Shiva: Namaste guruji.. I am very interested in learning about vedas and leading a spiritual life.. I keep reading your articles. Also I try to do havan daily but I have 18 months old daughter and she goes very late to sleep, around 1’o clock. so im not able to get up early morning And do havan daily. Is this a sin? Also recently I happened to see my horoscope. Actually im blessed with a happy family but in horoscope it was told that this happiness in my life is only for few years and after that I would have many problems in all ways and would end up with divorce from my husband. Also I will face so many problems, lose hope and peace in life and finally death would occur in few years. Though I worry about my horoscope saying, I strongly believe in god that he would really bless me and my family. Please advice me on this guruji. Please send me books to know about vedas and lead my life and family as per vedas. Please let me know the payment details.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you, my daughter.
Your views are highly appreciated that you are interested in learning Vedas’ philosophy. It is a knowledge which emanates directly from Almighty God for the benefit of all human-beings. We, the human being have been blessed with main purpose to follow the Vedic path to destroy the sorrows by realizing God. Vedas tell that we must try at our level best to do daily worship otherwise the golden days are being wasted and we are going towards our old age.
So, we must make our daily routine in a good manner that while discharging our all moral duties, we also do not miss our daily worship, say Vedas. So, my daughter, be brave and try hard to start your holy havan daily without any further delays. It will please God being His worship. As regards horoscope, the said matter does not exist in Vedas. Also the matters of present palmistry, kaal sarp yog, pitri dosh, mangalik, vaastu Shastra, Ghost Pooja, Tantrikism, navgrah Poojan etc., also do not exist. So, the learned of Vedas right from the creation till date do not accept it being against the Vedas. So, be brave and do not pay attention on the said unauthentic matters. Happiness and sorrows are to be faced by all human-beings based on their previous lives’ deeds. Rigved mandal 10,135/1, 2 states-
Idea of Rigved mantra 10/135/1,2
Rigveda mantra 10/135/1,2, 3 we’ve been blessed with the human body to face the result of our previous lives’ deeds – good and bad, in the shape of happiness and sorrows. When we’ve to face bad deeds then naturally everybody says that it is our bad luck but mostly people do not think that God has done justice and the sorrows/problems given by God is the result of our said deeds.
So, it is natural that after finishing the time of happiness, one may face the sorrows to experience the result of his previous life bad deeds. The pandit takes benefit of this Vedic fundamental law that after sorrows, happiness will come and after happiness sorrows will come.
Rigved further state that when a devotee in his family life even follow the Vedic path and worship daily then the effect of previous life deeds are minimized and one day they destroy also then only the devotee makes his future bright and avail a long, happy life. I also paste karmas philosophy below-
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 considered 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 simultaneously 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.
So, whatever the Pandit has told is all false. A list of books is appended below. However, I am sending two Vedic books and one Cd free of cost to you my daughter. You may select the remaining books which will be sent on receipt of your postal address along with reasonable bill i.e., 30% rebate.
List of books is appended below, please —–
S. No. NAMES OF BOOK COST PAGES
1. PATANJAL YOG DARSHAN PT I 131.00 332
2. PATANJAL YOG DARSHAN PT II 300.00 295
3. VEDIC PRAVACHAN SANGRAH(Reprinted) 120.00 118
4. VEDIC SATSANG SANGRAH PT II 12.00 29
5. MANAV DHARAM SHIKSHA 21.00 88
6. ATMIK UDGAR 51.00 42
7. DIL SE DIL KI BAAT 21.00 20
8 YAJ KARAM SARVSHRESHTH ISHWAR POOJA 65.00 132
9. BRAHAMCHARYA DUKH NIVARAK
DIVYA MANNI 100.00 173
10. MRITYU EK KATU SATYA 20.00 63
11. BHAJAN KIRTAN 40.00 64
12. SHRIMADBHAGWAD GEETA
EK VEDIC RAHSYA (CHAP. 1-6) 400.00 739
13. SHRIMADBHAGWAD GEETA
EK VEDIC REHASYA (CHAP. 7-12) 400.00 594
14. SANDHYA MANTRA 25.00 33
15. VEDIC PRAVACHAN SANGRAH PT II 120.00 124
16. SHRIMADBHAGWAD GEETA
EK VEDIC RAHSYA (Chap. 13-15) 250.00 246
17. NAARI DUSHKARMIYON
PAR VEDON DWARA DAND 25.00 38
18.VEDON SE MRITYU REHSYA JANO 140.00 101
1. VEDANTA & ETERNAL VEDAS’
PHILOSOPHY PT I 31.00 77
2. VEDANTA AND ETERNAL VEDAS’
PHILOSOPHY PT II 20.00 92
3. YOGA A DIVINE VEDAS PHILOSOPHY 65.00 123
4. VEDAS A DIVINE LIGHT PT. I 80.00 190
5. PROTECT THE HOLY COW, SAY VEDAS 40.00 58
6. VEDAS A DIVINE LIGHT PT. II 121.00 279
7. VEDAS A DIVINE LIGHT PT. III 100.00 126
8. VEDAS A DIVINE LIGHT PT. IV 100.00 154
9. VEDAS A DIVINE LIGHT PT. V 140.00 104
10. VEDIC PUNISHMENT FOR CRIMINALS 25.00 54
(IN OTHER LANGUAGES)
1. VEDA – DIVYA GNANA (translated in Kannada)
(Originally in English as vedas a divine light Pt. I) 120.00 202
2. VEDAM–VAAZHVIN VAZHIKATTI
(Translated in Tamil) 120.00 218
(Originally in English as VEDAS A DIVINE LIGHT PT. I)
3. VEDA – DIVYA GNANA (translated in Kannada)
(Originally in English as vedas a divine light Pt. II) 100.00 111
4. PROTECT THE HOLY COW, SAY VEDAS
(Translated in Tamil) 50.00 68
5. VEDANU DIVA GYAN (Translated in Gujrati)
(Originally in English as VEDAS A DIVINE LIGHT Pt.I) 120 178
LIST OF CASSETTES & CDs Sung by Swamiji
1. SANT VANNI CASSETTES (PT 1-8) 35.00 EACH
2. BHAJ GOVINDAM CASSETTE 35.00
3. VCDS VEDOIN KEE CHHAWON TALE PT1&2 50.00 EACH
4. ISHWAR KEE AWAZ SUNO (ACD) 36.00
5. SAB MEIN VYAPAK JYOTI EK (ACD) 36.00
6. SANT VANNI PT. 1-4 (ACD) 35.00 EACH
7. VALMIKI RAMAYAN (ACD) 36.00
8. ISHWAR BIN SUKH NAHIN (ACD) 36.00
9.SARVAVYAPAK ISHWAR MAHIMA SUNO(ACD) 36.00
10. SAB GOBIND HAI (ACD) 45.00
11. AMRIT VANNI VED (ACD) 36.00
12. BHAJ GOVINDAM (ACD) 35.00
13. VED VANNI KE UPDESH (ACD) 36.00
14. PRABHU SA KOI NA DOOJA (ACD) 30.00