Vishal: Namaste Guruji, I want to know is it compulsory to make guru. As I am reading on Agniveer Site it is not compulsory. They commented that Ishwar is Guru of all. So, it is not necessary to make Guru to get Moksha or realization of God.. If someone find a suitable man worthy for being guru than O.K. otherwise God is the First & Last Guru of All. And who were the guru of first four Rishsi who get the knowledge of Veda, not other than Only God. Please clarify your comments on the matter.
Swami Ram Swarup: Namasteji.
According to Vedas, a spiritual master, who is learned of Vedas, is essential. This is the fundamental law that until the knowledge is given by anybody, the other person can never get knowledge. That is why, in Yog Shastra Sutra 1/26 Rishi Patanjali states that Almighty God is the First Guru of ancient Four Rishis in the beginning of the earth. Thereafter, traditionally, the Rishi-munis have been giving the knowledge to us. Samveda mantra 744 also states that learned acharya/guru is essential.
Ishwar is Almighty therefore by His power, he originated knowledge of four Vedas in heart of ancient four Rishis. That is why, Patanjali Rishi in above quoted sutra has clarified that God was only a Guru of the Four Rishis, at the beginning of the creation. No doubt, by His mercy, we get Vedic knowledge but besides His mercy, God has also stated in Ved mantras that spiritual Vedic acharya is essential who shall first chant Ved mantras, explain them and then the disciple will chant and get the eternal knowledge. In this connection, Rigveda mantra 8/100/11 refers.
So, now we’ve to think whether we should obey God’s preach in Vedas or man’s views.
Sagar: Swamiji thank you for clearing my doubts.now that i know sanskrit is gods language and its learining is pios deed i would want to learn authentic sanskrit language.swamiji as we all know now that many puranas and geetas are full of false knowledge(120,000 shlokas instead of10.000).is sanskrit also not authentic these days?how would i find a real original sanskrit language learning books or guru?Iam in Uk and dont have much resources here.swamiji please guide me I cannot wait to start learning gods own language.thank you swamiji.
Swami Ram Swarup: You are welcome, please.
To learn pious Sanskrit language, is not a difficult task for a hardworking aspirant but from where is it to be learnt i.e., where is the acharya (guru) who will teach it, it is a problem. In India, there are several gurukuls and also there are other facilities to learn it but in abroad one will have to seek either a gurukul(if it exists there) or an acharya who has learnt traditionally the Sanskrit language by studying Pannini Muni’s grammer, named Varnnouchcharan Shiksha, Ashtadhyayee, Mahabhashya etc.
So, please try to search/seek the above quoted acharya locally.
Deepak: Swamiji charan sparsh thanks for always blessings me, I wanted to request you to bless my son, whose birthday has a birthday recently, he will be 10 years old at that day, second i want to ask if one can not read whole ved , what he should do according ved in social life , i mean after doing yoga havan and naam jap what else one should keep doing in normal life ?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you, my son.
I, heartily shower my blessings to your loving son on his 10th birthday, for a long, happy life and to be a learned one.
No doubts, the main motto of human life is to listen to Vedas, yet daily agnihotra, name jaap of God, practice of Ashtang Yoga, study of Vedic granths and listening of Vedas, when time permits under the guidance of learned acharya while discharging all moral duties will sure enable a person to continue his Vedic worship in the next human-life. However, Vedas are sure to be listened as much as one can.
You see, in the absence of listening Vedas, the tradition of blind faith, unauthentic deeds will not be known and mainly the knowledge of Formless, Almighty God and His power and pious deeds like creation etc., will also not be known. As a result our love for God will not be stable and hence illusion shall advent.