H Kaur: I want to know about my past life because God is not forgiving my past sins because of which I am struggling in present life.
Swami Ram Swarup: Nothing can be told in this connection. One thing is clear according to the Vedas and shastras that rebirth is a true fact and a Yogi himself realises his previous births when he attains Samadhi. Even he can see the past births of anyone, says Yog shastra and Rigveda.
As said in Rigveda Mantras 10/135/1,2,3 that all souls have taken human-body to face the result of his past lives’ deeds and whatever new deeds will be done in the present life, all those will be faced in next births, so every soul has his own sanskars (impressions of deeds imprinted on chitta).

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. Books can be sent on receipt of youir postal address, if you desire.

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. I also paste one of my articles:

Facing problems
Problems are not due to our present deeds. These are the result of our previous lives’ deeds. However, real worship of God according to Vedas obliterates the problems. A person must chant gayatri mantra. Do havan daily both times, even with gayatri mantra. One should also do name jaap of God-OM both times, try to learn yoga philosophy and do practice of asan, prannayam and meditation daily. The said worship of God will sure give a person happy life devoid of problems.
Problems come in lives which are to be faced happily. Actually Vedas state that everybody has come here to face the result of good and bad deeds of his previous lives in the shape of happiness and sorrows/problems etc., respectively.

There are three types of deeds (karmas) – sanchit, prarabdha 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 prarabdha (luck-destiny). So God has not made our luck at His own but Almighty God has taken 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 preach of Rishi, Muni/learned saints then all our 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 always go ahead to do hard work, 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 ways simultaneously i.e., spiritualism and worldly progress like 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 always follow the law of God to get long happy life.

So, we should never worry but we must seek the path to overcome the problems. God state in Vedas that two tasks have to be done to achieve success as well as happiness.

1) Real worship- we should listen to Vedas, do daily havan even with gayatri mantra, do name jaap of God and if possible yoga practice, all under the guidance of learned acharya of Vedas. While doing havan, one should daily pray to Almighty God to obliterate his problems.

The said pious action will burn the effect of previous lives’ bad deeds and give good result to remove difficulties/problems. This is the eternal law of God. Otherwise, the problem will only end after the stipulated time awarded by God which may be harmful. So to remove the problems early, one should follow true path.

2) Pious deed- It is “continuous hard working” in all circumstances. Because you also know well that God helps those who help themselves. So remaining away from any depression, tension and laziness etc., one should always work hard otherwise problems will not be solved. So mere prayer or worship will never solve the purpose. Goal is achieved when a person does hard work and does daily worship as quoted above. Only then the God listens and removes the obstacles.

Manju: My question is that when will my sister get married?
Swami Ram Swarup: Marriage is in the hand of Almighty God. However, God helps those who help themselves. So your parents must do their best to seek a suitable match for your sister. You all must also do daily hawan with Gayatri mantra both times. In the end of hawan, your sister must pray to God daily for His blessings for the same. It will be much better if she also, chant the Gayatri mantra in heart without speaking it, sitting on any asan, along with its meaning.

Deepak: Guruji wanted to ask that after havan can I take havan kund in whole house for spread smoke? And Guruji should I do meditation same time after havan or after yoga I should do meditation? Thanks very much guruji for always replying.
Swami Ram Swarup: It is at your discretion if you carry the havan kund in all rooms. But you see, the walls will start to become black. Otherwise, havan, which is performed outside the rooms, spreads all the beneficial smoke everywhere including all rooms.

Asan, pranayam, etc., must be done early in morning that is, before sunrise because it will be more beneficial before sunshine. And havan is performed after sunrise in the morning and before sunset in the evening. My dear son, my blessings to you and you are most welcome.