Ajit: Namaste Yogacharya ji aur charan sparsh, When a bus or train accident happens, some people dies, here can we say that prarabhda was same for all people who died in the accident. can a person’s prarabhda be changed?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you.
Yes, death and birth is also controlled by Almighty God. Prarabdh (luck) has been given in our hands, by God, i.e., he who follows vaidic path and worships accordingly then his previous lives’ bad deeds which give sorrows etc., are destroyed and aspirant gets bright future.
Anupama: Pujya Mere Gurudev Aap mera saashtaang pranaam sweekar kijiye…….
Aap ke apaar kripa aur prem ke wajah se hamari sabki zindagi hamesha theek hee chalti hai. Lekin hum hee aksar nahi samajh paate hamara udesh aur bhatak te rehte hai.Par aap pita ki tarah hume prerith karne ka ek bhi mauka nahi jaane dete.GURUDEV aapne iss Chennai Book Fair mei bahut hee khoobsoorat sama baandha hai.Mei bahut hee khush huyi Gurudev q ki aapki kripa shabdo mei bayaan karne ki shamta mei nahi rakhti. Mere pati ke maata pita iss baar Fair mei unhone poori seva kari. Ve bhi shraadha ke saath prachaar mei jude the aur iss dauran unn mei bhi thodi parivartan nazar aaya mujhe.Baaki aap hee janan haar hai. Mei ne aapki kahi huyi ek baat ko mehsus kiya jo mei Fair par aaye logo ko kehti hun ke Ved chetan vaani hai, woh hum jeevaatma ko prerith karti hai and it is self proof and self convincing. Issi baat pe aadharith mei ne apne parents-in-law mei thodi changes dekhi.
Aksar waha ke log SHRAADH ko bahut mahatv dete hai. Aur aksar log Tamil ke Part-1 kitaab mei woh padhkar humse puchte hai aur kai toh naaraz bhi hote hai ke aisa q likha hai aur kai toh kitaab chod kar bhi chale jaate hai. Hum jo aapne hum sab ko samjhaaya ussi ko samjhaate hai and iss dauran mere parents-in-law bhi sunte hai. Mere pati ne unhe Arya samaj ki Tamil books lekar di jo topics wise bahut hee acchi hai. Uss mei unhone Shraadh ke baarien mei pada aur mere saas sasur dono ne padkar ye socha ke aane do pandit ko uss se hum puchte hai agar Ved mei aisa hai toh pandit log aisa q kar rahe hai. Ye sab sunkar mujhe bahut khushi hui aur mei ne aapki yahi kahi huyi baat ko mehsus kiya ke Ved chetan vaani hoti hai. Aap ki kripa bhi mujhe nazar aayi ke unhe thoda sa hee sahi par samajh toh aaraha hai. Mere parents-in-law bhale hee unhe thodi baatien jo hum Vedo se follow karte hai jo unke Belief system ke khilaaf hote hai par ve log hamesha aapke taraf aur jo karya hum prachar mei karte aarahe hai uske prati shraddha hee dikhaayi hai par hamare saamne unhone aapke ya ved ke against views nahi prakat kiye. Baaki Guruji aap hee jaanan haar hai. Shuru shuru mei mere Mother in law ne objection dikhaayi thi ke Saal mei ek exhibition ya do karo aur hum manisha ko nahi sambhal sakte par aapki leela dekhiye Mahahraj ji woh khud ab saath chalne ki baat karte hai.
Guruji Maharaj, Manisha ne bhi iss baar prachaar mei apna thoda maatr yogdaan diya. Woh humei dekh kar, logo ko samjhaati hai ke inn kitabo mei kya hai aur thode log kitaab le bhi gaye hai. Iss mei bhi aap hee ki apaar kripa hai, aur mei heraan bhi reh gayi ye sab dekh dekh kar.Bas GURUji mei Manisha ko issi raah par aage bade yahi chahti hun. Woh zindagi mei aur kuch na bane bas Ved prachar ek sipaahi ki tarh datt kar karen. Aur aap hee kripa kijiye, aur meri iss iccha ko puri karne mei mera maarg darshan kijiye. Aapko mei jo Fair mei huyi baaton ke baarie mei batana chahti hun.
Ek aadmi aaye the, unke baaton se humei pata chala ke woh log Bhagwan ShriRam ko pujte hai. Toh hum ne samjhaaya Bhagwaan ShriRam ke baarien mei ke woh kya the aur hume q unki pooja ab nahi karni chahiye. Toh uss bande ko bahut bura laga. Aur kitaab jo dekh rahe thee usee rakh diya and hum ne aur bhi bahut kuch samjhaaya.
Woh keh rahe the mei samajh raha hun aapke GURUJI kya samjhaana chah rahe lekin jo Shriram ke khilaaf agar aise view rakhte hai toh mujhe kitaab lene se pehle sochna padega. Toh hum ne unhe aapki gaayi hun Shriram katha CD di aur Website ka bhi address diya.
Woh le gaye aur kaha ke mei pehle isse check karke phir aata hun. Thode din baad woh stall par aaye seedha andar apne patni ke saath aur “Yaj sarv sresht karm” kitaab lekar bill banwaaane aaye.
Swami Ram Swarup: My dear daughter, my heartiest blessings to you all.
You both have been achieving great success in spreading vaidic knowledge. May God give you all, a long, happy life.
Again, my love to Manisha daughter.
Please also convey my blessings to your in-laws who have been giving their valuable time in spreading vaidic knowledge which is great service of Almighty God.
Gum ka matlub yeh hai ki jo nitya vedic sadhna nahin karte, unko is bhajan main updesh hai ki tumhein gum uthana padega ki tumhein jeevan mein, grihsth aadi mein jo dukh ayega uska tumhein gum bhi ho sakta hai jaise koi mrityu, dhan chhin jaana aadi ka aur apnon se bichhadne aadi ka gum ho sakta hai, isliye vedic marg hard-working and brave devotee ke liye hai jo sadhna ke dwara apnee indriyan vash mein karke sukh-dukh kee anubhuti se pare ho jaata hai.
Arjun: Hello swamiji you sent good reply but I thought vedas were knowledge communicated spiritually to rishis in a way which we cant understand so instead the Vedas are words by rishis which contain gyan which they got from God but you say vedas are divine voice of God but how can God speak the Vedas like a human?
Swami Ram Swarup: In this connection, I paste my article below :-
God has made universe and blessed us with human body to do pious deeds to attain salvation only. He has not made any heaven or hell. All have to face the result of their deeds, good or bad here only, even by taking rebirth. (Rigveda mantras 10/135/1,2 refer)
God has not only made universe but has also given knowledge of four Vedas where answers to your and everyone’s questions have been given. There are four Vedas:
1. Rig Veda – gives knowledge of science, matter of the universe like sun, moon, air, body etc., etc.
2. Yajurveda – gives knowledge of all the deeds and duties to be performed by men, women, students, leaders, king, agriculturist etc., etc., etc.
3. Samveda – gives knowledge how to worship God who gives peace and long happy life etc. In this way, details of Yoga philosophy, qualities, supreme deeds and nature of the God are also given.
4. Atharvaveda – gives details of God, medical science and details of medicine etc.
Actually in four Vedas there is unlimited knowledge. Yajurveda mantra 40/8 says that God is everywhere, is Almighty, formless, devoid of nervous system, purest, away from sins and does not have to face any result of any karmas (deeds), knows every soul, knows what is in everyone’s mind, no body has made God, but God creates universe, has given the eternal knowledge of four Vedas and always gives the said knowledge at the beginning of every universe to know the science and deeds to all concern. Similarly four Vedas say about God that God is an omnipresent, omniscient, formless, beyond imagination and beyond calculation. Actually God has unlimited qualities. There is only one God who creates, nurses, destroys the universe and recreates. Atharvaveda mantra 4/1/1 also says that God gives the knowledge of Vedas at the beginning of the earth to four Rishis of non-sexual creation. And thereafter only public listens Vedas through Rishis Munis as yet and become learned. Rig-Veda gives knowledge of Almighty, Yajurveda gives knowledge of karmas (deeds), Samveda tells about worship-Yoga philosophy and Atharvaveda about medicines and God. Actually all Vedas commonly says about God also, so this is about Vedas in short. But the knowledge of Vedas is endless.
It is a fundamental law that knowledge is always given by somebody. Otherwise knowledge can’t be gained at any cost. If a new born baby is nursed well in a dense jungle and is not educated then he will not be able to gain any knowledge even if he becomes young or old. So we have to think about the origin of the knowledge prevalent in the world today. In this connection the Vedas themselves say that God gives this knowledge to four Rishis. As said by Rishi Patanjali in Yoga shastra sutra 1/26, God is the first Guru of the four Rishis. Yajurveda mantra 31/7 also refers. This is all in short about Vedas.
The Vedas are not a book, rather it is a knowledge originated in the heart of Rishis. At the time of beginning of the earth those Rishis preached Vedas by mouth and all others remembered the same orally. At that time there was no pen, pencil, paper, etc. This process of studying Vedas orally remained till Mahabharata time. Muni Vyas too remembered Vedas traditionally by heart. Then Muni Vyas for the first time wrote the Vedas on Bhoj patra about 5300 years ago. In 16th century when printing press came into existence then the Vedas were printed. Still Vedas are not those which have been printed but those which are preached by mouth by an Acharya/yogi and the printed Vedas are called Sanhita.
Now if somebody worships a statue etc., then it is their own creation please but Vedas deny. According to Vedas the best worship of the God is Yajyen for which all Vedas are self-proof. Yajurveda mantra 31/16 says that the learned persons worship God by Yajyen.
So many people have asked me that most of the scholars/preachers of different religion state that their religion incorporates all matters of the world including science. What about Vedas? I wrote so many Ved Mantras describing science matters therein. For example, Yajurveda Mantra 3/6 states “Ayam Gauhu Swaha Pitram Puraha Prayan Mataram Prishnihi Aakrameet Asadat”.
This earth revolves around the Sun in the space and it also rotates on its own axis. Vedas are eternal like God because Vedas emanate from God. Now, according to Vedas, this present creation is about 1 Arab, 96 crores, 8 lakh 53,111 years old. So are the Vedas but as said in Rigveda Mantra 10/191/3 the present creation is same as was the previous one and this process of creation is eternal. So are the Vedas which emanate from eternal God. This all concludes that Vedas are the oldest in this creation also and no other book of science, maths or pertaining to spiritualism is written before Vedas.
Like the above example of rotation and revolution of earth, the significance of whole present science is mentioned in Vedas. We can see that whatever is happening in the universe, is all according to the Vedas. For example, occurance of six seasons, actions of Sun, moon, process of death, birth, worship, yoga philosophy, atomic energy, agriculture, animal husbandry, knowledge of politics, administration, architecture, solar energy, knowledge of home appliances like mixer, grinder, business rules, about men, women, children, marriage, Brahamcharya, education, clothes etc., etc., i.e., knowledge right from a straw to Brahma is all in Vedas. God is Almighty and has unlimited powers. So through His power He is able to originate the knowledge of Vedas in the heart of four Rishis without pencil, paper, help of mouth or any other worldly assistance.
We, i.e., the whole world depends on Almighty God but God is forever independent. That is why, He is God. We are the souls who reside in human bodies. We need assistance of senses, perceptions, mind and body to do deeds but not God.
Nowadays, so many saints are writing books. What is the background to write their books? Background is clear that they have first studied or listened the preach from their Gurus, keeping aside the matter of truth or falsehood. And after studying or listening the same, they became able to write the books. So this is also fundamental law, based on which, the ancient Rishis first listened Vedas and when they became learned then only they wrote the Vedic books like Valmiki Ramayana, six shastras, Mahabharat (Bhagwad Geeta), Upanishads, etc., etc. So, first the knowledge of Vedas is initiated in the universe and afterwards other books come into existence.
Somebody may say that human beings have knowledge by their nature to create anything like books etc., but we see that the newly born baby who is nursed in a jungle, in the absence of knowledge of a learned person, he becomes incapable to do anything. Thus, he
can’t be M.A, M.Sc, doctor etc. So there are two types of the words and meanings. First, eternal which are from Almighty God and second, natural made by human beings. Eternal word meanings are always from Vedas i.e., from God. After listening/studying Vedas, human beings become learned and then too based on their own natural knowledge, they make their own words and meanings, literature etc. But it is very much clear that in the absence of knowledge of Vedas, no one can become learned. Nowadays, also people live in dense jungle and do not lead a civilized life because they are not learned as cited above. Vedas are not sects because they emanate direct from God and God is one for all human beings. God creates sun, moon, air, water, food etc., which are meant for the best use of all human beings for their long, happy life. So are the Vedas. So all human beings must accept Vedas as an eternal knowledge from God, for the benefit of whole creation.
You see, the other granths, written by ancient Rishis and present ones are completely based on Vedas’ knowledge. I mean to say, first of all learned Rishi-munis studied Vedas, gained knowledge from Vedas and then wrote shastra-upnishad, Mahabharat (Bhagwad Geeta) etc.
Vaidic knowledge is meant for all human-beings. One should not hence, shirk away the responsibility by stating that the vaidic knowledge is meant for Rishis only. You see, at first stage, every Rishi is an ordinary man. He works hard to learn vaidic philosophy from a learned Rishi and he himself then one day becomes Rishi as said in Rigved mantra 1/12/6 that “Agnina Agnim Indhate” i.e., fire generates fire.
Similarly, with the contact of learned Rishi, further ordinary persons themselves become Rishi. Divine voice means divine ved mantras and not the voice which is uttered.