Ch: Namaste Swami Ji, This is an extension to my query before, I know that this process which I am doing on my own needs to be done under a Guru or trained Master, but as I live away from India I have to do it on my own. Please note this and answer my query. Dhanyawad
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes, my son, you are quite right that until the aspirant is inspired by a learned acharya of Vedas and Ashtang Yoga philosophy, his way of worship based on bookish knowledge etc., does not give fruitful result and may be illusion as well. So, I would advise you to please study Vedic books to gain the knowledge of God, worship, pious deeds etc. I would not ask you to discontinue your present worship but in addition you should study books and perform havan with Gayatri mantra, if possible, otherwise sitting on siddhasan or padmasan with closed eyes and making khechadi mudra, you should concentrate on the point between two eyebrows and chant Gayatri mantra along with its meaning, daily both times.
A VCD explaining the way of doing havan and explaining detailed meaning of the Gayatri mantra can be sent along with books if you desire, on receipt of your postal address.
Kiran: Pranam Guruji charna sparsh, it is very difficult task to mind convert idol worship to formless God, mind doesn’t agree to worship formless god because we are following childhood customs. What should we do concentrate formless God and is ASHLESH BALI Yajyen (ahuti) mentioned in Veda?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. It is one’s own desire to follow any path but as far as Vedas are concerned there is only one path of worshipping Formless God, who is Almighty, omnipresent, omniscient, creates, nurses and destroys the universe. Yajurveda mantra 27/36 states – “Na Jatah Na Janishyate” i.e., No one has born in past nor shall be born in future who is even equivalent to God then what to talk about of being greater than God. Aslesh bali Yajyen has not been mentioned in Vedas but Ashwamedh Yajyen has been mentioned; the meaning of Ashwa is nation and therefore, Ashwamedh Yajyen is performed for the benefit, welfare and happiness of the citizens. Moreover, violence is not permitted in Vedas then how bali can be offered in Yajyen? Several words have been used for Yajyen. For example- Vasaha, Adhwaraha etc. Adhwaraha means the Yajyen should always be away from violence. For the past several years, propaganda has been spread throughout the public that in Vedas, sacrifice of living beings is offered. This is only to divert the mind of public towards the other religions etc., which does not seem to be good in the supreme court of Almighty God.
Bipin Badheka: Pranam, Guruji. Charan Sparsh. Under your guidance and blessings we are giving ahutis in hawan on Amavasya & Poornima (7 mantras each as given in your book “Sandhya Mantra”). However, kindly request you to please give meaning of these total 14 mantras so that we can give ahutis with its understanding and meaning. Pranam.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Only three mantras of poornima and three mantras of Amavasya are recited. I will try to send its translation in due course. And I congratulate you that you are doing daily havan which is best worship of Almighty God.