Neeraj: नमस्ते गुरुदेव, क्या भूत होते हैं? क्या बुरी आत्माएँ होती है? या अच्छी आत्माएँ? आधी दुनिया के लोग विश्वास करते हैं, तो आप इसका मार्गदर्शन करें। जीवात्मा की कुछ size होती है?

Swami Ram Swarup: नमस्ते बेटा। नहीं, भूत नहीं होते हैं। इस विषय में मेरा article है, जो नीचे paste कर रहा हूँ।उसे पढ़े। बुरी और अच्छी आत्मा कोई नहीं होती, मन बुरा होता है। यदि आपका बुरी और अच्छी आत्मा से मतलब भूत प्रेत की आत्माएँ हैं तो वह मैंने पहले ही बता दिया की भूत होता ही नहीं है।

Ghost/Black magic/Tantrik

There is no mention about good/bad ghost, black magic, tantric, mantric etc. When we say that there is no mention about all such things, it means things have no existence in the world, being false. So nobody must be afraid of the said matters being unauthentic. As stated in Yajurveda mantra 7/48, we have to face the result of our own deeds-good or bad, in the shape of happiness and sorrows respectively. We do deeds and result is awarded by Almighty God.

Bhoot, pishach & rituals performed for ancestors

About the practice of rituals performed for ancestors, it is not according to Vedas. Because when soul leaves the body then body is burnt here and soul takes next birth (next body) of man, woman, animal, birds, etc., after thirteen days of death. Within these thirteen days, soul remains in ‘Sushupt stage’ i.e., comma like stage. So the soul even can’t be ghost etc., and can’t harm anyone. Without body soul can’t even eat etc.

So, services to the departed soul, is against the Vedas and is not therefore correct. We remember the departed souls only for their pious deeds. For-example, parents gave us birth and nursed us etc. The great saints or dignitaries like Shri Ram, Shri Krishna, Swami Dayanand etc., are remembered only for their greatest deeds which they did for themselves as well as for public to maintain peace, to unite nation, to kill the sorrows of the public etc. They gave a lot of spiritual as well as knowledge of worldly pious duties etc. So we remember them to follow their preach. However, their worship or prayers addressed to them will be of no use please, according to Vedas.

About Ghosts

There is no existence of ghosts. But mostly the people who want to earn money or try to take enjoyment make it popular through falsehood and self- made frauds. They only spread such false worship of ghosts. They only promote the said worship by giving false proof of existence of ghosts and people are attracted and accept the same as if it is true.

In short I give two instances:

A poor man met me. He was suffering from acute stomach pain. He told me that his relative had taken him so many times to a baba who used to do treatment of ghost. The man was beaten badly there number of times, to accept that there was a ghost in him. The poor man said to me that at last helplessly, he (poor man) accepted that the ghost is within him, only to save himself from beating. But the fact was that he was having acute stomach pain. When such person accepts existence of ghost under pressure then the people who are present there, accept and start saying that they are eye-witness when the person accepted the existence of ghost.

This is what the false worshippers of ghosts want. They actually thus achieve the result of beating of the poor people. I suggested him some medicine and yoga asan and he became all right soon.

Second instance is that one of my followers brought a gentleman to me. He told that his friend’s daughter is caught by five witches. He further told the story that when the girl goes to bathroom in the morning, there the five witches slap on her upper arms and the sign of slaps of fingers exist on arms. The girl faints. So this story also looks a true one. But a learned person of Vedas, who is aware of the fundamental law of nature never accepts such stories at any cost to be a true one.

According to Yajurveda chapter 39, the fundamental law states that when alive soul leaves the human body, the soul remains under control of sutratma Vaayu by the power of God. At this time the soul always remains in sushuptwastha i.e., like in comma till rebirth. So how a soul can be a ghost? And in a stage of comma (sushuptwastha) how a soul can give harm to anybody?

I thought if I will straightaway refuse the existence of ghost, then the problem will not be solved, because the father of the girl was firm believer of ghost. So I told that this girl must come to me along with her parents daily at least for 10-15 days then she will be okay.

When first day the girl came to me, I asked her to tell all about the witches/ghosts etc. She repeated the story and told that her parents had spent lot of money to cure her. Her parents used to take her to such persons who dealt with such cases of ghosts. The persons used to ask her parents to offer wine, chicken etc., which her parents provided. She used to sit before them continuously for full night also. She was beaten by them with iron chains a number of times.

The second day I started giving her preach of Vedas. After one week, with the result of preach of Vedas, I was able to make her understand that there is no existence of ghost on the earth and she agreed.

Based on fundamental law of God I already knew that there is no ghost on the earth and the girl is telling all lies. Then in a friendly and pleasant atmosphere I told her that O daughter! When you have understood the fact of non-existence of ghosts then tell me truly about the story of witches and the signs of slaps with five fingers on the upper arms and what about fainting. I myself made a promise to her that I shall never tell her statement to anybody. Then she told that she is a student of class 9th and she never wants to go to school. But forcefully her parents used to send her to school then she thought to play such game.

When she was about to go to school in the morning she used to enter the bathroom and used to beat herself on both the upper arms leaving the signs of fingers thereon. She used to do the acting of fainting and afterwards she used to tell her parents that in the bathroom she saw five witches who beat her. With the result of such drama she used to enjoy the remaining day as holiday.

Then I told her that if she does not want to go to school, whatever may be the reason, I will make her parents agree, but she should stop doing such acting. And I will not tell anything to anybody. She agreed.

Next day I called her parents without girl and told them that I have cured their daughter. Now the witches will not come again but in this process they should stop their daughter from going to school. I asked them to arrange her education privately.  Now she is married having sons and daughters.

After a lapse of six years I told the above true story in one of my regular preach where my follower who brought the case to me, was sitting in the public. Now he is a retired Govt., servant from a higher gazetted post. He was very much surprised after listening the fact.

So we must follow the fundamental law of nature only then there will be no problem to understand the truth.

Attachment (about Soul & Body)

Relationship is always made at least between two matters which are always separate from each other. One says that this is his house. So house is separate and person is separate. Another says that this is my house, my son, my wife etc. So person is separate, his house, son and wife are also separate from each other. That is why the relation was made.

Similarly when someone says that this is his head and leg, ear and eyes etc., so here also it is clear that the person who is making relation with head, eyes etc., is separate and the said organs and the whole body are separate. Otherwise relation cannot be made. No one on the earth says that he is eye, he is head, he is leg, he is body etc., but always says that all the organs of body belong to him. So naturally question arises that who, “HE” is to say that this is his head.

Here “HE” means “SOUL” who resides in the body. Rigveda mantra 1/164/20 says that this body is like a tree. Tree is destroyed one day. So body made by prakriti’s five matters (earth, air, water, space, fire) is destructible, prakriti being non-alive. In said tree, God and soul also reside and both are alive matters.

God is omnipresent but soul is not omnipresent and resides at only one place at one time. Suppose we are sitting in a dark room in the night then we are unable to do any task like studying but in the light of electric bulb we are able to do job. Similarly human body only works when the soul resides in it. That is soul works like an electric bulb otherwise we daily see so many deaths of youngsters also whose healthy body is there but does not work, eye can not see, ear can not listen etc., so which matter (tatv) had left the body. Yes, it is only soul.

After death

Yajurved mantra 3/55, says, “DEVAIYAH JANAH NAH PUNAH MANAH DADATU” i.e., by blessings (preach and true education of Vedas) may learned Acharya give us next birth of human being so that we may again be able to learn the truth of Vedas and to get salvation.  So one must always adopt true path by which he gets rebirth of human being to continue the real spiritualism to get salvation etc., because Atharvaved mantra 9/10/16 further says that human being who has done pious deeds and adopted true path they get pious human body in the next birth, otherwise soul gets the lowest/contemptible body, like animals, birds etc. Mantra is   APAANG PRAANGETI SWDHAYAA GRIBHITAH AMARTYO MARTYENAA SAYONIHI. TA SHASHVANTA VISHUCHINA VIYANTA NYA NYAM CHIKYURN NI CHIKYURNYAM.

Soul according to its good or bad deeds(APANGETI) takes bodies of animals, birds, insects etc., and (PRANG) bodies of Rishis, Munis, i.e., (uuch Yoni) best bodies after leaving the present body. The soul (SWDHAYAA GRIBHITAH) duly attached with its own power of taking birth according to pious deeds and sins, enters other bodies (AMARTAYAH) though the soul is away from death, being immortal but after death of bodies, takes new bodies. These ideas of Vedas has very well been mentioned in Bhagwad Geeta shlok 2/20 wherein Yogeshwar Shri Krishna says (AJO NITYAH SHASHWATOAYAM PURAANNO NA HANYTE HANYAMANNE SHARIRE ) i.e., the soul is (AJAH NITAYAH SHASHWATOH) never takes birth and is eternal (NAHANYATE HANAYMANNE SHARIRE) in fact after death of body too soul is never dead being immortal.  (TASHASHVANTA) this process of death and birth of bodies and souls is eternal.

(VISHUCHINA VYANTA) soul and bodies go far away to different directions [soul goes to Savita etc., {given below} according to Yajurved  chapter  39 and then takes birth and gets another body and five elements of body go to space and are mixed within air, fire etc., according to Yajurved mantra 40/15] (ANYAM NICHIKYHU) many learned know about this fact (ANYAM NICHIKYHU) another who lack knowledge of Vedas, do not know the fact, i.e., we mostly know our body but not ourselves, i.e., soul. Death is sure i.e., the body will have to be cremated one day.

In Atharvaved mantra 8/8/11 ‘Yamdut’ means = ‘YAM’ means God, and ‘dut’ means   storm, cyclone, flood, earthquake, heavy rains, etc., etc., in mantra the air is Yam. So when a soul is to leave the body then by the power of God, sutratma air enters the body and takes the soul out of it then goes to Savita, etc. 

In 39th chapter of Yajurved the process of this cremation is mentioned. This process is also called as “NARMEDH YAJYEN”, “PURUSH MEDH YAJYEN” and “DAH KARAM” and “ANTEYESHATI KARAM”. Atharvaved mantra 10/8/26 says “YEH CHAKAR SAH JAJAR” means He (God) who makes the body, He destroys the same one day. Sense of Yajurved mantra 39/5 is that when the soul leaves the body then the soul wanders in so many places, takes another body according to its previous deeds (karmas). Yajurved mantra 39/6 says that the soul after leaving the body, on the first day goes to Savita (sun), second day agnihi (fire), third Vaayu (normal air), fourth Aditya, fifth chandrma (moon), sixth ritu (seasons), seventh marutah, eighth brihaspati (tiniest air), ninth mitrah (breathing), tenth varunah (udan air), eleventh indrah (electricity), twelfth Vishvedevah (in all divine qualities). Then, after wandering in sky, gets body according to previous deeds. So these twelve days are completed, then after 13 days the soul takes another body. Rigved mandal 10 sukta 135 says that normally soul after getting body faces the result of its past lives’ deeds and under influence of illusion (duly attracted towards illusion) does sins and again gets birth to face the sins. The soul is immortal and always separate from body. When an aspirant meets with a learned Acharya and gets spiritual education, then the fourth mantra says that the soul gets salvation.

Ritvik: Can we awaken kundalini without guru?

Swami Ram Swarup: No, kundalini cannot be awakened without learned Acharya of vedas and Ashtang Yog.

Anonymous: आपसे यज्ञ/हवन करना सीखी, मैं भाई और माता जी के साथ नित्य यज्ञ और अग्निहोत्र करती हूँ।

स्वामीजी मैं नित्य यज्ञ में आपके प्रवचन सुनती हूँ, स्वामीजी आपसे वेद को सुनना हमें बहुत अच्छा लगता है। स्वामीजी हम ज़िन्दगी भर आपसे वेद सुनते रहे, ऐसी ईश्वर और आपसे प्रार्थना करते है। स्वामीजी आपसे ही ज्ञान प्राप्त हुआ कि जीवन में वेदों के ज्ञाता आचार्य से दीक्षा लेना जरूरी है, आचार्य जी की सेवा करना जरूरी है,आचार्य जी की सेवा से ही मनुष्य तरता है, अन्यथा जीवन व्यर्थ हो जाता है। स्वामीजी हम और माता जी आपकी कृपा , आशीर्वाद से आपसे दीक्षा लेने की विनंती करते है। स्वामीजी हमारा जीवन धन्य हो जाएगा यदि आप हमें आचार्य जी के रूप में मिलेंगे। स्वामीजी हम आपसे विनंती करते है कि आप हमारी विनंती स्वीकार करने की कृपा करें। स्वामीजी लिखने में हमने भैया का सहारा लिया है। स्वामीजी हमसे लिखने में कोई भूल हो गयी हो हमें क्षमा करने की कृपा करें ।

कोटि कोटि प्रणाम स्वामीजी ।

Swami Ram Swarup: मेरा आपको हार्दिक आशीर्वाद बेटी।

Anonymous: If Saturn occupy 7th house in kundali than marriage not occurred. Many astrologers told me that. It is not happy marriage if occur.

Swami Ram Swarup: Beti, present astrology does not exist in vedas. So, being unauthentic learned do not accept it. So, please according to vedas, matter of present astrology must be oversighted.

Kanbir Krishan: Why people use Shri before Radha ji name

Swami Ram Swarup: Shri is indicator of good health and wealth.