Praful: Swamiji Namaskar,
Q1) Why does it take 13 days for reincarnation? why not 5 or 7 days? what does atma do these 13 days.
Q2) Is divorce prescribed in Vedas?
Q3) How can people live on vegetarian food in cold regions where there is less farming or only snow or desert like Laddakh?
Swami Ram Swarup: Namaste.
1. The creation, its stability, destruction and again creation is an eternal unchangeable and everlasting process which takes place under the command of Almighty God. Secondly, it is natural process because Shwetashwataropnishad shloka 6/8 also states “Swabhaviki Gyan Bal Kriya Cha” i.e., the divine knowledge, power and deeds of Almighty God are natural i.e., take place at a stipulated time automatically. Rigveda mantra 3/56/1 states that fundamental laws of God mentioned in Vedas are unchangeable. So, the process of death/rebirth is unchangeable, please. I also paste an article below:-

After death

Yajurveda mantra 3/55, says, “DEVAIYAH JANAH NAH PUNAH MANAH DADATU” i.e., by blessings (preach and true education of Vedas) may learned Acharya give us next birth of human being so that we may again be able to learn the truth of Vedas and to get salvation. So one must always adopt true path by which he gets rebirth of human being to continue the real
spiritualism to get salvation etc., because Atharvaveda mantra 9/10/16 further says that human being who has done pious deeds and adopted true path they get pious human body in the next birth, otherwise soul gets the lowest/contemptible body, like animals, birds etc. Mantra is APAANG PRAANGETI SWDHAYAA GRIBHITAH AMARTYO MARTYENAA SAYONIHI. TA SHASHVANTA VISHUCHINA VIYANTA NYA NYAM CHIKYURN NI CHIKYURNYAM.

Soul according to its good or bad deeds(APANGETI) takes bodies of animals, birds, insects etc., and (PRANG) bodies of Rishis, Munis, i.e., (uuch Yoni) best bodies after leaving the present body. The soul (SWDHAYAA GRIBHITAH) duly attached with its own power of taking birth according to pious deeds and sins, enters other bodies (AMARTAYAH) though the soul is away from death, being immortal but after death of bodies, takes new bodies. These ideas of Vedas has very well been mentioned in Bhagwad Geeta shlok 2/20 wherein Yogeshwar Shri Krishna says (AJO NITYAH SHASHWATOAYAM PURAANNO NA HANYTE HANYAMANNE SHARIRE ) i.e., the soul is (AJAH NITAYAH SHASHWATOH) never takes birth and is eternal (NAHANYATE HANAYMANNE SHARIRE) in fact after death of body too soul is never dead being immortal. (TASHASHVANTA) this process of death and birth of bodies and souls is eternal.

(VISHUCHINA VYANTA) soul and bodies go far away to different directions [soul goes to Savita etc., {given below} according to Yajurveda chapter 39 and then takes birth and gets another body and five elements of body go to space and are mixed within air, fire etc., according to Yajurveda mantra 40/15] (ANYAM NICHIKYHU) many learned know about this fact (ANYAM NICHIKYHU) another who lack knowledge of Vedas, do not know the fact, i.e., we mostly know our body but not ourselves, i.e., soul. Death is sure i.e., the body will have to be cremated one day.

In Atharvaveda mantra 8/8/11 ‘Yamdut’ means = ‘YAM’ means God, and ‘dut’ means storm, cyclone, flood, earthquake, heavy rains, etc., etc., in mantra the air is Yam. So when a soul is to leave the body then by the power of God, sutratma air enters the body and takes the soul out of it then goes to
Savita, etc.

In 39th chapter of Yajurveda the process of this cremation is mentioned. This process is also called as “NARMEDH YAJYEN”, “PURUSH MEDH YAJYEN” and “DAH KARAM” and “ANTEYESHATI KARAM”. Atharvaveda mantra 10/8/26 says “YEH CHAKAR SAH JAJAR” means He (God) who makes the body, He destroys the same one day. Sense of Yajurveda mantra 39/5 is that when the soul leaves the body then the soul wanders in so many places, takes another body according to its previous deeds (karmas). Yajurveda mantra 39/6 says that the soul after leaving the body, on the first day goes to Savita (sun), second day agnihi (fire), third Vaayu (normal air), fourth Aditya, fifth chandrma (moon), sixth ritu (seasons), seventh marutah, eighth brihaspati (tiniest air), ninth mitrah (breathing), tenth varunah (udan air), eleventh indrah (electricity), twelfth Vishvedevah (in all divine qualities). Then, after wandering in sky, gets body according to previous deeds. So these twelve days are completed, then after 13 days the soul takes another body. Rigveda mandal 10 sukta 135 says that normally soul after getting body faces the result of its past lives’ deeds and under influence of illusion (duly attracted towards illusion) does sins and again gets birth to face the sins. The soul is immortal and always separate from body. When an aspirant meets with a learned Acharya and gets spiritual education, then the fourth mantra says that the soul gets salvation.

2. The Hindu religion is based on the eternal philosophy of Vedas which allows only one marriage but in case the wife is characterless or possessing other evil qualities then the husband is allowed to get children from other female and he can take divorce from the culprit wife.
(Vide Manu Smriti Shloka 9/76 and 9/81)

3. It depends on the firm desire of an aspirant who starts worshipping God based on fundamental law of Vedas. For example – even vegetarian food etc., used to be available yet the ancient Rishi-munis did live on water and kand mool (edible roots and shoots). In this line, God Himself helps the true aspirant to provide him everything. I’ve also served in Laddakh (in army) for two years and left taking even vegetarian food, I survived only on water and milk of Yak there when the temperature was 30 degree Celsius. I know, God helped me a lot to survive happily and continue my hard practice of ashtang yoga Philosophy.

Harshad: As a name of a person has meaning, my question is on giving a name to a baby boy. We decided to name him starting with letter J. We both husband and wife agreed on Jinit. But there was confusion about the spelling. Kindly throw some light on any vedic philosophy related to nam sanskar. I am also eager to know the meaning of “Jeenit”.
Swami Ram Swarup: Jaidev, Jayant, Jaydhwaj, Jaipal, Jalsut, Jalveerya, Jaipriya, Jayishnnu, Jalketu. “Zeenat” word is urdu word meaning decoration. But the word “Jeenit” does not exist. I suggest the following names with meanings. I suggest the following names if you desire-
1. Jaipriya- meaning he who loves victory always.
2. Jaydhwaj- Sign of victory.
According to Vedic philosophy, a Yajyen is organized to decide the name of son or daughter. The Yajyen is performed with Ved mantras, in which name is decided from Vedas.

Anonymous: Pranam guruji. I got your link from my friend.. Is not following Brahmcharya a sin? I am so sorry if I ask anything wrong….
swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Yes, whatever you’ve told, that act is a sin. It, badly effects the health and decreases the age, memory and increases several kinds of diseases. It further affects married life where the person, sometimes gets demented children. But when a person repents and takes firm decision to overcome the sin then he recoups his good health again. So, please make your life long and happy by maintaining Brahamcharya. I would advise you to study my book, named Brahamcharya- Ek Dukh Nivarak Divya Manni (in Hindi) worth Rs. 100/- which will give you immense knowledge, long, happy life if you follow my preach given therein.