mathurā you'll find the cho-vedas. But they have no connection with Vedas now, simply with the name, and begging in the name of dvi, dvi-vedi or tri-vedi, catur-vedi. That . . .
The purpose is how to become disentangled with this family relationship. Family or society, that is the increase or expansion of the same affection. So the so-called nationalism is also materialism. There is the simply expansion. Just like you have got a party of rogues, and a big party or small party, the business is plundering. That's all. Because you have got a very big party of thieves, it does not mean that you are immune from criminal activities. Therefore these things are not required. People have become accustomed, but we discourage them. We do not approve this so-called nationalism. Therefore we have named "Internationalism," "International," no distinction between this nation or that nation, this religion or that religion.
Religion is one. There cannot be two religions. If God is one . . . and what is religion? Religion means the law given by God. That is religion. This is a simple definition. "What is religion?" if somebody says . . . they will say: "Religion means this, religion means that." No. The simple definition of religion is "The law of God." Dharmaṁ tu sākṣād bhagavat-praṇītam (SB 6.3.19). Just like law. Law means the order given by the state. That is law. Your order is not law, or my order is not law. But when the state orders, state orders, "Keep to the right," you must keep your car to the right side. Or the state orders that, "Keep your car to the left side." In Europe and some, somewhere, it is right side coming to left side. So, so, the, according to the state. You cannot say: "Why sometimes it is left side, sometimes right side?" No. It may be whatever it is, but because it is the state order, you have to abide by it. You cannot say that, "I was driving my car in India to the left side. Why shall I drive on the right side?" Sometimes they feel inconvenienced. But no, you have to, because that is the state order.So similarly, as the law means state order, similarly, religion means God's order. That's all. Simple definition. Dharmaṁ tu . . . it is not that we have manufactured. It is stated, dharmaṁ tu sākṣād bhagavat-praṇītam (SB 6.3.19). Nobody knows what is dharma, neither the human being, nor the demigods, nor big, big sages, saintly person, and whatever you say, philosopher. No. Nobody knows what is religion. Dharmasya tattvaṁ nihitaṁ guhāyāṁ mahājano yena gataḥ sa panthāḥ (Mahābhārata, Vana-parva 313.117; CC Madhya 17.186). Mahājana means those who are authorized person by God, one who knows what is the law of God, he's mahājana. He mahājana. So a guru is mahājana because he knows what is religion and what is the law given by God. Therefore he's mahājana. How he has become mahājana? Because he is following the previous mahājana. That's all. It is not difficult. Evaṁ paramparā-prāptam imaṁ rājarṣayo viduḥ (BG 4.2).