Seeker: Swamiji Pranam, First of all, may blessings of God be showered on you for having this interactive site wherein you resolve our queries from Vedic angle. It helps in busting myth and bringing out Truth. I have the following queries:
i). Can you share complete translation of the following verses:
>>Atharva Veda Book 4 Hymn 34: Verse 1-6:
>>Atharva Veda Book 2 Hymn 34: Verse 5-6:
>>Rig Veda Mantra 1/24/1&2
>>Rigveda mantra 10/135/1,2
>>Atharvaveda mantra 4/1/1:
>>Yajurveda 31/6 and 31/17
>>Yajurveda mantra 3/62
Swamiji doesn anyone live for 300/400 years anymore? I have been referring to aryasamajjamnagar.org websites for understanding Vedas. Can you confirm how reliable are they?
ii). While I was having discussion with my friends on Scientific concepts present in Vedas and how they are eternal. I was asked question on Law of Karma.
a. Can we say the current disparity in terms of wealth, beauty, health, family, education and even religion are they result of our past deeds? But isnt the one who is born in a lower family, uneducated, not in Vedic religion has got lesser chances of ever improving his condition since his ignorance will make him sink deeper?
b. I have read a bit on Purush Sukta – can you explain the same
c. If Souls are Eternal like Prakriti and God, then their original nature must be pure, hence their initial deeds must be righteous. Then how does Karma explain formation of lower lives like trees, birds, animals since initially all of the humans did pure deeds and must have moved at higher level of being
iii). Can you share why Dr B R Ambdedkar was not satisfied with Hinduism/Vedic Dharma?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Thanking you, please.
(i) Uptil now I was out of station. And was only busy in routine Yajyen etc. The explanation of ved mantra is a lengthy task, so please send you postal address, by which I shall write the detail explanation of mantras in Hindi.
Maximum age of four hundred years of a person has been fixed by Almighty God in Yajurveda mantra 3/62.
But to attain such long life, the person has to maintain his Brahamcharya even in grihasth as explained by me in my book “Brahamcharya- Dukh Nivarak Divya Manni” in Hindi worth Rs. 100/- excluding postal charges.
He also has to daily Yajyen and hard practice of Ashtang Yoga Philosophy. He has to remain only in good society and be away from bad society. He has to wake up early in the morning at 4:00 O’clock.
I mean to say, several good pious deeds and moral duties towards family, society and nation, based on Vedas are to be discharged by him, for which he has to listen to Vedas from learned acharya of Vedas. Then he attains long, pious, ill free, happy life.
Regarding, the website asked by you, I do not know about it, please.
(ii) yes, several types of wealth is achieved due to the result of previous lives’ pious deeds and several wealth is received, based on present hard working i.e., present Kriyamann deed.
But according to Vedas, both types of wealth are harmful and drift the man away from real, Vedic worship of Almighty God and deviating him from main motto of human life of attaining salvation.
So, wealth either achieved from previous lives’ pious deeds or from present hard working deeds, the rich who has such wealth should always continue the Vedic worship of God like Sri Ram, Sri Krishna Maharaj, Harishchandra and by number of other rich persons of ancient and present public.
In this regard, I also paste my articles.
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.
REMOVING BINDINGS OF KARMA (KARMA BANDHAN)
Pain or suffering of karmas is unlimited since the load of sanchit karmas is uncountable. But all karmas (deeds- good or bad) can be burnt in the present life by doing real worship of God. It may take next birth also according to the amount of time and dedication with which an aspirant pursues his worship.
So the real remedy is to follow the eternal path of four Vedas. One should listen Vedas from an experienced Acharya who knows Vedas as well as Ashtang Yoga philosophy, which also exists in Vedas. Regular guidance of learned Acharya is needed by the aspirant.
Who says that God is sitting idle? Otherwise, who else is controlling the universe? Who is giving justice to human-beings in this divine court of law? How the wind is blowing, earth is moving, sun is revolving, sun and moon are bringing about the production of crops, who is controlling birth and death, who is laughing with in the blooming flowers? Who awakes us in the morning and under whose power do we retire to our beds to sleep and under whose supervision our digestive system works? Who has created the whole universe and matters etc.
We are taking rest but God never does so. He is our commander and He showers mercy on us by donating the whole world to us along with knowledge of four Vedas to make us learned but most of the people get indulged only in materialistic articles of the world and forget Almighty God and hence the sorrows, problems, tensions, diseases etc., devolve over them.
As regards war, hatred, terrorism, etc. it is man-made problem created because of lack of knowledge of Vedas. Yajurveda mantra 7/48 clearly states that human beings are free to do good or bad deeds but result is awarded by God accordingly in the shape of happiness and sorrows respectively.
Actually, to get birth in lesser family is also due to the effect of deeds of previous life. So, if such person is less intellectual (becomes no learned), this is due to his own previous lives’ deeds awarded by God. However, if such person makes contact with learned acharya and follows his preach then he can improve his mind and can become a learned and wealthy person because Yajyen and practice of Yoga Philosophy makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. That is, gives Arth (finance), Dharma(righteousness), Kaam (fulfillment of pious desires) and Moksha(final liberation).
(b) In the pious word “Purush Sukta” the meaning of purush is Almighty God and meaning of sukta is ved mantras. So, the ved mantras which preach about Almighty God, pious qualities, power, nature and deeds those special mantras are mentioned in Yajurveda chapter 31 and the said chapter is called Purush Sukta.
(c) Yes, soul is eternal and therefore is pious, the purest, free, learned and therefore is always away from the dirt like kaam, krodh etc., as said in Sankhya Shastra Sutra 1/19. Further Vedas and sankhya Shastra state that the purest soul is attracted by the materialistic articles of prakriti. As a result, the soul forgets his original eternal qualities and thus is bound by the result of karmas.
Until and unless, the soul, following the eternal Vedic path, destroys his deeds, he does not get to know about his original pious form and the God within him.
(iii) I cannot comment on Dr. Ambedkar but I would only like to state that unless a person thoroughly knows the Vedic knowledge traditionally from a learned acharya of Vedas and Ashtang yoga Philosophy, he never knows the eternal truth of Vedas and may become even against the Vedas knowledge.
B B: Pranam, Guruji. Charan Sparsh On last Friday I had lot of back pain and stomach pain and it has been identified as small Kidney stone. As per report it is of small size and doctor has said that by taking plenty of water this will be removed. Guruji my age is 36 years. I will follow doctors advice but I would also request you if you can also give your valuable suggestions for cure/taking care in this regard. Also give me your blessings so as to reach your Ashram on this 25th without problem. But it is my firm decision to come to your Ashram in any case or circumstances.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you, my dear son.
Yes, the kidney stone will be out by taking plenty of water, daily. But the stone will easily come out earlier if you take Jau water. Please, take 100 gm Jau (barley) and boil it in at least one and half glasses of water. Boil it in the morning till one glass water or some quantity less remains. Now sieve it and cool it and then drink it empty stomach in the morning. This should be taken till the stone comes out.