Ashwin: Swamiji, my pranams to you.
Q1.What is your opinion about the number of souls in the whole universe?Are they finite or infinite?During the inception of civilization i.e. creation,are the Vedas revealed to every four chosen souls in each earth of this universe?What is your opinion about the size of the universe?Is it finite or infinite?
Q2.Is it not a sin to use animals as vehicles as it causes pain to them?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you.
1.) The souls are constant. The knowledge of four Vedas emanates direct from Formless, Almighty God in the beginning of every creation. You see, God is unchangeable, unchallengeable and immortal. So, are the Vedas, i.e., Vedas are unchangeable. You see, God is Almighty and learned of learneds. God never commits any mistake and any types of forgetfulness or to give knowledge in parts etc. Therefore, the knowledge of the Vedas is always unchangeable, immortal and everlasting. Souls are also having the same divine qualities. The size of the universe is limited whereas God is unlimited, say all four Vedas.
2.) Horses and bullocks are used carrying luggage etc. Horses are also used in chariots. All this is permitted in Vedas but it is not permitted that we give any kind of violence, troubles, problems etc. Otherwise, it would be a great sin and punishment is awarded by the God for the sin and we have to love them and nurse them at the level of best.
Dr. Harish Arya: What is the role of God in the death of the body?
Swami Ram Swarup: Death and birth are controlled by God and are awarded based on the pious deeds and sins. God has given us duties to perform especially in Yajurveda. In case of death God has preached in thirty ninth chapter of Yajurveda and also in mantra 40/17 that how to manage a cremation of a dead body. If we follow it, then we gain pious result otherwise sin.
H K: Koti Koti Pranaam Guruji, Mein Aap se TV se judi hoo. Guruji mere mata pita ki apas mein banti nahi hai.Mujhe 2 choti sister’s hai dono ki sadhi ho chuke hai. Guruji mere sadhi mein rukawat aa rahe hai jisse gharwale parashan hai. Meri sadhi fix ho chuki hai magar sadhi mein mein rukawat aa rahe hai .Working hoo lekin kamyab nahi hoo. Guruji mujh per aur mere ghar per kirpa karo.
Swami Ram Swarup: Mata-pita kee aapas mein jo nahin banti hai weh unke liye bhi aur aapke liye bhi bahut badi pareshanee ka matter hai. aap apne kisi buzurg rishtedaar se zaroor prarthna karein ki weh is samasya ko suljha dein. Aapki shadi tay ho gayee hai. Yeh bahut achchee baat hai. Mera bhi ashirwad hai. lekin jo rukawat hai weh bhi aapke buzurg rishtedaar milkar door kar saktey hain. Aap apnee earning ko aur zyada badane kee koshish karein kyunki bina earning ke shadi aur pareashaniyan daal deitee hai. Rukavtein pichchley janmon ke karmaphal se aatee hain. Unhe door karne ke liye aap rozana Gayatri mantra se agnihotra karein. Ishwar kripa sab theek ho jayega. Mera bhi tumhe ashirwad.
HOW TO DO HAVAN
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 Gayatri 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 AMRITO 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 Gayatri mantra again and again till such time the fire is lighted sufficiently. Then chant the Gayatri 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
Hard working, devotion, dedication, honesty, services to the parents and elders to follow eternal religion mentioned in Vedas, practice of Ashtang Yoga, discharging moral duties to get progress in education, science simultaneously with spiritualism like, daily havan, to be in contact with the learned Acharya, to get his advice, are some of the pious deeds which make the future bright and obliterate the sorrows, problems, diseases, etc.
One must wake up early in the morning for early morning walk and exercises, must sit on meditation and chant holy name of God, must be away from any addiction and non-vegetarian. Such pious actions lead to long, happy life and bright future.
Shashi: Guru ji pranam kya aap mujhe shrimad bhagwatgeeta Tritya bhag (adhyayaa 13 to 15) mere add per bhjwane kee kripa karenge bahut dhanyawaad
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Gurpreet:Swami ji, i have white coating on my tongue which cause bad smell. Suggest some ways to get rid of this disease.
Swami Ram Swarup: You are advised to contact a medical authority for the treatment of your tongue.
Prasad: I would like to to teach Mahabaratha to my children. The most hunting thought is that how can we explain and justify immoral practices of Draupadi (5 husbands at a time) and Kunti (her 5 sons are of different people). Swamiji please help me by giving a correct idea.
Swami Ram Swarup: It is a false statement that Draupadi had five husbans. In this connection, I paste my article as under-
Draupadi married with only one husband i.e., King Yudhishthir. False stories have destroyed our Indian eternal culture of Vedic philosophy. We must now try to contact with learned acharya of Vedas and Yoga Philosophy who are only capable to preach us truth. Regarding King Yudhishthir, I paste my article below for your information please.
Multiple husbands of Draupadi and multiple wives of Sri Krishna
No, please. Draupadi had only one husband i.e., Yudhishthir Maharaj and Sri Krishna was a great Yogi and Brahamchari. Sri Krishna had two wives only – Rukmanni and Satyabhama. Only Purannas like Bhagwat Puranna has told about several wives of Sri Krishna which is not mentioned in Mahabharat etc. If multiple brothers are keeping one wife then it is a great sin. In Mahabharat, it is clearly states that when Arjun won Draupadi in swayamvar then Draupadi’s father Drupad, when asked Arjun to marry then Yudhishthir replied King Drupad that he (Yudhishthir) is elder brother of Arjun. And immediately King Drupad agreed to marry of his daughter with Yudhishthir only. Rest of the four brothers i.e., Arjun, Bheem, Nakul and Sahdev had their own separate wives. The Pandavas were princes. Even their public could not go against Vedas to keep a wife by 2, 3 or 4 brothers then what to talk about princes. Indian culture has been ruined by foreigners and now is being ruined by us due to illusion.
I would also advise you to read our magazine to gain more knowledge. The magazine worth Rs.10/-, excluding postal charges can be sent on receipt of your postal address, if you desire. If your address is received, before 2nd April, then postal charges will not be paid by you. As regards Kunti, she got sons following Vedic path- Niyog.
So, teachings of Mahbharat can be given without any hesitation.
Vishal:Give some thoughts and some information about Shastra sanrakshanam evam sanskrit bhasha vikas that is “Conservation of sanskrit literature and evolution of sanskrit language. Please can you give me some details about this above written topic.
Swami Ram Swarup: The job is lengthy, please. So, send your postal address and I will sure send you an article on the said topic in writing.