Ashwin: Swamiji, Thank you for answering my previous questions. Please provide the mantras which tell us about the concept of Moksha.Is it finite or infinite? Please explain these mantras in brief. Thank You.
Swami Ram Swarup: You are welcome, please. The following Ved mantras are mentioned-
Rigveda mantra 1/24/1,2-
Idea of the mantras is that a devotee who follows the vedic knowledge perfectly, attains salvation and after enjoying the period of salvation gets birth again and sees his parents.
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Moksh means to get freedom from all kinds of previous lives’ deeds and thus to attain salvation. At this stage, the soul enjoys divine pleasure while realizing Almighty God. Moksh is not permanent, please. The period of moksh is 36,000 times creation, nursing and destruction of universe
Your views show that you have some effect on your mind of your past spiritual/pious worship/deeds. The human body is only meant for attaining moksh by real worship of Almighty God. Moksh means to kill all the deeds of previous and present lives, which were required to be faced. Moksh (salvation) is awarded by God and such path has been enlightened by the God Himself in the eternal knowledge of Vedas. So I would like you to refer to the article on Vedas for your information.
To attain salvation (moksh) one must listen to Vedas carefully and must obey the teachings of Vedas in life, in action. So he who listens to Vedas, does Yajyen/hawan, makes contact with the learned Acharya of Vedas and yoga philosophy, does name jaap daily, does practice of Ashtang yoga daily, always follows the religious path of Vedas, Shastras , upnishad and other holy granths which tell about moksh, then the aspirant sure becomes ” Jigyasu” and becomes ascetic.
He leaves all the worldly materialistic desires and with the result of practice of above mentioned path, at last he attains Asampragyat Samadhi, in which he realizes God and gets salvation. This all is in short and can be briefed in person. Before becoming ascetic, one must follow the above path in action while discharging all his moral duties towards family, society and nation and you are very much right that mere achievement of materialistic/worldly articles throws us away from God, peace brotherhood, mercy etc, etc.
Ashwin: Swamiji,my pranams to you. After marriage,why the bride has to go to the bride groom’s house and not vice versa? Is it according to Vedas? If the bride’s parents do not have any other kids, who will look after them? Thank you.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. In Atharvaveda mantra 1/14/1 the father of bride is preached to tell his daughter that she should go to bridegroom’s house permanently to live there firmly like a mountain. In the matter of sorrow etc., with the permission of her husband and elders, the daughter can look after parents otherwise Vedas are silent on this matter of looking after the bride’s parents who have no other issue. However, we have to consider Rigveda mantra 10/135/1, 2 wherein it is stated that human-life is meant to face the result of previous lives’ good and bad deeds in the shape of happiness and sorrows respectively. Secondly, nowadays, it is being observed that inspite of having son, even two-three sons, parents are experiencing extreme problems, sorrows, tensions etc. Even, in some cases, the son, daughter-in-law live permanently in foreign country and they only send money to their parents leaving them alone in country to face sorrows.
So, in this connection, above quoted, Rigveda mantra 10/135/1, 2 may be considered. That is why, God says that everyone must discharge his moral duties faithfully and should only do pious deeds.