Harsha: Please send me the book on Brahamcharya and Yajyen karm
Swami Ram Swarup: The books are being sent to you, please. I appreciate your thought to follow the eternal Vedic path. In this way, a devotee gets success to achieve the blessings, protection, long, happy life directly from God, say all four Vedas.
Bipin: Pranam Guruji, Charan sparsh at your pious feet from all of us. I have received your reply yesterday. We are very thankful and highly obliged to you for your blessings and highly encouraging/motivating reply as usual. With Charan Sparsh from all of us.
Swami Ram Swarup: My heartiest blessings to you all, my son.
Vinay Arya: Namaste Swamiji Thank you for replying to my previous questions. I want to know that is Upavasa mentioned in Vedas? Or any other Shastra? What are the benefits of Upavasa?Should all of us do it on one day? Thank you
Swami Ram Swarup: Namasteji. You are welcome, please. Present type of Upwas has not been mentioned in four Vedas, six shastras, Bhagwad Geeta and other Vedic granths, please. In this connection, I also paste my article, below-
Upwas is beneficial if done once in month or two, keeping health point of view in mind. Upwas has no relation with 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 nearest to the 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.
Swami Ram Swarup: You are most welcome, please.