Questions & Answers: Older Questions - Fifth Set

Priya: I am facing a lot of problems in life. Please advise.
Swami Ramswarup: One must never be nervous from any problem. There is a saying in Hindi, " Deh Dhare Ka Dund Hai Sub Kahoo Ko Hoi, Gyani Bhugte Gyan Se Moorakh Bhugte Roy". Its meaning is the human or living body has to face the result of our previous lives on deeds whether good or bad in the shape of happiness and sorrows respectively. The learned pupil therefore face the problem happily whereas ignorant cry and weep. So one must be a learned, so there must be a satisfaction to face the problem that the same is our own creation. Now the human body has been blessed by the God in which we can kill the previous lives bad deeds to finish the problem while doing pious deeds at present. So the luck is always in our hand which is changed by doing hard working as well as worship of God simultaneously. It is good that you are doing secretary training. Please pay full attention and hard working for the same. I will advice you to recite at least fifty-one times Gayatri Mantra in the morning and in the evening with its meaning. Do name jaap of God 'OM'. In addition it will be beneficial to you if you do 'Havan' also from Gayatri Mantra. A book on havan named "Yajya Saravshreshth Karma" written by me can also be send to you free of cost in which the process of doing havan has been mentioned in detail along with Ved mantra and meaning in Hindi thereof. You will also get the service. After doing havan please pray to God to full fill your desires. To maintain patience is a good quality especially for a woman. So please be brave and face the problem happily without giving any harm to anybody. God will sure listen you. Your prayers are being stopped by your own previous lives deeds. So you must fight against these deeds by doing worship daily as quoted above.

Ashish Verma: I want to know about three gunes -- Sat, Raj or Rajo and Tam or Tamo Guna. I dont know the difference between these three gunas and what are the specific characteristics of three guna. On what basis such catagorization are done. Please enlighten me.
Swami Ramswarup: In this connection I will advise you to study Patanjal Yogdarshan with Hindi comments written by me if possible where in the quality of above Raj, Tam, Sat have been mentioned in detail.

There are three qualities (gunes) of prakriti viz. Raj, Tam and Sat which form chitta (combination of mind, intellect and ego). Hence chitta automatically carries the effect of three gunes of prakriti.

Chitta being the outcome of three qualities of prakriti is stabilized in knowledge, deeds and subjects. Sattogun is enlightenment, Rajogun symbolizes motion i.e., constant hard working, Tamogun symbolizes stability .e., knowledge. Hence, chitta influenced by Sattogun is enlightened one or knowledgeable, chitta under the ill effect of Rajogun, is also influenced by Tamogun and yearns for fame, story. Moreover chitta under the ill effect of Tamogun is lazy, ignorant, irreligious and lacking quality of asceticism and is plunged in sea of sorrows and poverty.

Further Vyas Muni states in his commentary on Patanjal Yogdarshanam that when chitta lifts the veil of illusion through hard labour (effect of Rajogun), then he attains enlightenment and becomes religious, knowledgeable, ascetic as well as gains fame (pious) and glory. The same chitta when succeeds in rising above the ill effect of Rajogun, then he attains the capability to understand the difference between mind (intellect) and soul and stabilizes in Dharmmegh Samadhi. Yogis call this stage as Param Prasankhyan.

Vikas L. Acharya: Is Vedic Astrology given much importance in Hindu scriptures? Like Space study and their effects on earth and living being.
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, it is important because it is based on the knowledge about earth, sun, moon, planets etc.

Rekha Nautiyal: As we know that after leaving body ATMA wanders here and there and after 12 days it again enters in body as per once good and bad deeds. My question is if a particular person dies what kind of birth she will take? How Bhagwan will take decision for her to put her in other body as per her Karma? In four years of life how bhagwan will decide her karma?
Swami Ramswarup: Present life is already decided before birth of every human, living being, based on his previous lives' deeds. The death of four and a half years old girl was already decided and not after death but before death, it had already been decided by the power of God, based on sanchit deeds of the girl or everybody. Sanchit deeds are those which never exhaust until a soul starts knowing Vedas and observing them in life, applying them in action. Mere study does nothing. The birth and death are based on sanchit karma and the full life or till early death etc., it is called Prarabdh i.e., luck/fate. Luck is always changeable by present pious deeds and spiritualism. Next birth is not based on mere present deeds. Though present lives deeds are accountable for adding into sanchit karmas thereof small age or big.

Venkatesh Rao: After death what happens to human being and is there any punarjanam?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, after death, punarjanam takes place based on previous/present lives' deeds, i.e., sanchit deeds.

Anonymous: Many people take the name of vedas but do not attain the vedas rule. If we suggest that god is every where why you are going to mandir, they answered how you are going to office like that mandir is an office of god if you want to meet just go to god's office mandir!!! And people believe them? If you tell some thing about NA TASYA PRATIMA ASTI they got wild. What to say?
Swami Ramswarup: I can only state the views of the eternal knowledge of Vedas that Vedas do not tell about Avtar. Vedas tell that God is formless, omnipresent, omniscient, Almighty who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. Vedas state that God is every where. On this true point Shri Gurubani states:
"Koi Na Jaane Tera Keta Kevad Cheera", i.e., Oh God! no body knows about your Karmas etc and how big is your darbaar.

In this connection I remember a story of a wounded parrot who was struck by a hunter. The parrot fell in the lap of a saint in a jungle. The saint was kind enough to the parrot and he cured the baby parrot for a long time, keeping him in a cage safely.

During the same long time, the saint preached him some words, so that the parrot could be cautious from the hunter. The saint used to preach the parrot both time i.e., morning and evening, "O hunter! I now have understood your trick to hunt and I shall never fell into your trap". The saint preached the said words so that the parrot may save himself from hunter's trap. When the parrot become alright, the saint released him in the sky. The parrot flew freely in the sky and joined his group.

The parrot had become habitual to recite the preach quoted above, both times. He used to recite the above quoted preach both times, in his group, being habitual. His preach when was being listened by the newly born babies of parrot, they also become habitual to recite, "O hunter! I now have understood your trick to hunt and I shall never fall into your trap." Soon hundreds of parrots became habitual to recite the same both times.

Once a hunter entered the jungle along with his trap, to catch the birds/parrots. He listened to the recitation of the parrots. The hunter thought that the parrots are so learned that they have identified me as hunter and they shall never fall into my trap. He became nervous and started going back. When he was passing the jungle, the hunter met with the saint who had preached the lesson to the wounded parrot. The saint saw the worried hunter and asked about his problem. The hunter told whatever he has listened from the parrots and told the saint that I used to come here, once in a year to catch the parrots/birds to sell the same in market and this was my source of livelihood. But now the parrots have become learned and they will not fall into my trap which will adversely effect my financial condition.

After listening the story of the hunter the saint thought that he must take the examination of parrots whether they have really become learned about the trap of the hunter. He asked the hunter to follow him. Both reached the place of parrots where the recitation continued. The saint then asked the hunter to lay his trap, without paying any attention to the recitation of the parrots. The hunter laid his trap and placed the grains as bait for the birds, he then returned to the hidden place.

The saint and hunter then saw that every parrot was reciting the lesson- that they understood the trick of hunter and they will not fall into his trap but surprisingly they were reciting the lesson and were also being entrapped simultaneously.

In the trap, the saint also saw the parrot whom he had taught the preach. The story concludes that though parrots learn the preach by heart that too word by word; yet they do not know the meaning of any word that is about trap and hunter.

So is case of preach of those who simply learn the spiritual lesson from the holy books by heart but are entangled in illusion . Because like parrot probably they do not know what is God ? What is illusion? What is kaam, krodh, ahankaar, What are Vedas etc etc. Mostly they are indulged in a mission to gather the money to enjoy. God has held sun, moon, air, earth, souls i.e., every smallest as well as biggest matter of the universe. God does not simply say that I behold the universe but really He beholds the universe.

Ancient/present Rishis really studied Vedas and held the knowledge thereof in life applying it in action as well. For example--- Valmiki jee as well as Tulsi state that Sri Ram was a learned of Vedas and Ashtang Yoga philosophy. Sri Ram also followed the preach of Vedas. He performed several Yajyen, did hard Ashtang Yoga practice, obeyed the parents, was always in touch with truth, did services to Rishi-munis and saved the public as a king too. So is the case of Yogeshwer Shri Krishna, King Harishchandra, King Janak etc., Vyasmuni, Guru Vashisth, Vishwamitra, Kapil muni and several Rishi-Munis also followed the same path. Now it is surprising that most of the saints have become professional only.

Mrutuynjay.S.W: What are the ways to follow Brahamcharya?
Swami Ramswarup: In this connection, I will advise you to study my book on Brahamcharya which has recently been published wherein detailed description about the matter exists. Otherwise repeat the question please. Book can be sent on receipt of your postal address, please.

Assam Rao: Please explain and give me translation of Manusmriti : Chapter 5 : Verses 30,31,39,40. I shall be thankful to you.
Swami Ramswarup: There are so many false shlokas in Manusmriti which have been added later by somebody. In chapter 5 ,shlokas from 26 - 38 are false and shlokas 39-42 re also false. So the said shlokas are not being described here.

Eswari Kumar: What is the content of Havan Samagri? Kindly giver the details as few people tell as it is five and few will tell as forteen. I am, in total confusion, hence kindly explain also in English.
Swami Ramswarup: Hawan samagri is prepared from four matters which can be further hundred , two-hundred or as many as you want. Otherwise twenty-one are enough. It may be even eight to ten etc, but main four are:
(1) Sweet like jaggery, honey etc.
(2) Nutritive like ghee, dry fruits, black daal (mah ki daal), black til etc, flour.
(3) Fragrant like dried leaves of flowers like rose petals, sandal wood powder etc.
(4) Antiseptic like gyol etc.

C. K. Vatsa: Vis-a-vis the Traitwad, what is the correct interpretation of the words " tatte...so aham asmi" in the 16th mantra of Ishopanishd. Does it not go against the concept of an independent existence of the Jeev-atma as on of the three independent "tattavs' of the Srishti-creation.
Swami Ramswarup: The correct word is "Tatvam asi". It has been mentioned in Chhandagya Upnished 6/8,9,10 the study of Vedas and Upanishads reveals that all non-alive universe/world is like a body of God and God is omnipresent within every matter of the universe. It is stated in Yajurveda mantra 40/1 that there are two types of world. First, non-alive world made from prakriti in which sun, moon, air, water, bodies, jungle etc, etc, come. Second world is of souls, which is alive. So God is present in non-alive as well as alive world. Therefore the meaning of the "Tatvam Asi" has been stated by the Rishi that whole non-alive world is the body of God and God resides in it. Similarly, second alive world is of souls and God also resides in the souls. So quoting several examples, Rishi told his son "Shwetketu" that just as God resides within the non-alive world so are you. i.e., "Tatvam Asi" i.e., "YOU ARE LIKE THAT" i.e.,GOD ALSO RESIDES WITHIN YOU i.e., WITHIN SOUL and YOU ARE SOUL AND NOT BODY".

Yask Muni in his Shatpath Brahmin Granth also states - "Asya Atma Shareeram ". We must learn about God and soul. That both are separate, by considering also- "Asya Atma Shareeram", meaning of which is "O MAN! PRESUME THAT SOUL IS LIKE A BODY OF GOD WHEREIN GOD RESIDES". So meaning of "Tatvam Asi" which is oftenly told that " Soul is God" is against the Vedas and Upanishads.

C. K. Vatsa: Gayatri is a sacred matra from the Vedas. Whence and from where an image of the Gayatri, as a Devi , has emerged?
Swami Ramswarup: Gaytri is not a Devi. This is a Ved mantra which is mentioned in three Vedas. Ved mantras are told like Saraswati devi etc. Saraswati means Ved mantras. Devi means one who gives us "It means divine power of God which gives us everything through Ved mantras". So Vedvani gives us everything.

C. K. Vatsa: Adi Shankracharya is the proponent of Monotheism (Adwaitwad). He has written commentaries on the Upnashids, and is considered to have revived the cult of the Vedas. How come, a person of Adi Shankracharya's eminence, lost sight of Traitwad which is the vital concept of eternal three elements of creation - Brahmtatav, Atmatatav and the Prakriti tatav. It seems, Maharishi Kapil was an early exponent of Traitwad in the ancient times. There is need to change the present mind set about the Vedant.
Swami Ramswarup: A deep study of history reveals that Adi Guru Shankaracharyaji was hundred percent follower of Vedas and not of present advaitwad. He did shastrarth with those who were against the Vedas and won. He spread the knowledge of Vedas. After his heavenly adobe, the problem aroused about the present Advaidwad. And you are very much correct that there is a need to change the present mind set about the Vedant and it can only be through shastrarth i.e., peaceful, loving talk.

Avinash Dashputre: what is yog mudra and how to do it?
Swami Ramswarup: Yog Mudra, Khechri Mudra, Shambhavi Mudra are always learnt from an experienced Yogi in person. Before mudra , aasan and pranayaam are learnt. I am away and can not teach you, so please seek an experienced yoga teacher, locally.

Preetam: What is the simple way to get confidence and make people attract?
Swami Ramswarup: We must not try to attract the people. Sun, moon or magnet etc, never try to attract people. So it is only good qualities which are to be harboured by the contact of a learned Acharya who knows Vedas and Ashtang Yoga Philosophy. When one will be able to follow the path of the Acharya naturally he/she will be like Shri Ram or Mata Sita etc, and people will automatically be attracted. Second attraction is of wealth, pomp and show, acting, dramabazi, tactful talking etc, which also attract but destroy the life at last.

Niraj Mishra: What a birth-blind sees in dreams during sleeping?
Swami Ramswarup: A person, who is blind since birth, does not see dream.

Srijan: I am learned in religious and spiritual matters and have pious thoughts but i am losing faith in God and I am ashamed of this fact. Please guide me.
Swami Ramswarup: You have told a truth which is appreciated. Otherwise there are so many saints who do not know Vedas, Shastras, Geeta, Ramayana and ancient holy books and they have never done Ashtang Yoga Practice/Tapsya. Thus they have never realized God. But they preach on bookish knowledge and tell false statement about God and from the soul side they also do not know God and loose faith but they have become professional. You are far better than those so called saints. I think God is not angry with you being a true aspirant. All world knows that Vedas are the most ancient holy books. If you will try to know about the Vedas, really, you will get full faith on God. Why? A deep study of Vedas reveals that at the beginning of every creation the knowledge of the Vedas emanates direct from God. You know yourself well and until you give your introduction/ bio data to other unknown person, they will not be able to know your qualities or yourself etc. Similarly Almighty omnipresent formless God cannot be known until He Himself gives his whereabouts, qualities and way to realize him etc., etc. All the ancient/present rishis therefore stress to listen Vedas as God has given His whereabouts etc, in Vedas only. I can even send my books free of cost to you based on Vedas to study and put question. Really you will get full faith on God.

Prof. Agarwal: Wants to know 6 ANGAS of VEDA
Swami Ramswarup: (1) Vyakaran i.e., Ashtadhyayi etc.
(2) Shiksha
(3) Kalp
(4) Nighantu/Nirukt
(5) Chhand
(6) Jyotish(Vedic Jyotish) i.e., to know the secrets of Sun, Moon, Earth, matters etc,(not present astrology).

Dhanesh Padhya: Why is Gayatri mantra called Gayatri mantra?
Swami Ramswarup: Gayatri is a chhand in with twenty-four words are used. Gayatri mantra consist of twenty four words so its name is Gayatri mantra. It is Ved mantra.. Vedas are eternal, so has no history.

Kanisha: I am doing gayatri mantra 108 times a day. Is it enough or I have to add anything else? Please also teach me the best way to pray daily that will give me peace of mind.
Swami Ramswarup: One hundred and eight numbers are enough. But it will be more beneficial if you in addition, do hawan also with even sixteen aahutis of Gayatri-mantra. I would also advise you to study my book "Yajya Karma- Sarvashreshtha Ishwar Pooja", in which several Ved mantras along with their meanings and ideas, have been mentioned. It will be beneficial to you. Cost of book is Rs. 60/- excluding postal charges. The book can be sent to you on receipt of your postal address, on demand, please. Yog shastra sutra 21/21 says that daily hard practice of mantra jaap/worship etc., must be performed. as much as hard and more practice will be there you'll get more and more benefit and take less time to gain knowledge/peace etc., if you'll be slow accordingly you'll take more and more/long time to realize.

Puja: I am desperate for knowledge of Vedas and shastras (EVERYTHING YOU KNOW)!!! Please HAVE MERCY ON ME. I want to learn vedas as soon as possible. I cannot wait another minute. Do you not record your vedic teachings  in form of Cds or cassettes. It is not possible or me to come to you at this point of time and I don't want to live in ignorance (anti-vedic life) ANY LONGER. As you have said that ignorance is no excuse for committing sin. Please understand my feelings! I want to learn everything – authenticated Ramayan, Mahabharat, etc. I promise that I will use the knowledge gifted by you for serving mankind. I am a very determined person. Believe me I will try my best to serve you in the way that serves the mankind. I will fulfill your dreams that will be my gurudakshina. Kindly help me. You will never regret being my Guru.
Swami Ramswarup: Dear daughter my blessings to you. your views are highly appreciated. Though huge recording on the preach of Ved mantras is done here for the last ten years. But it has not been converted into audio CDs. This requires time and financial aspects. Your idea to prepare CD is really beneficial to all. And I shall now try to make CDs and sell the same cost to cost. Some cassettes on spiritual songs with preach were made by some company and I was made agreed for the same. Then I, afterall, gave time and the cassettes were recorded. On receipt of your postal address those cassettes will be sent to you free of cost. Actually it has been my habit  not to sell unnecessarily. Though it is wrong and effects spreading of knowledge of Vedas but I am totally helpless due to my nature. Now about more than nine hundred cassettes have been recorded on preach of Vedas but are kept unused and nobody knows this fact. First time I have written to you only. And i shall start sending you the same preaches as soon as  the cassettes are converted into audio CDs. You must also start to study books on Vedas written by me to start the study of Vedas. Books will be sent on demand, please. You can teach the women the truth to overcome the illusion and make the life of human beings long and happy. My blessings are always with you, my daughter.

Prashant Bhatia: Can we do havan just by using Gayatri mantra? If yes, how many time we should use the mantra?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes you may continue havan with Gayatri mantra. It is up to you as to how many Gayatri mantra you can recite. But minimum must be eleven.

Vikas L. Acharya: What is the difference between "Personal Worship" and "Public Worship"? In which category do KIRTAN and YAJNA comes under?
Swami Ramswarup: Personal worship means selfishness and public worship means services to others/charity. Kiratn and yajna is worship of God.

Vikas L. Acharya: What is the meaning of word "PRAJAPATI"?
Swami Ramswarup: Praja ka swami.

Dinesh Tiwari: What is the right age a child should be in order to perform anapraashan samskaar for that child?
Swami Ramswarup: IN the sixth month please.

Dhanesh Padhya: Do we have to pray devi saraswati everyday is it Vedic?
Swami Ramswarup: In the Ved mantras saraswati means ved vani i.e., ved mantras. Vedas state to worship only one formless, immortal, omnipresent and Almighty God who creates, nurses and destroy the universe.

Dhanesh Padhya: Apart from Gaytri mantra jap, what other mantra jap can I do? please give me that with your explanation about that mantra jap.
Swami Ramswarup: The holy name of God is the best to recite and do jaap.

Sameer: Is necessary to be a bal bramchari to read hanuman chalisa?
Swami Ramswarup: Not necessary, please, but Vedas tell worship of only  one formless, immortal, omnipresent and Almighty God who creates, nurses and destroy the universe.

Chandramohan Kaushal: I am starting a new product line in business. What can I do it run the business smoothly?
Swami Ramswarup: First of all one must not be nervous. Encouragement and inspirations must always be there. Now you work hard with concentration, devotion and dedication and get success. Take help of reliable/experienced businessman of your line. Advertisement portion must be strong. You must do daily havan from gayatri mantra with eleven aahutis, both times with your wife. At the end of havan pray God always to bless you with success. I am sure God will help you and will give you success.

Dhroove: First meeting of hadimba and bhima
Swami Ramswarup: Yes. In jungle please.

Gaurav Kapoor: Can you send me sanskrit shlokas relating to health?
Swami Ramswarup: I will advice you, in this connection, to study my book Brahamcahrya Divya Manni, in which a detailed knowledge to maintain the health is given. The book is in Hindi. Price worth Rs. 100.00 Indian currency, excluding postal charges.

Poonam: I would like live a Sanyasin life. How could I? I don't have any sorrow or problem in life but I don't want to get married. Please help me regarding my decision and give all the rules of this process as soon as possible.
Swami Ramswarp: To be sanyasini really it is a very hard task. I am a 67 years old sanyasi and have a bitter experience of the world. In my opinion to be a sanyaasi or sanyasini is quite impossible. Because to control the five senses, five perceptions and mind is to hard to tell. While discharging moral duties towards family, society, nation and human beings, when anyone becomes ascetic. According to yoga shastra sutra 1/15, 16, then only one will be able to be a true sanyaasi/sanyasini. Yoga shastra is from Vedas. Now a days neither Vedas, nor Yoga shastra are being studied And obeyed then a why to create a drama of sanyasi/sanyasini. I feel that mostly the saints/sanyasi etc., are professional and lack of knowledge of Vedas and ashtn ag yoga. They mostly preach the people to be away from money, assets, and illusion etc. but are seen gathering a lot of money etc., and enjoying. So I would like to advice my daughter to marry and discharge all your duties first. However, you must study Vedas, and learn yoga asan, pranayaam and meditation carefully. I can send my some important books on Vedas, worship, and preach which are really beneficial to you. Books are in Hindi and English too. No matter of money, if you're capable you can send price as you wish otherwise not required. I shall be happy if you study the books only. Books can be sent on receipt of your postal address. My blessings to you for along happy life.

J G: I am not a Hindu but I had a dream that has enticed me towards the religion.
Swami Ramswarup: No please it is nothing. Every learned person say that the dreams are false. According to four Vedas also dreams are not good and are false. So do not consider your dream as if it can be true or otherwise. Dreams are based on the effects of our past lives' and present life's incidents.

Nithin: How do we know that only 10,000 verses of the Mahabharata are the real ones?
Swami Ramswarup: There is a statement by King Bhoj in his book "Sanjeevini" about which Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati too states:
"Vyasji wrote 4400 shlokas of mahabharat to which another 5,600 authentic shlokas were added by the disciples of Vyasji. During the reign of Maharaja Vikramaditya another 20,000 shlokas were added. Further Maharaja Bhoj says that during the reign of his father 25,000 and during half of his life time 30,000 more shlokas have been added to the Mahabharat book. If this process of addition of shlokas continues then the time is not far when Mahabharat book would have to be compared to the burden loaded on a camel."

There have been false additions to Mahabharat epic from time to time. Regarding this Kashinath Rajvade writes:
"The present Mahabharat is a corrupt and enlarged edition of the ancient Mahabharat. This ancient work has been diluted from time to time with all sorts of additions and has grown in proportion on that account."

Prakamya: What does 'prakamya' mean?
Swami Ramswarup: Pra = The best. Kam+Ya= The one who is the shape of merriment.

Divya Gaba: Can pregnant ladies do pranayam?
Swami Ramswarup: She must leave hard aasan and all hard pranayaam. She can do only simple pranayaam, i.e., to inhale and without stopping, to release the air.

Dhanesh Padhya: When we should do upwas? weekly, monthly can you tell me importance of upwas in Vedic terms for God and for body?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. In Vedas, there is no mention about present upwas. Yes, controlled, nutritive food must be taken and once in a month, if it is desired, upwas may be observed for health point of view. Shri Krishna also tells in Bhagwad Geeta that neither he who eats a lot nor he who eats less is able to worship God.

Arun: You have said it many times that false text have been inserted in almost all of the vedic books. for example Manusmrity, Ramayan, Mahabharat. Is there a possibility that Vedas may also have been interpolated. Please explain how is it possible that people altered the text of all the books and they did not do the same for the Vedas.
Swami Ramswarup: Actually Manusmriti, Ramayana, Geeta and Bhagwad geeta etc, were not condemned by the arrogant they tried to add false shlokas to change the real meaning only. Whereas directly or indirectly, the arrogant tried to spread a fear regarding Vedas that Vedas are difficult/hard and must not be studied. So they did not touch the Vedas. Secondly, when the propaganda was being made against the Vedas, many learned of Vedas were alive and could oppose but the learned were not much interested to study other holy books except Vedas, as Vedas are complete knowledge. Thirdly , the language of the Vedas was typical for them being divine Sanskrit language and not man-made. So less than a complete Yogi is not able to make any change in Vedic eternal mantras because first mantras will have to be learnt for which Sanskrit knowledge was to be gained which was a typical job for arrogant. You see, even at present no false prophet or arrogant has tried to change the idea of Ved mantras, yet they are creating fear that Vedas are not needed to be studied. However, Maxmuller and other persons still tried to change the real meaning of Ved mantras but those people did not dare to add any Ved mantra etc.

You will see that at one place, a truth is seen in the above Manusmriti shlokas etc., and thereafter the false shlokas added therein, contradict the truth but as far as Vedas are concerned, still the truth begins right from the beginning till end. There is no contradiction. So no false mantras are added in eternal knowledge of Vedas which emanates direct from God. In India, there are so many learned Brahmins who have the knowledge of all Ved mantras by heart and any change if made, which is even impossible, being divine Sanskrit language, they will come forward against it. Vedas, are still originated in the heart of a Yogi as I have already stated giving the proof of Kapil muni's Sankhya sutras 5/48 to 51 and Atharvaveda mantra 4/30/3 wherein it is clearly stated that the mantras are now also originated in the heart of a Ashtang yogi but on the contrary, Manusmriti or any other granth written by Rishi is never originated in the heart of a yogi or anybody else. So in the said holy granths comparison of false or true shlokas is mostly not possible.

As you know, at the time of final destruction of universe, all the granths including the true granths will be no more and the printed copies of the Vedas will also be destroyed. But as per the rules of the God vide Yajurveda 31/7 and Shwetashvaropnishad 6/8 eternal knowledge of the Vedas will automatically be originated in the heart of four rishis.

Manjula: The essence of preachings of shrimad bhagavad gita?
Swami Ramswarup: The way of writing of ancient/present Rishi-Munis (learned of Vedas and Ashtang Yoga philosophy) has been to put the widest statement/knowledge into a small point like shlokas, sutras etc and the way of ignorant, self-proclaimed Rishis/saints has been to make a small point into the largest statement like ocean. But only the divine mind is able to experience the true small point of the Rishis in which truth like more than an ocean exists. So I think, small point i.e. conclusion or knowledge in short will not serve the purpose to those who are indulged in illusion and thus are ignorant about the truth mentioned in eternal knowledge of Vedas which emanates direct from God and not from any Rishi-muni or saints etc. However, essence of Bhagwad Geeta written by Vyas muni (Geeta is an extract of Bhishma parva of Mahabharata) is preaching about three education which are also stated in four Vedas. Those are- Do hard work to discharge duties while doing pious deeds (automatically question arises from where the individual will be able to know and follow pious deeds? i.e., mere study of Geeta will not serve the purpose). Secondly, knowledge about five matters and creation. This matter is stated in short in Geeta. Complete matter is briefed in Vedas. Thirdly, upasana i.e., worship of God. This aspect is also briefed in four Vedas. Yogeshwer Shri Krishna did Ashtang yoga practice, then preached Geeta Shlokas.

Rashmi Sahu: Was birth of several historical dignitaries immoral?
Swami Ramswarup: Due to lack of knowledge of four Vedas, mostly the people are effective with illusion. Same is the case of birth of Vyas Muni ji, Pandu, Dhritshtrashtra, Vidur, Karan etc. In short, their births, according to Vedas were moral/legal and that is why, the said dignitaries are yet being worshipped.

Vikas L. Acharya: What is difference between BHAKTI and PARA BHAKTI? Then what does KIRTAN means? How many types of BHAKTI are per Vedas systems? Kindly differentiate between SANTA BHAKTI, DASYA BHAKTI, SAKHYA BHAKTI, VATSALYA BHAKTI and MADUR BHAKTI?
Swami Ramswarup: Bhakti and Parabhakti are not the correct words. In Vedas as well as in Mandukopnished the preach about para vidya and apara vidya has been given. Para is science i.e., knowledge about creation and all matters etc. Apara is spiritual knowledge to worship God. Kirtan means to praise the God from Ved mantras in Yajyen even. Now a days the Kirtan means to sing spiritual songs etc. Bhakti is as explained above. Bhakti's mentioned by you are not mentioned in Vedas.

Puja: Are women allowed in your ashrams to learn Vedas, yoga and yajnas (hows of performing yajnas) and the second question is that why is yajna important?
Swami Ramswarup: My dear daughter, girls, women, gentlemen and children all come here to learn Vedas, Yajna, Yoga philosophy etc. So you are also welcome. But girls must be accompanied by parents and ladies must be accompanied by their husbands, then there is no restriction. Yajna is the best worship of God as preached in all Vedas. I have written a book in hindi on Yajyen which can be sent to you on receipt of your postal address, if you so desire. However, some importance of Yajna is as under:- importance of Yajyen has already been pasted on this web site which can be seen there please. Otherwise please send the question again.

Prashant Bhatia: I want my life to be peaceful and meaningful, full of energy, thankful to God. Can gayatri jap help?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please. Gayatri mantra will serve the purpose. In addition you will have to study or listen Vedas and other holy books which teach about worship and salvation. Please learn yoga asan, pranayaam and meditation. A learned Acharya who knows Vedas and yoga philosophy is also essential to guide.

Dhanesh Padhya: Your divine self had mentioned many times about Manusmruti but guruji i had read about it that Dr. Ambedkar had done dahan of many books of Manusmruti as it has Dalitasm and four varnas etc etc. which is affecting the dalits and showing gratitude to brahmins etc. Frankly I do not know how Manusmruti is important for our lives. Can you please suggest me in detail?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. In this connection I have written on this web site that some shlokas have been added in the Manusmriti which are false. PLEASE READ VISHUDH Manusmriti by Acharya Rajveer Shashtri published by Arsh Sahitya Prachar Trust Delhi. So please read Vishudh Manusmriti and then sure send your comments. YOU WILL never be against this smriti. Manusmriti has been written according to Vedas and thus has important role in our life.

Shivalaya: I loved my father very much and hope that my dad also loved me and my family. I lost my dad recently on 18th October, 2006 before diwali.My father was a good and pious man. He passed away untimely and peacefully without any illness, early in the morning at 5.00 a.m. which was a supposed to be a blessed time. Its is not even a month now and my Dad has not come in my family members dreams yet. Why is that so? I love my dad very much ...what can I do for my dads soul to attain swarga?
Swami Ramswarup: Ans. SORRY TO LISTEN about the death of your father. But it is a fundamental law of nature that death sooner or later is sure. And we have to accept this bitter truth. I PRAY God to give you all peace. THE QUALITIES OF YOUR FATHER ARE APPRECIATED PLEASE. It is good that he is not coming in dreams. According to the Atharvaveda to see the dead person in dream is not good. Every good deeds or services to the parents are counted when they are alive and not after death please. YOU CAN HOWEVER, PERFORM HOLY YAGYA WITH VED MANTRAS.

Rajiv Kumar: How can we conserve veerya totally in body? And what is the benefits of conservation of veerya?
Swami Ramswarup: You are advised to study my book on Brahmcharya in which very answer is there. IT WILL HELP YOU A LOT.

Dhire: One more question LORD KRISHAN IS CALLED AS PURSHUOTTAM. Means complete form of God.
Swami Ramswarup: PUTRUSH+UTTAM = PURUSOHTTAM. PURUSH MEANS SOULS I.E., HUMAN BEINGS, UTTAM MEANS THE MOST SUPERIOR. IN Mahabharta all the kings and public also declared Yogeshwer Krishna as the most superior dignitary amongst the human beings. Please also read my book Bhagwad Geeta a Vedic rahsya. The book is in Hindi worth Rs. 51.00, excluding postal charges. By which you'll be able to know about Shri Krishna, Vyas Muni and Bhagwad Geeta. So Yogeshwer Krishna was not God, but he was equivalent to God.

Dhire: Krishna has created maha-vishnu and vishnu.
Swami Ramswarup: As per original shlok i.e., ten thousand, true shlok of Mahabharta Granth written by Vyas Muni jee, Yogeshwer Krishna did not create Maha-vishnu or Vishnu. According to Vedas too it is not possible.

Dhire: It is said in shastra that four veda come out of Krishna.
Swami Ramswarup: There are six shastras written by ancient rishis who were philosopher of Vedas and ashtnag yoga philosophy and they have never written the above contents.

Dhire: And also in guru-charitra it says that human life is not possible to understand VEDAS.
Swami Ramswarup: Four Vedas have been given by God for human beings to be happy always. And this fact is also mentioned in Yajurveda mantra 40/8, so how the above content has been written is not understood. As in the ancient times same is at present time that people are studying Vedas and getting permanent peace with all assets and long happy life. I have been also blessed by God and my Guru Maharaj that I have learnt four Vedas. So how guru-charitra book has written the above contents, is not understood please.

Dhire: From Guru-Charita it says that even Brahma can not fully understand Veda then how can we human understand it?
Swami Ramswarup: Manusmriti has been written by Rishi Manu. In shlok 1/23 it is clearly mentioned that Brahma studied four Vedas from Agni, Vaayu, Aditya and Angira Rishis. And thereafter the other men and women used to study Vedas up till now. So how the above contents have been written, is not understood.

Dhire: We say that Rudra abhishek pooja and astrolgy does not exists in Veda. My answer to this question can help me to get bright picture.
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please rudra abhishek Pooja and present astrology is not mentioned in eternal knowledge of Vedas which emanates direct from God at the beginning of the earth.

Paithane Ganesh D: Please tell me details about Geeta Granth & when it was written, who is the writter, what is the benefit of Geeta?
Swami Ramswarup: Geeta Granth has been written by Vyas Muni. Actually Vyas Muni jee wrote Mahabharta Granth. Geeta is an extract of Bheesham Parv (chapter) of Mahabharta Granth. I will advice you to my book named, "Shrimad Bhagwat Geeta- Ek Vedic rahsya", the book in in Hindi and you'll get knowledge about Geeta and Vyas Muni and Shri Krishna. Price Rs. 51.00, excluding postal charges.

BVS Manian: How to attain Moksha from birth, death and rebirth? After reaching a material goal in loukik life, it seems nothing has been attained. When wealth comes, a sort of fear comes that God goes away, with whose support, I attained the materialistic goal. How to transcend this fear? How to perceive God's permanent feeling with me?
Swami Ramswarup: Your views shows that you have some effect on your mind of your past spiritual/pious worship/deeds. The human body is only meant for attaining moksh by real worship of Almighty God. Moksh means to kill all the deeds of previous and present lives, which were required to be faced. Moksh (salvation) is awarded by God and such path has been enlightened by the God Himself in the eternal knowledge of Vedas. So I would like you to refer to the article on Vedas for your information.

To attain salvation (moksh) one must listen to Vedas carefully and must obey the teachings of Vedas in life, in action. So he who listens to Vedas, does Yajyen/hawan, makes contact with the learned Acharya of Vedas and yoga philosophy, does name jaap daily, does practice of ashtang yoga daily, always follows the religious path of Vedas, Shastras , upnishad and other holy granths which tell about moksh, then the aspirant sure becomes " Jigyasu" and becomes ascetic. He leaves all the worldly materialistic desires and with the result of practice of above mentioned path, at last he attains Asampragyat Samadhi, in which he realizes God and gets salvation. This all is in short and can be briefed in person, before coming ascetic, one must follow the above path in action while discharging all his moral duties towards family, society and nation and you are very much right that mere achievement of materialistic/worldly articles throws us away from God, peace brotherhood, mercy etc, etc.

Dhanesh Padhya: I stopped murthy pooja partially, and doing havan daily. My one family member told me that how can one change so fast she is doing pooja from childhood. My relative and her friends say complaint that I do not adore one Guru of Mumbai whom they believe is God.

Swami Ramswarup: Sure, you have got the result of your pious/spiritual deeds of previous lives with the result of which you have stopped murti- Pooja even partially and I hope it will be stopped permanently in the near future. There is no reason behind to take avtar by Almighty God who is nursing, destroying and creating the whole universe without taking avtar. If one is worshipping since childhood without listening Vedas then it cannot be told that he is right. At every step, Vedas as well as Yogshastra sutra 1/7 want proof of your each deed. Worship if is according to Vedas/shastras, then it is accepted by God, being authentic. So it is upto the individual that he follows eternal path of Vedas or self-made path. Eternal is eternal i.e. immortal and accepted by God whereas self-made is always destroyed. No any other God can be considered in the world. A soul also cannot be God. If anyone or any saint is following eternal path like ancient Rishis – Kapil, Vyas muni,Guru Vashishth and all kings like Harishchandra, Dashrath, Sri Ram, Sri Krishna and their public etc, then it is o.k. Otherwise question arises that before Bhagwat Geeta, Valmiki Ramayana, shastras (which are true granths even) Sri Ram and Sri Krishna dignitaries, which path was being followed? Truly, at that time nobody knew or nobody used to say any katha, kirtan about Sri Ram, Yogeshwar Krishna and any holy granth, because they did not exist.

It clarifies that only eternal path of Vedas was being followed which could not be changed. Due to illusion, it has been changed and the world is facing trouble, trouble and trouble inspite of worship etc.

I think your true worship now will sure make affect on the mind of your family and will enable the family to follow the true eternal path of Vedas.

I think I have sent you my English books-(1) Vedanta and eternal Vedas' philosophy -part 1 and 2. (2) Yoga- a divine vedas' philosophy wherein it has been clarified according to Vedas, shastras that there is one formless, omnipresent God. Rigveda mantra 1/7/9 and Yajurveda mantra say-EKAHA (one) Patihi Aseet (there is one God only). Further Yajurveda mantra 27/36 say- "Na Jataha Na Janishyati" i.e. equivalent to that one God, neither anybody is born nor will take birth in future so how another God is possible? Can any present God create, nurse and destroy the universe or can such Gods supply air, water, fire, Sun, Moon etc, to the people to live upon? Almighty God is one who only gives and in return never takes. So can any present God give to the public-assets, money, food etc. and never take any single paise from public. Is any present God omnipresent? So we must always follow the preach of God given in Vedas. Yajurveda mantra 40/8 and Rigveda mantra 1/35/11 state Oh! God you are the purest and no any illusion or dirt can touch you. So is there any present God who is away from illusion, dirt etc, and never takes bath etc,. if somebody says that to take bath etc is the work of body only then whether Vedas say that the only one formless, omnipresent God takes body and does deeds etc, from senses, perceptions and body. Vedas state that Havan must be perform in daylight just after sunrise and just before sunset in the evening. Now it is up to the individual that he accepts Vedas or not. So like Shri Ram, Shri Krishna, Harishchandra etc, etc, must follow eternal Vedas path to bring peace and to get salvation while discharging our moral duties which have also been mentioned in Vedas.

Vedas ever deny about avtarvad . Please refer to the article on Avtarvad As they tell you, so you must peacefully and in loving atmosphere must tell about Vedas also. To write names of God etc. has not been mentioned in Vedas but you can do at your own. Because without listening the Vedas nobody can follow the Vedic path. It is very clear any follower or any saint first listened (true or false) and then follow. As regard pravachans or writing etc. Rigveda mantra 1/26/5 states that Oh! Learned Acharya you inspire us to perform Havan with Ved mantras. So it is our humble request please to preach us with the Ved mantras with detailed description very well. Saamved Mantra 50 states --- always listen Vedas. Shastras says Shrutam Tapaha i.e., the listening/studying of Vedas is itself a Tapasya. So learned acharyas do not know about any other Tapasya.

Arwan: I am Hindu But Some one Other Religion Person Asked me Why We Do Worship OF Cow? Why We Use Her Urine As Holy! I answered that It's Scientific fact Cow Urine save from Many Disease so we use it and we worship Cow Because India was Origin of Hindu Religion and India is Agriculture country and Cow Help Farmer lot so It's Holy for Us. But I don't know what is Real True I did this Answer upon my Poor Knowledge Please Send me It's Right Answer so I have to know why we do Worship of Cow Why we Believe it's Home of 33000000 God And Goddess. And WHEN GOD is one why we believe and do worship of 33000000 God And Goddess

Swami Ramswarup: According to Vedas God has preached that every animals, birds etc., must not be killed and must be saved. To take any meat/wine or any addiction is prohibited. However, in case of cow the cow has extraordinary qualities based on which she is to be worshiped. Worship is a English word. Actually Vedic culture is eternal emanates direct from God. In Vedic culture there is a word Pooja which has been translated in English as worship. Actually Pooja means to give respect and to nurse mother, father, elders, cow etc., with respect and care. When Pooja word is applied for God then it means we with whole heart and soul obey the God and His preach in four Vedas. So the Pooja(worship) of cow means to respect and nurse the cow properly and not worshiop which is being done by the people for God, Goddess etc. Secondly there is only one Almighty, formless, omnipresent God who creates, nurses and destroy the universe. He is only to be worshipped. Vedas never tell to worship 33 crore Goddess etc.

The praise and the best qualities of cow is in all Vedas. From Vedas the praise and her qualities have been mentioned in the following spiritual book, which I have been writing. Milk of cow is the best to nurse the newly born baby and others too. Cow gives birth to calf who becomes bullocks and plough the fields since the beginning of earth by which human beings get food to live upon. So being religious the cow is adorable. In this connection Saamveda mantra 38 says that a king must be adorable and protector of cow. In Saamveda 146 and 160 mantras, cow has been equated to Ved mantras etc. You may send your postal address and I shall send you my writings on cow.

Rajnish: I want to go for a sidhi prapti of Hanumanji or Durga ji. Please suggest how to move in this direction. I want to go in to the sharan of God.
Swami Ramswarup: According to your above statement, Hanumanji is separate dignitary and Almighty God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe is separate. Vedas say about one God only. Rigveda mantra 1/7/9 and Yajurveda mantra say-EKAHA (one) Patihi Aseet (there is one God only).

Richa: Whatever happens in life is it predecided, why ppl want to change their fate or at least increase/decrease the intensity through palmistry, pooja, stones etc. Do all these things really help or is this just a matter of time that our problems are resolved?
Swami Ramswarup: Present palmistry is not mentioned in the eternal knowledge of Vedas. So it is not authentic. Luck is always in the hand of a person and is made by hard working, pious deeds, following eternal path of Vedas, and other holy ancient granths. In this connection, a learned Acharya of Vedas is needed to preach properly.

Richa: As specified in your column State of women in ancient times Mata Sita was not sent to jungle by Sri Ram. so the story of asking Sita for agni pariksha is also not true?
Swami Ramswarup: I mentioned so many times, and within last week also that Mata Sita was asked for Agni Pariksha immediately. When Sri Ram got victory over lanka and killed Ravana. But when she was prepared to jump into the pyre of fire, immediately Sri Ram caught her and saved her. Please, see detailed answer on this website, otherwise send e-mail again. Then Sita was brought back to Ayodhya and never sent back to jungle.

Puja: I wanted to draw your attention towards a website which is run by people who say they left Islam. I wanted to counterattack them but I get very very angry and lose my temper thereby I feel weak at times. I see that when some non-hindus attack and abuse hinduism you never lose your cool how do you do that? I am very proud that I am an Aryan and there is an Aryan who is a real yogi- even though I am nothing compared to you I still feel proud that I was born in the same country where you took birth, The country called bharat and people called Aryans. ,since I realize I am an Aryan in my resent birth My karmas in my previous birth were not that bad I think!
Swami Ramswarup: What you and I can do in this matter when hindus are changing their religion and muslims also. So is the case of I think, other religions. I can only say that conversion must be stopped. However, anyone can listen preach of any religion and whatever he thinks right, he must obey and follow.

Those who abuse they are committing sins. We must promote international brotherhood which is also a part of great worship of Almighty, formless, omnipresent God. Human-being must try always to stop ravages of hatred. Militancy is no solution which is clear from the past experiences but people becoming fundamentalist, do not understand the real preaches of every religion. Yet who so ever is able to understand, he must preach always to live and let live and to promote always international brotherhood, all over the world. This pious task sure gives permanent peace. We must not be selfish but must serve the human-beings.

So to be angry is not a solution and you must also be afraid of, if it could be turned into militancy. God is love and love is God. I thank you for telling me that I do not loose my temper. I think the cause of the same is to make a firm faith that I love humanity, I think if I will give harm to anybody it will be harm direct upon me. If I am hungry and feel hunger then why not a hungry is in trouble. We are a souls, having the same qualities we are not bodies. Human bodies are meant to do pious deeds and services to the humanity, under the law of Almighty God. Hate generates hate and love generates love. Hate breaks, love unites. Unity is strength.

You are right that your previous birth deeds were spiritual as well as pious. We all are Aryans but we have forgotten our eternal knowledge. The whole world is Aryan but within 3000 years, the sects have been introduced. I bless you my daughter, for a long, happy life.

Richa: As it said that yajya and hawan kill the desires and make you satisfied, but even if somebody is satisfied and having minimum desires in life, does he need to do hawan and yajy etc? isn't it more of finding the true happiness in each moment rather than offering things to agni? Isn't meaning and the idea behind the hawan is important rather the the hawan itself?
Swami Ramswarup: agya / havan kills bad desires, which involves human beings to commit sins. Pious desires will always remain. Moreover Yagya is the best worship of the God and generates peace and provides thousand of pious facilities giving long happy life. God Himself has ordered in Vedas to perform Yagya/havan. You're advised to read my book in Hindi named, "Vedic Satsang Sangrah" and "Yajyen Sarvshreshth Ishwar Pooja" for deep details,please. Without worship of God , to get happiness is not possible. Person will be in diseases, sorrows, problems, tensions, jealousy, illusion and after all, he will have to meet with the greatest sad happening of death. Aygya/havan avoids the said sorrows etc.

Prakash Lakhani: I agree with the theory of Karam and Bhog. At the same time I also accept that aii deeds, Good or Bad of a Human SOUL are governed as per wish and direction of the GOD. Keeping this in view, and imagine the start when a Soul was not having any Good or Bad Karam in its account, why GOD selected that Soul and directed it to do Bad deeds?
Swami Ramswarup: According to Yajurveda mantra 7/48, human being is free to do good sins or pious deeds, but result is awarded by God. Therefore God never directs the soul to do any deed.

Raship: Dear Swamiji, I accept you as my guruji. Do you accept me as your shishya? I am a 24 years old girl who is keen to know ALL ABOUT her roots as a hindu. Kindly bless me -I have been wandering since months in search of someone who would educate me . I am a master in commerece and soon to be masters in Computer science yet I feel that I am noone to stand next to the women who existed during the Vedic era. I think I was there as souls are eternal but due to my bad karmas I am here possessing NO VEDIC EDUCATION-God is very merciful and I know/hope you will definitely be kind enough to accept me as your shishya. I wrote earlier but you didn't answer me, I hope this time you will find some time for me.
Swami Ramswarup: Dear daughter your views are appreciated and I bless you for a long happy life. You're a student and you must also concentrate on your hard study and take care of your health too. Please also take permission from your parents so that I can send you my spiritual books to study. You may devote 15 to 20 minutes daily on the books. Time and again you may send your problem which will be solved by answering from here and you can get progress in your study as well as in spiritualism. Every daughter or son like you has capacity to be daughter of ancient times. However, guidance from a spiritual Guru are necessary to follow the religious path. It is not correct to say that you're not getting Vedic education. Otherwise you could not write this e-mail. God is helping you and my blessings are also with you.

Venkatesh Rao: Why & how name kalyug came after Mahabharatha. Whats the kalyug period?
Swami Ramswarup: Name and time of kaliyug is eternal and comes automatically after treta yug. It is unchangeable and comes under the eternal law of creation. But Mahabharta etc., war has no concern with any yug. sSuch incidents can be occurred or not etc. After Mahabharta war when most of the warriors were killed then our mothers, aged, fathers, youngsters, sisters etc., were so shocked that they could not get to contact rishis and the new generation could not get knowledge of Vedas. That is why people are yet innocent about the creation, one formless and omnipresent God and worship etc. Please also refer to my article on Yugas for your information, please.

Venkatesh Rao: Why innocent people always in kashta & sin people enjoys till there life end?
Swami Ramswarup: Innocent people are in sorrows due to lack of knowledge of Vedas/God/ worship and mostly they do deeds against the religion/Vedas being innocent. So such innocent is not appreciated, which causes sorrows/troubles. Human being must be learned. Secondly the people, who are doing sins will face the result in the shape of sorrows, troubles, tensions etc., at a appropriate time. But due to the result of their pious deeds of previous lives their enjoying which is illusion. Please try to read my book Patanjal Yog Darshan Pt I Hindi Vyakhya for the detailed knowledge of sins and pious deeds, if possible. The book is in Hindi with detailed meanings and ideas of Sanskrit sutras. Price is Rs.131. 00 excluding postal charges.

Dhanesh Padhya: I have your book of yagnay I have gone through the vidhi and arth other part is left will be done in day or two and to day I will do practical also, as i understand little due to your good divine personalities as I m doing twice simple havan but is it shanti havan, navachandi, rudri havan are differ from your book mentioned yagya? (though i know only shanti havan done twice at my place during new purchase of home).
Swami Ramswarup: I APPRECIATE YOUR DEEDS. The book contains eternal philosophy of Vedas. And you're performing Yajyen which is called havan/agnihotra also. It is the best worship of the Almighty God and includes peace and other pious deeds/prayers/worship. It differs from navchandi, rudri havan etc., because such havan is not mentioned in Vedas.

Alka: My son expired 3ys back in an accident. Within a year of his death, my daughter conceived & delivered a boy during the Pitru paksh when my son's accident had taken place a year before during those days (pitru paksha) The child born shows all the habits of my son as he is growing. Is it rebirth of my son?
Swami Ramswarup: Sorry please, really it is a heart broken news. No please it is not a rebirth of your son. Habit etc., are due to the love between your son and your daughter. Your daughter have the effect of the habits of your son in her mind. Please alos refer to the article of 'After Death'.

Ilyas Ahmed: I am facing difficulties since long. My business is completely closed. Any business I want to do, I start but after a short period I feel that business is closed. Presently I am feeling myself alone and helpless, neither my family members nor my brother and friends are giving me any type of support. I have many properties, shops, agriculture lands, industrial plot but everything is lying fruitless and closed. I want to start my business again but I feel some unseen power is blocking my ways and stopping me to do anything. kindly tell me this situation is because of enemity, Jadoo or my luck. Kindly reply.

Swami Ramswarup: One must never be nervous. You know Allah is everywhere and helps those who help themselves. One must always do pious and hard deeds with full concentration and devotion. No doubt you'll get success. In the sky there is only one alone sun which rotates alone too. Similarly a hard working person needs no no supports and when he go ahead alone like sun then several will come forward to support him. Please go ahead.

Deepak: What was the name of son of Muni Vyas?
Swami Ramswarup: Vyas Muni's son name was Sukhdev Muni.

S C: 1)I heard that human will get "Adi Daivik" disease, only when he was given enough sorrows to his parents (mata, pita) in past life. This disease is only contains respiratory problem. Is it correct? Please give me answer about Adi Daivik disease, in brief.
2) In social studies book we were read that the ancient "shilayug" peoples were uncivilized and they did not wear the clothes but when we see now a days peoples (in India also) then we can say time has cycled one circle. Therefore now days we are seeing civilized shilayug peoples. What is your view about wearing clothes for men and women? Do you think, there should be a strict dress code made by the government? What is the opinion , views of Vedas and Manu about wearing clothes?
3) Swamiji , I accept your most of all views but I have only 10 percent different views. (I will post that in future). Then also I trying to, reach your messages to peoples. Now I am advertising this site by emails. I want to share this question answers section to my relatives and friends who do not have computer and internet. If you feel comfortable and if you have enough printed copies of it, please send 10 copies.
Swami Ramswarup: 1:- The punishment based on the sins is awarded only by God. So it can not be told that what type of punishment- like Adi Daivik, has been awarded, based on which deeds. There are three type of " Taap" - (1) Adi Bhautik (2) Adi Daivik (3) Adhyatmik (1)Adi Bhautik- Means sufferings from fever, snake bite etc. due to illusion. (2) Adi Daivik-Means the sufferings given by non-alive Dev like Earth, Air and water etc, in the shape of earthquakes, Cyclones and floods. (3) Adhyatmik- Mental worries.

2:- Until the knowledge of Vedas was given to people, nobody could be learned. Still the people in dense jungle live without clothes, without home, without science etc. When knowledge was attained the science got progress and people start making house, wearing clothes etc, etc,. and one must wear the clothes properly to cover the body.

3:- Two books in English have been printed and can be sent on receipt of your postal address, please.

ANUPAMA: kya bikharion ko bheek deni chahiye?
Swami Ramswarup: AAJKAL KE BHIKHARI KO BHEEKH DENA SUCHMUCH PAAP HAI. VEDO MEIN DAAN KI BAAT KAHI HAI BHEEKH KI NAHI.DAAN KE UPER MAINE BAHUT ANSWERS ESI WEB SITE PER DIYE HAI. DAAN ADHIKARI KO DIYA JATA HAI. JO VIDVAN HOTA HAI, VEDO KA GYATA BRAHMIN HOTA HAI VO BHIKHARI NAHI HOTA.

Priya: I would like to know about the "shri patham" written by saint Ved Vyas or Kapil muni and where is the scripture available.what does the scripture say.
Swami Ramswarup: Vyas Muni has written Mahabharata episode and Vedanta shastra but he has not written Shri Patham. Kapil Muni has written Sankhaya shastra and not 'Shri Patham', please.

Jeane: What are the meanings of namah and mana.
Swami Ramswarup: Mana means mind and Namah means namaste as to bow before learned.

G M Chaudhari: I wish to attend Yoga Camp which will be conducted in future. Kindly keep me informed.
Swami Ramswarup: Ok please . Please remind during march '07 as yoga camp is scheduled to be held in April' 07.

Jai: My father has taken to drinking for the last 30 years. When he is not drinking, he is religious. Please advice what is the way so that problem is solved and everything will be in good shape.
Swami Ramswarup: Thanking you please. Drinking or any addiction is strictly prohibited by God in Vedas. This destroys the life not only the person who drinks but effects whole family like your father's case. So please advice him with the peace of mind to stop drinking. It cannot be told the person is religious and side by side he drinks and takes non-veg. Such worship is not accepted by God. Your dedication towards your father have gone in vain as yet such gentlemen are not aware of any preach, cooperation or dedication etc., being slaves of their five senses and tastes. Drinking invites them daily to enjoy which is totally harmful, insulted, decreasing life and increasing several diseases/sorrows etc., etc. Diabetic and high BP person are totally destroying their family to follow such dangerous path of drinking etc. Please advice him deeply and seriously not to drink in future. He must throw mercy on you by avoiding money which is being wasted on sins. Firstly you may ban the money to purchase wine but it must be slowly- slowly banned with full advice of medical authorities which help in case of such persons who want to leave drinking. You may send e-mail again.

Mridula: As a student, I will like to build my interest in studies. How can I do it?
Swami Ramswarup: My daughter, it is a moral duty of a student to concentrate on hard study and to look after his health. Avoid bad society always concentrate on your Brahmacharya. Awake early in the morning and after bath- brush etc., do holy name jaap of God at least for 15 minutes. Go for morning walk and light exercises daily. Take plenty of water i.e., at least 15 -to 20 glass in a day. Always respects your parents, elders and teachers. Must be soft spoken, avoid TV to see bad scenes, films etc. this all will help you to concentrate in your study. Whatever you study and learn, try to write on rough book a lot without seeing books etc. I have written a book on Brahmacharya in Hindi, that can be sent free of cost to you. The book is specially meant for students.

Dhanesh Padhya: I do havan every day 1 time during the sunlight as you suggested. Swamiji what should I do instead of havan when I am on outing?Can I do after sunset?
Swami Ramswarup: You're going on the best pious deed and worship of God. Really God is pleased. You can do havan after sunset also if in daylight is not possible. Because you'll sure get the spiritual benefit for the same.

CK Vatsa: 'Dwa Suparna Suja Sakhaya..' clearly points to 'Traitwad'. How did 'Adwaitwad come into existence?
Swami Ramswarup: Present advaitwad looks to be self made due to not studying Vedas regularly and traditionally, please.

Malini: How can I increase my concentration and devotion towards God?
Swami Ramswarup: My daughter your views on spiritualism and interest their on are appreciated. This human body is meant for the same while discharging all moral duties. Avoid bad society always concentrate on your Brahmacharya. Awake early in the morning and after bath- brush etc., do holy name jaap of God at least for 15 minutes. Go for morning walk and light exercises daily. Take plenty of water i.e., at least 15 -to 20 glass in a day. Always respects your parents, elders and teachers. Must be soft spoken, avoid TV to see bad scenes, films etc. this all will help you to concentrate in your study. Whatever you study and learn, try to write on rough book a lot without seeing books etc. I have written a book on Brahmacharya in Hindi, which can be sent, to you on receipt of your postal address if you so desire, please. The book is specially meant for students. Please try to study Vedas and holy books which throws light on worship and moksh. I'll also advice you to study my 2 or 3 books on spiritualism based on Vedas, shastras etc., in Hindi, if possible. Always do pious deeds and try to recite Gayatri mantra both times and havan from Gayatri mantra. Try to learn asan, pranayaam and meditation locally. I am and can't teach you. For any problem you may send e-mail.

Dhanesh Padhya: Is Arya Samaj sanstha by Dayanand Sarswati ji can guide me or preach me about Vedas?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please.You can contact the above sanstha. You are also advised to study my two- three books on Vedas to gain the knowledge at the beginning.

S Yogi: I read your comments about todays' Saint and Sadhu, who are after money and does not know about Vedas. This may be true, but how you suggest that government should ban these sadhu? Your thinking are bit voilent, to know true nature of Sadhu is your job, You swami should enlighten public about True Guru not by critisizing them but your deed. Do good things and People shall understand who is true? Leave it to people to decide. True Gold shine in all circumstances.
Swami Ramswarup: Your comments are good. I do not criticize but I try to throw light of eternal knowledge of Vedas on public. It is a fundamental law that until knowledge is given, knowledge can not be attained. Can any baby learn any language or maths, science etc., until he is provided with facilities to learn the knowledge by anybody else. Public is innocent. Mostly people do not know Vedas then how public can decide about true or false gurus? Valmiki Ramayana, Bhagwad Geeta, Shastra and other ancient holy books are true and the same have been written by those learned dignitaries who knew Vedas as well as practiced Ashtang yoga philosophy. My submission is this that the saint who does not know Vedas and does not practice Ashtang yoga philosophy, then how he can tell the true Vedic meaning of the shastras, Upanishads, Bhagwad Geeta etc., written by learned of Vedas and philosopher of Ashtang yoga? Can a scientific language of a scientist be made understood to a man who has never studied in any school etc? Really criticism is bad but true speaking is not sin. And people are free to tell their views against me also. But I never tell my views, I state always according to Vedas, Shastras, Upanishads, Bhagwad Geeta, Guru Granth Sahib and all ancient spiritual books. Secondly it is a spiritual matter. If ministers, leaders, etc., etc., will start study of Vedas then they at their own (personal) level can throw the light of true Vedas on the public. It is a matter of knowledge. He who has studied Vedas and practised Ashtang yoga, he only can tell about the eternal knowledge of Vedas which emanates direct from God. So people are innocent in this matter. And Govt., can never be approached because they are also innocent in the matter of Vedic philosophy. I never shoulder Vedic views to anybody. I only serve the God and people while giving answers to the questions of the loving public. I never tell to obey. One must discuss the spiritualism if soul accepts himself then it is okay otherwise I have told many times to go ahead at their own. True gold never shines in all circumstances, please. Suppose gold is covered with coal/ dust/mud etc., then its shining is hidden. Even if in day light when sun is covered with dark clouds fully then shining rays of light of sun are hidden and darkness starts. It is also told that everything that glitters is not gold. So truth comes out when questions/ answers/ discussion starts. In the ancient times shastrarth used to take place but now a days it has been stopped with the result illusion is seen. After Mahabharta war the knowledge of the Vedas due to one or the other reason was stopped to be given and hence illusion. I thank you again to send your comments which has enabled me to express Vedic views here. However, everybody is free to adopt any path. But discussion is not bad. Every religious person are now trying to spread their religion, so am I. However, Vedas are not sects. I would like to suggest you to read the article on Vedas' philosophy.

Mariah: Is is wrong to love a boy of different caste? Is it wrong if I want to get married to that person? Is it not wrong that my parents are not agreeing to my marriage just because of caste? In this situation what should I do?
Swami Ramswarup: It is not wrong if boy is settled well and both sides are agreed and boy and girl are having good qualities and are of a required age.

K.G. Vinod: Kindly suggest me one name for my son.
Swami Ramswarup: Congratulations on the occasion of the birth of your loving son. Aditya (which means immortal as well as light) and Akshay (which can't be destroyed) are two names and you can select one of them please.

Rashmi: Please say importance of BUTTERFLY ASSANA in yoga.
Swami Ramswarup: It is beneficial for digestion and to make the bones flexible. But main importance of Asans is to make the body able to do pranayaam easily and beneficially.

S K Dubey: 1. What is sprituality? 2. What is the difference between "Spirit" & "Soul"? 3. How soul's transaction after death can be explained scientifically? 4. Is soul a kind of energy which keeps the body alive & then transforms after death?
Swami Ramswarup: 1- To listen eternal knowledge of Vedas and religious books on the subject of matters, deeds and worship and to follow the same, is spirituality.

2- As far as worldly meanings are concerned, both are same. But some people consider spirit as ghost which is wrong. According to the Vedas, soul resides in body and when a person is declared dead, it means soul has gone out. soul being immortal, Soul takes next birth according to deeds, good or bad. From death to rebirth, soul remains in Sushupt avastha i.e., like in coma. So soul cannot be a ghost.

3- Up till now, it has not been possible by the science to prove rebirth. See that any baby of human-being or animal, birds etc., is afraid of death. Question arises when the baby has no experience of death, being newly born, then why is he afraid of death? So it means the baby has got experiences of death in the past life.

4- Yes please. Soul itself is energy, has limited power too. Five senses, five perceptions and mind + body only do deeds when soul resides in body.

Asha Luthra: I am so confused as to which mantra is the most effective one. I was told to do different mantras on different days.
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas only tell worship of one Almighty God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. He is formless, omnipresent, omniscient beyond calculation beyond imagination i.e. have unlimited qualities. So better if a person worships the God who has provided us with all goods etc., to recite His name 'OM' or Gayatri mantra under advise of a learned Acharya and it is enough.

S Goel: As per vastu my house south side is low which is resulting negative effects. Please is there a remedy for it?
Swami Ramswarup: The description of Vastu-shastra is not mentioned in eternal knowledge of God in Vedas. And sorrows etc., are due to the result of our past lives deeds. So I will advise you to perform daily 'Havan' and Holy name jaap of God to overcome problems.

Surya Ianala: Jyotish shastras are part of vendanta, but how old are they, is there any record of later developments added to the original one, and who is the first recipient of this knowledge?
Swami Ramswarup: Present Jyotish Shastra is not part of Vedas please.

Sridhar: I am facing serious health problems.
Swami Ramswarup: Sorry listen to your problem please. I pray God for early recovery. Your case totally requires medical treatment. In addition if you please come to India you may come to me also and I will try my level best to help you.

Vimal: I am facing severe problems due to a financial dispute.
Swami Ramswarup: You are advised to perform Holy Havan daily even from Gayatri Mantra both time. Also sit in a room lonely and recite Gayatri Mantra by heart or at least twenty minutes both time with closed eyes. Pray God daily to settle your problem. Take help of aged and learned person in talking with a party to settle the case. However I will advise you to please work hard to earn money for the family. Do not depend only on the matter of recovery of money from the party. God will help you. Difficulties are to be faced and one must never be nervous. Be brave and try to earn money with your hard working.

Sukhvinder Singh: maharaj mai daily ek onkar waheguru ka jaap aur kabhi kabhi havan karta hoon bahut kasht se gujara ho raha hai phir bhi jaap se shanti milti hai kya paisa milega ya aur koi mantra bhi padna hoga......? mai sikh dharam ka hoon.
Swami Ramswarup: It is mentioned in Shri Guru Vani "Ved Onkar nirmai" So you do Havan is good as said in Vedas jaap of a Ek onkar is also good. Please try to do both the worship daily. Vedas as well as Shri Guruvani inspires us to do pious deeds and hard working and to earn the money. So please be brave and go ahead and you will sure get money.

Aditi: I tried to write my question in hindi: Yadi Bhagwan sab jagah hai(sarvavyapak hai), to kya bhagwan gandi nali, keechar etc.. mein bhi hai? Yadi haan to kya praman hai
Swami Ramswarup: God has unlimited qualities, that is why, He is God whereas soul has unlimited qualities and is separate from God. God is one and there is no other God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe and who is omnipresent.

Anita: Somebody asked me: Rishi Yajnavalkya of Brahadarnayak Upnishad had two wives..Gargi & Maitrayee. How can he be called rishi muni if he was married? That too He had two wives? He could be sadhu,sant or brahamin but can't be a Rishi? Could you please elaborate?
Swami Ramswarup: Your question clarify that you are not in touch with eternal arya/sanatan Hindu culture. More than ninety percent of Rishis of ancient time were married. We must think if a sant can worship God and as per today's sant's said statement that they realize God then why not eternal Rishis-munis can do. According to Vedas next to God is Rishi. Rishi means who has studied four Vedas deeply, has practiced ashtang Yoga philosophy, had been performing Holy Yajyen and name jaap of God and with the result he has seen Ved mantras with in Him(not out of body) and this all has been done by Rishis according to the eternal knowledge of Vedas emanates direct from GOD. This said tapasya has no relation with the matter of marriage i.e., Rishi can be married or unmarried. Even Shri Ram and Shri Krishna were perfect married Rishi and Yogi. Rishi/Munis actually do not know the philosophy of saints as how to saints realize God?

Anita: How many mantras in Rigved, and other Vedas support that "Ishwar sarvvyapak hai"? Kindly, give the numbers or index of those mantras,so that I can easily find out.
Swami Ramswarup: Most of the Ved mantras state fundamental law of GOD which cannot be changed that God is Almighty, formless, omnipresent, omniscient, beyond calculation and beyond imagination i.e., has unlimited qualities, please see only one Yajurveda mantra 40/8. To make counting and index will not enable an aspirant to realize God. All Rishi/Muni listened Vedas and the eternal practice must be continued to overcome the illusions and false paths etc.

Vishal: I feel Advaita is well said in Vedas. From the principles of God being omnipresent and part of God being FULL in all respect as God is complete and so part of God is also complete.
Swami Ramswarup: Present advaitwad is not mentioned in Vedas. God can not be divided into parts. A chain has beads which are in parts but thread is not in parts. I accept the principle of Vedas being eternal knowledge emanates direct from God which never tells about present advaitwad.

Vishal: In my body God exists(Since God is omnipresent). If I divide my body in to infinite divisions, in each of these divisions God exists (again, since God being omnipresent). And infinity means never ending. So in my body there are never ending number of the same God. Correct or not?
Swami Ramswarup: Body being non-alive and destructible can be divided into parts but not alive almighty God or soul. Soul is not almighty. When body has been divided then God is not only present into every divided parts of the body but is also present between the space of the every body as He (God) was before.

Vishal: Again part of God is God in full as God is complete well stated by poornamadah poornamidam poornat mantra.
Swami Ramswarup: Parts of God are not possible. The meaning of puranmada.. (Atharvaveda 10/8/29) does not apply in case of parts, etc.

Vishal: So my body is built by infinite number of God.
Swami Ramswarup: God is one and not in infinite numbers.

Vishal: Thus in every minutest of minutest particle God exists. Thus everything is God. Everything is within God and God is within everything. God is both macrocosm and microcosm.
Swami Ramswarup: Not only in minutest but out of the parts also as before. If everything is god then who is the commander of the universe?

Vishal: Hope this explains to your question that HOW GOD CAN BE OMNIPRESENT IF EVERYTHING IS GOD?
Swami Ramswarup: Omnipresent means he is within all the matters. When matters are God then Omnipresent word cannot be used.

Vishal: Since God is omnipresent everything is God, Advaita wadis says.
Swami Ramswarup: When God is omnipresent then His presence is required in some matters.

Vishal: Also according to Advaita every object however minute or big is GOD in FULL, NOT part of GOD as you think Advaita wadis believe.
Swami Ramswarup: Object word clarifies that object is separate and God is separate.

Vishal: This universe(prakriti) is God means sun, moon stars etc etc are all God in full according to Advaita and Not like sun is a part of God , moon another part etc.

Swami Ramswarup: From prakriti matters are created and not from God, please.

Vishal: Also, ourself, feeling of I is God but one man gains nothing by worship of self or other things in this nature as it is God according to Advaita.
Swami Ramswarup: When there is no any other matter except God then who is worshipping to whom?

Vishal: So in this world where everything is God , we should worship the those who are aware of their true self, who being omnipresent have assumed forms like Shiva, Vishnu and Durga. They are the real God.
Swami Ramswarup: When everything is God then what is the justification to be converted in shape of Shiva, Vishnu etc.?

Vishal: So no need to change/modify the traditional Hinduism and varnasrama dharma. This is the religion to be followed.
Swami Ramswarup: Enternal knowledge can never be changed please. Whosoever can try, he will be failed.

Nitin: I am feeling depressed and I am not sure what will happen. I feel like dying
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas tell to think for pious desires only which is called sankalp and not otherwise. So it will be a sin even to think about death. Please do not be nervous. Be brave. We have to face the difficulties bravely and not to surrender. Please try hard and worship God then everything will be okay. You know there are hardly a house on the earth wherein sickness does not exist. So why to worry, arrange the medical treatment. I advice you to chant gayatri mantra both times at least for one half an hour each time. Also try to do havan from gayatri mantra and pray God to bless you to finish the problem. I think you'll sure get relief. So my blessings are also with you for a long happy life of the family.

Amit Dua: I want to know what are the meaning of Yogic terms "Urdvaretas" and "Brahmvarchas"?
Swami Ramswarup: Urd means to go up but word varetas is not clear. Brahamvarchas means the knowledge of God (Tej and Oj in Hindi).

Monika: Is this possible to attain an attractive and beautiful body and face using Vedas. Some People are lucky to get that physical beauty which every eye searches in this world. So is this possible to achieve external beauty using Ved Mantras. If Yes, Please give me those mantras to achieve flawless and ageless beauty.
Swami Ramswarup: Physical charm is not everlasting and he who seeks in young age he always repents, weeps, and disturbed in old age. Better if we try to know ourself that is soul and god within soul. Or we try to gain divine qualities being human being which are evergreen.

Monika: I have heard lot about Karmas. Bad 'karmas' give us bad effect and good 'karmas' give good effect. In some holy speeches I have heard that we have to pay the penalty of our bad 'Karmas' in this present birth only. Then why in some other books its mentioned that whatever we do in out previous birth we get the result according to that. So is this the previous birth sins that we are getting bad times in this birth or out current birth sins?
Swami Ramswarup: Please refer to the article on Karma at the website. So Rigveda mantra 10/135/1-3 state that this birth is meant to face the result of previous lives' deeds and the deeds done here at present will be faced in the future births. This process will continue till a man attains salvation.

Monika: Is this possible even after doing lot of sins and Bad karmas, to live life normally in every birth, if we have guilt of what we did and if we want to improve after doing innumerous bad karmas. Can we nullify the bad effects of our bad karmas completely by doing some good karmas. what is the ratio?
Swami Ramswarup: Not possible please to live life normally. The soul will have to take birth in the bodies of birds, animals etc., to face sorrows, etc. According to Atharvaveda mantra 9/10/16 also. Yes please it is possible to kill the bad karmas by listening/studying Vedas, performing Yajyen with Ved mantras, practising ashtang yoga philosophy, jaap of holy name of God, attending satsang/preach  of learned acharyas who know Vedas, etc. Time limit is based on devotion of time and tapsya for the same.

Monika: Is this possible to achieve 'Moksha'?
Swami Ramswarup: The moksh can be achieved by adopting the above path.

Monika: "OM" is also written as "AUM" we also utter the divine word according to the spelling i.e it starts with a open mouth "a" then a circled lip "u" then finally closed mouth tongue tounching the tip of buccal cavity "M". I have had heard somewhere that "OM" can also be uttered as "ong" because of the (bindi or . ). What is the real correct pronunciation? Please help me know it.
Swami Ramswarup: You have correctly said but never pronounce as ong. However this pious name and gayatri mantra must be listened from the mouth of an acharya with its meaning.

Vinti: Which is the best time to do something?
Swami Ramswarup: Every time is best, being made by God, but one must worship God first before starting any work, etc. Please refer to more answers on similar topics.

Baljit Singh: In Punjab every city their is a Christian schools so next generation of hindus and sikhs they may lose their touch with dharma. Why don't we open more schools of Sikh or Hindu religion?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes you're right please. Everybody has right to spread his religion and we being Indians must open such schools to spread Vedic eternal knowledge.

Dinesh: First of all I want to thank you for spreading the knowledge of Vedas and Yoga. My question is what are five "Yums" and five "Dums" according to yoga philosophy Also, Please tell me "Dharam ke das Lakshan" (Ten signs of Dharma).
Swami Ramswarup: Five yams are ---- satya, ahimsa, astey, brahamcharya, aprigrah. Five niyams are--- sauch, santosh, tap, swadhayay, ishwar prannidha. In this connection you're advised to study my book on Patanjal Yog Darshanm- Hindi Vyakhaya for details. DHARAM KE DAS LAKSHANN --- DHRITI, KHASMA, DUM, ASTEY, SAUCH, INDRIYA-NIGRAH, DHEE, VIDYA, SATYA, AKRODH.

Dhanesh Padhya: In one answer related to bhagwat geet your good self said that originally it was 10000 shloks and how come 110000 increase. But Swamiji where even 10000 figure is come from, pls. as the original figure? I do not doubt but out of the jigysa I am requesting your divine self to answer this.
Swami Ramswarup: Please correct that I told about Mahabharat and not Bhagwatgeeta. Vyas Muni wrote 4,400 shalokas and 5,600 shalokas of Mahabharata were written by the disiples of Vyas Muni. And rest of the shalok had been added.

Amit: Who was Shri Ram's great grandfather?
Swami Ramswarup: King Aja was the father of King Dashrath and grandfather of Shri Ram.

Virender Dhingra: In January 2004 my Shani Mahadasha started. I am facing some problems and some astrologer told me that it is due to Mahadasha of Shani. Was searching for the same and came across Vedmandir. It really excellent. I do not find the words to describe how I am feeling after going through some of the material. Is that true about piplad uvach and from where i can have that prayer?
Swami Ramswarup: In Vedas there is no mention of the effect of Shani dev etc. Sorrows or happiness are always the result of previous lives' deeds sin or pious, which we have to face please. To kill the deeds one should do holy name jaap of God, practice of yoga philosophy and study of Vedas, shastras and holy granths. I think you will feel sure relief. We have to face the difficulties but must not be demoralized. The god has given us a strength in the shape of mind to think and to do pious deeds to solve the problem. Please do hard working and pious deeds and you'll get success.

Sameer: Why does we do shikha vanadana to touch that place on head or what is reason for touch that place only?
Swami Ramswarup: It is religious custom please and we feel peace.

Sonal: What does Arjuna mean?
Swami Ramswarup: Meaning of Arjuna is praiseworthy handsome.

S C: Swamiji why Aryans criminate the dead body by agni sanskar?
Swami Ramswarup: Because it is told in Yajurveda mantra 40/15 and also in Yajurveda chapter 39th. Aryans always follow the preach of Vedas being eternal and emanates direct from God. Secondly cremation kills all the germs of dead body which are harmful to the public.

S C: What is difference between agnisanskar and dhaffan?
Swami Ramswarup: Agni-sanskaar means cremation but its correct name is ANTESHATI SANSKAR. Daffan means to place the dead body in a grave (by digging the earth).

S C: What happens to the soul when we cremate the dead body by agni sanskar or by dhaffan?
Swami Ramswarup: Soul goes out from the body then only body is declared dead. Soul is eternal and immortal and takes next birth according to deeds.

S C: Swamiji some peoples says Sri Krishna looks so young like 25 years aged person, even when he was 125 years of age. Is it true ? how is this possible?
Swami Ramswarup: It may be true in case of Yogi and Shri Krishna was a Yogeshwar.

S C: Harischandra sold himself to pay the money to Viswamitra. It shows that selling of humans was there in kruth yug also. This shows that veshya system is present is kruth yug also. If not how the veshya system generated in the Indian culture?
Swami Ramswarup: No please, it is not true. Because it was spiritual task wherein Vishwamitr jee demanded Guru Dakshinna. And it is a duty of a disciple to give Guru dakshinna who is a philosopher of Vedas and Ashtang yoga philosophy. Also Vishwamitr jee returned the kingdom to king Harishchandra and Harishchandra lost nothing but gained.

S C: I heard that yogi Changdev (Maharashtra) lived 900 years. But you are said that human only live 400 years. How this is possible?
Swami Ramswarup: 400 years has been mentioned in Yajurveda mantra 3/62. now we have to decide whether we obey eternal knowledge of Vedas which emanates direct from God or otherwise.

S C: In Vedas God said that he will protect to all peoples, who performs daily yajna. But in ancient Takhashila university the students and the tutors daily performs yajna but that university is destroyed? Please give brief information about Takhashila university.
Swami Ramswarup: It also depends for a king to save or not. However the justice is done at last by God. So it is also mentioned in Atharvaveda that those who harms the rishis or Vedas, God destroys them with root. Therefore Aurangzeb who destroyed the Takshila University was given punishment.

Dhanesh Padhya: Why do not your good self convert all your books, pravachan convert in other regional language?
Swami Ramswarup: Your views are highly appreciated please. I shall deeply think over it, you please try to make contact with me and I will inform you when I will be free to do such a pious deed.

Virender Singh: Could you describe that what is the meaning of bhagvan, devta and rishi and describe the difference also?
Swami Ramswarup: BHAGWAN: The meanings are always based on authentic knowledge of Vedas/shastras. And not based on self creation. In Atharvaveda mantra 3/16/5 the meaning of Bhagwan is God. The literal meaning of Bhagwan is glory, fortune, wealth, supremacy, grandeur, majesty, greatness, etc., etc. So meaning of Bhagwan is, he who has all such divine qualities. The another meaning of Bhagwan is also "a Yogi" who after worshipping God by yoga philosophy and by studying Vedas etc., attains all such divine qualities but such Yogi can not create the universe. So a Yogi is not Braham but equivalent to Braham. And is addressed as Bhagwan. 'Dhan' + 'wan' = 'Dhanwan'. 'Dhan' means assets and 'wan' means holder, so 'dhanwan' means who holds assets, money etc., similarly 'Bhag'+ 'wan' = 'Bhagwan'. 'Bhag' means as mentioned above i.e., glory, etc., etc. So he who holds glory etc., etc., he is called Bhagwan and he is a Rishi/Yogi. So Sri Ram and Sri Krishna and any Rishi Muni like Pipplad, Vyas, etc., can be called Bhagwan.

DEVTA: There are five alive devtas- mother, father, atithi, Acharya and God. Devta means one who gives something. Mother gives birth, father nurses etc., atithi gives knowledge, Acharya gives full knowledge to attain salvation and Almighty God has given everything to human beings.

Rishi means mantradrishta i.e., he who by studying Vedas and practicing Ashtang yoga philosophy attains Samadhi and sees Ved mantras within him.

Dhanesh Padhya: It is really horrible and terrifying thing I came to know from you that in Bhagwat Grantha people have added the shloka, its very sad. Swamiji just tell me is there any mahatmya or punya of visiting Kailash Mansarover or Amarnath Baba? And what is he importance of Ekadashi and Sankshthi?
Swami Ramswarup: As per Vedas, shashtras and holy granths God is realised within human body. So one has to do the worship by which the chitta vrittis, are controlled. As regards ekadashi etc., the days are created by God and all are pious, if we use the days to do the pious days according to Vedas, shastras etc.

Meenakshisundaram: Air is all around us but a fan can collect the surrounding air and pointing to one place. Same way can we take it granted temples are focussing universal power to one particular point. Am I correct swamiji? Some one says that if we are meditating in the river side or hill we could get better result. Is this statement correct swamiji?
Swami Ramswarup: Fan is rotating but temple not. Rivers and hills are almost at a lonely place and therefore are beneficial for meditation.

Laila: Why is shiva portrayed in a bad way in regards to eroticism and ascentism?
Swami Ramswarup: Actually this all is mentioned in purans and learned of Vedas never recommend to study purans please being against the Vedas.

Rashmi: I want to ask specific nutritive and fat dissloving ability of ridyegourd (lokki) juice. Is it helpful to reduce fat faster?
Swami Ramswarup: May be possible but I have not got its experiences in any person or lady.

Baijnath Goel: Please guide me on these questions - chandra amavas vaas kahan?
Swami Ramswarup: In Yajyen and human body.

Baijnath Goel: kahan hari ka dwar?
Swami Ramswarup: Within human body at agya chakra, nasagre and in heart.

Preetam: What is the difference between horoscope and astrology? and do they have real impact on human life?
Swami Ramswarup: According to Vedas the above has no concern with human life please.

Nithin: What are the names of the different chakras in the human body according to this mantra: "ashtachakra navadwara devanam purodhdhya, tasyam hiranyayah koshah swargo jyotishavritah" (Atharvaveda 10-2-31). I have read that they are the six chakras - muladhara, swadhistan, manipura, anahata, visuddha, ajna; the main chakra - sahasrara; and another chakra called 'surya chakra'. I have read that there is also a chakra called 'chandra chakra'; and that sahasrara chakra cannot be called a chakra for it is total communion with God. What exactly are the names of these chakras?
Swami Ramswarup: muladhar chakra, swadhishthan chakra,  manipurak chakra, anahat chakra, kanth chakra, lalna chakra, agya chakra, sastrar chakra.

Dhanesh Padhya: I read one of your answer mentioned about Ramayana happend before 9 crore years, how? My kathakar Shri Bhupendra Pandya ji told in his CD its 7000 years (its shown on astha also). I am confused but I believe your divine self more. So, pls. let me know this how?
Swami Ramswarup: I think erroneously it was printed as nine crore, actually the Valmiki Ramayna was written before one crore eighty one lakh forty nine thousand years.

Rupali: There are people who are calling mantras to bring harm on me and my family.
Swami Ramswarup: Such mantras are false and you need not to worry. Only Ved mantras are true which are always beneficial for human beings.

Surya: Some mantras end with swaha and some with namah. Can you please tell me which one is used when and what is the significance of each?
Swami Ramswarup: Ved mantra always ends with swaha. and swaha is pious and divine word, the best.

Swamiji's answers received before November 2006


Jhon: If Kalki yog has passed 2005 years then how many yaers before God comes to earth?
Swami Ramswarup: God is eternal and is everywhere and every time present. The universe is destroyed but God not.

Vikas L. Acharya: Regarding Idol worship in Hinduism, it seems that Hindus do not worship idol, they worship God through an idol. Not everybody is equally intelligent/strong.So they use various kinds of tools to experience God. Hindus believe God is everywhere; therefore they are not idol worshippers. God idol is meant to help the human mind that need to focus on a name and a form for support. So human has choice to experience God as Nirgun-Nirakara, Saguna-Nirakara, and Saguna-Sakara. Ultimately motive and objective is the same, obtaining blessings of God. It seems okay to worship God through forms, symbols, names (mantras) and idols (murtis), if devotee intentions are practical and not false belief that God is inside Idol or in Temple only. Not everyone is blessed with true spiritual gurus, and lucky obtain real knowledge of supreme lord AUM. Your views please..
Swami Ramswarup: The God's worship is in Vedas which emanate direct from God, wherein idol worship is not mentioned. I have previously quoted several examples that idol worship is not required. For-example you know me and i also know you, we both reside in bodies. Being souls and souls are also shapeless. So we know each other, but how? Only on the basis of qualities and not on the basis of statue/photos etc. If you or I will try hard then we can also meet together. This is worldly example even. So on the basis of the qualities of the God as mentioned in Vedas, God is known and when an aspirant follow/obey the path of Vedas i.e., worship, ashtang yoga practice, listening of Vedas, yagya etc., under guidance of an acharya, then he attians samadhi i.e., realizes God too. So, as per Vedas, no need of idol worship/through an idol/non- intelligency/self-made various kinds of tools etc.

If someone believe that God is everywhere the why he avoid wine, smoking, theft, etc., etc. in temple and does outside? Actually realization is subject of deep study of Vedas. Sagunn sakar means with eternal qualities mentioned in Ved mantras. Like formless. omnipresent, etc., etc. and nirakar means shapeless. one can not break the rules and regulations of God mentioned in Vedas. Vedas are self-proof and cannot be denied.

Vikas L. Acharya: Where can we find details of qualities of each SATWIC food and their effects on human being? How can person who is cooking food affect other person mind/behavior that is eating the same food? How does vegetarianism help socially? What is balancing of VATA, PITTA and KAPHA all about? Please Guide.
Swami Ramswarup: first of all please try to study my book – Brahamcharya wherein guidance of satvic food is also mentioned.

Vikas L. Acharya: How can one be better in "VYAVAHAR KUSHALTA" to attend success? Which is the way to learn Art of Living Successful Life? Does combining of all Yoga practices bring "VYAVAHAR KUSHALTA" automatically?
Swami ramswarup: Yoga is next worship. First of all listening of Vedas is necessary for Vyavahar Kushalta.

Vikas L. Acharya: Will it be correct to say that images or symbols used in DEVA PUJA is only an aid to concentration. All DEVAS are manifestations of different powers of same one God (AUM)? I believe God's seat is in the devotees heart (MANN ANDAR MANDIR). Your view please.
Swami Ramswarup: Such Dev Pooja is not in Vedas please. According to Vedas alive mother, father, learned atithi and almighty God are to be worshipped and rest are non-alive and not to be worshipped.

Vikas L. Acharya: What is the meaning of word "BINDU VISPHOT"? Does it relate to word "PRALAYA"?
Swami Ramswarup: Bindu vishphot may be like atom bomb. And it does not relate to word pralaya.

Vikas L. Acharya: Is mantra "AUM NAMAH SHIVAYA" Vedic mantra? What does word "SHIVA" means in Sanskrit?
Swami Ramswarup: No please and Shiv means kalyaankaari.

Vikas L. Acharya: When we receive something from someone, we thank them. God gives us everything, how do we thank him?
Swami Ramswarup: By listening Vedas and obeying them.

Rashi: I am 8th month pregnant and want to know that can I keep karva chauth vrat or is there any different custom for the pregnant women.
Swami Ramswarup: Karvachauth is not necessary now please. Some good advices for pregnant ladies are placed on this web site. Please see there.

Puja: I think Mughal invasion was Bhagwan's leela to punish people who were supposed to follow sanatan dharma religiously. Ram's mandir demolition happened because we people stopped following rules we should have followed. All this terrorism and 'abusings' we bore, the forceful conversion and now living in our own country like minorities although we are 'majority'. I think we are being punished for not following our dharma while performing our karma . We are being punched and forced to live in Kaliyug . If I am wrong ? tell me why.
Swami Ramswarwup: Yes please. When sun arises, then the darkness of night is over and there is no other alternative. We have been forgetting our eternal religion i.e., four Vedas. So we are mostly in illusion (darkness), and therefore we are paying the price. now we must study Vedas again for long happy life.

Madhu: What should one do about losing concentration, health and confidence?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you and I pray God for your early recovery. You must awake early in the morning about 4 o'clock or at least 5 o'clock. Then after going to bath must do holy name jaap of God daily. Then do long morning walk and light exercises. Must take at least 20 glasses of water daily. Please learn at least 10 yaga asan, pranayaam and meditation. If possible you may come here for as much time as you can devote to learn correct procedure of yoga philosophyotherwise learn locally. Do daily gayatri mantra jaap. Read daily newspaper carefully and good magazines also and discuss the current affairs within family members, as well as outside. Try to do daily havan from gayatri mantra. I think all will be okay.

Satish Bhatt: I do not have access to Manusmriti. Could you please send me the shlok with translation/meaning of Dwij?
Swami Ramswarup: Definition of word dwij is second birth. Please clear it that it does not mean rebirth. First birth is taken from parents which is identified as a bad birth if second birth is not taken. Dwij means dwij means dwi+ja. In Sanskrit dwi means second and ja means birth i.e, second birth. Now what is second birth? Second birth means when an aspirant goes to acharya and takes Vedic i.e., spiritual knowledge from his acharya. Then the acharya becomes our spiritual father. Saamveda mantra states, “yam te purvam pita huve” i.e., O! God I worship you and before this my pita i.e., ancient as well as present spiritual father (acharya), philosopher of Vedas and ashtang yoga, worshipped you. So dwij means second birth in present life. Without spiritual father nobody can attain spiritual education/salvation/merriment.

Vikas L. Acharya: Which worshiping method is considered best as per Vedas: Physical, Verbal or Mental? Mental worshipping seems much benefiting and helps in remembrance of Supreme God every moment.
Swami Ramswarup: All together as mentioned by you. It is "mansa, vaacha,karmana". One must learn truth from the Vedas/shastras and holy books. Vedas say then the aspirant must think in mind always truth, must speak truth, must practise/put in conduct in life the same. Mere mental worship/prayer will do nothing, if it is not practised in life.

Vikas L. Acharya: What is the concept behind "JAPA MALA" of 108 beads invented by ancient Sages and Rishis? What does the number 108 represent in spiritual sense? Or is it just a tool to check if mind wanders during meditation, the rotation of MALA stops automatically and thus helps in properly resuming of meditation in totality. Is it for devotee whose self control is week? Does Vedas accept this concept?
Swami Ramswarup: This all is not mentioned in Vedas please. So, mostly it is not needed.

Vikas L. Acharya: What is the meaning of word "MANTRA" is it as follows, MANAN = to meditate, contemplate and TRAN = protection, preservation. Please advice any correction.
Swami Ramswarup: Mantra means deep concentration/deep thinking to get deep thought of the mantra. it is only possible to consider the mantra deeply in presence of an acharya who knows Vedas as well as ashtang yoga in practice.

Vikas L. Acharya: We talk so much about ancient Seers, Rishis, and Munis about their experiences, their inventions, their hard work. Ancient Seers, Rishis, and Munis researched systems through their hard work and potential. Today do we still have such ancient kind of Seers, Rishis and Munis? If yes, do they still experience, invent and create new correct spiritual knowledge base. Will it right to say that there is nothing more left to be invented in any system; everything is already knowledge based. We only have to follow them? Will it be correct to say always "HUMARI SANSKRITI HUMARI VIRASAT"? Can't we make our own new history in right-education for todays mislead spiritual systems? So that future generation live peacefully and appreciate our work, as we do of our ancient Seers, Rishis and Munis for their noble work and hard-efforts for true welfare of society.
Swami Ramswarup: The scientists have already worked hard then why new generation studies science. so is the case of ancient rishies and present aspirants. if present aspirants will not study Vedas/practice of yoga philosophy then how will they get experiences of ved mantras and how will they get salvation?

S C: Swamiji I am a fresher I have not done havan myself. Therefore the information in the book is only about the mantras(starting to ending) and their meaning. But about havan kunda, particles (samedhi), compulsory how many mantras will recite on havan. Please guide me easy way for doing havan. Totally I am in need of step by step information about doing havan. As like, instructor giving instructions from starting to ending. If anyone would like to do havan then minimum 30 to50Rs he need then, a common man, poor (who's earnings are only able to fulfil daily requirements); how can do daily havan? Is, study of Vedas and doing havan is for all varna's peoples (Brahman, kshatriya, vaishy, shudra by deeds) or only for Brahmanas of the world. Swamiji, hindu religion says that present life is depend on the previous life's deeds. How we do karmas that's like we take birth or future is depend on our past deeds. But I heard one view that, now a days crimes are growing more and more. Depending on this, after death of the person who commit sin he must and should go to 'neech yoni'. Therefore population of human must decrease or it remain same or population of other 'neech yonis' must increase . But in reverse of this, now population of humans are increasing more & more. This logic creating doubts about Hindu philosophy.
Swami Ramswarup: All souls are immortal and constant in number. We see only bodies, either of human beings or living beings, though counting of ants. mosquitoes and other insects living in densy jungle, are not possible. Moreover the bacteria in air and in a drop of water even are not counted. So there is no any problem in decreasing or increasing of bodies because souls are always constant in numbers having invisible shape.

Havan is to be performed by all human beings daily. If maximum 20 aahutis are offered daily then 40 drops are offered in havan kund for both times. So it may cost hardly 4.00 Rs plus samagree of Rs. 5.00 and wooden sticks for rs. 4.00 or 5.00. But God says in yajurveda that thousands benefits are provided by God including daily expenditure with interest. So over all the havan is the best worship of God. Moreover our earnings must be having a share to worship God. I have already replied such questions please and are pasted on this web site. I would advice you to locate the same to study. If it is not possible the please send this question again.

Purushotham: Please tell me the meaning of these mantras:
a) SHIVOHAM: How should I pronounce this mantra? SHIVO-HAM or SHIVO-HUM. What is the meaning of this antra and what purpose this mantra is used? Can I use this mantra?
Swami Ramswarup: The meaning of shivoham is aham shivah, i.e., main shiv hoon. Actually soul can never be God.

Purushotham: AHAM-PREMA: What is the significance of this mantra?
Swami Ramswarup: The word is prama and not prema. These pad also indicates that soul is God/man or woman etc., are God, which is against the Vedas.

Purushotham: OM SHRIM SHRIYEI NAMAH: What is the significance of this mantra?
Swami Ramswarup: These are not mantras please and are not according to Vedas.

AB: How a man can increase his internal power of the soul and be able to conquer the fear from anything bad (fear from disease, fear from ghost, fear from enemy and fear from death)? I have done yoga very attentively for 4 years and now also do but not regularly and know several yoga name and procedures ,Give some yoga and mantra to conquer the FEAR.
Swami Ramswarup: Yoga is secondary, please. First we must worship God according to Vedas. i.e., one must listen Vedas/shastras/holy books from an acharya to gain knowledge to obey i.e., to put in life practically. Daily havan, name simrann, is necessary, then one must try to do ashtnag yoga practice. the sure the good result will come as you desired.

Sangeeta Malhotra: I was reading your question answer site and I just read a question that why women cover their heads during pooja. My question to you is that is it necessary to cover your head during havan according to Vedas? Another thing i wanted to ask you that your question and answer site if very knowledgeable and can I with your permission make copies and distribute among people? Please let me know.
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please, it is a sign of respect also. Secondly scientifically black colour attracts bacteria, which can be avoided though the havan kills the bacteria too. Yes please you may carry on because it will be beneficial to others and it will count services to human beings which is further counted worship of God.

Dhanesh Padhya: I am doing simple havan as you suggested by chanting Gaytri Mantra. What is the difference between simple havan which now a days I am performing with your grace and others?
Swami Ramswarup: Full procedure of Yagya/havan is learnt in Yajyen-shala, in presence of Acharya and other devotees where Yajyen/havan is performed twice a day at least. Before the said opportunity is gained one can do havan from Gayatri mantra only, which may be called simple havan otherwise there is no any simple havan.

SC: When I think about past, converting hindus to islam on tip of sword , then I feel they not did injustice. Because all muslims in India are not came from other country, they are the sons of India from being period of their forefathers. Before converting to islam all forefathers of now days muslims were hindus. There are several proof in Indian history that Most of all hindus forcibly converted to islam (only few peoples coverted themselves by their will). But after one or two generation they never blame a bit to those from whom being they forcibly converted to islam. They did not think that injustice was happened with them and they hate the religion from which they were forcibly converted or which is their previous religion and do not blame to those people who converted them on tip of sword giving torture.
Swami Ramswarup: Yes Aryans/Hindus never came from outside India. And Hindus were forcibly converted into Islam which is historical truth.

Amit Verma: I don't know about the difference Between Aarti, Pooja, Archana and Prarthana. Please send this difference to me.
Swmi Ramswarup: Aarti is also a sort of worship which is done in temples. Pooja means to give respect, which is a worship. The meaning of Archana is to do Archana i.e., Yajan i.e., Yajanusthan, which is also a great worship/adore. Prarthana is a prayer in which we pray god to fulfill our good desire.

Dhanesh Padhya: I have done a lot of yatras to all tirths. I was planning to another yatra of Kailash Mansarovar. What is your suggestion? Please explain your experience of all Yatras.
Swami Ramswarup: Yatra i.e., journey is a part of knowledge. We gain something good or bad when we travel. After all one must gain experiences within him. So if journey makes us able to control our thoughts (chitt vritti) and if we become able to get inner divine experiences then it’s all okay. So please try to know the real true path to control thoughts (chitt-vrittis). No doubt that one was only ashtang yoga practice, to listen vedic preach, to do yajyen etc. Vedas and yajurveda mantra 40/5 too states, "Tadantaresya", i.e., God is within us. God is realized within human body and not outside.

Dhanesh Padhya: I read your divine self's quotes that there is one God and one should not follow the other devtas like Shivji, Shri Ramji, or Kali ma, etc. I do not understand than why Shri Ved Vyashji had given all puranas and given all quotes and praise above said devtas and insist to prey them please clear this in broad way? Mahabharat has mentioned about temples.
Swami Ramswarup: Research has concluded that purans were not written by Ved Vyas ji. I have written about this matter in details on this web site and would request you to please locate and read the details. It is told in the Bhagwat Katha that once Vyas Muni with broken heart, sad and with disturb mind came to Shri Krishna then Shri Krishna told him to write Prem Sagar i.e., Bhagwat Puran. So we must think deeply that a yogi who is a philosopher of Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy and who has attained Samadhi then how can he may be worried or with broken heart etc. Mahabharta reveals that Shri Krishna prayed Vyas Muni. Vyas Muni also wrote Vedanta shastra and Mahabharta. He has preached in the said holy granth about one formless Almighty God, whereas Bhagwat Granth is against his said books, which also clarify that Vyas Muni is not writer of the puran. Yet somebody believe then what learned persons can do?

However, it is a deep research of the learned persons which is logically also true that Vyas Muni only wrote ten thousand shlok of Mahabharta. Now Mahabharta contains more than one lakh twenty thousand shlok i.e., one lakh ten thousand sholkas have been added afterwards by some foolish. That is why you have read about temple. I have also write about the said matter on this web site, please search and read.

S P Ianala: Soul has similar properties like god, yes soul has limited presence and god is omnipresent, soul chooses to come back to this earth plane, to get rid of karma or load, but in which body, it is decided by god based on the load of karma. When I say god extends unconditional support to soul, body and mind, I mean, god is not weighing every minute to see if soul is doing good or bad.
Swami Ramswarup: God is Omnipresent and Almighty please. Which means he looks everybody at every moment and Yajurveda mantra 32/10 too says that God knows everybody, every atom, everything, every soul, every deeds of everybody personally. He needs no evidence/witness etc., to decide justice. So he is seeing not for every minute but for more than million part of a minute.

S P Ianala: It is soul's free will to accumulate good or bad karma, the body is nourished by soul's intention, using facilities extended by God, so God has provided all these facilities without any condition attached, good or bad all use it.
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please. But we must think deeply that God has provided us with mind to use and think that what is true and what is false, what is pious and what is sin, what is sorrows/sadness etc., and what is pleasure/merriment etc. One thing more nobody wants sorrows. So mind has to think to decide only these pious deeds by which God gives us merriment, happiness etc. So one should follow Vedic eternal path, otherwise sorrows, sadness, tensions, problems, diseases, restlessness, etc., etc. Are sure to be faced in this birth as well as in following births.

S P Ianala: If soul is separate and exists as a separate entity always, who created it and why? But if it is a part of God used by God to make a human, but due to maya, it accumulates karma and becomes impure, not suitable for assimilating back into God, unless untill it gets rid of its load of karma, it can not assimilate into Paramatma - God.
Swami Ramswarup: Soul is eternal and immortal please. Nobody has created soul. And also can never be a part of god, because god can not be divided in parts like stone, iron, water etc. I have clarified several times on this web site that god is the purest and formless.

S P Ianala: One last point: There is a belief in my home that, if any paternal uncle or aunt passes away, it is not good to perform pooja, specially, breaking coconuts, arti, offerings, it is believed, it will cause bad to the family, what is your thoughts on this.
Swami Ramswarup: No please this is all against the Vedas please. Do not believe because God will give award to you on your worship and pious deeds and not on passing uncle or aunt.

Mahes Reddy: I have a small question regarding re-birth. If a person wants to become chief minister in the next birth, what punya he has to do in the present birth?
Swami Ramswarup: As per Yajurveda mantra 7/48 too, we have to do work hard but result is always awarded by Almighty God. So as much as are our pious deeds, we are awarded merriment and God fulfills our desires too. So everybody must do hard work towards a right path, must pray and worship also then good result is awarded by God.

Hari Bali: No sites or medical doctors talk about Brahamcharya.
Swami Ramswarup: In this matter the doctors and you also are not aware of Vedic eternal philosophy. Bheesham pitamaha was a neshthik brahamchari, in the present time Swami Dayanand Saraswati was also a neshthik brahamchari. So many brahamcharis are still alive, I have seen. So please think that if it is inevitable then how they attained or are attaining the tej of Brahmacharya/celibacy? Society makes man perfect. Now a days Brahmacharya subject, as per the rules and regulations of the Vedas, is mostly forgotten in the society. Vedas preach (see Rig-Veda mantra 1/45/1 also) Brahmacharya for 25 years then up to 44 years and then up to 48 years. Even for whole of the life i.e., neshthik brahamchari. So to be a brahamchari contact with a learned Acharya who knows Vedas, and Ashtang yoga philosophy is necessary. The aspirant has to study Vedas, perform daily havan/ Yagya and has to practice hard Ashtang yoga practice daily. Please study my Brahmacharya book for details. Not only yoga asan but practice of full Ashtang yoga philosophy is necessary.

Nandhini: I am older than the person that I am looking at getting married.
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas tell that age of girl must be less. Now you may go ahead at your own, please.

Rahul: I read on a website that Lakshmana could defeat meghanadth (son of ravan) only by brahmachrya. I agree with this. but next statement is that even Ram could not defeat him. Well I disagree with this. Ram also was a true brahmachari in his married life. So there is no reason why Ram could not have defeated him. What are your views?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, you're right that Shri Ram was a great Brahamchari. He was a great warrior. Shri Ram could kill Meghnath very well. Shri Ram alone killed more than thousand rakashas while he was in exile with Lakshamnn and Sita.

Prateek: This is a materialistic era as everyone wants to led a luxury life. The common men have forgotten about the importance of our culture also include rituals and rites. This strikes only one thing in people’s mind that is how to move ahead by stepping on others head without caring the feelings aftermath of that move which could have various consolidators to suffer in between. So how to keep our mind to the extent of selfless for others to help humanity for the peace and harmony of the human mankind.
Swami Ramswarup: One must try to listen the preach of Vedas daily or as more as possible. Then the preach must be followed strictly. Daily havan/Yagya, regular contact with learned Acharya etc will sure do the needful please. Yes, daily practice of yoga philosophy is also essential.

Ankita: Are all the souls in this world and in other planets countable? If yes, then other question arises in my mind is that when many souls get liberated, won’t their number go down?
Swami Ramswarup: Though the souls are countless in number but they are constant in number. Actually first of all every soul does not become capable to follow the path of Vedas. Secondly, the salvation time is fixed. So, it makes no difference whether one soul in a yug or more souls in a yug get salvation.

Sameer Gupta: Is it possible to say that which religion was first in earth followed by people?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please, everybody on the earth knows that Vedas are ancient. Vedas are preached at the beginning of the earth. So Arya dharma is the first on the earth preached by God Himself.

Madhu H P: Is it possible to come out from this problem?, In some book I have read that, practicing yoga (Meditation and Pranayama) change in flow of energy in body and if the direction of energy flow is altered it is impossible to bring it back to normal. Please guide me.
Swami Ramswarup: Practice is proper or not it will be guided by Acharya only. Please seek advice of Acharya. You have read wrong in the book about change of direction, loss of weight, etc. In Geeta Shri Krishna too states that the yoga philosophy is the best. It is not harmful. You need advice from an Acharya only in person. Please try to perform havan daily also.

Deepika: I would like to know what "Rudra Abhishek Pooja" is all about? How to perform this pooja?
Swami Ramswarup: In Vedas Rudra word is used for God, soul and air as also mentioned in Rig-Veda mantra 1/ 43/1. As regards Rudra Abhishek Pooja it is not mentioned in Vedas please. Vedas state worship only one formless Almighty, omnipresent God who has unlimited qualities and creates, nurses and destroy the universe.

Atul Dighe: Do People Dying During Pitr Paksh are freed from the cycle of Birth and Death and attain Moksh?
Swami Ramswarup: No please, moksh has no concern with any paksh. It has concern with pious deeds according to Vedas, shastras, holy books and moksh is attained while a Yogi is alive and not during death or after death.

Tara Ramjit: Is repairing house during pitri pask wrong?
Swami Ramswarup: To repair the house in any paksh or to do any pious deeds is not wrong please. One should perform only havan daily with Ved mantras.

Dr. Premanidhi Panda: Do tantra and mantra help in success?
Swami Ramswarup: Mantras, tantras are nothing. Yes one must listen Ved mantras and do havan daily. Your hard working with full concentration and devotion will sure do the needful, please.

Jatindar Paul:Is there a easier way to Sunn Samadhi?
Swami Ramswarup: No please. One has to listen Vedas, must do daily havan, must be always be in contact with learned Acharya and must do hard practice of Ashtang yoga for the purpose.

Nikita: What is the significance of ghat sthapana in navaratre and what is the procedure for it?
Swami Ramswarup: Such sthapana etc., is not mentioned in Vedas please. Vedas state worship only one formless Almighty, omnipresent God who has unlimited qualities and creates, nurses and destroy the universe.

Naveen: You have mentioned 21 herbs for havan to get best results. Would you please mention names of these herbs/or provide me in reply email?
Swami Ramswarup: KASTURI, KESAR, AGAR-TAGAR, CHANDAN, JATAMANSI, ELAYCHI, JAYFAL, JAVITRI, GOOGAL, NAGARMOTHA, BALCHHAD, SUGANDHBALA, DALCHINI, JAU, GILOYA, CHUARA, BADAM, AKHROT, BANAKSHA, GUD, AND KISHMISH.

A. K. Tiwari: Can prarabdh and the griha karam be changed by performing atishaya jaap?
Swami Ramswarup: PRARABHADH AND SANCHIT KARMA can be burnt by the method that one must try to listen the preach of Vedas daily or as more as possible. Then the preach must be followed strictly. Daily havan/Yagya, regular contact with learned Acharya etc., will sure do the needful please. Yes, daily practice of yoga philosophy is also essential.

Shubhra Narang: hum havana kaise kare,asaan sa tareika batane mei madad kare
Swami Ramswarup: Your views are highly appreciated as havan is the worship of God as well as purifies the atmosphere. you can read my book on havan please, If possible, which can be sent on receipt of your postal address. In the book you'll read several good qualities of havan, including how to perform the havan with Ved mantras. It is a worship of God which is performed daily both times as per Saamveda mantra 14 too.

S C: Is human is superior creature of God?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please. Human body is the best creation of the God.

S C: Shudras are also humans. Then why dharmashasthras and Manu recommend things against them?
Swami Ramswarup: It has never been mentioned by Manusmriti. The eternal knowledge of Vedas which emanates direct from God also do not tells such statement (quoting certain slokas from Manu Smriti)
Swami Ramswarup: Manu bhagwan was philosopher of Vedas. He could not think against the Vedas. It has been a conclusion of learned that such shlokas have been added afterwards. The following shlok have been added afterwards, from 279 to 285, 412 to 418 (chapter 8), from shlok 11/1 to 43, 11/126 to 138, have been added afterwards. So the shlokas are false. As regards shlok 9/151, please study from shlok 138 to 151 then please send your question. All above are false and have been added afterwards.

S C: If any one desire to learn Vedas then you recommend them that first you study about the book which was I written or a true yogi written. Then you come to learn to Vedas.
Swami Ramswarup: It depends at one's own wish. It is not compulsory. However, the books written by any present learned assists the aspirant to understand Vedic philosophy easily.

Purushotham: How many times a mantra should be chanted to get it's effects?
Swami Ramswarup: One must chant ved mantra both times daily and affects is always awarded by God.

Deepak Chainanai: What is deeksha?
Swami Ramswarup: Now a days mostly the saints and the people are not studying the eternal knowledge of God given in the shape of our Vedas. It has resulted to spread false meanings of divine Vedic words/mantras. So is the case of Divine word, "DEEKSHA", mostly everybody says that if name of God, whatever it may be (i.e., may be against the Vedas), is told by any Guru to his disciple then it means the disciple has been given DEEKSHA, which is actually against the Vedas. Now let's see the Yajurveda mantra 19/30, "VRATEN DEEKSHAAM AAPNOTI",
VRATEN = to adopt Brahmacharya and true speech etc.,
DEEKSHAAM= Brahmacharya, the education/knowledge from Vedas, good education,
AAPNOTI= are obtained.

So the meaning of DEEKSHA is clear that DEEKSHA is obtained by adopting Brahmacharya and observing truth, by speech, listening, holding in heart, etc.

DEEKSHA i.e., the education of Brahmacharya and knowledge from Vedas/yoga philosophy etc., is obtained from an Acharya (learned of Vedas) by following the path of VRAT (VRATEN), i.e., to adopt Brahmacharya and true speech etc., as mentioned above.

Atharvaveda mantra 19/43/1 also throws light on the pious word DEEKSHA as under-----

DEEKSHA = to observe Vedic rules, Brahmacharya, good education. The idea of whole mantra is---

O! God please take ME TO THE PIOUS Place Where Yogi, who has realized God and knows Vedas philosophy, resides, adopting DEEKSHA (as stated above) and TAPSA SAH = along with Tap, i.e., study of Vedas, control on five perceptions, five sense organs, and mind.

Idea---- if an aspirant will reach the Above quoted place of a Yogi/brahamgyani, definitely he will realize God and get salvation. When people will be able to understand the said truth of the immortal Vedas then automatically beware of false prophets. The problem is only that the Bharatvarsh who was VISHWAGURU on the basis of Vedic culture has lost the knowledge of Vedas and hence illusion.

Deepak Chainani: I was asking devi devtas beej mantras. Can I do with gaytri mantra? I was asking as Muslims and another casts are successful they don’t do havan and gaytri mantra. Success I was talking all kind of success. Is it not true that America is number one in power money, etc.
Swami Ramswarup: Gayatri mantra is mentioned in three Vedas, so Gayatri mantra is the best. You can see its meaning on this web site, please. Is the power of America in arms and ammunition along with money can ever be compared with the power of king Harishchandra, Dashrath, Shri Ram, etc. Do you accept the culture of USA. Ravana, Duryodhan, Aurangzeb, Napoleon, Sikander, were also powerful, but were they got peace as the peace was attained by our ancient Raj rishis. Is it fair to compare spiritualism/truth with power, money etc.? Duryodhan got many times more power of Army duly compared with Panadvas, but was badly defeated. So was the case of Shri Ram and Ravana war. Is any the richest person on the earth has got permanent peace at present even? Yes, protection of country is first motto, but it must always along with spiritualism and culture. USA, no doubt is a great country, because their citizens have nationality. Law and order are also better. But our culture is quiet different.

Abhishek: What is the Meaning of my name?
Swami Ramswarup: Meaning is --- sprinkling, royal function, inauguration, etc.

Vibhor: If this birth is the result of the action or karmas of my last birth then what action or karmas I had done by which I had taken my first birth.
Swami Ramswarup: The present birth is not only based on the deeds of the last birth. Present birth is based on the deeds of several previous births. The bunch of such deeds of unlimited births is called sanchit karam. And the present birth is based on sanchit karam. Secondly, soul is immortal, so the births are eternal and unlimited. If possible, please study my detailed description on Yoga Shastra sutras wherein the philosophy of karmas and births is also mentioned.

Rajat Duggal: We do good with some people and they misuse and reuse against us. What should I do with these people?
Swami Ramswarup: One must do worship daily. Please try to listen preach of Vedas, even you can study the whole web site or spiritual books written by me. The conclusion on the matter of co-operation or help is, one should always do help or do pious deeds without targeting the result thereof. Secondly one should always avoid the bad society or the people who are selfish and thankless. But one should never hate anybody.

Navin Chandra: Is the theory of evolution mentioned in the Vedas? Did man really evolve from Monkeys? Why are there so many species of life - were they all created separately or evolved?
Swami Ramswarup: No matter of monkey please, otherwise the process could have been continued as yet. Species theory is not according to Vedas please.

Roopal: Please tell me how I can continue to do the right thing and follow my duties even when others do not do their duties towards me?
Swami Ramswarup: In this matter first of all, one must know his moral/true duties. Self- made deeds/ duties are not recommended by Vedas, please. Manusmriti shlok 2/6 as well as Bhagwad Geeta shlok 3/15 states that all karmas i.e., duties emanate from Vedas and Vedas emanates from God. So one must first listen Vedas from a learned Acharya to know deeds/karmas/ duties. One must also worship God daily according to Vedas. Asan, pranayaam and meditation is also necessary. The automatically mental as well as physical power will be gained to discharge duties well. So please try to contact a learned of Vedas locally because I am away. So please try to listen preach of Vedas, even you can study the whole web site or spiritual books written by me.

Meena Seth: I do elaborate Pooja which I have created. It covers many devi devtas.
Swami Ramswarup: Rig-ved mandal 1 sukta 45 states that without a learned Acharya no one can worship God properly and therefore can not attain peace/merriment. One must know his moral/ true duties. Self-made deeds/duties are not recommended by Vedas, please. Manusmriti shlok 2/6 as well as Bhagwad Geeta shlok 3/15 states that all karmas i.e., duties emanate from Vedas and Vedas emanates from God. So one must first listen Vedas from a learned Acharya to know deeds/karmas/ duties. One must also worship God daily according to Vedas. Asan, pranayaam and meditation is also necessary. The automatically mental as well as physical power will be gained to discharge duties well. So please try to contact a learned of Vedas locally because I am away. So Please try to listen preach of Vedas, even you can study the whole web site or spiritual books written by me. IN VEDAS THERE IS NO SUCH WORSHIP PLEASE. VEDAS TELL TO WORSHIP ONLY ONE GOD. According to eternal knowledge of Vedas, we have to worship only ONE God who is formless, omnipresent, alive, omniscient, beyond imagination, creates, nurses and destroy the universe. HE WAS ONE, IS ONE and WILL EVER REMAIN ONE. There is no even equivalent to the said ONE GOD, NEITHER BORN, NOR WILL BE BORN. We have to worship the said unchangeable Almighty God, under guidance of a learned spiritual Guru. So worship is meant for God under guidance of a spiritual Acharya. One must do daily havan please.

Suraj Rukwal: How can I read all four Vedas and from where I can get good books of these Vedas is guru a necessity for Ved study?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please, spiritual master/Acharya/Guru is definitely needed to guide Vedas and Ashtang yoga philosophy. There are several Ved mantras which tell that without a learned Acharya of Vedas nobody can get peace. Actually Vedas are to listen first and then study. Books on Vedas can be studied first to enter the Vedas. Books can be sent if you so desire. However, you must also purchase the Vedas with detailed comments and meanings to study. But first of all some books are better to read.

Vikas L. Acharya: What is the role of women and men in family life? Especially regarding women it is said "Where women are worshipped (respected) there the God (Ananda) dwell". She plays several important rolls in a family such as mother, wife, relatives, etc; she is considered as Lakshmi (Harmony), Saraswati (Knowledge), Parvati (Power) and Shakti (Universal Energy). In Law Book of MANU (MANU SMRITI), we find so many tender and kind remarks are addressed to women; it shows a way of being polite to women. Great example such MAITREYI, GARGI, ANASUYA, ARUNDHATI, SAVITRI, SITA MATA. All human character during Vedic period seems very strong and noble.
Swami Ramswarup: In this connection please first study my book, " MANAV DHARAM SHIKSHA" which gives knowledge about the moral duties of man and woman. Thereafter please send your question again.

Shambhu Karna: I want to know about the whole life of Shabri. How was her life is going on, before she met with Rama?
Swami Ramswarup: Sahbri was disciple of Patang rishi. She knew Vedas as well. She did practice of yoga philosophy. She lived in a jungle alone and was only waiting Shri Ram's arrival. When Shri Ram met her while searching Sita mata, she respected Ram and Lakshmann as a great guest. She offered foods to them. When Ram and Lakshmann started to go shabri burnt her body in yogic fire and gone heavenly abode.

Devi: Please can you tell me how to offer prayers to Surya in the morning?
Swami Ramswarup: IN VEDAS THERE IS NO SUCH WORSHIP PLEASE. VEDAS TELL TO WORSHIP ONLY ONE GOD. . According to eternal knowledge of Vedas We have to worship only ONE God who is formless, omnipresent, alive, omniscient, beyond imagination, creates, nurses and destroy the universe. HE WAS ONE, IS ONE and WILL EVER REMAIN ONE. There is no even equivalent to the said ONE GOD, NEITHER BORN, NOR WILL BE BORN. We have to worship the said unchangeable Almighty God, under guidance of a learned spiritual Guru. So worship is meant for God under guidance of a spiritual Acharya. One must do daily havan please.

Vikas L.Acharya: What is meaning of word "YAJ" or "YAJNA"?
Swami Ramswarup: YAJ= CONTACT. YAGYA/YAJYEN= AGNIHOTR, dev-pooja, sangtikarann and daan, which I have explained before. Yajna is not correct word.

Vikas L. Acharya: What is meaning of word "SHRAD-HA"? Does it means offering respect to alive elders (parents)? Is offering charities to needy people on anniversary of death wrong practice? What is difference between "TRIBUTE" and "SHRAD-HA"?
Swami Ramswarup: SHRAT= truth, DHA= to hold. So shrdha means to hold the truth within an aspirant. Truth is God and the knowledge of Vedas emanates direct from God in the shape of four Vedas. So to listen, observe, hold and follow the path of Vedas means aspirant is following true path and he is shrdhwaan. Tribute is worldly custom whereas shradha is spiritualism.

Vikas L. Acharya: Please clarify meaning of ATHARVA VEDA mantra 9-6-35. Is it that who eats before serving elders of family members or guest; loses blessing? How can we maintain this principle in today's lifestyle; where most elders are working? What does word "BALI VAISHVA DEV YAJNA" means? Is it helping needy souls through offering food?
Swami Ramswarup: Balivaishev Yajyen means to separate some little portion of food to give animal, birds etc., daily before eating. As regards mantra 9/6/35, sukta 6 has some paryayah, so please quote paryaya number of the said mantra.

Vikas L. Acharya: Where can child learn both today's Modern education and Vedic education in same school?
Swami Ramswarup: Such schools are running under control of Arya Samaj. Please contact local Arya Samaj.

Vikas L. Acharya: What is the meaning of words "ID NA MAMA", which is heard mostly during marriage havan ceremony?
Swami Ramswarup: It is a word IDANNAMAM, which is IDAM + NA + MAM = this is not mine. IDAM(this), NA (not) and MAM (my/mine).

IDEA is---
O! God you are Lord of whole universe and there is nothing mine in this universe. Everything is yours including my body. Not only in marriage but in Vedic havan, it is recited along with other divine words.

Gaurav Mukherjee: I saw a question about cow's milk being the cow's blood, and also your answer but it hit my mind that aren't we committing a sin by taking away the cow's milk for our purpose which is only meant for the nourishment of the calf. Aren't we depriving the calf of its rightful milk? What about egg?
Swami Ramswarup: The milk of cow is vegetarian as the milk of the mother to a baby is vegetarian. In all Vedas, God has instructed to take the milk. So it is very fully vegetarian. On the other hand God has strictly prohibited any kind of meat. As regards calf, the some portion of the milk of cow is to be given and not full. Yes egg is also prohibited. We have to follow the orders of God mentioned in Vedas and not orders of man.

Baldev: I impressed by you, after reading some of answers, which are quite upto mark and knowledgeable. I used to listen about from childhood about Vedas, Mahabhart, Ram Chander ji, etc. But I got confused about numbers of Devi Devtas of Hindu, to whom we warship or whom we not. I am not rigid and have flexible nature and respect every religion of world and never said or think wrong about. It is in my heart and I know on one day, I do meditation of God with whole heartily, because I do job with whole heart and with devotion. We remember the God, when He WILLS.
Swami Ramswarup: I am happy to hear about you. Your views are appreciated. Nobody can know God based on the history only. Suppose we are before Shri Ram, Shri Krishna, before Mahabharta or Ramayana, so that at that ancient time who used to read such holy books. Definitely nobody. Because such dignitary did not take birth. So it is clear that at that time nobody used to know God based on the said holy books. So eternal knowledge is required to realize God and to attain salvation. At this juncture eternal Vedas states that God is formless, omnipresent, alive, omniscient, beyond imagination, creates, nurses and destroy the universe. HE WAS ONE, IS ONE and WILL EVER REMAIN ONE. There is no even equivalent to the said ONE GOD, neither born, nor will be born. We have to worship the said unchangeable Almighty God, under guidance of a learned spiritual Guru.

Ramamurthy Vittal: Comment on the total number of Hindus, Muslims, etc.
Swami Ramswarup: Actually God has not made sects please. In Vedas there is pious word Arya. Arya are those who do pious deeds and Anarya are those who do sins. This is fundamental law of God in Vedas.

Pinakin: If i have so many photos of God Goddess and if I want to go with formless God what should I do with all these photos?
Swami Ramswarup: What happens with darkness when sun spreads light on earth, please?

Ajit: I earlier had asked you some questions which were very satisfactorily answered by you. I would remain indebted for that. This time it is not the spiritual question but connected to faith and religion. What is religion? Please elaborate about HINDUISM, ISLAM and Christianity?
Swami Ramswarup: Religion for all human beings is to do such pious deeds according to Vedas and other holy books which give happiness, long life here in the present life as well as after death. So the deeds done by a person, which gives sorrows, tensions, diseases, problems etc., to the person and others, cannot be called a religion. This is also mentioned in Vaisheshik Shastra sutra 1 /2, i.e., "YATOBHAYUDAYANIHISHREYASSIDDHIHI SA DHARMAH",

MEANING--- by which ABHYUDAYA (merriment in present life) and NIHISHREYAS (salvation) are attained that is called DHARAM (religion).

Ajit: Are they part of veda philosophy?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please.

Ajit: Who are ASUR, demon or RAKSHAS of modern times? Please do remember during Ramayan times also ASUR used to annihilate and disturb the RISHIS to perform YAGYAS. You can recollect attacks on Akshardham, Varanasi, Hanuman temple and all pious places of worship by militants, which categorically points towards the tendency of ASUR only.
Swami Ramswarup: Not for modern time but it is eternal law in Vedas vide Yajurveda mantra 40/3 that we takes birth as man or woman. When we discharge our duties well and adopt the true religion as stated above (like worship, honesty etc., etc.) under guidance of a true learned acharya) then we attain the stage of Devta. And if a person is indulged in illusion and commits sins then he is called ASUR/RAKASHAS/demon.

Ajit: How modern world can be defined geographically in the basis of caste system. Like USA as Business class, Indian as Intellectual class {brahmins} etc. We must know which category we are living or belong to.
Swami Ramswarup: For whole of the world God gives the knowledge of Vedas. And according to deeds good or bad a person is defined. Please Vedas philosophy pasted on this web site. And then sure send this question again.

Pinakin: Can I do havan with cows gober also and can I put gugal in havan?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please. It is good.

Rahul: If Lava and Kusha are not mentioned in Valmiki Ramayan, how can you say they were last known people of Rama's generation? I know it is in Tuilsikrit Ramayan. But only Valmiki Ramayan is authentic right. So do we have nay proof for Lava Kusha to be son of Rama?
Swami Ramswarup: This is not the end of Shri Ram's family. The generation may be unknown but may be present now also. Valmiki ji wrote about kingdom of Dashrath only and not the much period of Shri Ram. In Uttrakand chopai number 3 under couplet 24, it is mentioned by Tulsidass ji,
"DWI SUT SUNDER SITA JAYE,
LUV KUSH VED PURANANAH GAYE"

Meaning--- Sita mata gave birth to two sons, named Luv and Kush. However Vedas never states for any name of human beings in the shape of proper noun, because Vedas are eternal and has no any story for anybody. Whole Vedas states about three vidya (education) gyan (knowledge of matter, science etc.,), karam (deeds) and upasana (worship, yagya, swadhyaya, Ashtang yoga practice etc.,). Vedas has knowledge right from straw to braham.

Vikas L. Acharya: Do people need the freedom to believe in any faith they want to? Is it right to impose just one book or one faith on everyone?
Swami Ramswarup: Knowledge is enough even in some sentences like God is immortal, formless, omnipresent, omniscient, and he is one, who creates, nurses and destroys the universe and again creates. The knowledge of the Vedas emanates direct from God. We must study Vedas.

Now one has to go deep on each word of the above sentences.

So when any individaul will study one true book definitely he will go to a learned guru who knows Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy. So not one book, but few sentences (preach) from the said guru is enough to turn the life of an aspirant. But several books are of no use for those who gathers bookish knowledge only and want to be a guru. In this process they spread illusion only. Such gurus go in hell along with their followers as said in Manusmriti shlok 2/168.

Vikas L. Acharya: Soul cannot live without air, water, sun and materials which are obtain from nature (earth) to sustain life. What does VEDA recommend for protecting nature?
Swami Ramswarup: Soul needs nothing to live because soul is immortal, and self-sufficient. Water, air, sun, etc., are the requirements of bodies and not soul. To control the atmosphere daily agnihotr/yagya are needed as told in Vedas.

Vikas L. Acharya: What is the meaning of word ""ISHWARA PRANIDHAN"?
Swami Ramswarup: In Yog shastra sutra 2/1, it is mentioned, "TAPAH - SWADHYAY- ISHWARPRANNIDHANANI KRIYAYOGAH", so one must do Tapah Swadhay and Ishwar Prannidhanani in action and not mere study or talking. So please study the Yoga shastra sutra 2/1 explanation in Patanjal Yog Darshan – 1.

Roopal: I have seen that even when there is good sanskar in the family, good culture is maintained, religion is followed, even still the kids take the wrong path and marry outside their religion. Why is this? What can a person do to make sure that kids follow the same religious path and find suitable mates with same cultural and religious backgrounds, which I feel is important.
Swami Ramswarup: Mere preach do nothing please. That is why the false gurus are cheating the public. Such false gurus usually speak some stories and try to mould and attract the people towards them to follow their own made path. In Yog shastra sutra 2/1, it is mentioned, "TAPAH - SWADHYAY- ISHWARPRANNIDHANANI KRIYAYOGAH", so one must do Tapah Swadhay and Ishwar Prannidhanani in action and not mere study or talking. So please study the Yoga shastra sutra 2/1 explanation in Patanjal Yog Darshan – 1. In the absence of spiritual acharya, who knows Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy. It is not possible to say about sanskaars etc., for example there are sixteen sanskaars in Vedas the list of which has been placed on this web site. So as usual mostly the people say about the sanskaars but in reality mostly they are not aware of the said sanskaars in the absence of spiritual acharya. I will advice you to please study the sixteen sanskaars and then send your question again please.

Samarjeet Jadhav: What is the importance of wearing kundal, & janeu, langote, as worn by Hanumanji. Please give me your best tips for practicing Brahmacherya and to become physically & spiritually strong.
Swami Ramswarup: Kundal is mostly worn by Nath parmpara sadhus. Actually in Vedas everybody must perform Karannbhed Sanskaar. It is beneficial for stomach etc. Now a days wrestlers wear langot. Vanprasthi/sanyaasi also uses copin/langot being a sign of brahamcharya. I have written a book on brahamcharya which can be sent on receipt of your postal address. Price Rs. 65.00 excluding postal charges. Please see the answer on janeyu from the other questions.

Anu Pandey: pitrapaksh me bhagwan ki pooja hoti hai ki nhi?
Swami Ramswarup: Pitr means those who look after us to educate, to nurse, and to protect us etc. So the said dignitaries are mother, father, grandfather, elders, acharya, etc., so all days are pitr paksh to serve them according to Vedas. The worship of God also perform daily i.e., in pitri paksh too.

Nirmala: I am not sure, why at work I am afflicted with lack of confidence.
Swami Ramswarup: Lack of confidence mostly becomes due to inferiority complex, to think deeply while planning etc., alone. Due to previous lives deeds effect etc., but main reason is due to lack of knowledge of spiritualism specially in the absence of education of Vedas/shastras. For example-we are body, we are soul and reside in body. The quality of soul is alive, immortal, evergreen and ever full of happiness, never become sick, never indulge in illusion etc., etc. It has ten qualities also - dhriti (patience), kshma (forgiveness), dam (control on five perceptions and five sense organs and mind), any bad thought should not come even, astey (not to steal), shauch (purity of body as well as mana, buddhi, chitt and ahankaar), indriya-nigrah (to restrain organs from doing sins), dhee (intellect- buddhi ), vidya (knowledge of Vedas), satya (to listen, to speak and to work based on truth) and akrodha (control on baseless anger). So one should attain the above said qualities. For gaining the said knowledge we have to listen Vedas. Then we should do havan daily. We must learn and do asana, pranayaam and meditation daily. This pious worship will give you a lot of mental as well as physical energy and everything then will be okay. You must awake early in the morning daily for a long morning walk and light exercises. Take at least twenty glass of water daily. The water must be boiled and then cooled. Please read newspaper and at least one magazine daily. Then discuss the newspapers matter in house as well as in the society. It will also help you a lot to overcome your problems.

Please try to follow. I think you'll quite alright. In addition I have written some spiritual books and can be sent to you free of cost to study. Without study of spiritualism there remains always problems in the life. So must study spiritual books at least one page thereof daily. Please also purchase Valmiki Ramayana to study. This all will give you energy. Try to do havan daily with Gayatri mantra.

SC: In your asharam you perform daily havan/yagya from several years. But when you answered one of my question you replied that we are lack of money therefore unable to start a TV channel. A great personality like you, who performs havan daily, is lack of money?
Swami Ramswarup: Lack of money means we have money only to feed the ashram. No more money we require. Secondly when anybody will really study Vedas with yoga practice and will do havan daily his desires will be killed automatically. For example-I went to USA twice, was selected in University as a yoga professor and offered much and much money. In India also people offered and have been offering money but I never accept baselessly. I was offered to build so many ashrams in India and was offered lands also but I have denied.

So please try to understand the real meaning of lack of money. I do not make any slips/parchi for donation etc. Lack of money does not mean that I am a beggar and placing demand before anybody else in the world. Mostly my books and cassettes are being sent free of cost to all world or on the rate which gives loss to me. People are always around me to donate and to make cassettes to be shown on TV on their expenses but I always deny. Once a gentleman made me to agree and I made cassettes which were released on SANSKAAR channel on the cost of gentleman. And that is more then enough for me.

Where there is mostly false and false all around the world in my view then it looks no nice to wear BHAGWA chola, white chola or black shawl etc., to show oneself as a sadhu. The chola has now become defamed etc. Actually the soul must be wearing chola of hard study of Vedas, shastras, Upanishads, Sanskrit Grammar, hard practice of Ashtang yoga and the experience of realizing SOM (merriment Of God) and I'll advice such people to be either remain alone or sit in a cave in a jungle. Because the present saints who are against the Vedas, Yagya and Ashtang yoga practice they have trained the public to be indulged in pomp and show/decorations, and seeking enjoyment from outside, which is not a motto of a Ashtang yogi. So now a days people requires money, decoration, pomp and show, false stories, luxuries, indulging senses in to worldly article/pleasure, who needs money only, he will naturally talk on the matter of money.

Mostly the present saints talk that money will do nothing and gathers money from the public in bags and are spending their lives with modern luxuries etc. But really such saints according to Manusmriti shlok 2/168, have chosen the path of sorrows, problems, tensions, several diseases, etc., etc., to face along with their followers. What to talk more about money.

Shri Gurubanni states,
"MAYA BHAI SAPRPANI, JINN PUJA TINN HEE KHAYO".

Yajurveda mantra 40/2 states, "KASYA SWIDHANAM", I.E., the money/assets etc., is of no one. So there is a question - Is this assets or even human body has become permanently of anybody else. So mantra says--- "TEN TYAKTEN BHUNJITHA", Utilize the assets/money duly detached. In the description of Patanjal Yoga Darshan sutra 4/32, Vyas Muni states that prakriti's guna (money, assets etc.,) offer money, sensual enjoyment, assets, pomp and show etc., etc., who wants the same and thus the prakriti creates sorrows/hell etc., for them and the same prakriti helps a yogi to attain salvation/realization of God, who want such realization. So humans beings are free to choose any path.

I think there are two types of beggars. 1. whose demands are few, i.e., thousand or lakhs etc. 2. whose requirements are crore, Arab, unlimited. But Fakir says,
"CHAH GAI CHINTA GAI, MANVA BEPARWAH,
JISKO KACCHU NA CHAHIYE, SO HEE SHANSHAAH."
i.e., he is the real king in the shape of a person who is desire-less,(i.e., have no baseless desire against the Vedas).

SC: How can we get the money or wealth by performing havan/yagya?
Swami Ramswarup: Havan and yagya gives only satisfaction which is the most precious donation/blessing from Almighty God. Havan/Yaj kills the desires providing with the invaluable quality of APARIGRAH. Please see Yoga Shastra sutra 2/30 and 2/39. One must do havan with desire but at last desires will be minimized and satisfaction will be there automatically being a result of worship of God in the shape of performing havan/Yaj daily with Ved mantras.

GV: I am getting few disappointments in life, especially job. I feel like ending my life
Swami Ramswarup: JEEVAN MEIN KABHI BHI NIRASH NAHIN HONA CHAHIYE. DHEERAJ RAKHKAR JOB DUNDHTE RAHO, ACHCHHI JOB JAROOR MILEGI. YEH YAAD RAKHEIN KI JEEVAN MEIN KABHI JHOOTH NA BOLEIN. IS PAAP KEE ISHWAR AAGE SAJA JARROR DETA HAI. PAAP TEEN TARAH SE HOTE HEIN---1. MAN MEIN BURA SOCHNA. 2. MUKH SE BURA BOLNA AUR 3. INDRIYON SE BURA KARAM KARNA. SABSE BADA PAAP ATMHATYA HAI. AAPNE ATMHATYA KE BARE MEIN SOCHKAR MAN SE PAAP KIYA HAI. KRIPYA PRAYSCHIT KAREIN KI AAGE AISA SOCHENGIN BHI NAHIN. FHIR YEH PAP KHATAM HO JAYEGA. KRIPYA KATHIN PARISHRAM KE LIYE KAMAR KASEIN, AAP AWASHYA SAFAL HO JAYENGE. ROZANA ISHWAR KE NAAM KA SIMRAN AUR GAYATRI MANTRA SE HAVAN SHURU KAREIN. IS PRAKAR ISHWAR AAPKEE MADAD KAREGA. MERA TUMHE ASHIRVAD HAI.

Dhanesh Padhya: Swami ji Dandwat pranam! Firstly I am very thankful to you for your satisfied answer, you are very cleaned and straight minded. Namaskar once again, Guruji in one question I read on sight about Hanumanji you replied that he is not amar it is against the nature. Actually I have also heard in the Ramayana Kathaa of many learned Gujrati kathakars that Shri Hanuman ji is amar as he didn't went with Sri Ramji in Sarayu river. Guruji can you tell me that what happened to Shri Hanumanji afterwards? Also tell me please what about the end of Manthra and Surparnkha? I am asking you with eagerness please.
Swami Ramswarup: Thanking you please. My blessings to you. Every soul is immortal but is bounded by two types of karmas --- pious and sins and therefore to face the result of karmas in the shape of happiness and sorrows etc., respectively. Soul is provided with human body. But as per atharvaveda mantra 10/8/26 too that body will be destroyed one day but not soul and soul will take next body according to the deeds/karmas to face further. So the body of hanumaan ji does not exist now but soul is immortal. According to yajurveda mantra 3/62 nobody can attain age more than four hundred years. So i think everything is clear now in case of all above mentioned dignitaries. Fundamental laws of God are equally applicable for all who attains human/any body.

Bachan Singh: Please let me know what does Mandir means. Is it mentioned somewhere in Vedas?
Swami Ramswarup: In Sanskrit language mandiram/mandir means building/house/residence, etc.

Sarosh Butt: Few Hindu says that Advaitvad concept is mention in the Vedas but you said that it is not mentioned. They give these mantra in this favor,"Yasmatparam na paramasti Kinchit Yasmananiyo na jyaosti kinchit. Vrikshaivastabdho divi tishtatyekastedenam poornam purushena sarvam.
Swami Ramswarup: It is sholk of Shwetashwaropnishad 3/9. Its meaning: there is no other supreme like God, nor the minutest and not supreme. He is only one, and is established in the space without motion, this universe is completely filled with the God, i.e., the God is omnipresent. Now please consider that God is omnipresent. So in which matter he is omnipresent, if there is nothing except God then how he will be called omnipresent. Thus it is to be considered strictly that world and its each article made of prakriti are non -alive and always separate from God. So present advaitvad is not according to Vedas.

Sarosh Butt: "Om Poornamadam poornamidam poornaat poornamudichyate. Poornasya poorna madaya poornamevavashishyate.
Swami Ramswarup: Please correct it. It is started from - Om purannmadah purannmidam -------------.(rest your shlok is okay) it is Brihadarnyakopnishad shlok 5/1/1 its meaning is God is perfect/full in all respects and almighty. From the God the perfect universe is created i.e., universe is also perfect in all respect. From a perfect, if perfect is removed then perfect will remain. Idea of the shlok: God is perfect. During final destrcution time, the universe is destroyed and turned into prakriti. The prakriti and all immortal souls take shelter in God according to Rigveda mandal 10. Then when creation takes place then whole universe which was turned into prakriti comes out and turned into universe. Then too God remians perfect. Second idea: God is perfect and the knowledge of the Vedas always remains with in God. At the time of creation the whole knowledge of the Vedas emanates direct from God and is originated in the heart of four rishis then too God remains perfect with the knowledge of Vedas. So the above upnishad shlok have no concern with present advaitvad, please.

Sarosh Butt: Purusha sookta in Rig Veda. What is the meaning of this mantra please? "Sahasra sheersha Purusha Sahasraksha Sahasrapaa .." Is its mean that God has thousands of heads and legs, hose Heads of all Gods, humans and other creatures? Please explain the above mantras with reference to Adavita Concept.
Swami Ramswarup: Sahastrshirsha means the head of all human beings and living beings are heads of God because God is present in every head and heads have been given by God. Fundamental law of God are unchangeable. So it cannot be the meaning of Purush Sukta which is 31 chapter of Yajurveda that God has several heads. So is the case of other organs of the mantra please, like eyes etc. So it also does not have any relation with the present Advaitvad.

Deepak Chainani: What time I have to come and what else to do and how much is fees for deeksha?
Swami Ramswarup: No fees for diksha and you can come in October on any date after intimating on e-mail about your date of arrival here.

Ankush Gupta: Why the four Vedas called the scripture of Hinduism?
Swami Ramswarup:It is culture for whole of the world and not only for Hinduism. Because Vedas are eternal.

Arun Kumar: My next question is about Asthadhayi the sanskrit grammer book. Does it contain any historical events? What is the meaning of 5/1/125 (aal-jat-cho bahu-bhasini)?
Swami Ramswarup: Ashtadhayi is written by Pannini Muni. It is a Sanskrit grammar book. This is a great benefit to the human beings by pannini muni ji. It is not 5/1/125, it is 5/2 /125, it is a sutra and can only be understand if a person has studied Sanskrit grammar. For example - its meaning is from vaach pratipadik in matvarthe, there will be aalach and aatach pratya. Next the meaning of bhaubhashini is talkitive i.e., who speaks more and more and too baselessly. So sanskrit he will be called vaachalah or vaachaatah. So in this meaning several words have been used which can be known by only a person who knows Sanskrit.

Vilas Koleshwar: What is meant by "Kalpa"?
Swami Ramswarup: 14 manvantar= 1 kalp. The kaal (period) of yugas manvantar etc., is eternal and are repeated.

Mehta: This is when BHARAT is returning from his mamas place & sees DASHRATHS pratima. I want to know in detail about it.
Swami Ramswarup: Bharat saw a dream in which he saw his father who drowned in a river of oil. Secondly the ocean became dry and moon has fallen on earth etc., etc. Then a representative from Adyodhya came and asked Bharat to go to Ayodhaya immediately, where he came to know that his father has died and Shri Ram has been exiled.

Dhanesh Padhya: I just want to replicate you that Sati Anusuya ji had given updesha about it to Sita mataji to have all sobhagya sangara during her meeting in Ramayana. Actually I wanted to know that what updesha it was and that's how I asked you that question. Is it possible to give me little hint about it please?
Swami Ramswarup: From dandak van when Shri Ram reached in the ashram of Maharishi atri then the wife of Maharishi atri named Anusuya delivered some preach like----- 1. Hey! Sita it is a good luck for that you obey pativrat dharam. That is., the eternal Vedic rules and regulations of a wife to obey in respect of her husband.

2. It is further good luck for you that you followed your husband Shri Ram to be in jungle leaving all your relations, egoness of kingdom, and all assets etc.

3. O! Sita it is not a mattee whether husband resides in jungle or in a city, have all households and is happy or he is sorrows. In all circumstances the husband must be the best lover. Then only the wife gets the best places after death.

4. Whether husband is of hard nature, or poor etc., but for the wife of the best nature, her husband is her lord.

In addition Anusuya gifted Sita with divine and the superb mala, clothes, ornaments, ubtan and divine sandal.

Deepak Chainani: Thanks for reply if i keep doing havan with gaytri mantra and put devi devtas photo is it ok suppose we have shop in busy area than how we will do havan daily and if we can no do havan on shop than what else is right thing to do on shop?
Swami Ramswarup: Havn/yagya is performed in house and not in shop. In shop you may start the day chanting gayatri mantra in the mind and must close the shop repeating the gayatri mantra. As regards devi devta please intimate whose photograph are those.

Ashok Saraswat: Please covey my regards to Swamyji.
Swami Ramswarup: I, Swami Ram Swarup personally read and reply the questions please.

Sanjay Jagdish Sharma: I have house and am planning to construct hawan kundh, please guide me from where do I get details of construction hawan kundh as per rules so that no mistake occurs. Further I want to consult for my horoscope is there any good astrologer available with Ved Mandir who can help me solve my problem through horoscope.
Swami Ramswarup: Yes in Vedas it is advised that a Yagshala must be built along with the house. It must be outside the rooms in open air duly covered with a roof on pillar for protection from rains etc. But the walls must not be built. As regards horoscope you may consult locally, please. But according to Vedas it is meant for considering date of birth only, please. Otherwise future is built only by hard working and real worship of God.

Ranjana Kulashari: I am facing mental tension these days. Kindly suggest measures to get out of this frustration.
Swami Ramswarup: It requires regular advices from an acharya who knows Vedas and yoga philosophy. I am away and cannot teach you please. However, please try to study questions- answers of this web site which will sure give you knowledge and peace. This is eternal Vedic knowledge for which you must get time daily even for half an hour to study the site and obey the Vedic advices mentioned therein which suits you. Secondly i have written some books to study if you need please. This will also help you. Thirdly you must awake early in the morning for a walk and light exercises. Take plenty of water, avoid always fatty and fried food. Try to learn asan, pranayaam and meditation locally. Otherwise you may attend this Ved Mandir for all guidance.

Jai: Guru is required for the Path of spirituality. It is said that when right time comes, Guru finds/direct their shisya. Is this true?
Swami Ramswarup: No please. It is not true. Actually Vedas tell that he is the guru who is a philosopher of Vedas and ashtnag yoga philosophy and has attained samadhi. He knows right from straw to Braham. So he teaches about almighty God, souls and prakriti. He teaches all about the creation and materialistic articles, truth and illusion, progress in both ways. Worldly progress i.e., progress of education/science etc., as well as spiritualism according to Vedas, shastras and all holy books. He teaches to discharge all moral duties towards family, society and nation. And do worship according to Vedas daily. The said all preaches are taught based on above holy books giving preach of knowledge (from Rigveda), karams (from Yajurveda) and Upasana (from Saamveda), including Atharvaveda. He preaches about brahamcharya, griasthath, vaan prasth and sanyaas ashram etc., etc.

Jai: As said by you in some answers to get salvation "eight fold paths of ashtang yoga to be practiced under guidance of a learned acharya of Vedas and yoga philosophy" I have read some where that whatever progress we make in this "eight fold paths" in previous birth, same is carry forward to next birth, and in next birth we can start from that stage onwards. Is it true? Also will Guru be same in each birth or Guru may change?
Swami Ramswarup: If the knowledge is based fully on Vedas as stated above then it carries according to Saamveda mantra 1501.

Jai: I read in one of your answer "marriages are always in the hand of God" - what is the meaning of this? Please explain in details. As you have already said, good qualities should be looked for deciding of wife. What all good qualities should be looked to decide before marriage? Also it is difficult to find 100% perfect girl, so what should be the minimum criteria for go ahead for a marriage. So, how to make a decision on this aspect? Please explain, how God will let us know about the perfect match?
Swami Ramswarup: Marriages are in the hand of God means we all have to face the result of our previous lives' deeds good or bad in the shape of happiness or sorrows respectively. This philosophy is also, lengthy one and needs Vedas preach to listen. If our present deeds are pious under a guidance of acharya as stated above then we become able to kill our bad deeds/sins of our previous lives', naturally then we change our luck. So if we do not pray then we face the karmas in family life according to our deeds and if we worship then we change our worship, the result of both paths is always in the hand of God. Please note that God has no hands being formless, so here symbolic language is used.

Raj Bhalla: Could you be kind enough to translate Rigved, Mandala 4, Suktam1, Mantra 4 and 5? Does the Word Agni there refers to God or Learned Person or both?

Swami Ramswarup: Rigveda mantra 4/1/4:
TWAM NO AGNE VARUNASYA VIDWAN DEVASYA HEDOWA (HEDAH+AWA) YASISISHTHAHA
YAJISHTHO VAHNITAMAH SHOSHUCHANO VISHWA DVESHANSHI PRA MUMUGDH YASMAT

(NAH) for us, (AGNI) learned of Vedas, (VIDWAN) the learned who knows yoga philosophy in full, (TWAM) you, (VARUNASYA) the best, (DEVTAV), for the donor of Vedas’ knowledge, (HEDAH) becomes without respect, (AVA) for that kindly protect us and (YASISISHTHAH) inspires us.

(YAJISHTHAH) the best amongst those who do pious deeds (VAHNITAM) who performs huge Yajna (NAH) for us, (SHOSHUCHANAH) enlightened, (ASMAT) from us, (VISHWAH) all, (DVESHANSHI) the deeds related to faults/sins, (PRAMUMUGDHI) separate/to keep away.

That is, O! Learned, you’re enlightened so kindly keep away all our faults/sins from us.

Meaning: O! Learned acharya you're having the knowledge of Vedas, kindly inspire and protect us so that we may not do insult to any learned person. And you being enlightened/learned person, are requested to kindly keep away us from faults/sins.

Idea: They are the real learned persons who never insult a learned acharya of Vedas and they are beneficial preachers who separate/kill our faults/sins and thus make us pious. The said learneds are adorable and are eligible for respects.

Rigveda mantra 4/1/5: SA TWAM NO AGNEVAMO(AGNE+AVAMAH) BHAVOTI NEDISHTHO ASYA USHSO VYUSHTAU.
AVA YAKSHVA NO VARUNNAM RARAANNO VEEHI MRIDEEKAM SUHAVO NA EDHI.

(AGNE) learned of Vedas (SAH) he (TWAM) you, (ASYAH) this, (USHAH) of dawn, (VYUSHTAU) in the light, (NEDISHTH) nearest stage, (UUTEE) with protection, (NAH) for us, (AVAMAH) to protect, (BHAV) to be, (VARUNNAM) to preacher, (RARAANNAH) while giving, (NAH) for us, (AVA) to protect, (YAKSHVA) to be, (SUHAWAH) inviting with the best manner, (NAH) for us, (MRIDEEKAM) the deeds which give merriment, (VIHI) please give, (EDHI) to make available.

Meaning:
O! Learned acharya, you be near us and protect us by guiding pious deeds at the beautiful time of dawn, when calm light starts coming and become protective to us. While providing with the best preacher, you kindly become available to us. Because we cordially invite you with respect so teach us the pious deeds which give us merriment and remain available for us.

Idea: The time of dawn is always healthy for all human beings. Its benefits are huge. So a learned acharya of Vedas is compared here with dawn. He is the learned acharya who protects us, duly provided with eternal knowledge of Vedas, separates and protects us from sins, etc., duly provided us with Vedic knowledge.

S P Ianala: Regarding, God, Souls, Prakriti, Universe, I am sure you are the master no doubt about it. The bhakt in me will not listen, argue, discuss anything about God, because He is eternal and is above everything like mercy and punishment etc. but for the sake of understanding, the scientist in me, which always wants to go deeper and deeper. I hope you will not mind if I write few lines.

Swami Ramswarup: Yaskacharya's Nirukta Granth sutras 1/20 and 13/12 clearly state that discussion/arguments are hundred percent needed to come to the truth. That is why Upanishad and especially in Bhagwat Geeta there is great discussion/argument between disciple and acharya, Shri Krishna and Arjuna. As regards listening, Vedas are not book. It is a knowledge which always resides within God being eternal. At the beginning of every universe the Vedas (knowledge) emanates from God and is originated in the heart of four rishis. Yajurveda mantra 31/7 also refers. Thereafter the rishi starts preaching and normal public listens and wiser/learned of Vedas. So first of all listening of Vedas is necessary being eternal process. Then the Vedas are now a days to be studied. So i appreciate your and others questions always. The knowledge is not required to be shouldered stating religious point of view. Otherwise it will be a blind faith which is mostly in practice now a days.

S P Ianala: God is eternal and present everywhere, in you, in me, in earth, in plants, in trees, in elements, in oceans, in fire, in ether, in wind, in flowers, in animals, in pain, in happiness, because he is formless, tasteless, shapeless, nothing can create it or destroy it and we can find him/her deep within us, who is present as a silence (Prashant), we meditate to reach this silence which is him/her.
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please, God has unlimited qualities whereas a man is in limitations. So God is beyond description, beyond calculation and imagination and can not be observed by five senses even, he is only realized during Asampragyat Samadhi. So one has to listen from an acharya about God and the real path to realize Him (God).

S P Ianala: God responds when called for and also knows everything. We don't have to explain but before all this he asks us to purify ourselves in mind (physical self follows mind) and thought.
Swami Ramswarup: Knowledge is attained when it is given by anybody. So we have to think how he will listen our prayers? And how he will be able to purify us? What is the real path for the same?

S P Ianala: God wants us to love him/her unconditionally. We are given this body with distractions, in the form of senses, he wants us to overcome the sensual distractions and reach him in purity.
Swami Ramswarup: God states in Vedas to pray and produce pious demands before 'him' to fulfill. In this way at last we start worship and one day we become desireless. And we too become able to control our senses, our mind etc.

S P Ianala: The puja, havans, dhyanam etc are few ways to appease him, or call him or reach him, which I think is his only desire or expectation from all the souls to whom he has given bodies or chance to take birth in this arena called earth, where we are challenged by cosmos (God) not only to overcome but also to learn or purify ourselves so that the soul can move upwards, towards him for ultimate assimilation into him, which is by means of good action and karma, based on which we will get what we deserve.
Swami Ramswarup: Pooja etc., is our necessity as told in Vedas. But it is not a desire of God, otherwise he could make all human beings wise within a second. As per Yajurveda mantra 7/48 too, we are free to do pious deeds or sins but result is awarded by God in the shape of happiness and sorrows respectively. But he has given us the knowledge of Vedas and has showered his mercy on us to follow the Vedic path to kill the sins/deeds of our previous and present lives and thus to get salvation. And yes you're very much right that the human body is blessed by God giving us a chance to follow the Vedic path to realize God. Upwardds mean to get progress day by day to purify the soul etc.

S P Ianala: One thing swami jee, every soul that leaves this earth, already pays for the bad karma accumulated on this earth itself but will it assimilate or not assimilate in to paramatma depends on its level of purity.
Swami Ramswarup: And level of purity comes by real worship according to Vedas. So one must listen the Vedas and then study the Vedas to follow the preaches.

S P Ianala: My experience is in initial stages when a person tries to purify himself he faces hoards of challenge, sleep is one of them, but slowly as he gains control on his indriya or senses, the challenge he faces, appears soothing and sukhadayi. Then at this stage money, power, friends, enemies, pain, sorrow, happiness, hunger, becomes meaningless, because these are related with the body and its senses, the soul does not know anything about these.
Swami Ramswarup: Yes there are five vrittis i.e., pramaann, vipraya, vikalp, nidra and smriti. In Yoga shastra pt I these problems have been mentioned and way to rectify the same. The book is in Hindi please. So amongst five the nidra i.e., sleep/laziness is also to be controlled. Soul actually knows about the above said matters. Actually by real worship when soul becomes able to realize himself then he know the difference between him and the materialistic articles i.e., difference between alive and non alive matters, truth and illusion etc. Otherwise soul does not know himself. This matter is also stated in pt I of above Yog shastra. Comment on which have been written by me in detail.

S P Ianala: The soul again which is also formless, tasteless, shapeless, cannot be destroyed by fire, water, wind, etc. neither it can be created or nor it can be destroyed. Now in a way soul is similar to God, but why separate? Well adivaita or dvaita discussion is never ending.
Swami Ramswarup: That is why Yajurveda mantra 2/26 states that soul is "swyambhu" i.e., eternal. Soul is alive always away from illusion, immortal, and is really shape of merriment. But has forgotten himself due to indulgement with prakriti. But soul is never similar to God, but has very few, even limited qualities equivalent to God and not full. For example--- soul comes in body to face his karmas whereas God not etc., etc. Please read Yog Shastra sutra1/26 in this connection. Adwait matter in the new Vedanta is totally against the eternal knowledge of Vedas which emanates direct form God. I am sending also my book on Vedanta which will clarify the matter in questions.

S P Ianala: This universe which is created automatically by eternal God or cosmos or cosmic power, or cosmic energy, is mithya a big lie because it sooths or seduces our senses, again a big distraction for all the souls with bodies. The one which is invisible i.e. God, souls, prakriti (for me it is the sky or space which I can hold in my closed palm) are the only truth and eternal.
Swami Ramswarup: God is not cosmos but is omnipresent, please. God is separate, soul is separate and prakriti made universe is separate from each other. Yes, jagat is mithya which means it is made from prakriti and is destroyed but turned again into the shape of prakriti. It means the matter is never destroyed but changes its shape. So universe is not mithiya and too is not lie. In this connection Rigved mantra 10/190/3 also refers. Each article of the universe is non-alive and therefore can not sooth or seduce the soul. This is only alive soul who attracts towards materialistic article of universe being indulged in illusion due to his own previous sins. God and soul as i have told above are alive matter and prakriti is non-alive. God is one whereas souls are countless but constant in number. If one will try to bind the God within closed palm it will be quite impossible and beyond calculation even. Because God will reside not only within palm but he is everywhere i.e., out of palm even. As reagrds soul the matter is same. No remains prakriti. For prakriti it is also not possible. Why? Prakriti always remains in a stage of pralaya, i.e., final destruction of universe and who will keep the prakriti in palm.

S P Ianala: Universe and everything that is visible can be destroyed by man also,
Swami Ramswarup: Nobody can destroy the visible article. Who will destroy the sky and air please? And if a house, stone can be destroyed then too the same will change its shape only, please.

S P Ianala: If Soul was a separate entity, why would it be bothered about bad Karma etc.? It is good for the soul to stay on this earth and keep coming again and again, and enjoy or satisfy their senses to the full and be sensually happy. Why even bother about God (May God forgive me)? Don't you think it is the attraction between the God and the soul, which pulls it apart from all the sensory distractions to return to paramatma once for all, for its complete assimilation?
Swami Ramswarup: Soul will have to bother about bad karmas because she has to face the result of thereof in the shape of sorrows etc. Enjoyment and sorrows are based on pious and bad karmas and not in the power of soul. Therefore soul has a power only to kill the deeds by doing pious deeds according to Vedas to get permanent merriment/salvation. God is almighty and gives merriment based on karmas. So naturally soul must attract towards God because originally soul is also a shape of merriment but has forgotten his shape being indulged in illusion. Atharvaveda says a word--- "parishwangdharmi", i.e., soul has a quality which is natural one, to get attracted towards anywhere. But being in human body she has two way to adopt due to his said quality either towards God i.e., pious path or towards materialistic articles of the world i.e., illusion. Now a days due to lack of knowledge of spiritualism mostly the children are attracted towards illusion. So it is not necessary that soul is attracted towards God only. An acharya who knows the Vedic philosophy is needed to guide the soul properly which is an eternal need for soul as mentioned in four Vedas.

S P Ianala: Take your case you have worked in Indian Army and must have fought a war or two but what kept you pulling towards God? Vedas and spirituality, is it not your already purified soul probably in your previous births?
Swami Ramswarup: I can tell you a fundamental. Such souls have been doing tapsya duly related with previous births, please. This is not the result of present birth only.

Anonymous: My father was in Indian Airforce too) same thing with my father, he was a staunch devotee, and me, I am born and brought up in defense environment and I stayed for almost 23 years in defense camps till I completed my education. Now I am in Canada, but why this pull towards God? It has been there since I was 10. My father had to search for me during janmastami and other jagratas, who told me to go there and stay awake till the puja is over, not my parents (Though the atmosphere existed in my home) but is it not the soul's constant quest to attain moksha from this cycle of birth and death, and this pull is triggered by the purity of soul.
Swami Ramswarup: I am glad to listen about your respected father and you too. You are having the spiritual affects within you from your father and that is why you're taking keen interest in spiritualism. Sorrows/suffering matter is mentioned in sutra 2/3 of Yoga shastra pt I in which death is also a great sorrow amongst five. Soul does not happy with death etc., so naturally attracted towards God to get salvation, but specially those who have good affect of spiritualism traditionally.

S P Ianala: Don't you think The soul is a part of God (Please do not take it as a physical part broken from main part) we are talking about something which is similar and invisible like prakriti.
Swami Ramswarup: No please soul can never be part of God as I already explained in my previous e-mail and has explained above too quoting Yog shastra 1/26. Secondly soul is never similar to God. Soul has limited qualities whereas God has unlimited qualities, for example-God is omnipresent but soul is not etc., etc.

S P Ianala: So again prakriti is live which makes prakriti, God and soul all alike and same.
Swami Ramswarup: Prakriti is not live please. Otherwise every materialistic article which is made of prakriti would have been doing deeds like us and could not be destroyed.

S P Ianala: The air we breath is a part of prakriti, is God again, without which the body cannot live more than few minutes. So the soul needs constant unconditional support from the God in form of air, water, etc. all this to finish the task on earth. So again when are we separate as a soul, Never!
Swami Ramswarup: Body can not live, air and body both being non-alive made of prakriti. But soul needs no air, food, water etc., to live upon, being alive and immortal and not created like air, body etc. Therefore soul needs no such unconditional support please. It is body which requires. So we, the soul are always separate from almighty God as soul is not almighty.

S P Ianala: You said creation is eternal and beyond our imagination, I am sorry I differ from your view: If universe (Prakruti) is eternal, there should not be any talk about "God creates and destroys universe"
Swami Ramswarup: Eternal means creation, nursing, and destruction is eternal and automatic, please. This fact is mentioned in mandal 10 sukta 129 and 190 of Rigveda and chapter 31 of Yajurveda, though it is in all four Vedas. It is also in Bhagwat Geeta chapter tenth.

S P Ianala: Another visible manifestation of God is Sun, aditya, which is the sole reason why we are active(living) in the day and loose our consciousness (in form of sleep-dead)in the night. That also means soul does not have power to keep the body alive it simply resides in it. It is the Sun which is connecting, the deep unconscious (invisible, God) with the conscious (body, prakruti or that which is visible) so that it can live, which again means God is needed for a body to live, which also resides in the body along with the soul in form of air. So again soul needs God to get things done.
Swami Ramswarup: God needs nothing please. But after creation, he enters the universe and that is why is called omnipresent. Soul is self sufficient, body needs energy for which every facility has been made by God. Soul being master of the body while residing in it utilize the body and every article of the universe either for spiritualism to get salvation or for worldly enjoyment to get rebirth to be indulged in sorrows.

S P Ianala: You said God alive, soul alive, prakriti not alive. I do not see any difference between God and prakriti, both are same.
Swami Ramswarup: If both are same then why prakriti is under control of God? So both are not same please.

S P Ianala: In chemistry we have something called inter molecular spaces, even that space is occupied by God, which correctly defines Vishnu as sarva bhuta vyapecha (please correct me, I left sanskrit 25 years back).
Swami Ramswarup: Vishnu word is made from dhatu vishlri which means omnipresent. So there is no other Vishnu. In Yajurveda mantra 40/17 it is stated, "Om Kham Brahm", i.e., God is everywhere, even the name of God is Kham i.e., space.

S P Ianala: I also differ with your view that souls come to earth to work hard, meet their families, etc, working hard, earning money, meeting families all this depends on the direction the soul had taken, in this industrial modern world, every person has to work to earn money and survive, but all this has nothing to do with soul and God and their purpose.
Swami Ramswarup: Can dead body do any task please? It is oul which was using the body and its organs. Work hard for establishing body and to live in house etc., which will give soul to worship with concentration, otherwise a beggar can not perform yaj, can not study Vedas etc. And it is stated clearly by God in Vedas like rigveda mantra 10/121/10 to become rich by earning. Misuse means freeship, please. Otherwise God can not tell us to misuse his power.

S P Ianala: Finally, God is something above give and take, it is the soul which chooses to come back on this earth, so that it can purify itself but poor thing it looses its memory and objectivity of moksha or emancipation and gets lost in this maya.
Swami Ramswarup: If soul choose to come back she will never come back in the body of snake, lizard, and intestinal worms etc. Soul is originally purified please as stated above.

S P Ianala: God is unconditional, he even have mercy for people like hitler, but one thing is for sure God will not respond, if not called for, even after one response, we have to continue calling him to sustain the response. Hope you will forgive me for contradicting your view, it is my experience with God, and has nothing to do with Vedas, because I am new to Vedas. I am looking forward to read your precious books and literature. Thanks!
Swami Ramswarup: God has no mercy and never excuses any sin. He gives punishment. I am happy with your questions please and bless you a long happy life.

Vikas L. Acharya: If God is not visible (Nirakar), which cannot be perceived through the sense organs, is he unknown "ideal", is it therefore a symbol "OM", "SWASTIK" or an "IDOL" used to reach the unknown? Is it that "idol" leads the worshipper to the "Ideal"? How really Rishis, Munis and Yogis meet God? I believe God is available to everyone?
Swami Ramswarup: God is alive and not non-alive. If somebody live far from you and a person describe his qualities then you are able to know him without seeing. So is the case of God. When anybody listens his qualities from Vedas, he becomes able to know God by means of worldly knowledge. Thereafter when he practise philosophy of Vedas then he realizes God. Headache is only realized but can not be seen, so is the case of God based on the guess one can believe that the creation has been made by somebody and he is God. Because creation is not a task of man etc. So what is the problem to realize him. Om is the name of God. Everybody is known by his name. So is God. But secrets are to be known from an acharya.

Deepak Chainanai: I read somewhere in Vedas there is name of indra dev and brahma so which else Gods name in Veda? Brahma himself had told once Bhagwan Shree Krishna that you are God in brahmsahita. So what is your comment on this?
Swami Ramswarup: There is only one formless God who creates, nurses and destroy the universe. His names according to his qualities are uncountable. Due to lack of knowledge of Vedas people have started brahma, vishnu, mahesh etc., as separate God. It is wrong. Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh are also the name of one God, who is creator. For example from vishlri dhatu with sense of omnipresent Vishnu word is made. And meaning of Vishnu is omnipresent. And omnipresent is one God and equivalent to this God there is no other God. So is the case of Brahma, and Mahesh etc.

S C: What is "Bhakti"? Is "Bhakti" mentioned in Vedas or not?
Swami Ramswarup: Saamveda preaches about bhakti i.e., upasana. Actually bhakti means services towards God. To obey the preaches of almighty God in Vedas is his real bhakti. Please see the questions about Pooja and tirth.

S C: What is difference between the 'Sharanagathi' and 'Bhakti'?
Swami Ramswarup: No difference please. Because he who do services and pooja as stated above he is doing bhakti and he is sharnagat. God automatically takes care of him.

SC: How can one able to increase his Bhakti ? By which Bhakti decreases?
Swami Ramswarup: Keen interest to make maximum contact with learned acharya of Vedas, inspirations and hard working will definitely increase bhakti to do bhakti daily. And he who lacks the same, his bhakti will not be decreased but actually his bhakti is zero/nill.

Ranganathan: Can you help me with chitragupta gayatri and no of times one has to chant?
Swami Ramswarup: Sorry please, because there is a gayatri mantra in Vedas but not chitrgupt gayatri.

S P Ianala: Why we should not worship for one year. When someone from our family (paternal line) passes away? Is there any Vedic explanation for this?
Swami Ramswarup: There is no Vedic explanation for such thing. It could have been made a custom by human beings. When a body is cremated, Vedic rituals are made by mantras being one of the Vedic sanskaar amongst sixteen sanskaars.

Prakash Shukla: I want concentration. So any chanting or mantra for deep concentration and what will be the method for doing it regularly?
Swami Ramswarup: One should recite the holy name of God i.e., "Om" and also gayatri mantra with meanings word by word. Actually one should get diksha from an acharya. Concentration is not made on mind, but mind has to be concentrated on particular point or subject etc. It requires practice of yam, niyam, asan, pranayaam, pratyahar, dharnna and dhayan then one attains samadhi. In this path guidance of a spiritual master who knows Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy is needed. Holy name jaap of God helps a lot. I have written a book on yoga which can be sent on receipt of your postal address. However personal guidance as stated is essential. Actually to adopt brahamcharya firmly is only the right path to increase memory.

Deepak Chainani: So many persons are experiencing now days also of Saibaba presence. What is that?
Swami Ramswarup: After going heavenly abode nobody can come back to establish his presence according to Vedas, please.

Rajnikant: I want to know how many upnishad is in Indian religion, and from which "satya mev jayte" is picked?
Swami Ramswarup: Learned people consider only eleven upanishads. And satya mev jayte is not mentioned in upanishad.

RM: How did people in India lit up fire? What did they use? (there were no matches at that time)
Swami Ramswarup: Chakmak Pathar was used.

RM: As per Vedas, human was created millions of years ago Ramayana, written in the Treta Yuga (some 1.7 million years ago). However we do not have any solid archeological findings of these events, whereas we do have same for Dinosaurs. Sophisticated weapons, vimaanas were used, however to date no archeological evidence have been found. Swamiji, please clarify these doubts for us.
Swami Ramswarup: No please. Actually from prakriti God creates universe. God creates, nurses and destroy the universe and therefore this creation is eternal. This world was created one arab 96 crore eight lakhs fifty three thousand and one hundred seven years ago. But soul, resides in human body, is immortal. God and souls are alive and are immortal, whereas prakriti is non-alive but is also immortal. Tulsi Ramayan was written about three hundred and fifty years ago. Valmiki Ramayna one crore eighty one lakhs forty nine thousand and about eighty-eight years. I have also pasted my article about calculation of yugas, which may please be seen on this web site.

Suneetha: Could you please tell me the meaning of my name?
Swami Ramswarup: SU means good + NEET means established.

Moolchand: Why ladies cover their hands in Hindu dharma when they perform any Pooja?
Swami Ramswarup: It is sign of respects as well as to avoid carbondioxide etc., which black hairs consumes.

Rahul: Recently I came to know that a brahmachari should not consume onion and garlic as they stimulate passion (bad thoughts). So I have temporarily stopped. I want to know the truth from you. So if true, which other vegetarian foods should I stop eating? Also, what is the reason for not eating them?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes it is true, though these are not non-veg., foods. Fatty food may be avoided, please.

Arya Anand Prakash Gupta: Every human being has 4 things i.e. Sharir, Man, Buddhee & Atman, can you please tell me what is the diet of all these 4 things?
Swami Ramswarup: Every human being has human body made pacnh mahabhoot and consisting of five senses, five perceptions, man, buddhi, chitt, ahankaar, the said body is made of non-alive prakriti which is destroyed one day. Soul (atma) which is alive matter resides within human body. And soul is immortal. Soul's diet is eternal knowledge of Vedas to be listened from a learned acharaya and for the body we need food.

Arya Anand Prakash Gupta: Suppose a man is very happy in his life by all means, even than he wants to Parmatman why? What for he wants to meet Parmatman?
Swami Ramswarup: Because without parmatma really nobody is happy. The person may get money, assets etc., which never makes a man happy. He always worried remains in tension, misunderstanding, in diseases etc., etc. When he gets progress in both sides simultaneously i.e., spiritualism as well as in pious worldly deeds then he one day attains permanent peace/happiness. This a Vedic fundamental, eternal one and unchangeable.

Vikas L.Acharya: What is the difference between "BRAHMAN", "BRAHMAA" and "BRAMIN"?
Swami Ramswarup: Brahman/Brahmin= performs yaj daily, does ashtang yoga practice, obey Vedas' preach, study Vedas daily, tells, listens and does deeds based on Vedic truth. Brahma= knows four Vedas, and from Brahma only the Yaj is performed and completed when a yajmaan requests him to perform the Yaj. In the absence of Brahma no Yaj is considered to be completed.

Vikas L. Acharya: God is both personal and impersonal. God cannot be fathomed by human mind. All untruths are result of man creativity and ultimately BRAHM (AUM) is the reality.Can God, out of love and compassion for his devotee assume any form the devotee wishes? As nothing is impossible for him! If devotee sincerely prays to him(chosen deity - ISHTA DEVATA), God reveals the truth about his true nature. Is this method possible?
Swami Ramswarup: Personal and impersonal words are not clear. God is almighty and showers blessing for those who worship and are always pious by following the truth. He gives punishment to those who commits sins. God is formless, almighty and beyond imagination etc., which i have several times stated. And untruth is illusion not created by man, but men i.e., souls are attractive towards illusion and faces sorrows etc. No please, God does not assume any form and does not obey any order but we all have to obey his orders mentioned in Vedas. Nothing is impossible for God means he too maintains his own Vedic philosophy which is but natural according to Yajurveda mantra 1/5, he is truth and never away from truth. It does not mean that he excuses any sins of anybody without worship and without burning illusion and becoming unable to do sin. He observes only truth that is why his name is also, "Vratpati". He always teaches in Vedas that, o! Man observe justice, do not favour anybody who is liar etc., observe truth after considering Vedic proof only, co-operate and try to be honest for everybody. Discharge only those duties/deeds which gives good result of merriment in this world and after death too. Otherwise all deeds are sins etc., etc. Ishta means almighty, formless God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe.

Vikas L. Acharya: How does self realized person view this world? What is MAYA? Is it that which is unreal seems to be real and real seems to be false? Is MAYA an illusion or Gods creativity? Is it a dream or reality? Is it that realizing MAYA (PRAKARTI), BRAHM and ATMAN called self realization?
Swami Ramswarup: In this connection please first read Geeta shlok 2/54 and then send this question again because answer is also in the said shloka.

Vikas L. Acharya: What is the meaning of word "ADVAITA"?
Swami Ramswarup: The Vedic meaning of Advaita is A + Dvait i.e., A = not and Dwait = another, so there is no other equivalent to almighty, formless, omnipresent, God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. So there is only one God of the universe, was one and will always remain one, which is also told in Yajurveda mantra 27/36, i.e., "na jaatah na janishyati". Meaning: no other God is born, all will be born equivalent to one God who is creator of the universe. So it is against the Vedas that soul or any materialistic article of the universe is God, like sun, moon, soul, sky, etc., etc., etc. Because God is indulged in illusion for sometime and God separates souls and universe from him which is all against the Vedas. Yajurveda mantra 40/8 clearly states that God is 'Shudham Apaapvidham' i.e., God is the purest and is always away from any kind of illusion and sins etc., then how illusion can dare to attack on God?

Vijay Kumar: When Pitr Paksh will start?
Swami Ramswarup: Pitr means those who look after us to educate, to nurse, and to protect us etc. So the said dignitaries are mother, father, grandfather, elders, acharya, etc., so all days are pitr paksh to serve them according to Vedas.

Satish: I wish to know if there is a Sanskrit shlok or definition for a Dwij. I know that it means "rebirth" but I wanted a shlok which defines it?
Swami Ramswarup: Please see Manusmriti shlok 2/165. If you have no manusmriti then send this question again please. In this shlok the words--- "sarhasyo dwijanmana" are included.

P: If there is only one God, and religion is man's way of finding God, then why do people create differences between Hindus and Muslims? Why do people frown upon Hindus and Muslims marrying one another? After all, God is one, and in God's eyes, everyone is equal. Isn't it most important that the persons marrying be good human beings? How do you reason with people who judge someone purely based on their religion?
Swami Ramswarup: Religion is to discharge moral duties and pious deeds in the present life which in return will give the person permanent happiness/merriment in this life as well as after death. Vaisheshik shastra sutra 1/2 refers. And our motto is to realize God while discharging moral duties etc. The friction is due to not understanding the truth/religion being indulged in illusion. But think that they are following the religion. Mostly the people can talk that they are religious minded, God fearing etc., but to become the same, true advice from Vedas, shastras etc., daily havan, listening Vedas' preach, contact with learned acharya of Vedas and holy granth and ashtang yoga practice under guidance of a learned acharya is necessary. Otherwise how wil a man be a religious one at his own. The qualities are checked only by a learned acharya according to Vedas/holy granths which the acharya knows.

Dr. Anil:I am Anil from Pakistan. I have back pain which radiate to both legs. Please tell me a yogasan.
Swami Ramswarup: You're advised to learn and do sarpasan, shalbhasan, and yog mudra. I am away and can not teach you from here. You can send any problem again please.

Dr. Anil: I am Anil from Pakistan. I opened Google and search Ved from that I pick this web site. I am enjoying reading this site. Please suggest me a good new name for my wife.
Swami Ramswarup: Prabha (light), Aruna (flower of Kadam), Surbhi (spring - excellent-- fragrance ), are the names out of which you can choose one, please.

Rahul: You usually tell to Muslims and other non Hindus that their religion is not wrong and they can follow what they like. I know that your views are for encouraging brotherhood. But in online edition of Sathyartyha Prakash, I have seen that Dayanand ji criticizing Christianity and Islam verse by verse. What do you have to say regarding this?
Swami Ramswarup: Dayanand ji has not criticised please. He has told according to Vedas. But he never hated anybody else. Overall he told people for unity and brotherhood. So critiscism will do nothing. If everybody will try to learn his own religion deeply to realize God/truth then he will automatically pick up the fundamental law of God. Actually we must not be fundamentalist.

Vikas L. Acharya: If the universe is creation of God, then the three GUNAS - Qualities are also creation of God, which is inbuilt in human mind. Isn't it that everything seems pre-planned by God through creation of human body, mind, soul and world and keeping himself secret from us by creating knowledge of spirituality and materialism? Why all this play needed? Where is AATMA’s original home? I believe a pure soul will not like to be bonded within these three Gunas, body and mind. Please clarify BHAGWAD GITA shloka Chapter 4, Verse 11.
Swami Ramswarup: Three gunas i.e., raj, tam and satv are of prakriti. Prakriti/gunas are not created being eternal. From prakriti God creates universe i.e., its each materialistic articles like sun, moon, bodies etc. Creation is eternal and automatic. It is neither a play not pre-plan. Yes, in a mantra of atharvaveda there is a word, "parishvangdharmi" i.e., attractive. Soul has nature of attraction. Soul either must be attracted towards God or materialistic articles made from three gunas of prakriti. So it is soul's own decision in the subject matter of attraction. The clearance will be lengthy one please. I have been writing meaning of each shlok of bhagwat geeta which are published in punarvaas, weekly newspaper. You can approach the newspaper for detailed comments on shlok 4/11. Address is---- Pradeep Kumar Sardana, Sampadak, Punarvaas, Saptahik Patr, E. 22 Vikas Marg, Lakshmi Nagar, Delhi – 110092. Phone --- 011- 22443705, 22541799.

Dr. Manju: Could you please give me some information on Swami Ramswaroop ji?
Swami Ramswarup: He is always away from his praise etc., please. He mostly live alone and always indulged in ashtang yoga tapsya and deep thinking of Vedas, shastras, etc. However you can send your postal address and we will try to send some information of his life. He has written 15 holy books and has sung spiritual songs which have been recorded and cassette of which can also be sent to you.

Abhishek: First of all there are cheaters and cheated. People want to be cheated and they get cheated easily by gurus the one thing is clear in Gita Shri Bhagwan says that Bhakti Yoga is the Perfect. Saying Kirshna as a human or a guru or a yogi is not perfect knowledge the perfect knowledge is that he is Supreme power the supreme soul and he is the only one and he is formless but can present himself in deities because he loves his devotees.
Swami Ramswarup: People do not want to be cheated. Actually they do not know the truth being mostly indulged in illusion. Illusion is over by the guidance of a learned acharya of Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy. Due to lack of such acharya there is a problem mentioned also by samkhya shasttra's Muni Kapil in sutra 3/81. If bhakti is everything then why Shri Krishna preached about karmas, (hard working) and ashtang yoga philosophy. I would like to advice you to study my book Geeta Ek Vedic Rahasya, please, if possible. It is also said about God that God is everlasting beyond imagination, cannot be realized by eye, nose, etc., and is unchangeable. Then how can he change himself in any form? Why Shri Krishna told Arjuna that he (Arjuna) is not abler to see him (Shri Krishna) whereas Shri Krishna was standing before Arjuna?

Deepak Chainanai: I have heard that saint can leave body and go anywhere with sukshm body. Is it possible?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, an ashtang yogi is empowered to do so.

Deepak Chainanai: If I do so many mantras and as you say do only gaytri mantra and havan so should I leave another mantras it wont effect me and what is mantra sidhi?
Swami Ramswarup: No please, everybody can study ved mantras as many as he can, but do not forget the gayatri mantra. Whole Vedas are to be listened/studied please.

Ashok Saraswat: Like Lord Rama of Treta Yug and Lord Krishna of Dwaper Yug , who was the main of Satuga? The reply is required for school student.
Swami Ramswarup:Manu bhagwan, philosopher of our Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy and the first king of the world was the main dignitary.

MG:I thank you swamiji for your answer, but I am more confused than ever. In one of your answers to another disciple, you have mentioned that doing puja, havan, etc is a great help. At the same time you mention that Dosh Nivaran Puja has no value. Sir, I think the answers are contradicting, as Dosh Nivaran is also a puja. Sir, I look forward to further advice from you regarding this puja.
Swami Ramswarup: Pooja word is from Sanskrit, please. Its meaning is to give honour, respect and to adore etc., to almighty God, parents, elders and aged persons etc. What happens that due to lack of knowledge of Vedas mostly the people have made their own meanings. For example--- pious 'tirth' word is mentioned in Vedas. It is also mentioned in Yajurveda mantra 4/11. In Vedas its meaning are as under---
1. Means where study of Vedas and following eternal religious path is provided.
2. The place where Yaj and preaches of eternal knowledge of Vedas to follow, are given to cross over the worldly illusion to get salvation.
3. Boat to cross the river because boat makes us able to cross the river.

Similarly the above quoted two places enable us to cross the worldly illusion to get salvation. But you see that the people have made their own meanings of pious vedic word 'tirth'. So is the case of pooja. Pooja is not which is being done by providing flowers, sweets, dish plate with lamp, dhoop bati, etc., etc., the meaning of pooja is as above. So we must do pooja of mother, father, atithi, acharya and almighty God. Thus the pooja of parents, atithi, elders etc., is to give them respect, to provide them with sweet speech, clothes, food, and other suitable goods, money etc. So the best worship of God is to listen Vedas, doing Yaj/havan and following the path of Vedas to discharge our duties and to practise ashtang yoga philosophy, because nobody can offer clothes, food or goods etc., to God because he needs nothing but always gives. And the said pooja is mentioned in all four Vedas. So this is the exact meaning of pooja according to eternal philosophy of Vedas, which was in practice in the life of our ancient rishis, King Manu, Dashrath, Harischandra, Yudishthir, Shri Ram, Shri Krishna and their public till Mahabhart war. Thereafter within two thousand years mostly the eternal type of above quoted pooja seems to be on tips and mostly own paths to worship God against the Vedas have been made. These path have destroyed aryans-indians i.e., our eternal culture based on which only our country used to be called "golden bird" and "spiritual guru of whole of the world". Tulsi Dass in his Ramayana has very well expressed his views in his following chopai in Uttra Kand --- "SHRUTI SAMMAT HARI BHAKTI PATH SANJUT BIRATI BIBEK. TEHIN NA CHALHIN NAR MOH BAS, KALPANHIN PANTH ANEK." Meaning:
Tulsi states that there is an eternal worship based on Vedas, which gives us ascetism and factual knowledge. But the people are not following the path of Vedas due to attachment (attachment with materialistic, pomp and show and family etc.) And the people make their own new several paths of worship. So where I wrote (as you said) pooja/havan it is correct because i have used the word havan. And when I wrote Dosh Nivarnn Pooja, it is not mentioned in Vedas, it is also correct, please.

Bachan Singh: Is it possible to any swamiji, panditji, Jyotishi or tantrik to change the life of a person who does not want change his life? Means is possible to get anything with the help of above but without doing anything?
Swami Ramswarup: Not possible please. In symbolic language there is a story that vidya (knowledge) once came to rishi shouting pahi mam, pahi mam i.e., protect me, protect me. In reply the rishi asked, "how can I protect you?" Vidya replied, "please do not give me to unauthentic, incapable, undesired and lazy person, otherwise I shall be thrown in vain." Yajurveda too clearly states that he who is not hard worker and has got no inspirations is not able to gain knowledge. Actually we all are free to do sins or pious deeds but the result is awarded by God in the shape of facing sorrows, tensions, diseases and happiness respectively. So learned people always choose true path to follow.

J: What is spiritual ENLIGHTMENT ? How to identify it has occurred?
Swami Ramswarup: In this connection regular advice from Vedas is required from a learned acharya who knows Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy, please. You're invited here also please.

J: Is Ashtang yog part of Veda?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please, as is also mentioned in Yajurveda mantra 7/4.

J: Is Ashtang yoga only way to get MUKSHA? Oher yog ike bhakti yog, karma yog, kundalini yog, sahaja yog.. are these also the ways for SALVATION/MOKSHA? Are all of these different approached to get MOKSHA/salvation?
Swami Ramswarup: The correct method of bhakti, etc., is in four Vedas. So as I already told an acharya is needed to preach Vedas and real shape of bhakti, knowledge, karam kand, yoga philosohy from Vedas. Because it should not be at our own. Please Tulsidas chopai also---
"SHRUTI SAMMAT HARI BHAKTI PATH SANJUT BIRATI BIBEK.
TEHIN NA CHALHIN NAR MOH BAS, KALPANHIN PANTH ANEK."

Meaning: Tulsi states that there is an eternal worship based on Vedas, which gives us ascetism and factual knowledge. But the people are not following the path of Vedas due to attachment (attachment with materialistic, pomp and show and family etc.) And the people make their own new several paths of worship.

J: Are Kundalini energy and chakras mentioned in Vedas?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please, chakras are mentioned in Atahrvaveda mantra.

J: What is true meaning of Bramhachar according to Veda? Bhagwan Krishna were bramchari? If yes what is the difference between bramhcharya of hanumanji and krishna bhagwan?
Swami Ramswarup: Brahamcharya means who follow the path of Vedas. Second meaning he who strictly has controlled his five senses, organs and mind. I have written a book on brahamcharya in Hindi and will be available within fortnight. You must study the book to know about brahamcharya in details. No difference of brahamcharya between the said two dignitaries.

J:Is Ayurved part of Veda?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please.

J: According to ayurveda "The living body has some natural urges. They are the urge to urinate, to dedicate, pass wind, for vomiting, sneezing, yawning, hunger, thirst, tears and sleep. Inhibition of these natural urges leads to many complications. It is essential to see that the body's natural urges are never curbed?" Is to have a physical contact before marriage a sin/bad dead?
Swami Ramswarup: The natural calls of the body etc., should never be curbed. Otherwise it will be harmful. And your second question about physical contact before marriage is really a great sin.

J: Categorization of Bramhin/Chatriya/Veshya/Sudra is mentioned in Vedas or it is also man made?
Swami Ramswarup: It is mentioned in Yajurveda mantra 31/11 but based on deeds only and not by birth.

Vikas L. Acharya: What is the meaning of mantra "EKAM SAT VIPRAH BAHUDA VADANTI"? Also please explain meaning of RIG VEDA mantra reference 1-164-46.
Swami Ramswarup: Rig-Veda mantra 1/164/46 says," EKAM SADRUPA VIPRAH BAHUDHA VADANTI," i.e., EKAM SATAM means truth is one i.e., God is one but VIPRAH = Rishis, Munis who were/are learned of Vedas, BAHUDHA VADANTI utters so many names of God mentioned in Vedas like AGNIM YAMAM MATRISHVANAM AAHUHU meaning-the name of God are Agni, Yam, Matrishva and AAHUHU means "says". Yajurveda mantra 32/1 the name of God are told AGNI, ADITYA, VAAYU, CHANDRMA, SHUKRAM, BRAHM, AAPAH, AND PRAJAPATIHI ETC, ETC, ETC. In short I would explain the meaning of above all the names of God but not in detail because which are not possible here being lengthy. AGNI= agrini i.e., at the top or who comes first or who was before the creation and according to the said qualities, here the meaning of Agni pertains to God i.e., God is eternal and therefore exists always before the creation etc. that is why Rigveda mantra 1/1/1 says AGNIM IIDRHE --------------- IN the said mantra the meaning of Agni is God according to the qualities and situation. Meaning of IIDRHE means desire. Therefore the meaning of Agnim Iidrhe is, "I am desirous of God. Similarly YAM means controller of universe, Matrishva means air i.e., like air God gives life to human beings. Aditya means which cannot be broken into pieces, Chandrma means like moon God gives calm/peace, Shukram means Almighty, Braham means the superior/the biggest/the greatest etc., in the universe, Aapah means omnipresent, Prajapatihi means who nurse the universe. So all the said meanings have the qualities of God and hence the name of God in the Vedas, but are always uttered by Rishis Munis who are learned of Vedas as mentioned in Rig-Veda mantra quoted above. Therefore only Rishis Munis who are learned of Vedas utters or tells the holy name of God mentioned in Vedas and those who do not know Vedas can never utter the above holy names of God. But the said holy names on the other hand are even of surprising nature to them. One thing more the holy name of God in the Vedas are according to the nature, knowledge and deeds (God creates, nurses, destroys and controls the universe etc.) of Almighty God. Therefore those names are eternal and countless. So I am not able to mention here infinite names of Almighty God being --- beyond imagination, beyond calculation and beyond description, etc. and we have to worship the said Almighty God whose description is in four Vedas whose study has mostly been made stopped by the presently saints who were against the Vedas and speaks only charming stories etc., and never tells about Vedas. Whereas the description of Vedas in Geeta, Ramayana, six shastras, Upnishads and all ancient holy books. The reason behind that the present said saints do not study the Vedas and do not do Yajna and do not obey ashtang yoga philosophy mentioned in Vedas and adopted by Shri Ram, Shri Krishna, Mata Sita, King Harishchandra, king Dashrath and their subjects/public etc. therefore we must be aware of false prophets.

Vikas L. Acharya: Why Hindu felt it necessary to give so many names to one God, and why this freedom of choice has been mistaken for worship of many Gods. Is it that different qualities of the one God are represented by different Devatas? What does word "KOTI" really means in Sanskrit? Is it million or some kind of class?
Swami Ramswarup: It is due to lack of knowledge of Vedas. Koti means crore. But Vedas always speak to worship only one formless almighty, omnipresent God. And as regards devta there are only five devtas who are to be worshipped when they are alive. Those are mother, father, atithi, achrya and fifth is almighty God. Thirty three devtas are non-alive and not to be worshipped. Description of which has been given several times on this web site.

Deepti: What is the real meaning of the word "mantra"?
Swami Ramswarup: Mantra means deep discussion and deep consideration/thought.

Vivek: Please explain about the Sat Chit Anand experience.
Swami Ramswarup: I have already told the meaning of of Sachidanand i.e., sat+ chetan+ anand which are the three qualities of almighty God. Sat means which remains forever, i.e., in past, present, and future and cannot be destroyed. Chetan means alive. Anand means whose feature is of merriment. These are only three qualities of God among unlimited qualities. So Sachidanand is also a name of God.

Piyush Gupta: I am very much interested in knowing about Aswathdhama of Mahabharat,it is said that he is alive due to the curse of Krishna. Can I meet him, if I go for his search?
Swami Ramswarup: No please, no one becomes alive for than four hundred years as per Yajurveda mantra 3/62.

Pinakin: If we have shop and we cannot do havan so for good business what to do, can we keep pictures of devi devta?
Swami Ramswarup: According to Vedas havan is necessary please to seek blessings of God and learned person.

Vikas L. Acharya: What is meaning of word "VIBHUTIS"? How does one experience God? What does tenth Chapter of "BHAGAVAD GITA" says about Seventy Five "VIBHUTIS"?
Swami Ramswarup: The meaning of vibhuti is dignity/supernatural power. It requires an experience acharya who knows Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy to preach Vedas and to give knowledge of ashtang yoga. Geeta shlok 10/7 and 20 are to be kept in mind attentively duly discussed with an acharya who knows Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy. Then only one will be able to understand about vibhuti. The said shlokas states the aspirant who knows Shri Krishna by tatv (tatv means realization) he only knows Shri Krishna, after practising yoga philosophy with full concentration and reaching at seventh stage of ashtnag yoga i.e., meditation and thereafter samadhi. In the shlok word yogen and yujyate is mentioned. Yog means samadhi and samadhi means realization of God. In shlok 20 words, 'Aham sarvbhootashyasthitah atma' are mentioned, which means "I, Shri Krishna resides in all human beings' heart and secondly it is stated that I (Shri Krishna) is atma. Now deep consideration will only enlight that there is only one formless God, who is almighty, does not take avatr and he is omnipresent etc. And as stated in Vedas like Yajurveda mantra 37/2 etc., almighty formless God being omnipresent only is manifests in the heart of a yogi. Yask muni too says, "asya atma shariram", i.e., symbolically the soul is a residence of almighty God. So all this clarifies that when the God is manifested in the heart of a yogi then yogi becomes equivalent to God but not God. At this samadhi stage the yogi can use the word, "I" as God. So the case of Shri Krishna Maharaj in Geeta and chapter 10 also. He was adorable, complete yogeshwar.

Dhanesh N. Padhya: Why sindur and chudi is called sohag paridhan? like we do tilak i.e. giving honour to buddhi. I also would like to know about what routine thing from mourning to night a man/woman has to do as per the shashtra? The way? And why in that way? It is humble request as I will surely try to do in that manner.
Swami Ramswarup: Chudi and sindur has been a custom of a married woman. As regards routine life it is a lengthy preach but in short i will try to mention here. I have written a book on brahamcharya in hindi which is in printing press and may be available within fortnight. In that book guidance on routine life are also mentioned. You must study the book. One must awake early in the morning at about four o' clock. After going bathroom you must do holy name jaap of God. Then must do practice of asan, pranayaam and meditation. In the sunlight one must do havan daily. One must also study Vedas and holy books daily. Then whole day is there to discharge moral duties/to earn money etc. the said practice must be tried to repeat in the evening also.

Dhanesh Padhya: I do pray Shivji but in many bhajanas or many people surroundings say he used to have charas, suta i.e one form of cigarette, bhang i.e. some sort of mixture of milk etc. which take you to illusions. I am feeling very irritated. Is it true?
Swami Ramswarup: Shivji Maharaj was a purn yogi. He knows Vedas, shastras etc. Such dignitaries never take any addiction. However, we must follow the path of Vedas, which is a real worship of formless, almighty, and omnipresent God who creates, nurses and destroy the universe.

Pramod Sharma: Please explain the meaning of Ram and Mahima of Ram naam jaap.
Swami Ramswarup: The meaning of Ram is pleasant, merriment, beautiful etc. The word Ram is also in Vedas but it is not a name of God. Actually it has been a tradition of our ancient and present Rishis Munis that while performing naamkaran sanskaar of a child they give name to the child from Vedas.

Vikas L. Acharya: Today's generation is full of vice-culture. There is true need of knowledge that teaches how to live life naturally that will benefit to nature, self and human being. Today is toxic world; everything is getting polluted in some way or the other (even human mind). Today's Mankind has misused the resources of God and has forced innocent man to follow wrong path. The result will be faced by coming generation by paying heavy price for not following law of Veda's/Nature and not taking care of it?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please. It is only due to lack of knowledge of Vedas and people are still paying heavy price experiencing several sorrows etc.

Vikas L. Acharya: Sri Guruji, as you said Knowledge is gain, only when provided. This way I keep gifting needy people true spiritual books, so that they can realise the truth themselves and get started on path of spiritualism (towards the path of oneness, the Veda's).
Swami Ramswarup: yes please. Our education do not promote our eternal culture and hence problem. You may go ahead to spread vedic knowledge which is a pious deed and a worship of God.

Vikas L. Acharya: Why Yoga is given so much important for obtaining liberation from life & death cycle? I believe God listens to soul who is pure and total Satwic, and will also accept him, even if does not practice yoga methods.
Swami Ramswarup: No please. To control all the chitt vrittis and to purify mind, (antahkaran including body too) ashtang yoga practice is necessary. You're right to say that if our mind is pure then God will listen. But please add mind is made pure by practising yoga philosophy and listening Vedas. Otherwise mind will never be pure.

Vikas L. Acharya: I have read that one who is successful in Hat-Yoga (not easy for a common man) can only reach near supreme lord.
Swami Ramswarup: Hath yog is not mentioned in Vedas please.

Vikas L. Acharya: We find all over so many Hinduism ritual practices, so many Hindu Gods and Goddess and Temples, so many different mantras of Gods and Goddess for japas. Is there any standard in Hinduism? What really religion means? When we say God is one, then what is the "name" of that one supreme lord? What is mantra for supreme lord? Who is that supreme lord who is beyond the limitation and calculation of time? How do we experience God?
Swami Ramswarup: There is only one formless God who creates, nurses and destroy the universe but he is not known until an aspirant listens Vedas. The problem has arisen due to lack of knowledge of Vedas. Religion means to do the pious deeds according to Vedas which give us happiness and peace in the present life as well as after death. Actually an acharya who knows Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy, is needed regularly for guidance. The names of God are unlimited according to his divine qualities but in Vedas, his best name is "Om". The procedure to do the jaap of "Om" is required to be understood from the acharya.

Vikas L. Acharya: Since childhood in our family we consume milk of buffalo, today in book of yoga I read that buffalo milks contains Tamsic qualities and It has recommended to consume milk of cow only, which contains Satwic qualities. Is it correct? Why is Cow given so much importance for everything? Which type of Cow milk actually contains Satwic Qualities, as there are so many types of Cow?
Swami Ramswarup: Every cow gives satvic milk. No doubt the cow milk is the best but the buffalo milk can be used in case of non-availability of cow milk. I am writing a book on cow and other information will be available in the book.

Vikas L. Acharya: Can a married man achieve liberation from cycle of birth and death (follow path of brahmcharya), without withdrawing responsibilities of his family?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please. He needs advices from acharya as quoted above.

Arti Garg: What is akaal mrituu? Why it happens and how it can be avoided? Is there anything in astrology that can foretell about this?
Swami Ramswarup: Akaal mrityu is the death occurs in early ages. Death is overcome by worship of God according to Vedas and practising ashtnag yoga philosophy. No such astrology is mentioned in Vedas, please.

Rahul Dayal: I want to know the meaning of following Sanskrit mantra in Hindi: "Ko Dharman Sarvdharmanan, Muktnamoo Parmogate". Kindly help, as I am very much keen to know the meaning.
Swami Ramswarup: Which is the dharm in all dharmas to get mukti (salvation).

Dhanesh Padhya: Please let me know about who is Radhji from Shri Radha-Krishna? How she came to picture as their is nothing about her in Shri Bhagavatgeeta?
Swami Ramswarup: In Brahm Vaivrat Purann there is mention about Radha and according to book Radha was distinct relative of Shri Krishna. She has no other relation with Shri Krishna.

Dhanesh Padhya: Is it ok to take the name of God while doing routine things like exercising? What are my duties and rights according to Vedas towards my parents, child, wife, sister, close relatives and friends and society?
Swami Ramswarup: I think there is no sin to put shoes on at this juncture, but one should ever maintain purity. You must serve parents, elders and aged persons. Details cannot be obtained without studying holy books specially Vedas. Because lengthy articles cannot be given here, please.

Prasad: I wanted to ask if there is any slok to increase memory power?
Swami Ramswarup: Concentration is not made on mind, but mind has to be concentrated on particular point or subject etc. it requires practice of Yam, niyam ,asan, pranayaam, pratyahar, dharnna and dhayan then one attains Samadhi. In this path guidance of a spiritual master who knows Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy is needed. Holy name jaap of God helps a lot. I have written a book on yoga which can be sent on receipt of your postal address. However personal guidance as stated is essential. ACTUALLY TO ADOPT BRAHAMCHARYA FIRMLY IS ONLY THE RIGHT PATH TO INCREASE MEMORY.

Vikas L. Acharya: What is the meaning of "SAPTA SINDHU"?
Swami Ramswarup: These are seven oceans.

Vikas L. Acharya: What does SANATAN DHARMA Means? Is it that SANATAN = Eternal and DHARMA = Laws of Nature. Kindly correct me if I am wrong.
Swami Ramswarup: Dharam means deeds according to Vedas which give us happiness and peace in present life as well as after death.

Priya Kamat: What is the story of Shani deva? What is the relation between shani deva and sade sati?
Swami Ramswarup: In Vedas there is no mention of shani dasha, graha etc. Shani pooja is also not mentioned in Vedas. So is needed not. We have to worship only one formless, Almighty, omnipresent and omniscient God.

Deepak Chainanai: Is kundalni jagran good? Like I have seen so many people try to do kunalini jagran and some gurus also keep shiver and give deeksha?
Swami Ramswarup: Ashtang yoga philosophy is required to be practised in this matter please. Please be aware of false prophets. And the yoga philosophy is learnt under guidance of a acharya who knows Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy.

Moolchand: I have got rudraksh kavach from one guru worth about 40000, but did not help. Now can you suggest what to do?
Swami Ramswarup: Actually please ask them to send their problem in detail. As far as Vedas are concerned rudraksh does not help, only own tapsya and pious deeds help.

Sambit Roy: Is mantra japa really fruitful? How many times a person shoud do japa in a day to be enlightened? It is always said to have faith while doing japa, but unless a person gets some knowledge or bliss from japa, how can he have faith? Please answer my questions.

Swami Ramswarup: Yes you're right please. In this connection really a spiritual master who Vedas and ashtnag yoga philosophy is needed to guide. And no doubt then jaap will do the best. Yog shastra sutra 21/21 says that daily hard practice of mantra jaap/worship etc., must be performed. As much as hard and more practice will be there you'll get more and more benefit and take less time to gain knowledge /peace etc., if you'll be slow accordingly you'll take more and more/long time to realize. So i think there is no much importance of forty days because the full life is meant to worship daily according to Vedas and even in one life it is not sure that aspirant may be able to realize God. So is the case of 108, 1008. Actually this life is blessed by God to worship him till death.

Prasann: We have been taught from many scripts that we must leave Aham. If consider my self as a atman and if I consider body is sensors to sense this physical world, even though I am there to enjoy these group of senses. So should I consider Aham as atman?
Swami Ramswarup: Here aham means ahankaar, i.e., pride/ ego, so one must always try to worship God according to Vedas by performing yagya and doing ashtang yoga practice to get the good result to give up pride/ego. Otherwise pride is too dangerous to mention, like the history of Ravana and Duryodhan.

Surya P Ianala: I am a scientist in chemistry and I have intense interest and faith in our Vedas, shastras and other scriptures, I am trying to learn and practise them now. I understand the creation of universe is by God and also as you have explained Vedas were rendered automatically to four rishis by God. It all explains "how" it was done by God, but since a long time I have been curious to know, "Why" God did this, I mean creation of everything and then destruction of everything, I believe initially God separated a part of him as souls to take birth on this earth, but for that soul to re-assimilate into paramatma, it takes a great deal based on karma etc. but again "Why God took this exercise, what was the divine purpose. In a way did invisible prakriti existed before creation of visible universe from it, or it was created just before to create universe, swami jee I hope my question is clear.
Swami Ramswarup: Your interest in Vedas is appreciated please. This is actually a true worship to formless, almighty, immortal God. As regards creation it is automatic. Actually God has no desire. Like a potter who builds pots from mud, the power of God works in prakriti (non-alive matter) and universe is created. This all has been mentioned in Rigveda mandal 10 sukta 129. I shall try to send you about creation by post being lengthy if you please send your postal address. Shwetashwaropnishad shlok 6/8 states - "swabhaviki gyan- bal-kriya", i.e., the knowledge, power and deeds of God are automatic i.e., God has no desire for the same. If someone sits alone then it is also automatic that his mind starts thinking etc. The creation is eternal and automatic/everlasting. In the above Rigveda mantra 10/129/7, it is clearly mentioned that God is creator, "sah yadi waa dadhe yadi waa na", i.e., He creates, nurses and destroy the universe. Suppose God does not create the universe then souls of all human beings will remain in shushupati awastha (like a comma stage), the souls will not get body to act. This will be like a lazy man who is not after hard working etc., and remains on bed for continue sleep. Definitely there will be then no sorrow, no happiness, no struggle, no working etc., etc., and the stage will be of a lazy man as stated above. Actually soul resides in body and as many as bodies are there, the number of souls are same. Souls are also immortal and not made by God even. God is lord of souls and universe. It is mercy of God on souls that he gives bodies to souls according to deeds of souls not to be remained in shushupati where there is no feeling but to work hard from the bodies to see family and get salvation. However, creation is eternal and automatic. It is beyond control of our feelings and imagination, please. You know that God is immortal and formless, unchangeable, etc., so how a change in God (to separate a part) is possible. Even nobody can imagine to break sky to convert into pieces. There are uncountable names of God in Vedas according to his divine qualities. One name of God is also, "Aditya", from "do awakhandne" dhatu, the word 'aditi' (immortal/unbreakable) is made and by doing taddith from it, the word Aditya is made, which is a name of immortal God, its meaning is, he who cannot be broken into pieces. So it is not possible that God will separate any piece from him to form souls or universe. God (alive), souls (alive) and third is prakriti which is non-alive, from which creation is made. All three are immortal, eternal and are separate from each other based on the qualities also. If we consider souls and world is a part of God (which is impossible), then naturally both will be having qualities equal to God but it is not there. Souls is bound to face the result of his good or bad deeds in the shape of happiness or sorrows respectively whereas God never faces. And the worldly articles are non-alive and also cannot be a part of God. God is lord of universe if universe is God (being a part thereof) then there will be no question of being lord. Even there will be no question of omnipresent in respect of God.

Prakriti is also never created by God. It is eternal. The creation is from prakriti. I will send the details by post please. I have written a book about Vedanta in English which can be sent on receipt of your postal address, please.

Rashmi: Tips for weight reduction. I am doing exercises and yoga.
Swami Ramswarup: In addition, please try to take at least 20 glass of water or more daily. Always avoid fatty/fried food. I think you're vegetarian , if not please leave non-veg., take one lukewarm water duly mixed one teaspoon of honey and juice of one lemon empty stomach and before brisk walk. Walk after dinner and go to bed in the night at least three hours after taking dinner. It all will be beneficial for you.

Alka: What my stars say?
Swami Ramswarup: Stars are made bright by hard working towards right path please. It is a law in the Vedas as also stated in Yog shastra sutra 2/16 that worship kills all the sorrows etc., now which are to be faced in future. And this is only possible by hard working towards right path and real worship of God under guidance of an acharya who knows Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy. Then an aspirant while discharging all his moral duties can attain permanent peace and a long happy life. So we have to follow Vedas for making our future bright.

Pawan Kumar Tyagi: I am suffering with sinus since last 8 years , taken all types of treatment , but temporary relief. Kindly suggest some yogis tips.
Swami Ramswarup: You're advised to do neti kriya daily please, which must be learnt from a yoga teacher carefully. You must also learn some yogasan, pranayaam and meditation. Please learn locally because i am away and cannot teach you.

Yogesh Shingari: There is vasuki kal sarp yog in my kundli and let me know how I can be relaxed?
Swami Ramswarup: I have been answering such questions since long. Vedas are our proof being eternal knowledge direct from God at the beginning of every universe. So if any matter is not related to Vedas that becomes unauthentic so is the case of kaal sarp yog/kundalini etc., so forget about it and do not worry. Yajurveda mantra 7/48 states that we are free to do pious or deeds pertaining to sins, but result is always awarded by God in the shape of happiness and sorrows respectively. So it is up to us to choose the path. In this connection kaal sarp yog etc., has no role.

Rupesh Parashar: I want to prepare Khechari Parad, can you explain the all process?
Swami Ramswarup: There is a khechari mudra in yoga's concern. But you have mentioned the above parad. It is not clear to me please. Kindly clarify.

Rashmi Sahu: What is kriya yoga, can you please enlighten us on this topic?
Swami Ramswarup: Kriya means deeds/actions. In Yog shastra sutra 2/1 it is mentioned, "tapah - swadhyay- ishwarprannidhanani kriyayogah", so one must do tapah swadhay and ishwar prannidhanani in action and not mere study or talking.

Ankita: I want to ask a question. I want to know whether the 10 gurus of Sikhs were all authentic according to Vedas or not? If not all of them, then please name the ones who were?
Swam Ramswarup: In Shri Gurbaanni references about Vedas exist. For-example, in Shri Gurubaanni, it is stated, "Ved onkaar nirmaaye". Meaning--- Vedas emanates from Almighty God. So definitely Guru Sahibaan knew about Vedas.

Preetika: Meaning of my name?
Swami Ramswarup: Preeti+ka = preetika. Preeti means love and ka word in Sanskrit indicates happiness. So who loves God and human beings and remains always in happiness, she is Preetika.

Madhu H.P: I was practicing meditation and pranayama 5 years back. I am having gastric problems. Please show me a way to over come this problem.
Swami Ramswarup: Gastric trouble is not due to pranayaam and meditation please. It is created by taking fatty food, less quantity of water, not awaking early in the morning and not going to a long morning walk and exercises, not taking complete vegetarian food etc., secondly asan, pranayaam and meditation must be learnt from an experienced yogi. It must not be done based on bookish knowledge or watching TV. Otherwise it is harmful.

Moolchand: Why Hindu girls cannot perform all the poojas like a Hindu married woman?
Swami Ramswarup: Hindu girl can also perform all pooja like Sita mata etc., who started pooja since childhood. Her it is not out of place to mention that worship must be according to four Vedas, which is an eternal knowledge direct from God.

Anonymous: Why Hindu man and woman cover their heads in any poojas and havan or in temple?
Swami Ramswarup: Scientifically it is proved that black colour consumes more carbondioxide. So that if we all cover our heads it is a sign of respect also.

S C: You have told that Sri Ram or Sri Krishna are not mentioned in Vedas. Then mentioning of Mohmmed Paigamber is how possible? Islamic websites article quote certain Vedmantras and Purans say that Paigambar is mentioned there.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you for a happy life. I already said that Vedas are not history book. It is an eternal knowledge emanates direct from God at the time of beginning of every creation. So Vedas do not contain any personal names please. Our rishis munis had a trend to name a new born baby from Vedas by performing naam karann sanskaar. So the rishis gave name shri ram and shri krishna from Vedas. I repeat that Vedas are not history book. Vedas contain fundamenatl laws. Vedas contain gyan kand, karam kand and upasana kand. In the ancient times the knowledge of Vedas was door to door and people were learned. Due to bad luck of india mahabahrt war took place and due to broken hearts effecting killing at a huge stage the remaining people consisting of old ladies and children could not continue the path of Vedas and hence the next generation indulged in illusion. The effect of which is still being seen. So most of the people are not aware of the knowledge of the Vedas. Who knows the real words and meaning of Vedas. I only here quote a Rigveda mantra 1/164/39 wherein it is stated by God if you study the Vedas only but you have not followed the preach in action by means of doing yajyen and hard practice of ashtnag yoga and thus you have not realized God then--- "Richa kim karishiyasi, i.e., only Ved mantras will do nothing. And if anybody attains samadhi and gains the said knowledge, he will naturally start speaking only about one God, the description of whom is in Vedas. He will praise God only. So it is the philosophy of Vedas which clarify that Vedas do not contains any name (proper nouns, etc.,) , and if anybody from Islam says his personal views he is authorized/ free to preach because it is his faithful sect. And Vedas are aryans eternal path. Everybody is free to adopt any path. We must aware of our vedic culture. Kindly promote Vedas to educate aryans to know about truth because truth is God and God is truth. And love is God and God is love. If we are lack of knowledge of Vedas then surely we will be thrown in illusion and everybody will be able to teach his own path. This has been a problem with aryas/hindus that we have also made such our own paths which makes us to go against the eternal knowledge of Vedas. If we are illiterate then how we will be able to know truth and express truth before the society. In Rigveda and Atharvaveda, there is a pious word Narashanshaha which I have already explained in detail with full mantra and is placed on this web site please.

S C: One Islamic speaker is saying that Vedas comes before Islam so Islam is more advanced. Are you doing anything to stop this misinformation?
Swami Ramswarup: We have no comments on the above statement because he is preaching his religion for which he is free. We have to say about our eternal religion that is eternal knowledge of Vedas. In Atharvaveda mantra 7/2/1 and in other Vedas also it is clarified that at every creation God first creates unsexual human beings/living beings who attains the young body and not child or old. Because in case of children, who will nurse them, and in case of old pregnancy is not possible, so the facts are well known by almighty God who is omniscient. That is why in Vedas the name of God is also Pragya (in pure Sanskrit it is Prajyen). The meaning of Pragya is He who knows all about the universe and even beyond. And whose knowledge is beyond illusion and misunderstanding etc. Now also you see in newspaper and TV that a cruel mother throws a newly born baby and baby is either died or is located before death and nursed in hospital. I have no comments please because every religion is free to say anything. So we all Arya must also study the eternal knowledge of Vedas, to spread the knowledge door to door, also to promote international brotherhood. Learned acharya of Vedas like Vyas Muni etc., knows about the fundamental laws of God. Such personnel do not accept purans please. So no comments.

Shalimar: Is "Ambar" a Sanskrit word?.....We know that Ambar means Sky but I want to know is this word Sanskrit? Is there any mention of different races of people in the Rig Veda?
Swami Ramswarup: Ambaram is a Sanskrit word please. In Hindi it is Ambar. No please, no matter of different races. But there are four varnn according to own deeds.

Poonam Bahl: Like I agree that we need not see Manglik etc. while marrying and its all about the person and his good deeds in this life and past. But, unfortunately it is not necessary that the opposite person also believes in the same. Like my brother who is supposed to get married doesn't believe in this - but he still has to follow because majority of the girls-parents believe in Manglik philosophy. Otherwise it would be difficult for him to get married. When is a good time to do Pooja?
Swami Ramswarup: Truth is truth. Truth is unchangeable please. The knowledge emanates from the God at the beginning of the earth is in four Vedas which are eternal and true. Vedas are our proof. The matter which is not mentioned in Vedas are always considered unauthentic and is therefore not acceptable. So there is no mention of opposite party whether the party accepts or not. But one thing is there that one should always avoid blind faith. Mangalik/teva etc., are not mentioned in Vedas please. Every day and times are created by God and thus are pious. The pooja or any pious function can be performed on any date /time. It is our own good/ bad deeds, the result of which we have to face and we starts saying that the day is pious or bad.

Poonam Bahl: Anyway life is all about compromise..
Swami Ramswarup: No please life is not to compromise otherwise the theory of struggle and hard working to make future bright will be of no use. Yog shastra sutra 2/16 states, kill all the sorrows etc., now which are to be faced in future. And this is only possible by hard working towards right path and real worship of God under guidance of an acharya who knows Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy. Then an aspirant while discharging all his moral duties can attain permanent peace and a long happy life. So we have to follow Vedas for making our future bright.

Poonam Bahl: I hope the world gets educated about the Vedas but these days who has the time - We are all running in this life.
Swami Ramswarup: If we have no time to listen and follow Vedas then God also has no time to bless us with a long happy life by killing our sins of our previous lives' which creates sorrows. In Yajurveda it is clearly mentioned that the person who leaves spiritualism, God and learned acharya then the God in return also leaves him to face the sorrows, problems, tensions, diseases and to face dehik, bhautik and adhyatmik taaps, i.e., sorrows. So Yajurveda mantra 7/48 states that we are free to do pious or deeds pertaining to sins but result is always awarded by God in the shape of happiness and sorrows respectively. So it is up to us to choose the path. My daughter, my blessings are always with you and I am happy to receive the above questions from you which one day will sure throw light in your life.

Agarwal: When is Punsavan sanskar done? What is the best muhurat?
Swami Ramswarup: In this matter consideration of muhurat, nakashtra, etc., are not required as per Vedas. The above sanskaar is performed in second or third month when pregnancy is confirmed please. Main thing is only Yaj from Ved mantras.

K: I had earlier asked you a question on God and the Vedas. I had also told you that I got this faith on just One God through a Muslim friend. He had explained to me how God can just be one and that He is formless. After that I had done a lot of research myself on both Islam and Vedas. I realise that both the Vedas and Quran talk about the same one God who is formless. Infact I think both the Quran and the Vedas as far I as I know (my knowledge is limited on both) talk about only good things and ONE GOD. I respect both the books as both are the word of God.
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please. Both holy granths talks about one formless god. As per as vedas are concerned it is an eternal knowledge emanates direct from god at the beginning of every creation (because god creates, nurses and destroys and again creates the universe and this tradition is eternal). In new creation there remains no any spiritual master to give knowledge and therefore almighty guru only gives knowledge of vedas, which philosophy i have told several times and still pasted on this web site.

K: In the Quran, God says his name is ALLAH and in the Vedas God says his name is OM. WHY IS GOD CONFUSING PEOPLE and why is he bringing about disharmony between people when he could have used the same name in all languages?
Swami Ramswarup: "Om" is from vedas and "Allah" is from Kuran sharif but one thing is clear that Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Isai, Parsi, Jain, etc., etc., are sects which have not been made by god. God has given the knowledge of eternal vedas. The sects have come into existence within two thousand years. Now it is one's own decision to follow any path. If you think to accept the name of god as "Allah" then we have got no problem. And you should have no problem for them who recite the eternal name of god as "Om". Please do whatever you like.

Ashok Kumar Saraswat: Please tell the God of the Satyuga (Golden Period)?
Swami Ramswarup: GOD IS ETERNAL, UNCHANGEABLE, FORMLESS, OMNIPRESENT, OMNISCIENT, BEYOND DESCRIPTION, AND BEYOND IMAGINATION, ETC., ETC.

Soni: I want to know that, "Rigved mein Rig ki utpatti kaise hui"?
Swami Ramswarup: Not utpatti. It is eternal. Rigveda contains mostly science subject and is therefore called gyan-kand. This all is eternal. The matter which is made (utpatti) will be destroyed whereas Rig is eternal. So no question of utpatti. Rik means eternal.

Lalita: I am 69 years old.I feel very depressed and want to run away from my family. Is this time for Vaanprasth? What should I do? Or where should I go to get peace of mind? I stay with my husband, divorced daughter and a grand daughter.
Swami Ramswarup: Brave must not be depressed. However, this is the age to get vanprasth. But better if your husband too follows the same path.

Vipin Shishodia: I want to change my name for prosperity.
Swami Ramswarup: No need not change please. One should only struggle hard towards a right path to make his future bright. According to Yajurveda mantra 40/14 one should get progress simultaneously in spiritualism as well as in worldly pious affairs according to vedas.

Deepak Chainanai: When will be next shivir and what is charge?
Swami Ramswarup: Please contact during March 2007.

Jai: I saw the other answers and understood that astrology is not mentioned in vedas. But does that mean we can ignore astrology completely and can go against it?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please, because it is not mentioned in Vedas.

Jai: Science is also not mentioned in vedas but we have to believe on principles of science and we cant ignore or go against science laws?
Swami Ramswarup: Who told you please that science is not mentioned in vedas. Every matter relating to present science and even the matter which has not been discovered as yet are all mentioned in vedas. You're invited here to study vedas about the said fact with me at least for three days. Because there is no use of mere talking.

Jai: In the same manner astrology came after wards and is based on some fundamentals of effects of many GRAH on individual.
Swami Ramswarup: All sects, kaam, krodh, mad, lobh, ahankaar, films on bad matters/stories etc., showing sexual scenes etc., have also come after vedas and against vedas then should we accept the same?

Jai: Also we have been seeing its effects on individuals and horoscope match for marriages. Can we ignore astrology?
Swami Ramswarup: The fact is always of our deeds whether good or bad, the result of which is awarded by god and not grah etc. (Yajurveda mantra 7/48 refers)

J: What is spiritual enlightenment? How to identify it has occurred?
Swami Ramswarup: In this connection, regular advice from Vedas is required from a learned acharya, who knows Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy please. You are invited here also please.

J: Is the path of salvation/moksha is of individual soul? Or it is in combination/relation with the soulmate (life partner)? Is there any relation between the husband and wifes of their previous birth or this is free from it?
Swami Ramswarup: Individual soul's matter please and not combined. Otherwise if one soul acts for sleeping then every soul must observe sleeping, which is not. If one gets knowledge then whole souls of the universe would have been learned, which is not. Husband and wife relation is free.

J: How to find the right soulmate/life partner in this world. What should be the criteria to decide the right life partner?
Swami Ramswarup: Based on good qualities of both sides please.

Rashmi Sahu: Swami ji I want to learn vedas and impart the same knowledge to my son and other people around me to understand what is life and what is the aim of life, the ultimate aim of life is to realise God. Please tell me authenticate books in vedas to read & gain knowledge I do yoga everyday and have stopped all non veg almost two years back following a regular dincharya. But with knowledge of vedas you should try to attain higher spheres of spiritual life under a learned spiritual master. Please help me in getting knowledge of vedas. Swami ji recently I have read a book autobiography of a yogi. I wish to be on the path of yoga and realisation of god. Please give your blessings and guidance.
Swami Ramswarup: If the book is as per vedas and does not tell that soul is braham, and does not say about adwaitvad, which is against vedas, then its okay please and my blessings are with you. Your views are appreciated. Try to study my all books. I have written 13 books, the list of which is on the website. When you'll finish the books then try to study Rigveda first.

Jayaram P.K.: The following are some doubts raised by brother-in-law. I am of the opinion that Lord Krishna is "Perfection Personified" and his words of wisdom would be "free from any defects/flaws/contradiction".
Swami Ramswarup: No please. The Yogeshwar Shri Krishna Maharaj who took birth from his mother devki ji is a reality, which I have told already on this web site. Please see the web site.

Jayaram P. K.: Some of the slokams in Gita give specific practical wisdom to Mankind as you said in your message. For example, 1) "Naa dathe Kasyachit paapam na chaiva sukritham vibhuh .." (Chapter 5, slokam 15)
Swami Ramswarup: Recently i have clarified in response to a question that Mahabhart, Valmiki Ramaynan are true granths. Please see the web site in this connection. Your quotations are good, but need clarification also. Geeta tells about Karam kand from Yajurveda, Gyan kaand from Rigveda and Upasana kand from Saamveda. We have to get progress simultaneously in all three said subjects and not one or two. Your are requested to send your postal address to give brief on all above quoted Geeta shlokas according to vedas and then you put question again please. You're always welcome and my blessings to you.

Arpita Sudesh: I have started doing daily havan as per the method shown on your site, stopped eating non-veg, doing my yoga also. I am feeling positive and calm. I use to get worried and angry for silly issues earlier. Thank you very much. I would like to learn more about Vedas.
Swami Ramswarup: I really appreciate that you have stopped eating non-veg. In Atharvaveda it is clearly mentioned that god excuses this sin of taking non-veg before. Please maintain this forever. This was a great violence which you have finished. Secondly the havan is also the best worship of the god and it will give you really the best result. Dear daughter my blessings to you.

Deepak Chainani: I have one Muslim salesman he says when god sent first 2 persons name adam and hava begam that’s why life starts with Muslim dharam than all the vedas also came out from Kuran Sharif. And he says like only Kuran Sharif is like aasmani book Allah self gave inspirations to write is while vedas were written by rishi munis so everybody should follow only Kuran Sharif and I dont have reply to give him.
Swami Ramswarup: There is no doubt that Muslim religion has come into existence approximately within two thousand years. Whereas vedas are eternal and as usual came into existence in this creation about one arab ninety six crore eight lakhs and about 54 thousand years ago, i.e., at the beginning of the earth. In whole of the world it is accepted that vedas are only the ancient holy books. Secondly it is also a misunderstanding that rishi/munis wrote vedas. The knowledge of vedas always emanates direct from almighty god and is originated in the heart of four rishis at the time of unsexual creation. Then only the four rishi becomes learned of vedas and starts teaching by mouth and knowledge thus spreads hearts to hearts without writing etc. Please see the article on vedic philosophy also. However Kuran Sharif is also a holy book of Muslim and too adorable.

Deepak Chainani: You say there is on formless god, god has never take birth but in Shreemadbhagwat Geeta bhagwan Shree Krishna says I am everything and jab jab pap badte hai me janam leta hu than what is that?
Swami Ramswarup: For every truth the main proof are vedas, which are called self proof. Vedas state that after getting the knowledge form a learned acharya. When a aspirant performs yajna, does pious deeds, discharges his moral dutues faithfully while the same he does practice of ashtang yoga and thus attains asamprgyat samadhi. At this stage of samadhi Almighty God becomes present within him. Saamveda mantra 944 states that at the stage of the Asamprgyat Samadhi within the yogi the preach of vedas utters which comes with the mouth of yogi duly inspired by god himself. So the yogi at this stage can say, "I am Ganesh, I am Shiva, I have created universe and all must worship me etc., etc." because at this stage the words utters by the yogi are inspired by god himself and the words are direct from god. Secondly the souls who had got salvation may come back and take birth to guide the people. And after doing his job the soul goes back at his own to realize salvation. This is as per Atharvaveda mantra 9/10/11. So within the soul of Shri Krishna Maharaj actually the words of god were uttered which are true. However, one must know that Yajurveda mantra 32/1 too says that there is only one formless god, who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. But his names are several according to his qualities. So Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh, Ganesh, Shiva are the names of god according to his qualities which I have briefed several times on this site please. Please check the site, otherwise send your question again.

Madan Gopal: Is doing Dosh Nivaran pooja for Rs 15,000 a help for the future? The information about the curse is incidental. I look forward to your advice.
Swami Ramswarup: No please. According to vedas we have to worship only one formless god who is almighty, omnipresent, immortal, and he only creates, nurses and destroys the universe. We only attains peace and destroy our sins by the worship of said formless god. Therefore the pooja as stated by you above is against the vedas.

Marika: I would like to know if the Statue of Lord Hanuman can be put inside the house or outside.
Swami Ramswarup: Shri Hanumaan ji was a great warrior as well as the greatest learned yogi of vedas. This statement is available in Valmiki Ramayana when Hanumaan ji made conversation with Shri Ram in jungle. Vedas preach do not tell about any other worship except one formless god who is almighty, omnipresent, immortal, and he only creates, nurses and destroys the universe. We only attain peace and destroy our sins by the worship of said formless god. So you can put the statue of veer Hanumaan ji according to your wish because he is adorable but worship must be performed for formless god according to vedas which veer Hanumaan ji also did.

Balbir Singh: I believe in God. I lead a holy life but I continue to face problems. I am also affected by black magic.
Swami Ramswarup: According to Yajurveda mantra 7/48, we all human beings are free to do good or bad deeds but result is awarded by god in the shape of happiness, and sorrows, respectively. So anyone who is in tension etc., it is only due to the result of own deeds of previous lives' for which one must never feel worried. Yoga shastra sutra 2/16 clearly states that sorrows are burnt by worshipping god properly according to vedas. Therefore It is very much clear according to vedas that no black magic etc., is there. So you need not to worry. I advice you to do recite gaaytri mantra daily and to do havan. You'll get peace sure. Dreams will also be finished. Please also try to learn yog asan, pranayaam, meditation locally, as i am away so I can't teach you.

Neeraj K. Chauhan: What is the importance of 40 days practice while going through any mantra Jap or any such kind of devotional practice? Even what is the significance of 108 times of jap in mantra Jap? These numbers of remembering the God i.e. 40 days, 108 times, 1008 time keeps any special importance or any thing else or for any special purpose. Please explain me in details?
Swami Ramswarup: Yog shastra sutra 21/21 says that daily hard practice of mantra jaap/worship etc., must be performed. As much as hard and more practice will be there you'll get more and more benefit and take less time to gain knowledge /peace etc., if you'll be slow accordingly you'll take more and more/long time to realize. So I think there is no much importance of forty days because the full life is meant to worship daily according to vedas and even in one life it is not sure that aspirant may be able to realize god. So is the case of 108, 1008.

Valonka Gill: How long does the period of "Pitr Paksh" last and are people advised to avoid travel or changing residence during this time ? Why?
Swami Ramswarup: No such rule is mentioned in vedas, please. So you need not worry. Vedas are our self proof. It is a knowledge direct from god and is therefore authentic. The rules which are not mentioned in vedas are not applicable please.

Deepak Chainanai: If I have more than one guru and I keep their photos in temple and worship them all, is it ok? I like Shri Krishna
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas preach do not tell about any other worship except one formless god who is almighty, omnipresent, immortal, and he only creates, nurses and destroys the universe. We only attain peace and destroy our sins by the worship of said formless god. So you can put the statue of Yogeshwar Shri Krishna Maharaj according to your wish because he is adorable but worship must be performed for formless god according to vedas. Yes, the knowledge to worship god is obtained from vedas and vedas are preached by a learned acharya. One can collect true knowledge according to vedas from anywhere. Shri Krishna Maharaj also learnt vedas and yoga philosophy from Rishi Sandeepan.

S C: Hindus have been given the status of a fourth-class citizen in Pakistan.
Swami Ramswarup: It makes no difference please being a thought by human being, whereas in the court of almighty god there are no race, no sects, no caste, no ups and downs, no rich and poor but are considered only based on the good or bad deeds.

S C: The work which you are performing, it is a great work there is no word describing it. Answering the all type of question with peace of mind without angry, is a great work.
Swami Ramswarup: Thanking you please. But it’s all due to the blessings of almighty god. We must serve the human being and [promote international brotherhood by worshipping only one formless god.

S C: In India out of 80 crore Hindus how many peoples are computer literate if we assume that they are 1 crore. Out of these how many peoples see your website how many peoples curious of about Vedas, Hindu religion. In the time when transport was rare, not so modern. Then also Sri Dayananda Saraswati traveled India. Now when technology is so fast, why can you not use the technology why cant you start a TV channel?
Swami Ramswarup: I heartily appreciate your views. But now the time is changed. During the time of Swami Dayanand Saraswati people were mostly villagers and illiterate too. Nowadays flood of gurus has come into existence, which are mostly against the Vedas. At this juncture too preach the Vedas to the public, who have made their own gurus is very difficult. Secondly at that time there was British govt., who did not interfere in religious matter and even the govt., mostly did justice in the religious matter. Whereas nowadays nobody can object others. Swami Dayanand ji raised Arya Samaj and got means to spread knowledge whereas i am too lack of finance/means to spread Vedas. But I think in the near future god will sure help me more and more.

S C: Nowadays publicity is every thing Vedas are so pious but how can a man does study or gave respect without knowing it. (Nowadays publicity of other religions are in huge which criticize another religion)
Swami Ramswarup: Criticism is not good. Love must always be there. We must tell always truth and we must not criticize. Vedas are not sect. It is knowledge direct from god and is applicable to all human beings. So it can be adopted while remaining in any sect. Truth is always truth and acts accordingly. But truth is only given by a learned of vedas. It is said in Rigveda that no merriment/peace without worship of god, no worship without the knowledge fo vedas and no knowledge without a learned acharya of vedas.

S C: Swamiji to stop religion conversions. Can you have any plan? Because we have so huge knowledge of god leaving this accepting other religion is a religious suicide?
Swami Ramswarup: Religion conversions are not good. But what can we do, because everyone is free. It is also due to lack of real knowledge. So if people will be learned then the problem will automatically be solved. For-example, some people contacted one of my disciples in Sweden on the said matter. They showed their books. Immediately my disciple showed religious books to them, written by me. The persons without discussing the matter more went away. There are so many such examples. There is an old lady in Delhi, she got problem that suitable match for daughter was not being arranged. The pandit made teva, janampatri etc., and declared that her daughter will never be married. The so called pandit/jyotishi/their agents try to seek such houses to make the public fool and extort money out of them. Once such pandit entered her house and stated that he will make a jantri from Ramayana chopai and with the result a suitable match will be available soon. The lady was my disciple and has been listening vedas and doing havan with full concentration for the last many years. She had studied my all books even. So she replied the pandit that she has heard that Shri Ram ji had been listening the vedas from his Guru Vashisth, and was a complete yogi even. Shri Ram ji also told that vedas are the supreme/truth. She added is there something else above the vedas and is your jantri is above the vedas then please teach her. This answer from the learned lady was surprising to the pandit. The pandit gathered his all books, wrapped them in the cloth and ran away. Now her daughter is married and has one loving son and one loving daughter. So one must be educated in vedas.

S C: I read your website. In this lot of people asking, swamijii Gujrat is burning what is your opinion etc.. people always says Lebanon burning, Gujarat burning, Kashmir burning but no one asks, how these violence begin, who started first this violence. I will not defend violence but they do not understand every action has equal and opposite reaction. Why cant they stop such actions, otherwise asking these questions?
Swami Ramswarup: This is really a problem. We seek justice but all in vain. Why? People will only are only afraid of god. The constitution of the god is in four vedas wherein ravages of hatred are not allowed. Violence are not allowed. Mercy on poor and respect to elders, ladies and innocent children must always be there. What to talk, there are several pious deeds and advices are mentioned to adopt by all human beings, keeping aside that matter of sects, races, etc., etc. The human beings are punished by god badly to against the vedas. So, if the preach of vedas are spread honestly and are adopted by all human beings even following their own path, then sure the violence etc., will be finished and international brotherhood will be promoted.

S C: In India we now given equal or more than equal rights to minorities even our president belongs to minority. But what happening in Pakistan they treat every Hindu as untouchables and treated as fourth class citizens.
Swami Ramswarup: Minority or hate is generated in human beings who lack the knowledge of god. In the court of god there is no such option. When soul leaves the body then he is only soul and not anything else like sects, bodies etc. Now it depends under the law of god and based on souls' deed that where he will take birth or not. One thing more, it is also an eternal law of vedas that final destruction of the universe is sure and re-creation will then take place. At that time in new unsexual creation there will be no any race etc., bcuase god never makes it. Then the philosophy of vedas will as usual/automatically be applied to all human beings. There will be euqality, similarity at that time as usual. So two ways are there. Either the knowledge of vedas will spread by the grace of god and people will start loving each other or this quality will be applicable to all human beings after final destruction. So why to worry?

S C: In texts of school Islam is compulsory subject
Swami Ramswarup: No problem please, it is their religion and they should.

S C: They written hindu empire Pritviraj, shivaji, all of Hindus as cowards.
Swami Ramswarup: Truth always wins and the world's history states that Prithiviraj Chauhan, Shivaji Nalwa and other Hindus were never coward.

S C: In text they written Hindus are not sons of bharth they came from outside. What will be the mentality if we study this?
Swami Ramswarup: We are Aryans/Hindus. People do not know about vedas, and our ancient and present rishis. Our rishis-munis always do Naam Karann Sanskaar and select the pure names from vedas based on the qualities of pious eternal words. In Rigveda mantra the word bharat is there. Our ancient rishis named this place as bharat from vedas, keeping in view the literal meaning of pious word, "bharat", according to the real situation of that time. The meaning of Bharat is the people who knows and adopt the knowledge of vedas in their life. Really our ancient people of Bharatvarsh up to Mahabharat time had complete knowledge of four vedas. So the word Bharat automatically clarify that we have not come from outside, we are Bhartiya and our forefathers knew vedas based on which, this place was named as Bharat. So we need not any more proof from anywhere. We loved the people, we love the people and we gave shelter here to other people, to live here peacefully. We, therefore shall be loving people ever. But rules and regulations of Bhartavarsh must be strictly imposed to all by our leaders. But oh! What to talk about leaders? They themselves are also not aware of vedas. It is difficult to rule Bharatvarsh Like A King Janak, Harish Chandra, Dashrath, Shri Ram, Yayaati, Kuru, Puru, Yudhisthir etc., etc., who all knew the vedas and ruled all over the earth according to vedas politics.

S C: Can any one expect the Pakistanis to ever extend the hand of friendship in the context of this indoctrination?
Swami Ramswarup: No problem please, because truth is truth.

S C: If any attacks held on Hindu then the police not accept complaint from Hindus and they will start business independently (they must have partner of sleeping Muslim) I am unable to explain full situation in Pakistan but you can know this from many resource like newspaper or website.
Swami Ramswarup: This thing, really I do not know. But one must always trust on god, because he is for all.

S C: When thought about these I will lose my peace of mind. Which sin they made, for which they born as Hindu in Pakistan or Bangladesh. Who hears the sorrows of Hindus? Is god existing or not? Why there this type of a situation? Can any helps those?
Swami Ramswarup: Your mercy is genuine but nobody will help now a days. Because due to lack of knowledge of Vedas humanitarian grounds in the heart of people are not there. That is why I strongly stress that whole world must study vedas to shower mercy to the poor and helpless people. Preaches are there but exercise of the same is not seen because knowledge based on words only will never serve the purpose. One has to do worship, meditation etc., by which mind is moulded and leave the sins. We must know that Sri Ram, Sri Krishna, etc., etc., who were kings and ruled over the earth but first they learnt vedas and did meditation etc., and they adopted the preach of vedas in their daily life and with the result they served the human beings. Otherwise we will have to wait for final destruction/new creation.

S C: Not as hindus but as humans who are in trouble, for those can you have any plans for better life of those? I will not come to internet regularly. Therefore I asking a some of few questions from a lot of question, which still in mind.
Swami Ramswarup: Your views are again appreciated please. I only pray god that the knowledge of vedas must be spread to unite the human beings.

Rashmi: Can someone do" Kunjal kriya" early in the morning and after that go to walk and than do prayanams?
Swami Ramswarup: though it is against the vedas but if it is learnt carefully from a learned teacher then it can be done in his presence only. However, I always object for the same.

Chaitanya: Shri Ram’s generations.
Swami Ramswarup: It is known upto son of Shri Ram i.e. Luv and Kush please.

Vinod: I am blessed with a baby girl. Could you please suggest me some names and the letters it should start with?
Swami Ramswarup: In vedas there is a pious sanskar named naamkarann sanskar i.e., name ceremony. After performing yagya The name of baby is announced. However, Sumedha (she who has brilliant mind), is good name, please. Manisha, Shubhra, Kavya, Shruti, Divya, Archi, are another names. You may select anyone please. Al names are from vedas. And have their decent meanings.

Muneet Kainth: What is the meaning of my name?
Swami Ramswarup: Muni means he who study Vedas and is a learned one.

Deepak Chainani: I heard that all mantras havan path murti puja finish on dhyan then why don’t one should go direct to dhyan. If we do pranayam chant om 10 times and do meditation will this enough only?
Swami Ramswarup: No please. Dhyan is meant to realize god, but before dhyan one has to know about god. To know god preach of vedas is necessary. Worship by means of doing havan is necessary. Then only ashtnag yoga philosophy is practised wherein first path is yam, then niyam, asan, pranayaam, pratyahar, dharnna and then dhyan and thereaftwer samadhi. So only dhyan is not required, please. This is eternal and is unchangeable path, preached in vedas.

Akshay Juneja: Middle class families face more problems. Rich families do not face similar problems..
Swami Ramswarup: Problem, sorrows, happiness etc., are the result of own deeds which were done in the previous lives. So one should never think for the same. Present life is meant to work hard to make the future bright.

Akshay Juneja: I feel very sad that why God make different destiny of everyone? I know that is because of their previous birth deeds. Swamiji, I am a spiritual man but I also want high level of success in life also. I want to prove that "Mein bhi kuch hoo" I know that it is mentality of many young boys and girls. But I don't want to pass out my life without any big work.
Swami Ramswarup: Yes you're correct they are excellent in many fields either due to their previous pious deed and present hard working. But it is clear that future is always in our hands and is made bright by doing hard working without wasting a second towards right path.

Akshay Juneja: I think that why not I spend my life in very good deeds and helping poor ones and live my life as "Sab Kuch Krishan Arpan"? I want to do tapasya and work for others.
Swami Ramswarup: No doubt present hard work/pious deeds makes future births bright. Vedas says, "Idam Prajapatye Idan Na Mam". I.e., this all is of Almighty God and not mine. So better if we say the said Ved mantra. Actually vidwaan say, “Chah Gai Chinta Gai, Manva Beparvah. Jisko Kachhu N A Chahiye, So Hee Shanshah.” It means if someone is able to control his unnecessary desires then he is the best peaceful person in the universe. On the other hand good desires must be there. Satisfaction is also a great assets. You see Kabir was poor, Shabri was poor, but are being respected due to their hard working towards spiritualism. Shri Ram, Shri Krishna are being worshipped too due to their hard working towards worldly matter as well as spiritualism. But Ravna and Duryodhan are being remembered with hates due to their sins. Please always remember Geeta Shlok 2/47 wherein it is stated the philosophy of vedas that one has to do deeds without considering result thereof. Then there will be no repentance.

Akshay Juneja: Swamiji,mujhie plz ye bata do ke hamari jindagi ka kitna percent hissa pehalie se Bhagwan dwaraa likha hota hai? Aur hum usmie kitna badlaav kar saktie hai? swamiji,Ek ye baat bhi bata dijiye ke agar mein Mother Terasa,Baba Amtie ya Mahatma Gandhi ke rastie pe chalta hu to kya mera agla janam accha milega mujhie? Kya inkie dikhaiye rastie pe chal ke Bhagwan mujsie kush hoga? Mein janta hu ke inn logo ke dikhaiye rastie pe chalna mushkil hai par chaiye aap isko mera lalach keh lo ya iccha, mein apna agla janam bada accha aur high class jina chahata hu.mein chahta hu ke agile janam mein merie pass accha Paisa aur God gifted mind hoo. Mein bhi duniya mein mashoor hoo saku. Log merie picchie bhagie. Swamiji mein janta hu ke duniya ka har sukh nashwar hai lekin mujhie ye cheezie chaiye fir chaiye woh hard wor kar ke milie ya aglie janam mein iss janam ke hard work and Haridwaar mein Tapissya kar ke millie.
Swami Ramswarup: AGAR AAP TAPSYA KAROGE TO ICHHA WAISE HEE KHATAM HO JAYENGI AUR AAP PARAM SHANTI KO PRAPT HO JAYOGE. FIR CHAHE AAP FAMOUS HONE KEE ICHHA NA BHI KARIN TO BHI FAMOUS HO JAYOGE. BINA TAPSYA JO BHI FAMOUS HUA HAI WHO SADA DUKHI RAHA HAI AUR AGLE JANAM MAIN HI DUKHI HEE REHEGA, YEH ATAL NIYAM HAI. KYONKI BINA TAPSYA FAMOUS HONA TABHI SAMBHAV HAI JAB KISI KE PASS DO NUMBER KE PAISE KI KAMAI SHURU HO JATI HAI, JIASE KI DURYODHAN, KANS VEGEHRA.

Akshay Juneja: Swamiji plz muhie ye bata dijiye ke mera agla janam kis tarah se accha hoo sakta hai?uskie liye mujie Haridwaar mein jaa ke kiss Devi ya Devta ke Tapassya kitnie years tak karni pad sakti hai? Ya fir iss duniya mein reh kar Samaj seva kar ke agla janam sudhara ja sakta hai?Jasie Cricket ke khiladi faltoo ke matches chode ke sirf world cup ke liye tayarri kartie hai mein bhi abhi se aglie janam ki reservation kara lena chahata hu. Plz Swamiji aap to Gyani hai. Merie iss question ka answer jaroor dena. Sorry question itna long hoo gaya.
Swami Ramswarup: AAP KA YAA KISEE KA BHI AGLA JANAM VIDWANOIN KEE SEVA SE VEDIC VIDYA PRAPT KARKE, DHARAM PER CHALKER AUR KATHORE TAPSYA KARKE SAFAL HOTA HAI. US TAPSYA MEIN VEDOIN KAA SUN NA, DAILY HAVAN KARNA, ASHTANG YOG KEE PRACTICE KARNA, NITYA VIDWAN ACHARYA KEE SHIKSHA GRAHANN KARNA JAROORI HAI. APNA SUDHAR KARKE HEE SAMAJ SEVA HO SAKTI HAI. JISKEE INDRIYAN VASH MEIN NAHIN AUR DIKHAWA KATRA HAI VOH TO SAMAJ SEVA KE NAAM PER SAMAJ SE APNI SEVA KARAATA HAI, JO KI EK GHINONA PAAP HAI. MANUSHYA KO BHAUTIK AUR ADHYATMIK, DONO UNNATI SATH-SATH KARNEE CHAHIYE.CRICKET KHILADARI KE LIYE KOI BHI MATCH FAALTU NAHIN HOTA. VEH USKI PRACTICE KARATA HAI.

Deepak Chainani: Do rudraksh help?
Swami Ramswarup: No please. Only pious deeds according to Vedas, shastras help.

Sushant Pradhan: A lady has established a spiritual contact with me. She can read my thoughts, see through my eyes, hear through my ears, speak through my mouth and control my body movements. Is there any way to break this magic?
Swami Ramswarup: It means she (she means soul) is using your body. Furhter it means she has entered your body. And i think it is all against the vedas and is not possible please. How she can leave her body to enter your body? Because nobody on the earth can use other's senses/organs without leaving her/his bodies to enter others' bodies. At this stage her body will be dead. This all is not possible please.

Poonam Bahl: I want to perform a Gruh pravesh pooja at my home in Pune after September 20. Can you tell me when is the right time? Someone told me that it also depends on the husband and wife's name. Is it true?
Swami Ramswarup: As regards shubh din the days, nights and times are never ashubh (unfortunate) being created by the purest god. Only deeds done by us are bad or good. And based on the previous lives' deeds we have to face the result thereof accordingly on one particular day and time. So days are not good or bad. It is our own deeds done by us which is bad or good. So you can enter at your own at any day and time which suits you. However one should perform havan from ved mantras before entering. it does not depends on any name and date of birth etc. Because it is not mentioned in vedas. So we must be always away from blind faith. Our proofs are vedas, shastra and ancient holy books like upanishads, bhagwat geeta etc., which do not tell the same.

Ajay Gargi: The place where I am staying there is no Arya Samaj mandir or any Vedic pandit. Please tell proper way to keep shikha.
Swami Ramswarup: The exact point of the shikha cannot be explained. It is taught personally but some hints are there. The shikha can be placed on the point of the skull of the forebrain right above thalamus. Photographs are not available also. However, if Arya Samaj mandir is not there then you try local pandit, jyotishi etc.

Gaurav Mukherjee: Is there a yoga by which man can conquer sleep , I heard that a yoga called anasanpati yoga performed by Buddhist Bhikkus does so, and I know Baba Lokenath of West Bengal a Brhamchari who lived from (1730-1890) for 160 years did not ever sleep, he did not even closed his eyes for an instance , how did he do it and if there is a yoga please let me know how to perform it if possible, or link me to any website or book that has the procedure of doing it?
Swami Ramwarup: In my experience there is no such yoga please. Vedas say about ashtang yoga practice while studying vedas to realize god. However, sleep can be minimized according to the secret of chitta vritti. Because sleep is the matter of chitta and not soul. When there is illusion then soul acts according to chitta. Being a lengthy subject I can not describe here fully. I have written Yog Shastra part I and part II which may please be studied about chitta, vrittis and sleep, etc.

Gaurav Mukherjee: I know most of ancient Indian sciences got lost due to the Mughals, British, and other natural calamities and mishaps , if a yogi in its truest sense performs very strenuous tapasya to activate his last chakra on the head and be one with "THE ONE" will he be able to revive all the lost knowledge if he wants to, can he able to see the earth in all its phases Past Present & Future, and get answers like how did man get into existence who had the divine knowledge of writing the vedas , and other mysteries?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please this all has also been mentioned in my above quoted Yog shastra. Yog shastra can be sent on demand.

Gaurav Mukherjee: What is Brighu samhhita? I heard that it can predict the future of any man born on this earth.
Swami Ramswarup: It, in my view, I against Vedas, please.

Gaurav Mukherjee: What is Shri Yantra?
Swami Ramswarup: It is not mentioned in the vedas, please. So I do not think that it can be useful. Vedas is eternal knowledge direct from god and consist of all knowledge right from straw to braham. We have to follow vedas and we must never go against the vedas.

Gaurav Mukherjee: Every man has equal potential to do anything he wants , then how can some man has some special abilities over some particular field live Ramanuja the great Indian Mathematician could listen to formulas in his ear by some force which he told in an interview, how is this possible?
Swami Ramwarup: It is the result of the hard tapsya of a hard working man. And it is applicable for all human beings to get special good qualities by doing hard pious deeds.

Gaurav Mukherjee: Ram gave a boom to Hanuman that he is given the gift of immortality for the destruction of evil. Is there any trace of hanuman meeting with Krishna in Mahabharata, what happened to hanuman after that?
Swami Ramswarup: No please, no such boon was given in Valmiki Ramayana which is an authentic, please and too against the nature. Mahabhart also does not tell the same.

Gaurav Mukherjee: Rishi Vamiki and Ved Vyas wrote Ramyana and Mahabharata with every exact detail anyone can possibly write, there are also some very intelligent and intellectual conversations between many of the great epic's characters i.e Yudhistir and Yaksha, Krishna and Arjun etc. how did they write all this, it seems from the verses that they were present all the time with them, he heard their every bit of conversation and seen every single action performed by them. How is this possible or the epics were written of imaginary basis imposing them with real characters present during the time like a reporting of an incident for the purpose of a drama or may be other things written by another person born after the incident i.e. not belonging to the same time but has a vivid idea on which he is going to write like that of "Julius Caesar" written by William Shakespeare, which contains historical facts?
Swami Ramswarup: They were contemporary i.e., all were present together at that time. They used to meet and listen about each other. The above said holy books are not on imagination and are not drama. Rishis/munis have no time to write to stories, drama, etc., on false imagination. They realize truth by hard study of vedas and ashtang yoga practice etc. Such dignitaries are always away from falsehood. They always are at present also away to waste time in spending fun/falsehood because vedas prohibits the same. Ancient as well as new rishis always obey vedas. They realize truth and god. So they speak truth, they listen truth, they observe truth by hard mind, mouth and deeds. The people who are always having time for back biting/spending fun etc., leaving far behind of listening vedas, or doing ashtang yoga practice, or making contacts with the learned acharya, or performing yaj, having sleep even after sunrise, eat non-veg., etc., do not serve the elders/parents, do not speak truth, are indulged in several diseases and family attachment etc.,, leaving behind the family duties, remain attached with TV, picnic, clubs, kitties, cinema, filmi songs, mostly take food from outside, etc., etc., etc., will sure pass the above comments on the rishis munis who were/are always away from any of the above quoted vices. One must be always alert with the life that the life is only meant to realize truth, remaining always in contact with learned acharya who knows vedas/ashtang yoga philosophy. How an illiterate person is able to understand a book on science/medical philosophy/engineering/mathematics etc., etc. So truth is god and god is known through vedas and further vedas are known with the blessings of learned acharya who knows vedas. So when people are lacking knowledge of vedas then automatically they are innocent having the effect of illusion. So what they listen they usually talk further without knowing vedas, which is an eternal truth. Can any person who knows vedas fully say the above statement that rishis write drama on imagination?

Arpita Sudesh: I am married and settled abroad and I have one kid. I have become very religious. I do aarti in the morning, evening I light diya and do my yoga and pranayam. I have stopped non veg. I am very worried of my financial back ground as we do not have any house in our country India. I am praying daliy to God to help us and help my husband of getting into something better position so that I can look after house and my child. Can you please suggest me something? I want to be close to GOD and have peace of mind as these thoughts are disturbing me and I cannot relax. All the time I just feel like only praying and asking help from GOD. I am just working forcefully as we cannot survive in one salary also I cannot think of another kid due to this situation. Can you help me in some remedy? I have gone through you site and believe me I have tried in many things to change myself.
Swami Ramswarup: To become a religious lady is really a great achievement. The main motto of the human life is to realize god while discharging all moral duties. But a now a days it has become difficult to select the real path of worship to follow. There is a lot of worship in the world but still day by day corruption, problems. Sorrows, tensions, falsehood, difficulties, diseases, disputes in families, attachment, ego, anger, sins, etc., are increasing. I remember the ancient time of satyug, treta and dwapur where people were following the path of vedas and were experiencing peace, with all other benefits in family. So i would advice you to please start your pious day with reciting gayatri mantra and jaap of holy name "Om". Please try to listen/study vedas. It is very good that you do pranayaam and asan. But still the yoga philosophy is to be learnt. I have written some books on vedas and yoga philosophy, which have since been sent to you. Please study the same to get progress in religious life. We have to worship only one formless god, who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. So please study the books and try to know the almighty god. You may write your doubt on spiritualism frequently. One should minimize his expenses, it helps to pull on the expenditure well. When you're praying god then sure the financial problem will be over. But god helps those who help themselves. Therefore your husband must try to work hard to increase the income. I will advice you also that if possible you must perform havan daily even with gayatri mantra. A cassette of, how to perform havan with gayatri mantra may also be sent to you free of cost on demand, please. Your co-operation to earn money at this juncture is also appreciated. I hope in future your pious desire will be fulfilled by god. It is mentioned in Atharvaveda that one who leaves non-veg. He is forgiven by god. So I appreciate you. My blessings are always with you and your family.

Rahul: I try my level best to concentrate o studies but sometimes i feel that i get a bit deviated. I want to practice brahmacharya till 25 years atleast. But there are occasions where my mind gets deviated. I want to stop this from happening. I am really looking forward to read a good book on brahmacharya, duties etc. Is your book ready? I will surely buy it.
Swami Ramswarup: It is mentioned in Atharvaveda that one who leaves non-veg. He is forgiven by god. So I also appreciate you on your pious task. Please pay your attention on your study which is also your moral duty. Brave man follow true path. So please do not loose your courage. Be brave and do study carefully. Brahamcharya is also necessary as well. god helps those who help themselves. So please follow the right path. I have written a book on brahamchary which is under printing which will be sent to you soon.

Rahul: While going through Sathyartha Prakash online edition, I came across this: "A Brahmachaari (male or female) should abstain from meat and alcohol, perfumes, garlands of flowers, tasty foods and drinks, the company of the opposite sex, sour articles and injury to all living things, from anointing the body and handling the reproductive organ unnecessarily, from the use of collyrium, from the use of boots and shoes and of an umbrella, or a sunshade, from harbouring low passions such as anger, avarice, carnal passion, infatuation, fear, sorrow, jealousy, malice , from singing, dancing, playing gambling, gossiping, lying and back-biting, from looking upon women (with the eye of lust), and embracing them, and from doing harm to other people, and indulging in such other evil habits. Let every student sleep alone and never lose his reproductive element. He who loses it through passion breaks his vow of Brahmacharya. MANU 2: 177 - 180. Well here it is mentioned that brahmachari should not use umbrella... Well I don’t understand why? And what should I use then when it rains?
Swami Ramswarup: you have read correctly stated above. Please follow the same. You're right. Now a days it has become difficult to follow. In the ancient times the children were admitted in gurukul and their bodies were so strong to bear the rains etc. Now the people thinks at higher age to follow the above qualities, which becomes difficult for them. But when there is desire, there is a way.

Rahul: Its really difficult in the present world to not talk or touch a girl. Here in my college (12th std) for science practicals, we have girl partners.
Swami Ramswarup: If it is difficult today then sure a person is entitled to waste his life and to enter in several diseases/problems etc., including minimizing his age. He can not live happily.

Rahul: In one of the site, i read that a true brahmachari should not differentiate between girls and boys. He need not run away from girls as for him there is no distinction. What are your views?
Swami Ramswarup: The above views are not according to Vedas please.

Vikas L. Acharya: As population got increasing, religion system started changing. Ancient Rishi-Muni started created various discipline methods through fear of heaven and hell. But today we see most of them don't care at all about heaven and hell, good and bad, religion and non-religion. This is sad note, but can we hope of universal improvement, where majorities are towards falsehood. What are your views?
Swami Ramswarup: Fundamental law of nature (God in vedas) are eternal and unchangeable. Carelessness will sure be punished by god. In the matter of eternal law no question of majority please, because there was, is and will ever remain one unchangeable almighty god the lord of universe, whose orders are unchangeable.

Vikas L. Acharya: What is importance of "Pipal" tree and its qualities? Which are other trees of similar qualities?
Swami Ramswarup: The benefits of peepal are several out of which a few are enumerated as under---- peepal controls air pollution, the fruit of peepal cures indigestion, the bark of peepla cures skin allergies, it also cures constipation, leprosy, cough, cold, asthama, etc., etc.

Vikas L. Acharya: What is the meaning of "Sanatan" and "Shashwat"?
Swami Ramswarup: The meaning of both words are eternal/everlasting/immortal, and which/who is never made by anybody, etc.

Vikas L. Acharya: What does "Brahm Mahurat" means? What are their qualities & advantages?
Swami Ramswarup: Braham means Ved mantra and formless immortal god. Muhurat means time. This is the time of "usha-kaal", which starts from 4'o clock early in the morning for all. At this time to do the study of vedas and name jaap of God/meditation is the best and that is why it is called braham muhurat. This time is also useful for the health. Rigveda especially tells about the benefit of usha kaal. Rigveda 1/92/10 states that the person who is sleeping in usha kaal, time, the usha kaal minimizes his age. Therefore one must never be lazy and must awake early in the morning in usha kaal, to practise education/spiritual education, religious task etc., etc.

Vikas L. Acharya: What is "SHIKHA"? What its use? Meaning of Mantra "YASHSE SRIYE SHIKHA"
Swami Ramswarup: Please quote from where the above piece of mantra has been taken. When an aspirant starts havan/yagya or meditation he ties the scattered/duly spread shikha (choti) with the intention that he has controlled all his worldly desires/vrittis to worship god. Recently i have answered about the shikha which may please be seen on the web site.

Vikas L. Acharya: What is meaning of "KUSH"? What its use? Meaning of Mantra "NAASYA KESHAANA PRAVNTHI NARSII TADMAADHYNATE".
Swami Ramswarup: Kush is sort of grass which is considered pious. From it asans are made to meditate. Please quote from where the above piece of mantra has been taken.

S. Chimmanchod: Was lord Hanuman really cathed the sun as in many books and hanuman chalisa?
Swami Ramswarup: No please being against the nature/unnatural. It may be a symbolic idea. If somebody like veer Hanumaan ji controls his five perceptions, five organs and mind by observing brahamcharya, and following the path of Vedas, practising ashtang yoga practice then he realizes god within him. God is a shape of immortal light. He gives the light to sun, moon etc., so it can be mentioned symbolically that such yogi when realizes The eternal/immortal light within him so he has grasped the sun. Otherwise physically it is quite impossible to grasp the sun with mouth.

G. Anupama: With your grace and blessings we all are fine here. Our daughter is going to complete 11 months. With your kripa, I want to know what diet she can take according to VEDAS. I also want to know whether she can have little ghee and oil.
Swami Ramswarup: You can give every solid vegetarian food except onion, garlic, rajma, dal mah, prantha, and fatty food. My blessings to you all, my daughter.

Satyendraa: What is importance of 'swar'-chandra & surya? How it changes from left to right nostril? Why both of my swras functions whenever I go for bowing my head down in front of Mandir or any God's statue since last the few months?
Swami Ramswarup: In several books there has been mentioned importance of swar chandra and surya. But in vedas there is only importance of pranayaam. Nose has two nostrils containing chandr and suyra nadi but in vedas chandr and surya nadi are not the names. There are ira and pingla nadi. One must do pranayaam which is a part of ashtang yoga.as regards changing of swar, if left sawr is to be changed then one must lie down on right side and vice versa. Function of both swars is not bad.

Arun: Swamiji Namaskar, Could you please explain the meaning of the following ved mantras. Someone said these mantras talk about swarg/narak in the way similar to the book of other religion (Kuran/Bible). Please send the meaning of these mantra explaining each word. Atharva Veda 4:34:2, Atharva Veda 4:34:6, Rigveda 4:5:4.
Swami Ramswarup: The following are the mantra and words and meanings being lengthy can be sent by post. Please send your postal address.

ANASTHAHA PUTAH PAVNEN SHUDHAHA SHUCHYAHA SHUCHIMAPI YANTI LOKAM.
NAISHAAM SHISHNAM PRA DAHATI JATVEDAHA SWARGE LOKE BAHU STRAINNMESHAAM. (ATHARVAVEDA 4/34/2)

IDEA:
The human body is made of bones and flesh etc. It is attractive and people (souls) has attachment with bodies. The aspirant who listens Vedas, do yagya, worship and pranayaam etc., they becomes able to control their five senses, five perceptions, mind and not indulged in sexual, irreligious activities/sins. They are never indulged in sensuality, their family gets long happy life.

GHRITHRIDAMADHUKOOLAAHA SURODAKAAHA KSHEERENN PURNNA UDKEN DADHNA.
ETAASTWAA DHARA UP YANTU SARVAHA SWARGE LOKE MADHUMATPINVMANA UP TWA TISHTHANTU PUSHKARINNEEHEE SAMNTAAHA.
(ATHARVAVEDA 4/34/6)

IDEA:
The persons who worship god according to vedas, their houses are always full of ghee, honey, pure water, milk and curd etc.

PRA TAAN AGNIRBBHASTTIIGMJAMBHASTAPISHTHEN SHOCHISHA YAH SURADHAHA.
PRA YE MINANTI VARUNASYA DHAAM PRIYA MITRASYA CHETTO DHRUVANNI. (RIGVEDA MANTRA 4/5/4)

IDEA:
The fire burns the dry and wet matters. Similarly one should burn his sins by following the path of vedas and must always leave the bad/culprit society.

Vikas L. Acharya: What does "SANDHYA" means? Meaning of mantra "AAHRAHA SANDHYA UPAASIIT?"
Swami Ramswarup: sandhya =sam+dhyan i.e., to meditate properly. So one should recite the ved mantras which are full of praise, prayer, and worship, with full concentration. Aahaar means to take pure, vegetarian, digestible food. Upaasiit means to worship. However please quote the full mantra to give full explanation.

Vikas L. Acharya: What does "YAGYOPAVIT" or "BRAHMSUTRA"? Is it that only trained person can perform Yagya/Havan through Ved Mantra's or recites Gayatri Mantra? Can only listening to mantras through learned person or through audio tape benefit?
Swami Ramswarup: Yajopavit is to wear janeyu. Brahmsutra is Vedanta Shastra. Listening of mantra from a learned person who knows vedas is eternal pious philosophy. Trained (learned) person is only entitled to perform and to compelte whole yaj. In vedas he is called brahma i.e., he knows the deep philosophy of four vedas. Audio tape can be listened to gain knowledge but not to perform yagya.

Vikas L. Acharya: How one must greet/welcome others? I find Namaste, Good morning, Good evening, Handshake unsuitable. If I am not wrong, NAMASTE means NAMAH = JHUKNA and TE = TERE LIYE, meaning I bow down for you. Namaste does not sound suitable if elder says to younger. Namaste sound okay towards God, Parents and Guruji only, but not others. Also Good morning/evening does not sound okay in all conditions of life. Hand shake I personally don't like, this for maintaining cleanness. What is the better method/word to greet/welcome everyone; I normally prefer using "JAI RAMJI KI" with every one, which sounds suitable in any condition of life.
Swami Ramswarup: Namaste is the best for all. Namh means to become namr i.e., polite/humble. So elders must always be polite before youngsters to preach/educate them and vice-versa. Namaste is the eternal word which is mentioned in vedas.

Vikas L. Acharya: What does "ARYA" or "ARYA PUTRA" means? Does it refer to any kind professional level or social group?
Swami Ramswarup: Arya who is follower of Vedas and is ever away from sins, etc. So it is said, "Aryah Ishwarah Putrah", i.e., such pure person is the son of god. And son of Arya is called Arya Putr.

Bhargav: Please give me details of PRATIMA natak in ayodhyakand.
Swami Ramswarup: In Valmiki Ramayana which is authentic one the above story has also not been mentioned, please.

Mariah Nethen: Is my name spelled rightly? My only problem is my marriage is delayed.
Swami Ramswarup: I think your name is correct, please. But marriages are always in the hand of god and god helps those who help themselves. So efforts of your parents will sure do the needful with the blessings of god.

Assam Rao: Can you pleas complete this shlok:
"TAMI WA MATA PITA TAMI WA TAMI WA VIDYA............" and can you pleas tell me in which book this shlok is written?
Swami Ramswarup: The above is a Sanskrit shlok. It is as under:
TWAMEV MATA CHA PITA TWAMEV, TWAMEV BANDHUHU CHA SAKHA TWAMEV.
TWAMEV VIDYA DRAVINNAM TWAMEV, TWAMEV SARVAM MAM DEVDEV.

This shlok is in several books especially the Sanskrit books for children.

Hollyce Yoken: Please inform me as to the literal translation in English of Jai Sri Satguru Maharaj ki
Swami Ramswarup: I bow before my Guru Maharaj.

Kishor Brahmapurkar:This is kalyug. Bhagwan Ram and Mata Sita had to suffer. Can in kalyug a mangal girl marry non mangal? Thanking you.
Swami Ramswarup: Bhagwan Ram and Mata Sita did not suffer. In this regard I have replied to someone recently which may please be seen on web site. Kaliyug is a stipulated time. It is non-alive. Non-alive matter can never harm alive. We are soul and we are alive. There is a law in Yajurveda mantra 7/48 that we are free to do pious deeds or sins but result is awarded by God, in the shape of happiness and sorrows respectively. So no questions of sorrows from kaliyug or any yug, please. It is our own deeds, pious/sins which we have to face.

To know the truth our ancient Rishis have advised to tally the matter with Vedas. Because in Vedas there is no mention of word manglik so you need not worry. The people who are not manglik are also suffering from the problems mentioned by you. Shri Ram married Sita after breaking the bow. And nobody saw Shri Ram’s teva or Anything. In Mahabhart Yudhisthar married Draupadi by piercing arrow in the eye of a fish (the eye was pierced by Arjuna the younger brother of Yudhisthar) and there was no teva and manglik etc. Savitri married Satyavan at her own wish and no teva or manglik etc. Pandu married Kunti and Madri without teva or manglik etc. Teva means janam patri made by pandit i.e., horoscope. So according to Vedas these are not required and self made story. So please do not worry about manglik etc. future is based on pious deeds, hard working towards a right path and God helps those who help themselves. The knowledge of Vedas emanates direct from God. So whatever, there is in Vedas that one is true/authentic. Our ancient Rishis like Patanjali in his yoga shastra sutra 1/7, have briefed that if the matter is not mentioned in Vedas as true one that will be considered unauthentic. As manglik matter/teva etc., is not mentioned in Vedas. So being unauthentic needs no consideration. Death etc., is always due to the result of past lives/present lives’ deeds and births and deaths are under control of God Himself.

Because we are free to do good or bad deeds but result is awarded by God. So for a long happy life one should always do pious deeds according to Vedas for a long happy family life even one should listen Vedas, perform havan/Yajyen and practice of yoga philosophy and follow only religious eternal path discharging all moral duties faithfully. God is not only meant for one or two race. He is for entire humans being and even for universe. So why other races do not accept manglik matter etc. So no question of fear please. However, good qualities to pull on happy life are required from both sides.

Vishal: My question is that the smritis says that a Parishad has to be formed if somebody has some serious doubt /dilemma regarding dharma. A Parishad constitute a person well versed in Yajur Veda, one from Rig Veda, one from Samaveda, one from Atharva, and last but not the least one who is knowing the Vedanga. There are 6 Vedangas, through which Vedas are known. They are like body parts through which Vedas has to be known. They are Seeksha:- which says How Vedas are chanted. Pratisakhya(Pratisakhya rules-Sandhi of words etc has to be followed by a disciple chanting Vedas) belongs to this..
Swami Ramswarup: Shiksha says how many alphabets are there in Vedas and how the alphabets are chanted. This knowledge has been given by Panninni Muni in Varnocharann Shiksha.

Vishal: 2)Meemamsa- The philosophy part of Vedas.
Swami Ramswarup: There are six shastras - Yog shastra by Patanjali Rishi on ashtang yoga philosophy. Samkhya shastra by Kapil Muni on prakriti. Nyaay shastra by Maharishi Gautam on the subject tark, i.e., to come on truth with proof based on discussion.

Vaisheshik shastra by Maharishi Kannad on the subject of dharma i.e., dravya, gunn, karam, saamanya, vishesh and samvaay. Vedanta shastra by Vyas Muni on braham and Mimansa Shastra by Gemini rishi.

In Mimansa Darshan there is deep thought on Ved mantras. Its subject is dharam, which is known only by the study of Vedas. Therefore it tells about dharam and thoughts on Ved mantras, which further helps to understand Ved mantras. It also tells about holy yagya. It tells about salvation by doing selfless pious deeds and knowing ourself and God within ourself. Otherwise there is no any Swarg lok or narak lok in sky etc. Similarly.

Vishal: Nirukta- of which Yaskas' is the most famous. Nirukta describes the origin of sanskrit words from where a word is derived.
Swami Ramswarup: Nirukta by Yask muni helps in study of Vedas to know the meaning of Ved mantras. Nirukta contains the description of words of Vedas by Maharishi Yask. The words of Vedas which have been described in Nirukta are from Nighantu Granth. Its study helps a lot to understand Ved mantras.

Vishal: Vyakarana- Panini wrote it. But he too mentions about previous works, so he is NOT the first grammarian. Also, Patanjalis' commentary (Maha Bhashya) is very important.
Swami Ramswarup: Honourable Panninni Muni wrote two books on Sanskrit grammar:
1. Ashtadhayi 2. Mahabhashya. Ashtadhayi contains the sutras (formulae) of divine Sanskrit grammar. It has eight chapters that is why its name is Ashtadhayi. Every chapter has four paad. Therefore Ashtadhayi contains 32 paad and 3980 sutras. It is the most ancient Sanskrit grammar book. It is the most ancient Sanskrit grammar book. The Ashtadhayi was being read even in year 681.

Vishal: 5) Chandas - The verses of the Vedas have a variety of different meters. They are divided by number of padas in a verse, and by the number of syllables in a pada. Chandas (#2331; #2306; #2342; #2307;), the study of Vedic meter, is one of the six Vedanga disciplines, or "organs of the Vedas". Chando Manjari is one such good book.
Swami Ramswarup: Chhands are used in poetry. Saamveda mantras are too in poetry to sing. There are chhand containing 8 varnn, 11 varnn, 12 varnn, 14 varnn, 15 varnn, 17 varnn, etc., etc.

Vishal: 6) Finally Jyotisha:- the 27 stars which are part of the zodiac signs like Mesha (Aries) and all is mentioned in Vedas. The 28th star Abhijeet is also mentioned in Vedas. Which is not known to Astrologers of today The chaturmasya, and tithis (like Prathama) are mentioned in Vedas which are auspiceous days to start Yagya. Then my question is why Swami is against Astrology. In ancient India, nothing was secular (non-religious) and everything claims to be derived from Vedas. Do Swamiji hates equally all Vedangas or particular to this 6th Vedanga Jyotish? As a Vedic master do you not follow Seeksha, chandas , Vyakarana, Nirukta and pratishakhya rules? Are you against all Vedangas or only astrology ? if so why? If your holiness say you are against all Vedangas I dont want any reply. I accept that Swami is a Vedic shcolar who does not accept the seeksha, vyakaran and Pratisakhya rules.
Swami Ramswarup: Kindly quote Ved mantra about Jyotish mentioned by you as above. Thanking you.

The learned of Vedas never hates anybody even they do not hate his enemies because the learned has no enemy. But question and answer must be there to come on truth as is clear in Nayaay Shastra. Moreover if Vedanag and Varnocharann Shiksha, Vyakarann etc., are not studied then real meaning of the Ved mantra cannot be known. In Vedas there is no mention about present jyotish/teva/kundali/sarp yog etc., etc., please. Everything has not been derived from Vedas, nowadays please. Self made paths have also been told by Tulsidass ji as under---
Shruti sammat hari bhakti path sanjut birati bibek.
Tehin na chalhin nar moh bas, kalpanhin panth anek.


Meaning: Tulsi states that there is an eternal worship based on Vedas, which gives us ascetism and factual knowledge. But the people are not following the path of Vedas due to attachment (attachment with materialistic, pomp and show and family etc.) And the people make their own new several paths of worship.

Chiranjib Patnaik: When can I meet my guru, my only dream in life to meet him directly in sthul avasta, other wise my life has no meaning ,only on meeting him then he can satisfy my desire. Do you have the answer for this?
Swami Ramswarup: According to Vedas the soul once separated from body cannot enter again in the same body. It is a fundamental law of nature.

M: I have not till date followed the Vedas. I have had meat and done other things against the Vedas. I have started believing in one God these days through a person of a different faith. However I choose to keep the name of God as the God so that there is no conflict. I also want to believe that yags are good but I might not be able to perform it because I am working. But one God and good deeds really motivate me. I want to know if God would forgive me for all my past karma and yet give me a good life that I desire.
Swami Ramswarup: The views of anybody has no value please if it is not according to the Vedas, shastras etc. Vedas is eternal knowledge direct from God. In Vedas there is only one God who is formless. He creates, nurses and destroy the universe. He is formless, omnipresent, omniscient, and the five senses, organs and mind are not able to realize him. With the help of perceptions, organs, mind when we listen Vedas, do yagya, do daily jaap and do ashtang yoga practice etc., while discharging our moral duties of family life etc., then only one becomes able to realize him. And in Vedas there are so many names of God but the best name is ‘Om’. You know your name, please. But other people do not know until you tell them. If some unknown people will tell your name made by them at their own, then it looks no nice. So please study Vedas to know the reality. God deeds are also mentioned in Vedas. The same can not be imagined by anybody else at their own. Because God is the only commander of the universe. God never forgive any sin, please. However God in Vedas has preached that sins are burnt when an aspirant do havan/yaj, name jap and ashtang yoga practice. Please refer to the article on Vedic philosophy for further information.

K: If the there is truth about one God why do people sing about other super humans (humans with better nature- like Krishna in temples assuming that he is form when God is formless) attain moksha? Isn't that moksha against Vedas. I am asking, not because I don’t believe in one formless God but, I want to seek knowledge on this.
Swami Ramswarup: It is due to the lack of eternal knowledge of Vedas please. To come to the truth, Vedas are our self proof. So Vedas says that avtar is not possible. Because God is almighty i.e., has all powers and needs no assistance to control, nurse and to destroy the universe etc. So to clear the doubt one must go to an acharya who is a complete philosopher of Vedas and yoga Philosophy and the aspirant must listen Vedas regularly. What happens that false prophets try to show that they know Vedas. And they make notes of some Ved mantras which suits them and that too in parts. Then they recite and tell false meaning to before the public doing acting as if they are the most learned of Vedas. On the other hand people do not know about Vedas and people accept the falsehood. In this connection Rishi Kapil in his Samkhya Shastra vide sutra 3/78 to 3/81, states that if there will be no alive yogi knowing Vedas and ashtang yoga then a self made tradition of blind faith will come in existence. I have written some books on Vedas in English as well as in Hindi and can be sent if you so desire. This will help you.

T. R.Gopalakrishnan: Even though I am physically strong, always I am mentally upset regarding my future. Kindly advise me to have mental peace.
Swami Ramswarup: To gain mental peace there is only one medicine of spiritualism, please. Spiritualism is eternal and exists in four Vedas. However, you must recite gayatri mantra daily. You must also do daily havan with gayatri mantra. Please also learn yoga asan, pranayaam and meditation. Try to study Vedas please. I have written some books on Vedas in English as well as in Hindi and can be sent if you so desire. This will help you in getting mental power.

Magal: How to get mental peace?
Swami Ramswarup: To gain mental peace there is only one medicine of spiritualism, please. Spiritualism is eternal and exists in four Vedas. However, you must recite gayatri mantra daily. You must also do daily havan with gayatri mantra. Please also learn yoga asan, pranayaam and meditation. Try to study Vedas please. I have written some books on Vedas in English as well as in Hindi and can be sent if you so desire. This will help you in getting mental power. Practice of yoga philosophy controls the desires etc.

Srinivasan: How to get over financial crisis in family? My wife is also trying to get a job.
Swami Ramswarup: One should always avoid unnecessary expenditure if possible please. Yes, it is good that your wife is trying her level best to get job. Please recite gayatri mantra daily both times also with your wife, with its meaning. Please try to do havan also from Gayatri mantra. I have written some books on Vedas in English as well as in Hindi and can be sent if you so desire. This will help you. The books are spiritual and will be sent on free of cost.

K: Does miracles happen?
Swami Ramswarup: One should not believe in miracles but in hard deeds.

Vibhor: The best way to accept the God is guess/inference. When you see far away huge smokes going towards the sky then you presume/guess that there is a fire. And your judgement, based on smoke only, is hundred percent correct. The judgement that tomorrow there will be new day and sun will rise is also correct, without any misunderstanding. Similarly if we see sun, moon, earth and every article of the universe even scintifically, then we have to presume that the universe has been created by somebody. Because it has not been created by man or woman. So the creator is the God only. I have written some books on Vedas in english as well as in hindi and can be sent if you so desire. This will help you. Everybody wants peace and happiness. But it is not possible without worshipping God. So the motto of the life is to realize God.

Rashmi Sahu: How to impart good values to today’s children when education system has failed miserably. Our ancient education system was much better. Can we integrate old and new system to give new dimension to our progenies. Swami ji what is truth behind aryan & dravidian theory. Swami vivekananda said it is a false theory propagated by Britishers to divide india. You being a yogi can see past & present can tell us the truth about our history.
Swami Ramswarup: Parents must devote time daily to the children to give them the knowledge of Vedas daily but in very slow way. Half an hour daily is sufficient. Naturally the children will become wise. Knowledge must be gained and spread. The worldly knowledge i.e., education in school, collage are being obtained by children, which is good. So in addition the spiritual knowledge must be given by parents and permanent contact with a learned acharya may be made to gain regular knowledge of Vedas/shastras. In this way the combination of ancient and present knowledge will be automatic. Aryans have never come from outside. India has been a country of Aryans.

Madan Gopal Singh: An astrologer has told me that there is a curse on me from my sister inlaw (brothers wife) who has separated from my brother. He has advised to get DOSH NIVARAN Puja for which the items told by him cost Rs 15,000. What is to be done? Will this Puja have any effect?
Swami Ramswarup: According to Vedas there is no such curse. I have already stated on web site that one has to face only the result of his own previous deeds awarded by God. So havan and name jaap etc., will help.

Jaideep: I have sade-sati I want to cure it. I have heard reciting hanuman chalisa helps. Please advise.
Swami Ramswarup: This path has not been mentioned in eternal knowledge of Vedas, please.

Deepak Chainanai: Do yantra helps like shreeyantra on shop and can we put on devotional CD or cassettes on shop and perform puja or arti?
Swami Ramswarup: If one do daily havn/yagya with Ved mantras, do name jaap of God and remains in contact with a learned acharya who knows Vedas and yoga philosophy to gain knowledge form him. Then it is enough, please. I have written some books on Vedas in english as well as in hindi and can be sent if you so desire. This will help you.

Kishor: If a girl with Sukra Shani Mangal Dos marriages a boy without the dosh, what will be the result?
Swami Ramswarup: To know the truth our ancient Rishis have advised to tally the matter with Vedas. Because in Vedas there is no mention of word manglik so you need not worry. The people who are not manglik are also suffering from the problems mentioned by you. Shri Ram married Sita after breaking the bow. And nobody saw Shri Ram¡’s teva or Anything. In Mahabhart Yudhisthar married Draupadi by piercing arrow in the eye of a fish (the eye was pierced by Arjuna the younger brother of Yudhisthar) and there was no teva and manglik etc. Savitri married Satyavan at her own wish and no teva or manglik etc. Pandu married Kunti and Madri without teva or manglik etc. Teva means janam patri made by pandit i.e., horoscope. So according to Vedas these are not required and self made story. So please do not worry about manglik etc. future is based on pious deeds, hard working towards a right path and God helps those who help themselves. The knowledge of Vedas emanates direct from God. So whatever, there is in Vedas that one is true/authentic. Our ancient Rishis like Patanjali in his yoga shastra sutra 1/7, have briefed that if the matter is not mentioned in Vedas as true one that will be considered unauthentic. As manglik matter/teva etc., is not mentioned in Vedas. So being unauthentic needs no consideration. Death etc., is always due to the result of past lives/present lives’ deeds and births and deaths are under control of God Himself. Because we are free to do good os bad deeds but result is awarded by God. So for a long happy life one should always do pious deeds according to Vedas for a long happy family life even one should listen Vedas, perform havan/Yajyen and practice of yoga philosophy and follow only religious eternal path discharging all moral duties faithfully. God is not only meant for one or two race. He is for entire humans being and even for universe. So why other races do not accept manglik matter etc. So no question of fear please. However, good qualities to pull on happy life are required from both sides.

Moolchand Vasnani: How and where I can study Vedas and, Where can I get all 4 Vedas books?
Swami Ramswarup: I have written some books on Vedas in english as well as in hindi. Please try to study the books which are based on Vedas, quoting Ved mantras and its explanation. Now a days i am also writing one Ved mantra in a week explaining in detail. So please Remain in contact with web site. Thereafter you must also make personal contact with acharya. You are welcome here also. If you to study the books by which you’ll be able to understand the Vedas philosophy.

Mool: I was very strong person by my will power but since 2003 I feel big change in me, is there any mantra meditation, or yoga which can help me to improve my will power?
Swami Ramswarup: To gain mental peace there is only one medicine of spiritualism, please. Spiritualism is eternal and exists in four Vedas. However, you must recite gayatri mantra daily. You must also do daily havan with gayatri mantra. Please also learn yoga asan, pranayaam and meditation. Try to study Vedas please. I have written some books on Vedas in english as well as in hindi and can be sent if you so desire. This will help you in getting mental power. Practice of yoga philosophy controls the desires etc.

Gaurav Mukherjee: Suppose a boy from a very poor family, his mother and father brings him up with enormous hard work to educate him and fill his needs and depends on him to look after them in their old age, now if the boy suddenly stimulated by the divine spark in him tends to become a yogi and forgets family and everything and marches to his path. My Question is: Does the boy not avoiding his "Kartavya" or responsibility towards his parents the folks who brought him into this earth?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes he is avoiding his responsibilities and his worship will be of no use. However, if he is really a ascetic then he can take sanyaas with the permission of his parents. But yet he will have to manage properly his parents before sanyaas. I am telling you now a days mostly the worship is not according to true path of Vedas and is mostly professional, which is a sin.

Gaurav Mukherjee: In the ashtanga of Yog a yogi is non violent man or he is vowed to "Ahimhsha", but if he sees any innocent person made suffer in front of him by a cruel bad human how shall he act in this case?
Swami Ramswarup: Hinsa means not to give harm to anybody. But if somebody gives harm unnecessarily then he must help the poor.

Gaurav Mukherjee: If Parushu Ram was a yogi how did he vow to end the entire race of Khatriyas for the cruelty of on king of the Haihaya tribe Karttavirya and his sons, and he had Lord Shiva's axe as his weapon?
Swami Ramswarup: Shri Parushuram was also a warrior and equal to god but he fought against the devils and against the injustice. As i have told above he fought against the injustice. Because he had power. If a sanyaasi/saint has no men power etc., then he has only way to seek justice from king, like Rishi Vishwamitr.

Gaurav Mukherjee: Nowadays a few men know the language Sanskrit and the mantras in the Vedas, in any kind of religious ceremonies we use Vedic mantras which is understandable by a negligible no. of people even the purohit chanting the mantra learns by heart the mantra without knowing the meaning , does it leave any effect on the listeners, rather the main fact is should it be even considered a puja or religious ceremony if it is conducted in this way?
Swami Ramswarup: So it is our own fault that we do not study Vedas with grammar. Secondly the few learned acharya are meant to give the true knowledge and it is the duties of all to go to them to gain knowledge. If people are not interested to gain knowledge then it is a great mistake/ fault of the people, which is being paid to be indulged badly in illusion and facing troubles, problems and sorrows etc. And the unlearned so-called pandits make fool the people, which must be avoided strictly. So people must go to the learned to listen Vedas to become learned. Then there will be no problem. So how worship performed by unlearned person can be considered a true worship.

Gaurav Mukherjee: I had a thread ceremony when I was 13 years old but it made no effect on me I took it customary to shave my Hair, and other rituals without understanding a single meaning of it, I couldn’t understand the Purohit's words , but I remained the same as before no change took place in me and enjoyed receiving gifts from others invited tor Bhojon . A brahmin is known as "twice born" or "dwijo" when his thread ceremony is completed and he has a Sacred Thread, then something must take place in him to make a change within him with which he finds a new vision to life, I know mantras have their unique vibrations and meanings but without understanding them or get someone to help find the significance of them aren't they are useless, in this fast world? Please help me out I want to know what happens after a real pious and sincere Thread ceremony.
Swami Ramswarup: Not brahmin, but all are considered dwij if they get second birth froma spiritual master who knows Vedas. Dwij means the aspirant has been given diksha of gayatri mantra and Vedic knowledge, he has been asked to do daily havan by the acharya. He has to listen Vedas. He has to observe strict rules of Brahamcharya and daily routine of spiritualism. So only thread ceremony and too without Ved mantras will be of no use. One has to do hard tapsya while discharging family duties then only good results are obtained. For the same regular advice from learned acharya of Vedas is required. Ashtang yoga practice is Required. Then change will come.

Ashish: How can you prove that intercaste marriages are not sin or adharma?
Swami Ramswarup: Because the caste have not been made by god. In four Vedas there is only mantras to give knowledge to the human beings. Within human body soul resides. Soul are having same qualities, i.e., in all bodies of living beings. Soul resides which are unlimited and are same based on qualities. But soul takes body according to his own good or bad deeds and faces happiness and sorrows based on his deeds which are awarded by god. The pandavas were dressed as brahmins in jungle. They were married in kshatriye family, etc., etc. But marriage must be based on good qualities of both sides say Vedas.

Madhusudan: Since my childhood I have dreams of Hanumana and Lord Shiva, many a times sitting in front of me. I do not ask anything but just stare at them.
Swami Ramswarup: The dreams are mostly false. Dreams are based on the scenes, stories listened in previous life as well as in present life. Your father used to recite gayatri mantra, it is very good. So you must follow your father. You want to srudy Saamveda which is the best idea. Samveda is Upasana Kand and tells worship for one immortal formless god, who is almighty, omnipresent, omniscient. He creates, nurses and destroy the universe and again creates, Vedas say that no one was equal to god and neither no god took birth in the past at present and will never take birth in the future too. There was one god, is one and will ever remain one. He is only everlasting eternal and unchangeable king/lord of the universe. So we all must worship him only. In this connection advices from a learned acharya of Vedas is necessary.

Geeta Chauhan: I went in that you have mentioned many names (like Rama and Sita,Yudhisthar, Arjuna and Draupadi, Savitri and Satyavan, Kunti and Pandu) but I am sorry to say that all the mentioned couples had never live a happy married life, all had faced many problem in there life.
Swami Ramswarup: Your question is natural based on their life. But everything that glitters is not gold. You may see the life of Meera, Shri Ram, Mata Sita, Hanuman, Sugreev, King Harishchandra also, which was too full of struggles and so called sorrows. But Vedas like Atharvaveda mantras mentioned in kand 4 and sukt 34 & 35. The mantras specially 2 & 3 state that when a person attains/realizes knowledge based on Vedas/performance of holy yagya/ashtang yoga practice etc., in contact with learned acharya then they are always above the feelings of happiness and sorrows. Happiness and sorrows are always for those who are merged in illusion and thus are ignorant. That is why when Shri Ram was informed to sit on throne of Ayodhya he felt no happiness like ignorant being a learned of Vedas, and a complete yogi as mentioned by Valmiki ji in his Valmiki Ramayana sarg 1 of baal kand. And similarly when he was informed about exile he felt no sorrows. The above dignitaries like Yudishthir etc., mentioned by you had the same stage like Shri Ram because they were always under advices of Vyas Muni, Shri Krishna, Kripacharya, Dronacharya, and others. They used to do havan/yagya daily. They performed strictly Brahamcharya in life. They studied four Vedas.

Sagar Bhardwaj: I would like to ask question which is causing too much trouble to my mind and soul. What according to you is the exact definition of time because I have read a book of relativity in which it is told that we can travel in time and space. Or that is there is no time everything is happening in the same time............. that is time is illusion. I have also read that everything that is time and space is been studied before by our Rishi and Munis and recorded the calculations in their books.
Swami Ramswarup: The idea of Rigveda mantra 1/95/6,7,8 is that human being must utilize every component part of the time of day and night to do pious deeds and not to do sins etc. At proper time the creation like sun, earth, moon is created. The time is great. Actually time is eternal. Rigveda mantra 1/164/11 states the kaal (time) is infinity and eternal. The time is powerful /mighty. Kaal (time) is neither born nor destroyed. There are five steps of kaal (time), those are---------Kshann (seconds), muhurat (moment/division of time), prahar (three hours period ), divas( day) and paksh(side, i.e., there are two paksh, krishna paksh and shukl paksh). The earth rotates on its axis, while revolving around the sun and takes one complete round, and generates day and night. It is called ahoratr. One ahoratr = 24 hours. So the calculation of time comes out accordingly. There is big detail of description of time in Vedas which cannot be explained here due to shortage of time. So every science etc., has already been mentioned by god in Vedas. One should learn Vedas to be a complete learned person. Vedas emanates from god, so Vedas like god are complete with knowledge in all respect. I have written some books on Vedas and can be sent if you desire.

Neetoo: I have been searching the net and even asking various pandits about the mantra that helps in reunion. But have failed to get one. I am looking for a mantra that would help me in reuniting with my beloved and resulting in marriage lately.
Swami Ramswarup: There is a law in Yajurveda mantra 7/48 that we are free to do pious deeds or sins but result is awarded by god, in the shape of happiness and sorrows respectively. So no questions of sorrows from kaliyug or any yug, please. It is our own deeds, pious/sins which we have to face. There is no such mantra please. Our own deeds, hardworking towards right path make our future bright. If your love is true based on soul to soul and on good qualities, keeping behind mere physical charm then your efforts will make you able for reunion.

N. S. Venkateshwaran: You have mentioned that some Vedic mantras are chanted while performing the last rites of a dead person. Can these mantras be chanted loud inside our homes?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please, can also be chanted in home. Because Ved mantras are always pious having being emanated direct from god. Because god himself is the purest. Every Ved mantra is full of wisdom. And in yajanusthan the above said mantras are even recited without death of anybody else.

Shivani: If you permit me, I would like to know whether ladies can perform havan at home?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please. It is not my permission but it is the permission of Almighty God in four Vedas please. I can only bless you for a long happy life for doing Havan.

Anil Singh: God has taken birth in all yugs except kalyug. Is everyone taking birth in kalyug God or all are sinners? If everyone is God then who is responsible for sins? And if everyone is a sinner then what about the saying – whenever there is sin, I will come to get rid of sinners?
Swami Ramswarup: Yajurveda mantra 40/8 states that god is "shukram" almighty, "akayam" i.e., bodiless, so does not take birth, "avrannam" holess and can not be converted into any part, so soul is also not a part of god "asnaviram" i.e., without nervous system etc., "apaapvidham" sinless and does not love to those who are sinners, "pari + agaat i.e., omnipresent, "kavihi" omniscient, "manishihi" knows thoughts of every soul "paribhuhu" who keeps behind the culprits/sinners "swayambhuhu" who is eternal/beyond death and birth/has no father, mother etc., "shaashvatibhyaha samabhyah" for eternal living beings, "yathatathyatah" with truth, "arthan" gives knowledge of all through Vedas, "vyadadhaat" preaches, "sah" he is god. All Vedas like yajurveda mantra 31/7 clarify that knowledge of Vedas emanates direct from god at the beginning of universe. So the qualities quoted above in respect of adorable almighty god are also eternal, unchangeable, and true. Conclusion of the mantra will automatically state that god never takes birth etc. So avtarvad is not possible please. As regards karmas yajurveda mantra 7/48 states that we are free to do pious deeds or sins but result is awarded in happiness or sorrows respectively by god. One must not depend on anybody that somebody will come to give salvation. The dignitaries like Shri Ram, Shri Krishna and Mata Sita etc., did hard deeds without wasting a second. So we must also follow their path to do the hard work towards right path. Please read the article on avtarvaad for more details.

Oshin: Charan Sparsh beete yug ki beeti baat hai kya?
Swami Ramswarup: BEETE KA JIKR NA KAR, AAGE KI FIKR NA KAR, VATMAAN KA FAKR KAR.

Sanjay Sharma: I want to know that which is big – fate or karma?
Swami Ramswarup: Karmas please. Because luck is always in our hand, hard working, pious deeds, daily true worship, honesty, services to parents and elders, etc., etc., makes our future bright.

Deepak Kumar: Where you live?
Swami Ramswarup: In India, please and the aspirants are cordially invited to get Vedas’ and ashtang yoga philosophy.

Amit Tiwari: If the person having or suffering from kaal sarp dosha then could you tell me what are the consequences? And how may type of kaal sarp yog?
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas are eternal and knowledge direct from God wherein such kaal sarp yog etc., are not mentioned, please. So you need not to worry. Please try to do havan daily even from gayatri mantra, which is a great worship of God and will give you benefit. The meaning of kaal is also time. So death comes according to time for which the God has given life to us. This is all based on our previous lives' pious deeds and sins. So there is no effect of kaal sarp yog etc., in the life, but effect of deeds (karmas) only. So, one must do always pious deeds to be happy. Present pious deeds can burn our previous deeds also and life's time can also be extended wide yajurveda mantra 3/62.

Nithu: How much times omkara is used in Rig-veda?
Swami Ramswarup: Omkara word is not mentioned in Vedas. Yes, "Om", the holy name of Almighty God is there. Omkara is used in Hindi language at own faith.

Chandrashekar: I have the homa of the Goddess. If salt is used he will control and if turmeric powder he will paralyze the enemy. I have lot of enemies and for no reason they are hurting me. Please advise me.
Swami Ramswarup: The above philosophy is not mentioned in Vedas, please. So must not be followed. We must obey the preach of God which is in Vedas and is always beneficial to all living beings. If one cannot provide happiness to others by co-operation then why to harm others. And we must learn from Vedas that if we want to be happy, gain peace and respect, then always try to provide the same to others. Vedas further teach us that all the ill desires or harms which we want to give to others are actually returned by God to us with interest.

Nishant Choudhary: I worship daily for 10-15 min as and when I get time or you can say as per my convenience. A Priest told my mother that my worship is not proper which raise few questions in my mind and seeking your kind guidance to come over them. Do the worship has to be done at any particular time? While worship do you need to follow some special methods/procedure?
Swami Ramswarup: It is a hard and the most difficult subject of worship of God (bhakti) of now a days. Because at present there are so many sects and so many gurus to teach their own ways. However, bhakti is eternal. The eternal bhakti is only taught by only a dignitary who is also eternal and almighty. The said dignitary is only almighty God (preached in Vedas) who is formless, immortal, omnipresent, omniscient, creates, nurses and Destroy the universe. The God at the beginning of every universe gives the knowledge of four Vedas which is full of gyan kand, karam kand and upasana kand. My article on the philosophy of Vedas is placed on the website, which teaches that we must only worship one God who create the universe etc., after studying the philosophy of Vedas you may send your question.

Rajendra Nimse: Please let me know the Shubh din in august 2006 for the gruh pravesh.
Swami Ramswarup: As regards shubh din the days, nights and times are never ashubh (unfortunate) being created by the purest God. Only deeds done by us are bad or good. And based on the previous lives' deeds we have to face the result thereof accordingly on one particular day and time. So days are not good or bad. It is our own deeds done by us which is bad or good. So you can go at your own.

Sanjay Sharma: Swamiji kya mantro mein itni power hai ki aap unse kuch bhi kar sakte hein swamiji maine swapan mein apne ko hava me udte hue pata hoon yeh kya hai
Swami Ramswarup: Ved mantras are meant to do anything at our own etc. The study of Ved mantras gives us long happy life. It gives us peace and control on our senses to avoid sins etc. At last we gain salvation by following the path of Vedas. The dreams are actually false but really are painful at some occasions. To avoid the dreams one must listen Vedic preach and perform daily havan even from gaytri mantra.

Abhimanyu Singh: I am an aspirant who wish to learn yoga under your holy feet. Could you please tell me the dakshina amount for my living at your holy ashram?
Swami Ramswarup: Your views are appreciated about learning yoga philosophy. It is an eternal one and the worship of God. Here boarding and lodging are free but voluntarily donation is accepted with thanks. Otherwise donation is not required.

Sagar Bhardwaj: First of all, I would like to thank you for answering my query earlier as I felt honoured to get a response from such a huge personality. I would like to clear my doubt about Mahabharat. According to one the book it is said that Mahabharat took place in 3129 BC and when it ended Lord Krishan’s age was 125 yrs and 7 months and its been approx 5128 yrs have passed. My query is that what was the age of major players who took part in this war e.g. Yudhishtir, Arjun, Krishan, Duryodhan, etc. and is there any physical evidence (apart from written material) still present by which we can be sure of their presence.
Swami Ramswarup: Mahabhart war took place about five thousand and one hundred thirty eight years ago. About ages the calculation will have to be done and it will take long period. So being lengthy it is not possible for me to devote time. However it is clear that the name of above dignitaries mentioned by you were above hundred years of age because they used to adopt brahamcharya which makes the age long. I am writing a book Brahamcharya which must be read by all. It will be in hand within month. Shri krishna's age was about 125 years when he willingly left his pious body. The age of bhisham pitamaha is 172 years, at the time of war.

Deep Sharma: How do I attend the class to learn from Swamiji?
Swami Ramswarup: You may come here with your elders to learn Vedas/yoga philosophy. However, you must inform at least for two week's period before your visit.

Akhilesh: Shri Krishna told Arujuna in Bhagwatgeeta that I am the Supreme Personality. I am the SHIVA, I am the Ganesha, I am the Vishnu, I am Bramha, I am Hanuman every God resides in me. I am the original creator and I am the destroyer also.
Swami Ramswarup: As per Vedas avtar is not possible please. For every truth the main proof are Vedas, which are called self proof. Vedas state that after getting the knowledge form a learned acharya. When an aspirant performs yajna, does pious deeds, discharges his moral duties faithfully while the same he does practice of ashtang yoga and thus attains asamprgyat samadhi. At this stage of samadhi Almighty God becomes present within him. Saamveda mantra 944 states that at the stage of the asamprgyat samadhi within the yogi the preach of Vedas utters which comes with the mouth of yogi duly inspired by God himself. So the yogi at this stage can say, "I am Ganesh, I am Shiva, I have created universe and all must worship me etc., etc." because at this stage the words utters by the yogi are inspired by God himself and the words are direct from God. Secondly the souls who had got salvation may come back and take birth to guide the people. And after doing his job the soul goes back at his own to realize salvation. This is as per atharvaveda mantra 9/10/11. So within the soul of Shri Krishna Maharaj actually the words of God were uttered which are true. However, one must know that Yajurveda mantra 32/1 too says that there is only one formless God, who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. But his names are several according to his qualities. So Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh, Ganesh, Shiva are the names of God according to his qualities which I have briefed several times on this site please. Please check the site, otherwise send your question again.

Akhilesh: Please make my confusion clear and please show me the right path for worshiping and please let me know for becoming free from the matter of life and death in this age of kaliyug i.e a person should go to the supreme after death specially in grihasta ashram how a student, a householder, and a retired person should reside to achieve this very important goal of life?
Swami Ramswarup: The same is applicable for all students and family members etc.

Akhilesh: Even if a person is alcoholic, and an egg eater but not a meat eater, one of my uncle possess these qualities but while remembering God he becomes very emotional and tears come from his eyes while doing pooja. He never asks anything from God not even a single penny. Can he move to the God after the death so that he becomes free from the matter of life and death?
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas strictly prohibit non-veg and any kind of addiction. God is the purest and is away from all kinds of result of any karmas to face. So the aspirant is to become. God's stage is natural and eternal whereas aspirants have to achieve the same by doing worship etc. As regards, worship the same must be eternal according to the eternal philosophy of four Vedas which emanates direct from God. So the worship must not be self made. In this connection i usually quote a chopai from Ramayana:- "SHRUTI SAMMAT HARI BHAKTI PATH SANJUT BIRATI BIBEK. TEHIN NA CHALHIN NAR MOH BAS, KALPANHIN PANTH ANEK." Meaning--- Tulsi states that there is an eternal worship based on Vedas, which gives us ascetism and factual knowledge. But the people are not following the path of Vedas due to attachment (attachment with materialistic, pomp and show and family etc.) And the people make their own new several paths of worship. I would advice you to read my book Vedic Satsang Sangrah pt i & ii and Bhagwat Geeta-a secret of Vedas. Thereafter you may send your doubt and even you may come here for further guidance if possible. Books can be sent on demand and on receipt of your postal address. The books will clear your all doubts.

Rajat Duggal: Like mrityu of any holi person like GURU, SANT they mix God... but some places in india we say that shakyi - transferred to his shishya what it means? Now the whole power shishya new guru having ... like new Guru Dev. I am confused.
Swami Ramswarup: According to Vedas, no question of mixing please. Soul is separate and God is separate. As regards salvation (moksh), it is attained by Rishi/yogi/true saint when he is alive. And at this stage soul realizes God but soul is not mixed with God etc. Similarly according to Vedas transfer of power from a Guru to shishya is against the Vedas and therefore not true. One has to face the result of his own deeds.

Vikas L. Acharya: In ancient times when there was no concept of books or printing, how were Veda's practices? I wonder how one can remember so many mantras verbally. Is human potential limitless? Was this huge knowledge distributed into group of student and guru's? Can one person remember so many mantras along-with it meaning (all four Veda's) mere by practicing verbally? Sounds amazing. Which is the best known Gurukul which teaches real authenticated Veda's in such verbal method today?
Swami Ramswarup: Brahamcharya is the base to learn Vedas by mouth. And this eternal law is still applicable. Please study my book Patanjal Yog Darshan with hindi vyakhya pt I, wherein description of brahamchari is mentioned. I am also writing a book on brahamcharya which is under printing and will be available to dispatch within month. As regards best Gurukul, please contact local Arya Samaj Mandir.

Vevake Mahabir: Namaste, I have no question but congratulation(s) and praise be unto you for your profound Vedic Knowledge. You have enlightened me and confirmed my thought process. I wish for others to understand GOD is the only one who has to be worshipped for salvation and he needs no one to be his messenger. Please continue your good work for Krinvanto Vishwam Aryam.
Swami Ramswarup: Thanking you very much. This is all due to the blessings of almighty God and my acharya, please. Your views are highly appreciated about Krinvanto Vishwam Aryam because the same Rigvedas' views can promote international brotherhood.

Shaily Gaur: I like someone but there is a Nadi Dosh in our horoscope.
Swami Ramswarup: As regards Nadi Dosh, it is not mentioned in Vedas please, so need not to worry. However, you must satisfy first your parents. And obey their views. In young age mostly the boys/girls are attracted on physical charms and wealth etc., which is not an indication of true love.

Vikas L. Acharya: What is self realisation? What is meditation in true form? What is becoming desire-less with doing all good deeds? How a person who realised Veda does looks at the World? What are his point-of-view towards today human soul, God and prakriti effects?
Swami Ramswarup: As stated in Yog shastra sutra 1/3 when a yogi attains asamprgyat samadhi he knows himself. That is, soul resides in human body and we all are souls and not body, but due to lack of braham gyan (Vedas' knowledge/ preach from a learned acharya) mostly people consider themselves a body. So here himself means soul knows himself. Secondly within soul God is there and the yogi too realizes God. The said stage is Called self-realization. In Vedas (Yajurveda mantra 7/4 and Yog Shastra sutra 2/29), there are eight fold paths of ashtang yoga to be practised under guidance of a learned acharya of Vedas and yoga philosophy. So meditation is a seventh stage of ashtang yoga. When aspirant reaches at this stage he concentrates well in God (chitan- manan of qualities of God etc.). At this stage the aspirant knows nothing about world or worldly affairs except himself and God. This stage is dhyan meditation). I have described the said stages including every sutra of Patanjal Yog Garshan in my book in Hindi. I would advice you to study my book which will give you full knowledge of ashtang yoga. Book can be sent on receipt of address if you so desire, please. The philosopher of Vedas loves human beings.

Vikas L. Acharya: I visited seminar organized by a spiritual organisation. As per their conformity is that name of supreme lord is Shiv as per Bhagwat-Geeta. They confirmed that Lord Shiv and Lord Shankar are both different soul. Lord Shiv lives in Param-Dham where we all Aatma resides there and come to the earth to play our roles (drama). We all are brothers and sisters as we are children of one father? And one must strictly follow path of brahamcharya and mediation of God. Why this different point-of-view? How Veda's validates these views?
Swami Ramswarup: I can say here only that they know their philosophy but as far as Vedas are concerned their philosophy is against the Vedas, please. Please study my books Vedic Satsang Sangrah pt i & ii, and Bhagwat Geeta, which will clarify the matter.

Vikas L. Acharya: Secondly, they greet everyone with "OM-SHANTI", and touching feet for blessing is not allowed in their system. When asked what does OM means to them, they said OM means Aatma, according to their greeting means "Aatma-Shanti". Also when asked why touching of feet not okay, they answered as we all are aatma's and children of one father God Shiv, we must only pray him, mediate on him, and take his blessings.
Swami Ramswarup: Om in Vedas is the supreme name of God, please. Yes, we all are soul but we are bound according to our pious deeds and sins. So the rishis munis or learned of Vedas or yogis are always adorable. Ramayana clearly says: PRATKAAL OOTHKER RAGHURAI
MAT PITA GURU SHISH NAVAI

I cannot comment further. Please read my books cited above.

Harshbala Singh: Would you please, let me know the meaning of Ahimsa. Why we aryans started eating meat, non-veg.etc? Is it not an Adharma?
Swami Ramswarup: Hinsa means violence. That is, to cause harm to others by any means. And ahinsa means non-violence. There are so many kinds of hinsa which have been defined in my book Patanjal Yog Darshan with hindi vyakhya. So i would advice you to please study the book for detailed knowledge. In Vedas, the ahinsa is not applicable for warrior who fights against enemies to protect nation on base of truth only. Also it is not applicable to the administrators who punish the criminals, culprits, bad elements etc., to maintain peace and to protect the public.

Vikas L. Acharya: How valid are Shastras available in market today, as to translate such sensitive books need real dedicated, knowledgeable, Sanskrit expert with deep sensitivity. Does the author who translates the shastras (Tikakaar) also mix their personal views also, this may also mislead the real subject, isn't? Is there any source to know the best known authors (translators) of Vedas, Puranas, Shastras, Upinishads, Granths, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagvad Gita and other major scriptures? Example if one wishes purchase books of Veda's he would prefer Sri Dayanand Saraswati ji version. Similarly if one wish to purchase other books how can-common men know which author is best preferred (authenticated)?
Swami Ramswarup: That is why Vedas are to listen first and not to read. Same is the case of shastras. However, you may send your postal address and we'll try to send you authentic writers of six shastras/Vedas.

Swati: Describe why Lord Shiva's dhanush was given to Raja Janaka?
Swami Ramswarup: At that time the kings used to make contact with learned, rishis, munis, yogis etc., to gain knowledge and blessings. The kings used to serve them to make them pleased. Due to the same dhanush was kept there.

Karishma Hiranna Raghupati: I finished my engineering just this June. I was interested in studying the Vedas in detail and knowing more about what life is. Please help me to do so. I want to stay in the ashram and study. Time span is not a problem.
Swami Ramswarup: Before studying Vedas I would advice you to study my two books, please named Vedic Satsang Sangrah pt i & ii and Yaj Karam Sarvshresth Ishwar Oooja then you may come here with your parents, brother, etc. You'll be taught surely eternal Vedas and yoga philosophy. Books are in Hindi.

S. C.: In shravan maasa is there is ban on cut of hair and shaving. If yes or no give reason?
Swami Ramswarup: Not at all please, according to Vedas.

Sunil Vazarkar: I want to ask you that the “Brahmin” will get more grace of God or not because he continuously chants his mantra & his job is to do “Katha vachan” etc. etc. & glorifying God i.e. his profession is “Puja path”. Whereas my job is selling cars so I get away from God’s continuous recitation of mantra when I am selling cars. So a “brahmin” will definitely be blessed by God more as compared to me. Is that view correct?
Swami Ramswarup: Your views are not correct, please. See king Janak, Harishchandra got salvation while discharging their family and public duties. Brahmin is he who has studied Vedas, and has realized God adopting Vedic path. You must also listen Vedas, do havan and practice of yoga asan, pranayaam and meditation, while discharging your family duties.

Sunil Vazarkar: Is singing filmi songs to lord Shankara dedicating them to him that is considering his face in mind equivalent to Gayatri Mantra recitation? That is whether it will earn the same “Punya” or not?
Swami Ramswarup: Never please.

Sunil Vazarkar: Whether the arrogant fellows complaint should be done to the owner, so that the owner will treat him accordingly? Is that ethical or not?
Swami Ramswarup: Nowadays to keep silence is the best please. Otherwise may create problem in future.

Sam Kapur: Please clarify on Devis and Devtas according to philosophy of Vedas.
Swami Ramswarup: Yajurveda mantra 1/1 states to perform Yajyen. Yajyen (Yagya) word is made from yaj dhatu which means dev pooja, sangatikaran , daaneshu. Dev means 'yeh dadaati she devah' which means he who gives us something is dev. Mother gives us birth, father nurses us by means of money, food etc., atithi gives us knowledge, acharya gives us knowledge and salvation and God has given us every matter of universe like sun moon , water, air, earth etc., etc., to live upon therefore Taiteryopnishad shiksha valli ekadash anuvak states, devpitrikaryabhyam na pramaditavyam i.e. devand pitri karmas must not be over sighted due to carelessness/laziness/spending fun. (in these deeds brahmayajya, devyajya, daily hawan, listening of Vedas and services to old persons come.) Further Upanishad says 'matri devaha bhavaha pitri devaha bhavaha acharya devaha bhavaha atithi devaha bhavaha i.e., mother, father, atithi and Acharya must be considered devi devata and we must serve them. A question has been put forth by Janakacharya Gargi to Rishi Yagvalkya and others in Brihadaranyakopnishad (chapter 3 shloka 2) that how many Devtas are there. Rishi Yagvalkya answered that there are thirty-three Devtas, i.e., 8 vasus, etc., as sighted to you before.

Sunil Vazarkar: Now this is my “prarabdh”or luck/destiny.Now I change this job and get another job of 20000Rs, so does that mean my prarabdh has changed suddenly? What do you think is it because of my “sanchit” karma? Please explain in detail.
Swami Ramswarup: Prarabhadh is changed always by present pious deeds with hard working. Otherwise a man will always be wandering due to the effect of prarabhadh karam and thus present pious deeds/worship will be of no use, which is impossible. If a man does not do hard work then he will be facing his prarabhadh only.

Preetam: I m a student of 2nd year MBBS. I am unable to concentrate my study. Please tell me the solution. How should I face someone who criticizes wrongly for no reason?
Swami Ramswarup: Every perfection requires hard working please. No laziness is permitted to become a great dignitary. So I would advice you to please to awake early in the morning for a long morning walk and light exercises. Take plenty of water daily means at least 20 glass of water within a day till you go to bed in the night. There must be also light exercises in the evening. You must be free from gastric trouble to get energy in the body. Take food which is digestible only. Always avoid fatty food. One must sit in the morning on an asan to remember God daily. If possible daily yoga asan must be done. It will give you a lot of benefits. Student mainly must care about his health and hard study for which he must always avoid bad societies. Otherwise he will not be able to achieve the goal. So first you must try to avoid him please.

Vishal: How we can perform the puja of suderhsan yantra?
Swami Ramswarup: Please clarify about sudershan yantra. According to Vedas only formless God is to be worshipped who creates, nurses and destroy the universe.

Vikas L. Acharya: Will it be right to say that any mantra which is not mentioned in Veda's does not have any effect? I believe any action has its effects and impact in some way or the other (negative or positive). Does mantras containing in other holy books of Hinduisms are ineffective, such as mantras & ritual practices available in various puranas, etc.
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas contains mantras. Other holy granths contains sutras, shlokas, etc., the shlok etc., which is not in Vedas has been made by human beings and will have to be checked from Vedas about its truth. So true shlokas will give good effect and untrue will give bad result and it is but natural.

Vikas L. Acharya: I have observed most religious ritual practice are man-made for stopping human beings from going into wrong direction and thus imposing certain rules along with punishing messages so that no one even try. Even this technique has taught the Kaliyuga Society in a hard way that by love and charity one can lead happy life. But I also admit that due to this man-made system, several misleading belief systems have confused common man from the path of truth, which is very sad and very dangerous too. Please advice.
Swami Ramswarup: Rigveda mantra 1/164/39 states if a man does not follow the path of real worship like listening of Vedas, to perform yagya/havan, name jaap of God and ashtang yoga practice etc., and has not realized God then without doing such tapsya and thus without knowing God, mere/only study of Vedas will do nothing. On the said lines, Kapil Muni in his Samkhya Shastra Sutra 1/23 states that the preach, "Vaangmatram-----------" i.e., it is only to say and will not be able to realize the truth because such preach remains only in mind/chitt only. Then what to talk about other shlok etc. So one must try to do tapsya (practically) after gaining knowledge.

Vikas L. Acharya: I would like to refer your answer to Puneet Jain, saying that in Vedas; Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh are the name of one said God. God has no wives and also refer to your answer to RM, saying that Brahma, Vishnu and Shiv could be also name of learned Yogis, Rishis or Munis. But God is one.
Swami Ramswarup: Yes today also there are so many people whose names are Vishnudutt, Brahmanand, Brahamkumar, Ramcahnd, Mahesh Sharma etc., so is the case of yogis please.

Vikas L. Acharya: Now how can these be understood that these entire God is one? Are we praying Yogi, Rishis, and Munis?
Swami Ramswarup: Yajurveda mantra 32/1 clearly states that God is one but his names are several according to his qualities.

Vikas L. Acharya: I wonder if lord OMKAR (The Supreme) chooses the greatest MahaYogi's and create new Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh after destruction of the earth. And these three lords do their job of maintaining the balance of earth requirements. May be that is why he authorizes various God-Goddesses with certain powers and does all functions through them. Does this sound logically correct?
Swami Ramswarup: God is called almighty. It means God has all powers so he requires no any assistance to control, create, nurse and destroy the universe etc. So Brahma, Vishnu are the names of the same formless almighty and omnipresent God.

Vikas L. Acharya: As lord OMKAR is not visible (formless), he does not appear in body form. Then what is the reason he does not want appear before us (human being). Why these hide and seek. Is there any secret that lord OMKAR does not want to us to know? What is the need of placing the soul into body really? That is why he is the powerful-soul and we are weak-soul, but both are souls of same kind but with huge quality difference.
Swami Ramswarup: God is omnipresent so he is also in every soul. But soul being attached in illusion is not able to realize, otherwise every Veda says that God is originated/realized by a yogi in his heart when he attains asamprgyat samadhi.

Vikas L. Acharya: Finally it's fine to say that we must pray our father not their children's, not God creations but God who is source of all. How can one really have Darshan of lord OMKAAR? Which is said impossible in Vedas?
Swami Ramswarup: This is only due to the lack of study of Vedas that we are unable to know the real qualities of God and his eternal fundamental laws about universe and human beings. I advice you to study my books like Vedic Satsang Sangrah pt i & ii, Yaj Karam Sarvshersth Ishwar Pooja (all in Hindi). In Vedas it is clearly mentioned that brotherhood must be promoted in all human beings. Study of four Vedas from learned acharya, daily yaj/havan, and hard practice of ashtang yoga philosophy under guidance of an achartya who knows Vedas, makes aspirant able to realize God. Our ancient rishis munis, King Janak, Dashrath, Harishchandra, Shri Ram, Yogeshwar Krishna, Mata Sita, Madlsa adopted the Vedic path and so is the case of all ancient rishis.

Vikas L. Acharya: Also would like your views on how all this confusion began in Hinduisms related to so many types of God and ritual practices? Who started all this low level concepts, was it self-interest of a man/community who wanted to benefit from innocent people by teaching them false practices and knowledge. This is really sad. May God bless all of us with right wisdom. Please advice.
Swami Ramswarup: After Mahabhart war the people were shocked and stopped going to rishis, munis to listen and perform Vedas. Hence the reason to spread illusion.

Akhilesh: Is relationship of marriage also the obstruction in doing bhakti of Shri Radha-krishna and Sita-Ram?
Swami Ramswarup: Marriage is not obstacle in worship because it is mentioned in four Vedas. However Radha was not wife of Shri Krishna please. As regards difference between Shiv Parvati, Radha Krishna, are separate from each other with regards to living and dealing etc. But each dignitary worshipped almighty formless God according to four Vedas.

G. Suresh: What was the form of yoga during Vedic period?
Swami Ramswarup: There is only one form of yoga i.e., eight fold path which are yam, niyam, asan, pranayaam, pratyahar, dharnna, dhyan, and samadhi and this is eternal. And the same was the yoga's form during Vedic period.

Jyoti Kaur:Can women recite Mahamrityunjaya mantra or only men can recite?
Swami Ramswarup: In Vedas there is no Mahamrityunjay mantra. However it is Yajurveda mantra 3/60 which has been named Mahamritanujay. It can be recited by girl or women as well. Because all Vedas are to be learnt by men and women equally being the knowledge direct from God. And every matter of the God is for all human beings and not especially for men or women.

Jyoti Kaur: Can Shiv Abhishekam be performed any day at any time or there are specific days assigned for this?
Swami Ramswarup: In Vedas Shiv is the name of formless almighty God please. So in respect of God no abhishek is possible.

T K S Mohan: In olden days Rajaput Rajasthani women followed SATI after death of their husbands. Kindly let me know whether such horrible treatment given to women by community at that time is approved in VEDA?
Swami Ramswarup: No please. Vedas do not approve such treatment.

Harshad B. Prajapati: I have known that in satt yuga some people used to live their life for thousands of years. And I also know that there is a gap of around crore years between treta yug and dwapar yug. But Parshuram was seen at the time of Ramayan also and Mahabharat also. If Ramayan has happened in treta yug and Mahabharat in dwapar yug and kaliyug, how can Parshuram be present in both yugas? And same is the case with some other rishish also like Durwasha. Pls. explain me this.
Swami Ramswarup: Not true please, as regards Parshuram, he was not the same dignitary.

Vikas L. Acharya: What is true knowledge of God? Is there any book which only and only talks about that one God (one father) and no other topics?
Swami Ramswarup: For Vedas are those books please, which must be studied. The learned of Vedas make differences metween truth and untruth, please. Common man must go to a learned acharya of Vedas to listen the Vedas to become learned. It is eternal and traditional, which has been broken and hence the problem.

Anand Bhardwaj: Who makes religion? Why is Guru greater than God?
Swami Ramswarup: I have written a book named Vedic Satsang Sangrah. In the book you'll find several above answers, please and too in details. Before answering the above questions, I would like you to advice to study the said books. Your question is lengthy and you'll get the lengthy answer in the books, thereafter you may put questions again. However, religions are of two types, one man made and second God made. The details of which are in book, please. God and guru are not same and even guru is not above the God.

Vikas L. Acharya: At what age of Kaliyuga are we living today? How can one understand the year difference between Vedic year counting and Christian year counting? As per Christian Calendar the current year is 2006. But the Kaliyuga is counted in lakhs? How many years have passed of Kaliyuga out of lakh years? Which year will Kaliyuga end as per Christian year?
Swami Ramswarup: Kaliyug = 4 lakhs 32 thousands years, out of which about five thousand one hundred years have since passed. Different views are made by human beings. And as per Vedas and Manusmriti Srishti Samvat is 1960853107.

Gaurav Mukherjee: I want to know what does gotra mean? Is it in the name of Rishis?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please they were rishis and with their names the gotras are in force. They studied Vedas did yajna and hard practice of ashtang yoga. So every brahmin must do the same now also.

Vikas L. Acharya: In all different holy books of Hinduism we find so many mantras available for different purposes (for welfare as well as harming). I have observed much misuse of mantras science, the worst example is the Tantrik Science for harming human being. Is Tantrik practice really works?
Swami Ramswarup: Mantras regarding harm are not there in Vedas, please. Tantrik subject is also not in Vedas. So need not to worry. The above sholk quoted by you are also not in Vedas please.

Vikas L. Acharya: Please explain mantra mentioned below, its sensitivity and real meaning behind each word. AUM SAT-CHIT-ANANDA PARABRAHMA; PURUSHOTHAMA PARAMATHMA; SRI BHAGAVATI SAMETHA and SRI BHAGAVATE NAMAHA. What does NAMAHA really means, which is also used in other mantras?
Swami Ramswarup: The above is not Ved mantra please. Sat = eternal truth, chit = alive, ananda = merriment, parabrahma = formless almighty God, purushothama = who is the best in human beings, paramathma = supreme, sri bhagavati sametha, sri bhagavate namaha = both are not Vedic words. Namah means to be polite for worship after controlling five senses and mind.

Navneet: Just wanted to know if marriage is a prarabhdha karma or Sanchit, Do we have a freedom in choosing the Life Partner or is it bound by Karma?
Swami Ramswarup: Prarabhadha karmas are there to face, no doubt. But those can be burnt by doing pious deeds in present life. So one should never wait to face the sorrows etc. According to prarabhdha karmas. Present human life is meant to live happily by doing worship etc. One should take guidance, in this matter, from a learned acharya to learn meditation/worship etc. Then the, marriage will base on present pious deeds.

Sunil Vazarkar: Reading Dharmic literature, is it equivalent to recitation of mantra? i,e does it have the same “punya”task or not?
Swami Ramswarup:To study those books who promotes to get final liberation is also a sort of worship. One must therefore study Vedas, shastras and holy books. But in this connection an learned acharya is necessary to preach first.

Vinay Rasiwasia: What is chakras in human body and how can I activate those charkas?
Swami Ramswarup: There are eight charkas: muladhar, sadhishthan, mannipurak, anhat, vishudhi, jihva mul, agya chakr and sastrar chakra. Hard study of Vedas, daily havan with Ved mantra, regular contact with learned acharya, and hard/daily practice of ashtang yoga philosophy is essential to activate the chakra yet the mercy of Almighty God is too essential in addition. (Atharveda mantra 10/2/31 also refers).

Ashu: Kundlini jagran?
Swami Ramswarup: Not possible please until hard study of Vedas, daily havan with Ved mantra, regular contact with learned acharya, and hard/daily practice of ashtang yoga philosophy is done.

Anonymous:I have been searching for book that containing Names of all Hinduism Gods and Goddess, types of Gods and their functions. What is the difference between "Brahm", "Para-Brahm", and "Purna Brahm"?
Swami Ramswarup: Sorry please as there is only one Almighty God from whom the knowledge of four Vedas emanates at the time of beginning of every universe. He only creates, nurses and destroys the universe. However the information required by you pertains to purans and you may please contact accordingly. Braham is always purna. Otherwise He is not Braham. So Braham or Par-braham are names of one God. God is one but his names are several in Vedas. However, Braham means also Shabd Braham according to situation. And Shabd Braham means Ved mantras. And then Par-braham means formless almighty God realized in the heart of a yogi.

Anonymous: What is the name of Supreme (Purna Brahm) God? I searched books stores. But surprisingly not a single author I found that has done research on summarizing details on List of all God names and their functions.
Swami Ramswarup: As stated in Rigveda mantra 1/164/46, there is one God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. But his names are several according to his qualities. For example-in Vedas main names of God are Om Then, Agni, Vaayu, Surya, Chandrma, Varunn, Prann, etc., etc.

Anonymous: Is horoscope in Vedas? I have read that Vedas have total knowledge of all sciences. What kind of knowledge's do Vedas have? I believe all.
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas have science like electronics, electricity, agriculture, about earth i.e., what is within earth, etc., but not horoscope. All the science which is in vogue at present is already mentioned in Vedas.

Sagar Bhardwaj: Thank you first of all for solving my previous query. And now I would like to ask that is there any proof any kind of evidence which archeologist found during their excavation in these existing sites such as Kurushetra, Idraprastha, Dwarka, etc. which can be related to that period if their carbon dating can be done. I am asking this as it is hard to believe that these mighty people with so much magical powers and boons ever existed. It is hardly possible to find their traces even now because it is seen they could fly in air, they can walk on water which in realty challenges the law of gravitation.
Swami Ramswarup: Actually the law of gravitation etc., is made by Almighty God. And to overcome such law, another law has also been made by God which is provided by God to a yogi only. Therefore no break of law occurs please. However, mostly the going on water, or to fly in the sky is false. As regards the existence of dignitaries like Shri Ram, Shri Krishna, Hanumaan ji etc., is true.

Sunil: What kind of ethical practices to be followed in office. If a fellow is arrogant then teaching him a lesson by informing it to the owner is ethical or not or to "Kshama"?
Swami Ramswarup: It depends on the preaching that whether the preachings are away from jealousy/hatred/selfishness etc., or not. Because the preachings may also be the cause of quarrels, which may always be avoided. It is not out of place to mention here that Vedas are actually authorize a learned person only to others. Otherwise khasma will serve the purpose, please. Because one day the truth will come up sure.

Sunil: If the owner asks me what are the various people telling about me or doing losses you should tell me then is it ethical?
Swami Ramswarup: I think nowadays to tell such things will one day sure be a cause of quarrels/tensions etc. See that if one man desires to listen about him then sure he will tell the others the source of collection of data. So, better if is avoided.

Neeraj K. Chauhan: What are shastras? Are these the collection of various Vedas and puranas etc or any thing else. Please explain me in details how many numbers of total Vedas, puranas and other religious books do we have in our Hindu Dharma. Even what these all say about? How one should count them and in which order? What is the main subject matter of all these books in chorological order, please explain in an sequential orderly manner.
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please, there are six shastras written by six Rishis. These are--- Yog shastra, Samkhya, Vedanta, Mimansa, Nyayand Vaisheshik. Vedas are eternal, emanates direct from God. i.e., Vedas are direct from God and are originated in the heart of four Rishis at the time of beginning of the creation. That is why Yog shastra 1/26 states that God is the first Guru of our ancient four Rishis. There is fundamental law which is unchangeable too that knowledge is only gained by somebody if it is given by somebody. At the time of beginning of the earth there becomes no any Rishi muni alive of the previous creation who can give the knowledge. So God always gives the knowledge of four Vedas to four Rishis of unsexual creation. Thereafter Rishis recited Ved mantras and gave knowledge to others. In this process when the Rishis became learned after getting knowledge of Vedas then they wrote Valmiki Ramayana/shastras/Upanishads/mahabhart etc., based on the knowledge of Vedas. Now the saints have written spiritual books based on the knowledge of shastras/upanisads etc. However, Vedas are self proof being eternal knowledge from God. So in the spiritual books the matter according to Vedas is true. And against the Vedas untrue.

Neeraj K. Chauhan:I heard from many persons that “Mantra Ucharan” is a very sensitive and sincere practice. Even a little mistake while “Ucharan” can cause you adverse and opposite results. But I want to ask that the Almighty God is the most knowledge full and omniscient in the world. Therefore, if a person is “Ucharing” some mantra for his betterment purposes and while ucharan, if, by mistake, he pronounce a little wrong mantra (while the spirit behind pronouncing the mantra is remain the same) but the God himself know that even if my any disciple has pronounced some wrong mantra but the spirit behind ucharan is same, then how he can got the adverse effect/result? Nutshell, prayer is matter of devotion not a matter of business like give and take, therefore, how the results of prayer for betterment can be adverse?
Swami Ramswarup: Can anyone say that pronunciation of English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu or any language is easy? You see everybody has to learn the language first. However, the pronunciation of Sanskrit is not difficult being mother tongue. But it is sad that in case of Sanskrit language mostly the people avoid to learn the same for one reason or the other. This has damaged our Indian culture. The Indians must be alert now to save the culture which is mostly in Sanskrit language. Question of adverse and opposite result does not arise if we learn the language faithfully.

Flora: Which date and time is suitable for a holy activity?
Swami Ramswarup: Every date and time which suits you is good. Because date and time have been made by God himself. So the same are always pious. Suppose one does sin then due to his bad deeds the day and time is bad. And if he does pious deeds then his date and time is pious. So pious and bad date and time is according to deeds.

Samarjeret Jadhav: What is ashtang yog how can I get that easily?
Swami Ramswarup: In yog shastra sutra 2/29 the eight fold path have been described which is called ashtang yoga. The paths are yam, niyam, asan, pranayaam, pratyahaar, dharnna, dhyan and samadhi. I have written a book on yoga philosophy, which can be sent to you on demand please. The book contains detailed philosophy of Ashtang yoga. The yoga philosophy is always learnt from an acharya in person please. It is easy and not difficult for those who desire to learn the same.

Amita: I would like to the meaning of amita. It should be spelt as Ameeta or Amita?
Swami Ramswarup: Amit means unlimited. Ameet means who is not our friend. So in feminine gender it will be Amita/Ameeta.

Rashmi Sahu: On the day of Gurupurnima, I worship you. The same day terrible blasts happen in Mumbai. I was appalled who can commit such heinous crime on humanity on the name of God. Which Hindi calendar should I purchase as I do not get to know important thithis for us?
Swami Ramswarup: My heartiest blessings to you my daughter on the eve of Gurupurnima. Actually its original name is Vyas Purnima. Ved mantras are also called Shruti. Shruti means which are heard. You already that at the time beginning of universe the mantra emanates direct from God and are originated in the heart of four rishis. So Vedas are not book. It must be listened still. A time came when while learning the Ved mantras by heart the mantras were mixed with each Ved, i.e., Rigveda mantras with Yajurveda and Yajurveda mantra with Saamveda etc., it became difficult to know as to which Ved ends with which mantra. During Mahabhart time Vyas Muni ji who knew the Ved mantras wrote the Vedas on bhoj patra. And made separation from each Vedas. I.e., Vyas muni ji wrote every Ved separately. When he finished the pious job, the day was purnmasi/purnima. Vyas muni were writing the Ved mantras in a lonely place and the disciples were waiting for his darshan. Vyas muni ji gave his darshan on purnima, i.e., after the completion of the pious job. Since then the day is being called Vyas purnima and all the disciples did pooja of the greatest Rishi Vyas on the said pious day. So this is the day for those who are lovers of Vedas. You may purchase Hindi calendar, "panchang". As regards blasts in Bombay, it was really a sad and heart broken news.

Samir Kapur: How many devi and devtas are there?
Swami Ramswarup: According to philosophy of Vedas there are five alive Devtas, i.e., father, mother, atithi, acharya and Almighty God. We have to give regards to first four to please them and worship of Almighty God. non-alive Devtas are eight vasus (agni, vaayu, jal, aakaash, prithvi, nakshtr, chandrma and surya, eleven Rudra (10 prann + alive soul), twelve Aditya i.e., 12 months, vidyut and Prajapati (Yagya). Non-alive are not worshipable. Only one Almighty God who creates, nurses and destroy the universe, is to be worshipped.

Ajit: What is KARM? What is KARTAVYA? What is PURASHARTH?
Swami Ramswarup: Manusmriti says, "VEDO AKHILO DHARMAM MULAM" (2/6), i.e., all the dharam (here dharm means karm/kartvya) emanates from four Vedas. This is also mentioned in bhagwat geeta shlok 3/15 --- KARAM BRAHMODBHAVAM VIDDHI, BRAHAMAKSHAR SAMUDBHAVAM i.e., karmas emanate from Vedas and Vedas emanate from God. So to do karmas, according to the Vedas, is our duty (kartvya). And while doing such karmas when a person does hard working with whole hearted that hard working leaving behind the laziness is called purusharth. Because God helps those who help themselves.

Ajit: What should we do in order to lead a married life?
Swami Ramswarup: We must obey the principles of Vedas to discharge our duties. Therefore we must listen study Vedas.

Ajit: I have tremendous faith in GOD and consider that the pains are of past life deeds only. Is doing my work in office is KARM?
Swami Ramswarup: yes please, sorrows or happiness are the result awarded by God according to our past lives' deeds, whether good or bad. But in the present life we are also free to do good or bad deeds at our own. But Vedas as well as all religious boos state to only pious deeds. Your present job is also pious one to earn the money.

Ajit: What about the immoral and corrupt people, they invariably inflict upon me?
Swami Ramswarup: One should go ahead for hard working towards right path. And must ignore others. As to deal with the personal attached with corrupt and immoral deeds, is the responsibilites of adminstration and almighty God.

Ajit: What to do to increase my pran-shakti, power and work for God?
Swami Ramswarup: Must learn Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy from an experienced acharya.

Ajit: How to find GURU in life?
Swami Ramswarup: As we find job to live upon.

Ajit: I do perform daily pooja and do yoga. Being Brahmin I feel I must learn spiritual messages and spreads among the people. Please clarify, being born to brahmin means what.

Swami Ramswarup: As told above one must learn Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy in practice. When five perceptions and five sense organs and mind are thus controlled then he must preach the others.

Yogita: I want analysis of karma, akarma, and vikarma which are explained by gita rahasya and also the concept of viveka, aviveka, knowledge of virtue, and analysis of weakness by gita rahasya.

Swami Ramswarup: Manusmriti says, "VEDO AKHILO DHARMAM MULAM" (2/6), i.e., all the dharam (here dharm means karm/kartvya) emanates from four Vedas. This is also mentioned in bhagwat geeta shlok 3/15 --- KARAM BRAHMODBHAVAM VIDDHI, BRAHAMAKSHAR SAMUDBHAVAM i.e., karmas emanate from Vedas and Vedas emanate from God. So to do karmas, according to the Vedas, is our duty (kartvya). And while doing such karmas when a person does hard working with whole hearted that hard working leaving behind the laziness is called purusharth. Because God helps those who help themselves.

So to do karmas according to Vedas are karmas and the karmas (deeds) which are done against the Vedas are vikarma. Some deeds are natural for example, laughing, sleeping, eating, etc. When a person is entangled with only the natural deeds i.e., eat, drink, be merry etc., then the karmas are called akarm. When a person is entangled with laziness, intoxication etc., and oversights the hard working and only does natural deeds then the deeds are called called akarm. Vivek means true understanding i.e., to know the factual stage between truth and untruth, alive and non-alive etc. Avivek is its opposite. Knowledge of virtue is attained by listening Vedas, making contact with learned persons. Daily worship of God/havan and practice of ashtang yoga. Analysis of weakness is stated above which is laziness etc.

Niranjan:Who was the guru of Sri Krishna in Mahabhartha?
Swami Ramswarup: Rishi Sandeepan was the spiritual guru of Shri Krishna.

Dprashant: I have heard that 24 is number of times Gaytri should be chanted. What is the significance? Is there a number specified? One should not chant any mantra before gayatri?
Swami Ramswarup: No please there is no any significance of numbers. It is according to time which suits a person. It may be hundred or more even. It is not necessary that before gayatri no mantra can be chanted. Every Ved mantra, however, is started from the holy name of God i.e., Om. And it is also better if we praise, worship and pray God reciting gayatri mantra before chanting Ved mantra. It has been tradition of our ancient rishis munis also.

Amber Sawali: What is the name of the holy book of the Hindu religion?
Swami Ramswarup: Rigveda, Yajurveda, Saamveda, and Atharvaveda are eternal knowledge emanates direct from God. Based on the said Vedas, shastras, upanishads, Brahmin Granth, Mahabhart, (which includes Bhagwat Geeta also), Manusmriti, etc., are the main holy books, please.

N. S. Venkateshwaran: Some orthodox people say that onion and garlic should not be eaten even though they are vegetables. Why? Should people devoted to Vedas avoid onion/garlic? Are there any such similar vegetables which should be avoided?
Swami Ramswarup: Onion and garlic creates laziness and promote sensuality, so it may be avoided specially by brahamchari. But he who is able to digest the same they can take because it is not included in non-vegetarian food.

Aarti: Can one send love vibrations by meditation?
Swami Ramswarup: Actually meditation controls on desires, and does not help to send love vibration etc., please. Meditation will give you peace and will help to realize god. However, one should do practice of ashtang yoga in full, please.

Chandramati Charantimath: My son is not interested in studying. He is intelligent but not studying. We advised him many times but all in vain. Most of the time he sits in front of computer and plays game. Give me some tips how can I improve him?
Swami Ramswarup: Please try to utilize his intelligence in a right way i.e., in study, and pious deeds. For this his thoughts will have to be changed. His hobby towards computer etc., are to be changed and indulged in studies. Students have only two subjects-to take care of health and study hard. For the same students require preach. So problem is that who will give him preach because no student is ready to surrender his bad thoughts since he thinks that he is going towards right path which is wrong. So please try to give him preach totally in a loving manner to educate him about bad and goods deeds and results thereof. He must also be warned about future.

T K S Mohan: I recite Gayatri mantra about 1200 times at the time of doing sandya vandana invariably three times in a day. Is it necessary that I should get personal blessing of yogi to achieve self-realization?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you, please. I appreciate your efforts to do gayatri jaap. Please continue the same. However the procedure to recite etc., must be learnt from an acharya personally. I would also like to advice you that daily havan by gayatri mantra will be more beneficial to you. And the best is the pranayaam with gayatri mantra. So one should recite gayatri mantra as many times as he can, secondly he must do daily havan from gayatri mantra even from 11 gaaytri mantra. And thirdly one must do daily three pranayaam from gayatri mantra after learning from an acharya.

Mali: Do men and women sit together in a mandir or not?
Swami Ramswarup: In a Yagya husband and wife both sit together as yajmaan. As regards mandir it is up to the administrators. But in mandir I feel that separate sitting must be there.. i.e., ladies and gents must be separate.

Mrigank: I often hear people asserting that Ramayan and Mahabhatat are fictitious epics. Some even discard the Vedic philosophies of soul. I feel disgusted to hear all this. These words attack at the root of my faith. I don't know how to refute such statements.
Swami Ramswarup: Ramayana and Mahabhart epics are not fictitious. We must know that dramas/ stories/film stories/poems on worldly matters etc., are written by ordinary men, most of them takes wine, meat, cigarettes etc., but since the time of creation-uptil now no any Rishi Muni, tapsvi has written any drama, stories etc. Rishis, Munis, Tapsivis have written always true holy books. Yog shastra sutra 1/6 states about five chitt vrittis i.e., pramaaan, viparyay, vikalp, nidra and smriti. So Patanjali Rishi says about viparyay in sutra 1/8 ---
VIPARYAYO MITHYAGYANAM-ATADUPAPRATISHTHAM.
i.e., out of them viparyay vritti is that which states about false knowledge. For example-in some light and some darkness a rope from a distance is considered a snake. So the knowledge in a rope of snake is false. Now see about vikalp. In this connection Yog shastra sutra 1/9 states ---
SHABADGYANANUPATI VASTUSHUNYO VIKALPAH
i.e., Vikalp is that vritti which is based on a story comprising of words-sentences only. But actually the matter for which the story has been told or written is, in fact not there. i.e.., that the mater which is not liable to be known is called Vikalp. For example some body says that he has seen bow made of hare's horn, you will see that hare's has never horn on its head. So the sentence comprising of words stating that somebody has seen a bow made of hare's horn, is false. As no such bow is there on earth.

Now Patanjali Rishi in Yog shastra sutra 1/12 states ---
ABHYAASVAIRAAGYAABHYAAM TANNIRODHAH.
i.e., by doing hardf practice of ashtang yoga and study of Vedas etc., when a Rishi becomes ascetic then he becomes able to burn all the said five chitt vrittis in the fire of knowledge, because the vrittis are always harmful for every human being and are obstacles to become an aspirant a true person or to realize God. Now we come to the point that Vyas Muni was a complete Yogi and a true Rishi. So he cannot write any fictitious book, because Rishis Munis have no such time and their vrittis are not either Viparyaya or Vikalp. Vyas muni ji wrote Mahabhart holy epic which is true one. So is the case of Rishi Valmiki ji, who was also a comlete Rishi, muni, Yogi, etc. And he has written a great and holy true book named Valmiki Ramayana. However, I would like to tell about Mahabharat that it has only 10,000 shlokas written by Vyas Muni ji which are true. Uptil now, Mahabhart has about one lakh twenty thousand shalokas i.e., about one lakh ten thousand shlokas are fictitious which have been added.

Mrigank: I read that Vedas mention the grace of Lord Ram. How is it possible if we consider the time of their evolution?
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas are eternal, a knowledge emanates direct from God at the time of beginning of universe. Vedas have no any story or names of anybody. So Vedas have no name of Shri Ram ji also.

Mrigank: In geeta a shloka says that the ghee poured into hawan rises up ,becomes cloud and brings rain. Could you please explain the underlying fact?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please, this is true. All the views are from Vedas. And all four Vedas says that if regular Yaj/havan is performed then timely rain occurs and gives countless benefits to all human beings. You're advised to study my book in Hindi, named Vedic Satsang Sangrah Part I worth Rs. 51.00, excluding postal charges, in which a topic on yaj in detail is written.

Samarjeet: I want to walk on the path of Brahmcharya. I keep faltering after a month. Please suggest.
Swami Ramswarup: In this matter preach from Vedas, performing Yaj/havan daily and practice of ashtang yoga philosophy under guidance of an acharya is necessary. You see, this all was done by Shri Ram, Shri Krishna, Shri Hanumaan etc., and all the ancient dignitaries. I am writing a book on brahmcharya which will be available, I think, after a period of one month, please. I would advice you to study the said book.

Rashmi Sahu: My sister has given birth to a baby girl. Can you please suggest a divine name with letter A.
Swami Ramswarup: From A = Archi i.e., ray of light (jyoti). Arki i.e., who performs yaj.

Sagar Bhardwaj: I would like to ask whether Ram setu was actually made by Ram because it is so vast so big that it cannot be built at that time when there was no science at all. And if it is true then how was it possible and is that can be made now?
Swami Ramswarup: The science at that time was more than today. Valmiki Ramayana states about such science. Shri Ram had top class engineer named Nal and Neel, who made the bridge with the help of army of King Sugreev etc. being lengthy subject I cannot tell here more. However, Valmiki ji says in Ramayana that Ling Sugreev gave him a small aeroplane which had the facility of lading at any small place even. The army of Ravana too saw the aeroplane in their radar etc. and army was alert. Thus Shri Hanuman ji was caught by rep. of an army before entering Lanka.

Ravi: Can you please provide me the names of the 7 sages or saptha-rishis ?
Swami Ramswarup: In Atharvaveda mantra 10/8/9 also states about seven Rishis. In this connection Brihadaranaykopnishad 2/2/4 states: two ears are names Gautam and Bhardwaj Rishis (right ear is Gautam and left is Bhardwaj). Right eye is Vishwamitr and left is Jamadagni, right nostril is Vashisth and left is Kashyap, the voice is Atri Rishi.

Tejash: What is the intention of God behind bringing Kalyug on earth and why did the Kalyug start?
Swami Ramswarup: Similarly if we say that what is intention to bring satyug? Actually God has no intention. This is man who has god or bad intentions. If a man does good deed then the day comes when he is awarded result of his good deeds in the shape of happiness and if he has done bad deeds then result is awarded to face sorrows. Therefore satyug or kalyug, treta or dwapur has nothing to do with good/bad --- happiness/sorrows, etc.

Shiv: I want to know how can I become a God bhagwan?
Swami Ramswarup: There is only one Almighty God and no other God exists either equivalent or above HIM. God creates universe, then He nurses and then destroys the same. Is there any other God to do the same deeds. No doubt there are so many self made Gods and they must be asked to create the universe. In Yog shastra sutra says that if anybody desires to realize God, prakriti helps in his way. And if anybody cheats then prakriti give as him houses, assets and all valuable articles of the world to enjoy and destroy him badly, i.e., so called Gods, in their present lives', also are facing several diseases and problems.

Sagar Anmalla: Can a yogi awaken kundalini of someone else ,and is it true that if you awaken kundalini all the chakras are active and that person is cured of all diseases?
Swami Ramswarup: No please, it is not possible. Suppose I am hungry and take my food, so how I can finish the hunger of anybody else without giving any food. So the knowledge , tapsya and worship, deeds, etc., are done by a person will give its good result to him only and not to others.

Anubha: Please tell me the meaning of my name. My name is Anubha.
Swami Ramswarup: Anu = afterward, Bha = light. Surya namsakar is a yoga asan please.

Sanjeev: My horoscope tells me that I cannot study more. I want to do so. Please comment.
Swami Ramswarup: Human life is given by God to do hard deeds, there must be no any laziness. God helps those who help themselves. Suppose in your luck there is no education then this blame will sure go to God, which is quite impossible. Vedas says that future is in our hands. One must do hard working towards right path to make his future bright. So please go ahead, your hard working will prove that you have a lot of education. Vedas do not tell about horoscope.

Anil Raghunath Sah: Who am I, why I have been made and send to earth, where will I go, what is the purpose of my birth?
Swami Ramswarup: You have got your head, your eyes, your nose, your tongue, your ears, your hand, legs ,body etc., but you are not body etc., because the word "YOUR" to make relation between you and your bodies have been used. So it is clear that you are not body, eye etc. So in Vedas and afterwards our Rishis in shashtras have clarified that O! man or woman you are immortal soul. You have been blessed by God especially with human body to do pious deeds, worship, yoga practice and Yagya etc., to realize God within you. And this knowledge is given by a spiritual master who knows Vedas and yoga philosophy.

AFTER DEATH
Yajurveda mantra 3/55, says, " DEVAIYAH JANAH NAH PUNAH MANAH DADATU" i.e., by blessings (preach and true education of Vedas) may learned Acharya give us next birth of human being. So that we may again be able to learn the truth of Vedas and to get salvation. So one must always adopt true path by which he gets rebirth of human being to continue the real spiritualism to get salvation etc., because Atharvaveda mantra 9/10/16 further says that human being who has done pious deeds and adopted true path they get pious human body in the next birth, otherwise soul gets the lowest/contemptible body, like animals, birds etc.

Mantra is
APAANG PRAANGETI SWDHAYAA GRIBHITAH AMARTYO MARTYENAA SAYONIHI.
TA SHASHVANTA VISHUCHINA VIYANTA NYA NYAM CHIKYURN NI CHIKYURNYAM.

Soul according to its good or bad (APANGETI) takes bodies of animals, birds, insects etc., and (PRANG) bodies of Rishis, Munis, i.e., (uuch Yoni) best bodies after leaving the present body, the soul (SWDHAYAA GRIBHITAH) duly attached with its own power of taking birth according to pious deeds and sins, enters other bodies (AMARTAYAH) though the soul is away from death being immortal but after death of bodies, takes new bodies. These ideas of Vedas has very well been mentioned in Bhagwat Geeta shlok 2/20 wherein Yogeshwar Shri Krishna says( AJO NITYAH SHASHWATOAYAM PURAANNO NA HANYTE HANYAMANNE SHARIRE ) i.e., the soul is (AJAH NITAYAH SHASHWATOH) never takes birth and is eternal (NAHANYATE HANAYMANNE SHARIRE) in fact after death of body too soul is never dead being immortal. (TASHASHVANTA) this process of death and birth of bodies and souls is eternal. (VISHUCHINA VYANTA) soul and bodies goes far away to different directions [soul goes to Savita etc., {given below} according to Yajurveda chapter 39 and then takes birth and get another bodies and five elements of bodies goes to space and are mixed within air, fire etc., according to Yajurveda mantra 40/15] (ANYAM NICHIKYHU) many learned knows about this fact (ANYAM NICHIKYHU) another who are lack of knowledge of Vedas do not know the fact, i.e., we mostly know our body but not ourselves, i.e., soul. Death is sure i.e., the body will have to be cremated one day.

In Atharvaveda mantra 8/8/11 'Yamdut' means= 'YAM' means God, and 'dut' means storm, cyclone, flood, earthquake, heavy rains, etc., etc., in mantra the air is Yam. So when a soul is to leave a body then by the power of God sutratma air enters the body and takes the soul out of it then goes to Savita, etc. In 39th chapter of Yajurveda the process of this cremation is mentioned. This process is also called as "NARMEDH YAJYEN", "PURUSH MEDH YAJYEN" and "DAH KARAM" and "ANTEYESHATI KARAM". Atharvaveda mantra 10/8/26 says "YEH CHAKAR SAH JAJAR" means He (God) who makes the body, He destroys the same one day. Sense of Yajurveda mantra 39/5 is that when the soul leaves the body then the soul wanders in so many places, takes another body according to its previous deeds (karmas). Yajurveda mantra 39/6 says that the soul after leaving the body first day goes to Savita (sun), second day agnihi (fire), third Vaayu (normal air), fourth Aditya, fifth chandrma (moon), sixth ritu (seasons), seventh marutah, eighth brihaspati (tiniest air), ninth mitrah (breathing), tenth varunah (udan air), eleventh indrah (electricity), twelfth Vishvedevah (in all divine qualities). Then after wandering in sky gets body according to previous deeds. So these twelve days are completed, then after 13 days the soul takes another body. Rigveda mandal 10 sukta 135 says that normally soul after getting body faces the result of its past lives' deeds and under influence of illusion (duly attracted towards illusion) does sins and again gets birth to face the sins. The soul is immortal and always separate from body. When an aspirant meets with a learned Acharya and gets spiritual education, then the fourth mantra says that the soul gets salvation.

Ashvan: I would like to know what the importance is of sankalpa before doing sandhya, devapuja, daan etc. Why we should do sankalpa?
Swami Ramswarup: Sankalp means pious thoughts. We do sandhya, havan/Yagya, study of Vedas, listening preach of learned acharya, practice of yoga philosophy etc., to think about pious deeds only. So result of sandhya, etc., serve the purpose, please. So in our mind always must enter sankalp- pious thoughts on each subject which is only possible by the said worship. My blessings to you.

Somasuntharam: What do you mean by Akanda Homam. Is it a homam without break for certain hours say 10 or 12 hours or is it a homam which is performed all 24 hours every day. Please explain. Also explain Akanda Naama Bhajan.
Swami Ramswarup: Actually akahnd means without any break, which is not possible because after some time there will be sure a break, so with a sankalp for some time or days a spiritual function is organized, which may be called akhand home. So is the case of akhand naam bhajan, please.

Saru: How to meditate perfectly in order to talk and darshan of the God?
Swami Ramswarup: In this matter a learned acharya who knows four Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy is needed. His preach will do the needful. First you may please try to do havan daily from gayatri mantra and must study spiritual books. A book, "How to perform yagya", (in Hindi) can be sent on demand please. Please also learn ashtang yoga philosophy. God is realized in asamprgyat Samadhi. But talking etc., is not there because God is formless and being almighty, His all deeds are without body, senses/ organs etc.

Gagan Bhatia: I wanted to know that which countries on this earth come under Brahma lok and which countries under Pataal lok.
Swami Ramswarup: There are three lokas, dyulok (light emitting heavenly bodies), prithvilok (this earth) and antriksh (space).

Rajendra: Where should I setup my house?
Swami Ramswarup: The earth has been created by God. So every place is pious if our deeds are pious. So you may built your house anywhere according to suitable location. And future is always made bright by hard working/pious deeds towards right path and worship.

Rajanjit Singh: My astrologer has said that I should worship a particular Ishta devata to get rid of the malefics that could afflict me in my life. Uncontrollable anger is one of the doshas observed and pointed out by the astro-expert. I wonder how the worship of Hanumanji can set-off this defect. Secondly can girls and women also worship Hanumanji by reciting his mantra or chalisa or sankatmochan hanuman ashtak? Kindly advise to clear my doubts so that I can purposefully direct my energies in the correct perspective.
Swami Ramswarup: According to Vedas the meaning of Isht are several but according to mantra some of are:
1. Ishtaha - to whom we desire (Saamveda mantra 151).
2. Pra Ishte - commander/master of the universe i.e., God (Rigveda 5/87/3).

So mostly the meaning of Isht is God or to do pious deeds i.e., yaj etc., so Isht of all human beings is one, i.e., God who creates, nurses and destroy the universe. He is formless, omnipresent, omniscient etc. We must worship him under advice of a learned acharya who knows Vedas and yoga philosophy etc. However, Shri Hanumann ji was a great yogi. He studied Vedas and did ashtang yoga practice. He was a great warrior and is also adorable. So you must perform daily havan from gayatri mantra, must chant gayatri mantra both times within heart on sidhasan, and must learn some asan, pranayaam and meditation, please. All this must be learnt by a local acharya, who knows Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy. I am away and cannot teach you.

Men, women and girls have been worshipping the above formless God in every universe, like Mata Sita, Janak’s acharya Gargi etc. Worship is applicable for all. However, the good qualities of Hanumann ji like his brahamcharya, study of Vedas and faithful towards services etc., must be gained by all.

Devi: According to the Vedas are there any vegetables that we are forbidden to eat?
Swami Ramswarup: Only the herbs which are harmful and have poison are forbidden please.

Nitesh: Please sent me information on what’s all story of war between devils and devta for amrit kalash/water.
Swami Ramswarup: Amrit means immortal. So when any yogi realizes himself i.e., (soul), he realizes that his soul is immortal but based on deeds gets bodies (birth). Secondly he realizes God and God is also immortal. So there is no any liquid or other matter by taking of which body or soul becomes immortal. So the stories are against the Vedas. Because sur realizes soul/attains salvation by worship of God only and asur (rakshas i.e., who do sins) have no concern to fight with sur (devta, who do pious deeds according to Vedas) for any amrit which does not exist in the universe. And how asur snatch tapsya of sur? Everybody says that pious deeds or tapsya is important and nobody can snatch.

Sagar Anmalla: Is it right that after meals if we sit in vajrasan pose it helps in digestion? I am listening to preach by saints on TV.
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please. Vajrasan is beneficial. As regards preach, listening of the Vedas is also necessary to realize truth.

Vanie: Why is everyone after taking loans and getting into debt trap?
Swami Ramswarup: This is all due to the desires. Desire must be spiritual as well as about moral duties to fulfill based on Vedas. People are not listening Vedas and are not attached with spiritualism, so at present the desires even baseless desires are developing. Satisfaction is the best way which is achieved by spiritualism i.e., by listening Vedas from a learned acharya, doing havan/yaj, and practising ashtang yoga philsophy. Contact with learned acharya makes man learned and give peace. Desires are like aahuti of ghee in burning fire, by which the flames are originated more and more. So when even one desire is fulfilled then more desires are generated and makes man to fulfill them even to take loan etc., etc., and etc.

Jhunu: I am married with one son. He is not disciplined in studies. My faith on God is getting dwindled with time because of this. Please help in my son having a normal life and restoration of my belief towards God.
Swami Ramswarup: This is your desire that your son must be obedient. But it is not possible that every desire of persons be fulfilled. Deeds are done by us but result awarded by God. In your case also you and your son are facing the result of your previous lives' deeds. However deeds can be burnt with knowledge and then good result is obtained. So good preach from a learned person is required to your son and daily worship i.e., havn/yaj, naam jaap of God is essential to pray God to solve problem. So in your, my or everybody's problem what God will do. He is Almighty and Supreme Judge. He awards the result of our deeds only. So kindly never think about God as you have told above. Otherwise it will be a sin. God has given us all the worldly matters, life and goods etc. He is our Father. He is creator of the universe. He nurses and destroys he universe and gives punishment to the defaulters. So how even in a dream can anybody blame him? He commands on the universe including us. How anybody can command on him?

Bikram Das: I am interested in attending yoga camp. Since I live in USA, I will have make plans at least few months before. Is there any such camp coming up in Dec 2006 or January 2007? Will there be lodging available for participants? What will be the expenses?
Swami Ramswarup: The aspirants who come here are always blessed with spiritual Vedic knowledge along with ashtang yoga philosophy. For the last six days a couple from Chicago has been getting the said knowledge. They are citizens of USA and first time came to India. Before this couple, a couple form New Zealand came. NRIs also attend the spiritual classes of yoga philosophy etc and so on. All these peoples are attached through internet. So you're always welcome any time.

L. Srinivasan: Is it a taboo to marry in the same gotra? If the boy and the girl of the same gotra want marry then how should they go about it?
Swami Ramswarup: Marriage in the same gotra is not allowed. So gotras are so many and it is a lengthy subject, please.

Raj Bhalla: I will appreciate it very much if you can kindly explain the meaning of Rigveda, Mandla 2, Suktam 5, Mantra 2, word by word.
Swami Ramswarup: RIGVEDA MANTRA 2/5/2:
AA YASMINSAPT RASHMAYSTATAA YAJESYA NETRI.
MANUSHVDAIIVYAMASHTAM POTA VISHWAM TADINVATI.
Meaning:
The devta of this mantra is Agni. Here in this mantra agni means God. Yasmin = which, yajesya = of yaj, netri = leader, i.e., sun, because sun leads the universe. Sapt = seven, rashmayah = rays of sun, i.e., sun has rays comprsisng of seven colours, atataaha = expanded.

Idea:
Yasmin yajesya, here yaj means to make contact or to unite, so the rays of sun have to make contact with the world. Therefore yajesya means the world to which the rays have to make contact. Netri i.e., the sun leads the universe for which sun expands its rays comprising of seven colours.

Manushvat = like man, devyam = divine rays, ashtmam = eighth, i.e., God. The sun spreading rays comprising seven colours. And eighth is God who creates sun. Pota = to purify, i.e., sun purifies the world. Vishwam = all world, i.e., sun enlightens the whole world. Tat = the sun is, invati = prevaded by God.

Like man means --- man constructs house, pots, sceneries, electricity, etc., and thousands of other articles based on engineering, similarly God has created whole world including sun.

Meaning:
The rays of sun comprising seven colours have to make contact with the world to purify and enlighten it. Thus the sun leads the world, for which sun expand its rays.

The eighth is God, who like man, creates the universe including sun.

Remarks:
Here example of man to make worldly article stated above has been given by God himself in the mantra. So it does not mean that man is above the God. God is supreme and can give any example. God has given this example so that we may understand the idea of creation easily. Because man makes jewellery, artificial fruit, sun, moon in movies, etc., etc., etc., so it is very easy to understand that similarly the God first creates the universe, unsexaul creation in the shape of man and woman etc., and then man makes articles with the help of Vedas.

Vandana Patle: First of all I would like to thank you for answering my queries and showing me right path. Bless me that I may always go on right path. Swamiji I had one question since I was 11yrs old. I craved for wisdom. I followed the path that was written in scriptures it was tough time but by grace of God every thing was ok. As I know that wisdom is so pure that it does not enter impurity, but human nature is not pure so please guide and bless me that I may attain true wisdom?
Swami Ramswarup: Your views are highly appreciated and my blessings are always with you for the same. In this connection an aspirant needs spiritual advice from a learned acharya. So, one should always be in contact with the acharya. His pious preaching based on eternal knowledge of Vedas, shastras and other holy books including Yaj and yoga philosophy make mind the purest. When mind is the purest then everything, every deed remains always purified.

Anonymous: Please tell me how a wife should treat husband. What are her duties as a mother and wife as per Vedas? What do you mean by giving respect to a husband? It doesn’t mean certainly blindly obeying him. In today’s scenario where women are working too it is difficult to meet work and home pressure. Please guide me.
Swami Ramswarup: Dear daughter, the problems are always in life i.e., in every life due to the result of our own deeds in past lives. So be brave and face the problems happily and in a loving mood. He is your husband, you have to co-operate him always in loving mood and not in anger. Yes blindly obeying is not necessary but he who is blind his eyes can only be opened with enlightenment of wisdom, which you and every women must spread with whole heart and love to her husband. Then only blindness will be over. Family must be united always and not divided.

Strayo: I wanted to know the Geeta quote of "jo hua achha hua... jo ho raha hai achha ho raha hai..."
Swami Ramswarup: JO HUA ACHHA HUA KA MATLAB HAI KI JO KUCHH AB TAK HUA HAI, CHAHE ACHHA YAA BURA, WHO SAB MERE APNE KIYE HUYE KARMOIN KA FAL HAI. AUR KARMOIN KA FAL KHUD ISHWAR DETA HAI. IS TARH MAINE APNI HI BOI FASAL KAATI HAI. TO YEH SAB KUCHH ACHHA HI HUA HAI, IS SE MUJHE SHIKSHA LENI CHAHIYE KI MEIN ACHHE KARAM KARUN AUR ACHHA FAL PAUN.

AUR JO HO RAHA HAI WHO ACHHA HO RAHA HAI KA MATLAB HAI KI YAA TO MEIN AGYANI HUN TO APNE PICHHLE KIYE HUYE KARMOIN KA DUKH- SUKH BHOG RAHA HUN TO AGYAN MAIN SAB KUCHH SAH RAHA HUN, AVIDYA KE KARAN ANITYA KO NITYA ARTHAT JHOOTH KO SACH, DUKH KO HI SUKH, APAVITR KO PAVITR, ANATMA KO ATMA, MANKER DUKHOIN KE SAGAR MEIN DUBA HUA SAB SAH RAHA HUN, ISLIYE JO RAHA HAI, AGYANVASH ACHHA HI HO RAHA HAI. DUSRI BAAT YEH HAI KI AGAR MAIN VED-VIDYA ACHARYA SE SUNKER AUR APNAKER YAJ, TAP, SWADHYAY AADI SUBH KARAM KARTA HUA ANAD MEIN HUN, TAB BHI JO HO RAHA HAI WHO ACHHA HO RAHA HAI.

Yagya Datt Arya: kai pandit kahte hein ki sormandal ke grah hamare jeewan ko, swasthya ko, maanikta ko, prabhavit karte hein, eense bahne ke liye vibhinn RATANS dharan karne chahiyen. yah satya hai ya nahi?
Swami Ramswarup: All about ratan is not mentioned in Vedas, please. However, sun and moon etc., affects our life, sun bath is good for health. The crops are ripened with rays of sun, rain occurs due to sun, so we are alive due to sun, etc., etc., etc. Similarly moon gives juice to the vegetables and is beneficial to health if we sit in the night under the rays of moon. So planets are beneficial for us automatically as per law of God, but planets are non- alive element and are not worshipable etc. We have to worship only one God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe.

Yagya Datt Arya: How many times should we have food?
Swami Ramswarup: According to Vedas, one should have meals twice a day that too before sun setting.

Sagar Anmalla: Do explain our palms and legs.. soul has all the points ending connected to different organs of the body like heart, liver and pancreas? Do they have points ending on our palms and souls and by giving pressure in these points for 3 minutes everyday, it keeps you healthy?
Swami Ramswarup: Soul is alive matter and immortal whereas the body and its organs are non-alive matters and will be destroyed one day. Soul is separate and body-organs are separate. For example-if in the night electric bulb gives light and we do our job in the light, but bulb has nothing to do with our job etc., similarly when soul is in body then body and its organs function. When soul is out that everything becomes dead. However, acupressure system, I think, is not harmful.

Kritika Agrawal: What was the name of Lord Rama's sister?
Swami Ramswarup: Shri Ram had no sister, please. He had three brothers Lakshmann, Bharat and Shatrughan.

Anonymous: My question is how to make your will power strong. I struggle with overeating since my mother has passed away with brain cancer at the age of 60. It was unexpected and my body got a very great shock and since she is gone I struggle with depression and eat a lot. My mind is always focused on eating. I know it is wrong but not getting enough will power to change my habits. I just can't make a routine for yoga and eat right. I do it for few days and then give up and then I start again and then I give up. It has been four years how do I become strong minded? Please help me. Although since I have found your website, I spend lots of time reading your articles whenever I am depressed. Your website helps me a lot. I really want to thank you but please tell some practical ways to be more determined.
Swami Ramswarup: One should have firm decision. For example: Bhisham Pitamaha vowed not to marry and not to be a king of India and he stood by it. Secondly in this connection you need Vedic preach from an acharya for which you must try your level best. You must do daily hard practice of asan, pranayaam and meditation which will give you mental as well as physical energy. I think you will be waking early in the morning walk and light exercises. Human life is invaluable and must not go in vain. You must get medical advices also immediately. Please be brave and face the situation happily i.e., without tension. Atharvaveda mantra 8/1/7 states - that one should never worry to think always about death. Death must be overcome by getting knowledge from Vedas. Next mantra says that we must not weep for those who have passed away. If you'll do so then you'll also meet with an early death. You must follow the path of knowledge and must always discharge your moral duties faithfully. Atharvaveda mantra 8/1/10 tells don't follow the path of death of your elders but overcome the death. It is very dangerous to remember the persons and their death, who have gone heavenly abode. So please follow the eternal knowledge of Vedas and be happy. My daughter, why are you shocked by your mother's death? It is not unnatural because death and birth is under control of God, based on our deeds. Can you tell me any house of a person in which death did not occur and any old people whose mother has not gone or will not go to heavenly abode? So please follow Vedas path. Practice makes man perfect but the practice must be pious and according to Vedas. If you'll be practising the above said habit (i.e., practice of asan etc., and eating as well as leaving) so it will be a danger habit also because you're doing practice of the same. Please beware. So you must do good practice of daily havan, meditation, name-jaap and practice of yoga philosophy. Then all will be okay. Please send your postal address to enable me to dispatch spiritual books and cassettes on Vedas, the study of which will help a lot. The books will be sent free of cost.

Ashook Uppal: When we get salvation what is the feeling of salvation? I mean can we go anywhere in the universe or we feel peace and bliss? And my next question Swamiji is there are several ways of doing meditation and all of them will take us to salvation and can we do meditation sitting on the chair because I can’t sit on padmasam or suhkasan etc.
Swami Ramswarup: Salvation means permanently merriment but it is attained first by listening knowledge of Vedas deeply from an acharya, daily havan/yaj, name-jaap and practice of ashtang yoga. The result of the said worship, is even awarded by God and a yogi attains Asamprgyat (Dharmmegh) Samadhi. At this juncture the yogi realizes God and feels utmost permanent divine merriment/peace/bliss. Merriment means the experience of realizing God. So a person must do the said worship and why to waste time to enquire other questions please. It is not the eternal/ traditional way to meditate on chair. Our rishis munis always did asan on earth and Geeta also states the same. It is better to follow the path of eternal philosophy of Vedas please.

Yogesh A. Deshpande: It is said that the holy Souls/Rishis/Chranjivis are still alive. Where and how can I find them (Hanuman, Ashwathama and Rishis)?
Swami Ramswarup: The souls who after attaining salvation always remain in space and get experience always of merriment under the blessing of God/duly indulged with God. Such souls only meet with a present yogi who attains Asamprgyat Samadhi. Yog shastra sutra 3/32 states that yogi sees the souls who have already got salvation like Hanumann ji, Vyas Muni, etc.

Rashmi Sahu: Revered Swami ji, how was Gayatri mantra revealed to Brahama Rishi Vishvamitra? How many gayatris are there? Why it is called Gayatri mantra? I have learned the meaning of it by your grace. Is Gayatri chalisa a part of Veda?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you all. Muni = who study the Vedas deeply. Rigveda mantra says Manurbhav i.e., everybody must think deeply on Ved mantras and on any points to know the truth. Rishi means mantradrishta i.e., he who by studying Vedas and practisng ashtang yoga philosophy attains Samadhi and sees Ved mantras within him. Guru = who preaches but overall he who has done tapsaya etc., and has true knowledge of God, and loves the human beings and has no greediness about money etc. He can only preach well. Gayatri mantra has three main subjects i.e., stuti, prathana and upasana, and completes the worship of God when it is recited. If possible the meaning of Gayatri mantra already exists on the site, may please be read. Gaytri is a chhand and has twenty four so it is called Gayatri mantra. Every mantra is revealed in the heart of a Rishi when he attains Asamprgyat Samadhi by the grace of God. No please, Gayatri chalisa is not a part of Vedas, but everybody can recite or perform Yagya from Gayatri mantra by reciting the same forty times for forty days in a Yagya.

Vivek Patle: My mother chants Gayatri mantra and my wife also chants Gayatri mantra. But now my father wants them to stop chanting the mantra. Please clarify us.
Swami Ramswarup: Gayatri mantra is a complete worship of God, which make us able to live long. Chanting of mantra must not be stopped please.

Tripti Padukone: What is the meaning of Bramha Yog, Kal Sarp Yog, Raj Yog and Hans Yog? Also how many yogs are there?
Swami Ramswarup: There is only one yoga philosophy which is called ashtang yog. It is mentioned in Vedas as well as briefed in Patanjali Yog darshan.

Tara Padukone: What do yogs mentioned in the horoscope signify?
Swami Ramswarup: There is no any mention about horoscope in Vedas, shastras, Upanishads, Geeta etc. So need not to worry please.

N. S. Venkateshwaran: In many books and websites, it is mentioned that a major portion of the Vedas have been lost from man. Like it is said that there were originally 21 different shakhas of Rigveda of which only one shakha survives today. Out of 107 shakhas of Yajurveda only 5 are known to us now. Out of 1000 original Samaveda shakhas today only 3 or 4 survive. It is also said that sound of the Vedamantras are always there in the nature and saints of the Vedic period were able to know about them through tapasya etc. Today, is it possible for anyone to again realise the lost portions of the Vedas through his tapasya and reveal the knowledge contained in them to the mankind again?
Swami Ramswarup: This is not true, please. However, whatever the the knowledge is available in Vedas if we listen carefully the same only and do daily havan/Yagya and practice of ashtang yoga philosophy under the instructions of a learned acharya then the Ved mantras originated still in the heart of a Yogi. So we must do practice as stated without wasting valuable time of life. Atharvaveda mantra 9/6(1)/1&2, it is clarified that Vedas are originated within a Rishi. And Rishi is made by God himself on the basis of his knowledge of Vedas and stage of Samadhi as mentioned in Atharvaveda mantra 4/30/3, so we must be aware of self-made Rishis.

Nehal: I have been kind to others but they have cheated me. Please help.
Swami Ramswarup: The punishment is awarded by God to the cheaters. One must learn Vedas and do practice of yoga philosophy under guidance of a learned acharya while discharging all family duties, please. Then you'll feel that nobody will cheat you and everybody would like to become your friend. Please try to do havan daily.

Vasudev: What are the effects of different planets in different houses of janmakundali?
Swami Ramswarup: No effect please, as only our deeds effects our life. One has to face the result of karmas good or bad.

Anil: I am under pressure from my wife and my in-laws to leave my parents but I am not doing so. I hate this attitude. Please guide me.
Swami Ramswarup: Hate is not a solution please. Yes bad thoughts must be overlooked. But always shower your love and co-operation on your wife and in-laws, also with a hope that they will respect you one day. Otherwise you do your duty selflessly i.e., without any expectations. This is the best way to get peace as is told in Vedas. Secondly i appreciate your views regarding your parents. You must continue your services to them.

Vinaya Ransing: Thank you so much for clearing my doubt. I feel encouraged to ask more questions. In the nine Antaray there is one Bhrantidarshan. They told us that it means that there is some bhranti, seeing God, smelling agarbatti etc. I went through your notes but it was not clear. How to differentiate bhranti from real thing? Also, does Kundalini has any reference to Patanjali?
Swami Ramswarup: Bhranti means misunderstanding. Bhranti is always arisen due to illusion. Illusion is due to lack of knowledge of Vedas and spiritual holy granths. When an aspirant listen the preach of Vedas then it acts like a sun. When sun rises, the darkness of the night is over. Similarly when knowledge of Vedas is gained in mind then illusion/darkness is over. If you please quote any story of bhranti then will try to clear the same with knowledge of Vedas. No please kundalini has no reference in Patanjali's Yog shastra. I have written a brief commentary on each sutra of Patanjal Yog Darshan. The book is in two parts worth Rs. 131+200= Rs.331, excluding postal charges. The books can be sent on demand please.

Ravindra: Can you please provide the names of the Saptha rishis or the link for the same in your website?
Swami Ramswarup: In Atharvaveda mantra 9/9/2, 3, the Sapt Rishis are two eyes, two ears, two nostrils and mouth(tongue). Otherwise alive/ancient rishi is he who studies Vedas, does yagya and after hard practice of ashtang yoga attains Asampargyat Samadhi and sees the Ved mantras within him.

Vikas: Would like to know the benefits of Bhastrika pranayaam, Kapaal bhati pranayaam and Anulom Vilom pranayaan and what is the appropriate number of cycles for each of these?
Swami Ramswarup: There is a wave now a days to do asan and pranayaam and mostly the saints are earning money for the same. But in my view this all is harmful. Even in four Vedas there is no mention of such huge asans and pranayaam. The proof is Vedas and six shastras. Vyas Muni in his comments on Patanjali Yog Darshan sutra 2/46 (Sadhan Pad) has advised padamasan, virasan, bhadrasan, swastikasan, dandasan saupashreya, paryank, kraunchnishdan, hastinishdan, ustrnishdan, samsansthan, sthir, such asan and yatha sukh asan. Secondly Vyas Muni in sutra 2/49,50,&51 states that when perfect attainment on asan (asan siddhi) is achieved then pranayaam is done, i.e., now the breathing system is easily stopped . There are three types of pranayaam --- 1. Bahya, 2.Abhyanter, 3. Stambhvritti and when out and inner subjects are left then it is called fourth pranayaam. Rishi Patanjali as well as Muni Vyas in Yog shastra sutra 2/52 clarify that the pranayaam is only done to burn the illusion. And asans are done to begin the pranayaam. Patanjali Rishi and Vyas Muni say that when an aspirant needs no efforts to do asans and have attained the stage to concentrate mind/ chitta in Almighty God and asan are done easily automatically then it means the aspirant has got perfection in asan (asan siddhi). Now both the Rishis conclude that asan and pranayaam are meant only to realize God and not to get good health or to finish the diseases etc. So mostly the present saints are earning the money and I think they have diverted the attention of people towards false health and have uprooted the real eternal knowledge of ashtang yoga philosophy, the aim of which was only to realize God. So it is very dangerous stage of the world. Yajurveda mantra 7/4 (and all Vedas) says "UPYAAMGRIHITAH ASI, URUSHAYA MAGHWAN SOMAM PAHI ANTAH YACHH" i.e., O! aspirant you have to do ashtang yoga practice, do pranayaam, and attain assets of yoga philosophy/salvation. So in Vedas and shastras there is no mention to do asan or pranayaam to attain good health. Good health will automatically when you will do hard practice of ashtang yoga i.e., Yam, niyam, asan, pranayaam, pratyahar, dharna, dhyan and Samadhi. Atharvaveda says that if anyone will steal little bit portion of yoga/Vedas knowledge then I will crush him by feet and will thus give them death punishment. I.e., for example a rat cuts a little bit portion of shirt and takes away the same then it is clear the rat has taken little bit portion not shirt in full. So is the case of ashtang yoga and Vedas knowledge. The most of present false yoga teachers who are against the Vedas have started teaching a little bit ashtang yoga portion (mainly asan, pranayaam, and meditation and even against Vedas and yoga shastra) to give them temptation of health etc. , whereas our Indian wrestlers have/had good health by doing Indian exercises, so we must not kill our eternal culture.

Vikas: Suppose after some centuries, we are able to create another life in an isolated planet, which have no connection with the earth. That place will be very similar to earth. Creatures created by us will be reproduce, will struggle for being alive, will live in groups n share different types of emotions with each other. One will be able to create a small world of illusion (means it won’t be having any reality). It will be done just for fun by any individual. That individual will be having full control over the destiny of each and other creature residing at that place. Now can you differentiate between the God which you worship and the individual who created this illusion world? He will be God for those creatures. What is the difference between them with respect to us and creatures of that isolated planet? If there is no difference then why God is great? Why love him? He is just playing a game.
Swami Ramswarup: Every planet has connection with earth, please, even each other. Almighty God has no desire. He has unlimited supreme qualities amongst which he is Anand Swaroop (shape of merriment though he is formless). So, why he will play game? Secondly no one spread the illusion. The universe is made of prakriti which may be called illusion. Prakriti has three gunas i.e., raj, tam and sato gunas. These gunas has quality of anger, sensuality, greediness, pride, etc., etc. Human body is meant to control/destroy the illusion by worshipping Almighty God. Death and birth are controlled by God based on our past and present deeds and it cannot be supposed, please.

K L Cows milk is the blood of the cow. Brahmis are vegetarians and still drinks milk. Please advise whether this is justifiable.
Swami Ramswarup: Please examine the colour and qualities of cow’s blood and milk in a laboratory and you'll find difference. The calves of cow, cows and bullocks are all vegetarians, so it cannot be stated that calf takes cow's blood. Certainly in all four Vedas God has advised to take cow milk and vegetarian food which must be obeyed.

Sonali: It is said that guru has got some responsibility to look after his disciple wherever he or she is but after the mahaprayan of guru how guru can take care of his disciple?
Swami Ramswarup: Vidya (spiritual or worldly science etc.,) protects human beings. Vidya kills illusion and human beings are protected from all sorrows etc. There are three types of vidya in four Vedas: i.e., Rigveda - gyan kand, Yajurveda - karam kand, Saamveda - upasana kand and Atharvaveda say about the said three vidyas and medical science etc. When a learned guru teaches the said vidyas to his disciple, the disciple is hundred percent looked after, please.

Sonali: In Hindu religion only Brahmins are entitled to do pujas and women are not entitled to chant all the mantras but we all are created by God so why this difference?
Swami Ramswarup: God has given knowledge of four Vedas to the souls which resides in human body. God has not given the knowledge to bodies. Soul realizes God and attains salvation and not bodies. Soul is unchangeable and immortal whereas bodies are changeable and are destroyed. So souls either in the body of man or woman is entitled to chant all the mantras, to listen preach and to worship God. According to Yajurveda mantra 31/11 there is no any caste system except humanity based on good or bad qualities.

Ektaa Minocha: Please advise an appropriate marriage date.
Swami Ramswarup: Every day night, month, week, hour second etc., have been made by God and are the purest like God. When we do pious deeds the day and hours/time becomes good and if we do sins then the time becomes bad. So according to Vedas you may please decide your marriage date and time based on good qualities of both sides.

Aparana Chouhan: I want to open a school on the name of Maharishi in Jammu so what are the requirements?
Swami Ramswarup: I appreciate your views. In your school daily havan must be arranged please. Preaching of Vedas must be spread even once or twice in a week. Rest of the information/ requirement may be collected with local DAV school, please.

Ravish: Do Vedas say anything about not cutting hair, like Sikhism has prohibited cutting of hair? I have read that during Mahabharat times cutting of hair was considered worse than killing.
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas say that a brahamchari must not cut his hair. When he is married then he can cut the hairs.

Ravish: I have been following some of your answers and they are very helpful but mostly you stress that God is Nirgun and doesn't take any form. Somebody had asked that can God take birth as human son and you had replied that's not possible..That seems incorrect as God has Sargun Swaroop as well. For e.g., Guru Nanak's father had done Tapasya in his previous births and wished for God as his son and that's how Guru Nanak, God's sargun swaroop was born...Correct me if I am wrong..
Swami Ramswarup: Thanking you. Sagun means 'he has qualities". And God has unlimited qualities like omnipresent, omniscient, beyond description, formless, creates, nurses and destroy the universe etc., etc. And nirgun means "formless i.e., has no shape". Guru Nanak Sahib was a great saint and has preached that all human beings are children of one formless God and all human beings must worship one formless God who never takes birth. Guru Nanak Dev Sahib had told, "IKKO SIMERIYE NANAKA, JO JAL THAL RAHA SAMAY. DUJA KAHE SIMERIYE, JO JANME SO MAR JAYE."

Ravish: Why did God create the universe? He was in a state of eternal bliss before time immortal. Why did He need to create something? I have read that it's a play for Him. When the ultimate destination is merging with Him only then why create the duality in the first place?
Swami Ramswarup: Creation, nursing and destruction are automatically under the power of God. If God does not create then souls will remain always unconscious without bodies. Suppose at present somebody has been sleeping for the last fifty years then what is the use of a soul becoming idle. Will it be good?

Poornima: Very nice and interesting to read your site. I have a question too, I went for a havan which was conducted indoors in closed room and my infant was uncomfortable because of the smoke so I sat next to the door for fresh air for the baby. But someone commented that the havan smoke is purifying, I do agree that it is purifying but not in that concentrated amount and not in confined space for babies, am I correct? Also it set off the carbon mono oxide detector which is poisonous. Is it because the samagri was not pure? Please Explain.
Swami Ramswarup: Thanking you. Yes please, the Havan/Yaj is stated to be performed in a open atmosphere and not in a room. Secondly the woods must be of mango, which release little bit of mono- oxide but is more beneficial to purify the atmosphere. Yagyashala must be made without doors i.e., open with all sided i.e., on pillars only.

Ravish: If karmas are in our hands then how is it that a Saint can tell beforehand what we are going to do in future? Is it because He can see our Sanchit karmas and that will decide our future deeds?
Swami Ramswarup: Nobody can say about future please and even nobody must think about future. One should always make his future bright by doing present pious deeds/ hard working towards right path. Future is decided by present deeds only, please.

Honey Chugani: What does Trikaal Sandhyaa mean and how do we do that pooja? What is the significance of Trikaal Sandhyaa?
Swami Ramswarup: Sandhya means meditation. Sandhya means to perform havan. So havan and meditation has been doing in all trikaal i.e., past, present and future in all yugas. Or you can say it is eternal being performed in the past in every creation.

Honey Chugani: I attended Bhagwat Katha by a saint and he comes in my dreams chanting Ved mantras.
Swami Ramswarup: If you've listened Bhagwat Puran kath then I will say that many stories of the kath are not tallied with Vedas please. Listening of Ved mantras is the best. Mostly the dreams are false and painful. Yet if the saints in the awakened stage preach you the Ved mantras then really you're lucky because luck is made by present pious deeds. It may be happen that you've Listened Ved mantras in dream but in awakened stage the same saint will not utter the Ved mantras.

Praveen Singh: Which of the 5 Maha Yaj is the most important in Grahast Ashram?
Swami Ramswarup: Every Yaj is equally important, please. (Braham Yaj, Dev Yaj, Pitri Yaj, Balivaishvdev Yaj, Atithi Yaj)

Neeraj Chauhan: The 'SHUDRA' varan persons were not allowed to listen the 'PARVACHANS' of holly spiritual books in the old ages of India rather no such order or provision is there in those holly book for such an prohibition. But they were punished by the Upper class 'BRAHMINS', if they listen to those 'SHALOKAS' or 'PARVACHANS' even by mistakes, why? No doubt the Old Spiritual Books and Vedas does not allow this prohibition or prejudice but the upper class community "Brahmins" used to prohibit those lower cast persons to listen to those "PREACHINGS OF VEDAS" and some times they behave with them with cruelty and the punishment was very inhuman to them why?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please, holy books cannot give such order to avoid preach to any cost because preaches like Vedas or other holy books are for human beings/souls and not for any special caste. Caste system has not been made by God. So punishment etc., mentioned by you above were against the Vedas and every spiritual book but now its all okay by per govt. But yet the hundred percent implementation of govt. orders is to be made. But better if society will help. Such things are occurring only due to lack of study of Vedas, please. So at present spreading of knowledge of Vedas will sure finish the ravages of hatred. When sun rises the darkness of the night is over, similarly when knowledge of the Vedas will be spread, the illusion will automatically be over. When sun rises the illusion of the earth is removed from that portion only which comes towards sun. And rest of the portion remains dark. Similarly wherever the knowledge will be spread and gained, the ignorance/illusion from those human beings will be over. Therefore spreading of knowledge of Vedas and other holy books, is must.

Venkat Naren: I have read your explanation regarding performing of havan at home. I am very much impressed. After reading this, some questions have aroused in my mind and they are as follows: 1) In the third swaha mantra OM SATYAM YASHAH SHRI MAYI SHRI SHRAYTAAM SWAHA, how should I pronounce the word SHRAYTAAM? It is SHRAY-TAAM or SHRAI-TYAAM?
Swami Ramswarup: Shray-taam please.

2) Do I need to use fresh dry mango twigs every time I perform havan or I can continue with the left over[half burnt] twigs and add some twigs to the kund? Is there any count that a particular number of twigs should be used every time? Say 4 twigs or 6 twigs?
Swami Ramswarup: Every time fresh dry mango twigs are to be used, please. There is no need to count 4 or 6 twigs but we have to see that fire is burning properly with proper twigs.

3) What all can be considered as HAVAN SAAMAAGRI that we can offer to agni kund?
Swami Ramswarup:Four matters are to be mixed to prepare havan samagri, the kinds of which are several:
1. Sweet matter like jaggery, honey etc. which are mixed on the same day when the havan is performed.
2. Nutritive matters like all pulses, etc.
3. Antibiotic like gyol etc.
4. Fragrant matters like guggal, chandan bala etc.

Atta, jau, kale til, rice, nagarmotha, balchhar, etc. can also be mixed.

4) What should be done to the left over ash in the kund? Throw it or do we have to do anything with that?
Swami Ramswarup: The ash may be thrown either in flowing water or may be thrown in plantation.

5) I do sandhyavandanam daily. Is it okay if I do havan after my sandhya?
Swami Ramswarup: The meditation can be done after havan or before havan as the time suits.

6) How much time should be spent for the havan alone if I offer offerings for 21 times?

Swami Ramswarup: You can devote as much as time as suits you, please. This is worship of God and can be devoted as per your convenience.

These are the questions that have arisen. Please forgive me if I have asked any foolish question. I will wait for your response.
Swami Ramswarup: Your questions are appreciated and shows that you're interested to gain Vedic knowledge which will be beneficial for whole of your life. I bless you for a long happy life.

Puneet Jain: I just want to know that according to Hindu Dharma, There are 3 Lords - Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, Lord Mahesha. Actually are these Gods Exists on top of the world. If so, then their wives and all other devi-devtas must also exist. According to all more religions Jesus Christ , Allah , Shri Wahe Guru, Shri Sai Baba. Are all they exist above there? How do they live there? How do they help their followers? I am not able to express my question but I feel that you will understand my question and satisfy my curiosity. Thanking You very much...
Swami Ramswarup: There is only one God who is formless, creates, nurses and destroy the universe. He is almighty and supreme, beyond description, beyond imagination and beyond calculation. He is omnipresent and omniscient. Divine qualities of Almighty God are described in eternal knowledge of Vedas. Vedas emanates direct from God. So all Hindus and others too believe in Vedas. Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh are the name of one said God. God has no wives please because he is almighty and needs no any assistance etc. No one is above God please. All religions tell to worship God.

Anil Kumar Rana: It is said by saints, what does man do or think, it comes back to him by more force. If some-aggressive person make suffering to innocent and innocent person curse that cruel person, then is the curse given by the person will affect back to the person who gave curse or it may be treated as punishment given to the rouge person. Because if the strong cruel person make suffering to innocent week, then week has no other way but will curse mentally. Should person curse or not?
Swami Ramswarup: The persons are free to do pious deeds or sins. But result is awarded by God. So, one has always to face the result of his good or bad deeds. God is everywhere and sees all over deeds. Curse from innocent/weak person is natural. But such person must pray to God. However, God listens pray in holy yagya. Otherwise the rules of the God in the Vedas are very clear that he always give punishment to defaulters.

N. S. Venkateshwaran: I heard a close friend saying that the Gayatri Mantra was cursed by the ancient rishis after seeing that it is very powerful and gives instant results. Hence, no benefit will be derived by chanting this mantra unless we first say the mantras to release the Gayatri Mantra from its curse. Only thereafter, the Gayatri Mantra is to be chanted. Thus, all the cassettes etc of this maha mantra available in market are of no use to anyone listening to them and chanting along with. Is this right?
Swami Ramswarup: No please this is not right. Every Ved mantra has its divine meaning in the shape of prayer, praise and worship of God and thousands of other subjects based on gyan kand (knowledge/science etc.,), karam kand (shape of deeds) and Upasana kand (worship). Gayatri mantra has three subjects at a time-pray, praise and worship. So it has its own divine quality. Gayatri mantra is in three Vedas, i.e., Saamveda, Rigveda and Yajurveda. Ved mantras emanates direct from God with His blessings. So who can curse the mantras i.e., nobody can curse. Instead Gayatri mantras or other mantras are recited and studied to kill the bad karmas and to have a long happy life. Is there any above God to curse the mantra? So please recite, repeat the Gayatri mantra and do havan also from Gayatri mantras. I have written a book on Yaj explaining Ved mantras in Hindi. The book can be sent to you if you so desire please.

Loshini: Can our karmas be cleansed by someone else, eg Mahan or Sittar?
Swami Ramswarup: Karmas are cleaned by worship. Worship means study of Vedas performing yagya and practising ashtang yoga philosophy. In this connection a yogi who knows Vedas and yoga philosophy is essential to preach and to give advice.

Sundar Dev: I am interesting how to do yajna from a free book. Especially i am interesting about soma yajna. It is question how to do this in Kaliyuga.
Swami Ramswarup: I have written a book in Hindi named, "YAJ KARAM SARVSHRESTH ISHWAR POOJA". You can Yajna from the said book. The book can be sent on demand please. The description of Som Yaj in spring season from Gayatri mantra etc., (including Rigveda and Saamveda mantra) has been given in Rigveda mantra 10/114/6. You can arrange Som Yaj in consultation with Arya Samaj during spring season. No question of kaliyug etc., please.

Navin Chandra: I have noticed in answers to many questions you say that Caste System is by deeds and not birth. If this is true, then why was Karan rejected and not allowed to take part in Dropadi Swamvar?
Swami Ramswarup: In Aadi Parv there is a shlok which states that when Arjuna stood and started moving towards the bow then some Brahmins told that Karan and Shalya had failed to even bend the bow then how Arjuna will be successful? It means Karan had tried earlier. Original shlok of Mahabhart are only 10,000 whereas at present Mahabhart book contains about 1 lakh 20,000 shlok. It means more than 1 lakh shlok have been added and are wrong.

Sanjay: A very prominent Pundit told me that I was a "rishi muni" in my past lifetime. What is a rishi-muni? What effects will this have in this life?
Swami Ramswarup: Whatever you have told, it is all against the Vedas and cannot be claimed true.

N. S. Venkateshwaran: You preach vegetarian diet and strictly following the ancient Vedic way of life. In some history textbooks, it is being taught that the people of the Vedic age used to sacrifice cows and other animals after performing yagna and that they used to eat beef and other meat regularly. Is this right? If wrong, why such wrong facts are being taught in schools?
Swami Ramswarup: No please, only to blame the Vedic pious deeds and to attract the people towards self made sects the above propaganda spread. For-example, there is a Yaj named "ASHWAMADH" people insulted the Vedas saying Ashwa means horse and in Yajna horses are sacrificed and there meat is distributed. Whereas the meaning of ashwa here is nation. (Shatpath Brahmin Granth 13/1/6 refers). There is a Narmedh Yaj whcioh is performed when someone is dead and his dead body is placed on pyre. But those who are against the Vedas spread that Nar means man and the man are sacrificed, which is wrong and against the Vedas. There is a word in Vedas, ADHWAR which means there is no place for violence in Yaj. The false preaching must be stopped immediately for which social workers should discharge their duties. Otherwise the eternal culture of pious Vedas is being destroyed intentionally by the arrogant who are against the Vedas.

Vinaya Ransing: In Patanjali Yoga sutra the term Drshta and Drishya is not clear. Can you please explain?
Swami Ramswarup: Drashta is soul and drishya is whatever we see in the world like sun, moon, trees, mountains, animals including our bodies, etc. The soul sees through eyes and mind. Eyes and mind is also drishya. So soul is alive matter and mind etc., are non-alive matters. Non-alive matters are destroyed being made from prakriti, but alive are immortal. Alive are not made from any matters. (i.e., alive matters have no reason behind for its existence).

Dilip: How did God create the earth according to Hindu religion? Who was the first man and woman? Do Vedas allow idol worship? Does Vedas prohibit eating non-vegetarian food? Are there 365 crore God and Goddess in Hindu religion? Who is the supreme God?
Swami Ramswarup: God has not made any religion. The knowledge of Vedas emanates direct from God at the time of unisexual creation in the heart of four Rishis, wherein every subject including creation is mentioned. So the knowledge of Vedas is applicable for whole human beings. The first human beings (unsexual creation from prakriti) were created somewhere in a place of Himalaya. However, According to Manusmriti shlok 1/136,141, the present creation was created about one arab, 96 crore, 8 lakh 53 thousand years back. The matter regarding creation is also very well mentioned in Rigveda mandal 10 sukta 129 onwards. As regards first man and woman, the human bodies in the shape of man and woman were made several. Thereafter at a time the souls with breathing system entered and when the bodies yet not moved, even creation like the bodies of animals, birds and others trees, moon etc., did not work, the Almighty God entered the universe being omnipresent and everything started working as usual. As regards idol worship Vedas preach to worship one formless, omnipresent, omniscient and Almighty God, who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. Vedas do not tell for idol worship or avtar. Yes please, Vedas strictly warn not to take non-vegetarian food. In Vedas there is only one God which is known only after listening the Vedas. No question of 365 crore Gods. The creator of the universe is one and HE is the Supreme. HE never takes avtar because HE needs not. Being formless He controls, creates, nurses and destroys the universe without any assistance. So no necessity of avtarwad, please.

Vinod: When did God create Human beings and where? How many years ago were these Human beings created.
Swami Ramswarup: The first human beings (unsexual creation from prakriti) were created somewhere in a place of Himalaya. However, According to Manusmriti shlok 1/136,141, the present creation was created about one arab, 96 crore, 8 lakh 53 thousand years back. The matter regarding creation is also very well mentioned in Rigveda mandal 10 sukta 129 onwards.

Aamir: I have heard that every sinner has a future and every saint a past. I have sinned a lot. Though I have tried sincere repentance, my bad karmas from this life (and perhaps earlier ones too) don't seem to leave me. I have tried meditating, chanting mantras, pilgrimages, but literally, they seem to help only transiently. Are some sins so great that even the mighty Hanuman can't redeem the person? I have been chanting Hanuman Chaleesa many scores of times a day. I have also done 100 recitations in a single day many times. Death is the ultimate destiny of all. Sometimes I feel if I were dead it would solve all problems. I have been an optimist all along but of late my confidence in my own faith has been waning. Should I pray for death? What is a good mahurat fo die in 2006?
Swami Ramswarup: Everybody has the past either saints or sinners. The present life of human being is too based on past. Our present deeds will make our future either good or bad, according to our present deeds. By doing the present pious deeds based on spiritualism the past sins are destroyed and the present as well as future life is made pleasant. So there must be no worry about the past or future, but present pious deeds. Saints kill the past by present pious deeds which everybody must do even in the family life. Only repentance will not serve the purpose. One will have to do worship alongwith hard pious deeds and must discharge moral duties faithfully. In this way the spiritual advices are necessary. One has to worship a formless God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. Hanuman was a yogi, he also worshipped formless God. So the worship of formless God is required. In my opinion whatever worship told above by you is against the Vedas, please. Normal death is always welcome by all, being awarded by God Himself. But even thinking of suicide is great sin. God has blessed the human body to worship God and maintain long happy life. Difficulties come due to previous lives' deeds which have to be faced bravely. Regarding death Mirza Galib has statded his views, "MUJHE KAY BURA THA MARNA, GAR EK BAAR HOTA," SO PLEASE BE BRAVE. And continue to be a faithful optimist. I pray God to give you long happy life and braveness. YOGA PHILOSOPHY IS NOT A SECT PLEASE AND THUS APPLICABLE TO ALL HUMAN BEINGS OF ANY SECT. SO try to learn yoga asan and meditation. Do only pious deeds. And attend good society only. Never sit idle and try to discharge your moral duties faithfully. Hard working towards right path must continue. Then everything will be okay.

Anonymous: I am of 59 years. I am suffering from arthritis in knee joints, it is becoming very tough for me to get up and down or to walk without anybody's help. Also all my hair has turned grey and I have been using chemical hair dye for last 15 years. I am getting side effects, should I leave it? I was extremely beautiful in my youth. Now I have also developed wrinkles on my face which gives me an old look. All my original teeth have gone. Due to all these problems I am really very disturbed. Please help me as early as possible.
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please, you must leave hair dyeing. We must always accept the law of nature. The physical charm is never stable. The human body is blessed by God to get progress and success in both sides i.e., in spiritualism as well as materialistic pious deeds / education etc. This is the way to get permanent peace. I will advise you to do daily Havana and learn yoga philosophy for a long happy life.

Sunita: Why I feel like giving up in life?
Swami Ramswarup: Because your mind is not firm. Please do havan daily. Try to listen Vedas' preach. The preach will be beneficial for you. Try to learn yoga asan and meditation. Do only pious deeds. And attend good society only. Never sit idle and try to discharge your moral duties faithfully. Hard working towards right path must continue. Then everything will be okay.

Anil Sharma: How to save money? I have not been able to save.
Swami Ramswarup: Avoid unnecessary expenditure. Be satisfied within earnings. Please do not look above, but also look also the lives' of the poors and then be satisfied. However, all must do hard job to earn money for the family. Never forget daily worship of God by doing havan.

Manjunath: What if crow touches the human?
Swami Ramswarup: Firstly the crow will hardly touch the human and if touches then nothing is to happen. Crow, birds etc., if touch there is nothing.

Dinesh: Danyawad for spreading the knowledge of Vedas and Yoga for doing good work for public. My question for today is how to slow down the process of Aging. I am 28 years of and feel physically look old. I am always tired and feel weak and do not have the same energy and strength as I used to have when I was young (20 years old). Please tell me how to stop the effects of aging (growing old) and how to attain youthfullness for ever in the growing age. Please tell me how do I retain physical and mental strength and energy of the young age in the time of older days? How to stop white hairs? How to stay young forever?
Swami Ramswarup: One should awake early in the morning about 4 O' clock and it is rightly said, "early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy And wise. After going bathroom then one must sit for some time to jaap the holy name of God. Asan, pranayaam and meditation must be learnt and practice daily. Daily morning walk and exercise is essential. Must take plenty of water daily i.e., at least 20 glass of water daily. The said daily routine will sure give you a big benefit in the life. Must also perform daily agnihotr, please. This will give physical as well as mental power. However, it must be remembered that without adopting Brahamcharya no benefit can be obtained, so please avoid bad society and control your five senses, five perceptions and mind.

Sanjeev: Pandits say that astrology has originated from Vedas. Please comment.
Swami Ramswarup: Here in Ved Mandir the anushthan of four Vedas is being held since 1979. And I, therefore assure you that in Vedas no such thing has been mentioned, please. You may ask Ved mantra number from panditji and send the same to me for its truth.

Anurag: How do I make hawan samagri at home? What all do I need?
Swami Ramswarup: Four matters are to be mixed to prepare havan samagri, the kinds of which are several.
1. sweet matter like jaggery, honey etc. which are mixed on the same day when the havan is performed.
2. nutritive matters like all pulses, etc.,
3. antibiotic like gyol etc.
4. fragrant matters like guggal, chandan bala etc. atta, jau, kale til, rice, nagarmotha, balchhar, etc., can also be mixed.

Manan: My astrologer says I have Kal Sarp yog. I have great difficulty in making and keeping friends. I have everything else in life but not happy due to lack of friends. I do care about people but I am very quiet by nature so people think I am rude..please help..
Swami Ramswarup: In Vedas there is no mention about kal sarp yog. So one should not worry for the same, please. Nowadays its very difficult to choose good friends who are faithful, honest, and selfless. First please start worship to make almighty God, a real true friend. Secondly the learned of Vedas and yoga philosophy are best friends because they give preach to make life happy. When you'll follow that path, people will come to you for friendship.

S. Ramakrishnan: Is it necessary to do shradh for ourselves when we visit Gaya for performing shradh for our ancestors?
Swami Ramswarup: The alive parents are to be served faithfully. Everybody know that a person who is alive takes food, water, puts clothes on etc. After death body is burnt. Now how the parents will be able to take food. They according to the karmas get next birth too. So shradh is against the Vedas' philosophy.

Anand Bhardwaj: I want to how to remove bad thought or negative thinking in mind. I want to learn Vedas.
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas are not to be read first. It is an eternal philosophy that Vedas are first listened. To remove bad thoughts, listening of Vedas and practice of yoga philosophy is necessary. Must perform havan daily also. The said path is eternal and has been preached by God in Vedas. So the path can't be ignored mere saying by any person. Either we have to obey God or a person.

N. S. Venkateshwaran: Since havan is to be performed daily, it is stated in some Dharma Shastra books that the agni should never be allowed to die. It should be kept burning day and night and daily havan is to be performed using this agni only. Is this correct? What is to be done to keep the agni burning continuously, i.e. even when no havan is being performed during the day? How to carry this agni along with during journey? If due to any reason we miss out on performing havan for a day, is it a very great unpardonable sin? You have said that if havan cannot be performed during any day, the mantras may be chanted in heart. Can holy Vedic mantras be chanted without taking bath, since taking a bath would be difficult during train journeys? Can Ved mantras be chanted at any place (in buses/trains/while walking etc) without discrimination or should we go for only pious surroundings?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please. In the ancient times the agnihotr at large used to be performed and thus the fire remained alive till evening when the next agnihotr was performed and the fire of the evening agnihotr used to be alive till morning. Due to unavoidable circumstances the agnihotr can be left, but yet only the mantras can be chanted. But fire during journey is not to be carried. Yes please, the mantras can be chanted after washing mouth and hands. Yes please must be chanted in heart only or can be chanted at any suitable place.

Samir Brahmbhatt: Is there any description of Bhavar Gufa in Sanatan Dharm (Vedas)? What is Bhavar Gufa? Do Vedas support the ideology of surat-shabd yog led by kabir and then by radhasoami faith? What is kshar, akshar and nih-akshar para as given in sant mat? How can we compare sat-lok, alak-lok, agam - lok and anam with our Vedic yoga? What are your comments on the five-spiritual levels described in sant-mat?
Swami Ramswarup: You're right the above is mentioned by saints. But in Vedas it is not mentioned, but other preachings to realize God are there. Kshar means which is destroyed and akshar means which is not destroyed. Akshar is God and Ved mantras. Please intimate the five spiritual levels to enable me to reply.

Unknown: Are the total number of souls unlimited or they are limited in number(but huge/large number)?
Swami Ramswarup: The souls are always constant and uncountable. Neither can be increased nor decreased.

Adilson: Why is it that we have to drink water daily in order for our cells not to undergo secretion, but plants can go weeks?
Swami Ramswarup: The water has energy to give and makes digestive system well. And has so many other good qualities to make good health. Atharvaveda clearly staes to take plenty of water daily. Therefore we must take.

Neerja: We have finalised a deal to buy a house and unfortunately we do not have priests in our state to do the puja for grihapravesh. i would like to know if there is something which we could do. i would also like to know as to when are the good dates to do a grihapravesh in this month. i do not want to enter the house without atleast doing some puja which we could perform.
Swami Ramswarup: It will be best worship at this stage if you are able yourself to perform agnihotr, even from gayatri mantra. If gayatri mantra is not known then you may do agnihotr from the holy name of God saying "om prajapatya swaha". I have written a book on agnihotr and can be sent on receipt of your postal address, if you're desirous of.

Neeraj K. Chauhan: The 'SHUDRA' varan persons were not allowed to listen the 'PARVCHATANS' of Vedas and other holly spiritual books in the old ages of India, Why? Even they were punished by the Upper class 'BRAHMINS', if they listen to those 'SHALOKAS' or 'PARVACHANS' by mistakes, why? Please explain me in details with reference to ‘Veda Preachings.’
Swami Ramswarup: No please it is not mentioned anywhere in Vedas or any holy ancient book written by rishis/munis. Even there is no caste system in Vedas. Man or woman, boy or girl, everybody is entitled to listen Vedas, please. As regards Vedas preaching I have written books on Vedas in Hindi and can be sent on receipt of your postal address.

Honey Chugani: Could you please explain what is Trikaal Sandhyaa and how does one perform Trikaal Sandhyaa. Is it true that when we want to chant the Gayatri Mantra, we need to seek permission first before the jaap and if so, who do we seek permission from? Recently I went for a religious talk and the sant said that one must seek permission before doing Gayatri Mantra jaap.
Swami Ramswarup: Sandhya is there but not trikaal sandhya. Permission is not necessary please to chant the gaytri mantra. However, the pronunciation of the mantra is first required to be listened from a mouth of a learned acharya. If acharya is not available there, the cassette can be sent to you.

Nair Yogesh Prabhakaran: Can you guide me in buying books on "Vedas (in Hindi)"? Can you suggest me which "Vedas" I should read first?
Swami Ramswarup: Please try to study first the following books, which are easy to understand the philosophy of Vedas. Now a days the articles on Rigveda are being placed daily on this web site, please study them to understand Vedas. Thereafter the Vedas must be studied. The books can be sent on receipt of your postal address.
1. Vedic Pravachan Sangrah Pt I (in Hindi)
2. Vedic satsang sangrah Pt II (in Hindi)
3. Yaj karam Sarvshresth Ishwar Pooja (in Hindi)
4. Geeta - Ek Vedic Rahsaya (in Hindi)

Sagar Anmalla: When people do family planning is it really in their hands to control the birth of a soul or its the time that God decides their birth to particular couple. If God decides the time of the birth of a soul then I guess this family planning in this world has no importance and it is useless. Please comment if is it God decides the birth of a child at a particular time according to the deeds or father and mother decide?
Swami Ramswarup: The human body is blessed by God for facing the results of previous good or bad deeds in the shape of happiness and sorrows, etc. In addition the human beings are also free to do pious deeds in the present life according to Vedas/spiritualism to kill past lives' bad deeds/sins. Then the sorrows end. There is a phrase, MAN PROPOSES GOD DISPOSES. So human being is free to do bad or good deeds, but the result of deeds is awarded by God. I mean to say that luck is in our hands. So when a person desires to hold complete brahmcharya by adopting true spiritualism then if in his luck there were, for example, six issues then he can minimize, and like Bhisham Pitamaha, he can adopt complete brahmachayra for whole of his life. So is the case of women. Gargi was a learned of Vedas and did not marry for whole of her life. She was Acharya of King Janak. In both cases the said dignitaries themselves decided not to marry. Otherwise they could have got issues. So the birth is in hands of God when man has not followed the path of Vedas/spiritualism and on the other hand he may get issues as many as he requires by adopting Brahmcharya in the married life. So, present system of family planning is not needed in case of those who follow brahmcharya and path of Vedas/spiritualism.

Chandramati: I want to know the difference between efforts and luck. For Valmiki, was it written in his fate that he would become a famous poet or with his effort he became? How much our past karmas affect our present life and how much our efforts affect our present life?
Swami Ramswarup: Efforts is the best. In Vedas effort is named Purusharth i.e., hard working towards right path. So luck is in our hands.

The human body is blessed by God for facing the results of previous good or bad deeds in the shape of happiness and sorrows, etc. In addition the human beings are also free to do pious deeds in the present life according to Vedas/ spiritualism to kill past lives' bad deeds/sins. Then the sorrows end.

Rishi Valmiki ji was a holy dignitary. He didn't desire to write Valmiki Ramayana as such dignitaries have all command on their senses, perceptions and mind. He heard the story of Shri Ram from Rishi Narad. Once Rishi Valmiki ji was going to take bath in the river nearest to his ashram with his disciple Rishi Bhardwaj. He saw a hunter who killed male kraunch bird, so female started crying with sorrow, due to the death of his male kraunch. Suddenly some words were uttered by Rishi Valmiki ji to the hunter as a punishment in the shape of curse. The pious Rishi felt that the words used in the shape of a poetry. He was pleased because the first poetry of the world was uttered by him. Then there came Brahma, a Rishi not God. He requested Valmiki ji to write the life- sketch (biography) of Shri Ram. Then Rishi Valmiki ji wrote Valmiki Ramayana on the request of Rishi Brahma. So, no question of fame. Fame comes automatically in respect of Rishis-Munis due to their hard tapsya, worship and qualities. If karmas are sinful, then sorrows, problems are to be faced and if karmas are pious then there will be happy life. Present life has to face past lives' karmas.

Shekhar Nema: I like someone but that person doesn’t understand my sentiments.
Swami Ramswarup: Physical charm is not everlasting. But love soul to soul is really a worship of God. Please check yourself.

Anonymous: I have adopted a child. She is now 4 years old. She is well adjusted, happy and an incredibly spiritual child. I need your guidance - when do I tell her that she is adopted? I want it to be the right time, not when she is too little, but also not too late when she starts experiencing teenage stage.
Swami Ramswarup: In outstanding situation, a child is adopted which you have adopted please. I hope you being a mother like yashoda (mother of Yogeshwar Shri Krishna) will nurse the baby at your level best. The everlasting love is based when it is from soul to soul. Please do not tell the baby that she has been adopted until she knows herself either by the outsiders or from any source. Because when your love is true and accordingly the baby shall be loving you then the disclosure will never effect.

Namrata: Just wondering if there is anything like 1000 Ashwamedha yagya. It’s been few weeks I am keep on seeing a dream in which someone is introducing me someone by saying that this man has done 1000 Ashwamedha yagya. Just curious what is this term.
Swami Ramswarup: Some people say (I do not know from where they say because it is not mentioned in Vedas.) that if someone takes name from a Guru and serve him then, he has performed thousand Ashwamedh Yagya (without performing). Even very few know the meaning of Ashwamedh Yagya. Shatpath Brahmin Granth says, "rashtrm vaa ashwamedhah", i.e., to protect the nation. The king used to attract and nurse the public providing them justice and this pious action of the king's is Ashwamadh. The ancient kings even used to perform holy Yagya to pray God to give them power to give justice to the nation. Secondly when the word Yagya (Yajyen) is used definitely it pertains to the eternal knowledge of Vedas emanates direct from God. Human beings must study Vedas to know the fact of Yagya and other matters. The gentlemen who listen Vedas definitely performs daily havan/Yajyen whereas Rigveda mantra 10/71/4 states "UTA TWAH VACHAM PASHYAN NA PASHYATI", i.e., he who does not know the Sanskrit script he when see the Vedas then overlooks. So the people who do not know about the Vedas are innocent and do not like to listen even. However this is sin, because in Vedas everywhere God says that human life is meant to listen Vedas being the best worship of the God and to be learned of all matters of the universe. Then nobody will say that something is like thousand Ashwamedh Yagya, i.e., the pious result is only obtained after performing Yagya and Shastra says, "YAJOVAI SHESHTHAMAM KARMH", therefore when Yagya is the best pious deed then what will be equivalent to Yagya. The dreams are not true please. Deeds must be in action always.

Jogendra Kr. Arora: What type of worship a person should do, in whose case "Saade-saati" is going to start within few months? Should he worship Shani Dev and do regular Jap of Shani Chalisa?
Swami Ramswarup: In Vedas there is no mention of shani dasha, graha etc., shani pooja is also not mentioned in Vedas. We have to worship only one formless, Almighty, omnipresent and omniscient God. So you may please start daily havan even from gayatri mantra to get blessings of God.

Sagar Anmalla: Why does God choose only India and China for the souls as these two countries are densely populated. When people do family planning is it really in their hands to control the birth of a soul or it’s the time that God decides their birth to particular couple. If God decides the time of the birth of a soul then I guess this family planning in this world has no importance and it is useless. Please comment swamiji.
Swami Ramswarup: Shwetashwaropnishad shlok 6/8 says that the deeds, knowledge and powers of God are natural (Swabhavik). The sun, moon etc., of this creation are same as were in the previous creation. Therefore automatically the first time knowledge of four Vedas is originated by God at the place and time as was in the previous creation. Fundamental laws of God are unchangeable, please. The names India, China, USA etc., are announced by human beings and not by God. Knowledge of Vedas is also for whole human beings and not for Hindus only. The sects are also made by human beings and not by God. For family planning the best way is to control a person by adopting Brahamcharya. We, human beings are always free to do pious deeds or sins as mentioned in Yajurveda mantra 7/48, but the result is awarded by God accordingly. So one should do pious deeds only for which knowledge from Vedas/holy books must be taken.

Roopal: I really try to be a "good person" with a lot of hard work, honesty, faith, and religion in my life. How do I make sure that my children follow the same path, stay disciplined, honest, and God-fearing. I do not think that watching these things in the parents and kids learn it automatically really works all the time.
Swami Ramswarup: Your views to be a good person are highly appreciated and you must therefore do hard working to attain the goal. That hard work starts from making contacts with good society specially a learned person of Vedas, shastras who preaches suitably. Accordingly your children must listen preaches of Vedas/shastras/holy books from the said learned person as said in Yajurveda mantra 40/14. We must do hard work to get progress simultaneously in both sides, i.e., spiritualism as well as in worldly pious deeds--- education etc. Shri Ram, Shri Krishna, Mata Sita etc., became Supreme dignitary in the public due to listening of preach of Vedas from Rishis and too by adopting the same preach.

Anonymous: I have got engaged with someone and horoscopes don’t match. We like each other. How do we convince the families?
Swami Ramswarup: In your problem you have to see/observe whether your love to the boy and boy's love to you is true and after marriage you both will be happy or love is based on mere physical charm or greediness. One should not give his/her heart to anybody before marriage. So please look into the matter deeply because this is life's question. Secondly if your love is true then the boy will co-operate and your mother and other family members will automatically be united. So only question is of true love and then proceed accordingly please.

Virendra Jain: Can we change our destiny by hard work(purusharth) or we will get our result based on the karma theory i.e. we will get our result based on the past deeds in the previous life/lives? What is the purpose of life? What we want to achieve in this life? Please reply.
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please, the luck is always in our hand and is made by hard working, pious deeds, following true eternal spiritual path of Vedas/ashtang yoga, (to control five perceptions, five senses and mind), discharging of all moral duties with concentration, devotion, and dedication. One has to face the result of his karmas of previous and present life. But Yog shastra sutra 2/16 states, "HEYEM DUKHAM ANAGATAM", i.e., the sorrows yet to face in future are to be finished. There are three types of deeds (karmas) sanchit, prarabhadh and kriyamann. Suppose one soul has to take birth (body). It means he has to face total number of deeds of his all previous lives and these deeds are called sanchit karmas. But sanchit deeds are huge/unlimited and can not be faced in one life. So the karmas which can be faced in one life are called prarabhadh (luck-destiny). So God has not made our luck at His own, but Almighty God has taken the deeds which we have already done. Yajurveda mantra 7/48 clarifies that human being is free to do any deed good or bad but God only awards the result. Now the balance deeds from sanchit deeds will be counted in the next life. Now the deeds which we do in our present life day today are called kriyamann. So if we do pious deeds according to Vedas, shastras and holy books and based on pious preaches of Rishi, Muni/learned saints then our all sanchit deeds are burnt and we can get salvation. So human beings are free in the matter of doing deeds good or bad. But result will be awarded by God. So we must worship and do pious deeds under guidance of a learned Guru. So one should go always ahead for hard working, pious deeds, worship to make future bright himself. One should always work hard towards a right path. Worship does not mean that we are free to discharge our family duties, education, etc., but rather it is a sin. So we have to get progress in both way at a time i.e., spiritualism and worldly progress i.e., science, education , duties towards family etc.

So God creates the universe according to His eternal laws framed in Vedas which are always unchangeable and unchallengeable. So we have to follow the law of God always to get long happy life.

The purpose of life is to realize the God. But the path to realize the God is preached by God in four Vedas, wherein one has to do pious deeds and has to get progress in pious worldly affairs as well as in spiritualism together, while discharging all moral duties preached in Vedas and other true holy Granths. For this very purpose one has to study Vedas regularly and obey the preach mentioned therein. The Vedas are to be listened first from a learned Acharya.

Manjula: I used to recite Hanuman Chalisa Every day. Somebody told me girls should not recite hanuman chalisa. Is is true? I really love Hanuman chalisa. Should I continue to recite it or discontinue it?
Swami Ramswarup: Hanuman ji was minister of Sugreev. While Shri Ram and Lakshman were searching Sita mata in jungle they met with a great dignity i.e., Shri Hanuman ji. So Hanumaan ji became a faithful dignity of Shri Ram and served a lot to Shri Ram. Naturally Shri Ram was greater than Hanuman ji. Valmiki Ramayana says Shri Ram attained the knowledge of Vedas and yoga philosophy from Vashisth Muni ji. Shri Ram followed path of Vedas. As mentioned in Vedas Shri Ram used to listen Vedas and do havan/Yajyen daily. He used to serve the Rishis Munis. And used to meditate for Almighty God. Naturally at that time Rishis Munis were respectable to Shri ram and Almighty God is always supreme to all. So please worship Almighty, formless, omnipresent. Omniscient God, who creates, nurses and destroy the universe.

Rashmi Sahu: Had Shri Krishna told Arjun that dwarka will submerge in the ocean?
Swami Ramswarup: Shri Krishna has never told for merging Dwarka in the ocean.

Rajiv Kansal: I have a girl and wanted a boy. When will I have a son?
Swami Ramswarup: One should do daily agnihotr and listen Vedas. Husband and wife must take path of strict brahmcharya continuously at least for 6 to 10 months. Both must save energy. Then one can get good baby. Our traditional examples are so many of the ancient times. For example king dashrath, who used to perform Havan/yagya daily with Ved mantras performed a yagya with the blessings of Rishi Shringi to get learned children. It took a long time. King prateep did tapsya with his wife, according to Vedas to get learned child. And he got a son Shantnu.

Masood Khan: I have seen your site. It is very good. My question is, how can we improve our intelligence and memory?
Swami Ramswarup: Thanking you, please. For this concentration must be improved. Physical and mental strength is required to maintain the said qualities. Knowledge of brahmcharya to be followed, either in unmarried or in married life, is needed. So in human life one should study Vedas, must do jaap of holy name of God and must do yagya (yajyen) daily while discharging moral duties daily in family life too. For the same, good preach from Vedas by a spiritual dignitary (learned of Vedas/yoga philosophy) is also required. Normally effects of various form is vritti. And chitta is the combination of intellect, egoism, and mana, i.e., faculty which receives knowledge from five senses and passes the same to intellect. One has to stop or minimize the chitta vrittis, for which practice of yam, niyam, asan and pranayaam is essential. In short one should awake early in the morning, must go for a morning walk and exercises. Must take plenty of water daily, must listen preach of Vedas, must do daily jaap of holy name of God, must do daily havan and practice of yoga philosophy quoted above.

Navneet: Where are all the Devtas residing. Science talks about Nine Planets and other Galaxies, numerous Stars. Where do these Devtas reside, I mean which Place & who are Demi - Gods? Is there a hierarchy in Gods also and is it a Process driven system? Please answer!
Swami Ramswarup: There are 33 non alive devtas, i.e.,., i.e., 8 vasus (agni, prithvi, etc), 12 aditya (12 months), 11 rudra (10 main pran and soul), here soul is alive. Prajapati and Indra. These are not worshipable and are in space. 10 pran and soul reside in body. Now 5 alive devtas are also alive where for whom we must give them respect. Those are mother, father, atithi, Acharya (learned of Vedas and yoga philosophy) and Supreme Almighty God. We have to worship God.

Raj Bhalla: Could you please translate the following Mantra? Om Shanno Devi Rabhishtya Aapo Bhavantoo Pitaye. Shano Rabhistervantoo Na. Especially the part, Aapo Bhavantoo Pitaye. Thank you very much.
Swami Ramswarup: In the mantra there is a prayer to God and learned Acharya. O! God and learned Acharya (ABHISHTYA) as to get desired merriment/ happiness, and (DEVIHI) divine (AAPAH) water (NAH) for us (pitya) for drinking (BHAVANTU) must be (sham) peaceful. Similarly (SHANYOH) for showering happiness/merriment (NAH) for us (Bhavntu) do the needful from all sides. IDEA --- we generally take the food and water etc., daily. The idea of the mantra is that we are human being and must try our level best to take food and water etc., duly purified by doing holy Yajna. One should take food, water etc., after performing holy Yagya daily. Then the food/water is purified and is called (DIVYAH AAPAH) divine water. When the person takes such divine meals /water then Almighty God showers blessings on him for a long happy life.

Ram: Radha's story is very short. Only Love with Lord Krishna but never married with him. I want to know more.
Swami Ramswarup: Radha did love with Shri Krishna. But the love was with soul to soul only.

Arun Kumar HG: I have been advised to wear a blue sapphire ring as I am running Maha Shani Dasha.
Swami Ramswarup: In Vedas there is no mention of shani dasha, graha etc. but you may wear sapphire ring or golden ring etc. Shani pooja is also not mentioned in Vedas. So is needed not. We have to worship only one formless, Almighty, omnipresent and omniscient God.

N. S. Venkateshwaran: You stress on performing havan daily. Is this to be done without break daily? What to do when travelling long distances on 24/48 or more hours non stop, as havan cannot be performed in trains/buses? Is there prayaschit for missing out on havan, brahmyagya for one or more days due to compelling reasons? What happens when a very close family member dies or there is birth of a new one? Can havan/brahmyagya/sandhya etc be performed during the 10/13 days of mourning/impurity or should these activities be resumed only after performing punyahavachan/navgrah havan on the 13 day and public feasting?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please, havan must be performed daily. If in journey it is not possible for one or the other reason then without havan kund and fire one must repeat the all holy mantras of havan by heart. Yes please, havan must be performed even on death to purify the atmosphere and being worship of God. Havan must be performed with Ved mantras. Even cremation is performed by performing havan and chanting Yajurveda mantras of chapter 39. This process is called Dah karam sanskaar.

Sarvesh: If atma can take form of a body why cannot paramaatma take human form if HE wishes? For e.g. if some one perform meditation and wants that GOD take birth as his son then can GOD fulfill his desire or will HE be unable to do so?
Swami Ramswarup: Atma (soul) never take form of body. Soul resides in body. Body remains always separate from soul. Soul is alive and body is non-alive matter. If a man resides in a room, then it does not happen that man take form of room. Room will always be separate from man. The principles of Vedas are always unchangeable and therefore can not be changed as per one desire. So fulfill of desire of a man by God in such cases, is quite impossible being against the Vedas.

Sumit: What is attma gynan?
Swami Ramswarup: To know God, soul and prakriti is called knowledge. Atma means soul and somewhere its meaning is God also. So to know self (atma/soul) is called atma gyan.

Anand Bhardwaj: What is different between Nirankar & Sakar?
Swami Ramswarup: Niarakaar = formless, invisible and sakaar = possessed of form, visible. Even smaller than atom (minutest), Yajurveda mantra 40/8 states "SA PARYAGAAT" i.e., God is everywhere, "SHUKRAM" unlimited powers--- Almighty, "AKAYAM" i.e., bodyless . There are three types of bodies of shape, minutest and which has reason behind. And Yajurveda mantra 2/26 also states," SWAYAMBHUHU ASI", that God is eternal. Nobody has made God. God has no mother and father etc. Actually God nurses the universe, so He is our father. So according to Vedas and experiences of all Rishis Munis, God is formless and is not sakaar, i.e., is shapeless.

Anand Bhardwaj: Why everyone not get brahmgyan?
Swami Ramswarup: Not everyone because so many are desirous of getting knowledge. So nowadays most of the people being indulged in illusion (materialistic articles) are not able to pay their attention to get knowledge to realize God. People thus have started to think that whatever is being seen in the shape of gold and assets, family, pomp and show, ostentation, and sensuality, anger, pride, greed, etc., are source of getting peace which all is false. That is why most of the people of the world, due to lack of knowledge of eternal spiritualism have been experiencing sorrows, tensions, problems, diseases, restlessness, family problem, corruption, early deaths, floods, storms, earthquake, baseless war, insult of women, etc., etc., all over the world.

Anand Bhardwaj: Why Hindu are doing worship all creators things?
Swami Ramswarup: Not only Hindus, but people on most of the different parts of the world are worshipping. They have been taught to do the same. And most of the people are ignorant about the eternal knowledge of four Vedas wherein there is only one formless Almighty God who protects, nurses, and gives peace and merriment is only to be worshipped. God is creator of the universe so we have to worship Creator and not His creation or creation by human beings.

Anand Bhardwaj: Why Hindus are differentiated by other community?
Swami Ramswarup: All human beings are equal. Our Father, who creates, nurses and destroy the universe is one God. So we all are brothers and sisters. We must promote international brotherhood, though the methods of worship are different. So I think Hindus are not differentiated by any community. If there is something then the community lacks the knowledge of humanity. And I think no such community is on the earth.

Anand Bhardwaj: Why are not able to know right path to meet God to see, to feel, to talk, to listen His voice!
Swami Ramswarup: Right path is eternal, which is mentioned in Vedas. So due to lack of knowledge of Vedas right path is not being known. God is not seen with eyes, has no mouth to talk. He is formless. We the souls need assistance of eye, ear, nose, tongue, skin to see, hear, etc., whereas God being Almighty needs no assistance of anybody. He is empowered to make understand the people without voice. He looks the universe with our eyes etc., etc., etc.

Anand Bhardwaj: How to know God & how to meet Them alive like all saint?
Swami Ramswarup: First of all one must have firm desire to follow the right path. Then we must attend the Vedic preach of learned Acharya to realize God. Hard study of Vedas and other holy books which preach about God and salvation, Yajyen, daily practice of ashtang yoga, make aspirant able to realize God.

Rahul: As per your teachings based on Vedas, I have decided to adapt brahmacharya in my life till 25 yrs. Please advise me what I should do and not do.
Swami Ramswarup: I have been writing a book on Brahamchary and will be completed within a month. It will be sent to you.

Robert Gratkowski: I have long known an intense interest in the Vedas. Do you answer questions directed to you from those not of India or those who are not affiliated with the Hindu form of religion?
Swami Ramswarup: Your interest in the Vedas is highly appreciated. And will always be beneficial for you for whole of your life. Questions from all types of personal from all parts of world are being received and answered. Everybody is welcome.

Akhilesh Gupta: I want to ask you one question that what is karn Ved sanskar? I am suffering from hearing problem is there any remedy of this in Ved? I am willing to start chanting mantra.
Swami Ramswarup: Karn bhed sanskaar is performed in a traditional yaj where ear lobe is pierced. So has no concern with hearing problem please. You're advised to take regular medical advice to cure ear. However, paschimotanasan is useful for you. Please try to chant gaytri mantra daily both times.

Subhasri: How important it is to have a son? I have two daughters.
Swami Ramswarup: We all live in this world where actually importance of money, pomp and show and sons etc., are only considered and that is why the humanity is being crushed. The people who are having lot of money, sons, buildings, status, etc., etc., have no real happiness. And this is only due to lack of eternal knowledge of Vedas. In Vedas importance is considered for truth only. Now a days so called gurus also based on bookish knowledge only teaches truth that soul is immortal, etc., etc., but most of them need unlimited money, sons, building, cars, aeroplanes' journey and all valuable assets also. So it is a surprising that duly indulged with illusion most of the present saints talk to keep the people away from illusion. So our eyes must be on truth and truth is soul and God and not body. In Vedas there is no difference between boy and girl, because body is boy and girl, and not soul. Soul resides in body, therefore even animals, birds etc., are pitiable by human beings, because their bodies have the same soul. King Janak has two daughters only, Mata Sita and Urmila, he had no son, the king Janak with his own qualities and the good qualities which he gave to his daughters is being remembered up till now. On the other hand Bhisham Pitamaha, Bal Brahamcharini Gargi, who was king Janak's guru, Yagvalkya Muni having two wives had no issue but due to their tapsya and good qualities, the said dignitaries are being remembered. Five Pandavs i.e., Yudhishtir, Bhim, Arjuna, Nakul and Sahdev had five sons and their sons were died in young age but Pandavs are still remembered due to their own good qualities about knowing truth from Vedas.

Dinesh: I am a regular reader of your website as it is a source of great Vedic knowledge. Thanks you very much for good work. My question today is How to manage stress and depression?
Swami Ramswarup: Thanking you please. Now a days there are so many types of worships. So many Yogis are preaching Yoga philosophy. While I was writing detailed comments on Patanjal Yog darshan, I read comments of Vyas Muni on Yog shastra sutra 1/28, the adorable Muni states--- one must concentrate in Yoga philosophy by studying Vedas. So worship, Yoga philosophy are afterwards, first Vedas are to be listened/perused thoroughly. Due to lack of knowledge of Vedas, mostly piece meal Yoga philosophy is being taught, which is harmful. I mean to say, the base of worship and Yoga philosophy to be learnt is Ved. For example Yajurveda mantra 7/4 states, "UPYAAM GRIHATAH MAGHWAN", i.e., O! aspirant you have to practice 'Upyaam' i.e., yam, niyam ,asan, pranayaam, PRATYAHAR, DHARNA, DHYAN, SAMADHI. WHY to practice? The mantra answers, "SOMAM PAHI" i.e., to protect 'som'. Here 'som', means the divine experience of merriment occurs while realizing God in Asamprgyat Samadhi. So according to all four Vedas and Yog shastra even, yoga philosophy is preached in Vedas and is meant to realize God and not only maintain health. Secondly the base of yoga philosophy preached in first fold path of Ashtang yoga is Brahamcharya, which is not being preached.

Mostly first two fold paths,i.e., yam and niyam, are being ignored which is even sin. This truth I wanted to tell you please. For example, Atharvaveda mantra 2/4/2, states that when anyone follow the path of Vedas and strictly adopt Brahamcharya and thus he/she do not waste semen/then he becomes able to overcome all kinds of diseases including depression. I am writing a book on Brahamcharya and will be completed within month. First of all I will advice you to be strict in brahamcharya. Then you must learn and do some yoga asan and pranayaam. Only take vegetarian food. Plenty of water must be taken daily, i.e., at least 15-20 glass of water a day. One should awake early in the morning for a walk and light exercises. And thereafter must perform agnihotr from Ved mantras. This all will be beneficial to control depression.

RM: I am reading the Ramayana you have sent me, it is very interesting. At various places Brahma is mentioned, I know that Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva were not Gods but were ancient people who lived in India and who got famous. Where can we read about the history of these great personalities (like Ramayana for history of Rama)?
Swami Ramswarup: In Vedas brahma is called a learned of four Vedas. However, Brahma is also a name of God being the greatest in the universe. The meaning of word Vishnu is omnipresent and omnipresent is only God, so the Vishnu is also a name of God. Shiv means who lookafter the welfare of universe, so He is only God. So Shiva is also a name of God. However, brahma, Vishnu and Shiv could be also name of learned Yogis, Rishis or Munis. But God is one and has unlimited power and names. So one should first study the Vedas which are divine light for human beings to solve any problem. Thereafter Valmiki Ramayana and Mahabhart are beneficial.

Mark: In Jap Ji Guru Nanak spoke of the realm of truth, or Sachkand. Rhadaosami's say Vedic mantras only takes consciousness to the realm of knowledge, not to the realm of truth. Could you help me understand whether or not this is correct? Much thanks.
Swami Ramswarup: Neither jeev nor consciousness goes to truth. Here truth means God. According to Yog shastra sutra 1/2 aspirant controls his chitta vritti by studies of Vedas, yaj and hard practice of Ashtang yoga, with the result soul realizes God, Who is already within soul and was hidden due to illusion. God is everywhere. In Japuji Sahib, Guru Nanak Dev ji has told the truth. Actually Shri Guru Granth Sahib Banni mostly tallied with four Vedas. Guru Naank Dev Sahib says ---
ONKAAR VED NIRMAAYE (Guru Granth Sahib Mahla 1 ONKAAR SHABD) i.e., the Vedas emanates from God.

HARI AAGYA HOY VED PAAP PUNYA VICHARYA (Mahla 5 Shabd 1) i.e., Vedas are under order of God to facilitate the human beings to distinguish between sins and pious deeds.

DIVA TALE ANDHERA JAAE VED PAATH MATI PAAPA LAAE. i.e., darkness is over by a burning lamp, so the studies of Vedas destroy all sins.

VED KATEV KAHHU MAT JHOOTHE JHOOTHA JO NA VICHARE. i.e., Vedas are not lie, instead he is liar who do not try to understand the Vedas.

In Japuji Sahib ----
EK ONKAAR SATINAAMU KARTA PURKHU NIRBHAU NIRVAIRU AKAALMURTI AJUNI S BHANG GUR PRASADI - is according to Vedas. In the beginning of the earth Almighty God originates the knowledge of four Vedas in the heart of four Rishis and traditionally the same is being spread to the aspirants. God has unlimited qualities whereas soul has limited. So the complete Guru of the universe was/is/will be Almighty God as told by Rishi Patanjali in his yog shastra sutra 1/26, i.e., SHE ESH PURVESHAAM API GURU KALENAN AVECHHEDAAT, i.e., God is immortal, so He is first Guru of the four Rishis of beginning of the earth of first unsexual creation because in the previous world at the time of final destruction all Rishis Munis are dead. Therefore in new creation there remains no Rishi Muni to give knowledge. So under the administration/power of Almighty God, the knowledge of four Vedas automatically emanates from God and is originated in the heart of four Rishis, which is spread thereafter by Rishis. On thing more only God is complete Guru being Almighty. Equivalent to God neither borne nor will get birth. So Vedas are complete being knowledge direct from God.

Nipun: Gita ka saar - "sharanagati"?
Swami Ramswarup: Geeta, Mahabharta ke Bhisham Parv se liye shlokon ka granth hai. Isme Vedoin ko jannawale Vyas Muni ka Vedoin se hee updesh hai, jise Krishna ke much se kahalaya gaya hai. Shanagait kaa arth or bhaav janne ke liye poori Geeta aur charon Vedon ka adhyan jaroori hai tab yeh chhota sa aur mahan shabd sharnagati samaj mein ayega aur jeevan mein utaara jayega. Vyas Mnui aur Shri Krishna Mahraj ne charon Vedon se jo kuchh samjha, jana aur jeevan mein dharn kiya use eke adhaar par Geeta ka gyan diya hai. Jasie Kisi bhi kahani ka saar janne ke liye uus poori kahani ko sunna ya pardna jaroori hai tab uska saar niklega, eise hee Geeta ka saar samjhne ke liye Geeta ka pardna aur Geeta ko samjhne ke liye Vedon ka sunna/pardna jarrori hai, nahin to saar samjh mein nahin aaeyga.

Nipun: KARAN NIRPEKSH sadhna kya hai?
Swami Ramswarup: Jisme phal kee ichha na ho, veh karan nirpeksh sadhana hai. Prantu phal nishcay karke hee koi shubh karya kiya jata hai. Aur jab theek marg par insane chalta hai, sadhan karta hai, to ichhayein dabne lagati hain aura age chalkar samapt hone lagati hain, tab phal kee ichha samapt hone lagati aur shukh shanty prapt hone lagati.

Kavitha: Swamiji, actually how many pranayamas are there? I read Sathyarthaprakash in that i saw 4 types of pranayamas.
Swami Ramswarup: There is a wave nowadays to do asan and pranayaam and mostly the saints are earning money for the same. But in my view this all is harmful. Even in four Vedas there is no mention of such huge asans and pranayaam. The proof are Vedas and six shastras. Vyas Muni in his comments on Patanjali Yog Darshan sutra 2/46 (Sadhanpad) has advised padamasan, virasan, bhadrasan, swastik, dandasan, saupashreya, paryank, kraunchnishdan, hastinishdan, ustrnishdan, samsansthan, sthir, such asan and yatha sukh asan. Secondly Vyas Muni in sutra 2/49,50,&51 states that when perfect attainment on asan (asan siddhi) is achieved then pranayaam is done, i.e., now the breathing system is easily stopped . There are three types of pranayaam
1.Bahya, 2.Abhyanter, 3. Stambhvritti and when out and inner subjects are left then it is called fourth pranayaam. Rishi Patanjali as well as Muni Vyas 2/52 clarify that the pranayaam is only done to burn the illusion. And asans are done to begin the pranayaam. Patanjali Rishi and Vyas Muni say that when an aspirant needs no efforts to do asans and have attained the stage to concentrate mind/ chitta in Almighty God and asan are done easily automatically then it means the aspirant has got perfection in asan (asan siddhi). Now both the rishi concluded that asan and pranayaam are meant only to realize God and not to get good health or to finish the diseases etc. So mostly the present saints are earning the money and I think they have diverted the attention of people towards false health and have uprooted the real eternal knowledge of ashtang yoga philosophy, the aim of which was only to realize God. So it is very dangerous stage of the world. Yajurveda mantra 7/4 (and all Vedas) says "UPYAAMGRIHITAH ASI, URUSHAYA MAGHWAN SOMAM PAHI ANTAH YACHH" i.e., O! aspirant you have to do ashtang yoga practice, do pranayaam, and attain assets of yoga philosophy/salvation. So in Vedas and shastras there is no mention to do asan or pranayaam to attain good health. Good health will be automatically when you will do hard practice of ashtang yoga i.e., Yam, niyam, asan, pranayaam, pratyahar, dharna, dhyan and samadhi. Atharvaveda says that if anyone will steal little bit portion of yoga/Vedas knowledge then I will crush him by feet and will thus give them death punishment. I.e., for example a rat cuts a little bit portion of shirt and takes away the same then it is clear that rat has taken little bit portion not shirt in full. So is the case of ashtang yoga and Vedas knowledge. The most of present false yoga teachers who are against the Vedas have started teaching a little bit ashtang yoga portion (mainly asan, pranayaam, and meditation and even against Vedas and yoga shastra) to give them temptation of health etc. , whereas our Indian wrestlers have/had good health by doing Indian exercises, so we must not kill our eternal culture.

Raj Bhalla: I would greatly appreciate if you could please translate Matra 1, HYMN 115 of Rigveda, that goes like this, Om Chitram Devanamudgadnikam Chakshu Mitrsaye--.
Swami Ramswarup: OM CHITRAM DEVANAMUDGADNIKAM CHAKSHURMITRSAYA VARUNASYAAGNEHE.
AAPRAA DYAWAPRITHIVI ANTRIKSHAM SUYRA AATMA JAGATASTATHUSHASHCHA.

(Devta) subject of this mantra is Surya (God). So in this Rig-Veda mantra 1/115/1, the qualities of God have been described. Whatsoever exists in the world, except God, has limited qualities and where the unlimited qualities are concerned, He is only Almighty God. So only God has unlimited qualities and powers. The meaning is as under--- (Anikam) He who (God) can't be seen by eyes and is (Devanaam) to learned and (Mitrasya) to sun like a friend and (Varunsaya) to water and moon etc., (Agnehe) to electricity and fire etc., of all matters (Chakshuhu) is creator and enables us to see the same (chitram) wonderfully (Udgaat i.e., by utkarshtaha i.e., superiority/climax) is realized by superiority (i.e., when an aspirant realizes God after doing hard study of Vedas and practice of ashtang yoga and thus attaining Asampragyat Samadhi/ dharmmegh Samadhi as per yog shastra sutra 4/30,31,32).

(Suryah) i.e., sun, i.e., God who gives Vedas knowledge like sun, He is (Jagatah i.e., jangam) of movable world, (cha) and (Tasthushah i.e., charachar jagat) i.e., movable and immovable world (atma) i.e., antaryaami i.e., omnipresent and omniscient.

He who is (Aapraha) is filing in all respects (Antriksham) i.e., space (Dyawaprithivi) i.e., heavenly bodies and earth, i.e., God being omnipresent is present in space, heavenly bodies and earth too.

The idea is that the Almighty God is donor of knowledge of Vedas as sun who showers its rays of light to the universe. He is omnipresent and omniscient within movable and immovable world, which is complete in all respect i.e., matters, science, etc. So we have to worship the God having all the above qualities mentioned in the above Ved mantra. However, only few qualities of God are mentioned here, in fact God has unlimited qualities. The conclusion of mantra is - God can't be seen by eyes being formless, He is beyond description, Almighty, omniscient and omnipresent. The God is one who creates, nurses and destroys the universe and neither equivalent nor greater God is there, the God only awards the result of karmas to the human beings in the shape of pious deeds and sins resulting happiness and sorrows.

NOTE--- PATANJALI YOG DARSHAN PT II IS NOW READY, WHEREIN THE DESCRIPTION OF ABOVE (4/30,31,32) SUTRAS IS MENTIONED. THE BOOK CAN BE SENT ON DEMAND PLEASE.

Tanu: Where I can make temple in home. I don’t have extra space. People say we should not make temple in bedroom. Is it true? What can be done in that case?
Swami Ramswarup: Yajurveda mantra 40/5 says, " TADANTRSYA = TAT + SARVAYSA + ANTAH " I.E., Almighty God resides in the soul. Soul resides in body so God resides within body, where soul resides. Yajurveda mantra 31/19 says "PRAJAPATIHI GARBHE ANTAH CHARTI" , i.e, God resides in the soul but "DHEERAH PARIPASHYANTI" – the yogi, who studied Vedas and did hard practice of Ashtang Yoga, only realizes him.

Gurbani says, "MANN MANDARTAN BHESH KALENDAR, GHAT HI TEERTH NAHANVAN" i.e, our mann is a temple of God. Bhagwat Geeta shlok 18/61,"ISHWARAH SARVBHOOTANAAM HRIDESHE TISHATI," i.e., God resides in the heart of human body. According to Yajurveda mantra 40/8, though God is everywhere being Omnipresent but is realized always by above quoted complete yogi within him (heart). That is why one has to control his all chitta vrittis (various effects of outgoing and incoming thoughts as stated in Yog shatra sutra 1/2. So now it is up to an aspirant whether he considers temple made by God in his heart and follow path of Vedas or he makes own temple anywhere else outside the heart.

Archana: You said that there in no jadoo tona but then what about tantra pooja and its effect. It’s true and people get affected with that. If some positive power is there than negative power is also there. and negative power effect faster than the positive one. Hence how can we get over with that.
Swami Ramswarup: Yes negative and positive powers may be there. But in the spiritualism we have to overcome the negatives to reach or realize positive (truth). The light of sun is there, so who is empowered in the world to produce darkness, even a handful of darkness before the rising sun. I.e., negative power is destroyed by positive one. Actually in case of truth (positive), there is only one way of knowledge of four Vedas like a sun. But time being the knowledge of Vedas is being oversighted as told by Tulsidassji.

SHRUTI SAMAT HARI BHAKTI PATH SANJUT BIRATI BIBEK.
TEHIN NA CHALHIN NAR MOH BAS KALPAHIN PANTHANEK.

MEANING:
The path of worship and ascetism based on the eternal philosophy of Vedas, has been oversighted due to the world by attachment and have made so many new paths at their own. So when God has not preached jadoo tona etc., in Vedas. So one should try to forget being negative.

Raja: What is Sthul Sharir , Suksma Sharir , Karan Sharir and Pran Sharir. I have read in many books but fail to understand this term.
Swami Ramswarup: Sthul Sharir = the body developed by food (in jagrat awastha) and is being seen by eyes. Sukshma Sharir is of one of five vital airs (five prann), five senses, five suksham bhoot and mann and buddhi. Karan Sharir = within which the sound sleep is observed (Shushupti Awastha) fourth is Turiya Sharir within which a yogi realizes merriment attaining salvation.

Vitali Yaroveyev: What Hindu child ought to do with her calf's ("milky") tooth, when it drop out: to throw away, to keep and collect or to perform certain rite (something like ancient British folk-custom to throw children's teeth, those were fallen out, into domestic fire-place, for example)? Is there the prescription or the mention about it in Vedas, Smrtis or Tantras, or verbal popular custom? All that exists is interacting: from earth-element up to Brahman. Samskaras consecrate stages of lifetime. Personal experience of your childhood would be best answer to my question!
Swami Ramswarup: Nothing is to be done please being natural phenomenon. Similarly, as in the case of nail, hair cutting etc. However, holy Yagya with Ved mantras can be organized.

Prashant Bhatt: Which pranayam is good for cardiac diseases like Blockage?
Swami Ramswarup: First of all one should go to medical authorities for full examination and treatment. Medical authorities can never be ignored. Because God Himself has preached in Vedas to take advice and medicine and medical authorities. In second step one should do asan and pranayaam under instruction of a yogi, who knows Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy. So kindly seek a perfect Yogi locally to learn pranayaam in person.

Prakash: Is fear totally negative or it can serve any useful purpose in spirituality?
Swami Ramswarup: Fear is due to illusion. When an aspirant follow a true path of Vedas, yaj, ashtang yoga practice then automatically fear is over one day. Fear is never useful. One should live happily without any fear and everybody even, wish for the same. Fear is due to sin also, so one should always avoid bad and unpious deeds. One should never do the deed for which he feels fear and shame. For this very purpose we must always listen/study Vedas, perform holy yagya and practice of ashtang yoga.

Preethy: My mind is always wavering....also I am not getting any peace...worrying about some or other problems, even though problem is very small? What is the mantra for getting a job?
Swami Ramswarup: There is no any mantra as asked by you. Self hard working, concentration and devotion always give sweet result. So please try your level best to seek job and God helps always those who help themselves. In addition one should always do havan and name jaap of almighty God to get blessings.

Abhijit Jadhav: What is the exact meaning of gurukul?
What is the meaning of guru and kul?
Swami Ramswarup: Guru gives education and good advices. But when word Gurukul is concerned then gurukul means institution where acharya, learned of Vedas and yoga philosophy, used to preach the knowledge of Sanskrit and Vedas to the students. So guru means acharya and KUL means tribe. This tribe is of an acharya and not of parents. Actually there are two types of birth. First birth is from mother and father, which is not considered good until the boy or daughter goes to acharya to take diksha of Vedci education yaj etc. When one goes to an acharya and gets diksha then it means he has taken second birth and therefore is called "Dwij" ('Dwi' means second and 'ja' means birth. After becoming Dwij, his first birth is also considered good. In second birth acharya becomes spiritual father. Saamveda mantra 744 states , "I pray the immortal God who was worshipped before by my father (acharya)." Rigveda 1/149/5 throw the light that first janam is given by mother and father and second by an acharya. So Gurukul is the institution where all dwij take Vedic education from an acharya. For example Yogeshwar Krishna and Sudama both studied Vedas in gurukul of Sandeepan Rishi.

Ashok Uppal: I watch astha t.v programme which is religious programme and when we talk about reincarnation all saints say it is true and it happens but they also say if you have done good deeds then you will stay in heavenly planet or another beautiful place which is far better than the earth when your time is finished then you will come back to the earth, and our Swami Maharaji said the same thing. Please comment.
Swami Ramswarup: If reincarnation means avtar then according to Vedas it is not true please. Yes, soul takes another body after death according to good or bad deeds. The birth is on earth on again to face the result of karmas.

Abhijit P: Is there any mention about inter-caste marriages in GEETA? What spirituality suggests to go for inter-caste marriage or not? Does it affect the spirit of ancestors?
Swami Ramswarup: In Vedas there is no caste system by birth. It is according to qualities. So intercaste marriages are always according to Vedas and can be performed. However, qualities of boys and girls are checked before marriage. So, suitable match is allowed to marry.

Virendra: What is third eye?
Swami Ramswarup: Third eye is knowledge of soul, prakriti and God. So he who does hard worship like study of Vedas, Yagya and Ashtang Yoga, he gains knowledge and realizes almighty God. Such yogi is called to be in possession of third eye i.e., knowledge.

Nandkishor Sakorkar: I would like to know what pitrudosha means and how to nullify anti effects of pitrudosha. Which mantra help to overcome pitudosha and evil trouble?
Swami Ramswarup: Pitridosh is nothing please. However, he who does not serve the alive parents, can be told to have Pitridosh.

Tapsi: I have been attending your yearly yagya for purana ahuti since a few yrs. Inspite of your repeated reminders I have not been able to start doing the havan, regularly at home . This is partly due to my negligence and partly due the disinterest of my family. In the coming few months I will probably be going to a hostel to study due to which it will be even more difficult to do it. Is there any way to worship the almighty which is equivalent to performing havan? {eg. reciting the mantaras}
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you for a long happy life. You may remember the havan mantra by heart and in first instance you may recite within your heart. Then surely God will help you. You may ask me the details when you will come here. Yoga shivir is being held from 23rd April and yagya from 30th April to second week of June.

Anurag: According to tradition, where should a girl give birth to her first child? Should it be in her mother's house? In South India, this is the tradition, but I am not so sure about the tradition in Northern parts. What do the Ved say?
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas say that every holy deed must be performed at husband's house, please.

Roopal: Is havan different for women and men?
Swami Ramswarup: Men and women both are entitled to perform havan.

Sanjay Shilal: Can a person smoke on vrat specially on navratra vrat?
Swami Ramswarup: Smoking is always prohibited please because it is harmful for the health and spiritual life.

Jyoti Verma: It is said that unless a person dont get diksha directly from guru he cannot know the truth. I had attended satsang and touched the feet of guru but I dont get diksha and didnt realised the truth soon after but after 4 or 5 yrs I came to know the truth by hearing srimadbhagwat katha on TV. What will you say about it that if I need diksha or not? What matters most selfrealisation by anyway or only by the way said usually?
Swami Ramswarup: One has to follow the eternal path of Vedas knowledge. Vedas' knowledge emanates direct from God. So God in Vedas preaches to seek a Yogi to take diksha, without which nothing is possible. The yogi must know Vedic and ashtang yoga philosophy.

Amit: I am told that brahmacharya is celibacy by thought, word and deed plus a way of life attached towards God. But I have also heard that, in the brahmacharya stage of life or while practising it, one should not trim nails, cut or shave hair anywhere in the body. In fact, on the whole, body shouldnot undergo any artificial change. Is that true?
Swami Ramswarup: In the ancient time it was true. The brahmchari used to study under guidance of an acharya in gurukul. They used to adopt brahmcharya up to 24 years, 44 years and 48 years. Thereafter they were married and used to shave. But now a days it has become difficult due to school, college, and universities modern atmosphere.

Amit: This is a question about the AIDS disease. Vedas say that during creation, 84 lakh kinds of species are also created. The HIV Virus infecting humans were detected in 1980s. Does that mean that HIV virus is only a recent phenomenon, because one cannot find any such occurences of HIV virus infecting humans, from scriptures such as puranas etc. So can you give some information on the creation of organisms like HIV virus in the light of Vedas?
Swami Ramswarup: All kind of Virus are always in the world. But the virus are developed there where the facilites are invited. In the past the people were habitual to follow brahmcharya and to do pious deds. So the people were healthy and had healthy virus to fight against the problems. Now a days mostly the bodies are not containing healthy virus to fight against the diseases.

Amit: Finally, a theological doubt. I recently spoke with few persons from Krishna conciousness movement. They say that God is both personal with form and impersonal without form simultaneously and also personal aspect is the basis of impersonal one. What do you have to say about their conclusions, since I see you very often quote from the Vedas that God is without form and is everywhere? What do you think about their movement?
Swami Ramswarup: This is not the matter that I , you, he or anybody what say? Matter is this that what is the truth and with which proof. As regards proof Vedas and shastras ask Ved mantra as a proof to determine truth in token. Vedas do not speak about God to be in a form. God is formless, omnipresent, creates, nurses and destroy the universe Himself without any assistance. However if anybody has made his own way, he can go ahead at his own.

Shashwat Pandey: What is the significance of Manu Smriti, in Hinduism. I could not find any link Manu Smriti in Vedas.
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas are eternal knowledge whereas Manusmriti has been written by Maharishi Manu in this creation. So how the reference of Manusmriti can be made available in eternal Vedas. However, Manu studied Vedas from a Rishi as is also mentioned in Bhagwat Geeta shlok 4/1. after studying Vedas Manu wrote Manusmriti based on Vedas' knowledge.

Prabhakar Srivastava: Please advise us a shubh date and time for an operation.
Swami Ramswarup: As per Vedas specially Atharvaveda mantra 4/35/4, one can even overcome from death if he utilizes every day for performing yagya and name jaap of God etc.,so every second ,or day etc., is pious. Because everything has been made by God. If we do sin on any day then the day is bad for us. So we must always do pious deeds, then our days will remain always pious.

Rajani Sharma G: So many days am thinking of this corner. that means am not following nasthikavada. karma is divided into agami, sanchitamu, prarabdamu. that means what we have to experience is , done by ours. one should follow according to their karma. "avasyam anubhoktavyam' then what"s the role of God? a person is sole victim. then he should perform his kriya. what"s the effort to do puja? dana, santhi , homa puja, will nullify his papa karma? if he or she will not carry papa after reforming this rituals? is it escape? if the person thinks like this "my papaprashalana finish in this janma only. so i don"t want to scold anybody,though the children or husband or anybody) giving troubles, i should not open my mouth.these are , my purvajanma papa. that"s why am facing." is this right way of thinking? my other query how to live in this comercial world? if my parents offer any amount of money can i take this money? i refused it. they are feeling very bad. but i don"t want carry runa. if anybody offer me , something somehow i want to give it back by doing some work, iam not rich, so i use to do physical work. please clarify my doubts.please inform me any ashram , with out the help of any body to lead life in latter days..
Swami Ramswarup: First of all the God is a Supreme judge who awards the result of karmas. Suppose judge is not there then sins can be faced by a gentleman or pious deeds can give benefit to a sinner. Secondly worship kills the all karmas and nothing then is to face and the aspirant attains salvation. Yaj, agnihotra, yogabhyas surely kills the past live's sins, but the sins being done in the present life will have to be faced. No sin is excused being the law of God in the Vedas. But actually when an aspirant starts performing holy yaggya, name jaap, yoga practice/worship in a real eternal direction by an acharya, then the sins are burnt and aspirant gradually also becomes unable to do sins. Actually you're discussing the matter about sins etc., but practically you're not indulged in performing agnihotra, listening of Vedas, name jaap and ashtang yoga practice, so your doubt is natural that agnihotr etc., is done to escape from sins. But this is not the reality. Actually only agnihotr and daan etc., mentioned above by you are not enough. The pious deeds and all karmas are mentioned in Vedas and Vedas emanates from God. God being a supreme judge has taught us in the Vedas as to how to face any problem justicably. So in your personal matter also a learned of Vedas has to listen both sides to give justice. Offer from your parents must always be appreciated. But demands from parents must be avoided. Your views are appreciated to do hard work, if possible please send your bio data in detail for consideration.

Gulshan Aggarwal: I have some doubt regarding the spirtual phenomenon that game of life is like a drama where God is the Director, Writer, Producer, Editor, Censor, Judge and all in all of this drama. He decides the time of entry and exit. Creatures play role on the stage of life as per the directions given by the God. Those who please God by their good acting their roles get elevations and better roles to play.
Swami Ramswarup: No please, God is not director etc. If he is director then there is no sin because then we will have to do all the bad deeds aslo under his guidance, which is quite impossible. Vide yajurveda mantra 40/8, God is almighty, purest, away from any sin etc., omnipresent, omniscient, gives the knowledge of four Vedas. As per yajurveda mantra 7/48, we all are free to do good or bad deeds but result is awarded by God according to deeds. He has given the knowledge of Vedas wherein there are preaches not to do sin. If anybody does sin he has to face the consequences.

God decides rebirth according to our good or bad deeds. If we follow His teachings of Vedas then He gives merriment and aspirant attains salvation finishing the cycle of death and birth. So God never gives any directions to anybody. Not good acting but pious deeds according to Vedas please. Acting is always harmful being artificial. God resides within all. And He every time looks every action and no one can cheat him.

Gulshan Aggarwal: My doubt is that there are negative roles also to be played in the drama of life and when the God is all in all why negative roles are said to be bad even if the the person concerned plays that role to the best of his abilities. If we play negative roles to properly in the name of the God, are they worthy of getting his grace and the player of the role will get better roles to play in his future lives.
Swami Ramswarup: To the best of abilities, depends if abilities have base of preaches of four Vedas, then no problem arises. Negative means against the Vedas which is strictly prohibited, please.

Yogesh: I would like to ask you something regarding Bhagavat Gita. In Bhagavat Gita Sri.Krishna tells to Arjuna to fight but again he says that one should follow non-violence(16 chap). I could'nt understand the purpose of his saying so.
Swami Ramswarup: There are four types of varnn (class) --- brahmin, kshatriye, vaishye and shudra. Vedas is a knowledge direct from God wherein the duties have accordingly been entrusted. But remember that there is no caste system in the Vedas, of now a days. Bhagwat Geeta is a Vedic preach. So duty of kshatriye is to fight, to save the nation in a war, but remaining classes always need help from khastriye or warrior-a king. Brahmin has to shower mercy. So Geeta's preach is for all classes accordingly. If a warrior will do mercy in a war then he will become sinner. And when he kills the enemies it means he is doing pious deeds. So non-violence is for brahmin, who knows Vedas and does yagya and hard pratice of yoga. So the all type of knowledge is to be attained by all and is therefore also was given by Shri Krishna but Arjuna being warrior was not entitled to non-violence during war or to maintain justice.

Sonali: According to Ved, we have only one God for every people or every religion then why in our Hindu religion we do worship of so many Gods?
Swami Ramswarup: If there is no sun rise, naturally there will remain always darkness. So is the case of above worship. i.e., due to non-study of Vedas from learned, spiritual master of Vedas, people have become innocent and do not know the true preaches of true Almighty God, who is one, was one and will remain always one. Neither anybody took birth nor will take birth, equivalent to the said God. He is almighty, omnipresent, omniscient, formless, creates, nurses and destroy the universe. So there is a great need of study of Vedas to overcome the present illusion. Shri Ram, Shri Krishna, Mata Sita, ancient rishi-munis were all followers of God given knowledge of Vedas only. We have also to follow the same.

Sonali: In other religion there is boundation to do worship of so many Gods, according to them this is wrong, so they like to do worship of only one Almighty (Ved mention it) but in Hinduism this is not wrong. Why?
Swami Ramswarup: Sun, moon etc., are created by God. But in films, so many times the artificial sun, moon trees, fruits, etc., are created which are seemed to be original, but truly those are not original, and can never even. After Mahabhart war the preaches of Vedas were started to be finished. With the result people made their own paths to worship against the Vedas. Tulsi ramayna in this connection also says---
Marg soi jaa kahun joi bhava. Pandit soi jo gaal bajawa.
Mithyaarambh dhambh rat joi. Taa kahun sant kahii sab koi.

Meaning: In kaliyug mostly the people adopt the path of worship which suits them according to own choice. He is termed to be a learned who boats. He who is proud, accept falsehood indulges in deceit, he is termed as famous saint.

Shruti samat hari bhakti path sanjut birati bibek.
Tehin na chalhin nar moh bas kalpahin panth anek.
Meaning: The path of worship and ascetism based on the eternal philosophy of Vedas, has been oversighted due to the world by attachment and have made so many new paths at their own.

Rupali Desai: Is any Vastushastra related matter was described in Vedas?
Swami Ramswarup: No please. But architecture subject is there.

V K Batra: Can an addict become a normal person and have interest in Vedas?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please. Where there is a will, there is a way. But firm decision, concentration, devotion and hard struggle/ working are needed. A spiritual master, who knows Vedas, is also required to guide.

Annapoorna: Please suggest ways of handling problems in married life.
Swami Ramswarup: You must be brave. First you still try to shower your heartiest love to your husband. Do your duties gently. Be always polite and sweet spoken to everybody. Do daily prayer to God to help you in the matter. So please first try to discharge your duties faithfully and wait for the good result. My blessings to you for a long happy life. If possible you must do daily jaap of Gaytri mantra.

Vaibhav Jadhav : I am interested in studies of Vedas & also in Kundlini Jagruti. So please guide me about Kundlini jagruti? How can I make it possible?
Swami Ramswarup: Normally nowadays it is said that Kundalini Jagran can be done within three months or at a stipulated time, but according to Vedas this is not true. For the kundalini jagran study of Vedas, Yagya, and hard practice of ashtang yoga is necessary. A spiritual master in this regard is also required.

S. Deviprasad: We would like to perform CHANDI HOMAM at our home. Can you guide us on the steps to be taken for performing the same?
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas is a knowledge direct from Almighty God, who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. I believe in one God only. Therefore, sorry I do not know about chandi homam, please.

Raja: As you said Soul leaves the body and goes to the space for about 12-13 days. So my question is what do that Soul experience during those 12-13 days and whether that Soul can see their family members who are suffering or missing him/her due to his / her death?
Swami Ramswarup: Soul gets no any experiences because soul has no eye, ear etc., soul's body had already been cremated. Soul will get experience after rebirth.

Dinesh: Is there any mantra or puja of any God or any other way that can help reduce mental depression and bad luck in this life?
Swami Ramswarup: There is only one God to worship who is formless, creates,nurses and destroy the universe. And again creates. In Vedas God Himself and in shastras the ancient Rishis have preached that peace is only attained when a person worships God as well as disharges all moral duties. Only property/money cannot serve the purpose. You're therefore advised to learn how to perform yagya, daily holy name of God to repeat and yoga asan-meditation. Please seek a local perfect spiritual master who knows Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy to learn the said worship. Being away I can't teach you. However I have written many spiritual books but I will advice you must study my book named "YAJ KARAM SHARVSHRESTH ISHWAR POOJA" wherein the procedure to perform the yagya with Ved mantras is mentioned. The book is in Hindi.

Pankaj: In some traditional brahmin families, girls and women are not allowed to cut their hair. Have the Vedas applied this ban on hair cut or is this ban anti-Vedic? Can the unmarried girl or a suhag woman even get her head shaved if she so desires without attracting Vedic admonition?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please, Vedas do not allow girl or woman to cut the hair. However man is allowed.

rahul: I want to know are there any Vedas teaching schools or person as you said to gain knowledge guru is a must. I am very keen to get acquainted with Vedic knowledge. I am member of aryasamaj and I read 'satyarth prakash'.
Swami Ramswarup: My dear Rahul my blessings to you. I am glad that you attend Arya Samaj. You may ask this question with a purohit of a arya Samaj who may be knowing a local institution or an acharya, who will guide you. My blessings are with you. Please do havan daily. All Vedas clearly state that havan /Yagya is the best worship of the God. Aa well as is the best pious deed.

Rahul : When is your next ashtang yog camp and its duration?
Swami Ramswarup: YOGA CAMP WILL BE HELD IN THE LAST WEEK OF APRIL, 06 FOR A WEEK. LODGING AND BOARDING IS FREE BUT VOLUNTARILY DONATION IS ACCEPTED.

David: Your website is very informative and I appreciate your and your teams effort in putting all the information together. Swamiji I have a muslim friend who says that Prophet Muhammad is mentioned by name in different parts of Vedas. I request you to kindly go through this information and tell me if all the references point to prophet muhammad.
Swami Ramswarup: My dear David nameste to you. Vedas have no individual names, please and has no any story even. There are three types of preach--- knowledge(science in Rigveda), deeds (type of all moral duties in yajurveda) and Upasana (worship in Saamveda) and medical science including extra detailed knowledge of God in Atharvaveda. This may be known that when we study mathematics then we study the fundamental of formula etc., and no personal name or any story. Vedas is a knowledge emanates direct from God at the time of unsexual creation.

Such question was also sent to me on this web site. The gentle man mentioned atharvaveda mantra number 20/127/ 1 quoting word NARASHANSA, he said that its meaning is Respected Hazrat Muhammad Sahib, who will take avtar. The meaning of Narashansa is he who is adorable by all human beings.This meaning is told by an ancient Muni Yaska, in his holy Granth Nirukta 9/6, he says in Sanskrit, "YEN NARAH PRASHANSYANTE SAH NARASHANSO MANTRAH", ITS MEANING IS THAT by whom the men are praised that mantra is called Narashasa mantra. The devta of this Atharvaveda mantra NARASHANSA. Accordingly the meaning in the above mantra of word NARASHANSA is adorable God, who is always praised by human beings. This pious word NARASHANSA has been quoted in other Vedas also, for example Rigveda mantra 1/18/9 is NARASHANSAM SUDHRISHTMAM APASHYAM SA PRATHASTAMAM. DIVO NA SADMAMAKHSAM.

The meaning is, "I (na) like the light from sunlight emitting heavenly bodies, (sadmamkhsam) in all human beings and other living creatures reside, (Saprathastamam) who is omnipresent with all the biggest space and other maters, (sudrishtamam) who holds the creration well, (narashansam) who is adorable/praised by all human beings, i.e., God., (apashyam) is realized by me. So is the meaning of above quoted mantra which had already been explained by me on this site. However, it is to be noted that God is always realized by controlling all senses, perceptions and mind by virtue of daily eternal worship and hard practice of ashtang yoga.

Biren Chokshi: How the calculation of time in Vedas and what is importance of eyes dipper (called pal) in Hindi or in Gujarati? What is the importance of mahurt and how it derived in Vedas?
Swami Ramswarup: The calculation of time in Vedas are from sun and moon, please. Moon has Krishna paksh and shulk paksh each of 15 days. And so is the sun from which month and time is known.

Every creation has its own importance. If there would have been no pal (eyelid) then there would have been no rest of eye's pupil and no sound sleep with closed eyes, no merriment while embracing son, daughter or any other etc. And there are so many signs are created with closed eyes and even with open eyes.

In Rigveda mantra 1/164/12 there is knowledge of KSHANN (moment of time), Muhurat , prahar, ahoratr, week and month. The earth moves round the sun from which days and night are made, which are called ahoratr. From this 8 prahar (I prahar= 3 hours) and 30 muhurats are made. In one ahoratr there are 24 hours.

Rahul: In one of your replies you have mentioned that the knowledge of Gita was not given to Arjuna in the middle of battle. I too agree that it is not possible to give such a lecture in battle field. But in your Gita Rahasya you have mentioned that Vyas muni has depicted that the Gita was given in middle of battlefield. Also in Gita is mentioned that the rath of Arjuna was in battlefield. Please clarify. I would like to know where this lecture was given.
Swami Ramswarup: The knowledge of Bhagwat Geeta is a part of Mahabhart as you already know. But when translation of any shlok of Geeta is done then the words and meanings are used as per the shlok. But reality is mentioned in my book.

Vandana: I was doing meditation for past one and half month due to some family problem I could not continue now again I have started but now I am able to do as I used to meditate for 2 to 3 hours.
Swami Ramswarup: In the worship of the God/ meditation there come obstacles which are also explained in Yog shastra sutra 1/30. So an aspirant must overcome the obstacle and he must never discontinue the worship. Please try to study Yog shastra the description of which in Hindi has been written by me and can be sent on receipt of your postal address.

Kavitha: I would like to know the meaning for the name Ashwanth and whether it's a good one to name my son who is to be born in July 2006.
Swami Ramswarup: Ash = to spread, want = sense of possessed of. So Aswant means he who is spread able. So in good sense one must spread his good qualities. So name is having good sense.

Dinesh: First of all I would like to thank you for spreading the teachings of Vedas and Yoga. Your website is very impressing and full of knowledge. My question is "How to become stronger Physically, Mentally and Spiritually." I have been doing exercises for 4 years now and trying to practice Bharamcharya. Please tell me the ways to attain physical strength (Muscles) like Bheem and other Indian Wrestlers. I want to become big and strong physically.
Swami Ramswarup: Thanking you, please. First of all your decision must be firmed to achieve your target please. Secondly we all must know that everything is given by God based on our own deeds. Bheem was kshtriya to protect the nation. All Pandavs used to do worship of God daily and pray to God to give them mental and physical strength. They used to listen Vedas and do agnihotr/Yagya daily to pray God to bless them. So please do the needful you also. Please also seek a Guru locally who will teach you wrestling and exercise to build muscles. Yes you're already right to say about Brahmcharya, which is 100% necessary. I am writing a book on Brahmchray which may be completed within month and can be sent on your demand please.

Parmendar Kumar: What confuses me is that there are so many Gods in the Hindu religion, it is difficult to know who to pray to? I spoke to Krsna Consciouness Socity recently and they say not to pray to any other God except Krishna. I am fine with this. However, when Shivratri comes around - should I pray to Shiva? When Navratri comes around, should I ignore Shiva and pray to Rama? When Ganesha Festival comes, should I ignore everyone and pray to Ganesha? Could you please help me to clarify this confusion?
Swami Ramswarup: Your question is great, I have answered such questions so many times on this web site. There is only one Almighty God. Actually about God, God knows Himself only. For example you know yourself until you tell about yourself the other people will not be knowing you. Similarly if God do not tell about Him then how anyone will be able to know Him? Actually there is a philosophy of origin of Vedas. This philosophy is also on this web site and I would request you to study the full philosophy. If you're not in a position to trace then I shall paste it next time. In short I the beginning of the earth God originates a philosophy of four Vedas in the heart of four rishis. Afterwards the Rishis-Munis who get the knowledge traditionally have been preaching the Vedas. In Vedas there is only one formless God who is almighty, omnipresent, omniscient, beyond calculation and beyond imagination, He creates, nurses and destroys the universe. This all has been preached by God in Vedas. In Vedas there is method of worship and the philosophy of karmas etc. and even whole knowledge of creation, science , karmas , upasana, etc. So, God has given His name, qualities, nature, deeds, etc., in Vedas. We have to obey the preach of Vedas emanates direct from God. And we must worship only one formless Almighty God, who creates, nurse and destroys the universe and who is only the Commander of the universe to rule.

A K Singh: I came to know lot of facts about Ved and present days practices of spritual leaders spreading spurious knowledge in the society. In present days lot of shops has open for Vastu Shastra. I request from you to enlighten us for Vastushastra in Ved. When earth is abode of God and his own creation is there any Vastu correction is required.
Swami Ramswarup: The Vastu Shastra which is being told now a days is not mentioned in Vedas please. Sorrows and happiness is always due to the result of our past lives' good or bad deeds. However Vedas tell about architecture, engineering, and advice to build house where sufficient air, cross ventilation and light is made available. Our ancient Rishis Munis lived in cave and got peace. In cave there was no rule of Vastu Shastra, etc.

Assam Rao: Dear swamiji what is Shaheed? Who is called Shadeed? And on what basis? Is it in Hindu believe?
Swami Ramswarup: A solider dies while protecting his country, poor, fight to maintain justice, he is called Shaeed.

Subodh Gupta: We have started performing a havan of one mala of Gayatri Mantra(108beads), daily, at our home because we are facing lots of problems financially and physically. This is to purify the atmosphere and eliminate the bad aura. Are we doing the right thing? Please also guide us about the powers of the holy Gayatri Mantra. Is it correct to perform the havan daily?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please. You have been doing great worship of God by performing havan, which will be sure beneficial for you. The best worship in Vedas is to perform the havan with Ved mantras. The meaning of gayatri mantra is placed in the beginning of this web site. I have written a book in Hindi on yagya with procedure to perform havan. The book contains Ved mantra with description in Hindi. The book can be sent on your demand please. Havan is not only to purify the atmosphere but it is the best worship of God also.

Sanjay Paliwal: Is it compulsory to see panchang to fix the marriage date or its depend on us whether we choose any date?
Swami Ramswarup: In Vedas the marriage is held on any suitable date. Panchang, etc. has not been mentioned in Vedas.

Swati Yajnil: I live in America. There are 'Grand Canyons' in America. There are many hills here and the hills are known by Hindu God's name like, Shiva's hill, Brahma's hill, Vishnu's hill. Lord Shankar lives in Himalaya. So, I would like to suggest Lord Shiv's name for Mount Everest. Natraj Shikhar, Shiv shikhar, etc. How do you like it?
Swami Ramswarup: A God is always realised within human body. So, better if we control our vrittis within our body to realize God. Secondly, better if we remember the holy name of God, please. However your views according to your thinking are good. But I would advice that yogs means who has control his ideas within him and has stopped vrittis by hard practice of yoga to realize God and get permanent peace.

Roopal: How can I obtain better judgement about things, people. I want to be around people who are equally spiritual and knowledgeable about our religion so I can learn more as well.
Swami Ramswarup: This requires a great study of four Vedas and hard practice of ashtang yoga under a guidance of spiritual master, please.

Amar: Please let me know different types of yug and what was there in each respective yug?
Swami Ramswarup: Manusmriti give the proof in its chapter one that present time of the earth is 7th Manvantar up till now 6 manvantar have passed. Those are Swayambhar, Swarochisch, Ottmi, Tamas, Ryivat and Chakshash, know its 7th manvantar.

71 chaturyugi = 1 manvantar.

There are four yug--- Satyug, Treta, Dwapur and Kaliyug.

Satyug = 17 lakhs 28 thousands years
Treta = 12 lakhs 96 thousands years
Dwapur = 8 lakhs 64 thousands years
Kaliyug = 4 lakhs 32 thousands years

The total of four Yugas comes to be 43 lakhs and 20 thousands years which is equal to one Chaturyugi. 71 Chaturyugi i.e., 30 crore 67 lakhs and 20 thousands years equal to one Manvantar and 6 Manvantar have yet passed whose calculation comes to one Arab 84 crore 30 lakhs and 20 thousands years. This is 7th Manvantar and 28 Chaturyugi and the present Kaliyug has passed its time of 5002 years. So up till now the age of the earth and Vedas is one Arab 96 crore 8 lakhs 53 thousands and 2 years. Bhagwat Geeta shlok 8/17 also says about this fact.

Bipin Badheka: Swamiji, according to Vedas, there is one almighty GOD as per whose wish this universe is running, but who created this GOD? OUR GOD came from where and how he obtained this immense power to create this universe including number of stars, sun, planets etc.? Could you guide please.
Swami Ramswarup: In this connection Kapil Muni in his Samkhya Shastra sutra 1/32 states, "Mule-Mulabhawat- Amulam Mulam", the idea of said sutra is there do not exist root of root. i.e., Almighty God is a reason of creation but there is no reason (root) of creating God. Suppose somebody has made (reason) the God then the builder will be considered God. And this process will have no end, which is not possible. So in Vedas there are three matters which are reasonless, God, souls and prakriti, which are eternal and reasonless, i.e., nobody has created them. That is why, in Yajurveda mantra 2/26 the God has been stated "SWAYAMBHU" i.e., eternal and reasonless. God is omnipresent and the law or system do not apply in respect of God to come and go etc. He is called Almighty, so He has all eternal powers of creation, nursing and destruction etc., etc., automatically. He is independent and needs no assistant, being Almighty. He has unlimited qualities/powers, that is why He is called that He is beyond imagination, beyond calculation and beyond description.

Mukesh: Why we celebrate SHIV RATRI occasion?
Swami Ramswarup: This festival is celebrated according to puran. It is stated that Shivji Maharaj and Parvati were married this day. However, it is not mentioned in Vedas. Whereas Vedas tells about one formless almighty, omnipresent and omniscient God who creates, nurses, destroys and again creates universe.

Sagar Anmalla: I am interested to come and learn personally yoga from you.
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please you're always welcome. As per Vedas/shastras the ashtang yoga philosophy is learnt personally. Otherwise may be harmful. All must obey the Vedas. So it should be learnt personally. Secondly in Yog Shastra also while commenting Vyas Muni says, "Veden Yogah", i.e., until Vedas are learnt and spread yoga philosophy is of no use. For example if one praises his children and loves, nurses them properly but does not praise and care about his parents then surely he has created a sin. Because he was born with the blessings of his parents and then he became able and marry and see his children. So without yoga there is no any existence of yoga philosophy. Atharvaveda mantra 12/5/40 strictly warn not to take piece meal education from Vedas, which is oftenly is being done specially in the case of ashtang yoga philosophy. One should first praise and spread the eternal knowledge of Vedas and then tell about yoga subject. Lodging and boarding are free please. However donation will be accepted cheerfully.

Swati Yajnil: If there is no name of 'Mount Everest ' in Vedas, I would like to suggest that we should give a good 'Sanskarut 'name of Mount Everest. I have one name, ' Heem Shikhar'. How do you like it?
Swami Ramswarup: Though your name is good but it will always be considered as common noun because every shikhar of himalaya or anywhere in world is full of him (ice). The proper name is required please.

Anonymous: I am having good feelings while meditating.
Swami Ramswarup: Whatever you're experiencing inside while meditating is good and you must continue meditation. While meditating sometimes spiritual good experiences and sometimes thoughts full of illusion occur. So one should be careful and should try to take advises accordingly to know the fact. Actually when aspirant starts meditation in his mind, thoughts about materialistic articles of the universe arise which is in Yoga shastras is called VITARAK SAMPRAGYAT SAMADHI when it is continued firmly and daily then it is overcome and next stage starts. So please continue the real meditation to overcome your thoughts.

Geeta Singhaniya: We don’t know why God is giving us problems.. My mother is a noble lady. So tell me what should I do. I also want to maintain the positive approach towards life.
Swami Ramswarup: I think Ved truly states that Yagya, jaap of holy name of God, while discharging moral duties, always help and protect. Please try to remember both times gayatri mantra with its meaning and it will be better if you could perform havan from Gayatri mantra daily. As regards God in Vedas it is said SHAM NAH ARYAMA , the mantra is big but I am writing in her short. ARYAMA means SUPREME JUDGE. In Yajurveda mantra 7/48 it is preached that we are free to do any deed good or bad but result is always awarded by God accordingly. If In some cases new bad deeds arise, (may be the case of your beloved father by hidden enemy, then even enemy will be punished by God). So God can never be blamed. However, YOUR mother IS GREAT AND I THINK THERE ARE GOOD AFFECTS ON YOU OF YOUR spiritual hearted MOTHER. Actually the Vedas are eternal knowledge direct from God and I would really like to refer my Vedic article to know the real picture of spiritualism, please. Please go through the article and then put your question if any. I would also like to advice you to study my two or three books on Yoga, Yaj karam Sarvshresth Ishwar pooja and Geeta which will be sent to you ,free of cost which really give you and your mother a peace. All books are in Hindi, please but two books on Yoga--- YOGA A DIVINE VEDAS PHILOSOPHY are in English. Actually when we say pious deeds the knowledge of pious deeds are obtained from Vedas. And the best pious deeds is to perform Yagya. the meaning of Yagya are three. i.e., to do services of mother, father, atithi, acharya, and God (detailed description is in book), to take spiritual and worldly true knowledge from acharya and third is donation towards true path. So your daily jaap of Gayatri mantra and havan thereof and study of above quoted book will inspire you to do pious deeds and surely give peace to your whole family. This pious eternal deed will be enlightening you towards a bright future.

Stephanie: Hindus : Origin and observance of birth?
Swami Ramswarup: Not in Hinduism only but eternal Vedas philosophy of Vedas clearly states about rebirth, please. I am trying to write a book on rebirth and will be sent to you in due course on receipt of your postal address.

The word Hindu used for whole of the citizens live in India across Sindhu River. This word first time used by Greeks and Unanis thereafter Arabian and Farsis used this word so in reality Hindu means all the citizens whether Sikh, Muslim, Christian or others are called Hindus. Just like in America all type of citizens live there but are called citizens of USA. Now a days it is called that Vedas, shastras, Geeta Ramayan and some other holy books of Sanskrit languages are related to Hindus. Vedas are the ancient holy knowledge of the world given direct from God always at the time of creation. I have written a lot about this and would request you to please read full concerned web site. However, shunya (zero) is created but God is not made by anybody else instead Almighty God creates universe. Shunya is also space, which is also created by God. So God is above space beyond calculation, beyond imagination and beyond description. Yet God has unlimited qualities for example Yajurveda mantra 40/8 says that God is everywhere, He has no shape, no nervous system, nobody can make hole in Him, He is Almighty and does not require any assistance from anybody else. He is eternal, self sufficient, can not be seen with eyes, beyond mind, He creates universe, nurses and destroy and again nurses and again creates. Just a small portion of His power creates universe and His great quality is also this that the whole universe which is seen by us is nothing because the Almighty God is greater than this creation, He gives birth according to our deeds ( karmas) He is spectator of all karmas being omnipresent and omniscient, etc., etc., etc. that is the God has unlimited qualities and powers.

Vishal: Please tell me about my future.
Swami Ramswarup: Future is always based on past birth' deeds or is based on present pious deeds. Future is therefore in own hand, he who discharges his moral duties faithfully does hard deeds, pious deeds with full concentration, devotion and dedication, his future is always bright. One should attend satsang making time available to learn truth and know pious deeds to make future bright.

Rashmi Sahu: I would like to do Godbharai sanskar for my sister she is in her family way. I will not get leave in may when her 7th month is starting. Can it be done in 6th month. If yes please tell with havan what mantras to be uttered.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you all. In sixth month a Seemantonayan Sanskaar is performed and there are special mantras with sandhya mantras are recited. I shall try to send the mantras by post. However havan with daily sandhya mantras will also be beneficial.

Rahul: Who are the ashtavasus? How are they related to Indra?
Swami Ramswarup: The vasus are--- Agni, Prithivi, Vaayu, Antriksh, Aditya, Dyu, Chandrma and Nakashtra. As per Vedas the vasus are not related with indra. But is indra means soul then they are beneficial automatically for souls.

Rahul: If my name does not occur in any book, how do you know the meaning of my name?
Swami Ramswarup: The meanings are always calculated based on every alphabet duly connected with divine Sanskrit please. Because Sanskrit is the mother of all languages.

Ramesh Verma: What is the importance or significance of KALASH STHAPNA in the process of doing HAVAN?
Swami Ramswarup: Kalash is situated duly filled with water to protect any fire, i. e. to fight any fire occurring during the havan.

Sunil Kumar Sharma: What will be the future of my newly born son?
Swami Ramswarup: The future is always based on pious deeds, hard working towards right path. Now this is the time to give good education and sanskaar to the children by the parents and spiritual guru. Then the boy will be able in future to do the pious deeds with hard working. And accordingly his future will be built bright.

Rahul: Atharvaveda says dreams are false but in Valmiki Ramayan several places significance of dream is mentioned. Like Bharat had bad dreams when he was with his mama. It signified Dasarath's death. Similarly, some more dreams are mentioned. Doesn’t it contradict Atharvaveda?
Atharvaveda mantras say that dreams are painful and are as painful as arthritis' pain. But in the age of Bharat, Bharat loved his father a lot and Dashrath too. So in such cases telepathy system occurs. Dashrath had to go heavenly abode and surely he was also remembering Bharat and Bharat too. With the result Bharat saw painful dream. However to say that dreams are false is that if someone sees himself a king in the dream or any other dignitary but on awakening he will find himself as he was.

Rahul: I have finished reading Valmiki Ramayan send by you. Now I am reading your Gita Rahasya. I really get a strange sort of pleasure after reading your commentary... I feel like I am thirsty for more.... I am eagerly waiting for your next part of gita.... I have one suggestion, your gita pratahm bhbag has many spelling errors in shlokas and a few places I have noticed that a few words are missing, for ex. 1/26 shlokas does not have word pautra after putra...
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please. Due to lack proper check of proof reading error occurs and we are trying to be more careful for new publication. Yet, no guarantee to avoid 100% error because I don’t have sufficient helpers.

Geeta: When is a good time to marry to get happiness?
Swami Ramswarup: Happiness is only based on pious/religious deeds including discharging moral duties of family life faithfully. So I hope you'll follow the pious paths of doing hard work too in family life. You may select any suitable time to perform your marriage. All the times has been made by God and are pious, if we do holy deeds and discharge our duty, honestly and faithfully.

Tina G Mishra: Is there any mantra to attract a person?
Swami Ramswarup: No please, there is no such mantra. Only truth, cooperation and faithfulness will serve the purpose.

Anonymous: I had attended one of Yagyas sometime back. It was very good to hear your preaching from Vedas. I have some doubt over the discourse. You had said about a religious leader and his philosophy is incorrect. Does it not amount to 'Ninda'? Why should you talk so about others?
Swami Ramswarup: Everybody has right to say the truth. So to tell the truth is not Ninda. Ninda means that one has the good qualities and another one is telling against his good qualities. But if someone is against the fundamental law of Vedas then one has a right to speak truth, it will not be a Ninda. Now the time is changed and influence of Vedas is not more in our country or the world. Otherwise the idea of Rigveda mantra1/1/2 and Nirukta holy book shlok 13/12 state to invite peaceful and cheerful discussion (shashrarth) to establish the truth, which is not possible now. So no any learned person can tell lie. I am not against the Baba but every learned person does not agree with any statement against the Vedas. Suppose anyone tell against your good qualities/truth then surely you'll object.

Sanjay Paliwal: If someone Kundli is not matching then is it possible to get married?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please marriage is possible because marriage is always based on good qualities, pious deeds and discharging of family duties faithfully.

Bharat: Swamiji Namaskar. I have gone through your website and am quite impressed by the way you answer the question asked. Though I have earlier also asked some questions, but still there are some questions which are agitating my mind. I would request you just not to quote Vedas while giving answer to these questions because I just want your rational opinion. If I truly love God, then do I need a mediater (Veda) to reach him. Can someone really teach us how to love God? Because love is not done it happens. Reading books will only make our love artificial. How far I am true?
Swami Ramswarup: You're always welcome please. To realize the truth and to do real love with God the reality and the real path i.e., way to realize is first to be understood by a spiritual Vedic master. Vedas teach us to make true love with God. So we must listen Vedas. The attraction is always there within opposite sex to create love and it happens. But this is worldly example. But as regard true love with God and too good being formless, omnipresent etc., the said example is not applicable. And therefore to be indulged with love of God, attraction (his qualities to attract) are mentioned in Vedas which are to be listened. Reading books will not serve the purpose but it is an eternal law of God that Vedas are always listened from a learned.

Bharat: As far as idol worship is concerned, I personally believe that "Ja ki rahi bhavna jaisi, prabhu moorat dekhi tin taisi" that means that we can perceive God in any form (or formless). It is actually our feelings, love and devotion which takes/unites us to the God. What is your view?
Swami Ramswarup: Bhavana is originated in mind based on some preach/talk etc., whereas true worship demands eternal philosophy of Ved/shastras and after attaining the knowledge thereof, the bhavna is changed and is concentrated on one truth. And God is formless too.

Bharat: Thirdly, in your website you have discarded black magic. But here I am sorry to raise one question, if by reciting a mantra one can raise the level of positive (spiritual) energy in his body (as well as in his aura) and that energy can also be raised from mooladhar chakra to Sahastrar Chakra for the ultimate kundiline jagran (through pranayam and by visualising/imagining that the kundlini is rising upwards), then negative energies can also be raised (either by wrong pronunciation of mantra or by any other method). If it can be done then these negative energies can also be directed towards others (through telepathy or by visualization). I am saying so because it is actually the thought power which works. If you can make a yoga with God then why not with others? That is why I persist on the fact that other person can harm our interest with mere ill willed thoughts and if is backed by powerful mantras, it can cause someone lot of harm. Kindly throw some light on the issue. I again apologize for asking such a question which is not of spiritual nature.
Swami Ramswarup: The system quoted above by you is not mentioned in Vedas/shastras/upnishads/Bhagwat Geeta which are true granths, please. Rigved mantra 1/1/2 and Yoga Shastra sutra 1/7 states that to establish truth proof of Ved mantra is required. My blessings to you and you're always welcome please.

Swati Yajnik: I want to know that what is a ancient Vedic name of Mount Everest ?
Swami Ramswarup: In Vedas no name of any mountains or river, man, woman is mentioned. However in Manusmriti the name of mountain range where this peak is located is Himalaya.

Harshad B. Prajapati: As our present life is based on the deeds done in previous life. And there are many people (soul) living around. So how information about these millions of millions of souls is maintained. And if some one some how knows the location of that information, can he change the information about his deeds, keeping only good karma and deleting all bad karmas. And if it is not maintained in some common repository and maintained in soul itself, then is it possible to know our balance of karmas and our all previous lives that we lived before.
Swami Ramswarup: Such information is controlled by God himself being almighty. He has unlimited powers. Yes the bad deeds are burnt in the fire of yoga when a yogi attains asamragyat samadhi/by doing daily worship by performing daily yagya from Ved mantras. Deeds are maintained on chitta.

Meghal Patel: What is a different between Shree Shankracharya and Swami Vivekananda’s preaching please?
Swami Ramswarup: Respected Shree Shankrachayra born about 1500 years ago, were fully devotee of Vedas and worshipped one almighty formless God. He accepted tretwad i.e., eternal alive God, alive souls and non-alive prakriti. Whereas Swami Vivekanand accepted and promoted Advaitwad i.e., only God and no existence of souls and prakriti and prakriti made universe. Vivekanand thus promoted that soul is herself is God.

K P Mohan: I find you are not answering/clarifying most of the question other than saying u must follow Astang Yoga and read Vedas. You are not saying where one can get original Vedas. If you have mastered Vedas you must be aware of all the coming Scientific inventions to come. At least some people in the past must have mastered the Vedas. Then they never invented. What is the reason? Why is it that most have the Inventions come very recently i.e. in the last 100 to 150 years and that too by Europeans and American. Are u saying that they have read the Vedas and understood them? But then we don’t have any evidence of them learnt Vedas.
Swami Ramswarup: Please study Valmiki Ramayana and Mahabhart, holy books. Shri Ram was born about 9 crore years ago and then the science was at the top. Shri Krishna was born about 5300 years back and the science was most advanced than at present times . And I have described the same so may times and is also placed on the web site. And can be read there. It requires detailed explanation which is not possible here. Fundamental is there that knowledge is only attained when it is given anybody otherwise it is impossible to gain. So God has briefed science in Vedas being eternal Guru, as is also clarified by Rishi Patanjali in his Yog shastras sutra 1/26. now this will be your hard working/interest to study Vedas and invent. I have so many times written on the web site that the four Vedas can be dispatched from here. As regards myself I am still a student of Vedas, please. I have written so many times, A story is written by ancient Yask Muni that Rishi Kashyap was about to die at the age of 100 while studying Vedas. He prayed God to increase his age up to 200 years to study Vedas as he (Kashyap Rishi) was not satisfied with the result of study of Vedas. When again death was to come at his age of 200 years, he again requested God to increase age up to 300 years for more study of Vedas and he was still not satisfied. Again when death was about to come at the age of 300 years then Kashyap Rishi prayed God the O God I am leaving the body (wish to die) because Vedas are eternal and infinite i.e., having everlasting/endless the deepest knowledge and I am still not satisfied. That is why Rigveda mantra 1/154/16 also states that who is not complete yogi has not attained Asamprgyat Samadhi. He can not realize the reality of any Ved mantra but the worldly meanings. Again Rigveda mantra 1/164/39 says that if somebody has not realized God then what mere study of Vedas will do. Atharvaveda mantas also states that the knowledge of Vedas based on the self requirement and thus in torn out pieces are harmful. That is why, Yajurveda mantra 40/9 clearly sates that those who are not worshipping God according to Vedas and after the science to invent the matters of universe and the prakriti are indulging in endless illusion. Mantra says that the science and the spiritualism both must get progress simultaneously.

So to be a saint without full knowledge of Vedas i.e., science. Politics, humanity etc., etc., is harmful. And simultaneously to be a scientist alone without knowledge of God,/ spiritualism of Vedas is also harmful. Because neither the such saints nor such scientists will promote the international brotherhood. However based on self enjoyment etc., they will merely tell about brotherhood but they will promote their own views and sects only. This is clearly being seen in the present time. The arms/weapons and other matters organized by science are not fully beneficial to the human beings. Even production in agriculture have been effected then what to talk on other matters.

Yogesh: muzame aalaysa aur pramad bahot hai swamiji ek saranagat samzakar krupa karke muze aap bataye ki mai esase kaise uper aau? kripa kare aasirwad de
Swami Ramswarup: PRAKRITI KE TEEN GUNN HAIN RAJ, TAM AUR SATV. YEH SHARIR TEENOIN GUNNOIN SE HEE BANA HAI ISLIYE RAJO GUNN VISHYA-VIKAR, TAMOGUNN AALSYA AUR SATO GUNN AHANKAAR YUKT HAIN TO JEEVATMA KARAM BHANDHAN MAIN FANSA PRAYAH IN TEENOIN GUNNOIN KE PRABHAV MAIN HEE REHTA HAI. KOI SADHNA KARKE HEE INSE DOOR HOTA HAI. TAMO GUNN MAIN AALSYA PRADHAN HAI JISME FANSKAR JEEV KOI MEHNAT NAHIN KER PATA, DER TAK SOTA HAI AUR NARAK GAMI HO JATA HAI. MAANO EK YODHA SHATRU SENA SE LAD RAHA HAI, AGAR WEH DHARYA CHOD DE, AALSYA MAIN PED JAYE TO NISHCIT HEE MAARA JAYEGA ISLIYE US YODHA KO LADNA HEE UCHIT HAI. TABHI BACHEGA. AAP BHI EK YODHA BANKER IN TEENOIN GUNNOIN KE VIPREET CHALO ARTHAT PURUSHARTH KARO, KISI ACHHE GURU SE VED MANTRA SUNO, YAGYA KARO, YOGABHYAS KARO, SUBHA JALDI UTHO, GHER KE SAB KAAM MEHNAT SE KARNA SHURU KARO TABHI SAB THEEK HOGA NAHIN TO DUKHOIN KA PAAHAD AUR TOOT KER SIR PAR GIRNE LAGEGA.

Jai: I would like to know the meaning of Kirthini?
Swami Ramswarup: Kirthini word is not in my knowledge please. However, keer means parrot and keer means meat as well. There is another word keerut which means a kind of metal i.e., "ranga". A word "theni mans a gland hanging between the neck of goat. So keerthni may be called the goat having a gland hanging below her neck.

Payal: How do I achieve a higher level of consciousness. What mantras and what yoga/meditation shall I perform? Please give details of the same.
Swami Ramswarup: Your views are highly appreciated please and my blessings to you. In this path it is necessary to take advice from a spiritual master who knows Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy. In the beginning you're advised to recite gayatri mantra. A cassette on gayatri mantra will be sent to you on the receipt of your postal address. You must also do daily havan from gayatri mantra. Then you must learn and practice yoga philosophy, which may be learnt locally because I am away and cannot teach you.

Aditya: I want to know about Aghor Path.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. Aghor path is not mentioned in Vedas. Shastras, Upanishad, Geeta and other ancient holy books.

Bharat: In one of your answers on your website you said about traitwad i.e. God, Soul & Prakriti. That means all these are different from each other. When we say God is Almighty then a question arises that ...Can God give birth or kill a soul or Prakriti? If He cannot then how can we call Him almighty. Does He enjoy any control over these entities called soul & prakriti? Kindly guide me.
Swami Ramswarup: Yes please all are different from each other. For example potter is different from clay that is why he makes pot. Yet the potter is an alive soul which works through organs but the body and the organs are always different from soul that is why nobody say that he is head or eye etc. He always says he has eye, head nose, body etc. Almighty means God has all powers to create, nurse and destroy the universe. And again he creates. God has all powers to control the universe. God has no assistant to depend. So in Vedas it is said truly that God is commander of prakriti and souls. If we say there was a King Harishchandra then it is clear that King Harishchandra had his public also to rule upon. Without public there is n o king, so if God is alone then there is no use of God by people or by Yogi to attain salvation etc. As regards killing of prakriti and soul by God it is quite impossible. Geeta also says soul and prakriti are immortal. Nobody has made prakriti and soul. Killing is possible of the matter which is made from any matter. The matter which is made definitely it will be destroyed. The each matter of the universe like sun, earth and other matters are made of non-alive prakriti. And therefore are destroyed one day including all human and other bodies.

Meenakshi: Origin of gaayathri mantra? Any other mantra related to or meaning the same as gayathri mantra?
Swami Ramswarup: Gayatri mantra is originated in the heart of four Rishis at the time of every creation with all other Ved mantras. It is in three Vedas i.e., Saamveda, Rigveda and Yajurveda. It has not been made by any Rishis Muni or saint etc. No please. All Ved mantras are from Ved and enlight the human being on different subjects.

Tihomir: Can you tell me meaning of word dukhahantri?
Swami Ramswarup: He who kills the sorrows.

Rajagopal:What is mangalik dosh, its effects and solutions?
Swami Ramswarup: To know the truth our ancient Rishis have advised to tally the matter with Vedas. Because in Vedas there is no mention of word manglik so you need not worry. The people who are not manglik are also suffering from the problems mentioned by you. Shri Ram married Sita after breaking the bow. And nobody saw Shri Ram's teva or Anything. In Mahabhart Yudhisthar married Draupadi by piercing arrow in the eye of a fish (the eye was pierced by Arjuna the younger brother of Yudhisthar)and there was no teva and manglik etc. Savitri married Satyavan at her own wish and no teva or manglik etc. Pandu married Kunti and Madri without teva or manglik etc. Teva means janam patri made by pandit i.e., horoscope. So according to Vedas these are not required and self made story. So please do not worry about manglik etc. future is based on pious deeds, hard working towards a right path and God helps those who help themselves.

Bharat: In one of the teachings of ISKON group, they say that it is somewhere mentioned in a shashtra that a soul is 10000 times smaller than the tip of our hair. Is it true? What Vedas say in this respect? Kindly give the Veda mantra also in this respect. Sometime back I asked you a question that whether teachings of cult like ISKON, Radhaswami, Sai Baba, can be followed. I am still waiting for the reply. Is there any mention of Buddha as Avatar in our Shastras (I am not talking about Vedas)?
Swami Ramswarup: Soul and God are alive and eternal, has not been made by anybody. So Yahurveda mantra 2/26 states that soul and God are SWAYAMBHU. Ayjurveda mantra 7/6 states that O Yogi (soul) you are yourself alone and eternal. In Atharvaveda mantra 10/8/25 the hint about omnipresent God has been stated that God is unseen and we may consider that He is the smallest from tip of a hair. In Shewtashwaro Upanishad chapter 5 shlok 9, it has been mentioned that soul is as smallest as a hundredth piece of tip of a hair and when we take 100th part of the hair and further divides into hundred parts then the 100th part of the hair is the shape of soul. But actually the soul is more than the smallest of the said part of a hair and is invisible too. I can only advice you to follow the eternal path of Vedas. However you're free to adopt any path. Vedic path is direct from God whereas other paths have been made by sects. There are six shastras and 108 Upanishads (only 11 are accepted by learned), Bhagwat Geeta, Valmiki Ramayana and other ancient holy books where there is no mention of any avatar, please.

Raghu: Please give me the names of 100 kauravas? How many years Lord Krishna has lived? Lord Rama's sister married to whom?
Swami Ramswarup: The age of Shri Krishna is not known please. King Dashrath had four sons only i.e., Shri Ram, Lakshman, Bharat, and Shatrughan. He had no any daughter. The names of Kauravas are being sent by post.

Avi: How to do Pranayaam. Also advice me some yoga asana to reduce my fat?
Swami Ramswarup: Actually Yoga knowledge is always given in presence please, otherwise it may be harmful. A yoga shivir is being conducted here from the last week of April 06 and all are invited please.

Uma: Can women chant the Vedas? What is the rationale behind the statement women should not chant Vedas? Kindly enlighten.
Swami Ramswarup: God is for all. Therefore Ved mantras are for all man and woman please. Soul gets human body in the shape of man or woman and even in the shape of animals, birds, insects, etc. Salvation is only possible in the human body only. And salvation is attained by soul and not by body. So, all human beings have a right to worship God.

Vibhor: If God is omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent then he must be knowing our future that means our future is pre-determined, and that is too is now proved by Quantum Science, and if every thing in this world is pre-determined then the concept of free will is an illusion, please comment.
Swami Ramswarup: Yes God knows everything but luck/future where one has to face the deeds good or bad, is based on the result of past deeds of past lives. Yajurveda mantra 7/48 states that everybody is free to do sin or pious deeds but the result thereof is awarded by God. So result is in the shape of luck. Further all Vedas/shashtras clearly state that luck is in our hand. i.e., if we worship truly then the deeds to be faced in future are totally burnt. In this connection Yog shastra sutra 2/16 and Yajurveda mantra 40/2 also refer. There are three types of deeds (karmas) sanchit, prarabhadh and kriyamann. Suppose one soul has to take birth (body). It means he has to face total number of deeds of his all previous lifes and these deeds are called sanchit karmas. But sanchit deeds are huge/unlimited and can not be faced in one life. So the karmas which can be faced in one life are called prarabhadh (luck-destiny). So God has not made our luck at His own, but Almighty God has taken the deeds which we have already done. Yajurveda mantra 7/48 clarifies that human being is free to do any deed good or bad but God only awards the result. Now the balance deeds from sanchit deeds will be counted in the next life. Now the deeds which we do in our present life day today are called kriyamann. So if we do pious deeds according to Vedas, shastras and holy books and based on pious preaches of rishi Muni/ learned saints then our all sanchit deeds are burnt and we can get salvation. So human beings are free in the matter of doing deed good or bad but result will be awarded by God. so we must worship and do pious deeds under guidance of a learned Guru. So is the case of a child for whom you have mentioned in your question. So one should go always ahead for hard working, pious deeds, worship to make future bright himself. One should always work hard towards aright path. Worship does not mean that we are from discharging our family duties, education, etc., but rather it is a sin. So we have to get progress in both way at a time i.e., spiritualism and worldly progress i.e., science , education , duties towards family etc. So God creates the universe according to his eternal law framed in Vedas which are always unchangeable and unchallengeable. So we have to follow the law of God always to get long happy life.

KM: Why we come to this world? Why this cycle of birth and death is going on? If the purpose of coming here is to do good/quality work and to realize God then should I think about myself only...and If I have done all things right and realize God too...and got Moksha (may be it'll take my whole life to get) then I'll be there in Parmananda and no need to be born again...but for how much time I'll be there in Moksha? And if I am just thinking about myself to get Moksha because I know the way to go there (say) but what about the other people in this world who even don't know what should eat and what not...because the world is made up of all such type of people...also only myself can't change the world...who will listen to me...and how will I prove that I am right...because the right and wrong are the relative things for somebody...So again the question repeats itself ... what is my aim to come in this world??? Please clarify in detail.
Swami Ramswarup: Death and birth according to the deeds are eternal until the whole good or bad deeds are burnt by doing hard practice of ashtang yoga and study of Vedas, the same are not stopped. Human beings mostly take birth to face the result of previous sin/pious deeds. And in the present life they due to illusion do several sins or other deeds to face in the future births. Yajurveda mantra 40/2 states that we should discharge our moral duties and while doing pious deeds according to Vedas we get salvation. So deeds are to be done. The aspirant who gains knowledge of Vedas, ashtang yoga philosophy etc., he usually preaches the people also. So it is up to the people whether they are desirous of worshipping to kill the past deeds to get salvation or not. Mostly people are after materialistic articles/pomp and show etc. Mere talking will do nothing. Why the voice of President Bush, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, our late Prime Minister Indira Gandhiji and the voice of learned Yogis are listened? Because they struggled for their motto and became appropriate person.

Shraddha Pravin Dhotre: How to concentrate on our mind?
Swami Ramswarup: Concentration is not made on mind, but mind has to be concentrated on particular point or subject etc. it requires practice of Yam, niyam ,asan, pranayaam, pratyahar, dharnna and dhayan then one attains Samadhi. In this path guidance of a spiritual master who knows Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy is needed. Holy name jaap of God helps a lot. I have written a book on yoga which can be sent on receipt of your postal address. However personal guidance as stated is essential.