Ojaswi: Swami ji i want to know what is the actual meaning of akaal mrityu and what are reasons behind it?
Swami Ram Swarup: Nowadays, the meaning of Akal Mrityu is stated as the death which was not expected or should not have come. This matter relates to early death but as per Vedas, there is no mention of Akal Mrityu because every death takes place according to fundamental law of Almighty God mentioned in Vedas.
So, either the death is early or after occurs after attaining long life. Every death is under the control of Almighty God because He is our lord. We’ve come here to face the result of previous lives deeds and present lives’ deeds will be faced in next births. In this connection Rigveda mantra 10/135/1,2 refers such karmas involve a person to be happy, sad or face death etc.
Deepak: Guruji charan sparsh. I want to ask if we have to choose one between havan yoga and meditation some times what we should give preference
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. I’ve written detailed comments on Patanjal Yog Darshan (in Hindi). So, I would advise you, if possible, to read the said book. In the book, I’ve clarified according to Vedas that Vedas and Yoga Philosophy is not separate but one and the same thing. Vedas educate us first to perform Yajyen, do name jaap and thereafter practise Ashtang Yoga Philosophy i.e., meditation, asan etc. therefore we’ll have to continue both – hawan and practice of Yoga philosophy together to destroy our previous lives’ deeds to attain long, happy life. So, better if we pay our full attention on the matter quoted above for which we’ve been blessed by God with present human life. Otherwise, you may select morning or evening time available accordingly to do hawan once and meditation other time.
Arya: Namaste Swami ji, does god forgive our sins or not, can you explain me please. Thanks
Swami Ram Swarup: Namaste please. According to the fundamental law of the Vedas, God never forgives the sins. However, He has become kind enough on the human beings to advise a path to destroy sins by performing Yajyen in the presence of learned Acharya of Ved and Yoga Philosophy and to practise Ashtang Yoga. The said pious worship destroys the sins because the said way has been advised by God Himself.