Bharat: Pranaam swamiji! Why are the process of doing havan and other spiritual talks not made available on your site or sites like youtube so that many people can reap the benefit. I am insisting that you provide all content free but only if you don’t I would like to know the reason for not providing so Thanks
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Process of doing hawan has already been pasted on this site, please. Even, audio and video Cd and a book for the same has already been prepared and sent to the needy person. Please, intimate about other spiritual talks and if we are mistaken not to paste other spiritual talks we’ll sure try to fulfill your desire, please.
R: Dear Swami-ji, Could you explain me the following :
When I meditate on the gaitrie mantra (mansik, upansoo or wachik)my body begans to shake. Some one told me mata is with me. I don’t know how to go further what to do. I also practice ashtanga yoga. I know the mantra is very powerfull. Wil I also be able to see what others are doing and so..? I wanna help poor) people with this shakti. Some people see the shakti of mata and want to get take that, but than mata stops them. Hope to hear from you.
Swami Ram Swarup: No, please. Mata is not within you and Vedas deny to enter into any kind of Devi-Devta, Mata etc., into human-body even. The action of body being shaken is but natural and starts giving divine pleasure at one time. It is good omen you will have to try to make your body still on one asan. Whether body becomes still or shakes, both the situations are good, at present.
And go ahead for Ashtang Yoga sadhna, please. If you’ve not read my book on Ashtang yoga Philosophy i.e., detailed explanation of every sutra of Patanjali Yog Darshan, then I would advise you to read the said book available with us. Book can be sent on receipt of your postal address if you desire. You see there is only one shakti (supreme power) of Almighty, formless God. So, Vedas tell to worship only formless, almighty, omnipresent God who neither takes birth nor meets with death. He only creates, nurses and destroys the universe. Vedas do not tell about any shakti of Mata etc. however, our mother, who gives us birth is adorable.
My blessings to you, my daughter.
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 Gaytri 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 AMRTO 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 Gaytri mantra again and again till such time the fire is lighted sufficiently. Then chant the Gaytri 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.
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 NHA PRACHODYAT
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.
In the above mantra we pray to God but mere prayer does not solve the purpose until we do hard work according to the prayer.
Audio and video Cd and book to do hawan are with us and can be sent to you, if you desire. Help of poors and others should be selfless. Person becomes selfless only when he worships Almighty, formless God as stated above otherwise under the garb of help or worship etc., person may become selfish and professional, as is happening in present world.