S: Swamiji pranam. …I am regularly in touch regarding the Daan for this year’s annual yagya. I don’t want to bother you because you are very busy. As the annual yagya is in this month and organising such a big event involves lot of time and effort I am bit worried if the daan money reaches in time. Swamiji I am sorry for being impatient and disturbing you. Thank you very much. Sagar.
Swami Ram Swarup: My heartiest blessings to you, my son. May God give you all a long, happy life for your pious and true donation to perform 57 days Yajyen commencing from 13th April to 8th June.
Yash: Pranam swami ji. Sat sat naman swami ji me samohan shikhna chahta hoo kripya mujhe ye batayen ki me kis tarah ishko sheekh sakta hoo me ishke dwara manshik rogiyo ka ilaz karna chahta hoo.Kripya sammohan ki vo vidhi batayiye jishke dwara me kisi bhi insaan ko samohit kar sakoo me ishka upyog jan sewa me karna chahta hoo apka bohut bohut dhynabaad aur sadar pranam.
Swami Ram Swarup: My heartiest blessings to you, my son. Kshma karein Sammohan naam kee koi vidya vedon mein nahin hai.
Raja: In South Indian Temples, We worship Shiva, Parvathi Ganesa, Ayyappan, Murugan, etc. Are They God? How many gods we have in Hinduism as per Vedas? I am totally confused.
Swami Ram Swarup: Why so many Gods?
If there is no sun rise, naturally there will remain always darkness. So is the case of worship of multiple Gods. That is, due to non-study of Vedas from learned, spiritual master of Vedas, people have become ignorant and do not know the true preach of true Almighty God, Who is one, Was one and will remain always one. Neither anybody took birth nor will take birth, equivalent to the said God. He is almighty, omnipresent, omniscient, formless, creates, nurses and destroys the universe. So there is a great need of study of Vedas to overcome the present illusion. Shri Ram, Shri Krishna, Mata Sita, ancient rishi-munis were all followers of God given knowledge of Vedas only. We
have also to follow the same.
Names of God
In the Vedas there is only one God but has so many names according to His qualities. For example His name is OM which means the God is the saviour of all. His name is SURYA (sun) i.e., sun has light but sun takes light from God because God has the supreme and Divine light of His own. His name is Chandrma (moon). Moon gives peace, calm, cold and charming light so the name of God is also Chandrma (moon) because God gives peace, calm etc., to those who worship etc., etc. we all people do not worship thirty three Goddesses as briefed above. Shiva means Kalyan i.e., happiness, welfare, good fortune and benediction etc., i.e., He who does welfare to human beings, He is Shiva and He is only one Almighty God said above. Vishnu means He who is everywhere and He is only one Almighty God.
Rig-Veda mantra 1/164/46 says,” EKAM SADRUPA VIPRAH BAHUDHA VADANTI,” i.e., EKAM SATAM means is one i.e., God is one but VIPRAH = Rishis, Munis who were/are learned of Vedas, BAHUDHA VADANTI utter so many names of God mentioned in Vedas like AGNIM YAMAM MATRISHVANAM AAHUHU meaning-the names of God are Agni, Yam, Matrishva and AAHUHU means “says”. In Yajurveda mantra 32/1 the names of God stated are AGNI, ADITYA, VAAYU, CHANDRMA, SHUKRAM, BRAHM, AAPAH, and PRAJAPATIHI ETC, ETC, ETC. I would explain the meaning of above all the names of God in brief due to shortage of time and space.
AGNI= agrini i.e., at the top or who comes first or who was before the creation and according to the said qualities, here the meaning of Agni pertains to God i.e., God is eternal and therefore exists always before the creation etc. that is why Rigveda mantra 1/1/1 says AGNIM Eedey – in the said mantra the meaning of Agni is God according to the qualities and situation. Meaning of Eedey is desire. Therefore the meaning of Agnim Eedey is , “I am desirous of God. Similarly YAM means controller of universe, Matrishva means air i.e., like the air God gives life to human beings. Aditya means which can not be broken into pieces, Chandrma means like moon God gives calm/peace, Shukram means Almighty, Brahma means the superior/the biggest/the greatest etc., in the universe, Aapah means omnipresent, Prajapatihi means one who nurses the universe. So all the said meanings have the qualities of God and hence the name of God in the Vedas, but these are always uttered by Rishis Munis, who are learned of Vedas, as mentioned in Rig-Veda mantra quoted above. Therefore only Rishis Munis who are learned of Vedas, utter or tell the holy name of God mentioned in Vedas and those who do not know Vedas can never utter the above holy names of God. But the said holy names, on the other hand, are even of surprising nature to them.
One thing more, the holy names of God in the Vedas are according to the nature, knowledge and deeds (God creates, nurses, destroys and controls the universe etc.) of Almighty God. Therefore those names are eternal and countless. So I am not able to mention here infinite names of Almighty God being beyond imagination, beyond calculation and beyond description etc., and we have to worship the said Almighty God whose description is in four Vedas, whose study has mostly been made to be stopped by the present saints who are against the Vedas and speak only charming stories etc., and never tell about Vedas. Whereas the description of Vedas is in Geeta, Ramayana, six shastras, Upnishads and all ancient holy books. The reason why the present (most of them) saints do not quote Vedas is that they do not study the Vedas, do not do Yajyen and do not obey Ashtang Yoga Philosophy mentioned in Vedas which was also adopted by Shri Ram, Shri Krishna, Mata Sita, King Harishchandra, king Dashrath and their subjects/ public etc. Therefore we must be aware of false prophets.
There is only one God who is formless, creates, nurses and destroys the universe. He is Almighty and supreme, beyond description, beyond imagination and beyond calculation. He is omnipresent and omniscient. Divine qualities of Almighty God are described in eternal knowledge of Vedas. Vedas emanate direct from God. So all Hindus and others too believe in Vedas.
Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh are the names of one said God. God has no wives please because He is Almighty and needs no assistance etc. No one is above God please. All religions tell to worship God.
Dilip: Kya navratri shivratri and jayanti ,parv aadi ke din brahmhacharya ka palan aavasyak h?ese to har din kisi na kisi dev k lie vrat hota h to sabhi din bramhacharya ka palan karna avasyak he?
Swami Ram Swarup: Brahmacharya ka palan to har stithi mein avashyak hai parantu yeh itna bada vishaya hai ki main is Vishay par zyada kuchh nahin likh sakoonga. Aapko isliye yahi advise karoonga ki aap meri likhi Brahmacharya kee pustak pehle padein aur uske baad yadi koi aur querry ho to likhein.
Brahmacharya kisi dev ke liye nahin hota hai, Brahmacharya to dharma sthapana ke liye, achchhee sadhna ke liye, character nirmann ke liye awashyak hai, Brahmacharya ke anekh gunn hain isko kisi devi-devta, navratri, shivratri se na jodein. Aap pehle pustak padein to aapko brahamcharya rakhne ka gyan aur labh dono hee pataa chal jaayeingey.