Dave: Dear respected swamiji pranam, how are you? Swamiji if I may ask you, do you now remember all your previous births? I am not asking who you were but only if you remember them
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. I’m absolutely fine with the grace of God.
There is a saying – Forget the past, don’t bother for future but value the present. Because, if we do pious deeds in the present then our previous lives’ bad deeds will be destroyed and bright future will be made. So importance is always of present time.
Once I was coming from Rishikesh, in a tanga. A sanyasi was also sitting in the tanga. Somebody asked the sanyasi about his previous births. Sanyasi in turn replied him “you were a dog in previous birth” then sanyasi added- “so, now should I address you as a Dog?” Sanyasi then preached “value the present life of human and forget the previous life of dog.”
Anonymous: Param pujaya Guruji, our charan sparsh & dandawat pranam at your pious feet. Guruji, we will follow your advice as given by you in your last mail. With your blessings at present things are ok. Guruji, hereby I would like to seek your advice please. As we know Ishwar (GOD) resides in us and He knows each of our karma & our thoughts. It is also said that at the end of Agnihotra/Havan, we can pray to Him to solve our problem/difficulty if any and He listens to us. I think besides Agnihotra/Havan we also need to do shubh karma and do daily yogabhyas etc. to please Him to listen to us.
1. Guruji, I have incurred financial loss in my investments recently. This is due to my wrong timing of investment and recession in economy has also affected. Actually Initially I was upset since amount is more. I had not expected it to incur but I think I could have reduced it by taking right decision on time. But I have learnt a lesson to take care henceforth and I have decided course of action to prevent it. I think I can recover this loss over next few months for which I will put efforts and take care. I know this is may be due to my past karma of which I have got result. Guruji, can I expect your and GOD’s blessings to recover this loss since we should pray and do nishkam karma only. Whether I am self-interested if I pray to GOD for this thing since we should pray and do sadhna as kishkam karma. I am not clear on this. Please guide and advice.
2. Guruji, further please guide for one thing. If someone does daily vedic worship and does some investment to get reasonable return without greediness (in case of businessman he makes strategic corporate and other business decisions) then whether GOD helps/inspire him to take some good decisions which is beneficial for him and he does not incur loss. Whether over a period of time due to worship whether GOD gives satvik/better buddhi to take correct decisions. Guruji, you have said that as per Vedas GOD helps those who help themselves but whether GOD inspires/helps to take correct decisions on time etc. Please guide. I would be highly obliged for your detailed reply/explanation in this regard please.
Guruji, please pardon me for taking your time for asking for my personal problem. Please help me. Pranam, Guruji. With charan Sparsh at your pious feet.
Swami Ram Swarup: My heartiest blessings to you all, my son.
(1) Loss is a sad event yet an aspirant should not worry about the same but should remain stable in all situations i.e., in profit and loss. Hope for the best in future. My blessings are with you and pray to God along with hard work will sure give you good result in future.
(2) Yes, God inspires the aspirant to take correct decision. Again, my heartiest blessings to all of you.
Md Aaquib Khan: Please teach me the verses in vedas against the concept of avatar. My second question is according 2 Islam there are three creatures angels, jinns, humans – quran and sunnah are proof for this. What do Vedas and vedanta tell abt them angels created from li8, jinn created from fiery wind and human from clay lump.
Swami Ram Swarup: In Vedas, there is no scope of Avtarwad. There must be some reason behind for avtarwad which is not seen in case of Almighty God. The divine qualities of God are unlimited, amongst which some are that He is Almighty, Omnipresent, Omniscient, creator, nurses Universe, destroy universe, unchangeable, unchallengeable, immortal etc. So, when God is Formless and Omnipresent, the said qualities are also unchangeable. In Rigveda mantra 3/56/1 God states that He along with His rules is unchangeable. In this connection, I paste my article on Avtarwad.
God is only one who creates the universe and no other can create the universe except God. Please think deeply is any one except God empowered for creation, etc.? The pious qualities of God are unlimited whereas qualities of soul, which resides in human body, are limited. That is why He is God. This fact is also mentioned by Rishi Patanjali in his Yog shastra sutra 1/24, “KALEASHKARAMVIPAKASHYAIHI APRAMRISHTAHA PURUSHVISHESHAHA ISHWARAHA” i.e., He who is not indulged in any sorrows/sufferings (kalesh), in any kind of deed (karma) and result thereof (vipakya), He is supreme in souls and is called Ishwar (God), whereas, soul is indulged in all the said matters according to deeds done in previous, and in the present life. So this is also a difference between God and souls and therefore soul can never be God based on the different qualities.
Amongst unlimited qualities of God, few may be enumerated-that God creates, nurses and destroys the universe. God is omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent and Almighty, beyond description, beyond imagination, and beyond calculation. Nobody on the earth can deny such qualities, but these qualities are to be discussed and considered deeply and he who does the same is called MUNI as per Vedas and shastras.
Let us think over one quality of God – Being Almighty. Almighty means God has all powers and thus God, to control the universe and to do any kind of deed for the same, can not be dependent on another, at any cost, being Almighty. Again shastras say, which is a true saying too, that there must be reason behind for any creation, matter etc. God is a reason to create the universe. Parents are the reason to give birth to a child. Ravana took Sita forcefully which became a reason for war between Shri Ram and Ravana etc. So as per Vedas there must be a reason of avtar and after studying eternal knowledge of Vedas and thinking deeply, there seems no reason to take avtar by Almighty God. As in Yajurveda mantra 2/26, so is in Shwetashwataropnishad shlok 6/8 wherein it is mentioned that there is no reason to form a God and thus God is also formless i.e., nobody can make God but God creates universe from non-alive prakriti. Secondly the said Upnishad says that the deeds of God of creation, nursing, and destruction of universe are eternal, natural, and automatic. So naturally God needs no avtar to destroy Kalyug, earth, or devils etc., being Almighty i.e., God has all powers and is independent. Not God but only His powers are enough to control, create, nurse, destroy the universe. That is why Upnishad says that God has no desire to create etc., but it is eternal and natural and this sort of desire is named “IKSHAN” and not desire to create etc.
Suppose God has to kill a devil and He takes avtar and God kills the devils by arrow etc. It means God is not Almighty and independent because God has taken help of Avtar (Human body) and arrow, gun, etc., which is impossible.
This all I have told based on fundamental law of eternal knowledge of four Vedas. Yet if anybody says about avtar then it is their own views and they are satisfied with their views and can not be commented because they could have been realizing at their own but so far as eternal knowledge of Vedas is concerned, Avtar is not possible.
Vedas tell, that there are three kinds of human beings-
(i) ‘Man’ when a person takes birth.
(ii) When man makes contact with learned spiritual master and follows vedic eternal path, he becomes “DEV”(devta).
(iii) If the man makes contact with bad society and starts committing sins then he is called “Asur” (Devil).
In Vedas, there are three eternal and everlasting matters i.e., God, souls who are alive matter and third is non-alive matter prakriti. Souls are awarded bodies made of prakriti, based on pious deeds or sins. All non-alive matter of universe are made of prakriti including bodies of all living beings.