Vaishnu: Why guru is needed?
Swami Ram Swarup: It is a fundamental law that knowledge is only gained when somebody gives the same. If somebody raises a question that why are teachers required in a school, the answer will be – to educate the children. Children are educated in the worldly subjects like science, maths etc. This does not include eternal, spiritual knowledge of Vedas. So, learned guru of Vedas and Ashtang Yog is required to educate people in spiritualism. Why? Because in the absence of worship of God, happiness or peace can never be attained. Mere materialistic articles of the world are always harmful. One requires spiritual knowledge to make best use of worldly articles.
Ashwin: Swamiji, my pranams to you. I came across a website about the original Gita verses when I was googling.In the website,it is claimed that there are only 84 shlokas in the original Gita and it wasn’t called Bhagavad Gita earlier. Given below are the list of the original shlokas: Ch. I 28-34,37,40, 46-47.
Ch. II 3, 11-31, 34-36, 39-41, 48, 50, 53, 56-58, 60, 64-70.
Ch. III 1-9, 16-21, 23-29, 32-35, 38-40, 42-43.
Are these shlokas the real authentic one in the 10000 shlokas of Mahabharatha?Please verify. Thank you.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Shloka chapter1, shloka 28 to 34 are O.k.
Other shloka of chapter one are also O.K. All the shlokas are correct. However, you are also advised to read detailed comments on Bhagwad Geeta based on Ved mantras in my book named- Bhagwad Geeta- Ek Vedic rehasya (in Hindi) Part I worth Rs.400/-, excuding postal charges. It can be sent on receipt of your postal address, if you desire.
In this book, you will find authentic proof of Ved mantras on each shloka of Bhagwad Geeta.
Ashwin: Swamiji, my pranams to you. Who are the authors of Shatpath Brahman,Gopath Brahman and Aitareya Brahman? Thank you.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Author of Shathpath Brahmin is Yagvalkya Rishi. Author of Aitareya Brahman is Aitareya Rishi.
Naresh: Guruji Pranam, If Naadi (Aantaya) of girl and boy is same, can their marraige be solemnised. In fact, gotra, shaasan, mother’s gortra are different but Naadi is same. Panditji says it is called Naadi Dosh, hence marriage of two not allowed. Kindly clarify. Thanks
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Nadi dosh is not mentioned in Vedas. So, learned of Vedas do not accept it. So, please do not worry and go ahead.