Indian Questions: Is religion conversion accepted as per Vedas?
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas have not even made any present religion/sects etc. In Vedas, there is only one religion i.e., of human beings. Thereafter, four class (varnnas in Hindi) are stated which are based on present life deeds and not by birth. Those varnnas are Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya and shudra.
In this connection, Yajurved mantra 31/11 refers, explanation of which is explained below:-
“BRAHMANNOASYA MUKHMASEED BAHU RAJANAYAH KRITAH,
UROO TADSYA YADVAISHYAH PADBHYAAM SHUDRO AJAAYAT.”
(Yajurveda mantra 31/11)
Oh! Aspirant (ASYA) in this God’s universe (BRAHMANNAHA) the learned of Vedas and who has realised God (MUKHMASEET) is supreme like a mouth i.e., the knower of Vedas and Almighty God is respectable in this world like a mouth and he is called Brahmin. (BAHU) he who is powerful i.e., has powerful arms (KRITAH) he has been made (RAJANYAH) kshatriye (Tad) he in this universe (ASEET) is (VAISHYAH) is called (Vaishya) i.e., businessman (YAT) Who (UROO) does deeds like (UROO) thighs i.e., he has the power in his thighs to travel here and there quickly for business. (PADBHYAAM) having qualities of service and without pride. (AJAAYAT) generates (SHUDRAH) the man who has no education and good qualities, etc.
meaning – Oh! Aspirant, in this God’s universe the learned of Vedas and who has realised God is supreme like a mouth i.e., the knower of Vedas and Almighty God is respectable in this world like a mouth and he is called Brahmin, he who is powerful i.e., has powerful arms has been made kshatriye. He in this universe is called Vaishya i.e., businessman who does deeds like thighs i.e., he has the power in his thighs to travel here and there quickly for business. He who has qualities of service and without pride generates the man who has no education and good qualities etc.
J P S: Parampujya Guru Maharajji ko saashtang dandavat pranam. Maharajji everything is going to be easy with your blessings. Kindly guide me on the following :-(a) At present I am practising 15 nadishodhan pranayam. Howmany candidate be increased?
(b) In the agnihotra we are offering additional ahutis with some Ved mantras heard and learned in the ashram, it should be done or not.
Yituu”(c) It is seen that sometimes after the best efforts, some insects with the samidhas are burnt and we find unable to refrain such sinful act due to other friends. In the end I request to bless me with the permission to attend the yajyen for three days at the time of new year.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you.
1.) 21 number of Nadishodhan prannayam should be done daily.
2.) Yes, you can give the aahuti of ved mantras in addition, told by you.
3.) The insects should be avoided to be burnt. Carefully, samidha must be checked before using in agnihotra.
Yes, everybody is welcome here to perform Yajyen for new year.
Rakesh: Handfloded namaskar guruji: mai app kay pass anay wala tha,ghar se nikil gaya tha gadi mai baita tah.tou ek call aiye ki swamiji ki tebiyat theek nahi hai,mai ghar wapas aiya.swamiji mai app kay pass ek bar ana chata hu ,pls. mujay baitaiay mai kab aao ,mai bauth kasht mai hu ,kuch samag mai nahi aata mai kay karo ,app kay books bar bar repeat karta hu aur kosish karta hu ki ved mantro ko pad sakhu aur samju.mere sanaskrit week hai isilay geetaji kay shlok pad nahi pata hu. lakin arath padta hu.mai pvt.job karta hu swamiji isilay time kam milta hai .lakin app kay asherwad se,app kay blessings se ,app kay books se , mai dark se light mai aagaya.bas ek bar ana chata hu aap kay pass.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Aapke paas jub bhi samay ho to aap mere paas aa jayein. Aane ka poora programme aap meri disciple ko contact kar ke batayein aur unhee se aaney ka rasta puchhein.