E O: A letter to Swamiji. Dear Swamiji, I thank you for answering my questions to my satisfaction, from your last e-mail (copied below) regarding the divine information you will brief me, I will be very grateful to receive a divine information from you. I took the harinam initiation 27 years ago, my spiritual name is Indu-Bhusan dasa and since my late guruji gave me the Brahman initiation 5 tears ago I have been chanting the Gayartri mantra daily and when I got in contact with you through your Question and Answer you ask me to do or introduce the Gayatri Yagna to me which I am now trying my best to do daily, most of the time I failed to do it during the day time do to my work and when I get home at night I do the Gayatri yagna. And from your last e-mail you said if I can write you with my postal address you will brief me on the divine information by post, my postal details given. Once again I will be grateful to receive a brief divine information from you.
Swami Ram Swarup: You are welcome, please. I appreciate your views and devotion of time to God to perform daily hawan with Gayatri mantra. God , in this way blesses the devotee, say all the four Vedas.
Slowly and steadily, I would start giving you some vedic, spiritual knolwdge by post. Now, I would dispatch you some of my vedic preach, contained in the form of ACD and VCD. I also dispatch you my book Vedas A Divine Light part I . A VCD performing holy Yajyen with ved mantras is also been sent to you.
My blessings are always with you.
If you know Hindi,then I would also like to send my book Bhagwad Geeta Ek vedic Rahasya Part I. Please confirm.
Deepak: SWAMIJI CHARAN SPARSH LIKE ALWAYS I AM THANKFUL OF YOURS. Swamiji you always say that one should not trust on dreams, they are painful, but I have heard few people who goes in meditation and their agya chakra opens and they see different things , so what is that, if person see something in meditation is that good or no? Thanks swamiji
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you, my son.
The people who see anything during meditation that is not a dream but it is experienced in awakened stage. So, it is always beneficial for the worshipper.
Binay: Respected Sir, How are gods (shiva, bishnu, brahma etc) like? Are they similar to fleshy human? How they can realize hunger, tiredness, thirst and also pleasure? Why gods make mistake like human beings? Why they are also lusted in certain things? Can they die? What is the beginning reason to worship them? How they judge human, if their action is also similar to human? Who put them in heaven? Why sin is spread among gods? where are they now? why can’t we see them literally as described in scriptures? I am waiting for your response. please, answer in detail so I can understand.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessing to you. God is Formless, Almighty, Omnipresent, Who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. because He is formless so He does not need to feel hunger, thirst etc., but He knows everything. There is no scope of committing any mistake or experiencing the result of any deeds etc., by God. God is immortal. So, no question of His death. It is not mentioned anywhere in Vedas, Shastras, Bhagwad Geeta, Valmiki Ramayan, Upnishad etc., that God has similar actions to human and it can never be thought. Because if God’s action is similar to that of man then He is man and not God. God is Omnipresent Almighty , omniscient , Formless, immortal, creates, nurses and destroys the universe. Now, whole world can tell whether any man or woman has the said qualities of God? Answer will be no. Yajurveda mantra 40/8 states that God is “ Shuddham Apaapviddham” i.e., God is always away from any kind of sin and is never involved to experience the result of any deeds. He is the purest so, no question of God committing sins.
In this connection I also paste my articles below:-
Are Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh Gods?
Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh are not God. Vedas tell that there is only one formless God who never takes birth. He creates, nurses and destroys the universe. His power is enough to create and control the whole universe. He is Almighty i.e., He has all unlimited powers and therefore He does not need any assistance to create, nurse and destroy the universe by Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh. If God needs assistance then He will not be called Almighty. So God does not need any support but we all humans as well as all living beings need His support and blessings every time. However, in Vedas, there are innumerable names of Almighty God according to His divine qualities. So Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh etc., are also the names of the formless Almighty God. Brahma means the greatest. Vishnu means omnipresent and Mahesh means the greatest.
It is the personal matter of worship or not to worship. So atheists are also there. But it is very clear that God in Vedas as clarified that He Has blessed the human being with human body to worship and realise God. Nobody can attain happy life in the absence of worship of God. One more thing is clear from Vedas in which God states –Oh man/woman you live on the earth given by God and all comforts provided by the God. And if you do not remember/worship God then it is sin and punishment is awarded by the God.
Very few persons know that present science has also come out from Vedas, especially Rigveda. The knowledge of Vedas also emanates from God. So, it is clear that scientist also enjoy science which is given by God. God is not only the matter of blind faith. It is the matter of discussion with a learned acharya of Vedas and Yoga philosophy who from Vedas, shastras and Upnishads etc., and scientifically also prove the existence of God. For example- we see the creation and can think deeply that who has created it or is it a job of man/woman, scientist etc., then automatically after long discussion we would reach on the conclusion that men/women/scientist have not created the universe and then He who has created is called Almighty God.
Vishnu is also a name of formless, Almighty God based on quality. Quality is a sunder- “Vishnu” word is made from “Vishlari” Dhatu and the sense of Vishlari” is omnipresent. So he who has the quality of being Omnipresent at all times without a second’s break, He is Vishnu and no other Vishnu exists equivalent to this God. Similarly, Brahma= “Vri Vridhau” i.e., the biggest amongst the universe. Naturally, He is Almighty God. So, the name of Almighty God is also Brahma. Similarly, according to Yajurveda mantra 16/41 shiv means he who is beneficial/causes welfare, is shiv. The most beneficial, who creates and nurses the universe is Almighty God. So, Shiv is also name of Almighty God.
God is formless
Being formless there is no need of statue or temple of God according to Vedas. As a matter of fact, you, I or every human being, lives in a body. Body is separate, we are called souls. Vedas say soul has no form even. Then also we know each other. For example even if you have not seen the photograph of King Akbar then, you can know Akbar by means of the study of his qualities. So is the case with the God. If an aspirant really goes to his Guru and listens Vedas like Shri Ram, and ancient kings and their public then he will be able to know hundred percent about formless God. Then comes realization for which Vedas (especially Samveda) says that he who performs Yajyen, does jaap (according to Vedas) and practises Ashtang Yoga Philosophy while remaining in family like Shri Ram etc., he sure realizes ,being eternal law.
If we will meditate concentrating outside our body which is also against Vedas/Ashtang Yoga Philosophy, then our attention will always naturally remain outside i.e., attached with outer world i.e., decoration/music/dances etc. In that case subject matter of God will be over. It will be converted into spending fun, doing dances and singing attractive songs by ladies and gents, which is totally against Vedas. Thus the chapter of praising God, True Acharya, Rishi-Munis, performing Yajyen, practice of Ashtang Yoga, eternal knowledge of Vedas etc., will be over.
It is also baseless to say that study of Vedas and practice of yoga philosophy is difficult. It is self made story because Vedas are also called Shruti i.e., Vedas are to be listened first and not to be studied. So to listen to the Vedas, a learned Acharya is needed. The Acharya will explain the Ved mantras in the Yajyen in your own language i.e., in English or Urdu etc., and for an aspirant to do asan, pranayaam, meditation etc., is also not difficult. It is all difficult for those human beings, including present false prophets, (who are against the Vedas), who are lazy, can’t awake early in the morning to listen Vedas and fail to do practice of yoga philosophy. Those people are always after money, materialistic articles and pomp and show etc.
Vedas are not written or spoken by God. This knowledge is emanated from God and is originated in the heart of four Rishis as stated above. God is Almighty i.e., He has all powers. So He needs no assistance to do deeds of universe. In human body alive soul resides and soul is dependent, soul requires mouth to speak, eye to see, hand to write etc., etc. but not God. From His power God originates the knowledge of Vedas in the rishis without writing, or speaking etc. Vedas’ knowledge is divine. The fundamental of the Vedas is this that it was not written or spoken. The knowledge by the power of God was originated about one Arab 96 crore, 8 lakh and 53,111 years ago. Then first time the four rishis of nonsexual creation started pronunciation of the mantras by the power of God. God wanted them to know word meanings and sense of the mantras and therefore the rishis knew all. Then first time the four rishis started pronunciation of the mantras. They taught the mantras to other ignorant people. Then more rishis were produced who knew the Vedas by heart by listening only. There was no paper, ink or pen there. The Vedas were being learnt orally and traditionally this process is yet in force. But mostly not by heart but taking help of the printed book. So printed books are not called Vedas but these are called samhita.
Samhita means the collection of Ved mantras. Therefore Present printed books cannot be considered as Vedas and will never be in future, but samhita. Kapil Muni throws light on this point in his Sankhya Shastra sutra 5/48 that when a rishi does tapsya in the shape of Yajyen, study of Vedas, practice of Ashtang Yoga then the Ved mantras still (now also) originate in heart of the Rishi and the rishi pronounces the mantras. Those mantras are called Vedas, which emanate from God. So Vedas must first be listened (study) from alive Acharya (Guru who knows Vedas). Then only Samhita (books of Vedas) can help.