Kiran Das: Ya evam veda pranam guruji what is the meaning of your name (Ram swarup) ji
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. I was blessed with my name by my parents. When I took sanyas then I requested My Guru, My Spiritual Master to change my name in the form of present custom of awarding name like Chidanand, Vedanand, Omanand etc. But My Spiritual Master told me that Ram Swarup is the most appealing to my spiritual Master and he told me not to change the name and I happily accepted. Actually, names, clothes and signs made on forehead in the form of teeka has no value. Infact, they increase pride. Actually, Tapasya, Practice of Ashtang Yoga Philosophy, making contact with learned acharya of Vedas, daily Yajyen and doing Vedic pious deeds, control over five senses, perceptions and mind, gives peace and promote peace in society. Otherwise what is the use of wearing saffron or carrying teeka on forehead, etc.
As regards meaning of my name, Swarup means “form” and Ram means, you can say “Sri Ram”. So, he who is a form of or having qualities of Sri Ram is “Ram Swarup”.
I quote here, some divine qualities of Sri Ram mentioned in Valmiki Ramayan:-
(i) Vedajyen:- Sri Ram was learned/philosopher of vedas.
(ii) Sarvshastrarth Tatvajyenha:- He was the drishta (seer) of the divine qualities of God and he was learned of Shastras (Vedic philosophy etc.).
(iii) Samadhimaan:- he did hard practice of Ashtang Yoga Philosophy and attained its last, final (8th) stage i.e., Samadhi.
You see, I don’t imply that I’m declaring the same qualities of Sri Ram, within me which is impossible too. But I’m only answering your question- the meaning of my name Ram Swarup.
Devyani: Pranam. What does my name mean?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you, my daughter. Devyani word is in female gender of the word Devyaan. So, main meaning of Devyani is she who is learned.
Ashok K Arya: Is there science of Aeroplanes in Vedas? If yes, can you please give reference of those Mantras? Saadar Abhaar, Ashok
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes, there is science of aeroplanes in Vedas. The subject is vast so can’t be explained here in detail. But I quote only one mantra in this regard: Yajurveda mantra 32/6