Any: Pranaam,Long live you… Here I want to ask you that I am a student in masters and at crucial point of my career but I am addicted to some bad habits and I am so dumb that knowing that what I am doing is a bad thing still I do it and waste my important time which I should use in studying hard. Actually I am doing injustice to me, to my parents and to almighty God as well. I always think to come out from this but in next minute I found myself doing that sin. I guess I am addicted to it. And I am sure if you come to know what I do, you will also punish me and I deserve it, as you always say the work of student is to be healthy and to study hard. I think You are the last person, you are the last hope who can tell me they way out. I am so sorry, I think I wasted my so important life, please just give me a life in which I am not addicted to this sin. You are my last hope.
Thank you, long live you.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you, my son. The human life blessed by God is not meant for committing any kind of sin. This preach has been given by God Himself in Vedas. You already know when character is lost then everything is lost. Education is must but in the absence of good character and following the preach from our Indian culture, mainly four Vedas is more valuable than education. In the absence of good preach/moral education most of the students of our country have been entangled in several types of bad habits which is a matter of sorrow. The future of the country naturally is in the hand of youngsters but present situation is not favoring the country to make her strong.
I hope that you will leave the bad habits immediately. Student and all youngsters are asked by God in Vedas to serve the parents, elders and country. Again I’m astonished that when you are aware of your bad habits then why you have not become able to make firm and unchangeable decision to leave the bad habits. Now, you should make your decision firm.
Dear son, again I preach you totally in a loving manner that only a firm and unchangeable decision and fear of God who is watching us always, the bad habits are overcome. You know that there is nothing impossible, if a person tries hard to do or to achieve a pious motto. Intellect and the mind, both are made of non-alive matter Prakriti and therefore both are effected by raj, tam, satva gunnas which create kaam, krodh, mad, lobh and other bad habits, bad dreams, bad thinking and resulting the soul to commit sin. I hope my son, to serve your parents, God and country, you will leave bad habits immediately and I would be proud of you. Again, my heartiest blessings to you. I paste one of my answers in this regard:-
The human body has been blessed by Almighty God to learn Vedas from a learned acharya and to do daily havan/yajyen, name jaap, meditation i.e., practice of Ashtang Yoga Philosophy- all this kills the sorrows and one attains salvation while discharging all moral duties towards family, society and nation.
I mean to say that Vedas state “Me manah shivsankalpamastu” i.e., Oh! God my mind (mann) should always get auspicious thoughts i.e., one must always think and attain pious thoughts only and not negative for which one should do daily worship of God as stated above, by which the mind (mann) gets concentration and leaves all bad habits, sins etc. Without worship etc., there remains no result of discussing, studying etc.
Advice is always given to get progress in life and not for downfall, please. Secondly, our Vedas, shastras, Bhagwad Geeta and other holy granths of the world preach to get advice of a learned prophet, saint, philosopher etc., and not from an ordinary person. Then the chances of falling will never remain. It is an important point that advice is given to those who are interested, keen to get the same otherwise there will be no use of advice. So, if an aspirant who is keen to get the advice like Arjun etc., then the advice can be given again and again until he becomes able to understand. Now, you see that when Ravanna went to Mareechi to make a plan to kidnap Mata Sita, Mareechi advised him not to commit such a sin otherwise Sri Ram would destroy his entire Lanka but Ravanna ignored. On the other hand, Mareechi knew very well that something bad is going to happen to Ravanna/downfall of Ravanna shall sure take place. Similarly, Sri Ram, Hanuman, Angad, Sugreev and even the wife of Ravanna knew about the downfall/destruction of Ravanna yet all advised Ravanna to return Mata Sita but all went in vain. Same is the case of Duryodhan, Kansa etc. So when a person has to face surely the result of his previous lives’ deeds to be awarded by God Himself then what others can do. My blessings to you.
I advise you as a spiritual father that you must do name jaap of God –Om daily in the morning as well as before going to bed in night.
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.
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. Rigved 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. Rigved 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
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 Yajna. The havan with Ved mantras are always offered as the best worship of God only please. Do havan daily and both times.
In the end of hawan, please pray to God to fulfill your desires. I hope God will sure listen to you.
PROCEDURE OF CHANTING
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.
Kuchh Vedic sahitya jo yahaan likha gaya hai, uskee list hai, yadi aap chahein to postal address bhejkar mangwa sakte hain.
I quote here an event from Mahabharat epic where Bheeshma Pitamah ji preaches to Yudhishthir that Oh! Yudhishthir when bad thoughts are to be entered the mind, those should not be entered by cancelling the same by doing hard efforts before its entering. So, all students and human beings must take this preach to follow the same in life.