M: I am 60 yrs old and now free from all responsibilities in life. I have not good relation with my family ,members’ so now I wish to be a sannyasi. My mother is 92 yrs . Someone have told me that a sannyasi can not take part in Agnisanskar at the time of his mother’s death. Please make this point clear.Presently I am staying in a a Asharam in himalyan range of Uttarakhand State. M
Swami Ram Swarup: Sanyaas is not matter based on bad or good relation with family. It requires atheism (vairagya) . Responsibilities are never over. But he who by virtue of daily Vedic Yajyen, yogabhyas, preaching of learned acharya, name jaap etc., attains atheism, his ambitions/desires automatically get over and at this stage he becomes sanyasi, whether he remains within family or out of family.
So, the condition to take sanyas is not rag, dwesh, anger etc., but requires atheism by virtue of tapasya, quoted above.
Secondly, your mother is 92 years old. In case of atheism, it does not matter because God helps. But when you desire to fulfill your duty of cremation of your loving mother then question of taking sanyas at this belated stage, does not arise.
Uma: I have a doubt!! Did Veda’s says about Jesus Christ?
Swami Ram Swarup: No, please. Vedas do not say about Jesus Christ or any dignitary because no story, event, happening etc., exist in Vedas. There is only divine knowledge mentioned in Vedas. The meaning of Vedas is itself knowledge. In this connection, I paste my article below-
There are three educations/preach about
(i) knowledge – science etc(Gyan) in Rigved,
At the time of every creation, knowledge of four Vedas emanates direct from God and is originated in the heart of four Rishis in non-sexual creation. In the said process, first of all, the knowledge of Rigved advents and originates in the heart of Rishi Agni. In this Veda though the description of every worldly matter right from straw to God has been mentioned but it speaks especially about matters concerning science of the world. God has described qualities/nature of all materialistic articles of the universe. Therefore, the entire mankind must get the benefit of eternal knowledge of Vedas by knowing about right from straw to Brahma i.e., God. The meaning of “Ric” is that wherein the qualities and nature of all matters have been described and the meaning of Veda is knowledge i.e., true knowledge. These words are used in making the pious word “Rigved”.
(ii) In Yajurved, the form of true, pious deeds have been preached. So, in the absence of listening of Yajurved, we can’t know about real moral duties of students, married persons, vanprasthis and sanyasis. Even the moral and social obligations of King, parents, children etc., can’t be known.
(iii) In Samved there is preach about eternal true worship of God like Yajyen, name jaap, practice of Ashtang yoga by following which an aspirant realises God/attains salvation.
(iv) Atharvaved authenticates the above three vedas’ preach. It also contains comprehensive knowledge of medical science.
So, Almighty God who is formless, creates, nurses, destroys and again creates universe. This process is eternal and everlasting. So, at the time of beginning of each non-sexual, the knowledge of above four Vedas emanates direct from God and is originated in the heart of four Rishis. The knowledge is given by the God to the human-beings for their welfare/benefit because until the knowledge is given by somebody, no one can attain the knowledge. In the beginning of the creation, no preacher, guru, acharya, teacher is present there to teach. So, God gives the knowledge.
Jai: Swamiji, can you briefly give some simple yoga postures?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yoga is vedic divine eternal knowledge which is explained and taught by a learned Acharya in person and this rule can not broken. So please either come here or seek a local learned Acharya of ved and yoga philosophy.