A: Pujya GURUJI, Dandwath Pranaam! GURUJI, mera ek prashn hai, jo ke VEDAS DIVINE LIGHT-PART 3 se hai. In that Page no.5, ek prashn aata hai which is as follows.
Oh learned acharya! Tell me the first eternal, most subtle item in this world? Ans: Oh aspirant! The electric light (Dyuhu-Vidyut Prakash) is the first eternal, most subtle item in this world. Mera prashn ye hai GURUJI, ke how can electricity be eternal. Mujhe thoda samjh mei toh aaraha hai ke electricity eternal q hai par its not so clear to me. Mei aap se vinathi karti hun ke aap kripa karke
mujhe iss par visthaar se samjhaaye. GURUJI aur ek doubt hai, mei ne do din pehle Vegetarianism ke upar article pada tha jo aapne kisi ke prashn ke uttar dete huye unhe likha tha. For example if we take a cub who is newly born and nurse him by giving milk and thereafter vegetarian food only and on the other hand to another cub we provide him meat, then when they will be younger their
habit will differ. The cub taking vegetarian food will be as violent as the cub who took meat. GURUJI mera ye prashn hai ke how come the cub taking vegetarian food can be as violent as the cub which has taken meat. The message conveyed through this example is little confusing to me. Aap kripa karke, mera doubt clear kijiye. Agar mere se koi nadaani ya bhul huyi hai ye email likhte samai, toh aap kripa karke mujhe maaf kardijiye. Pranaam Gurudev. Aapki sishya, A (sada aapki seva mei).
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you, my daughter. Jaise ke electricity ke negative aur positive poles milne se ek chingari see nikalti hai aur agar andharey mein aisa ho to ujala sa ho
jaata hai, isee prakar Ishwar se niklee shakti (positive) jab non-alive matter prakriti se milte hai tab ek vidyut roop shakti sabse pehle utpann hotee hai. Isee shakti ko, ujaley ko, suksham vidyut
Actually, this is a typing mistake. It should be a under-“cub taking vegetarian food will not be as violent as the cub taking non-vegetarian food.” Again, My blessings to you all, my daughter.
J B: Shadar parnaam GURU ji my self. I am a friend of your disciple. R/Guruji she told me about you and send me some books and bhajans cds. I am really very happy n feel relax to listen your bhajans humien bhajans kafi ache lagte hain. R/Guruji aaj kal hum Gayatri mantra ka bhi jaap karne laga hai aur tab se pata nahi ek sakti se aa gaye hain mann mie. R/Guru ji please let me know more some thing abt GOD and aapka ashirbaad chaiye aur ek din aaoka sichya banne ka sobhage jaru parapt karuga JAI HO BABA JI KI
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Your desire regarding spiritualism especially Vedic spiritualism is highly appreciated. This is the result of your previous lives’ pious deeds. Hope you will continue it for whole of your life because we all humans have been blessed with the body to do worship of God under guidance of learned spiritual master.
Gayatri mantra jaap is stated to be a worship/meditation in Vedas. So, you are doing such worship by which Almighty God is pleased. My blessings to you and your whole family for long, happy life. We should do worship of God which is told by God and not by man-woman. God has briefed about worship in Samveda and Vedas knowledge is given by learned acharya (guru). If he is learned of four Vedas and Yoga Philosophy then the acharya is not called man but is called Dev. You see, when first birth is obtained from parents that birth is called a birth of man/woman and the said birth is of no use until the person gets second birth. Second birth means the person takes deeksha from his acharya and with effect from same date and time, he gets second birth, say Vedas. In the second birth, the acharya becomes his spiritual father and Ved-vanni becomes his mother. Then the spiritual
father gives preach to his devotees about the eternal path of worship of God from Vedas. I mean to say, God tells his way of worship in Vedas and Vedas’ knowledge is given by alive spiritual master (guru). Again my blessings to you.
K S: Charno me saadar pranaam swikaar karein..1 Guruji i am full of selfishness as i always demand from god and become angry and stop going to my hanumaan and do all bad things that are not liked by him.. 2 what ever I do I don’t succeed for past three years I am struggling for my career.. What should I do get relieved from my past life karmas.. I approached your holiness with the feeling of selfishness. Forgive me.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you.
(1) God accepts the prayer (demand) of the devotee who listens to Vedas, does name jaap of God daily, does daily hawan with Ved mantras and practices Ashtang Yoga mentioned in Vedas under guidance of learned acharya. So, no question of selfishness, please. God showers everything on us, being our father. He nurses and protects us when we do His said worship.
(2) Your approach to me is also not selfish act. It is your right. Because in Vedas, Almighty God states that a needy devotee should make contact with his spiritual master to attain knowledge. So, I would suggest you to do-
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
M K: PRANAM,SWAMI JI, Thanks for answering my query. In my last mail to you I had told you that I have not so far performed my Yagneopavit ceremony. I am a KASHMIRI PANDIT and in our way it is a lengthy process lasting 24 hours besides other rituals concerned with it. But I want to know from you that how and where this ceremony should be performed or what is the best way.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. You are always welcome. According to the Vedas, the best way to wear Yajyopaveet is to perform Uapnayan Sanskar, under guidance of a
learned acharya of Vedas or a Purohit. Such sanskar is done by performing holy Yajyen with Ved mantras and it takes hardly one hour. Nowadays, people wear it by performing hawan even with Gayatri mantra. Now, it is upto you whether you perform your custom as quoted by you in your question or perform Yajyen as quoted above.