Rishi: My Greetings to you Swamiji. My exams are near and the syllabus is not yet completed. It’s important for me to sleep less like 4 hours only so that I could complete my studies but in Bhagvat Geeta it is mentioned that one who sleeps less or more doesn’t reach his/her soul.
Swami Ram Swarup: It is a moral duty of a student that he pay his full attention towards his studies and maintaining brahmacharya. So please do not waste time and do hard study. As regards sleep a student must take six hours sound sleep only in the night.
Pramod: Jai Shri Krishna ! Swamiji mai Sanyas lena chahta hoo. Please margdarhsan kare meri ayu sirf 26 yrs hai mai jeevan se tyag karna chahta hu mai kahio bar akele baithke Shri Krishna ka jaap karta hu. Kabhi mujhe lagta hai ki mai akele hi rahu kahi van me jakar. Mai kya karu?
Swami Ram Swarup: Sanyaas lene ke liye vairagya aur achchi samajh kee avashyakta hoti hai jo ek vedon ka gyata acharya hee bata sakta hai. Apni marzi se sanyaas nahi liya jata usme mata-pita kee agya bhi chahiye.Isliye aap ya to local kisi vidwaan ke paas jakar gyan grahann karein ya mere paas aa jayein uske baad hee sanyaas lene par vichaar kiya ja sakta hai ki sanyaas liya jaye ya nahi.
Dr. Anurag:Swami ji Pranam, Swami ji hum apne ghar ke mandir me durga maa ki marble ki murti rkhna chahte hai. Murti ki adhiktam aur nuntam height kitni honi chahiye?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Main sirf ved vidya kee hi pooja karta hoon. Yeh ved vidya ishwar se nikali hai aur anaadi aur anant hai. Vedon mein devi-devtaon , murti pooja aadi nahi batai hai isliye main aapke prashan ka uttar denne mein asamarth hoon. Vedon mein to ek nirakar Parmeshwar jisne yeh sansaar banaya aur uski palna kar raha hai aur sanhaar (nasht) karta hai Usee kee pooja batai hai kisi dusre ke nahi. Isee vishya par main apna ek article paste kar raha hoon.
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 everytime. 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.
God is only one who creates the universe and no other can create the universe except God. Please think deeply is any one except God empowered for creation, etc.? The pious qualities of God are unlimited whereas qualities of soul, which resides in human body, are limited. That is why He is God. This fact is also mentioned by Rishi Patanjali in his Yog shastra sutra 1/24, “KALEASHKARAMVIPAKASHYAIHI APRAMRISHTAHA PURUSHVISHESHAHA ISHWARAHA” i.e., He who is not indulged in any sorrows/sufferings (kalesh), in any kind of deed (karma) and result thereof (vipakya), He is supreme in souls and is called Ishwar (God), whereas, soul is indulged in all the said matters according to deeds done in previous, and in the present life. So this is also a difference between God and souls and therefore soul can never be God based on the different qualities.
Amongst unlimited qualities of God, few may be enumerated-that God creates, nurses and destroys the universe. God is omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent and Almighty, beyond description, beyond imagination, and beyond calculation. Nobody on the earth can deny such qualities, but these qualities are to be discussed and considered deeply and he who does the same is called MUNI as per Vedas and shastras.
Let us think over one quality of God – Being Almighty. Almighty means God has all powers and thus God, to control the universe and to do any kind of deed for the same, can not be dependent on another, at any cost, being Almighty. Again shastras say, which is a true saying too, that there must be reason behind for any creation, matter etc. God is a reason to create the universe. Parents are the reason to give birth to a child. Ravana took Sita forcefully which became a reason for war between Shri Ram and Ravana etc. So as per Vedas there must be a reason of avtar and after studying eternal knowledge of Vedas and thinking deeply, there seems no reason to take avtar by Almighty God. As in Yajurved mantra 2/26, so is in Shwetashwataropnishad shlok 6/8 wherein it is mentioned that there is no reason to form a God and thus God is also formless i.e., nobody can make God but God creates universe from non-alive prakriti. Secondly the said Upnishad says that the deeds of God of creation, nursing, and destruction of universe are eternal, natural, and automatic. So naturally God needs no avtar to destroy Kalyug, earth, or devils etc., being Almighty i.e., God has all powers and is independent. Not God but only His powers are enough to control, create, nurse, destroy the universe. That is why Upnishad says that God has no desire to create etc., but it is eternal and natural and this sort of desire is named “IKSHAN” and not desire to create etc.
Suppose God has to kill a devil and He takes avtar and God kills the devils by arrow etc. It means God is not Almighty and independent because God has taken help of Avtar (Human body) and arrow, gun, etc., which is impossible.
This all I have told based on fundamental law of eternal knowledge of four Vedas. Yet if anybody says about avtar then it is their own views and they are satisfied with their views and can not be commented because they could have been realizing at their own but so far as eternal knowledge of Vedas is concerned, Avtar is not possible.