Sagar: Guruji, For a wife, who among the authorized persons to take an advice for the problem(either meterialistic or spiritual) in order of priority as per vedas? her husband, her Guru, her parents, his parents, or tallies most of above.
Swami Ram Swarup: First advice should be taken from husband. Nowadays, it is a problem that most of the families have not listened to Vedas since childhood like ancient people, so difficulties always arise to take right decision. Otherwise, as per eternal knowledge of Vedas advises are often taken from acharya, in the childhood. Now, when couples are married then first advice should be taken and discussed with husband and wife and if the matter is not settled then as per Vedas and Upnishads, husband and wife both should make contact with learned acharya of Vedas to take advice in the matter. You are also advised to read my book- Vedas- A Divine Light part III to get immense knowledge about duties of husband and wife.
KA: Respected Guruji, What should be the daily routine of a child of 8 years in material as well spiritual side? If the parents have not followed the Vedic way of spiritualism/worship, how to teach the child? I tried making and accompanying the child in chanting gayathri mantra but the child does not show interest and regularity. What should be done? Secondly, is it right to slap or shout on the child repeatedly to make him disciplined and of good behaviour? Thirdly, Is it right if the child watches cartoon and comedy serial for 1 hour together in a day? Also he imitates the dancing showed in advertisements is it good in long run or not? Should he refrain from it? If yes, how? Thanks and regards
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Child must be awakened early in the morning about 5.00 a.m-5.30 a.m. After going to bathroom etc., parents along with child should be seated on asan to chant Gayatri mantra. Thereafter, necessary works should be done. While going to school, child should be taught not to make contact with bad society. When he returns back, he should be given rest, for the period you like. He should also be given time for morning and evening exercise or playing. After doing necessary homework and other deeds, parents should sit with him to perform havan with Gayatri mantra daily. Morning havan should also be performed with the child. Before retiring to bed and in holidays like Sundays etc., Vedic spiritual books should be read out to him. Vedic books and CDS along with vedic preach and Bhajans can be sent from here, if you desire such Cds should also be heard daily by parents even for five minutes along with child. In this way, if the above teachings continue then after sometime child will never ignore spiritualism.
As regards worldly progress, he is already studying his books. If required then the child can be scolded and slapped occasionally. But first of all, the loving manner of talking and love will be more fruitful. Yes, to watch cartoon and comedy serial for one hour can be spared. Dancing is a sort of exercise and may be allowed. My blessings to you.
Anonymous: Who said this slogun “mein ek shantiswaroop atma hoon”?
Swami Ram Swarup: Sorry, I don’t know. However, soul (atma) is pure, learned, alive matter but has forgotten her said shape due to indulgence in illusion.