Ankush Gupta: Please bless people in Jammu to maintain peace and harmony in the city.
Swami Ram Swarup: I pray to God and bless to the public of J&K to get immediate solution and establish peace there soon.
A A: In pregnancy should a couple follow Brahmcharya?
Ankush Gupta: Please bless people in Jammu to maintain peace and harmony in the city.
Swami Ram Swarup: I pray to God and bless to the public of J&K to get immediate solution and establish peace there soon.
A A: In pregnancy should a couple follow Brahmcharya?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes, in pregnancy couple must start to maintain their brahamcharya from the date of pregnancy and till the baby leaves to take mother’s milk. If possible, you must also study “Brahamcharya Dukh Nivarak Divya Manni” holy book in Hindi written by me in which every aspect of observing Brahamcharya has been briefed well.
Seema Dhawan: How to get progress in career?
Swami Ram Swarup: Firm decision, hard working, honesty and daily worship of God will give progress in career. For the same, it is necessary to wake up early in the morning for long morning walk and light exercise. Hawan must be done daily to pray God as well to give blessings to award success at every step of our life. Always do pious deeds. God helps those who are hard working, honest, God fearing. Always avoid bad society.
Dr. Harish Arya: Where is it written in vedas that to marry with relatives is sin?
Swami Ram Swarup: According to Rigveda Mantra 10/85/21 marriage should always be solemnized with girl from different gotra. Manusmriti Shloka 3/5 states that the girl who is away from the six generations of parents is only to be married.
D K: I am using astrology to find a partner. Is there something wrong in the approach?
Swami Ram Swarup: Present astrology is not mentioned in Vedas so learned persons do not accept it being unauthentic. Yajurveda mantra 7/48 clearly states that human beings are free to do good or bad deeds but result is awarded by Almighty God in the shape of happiness and sorrows respectively. So, what astrology will do in this regard? Can astrology cancel the Ved mantras which emanate direct from God and enforce its own philosophy? As regards marriage, all this is in the hands of Almighty God but you know that God helps those who help themselves. So you must try and your parents must try their level best to seek a suitable match for you. You must also worship God daily for which chant Gayatri mantra with its meaning in heart and also do hawan with Gayatri mantra daily both times. You must also learn complete process of doing hawan with Ved mantras.
Shankar: I am an engineering college student and want to know more about the influence of Vedas in science and technology. I am a real lover of Indian heritage and Sanskrit.
Swami Ram Swarup: Your views are highly appreciated my dear son. To enter the Philosophy of eternal knowledge of Vedas wherein three education are mentioned i.e., knowledge (deep science), form of deeds and third is worship. You must study some Vedic books first. A list of Vedic books is given on the website. As regard Sanskrit, you must start Sanskrit by reading “Sanskrit Swayam Shikshak Book” which will also be sent along with your selected book. If not interested in studying books then Sanskrit Swayam Shikshak Book will only be sent. Eternal Philosophy of Vedas state that Vedas are required to be listened from an acharya first. So you may seek an acharya locally also. You must perform daily Yajyen with Ved mantras which is the best worship of God also. You can also come here, if possible.
Mukesh Bishnoi: In our old epics worship of statue of prohibated then we are follwing the same practice?
Swami Ram Swarup: Due to lack of knowledge of Vedas, statue worship has been spread within a span of about 2,500 years. Before this, there was no practice of idol worship.
God’s worship is in Vedas which emanate direct from God, wherein idol worship is not mentioned. I have previously quoted several examples that idol worship is not required. For-example you know me and I also know you, we both reside in bodies, being souls and souls are also shapeless. So we know each other, but how? Only on the basis of qualities and not on the basis of statue/photos etc. If you or I will try hard then we can also meet together. This is worldly example even.
So on the basis of the qualities of the God, as mentioned in Vedas, God is known and when an aspirant follows/obeys the path of Vedas i.e., worship, Ashtang yoga practice, listening of Vedas, Yajyen etc., under guidance of an acharya, then he attains samadhi i.e., realizes God too. So, as per Vedas, no need of idol worship.
If someone believes that God is everywhere then why does he avoid wine, smoking, theft, etc., etc. inside the temple and does outside? Actually realization is subject of deep study of Vedas and to observe thereon. Sagunn means with eternal qualities mentioned in Ved mantras because the meaning of Sa+Gunn means ‘with qualities’. So God has unlimited qualities like formless, omnipresent, etc., etc. and nirakar means shapeless. One can not break the rules and regulations of God mentioned in Vedas. Vedas are self-proof and cannot be denied.
Mukesh Bishnoi: Why we are unable to secular on the name of religion and God?
Swami Ram Swarup: Due to lack of knowledge of Vedas, we are not being secular on the name of religion and God. Every body must now start the study of Vedas to know the truth about every subject of universe which is clearly mentioned in Vedas by God Himself. In Vedas, deep science, form of deeds, rear eternal worship of God has been briefed. So politics and eternal religion has its eternal, true meaning described in Vedas.
I would advise you to read some of my Vedic books in Hindi and English, if possible. For example with the grace of Almighty God I have written deep commentary on 1 -6 chapters of Bhagwad Geeta, stating the factual position of Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj and his message of Vedas in Bhagwad Geeta( in Hindi). The book contains 739 pages. Money is not a problem but problem is to destroy the illusion. So if you cannot send the price of the book and can only send postal charges then only book can be sent free of cost with the condition that book will be read thoroughly and you will send your comments within two months.
Mukesh Bishnoi: Why there is no any method or practice like in Muslims of Jamat followed in Hindus to spread the knowledge for their religion?
Swami Ram Swarup: Hindu religion is eternal. It is known to be based on the ancient holy books like Four Vedas , Valmiki Ramayan, Mahabharat (only 10,000 authentic shlokas), 6 shastras, Upnishads, Brahmin granth since no other religions existed at that time and even before 2,500 years. But Hindu (Arya/Vedic religion) was before this creation and will remain forever in future too. It has not been created by mankind because knowledge of Vedas always emanates direct from God, at the beginning of every universe. So I think people related to this religion have no desire to extend it because in their nature, they imbibe natural thought that their religion is universally applicable to all human being as before. Had it been originated by any saint then the saint and his followers would have tried to extend it but it is a reality that this religion has an idea of one ness and one ness does not need to extend being the thought of similarity.
Because the pious thought of one ness exists in all human beings. I mean to say that at that time of beginning of creation, knowledge of Vedas emanates directly from God and at that time none of the present sects existed. Hence knowledge of four Vedas extends universally to all human beings and the human beings undivided in sects, were one i.e., not fragmented in caste system etc.
Now, all Hindus, Aryas will have to think to spread the knowledge of Vedas etc., especially the Hindus would’ve to be awakened so that the Hindus do not undergo conversion. Every Hindu must know about Vedas. When it will be done then no Hindu will be converted. It is due to lack of knowledge of Vedas that Hindus are unable to understand about one Almighty God who is formless, Almighty, Omnipresent, Omniscient , creates, nurses and destroys the universe.
Now, the innocent people especially belonging to poor families, who donot know anything about Vedas, have being/are being converted. Had they been knowledgeable about Vedas, nobody could make plan for their conversion. So, we should learn Vedas without wasting anytime and that too while discharging all our moral duties.
Mukesh Bishnoi: Why in Hinduism every one does not follows the rules of worshiping both times?
Swami Ram Swarup: Again I will tell you that worship of Almighty God is not being done daily both times only due to lack of knowledge of Vedas. We must know that this firm, steadfast rule to worship God by performing Yajyen, practising Ashtang Yoga and name jaap etc., has only been mentioned in Vedas otherwise it is mostly preached that you can worship once a week or you can remember the God for a while, then discharge your daily routine for whole time, etc.
Anonymous: I have a daily routine which involves asan, pranayam, studies, exercise, havan and household work. How much time should I spend in asan, pranayam, etc.? I am a student.
Swami Ram Swarup: Only 8-10 asans are sufficient devoting 1 ½ minutes for each asan. It means 15 minutes are sufficient. Prannayam, at this young age requires 10 minutes only. Meditation is sufficient for 45 minutes. Cycling and jogging must be given 20-20 minutes each because a student always requires good health which in turn depends on light exercise to be done daily. Then, after taking rest for about 20 minutes in which you can do study etc., bath must be taken. Then hawan, prayer etc., would require about 1/2 an hour. So, all the activities would be completed by about say 8 ‘O’ clock in the morning. You can start study if time suits you keeping in view, the college time.
Anonymous: I have tried my best to avoid a divorce but its still happening. My parents are very old and I need to take care of them as well. Her family is spoiling everything. I have to beg her to come back everytime. I am doubting my worship.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you, please also convey my blessing to your parents. I appreciate your pious desire to serve your parents. Vedas tell to serve mother, father, learned acharya, elders first then a person becomes able to worship the God. Even the services towards the said dignitaries is also a part of worship of God. So first you must look after your parents whole heartedly, please. As regards your wife, I do not know your correct situation but still I will advise you to avoid the divorce. I even do not know whether you have children or not. So you must avoid divorce. If it is not possible then explain your full situation if possible. No doubt, the parents of your wife are not doing good, they are spoiling their daughter’s future. I am not able to understand why you beg for before your wife, this course of your action inspires your wife to go against you. At this stage, you must maintain brahamcharya for further 2 years and be separate from her even while living with her. You must gather physical and mental strength to face the situation happily.
Secondly, the worship of God in the shape of hawan, meditation, practice of Yoga philosophy is a separate issue. Nobody must link it with any kind of problem of the world. Did Ram, who lived in jungle for 14 years and his wife was abducted by Ravanna, doubted the worship of God? Or did Sita ever doubt the worship of God?
So is the case of Pandavas, who also spent their time in jungle. Arjun’s son Abhimanyu and thereafter five sons of Draupadi were killed but they raised no doubt on God.
Nowadays, mostly people are in the habit of blaming God if their desires are not fulfilled. On one hand, it is said that all the pious deeds/worship must be performed selflessly. Worship of God minimizes and at one stage destroys all sins of past lives and people get peace but until and unless the deeds are not burnt, the deeds will have to be faced. The worship should always be done selflessly, then it would give the best result one day, we are being blessed by God with the human body for discharging moral duties as well as performing Yajyen/worship daily and not for blaming God at any cost.
We must know that God is Almighty, Omnipresent and Omniscient . He knows each and every person along with each and every deed of a person whether good or pious. He is supreme judge and therefore awards the result of our deeds only. He can never do injustice since it is not in His nature. A person must never be atheist.
K D Gupta: After much studying, I have come to following conclusion: Vedas are seed, Geeta is tree and Ramcharitramanas is fruit. Please guide me.
Swami Ram Swarup: Sorry to say that I have a doubt that you have studied Vedas, otherwise you could never give the conclusion as stated in your question. Secondly, the thought/idea from, you have obtained, the person has also never studied Vedas, if you would even see the first page of Tulsikrit Ramayan then you would see the Sanskrit shloka that Tulsi had stated that he studied Vedas first then wrote Ramayan.
Similarly Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj , first studied Vedas with his friend Sudama in the ashram of Rishi Sandeepan then he preached Bhagwad Geeta . So Bhagwad Geeta is also a Vedic preach. I have written description on Bhagwad Geeta of 1 -6 chapters stating the facts of Vedas. The book contains 739 pages. The book may be studied by you as well if you desire.
Vedas contain three main subjects – knowledge of all universal matters, i.e., deep science, form of deeds, and eternal worship of God . Knowledge of Vedas emanates direct form God whereas. The other holy books have been written either by Rishi-munis or saints etc. So there is a vast difference between Vedas and the holy books. As stated by Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj in Shloka 3/15, that philosophy of all the deeds originates from Vedas and the Vedas emanates direct from God. Similarly, Manu smriti shloka 2/6 clarifies that the Vedas are the roots of all deeds. So, how the said facts of Bhagwad Geeta and Manusmriti can be oversighted? Yog shastra Sutra 1/7 states Vedas are self proof. So, any view which is against the Vedas, is considered unauthentic by the ancient as well as present learned acharyas.
The saints etc., who do not know the Vedas may say anything, being ignorant. But the fact is stated above. we must know that if Vedas are seed then Geeta cannot be considered tree or buddhi. Similarly, Ramcharitmanas can never be accepted as fruit (Bhakti) stating that Vedas are seed. The said views are totally against the Vedas , please.
Question arises why? You see, Vedas emanate direct from God. God is formless , omnipresent , omniscient i.e., ever away from facing any kind of deed or suffer death etc., because He is immortal. Now see, Vedas emanate direct from Almighty God who is immortal so naturally Vedas are immortal. Vedas are therefore eternal like God and have not been written by anyone whereas Geeta is a collection of eighteen chapters of Bheeshma Parv of Mahabharat written byVyasmuniji before about 5,300 years ago. Similarly, Ramayan has been written by TulsiDasji before about 325 years ago. Whereas Vedas are eternal , knowledge of Vedas was before the creation, remains at present and will also remain forever in future but the said holy books, yes which contain the knowledge even, have been written on a fixed date and will never be seen in next creation. However, Vedas will remain forever like God.
So we will have to think deeply that Vedas are everlasting whereas the said holy books will remain only till the final destruction of universe. You see no name of any Rishi-muni or any holy book of previous creation has come in anyone’s notice in this creation. So when we compare the immortal Vedas then we will have to keep any idea in our mind that from the immortal matter, no destructive matter is created. If we consider Vedas, a seed then Ramayan and Bhagwad Geeta which are our adorable holy books cannot be assumed tree or fruit etc., being destructible.
Our ancient and present Rishi-munis including great dignitaries like Sri Ram, Sri Krishna Maharaj, Vyas muniji, Guru Vasishth, Atri Rishi, King Harishchandra etc., studied and followed the Vedas and attained salvation. They did not take birth agaib. So the assumption that Vedas are seeds, Bhagwad Geeta is tree and Buddhi, Ramchritmanas is fruit etc., doesnot suit and therefore is not true, please. We must always study Ramayan and Bhagwad Geeta to gain the Vedas’ knowledge from them. But the assumption like tree, fruits etc., is not true. First we will have to learn Vedas and then only will we be able to know the facts about Bhagwad Geeta and Tulsi Ramayan as their writers did i.e., Vyas muniji who wrote Bhagwad Geeta as stated above, was philosopher of Vedas and Ashtang Yoga Philosophy.
Similarly, Tulsi studied Vedas first and then wrote Ramayan. Then we will have to think over it that a person who is describing Bhagwad Geeta or Tulsi Ramayan and has never studied Vedas traditionally, how would he be able to explain the truth and secret of the Vedas. Whether, a philosophy of the doctor can be understood by a person who has got the degree of M.A. in English or any other subject. certainly not? Because, his subject has never been the subject of medical science. So is the case of Bhagwad Geeta and Tulsi Ramayan.
So, Vedas are eternal. Therefore, from Vedas eternal matter can only be generated and not mortal. Trees and fruits are mortal, that is, they will be destroyed one day when the final destruction of the universe takes place.
Therefore, it is not logical to state that Vedas are seed, Bhagwatgeeta is the tree and Ramchatramanas is the fruit. Instead, Vedas are seed, tree and fruit itself.
K D Gupta: Lingpuran says that Bhagwat Vishnu donated his eye to Bhagwan Shiva. Is it true?
Swami Ram Swarup: I have described a lot, above about Vedas and almighty God please. Now your views stated in this query, do not tally with Vedas and therefore are unauthentic please. Because, there is only one formless, omnipresent God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe and He only is to be worshipped . He is formless, so He has no eye, mouth, ear etc. So how can He donate His eye. However, he has given eyes to every human as well as living being but He doesnot have any senses, perceptions and mind, that is why He is Almighty . Almighty means He has all powers and needs no assistance from anyone. For example –if God sees, then he sees without eyes. He does not require eyes.
Ulhhaas Gaikwad Can you tell me what was Gita’s sandesh?
Swami Ram Swarup: Sri Krishna studied Vedas and did hard practice of ashtang yoga philosophy. With the result Almighty God originated within him and also he achieved the great title of Yogeshwar. Naturally, with his vedic preach he inspired Arjun to fight religious war. So, Bhagwad Geeta is a message that everybody must listen to Vedas (and not only Bhagwad Geeta) to settle all the worldly problems. It is sad that most of the people of the world are not understanding the said message of Bhagwad Geeta due to lack of knowledge of Vedas. Geeta is not a Geeta gyan, it is a Vedic gyan. Had it been Geeta gyan, then Yogeshwar Shri Krishna maharaj would have read Geeta gyan first, then preached Arjun, but it was not so. Sri Krishna maharaj preached Vedic knowledge to settle the problem and he succeeded.
Alphanso: I have accepted Hinduism for some years now, however there are times I am not too sure if I am Hindu as I have not formally converted to it. I would like to know if there is any formal conversion ceremony/Yagna that is mentioned in the VEDAS that I must attend?
Swami Ram Swarup: I don’t believe in conversion please. One should study Vedas and do ashtang yoga practice whether he is of any religion.
S. K.: We are facing problems in my married life. My husband is not getting a job. I love him too much to see him upset.
Swami Ram Swarup: Yeh bahut achhchi baat hai ki apka apne pati se pyar hai aur dukh sukh main aap unke sath hain. Hamare pichchle janamon ke kiye karmon ka phal hi hum yahaan bhogne aate hein. Achchey burey karmon ke anusar sukh-dukh bhogate hain. Lekin manushya jeevan mein yadi hum sachchi Ishwar ki bhakti karte hain to hamara dukh Ishwar kirpa se khatam ho jaate hain aur hamain sukh hi sukh milta hai. Aap aur aapke pati ko rozana Ishwar ke naam ka jaap karna chahiye aur prarthna karni chahiye ki hey Ishwar! Kripa hamare dukhon ko door kariye. Doosra yeh sadaa yaad rakhein ki Ishwar kewal unki hi madad karta hai jo khud apni madad karte hain aur mehnat karte hain. Atah Ishwar bhakti ke saath-saath apke pati job bhi dhoonde kyunki Grihasthashram main dhan kamaana punya hai , zaroori hai aur farz hai. Mujhe umeed hai Ishwar apki jaroor sunega.
Anonymous: Please tell me my future. I love my wife too much but she always suspects me and considers me wrong.
Swami Ram Swarup: Bhawishya hamesha shubh karmon aur mehnat se khud banaye jaata hai. Ishwar ke yeh niyam hain ki manushya shubh karma kare, mehnat kare to Weh punya phal dekar sukh deta hai aur jab insaan paap karma karta hai tab Weh paap ka phal dekar dukh deta hai isleye maunshya ko sadaa shubh karma aur mehnat karni chahiye. Ishwar usey sadaa sukh hi sukh dega. Islieye kahaa hai ki Parmeshwar nein bhawishya khud manushya ke haath main de diya hai. Doosra yeh hai ki jab aap sachey marg par hon to ek na ek din aapke patni ka shak bhi door ho jayega.
Anonymous: aab tak to life mei dukh hi dekhe hai. mere do child hai betti and betta. husband se divorce hone wala hai. please btaei ki kya mai bina second merrige kiye apne bachho ki parvarish kar sakugi
Swami Ram Swarup: Yeh bahut achhchi baat hai ki apka apne pati se pyar hai aur dukh sukh main aap unke sath hain. Hamare pichchle janamon ke kiye karmon ka phal hi hum yahaan bhogne aate hein. Achchey burey karmon ke anusar sukh-dukh bhogate hain. Lekin manushya jeevan mein yadi hum sachchi Ishwar ki bhakti karte hain to hamara dukh Ishwar kirpa se khatam ho jaate hain aur hamain sukh hi sukh milta hai. Aap aur aapke pati ko rozana Ishwar ke naam ka jaap karna chahiye aur prarthna karni chahiye ki hey Ishwar! Kripa hamare dukhon ko door kariye. Doosra yeh sadaa yaad rakhein ki Ishwar kewal unki hi madad karta hai jo khud apni madad karte hain aur mehnat karte hain.
Husband se divorce hona, yeh badey dukh ki baat hai. Aap agar prem se maata pita, parivar se milkar agar rok sako to rok lo agar nahin rukega to samjho ki Ishwar ka diya hua hamare karmon ka phal hai. Yeh avashya hai ki jaisey Kunti nein bina second marriage kiye apney bachchon ki bahut achchi parvarish kee thi vasey hi yadi aapke nishchaye satya par aadharit rahega aur aap mehnat karogi to sach mein Ishwar apke aur apkey bachchon ki raksha karega aur madad bhi karega.
Ulhhaas Gaikwad: What was Vedic gyan? What was shastra? What was Krishna trying to say? Did he want to guide us?
Swami Ram Swarup: Regarding Vedic Gyan, please read the article on Vedas’ Philosophy. This has also been stated in Bhagwad Geeta by Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj in shloka 3/15that all knowledge in the shape of deeds etc., emanates direct from God. All our Rishi-Munis, Rajrishis and their public for the last about one arab ninety-six crores eight lakhs fifty-three thousand years have been adopting Vedic path in which daily Yajyen with ved mantras , name jaap of God under guidance of acharya who knows Vedas and practice of Ashtang yoga has been preached.
There are six shastras written by six Rishis after studying Vedas. The name of shastras are :-
(1) Yog Shastra
(2) Vedanta shastra
(3) Nyaya Shastra
(4) Mimansa Shastra
(5) Sankhya Shastra
(6) Vaisheshik Shastra
Khusi: I want to ask, is there any Ved mantra for Shiva, Laksmi, Ganesha and Brahma?
Swami Ram Swarup: There is no Ved mantra about Laxmi, Ganesh and the Shiva whose idol is being worshipped. In Vedas, only one, formless God Who creates , nurses and destroys the universe is worshipped. Please also read the article: God is formless.
S A: Can I go to office and do my regular routine work during Surya Grahan? I am expecting. Also can I eat anything at the time of grahan? Please suggest.
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes, please. You can go to your office as routine and may take food as well because all four Vedas, knowledge of which emanates direct from God do not restrict routine life during any grahann.
Dharmendra: Swamiji, my relative has gas problem in stomach. Please tell me any medicine you know.
Swami Ram Swarup: Please ask your mother to daily sit on Vajra asan for twenty minutes, both times after taking meals. She should take boiled water after cooling it. She should take plenty of water i.e., at least 15 glasses of water in a day from morning to night. Long morning walk and light exercise is beneficial. Always avoid fatty and fried food.
If you can make the medicine with following formula and instructions then its intake shall be beneficial for everyone.
Neem powder’s formula
CHIRETTA-KIRETTA = 1gm
GYOL = 4gm
AZWAIN = 6gm
MEETHI-SOUNF = 6gm
NEEM-leaves =25-30 leaves.
Make the powder of all above items and take one kadchi (i.e., kadchi used to prepare dal, vegetables etc.) and boil it in one and half litres of water for five minutes. Then let it be cool and afterwards sieve it. Now take half cup of this medicine and mix it with another half cup of fresh water. Take one cup of this medicine in the morning empty stomach. It must be continued for three months. You can also do kunjal kriya but it will have to be learnt by an expert. You can also do Uttanpada asan, bhujang asan, tiddi asan. Padam asan to overcome the problem. Prannayam will also help you. But all this yoga path will have to be learnt by an expert yogi in presence.
Abhinav Gupta: What are my chances of going abroad? I am facing some difficulties.
Swami Ram Swarup: Please try your level best and always pray to God who will sure listen to you.
RJ: If we will prepare a havan at home, must we do first an worship for Agni?
Swami Ram Swarup: Agni is non-alive matter and Vedas never tell to worship any non-alive matter. However, the meaning of agni in Ved mantras is also Formless, Almighty God.
The non-alive Agni is present in every matter, so is God. So name of God is also Agni, based on divine quality of being Omnipresent. Therefore when we perform Agnihotra/Yajyen with Ved mantras it means, we are worshipping Formless, Almighty God, who creates, nurses and destroys the universe.
RJ: I have read the column how to do havan and one thing is not clear for me. Must I mix he samgree with the ghee? Or must I offer first the ghee and after that the samagree?
Swami Ram Swarup: First ghee is offered thereafter samigiri please. So, please do hawan accordingly. It is the best worship of Almighty God and will give you peace and will fulfil your pious desires.
Abhinav: Hamare Vedo mein paigambar ka jikr kyu hai?
Swami Ram Swarup: No, please. Vedon mein Paigambar Sahib ka zikr nahin hai aur na hi kisi katha, kahani, admi adi ka varnan hai. Ved mein to Ishwar ne sirf sansar ka aur Ishwar ka gyan diya hai.
Mahesh: How much time does it take to become a yogi?
Swami Ram Swarup: Time cannot be fixed please. It may take so many births or may take one birth’s time, depending on desire of aspirant and following the Vedic path including hard practice of ashtang yoga philosophy. Vedas state unlimited names of Almighty God based on divine unlimited qualities. So one name is Atithi (A + tithi) which means that no date can be fixed when God sees the capability of aspirant based on above quoted worship then God Himself awards the title of a yogi as per Atharvaveda mantra 4/30/3. So the title of yogi, Rishi, Muni, Brahmin is awarded by God Himself and not by man. Due to lack of knowledge of Vedas mostly people do not know the said and accept anyone as yogi, Rishi-Muni, etc. We must study eternal knowledge of Vedas to become learned and to overcome illusion.
Deepak: I am with one group who is following one guruji. They see guruji’s photo and sit for meditation and repeat name like Ram or Krishna. Some movements happen in body. Do you think Samadhii is possible with this?
Swami Ram Swarup: As per eternal knowledge of the Vedas which emanates direct from God and is called “self-proof”, your statement does not tally with the Vedas, please and hence is not acceptable for those who follow eternal Vedic path. Samadhi means realisation of God which has eight parts i.e., Yam, Niyam, Asan, Pranayam, Pratyahar, Dharnna, Dhyan, Samadhi. The person who has attained Samadhi means he has overcome all worldly illusion which is created by rajo, tamo and satto gunn of prakriti and such yogi realises Almighty God within their heart. All their deeds of previous lives- whether good or bad are burnt and such yogi never tells lies. In this category Sri Ram, Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj, Vyas mauniji, Guru Vasishth i.e., several Rajrishis and Rishis got the Samadhi by following eternal Vedic path only and world knows their character and knowledge very well. Samdhi gives eight siddhis i.e., anima, Garima, mahima, Laghuma, Ishisht, Vishishth, Prakamya, Prapti. So qualities of said siddhis are divine. Please state if anyone has got the said siddhis. We cannot oversight the rules and regulations of Almighty God which are mentioned in Vedas.
Deepak: Guruji charan sparsh. If I want to do havan in home should I call any pandit every month and let him do it? I mean in home I can do daily but my family members never do. So should I call any pandit every month or every fifteen days? Will it help them or help my home?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Actually, havan is done personally but Arya Samaj purohit who knows the Ved mantras can be called fortnightly who will also explain about havan/Yajyen and whole family will sure listen to him and follow him. If you desire, I can sent one book named- “Yajyen Karma- Sarvashreshth Ishwar Pooja” for your guidance.
Tushar: Does kapalbhati prayanam help you lose weight?
Swami Ram Swarup: Only Prannayam will not serve the purpose. Long morning walk, light exercises, avoidance of fatty, fried food, intake of plenty of water (boiled which has been cooked before taking) daily, to do yoga asan daily will sure give you the benefit.
Ramesh Varma: Name the person who invented or established Hindu religion?
Swami Ram Swarup: India is situated on the banks of Sindhu river. Foreigners therefore called us the Indus who lives on the banks of river. After sometime, the word changed to Hindu. Please read the article entitled About Hindus.
Harshbala Singh: In Vedic prayer is it necessary to do aachaman, nari shudhi (indriya separsh) mantra? And pranayam before start the prayer? Please tell me which mantra they are? When we tie the molly or klawa that time which mantra we should recite?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes, please. Aachman, Indriya sparsh, mantras and Prannayam are necessary. Thereafter, even by reciting Gayatri mantra even molly or klawa can be tied. Otherwise to perform havan/Yajyen, molly/klawa are not necessary.