Ravi: Pranam guruji I have one more doubt is it true that we can go back to past? If yes how? If no how did Lord Krishna able to stop the time in Mahabharta? ONCE AGAIN THANKS.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. It is not possible to go back to past. Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj also did not stop the time in Mahabharat. Atharvaveda kand 19, very well preaches about kaal (time) that it can never be stopped. The kaal is immortal.
Anonymous: I had bad habits before due to of awareness about which I know 3 year before (That this is wrong and should give up it (By reading Satyarth-Parkesh)). I felt very bad and very unpeaceful & some afraid for unknown. I practiced Astang yoga hardly (as per Baba Ramdev) and now I relies completely free from it .I also have studied your book Bhramcharya- Dukh nivarak mani. Now I fell completely free from it . My thought, even desire is completely free from it. But still I afraid from someone, which I don’t know. I don’t believe any ghost and any other such type of superstition because I am with the bless of God attached to Arya Samaj. Swami ji I belief that Truth is the Mother of Prosperity, that’s why I put everything in front of you. I have not told to my parents about myself such type of feeling. I know that this fear is not truth that’s why I do myself all work as my best. I regularly used to do Sandhya , Morning- Walk , Yoga . But it gives me allot of puzzle in my regular normal life. Due to fear i feel some strain in my body. I want to completely out-come from it and want to leave happy-peaceful, free from any type of stress. For that sake I am trying to follow Completely Bhramcharya. I belief in my-self, in God & in my-parents. I love very much to my country. So Please tell me, what i have to do now? Whenever I felt fear i remember Gyatri-Mantra it stop for some time, But Swami Ji I think that Why do it happen? When I think about sin or such like that even also I know very well that which i left , can’t happen. and my desire also pour now which i can absorb it. So please give me a way through which I can help my-self. I will not be able to attend your comp because my college is going on (for that sorry).
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you.
I appreciate you for making yourself free form bad habit. You, should also do name jaap of God-Om, daily in your hostel. If you hesitate then you can do it before sleeping, while lying doing on bed and do this also in early morning after being free from bathroom etc., and this also while lying down on bed. Ghosts do not exist so do not be afraid of such false views.
Your views are highly appreciated and please go ahead. But, I would again like to state that do not believe in ghosts because it does not exist in universe and therefore do not be afraid also. Definition of sin is that if we do any deed against the Vedas, that is called sin and when we do deeds according to Vedas that means, we are doing pious deeds.
Secondly, two voices are experienced. First of mind and second of ourselves, that is soul. Due to inspiration of mind one does sins. At the same time, however, soul tries to stop the mind and perceptions, senses, to do the sins. Here, we are the only one’s to take the final decision, either to accept the mind’s inspiration to do sin or to accept our(soul’s) own voice to not to commit sin. When a person continuously does Vedic worship, then only he becomes able to command on the mind and he only always does pious deeds. So, one should do daily worship. Also pay your full attention to your studies.
P: Dearest Swamiji, Please note that there is something which is worrying me these days.
Note that I am about to turn 30 but till now i am still single and have not yet meet my life partner. My parent is also worried. Kindly advise what should be done.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you, my daughter. Sorry to listen about your problem. Yet, Almighty God inspires every one in Vedas, not to be demoralized but to do hard work in the life so as to achieve the success. Vedas tell to get progress in both ways- worldly matters including science, engineering etc., and spiritualism, simultaneously. Then only God fulfils all our pious desires. And if a person is indulged only in worldly affairs, wealth and assets etc., lacks spiritualism then problems arise automatically. Therefore I would advise you to do the following –
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.
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.
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 being explained.
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 is Aditya.
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 Yajyen. The havan with Ved mantras are always offered as the best worship of God only please. Do havan daily and both times