Questions & Answers

Users can send in questions to Swami Ji about their problems, current issues, spirituality, Yoga, God, etc. Some of the recent questions are:


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November 2008

Pal Dindayal: I am looking for meaning of some shalokas of Eeshopnishad.
Swami Ramswarup: Translation of the mantra is as under: The first mantra of Eeshopnishad is same as is of first mantra of 40th chapter of Yajurveda. So I am explaining Yajurveda mantra 40/1:
(YAT) Whatever (IDAM) here in the universe (SARVAM) all (JAGATYAM JAGAT) non-alive and alive world are there.
Meaning: That is, whatever is being seen in this universe i.e., right from Prakriti to earth consisting of non-alive and alive world [non-alive means earth, moon, sun, air etc., i.e., made of five matters and the alive souls having bodies of living beings]. All that (VASYA) has been pervaded by (ISHA) Almighty God i.e., when the non- alive world and the alive world (living beings) is created by the God then God enters in it and therefore God is called omnipresent. (TEN) Therefore the matters (TYAKTEN) giving up the matters i.e., detaching the chitta from the matters (BHOONJEETHA) utilize, i.e., one should utilize all the worldly matters by detaching himself from those. So, one should never get indulged in illusion. (KINCHA) and see that (DHANNANM) the assets (KASYASVIT) belong to whom permanently? i.e., do not belong permanently to anyone because one day everyone has to leave for heavenly abode. Therefore, (MA GRIDHA) do not desire for worldly matters but as stated above, use it for religious purpose only.

Idea: God is everywhere, being omnipresent, He is present in both non-alive matters and in living beings. So, He is the lord of all matters, assets and even bodies of living beings. Therefore, we can never exercise claim over any item of the world ever for us. However, God has blessed us with human body with all assets, worldly matters etc., to use them with detachment, for the purpose of attaining salvation. Everybody knows that at last he has to meet with death leaving behind all his family assets etc. So, it is a fact that the family or assets do not belong to us permanently. One day, we have to leave them. So, naturally we must not be greedy to cling to worldly matters forever. So, said is the preach of Yajurveda mantra 40/1 but mere worldly preach will do nothing and will never give us peace.

We have oftenly seen cases of several saints etc., even who study, remember the preach and give long lectures stating that the money, family are not ours, so one must not be greedy and leave the assets, money etc. They inspire the persons to donate assets, money, even boys/girls to them (those saints). On the other hand, they gather money from devotees in the bags and enjoy luxurious living. So mere bookish knowledge or lecture will do nothing but will be harmful if the people do not do daily yajyen, name jaap of God, hard practice of Ashtang Yoga, contact with learned acharya of Vedas and yoga philosophy. The said devotee will themselves have to check daily if they are following true path or are disturbed persons. They will also have to check whether they are progressing in the matter of detachment and would they be able to become ascetic one day. Otherwise, one should not do drama of spiritualism, either by family person or saint because the mantra says- .Eesha Vasyam Idam. i.e., God resides everywhere, even within us and every time he sees/watches each of our activities and awards punishment for the sins. So the mantra preaches us that one should always be aware of the presence of God and must be afraid to commit sins anywhere.

Siddharth Bajaj: Can I do pranayama between 3a.m to 6a.m ,as it is believe that 3 to 6 a.m is bramamurat (spiritual time)?
Swami Ramswarup: Brahmamoohurta starts when first redness of the rays of the sun appears in sky and that time is around 4 a.m., in the morning. This Brahmamoohurta is the best time to worship Almighty God i.e., Brahma. One must therefore do worship i.e., study of Vedas, Name jaap of God and practice of yoga philosophy i.e., yam, Niyam, Asan, Prannayam, etc.

Divyam Sahni: What should be taken when there is acidity in the stomach?
Swami Ramswarup: First of all, one must take medical advise. He should wake up early in the morning for long, morning walk and light exercise daily. He should avoid fatty, fried food, tea. Must take plenty of water daily. Water must be first boiled and then cooled. Also take the medicine as pasted below:
Neem powder ka formula
CHIRETTA-KIRETTA = 1gm
GYOL = 40gm
AZWAIN = 6gm
MEETHI-SOUNF = 6gm
CHHOTI-PEEPAL = 3gm
NEEM-leaves = 25-30 leaves.

Make the powder of all above items and take one kadchi (i.e., kadchi used to prepare dal, vegetables etc.) and boil it in one and half litres of water for five minutes. Then let it be cool and afterwards sieve it. Now take half cup of this medicine and mix it with another half cup of fresh water. Take one cup of this medicine in the morning empty stomach. It must be continued for three months. You can also do kunjal kriya but it will have to be learnt by an expert. You can also do Uttanpada asan, bhujang asan, tiddi asan. Padam asan to overcome the problem. Prannayam will also help you. But all this yoga path will have to be learnt by an expert yogi in presence.

Anonymous: Pranaam Guruji, In order to do a full complete hawan, using your book of Sandhya Mantra. What is the order that should be followed ? For example: a) aachman b) aang sparsh? c) ??? d) ??? Is it correct to use light smacking as a last form of discipline i.e. after all other methods are exhausted, for children? Who has more say, more authority, in the bringing up of children, parents or grandparents?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. Yes, the havan must be started first of all by reciting Gayatri mantra, Then all sandhya mantras must be recited sincerely and with full concentration. Then do aachman, anga sparsh, recite .Om Bhoorbhuvahasvarduau Riv Bhumna.....:., then recite .Udbudhusvagne Prati Jagrihi.... and ignite the fire, after doing this, please see the book possessed by you called sandhya mantra wherein the further process has been explained.

Uptil the age of 6 years, the children may listen to the Ved mantras while performing Yajyen but are not entitled to do hawan or to do mischief at the place of hawan. So better if such children are kept away from the place of hawan or they may sit there calmly. However, during the process of hawan, children may not be scolded/smacked etc. otherwise the pious result of doing the hawan may vanish away. I mean to say violence is prohibited during hawan. Parents and grand parents, both are responsible to make the children.s future bright. However main part is played by mother. Vedas state . .MATA NIRMATRI BHAVATI. i.e., a mother makes the future of children bright.

Sagar: Vedas don't permit idol worship then how can we call idol worshipping people from our religion as Hindus?
Swami Ramswarup: Idol worship
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 follows/obeys the path of Vedas i.e., worship, Ashtang yoga practice, listening of Vedas, Yajyen etc., under guidance of an acharya, then he attains samadhi i.e., realizes God too. So, as per Vedas, no need of idol worship.

If someone believes that God is everywhere then why does he avoid wine, smoking, theft, etc., etc. inside the temple and does outside? Actually realization is subject of deep study of Vedas and to observe thereon. Sagunn means with eternal qualities mentioned in Ved mantras because the meaning of Sa+Gunn means .with qualities.. So God has unlimited qualities 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.

Originally, the citizens of India were called Aryans. Meaning of Arya is gentleman, pious person, who are hard workers, know Vedas and Ashtang Yoga Philosophy, do daily Yajyen/hawan , we have been awarded Hindu name now which we happily accept but you see originally at the time of beginning of the earth, we were called human beings. But now human beings have been divided, calling Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians etc. It makes no difference. We all human-beings originally were Aryans and if today, we are being called Hindus then it makes no difference. Vedas have told that at the time of birth, we are human beings (man/woman). As is also stated in Yajurveda mantra 40/3 when a man/woman gets attached with bad deeds and does sins then his title becomes Asur/devil and if a man/woman makes contact with learned acharya and starts listening Vedas and doing daily hawan and name jaap and practice of Ashtang yoga daily while discharging moral duties, keeps himself away from sins and bad deeds which are against Vedas then he/she is called Dev/Devta or Devi. So, we all are Hindus living in India.

Anonymous: Swamiji charan sparsh. Some one told me that kabir sahib had told his devotees to not perform havan as in havan so many small insects, ants, etc. die while they alive so is it sin, and another thing if I read japuji saheb is it ok as in that also guru nanak ji had written about formless God, and if I keep chanting Ram Ram Ram inside I feel vibrations in body so is it ok, but one guru gave me one mantra whenever i chant that with meditation I feel very angry disturb inside so another follower of guruji said it is good sign your anger, etc. is coming out than they will remove fully after you keep chanting.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. All the ancient and present Rishis, learned of Vedas, Sri Ram, Sri Krishna maharaj, Vyas muni etc., have told to perform the hawan daily. Even, the Vedas which emanate direct from God at the beginning of the earth, say to perform hawan daily to purify atmosphere as well as mind, intellect etc., then we may decide ourselves whether to do hawan or not. Whether we should obey Almighty God, Vedas, Rishi-munis Sri Ram, Sri Krishna Maharaj or not. Actually, the endless divine qualities and best result of doing Yajyen/hawan is mentioned in Vedas and the holy granth written by Rishis which the normal public mostly do not study and hence the problem please.

Yes, Guru Nanak Sahib has given us the right path of worshipping formless God. Shri Guru Nanak Dev Sahib has also praised the Vedas in Shri Guru Granth Sahib.

As regards name jaap of almighty God, we will have to follow the Vedas please. We will have to see what holy name was being chanted/repeated by the kings/public before the birth of Bhagwan Ram.

Anonymous: Sometimes I feel too much anger and disturb inside what should I do?
Swami Ramswarup: Anger or disturbances in mind, intellect etc., is a common phenomenon based on the result of bad deeds done by us in the previous lives. The said problem can only be controlled by real worship of God according to Vedas, please. Anger etc., are even seen in several saints as well which must not be there.

Bharat: Namaskaar swamiji. Earlier when I used to meditate I used to feel a lot comfortable. I used to concentrate between the eye brows in padmasan with left palm over the right. As my instructor then told I felt there was energy leaving the left and entering the right. But now I am getting an ache. I feel as I if all the nerves are being squeezed. Could this be because I have stopped in the middle and takes time or is there a need to change my way? Can you please describe in detail about the posture and methodology to meditate?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. You had been doing Padmasan correctly please and must go ahead. However, all must sit on an asan which must be bad conductor of heat to avoid earthing of energy/heat developed while doing asan, Prannayam, etc.

Jagdip Dave: Can you tell us something about origin of MurtiPooja as Vedas speak about Yajnas, but not MurtiPooja?
Swami Ramswarup: Statue worship (moorti pooja) has not been mentioned in Vedas because God is formless and omnipresent whose statue (moorti) cannot be even imagined then how can it be made. Yajurveda mantra 32/3 especially states .NA TASYA PRATIMA ASTI. i.e., God being beyond calculation, beyond imagination and formless, He cannot be measured and therefore His statue/idol cannot be made. This universe has been created by God about one arab ninety-six crores eight lakhs and fifty-three thousand years ago. Uptil Mahabharat war i.e., about 5,300 years ago no moorti pooja originated. Learned say that first time when Jain.s guru i.e., Mahavir Swami left for heavenly abode, his statue was made in his pious remembrance. Then Hindus also started idol worship.

Dr. Harish Arya: How one can control his respiration and can fly with the help of yoga?
Swami Ramswarup: I think the reply to this question has been already given long time ago. No doubt, a yogi can fly but the task is too difficult to describe. I mean to say contact with an experienced Yogi and hard practice of Ashtang Yoga, as mentioned in Vedas, under acharya.s advice is necessary. When the aspirant, as a result of hard practice of ashtang Yoga, attains Dharmamegh Samadhi, then he becomes able to fly. The achievement of the said Samadhi can take one birth.s time, based on regular hard practice and becoming completely ascetic or can take two, three or five or more births, please. So, one must only worship God faithfully and selflessly.

Venu Gopal: When I start my study in morning, afternoon and evening daily then after 15-30 minutes go, I feel sleepy. Please help me find a solution.
Swami Ramswarup: Such sleep is not appreciated being completely harmful to all. Mainly, the sleep comes due to constipation and gastric trouble. So, you must seek medical advice immediately, please. Secondly, you must never take fatty, fried food. A student must wake up early in the morning for long, morning walk and light exercises regularly, must take plenty of water (12-15 glasses of water, per day). Please, check yourself that you must take continuous sound sleep only in the night for 5-6 hours, then the unnecessary sleeping problem shall be over. If possible, please learn 8-10 Yoga asans and Prannayam from an experienced Yoga teacher, locally.

I D: Guruji pranam. This is the problem related to my brother. He is a great devotee of Lord Hanuman. But nothing good is happening in his life. He was a brilliant student till 10th class in a very reputed school. All his problems started after class 12th. He got admission in an engg college and constantly his studies got disturbed. Now he has got admission in an MBA college through entrance exam but again has been suffering a lot due to others. His studies are constantly getting disturbed and he is facing lot of problems and on the verge of discontinuing the course. He observes fast on Tuesdays and still has faith in LORD HANUMAN. Why GOD is not listening to him when he has so much faith in HANUMANJI? Please suggest something and save him.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. Hanumanji was a great warrior, brahamchari, learned of four Vedas and a devotee of Almighty God and Sri Ram as mentioned by Rishi Valmikiji in his Valmiki Ramayan. If we really want to worship Hanumanji then we will have to follow his true path as well. So, a devotee of Hanumanji must worship Almighty, formless, omnipresent God as per Vedas. Then surely the devotee shall get mental and physical energy as was gained by Hanumanji.

If he was a brilliant student till 10th class then question arises why he has not retained his caliber and what is the reason behind? One thing is clear that he is now not doing hard studies. You know, only worship shall do nothing, God helps those who help themselves. A student must always refrain from bad society. He must control his five senses, five perceptions and mind and then concentrate on his study and health only. No laziness or any other bad habit should be harboured. So, your parents must do counseling with him on the point of his weakness and remove the weakness immediately. Your brother has one plus point as well that he has faith in God. So I would advise that on one side, he must concentrate on hard study daily, leaving bad society/ bad thoughts etc., if any along with this, he must chant Gayatri mantra daily both times , sitting on siddhasan and must also do daily hawan with Gayatri mantra. God will surely help him.

Shobha: We liked the name keya for our daughter, but on research found that its the cursed flower not usable for pooja. It is the kewda flower in Hindi. But we did come across some Hindu girls named Keya. Is it appropriate to name my child that. Is the flower used for pooja or not? We understand that the word Ruhi is soul but also the name of a tree. on research we found it is the strawberry guava tree. Is it true? In what language is the tree called ruhi?
Swami Ramswarup: At the beginning of the creation knowledge of four Vedas emanates from Almighty God for the benefit of the human-beings. The best worship of the God is to perform holy Yajyen with Ved mantras, His holy name jaap and practice of Ashtang Yoga Philosophy etc. In Vedas, there is no mention about worship of God by offering flowers but nowadays the flowers are being offered at one.s own will. So, every flower, according to the present worship, can be offered. In the yajyen also dried vegetation etc., is used. So, if you have given .Keya. name to your loving daughter, then its O.K. please. However, according to Vedas, a proper name ceremony performing holy Yajyen is organized and a name, which is mostly a pious word of divine Vedas, is given to a daughter/son. In Urdu language, meaning of Ruhi is spiritual (Roohani) and the meaning of word .Rooha. is soul.

Arun Kumar: I enjoy reading your books a lot because you give Ved mantra as a proof for everything you say in your book. Please inform me about any new book also.
Swami Ramswarup: A new book has also been printed- Vedas- A Divine Light (Part II). It shall be sent to you. Yog shastra sutra 2/1 states to study the books based on Vedas is itself a Tapasya (austerity). So I appreciate your efforts regarding study of books.

Anonymous: I want to be 'Aajivan Bramhachari'. What are the things that I should adopt and what are the things that I need to sacrifice? For your kind information I am pure vegetarian, Never adopted smoking and and any alcoholic thing. I need more information from your side regarding the way I should live the life with complete 'Bramhacharya'.
Swami Ramswarup: Your views to remain as celibate (brahamchari) for whole of your life are very much appreciate. But I would like to meet with you first to comment further. So, please intimate if you can come here. Also intimate your postal address. So that I can dispatch to you, my book on Brahamcharya in Hindi, named-
Brahamcharya – Ek Dukh Nivarak Divya Manni. The book will give you knowledge and guide you a lot.

Anonymous: You are great. Please understand that Aaj Ka Arjun is black sheep, so kindly scold him as Krishna scolded Arjun KLABYAM Ma SMA GAMA PARTH . Everyone knows that as you sow so shall you reap,  therefore I request you please to answer in slokas of Gita.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you, please. Arjun had forgotten his moral duty. He was a kshatriya and as per Vedas, his duty was to establish the dharma (righteousness- justice and morality etc.,) among the subjects. To establish the same, the obstacles are to be removed by a kshatriya. Kauravas were the main obstacles in establishing dharma. Kauravas were destroying the dharma. When the time came to fight against the kauravas, Arjun indulged in Moh (attachment) with the relatives. He who gets indulged in attachment, illusion etc., he always forgets the real path, moral duties etc., when Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj gave him the Vedic knowledge, the signs of attachment/illusion generated in the mind of Arjun vanished away and he immediately stood up to fight against the injustice etc.
In short, the present Arjun also is required to listen to the Vedic preach wherein he should be taught about moral duties, establishment of justice among public, inculcating dharma, nationality among people.
Only then will the illusion of Arjun be removed.
Our leaders and even public if is not taught Vedic education about the above quoted duties and thus they do not become learned, then the problem of not discharging the moral duties will always rise and in the said situation, Geeta states about the said persons that-
(SWAYADHARMAM CHA KEERTIM  HITVA PAAPAM AVAPSAYASI) i.e., the person by losing their own moral duties and fame , glory will be liable to attain unpious results (sins) etc.
 

P.N.Vishwakarma: I want to know that what are the herbs used in Havan Samagri and what in ratio because of that good quality havan samagri are not available some times.
Swami Ramswarup:  The four matters are mixed to make samigri. Havan Samagri
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, flour, dry fruits, ghee 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.

Sagar: In bhavishya puraan is there any mention of Mohammad? If so then how he has been portrayed?
Swami Ramswarup: Sorry, I have not studied Bhavishya Purann.

Manoj Kumar: What is Prana Sadhana?
Swami Ramswarup: Prann Sadhna means Prannayam, please. The process of doing Prannayam must first be learnt from an experienced Yogi otherwise may prove harmful.

Anonymous: Pranam and charansparsh, Guru ji,your valuable knowledge through books written by you is beyond description. I received your books when i was at my mothers place, my spouse received it and he read it. Infact both of us do yoga, Yajen and still go to temples thinking that these places of worship reflects great yogis who have realised God. My spouse now wants to ask many questions to you. In my search on our culture I have seen a presentation on scientific verification of Vedas by a westerner, after seeing this presentation my spouse started believing what I say. Unlike present day media print and visual which promote biasedness, distorted views on our culture. Further I request you to write articles on Hinduism today a classic magazine on hinduism wriiten by swamis who are westerners but truly indian / Hindu, published from New York. If possible I have suggested them to publish its Hindi edition in India which will develop self confidence in Hindus. A Tribute to Hinduism, a wonderful book which deals how our culture of Vedas was destroyed by Muslim invaders, Portugese, and Britishers.What eminent scientist of world talk about Vedas and Geeta. Truth at last should triumph against millenia of falsehood. 
Swami Ramswarup: Dear daughter, My blessings to you. The wisdom is always blessed by Almighty God through an acharya. So, the knowledge which is written in books is not mine. It is all with the blessings of my spiritual master and Almighty God. I thank you that you praised the books, my daughter. Yet I shall be more happy if you worship God daily through havan, meditation and His name jaap and studying of the spiritual books which are based on Vedas and enable to get salvation. In Atharvaveda, it is mentioned that human-beings must always be away from the books written in the name of religion but written by men/women. I mean to say that there are three stages of soul. First- When soul takes birth and is called baby, thereafter men/women. Gradually, baby grows up and if the baby does not take the knowledge of the Vedas/real spiritualism with the result he at his young age is indulged in illusion and does sins etc., then the soul attains the second stage called
 Asur/devil. If the baby makes contact with the learned acharya, attains Vedas’ knowledge and obeys the same, then the soul after becoming learned of Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy attains the third pious stage in which he is called Dev/Devta or Devi.
That is why, Atharvaveda mantra states that books written by men should not be read. Only the books written by Rishi-Munis, Yogis, Saints who are learned of Vedas and who never tell lie, must be read. So, I appreciate you all who study the books which are based on Vedas’ knowledge i.e., the knowledge which is given by God. I shall also try my level best to try to write book on Hinduism. Though nowadays I am extremely busy since three books  at the same time are being written.
1. Next six chapters of Bhagwad Geeta in Hindi (presently, I am about to complete tenth chapter).
2. Translation of my book- Bhagwad Geeta- Ek Vedic Rehasya (First to six chapter) in English.
3. Elaborate book being written on pious cow in Hindi.

I hope you have received one of my books- Protect the Holy Cow- say Vedas. If not the same will be sent to you as well. My blessings to you all.

 

Sanjay Khedekar: A astrologer had asked me to do shanti puja for Ketu in 2nd house (finance,Pitru shanti) from a priest who can read the 63rd supplement of Atharvaveda.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. You are always welcome, please. The worship of God is very well mentioned in Vedas that one should daily perform hawan/Yajyen, do name jaap of God and practice Ashtang yoga Philosophy while discharging moral duties towards family, society and nation. So, to get permanent peace one should perform daily hawan with Ved mantras. If you desire, the process of hawan/yajyen describing ved mantras and its meaning (in Hindi) has been given in a book which can be sent to you on receipt of your postal address.
As regards astrology, the present astrology and navgrah pooja, kaal sarp yoga, teva etc., has not been mentioned in Vedas, please. So, learned of Vedas do not accept the same. If you have faith on the same, you may go ahead, please.

Bipin K. Badheka: Swamiji pranam. I would be grateful and request you to reply to this. Suppose one person has good qualities, chants gayatri mantra daily, fulfills commitment towards his family sincerely, is intelleigent, makes regular donations, reads and follows Vedas, is pure vegetarian, has no bad habits like smoking, taking alcohol etc.  Now after his death he will get new birth and will face happiness & sorrow in new birth based on his past lives good & bad deeds. Now the question is whether in that next birth whether he will get same intellectual as on birth, will he believe in GOD the same way & chant mantras & Vedas and make pious deed like donations. Whether qualities of mind like intelligence, patience, analytical mind remains same in next birth? Whether his firm belief of pure vegetarian, non-smoking etc. will be continued in next birth? If I want my certain good qualities which I posses in this birth, can be obtained in next birth. Are there any way or worship through which I can carry these in my next birth.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. Yes, the person of such good caliber mentioned by you, if could not get salvation then he will get the next birth to face his pious deeds and rest of the bad deeds. But in no case will his pious and religious deeds, as stated by you, go in vain. Based on the said pious deeds, as is also mentioned in Bhagwad Geeta Shloka 6/41, he will get new birth in an honourable, religious family and his Vedic worship will continue from where it was left in the previous life. Samveda mantra 1501 clearly states that his Vedic worship of the previous life will stand and he will not have to repeat the worship of his previous life. Also, he will acquire more intellect than what he got in previous life because it is only Vedas’ knowledge which never goes in vain and is counted in every birth till the aspirant achieves salvation. Yes, he will believe in God and chant ved mantras automatically due to the pious effect of previous life. He will also be pure vegetarian.
So, God states in the Vedas that human life is blessed to listen and study Vedas and to obey the preach mentioned therein. So, one should always listen to Vedas, do Yajyen/hawan with Ved mantras, do name jaap of Almighty God and practice  Ashtang Yoga Philosophy especially asan, Prannayam and meditation daily. Because the said worship shall never go in vain as stated above. Why do people not accept Vedas? Because they do not listen to the secret of Vedas. Otherwise, our innocent countrymen could adopt Vedas’ path as was being adopted right from the beginning of the earth uptil Mahabharat war time. Selfish saints/false prophets have been playing a vital role to turn people against the Vedas. Such gurus have been stating that Vedas are difficult and yajyen will only send you to swarg lok(heaven) . There are totally false statements according to Vedas.

K Guruprasad: I have started reading your books on a daily basis and now I’m reading two books side by side, Yajya Karma Sarva Shreshta Ishwar Pooja as well Bramacharya dukh nivarak, ek divya Mani. Now, I’m feeling more thirst towards this eternal quest on Vedas. With full respect and SHRADDHA, I’m asking your advice whether I can start reading VEDAS as well learn from you ASHTANG YOGA philosophy. I know for sure the distance is great and it is very difficult for me to come in frequent contact with your good self, however, I’m willing whole heartedly to start now so that with your blessings as well as Almighty blessings, I would be able to attain the TRUTH may be within fewer number of births. Although we have never spoken much, my gratitude and love towards you have been increased to such an extent that I could not explain to you. May be you are aware of this, if I’m lucky. I seek your advice on how do I proceed towards reading Vedas and learn Ashtanga Yoga. I have always roamed for getting knowing the TRUTH from a learned Yogi and a Rishi.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you, my son. Study of spiritual books is itself a Tapasya as said in yog shastra sutra 2/1. So really, you are doing Tapasya as well in family life. As regards studying of Vedas and learning of Ashtang Yoga philosophy, is a moral duty of every human being. So your views are also highly appreciated. Though Vedas are first to be listened from an acharya yet you have been listening the Vedas for long and can study the same. However, first of all you must take advice and learn yoga philosophy slowly for which you must plan to come over here when time suits you. Fundamental laws of nature though cannot be changed, where it is mentioned to contact the acharya again and again but still if you will be able to come here even within two months to learn the spiritualism, that will be enough. My blessings are always with you and your family.

 

Vijay: Is idol worships of different Gods and sai baba like other saints can be equal to God? Why there are too many Gods in Hinduism create confusion?
Swami Ramswarup: These days there are two types of worship of God- one worship is eternal which is mentioned in Vedas alone. Knowledge of Vedas emanates direct from God. So, the said worship is made by God. Second worship is the worship which does not tally with the Vedas and is made by human beings. In the worship which is according to Vedas and made by God, there is only one formless, Almighty, omnipresent God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. The said worship is performed by doing holy yajyen with ved mantras daily, name jaap of Almighty God and practice of Ashtang yoga philosophy under guidance of learned acharya of Vedas. Nowadays, we all are free to choose any worship and result is awarded by God Himself and not by man. In this connection I paste my article also-

Reason for idol worshiping

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 follows/obeys the path of Vedas i.e., worship, Ashtang yoga practice, listening of Vedas, Yajyen etc., under guidance of an acharya, then he attains samadhi i.e., realizes God too. So, as per Vedas, no need of idol worship.
If someone believes that God is everywhere then why does he avoid wine, smoking, theft, etc., etc. inside the temple and does outside? Actually realization is subject of deep study of Vedas and to observe thereon. Sagunn  means with eternal qualities mentioned in Ved mantras because the meaning of Sa+Gunn means ‘with qualities’. So God has unlimited qualities 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.

Why so many Gods?

If there is no sun rise, naturally there will remain always darkness. So is the case of worship of multiple Gods. That is, due to non-study of Vedas from learned, spiritual master of Vedas, people have become ignorant and do not know the true preach 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 destroys 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


Zarin: Can you give me reference that mangal sutra and sindoor is compulsary for women as per Vedas?
Swami Ramswarup: In marriage system (Vivah Paddhati) according to Vedas there is no mention about Sindoor and mangal sutra but there is mention of garrand which must be considered sort of mangal sutra.

Zarin: Can you describe the modesty of women and dressing as per Vedas?
Swami Ramswarup: In Vedas, it is mentioned that the women must wear clean, decent clothes which cover her whole body.

                         DUTIES OF WIFE
(1) Atharvaveda mantra 1/14/1 – A good wife should establish herself permanently in her husband’s house just as mountain firmly establishes itself on ground. If the wife is not learned and does not deal with the family problems faithfully, gently and happily then Atharvaveda mantra 2/14/5 states that she can be divorced. Vedas also declare that if the husband does not discharge his moral obligations towards family then wife can also leave her husband.
 (2) Atharvaveda mantra 3/25/1- Wife should long to be in company of her husband.
(3) Atharvaveda mantra 3/25/5- wife should be attracted towards the loving attitude of her husband and should always remain sincere to her husband.
(4) Atharvaveda mantra 3/25/6 – wife should discover so much love and affection in her husband’s house that she should not remember her parent’s house at all.
(5) Atharvaveda mantra 3/30/2 – wife should conduct herself sweetly towards her husband.
(6) Atharvaveda mantra 4/38/1 – main qualities of wife:-
(a) Should have conquered sensuality (b) be hardworking (c) possessing best behaviour (d) striving to maintain home in best way.
(7) Atharvaveda mantra 4/38/2 -
(a) Preserves and increases husband’s earnings.
(b) Spends portion of husband’s earnings on yajyen.
(c) She is always working hard.
(8) Atharvaveda mantra 4/38/3-
(a) she does all household jobs with zeal and enthusiasm.
(b) works for the betterment of the house in a very mature way.
(c) ensures that there is no shortage of milk and milk products in the house.
(d) conserves the household earnings.
(9) Atharvaveda mantra 4/38/4-
 (a) she remains happy.
(b) does not get effected by sorrows and controls her anger.
(c) makes every one happy with her good behaviour.
(10) Atharvaveda mantra 4/38/5-
 (a) toils hard from sunrise to sunset.
(b) does her work in the light of sun and does not confine herself to dark rooms devoid of sunlight.
(11) Atharvaveda mantra 6/8/1 – wife should be dependent on husband just as a creeper completely depends on the tree.
(12)  Atharvaveda mantra 6/8/3 -wife should never  even think about separating from her husband.
13) Atharvaveda mantra 7/47/2- wife should remain healthy, possess expertise in household jobs, should be God fearing and remember God’s name and should possess divine qualities.

 

Bipin K. Badheka: Swamiji, pranam. I had read that Shri Krishna lived for 125 years and left his body near somnath in Gujarat. But swamiji, is there anything mentioned in ramayana or elsewhere as to Shri Ram lived for how many years, how he died & at which place and whether similar information about Sri Laxaman. Please reply.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. Shri Ram left behind his wife mata Sita in care of his sons- Luv and Kush. He left Ayodhya (U.P) at the age of eighty one years for jungle. Thereafter, no information received. As regards Shri Laxmanji, no information is mentioned in Valmiki Ramayan which is an authentic holy book.

Venu: I want to increase my height.
Swami Ramswarup: Height can be increased slightly upto the age between twenty one and twenty four years only. So, please intimate your age first.

Anonymous: At times during meditation one feel different colour lights approaching from different sides and he also feels that his body is growing getting light and that he is seeing himalayas and ashrams where aged rishi muni are doing tapasya. Is this ANUBHUTI or is this just kalpana?
Swami Ramswarup: If the aspirant sees the different colours, light, Himalayas etc., while sitting in meditation (i.e., in awake condition) then it is a good experience and must be.

Sagar: What are the literal meanings of Ved, Upanishad and Sanatana Dharm?
Swami Ramswarup: Ved = Knowledge (Gyan in Hindi). Upnishad= Up+Ni+Sad= Upnishad. Up means near, Ni means sure, Sad means truth i.e., sitting near, under the pious feet of acharya, one should listen to Vedas to know the truth. The education through which an aspirant gets the knowledge of Almighty God is called Upnishad.

Sanatan Dharma = The Dharma (religion) which contains the eternal truth. The word “Sanatan” means eternal. Rigveda mantra 1/62/8 states (SANAAT) sanatan (DIVAM) light of sun (BHOOMA) is received on the earth. The idea of the mantra is that the sunlight is generated/created from sanatan i.e., eternal matter and then is received on the earth. There are two sanatan i.e., eternal reasons of creation. One is Almighty God who is alive and second is non-alive matter i.e., Prakriti. The meaning of sanatan is eternal i.e., the matter which is not made from any matter i.e., it has no date of birth or creation. It is eternal and everlasting. So I think you will now be able to differentiate between sanatan philosophy of Almighty God, Vedas and creation and the present sanatan dharma.

Rahul: I have almost got cured as per your prescribed medicine for ulcerative colitis. Any more suggestions to cure fully?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. Long morning walk, light exercises, taking plenty of water daily, practice of asan and pranayam daily may please be continued daily.

Ajeet Kumar: In Hindu religion, when I should take my new born son to temple? Can I take him any time after birth or should I wait for any particular duration of time.
Swami Ramswarup: If a family is religious minded, it always takes part in religious functions based on family’s faith. So whenever you go to temple or do any religious function, you may carry your son along with you, irrespective of the question of age, please. Please read the article on Sanskars for more information.

K D Gupta: Pranam. Veda says of Vishnu the God having three footsteps for the brahmand, but no illustration is there. Srimadbhagwat has the details. Gita is referred in Bhagwat as in bhakti ears. So it is neither seed nor fruit. I mean Vedas and bhagwat, which is first? But certainly Gita can be classified as trunk which is always is truth. Why some of persons do not rely on Gita?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. In Rigveda mantra 1/22/18, it is stated “VISHNNUHU TRINNI PADANI VICHAKRAME” i.e., (VISHNNU) God who is omnipresent (TRINNI) three (PADANI) matters or behaviour i.e., three types of matters or behaviour - first, which are known, second -- to be known and third -- which are achievable. (VICHAKRAME) holds.

Idea is that God creates the universe and in the universe, He creates several matters for the benefit of human-beings. Human-beings must know the matters and get the same for beneficial use. I mean to say that there may not be such three footsteps of Almighty God. There are unlimited names of God based on His divine unlimited qualities as is also stated in Rigveda mantra 1/164/46.

In the above Rigveda mantra, His name is quoted ‘Vishnu’. The meaning of pious word “VISHNU” is Vishlari Vyaptau Vishnu i.e., omnipresent. You know, omnipresent means, there is not even a minutest place in the universe where God does not reside. That is why, He is omnipresent.

Secondly, the God is formless. Then from where the three footsteps came when God is omnipresent. He being formless, God doesnot have any foot etc. We will have to follow the path of eternal knowledge of Vedas which emanates direct from God and not the self-created path of human-beings.

K D Gupta: Swamiji pranam. I do not find Valmiki Ramayan more than a dharmik story narration, still it says KRATE CHA PRATIKARTAVYAM ES DHARMA SANATANAH. This is self explanation of a dharma so why different Hindu swamis or saraswatis or else high knowledge saints breaking Hindudharma in pieces like parivar or ashramas or samajs?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. Valmiki Ramayan preaches about moral duties, worship of God and other several matters of the world. As regards dharma, Vyas Muni in Shanti Parv of Mahabharat has given a beautiful and authentic definition that “MAHAJANA YEN GATHA SAH PANTHAHA” the Mahabharat epic was written by Vyas Muniji about five thousand three hundred years ago. So the meaning of the above shloka will have to be considered based on the circumstances of that time only and not based on the present scenario. At that time, present sects did not exist. Only Vedas’ knowledge was in vogue. So meaning of the above shloka will be- that the path of moral duties, worship and knowledge adopted by the then Rishis-Munis, who were learned by Vedas, is the Dharma, which we have to follow forever.

Another definition related to the above shloka is told by Manusmriti shloka 2/6 That “VEDAHA AKHILA DHARMAM MOOLAM” i.e., all the form of pious deeds have originated from Vedas. So if we are not the learned of Vedas and do our deeds against the Vedas that will not be called Dharma but will be “ADAHARMA”. So, what is Dharma and what is adharma is to be known by studying Vedas. For example- “PRATIKARTAVYAM” is dharma. But the definition of PRATIKARTAVYAM WILL BE KNOWN FROM VEDAS ONLY.

Otherwise, if mere definition is kept in the mind based merely on bookish knowledge, it will not be applicable, in the life forever i.e., such person will never serve the people without selfishness. It reveals that nowadays there are so many self-created definitions of Dharmas by saints, swamiji’s who are against the Vedas and hence, the problem. We will have to study Vedas again as was in action right from the beginning of the earth till Mahabharat war. So, to stop the disintegration of Hinduism and to unite them again, everybody must spread the knowledge of Vedas, Vedas’ being the knowledge which emanates direct from God at the beginning of the earth. Vedas are not sects and Vedas have not been written by any Rishi-Muni or saints etc. It is eternal knowledge which is everlasting.

Ismail: The world is a tease of dreams. What does it mean?
Swami Ramswarup: World is not a tease of dreams, please. Because when a person faces the result of his sins, he faces even when he is awake. Dreams are normally false. But, birth of a person, to face the result of the deeds like tensions, problems, sickness, sorrows etc., and thus struggle in the life is not a dream. Secondly, world never teases anyone but it is our own sins which tease us and we bear the same while living in the world.

Khedekar Sanjay: Is it possible for you to send me a copy of 63rd supplement of Atharva Veda?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. In Atharvaveda, there are kands, suktas and mantras. So, please intimate the same, so that it can be sent to you. If full Atharvaveda is required then you may please contact M/s. Vijay Kumar Govindram Hasanand, Nai sadak, Delhi.

Alvin Lal: Why is it not possible that Shri Hanuman Ji was not vanar ? You have said in the past: A) Vanar is a tribe in India and not monkey. B) Monkey cannot read Vedas. C) How can Sugreev being monkey as well, marry human lady, this is a sin being against Vedas. Keeping aside the point of marriage, as Hanumanji was Baal bramachari, why is not possible that he was monkey and perhaps 1/2 man, considering the following points below. A) Monkeys can be taught to read, write, answer phones and they have done this today in the world. They also have social behaviour like humans and a hierarchy within family, like humans. So why can they not read Vedas ? B)Vanar direct translation in Sanskrit means monkey. What proof exists that this was actually name of tribe and not literal meaning of monkey, i.e. what proof exists that actually Valmikiji meant tribe and not monkey literally in his Ramayan?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. Logically, scientifically and even based on the unchangeable laws of the nature, a vanar cannot be human-being and human-being cannot be a vanar. Secondly, Valmiki Ramayan is authentic holy book written by Rishi Valmikiji. Valmikiji and Sri Ram were contemporary to each other. Valmikiji has nowhere mentioned in his book that Hanumanji was a vanar (monkey). In Valmiki Ramayan it is mentioned that when Sri Ram and Laxman were searching Sitaji in the jungle they met with Hanumanji for the first time. After having discussion with Hanumaji, Sri Ram told to Laxman that Oh Laxman! See Hanumanji, he is a learned of four Vedas and Sanskrit grammar. I mean to say that vanar cannot be a learned of four Vedas, Sanskrit grammar, he can’t have talk with Sri Ram, Laxman and can never go to Lanka to search mata Sita.You see, Sugreev, Bali, Hanumanji, Angad etc., are being called vanars (monkeys) but their wives have never been called “she-monkeys” nor their faces have been projected to be like monkeys/she-monkeys. So, there was a tribe called vanar but in the said tribe, men-women were there and not monkeys. Monkeys or parrots etc., when will be taught then they may act accordingly but they cannot act as intelligently as man.

Secondly, God has stated that He (God) first gives the knowledge of the four Vedas to four Rishis, who are men. Then the rishis give to the other human-beings. Secondly, God states in the Vedas that worship/study of Vedas etc., are the deeds entrusted to human-beings only and not to others. So, the fundamental law of Almighty God cannot be challenged.

The proof of word “vanar” that it relates to the human-beings is stated above by the discussion between Hanumanji and Sri Ramji where Sri Ram addresses Hanumanji as vanar and side by side immediately states that vanar is learned of four Vedas. There are several other statements in Valmiki Ramayan which prove the fact that Hanumanji was not monkey but he belonged to vanar tribe.

For example- When Hanumanji met Sri Ram, then he gave his full introduction that he is the special warrior of king Sugreev. Sri Ram told Laxmanji that Hanumanji is sweet spoken, neither his sound pitch is high nor low. When a monkey meets a man, he cannot be sweet spoken or speak slowly. Instead, the monkey will start screeching.

You see, Valmikiji was a great philosopher of Vedas and yoga at that time. He was Rishi-Muni. Rishi-Muni can never tell lies. Secondly, Rishi- Munis cannot tell or write in such a manner which may become difficult to understand. Whatever, they see or experience, they write exactly the same. Then how Valmikiji could write Hanumanji as monkey. It is not a matter of Sanskrit word “Vanar” alone but it is a matter of creation which is created by Almighty God.

When we study the matter of creation in the Vedas, we find that human beings are meant to worship and not the other living beings. So, Hanumanji, studied Vedas being a human-being and not monkey.

You see, if nowadays also, we try to give the knowledge of the Vedas to some man or woman, it will be found that hardly a right person will be able to gain its knowledge, then what to talk about an animal which is not earmarked by Almighty God even to listen the Vedas. Can any animal or monkey define the meaning of formless God who is omnipresent and can the monkey meditate and realise God? I mean to say, it is quite impossible for a monkey to follow the said path under the rules and regulations of even Almighty God. Suppose, there is an electric switch. You train a boy of 6-8 years of age to switch it on. Simultaneously, a baby of monkey is also trained to do so. No doubt, both will switch it on. Now, you educate giving several examples to both about electric current in the wire that if anyone will touch the naked electric wire, then a person shall die. If the switch is now broken and the naked wire in which electric current is flowing is seen there, now if you order both of them to switch it on, you will observe that boy shall not touch the switch considering how fatal the naked wire is but the monkey will immediately obey and touch the switch. Naturally, the monkey will also touch the naked wire and die because the monkey was also trained to tell that the current is flowing in the naked wire but mere training by words, monkey could not be made to understand. Monkey can never understand that there exists electric current since he is animal who cannot be as intelligent as man. Can a monkey who is trained in some activities open an institute to train the other monkeys like a man? Certainly not.

Anonymous: A) What is the significance of the thumb, middle and ring finger used together to offer ahuti in Hawan ? Why is the Index and little finger not used? B) If Parents are not learned of the Vedas, and follow current Sanatan Dharm, can son convince them otherwise, i.e. to follow Vedic path ? if not, whose role is it ? Or just leave them to their choice ? C) In current day and age, with mortgages, school for children, transport, etc. expenses are high and income is average. Is it o.k. for wife to work as well to support family or is it purely husband's role as the income provider, as per Vedas ?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you.
(A) we only leave the index finger while giving aahutis in the burning fire of havankund/bedi. It is an indication to get the knowledge that index finger is used to point out the faults of others. At that time, three fingers are folded and point towards the accusing person with the idea that oh! Person you are pointing out the faults of others using your first index finger only but other three fingers are reminding you that you are three times the sinner.
(B) If parents do not accept the path of Vedas then there are two ways- first we must honourably and respectfully educate them irrespective of the fact that it may take any amount of time. Secondly, if yet our advise of Vedas goes in vain then you must follow your eternal path of Vedas undoubtedly and firmly and liberate them to follow their own path.

Yes, in the matter of wisdom, age is not considered. Manusmriti shloka 2/153 states “AGO BHAVTI VAI BALAHA PITA BHAVTI MANTRADAH” i.e., if there is a boy of a young age like that of 10-11 years and he is learned of Vedas, he will be considered like a father and the other person who is not the learned of Vedas and does not possess wisdom, he will be considered ignorant and like a newly born baby irrespective of his age.

(C) Though, it is the sole responsibility of husband to feed the family otherwise he should not marry. Vedas also clarify that if the hard ways suddenly come in life, a matured wife can help the husband in the earning.

Disha: Some sisters observe fast(vrat for their brothers) on bhai dooj day. I want to get the timings and the vidhi (rituals)for observing this fast. I also would like to know if its okay if the brother cannot reach the sisters house, and the sister puts the tika on a photo?
Swami Ramswarup: Though Bhaiya-Dooj is a pious occasion yet the procedure to do the bhaiya dooj is man-made and not God-made. So, at any time the function can be celebrated. As regards, Tikka on photo, as you mentioned in question, it is better if the tikka is sent by post.

Shikhar: Do you have a branch of Ved Mandir in Delhi also. How can I participate in the Yoga camp organized in December?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. I often come to Delhi when people organize the yajyen/Yoga camp. You can also organize in Delhi, please.

Anshul Goel: Namaskar swamiji, after reading your extracts of your question and answers, I am thinking who I am? Today's Hinduism is totally against Vedas. All over there are false beliefs, false knowledge. Can we do something to preserve Vedas and preserve our true religion? How can I get the true knowledge?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. I appreciate your views regarding love for Vedas. However, Hinduism is not against the Vedas but mostly the present saints are trying their level best to oppose the Vedas and deviate the public from Vedas. Saints generally state that Vedas are true but Vedas are difficult to understand and Yajyen is also of no use because it only gives heaven (swarg).

The said views of saints are totally false but public is innocent and follows the falsehood. It is seen everywhere that public goes to such saints and listens to such falsehood. Saints inspire the public to come to them and they collect money from the public. The learned acharya states on the contrary, that when the public shall start going to the learned acharya of Vedas, they will listen to the Vedas and do yajyen, listening of Vedas is not difficult. God has stated in Vedas “SUUSHROOM DHEERANAAM” (YAJURVEDA MANTRA 40/13) i.e., listen to Vedas from a learned acharya.

Secondly, Vedas are not a book and uptil Mahabharat war, people gained the knowledge by listening only. So to say that Vedas are difficult to understand is false statement. If people can go to false prophets then why not to the learned acharya of Vedas. But, people listen to the false prophets as the said prophets have spread the false views that the public will be happy or realise God by listening their so called satsang etc., and public for the last more than two thousand years has become habitual to listen to false prophets only. Now, we must do the labour to spread the true knowledge of Vedas, explaining the benefit of listening to Vedas. It is only then that the public would start listening to Vedas and would be able to know the truth. True knowledge is always gained from a learned acharya of Vedas.

Alvin Lal: Pranaam Guruji, Darwin's theory of evolution, states that Man evolved from monkeys. As per your statement's "It must be clear that universal laws are always unchangeable. So it is not possible that human beings previously were monkeys and thereafter the tail vanished away etc. as stated in Rigveda mantra 10/190/3 that the process of creation in each universe remains the same for example sun, moon, air ,water,human body etc ., made in the previous universe are the same in this creation of universe as well. So men, women were never made in the shape of monkey etc. " You also state: "No matter of monkey please, otherwise the process could have been continued as yet. Species theory is not according to Vedas please".
However the following things are not clear and I hope you can throw some light onto the matter. A) What is the use of appendix in human body, is is possible that is comes as part of the evolution from monkeys?
B) What is the use of small tail bone as part of pelvis that humans posses, is it also possible that it is part of evolution from monkey?
C) With regards to you last statement above, is it possible that it is a matter of timeline, as the evolution from monkey to man would have taken millions of years, whereas present man and monkey have only been around for thousands of years and therefore the process of evolution is there but will take more time?
D) Is it possible that man is also constantly evolving and that what is now, may not be the same in next 10,000 years?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. I think I have already stated that to come to the truth proof of Vedas is required. Whatever is according to Vedas, is all true otherwise false please. First of all, Darwin’s theory of evolution is not mentioned in Vedas and is also totally against the Vedas. Therefore is not accepted by learned acharya. Yes, process of creation is eternal, everlasting and unchangeable, please.

(A) Appendix has no concern with the Darwin’s theory. Because the construction of living body is controlled by God and whatever God has made in human body is all according to the requirement. No organ can stay without functioning. If it functioned earlier then if stops functioning like appendix then the part of body will decay. Who knows the full creation of the God and how can we declare that appendix is a useless part of the body. If we challenge the appendix, we challenge the nature. If the appendix will be declared a useless part of body then appendix could act as inactive part but in several cases acute pain occurs and sometimes the patient dies when it bursts. We will have to think about the theory of karmas/deeds. Is it not possible that God wanted to give the punishment of sin to the sinner in this way etc. So nothing is useless in the universe. In the construction of human body after all, there will be end to the making of the part. So tail bone is the end of back bone otherwise ask the science where the God should end the construction of the bone. If we will not accept the creation as hundred percent correct then we must also comment on ankle as to why ankle has been left at the end of the leg.

(B) No, tail bone is not part of evolution process. Otherwise, the tail could have survived uptil now on the basis of unchangeable fundamental law of nature. Rightly, Yajurveda mantra 40/9 states “ANDHANTAMAHA PRAVISHANTI……” that scientist who is undertaking research of nature alone gets indulged in illusion. Mantra states that the scientist most do research in nature (science etc.) along with spiritualism based on Vedas.

(C) and (D) Millions and trillions of years will not be able to change the creation please otherwise the Rigveda mantra 10/190/3 stating “SURYA CHANDRAMAA MASAU DHATA POORVYAM AKALPAYAT” will be considered false, which can never happen. So the form of the matter created by God will ever remain same and the said process is eternal and everlasting. One more thing that every theory, ancient or present or worship is created by human mind whereas the creator and His creation is beyond imagination. It is also pertinent to mention here that Darwin’s theory has not been universally accepted.

Siddharth Bajaj: I think it does not matter because level of oxygen (i.e 20.995 % of atmosphere) in the earth remains same. If there is no sun in India then there will be sun in America so the total level of oxygen remains same in the earth. So is it true that it does not make any difference whether we do pranayama in the absence of sun or present of sun?
Swami Ramswarup: When the sun rays touch the pious burning fire of hawan kund /bedi then only the material offered in the hawan kund can be transferred into atoms etc., and then it reaches the sky, please. So, presence of sunlight is essential on the place where Yajyen/hawan is being performed. So the benefit of doing Prannayam in the night is there but full benefit is attained at the time of dawn or day and evening time. Secondly, Vedas have already told about the worship/pranayaam etc., in the morning and evening time. However, an ascetic is allowed to do worship, Prannayam etc., at any time, including in night. So, we must not forget that we have to obey Vedas.

Hemant: Aadarniya Swamiji, First of all a Namaskar. Thank you very much for your valuable answer. Dear Swamiji, I really want to learn Vedas (Asan, pranayam ) can you please please help me out. What should be my daily routine ? Eagerly awaiting for your valuable answer.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. You are advised to study some of my books which are based on Vedas. Books will first help you to enter the knowledge of Vedas and Yoga Philosophy. Then the important law of Vedas is to go to a learned acharya of Vedas and Yoga Philosophy to learn the spiritual knowledge personally. So after studying the books, you may either come here to get the spiritual knowledge or seek the acharya locally. I have written about twenty books but you may study first the following books:
(i) Vedic Satsang Sangrah- Part I & II. (in Hindi)
(ii) Brahamcharya – Ek Dukh Nivarak Divya Manni (in Hindi)
(iii) Yajya Karma –Sarvashreshth Ishwar Pooja (in Hindi)
(iv) Comments In Hindi On Patanjal Yog Darshan – I &II ( in Hindi)
(v)Vedanta and Eternal Vedas’ Philosophy – in English
(vi) Yoga – A Divine Vedas’ Philosophy- in English
(vii) Vedas – A Divine Light – Part I & II (in English)
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Ajay: What is the origin of lord Shiva?
Swami Ramswarup: As per the eternal philosophy of the Vedas existence of a human body becomes possible from parents so, Shivji Maharaj sure took birth and became a famous Yogi and equivalent to God. Unnatural statements or the statements which do not tally with the Vedas are not accepted by the learned being unauthentic.

The said fact has also been mentioned by Rishi Patanjali in his Yog Shastra Sutra 1/7 that to reach at the truth or to declare a matter as true, proof of Vedas is essential. Kapil Muni in his Sankhya Shastra Sutra 3/81 further states that in the absence of proof of ved mantras and alive Ashtang Yogi, who is learned of Vedas, a new tradition of blind faith will start. I mean to say, in Vedas there is only one formless, Almighty, omnipresent God Who is worshipped. God never takes birth, He is always away from birth and death and never faces result of any deeds, etc.

Hari Govindan: Swamiji, is there a spiritual practice called Apsara Sadhana. Is there a spirital text - Viswamitra Samhita?
Swami Ramswarup: No, please. There is no tradition of worship of Apsara sadhana in Vedas. Vedas only tell to worship a Formless God who is Omnipresent, Almighty, creates, nurses and destroys the universe. Sorry, I do not know about Vishwamitra Samhita please.

S P: What is the auspicious time for garbhadhan? When according to our scriptures garbhadhan should idealy take place and what are the prohibited time for the same? Please comment.
Swami Ramswarup: It is spring season which is particularly auspicious time for Garbhadan sanskar. For the details, I would advise you to read my book “Brahmacharya – Ek Dukh Nivarak Divya Manni” in Hindi . If you desire, book can be sent on receipt of your postal address.

Anshul: What is the concept of so many millions of gods in our religion, although Vedas and Gita says that God is one, creator and maintainer of whole universe. Why Hindus give the status of God to gurus n leaders? There is a lot of difference between God and guru. Inspite of knowing that Vedas and Gita are sentences spoken by god itself, why is there so many religious n philosophical books written by saints in Hinduism? Its better to preach only Gita to the world, not to write ones own thinking in a new book.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. There is only one God, who is Formless, Omnipresent, Almighty, he creates, nurses and destroys the universe. His authentic description is in Vedas, they being eternal knowledge which emanates direct from God. In the absence of Vedas’ knowledge, people get indulged in illusion and follow the man-made worship. Please read the articles: God is formless and About Gurus.

No doubt, without guru/teacher, nobody can gain knowledge. This is a fundamental law of nature that knowledge is gained when it is given by someone. That is why Vedas state that first guru of four Rishis of unsexual creation is Almighty God Himself from whom the knowledge of Vedas emanates and is originated in the heart of four rishis. Thereafter the knowledge is spread by Rishis traditionally. So guru is essential as per Vedas, but Vedas state that he must be learned of four Vedas and ashtang yoga Philosophy. The ancient Rishis also wrote books i.e., six shastras, upnishads, Bhagwad Geeta etc., but they wrote books which were totally based on Vedas.

Yog Shastra Sutra 1/7 states that to reach at truth, a brief discussion and proof of Ved mantras is essential.

The said fact has also been mentioned by Rishi Patanjali in his Yog Shastra Sutra 1/7 that to reach at the truth or to declare a matter as true, proof of Vedas is essential. Kapil Muni in his Sankhya Shastra Sutra 3/81 further states that in the absence of proof of ved mantras and alive Ashtang Yogi, who is learned of Vedas, a new tradition of blind faith will start. I mean to say, in Vedas there is only one formless, Almighty, omnipresent God Who is worshipped. God never takes birth, He is always away from birth and death and never faces result of any deeds, etc.

You are right that why so many books are being written at present. I mean to say, if the books do not contain the proof of Ved mantras then the books will not be of any use as per the statement of above Yog Shastra sutra and Vedas.

Several books are not required to be written if our concentration is made on listening/studying the Vedas. Now, there is a problem that the learned of Vedas has to write the books to spread the knowledge of Vedas and to oppose the views of the writers, saints etc., which are against the Vedas.

As regards only preaching of Bhagwad Geeta, it will not serve the purpose please. You know, Geeta has been written by Vyas muniji about 5,300 years ago and orated by Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj. Both the dignitaries were learned of Vedas and Ashtang yoga Philosophy.

You see, the medical philosophy is known by medical officers only. Similarly, Bhagwad Geeta’s philosophy written by philosopher of Vedas will only be known by the philosophers of Vedas and not by others.

Nowadays, several saints have written comments on Bhagwad Geeta but they do not know Sanskrit and Vedas’ philosophy then how can their comments be considered authentic?

As per Sankhya Shastra Sutra 3/81 written by Kapil muniji, such practice spreads blind faith in the public. So, first of all study of four Vedas and hard practice of ashtang Yoga Philosophy is required to realise the truth. Bhagwad Geeta is a spiritual, social, pious granth but you see before its existence the spiritual knowledge was also alive. Moreover, the real study of Bhagwad Geeta reveals that this pious granth inspires the aspirants to study Vedas and to start hard practice of Ashtang Yoga Philosophy.

Alvin Lal: Should one attend Ramayan recitals, even though Vedas states only to pray to formless God and listen to acharya who is learned of 4 Vedas and practices ashthang yoga and then only listen to Vedas ? Reason being that Shri Ram followed path of Vedas, therefore if you listen to his katha, one is very likely to follow that, because it is an example of how Vedas should be followed in life? Also if allowed, should we listen to Valmiki Ramayan, being authentic to Vedas ? Also you mentioned that before doing hawan with gaytari mantra, should be empty stomach as natural causes stool, wind are not allowed. How to do this for the afternoon hawan? For the morning we can fast before hawan, therefore no natural causes, but what about for afternoon ? And we do this daily, does that mean fast for afternoon hawan as well everyday?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. Rules and regulations of the Almighty God are mentioned in Vedas which are immortal and unchangeable as is also stated in Rigveda mantra 3/56/1. So, if we obey the order of Almighty God who is creator of universe then we will have to worship Him only and He is formless, omnipresent, Almighty God. To decide the truth there are two proofs- one the eternal knowledge of the Vedas and second are the holy books written by the Rishi-munis based on Vedas. So, we must always study Vedas and the holy books written by rishis. So, the study of Valmiki Ramayan is authentic, please.

After taking lunch, naturally the time of performing the evening hawan, would be minimum after three hours. We may take water or liquid drinks in between. Yet our stomach will remain empty if we do not take any solid food after lunch and before performing the evening hawan. So one can do hawan accordingly.

Rajesh Kumar: Swamiji what is Udashin State of Mind?
Swami Ramswarup: This is the stage of mind when after long worship of God and practice of Yoga Philosophy under guidance of learned acharya of Vedas, one becomes ascetic. The details of this stage is mentioned in my book- comments on Patanjal Darshan ; Yog Shastra sutra 1/15 and 16. You are advised to study the book, please. At this stage, the person desires only to realise God and do worship accordingly.

Zoheir Adam: When will death come to these people? (details provided)
Swami Ramswarup: As you know, death and birth are always in control of Almighty God. the human life is meant to overcome death and get salvation only. A phakir always blesses for long, happy life for all human-beings.

Sagar: Does Vedas allow remarriage of widows? If no then why so?
Swami Ramswarup: According to Vedas remarriage is not permitted for a widow. In this connection please refer Rigveda mantra 10/40/2.

The lady if is capable to maintain brahamcharya then only the problem ends otherwise property dispute, destruction of morality which requires to maintain pativrat dharma takes place. Yet if a widow is interested to get children then Rigveda mantra 10/85/45 allows her to get child by adopting niyog from widower or married person. But in my view procedure for a widow to get child will not be fruitful in these days where the eternal knowledge of four Vedas is not being adopted in life.

The said procedure was in practice during the previous three yugas. For example- after the death of their husbands, Ambika, and Ambalika got children. They were all maintaining brahamcharya and adopting eternal knowledge and moral duties of Vedas, they knew that as soon as the widow gets pregnancy the relationship has to be broken forever and the child would get the name of his deceased father and not the present father. So I never recommend the said law/principle in these days because the people are almost away from eternal knowledge of Vedas and mostly the people are against Vedas and thus mostly the religious places have been made professional and place of sins.

So it is better if the widow maintains her brahamcharya. Otherwise, in Yajurveda mantra 7/48 it is clearly mentioned that every human being is free to do pious deeds according to Vedas or sins against the Vedas but result is awarded by Almighty God in the shape of happiness and sorrows/grief respectively. So everyone is free to do whatever he wants.

There is a great difference between marriage and above quoted relation of Niyog. In marriage, the girl/bride has to leave her father’s home and she does not further maintain her relation with her parents. The girl then forever remains in her husband’s house.

In niyog, widow gets her children through niyog but remains always in her husband’s house, who has gone to heavenly abode.

Sagar: Does Rigved mention that Brahmans, or priests, were created from the mouth, they were to provide for the intellectual and spiritual needs of the community. Kshatriyas, warriors and rulers, were derived from the arms, their role was to rule and to protect others. Vaishyas--landowners and merchants--sprang from the thighs, and were entrusted with the care of commerce and agriculture. Shudras--artisans and servants--came from the feet, their task was to perform all manual labor?
Swami Ramswarup: No, please. Vedas never state about such unnatural matters. Some people misinterpret the divine meanings of Ved mantras. For example- the said wrong views have been made by the ignorant persons on Yajurveda mantra 31/11 and Rigveda mantra 10/90/12 . The said mantra states-“BRAHMANNO MUKHAM ASEET.” The real meaning is that persons, without considering the matter of caste etc./, who study Vedas, do Yajyen and hard practice of Ashtang Yoga and as result become learned, Rishi-munis , yogi such persons are considered respectable, praiseworthy in the world like the mouth of the body.

So is the meaning of the rest of the sections of society viz., warriors (kshatriyas), vaishyas, shudras etc., i.e., the person who has the quality in his arms of acquiring mental and physical power to protect the country from enemies , to maintain law and order in the country and to help the poor is called warrior (kshatriya).

The person who acquires power in his thighs to travel quickly from one place to another for business pursuits, agriculture etc., and distributes the goods honestly to the society is called the vaishya.

A person who could not study well and does not have the qualities of the said three sections of the society, he discharges his duties by serving the said society well and thus is called shudra. The said sections are not based on birth but are always based on deeds and therefore are changeable accordingly.

Sagar: What is gotra and why same gotra marriages are forbidden?
Swami Ramswarup: The meaning of ‘gotra’ is a path, family line, genealogy and a learned acharya on whose name the path of vansh (gotra) has been made. For-example, there was “Bhardwaj rishi” on whose name Bhardwaj gotra stands etc. Rigveda mantra 10/85/21 states that marriage of boy and girl must not be performed within gotra. According to Rigveda Mantra 10/85/21 marriage should always be solemnized with girl from different gotra. Manusmriti Shloka 3/5 states that the girl who is away from the six generations of parents is only to be married.

Hemant: Dear Swamiji, First of all a Namaskar. Is Om mentioned in Vedas ? the origin ? i.e utpatti /stiti/lay how is it described how actually Om came into existence? Please specify the names of god which match with the current existing names like Ganesh, Brahma, Vishnu, Shiv/Mahesh any others too if yes please specify where in which Vedas & verse they are mentioned? The stories which r described in 18 puranas have been they really occurred or else? Are there any lok any mentioned in 18 puranas as shiv lok, pitru lok, etc. Do angels exist? Do matru or pitru or forefathers atmas really help us? Dear swamiji pls guide me in worshipping the almighty who is omnipresent pls suggest some of your best tips & ideas as how to worship the lord who resides within us.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. Om is the best name of Almighty God in the Vedas. Now, if you are a professor and your name is Sri Hemant Kumar, you teach mathematics, the best. Then, your praise will spread all over the college and outside too. Now, you have to think that whether the praise is due to your name or yourself? Your name is Sri Hemant Kumar. Your name does not teach mathematics to students but you yourself teach. However, the praise will be yours along with your name. So, Yog Shastra Sutra 1/27 states “TASYA VACHAKAHA PRANNAVAHA” i.e., the name of God is Om. I mean to say there are two things.

One is yourself and second is your name. Name is Vachak and your self is vachya. Similarly there is a formless, Almighty, immortal God whose name is Om. God creates, nurses and destroys the universe. The knowledge of four Vedas emanates direct from God at the beginning of each creation. One should know about the creation from Vedas otherwise the real knowledge about Prakriti, souls, Almighty God and His worship cannot be known. For example – If one for the first time goes to Bombay and no body knows him there then one will have to introduce one self to others, then the people of that place would be able to know about him otherwise not. Similarly, after final destruction of the universe when new creation starts and non-sexual living beings came into existence then every body is ignorant. Because knowledge is only attained when it is given by someone. In the new non-sexual creation, there is not even any learned acharya to give knowledge. Hence, it is but natural that the knowledge of four Vedas emanates from Almighty God and is originated in the heart of four Rishis as has also been briefed in Rigveda mantra 10/181/1,2 and Yajurveda mantra 31/7 .

Vedas contains three eternal educations- Gyan Kand i.e., science, Karma Kand i.e., form of deeds and Upasana Kand i.e., worship. The said education has been told by God Himself in Vedas and God has briefed His unlimited names based on His unlimited divine qualities in the Vedas as is also stated in Rigveda mantra 1/164/46. Out of which the best name of the God has been stated as “Om” in Yajurveda mantra 40/15 stating “OM KRATO SMAR” i.e., Oh! Aspirant you are entrusted to do deeds therefore at the time of your death recite the name of God –‘Om’. The idea of the mantra is that the human-being always does the deeds-good or bad, as per his society and the result is awarded by God. God states that one should always remember the name of God –Om especially at the time of death to get peace. The listening /study of Vedas also opens our eyes to the fact that we must follow the Vedas and do jaap of the name of the God which has been mentioned by the God Himself in the Vedas. We must never go against the eternal knowledge of Vedas.

Names of God
In the Vedas there is only one God but has so many names according to his qualities. For example His name is OM which means the God is the saviour of all. His name is SURYA (sun) i.e., sun has light but sun takes light from God because God has the supreme and Divine light of His own. His name is Chandrma (moon). Moon gives peace, calm, cold and charming light so the name of God is also Chandrma (moon) because God gives peace, calm etc., to those who worship etc., etc. we all people do not worship thirty three Goddesses as briefed above. Shiva means Kalyan i.e., happiness, welfare, good fortune and benediction etc., i.e., He who does welfare to human beings, He is Shiva and He is only one Almighty God said above. Vishnu means He who is everywhere and He is only one Almighty God.

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 utter 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". In Yajurveda mantra 32/1 the names of God stated are AGNI, ADITYA, VAAYU, CHANDRMA, SHUKRAM, BRAHM, AAPAH, and PRAJAPATIHI ETC, ETC, ETC. I would explain the meaning of above all the names of God in brief due to shortage of time and space.

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 Eedey - in the said mantra the meaning of Agni is God according to the qualities and situation. Meaning of Eedey means desire. Therefore the meaning of Agnim Eedey is , "I am desirous of God. Similarly YAM means controller of universe, Matrishva means air i.e., like the air God gives life to human beings. Aditya means which can not 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 one who nurses the universe. So all the said meanings have the qualities of God and hence the name of God in the Vedas, but these 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, utter or tell 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 names 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 present saints who were against the Vedas and speak only charming stories etc., and never tells about Vedas. Whereas the description of Vedas is in Geeta, Ramayana, six shastras, Upnishads and all ancient holy books. The reason why the present (most of them) saints do not quote Vedas is that they do not study the Vedas, do not do Yajyen and do not obey Ashtang Yoga Philosophy mentioned in Vedas which was too 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.

Trinity
There is only one God who is formless, creates, nurses and destroys 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 emanate 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 assistance etc. No one is above God please. All religions tell to worship God.

In Rigveda mantra 2/23/1 there is a word, "GANNANAAM TWA GANNPATIM HAVAMAHE". In the mantra Gannanam means who is Supreme, amongst all the matters of universe, i.e., God and Gannapatim means he who is Supreme Lord of the matters of the universe i.e., God , "TWA" means you i.e., God, HAVAMAHE means accept that is accept for worship. Idea of the mantra is one should always worship the God who is Supreme commander of the universe, who is omniscient and Almighty.

Stories of eighteen purannas do not tally with the true knowledge of Vedas. Vedas contain knowledge only but not any story, history of anyone etc. In Vedas there is no mention of any proper noun except that of Almighty God.

There are only three lokas in Vedas viz.
(i) Dyulok (celestial bodies emitting light)
(ii) Antariksh lok (space)
(iii) Prithvilok (the earth)
No swarg-narak, angels etc., exist in the sky as per Vedas. After death, no soul helps us. Soul has to take next birth within fourteen days based on his good or bad deeds as per Yajurveda chapter 39.

Your views are really highly appreciated. I would advise you to first read some of my books to gain the knowledge of Vedas and worship of omnipresent God. Books are – Vedic Satsang Sangrah- I & II Detailed comments on Patanjal Yog Darshan – I & II, Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta –Ek Vedic Rahasya (chapters 1-6), Brahamcharya –Ek Dukh Nivarak Divya Manni (all the said books are in Hindi) Next are – Questions and Answers on Vedanta and Eternal Vedas Philosophy, Yoga – A Divine Vedas philosophy, Vedas- A Divine Light- I& II ( all the said books are in English) .

You may ask one or two books first instance. The books can be sent on receipt of your postal address if you so desire, please. In the said books – the best said Vedic ideas are mentioned and eternal path of worship of God has also been described.

Alvin Lal: I have yet another question that comes in my mind. Please enlighten once more guruji... In the question "Is to have relationship before marriage sin?" you answered: Only after marriage boy and girl can meet, and that they cannot give their hearts to each other till marriage. That is fundamental Vedic law. However, In the Ramayan, where Shri Ram was great learned of the 4 Vedas and a yogi, when he comes to Janakpuri with brother Lachman and Rishi Vishwamitr, he goes to collect flowers for the Rishi's pooja, where he meets Sita. They seem to stare lovingly (and cannot stop staring) into each other's eyes for a long time and then return back with the flowers. Firstly is the above authentic as per Valmiki Ramayan? Secondly if authentic then, is this not against the above Vedas philosophy, where boy an girl should not meet before marriage and that they should not give their hearts (love) to each other, till after marriage.. How can Shri Ram a great yogi and learned of the 4 vedas, break this fundamental law?
Swami Ramswarup: There are two Ramayanas in our country – Tusikrit and Rishi Valmiki Krit. Rishi Valmiki was contemporary to Sri Ram. Rishi Narad told the story of Sri Ram to Valmikiji. Valmikiji saw whole of the life events of Sri Ram, Mata Sita, Laxman etc., right from the birth of Sri Ram and till the time when he returned back to Ayodhya after fourteen years of exile including conquering over Lanka. So the learned of Vedas accept Valmiki Ramayan as an authentic holy book. I mean to say that in Valmiki Ramayan, the story stated by you about meeting of Sri Ram and Sita in a garden has not been mentioned. So it never happened, please.

October 2008

Alvin Lal: In your book, Vedas a Divine light, you mention there are no such thing as ghosts, as soul is in comma state after death, however you also mention in advice to pregnant ladies, that they should stay away from haunted house.. This statement does not make sense, if there are no such thing as ghosts, how can house be haunted? Please help clear the confusion. Is it a co-incidence, that formless God's name is also Shiv, Vishnu, Bramha depending upon his mood or what he is doing, when there were also (as you state) Yogi's of the same names, who took birth ? What I mean is that how come god is actually called the same name as these three yogi's ? For Example, if he was protecting the universe, why couldn't formless god's name be something else apart from Vishnu ? Why is there a one to one relationship between these three yogis and god's name ?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. The word “haunted” used by us in the reply does not relate to ghosts please. Vedic knowledge is not changeable. I mean to say if on one side Vedas state that there is no existence of ghosts then on the other side they cannot state that ghosts exists. So the word used by us was in the sense “a place frequented by dangerous animals or a deserted house.” The same meaning also exists in Oxford dictionary.

It is not co-incidence that Shiv, Brahma, Vishnu are the names of formless God. Rigveda mantra 1/164/ 46 states that “Ekam Sadrupa ……………” that is God is one but His names are unlimited based on His unlimited divine qualities. The book named Vedas A Divine Light which you possess wherein such answers has been mentioned on pages—23 and 77.

You see, Sri Ram, Sri Krishna Maharaj, Sita are also the names taken from Vedas by the Rishis and awarded. Nowadays also name ceremony is performed and the Rishi-munis or learned of Vedas always choose the name of boy or girl from Vedas. There is only one formless Almighty God who creates, nurses, destroys and again creates the universe, the said process being eternal and everlasting.

Aarushi: Is there is anything critical in horoscope we should look after and what are the ways in this kind of situations to get married and what can be the consequences?
Swami Ramswarup: As per the Vedas, matching of such gunnas, manglik etc., are not mentioned therein so one should never worry about the same and must go ahead. However, we have to follow the preach of Vedas –shastras wherein it is sated that the girl and boy and the parents of both sides must be honourable and capable to take care of the bride. Bride and bridegroom both must be having good qualities i.e., honesty, sweet spoken nature, hardworking, must know the family duties to be discharged. Bridegroom must also earn well to meet the requirements of his bride.

M. R.: I am a Hindi living in South Africa where many rituals are practised as regards wedding ceremonies. Please advise me on the significance of Dwaar Pjua, Tiluk and paaw puja where a number of women from the girls side offer gifts of fruit and other items. Are these essential part of the wedding? We find that every priest has his own way of performing these acts. There is no uniformity.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. Nowadays, the marriages are being performed by priests according to their own way. However, Vedas tell about eight types of marriages as given on the website.

However, to offer the fruits, gifts etc., from any side either to bride or bridegroom can’t be stated wrong, being a happy occasion. But main thing is whether the marriage is performed with Ved mantras by a Purohit or not. With the grace of God I have also written two books in English, Vedas A Divine Light and Vedas A Divine Light Pt II which clarify such doubts very well. I would advise you to read books please.

Alvin Lal: In the last reply you said the following: "The education of sanatan dharma is gained through Vedas because Vedas are also sanatan". How is it that two Dharam's Araya Samaj, and Sanatan both based on the same Vedas are totally different? One supports, Murti Pooja (Idol Worship) of different gods, supports Avtar of God, has different Sharaad karama (death rituals), has a caste system. While the other Arya Samaj does not support any of this? How can they be so different yet they are based on Vedas? How to choose which one?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessing to you. The word “Sanatan” means eternal. Rigveda mantra 1/62/8 states (SANAAT) sanatan (DIVAM) light of sun (BHOOMA) is received on the earth. The idea of the mantra is that the sunlight is generated/created from sanatan i.e., eternal matter and then is received on the earth.

There are two sanatan i.e., eternal reasons of creation. One is Almighty God who is alive and second is non-alive matter i.e., Prakriti. The meaning of sanatan is eternal i.e., the matter which is not made from any matter i.e., it has no date of birth or creation. It is eternal and everlasting. So I think you will now be able to differentiate between sanatan philosophy of Almighty God, Vedas and creation and the present sanatan dharma.

‘Arya’ word is sanatan but samaj word is not sanatan. samaj word has very well been added to ‘Arya’ the sanatan word, by Swami Dayanandji, whose philosophy is great and beyond any doubt.

Kaushalya Gupta: Who helped Hanuman ji to re-collect his power in Ramayana?
Swami Ramswarup: Jamvant helped Hanuman to recollect his power in Ramayana.

K Guruprasad: Please request you to clarify my doubts herewith (These questions are asked to clarify to my friends and relatives, as I feel that these are not Ved mantras however, you are the authority on Ved mantras, hence need your help please)
1.) Is there any aachaman mantra authentic as per veda which is 1. Om Achudaya Namaha 2. Om Anandhaya namaha 3. Om Govindaya namaha?
Swami Ramswarup: You have quoted the shlokas which are man made and not the Ved mantras. Because the said shlokas and not mantras are not mentioned in any Ved. Neither from Vedas nor from any granth written by a Rishi.

K Guruprasad: 2.) Is this "SHUKLAM BHARATHARAM VISHNUM..." and "MAMO PAARTHA SAMASTHA DHURIDHAYA KSHA DWARA..." is a ved mantra? If yes..pl request you to give the meaning please.
Swami Ramswarup: SHUKLAM BHARATHARAM etc., are also not Ved mantras.

K Guruprasad: 3.) Can you as well tell me from which Ved (like Rig/yajur), the aachaman mantra's what we do before havan (OM AMRITO PASTRANMASI SWAHA etc.,) are from?
Swami Ramswarup: The aachman mantra which we say before havan are based on “Gobhil Griha sutra” 1/3/1-3, “AAPASTAMBA GRIHA SUTRA” 1/2/3- which are the parts of Ved mantras and described by Rishis. Rishis are those who attain Dharmamegh Samadhi as per yog shastra sutra 4/29, 30, 31 and see/experience the alive Ved mantras in their meditation. Their views are hundred percent authentic based on Ved mantras. Vedas as well as Rishi-granths accept the views of Rishis as authentic. Those who have not attained Samadhi, their views are not considered authentic as per Vedas and shastras. So aachman mantras said are authentic and give us fruitful results.

K Guruprasad: 4.) When was Manusmriti was written and what is the main theme of Manusmriti?
Swami Ramswarup: At the beginning of the earth, the knowledge of the four Vedas originated in the heart of four Rishis. Rishis gave this knowledge to Brahma (name of a Rishi). Brahma further gave this knowledge to Manu. So the period when Manusmriti was written relates to the beginning of the earth.

K Guruprasad: 5.) Is it possible for an yogi to decide the number of years he wish to live (Subject to max of 400 years) even in this changed and unrealistic times of today?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, it is possible even for everybody to decide his long age if he follows the pure Vedic path which also includes hard practice of Ashtang Yoga philosophy.

K Guruprasad: 6.) Are there true Rishi / Muni's /Yogi's available on earth other than India?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, the true Yogi/Rishi may be living on this earth but uptil now they are living as unknown figures. To find them out is a pious task but people are after the materialistic progress/materialistic achievements and not after spiritualism, due to lack of knowledge of Vedas.

K Guruprasad: 7) If Vedas does not accept BIG BANG theory, then what is the real theory of evolution of universe (I have understood very well from you that this universe can and is only created by one ultimate superpower, GOD)
Swami Ramswarup: The universe is created by Almighty God when a small fraction of His power acts in non-alive matter i.e., Prakriti. God thus creates, nurses and destroys the universe at a proper time and again creates. The said process is eternal and everlasting. Please read the article on creation.

K Guruprasad: 8) Is there any Karma counted for Yogi's/Rishis after attaining Mukti/samadhi level?
Swami Ramswarup: No, Karma is counted of such Yogi due to the fact that he has attained salvation with the grace of Almighty God. Salvation means mukti (freedom). Freedom means such yogi has been liberated from facing any kind of result of the deed.

Sanjay: how to know one's Ishta dev?
Swami Ramswarup: The fact can either be told by the person or his worship will tell the truth about his Ishta Dev to whom he worships.

Prabhat Sood: Our Hindu calender is based on Moon paksha and starts with Prathama and ends with Purnima or Amavas depending on Shukla or Krishna Paksha. Then when the week like Somvar, Mangalvar etc. were introduced. And then who allocated these days to a particular deity, like Somvar to Shivji, Mangalvar to Hanumnaji etc. etc. I do not think days like Somvar, Mangalvar..etc. are mentioned in Vedas or Puranas, only Tithis are mentioned. Could you please clarify, if the weekdays were just introduced to match the Gragorian calendar?
Swami Ramswarup: Days like som, mangal etc., have been created by God but the allotment of Devtas like Shivji, Hanuman etc., have been made by human beings at their own as the same is not mentioned in Vedas.

Raj Bhalla: I have a question regarding Rigveda 10/70/8. This Mantra talks about inviting three Devi's to the Yajna named Ida, Bharati and Saraswati. Can you please explain who these Devi's are? And why they are being invited?
Swami Ramswarup: The three devis mentioned in Rigveda mantra 10/70/8 are our heart feelings/thoughts/views. Those heart feelings/thoughts are stuti/(praise), Prarthna (prayer) and Upasana (worship). A complete worship is done when the aspirant has got perfection in such three heart feelings.

ABC: We are writing to enquire if you (or someone) can let us know how much time is remaining for us based on our name & birthdate only as we do not have time?
Swami Ramswarup: Fact is known by Almighty God, please. We must always worship formless, Almighty, Omnipresent God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. He only gives us long, happy life.

Raj Bhalla: You have stated that the knowledge of the Vedas was given by Almighty God in the heart of four Rishis in the beginning of creation. My question is whether Almighty God first gave them the knowledge of the Sanskrit Grammar before giving the Veda's knowledge. Did Almighty God give the knowledge of the Sanskrit Grammar to the same four Rishis or different ones.
Swami Ramswarup: Ans. Almighty God did not give the knowledge of Sanskrit . He gave the knowledge of Ved mantras. Since the Rishis did not know the Sanskrit language, the words used in Ved mantras the Almighty God with His power originated the knowledge of each Ved mantra with its pronunciation, word-meanings, ideas, sandhi- vichched of ved-mantras etc., then and there. Accordingly, the Rishis became learned of Sanskrit language and its pronunciation etc. The present Sanskrit grammer is made by Rishis at their own otherwise in ancient times, study of Vedas alone was in force but not Sanskrit grammar, etc. That is why, the Sanskrit language used in Ved mantras is divine language which emanates direct from God and the present Sanskrit language/grammar is made by man. Almighty God only gave the above knowledge of Vedas to four Rishis of non-sexual creation at the beginning of the earth and not others. The Vedas’ knowledge has been spread orally by learned Rishis traditionally uptil now.

Sagar: Does Vedas mention anything about child marriage?
Swami Ramswarup: No, please. The age of boy must be twenty years and that of girl not less than eighteen years.

Dr. Harish Arya: Do you believe in worshipping the idiols(pictures made up of paper and stones)?
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas do not accept idol worship. We have only to worship one formless God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe.

Anonymous: I am a widow with just one daughter. I am really confused and feared the loneliness in future. What can I do to overcome the situations?
Swami Ramswarup: I think, you’re not alone, my daughter. Your loving daughter of 17 years of age is already with you to care. I may tell you, your decision at this juncture to seek any help or other association may cause you trouble. We must always seek help and company of Almighty God through a learned acharya of Vedas and yoga philosophy which actually has become impossible now a days. People never think to do Yajyen, practice of ashtnag yoga, name jaap and study of Vedic culture which fully helps the person to achieve long, happy life. Such person never suffers loneliness or never faces troubles etc. Dear daughter, if you will be weak at this stage then the world would try to overcome you or tease you etc. You see, Kunti was also a widow but she never felt loneliness and she carefully nursed her sons- The Pandavas. She was associated with the spiritual knowledge well and that is why when her sons got settled i.e., won the kingdom after Mahabhart war, she left the kingdom to retire to jungle for austerity and ever remained happy. So I would advise you to please pay your personal attention towards spiritualism, first. Some spiritual books in Hindi and in English can be sent to you free of cost from here as well. You may send your problems anytime.

R S: What is the best time to visit at your ashram? I am sad to see the rampant conversions and lack of political will to stop this.
Swami Ramswarup: Every time is the best time because all times have been made by God and we have to make days and nights pious and happy by doing pious deeds. Conversion is a great problem in India due to negligence of duties especially of Govt. this is a vast to discuss and for implementation of religious thoughts regarding concerned public in this regard.

E. Ram: Kal Bhairo, a diety in Hindu Philosophy is surrounded by much controversy. What is the truth of his existence? Should he be worshipped? It is said that he is worshipped with Rum, Cigarette and sacrifice of animals. What does this mean? Is this acceptable? Please advise and thanks.
Swami Ramswarup: Kaal means time or death. Bhairav means dangerous. So, the meaning of kaal Bhairo is dangerous death. No doubt, death is itself a dangerous suffering/sorrow. Every holy granth preaches to overcome the said dangerous death. Then why to worship kaal bhairon which is dangerous death and which should be overcome by virtue of our pious deeds, yoga practice, yajyen, name-jaap of God etc. In four Vedas and all ancient granths like six shastras, upnishads, Bhagwad Geeta etc., there is no mention about kaal bhairon. But the Vedas alongwith these granths state that there is only one formless, Almighty God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe and He is only to be worshipped. God is Almighty and therefore He Himself awards the life/death to us according to our previous lives' deeds. Yajurveda mantra 7/48 states that we are to do good or bad deeds but result is always awarded by God in the form of happiness and sorrows respectively. So, no other kaal bhairon has been deputed by God who may cause trouble, death, fear etc., to us. Secondly, all four Vedas and holy granths strictly prohibit intake of any kind of addiction and any violence. Therefore it is against the Vedas and true religion to use rum, cigarettes and sacrifice of animals etc., in worship, rather it is a grave sin.Yet, if anyone wishes to worship imaginary kaal bhairo, he may go ahead.

E. Ram: If a couple has astrological incompatibility which are taking them apart, how can this be resolved? Please advise! Thanks.
Swami Ramswarup: In married life, cooperation, mutual understanding, sacrifice, tolerance, faith etc., is necessary to make the family life long and happy. So, when the couple knows that there is astrological compatibility between them then they must try to remove the problems by mutual understanding and reposing faith in each other. They may take advice from elders and mature persons from time to time. The time matter is not so easy to solve. I know it is most difficult situation in the family because no one is ready to accept his/her error or to oversight the fault of others. But, with the advice of elders such situations get solved always.

In the family issues, one should never treat it as prestige issue. Since we are bowing before our own family members which is beneficial to all. He is the great person who accepts his faults and tries to look into his own faults to be removed and not that of others. But, here arises the ego problem that duly indulged in illusion/pride person does not meant to bow down. So, to solve the family problems, the above advise must be adopted in life and I again advise that elders must always be consulted time and again. Daily worship in a family is also necessary and then sure God blesses.

E. Ram: How do you do the hawan with the Gayatri Mantra? Please advise on steps.
Swami Ramswarup: Please sit in the morning to perform havan. Havan must be in sunlight then it is more beneficial. Then half a bowl of fresh water with a tablespoon must be with you with small twigs especially of mango tree if possible, havan samagri, ghee, camphor and match box must be there with you. Please sit on sukh asan on four times folded blanket and blanket must be on mat.

Sukh asan i.e., sit on duly folded feet in comfortable position. Then first close your eyes and concentrate between two eyebrows and chant Gaytri mantra three times within heart and not by mouth. Then open your eyes.

Take one spoon of water in right palm. Chant this mantra, OM AMRTO UPASTRANMASI SWAHA and drink the water which you have put in your palm. Then again take the spoon of water in right palm then chant the next mantra, OM AMRITA APIDHANMASI SWAHA, and drink the water. Then again take the water in right palm and chant the mantra, OM SATYAM YASHAH SHRI MAYI SHRI SHRAYTAAM SWAHA, and drink the water. Then wash the right palm while sitting, with the same water kept in bowl.

Then put the twigs into havan kund with one piece of camphor and burn it. During this process chant the Gaytri mantra again and again till such time the fire is lighted sufficiently. Then chant the Gaytri mantra and at the last add the word Swaha and offer ghee with tablespoon, quantity equivalent to 4 to 5 drops. And if you are alone then also offer in fire pinch of havan samagri from your right hand's finger and thumb avoiding forefinger. So this offering may be of 11 times, 21 times or 51 times as the time suits. It is the simplest way and I have not quoted the complete method of Yajna. The havan with Ved mantras are always offered as the best worship of God only please. Do havan daily and both times.

Amit Dua: Thanks for answering Swamiji! for reading Vedas you prescribe Swami Dayanand's bhashya, but Swami Dayanand could do the bhashya only of YajurVeda and some part of RigVeda due to his death. Whose bhshya do you prescribe for remaining part of Vedas?
Swami Ramswarup: Arya Muni bhashya of Samveda and Khem Karann Shastri's bhashya on Atharvaveda are recommended please. Both the writers mostly adopted the path of Swami Dayanandji.

K Guruprasad: ou know that I'm basically from south and does not know Hindi properly. However with very little hindi knowledge, I had struggled to a great extent in the past 3 months to read your book "Yajyen Karm; Sarva Shreshta Ishwar pooja". I started understanding the beautiful meaning of havan mantra's which are really eye openers for me and my family. However, while doing havan, I'm unable to recollect the meanings of word by word for many of the mantras. Is there any book you have written in English translating the havan mantra's, which would help me in memorising the meaning of each and every word of havan mantra, as I feel the significant effect, that doing havan by understanding the meaning will be beneficial to me as well to the environment around me. Also, I studied in the website that you have mentioned that Vedas contain knowledge and information even to make an aircraft. Request you to give me the reference of the mantra and the meaning, please. This is only for my personal interest and to further admire and enjoy Vedas as a part of my life.
Swami Ramswarup: My heartiest blessings to you for a long, happy life. Nowadays, I am trying to translate the Ved mantras of my book- "Yajyen Karma Sarvashreshtha Ishwar Pooja" . most of the work has been done and rest will be completed in due course then the book will be sent to printing press. Please send your postal address. The book will be sent to you soon after being printed. As regards, mantras about aircraft, there are so many Ved mantras on them, but I mention here only one mantra to avoid lengthy answer.

YEN DYOORUGRA PRITHVI CHA DRIDHA YEN SWA STBHITAM YEN NAKHA YO
ANTARIKSHE RAJSO VIMANAHA KASMI DEVAI HAVISHA VIDHEMA.
(YAJURVEDA MANTRA 32/6)
(YEN) the God by whom (UGRA) strong light emitting (DYOHO) heavenly bodies (CHA) and ( PRITHVI) earth and space (DRIDHA)established firmly.
Meaning: The God by whom the strong light emitting heavenly bodies and earth and space etc., have been firmly established.

(YEN) and the God by whom (SWAHA) un-finishing merriment (STABHITAM) is held and (YEN)the God by whom (NAKAHA)salvation is held and (YAHA) the God (ANTARIKSHE) in the space (RAJSAHA) universe/world (VIMANAHA) specially creates (KASMAI) i.e., shape of merriment too.

KASMAI word is made of 'KUM' dhatu of Sanskrit which gives the meaning of merriment. (DEVAAYA) for the dev i.e., God. (HAVISHA) by offerings i.e., aahuti, Yaj /yoga-abhyaas i.e., preach of ashtang yoga. It should be noted that worship of God. If we offer aahuti on havan kund in burning fire, do Yaj and ashtang yoga practice (VIDHEMA) VI=special, DHEM=worship. In this way we do the best worship.

Idea: The worship is of no use if we do not know the real qualities of God. The God has unlimited unchangeable and immortal qualities, which have been mentioned in the Vedas by God Himself. In this mantra some of the qualities are seen. The idea of mantra is that who is God to worship? Mantra says the light emitting heavenly bodies like sun, moon, stars etc., gives us invaluable light etc., and the earth/space where we reside all the said universe is held and created by God only. He is the shape of merriment and the worshipper is provided with the merriment. Salvation is also held by God and God is only powered to bless to real worshipper with the salvation where every sorrows etc., are ended. There is no other God and will never be in future who can do this task. So we have to worship only the God who is one and will remain unchanged, who creates the universe etc., is formless and immortal.

Prem Sachdeva: During studies I have noticed that Mana and Atmana reside close to each other in Hiranyagarbha,a place close to physical heart. Also Mana and Atmana do not have physical form as these are only energy levels. Is it a true statement? Is Hiranyagarbha a physical mattar,place or thing which can be explored by a surgeon? I want to understand so that I can concentrate during Dhyan.
Swami Ramswarup: Atma (soul) resides in three places of human body. While being awake, in left eye, during dreams in throat and during sound sleep stage he is in heart. Mann (mind) is a part of antahakaran. Mann (mind)) is a non alive matter made of prakriti whereas soul is alive matter. mann is destructive whereas soul is eternal / immortal. So both are different from each other.

Soul is the minutest matter and can't be seen with naked eyes or any instrument therefore, it can be told to be shapeless. As also said in Atharvaveda mantra 10/8/25 soul is immortal. Please, see that Almighty God is also formless and immortal. But He is omnipresent, omniscient and Almighty but the soul does not contain the said qualities.

Atharvaveda mantra 10/8/25 states that soul is alive matter who is even minutest than the tip of hair (Shwetashwtaropnishad chapter 5, shlok 9 also refers).

Next mantra 26 states that soul is "AJARA" i.e., changeless and "AMRITA" i.e., immortal and resides in the body of human being. Mantra further clarifies that body of human being is "MARTAYASYA" i.e., is destructible.

Next mantra 27 states that soul while residing in body of human being looks like woman or man or young boy/girl but soul himself is not man, woman, girl, boy etc. So, soul sometimes looks like father, sometimes looks like mother but in reality soul is neither father nor mother etc. As told above soul resides in body but soul is not body. For example- electric current focus in a wire but current itself is not a wire. Current is separate and wire will always remain separate from current. So is the case of soul and human body. Not only the case of human body but it applies to all living beings. For example- in the body of bird, it looks like a bird and if in the body of elephant, it looks like an elephant. But see the soul is not bird, elephant etc. He is always unchangeable. But he changes body of living-beings based on his previous lives' deeds. When soul enters the body then body acts and when soul comes out of body then body becomes dead. So body becomes dead and not soul. Soul takes another body when the previous body dies away.

As clarified above, God has unlimited, different qualities, from soul i.e., God is omnipresent, omniscient, almighty, creates, nurses and destroys the universe whereas such qualities can never be attained by soul.

Soul faces the result of his previous lives' deeds in the body of living being but not the God. There must be a reason behind to take human body by God. But all the four Vedas and the true holy granths state that there is no reason for Almighty God to take birth.

God is Almighty which means, He has unlimited powers and Yajurveda mantra 31/4 states that 'PADASAYA ABHAVAT PUNAHA' i.e., only a part of this divine power creates, nurses and controls the whole universe. So, there is no reason left behind for which Almighty God would require to take birth etc. God has no desire so why would He desire to acquire human body to preach the public. It is a fundamental eternal law of God that only at the beginning of each universe, the knowledge of four Vedas emanates direct form God and is originated in the heart of four rishis. Then the knowledge is spread in the human beings.

So God inspires the human beings through Vedas to be learned of Vedas. He has no desire to take birth to educate the people. Suppose, He desires to educate the world then like the four rishis who attain knowledge of Vedas direct from Almighty God, under the eternal, unchangeable law of God, (without God taking birth like man/woman) at present also the knowledge could have been attained by entire universe within no time by the desire of God. However, this can't happen since God is desireless. In this connection Shwetashwataropnishad shlok 6/8 also sates:
"SWABHAVIKI GYAN BAL KRIYA CHA"
i.e., divine knowledge, deeds and power to control the universe is automatic. It means only a fraction of His power is sufficient to control the universe as stated above. God hence needs not to think or desire etc.

Now, I would say here that there is a problem to educate a person immediately due to lack of Vedas' knowledge. The so called saints who are against the Vedas or who have never studied Vedas but to impose their self-made meaning of holy books or self-made path on the public, they generally teach the public that Vedas are difficult to understand and there is no justification to do Yajyen etc. The said false views of so called saints have now been accepted overall and people do not want to listen to Vedas. So, it becomes very difficult to teach the true path to public and hence there is problem to know the fact and difference between Almighty God, souls and non-alive Prakriti. We will have to revert back to path of eternal knowledge of four Vedas which emanates direct from God at the beginning of the earth.

So in the case of mann which is also the minutest part made of Prakriti and is also invisible. There are several meanings of hiranyagarbha in Vedas such as Almighty God etc., but not heart. It is not a matter which can be explored by a surgeon.

Dhyan is another matter about which I have also explained in yog shastra sutra 3/1 in my book named Patanjali Yog darshan Hindi commentary (part 2) . Being a lengthy subject its description is not possible please. I will advice you to read the said book, if possible.

E. Ram: This is the period of Nav Raatra. Devotees will be doing worship of the mother at this time....When the tenth offering is made, should it be to Lord Shiva or Kal Bhairo?
Swami Ramswarup: There are two kinds of worship first is God made which is briefed in four Vedas. Second is made by saints from time to time, at their own. The worship said by you is not mentioned by God in Vedas , please

Pragalv: How can I prove to the Western people that Veda is 5000 years old?
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas are not five thousand years old please. Vedas are eternal. The knowledge of four Vedas emanates direct from God and originates in the heart of four rishis in the beginning of every creation. Please read the article on Vedas Philosophy for more information.

However, you are very much correct that it is very difficult to make those understand who have never listened to Vedas and do not know that Vedas are eternal. only an aspirant who is desirous of knowing the said fact becomes capable to understand the fact when he makes contact with a learned acharya of Vedas. Then he puts his questions, problems on the matter to his acharya, like Arjun put forth his question to Krishna in Bhagwad Geeta then he too became learned of Vedas. However, you may direct the gentleman to send his queries on this website please. You are also welcomed for the same until you get through. Though Vedas are eternal but in this creation, Vedas are about 1 arab 96 crores 8 lakhs 53 thousands and 109 years old.

Siddharth: Can we do pranayama in the absence of sun? Because in the absence of sun, plants exhale carbon dioxide & while doing pranayama we want oxygen,so can we do pranayama in the absence of sun?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, if you do not have time to do pranayaam in sunlight then you can do after sunset. Better if it is done in the presence of sunlight.

Arun N Kavta: Havan or yagan ke bad kitne area ka vatavarana shudh ya pavitra hota hai?
Swami Ramswarup: The smoke generated during havan performance is called "som" which contain several divine as well as good worldly qualities which are benefited to the human beings as well as vegetation and causes timely rains. It reaches sun. Samveda states that Som is the food of sun and when sun gets it then in return showers several blessings in the shape of benefits to the living beings.

Anonymous: Suppose I want to get something from unlimited God. If I do havan, yoga, etc. how can I ask from unlimited formless God to fulfil my wish, or what mantra I should keep doing whole time in my heart?
Swami Ramswarup: God is not unlimited. There is only one God who was in the past, is in the present and will ever remain in the future and He is unchangeable. He is formless, omnipresent, omniscient . He creates, nurses and destroys the universe. Being Almighty He does not need any assistance. So God is one but His powers are unlimited. We can only pray to Almighty God to fulfill our pious desires according to Vedas.

When we perform Yajyen/hawan with Ved mantras, then the ved mantras chanted in the hawan to offer the aahutis already contain our prayer, praise and worship including our wishes to be fulfilled.

For example- In Gayatri Mantra, we pray and beg to Almighty God to enlighten our mind with wisdom. Yet, after completion of yajyen/havan, we may pray and beg to God regarding our pious requirements/wishes in our own language in addition.

You can recite Gayatri mantra every time in your heart in which we are praying to God to enlighten our mind/intellect with wisdom. Because only if our mind/intellect is pure then all our thoughts and actions will consequently be pure.

R N: Some time while sleeping I get up suddenly start thinking where I am and see my husband or daughter strangely. Please let me know why this happens with me. even before going to bed I clean my feet.
Swami Ramswarup: Suddenly waking up implies that you’re not getting sound sleep. So with a disturb mind, you see your husband and daughter strangely. You must do some asans, pranyaam and meditation daily and you should even do daily hawan with Gayatri mantra both times, in addition, please also study Vedic books daily, study of even one page will do. The said pious deeds will finish your problem one day and give you peace of mind.

Arun N Kavta: What is difference between Hawan and Yajyen?
Swami Ramswarup: Hawan can be performed without brahma but Yajyen is performed in the presence of Brahma, please. Yajyen is performed when brahma, hota, yajmaan, and udgaatha are present.

H: I would like to predict the question paper. Is any mantra which recites to fulfil my wish?
Swami Ramswarup: There is no such mantra except hard working of a student in studies with full concentration. He must also be a brahamchari (celibate). Then there will be no problem to get outstanding marks. The said pious duties are the moral duties of a student for which he is brought up by the parents and is provided with all facilities.

Navin Mehta: Thanks for your reply Noted your reply of 7 manvantar with duration time. Samudramanthan is not authetic as per vedant philosophy is some thing to be the matter of discussion , according to other religion manu satrupa or adam-eve are the 1st creation and when I say were advised to increase praja means they are the first creation of the god and as there were no human being naturally they were the people who lead to increase population. According to you no yug is good or bad is alright it all goes with satva rajash and tamas again they are fruits of the karma. My question if karma theory not started from stayug then from where it originated. Your bleesing will help me to know more about universe.
Swami Ramswarup: Your views are appreciated, please. Karma’s theory is eternal as Almighty God is eternal. Yajurveda mantra 7/48 states that human-beings are free to do pious deeds or sins but the result in the form of happiness and sorrows is awarded by God. Nobody can keep oneself away without doing any karma (deed). Even blinking of eyes, smelling, natural call, feeling of thirst-hunger etc., are natural karmas which automatically happen. Please read the article on Creation theory according to Vedas.

Amit Dua:While answering to some people you told that according to some mantra in Atharva Veda a wife or husband can leave his/her partner if he/she is corrupt. Kindly suggest which mantras can be read in this connection.
Swami Ramswarup: Atharvaveda mantra 2/14/4,5 states that about abandoning of wife/husband on the basis of they wielding bad character, etc.

Raj Bhalla: I do not understand the mantra in Rigveda 10/51/6. Sauchik Agni had three brothers, Bhupati, Bhuvanpati and Bhutpati. They died while trying to become the flame or the agni of the Yajna. So Sauchik agni hid in the water. I was under the impression, there is only one Agni which is present in the Sun, Electricty of Clouds, Physical Fire on Earth and every where.I do not understand these three brothers of Agni. Can you please explain me the meaning of this mantra? I do not believe that Agni is some kind of Atma. It is a form of energy that is present every where the matter is.
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, please, there are only three agnis- Bhautik Agni which is seen on the earth. Second in the sun and third is the electric discharge in clouds. As regards 10/51/6, it does not speak about the said three agnis. The mantra states that when the soul in human body sees the death of other persons then he feels scared and when he starts worship of God then he becomes fearless. Please quote where have you read about Shauchik agni and his three brothers.

R S: Is the level of enlightenment in all yogis same?
Swami Ramswarup: With the blessings of Almighty God I have explained the stages of Samadhi of yogi in Chapter one and 4 of Patanjal yog Darshan. I think you possess the yog shastra. However, when yogi attains Dharma-megh Samadhi as mentioned in yog shastra sutra 4/31, 32 and 33 then the level of enlightenment of all yogis becomes the same. As regards Sri Krishna Maharaj I have explained his supreme status in book “Bhagwad Geeta- Ek Vedic Rehasya” written by me. The book contains 739 pages. I think this book has not yet been sent to you. Please confirm. My blessings to you.

Raj Bhalla: I have a question regarding the so called Maha Mritunjaya Mantra. It is Rigveda 7/59/12. You said it should be recited during Yajyen with offering of ahuti of Ghee. My question is, at what point during Yajyen it should be recited. Is it before or after the Purna Ahuti?
Swami Ramswarup: The aahutis of the said mantra can be offered before offering Poorna aahutis or a separate anushthan of the said mantra may be organised. Please read the complete meaning and description on the site.

Meenakshi Sharma: Deeper significance of yogic prayer.
Swami Ramswarup: Deeper significance relates to divine experiences during the meditation but not yogic prayer, please. Please, explain in detail about yogic prayer.

September 2008

Preeti: My question is regarding the karma law. How does it work? I have often heard that whatever we do we will be paid for our actions. How do we we know whether now we are creating new karmas or paying the karmas from past? My next question is when I am meditating what sort of experiences will I be going through. Thirdly, as a student I always feel anxious and stressed about my education, I don't know what to do about it. A lot of the time I am in a depression. I really want to achieve high grades. What can I do? Please give me your blessing and an advise.
Swami Ramswarup: Whatever deed is done by a person, his action of deed never goes in vain. In this connection, Yajurveda mantra 7/48 states that a person is always free to do any deed i.e., pious deed or sin but result is awarded by Almighty God.

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 cannot 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 day today present life are called kriyamann.

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. 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. 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 only our family duties, education, etc., but rather it is a sin. 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. 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.

As aspirant meditates according to Vedic theory i.e., when he would do practice of ashtang yoga and would perform Yajyen, contact learned acharya, do name jaap of God etc., regularly with faith and firm decision then he will be able to experience the divine light within him. He would also listen divine voice of divine musical instruments and he would experience divine fragrance, etc.

My blessings to you for a long, happy life, my daughter. A student mainly has two pious deeds to do- one he has to daily do hard study. Secondly he must maintain celibacy (brahamcharya) while also maintaining good health. He must always be away from bad society. With the result, he gains mental as well as immense physical strength. Then he will never feel tired and will continue to study regularly. He also attain extraordinary memory. I also paste here my article on students- 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 Brahamcharya. 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 glasses in a day. Always respect your parents, elders and teachers. Must be soft spoken, avoid TV so as not 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 Brahamcharya in Hindi, that can be sent free of cost to you. The book is specially meant for students.

Alvin Lal: Q16 / P20 in the book "Vedas A Divine Light" confuses me. It asks if God can take form...On one hand you state and I quote "When god creates the universe, nothing functions until he enters the universe and thus he is called called Omnipresent" This statement above seems to contradict.... If God is omnipresent, why does god need to come out of the universe to take form? I mean if he is in all matters, then surely that suggests that he can be in more than one place at a given time. Please enlighten. What is the difference between Sanatan Dharm and Araye Samaj?
Swami Ramswarup: Yajurveda mantra 31/4 states “PADASAYA ABHAVAT PUNAHA TRIPAD AMRITAM DIVI” i.e., a small fraction of God’s power acts in Prakriti and the universe is created. But the remaining three “padaha” i.e., remaining divine power remains with Almighty God in Divilok. The said divilok is never creates nor destroyed. So, after creation, the God enters and that is why He is called omnipresent. So formless God enters the universe and always remains unchangeable. For example- God enters in the sun, moon, air and in the earth. It means He enters but always remains separate from sun, moon etc., as a current enters into the wire but wire will remain separate and current shall always remain separate from wire. Wire shall never become current and vice-versa the qualities of the wire will always be separate from qualities of electric current. Similarly divine qualities of the God will ever remain separate from the simple qualities of the sun, moon, earth, air, water, etc.

God always remains unchangeable then why will He come out of universe to take form. At the time of final destruction, the entire creation shall be turned into non-alive matter i.e., Prakriti and automatically the Almighty God shall remain as it is. He needs not to take any form. He will be within all matters being the minutest.

Sanatan means eternal and everlasting. The education of sanatan dharma is gained through Vedas because Vedas are also sanatan. Vedas have never been written by anyone. This knowledge emanates from Almighty God at the beginning of each creation. Please read the articles on Vedas Philosophy and Creation.

Sagar: What are the karmas according to which society is classified as Brahmins, kshatriya, vishyam or shudra?
Ans. In this connection Yajurveda mantra 31/11 states that this universe (brahamannaha) learned of Vedas who knows and realizes God (mukham aseet) is equivalent to mouth i.e., he who knows Vedas, does hard practice of ashtang yoga philosophy, does daily yajyen and has control on his senses, perception and mind, always speaks truth etc., is called Brahmin i.e., based on the said qualities a person is called as Brahmin and not by birth. Similarly (bahu rajannaya kritaha) he who attains physical and mental power, is brave, protects the nation, he is kshatriye. Mantra again states (uru tadasya) i.e., he is vaishya/mahajan who has got perfection in agriculture, business etc. (padabhyam shudraha ajayat) he who has not gained education properly and can not discharge duties of a kshatriye or vaishy, he services the others and called shudra. So, caste system has not been made by Vedas- shastras.

Rahul Dhankhar: Getting over problems in celibacy.
Swami Ramswarup: You see, there is no problem which can not be solved by a brave, determined person. So firm decision and hard working to solve the same is required. Firm decision means that, “I will not think, see, listen, smell and touch the sensual matters.”

So when the said matters come in mind, a brave person with firm decisions will boycott it and would try to turn his thoughts towards pious matters like study of holy book etc. this practice is done in whole day and till the time of retirement to bed. Try to avoid spending fun on such matters. He should be cautious to maintain his digestive system well. He will have to awake early in the morning at about 4’ O clock daily. He should first attempt to natural call, clean teeth and take a glass of fresh water and then do practice of asan, pranayam and meditation.

So he must learn asan, pranayam, and meditation from a learned acharya. Thereafter, he must go for a morning walk and light exercises daily. He should avoid in take of non-vegetarian, fatty food and any kind of addiction. Must always listen Vedas, do study of Vedas, must do daily havan even with Gayatri mantra, must always be away from bad society. I would also advice you to read my book on brahamcharya named , “ Brahamcharya Ek Dukh Nivarak Divya Mani”, (in Hindi) in which you will find a detailed preach on the subject. Book will be sent on receipt of your postal address, if you so desire. Please also read the article on Shubha Karma.

Rahul Dhankhar: May I have mulabandha while doing sirshasana?
Swami Ramswarup: Please avoid moolbandh while doing shirshasan. Moolbandh is done well especially on sidhasan, padamasan, yet it requires full guidance from learned yogacharya first.

P: Is there a sin to have a life partner younger than me (lady)?
Swami Ramswarup: A female may select her life partner above her age but the difference between their age should not be more than 4-5 years otherwise problem would arise.

Manasi: How to perform the Jeshtha Gauri Pooja in Deshastha Brahmin Style?
Swami Ramswarup: Sorry, I do not know please. However, according to Vedas, shastras, and all ancient holy books, a person must worship the formless, Almighty, omnipresent, omniscient, God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe.

Sameer Modi: Can you please let me know about the things doing in each SWAR? Like what things we should do in Chandra swar and what things we should do in Surya swar. I will be very thankful to you if you could reply me in detail.
Swami Ramswarup: Actually, an aspirant who does the pranayam does not need to think over the Chandra and surya swar. So please try to do asan, pranayam and meditation under guidance of a learned yoga teacher. If you are not satisfied with answer, please send your question again.

Navin Mehta: Samundra manthan to increase praja.
Swami Ramswarup: Samundra manthan as is mentioned in Puran is not authentic being against the Vedic philosophy. Manu and Satrupa were not advised to increase praja. There is only one formless Almighty God who brings about creation. Please also read the articles on Yug and Creation.

K: Referring to your answer on Shradh, I think that the ritual benefits a lot scientifically and is dependent upon man shakti, mantra shakti and dravya shakti.
Swami Ramswarup: There are two meanings of pitr in Vedas -1. parents, elders. Secondly- learned of Vedas like acharya, yogi etc. So the services towards the same dignitaries make the aspirant wise. Science is not complete because its meaning is “ special endless knowledge”. So every scientist has to learn more, more and more yet he does not become satisfied. However, science mentioned in Vedas by God Himself is self proof and complete in all respects as God Himself is called “param purush” i.e., complete in all respects and Almighty. So His creation is also complete in all respects. No nobody is complete in all respects other than God and God being immortal. He only creates, nurses and destroys the universe. The said matter has very well briefed in Rigveda mandal 10 and Yajurveda chapter 31. Please read the answer/article on Vedas – a proof in token to recognize truth.

Adhyatmik, adhi bhautik, adhidevik are three types of sorrows. These have been very stated by Kapil Muni in His Sankhya shastra sutra 1/1. Sutra states:
TRIVIDHIHI DUKHAHA ATYANT NIVRITTI ATYANT PURUSHARATHAHA
Meaning: There are “TRIVIDHIHI DUKHAHA” i.e., there are three types of sorrows- adhidevik, adhibhautik, adhyatmik. An aspirant has to destroy the said sorrows by real worship of God which is the motto of the human beings.

Please quote the Ved mantra or any sutra of shastra or shlok of Upanishad or Bhagwad Geeta wherein it is stated that shradh depends on three conditions viz., man shakti, mantra shakti or dravya shakti. As regards man shakti, Yajurveda mantra 5/14 states that a yogi indulges his mind (man) and intellect (buddhi) in the formless God by hard practice of ashtang yoga. Mantras are always of Vedas and there is no Ved mantra which states about shradh, tarpann, etc.

Dravya shakti means capacity of making expenses. So God states in all four Vedas and rishi-munis have stated in their shastras, Upanishads etc., to spend the money to perform holy yajyen with ved mantras and to serve the above quoted pitras including nursing of family members while discharging moral duties. So as far as Vedas are concerned, God does not tell to spend the time to perform Shradh, please.

God has stated in Atharvaveda mantra 7/79/1 about Amavasya stating it to be a pious day and to recite with learned acharya of Vedas on this day to perform holy Yajyen with Ved mantras on this auspicious day.

There is no pret yoni in the God’s creation. Yajurveda mantra 40/3 states , “ PRETYAPI GACHCHANTI”, so here pret means “after death”. Gachchanti means “go”. The whole meaning of the mantra is that those who kill the soul i.e., who do not listen the inner voice of pure soul but are indulged in sins etc., they go to the lokas i.e., they take birth in bodies where knowledge can never be gained and the body will be called asur/devil. So “ pret” means death and not ghost. We must follow the words and meanings of Vedas and hence should avoid learning of self made meanings of divine words of Vedas.

Soul soon after leaving body of the person comes in “sushupt” stage i.e., in unconscious stage. His body is burnt and without body soul can’ t see, listen, touch, smell, taste, think, walk and can’t even do any kind of work etc., soul remains in unconscious stage and therefore soul can neither be ghost nor can take food or sharadh etc. Instead soul takes next birth after thirteen days based on his previous lives’ deeds. A person becomes learned either in bhautikwad, (materialistic sphere) or in adhyatmikwad (spiritualism). In bhautikwad, a man gets education, and attains degrees, like doctorate, Ph. D., engineering etc., and only such degree will not be able to give peace to the person. Yet, the said degrees are essential, say the Vedas, but alongwith spiritualism.

Second is Adhyatmikwad which relates to the study of four Vedas, performing of daily yajyen with Ved mantra, name jaap of God according to Vedas and practice of ashtang yoga philosophy under guidance of learned acharya of Vedas.

So learned people by adopting the said path of worship kill the man (mind) so as to pave their way to Samadhi. In Samadhi they realize formless God which means they attain salvation.

Yajurveda mantra 40/4 states that mind(man), intellect(buddhi) and other senses, perceptions are not able to realize God. The said senses and perceptions have limited power whereas God has unlimited power. So from limited power, unlimited power can not be seen/ realized.

Fasting/celibacy observed just once in a year, can not purify aspirant. It may effect for sometime, the human body but not intellect, mind, chitta, ahankar etc. Total concentration and devotion is attained by following Vedic path and doing hard practice of ashtang yoga, please. The meaning of shraddha is mentioned in Rigveda tenth mandal sukta 151. The sukta states “shraddha” is full concentration on the eternal path of the Vedas which emanates direct from God.

In a room, if an artist plays on one sitar then the same sweet voice will not be emanated from other sitars. Son when invokes his alive parents and elders as quoted above then sure the elders will shower their blessings on their sons or daughters even but the said process can never be repeated after death as explained above.

Deceased come under the control of Almighty God and they take their next birth based on their previous lives’ deeds. So automatically, they are fed in the womb of their mothers and after birth by their parents and elders. Please also read the article: After Death.

Keshav: I want to tell you that Astrology (Jyotish) is the sixth part (ang) of the Vedas. So, it is Vedang and included in the Vedas.
Swami Ramswarup: No, please. Present jyotish is not the 6th part of Vedas. Actually present astrology has no relation with Vedas. Vedas are eternal and its knowledge emanates direct from God as is stated in all Vedas like Yajurveda mantra 31/7.

Vedas are not only Hindus’ scriptures but are universally applicable to all. All rishi granths prove that Vedas’ knowledge was practised by all human beings of the world uptil Mahabhart period. At that time present sects did not exist. Yes, people of India now must start study of Vedas immediately to be learned.

In Vedas there is different kind of jyotish i.e., what is in earth, moon, celestial bodies etc., which are beneficial for human beings. Present astrology, horoscope, teva, kundali, are not mentioned in Vedas please. You see, Vedas clearly state that every planet moves so the planets are moving.

Rashmi Sahu: How many manavantars are there actually?
Swami Ramswarup: This is the seventh manvantar presently.

Hemant: While meditating God being formless what exactly is to to be remembered with chanting?
Swami Ramswarup: Actually, the process of chanting/mediation is learnt from a learned acharya in person please. The name of God must be chanted as per Vedas and not as per views of a man or woman. Secondly, the meaning of each word of the name of God should be memorized alongwith the chanting. Asan, pranayam are also to be learnt to get the perfection. So entire process must be learnt personally from an acharya.

Shrikant: I am doing Pranayam as taught by Swami Ramdev ji maharaj. I am doing it since last three years and from last one year i am feeling some heat at my muladhar and agya chakra. Swami Ramdev ji says you do pranayama you will attain samadhi, your kandalini will awake? But other people says kundalini sadhana should be done in the presence of the Guru .is it is very essential to go to guru? Because nowadays it is not possible to go to guru's place.
Swami Ramswarup: Yoga practice must be done under the guidance of a learned acharya. Heat is not a sign of attaining Samadhi, please. However, regular practice of yam, niyam, asan, pranayam sure makes the aspirant able to control his senses, perceptions, and mind i.e., pratayhar, then he proceeds further to the stage of dharna, dhyan (meditation) and Samadhi. Samadhi is blessed by God Himself vide Atharvaveda mantra 4/30/3. Yes, the blessings of an acharya help. Bhagwad Geeta shlok 7/19 states that samadhi, if proper ashtang yoga practice is done, can be attained in this birth, but usually Shri Krishna Maharaj says in the said Bhagwad Geeta shlok that several births may be required. As regards going to Guru, spiritualism must always be free from any obstacle please.

Mahesh: As per mahabhart Ram and Krishna are avatars of Narayan (Vishnu). Since mahabharat was written by Muni Yvas. Did Vyas muni tell lie in Mahabharat? Similarly Muni Valmiki also state Ram as avatar in Ramayan?
Swami Ramswarup: No, please. The true shlokas of Mahabhart written by Vyas muniji are only ten thousand in number where in avatarwad has not mentioned. Nowadays the number of the shlokas are more than about one lakh twenty thousand. 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."

Vyas muniji was a great philosopher of Vedas. Vedas never tell about any avtarvad, so how Vyas muni can write about avtarvad in his great epic Mahabharat.

So is the case of Valmiki Ramayana. Nowadays, several false shlokas have been added in Valmiki Ramayana. Rishi Valmiki was also a great philosopher of Vedas. He was equivalent to God, so in his Ramayana he has written Sri Ram as king, knower of Vedas and samadhiwan yogi.

Panku: People say that our forefathers wait for Shradh. When we do Shradh, they say that our forefathers get it and hence we should do it.
Swami Ramswarup: At the time of death, the soul comes out of the body and when a person is dead, his body is burnt on pyre. When soul resides in human body, person uses his mouth to eat, ear to listen, eye to see, hand to work, legs to move etc. Now the body has been burnt and the soul remains alone. Alone soul can do nothing but remains in the stage of Sushupt i.e., like in coma. Then after thirteen days, the soul takes rebirth. So how the dead person would eat the food which is made for him during Shradh. So Shradh is not mentioned in Vedas. Vedic meaning of Shradh is to serve the alive parents and elders by providing them with food, bedding and necessary goods etc., faithfully and lovingly.

Umesh Kumar: People say Sant Kabir was God.
Swami Ramswarup: God is always formless, omnipresent, omniscient and Almighty, please. He creates, nurses and destroys the universe. Atharvaveda mantra 20/121/2, no one has taken birth either to be claiming himself equivalent to God or more powerful than Him. Mantra further states, no one will even take birth in the future ever. In view of the above quoted principle, no one can be Almighty God, please. Yet anybody claims to say God to anyone else, it is their own view and they may go ahead.

Lubna: What will happen to all those who are not following the concepts of Vedas?
Swami Ramswarup: It is not a matter of happening but universal laws. God has created the universe and has imposed his constitution in the form of Vedas to be followed. He is supreme judge, that's all.

Guruprasad: Every one is fine with your divine blessings. With your blessings, we have started doing Havan, two times daily in our house for the past 4 months now. Earlier we use to do Havan only once a day. You have written in one book, that the aauthi's we put in the Havan will have effect only if we do Yoga Aasan. In this case, please guide us, how do we learn Yoga Aasan's. Of course, in the child hood day's I have learnt Yoga's by seeing books, but however, sincerely feel, those may not be right as the person who wrote the book may not be a learned yoga acharya like you. How do I learn and do Yoga Asan in order that havan become effective for me as well society? and what are all the basic Yoga aasan's one need to necessarily do for day to day life.
Swami Ramswarup: Dear Guruprasad, my blessings to you all for a long, happy life. It is the best pious deed of your family that you perform daily havan, both times. It is the best worship of the God. No, my dear, I have never written that aahuti will effect only by doing asans. It is second issue that one should also learn yoga philosophy. So, when you will come here, or it happens that I reach there then you can learn the yoga philosophy in which asan, pranayam, etc., are taught. Only 7-8 asans are necessary and not more than that. Again, my blessing to you all.

Aghoni Sharma: Does anyone know about rebirth?
Swami Ramswarup: Rebirth is only known to Almighty God and a yogi, please and both the entities never divulge about the same because one has to make the best use of human life to realize God while discharging all moral duties, then he himself would know about rebirth. God has preached in the Vedas to realize Him and not to know the rebirth, etc.

Mahesh: I have a doubt please guide me/ I heard that soul is immortal and shapeless but takes shape in the form of man, women, animal etc. by the means of birth and death. So why God who is also shapeless cannot take shape by means of birth and death for preaching or guiding human beings?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, soul is the minutest matter and can’t be seen with naked eyes or any instrument therefore, it can be told to be shapeless. As also said in Atharvaveda mantra 10/8/25 soul is immortal. Please, see that Almighty God is also formless and immortal. But He is omnipresent, omniscient and Almighty but the soul does not contain the said qualities.

Atharvaveda mantra 10/8/25 states that soul is alive matter who is even minutest than the tip of hair (Shwetashwtaropnishad chapter 5, shlok 9 also refers).

Next mantra 26 states that soul is “AJARA” i.e., changeless and “AMRITA” i.e., immortal and resides in the body of human being. Mantra further clarifies that body of human being is “MARTAYASYA” i.e., is destructible.

Next mantra 27 states that soul while residing in body of human being looks like woman or man or young boy/girl but soul himself is not man, woman, girl, boy etc. So, soul sometimes looks like father, sometimes looks like mother but in reality soul is neither father nor mother etc. As told above soul resides in body but soul is not body. For example- electric current focus in a wire but current itself is not a wire. Current is separate and wire will always remain separate from current. So is the case of soul and human body. Not only the case of human body but it applies to all living beings. For example- in the body of bird, it looks like a bird and if in the body of elephant, it looks like an elephant. But see the soul is not bird, elephant etc. He is always unchangeable. But he changes body of living-beings based on his previous lives’ deeds. When soul enters the body then body acts and when soul comes out of body then body becomes dead. So body becomes dead and not soul. Soul takes another body when the previous body dies away.

As clarified above, God has unlimited, different qualities, from soul i.e., God is omnipresent, omniscient, almighty, creates, nurses and destroys the universe whereas such qualities can never be attained by soul.

Soul faces the result of his previous lives’ deeds in the body of living being but not the God. There must be a reason behind to take human body by God. But all the four Vedas and the true holy granths state that there is no reason for Almighty God to take birth.

God is Almighty which means, He has unlimited powers and Yajurveda mantra 31/4 states that ‘PADASAYA ABHAVAT PUNAHA’ i.e., only a part of this divine power creates, nurses and controls the whole universe. So, there is no reason left behind for which Almighty God would require to take birth etc. God has no desire so why would He desire to acquire human body to preach the public. It is a fundamental eternal law of God that only at the beginning of each universe, the knowledge of four Vedas emanates direct form God and is originated in the heart of four rishis. Then the knowledge is spread in the human beings.

So God inspire the human beings through Vedas to be learned of Vedas. He has no desire to take birth to educate the people. Suppose, He desires to educate the world then like the four rishis who attain knowledge of Vedas direct from Almighty God, under the eternal, unchangeable law of God, (without God taking birth like man/woman) at present also the knowledge could have been attained by entire universe within no time by the desire of God. However, this can’t happen since God is desireless. In this connection Shwetashwataropnishad shlok 6/8 also states:
“SWABHAVIKI GYAN BAL KRIYA CHA” i.e., divine knowledge, deeds and power to control the universe is automatic. It means only a fraction of His power is sufficient to control the universe as stated above. God hence needs not to think or desire etc.

Now, I would say here that there is a problem to educate a person immediately due to lack of Vedas’ knowledge. The so called saints who are against the Vedas or who have never studied Vedas but to impose their self-made meaning of holy books or self-made path on the public, they generally teach the public that Vedas are difficult to understand and there is no justification to do Yajyen etc. The said false views of so called saints have now been accepted overall and people do not want to listen to Vedas. So, it becomes very difficult to teach the true path to public and hence there is problem to know the fact and difference between Almighty God, souls and non-alive Prakriti. We will have to revert back to path of eternal knowledge of four Vedas which emanates direct from God at the beginning of the earth. Please read the article on Vedas' philosophy for more information.

R. P.: I want to reduce fat.
Swami Ramswarup: You are advised to awake early in the morning for a long morning walk and light exercises daily. Please also try to learn Yog-asan and Prannayam. Avoid always fatty and fried food. Take plenty of water daily(boiled which has been cooked before taking). Nowadays there is provision of cycling and treadmill walking machine which can be also used if possible. Never take non-vegetarian food please.

Liberlike: When a close family member passes away, for the 13 days the families do not light the diya in their respective homes, nor can they attend puja’s and satsangs at the mandirs. Why?
Swami Ramswarup: We should not adopt the customs which are against the Vedas. In this matter also Vedas never tell not to light diya. Due to lack of eternal knowledge of Vedas which emanates direct from God, mostly the people are not aware of the fact of birth and death. I have given answer to this effect which is also pasted here. The worship of God is never stopped. We must always listen to Vedas which throw light on such deep matter, please. Please read the article: After Death. Havan must be performed even daily and specially when death occurs. The havan must be performed to purify the atmosphere.

Panku: How can I find God? I think there is no such thing.
Swami Ramswarup: God has blessed us with human body. If we study Vedas and follow its true path then an aspirant becomes able to realize God. On this pious earth, everybody can follow the traditional path of Vedas which was adopted by Sri Ram, Sri Krishna, Sita, Madalasa, Vyas Muni, Atri Rishi, Vasishth Muni, King Dashrath, Harishchandra etc., and they realized God only by adopting the path of Vedas. At that time, the present sects did not exist. Vedas state about three educations: (i). knowledge i.e., complete description of science which includes each matter of universe (gyan kand)
(ii). Form of deeds (karam Kand)
(iii). Worship (upasana kand) So when an aspirant listens to Vedas, performs havan daily, does name jaap of God and hard practice of Ashtang yoga, then he sure realizes God. Please also read the article on God is formless.

Jay: Many spiritual guru teaches Kriyayog. Is it authentic and according to Vedas?
Swami Ramswarup: Yog shastra sutra 2/1 states: “TAPAHASWADHYAYE ISHWAR PRANNIDHANANI KRIYAYOGAHA”
Meaning of the sutra is: Vedas-shastras etc., holy granths accept austerity (Tapsya) study of Vedas (SWADHYAYE) and faith in God (ISHWAR PRANNIDHAN) as the basis to realize God. Without the above stated three means, a person’s inner self (antahakaran made of mind, intellect, ego etc.,) can not be purified. If the person’s antahakaran remains impure then he can not accomplish yoga.

Mahabhart (Aahwa parva 1/20) states- “YAJYEN TAPSA CHAIV DANEIN CHA NARADHIPAHA POOYANTE NARSHARDOOL NARA DUSHKRITKARINNAHA”

Meaning: Oh King! Sinful becomes pure by doing yajyen, donating (daan) and through austerity (Tapasya).

Tapasya includes tolerating coldness, heat, physical and mental sufferings in the worship of God, to listen Vedas, offering aahutis in Yajyen/agnihotra, spreading truth, controlling one’s senses, perceptions, etc.

Swadhyaye includes to do name jaap of God’s name by method described in Vedas, to study Vedas and true holy granths which guide to realization of God etc. Ishwar Prannidhan means to have full faith in God and to surrender all deeds and result of deeds to God. So, if the gurus preach about Vedas, Yajyen, ashtang yoga philosophy, name jaap etc., then it is a true kriya yog otherwise beware of false prophets.

Dr. Lubna Kamal: What is the concept of sati, widow remarriage and divorce according to Vedas and Hinduism? What does Vedic God wants women to do?
Swami Ramswarup: One thing is clear that whatever property, body, mind etc., relates to husband, she is entitled for the same. Yes, Atharvaveda mantra states that if man is corrupt, then woman can leave him immediately and if woman is corrupt then man can leave her immediately.

Sati custom has been made by the human beings which is totally against the Vedas. God never accepts sati-pratha being sin. As regards remarriage of widow, Vedas do not allow such marriage. According to Vedas remarriage is not permitted for a widow. In this connection please refer Rigveda mantra 10/40/2.

The lady if is capable to maintain brahamcharya then only the problem ends otherwise property dispute, destruction of morality of maintaining pativrat dharma takes place. Yet if a widow is interested to get children then Rigveda mantra 10/85/45 allows her to get child by adopting niyog from widower or married person. But in my view procedure for a widow to get child will not be fruitful in these days where the eternal knowledge of four Vedas is not being adopted in life.

The said procedure was in practice during the previous three yugas. For example- after the death of their husbands, Ambika, and Ambalika got children. They were all maintaining brahamcharya and adopting eternal knowledge and moral duties of Vedas, they knew that as soon as the widow gets pregnancy the relationship has to be broken forever and the child would get the name of his deceased father and not the present father. So I never recommend the said law/principle in these days because the people are almost away from eternal knowledge of Vedas and mostly the people are against Vedas and thus mostly the religious places has been made professional and place of sins.

So it is better if the widow maintains her brahamcharya. Otherwise, in Yajurveda mantra 7/48 it is clearly mentioned that every human being is free to do pious deeds according to Vedas or sins against the Vedas but result is awarded by Almighty God in the shape of happiness and sorrows/grief respectively. So everyone is free to do whatever he wants.

There is a great difference between marriage and above quoted relation of Niyog. In marriage, the girl/bride has to leave her father’s home and do not further maintain her relation with her parents. The girl then forever remains in her husband’s house.

In niyog, widow gets her children through niyog but remains always in her husband’s house, who has gone to heavenly abode.

Rigveda mantra 10/40/2 also promotes niyog so God has made the rules and regulations in Vedas, for happiness, long life and all benefits to the people. But until a person goes to an acharya to study the Vedas and understand the moral duties and pious path of Vedas, the sins can not end and eternal pious law of Vedas can’t be followed then what is the use of telling about the laws of niyog?

India has been pious land of rishis, munis, rajrishis and their public who always followed the Vedic path and got long, happy life/salvation. At that time, the present sects did not exist. Please read the article on Vedas Philosophy for more information. God has made universe and blessed us human body to do pious deeds only. He has not made any heaven or hell. All have to face the result of their deeds, good or bad here only, even by taking rebirth. (Rigveda mantra 10/135/1,2)

God has not only made universe but has also given knowledge of four Vedas where answers to your and everyone’s questions have been given.

yagya datt arya: pujya swami ji,mein samaj mein sabhi ke saath achha vyavhaar karta hoon.Lekin kai baar meri sharfat ko meri kamjori maankar kai vyakti mera najayaj fayada uthate hein.ees avastha mein hame kya karna chahiye?
Swami Ramswarup: Nowadays, it is very difficult to get reward in return for our help etc. However, Vedas or any pious book also deny for the same. Vedas and other pious books clearly state that one should help others selflessly. Because, God states that a man is entitled to discharge his moral duties without expectation of any return. Why? Because the result is awarded by God and God always does justice. Secondly, we must not desire for justice immediately. It is a deep theory of deeds wherein result of deeds can be awarded soon or in next birth. That is why, there is a saying:
“Do good and cast it in the river”
ISLIYE AAP SAMAJHEIN KI AAPKA NAJAYAZ FAYDA KOI NAHIN UTHA SAKTA, ISHWAR NEIN NYAYE KARNA HOTA HAI. ISHWAR SAMAYE PAR SABKO BUREY KARMOIN KA PHAL AVASHYA HI DETA HAI.

It is Vedic philosophy that deed (good or bad) done by a person never goes in vain. One will have to face the reward thereof one day.

Aaditya: How can one bring down the sleep time to 4-6 hrs and still remain fresh for studying?Please answer me if you can help me with it.
Swami Ramswarup: First of all there must be a reason to bring down the sleeping hours. If the reason is pious i.e., for study, for practice of yoga philosophy or worship of God then one must make a firm decision i.e., the decision must be unchangeable. Then in his/her daily prayer, he/she must pray to God to give mental as well as physical strength to maintain the decision. Then, you must know that only prayer will do nothing, he/she must try hard to awake early in the early morning to take the sleep of 5-6 hours. Thereafter, to get freshness and strength also, he must do asan, pranayam and meditation daily. Please read the article on Shub Karma.

Arunesh Solanki: i). What is the proper method of chanting a mantra?Should it be chanted out aloud or softly (i.e. whispered) or only in one's mind? As it is said that the vibrations emanating from the chanting of the mantras has a beneficial effect logically I fel that they should be chanted out aloud so that the vibrations can reach the furthest possible area. However, I have read that mantra chanting is most beneficial if chanted in one's mind. Please explain. ii). You have written that mantra chanting should be done under the guidance of a guru. How does one find a guru? I live in Udaipur, Rajasthan and would like to take guidance from a guru but it is not possible for me to leave my city and go somewhere for extended period of time.
Swami Ramswarup: Proper method of chanting Ved mantra is learnt personally from an acharya who knows Vedas’ philosophy. So please try to contact any learned acharya for the same. Yes, vibrations generated through chanting of Ved mantras are beneficial to all. But, the chanting should be learnt personally from an acharya. Because, in the morning and evening, the chanting becomes slow and in the noon, it becomes loud, but the proper procedure is learnt in person please. Chanting in mind is, no doubt, more beneficial if the person considers it deeply while meditating it. Otherwise, Yajyen is performed by chanting Ved mantras orally. ii). it is a fundamental law of nature that a thirsty person will himself go to a well to quench his thirst. The human body is meant to perform Yajyen, to contact with learned acharya to meditate etc., for which one will have to go to an acharya.

Charan Singh Rana: What is Maharudra abhishek for SHIVA? is it essential to do?
Swami Ramswarup: At the time of the creation, knowledge of Vedas emanates from Almighty God and is originated in the heart of four rishis. In Vedas, there are three eternal educations – (i). knowledge i.e., complete description of science which includes each matter of universe (Gyan kand)
(ii). Form of deeds (karam Kand)
(iii). Worship (upasana kand)
From the study of the ancient holy books written by rishis-munis, it reveals that people had been adopting only the preach of Vedas uptil Mahabhart war. Vedas were only followed owing to the reason that no present sect existed at that time. However, all the ancient rishis-munis as well as present learned acharyas know that to reach at truth, proof of ved mantras is essential otherwise the matter is not accepted being unauthentic. So is the case of “Maharudra abhishek for Shiva” , which is not stated in Vedas. Vedas only tell to worship formless, omnipresent God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe, by performing yajyen with ved mantras, name-jaap, practice of ashtang yoga philosophy under the guidance of learned acharya. Ancient holy granth like Valmiki Ramayana, Mahabhart, etc., proves that Sri Ram, Sri Krishna Maharaj, their public and Rishi-munis, Rajrishis followed the path of Vedas and they maintained the peace on whole of the earth.

Charan Singh Rana: Wearing gems makes any changes to person life?
Swami Ramswarup: Yajurveda mantra 7/48 and similar types of several mantras of Vedas state that we, the human beings are free to do pious deeds or sins. But result thereof is already awarded by Almighty God in the shape of happiness and sorrows respectively. Everybody knows that Almighty God is supreme judge, so how a man/woman or a gem can change the result of the deeds of a person. For example- God has given punishment to a person due to his sins of previous lives and person has to face sorrows, accident etc., then how can an astrologer or gem change the award of Almighty God. Actually, due to lack of the knowledge of Vedas, fundamental law of nature/God has now become unknown to the innocent public, with the result, several man made worships/rules etc., have been forced on the innocent public and in this way, the public is being devoid of money. Our country has been a land of rishis and munis who have never deceived the people. Instead, they serve the people whole heartedly and maintain overall peace. Yes, somebody can claim that he has been benefited by wearing gem and present astrology and by following the path of false saints etc. But, it is not a reality, say Vedas. Actually, what happened that the benefit achieved by such people was the result given by God to them based on their pious deeds of previous lives. Vedas –shastras further tell that such benefit was definite and was to be received also in the absence of adoption of the said false path. Otherwise several people adopt the false path which is against the Vedas but only few get the said benefit. If the path had been true according to Vedas then everyone could get the benefit. Our pious human body has been blessed by the God to achieve the true path stated in Vedas by which final liberation is attained.

Rahul: What are the asanas, pranayam, mantra which can improve our concentration and memory besides bharmacharya? Also what are the asanas which Swami Vivekananda were used to do?
Swami Ramswarup: Recently I have given a reply concerning your question which can be seen on the website. In the end, I will try to intimate to you that only mantras and asans will do nothing until we get the whole knowledge of the Vedas and we adopt hundred percent said knowledge in our daily life. Atharvaveda kand 12 clarifies that the peace-meal knowledge of any Ved mantra or Vedas is not accepted by God. Instead God gives punishment. So, contact with learned acharya of Vedas and yoga philosophy. Daily havan/ yajyen, name jaap of God and hard practice of full ashtang yoga philosophy and not only asans, pranyaam etc., enable an aspirant to attain the qualities of ascetic vide, yoga shastra sutra 1/15,16. then only the aspirant achieves his main life motto i.e., salvation. One more thing that the said worship can be done while discharging all moral duties in the family or by becoming ascetic i.e., sanyasi.

Janardan: Who was the senapati of Ram against Rawan in war?
Swami Ramswarup: Main senapti of the war was Sri Ram himself under whom Lakshman, Angad, Sugreev, Hanuman, Jamvat, Nal, Neel, fought the war against Ravan.

Harshbala Singh: When I am reciting mantra in Sanskrit it is necessary to read the same mantras meaning in Hindi also? What is nemitya jap and which mantra we should recite and how many times in a day and for how many days? We should do morning and evening or in morning only?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, please. The Ved mantra gives the full benefit if its meaning is also known. Other main benefit to learn the meaning of Ved mantra is this that the worshipper will never remain in illusion/ignorance and false worship made by man. In Vedas there is no mention of nemitya jaap, please. We have been blessed by God with invaluable body of human being. The main target of the body is to worship God by Yajyen, name jaap of God, practice of yoga philosophy all under guidance of learned acharya of yoga, daily. We eat daily, similarly we must also daily worship the God.

V. Purohit: Pimples on face.
Swami Ramswarup: As regards pimples, etc., you’re advised to seek medical opinion first. Prepare a face- pack consisting of following ingredients: 1. Multani mitti2. Sandal wood powder 3. Dried orange peels (powdered) 4. Dried pomegrenade peels (powdered) 5. Haldi (turmeric) Each of them ingredients may be mixed in small quantities in the base of honey and applied on the effected area for half an hour and then scrub the face and wash it away. However, this is not the permanent solution. It may give good result or not but it is not harmful at all.

Dr. Harish Arya: If you say that one should remain brahamcharya upto his marriage then how can he get the knowledge about the reproduction?
Swami Ramswarup: Nature gives such pious knowledge itself. Secondly, to maintain brahamcharya does not mean that a person should not get knowledge of reproduction. The said knowledge is attained in stipulated time keeping in view the age. Actually, brahamchari knows all about reproduction, that is why, he knows the importance of brahamcharya etc., well. I think I have told you that I have written a book on brahamcharya in Hindi, in which detailed preach to students and family members is given. The book can be sent if you desire, please.

Dr. Harish Arya: How can a person reduce his tension? I perform agya chakra and asan pranyam in spite of that i think much more what should I do?
Swami Ramswarup: Tension is reduced and completely destroyed by eternal knowledge of Vedas, shastras, etc. Secondly, the knowledge is attained first by listening Vedas, shastras, holy books. Secondly whatever has been listened, the same should have been adopted in our daily life. For example- Vedas-shastras, holy books state human life is meant for worshipping God. Vedas define the worship that one should do daily havan, name jaap of God, contact with learned acharyas and hard practice of ashtang yoga philosophy while discharging our moral duties. So until, we listen to eternal knowledge and adopt the same as quoted above, mere asan, pranayam will do nothing, please. Concentration is necessary but it is attained by adopting the above quoted path as said in Vedas. Then only tensions, sickness, problems, sorrows etc., are totally destroyed.

R S: Can you enlighten us on Jewish traditions and jewish faith .Today spirituality is a multibillion dollar business conversion of one faith to other especially Islam and christanity which is rampant in India. We indians being unaware of the results of this are not aware of our own roots and culture. Therefore I request you to please clear the myths spread by missionaries of Islam and Christanity against Hinduism which is used as a tool against us?
Swami Ramswarup: As you know, Jewish people are of Hebrew descent and believe in Judaism. But I do not know more about it. However, it is a fact that Vedas emanate direct from God and we must follow the preach of eternal knowledge of Vedas. Vedas are not sects and are universally applicable to all. Now, it is one’s own desire whether to accept this fact or not.

No doubt, this spirituality has been turned into profession by some self-proclaimed saints etc., which is a great sin. At this juncture, nobody is able to get peace.

It is very well known fact that Islam and Christianity are propagating their mission by causing conversions. But our Hindus do not believe in such task since we love all human-beings and we have tolerance power. No doubt, the result is dangerous. Really if we could have continued our study of Vedas then we could be able to understand the true, eternal religion preached in Vedas, then how could we face poverty and conversions etc. Still this conversion will not be minimized in the absence of the study of Vedas.

Anonymous: Family problems after love marriage.
Swami Ramswarup: Husband and wife must always be co-operative with each other. Their love should never decrease when they would always be able to face the family problems. You must try to solve the problem in a loving manner. Please give respect to your in-laws always despite the fact that they don’t cooperate with you. Secondly, shower your full love to your husband then he will never be against you. You will have to unite the family at your level best. You may send your problem if not settled.

Shashikant: Please send detailed study on Sandeepan Gurudev, Guru of Lord Krishna.
Swami Ramswarup: It is a fact that Yogeshwar shri Krishna maharaj learnt Vedas and yoga philosophy along with Sudama in the ashram of Sandeepan Guru, but no more information is held with me please.

Ranvir Singh: How to open the 3rd Eye, in response to the inner call to help others for purpose that is good to all ? Please guide me.
Swami Ramswarup: To open the third eye i.e., divine power one will have to study the Vedas under guidance of learned acharya who knows Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy.. then a yogi attains Samadhi and realizes God. This is a stage when he gets divine power and he becomes really a saint to solve the problems of the public and makes their life happy.

Ashok Jain: Can you provide me with full text of YAKSHA AND YUDHISTER SAMVAD whole ten questions and answers please?
Swami Ramswarup: Yaksha-Yudhishthir Dialogue:-
1). Who rises the sun? who moves around the sun? who sets it? and in whom is it established?
Ans. (Brahma) He is Almighty God who rises the sun. devtas moves around it. Its nature sets it and sun is established in eternal truth.

2). How does man become learned of Vedas (shrotreya)? How to attain supreme status? How does one get another companion and how does one become wise?
Ans. Study of Vedas makes a man shrotreya i.e., habitual of listening Vedas, supreme status by austerity (tapsya), by wielding patience one gets another companion and by serving elders, (learned person), one becomes wise.

3). What is devatva in brahmins? What is their religion like that of noble people, what is their human trait? What is conduct of Brahmin like ignoble people?
Ans. Study of Vedas is devatva in Brahmins, austerity (tapsya) is their religion like that of noble people, to meet with death is their human trait/nature and back-biting done by Brahmins is their conduct like ignoble people.

4). What is devatva in kshatriyas? What is their religion like that of noble people, what is their human trait? And what is their conduct like ignoble people?
Ans. Knowing the art and science of archery is devatva in kshatriyas, yajyen is their religion like that of noble people, fear is their human trait and abandoning those who seek their shelter and security is their conduct like ignoble people.

5). What is Yajyeeya sam? What is Yajyeeya Yaju? What adopts Yajyen and whom does the Yajyen not transgress?
Ans. Prann i.e., (breath) is sam yajyen. Mind/intellect is Yajurveda related to Yajyen, only Ved mantras adopt Yajyen and Yajyen does not violate/transgress Ved mantras.

6). What is most important for cultivators? What is most important for those who sow? What is most important for effluent rich and what is most important for those indulged in producing children?
Ans. Rain is most important for cultivation, seed for those who sow, cow-rearing for effluent rich and son is the most important for those who want to produce children.

7). Who despite being honoured and respected among people, experiencing the stimuli of sense organs, perceptions etc., and while breathing is yet not considered alive?
Ans. He who does not nurse:dev, atithi, dependent family members, elders and soul (self) is like a dead despite taking breaths.

8). What is heavier than earth? Higher than sky? More speedy/possessing greater motion than air, more in number that straws/blade of grass?
Ans. Mother is heavier than earth, father is higher than sky, mind/intellect is more speedy than air, worries are more in number/ countless than blade of grass.

9). Who does not close eyes despite sleeping? Who does not exhibit motion on being created, who does not possess heart, who increases with velocity?
Ans. Fish does not close eyes while sleeping, egg does not exhibit motion on being given birth to, stone does not possess heart and river increases with velocity.

10). Who is friend of migrant who stays abroad? Friend of family holder/householder, patient and he who is about to meet with death?
Ans. Co-traveller is the friend of migrant, wife is friend of household, doctor is the friend of patient and donated assets are friend of the man who is near to death

11). Who is the atithi/guest of all living beings, what is eternal religion, amrit (ambrosia) and the whole world?
Ans. Fire is atithi of all living beings, immortal true, eternal religion is sanatan religion, i.e., eternal knowledge of Vedas is sanatan religion, cow’s milk is ambrosia and air is entire world.

12). Who wanders alone? Who is born again after being born once? What is the medicine for cold, what is the big land to sow the seed?
Ans. Sun wanders alone, moon takes birth again after being born, fire is the medicine for cold, earth is the big land to sow the seeds.

13). What is the main area of religion, glory/fame, heaven, happiness?
Ans. Efficiency/dexterity is the main place of religion i.e., all the moral duties mentioned in Vedas when are held in action is life, that sort of perfection is called the main place of religion, donation is the main place of glory/fame, truth is the main place of heaven and modesty is the main place of happiness.

14). What is the soul of human-being, who is his friend, support and shelter?
Ans. Son is the soul of human-being, wife (life-partner) his friend, clouds his support/anchor and donation his shelter.

15). What is the Quality of noble people, supreme amongst all wealths, supreme amongst all gains and most supreme happiness?
Ans. Modesty is the quality of noble people, i.e., he is noble man who exercises the moral duties mentioned in Vedas in life, knowledge of shastras is the most supreme wealth, good health is the most important gain and satisfaction in life is the most important happiness.

Amul: Please suggest a baby boy name for my friend's son according to Vedas.
Swami Ramswarup: i). “Aditya” which means indestructible/light.
ii). “Puneesh” which means pure.
iii). “Ketav” which means an enlightened learned person. You may select one name, please.

Anamika: I feel suffocated in life. I am looking for mukti. My family is against marriage to the person I have selected. I want their blessings.
Swami Ramswarup: You feel the fear due to the effect of your past lives’ bad deeds. Though the fear is false and must not be felt but until the effect of past lives’ deeds is obliterated naturally the effect will remain. So, you must chant Gayatri mantra both times daily, do name-jaap of God- Om daily and do havan with Gayatri mantra even daily, so that the effect gets over soon otherwise the effect will take its own course. If the boy is independent/ earns well, has capability to look after you well in whole life and he suits you then you can do court marriage at your own. Yet I will advise you to make your parents to agree to this matter is possible.

Sheetal: Is love marriage permitted in Vedas? How can I know whether things are right or wrong? How do be get over financial and mental problems?
Swami Ramswarup: First of all Vedas do not agree with boy and girl who give their heart or allow their bodies to be touched by opposite sex before marriage. Otherwise, love-marriage is permitted. In the ancient times it was called ‘swayamwar’. Mental and financial problems must be settled before marriage and not after marriage. So marriage is organised if the boy is independent/earns well, is capable to look after the bride well in whole life and suits the bride.

Bharat Pareek: I have too many problems in life for the last 2 years. Please guide when will my problems be solved.
Swami Ramswarup: Problems come due to the effect of past lives’ deeds. One should try hard to overcome the situation. He must worship God according to Vedas daily. So you must chant Gayatri mantra both times daily, do name jaap of God, do daily havan even with Gayatri mantra, so that effect gets over soon.

Sagar: Does Ved recognise cast or is it just a social malpractice?
Swami Ramswarup: No, please. Vedas do not recognise caste but Brahmins, kshatriya, vishyam shudra classification of society is recognised by Vedas like Yajurveda mantra 31/11 according to their present karmas and not by birth.

Caste system has not been made by God. So punishment etc., mentioned by people in caste system were against the Vedas and every spiritual book but now its all okay as per Government. But yet the hundred percent implementation of govt. orders is to be made.

Holy books cannot give an order to anyone 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. 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 spread, the illusion will automatically be over. When sun rises, the darkness from the earth is removed from that portion only which comes towards sun. And rest of the portion remains dark. Similarly wherever the Vedic knowledge will spread and be gained, the ignorance/illusion from those human beings will be over. Therefore spreading of knowledge of Vedas and other holy books, is must.

Aaditya: Is it true that the more one spends his time in brahmcharya, the more are his chances of knowing the divine?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, please, brahamcharya is the most pious deed and the route to establish eternal path by which the realization of God is achieved early. If you so desire, you can also read my book on Brahmcharya (in Hindi) that discusses the matter in extreme detail.

Megrajh Rampersad: I am confused about whether Gabesha and Shiva are Gods. I read a booklet which referred to God a Brahm. Please explain to me the true God.
Swami Ramswarup: There is only one formless God who is the lord of universe. He creates, nurses and destroys the universe. He is omnipresent, Almighty, omniscient, omnipotent and immortal. He never takes birth. He is unchangeable, unchallengeable and beyond calculation and imagination. Such divine qualities are not held by any other goddess etc. So there is only on eGod. He was in the past, is in the present and will ever remain in future as well. Actually, the definition, shape, divine qualities, nature, knowledge and deeds of the said Almighty God have only been mentioned in Vedas. Now, the problem is this that the public has not been studying Vedas for the last five thousand years, i.e., after Mahabhart war. The arrogant have made their own path of worship by mostly making the worship professional. So according to Vedas, there is only one unchangeable God who is formless. So many names of God in Vedas as also said in Rigveda mantra 1/164/46 based on His divine qualities. So Brahma is also the name of God. Brahma who is the most supreme in the world. Please also read the article on God is formless.

Snehal: I would like to know about solah sanskaar in detail and in which book I can find it?
Swami Ramswarup: Soul residing within body is an eternal, immortal, indestructible matter. It is the body which perishes, is subjected to death and decay and finally burnt in the flames of pyre. But soul abandons the body on death and enters another body according to previous lives' deeds (karmas). Atharvaveda mantra 7/6/67/1 and 5/1/1/2 say about rebirth. The mantras further say that if a person does pious deeds according to Ved, shastras and holy books, then he gets again human life with all happiness to continue worship. Geeta shloka 13/8 also enumerates birth-death, old- age, disease as sources of sorrow. Yog shastra sutra 2/9 too states death to be the biggest cause of sufferings and distress. However, with the grace of GOD, man has taken birth to mitigate and finally remove all sufferings and distress. There is no doubt that Vedas are the most ancient holy texts on the earth in which GOD Himself has explained the secrets of all universal matters, worldly/spiritual such asresponsibility- actions/ deeds, science, worship etc. to man.

Since the beginning of earth Aryans have been knowing the date of process of creation of universe and this fact has even been hinted in Yajurveda mantra 15/65. Accordingly, the age of present earth dates back to approximately 1 arab 96 crores 8 lakh 53000 years. At the beginning of each creation, the knowledge of 4 Vedas emanates from GOD and is originated in the heart of 4 rishis. (Rigveda mantra 10/109/1 and 10/181/1 refers). This is the reason that GOD has been called as first guru of rishis (as per Yog shastra sutra 1/26) and after that rishis and munis give the knowledge of Vedas to human beings. For that matter Vedas knowledge is eternal which emanates directly from GOD and it is most important for human beings to do deep study of Vedas. Just as father does everything which is in the best interest of his children, similarly GOD is father to whole world and He does the best for the welfare of mankind selflessly by creating universe and providing all material to live upon. In fact it is for the welfare of mankind that GOD has given the eternal knowledge of 4 Vedas to whole mankind. Moreover, GOD has given the knowledge of 16 sanskaars in Vedas to remove innumerable sufferings/sorrows of humans in the form of old age diseases, birth death and so on. Since these sanskaars have been elaborated in Vedas, therefore study of Vedas is imperative to know about these sanskaars.

By sanskaar it is meant that just as a child erases anything written incorrect with pencil and then writes correct word on the same rubbed place similarly on performing sanskaars any bad deed causing sorrows etc. imprinted on chitta gets erasedand pious, beneficial sanskaars get imprinted on chitta which leads to destruction of all bad karmas and consequently soul escapes from facing the outcome of bad karmas i.e. sorrows. In fact the soul enjoys happiness which is the result of pious good karmas. Sanskaar ceremony is performed in Yajyen only thus Yajyen and Acharya possessing eternal knowledge ofVedas are indispensable for performing sanskaars. This statement can be supported by a historical example that all sanskaars of Sri Ram were performed by guru Vashisth and of Sri Krishna by rishi Sandeepan and other rishis and so is the case of allancient public. It is through the performance of these sanskaars that the soul conquers above quoted problems like birth-death, old age, disease etc. while performing each sanskaar, divine blessings are showered by both, GOD and Acharya/learned possessing knowledge of Vedas on one to all participating in ceremony i.e. children, young and elderly people for a long happy life etc. However due to lack of knowledge of Vedas and thus under the influence of most of the saints of present times, who are against the Vedas, the public has deviated from true path and abandoned performance of these sanskaars, study and listening of Vedas and practice of ashtang yoga and consequently put a question mark over the brightfuture of people all over the world which was made bright by performing the sanskaars. Yajyen is indispensable for the performance of each of the 16 sanskaars. Please see the article on Sanskaars on the site.

Rahul: I have been practising Brahmcharya for a long time. I have difficulties when I take milk so I have stopped. Is it right?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. Yes, I appreciate your firm decision to observe celibacy/brahamcharya. The good result of which you have already told. You will get several pious results in your life of the same still. However, you can take milk in the morning and not evening. Then milk will also give you strength. Curd may also be taken. If you so desire, my book on Brahamcharya can also be sent to you.

Santosh: How can I do ashtang yog with proper guidance?
Swami Ramswarup: Proper guidance to learn ashtang yoga philosophy is achieved from a learned acharya, who knows Vedas and yoga philosophy. This knowledge is given only in person. So, you are advised either to come here in Ved Mandir and I shall sure teach you properly or you may seek a learned acharya locally. Before it, you are advised to read my book- Patanjal Yog Darshan Pt I & II, if you so desire. This will assist you to know the ashtang yoga philosophy perfectly and it will be easy for you to learn the same.

Harvinaryaa: According to Arya samaj, funeral rites are performed only for 3 days after death? So is it necessary to do rites/puja for 13 days since you mentioned that soul stays some place for 13 days? Arya samaj is based on Vedas so why is there conflict here? Please explain?
Swami Ramswarup: No conflict, please. Yajurveda mantra 40/ 15 states “ Vayuranilam Mritmathedam bhasmantang shareeram”, i.e., the prann vayu and the panch bhoot body mixes with its original, indestructible matter. So, the body must be burnt. Next day, the ashes of the dead body must be collected. The ashes may either be buried on the banks of river or any suitable place or may be flown in water. So actually, the function gets over in two days but the havan/Yajyen must be performed at least for 13 days so the no bacteria generated from dead body may be harmful to any one. Arya Samaj may take three days and on third day, it will be good if some relative, friends etc., are gathered to perform havan, etc. Otherwise God has told to finish the function, etc., the same day by burning the dead body and the next day by collecting the ashes.

K D Gupta: People are keen to know truth in life but Gita says it is not truth [satya ] but satva which matters. What is the reference and fact after death may be a human or for any creature?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, human life is meant to realise the truth, that is why, Almighty God has blessed us with the knowledge of four Vedas, to follow. The truth means to realise the matter which is immortal i.e., everlasting. Three matters are immortal-(i) Almighty God (ii) Souls (iii) Prakriti. The aspirant who study Vedas and follow the preach mentioned therein, that is, performs daily havan with Ved mantras, name jaap and practice of Ashtang Yoga Philosophy under the guidance of an experienced acharya, then he achieves the goal. Geeta is a Vedic preach. So Geeta can never go against the Vedas. I would advise you to study Geeta in Hindi. The description of 1-6 chapters in brief of the Bhagwad Geeta Granth has also been written by me , I have tried to explain the Vedic theory used in Bhagwad Geeta by Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj ji . The book contains 739 pages worth Rs.400/- excluding postal charges. You can study the above Geeta to know the Vedic/eternal truth. The book can be sent to you on receipt of your postal address if you so desire, please. Please also read the article 'After Death'.

Lubna: Is there any concept of second marriage or divorce in Vedas?
Swami Ramswarup: Nowadays divorce must be avoided. Vedas tell about divorce when lady or husband are corrupt, of bad character and not fit to live in society, then only either lady or the man can do second marriage if they are young and wish to obtain children. Otherwise second marriage is not needed.

Arya: Is it true that we don't have to perform any rituals after cremation ? My uncle died this month. My son is in his third year and his mundan is to be done. Please guide me what should I do?
Swami Ramswarup: After 13 days of the death you can perform the holy mundan ceremony of your son please. Yajurveda mantra 40/15 states that even after cremation there is no custom left to perform about death. Havan must be performed even daily and specially when death occurs. The havan must be performed to purify the atmosphere. P R: I have a son of 11 months. I have been told that he might be harmful of any member in my family. What can I do?
Swami Ramswarup: We all souls are born and given bodies by God on the basis of our deeds. The result of good deeds is good birth and bad deeds is bad birth respectively. God has given knowledge in Vedas that if have good company and develop holy thoughts from very thoughts, and follow Brahamcharya, alongwith studies, and do regular Yajyen, etc. worship of God, which is the duty of human beings, then the result of bad deeds that is slated to come in life is destroyed and we will not bear sorrow that is the result of previous bad deeds. That is why, if you raise your son in good environment and with good education then your son will have good qualities, will work hard and will become great after doing his studies. On the other hand in case he is in bad company then he can become bad as well. So, good and bad is just in your hand, you give him good education. You should also do good deeds and take your son on the right path.

Nikki: I am from Brahmin family by caste. We had an atheist in our family who encouraged us all to consume non-vegetarian food. As a result, a lot of people in my family are non-believers and take alcohol and non-vegetarian food. We are all facing serious health problems. Will pitr dan help?
Swami Ramswarup: Present astrology is not mentioned in Vedas. So being unauthentic, learned persons do not accept it. Yajurveda chapter 39 states that soul when is separated from body remains in sushupt stage that is in unconscious stage. When soul resides in human body, he takes food from mouth, sees from eyes , hears from ears that is soul does actions with the help of five perceptions, five senses and mind. So without mouth soul cannot take food. Soul after thirteen days takes new birth and enters into the mother’s womb and starts taking feed from mother’s body. So what will be the use of Pind dan? Who will take the pind dan without mouth etc., and how can the soul be ghost even? Actually pind dan and ghost subject has also not been mentioned in Vedas, so are unauthentic and are not to be accepted. However, non-vegetarian and addiction etc ., are strictly prohibited in Vedas and eternal Indian culture . Nobody can take non-vegetarian without killing living being, which is a sin. So, everybody must leave non-vegetarian immediately.

Yes , the frequent sickness may also be due to one treason of taking non-vegetarian food but also due to previous lives’ deeds, sorrows/sickness etc., come and we have to face. So, we must always worship God for purification and for burning our previous lives’ sins to achieve a long, happy life. if you know Hindi, some spiritual books written by me can be sent on receipt of your postal address if you so desire.

Secondly, medical advice must soon be taken about diseases. Every one must do long, morning walk. Must learn Yoga san, Prannayam and must take plenty of water daily. Fatty/fried food must always be avoided.

Abha: Swamiji, is it essential to keep baby's name as per the rashi alphabet?
Swami Ramswarup: Any name can be given but it must have some pious meaning, that is why our ancient rishis- munis and nowadays learned of Vedas as well perform naamkaran sanskar (name ceremony). It is performed after hundred and one days of birth of a baby. In this pious function Yajyen with Ved mantras is performed and newly born baby is blessed with a Vedic name.

H: No question.
Swami Ramswarup: There are few who have no question/problem in the life, please.

Pramod Nair: What mantra can give a balance in life or can give me peace of mind?
Swami Ramswarup: There is no doubt that an aspirant must go to an experienced acharya who knows Vedas and yoga philosophy, practically for Gayatri mantra deeksha and name jaap of God, i.e., OM properly. Till you go to the acharya, please chant OM, both times a day, sitting on any asan especially Siddhasan and do havan daily both times with Gayatri mantra. One should never be lazy in the life, so discharge your moral duties happily and do hard work for the same.

Anonymous: I want to ask that if I do havan in small miti ka bratan is it OK and can I used cow's chena in havan is it OK? And can I make them hot on gas than put rice or havan samgri in that?
Swami Ramswarup: Better if you do havan in havan kund, properly. Havan kund is made especially for the performance of havan but the pot made of clay is not so good as havan kund. In havan, ghee made of cow’s milk is most beneficial. In the absence of which any ghee may be used. However, in addition pure cow chena (butter, paneer etc.) may also be used. No please, it is not a procedure to perform havan by first making it hot on gas and then putting rice etc. Samidhayen (twigs of wood) are essential to be used to burn the pious fire in which aahutis are offered.

Hemant: I get worried most of the times due to unknown thoughts of my future and random thoughts of my environment. What should I do to have a peaceful future?
Swami Ramswarup: Future is based on present pious deeds. If anyone wants to make his future bright, he is required to do hardworking, pious deeds to maintain honesty, firm decision and daily worship of God. Yajurveda mantra 7/48 states that human being are free to do pious deeds or sins but result is awarded by God in the shape of pleasure, long, happy life and sorrows respectively. So why to worry about the future and why not we must be worried about our present pious deeds which will make our future bright. It is a fundamental law of Vedas that present pious deeds even and eternal worship of God based on Vedas also destroys the result of previous lives sins which have to be borne in our future or present life. So the energy of thinking of baseless thoughts and worry for future must not be wasted, instead we must do pious deeds in our present time.

Kalpana: I have a question for you that which religion is a truth? I mean every religion said same thing than why religion has many differences? And which religion come first?
Swami Ramswarup: Eternal religion is actually a true religion. Now there is a problem to prove that which one is the eternal religion. Eternal religion is made by God Himself and not by human being.

In Vedas religion and the truth, both the words are the name of one power. To understand and follow the rules i.e., preach of Vedas by human-beings is called eternal religion.
The four signs of religion are:-
(1) To understand the orders/instructions of God given in Vedas and to work accordingly. Just as is stated in Ramayan- Shruti Path Palak i.e., Sri Ram along with his subjects adopted the path of Vedas.

(2) To understand the nationalism that is, moral obligations towards the nation. For example-  Sri Ram. Sri Krishna, Dashrath, Harishchandra etc., dignitaries served their subjects and efficiently fulfilled their national duties.

(3) Virtues that is, to conduct oneself according to righteousness , religion and morality but not to be fundamentalists or conservatives to hinder the progress of nation.

(4) To understand others same as one’s own soul that is, we should think about welfare of others just as we think about our own welfare and should take interest in traditional, eternal spiritualism.

In Vedas, religion and truth are synonymous to each other. So to know the eternal religion one will have to study the eternal knowledge of Vedas, which emanate direct from Almighty God at the time of beginning of the earth. Please read the article on Vedas for more information.

D: What is the proof that Vedas are correct?
Swami Ramswarup: There are two types of proofs. One - four Vedas and second the holy granths/preach given by Rishis-munis who know Vedas’ philosophy. The said fact has been mentioned in Yajurveda mantra 31/7, Rigveda mantra 10/181/1 and Sankhya Shastra Sutra 1/66. However, the said facts are only known in experience when aspirant makes contact with an acharya and devotes a long period to listen the eternal preach of Vedas along with discussion. So it is an easy task to state that “what is the proof that Vedas are correct and Vedas are original.” But to devote time under the pious feet of an acharya to listen Vedas is generally impossible. Please tell him to come to me with a thirst to know about the fact of eternal knowledge of Vedas even for a month. Here, boarding and lodging is always free for all devotees.

You see, please that Vedas are the most ancient holy granths of the world and Vedas have never been written by any Rishi-muni or person, man-woman. Vedas have no writer whereas every holy granth has its writer etc. Vedas do not even contain any story unlike other granths. Necessity is only to listen the Vedas then automatically all doubt gets over.

The knowledge of four Vedas traditionally used to be remembered by heart and process right from satyug is still in vogue. Before 5,300 years Vyas muni too heard the Vedas from his Acharya and remembered. He then first time made up his mind to write Vedas on Bhojpatra. Vedas are in devine sanskrit which is easy to understand under the guidance of Acharya. Those who say that Vedas language is hard, difficult etc., and if Vedas are utterd with wrong pronunciation, It will be harmful, all that is false. You know, on one side such gurus tell that Bhakti can be done by an ignorant and sinner also then why not Vedas be listened from an Acharya by all public(men or women).

Actually Vedas themselves tell that everyone is entitled to listen and get the knowledge of Vedas for a long, happy life. Mostly such gurus mug up number of sanskrit shlokas etc., and orate before innocent public just to impress them or to show themselves that they (so called gurus) are learned of Vedas etc., and surprisingly they utter at the same moment that Vedas are difficult. Donot do Yajyen otherwise you will be sinful etc. Then people can listen their sanskrit shlokas without knowing the meaning thereof then why cannot people listen Vedas and do Yajyen under guidance of learned Acharya. Listening is not difficult. To study Vedas can sometimes be considered difficult but listening of Vedas from an Acharya cannot be told as difficult. An Acharya will explain the ved mantras in simple hindi or English. So how can Vedas’ be told to be difficult. Public must be alert and listen to Vedas. Otherwise so called gurus will be telling them the wrong meaning of Ved mantras, etc.

Anonymous: You say that one has to work ahrd for earning money. Suppose I have a shop and I do hard work, and still don't get business then what do you do? Do people get better business by havan or devi devta pooja or nimbo mirch?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. Fundamental law of nature can never be changed, please. So, when there is no existence of worship of Devi-Devtas (idol worship etc) then how can anyone get benefit from them? Pleasure/pain are always the result of our previous lives’ deeds-sins or pious deeds respectively.

Suppose one is doing hawan, Gayatri jaap, name jaap of Om based on the eternal philosophy of Vedas and when the person becomes able to get the good result thereof he then leaves the said worship and starts Devi-Devtas bhakti etc. So naturally, he will be benefitted keeping in view the result of Vedic worship and not Devi-devtas’ bhakti but it is a problem, how will he know it because his Vedic worship was also continued in doubtful circumstances because of which he pursued Devi-Devtas’ bhakti as well simultaneously.

So, it is very difficult task to make him understand that from which bhakti has he got the good result or besides the bhakti what pious deeds of his previous life has awarded him good result.

I mean to say that under no circumstances, idol worship can be accepted, being against the eternal knowledge of Vedas and Vedas are ever above any kind of doubt because the knowledge of Vedas emanates direct from God.

You see, please that Vedas are the most ancient holy granths of the world and Vedas have never been written by any Rishi-muni or person, man-woman. Vedas have no writer whereas every holy granth has its writer etc. Vedas do not even contain any story unlike other granths. Necessity is only to listen the Vedas then automatically all doubt gets over.

August 2008

Ankush Gupta: Please bless people in Jammu to maintain peace and harmony in the city.
Swami Ramswarup: I pray to God and bless to the public of J&K to get immediate solution and establish peace there soon.

A A: In pregnancy should a couple follow Brahmcharya?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, in pregnancy couple must start to maintain their brahamcharya from the date of pregnancy and till the baby leaves to take mother’s milk. If possible, you must also study “Brahamcharya Dukh Nivarak Divya Manni” holy book in Hindi written by me in which every aspect of observing Brahamcharya has been briefed well.

Seema Dhawan: How to get progress in career?
Swami Ramswarup: Firm decision, hard working, honesty and daily worship of God will give progress in career. For the same, it is necessary to wake up early in the morning for long morning walk and light exercise. Hawan must be done daily to pray God as well to give blessings to award success at every step of our life. Always do pious deeds. God helps those who are hard working, honest, God fearing. Always avoid bad society.

Dr. Harish Arya: Where is it written in vedas that to marry with relatives is sin?
Swami Ramswarup: According to Rigveda Mantra 10/85/21 marriage should always be solemnized with girl from different gotra. Manusmriti Shloka 3/5 states that the girl who is away from the six generations of parents is only to be married.

D K: I am using astrology to find a partner. Is there something wrong in the approach?
Swami Ramswarup: Present astrology is not mentioned in Vedas so learned persons do not accept it being unauthentic. Yajurveda mantra 7/48 clearly states that human beings are free to do good or bad deeds but result is awarded by Almighty God in the shape of happiness and sorrows respectively. So, what astrology will do in this regard? Can astrology cancel the Ved mantras which emanate direct from God and enforce its own philosophy? As regards marriage, all this is in the hands of Almighty God but you know that God helps those who help themselves. So you must try and your parents must try their level best to seek a suitable match for you. You must also worship God daily for which chant Gayatri mantra with its meaning in heart and also do hawan with Gayatri mantra daily both times. You must also learn complete process of doing hawan with Ved mantras.

Shankar: I am an engineering college student and want to know more about the influence of Vedas in science and technology. I am a real lover of Indian heritage and Sanskrit.
Swami Ramswarup: Your views are highly appreciated my dear son. To enter the Philosophy of eternal knowledge of Vedas wherein three education are mentioned i.e., knowledge (deep science), form of deeds and third is worship. You must study some Vedic books first. A list of Vedic books is given on the website. As regard Sanskrit, you must start Sanskrit by reading “Sanskrit Swayam Shikshak Book” which will also be sent along with your selected book. If not interested in studying books then Sanskrit Swayam Shikshak Book will only be sent. Eternal Philosophy of Vedas state that Vedas are required to be listened from an acharya first. So you may seek an acharya locally also. You must perform daily Yajyen with Ved mantras which is the best worship of God also. You can also come here, if possible.

Mukesh Bishnoi: In our old epics worship of statue of prohibated then we are follwing the same practice?
Swami Ramswarup: Due to lack of knowledge of Vedas, statue worship has been spread within a span of about 2,500 years. Before this, there was no practice of idol worship.

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 follows/obeys the path of Vedas i.e., worship, Ashtang yoga practice, listening of Vedas, Yajyen etc., under guidance of an acharya, then he attains samadhi i.e., realizes God too. So, as per Vedas, no need of idol worship.

If someone believes that God is everywhere then why does he avoid wine, smoking, theft, etc., etc. inside the temple and does outside? Actually realization is subject of deep study of Vedas and to observe thereon. Sagunn means with eternal qualities mentioned in Ved mantras because the meaning of Sa+Gunn means ‘with qualities’. So God has unlimited qualities 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.

Mukesh Bishnoi: Why we are unable to secular on the name of religion and God?
Swami Ramswarup: Due to lack of knowledge of Vedas, we are not being secular on the name of religion and God. Every body must now start the study of Vedas to know the truth about every subject of universe which is clearly mentioned in Vedas by God Himself. In Vedas, deep science, form of deeds, rear eternal worship of God has been briefed. So politics and eternal religion has its eternal, true meaning described in Vedas.

I would advise you to read some of my Vedic books in Hindi and English, if possible. For example with the grace of Almighty God I have written deep commentary on 1 -6 chapters of Bhagwad Geeta, stating the factual position of Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj and his message of Vedas in Bhagwad Geeta( in Hindi). The book contains 739 pages. Money is not a problem but problem is to destroy the illusion. So if you cannot send the price of the book and can only send postal charges then only book can be sent free of cost with the condition that book will be read thoroughly and you will send your comments within two months.

Mukesh Bishnoi: Why there is no any method or practice like in Muslims of Jamat followed in Hindus to spread the knowledge for their religion?
Swami Ramswarup: Hindu religion is eternal. It is known to be based on the ancient holy books like Four Vedas , Valmiki Ramayan, Mahabharat (only 10,000 authentic shlokas), 6 shastras, Upnishads, Brahmin granth since no other religions existed at that time and even before 2,500 years. But Hindu (Arya/Vedic religion) was before this creation and will remain forever in future too. It has not been created by mankind because knowledge of Vedas always emanates direct from God, at the beginning of every universe. So I think people related to this religion have no desire to extend it because in their nature, they imbibe natural thought that their religion is universally applicable to all human being as before. Had it been originated by any saint then the saint and his followers would have tried to extend it but it is a reality that this religion has an idea of one ness and one ness does not need to extend being the thought of similarity.

Because the pious thought of one ness exists in all human beings. I mean to say that at that time of beginning of creation, knowledge of Vedas emanates directly from God and at that time none of the present sects existed. Hence knowledge of four Vedas extends universally to all human beings and the human beings undivided in sects, were one i.e., not fragmented in caste system etc.

Now, all Hindus, Aryas will have to think to spread the knowledge of Vedas etc., especially the Hindus would’ve to be awakened so that the Hindus do not undergo conversion. Every Hindu must know about Vedas. When it will be done then no Hindu will be converted. It is due to lack of knowledge of Vedas that Hindus are unable to understand about one Almighty God who is formless, Almighty, Omnipresent, Omniscient , creates, nurses and destroys the universe.

Now, the innocent people especially belonging to poor families, who donot know anything about Vedas, have being/are being converted. Had they been knowledgeable about Vedas, nobody could make plan for their conversion. So, we should learn Vedas without wasting anytime and that too while discharging all our moral duties.

Mukesh Bishnoi: Why in Hinduism every one does not follows the rules of worshiping both times?
Swami Ramswarup: Again I will tell you that worship of Almighty God is not being done daily both times only due to lack of knowledge of Vedas. We must know that this firm, steadfast rule to worship God by performing Yajyen, practising Ashtang Yoga and name jaap etc., has only been mentioned in Vedas otherwise it is mostly preached that you can worship once a week or you can remember the God for a while, then discharge your daily routine for whole time, etc.

Anonymous: I have a daily routine which involves asan, pranayam, studies, exercise, havan and household work. How much time should I spend in asan, pranayam, etc.? I am a student.
Swami Ramswarup: Only 8-10 asans are sufficient devoting 1 ½ minutes for each asan. It means 15 minutes are sufficient. Prannayam, at this young age requires 10 minutes only. Meditation is sufficient for 45 minutes. Cycling and jogging must be given 20-20 minutes each because a student always requires good health which in turn depends on light exercise to be done daily. Then, after taking rest for about 20 minutes in which you can do study etc., bath must be taken. Then hawan, prayer etc., would require about 1/2 an hour. So, all the activities would be completed by about say 8 ‘O’ clock in the morning. You can start study if time suits you keeping in view, the college time.

Anonymous: I have tried my best to avoid a divorce but its still happening. My parents are very old and I need to take care of them as well. Her family is spoiling everything. I have to beg her to come back everytime. I am doubting my worship.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you, please also convey my blessing to your parents. I appreciate your pious desire to serve your parents. Vedas tell to serve mother, father, learned acharya, elders first then a person becomes able to worship the God. Even the services towards the said dignitaries is also a part of worship of God. So first you must look after your parents whole heartedly, please. As regards your wife, I do not know your correct situation but still I will advise you to avoid the divorce. I even do not know whether you have children or not. So you must avoid divorce. If it is not possible then explain your full situation if possible. No doubt, the parents of your wife are not doing good, they are spoiling their daughter’s future. I am not able to understand why you beg for before your wife, this course of your action inspires your wife to go against you. At this stage, you must maintain brahamcharya for further 2 years and be separate from her even while living with her. You must gather physical and mental strength to face the situation happily.

Secondly, the worship of God in the shape of hawan, meditation, practice of Yoga philosophy is a separate issue. Nobody must link it with any kind of problem of the world. Did Ram, who lived in jungle for 14 years and his wife was abducted by Ravanna, doubted the worship of God? Or did Sita ever doubt the worship of God?

So is the case of Pandavas, who also spent their time in jungle. Arjun’s son Abhimanyu and thereafter five sons of Draupadi were killed but they raised no doubt on God.

Nowadays, mostly people are in the habit of blaming God if their desires are not fulfilled. On one hand, it is said that all the pious deeds/worship must be performed selflessly. Worship of God minimizes and at one stage destroys all sins of past lives and people get peace but until and unless the deeds are not burnt, the deeds will have to be faced. The worship should always be done selflessly, then it would give the best result one day, we are being blessed by God with the human body for discharging moral duties as well as performing Yajyen/worship daily and not for blaming God at any cost.

We must know that God is Almighty, Omnipresent and Omniscient . He knows each and every person along with each and every deed of a person whether good or pious. He is supreme judge and therefore awards the result of our deeds only. He can never do injustice since it is not in His nature. A person must never be atheist.

K D Gupta: After much studying, I have come to following conclusion: Vedas are seed, Geeta is tree and Ramcharitramanas is fruit. Please guide me.
Swami Ramswarup: Sorry to say that I have a doubt that you have studied Vedas, otherwise you could never give the conclusion as stated in your question. Secondly, the thought/idea from, you have obtained, the person has also never studied Vedas, if you would even see the first page of Tulsikrit Ramayan then you would see the Sanskrit shloka that Tulsi had stated that he studied Vedas first then wrote Ramayan.

Similarly Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj , first studied Vedas with his friend Sudama in the ashram of Rishi Sandeepan then he preached Bhagwad Geeta . So Bhagwad Geeta is also a Vedic preach. I have written description on Bhagwad Geeta of 1 -6 chapters stating the facts of Vedas. The book contains 739 pages. The book may be studied by you as well if you desire.

Vedas contain three main subjects – knowledge of all universal matters, i.e., deep science, form of deeds, and eternal worship of God . Knowledge of Vedas emanates direct form God whereas. The other holy books have been written either by Rishi-munis or saints etc. So there is a vast difference between Vedas and the holy books. As stated by Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj in Shloka 3/15, that philosophy of all the deeds originates from Vedas and the Vedas emanates direct from God. Similarly, Manu smriti shloka 2/6 clarifies that the Vedas are the roots of all deeds. So, how the said facts of Bhagwad Geeta and Manusmriti can be oversighted? Yog shastra Sutra 1/7 states Vedas are self proof. So, any view which is against the Vedas, is considered unauthentic by the ancient as well as present learned acharyas.

The saints etc., who do not know the Vedas may say anything, being ignorant. But the fact is stated above. we must know that if Vedas are seed then Geeta cannot be considered tree or buddhi. Similarly, Ramcharitmanas can never be accepted as fruit (Bhakti) stating that Vedas are seed. The said views are totally against the Vedas , please.

Question arises why? You see, Vedas emanate direct from God. God is formless , omnipresent , omniscient i.e., ever away from facing any kind of deed or suffer death etc., because He is immortal. Now see, Vedas emanate direct from Almighty God who is immortal so naturally Vedas are immortal. Vedas are therefore eternal like God and have not been written by anyone whereas Geeta is a collection of eighteen chapters of Bheeshma Parv of Mahabharat written byVyasmuniji before about 5,300 years ago. Similarly, Ramayan has been written by TulsiDasji before about 325 years ago. Whereas Vedas are eternal , knowledge of Vedas was before the creation, remains at present and will also remain forever in future but the said holy books, yes which contain the knowledge even, have been written on a fixed date and will never be seen in next creation. However, Vedas will remain forever like God.

So we will have to think deeply that Vedas are everlasting whereas the said holy books will remain only till the final destruction of universe. You see no name of any Rishi-muni or any holy book of previous creation has come in anyone’s notice in this creation. So when we compare the immortal Vedas then we will have to keep any idea in our mind that from the immortal matter, no destructive matter is created. If we consider Vedas, a seed then Ramayan and Bhagwad Geeta which are our adorable holy books cannot be assumed tree or fruit etc., being destructible.

Our ancient and present Rishi-munis including great dignitaries like Sri Ram, Sri Krishna Maharaj, Vyas muniji, Guru Vasishth, Atri Rishi, King Harishchandra etc., studied and followed the Vedas and attained salvation. They did not take birth agaib. So the assumption that Vedas are seeds, Bhagwad Geeta is tree and Buddhi, Ramchritmanas is fruit etc., doesnot suit and therefore is not true, please. We must always study Ramayan and Bhagwad Geeta to gain the Vedas’ knowledge from them. But the assumption like tree, fruits etc., is not true. First we will have to learn Vedas and then only will we be able to know the facts about Bhagwad Geeta and Tulsi Ramayan as their writers did i.e., Vyas muniji who wrote Bhagwad Geeta as stated above, was philosopher of Vedas and Ashtang Yoga Philosophy.

Similarly, Tulsi studied Vedas first and then wrote Ramayan. Then we will have to think over it that a person who is describing Bhagwad Geeta or Tulsi Ramayan and has never studied Vedas traditionally, how would he be able to explain the truth and secret of the Vedas. Whether, a philosophy of the doctor can be understood by a person who has got the degree of M.A. in English or any other subject. certainly not? Because, his subject has never been the subject of medical science. So is the case of Bhagwad Geeta and Tulsi Ramayan.

So, Vedas are eternal. Therefore, from Vedas eternal matter can only be generated and not mortal. Trees and fruits are mortal, that is, they will be destroyed one day when the final destruction of the universe takes place.

Therefore, it is not logical to state that Vedas are seed, Bhagwatgeeta is the tree and Ramchatramanas is the fruit. Instead, Vedas are seed, tree and fruit itself.

K D Gupta: Lingpuran says that Bhagwat Vishnu donated his eye to Bhagwan Shiva. Is it true?
Swami Ramswarup: I have described a lot, above about Vedas and almighty God please. Now your views stated in this query, do not tally with Vedas and therefore are unauthentic please. Because, there is only one formless, omnipresent God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe and He only is to be worshipped . He is formless, so He has no eye, mouth, ear etc. So how can He donate His eye. However, he has given eyes to every human as well as living being but He doesnot have any senses, perceptions and mind, that is why He is Almighty . Almighty means He has all powers and needs no assistance from anyone. For example –if God sees, then he sees without eyes. He does not require eyes.

Ulhhaas Gaikwad Can you tell me what was Gita's sandesh?
Swami Ramswarup: Sri Krishna studied Vedas and did hard practice of ashtang yoga philosophy. With the result Almighty God originated within him and also he achieved the great title of Yogeshwar. Naturally, with his vedic preach he inspired Arjun to fight religious war. So, Bhagwad Geeta is a message that everybody must listen to Vedas (and not only Bhagwad Geeta) to settle all the worldly problems. It is sad that most of the people of the world are not understanding the said message of Bhagwad Geeta due to lack of knowledge of Vedas. Geeta is not a Geeta gyan, it is a Vedic gyan. Had it been Geeta gyan, then Yogeshwar Shri Krishna maharaj would have read Geeta gyan first, then preached Arjun, but it was not so. Sri Krishna maharaj preached Vedic knowledge to settle the problem and he succeeded.

Alphanso: I have accepted Hinduism for some years now, however there are times I am not too sure if I am Hindu as I have not formally converted to it. I would like to know if there is any formal conversion ceremony/Yagna that is mentioned in the VEDAS that I must attend?
Swami Ramswarup: I don’t believe in conversion please. One should study Vedas and do ashtang yoga practice whether he is of any religion.

S. K.: We are facing problems in my married life. My husband is not getting a job. I love him too much to see him upset.
Swami Ramswarup: Yeh bahut achhchi baat hai ki apka apne pati se pyar hai aur dukh sukh main aap unke sath hain. Hamare pichchle janamon ke kiye karmon ka phal hi hum yahaan bhogne aate hein. Achchey burey karmon ke anusar sukh-dukh bhogate hain. Lekin manushya jeevan mein yadi hum sachchi Ishwar ki bhakti karte hain to hamara dukh Ishwar kirpa se khatam ho jaate hain aur hamain sukh hi sukh milta hai. Aap aur aapke pati ko rozana Ishwar ke naam ka jaap karna chahiye aur prarthna karni chahiye ki hey Ishwar! Kripa hamare dukhon ko door kariye. Doosra yeh sadaa yaad rakhein ki Ishwar kewal unki hi madad karta hai jo khud apni madad karte hain aur mehnat karte hain. Atah Ishwar bhakti ke saath-saath apke pati job bhi dhoonde kyunki Grihasthashram main dhan kamaana punya hai , zaroori hai aur farz hai. Mujhe umeed hai Ishwar apki jaroor sunega.

Anonymous: Please tell me my future. I love my wife too much but she always suspects me and considers me wrong.
Swami Ramswarup: Bhawishya hamesha shubh karmon aur mehnat se khud banaye jaata hai. Ishwar ke yeh niyam hain ki manushya shubh karma kare, mehnat kare to Weh punya phal dekar sukh deta hai aur jab insaan paap karma karta hai tab Weh paap ka phal dekar dukh deta hai isleye maunshya ko sadaa shubh karma aur mehnat karni chahiye. Ishwar usey sadaa sukh hi sukh dega. Islieye kahaa hai ki Parmeshwar nein bhawishya khud manushya ke haath main de diya hai. Doosra yeh hai ki jab aap sachey marg par hon to ek na ek din aapke patni ka shak bhi door ho jayega.

Anonymous: aab tak to life mei dukh hi dekhe hai. mere do child hai betti and betta. husband se divorce hone wala hai. please btaei ki kya mai bina second merrige kiye apne bachho ki parvarish kar sakugi
Swami Ramswarup: Yeh bahut achhchi baat hai ki apka apne pati se pyar hai aur dukh sukh main aap unke sath hain. Hamare pichchle janamon ke kiye karmon ka phal hi hum yahaan bhogne aate hein. Achchey burey karmon ke anusar sukh-dukh bhogate hain. Lekin manushya jeevan mein yadi hum sachchi Ishwar ki bhakti karte hain to hamara dukh Ishwar kirpa se khatam ho jaate hain aur hamain sukh hi sukh milta hai. Aap aur aapke pati ko rozana Ishwar ke naam ka jaap karna chahiye aur prarthna karni chahiye ki hey Ishwar! Kripa hamare dukhon ko door kariye. Doosra yeh sadaa yaad rakhein ki Ishwar kewal unki hi madad karta hai jo khud apni madad karte hain aur mehnat karte hain.

Husband se divorce hona, yeh badey dukh ki baat hai. Aap agar prem se maata pita, parivar se milkar agar rok sako to rok lo agar nahin rukega to samjho ki Ishwar ka diya hua hamare karmon ka phal hai. Yeh avashya hai ki jaisey Kunti nein bina second marriage kiye apney bachchon ki bahut achchi parvarish kee thi vasey hi yadi aapke nishchaye satya par aadharit rahega aur aap mehnat karogi to sach mein Ishwar apke aur apkey bachchon ki raksha karega aur madad bhi karega.

Ulhhaas Gaikwad: What was Vedic gyan? What was shastra? What was Krishna trying to say? Did he want to guide us?
Swami Ramswarup: Regarding Vedic Gyan, please read the article on Vedas' Philosophy. This has also been stated in Bhagwad Geeta by Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj in shloka 3/15that all knowledge in the shape of deeds etc., emanates direct from God. All our Rishi-Munis, Rajrishis and their public for the last about one arab ninety-six crores eight lakhs fifty-three thousand years have been adopting Vedic path in which daily Yajyen with ved mantras , name jaap of God under guidance of acharya who knows Vedas and practice of Ashtang yoga has been preached.

There are six shastras written by six Rishis after studying Vedas. The name of shastras are :- (1) Yog Shastra
(2) Vedanta shastra
(3) Nyaya Shastra
(4) Mimansa Shastra
(5) Sankhya Shastra
(6) Vaisheshik Shastra

Khusi: I want to ask, is there any Ved mantra for Shiva, Laksmi, Ganesha and Brahma?
Swami Ramswarup: There is no Ved mantra about Laxmi, Ganesh and the Shiva whose idol is being worshipped. In Vedas, only one, formless God Who creates , nurses and destroys the universe is worshipped. Please also read the article: God is formless.

S A: Can I go to office and do my regular routine work during Surya Grahan? I am expecting. Also can I eat anything at the time of grahan? Please suggest.
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, please. You can go to your office as routine and may take food as well because all four Vedas, knowledge of which emanates direct from God do not restrict routine life during any grahann.

Dharmendra: Swamiji, my relative has gas problem in stomach. Please tell me any medicine you know.
Swami Ramswarup: Please ask your mother to daily sit on Vajra asan for twenty minutes, both times after taking meals. She should take boiled water after cooling it. She should take plenty of water i.e., at least 15 glasses of water in a day from morning to night. Long morning walk and light exercise is beneficial. Always avoid fatty and fried food.

If you can make the medicine with following formula and instructions then its intake shall be beneficial for everyone.

Neem powder’s formula
CHIRETTA-KIRETTA = 1gm
GYOL = 4gm
AZWAIN = 6gm
MEETHI-SOUNF = 6gm
CHHOTI-PEEPAL =3gm
NEEM-leaves =25-30 leaves.

Make the powder of all above items and take one kadchi (i.e., kadchi used to prepare dal, vegetables etc.) and boil it in one and half litres of water for five minutes. Then let it be cool and afterwards sieve it. Now take half cup of this medicine and mix it with another half cup of fresh water. Take one cup of this medicine in the morning empty stomach. It must be continued for three months. You can also do kunjal kriya but it will have to be learnt by an expert. You can also do Uttanpada asan, bhujang asan, tiddi asan. Padam asan to overcome the problem. Prannayam will also help you. But all this yoga path will have to be learnt by an expert yogi in presence.

Abhinav Gupta: What are my chances of going abroad? I am facing some difficulties.
Swami Ramswarup: Please try your level best and always pray to God who will sure listen to you.

RJ: If we will prepare a havan at home, must we do first an worship for Agni?
Swami Ramswarup: Agni is non-alive matter and Vedas never tell to worship any non-alive matter. However, the meaning of agni in Ved mantras is also Formless, Almighty God.

The non-alive Agni is present in every matter, so is God. So name of God is also Agni, based on divine quality of being Omnipresent. Therefore when we perform Agnihotra/Yajyen with Ved mantras it means, we are worshipping Formless, Almighty God, who creates, nurses and destroys the universe.

RJ: I have read the column how to do havan and one thing is not clear for me. Must I mix he samgree with the ghee? Or must I offer first the ghee and after that the samagree?
Swami Ramswarup: First ghee is offered thereafter samigiri please. So, please do hawan accordingly. It is the best worship of Almighty God and will give you peace and will fulfil your pious desires.

Abhinav: Hamare Vedo mein paigambar ka jikr kyu hai?
Swami Ramswarup: No, please. Vedon mein Paigambar Sahib ka zikr nahin hai aur na hi kisi katha, kahani, admi adi ka varnan hai. Ved mein to Ishwar ne sirf sansar ka aur Ishwar ka gyan diya hai.

Mahesh: How much time does it take to become a yogi?
Swami Ramswarup: Time cannot be fixed please. It may take so many births or may take one birth’s time, depending on desire of aspirant and following the Vedic path including hard practice of ashtang yoga philosophy. Vedas state unlimited names of Almighty God based on divine unlimited qualities. So one name is Atithi (A + tithi) which means that no date can be fixed when God sees the capability of aspirant based on above quoted worship then God Himself awards the title of a yogi as per Atharvaveda mantra 4/30/3. So the title of yogi, Rishi, Muni, Brahmin is awarded by God Himself and not by man. Due to lack of knowledge of Vedas mostly people do not know the said and accept anyone as yogi, Rishi-Muni, etc. We must study eternal knowledge of Vedas to become learned and to overcome illusion.

Deepak: I am with one group who is following one guruji. They see guruji's photo and sit for meditation and repeat name like Ram or Krishna. Some movements happen in body. Do you think Samadhii is possible with this?
Swami Ramswarup: As per eternal knowledge of the Vedas which emanates direct from God and is called “self-proof”, your statement does not tally with the Vedas, please and hence is not acceptable for those who follow eternal Vedic path. Samadhi means realisation of God which has eight parts i.e., Yam, Niyam, Asan, Pranayam, Pratyahar, Dharnna, Dhyan, Samadhi. The person who has attained Samadhi means he has overcome all worldly illusion which is created by rajo, tamo and satto gunn of prakriti and such yogi realises Almighty God within their heart. All their deeds of previous lives- whether good or bad are burnt and such yogi never tells lies. In this category Sri Ram, Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj, Vyas mauniji, Guru Vasishth i.e., several Rajrishis and Rishis got the Samadhi by following eternal Vedic path only and world knows their character and knowledge very well. Samdhi gives eight siddhis i.e., anima, Garima, mahima, Laghuma, Ishisht, Vishishth, Prakamya, Prapti. So qualities of said siddhis are divine. Please state if anyone has got the said siddhis. We cannot oversight the rules and regulations of Almighty God which are mentioned in Vedas.

Deepak: Guruji charan sparsh. If I want to do havan in home should I call any pandit every month and let him do it? I mean in home I can do daily but my family members never do. So should I call any pandit every month or every fifteen days? Will it help them or help my home?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. Actually, havan is done personally but Arya Samaj purohit who knows the Ved mantras can be called fortnightly who will also explain about havan/Yajyen and whole family will sure listen to him and follow him. If you desire, I can sent one book named- “Yajyen Karma- Sarvashreshth Ishwar Pooja” for your guidance.

Tushar: Does kapalbhati prayanam help you lose weight?
Swami Ramswarup: Only Prannayam will not serve the purpose. Long morning walk, light exercises, avoidance of fatty, fried food, intake of plenty of water (boiled which has been cooked before taking) daily, to do yoga asan daily will sure give you the benefit.

Ramesh Varma: Name the person who invented or established Hindu religion?
Swami Ramswarup: India is situated on the banks of Sindhu river. Foreigners therefore called us the Indus who lives on the banks of river. After sometime, the word changed to Hindu. Please read the article entitled About Hindus.

Harshbala Singh: In Vedic prayer is it necessary to do aachaman, nari shudhi (indriya separsh) mantra? And pranayam before start the prayer? Please tell me which mantra they are? When we tie the molly or klawa that time which mantra we should recite?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, please. Aachman, Indriya sparsh, mantras and Prannayam are necessary. Thereafter, even by reciting Gayatri mantra even molly or klawa can be tied. Otherwise to perform havan/Yajyen, molly/klawa are not necessary.
July 2008

RJ: I have too many problems in life for the last 5 years. Please guide. Here spiritual leaders charge a lot of money.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. Life always does not remain constant/stable. We have to face the result of our own previous lives’ deeds- good and bad in the shape of happiness and sorrows respectively. So, to get permanent peace, one has to worship God according to the eternal knowledge of Vedas which emanates from Almighty God at the beginning of creation. In this Vedic path there must not be extraction of charges. That is why, it is said that spiritualism has been made professional as a result people are far away from peace inspite of the worship/Bhakti which is mostly seems to be against the Vedas.

Secondly, God has blessed us (souls) with human body to perform Yajyen, to do name jaap and worship etc. to continue the said path everybody needs money. Therefore money and family life are earned to do worship. So if we will not get the time of worship then sure we will be doing sins.

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 cannot 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 day today present life are called kriyamann.

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. 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. 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 only our family duties, education, etc., but rather it is a sin. 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. 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.

So, we should never worry but we must seek the path to overcome the problems. God state in Vedas that two tasks have to be done to achieve success as well as happiness.
1) Real worship- we should listen to Vedas, do daily havan even with gayatri mantra, do name jaap of God and if possible yoga practice, all under the guidance of learned acharya of Vedas. While doing havan, one should daily pray to Almighty God to obliterate his problems. If you know hindi then I can send you my book containing the procedure to perform yajyen. The said pious action will burn the effect of previous lives’ bad deeds and give good result to remove difficulties/problems. This is the eternal law of God. Otherwise, the problem will only end after the stipulated time awarded by God which may be harmful. So to finish the problems early, one should follow true path.
2) Pious deed is “continuous hard working” in all circumstances. Because you also know well that God helps those who help themselves. So keeping away from any depression, tension and laziness etc., one should always work hard otherwise problems will not be solved. So mere prayer or worship will never solve the purpose. Goal is achieved when a person does hard work and does daily worship as quoted above. Only then the God listens and removes the obstacles. Some books written by me will be sent if you so desire on receipt of your postal address.

Dr. Harish Arya: When I sit to recite the name of God at that time there is ischemia in my legs what should I do for this?
Swami Ramswarup: To remove the ischemia, first of all you should seek medical advice immediately. Long morning walk, light exercises, skipping or swimming will be beneficial for you please. In addition daily massage from a massage specialist will also be beneficial.

Dr. Harish Arya: How can we assess our need for sleep?
Swami Ramswarup: In young age, 6 hours sleep, after 40 years of age, 5 hours sleep and in old age even 4 hours of sleep daily is required for a healthy man. Secondly, the sleep is a chitta vritti which can be controlled by a Yogi for which a long method is required to be learnt.

Anonymous: I have been practicing Yam and Niyam for 3years. Now I have controlled much more myself except the celibacy. At least 15days back I started to concentrate on mudra after studying your book "yoga" what you have sent to me. So I am feeling nowadays a silence in nature. First of all I was chatter box. Is it really happens with people or not?
Swami Ramswarup: It is good you are practising Yam and Niyam i.e., Two first stages of ashtang yoga. Then you must also exercise control on celibacy. Then really a resolution will come in your life, to get more and more benefit. Now, you should also learn asan and Prannayam. Thereafter the mudra would give you 100% benefit. Yet, you are enjoying which is also a great achievement by you.

Dr. Harish Arya: How can I become Braham giyani through this yoga? It is the question from my friend.
Swami Ramswarup: Brahma Gyani means the knowledge of Ved mantras and then after practising yajyen, name jaap and ashtang yoga Philosophy, the realisation of Almighty God. So first of all, a man can be a Brahma Gyani if he listens and learns Vedas carefully.

Alok Sadana: Aadarniya Swami ji, where can I find the Surya Mantra in your site for reciting "Aditya Hridaya Stotra?"
Swami Ramswarup: In Vedas, there is no surya mantra, please. However, the following mantra is there- “SURYO JYOTIR JTYOTIHI SURYAHA SWAHA” .In the above mantra, the meaning of Surya is Almighty God who is the form of unlimited light and gives light to sun and other planets as well.

Sundar: I have the following questions. a. Are there different souls in each human being or there is only one soul in all human beings?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, please. There are different souls in not only human beings but all living beings, quality, nature, form being the same. For example there are many stars in the sky but mostly their qualities and nature is the same. Therefore souls are innumerable but their number is constant. That is why, every soul according to his own deeds gets living body.

Sundar: b. In vedas, it has been told from mind everything arises, the universe etc...Is there only one mind from which everything arises or there are so many minds? Because I can see so many people in this universe with different thoughts...that means there are lot of minds?
Swami Ramswarup: No, please. From mind everything does not arise. After the period of final destruction, when God starts creation then a power of Almighty God works in non- alive prakriti with the result the first matter of the creation is created in the shape of mind (buddhi) then from mind(buddhi) , Ahankar, panch tan matrayein , panch mahabhoot and then sun, moon i.e., every matter of the universe comes into existence.

Sundar: c.What is Atma? Is it soul? Is everything Atma? If everything is atma, is a stone atma, is a electric fan atma, is a tubelight atma? Is a tree atma? Is water atma? Is air atma?
Swami Ramswarup: Atma consists of two meanings according to situation. For example when it is said that atma takes birth, then it means soul and when it is said that atma is Almighty and creates universe, then it means Almighty God. It is usually told nowadays that everything is atma which is false and not possible being against the Vedas. In Vedas, there are three eternal matters Almighty God, prakriti and souls. Almighty God and souls are alive matters whereas prakriti is non –alive matter. From Prakriti, all the matters of universe are created. But neither from God nor soul any matter is created. Soul can never be God being unchangeable and God can also never be soul being unchangeable. Soul due to the attraction towards prakriti is indulged in illusion and forgets his original form of immortal peace, purity etc. and has to face the birth and death again and again.

But Almighty being the commander of the souls and prakriti, is never attracted towards prakriti. He always remains purified. So, God cannot forget his original form and is never indulged in any kind of illusion. Therefore, everything like tree, tube light, stone, electric fan are made of prakriti and hence can never be God.

Sundar: d. Is "I" an illusion? Everybody says "I"... are there so many "I' or only one "I". If "I" is an illusion then what is the purpose of this life and world?
Swami Ramswarup: ‘I’ ‘he’ ‘you’, ‘they’ mean souls please which has been briefed above.

Sundar: Is there "I" in an animal or stone? If they speak will they say "I"?
Swami Ramswarup: I is soul and soul gets body of animals etc., according to his previous lives’ deeds. Soul gets salvation if he follows the Vedic path.

Raj Bhalla: I am going to ask you a very odd question. There are so many poor people in India who cannot afford to have milk daily leave alone Desi Ghee. Rigveda says that the purpose of Ghee in Yajna is to augment the fire. My question to you is this, can these poor peole use Dalda Ghee or Sanrson Ka Oil in place of Desi Ghee in Yajna? Hope you do not mind answering this.
Swami Ramswarup: Purpose of ghee is not only to augment the fire but its atom connected to air and ray of light of sun goes in space, they create timely rain as well. Other benefits are also there. It is stated in Vedas that when a person will perform agnihotra daily, then automatically his earning will increase and he will no more remain poor. However, Agnihotra can be performed with Dalda and sarson oil as well but not give 100% good result as is received by pure ghee especially cow’s milk ghee.

Mahesh: I got your reply. I am thankful you replied. You replied that a Yogi can fly as well. What I have to do to be a yogi?
Swami Ramswarup: A Yogi can fly when he attains Samadhi and has full control over Udyan bandh. Yes, it is good that you are ready to learn and do real worship of God according to Vedas. Perhaps, you are away from me, I do not know your locality. You must make contact locally with a learned acharya of Vedas. You must listen to Vedas and know the process of performing havan daily. You must also know how to do the name jaap of God daily. Thereafter, you will have to make contact with Yogi to learn ashtang Yoga Philosophy. Then only you will be able to fulfill your desire, in this life or may be in next, please.

D: How does one get rid of bad thoughts in mind? I am trying to follow the right path of havan, meditation, etc.
Swami Ramswarup: Wrong thoughts come due to effect of previous lives’ bad deeds. But you should not worry for the same because you do daily havan, name- jaap and services to your acharya. So the effect of bad thoughts will be removed soon. My blessings are always with you and your family.

Raj Bhalla: Swami Ji, Parnam Among the 33 Devs, you mention Nakshtre, Prajpati and Indra. Can you please tell me what are they?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. 33 devtas are:- 8 vasus- agni, prithvi, vaayu, jal, antriksh, aditya (surya), chandrma, nakshtra (stars which emit light), 11 Rudra- Prann, Apaan, Vyan, Samaan, Udan, Naag, korma, krikal, Devdutt, Dananjaye and jeevatma (soul). 12 Aditya - i.e, Twelve months. 32nd is Indra i.e., electric discharge in clouds (lightening/vidyut). 33rd is Prajapati which means Yajyen.

Sachin Garale: Pranam and Thanks, After going through your answers. I have few more doubts
1) Understand that as per Vedas, to know eternal law, we have to performs Yajna, does jaap (according to Vedas) and practises Ashtang Yoga Philosophy while remaining in family. Is it really feasible in practical?. I would like to know more abt jaap (according to vedas)? Which naam we should chant while doing jaap and why?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. (1) Yes, please. The worship quoted in your question is feasible in family life as well as practically. All ancient rishis, Sri Ram, Sri Krishna also continued practice in family life. Gayatri mantra must be chanted daily along with its meaning and hawan with Gayatri mantra is also necessary. Jaap of God’s name i.e., ‘Om’ must be practiced daily both times. However, the said knowledge must be gained from a learned acharya in person.

Sachin Garale: 2) As per vedas, God is formless and there are no avtars. Then, who are Rama , Krishna, Shiv, Brahmha? Are they false identity or our Religious books are giving wrong handover to peoples or some peoples are misguiding us? If he is formless, then how can we pray for him? By which name, by which nam mantra?
Swami Ramswarup: Sri Ram, Sri Krishna , Shivji Maharaj also took birth and also did the above quoted worship i.e., study of Vedas from acharya , Name jaap, practice of Ashtang yoga and became equivalent to God but not God. Avtarwad is not possible please. In this connection, please read the article on Avtarwad.

Formless, Almighty God has shown the eternal path of prarthna (prayer), stuti (praise) and Upasana (worship). In Vedas, God has told that he who performs Yajyen with Ved mantras, he automatically does prayer, stuti and upasana. Yajyen is the best pious deed and worship of God say the Vedas.

Sachin Garale: 3) What is importance of word "OM"? Is it name of Amighty God?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, Om is the best name of Almighty God, say Vedas. OM has three Hindi words. Aa,Uu and Ma. Aa is meant for Aakaar from which three names of God are built, Viraat, Agni and Vishwadi. From Uu= uukaar from which Hirnyagarbh, Vaayu and tejas names occurs and Ma = makaar from which Ishwar, Aditya and Praajyan aadi, holy names of God occurs. Rig ved mantra 1/164/ 46 says the God is one but His names are several. But here only the said names are given. Viraat means he who creates the universe. Therefore His name is Viraat.

Agni means he who is knowledgeable, omniscient, to be known and adorable. Therefore His name is Agni. Vishw means in whose the space, fire etc., i.e., all bhoots are entering or he who is in all these bhootas and is omnipresent. So His name is Vishw. Hirnyagarbh means in whose these sun, moon i.e., dyulok reside and originated i.e., why His name is Hirnyagarbh. Vaayu means by which the universe is held , gives lives and destroy and is the supreme power, that is why His name is Vaayu. Tej means who is a shape of light Himself, i.e., God does not take light from anywhere else. But gives light to sun, moon, stars etc., So the unbroken, unconstrcted/unproduced and eternal shape of light is Almighty God and not sun, moon, stars, candle or any lamp of the world or any light of the world. Because all these lights are broken one day, but not God. Ishwar means who and whose knowledge is always a never dying truth and who has unlimited pleasure or merriment in Him. Aditya means who can not be broken in to pieces and thus cannot be destroyed. So His name is Aditya. Praajyan means He who knows the every manner and behave of whole of the universe without misunderstandings. So His name is Praajyan.

Gisele Beaupre: How do people live in Ved Mandir? I am not sure what is going to happen with the oil and food crisis at this point in time. There are so many doomsday predictions surround the year 2012. I am not sure where I want to be if the whole world collapses. I just had an accident and my hands and arms kept falling asleep. So lately I have had a lot of body work done with a massage therapist and a chiropractor. Why and how did you get early retirement from the service? Did you serve only in India? Why do you call enlightenment "merriment?" Family attachment is very difficult to deal with. How did you handle it? Did you run away from home?
Swami Ramswarup: In Ved Mandir, people come and are adjusted within Ved Mandir. Here, the women, girls stay separately and gents stay separately. Boarding and lodging is always free here. World will not collapse for very long years to come, then what to talk about 2012. As regards food, we must not worry for the same because he who follows the Vedic path and worships the God and does hard working, he is helped by Almighty God always. Only worry to continue your daily worship and hard working then no doubt, the result which is always in the hands of Almighty God will sure be good.

To avoid body parts being numb, please take medical advice and continue practice of ashtang yoga Philosophy immediately. Only massage will do nothing please.

I served for 26 years in Government and then got premature retirement willingly. My job was not to fight on the border in army but was restricted to office work. I did electrical engineering. Yes, I have served only in India. Merriment means divine merriment please. So in realization of God, all Yogis experience “divine pleasure/merriment” and not worldly. The earth is a stage, we all are actors doing drama on the stage and our producer and director is Almighty God. The drama is actually based on our previous lives’ deeds. Regular worship as quoted above can only burn our previous lives’ deeds including attachment etc. I never tried to run away from my home but still I am discharging my moral duties towards my family.

Raj Bhalla: Parnam. What is meant by Anta Karana? Is it the mind? It is stated in the Vedas that when the Anta Karana is purified, Almighty God lives there.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. Antakaran-mann (mind), buddhi (intellect) Chitta Vritti {(faculty which receives knowledge from five senses and passes the same intellect is called Chitta and Chitta stores the effect of various karmas to be faced by soul in future at a proper time), Ahankar( feeling of one’s own existence). So by studying Vedas, performing Yajyen , name jaap of God and Ashtang Yoga practice, the Antakaran is purified.

Rohit: My family worships a particular avtar only. I want to take diksha but I want to worship the same avtar.
Swami Ramswarup: In this connection, I can only say that Vedas do not agree with Avtarwad. Vedas state only to worship God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe, who is omnipresent, omniscient, Almighty and formless. He is eternal. However, you are free to worship at your own.

Mukesh: I have no interests in other things in lives including gossips. I want to meet God and get ATMASAKCHATKAR. What should I do?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. Your views are appreciated please. The knowledge to worship the God is actually given by an acharya, personally. However, you are first advised to read some of my spiritual books based on Vedas. It will help you a lot. You are a student, so the books will be sent to you free of cost on receipt of your postal address. Please also state if you know Hindi language since the books are both in Hindi and English. After studying the books, you can again send your queries daily if you want.

Amit Kumar: What is cosmic mind and Hiranyagarbha?
Swami Ramswarup: The hindi meaning of cosmic is ‘which relates to worldly affairs’. So cosmic mind means the mind which is indulged in worldly affairs, i.e., such minds donot have the time to gain the spiritual knowledge. “Hirannyagarbha” means “light” i.e., “form of divine light” i.e., Almighty God because God is formless and is a “form of own light”.

Shaveta: I want to become wife of Sri Krishna. I want to talk everytime about him but I have problem of job.
Swami Ramswarup: Our eternal culture is knowledge of four Vedas which emanates direct from Almighty God. Our ancient Rishis studied Vedas, did Yajna, name jaap and hard practice of ashtang yoga, with the result, they realised God and further they wrote six shastras, upnishads, Mahabharat (Bhagwad Geeta), Valmiki Ramayan, Nighantu, Shatpath Brahmin Granth, etc.

The entire said culture taught about the worship of only one formless God who is Almighty, omnipresent, creates, nurses and destroys the universe. Nobody has told about such worship (Bhakti) where a lady or man should marry Yogeshwar Krishna. Yogesjhwar Krishna was a great yogi who also studied Vedas and did Yajyen, name jaap and hard practice of Ashtang yoga along with Rishis. They were great Brahamcharis despite being in family life. Since they were never interested in experiencing the destructive/false/transitional enjoyment generated by senses, perceptiond and mind. He had full control over his senses. That is why, he was called a great Yogeshwar. Learned acharyas have never found any reference that Sri Krishna Maharaj did raasleela with any gopi or went to a place where women/girls took bath.

The said truth is also revealed by the study of mahabharat written by Vyasmuniji. However, here it is to be noted that originally mahabharta has 10,000 true shlokas but the arrogant have become successful to add another about one lakh ten thousand shlokas which are spreding falsehood and illusion between the public.

So how can anyone even think about such a unforgivable bad thought to marry with such a great yogeshwar of entire world? Had he been alive today then first of all nobody could dare to propose him. Keeping in view his divine glory and command on his senses etc.

Secondly, I think the man/woman if had dared to propose sure could have been badly punished by Yogeshwar Sri Krishna. We all must only try to understand and follow the vedic preach of Yogeshwar Sri Krishan Maharaj given in Bhagwad Geeta. Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj studied Vedas, did holy Yajyen, name jaap and ashtang yoga practice entire life. So it is our duty to follow his path now also.

It will have to be considered that in the absence of Yogeshwar Shri Krishna or Shri Ram who were the greatest dignitaries of the world and based on the practice of the Vedic knowledge daily as quoted above under the guidance of their acharyas, became equivalent to God, are not now in human body. So they can not object any action of anybody which is against the Vedas. Therefore, it is possible that arrogant may produce themselves as Yogeshwar Shri Krishna and can instigate man or woman to marry with them. The said illusion/sin can only be overcome by listening Vedas.

Nishant Divecha: What is definition of Yuvan as per our Shastras? And Is it Vruti Vachak Shabd or Aayu Vachak Shabd?
Swami Ramswarup: The meaning of “Yuavan” is ‘Young persons”. It is Aayu vachak word.

N Sriram: I am enlightened by reading the answers provided by you. I am presently reciting gayathri mantra, now after reading the questions and answers, I want to do the havan along with it. My sincere request from you is to kindly send me cassette or CD containing gayathri matra and its correct way of reciting and how to create havan and what all is required for it. I am asking this so that if am incorrectly reciting the matra I can get it rectified. By you answering questions over the net, you have greater audience now and more & more people read with sincerety. I seek your blessings.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. It is very good that you are reciting gayatri mantra. If you know hindi language as well, then I can send you a book in which the meaning of gayatri mantra and other mantras has been explained and have told the procedure to perform the Yajyen. A list of books is also available on the website. A VCD regarding procedure of havan including gayatri mantra is being sent to you, please. Some other VCDs in which I have delivered Vedic preach are also being sent. Please confirm if the Hindi book quoted above can also be sent. I also thank you for your inspiring views regarding me. Again my heartiest blessings to you for a long, happy life.

R: I have lots of problems wtih my partner and in my financial situation. Can you please give me some advise? Is there some mantra which I can chant every day?
Swami Ramswarup: Mostly, after a long time, one of the partners starts creating trouble by one or the other means which disturbs the peace of mind of entire family. This shows that how a man has become selfish. He only thinks for his benefit and does not try to cooperate with whole family, society to spread peace and happiness. I will advise you to please bear more and more and in return, you must cooperate and shower your heartiest love to your partner so that the pious binding of marriage remains intact till old age and death. The reason for the disturbance must also be known to rectify the same immediately. In every matter, worship settles the problems. So, please chant gayatri mantra daily both times sitting on sukhasan or siddhasan. You must also do daily havan even with gayatri mantra which will help you to rectify the reason.

MB: I had done kundli matching in various softwares with the person whom I want to marry but our guna matching was only 15 points and it was written that its not a good match. Is there any remedy to resolve the problems of guna matching? We both are non mangliks and living together without any trouble.
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas are our eternal culture in which there is no scope for kundli matching, etc. Marriages are done based on good qualities from both sides and mutual compromise. It is a good sign that you are living together without any trouble, you must go ahead and get married immediately, sure God will help you.

PJK: I feel that my marriage is about to break. Will it or will it be saved?
Swami Ramswarup: You must try your level best to save your marriage. Marriage is not a joke or doll’s play. It must be continued uptil old age and death for which good qualities must be maintained. I donot know what is the reason for break in your marriage and I am sure you must be knowing. So please solve the problem by removing the reason. Shower your love and good activities towards your family to save your married life. Otherwise, you will be getting a certificate of remarriage which will pinch you and your parents further.

Rakesh Mahendra Kawadia: People who follow Raj Yoga say that it is the end of Kalyug. Please explain.
Swami Ramswarup: It is due to lack of study of Vedas that anyone starts saying about destruction of universe which is always has been a divine deed of only formless, Almighty God. Almighty God has given the knowledge of all kinds of worldly matters including creation, nursing and destruction of the universe. So based on vedic knowledge, universe will still remain for another one Arab years, please. So we all study Vedas daily, so that illusion does not affect us.

Rakesh Mahendra Kawadia: How to get salvation?
Swami Ramswarup: The way to attain salvation is also mentioned by Almighty God in Vedas. So he who studies Vedas from a learned acharya, does daily Yajyen, name jaap and ashtang yoga practice, becomes entitled to get salvation. So one should immediately take shelter of learned acharya of Vedas for the same.

Geetu: Please suggest me how will be my future according to astrology.
Swami Ramswarup: Present astrology, teva system, kaal sarp dosh and several other dosh etc., are not mentioned in Vedas. So one should not waste time. God gives the result of good and bad deeds. So one should always do pious deeds only. Always trust God. So try to chant gayatri mantra daily and better if you also perform havan with Gayatri mantra daily. After havan, please pray to God for a suitable match and I am sure God will listen to you.

Ajay: Can you tell me the proceeding of Hindu Death Ritual, what to do and what not to in Europe?
Swami Ramswarup: Cremation is mentioned 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. Soul goes out from the body then only body is declared dead. Soul is eternal and immortal and takes next birth according to deeds.

Rakesh: Please tell me any sloka of Geeta which tells us that one must be a good human being first?
Swami Ramswarup: It is not possible to be a good human-being first and then to study Ved-shastras or Geeta etc. Actually, study of Ved-shastras, Geeta and other holy books and worship of God makes a man good. Arjun was not good enough to discharge his duty of a kshatriya but after listening the Vedic preach from Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj he became good.

Madan Godara: What do you mean by Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam?
Swami Ramswarup: Vasudha means the entire earth. Ev means also. Kutumbkam means family. So, everybody must know that the living beings who inhabit the earth are one family and each one is its member. So all must live in harmony with each other like brothers and sisters to promote love internationally.

Dr. Seema V. ChaliahL I have read with keen interest all above questions and your answers to them. I have a young daughter who recites shloka very well how do I introduce Veda to her? I would very much like to. Also I would like me and my husband to learn the Veda for betterment of our life. Please guide us.
Swami Ramswarup: Before entering the eternal subject of Vedas, I would advise you to read some Vedic culture which will help you to understand the Vedas. First of all, you must also perform daily havan with sandhya mantras or even with gayatri mantra. The book on Yajyen/havan and other Vedic books can be sent on receipt of your postal address if you desire. On receipt of your reply, further guidance will be given.

Dear daughter, in the matter of formless, Almighty God, it is impossible to contact Him directly. Sam Veda mantra 2 states- DEVEBHIHI MANUSHEY JANEY i.e., He (God) blesses the human-beings through learned acharya. So always aspirant needs the help of an acharya who is the philosopher of four Vedas and Ashtang Yoga. Secondly, Yajurveda mantra 40/4 states “NAINADDEV APNUVAN” i.e., five senses, five perceptions and mind cannot attain God, God being beyond calculation, beyond imagination and beyond description. So, God is above teeth, head, mind etc. It is the mind which gives answers. So, please continue your worship and if it happens that you come here, then I will also try to teach you about the worship of God according to Vedas.

My daughter, in this connection male or female gender makes no difference. Because soul has to attain the pleasure of realization and not the body. So my perception though has changed as regards gender but not in the matter of spiritual teaching and love.

Yes, I have been. still I am a father and live with family in Ved Mandir. I have rendered also 26 years service in military engineering services from where I got premature retirement and now I am pensioner as well.

There is no question of daily basis. Some of my disciples live with me who are Govt. servants having family life and have learnt Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy.

Anonymous: I understand that the Vedas are divinely inspired and ordained. I understand how this can happen based on my own small experiences. I however do not have the big scope so I cannot understand all the deities etc. and how that is important today or for me. I would just prefer to deal directly with God. How is this path for a woman? Have you been a husband, father, community member as well as a working engineer etc. in your earlier days? How many students do you work with on a daily basis? Your explanation of Vedas makes a lot more sense than others I have read.
Swami Ramswarup: My daughter, Vedas are not difficult but due to the lack of correct eternal procedure, really Vedas look to be difficult. In Vedas, God preaches that Vedas are not a book and have not been written by any Rishi, saint, man or woman. It is a formless knowledge which emanates direct from God and by the power of Almighty God, it is originated in the heart of four Rishis. That is, the knowledge of four Vedas originated in Rishis’ heart without oral preach and also without writing procedure. Thereafter, four Rishis for the first time in the non-sexual creation, chanted the Ved mantras by mouth and the other ignorant people listened. The ignorant people by listening Vedas became learned of Vedas i.e., the ignorant people also did not gain the Vedas’ knowledge from books etc., or from writing procedure.

So traditionally, the Vedas knowledge has been taught by the Rishis by mouth and disciples learnt it by heart. I mean to say that Vedas’ knowledge if is attained traditionally i.e., by listening from a learned acharya, then it is not difficult. Therefore, we must try to follow the eternal tradition. The said knowledge may become however difficult in case we now try to read or study the Vedas ourselves. It shall not be out of place to mention that people find it difficult to spare the time to go and listen the Vedas and hence the problem.

But the said problem gives unlimited sorrows and gives next birth other than that of human-being. So, it is not a good business of life that we do not spare the time to gain Vedic knowledge and remain indulged in illusion o face unlimited and unbearable sorrows for millions of years, including the present life whereas Vedas state that we have been blessed with human life by God to go to learned acharya to listen and obey the preach of Vedas.

The true preach and worship is not that which is according to our mind and requirement. Actually the true preach speaks to control the mind and senses. If the sense of Griffith for Rigveda mantra 7/96/1 is to sing Ved mantras which are mightiest and most divine (i.e., not worldly) of stream, Saraswati (i.e., Vedvanni) then it’s OK and if his sense is otherwise then he is wrong. In this connection, Rigveda mantra 1/7/1 states that the learned acharya must always sing song of Ved mantras to praise and please God. Since in Vedas there is no scope/place of mentioning any proper noun therefore present names of Ganga, Jamuna, Rivers can’t be considered that it relates to Vedas. Vedas are knowledge therefore Vedas give always the knowledge of matters of entire universe but do not contain any history or name of any person, place or thing.

Answer is naturally as above because Saraswati i.e., Vedvanni only gives divine energy, gifts, insights eternal life and not any river. River only gives water to produce plants etc., and to quench the thirst.

Dr. Harish Arya: Can people marry with our relatives?
Swami Ramswarup: No, please. It will be a great sin because marriage between relatives is a great sin, as per Hindu philosophy.

Dr. Harish Arya: Should a brahamcharya eat brinjal?
Swami Ramswarup: Brahamchari should always avoid tamsi and fatty food. He must also not take fried food. However, brinjal is a vegetarian food but must be avoided.

Gisele Beaupre: I appreciate your recent comments on the difference between Purush and Ishwaar. I recently ordered Swami Nikilananda's versions of the Upanishads which I found very interesting. What do you call your particular lineage of philosophy? I have been reading the Rigveda again online. I like in your books how you include some of the Sanskrit and references. I actually had understood earlier that the soma can be interpreted as the droplets of knowledge which produce euphoria but some of the words etc. in the verses are referring to actual plants etc. which is a bit of a diversion, unless this tradition is actually based on using drugs to produce visions and knowledge, etc. In Patanjali Pad 4 v1 it states: janma aushadi mantra tapaha samaadhijaaha siddhayaha. One may gain insightful knowledge from birth, herbs, drugs, intense spiritual practice, or profound meditation but that knowledge based on mediation is superior and more long-lasting. . Swami Ramswarup: I would like to mention here that root of Indian Philosophy is four Vedas. So, the matter, thoughts, knowledge etc., which tally with the Vedas is always considered true otherwise not. The said rule is eternal please and has been mentioned in shastras. For example the writer of Yog shastra is Patanjal Rishi who says in his Yog Shastra Sutra 1/7-
“PRATYAKSHAANUMAANAAGAMAHA PRAMANNANI”

i.e., to know the truth Pratyaksh i.e., to know the fact first of all one should have seen it through eyes i.e., knowledge gained by five senses is true.

Second proof is Anumaan i.e. to guess. For example – a person based on guess says that the sun will rise sure tomorrow. It means his guess is true.

Third proof is Aagam Pramann which contains Rishi Pramann (proof) and Vedas’ proof. For example if a person states that God reincarnates i.e., takes avtar then if present Rishi who is philosopher of Vedas and Yoga says yes then it is O.K. otherwise not.

At last, the fourth pramann i.e., proof is four Vedas. the Vedas are the self-proof and can’t be challenged. The statement of Rishi which is against the Vedas that too shall not be accepted as true. However, Rishi never tells lie. So if Vedas tell that God reincarnates then it is true otherwise not.

I would also like to mention here that entire Indian culture like 6 shastras, 11 upnishads, Mahabharat (including Bhagwad Geeta) , Valmiki Ramayan, and other ancient true holy books written by ancient Rishis were written only after the deep study of Vedas and hard practice of Ashtang Yoga Philosophy. So after gaining the true knowledge of eternal Vedas which emanates direct from God, the Rishis became/become capable of writing such true holy books. Those Rishis have prayed Vedas in the above books.

Thinking that in the absence of the knowledge of Vedas, nothing could be gained /written yet they have written a little knowledge in their books and the entire remaining knowledge still lies in Vedas. Would it not be unjust to read the above holy books without gaining the knowledge of the Vedas and how a person will be able to understand or write their correct comments on the above holy books if he is not aware of the knowledge of Vedas? Such person will give his own views which, I am afraid, may not tally with Vedas and the illusion can spread and harm the public.

You know, how a man even if he is highly educated (M.Sc. , Ph.D.) can do surgery over the patient if he is not a qualified surgeon? And this is the problem for those who have never studied Vedas but have been writing spiritual books or commenting over the ancient holy Sanskrit books, stated above etc. So, please be careful while studying the comments on ancient holy books written by ancient Rishis who were philosopher of Vedas.

My lineage of philosophy is eternal i.e., based on eternal knowledge of Vedas, please. Yog Shastra Sutra 1/26 says “SE ESHAHA POORVESHAM API GURU” i.e., at the time of beginning of the earth, the first Guru , spiritual master of four ancient Rishis named-Agni, Vayu, Aditya, Angira was Almighty God . Thereafter, the Rishi-munis have been our Gurus. In this tradition, Vyas Muni, Atri Rishi, Guru Vasishth, Sandeepan Rishi i.e., millions of Rishis had/have been getting the knowledge of Vedas . They did not raise any new path against the Vedas. They only followed Vedas-so, is my path.

Please also state if you know Hindi well. In Vedas, there is a philosophy that one word has several meanings according to the subject matter of the mantra. I mention here an example of Sanskrit word “sendhav”. Sendhav means salt as well as horse. So sendhav has two meanings. Now it depends on the circumstances/situation where the correct meaning would be used/inserted . For example, if an owner of the house is taking meals and asks the servant to bring sendhav then the wise servant will bring salt because his master is taking meals. If he would bring horse then he will be declared foolish/ignorant. On the contrary , if his master is ready, wearing the formal dress for riding and is out of the house in the evening or morning and then asks his servant to bring “sendhav” then the wise servant would bring horse for his master. So is the case of divine words of Vedas. I am happy that you are studying Rigveda. Please, go ahead. Though Vedas are first listen from an acharya (guru).

Yes, that is why , the meaning of Soma is to experience divine pleasure of realization of God by a yogi and other meaning is green plants.

The word ‘Som’ has been defined in Vedas as “divine pleasure” experienced by a yogi when he realizes God in the Dharam-megh” Samadhi. Dharam megh Samadhi is attained after deep study of Vedas and hard practice of Ashtang yoga philosophy doing holy yajyen, regular contact with learned acharya of Vedas. It is sad that due to lack of study of Vedas, the meaning of pious word “Som” has been defined as intoxicating drink as one’s own discretion.

Also the meaning of Som is green vegetation. Som is also the name of Almighty God and we offer aahuti in Yajyen reciting “Om Somaye Swaha” for God. The literal meaning of Som at this juncture is “Form of divine pleasure”.

Ultimately, the knowledge gained by studying Vedas and doing hard practice of Ashtang Yoga Philosophy/Yajyen, name jaap of God will serve the purpose. Aaushadhi i.e., green vegetation etc., as mentioned by you will only take care of health, please and will assist to realise the God i.e., to experience the Soma. Because if a person falls sick but science has not got siddhi (perfection)to cure the sickness then the person will die. So to get the perfection in the medicine etc., in the siddhi of curing diseases and to improve the health is necessary. I bless you for a long, happy life.

Anonymous: How can I study the Vedas when there are so few books and certainly no acharyas in this area? So I guess I am doomed unless I give up everything and come to India to study with you, if you would accept me! Also I don't have much of a background in Bharata (Indian) culture per se. I am a relative beginner - in this life! Perhaps it is time for you to produce your own books on the Vedas, verse by verse? I understand that this tradition has survived and continues to survive based on oral transmission, which is not possible at this rate...unless you post verse by verse on the web and sing it as well. It seems to me that what I have experienced through studying the actual Sanskrit is much more profound than any explanation as it comes from the pure consciousness direct. So I do find the Vedas rather confusing. Did you study all the verses or did your teacher give you specific verses to learn. It seems overwhelmingly large. I agree that a true teacher is absolutely necessary to get anywhere with understanding the Vedas. What do you suggest I do?
Swami Ramswarup: Bhagwad Geeta book is being sent to you, please. It is good that you wish to study Vedas here. Here, three families with their children have been residing permanently. You are always welcome here. And I am sure, you will pick up the knowledge of Vedas soon. I have placed number of explanations of Ved mantras on this website and now I have decided to print them all in the shape of a book for the benefit of the readers. By the grace of the Almighty God, I have studied all four Vedas, please. My blessings to you.

Arvind: A child takes birth and dies at the age of 3 years. What Karmas he/she should have carried from the last life?
Swami Ramswarup: Death and birth are controlled by Almighty God. He awards life according to the previous lives’ deeds of an individual. So early death or abortion etc., are the result of facing previous lives’ deeds.

The result of the karmas is controlled and awarded by God Himself, please. You know, we are kept free by God to do sins or pious deeds. But the result is awarded by Him in the shape of sorrows and happiness respectively, according to the deeds. So, it is not easy to say as to which particular karmas is responsible for a person not having kids.

God has given vast knowledge also in Vedas to inspire the people to do only pious deeds, to become happy always. However in the Vedas, God has also advised to take medicines and to worship Him (God) according to Vedas and God thus fulfils the desires also. You are always advised to seek medical opinion and to take the shelter of a learned acharya who knows Vedas and yoga philosophy. His advice would be sure beneficial for you because I am away and I cannot teach you from here.

Arvind: What is the probability of a person taken the human body again?
Swami Ramswarup: If a person does pious deeds in the present life and that too according to the Vedas, he gets rebirth as human if he does not get salvation. On the other hand, if a person does not worship God according to Vedas, he faces the result of previous lives’ deeds in present life and the deeds – good or bad, done in the present life will have to be borne in the next birth.

Arvind: When does an individual takes the degraded body?
Swami Ramswarup: As above, i.e., the person who does not follow the eternal, spiritual path, he will have to be degraded from the level of human being and will get rebirth in living being’s body other than that of human body.

Arvind: Like by looking at the Horoscope few of the Astrologers predict the future of an individual. Is there any such ways available or Yogis who can by looking at the individual can tell his past lives and future lives? Or what kind of Karmas he possesses?
Swami Ramswarup: Past life has been spent that is why, a person has taken present life. The pious deeds of present life will sure make the future and rebirth bright otherwise will have to face the sorrows, please by getting birth in body of living-beings other than humans.

Arvind: What is the criteria for getting Moksha? What are the measurements available to check one's progress towards attaining Moksha?
Swami Ramswarup: The subject moksha i.e., final liberation is vast one. However, in short when an aspirant by studying Vedas doing Yajyen, name jaap of God and hard practice of Ashtang Yoga Philosophy , frequent contact with learned acharya controls his five senses, five perceptions and mind and burns all the illusion, then he gets salvation (moksha).

Pramila Singh: Who is Kal Bhiro? Is he an incarnation of Lord Shiva?
Swami Ramswarup: No, please. Kaal Bhairo matter has not been mentioned in Vedas. So the learned acharya do not accept it being imaginary. Thus question of incarnation of Shiva does not arise.

I. M. Sharma: What is the responsibilities of a widow after death of her husband? Is she free for re-marriage with husband's family members or other family? If answer is available in any Vedas, kindly send the Vedas name.
Swami Ramswarup: According to the age/children/situation, widow can perform remarriage i.e., if the widow is young and has no power to maintain her brahmachrya then she can go for second marriage. This matter is mentioned in Yajurveda as well as in Rigveda, please.

D: If I buy share in morning and with some profit or loss I sale same day is it gambling and should I do this or no?
Swami Ramswarup: To deal with shares is not gambling please but is a business.

Sanjay Mudgal: Om, Mahatman please tell me importance of reciting mantra "Hon joon sah". Its meaning and importance. I have come across Mahamrityunjaya mantra.
Swami Ramswarup: The mantra quoted by you is not in Vedas but it is a Tantrik mantra for which you may contact with a tantrik. However, tantrik path is not mentioned in Vedas. So learned acharyas do not accept it.

Mahamrityunjaya name has been originated by we people, otherwise it is Yajurveda mantra 3/60. So we must say that we are reciting Yajurveda mantra but it has been a tendency to say it as mahamrityunjaya mantra. It can never be started with any other shloka or mantra etc., because Ved mantras emanate direct from God at the beginning of the earth. So Ved mantras have not been written by a Rishi-Muni, man, woman etc., as Almighty, Omnipresent, Formless God is unchangeable. So are the mantras. The Knowledge of Ved mantras is eternal, immortal and unchangeable.

In the said mantra, we pray to God that Oh God! I perform your Yajyen, may my life be long i.e., 100 years or upto 400 years as the Vedas say. However, no one can cross the age of 400 years please. So, everybody must recite and do Yajyen from the said mantras himself because in the mantra we are praying to God that Oh God! I am myself doing your worship by Yajyen and no one else on my behalf.

Sunny Kataria: I want to know about dhayan mudra. How we start for that and what are the benefits of this mudra?
Swami Ramswarup: There is no dhyan mudra please. But dhyan (meditation) is the 7th stage of Ashtang yoga philosophy mentioned in Vedas. Eight parts of Ashtang Yoga are –Yam, Niyam, Asan, Pranayaam, Pratyahar, Dharnna, Dhyana and Samadhi.

Pushun: Aren't there 9 shastras? 6 of them are based on the Vedas, and 3 of those 6 don't believe in the existence of God?
Swami Ramswarup: There are six authentic shastras and all believe in God. However, some so called gurus, may express their own views quoted by you which are not accepted by learned acharya of Vedas.

Harish Choudhary: I have complete faith on you and your teachings. I want to know EGG is vegetarian or non-vegetarian.
Swami Ramswarup: My dear son, Harish, my blessings to you for a long, happy life. Egg is non-vegetarian food.

Harish Choudhary: We talk about non-violence as mentioned in VEDAS and YOG VIDYA. Whether we should spray the insecticides to kill the insects, when crops are grown. Is it a sin to kill the mosquitoes too?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, we must spray insecticides because Vedas state to protect human body from insects etc., to avoid sickness, harm. No, to kill mosquitoes is not a sin but protection of human life. Suppose enemy attacks a country, the army of a country will automatically come forward to kill the enemies.

Amit Dua: I am studying your book 'Patanjal Yog Darshanam Part I'. A little thing is confusing me. You told that a person desiring Moksha should do nishkam karma without desire of result. The thing which is confusing me is that if I do a job for earn money for me, family and some pious works, should I not expect salary for that? I mean that does the rule of nishkam karma applies in this situation also? Kindly enlighten me.
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, even worship is done without expecting result because result is always in the hands of God. However, by studying Vedas and other holy books, a person knows that if a person does deeds , he gets good result in the shape of long, happy life, pleasure etc., if he does sins , he will have to face sorrows. So why must not we only do pious deeds without expecting result because result is awarded by God.

You see, the main motto of the human life is to get salvation and a person does worship, pious deed etc., to get the same but time and again if we will think that we have been doing worship for a long time and God has not given us salvation then our worship will be broken and will be of no use. One will have to think that motto is salvation but when will salvation be attained, is not known. So better, we must not pay our attention towards salvation but worship. To get salary is our right and salary is expected within a stipulated time. So we would get salary either we may wish for it or not. But our duties towards the services must be sincere.

Dr. Janak Mehta: Rituals of merely ceremonial performance of Yagna doesn't appeal me. It may be an analogy that if you want to do a Yagna (project) you have to have a sankalp (Goal).And then some ahuti (sacrifices to be made). But just carrying our a physical form of Yagna would have any impact?
Swami Ramswarup: Sankalp and Goal have already been mentioned in Vedas, please. For example Yajurveda mantra 1/1 states to have sankalp to perform holy Yajyen with Ved mantras in the presence of acharya who knows four Vedas. In the same mantra , the goal (pious result) has also been mentioned that performance of Yajyen gives permanent peace, health wealth and long life, etc.

In four Vedas, God states that he who performs the Yajyen , he attains arth (finance), dharma (religion), kaam (pious desires’ fulfillment) and Moksha (final liberation) which is the goal. Arth means he gets money, assets, Dharma means he knows his moral obligations/duties and he performs the same. Kaam means that by Yajna his pious desires get fulfilled automatically and Moksha means salvation. All four Vedas, state about sankalp as well as goal which are innumerable. Hence it makes no difference whether the aspirant has or does not have goal and sankalp.

But it creates lot of ill affect in life if the individual merely performs the Yajyen but does not know the meaning of the same by listening Vedas from the acharya. First Vedas are listened and then the teaching of Vedas like Yajyen, Yoga Practice, name jaap etc., are followed.

So the aspirant who is new and states performing Yajyen, he is really welcomed by God but side by side, he must either listen Vedas or study holy books concerning Vedas. Benefits of Yajyen are of two types- 1st – worldly/materialistic i.e., purify the atmosphere, causes timely rains, drives away diseases, etc.

Secondly, he who performs the Yajyen, gets arth, dharma, kaam, moksha as mentioned above. In this connection, please read articles on some of the benefits of Yajyen.

Hitu: Send me your views about Lord Shiva, his fame, his origin and his power. Is the Ved vani is the vani of Lord Shiva?
Swami Ramswarup: Vedvanni is not the vanni pf Shivji Maharaj, please. The Vedvanni emanates directly from formless, omnipresent God at the time of non-sexual creation which takes place after final destruction. Shivji Maharaj was a Yogi who became equivalent to God by learning Vedas and doing Ashtang Yoga Practice. In Valmiki Ramayan, Valmikiji states that once Vishwamitraji along with Sri Ram and Lakshmann were passing a jungle and reached at a lonely and beautiful place where an ashram was situated. Sri Ram and Laxmann asked Vishwamitraji as to who lives there, Vishwamitraji replied to them that it was the pious ashram where Shivji Maharaj, lived. Please read the article on Vedas' Philosophy.

Bidisha Chakraborty: Please answer me this question what is the route (map) of Huin Tsang when he came to India?
Swami Ramswarup: Sorry, I do not know, please but it is definite that he came here and praised our Vedic culture, a lot.

Prem. K. Sachdeva: In SANDHYA, we read the mantra once and do aachman thrice. Is it correct?After Prayayam Mantra, how to do correct prayayam?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. Yes, please whatever you’ve told is correct. Prannayam is a deep knowledge and can’t be told merely on E-mail. As per rule also, Prannayam and Yoga Philosophy must be learnt from a learned acharya in person. However, I have written a book named Patanjal Yog Darshan-part I and II in Hindi. You will get detailed knowledge on prannayam and Yoga philosophy by studying the said books, please. The total price of two books is 331.00 and can be sent on receipt of your postal address, if you desire. After getting the knowledge of Yoga philosophy, still you will have to go personally to an experienced Yogi to learn Prannayam.

Prem. K. Sachdeva: In havan, some people do swistkrit mantra first while others do it in the last, which one is correct?
Ans. Chanting Swastivachan first is far better, please.

Payal: Shiksha ke mehetave mein sanskrit mein shlok
Swami Ramswarup: Yajurveda mantra 40/14 –is appended below.
“VIDYAM CHA AVIDYAM YASTADVEDOBHYAM SAHA,
AVIDYAYA MRITYUM TEERTVA VIDYAYA AMRITAM ASHNUTEY.”

Sreekumar: What is drishti dosha? Is there any simple mantra to cure this dosha?
Swami Ramswarup: There is no drishti dosh, please. We only face the good or bad result of our previous lives’ deeds in the shape of happiness and sorrows, respectively.

Sanjay Mudgal: Which mantra should a man keep on reciting during his idle hours, apart from performing Yajyen?
Swami Ramswarup: Gayatri mantra or Om must be chanted please. The proper way of chanting must be known personally from an acharya.

Chetna: I want know that what I am doing is right or wrong in life? How I can I know?
Swami Ramswarup: It is stated in Vedas as well as Shastras that when a person become unable to reach at a conclusion, then he must brief his problems before his learned acharya who knows Vedas and has done Ashtang yoga Practice, a lot . He will guide him properly.

Dr. Harish Arya: What are the benefits of agya chakra and should we do this during jaap or prarthna (pray)?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, one must concentrate on Agya Chakra and get the benefit to observe the divine happenings/pleasure, there.

Dr. Harish Arya: I want to learn from you the niyam and yam?
Swami Ramswarup: For the same, you should come to me please, for at least 10 days. Please confirm whether it is possible or not.

Sam: As per holy Vedas, there is only one God, which is great and true. Here, I got confused. If I want to pray then whom should I follow? Which God? In our Hindu religion, I understand that there are different Gods according to the human work profiles. Like for farmer "Indradev", for fishermen "samudram", etc. for which I don't have any objections. So if I am following Lord Krishna as a God. Am I doing some wrong thing or am I following wrong path? Kindly understand my confusion and reply to this with your valuable supportive.
Swami Ramswarup: You can say that nowadays, there are two types of Gods- One –man made i.e., due to one or the other reason, we have imagined our Gods ourselves, whose description is not available in Vedas.

Second- God is He from whom the knowledge of four Vedas emanates and is originated in the heart of four Rishis, at the beginning of the earth in non-sexual creation. God Himself has described His divine qualities, nature and deeds in Vedas only. Vedas state that Almighty God creates nurses and destroys the universe and we must worship the said God.

Sanjay Sharma: You told me that Valmiki Ramayan was written about 1 crore, 81 lakh, 49 thousand years ago. Current science theory says that man originated just around 1,00,000 years back. Please clarify.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. It requires deep study of Valmiki Ramayan, Mahabharat and Vedas. Then only, it can be known that the present science has originated from Vedas.

G. K.: I am a Sikh. I am not happy in my life. Please tell me some kind of mantra through which I can regain self-confidence in myself. I am totally disappointed in my life. Also tell some prayers by which i can become mentally strong and overcome all the problems of my life.
Swami Ramswarup: I will advice you to listen Sri Guru bani with its meaning and learn Yoga philosophy. The problem is created by our own previous lives’ deeds. That is why, a person does not remain happy. So, to kill the bad deeds which create the problem, one should do real worship of God and simultaneously discharge one’s moral duties as well faithfully.

Vikash: I am a student. From early of my childhood, I was interested in satsangs. I wish to be a prawakta of Sri ram katha. I also want to study Ved-shastras. Please help.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. Vedas are eternal knowledge which emanate direct from God at the time of creation. So study of Vedas makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. Tulsi also has told in the first page of his Ramayan in Sanskrit shloka that he studied Vedas. So your desire to study Vedas is the best one.

Vedas only tell the real path of worship of God and qualities, power of God. I will advise you to study some of my books related to Vedas which will enable you to understand Vedas. Books can be sent on receipt of your postal address. If you are not able to pay the price of books then books can be sent to you free of cost and if the financial condition of your parents permits then you may pay 50% of the cost of the books. Some of the books are in Hindi and others in English. You may send your query while studying the books also. I shall also feel pleasure if you study the books with sincerity to gain knowledge and to become wise in Vedic knowledge.

Ajit: In TV there is a story that Som Yajyen for rain is taking place at 10 places in M P and 5 places in Maharashtra in the presence of scientists. The outcome of that Yajyen are very encouraging and resulted in rains in those area timely. Please elaborate on the same.
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, Vedas tell that performance of regular Yajyen causes rain. The subject is vast. In Yajurveda, Rigveda, Samveda and Atharvaveda, that is in all four Vedas, such description of causing rain exists. So, we all the Indians must prepare ourselves to make contact with learned acharya of Vedas to listen Vedic knowledge to make its use thereof in daily routine life as was being done in the ancient times. Our country was given glorious titles that is, “Golden Bird” and “Vishwaguru” based on the only knowledge of Vedas.

R K: Rishi says: If seniors of family disobeys Vedas and yogi, then his next generation have to suffer in tonnes. What if the next generation is devoted to Vedas and Rishi! Guruji, what is the ultimate solution to their problems? Do they have to take it life long? How can they come out of this barrier? Knowingly, that the seniors wont obey anyhow!
Swami Ramswarup: Dear daughter, my blessings to you. It must be learnt that spiritual path is a personal matter also. If a member of family is against the Vedas and Rishis and other follow him then only problem arise. But if one, two or three or any member do not agree with the views of head of the family like prahlad then he will not be indulged in problems. He will get the blessings of God as well as Rishis.

June 2008

Surya P Ianala: Namaskar, Swami Jee! Same thought continues- Prophets, God does not need prophets to preach, so it is very clear now as per Vedas, there is nothing like a follower of GOD in human flesh. You said, If GOD had a desire to preach to people, since he has unlimited power, he can preach his teachings directly to one and everyone, but he does this to only four unsexual rishis, every time the universe is created and destroyed. I agree, but let us discuss the point," If GOD had desire he would have taught everyone at the same time", OK this is possible only when everyone or every soul is 100% pure like four unsexual rishis, but the reality is every soul is loaded with bad Karma and the soul is not pure enough to receive the instructions of the GOD directly, so GOD having or not having any desire to preach or to have any human as his prophet does not make any sense, because as per Veda, if I have understood it well, these are instructions which are available as eternal knowledge, it is up to the Human to prepare himself by Sadhana so that he can acquire that eternal knowledge from some guru or directly also, as you have said, "Ved apne aap mann mein prakat hote hain", and for this a Guru of high stature is required, I agree. Now, let us discuss Prophet. What does a prophet do, preach, direct a misguided community or people towards a proper direction, like Mohammad, or Jesus, or Sai Baba, Guru Nanak, Buddha, Jain, Gandhi, Sivananda guru or many more have done, and these are at a very high level. And at a very mundane level, in a day to day life, every human being plays this role of a prophet, to a son, daughter, grandchild, sister, brother, wife, father, mother, friend, colleague, and also to a stranger, and everyone of these people are in a way a prophet for the other person who receives the direction, and that direction could be for life, money making, spiritual sadhana, love, etc. and if that person elevates himself to higher level, such a person is called by the people who follow him or her, as Prophet, the best example, for all those people who ask you questions to find an valid answer so that they can bring that change in their life, you are a Prophet for all of them, so here, Is GOD telling you to do this service?, which is free of cost and is full with knowledge and love, who is behind you to bring you to such a position so that people around you kneel in front you with respect, love and devotion, is it not the GOD himself, who happens to reside in your heart, again is it not this GOD who is omnipresent taking the role of a prophet called Swami Ramswaroop Ji, to answer millions of questions of millions of people who otherwise lack the purity of the soul which, Swami Ramswaroop has achieved, and this purity makes easy for the GOD who is omnipresent to manifest himself through swami Ramswaroop ji, to preach, Eternal knowledge of Vedas, etc. GOD does have unlimited power to give the knowledge to one and everyone , but each and every person does not have the purity of soul to receive it, simple example, the radio waves of various channels are already available in the atmosphere, but only people with functional radios receive the signal, others do not, the knowledge from GOD is exactly like this, the knowledge is all out there, it is up to the human to bring himself to such a level ,where he or she can connect with that divinity and receive the knowledge, and once such a human receives that precious eternal knowledge, he finds himself much obliged to preach it to the fellow humans, and this has nothing to do if GOD wants it or not, it is the human heart which can not stop preaching, when he or she reaches that level, OK here there many different people, few do for money, few for popularity, few for self satisfaction, few for social service, few think it is their duty, so who is behind all these thoughts, who is the thought giver to this thinker, is it not the GOD who gives us everything in the form of nature, then why it cannot be GOD who wants to give?
Swami Ramswarup: The knowledge of the four Vedas is applicable to the entire universe after getting the same by the said first four Rishis of non-sexual creation and its result is seen in the shape of several spiritual minded Kings like Manu, Dashrath, Sri Ram, Sri Krishna etc., and Rishi-Munis like Vyas muniji, Atri Rishi, Vashishth Muni, Kapil Muni i.e., millions of Rishis who became the purest and got salvation only after getting the Vedic knowledge traditionally. So it does not mean that God gives knowledge only to purest soul but the system of creation which is eternal and unchangeable that God gives only Vedic knowledge to non-sexual creation once and thereafter the Rishi-munis have been giving the Vedic knowledge to the public to make them the purest persons in the shape of Rishi-munis, etc.

The said system is eternal, automatic and unchangeable and contains no question of desire please. God gives the knowledge and inspires in the Vedas to spread it in the public. As you know, God helps those who help themselves so those who try to gain knowledge from acharya, God helps them and those who do not desire, God does not help them. Deeds are ours whether Good or bad but result is awarded by God.

So God tells about the Vedic knowledge and not about the other preach please. The preach away from Vedas is not recommended by God in the Vedas. So, please try to read four Vedas. For example Gandhiji taught to remember Ram name but Vedas do not. Vedas tell about OM. However, it is upto the person as to which path he adopts. He is always free to adopt any path.

Yes, please. God tells in the Vedas-Krinnvantam Vishwam Aryam i.e., try to make the whole world Arya and the definition of Arya is “Aryaha Ishwar Putraha” i.e., Arya is the son of God. The other definition of Arya is who has controlled his five senses, five perceptions and mind, who is always kind to every body, who always speaks truth, Who is God fearing and has known the reality of God by studying Vedas and doing Ashtang Yoga Practice. Here it shall not be out of place to mention that every person is son of God. But difference is to be noted between corruption and gentleness. We should try to make every person gentle.

God is everywhere and resides in every heart but He is not experienced until a person does true worship etc. For example –If we study that mango is sweet and has several good qualities then it will not be of any use until we consume the mango and gets its experience. So is the case of Almighty God that if we study, listen etc., about the divine qualities of God being omnipresent, almighty etc. It will be of no use until we realise God following the eternal path. Vedas say that He who experiences God, always becomes away from all types of sorrows whereas we see that the person who talk about the God and even worships the God are not away from corruption , dishonesty, injustice , fraud etc and are indulged in tension, sickness, sorrows , anger, greed, pride, ego, etc.

Knowledge is given to like the illusion by which the pure soul is observed. So it is not a matter whether a person has purity or impurity. All are eligible to listen the Vedic knowledge and worship, etc.

Yes, the people who are interested to receive the radio waves and simultaneously to listen the program switch it on and not others. So here the question arises too become the aspirant or to become deserving first. That is why, in the whole world, every one is not a God fearing man.

It is our own thought behind such activities mentioned by you and not God. God inspires only in Vedas, please.

Harish Arya: How the camphor is used in celibacy? Is it not harmful to normal functions?
Swami Ramswarup: Camphor is not used in celibacy please.

Lalita: Please tell me whether I have mool dosh? How will be living my future life, health,career & marriage?
Swami Ramswarup: Mool dosh , kaal sarp dosh, manglik, pitri dosh etc., are not mentioned in Vedas please. Hence, no need to be afraid of them. Please, do your pious deeds fearlessly.

Prem K. Sachdeva: Swamiji,Sadar Pranam, How we can prepare ourself for meditation? What are steps during the entire meditation process? Being follower of Vedas I am at the same wavelength to perceive your guidance.
Swami Ramswarup: As mentioned in Vedas the aspirant as mentioned by you should make contact with learned acharya of Vedas and yoga philosophy. The acharya guides him because it is the fundamental law of nature that knowledge is only gained when it is given by someone. I appreciate your views heartily and I bless you to achieve success in the matter. You are also advised to read two of my books:
(1) Patanjal Yog Darshan (part I and II) Comments (with Hindi translation)
(2) Vedic Satsang Sangrah
It will give you enough knowledge. Books can be sent on receipt of postal address if you desire.

Vinod: I have a problem in my kundli.
Swami Ramswarup: The description of such kundli is not mentioned by God in the Vedas. So, one should not fear for the same. Everybody must do the real worship of God. You are also advised to chant Gayatri mantra daily and do hawan with Gayatri mantra. This worship of Almighty God will give you inspiration, strength and blessings.

Rashmi: How to keep Sunday fast? Kindly guide me. Say somthing about the importance of Sunday fast too.
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas do not tell about any kind of fast relating to spiritualism please. However, for the betterment of health and to give rest to digestive system one can observe fast for a day, once a month or as he likes. Fast must be broken by taking fresh juice, fruits or lime water and then one should take very light meal.

Rajeshwari Pandya: I want mantra of "Jatvedse". It is written in the book related to Nakshatra. Mine is Vishakha Nakshtra. Some one has told me that the above mentioned mantra is from Rigved. I do not know the same. Please help me.
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, the word “Jat Vedse” has been mentioned in Vedas. However, the meaning of a word differs when is used in other mantras . For example Agni when used in Rigveda Mantra 1/1/1 then mostly its meaning is omnipresent God. But in some other mantras, its meaning becomes fire.

Similarly, the meaning of “Jatvedaha” are several, like God, learned Acharya of Vedas etc. So please quote the correct Ved mantra number to enable me to give correct answer.

In Yajurveda mantra 3/2 the meaning of word “Jaatvedse” i.e., Jaatvedaha is fire wherein ghee and other samigri are offered while performing agnihotra/yajyen.

Anup:Why do people commit suicide? What happens to them/their soul after death? Can we bring them back again?
Swami Ramswarup: Suicide occurs in respect of those who indulge in illusion. Due to illusion, they are demoralised, lose patience. When the creation starts then at the beginning of every creation, God gives the knowledge of four Vedas to Rishis/human beings, to become learned by destroying the illusion. But those who due to one or the other reason, do not listen Vedas, they become unable to understand the motto of the human life and therefore the illusion effects them. As a result, they lose heart and commit suicide which is the greatest sin of human life. They even do not understand that due to their said act of sin, they will have to face more and more sorrows in the next birth. Even they are devoid of best human body which is meant to achieve salvation while doing all moral duties under the guidance of learned acharya of Vedic philosophy.

Pankaj: What to do with rakh (ashes) after doing havan?
Swami Ramswarup: Burnt material must be thrown in roots of plants or trees or in flowing river.

Harish Arya: Should a person be sanyasi or grahasthi?
Swami Ramswarup: At the age of seventy-five years sanyas is necessary as mentioned in Vedas. However, a real ascetic can take sanyas at any age. But it is a bad luck that due to lack of study of Vedas, people are not interested to take sanyas even after crossing seventy-five years of age.

Harish Arya: Why do we give fire to dead body?
Swami Ramswarup: Chapter thirty-nine of Yajurveda states to give fire to dead body so that the bacteria do not harm the living beings and thus to burn the body becomes a pious deed for those who help to burn the same. Of course, we have to obey the Vedas i.e., orders of Almighty God.

Sushma: I have arthritis in hand, leg, please help.
Swami Ramswarup: First of all, I would advise you to seek medical opinion from ortho-paedician. Secondly some teachings of Yoga Philosophy may also help but it must be learnt in person from an experienced Yoga teacher locally since I am away and I can’t teach you.

Hananim: __________
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, the queries are infinite in the life, please. We have to control the unnecessary desires to become happy. However, your query has not been received.

Anand Sharma: Brahm dosh kya hota he aur ese door karne ke upay kya he
Swami Ramswarup: There are two meanings of Brahma- first meaning is Ved mantras which is also called shabda Brahma and second meaning is Almighty God which is also called Par Brahma. In Shanti parv of Mahabharat , Bheeshma states to Yudhishthir that Oh Yudhishthir! Who listens Vedas from learned acharya and gets perfection in Shabda Brahma, then only he realises Par Brahma i.e., Almighty God.

So Brahma dosh is not to listen the Vedas from learned acharya of Vedas and not to obey the preach mentioned therein. Another Brahma dosh is to speak against the Vedas and learned acharya of Vedas.

Actually, at the beginning of creation of every universe, the knowledge of four Vedas emanates from God and originates in the heart of four Rishis. The said knowledge of Vedas is given by God for human beings to make their lives happy and to get salvation. For such purpose, God gives human body to us. But mostly human beings have failed to follow the order of Almighty God to listen Vedas and to do Yajyen and hence Brahma dosh.

Definitely, Brahma dosh is overcome by studying and following Vedic knowledge as stated above. All above knowledge is based an eternal philosophy of Vedas.

Now several pandits etc., have made their own ways and created Brahma dosh at their own. So , it depends on a person whether he obeys Almighty God or Pandits, etc.

Gisele Beaupre: Dear Swami Ramswarup, what authors did you use to study the vedas? Did you use books or did your teacher have them all memorized? Do you have a list of the best verses? You are right that some teachers sublty do not encourage their students to study the Vedas, which is somewhat curious but at the same time I can understand due to the sheer volume of verses that seems to be very excessive and a bit tiring...for example... In Swami Shyam's interpretation of Ch 2, V 42 - 46 B. Gita... " V 42-44: Arjun, you should not follow the knowledge taught by those who, full of duality are devoted to the words of the Vedas, preach that the purpose of man's life is to gain heaven. These unwise ones utter flowery speeches recommending all kinds of rituals for the attainment of pleasure and power in this world. Since their minds are carried away by the ideas of pleasure and power, they cannot attain the pure intellect which can be tuned-in to the Self. If you are to establish your intellect in your true Self, you must follow what I say. V45: ...The subject matter of the scriptures, or Vedas, creates in the mind dualistic impressions which contain the ideas of either of loss and gain, or pleasure and pain. These impressions are the result of actions performed in the light of doership, which is always mental and is always based on the ego-mechanism. The ego, or "I", is the product of the three gunas. Since the three gunas never allow any man's mind to be free from the ignorance of his own true Self, one must transcend this field of the gunas and become established in pure, eternal existence, the state of freedom in which duality can never exist. Once establsihed in Pure Consciousness, you are Pure Consciousness. The nature of that "You" will not then be doubtful or forgetful, dualities belonging to the ordinary "you" which is man's individual consciousness . You will be your real Self, forever free from all struggles and all ideas of acquiring and preserving possessions. You will be the Pure Self which alone perceives the source of thought, action and the results of action are one. That source alone is completely free from the interruptions which are the ideas and considerations recorded in the Vedas, for the Vedas are based on mental consciousness, which is a product of the three gunas. Transcending the considerations of your own mind, or of any mind, you will attain freedom from the influence of the three gunas. You will be Aatmaawaan, that perfectly independent Consiousness, the name of which is Self.

I will have to reread all those passages again from your books, and make a list of the actual verses you quote so I can look them up and consider the knowledge etc.. (Q&A's) (I know that this knowledge is important because when I came upon the part in your book about the British burning the Vedas and I spontaneously erupted in tears...and I am not normally an emotional person! I was shocked myself at this emotional reaction!) Anyway that is more than enough from me today, Thanks!
Swami Ramswarup: My author is Almighty God, please because the knowledge of Vedas emanates from Almighty God. However, Vedas have not been written by any author i.e., neither God nor Rishis, saints , man /woman etc. However, mostly I have read the best description of Ved mantras by Swami Dayanand Saraswati Ji. I think yogeshwar Sri Krishna has not said in his original shlokas of bhagwad geeta to go against the Vedas because to go against Vedas is itself the greatest sin in the universe say Vedas, please. In this connection one should study the 12th kand of Atharvaveda. I can clarify the situation if you are able to send the comments of Swami Shyam as mentioned by you. Manusmriti states “NASTIKAHA VED NINDAKAHA” i.e., who insults the Vedas is atheist even if he worships God. I have also written detailed comments on Bhagwad Geeta shloka upto six chapters. The description is totally based on ved mantras. Book contains 739 pages worth Rs/. 400 excluding postal charges and the description of whole chapter 2 of Bhagwad Geeta includes therein.

But my description which is totally based on Vedas differs from several present writers please. The main problem is this that Yogeshwar Sri Krishna learnt Vedas with Sudama from Sandeeepan Rishi. Then only he preached Arjun the Vedic knowledge only to enable Arjun to fight the religious war. So, the description of the shlokas of Bhagwad Geeta must be written by those who have learnt Vedas from learned acharya of Vedas as Sri Krishna Maharaj did. It is said that the description is being mostly done by those who have never studied Ved mantras from an acharya traditionally.

The views mentioned by you do not tally with the shloka 45 of Bhagwad Geeta told by Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj who was a philosopher of Vedas and Ashtang yoga.

Naturally the views of those who are not philosopher of Vedas and yoga knowledge will differ from Sri Krishna Maharaj . Such person is free to say anything about Bhagwad Geeta and other granths being their own concept.

As mentioned about the three gunas by you the said gunas are never known until a person studied four Vedas please. Sri Krishna maharaj was a philosopher of Vedas. When a person comments on 45th shloka of chapter 2, he must keep the views of chapter 3 and 6 of Bhagwad Geeta also, which are telling about Ved mantras. Actually, Bhagwad Geeta tells about the study of four Vedas ,which is known by learned of Vedas only.

Now I tell you, if Sri Krishna Maharaj wants to tell about three gunas in shloka 45 of chapter 2, then how he will tell about the entire knowledge of four Vedas wherein the details of three gunas are mentioned. In 45 shloka, there is little knowledge about three gunas,. The immense knowledge of three gunas is mentioned in all four Vedas. The person who is telling only about shloka 2/45 can never know the idea of Yogeshwar sri Krishna maharaj that what he wants to explain about three gunas.

Pure consciousness was originated in the shape of Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj, Sri ram, Vyas Muni, Guru Vasishth and unlimited several ancient Rishis and other Rajrishis. The pure consciousness has also originated in several learned acharyas of Vedas and Yoga Philosophy. One should make personal contact with them to know about real knowledge of Bhagwad Geeta and not with those who have never learnt Vedas and have never practiced Ashtang Yoga Philosophy as practiced by Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj. So one must please note that whether he is preaching based on study of Vedas and practise of Ashtang Yoga Philosophy or mere bookish knowledge. For example- Sri Krishna Maharaj did not study Bhagwad Geeta, he studied Vedas. So, those who want to study Bhagwad Geeta must first study Vedas.

Ayush: Was Anand Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's appearance already predicted in the Vedas? I have heard that it has been indirectly predicted in Bhagvat Purana and also in Atharva Veda and in many other places like Chaitanya Upaniasad. So sir please do clarify it whether its true or has been framed by some of his followers Awaiting your reply
Swami Ramswarup: No please. Vedas never tell any story, history or proper noun. It tells about knowledge, form of deeds and worship including several subjects like creation etc i.e., Vedas are eternal knowledge before the birth of Chaitanya mahaprabhu also. So name of Chaitanya mahaprabhu has never been written in Atharvaveda or any Veda please.

Manish Shastriji: Thanks for your reply. could you please send me the Yajyen karma- Sarvashreshth Ishwar Pooja book which you mentioned in the last answer. We have already started performing daily yagya at my home.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you for a long, happy life. God as well I am also pleased to listen that you have started doing daily hawan at your home which is the best pious deed of the universe as mentioned in Yajurveda mantra 1/1 and Yasjk Muji in his Shatpath Brahmin Granth. The book is being sent to you, please.

Gisele Beaupre: What is Soma?
Swami Ramswarup: The word ‘Som’ has been defined in Vedas as “divine pleasure” experienced by a yogi when he realizes God in the Dharam-megh Samadhi. Dharam megh Samadhi is attained after deep study of Vedas and hard practice of Ashtang yoga philosophy doing holy Yajyen, regular contact with learned acharya of Vedas. It is sad that due to lack of study of Vedas, the meaning of pious word “Som” has been defined as intoxicating drink as one’s own discretion. Also the meaning of Som is green vegetation. Som is also the name of Almighty God and we offer aahuti in Yajyen reciting “Om Somaye Swaha” for God. The literal meaning of Som at this juncture is “Form of divine pleasure”. Present Vedantism is totally against Vedas please. In this connection, I will advise you to read my books Question Answers on Vedanta & Eternal Vedas' Philosophy.

Pankaj: Namaskar one more question that is that if person born without mind (mota dimag jo kuch sochney samajhney key layak nahin hai ) would you please define woh karm kaise karega?
Swami Ramswarup: The present human life is meant to face the result of previous deeds which are called “Praarabdh karmas” as well as to do present deeds which are called “Kriyamann karmas”. The weak mind is due to previous lives’ deeds (Prarabdh karmas) but the present pious deeds like study of Vedas from an acharya, practice of yoga philosophy, Yajyen, name jaap, etc., kills the prarabdh and the weak mind can be converted into brilliant one.

Sanjay: I ask you about Ramayan and other Puran, Vedas that time manav was very developed according to Ramayan so asking you why they are not giving a specific date of Ramayan if they mention the date in Ramayankal. Why that is not proof by any guru, swami and astrologers?
Swami Ramswarup: Valmiki Ramayan was written about 1 crore, 81 lakh, 49 thousand years ago. In samvat 1631 Tulsiji started writing Ramayan and in samvat 1633 it was completed.

K D Gupta: Swamiji pranam Gita shloka 9/15 states that the atma has feelings. We also say that physical sufferings are not felt by atma. How is it possible?
Swami Ramswarup: Physical sufferings are always felt by Atma (soul) please. The soul has been provided with human body or living body to face the result of previous lives’ deeds-good or bad in the shape of happiness and sorrows respectively. Soul is alive matter and that is why, soul feels whereas body is non-alive matter and can’t feel.

Raj Kumar: How to get rid of Piturdosha and what it is?
Swami Ramswarup: This subject is not mentioned in Vedas please. Yajurveda mantra 7/48 states that we are free to do pious deeds or sin but result is always awarded by God. And we have to face the result in the shape of happiness or sorrows respectively. However, pitr means alive, in Vedas there are five alive devs, i.e., mother, father, atithi, acharya and God. We have to serve the first four and must worship one formless God only, whose description exists in four Vedas. He is almighty, omnipresent, creates, nurses and destroys the universe.

Sanjay Mudgal: Om, I would like to know about Mantra "hon joon sah" is this a complete mantra in itself. from where I can have full information of this mantra?
Swami Ramswarup: The mantra quoted by you is not a Vedic mantra please but is tantric mantra. Vedas do not accept tantrism, please.

Veeresh: How yoga can change the life of students in daily life? How can it help them?
Swami Ramswarup: Practice of yoga philosophy increases memory to a great extent and gives mental as well physical strength. It gives long, happy life. The hard working continuously for long hours gives no exertion, it keeps the practiser away from all diseases and thus yoga philosophy helps the student to make him brilliant.

Nishant: What do we mean by Atithi Devo Bhava exactly as per our Vedic sanskruti? Thanks.
Swami Ramswarup: In Vedas, there are five alive Devas- Matri devo Bhava, Pitri Devo Bhav, Atithi devo bhav, Acharya Devo Bhava and the fifth dev is Almighty God who is actually called “Mahadev” in Vedas. Dev means he who gives us something. Mother gives birth, father nurses that is, earns money for family’s sustenance, atithi means he who knows at least one Ved. Acharya means in whose life, the entire Vedic preach is in action. So, atithi when will visit anyone, will give the knowledge of Veda (at least one Veda) and we must respect him and serve him with food, bedding. Atithi can’t reside in any family's house for more than one day.

Navin Chandra: I find your answers very helpful. Please explain which part of the body does the soul reside. If it is the heart, then where does soul go during heart operation when at times the heart is taken out of the body during heart operation and then placed back in the body?
Swami Ramswarup: While awake, soul resides in left eye, while in stage of experiencing dreams, it is in throat and while taking sound sleep, it is in heart. You know, at the time of heart operation, several veins etc., still remain in the heart itself then why not soul which can never be touched by any weapons, blood, fire, water etc.

Harish Chander: What do you mean by God? Who is nastik and who is astik?
Swami Ramswarup: He who creates, nurses and destroys the universe is called Almighty God. He who insults the Vedas, he is nastik and who listens Vedas from any acharya and follows the teachings thereof is astik.

Rajwant: Can you tell me when did Guru Nanak yug start?
Swami Ramswarup: About 500 years ago, please.

Dr. Janak Mehta: I am convinced we are here on this mother planet to fulfill a project and the progress of our soul. How do I know why am I here in this birth? Who is my Guru? When and how shall I get rid off material life?
Swami Ramswarup: We are here to reach our goal that is to get salvation while discharging all our moral duties according to Vedas. Everybody can know the reason of being here on this earth by listening/studying Vedas from a learned acharya of Vedas, please. First guru of four Rishis at the time of this non-sexual creation is almighty God Himself and thereafter Rishi-munis have been our gurus, We must go to such Rishis-acharay to realize the truth. It is upto you that while listening Vedas, doing hard practice of ashtang yoga, doing Yajyen and name jaap you become ascetic.

Nilesh B. Vaidya: Is Shabri Vidya exists today along with the power to the Shabri Mantras?
Swami Ramswarup: No, please. But anybody by doing pious deeds like Shabri can become Shabri, please.

Jaywant:Dear Sir, Namaskar I have following questions in my mind till date unable to find the answer . Hope you will resolve the same.
1. Can one see God? Would you help me in seeing God?
2. How and Why world was created?
3. Is it wrong to worship different deities?
4. In the present schedule it is difficult to fix one time for meditation in such cases what is the solution. What are the rules of meditation? Awaiting your reply.
Swami Ramswarup: (1) Yes, please. God can be realized and actually the motto of human life is to realize the God. Yes, any acharya who is philosopher of Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy can be contacted for the same.

(2) Creation is automatic, please. Please read the article on Creation.

(3) ACCORDING TO VEDAS, YES IT IS WRONG because Vedas state to worship only one, eternal God who is Almighty, omnipresent, omniscient, formless and who creates, nurses and destroys the universe.

(4) There is no “impossible” word in the human life please. Where there is a will there is way but most important thing is this that which subject is given priority by a person. However, as per Vedas, the priority is spiritualism. So while discharging all moral duties, one should worship God otherwise he will have to face the consequences of his deeds, say Vedas.

Irfan: What is Swar Yoga?
Swami Ramswarup: Swar are Sanskrit alphabets like A, aa, e, ee, u, uu etc. Swar also means musical notes i.e., Sa, Re, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, Ni, Sa. Please intimate which Swar yoga has been quoted by you.

Arpita: I have been suggested many pujas by pandits. These include 1) Ganpati Puja 2) Maa Gauri Puja 3) Grha puja for house 4) Puja for our ancestors. 5) And Havan - I specially asked him here to perform havan with Gayari Mantra as I really believe in it. Please confirm to me if the above is proper thing to do.
Swami Ramswarup: First four pujas mentioned by you are not in the Vedas so as per Vedas, the same are not required. However, the decision to do the same lies with you, please. As regards havan/Yajyen, it must be performed properly with ved mantras for which help from an Arya Samaji purohit must be taken. Arya Samaj purohit will perform it properly with Ved mantras. Yes, the Gayatri anushthan will also serve the purpose if you yourself perform the havan with Gayatri mantra for 1, 2 or 3 days, both times. After havan, all must sit in siddhasan and chant the holy name of God- Om.

Actually due to lack of knowledge of Vedas, to live in a united family, has become difficult. Knowledge of Vedas unites otherwise people drift apart. That is why, Rigveda mantra states :”Samgachchadhvam samvaddhavam” that is, we all must get progress together, live together and our pious thoughts must be same. I think all efforts to unite the family will go in vain now because everybody wants freedom but does not want to control senses, perceptions and mind, say Vedas.

N K: How to prevent a person from using bad language?
Swami Ramswarup: Rigveda says “Vachavadami madhumat” i.e., one prays to God that Oh God! I speak sweetly. Then mantra says “Bhooyasam Madhusam Drishaha” that is I must be so sweet like honey. You see, if honey is kept open in a pot, several flies would stick to it. Similarly, a man/woman who speaks sweetly, then others would like to be in his company more and more. Atharvaveda strictly preaches the law of God that he who abuses or uses rough language etc., it actually effects the orator himself and not to those to whom it was directed. So, due to lack of knowledge of Vedas, one makes his future dark by using abusive, insulting language. Knowledge only makes man wise. Vedas contain unlimited knowledge which people have not been attaining and hence the problems. A person himself thus destroys himself. Your cooperation with the person and loving talk to him will sure make him wise. You must never lose patience. Then you will get success.

Preeti: First of all, I would like your blessings on me and on my family. I really want to attain God's darshan, could you please tell me more specifically about the divine light inside us and the sounds we hear. when I try to meditate I try to look for these things but it is always blank. How shall I concentrate hard? How can I improve my studies and be more positive?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you for a long, happy life. Actually, it depends on the worship of an aspirant who wants to realize God and wants to see divine light and voice. I have been teaching Vedas and performance of Yajyen. I also teach to do name jaap of Almighty, formless God and practice of ashtang yoga philosophy. I now have obtained the result thereof that my several disciples male and female have been seeing divine light and hearing divine sounds within them and not outside. But see that I have taught them the said path totally based on Vedas and they have been doing practice thereof for the last 20, 25-30 years. Recently, one of my disciples has experienced the divine light etc., and has been interviewed by local TV channels. She has been appreciated a lot since it is a surprising case. So, the question is this that what type of worship we have been doing and from whom we have been inspired and whether the aspirant is really interested to do tapasya as quoted above. A student must do hard study and must take care of his health. You must also do daily havan with Gayatri mantra with its meaning. Really, it will help you.

Smitty: I am trying to interview someone for a class I am taking. Would you let me ask you questions? If yes, below are my questions Where do you currently live State or Country? What is your purpose or goal in life? Do you act a certain way based on an afterlife? Where you raised in your religion or were you a convert? The Hindu believe discusses reincarnation. Do you believe in this? Are you a certain caste? Is there a temple locally that you can go to pray and meditate? I appreciate any assistance you can give me for the interview. I thank you very much for your time.
Swami Ramswarup: I live in India. Purpose of every human-being is to realise God. I have been blessed by God and now my purpose of life is to spread the knowledge of Vedas, yajyen and yoga philosophy all over the country to promote international brotherhood which has been preached by God in Vedas.

We must do pious deeds which always help to give us pleasure here in present life as well as after this life. So the importance is to be given for present pious deeds which I have been giving.

I am not a convert, please. I am Indian Hindu by birth. My ancestors were also Hindus. Rebirth is not a matter of belief. Actually, it is a fact which one must find in Vedas and then trust. However reincarnation i.e., avtar of God is quite impossible. In this regard, my article on avtarwad is available on www.vedmandir.com.

Caste system although is not in Vedas please. Yet, I am a Brahmin by caste. No, please. I respect temples but I have never visited temples for worship because God never takes avtar. Secondly, God is formless. Yajurveda mantra 32/3 states that God can’t be measured that is there is no statue of formless, Almighty God. Vedas tell like Yajurveda mantra 40/1 that God is omnipresent, omniscient. So I need not to go to temples, please. I have studied Vedas, shastras, upnishads, Geeta and number of holy granths, done name jaap and hard practice of ashtang yoga mentioned in Vedas.

Anonymous: Guruji namaste. I have heard that some disciple put a question to his guru maharaj about creation. Disciple told guruji that why the God created universe? Guruji replied lovingly to the disciple i.e.,. God was alone at the beginning of creation. Why He desired that He should be loved by someone? Hence He parted Himself into pieces converting the same as souls and hence creation?
Swami Ramswarup: Rigveda mandal 10, sukta 129 and other Vedas state that after final destruction of universe as usual the three matters remain existent- Almighty God, Prakriti and souls. Souls who are unlimited in number and prakriti i.e., Raj, Tam and satva gunnas (qualities) take shelter in God. So God never remains alone.

Secondly, as the air can’t be parted, so the God cannot be broken into pieces that is why, in Vedas, the name of God is Aditya. Aditya means He who cannot be broken into pieces.

Yajurveda mantra 40/8 states that God is Avrannam i.e., can’t be pierced nor hole can be made into Him. So if we say that soul is the separated part of God, it would be totally against the fundamental law of Vedas.

Moreover, God has no desire. So He has no desire that people must love Him. However, God has preached in Vedas to love every living being and to love and worship God. But the said preach is automatic. Shwetashwaropnishad shloka 6/8 in this connection states, “Swabhaviki Gyan bal Kriya Cha” i.e., knowledge, power and deeds of God are automatic/natural. It means God does not have the desire but the said knowledge, deeds and power act at a stipulated time automatically. Even God has no desire to create the universe and God does not create universe, say Vedas and Aiteryopnishad. The said eternal knowledge of Vedas says that creation, nursing, and destruction and again creation is automatic. In this connection, Upnishad mentions a word “Eekshan” and not desire.

Ajit Chepe: Is there mention or recommendation of NON VEG food in Vedas/kuran?
Swami Ramswarup: Vegetarians and non-vegetarians are two categories. Accordingly the construction of body i.e., teeth, small intestine and large intestine, and digestive system has been made by God.

Human beings come in vegetarian category. Our teeth and digestive system always differ from cat, dog, lion etc. Some animals like cow, buffalo, goat, elephant etc., also come in Vegetarian category. We take water by sipping but the animals who are non-vegetarian i.e., meat eater they do not sip but lick. Whatever we eat, that food develops our mind and body and creates natural behaviour. For example if we take a cub who is newly born and nurse him by giving milk and thereafter vegetarian food only and on the other hand to another cub we provide him meat, then when they will be younger their habit will differ. The cub taking vegetarian food will be as violent as the cub who took meat.

Now medical science also says that the energy in vegetarian food is more than that in non-vegetarian food. Vegetarian food gives long and ill free life. Vegetarian elephant is stronger than non-vegetarian lion.

Nobody can take meat until one gives violence to animals or birds etc., which is a sin. Our stomach becomes a graveyard where we gather meat by eating. As regards life in vegetarians it does not harm to them while plucking from plants etc. because every vegetarian plant has short life and is meant to give food to the human life. But to us meat is not entitled. Science has recently told that non-vegetarians are more susceptible to cancer disease and teeth degeneration as compared to vegetarians.

Non-vegetarian food is prohibited as per Vedas, shastras, Upnishads and all the ancient holy books. In vegetarian food an ocean of calories and vitamins is available by the mercy of God. Please check from a dietician about the same. Because it is lengthy one and I cannot explain here. For example dal, is full of proteins, soybean has more protein than any non-vegetarian food, which has ability to inhibit cancer also where as non-vegetarian does not. Green vegetables like palak, methi, etc., are the richest source of iron and vitamin A. So is the case of milk, curd, rice, fruit, etc., -etc.

Ajit Chepe:Are Muslim, Hindus and people of all faith doing correct by eating animal flesh?
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas are eternal knowledge which emanates direct from almighty God. In this creation, the knowledge emanated about one Arab, ninety –seven crore, eight lakh, fifty three thousand years ago. You see at that time, no sects existed. Secondly, the knowledge of almighty God is applicable to entire universe as air, water etc., which are universally beneficial to all. In Vedas, non-vegetarian is strictly prohibited.

Ajit Chepe: Nowadays EGG is also promoted as VEG food, do you agree with this?
Swami Ramswarup: No, please. Because egg grows when soul enters in it, otherwise growth and eggs remaining flesh is not possible.

Ajit Chepe: Is alcohol and tobacco allowed as per Vedas?
Swami Ramswarup: No, please. Alcoholism and all addictions are strictly prohibited. I have written two books –(1) Brahamcharya – Ek Dukh Nivarak Manni (in Hindi) and (2) protect the holy cow-say Vedas ( in English) worth Rs, 100/- and Rs. 40/- respectively. If you so desire, books can be sent to you on receipt of your postal address.

Ajit Chepe: IndiaTV- a news channel showed a video of Shirdi Sai Baba appearing from a tree and various accounts of his appearnce were discussed. Sri Sai Baba is having huge following due to him omnipresence. Ramparamkrishna hans also got the darshan of maa kali. There may be n number of saints in India who must have seen god. Swamiji, have you ever got the opportunity to see/feel the Almighty?
Swami Ramswarup: In this connection, I can only say that God is never seen by the naked eyes as mentioned in four Vedas, six shastras, upnishads and Bhagwad Geeta etc.

Ajit Chepe: What is the opposite of VEDAS? like dev vs demon?
Swami Ramswarup: Illusion/ignorance.

Gisele Beaupre: Is there life on other planets? What is the difference between Ishwaar and purush?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, please, there is life in other planets. Ishwar means He who creates the universe and purush means who has all the powers and is independent to do all divine deeds for universe.

Bharat: I am really thankful to you for getting the book on brahmacharya. I do not know if i am following it completely or not but I am trying to do so. Can you please suugest me how can i control my senses deviating from the right at times. There are moments when my brain takes over my intellect and momentarily mistakes are done and it takes time to correct them.
Swami Ramswarup: Thanking you, please. It is good that you are trying to observe Brahmacharya and you know God helps those who help themselves. To control the senses one has to do practice of asan, pranayam and meditation daily. Daily study of Vedic books is also necessary please. So, you try to seek a learned acharya locally for the same. If you so desire, Vedic books can be sent from here.

Surya P Ianala: Namaskar, Swami Jee! Same thought continues- Prophets, God does not need prophets to preach, so it is very clear now as per Vedas, there is nothing like a follower of GOD in human flesh. You said, If GOD had a desire to preach to people, since he has unlimited power, he can preach his teachings directly to one and everyone, but he does this to only four unsexual rishis, every time the universe is created and destroyed. I agree, but let us discuss the point," If GOD had desire he would have taught everyone at the same time", OK this is possible only when everyone or every soul is 100% pure like four unsexual rishis, but the reality is every soul is loaded with bad Karma and the soul is not pure enough to receive the instructions of the GOD directly, so GOD having or not having any desire to preach or to have any human as his prophet does not make any sense, because as per Veda, if I have understood it well, these are instructions which are available as eternal knowledge, it is up to the Human to prepare himself by Sadhana so that he can acquire that eternal knowledge from some guru or directly also, as you have said, "Ved apne aap mann mein prakat hote hain", and for this a Guru of high stature is required, I agree, Now, let us discuss Prophet. What does a prophet do, preach, direct a misguided community or people towards a proper direction, like Mohammad, or Jesus, or Sai Baba, Guru Nanak, Buddha, Jain, Gandhi, Sivananda guru or many more have done, and these are at a very high level. And at a very mundane level, in a day to day life, every human being plays this role of a prophet, to a son, daughter, grandchild, sister, brother, wife, father, mother, friend, colleague, and also to a stranger, and everyone of these people are in a way a prophet for the other person who receives the direction, and that direction could be for life, money making, spiritual sadhana, love, etc. and if that person elevates himself to higher level, such a person is called by the people who follow him or her, as Prophet, the best example, for all those people who ask you questions to find an valid answer so that they can bring that change in their life, you are a Prophet for all of them, so here, Is GOD telling you to do this service?, which is free of cost and is full with knowledge and love, who is behind you to bring you to such a position so that people around you kneel in front you with respect, love and devotion, is it not the GOD himself, who happens to reside in your heart, again is it not this GOD who is omnipresent taking the role of a prophet called Swami Ramswarup Ji, to answer millions of questions of millions of people who otherwise lack the purity of the soul which , Swami Ramswarup has achieved, and this purity makes easy for the GOD who is omnipresent to manifest himself through Swami Ramswarup ji, to preach, Eternal knowledge of Vedas, etc. GOD does have unlimited power to give the knowledge to one and everyone, but each and every person does not have the purity of soul to receive it, simple example, the radio waves of various channels are already available in the atmosphere, but only people with functional radios receive the signal, others do not, the knowledge from GOD is exactly like this, the knowledge is all out there, it is up to the human to bring himself to such a level ,where he or she can connect with that divinity and receive the knowledge, and once such a human receives that precious eternal knowledge, he finds himself much obliged to preach it to the fellow humans, and this has nothing to do if GOD wants it or not, it is the human heart which can not stop preaching, when he or she reaches that level, OK here there many different people, few do for money, few for popularity, few for self satisfaction, few for social service, few think it is their duty, so who is behind all these thoughts, who is the thought giver to this thinker, is it not the GOD who gives us everything in the form of nature, then why it cannot be GOD who wants to give?
Swami Ramswarup: The knowledge of the four Vedas is applicable to the entire universe after getting the same by the said first four Rishis of non-sexual creation and its result is seen in the shape of several spiritual minded Kings like Manu, Dashrath, Sri Ram, Sri Krishna etc., and Rishi-Munis like Vyas muniji, Atri Rishi, Vashishth Muni, Kapil Muni i.e., millions of Rishis who became the purest and got salvation only after getting the Vedic knowledge traditionally. So it does not mean that God gives knowledge only to purest soul but the system of creation which is eternal and unchangeable that God gives only Vedic knowledge to non-sexual creation once and thereafter the Rishi-munis have been giving the Vedic knowledge to the public to make them the purest persons in the shape of Rishi-munis etc.

The said system is eternal, automatic and unchangeable and contains no question of desire please. God gives the knowledge and inspires in the Vedas to spread it in the public. As you know, God helps those who help themselves so those who try to gain knowledge from acharya, God helps them and those who do not desire, God does not help them. Deeds are ours whether Good or bad but result is awarded by God.

So God tells about the Vedic knowledge and not about the other preach please. The preach away from Vedas is not recommended by God in the Vedas. So, please try to read four Vedas. For example Gandhiji taught to remember Ram name but Vedas do not. Vedas tell about OM. However, it is upto the person as to which path he adopts. He is always free to adopt any path.

Yes, please. God tells in the Vedas-Krinnvantam Vishwam Aryam i.e., try to make the whole world Arya and the definition of Arya is “Aryaha Ishwar Putraha” i.e., Arya is the son of God. The other definition of Arya is who has controlled his five senses, five perceptions and mind, who is always kind to every body, who always speaks truth, Who is God fearing and has known the reality of God by studying Vedas and doing Ashtang Yoga Practice. Here it shall not be out of place to mention that every person is son of God. But difference is to be noted between corruption and gentleness. We should try to make every person gentle.

God is everywhere and resides in every heart but He is not experienced until a person does true worship etc. For example –If we study that mango is sweet and has several good qualities then it will not be of any use until we consume the mango and gets its experience. So is the case of Almighty God that if we study, listen etc., about the divine qualities of God being omnipresent, almighty etc. It will be of no use until we realise God following the eternal path. Vedas say that He who experiences God, always becomes away from all types of sorrows whereas we see that the person who talk about the God and even worships the God are not away from corruption , dishonesty, injustice, fraud etc and are indulged in tension, sickness, sorrows , anger, greed, pride, ego etc.

Knowledge is given to like the illusion by which the pure soul is observed. So it is not a matter whether a person has purity or impurity. All are eligible to listen the Vedic knowledge and worship, etc.

Yes, the people who are interested to receive the radio waves and simultaneously to listen the program switch it on and not others. So here the question arises too become the aspirant or to become deserving first. That is why, in the whole world, every one is not a God fearing man.

It is our own thought behind such activities mentioned by you and not God. God inspires only in Vedas, please.

Prem K. Sachdeva: How we can prepare ourself for meditation? What are steps during the entire meditation process? Being follower of Vedas I am at the same wavelength to perceive your guidance.
Swami Ramswarup: As mentioned in Vedas the aspirant as mentioned by you should make contact with learned acharya of Vedas and yoga philosophy. The acharya guides him because it is the fundamental law of nature that knowledge is only gained when it is given by someone. I appreciate your views heartily and I bless you to achieve success in the matter. You are also advised to read two of my books: (1) Patanjal Yog Darshan (part I and II) Comments (with Hindi translation)
(2) Vedic Satsang Sangrah

It will give you enough knowledge. Books can be sent on receipt of postal address if you desire.

Sunil: If somebody doesn't have kids then what karm have they done in the past life? What can be done to get kids?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. The result of the karmas is controlled and awarded by God Himself, please. You know, we are kept free by God to do sins or pious deeds. But the result is awarded by Him in the shape of sorrows and happiness respectively, according to the deeds. So, it is not easy to say as to which particular karmas is responsible for a person not having kids.

God has given vast knowledge also in Vedas to inspire the people to do only pious deeds, to become happy always. However in the Vedas, God has also advised to take medicines and to worship Him (God) according to Vedas and God thus fulfils the desires also. You are always advised to seek medical opinion and to take the shelter of a learned acharya who knows Vedas and yoga philosophy. His advice would be sure beneficial for you because I am away and I can not teach you from here.

K D Gupt: Swamiji pranam. Swami Shivananda introduces a word sacrifice in explaining ATMANEVEDINAM in chapter 3 of Gita. No word can be placed as Sanskrit translation in English. A simple man may misunderstand it. In Sanskrit no space is for sacrifice.
Swami Ramswarup: My dear, you know I am very much busy at present since seventy-one days long Vedanushthan of four Vedas has begun here. So I would like you to quote the shloka number of chapter three of Bhagwad Geeta where the word “ATMANEVEDINAM” has been mentioned, to enable me to give you the correct answer.

Anonymous: I am facing serious problems in life. I have nothing which in my life which even force me to dream for my future except my dedication toward God. I don't know if we are going on the right path in my worship?
Swami Ramswarup: First of all, a man should not feel discouraged/nervous. You know, life is a struggle which we have to face happily to get success. To be a simple Bhakta of God will never serve the purpose because God helps those who help themselves. Therefore hard working, honesty, dedication, firm decision to get the target are necessary. Please try to do daily hawan with Gayatri mantra and the whole day is with you to seek the opportunity to start business and get success. I also bless you for your early success, please.

As regards worship of God, I would advice you to study my some spiritual books based on Vedas. Books can be sent on receipt of your postal address, free of cost please because you are not earning. Regular study of books will also give you mental and physical strength to face the problem and to worship God.

Deen: Dandot vandana! Swamiji, I feel very sad about the way things are going in the country. Government is doing its best to promote evils in our society. Our armed forces are treated badly. Superstitions are increasing. Hindus are getting away from their Vedic heritage. What should be our motto? How should we live our life? Should we try and dedicate ourselves to do something for our nation or should we first try and improve ourselves spiritually? As in, focus more on learning about our culture, perform Yajyen and Yogabhasy or should we try and promote Hindu cause?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you for a long, happy life. Our motto must be to attain Vedic preach first ourselves and then to spread the same, at our level best. However, in such process, the person must be independent and earning well, please. To destroy the darkness in the night, arrangement of light is necessary, similarly to drive away illusion from the country, the light i.e., wisdom is necessary.

A brave, wise person who knows Vedic culture like Sri Ram, Sri Krishna, Bheeshma etc., can end the illusion all over the country. So first of all, knowledge/wisdom i.e., progress in science, pious deeds, responsibilities, nationality and real worship of God is to be attained and then to spread the same.

To spread the above knowledge of the Vedas i.e., to make the people understand about their moral duties and to end the illusion would be the best dedication towards nation, please. In this way, we would be able to promote Hindu cause (humanity) automatically.

Viji: Please tell the history of bidhan gotra.
Swami Ramswarup: Sorry, please. This relates to caste system. In Vedas, Caste-system is not based on birth but is according to present deeds. Please also see the article/questions on caste system.

Sunil: If someone does not have kids then it is the result of what karm of the past life? What should one do to have kids?
Swami Ramswarup: The philosophy of all karmas (deeds) is controlled by Almighty God and the deeds are done by us but the result is awarded by God. So it is not possible to state that what type of deeds were done with the result the person does not have kids. However, medical advices also at present are available and they tell the reason of not having kids. Hard tapasya of Ashtang yoga, performing of Yajyen may burn the previous bad deeds and a person can get the kid but it is my experience that at this juncture, no one can do hard tapasya as mentioned in Vedas. So satisfaction is the best solution please. Bheeshma Pitamah did not marry and had no kids but he got salvation based on his tapasya, several Rishis and public also had no kids but did tapasya and got satisfaction. So the person who does not have kids must discharge his moral duties and simultaneously he must study Vedas, do Yajyen with Ved mantras and do practice of Ashtang yoga philosophy. Men or women are considered based on their bodies and not souls. Souls in the body of the bird would be told to be a bird, that in the body of elephant would be elephant. But in reality, their bodies are bird, elephant etc., but not souls. Souls are alive whereas bodies of living beings are non-alive matter. Soul is immortal whereas bodies get destroyed. Therefore at the time of death, soul comes out of body and at stipulated time, soul goes in womb of mother to take next body. Soul does not become powerful until soul gets corporeal (sthool) body. When soul comes out of body, then soul goes out with suksham body because based on suksham body i.e., Mann, (mind, intellect), buddhi, soul gets the next birth. If soul gets final liberation, then soul enjoys divine pleasure through suksham sharer that is why soul after leaving the present corporeal body goes out with suksham sharer. Impure intellect is indulged in illusion due to lack of wisdom whereas pure intellect is free of illusion based on Vedas knowledge, Yajyen and practice of yoga philosophy.

Purity means Almighty God and original form of soul because both are always away from illusion naturally. Otherwise in the world, there is influence of Raj, Tam, Satva qualities of Prakriti, all over which is maya (illusion) and generates kaam, krodh, mad, lobh and ahankar. Intellect and mind is made of prakriti. I would advise you read my book, comments on “yog shastra- Part I” and “Vedas- A divine light” wherein details of God, Prakriti and souls has been briefed. It will also be more beneficial if you also read my book- Comments on Bhagwad Geeta- 1 to 6 chapters. Books can be sent on receipt of your postal address if you desire. We have five senses i.e., ears, eyes, nose, skin and tongue. Whatever information is collected by the senses from outside world, such information is immediately passed on first to Mann. Mann reflects over the same and then transmit it to Buddhi (intellect). Buddhi decides and sends the information to soul to get orders. So mind is separate from buddhi.

Amit Kumar: I wanted to know whether we all are just one soul? If we are just one soul then why did we get trapped in illusion? Are souls of male and female different? Is the human body meant to be enjoyed? Why does suksham body go with soul if its all powerful and pure? What is intellect? Pure and impure intellect?
Swami Ramswarup: The soul is trapped in illusion because he has forgotten his original form that he is alive matter, the purest, immortal and always away from illusion etc. The said illusion is due o involvement in the materialistic articles as at this juncture soul remains ignorant. When a person makes contact with learned acharya of Vedas and philosopher of ashtang yoga the Vedic preach of acharya removes his illusion. Secondly, we are not one soul please. You see corresponding to the numbers of bodies of living beings present in the world, are the number of souls. That is why, idea of the Yajurveda mantra 31/1 is that all the heads, eyes and legs etc., of living beings are of the God because God lives therein being omnipresent. You see, if we are one soul then if one man would be a learned yogi then all the souls would be yogi similarly if one soul of a body would be sleeping, it means all the living beings of the world would also suffer sleep which is not being seen and which is not even true. Therefore, God is one but souls are several.

Amit Dua: Namaste Swamiji, thanks for answering my questions. I want to ask one more question from Mahabharata. The story of birth of Danveer Karn confuses me a lot from many years. The popular story is that Karn was born through Sun from womb of Mata Kunti which does not seem to be possible. What is the actual story of Karn birth?
Swami Ramswarup: Due to lack of study of Vedas, mostly people do not know the facts. Vedas throw light mainly on three subjects – Almighty God, souls and Prakriti.

God and souls are alive matters whereas Prakriti is non alive. Sun, moon, air, earth and space are also non –alive matters being made of prakriti. So, the non-alive sun which is shinning in the sky is not capable to give birth to anyone. However, the Surya (who was a Rishi at that time) was father of Karnna.

Anxious: Pranam Swamiji, can you give the solution of a situation? If a man is from Arya Samaji family and his wife is however of good nature but is an idol worshiper and is prejudiced about idol worship, than what is the way to take her in Vedic fold and convince her to act according to Vedic system? Will preforming regular hawan at home and giving her Vedic literature to read work in this matter? Secondly, in that case how to give Vedic Sanskars to children?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. Nowadays, mostly human-beings are not aware of the fact that knowledge is gained only when it is given by someone. If we study Vedas, it will be revealed that after final destruction of the earth, when new creation starts, at that time the entire non-sexual human creation was ignorant. They were like the people of the dense jungle who still are ignorant and live in the jungle without clothes, without houses and without science etc. They are uncivilized. Because, the knowledge has not yet been attained by them. Vedas are knowledge, which contain science, form of deeds and real eternal worship of formless God. So, if you can arrange the system under which your wife could be able to listen the preach of Vedas also, then only she will be able to leave the idol worship. She must not be asked again and again to leave the idol worship but happily and lovingly she must be made ready to listen to Vedas by a learned acharya. The acharya at the first instance must not condemn idol worship but he must preach the reality of Vedas and the result will be very convincing.

I would also advise you to give her my two books:
1. Vedas- A Divine Light (in English) and
2. Srimad Bhagwad Geeta- Ek Vedic Rehasya (in Hindi) to study and discuss the contents of the book along with you. You may also see my spiritual VCD based on Vedas’ preach and which contains spiritual songs as well CDS and books can be sent on receipt of your postal address if you desire. In this matter, the books and CDs can be sent on half the rate or free of cost, as you deem fit.

Please also do havan with her daily but first of all with gayatri mantra, only along with its meaning. Thereafter, complete mantras can be recited in near future but not now. Since she will accept gayatri mantra readily at this juncture but not other mantras.

Please also read the articles on Vedas Philosophy, Trinity, etc.

Prathima: When the bride and the groom are turning around the fire, the poojari recites certain mantra's. I want to know all those mantra's in Sanskrit, translated in English.
Swami Ramswarup: The mantras are recited in two ways: First Ved mantras, Second self-made shlokas, etc. Marriage is a sanskar and should be performed according to Vedic customs by a learned purohit. As regards translation of the Ved mantras, it is a big task and is not possible. However, you can send your postal address and the mantras can be sent in batches slowly-slowly and it may take at least four to six months.

Avtar: Can you tell me the mantra of bhramcharya raksha for the unmarried children?
Swami Ramswarup: There is no such mantra. However, preach to maintain brahamcharya is there in the Vedas. I have written a book on brahamcharya in hindi, named- Brahmcharya- Ek Dukh Nivarak Divya manni.It is useful for children as well as adults. The book contains 173 Pages and is of price worthRs.100/-. It has proved very useful for the public. Book can be sent on receipt of your postal address if you desire. Book actually contains Ved mantra’s preach on Brahamcharya.

Kasi Viswanath: It seems I was a yogi in my previous life [yoga brasth]. Astrologers said this on seeing me. So I want to know whether yogies keep chanting gayatri mantra always for salvation or any other mantra? If we chant gayatri for 24 lakh times, will what ever we wish happen?
Swami Ramswarup: Astrologer can’t declare about the previous birth of any person being against the eternal knowledge of Vedas. However, if a person was a yogi then he could have attained salvation and as such no rebirth is required. Secondly, if a person was not a yogi but was doing practice of yoga philosophy then he would take rebirth in a family where facilities to continue Vedas and yoga philosophy becomes available. So you must please recite gayatri mantra daily both times and must also perform daily havan which is a real worship of Almighty God. The worship must be performed selflessly, please. Then automatically God helps the aspirants.

Ayush: If a person has performed some sin knowing well its consequences but later on prays to God to forgive his mistakes will he forgive him?
Swami Ramswarup: No, please. The sins are not excused by God. In, Vedas, God states that one should do worship as Yajyen according to Vedas philosophy. Then only the sins are burnt.

Bipin K Badheka: First of all I would like to thank you on behalf of all readers of this website that you are putting efforts to reply in detail for each and every question asked by readers. Swamiji, since our childhood we have heard and read that Shri Krishna had lifted "Govardhan Parvat" on his small figure to save people from heavy flood. Moreover he had lifted this continuously for few days. Whether this was true. Whether practically this was possible that time through Yoga. How Shri Krishna could have done this? I am curious to know this. Please enlighten.
Swami Ramswarup: Thank you very much please. I always feel personal pleasure to serve them. I bless you all for a long, happy life and bright future. Vedas never appreciate unnatural stories. Secondly, Vyas muni wrote the Mahabharata epic. He and his disciple wrote only 10,000 shlokas of Mahabharata whereas nowadays it contains about one lakh, twenty thousand shlokas i.e., one lakh ten thousand false shlokas have been added.

In ten thousand original shlokas, there is no mention about such story that Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj lifted Govardhan Parvat on his small fingure. Actually, Sri Krishna Maharaj knew every safe path of that area of Govardhan Parvat and when a dangerous storm started then immediately Sri Krishna Maharaj ordered his companions to fetch all the cows to a safe place in Govardhan Parvat which was a big cave. So, all the cows along with milkmen were saved. So in symbolic way it can be told that Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj saved the cows and milkmen by lifting the Govardhan Parvat but the story can never be considered true, that he lifted the Govardhan Parvat on his small finger. Through yoga also it is quite impossible. So, we must listen/learn Vedas to overcome the illusion in India.

Dharmendra: Swamiji, what is the future of India in spiritualism? Why we need God and where goes soul of great yogi like Krishna, Ram after death? And what is your view on UFO?
Swami Ramswarup: India is a religious country. True/eternal religion (Dharma) is established by Almighty God and not by man. So at the time of beginning of the earth knowledge of Vedas emanates from the God for the benefit of all living beings. So, the religion (Dharma i.e., the pious deeds/duties etc.) have been briefed by the God in Vedas. Therefore, the order of Almighty God mentioned in Vedas when are obeyed faithfully, it means we are following eternal religion. In this connection Rigveda mantra 10/85/1 states that the earth is situated on the eternal true religion i.e., base of the earth to exist is the eternal true religion. Mantra states the permanent peace and pleasure is maintained on the earth when human-beings observe the eternal religion. In the Vedas, it is stated that people must do daily Yajyen, services to parents, learned acharya etc. Moral duties mentioned in the Vedas must be discharged faithfully. Such pious deeds are also called Dharma (religion) which will maintain the permanent peace stated above.

Now, please note that every human-being wants peace, pleasure and ill free, long-life. This pleasure etc., would only be got by following the above all pious deeds mentioned in Vedas. Please also note that it is an eternal unchangeable rule of Vedas/God that without worshipping God according to Vedas, nobody can get peace, pleasure, long, happy life and worship of God means to follow Vedic path and to do all above pious deeds, moral duties mentioned in Vedas, So worship is not merely to go to temple etc. So the need of God is to maintain peace and to get long, happy life not only India but in entire world. All liberated souls enjoys divine pleasure with the God. Souls therefore remain in the space and no bindings of any kind remain on them, they being liberated souls. Yes, Vedas state that in all planets human-beings exist but I have not taken any interest uptil now in U.F.O.

K D Gupta: Why did yogis suffered from physical sufferings at last?
Swami Ramswarup: Physical suffering means it relates to body only but not with soul. Soul is separate, body is separate. So, either a yogi observes physical sufferings if he has to face the result of his deeds left or those who claim themselves a yogi but are not a real yogi, they suffer more physical sufferings.

Kinkad: Explain about fourteen brahms. Also gagan mandil and sun sikhar of our body.
Swami Ramswarup: There is only one brahma as mentioned in Vedas. Vedas state- “It Raja Jagato Babhoov” i.e., there is only one Almighty God who is the lord of universe.

Guru Sharma: Pranaam Swamiji, I am bit confused about Sukshma Vyayama, Asanas & Pranayama. Can you please educate me what should be the correct sequence of the above?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. In Ashtang yoga, the sequence is Yam, Niyam, Asan, Prannayam, Pratyahar, Samadhi please. When aspirants listen Vedas and practice ashtang yoga philosophy then one day all his practice becomes suksham i.e., “sahaj” i.e., he gets perfection.

May 2008

Manish Shastriji: Pranaam Guruji. I have recieved your Sandhya Mantra book. Thanks a lot but I am unable to know how to perform havan with gayatri mantra. Could you just mail me from which page should I start & complete the havan. (procedure to perform havan) which all pages are to be read while performing havan? Please tell me page wise. I & my wife are very much excited to perform havan.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to both of you for a long, happy life. The method to perform the havan is placed on this website, please. So, when you will open the site on main display are placed recent updates. Please locate there “Benefits of Yajyen and method of doing havan at Home.” In case of any doubt please send your question again.

Please start havan from page 8, chanting Gayatri mantra. Then all ved mantras must be chanted continuously uptil page 13. In the said mantras, there is a prayer, praise and worship of Almighty God. When the said mantras are completely chanted, it means we have worshipped God completely. Then please start from page 27 and you may see the method of aachman from the website as quoted above. Then do angsparsh. Now, I reconnect that you must study my second book named- Yajyen karma- Sarvashreshth Ishwar Pooja worth Rs. 65/- excluding postal charges. However, money is no problem because you are real aspirants and want to perform agnihotra. Then the said book shall prove to be more beneficial for you. Since in the book, the entire procedure has been mentioned.

However, the procedure is mentioned in the website as quoted above also which is pasted below as well. In the end, I appreciate your pious desire of performing havan which will really be a source of attaining blessing direct from Almighty God being His eternal, true worship.

Please also read articles: How to do havan, Importance of Yajyen and Benefits of Yajyen.

Hemant: Namaskar, 1)Putting tilak on forehead is mentioned in Vedas? If yes how,where & what is used for as tilak? 2) I heard if one knows himself i.e self realization than it is very easy to understand Almighty. Is it true & body is said to the temple where God resides & one should make his body a temple where Almighty resides is this true if yes how can one make his body a temple? If he starts on this way than how can he realize Almighty is this the right way ? Or from your point of view what is the right way to realize the Almighty Omnipresent God?
Swami Ramswarup: (1) In Vedas, there is no mention of putting Tilak. However, tilak of sandalwood is beneficial especially in summers. In Vedas, one has to perform holy yajyen with ved mantras, has to do practise of Ashtang yoga and name jaap of Almighty God, while discharging all moral duties.

(2) You are advised to study my book- “Vedas- A Divine Light” worth Rs. 80/- excluding postal charges wherein all benefits of Yajyen and yoga etc., including several briefs of spiritual problems have been mentioned. If you desire, then send your postal address, please.

Yes, self-realisation is a great achievement. Listening of Vedas, following preach mentioned therein and daily practise of Ashtang yoga makes aspirant able to realise himself. In this connection, Yog shastra sutra 1/ 2& 3 states that after controlling all the chitta vrittis, a yogi realises Himself. It will also be beneficial for you, if you will study my detailed comments on each sutra of Patanjal yog Darshan, please. Human body is not made a temple by us but in fact God has made Human body as His temple. No doubt, God is omnipresent buy manifests in human body where He also resides. Due to illusion, an ordinary man is not able to realise God within him. Only a yogi who attains Dharamamegh Samadhi vide yog shastra sutra 4/29, 30 realises God. To realise God, the God has advised eternal path as mentioned above. So, the man made path to realise God will never serve the purpose.

Navin Chandra: Pujya Swamiji, Please explain BG 9.23: "Ye 'py anya-devat bhakt, y ajante raddhay nvith te 'pi mm eva kaunteya, yajanty avidhi-prvakam" What was the reason for Krishna to say this. Does this mean that even during this period people had lost the knowledge of Vedas and were worshiping "other Devtas" or false Gods.
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, during the Mahabharata period, the illusion had been spread by Duryodhan, Dushasan, Kanak Shastri and Shakuni. Therefore, the description of illusion has been mentioned by Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj in Bhagwad Geeta (Shloka 2/43, 44 also refers). I have written detailed comments on Bhagwad Geeta, chapter 1-6 which have been published. The book contains 739 pages, worth Rs. 250/- excluding postal charges. The book is completely based on eternal philosophy of ved-mantras. If you desire, the book can be sent to you, please, on receipt of your postal address.

Gisele Beaupre: I reread your email again about the Vedas not containing the knowledge that we are Brahm.vIt is possible that humankind only gets certain levels of knowledge in distinct time packages as they progress...ie the Bhagavad Gita is considered a later work is it not? I look forward to reading your books. Teachers are very very important.
Swami Ramswarup: Rigveda mantra 3/56/1 states that the fundamental laws of eternal knowledge of Vedas are ever unchangeable. So the eternal worship mentioned in Vedas is applicable nowadays and in future too being unchangeable, please. The books have been sent to you, please and I am sure the same will be received by you within a week’s time. And Bhagwad Geeta is totally a Vedic preach because the present sects like present Vedanta did not exist at that time. Only Vedas’ preach was there. I have also written detailed comments on first six chapters of Bhagwad Geeta totally based on Vedas. The book has been published in 739 pages and can be sent to you if you so desire. The book is in Hindi please. If you have time to visit again here please also come to me. Here the boarding and lodging is always free please. Then I will explain to you about kundalini and ashtang yoga philosophy as well by which the self realization becomes possible please. My heartiest blessings to you for a long happy life.

Yes, recently I am busy as I have to do Havan daily for five times with explanation of ved mantras and other spiritual tasks is to be done afterwards. The main motto of human life is to realize God. I think you are a lucky person who devote time in spiritualism. Yes in this path the spiritual master is essential. My blessings to you for a long, happy life.

Helene: I am doing a yoga teacher training course and need to give 2 different ways of presenting om/aum to a class. Can you tell me 2 ways of doing this, besides 3 oms at the end of a class?
Swami Ramswarup: Actually in Vedas the correct pronunciation is O3M . It is very difficult to explain about the correct pronunciation until an aspirant meets personally with spiritual master. The meaning of OM is placed on this web site. Please, see the same. If yet there remains any problem then you may write me again please.

Amit Kumar: When we all are soul and soul are purush that why do females think that they are female and male think that they are male?
Swami Ramswarup: Soul is purush not body please. So when soul gets body of any living being then soul is defined accordingly. Soul is separate and body is separate. for example the soul in the bodies of animals is called elephant, lion, tiger, cow etc., and in the body of human beings soul is called boy, girl , man , woman etc. But infact soul is ever unchangeable so soul is not animals, birds, insects or human beings etc., please. When aspirant starts listening Vedas, doing Yajyen ,repeating holy name of God and practicing Yoga philosophy then he one day realizes himself that he is soul and lives in body otherwise due to illusion it is told that he is man or woman, etc.

Amit Kumar: What is intellect and perception? What role do both of them play in our life? Can you tell me more about suksham sharir? What does it mean? How old is our soul? Does it destroy during final destruction? How does a soul get a weak or strong body?
Swami Ramswarup: Intellect means Buddhi i.e., mind but not Mann. Perception means sense organ i.e., eye, ear, nose, tongue and skin. Perception receive the information of whole of the world and sends the same to mind i.e., Mann and mind sends the same to the intellect i.e., Buddhi. Buddhi /intellect sends to soul. Based on the stage of the intellect i.e., pure intellect or impure intellect, the decision is taken by soul and then action is taken by organs. Please intimate what kind of information of suksham shareer is required by you.

Soul is immortal whereas body is destroyed so body can never be as old as soul after death soul comes out of the body and takes next body based on good or bad deeds.

Soul being eternal and immortal remain during and after the Final destruction of the universe. At that time soul remains without body. No question of first or second creation please, because process of creation, nursing and destruction of universe is eternal and everlasting.

Weak and Strong matter involves sanskaars i.e., effect of previous lives’ pious deeds and sins. Yet present pious deeds make every body strong, Jhansi kee rani, Mata Sita, Madalsa , Janak Acharya Gargi are the example of brave ladies.

Gisele Beaupre: I was reading something about SAKSHATKARA and it was about people wanting visions about spectacular beings etc. but...aren't people missing the boat? Isn't this world a spectacular vision? Wow it is amazing from atoms to microbes to skin to stars...that is the really creation, creator and creativity. And yet it is just the space of consciousness...who needs to see a fantastical this and that when the world is so splendid.
Swami Ramswarup: No doubt, world is spectacular even the creation of human body is astonishing, yet Vedas state to watch the activities of the universe. Vedas also tell that every planet has living beings so if we see activities about the said matter we must study the same for the benefit of the human being.

Hemant Pansare: 1) Where actually according to Vedas the almighty God resides as he is omnipresent which itself specify the meaning of his presence but I think that the Almighty resides beyond the darkness meaning of beyond the darkness is the darkness which is present in the space, I had read read your aanswer to one of the query wherein u had replied that the almighty God HIRANEYA GARBH HA meaning the womb itself consist of the sun ,moon stars etc everything than my question is if almighty God HIRANEYA GARBH HA than how actually he is? He resides beyond the moon and stars to a dimension of golden red light, the original home of all souls it this true according to Vedas.
Swami Ramswarup: Almighty God is omnipresent, please, so resides everywhere even in the minutest part of a matter. However, God manifests only in Human body when an aspirant does eternal worship of God as per Vedas etc. Hirannya Garbh is a divine word of Yajurveda mantra 13/4. The meaning of Hiraneya Garbhaha is eternal, immortal light. The said light gives light to sun, moon, etc too. Hirannya means light as quoted above and garbhaha means power. So the said light is in His power or we can say that God is a shape of light. Whenever any aspirant realizes God he first experiences wonderful light within him.

Hemant Pansare: 2) What is the reason of the presence of darkness in the universe? From where exactly this darkness comes from? Scientifically it has been proved that an object when kept between light a shadow (darkness) is created but in the space there is no such object or light which is visible or which is still been proved scientifically.
Swami Ramswarup: God creates universe wherein he also creates light and darkness both similarly knowledge and illusion are in the universe.

Hemant Pansare: 3) Science say the destruction (parlay) of this galaxy would be by black hole which is present in this universe. What exactly Vedas tell us regarding pralay? is there any thing mentioned as such as black hole in Vedas.
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas do not tell about any black hole please. A power on a stipulated time works in non-alive matter prakriti and process of creation starts, i.e., from prakriti first matter is made which is called mahat i.e., mind then from mahat ahankar, from ahankar five tan matra and from five tan matras five mahabhoot. Five mahabhoot, agni (fire), vaayu (air), jal (water), akaash (space) and prithvi (earth). The said process is mentioned in Rigveda mandal 10 sukta 129, Sankhya shastra 1/26 and Eteryopnishad.

From five mahabhoot sun and other matters of whole world are made. So when time of final destruction comes then you may say back gear begins i.e., all matters are converted into five mahabhoot, five mahabhoot are converted into panch tan matra (minutest unseen part of five mahabhoot) five tan matra are converted into ahankar and ahankar is converted into mahat and mahat in prakriti.

Hemant Pansare: 4) How was women created? As per Vedas four rishis they are Agni, Vayu, Aditya, and Angira where created by Almighty, then how was a woman created?
Swami Ramswarup: Soul does not have gender i.e., why in Vedas. Soul is called Purush. When the soul comes in womb, then he attains body. Body decides male or female gender. I have written a book named- Brahamcharya- Ek dukh nivarak divya manni. If possible, the book should be studied. Prakriti is non-alive and soul is alive. Our body is made of prakriti but soul is ever separate from body and prakriti. Soul resides in body but soul is not body. Here Prakriti means non-alive matter. It has three qualities- Rajo gunn, tamo gunn and Sato gunn. Purush means almighty God. The power of Almighty God acts in prakriti, with the result universe is created. Yes, mind is made of matter i.e., prakriti. Please see the answer on Creation for additional information.

Roopal: I do gayatri mantra, various malas, listen to Shrimad bhwagwat Gita, read various spiritual things, but still do not have peace of mind. I do not have the sharnagati needed in God and the trust that me and my kids will be just fine.
Swami Ramswarup: Please chant Gayatri mantra both times sitting on Siddhasan, Padmasan or Sukhasan, as you like. It must be chanted with its meaning, concentrating between the two eyebrows i.e., Agyachakra. You may use mala but actually mala is not needed. It will be more beneficial for you if you in addition do hawan with gayatri mantra. The knowledge of Bhagwad Geeta is based on Vedas. So, please try to listen Vedas daily or as it suits you. After listening Vedas, then Bhagwad Geeta will be easy to understand. Otherwise, the real knowledge of Bhagwad geeta will not be attained. Also, please learn prannayam and meditation. Then, you will be able to gain/understand about truth. It is a fundamental law of nature that knowledge is attained when knowledge is given by anyone. So a true acharya, who is learned of Vedas and Yoga philosophy, is needed. Otherwise, the truth cannot be realized. Please read the articles about guru and Vedas.

Amit Kumar: What is Brahmand? Is it just solar system?
Swami Ramswarup: Brahmand is universe, please. It is created by Almighty God. Yes, Brahmand will be destroyed one day and will be created again by God. Yes, on the other planets, living beings exist.

Amit Kumar: What is the mean of culture? Sanskriti? Does our religion also belong to culture? What is the difference between our culture and western culture? I have read books on spritual there is written in that our demi gods were indulged in wine and women?
Swami Ramswarup: There are two types of culture –God made and man –made. Four Vedas are our culture which emanates direct from God. Sri Ram, Sri Krishna Maharaj, Rishi-munis and numerous Rajrishis adopted the Vedic culture in the life. Now, the culture of every nation which is man-made is different from the other.In Vedic culture, demigods are not there. According to Vedas, we have to worship only one, formless, omnipresent, Almighty God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. There is no swarg (heaven) or indralok in the sky etc., where the Apsara dances.

Swarg and narak are on earth only based on the deeds of previous lives' please, because the deeds of present life will be borne in the future life. Punishment is given to bear the result of past deeds only without considering that individual repents or not. If one has to repent then while experiencing enjoyment of worldly articles, he always sees the other poor, defaulters, orphans, lame, leprosy patients and moreover several deaths which cause sorrows, as the result of previous deeds. But very few repent and become ascetic. In this connection Rig-Veda mantra 10/135/2 says that God has given the human body to face the result of the past sins. And whatever sins the individual does in the present life he will face the same in the next births. But those who go to a learned Acharya and follow the true path while discharging family duties, they kill the previous sins in this life and have no sin to bear in the next life because such persons always do pious deeds under the guidance of a learned Acharya who knows Vedas.

The person is given punishment in another life because he has to face the result of the deeds of past lives' in the present birth and thus no scope of bearing the sins in the present life of deeds (sinful) done in the present life. This is a fundamental law of Vedas which I have written so many times stating three types of karmas and would request you to please see www.vedmandir.com also in this connection. This human life is only blessed to go to a learned Acharya, to understand philosophy of good and bad deeds, sins, philosophy of worship, aim of life, duties etc., as is also said in Rig-Veda mantra 10/135/3.

The motto of our life is to control senses, perceptions and mind so that we may be able to worship God to realise Him. Mere eating, drinking and producing children is the task of animals and birds, say all true spiritual granths. So we must obey true, spiritual granths and not the false and sinful views of man.

Those who claim themselves as Krishna , they must be learned of Vedas, controller of five senses, perceptions, and mind and learned of Ashtang Yoga Philosophy because the said qualities were gained by Sri Krishan Maharaj from Sandeepan Rishi along with friend Sudama. Sri Krishna Maharaj never did Raas Leela with any Gopi. This fact can be seen by studying Mahabharat Granth written by Vyas Muniji.

To be Sri Krishna Maharaj, I quote here simple happening in the life of Sri Krishna maharaj. Once Ashwathama the son of Guru Dronn, came to Sri Krishna Maharaj asking for his sudarshan charka. Sri Krishna Maharaj readily told him to take any of his weapons. Ashwathama first tried to lift sudarshan charka with his left hand, he could not even move it, then he tried with both of his hands, but failed. In turn, Sri Krishna Maharaj told that Oh! Ashwathama, you are a son of guru Dronn, so I offered weapons to you. But my sudarshan charka (weapon) can only be taken and used by a a great brahamchari. You are not a brahamchari. This weapon can be used either by me or Arjun. So Mahabharat states that both dignitaries were brahamchari even in married life. So to be a Sri Krishna Maharaj one should be Brahamchari and able to move and use his sudarshan charka which could not even be moved by Ashawathama . I mean to say that the chap who claims to be Sri Krishna Maharaj would be more powerful than Ashwathama and would be equivalent to Arjun and Sri Krishna Maharaj which is nowadays quite impossible please, especially for those who are against the Vedas and have dreams to do Raas leela with gopis. Such people actually make spending fun with ladies and innocent people and God gives punishment to them in the shape of several diseases, tensions, etc.

Nowadays, several gurus spread sinful views against the eternal knowledge of four Vedas which emanates direct from God. Our ancient as well as present Rishis did hard Ashtang Yoga, tapasya, studied Vedas, performed daily holy Yajyen. They always spoke the truth. Nowadays several saints speak against the Vedas that Vedas are difficult to understand and Yajyen will give the benefit to stay in swarg only etc. the said statement is false and sinful since in the sky there is no swarg-narak. Secondly, Vedas are not difficult but Vedas are first to be listened and not to be read. So listening is not difficult. You, see such false saints also speak and public listens then why do they state that Vedas are difficult. When a learned acharya will chant and explain the ved mantras how it will be difficult to listen through ear even by illiterate persons. Samveda states in this connection that when a learned acharya will preach Vedas then it will not be impossible to understand by an aspirant. It can never be possible that the aspirant would not understand Vedas’ knowledge. Please also read the articles on Gurus and Vedas.

Amit Kumar: When we are all souls then why is so much illusion in this wold? How to identify lust and true love according to Vedas?
Swami Ramswarup: God is one but souls are uncountable i.e., several. Every soul gets body of living beings based on his pious deeds and sins. So soul is bound and sometimes experiences pleasures and sometimes sorrows when the soul faces the result of his previous lives pious deeds and sorrows respectively. When any man or woman contacts with a learned acharya of Vedas and knows the motto of human life then he/she starts real worship of God while discharging all moral duties under guidance of learned acharya. Then he/she slowly and steadily becomes able to destroy bad deeds/sins of his previous life and then only leaves vices like anger, greed, pride, sensuality, chase for money, power, etc.

Otherwise he/she remains always in illusion and acts as you have said. To show to be better or that woman can’t do anything are the signs of pride which are destroyed by the worship as quoted above. True love starts when a person gets the result of his real worship and knows himself that he is soul. Then he loves like Sri Ram loved Sita and Sita loved Sri Ram. Intellect/intelligence etc., is known when a person becomes real aspirant and goes to a learned acharya of Vedas. Organs of perceptions are five senses i.e., eyes, ears, nose, tongue and skin. These are burnt when death occurs but the five suksham (minutest) perceptions, five suksham (minutest matters), five minutest prann, mann (mind), buddhi (intellect) - The said seventeen matters remain always with soul either when in body or after the death.

Amit Kumar: What is conscious and unconscious matter in Jeev and Prakriti?
Swami Ramswarup: Jeev is alive i.e., conscious whereas Prakriti is non-alive. You can say prakriti made all matters of universe are non-alive. You may be knowing that unconscious means when person is not in his senses. Jeev is alive and eternal. Jeev gets body so we are not bodies, we are souls who reside in body. Body is burnt after death but not soul. Soul gets rebirth. You are advised to read my book- “Vedas- A Divine light” to get more knowledge.

Narender Sharma: Namaskar swami ji, making contact with learned acharya is not possible because I am working outside my country, and it is difficult to find any learned acharaya here, so what should I do?
Swami Ramswarup: You see, fundamental law of Almighty God mentioned in Vedas is unchangeable, please. So, we must make at least one contact with the acharya in life then his guidance and your practice of yoga and worship and study of holy book (even one page daily) would serve the purpose. But at least one personal meeting is necessary, please to brief the spiritualism etc. you may come here any time, please. Now I would advise you to study some of my spiritual books and see spiritual VCDs to enter the eternal knowledge of Vedas/spiritualism. Please, also tell if you know Hindi because the books are available in hindi and English. But the preach in VCDs is in hindi only. When you will study books, see VCDs and make contact with me through telephone. Then I think you would gain a lot, please. My blessing to you, for a long, happy life.

Abhishek: Swamiji I have been following celibacy for a couple of years now, I wanted to know if there are any stages or signs of celibacy to know that you are going on the right path. Please enlighten me.
Swami Ramswarup: If a person does not take any interest in opposite gender, even does not see dreams of opposite gender and maintains his power within himself always remains happy, it means he is doing well. He attains outstanding memory and extra mental and physical power.

Anil: Where is the location of Braham jyoti in human body?
Swami Ramswarup: Heart and agya charka, please.

Megrajh Rampersad: Pranaam Swamijee! I enjoy reading your answers to questions. It is the most sensible teachings I have come across. Swamijee, our puranic prints tell the public that according to the Vedas the soul goes to heaven, a place which is not permanent as the should returns to earth. They say that according to the puranas this is not so. Does the soul reincarnate? What happens to the soul at death? And what is the difference between the Vedas and the puranas? Are the puranas religious authority?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you for a long, happy life. Mostly, the people have forgotten about the eternal knowledge of Vedas and their attention has been diverted towards so many paths. Knowledge of Vedas emanates direct from God at the beginning of the earth and God originates the knowledge of Vedas in the heart of four Rishis of non-sexual creation. Vedas are self-proof and give perfect knowledge about the whole universe which includes science, form of pious deeds etc., and the eternal worship. In the said three educations, the knowledge right from straw to Almighty God exists. So it also includes knowledge, divine deeds and nature along with divine qualities of God, knowledge of eternal souls and knowledge of Prakriti by which all the matters of universe are created. So to be a complete learned person one must study Vedas as were studied by all ancient Rishis, Sri Ram, Sri Krishna Maharaj and all kings and their public.

Please read the article called 'After Death'. As regards difference between Vedas and Purann:
Vedas have not been written by any Rishis, man woman etc. Vedas have not been written by Almighty God. It is knowledge which emanates from God and is originated in the heart of four Rishis whereas Puranns have been written by someone. It has been popularized that Bhagwad Purann has been written by Vyas Muniji. But learned of Vedas do not agree.

Vyas Muniji has written only ten thousand shlokas of Mahabharat and Vedanta shastra in which the learned Rishi Vyas has described about formless, Almighty, omnipresent God. In Mahabharata he has also mentioned about the clan of Kauravas and Pandavas. He has written about Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj also in Mahabharat. But the views of Bhagwad Purann mostly are antagonistic to the views given in Mahabharata and Vedanta shastra.

Swami Dayanand has also proved that Bhagwad Purann has not been written by Vyas Muniji. All the ancient and present Rishi-munis and learned of Vedas like Vyas Muniji, Patanjali Rishi, Kapil Muni , Manu Bhagwan , Vishwamitra, Yagyavalkya etc., accept that to reach at truth, Vedas are self-proof i.e. if we have to decide truth then our views must tally with Vedas otherwise will be considered false. So the views of the Purann are required to be tallied with the Vedas which has been a typical task at present. For example- Puranns tell about Avtarwad but Vedas deny, etc.

Our eternal religious authority is four Vedas. After studying Vedas ancient Rishi-munis have written six shastras, Upnishads, Mahabharat, Valmiki Ramayan, and other Brahmin Granths. Because the said granths are totally based on Vedas therefore those are true. Still any sentence if does not tally with Vedas, that is considered unauthentic by our Rishi-munis and therefore not accepted.

Amit Dua: According to Mahabharata, Sri Krishna did Rukmini-haran. Did Sri Krishna go against the Vedas by doing this?
Swami Ramswarup: No, please, Sri Krishna Maharaj could never go against Vedas. Sri Krishna Maharaj studied Vedas under the pious feet of his Guru i.e., Rishi Sandeepan with friend Sudama. He always adopted eternal path of Vedas. As regards his marriage, Rukmanni loved Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj but Rukmanni’s brother did not agree with the proposal. Then Rukmanni sent a secret message to Sri Krishna Maharaj to take her away from the stated particular place. So, this was not against Vedas.

Dr. Harish Arya: Can we change guru?
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas tell several divine qualities of Guru. First of all he must be the learned of Vedas and Ashtang yoga philosophy. He must have control over his five senses, perceptions and mind. He always tells truth etc. if a guru does not have the said qualities then Vedas tell to change the guru. Please read the article 'About Gurus' on the website.

Dr. Harish Arya: As you are giving much importance to Brahamcharya and then you are saying that you must be grahasthi between the age of 24-48yrs, then i have been confused that what should a person do whether he should be brahamcharya throughout his life because it is beneficial for the person or should be grahasthi that is not beneficial for person himself?
Swami Ramswarup: Strict Brahamcharya is maintained in student life and before marriage. Thereafter when a person enters the family life Vedas tell to adopt some rules. When the person follows the said rules, he is considered brahamchari in family life also. So Arjun, Sri Krishna Maharaj were also Brahamcharies in family life. I have written a book on this topic named Brahamcharya –Ek Dukh Nivarak Divya Manni (in Hindi). The book is available with M/s Vijay Kumar Govind Ram Hassanand (Nai Sadak, Delhi) and you can purchase the book from there, please only if you so desire.

Anxious: Respected Swamiji, you told in your questions that somewhere in Atharva Ved this is written that if someone will steal a little bit part of Yoga philosophy, I will crush him by feet, please tell the number of mantra where this is written. In the same way, you told that Yajur Veda says the boy and girl should not give their heart to each other before marriage, kindly mention the number of this also. (I am asking this because, I like reading translations of Vedas, I want to read the above mentioned mantras in their complete context.)
Swami Ramswarup: Please study Yajurveda mantra 8/9 and 10 idea of which is that marriage must be arranged based on the good qualities of the boy and girl and nobody should give heart to the opposite sex before marriage. Besides of said mantra, several Ved mantras of all four Vedas state to maintain strict Brahamcharya before marriage. I have written a book named Brahamcharya –Ek Dukh Nivarak Divya Manni (in Hindi) about Brahamcharya. The book can be sent on receipt of your postal address if you so desire, please. The cost of book is Rs. 100/- excluding postal charges.

God is formless and requires no feet. In this connection, Yajurveda mantra 40/5 clarifies that God does not move because He is formless and omnipresent.

As regards stealing etc., Atharvaveda mantra 12/5/28 states that the Vedas voice eats away the progeny of those who tear Ved Vanni into pieces. Idea of the mantra is that those who destroy the pious, eternal qualities of Vedas, they face dive consequences in the shape of destruction of their families. Atharvaveda mantra 12/5/35 states that he who snatches away or steals the Ved Vanni, he is defeated badly. Atharvaveda mantras 12/5/40, 41, 42 and 43 state that he who steals the Ved Vanni, he becomes poor and Ved Vanni like a fire of pyre eats away the defaulter. I mean to say, 12th kand and sukta 5 of Atharvaveda declare the punishment to those who harm the Vedas. I have quoted very few ideas of the above quoted Ved mantras. This kand also contains the mantra wherein God states to crush the defaulter.

Jagdish Chander: Swami Ji kya Grihasti ko Langot pahnana chahiye.
swami Ramswarup: If grihasti desires to maintain Brahmachraya forever, then he must use langot otherwise not.

Amit Dua: Respected Swamiji, in supplement to my previous question regarding Rukmini-haran, I want to ask some more questions about Subhadra-haran i.e. Why did Sri Krishna help Arjuna in kidnapping his own sister? Secondly, these types of marriages come under which category - (1) Was it a Gandharva Vivah or anything else? (2) Was it Svayamvar or a type of love marriage?
Swami Ramswarup: I have replied about Rukmanni-haran. The case of Arjun is similar where Subhadra loved Arjun and i.e., why Sri Krishna helped her. These marriages come under “Brahma Vivah”.

Amit Kumar: Do souls have gender and who decides that what body soul will have? Are we prakriti or purush? What is sukshem sharera? What is matter? Is mind made by matter or it is just notion? Why is mind so important if we have to realize anything?
Swami Ramswarup: No, please. Soul does not have gender i.e., why in Vedas. Soul is called Purush. When the soul comes in womb, then he attains body. Body decides male or female gender. I have written a book named- Brahamcharya- Ek dukh nivarak divya manni. If possible, the book should be studied. Prakriti is non-alive and soul is alive. Our body is made of prakriti but soul is ever separate from body and prakriti. Soul resides in body but soul is not body. Here Prakriti means non-alive matter. It has three qualities- Rajo gunn, tamo gunn and Sato gunn. Purush means almighty god. The power of Almighty God acts in prakriti, with the result universe is created. Yes, mind is made of matter i.e., prakriti.
(1)The creation is eternal and automatic. There is no date of creation of the following:
God: Almighty God who is alive, immortal, formless, creates, nurses and destroys the universe. He never indulges in any maya, mahamaya, illusion and deeds (good or bad. Yajurveda Mantra 40/8 and Yog shastra Sutra 1/26 also refer)

Soul: Soul is alive, the purest, away from sins etc. but illusion covers the soul due to which soul has forgotten his original form and hence remains in sorrows, problems etc.

Prakriti: Non-alive and has three qualities. i.e., Raj, tam, Satva. At a proper time, the power of God acts in prakriti and the universe is created. So the creation is eternal and automatic. Therefore no question that why it has been or not been created. So is the case of the soul i.e., automatically srishti is created and automatically souls come in body of living beings according to good or bad deeds.

Suppose, soul does not acquire body then it is a law that soul will remain in Sushupt avastha (like in coma). So what will be the use of man or woman who remains in coma for years together?

Vedas: At the time of non-sexual creation, Vedas emanate direct from God and are originated in the heart of four Rishis. This all is for the benefit of human beings. So Vedas are also eternal as Vedas have not been written by anybody.

So wrong being in coma like stage is that soul will be considered lazy and will be of no use for himself and for others. People when see a person in coma, they feel sad and shower mercy for him. But I may tell here strictly that these lines are based on assumption only which is dangerous klesh as per Yog shastra Sutra 1/6 and 1/9 being Vikalp Vriti, I have explained this Vritti in comments (detailed description) of Yog shastra which may be read there. In short, Vikalp Vritti is that vritti in which one being a lazy person will be thinking and creating own stories, the fact of which is never seen on the earth. For example –kapil Muni in his Sankhya Shastra sutra 5/52 states that such false knowledge is like a thought that man has horn on his head which is totally false. Secondly if someone says that the man is carrying bow made of horns of hare/rabbit. Whereas rabbit has no horns.

(1) In Vedas God has advised only that if human being wants happiness and to be away from diseases, sorrows, tensions, problems, death etc, then he should follow the Vedas and must do worship of God, otherwise he may avoid Vedas and worship. So there is no compulsion in Vedas to worship God. On the contrary, it is mentioned “Swantrata hi karta” i.e., man or woman are free to follow or not to follow the Vedas but result will be awarded by God. So the knowledge of Vedas is given by the God for the benefit of human beings and not for the benefit of God. Secondly, We all use sun, moon, air, water, earth and every matter of the universe made by God for our benefit and the use their of is already mentioned in Vedas. Then we become happy to utilize the same but still remain in diseases, problems, sorrows etc. Therefore if we obey spiritualism of the Vedas, we will really be happy. This is preached by God in Vedas. So it is upto the people. They may or may not follow the Vedas.

Yes, the God is not affected whether we praise Him or not but people are affected. Why? If we worship, we remain the happiest and if we do not worship we always remain in trouble, sorrows etc. God is our commander and even like our father. Father nurses and so does God while providing us with food etc. So there is only Almighty and omnipresent power in the shape of God who only selflessly nurses us and makes all materials available to us for our benefit. So if in return we do not thank Him then we are indulged in thanklessness which is further a great sin. A gentleman always try to thank the others for the deeds which have been done for him for his benefit. But if we do not remember God who is really more than an ocean/source of all benefits to us then what why will we not be called the most thankless.

(2) Souls are uncountable but God is one who is omnipresent. The soul who has got moksha will remain liberated in the next creation also and he even experiences the time of final destruction and the time of next creation.

(3) I think, I have not used the words mentioned by you please i.e., God can take back the power of a liberated soul also if it is not acting according to Vedas. Please send my exact words. However, soul gets moksha and not body. A yogi who has got moksha touches electric wire knowingly or unknowingly he will die. But soul residing within his body will not be affected. Or somebody gives poison to a liberated person, the effect of poison will be in his body and he will die, then too soul always remains unaffected. Question of not following the Vedic path after moksha never arises, please.

It must be clear that universal laws are always unchangeable. So it is not possible that human beings previously were monkeys and thereafter the tail vanished away etc. as stated in Rigveda mantra 10/190/3 that the process of creation in each universe remains the same for example sun, moon, air ,water,human body etc ., made in the previous universe are the same in this creation of universe as well. So men, women were never made in the shape of monkey etc.

Sthool body means the body which is being seen. sooksham shareer contains five prann, five organs, five suksham bhoot, man and buddhi(mind/intellect). This sharer remains with the soul after death also. Third is the karann sharer wherein the soul remains in the sound sleep. This shareer is form of prakriti.

Mind i.e., mann collects the data from five senses and sends it to intellect (Buddhi). The buddhi then sends it to soul to decide action etc. So mind and intellect both are necessary to observe each matter of universe, to study, the Vedas, to do worship etc., to realise God.

Kamalopama Narayani Devi Dasi Tapasyogini Saktisiva Devi: Pronam prabhu, I have been studying your answers and have these concerns because what I have read in the Vedas contradicts what you are writing. One answer you stated there was no caste system, perhaps you meant not jati-vad, because I am including quotes from the Yajur veda which delineates caste or jati-kram. the other statement you made was that there was no animal sacrifice, but I have read about the elaborate horse sacrifice in the Yajur veda, to different gods, including the sacrifice of other animals as well. I cannot resolve these contradictions, your answers with the Yajur veda. your knowledge of Sanskrit is much more vast then mine and I am just learning the devanagari script and still do not know much vocabulary and grammar. I was initiated a braani in brahma gaudiya vaishnava sampradaya. My guru maharaj was Bhaktisvarupa damodar swami, now deceased. My present acarya is tapasyogi Nandhi Kalathi Natha a siddha yogi from Tamil Nadu who swept away everything and just said, no religion, no caste, no idols. My other question is. I have studied dharma shashtra by Rishi apastamba and he delineated all types of duties for the castes. Is this a bogus text book and I cannot find the definition for arab in a Sanskrit dictionary. I want to know what is the law in dharma shastra is it true that if somebody explains one letter in theVveda then that is your acarya, teacher. thank you for your advice.
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, please. There is no caste-system (jati-vad) in the Vedas. In this regard, I have quoted several times Yajurveda mantra 40/11 wherein the God has clearly mentioned that caste is not by birth but is determined based on the deeds of a person. Please locate the said Ved mantra and if it is not located then send this question again.

Secondly, there is no animal sacrifice given in Vedas. All four Vedas use special word “Adhwar”, the meaning of which is non-violence, i.e., perform the Yajyen where in there must be no violence.

No please, it is not true that even if someone explains one letter of Ved, then he becomes acharya/teacher. The knowledge of all four Vedas is required to be preached. You have not quoted the Ved-mantras where animal sacrifice is endorsed. Please quote. Sure the interpretation of such Ved mantras would be false. However, I have written a book in English, named- Protect the holy Cow- Say Vedas. In the book, I have quoted several Ved mantras which strictly prohibited non-vegetarian food and slaughter of animals. The price of the book is Rs.40/- excluding postal charges. The book can be sent to you on receipt of your postal address, if you desire. Please also read the article on Ashwamedh Yajyen.

Kamalopama Narayani Saktisiva Devi: Please illumine my consciousness. I don't know my gotra, I was told it is kasyapa. I am racially mixed and born in the USA and initiated brahmani. I don´t know my family history entirely because some were taken as slaves from Africa. My character is not so bad. I do get a little passionate at times about philosophy and questions regarding morality. I forgot the verses that are causing my confusion about no caste and no animal sacrifice. Yajur veda Kanda 2, Prapathaka 8, hymn i.8.10.c 5, 7 hymn 7.6.d 1, 8 hymn i.8.3.d. Bhagavad gita, which is not really a Veda but chapter 18, verses 41-44.
Swami Ramswarup: You have quoted- Yajurveda, kand 2, prapathak 8, hymn (i), 8.10.c etc. But Yajurveda has only chapter number and mantra number. Please quote correct reference. Geeta shloka 18/41 to 44. As I told above, that Yajurveda mantra 31/11 states that the classes of society (Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Shudra) are considered based on their deeds. For example- a boy takes birth in Brahmin family but he never studies Vedas and he has not controlled his five senses, five perceptions, mind and intellect but he takes non-vegetarian, food, addiction etc. Then he is considered shudra and vice-versa. Sri Krishna Maharaj in the above Geeta shloka also states that Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishyas, Shudra have different deeds and nature. Brahmin has qualities as quoted above, the warrior who protects nation and maintains justice is called Kshatriya and who has power to travel and distribute all types of goods to the public through his business, is called vaishyas and the person who has not studied well and does not have qualities of Brahmin, Kshatriya and vaishyas, he serves all the people to live upon and is called shudra but shudra are also human-beings and are not hated etc. In the remaining shlokas, Sri Krishna Maharaj has quoted different qualities/nature of the classes (division of society).

Chittaranjan: Poojaya Swamiji, "Brahm apni praja ke karmon ke phal ka theek theek vidhan karta hai." Accordingly, He decides the Jati, Aayu and Bhog on the basis of the actions of the Jeevatma. It stands to reason, therefore, that half the creation which is born as feminine gender, undergoes the part of the suffering as having been born as women; we may not know the specific karmas which qualify for being born as such, like any other cause and effect factors for our sufferings (bhog) but we cannot deny that Ling is also determined and decided by HIM. So, it should be correct to infer that Brahm alone decides the Ling along with the Jati, Aayu and Bhog of his Praja, as we are. It is said that the Atman has no Ling but the existence of the Ling cannot be denied. Can we deny the existence of the Stree-Jati itself? It may only be hypothetical to say that the Atman has no Ling. Your Abodh Balak.
Swami Ramswarup: Dear vatsa ji. My blessings to you. No doubt, the gender is based on the deeds of a person and decided by God. Decided means the divine deeds, nature and knowledge of Almighty God is automatic (Natural-Swabhavik) i.e., takes place automatically. So jeevatma takes his body accordingly.

Megrajh Rampersad: Swamijee, Pranaam! Our priests in South Africa perform ceremonies after the death of a person. Food is taken out and kept outside with the explanation that the soul of the deceased comes and enjoys the aroma of the food. Is this true? What is the Vedic teachings as regards death ceremonies? I do no accept that we can do anything for the dead. We must serve the person when alive.
Swami Ramswarup: Soul of the deceased never comes again to enjoy aroma of food etc. it should be known by everyone that God blesses us with human body. Then a baby becomes able to take milk from mouth and young man to take food from mouth and uses rest of the organs and mind etc., accordingly. When a man becomes dead, soul comes out from the body, and his body is cremated. Then the soul cannot eat, listen, taste, see etc., remains in Sushupt avastha i.e., like in coma till he takes next body. This all is mentioned in Yajurveda chapter 39, please.

As regards death ceremony, Yajurveda mantra 40/15 states- Bhasmantang Shareeram” i.e., human body must be burnt on pyre. After such cremation no deed is left to be done for the departed soul, say Vedas, please. Such cremation is called daah sanskar which is the sixteenth sanskar of human life.

Antyeshti is also a pious sanskaar. When soul goes out from the body and body thus becomes dead then cremation is called antyeshti sanskaar. This is also done while offering aahutis, in burning pyre (chita), of Ved mantras mentioned in 39th chapter of Yajurveda.

Cremation is mentioned 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. Soul goes out from the body then only body is declared dead. Soul is eternal and immortal and takes next birth according to deeds.

So, you are also right that services to parents, elders, relatives is to be rendered when they are alive because no one can do anything for the departed soul after death. Departed soul remains in the space for thirteen days in sushupt avastha (unconscious stage) the soul goes in womb under the control of Almighty God. The soul gets human, animal, birds or insects bodies based on his pious deeds or sins. So within the period of thirteen days, when soul remains unconscious in the space, nobody can do anything for the soul and after taking birth, when soul goes in womb, he is fed by the mother.

Manohar Lal Goel: Respected Swami ji, Pranam Recieved reply regarding re-birth of fore-fathers thanks. I have one more question regarding re-birth of humans as trees & vanspati, etc. Please explain in detail in how many shapes soul can take re-birth & for how much time?
Swami Ramswarup: Trees, vanspati come under udbhij yoni i.e., who are born from earth and are liable to be situated permanently at a place. The birth of soul takes place in numerous shapes and time is also awarded by almighty God based on previous deeds of the animals, birds, insects etc. And as regards human beings, the age is awarded, based on previous deeds as well as present pious deeds of person which increase his age.

Jay Wisdome: I have a question, is it true that woman's not can pronouns the word OHm and the gayaterie mantra and other mantras? Is there something written in the Vedas about this topic? What they are allowed or not?
Swami Ramswarup: No please, it is wrong that woman can’t pronounce OM. Actually body is called woman or man but not soul. We have been given human body to experience Almighty God. So soul has to realise God and not body. Therefore all spiritual preaches are equally applicable for woman or man.

So all four Vedas state that every soul in human body is entitled to study Vedas, to do worship and to realise God, please. Otherwise there will be favourism on the part of God which is quite impossible as the God is our supreme judge.

Shaswata: I have realized myself. Is soul brahma?
Swami Ramswarup: Your experiences stated by you that you have realised yourself is really a great achievement and you could know that you are soul. The views of present Vedant that soul is Brahma is not mentioned in Vedas, please. In this connection, I have written books named- Vedant and eternal philosophy of Vedas- Part I and II. I would advise you to read the books if you desire. If you have already received my books please confirm receipt. As far my personal experiences are concerned, as you have asked, it is a lengthy subject and nowadays, I am totally busy to perform annual Yajyen of four Vedas which will continue uptil 22nd of June, 2008. So, after 22nd June, I shall try to write something. Nowadays, I have to devote more than six hours in Yajyen daily and then in other spiritual writing works which take about five to six hours daily. I bless you heartily to continue your worship which is the main motto of your human life, please.

Amit Kumar: What is a mantra? Which mantra should be chanted?
Swami Ramswarup: Mantra means Ved mantra please. Otherwise, it will be shlokas, sutra etc. as per Vedas, the name of Almighty God, who is formless, omnipresent and Almighty, must be chanted, done jaap. The name of God is mentioned in Vedas, please. For example- Yajurveda mantra 40/15 states “Om Krato Smar” i.e., Oh Man! The doer of pious deeds, do the jaap: Om. However, the technique of doing jaap of holy name of God must be learnt personally from an acharya. ‘Bhagwatay’ means ‘most supreme’/’glorious’ God. ‘vasu’ means who gives shelter to live i.e., God. ‘Dev’ means “who gives everything to human-being” i.e., God. “Namah” means to bow or to give respect i.e., to give respect to adorable God. According to Vedas, astrology does not play any role in our life since it is not mentioned in Vedas. Kundli also is not mentioned in Vedas. It is man-made, please. Prakriti means non-alive element. It has three qualities- i.e., Rajo gunn, Tamo gunn and Sato gunn. Purush means soul and Param purush means Almighty, formless God. Soul is everything but is not independent. Therefore, God has provided soul with mind, intellect, senses, perceptions etc., by which soul does deeds.

Kamalopama Narayani Devi Dasi: Can you refute the scriptures about the cowherd boy being Vishnu, the immortal support of the universe? Rigveda mantra 1/164 (quoted) says that.
Swami Ramswarup: Every scripture which does not tally with eternal knowledge of Vedas, that emanate direct by God, is denied by all learned acharyas of ancient as well as present times. Yog shastra states vide sutra 1/7 that Rishis as well as four Vedas are the proof to decide truth. So the said statement as well as Vedas can’t be denied. You have stated Rigveda mantra 1/164 which is incomplete please. One means mandal one, 164 means sukta but mantra number has not been mentioned, please quote mantra number. However, there is no meaning of any mantra stating that sages would miss Vishnu on earth. However, after studying Vedas, performing holy Yajyen and doing hard practice of Ashtang yoga philosophy, when a yogi attains dharmmegh smaadhi as mentioned in Yog shastra sutra ………………., God appears in the heart of a yogi. As regards som, mentioned by you, it does not tally with any Ved mantra, please.

Virendra Jain: How to shed karmas in order to get salvation (Moksha)?
Swami Ramswarup: In order to get moksha, we have to do the pious deeds as mentioned in four Vedas, please.. So one must listen to Vedas from an acharya, then he should follow the Vedic deeds, must perform daily havan, name jaap and practice of ashtang yoga under the guidance of an experienced yogi. If you are interested then I would advise you to read some of the books written by me. You may also visit my ashram for learning Vedas as well as yoga philosophy, if possible. Otherwise, seek suitable acharya locally.

Ajay: What is Mahamritunjay jaap? How and when to read it?
Swami Ramswarup: Mahamritunjaya jaap is Ved mantra i.e., Yajurveda mantra 3/60. Please open www.vedmandir.com and on front page on display, you will find mahamritunjaya mantra. Please click the mantra and see details. Incase of any doubt, you are always welcome. A sinner is never left without being given punishment of his sins by God. Meaning of madbhakto means the worshipper of formless, Almighty God. Please clarify your meaning of chowpayee mentioned by you. Geeta contains eighteen chapters, please. So there is no Geeta shloka 50/2 as mentioned by you, please. Please quote correct number.
April 2008

Amit Kumar: What is the difference between Yajyen and Havan? Why are you doing Yajyen for two months? Does it take this long? How does one know if someone has freed from bondage of birth and death? I had a Taiji who died in Brahm Mahoorat. Will Taiji get salvation? When will pralaye happen?
Swami Ramswarup: Yajyen means where the Brahma i.e. acharya who knows four Vedas, is seated therein and he in the end delivers preach on Ved mantras.

Secondly, the meaning of Yajyen is – Dev Pooja, Sangatikarann, Daan. Dev Pooja means to serve mother, father, atithi, acharya and the Almighty God, the details of which are also available on this website.

Sangatikarann means to satisfy the learned acharya of Vedas by services and in return, to gain Vedic knowledge and knowledge of Yoga Philosophy from him. Daneshu means to donate goods, money etc., in Yajyen to the acharya/purohit etc. Not only for two months but Yajyen is performed regularly for years together and aahuti of mantras of four Vedas is offered daily and the meaning of ved mantras with ideas is listened from acharya. But simple agnihotra can be performed in homes daily without Brahma by uttering Sandhya mantras both times i.e., morning and evening. Yajyen is the best pious deed as well as worship of God, say Vedas and ancient/present rishis. No matter of the world can be made useful for human beings until we know about it. Preach of Vedas enables us to know about all the matters of world i.e., right from straw to Brahma in holy Yajyen.

The matter which has been made will sure be destroyed one day. Our body is made of five elements. So it has to be destroyed. Vedas state- “SAHA YAHA CHAKAAR SAHA JAJAAR” i.e., He who creates the body, He destroys the same one day. But the soul which resides in the body is immortal.

Your Taiji was not the body but soul. So her body is destroyed and not Taiji who will take next birth based on her deeds, please. Almighty God creates the world from Prakriti, then He nurses it and one day, He Himself destroys the whole universe. After a stipulated time, He again creates. The said process is eternal and immortal. So, final destruction of the universe is called Pralaya. Pralaya of present will occur after about one Arab years.

Gisele Beaupre: I would be very interested in knowing more about you and the process of realizing the self. Have you ever considered writing an autobiography? I wonder why more self-realized souls do not. I assume if you are considered an acharya that you are self-realized. I have read that part of the process of self realization is remembering your past lives as a means of purification. Of course it is not something that can be forced. I have a friend who considers herself a "shaman" and says she has had some recall etc. I know that the Vedantic teachings do not emphasize this...and certainly it can be a bit of a distraction. I can see how it is a bit small minded...considering the whole point is knowing that you in reality are all that is. That is pretty big though for most people to comprehend. So I guess I am wondering why do I know what I know? Surely I am thankful but I just don't know what I am doing and where I am going with it all, given where I live and work and who I am on the personality level etc. I suppose it is something I have to meditate on myself etc. it is not something that someone else can tell you right? "
Swami Ramswarup: All your views are appreciated. As regard autobiography, I have not yet made up my mind for the same, please.

Due to lack of knowledge of Vedas control on senses, perceptions and mind by practising Ashtang Yoga Philosophy under the guidance of learned acharya of Vedas for the last about five thousand years, very few souls are self-realised souls. I believe that mostly the saints who are against the Vedas, show themselves as a self-realised souls but according to Vedas, they are not so.

You know, soul is immortal and resides within body and the body is destructible. So everybody has to know himself i.e., soul under guidance of learned acharya of Vedas and Ashtang Yoga Philosophy. Yajurveda mantra 7/4 states “UPYAAMGRIHITAHA ASI MAGHAVAN SOMAM PAHI.” i.e., Oh aspirant! Attain salvation/realise yourself by doing hard practice of ashtang yoga philosophy. So proper guidance of Vedas and yoga philosophy is to be attained from an acharya then Yog Shastra Sutra 1/2 states “YOGASCHITTA VRITTI NIRODHAHA” i.e., practising Ashtang yoga Philosophy , the chitta vritti( i.e., faculty which imprints outgoing and incoming thoughts) are stopped, “TADA DRASHTU SWARUPEVASTHANAM” i.e., then the aspirant realises himself. So one must study Vedas and do hard practice of Ashtang Yoga to realise himself.

Deepak: I will like to invite you to conduct a Yajyen in Ahmedabad.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. Actually with the grace of God, for the last twenty eight years annual Yajyen for two months and more starts in April and ends in June. In the Yajyen, the aahuti of mantras of four Vedas is offered by all aspirants and the lovers of the Yajyen from all parts of India. So I shall be available to perform Yajyen with you in August/September 2008.

Monohar Lal Goel: Is there any method by which we can know in which our fore-fathers have taken birth and where?
Swami Ramswarup: No, please. It is not possible to know in which our forefathers have taken birth and where we have to deal with pious deeds, worship and discharge our moral duties etc., to burn our previous lives’ deeds to realise God only. So we must pay attention about our present deeds only. Otherwise also, life is short and tasks are more to be accomplished. We have to use every second of the life in the present pious deeds only, please. My blessings to you for a long, happy life. Reema: What mantras should be chanted by pregnant ladies? How can a working expectant mother keep herself relaxed?
Swami Ramswarup: At the stage of pregnancy, the lady must read Vedic culture. She must chant gayatri mantra both times daily and she should also do daily havan even with gayatri-mantra. Tips of pregnant ladies is on website, please locate and study.

Rekha Nautiyal: What are the qualifications of a 'Pativrata Nari' from a Vedic point of view?
Swami Ramswarup: Few qualities of Pativrata Nari described in Vedas are:
(1) Pativrata Nari is committed sincerely to her husband with mind and heart. She does not think even in dreams about other gents except for her husband.
(2) She is completely dependent on her husband like a creeper/climber who clings to the tree for support and nutrition.
(3) She is ideal wife who does daily havan/agnihotra, does name jaap of God, donates food on pious occasions.
(4) She keeps her house clean and is hard working, who cares for the health of her family.
(5) She is tolerant like the earth and sweet and peaceful like water, she utilizes the hard earned money of her husband intelligently and increases the wealth of her husband.
(6) She is proefficient in household jobs and provides pious, healthy food to family.
(7) She is learned of Vedas' knowledge, does not suffer from any ailment or disease since she exercises full control over her senses, perceptions and mind and is completely away from sins.

The qualities are innumerable but only few have been mentioned above. However, it is also pertinent to mention that similar good qualities are also to be maintained by husband, say Vedas. Hence, family life is like a chariot which has two wheels- one is wife and other is husband. So both i.e., husband and wife bear the responsibility of household obligations equally.

K D Gupta: Ramcharitmanas is not authentic because [ yehi ma raghupati nam udara] but because it contains the name of HANUMANJI who says [ram kaj kinhe bina mohi kahan vishram] which also emphasizes that the shloka 17/18 meaning would have been different in Geeta if it was asked by Arjun much before starting the yudh shankhbheri. The name of HANUMANJI is very authentic in itself. with your permission I want to quote a simple case when my son was very astonished when he was helped by Hanumanji by shaking his shoulders and giving visa to u.s. while authorities said no and he has taken a huge amount from MIT USA for attending conferences in France and Singapore.
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas tell only to worship eternal, formless, God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. Sri Ramji also got the knowledge of Vedas from his guru Vasishthji and did several pious Yajyen and did practice of Ashtang Yoga as is also stated in Valmiki Ramayan. Great warrior and brahamchari, Hanumanji was the Prime minister of Sugreev and when Sugreev became friend of Hanumanji then Hanumanji did service of Sri Ram which has become an example of ideal service in the world. Valmiki Ramayan states that Hanumanji was also a learned of four Vedas and the said fact was also told by Sri Ram ji in jungle to Laxman. We have to follow the path of Sri Ram and Hanumanji to realise the God and get long, happy life.

K D Gupta: Pranam as per Swami Madhusdana Saraswati Gita includes karma budhi and gyan respectivly in six and six and rest six bchapters but if 9 chapters tell budhi and rest 9 bhakti then where the karma stands as sloka per 17/18.
Swami Ramswarup: In four Vedas, God has given three educations:
(1) Gyan kand i.e., knowledge i.e., science regarding all matters of universe like sun, moon, water, human-bodies etc., especially in Rigveda.
(2) Karma Kand i.e., knowledge regarding form of deeds- pious and sins especially in Yajurveda.
(3) Upasana Kand i.e., real worship of God like Yajyen, name jaap, practice of Ashtang yoga philosophy especially in Samveda. Atharvaveda states about all the matters mentioned in above three Vedas including medical science.

Bhagwad Geeta is a Vedic preach delivered by Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj to Arjun. So based on Vedas' knowledge, Sri Krishna maharaj preached Arjun about Karmakand in first to six chapters, Upasana kand in next six chapters and Gyan kand in last six chapters. Bhagwad Geeta shloka 17/18 gives knowledge that if an aspirant does tapasya to get respect, honour, praise and services to his own body etc., or tapasya is done to deceive others then the said tapasya relates to Rajogunn i.e., the quality of Rajogunn produces sensuality, anger, greed, ego etc. So the said meaning is based on Vedas yet if it does not suit you then you may go ahead with your own views please.

Sunil: We are six member in our family an seventh is expected. We are happy family but in every fifth minute some problem start take place like kalesh. We don't understand what is this going on.
Swami Ramswarup: The problems are to be faced based on the result of our previous lives' deeds, please. However, the human life is blessed by God to overcome all the problems and to get salvation. Now, it is a problem that mostly the people are not interested to listen or to study Vedas knowledge which emanates direct from God. Vedas are self proof and the deeds or worship against the Vedas is not accepted by God being unauthentic. Vedas tell that every person while discharging his moral duties of Brahamcharya i.e., student life , then family life, then Vanprasth and sanyas life must get long, happy life at least of hundred years of age free from all problems, tensions, illness etc. In the whole life, one must only do pious deeds preached in Vedas and other holy books to overcome the problems. So I would advise you to chant gayatri mantra daily and to do havan daily with gayatri mantra. This will sure be beneficial for your entire family.

Mann: How can one control anger?
Swami Ramswarup: It is very difficult to exercise control over anger because it relates to Rajo, Tamo and Satogunn of Prakriti. Secondly, it relates to previous lives' and present lives' deeds also. Thirdly, very few want to control anger, sensuality, greed, ego, pride etc., because they usually do not follow the eternal path of Vedas which enables an aspirant to control the anger.

There is symbolic story in Chchandyogya Upanishad that once sense organ of eye, ear, nose, tongue and skin started fighting amongst each other to establish their own supremacy over others. Then eye was asked to fight against Kaam (sensuality), krodh (anger), lobh (greed), ahankar (pride). When eye was about to fight against the above vices, eye was attacked and defeated by the above vices. Similarly all the sense organs i.e., ear, nose, tongue and skin could not overpower the above vices. At last, Prann (breath) prepared him to fight and immediately all the vices together attacked the Prann but they were destroyed like a ball of clay which is hit against the mountain and gets shattered. Then, all the sense organs accepted the Prann (breath) as supreme power amongst all. It is symbolic story , the idea of which is that if an aspirant does prannayam under the advice of learned acharya of Vedas and Ashtang Yoga Philosophy, then only the anger etc., are controlled.

I mean to say that one must go ahead with his Vedic worship like name jaap, performance of Yajyen and Yoga philosophy , then one day he will be able to control the anger etc. , otherwise, the mere bookish knowledge and listening of pravachan etc., will be of no use. But worship should be continued by every person then only he will be able to reach the above stage.

This difference has also been mentioned by Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj in Geeta Shloka 2/59, Idea of which is that Oh Arjun! If a person has not realised the God then he would try to forcibly suppress his senses, perceptions and mind but the attachment of the senses, perceptions to vices like anger, sensuality etc., does not get finished. So when the suitable atmosphere becomes available, the person gets indulged in those vices. Similar views have been told by respected Rishi Patanjali in his Yog shastra sutra 3/9 that even of an aspirant who has studied Vedas and done hard practice of Ashtang yoga but has not realised God then he still attains wonderful stage where his kaam (sensuality), Krodh (anger), Ahankar (pride) etc., and nature of doing sins gets suppressed for some time i.e., becomes dormant, but is not completely destroyed and whenever the situation to commit sins becomes suitable, the tapsvi gets indulged in sins. As Sri Krishna Maharaj told in above Shloka that nature of doing sins etc., is totally burnt only after realisation of God so the Patanjali Rishi in his sutra 4/29, 4/30, 4/31, 4/32 states that yogi, who attains Dharmamegh Samadhi where he realises God, then only all his klesh i.e., sins/previous lives' deeds are totally burnt. So, in the absence of the above quoted knowledge of Bhagwad Geeta and Yog shastra but basically in the absence of knowledge of Vedas innocent people get entangled in the false, magnetising field created by false saints, who are against the Vedas and public surrenders her mind, intellect, bodies, wealth to the false saints who are looting the public. Such saints proclaim themselves to be Gods or claim that they have ontrolled their senses etc., but the true fact is stated above in Bhagwad Geeta shloka and Yog shastra sutra discussed above. So public must beware of false saints.

Phandeendra: What shall be the perfect meaning of detachment? Does it really mean to leave everything physically?
Swami Ramswarup: The real meaning of detachment is a person must listen to Vedas, do name jaap and havan and practice of Yoga Philosophy. He must do all pious deeds and fulfil moral duties which are known by listening Vedas and holy books. Then at a certain stage, automatically, he will feel that he is discharging his duties under the guidance of an unseen power but he is not entangled with any illusion. He would also thus make the best use of his assets religiously also. Only bookish knowledge or listening of preach etc., will do nothing if the knowledge is not hold with in heart and practised in daily life.

The said education is given in Yajurveda mantra 40/2 that while doing all the pious deeds and discharging moral duties , a person attains hundred years of ill free, happy life , detaching himself from all worldly affairs/attachments like attachment to assets, family, building, business, services, etc.

Mantra educates us that money, assets, family members and our moral duties etc., is not illusion and are not to be separated from us but we must listen Vedas and daily do the above quoted worship of God, duly detached. Duly detached means making the best religious use of the same.

Mallik: I am very much desirous opposite gender. Even meditation is not working out.
Swami Ramswarup: If you are not married then you must arrange for your marriage, immediately please. But you must be above twenty-four years and a good earning hand.

PSG: Swamiji, have you ever 'felt' God? Pranam.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. The answer to this question, I think will not be useful to anyone. Better, a person must know the motto of human life i.e., realisation of God and while discharging all moral duties, he must follow the true path to realise God. Again, my blessings to you.

Prakash: I do meditation. Sometimes while sleeping at night I feel I am not there and out of my body. I want to get up and move but not able to. In that state I ask God to help me and I feel I have reentered my body and I get up having a different feeling. This has happened to me many times. Also initially I could feel being pushed back into my body but now I feel I on my will want to reenter. Please guide me and tell me what is the meaning of this experience?
Swami Ramswarup: As you said, if the feeling which you have said is experienced while sleeping then it is of no use, please. If it could be in awakening stage then it becomes a great achievement.

Narender Sharma: According to Swami ji, one should start with Rigveda, but in Rigveda they keep on praising (and calling them for Yagya only) Indre devta, Aggni dev and other Rishis. So where is knowledge?
Swami Ramswarup: No, please. Rigveda does not only state about Yajyen. It mainly includes those mantras which tell about creation and every mater of the universe made of prakriti. Actually problem is this that people wants to study Vedas directly without making contact with learned acharya. That is why, the false saints have got a point to mislead the public telling that Vedas are difficult and Yajyen is only meant for swarg. Whereas both statements are totally false. The fundamental law to study the Vedas is that first of all Vedas are to be listened from a learned acharya so I would advice you to please follow the eternal tradition. So please make contact with local learned acharya of Vedas and listen the Vedas from his mouth. You may contact local Arya Samaj for this pious purpose because I am away and I can't teach you Vedas from here. Sri Ram and Sri Krishna Maharaj also did not read Vedas in the shape of book, but they listened Vedas from the pious mouths of Rishi Vasishth and Rishi Sandeepan respectively.

Mukta Anand: I am working with the company who are into the promotion of VED & PURANS. Initially we are going to start with RUDRA hawan. Could you help me out where will I get learned Ved brahmins to perform the hawan. And could you give me some source where I can find Yajman who will be really interested in performing such hawan. Please guide me.
Swami Ramswarup: Yajman is he who organises Yajyen and bears the expenses thereof according to his faith and financial capability. However, a learned purohit or learned acharya chants the Ved mantras and makes the Yajman to perform the Yajyen. However, in Vedas there is no mention about Rudra yaj please.

Gisele Beaupre: After my last email I continued to read online...going to chapter 15. I came across this verse. I have known this to be symbolic of course, but true..."Chapter 15, Verse 1. (BGita) The Blessed Lord said: There is a banyan tree which has its roots upward and its branches down and whose leaves are the Vedic hymns. One who knows this tree is the knower of the Vedas. (Swami Prabhupada's interpretation) Does that mean I intrinsically know the Vedas? Swami Shyam's interpretation: "he who understands this created universe to be like the indestructible peepal tree is said to know the Pure Existence. Pure Consciousness. Pure Bliss, the Vayd, or God. The roots of this cosmic tree project upwards as they grow in the ultimate ground of the Supreme being. Its stem is Brahmaa, the Creater and its leaves are the Vedas, the various parts of experience as they are drawn from every level of form. Arjun an ordinary human being has no ability to understand how creation issues from the Supreme Being, so I have given you this example of the long-living peepal tree." Swami Chidbhavanada's interpretation: "The blessed Lord said: They speak of an imperishable Aswattha tree with its root above and branches below. Its leaves are the Vedas; he who knows it is the knower of the Vedas." Aren't the Vedas...or leaves...each person seemingly incarnated, each org or consciousness containing a part of the overall puzzle or God within? Like strands of an indestructible chain of pearls being contained and permeated by Brahmaa, the creator? Perhaps I better take a look at a few Vedas. I wish you all the most effortless timelessness.
Swami Ramswarup: BHAGWAD GEETA SHLOKA 15/1 is as under:-
"UURDHVAMOOLAM MADHAHA SHAKHAMASHVATTHAM PRAHURAVYAYAM
CHCHANDANSI YASYA PARNNANI YASTAM VED SA VEDVIT."

(UURDHVAMOOLAM) whose root is upwards (ADHAHASHAKHAM) and whose branches are downwards (ASHVATTHAM) peepal tree (PRAHUHU) is called (AVYAYA) eternal. (YASYA) whose (PARNNANI) leaves are (CHCHANDANSI) Vedas (YAHA) the person who (VED) knows (TAM) the said tree (SAHA) he (VEDVIT) knows the Vedas.
Meaning: Whose root is upwards and whose branches are downwards that Peepal tree is called eternal. Whose leaves are Vedas, the person who knows the said tree, he knows the Vedas.
Idea: There are two types of meanings of Vedas: (1) Spiritual and (2) Literal.

Bhagwad Geeta gives Vedic knowledge. When Bhagwad Geeta was written by Vyas Muniji and preached by Yogeshwar Sri Krishna, at that time present holy books did not exist, so the meaning of the shlokas of Bhagwad Geeta will ever base on Vedic knowledge and not on present views. Vedas are eternal and emanate direct from God which Sri Krishna Maharaj studied along with Sudama in the Ashram of Rishi Sandeepan. Vyas Muni was also the philosopher of Vedas and Ashtang Yoga. Vyas Muniji wrote Mahabharat epic and Bhagwad Geeta is an extract of Bheeshma parv of Mahabharat. So nowadays it is a true necessity that Geeta must be commented and preached by those who are philosopher of Vedas and Ashtang Yoga Philosophy traditionally, as were Vyas Muniji and Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj. Now, come to the spiritual meaning of the above shloka according to Vedas, please. (UURDHVAMOOLAM) urdhva means the highest i.e., supreme and Moolam means shelter i.e., He who is supreme and shelter of entire universe i.e., God He creates, nurses the universe and enters there in the beginning of the earth and i.e., why He is called omnipresent.

So it is clear that without His being Omnipresent, there will be no activity in living-beings and in non-alive matters of universe. That is why He is called Moolam -is shelter of entire universe. So the meaning of (UURDHAV) is supreme God and His reason (karann) to create the universe is Prakriti as is mentioned in Rigveda mandal 10, sukta 129. That is why shastras state "UURDHVADEV" that the name of God is "UURDHVA" because He is Supreme in the universe. Rigveda mantra 10/129/7 states that the God is Lord of Prakriti and souls i.e., whole creation.

Rigveda Mantra 10/99/7 also states about the God that (SAHA) the God (UURDHVA+SANAHA) is Supreme in the universe, based on his divine, unlimited qualities. So keeping in view the said eternal proof of Vedas there should not be any doubt about the meaning of "UURDHVA". Now come to "ADHAHASHAKHAM". As stated above, the reason (karann) to create the universe is Prakriti because as per Yajurveda mantra 2/26 God is "Swayambhu" i.e., Neither God is made from any matter nor any mater can be made from God.

So God is "Nimit- Upadan Karann" of the universe i.e., God's power acts in non-alive Prakriti and then creation starts i.e., God creates the universe from Prakriti. "ADHAHA" means downwards. God is "UURDHVA" i.e., Supreme so "ADHAHA" is Prakriti which is below to God and as per Rigveda mantra quoted above, God is also the Lord of Prakriti. (ASHWATTHA) means the whole world which is symbolically called here as the tree of Peepal. Rigveda mantra 1/164/20 also states the same truth that ( SAMANAM VRIKSHAM PARISHASVAJATE DWA" that God and soul, both reside in the body of whole universe.

Kathopnishad shloka 2/3/1 also states "ESHAHA SENATANAHA ASHWATTHAHA" i.e., this world has been called here (SANATANAHA) eternal (ASHATTHAHA) Peepal tree. The Peepal tree has been called here "SANATAN" i.e., eternal. The creation, nursing and destruction is eternal i.e., why "ASHWATTHA" i.e., whole universe has been called here eternal. That is why in above Geeta Shloka, the tree of Peepal is called "AVYAYA" i.e., eternal and when the creation begins and world gets created then one can say that the process of creation of the present universe begins (aadi). Vedas are the leaves of the world. In the world, when we see the trees, we know that they give us pure, fresh air to survive and save the traveller from hot sun rays and tired traveller feels fresh etc. Similarly, the knowledge of the Vedas, enables a person to destroy his previous lives' sins resulting in removal of tensions, sickness, problems etc. Vedas give us eternal, pure, evergreen knowledge to live happily in the absence of Vedas' knowledge, the life of human being ruins. The knowledge of Vedas gives permanent peace and even salvation.

So the Bhagwad Geeta shloka states that the person who knows this secret, he actually know the Vedas. Here it must be cleared that he who knows the literal and spiritual meaning of above shloka will not be called learned of Vedas.

Actually, as stated in Yajurveda mantra 40/7 that he who has studied Vedas first and after doing hard practice of ashtang Yoga, has realised God, he only overcomes the tensions, problems sickness worries and death etc. So, such person only knows the real meaning of above shloka, who has studied Vedas and has done practice of Ashtang Yoga. Mere bookish knowledge will not serve the purpose, but Kenopnishad shloka 4/8 states that mere bookish knowledge and its preach and listening is insult of knowledge of God. Upnishad further states that basis of attainment of knowledge and realisation of God is study of four Vedas, Brahamcharya and practice of Ashtang Yoga etc. So first study of Vedas, performance of Yajyen and practice of Ashtang Yoga under the guidance of learned acharya is stated to be necessary by the Vedas otherwise Kapil Muni states in his Sankhya Shastra sutra 3/81 "At It Andhparamapra"- there will be propagation of tradition of blind faith.

So your experience also counts here, because you yourself are stating that knowing of banyan tree does not mean that you have acquired the knowledge of Vedas. So in our country, until the tradition of self-made blind faith is stopped by challenging those who do not know Vedas and have not practised Ashtang Yoga Philosophy, the peace can not be maintained and corruption, blind faith, injustice dishonour to woman etc., can not be overcome.

Anonymous: Kya atma to karam karane me parmatma prenana deti hi?
Swami Ramswarup: Asheerwad. Yadi insaan acche karmoin kee taraf bardta hai tab Parmatma usey achchye karam karne kee prernna deta hai, prnatu pap-karam karne kee prernna nahin deta. Eeseeliye kahtein hain ki Ishawr uskee madad karta hai jo apni madad apne aap achche karmoin dwara karta hai. Bure karam karne ke liye Ishwar rokta nahin hai. Yes, swayam atma se ek dar paida hota hai ki bura karam na karo prnatu adhiktar bhrasht man aur budhi ess achchee prernna ko dba deti hai aur jeev pap-karam mein lipt ho jata hai. Atah jeev achche yaa bure karam karta hai, Parmatma karmoin ke anusaar achcha yaa bura fal deta hai.

Dr. Udai Narain Sinha: Is there mention to Mahabharata or any other Hindu scripture in Quran? And if Mayan civilization are considered to exist in 3112 B.C then is their mention to Indus civilization in their scripture which say that there would be Mahapralaya in 2012 A.D.?
Swami Ramswarup: I think there is no mention about Mahabharata and Hindu scriptures in Quran Sharif. There will be no Mahapralaya in 2012 A.D.

Nitu: How to improve financial condition?
Swami Ramswarup: Financial condition is always improved by earning money, by doing hard work. If you are marries then your husband must seek the source of income through business or by doing overtime. If you are unmarried then your father, brother must do the same.

Suman: Is it true that every person gets the fruit his/her deeds in next JANMA, not in the present Janma? If this is so, then who will care of doing good only?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, please. The result of pious deeds and sins of this life are to be faced in the next births and in the present birth we are facing the result of previous lives' deeds. However, the sins done against a learned acharya of Vedas and yoga philosophy who has controlled his senses, perceptions and mind and always does the deeds of benevolence, will have to be faced in this birth. Vedas tell that we must never bother about past and future because human life will only be able to make future bright and to have long, happy life based on his present, pious deeds. For example- Patanjali Rishi in Yog shastra sutra 2/16 States "HAYAM DUKHAM ANAGATAM" that the sorrows, problems, death etc., which will have to be faced in the coming days, months or years must be destroyed now i.e., before facing them. It means our present, pious deeds based on Vedas kills our previous lives' sins or bad deeds which we have to face in present life. So, one will have to bother about present pious deeds. If not, the nature will have its own course. So we get the result of present pious deeds in present life since our present pious deeds kill the result of bad deeds of previous life.

PSG: Why am I? Pranam Swami ji, For what I am here for, why am I not like a stone.? Like so many other people, they born they die, their existence rather makes a little or no difference at all to the surroundings or to the mankind or to the living/nonliving beings, same like a stone whose existence makes a little or no difference (until it is shaped-up in some useful tool or a brick). Am I a stone or my existence would ever have a value addition to mother earth and its constituents?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. We must understand the eternal knowledge of Vedas which says that our body is made of non-alive prakriti which gets destroyed one day but we reside within our body. Here the meaning of 'we' is alive souls which are innumerable, eternal and immortal. The soul comes in womb based on his good or bad deeds. The process of such birth and thereafter death and again birth is under the command of lord of universe i.e., God.

The said process of death and birth is also eternal and everlasting. Again see that you are eternal and immortal soul and you have also been blessed by God with human body.

As told above, soul being eternal has no reason of its being or not being. So soul is neither created, originated etc., nor dies. Therefore no question of - why am I? etc.

Being or not being is not in the hands of soul because soul is always under the control of almighty God. Secondly, soul is bound due to his good and bad deeds of previous lives and present too which is the reason of his taking different types of bodies. Such questions arise actually when soul feels problems, tensions etc. God has given us the human body to burn all our previous deeds which are the reason of our birth and to attain salvation. The soul being indulged in illusion since last so many births is not able to understand the said spiritual knowledge and therefore takes birth(bodies), death and rebirth, etc.

For example: If a person does crime and is awarded ten years punishment of imprisonment. So in jail, he is not free to fulfil his desire to go out, to walk in markets etc. similarly, we are bound to spend our lives according to the rules and regulations of Almighty God, here our desire will have no value. So there is no value to become stone etc. We will be free only after attaining salvation, as quoted above.

When a person exists or dies, it cannot be told that his existence makes no difference to relatives or atmosphere. When a baby is born everybody becomes happy. The baby makes others happy and others try to make the baby by his nursing etc. When the baby gets education, is settled and enters family life then he makes several contacts with relatives. When he dies eventually, relatives start weeping and in some occasion due to his death, the family, business and other comforts of family are effected therefore death, birth of person affects the family, society and even nation. Example - John F Kennedy, Mrs. Indira Gandhi and other famous dignitaries died and their death affected the whole world.

Ajay Gayadin: Is the 18 books of purans important? Or our the 4 books of Vedas?
Swami Ramswarup: At the time of beginning of the earth, the knowledge of four Vedas emanates from God and is originated in the heart of four Rishis. This knowledge contains the knowledge right from straw to brahma and is a self-proof. Our ancient rishis, Sri Ram, Sri Krishna Maharaj, Dashrath, Harishchandra and their public adopted it and spread it all over the world for the benefit of the public. it is a matter of about one Arab, ninety-six crores, eight lakhs, fifty three thousands years ago. The learned of the Vedas and all ancient Rishis whenever want to reach at truth, they tally all matters with Vedas which is unchangeable a fundamental law. Puranns have been written during the time of King Bhoj i.e., about seven-hundred years ago and Vedas are ancient as quoted above.

Vedas have not been written by any man, woman, Rishi-muni but Vedas emanate direct from Almighty God i.e., Vedas are the immortal preach of God. Whereas Purann have been written by men. So many saints say that Puranns have been written by Vyas Muniji but all the learneds who know Vedas and know qualities of rishis and who know Vyas Muniji, they do not agree with the said view. They say that in several issues Puranns do not tally with Vedas. Bhagwad Purann has been written by some Bopedev.
So Vedas are the eternal knowledge which emanate direct from God and is equivalent to God.

Tarun Goel: Thanks for appreciating and answering my views. Now you say go for an ACHARYA, study Vedas, know India, know Indian culture, etc. This life is short and we have got at the most 60-70 years. In these years we need to go to the school upto 18 years, for next 4-5 years we need to go to college. Now we become 23 years old, next 10-20 twenty years fight for survival. Now total becomes 43 years. If then we start looking for an acharya then God knows what will be a person's age at the moment he achieves REAL KNOWLEDGE. Bhavishya Puran mentions about caste system.
Swami Ramswarup: Once a disciple of Shankaracharyaji put forth a question to him that if whole world will be saint, then what will happen? Shankaracharyaji told, you are talking about the future, which is not good, you must deal with present only. So one should do pious deeds always in the present times, these pious deeds increase the life, comforts and maintain peace. Nobody can fix his age because it is always in the hands of God and God decides based on our previous lives' good or bad deeds. The study of Vedas is an order of Almighty God and the said order is applicable to all humans, no caste system but God says that human-beings are free to obey or not, but the result of obeyance and disobeyance is awarded by God . But you must continue to be on your firm decision and worship God accordingly.

Prashant: If we all, i.e living and non-living are the particles and elements of Supreme Him' then how come we can be different than him? I do believe that a 'Brick' used to built a 'House' is not a 'house' in itself; but surely it is a "Part' of that House, Similarly don't we complement each other, since we all are 'His' particles here or anywhere in the universe.? When they say a 'Soul' never dies and all the souls are a part of 'Supreme Soul' and after its due cycle of 'Janam & Mrityus' the soul lies in supreme soul; called 'Moksh', then how come we are separate? Swamiji, I do agree that 'Neither this universe is created by us, Nor it is being run by us', but certainly we do play an significant role as its constituents, as we are created by 'Him', so are we not 'close' to 'Him' if not like 'Him'.? 'Would 'That' always signify 'God'.? Swami ji, I do not intend to offend you with my questions, please treat me a a fool or sheer ignorant who is trying get enlightened through wise-men like you. Pranaam.
Swami Ramswarup: All living and non-living matters are not particles of almighty God, please. Yajurveda mantra 40/8 clearly states "Avrannam" i.e., God can't be broken into pieces. Brick is non-alive matter made of prakriti and is destructible but God has not been made from any matter and is also not destructible.

Soul is not a part of Almighty God because God cannot be divide into pieces. If soul would lie within or get merged in God then how soul would experience the divine pleasure in salvation? So, soul does not lie within or get merged in God. God does not create the soul. He creates human body. He clearly states in the Vedas that this human body is meant for the study of Vedas, discharging of moral duties and pious deeds etc., to realise God.

In Vedas there are three matters: non-alive prakriti, alive souls and alive Almighty God. God creates universe from non-alive Prakriti- including Sun, moon, water , air etc., including all bodies of living beings. Soul gets body according to his previous lives' good or bad deeds, He , according to Rigveda mantra 10/135/1,2 , faces the result of his previous lives' deeds and does new deeds in the present life which are to be faced in the rebirth. The soul who, while discharging all his moral duties and pious deeds, worships God under the guidance of a learned acharya, he gets salvation. My blessings to you for a long, happy life.

Gisele Beaupre: Yes I am sure there are still some adorable rishis still to be found in this realm. There are many temptations in this world and I myself have been subject to many of them. I am aware that we will all have to answer for our discrepancies etc. in the scenarios that we get to be reborn in, which are of our own design. I have had some glimpses of the reality of the One at the back of this very complex illusion but have not consistently been able to stay in a place of non-attachment or Vairaagya or self-realization. I am blessed though with some insight into who I am and what this world is. I have not studied the Vedas per se but have studied the Bhagavad Gita, Patanjali, the Upanishaads, and the Ashtavakr Gita. All are wonderful books of pure knowledge which I truly value. I know they are real and powerful given the way they tend to illustrate themselves to me. My particular favourites are the first three verses of Patanjali, incl...Book 1 v23...Ishwaar pranidhanat va...and Chapter 7 verse 7 of the B.Gita. Can you suggest a particular version of the Vedas that has the Sanskrit and the transliteration? Perhaps something I could download? My little insights are minor still they falter...that is not very inspiring. They are however...out there as examples of what not to do I suppose. Perhaps that is their sacrifice. (Absolute power corrupts!) but in reality they are dust particles in the whole of the self...so its is important to keep it all in perspective I guess...which is difficult considering the vastness...of stillness. Good luck with your own practice and hopefully you will keep on track towards God realization.
Swami Ramswarup: Your views are highly appreciated and my blessings to you. You know at the beginning of earth, knowledge of the four Vedas, emanates from God and is originated in the heart of four Rishis. So to determine the truth in human life, it is necessary to listen, study Vedas. In the absence of the Vedic knowledge under the guidance of an acharya, we have to study only the views of the person who has given his own comments on Geeta, Patanjal Yog Darshan, etc. Whereas the said holy books were written by the learned of Vedas and knower of Ashtang Yoga Philosophy. So I would advise you to read the following books first to enter the Vedas knowledge if you so desire:
(1) Vedic Satsang Sangrah (in Hindi) -Part 1
(2) Vedas - A Divine Light (English)
(3) Yajyen- Karma Sarvashreshtha Ishwar pooja (Hindi)
(4) Patanjal Yog Darshan (Hindi- commented based on Vedas) part-1
(5) Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta (Ek Vedic Rahasya in Hindi -1st six chapters)
(6) Yoga- A divine Vedas' Philosophy (English)

Books can be sent on receipt of your postal address please. I am sure the study of above books will give you vast knowledge about Prakriti, souls, nature, that too based on eternal knowledge of Vedas. Rebate can also be given to you on above books since you are an aspirant and study spiritual books.

K D Gupta: One writer says while explaining 'shabdbrahmativartate' that these days a common sadhak has become far from Vedas etc. and has wanting a narrow easy path to approach the Vedas knowledge. How if he attains from Ramchritmanas?
Swami Ramswarup: If possible, please study first six chapters of Bhagwad Geeta written totally based on Vedas in the shape of a book named-"Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta, -Ek Vedic Rahasya. The correct meaning according to Vedas of Stanza: "SHABDABRAHMAATIVARTATE" is mentioned therein. However, Shabda -Brahma means Ved Mantras. Ativartate-means- to supersede. That is, the real aspirant does not need Ved mantras. Actually, it does not mean that aspirant need not to study the Vedas. Shabdabrahma means Ved mantras. In Shantiparv of Mahabharat, Bheeshma Pitamaha states to Yudhishthir that first of all knowledge of shade Brahma i.e., Vedas is attained and thereafter Parbrahma. Parbrahma means realisation of God. Samveda mantras states that the pious deed of listening of Vedas and to do the havan never goes in vain. It is carried in the next birth i.e., if an aspirant has studied Vedas in previous life then in present life, he will know the Vedas automatically without study. Similarly, Geeta shloka 6/44 states that the "POORVABHYASEN" due to the effect of the hard practice of Vedas and yoga Philosophy, the aspirant supersedes literal meaning of study of Vedas. Why does he supersede? Because he learnt the entire knowledge of Vedas in his previous life otherwise there is no of question to supersede.

One thing more, no easy path has been made by God. However, self-made worships have created the same. So he who wants to worship the God by means of self-created bhakti of saints etc., they can go ahead otherwise fundamental laws of nature are unchangeable. Suppose, for the last about twenty-five hundred years the public is worshipping God without Vedas but before the said period, only knowledge of Vedas existed and was followed by the people because there was no other alternative path. So all our Rishi-munis, raj rishis and public did hard tapasya, to study Vedas, doing Yajyen and practice of Ashtang Yoga. Then they realised the Almighty God . Now, suppose, we follow the easy, narrow path which is not mentioned in Vedas. It means God did favour with the public of Kalyug and as regards public of Satyug, Treta, Dwapur, God did not favour them instead asked them to do hard tapasya which is wrong because there is no favourism in Al mighty God and His fundamental laws are always unchangeable.

J V: Are there any cure for Thyroid problems by Yoga? Moreover, are there any specific yogas to be observed during menopause.
Swami Ramswarup: In the initial stage of Thyroid, one should take about three leaves of fresh tree of Gauva, empty stomach in the morning. The leaves must be washed with fresh water, carefully so that no germs remain. Some asans and the method of Prannayam must be learnt personally from an acharya, so you can locate the Yoga teacher locally please, being away, I can not teach you from here. Daily havan even with Gayatri Mantra will also help. However, you should also take medical advice in addition.

C K Vatsa: Poojaya Swamiji, Dhanyawad. You have given the meaning in detail about the Mantra_ Yayu Anilam... Actually, what I meant was that if I concentrate on the meaning and Jap of Om, is that sufficient for me to leave this world and carry the necessary Samskaras to get a a human body in my next birth and carry forward my aim and mission to get out of the cycles of Birth and deaths at least in my next incarnation. I have no other desires left in me. Dhanyawad.
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, the name jaap of Om and daily havan at this stage will fulfil your pious desire of getting rebirth in the shape of human-being. My blessings to you.

Sreelekha: Age of Sri Ramchandra at the time of exile in Ramayana?
Swami Ramswarup: Sri Ram Chandraji was thirty-seven years old when he was exiled.

Vaibhav: Can chanting of Maha Mrityunjay Mantra daily is the remedy for ill effects of Shani Mahadasha?
Swami Ramswarup: Knowledge of Vedas is eternal and emanates from eternal God whatever there is in Vedas, that is true and against the Vedas is not true. The mater of Shani Mahadasha does not exist in Vedas, please. So, no need to be scared. As regards, Mahamritunjaya, please locate its description on website, when you will open Ved-mandir site, you will find main updates in which you can locate otherwise you can write again to me.

N M: What should a lady do to prevent pain and side effects during special times?
Swami Ramswarup: One should chew fresh guava leaves every morning empty stomach, should take Ayurvedic tablets M-2 tone (two tablets twice after meals) and two tablespoons full of Ashokarishta twice a day after meals.

Sarwan Kumar: How did the sea water get salty?
Swami Ramswarup: It is natural please. Not man-made. For example if somebody question how the water has formula of H2O then naturally, the answer would be the same i.e., natural. That is why , we must wonder and guess that the power who has made the matters in some fixed ratio/atoms which the mankind is not able to create , the name of such power is called Almighty and we must worship the Almighty God who is formless, omnipresent and creates , nurses and destroys the universe.

Tarun Goel: You yourself said that our society is responsible for caste system for 2000 years. Now what is society? I think society is a fake word, i say it doesn't exist,and even if it exists then it exists in term of a group of individuals existing individually not in crowd. I can see and talk about only my age i.e. 22 years, can't say anything about past ages, who knows they ever existed or not! We are having the fake societies around me and you, where people are not there real selves but they are just mass and crowd. But I think and I believe that 2000 years before the regime of British and Mughals people were intelligent enough to "know" and "live", and now you say that we are carrying these prathas and all with us since that time. This means people were as good at that time as they are now, no difference! And I don't think this is possible, I really believe in Hinduism and I really appreciate GEETA because I know it is eternal if understood properly, but if GEETA is to be understood then what's the use? If Vedas are to be understood, Shastra are to be understood then what's the use? A common man is not supposed to understand such hard terms, he is supposed to earn his bread daily and then if someone or something is there to let him know about MOKSHA and all then he'll get it otherwise he'll just land in the CASTE SYSTEM. To make my point clear see I am an engineer student, and if I have to make my mother understand what I study in college, I won't tell her about geo-technical terms or structural terms rather I would tell her about soil and roads, so same is the case with Vedas, why are they written in such language which is equivocal enough to give rise to CASTE SYSTEM. Now second thing Ignorance in BHARAT doesn't make any sense. What about the greatness of Bharat? What happened to all the Vardaans and blessings? Why we had to suffer? Why we are behind the western countries? What is the reason?Our DARSHAN is reason? or our ADHYATAM is the reason? Or the simple reason is we don't want to exist! We just want to follow, is this is the reason? Please answer. And if you find any of my words offensive then I apologize.
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas, shastras, Upnishads, Bhagwad Geeta and other ancient holy books written by Rishis do not say about caste system. If the public could have been learning the Vedas and said books from learned acharya then the public would have been learned and never had accepted caste system. After Mahabharat war, the education of Vedas declined gradually and then arrogant made their own ways of worship and caste etc., which is totally against the Vedas. So those who made their own ways of worship may be called society and public being innocent and have been accepting as yet. So there is a great need to spread knowledge of Vedas amongst public. The study of books alone i.e., science, maths etc., is not enough until simultaneously the study of Vedas also continues. Both the studies make the man learned.

Bhagwad Geeta is not eternal please because it was written by Vyas Muniji about five thousand three hundred years ago. And the matter which has been made is not eternal. Vedas, prakriti, souls and God are eternal because the said matter has not been made by anyone. So they are eternal and immortal. Geeta and all scriptures, at the time of final destruction of universe, will also be destroyed and in the next new creation, the present books of any kind will not exist. However, Geeta, Valmiki Ramayan, Shastras, Upnishads etc., contain eternal knowledge therein which is based on eternal knowledge of Vedas because the said books were only written after studying Vedas. So Geeta contains eternal knowledge and is therefore accepted by all. Yet Geeta does not contain the vast and all subjects mentioned in Vedas because it was the limited Vedic preach by Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj to inspire Arjun to take part in the religious war.

If the fundamental, eternal laws and the motto of the life is not understood then what is the use of life. We all are living in a society and a nation. Vedas tell us how to live in a society and in a nation and how to gain the motto of human life while discharging moral duties and what are those moral duties? Otherwise, there will be no difference between human-beings and living-beings. We need education, progress in science, we want army, police to maintain law and order and peace in nation and so other needful objects which have been fully described in Vedas. You see, what is the use of backward tribes living in dense jungles as uncivilised people. Had there been no use of Vedas then sure God had not blessed us with the knowledge of the Vedas, at the beginning of the earth. So there is a need to understand Vedas, please and when Vedas will be understood then all the matters and holy books of universe will be understood.

Why a man is called a common man? Because, he by any means could not study Vedas and could not be a learned man for which there is no excuse, please. Because Vedas, Bhagwad Geeta, Valmiki Ramayan and other holy books reveal that motto of our human life is to make contact with learned acharya to listen Vedas to perform holy Yajyen etc., to realise God. When we are not following the path to realise God, while discharging our moral duties then what would be the use of human life, we will also be equal to animals as said by Vyas muniji in Mahabharat epic. So ignorance is not excused please.

Hard worker, who knows about the motto of life is never called common man even if he is poor like Kabir etc., and a rich man even if he is a king is worst than common man if he does not know the motto of human life like Ravann, Duryodhan, Kansa, Aurangzeb etc., that is why, in Vedas, ignorance is no excuse.

All Vardaans and blessings were obtained by Rishis, Rajrishis and public of that time who were hard worker, achieved progress in spiritualism and worldly pious affairs. Blessing is a personal matter and everyone should be hard worker like those ancient people whose pious deeds and character has been mentioned in Mahabharat, Valmiki Ramayan etc. because the main eternal Indian culture i.e., Vedas are not being studied. That is why, western culture is being adopted. I am pleased with your views, I bless you and you are welcome at all times, please.

Raju Paralkar: Respected Swami Ramswarupji, Pranam . 1) Kindly comment on Yam and Niyama , How one can try to adher to same. 2) Are there any Asanas or SHUDHIKRIYA for restoring/repairing internal Stomach lining. Could you please advise? Pranam.

Swami Ramswarup: (1) In short the comments on Yam and Niyam are as follows:- Yam:
i) Satya(truthfulness) -to adopt and practise truth in mind, in speech and through deeds.
ii) Ahinsa (non-violence)- to leave violence, at all times, in all places and to all living beings. So how a person would even think to kill or to harm, cow or any living being.
iii) Asteya (abstaining from theft)
iv) Brahamcharya (celibacy)
v) Aprigrah (not to store the articles more than requirement, self- abnegation)

Niyam:
i) shauch (cleanliness), ii) snatosh (contentment),
iii) Tap (austerity), iv) Swadhyaya (study of Vedas and holy granths, name-jaap of God as per Vedas)
v) Ishwar prannidhanani (complete faith in God and dedication of all pious deeds to Him i.e, to perform deeds without deserving the result)

(2) Balanced diet, morning walk , consumption of plenty of water daily, light exercise and practice of Yam, Niyam, asan and prannayam are beneficial please but Yoga philosophy is learnt personally from an acharya.

Chittaranjan: Poojaya Swami ji, I have been contemplating on the teachings of Ishopanishd for quite sometime now. I am 82 plus . I do not feel like reading anything else now except reading and to imbibe the teachings of Ishopanishad. I always recite and contemplate on "Vayu Anilam Amritam..." I would like to exit from this life on reciting Om and carry no other "vasnas' or unfulfilled desires from my present life. Do you think it is a correct approach for me? I need your blessings.
Swami Ramswarup: Ishopnishad is just similar to 40th chapter of Yajurveda. The Yajurveda mantra 40/15 states: "VAYURANILAMAMRITAMATHEDAM BHASMANTANG SHAREERAM, OM KRATO SMUR, KLIBE SMUR, KRITANG SMUR."
Meaning:- (KRATO) Oh! Soul, the doer of deeds, at the time of death (SMUR) remember (OM) the name of God which is Om. (SMUR) remember (KLIBE) your own form and God. (SMUR) remember (KRITAM) about the deeds done in whole of your life (VAYUHU) Dhananjaye air (ANILAM) holds the air from which it was made. Further the anil air merged (AMRITAM) which immortal matter. (ATH) and (IDAM) this (SHAREERAM) human body (BHASMANTAHG) is destroyed at the end.

The mantra indicates that at last the cremation of the human body is performed. Those who since the childhood remember the God by listening to Vedas, performing Yajyen and name jaap then the soul automatically at the time of death also remembers God. So a person must obey the preach/order of the God in Vedas and must do worship accordingly. We have sure to face the result of all deeds so we must be careful to do only pious deeds and to follow eternal, religious path of Vedas and must ever leave the sins. So, it will be better if we perform daily havan even with Gayatri Mantra. Please, also chant the name of God, Om, daily and both times and study Vedic books. One must overcome the death but never be afraid of it. Based on his deeds one has to take rebirth, so the cremation will be of destructive human body and not of soul. Please, remember, everyone is soul and not body.

If you are able to see VCD, then I will sure send you my VCD in which Vedic preach is there. Please remember me if I can be of any help to you from here.

Rashmi: Dear Guruji at times the worldy things hold no meanings but you have to carry on with it. After hearing Vedas and studying the lives great siddha yogis and your teachings I have grasped a lot. Guruji I really want to follow Vedas and learn it. How can we enforce Vedic way of life in this modern world?
Swami Ramswarup: No, worldly things have meaning my daughter if there are used to live upon happily and to continue real worship of God according to Vedas. That is why, Yajurveda mantra 40/2 states "Ten Tyakten Bhunjitha". Worldly materials must be utilized to do pious deeds, duly detached otherwise mantra states "Ma Gridhaho" do not be greedy "Kasviddhanam" worldly assets, wealth, family has never been of anyone, permanently. But when the same is used to live upon, duly detached from greed etc., it becomes pious and helps to achieve the motto of salvation. So, again my blessings to you.

Shailesh Garg: I have partially read couple of your books. The knowledge contained in these books is truly remarkable. Only a 'Sidh purush' can write such words. I am convinced that this message should reach far and wide so that people have an opportunity to know the truth. I have a couple of suggestions – the readability of the books will be better if references are given separately. For example there are many versions of Valimiki Ramayan and similar for Veda. A reference list will clarify which version (with publisher) is being quoted. Second suggestion is writing Sanskrit words in Roman. I suggest that Sanskrit words be written using Sanskrit fonts, even in English books. An English transliteration can be given alongwith. It is very hard to read Sanskrit written in Roman alphabet, as sounds differ greatly between Devnagri and Roman alphabets.
Swami Ramswarup: Dear Garg, My blessings to you and your family. The study of Vedic books is a Tapasya. So, you are really doing Tapasya in family life. I have read your valuable suggestions and will sure think over it for implementations.

Goswami: Am I 'That'?
Swami Ramswarup: No, please, you are not that, i.e., a soul can never be God. In Vedas, there are three eternal matters. Non-alive prakriti, alive soul and Almighty God and the said three matters are always separate from each other.

Krishna Dutta Gupta: Ramcharitmanas is very authentic. Goswamiji writes prabhupratap sab sansay gayau; RAMSWARUP jan mohi parayu. How is that?
Swami Ramswarup: Not only since the beginning of this earth but it is an eternal law that authentic/unauthentic matter is discussed based on mantras of four Vedas. Fact is stated by Rishi Patanjali in his Yog Shastra Sutra 1/7 clarifying that Vedas are self-proof. Therefore uptil now and this rule will remain forever that learned tally their views with Vedas to reach to the truth. If the views are in conformity with Ved mantras then they are true otherwise false. However, you may go ahead please with your views of Tulsidasji. My blessings to you.

SD: I am suffering from hair loss.
Swami Ramswarup: It will be better if you please take medical advice immediately. You may consult Ayurvedic doctor also. However, ardh sheersha asan or sheersha asan will be beneficial for you. But, the asan or Yoga Philosophy must be learnt personally from Yoga Acharya.

Manish: Guruji I always feel that I have taken birth on this earth to do some important work i.e help the whole world & guide them to do good deeds. Is it possible for me to do it? And how could I do? Please guide me. I don't have a Guru.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. Yes, your views are really appreciated that you have realised importance of doing your moral duties regarding doing important work on this earth. Main aim of this life is to make contact with learned acharya to listen to Vedas. Why, Vedas? Because, Vedas are eternal knowledge which emanates direct from God at the beginning of the earth for the benefit of all human -beings and in this knowledge, it is preached that what is the main task of human-life. One has to gain three knowledge-science, deeds and worship. To listen and to adopt the said knowledge while discharging moral duties according to Vedas, the main motto of a person is to realise God. But before realisation, one has to learn all above three matters in detail, the description about which is mentioned in Vedas only. Sri Krishna Maharaj in Bhagwad Geeta shloka 3/15 straight away states that all knowledge about the deeds originates from Vedas and Vedas emanate direct from God. So, this is the answer that why a person must listen to Vedas. So, to help the whole world to guide them to do pious deeds is really a high thinking. But to fulfil the same, one has to know the form of pious deeds for which one must listen to Vedas first from a learned acharya. So, you are also advised to read some spiritual books based on Vedas to enter into the knowledge of Vedas. The books will be sent to you on receipt of your postal address, if you so desire.

It will be a religious achievement for you and I shall also feel happy if you come here for a day, or two or for as many days as you like because personal meeting is necessary to achieve spiritual knowledge.

D: If some one do havan with gaytri mantra and suddenly he sees himself in form of light than what is this?
Swami Ramswarup: Light is seen and that is a very good achievement. Soul does not see himself, but knows himself. When all his faculties perceiving information through outside and keeping contact with outside world are completely stopped. This stage is realised long after studying Vedas, doing Yajyen, making contact with learned acharya, adopting pious path and doing hard practice of Ashtang Yoga, please. So, one should continue havan with Gayatri mantra and even try to do havan according to complete procedure i.e., along with other Ved mantras like that of stuti (praise of God), prarthna (prayer) and upasana (worship) and should also adopt the above quoted path.

Deepak Bhai: Charan sparsh! Is laxmishasranaam from Vedas?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. No please. The description of laxmishasranaam has not been mentioned in Vedas. Vedas tell only to worship one, eternal, Almighty, formless, omnipresent and omniscient God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe.

Pinakin: Charan sparsh! If we deal in shares this is ok? Or we can buy for investments is it ok?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. Though I have never thought about such business and uptil now nobody has asked me for the same. Yet, for the benefit of the family, you may do any business, out of the above quoted two ventures, please.

Pinakin: I have noticed when we do puja path of devi devtas we are more success in shop or business while when we do havan we are not that success, and my friend just do beej mantra of his guru and meditation and he is very happy, and another friend also do beej mantra of mata with dhoop he is very happy.
Swami Ramswarup: All four Vedas, give guarantee to achieve happiness and to fulfil pious deeds. And, since the beginning of this earth and even before (eternal Process) the people have been gaining benefit of doing Yajyen/havan. So, it can never be accepted that performing havan gives no success. However, Vedas tell that the procedure to perform the havan should be eternal and should be learnt under the guidance of learned acharya of Vedas. Samveda mantra 1017 preaches that the Yajyen/havan must be performed, duly indulged in great love with God just as a cow showers her love on the newly born calf. Secondly, the love with the God is generated in the heart of an aspirant when he performs Yajyen frequently. Where a learned acharya (Brahma) describes the Ved mantras quoting the divine qualities, deeds etc., of Almighty, formless God. In the absence of listening of the divine qualities and other subjects of the Vedas natural love with God is not originated in the heart. In Vedas, there is no mention about beej mantra, please.

Ved mantra is knowledge direct from God and has the power in full according to its subject. In Vedas there is no mention about Beej mantra so need not to worry. One should learn Ved mantras with its words meanings, idea etc., etc., must perform Havan daily and should do practice of Yoga Philosophy which is mention in Vedas. We must always neglect the worship and Yoga Philosophy which has been made by men themselves

Vedas tell to worship only one God who is formless, eternal, Almighty, omniscient, omnipresent and Who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. In the beginning of the earth, God Himself gives the knowledge of four Vedas. In Vedas, the knowledge right from straw to brahma is briefed very well. So the definition of "happiness" is also mentioned in Vedas. Vedas tell, he who listens to Vedas, does daily Yajyen/havan, does practice of Ashtang yoga, speaks sweetly, has control on his senses, perceptions and mind i.e., does not get indulged in sensuality (kaam), anger (krodh), greed(lobh), pride (ahankar), etc., he takes only vegetarian food, is completely away from addictions etc. Gaining such qualities generates happiness otherwise not. Merely getting money, comforts etc., is not the indication of happiness otherwise Ravanna, Aurangzab etc., would've been happy.

Kripa: Can we worship idols, demigods, and other gods-men like krishna, Rama, mentioned these days in the hindu scriptures. Is that not a sin according to the Vedas? Will God not punish you for not recognising that he is formless and he is one and not this many according to the Vedas?
Swami Ramswarup: As regards eternal knowledge of Vedas which emanates direct from God at the beginning of the earth, God Himself preaches in Vedas that human-beings are to worship only one formless, eternal, Almighty, omniscient, omnipresent God Who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. Vedas do not accept Avtarwad (reincarnation) please.

Dharmendra: Swamiji, how can you say that puranas are not according to Vedas? In fact many Vedic mantra given in purana like gayatri mantra in bhagvat purana, mahamritunjay mantra in shiv purana etc? Please tell me the meaning of shloka(23,24,25) of bhagvad geeta aadhyay 7. Swamiji,if you read carefully all purana u will understood that puranas also tells that God never took avtar all these avtar like ram, shiv, narsingh, etc they are devta not God, God is only one that is lord krishna.according to bhagvad puran (ve sakshat mata devki ke samaksh apni char bhujao me pragat hue the).according to lord chaitanya God can be experience in three way (nirakar bramha, antaryami parmatma and sakshat bhagvan krishna). Please send your view on this.
Swami Ramswarup: If someone says that (a+b)2 = a3+b3+3ab Then a qualified mathematician will oppose it and will tell the correct answer is (a+b)2 = a2+b2+2ab. The mathematician will tell that fundamental/authentic laws are never changed.

Suppose the formula of water is asked from a student and he states that H3+O2=water. So the scientist will state that such answer is wrong and correct answer is H2+O=water (H2O). So is the case with Vedas. Rigveda Mantra 3/56/1 states fundamental law of the Vedas is unchangeable. So, the views, talk, path, deeds etc., which are according to Vedas, those are true and pious otherwise sins.

As stated by Rishi Patanjali in his Yog Shastra Sutra 1/7 and Kapil Muni in his Sankhya Shastra Sutra 1/66, the Vedas are self-proof. If we want to reach at truth, then the statement will be required to be tallied with Vedas otherwise, it would be wrong. So the said rules and regulations which emanate direct from Vedas can never be ignored, please.

So the statements even in Purannas, if are against Vedas that will not be considered true. However, if somebody has faith in Purann, he may go ahead accordingly, please.

Now, consider Gayatri Mantra. Om is the name of formless, almighty God. Rigveda Mantra 1/164/46 tells "EKAM SADRUPA VIPRA BAHUDA VADANTI" i.e., there is only one, formless God but His names are several. We must know that there are unlimited divine qualities of God so accordingly, there are unlimited divine names of God. Therefore, if the names mentioned in Vedas are not being taught but names which have not been mentioned in Vedas are being taught, then latter will not be acceptable to learned of Vedas. But if somebody has faith in other names then he can go ahead, please.

Now, again Bhu, Bhuvaha, Swaha which are also the names of God. 'Bhu' means who gives breathing system (Prann) to the baby when he is in mother's womb. 'Bhauvaha' means who kills the sorrows. 'Swaha' means who gives divine happiness to the worshipper. 'Savitaha' means creator of three lokas. So if such divine, eternal qualities are not being told in respect of adorable, formless, Almighty God but some other qualities against the said divine qualities in respect of God are being taught then the learned of Vedas will not accept please. However, if somebody has faith in other names, then he may go ahead please.

Now, come to 'Mahamritunjaya jaap'. The said mantra is placed at 3/60 Yajurveda. So it must also be called that it is a Ved mantra. Mantra states ' Triambakam' 'Tri' means three, 'amb' means eyes. Meaning thereof that God is the seer of three time-periods i.e., past, present and future and therefore has been named in this mantra "Triambakam". "Yajaamahe" means I perform Holy Yajyen with Ved mantras. Yajaamahe is the verb means singular number so one should perform Yajyen chanting the said mantra and offering aahuti in Vedi/hawankund himself.

If, this procedure is being adopted then it is true otherwise wrong. So mere taking Ved mantras and pasting the same anywhere will serve the purpose only when we follow the rules, regulations and instructions of the said Ved mantras.

I have been writing detailed comments on Bhagwad Geeta please. The comments are totally based on Ved mantras. Six chapters have been completed and published in the shape of book named- Bhagwad Geeta-Ek Vedic Rahasya, now I have written uptil nine chapter but have not been published which shall be published on completion upto twelve chapters. I mean to say, the meaning as asked by you is a lengthy task. I shall send the copy of comments of Shloka quoted by you on receipt of your postal address, if you so desire, please.

Please note that Vedas tell about five alive Devtas only, i.e., alive mother, father, atithi, acharya and Almighty God. Vedas also tell about thirty-three non alive Devtas but worship of the same is not told. Those are eight vasus, eleven rudra, twelve aditya, Prajapati and Indra. So no other Devta has been mentioned by Vedas. But, if a person has faith in Devi-Devtas, he may go ahead at his own, please. Again, Vedas never accept avtarwad (reincarnation). I shall advise you to study my book quoted above, if you desire. Vedas tell that God is "AJ EK PAAD" meaning that He never takes birth and the divine qualities of God like being formless, omnipresent etc., are unchangeable.

Tarun Goel: Thanks for clearing one of my doubts or may be ignorance. You made me understand the real difference between SHRUTI and SMRITI. Now if it was not MANU who divided the society into castes then who was the responsible person for this? And I accept that nowadays we don't have enough learned people but during that time say during the era of "LORD VIVEKANANDA" and DAYANAND SARSWATI we had had enough intelligent people, why didn't they oppose this caste system which is eating up our country? You may say that it was their wish not to do so but then you also know that it can not be true and secondly I have never read or heard in my history books that there was someone who opposed this caste system (other than Gandhiji). Does it not indicate that we gladly accepted this caste system and even now we are following it blindly? And you have said that "it is some self made shlokas put into the MANU SAMRITI, now are Vedas and these samritis so easy to manipulate that anyone can "edit" them and then make the people follow them?
Swami Ramswarup: Our society for last 2,000 years may be responsible for creating caste system to suppress humanity and to rule over it. But main reason is ignorance. Ignorance means the people have not been listening Vedas for last 5,000 years and hence the illusion. Vedas contain three knowledge- science, deeds and real worship. So main problem is this that due to lack of knowledge of Vedas, a person is not able to decide whether his deeds are pious or sinful. Sri Krishna Maharaj also states in Bhagwad Geeta shloka 3/15 that the form of deeds are originated by Vedas. So when people will not be listening Vedas, how the true deeds can be known? Illusion means sins are considered pious. So people must be inspired to listen to eternal knowledge of Vedas which emanates direct from God at the beginning of the earth. Then only the family, society, nation and all world will be able to adopt true path to maintain peace and to promote international brotherhood. You see, when in the morning, the sun rises slowly-slowly then wherever sun rays falls that part of earth becomes enlightened but rest of the part of earth remains dark. So, if some people are gradually trained to listen to Vedas, sure they would become learned and gradually their illusion, will become over and thereafter knowledge of Vedas will gradually cover rest of the part of earth. Otherwise, illusion has destroyed the humanity, even under the falsehood being spread by several saints who are against the Vedas.

Dayanand Saraswati strongly condemned the caste-system, sati pratha producing the proof of eternal knowledge of Vedas. So, mere condemnation will not serve the purpose until people are educated in the knowledge of Vedas where real condemnation has been taught.

If the people become learned of Vedas then neither condemnation nor problem will arise. People will be self-educated and will condemn the falsehood themselves.

Vedas are not easy to be manipulated but language and understanding of remaining shastras is quite easy to be manipulated. Our country has been slave for about eight-hundred years of Mughal rulers and thereafter for two-hundred years under British Government during which period such manipulation occurred. Aurangzeb forcefully turned the Hindus into Muslims and burnt Takshila and Nalanda university where eternal scriptures i.e., Vedas and related scriptures were maintained by Rishis. Several mishappenings thus occurred to destroy the Indian culture. The foreigners became successful and Indian public thus indulged in illusion of caste system, sati pratha, corruption , addiction injustice laziness, anti-national feelings , insult to women, blind faith, etc. My blessings to you.

Munish: I'm a layman please guide how to start Ajapajap, Lots of people learned of their own and practicing at home.
Swami Ramswarup: I realised that you are a layman that is why I told that singing of gayatri mantra will require knowledge of Hrisva, deergha and plut which is not applicable to you until you come here. Vedas tell that one must not be a layman otherwise he will be indulged in illusion. So you are advised to come here to learn singing as well as Ajapajap.

Amiit: My father has an ashthama condition. Can beej mantras help him?
Swami Ramswarup: I am sorry to listen about your father. I would advise you to do havan daily for him from Gayatri mantra. Your father must also chant Gayatri mantra daily both times to get blessings of God. In Vedas, there is no mention about any beej mantra, please. Though the smoke of havan is beneficial and is more beneficial if sticks (twigs) of mango tree are used yet your father may be kept away from smoke if it does not suit him being an asthma patient. However, you are also advised that the fire in the havankund, while performing Yajyen must be kept burning well that it does not get extinguished, to avoid smoke. If the fire gets extinguished then it does not amount to sin and can be ignited again but only to avoid smoke to your father, you are being advised to do so. Secondly, the offering of aahuti is given in burning fire.

Amiit: I apologize that I couldn't arrange pravachan. I will try to do again soon. When will you be available (perhaps October?). How much one needs to spend? Where should I learn yoga?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. To arrange Vedic parvachan and Yajyen, a suitable place keeping in view the number of persons who would gather, is required. If gathering is small then havan and parvachan can be arranged in room as well otherwise in open area. In open area, I think no tent etc., is required. Havan samagri and pure ghee about 1 kg, twigs of mango tree are required. Prasad is also required to be distributed after havan and parvachan. No more expenses, required please. You are in Delhi, so the expenses of samagri will be borne by my devotee for which you need not to worry. If you are not able to arrange, then you may come here to attend Yajyen, Vedic Pravachan and yoga education.

Varinder Kumar: I want to know that why is different theory of sanyasi and pandit regarding worship of God? Pandit said, "we can't worship to god without 'mantra' " and sanyasi said, "we can worship the god to take his name with heart and serve to the helpless person's and with doing good deeds. I thinks that ways told by pandit are very costly and no one can easily afford it and the second way is very cheap. Like this problems comes in the way of Hindu Dharam.
Swami Ramswarup: In Vedas, the sanyaas ashram has been stated. Vedas tell only to worship formless God. So Vedas tell to perform Yajyen, to listen Vedas, to do Ashtang yoga practice, etc. But for the last about 2,000 years worship against the Vedas has come into existence. So mostly pandits and even sanyaasis who do not know Vedas, tell the worship which has not been mentioned in the Vedas and hence the difference between Vedic and self-made worship. You see, when in the morning, the sun rises slowly-slowly then wherever sun rays falls that part of earth becomes enlightened but rest of the part of earth remains dark. So, if some people are gradually trained to listen to Vedas, sure they would become learned and gradually their illusion, will become over and thereafter knowledge of Vedas will gradually cover rest of the part of earth. Otherwise, illusion has destroyed the humanity, even under the falsehood being spread by several saints who are against the Vedas.

Pankaj: Guruji you said that there is no ghost no horoscope no jyotish no planets no grah, etc. so can you brief some that Ravan was a gyata of all four Vedas but he was also a jyotisha charaya too. He has written samhita (thumb impression ) I had listen that some rishi muni also wrote some samhita (janmkundlis) the rishi were August, Kshyap, Ravan about all the person which has been dead or which has been living ok now according to you Vedas does say that there is no jyotish.
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, there is no ghost, no mention about present astrology, horoscope in Vedas but existence of grah/planets is there. Grah/planets are non-alive and hence their worship is not required. They even do not effect the human life except scientific effects like rays of light of sun, moon etc. But as far as to face the result of pious deeds or sins is concerned the grah or planets do not affect as the result of pious deeds and sins is awarded by Almighty God, Himself.

No, please. Ravanna was not a learned of four Vedas, however, he may be listening to Vedas. If he had been a learned of Vedas, how could he abduct Sita and how could he disturb the holy Yajyen of Rishi-Munis.

Samhita means collection of vedmantras which Vyas Muni wrote. The samhita which are being told nowadays, are not known by me, please. Moreover, the subject of present astrology is not mentioned in Vedas.

As told above, the result of deeds is awarded by God then what jyotish will do in this matter and how any alternative to avoid facing the result of deeds, being awarded by Almighty God, is possible.

S: I know as per Vedas there is only one formless God, but my parents believe this deity and they have taught me to believe in it. I pray that God, I also recite gayatri mantra but we have a small puja area in our house wherein we have idols of different Gods. I was taught to pray the images and idols of god from childhood, so whenever I see any idols or images of God I voluntarily start praying, my grandmother have told me several times to 1st take the name of ganapati, then the name of kul dev and kul devi, and then the name of other Gods. If I pray as told by you they say I am doing wrong and if I pray according to them it will be against your teachings as per Vedas. Can you please explain me in detail how I should overcome the fear of not worshipping the different idols?
Swami Ramswarup: Dear Daughter, My blessings to you for a long, happy life. Yes, please. There is only one formless God to be worshipped under guidance of a learned acharya of Vedas, and ashtang yoga philosophy. Vedas are eternal which tell about Yajyen, worship of formless God and practice of Ashtang yoga philosophy. Now, for the last about 2,500 years several sects have originated. Our old parents or forefathers/mothers have been telling about the worship which was originated for the last 2,500 years. Definitely, after breaking the eternal tradition/knowledge of the Vedas, they would have come in contact with sects/persons who taught them the worship against the Vedas. But as I have told above, the worship taught in Vedas is eternal and taught by Almighty God Himself. So it is upto a person whatever he likes, he may do.

Vedas' path is being told wrong and may be stated to be wrong but that does not effect its veracity/truth of being eternal and having been emanated from God. Aurangzeb dreadfully destroyed our Vedic culture especially preserved in Nalanda and Takshila university but all in vain. The knowledge of Vedas is still alive. However, you can go ahead according to your parents, please, if you so desire.

S: When are you planning to visit Mumbai?
Swami Ramswarup: Dear Daughter, I am so busy in my life that I could not spare time to come to Bombay as yet. Still I am on the project of writing of two books which will further take four to five months in completion. Thereafter, I shall try to come to Mumbai because for last so many years several devotees have been asking me to visit there. I understand my daughter and therefore I have never asked you and other students to come here but I assure you that I shall come to Mumbai, soon. Again my blessings to you for a long, happy life.

NK: While the child grow what precaution to be taken to make the child spiritual and good thinker?
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas tell even before taking the birth of a child, Garbhadaan sanskar, punsvan sanskar, seemotonayan sanskar i.e., three sanskars are required to be performed while performing holy havan with Ved mantras which make effect on baby to gain good qualities. Just after taking birth jaat-karma-sanskar is necessary. The knowledge regarding sixteen sanskars has been pasted on this website. Please arrange next sanskar of your child.

Secondly, parents must themselves be learned. They should listen Vedas regularly along with their children. So, contact with a learned acharya of the children sure makes the children learned. Then children attain long, happy life. They become hard workers and gain several good qualities. I have written a book on Brahamcharya in Hindi, in this connection. It is beneficial for the parents, children, youth, students etc. The book must be read and education thereof given to your children, please.

Ajay: Is there anything in the Veda's/purans about good/bad ghost, black magic,tantric mantric, etc. Why you can do bad things with this? What you can do if you have problems with this things?
Swami Ramswarup: No, please, there is no mention about good/bad ghost, black magic, tantric, mantric etc. When we say that there is no mention about all such things, it means things have no existence in the world, being false. So nobody must be afraid of the said matters being unauthentic. As stated in Yajurveda mantra 7/48, we have to face the result of our own deeds-good or bad, in the shape of happiness and sorrows respectively. We do deeds and result is awarded by Almighty God.

Magrajh Rampersad: Is killing of animal as a sacrifice to any God or Goddess provided for in the Vedas? If so which Veda and the stanza number will be appreciated. I do not accept that God as Creator will sanction animal sacrifice in his name, for he is the preserver and destroyer. But other internet sites say that animal sacrifice is provided for on the Vedas as a ritual to be performed by human beings. Is this not an inhuman act? Please forgive me for such questions. I live in South Africa and believe that the Vedas are our true scriptures but when we are told that the Vedas provide this ritual then I am confused. Please advise.
Swami Ramswarup: Atharvaveda mantra 6/140/1 states that Oh! God, my teeth may not consume flesh. Secondly, there is no mention about sacrifice of animals in Vedas. I have written a book on this topic, named- "Protect the holy Cow- say Vedas". In the book I have given proof of several Ved mantras which say to protect, rear the animals, birds, etc. You see, God creates the universe in which all human- living beings reside. In Vedas, God is also called like our father who nurses us then how can father allow the killing etc. Due to lack of knowledge of Vedas, people have been misled by arrogant. If you can arrange my preach there, then I can come for a week to clear all the doubts in every regard. However, I would again advise you to read my book.

PK: How to feel happy when you have so much sadness around you or you know that in the future some problems would be coming up that will disturb you?
Swami Ramswarup: When sun rises then only the darkness of night gets over. Except sun, there is no alternative to destroy the darkness. Similarly, when knowledge is gained then illusion gets over. It is illusion who creates problem, sadness, sickness, tension, corruption, blind faith, early death etc. Everybody can tell the definition of knowledge at their own but the real definition of the knowledge which has been made by God Himself is Vedas. From "Vid" dhatu, 'Ved' word is made, the meaning of which is knowledge. So there are three types of knowledge in four Vedas.

(1) Knowledge of all matters i.e., science etc.,
(2) Knowledge of pious and bad deeds and
(3) Knowledge of eternal worship of God.

So when the aspirant starts study of Vedas and follows preach there of and thus starts performing Yajyen, name jaap and practice of Ashtang yoga philosophy while discharging all moral duties for family, society and nation, then only he gets internal peace inspite of sadness, problems etc., all around him.

Jiten Mathur: Could you kindly enrich me by referencing Bhagwat Gita only, on the meaning of "Drishta"?
Swami Ramswarup: Geeta shloka 18/18 states about (GYAN) knowledge (GYEYAM) to be known (GYETA) who knows. Here knowledge means the knowledge of Vedas which is known by Gyata (knower). Here the knower is soul and Gyeyam, the matter which is to be known, here Gyeyam means the Almighty God. So God is to be known. Rigveda mantra 1/164/20 states (SUPARNNA) having brilliant, shinning wings (SAYUJA) having related with each-other (SAKHAYA) like friends (DWA) two birds (SAMAANAM VRIKSHAM) at the same tree (PARISHASVAJATE) live i.e., there are two birds who live on a tree. Here two birds mean one soul and other is Almighty God. (TYOHO) between them (ANYAHA) one (PIPALAM) ripened fruit of the tree (ATTI) eats (SWADU) with taste and (ANYAHA) another bird (ANSHNAT) not eating the fruit (ABHI, CHAKSHEETI) is drishta i.e., who looks only. Meaning: Here the tree is human body, who like a tree gets destroyed one day. In the human body, Almighty God as well as soul reside. Soul faces the result of his good and bad deeds through human-body whereas Almighty God only witnesses all the deeds of human-beings. So Almighty God is only Drishta i.e., one who sees. Therefore, there are three eternal matters- Almighty God, Soul and prakriti. Almighty God and soul are alive matters and prakriti is non-alive. All non-alive matters of universe like sun, moon, air, water etc., are made by God from prakriti. God is eternal truth so neither God is made from any matter nor any matter is made from God.

Ravi: When we recite shanti paath, should we say Om after reciting shantih, santih santih. Please explain your answer also.
Swami Ramswarup: Both the methods are correct. The name of God- Om can be chanted after shantih, Shantih, Shantih. Mostly Om is not chanted after Shantihi, Shantihi, Shantihi.

Dharmendra: Swamiji, after attaining moksha where actually soul goes (like soul of Krishna, Rama)? Swamiji there is one person who says that by just doing pooja of idol of kali maa he become great yogi.
Swami Ramswarup: I have several times stated earlier that neither my views nor views of anybody else will solve the purpose. Only the views, education, preach mentioned by God in four Vedas are true and therefore, we have to follow the Vedas. Vedas are eternal knowledge which emanate direct from God at the beginning of the earth, for the benefit of the human-beings. In Vedas, God has described every matter in Rigveda- there is knowledge i.e., science etc., form of pious deeds are described in Yajurveda whereas true path of worship is in Samveda. In Atharvaveda, medical science has especially been mentioned along with all subjects of three Vedas. Vedas tell that a person who studies Vedas, performs Yajyen, does name jaap of God and does practice of Ashtang yoga under guidance of a learned acharya and thus worships formless, Almighty, omnipresent, omniscient God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe and again creates, he thus realises God and becomes a yogi. Uptil Mahabharat war, the knowledge of only four Vedas existed thereafter study of Vedas and worship as quoted above started deteriorating, with the result people started making their own ways which are not mentioned in Vedas.

Anirban Mitra: Whether an Indian women specially a Hindu women can worship Lord Hanumanjis Idol?
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas emanate direct from God at the beginning of the universe, so Vedas are themselves God's immortal voice. In Vedas, there is no mention of idol worship, please. According to Vedas, a person has to worship, formless, Almighty, omnipresent God who is eternal. Hanumanji was a great warrior, he also know four Vedas and did practice of Ashtang yoga. In Valmiki Ramayan, when Hanumanji met Sri Ram and Laxman for the first time in jungle and had a talk with them then Sri Ram himself told Laxman that Hanumanji has been described as learned of Vedas and yogi and not monkey because a monkey can't study Vedas. So, we must follow Hanumanji. We must adore him to attain his divine qualities by following his path of studying Vedas, observing Brahamcharya and doing Ashtang yoga while remaining in married life. Hanumanji worshipped Almighty God mentioned in Vedas and served Sri Ramji. We must also follow Hanumanji by worshipping Almighty God.

NK: In four of the Vedas to read, to start with? Which one and why?
Swami Ramswarup: At the beginning of the earth, Almighty God originated knowledge of four Vedas in the heart of four Rishis in a sequence. Rigveda first come on this earth then Yajurveda, after that Samveda and last of all Atharvaveda. So better if we adopt the Vedas accordingly but it is clear that the Vedas' knowledge is gained under the guidance of a learned acharya of Vedas. It is a tradition made by God Himself in Vedas. Before entering the knowledge of Vedas, some books written by present learned may be read, which are useful to begin with. Books can also be sent from here, if you so desire.

K D Gupta: Actually Vedas and other Hindu granthas are unaffordable and inaccessible to a common Hindu. Therefore Ramchritmanas is very suitable from professional babas and dadis money earning programmes. Therefore ATMANEVEDINAM seems to be a good way of worshipping.
Swami Ramswarup: Nothing is impossible after taking the birth as human-being. However, there must be firm desire and hard working accordingly. Especially, in the spiritualism, while following the path of Vedas, Almighty God Himself helps. I quote here a true story of Swami Dayanand Saraswati. When he reached to his spiritual acharya: Swami Birjanandji. At that time Swami Dayanandji was living hand to mouth but he had firm desire to gain the knowledge of Vedas. With the blessings of God he met with a rich person who gave him money to purchase the spiritual books like Ashtadhyayee and arranged food and living accommodation etc. So, it is not good to say that a poor cannot study Vedas. Mostly the people are not interested themselves to listen to Vedas. Why? Because nowadays mostly the saints are telling that Vedas are difficult and Yajyen is only meant to attain swarg and not salvation etc. This all is false. So innocent people have started telling the said falsehood. Sri Ram, Mata Sita, Dashrath, Sri Krishna Maharaj i.e., every dignitary listened to Vedas first and did Yajyen and practice of Ashtang yoga philosophy also. And it is a preach of pure shastras even that we must follow the traditional path of Vedas. However, it is one's own decision as to what person wants. But Vedas are not difficult, please. There are several ashram of Arya Samaj throughout the country where anyone can go and listen to Vedas free of cost.

Aparna: Guruji, Is it true that ladies should not chant Gayatri mantra? I have also heard people tell me that ladies should not chant Lalitha Sahasranam also. Is all this true? I am very much interested in chanting both chants. I am pregnant now and would like to know which chants are beneficial for my baby's physical and mental development and my easy delivery.
Swami Ramswarup: Lady or man means soul. The sin or the pious deeds in the shape of sorrows and divine merriment are to be experienced by soul and not bodies. The soul gets salvation and not the body. Therefore, the preach of all four Vedas is meant for everybody - man or woman, son or daughter etc. So not only gayatri-mantra but all Ved-mantras should be chanted by lady. Lalitha Sahasranam is not mentioned in Vedas, please. However, chanting of the same gives no problem to anyone. Gayatri mantra is beneficial being the Ved-mantra. It will be more beneficial for you if you also do daily havan with gayatri mantra, both times.

Alok Sadana: Although the Vedas were written hundreds of years before and the knowledge provided in the Vedas is commendable. However I always wonder as a normal Hindu person of the baby boomers generation that WHY these Vedas were confined to the knowledge hoping the the whole world resides in India. WHY the knowledge of Vedas NEVER included and includes to be honest ( unless somebody misinterpret ) the knowledge for the Hindus as they would be exposed to the RACISIM in the other part of the Planet. WHY the knowledge of Vedas and understanding never included the people from all the parts of the world. The Vedas never included any knowledge of the RACISM.
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas were not written, please. Veda is not a book, no human being has written Veda. The knowledge of Vedas was given by God at the start of creation, as enlightenment in the heart of four Rishis. The Vedas have been transferred to subsequent generations as an oral tradition in the 'Guru-Shishya parampara' (An institution of transfer of knowledge from teacher to disciple orally). Vyas Muni also listened the Vedas from Rishi-munis and learnt them by heart.

The knowledge of Vedas vide Rigveda mantra 10/109/1,2 emanates direct from God and originated in the heart of four Rishis. A person named Brahma served the four Rishis and listened four Vedas from them, then Brahma became learned of four Vedas, first time on the earth. At that time, it is a matter of about one Arab, ninety-six crore, eight lakh, fifty-three thousand years ago .Brahma transferred this knowledge to Suryadev. Suryadev to Manu, Manu to Kshipt, then to Vishipt. This fact is also quoted in Bhagwad Geeta Shloka 4/1. Manusmriti Shloka 1/36,141, & 2/17 states that in the enite universe, man was first created in Tibet. At that time, Tibet was known as Trivishtap.

Then our ancient forefathers came to India and made their residence here. Then the population increased and migrated to adjoining areas. Uptil Mahabharat war, there used to be only one Monarch who ruled over entire world. That is why the knowledge of Vedas upto that time existed in whole world. Vedas preach for entire mankind and not particularly Hindus, please, being the knowledge of Almighty God. Almighty God is the father of whole universe. So His Vedas are always universally applicable for entire universe. But for last about fifty-three hundred years, people have made their own ways of worship and Vedas have been left for Hindus only. Please see that Hindu, Muslim, Sikhs and Christians and other communities did not exist at the time of giving of knowledge of Vedas. The said communities have come into existence within twenty-five hundred years only. As I told above, Vedas give the knowledge to humanity and not to special race, caste or creed. Actually, caste, creed, race etc., have not been mentioned in Vedas. This is our own creation.

March 2008

Nagrani: I want to find my God Shivji? Can I find? Please help me to find?
Swami Ramswarup: The conclusion of study of four Vedas from a learned acharya reveals that there is only one formless, almighty God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. We have to worship Him only. However, if you believe worshipping Shiv ji Maharaj, you may carry on, please. You have put question to me so I would like to brief you regarding the eternal knowledge of Vedas. In this connection, please read the article on Brahma. Vishnu, Mahesh.

Nirmala: You have said that a pregnant woman must avoid to see the moon (chandra grahan) directly with eyes. Why so? Please clarify this. Secondly, Sri Krishna Maharaj was yogeshwar and philosopher of Vedas who preached Geeta according to his deep knowledge of Vedas. Why are people so ignored nowadays to call him the creator of all human beings? He is equivalent to God but he is not God. Why people do not study Valmiki Ramayan? This is really truly very sad.
Swami Ramswarup: Not only pregnant women but everyone should avoid to see Chandragrahan or Suryagrahan directly through eyes. As per the report of science, it may be harmful for the eyes. The people are ignorant because nowadays, mostly saints are not spreading the eternal knowledge of Vedas, please. Vedas tell to worship only one God who is formless, Almighty, who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. God is eternal; and there is, was and shall be no God except the eternal one, who is only the creator.

Atharvaveda mantra 4/11/7 states when a yogi after deep study of Vedas and hard practice of Ashtang Yoga, performing Yajyen etc., realises Almighty God, he becomes equivalent to God but not God. That yogi can't create, nurse and destroy the universe. God never takes birth and never faces the result of deeds whereas every yogi takes birth and faces the result of his previous lives' deeds before attaining salvation. So millions of facts about the form of God along with unlimited qualities and divine deeds etc., have been briefed by God Himself in the Vedas which the public does not listen from the ordinary saints who are against the Vedas and hence, the illusion which has spread, problems, tensions, blind faith, sickness, corruption, unlimited diseases and sorrows etc., in the public.

I have written Bhagwad Geeta six chapters with detailed comments according to Vedas and would like to send you as presentation after reading your views. If you desire, you can send your postal address. In the book, I have tried to clarify the fact that Sri Krishna studied Vedas along with Sudama in the ashram of Sandeepan Rishi and also from other Rishis. He became Yogeshwar. Secondly, Bhagwad Geeta is an extract of Bheeshma Parv of Mahabharat written by Vyas Muniji. So, the knowledge of Bhagwad Geeta is completely based on Vedas' knowledge which Sri Krishna Maharaj studied. When, there is not a single Ved mantra about avtar/reincarnation in Vedas then how can Sri Krishna Maharaj declare himself as avtar. He has not mentioned the same in Bhagwad Geeta but the fact is understood only when either Bhagwad Geeta is listened from a learned acharya of Vedas who has also practised Ashtang yoga or Vedic comments of above quoted yogi on Bhagwad Geeta are read. Otherwise one can go ahead with his belief.

Spiritual Seeker: What is your opinion on "Advaita Vedanta" philosophy? Will it contradict Vedas?
Swami Ramswarup: I have told on this website several times that present Vedanta philosophy is against the eternal knowledge of Vedas, please. Vedas tell about Traitvad i.e., three eternal, immortal matters- Almighty God, souls and Prakriti. God and souls are alive whereas Prakriti is non-alive matter. Vedas tell as is also stated in Yajurveda mantra 40/8 that God is formless, omnipresent and does not take birth etc., unlimited qualities of formless God have been briefed in Vedas by God Himself. But Vedas neither tell about avtar (reincarnation) nor Advaitvad. In Advaitvad, there is only one God and soul and prakriti and prakriti made universe do not exist. So, it is against the Vedas. I have written a book named- "Eternal Vedas philosophy and Vedanta". I will advise you to study the book wherein every doubt has been cleared. The book can be sent on receipt of your postal address, if you desire. The price of book is Rs. 31/- excluding postal charges.

Shailesh Garg: It was a great experience for me and my family to see you and listen to you. Please pardon me for any indiscretions and mistakes. I have a feeling you can see through me. My heart says you are the one. Maybe you have already guided me even before I visited you. Please take me in your fold. I know I am not worthy of your grace. I have no right to ask you. But I still hope.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you and your family for a long, happy life. I appreciate your views. You have not committed any mistakes but it was a real pleasure for Ved Mandir that you came along with your family to listen to Vedas which is a great blessing of God on you. All my disciples here remember you and hope you will come again and again here.

ajay gayadin: Can you explain me why some people have special powers, like they can see in future, feel things, know things, etc. They can do things what others not can, like the rishi munies in the past. Some are born with it, some get it when they practise spirituality. I think there is written in the Vedas and purans about this.Can you explain this things please, and where is also written in the Vedas and purans and also can you tell me what is the meaning about shaktipat and who can do this?
Swami Ramswarup: Special power is attained only by a yogi who has studied Vedas and has done hard practice of Ashtang yoga philosophy and thus has acquired eight siddhis in return as mentioned in chapter seven of Yajurveda. Otherwise, Vedas never tell that any person without doing worship of God as quoted above can achieve any special powers etc. The word "Shakti pat" has also not been mentioned in Vedas, please. Vedas are eternal knowledge which emanates direct from God at the beginning of the earth. I would like to tell about Vedas. Please read the article on Vedas' Philosophy as well.

Pankaj: I would have another question that is before death some people use to donate their part of body like kidney, eyes etc is that right? If it is right what kind of phal it gives?
Swami Ramswarup: As said in Yajurveda mantra 40/15 our human body made of prakriti is to cremated at last. So better if the body parts are donated to any needy person in whose life there come happiness. This will be act of benevolent and sure God will give blessings to the soul who has gone to heavenly abode.

Tarun Kanti Biswas: We are married two years before. Now we want a kid who will become a meritorious, intelligent and brave. For that what process (garvadhan) we have to do and when. Please guide us.
Swami Ramswarup: In this connection I would like to ask you to read "16 Vedic Sanskars" which are pasted on this website. If the same are not located then write too me again, please. Garbhadaan sanskar is performed, which is pious sanskar before taking pregnancy, in which Yajyen is performed with Ved mantras by an acharya or a purohit who knows Vedas as was performed by Shringi Rishi in the case of King Dashrath and his wives - Kaushlya, Kekai and Sumitra. If you are able to come here along with your wife, parents and others then the Yajyen will be performed here otherwise you may contact with nearest Arya Samaj mandir for the same please.

Manish Shastriji: Please mail me when are yoga & Ved classes going to be conducted in Mumbai?
Swami Ramswarup: I, for the last so many years, am not able to go out of station please. All the spiritual pious deeds are been done here in Ved Mandir please and deeds for writing the spiritual books and VCD's etc., while delivering spiritual speech on Vedas remains always in process day and night. So you are advised to come here. Yoga classes will be held from 2nd week of April this year for 15 days only. However, if somebody still invites me then in rare cases I also try to go there. So if you are able to invite me and arrange yoga classes in Bombay then I can come during Oct-Nov., which will be beneficial for a number of needy aspirants also.

In Bombay, there are number of my disciples who have been requesting me for the same since a number of years and their desire will also be fulfilled. But better if you come here, please.

Kripa: Does Riha, ruhin, ruhi and reyah or rhea have any meaning in Sanskrit?
Swami Ramswarup: Riha is an Urdu word meaning of which is "to liberate from binding." Ruhin- is not a Sanskrit/Hindi word. Ruhi- is a kind of tree. In Urdu it has spiritual concern i.e., soul. Rehay- is not a Sanskrit /Hindi word. It is an Urdu word meaning ostentious.

D: If some one do havan with Gayatri mantra and suddenly he sees himself in form of light then what is this?
Swami Ramswarup: It is good omens' and he must continue havan and he will sure feel more and more divine experiences.

Raju Paralkar: Kapalbhati is being promoted as a solution to all common ailments such as overweight, high BP, diabetes, etc. What are the precautions to be taken while performing this prannayam?
Swami Ramswarup: Every Prannayam must be done mostly empty stomach, but some quantity of water must be taken. In my views the diseases are controlled by medicines and getting perfection in yam and Niyam which are the first two parts of ashtang Yoga when aspirant starts practice of observing yam and Niyam and then does asan, prannayam, pratyahaar etc., then he will automatically get physical and mental power and peace. So, the practice of Ashtang Yoga Philosophy is mainly to realise God which is the main motto of human life. Before doing Kapaalbhati, Yam , Niyam, asan must be practised properly there after some prannayam must also be practised. Then Kapaalbhati must be practised. And all such practice must be learnt under the guidance of a learned acharya first. My blessings to you for a long, happy life.

Harish Arya: I want to be position holder in my class, what should I do? I do yoga for 30mins, awake early in the morning at 5am and meditate for 30mins and work hard for 16hrs. is there any solution to you about this query?
Swami Ramswarup: I think you are doing well. Being a student, you must take care of your health and must do hard study. Student must never be indulged in bad society and must be careful to observe Brahamcharya (celibacy) which increases memory a lot. Always try to increase writing power. Whatever you learn, you must write the same without book on rough copy. In the end of week, revision must be done and you may be knowing- Practice makes man perfect. My blessings to you.

Harish Arya: Whenever I concentrate on the space between two eyebrows during meditation then at that time it is difficult to concentrate on Om chanting. So what should I do?
Swami Ramswarup: First of all, the process of concentration must be learnt from an acharya, properly in person. Then it will be known that concentration is the sixth stage of Ashtang yoga philosophy which is called "Dharnna". So after practising first-five stages, aspirant reaches on sixth stage of Dharnna (concentration) otherwise there will be no concentration, please.

Lakshmi: Is it nice thing to do to hurt the family by ignoring the family affairs and do religious things like hawan? Does the person gets mokska?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, it is not a nice thing to hurt the family if a member of the family commits sin or follows irreligious path. But it is not a sin if a member of the family follows religious path like performing havan, please why? Because to do the havan, is an order of Almighty God in Vedas. For example-Yajurveda mantra 1/1 and the following mantras tell that our senses, perceptions and mind must perform holy Yajyen, daily to get long, happy life and permanent peace and wealth, assets necessary to live upon. Vedas clarify that every asset including food etc., is acquired by performing Yajyen. Yaska Muni in his Granth tells Yajyen is the best worship of God. Please read the article on importance of Yajyen.

Bal: Guruji, Ramayan kahan se arambh hoti hae, shiu autar ke baad me? Aur, Mahabharat kahan par smaapth hoti hae, phir krishna autar kahan se arambh hoti hae? Yeh mujhe samjhaeye aur kaon yug ki baat hae.
Swami Ramswarup: Valmiki Ramayan and Tulsikrit Ramayan starts from Balkand. However, Valmiki Ramayan ends with Lanka kand and whereas Tulsikrit Ramayan ends with Yuddhakand . In Valmiki Ramayan, Shiv-avtar has not been mentioned. Vedas also tell that Avtar is not possible.

Mahabharata epic starts with Aadiparv and ends with Swaragarohann Parv. As stated above, Vedas do not tell about Avtar please. Please read the articles on Avtarvaad. Valmiki Ramayan was written in Treta Yug whereas Tulsi wrote his Ramayan in Kalyug. Mahabharata epic was written in Dwapur Yug.

Mukesh: Is it true that once baby is born, baby and mother should be isolated from outside disturbance ie. music/people talks. Is there any harm to see baby by other family members?
Swami Ramswarup: There is no harm to see baby by any member but the member must be clean with hands, mouth and clothes and he should never kiss the baby. Yes, it will be beneficial for the baby if he is kept away from the noise, then the baby will take sound sleep which is beneficial for health.

Mani: Is it true that the griha pravesh shouldn't be done if the lady of the house is pregnant? If so, can the man of the house conduct pooja alone? Or Should they move into a house without pooja? Or Is it ok if some one else perform pooja for griha pravesh?
Swami Ramswarup: No, please. It is not true as it is not mentioned in Vedas. It is injustice to the ladies to say same. Secondly, in the newly built house, God is there and similarly within the body of the lady. Man or any living being, God is present there being omnipresent. God is also in everyone's stomach where stools and urine are stored. God is also in the gutters etc. But Almighty God is the purest matter who always remains away from any kind of dirt, dirtiness etc. Therefore the house will not become impious after being entered by the lady. However, Vedas-shastras tell that on every pious occasion, one must remember God and Acharya (guru). So before entering the house, we must do havan with Ved mantras, which is the best worship of God, please.

Dharmendra: Swamiji, if you think God is alive then how it is possible that God is formless?
Swami Ramswarup: Non-alive matters cannot be formless but those matters are always possesses a form. Only Almighty God is formless. Even soul is formless but when soul is given human body then soul does deeds through his senses, perceptions and mind. But God being Almighty, i.e., God has all unlimited powers so God needs not to do any deed of the world after taking help from senses, perceptions and mind.

Munish Kaura:You have prepared very good and knowledgeable website, but you haven't mentioned the method of doing Gayatri mantra on KARMALA (Chanting mantra on Hands instead of any mala) which is considered as the best method of performing Gayatri Mantra. Also tell the method of AJAPAJAP. Please explain how can I perform Prannayam simultaneously with Gayatri Jaap without disturbing my mind as you mentioned in Gayatri mantra Section.
Swami Ramswarup: Thanking You, please. As regard , chanting of Gayatri mantra, chanting mantra on hands, it involves the knowledge of Hrisva, Deergha ,Plut svar. Then the Gayatri mantra will be sung. This knowledge is given in person not by E-Mail, please. However, such knowledge is for those who sings Samveda mantras but as far as chanting of Gayatri mantra only and doing Yajyen from gayatri mantra along with its meaning, Ashtadhyayi Sutra 1/2/34 "YAJKARMANNYAJAPNYUNGKHSAMSU" states that singing is not necessary. Ajapajap and prannayam are related to the breathing system and therefore are taught in person please. You are always welcome here.

K D Gupta: Is Bhagwatgita not suitable for humans above 45? What about Ramayan, Vedas, etc.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. Bhagwad Geeta, Valmiki Ramayan are authentic religious books based on the knowledge of Vedas. Whereas Vedas are eternal knowledge which emanates direct from God, so all the authentic religious books are applicable for the souls, for whole of life. The books are applicable for soul and not for young or old age human body, please. Salvation is to be attained by soul and not by body. However, soul takes assistance from bodies to do worship of God and to discharge all moral duties towards, family, nation etc.

Vijoy Kumar Sharma: Is GUNA Milan important at the time of marriage of Boy & Girl?,Which Guna is most necessary?
Swami Ramswarup: Gunn means qualities. Good qualities like education, character, hard working, to be financially sound, respect to elders, capability to put on the responsibilities of family life, tolerance/patience, to be God fearing etc., are to be checked for boy as well as for daughter. However, the Gunn as said in present teva etc., are not required, as the said process of teva is not mentioned in Vedas, please.

Pankaj: Guru ji I use to ask question time to time for my satisfaction now my question is some people are having 5 childern some 9 and some having 4 those days too but some people don't have child. What could be the reason?
Swami Ramswarup: You are always welcome, please. Those who do not have child, it is mostly due to medical defect. They should go ahead for medical treatment because God helps those who help themselves. However, if medical authorities after medical examination and treatment, deny then it would be the result of past deeds which one should happily accept. There are several instances in the past like Bheeshma, Bal Brahamcharinni Gargi, Rishi Yagvalkya who had two wives but had no child but they all got salvation. So man must worship God while discharging all his moral duties to get peace otherwise he who has children or he who has no child, both will never become happy.

Sheena : I understand and fully accept the teaching of Vedas. I do believe that God is omniscient and is full of great capabilities. I also am aware that God is capable of many things and as I have been reading the question and answers column, I repetitively see you state that thousands of years ago the study of Vedas was the teaching before the Mahabharata war, and after the war was over Vedas teaching vanished and people became ignorant. The definition of ignorant that is commonly used is not having an open mind towards many situations, and you being a teacher it seems in my perspective that you make Vedas teaching come across as ignorant as you are also saying that all religion that have come to terms with their beliefs are false. Yes, I believe that some things that have been thrown in some religious text don't add up in terms of things being immorally wrong and unforgiving. I believe that a religion is an organization that is set up for political superiority and that a simple belief system is something that you believe in with your consciousness. There have been many incidents with the common man gaining spiritual strength to heal during their prayers and worshiping of their specific idols and for one to state they are wrong would be ignorant and thus wrong according to Vedas teaching. I also believe God can come as forms and for one to call a man ignorant for his/her beliefs is also ignorant. For one to accuse false is taking away the ability for truth. Therefore you, yourself cause chaos. There are a million reasons for moral and ironically enough Vedas is incorporated in every bit of it. In hinduism, buddhism and christianity. Yes, somethings are added in to ruin the authenticity of the a specific belief but when one gets in touch with ones innerself. In other words the greater God I believe that everything falls into place. There are a million and more elements in this universe and if one was believed to be an incarnate of God it would be best to not deny that claim. Everything emerges from somewhere. I also believe that sine Mahabharata that a world of open mind possibilities and not ignorance because Vedas has always been a crucial part of what Hindu's believe in because their teaching are surrounded by Vedas teaching. From Vedas emerged Hinduism, from Hinduism emerged Buddhism etc. No one ever has all the answers so my question to you is....what makes a Vedas in this day in age of corruption [where things are more likely to be false and ignorant] which you stated yourself so sure about what is in your books according to Sanskrit since many others have the same ability to read Sanskrit and are more open to the idea of world like possibilities?
Swami Ramswarup: Ignorant means he who lacks the knowledge of Vedas and I have never told that other religions are false. We respect all religions. However, every religion has a fundamental right of being spread all over the world. In this way, I am trying to spread the eternal knowledge of Vedas which emanates direct from God. So, please do not take it otherwise. In my book "Manav dharma Shiksha", I have quoted verses from all spiritual books of the world. I also sing spiritual songs, in which I sing shabad kirtan, sufi music, Bhajans of Sri Ram, Sri Krishna also. I am only against those who misinterpret the holy books and misled the public making this religious path professional. But I say that Vedas are eternal knowledge, direct from God and whatever has been said in Vedas, it is all true and therefore we must not go against the Vedas. Yog shastra sutra 1/7 and sankhya shastra sutra 1/66 clearly teach that if you want to conclude any truth then tally your views with Ved mantras.

I have realized peace, by adopting eternal knowledge of Vedas like Sri Ram, Sri Krishna, their public, Vyas Muniji, Vasishth Muniji and several Rishis. So, naturally I will mainly talk about Vedas. Those who have attained peace in their religion, definitely they would talk about their path. Your views according to your thoughts can be true. But in my opinion, the religion would only be an organization to set up political superiority when the politicians would make it. But, religion in Vedas has been made by God Himself and the chapter of politics is also therein which is nowadays not been adhered as was adopted by Sri Ram, Sri Krishna, King Janak, Harishchandra etc., and other religions are also said to be voice of God which cannot be told as "organization of setting up political superiority". However, due to one or the other reason, if present politicians and organizations etc., are not able to understand the true picture of religion mentioned in the holy books and they use the same for politics then what can public do?

Simple belief may be blind faith also and belief with own consciousness is another thing which would require regular study and hard practice of worship of God under advise of learned guru of the concerned religion. It will not be base of mere talking or bookish knowledge. Simple man can never gain any spiritual power please because the said version has not been mentioned in Vedas or any true holy granth. When an aspirant would do hard worship/practice/tapasya, then how would he be called a simple man and how would he try to heal the wounds etc., as you mentioned, please. He will never do this thing. He will preach the truth of worshipping God while discharging all moral duties towards family, society and nation and all human-beings to promote International brotherhood which is the real teaching of Almighty God in Vedas and other true holy Granths.

Yes, your belief that God can come in a form cannot be condemned and you may go ahead, please. But I would tell, based on Vedas' preach that God is formless, omnipresent, creator, Almighty and has unlimited qualities and unlimited power and is therefore called Almighty and all his qualities are eternal and unchangeable. Secondly, Vedas tell that there must have been the reason of Almighty God to come in a form. If somebody tells that God had to come in a form to kill Ravanna, kansa or Duryodhan then Vedas tell that when God destroys the whole universe and creates again and nurses the universe without coming in a form then how he would take the assistance of human body/arms- ammunition to kill the culprits. Vedas tell that He is Almighty, has all powers and it is quality of God to destroy the culprits, universe without any assistance. So there remains no reason for God to come in form. However, I would again say that you may believe your own views and can go ahead to attain peace, please. Second meaning of "ignorant" as told in Yog shastra is "Avidya". Avidya means to consider impure as pure, sorrows as happiness, non-alive as alive, mortal as immortal. Now, either we may believe in ved-shastras, holy granth or we may make our own views. So everyone is free to accept any way. So everyone is free to tell lies or to say liar to anyone but the conclusion is always based on Vedas, Shastras, Upnishads and other holy books of the world. But it is Almighty God who decides about truthfulness or falsehood of anyone and accordingly awards the result. I always give answers based on Vedas and holy books but I do not force anyone to accept my views, please.

Yes, there may be a number of reasons for moral but Vedas cannot be ignored being eternal knowledge direct from God. Yet everyone is free, whether he accepts Vedas or not. So I would advise you not to accept my chaos, if it does not suit you.

Yes, one must know to be attached with innerself. Vedas tell innerself is soul who resides in non-alive human-body made of five matters of prakriti. Further Vedas and yog shastra sutra 1/1 & 2 state- that when a person listen to Vedas and Ashtang yoga philosophy and when he does practice of ashtang yoga philosophy then his chiita vritti are stopped and he realises innerself. The said version is of Vedas. If a person is able to realise innerself by other means he may happily go on that way.

Not to deny the claim of incarnation is one's own view but the eternal knowledge of Vedas and several world level holy books deny, please. Rigveda clarifies that unless sun rises, darkness will prevail. Similarly when the knowledge of Vedas or knowledge of all true holy books of world's level would not be understood and obeyed properly then illusion would spread amongst the public.

So corruption, injustice, insult of women, blind faith, anger, pride, ego, greed, baseless wars, early deaths, diseases etc., are only due to lack of the knowledge of Vedas and religions. Vedas clearly state that if there would not be performance of Yajyen, respect of elders, hard-working and control on senses etc., then the said illusion and corruption, anger, injustice etc., will have to be faced by the public. Vedas are not difficult to understand. Vedas are to be listened from an acharya and not to be read. So listening is not difficult. However, it is upto one's own discretion to accept Vedas or not. Secondly, Vedas are not sects. So while doing every type of worship knowledge of Vedas can be gained, if one desires.

It is also mentioned in Nyaya Shastra written by Gautam Muni that truth is established by discussion only. Such discussion also took place between Sri Krishna Maharaj and Arjun otherwise blind faith would propagate. So I am very much pleased about your views and you are always welcome, please.

Harish Arya: I will like to take my first lesson from you over internet.
Swami Ramswarup: You are always welcome here, please. In four Vedas, three kinds of knowledge/science have been preached. In Rigveda, knowledge of every Matter of universe/science is given. In Yajurveda, knowledge of all kinds of pious deeds/moral duties of men and women are given. In Samveda, the way of real worship of Almighty God is given. Atharvaveda teaches that all the above three types of knowledge/science are true and in addition Atharvaveda speaks about medical science as well. However, all four Vedas, state that Yajyen is the most pious deed to be performed including worship of the God.

Yajyen is not only to offer aahutis of Ghee, samagri in the havan-kund but main meaning of the Yajyen is Devpooja, Sangatikaran, Daan. Dev pooja means there are five alive devas which are- mother who gives birth, father who nurses, learned atithi who gives knowledge, learned Acharya who gives true knowledge and who kills all the sorrows etc., of the disciple and makes the disciple capable to follow the real path of Vedas to get long, happy life and salvation.

The fifth dev is Almighty God who gives us everything to live upon etc., and especially who gives us the knowledge of four Vedas at the beginning of the earth. The word "Pooja" as stated above has its meaning i.e., to give respect, to obey etc. So, the four devas i.e., mother, father, atithi and acharya are given respect in the shape of money, shelter, clothes, sweet speech etc. But Almighty God takes nothing and gives everything. So the real respect and worship of the God is that if we obey His divine preach given in Vedas. In this way we really worship the God.

So first preach of four Vedas is to perform holy Yajyen with Ved mantras daily. The way of Yajyen with Ved mantras will be preached to you when you will come here. But you can start Yajyen with gayatri mantra only.

The meaning of gayatri mantra is mentioned on this website. Though gayatri mantra is first to be listened from an acharya yet if you know its pronunciation, you may start doing havan, please.

Secondly, you must sit on siddhasan both times (morning and evening) as time suits and with closed eyes without pronouncing, the gayatri mantra must be chanted in the heart along with its meaning.

Savitri Lakhan: What is Sahaja yoga. Self realization or kundali awakening. Is it Vedic or Avedic thing?
Swami Ramswarup: Nowadays, so many kinds of yoga are being taught. But, Vedas mainly tell about one yoga named Ashtang yoga. Patanjal yog shastra tells about Ashtang yoga philosophy in brief, please.
By the grace of God, I have written detailed comments on each sutra of Patanjal Yog shastra in Hindi. I would advise you to please read the book to know details about Ashtang yoga philosophy, if you so desire. Book will be sent to you on receipt of your postal address. Self-realisation means to know. When a person under guidance of his learned acharya of Vedas, worships God like performance of Yajyen, name jaap, Ashtang yoga practice, then one day, he knows himself which is called self-realisation.

I further explain please. The human body is made of five non-alive matters. So one day it is destroyed. Within this body soul resides. So we all are souls which reside in the body and we are not bodies. Due to the lack of knowledge of Vedas and worship as quoted above, mostly people say that they are bodies which is wrong. Kundali awakening matter has been briefed number of times on this website please. You are also advised to read my book- Question answers on Vedanta and eternal Vedas philosophy part I and Vedanta and eternal Vedas philosophy part II, if you so desire. In English in which above matter has been explained. Book will be sent to you on receipt of your confirmation, please. Please also read the reply to the question on Kundalini. Nowadays, mostly it is told that Kundalini is in the shape of snakes and so Kundalini is awakened etc., which is totally against the Vedas.

XYZ: Is it important for a woman to marry? If she does not marry and stay with her family with her studies, job and devotion is it fine with her? Are there any special rules to be followed during special times?
Swami Ramswarup: Several daughters adopted Brahamcharya path and they never did marriage. So it is upto the capability of a daughter if she can adopt Brahmacharya path to realise God under advice of learned acharya of Vedas. Learned Gargi was a brahamcharinni who studied four Vedas and did practice of Ashtang yoga philosophy. She was acharya/guru of king Janak. Yes, she can live with her parents but spiritual and worldly pious deeds' advices are required to be taken from learned acharya of Vedas and yoga philosophy.

At special times, woman can continue her worship for which I have written so many times that God is omnipresent, so resides everywhere. He is in stomach, where stools, urine are also stored. He is in dustbin, gutter etc., too but he is so minutest and subtle and has unlimited qualities and the purest that he resides in every matter but matter never touches the God. So is the case of women's period. However, shastras tell to be separate from kitchen and others because during that period time some harmful bacteria's are produced.

GP: Namaste Swamiji, i am reading the book of Sri Shirdi Saib about parayanam. The book says that one has to have a relationship with someone when we read that book for pranayam. Is that right?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you for a long, happy life. It could be the own path of the writer or society of the book. But Vedas do not tell the same please. Vedas tell that in open airy place, one must sit on siddhasan or padmasan and after getting perfection in yam, Niyam, asan, then prannayam should be practised. While doing prannayam, one should try to concentrate avoiding any kind of thought in mind and it will give the best result if prannayam is done in lonely place.

Tarun Goel: Swamiji, as far as I know there are two things "smriti" ans "sruti". Now sruti is hymn of God, its eternal. While shruti is, as the name itself implies, is a thing which must be valid for some period, now we do have Manu-samriti, which divides we people into different castes, this thing must had been vanished many years ago, but then why are we still following and creating a living hell for our country. Second thing, this thing was supposed to be omitted somewhere near 50-60's, didn't we have enough wise people (which we call yogi's), couldn't they predict this thing that casteism is going to create problem to our country?
Swami Ramswarup: At the beginning of every creation, the knowledge of four Vedas emanates from God and is originated in the heart of four Rishis. The said knowledge is not given in writing or by pronunciation but is originated as said, in the heart of four rishis. At the time, the use of papers, ink, pen etc., was not discovered. So the four Rishis started preaching the Vedas to the Brahma and Brahma to others by pronunciation and every disciple used to learn the knowledge by heart after listening the same from an acharya. So, the knowledge of the Vedas traditionally had been spreading the knowledge by listening that is why, Vedas are called Shruti. The meaning of Shruti is to listen. Shruti is eternal and immortal knowledge.

Smriti is the book written by ancient Rishis after listening and remembering the knowledge of Vedas. So their holy books are called smriti. For example- Manu has written his book called Manusmriti. Yagvalkya Rishi has written his book called Yagvalkya smriti etc. Manusmriti does not tell about the caste system by birth and therefore does not divide the people on the basis of caste system please. However, some self-made false shlokas have been added in Manusmriti which tell about the caste system, which is against the theory of Manu Bhagwan. For your information, Vedas (Shruti) also do not tell about caste system by birth but according to deeds.

So, the Vedas, shastras, Smriti and other ancient holy books or present holy books must be listened from an alive, learned Yogi who is a philosopher of knowledge of four Vedas and Ashtang Yoga Philosophy.

Priti : What is Pralaye? What happens after that?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you for a long, happy life, please. Pralaya ka matlab hota hai ki sara sansar nasht hokar prakriti ka roop dharann kar leta hai aur prakriti bahut hee suksham tatv hai isliye pralaya ke baad jal nahin hota, jal to nasht ho jata hai. Please also read the articles and questions on Creation.

Kripa: You Say Krishna was not God but then why in the Bhagavat Gita he says worship me and not the supreme God. In Chapter 9 of the Bhagavath Gita he describes himself to be the Supreme God and he says people should worship him?
Swami Ramswarup: 9/11 Geeta shloka (MOODAHA) ignorant people (MAAM) me (MANUSHEEM) man's (TANUM) body (AASHRITAM) holding (MUM) my (PARAM) the best/supreme (BHAVUM) natural /divine thoughts/feelings (AJAANANT) not knowing(MAAM) me (AVJAANANTI) ignore which is (BHOOTMAHESHWARAM) the best amongst all the living beings.

IDEA--- It is a well known fact that Shri Krishna Maharaja took birth from respected mother Devkee, his father was Vasudev jee. Vedas emanate direct from formless omnipresent God and all Vedas tell that God is "AJ EK PAAD" i.e., God does not take birth, he is immortal and unchangeable. So, Shri Krishna Maharaja can't be considered as God. However, Shri Krishna Maharaja was adorable Yogeshwar and Almighty God manifested within him. So he was equivalent to God but not God.

So in a stage of divine merriment, generally Yogi starts telling himself as God, i.e., equivalent to God. Here the idea of Shri Krishna Maharaja is that when Shri Krishna Maharaja was in his body (alive), at that time the ignorant people who did not agree with the eternal and divine Vedic views of Shri Krishna Maharaja for those Shri Krishna Maharaja states in this shloka that Oh! Arjuna! Such ignorant people are not aware of my eternal, Vedic views, so they ignore me because I am in a human-body. So they treat me as an ordinary man. Here it is to be noted that Shri Krishna Maharaja was not an ordinary man. He was supreme Yogeshwar.

Yet, people have faith in Shri Krishna Maharaja to worship him as God, it is their own belief and they may continue.

Kripa: Why did Shri Krishna tell Arjuna in Bhagwad Geeta that I am the Supreme Personality?
Swami Ramswarup: As per Vedas, avtar is not possible please. To determine every truth, the main proofs are Vedas, which are called self proof. Vedas state that after getting the knowledge from a learned Acharya, when an aspirant performs Yajyen, does pious deeds, discharges his moral duties faithfully, while doing the same he does practice of Ashtang yoga, he thus attains Asamprgyat samadhi. At this stage of Samadhi, Almighty God becomes present within him. Samveda mantra 944 states that at the stage of the Asamprgyat samadhi within the yogi, the preach of Vedas which flows from the mouth of Yogi is 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 uttered by the yogi are inspired by God Himself and the words are directed 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 before.

I would advise you to read my book"Bhagwad Geeta- Ek Vedic Rahasya" in Hindi. Book contains 739 pages wherein detailed description of each Shloka of Geeta quoting Ved mantras has been given proving that Geeta and in each Shloka contains Vedic knowledge.

In this connection, I will advise you to please study my detailed comments on six chapters of Bhagwad Geeta. The said comments have been written based totally on Vedas, as Sri Krishna Maharaj was a great philosopher of Vedas and he has given a divine preach to Arjun based on Ved mantras. So Geeta is not a Geeta gyan but it is a knowledge of Vedas. I have given two and somewhere three Ved mantras in support of each shloka stating that each shloka of Bhagwad Geeta is based on Ved mantras I have given proof of Ved mantras that in many occasions.

K D Gupta: Is the mana an agent of atma who deviates the budhiyoga from brahmatatva attraction to bhoutikwad?
Swami Ramswarup: Mann is not agent of soul when I hear these words from some saints also then it shocks me that mostly the saints are not learned of Vedas. Mann, budhi, chitta, ahankar are made of non-alive Prakriti. Soul is alive matter so how can mann etc., which are non-alive matters, be agents of soul. Actually system of human body made by Almighty God is that Five senses (i.e., eyes, nose, tongue, ears , skin) get information of worldly pictures, affairs, deeds etc., and send the same to mann. Mann sends to intellect (budhi) and budhi sends to soul to get final decision. The said process is eternal.

Soul has forgotten his original shape due to indulged in illusion. Therefore soul acts according to the chitta vritti when Vedic knowledge is gained and aspirants follow the path of Vedas then soul knows himself and illusion gets over.

K D Gupta: I feel God, see God why not others do?
Swami Ramswarup: You cannot see yourself please, then how God sees God. Soul looks through eyes. Even if eyes are not given to soul in human body, then soul is not able to see. Formless God, who creates, nurses and destroys the universe is one, who has no body or nervous system etc. So, no question of God seeing the God. Actually, God at every moment sees everybody. But everyone is not able to see God. You see, if everyone is God then the great qualities of God -of being omnipresent shall have no relevance. So God is one who resides in souls as well as in every part of universe.

Ajay Gayadin: There is now a new thing going on about Diksha, people going to India to get Diksha and pay aloud of money for it.after that they go to home they also start making business of Diksha they giving diksha to clients and Friend/families and asking money for it! They use the Moolamantra and not live in the way that have to be. Eat meat, drink alcohol, smoke etc, this is not good for our Hindu religion. Please can you explain the meaning of Diksha,who can give that, and can everybody give Diksha after initiation? Now people are trained to give diksha and to earn on it, is this good for our Hindu religion?

Swami Ramswarup: If Sun in the shape of knowledge of four Vedas does not rise i.e., Vedas if are not studied from acharya naturally the darkness/illusion will engulf the public and any kind of worship etc., (self-made) can be spread among the public and innocent public shall follow the same since they are not enlightened by the sun of knowledge of Vedas.

Every subject has been briefed in Vedas. Therefore I tell you about Deeksha. Yajurveda mantra 19/30 states "VRATEIN DEEKSHA AAPNOTI, DEEKSHYA AAPNOTI DAKSHINNAM. For answers to several questions including Deeksha, I would advise you to please study my book "VEDAS- A DIVINE LIGHT". Worth Rs. 80/- excluding postal charges. Rebate can also be given, if you so desire. I also share answer about Deeksha printed in the said book.

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 Brahamcharya and true speech etc., DEEKSHAAM = Brahamcharya, the education/knowledge from Vedas, good education, AAPNOTI = are obtained.

So the meaning of DEEKSHA is clear that DEEKSHA is obtained by adopting Brahamcharya and observing truth, by speech, listening, holding in heart, etc. DEEKSHA i.e., the education of Brahamcharya 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 they shall be 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.

Deeksha was given by ancient Rishi-munis and is still given at present after performing Holy Yajyen from Ved mantras being tradition of Vedas. Now, mostly the saints are not aware of Vedas and have made their own ways for Deeksha etc. It did not involve money matters. Secondly, Atharvaveda mantra 7/2/1 states that Deeksha or pravachan should be given by a Rishi who is a philosopher of Vedas and Yoga knowledge, which is often not seen nowadays.

So everyone cannot give Deeksha, as per eternal knowledge of Vedas which emanates direct from God. It is not a profession. Please also see the article on Gurus.

Pankaj: In which month does the soul come during pregnancy? Please tell me some mantras for good health of baby and how does he/she could be the great dignitaries like Karn, Bhishm Pitahmah/Arjuna?
Swami Ramswarup: Soul comes in the very first day please. Thereafter, parts of body start developing. In the connection, please see this website and study -" VEDIC SIXTEEN SANSKARS".

Kuttan Ajay: When Veda propogates God which is formless, then why do we worship God with idol? Is it not against the very tenets of Veda? More over the 3 main Gods according to Hinduism are Mahavishnu, Lord Shiva and Lord Bramha. Are they real, or is it our own creations? Does Veda has any reference about them? And who is superior among them?
Swami Ramswarup: Idol worship is due to the fact that mostly the saints have not studied Vedas. So naturally, they will not preach the eternal knowledge of Vedas to the public. Secondly, people are already innocent about the knowledge of Vedas. Thirdly, for the last about two-thousand years, the idol worship has been preached by those saints who are not aware of the knowledge of Vedas. So either the man-made worship or the God-made worship will be followed by the people. God made worship is briefed in Vedas and man-made worship has been mentioned in other granths.

After Mahabharata war, knowledge of Vedas is not been given. As the result, worship against Vedas has come into existence. So it is up to the public whether, they follow Vedas or not , however, Vedas are the eternal knowledge which emanates direct from God and is originated in the heart of four Rishis, at the beginning of the earth for the benefit of the mankind. Please also read the article and questions on God is formless.

Dharmendra: Please tell me the meaning shloka 3.8-9 in Shwetashwatar Upnishanad. Also how can you say that your Valmiki Ramayan and Mahabharat is authentic? In fact I also have Valmiki Ramayan and Mahabharat (by Ved Vyas) which tells different story than your said book.
Swami Ramswarup: 3.8-9 Shloka is "VEDAHAMETAM PURUSHAM MAHANTAMADITYA TAMASAHA PARASTAAT ... VIDYATE AYNAAYA." Its meaning is I know the supreme God who is shinning like a Sun in the sky and He is far away from darkness(illusion) . An aspirant overcomes the death only when he knows Him. Otherwise there is no other way to get salvation.

Idea:- the Almighty God is a form of unlimited light Himself. He gives light to Sun, moon, whole of the world. Our worship must be for the said formless, Almighty God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe and that too according to Vedas. Then only an aspirant overcomes the death and gets salvation. Please confirm that you wanted the explanation of above Shloka. I have not briefed the Shloka stating words and meaning of each word. If you desire then you can write E-Mail again.

I have clarified so many times on this website that there are only ten thousands shlokas of Mahabharata which are original and have been written by Vyas Muni and his disciple Gemini. But nowadays, about one lakh twenty thousand shlokas are there in Mahabharata. So one lakh, ten thousand shlokas are false. So in the case of Valmiki Ramayan. Once, I had to explain Valmiki Ramayan in a village of Jammu about twenty years ago. I asked for Valmiki Ramayan which was produced before me. I was surprised that the shloka no 1 of chapter 1 was not there and so many self-added shlokas were there. I had to search out for 1st shloka which is
"TAPAHA SWADHYAYE...... VANG VEDANG... .............VALMIKI MUNI PUNGWAN."

In view of the above you are right that my views do not tally with Valmiki Ramayan which you have read because you have read self-added shlokas and not the ones written by Rishi Valmikiji. Please, approach "M/S.Vijay Kumar Hasanand ", Nai Sadak, Delhi to get true Valmiki Ramayan and true Mahabharata Epic.

After studying the Ramayan and Mahabharata, please again send me your question.

Dharmendra: What is Samadhi and Mahasamadhi? After taking Mahasamadhi where soul goes? In Bhagvadgeeta there is mention about yam lok, narak lok ,swarg lok, pitri lok what is this?
Swami Ramswarup: Similarly Samadhi is a word from Yog shastra etc., which is authentic but the word "Maha" has been added by somebody at his own and has been made Mahasamadhi. Mainly there are two kinds of Samadhi, - Sampragyat and Asampragyat and last is "Dharam Megh Samadhi" where a Yogi attains salvation. There are lengthy subjects so I would like to advise you to please read my detailed comments and meanings of each Yog Shastra Sutra in my book named- Patanjal Yog Darshan (part I and II).

In the 4th chapter of part II of the book, I have tried my level best with blessings of Almighty God to explain the subject of Samadhi thoughit has also been briefed in chapter 1 (part I of the book) .

There is no swarg-narak, pitra lok in the sky etc. Vedas do not preach for the same. However, Atharvaveda mantra 6/120/3 states that when a family follows the Vedic path and always does pious deeds like Yajyen/Agnihotra , Ashtang Yoga practice, discharges all moral duties etc. then the family gets long, happy life free of tensions and diseases etc., which is called swarg-lok. When family/individual do not follow right path as mentioned then he faces tensions, problems, fights, diseases etc which is narak-lok for him or for his family.

Pitra means our elders who are alive and they nurse and take care of us. pitra are also those who have left for heavenly abode but we are concerned only with alive Pitra because after death , body is cremated and soul of our pitra neither takes any thing from us nor can they do good work for us, they according to their deeds get next birth.

Yam is God Himself who controls death and birth. Neither there is Yamraj nor Yamlok who controls death, etc.

The said meanings are in accordance with eternal knowledge of Vedas. Sri Krishna Maharaj was Yogeshwar and philosopher of Vedas who preached Geeta according to his deep knowledge of Vedas alone.

Harish Arya: What should someone do? if someone inspite of hardworking is not getting position in his class?
Swami Ramswarup: Manu has quoted ten signs of dharma (eternal religion) which is only made by God in Vedas. It's first sign is Dhriti i.e., patience, tolerance. So one should always be brave and never be demoralised. Then only he/she will be called religious person. Secondly, a student must try, try again. He has mainly two duties to perform- First to attain Brahmcharya and look after his health. Second is he must do hard study. Now, the less or more marks also be the result of our deeds which become obstacle inspite of hard study. So to overcome the situation we must always remember God. If you are in home with your parents then you must daily do havan with gayatri mantra and chant gayatri mantra along with its meaning before going to bed. If in hostel then you should chant gayatri mantra in mind with its meaning daily both times. It will be beneficial to you.

A student must always be away from bad societies. He must also do daily light exercises in the morning, must take plenty of water daily i.e., at least fifteen glasses of pure water a day which will help the student to overcome the said sins and to make full concentration on his studies.

Every student must be brave and not coward. He must be a hard worker. So you must always struggle and do hard work to get success in life. And the word that student has become extremely distressed in life should not be used. Please try, try again to get success.

S IanalaThe last thought was about Prophets. God does not need Prophets? Kindly Explain, Who is a Prophet and how many Prophets are listed in Vedas, If any?
Swami Ramswarup: SCOPE OF MENTIONING PROPER NOUN IN VEDAS Vedas is a divine knowledge where, there is no reference about anyone. I have clarified a number of times, the point that Vedas do not contain any history, story, fiction, falsehood etc. In Vedas, proper noun has not been mentioned. Knowledge of Vedas emanates direct from God at the beginning of the earth which gives us education about three eternal matters-Rigveda tells about science, knowledge about all matters of universe. Yajurveda states about moral duties, pious deeds etc., and Samveda tells about worship of God, Ashtang yoga philosophy. Fourth Ved is Atharvaveda which justifies all the said knowledge and also tells about medical science. As regards Avtarwad, Vedas totally negate the view. Vedas also tell that God never sends any Rishi-Muni, Tapasvi, preacher to preach spiritualism etc., to the public because God does not have any desire then how can God desire to send any preacher. If he will send preacher then he will have to preach the teacher about Vedas Himself. It means God will have to favour someone by selecting a particular person to give knowledge of Vedas to preach further. Then question arises that from where the desire originated in God when He is always desire less and second question arises that when He has selected one person to preach to public then why could He not preach entire world when He has unlimited power. It is an eternal law that God always originates the knowledge of four Vedas at the time of creation to our Rishis at the beginning of the earth. Hence, it should be noted that God selects four Rishis who were the best learned/tapasvis in previous universe but could not get salvation due to which they had to take rebirth. So, giving of knowledge by God to four Rishis is not favourism because God gives them knowledge for which the four Rishis were entitled because in the previous universe, they were about to get salvation but final destruction took place and they met with death. So, the study of all four Vedas reveals that no proper name has been used in Vedas. Vedas are eternal knowledge and unchangeable, unchallengeable. Rules and regulations of Vedas therefore cannot be changed for ever. Also, ancient Rishi-Munis as well as present Rishis perform Naamkarann sanskar (name ceremony) of child according to Vedas and they give holy name to child from Ved mantras. For example- Nowadays also the names like Brahmanand, Vishnudutt, Shiv Kumar, Mahesh, Aditya, Varunn, Sumedha, Arki, Archi, Richa, Manisha etc., which are the names taken from Vedas. It does not mean that Vedas contain the description of the said name-holder. Similarly, Ram, Krishna, Sita, Radha are the names which have been taken from Ved mantras but it does not mean that such names in Vedas indicate anything about person. Names taken from Vedas have their own eternal divine meaning. For example- Sri Krishna's name has been taken from Vedas by Garg Acharya along with Balram. Great Yajyen was organised and name ceremony according to Vedas was performed there.

Rajeev Bisaria: As per history we understtod that person who having daughter not getting Moksha after Death and place of women also not have good name in Vedas. Also people are praying for male child only and even now days people giving ashirwad putrvati bav. What it means it is true and why in Vedas we have trated women janam as result of bad karma?
Swami Ramswarup: Mera aapko ashirwad sadaa sukhi rahein. Yaska Muni states in his Nirukta Granth that soul is always in masculine gender and when comes in womb then too remains in masculine gender. Thereafter only, according to human body, soul is called feminine or masculine. But as far as original form of soul is concerned, he is always in masculine gender.

Recently, somebody has mentioned Atharvaveda mantra stating that the mantra encourages the birth of son, then I explained the whole mantra wherein there as nothing like such. Hence, to tarnish the eternal knowledge of Vedas such self-made false statements are being made prevalent actually most of the public is unknown from Vedas' knowledge and accept false knowledge which is harmful and spreads ravages of hatred in public.

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 had two daughters only, Mata Sita and Urmila. He had no son. King Janak with his own qualities and the good qualities which he gave to his daughters is being remembered uptil 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 died in young age but Pandavs are still remembered due to their own good qualities for knowing truth from Vedas.

P: I want to marry a man who is younger to me by 6 months. Is it immoral and sinful as per Hindu Shastra/Vedas? I also heard that Lord Ram is younger than Sita Devi. Is it true?
Swami Ramswarup: According to Vedas, the boy must be older then bride. Due to lack of knowledge of Vedas, the whole world is not aware of the fact, so keeping aside the old or young ages, the marriages are being performed. Sri Ram was not younger to mata Sita.

Kripa: Is Shrimad Bhagwatgeeta - Ek Vedic Rahasya - Pratham Bhag available in English?
Swami Ramswarup: The process to print, description of six chapters of Bhagwad Geeta in English purely based on Ved mantras, is in progress. It may take next six months please. As soon as the book is printed, same will sure be sent to your address. You may send your address, please.

Harish Arya: I am not finding any acharya here who follows the Vedas for that I want to make you my teacher. If you agree then I shall be thankful to you.
Swami Ramswarup: I appreciate your pious desire. You are always welcome. However, you must once come to me here when time suits you.

Rocky: This time I want to ask, as you have mentioned before that after death soul reside in aakash or roam to vasus for thirteen days and then again take birth as its karmas. So can you please explain it. After death, first day where soul goes then whats sequence and what we should do in those 13 days and about this journey of 13 days, is it mentioned in Vedas anywhere?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. Yes, this all is mentioned in Yajurveda chapter 39, please. Sequence is as under. All thirteen days should be utilized to perform Yajyen.

Swarup Modak: I have given name of my daughter 'Rushati'. Could you please arrange to inform me the meaning of the word "Rushati."
Swami Ramswarup: Rushati word is made of "Rush" dhatu (root word) in Sanskrit, the meaning of which is he who hurts others. It is a verb.

Amit Dua: I have 2 question about wearing sacred thread (Janeu): (1) What are the rules a person has to follow after wearing Janeu? (2) My age is going to be 29, can I take Janeu in this age?
Swami Ramswarup: (1) Janeyu is also called Yajopaveat. It is worn generally, at the age between 6-8 years while performing upanayan or Vedarambh sanskar. However, everybody can wear it after performing Holy Yajyen from Ved mantras. In the Yajyen, a learned acharya (Brahma) must preside over it.

According to the true Vedic philosophy the custom to wear the Janeyu is eternal made by God. Janeyu has three threads which are indication of Raj, Tam and Satv gunas. There is a knot in the thread which indicates and reminds every time that we have taken oath to bind the said three gunas because the gunas have proud, anger, laziness, greediness and various sins.

After wearing janeyu, one must always be vegetarian, he must do daily havan with gayatri mantra. He must chant daily gayatri mantra and name jaap of holy name of God - OM sitting on siddhasan or Padmasan along with its meaning, daily. He should try to listen Vedas.

You may please contact local Arya Samaj on the subject or you may come here.

F: How to handle things when family doesn't care for you?
Swami Ramswarup: It is very unfortunate that mostly children are not taking care of parents in old age. It is a great sin but the sins or mistakes are oftenly done under misconception that they are doing pious deeds. It is due to lack of knowledge of Vedas. Mostly the people say that Ramayan teaches us to live in the family like Sri Ram, who showered his love on parents, brothers, wife and even to whole public and always did justice to all but main point is oftenly over sighted that Sri Ram Mata Sita, King Dashrath, King Harishchandra, King Yudhishthir and their subjects also served their parents and family because they all studied and obeyed path of eternal knowledge of Vedas. Now for the last about 5,000 years, the knowledge of four Vedas is being ignored with the result our new generation too avoids the services towards gentle parents who served the children since childhood. I would like to say that you must do daily havan with gayatri mantra and must also chant gayatri mantra along with its meaning, both times. Also try to listen to Vedas in the nearest Arya Samaj mandir. This will give you peace and with the ashirwad of Almighty God, your son may be turned.

Yes, as your children have over sighted you, so you must oversight not your children but their bad conduct because they have already done sins since they do not properly worship God according to Vedas, so God will sure punish them under His rules if they are at fault. So you must not curse your children who have already committed sins. Actually Vedas always preach to nurse the children without thinking result in return. Every good deed must be done selflessly. Then only the deeds will not be able to hurt anybody. Secondly, they are independent. Though it is their duty to look after you financially also, if they do not do so then you must not help them financially. If they are not independent and are still children then elders must forgive the fault of children and you must accompany children while going to Arya Samaj temple.

Bipin K. Badheka: As we know there are different types of "Dan" like Anna dan, Shram dan, Dhan dan etc. Please tell us among this which is more important and should be made by us. Suppose I want to make "Dan" without expecting any Fruit or return as mentioned in Bhagwat Geeta then in interest of other needy persons which "Dan" should be made on priority basis. Please guide me.
Swami Ramswarup: As also written in Rigveda mantra 7/67/10 that Daan must be given to a learned acharya of Vedas in Yajyen. Secondly daan is given to the needy persons keeping in view the financial capacity of the donor. I have given a detail description of donation from Vedas on this website. Please search the same.

Deepali: How to protect a pregnant woman during chandra grahan? What a pregnant woman do during this period?
Swami Ramswarup: Chandra grahan (Lunar eclipse) has no concern with pregnancy, please. However, the lady must avoid to see the moon directly with eyes.

ARS I am always under pressure of work and also about my family. If I am free I think that today I wont think and will keep my mind idle but within few seconds, something or the other thoughts come to my mind I just try to avoid but I could not control my thoughts which harms me. What should I do and How to get rid of such things?
Swami Ramswarup: If you are doing overtime, that may be avoided please. Because it is the duty of husband being head of family to also give time to the family, especially in young age. Secondly, you must do daily havan with gayatri mantra along with your family. It will take only 10-15 minutes and this pious job will minimise your tension, exertion etc. If you can do asan, prannayam daily then you will again get mental as well as physical power which will further enable you to discharge your duties and take decision with in no time and you will never feel exertion etc., then coming baseless thoughts will be over.

Sanket: What is the jeevan chatritra of Kapil Muni?
Swami Ramswarup: Kapil Muni was a great philosopher of Vedas as well as Ashtang Yoga philosophy. He wrote world famous "SANKHYA SHASTRA" especially based on Prakriti matters. Rest information is not known, please.

Kavitha Bandi: You said that soul after 13 days wandering it will again rebirth according sins and pious performed by him/her. Sir the question which always moves in my mind is y v r borned....in this world. If God is there then why he created us and what he wants to prove by creating us in this world? As this world is of all sins, bad everywhere, and many other things, which will make my mind upset. If God is really there means on what basis he would have created us in first birth. Please explain.
Swami Ramswarup: Creation, nursing and final destruction including death and birth etc., is eternal process. Shwetashwropnishad shloka 6/8 states that Supreme knowledge, deeds and power of Almighty God are eternal and natural (automatic).

However, suppose soul does not take birth then what will happen? The form of soul is also eternal and immortal. So soul never meets with death. It is only living being's body which after leaving the soul, becomes dead and is cremated. So at this juncture the soul does not take living being's body. Then it will remain unconsciously in the space. The soul will ever then remain in unconscious (coma-like) condition. Now, suppose a person remains in coma, it means he is not able to do anything and even will not be liked by anybody. So will be the case of soul who will be in a position like in coma and will be of no use. The self-made story which I have told above is actually not applicable for the soul because the creation is eternal and automatic.

God has no desire of creation etc., please. He is devoid of desires. As I have told above, the creation is eternal and automatic, however the creator is God. Automatically at an appropriate time, the minutest divine power of God acts in non-alive prakriti and creation starts. So one should be cleared that God even does not create the universe. He is mere efficient cause (in Hindi Nimit Karann) . and the prakriti is eminent cause (in Hindi Upadaan karann). So, actually the God is Nimit-Upadan Karann of creation.

In reality, the soul does not always remain in Sushupt (coma) stage but by doing pious deeds according to Vedas, soul experiences most divine merriment after attaining salvation following the path of Vedas. So, God bestows mercy on public and has blessed us with human body and eternal knowledge of Vedas to attain salvation.

So we are free to do good or bad deeds but result is awarded by God according to previous lives' deeds. So souls take birth at his own, if the soul does purely pious deeds according to four Vedas why will he get rebirth? That is soul will not take birth.

So creation is eternal and if could not be then we would have been like an idle stone thrown in dense jungle.

Yes, there is chance only in human life to make birth pious, extraordinary and long, happy and healthy by following Vedas. As regards mistakes, Vedas state about previous life and present lives' deeds. It is bad luck of human being if they do not listen Vedas to know the mistake of previous human-lives. Our present birth is based on deeds of previous lives. Present and future happiness as well as birth also depends on present pious deeds based on Vedas.

So present life is golden chance to avoid sins in present life and to kill all the oceans of sins and other deeds which is called "Sanchit" karma of previous lives.

So it is our minds' thought which forces us to blame the God to say that He has created drama which is, if you do not mind, please, a sin.

Amit Kumar: I will like to invite you to give pravachan at a large mela of a communityin April.
Swami Ramswarup: Money is not a matter in spiritualism, please. You will have only to suggest the place where Vedic pravachan is to be delivered. As stated in Samveda, gathering to listen vedic pravachan is also not a problem, as the mantra states, when an aspirant is blessed by God, based on his previous and pious deeds, then he is directed to go to the pious place where learned person of Vedas preaches . However, time is a problem for me because in the starting of second last week of April, two months regular Yajyen from Ved mantras and yoga shivir commences here which ends in second week of June.

So you are advised to talk about arrangement to deliever Vedic pravachan/Yajyen in the mela, on my behalf, please.

So you can also arrange the pravachan with ved mantra/ holy Yajyen from ved mantras at your home also. My representative will also help you to donating money in Yajyen for its arrangement. My representative to accompany you to talk about Yajyen in mela will be provided first only after you have talked to mela authorities alone.

Even you along with your friends are also invited to attend the said Yag between the stated period. Here boarding and lodging are always free, please.

February 2008

Kripa: Why don't we remember incidents of previous births?
Swami Ramswarup: In the present life, even we do not remember about the events of our childhood. We forget so many events which take place some years back. It is difficult to say that what vegetable, dal or fruit, we took in the dinner just 10-15 days ago. So, what to talk about the remembrance of past life? We can only say that it is all under the administration of Almighty God that we forget about previous lives' events. This matter has already been placed on the article entitled After Death.

Satyendra: What is the beej mantra of mahamritunjya jap mantra? Can I chant this beej mantra of mahamritunjya jap mantra whenever I am free or whenever I am feeling fear, depression etc ? Will this bring me the same result of mahamritunjya jap mantra? Further chanting or listening of mantra is same thing i.e. will both bring the same good result? Please guide me.
Swami Ramswarup: Ved mantra is itself a mantra. It does not contain any beaj mantra. All Ved mantras have their respective devtas (subject) and chhand, etc. Secondly, all Ved mantras of four Vedas emanate direct from God.

So devta of Mahamritunjaya jaap is Rudra i.e., almighty God who punishes the sinners. It is better to chant the Gayatri mantra at all suitable times. Gayatri mantra contains - Stuti (praise), Upasana (worship) and prarthana (prayer). Whereas in Mahamritunjaya jaap there is only a prayer to God however, the selection is your own choice. Moreover, it is better that if your do daily havan with Gayatri mantra along with Mahamritunjaya jaap. However, in Vedas there is no Mahamritunjaya jaap. Please see more articles and questions on the website on the same subject.

Anonymous: Swamiji, I heard a story on TV about Saurabhi muni who was doing Tapasya on the banks of a river, in a jungle. He was thousand years old and weak. The symptoms of attachment and sensuality resided in his heart. Once he saw a pair of fishes duly indulged in sensuality. The desire of sensuality evoked in him and the Muni left the jungle and reached to king of Ayodhya. He asked the king to give his daughters to marry with him but all the daughters refused due to his old stage. Then the Rishi by his yoga power made himself most handsome, young boy. Then all fifty daughters of the king agreed to marry him. Muni married to all fifty daughters of the king. Muni spent thousands of years with his wives. He made fifty similar bodies out of his single body and spent married life separately with each wife. He obtained ten children from each wife. He created fifty palaces along with all luxuries in them through his yoga powers. Swamiji whether the story is true?
Swami Ramswarup: The story seems to be unauthentic please. Yajurveda mantra 3/62 states that a person can get maximum four hundred years of age maintaining hard Brahamcharya, performing Yajyen and doing hard practice of Ashtang yoga. So nobody can exceed thousand years of age. Therefore the story that Saurabhi Rishi was thousand years old and after marriage, he spent several thousand's years in married life and got ten children each from his fifty wives in old age, is not correct.

Eternal knowledge of Vedas like Rigveda mandal 10 concludes that after final destruction of the earth, when new creation starts then too Almighty God creates non-sexual young creation. (Atharvaveda mantra 7/2/1 Also refers). Why young non-sexual creation? If children would be made, they can't enhance the generation and so is the case with old men and women who cannot give birth to children. In view of the above, it is clear that no such muni was there who had the age of thousand years and in the old age, he married with fifty young daughters of the king and got children.

Mawaram Supan: I will like to perform a puja. How many days should I fast prior to performing the puja? Do various pujas require different number of fasting days?
Swami Ramswarup: Fasting is not necessary to perform worship. Vedas tell to worship only one God who is formless, Almighty, omnipresent, cannot be broken into pieces. He creates, nurses and destroys the universe alone, being Almighty. Holy Yajyen with Ved mantras, His name jaap and practice of yoga philosophy are the path to worship Him, please. However, you may put your query, if any, again, please.

Kuldeep: Kya Bhagvan ko dhoondne se desh kee progress hogi?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, please. Bhagvan ko dudne se hi kewal desh ki hi nahin, Vishwa ki progress hogi aur sukh-shanti, Bhaichara sthapit hoga agar veh Khoj/puja vedon ke anusaar athwa sache granthon ke anusaar hai. Vedon ke anusaar khoj mein teen vishay honge. Pehla, vigyan arthat science ke vishey mein progress jo Rigveda ka vishey hai. Doosra visheya jo Yajurveda ke visheya hai weh hoga shubh karma jisme deshwasiyon ko aalasya, Gareebon ka khoon choosna, nari apmaan, Ishwar se derker kanun vyavastha ko na todna ityadi bahut se subjects hongey. Bhai chara rakhna aur sab mil kar sath-sath unnati Karen, kheti, Pashu palan vibhag aadi annadi Desh ki tarakki ke vishye honge abhi tak jo kuch kaha, yeh sab bhautik unnati ke vishye mein kaha jisme koi bhi gareeb nahin hoga aur apas mein vair-virodh nahin hoga.

Teesra vishye vedon ke mukhye vishye hai joki Ishwar prapti aur moksha hai. Yeh saamveda ka vishye hain. Isme Yajyen, Ishwar ke naam ka jaap, Yogabhyas aadi pooja aati hai. Atharvaveda mein visheshakar medical science hai parantu charon vedon ne kaha hai ki upar kahe teeno vishyon mein Ek sath tarakki aur usme mehnat karma hi Ishwar ko dhundna. Iske vipreet Ishwar ki koi khoj nahin kahi hai, Isliye sahi mayne mein vedon ke anussar Ishwar ko dhundna hi manavta, Desh sampoorna vishwa ki tarakki hai jo aaj prayaha jhoote sadhu santon ke ved virodhi updeshon se band padi hai kyunki ved mein Bhagwan nein kahin nahin kaha ki sansar, dhan, parivar aur desh ko chod kar kewal bhagwan kohi dhundo. Yeh to bhagwan nein paap karma kaha hai.

Atharvaved mantra 19/41/1 mein saaf kaha ki Rishiyon nein jab-jab tap kiya tab-tab desh ko sudrida banaane ke liye kaam kiye. Aaj ved-virodhi sadhu janata se paise thag kar desh ko khokhla kar rahe hain aur Aish kar rahein hain.

Nanik Ram: According to Vedas there is one soul (atma) in one human body in the inner core of heart which is the basis of life. The separation of which from body causes death, right? Then when a human donates some organ, why does both the donated organ and the human body remains living? According to Vedic philosophy one should remain living not the two because there is one atma in one human body? Take another version of basically same question. Human body is made of trillion of cells, each can live outside body if we provide appropriate laboratory conditions. Then this either means trillions of atmas in one man or this mean lab conditions are the basis of life? In either case it seems that SINGLE ATMA is not the basis of life? Please explain.
Swami Ramswarup: Soul has three places to reside in the human body. While awake, it remains in left eye. During dreams, in throat and while taking sound sleep, soul resides in heart, please. These stages have been named- Jagrat, Swapan and Sushupt respectively. Yes, soul's separation from body means death. Donation of organs is a separate matter means soul is alive matter whereas organs are non-alive. Soul goes out of the body when heart palpitation is stopped. So the organs required to continue heart palpitation even if less, then the soul continues to reside at places quoted above.

Organs separated from the body are non-alive matters, those are not alive. So when the organs are suitably placed in other human body by an experienced doctors connecting them to veins, arteries and tissues perfectly then the source/power is continued and enlightenment of the soul to whole of the body is resettled. For example-There is a midnight and darkness pervades all over the space but a room gets enlightened by ray of light of an electric bulb. A man in darkness is making some noise but is not visible. Now, the man who is living in the room calls him to join him in the room. Then the invisible man becomes visible by the ray of light of electric bulb. Same may be the case of a dead object outside the room which becomes visible when taken into the room. So in a body when other parts gets installed suitably, those parts gets enlightened by the power of the soul.

The matter which is one and should always be alive is only soul, please and not body or a part of the body. Trillions of cells/Tissues do not contain soul. Soul position is as quoted above, please. Like a bulb of a room. In a room there are number of objects but being seen in the night with the help of a single bulb.

Rajeev: Is birth of a child a sin? Does Atharvaved mantra 6/11/3 say that? I heard parents don't get salvation without children.
Swami Ramswarup: It is totally wrong and totally against the eternal knowledge of Vedas which emanates direct from God. Yaska muni in Shathpath Brahmin Granth states that soul always remains in masculine gender. When soul comes in the womb of the mother, either in human body or that of animals, birds etc., it takes bodies accordingly, based on his previous lives' deeds. So based on bodies, soul is distinguished as male, female, eunuch etc. In shastras, it is clarified - "NAIV ISTREE NA PUMAAN AN NAPUNSAKAHA YEN YEN SHAREEREY TEN TEN YUJYATE". It means the soul is neither woman nor man or eunuch. When soul takes body, it is distinguished accordingly. Secondly, Vedas tell that salvation or gati etc., is based on personal deeds of soul and not based on son, daughters, etc. Hanumanji, Bheeshma Pitamah, Karnna, Bal Brahamcharini Gargi (who was an acharya of king Janak) and several other dignitaries were not married but based on their pious deeds according to Vedas, they got salvation. Similarly, King Janak had only two daughters- mata Sita and Urmila. He had no son but got salvation. Yagyavalkya muni had two wives but no issue till death but got salvation. So please avoid the false statement of so called Pandits, gurus etc., who are against the Vedas. Yajurveda mantra 7/48 clarifies that soul after having human body does deeds good or bad and gets rewards accordingly. So there is no difference between boy and girl. No, please, wrong interpretation of Atharvaveda mantra 6/11/3 has been read or listened by you. Only a tapasvi, learned of Vedas who has practised ashtang yoga philosophy can correctly interpret the Ved mantras.

Atharvaveda mantra 6/11/3 states that the lady who increases the number of family members when with the mutual consent of self and husband gives birth to a male child if she takes nutritious balanced diet, so the idea of the mantra is the lady who takes the balanced-nutritious diet she often gives birth to a male child. Mantra does not compare the birth of male or female child. It is bad luck of our country that the fair knowledge of Vedas is not being spread and hence dissatisfaction, problems, tensions, corruption, early death, diseases and several other problems are being faced by the public and the so called saints who are against the Vedas are cheating the public.

Mahesh: Can a human being fly and have supernatural power?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, it is possible in a yogi who is learned of four Vedas and after doing hard practice of ashtang yoga has attained Asampragyat- Dharam megh Samadhi as per chapter 4 of yog shastra and Yajurveda mantra 7/4. I think it is not possible nowadays to meet with such yogi. Nowadays mostly the saints who are against the Vedas make fool of the public.

Dharmendra: Please tell me how Ram and his vanar sena constructed Ramsetu bridge? And also how much days they took? And is it true that Ravan has ten heads and he lifted the mountain of Shiva? And from where I will get original Valmiki Ramayan?
Swami Ramswarup: Sri Ram had two engineers in his army- Nal and Neel. Under the advise of both engineers, the army built the bridge. When 13 years had been passed in exile then in 14th year Sri Ram attacked Lanka during that time, the bridge was made.

No please, it is not true because Ravanna had only one head. Sri Valmikiji states in Valmiki Ramayan that when Hanumanji entered the palace of Ravanna so as to locate Mata Sita then Hanumanji. "DADARSH VIKSHIPTAU RAKSHASENDRIYASA BHUJAVINDRAVAJOPAMAU" i.e., Hanumanji saw two open arms of Ravanna. In the next shloka Valmikiji writes that Hanumanji heard the breathing of Ravanna from one huge mouth. So the description of two arms and one mouth of Ravanna puts an end to all the doubts regarding ten mouths etc., of Ravanna.

No, Valmiki Ramayan does not tell about unnatural happenings that a person may be able to lift a mountain. Please send your postal address to send Valmiki Ramayan by V.P.P.

Dharmendra: Who is the father and mother of Bramha, Vishnu and Mahesh?
Swami Ramswarup: Here Vedas clarify one thing that there is only one formless, Almighty, omnipresent God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. Yajurveda mantra 32/1 further states that God was, is and always remain unchangeable one but His names are several. So Brahma i.e., most supreme, Vishnu i.e., omnipresent, Mahesh i.e., the creator are also the names of one God based on His supreme divine qualities. Yajurveda mantra 2/26 further states that God is "SWAYAMBHU" i.e., eternal. Being eternal neither God is made by anybody, nor anything is made from God. So God has no mother and father. As regards Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh being human beings/yogi, their parent's names are not known please.

Rajendra: 1) It is said that by deep breathing, one reduces the number of breaths per minute which is constant for person thus increasing life span. In case of Kapalbhati one increases number of breaths. How above logic fits in?
2) Deep refreshing sleep is observed after doung Dynan Mudra but followed by Unknown scary feeling. Could you please advice? One yoga teacher told me that feelings in sub conscious mind are surfacing. Guruji, is it correct? If correct what is the remedial action?
Swami Ramswarup: (1.) Not deep breathing but by stopping of breathing the life increases, please. Actually, in the absence of maintaining yam and niyam properly, one should not do asan and prannayam, as is stated in Yajurveda mantra, 7/4 and yog shastra sutra 2/29. As regards Kapalbhati, it is kind of tough prannayam and is therefore prohibited in the absence of yam, niyam, and asan. Sequence of yoga philosophy is yam, niyam, asan, prannayam, pratyahar, Dharna, Dhyan, Samadhi and the eternal sequence is not allowed to be broken. So, why a person must do action of kapalbhati pranayam? Everybody is entitled to do prannayam but as per the sequence quoted above.
(2.) If the deep refreshing sleep does not involve laziness afterwards but alertness and pleasure, then it is okay otherwise not good. As regards fear, it is observed and one should ignore the same. No, feelings of sub conscious do not surface in this if so happens then it is not related to worship. Actually worship kills the fear.

Sanjay Kumar: 1. How to use Gyatri Mantra? 2. How to use puja or mala for gyatri mantra?
Swami Ramswarup: The best use of GAYATRI MANTRA is to chant it along with its meaning in mind and not by tongue. Secondly, havan must be formed daily with Gayatri mantra along with its meaning. Thirdly, Bahyantar and Abhyantar prannayam must be done along with chanting of gayatri mantra in heart accompanied with its meaning. Such prannayams are learnt personally from experienced yoga teacher. I am away and hence can't teach you. So you may either come here or seek a yoga teacher locally.

K: I was searching in net regarding anna daan. I heard that it is good for departed souls so I got your site. I am very much interested in spiritualism. My father had died sometime back. I am losing interest in things. Is there any world after death? I mean is there life after death as soul? Can meet our loved ones after death am very very much interested in knowing things like this.
Swami Ramswarup: I am sorry to listen about your father's demise. May God bless the departed soul.

Vedas are eternal knowledge which emanate direct from God at the beginning of every universe. Being the knowledge direct from God, each statement of Ved mantra is also eternal truth. Thirty-ninth chapter of Yajurveda states about death. The soul when leaves the human body remains under control of a divine air named "Sutratma vayu". Mantras tell that after wandering unconsciously for thirteen days in the space and planets like Sun, moon, etc., soul comes again on this earth inside the vegetation. Then either the soul enters the male living being's body according to pious deeds and sins through pores or duly mixed within vegetation is taken by a male person. Then the soul takes rebirth through parents.

This process is an eternal truth. However, if soul is religious and has done hard tapasya then the soul gets salvation. Only soul has to face the result of previous lives' deeds through living being's body. Since soul is alive whereas body is non-alive matter. So body does not face the result of deeds. When soul has gone out of body then how the soul will see, hear, taste, smell or touch or will be benefited of any pious deed etc. therefore Vedas do not tell about the present system of shradh etc.

However, the pious deeds done to remember the departed soul by means of devotion or organising the holy Yajyen with Ved mantras, its result never goes in vain and the family is benefited.

Departed soul never meets again please. Even departed soul, when take rebirth, forgets every event of his previous life.

As regards dreams Atharvaveda states that dreams of departed soul are not good so it is in your interest and welfare that you do not see dreams.

Dharmendra: I want to know that why Krishna told Arjuna to fight against Kaurava? Do you think he was right?
Swami Ramswarup: Yogi, rishi, muni and dev who were/are philosopher of Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy never tell lies or do not deliver incorrect speech. As regards Yogeshwar Shri Krishna Maharaj, he was also supreme dignity and was equivalent to God. So how can he guide Arjuna incorrectly?

Duryodhan, Dushshasan, Kanak Shastri and Shkuni were the four bad elements in the Kaurvas side. They used to destroy the country doing insult of women, gambling, using wine, insulting rishis, destroying eternal knowledge of Vedas. Yudhisthir, Shri Krishna, Bheesham Pitamha, Kripacharya and other elder learned warriors tried to tackle the situation and to make Duryodhan to leave the bad habits etc., at their level best but all in vain. Secondly, the main reason to fight the Mahabharata war was therefore to finish the bad elements who were against the eternal culture and who were destroying the nation. So to save the eternal religion and nation, war became necessary. It was therefore very clear that war was to establish/save the religion which was and is a moral duty of a kshatriye. The second reason of war could be to get back the kingdom from Duryodhan because kingdom was taken over by Dhritrashtra (Kaurvas) by wicked means. But Pandvas were still requesting not to fight war but were ready to accept only five villages to live upon.

Vikas: Can you give me the list of forefathers of Bhagwan Ram?
Swami Ramswarup: The lineage of Shri Ram has been mentioned in Valmikee Ramayanna right from Manu Bhagwan from Satyug. Lineage is like this--- Shri Ram was born in Ikshwaku family. Manu was the first king of this earth. Then Ikshwaku was the son of Manu. Then Kukshi, Vikukshi, Bann, Anrannya, Prathu, Trishanku, Dhundumar, Yuvnashva, Mandhata, Susandhi, Dhruvsandhi, Prasenjit, Bharat, Asit, Sagar, Asmanj, Anshuman, Dileep, Bhagirath, Kakutsth, Raghu, Pravridh, Kalmashpad, Shankhan, Sudershan, Agnivarna, Sheeghrag, Maru, Prashushuruk, Ambreesh, Nahush, Yayati, Nabhag, Aj, Dashrath and then Shri Ram, Lakshman, Bharat, Shatrughan.

Gowtham: Swamiji your answers & articles have opened my eyes to 100s of facts about which I was unaware of. My doubt now is regarding your "origin of Hinduism article". You have said that entire mankind originated from Tibet & entire mankind were Hindus (studied Vedas) till few thousand years back. In that case why is there no mention or reference to any of western or eastern countries like Europe, Australia, etc. in our religious texts & also why is there no mention or edicts or material about Vedas in any of those foreign countries?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, non-sexual creation took place in Trivishtap, which is now called Tibet. But at the time Hindu word was not in existence. They all were Arya and those arya migrated from trivishtap to present pious land of mother India. Manusmriti shloka 1/140 to 142 (2/21 to 23) further clarify about the said land of India. Word "Hindu" come afterwards. India is situated on the back of river Sindhu and I have already told you that how the word "Hindu" was conferred on us. But still it is a truth that the whole public nowadays resides in India whether Hindu, Muslim, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists etc., were called Hindus, as they were/are living in India. So we have forgotten our ancient name Aryan and we have adopted our new name-Hindu. So, entire mankind did not originate at a time in Tibet. They were of non-sexual creation and were 1000's in number at young stage. Thereafter, by parents the generation started taking birth and generations multiplied. In the said generations, those who adopted Vedas were called Arya being gentle and others were called Anarya i.e., Dacoits etc. When the people started increasing in number then aryas and anaryas started quarrelling with each other. With the result, Aryas left the place and came to the present pious land of mother India. So aryas did not come from outside.

At that time, there was no question of political division of earth into countries etc. Vedas do not tell about proper noun or any history etc. Vedas give knowledge i.e., of science, etc., form of pious deeds and the eternal path of worship of formless, omnipresent, omniscient, unchangeable Almighty God. My blessings to you for a long, happy life, you are always welcome please. I would also advise you to read some of my books written on the basis of four Vedas, if you so desire.

Kripa: With due respect, you say that the Vedas say God is one and formless. There are so many million Hindus who do not follow that. At the same time they encourage idol worship some of them are also learned people in Sanskrit, its grammar and the Vedas. Is it that the copies of the Vedas they learn are not the same copies that you read it from? Does not that mean somewhere something is corrupted God know which one is true! Similarly you have earlier mentioned to me that Hanuman was not a monkey but most of the people narrate the story with him as a monkey. Don't you think the Hindu scriptures are corrupted to a great extent? What makes you think that what you read is the right version? Just like not everybody's version is fully corrupted and some verses here and there are true. Don't you think your version could be wrong in some places? What makes you feel the one you are following right and how is that you preach about something that is corrupted, that exists in different versions and does not exists in its original form as the true religion when its no more?
Swami Ramswarup: Please refer to the earlier answer on origin of the world. When non-sexual creation came into existence then Almighty God originated the knowledge of Vedas in the heart of four Rishis. The worship of Almighty, formless God being eternal, is being performed right from the beginning of earth till Mahabharata war. Thereafter people indulged in sadness due to the innumerable deaths in the war and stopped studying Vedas and doing Yajyen and Ashtang Yoga practice under guidance of ancient Rishis. They did not contact with Rishis with the result, the later generation became ignorant from eternal knowledge of Vedas which emanates direct from God in the beginning of the Earth. Hence, the people started making their own made worship including the worship mentioned in your question. However, such worship is not mentioned in Vedas. Learning of Vedas is always done under guidance of an acharya who knows Ashtang yoga philosophy too. But nowadays, some shlokas from upnishads or from anywhere else are chanted by some persons who know little knowledge of Sanskrit and they show that they are chanting Ved mantras, which is a sin, being false. Secondly, if such people remember some Ved mantras, that too is not correct until an aspirant studies all Vedas. Some Ved mantras or shlokas of Granths and Chowpayees etc., are selected which corroborate their self-made path and help them to prove their own made path on ideas more strongly.

Actually it is not a matter that what I, you or anybody says about science, eternal spiritualism, maths etc. But eternal fact is that one should prove the statement from Vedas. For example- I say avtar is valid. Then a learned acharya will put the question please quote Ved mantra in support of your statement. So if there is a Ved mantra supporting that statement, then it is true otherwise not. This proof relates to the Yog Shastra Sutra 1/7 wherein it is stated: PRATYAKSHA ANUMAN AGAMAH PRAMANNANI. That is, to come to the truth, Ved mantra's proof and proof of present Rishi-Muni who knows the meaning of Ved mantra is required. If public could have been educated about such sutras and Vedas then self-made worship would not have been introduced. So according to the said sutra, I give the example of Rishi Valmikiji who was a great learned and knower of Ved mantras and Ashtang yoga philosophy. He wrote Valmiki Ramayan, when Sri Ram, Rishi Valmikiji and Hanumanji were alive.

Valmikiji has written that Hanumanji was not monkey. Now a learned would accept the statement of Valmikiji as per proof of Vedas and shastras and rest may go ahead without any evidence/proof.

Similarly, we have to deal with Vedas and shastras and Rishis to reach at the truth in the case of taking birth too. All Vedas state that soul takes birth from parents under the control of formless, Almighty God as is also mentioned in Rigveda mandal 10, Sukta 129 and 135. So the birth quoted by you is not according to the Vedas, please. I always preach or state based on Vedic eternal philosophy and hard practice of Ashtang Yoga and I give proof of Ved mantras, too. So I am sure about my truth. If in a book or statement, few things are false and other few are true, then keeping in view the Vedas, the entire is condemned. However, it is also mentioned in Vedas that truth is also established by doing shastrath/discussion peacefully in presence of a learned acharya of Vedas. Nowadays, the preach is mostly shouldered and public is made to obey without discussion and Vedas' proof.

Alok Sadana: It is a common notion in India that all the 4 Vedas are never kept in the homes together. Which of the Vedas is not kept in the houses?
Swami Ramswarup: The reason for not keeping the four Vedas in the homes together is actually our bad luck. As you know, Vedas are eternal knowledge which emanates direct from God, at the beginning of the earth. God has entrusted us with a duty to study and obey the path of Vedas for long, happy life. Rigveda states there is no alternative of sun. It is only sun which spreads light on earth to obliterate the darkness of right and nurses the human beings. So are the Vedas. In the absence of study of Vedas, no light of knowledge is attained to kill the illusion and to get long, happy life. Please also refer to the previous answer on our scriptures.

Dharmendra: Do you know Swamiji how Krishna took birth? I also want to know that who is Narsinha and Prahlad.
Swami Ramswarup: Kansa was king of Mathura and maternal uncle of Sri Krishna Maharaj who kept his sister and brother-in-law in jail where Sri Krishna Maharaj took birth. But after taking birth, Sri Krishna was safely taken to Gokul to the respected family of Nand where Nand and his wife Yashoda nursed him.

As regards Narsingha, his description is found in Puranns but all four Vedas do not agree with the same. Puranns say that Prahlad was son of Hirannyakashyap.

Naval Deshbandhu: In your article - "Difference between Buddhi, Mann and Aatma", you state that -- "Because prakriti is non-alive so the whole articles of the world is also non-alive. The bodies of man and woman and others were like statue because it is unsexual creation then the alive soul enters the body according to previous karmas (i.e., in the body of man, woman or animal or birds under the unchanged system of God). We are soul and not body. But my questions simply are: a) Where did the soul come from?
b) What caused God (which is Prakriti after Pralaya) to again come back into action? I think to simply state that God is both action and inaction is not sufficient? I think there is no explanation given (or possible) as to why did God have to create this Universe? Why? What was the need? To experience Himself? No, No. That which is complete, by definition at least, doesn't have to do something to experience Himself.
c) Why did God create this Universe in which Illusion exists and it is possible to do Sin? Why create this complex mechanisms of separation from God, birth, re-birth, salvation, merger back into God? Why this game? Kindly provide your insights into my questions. Thank you and my salutations to you.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you.
(a) The creation is eternal. When final destruction occurs then souls and prakriti both take shelter within God. When creation occurs and functions of universe starts then soul according to Yajurveda chapter 39, after leaving the body, at the time of death, wanders in sun, moon, planets etc., and then comes on earth. It mixes within food grains and thereafter takes next birth. This process continues till final destruction of universe.
(b) No question of cause or game etc., please, being eternal process. Moreover God is ever desire-less. God has even not created the universe alone. It is eternal process which takes place automatically. At proper/appropriate time, creation, nursing, destruction and again creation occur. At the time of creation, power from alive God acts in non-alive Prakriti automatically and creation starts and so on. So no question of why, please it being eternal process. God being desire-less and knows personally about each atom of the universe. So question of experiencing does not arise.

(c) Illusion is due to three qualities of prakriti i.e., Raj, Tam and Satva.

Rocky: Namaste Munivar, first of all thanks a lot for your answer. It was really helpful. Now I want to ask the meaning of this verse: Patanjali Yog sutra, chap-1, v-48- "ritambhara tatra pragya". Please explain.
Swami Ramswarup: My Blessings to you for a long, happy life. Ritambhra=established truth, Tatra=of that yogi, Pragya=sharp mind/intellect. Sharp mind which generates from vivek i.e., wisdom. Wisdom is generated by listening Vedas and hard practice of Ashtang Yoga. So Ritambhra is the quality of the pragya (mind/intellect) where the mind collects only the truth, truth and truth and not even an iota of illusion. So the yogi attains Ritambhra Pragya after doing hard practice of Ashtang Yoga philosophy. Such Pragya is different from those who have collected only worldly knowledge of the Vedas and collect the knowledge based on guess.

Such Ritambhra Pragya is attained by a yogi by attaining the stage of Nirvichar Samadhi. Such mind always remains full of concentration and remains always away from illusion. At anytime it can be concentrated on a single point where the person will be working and will not be having any disturbance/obstacles etc.

Such person had been doing the practice of Ashtang yoga philosophy especially concentration and meditation makes the best use of time and will be continuing forever too. Yes, without doing practice of Ashtang yoga philosophy and Vedas study under guidance of an acharya, other sharp minds based on worldly books study, may get some progress in worldly affairs/matters like education, science and other fields but would not be able to grasp only truth, truth and truth, it being duly effected with illusion. Illusion effected mind would get tired soon and would require freshness time and again. It may tell that it is not in the mood of doing a particular task continuously whereas Ritambhra pragya remains ever fresh and is confirm.

Kripa: Prohibition of Interest in the Qur'an (3:130) (4:161) (30:39) (2:275) (2:276) (2:278) - Prohibition of Interest in the Veda (Rigveda 3:35:14). Is this true?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, taking of interest on money is prohibited in Quran. However, Vedas as well as Manusmriti talks to take reasonable interest as per business requirement to live upon.

Please quote correct number of Rigveda as the mantra number quoted by you i.e., Rigveda mantra 3/35/14 does not exist.

So to take the interest on money is the profession of a businessman (Vaishya) (Manusmriti shloka 1/90). This liberty is not applicable for others i.e., Brahmin, Kshatriya, etc.

CVNL: Guru ji, I am suffering from arthritis. Please instruct me the relevant pranayam and diet restrictions to cure the same.
Swami Ramswarup: You must take medical advice regularly, please for diet control and requisite medicines. Prannayam is learnt from an experienced yoga teacher or a yogi in person please. Otherwise, it may be harmful. I am away, therefore can't teach you from here. Either you may come here for a week or please contact an experienced yoga teacher to learn asan and prannayam. However, Vedas tell first to take advice from medical authorities.

Mawaram Supan: When a devotee is doing abhishek to the Shivalingam and then he is offering prasad to the Shivalingam, I was informed that the devotee is not allowed to touch the Shivalingam at any time. If this is correct and the reason why he is not allowed to touch the Shivalingam at all?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. Shivling worship is not mentioned in Vedas please. Vedas tell only to worship a formless, omnipresent, omniscient, Almighty God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe alone. Being Almighty, He has all unlimited powers to do the above said divine action at His own. He does not need any assistance, so does not require to take avtar, etc. Vedas tell that God is Swayambhu. Swayambhu means that God has not been made by anybody or from any matter. Again from God nothing can be made.

January 2008

Hemant: Can you please explain me in detail yog nidra? I have heard for a sadhak, he has to get up at brahma muharat & do his sadhana otherwise everything done is of no use. My question here is for a sadhak if he really wants to get up at brahma muharat? How does he get the minimum sleep required for his body to be relaxed? Can you please explain me how do the yogis use to relax their body within no time was there any technique like yog nidra? The time each day, which is lost while sleeping can be utilized for meditation i.e 1/3 of our life is lost while sleeping so please help me out in guiding any possible measure to save the most valuable time. What is the exact brahma muharat starting & ending time? How to concentrate or dyan kendrit or dhyan dharna?
Swami Ramswarup: For a healthy man six hours sound sleep in the night is enough please. So, one must try to sleep at 10 o'clock to wake up early in the morning. A Yogi who does hard practice of Ashtang Yoga, reaches a stage where he stops his Chitta vritti.

YOGAH CHITTA VRITTI NIRODHAH. Meaning: yogah= yoga, chitta=combination of intellect, egotism and Mann, i.e., faculty which receives knowledge from five senses and passes the same to intellect. Vritti=effect of various forms, nirodhah= stoppage.

Nidra is a vritti so he gets full control on Nidra (sleep). So an aspirant must first listen to Vedas, perform Yagya, do name jaap of God and practice of Ashtang yoga. Rest of the siddhis are obtained automatically with the grace of Almighty God and learned acharya. When a yogi becomes habitual to do prannayam then he gets a siddhi that his prannayam (stambhak) starts automatically, even while sleeping and hence utilization.

Braham muhurat starts at about 4:00 o'clock in the morning. Concentration is done after getting Yoga advises from a learned acharya in person. It can not be described in book or here please.

Sarvana: I have cervical pain. Presently I am working in Hyderabad. Many of my friends suggested to join yoga to relieve from the pain. I came to know about this trust by one of my friend in Karnataka. Can I learn Yoga in Hyderabad itself? And, I have hair loss also. Heard that it can also be treated by Yoga. Now, expecting your reply.
Swami Ramswarup: You must do practice of sarp asan daily. However, it should be learnt from an experienced Yoga Teacher for which you may contact locally, with yoga centre etc.

Mohit Goyal: You said that there are three eternal matters Almighty God, souls and prakriti. And goal is to realize the God. Some how but I don't believe it is possible that I realized the God and I got bored again because now I have realized God also because after that nothing left. Let me tell one story which I made it myself. There was one person and he was very poor. He always used to work hard but we get not much so he can fulfill his family requirements. He prayed God and one day God impressed and appear in front of him. God said to take any thing he want. Person: God I know you are alone and bored in your world and that is why you made prakirti and people like us. I know you are the only one who is behind all crimes. I know you made devil because I know you will get bore if everyone is happy and no one will call you. I know it is all your game and you are enjoying there. I want you to come here and live like us. I want you to realize the world you made and people you made. I don't want you to use your power once you come here. But i want you to realize that you are God and face all problems and nobody will help you. That is what I want you to fulfill my wish. And God appeared as Human form one day without any power and faced all problems. God knew that God is trapped fully. There is nothing wrong and right for God so God did everything at extreme. One day God realized that now there is nothing left for enjoyment because there was always a limit for anything. Now question comes what should God do now? Should God still face all problems happily? Should God return back to home?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, it is not an easy task to realise God yet it is not impossible for those who become aspirants, having great spiritual thirst to realise God. When the aspirant starts making contact with learned acharya who knows Vedas and yoga philosophy then one day the aspirant becomes ascetic and starts hard practice of ashtang yoga and with the grace of Almighty God and learned acharya, he gets progress day by day and one day either in this life or in the next birth, the aspirant realises God. So without listening Vedas, contacting learned acharya, doing Yajya, name jaap of God and hard practice of Ashtang yoga , the realisation is quite impossible. After realising God, a supreme treasure i.e., experience a divine merriment is left.

God has created the universe and Vedas tell that God Himself is the greatest, supreme, divine wonder. Yajurveda states that no one has taken birth who is neither equivalent nor more to God. Based on Vedas, the Shruti i.e., Shwetashwaropnishad shloka 6/8 too states that no one is equivalent or more to God.

So applying even a little divine knowledge of Vedas that no one is equivalent to God, it will be told that in the universe no story or matter can be made or produced in respect of God as nothing is equivalent to God. So story told by you is not applicable to God because God is formless, omnipresent and never appear before anyone.

You see, a king of a nation if he is unmarried will live, sleep and wake up alone in his room but his kingdom i.e., subjects of the king are always with king and i.e., why he is king. God creates and enters the entire universe, He is the immortal and Almighty king/commander of the living beings and each matter of the universe.

So it is not correct to say that God is alone. He who is saying to God to come and live with him is ignorant that God is omnipresent and lives already with the story teller.

God's power is everywhere and God does not need any assistant to utilize His power and unlimited divine everlasting pleasure remains always within God. God never appears before anyone.

Yes, there is a limit in the world of everything in which all living beings are involved but as far as God is concerned, He has no limits, i.e., why He is God. God has unlimited qualities. He is beyond calculation, beyond imagination and beyond description.

Though, the universe is the home of God because He is omnipresent but the best home of the God made by God, is the body of human being, where He is realised.

Priya Sharma: Is my future is bright? My study is going good or not in the future? When meet I my true love?
Swami Ramswarup: Future is based on hard working towards right path. One must get progress in both way i.e., in education, science i.e., worldly pious affairs as well as in spiritualism which make the future bright.

So, the study always remains the best when a student does hard study daily, observes strict Brahamcharya. So the question of love matter must not arise in student life.

Rashmi Sahu: Further as told by you Hanuman ji is son of Marut muni and Anjani. You have told that he is from vanar prajati, generally known among masses is that hanuman has set fire Lanka with his tail. Is it true as per Valmiki Ramayana. If not how Lanka got burned? Please enlighten.
Swami Ramswarup: Hanumanji or any vaanar (of Ramayan) did not have tail. They being human beings. It was a tradition in vaanar jaati to put laangul (langoti) which is still used by Indian wrestlers. In the langoti, some portion is left free from last rib of the back bone like a tail of an animal. When the brave Hanumanji was brought before the Ravanna to award punishment then after long discussion with his courtiers, Ravanna at last ordered (on the advice of Vibheeshan) to set on fire the laangul (langoti) which was the great mark of respect of vanar tribe. From the said fire Hanumanji burnt Lanka.

AL: I have received your published books and am enlightened by the knowledge that is in there, even though I have just started to read them, they are fascinating. As usual I have some further questions, which I hope you can enlighten me on:
a) Are we able to eat salt and foods containing salt before hawan, or must we fast, or eat only sweet foods before hawan? Are there any bidhi, bidhan which answer this question?
b) Our family (parents, grandparents, uncles, aunties) have chosen a guru from India, who in essence has been the kuul guru for 5 years. However I have never been part of that decision nor do I approve of that guru, as he is swarthi and only comes to Australia for donations. Everytime we are invited to his parwachan and katha's, there is constant talk about donation. He gets his fare paid, and gets treated like a king, but almost always he talks about donation. Never once have I heard something about the Vedas from him. I wish to accept you as guru, because you have given me knowledge which makes sense and tallies up always to be the truth, as per the Vedas. Is it ok, for my parents to change guru's? What are the rules and regulations of changing guru's? If they are allowed to change, obviously there will be some conflict of interest, between parents and grandparents, plus uncles. Is there a method to discard this fake guru, who seems to have a good grip on our family?
Swami Ramswarup: Actually the havan must be performed with empty stomach. However, milk, water can be taken. After taking meals, salts etc., there is a possibility of natural call or to gas passing etc., which must be avoided.

These are your heart felt, pious views about guru and are really highly appreciated. I think, you have read Vedas' philosophy and About Gurus.

I have been called several times by Indian lovers in Australia (Sydney) but being busy, I could not go there. And still there is no chance in future yet. My blessings are always for those who are God fearing, honest, hard workers, promote international brotherhood and listen to Vedas and other true holy granths/books which make human beings capable to achieve salvation. I am pleased to accept you as my disciple as you are a lover of knowing eternal knowledge of Vedas which emanates direct from God in the beginning of the earth. It is advised in the Vedas by the God that all human beings must follow Vedas. If you have time then you must sure come India to me to learn Yoga philosophy which is applicable in family too. I shall bear one way fare expenses for you. Here boarding and lodging are always free for everybody and donation is never asked. The qualities of a true guru is mentioned in four Vedas, out of which first requirement is to have learned of Vedas and Ashtang yoga philosophy. The learned of Vedas are always true spoken and spread truth and love to whole human- beings. These are always beneficial to the public. They are not greedy, lazy and make never spending fun. There are several other divine qualities of such true guru. Otherwise the Guru is to be changed, say Vedas. My blessings to you for a long, happy life. I shall send to you my spiritual C.D. soon.

S: I have been married for almost 10 years now. Sometimes my husband will get angry with me. He feels that I am not listening to him and obeying his instructions. When he becomes angry with me he yells at me and he threatens to harm me physically. Sometimes he may push or grab me. When it happens he apologizes. It says that he will work on it. I am not sure if ending the marriage would be the correct way. What should he and I do to make sure that this does not happen again and to have a harmonious marriage? Please advise.
Swami Ramswarup: This is common behaviour in most of the family. So, you must cooperate to make your family happy. You must never mind such behave of your husband because you already know the truth that you are not at fault. However, the behaviour about manhandling, yelling, grabbing is really not good. Yet, first of all, you must try to solve the situation, politely and lovingly.

To continue the married life happily, it requires a great role from you, please. The lady is said to be like earth which tolerates/bears everything. I am not saying that one should tolerate atrocity but if the married life becomes happy by tolerating to some extent then the lady must try for the same. In the same way whole hearted service, honesty, hard working cooperation etc., are needed, please. Divorce is not always the solution. One should try to take such good steps of toleration to continue a long, happy married life. In this connection, I would like to say that families are not considering the path of spiritualism but materialism which is also a great cause of making family life worst. It is a fundamental law of Vedas made by God that without following the eternal path of spiritualism, no one can get peace. So, please try to chant Gayatri mantra daily with its meaning, both times.

Duwaraga: Does fate exist?
Swami Ramswarup: Yajurveda mantra 7/48 states that human beings are free to do good deeds or sins but result is awarded by God. When a person, takes birth, he is provided with previous lives' good deeds and sins to face which is called prarabdha karmas i.e., fate. So in prarabdha (fate) man has to face result of his own previous lives' deeds. However, the fate can be changed/burnt by doing pious deeds according to Vedas.

Rashmi Sahu: Shri Ram has taken birth in which manavantar? This is seven manavantar running. Further Lord Manu has taken birth in first manavantar or seventh manvantar. Please enlighten us. There are seven manavantars and each with 71 chturyugis, soin every chaturyugi everytime the satyug, dwapar, treta, kaliyuga, comes. Does everytime, Ramayan, Mahabharat happens. Please enlighten this mystery by power of your God realisation. A realized yogi knows all, he knows past present and future.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you, my daughter. The period of Manvantar is given in the answer about Yugas. Shri Ram took birth before one crore and about ninety lakh years ago. So please calculate the manvantar.

Ramayana, Mahabharata were written by Valmikee and Vyas muni based on the events of life of Shri Ram and Shri Krishna along Pandvas. It is not possible that they will take birth in the same shape again and there will be again Ravanna to took away Sita and Pandavas, Kaurvas take birth and war will take again . So every time Ramayana and Mahabharat will not take place. My blessings to you.

Manvendra: I wanted to know of shalokas which teach the essence of time management?
Swami Ramswarup: The following Ved mantras indicates the essence of time management. Yajurveda mantra 3/6 states that earth resolves around the Sun, with the result time calculation is made.

Atharvaveda mantra 9/9/11, 12, 13 and 14 state about the kaalchakra (cycle of time). Atharvaveda kand 19, sukta 53 and sukta 54 tell about cycle of time (kaal chakra). So the study of said mantras will give the knowledge of time management. In Yajurveda the life has been divided into four parts i.e., Brahamcharya, Grahasth, van prastha and Sanyas. Every ashram requires the knowledge of time management for which the said Ved mantras are required to be studied deeply. However, if you want explanation of said mantras, please inform. And every second of the life must be utilized to discharge our moral duties. For example- earth is moving, wind is blowing and both do not take rest. In Vedas, it is told clearly that morning meets night and night meets morning and such cycle never ends. Similarly, a man can work restlessly/continuously without break though night has been earmarked by God for rest. Yet nidra has been called a vritti which has to be controlled by an aspirant.

Misuse of time doesn't allow us to know the value of time for effective time management. Such knowledge is attained by spending time with a learned acharya who teaches special knowledge of prannayam and meditation by which aspirant becomes able to gain divine knowledge which helps the aspirant to manage time effectively. Really a sharp mind (in yog shastra sutra 1/48 it is called Ritambhra Tatra Pragya i.e., extra ordinary, intellectual mind) only knows the essence of time management.

Suppose, any individual having normal knowledge is allotted duties to discharge within a stimulated time then he will not be able to get success.

Sunil Kumar Maurya: I want to know that what is the proper way for chanting any mantra.
Swami Ramswarup: Proper way of chanting Ved mantra is known from a learned acharya. It is not difficult. Only Hindi alphabets are required to be known. Then acharya will teach you varnna-uchcharan shiksha within a short period of one month and the aspirant becomes able to pronounce shudh (pure) Ved mantras.

Ajay Kumar: Thanks for knowledge and clearing my doubt. I appreciate the trouble with gratitude and love full heart. I believed what you wrote, but confusion remained due to happenings at my own home and with my brothers and family members.
Swami Ramswarup: Dear Ajayji, My blessings to you for a long, happy life. The human life is meant to listen, talk and adopt truth only. I appreciate that you try to adopt truth.

S: I feel its high time I get rid of my negative attributes which are my (1) anger, (2)poor decision making, (3) very poor concentration level in any work I take up, (4) laziness (5) inability to commit myself to work even if I am interested in it. I am extremely distressed, there is no discipline in my Life as my mother says. I really want to change for my own good, but do not know how. It's frustrating to be unable to succeed in many things I have ever wanted to. Please sir help me to improve my life.
Swami Ramswarup: Anger, pride, laziness, non-commitment to work and so many other vices are due to the illusion in human life. Illusion gets over after getting knowledge. You are a student. You must know your moral duties please. You have to control your senses, perceptions and mind so that the said sins do not occur in life and full concentration is devoted on studies and to maintain good health. To control the said negative attributes, a person must listen to good preach, must study spiritual and social good books and must do practice of asan, prannayam and meditation daily along with regular studies. A student must always be away from bad societies. He must also do daily light exercises in the morning, must take plenty of water daily i.e., at least fifteen glasses of pure water a day which will help the student to overcome the said sins and to make full concentration on his studies.

Every student must be brave and not coward. He must be a hard worker. So you must always struggle and do hard work to get success in life. And the word that student has become extremely distressed in life should not be used. Please try, try again to get success.

You may put day to day problem to your parents or me to get advice about studies, each subject etc., but never be demoralized.

SB: I have problems in office. I have been working diligently.
Swami Ramswarup: You are entitled to put your problems before your boss. Keeping in views your hard working and conduct, I am sure your boss will listen and solve your problem. At this juncture, it will not be advisable to apply to any other firm please. Actually, every problem is solved by God But God help those who help themselves. So you must also please chant Gayatri mantra both times with its meaning. It will be more beneficial if you also start havan with gayatri mantra daily. I am sure God will listen to your prayer.

Seshwar Sehra: When I asked questions regarding Shree Guru Nanak, the following verse was mentioned: (i) In Mandala 7, Ush 5, Mantra 5 and Chapter 6 "Bee chakram prithoi aishai ta khestraaeh Vishnu mansai das sayaan throvaah so asaya keeryo janaas oeroo khashatra so janama chakaar (8)". Meaning "when in the world the sinful ways will be on the rise and noble behavior will vanish, as the disappearance of the moon when on its wane on the darkest night, there will appear Vishnu as a prominent Prophet from the Keshatra Clan and will manifest in consecutive form through 10 Prophets to bring back the ways of virtue to the ailing world." Since in this verse it says that Vishnu will appear as a prominent prophet. Does this mean praying this prophet is praying to God? I am asking this because from what I know Ram was an avtar of Vishnu, and I continuously praise his name. Is this wrong because he was human on earth, by Rig Veda? Or is it correct to praise prophets as they are god on earth?
Swami Ramswarup: Correct number of the mantra is Rigveda-mandal 7, sukta 100, mantra 4 and correct pronunciation is as under please:- "VI CHAKRAMEY PRITHIVIMESH ETAAM KSHETRAYE VISHNNURMANUSHEY DASHASYAN, DHRUVAASO ASYA KEERYO JANAAS URUKSHITIM SUJANIMA CHAKAAR."
Meaning:- (VISHNNUHU) omnipresent God (MANUSHE) for man i.e. human beings (KSHETRAYE) abhyuden i.e., to give all kinds of benefit in long, happy life (DASHASYAN) to give Abhyuden i.e., to give all kinds of benefits, comforts, assets, wealth in long, happy life etc., to the human beings. Omnipresent God (VICHAKRAMEY) has made (PRITHIVEEM, ETAAM) this earth. (JANAASAHA) devotees (ASYA) of the God (DHRUVAASAHA) have become firm to worship. Because (URUKSHITIM) this wide spread, huge earth (CHAKAAR) is made by (SUJANIMA) God that is wonderful creator.

IDEA- The word Vishnu made from Sanskrit root word "VISHLARI". The meaning of which is omnipresent and there is only one Almighty God who is omnipresent. Yajurveda states - "DYAVA PRITHIVI JANYAN DEV EKAHA" i.e., there is only one unchangeable, eternal God who creates the universe. So the meaning of Vishnu is omnipresent God and not prophet. In other Ved mantras like Mandal 10, sukta 129 it is clarified that Almighty God who is formless and omnipresent creates, nurses and destroys and again creates the universe alone. Yajurveda mantra 40/8 states He is Shukram i.e., Almighty, akaya i.e., formless. Almighty means He has all unlimited powers and therefore does not need any assistance, for fulfilling any purpose of universe. He alone does all his supreme deeds like creation, nursing etc. Therefore he too does not need any prophet (saint, yogi etc.,) to take care of the universe. Prophet can never be God. God was one, is one and shall ever remain one.

Rigveda mantra 1/164/46 and Yajurveda mantra 32/1 states that there is only one God but he has unlimited divine qualities and therefore His names are unlimited based on His qualities but God remains always one. So His names are Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh, Varunn, Agni, Surya, Chandrama etc. So we have to worship only one Almighty, formless God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe.

Yajurveda mantra 7/48 states that human beings are free to do pious deeds or sins but result is awarded in the shape of pleasure and sorrows respectively by God.

No saint, yogi etc., is required by God to help Him to control the worldly situation etc. Suppose the world i.e., human beings become sinful and noble behaviours vanish away etc., as written by you then naturally the same situation occurs due to sinful deeds of humans and God under His natural administration would punish human-beings. Then nobody on the earth either saint or yogi etc., is able to save the situation.

Therefore question of taking birth of Vishnu etc., does not arise. Otherwise Vedas tell that creation, nursing and destruction is eternal and takes place automatically at a stipulated time under the control of Almighty God. As said in Shwetashwaropnishad shloka 6/8, "Swabhaviki Gyan bal Kriya Cha" i.e., knowledge, power and divine actions of God take place automatically.

Please read articles on Vedic Philosophy. If soul assimilates into God then who will experience the divine pleasure. So soul neither assimilates into God nor is a piece of God which can be separated from God. Soul can never be God. I have written a book named- "Vedanta and eternal vedas' philosophy" and I would advise you to please read the same if you so desire. Book can be sent in receipt of your postal address. Price of book is Rs. 40/- excluding postal charges. God is not energy but has unlimited qualities like knowledge, power and divine deeds etc.

S P Ianala: Sato, Rajo and Tamo Guna, are three forms, when it is applied to a human it is mere mentalities, Sato is superior, Rajo is "medium, and Tamo is inferior, when it is applied to universe it is best explained by the trinity, three forms of the same God, which we call Lord Vishnu, who maintains the universe, Lord Brahma who creates and Lord Shiva who destroys, basically it is one God performing various functions, but for our understanding they have been given three different names and their mentalities best explained by the story where Bhrigu Maharaj visits them as if they were human. One creates, One maintains and One destroys, then again we know that God created human in his own form, does it mean physical form or astral form, you have to tell. There is only one energy which occupies all the space of this universe, and we call this energy as GOD, and this energy is not just some electrical current, it is alive beyond our imagination and when all its charges exist together, then things are normal and we can say are being maintained, but when the charges separate, they either create or destroy, so to maintain one has to be balanced in all traits, and we call it Sato Guna, and the one which creates needs lots activity and sensual appreciation also, and we call it rajo guna and the one which destroys needs lots of anger and negative force and we call this as tamo guna, again creation, maintenance and destruction all happens almost at the same time at the minute level, but when we apply these three properties to other things, like food etc. The definitions change but yet Sato guna remains the superior one, Rajo in the middle and Tamo inferior. We have discussed earlier, but few more points in this regard, when we ask, why God did this? i.e. Creation and destruction again and again, no one has answered this question, probably because this is beyond our knowledge. Now the question comes of Soul and God are they separate or one, you said they are separate-advaitwad.

Q- From where the souls came and who created them and why? again why only limited no. We can answer this question by saying, God did, but again the question raised mostly is why separate? It does not look Ok? Now if we say God and Souls are not separate, just for the sake of understanding, imagine in the beginning there is only one energy, then elements came from it, then the universe is created from five elements, then living beings from a small portion of that vast energy to sustain it or to make it alive, imagine it is like flame, you take a straw and lit it with already burning flame, and this is the first soul separated from the God, it got body from five elements, it became lost and got loaded with Karma, now it cannot mix with the original flame, because it is impure with bad Karma, so the cycle of births and deaths begin, more souls created, but once a soul gains enough Good Karma to neutralize all the Bad Karma, it becomes suitable to returns to the original energy, which we normally call that a soul got assimilated in to paramatma due to its bhakti. Paramatma is just a word to glorify the God, it is not limited like a human soul or atma, but it is the only source for every creation and destruction, even five elements. I know we have already discussed that God, Soul and Prakriti are different, I am trying to understand it in terms of just energy, which is alive and self sustaining, we call it "God" If we take this whole thing only at the physical level, it is just energy, but when we take it at all its levels, spiritual and levels beyond our imagination, it is Omnipresent, caring, self sustaining and sustaining others, alive, conscious, interactive, assimilative most powerful energy, it is better to call it just "GOD".
Swami Ramswarup: "VI CHAKRAMEY PRITHIVIMESH ETAAM KSHETRAYE VISHNNURMANUSHEY DASHASYAN, DHRUVAASO ASYA KEERYO JANAAS URUKSHITIM SUJANIMA CHAKAAR."

Meaning:- (VISHNNUHU) omnipresent God (MANUSHE) for man i.e. human beings (KSHETRAYE) abhyuden i.e., to give all kinds of benefit in long, happy life (DASHASYAN) to give Abhyuden to give all kinds of benefits, comforts, assets, wealth in long, happy life etc., to the human beings. Omnipresent God (VICHAKRAMEY) has made (PRITHIVEEM, ETAAM) this earth. (JANAASAHA) devotees (ASYA) of the God (DHRUVAASAHA) have become firm to worship. Because (URUKSHITIM) this wide spread, huge earth (CHAKAAR) is made by (SUJANIMA) God that is wonderful creator.

IDEA- The word Vishnu made from Sanskrit root word "VISHLARI". The meaning of which is omnipresent and there is only one Almighty God who is omnipresent God. Yajurveda states - "DYAVA PRITHIVI JANYAN DEV EKAHA" i.e., there is only one unchangeable, eternal God who creates the universe. So the meaning of Vishnu is omnipresent God and not prophet. In other Ved mantras like in Rigveda Mandal 10, sukta 129 it is clarified that Almighty God who is formless and omnipresent creates, nurses and destroys and again creates the universe alone. Yajurveda mantra 40/8 states He is Shukram i.e., Almighty, akaya i.e., formless. Almighty means He has all unlimited powers and therefore does not need any assistance, for fulfilling any purpose of universe. He alone does all his supreme deeds like creation, nursing etc. Therefore he too does not need any prophet (saint, yogi etc.,) to take care of the universe. Prophet can never be God. God was one, is one and shall ever remain one.

Rigveda mantra 1/164/46 and Yajurveda mantra 32/1 states that there is only one God but he has unlimited divine qualities and therefore His names are unlimited based on His qualities but God remains always one. So His names are Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh, Varunn, Agni, Surya, Chandrama etc. So we have to worship only one Almighty, formless God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe.

Yajurveda mantra 7/48 states that human beings are free to do pious deeds or sins but result is awarded in the shape of pleasure and sorrows respectively by God.

No saint, yogi etc., is required by God to help Him to control the worldly situation etc. Suppose the world i.e., human beings become sinful and noble behaviours vanish away etc., as written by you then naturally the same situation occurs due to sinful deeds of humans and God under His natural administration would punish human-beings. Then nobody on the earth either saint or yogi etc., is able to save the situation.

Therefore question of taking birth of Vishnu does not arise. Otherwise Vedas tell that creation, nursing and destruction is eternal and takes place automatically at a stipulated time under the control of Almighty God. As said in Shwetashwaropnishad shloka 6/8, "Swabhaviki Gyan bal Kriya Cha" i.e., knowledge, power and divine actions of God take place automatically. Please read the article on creation and prakriti.

S P Ianala: What is the source of these thoughts. Lord Vishnu or Narayana says, I like those bhakts who worship my disciples, like Lord Shiva, Ganesha and others more then those who worship me directly, so basically he tells that it is not necessary that you worship me directly, if you worship any of his followers, his blessings would automatically come to the bhakt. Now there are numerous stories written by many saints, that God appeared like Krishna, Shiva, Ganesha, Durga etc. or like Paramhamsa said that a bright light emanated from the Idol of Durga. What is your understanding on this issue? Is it possible that God will interact in any way with the bhakt, to guide him or to pacify him, is it possible as per Vedas or what does Vedas say in this regard. Did you have any such interaction with the divine power, if yes, what was it like.
Swami Ramswarup: Such worships are not mentioned in Vedas please. The learned of Vedas do not believe the same. Though direct worship of God is not authentic. Vedas tell that the aspirants must first make contact with a learned acharya of Vedas to take his eternal guidance of Vedas. Then the aspirant starts worship.

God being formless cannot appear before anyone but He is realised by a yogi. Vedas tell only to worship a formless, omnipresent, Almighty God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. God guides the universe through the eternal knowledge of Vedas once in the beginning of earth. At that time, knowledge of Vedas emanates from God and is originated in the heart of four Rishis in the shape of four Vedas. Thereafter only a learned acharya of Vedas has been preaching the knowledge of Vedas for their benefit.

Divine power is eternal and realised by a yogi in the shape of divine light and the yogi experiences divine pleasure.

Narender Sharma: In which part of our body soul live?
Swami Ramswarup: While awake, soul resides in the left eye, while dreaming in throat and during sound sleep, soul resides in heart. These are the three places where the soul resides.

Shama: How one can win dev lok? How one can make mind like moon, eyes like surya? Can daughter perform agni sankar of parents please?
Swami Ramswarup: Human body is called brahma lok/Dev lok. If a person becomes aspirant to realise God and follow the path of Vedas then he wins over i.e., exercises control over five sense, five perceptions and mind which means he has conquered Dev lok i.e., he has realised God. Other meaning of Dev is to please a Dev i.e., a learned acharya of yoga by good services to get the knowledge of Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy. But there is no other swarg/Dev lok where soul goes after leaving the body. If a family of a person follows the path of Vedas and lives happily without diseases and problems then too the residence of the family becomes a devlok.

Yes, there is no agni sanskar of parents please. But there is agnihotra or daah sanskar etc., which can be performed by any family member who is available at that time.

Deepak Bhai: Which mantra should I repeat in my mind all the time?
Swami Ramswarup: Gayatri mantra is the best to repeat whole day if time permits otherwise the mantra may be repeated both times i.e., morning and evening.

Deepak Bhai: Is it written in Ved that Ved saying I don't know about param purush? Netti neeti means ki isse aage main nahi janta.
Swami Ramswarup: No, please. It is not mentioned in Vedas. Instead in Yajurveda mantra 31/18 it is stated that I know the param purush i.e., God who is away from illusion and is the form of light.

However, whatever, has been mentioned about God in Vedas, God is yet above the same, He being beyond calculation, beyond imagination.

Ajay : Is it true that there exist Pitralok, where our ancestor go and stay till they are reborn. I have come across some time when my late fathers Atma descended on one of my family members body and troubled them to draw attention during marriage and such rituals to gain there parental share after death. I do not personally believe but have come across such incidents. Would you enlighten and clear my doubt please?
Swami Ramswarup: No please, there is no such Pitralok where after death any ancestors stay. The family life where parents and elders like grandfather, grandmother and other elders live is called pitrilok. It is also not possible that any atma can descend within any living being. This is all against the unchangeable laws of Vedas. Please also read articles on Vedic philosophy and After Death.

Seshwar Sehra: I would like more knowledge please on the topic of the Vedas, you mentioned about no talk of matas inside Vedas. Does this mean in the Vedas it does not refer to Ramayan and Mahabharat? Did these all happen or occur? When you go to common Mandirs why are they doing pooja of the forms of God? Isn't the Vedas the basis of Hinduism teachings?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you for a long, happy life. Your views to secure more knowledge about Vedas are appreciated. In four Vedas, it is preached by Almighty God that human life is meant to listen to Vedas and to follow true path to get knowledge -science, to do pious deeds/discharging moral duties and real worship of God to get salvation.

Ramayan and Mahabharat are epics and tell the incidents that took place and got over in past, whereas Vedas never tell about any incident/history etc. In Vedas, no proper noun of human beings has been used. Yes, Mahabharat has been written by Vyas Muniji and Ramayan has been written first by Valmikiji, and Rishi-munis never tell lies. So, both the epics Mahabharat and Ramayan are true. I would like to advise you to read some of my books to have an insight into Vedas, only if you so desire.

As regards worship in temples, the same has been occurring for the last about 2500 years. After Mahabharat war i.e., 5,300 years the listening of Vedas from learned acharya was mostly dropped with the result, the generations became ignorant of Vedic knowledge. Then the self-made worship took place. So people may worship whatever they like but in Vedas God Himself has preached to worship only one formless, omnipresent, Almighty God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe.

Nowadays, most of the presents saints have attracted the public towards them telling the false, lucrative stories using music etc., and people have become mostly innocent from the eternal knowledge of Vedas. With the result people have left doing Yajyen, jaap of real name of God, contact with learned acharya of Vedas and practice of Ashtang Yoga philosophy.

Baldev Amin: Why only human beings keep loosing their values, characteristic, capacity, culture, morals etc. compared other living beings? In fact human being is the only living being blessed with such offering by almighty.
Swami Ramswarup: Because human beings are free to do pious deeds or sins but result is awarded by God whereas other living beings are liable only to face the result of their past lives' deeds i.e., other living beings have to do the deeds which have been earmarked to them and they are not liable to do any deed at their own discretion. So human beings are mostly indulged in illusion and start gaining continuous sinful pleasure of senses, organs and mind i.e., whatever they like, they do and therefore they keep loosing their values, characteristics, capacity, culture, morals etc. Yes, God has offered a soul with body of human being to do only pious deeds according to Vedas but nowadays most of human -beings do not know and therefore do not listen to Vedas. So they duly indulged in illusion mostly commit sins.

Rocky: I want to ask how the creation or evolution started....as it was unsexual creation. So means how it happen that human being come directly in young age?
Swami Ramswarup: As mentioned in Vedas, creation is eternal. So is unchangeable. As mentioned in Rigveda mandal 10, sukta 129 and Shwetashwaropnishad shloka 6/8 the divine deeds, knowledge and power of Almighty God are natural/automatic. So at an appropriate time automatically the creation starts, it is nursed and final destruction takes place and then again God creates universe. So the process of creation, nursing and destruction is natural, automatic and eternal under the administration of Almighty God.

Now, when we study and know that God is formless, Almighty and one which means God never depends on others and needs no assistance to create, nurse and destroy the universe and even to do other divine deeds of the universe. Being Almighty He has all powers therefore we should not doubt His powers and supreme divine deeds by His divine, unlimited power/capability/calibre/ability. He is empowered to create non-sexual, young creation. Vedas are the proof of the same and Vedas, the true, eternal knowledge emanates direct from Almighty God.

Therefore, we must not doubt Vedas, a knowledge which emanates direct from God and does not originate from Rishi-munis any man, woman etc. You see, whatever which has being occurring in universe is all according to Vedas which itself is a proof that Vedas are the knowledge direct from God. Please read more questions and answers on Creation.

Ajay Gayadin: Can you explain my the purpose of 38 Poojas with havan?
Swami Ramswarup: I heartily thank you and I appreciate your heartfelt views. My blessings to you for a long, happy life. I think I have already intimated to you about the eternal knowledge of four Vedas which emanates direct from God at the beginning of the earth. Really, the Vedas are the constitution of the universe whose commander is Almighty God. I mean to say that in Vedas, there is only worship of one formless, Almighty, omnipresent God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. The worships mentioned by you have not been mentioned in Vedas except the following, the desire of which are fulfilled by listening Vedas, performing Yajyen, name jaap of God and Ashtang Yoga practice under guidance of learned acharya of Vedas. All round progress and prosperity, health related needs, wealth related needs, any auspicious results, business related needs, conceiving and children, Namkaran pooja, education related needs, marriage and marital problem, success in job, to clear obstacles, court cases, griha pravesh. As regards havan, Samveda states that havan is performed and is deemed to have been completed in all respects when Brahma i.e., learned of four Vedas sits in Yajyen and aahuties are offered only with Ved mantras.

Yogesh Sharma: In someone's horoscope Kaal surp is there. What should I do?
Swami Ramswarup: Horoscope are only useful to remember the date of birth otherwise the rest of matter mentioned in horoscope is against the Vedas. Kaal sarp yog is not mentioned in Vedas. So one should not worry about the same.

Bhet Ghat: What are Raj, Tam and Satv gunas?
Swami Ramswarup: Raj, Tam and satva are the three qualities of prakriti. When the said gunnas remain idle i.e., do not work then combination of the same is called prakriti and this time is called "final destruction" of the universe. When an appropriate time comes, the creation is to be started again. Then the power of God works in the above three gunnas i.e., in the prakriti and immediately the creation starts. Rajo gunn is a sign of sensuousness etc., Tamo gunn signifies laziness and sato gunn signifies ego, pride. Our human body is also made of the said three gunnas.

Jay Wisdome: You have answered the things very good and it very good understandable for everybody. Thank you! Hope that you can help my with this question also! Can a pundit decide the price from a yagya/pooja our people have to give something from there heart to him? Of course you have to give him also something for the pooja/yagya things they have bring to use that is normal! But can they decide the price from a yagya our pooja? Do online Internet expensive yagya/pooja have effects to clients? What kind of pooja/yagya there is?
Swami Ramswarup: No, please. Pandit cannot decide the price for Yajyen. Yajmaan who wants to perform the Yajyen from Ved mantras is to arrange havan kund, samidhayein(twigs), sitting arrangement, pure ghee for aahuti and samagri. Dakshinna is given to the pandit i.e., purohit according to the yajmaan's financial capability which can be Rs.11/-, Rs.101/-, Rs.201/-, Rs.501/- etc. But the same is decided by yajmaan who wants to perform Yajyen.

No, please on line internet expensive Yajyen has no effect on clients because the same is not mentioned in Vedas. Yajyen is only performed by a Brahma i.e., who knows four Vedas. Please see the answer on how to do havan.

Jeevan Singh: I tried to meditate. Why is it that my mind is not still? Why is it that I can't meditate fully? Swamiji I am 30 years already and life may stop any moment. Please advise what to do?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, no doubt that according to our previous lives' deeds anybody's life may end at any time but our real worship of God and present, pious deeds as defined in Vedas and holy granth, life may extend upto 400 years. So there is an extreme importance of present pious deeds. Please listen Shri Guru Granth Sahib and also try to read holy books written by any learned person, based on Vedas. I would also advise you to read some holy books written by me too which can be sent on receipt of your postal address if you so desire.

Yes, normally the aspirant fails to concentrate. So one should do at least some yog asans, prannayams and meditation under the guidance of experienced yoga teacher. In addition, one should try to observe strictly on satya, ahimsa, brahmcharya, Asteya, Aparigrah-five yams and shauch, santosh, tap, swadhyaye and Ishwar Prannidhanani- five niyams. This will enable an aspirant to concentrate and to do the holy name jaap of God successfully.

Hemant: What is the meaning of turiya? Please explain how one can attain this state? Can you please explain me in detail yog nidra? I have heard for a sadhak has to get up at brahma muharat & do his sadhana other wise every thing done is of no use. My question here is for a sadhak if he really wants to get up at brahma muharat how does he get the minimum sleep required for his body to be relaxed. Can you please explain me how do the yogis use to relax their body within no time was there any technique like yog nidra? If yes please explain how I can do the same. The time each day which is lost while sleeping can be utilized for meditation i.e 1/3 of our life is lost while sleeping. Please help me out in guiding any possible measure to save the most valuable time. What is the exact brahma muharat starting & ending time? Awaiting for your valuable guidance on this matter..
Swami Ramswarup: Turiya is the fourth stage of a yogi. First is jagrat, then swapan and then Sushupt. In the said three stages, there is no concentration or sign to realise the God. When a yogi does hard tapasya according to Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy then he attains Samadhi i.e., realisation of God in turiya stage.

When a yogi does havan, Yajyen, name jaap of God and practise of Ashtang yoga philosophy then while meditating or doing Yajyen, he feels that he is sleeping which is called yog nidra and actually the said nidra gives pleasure and not laziness etc. But I am astonished but I have to reply a lot even about a little bit secrecy of ashtang yoga philosophy which does not give any fruitful result to the readers as well as to those who put forth the questions. Why? Because they do not listen Vedas, do not do Yajyen and do not do practice of ashtang yoga philosophy under guidance of a yogi. Therefore, they do not get experience of little bit secrecy of ashtang yoga philosophy, instead, false saints who are against the Vedas read the secrecy and happily try to attract their so called disciples to tell the same to them, as if they themselves are yogi and really they claim themselves to be great yogi or saints, leaving behind the truth of eternal philosophy of Vedas.

Rashmi Sahu: What Vedas say how a woman should conduct when her husband has died? Is she eligible for second marriage as per Vedas? Sati pratha is not mentioned in Vedas. Then why did king Pandu's second wife Madri burned herself in funeral pyre? And Kunti alone looked after all the kids. Further divorce as per Vedas, what Vedas say when husband and wife are incompatible? Please enlighten us on this subject as per Vedas.
Swami Ramswarup: Wish you all happy new year too. If the lady is young and wants baby then she should remarriage otherwise must keep strict brahmcharya like Kunti etc. Sati pratha is restrictedly prohibited in Vedas. Madari met with fire at her own thinking that she was only responsible for the death of her husband Pandu. In Atharvaveda, there are so many mantras which tell that if husband is sinner then wife must leave her husband if wife is corrupt/sinner then husband must leave her.

Minu: What is a meaning of Saam?
Swami Ramswarup: There are many meanings of saam. But according to Vedas, saam means song/music. Actually Samveda is that Ved whose mantras are to be sung.

Seshwar Sehra: With regards to the quotes and meanings you outlined below about vegetarianism. I recently attended a Jaagraata where a Pandit performed the ritual. He said that he knows much about the Vedas and he himself was vegetarian. I find it shocking that when I asked him questions on vegetarianism he said that it is not forbidden in the Vedas for Hindus to eat meat and nowhere does it mention this. His comments were that on the contrary in many areas of the Vedas there is mention of sacrificing Bulls to Mata for to be blessed with her presence. He mentioned this sacrifice being based on the Tara Rani Katha regularly told at all Jaagraatas. I find it really bad that people of such high status are making these comments if they are not correct. Can you please comment on this matter? I know you mentioned that it does forbid in Vedas, but why does this Pandit who says he has also researched the Vedas disagree?
Swami Ramswarup: In Vedas, there is only worship of formless, omnipresent, Almighty God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. The learned who has studied Vedas from his Acharya will never worship other devi-devtas etc, because the same have not been mentioned in Vedas. Vedas tell to follow non-violence and never to sacrifice living beings. So, I think the man who met you, had not studied Vedas. In Vedas, there is no distinction among human beings on Hindus, Muslim etc., i.e., present sects, then how any Ved mantra can say about Hindus eating meat. In Vedas, there is only one race mentioned, which is often of human-beings. Present caste-system has not been made by God in Vedas.

Even there is no mention about mata in Vedas. In Vedas, there are only five alive devas- father, mother, atithi, acharya and Almighty God who are respectable, adorable and one Almighty, formless God is to be worshipped. In Vedas, there is no mention of katha or proper noun. In Vedas, three matters have been mentioned in brief (1) knowledge (science), (2) description of pious deeds and to be away from bad deeds/sins (3) worship of formless, Almighty, omnipresent God. So, it is very much clear that the pandit whom you met does not know ABC about Vedas.

Rekha Nautiyal: What is the significant of celebrating new year?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. Kaal i.e., speed of time can't be broken even during the final destruction of the universe. However, God has made years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes, seconds etc., to make use of the same. So we calculate our ages, time of study, office hours, departure and arrival of trains, aeroplanes etc., and calculation of years for our benefit. There are four ashrams- Brahmcharya, Grihasth, Vannprasth and Sanyaas, each being of twenty five years duration. If years could not be calculated then how could be divided our age of 100 year in four ashrams. So is the case of one year we check all our activities of one year and then enter new year. We try to make our new year more beneficial and happy. So this is the only significance of new year that we look after our past and compare our future and work hard and follow the true path in present to make our future bright for the next year and so on.

Prashray: When you say that every knowledge known to man came from the Vedas and hence from God. Why is it that you say that astrology is not a part of it? And if it is why is terrorism not a part of it? Why is ignorance not a part of it? Man is born innocent. What is this other energy "jo andhakaar failaana chah rahi hai?" If any evil exists, God must have created it. What needs to be done and what not? Every guru will give you not only what he learned but also what he experienced. People see everywhere what they want to see? All around me I see people trying to combat with guilt and boredom. No one is happy to be born. Parents pass on their faulty upbringing on their children and recreate themselves. Everyone wants to feel important. When you try to discover yourself, you are being laughed at. This world has become a cage. I don't want to live in cities and learn fake expressions. I really want to learn. Please kindly clear all my doubts.
Swami Ramswarup: Knowledge of Vedas emanates direct from God in the beginning of earth. It is the fundamental law of God that Vedas are self-proof. So when we try to decide about the truth between two or more matters then it is to be considered that whether the matters have been mentioned in Vedas. If our views tally with Ved mantras then the matter is true otherwise false. I mean to say that astrology and terrorism are not mentioned in Vedas. So the same are against the Vedas. The sign of ignorance and illusion are mentioned that such evil matters must be removed from the mind and we should always be a learned, faithful, honest, hard worker, cooperative, religious minded person. The true guru knows the philosophy of Vedas and ashtang yoga, he always speak truth. He is a tapasvi. He always think about the benefit of the public. He has control on his senses, perceptions and mind. Please read the articles on Gurus. Birth and death is not in the hand of human beings. Both are eternal factors and are in the hand of God based on our good and bad deeds. Now, when the birth and death are not in our hands, then no question of not being happy for the same. It is natural and eternal. On the other hand when we have been blessed by God with human life, we must be a learned person and must make our future happy and bright to know the fact of life etc. it is not a question that people make spending fun. On the contrary, the religious true granth and the present true rishi-munis tell us to work hard to get progress in worldly pious deeds as well as in spiritualism, which is the only way to get happiness and peace. If a person gets progress only in materialistic world then he becomes devil, say the Vedas and all religious true holy books. So we must never think about spending fun towards religion but we must go on to achieve our true target of human life. We have to teach our self first and then we really becomes learned then we must teach others. So we must never mind that what other people say. We must only think that what God will say if we do not pass our lives in His worship and in discharging our moral duties towards family, society and nation well. My blessings to you for a long, happy life.

A N: My wife is against living with our parents. Please suggest.
Swami Ramswarup: First of all we must always try to avoid divorce. Though, it is very clear truth that you are a son of your father and mother and you must look after your parents faithfully in their old age. But if your wife is not happy to live together then the true path to serve the parents can not be left, leaving being a great sin. So, you must educate your wife, well with loving mood and not with anger. Help of elder, learned person may also be sought.

Rashmi Sahu: Traditionally in India earlier water was stored in utensils made of pital, tamba and kansa as when water kept for long times in these pots due to the metallic properties. Which utensils are the best?
Swami Ramswarup: Tamba is the best, please.

Raj Bhalla: In your Parvachan, you mentioned 33 Devs. I know 5 are Gyan and 5 are Karma Indriyas. Can you please name the remaining 23. Rigveda mentions about 33 Devs in Mandla 8 but does not name them. Rigveda does say that none of them are any superior or inferior from each other.
Swami Ramswarup: The description of thirty three devas is as under please- Eighty vasus - prithivi, vaayu, surya, aakash, chandrama, nakshatre, jal and agni. Twelve adityas i.e. twelve months. Eleven rudras i.e. ten prannas and one soul Prajapati and Indra.

Hitesh Vegad: What is meant by yaksh? What is it tell me all about it in details if found what it is and what to do with it?
Swami Ramswarup: In Atharvaveda mantra 8/9/8, it is mentioned that only due to the study of Vedas Yajyen is performed otherwise Yajyen will not be performed on the earth. Further it is stated that knowledge of Vedas enables us to do pious deeds and "yaksham Eyjati" i.e., God is realised. So in the Ved mantras, meaning of yaksha is almighty God. In Kenopnishad, the description of yaksha is also mentioned.

Hemant: Were Purans extracted from Vedas? People say that they are simplified form for Kalyug. There are many gods and goddesses described in them. The common man in this Kalyug is worshipping this form of God. I think Almighty is an ocean and sagun forms are rivers. How can we worship God? How will prem bhav be generated within us?
Swami Ramswarup: As regards other Gods and Goddesses, they are self made and not God made. Vedas are self proof so if anybody desires to reach at truth then he will have to seek the proof of Ved mantras i.e., if the views of anyone tally with Ved mantras then views, worship etc., are true otherwise false being against the Vedas. So now a days study of Vedas is necessary to decide truth. Therefore in purannas, those matters which tally with the Vedas are only true. Purannas are neither simple form of Vedas nor an extract of Vedas.

No deity has been chosen by God to carry out any of the acts of universe. We must know that God is Almighty and He Himself is empowered to create, nurse and destroy the universe. He does not need any help and there is no assistant of God, because He is Almighty. So God has all unlimited powers within Him why will He ask for anyone to assist Him. God is ever independent however souls are dependent. God needs no eye to see whereas souls depend on eye to see.

Almighty is not ocean but He is beyond ocean. Almighty God has unlimited qualities, so He cannot be considered in limitation. Soul has limited power but God has unlimited powers.

Almighty, formless God has created the universe. Creation is in form. Ocean and rivers both are created by God. So, how can ocean full of water and other living beings be like God? Ocean is creation and the creator i.e., Almighty God is eternal and cannot be created.

So river, ocean, water its generation and destruction at the time of final destruction are the result of creation from prakriti. Thus we cannot say that river after doing its job will merge in the ocean will be called ocean. The said process is actually eternal and made by God. But God has not made the process that a soul can be indulged in God and will become God. Secondly, God has not made a process/law that souls are the separated part of God because Vedas say "ASNAVIRAM AVARNNAM" i.e., God is formless and no hole can be made in God (He cannot be pierced) .The name of God is "ADITI" as well which means who cannot be broken into pieces. So soul is also not a broken piece of Almighty God.

To do the name jaap of God, one must take the advice of a present living acharya who knows Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy. Such matter cannot be briefed here being lengthy. However, in short common man must start worship of God by doing jaap of OM, he must also chant Gayatri mantra both times and do daily havan with Gayatri mantra both times. He must also listen to Vedas then he should seek shelter of a learned acharya.

When the aspirant will listen to Vedas and then will start stuti (divine qualities) i.e., praise of Almighty God with Ved mantras daily along with its meaning and deep ideas then the aspirant will sure love God. You see, when we listen praises of a movie then we go to see the movie. When we listen about the beauty/good qualities of a girl then we try to make contact with her parents to select the girl for marriage with our son etc. Similarly when we listen to the divine qualities of God and praise Him then a divine love will be developed in our heart regarding God.

Mawaram: While performing Shraaddha ceremony for the departed soul, that is, Bhandara on the twelve day. Two religious rituals are performed, one with the pandas which is done in a tent outside of the residential home and another is done inside the home and in the final part, Gita is read. This is our customs in U.P. Can both rituals be performed in the tent and if no, please let me know why not?
Swami Ramswarup: It is an eternal law that to reach at truth we have to consider four Vedas. Thereafter, we have to consider the decision of present Rishis who is a philosopher of Vedas. This fact has also been mentioned by Rishi Patanjali in Yog shastra Sutra 1/7 mean to say if our views tally with Vedas or with the preach of present Rishi then the same are true otherwise false. As the shradh procedure has neither been mentioned in Vedas nor any present Rishi accepts. Therefore the same is not authentic. It is clear that when soul resides in human body then only eyes, ears, nose, mouth, tongue, hands, legs etc., work therefore the mouth takes meal ,eyes see, nose smells etc., but when soul comes out from the body then in a worldly language, everybody says that the person has died. So the nose, mouth i.e., not a single organ of the body works when a person dies. Yajurveda chapter 39 says that when soul comes out of the body, it remains in Sushupt stage i.e., like in coma and after thirteen days, soul becomes eligible to take next birth. In Sushupt stage, soul cannot take any meal etc. since she has not got any mouth. And after taking birth soul takes feed from mother. So, shradh for soul is not done as per Vedas. However, those who observe it at their own may go ahead.

Sushma Gulyani: May I attend the yog classes or study of Vedas?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, please everybody is welcome.

Zarina: If there is one Almighty God as mentioned in Brahmasutra of Veda please justify why Lord Krishna, Shiv. Ganesh say to worship them. If god doesn't have image, father and mother. This contradict the Veda. Which is more authentic shruti or smritis?
Swami Ramswarup: People worship statue and thereon but Vedas strictly prohibit idol worship, God being formless, omnipresent, Almighty and creator of the universe.

Due to lack of knowledge of Vedas, for the last 5,300 years i.e., after Mahabharat war people have not studied Vedas and self. Thus not followed the path of four Vedas. Therefore, in the absence of knowledge of Vedas, people have made their own path, please. Hence, the contradiction of Vedas.

Mohit: I have done everything I liked to do in life. Now I have nothing to do and now I feel bored. So I don't want to live on this earth anymore. Can you tell me what should I do which can make me happy?
Swami Ramswarup: These are your own views that you have done everything which you liked to do in life. Like you, most of the people are innocent and do not know about three eternal matters for which human life has been blessed by God to us. Those eternal three matters are Almighty God, souls and prakriti, You have please been indulged in prakriti made matters of universe like parents, family members, society, house, gold, property etc., which all are illusion and cause of sorrows, tensions, problems, early death etc., based on your experience of worldly affairs. You say that you have done everything with the said materialistic articles but the human body blessed to you for realising God and to make life long and happy has not been used for target (motto) . I mean to say that motto of human life is to realise God, while performing all moral duties and doing all pious deeds. Those who are always indulged in materialistic articles, learn the worship of Almighty God or contact with learned acharya, such articles make them to kill their soul and force them even to indulge in great sin of suicide.

As is said in Vedas by God Himself, I would advise you to make contact with a local learned acharya of Vedas who will sure advise you for your betterment. I even invite you if you can able to come here even for two-three days. Please, confirm. My blessings to you for a long, happy life.

Monika: In today's world, why is self-control required?
Swami Ramswarup: There is need to search for any lovable article which has been lost. In Satyug, treta, Dwapur Vedas' knowledge was in vogue and observed by every household in letter and spirit. This was the reason that people at that time were soft spoken, did not use harsh language and exhibited extreme tolerance/patience.

One historical example of Sri Ram can be quoted here. When his wife Sita was abducted by Ravanna , he could easily asked his brother Bharat to help him. With money, army, etc. Ram then could have easily conquered Lanka immediately to release his wife from Ravanna's captivity, but Sri Ram was very patient and tolerant. He tried to convince Ravanna for one year so as to avoid devastating war. But when Ravanna did not agree then Sri Ram without seeking help of his brother king Bharat, took assistance of army of vaanars and declared war against Ravanna.

At present, due to lack of knowledge of Vedas, if neighbours say something provocative then immediately the fight ensues from the other end. Hence, we should accept the fact that due to lack of knowledge of Vedas and valuable advice of learned acharya, there is very less patience or tolerance among public and bad conduct, corruption, anger, sensuousness, ego, pride, greed has increased among people.

Peace has been shattered everywhere. You know that all souls want peace and happiness for which tolerance and patience is necessary. These virtues can be inculcated by listening Vedas and seeking shelter of learned acharya of Vedas.

Harish Arya: How can 5 niyams and 5 yams improve our concentration and memory?
Swami Ramswarup: In this connection , I would advise you to please study my book named "Brahamcharya- Ek Dukh Nivarak Divya Manni" in which I have described so many matters in detail. The book can be sent to you if you so desire on the receipt of your postal address. However, here in short, I can tell that when our thoughts go out from eyes, nose, tongue, ears and skin and the worldly thoughts enter through the same in the absence of observing yam and niyam then a great deal of our mental and physical strength is spent baselessly. If a person becomes able to observe five yams and five niyams under the guidance of an acharya then that person's mental and physical strength will remain within him, increasing mental and physical strength which increases memory, concentration and huge strength, power, sweetness, honesty, satisfaction etc., etc.

Harish Arya: In the way to God, what should be my first step followed by the other?
Swami Ramswarup: First step in the spiritualism is to make contact with a learned acharya to get his valuable preach.

Vinita Tejwani: I want to know history of Satyavadi Raja Harishchandra?
Swami Ramswarup: I do not know much about Satyawadi Raja Harishchandra except that he was a philosopher of Vedas and used to serve Rishi-munis. His wife's name was Tara and his son was named Rahul. Once his acharya Rishi Vishwamitra asked for his kingdom and he immediately donated the rishi, again asked for guru dakshina for which king Harishchandra served under the person who cremated people. His wife also served at some other place.

Suddenly his son was bitten by snake and he met with death. Wife of Harishchandra was too poor to arrange the funeral price. She asked her husband to do cremation free of cost which Raja Harishchandra denied.

Rajesh Bhosale: I am really want to devote my whole life for almighty God. What should I do? I want to know real aim of human being.
Swami Ramswarup: Real aim of human being is to realise God for which the first step of aspirant must be to go under shelter of learned acharya of Vedas to listen his valuable preach, the acharya will then brief further knowledge and true path to be adopted.

Everybody wants pleasure and peace which is showered only by Almighty God. True eternal path to worship the Almighty God is obtained by the mercy of a learned acharya of Vedas. You may read any of my books if you so desire, to have an insight into Vedas and worship of God.

Mohan: In our Hindu mythology there is a reference to a conversation between Mahalakshmi and Maha Vishnu, where the goddess is asking the lord "while the entire world worships you, whom do you worship"?
Swami Ramswarup: Such conversation/stories are mentioned in some books but not in Vedas, please. Vedas are eternal knowledge which emanate in the heart of Rishis direct from God. Vedas tell only to worship one, eternal, Almighty, omnipresent, formless God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe Himself, He being Almighty has all unlimited divine powers within Him. Therefore the God Himself creates, nurses and destroys the universe and does not need help of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. The formless, Almighty omnipresent God is worshipped by entire universe to have pleasure and peace but formless, unchangeable, eternal omnipresent Almighty God never worships anybody. Because Vedas tell vide Yajurveda mantra 27/36 that the God who is Almighty and whose glory, fame is unlimited is eternal and unchangeable one and neither equivalent or more powerful God was born, is born or shall born.

Kalyan Tarolah: What does the Purusha Shukta teach about the relationship between Purusa and the world?
Swami Ramswarup: Purush sukta is 31st chapter of Yajurveda. Here the Purush means Almighty God. Almighty God creates, nurses, destroys and again creates the universe. His pious deeds are divine and unlimited to rule the universe. And the said is the relation between Purush and the said universe.

Latika Negi: I am scared of spells and black magic. Is Mahamrityunjay yantra helpful?
Swami Ramswarup: Such magic is not mentioned in Vedas, shastras, Upanishads, Geeta, Ramayana etc., and this is not authentic, please. So please do not believe in such magic. Happiness and sorrows are to be faced based on our deeds of previous life as per deeds of our previous life as per Rigveda mantra 10/135/1-3 and present deeds which we do are to be faced in future. So what the black magic will do in this matter of God. God awards the result of deeds and not any magic or anybody etc.

You should pursue your family life based on your pious deeds, honesty, hardworking and earnings etc. Always avoid the criticism from others, they will do but a learned person must over-sight. Jealousy is a great sin. Atharvaveda states that the person who is jealous will never be happy.

Actually, there is no mahamritunjaya yantra but Yajurveda mantra 3/60 is the mantra which is being called mahamritunjaya jaap. If a person desires to get the benefit of Yajurveda mantras then he should do havan with this mantra, please. The mantra encloses the idea itself that Oh! God I do Yajyen. Kindly give me long, happy life. So, one should do the havan with the said mantra. Almighty God at a proper time creates, nurses and destroys the universe and again creates. It is a general question that when all the human/living beings, at the time of final destruction become dead and in the new creation there is no mother, father, acharya/guru to give the knowledge to the non-sexual creation then who gives knowledge? Because knowledge is always gained when it is given by anyone. This is clarified in four Vedas and further in shastras that God is the first guru of ancient four Rishis who give knowledge in the shape of four Vedas. I mean to say that four Vedas are eternal and are the knowledge direct from God.

Vedas give us knowledge, form of deeds and worship. So that is real worship which is mentioned in Vedas and in Vedas it is preached that we have to worship only one formless, omnipresent, omniscient, Almighty God. Shivling worship is not mentioned in Vedas. So it is up-to you whether you worship formless God according to Vedas by getting knowledge of Vedas or you worship Shivling or tantra etc.

Raju Rao: Please tell me the cause and basic reason of same gender relationships in human beings.
Swami Ramswarup: Cause and basic reason of same gender relationships is due to lack of knowledge of Vedas. Vedas tell to adopt four ashrams i.e., Brahamcharya, Grahstha, vanprasth and sanyas ashram. Brahamcharya ashram is actually the most powerful base to avail more than 100 years of long, happy life of marriage, vanprastha and sanyas. Nowadays people are not aware of the importance of Brahamcharya wherein it is taught how to control five senses, five perceptions and mind. I have written a book on Brahamcharya, based on Vedas, and can be sent to you if you desire. So due to lack of Brahamcharya and hearing, seeing, touching, tasting, smelling, the present western waves of freedom of senses, not only in India but whole world has been badly effected resulting in diseases, corruption, early death, tension, problems, coward-ness, addiction etc., etc. So when our generation is not aware of the bad effect in lacking Brahamcharya then they want to make themselves happy by any means and also by adopting the wrong means.

Sarvesh Shukla: I have learned from your many answers that many false shlokas has been added in Valmiki Ramayan and Mahabharata. I am very keen to read the real correct version of the same. I would be really grateful if you could suggest any book (writer) whose Hindi or English version of these great epics are correct. Moreover I also want to read the correct translation of Vedas. Please help me Guruji.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. Please read Valmikee Ramayana and Mahabharata translated and commented (Hindi) by Jagdeeshwaranand Saraswatiji which do not contain added shlokas. Both the books may be purchased from M/s Govind Ram Hasanand, Nai Sadak, Delhi (INDIA). Correct translation of Vedas is also available with the said shop. I would also advise you to read Brahamcharya book and Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta Part I, based on Vedas, written and translated by me from the said shop if possible.

Anonymous: When will I get married, how will be my wife and my married life?
Swami Ramswarup: It is all in the hands of God. But God helps those who help themselves. So, please ask your parents to seek a suitable match for you but first of all you must be independent to bear the responsibility of family life well.

Narender Reddy: Dear swamiji, at the beginning only 4 non-alive rishis were there, than how did women came into existence? After human being dies, the soul will be in space for 13 days and if it takes rebirth as some animal than is there any chance to take rebirth of human being after animal? If so than after how many births soul will take birth as human being? Being a human being, by doing good karma and by studying Vedas and doing Yajyen, we kill our previous life's bad deeds. How to kill the bad deeds which we did in present life? Rishi Parashuram was the guru of Bheeshma but Rishi Parashuram name was even mentioned at the time of Shri Ram. Can you brief about him?
Swami Ramswarup: Not four alive Rishis but several non-sexual creations were made. Amongst them four rishis were selected to give the knowledge of four Vedas. Human body is blessed by God when sins and pious deeds become equal. So when a person gets animal's or bird's body according to his deeds then he will get human life again when his pious deeds and sins become equal. The present lives' bad deeds are also killed by present pious deeds.
Nowadays, also there are names of Ramchandra, Krishna, etc. So in every yuga, the same names can occur.

Dharmendra: Please tell me the meaning of shloka 15 in aadhaya 11 and shloka 26 of aadhyay 9 of Bhagvadgeeta. Please tell me what knowledge about computer given in Vedas and I want 2 know that how Krishna took birth and how he went to Yashoda from Devki?
Swami Ramswarup: Geeta shloka 11/15: The human body made by God is actually a real temple of God, where God manifests/originates. Secondly, whatever there is in universe, the same is in human body. But due to lack of study of Vedas, practice of ashtang yoga and contact with learned acharya, neither God nor the inner divine pictures are realized. Third truth which is mentioned in Yajurveda mantra 40/6 is this that the whole universe is within the God and when the universe is destroyed and converted into prakriti then too the prakriti and all souls take shelter within God, as mentioned in the 8th mandal of Rigveda. So, the eternal philosophy, as said latter has been mentioned in Bhagwad Geeta shloka 11/15. the preach of Yogeshwar Krishna impressed Arjuna and Arjuna then realized that a complete Yogi like Shri Krishna wherein Almighty God manifests, bears the whole universe within Him and that is why, Arjuna states in the said shloka that O! (DEV) i.e., learned of Vedas and Yogeshwar (TAV) in your (DEHAH) body (PASHYAMI) I see (SARVAANN DEVAN) all live and non-alive devas (TATHA) and (BHOOT VISHESHSANGHAN) i.e., bunch of all kinds of living beings and earth etc., (KAMALASANASTHANAM) sitting on asan made of prakriti named kamala, I see (BRAHAMANAM) brahma (ISHAM) Ishwar (SARVAAN) all (RISHIN) rishi (CHA) and (DIVYAN) divine (URGAAN) snakes move on belly.

In Bhagwad Geeta shloka 9/26 Yogeshwar Krishna's idea is that in the worship of Almighty God, it is not necessary to offer a big article, assets etc. if you see, all articles are of Almighty God and the people who have the capability to offer the article, they can offer in Yagya and if a poor people has not such power/capability to offer, then the leaves, flowers, water can be offered faithfully and you see, the water, flowers are also given by God. So the shloka, I think well understood by you, please. If any doubt, you may send e-mail again please. So, not in both the said shloka but in whole Bhagwad Geeta the worship of formless God has been introduced. Computer's knowledge will be given later please.

Sri Krishna was a Yogeshwar. He took birth as a person gets birth under the rules and regulations of Almighty God.

Shama: Swamiji is it possible to know that after death from where the prana left the body, I mean from mouth ear or from eyes ? If yes how? Swamiji, I have deep interest in adhyatma right now god is making me to read Vedas, upanishdas and manusmruti. Also one opportunity is knocking my door to do job. I don't want to go away from my adhyatmic frequencies. Also I want to earn money for my family and society. Our Vedas also tells us to be a rich so that we can fly hear to there. Yes I want to do a part time job but in a spiritual environment and in adyatmic khsetra where I can give time for my spiritual chintan and manan. I need your guidance.
Swami Ramswarup: After death, it is not possible, please whatever is to be known in present life. Your idea to earn the money for family is appreciated. In 40th chapter of Yajurveda it is mentioned that one should get progress in both paths i.e., spiritualism as well as worldly pious deeds/matters. So your views are according to Vedas.

Spiritual time is from 4 O'clock in the morning to 6 O' clock and in the evening/night as the time permits. So rest of the time of the day is to discharge the family duties faithfully and honestly.

Rajesh: Tell me about Amrit sanjeevani paath?
Swam Ramswarup: Amrit sanjeevani path means salvation. Human body is meant to get salvation and for the said path Almighty God has given the knowledge of four Vedas, at the beginning of the earth. So to follow the Amrit Sanjeevani path one should listen to Vedas from a learned acharya and obey the Vedas path.

Rajesh: Somebody is very sick and I want him to get better with the grace of God. Which Puja is best for him? He is in the hospital and almost in semi coma state. Please help.
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas state that all pious desires are fulfilled by performing havan with Ved mantras. So you may learn havan's procedure from a local learned acharya/arya Samaj and must do daily havan. After havan, must pray to God for his health. It will be fulfilled by God.

Priyal: Who was Karna?
Swami Ramswarup: Karnna was a son of Rishi Surya and his mother's name was Kunti. He was brother of five Pandavas. He learnt Vedas as well as weapon education from Parshuramji and fought against Pandavas. He was killed in the war by Arjuna.

K D Gupta: It was just beyond expectation that you were taking the really wanted generation with you. Actually this is the right age of human to be with our Vedas. In the vishwaroop darsan Arjun saw only kaurwas, but not Abhimanyu and their other sons.
Swami Ramswarup: The worship of God in Vedas starts from childhood, please after performing upnayan sanskar and vedarambh sanskar. In vishwaroop darshan, Arjuna saw whatever Yogeshwar Shri Krishna Maharaj wanted to make him know.

Ashish: Could you kindly tell us something in YOGA which can be performed in the hustle bustle of our daily lives, and helps us attain some peace of mind and help overcome our fears and weaknesses?
Swami Ramswarup: Yoga philosophy is deep but not difficult to learn. It is to be learnt from a learned acharya of Vedas. Acharya preaches Vedas and the path to attain salvation while performing family duties. So it is an eternal rule that yoga philosophy is taught in the presence of aspirant. So either you can come here or learn the same from a local yoga acharya. However, daily eight yoga asans and three types of prannayam are sufficient.

Vinod: Why is onion and garlic prohibited?
Swami Ramswarup: Onion and garlic are included as vegetarian food and full of vitamins. They protect from heat stroke, make stomach strong and make strong eye sight etc., but both are of Tamogunni nature and therefore only Brahmachari must not take the same.

K D Gupta: It is said that after Ravana Yudh, all supporters of Shri Ram were made alive by Indra. Was Mahabharat war necessary? What happened to Pandavs and Ashwathama after the war?
Swami Ramswarup: It is not mentioned in most authentic Valmikee Ramayana that Indra brought back to life of the soldiers of Shri Ram. Once, when a person is dead, he can not be made alive as per the fundamental law of nature. Mahabharata war was necessary to establish true religion i.e., truth, justice and righteousness in the society and especially the eternal path of Vedas' philosophy. As regards Pandavas, they did not meet with death in war. Ashwathama also escaped himself in the war.

Bharti: Is there any asanas that can be done from first month of pregnancy for normal delivery. I am two months pregnant, and this is my first pregnancy.
Swami Ramswarup: Sukhasan is the only asan, please.

Ajay Gayadin: I looking for a good pundit, that is still a real pundit in heart and soul. Why? Because in this time you find only pundits that care only for money not for their work for as pundit. In Europe people not trust pundits more, like in India they have gone greedy and they now only run for money not for proper puja and puja also is a business now in India. I hope you can help my to give the proper knowledge to humans about Religion and Spirituality, Hinduism, Vedic Mythology, Music and Mantras, yagya, poojas, etc. You have to explain the real things that I shall translate here in Europe. What is a pundit? What are their duties? And more things, what they are not explaining properly, etc.
Swami Ramswarup: Literal meaning of pundit is "a learned person" i.e., learned of Vedas. Yajurveda mantra 31/11 states "BRAHMANNAHA (who knows Vedas and Almighty, formless God) MUKHAM ASEET i.e., Brahmin is the most superior, most honourable in the world. So a pundit is synonymous to Brahmin. Such dignitary is also called "NARASHANSHAHA", in Vedas Narashansha means "he who is adorable amongst human beings." But the greatest quality of pundit/Brahmin is that he is a learned of Vedas and yoga philosophy which is integral part of Vedas. Learned of Vedas means, the all the three education, i.e., knowledge, deeds and worship, have been learnt and are in action of the Brahmin because mere study does not serve the purpose. So Brahmin is a pundit, Yogi, saint, Narashansha, priest, rishi, muni, Tapsvi etc. He has done hard study of Vedas and shastras, Upanishads etc., has practised yoga philosophy and has control on five senses, five perceptions and mind. Yajurveda mantra 33/78 states that such pundit/Brahmin desires that the public must be rich and happy. He preaches Vedas and makes the aspirants able to do havan to get peace. Yajurveda mantra 27/43 states that the said Brahmin/pundit protects the public to remain away from the sins and to achieve the target of human life i.e., to attain Arth, dharma, Kaam, Moksh, by preaching Vedas. Yajurveda mantra 27/39 states that such Brahmin pundit has wonderful qualities, deeds and wonderful nature. He is a real friend of public. He keeps away all the aspirants from bad deeds/sins and makes them able to do only pious deeds. He is most respectful.

So there are several qualities of Brahmin/ pundit elaborated in Vedas which cannot be mentioned here, being lengthy. Manusmriti shloka 1/88 also states that the duties of Brahmin/pundit is to do hard study of Vedas, to perform Yajyen and enable the public to do Yajyen and thus to donate the education.

Such tapsvees i.e., Brahmin/pundit never become greedy and they cannot be professional. Due to the effect of Vedas, study and ashtang yoga practice and control on senses, perceptions and mind. Real religion is to know the Vedas and thereafter to discharge duties towards family, society and nation faithfully.

Ish Kumar Chopra: How one can control the flow of negative thoughts causing harm to the body? How can one serve the society selflessly?
Swami Ramswarup: Though it is a very difficult task to control the inflow of negative thoughts but yet it is not impossible for a brave aspirant. In Mahabharat, Bheeshma Pitamah too states that Oh! Yudhishthir there is an easy way to control the incoming bad thoughts that the person when thinks that the bad thought is about to come then immediately he should stop the same outside and must start to think or learn the pious views. Most of the saints based on mere bookish knowledge too state that it is very easy to stop bad thoughts that one must keep his mind pure, he should not think bad or he should start name jaap of God etc., etc., but Vedas as well as experiences of learned Rishi-munis donot agree with the said statement. Though the statement of Bheeshma Pitamah has got power and effects based on the hard tapasya of Bheeshma Pitamah so stop the negative/bad thoughts one will have to control his senses, perceptions and mind. To control the same, he requires to listen to Vedas and do asan, prannayam and meditation. He must also do daily havan even with Gayatri mantra. The said knowledge will be gained through the advise of learned acharya of Vedas.

Otherwise, mere statements of the saints and others based on bookish knowledge has gone in vain a yet and will go in vain in future too. Selfless services are also done by those who have become desire free by adopting the above said knowledge because the said knowledge makes man to control the senses and mind and makes man desire-less.

Rajeev Topannavar: I want to organize Yajyen with you in Belgaum.
Swami Ramswarup: Your views are highly appreciated to organize Yajyen in Belgaum. Please also confirm that my speech in Hindi or in English would be understood by the loving people who would be attending the Yajyen. Yajyen may be organised for a minimum for 3, 5, and 11 days, (both times i.e., morning and evening). The scheduled time should be from 7.00a.m. to 10.00a.m. in morning and 4.00p.m. to 7.00p.m. in the evening. However, time may be intimated by you, which suits you. Desi ghee to offer the aahutis, havan samagri sufficiently required keeping in view that how many persons will be offering the ghee aahuti as yajmaan. Suitable sitting arrangement i.e., yaj shala in open may be arranged. Suppose three or five or eleven yajmaan are to offer the aahuti then similar the number of havankunds/bedis will have to be prepared. The aahuti will be offered by chanting purely Ved mantras. The mantras will be chanted by me and explanation described by me. I will preach worship of Almighty, formless, omnipresent God only. However, the description of Bhagwan Ram, Bhagwan Krishna, quoting Geeta, Ramayan, shastras, upnishad will be preached. A harmonium which will be played by me to sing spiritual songs may please be arranged along with an artist of tabla or dholak. So the above said arrangement may please be made by you. And because I would have to come from far distance of India i.e., from Himachal Pradesh so one -sided train fare, if possible, of second A.C may kindly be provided. Now, the problem is date to be fixed. I always become busy from January to June every year because several holy Yajyen are organised here daily and people also learn ashtang yoga philosophy i.e., yam, niyam, asan, prannayam, pratyahar, dharma, dhyan (meditation) and Samadhi. They do practise here. So the suitable time is available with me in September-October 2008 only. Though I remain busy in these months also in writing spiritual books and other spiritual activities but I shall try to spare this valuable time for your most valuable pious Yajyen please, my blessings to you for a long happy life. However, I would also advise you to attend annual holy Yajyen wherein aahutis of all four Vedas with description of mantras is offered during April to June every year. And yoga shivir is also organised. I shall bear your one-sided train fare also if you need. Boarding and lodging are always free here. You may attend this Yajyen between 25th April till 2nd week of June 2008, for as many days as you wish. It will give you an experience to organise Yajyen in your home town and you will learn a lot.

Parisa A.: I am from Iran and a University student. Last week we were discussing about destiny with my teacher. He talked about you, he said that you can answer our question & he gave your email address & said that if we have problems you can answer the solution. Actually I am a person who believes in signs which God send us to show us the way, so when I heard about you, I thought that you are one of that signs and can help me to live better & understand the world much better. I have heard that you have some special powers even you have treated some sick people. I want to know how you have such special powers. I want to ask you to accept me as your student please. I promise you to be a good student and do whatever you suggest. Just teach me to live better, teach me to understand the whole world. I have some problems in my life that I can't solve them. I have so many questions about life, God, etc. Please teach me.
Swami Ramswarup: My Dear daughter, My blessings to you for a long, happy life. Please also convey my good wishes to Dr. Hossein Sabori. I appreciate your views regarding signs. When anyone on the earth would listen to Vedas, he will find that Vedas contain three education: (1.) Knowledge i.e., science, (2.) Form of Deeds i.e., (KARMA) and (3.) worship of Almighty, omnipresent, formless God who is one for whole universe. So the science which is being introduced uptil now has already been mentioned in Vedas. Though the above said three main matters are in huge number but I would like to quote only one or two examples of some matters. You are a student and such knowledge must be gained by you. Therefore I quote some examples from Vedas as under:
1. SCIENCE:- (a) Yajurveda mantra 18/24 teaches counting right from numbers 1,2,3,4 to infinite. This mantra also teaches addition telling 1+2=3; 3+2=5 etc. Similarly, it teaches subtraction. (b) Rigveda mantra 1/34/11 state to the technicians/engineers to make aeroplanes which are capable to remain in the sky for a journey continuously for three days, three nights and further eleven days and eleven nights.

2. DEEDS:- Vedas educate about Brahmcharya, family life, vanprasth, sanyas (ascetiesm), political science, agriculture, duties of warrior, king, father, mother, brother, sister. Some examples of which are quoted below-
(a) Rigveda mantra 4/57/8 projects the idea as to how cultivation/farming is done. It states that farmer should utilize the iron tools, plough etc., to plough the fields and should cultivate land to attain happiness by growing grains.
(b) Atharvaveda mantra 2/7/1 states that king who is as glorious as fire should control thieves, dacoits to maintain peace in kingdom. Atharvaveda mantra 2/7/2 states that king who extracts tax from his subjects should punish the culprits to bring happiness for his subjects.

3. WORSHIP:- (dhyan/meditation) Yajurveda mantra 37/2 states that the God is formless and one. He rules the whole universe alone. As if His earth, heavenly bodies emitting light and space created by Him are in token to praise Him (God). The learned Tapasvis (saints, phakirs, ascetics etc.) concentrate their mind, intellect and all deeds within the greatest omnipresent God and realise him.

So God in the above mantras advises the people to do pious deeds to promote brotherhood on the earth, to get progress in each pious matter together and to get permanent peace and over all justice.

Those who follow the pious path are blessed by God with peace and long happy life and final liberation. This long, happy life along with pleasure is therefore the result of self pious deeds of a person. Secondly, the God states that when a person breaks the laws of God in Vedas, Quran sharief, Bible, Guru Granth Sahib or any other holy books then God awards the sins to the person and the result of the sins is sorrows, problems, tensions etc., so the said sorrows are also the result of self deeds of the person. From the above, it is concluded that pleasure or sorrows are to be faced by a person due to the result of his previous lives' pious deeds or sins respectively. So, the destiny (luck) is due to one's own deeds as said above and the result of deeds is awarded by Almighty God Himself. Now question arises then what is the use of human life to worship God, the answer which is that there are three types of deeds.

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 cannot 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 day today present life are called kriyamann.

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. 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. 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 only our family duties, education, etc., but rather it is a sin. 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. 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.

Total number of deeds of previous lives, when a soul is ready to take birth under the control of God, which are called Sanchit. When the soul takes birth then the soul starts bearing the result of his personal deeds within the present life and happenings will occur accordingly. Such types of deeds are called destiny (luck). The third types of deeds are present deeds which we are doing right from the morning to night. So if a person does pious deeds in the present life then as said above, his luck gets changed, i.e., if the person has to face trouble, sorrows etc., on a particular day that kind of trouble, sorrow etc., will be destroyed and he will not bear the consequences of that. So a person in human life can destroy all his bad deeds and can realise God and can attain final liberation and this is the best use of human life. So destiny (luck) is nothing but to face the result of our own deeds of previous lives.

I also realise that you are a good student and an aspirant to know about the world deeds, future and God etc., and I am happy that a student of your calibre would sure gain the knowledge. Dear daughter, you can send your problems regarding your desire to know God and other matters. You are always welcome. Again my blessings to you!

C K Vatsa: How is it determined whether a male or female will be born?
Swami Ramswarup: Your faith in Vedas is highly appreciated. I think you know that soul is neither male nor female or eunuch but bodies take the form of male, female etc. Presently, I would only say that if Garbhadhan Sanskar from Ved mantra is organised and the instructions about Brahamcharya are followed then male child is obtained. I have mentioned the instructions in my Brahamcharya book and I think you have not received the same. Now I will send the book written by me in Hindi, based on Vedic literature to you shortly.

Seshwar Sehra: Is there Avtarvaad mentioned in Vedas? Does it mention about Prophet, Guru Nanak, etc. Does 1/5/7 indicate that?
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas do not tell about Avtarwad please. God is Almighty and His knowledge, power; deeds are divine and take place automatically. I mean to say that God is formless and Almighty and needs no assistance to do any divine deed in the world. Secondly, Vedas do not contain any proper name/history of any person. Vedas only contain knowledge-science etc., deeds and worship. There are fundamental laws of the universe in Vedas but there is no personal name or birth or history or forecast of any birth mentioned in Vedas. However, in the beginning reference of Rigveda mantra quoted by you seems to be incorrect please. To enable me to send the correct reply please quote Rigveda mandal number, sukta number and mantra number. Chapter is not necessary. Another Rigveda mantra 1/5/7 quoted by you is as under:- "AA TVA VISHANTVASHAVAHA SOMAAS INDRA GIRVANNAHA SHANTE SANTU PRACHETSE." The meaning of which is as under:- Oh! Religious (Indra) learned person (Girvannaha) you do pious, praise worthy deeds. So all good qualities and (Somasaha) all matters etc. (Tva Aavishantu) are obtained by you. Not only are bestowed on you but (Sham) may all the matters good etc., (Te santu) be peace giving to you.

Idea of the mantra:- The God only gives the blessings to aspirant who becomes learned after listening Vedas and does hard working to earn the money and matters /goods to live upon and gives pleasure to others too. So, that type of person and none else always leads a long, happy life. So you will see that in the above mantra there is no hint of avtarwad etc. Instead Yajurveda mantra 27/36 states "Na Tasya Pratima Asti" i.e., Almighty and omnipresent God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe, is immeasurable i.e., His shape cannot be made.

Seshwar Sehra: Please tell about Manu jee.
Swami Ramswarup: In the beginning of the earth, God gives knowledge of four Vedas to the four Rishis. Then the knowledge is attained by a person from the four Rishis and the person is called Brahma. The knowledge of Vedas traditionally was then obtained by Manu on this earth.

The said fact has already been mentioned by Yogeshwar Sri Krishna in his Srimad Bhagwad Geeta chapter 4, shloka 1. Thus Manu Bhagwan became the learned of four Vedas. In his time, there was no king of the earth so naturally there did not exist any law, order etc.

As a result, there occurred number of criminal cases including theft etc. Effected people came to Manu and asked for the solution to stop such violations etc. Manu was learned of Vedas, he knew everything and advised the public to choose a king to rule on the public and king only could give peace by enforcing law and order. In reply the public told that they chose Manu as their King. Thus Manu became the first monarch of this earth.

Shiv Sharma: 1. Swamiji there are people who say the tattoo is very important on our body, Why do u think its important, is there any significance for it? Or its just for creating a scene. 2. It has been said that some flowers that when picked produces milky fluids and some of the learned people say that those kind of flowers are not supposed to be used in pooja,. Can you please tell me why we should not use that? 3. Swami ji there are some people who say that Tulsi and Shivji does not go together. What do you think would be the reason?
Swami Ramswarup: (1) Tattoo is against Vedic knowledge, please. Only our pious or impious deeds (sins) make us happy or unhappy. (2) Flower makes the air fragrant, charming and pure and we thus obtain a pollution free air. So till such time the flower will be as its plant, all the people will get the said good result. If the flowers are plucked and used in worship or in other matters then the flowers after its use will be thrown in a place or waste basket where flowers will mostly deteriorate and bad smell shall emit which shall make atmosphere impure. On the other hand when flower will leave its plant after attaining full age then the flower shall not give bad smell because it gets dried and in the garden or in flower pot the dry leaf of flower will serve as manure, so we must take full age benefit of flower. (3) There is no mention in Vedas that both do not go together. Everybody knows that Tulsi has several good qualities which are beneficial to human beings then why not a yogi like Shivji Maharaj could avail the same. However, Vedas only tell to worship a formless, omnipresent, almighty god who creates, nurses and destroys the universe and such God is one, was one and always remains one as told by Vedas- "Aj Ek paad" i.e., immortal and unchangeable.

Sambaraju Rama Krishna: I am chanting Gayatri Mantra in mind through Rudrakshamala 108 times. How much time will it take for me take get the knowledge, energy and bliss? Do I have to do Gayatri homam after completion of 40 days or 60 days? Kindly suggest me and guide me.
Swami Ramswarup: No doubt, that jaap of Gayatri mantra is always beneficial. But to get more benefits, please do jaap with its meaning, i.e., meaning of each word. Further one must always do havan with Gayatri mantra in morning and evening daily. Third, gayatri mantra must be chanted in mind without rudraksh mala, but with prannayam. So prannayam (concerning respiration) must be learnt from learned acharya then you will get more and more benefits please. However, the pronunciation of gayatri mantra must also be learnt from an Acharya. But till such time you take to seek the learned acharya. Please continue your jaap of Gayatri mantra.

Mohit: How we can overcome immoral feelings?
Swami Ramswarup: Immoral is antonym to moral. So when we will be discharging our moral duties then there will be no time and space in our mind to think over immoral things. Now again question arises, what are the moral duties? Actually first of all moral duties of human beings is to listen Vedas from learned acharya and learn and follow the Vedic education from him. In the last 40th chapter of Yajurveda mantra 40/2 God advises that whatever moral duties have been briefed in Vedas, the human beings must act according to those. So to listen the Vedas to know the moral duties and thereafter to think deep on the moral duties and at last to put them into practice in life is morality. I mean to say, to do all pious deeds according to Vedas is our moral duty and to do any act against Vedas is immorality. So to overcome immorality, one must listen to Vedas and act accordingly to put an end to immorality. In this connection, I would say about Shri Ram for whom Valmikee jee in Valmikee Ramayana told that Shri Ram was Vedajyen, i.e., Shri Ram was learned of Vedas. That is why, he discharged all duties faithfully.

Arti Sharma: How to change jobs?
Swami Ramswarup: You may seek better prospects but you must also continue the present post till your next selection, please.

Shemreck: What Sahib Kabir is saying about all devtas are doing the bhakti of kaal? How can we justify that?
Swami Ramswarup: It will be better if you mention doha of Kabeer in original to enable me to give right answer. However, in Vedas there is no mention of any devta, who worships kaal (death). In Vedas, devta means a learned of Vedas and a learned of Vedas always worships Almighty, formless. Omnipresent God who was, is and shall always remain one without any change. Such learned dignitary (devta) always gets peace, divine pleasure and at last salvation.

Joe Brooke: I want to know about benefits of Vishnu Shasranam namah.
Swami Ramswarup: Almighty God at a proper time creates, nurses and destroys the universe and again creates. It is a general question that when all the human/living beings, at the time of final destruction become dead and in the new creation there is no mother, father, acharya/guru to give the knowledge to the non-sexual creation then who gives knowledge? Because knowledge is always gained when it is given by anyone. This is clarified in four Vedas and further in shastras that God is the first guru of ancient four Rishis who give knowledge in the shape of four Vedas. I mean to say that four Vedas are eternal and are the knowledge direct from God.

Vedas give us knowledge, form of deeds and worship. So that is real worship which is mentioned in Vedas and in Vedas it is preached that we have to worship only one formless, omnipresent, omniscient, Almighty God. Vishnu Sahasranam worship is not mentioned in Vedas. So it is up-to you whether you worship formless God according to Vedas by getting knowledge of Vedas or you worship Vishnu Sahasranam. So worship of Vishnu shastra namah is not mentioned in Vedas.

December 2007

Rajeev Topannavar: I have heard of Ashwamedha Yajyen. Please give more details about it. How does it help everyone?
Swami Ramswarup: The meaning of Ashwamedh Yaj is, "to perform the Yaj for the benefit of the nation". Here the literal meaning of ashwa in Vedas is nation and not horse. Rigveda mantra 5/27/5 states that the person who wishes to obtain chakravarti rajya (to be monarch), he organizes Ashwamedh Yaj. In the Yaj he listens the Vedic mantra and do Yajyen by controlling his senses, organs and mind. Rigveda mantra 5/27/6 states that king and his public must organize Ashwamedh Yaj i.e., to build a long live strong kingdom. In this way king must depute learned acharya of Vedas to spread the knowledge of Vedas all over the nation, so that the people must be learned to be away from illusion and sins and must obey the rules and regulations etc., etc.

Ideally the king must himself organize Yaj and more and more wherein he must sit to listen the Vedas, especially the subject, "how to rule", so that a strong, happy, rich and long live nation is built. So Ashwamedh means nation. Ashwamaed Yaj is performed by a strong king. The main benefit of the Yajyen is that it gives long-life to the entire nation. A horse also is prepared as a part of Yajyen (if done by the king) and is set to roam free. It showcases the power of the king. To challenge rule of a king one has to hold the horse. He has to protect the Ashwa, the horse.

In the Ashwamedh Yaj special Ved mantras are chanted in the Yaj and aahuti are offered. In the Ved mantras the prayer is done from the core of heart, that in the nation Brahmin, Kshatriye, Vaishya and Shudra are born to protect the nation well. Cow, bullock, horse and some strong character-full ladies, girls are born. Pious desires are fulfilled, timely rains occur, the public live long happy life. So the Ashwamedh Yaj is specially organised by the strong king for the benefit of the public. Mantras offered in Ashwamedh Yajyen will bring peace to the nation.

Ashwamedh Yaj which is the best Yaj, is organized by a strong king for the benefit of the Yaj/nation. However, you can organize Yaj for the peace in nation for three days, five days or seven days. The sitting arrangement can be made approximately for havan. Pure ghee about 15 kg and havan samagri about 30kg are to be arranged by you please, which is the best pious deed in the world. You can fix time and date of March month which suits you. Then I can come or you may arrange any learned acharya who knows Vedas, please. Your views are highly appreciated and I again bless you.

Anonymous: I am not getting promotion in office due to office politics. A junior is getting promoted. What can one do religiously?
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas as well as Bhagwad Geeta shloka states that the pious deeds must be done always selflessly because the result of the deed is not in our hand but in Almighty God, so I would advise to discharge your duties well also in future, please. However, you may address your application to your immediate boss to inform him the facts and to give your promotion which is your right also. There must be a justice then your junior must not be promoted and given higher pay than you. Though the result is in the hand of God, but God helps those who help themselves. So please put your application immediately to your boss.

Mani Thakur: I am told that each of the Vedas has several sections, for example, Brahman, Samhita, etc. Are these parts of the original Vedas and present in the bodies of the Vedas themselves or added later on as separate books by learned scholars like yourself and others? Is Aittareya Brahman, for example, in its entirety present in the Veda whose part it is said to be? My second question is - how should one start studying Vedas? Where to start? Must one read each Veda from cover to cover? Is there a Path-vidhi available on Vedas from your Ashram? Should the study be topic-oriented? I have read translations of several select portions of the different Vedas and was not especially impressed with the contents. Perhaps a brilliant idea for then, they do not fit with the understanding and needs of living today. Given the age of these books and fact that the needs of the ancient society accepted the contents of the Vedas in one form or the other, the relevance of the 100% knowledge from that time is difficult to establish in today's life. But I revere sections like Purush Sookta, etc. Why has "flowery language of Vedas" been denounced in Gita by the Lord? If Avataras are not acceptable to you, how is Shri Krishna upheld by you as he declares to be "the Beeja-pradah Pita". Please do not mind my words and kindly help with your deep learned advice.
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas are the knowledge which emanates direct from God. It is also called Shruti because the knowledge was not given in the shape of books or by preach but the knowledge is originated by the power of God in the heart of four rishis. The knowledge of Vedas thus comes from one generation to another by means of listening. About 5,300 years ago Vyas Muni first time wrote the said knowledge of Vedas on Bhoj patra and thereafter it was printed in the shape of four Vedas i.e., Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samveda and Atharvaveda. So the collection of the Ved mantras written and thereafter printed in the shape of books are actually not Vedas but are called Samhita. After studying the Vedas carefully and doing ashtang yoga practice, some rishis wrote the books explaining the Ved mantras. Such books are called--- "SHAKHA" (section) but Shakha is not Ved. In shakha, the preach of rishi or history of any king, public, man or woman etc., has been written whereas in Vedas, there is no history or story. Shakhas are famous by the name of rishis who wrote the Shakha whereas Vedas emanates direct from Almighty God and thus Vedas are famous in the name of God and not rishis. Aiteryo Brahmin (concerned with Rigveda) or Teiteryo Brahmin granth etc., (concerned with Yajurveda) have been written by rishis keeping the base of concerned Vedas but Vedas have not been written keeping any base of any mantra, etc.

As I have explained above that Vedas are not books and the knowledge of the Vedas up-till Mahabharata period was obtained by aspirants by listening only. Actually this is the fundamental of Vedas from a learned acharya. However, nowadays knowledge of Vedas has been printed with explanations etc., in the shape of book which is called samhita. Though it is difficult to understand the Vedas by self study yet one can try for the same and if he feels that he is gaining the knowledge then it is okay. However, I would advise you to read two or three books on Vedas written by me to enable you to enter the knowledge of Vedas and its study, please. But his is up to you whether you need or not, please.

In Vedas, there are two types of preach --- Vyavahrik i.e., practical 2.beneficial--- pertaining to spiritual object and immortal. Practical means after gaining the knowledge about pious deeds, science and worship, the same must be observed in conduct. I mean to say that there must not be mere study or memorization of Ved mantra which will not serve the purpose.

Yes, Vedas do not accept avtarwad. So, Shri Krishna as mentioned in Mahabharata by Vyas Muni jee was a great dignitary and complete Yogi wherein Almighty God manifested Himself as is manifested in the body (heart) of a yogi. So, Shri Krishna was equivalent to God but not God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe.

Shiv Sharma: 1.You earlier told me that the varans are made by people. Would tell me then why did Sri Ram and Sri Krisna took avtar or were born in Kshatriya family? I believe that the varans were from the begining. 2. Who were sapth rishris, why were they born and what they did in this world and how they died?
Swami Ramswarup: (1) The varnna (caste system) to be considered by birth has been made by us but originally the varnna (Brahmin, kshatriya, Vaishya, Shudra) based on their deeds and not by birth has been made by God, as is also mentioned in Yajurveda mantra 31/11.

Secondly, God does not permit to hate anybody on the earth and those who do, they commit sins. So as per the said Ved mantra, if a Brahmin's boy does not gain Vedic knowledge and thus does not follow the path of Vedas but shows activity of a Kshatriya then according to Vedas, he is Kshatriya and not Brahmin and if Kshatriya gains the quality of Brahmin, he will be Brahmin not Kshatriya. So is the case of rest of the varnnas.

Avtar is not possible and Vedas do not agree with the avtarwad please. Secondly, as you say Sri Ram was a kshatriya but Sri Ram had full Vedic knowledge and had the qualities of Brahma. So is the case of Yogeshwar Sri Krishna who was also a king and was in yadav vansha but had the qualities of Brahma. So both the divine dignitaries are being worshipped and will be worshipped in future.

(2) Atharvaveda mantra 10/8/9 states the head is like a dish which contains object of glory. Those glories are named breathing system. In that dish, there are seven Rishis i.e., 2 ears, 2 nostrils, 2 eyes and 1 mouth. The two ears are called Gautam and Bharadwaj, Eyes are called Vishwamitra and Jamadagni and nostrils are called Vasishth and Kashyap and mouth is Atri. The said Rishis are the protectors of human body. Otherwise Rishis have been several on this earth and will also be in future.

Giri Prasad: Swamiji, My humble pranams to your feet, I have been hampering one doubt for the 5 yrs, which is after reading Sage Vamiki's Vashista Gita. There Sagae Vashita console Lord Sri Rama when in his teen age, was in dileama of life, so Sage Valmiki discourses him of various Upakyanas and said about Sri Krishna and Arjuna Upakyana too. My doubt how come Dwapara yugas preaching have told by sage Valmiki that to 24th Mahayuga's Treta Yuga? Please clear my doubt.
Swami Ramswarup: There is only one authentic Bhagwad Geeta which contains 18 chapters of Bheeshama parv of Mahabharat written by Vyas Muni. Secondly, the said Geeta was written before 5,300 years (Dwapar Yug) whereas Sri Ram was born more than one crore years ago (Treta Yug) and Rishi Valmikiji was contemporary to him. So, the statement quoted in Vashisth Geeta is not authentic, please. My heartiest blessings to you for a long, happy life.

Tejasvee: Dear Swami Ramswarup: I am a practicing Hindu who has two questions from my internet friends regarding women in Rig Veda. a) Rig Veda 10.45.15 (Verse 15) 15 Nay, do not die, Purûravas, nor vanish: let not the evil-omened wolves devour thee. With women there can be no lasting friendship: hearts of hyenas are the hearts of women. b) Rig Veda 8.33.17 17 - indraúcid ghâ tadabravît striyâ aúâsya mana| uto aha kratu raghum || In both, my internet friends are claiming there is demeaning quote about women. I tried word by word meaning, but not quite sure with my primitive Sanskrit understanding how to interpret the same. Could you please help explain the real meaning of these two verses? Were they having hidden meaning or was there cynicism involved?
Swami Ramswarup: Ans. (1) Rigveda mandal 10, sukta 45, has only 12 mantras please. Please quote correct number. No please, there is no demeaning quote about women in mantra 8/33/17. In the said mantra, there is a question, if a learned husband thinks that there is no compatibility of ideas and thoughts between husband-wife then what should be done?

The answer of this question is given in the next mantra i.e., 8/33/18 that the family life of husband-wife owes equal responsibility but the husband being more powerful must discharge his duties more competently like a chariot wherein there are two horses but the horse which is more powerful bears more burden.

One must be clear that to derive the meaning of the Ved mantras is a pious task of only a learned acharya who has also practised ashtang Yoga Philosophy.

Shashi Garg: What was the name of Planet Earth in Satyug?
Swami Ramswarup: The names of planet Earth are eternal. So are applicable in present as well as in future too. However, nowadays people are not listening eternal knowledge of Vedas, so are not aware of the truth. There are 21 names of the earth: GAUHU, GMA, JMA, KSHMA, KSHA, BHUHU, BHOOMMIHI, PRITHVI, MAHEE, etc.

Vasudeva Rao: Sir, I am of the opinion that Idol worship started after the emergence of Jainism and Buddhism. The travel diaries of Fahien (400A.D) and Hu-en-sang (700A.D) also reveal the fact that while Buddhists were indulging in idol worship (during 400A.D.) the travelogues are silent what Hindus did during that time. Fahien say nothing about the Hindu behaviour in this regard and this taken by the Idol worshippers that Idol worship could be there among Hindus also then since Fahien was a Buddhist pilgrim and he was not interested to record what Hindus did in the matter of worship. Of course the diaries of Huen Sang reveal that Hindus were also indulging in Idol worship. Now the entire issue is confusing because there are some evidences to show that some temples (Tirupathi) were built even before the advent of Buddhism. Some pillars are cited to show that some Greek became Vaishnavite during 200 B.C. These are cited to prove that Idol worship is ingrained in the blood of Hindus and Buddhists are nowhere connected to this type of worship. I am confused and desire to know the truth. The book "Bharath me Murthipooja" written by Pt. Rajendra and the Sathyartha prakash is found inadequate to this purpose. I found solid evidence to substantiate the assertions made by swami Dayanand in this regard.
Swami Ramswarup: As matter of fact, idol worship started when Buddhism and Jainism came into existence. 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 follows/obeys the path of Vedas i.e., worship, Ashtang yoga practice, listening of Vedas, Yajyen etc., under guidance of an acharya, then he attains Samadhi i.e., realizes God too. So, as per Vedas, no need of idol worship.

If someone believes that God is everywhere then why does he avoid wine, smoking, theft, etc., etc. inside the temple and does outside? Actually realization is subject of deep study of Vedas and to observe thereon. Sagunn means with eternal qualities mentioned in Ved mantras because the meaning of Sa+Gunn means 'with qualities'. So God has unlimited qualities 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.

Vasudeva Rao: Swami Dayananand in his immortal work "Satyartha Prakash" (Chapter viii) has pointed out that living beings are present in other planets, Moon and stars. Now we all know the Sun is big fireball and the chances of living creatures of any type or kind being there is totally ruled out. Further the astronauts have made frequent trips to Moon and so far have not found existence of any living organism there. If this is the case does it not mean what Swamiji has stated at above becomes unjustifiable in the present context? I am confused. Please clarify.
Swami Ramswarup: As said in Yajurveda mantra 40/4 the almighty, formless God is not realized by any senses, perceptions or mind. So is His creation which can not be completely known with mind. You see, as is also stated in Bhagwad Geeta shloka 2/23 and Rigveda mantra 1/148/5, states that the soul cannot be burnt through fire. So definitely soul can reside in sun.

Shridhar Purohit: How should continuously touch with good?
Swami Ramswarup: To touch continuously with good, there must be always shiv-sankalp i.e., pious desires and pious thoughts continuously i.e., there must not be any scope to think bad. So to obtain this stage, Yajurveda mantra 7/4 states that an aspirant must do practice of listening Vedas under guidance of a learned acharya and must do practice of ashtang yoga. I mean to say, ashtang yoga starts from yam and niyam. Yam are five i.e., satya, ahinsa, astey, Brahamcharya and aprigrah and niyam are also five i.e., sauch, santosh, tap, Swadhyay and Ishwar-prannidhanani. In niyam there is a word tap (austerity) means sham, dam, swadhaya, swaha, danam, ritam etc. So when aspirant attains the stage of niyam, and has controlled his five senses, perceptions and mind, which is mentioned like sham, dam in tap. Sham means to receive only pious thoughts and dam means to control five senses, perceptions and mind. I mean to say that to touch always good, the aspirant will have to observe the above teachings under guidance of learned acharya of Vedas and yoga philosophy.

Shridhar Purohit: How many tomes i do the meditation per day?
Swami Ramswarup: The meditation for a student and one in family life is done twice a day. As regards the time, it depends on devotee.

M. Rampersad: In what form is mother worship practiced according to the Vedas/ Is mother worship practiced according to the Vedas? What is the Vedic Philosophy of mother worship? (Not natural mother but spiritual mother)
Swami Ramswarup: The meaning of Yajyen in Vedas is dev-pooja, sangatikarann and daan. The literal meaning of Pooja in Vedas is to give respect, honour and to serve. Dev-pooja means respect, honour, services to dev. Dev means five alive devtas, who are mother, father, atithi, acharya. So we have to do pooja i.e., we have to give honour, respect, services by means of sweet speech, food, clothes, bedding, medical services, etc., to mother who gives birth. Similarly to father who nurses and takes care by means of earning money. Pooja of atithi, who is learned and gives education and good preaching. Pooja of acharya (Guru i.e., spiritual master) who gives us knowledge of real worship of Almighty God and others and show the eternal path by which a devotee or aspirant gets long, happy life and salvation. As regards spiritual mother she is only a learned lady who knows Vedas and practised ashtang yoga philosophy like Mata Sita, Katyayani, king Janak's acharya bal-brahamcharinni Gargi. Such mothers are rare in the world.

Shiu Sil: Why could not Narad Muni stay in one place for long?
Swami Ramswarup: It is at the discretion of a yogi whether he wants to stay at one place or more, or wants to wonder. Yajurveda mantra 17/14 states that yogi who has got salvation neither live on earth nor in other lokas but they wander everywhere.

Anonymous: How to gain confidence in life, especially with opposite gender?
Swami Ramswarup: Frequent meetings and taking part in social activities in the functions where you have to make talks with and in-front of ladies, girls, etc., may improve your state. You must also discuss the current affairs with your mother and sisters in the home, must also read newspapers and good magazines daily.

Bhet: Namaste I am from Nepal I born in Brahman family. When I had Bratbandh ceremony My guru taught me the mantra & trained to were sacred thread "Janai" worn by Hindu male across the chest but now he is not in this world. So I thought it is better to ask you why the Janai has to be six threads (strings)? What is the reason that we have to make special knots (sikha)?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you, actually the janeyu has three threads and not six, according to the Vedic philosophy. The three threads indicate raj, tam and satv qualities of prakriti and knot indicates the three qualities of prakriti must be bound i.e., must be controlled perfectly, as the three qualities of the prakriti are in humans and the person who is indulged therein in them can never get peace. Please also read answers on Janeyu in previous answers.

Naresh: Science behind Hindu sanskar.
Swami Ramswarup: It contains eternal science and of four Vedas which emanates direct from God in the beginning of the creation. The said science produced divine dignitaries like king Manu, Kshipt, Vikishipt, Bharat, Harishchandra, Dashrath, Janak, Shri Ram, Shri Krishna, king Janak's Acharya Gargi, Mata Sita, Katyayani, five Pandavs, and several others male and female dignitaries which are known in ancient holy books and even remained unknown.

So our Government must awake and must add the Vedic study in the schools, colleges, and universities to make the future of generations bright and to make our country strong.

Anonymous: Swami ji Sadarcharan Sparsh Swami ji main ek Brahman Parivar Se Belong Karta Huin. Main satchitanand jo is sarir ke andar aur sampurn brahmand jiski rachna hai, Un Kripalu, Dayalu aur alakh ke Darshan aur unki anubhuti ki pyaas liye dar dar mara mara is maya nagari aur in agyaniyon ke beech saanse khatam ho rahi hain. main ek brahman ki tarah apni ye jindgi hari ke charno main arpit karna chahta huin, magar jab bhi dharam ke naam par hone wale dhokhe aur dhokebajon ko dekhta huin, to dar lagta hai kahin galat rasta par chal padun , manjil dur na ho jaye, isiliye yahan reh kar jo kuch thoda bahut dhyan, jap, pranayam ho jata hai kar leta huin magar ghat main hamesha chinta bani rehti hai kahin sab nirarthak na ho jaye, Meri Akhari tamma yehi hai ki main apna jeevan brahmcharya ko arpan kar doo aur ye saanse hari bahjan ko. main aapke gyaan aur lekh se prabhawit hua aur geeta main shri Krishan ji ne Kaha Hai Ki akarshan karne ki shakti meri hi hai aur main hi huin. koun so kaaj kathin jag mahin jo nahi hot taat tum pahin. hey prabhu meri raksha karo,kripya mujhe apni sharan main le lijiye. meri awaaj yadi aap tak pahunch gayi ho to kripya karein aur meri vinti sune Maharaj ji. aapka bhatka ansh.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. Your spiritual thirst to realize God is highly appreciated, please. Because it is the main motto of our human life. May God fulfill your desire. It is a bitter truth of four Vedas that God is formless, almighty, omnipresent, who creates, nurses and destroys the universe at His own, i.e., without any assistance etc., being almighty. In 10th mandal, and sukta 129 of Rigveda, it is stated that when the previous universe is destroyed by God and new universe is not created then the interval period is called Pralaya, i.e., final destruction. At that time nothing is seen. Every matter of the world like sun, moon, water, etc., gets turned into the shape of prakriti, no man or woman is there. Then at an appropriate time, the creation starts when universe is created then the human beings/living beings in said creation are called part of non-sexual creation because in the pralaya there was no man or woman. Definitely in the non-sexual creation, there is no learned acharya, Guru, etc., who can give the knowledge of science, mathematics, construction, politics, animal- husbandry and how to survive etc. It is also true and even it is fundamental law of nature that the knowledge is gained only when the knowledge is given by anyone.

In the non-sexual creation there was no alive learned acharya/guru to give knowledge to the public. Vedas state that only Almighty God, was there from whom the knowledge of four Vedas emanates and is originated in the heart of four rishis, the part of non-sexual creation. God has given three types of education in four Vedas, i.e.,
i) knowledge of science, mathematic, matters etc., (GYAN KAND in Rigveda)
ii) form of all deeds (KARAM KAND in Yajurveda)
iii) worship (UPASANA KAND in Samveda)
iv) additional spiritualism in Atharvaveda

From the above, it will be revealed that God has been the first guru of the four rishis to whom God gave the knowledge of Vedas and further the rishis spread and have been spreading the same up-till now traditionally. Secondly, God, especially in Samveda has briefed the spiritualism and the path thereof to realize the God which has been also a wish of you. God has stated in Vedas that to know Him (God), one must listen to Vedas from an acharya and then must follow the eternal religious path under his guidance. Daily havan, gayatri-jaap and practice of ashtang yoga philosophy is necessary as stated in Vedas by God Himself.

DHARAM KE SATH DHOKHE AUR DHOKHEBAZ KA JANAM TABHEE HOTA HAI JAB PUBLIC ISHWAR KEE DEE HUI VED-VIDYA KO CHHORD DETEE HAI, TYAG DETEE HAI. ESEE STHITI MEIN JO VED-VORODHEE TATV HAIN WEH JANTA PAR HAVEE HO JATE HAIN AUR VED KE KHILAAFH APNE HEE NAYE-NAYE RASTE BANA LETE HAIN. JO VEDON KO NAHIN SUNTA WEH INKE DHOKHE MEIN FANS JATE HAIN. AAP KA JAB DIL KARE KUCHH DIN KE LIYE YAHAN AA JAYEN AND VEDIC SHIKSHA SUNIEN. MERA ASHIRWAD.

Sridevi: Swamiji mujhe ye janana tha ki 1.Vaikunta ke Senapathi kun hai? 2.Balram kisa ke avatar hai?
Swami Ramswarup: NA KOI VAIKUNTH KE SENAPATI HAI AUR NA BALRAM KISEE KE AVTAR THEY. CHAORN VEDON MAIN AVTAR KEE KOI JAGAH NAHIN HAI AUR CHARON HEE VEDON MEIN BHAGWAN NE YEH GYAN DIYA HAI KI ACHHE-BURE KARAM KA FHAL SUKH-DUKH BHOGNA HEE ES PRITHVEE PAR SWARG-NARAK HAI, ISKE ALAWA UPPER KOI SWARG-NARAK NAHIN HAI JISKA KOI SENAPATI HO.

November 2007

Amit Kumar: I am trying my best to arrange a camp here. Was Shri Ram real? What about Ram Setu? Was it made by Shri Ram by monkey army? What do Vedas say about it?
Swami Ramswarup: In Vedas, no proper noun of any human being is mentioned. Vedas contain knowledge-science, education etc., upasana (worship), karma(deeds) i.e., form of pious deeds to be adopted and not sins.

Yes, Sri Ram and Sri Krishna are still the two eyes of mother India and will remain so till the final destruction of universe. Their births are true. If you arrange the religious function there in Delhi, I will sure preach on this point also. I have recently written detailed commentary on first six chapters of Bhagwad Geeta with original shloka along with meaning of each word in Hindi. The book will also be delivered in function if you arrange. There are other helpers as well, available in Delhi to organize function who will sure help you by all means. If function is not possible then please leave it and when there will be function in Delhi, I will intimate you to attend.

Bhagwad Geeta is an extract of 18 chapter of Shanti Parv of Mahabahrat. Original and real shlokas of Mahabharat are only 10,000 but up-till now about 1 lakh 10,000 shlokas have been added falsely.

Ram Setu was made by Sri Ram with the help of Nal and Neel who were engineers in his army vaanar army). Vaanar has been a tribe and not monkeys. Monkeys are not married to woman. It is common sense that Hanumanji , Angad, Sugreev, Bali and their army has been shown as monkeys but their wives have not been shaped as female monkeys. So they were not monkeys.

Dilip Apte: After reading your reply , you have gone up very high in my esteem. Not that it would matter to a highly holy person like you as I think you are beyond all the worldly things. My quest for knowledge will continue till I die and I would never even imagine to throw anything in the wastepaper basket. I am awaiting your reply by post as you have suggested and will not only acknowledge it but certainly read it thoroughly and again come back to you with more questions till I am fully satisfied. You have to just tolerate my indulgences. I do not mean any disrespect to you but genuflection and sycophancy, hypocrisy and pseudoism is what I am unable live with. And if you agree there are more such people in this world . Hence my cynicism. No offence meant. Sorry if I have sounded arrogant and insolent
Swami Ramswarup: My dear Dilip Apte, my blessings to you, really I have not gone up high. I have never been a businessman up-till now and pray to God to maintain the same tendency forever.

By the grace of God , I have written about eighteen spiritual books and many spiritual preach and songs-VCD's , Cds and cassettes. But more than 70% of the same are distributed free of cost and rest on 50% or more rebate. Hardly, some aspirants purchase at right cost. Therefore I usually write that study my books if possible and I have never forced anybody to purchase. In foreign countries even, the books are sent free of cost and postal charges are also borne by me. So, please do not mind I have only clarified my position to you that I never force anybody to purchase my book. I am always debtor in this matter, please and too with pleasure because it helps me to serve the humanity. I have already dispatched the Geeta shlokas to you except 17/6.

You must be rest assured that tolerance is in my nature but here I would say that you have done nothing wrong with me therefore I again bless you for a long, happy life. I am alone here to do everything with my hands, no office , no staff, no funds, no pomp and show etc., even my rooms are of old type where I preach daily in Ved Mandir, the place is like a place of ordinary man and cows and cow-dung, woods for havan, havan-kund with black roofs due to the smoke of havan and rough floor is called Ved Mandir. Many disciples, followers request to make the place attractive but I never assent because attraction must be of inner side with divine qualities gained by study of Vedas, name jaap of God, daily havan/Yajyen and hard practice of ashtang yoga philosophy which controls and stops the vrittis of chitta.

It is my personal view that every human being must follow the Vedic path stated above. Then the time comes when the aspirant becomes ascetic and gains victory on his five senses, five perceptions and mind. I hope you will please excuse me if I have hurt you, in my reply. You are always welcome at this website www.vedmandir.com, please.

Sundar Dev: Dear Swamiji, my obeisance and thanks to you. This your answer is undoubtedly true. But the way we can see with more possible branches. Like Arjuna in Mahabharat, he was following the way you described, and for the purpose, Vyasa sended him to worship Indra, in one case, and the result Arjun offered. My question followed this way of thinking.
Swami Ramswarup: Dear Sunderji, My blessings to you for a long, happy life. Previously you sent the question about worshipping of Goddess Saraswati. I replied that in Vedas, Saraswati is ved vanni i.e., Ved mantras and when we worship God according to the preach of Ved mantras and, then really God showers all kinds of His divine blessings on us.

No doubt, nowadays, people are worshipping Goddess Saraswati who holds veena in her hands but the eternal knowledge of the Vedas which emanates direct from God always state to worship a formless, omnipresent and Almighty God, who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. The said worship helps to control senses, perceptions and minds that is why when Arjuna was offered Urvashi, he immediately denied and told Urvashi as his mother. It was the influence of worship of God based on Ved mantras. Here I would like to mention that Vedas tell only one way of worship i.e., worship of one eternal, formless, omnipresent God who is unchangeable, unchallengeable. However, you are again welcome in case of any doubt please.

Ravneet Singh: Shall I say "atma" is alive if we see in living and the most upper form of living as humans. But dead can not experience or comprehend it. Only man has got the power to express. He can visualise the person at physical/ chemical/ molecular / atomic level depending on the level of spirit. Otherwise "atma" is omnipresent in dead/ alive. Is it atomic mass and "mass can neither be created nor be destroyed" The shapes at times were unable to be visualised by a common man vision. How 'atma" can be experienced. Many truths have been experienced, want to have experience of "atma" Respected Swami Ji I have asked about "Atma" and "Atoms" I have got your reply. Thanks for replying my foolishness. Still I would like to know that reply is based on study or experience. If it is based on experience. CAN I MYSELF EXPERIENCE AND HOW?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, please. Atma (soul) is an alive matter who is immortal and eternal. Human beings are due to the existence of atma (soul) within bodies. If atma leaves body then the body becomes dead and people say that so and so is dead. So body is separate and atma (soul) is separate. Dead means dead body and not atma because atma never dies. When atma lives in the body then only senses, organs and mind function and Soul experiences everything like listening, tasting, smelling, touching, looking. You see human or any body is already dead. So dead body cannot experience. Even soul remains within it. It is only who experiences through senses.

You are writing that only man has got the power to express etc., but here man means atma(soul) because only soul experiences not body. So combination of body and soul can be told man, woman, boy or girl, animal, birds etc.

Atma is never omnipresent only God is omnipresent. God is one whereas atma(soul) are many and countless. Every atma (soul) has his body- like that of man, woman, animal, birds, mosquitoes, flies etc. In Vedas, atma(soul) is also called "SWAYAMBHU" I.e., it is neither created nor destroyed. Actually there are three matters which are called swayambhu- ALMIGHTY GOD, SOULS AND PRAKRITI and each matter is separate from other.

Soul cannot be compared to atomic mass. To realise atma (soul) one has to seek the guidance of learned acharya of Vedas to listen Vedas, to do Yajyen/havan daily, to do name jaap, to do hard practice of ashtang yoga, to control five senses, five perceptions and mind to realise atma (soul) as well as Almighty God. Experiences count please, otherwise teaching is baseless being theoretical only.

Deeno: How can you make money to keep this site going? You have no fees for your advice. Folks would ask more relevant questions if they paid for this service. I wouldn't work unless someone paid me!
Swami Ramswarup: If a person controls his desires then everything goes smother with the feelings of Almighty God. Not only this site but I distribute my books mostly free of cost or 50% discount of real investment. Because with the blessings of Almighty God and my Guru Maharaj, I never think to hoard money or to increase Bank balance unnecessarily. I am a retired defence employee. I get pension also and whosoever voluntarily donates here in Yajyen, the same money, I try my level best to invest in Yajyen and spiritual tasks. I have never printed any donation chits etc. I never send any of my disciples to gather any money from anywhere else. So I live simple life, eat simple food and remain simple.

Subby Subramanyam: When we cremate a Hindu, in Texas, USA, at a place where there are priests available, what chants and Mantras are appropriate and essential to be chanted at the time of cremation, and during Pre-cremation proceedings like the Arathi, and such? Please guide us.
Swami Ramswarup: The best way of chanting is to chant Ved mantras. Cremation is the 16th and last sanskar (pious deed). If Ved mantras are not known then Gayatri mantra sure be chanted. But real procedure is to start havan from Sandhya mantras when anyone is declared dead. So havan is started in home when dead body is placed on the earth. At the place of funeral (cemetery) when the dead body is placed on pyre then again prarthana (prayer), upasana(worship) and stuti(praise) Ved mantras for God must be chanted and on the burning pyre the aahuti of 39th chapter of Yajurveda must also be offered with pure ghee and havan samagri. The ghee, which is used to offer aahuti, must be equivalent to the weight of dead body. You are advised to study my book in Hindi- "YAJYA KARMA SARVASHRESHTH ISHWAR POOJA" WORTH Rs. 65/- excluding postal charges, if possible. In the book Ved mantras along with detailed description of each Ved mantras in Hindi to perform havan has been mentioned.

Cremation is mentioned 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. Soul goes out from the body then only body is declared dead. Soul is eternal and immortal and takes next birth according to deeds. Also, please read the article 'After death' on this website.

Shyam: I am fifty. How can I increase strength without going in for ayurvedic and herbal medicine?
Swami Ramswarup: Medicines are required when a person is sick, otherwise balanced diet, to wake-up early in the morning before sunrise and to take sound sleep too in the night, daily morning walk, light exercises, control on five senses and mind, Brahamcharya, to always be in good society and to escape from sins and daily worship makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

Nikhil Shah: Which pranayam is concrete solution for perform bhramcharya?
Swami Ramswarup: All types of prannayam are beneficial, please. If possible, please try to study my book in Hindi, named "BRAHAMCHARYA--- EK DUKH NIVARAK DIVYA MANNI", worth Rs. 100.00, excluding postal charges.

Rekha Nautiyal: What is the significance of donating eye or blood in point of Ved?
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas tell that immediately the dead body must be burnt. However, there is a chapter of donation also in Vedas. So donation word is there and donation of wealth, earth, cow, gold, food grains, clothes to a learned acharya of Vedas is mentioned there. As far as eye, blood donation is concerned, it is an act of humanity which must also be done by a person and I am sure it is counted in donation because it gives a new life to needy person.

Dr. Harish Arya: It is said that while cutting plants, they feel pain then what do you that should we eat vegetables and fruits? And why?
Swami Ramswarup: We have to obey the preach of Vedas which emanates direct from God at the beginning of the earth. For carnivorous animals like lion, tiger, wolves, cat, dog etc., God allows to take non-vegetarian food. So the said act to take non-vegetarian food is not their sin. Similarly in Vedas for human beings, God states to take vegetarian food which is not a sin. Secondly, for human beings, Vedas strictly prohibit non-vegetarian food. That is why, we must take vegetables, food-grains etc., when they are fully ripe.

Jalpa: We are suppose to respect our parents. What if the parent is abusive? How does this play into the relationship?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, no doubt to abuse others is a sin and such abuse, as said in Atharvaveda, goes back to the person who abuses. The said law of God is unchangeable, please. So better if one listens the abuses and does not retaliate. Any how one must avoid to insult the parents in such a matter. So, please give them respect. So, it will be your greatness if you bear the abuses and still respect parents. You will get this reward direct from God.

Shiv Sharma: I have been reading the Shiv Puran and I came across the Shivji has 5 avtar, but I hear from various learned people that Shivji's 11th avtar is Sri Hanumanji. If that is true then can u please tell me the names of all the 11 Avtars and why all thse avtars has been taken place?
Swami Ramswarup: It is up to you to study Shiv Purann. But as far as Vedas are concerned avtar is not possible, please. Learned of Vedas accept only that those views which tally with the Vedas.

Vedas tell to worship only one formless Almighty God and God never takes any Avtar. Please read the articles on Vedas philosophy.

Shiv Sharma: Can you tell me the most efficient reasons as to why Most of Hindus left studying the Veds and instead they are with Ramayan, Mahabrharat, B/Gita, etc.
Swami Ramswarup: About 5300 years ago. Mahabharata war took place. In the war most of the warriors died and old, young ladies, children were left. The remaining ladies were so shocked on the unlimited deaths of the warriors of both sides, i.e., Pandavas and Kauravas. The earth was turned into bloody sight with the result remaining people did not continue daily havan/Yajyen and listening of Vedas' preach from learned rishi-munis/acharyas. So in the following time, the study of Vedas, daily havan i.e., worship of formless God including ashtang yoga practice would not be continued. You see, when the crop is not looked after properly then useless grass/pants etc., are grown and thus the crops one day gets hidden by growth of weeds etc. Similarly, when the listening of Vedas, Yajyen etc., did not continue then the arrogant started their own made false path of worship and thus the shining sun containing the knowledge of four Vedas was set down and I feel the good luck of India thus went down. During the time of Vedas unto Mahabharata war, the present facts also had not originated. In the Vedas there is no history of anyone. Vedas contain subject of knowledge form of pious deeds and worship. Vedas tell about the creation and the matters of universe right from straw to Brahma. On the other hand man made worship tells charming stories music dance etc., etc., which was liked by the public . Now the problem is that total desire to listen the Vedas wherein no charming story etc., exists has been turned in listening of stories etc., as quoted above. Knowledge of Vedas emanates direct from God which has left by the people and thus the corruption, injustice, early death, unnecessary war, bribery, diseases etc., are there.

It is also astonishing that in our country Geeta, Ramayana, Mahabharata tell to study Vedas but most of the saints never tell this truth while speaking the stories etc. Those saints say only to listen katha and not Vedas. So, a big group of saints is also involved to make the eternal, true and immortal knowledge of Vedas to vanish away from India. Those saints usually misled the public and scare them that Vedas are difficult and havan will give you only swarg whereas the said views are totally false. Please read answers to other questions given on the site.

Kripa: Only Hinduism talks about another life after death? There are religions which say there is only one life on earth after which there is hell or heaven destined for each one of on earth? Which is right and can you please prove it from quotations from Vedas and other scriptures?
Swami Ramswarup: Hell or heaven are not anywhere else except in the present life where we bear the result of our bad and pious deeds respectively and as far as another life i.e., rebirth, it is a fact and is also mentioned in Vedas. In this connection, Rigveda mantra 1/24/1,2 refers which I have described a number of times in this web site in brief. I would advise you to please see the web site to see the description of above quoted Ved mantra. Otherwise, write to me again. You will see that a newly born of human beings, animals, birds etc., is always afraid of death. Why? The fear must be reason of experienced by the newly born baby before. But he is newly born baby and in his present life he has not experienced the death. It means the baby has the effect on his chitta of the death which he has experienced earlier i.e., in previous lives. Please read the article 'After Death'.

Arpita: Could you please tell me being a Hindu we can follow the method of worship of other religion. Is it fine if read Bible and worship Jesus?
Swami Ramswarup: Though the matter of creation has been mentioned in all four Vedas but especially in Rigveda Mandal 10, Sukta 129 it has been described in detail. In short, after creating the universe from Prakriti it happens that knowledge of four Vedas, automatically emanates direct from God and is originated in the heart of four Rishis of the non-sexual creation.

At several places it is mentioned especially in Rigveda mantra 10/129/6 - Kaha Addha Ved" i.e. who knows about the creation and Vedas because at the time when the Almighty God was creating the universe, no one was alive there and no one was thus seeing the creation. Everybody was born afterwards. Then in the following mantras of the said Rigveda, the God has described about the Ved mantras and about Yajyen and meditation etc. In Ved mantras, 10/131/3 it is mentioned that the permanent pious pleasure attained is attained only when people worship Almighty God according to Vedas and exercise control over perceptions, senses and mind through Vedas' knowledge. It is further mentioned as chariot does not move without horses and we cannot thus go to our destination. So is the case of attaining everlasting, pious, divine pleasure/salvation which is not attained without knowledge of Vedas through a learned acharya. Actually the study of four Vedas concludes that we have to worship the formless God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe and from whom the knowledge of four Vedas always emanates at the time of every creation. However, we can study all religious books. Please read the article on Vedas on the website.

Rashmi Sahu: Swamiji, Lord Krishna has told in yoga four paths about Yoga astanga yoga, bhakti yoga, Karma yoga and Gyan yoga. Can explain these four on the basis of Vedas with mantras Astanga yoga you have explained but other three on the basis of Vedas. Please explain this to us.
Swami Ramswarup: Dear daughter, my blessings to you. I was abroad (U.S.A) and after a long interval I have today only reached Ved Mandir. So I am looking after the pending jobs of Ved Mandir, so I will tell you in short only. Rigveda mantra 1/24/13 states- "Shunaha shepaha trishu" i.e., learned acharya mentioned in previous mantra, "Trishu" means in "karma kand, upasana kand, and gyan kand" realizes the Almighty God. Bhakti yog is the said upasana kand. Ashtang yoga is also an Upasana Kand.

Deeno Sharma: The Future - 2 simple matters to Change and protect an Entire way of life! 1) DEFINITIVE AND COMMON PLATFORM CREATES SOLIDARITY Return to The RIG VEDA it clear and does not focus on trivial issues. This must become our Central Book of Faith. All others to be supportive matters 2) EMPOWER THE PEOPLE - REMOVE THEIR SHACKLES If our Aryawarth find their faith Free in the most basic issues then we will have solidarity. The Freedoms of others will not seem enticing nor will our been seen as restrictive. The Greatest shackles WE have placed on this the faith of the Aryawarth is food for consumption. AT Least FOUR times a day we legislate or make guilty our own flock through (religion) - eg. Sattivic, Tamsic, Rajsic . These matters are not contained in the RV. They are trivial. The RV focuses on Soma and the Gods being one with us. Not restricting consumption. Let them be free to consume. STOP Restricting - it causes siezure, it causes fractional issues when solidarity is paramount it causes the Arya glow to fall from the hearts of our Own it causes guilt etc. FREE THEM. It Brings Solidarity. It brings feasting and camaraderie. It builds an unbridled freedom Chain this onto a body of literature that is Second to None and you have a Wall of Granite! WHY THIS WAY? a) It does not need politicians (flaccid, communist ideologists - Hindu Parliament) b) Change rests in the hands of the masses - Empowerment! c) Its Free d) It does not affect Non-Hindus therfore NO CONFLICT! e) Its Fun. Its a celebration. f) It creates employment. Farmers are now free to raise a host of new livestock for food. I trust that all will see the beauty of this. Veda Shakti!
Swami Ramswarup: Future is not a matter but our present time is a valuable time wherein if we do pious deeds, worship etc., according to Vedas/holy granths under guidance of learned acharya then we can change our future to make the same bright.

Yes, common platform has also been called by Rigveda mantra 1/191/2,3 which says if people obey the path of Vedas then in the whole universe, there will be unity, love and justice etc., but who will make it?

Rigveda gives knowledge of all kinds of matter including God, prakriti and souls please, as is also clarified in 1/24/13. What happens that mostly the people see a very small part of the Vedas and that too in short time and without guidance of the learned acharya.

Consumption of soma is a divine matter and if it is not mentioned in any Veda then what will be the use of studying Vedas because you see, the main motto of human life is to realize God/consume soma. Soma means experiences of realizing God which produces indefinite definite merriment in the heart of a Yogi. As regards other consumptions, all Vedas state to be a pure vegetarian please.

If there will not be restriction then there will be no difference between Arya (learned, true people) and anarya (thieves, dacoits etc.) and we must know that according to Yajurveda mantra 7/48, we all are free (without any restriction) to do pious deeds or sins but result is awarded by God in the shape of happiness and sorrows respectively.

So freedom is always from almighty God's side, please which may be good while doing pious deeds and which may be worst while doing sins.

Politics is to rule the country which is a necessity as mentioned in Vedas but politics must be based on Vedas.

Vasudev Rao: Please clarify whether there was an idol worship during the Ramayana period. I hold the view it is not but a friend of mine suggests that Ram chanted Aditya Hridaya a sort of sun worship. This he claims as found in Valmiki Ramayana. I am confused.
Swami Ramswarup: There is no mention about idol worship in Valmikee Ramayana, please because the present sects had not originated at that time and only Vedas' knowledge was there.

Jignesh Pandya: I often see Sanskar, Astha, Jagran TV, etc. I love to see the program related with yog. I always observe yog program of baba Ramdev. and I follow everyday. If you advice me through yog & ashan for routine life please.
Swami Ramswarup: Before I advise you about you asan, I advise you first to study detailed comments on every yog shastra sutra written by me in book named "PATANJAL YOG DARSHNAM-PART 1, 2" in Hindi. This will give you a detailed knowledge about ashtang yoga philosophy and Vedas too. Then you will surely be able to practice ashtang yoga philosophy well.

Dilip Apte: Taking my query ref. Chapter 8 Verse 17/18, it is said in the 18th shlok that all. 'Pranis' are born at the beginning of Brahma's day and all die during Brahma's night. We are all aware here that every second some one is born and someone dies. Then where Brahma's day and night come into question. But except my country's flag I do not bow before anybody unless I am truely convinced that the person before me is worthy of my respect and I have no illusions of grandeur as I am fully convinced that I am the most ordinary person ever to be born. I don't want to buy books.
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, I agree, you must not bow before anybody but it is not the matter to write or to say to anybody. Secondly, learned acharya always tries to preach the devotees to bow before almighty God. Acharya is not interested to make them bow before him. As regards books, books are of two types- containing false statements and true statements. But both books increase knowledge of illusion as well as light. So study of books does not go in vain if reader is aspirant Please. But you are right , and I have now realised your views of not reading the book and you will never be advised for the same, please. Your concepts will only be cleared by e-mail.

Sri Ram, Sri Krishna too bowed before national flag and also before almighty God, mother father and acharya.

Brahma din means when almighty God starts creation and brahma night means when final destruction is done by God. I have not suggested to you to purchase any book. I have only advised to purchase if you so desire. Second I have added that if you do not purchase , I will then clear your concept by E-mail which I am clearing now, please. I have never forced anybody to purchase book in my life and will ever do the same. I only tell if you so desire because most of the people desire to study and very few deny. That is why, I use the words "if you so desire" which had been used for you also, please.
I have cleared the concept in Bhagwad shloka 8/17, 9/4,5 a copy of which is being sent to you by post free of cost, as usual. Please, confirm on receipt. You can send your query yet, if it remains after studying description of above quoted shloka.

Your description about bowing before anyone and being convinced about the worth of other person is your personal matter which could be avoided to be mentioned here in your question. Yet I respect your personal matter.

Your views in previous question that Bhagwad Geeta is absolutely beyond comments bounds me to offer my comments, on Bhagwad Geeta. I have also given detailed comments on Bhagwad Geeta and the book is in the hands of readers. But I will not suggest you to purchase please. I will try to send the comments in the book of the concerned shloka by E-mail.

So by doing extra ordinary labour , the comments on shloka 4/13, 8/17,18 9/4,5 have been prepared and have been sent to you by post, please. Yet, as per your views, Geeta is exempted to comments. So if you are not interested to study then the same may please be sent in waste paper basket.

And if you study the comments sent by me then you may put your query if any which I shall try to clarify, please.

I have not yet reached explaining chapter 17. So my comments on shloka 17/6 will be sent when written. I have reached only up to chapter 9/9 . Explanation requires full day and due to shortage of time, sorry, I cannot explain shloka 17/6 at this juncture.

Dhruv:Mr. Swamy, if you say Ramayana exist where can I go and see the physical evidence of the existence of the book?
Swami Ramswarup: You're advised to first read Valmikee Ramayana translated by Paramhans Jagdishwranand Saraswati, which is published by M/S Govindram Hasanand, Arya Sahitya Bhavan, Nai sarak, Delhi. After studying the book please send your query if any.

Sharad Pandit: I want to know that , what is the mantra of "Astavasu" means eight vasu. Becuase I have Dhanishtha nakshatra and its deity are astavasus. If you have this mantra, please guide me.
Swami Ramswarup: There are eight vasus in Vedas which are non-alive matters. The vasus are- Agni (fire), Prithivi(earth), Vaayu(air), Antriksh (space), Dyuhu ( light emitting heavenly bodies), Aditya (sun), Nakshtr ( planetary world) and Chandrma. These are not to be worshipped being non-alive matters.

Shiv Sharma: According to yajurveda mantra 40/15 the last religious deed is daah. If daah is last deed then why one has to throw ashes in the flowing water and read Gita for 13 days and perform bhajans and kirtans and finally on the 13th day Bharam Bhoj pooja.
Swami Ramswarup: Ashes are to be thrown in flowing water to avoid gathering of ashes otherwise unlimited quantity of ashes will be gathered. Bhajan-kirtan, Ved paath, gives pious blessings etc., to those who do the same, it is not connected with departed soul.

Shiv Sharma: You earlier said that the soul has mouth, ears, eyes etc, can u please prove that?
Swami Ramswarup: Soul has been given human or animal/bird body with five senses, perceptions and mind. So when soul wants to see then eyes are used to, wants to eat mouth is used, wants to listen ears are used, wants to move then feet are used, etc.

Shiv Sharma: In Gita chapter 4 verse 13 Lord has divided people in 4 castes namely Brahmins, kshatriyas, Vaishya, and shudras, but in todays socity the preachers, saints, gurus, etc say that all are equal. If we all are equal then what reason you would provide for Lord Rama and Krishna who were born in Kshtriyas family.
Swami Ramswarup: Geeta has not divided please. The correct explanation according to Vedas of Bhagwad Geeta shloka 4/13 will be sent to you on receipt of your postal address. However, if you desire, you can send order of Geeta containing explanation of first six chapters written by me. The said Geeta contains 739 pages, costing Rs. 300.00. Explanation of each shloka is as per Ved mantras and Ved mantras have been mentioned with each shloka. But it is not necessary to purchase, if you desire then you can purchase, please. My blessings to you.

Satish Bijapur: I dont know i feel that I know God is there and somebody is following me. I speak truth when I am angry and predict the future.
Swami Ramswarup: It is good that you believe in God and one must always speak truth. Please try to leave the anger because anger ruins the person.

Sundar Dev: I like to ask the question about any home worshipping of goddess Saraswati, please. I know there is existing somethink like around one year of home worshipping, but I dont know any more close information. Can you help me please?
Swami Ramswarup: In Ved mantra, the meaning of saraswati is eternal, divine voice of Vedas(Ved vanni). Ved mantra states-"PAVAKA NAHA SARASWATI". i.e., May Saraswati (Ved vanni) purify me. Mostly, the people who do not worship God are indulged in illusion. When we listen Ved vanni and its meaning and thus perform Yajyen, do name jaap and practice of Ashtang yoga as mentioned in Saraswati (Ved vanni) then illusion is over, then aspirant gets long, happy life.

Amit Kumar: Are Pandavs are also non sexual creation and what is the difference behind sexual and non-sexual creation why there were two why to create world and actully I was looking hear some Vedic knowledge I want to come over there but when can I come there or swamiji can you come here Delhi to have full class in delhi so that other pepole who want hear Veda but cant go anywhere?
Swami Ramswarup: No, please. Pandavas were not of non-sexual creation. They had their parents. Non-sexual creation starts when God starts creation of universe. At that time nothing exists-neither man or woman or any matter of universe like sun, moon, air, water, trees, animals etc. In this universe, non-sexual creation started before about one Arab, 96 Crore, 8 Lakh, 53,000 years. So when divine deed non-sexual creation is finished, then only children get birth from parents till final destruction of universe. So non-sexual creation is required, because at the time creation, no one exists. Your views are appreciated to come here. However, if you firmly intimate me about class or devotees who want to listen to eternal knowledge of Vedas then sure I will come to Delhi, if you can arrange the place and said class then I will come for 2-3 days. However, you need not to arrange boarding and lodging which I shall arrange myself. If you arrange such pious camp of devotees then sure knowledge of Vedas will spread. Recently, six of my spiritual VCDS on Vedas were shown by sanskar T.V. Perhaps you could not see otherwise you could have mentioned the same. I will also bring the said CDs' and my spiritual Vedic books for the aspirants.

Deeno Sharma:Priya Swamiji I thank you for your answer. It has not helped. It is some glacial non-committed (Puranic?) issuance. However, I am thankful that you have replied, I accept this as Noble (Arya) in, deed. I will retain my position as necessary to Empower this nation. Tonight I have one question: What is the Soma? From which plant is extracted?
Swami Ramswarup: It is not a purannic issuance please. Vedas emanate from God whereas Puranns have been written by somebody. In Vedas, Soma means divine pleasure. It is experienced when a yogi after studying Vedas and doing hard ashtang yoga practice realises God. So realisation of God in Samadhi, a divine pleasure is generated, experience of which is called Soma.

Mawaram Supan: Why did Kaikeyi requested that Shree Rama should be banished for 14 years and not 8 or 10 or 11 or 12 years? Need your answer plus quotes from relative book/books and kanda and page numbers and etc.
Swami Ramswarup: Ram was sent to exile and story is written in Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhya kand, sarg 10. Kekaiyee requested Sri Ram to be sent to exile due to attachment to his son Bharat. She wanted to give the throne of Ayodhya to her son Bharat.

Why kekaiyee asked for 14 years was her own discretion. Perhaps she thought enough to strengthen bharat's control over throne and to gain the sympathy of the public.

Mawaram Supan: Raja Janaka being a king of Mithila with servants, workers who are employed in his kingdom and Ministers to assist the running of his kingdom. Why had he to plough his fields and he was a king and had so many servants/workers in his employment? Being a king, ploughing his fields is not his job.
Swami Ramswarup: Ploughing the field is the personal matter of the king. King janak while discharging all his duties towards his kingdom faithfully used to give time to his family and to plough his fields on his own. His said act gives message to all India leaders to earn livelihood by doing their own hard work and not by corruption, etc. However, the story to plough the field by king Janak is not mentioned in authentic Valmiki Ramayana.

Mawaram Supan: Bharat was at his grandparents when received the news of the death of his father, Raja Dasaratha, How many days did he ride a horse to reach at Ayodhya from his grandparents residence?
Swami Ramswarup: Time is not mentioned in Valimiki Ramayana, please but he reached Ayodhya quickly.

Ravneet Singh: Shall we treat "Atman" as "Atom" of modern science. All universe contains it.
Swami Ramswarup: No please, atom is non-alive matter whereas soul is alive matter. So soul cannot be considered atom.

Yogesh: I appreciate your honest efforts and dedication to true Vaidic philosophy. I live in sydney, observe agnihotra everyday. I want to conduct some package course on DHARM SHIKSHA for children of Indian origin here in Australia. I have come up with certain topics but I want some learned person to give me some direction to shape that course. I was trying to seek some help from search engine and endup with your website. I am impressed and request you to suggest me about the contents and their sequence. I am hoping to get some positive help from you.
Swami Ramswarup: My dear Yogesh, I thank you and my blessings to you for a long happy life. It is a pleasure for me that you perform daily agnihotr, which is a great worship of almighty God and I hope you'll continue it, please. Further your idea to conduct package course for children on DHARM SHIKSHA is also highly appreciated. If you please know Hindi, then I will suggest you to get some tips for children from my book ---- "BRAHAMCHARYA EK DUKH NIVARAK DIVYA MANNI" , the book can be sent to you even free of cost on receipt of your postal address. Till such time, I will try to make sequence and contents of the package. The most important thing for children according to Vedas is to perform their sanskar which gives mental and physical strength to the children. The sixteen sanskars are performed under guidance of a learned Guru who knows Vedas because in every sanskar the havan is performed with Vedic mantras. These all were performed in Satyug, Dwapur, treta yuga and too by Shri Ram, Shri Krishna, etc.

1. Garbhdhan Sanskar --- which is performed just after marriage and before pregnancy to have a good baby.
2. Punsvan sanskar ---which is performed just after pregnancy of second or third month.
3. Seemantonnayan sanskar ---in 4th, 6th or in 8th month of pregnancy.
4. Jaatkaram Sanskar ---just after birth of a baby i.e., the same day.
5. Naamkaran sanskar ---after 101 days of birth in which name of the baby is announced.
6. Nishkraman sanskar--- when the mother and baby comes out of the house. In the 3rd or 4th month to travel or to go anywhere.
7. Annprasahn sanskar--- in the 6th month of the baby after birth on the same day of birth. In this sanskarthe baby is allowed to take solid food because up to 5th month baby had been taking milk/water only.
8. Churakaram sanskar i.e., Mundan sanskar---in the first or third year.
9. Karanvedh sanskar--- ear piercing ceremony.
10. Upnayan sanskar i.e., allowing baby to go school first time.
11. Vedaarambh sanskar i.e., to start study of Vedas in 6 to 8 years.
12. Samavartan sanskar--- i.e., the baby has attained the knowledge of Vedas. It is performed in the age of fourteen years.
13. Vivah sanskar i.e., marriage ceremony.
14. Vanprasth sanskar--- in the age of 51 plus.
15. Sanyas sanskar --- in the age of 75 plus or at any age when anyone becomes ascetic.
16. then the last, Anteshti sanskar when death comes. This sanskar is of dead body i.e., cremation.

Deen: Was Karan son of Kunti before marriage with Pandu? Why did she hide his birth?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, Karan was the son of Kunti but not from Pandu.

Amit Dua: Swami Dayanand wrote that the meaning of Uksha is Sun according to Sanskrit, quoted "Uksha Dadhar Prithvimut dyam, meaning: Sun has supported the earth through its gravitational force." Now some people are telling it a misinterpretation. Can you tell me the evidence from Sanskrit Granmmer or scripures. Please tell me, it is urgent.
Swami Ramswarup: The correct Ved mantra is- "SA DADHAR PRITHIVEEM UT DYAM" i.e., He (the God) holds the earth and heavenly bodies emitting light. Full mantra is- OM HIRANEYA GARBH HA SAMVART TAGRE BHOOTASYA JAAT HA PATIREK AASEET
SA DADHAR PRITHVIM DHAMU TEMAM KASMEH DEVAYA HAVISHA VIDHEAM

So, there is no word "uksha" in the above mantra. Please quote ved mantra wherein you have read word "uksha" to clarify the query.

Pradeep: Is it true that the Vedas do have animal sacrifices and are non vegetarian? There is a site run by Christian missionary to start the fruitful dialouge between Hindu and Christians But main aim I found is to convert the HINDUS by giving them spritual misinformation. Can you answer the above please?
Swami Ramswarup: No please, it is not true, Vedas strictly prohibit non-vegetarian food and I have several times clarified the fact on this website. Please see other answers on this website. Non-vegetarian food is prohibited as per Vedas, shastras, Upnishads and all the ancient holy books. In vegetarian food an ocean of calories and vitamins is available by the mercy of God. Please check from a dietician about the same. Because it is lengthy one and I cannot explain here. For example dal, is full of proteins, soybean has more protein than any non-vegetarian food, which has ability to inhibit cancer also where as non-vegetarian doesnot. Green vegetables like palak, methi, etc., are the richest source of iron and vitamin A. So is the case of milk, curd, rice, fruit, etc., -etc.

Actually to destroy the eternal culture of Vedas, some bad elements without studying Vedas start saying falsehood. Vedas are eternal knowledge which emanates direct from God and God can never permit unnecessary violence on animals or human beings.

I really feel that conversion from Hindus to other sects is only due to false propaganda and lack of study of Vedas. Mostly our Hindus, Brahmins, Pandit, Priests, Saints do not study Vedas and therefore cannot give a strong true message to the public to fight against the falsehood. We all must study Vedas for the betterment of not Hindus but all human-beings.

Pradeep: A saint made God appear formless. His disciple also felt it. Is it contradicting Vedas?
Swami Ramswarup: So there is no power in the universe who can contradict Vedas which is an eternal knowledge direct from God.

Pradeep: What about Guru Govind Singh?
Swami Ramswarup: Guru Govind Singh jee Maharaj was a great warrior and great saint, so whatever he did, he did pious deeds always for the benefit of the nation. Shri Guru Granth Sahib always speaks worship of formless God.

Pradeep: Do any saints realize God in a form?
Swami Ramswarup: Yajurveda mantra 32/3 states, "NA TASYA PRATIMA ASTI" i.e., Almighty, Formless God is never turned into a shape. Vedas emanate direct from God and the rishi who had practised ashtang yoga philosophy and has learnt Vedas traditionally, utter the Ved mantras only and the rest of the public listen the Vedas and then start pronunciation as per Rigveda mantra 8/100/11.

Harish Arya: I am a medical student. How much times should I eat meal? And what is the beneficial to eat for my study?
Swami Ramswarup: You must, please take milk and fruit or dalia in breakfast. In lunch rice, chapatti, vegetables, dal and curd, in dinner light food quoted in lunch. Must take plenty of water, daily morning walk and light exercises are necessary for you daily. I have written a Brahamcharya book in which such subjects are briefed in Hindi. The book can be sent to you, if you so desire. If you're not able to pay the cost, book will be sent to you free of cost, please.

Prem: Is that possible becuase of pure love and devotion the SUPREME ONE CAN TAKE THE FORM FOR HIS devotee?
Swami Ramswarup: No please, the rules and the regulations of Almighty God are ever unchangeable as stated in Rigveda mantra 3/56/1, so God will ever remain formless, please. He is almighty, so He does not need any help from eyes, ears, nose etc., to do His divine deeds. Soul is dependent and needs the said senses and organs.

Prem: How many year will it take to make you one good HINDU MISSIONARY who can debate win and spread the glory of VEDAS AND SHASTRA TO whole world? If we provide by the grace of supreme one some monetery assistance.
I appreciate your loving, heart felt views, please. And my blessings to you for long happy life. Up-till now I have not requested any monetary help/donations etc. No doubt, due to the said reason the pious deed of spreading knowledge of Vedas and to spread love in universe is slow. But still it is spreading gradually with the Grace of Almighty God. First time I realized that if the devotees like you are in our nation, then the pious deed will gain momentum. So let the time come please. I have written about 17 books on eternal Vedas' philosophy. If the books can be distributed even on 50% or 60% discount or free of cost to the aspirants, then the said pious work will also get spread. Recently people forced me with love to make spiritual Vedic VCD' s which have been prepared and are being shown (6 episodes) on Sanskar channel and last episode was shown on 11th November, 2007. My last Vcd will be telecasted by sanskar channel on coming Sunday the 18th nov, 2007 at 6.45 p.m. You, your friends, aspirants and your family will sure listen the eternal Vedas voice on sanskar channel. This has also inspired the public a lot. For the said purpose I had also to pay huge amount and some devotees also contributed. The VCD' s are really liked by me also as well as by public. It's six episodes (each of 18 minutes) are also available and can be sent on demand as quoted above in case of books, to spread the Vedic knowledge. In VCD's spiritual songs keeping in view the Vedas preach have also been sung by me, in which two spiritual songs are written by me which are: i) AAU LAUT CHALEIN US AUR JAHAN RISHI VED SUNATE HAIN
ii) GHOOMTEE DHARA KO KISNE ANTRIKSH MEIN DRID KIYA, YE KAUN RACHNAKAAR HAI.

Prem: I am loosing my faith in Hindu dharma. Should I convert to some other religion? Advice which is the good one.
Swami Ramswarup: I mean to say that there are two types of worship nowadays--- first which is based on Vedas and knowledge of Vedas emanates direct from Almighty God. Secondly, self-made/man-made as quoted by Tulsi in my article below. Hinduism is based on four Vedas. So those who have left study of Vedas have become either atheists or try to convert themselves from Hinduism which is an act of soul's suicide because such persons shirking away themselves from eternal knowledge of God is the shape of four Vedas which always gives firm divine pleasure after destroying all the sorrows.

If you had studied Vedas, listened to Vedas then the situation of your life quoted by you in your question could never arise. Please try to understand the Vedas. Vedas are not sects.

Vedas tell strictly to do Yajyen. The special meaning of Yajyen in Vedas is to serve the father, mother, atithi learned acharya of Vedas and thereafter real worship of God.

Nowadays we see that several kinds of worship including kathas, Ramleela, Rasleela etc., are organized but mostly the main teaching of the Vedas as quoted above and described in Bhagwad Geeta and Valmiki Ramayana is not in action in life. Main motto of the rishis who wrote such pious and holy books was to follow the eternal teaching of the Vedas mentioned therein which has been over-sighted.

Vedas knowledge emanates from God, which we have to follow being direct creation of God. Due to lack of knowledge of Vedas nowadays, the teachings of Vedas has been oversighted and the worship of formless, omnipresent God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe has also been oversighted. In this connection, Tulsi too says----
"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 when the teachings of the Vedas are not put into practice in life and self-made teachings or the teachings of religious Gurus who are against the Vedas are being forced to be obeyed then the eternal truth and the divine merriment of the eternal worship is being put to an end.

The learned generation has been taking no interest which is further loss to the spiritualism as well as to the nation. In the ancient times, the Vedic teachings was part and parcel of education and hence atheism and disregard of the religion was not there. For example-- Shri Ram, Shri Krishana listened to Vedas in the ashram of Vasisth Muni and Rishi Sandeepan respectively. They were the princes and therefore they ruled over their kingdom so well that the public was in peace and contented. They further managed to spread the preach of Vedas all over the earth. But nowadays, our leaders are not interested in Vedas.

As are the rulers, so are the subjects. It is a fundamental law of even God that blind faith, pomp and show, unnecessary spending fun and laughing, telling the baseless stories against logics of science, in the so-called satsang will not make good result to our new generation. In addition the modern Gurus who are against the Vedas have been spending luxurious life and give teaching that money, assets and family are of no use which is totally against the Vedas.

For example--- I quote here a true incident: There was a saint, who used to go to a village and used to deliver his lectures in a big gathering. The saint was telling that there was no need of maya, assets, money in following the spiritualism and there was no need to perform havan, Yajyen as the Yajyen is only meant for the fulfillment of desire. Then my disciple put a question to the saint that Shri Gur Maharaj jee, isn't it that you come here under the pressure of your desire to gather the money and isn't it your desire to deliver lecture in a big crowd to become a public figure, be in limelight etc. Then why the pious desire of performing Yajyen which is even an order of Almighty God in Vedas, is being degraded?

On this question, the saint shouted badly and told his mother that keep your son quiet and he should not make interference in religious matters. Vedas permit to put several questions to clear the doubts and even God Himself has put questions in Vedas and has given the answers Himself to clear the doubts and promote the knowledge through questions. Its example is Bhagwad Geeta where Arjuna is putting questions and Shri Krishna Maharaj following the eternal Vedas' path is not feeling any exertion or problem to answer his questions, whereas the above quoted example of the saint who became angry and tried to suppress my disciple, is totally against the Vedas. Rigveda clearly states that truth comes out after studying Vedas and its discussion.

So there are examples of our country that our present generation has drifted away from spiritualism.

On the other hand, Vedas do not contain any fictitious stories etc., instead every Ved mantra contains knowledge and is scientifically sound.

If the generation will listen to the Vedas, they will get immense knowledge with interest because the Vedas also contain the knowledge which they have been studying in their classes. Vedas have both types of knowledge ---- worldly i.e., science, mathematics and everything taking place since the time of creation even nowadays in universe and spiritualism.

Vedas tell to get progress in both ways i.e., materialism (science, politics, agriculture, education, medical science, architecture, electronics etc.) spiritualism. Shri Ram, Shri Krishna and all ancient Raj-rishis and their public got both the knowledge because at that time there was only Vedas' preach and the present sects did not exist.

On the contrary, mostly the present preach tells one sided story that public must leave everything and should do name-jaap or should do God's worship otherwise nothing will be carried along-with you at the time of death etc., which is against the Vedas.

Suppose, Taj-Mahal and several good building and flyovers of present times, bridges etc., are being built, no doubt, these will not be carried along with anybody at the time of death but shouldn't the same be built? Vedas tell--- Yes, must be built, it is your moral duty to do so. Most of the saints say that science is nothing but they are enjoying the benefits of science. They possess luxury cars, travel by aeroplanes, speak on mikes, live in luxuries houses having all electronics gadgets and facilities--- like A.C., fridge, etc.

Vedas tell that Rishis-Munis do tapasya to build a strong nation whereas mostly present saints say that they have renounced the world and are only indulged in worship and at the same time they gather lot of money etc.

Vedas tell that there must be progress in science. So we will have to return towards Vedas again to build a strong nation. Then our coming generation will happily accept the science of Vedas.

Prem: When Hindu community of INDIA AND REST OF THE WORLD will get enlighten and stand up for themselves?
Swami Ramswarup: As I told above, the Hinduism is situated on the building of four pillars and the four pillars are ----Rigveda, Samveda, Yajurveda and Atharvaveda. The pillars are eternal and immortal. When Hindus will shift from the said building definitely they will lose eternal and immortal base and will get self-made/man-made and destructible base with the result will be finished one day. Bhagwan Ram and Krishna too, adopted the Vedic path inspite of several attacks and dangerous plans, to ruin us, Hinduism is still alive. So as soon as we will start listening, studying and adopting the preach of Vedas, we will be enlightened again and stand up for themselves. This will also serve the humanity and promote International brotherhood because Vedas are the knowledge direct from God. So as every matter of the world is meant for human-beings, so is the case of Vedas i.e., Vedas are impartially applicable for the universe.

Prem: Karunanidhi is abusing and questioning the existence of Rama. Can you please meet him & impart satbuddi to him?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, if any Minister or any gentleman arranges my meeting with Shri Karunaniddhi jee, sure I will exchange my views with him, which will be beneficial for the country even.

Pradeep: Is Hinduism is too lenient that why our politicians, Christian missionaries, Islamist mulla abuse this religion to score the goal and convert? How I can change their behaviour towards Hindus?
Swami Ramswarup: Everybody know that Hindus never try to convert anyone. This is due to the effect of eternal knowledge of Vedas. Conversion has not been promoted in any religious book. However, why Hindus accept conversion because they themselves do not know about Hinduism, which is based on four Vedas. Those who listen to Vedas, they never believe in conversion. One should follow the holy path to gain peace and long happy life. If we will follow the right path and we will do real worship then no time will be left to think about any conversion etc.

Suppose, I try to convert any person of any sect to Hindu then mainly there will be two points--- first , I have to praise my religion only and will have to degrade the other which is wrong/sin. Secondly, my said talks will promote ravages of hatred in society which will be another great sin. Why don't we respect all the religions? Please read a response to a question on Hindu religion which is 2-3 questions above you.

Pradeep: Is there is no CHANCE OF HINDU REVILISM as it was started by the ARYA SAMAJ but later stopped because the murder of SWAMI SHRADHHANAND?
Swami Ramswarup: Why not? We all must do hard job to spread the eternal knowledge of Vedas which emanates direct from God. Intimate me what type of services can you render to spread the knowledge of Vedas.

Pradeep: Bless my family that I can have such children who are dhramavijayee & can do great service for MOTHER INDIA, HINDU RELIGION propagation and world peace.
Swami Ramswarup: You must also listen Vedas and perform daily havan and must chant Gayatri mantra with its meaning. You must also learn and do practice of ashtang yoga daily while discharging all your moral duties. Then my blessings are also with you and your family to fulfill your pious said desires.

From All of Us: Bless all my Hindu brothers that they cultivate a sense of unity within themselves and with the world. Help the saints to establish the true glory of India and its original golden past.
Swami Ramswarup: In Vedas it is preached that mere blessings will do nothing until a person does hard deeds to fulfill his desires. So we all must try to listen Vedas and do havan daily. In the end we must pray to God then sure God will listen.

Narender Reddy: Shri Krishna Maharaj has followed Vedas and done pious deeds all his life, but in his court when everyone fought each other, his all 3 sons died and he went to jungle and left his body. Swamiji, as per your opinion, the one who follows Vedas will never face a problems, than what about Shri Krishna, all his family was ruined and he died in horrible way by an arrow hitting him? Swami Ramswarup: I explained already that destruction of family of Shri Krishna Maharaj was a curse by Gandhari and Shri Krishna already knew about it. Secondly Shri Krishna left his pious body at his own. When he was about to leave his body, at the same moment erroneously, the arrow of hunter hit his toe. The hunter begged excuse from Shri Krishna but in turn Shri Krishna told him that he (Shri Krishna) himself was leaving his body.

Anonymous: I am not serious about my future. I want to make more friends.
Swami Ramswarup: Why are not serious, please? You must be serious about your future. Life is short i.e., hardly up to 100 years. But problems are more. So please take guidance from anywhere else and settle yourself immediately. Your ambition to make friends does not look nice at this juncture, please. So first of all you should work hard to settle yourself then you may think other matters please.

A: You have mentioned something about the authenticity of the pitri shraadh. Upon reading your comments I believe you are saying that the shraadh and pitrapaksh rituals are wrong. Is my understanding correct? If it is then I am very confused because my younger brother passed away three years back and we did not perform any shraadh rituals or any of the ptripaksh rituals for the last 3 years. During this period, I used to get nightmares about him. Once I saw him burning and crying to me for help. This year I saw another nightmare wherein he was in extreme pain as all the bones in his body were slowly dissolving away. Incidentally, I always got these dreams during the month of shradh or pitrapaksha as it is called. I got helpless and finally conducted all his shradh rites at my father's hand on mahalaya shradh this year. Can you explain this? Thanks in advance.
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, pitri dosh, Shradh, kaal sarp yog, navgrah pooja, present astrology etc., have not been mentioned in Vedas. So are not authentic as per learned acharya, please. The dreams are mostly false. However, Vedas tell that one should do havan, listen to Vedas and chant Gayatri mantra while discharging moral duties. On this act, God is pleased and dreams get over. Otherwise feelings of the dreams start several tensions, sickness etc. One should never be worried about dreams.

It is a fundamental law of nature that death sooner or later is inevitable and we have to accept this bitter truth. It is good that one does not see the departed in dreams. According to the Atharvaeda to see the dead person in dreams, is not good. Every good deeds or services to the elderly are counted when they are alive. And not after death please. One can, however, perform holy Yajyen with Ved mantras. After leaving the dead body here, the soul takes next birth according to his deeds because the soul gets new body and under the law of God, The soul forgets his previous life so your dreams have no meaning, please i.e. the departed soul has not been feeling any trouble.

Alvin Lal:What do Vedas say about Shikar/shikari? Raja Dashrath who was considered a learned of the 4 Vedas, was a major shikari. That's how he accidentally killed Sharwan Kumar, with a shabd bhedi baand. Is Shikar permitted as per the Vedas?
Swami Ramswarup: Unnecessary hunting is a sin in Vedas. Even non-vegetarian is strictly prohibited. But when a lion, tiger becomes man- eaters or any animal destroyed the crops of a farmer then in the ancients time the kings used to hunt the animal which is totally according to Vedas i.e. why, Dashrath etc. used to hunt.

Prahlad:Havan at the time of entering new home..
Swami Ramswarup: There are unlimited names of Almighty God in Vedas based on His unlimited divine qualities. Amongst those one name of God is also agni. From "AG" dhatu agni word is made meaning of which is first and foremost. Accordingly, the universe is created afterwards but first of all God is there. So, we must always remember God by doing havan before starting any pious deed. This eternal pious act enables us to seek the blessings of Almighty God for a long, happy life. So everybody must also do havan before entering new house.

Sweta: I would like to know about the treatment of renal cyst through yoga. Can you suggest me particular yoga for the same?
Swami Ramswarup: This is totally medical case. All the medical treatment etc., originates from Vedas. Vedas tell to take medicine to treat the diseases. So please take medical advice in this matter. However, daily havan and prayer to God will sure help you to be cured at the earliest. Havan also kills number of diseases and keeps the atmosphere purified. In this matter, yoga philosophy will do nothing.

Amit Kumar: What is matter? Where did the 5 elements come from?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, five matters are as mentioned by you. These matters are made from non-alive prakriti by the power of Almighty God from prakriti - mahat (mind) from mahat - ahankar, from ahankar - panch tanmatrayein and from panch tan matrayein- five matters i.e., air, water etc., are made and from five matters entire world including human bodies is made..

Poonam Mahadev: A small Peepal tree has started growing from a hole in the wall outside my bedroom. Is it good luck? Should I replant it somewhere? Can I throw it away? What does it indicate?
Swami Ramswarup: Good luck or bad luck are made by good or bad deeds and not by any other source. So immediately uproot the tree, otherwise it may be harmful to the wall. If it can be replanted on land then it will be better.

MT: I have been sick for last three years with my legs not working. I have prayed and my wife has fasted for me. We have done Mahamrityunjay jaap of 125,000 plus daan and all. We are both religious peaceful people. Some mataji who gets devi has said that it is black magic done on him and we should go to Sarangpur Mandir in Gujarat to get rid of it. Can it be so? What more can we do to come out of this situation?
Swami Ramswarup: Mahmritunjaya jaap and daan at this juncture will not be fruitful please. However, you should do havan daily from the said mantra. It is the Yajurveda mantra 3/60 which has been named mahmritunjaya. So you may offer aahuti of the said mantra also. So, please take medical advice. Havan is worship of God and purifies the atmosphere also to destroy the previous lives' bad deeds and sins by which person feels pleasure.

Black magic, kaal sarp yog, present astrology, navgraha poojan have not been mentioned in Vedas, please. So learned acharya and their followers do not accept the same. As regard Mata, her advice is also not according to Vedas, please.

Anonymous: I am facing problems in married life. Should I go in for divorce?
Swami Ramswarup: Divorce is not good please. So, one should always try, at his level to cooperate, to settle the problems by discussion to avoid divorce. However, at a critical condition, divorce becomes necessary. So if possible you may explain the reason to get divorce, so that I can advise you properly. If it is not possible then please first try your level best to cooperate with each other to avoid divorce.

M: I am suffering from various skin problems. I have heard many times that Veda Mantras cure a disease completely without even medications. Can you please tell me some effective mantras for obtaining a flawless skin and curing all skin diseases? Also, please tell me where would I get just right original matter to read Vedas. I want to know about Vedas. But these days books have been written so any times that original text is almost found missing in every edition. What are Ved Mantras? Is Durga Beeja Mantra a Ved mantra and Mahamritunjay Mantra also a Ved Mantra? What is the difference between a Ved mantra and a normal Mantra? Several Books says that people get salvation by reading those mantras so many times. Like in Durga Saptshati, it is mentioned that if we read durga sapshati every day, we get salvation. Is it true?
Swami Ramswarup: One should do havan/Yajyen daily under guidance of a learned acharya. Several disease are cured by performing havan. However there is no mantra which cures the diseases without medicines. Vedas tell to take proper medicine under advice of medical practitioner.

I have written some Vedic books, list of which is available on the website. You are advised to read the book to enter the Vedas study.

Mahamritunjay mantra has been named of a Yajurveda mantra 3/60. Durga beej mantra is not a Ved mantra please. Ved mantras emanate direct from God at the beginning of the earth. Other than Ved mantras, the books are written by Rishi-munis, men or women or saints etc.

People may say what they want, please. However, Yog shastra sukta 1/7 states that whatever we say, it must tally with Ved mantras.

Skin diseases are generally cured through medicines, please. Atharavaveda also states some medicines but its preparation is not possible. For example the correct utilization of moonja, cow milk, to sit under sunrays and moonlight, to take sufficient water daily, use of rama, Krishna and asikni shyama herbs application of earthen clay like a paste on the body are the medicines to treat serious skin problems which restore original colour of the skin. But its preparation as well as identification of herbs in jungle is not possible nowadays. However, you can try one formula if it may be fruitful to you.

Neem powder ka formula
CHIRETTA-KIRETTA = 1gm
GYOL = 40gm
AZWAIN = 6gm
MEETHI-SOUNF = 6gm
CHHOTI-PEEPAL =3gm
NEEM-leaves =25-30 leaves.

Make the powder of all above items and take one kadchi (i.e., kadchi used to prepare dal, vegetables etc.) and boil it in one and half litres of water for five minutes. Then let it be cool and afterwards sieve it. Now take half cup of this medicine and mix it with another half cup of fresh water. Take one cup of this medicine in the morning empty stomach. It must be continued for three months. You can also do kunjal kriya but it will have to be learnt by an expert. You can also do Uttanpada asan, bhujang asan, tiddi asan. Padam asan to overcome the problem. Prannayam will also help you. But yoga path will have to be learnt by an expert yogi in presence.

Arvind: If the soul is not born then how does it come into existence? How many souls are there on this planet? Does the number of souls remain same for all time?
Swami Ramswarup: Soul, God and Prakriti are not made by anyone. These are eternal. The matter which is made is destroyed one day but God, Prakriti and souls being eternal truth, are not destroyed, but are immortal. Their existence is eternal and immortal that is why, in Vedas, these are called "SWAYAMBHU". Swayambhu means which is not made. Souls are constant in number but it's number are only known to God. You see, even in a drop of water millions of bacteria are there which are souls. In air, there are unlimited bacteria, so are in blood etc., etc. All ants, birds, animals, human-beings, mosquitoes, flies etc., cannot be counted. So counting of souls by man is not possible.

Santosh: Practising holding breath takes our soul above the AGYA chakra and helps us to know about the universe? I do meditation in the morning as long as I can do but sometimes my body starts so get heat and in my eyes I feel like the rays of sun. Briefly explain about it please.
Swami Ramswarup: Not soul but we (souls) concentrate on agya chakra. If you are meditating under the guidance of an acharya then it's ok. If heat is bearable and gives pleasure then it is also o.k. and overall then observation of light is also good.

Narender Reddy: If Kunti didn't have 4 husbands than as per history, it is been told that Karann is son of Surya, Yudishtir is son of Yama, Bheem is son of Vayu, Arjun is son of Indra and Nakul & Sahadev are sons of Madri, the second wife of Pandu. Please brief me clearly.
Swami Ramswarup: Karann was the son of a dev. In Veda, Dev is a learned Rishi-Muni, Tapasvi, learned of Vedas and yoga philosophy. Surya was a tapasvi, yogi, while Kunti was not married then she got Karann at her own will from the yogi named Surya. So, Surya cannot be considered her husband because she was not married to Surya.

Yudhishthir, Arjun, Bheem, Nakul, Sehdev were the sons of king Pandu. Kunti was married to Pandu.

Second wife of Pandu was Madri. Yudhishthir, Bheem and Arjun were the sons of of Kunti whereas Nakul and Sehdev were the sons of Madri.

Sidhinath: Who were the mother & father of shravan kumar in Satyug?
Swami Ramswarup: Parents of Shravann kumar were blind but their names are not known, please.

Raghav: I want to ask you that weather white shivling worship in home is legal, and if yes then what are the rules for worship?
Swami Ramswarup: You are free to worship please. But according to Vedas, we have to worship only one formless God. He is formless, Almighty and omnipresent. He creates, nurses and destroys the universe. He is the only lord of universe.

Dharmendra: Please tell me meaning of Shwetashwetar Upnishad 6.7-8 and tell me which mantra in Ved says God is formless?
Swami Ramswarup: Shwetashwropnishad 6/7,8 :-
(TAM) the (ISHWARANAM) glorious (PARAMAM) greater (MAHESHWARAM) most glorious i.e., the God is most glorious amongst all glorious (In Hindi = VEH ISHWARON KA PARAM MAHESHWAR HAI i.e., AISHWARYASHALIYON MEIN PARAM AISHWARYASHALI HAI) [TAM] he (DEVTANAM) amongst all dev i.e., learned of Vedas (PARAMAM) supreme (CHA) and (DAIVTAM) Dev. Supreme i.e., God is the supreme Dev amongst all devtas. Dev means he who is learned of Vedas but knowledge of all four Vedas is already within God, automatically. So, God is the supreme learned of Vedas amongst the human beings. He is (PATIM) protector and lord. (PATINAAM) amongst all protectors in human beings i.e., kings are protector of public but God is protector of kings as well. So He is protector amongst all protectors of human beings i.e., God is supreme protector. He is (PARAMAM PARASTAT) greatest (VIDAAM) know -it is to be known. [in Hindi= VEH PAREY SE PAREY HAI AISA, JANO] (DEVAM) the said God who is (BHUVAN + ISHAM) lord of all lokas (EEDDYAM) is to be praised/worshipped.

(NA TASYA KARYAM) neither deed/matter is made from God (KARNNAM CHA VIDYATE) nor God is made from any matter etc., that is why, God is eternal truth (NA TAT SAMAH) neither anybody is equivalent (CHA) and nor (ABHYADHIKAHA CHA DRISHYATE) is greater than God, is seen.

Idea: Neither deed/matter is made from God nor God is made from any matter etc., that is why, God is eternal truth. Secondly nobody is either equivalent or greater than God. (SHRUYATE) it is heard that (PARA ASYE SHAKTIHI VIVIDHA EV) His power is supreme, unlimited i.e., He is Almighty. (CHA) and (SWABHAVIKI) natural/automatic (GYAN BAL KRIYA CHA) knowledge, power and deeds i.e., divine knowledge, power and the deeds of the Almighty God are natural/automatic i.e., take place at a stipulated time automatically.

As regards, Formless God, several Ved mantras of all four Vedas describe that God is formless. I quote here only Yajurveda mantra 40/8 as under:-
(SAH) He (PARYAGAAT) everywhere (SHUKRAM) Almighty (AKAYA) i.e., He has no body and thus He is formless. (ASNAVIRAM) He is devoid of nervous system. (AVRANNAM) no hole can be made into Him.

Gowhar: Who is the ultimate supreme power whom we need to worship? I am confused which book is from God? I don't want to worship those who are themselves dependents. So what is the clear picture of god and what to follow with guarantee?
Swami Ramswarup: Knowledge of four Vedas emanates direct from God at the beginning of the earth. In Vedas, Gayatri mantra and name of God OM, have been told to be chanted. Havan from Ved mantras should also be done. Please read the articles: God is Formless and Vedas philosophy. In Vedas, there is only one formless, almighty, omnipresent, eternal God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe.

Raashee: Can u please tell if this mantra is written properly and the meaning om gang rang reeng hang shankh shivay al ravi lal?
Swami Ramswarup: It is a tantrik mantra and not Ved mantra. Present tantrik system is against the Vedas, please.

Shiv Sharma: Q1. According to our Sanatan Dharam Religion when people dies why do we perform varsi pooja every year for pitra, when we know that according to our deeds we move on and on and on and on for charasi lakh yoni. At what stage our loved ones turn into pitra yoni?
Q2. For how many days we have to provide water, til, etc. to pitra and then perform the pooja?
Q3. And in the pitra pooja why do we put out many different types of food and leave them under a tree or any other clean place for dogs or cats or birds to feed on them Please provide logistical answers.
Swami Ramswarup: (1) My blessings to you. I have several times clarified on this site that according to Yajurveda mantra 40/15, the last religious deed is daah karma (cremation) i.e., when dead body has been placed on pyre and burnt thereafter only the ashes are to be thrown in a flowing water. After that no deed is left to be done. However, Vedas tell that one should perform Yajyen. So, for the departed soul, we can only perform Yajyen every year which gives pious result and which is even the best worship of God. Next birth is totally based on our good or bad deeds as is also stated in Rigveda mantra 10/135/1 to 6. We are free to do good or bad deeds but the result is awarded by God as per Yajurveda mantra 7/48.

(2) Water, til, food etc., are not provided to the departed souls as per Vedas. You see soul is totally dependent. Soul eats with mouth, sees with eyes, listen with ears, etc., and when whole body of the departed soul has been burnt on pyre and soul has taken next birth according to deeds then how the water, til or food can be taken by the departed soul? As stated above, after cremation, no deed is left to be done.

(3) So pitr pooja is not according to Vedas. However, amongst five Yajyen -a daily Yajyen named Balivaishvadev Yajyen is performed in married life by the family. In the said Yajyen, a small portion of prepared food is placed on paper and is placed in open space where any bird/animal takes the same easily.

Dilip Apte: 1. In chapter 2 verse 20, Lord Krishna says that The Atma(Soul) is never born or dies but when comes into Existence never ceases to exist. What is the difference between being born and coming into existence?
2. According to the Hindus the Bhagwat Geeta is the holiest of all books and whatever is written in it is absolutely beyond comments. In Chapter 4 verse 13, the Lord says that he has divided the Brahmins, Kshatriyas ,Vaishyas & the Shudras according to their Virtues and Karma. Now in today's society we say that all humans are equal and nobody is above anybody, even according to the Law. Please explain the anomaly.
3. In chapter 8 verse 17 Brahmadevas day and night are quantified. How much is one thousand chaturyug in today's parlance?
4. In Chapter 9 Verse 4 &5 the Lord says that all that He has created is there within Him but he is not there in them. While in the chapter 17 verse 6, the Lord while describing the Shraddha of different personas says that the people with Asuri Buddhi who undertake penance not only give trouble to themselves but also to Him, who stays in the Antakaran of a person.
Swami Ramswarup: (1) Here atma means jeevatma i.e., soul, who faces the result of previous lives' deeds. The jeevatma (soul), is the minutest. It can be imagined that take a part of top of hair and break it into 100 parts. Then take 1 part of the 100 parts and then again break the piece into 100 parts and when one part of 100 parts is taken yet it is not equivalent to jeevatma (soul). Therefore, the soul is so minute that it can never be seen. When soul takes any body example:- human, animal or bird then symbolically it is said that the soul has come into existence. But in fact, the body comes into existence which is awarded by God to the soul according to his deeds.

Soul resides within the body as is also clear vide Rigveda mantra 1/164/20. The idea of the mantra is that within human body, both soul and God reside when soul takes body then soul becomes able to do deeds i.e., eating, smiling, going, doing Yajyen, studying to earn etc. in this way generally people say that the man is doing such work whereas soul is doing work taking assistance of organs, bodies, etc. This working of the soul is called that soul has come into existence and soul has been born or soul has taken birth. So there is no difference between being born or coming into existence. Both are one and the same thing.

(2) I have described this shloka 4/13 in my book- SHRIMAD BHAGWAD GEETA-EK VEDIC RAHASYA (in Hindi, pages 739 worth Rs. 300/-excluding postal charges ) in the book 1-6 chapters have been described in detail with proof from ved mantras. On receipt of your postal address, the book can be sent to you if you so desire. Otherwise send the E-mail, I shall explain the shloka.

Similarly, I have explained shloka 8/17 (in Hindi) 9/4,5 (in Hindi), 17/6(in Hindi) which will also be sent along with the book.

Shama: I want to know that when the soul leave the body ? After or before the dead body burnt.
Swami Ramswarup: Soul leaves the body first and then only body becomes dead.

Rajinder Chaudhry: When people make sacrifices, they seem to select a male animal/bird and not the female. Any reason for that please?
Swami Ramswarup: Opposite sex is usually regarded. Secondly, such false and sinful sacrification mostly is done by male members who favour the opposite sex by nature. Otherwise no sacrification is recommended and accepted by God in Vedas.

Rajinder Chaudhry: What is the significance of the long nose of Ganesh? Why people worship Ganesh before embarking upon a project? How could a human being can have the head of a Ganesh?
Swami Ramswarup: Such stories have been mentioned in Puranns but Vedas do not tell about the same. Vedas only tell to worship a formless God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe.

Savitri Lakhan: What is Pranic Healing? Is it a Vedic kryia?
Swami Ramswarup: Prannic healing may be described as Prannayam. There are eight parts of Ashtang yoga philosophy MENTIONED IN VEDAS which are yam, niyam, asan, prannayam, pratyahar, dharna, dhyan, Samadhi. Out of which one part is prannayam. So practice of Ashtang yoga philosophy including prannayam is meant for realization of God. However, practice of prannayam also makes health good automatically. But I do not recommend that prannayam is useful for healing the wounds etc. Vedas tell that diseases are cured from medical advices and utilization of medicines accordingly.

Pankaj Bakhru: I have several times written many unresolved problems to you and you given me lot of guidance. We face problems in life. I remember I have never done any bad deed in my life but why do problems occur?. You are requested to advise what we have to do. As I use to do havan every Sunday with gaytri mantra and whenever I got time i use to chant gaytri mantra. Please suggest any remedies regarding above problem.
Swami Ramswarup: Problems are not due to our present deeds. These are the result of our previous lives' deeds. However, real worship of God according to Vedas kills the problems. You are chanting gayatri mantra, it is very good. But you should also do havan daily both times, even with gayatri mantra. You should also do name jaap of God-OM both times. You should also try to learn yoga philosophy and do practice of asan, prannayam and meditation daily. The said worship of God will sure give you happy life. You may write to me continuously about your problems, please.

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.

Vedas are eternal and knowledge direct from God wherein such Pitr dosh, kaal sarp yog, Grah maitri dosh, nadi dosh teva 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.

October 2007

Dharmendra: Please tell me the meaning of shloka 11 in aadhay 9 in Bhagvad Geeta.
Swami Ramswarup: 9/11 Geeta shloka
(MOODAHA) ignorant people (MAAM) me (MANUSHEEM) man's (TANUM) body (AASHRITAM) holding (MUM) my (PARAM) the best/supreme (BHAVUM) natural/divine thoughts/feelings (AJAANANT) not knowing (MAAM) me (AVJAANANTI) ignore which is (BHOOTMAHESHWARAM) the best amongst all the living beings.

Idea: It is a well known fact that Shri Krishna Maharaja took birth from respected mother Devkee, his father was Vasudev jee. Vedas emanate direct from formless omnipresent God and all Vedas tell that God is "AJ EK PAAD" i.e., God does not take birth, he is immortal and unchangeable. So, Shri Krishna Maharaja can't be considered as God. However, Shri Krishna Maharaja was adorable Yogeshwar and Almighty God manifested within him. So he was equivalent to God but not God.

So in a stage of divine merriment, generally Yogi starts telling himself as God, i.e., equivalent to God. Here the idea of Shri Krishna Maharaja is that when Shri Krishna Maharaja was in his body (alive), at that time the ignorant people who did not agree with the eternal and divine Vedic views of Shri Krishna Maharaja for those Shri Krishna Maharaja states in this shloka that Oh! Arjuna! Such ignorant people are not aware of my eternal, Vedic views, so they ignore me because I am in a human-body. So they treat me as an ordinary man. Here it is to be noted that Shri Krishna Maharaja was not an ordinary man. He was supreme Yogeshwar.

Yet, people have faith in Shri Krishna Maharaja to worship him as God, it is their own belief and they may continue.

Anonymous: I am interested in a person of opposite gender but that person is not. I am facing trouble.
Swami Ramswarup: When a person is not interested in you then you must forget that person forever. However, such love in not everlasting. You've been earning member. So first you must try to earn more and more then after stipulated period, you must think to marry to a suitable girl. In this connection you must also remember that your age must be above 25 years, please.

Narender Reddy: As per Vedas, Shiv is the name of God who gives peace. But Shiva is prayed in the form of lingam (black stone) which is against Vedas. It is been also told that Shri Ram has placed the shiv lingam in Rameshwaram before leaving to Lanka. Can you tell me about the fact of lingam?
Swami Ramswarup: Rigveda mantra 1/164/46 (EKAM SADRUPA-------) states that God is one but his names based on His divine qualities are several. So, Shiv is also the name of formless, Almighty, omnipresent God. The meaning of Shiv is ---- one who is beneficial to all. So really God is creator and is nursing us giving benefit to all of us.

Because God is formless so question of Shivling does not arise. As regards worship of Shivling by Shri Ram before leaving for Lanka, the said incident has not been mentioned in Valmikee Ramayana which is an authentic Ramayana, contemporary to the period of Ram.

Dharmendra: If there was an Aeroplane in Vedic period then where is it now?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, the aeroplane did exist in Vedic period but when the Vedic culture was destroyed after Mahabharata war, the technology and the science declined. Usually it happens. You see Valmikiji has stated in Valmiki Ramayan that there was pleasant atmosphere. No one was poor, there was no person with bad intensions, anger, lust, pride etc because at that time Vedic preach was adopted by all. All had long happy life away from sickness, tension, etc., in the Kingdom of Dashrath. But now the time is totally against Treta yug. Why? Because nowadays the Vedic knowledge which emanates direct from God has been ignored and mostly the people have made their own path of worship which is mostly against the Vedas. So is the case of aeroplane and other matters please.

Dharmendra: Swamiji,swami prabhupad ek mahan sant jinhe vedo ka purn gyan hai ve sakar ishwar me yekin rakhate hai aapka mat.
Swami Ramswarup: In all four Vedas, there is not even a single word of Sakaar worship (idol worship) please. And it shall not be out of place to mention will always obey the Vedas like Swami Dayanand Saraswati and others.

Shradhanjali: What does the name Avinash mean and where did it originate from? What is the kind of temperament does this kind of people have? When they are going through a very difficult time what doe they expect from their close ones?
Swami Ramswarup: Avinash means which can not be destroyed. It is Hindi Devnagri script. All Hindi Devnagri words originate from Sanskrit. Actually name has got no concern with temperament etc.. However, as per eternal philosophy of Vedas, our Rishi- MUNIS HAVE BEEN GIVING THE NAME OF NEWLY BORN BABY AFTER 101 DAYS BY PERFORMING Naam Karan Sanskar. So with the new sanskar, the grown up baby had some affect of his name given by the Rishi from Vedas. Otherwise men or women have their own karmas effect where name has got no concern. You see, there is a name- Kaudimal which means he is the poorest but he/they may be multimillionaire persons. There are names like "Shanti Devi" but the name holders may be cruel and its examples are seen in the world.

Shradhanjali : Could you kindly tell where the name Shradhanjali originated from and what it means?
Swami Ramswarup: Shradha means faith on truth. Anjali means a handful.

Pradeep: Why you don't come to Middle east and hard core Christian countries who are hell bent to destroy your country's identity?
Swami Ramswarup: Country is only destroyed when its culture is destroyed. Regarding destruction of country, we will have to see if internal brothers and sisters are maintaining eternal culture of Vedas, shastras etc. and they discharge their moral duties with hard working and faith. If they are strong then naturally nation is strong and outside attack if any would go in vain, please. then their will be a benefit to go outside to promote International brotherhood.

Pradeep: Can you tell your message of sat gyan to CHURCH FUNDED Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya, etc. and terrorist organizations?
Swami Ramswarup: Any offer to go outside to spread Vedas' truth will sure be considered sincerely.

Prem: How you can say all religion teach love to each other? Islam only cares about Muslims welfare & peace between themselves but with other it impose second class citizenship, barbarism to accept Islam. Christian are creating false atmosphere of heaven and hell to save the heathen, destroying the whole social fabric of INDIANS AND ASIAN COUNTRIES.
Swami Ramswarup: The main preach of each holy book is based on Two matters-1.God is one and 2.Live and let live, spreading brotherhood allover the world.

The said preach must be followed then their will be no problem. Preaches are several but nowadays, it is not possible to seek a true saint who has realized God. You see, God is one and He loves all. Either believer or atheist. Yes, in turn He awards the result of the deeds of the people- good or bad. But He treats the universe equally in the matter of nursing. Suppose the said formless, Almighty God who nurses the universe is realized by anybody, naturally, He (the one who realized God) will love the people as God loves the people. Then there will be no chance of hatred, war etc.

Arya Samaj Chicago: Namaste Swamiji the following questions were asked by our Arya Samaj children in Chicago. Please answer in simple detail for them. (ages 11 to 18). Who created God?
Swami Ramswarup: Yajurveda mantra 2/26 states that God is 'Swayambhu'. Swayambhu means who is not made by anybody and from whom nothing is made. He is eternal. So God is not created by anybody and nothing is created from God. God has no mother, father etc., but actually God creates, nurses and destroys the universe therefore He is our true father/mother. He looks after us properly. This is a law that if a matter is made then sure it will be destroyed one day therefore God is eternal and is never destroyed.

Arya Samaj Chicago: 2. Why people suffer so much or die very brutally when we say God is merciful?
Swami Ramswarup: God is merciful that is why He created the universe and according to deeds God gives us human body to attain salvation. Actually His mercy is showered upon us in the shape of knowledge of four Vedas without which nobody can be a learned and happy. But His mercy is never showered on those who do sins, bad deeds etc. God has unlimited names based on His divine qualities. One name of God is also "Rudra". Rudra means He makes people to cry/weep when He gives punishment to face the sins etc. So death and birth, pleasure and sorrows etc., are due to the result of our previous lives' deeds please. One thing more that God never forgives those who commit sins, until we take full shelter of eternal knowledge of Vedas.

Arya Samaj Chicago: 3. If we have to live by the results of our karma then why should we pray?
Swami Ramswarup: Not only pray but to worship the God properly, one has to listen the Vedas and other holy books to pray, to praise and to worship God. So prayer, praise and worship all are required at a time to be performed by which we become able to love with God and follow the true path. Thus, we become able to do pious deeds, pray, praise, worship, name-jaap of God, holy Yajyen and practice of ashtang yoga while discharging all our moral duties with the result we destroy our sins and get long happy life. Nobody wants sorrows. So to obliterate the sorrows and to get the pleasure, the above said worship is required, please.

Subramani: Importance of Drishti in Ashtanga Yoga while doing Suyra Namaskar or vinaysa. What is the use of keeping Drishti (looking at Thumb, between eyes?) Does it improve concentration and eyesight?
Swami Ramswarup: In this connection, I would again advise you to first please study my books on Yoga. I'm sure books shall clear your doubts. However, drishti on thumb is not required in ashtang yoga philosophy.

Deepak Bhai: I got your books thanks. I wanted to know one guruji name Rampalji Maharaj from Karontha Haryana is saying that kaal talked in Krishna body while he was saying Bhagwad Geeta and prakarti gave birth to Brahma Vishnu Mahesh from Kaal and Kabir is Parmatma who through out Kaal from Satylok so we should not do any Ved mantra, Bhagwat Geeta mantra havan cause that all goes to Kaal or Brahma Vishnu Mahesh. So we should take mantra from him which Kabir started to give and his shishy parampara has started to give that mantra and now guruji is giving can you tell me what to do? As few more persons are very confused that what to do..
Swami Ramswarup: Shri Krishna Maharaj was a Yogeshwar and was equivalent to God. So it is not possible that kaal entered his body. Secondly, death is a bitter truth and is inevitable. Prakriti is non-alive matter. So how can Prakriti itself give birth to anybody else? Prakriti is not God. So Prakriti cannot give birth. Sant Kabir was born and he took Deeksha from Ramanandjee. First he was an ordinary man. Then he after taking Deeksha and doing name-jaap of God became a saint. However, Almighty, omnipresent and formless God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe never takes birth. Knowledge of Vedas emanates direct from God and Brahma in the ancient time got the knowledge of Vedas from four ancient rishis, at the time of beginning of earth. Vedas were followed by Shri Ram, Shri Krishna, all rishis, Raj-rishis and their public. God has stated in Vedas--- that all human beings must listen Vedas and must do daily Yajyen with Ved mantras. So now we have to think, whether we should obey Almighty God or ordinary man.

Chetan Kumar Gossai: I have no formal guru. My father is a trained purohit however not physically practicing. I don't ask him too many questions as he's not supposed to be my Guru. I do pujas daily and havan now sometimes. Will my efforts and prayers be fruitless if I have no Guru diksha? I learn by myself and say Guru Bramha Guru Vishnu Guru Devo Maheshwara.... before my nitya pujas
Swami Ramswarup: First Guru of a person is mother then spiritual Guru is necessary. When we look into the past history of Satyug, Treta and Dwapur where the knowledge of Vedas was put into practice by all human beings. Those people were living together as a family. There were no ravages of hatred, corruption, injustice, etc. The study of Vedas reveals that only two dignitaries right from the beginning of the earth till its final destruction, will be our true relatives. First is Almighty God and the second is the acharya, who is philosopher of Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy and thus who has controlled his five senses, five perceptions and mind. Nowadays people have been misled from the eternal knowledge of Vedas and in-spite of man-made worship, corruption, blind faith, tension, diseases, injustice etc., are increasing. So, it is a proof that the knowledge of Vedas unites. For-example your views that children should serve the parents are one sided and even (please don't mind) are full of selfishness. Every parent wants that children must serve them but the parents must also look into their past that whether they themselves served their parents to the extent that their parents were/are totally satisfied with their service. Secondly Vedas tell to perform holy Yajyen. The meaning of Yajyen is to serve mother, father, atithi (who has at least knowledge of one Veda), acharya, Who gives full knowledge of divine Vedas to make long happy life and to get final liberation. Fifth dignitary is almighty God. Vedas emanates direct from God so the worship of God is only to follow the preach of Vedas which is being over-sighted. So the saying that, Children must serve parents and it will be the real worship, is not complete, saying i.e., why to know the complete knowledge we will have to follow the preach of Vedas and Vedas give complete knowledge which must be made a saying that "all must serve good parents, atithi, acharya and Almighty God" as stated above.

Mother, father may be indulged in illusion and may not be good like Hirannyakashyap, Kaikayee etc., That is why Vedas tell to serve the good parents and it is the duty of parents to be good first by serving above said five alive devtas. They should also listen Vedas for perfect knowledge. Your views to serve only God will be against Vedas, because God in Vedas does not tell to serve God alone. The worship starts from home for which one should listen Vedas and must chant Gayatri mantra both times and must do havan with gayatri mantra daily. Almighty God is like our father because He only nurses us by providing with all the goods of the universe. But parents give us birth and look after under the eternal administrative system of God. So the birth from parents is considered not good being outcome of sensual union mostly. But when a person takes Deeksha from an acharya who is philosopher of Vedas and ashtang yoga, then the person is called Dwij, i.e., the person has taken second pious birth by which his first birth has also been counted as pious. Now, the person has his spiritual father i.e., his acharya, then only the person knows real pious deeds and the real religion. I would like to tell you to read some of my Hindi and English books to gain Vedic knowledge and to enter Vedas' knowledge.

So, a spiritual Guru is necessary otherwise one has to face result of his good/bad deeds. If salvation is required then spiritual Guru who knows Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy is required.

Harish Arya: How much time a medical student should sleep? How can we improve our memory power?
Swami Ramswarup: Six hours sound sleep in the night is sufficient for a student. Daily morning walk and light exercises and practice of asan, pranayaam and meditation makes memory sharp.

Anonymous: I am not getting sanctions from government..
Swami Ramswarup: To give sanction is an official deal. It is our bad luck that the official work is usually slow. Better if you dig out the case by making contact from your parents etc. You should also send reminders to office to give sanction at the earliest. I will advise you to chant Gayatri mantra daily both times and pray to God.

Narender Reddy: Please tell me the birth secret of Balram and Shri Krishna. Is it true that Balram was moved from womb of Devaki to Vasudev another wife's womb?
Swami Ramswarup: No please, Balram was not son of Devakee. Shri Krishna, was son of Vaasudev and Devakee Mata.

Narender Reddy: Why did kunti had 6 husbands and a son from each husband. Please explain me clearly.
Swami Ramswarup: Kunti was wife of Pandu. Pandu was only her husband and none else, please.

Deen: I have read your book on Brahmcharya. I think it is essential to be read and implemented in life of everyone. In the book, it is mentioned that Swami Dayanand has said that eating 'jootha' of someone promotes rift and enmity with people. Should we not eat 'jootha' of a rishi? Usually food is served to rishi first with respect but a lot of times disciples eat the leftovers from plate, out of love, as prasad.
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, jootha (refuse leaving) must not be served, please.

Deen: Following Vedic dharma promotes long life for self and family. How did Sri Krishna's family get wiped out even though he followed the path of Vedas in every bit of his life?
Swami Ramswarup: No doubt, that study of Vedas and performing of holy Yajyen awards long, happy life. But first of all the condition of Samveda and other Vedas are to be fulfilled. For-example, Samveda states that in ekagra vritti (with full concentrtation) aahuti must be offered along-with the pious love like a cow who likes her calf. So there are so many examples in Vedas to offer aahtui ib bedi which are to be fulfilled.

Secondly, if we one does holy havan/Yajyen daily yet he does not give full respect and services to a learned acharya of Vedas and even he has some doubt then the Yajyen/havan will not help him. However, the case of family of Yogeshwar Shri Krishna Maharaj jee is of separate type. There is one story of Mahabharta that son of Shri Krishna made spending fun of Rishi and Rishi gave the curse (shraap).

Secondly, in Striparv of Mahabharta Gandharee has cursed Shri Krishna that the family of Shri Krishna will be destroyed. So curse of a Rishi and a faithful, virtuous (Pativrata) wife never goes in vain. In addition it is also surprising that Yogeashwar Shri Krishna Maharaj in turn said to Gandharee that O! Gandharee I already know that this fate is to be met by my family and you are only saying what is to happen already. Shri Krishna added that there is no doubt about the destruction of Yadavas.

Siddarajamma: I have one severe problem. Please tell the reason and how it would be solved. I have two sons. Both are having same medical problem, same educational problems. We are having very good beliefs in our religion, god, elders and as well as our surroundings. We are performing all poojas and other religious customs sincerely. But till today we are not getting rid by these problems. Please guide us how to come over these problems.
Swami Ramswarup: As said in Yajurveda mantra 7/48 that human beings are free to do good or bad deeds but result of the deeds in the shape of happiness and sorrows etc., is awarded by Almighty God. So problems are only due to the result of previous lives' deeds, please. The present human life has an extraordinary chance by which we can destroy all our previous bad deeds which will then not be faced in the life. The chance is only availed by following the eternal path of Vedas. Vedas state that one should work hard and simultaneously must worship God according to Vedas because God helps those who help themselves. So your hardwork to look after your sons in the matter of providing best medical facilities and simultaneously worship of God according to Vedas will be helpful to you, please in getting rid from diseases.

According to Vedas, your family must chant daily Gayatri mantra. In addition, name-jaap of God i.e., "OM" should be done daily, both times, havan from Gayatri mantra must be performed daily. Please also try to listen Vedas from any learned acharya. I think God will sure help you.

Deen: Will our nation ever return on path of Vedas like in Satyug? What can we do to help?
Swami Ramswarup: Though this matter has become a diseases like cancer yet scientists are also after the solution. So we must also work hard, day and night, to spread the knowledge of Vedas, to again make our country healthy, wealthy and wise.

Des Raj Chhabra:What Sanskara (s) is/are to be performed when a person dies? When and how the asthies are to be disposed of?
Swami Ramswarup: As stated in Yajurveda mantra 7/48 a person (soul) is free to do good or pious deeds but result is awarded by Almighty God in the shape of happiness and sorrows respectively. In this matter Rigveda mandal 10 sukta 135 mantra 1,2 states that all human beings take birth to face the result of previous good or bad deeds and good or bad deeds done in present birth will be faced in the next births.

So according to his deeds when the death of a person in human body occurs then "ANTYESHTI KARMA" is to be done. It is not "ANTYESHTI SANSKAR". Because when soul leaves the body then no sanskar is achieved by the soul. Soul only makes sanskar in the human body while doing deeds. So the dead body is placed on the pyre for cremation and the said action is a deed and not sanskar.

Antyeshti karma (deed) is the last deed of the body. It is called "Narmedh , purush medh and dah karma yaj". In this connection Yajurveda mantra 40/15 clearly states-" VAYURANALIM MRITMATHEDAM BHASMANTAM SHAREERAM" i.e., air named DHANANJAYA holds "Anilam" i.e., the minutest air , and the minutest air holds, 'AMRITAM' i.e.,immortal matter. Therefore "IDAM SHREERAM" i.e., dead body "BHASMANTAM" is to be burnt at last. So the mantra tells that the dead body is finally burnt on pyre and thereafter there is no deed/sanskar left to be done for the dead body or for the soul who left the dead body. This is the order of God which must be obeyed by all human beings.

So those who do Shradh etc after the death is against the Vedas because soul after thirteen days takes new body according to good or bad deeds and is nursed in womb of mother. The said soul had left his body which is burnt, soul is dependent so soul cannot do any deed, can't see, eat, listen etc., without organs. so how the soul will consume, take the food of Shradh?

According to Yajurveda mantra 39/1 when a person is dead then the dead body must be placed on well-made wooden pyre (bedi).The dead body must be provided with woods over it also then camphor etc., must also be placed on pyre then fire must be ignited in the pyre. Then the mantra of 39th chapter of Yajurveda must be recited and on every mantra, aahuti of havan samigri and desi ghee (equivalent to weight of dead body should be already arranged) must be offered. Aahuti of ghee must be given from a spoon bound to long bamboo sticks which keep the person away from burning fire.

The ashes must either be placed inside the pit dug on the banks of river or must be thrown in flowing river.

Hemant: Can you please explain me in detail how is Trikaal Sandhya performed as per Vedas? Please explain me the meaning of Gananan twa, I have heard this being a vaidok mantra, in which Veda it is explained, Please explain.
Swami Ramswarup: Sandhya means to concentrate well/meditate well to worship God. So when an aspirant does stuti (praise) Upasna (worship) and prarthana (prayer) while chanting Ved mantras, he should concentrate fully on each Ved mantra. In Vedas some mantras will be described being the divine qualities of Almighty God which is called stuti. In some mantras there will be a prayer addressed to God which is called prarthana and in some there will be way of meditation being described which is called upasana. In Vedas like Samveda mantra 14 Sandhya must be performed in the morning as well as in the evening. However, if somebody has no time then he can perform Yajna in afternoon or at night but mostly Sandhya is performed both times i.e., in the morning and evening. So, according to Vedas there is no trikaal Sandhya but simply Sandhya word is there.

In Rigveda mantra 2/23/1 there is a word, "GANNANAAM TWA GANNPATIM HAVAMAHE". In the mantra Gannanam means who is Supreme, amongst all the matters of universe, i.e., God and Gannapatim means he who is Supreme Lord of the matters of the universe i.e., God , "TWA" means you i.e., God, HAVAMAHE means accept that is accept for worship.

Idea of the mantra is --- one should always worship the God who is Supreme commander of the universe, who is omniscient and Almighty.

Hemant: In each & every house there is a temple the place where the temple is to be kept & in which direction. Please do explain as stated in Vedas.
Swami Ramswarup: In Vedas, provision of Yaj-shala have been mentioned and not of temple, please, because Vedas tell for worship of formless, omnipresent, Almighty God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe, He never takes birth/avtar.

Authentic, i.e., true proof of qualities of Almighty God is only available in four Vedas wherein it is stated in the Yajurveda mantra 32/3 that, "NA TASYA PRATIMA ASTI" means there is no shape or statue of Almighty God. He being omnipresent and in mantra 31/2, it is stated that only one God is there who creates, nurses and destroys the universe and after destroying again creates and so on. Thus at that time the necessity of temple was not deemed fit.

God needs no assistance. The Upanishad says--- "TAD SRISHTA TADNU PRAVISHT" means God created universe and entered therein. So He is everywhere and omnipresent. To realize God, chapter 7 of Yajurveda and other three Vedas clearly says that Yajyen, study of Vedas and holy books and especially ashtang yoga practice is required in family while discharging the duties. For this very purpose a real spiritual master, i.e., philosopher of four Vedas and ashtang yoga (practically) is basically required. During this materialistic period this traditional task has been ear-marked tough by saints and public under influence of so called saints. For-example, Tulsi says in Ramayana "DWIJ SHRUTI BECHAK" i.e., present Gurus have sold Vedas, means they never study Vedas and know nothing about Vedas and yoga. In next he says "SHRUTI BIRODH RAT SAB NAR NARI" means men, women and their children have been taken bold step against the Vedas.

There are so many chopayees (couplets) in every kand of the Ramayana giving knowledge of the Vedas and yoga, but it is a blow to our traditional culture of Vedas that mostly present saints or katha-vachaks avoid its explanation to the public for one or the other reason.

You see if there is no sun then there is no light. This is fundamental law. Similarly if there is no knowledge of the Vedas, there will be no wisdom about matter, soul, Almighty God and difference between the qualities of said true matters.

Up to the time of the Mahabharata there was no temple. Thereafter the knowledge of the Vedas decreased and between two to three thousands years the temples have been made. It is also true that the Vedas knowledge is also available in Valmikee Ramayana, which is the first holy book on the earth written about one crore eighty lakhs years ago. Secondly the Mahabharata and the Bhagwad Geeta (an extract of Bhisham Parva of Mahabharata) thereof, six shastras, the Upanishads and other holy books related to the Vedas, like Shatpath Brahmin Granth etc. But the problem is this that description, comments and explanation has been based mostly on sects or on self-made views of some of the present saints whereas the said books written by ancient rishis (and not by saints because at that time there were only rishis, munis and ashtang yogis available who were philosophers of Vedas and no other holy books of present time were written) are totally based on Vedas and not based on present sects.

So the reason for the existence of temples is only due to decrease in knowledge of Vedas for about three thousands years because before this period there was no temple i.e., since the time of creation i.e., for more than one Arab and 96 crores years. Temple provision is only in the sects and not in the Vedas and above said holy books.

Hemant: During special times of a woman what should be done and what should be avoided. How she can worship the almighty during this period (smaran & stavan being the only way from my point). Please explain in detail is this rule applicable to her husband also when she is in this period. Is this rule applicable according to Vedas?
Swami Ramswarup: She should not enter the kitchen, avoid hard working. Mostly she should take rest. She must be completely separate from her husband but she shouldn't stop havan/worship.

Hemant: The one who believes in one and only one almighty God from my point there is no need of bhaiya upchara (all sort of upcharas offered to God in sagun form) the almighty God being nirgun the only way from my point of view is nitya stavan & smran. My question is I think this is enough for a sadhak to achieve salvation (moksha). Please explain is this appropriate but I cannot smar him always I try my level best & request him to help me in his smaran, than also there are lot of destruction which come in my way & obstruct my mind. Please suggest some appropriate measures. There are a lot of things which are mentioned and carried out which are according to shastras. Is these rule or niyams to be followed or shudh nirmal bhav is more than enough for the Almighty God to be praised?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, Vedas tell to worship formless Almighty God who is omnipresent, omniscient, who creates, nurses and destroys the universe.

Daily name-jaap of God according to Vedas along with Yajyen/havan and practice of ashtang yoga under guidance of Vedic acharya must be done because the said pious deeds are mentioned in the Vedas. Name-jaap (smrann) must be done both times in the morning as well as in the evening for which guidance of acharya is necessary. Whole time name smrann is not necessary but practice of both times i.e., morning and evening must be continued first.

To purify the body one must take daily bath and wear always clean clothes. And to make the heart, mind intellect pure, the above said worship is necessary. Merely saying that 'I am pure' is totally against the Vedas. Purity is the always the result of tapsya. You're advised to read some of my Vedic books like--- VEDIC SATSANG SANGRAH in Hindi and VEDAS-A DIVINE LIGHT in English which will give you immense knowledge, please. Books can be sent on receipt of your postal address.

Alvin Lal: Purans. Being stories, are the stories based on facts, i.e. actual events that happened or are they a part of someone's imagination? i.e. fiction.
Swami Ramswarup: Facts/truth are always tallied with Vedas as said in Yog -shastra sutra 1/7. Vedas are our self-proof being divine knowledge which emanates direct from God. Secondly, science and logical discussion also prove the truth. Now I state here a story of Purann, please. First of all see Yajurveda mantra 32/6 , "YEN DYAU RUGRA PRITHIVI CHA DRIDHA" The meaning and idea of the said mantra is that the earth is rotating and God holds it with the result, the earth for the last about one Arab, 96 crores, 8 lakhs and 53 thousands and 108 years is functioning well and is rotating in space without any other assistance. Mantra states that the earth has been well held by God i.e., under the control and administration of the God, the earth rotates.

Now, the story of Purann tells that a devil named Hirannyakasha captured the whole earth turning it like a mat. Then he slept keeping the earth under his head like a pillow. Now, Vishnu took avtar of boar and the boar (varaha) then snatched the earth and took it into his mouth. Then a fight ensued between boar and the devil Hirannyakasha. In the end, the boar killed the devil. Now, we have to discuss on the said point that when an Almighty God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe and nobody can even be equivalent to the Almighty God and when the Almighty God has held the earth and has been nursing well then how a devil Hirannyakasha dare to capture the earth and when the earth had been captured then on which earth the feet and rest of the body of the devil was resting and can the earth be turned into a mat?

So, please you yourself think whether the said story be considered true or not. Secondly, as per Yajurveda mantra 1/5 and Rigveda mantra 3/56/1 the fundamental law of nature is unchangeable. So nobody can capture the earth and God can not take avtar, under the firm and unchangeable law of Vedas.

Alvin Lal: Are there any parts of the Vedas that can be learnt from these purans?
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas are to be learnt only under the guidance of a learned acharya who has studied and knows all Vedas. Vedas can not be learnt from Puranns as stated by you.

Hemant: I truly believe that in this world no actual relation with anybody except the creator (almighty) who has created us but in this present stage each & every child is thought to serve his parents they say that the service to parents is service to God is this right when the almighty is the creator only than he is my parent (mother, father and all relation are bound to him) so I think this is the only actual or truth relation from my point of view. Here I am not disregarding the ones who have given me birth I have my duties towards them surely but almighty god is my mother only.this is the stage where sometimes I have to think about pls explain me what actually would be the truth according to the Vedas which are actually originated by almighty and contains only truth specified.
2) What exactly should be done is this case because there are 2 ways leading ahead & I have to choose one please help me in selecting one way which would be the most appropriate from your point of view the two ways are 1) the way which leads to karma & dharma (devoting full life for karma & dharma.) 2)the other way leading to vikarma & being away from contact, sensation, samsara & devoting full life to almighty Concentrating on almighty, Meditate on almighty, and lastly with his wish Realizing almighty. So pls suggest me which would be the best option for me. From my point of view I would adopt 2 way but here a query arises that what have I done for my dharma? Am I selfish? Selecting second way which leads to only my & my progress.or can I think that atma or jiv has nothing to do with dharma or karma he has only his way to reach almighty. Pls reply to query.
Swami Ramswarup: When we look into the past history of Satyug, Treta and Dwapur where the knowledge of Vedas was put into practice by all human beings. Those people were living together as a family. There were no ravages of hatred, corruption, injustice, etc. The study of Vedas reveals that only two dignitaries right from the beginning of the earth till its final destruction, will be our true relatives. First is Almighty God and the second is the acharya, who is philosopher of Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy and thus who has controlled his five senses, five perceptions and mind. Nowadays people have been misled from the eternal knowledge of Vedas and in-spite of man-made worship, corruption, blind faith, tension, diseases, injustice etc., are increasing. So, it is a proof that the knowledge of Vedas unites. For-example your views that children should serve the parents are one sided and even (please don't mind) are full of selfishness. Every parent wants that children must serve them but the parents must also look into their past that whether they themselves served their parents to the extent that their parents were/are totally satisfied with their service. Secondly Vedas tell to perform holy Yajyen. The meaning of Yajyen is to serve mother, father, atithi (who has at least knowledge of one Veda), acharya, Who gives full knowledge of divine Vedas to make long happy life and to get final liberation. Fifth dignitary is almighty God. Vedas emanates direct from God so the worship of God is only to follow the preach of Vedas which is being over-sighted. So the saying that, Children must serve parents and it will be the real worship, is not complete, saying i.e., why to know the complete knowledge we will have to follow the preach of Vedas and Vedas give complete knowledge which must be made a saying that " all must serve good parents, atithi, acharya and Almighty God" as stated above.

Mother, father may be indulged in illusion and may not be good like Hirannyakashyap, Kaikayee etc., That is why Vedas tell to serve the good parents and it is the duty of parents to be good first by serving above said five alive devtas. They should also listen Vedas for perfect knowledge. Your views to serve only God will be against Vedas, because God in Vedas does not tell to serve God alone. The worship starts from home for which one should listen Vedas and must chant Gayatri mantra both times and must do havan with gayatri mantra daily. Almighty God is like our father because He only nurses us by providing with all the goods of the universe. But parents give us birth and look after under the eternal administrative system of God. So the birth from parents is considered not good being outcome of sensual union mostly. But when a person takes Deeksha from an acharya who is philosopher of Vedas and ashtang yoga, then the person is called Dwij, i.e., the person has taken second pious birth by which his first birth has also been counted as pious. Now, the person has his spiritual father i.e., his acharya, then only the person knows real pious deeds and the real religion. I would like to tell you to read some of my Hindi and English books to gain Vedic knowledge and to enter Vedas' knowledge.

So the soul (atma) as said in Yajurveda mantra 40/2 should follow the Vedic spiritual path while discharging all moral duties.

AG: I want my self in yours sharan before coming to you plese tell me what should I do to join as yours desiple I want to shave my head and keep shikha plese tell how is it possible who will help me doing this job. When can I see you, where to see you?
Swami Ramswarup: Your views are highly appreciated, so please send the information about your age and occupation. I mean to say if you're independent, then you're welcome any time, here. And if you're dependent on your parents then acceptance of your parents is first required.

Joe Brooke:I sincerely wish to find out all about the benefits of listening to a "Vishnu Sahasranam" CD which contains the 1,000 names of Vishnu. I know I had purchased such CD from the TM Center, and have already contacted them for info about it from them. What is the most specific benenfits of listening to the Vishnu Sahasranam 1000 names of Vishnu
Swami Ramswarup: As said in Rigveda mantra 1/164/46, God is one but his names are unlimited based on His unlimited qualities and powers. So according to Vedas Vishnu is also the name of formless and Almighty God. The meaning of Vishnu is omnipresent. So based on omnipresent, divine qualities, the name of Almighty God is also Vishnu. So to know the qualities of God and the benefit of listening ved mantras and names of God, one should study Vedas from a learned acharya. As regards benefit of listening of Vishnu Sahasranam, I am not aware of the same as it is not mentioned in Vedas, please.

Harish Arya: What is benefit of awakening early in the morning and sleep early in the night? What is physiology behind it? And how can i get your free book of brahamcharya?
Swami Ramswarup: Benefit of awakening early in the morning and going to sleep early at night are also mentioned in Brahamcharya book, please study the book and then you may put question, if any. Book can be sent on receipt of your postal address.

Anonymous: I will like you to study scientific miracles and tell me your opinion.
Swami Ramswarup: To learn the science subject is really appreciated by even Vedas because all science originates from Vedas. But as far as miracle is concerned, it is against the Vedas, please. However, Yogi attains siddhis after studying Vedas, doing Yajyen and hard practice of ashtang yoga philosophy but he never tells about any miracle. Our motto is to realize God and not to describe about any miracles etc.

Mumbai: Swamiji, what do our Vedas, Upanishads and Purans say about the Vedic Rituals that Hindus, Hindu Brahmins, in particular have to do in their lifetime. Also please enlighten me about what Vedas say about Solah Sanskars. Pranams.
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas are not only for Hindus or Hindu Brahmins. God has created the universe in which four Vedas are included as whole matter like sun, moon, air, earth, water, fire, vegetation etc., are applicable and useful for all living beings, so are the Vedas please. According to Yajurveda mantra 31/11 he is the Brahminn who performs daily Yajna/havan, studies Vedas, has control over his five senses, five perceptions and mind, does practice of ashtang yoga philosophy daily, has realized God and preaches Vedas. He is kshatriye who protects the nation, he is vaishye who has full control over business and thus provides services to human beings to distribute the good without favourism etc.

He is the shudra who couldn't get education and thus serves all others faithfully. So as per Vedas, caste is not by birth but by deeds, please.

Ajit: I believe that the human race is coming to an end very soon. There are reasons for it like the speed of dvelopment of destruction of environment is higest in the history of EARTH. The global warming is taking its toll. The digital revolution has added much speed to this act of destruction. Swamiji, i hope you understand what I am poiting to. How this binary magic happend in the present time? Why the development or events are perfectly sequensed like from steam engine to electric engine and so on? Why not the binary magic happend at the time of ARYA BHATT? Why this time? Why we think in sync with such chronology? Why donot we retreat to past activities? This ia very much possible we may travel without body in years to come. We can communicate to each other without cellphones. Whos is giving us the ideas and timing it? Are we degrading?
Swami Ramswarup: The creation, nursing, destruction of the universe is eternal and natural at a stipulated time. So the destruction of the universe will take about more than one arab years, please. However, due to not worshipping God according to eternal knowledge of Vedas and not discharging duties according to Vedas, people will be facing more and more trouble day by day. The diseases, tensions, problems, corruption, blind-faith, insult to women, injustice etc., etc., will not remain in the control of human beings. Unnatural death will increase. So the people will have to live in dangerous situation like a small bird which has come before the hawk and she is trembling with fear. So this situation will be more dangerous and painful than destruction. The binary magic quoted by you is a case to be indulged in illusion by the people due to not following the preach of Vedas, please. Such perfect sequence etc., as quoted by you shows the greedy mind of the man who is only after the materialistic benefits, assets, pomp and show etc., avoiding Almighty, omnipresent God who has blessed us with human body for worshipping Him while discharging all our moral duties like Shri Ram, Mata Sita and several other rishis, Raj-rishis and public of ancient times, following the preach of Vedas. No magic could happen as the same is not mentioned in Vedas. Vedas tell about hard working towards right path of Vedas to get long happy life.

There is no change is ever-seen in the matter of creation, nursing and destruction, hunger, thirst, birth and death etc., since the time of creation. However, we people change our mind, thoughts etc., and we start saying that we are changing ourselves with the time. In this connection beautiful sutra had been quoted by Kapil Muni Samkhya Shastra,(6/41) "KARAM VAICHITRYAAT SRISHTIVAICHITRYAM" its meaning is that human beings do surprising deeds at their own and by mistake we think that the world is astonishing. Otherwise, if human beings are ready to discharge their duties according to Vedas, we will be back in ancient times of Satyug, Treta, Dwapur etc., where peace was maintained everywhere. There were no ravages of hatred amongst human beings. We are souls and not bodies. Soul is always dependent, how can soul move without body, can the soul see anything without eyes? Communication can be made by replacing cell-phones but not without any technology. We are ourselves giving ourselves the ideas and we are timing it after over-sighting the Vedas. For-example---- who gave the idea of making hydrogen bomb and dropping it at Hiroshima. Answer is human beings. Yes definitely when a student will not be able to get high education definitely he is degrading himself with his own sins.

Alvin Lal: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Purans being stories and being against the Vedas are not the truth,as you stated previously. However my questions are: a) What is the origin of the Puran's, Shiv Puran, Vishnu puran...etc...?
b) who were the authors, how did they come about in originating this stories?
c) Being stories, are the stories based on facts, i.e. actual events that happened or are they a part of someone's imagination? i.e. fiction.
d) Are there any parts of the Vedas, that can be learnt from these purans?
Swami Ramswarup: About Puranns, I have clarified that those who believe in Puranns may go ahead. However, study of Vedas which emanates direct from God reveals that the matter of Puranns is against the Vedas.

Purann's chapter is lengthy one, please. In a ancient hand written book Himadri of the time of King Bhoj, it is written that Bhagwad Purann has been written by Bopedev. So, the aspirants must search out the fact too and based on the above quoted book, learned of Vedas accept that Purann has been written by Bopedev. Puranns as a whole are not according to Vedas because the writer would have been ignorant about the eternal knowledge of Vedas which emanates direct from Almighty God in the beginning of the earth, at the time of creation. However, those who have faith in Puranns may continue. But the learned of Vedas do not consider the Puranns as an authentic book. People follow the Purann then it is their own wish. However, who starts study of Vedas, he leaves the Purann and concentrates himself in the knowledge of Vedas only.

Shama: Swamiji, does sole experience any sort of pain at the time of departure/death, can it see, can it feal the fealings of relatives or when time comes it immediately goes to its destination without lingering around body , who show him his path for 13 day. During these 13 days does sole remember all his janam? During these 13 day of his journey are the relatives supose to perform any Yajay or puja? In Manusmriti page 104 it is written that students use to remove there hairs because hair restrict the inteligence level. What about girls though they were studing Vedas in gurukul they were not supposed to remove hairs also they were not suppose to ask Bhiksha also not supose to go in jungle and bring some pieces of woods. Swamiji I highly admire the gurukul system in Vedic age. Today our children are not in safe hands even if we switch to gurukul system. From where we are going to bring those learned rrushis and all that knowledge which we already lost in process of time?
Swami Ramswarup: God Himself is the protector of soul under whose eternal system, the soul leaves body. Yes, not only at the time of death but soul starts feeling more and more pain, tensions, sickness, sorrows etc., when the age of human-body starts getting old day by day. The leaving time is not known by anyone but if soul leaves the body amongst relatives then some souls are aware of the relatives then some souls are aware of the relatives being in sense and some being in unconsciousness, coma etc., then soul does not know.

About his relatives, etc. Soul leaves the body under the full control of Almighty God. Just after leaving the body or in a stage of unconsciousness within body, soul does not know about relations, births etc., because the soul remains in Sushupt stage i.e., like in coma. Yajyen /havan should be performed since childhood and therefore especially the havan should be performed within the thirteen days.

In Brahamcharya stage when students were involved only in study, they did not cut the hair.

Yes, we have really lost the ancient time of Gurukul due to not studying the Vedas regularly. Nowadays, many paths against the Vedas have been made and eternal culture of Vedas has been minimized. This is a great loss to whole humanity that human- beings are not in a position to listen, learn and act according to eternal knowledge of Vedas which emanates direct from God and we have been forced to follow the man made worship etc.

Shama: What is Pitar Rinn? Should one continue asan, prannayam, etc. if the body is producing a lot of heat?
Swami Ramswarup: We have to follow the Vedas which emanate direct from Almighty God at the beginning of the earth to give knowledge to us. Vedas give us knowledge right from straw to brahma. Vedas are self proof. Whatever is there in Vedas, it is all true and now a days the views which have not been mentioned in Vedas are not authentic. The matter of Pitr rinn is also mentioned in Atharvaveda mantra 6/117/3 . the mantra states that Rishi rinn is fulfilled by studying the Vedas and completing the education. Dev rinn is fulfilled when we obey the Vedas and do holy Yajyen, name-jaap of God-OM and do practice of ashtang yoga philosophy etc. Pitr Rinn is paid when we enter the married life and discharge all our moral duties faithfully while serving parents, elders, atithi and acharya including worship of God. Yajyen if performed by Yajman, Hota, brahma alongwith public with Ved mantras is acceptable by God. That Yajyen can be performed anywhere either at home or at any place in the world.

If body produces lot of heat then one must get medical checkup as well. If medical authority states that nothing is wrong then asan, prannayam etc., must be continued, please.

Dr. Harish Arya: What is the benefit of upwas (fasting)? And about how much time it should be in normal healthy hostler medical student? And what is anema and is it necessary after upwas and how is it performed? How much time we should wait between two upwases (fastings)?
Swami Ramswarup: Upwas is beneficial if done once in month or two, keeping health point of view in mind, can be done otherwise. upwas has no relation to spiritualism. During upwas we must take sufficient water, lemonade and fresh fruit juice. Anema has no concern with upwas, please. The spiritual meaning of upwas is ----- up= near, was= reside i.e., to reside the nearest to God. Now, God is omnipresent and is within us as well but realization of God is not there. So when we listen Vedas and other true holy books, do name-jaap and practice of Ashtang yoga philosophy, it means we are in an atmosphere which is nearest to God i.e., by the said process we will be able to realize God.

Anonymous: Swamiji, I have to give some of my views and request you to comment on it--- Vedas are Apara knowledge. God can not be attained through Vedas. Vedas are only worldly knowledge. However, it is "Para knowledge" which is attained from present Guru(saint) by which God is attained so one should seek shelter of present sadguru. Name (Guru-mantra) received by present Sadguru helps to escape from narak. One does not need to study Vedas then. If you don't know the Guru-mantra of present Guru then study of Vedas will be of no use.
Swami Ramswarup: Without apara no para and without Vedas, no apara and para, please. Vedas contain both Apara and Para vidya. It is well-known fact by present and ancient rishis that without Vedas God cannot be realized. If one is unknown in an unknown city then he himself will give his identification and then only others will know him. In the beginning of earth no guru was there as all had left their bodies in previous universe. Then who would give the knowledge of matters and God at that time except God who is never dead. That is why God gives knowledge of Vedas in beginning of creation, which is authentic and acceptable by all. So we should never go against the God i.e., against Vedas. Study of four Vedas is called "Apara Vidya". It is a scientific knowledge.

Manusmriti in its shloka 1/23 also states that in the beginning of universe the knowledge of four Vedas emanates from God and is originated in the heart of four rishis. So God is the first guru of the four ancient rishis, says Yog shastra sutra 1/26 too. From four rishis an aspirant named Brahma studied the same. In Vedas he is alive Brahma who has got the knowledge of four Vedas from a learned acharya. So, the said study of four Vedas is called Apara Vidya which is essential to realize God. From Para Vidya God is realized. In Shanti Parv of Mahabharta, Bheeshma tells to Yudhishthir that he who gets perfection in Apara Vidya by studying four Vedas from an acharya, thereafter only he becomes able to know "Akshar-Braham" i.e., the stage of realization of God. Para Vidya is actual practice of the teaching of Vedas in life. i.e., one will have to observe all the teachings of Vedas in life. For-example--- Vedas tell to do Yajyen, to do name-jaap of God which is mentioned in Vedas, to do hard practice of ashtang yoga philosophy etc. All the above statement is according to Vedas from which knowledge emanates direct from God, which is unchangeable. So Para and Apara, both are required to be observed in life and not one.

What happens today is that a learned acharya of Vedas chants Ved mantras and its explanation and followers listen. This is eternal and traditional or a present Guru will have to speak before his disciples to teach them. From where does the present Guru teach? Definitely from Geeta, Ramayana, shastras, Upanishads and other holy books. He has also to remember so many stories, then he speaks. I mean to say both acharya and Guru will have to study first then they are able to speak further, either on Vedas or as per Vedas or against the Vedas. It means apara knowledge i.e., knowledge by studying books or by listening from acharya/Guru is necessary.

So how apara Vidya is not required? For-example--- everybody says God is everywhere. Think from where an acharya or Guru is telling such words. Definitely he has studied or listened from his Guru. So the study of books or listening from leanred acharya is Apara Vidya which is necessary. Para knowledge is attained from present acharya/Guru but see Para knowledge is Akshar knowledge of Vedas and present acharya/Guru should know the apara knowledge first and then the present acharya/Guru will observe the teachings of Apara knowledge in life, then he will be able to experience the Para Vidya i.e., Akshar Gyan i.e., knowledge of God.

Narak and swarg both are here on earth which i have explained a lot on this web site. God has given His name in Vedas. In Vedas, the best name of God is OM. However, God has got unlimited names according to His unlimited divine qualities. For-example--- Rigveda mantra 1/164/46 states---
INDRAM MITRAM VARUNNAMAGNIMAAHURATHO DIVYAH SA SUPARNNO GARUTMAAN.
EKAM SADVIPRA BAHUDHA VADANTYAGNIM YAMAM MATRISHVAANMAAHUHU.

i.e., some of the names of God in this mantra are Indra, Mitra, Varunn, Agni, Matrishva etc. God is the first Guru of four rishis and thereafter the Rishis after getting the knowledge from four rishis have been traditionally giving us Para and Apara knowledge of Vedas till date. It will continue forever i.e., after the destruction of this universe too.

So present Guru, if he is learned, always gives the name from Vedas please and he always respects the Vedas being the knowledge direct from Almighty, omnipresent, omniscient, adorable God. How a learned, present Guru insult the God?

As regards name of God, it may also be kept in mind that when we open the first page of any Ved mantra of samhita (book), it starts from the holy name of God. So we start Apara Vidya first by chanting the holy name of God, so How the study of Vedas go in vain? For-example--- Rigveda came first on the earth. Its first mantra starts from "AGNI MEEDAY" here the meaning of agni is omnipresent God. Every mantra actually starts from OM which is the best name of God.

So is there any person on the earth who does not agree that God is omnipresent? Yajurveda mantra starts "OM EESHAY TVORJEY_ _ _ _ _ _". OM is the name of God. Eeshay means food- grains and energy and so we are under the mercy of Almighty God to get food-grain and energy etc. Do all people of universe do not require food-grains and energy? And do not ask the same from God and if they do not know Vedas then from where did such type of prayer come first time in the world? Definitely from God's Vedas!

So why do we speak against Vedas, because we do not study Vedas. Guru Nank Dev Sahib studied Vedas and has beautifully written in Shri Guru Granth Sahib-------- " VED KATEV KAHO MAT JHOOTHE,
JHOOTHA SO JO NA VICHARE"

MEANING--- Vedas are not false. On the contrary, he is false who does not study the Vedas.

Third veda i.e., Samveda came on earth. It's first mantra is "OM AGNA AA YAHI". OM is the name of God and Agni i.e., Agni is also the name of God.

Fourth Veda is Atharvaveda and its first mantra is "OM YE TRISHAPTA_ _ _ _ _" and in this mantra there is a word, "VACHASPATI" and its meaning is God, who is most knowledgeable. So when we chant Vedas we automatically start from holy name of God.

In the last chapter of Yajurveda, God states: "OM KRITO SMAR", i.e., Oh man or woman! While performing all moral duties, you do the jaap of OM. Nowadays all the Gurus tell to do name jaap of God. But from where did they get the knowledge to tell the disciple to do name-jaap of God? Definitely from book or from their Guru. But from where did their Guru get it? Definitely from his Guru. So this process goes up to the time of beginning of creation where only one Almighty God was Guru of the four Rishis. So we must accept the Guru of ancient four Rishis i.e., Almighty God and His four Vedas which is learnt from present learned acharya who knows four Vedas. Otherwise traditional knowledge of Vedas which starts always from beginning of earth, will be hidden and false prophets will become able to spread the illusion. For-example--- Kapil Muni in his Samkhya Shastra sutra 3/81 states ----- if the present Gurus will not be getting knowledge of Vedas---Apara and Para both, then new tradition of blind faith will start.

Study of Vedas never goes in vain, please. Shastras state, "SHRUTAM TAPAH", i.e., mere listening of Vedas is the great (tap) austerity of aspirant.

Anonymous: It is often said that God is the acharya (Guru) of the entire world. Please comment.
Swami Ramswarup: It is a basic principle that knowledge is only attained when the same is given by any preacher.

So the preacher of eternal knowledge of Vedas is God Himself, who originated the knowledge of Vedas in the heart of four Rishis at the time of creation of this universe. Thereafter the knowledge has attained from Rishis by an aspirant named Brahma. Brhama spread the knowledge of Vedas to others and up-till now the acharya have been giving us the eternal knowledge of Vedas. So Almighty God was the first Guru of the ancient Rishis at the beginning of the earth. Thereafter the alive Rishis Munis have been giving us the knowledge of Vedas up-till now and will be giving traditionally till the time of final destruction of the universe. In the new creation the said process will automatically take place.

Pradeep: If there are five live God then what about the Hindus and Hindus culture who believe in plethora of gods? As per your answers it means Hindus must stop all ritual and way of Pooja and start life as per Ved. What you say on Quran and Bible? Torah which claims exclusive right over God and messengers? The above mentioned do not believe in coexistence. It meant Ram, Krishan, Shiv, Durga, Kali, etc. temple we destroy and made the temple without statues. Who is this Ganesh whether Ganesh is one more form of God or this is also false because it is not mention in Ved?
Swami Ramswarup: No, please there are not five alive Gods. According to Vedas, there are five devs i.e., devtas. In this connection, he is the dev (devta) who gives us something for our betterment. Mother gives us birth so she is first Dev-Devi. Father looks after us and nurses with his hard working earning. So he is second dev. Atithi is the third dev. Here atithi means learned of at least one Veda and thus the atithi also gives us knowledge. Fourth Dev is an acharya who knows four Vedas and yoga philosophy etc. By the services of acharya we get whole knowledge and become able to attain the salvation.

In addition, the supreme Dev is Almighty God who gives us everything. So we have to serve the said five devtas first to attain long, happy life. Vedas emanate direct from God, in the beginning of creation. Until and unless, one is able to understand Vedas after listening the same from an acharya, nobody is able to understand about the real worship, science, form of pious and bad deeds etc. Vedas give the knowledge right from straw to Braham. Deep study of Vedas as well as the views of ancient rishis reveals that in Vedas God Himself states His qualities, divine deeds, nature, way of real worship etc. All shastras of ancient Rishis state that Vedas are self proof i.e., whatever has been preached in Vedas is true being eternal and immortal knowledge of God. Secondly, the deeds, worship etc., are made by human beings as well as is also mentioned by Tulsi das in his chaupayee:

"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 asceticism and factual knowledge but the people are not following the path of Vedas due to attachment (attachment with materialistic pomp and show, family, etc.) and people make their own several paths of worship. So who are not able to understand Vedas, they may continue their own path so is the case of sects, please.

Pradeep: Can you stop the suffering of human being who r following the Veda directly or indirectly in following countries: India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Tibet, Afganistan, Middle East, Christian hegemony. All my questions are related to pain of my brother and sisters, who are suffering for last 2000 years slavery. Suffering are related to our past karmas that's why these question.
Swami Ramswarup: If so, then my sympathy for such aspirants are always with them. I also know that mere sympathy will do nothing. But I believe that true prayer to God never goes in vain. So I pray for their betterment. However, no religion teaches about ravages of hatred. If we follow the real preach of all holy books then we will find the main fundamental law of those pious books:
(1) God is one who nurses all the human -beings without following any sect.
(2) Live and let live by promoting brotherhood between all human beings.

So, I think, all the religious books have base of the above two fundamental laws. If all the sects are able to follow the above laws in action, in their lives, then remaining problem will be solved itself i.e., would not require the consideration of human-beings. So keeping aside all other problems we must try to make understand whole universe about the above fundamental law of all religious books wherein above teachings must be observed in action.

In the light of the above quoted teachings, the remaining teachings will be useful not only for the sects but for whole universe. So first we must try to burn the ravages of hatred amongst human-beings.

No doubt, suffering is due to the result of our past lives' deeds and for the last 5,000 years the teachings of four Vedas too maintain unity between whole universe has been minimized to an extent where the human beings have been misled and the earth has been divided into small nations. So it is my thought that our past deeds at least for 4,500 years or more are not according to Vedas.

Secondly, the present deeds kill our all past deeds, say Vedas, shastras, upnishads, Bhagwad Geeta and other holy books of the world so why do not we follow the teachings of Vedas as followed in the previous yugas and the people were united. However, I again stress that main teachings of Vedas and other holy books have been quoted above which must be followed by all human beings faithfully.

Protimesh Gupta: This is for the first time I had come across your website and I was delighted by the Q&A placed there. Guruji I had two questions or problems. How to maintain our resolutions? How to ensure that we sleep and get-up on time?
Swami Ramswarup: Every problem is overcome through knowledge. Eternal philosophy of Vedas which emanates direct from God state that knowledge is Ved i.e., God has given all knowledge of universe in Vedas. So how to live long, happy life is also a subject of Vedas to understand. First of all I would advise you to come here at least for 3, 4, 5 days, to discuss the problem personally and to overcome the same. Otherwise please a seek a learned acharya of Vedas locally. One should make contact with learned acharya to listen advises from him for getting peace. Secondly, you should learn asan, prannayam, how to do holy name jaap of God and meditation. Avoid loneliness. Please and keep yourself busy to discharge your moral duties daily. Read full newspaper, daily. Awake early in the morning for long, morning walk and light exercises, take at least 20 glasses of water daily since morning uptil night. Try to study even one page daily of any holy book like Ved, shastras, upnishad, Bhagwad Geeta, Valmiki Ramayana etc. Though the said teachings to be observed in life are not so easy but human body has been blessed by God only for the same. So, please leave the laziness if any and be brave to do hard work/tapasya daily to get sound sleep and long happy life.

Deepak Bhai: I have noticed so many persons who are taking guru mantra who give name or guru mantra the name of any avtar. They followers are progressing good after doing that mantra or follow any guru. While gurus don't teach them anything about Ved than how come they start to progress suddenly? While there was not any avtars and so many gurus claiming that with their own mantras they are curing cancer, AIDS and so many diseases and really patient and doctors are surprised that how come report turned in negative after they doing mantras. Please explain and now days all gurus are giving mantra s of devi devtas also.
Swami Ramswarup: Yajurveda mantra 33/79 states that God is the supreme power and in the universe God does not move being omnipresent. God never takes birth. He nurses the universe and discharges all His natural deeds without taking birth etc. So, the Ved mantras emanate direct from God which can never be false. So as per Ved mantras God is Almighty i.e., He has all powers to look after and to do His natural deeds without taking birth/Avtar. So the above mantra also states that worship the God who is omnipresent, Has all powers, needs no birth, is supreme i.e., above all and even there is no one equivalent to Him and will not be in future too. He is the most knowledgeable and omniscient. I mean to say that God has unlimited powers, qualities, form of divine pleasure, etc., etc. In Vedas God has Himself given His unlimited names as Rigveda mantra 1/164/46 and Yajurveda mantra 32/1 like Indra, Varunn, Agni, Vaayu etc. The best name of God in Vedas is OM which is also mentioned in Yajurveda mantra 40/15.

God states in Vedas that do jaap of His name as per Vedas. Entire India must study the Vedas to be a learned nation. However, if people have faith in their saints and do jaap what the saints advice, then it is their own discretion.

To be rich or poor is a worldly matter and spiritual, worldly as well as spiritual, both matters have been mentioned in Vedas. Vedas state that to be a rich person is the result of previous pious deeds as well as present efforts and blessings of Almighty God based on previous pious deeds whereas poverty is the result of previous sins etc. That inspite of hardworking man is enable to become rich. So to kill the poverty one should do real worship of God according to Vedas. By doing the same, bad deeds will be burnt and hardworking of the person will give him good result to become rich.

However when pious deeds get exhausted then the bad days, according to sins, start. So, in Vedas poverty or richness has no meaning. One should be satisfied with his earnings. One should try to attain the main motto of human life i.e., to attain salvation while discharging all moral duties.

Only those acharyas who know Vedas teach Vedas to the disciples. But who do not know the Vedas or under compulsions they cram small portion of Ved mantras and that too with the aim to criticize/condemn the Vedas then how can they teach Vedas to disciples? Can any electrical engineer teach medical science to students? Definitely not - because he does not know about medical science.

Mantras never cure any diseases, but suitable medicine cures. In this connection, proof is required that somebody has been cured by mere mantras. As regards medical report, that too requires investigation that whether the report pertains to the same person who has been cured merely by mantras. Because fundamental law of God and that of science is unchangeable i.e., disease is cured by suitable medicine and not by mantras.

Deepak Bhai: Should I keep repeating mantra Om or Gayatri or Mahamurtunjay in heart whole day while I am working and how long time I should meditate after yoga minimum?
Swami Ramswarup: Om, the holy name of God is enough for whole day in respirations including aahutis in the havan-kund with Gayatri mantra and other Ved mantras is also the worship of God. Gayatri mantra should also be chanted in the morning and evening along with its meaning. My blessings to you!

Jitendra Bhadauria: What is the significance of Ekadashi Vrat and how it can be observed / done?
Swami Ramswarup: About Ekadashi or any other kind of vrat, its description is not in Vedas. So can not be considered authentic please. However, if anyone does the same it is his own description please.

Garima: Gayatri mantra gives me please. Should I meditate on it?
Swami Ramswarup: God has given us human life to face the previous lives' good and bad deeds and the result of deeds done in the present life will have to be faced in future births in the shape of happiness and sorrows respectively. So the ups and downs which come in the life are due to the result of our own previous lives' deeds. To kill the bad effect of deeds. Almighty God has provided us the human body to worship Him under guidance of learned acharya of Vedas. I would advise you to do hawan as well with Gayatri Mantra daily. It will increase peace in your life. Chanting of Gayatri Mantra with its meaning is also the worship, prayer and praise of God. Please continue the same. Your attention which is diverted which is also a cause of disturbances of your mind.

G: How do we know that love is true or not for marriage?
Swami Ramswarup: Nowadays it is very difficult to decide the fair love. One should check if it is based on physical charms only being serious life matter. Matter connected with marriage must be opened before the parents to decide, please. To keep oneself happy is not a solution of life. Question arises whether you or your partner will keep each other happy for whole of the life. Wherein unselfishness and control over senses is the main matter and all matters are only solved with knowledge, i.e., knowledge of pious deeds, maintaining good character, hard working, discharging of moral duties etc. the said knowledge is attained by listening preach of the learned acharya of Vedas, please. So, please be alert in life.

Vedas clearly preach that the God is formless, Almighty, omnipresent, omniscient and has unlimited other qualities. He is the purest. So He knows everyone. He helps those who help themselves. And also he who is right person is helped. If you and your partner both are with purest heart then prayers (with Gayatri mantra, etc.) will help you otherwise it will go in vain.

If one becomes weak then the said weakness is due to lack of control over your senses, perceptions and mind. If it is so, really you are inviting a great unsolved trouble in your life. So, please check yourself. Otherwise, Vedas say that no question of weakness arises before marriage. Even, before marriage, nobody must talk or touch each other (opposite gender). Yajurveda clearly, states that boy or girl must not surrender their hearts to opposite gender before marriage. To be father before marriage is a great unpardonable sin and marriage must be considered keeping in view the above points please.

Deepak Bhai: I see so many persons doing mantra of avtars and they are progressing. Even they don't do havans and yoga etc they are rich and even happy also. So why is that?
Swami Ramswarup: To be rich or poor is a worldly matter and spiritual, worldly as well as spiritual, both matters have been mentioned in Vedas. Vedas state that to be a rich person is the result of previous pious deeds as well as present efforts and blessings of Almighty God based on previous pious deeds whereas poverty is the result of previous sins etc. That inspite of hardworking man is enable to become rich. So to kill the poverty one should do real worship of God according to Vedas. By doing the same, bad deeds will be burnt and hardworking of the person will give him good result to become rich. However, when pious deeds get exhausted then the bad days, according to sins start. So, in Vedas poverty or richness has no meaning. One should be satisfied with his earnings. One should try to attain the main motto of human life i.e., to attain salvation while discharging all moral duties.

Vikas L. Acharya: Science of KARMA cannot be ignored. Each KARMA outcome has to be faced by human being. Even outcome of bad KARMA committed accidentally or unknowingly has to face by human beings. E.g. small animals (ants, flies, bacteria etc) which are also souls get killed by us accidentally. By such deeds, no one ever be free from KARMA? How is it possible to nullify bad KARMA done accidentally or unknowingly in present birth? I believe MOKSH is not possible without freeing from all bad KARMA'S. What is the definition of MOKSH? Does soul ever get free from cycle of Birth & Death? Or soul only enjoys his good Karma, and come back on this earth again and again?
Swami Ramswarup: One should do daily havan, name jaap of God and practice of ashtang yoga philosophy. Make contact with learned acharya of Vedas to listen to Vedas and to take his advice while discharging all moral duties. The said pious action will kill the bad deeds of previous lives to exempt from sorrows, etc.

Moksh means to be free from all good and bad deeds to be faced.

Himanshu: They say that "God is biggest creation of mankind" and faith, religion and Sanctity were created when man got Civilised from food gatherer to food producer and all religious books were written in that course of time. On the Other hand religious books tell us that our religion and Deities are eternal. Some consider religion just as one Course of study and others like us (Hindus) need religion for making not only important even trivial of our lives decisions. What Adds to my surprise is that those who openly condemn religion and are visibly atheist are greatly productive and providing Human race a lot of products and Services including Modern Machinery, Modes of production, Softwares , Banking, Telecom, IT and even this internet. On the other hand we as a nation which are full of Believers (Both Hindus and Muslims) and hard working rank very low in terms of productivity and respect from other nations why is it so and How much, decisions made/ not made on ground of Dharma responsible for our present state? Swamiji Please comment and let us know the insight.
Swami Ramswarup: The views that "God is the biggest creation of mankind", and faith, religion and sanctity are totally false and show lack of study of Vedas. On the other hand, it is true that ignorant people who do not know Vedas have created so many God at their own. The said false statement may be linked with the above quoted views that "God is the biggest creation of mankind" and faith , religion and Sanctity, otherwise in Vedas, God is called Swayambhu i.e., nobody can create God. He is eternal, immortal, unchangeable and everlasting. Tulsi has also told in his Chaupayee that "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.

Creation, Science, worldly matters etc., is not possible until the same is created by someone. Secondly, knowledge is attained when knowledge is imparted by someone.

Why the said knowledge emanates because the Almighty, formless God who is one, creates the universe. Thereafter, He creates the living beings' bodies.

Rigveda mantra 10/129/ 1-6 throw light about creation that at that time, there was nothing and no living beings did exist. So there was no learned acharya who could give the knowledge to the newly created living beings like parents who educate the children to make them able to speak language and to know about the matters like crow, animals, chapati, ghee, sun, moon i.e., all matters of the world. See, if a newly born baby is managed to live in dense jungle and nursed well but he is not given education about the worldly matters etc. i.e., mathematics, science, animals, sun, moon etc., then even at the young age of 20-25, 30 years, he will not be able to speak any language and when he will be brought out of the cave of dense jungle and will be asked about the sun, moon, animals, birds before him, then he will not be able to reply because he was not given the said knowledge.

When we see towards sun, moon, air, space, human body etc. It is clearly understood that the said creation has not been made by any human being but Almighty God, from whom the knowledge of four Vedas emanates. In Vedas, the knowledge right from straw to brahma has been mentioned. So in the beginning of non-sexual earth, Vedas originated in the heart of four rishis and from the rishis the knowledge of science, deeds and worship along with every matter is being given to the public by which the public became educated scientist and wrote books etc. In Vedas as well as in fourth chapter of yog shastras of Rishi Patanjali, it is mentioned that those who do not believe in God are provided more and more facilities by nature and such people get spoiled etc.

On the contrary those who worship God, they naturally try to kill their desires and accordingly under the law, nature, help them to follow the true path to realize the God.

Queen: How can the Hindus be united?
Swami Ramswarup: Unity of R.S.S, V.H.P, ARYA SAMAJ, BRAHMO SAMAJ, HINDU MAHASABHA and all present saints is the only way to unite Hindus.

America is the combination of several religions/sects. Therefore the above quoted religious parties may spread their own views but must not criticize others because all are Hindus. It is a separate issue that how will the people be happy but unity is strength to build the nation strong first.

Tamilian: Karunanidhi claims that Ramayan was a war between Aryans and Dravidians. He claims that Aryans came from outside India. He also claims that Ram did not exist and he could not have built a bridge since he didn't have an engineering degree. He claims Ramayan is a story. Is he correct? How can we counter his argument?
Swami Ramswarup: The views of Sri Karunanidhi are objectionable. Our country has been slave of British Government for 200 years and of Mughals for 800 years. The said people have tried to obliterate our real history. It may be possible that Sri Karunanidhi has adopted their views. It is a bitter truth that Sri Ram took birth from mother Kaushalya. At present, we must arrange Yajyen with Ved mantras and give speech to prove the existence of Maryada Purshottam-Sri Ram. I don't have much time to explain here in detail but I am also trying to arrange Yajyen in near future where I shall give proof of Maryada Purshottam Sri Ramji.

Yadav: Arya Samaj says that Vedas are the books of all knowledge. Are Vedas a book?
Swami Ramswarup: No, please. Vedas are not books. Firstly, when an aspirant listens to Vedas, from an learned acharya and adopts the Vedic path wherein he does daily Yajyen/havan, name jaap and hard practice of ashtang yoga by maintaining Brahamcharya and good qualities etc., then the Vedic mantras are produced in his heart which he did not know.

Secondly, after creating universe, the knowledge of four Vedas emanates directly from formless God and is originated in the heart of four Rishis. The said knowledge of four Vedas is originated and not given orally or by writing etc., then the other men listens Vedas and become learned of Vedas. They further preach Vedas to others. So traditionally the knowledge of Vedas is spread by speech. No book was written at that time. Vyas Munijee has written Vedas first time before 5,300 years on bhoj patra. His collection of Ved mantras in the shape of books is called "Samhita". In the market too, Samhita printed by press are available which can be termed as books.

Truth Path: What are the paths to realize God?
Swami Ramswarup: As said in Yajurveda mantra 31/7, the knowledge of Vedas emanates direct from God at the beginning of earth wherein paths to realise the God have been preached that is why Almighty God is the first guru of the four rishis of non-sexual creation, as said by Rishi Patanjali in his yog shastra sutra 1/26. Thereafter Rishis-Munis have been preaching the eternal knowledge of Vedas. I mean to say that real path has been mentioned in Vedas by God and at present, whoever desires to realise God, he will have to listen to Vedas from an alive acharya, now. We will have to follow the Vedas' path of God and not self-made path of human-beings. However, the main teachings to realise God in Vedas is- Listening of Vedas, to do daily Yajyen by Ved mantras, to do holy name jaap of God, daily. To make contact with learned acharya of Vedas, to listen their preach, to maintain Brahamcharya in family life also. To listen, to observe the truth and to speak the truth about God etc., and to do hard practice of ashtang yoga daily under guidance of learned acharya. The said path is also maintained in the family life while discharging moral duties daily as Shri Ram, Mata sita, other ancient Raj Rishis, Rishis and their public did.

Sinner: How can sins be forgiven?
Swami Ramswarup: As per the rules and regulations of Vedas made by God sins, are never forgiven until the result or sins is faced as awarded by God. However, Vedas state that when an aspirant performs Yajyen, does ashtang yoga practice under guidance of the acharya of Vedas then listening of Vedas and practice of ashtang yoga will enable him to maintain good character and brahamcharya by which the sins are burnt in the divine fire of tapasya.

Divine: There is one Amma who gives 'spiritual hugs' which she claims cures diseases. Is it authentic?
Swami Ramswarup: As per Vedas it is not authentic please. Sorrows ,tensions, sickness, problems are awarded by God himself as per Yajurvaveda mantra 7/48 which can not be finished/minimized. However, listening of Vedas, to do daily Yajyen by Ved mantras, to do holy name jaap of God, daily, to make contact with learned acharya of Vedas, to listen their preach, to maintain Brahamcharya in family life also, to listen and to observe the truth and to speak the truth about God etc. and to do hard practice of ashtang yoga daily under guidance of learned acharya. The said path is also maintained in the family life.

F: I am expecting a baby in the coming month. I got to know that from 5 oct - 12 oct there is a Mool nakkshtra. And baby born in this nakshtra is very stubborn, shot tempered and heavy on one the parent. Kindly tell me more of the positive and negative points of this. And help me let me know how to deal with this.
Swami Ramswarup: Rigveda mantra 10/190/3 states that all days, minutes, seconds, time , years, months have been created by Almighty God. Time is non-alive matter like a wood. Wood, iron, stone etc., can not harm anybody until a man or woman uses the same to harm others. Similarly, time can not harm any body being non-alive matter. As per Yajurvaveda mantra 7/48 and other mantras also. It is our own good or bad deeds, the result of which in the shape of happiness and sorrows is awarded by Almighty God to be faced. That is why, the description of mool nakshatra, navgraha, vastu shastra, kaal sarp yog, pitra dosh, ghost worship, mangalik doshetc., etc ., are not mentioned in Vedas, so the same can not be considered authentic. Please welcome your newborn baby whole heartedly and shower your blessings and love on him.

Amartya Modi: I wanted to know the best age to marry according to our Vedas? What should be the age difference between the Bride and the Groom?
Swami Ramswarup: Bride must be above eighteen years and groom twenty-five years of age and above.

Shradhanjali: What does my first name mean?
Swami Ramswarup: Shradha-means eternal truth and anjali - handful.

Rashmi Sahu: Guru ji please explain Yajuveda. I have read two shakha are there Krishna Yajuveda and Shukla Yajurveda. Which one is authentic? Similarly what is ashataka reccesion of Rigveda. Further I have read there are various methods of chanting Vedas. Can you please highlight it and which one is authentic? Ghana method of chanting is authentic or not. Swami ji who was the father sage Vashistha and who was his son. How many years he lived on this planet?
Swami Ramswarup: Shakha means preach. The knowledge of four Vedas emanates direct from God. Nowadays, the Vedas have been printed. Printed book is called samhita. Therefore mantra samhita is a correction of Ved mantras which emanates direct from God at the beginning of the earth whereas Shakha is famous with the name of Rishis. There are 1127 shakhas. For-example--- Taitireeyopnishad's shakha is of Yajurveda which is famous in south as Krishna Yajurveda.

As I have told above, the shakha has been written by Rishis based on Ved mantras. For-example--- the preach of Taitiree Shakha (Taitireeyopnishad) is based on Yajurveda first mantra i.e., "EESHAY TVORJEY TVA_ _ _ _ _" , so shakhas have been written by Rishis and not by God.

If we have time, we must also study the shakhas. Eeytaryopnishad is also a shakha which is related to Rigveda etc.

So Krishna Shakha or shukla Shakha, both are authentic but its present explanation, description must be done by present learned acharya of Vedas.

Kathopnishad is also Krishna Yajurveda's Kath shakha.

Kenopnishad comes under Samveda's Brahmann Granth.

Ashataka recession means the calculation of Rigveda mantras. Rigveda starts from mantra --- "AGNI MEEDAY PUROHITTAM _ _ _ _" and ends with "SUSAHASATI". So first mantra to the last mantra there are Ashta Avashtkaha (Ashta recession). Each shtka contains some varg. So you can say that it is a sort of calculation of mantras. In Rigveda there are Ashtakas and each Ashtaka contain eight chapters. Therefore total number of chapters is 64 and total number of varg of eight Ashtaka is 2024. Rigveda contains 10 mandals. Total Rigveda mantras are 10589.

Every method is authentic if the pronunciation is done keeping in view Uddat, Anuddat and Swarit and Ekshruti, which is a grammatical skill.

Alvin Lal: Aren't all living things (jeev) on earth also include plants? So how come Vedas states it is ok for one type of Jeev i.e. plants to be eaten, but NOT another type i.e. Animals or meat? Isn't Jeev a Jeev whether it be plant or Animal?
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas emanate direct from God. Vedas contain rules, regulations and orders of God which we have to obey. In Vedas green vegetation have been earmarked by God as vegetarian food and killing of animals, birds and to eat their meat has been earmarked as non-veg. So, there are two types of food -vegetarian and non-vegetarian (meat). Meat is prohibited. Vegetarian food is not prohibited in Vedas. Secondly all the fruits, crops, vegetables are to be used when they are fully ripe.

Alvin Lal: (I understand you have stated the the purans (Shiv, Vishnu Puran) are not on par with the Vedas, therefore not true) However, All the Puran's state that Ravan was a maha pandit of the Vedas, this includes the Ramayan which also says the same. How is it possible that one who has attained the knowledge of the 4 Vedas and who is so proficient in them, that he becomes evil and arrogant, i.e. Ravan?
Swami Ramswarup: Actually, the study of Valmiki Ramayana reveals that Ravanna used to take wine etc. Secondly, as you said the learned of Vedas never abducts any woman, Ravanna abducted Sita. So, he was not learned of Vedas. Rigveda mantra 1/164/39 states that if there is a reader of Vedas but if he does not know God then too mere study of Vedas will not save him or will not be beneficial to him.

Sadhna: How is my life? What is swarg-narak?
Swami Ramswarup: Life becomes long and happy when aspirants listen Vedas and obey the Vedas preach. One should do havan daily and name-jaap of God. One should also practice ashtang yoga philosophy in family life too. The main motto of the life is to realize God while discharging all moral duties. As regards swarg, the long, happy life with family while following the preach of Vedas, like Shri Ram and Sita is swarg on earth. Otherwise, it is narak when a person will have to face several types of sorrows, tensions, problems, sickness etc., etc.

So swarg-narak, both are here on the earth in the present life. Otherwise, there is no swarg and narak in the sky etc., say the Vedas.

Amit: Should household insects be killed?
Swami Ramswarup: Yajurveda mantra 1/7 clarifies that the snake, scorpion, spiders, mosquito, house-fly or any type of insect or animal which is harmful to human life and if it enters your premises, then it must be killed immediately keeping in view, the great value of human-life which will not be a sin.

Kedar Nath: I am very curious to know all about Pitr Dosh and its Nivaran. useful remedies as suggested in our Vedas. Also please clarify what is the best time to do Sharrad's, in the early morning, afternoon or evening. Your valuable expertise and guidance will surely give a new path of light.
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 the pitr who have gone heavenly abode, for those no pitr dosh is there.

Vedas are eternal knowledge direct from God wherein such kaal sarp yog, pitr dosh 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, pitr dosh 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.

SHRADH-at the time of death, the soul comes out of the body and when a person is dead, his body is burnt on pyre. When soul resides in human body, person uses his mouth to eat, ear to listen, eye to see, hand to work, legs to move etc. Now the body has been burnt and the soul remains alone. Alone soul can do nothing but remains in the stage of Sushupt i.e., like in coma. Then after thirteen days, the soul takes rebirth. So how the dead person would eat the food which is made for him during shradh? So shradh is not mentioned in Vedas. Vedic meaning of shradh is to serve the alive parents and elders by providing them with food, bedding and necessary goods etc., faithfully and lovingly. My blessings to you.

Balaji: I always feel that our Vdas and upanishads have described this world and universe in detail. So why not we find solutions and give credit to our ancestors? Is it because we have lost the real meaning in transition? Pluto was lately disqualified as a planet. Can this be compared with our nava grahas because we include sun as an graham?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, knowledge of Vedas emanates from God and God has described in Vedas all about creation and worldly matters. However, it is sad that most of the saints are against the Vedas and they scare the people by telling them that Vedas are difficult and should not be listened and Yajyen is only karmakand which will hardly provide you swarg but not salvation. The said views are not of the Vedas. So people have become ignorant about the truth of worldly matters and God. Now mostly the saints try that their fame must be spread and not the fame of Vedas, of our ancient as well as present Rishi-munis.

So every citizen of India must listen to Vedas to know the reality as was listened by public in satyug, treta and dwapur yug.

As regards separation of Pluto the fundamental law of God mentioned in Vedas is eternal, unchangeable and everlasting. So no addition or alteration can be made by any scientist.

Alvin Lal: What are the defined limits of Parents and children as you mention below?
Swami Ramswarup: First of all, parents must be learned of Vedas, so that they may teach the children well. Parents have to look after the children/to do proper nursing about maintaining their good health, good qualities and highest education along with the knowledge of spiritualism. Their children must maintain brahamcharya, good behaviour, honesty and respect for parents and elders. They should always speak truth. They must play as well as do hard study. Children must avoid bad society, they must be hardworking. Actually there are several good qualities mentioned in Vedas which are too lengthy to be described here.

As regards the limit of children, they must obey the above teachings.

Alvin Lal: What is the connection of Ayurved to the Vedas? If we want to study Ayurved, how do we go about that? Any good books?
Swami Ramswarup: In all Vedas, there is description about maintaining good health and medicines but especially in Atharvaveda huge knowledge about medical science has been mentioned. So, the Ayurveda actually is generated from Vedas. If you are not living in India then any local market of books may be approached for good books on ayurveda. Charak Samhita is also a good book on Ayurveda.

Alvin Lal: What is Soma juice?
Swami Ramswarup: Soma juice means experience of having realization of God. When a Yogi attains Asampragyat Samadhi, he realizes divine pleasure. God Himself is a form of divine pleasure. This realization of divine pleasure is called Som Ras. However, those who do not know about the fact of Vedas they have made their own views about Som Ras, they use addiction of various kinds and they define the addiction as Som Ras.

Alvin Lal: Vishnu seems to be mentioned a lot, in the English translations of the 4 Vedas, yet you mention it is only a name of God, and the name depends on what task he is doing at the time. I didn't see Brahma and Shiv being mentioned.
Swami Ramswarup: As Yajurveda mantra 32/1 and Rigveda mantra 1/164/46 says that God is one but His names are unlimited according to His unlimited qualities. For-example--- God is omnipresent and the meaning of word Vishnu is omnipresent, hence the name of formless God is Vishnu. The meaning of Brhrama--- "the greatest" i.e., there is no one even equal to Him. So the name of formless God is Brhama. The meaning of Shiv is kalayankari i.e., beneficent. So the name of formless God is Shiv, etc.

Alvin Lal: Apart from ashtang yoga and Acharya like yourself, do we need to learn Sanskrit to understand the Vedas? If so what is the best method of learning Sanskrit? Any good books?
Swami Ramswarup: The name of Vedas is also "Shruti". Shruti means "to listen". So, better if we first of all listen the Vedas from a spiritual acharya who knows Vedas. In this way there is no need for the adults to study Sanskrit. Yet, hardworking towards study of Sanskrit is appreciated. However, the children must study Sanskrit in childhood.

Nitin: Some of the saints state that although God residents in each human being but a person does wrong only when God sleeps inside his body. After God wakes up, He asks the wrongdoer to forget everything and move ahead. Please comment.
Swami Ramswarup: Rigveda mantra 1/164/ 20 clearly states that there are two matters within human body. One is soul and second is Almighty God. Mantra states that soul faces result of his previous lives' deeds -good or bad and also does new good or bad deeds of present life. But God never faces any type of deeds. God is always awake and is witness of all types of deeds of human to give the result thereof. Vedas state that neither God nor soul takes sleep. However, only soul is bound in his deeds and illusion with the result soul does not know Himself and has to take births and faces so called births of bodies. But Almighty God never takes any birth etc. When soul starts study of Vedas from acharya and follows the teachings thereof, then only soul becomes able to know himself and then he realizes God. You can say that at this stage soul has awakened because soul has become free from illusion. Otherwise soul was enjoying short lived pleasure of worldly articles and was indulged in kaam, krodh, mad, lobh, ahankaar (lust, anger, pride, greed, ego etc.). So in fact neither soul nor God ever sleep. We must study Vedas to know the fact but false prophets try to mislead the people about not listening the Vedas and thus the ignorant people accept the concept of so-called false prophets.

Sagarika: Please comment on the statement that Vedas say Krishna is the greatest God.
Swami Ramswarup: Formless, omnipresent, Almighty God remains always unchanged i.e., neither He can be small nor big etc. In this connection we will have to study the Vedas wherein the qualities of God are unlimited. But one quality of God is that He never takes birth because He is Almighty and needs no birth to do any kind of deed of creation.

When God is Almighty, then how can He take assistance of anyone? If God takes assistance then he can not be God. I have already explained this matter above which may please be read carefully. In this connection Yajurveda mantra 32/3 states " NA TASYA PRATIMA ASTI" that God can not be measured i.e., He has no dimensions. Shri Krishna maharaj took birth from Mata Devaki. It is a reality. He studied Vedas along-with Sudama in ashram of Rishi Sandeepan. He became renowned Yogeshwar i.e., Almighty, formless God manifested within him.

Janaki: Please comment on the statement that if a mother touches her child with her fingers then child gets sleep. Similarly, when a Guru touches his disciple with his fingers then the disciple gets Samadhi.
Swami Ramswarup: The child may get sleep by touching the fingers of mother when she pats her child to sleep by singing a lullaby etc. But in Vedas, it is not mentioned that when Guru touches his disciple with fingers, disciple gets Samadhi. Actually, God says in Vedas and the said fact has been mentioned by Rishi Patanjali in his Yog shastra sutra 1/7 that whenever any body states anything on earth his views must tally with Vedas otherwise will be considered false. It is said that most of the people do not study Vedas and therefore being ignorant accept the views of the saints who are against the Vedas philosophy which is a divine gift by God to human beings. Since Vedas do not tell about the touching matter of Guru to give Samadhi to a disciple, so the same, being against the Vedas, is not acceptable to God as well as to learned of Vedas. So, we must listen to Vedas to know the fact.

Swati: When illusion (Maya) and soul get the power of God then both Maya and soul wield unlimited energy/power. Please comment.
Swami Ramswarup: In Vedas, the symbol of unlimited power is only formless, Almighty, omnipresent God and not soul etc. So soul never gets unlimited power of God. But by studying Vedas, doing hard practice Of Yajyen and ashtang yoga philosophy soul realizes God, gets surprising powers etc., becomes away from sorrows etc., and gets salvation.

Khushi: Is the meaning of Swaha - please accept now?
Swami Ramswarup: There are 7 meanings of Swaha. Swaha means a true deed. So when we study Vedas and offer aahuti in havan kund/bedi with Ved mantras then we are doing true deed, the result of which will remain with us to save us from sorrows etc. Swaha means whatever is in our heart, the same is in our speech.

Swaha means we must not use for our own purpose, any article or good entrusted in our custody by someone. Swaha means the purest views of heart etc. So when the ancient or present Rishis/public do the holy Yajyen with Ved-mantras, the above quoted result is blessed by God to them and thus they get long, happy life by performing the best pious deed i.e., Yajyen. Now, most of the saints have been telling not to perform the Yajyen and thus we have been debarred from the above quoted divine good result with other several good qualities. So we must listen the Vedas from an acharya to know the fact.

Govind: Indra has thousands of eyes. He likes music, dance, playing, etc. Please comment.
Swami Ramswarup: In Vedas, the meaning of pious word "Indra" is Almighty God who is formless and Himself a form of divine pleasure. So He never needs the low kind of pleasure. Secondly, all four Vedas which emanates direct from God never accept the existence of so called swarg-narak. So there is no Indra in any swarg who can be considered the king of swarg having thousands of eyes etc.

However, Yajurveda mantra 31/1 states that God has unlimited eyes i.e., God is omnipresent, lives within us as well and is witness of everyone' good or bad deeds.

Sandesh: Is easiest way to achieve God is worship of Krishna, if the condition is that the worship is done without desire?
Swami Ramswarup: In Vedas, we have to worship only one, formless, omnipresent and Almighty God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. He never takes any birth etc. So we must follow the Vedas.

Urvi: Please comment on this mahamantra: Hare Rama, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare.
Swami Ramswarup: Mantras are mentioned in Vedas' samhita or Ved mantras are pronounced by learned acharya of Vedas. Now-a-days, Hare Ram Hare Krishna is called "guru mantra" which is given by some present saints. Nowadays, the meaning of 'Hare' is address to God and in the said Guru mantra, Shri Ram and Shri Krishna are being chanted as God. However, in Vedas it is not mentioned. In Vedas, there is only one God who is formless, Almighty and He creates, nurses and destroys the universe.

Yogesh:How do we identify whether a person teaching yoga has attained samadhi or not?
Swami Ramswarup: There is only one way to identify that yoga teacher first will not take any charges for preach. Secondly, he will be preaching Vedas along-with teaching of performing holy Yajyen daily with Ved mantras. He can not be professional. Please read the article on 'About Gurus' and 'True Saints.'

Baby: Is yoga taught by Baba Ramdev Vedic? Does it affect health and cure diseases like he says?
Swami Ramswarup: I have never attended the camp of Baba Ramdev and even have no time to watch T.V. etc. As regards Vedas and Patanjali Yog shastra sutra, the meaning of Yog is Samadhi. Samadhi means when an aspirnat studies Vedas from learned acharya, does daily Yajyen makes contact with learned acharya, follow Vedic path, does hard practice of ashtang yoga philosophy under guidance of learned acharya and after practising ashtang yoga well i.e., Yam, niyam, asan, prannayam, pratyahar, dharnna, dhyan, he attains the 8th stage of Samadhi where he realizes God. So the stage of realization of God is called Yoga where all chitta vrittis of aspirant are stopped. So yoga is not asan, prannayam or meditation. There are parts of yoga. So practice of ashtang yoga is done to realize God wherein automatically the aspirant becomes free from all kinds of diseases but according to Vedas, the practice of ashtnag yoga is not targeted to be free from diseases alone.

Yes, if a person gets perfection in first two stages of ashtang yoga i.e., yam and niyam and then he starts practice of asan and prannayam definitely he will be free from diseases because he has got perfection in yam and niyam i.e., he has maintained in his life--- satya, ahimsa, astya, brahamcharya, aparigraha and sauch, santosh, tap, swadhyaya, Ishwar-prannidhanani.

I will advice you to please read my book Patanjali Yog darshan-with Hindi detailed description to know about Yam, niyam and rest of six parts of ashtang yoga.

Rupesh: Can yoga be done with music? Is it an exercise?
Swami Ramswarup: Yoga is last 8th stage of ashtang yoga philosophy where all our chitta vrittis are stopped and the aspirant becomes unable to listen, to see, to taste, to touch, etc. He even forgets his body and himself. Before the said stage is attained, an aspirant starts practice of ashtang yoga philosophy in lonely place under guidance of learned acharya. Our ancient as well as present Rishis -Munis have been studying Vedas and practising ashtang yoga philosophy even in caves of dense jungle. So according to Vedas, real ashtang yoga practice is not done with music. On the contrary, it requires lonely place without any disturbance.

September 2007

Deen: Please enlighten us on the current issue of Ram Setu.
Swami Ramswarup: It is a hard fact that Shri Ram, Shri Krishna were born on this pious land of India and Shri Ram crossed the ocean to reach Lanka to fight with Ravanna. I will try to give clear picture in my article on this web site shortly.

Dr. Vivek Arya: My question is Vedant sutra of Shankracharya 1/3/38 says that women and shudra should not be allowed to read or hear Vedas and if they do so pierce their ear. Is it true? I had heard that many Ved mantras say that this mantra is for women. What are they?
Swami Ramswarup: All the ancient and present Rishis-Munis, based on their hard study of Vedas and practice of Ashtang yoga philosophy. And after realization of Almighty God too, accept that Vedas are self-proof i.e., to decide truth. Then shastras are considered as secondary proof. Even in any shastras, Upanishad or any holy book if there is mentioning of any matter which does not tally with Vedas. i.e., not acceptable and is considered false, and could have been added by any unauthentic ordinary man to mislead. I mean to say when four Vedas which have emanated direct from God, does not tell the above story but tell that the knowledge of four Vedas is equally applicable to human beings either male or female, then we must obey Vedas. Moreover the Vedanta shastra sutra 1/3/38 also does not tell that women and shudra does not read Vedas. Sutra states that he who does not have the quality to observe truth, Brahamcharya, simple living, high thinking, i.e., away from fraud, jealousy, ego and pride etc., he does not deserve to listen the knowledge of Vedas. Nirukta Brahminn Granth also states that the knowledge of Vedas must not be given to the above described persons. Geeta shloka 18/67 also states that he who is not Tapsvi and not interested in Vedas, does not serve the acharya and is not eager to gain the knowledge of Vedas, he must not be provided with Vedas' knowledge. So everybody away from above described illusion is entitled to listen to the knowledge from learned acharya of Vedas.

Capsi: Thank you Swamiji for your replies in the past. I am passing through an extremely difficult period of time. My 'Isht Devta' (favourite God) is Bhagwan Shree Ganpati. I wish to meditate on him. But everytime I try to focus, I am unable to fully concentrate on Him. I have no desire to live but I know that ending my life would cause me to come back to this dirty world, which I don't want to happen. Please suggest some methods to be able to concentrate better on my God. I have lost my health due to my emotional problems and cannot take any more tension. Yet my life is such that, I cannot escape from my current situation, cannot take a break and can no longer fight this life. Please advice as to how to concentrate/meditate better.
Swami Ramswarup: Rig-veda mantra 10/135/1-3 state that we have to face the result of our past deeds good or bad in this life and the said type of deeds done here will be faced in the next birth in the shape of happiness and sorrows respectively. So first of all we must not blame anyone because it is our deed which we have to face. However, the difficult period is limited. As regards Bhagwan Shree Gannpati it is not mentioned in Vedas. Vedas is the preach direct from Almighty God wherein only formless God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe, is to be worshipped. Vedas tell Yaj, name -jaap and practice of ashtang yoga under guidance of an experienced acharya, is the best worship of God. However, it is up to you, what you accept, I already told that even to think about suicide is itself is a grave sin. The bad result of which will be borne in next life. We have come here to worship Almighty God to burn our previous bad deeds to make our life happy and not to generate more sins. So God is one who is the creator. And to concentrate on the formless Almighty God one will have to follow the Vedas, please. If you're ready for the same, then either you can come here to take further guidance to meditate properly or seek a local experienced acharya who knows Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy. If you still want to continue your present worship then it is up to you, please. Please write your views.

Deepak Bhai: Someone told me as I used to do havan in miti ka bartan so it can call atrupt aatma is it true?
Swami Ramswarup: No, please it is totally wrong, being against the Vedas, shastras etc. When a person is dead then his body is burnt in pyre and the soul comes out from body. Soul thus remains under control of "sutratma air", in shushupt i.e., coma- like stage. After thirteen days the soul takes new birth, then how the soul can come?

Dharmendra: Please tell what information is given in Veda about BHARAT and is it true that Ved contains knowledge of aeroplane, refrigerator, microwave, etc.
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, please, Vedas contain knowledge about aeroplanes, etc. Vedas do not tell about any person, nation or city etc. There is no proper name of anyone mentioned in Vedas. Vedas also do not mention any history or story of any kind etc. Vedas contain knowledge, form of deeds and matter of worship etc. So there is no description of Bharatvarsh in Vedas. However, there has been a tradition of our Rishis to give the name to any child, place, river etc., from Vedas. Thus we are lucky that our ancient Rishis named our country as Bharat. Bharati is in accordance with Rigveda mantra 10/110/8. In The mantra the words are "AA NO YAJYAM BHARTI TISTRO DEVI SARASWATI". So our country has been named on the base of divine and the most pious word Bharati.

Maharishi Yaska in his book Nirukta 8/13 has stated the meaning of Bharati: "BHARAT AADITYASTASYA BHAHA" i.e., Bharat means aditya i.e., sun. The meaning of 'bha' is light. So the Bharat means sun and its light bha is Bharati. Therefore the lusture (view of) of sun is Bharat and the light of Bharat is Bharati. Bharati means culture. Therefore according to the Vedas the culture of Bharat (Indian culture) is Ved, shastra, upnishad, Bhagwatgeeta, etc.

During partition some part of Bharat has been named as Pakistan and thereafter Bangladesh and whole world accepts and gives honour to the name. The citizens of Pakistan and Bangladesh rightly honour their country's name. So in India too there must not be any problem to regard Bharat Varsh or Bharat Mata as typed.

Why Bharat Mata? The answer is enlightened in Yajurveda mantra 25/17. Mantra is:
TANNO VATTO MAYOBHU VAATU BHESHJAM TANMATA PRITHIVEE TATPITA DYAUHU
TAD GRAAVANNAHA SOMSUTO MAYOBHUVASTADASHVINA SHRINNUTAM DHISHNNAYA YUVAM.

Meaning: (ASHVINNA) = O! Preacher
(DHISHNYA) = as earth holds us to nurse, you hold us to preach
(YUVAM) = you
(SHRINNUTAM) = you listen (i.e., whatever you have taught us up till now, please listen from us)
(NAH) = for us i.e., as for us
(VAATAH) = air (pollution free air)
(TAT) = that
(BHESHJAM) = medicine
(MAYOBHU) = pleasure giving
(VAATU) = is procured (i.e., makes available)
(TAT) = That
(MATA) = respected mother
(PRITHIVI) = wide spread extensive earth and
(TAT) = the earth
(VAATU) = is procured (i.e., makes available)
(PITA) = by our father
(DYAUHU) = sun
(TAT) = that
(VAANTU) = is procured (i.e., makes available)
(SOMSUTAH) = the earth which is pleasure giving, providing herbs, shrubs, cereals, etc., by cultivation
(MAYOBHUVAH) = gives merriment

Idea: Fundamental law of Vedas states that He is our Father and She is our Mother who nurses us. Sun is our father in the absence of which there will be no lives and Motherland is our respected mother by which we get means of living and She too gives us shelter to build houses, etc.

In this mantra, a student states to his Acharya/teacher that O teacher! You are like an earth which holds us and all matters required to live upon. Kindly, listen our chapter which you have taught before.

The air causes rain, with the result crops, greeneries, herbs, shrubs i.e., vegetation grows. That means all such vegetation is made available to us by our respected Motherland and shining sun. Such vegetation is always pleasure giving, means of living to attain a long, happy life.

The above eternal mantra has a wonderful idea/knowledge that whatever we learn from Acharyas, teachers, lecturers, professor etc., that must be well studied, understood and held in action. Thereafter the same chapter must be briefed before the said Acharya, etc.

That is why, it has been a tradition that the teachers have been taking examination of their students and the eternal said law of Vedas including several laws are still in force traditionally, which may be seen in school, college, universities where teachers take unit tests, half-yearly exams, annual exams and viva, etc. And it is our bad luck that at present there is no preach of Vedas and no Vedas' examination exists and thus we have lost our eternal knowledge which has ruined our country.

Gaurav: Do you follow the principles of mund and completely disregard the puranas?
Swami Ramswarup: Study of purannas reveals that they are not according to Vedas' philosophy. So all learned acharyas of Vedas do not accept the purannas.

Shweta Choudhary: Adarniya swamiji .I am a management student and I want to know what is written in Vedas, Puranas, Upanishads, Ramayana, and Mahabharat etc. about management. What they suggest about managing life, society, nature, organizations?
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas contain complete knowledge. So the above matters mentioned by you are also in Vedas, please. Vedas always tell to know the duties mentioned in Vedas and to discharge them faithfully. So the nature of pious deed/duties is a lengthy matter which can't be explained here. However, you are advised to read one of my books to gain the knowledge of Vedas and the said matters.

Navneet: I practice gayatri mantra at 5 am, and after doing the jaap I go back to sleep, because i have to catch up with my sleep. I go to bed late because of long work hours. Am I making a mistake? Or not?
Swami Ramswarup: There is a basic principle of Rigveda that everybody must wake up early in the morning, better at about 4 O' clock but latest before sunrise. So, you wake up at a good time and atmosphere.

Secondly, Vedas tell that no one should take sleep after sunrise. So, please try to obey the Vedas. You're appreciated for doing Gayatri jaap in the morning, as said by you above but after jaap you again go to bed which is a problem. Please write when you go to bed in the night first.

Vikas L. Acharya: In what form do we vision DEVI-DEVTAS? Are they in body form as we human being, or are they only name's of different energies working in our body and nature (earth)?
Swami Ramswarup: This question has been replied several times on this web site, please. There are only five alive devtas to be worshipped. The meaning of worship in Hindi is "pooja'. In Sanskrit, pooja means to give respect and services. Five devtas are: mother, father, atithi (learned of at least one Veda), acharya (learned of all four Vedas and ashtnag yoga philosophy), God. Then there are thirty-three Devtas which are non-alive and not to be worshipped. Description of which has been already given. No other devtas or devis have been mentioned in Vedas, please.

Vinay Khanna: May I request to let me know why there are 108 Beads in Jap Mala of we Hindus. I am dead sure our ancient people have studied before introducing it. Secondly uptill now I got all answers scientific & this also must have scientific base.
Swami Ramswarup: 108, less or more have been made by the saints at their own but its description is not in Vedas. By these beads, one is able to count the number as to how many times (number) he has done the jaap of name of God etc. However, the best jaap is done through breathing and exhalation through respiration.

Vijay Sagar: I have heard from a Shashtriji that ordinary people cannot chant Gayatri Mantra as it is very powerful and it can be harmful. It should only Chanted by a Brahmin, is it true? Please give your opinion.
Swami Ramswarup: No please. It is wrong that ordinary people can't chant the gayatri mantra. Nobody is a learned by birth but after doing hard work one becomes learned. Moreover, the knowledge of all four Vedas is equally applicable for all human beings. Only guidance of a learned acharya is required. In Vedas, there is no caste system. It is only based on our deeds.

Sadhana Kulkarni: For Ganpati pooja where I will get patri-durva, tulasi, bel , shami, and ashtagandh, Gejavastra (cotton) etc.. I am staying in Dallas, Texas, USA.
Swami Ramswarup: For the material quoted by you, you can contact Indian general stores, either they will provide you the material or they shall guide you about it. However, Vedas tell to worship Almighty, formless God, who creates, nurses and destroys the universe and again creates it.

Tariq: If a baby is as a Muslim and thereafter he or she is converted in to a particular religion i.e. Muslim, Hindu, Christian, etc by the external desire. Your comment on this please.
Swami Ramswarup: Waalekam-Salaam, my dear. This is a well known fact in the universe that God has not made sects. Our fore-fathers/prophets have made the sects to teach the people easily etc. As is stated in Quran-Sharif, all our religious holy books also state that there is only one Almighty formless God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. So, conversions at this belated stage is actually not required. One can worship God is his own religion. So, if anyone changes his religion at his own, then it will be his/her own wish. However, forcible conversions should not be accepted.

One thing more, knowledge of Vedas and ashtang yoga mentioned in Vedas is not a sect. Vedas emanate at the beginning of the earth when no present sects existed. So the knowledge of Vedas can be listened and practice of ashtang yoga can be done in every sect. For the same, no conversion is required.

Tariq: The meaning of Bishnu Yash, his father and mother's name, village name etc indicates that Prophet Md is also described in various Hindu scriptures. Please share your comments.
Swami Ramswarup: The word "Bishnu" is actually spelt as "Vishnu". The word Vishnu is made from root word "Vishlari" which means omnipresent. As you know that there is only one God, but His names are unlimited according to His qualities. So, one quality of God is also that He is omnipresent. Therefore, Vishnu is the name of the one Almighty God who has no father and mother, because God is not made by anyone.

Secondly, Vishnu name can be spelt in respect of any human-beings as well who can never be called God because he can never be omnipresent.

As far as Vedas, shastras, Upanishads, Valmiki Ramayana, Mahabharata (Bhagwad Geeta) Tulsi Ramayana and other ancient holy books are concerned which I have studied till date, the name of Hazrat Mohhammad Sahib has not been mentioned therein, please.

Ganesh: I saw a serial in the TV, where they have shown about a shastra which was written by King Rawan of Sri Lanka. I would like to know what is the name of that shastra?
Swami Ramswarup: There are two types of books at present. One written by rishis-Munis, great ancient saints etc. Secondly, those which have been written by ordinary men-women. The books written by men/women can't be considered authentic, please. So if there is a book in which it is stated that king Ravanna has written such shastra, the same is not authentic. The character of Ravanna written in Valmiki Ramayana, which is an authentic holy book, does not state that Ravanna wrote a shastra.

Krishan Chander: I am a very busy man, I can give much time in meditation. Can you please tell that in how many days can I achieve peace? Means In how many days and how many hours should I practice the astang yog to get mental satisfaction?
Swami Ramswarup: It depends on an aspirant that for how long he can do ashtang yoga practice daily. However, one hour in the morning and one hour in the evening are sufficient for a beginner. The ashtang yoga philosophy however, must be learnt from an acharya who knows four Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy. The aspirant must do practice ashtang yoga in his guidance.

Sarita: In my dreams I see many giant & large snakes in ocean and ponds. I get scared. What does it mean?
Swami Ramswarup: Though dreams are false but still are not good to be seen. So, one should do havan and Gayatri mantra jaap daily with prayer to God to stop, dreams.

Sarita: How we can teach spiritual education to children?
Swami Ramswarup: It will be better if you seek a local acharya who knows Vedas, so that more family may contact him to listen Vedas' preach at least once or twice in a week. You must also perform daily havan even with gayatri mantra by which your children will be inspired. If possible one or two pages of Vedic holy books must be read before the children. I have written some Vedic spiritual books, list of which is on the site.

Nayeem: I have heard of many types of yogas. I wanted to know which is the oldest form of yoga and/or which is best for attaining peace of mind?
Swami Ramswarup: At the beginning of earth, the knowledge of Vedas emanates direct from God. About one arab 96 crores, 8 lakhs and 53 thousands years ago, this universe was created, when knowledge of Vedas emanated. In Vedas, only Ashtang yoga philosophy has been mentioned. Vedas are self-proof. So there is only one ashtang yoga philosophy which is authentic. In ashtang yoga there are eight parts of yoga philosophy, i.e., Yam, niyam, asan, prannayam, pratyahar, dharnna, dhyan and Samadhi. Details of the same have been briefed by me in Patanjal Yog-darshan--- Pt I & II with Hindi detailed description.

Nayeem: I request you to provide me the correct breathing technique at the time of meditation/pranayam?
Swami Ramswarup: Though your desire to learn prannayam philosophy is highly appreciated but the same technique can only be preached in person, please. It can not be described here or in the book. It must always be learnt personally. Otherwise, it will not be beneficial. However, to know yoga philosophy in detail, please read my book stated above.

Nayeem: I wanted to know which posture is best for meditation/pranayam; Padamasan, Shavasan, or Ekpadasan?
Swami Ramswarup: There are several asans which are being preached nowadays. But according to Patanjal Yog Shastra, 10 to 12 asans are sufficient to do daily. When an aspirant does asan under guidance of a yoga teacher, he automatically tells about the posture. One thing more that the main asan is siddhasan and thereafter Padamasan. So prannayam, meditation must be done on Siddhasan or Padamasan. Such knowledge must be taken in person from the yoga teacher who knows Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy.

Nayeem: What is the breathing technique during asanas?
Swami Ramswarup: While doing pavanmukta asan breathing is stopped for some time. In other asan there must be normal breathing. So every asan or knowledge of Yog Philosophy must be learnt in person from the yoga teacher as stated above. Therefore presence of the teacher is essential.

Nayeem: Please suggest any one asana and one pranayama that need to be done daily?
Swami Ramswarup: Siddasan is good and lom-vilom prannayam in the beginning is also good. But the same must be learnt from the yoga teacher personally. I am away and can't teach you from here, please.

Anita: What precautions should a pregnant lady take during eclipse?
Swami Ramswarup: Grahann must not be seen direct from eye. Better if the lady remains in the house for that particular time.

Sonal: Is this mentioned in Vedas that Brahamans is the upper most cast and these cast were created by GOD?
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas tell that the caste is not by birth. Please read the article on caste system.

N Sriram: I heard from my Guru who taught me dowsing technique in 1998 that everything in this world gets destroyed once every 17,000 years. He also told that nothing ever happened on this earth as depicted in Ramayana or Mahabharat as these are only stories and not real life stories as it has been written.
Swami Ramswarup: The views quoted by you are not according to Vedas and science. There are three matters which are eternal and are not destroyed i.e., Almighty God, souls and Prakriti. Prakriti is non-alive matter whereas God and souls are alive. From Prakriti, this universe is created by God. At a fixed time, automatically the universe is destroyed and turned again into Prakriti. Again from Prakriti, the world is created and this process is eternal, immortal and will remain forever. So the matter changes its shape but is indestructible. Human-bodies have also limited time and is destroyed, but will not take time of 17,000 years. As regards creation, it has time of about 4 arab years. At present about one arab, 97 crores have passed of its creation. The said statement is totally based on Vedas and is therefore true. Mahabharat and Valmiki Ramayana were written by Vyas Muni and Rishi Valmiki jee respectively. A rishi never writes a false story or drama, etc. as he has no time for such work. So, the said epics are true. It is sad that nowadays people have forgotten the Vedas and the life history of ancient, true rishis, munis and false self-made Gurus who are against the Vedas have spread illusion all over with the result the truth has been hidden.

Dipendra: What is mukti? What is shanti? How to get both?
Swami Ramswarup: Mukti means to be free like a prisoner who is freed from jail. We the human-beings are bound in the good or bad deeds, to be faced. Therefore we sometimes feel happiness and sometimes sorrow due to the effect of good or bad deeds of our previous lives'. We are still doing pious deeds or sins in our present life which are to be faced in future births. So when an aspirant seeks shelter of a learned acharya, he starts real worship of God and burns all his previous and present good/bad deeds. Thus, he becomes free from facing result of any deed which is called Mukti (salvation).

When the above aspirant controls his bad desires he feels peace (shanti), other wise people are always worried to fulfill their desires.

Aarti Pandya: Since last 2-3 years I have developed much interest in our Vedas. I would like to study them in depth. Please guide me how should I go ahead? I would like to do research on our Shastras also but would like to start with Vedas. Please suggest me some good books or other availabilities from which I can get the information. My mother tongue is Gujarati but can understand English and Hindi and also Sanskrit.
Swami Ramswarup: Your desire is highly appreciated because every person gets human body for the same, as is quoted in Vedas. Actually, an experienced, learned acharya of Vedas is needed in this way to preach the Vedas. For-example--- Shri Ram listened to Vedas from his Guru Vasisth. Sita mata listened to Vedas from her Guru Shatanandjee etc. Now-a-days, books are printed yet the fundamental law of God that Vedas are to be listened from an acharya, are unchangeable. However, before listening the Vedas, you must study some Vedic books which will help you to understand Vedas' philosophy and to get peace of mind. I have written some Hindi and English books on Vedas and would advise you to study some of them. List of books is given below, please. After regular study of the books, then the matter of listening Vedas philosophy will be discoursed through e-mail, please.

As regards shastras, shastras were written by the Rishis only after studying Vedas' first. So when you'll be able to study Vedas then you'll automatically be able to understand six shastras and even all holy books of the world.

Deepak Bhai: If u say Krishna was only yogi and everything happen with Parmatma's wish than how come Krishna got so much name and fame, without wish of God?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, Shri Krishna Maharaj was a complete yogi and Almighty God manifested within him. He was not God but equivalent to God as God gives all His powers to such yogis. But still one power to create and destroy the universe is not given to the yogi. Everything does not happen with Parmatma's wish. According to Yajurveda mantra 7/48, we, the human-beings are free to do pious deeds or sins but result is awarded by God in the shape of happiness and sorrows respectively. Names are given by parents or society at their own and not by God.

K K Khatri: I want to know that, if a guru taking whiskey, meal and making fashion giving his money on interest then is it possible that he can make good for others? Should we have to faith on him?
Swami Ramswarup: The qualities quoted by you are not of a true guru but ordinary man who is against the Vedas, eternal religion and laws of Almighty God. I believe your soul (ATMA) also denies such gurus that is why you have put your Good question please. Please read the article on About Gurus and True Saints.

Mahesh: Where should be the place for pitar devata?
Swami Ramswarup: In Vedas, pitr means parents, grand father, grand mother etc., and if they are alive, they will live with family. Second meaning of pitr is acharya (spiritual master) who lives at his place. Third meaning of pitr is the elderly people who have gone to heavenly abode and they have either taken next birth or attained salvation according to their deeds and for the said pitr, the question to make any place does not arise.

Anonymous: Should married couples, who live close by the groom's parents be consulting them for advice, or discuss matters amongst one another first before seeking parental advice? Should they tell all good and bad events to the parents or consult each other first?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, the couple must take advise from parents and even from learned persons. It will be better if the couple first discusses the matter between themselves and then goes to parents for final advice. Yes, the couple must tell Good or bad events to the parents but within their defined limits.

Anonymous: I have been following your preaching for the last few years. Can I visit ashram for a week or so to gain knowledge?
Swami Ramswarup: I am glad that you have obeyed and are working hard as a student which is a Vedic requirement.

There is no objection about your coming here but first permission of your parents is essential as well. I hope you'll get the permission to come here for a week. If your parents permit you to come alone then you're welcome here. My blessings to you for a long, happy life.

Dr Vivek Arya: A question about Bhaishya puran..
Swami Ramswarup: There 18 Puranns but the learned of Vedas do not accept them as authentic being mostly against the Vedas. Avtar of Almighty God is not possible, please.

Shailesh Garg: The most of the population today is "White" man and "Yellow - or Mongoloid" man. However our ancient records do not talk about these races. We have Vanar, Asur, Daitya, Arya, Naga etc. who are described, but none of these match either White or Yellow races.
Swami Ramswarup: Ancient culture means Mahabharata epic containing only 10,000 shlokas, Valmiki Ramayana and other holy books written by ancient Rishis only. 18 Puranns are not considered authentic by the learned of Vedas. Most ancient holy and scientific books are four Vedas i.e., Rig-Veda, Yajurveda, Sam-Veda and Atharvaveda which do not tell your above quoted views, please. So we were not vanar and nags. Devtas and Asur are still there. Devta means he who has controlled his five senses, five perceptions and mind and always does pious deeds according to Vedas. Asur ( Rakshasa)--- devil means who does sins and is always against the Vedas. Arya means the said devta. So devta, Arya, asur/Daitya are still there. We were men and women and will remain as it is according to the tradition of the creation of God. Creation is unchangeable, say Vedas, as per Rig-Veda mantra 10/190/3.

Shailesh Garg: The histories of these White or Yellow races is untraceable beyond last 5000 years.
Swami Ramswarup: The birth is according to the atmosphere and environment. So colour of the human-beings is according to atmosphere, environment and breed. So colours like black, yellow and white etc., are accordingly.

Shailesh Garg: Who are these people? Are these also originated from Manu or they are some genetically modified people probably by an alien race?
Swami Ramswarup: Manu was a Rishi and king of this earth. No Rishi or man can originate human-beings. The creation is the deed of only Almighty God.

Shailesh Garg: There is remarkable amount of aggression in White and Yellow races, almost equal to carnivorous animals. They have this tendency to hog all resources, and are very intolerant to other people's viewpoint. They are almost completely focused on material aspects. These qualities are "Non-aryan". Is it possible that these are created by scheming aliens to defeat and dehumanize Aryans?
Swami Ramswarup: Aggression is always due to uncontrol over five senses, five perceptions and mind. The same is further due to the lack of knowledge of Vedas, worship and practice of yoga philosophy. Aggression is also due to the previous lives' bad deeds. So, one must control the anger by doing daily worship of God according to Vedas. So, it is not created by aliens etc.

Surekha: Why is there sadness?
Swami Ramswarup: Sadness is due to the illusion and effect of previous lives' deeds. One must do hard work to earn more and more money. Still money must not be spent unnecessary. One must do name jaap of God ----"OM" daily. In addition, he must do havan daily from Gayatri mantra with its meaning. Illusion is over by the said pious deeds and study of Vedas and holy books.

Sunil: Durga bhavani has power in his hand what is the power name?
Swami Ramswarup: Sunil jee, according to Vedas, you have to worship only one formless. Almighty God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. Vedas are self-made proof. The description of Durga, Bhawani is not there in Vedas, please.

Hemant: Aadarniya Swamiji When each and every person may he be an ordinary man or a saint or mahapursh, once the atma leaves this physical body there is no relation left back with the people he was with. Then also today many people have practice of rituals performing for ancestors, etc? Is this correct? And many people remember many saints, etc. They usually offer any sort of services to them. My question is when the soul leaves this physical body & departs & gets next birth according to his karmas than why should we really remember them? Or in case of saints we the souls leaves their physical body & departs they have said to attained moksha or salvation and have united with the Almighty God then if we worship & ask them for anything, I think so that this would obstruct the path. Therefore I think so that we should not worship but we can remember them & their followings which they have laid for us (in case of Sant & mahatmas). Please explain me is this correct or please guide me in this matter as stated in Vedas. When a soul leaves physical body, the soul gets next birth according to his karmas. My question here is do bhoot, pisach exist? If yes, how they take birth and how they die? In Hinduism there are said to exist 84 lakh yoonis in which the soul roams according to his karmas. Do soul become bhoot, pisach? If yes how? And how are they relived from this yooni?
Swami Ramswarup: About the practice of rituals performed for ancestors, it is not according to Vedas, please. Because when soul leaves the body then body is burnt here and soul takes next birth (next body) of man, woman, animal, birds, etc., after thirteen days of death. Within these thirteen days, soul remains in 'Sushupt stage' i.e., comma like stage. So the soul even can't be ghost etc., and can't harm anyone. Without body soul can't even eat etc.

So, services to the departed soul, is against the Vedas and is not therefore correct. We remember the departed souls only for their pious deeds. For-example, parents gave us birth and nursed us etc. The great saints or dignitaries like Shri Ram, Shri Krishna, Swami Dayanand etc., are remembered only for their greatest deeds which they did for themselves as well as for public to maintain peace, to unite nation, to kill the sorrows of the public etc. They gave a lot of spiritual as well as knowledge of worldly pious duties etc. So we remember them to follow their preach. However, their worship or prayer to them will be of no use please, according to Vedas.

So no question of bhoot, pishach etc., please. This all is blind faith. You're advised to read my book----- "VEDAS - A DIVINE LIGHT".

Hemant: In Hindu dharma panchayatan is mentioned and thirty three crore Gods are mentioned to exist and most of the people worship these sagun form of Gods. One you have answered me that there is only one Ishwar who doesn't take avatar or incarnate than in Hindu dharma lord Vishnu has taken Dashavatar, Lord Mahadev has taken twelve avatar and so on my question is if Almighty God doesn't take avatar than who are these Gods?
Swami Ramswarup: s is also mentioned in yajurveda mantra 40/8, there is only one formless, omnipresent, almighty God who is only to be worshipped. Due to lack of knowledge of Vedas, for the last about five thousand years i.e., after Mahabharata war, the study of Vedas has been forgotten and therefore the man-made worships have taken place. In Vedas, there are only five alive devtas. i.e., mother (who gives birth), father (who nurses), Atithi (who has at least knowledge of one Veda), Acharya, i.e., spiritual Guru (who is learned of four Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy) and fifth is the Supreme Almighty God. So we have to give regard to first four, as they give us birth, education and acharya even gives salvation and the fifth who is the Supreme God is only to be worshipped.

Beside the said five alive devtas, there are only thirty-three non-alive devtas like eight vasus, i.e., earth, sun, etc., eleven rudra i.e., ten prann and soul, twelve aditya i.e., 12 months, then Prajapati i.e., Yajyen and Indra i.e., the agni which is seen in the sky.

So no question of thirty-three crore devtas, as the same have not been mentioned in the Vedas, please.

Anil Kumar: One Guruji told the mantra and with that mantra, we have to do meditation. While in Dhyan, some automatic movements happen and we feel like Kundalani Jagran. Can you comment on this way of meditation please?
Swami Ramswarup: Kundalini jagran is not possible by repeating mantra only, it requires practice of ashtang yoga philosophy also, please. So is the case of Samadhi. Samadhi is attained by practicing YAM, NIYAM, ASAN, PRANAYAM, PRATYAHAR, DHARNNA, DHYAN, AND THEN SAMADHI. Samadhi means the control on five senses, five perceptions, mind and then the realization of God. The said statement is according to four Vedas please which cannot be denied being authentic. According to Vedas, avtar is also not possible, please.

Dhanesh Padhya: I have started doing havan daily. I am trying to do it twice. Thank you for showing the right way to worship God.
Swami Ramswarup: NOT ONLY ME BUT REALLY Almighty God is pleased from those who perform daily havan as told by God Himself in Vedas. So I also bless you for a long happy life to do real worships of God which also spreads knowledge of Vedas and gives benefit to the public.

Vinod: I am from Pakistan. Why are we prohibited to eat meat? In Geeta or other holy books, I have not read whether we are forbidden to eat meat.
Swami Ramswarup: Mostly the people give statements without studying Vedas. Vegetarian food like milk, ghee, curd and all vegetables, etc., IS ALLOWED BY God in Vedas. So question of killing the live vanaspati does not arise. On the contrary, God does not permit non-vegetarian, say all the Vedas. The knowledge of Vedas emanates direct from God at the time of beginning of earth. So in this creation, the Vedas are the oldest knowledge originated about one arab 97 crore years ago. In all four Vedas, God has prohibited non-vegetarian, please.

Alvin Lal: What is the kartaveya of a Guru? How many times should a Guru ask for Chanda or Bhiksha?
Swami Ramswarup: Duty of a guru is to preach a disciple about the knowledge of four Vedas and Ashtang Yoga Philosophy. The same knowledge is required to know all matters (Science etc.,) of the Universe, duties of human-beings and real worship of God. The said preach is required to obtain the motto of human- life i.e., to burn all the previous/present lives' sins to attain salvation while discharging all moral duties. A true Guru who is learned of Vedas will never ask for Chanda etc. However, in the ancient times when students lived in Gurukul either poor or of middle class or belonging to royal family etc., then only the disciples used to go to take Bhiksha (for survival) only from three family houses and not more than three.

Alvin Lal: When doing daan to poor people or purohit/pandits/archarya's, say if do a daan of rice and lentils along with money. Does the pandit then take some out from his daan or dachina and give some back to you? Is this tradition or prampara? For example a pandit performs a puja at your house and at the end we give a dachina of rice, lentils, sugar, money, clothes, etc. Does he then give some of the rice or lentils back from his dachina?
Swami Ramswarup: Procedure of Daan (rice, lentils etc.) was not in force in the ancient times as the said procedure is not mentioned in Vedas, please. Dakshinna is only awarded to a learned acharya of Vedas and yoga philosophy when he performs holy Yajyen and preaches Vedic knowledge. A purohit who knows Vedas is also entitled for dakshinna when he performs havan and pious sanskar.

Alvin Lal: I have been doing hawan as mentioned by you using Gayatari Mantra. I am very grateful for this. However at the start (where you say to chant Gayatri three times by heart, and focus between the eyes) it is really hard to focus the mind, as the mind keeps wandering here and there, keeps getting distracted by sounds. What can we do to focus properly then perform Hawan?
Swami Ramswarup: To focus properly between the two eyebrows (Agya chakra) one will have to learn and act on ashtang yoga philosophy from yam, niyam, asan, prannayam, pratyahar and dharnna. When perfection is attained in dharna then naturally the meditation (concentration between two eyebrows) will be attained. I would advise you to read my Hindi book--- Patanjal-Yog Darshan (Hindi Vyakhya Sahit)----- Pt.I & II in which the ashtang yoga matter has been briefed in detail. However, still one should sit on asan to concentrate between two eyebrows with a deep thinking of the Gayatri mantra with its meaning. If you can come here, then I can explain all in person.

Alvin Lal: When doing Hawan, as a married person with two kids under three, is it better to do Hawan as a family or as one person, i.e. myself?
Swami Ramswarup: Actually the havan is meant for family. It gives unlimited benefits to the Yajmaan and his family.

Alvin Lal: When praying to god which side should the wife sit, left or right side?
Swami Ramswarup: Better if she sits on left side, please.

Alvin Lal: Scientists have common knowledge that pretty much the right side of the human brain gets utilized the most, the left side does very little if nothing at all. Is there any yoga practise or anything mentioned in the Vedas, that we can use to train ourselves to use both sides of the brain thereby giving us a higher level of intelligence and therefore a better understanding of God?
Swami Ramswarup: Actually only some important cells of brain work daily of a normal person. When an aspirant does Yajyen and ashtang yoga practice then a day comes when his several cells of brain and even body are awakened and at this stage the whole mind starts working. In yog shastra, the said stage of a Yogi is stated, "RITAMBHARA TATRA PRAGYA" i.e., the mind of a Yogi at this stage has attained truth.

"TAJJAHA SANSKAROANYASANSKARPRATIBANDHEE" i.e., the stage of such a Yogi is not now ordinary but is changed totally. He is no more considered ordinary man.

Deepak Bhai: Can we do havan in night also at 10 pm after coming back from job? Can I keep flowers and diya bati to my master Guruji photo?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, please. Havan can be performed in night also. It will give you hundred percent benefit of spiritualism but the benefit to spread all the matters offered in aahuti in atmosphere for purification will not be obtained which is obtained only when Yajyen is performed in sunlight.

Actually flowers are not to be plucked otherwise they will stop giving fragrance to the air for purification etc. Instead, the plucked flowers will decay will emit smell which will be harmful. Similarly diyabati is also not required for non-alive photo.

Sreekanth: Which is better form of worship: constantly repeating a mantra or chanting the vishnu sahasranam?
Swami Ramswarup: The best worship of God has been mentioned by God Himself in four Vedas especially in Samveda. It is said that mostly people now a days, are not aware of the said fact due to not listening Vedas.

K D Gupta: Geeta says Vasudewa Sarvamiti but which Vasudewa that in bhagwat for grahgraste gajendre or stambhe sabhayam na mrigam na manusham or as Geeta says vrishninam vasudewasmi or as goswamiji says agun aroop alakh aj joi bhakt hetu soi sagun so hoi then why to go to sagun it is always nirgun brahma which is always available to gyani and no bhakti is thus required? Please explain.
Swami Ramswarup: I translate here the Bhagwad Geeta shlok 7/19 in this reference to question please.

Meaning: Shri Krishna Maharaj says that "while doing Vedic worship in number of births, that person who realizes/experiences at the end of his present birth that Vasudev is everything i.e., God is present in each and every matter of universe, he only realizes God but such great personality is rarely seen in the universe."

Idea: It is very essential to understand the meaning of the word, "Vasudev" in context of Vedas. "Vaasuhu" and "Vasuhu" words originate from the root word 'Vas'. The words "Vaasuhu" and "Vasuhu" imply He who resides in all and in whom every matter of the universe resides/dwells i.e., He who harbours the entire universe within Himself and entire universe resides within Himself (this unchangeable law is mentioned in Yajurveda mantra 40/6). So the above shloka of Geeta also relates to the said Ved mantra.

Shri Krishna maharaja has always preached from Vedas. Hence, the word "Vasudev" means the God who gives us food, water, human body and everything to survive. He creates the universe and holds all the matters and gives shelter to all.

In Rigveda mantra 10/122/1, "Vasu" word has been mentioned. In the said Rigveda mantra, the meaning of the said word 'Vasu' is the God who gives shelter to all within His knowledge and wisdom of light i.e., the eternal unchangeable, unlimited knowledge and power of God creates the universe and the same knowledge and power nurses and destroys the universe.

In Rig-Veda mantra 1/9/9, "Vasupatim" word has been stated. Vasupatim= Vasu+ patim. Here 'Pati" means 'Lord' and 'Vasu' means the "creator of fire, earth, air, space etc., i.e., all matters of universe. So 'Vasupatim' means the 'Lord of all the matters of the universe" like fire, earth, sun, moon, air, space, etc., etc.

The same idea has also been mentioned in 40/6 that the learned person who after studying Vedas and doing hard practice of ashtang yoga has realized God and sees that all the non-alive matters of the universe reside/remain in God and in every article he sees omnipresent God, he only drives himself away from sorrows, sadness and misunderstanding on any matter of the world (worldly or spiritual). Shri Krishna Maharaja has used the divine, eternal word "Vasudev" in the above shlok in respect of Almighty God. So, here the Vasudev word has not been used either for Shri Krishna or for his respectable father.

Neeraj: As per your answer to my earlier question: Vedas are self proof, in Vedas there is only one formless, omnipresent, omniscient and Almighty God to be worshiped. Then why many a general people are worshiping a large number of different devies and devtas? Why many of them are going to Vaishno Devi, Jagannath Puri, Swaran Mandir, Amar Nath, Kali Mata mandir at Kolkata and many other different places for different devi/devtas? Many says that God is there in ourselves and we are search Him in our inner-self then why many a people are searching Him outside at various pilgrims? If there is only One God then what is the necessity of different devi/devtas like Lord Shiva, Lord Krishna and Goddess Durga? Moreover people are very much falling in love, worship and dedication towards them and NO love for only ONE Almighty God who is shapeless and formless? Please help me?
Swami Ramswarup: Uptil the Mahabharata period, only the eternal knowledge of four Vedas was in force among all the human beings. Present sects had not originated at that time. So learned person are bound to think about the present worship of devi/devtas etc., and the eternal worship of one God. It is revealed that now there are two types of worships:
i). Eternal worship mentioned in four Vedas which emanates direct from God. So the said worship is God made wherein God has briefed His divine deeds, knowledge and power etc., which were realized by the ancient Rishis by following the Vedic path only. Sri Ram, Sri Krishna, Sita, Madalsa, Janak Acharya-Gargi, Vyas Muni, Patanjali Rishi i.e., several Rajas and the Rishis followed the Vedic path only because the present sects had not originated till that time.

ii). After Mahabharata period, the sun of the Vedas eternal knowledge of Vedas began to set down. For-example, in the absence of the sun in the sky naturally the earth will be covered by the darkness. Similarly, in the absence of spreading the knowledge of the four Vedas, illusion began to cover the earth.

So new worship, new path began to be started by the human beings at their own. In this connection, a beautiful chaupayee has also been stated by Tulsidas jee as follows:
"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.

VARN DHARAM NAHIN ASHRAMCAHRI,
SHRUTI VIRODH RAT SAB NAR-NARI.
Meaning: In Kalyug, mostly the people have become against the Vedas. They do not adopt the eternal path of Vedas wherein the knowledge of four varnnas (real brahmin, kshatriye etc.,) eternal religion i.e., duties, ashrams i.e., (brahmcharya, grihastha, vanprastha and sanyas) has been mentioned.

So within two or three thousand years the man made worship wherein several devi-devtas are being worshipped, has been spread, please.

Yes, in Vedas, it is clearly mentioned that God is within human body, as is mentioned in Yajurveda mantra 40/5--- "TADANTARASYA SARVASYA", i.e.., God is within all human beings. Rig-Veda mantra 1/164/20 also states:
"DWA SUPARNNA SAKHAYE SAYUJA SAMANAM VRIKSHE", i.e., human body is like a tree in which two birds i.e., God and souls reside together. So the God, by following the Vedic path i.e., by doing Vedic study, havan, name-jaap and ashtang yoga practice is realized within human body of a Yogi. But man-made worship states about outer worship of God in the shape of statue etc., and His darshan (look) in experienced etc., at the spot.

So it is up to the present human beings, which worship suits them. You are again welcome, please.

Anupama: I daughter is a lefty. She even eats and puts havan aahutis by left hand. Is it good or bad?
Swami Ramswarup: My dear daughter, blessings to you all. It is not bad to use left hand as its description is not in Vedas. However, if possible, you may try to make her to use right hand being society matter.

Anonymous: I am suffering from depression. I cannot focus on religious matters. I want to realize God but I am unable to do this because of my illness. Please, please help me to understand why it is happening to me? Is it due to my past karma? Please help me to overcome this illness.
Swami Ramswarup: Human body is awarded by God to face the result of past lives' good or bad deeds in the shape of happiness and sorrows respectively. So we can't blame anybody else for experiencing problems, sickness etc. However, real worship according to Vedas kills all the past sins. So you're advised to please contact a local acharya who knows Vedas and Ashtang yoga philosophy to guide you about the real worship of God. For-example, one should listen Vedas to obey, do havan/Yaj daily, must do name-jaap of God and practice of Ashtang yoga i.e., yam, niyam, asan, prannayam, pratyahar, dharnna, dhyan and Samadhi. The said worship kills the past sins and makes man happy with long life. I am away and can't teach you, please. However, you're advised to read some of my spiritual books. Please try to listen my spiritual CDs or VCD, if possible. This will give you peace.

Anil Kumar: I see some differences in photos of saints after meditation. Can you say why is that?
Swami Ramswarup: Differences occur which is but natural. For-example wrestler does exercises, then difference between his body and face will automatically take place. So is the case of a saint, please.

Neha: Swamiji you are great. This is my 2 question to you. I have already asked you question and I am satisfied by that. How will be my life in future and career?
Swami Ramswarup: Rig-Veda mantra 10/135/1-3 states that we all human beings have come here to face the result of past lives' good or bad deeds in the shape of happiness and sorrows. However, real worship according to Vedas kills all the past sins. So for a student, married, vanprasthee, or sanyasee, life is made long and happy by real worship of God for which one has to make regular contact with an experienced acharya who knows Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy.

August 2007

Tapan Ghosh: Who is Guru Sant Supan Sudarshan in Mahabharata? In which chapter of Mahabharata or Ramayana it can be found?
Swami Ramswarup: During the period of Mahabharata, the Sant mat (sect) was not in vogue. Only Rishi-Munis, Yogis, words were prevalent. So I think there was no such sant in Mahabharata, please.

Tejinder: Which day tulsi plant preferred to offer red chunni?
Swami Ramswarup: Actually there is no mention about such Chunni in Vedas. So I also do not know about the same please. In Vedas, there is only one formless, omnipresent, Almighty God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe, is to be worshiped.

Ashish Chand Srivastava: While performing Jaap for any mantra how does the facing particular direction and type of Mala matters? What should be the Direction mala for Durga mantra and Shani Mantra?
Swami Ramswarup: Actually, the worship of durga and shani has not been mentioned in Vedas. So I also do not know about the same, please. In Vedas, there is only one formless, omnipresent God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe, is to be worshiped.

Amit: I want learn Veda , and learn yoga if it is possible after September. If you are starting a batch there then please inform me.
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, please you may come here in the first week of October 2007.

K D Gupta: A boy in Saharanpur UP has started speaking English and has forgotten Hindi. Science finds no rebirth so no brain or memory can reoccur and hence it is not a question of science. Take the case of adhyatma Geeta says deh yatha noplipyate atma only takes five gyanendriyas and mana and no buddhi or gyan so the case is of not adhyatma. Also please explain.
Swami Ramswarup: This may be the case of cheating, please. Nothing else because there was a case also, may be of Saharnpur, shown on T.V. wherein a boy used to talk only in English and afterwards the media declared that he could understand Hindi and he had learnt English too. Without learning nobody can speak any language.

Rashmi Sahu: I have read enough about caste system and I fully agree with your views and Swami Dayanand Saraswati. But I request you to give mantras from Vedas with detail meaning against support of present day prevailing caste system in India and showing how even people who are considered shudras can achieve highest goal of God realization.
Swami Ramswarup: Chapter 31 of the Yajurveda preaches about divine education of creation. Mantra states that God creates the universe from prakriti then in a sequence He at last gives the knowledge of the four Vedas, as I have told earlier and its brief exists in 7th mantra stating that the knowledge of four Vedas emanates direct from Almighty God. Then in 10th mantra there are some questions as follows----
1. In this creation of God who is exalted/praise-able like mouth?
2. Who possesses strength/power like arms?
3. Who has the power in thigh to do the work of business?
4. Who is low like the feet, i.e., ignorant/foolish/unwise?

The answer is given in the next 11th mantra---
BRAHAMANNOSYA MUKHMAASEED BAHOO RAJANYAH KRITAH. UROO TADASYA YADVAISHYAH PADBHYAAM SHUDRO AJAAYATA.

O! aspirant (ASYA) in this creation of God (BRAHAMANNAH) knower of the Vedas and God (ASEET) is (MUKHAM) the supreme like a mouth in the body (BAHOO) warrior/ powerful like arms (KRITAH) is made (RAJNAYAH) Kshatriya (YAT) and he who (UROO) is able to do hard deeds of business etc., like thigh (TAD) he (ASYA) in this creation (ASEET) is (VAISHYAH) Vaishya i.e., business man (PADBHAYAAM) he who serves (AJAYAT) he take birth as (SHUDRAH) i.e., being indulged in illusion/ignorance etc. So from the above it is clear that in this creation of God, man and woman takes birth and are defined as BRAHMANN, KSHATRIYA, VAISHYA and SHUDRA, according to their qualities as briefed above.

So the God has not made the caste system by birth but based on present life's deeds. The caste system has led to