C K Vatsa: Poojaya Swamiji, Namaste, Recently, I have seen an incident and hence this question: “It must be an unfortunate, Karam-heen Jivatman if it is rendered a destitute at the young age of SIX months as the father has divorced his young wife after one year of their marriage when the young girl child is only six months old.” Of course it is the Jeev’s own past karmas responsible
for it is according to the triple criteria: Yoni, Aayu and bhog according to which the Jeevatmas are born, again and again in this world. Yet it pains. Is it Moh?
Swami Ram Swarup: No doubt happiness and sorrows/pain have to be faced based on the previous lives karmas (deeds). In my case also my mother died when I was only 11 months old. But I never felt her absence because of busy life. Now please listen Vedic knowledge. There are three types of karmas you know, as mentioned below. Sorrows or happiness are faced according to Prarabdh Karma based on pious deeds and sins. However to get permanent peace the both pious deeds and sins are to be destroyed while doing real worship of God and thus an aspirant makes his future bright and also get long , happy life and even salvation. So the problem is that due to lack of knowledge of Vedas people mostly indulge in illusion and think that peace/happiness/enjoyment/pleasure lies in assets, family and materialistic articles etc., which is fundamentally wrong.

Though the Vedas tell to earn money and to become rich but simultaneously spiritual path is to be progressed otherwise, mere assets etc., will be of no use at last and will never give peace. So due to lack of knowledge of Vedas person does not become able to change the luck (prarabdha) and according to the law of Rigveda mantra 10/135/1,2,3 they faces the sorrows and happiness based on prarabdha and whatever they do in present life (kriyamann karma) they face in future lives. Thus the circle of birth, death, oldness and sorrows remain intact. So one should destroy the previous lives’ deeds by Vedic worship and get permanent peace and try to attain salvation which is a main motto of a human life.

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 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 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 at a time 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.

Amar: Namaste Swamiji. 1. When we sit for performing Yajna, is there any particular facing direction in which the Yajman or Purohit should Face?
2. If yajman and purohit are the same person, in which direction he/she should face?
3. In jal prasechan vidhi: the directions poorv, pashchim, uttar and dakshin are according to sun or according to the direction of performer (Person doing yajna). If according to the performer, what are these directions?
4. Kindly elaborate jal prasechan vidhi. Thank you.
Swami Ram Swarup: (1) Yajmaan, in the morning, should face the east and in the evening , west. Purohit should either face north or any direction.
(2) Yajmaan if is chanting the mantras as well, should face as quoted above.
(3) in Jal praseenchit vidhi, direction must be according to east, west and north direction. I would advise you to study my book Yajyen karma – Sarvashreshtha Ishwar pooja. (in Hindi) , wherein the process of performing the yajyen has been given. Secondly, Cd and casssttes explaining the said process are also available here. Price of book is Rs. 65/- and Cd is 40/- and cassette 25/-.
since the direction is not according to performer hence the process will remain as quoted above.
(4) I would further advise you to see the video CD for jal prasechan vidhi. Otherwise send this question again.