Siva: Poojya Maharaji, Prostrating on Your Golden Feet I request some clarification for translation purpose. In Divine Light Part I, Page 59, Subject 37 Importance of Yajyen Samveda mantra 594 ” I have been created before the creation of Devtas” I beg to know the word “DEVTAS” refers whom? Your disciple
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessing to you. There are two types of Devtas- alive and non-alive.
Non-alive thirty-three devtas
Eight vasus- prithivi, vaayu, surya, aakash, chandrama, nakshatr, jal, agni. Twelve adityas i.e., twelve months.
Eleven rudras i.e., ten prannas and one soul.
Prajapati and Indra.
FIVE ALIVE DEVTAS
Five devtas are alive who are to be respected and given regard to who are mother, father, atithi, learned acharya of Vedas and fifth Almighty God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe.
Here, the meaning of Devta is air, water i.e., 33 non- alive devtas.
Sagar: SWAMIJI pranam! I know you are very busy with the annual yagya and still you take time to answer all these questions. Swamiji you mentioned in one of the answers that Shree Krishna maharaj showed divya roop to Arjun. Now how is is this divya roop appears to be is it like the way they show a massive image of with 10heads, 10hands, etc. etc. If it is so swamiji is it that all ashtang yogis who have realised god can all so do the same. Swamiji please clarify.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you.
Almighty God is Formless, Omnipresent. So question of having ten or even one part of body like hands etc., is impossible. We must accept the said eternal truth of Vedas-shastras. So, there are only two possibilities, out of which one has been used by adorable Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj. One is that a Yogi explains the Divine Qualities of Almighty God which he has experienced in Samadhi. Listening of the said Divine situation also gives immense pleasure to the listener.
Second is that anyone who has happened to see a Yogi in Samadhi stage, being a Samadhi matter, I can’t explain more, please. Because Samadhi is a matter to gain by listening to Vedas, doing daily yajyen, hawan, name jaap of God and hard practice of Ashtang Yoga under the guidance of a learned acharya of Vedas and Yoga Philosophy. So, we must at least start listening to Vedas to know the eternal truth about creation and Almighty God etc.