Vijay: Thank you for the answer. I’m planning to translate your Bhagwad Gita (when translated into English) into French as well. Unfortunately, I know no one near me who know Hindi. But I have read all your books in English. Thank you. Pranam
Swami Ram Swarup: You are welcome, please. I am glad to know your heart-feeling pious views. Though the task of translating Bhagwad Geeta in English is very lengthy and hard yet we may hope for the best in near future.
My heartiest blessings to you.
Jay: Thank You Very much…….for Yours kind Support.
Swami Ram Swarup: You are welcome, please and my blessings to you.
Apoorva: Thank you So much for the answer Swamiji. I am obliged to you till the end of my life for being such a wonderful teacher. I understand all the points you are saying..I agree with you and I consider you as the true guru who can heal burning hearts. Thank you once again.
My parents started searching for a marriage for me. I am also praying to God for the good future. If anything is fixed I will let you know. In the mean time deep and sincere thanks from the bottom of my heart for the patience you have shown to listen to me and the way you have explained things to me….Thank you Swamiji…
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you, my daughter. You are always welcome, please. It is my pleasure, my daughter. Really, I am proud of you, my daughter that you also in return paid your personal attention on my Vedic teachings. My heart is full of joy that my daughter will sure enter the new, happy married life, soon. You are really brave, my daughter. Again, my heartiest blessings to you.
SM: I have been facing lots of issues from financial standpoint since some time, none of my work gets accomplished properly or at all. Wherever, I invest, it either gets on hold or I incur loss. I like my current job but it doesnt pay me well to run my family and other needs to the best of my ability and neither I am getting any opportunity to get a better job for myself. Whenever I have been interviewed either they haven’t shortlisted me or the position went on a hold. I have a family. I am almost stuck from all sides and it is very depressing. I love my family, I love the work that I do but somehow the current situation is building lot of pressure and frustration around me which I always try to avoid. I certainly need to get all things in right place soon, can I please request you to have a look at my birth chart and advise what is the problem and what all things I can do to come out of these problems. I believe my biggest problem is my financial condition though I get a very good salary, but still I am unable to save money. I am sure you would be able to help me identify the problems and suggest some remedies. I have consulted many people but I get different opinion most of the time. Would really appreciate if you could guide me to the right direction. Thanks. SM
Swami Ram Swarup: As per Rigveda mantra 10/135/1,2 we’ve been blessed with the human body to face the result of our previous lives’ deeds – good and bad, in the shape of happiness and sorrows. When we’ve to face bad deeds then naturally everybody says that it is our bad luck but mostly people do not think that God has done justice and the sorrows/problems given by God is the result of our said deeds. Further, the ved mantras state that if a person makes contact with learned acharya of Vedas and yoga philosophy and becomes able to gain knowledge of Vedas and obey preach of Vedas then the effect of bad deeds is automatically destroyed and future becomes bright. Secondly, God helps those who help themselves. So, hardworking, devotion and dedication also makes future bright.
I also paste my articles for your information-
Eternal knowledge of Vedas emanates direct from God wherein Almighty God has preached us. Learned says that to reach at truth, proof of ved mantras is required. However, in the matter of Rahu, Jupiter and Saturn/navgrah Poojan/Janampatri/Teva etc., it has not been mentioned in Vedas and hence unauthentic.
KAAL SARP YOG, NADI DOSH
The process of creation of universe, its nursing, destruction and again creation is eternal and it takes place by the power of God. At the time of every new creation, it is also an eternal law that knowledge of four Vedas emanates direct from formless, Almighty God for the benefit of entire mankind. So Almighty God knows what is right and good for us and He has explained everything on the said matter in the four Vedas. Our ancient Rishi-Munis and present as well are preaching the Vedas stating that Vedas are self-proof as is also stated in Yog shastra sutra 1/7 by Rishi Patanjali. They state that whatever has been mentioned in Vedas by God is true and that which has not been mentioned in Vedas or is contradictory to the Vedas’ philosophy is false. Based on the said eternal law, I advise you that matters regarding teva, Kaal sarp yoga, nadi dosh, Pitra dosh, mangalik, present vastu kala etc., are not mentioned in Vedas and therefore we must not be afraid of the same
God helps those who help themselves. So, your hard-working and simultaneously worship of God will give you a fruitful result to improve your financial condition. So, to overcome the difficulties, do worship of God both times daily.
Hard working, devotion, dedication, honesty, services to the parents and elders to follow eternal religion mentioned in Vedas, practice of Ashtang Yoga, discharging moral duties to get progress in education, science simultaneously with spiritualism like, daily havan, to be in contact with the learned Acharya, to get his advice, are some of the pious deeds which make the future bright and obliterate the sorrows, problems, diseases, etc.
One must wake up early in the morning for early morning walk and exercises, must sit on meditation and chant holy name of God, must be away from any addiction and non-vegetarian. Such pious actions lead to long, happy life and bright future.
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.
Procedure of Chanting
Please, start the day by chanting Gayatri mantra in the early morning sitting on suitable asan like Sukhasan, Siddhasan or Padmasan etc. concentrate on the point between two eyebrows which is called “Agyachakra”. The Gayatri mantra should be chanted along with its meaning both times. Also, please try to perform daily hawan even with Gayatri mantra. Then try to study any of my books daily and put up question if any. After 15 days chant the Gayatri mantra only thrice thereafter do the name jaap of Almighty God-“Om”. The jaap must be done daily by heart and not orally.
You are also advised to minimize your family requirement to save the money. We must also avoid pomp and show and by doing the worship must do control on anger, pride, greed, ego etc. It will give permanent peace.