Vijay: Swamiji, Thanks for reply. Pls accept my deepest regards to you for your knowledge & teachings on Vedas. Vedas being mool-roop of knowledge, can make us like seed makes a tree. However, since excess of anything is said to be bad, I add “of either side whether positives or negatives”. In other sense, we can consider Devas as positieves & rakshasa as negatives. Since balance or nature’s balance or to keep nature in balance should be the ultimate goal of nature to its creator/mediator– Ishwar, can we consider that Devas & Rakshashas are meant/created to balance excess of either positives/deva gun or of negatives/rakshsha gun? Btw, who created davas & rakshashas? If God created then we can safely say, these two are somewhat right & left hand of GOD to effect balance.
Swami Ram Swarup: You are welcome, please. I’m thankful to you and my blessings to you.
Yes, excess of everything is bad and the said views are applied for the materialistic world only. As regards, knowledge of Vedas, it gives us the eternal true path to follow, by which we start feeling peace, divine merriment which gradually increases and one day the devotee attains salvation where no question of minimum or maximum arises. So, excess of everything is bad, does not apply in case of Vedas, i.e., worship of God, practice of Ashtang Yoga Philosophy, Yajyen, etc.
Secondly, in the matter of knowledge of Vedas, example of seed and tree also does not apply because the main motto of human life is to realize God and as told above regarding salvation, where a devotee experiences God and divine pleasure, there the soul destroying the trees i.e., body and the effect of good and bad deeds etc., realizes original shape (seed) i.e., the soul gets self-realization and becomes free from all bindings of deeds etc.
In case of Almighty God and Vedas, no worldly example deems fit because Almighty God is beyond universe. So, no doubt, a seed becomes a tree one day because it grows. Body of the tree being non-alive matter but God has said in Vedas- “Ek Ajah Paat” i.e., God does not take birth and thus He has no physique. He always remains unchanged. Therefore, you see, He is formless and will ever remain formless without growing etc. So are the Vedas which emanate directly from God. We cannot consider Devas as positives and rakshasas negative. Actually, in according with Yajurveda mantra 40/3, soul in human-beings has three stages- when he takes birth, he is man or woman. When he grows and makes contact with bad society, he is called devil and when he makes contact with learned acharya and good society, then based on the getting and adopting Vedic knowledge, he becomes dev. So, man or woman, devil and third stage of soul is Dev/Devta. So, the said three stages of a person are of one man/woman, so how negatives or positives can be considered. Secondly, God never creates any asur but man duly indulged in illusion is himself responsible to be a devil. In Vedas, God tells that He punishes Devil and protects Dev. To keep nature in balance is a divine deed of Almighty God, Himself. He has framed eternal and never ending rules in the Vedas and by adopting them, the balance of universe remains stable. Dev and Rakshasa are created by ourselves only based on good and bad deeds i.e., a person if he gain knowledge, can be Dev otherwise devil.
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Yaa to aap medical entrance dene ki koshish karein yaa B.sc karne ki koshish Karen.
Anonymous: I am ill for the past 5 years. I have fibroids, which have re-emerged after surgery. I don’t have a child. An astrologer told me that I have shani mahadasha, sade sati,angarak yog,chandaal yog and kaal sarp dosh all together in my kundali. He performed kaal sarp dosh pooja from me in July and told me that I hv very little yog for baby and I may have any kind of serious disease any time from now. He told me to fast on sat and gave me panna and moti to wear in silver locket. I am very worried. Please tell me from my kundali about my health and possibility of a child What should I do about my health problems?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you, my daughte. As regards astrologer the matter is not mentioned in Vedas, shastra, upnishads, Bhagwad Geeta etc. so nobody should be afraid of shani mahadasha, sade sati, angarak yog, chandaal yog and kaal sarp dosh.
As regards body pains and fibroids etc., you have no way accept seek good medical advice. However, you should also consult experienced, authentic ayurvedic doctor also. Jyotishi has told everything unauthentic and false. So, you should never believe the same. In the present circumstances when you are feeling weaknesses, you require balanced diet and not fasting etc. Fasting would be harmful for you. You should take plenty of boiled and cooled water daily. You should go for morning walk daily, light exercises will also be useful to you. Also try to learn asan and pranayama from a local teacher. In addition you should also follow spiritual path to get blessings of Almighty God. In this connection, I paste-
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
You are not having any life, threatening disease. If you would care for your body as quoted above, you will get relief from disease etc. day by day.