Lalit: Swamiji many people do havan with Dried cow dung, ghee and rice . Please elaborate on this.
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes, such havan which is performed with dried cow-dung, ghee and rice is not wrong if wooden sticks are not available.
Jayakumar: 1. Could you kindly explain me the symbolic meaning of Shivling that is picturised in Ramayan at many occassions. If it is not in Ramayan as you once said earlier, what is the shivling itself?
2. Could you also tell me after cow,horse and other animals, vegetation etc. have been created, the asexual human creation took place. In the time that followed some animals went extinct like say Dinosarus or so. Is this extinction a fact?
3. Guruji, we have desire to progress further by reading the Vedas and understand through you. in this regard can we have a copy of the four holy Vedas as no other source is convincing to us.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you, all. 1. The meaning of Shiv is the power who is alone beneficial to the universe and that power is Almighty, formless God. So, Shiv is also the name of God. There are two means of ling. One is noun and second is sex. In this connection, to use the meaning as noun is really fruitful to universe. However, nowadays shivling is related to Shivji Maharaj which is not according to Vedas.
2. Yes, it may be possible that some species got extinct in the course of time. But as far as dinosaurs are concerned, their name is not in divine Sanskrit language. So, nothing can be told about it. But the skeletons found by the scientists cannot be ignored but whether the name of the skeleton is dinosaur or not, is not known.
3. Yes, my dear son, you may study the Vedas but one thing is clear that you must try to study all my books wherein words and meanings of Ved mantras have been explained. That study will assist you to understand Vedas.
K Guruprasad: What is the idea of Yajurved Mantra 13 /8?
Swami Ram Swarup: Idea of Yajurveda mantra 13/8 is that those dangerous living beings other than human-beings like snakes etc., who live in light, in water, in space etc., they should be hit with stones.
Pankaj: Sir, Charan Sparsh, Sir if I would like to learn Vedas and ashtang yog (all (8) kundlani jagran)) will take how much time and where I have to meet you for this entire episode, need your humble guidance.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. You are always welcome here anytime after 14th August.