Ashish: Namaste, Arya Samaj ke ek vidwan ka kehna hai ki budhi bahut hi sukshma (minute) hai, aur mann (mind) bhi bahut sukshma hai. Mujhe isme CONFUSION hai. Hamare khopdi mai jo BRAIN hai kya wahi buddhi nahi hai? yadi budhi ek sukshma padarth hai to phir ENGLISH mai jise BRAIN kehte hai wah kya hai? krupya MIND, BRAIN, BUDDHI AUR AATMA (SOUL) mein farak bataiye.
Swami Ram Swarup: Namasteji. Hamari khopadi mein jo banaa hua cells ka brain hai weh buddhi nahin hai. Prakriti se baney mann aur buddhi dono hee ati se ati suksham jad(non-alive) tatva hain. Is vishaye mein main apne articles paste karta hoon:-

Mind and intellect

Mind i.e., mann collects the data from five senses and sends it to intellect (Buddhi). The buddhi then sends it to soul to decide action etc. So mind and intellect both are necessary to observe each matter of universe, to study, the Vedas, to do worship etc., to realise God.

Hriday is heart where palpitation occurs. Mann is the minutest matter which can’t be seen but whatever thinking is being created, is the job of mann and we can control the bad thinking, thoughts etc. since everybody knows about his/her good or bad thinking. The control is possible only by real worship of God based on Vedas especially practise of yoga philosophy.

Pure mind and intellect give pure decision which does not lead to any kind of sin. In the absence of Vedic knowledge, yajyen, name jaap and Ashtang yoga Philosophy, mind and intellect cannot be made pure.

I mean to say that there are five senses, five perceptions which are outer organs of human beings. Five senses are eye, ear, nose, tongue and skin. Five organs of action are legs, arms, mouth, and two excretory organs. Mann (mind), buddhi (intellect), chitta and ahankar constitute antahakaran. These are internal organs.

Suppose eye sees a snake, so the message of eye would be caught first by mind (mann), then it will be sent to intellect (buddhi). Intellect would send it to alive soul which resides within the human body. Alive soul sends message again to intellect (buddhi) either to run away from the site or to kill the snake etc., which ever is deemed fit. This order is passed on to mann (mind) and mann sends the order to either leg to run away or to hand to kill the snake by any means-stick, stone etc.
You see, internal organs and outer organs are also non-alive matter and work only in the presence of alive souls and as soon as soul leaves the body at the time of death, then whole body also becomes dead; same is the case with remaining four senses. As regards kaam (sensuality), krodh (anger), madh, lobh, ahankar, these are not organs but are called vices or vikaar of prakriti and hence lead to illusion. So, mann and buddhi never work independently if these are purified by worship etc. otherwise, what happens that a person has countless effects on his chitta of pious deeds and sins. Human body has been blessed by God to face the result of previous lives’ pious deeds and sins. Accordingly, at one time, kaam (sensuality), krodh etc., are produced before the mind, due to the effect of previous lives’ sins and may be due to present life as well. The situation is created to produce the anger. That is why, by seeing the object, anger would arise in mind, as quoted above. It would be send to intellect, then soul. You see, if mind and intellect are purified then pure suggestion would be placed before the soul to order and definitely the purified order, to maintain love, justice etc., will be passed by mind. At the stage of purity of mind, intellect etc., by Tapasya, the soul also becomes free of illusion i.e., kaam (sensuality), krodh (anger), ahankar (ego), ninda (back-biting), dwesh (hatred) hence, no injustice will be done. I mean to say, the sixth sense mind and 7th sense – intellect, are the inner organs which work under the alive soul. Otherwise, we can say 6th sense is the illusion free soul where there cannot be any scope of injustice. If soul is not free from illusion then 6th sense is mind and 7th is intellect and both promote injustice and send the corrupt message to soul to obey and when soul orders intellect and mind, it means soul is free from illusion and the cases of illusion free soul are very few in number.

Hence, mann (mind) never states two things. Infact, impure mann only talks one thing and that is illusion. Decision, to stop or not to stop a person, is taken by the soul and not by mann. For-example: when a person wants to make the first attempt to steal, then inner voice of soul forbids him to do so which is also called voice of inner conscious. If the soul is pure then soul wins and person refrains from stealing otherwise the person indulges in sins indicating impurity of soul and mann.

Now, it is important that study of Vedas, daily yajyen, havan and name jaap is done while being in contact with learned acharya of Vedas so that soul gets purified and free of illusion to take right decisions.

Prahlad: Namaste guruji 1. vedo ke anusaar naastik kaun hai 2. Kya vedo ke anusaar sharir ka antim sanskaar jalakar hi karne ko kaha hai kya hum doosre religion ki tarah sharir ko dafna sakte hai kyunki sharir ko jalane se pollution hota hai jo manushya ke liye harmful hai.
Swami Ram Swarup: Namasteji. Vedon ke anusar, ved kee ninda karne wale aur vedanusar gyan, karma aur upasana na dharann karne wala manushya nastik kaha hai.

Han! Yajurved mantra 40/15 ke anusar mrit shareer ka daah karma usey jalaakar karne ka pravdhaan hai.

Shareer ko jalaane se kabhi atmosphere mein pollution ho hee nahin sakta kyunki scientifically bhi agni ka yeh gunn hai kee jalti agni mein jo kuchh bhi dala jayega us padarth ko weh shudh kar detee hai aur disintigrate kar brahmand mein phaila detee hai. Isliye gold smith ashudh soney ko agni mein tapaa kar shudh karta hai.

Ashok: Guruji, Namaste!! it is almost 5-6 months, I am doing daily gayatri in the morning and evening also started daily haven from last 1 month in the morning and evening. My financial position got better to worse and worsening day by day. I am unable to understand why this is happening? Can you please guide?
Swami Ram Swarup: Namasteji. I appreciate your faith on eternal Vedic path by doing daily hawan with gayatri mantra both times. God will sure give you the best result thereof. Financial condition or any kind of other problems have to be faced due to the result of previous lives’ deeds. But Rigved states that daily hawan, name jaap sure destroy the obstacles. So, on one side you should do hard work daily to increase your earnings and on other side, you should do daily Vedic worship, as quoted above, then you will surely get success.

Dr. Srivastava: I am the President of Arya Samaj in Canada. I have all your other books in our libray. Please send the followings to the above address and he will send them to me. Thanks:
Yajna Karm, Vedic Pravachan Sangrah, Manav Dharma Shiksha. May God bless swamiji with a long life so that he continues to propagate Vedic knowledge to others.
Swami Ram Swarup: My dear Dr. Shrivastava ji, the requisite books have been sent to you on Delhi address, along with a letter. Please confirm receipt.

In addition, a half yearly magazine named – Ved Ishwareeya Vanni, is published from us. I’ve presented 5 magazines for your perusal and for placing the same in your Arya Samaj mandir for others.