Madhur: Mahabharat me yudhister ne kya nahi hara tha
Swami Ram Swarup: Yudhishthir nein Mahabharat mein apnee patni ko nahin hara tha. Mahabharat ke sabhaparv mein iska varnnan hai. Pehle,Yudhisthir khud ko apne bhaiyon sahit haar gaya tha. Uske baad apnee patni Darupadi ko daav par lagaa kar weh haar gaya tha. Parantu, Vidurji nein us sabha mein apna nirnnaye/phaisla de diya tha kee Yudhisthir apne ko haar chukka hai isliye usey patni ko daav par lagaane ka koi adhikaar nahin reh jaata.
S: Swamiji pranam! I hope you are doing well. Swamiji in one of your articles you mentioned that the soul, to take a new birth, first enters the pores of a male or vegetation. The question is when does the soul actually enter the pores and how long it stays in males body until it gets transferred to the female? How is this biological process works would you please explain in detail. I am married since 6yrs and have no kids yet. Is this due to my previous life’s deeds? Is this correct swamiji that as soon as the soul enters pores it gets transferred in female in 24hrs? If this is true that means god decides the date of the soul and then immediately sends the soul to the pores or vegetation and it is transferred within 24hrs to the female. I am a bit confused. Swamiji please clarify. Thank you very much swamiji.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Yes, I am perfectly fine, now with the blessings of Almighty God and with yours and everyone’s good wishes. Soul enters the human body (male) after thirteen days of leaving previous body. Soul actually wanders after thirteen days for some time and then enters male body. Yes, due to previous lives’ deeds, to get birth of baby, time factor may be involved. You see, King Dashrath got four sons at the age of fifty nine years. So, you should also not worry, please try to continue to perform agnihotra daily and name jaap of God- Om, daily. Almighty God will sure bless you with a lovely baby. Soul enters male body but it is not sure that the soul will immediately or after some interval (long or small) will enter the womb of a woman.
E Ongnah: Dear Swamiji, Your question and answer have enlightened me on Vishnu, Brahma and Siva has the names of the only one God who create, nurse and destroy. Can you please let me know who Laksmi, Saraswati and Durga? Are and are these Devis also in the Vedas?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. In Vedas, there are only thirty three non-alive devtas which are never worshipped. Those are as follows-
33 devtas are:- 8 vasus- agni, prithvi, vaayu, jal, antriksh, aditya (surya), chandrma, nakshtra (stars which emit light), 11 Rudra- Prann, Apaan, Vyan, Samaan, Udan, Naag, korma, krikal, Devdutt, Dananjaye and jeevatma (soul). 12 Aditya – i.e, Twelve months. 32nd is Indra i.e., electric discharge in clouds (lightening/vidyut). 33rd is Prajapati which means Yajyen.
In Vedas, only one eternal and everlasting, Almighty, omnipresent, formless God is worshipped. So, in Vedas, no other Devi or Devta exists. Even in Rigveda mantra 7/104/14 God states straightaway that those who worship someone other than Me (formless God) then I punish them.
Anonymous: Swami ji Namaskar, swami ji kuch dino say may kaffi preshan chal raha hu kyokee mene naya ghar liye hey jiska entrance door north ki traf hey. jub say hum vaha shift hue aarthik tangi ka samna karna pad raha hey. jo bhee may koi kaam start karta hu final stage per kaam bigad jata hey.. ghar lete waqt bhee hum kai preshani ka samna karna pada thaa. ghar of office may kuch bhee accha nahi ho raha hey. sare kaam pending chal rahe hey. jis say meri office may image may kafi bura parvab pad raha hey.. swami ji, yeh meri second marriage hey meri pahli wife ka dehant ho chuka hey. naya ghar lene say pahle humara parivar khushaal chal raha thaa.. or kaam bhee bahut accha chal raha thaa..or aab hamare paas kuch nahi. kisi pandit ji hume pata kiyaa. unhone kaha kee first wife kee gati theek say nahi hue hey. isi karan say say yeh sub new ghar may prashani ho rahi hey.. first wife kee shanti kay liye hawan karna padegaa may tyar bhee hu apni first wife kay liye kuch bhee karne kay liye. swami ji kripa kare.
Swami Ram Swarup: Namaskarji. Naya ghar leiney ki Mubarakbad parantu tumhari pareshani ka karann naya ghar ya uske darwaze ya khidki aadihain, to yeh andhvishwas hai. Dukh-Sukh to pichchley janamon ke kiye karmon ka phal hota hai.
It is fundamental desire of a soul only to get happiness and not the sorrows but based on previous lives’ deeds, we have to face sorrows and happiness respectively. To destroy the sorrows, God has preached in Vedas to worship Him according to Vedic philosophy. Vedic philosophy also tells us that if you try to give pleasure to others then in return, you will get pleasure. So, to finish the effect of previous lives’ bad deeds, I will advise you to do the following-
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
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
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.
Aur yeh bhi bahut badey andhvishwas ki baat hai ki pareshani ka karann tumhari pichchlee wife hai. Karma to apne-apne hee phal deity hain kisi doosre ke karnna kisi aur ko nahin lagte. Hamein Vedon ki bhasha samajhani chahiye tabhi hum prasann reh sakeingey. Yajurveda ne kaha hai ki Maut ke baad, koi anya karma karna shesh nahi reh jaata isliye aap bekaar mein samay aur dhan ko barbaad na karna.
Tumhari sadhna aur hard-work se Ishwar tumhare kiye is shubh karma ka achcha phal deiga. Meri tumhein shubh kamneiyein.
Anonymous: Prostrating on Your Golden Feet I write this letter. I had a bad situation in life and it has gone worst.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. No doubt, the situation is worst but one has to have courage and should do hard work with full concentration. At last, you will sure get success. My blessings are always with you.
Rashmi: Guruji Maharaaj, Sadar Pranaam and charan sparsh, We will complete the article for Veda Ek ishwariya vaani soon. How should we forward to you? Please intimate us.Further guruji maharaj we are sending a personal letter to you at your address. with charan sparsh from all of us. Rashmi
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you all, my daughter. I have received your letter with happy news in it. My blessings are always with you and your family. Your article has not yet been received. Please, send it soon.
MOP: Namaste Swami ji It was pleasure talking to you last week. Can you let us know when is the most appropriate time for you to come to Fiji. and how long you can stay. If you busy can u send someone else for 2 -3 months… We need learned preachers here in Fiji regards
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Same here, please. I shall try to come in the indicated month for ten days. The books and Cds have been sent to you. My blessings to you.
G S Gupta: Please send me the CD for doing havan.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. You are welcome, please. The Cds are being sent to you, please. Please confirm, on receipt.
M K P: Please send me the book on Brahmcharya.
Swami Ram Swarup: Book is being sent to you. Please, confirm, on receipt.