Siddhart: Guruji aapke charnoo main is das ka pranam,
1. Guruji main “bure vicharoon ko bahar hi khatam karne ” ka matlab nahi samaj pa raha hoon.
2. Guruji Aapki kripa se main Vedic marg par chalne ka prayatan kar raha hoon. Mera ek sawal hai ki kabhi kabhi , shayad seva aur gyan main kami hone ke karn main dar jata hoon ki kahin bure vichar na
aajayeen aur naa chaate hue bhi bura vichar aa jata hain. Aapki kripa se main janta hoon ki chiit par padi vritiyoon To guru ji kya mere ko apne hi in vicharoon se darna band kar dena chaiye aur in vicharoon se bahar nikal ne ki koshish karni chaiye.
3. Guru ji Vedas main kya Ishwar ne bure vicaroon se na darte hue un par vijay pane ke liye koi mantr ( gyan) diay hai? Bhaut bhaut dhanayad guruji.
Guru ji aapke charnoom main mera shat shat pranam
Please Guruji clear my doubts on this concept of controlling of senses and self-determination
1.Guruji in previous answer Bhishm pitamah says that if a wrong thought comes in mind it will definitely turn to action. Guruji I find it really demoralizing because if this is the case then what is
the meaning of sayium and tap and hard practice .I mean to say one tries to control his senses by following the vedic path/knowledge and in that course he is expected to control his actions as far as
possible. I mean to say I am a vegetarianism (as Vedas ask so), some times the smell and sight of nonveg food allures me but it doesn’t mean that I will start eating non-veg as I know that it’s wrong. But as one is striving to improve and follow the vedic path, he is bound to witness the worldly distractions then shouldn’t he try to control himself as now he has gained knowledge of Good and bad
rather than falling in the trap of senses.
2. Guruji Vedas are knowledge given by God to humans and preached by learned of Vedas only please. But isn’t it the disciple only who will have to with self- determination follow what he has been taught –
havan, yogabhayas, gaining scientific knowledge etc and along with it controlling his actions in day to day life while in world. Vedas tell that student should not take tension, be calm, never waste time, speak soft, be brave. So till the student has not realized the true God shouldn’t he be trying to practice same values in life-telling truth, bravery, being veg etc. Otherwise he may do Havan and yogabhayas and after that indulge in wrong activities also. So isn’t there need of self determination/ haath yog- that whatever happens disciple should continue to follow the path taught to him as continuing havan and
yogabhayas also require desire and determination?
Guruji aapka bhauut bhauut dhanayad.
Swami Ram Swarup: Mera aapko ashirwad, Beta.
A (1) Burey vichar mann mein aaney se pehle bahar hee to rehtey hain. Jaise kisi ke mann mein choree karne ka vichaar aayega toh pehle bahar hoga phir mann mein ayega. Hum jeevatma hain, mann, buddhi, shareer nahin hain. Jeevatma malik hai mann, buddhi, shareer aadi ka. Gyanvaan jeevatma mann mein burey vichaar aaney nahin dega. Jaise ki chori karne ka vichaar aayega toh woh nahin aaney dega jo Yajyen, yogabhyas, vedadhyayan na karne ke karann avidyagrast hain aur yadi weh chahtey hain ki burey vichaar na aayein toh jaise chori karne ka vichaar mann mein aaya toh jeevatma ko mann aur buddhi se keh dena chahiye ki chori nahin karnee. Is baat par woh mazbooti se sthir rahe to chori karne ka vichaar samapt ho jayega. Aise hee anya vichaar hain. Han! Aapko ved ka gyan, rozana ved mantra se agnihotra se agnihotra karna, OM-jaap karna zaroori hai. Isse khud hee burey vichaar aaney band ho jayeingey.
(2)Yeh badi khushi kee baat hai ki aap vedic marg par chalne ka abhyas kar rahey hain. Issey aap Ishwar kee direct kripa hee samajhein. Yadi aap upar kahi vedic sadhna karengey to aapka darr bhi khatam ho jayega. Han! Guru kripa zaroori hai. Mantra to vedon mein bahut hain jaise
“Abhyam Mitradabhyamamitra abhyam gyatad abhyam parokshaat abhyam naktamabhyam diva naha sarva asha mam mitram bhavantu.”
Parantu abhay rahne ke liye vedic sadhna, vedic gyan bhi avashyak hai.
B(1) Sanyam means control on senses, mind and intellect that they should not be involved in sins.
In this respect, I paste my article as under-
Control on negative thoughts
Though it is a very difficult task to control the inflow of negative thoughts yet it is not impossible for a brave aspirant. In Mahabharat, Bheeshma Pitamah too states that Oh Yudhishthir! There is an easy way to control the incoming bad thoughts that the person when thinks that the bad thought is about to come then immediately he should stop the same outside and must start to think or concentrate over the pious views. Most of the saints based on mere bookish knowledge, state that it is very easy to stop bad thoughts by keeping one’s mind pure, one should not think bad or should do name jaap of God etc., etc., but Vedas as well as experience of learned Rishi-munis do not agree with the said statement. Though the statement of Bheeshma Pitamah has got power and effects based on the hard tapasya of Bheeshma Pitamah so to stop the negative/bad thoughts one will have to control his senses, perceptions and mind. To control the same, one requires to listen to Vedas and do asan, prannayam and meditation. One must also do daily havan with Ved mantra or Gayatri mantra. The said knowledge will be gained through the advise of learned acharya of Vedas.
Otherwise, mere statements of the saints and others, based on bookish knowledge, has gone in vain as yet and will go in vain in future too. Selfless services are also done by those who have become desire free by adopting the above said knowledge because the said knowledge makes man to control the senses and mind and enables man to control his desire.
You yourself say that you get lured by smell of non-vegetarian but your answer is also there that it does not mean that you would start eating non-vegetarian. Yes, this is the way that when bad thought comes, it should be stopped/killed by your firm decision. However, a devotee must also continue daily name jaap of God, agnihotra and exercise of asan-prannayaam so that bad thoughts are killed and do not enter mind. Sanyam means to control senses by doing above stated worship.
Tap means listening of Vedas, doing agnihotra, to give donation to deserving person and at right place, control on senses, maintain peace in mind etc. Hard practice means daily name jaap of God both times, listening Vedas from learned acharya, to do daily agnihotra with ved mantras and practice of yog philosophy.
(2.) The type of worship you are saying my son, the same will never be done in the absence of learned acharya of Vedas and Yog philosophy. Yes, till the time, the God is not realized, one should do above worship and should do always pious deeds.
Anuj: Swami ji pranaam. Swami ji yeh apki bat sach hai ki kasam khana buri bat hai or yeh sbse bdhi galti mujhse hui hai . . . . Or swami ji kripa ap btae ki meri is bool ka prashchit kaise karu. . . . . .and yeh b b sch hai ki mujhe apne upar barosa ni hai. . . Mai kai b kam kru mai wha tik ni pata . . . Ptani swami ji plz plz upay btae warna mera future khatre me pd rha hai.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you.
Prayashchit ke liye manushya Ishwar se yeh prarthna karey ki Weh usey maaf kar dey aur weh jeevan mein dubara aisee koi galti nahin karega.
Apne par bhrosa laney ke liye jeev ko gunnvann banna chahiye. Rozana ka akhbaar editorial magazine padein, kaam mein mann lagyein. Na bhi lagey to zabardasti lagayein aur vishesh kar ved sahitya ka adhyayan karein. Main aapko rozana Gayatri mantra se Ishwar ka hawan karne ki bhi advise karta hoon. Jisse Ishwar prasann hokar tumpar kripa karega. Kisi ved ke gyata vidwan ke sampark mein rehkar agnihotra karein, naam jaap karein aur yogabhyaas karna zarooor seekhein. I also advise you to do the followings:-
Hard working, devotion, dedication, honesty, services to the parents and elders to follow eternal religion mentioned in Vedas, practice of Ashtang Yoga, discharging moral duties to get progress in education, science simultaneously with spiritualism like, daily havan, to be in contact with the learned Acharya, to get his advice, are some of the pious deeds which make the future bright and obliterate the sorrows, problems, diseases, etc.
One must wake up early in the morning for early morning walk and exercises, must sit on meditation and chant holy name of God, must be away from any addiction and non-vegetarian. Such pious actions lead to long, happy life and bright future.
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 Yajna. The havan with Ved mantras are always offered as the best worship of God only please. Do havan daily and both times.
In the end of hawan, please pray to God to fulfill your desires. I hope God will sure listen to you.
PROCEDURE OF CHANTING
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.