Ankit: Dhanyawad apka bahut bahut aapne mujhe rahe dikhai he me brahamcharya ka palan karna chahta hu aur padhai kar acccha mukam pana chahta hu guide kare
Swami Ram Swarup: Aapko mera ashgiwad. Aapke vichar bahut achchey hain mein aapko ashirwad deita hoon. Yeh Rishi-Muni santon ka gyan hai ki vidyarthi ko sab sukh chhod dene chahiye. Kewal apnee sehat aur padai par dhyan karna chahiye. Tub ussey jeewan mein kamyabi milegi aur vidya prapt hogi. Agar sukh chahega to usey vidya nahin prapt hogee. Apnee sabhi indriyan arthat ankh, naak, kaan aadi ko burai se door karein. Mata –Pita , Guru kee sewa karein aur dono time bhagwan ka naam zaroor japein. Krodh, lobh na karein. Sadaa meethee vanni bolein. I also paste my articles for your benefit:-
Hard working, devotion, dedication, honesty, services to the parents and elders to follow eternal religion mentioned in Vedas, practice of Ashtang Yoga, discharging moral duties to get progress in education, science simultaneously with spiritualism like, daily havan, to be in contact with the learned Acharya, to get his advice, are some of the pious deeds which make the future bright and obliterate the sorrows, problems, diseases, etc.
One must wake up early in the morning for early morning walk and exercises, must sit on meditation and chant holy name of God, must be away from any addiction and non-vegetarian. Such pious actions lead to long, happy life and bright future.
Please, start the day by chanting Gayatri mantra in the early morning sitting on suitable asan like Sukhasan, Siddhasan or Padmasan etc. concentrate on the point between two eyebrows which is called “Agyachakra”. The Gayatri mantra should be chanted along with its meaning both times. Also, please try to perform daily hawan even with Gayatri mantra. Then try to study any of my books daily and put up question if any.
After 15 days chant the Gayatri mantra only thrice thereafter do the name jaap of Almighty God-“Om”. The jaap must be done daily by heart and not orally.
The Gayatri mantra is as follows —
OM BHURBHUVAHA SWAHA TATA SAVITUR VARENYAM BHARGODEVASYA
DHIMAHI DHIYO YO NAHA PRACHODYAT
Meaning of Gayatri mantra stating each word is as follows. Its meaning is based on Vedas and Sanskrit grammar. Grammatical hints are in short please.
Om has three Hindi words. Aa, Uu AND Ma. Aa is meant for Aakaar from which three names of God are built, Viraat, Agni, and Vishwadi. From Uu = uukar from which Hirannyagarbha, Vayu and Tejas names occur and Ma = makaar from which Ishwar, Aditya and Praajyan aadi, holy names of God occur. Rigveda mantra 1/164/46 says God is one but His names are several. But here OM the holy name of God is only being explained.
VIRAAT = Viraat word is made from dhatu ‘Rajrideeptau’ i.e., manifest. Therefore Viraat means He who manifests the universe. As God manifests the universe, thus Viraat is the name of God. Rigveda mandal 10, sukta 129 states that like potter makes pot from clay, similarly God creates universe from non-alive matter prakriti. Prakriti is unseen matter. From unseen matter, the whole universe is created in the visible form. Science also says that matter is never destroyed but changes its form. Suppose a paper is burnt, paper changes its form into ashes. Then ashes are crushed and thrown in air. At this moment, the paper changed into ashes becomes invisible but was never destroyed. Similarly the whole universe at the time of final destruction is turned into prakriti i.e., into unseen form.
AGNI = From dhatu, “ANCHU GATI POOJANAYOHO” the word “AGNI is made. Its meaning is: He who is a form of wisdom. “SARVAJAYEN” i.e., Omniscient. That is, knows each and every atom of universe and even beyond universe. He who is to be known, to be gained and is worshipful. So Agni is the name of God.
VISHWA = Vishwa word is made from dhatu, “VISHPRAVESHANE”. Its meaning is He in whom the universe is entering or He who is entering the universe. So being omnipresent, Vishwa is the name of God.
HIRANNYAGARBHA = i.e., ” JYOTIRVAYIHIRANYAM”. Its meaning is, who is the base of all sun, etc., luminous lokas or He who is the living place of all luminous lokas.
VAYU = from dhatu, “VA GATIGANDHANYOHO”, vayu word is made. Its meaning is He who holds, gives life and destroys and is the mightiest amongst all. So the name of God is Vayu.
TEJ = from dhatu, “TIJA NISHANE”, the word Tej is made meaning He who is self made and self-enlightened and gives light to sun, moon, stars etc. God does not take light from anywhere but gives light to sun, moon, stars, etc. so the unbroken, unobstructed/unproduced and eternal form of light is Almighty God and not sun, moon etc. So the name of God is Tej.
ISHWAR = from dhatu, “ISH ASHWERIYE”, the word Ishwar is made. Its meaning is whose knowledge is thoughtful and true and He who has unlimited wealth, fortune and glory etc. Therefore the name of God is Ishwar. Here it is not out of place to mention that soul (man/woman) has limited qualities and are dependent whereas God is independent and has unlimited qualities that is why He is God.
ADITYA = from dhatu, “DO AVAKHANDANE”, Aditya word is made. Its meaning is the one who cannot be broken into pieces and thus cannot be destroyed. So God’s name is Aditya.
PRAJAYEN (PRAGYA) = from dhatu, “JYEN AVABODHANE”, Prajayen word is made meaning whose wisdom is totally without any misunderstanding and thus he who knows every matter and behavior of whole universe without misunderstanding. So God’s name is Prajayen. So here also it is not out of place to mention that illusion can never attack on God and God is totally free from illusion.
BHUHU = “BHUHU ITI VAYEE PRANAHA” i.e., He who is the base of lives of universe, is most beloved, even more than Prann i.e., breath. So Bhuhu is the name of God.
BHUVAHA= “BHUVAHA ITI APANAHA” i.e., He who is totally free from any sorrow, and the soul removes his own all sorrows after coming in contact with Him. So the name of God is Bhuvaha.
SWAHA = i.e., “SWAHA ITI VYANAHE” who is omnipresent in the universe and is holding the same. So the name of God is Swaha.
SAVITUHU = He who creates the universe. So the name of God is Savituhu.
DEVSYA= who gives all pleasure/merriment, so the name of God is Dev.
VARENNYAM = He who is the most supreme and acceptable. God is most supreme and acceptable for worship.
BHARGAHA = the purest entity (though God is formless, but finding no suitable English word of Sanskrit word, “SHUDH SWARUPAM” the word entity has been used.)
TAT = i.e., the God i.e., of the purest entity.
DHIMAHI = i.e., we must hold (sort of meditation) because
YAHA = the God
NAHA = our,
DHIYAHA = mind(i.e., in our minds)
PRACHODYAT = by inspiration (fulfil the mind with wisdom)
“We meditate the God who is the base of lives’ of universe, totally free from any sorrow, omnipresent, creates the universe, gives all pleasure/merriment, most supreme and acceptable, purest entity; May the God enlighten our minds with wisdom by His inspiration”.
Here it is not out of place to mention that idea of a (one) Ved mantra is based on ideas of several Ved mantras. So in the above Gayatri mantra, there are three things —-
Bhuhu, Bhuvaha, Swaha, Savituhu, Bhargaha, Devsya are some qualities amongst unlimited qualities of God. These are called Stuti i.e., to say about God with His real qualities and not self made etc.
Secondly Dhimahi means meditation i.e., one should always sit in meditation and do hard and pious deeds for which he will have to study Vedas in full, while discharging moral duties towards family and nation.
Third and last is DHIYO YO NAHA PRACHODYAT. It is a prayer to God explanation of which is cited above.
How to do havan
Please sit in the morning to perform havan. Havan must be in sunlight then it is more beneficial. Then half a bowl of fresh water with a tablespoon must be with you with small twigs especially of mango tree if possible, havan samagri, ghee, camphor and match box must be there with you. Please sit on sukh asan on four times folded blanket and blanket must be on mat.
Sukh asan i.e., sit on duly folded feet in comfortable position. Then first close your eyes and concentrate between two eyebrows and chant Gayatri mantra three times within heart and not by mouth. Then open your eyes.
Take one spoon of water in right palm. Chant this mantra, OM AMRITO UPASTRANMASI SWAHA and drink the water which you have put in your palm. Then again take the spoon of water in right palm then chant the next mantra, OM AMRITA APIDHANMASI SWAHA, and drink the water. Then again take the water in right palm and chant the mantra, OM SATYAM YASHAH SHRI MAYI SHRI SHRAYTAAM SWAHA, and drink the water. Then wash the right palm while sitting, with the same water kept in bowl.
Then put the twigs into havan kund with one piece of camphor and burn it. During this process chant the Gayatri mantra again and again till such time the fire is lighted sufficiently. Then chant the Gayatri mantra and at the last add the word Swaha and offer ghee with tablespoon, quantity equivalent to 4 to 5 drops. And if you are alone then also offer in fire pinch of havan samagri from your right hand’s finger and thumb avoiding forefinger. So this offering may be of 11 times, 21 times or 51 times as the time suits. It is the simplest way and I have not quoted the complete method of Yajyen. The havan with Ved mantras are always offered as the best worship of God only please. Do havan daily and both times
STUDENT LOSING CONCENTRATION
Concentration is not made on mind, but mind has to be concentrated on particular point or subject etc. It requires practice of Yam, Niyam, Asan, Pranayaam, Pratyahar, Dharnna and Dhyan then one attains Samadhi. In this path, guidance of a spiritual master who knows Vedas and Ashtang Yoga philosophy is needed. Holy name jaap of God helps a lot. I have written a book on Yoga which can be sent on receipt of your postal address. However, personal guidance as stated is essential. It is a moral duty of a student to concentrate on hard study and to look after his health. Avoid bad society always concentrate on your Brahamcharya. Awake early in the morning and after bath-brush etc., do holy name jaap of God at least for fifteen minutes. Go for morning walk and light exercises daily. Take plenty of water i.e., 15-20 glass in a day. Always respect your parents, elders and teachers. Must be soft spoken, Avoid TV to see bad scenes, films etc. This all will help you to concentrate in you study. Whatever, you study and learn, try to write on rough book a lot without seeing books etc. Please refer to the book- “Brahamcharya-Dukh Nivarak Divya Mani”.
Kumar: Swamiji, Charan Saparsh. Thanks for answer in detail. However I feel you are considering “mool roop” of God(as Veda’s are also mool roops), but to sustain here, we may also have to accept “sthool roops” to adjust ongoing environmental changes(shown as yuga also). Veda being mool(basic) knowledge is only limited to that only. I have expressed my views in other question of today. Origionally prime energy was there later some energy is also converted into different emnergies & matter & different types of matter. But we can’t sustain neither with only energy nor with only matter. We need both to sustain here. In view of God in omni present, it should be most simple to describe HIM by every one. HE simply is simple & balance. In an example, we can easily look HIM in a wave.
Here mid line is imaginary, still hold significance. Ups can be like angels, positives etc. whereas downs as devils,negatives etc, Mid line being simple, imaginary, formless, almighty..all God’s property can be described as GOD. Moving towards this mid line is “punya”(being moving towards God) whereas deviating from it as “paap”(being moving away from God). Pls check if all so indicated properties of God match with it.(simplicity & balance state). To me it looks that angels & devils are just balancing mechanisms in case of excess on either side RESULTING GOD. Sorry if I am odd. Best regards.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you.
You are welcome please.
Study of the Vedas, shastras and all ancient holy granths as well as present holy granths clearly state that the most valuable matter relates to its mool (root) like atom etc. In the creation, from mool Prakriti, the whole world and all its matters are created. Where prakriti is the minutest non-alive matter, even minutest than electron, protons etc., but being the mool shape, the prakriti is eternal and everlasting whereas creation from prakriti, which is biggest, corporal (sthool) is always destructive. However, as per Vedas, shastras, Upnishads and Bhagwad Geeta and ancient holy granths and present granths written by any Rishi-Muni (because Rishi-Munis always write based on eternal Vedic philosophy), the mool roop (eternal form- root form) of Almighty God is unchangeable. In all Vedas, like Yajurveda mantra 2/26 and 40/8, a pious word “Swayambhu” for adorable Almighty God, has been used. The meaning of eternal, everlasting, pious word “Swayambhu” is that God is eternal and everlasting i.e., immortal. It means, God has no mother and father i.e., God has not been made from any matter and from Almighty, Formless God further nothing can be made.
Again, Rigveda mantra 6/50/14 states that God is ‘ Ajah Ek Paat” where the meaning of Vedic word” Aj” is “who does not take birth” and who is “Ek Ras” i.e., unchangeable. The study of said two vedic words only reveals that no sthool roop (physical form/corporal form) of Almighty God can even be imagined because He is “ Ek Ras” (unchangeable) .
Yes, original energy i.e., mool roop is called Formless, Almighty God and as mentioned in Rigveda mandal 10, Sukta 129, Yajurveda chapter 23 and Yajurveda mantra 31/4 not God but a fraction of divine power of God acts in the non-alive matter Prakriti and the process of creation starts (Sankhya Shastra Sutra 1/26 refers) the first matter created in the form of “Mahat” then “ahankar” and so on.
Here, the said Ved mantras preach that neither God creates universe nor any matter of universe is created from Him. Matters are created from non-alive prakriti when only a fraction of God’s power acts in it. So, it has been stated in Vedas that He is nimit-upadan karann (efficient cause) of universe. So, in the matter of Formless, Almighty God neither can we consider any physical form nor we can consider that some energy is converted into different energies and matter from God. We will have to make a stop that prime energy which is called Almighty God was there at the time of beginning of creation and fraction of His energy (not the God) acts in non-alive matter prakriti to start creation.
So, prime energy is alive matter and matters made of prakriti are non-alive and both are always different from each other. One day when final destruction starts, the creation is destroyed and turns into the shape of prakriti but Almighty God is not destroyed, being immortal. You see, during final destruction, the stage of universe which is visible is destroyed and does not exist. But, God, souls and Prakriti, being immortal exist. So, we cannot say that “We can’t sustain with only energy or only with matter.” Because during final destruction, the said three eternal matters exist independently. So, why are we after the destructive creation only. Why can’t we locate – Hidden Almighty God in the creation, to get our sins/sorrows destroyed and attain salvation.
Rigveda mantra 10/129/7 states about only two kinds of properties of God- Prakriti and souls and God is Lord of His said Prakriti. You see, the existence of creation is due to Almighty God but Almighty God is always independent. His existence does not need any mater, help etc.
Moving towards God is not Punnya in the absence of knowledge of Vedas to be adopted in daily life. You see, several people in the world are worshipping God but what is the number of people who never commit sin and are always away from kaam, krodh, mad, lobh, ahankar. So, worship is not useful until we follow its eternal and everlasting path and adopt its preach in the life under the guidance of learned acharya of Vedas and Ashtang Yoga Philosophy, say all Vedas. In this connection, Rigveda mantra 1/164/39 also refers.
My blessings to you.
Siddhart: Pranam guruji, In a reply you said that student should avoid all materialistic/worldly pleasure. what does this exactly means ,as if what are these materialistic things that student should avoid. pranam guruji.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessing to you.
Our shastras state that “ Vidyarthi va Kutaha Sukham, Sukharthi Va kutaha vidya” it means that a student should never think for any comforts of five senses(eye, ear, nose, tongue, skin) i.e., the said five senses have several kinds of activities duly indulged in illusion and some of those are – kaam, krodh, mad, lobh, ahankar, back biting, jealousy etc. Vedas tell we should see auspicious scenes (not the bad and sexual scenes of T.V etc.,), we should hear only pious speech (not abuses, backbiting and sensual talk etc.) and so on.
I would only advise you to read my book “Brahamcharya Dukh Nivarak Divya Manni” (in Hindi) worth Rs.100/-, excluding postal charges wherein detailed matter has been explained. A student should never sleep in daytime.