D: Guruji charan sparsh. Is there written about Ganesh Attharvasheesh in Ved please, and should we read that?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. No, please. There is no mention about ganesh atharvasheesh in Vedas.

Sudeep Sinha: Swamijee, Charansparsh. I have a query regarding karmas of life. If someone has to pay for the sins of previous births then should someone work only to make his next life better or can the deeds of this life will do away with some of his bad deeds of previous life and make this life also better.

D: Guruji charan sparsh. Is there written about Ganesh Attharvasheesh in Ved please, and should we read that?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. No, please. There is no mention about ganesh atharvasheesh in Vedas.

Sudeep Sinha: Swamijee, Charansparsh. I have a query regarding karmas of life. If someone has to pay for the sins of previous births then should someone work only to make his next life better or can the deeds of this life will do away with some of his bad deeds of previous life and make this life also better.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. Rigveda mandal 10, sukta 135 states that we have taken birth to face the result of previous lives’ deeds and whatever we will do now in present life, these will be faced in next births. But the Rigveda sukta adds that if an aspirant makes contact with learned acharya of Vedas and does worship, meditation, yajyen etc., under his guidance then the aspirant can destroy his previous lives’ deeds and would not do any sin in the present life. Hence, can attain salvation even. I also paste my article on Karma’s theory, please.

Three types of Deeds
There are three types of deeds (karmas) – sanchit, prarabhadh and kriyamann. Suppose one soul has to take birth (body). It means he has to face total number of deeds of his all previous lives and these deeds are called sanchit karmas but sanchit deeds are huge/unlimited and cannot be faced in one life. So the karmas which can be faced in one life are called prarabhadh (luck-destiny). So God has not made our luck at His own but Almighty God has taken the deeds which we have already done.
Yajurveda mantra 7/48 clarifies that human being is free to do any deed good or bad but God only awards the result. Now the balance deeds from sanchit deeds will be counted in the next life. Now the deeds which we do in our day today present life are called kriyamann. If we do pious deeds according to Vedas, shastras and holy books and based on pious preaches of Rishi, Muni/learned saints then our all sanchit deeds are burnt and we can get salvation. Human beings are free in the matter of doing deeds good or bad. But result will be awarded by God. So we must worship and do pious deeds under guidance of a learned Guru. One should go always ahead for hard working, pious deeds, worship to make future bright himself. One should always work hard towards a right path. Worship does not mean that we are free to discharge only our family duties, education, etc., but rather it is a sin. We have to get progress in both way at a time i.e., spiritualism and worldly
progress i.e., science, education, duties towards family etc. God creates the universe according to His eternal law framed in Vedas which are always unchangeable and unchallengeable. So we have to follow the law of God always to get long happy life.

Anil Lohiya: Pujya Guruji, Pranam, What should we imagine or what can imagine while worshipping the Formless God. Kindly guide me. Thank you.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. One thing is clear that God is formless so His shape can’t be concentrated upon. So, how our ancient and the present Rishis did meditation? Our eternal philosophy of Vedas states that Almighty God is pleased when we do His stuti. ‘Stuti’ is a Vedic Sanskrit word, its meaning is “to praise” i.e., to utter the words for a dignitary hundred percent based on His qualities. I mean to say that according to the dignitary, one has to utter hundred percent truth for Him. To elaborate, one should describe the dignitary as he actually is. For example- Rigveda mantra 10/21/1 states that as we adopt the fire to perform yajyen/havan so we should adopt the stuti of Almighty God to know Him. The conclusion of all the statements of Vedas appears in Yog shastra sutra 3/1 wherein Rishi Patanjali states that “Concentrate on any part of the body but never outside the body, which is called “Dharna” i.e., sixth stage of ashtang Yoga.
It is further clarified by the Rishi that the best place of concentration in the body is that between two eyebrows which is called agyachakra otherwise Nasagrey or heart. Then question arises that what we should do while practicing to concentrate between the eyebrows etc. Rishi states that deep thinking/meditation of the holy name of God i.e., Om must be done/continued. It means when we will concentrate on the place between two eyebrows etc., then we have to make deep thinking /meditation continuously of the holy name of God-Om.

Increasing concentration and devotion towards God

Your views on spiritualism and interest there in is appreciated. This human body is meant for the same while discharging all moral duties. Avoid bad society, always concentrate on your Brahmacharya. Awake early in the morning and after bath- brush etc., do holy name jaap of God at least for 15 minutes. Go for morning walk and light exercises daily. Take plenty of water i.e., at least 15 -to 20 glasses in a day. Always respect your parents, elders and teachers. Must be soft spoken, avoid TV so as not to see bad scenes, films etc. This all will help you to concentrate in your study. Whatever you study and learn, try to write on rough book a lot without seeing books etc. I have written a book on Brahmacharya in Hindi, which can be sent, to you on receipt of your postal address if you so desire, please. The book is specially meant for students.

Please try to study Vedas and holy books which throw light on worship and moksh. I’ll also advice you to study my 2 or 3 books on spiritualism based on Vedas, shastras etc., in Hindi, if possible. Always do pious deeds and try to recite Gayatri mantra both times and do havan from Gayatri mantra. Try to learn asan, pranayaam and meditation locally. I am away and can’t teach you. For any problem you may send e-mail.

Shelke: How to calculate a person’s paap and punya?
Swami Ramswarup: Calculation of paap and puniya is quite impossible, please because both are awarded by formless, Almighty God who is omniscient. However, my article on Karmas is as appended below-

Three types of Deeds
There are three types of deeds (karmas) – sanchit, prarabhadh and kriyamann. Suppose one soul has to take birth (body). It means he has to face total number of deeds of his all previous lives and these deeds are called sanchit karmas but sanchit deeds are huge/unlimited and cannot be faced in one life. So the karmas which can be faced in one life are called prarabhadh (luck-destiny). So God has not made our luck at His own but Almighty God has taken the deeds which we have already done.
Yajurveda mantra 7/48 clarifies that human being is free to do any deed good or bad but God only awards the result. Now the balance deeds from sanchit deeds will be counted in the next life. Now the deeds which we do in our day today present life are called kriyamann. If we do pious deeds according to Vedas, shastras and holy books and based on pious preaches of Rishi, Muni/learned saints then our all sanchit deeds are burnt and we can get salvation. Human beings are free in the matter of doing deeds good or bad. But result will be awarded by God. So we must worship and do pious deeds under guidance of a learned Guru. One should go always ahead for hard working, pious deeds, worship to make future bright himself. One should always work hard towards a right path. Worship does not mean that we are free to discharge only our family duties, education, etc., but rather it is a sin. We have to get progress in both way at a time i.e., spiritualism and worldly
progress i.e., science, education, duties towards family etc. God creates the universe according to His eternal law framed in Vedas which are always unchangeable and unchallengeable. So we have to follow the law of God always to get long happy life.