Hitesh: Namaskar swamiji, is palmistry real. Many people say that it is real because many palmist tell the past correctly. I’m little confused.
Swami Ram Swarup: Namaskarji. Present palmistry is against the Vedas so is unauthentic.

Kishore: Pranam Swamiji, By God’s grace I came across this website just now. Thank you very much for your sincere efforts for creating awareness on vedas among the common people like me. I am interested to know more about the vedas. Kindly let me know about how we can be benefited in our day to day activities by learning the vedas. Kindly also let me know regarding the universal message and importance of the vedas. Regards
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you, my son.

You are welcome, please. In day today activities, first we require mental and physical power. Those who follow Vedic preach, they attain the same. Secondly, it is fundamental law that the deeds which are done according to Vedas those are pious deeds and against the Vedas are called sins. So, Vedas give us knowledge by which we destroy the illusion and become capable to decide the truth and thus leave the falsehood. You see, in the absence of Vedas knowledge we will never be able to get the said knowledge and power. The study of Vedas gives us the following knowledge:-


There are three educations/preach about
(i) knowledge – science etc(Gyan) in Rigved,
At the time of every creation, knowledge of four Vedas emanates direct from God and is originated in the heart of four Rishis in non-sexual creation. In the said process, first of all, the knowledge of Rigved advents and originates in the heart of Rishi Agni. In this Veda though the description of every worldly matter right from straw to God has been mentioned but it speaks especially about matters concerning science of the world. God has described qualities/nature of all materialistic articles of the universe. Therefore, the entire mankind must get the benefit of eternal knowledge of Vedas by knowing about right from straw to Brahma i.e., God. The meaning of “Ric” is that wherein the qualities and nature of all matters have been described and the meaning of Veda is knowledge i.e., true knowledge. These words are used in making the pious word “Rigved”.

(ii) In Yajurved, the form of true, pious deeds have been preached. So, in the absence of listening of Yajurved, we can’t know about real moral duties of students, married persons, vanprasthis and sanyasis. Even the moral and social obligations of King, parents, children etc., can’t be known.

(iii) In Samved there is preach about eternal true worship of God like Yajyen, name jaap, practice of Ashtang yoga by following which an aspirant realises God/attains salvation.

(iv) Atharvaved authenticates the above three vedas’ preach. It also contains comprehensive knowledge of medical science.

So, Almighty God who is formless, creates, nurses, destroys and again creates universe. This process is eternal and everlasting. So, at the time of beginning of each non-sexual, the knowledge of above four Vedas emanates direct from God and is originated in the heart of four Rishis. The knowledge is given by the God to the human-beings for their welfare/benefit because until the knowledge is given by somebody, no one can attain the knowledge. In the beginning of the creation, no preacher, guru, acharya, teacher is present there to teach. So, God gives the knowledge.

I also paste my article below:-

Vedas’ Philosophy

God has made universe and blessed us with human body to do pious deeds to attain salvation 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 mantras 10/135/1,2 refer)
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. There are four Vedas:

1. Rig Veda – gives knowledge of science, matter of the universe like sun, moon, air, body etc., etc.

2. Yajurveda – gives knowledge of all the deeds and duties to be performed by men, women, students, leaders, king, agriculturist etc., etc., etc.

3. Samveda – gives knowledge how to worship God who gives peace and long happy life etc. In this way, details of Yoga philosophy, qualities, supreme deeds and nature of the God are also given.

4. Atharvaveda – gives details of God, medical science and details of medicine etc.

Actually in four Vedas there is unlimited knowledge. Yajurveda mantra 40/8 says that God is everywhere, is Almighty, formless, devoid of nervous system, purest, away from sins and does not have to face any result of any karmas (deeds), knows every soul, knows what is in everyone’s mind, no body has made God, but God creates universe, has given the eternal knowledge of four Vedas and always gives the said knowledge at the beginning of every universe to know the science and deeds to all concern. Similarly four Vedas say about God that God is an omnipresent, omniscient, formless, beyond imagination and beyond calculation. Actually God has unlimited qualities. There is only one God who creates, nurses, destroys the universe and recreates. Atharvaveda mantra 4/1/1 also says that God gives the knowledge of Vedas at the beginning of the earth to four Rishis of non-sexual creation. And thereafter only public listens Vedas through Rishis Munis as yet and become learned. Rig-Veda gives knowledge of Almighty, Yajurveda gives knowledge of karmas (deeds), Samveda tells about worship-Yoga philosophy and Atharvaveda about medicines and God. Actually all Vedas commonly says about God also, so this is about Vedas in short. But the knowledge of Vedas is endless.

It is a fundamental law that knowledge is always given by somebody. Otherwise knowledge can’t be gained at any cost. If a new born baby is nursed well in a dense jungle and is not educated then he will not be able to gain any knowledge even if he becomes young or old. So we have to think about the origin of the knowledge prevalent in the world today. In this connection the Vedas themselves say that God gives this knowledge to four Rishis. As said by Rishi Patanjali in Yoga shastra sutra 1/26, God is the first Guru of the four Rishis. Yajurveda mantra 31/7 also refers. This is all in short about Vedas.

The Vedas are not a book, rather it is a knowledge originated in the heart of Rishis. At the time of beginning of the earth those Rishis preached Vedas by mouth and all others remembered the same orally. At that time there was no pen, pencil, paper, etc. This process of studying Vedas orally remained till Mahabharata time. Muni Vyas too remembered Vedas traditionally by heart. Then Muni Vyas for the first time wrote the Vedas on Bhoj patra about 5300 years ago. In 16th century when printing press came into existence then the Vedas were printed. Still Vedas are not those which have been printed but those which are preached by mouth by an Acharya/yogi and the printed Vedas are called Sanhita.

Now if somebody worships a statue etc., then it is their own creation please but Vedas deny. According to Vedas the best worship of the God is Yajyen for which all Vedas are self-proof. Yajurveda mantra 31/16 says that the learned persons worship God by Yajyen.

So many people have asked me that most of the scholars/preachers of different religion state that their religion incorporates all matters of the world including science. What about Vedas? I wrote so many Ved Mantras describing science matters therein. For example, Yajurveda Mantra 3/6 states “Ayam Gauhu Swaha Pitram Puraha Prayan Mataram Prishnihi Aakrameet Asadat”.

This earth revolves around the Sun in the space and it also rotates on its own axis. Vedas are eternal like God because Vedas emanate from God. Now, according to Vedas, this present creation is about 1 Arab, 96 crores, 8 lakh 53,111 years old. So are the Vedas but as said in Rigveda Mantra 10/191/3 the present creation is same as was the previous one and this process of creation is eternal. So are the Vedas which emanate from eternal God. This all concludes that Vedas are the oldest in this creation also and no other book of science, maths or pertaining to spiritualism is written before Vedas.

Like the above example of rotation and revolution of earth, the significance of whole present science is mentioned in Vedas. We can see that whatever is happening in the universe, is all according to the Vedas. For example, occurance of six seasons, actions of Sun, moon, process of death, birth, worship, yoga philosophy, atomic energy, agriculture, animal husbandry, knowledge of politics, administration, architecture, solar energy, knowledge of home appliances like mixer, grinder, business rules, about men, women, children, marriage, Brahamcharya, education, clothes etc., etc., i.e., knowledge right from a straw to Brahma is all in Vedas. God is Almighty and has unlimited powers. So through His power He is able to originate the knowledge of Vedas in the heart of four Rishis without pencil, paper, help of mouth or any other worldly assistance.

We, i.e., the whole world depends on Almighty God but God is forever independent. That is why, He is God. We are the souls who reside in human bodies. We need assistance of senses, perceptions, mind and body to do deeds but not God.

Nowadays, so many saints are writing books. What is the background to write their books? Background is clear that they have first studied or listened the preach from their Gurus, keeping aside the matter of truth or falsehood. And after studying or listening the same, they became able to write the books. So this is also fundamental law, based on which, the ancient Rishis first listened Vedas and when they became learned then only they wrote the Vedic books like Valmiki Ramayana, six shastras, Mahabharat (Bhagwad Geeta), Upanishads, etc., etc. So, first the knowledge of Vedas is initiated in the universe and afterwards other books come into existence.

Somebody may say that human beings have knowledge by their nature to create anything like books etc., but we see that the newly born baby who is nursed in a jungle, in the absence of knowledge of a learned person, he becomes incapable to do anything. Thus, he
can’t be M.A, M.Sc, doctor etc. So there are two types of the words and meanings. First, eternal which are from Almighty God and second, natural made by human beings. Eternal word meanings are always from Vedas i.e., from God. After listening/studying Vedas, human beings become learned and then too based on their own natural knowledge, they make their own words and meanings, literature etc. But it is very much clear that in the absence of knowledge of Vedas, no one can become learned. Nowadays, also people live in dense jungle and do not lead a civilized life because they are not learned as cited above. Vedas are not sects because they emanate direct from God and God is one for all human beings. God creates sun, moon, air, water, food etc., which are meant for the best use of all human beings for their long, happy life. So are the Vedas. So all human beings must accept Vedas as an eternal knowledge from God, for the benefit of whole creation.

I would also advise you to study some of my following books to enter Vedic knowledge and you should also listen to ACDs containing Vedic pravachan and spiritual songs.

List of books is appended below, please —–

3. VEDIC PRAVACHAN SANGRAH(Reprinted) 120.00 118
6. ATMIK UDGAR 51.00 42
7. DIL SE DIL KI BAAT 21.00 20
DIVYA MANNI 100.00 173
11. BHAJAN KIRTAN 40.00 64
EK VEDIC RAHSYA (CHAP. 1-6) 400.00 739
EK VEDIC REHASYA (CHAP. 7-12) 400.00 594
14. SANDHYA MANTRA 25.00 33
EK VEDIC RAHSYA (Chap. 13-15) 250.00 246
(IN HINDI 1-17)

21. VEDAS A DIVINE LIGHT Pt. I 80.00 190
23. VEDAS A DIVINE LIGHT PT. II 121.00 279
25. VEDAS A DIVINE LIGHT PT. IV 100.00 154
26. VEDAS A DIVINE LIGHT PT. V 140.00 104
(Women offenders)
(IN ENGLISH 18-27)

28. VEDA – DIVYA GNANA (translated in Kannada)
(Originally in English as vedas a divine light pt. I ) 120.00 202
(Translated in Tamil) 120.00 218
(Originally in English as VEDAS A DIVINE LIGHT PT. I )
30. VEDA – DIVYA GNANA (translated in Kannada)
(Originally in English as vedas a divine light pt. II ) 100.00 111
(translated in Tamil) 50.00 68


LIST OF CASSETTES & CDs Sung by Swamijee
6. SANT VANNI PT. 1-4 (ACD) 35.00 EACH
10. SAB GOBIND HAI (ACD) 45.00
13. Ved vanni ke updesh (ACD) 36.00

Again, my heartiest blessings to you.

Gajraj: Shraddhey Guruve Namah! As a staunch follower of our “Most Sacred Vedas”,I would like to offer you my small “Oum-Vandana” that we all human beings can recite to pray and praise that Supre me Being in verses. Please, correct if any
mistake Swam Rachit OUM-Prarthana based on our “Most Pavitra-Vedas”

” ओउम -वन्दना “
हे ओउम दीजिये शक्ति, यथोचित काम सभी के आयेंI
दीनों पर करें दया और, जीवों को न कहीं सतायें II
सौरजगत निर्माता स्वम हैं, पृथ्वी जिसका हिस्सा
उसे पलक झांपते विलय कराते, यह वेदों का किस्सा I
सब घूमें जीव स्वतन्त्र यहाँ, कोई परतंत्र ना हो जायें
हे ओउम दीजिये शक्ति, यथोचित काम सभी के आयें II
हो भेदभाव से रहित जगत यह, ईश हमारा सपना
सब जियें यहाँ उस प्रेमभाव से, “मत” हो अपना-अपना I
दो भक्तिभाव हे परमब्रह्म, ना “वेद” विहीन हो जायें
हे ओउम दीजिये शक्ति, यथोचित काम सभी के आयें II
वह तीस करोड़ और सरसठ लाख, वर्ष बीस हजार की गिनती
फिर होगी कथित “प्रलय” द्वापर सम, मिलजुल करते विनती I
ब्रह्माण्ड रचयिता हैं आप, हम सूक्ष्मात्मा कहलायें
हे ओउम दीजिये शक्ति, यथोचित काम सभी के आयें II
पुनः “आदिमनु” पैदा करते, मानवान्तर के स्वामी
तदोपरान्त सृष्टि चलती, वे अग्रज हम अनुगामी I
परमपिता वह सद्बुद्धि दो, गीत आपके गायें
हे ओउम दीजिये शक्ति, यथोचित काम सभी के आयें II
अग्नि वायु आदित्य अंगिरा,”वेदों” के अधिकारी
गले उतारे ओउम ने उनके, सबको दी जानकारी I
विघ्न निवारक और सुखदायक, जो ध्यावें सो पायें
हे ओउम दीजिये शक्ति, यथोचित काम सभी के आयें II
चौदह “मनु” निर्मित करते नित्य, “कल्प” जो कहलावे
दिन तीनसौ साठ ‘शतक’ में, महाकल्प बन जावे I
इकत्तिस्सौदस दशमलव चार,खरब की दीर्घायु वे पायें
हे ओउम दीजिये शक्ति, यथोचित काम सभी के आयें II
तदोपरान्त उस ब्रह्माण्ड के संग..
Swami Ram Swarup: Mera aapko hardik ashirwad. Maine apki kavita rakh lee hai. Isko dekhne mein kuchh samay lagega. Samay aane par ispar apne vichar vyakt karoonga.

Basant: Pranam swami ji many people say that Nasadiya sukta talk about skepticism. Please give the meaning of nasadiya sukta. I read in updesh manjari where Dayanand ji said n the mening of this sukta that “aarambh mein prakriti bhi nahi thi” yadi aarambh mein prakriti nahi thi to prakriti anaadi kaise ho sakti hai? Pl give correct meaning of nasadiya sukta.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you.

The following three matters are eternal and everlasting.

Several persons explain its meaning that there is only on God and nothing else i.e., except God there is nothing. They tell that there is neither prakriti nor soul and not even the creation which is being seen. Learned of Vedas do not accept it because eternal knowledge of Vedas which emanate directly from God tell us that there are three eternal, everlasting and immortal matters-
1.) God
2.) Souls- both are alive matters
3.) Third is Prakriti which is non-alive matter. So, the meaning of Eko Brahma Dweetya na Asti will be, there is only one God equivalent to whom no other God exists. Besides this, Yajurveda mantra 27/36 states-‘Na Jataha Na janishyate’ i.e., there is only one Formless, Almighty, immortal God and equivalent to this, neither any other God was born, nor shall be born.

I also paste my article on creation below:-


The creation is eternal and automatic. There is no date of creation of the following:
(A) 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)

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

C) 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.

Raj, Tam and Satva are the three qualities of prakriti. When the said gunnas remain idle dormant i.e., do not work, then combination of these three gunnas(qualities) in dormant stage 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.

Vedas tell that there are three eternal/immortal matters- first: Almighty God, second: souls, third: prakriti. Almighty God creates, nurses and destroys the universe and again creates it. The said process of creation is eternal/immortal/everlasting. Almighty God creates the universe from prakriti. When the raj, tam and satva gunnas of prakriti remain idle (dormant condition/inactive) then creation does not take place. At an appropriate time, a power of Almighty God acts in prakriti (i.e., in Raj, tam and satva gunnas). Immediately the process of creation starts and the first matter of prakriti is made which is called –Mahat i.e., mind; from Mahat- ahankar is made, from ahankar panch (5) tan matrayein, from panch (5) tanmatrayein, panch (5) mahabhoot are created. From panch mahabhoot, the entire matter of universe i.e., Sun, Moon air, water , our bodies, bodies of other living beings etc., are created. The whole creation is thus created from prakriti and remains still (in active) like a statue. This creation is called non-sexual creation. In the said creation, the young human bodies are created which are neither old nor babies. Then by the power of God, in the said bodies, breathing system (prann vaayu) starts operating. At last, God enters into the universe and immediately all the humans and other living beings become alive and start functioning. Similarly, the non-alive matters like Sun, moon, earth, air, water etc., start their respective functions.

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.

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, the Vedas originated in the heart of four rishis: Agni, Vaayu, Aditya and Angira, 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.

It is also pertinent to mention here that in Vedas, there is no mention of avtarwad or any proper noun, please. Vedas do not even contain any story or past, present or future life of anyone. Vedas contain knowledge i.e., entire science, form of deeds/duties and worship of God. Actually Vedas give knowledge right from straw to Brahma (God) of entire universe.

All four Vedas tell to worship a formless, Almighty, omnipresent, omniscient God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. God was one, is one and shall ever remain one. He is unchangeable, unchallengeable and beyond description. He has unlimited qualities and thus unlimited names but is one. Because He is Almighty and needs no help of anyone to create, nurse and destroy the universe therefore no need to take avtar.

However, Swami Dayanand ji cannot write about non-existence of Prakriti in the beginning of creation. You are requested to please again read Updesh Manjari.

Basant: Swami ji i have read manu smriti. There is mention about Chandrayan vrat as a prayashchitt. I want to know the procedure to perform it. Please let me know about it.
Swami Ram Swarup: In this connection, I would advise you to please study Vishudh Manusmriti commented by Acharya Rajveer Sahstriji, available at M/S Vijay Kumar Hassanand, Nai Sadak, Delhi-110006.

he website of M/S Vijay Kumar Hassanand is – www.vedicbooks.com

Requisite method asked by you, is briefed therein.

S: I loved a guy sincerely for four years he too loved me. Now suddenly he is falling in love with other girl. Is there any mantra to make him come back to be…and my sorrows to go away. I feel very dejected. I cant marry anyone other than my lover. Please help me.
Swami Ram Swarup: There is no such mantra as asked by you, my daughter. Please, be brave and wise. I mean to say when the person has left you at once and has even hurt you and made contact with another girl then why are you after him? He is not faithful and will never be faithful to others. Try to make your life pleasant and not merciful.

Your parents will very well arrange your marriage in time.

Mohammad Tausif: Your excellency, Shri Shri Swamy ji, apke gyan se mein bohot sehmat hu,lekin mujhe ek baat ki fikar hoti hai, jab ved mein ye keh diya hai ke us bhagwaan ka koi aks nhi hai koi pratima nhi hai to hum murti kiu pujte hai, The Brahma Sutra of Hinduism is: “Ekam Brahm, dvitiya naste neh na naste kinchan” (Sanskrit transliteration) “There is only one God, not
the second; not at all, not at all, not in the least bit.” The Brahma Sutra of Hinduism is: “Ekam Brahm, dvitiya naste neh na naste kinchan” (Sanskrit transliteration) “There is only one God, not
the second; not at all, not at all, not in the least bit.” Aur ek sawal mujhe apse ek mantr ka arth janna tha wo mantr hai,”Ekam Brahm, dvitiya naste neh na naste kinchan””Na tasya pratima asti” [Svetasvatara Upanishad 4:19]
Swami Ram Swarup: Shukriya Tausif bhai yeh sub yahaan apna kuchh nahi hai jo bhi hai us Ishwar, Khuda ka hee diya hua hai.Ved Ishwariya vanni hai or Ishwar ne kai jagah vedon mein saaf-saaf kaha hai ki uski pratima( prati+ maap arthat Use kisi bhi paimaane se nahin maapa ja sakta) bhav yahi hai ki Uski murti nahi hoti. Parantu dukh to isi baat ka hai ki yeh satya to GyanSwaroop, Sukh swaroop, Sarvashaktimaan Parmeshwar ne vedon mein kaha. Jab koi ved padegaa nahin, sunega nahin aur ved ke khilaf manushya kee banai huee katha-kahaniyan padega sunega toh phir satya ka gyan nahin hoga or na hee satya sthapit kiya ja sakega. Aaj manushya vedon ko padhna chhod chukke hain aur vedon ke vidwanon ke paas jaate bhi nahin hain kyunki ved virudh kai Guruon ne yeh faila rakha hai ki ved mushkil hain aur hawan or yajyen nahin karna chahiye. Isliye ved ka gyan na hone kee vajah se aam insaan murti pooja karta hai jise roka nahin ja sakta.
“Ekam Brahma Dvitiya na asti” ka arth hai ki sirph Ishwar hee Ishwar hai, Ishwar ke alawa doosree koi cheez nahin hai, yeh baat galat hai, aur khud ki banai huee hai kyunki yeh baat ved-shastra, upnishads, bhagwad Geeta aadi kisi bhi rishiyon ke dwara likhe granthon mein nahin hai. Kyunki Ishwar hee akela hoga toh phir woh maalik kiska hoga, jab uske bina koi doosree cheez hai hee nahin. Vedon mein teen cheezein anadi aur avinaashi kahi hain- Ishwar, jard Prakriti aur Jeevatmayein. ye hamesha rahtee hain, is vishya mein main apna article paste kar raha hoon.

Three eternal and everlasting matters:-

Several persons explain its meaning that there is only on God and nothing else i.e., except God there is nothing. They tell that there is neither prakriti nor soul and not even the creation which is being seen. Learned of Vedas do not accept it.

Eternal knowledge of Vedas which emanates direct from God only preaches “Traitvad”. In Traitwad, there exist three matters:

(1) God (Ishwar)
(2) Souls (Jeev)
(3) Prakriti (Prakriti)

God and souls are alive 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.

Vaise bhi Ishwar ke alawa sooraj, chand, sitare, paani, vaayu,aadi sabhi kuchh hai par jinhoney shlok mana hai woh Ishwar ke alawa doosree cheez kuchh nahin maante isliye sooraj, chand, vaayu, paani woh kuchh nahi maante woh inhein bhranti kehtein hain. Aur jo upnishad mein “Ekam Brhma divitya na asti” ka arth hai ki kewal Ek hee Ishwar hai iske alawa koi doosra Ishwar nahi. Ved mein kaha “Na jatah na jannishyate” ki Is Ek Nirakar Ishwar ke samaan na koi paida hua hai aur na aage koi paida hoga. Isliye vedon mein Avtarwad bhi nahin hai. Par dukh isi baat ka hai ki jab koi ved padega nahin, sunega nahin to usko gyan kaise hoga arthat hoga hee nahin.

Kunal: Can you tell me about Rigveda (4.32.23) and idol worshiping?
Swami Ram Swarup: Rigved mantra 4/32/23 states that Oh! Learned you are teacher and preacher, you are beautiful in all times, strong, and are always new (fresh) accessible to the public and are adorning like a little baby. Idea is this that those learned who are more or less adorned with science and pious deeds, they are capable of causing welfare of the world.

Idol worship is not mentioned in Vedas

If an aspirant will concentrate over mouth of idol then for sometime he will concentrate on chin, nose, head etc., but concentration on one point will not be achieved. Secondly, Vedas do not preach to concentrate outside the body. Yog shastra sutra 3/1 also states, “DESHBANDHASYA CHITTASYA DHARNA” i.e., concentrate on a point of body like agyachakra, tip of the nose or heart. So we cannot go against the ved-shastras. Yes, idol worship has been started within two thousand and five hundred years. That is why, Vedas do not tell for idol worship but if people desire, they can go ahead.

Pictures, drawings etc., may not be considered idols but it is an art and not worship of God. We must know that knowledge of Vedas emanates direct from God and idol worship has been made by human beings. So now we have to decide whether we obey God or human beings. If we still follow the path made by humans then no problem, one must go ahead. On the other hand, follower of Vedas must continue his own path.

In four Vedas, the media to realize the God has been stated as –

Study of Vedas under guidance of acharya which is a real media and as mentioned in the Vedas, one has to follow the preach mentioned therein viz., performance of Yajyen, name jaap of God , regular contact with learned acharya of Vedas, ashtang Yoga Practice under his guidance etc. The said media is stated by God Himself in Vedas. Man, an artist, clay and every matter right from straw to sun, moon, air, space etc., is the creation of God. It thus concludes that we have to worship and realize the creator and we must not be attracted towards creation. Attraction is the task of senses, perceptions and mind which is destroyed but the creator is immortal. No other media is stated in Vedas except the human body through which the said worship is done by a Yogi, Rishi-muni or aspirant.

Vedas-shastras state that God is omnipresent and according to Yajurveda mantra 40/6 it is true but other mantras state that God is “Ninnaya” that is hidden in the universe and we have to locate the hidden God and not the visible, non-alive matters of the world.

T.V., radios etc., all articles are man-made and controlled by some mechanism. And examples of man-made mechanism are actually not applied on Almighty, omnipresent God. Any mechanism, for example- rocket launching , launching of satellites etc., involves the mind of a man and mind has limited power otherwise mind could have searched the hidden Almighty God also but Vedas state that mind, intellect , senses etc., have limited power and God is beyond imagination , beyond description, beyond calculation. That is why, our ancient Rishis, Rajrishis practised Vedic path that is did practice of Ashtang Yoga Philosophy, yajyen etc.

As such they exercised control over mind, intellect, senses etc. A Yogi when makes the mind dead etc., and forgets even himself (soul) then he realizes the God. This eternal Vedic path of Yoga philosophy has been very well preached by Rishi Patanjali in his Yog Shastra.

God is not a matter to be seen with eyes. So how can He be seen alone in everything with the destructive eye?

Ego is not one-sided matter. If there is ego, neither a formless God is realized nor difference between idol or formless God is established. It is ego that most of the people respect the idol worship as well as formless God’s worship mentioned in Vedas but when an aspirant follows the Vedas, his mind becomes stable, then he only accepts worship of formless God and not others. Whereas, the worshipper who worships idol, he accepts formless God also i.e., he cannot ignore Vedas and can not accept one path alone. We must deeply think over it that why is it so?

God being formless has not preached regarding any of His substitute or symbol, so the aspirant who knows Vedic philosophy accepts the God’s preach accordingly. When God in four Vedas, has not stated about His mark or representative then how the follower would accept the same? Vedas have been preaching the formless worship as quoted above eternally whereas the worship of idol has been made for the last about two thousand five hundred years ago by the human-beings. So there is difference of worship of formless God and idol.

Idol worship is the worship where the sentiments and emotions of heart are involved and all the said involvements are man-made as well as destructible. How a mind/intellect having limited power can dig out the Almighty, formless, hidden God from the creation? God is Almighty i.e., He has unlimited powers whereas soul who is being assisted by mind, intellect and senses etc., has limited power.

Yajurveda mantra 1/5 and Rigveda mantra 3/56/1 states that even God cannot transgress His rules. So how can God be transformed according to our emotions and be forced to accept our sentiments which are not according to His laws of nature.

All Vedas state that His laws of creation remain unchangeable. So there is no value of our sentiments etc., contrary to His rules and regulations. In the said Rigveda mantra, God strictly states “that all mountains, seas, rivers and even the Yogis who have realized Him (God) are incapable to change His rules and regulations and the way of worship etc.” So our self-made worship, emotions and sentiments etc., are of no use until these are according to Vedas.

As regards flag, yes it is invaluable not only for soldiers but for countrymen as well. However, the flag of each country is different. Will any other countryman sacrifice his life for our Tiranga? We, the Indians are enough to sacrifice our lives to maintain the dignity of our adorable Tiranga. So flags are different, the countries being different but God is one and only one for entire universe. So worldly example in the matter of formless, Almighty God is not applicable, please.

Also the matter of image being very clear to the devotee when it speaks to him in his own language of devotion, forces a learned man to say that the said speech between his mind and soul is worldly speech and even destructible whereas when a Yogi realizes God, he is completely unable to speak, hear, see, smell, eat, think etc. In this connection, the description of Yog shastra sutra 4/30,31, 32 pertaining to Dharmamegh Samadhi refers.

Yes, only currency notes are valuable. Similarly the Yogis –like Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj, Sri Ram, Vyas muniji, Guru Vasishth, Atri Rishi, Patanjali Rishi and the present Yogis-Rishis –Munis who have realized God, following the Vedic path are valuable. The stamp of beloved God is everywhere that is in sky, water, vegetation, in each living being etc. But as far as worship is concerned then the follower of Vedas only worships formless God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe, alone being Almighty. He is Almighty, therefore, He doesnot need any assistance from anyone.

This is never forgotten that the image has been brought from Jaipur etc., so if one can worship an image then why can’t one worship all pervading, omnipotent, omniscient, merciful God, who is the source of everything, who is eternal, unchangeable, life of life and soul of soul etc. Why do we change Him from being unchangeable to changeable idol?

Practice makes man perfect. So the beginner will get the sanskar (effect) on his chitta of idol worship and the same will never be omitted again. Secondly, according to the Vedas idol worship is not authentic. You see, there is no shape of soul. Atharvaveda mantra 10/8/25 states that size of soul is less than the tip of hair i.e., soul is the minutest matter which remains unseen. But when an aspirant tries to know about the soul, he knows based on qualities. We know about a person according to the description of his qualities- good or bad. Accordingly, we know Ravanna, King Harishchandra etc., based on their bad and good qualities respectively. So is the case of formless God. God has given His description/His divine qualities in Vedas only. After studying the Vedas, we first know the God based on Shabda Brahma i.e., ved mantras. Thereafter, when we worship Him according to Vedas, we attain Samadhi and realize Him. This fact has also been mentioned in Shantiparv of Mahabharat wherein Bheeshma tells Yudhishthir that Oh! Yudhishthir, he who gets perfection in ved mantras first, then he realises God.

When Formless, Almighty God has not stated in any ved about the idol worship then how will He be pleased by idol worship? Yajurveda mantra 32/3 states “NA TASYA PRATIMA ASTI” i.e., God cannot be measured. So there cannot be any idol of God because He is immeasurable. However, if people get peace in following idol worship, they may continue. Here I am only discussing the fact of Vedas.

Touching of hand and body etc., is materialistic matter which can only please mind, intellect through skin but it can’t be quoted in respect of Formless, Almighty God.

Whole world can be considered as the body of God but in reality God does not have body because God is alive whereas world is non-alive matter. So God is separate and world is separate. God remains immortal whereas world is destructible.

The image will be destroyed one day but not God. When there is no body of God then how will we be able to offer flowers, sandal wood paste, food etc., to Him.

Yajurveda mantra 40/8 states God to be the purest and He needs not to be purified by bathing, changing clothes and applying sandal wood paste etc. It is an idol or body of human-being which requires purification again and again.

External form of worship will strengthen the idol only because we will be singing, describing the attributes of idol/creation and not to Formless God. If we in the beginning are not able to judge the true, divine qualities of formless God then our love and faith will remain unstable.

Such aspirant will only feel nearness to the idol and not formless God who is already within him and who already resides the nearest to the soul i.e., within the soul.

We will have to study the Vedas which state that idol worship is not permitted by God. Yet, if an aspirant wants to worship an idol then I am telling again and again that he can go ahead at his own. On receipt of your e-mail, I am giving answer based on Vedic philosophy only that what Vedas say about idol worship. Vedas do not speak about idol worship and avtarwad. However, people are free to go ahead on their own and do whatever they like.

When I will see any art which is liked by soul through eye, definitely it will be admired and the scene which is disliked will be ignored. So if many people admire the idol of Ganesh sitting on conch, admiration is natural. As far as Vedas-shastras and other holy ancient books written by Rishis are concerned in the worship of formless God, spirit has no concern. Neither spirit exists nor has any concern with the worship of God.

Ajit: Namaskar Yogacharya ji aur charan sparsh, 1.In which chturyugis Ramayan happened?
2.What should be our sitting position while reading holy books? Or can we read holy books according to our comfortable position.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you.
(1) Sorry, I do not know, please. However, Valmiki Ramayan is authentic Ramayan written by Valmikiji in Treta yug.
(2) The atmosphere should be pure, healthy and clean. The holy books should be read either sitting on any asan or using table and chair.

Ajit: Namaskar Yogacharya ji aur charan sparsha. 1)Could you please explain me this Rigveda mantra-10/85/13
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Rigved mantra 10/85/13 (Surya) father of surya i.e., Here surya means dawn and father means sun. (surya) is married and the marriage is done by sun in the month of(magh) [January] the rays of Sun diminish in their intensity.

SAID by AMERICAN SCIENTIST Dr. HOWARD STEINGERIL. Dr.Howard Steingeril, an American scientist, collected Mantras, Hymns and invocations from all over the world and from all religions, tested their strength in his Physiology Laboratory. He concluded that the Hindus Vedic Gayatri Mantra is the most rewarding scientifically. That the Gayathri Mantra produced 110,000 sound waves per second. This was the highest and found it to be the most powerful prayer hymn in the world. That the combination of sound and variation in the sound waves and its particular frequency is capable of developing specific spiritual potentialities. The Hamburg university initiated this research into the efficacy of the Gayathri Mantra both on the mental and physical plane of CREATION… The GAYATHRI MANTRA is now being broadcast daily for 15 minutes from 7
P.M. onwards over Radio Paramaribo, Surinam, South America for the past two years, and also in Amsterdam, Holland for the last six months The History and Significance of the Gayatri Mantra (Excerpts from the CD) The Gayatri Mantra has been chronicled in the Rig Veda, which was
written in Sanskrit about 2500 to 3500 years ago, and the mantra may have been chanted for many centuries before that. For ages, this beautiful prayer has seemed mysterious to the Western
mind and was out of reach even for most Hindus. (Detailed article given)
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you all, my daughter for a long, happy life. Eternal knowledge of Vedas which emanates directly from God is not a sect. So, it is universally applicable to persons equally. It is God-made and not man-made. So, if anyone on earth irrespective of his caste, colour ,creed it is right because he is also son/daughter of God.

Pandit Krishna: Please give me meaning of Vande Mataram in Sanskrit and Bharat Sankalp.
Swami Ram Swarup: Meaning of Vande Mataram is aham mataram (Bharat Mata ko) vande (vandna karta hoon). Bharat sankalp is not available with me, please. Meaning of Vande Mataram in detail has been written in my book Vedas Divine Light Pt I. you are advised to read it. The price of the book is worth Rs.120/- excluding postal charges. The book can be sent to you on receipt of your postal address, if you desire.

Dharmpal: Parbhu ji Geeta me likha gaya h ki ved Sakam h, kya ye sach h?
Swami Ram Swarup: Sakam ka arth hai- fal kee ichha sahit karma karo. Prantu ved mein aisa nahin hai aur Bhagwad Geeta mein bhee aisa nahin hai. Aap Bhagwad Geeta ka shlok number likh kar bhejo.