Shweta: Can I perform pooja on behalf of someone?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessing to you my daughter. Any kind of worship done by a person will give result to him/her only and not to others. Everybody comes alone and goes alone to face the result of previous lives’ deeds.

Ajit: Dear Swamiji, Namaskar. Please enlighten us n these queries:
1.How to get connected with GOD in the day of heavy activities? Can you give me very simple method to get in touch with GOD without having any effect on my job work?
2. I recite lot of mantras whenever I am free. I do regular puja at home. Can you explain me the effects of mantras on ones mind and health?
3.How can remove my negative aura around myself?
4.Is it possbile to increase the mental strength and virtues with the help of spirituality? How? Please enlighten.
Swami Ram Swarup: 1. My blessings to you. First of all, if we would think deeply then
it would be found that heavy work load/activities are man-made and not God made. So, in the life one should discharge his authentic moral duties and side by side minimise his requirements. God has not made any simple way to realise Him. Therefore, daily name jaap of God and frequent meeting with the learned acharya of Vedas and Yoga philosophy should be made to listen about God, soul, prakriti, Vedas’ knowledge, pious deeds, etc. The said meeting will inspire the devotee to listen Vedas’ knowledge, perform havan and to learn and do practice of asan, pranayam and meditation, etc. Thus the devotee will observe a divine pleasure, which will further enable him
to leave the unnecessarily materialistic deeds like TV, addiction, spending funds, unnecessary meetings, etc., and the devotee will start giving more time to the spiritual path happily. For all the above quoted knowledge, i.e. to follow the above pious path, advises of a learned acharya are needed please.

As regards jobs, it should be continued in routine because to earn the money is a moral and pious duty entrusted by God Himself as it also comes in spiritualism that without source of earning, worship can’t be continued. So mostly Rishi Munis, Shri Ram, Shri Krishna, Pandavs and other Raj-Rishis followed Vedic spiritual path while remaining in family life.

2. Please intimate the mantras you decide to enable me to advise properly. Also intimate the method of your regular Puja. However, chanting of Gayatri Mantra and daily havan by Gayatri mantra is more useful to everybody.

3. There are ten pious qualities of religion, as said in Manusmriiti states that if a person has ten good qualities i.e., Dhriti, kshama, dum, asteya, shauch, indriya nigraha, dhee, vidya, satya, akrodh i.e., to control the five senses, mind and intellect. So, one should try to overcome the senses by daily name jaap, havan and frequent sitting with acharya. It will remove negative thoughts. Secondly, Bhishm Pitahma states in Mahabharat epic to Yudhisthir that one should try for not entering the bad thought in his mind. For example, if the bad thought is to enter the mind, but still it is outside the mind, then the devotee should immediately cut off the bad thought outside so that it does not enter the mind.

4. Yes, it is 100% possible to increase mental/physical power and virtues by following the path of spiritualism. One must follow the above said path and especially should do daily practice of asan, pranayaam and meditation. Please note that to maintain the strict Brahmcharya is the first requirement to achieve the goal. I have written a book on Brahmcharya in Hindi alongwith other spiritual books available on the website. Your selected books and CDs can be sent on receipt of your postal address, if you so desire. My blessings to you.

Gayatri: Swami ji, life is going through so much trouble and pain that I do not know what should I do?
Swami Ram Swarup: There is a saying: “Life is a struggle, which we have to face happily.” Secondly, God helps those who help themselves. The first pious sign of eternal religion is Dhriti, amongst ten. Dhriti means courage. So, he/she is the real religious person who never loses heart/courage i.e., he never becomes demoralized in any critical situation. So first of all, I would advise never to lose your heart. Always try to remain a brave lady like Jhansi Ki Rani, etc.