Smrity: Where can I learn all the ved puran?
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas is the knowledge which emanates direct from God in the beginning of the earth. Purans are written by men and are generally opposite to Vedas, so learned of Vedas do not accept puran. Vedas can be studied from a learned acharya of Vedas. My blessings to you beti.
Gajraj: Swamiji Namaste.
Would you please, clarify from Vedic point of view the following doubts that the public is victim to even in 21st century. The things of Pauranik ideology are mixed up with Vedic ideology so there is a vast confusion.
1) Are there ghosts existing in Universe? As far I am concerned no?
2) Is Jyotish Vedic or just Pauranic? All what I know Astrology is Pauranik and Astronomy is Vedic?
3) Are Shraddh and Vaastushashtra Vedic? As per me no?
The detailed answers are most appreciated in order to clear the minds of the public who are the victims of superstitions, hypocracy and blindfaith etc.
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes please there is no any existence of ghost. In this connection my article is pasted below—-
There is no existence of ghosts. But mostly the people who want to earn money or try to take enjoyment make it popular through falsehood and self- made frauds. They only spread such false worship of ghosts. They only promote the said worship by giving false proof of existence of ghosts and people are attracted and accept the same as if it is true.
In short I give two instances:
A poor man met me. He was suffering from acute stomach pain. He told me that his relative had taken him so many times to a baba who used to do treatment of ghost. The man was beaten badly there number of times, to accept that there was a ghost in him. The poor man said to me that at last helplessly, he (poor man) accepted that the ghost is within him, only to save himself from beating. But the fact was that he was having acute stomach pain. When such person accepts existence of ghost under pressure then the people who are present there, accept and start saying that they are eye-witness when the person accepted the existence of ghost.
This is what the false worshippers of ghosts want. They actually thus achieve the result of beating of the poor people. I suggested him some medicine and yoga asan and he became all right soon.
Second instance is that one of my followers brought a gentleman to me. He told that his friend’s daughter is caught by five witches. He further told the story that when the girl goes to bathroom in the morning, there the five witches slap on her upper arms and the sign of slaps of fingers exist on arms. The girl faints. So this story also looks a true one. But a learned person of Vedas, who is aware of the fundamental law of nature never accepts such stories at any cost to be a true one.
According to Yajurveda chapter 39, the fundamental law states that when alive soul leaves the human body, the soul remains under control of sutratma Vaayu by the power of God. At this time the soul always remains in sushuptwastha i.e., like in comma till rebirth. So how a soul can be a ghost? And in a stage of comma (sushuptwastha) how a soul can give harm to anybody?
I thought if I will straightaway refuse the existence of ghost, then the problem will not be solved, because the father of the girl was firm believer of ghost. So I told that this girl must come to me along with her parents daily at least for 10-15 days then she will be okay.
When first day the girl came to me, I asked her to tell all about the witches/ghosts etc. She repeated the story and told that her parents had spent lot of money to cure her. Her parents used to take her to such persons who dealt with such cases of ghosts. The persons used to ask her parents to offer wine, chicken etc., which her parents provided. She used to sit before them continuously for full night also. She was beaten by them with iron chains a number of times.
The second day I started giving her preach of Vedas. After one week, with the result of preach of Vedas, I was able to make her understand that there is no existence of ghost on the earth and she agreed.
Based on fundamental law of God I already knew that there is no ghost on the earth and the girl is telling all lies. Then in a friendly and pleasant atmosphere I told her that O daughter! When you have understood the fact of non-existence of ghosts then tell me truly about the story of witches and the signs of slaps with five fingers on the upper arms and what about fainting. I myself made a promise to her that I shall never tell her statement to anybody. Then she told that she is a student of class 9th and she never wants to go to school. But forcefully her parents used to send her to school then she thought to play such game.
When she was about to go to school in the morning she used to enter the bathroom and used to beat herself on both the upper arms leaving the signs of fingers thereon. She used to do the acting of fainting and afterwards she used to tell her parents that in the bathroom she saw five witches who beat her. With the result of such drama she used to enjoy the remaining day as holiday.
Then I told her that if she does not want to go to school, whatever may be the reason, I will make her parents agree, but she should stop doing such acting. And I will not tell anything to anybody. She agreed.
Next day I called her parents without girl and told them that I have cured their daughter. Now the witches will not come again but in this process they should stop their daughter from going to school. I asked them to arrange her education privately. Now she is married having sons and daughters.
After a lapse of six years I told the above true story in one of my regular preach where my follower who brought the case to me, was sitting in the public. Now he is a retired Govt., servant from a higher gazetted post. He was very much surprised after listening the fact.
So we must follow the fundamental law of nature only then there will be no problem to understand the truth.
2.: Present astrology is not Vedic
3. Shradh and vastushastra both are against the Vedas because it’s description do not exist in Vedas.
In this connection my article is pasted below——-
The alive parents are to be served faithfully. Everybody knows that a person who is alive takes food, water, puts on clothes etc. After death body is burnt. Now how the parents will be able to take food. They according to the karmas get next birth too. So shradh is against the Vedas’ philosophy.
Vastu shastra matter has not been mentioned in Vedas. So there is no vastu dosh as per Vedas. To build a house, we must always remember that happiness and sorrows are always due to the result of our past lives’ good and bad deeds. Otherwise every person could be happy by building house according to present vastu shastra etc. Rishi-munis used to live in caves and huts but were learned and experiencing all time merriment because they had burnt their previous karmas by doing worship and Ashtang Yoga practice etc., etc. kindly go ahead and enjoy.
In Construction of a house (Vastu shastrais not mentioned in Vedas )
Vastu Shastra is not as per Vedas. So, one should never worry about it. The house etc., which have already been constructed under advise of architecture are good. Even selfmade houses are also good, because we have to live in to protect our self from summer, winter, rain etc. However, cross ventilation system should be keep in mind.
In the ancient time also there were multistory building as is also mentioned in Valmiki Ramayan. So we can live in any floor. You see sorrows and happiness as stated in Yajurveda mantra 7/48 are the result of our bad and good deeds of previous life respectively and not based on construction of a house.
You are advised to put order for my books (in English) where detailed description has been mentioned to clear the doubt.
My blessings to you beta.