Lekshmana Chandra: Thank you for the reply and have read the contents. I belong to Kanaya Kumari district of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the places in India where thousands of American dollars are spent yearly for conversion to Christianity. We are fighting against it with our meagre recourses and with the name of Swami Vevekananda kindling the awareness, how he has proved the superiority of Hinduism in America and the three faiths for a Hindu he contemplated; First faith in OM and Vedas, second faith in God and faith in Karma and rebirth of the soul.

Lekshmana Chandra: Thank you for the reply and have read the contents. I belong to Kanaya Kumari district of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the places in India where thousands of American dollars are spent yearly for conversion to Christianity. We are fighting against it with our meagre recourses and with the name of Swami Vevekananda kindling the awareness, how he has proved the superiority of Hinduism in America and the three faiths for a Hindu he contemplated; First faith in OM and Vedas, second faith in God and faith in Karma and rebirth of the soul. We reiterate the truth that if one loses faith in these he will be born as an inhuman being, either as a pig or as a dog, that is lose the human birth and how can a god can get one heaven with out human birth? We profound One God the Formed and Formless and say Siva Lingam as His symbol. he reason is that it is a place of Sidhas and there are lot of rural folklore related to them. Bargava and Bargavi are well known to them. We tell them all the rituals like Yagas and Yegjas are done with rituals singing the Holy Vedas invoking all the gods so that they will woke the Maha Deva from his high Abode of Himalayas and bring Him to shower blessing on the doer.

That is the reason I asked the question. For Bargo Devashya Demahi we give the meaning as, the most effulgent and the most luminous God called Bargava that is Lord Siva, the better half of Bargavi, following Swami Sidbavanantha’s Tamil book on Gayatri Mandiram. But I cannot confirm the meaning because Swamiji has only shown this meaning as a reference and not as a confirmation.
Your Holiness has answered that there is no conformation in the Vedas. May your Holiness convey me the Holy book in which Gayatri Mandiram comes and the author of it. Is there is any follow up verse to it? Do the Brahmins while putting the sacred thread use any different form of it? Is the chanting of it with OM before the second line “Tat savithurvraniyam” as “OM Tat savithurvraniyam” correct?
Swami Ram Swarup: The pious words Bhargo Devasya in Gayatri Mantra do not refer to Bhargava, the better half of Bhargavi. Gayatri Mantra has no concern with Lord Shiva. The whole Mantra has types of wisdom Bhu, Bhuvaha, Swaha, Tut, Savitaha, Bhargo, Devasya- these pious and divine words are the adjectives (supreme qualities) of the divine names of God. The meaning of the whole Mantra is placed on this website and also in my book- Yajyen Karma – Sarvashreshtha Ishwar Pooja which can be seen there please. (on page 73). This is a kind of Stuti i.e., praise of God. Second wisdom is upasana for which pious divine word “Dhi, Mahi” has been used by God. Third wisdom pertains to prayer for which pious divine words Dhiyo Yonaha Pracho Dyat have been used. Now please learn meaning of each word and spread the same to the public. In this connection two points are to be kept in mind.

1. Always listen Vedas from a learned Acharya who has studied four Vedas and has practised Ashtang Yoga Philosophy.
2. Meanings in pieces only (that is not complete) are just theft from Ved Mantras or sutras of shastras or shlokas of Geeta, Mahabharat etc., and the same are used to make own meaning to enjoy selfishness etc. For example the whole meaning of Gayatri Mantra will give wisdom, punnya (pious deeds) knowledge and peace but not in pieces. Atharvaveda Mantra 12/5/40 in this connection states that he who steals pieces of mantras etc., then God punishes him. Please read the complete meaning of Gayatri mantra on this website.

Arpita Sudesh: Can you please explain why I am getting such scary dreams. Also I want to know what is Naam Jaap because as I understood its Gyatri Mantra.
Swami Ram Swarup: As you may be knowing, human body is separate and soul is separate. We are souls and not body. Soul does deeds through his senses, perceptions and mind and effect of such good or bad deeds is made on chitta. When a person mostly indulges in worldly affairs alone, then he becomes unable to clear the effect of such deeds in the absence of real worship i.e., Vedas’ knowledge, Yajyen, name jaap of God, practise of Ashtang Yoga. As a result, the soul with in body sees those effects in the shape of dreams. Such practice is finished only when a person continuously performs havan and does worship as cited above. Then he attains a long, happy life.

Yes, my daughter, the chanting of Gayatri Mantra is also a jaap and havan from Gayatri Mantra is also the best. However, you must also sit on Sukhasan, Sidhasan or Padmaasan, then concentrate on Agya Chakra i.e., point between two eyebrows , then close your eyes and then chant with in heart Om, Om, Om. This is name jaap. Next time I shall guide you further about the same.

I will also advise you to read my book Patanjal Yog Darshan- Part 1, specially sutra 1/27 & 28 wherein you will get detailed knowledge.

Alvin Lal: In the Bhagwadgita, where Shri Krishna opens his mukh/mouth to his mother his mother sees the entire bhramand/universe in there? How is this possible if Shri Krishna was just a yogi as you state? I would expect only God to have this quality.
Swami Ram Swarup: If we will study Vedas then we will find that Brahmand cannot be seen in a mouth either of a Yogi or anybody. But God being formless, has no mouth. God creates the universe and enters, i.e., why He is called omnipresent. So any present God never takes birth. So the story being against the Vedas is not considered authentic by learned Acharya.

Alvin Lal: Isn’t it the truth that all religion is based on belief. Whilst I don’t doubt and certainly don’t dare to question your 100% assurance and trust of the Vedas. Is not a belief as well. Because is there hard evidence that the Vedas emanated direct from God, apart from the Vedas stating this themselves? Certainly nobody from this era would be present there i.e. no witnesses, so is there hard evidence that the Vedas are self proof and 100% truth.
Swami Ram Swarup: Belief means Shradha, Vishwas. Vedas Shastras, upnishad and even Geeta tell that shradha= Shrat +Dha. ‘Shrat’ means eternal truth. ‘Dha’ means to hold. So blind faith is not shradha or Vishwas. Nighantu, Nirukta and Nyay Shastra etc., state that after studying Vedas, discussion between Acharya and followers starts to come to the truth. So if I start preach in Bhagwa dress or any dress quoting myself as Guru and tell against the Vedas, then my preach is not to be considered a true one and is not required to have shradha or vishwas on the same.

Secondly, according to Yog shastra Sutra 1/7 and Sankhya Shastra sutra 1/52 Vedas are considered as self-proof. So if anyone states his views or gives pravachan etc., which does not tally with Vedas, that pravachan etc., is not considered true and not accepted by learned. However, nowadays, people are not aware of the eternal knowledge of Vedas and are thus indulged in any type of worship etc. So they can go ahead if they are satisfied.

(1) Geeta Shloka 3/15 states Vedas emanate direct from God.
(2) Sankhya Shastra Sutra 5/48 states Vedas emanate direct from God.
(3) In Shantiparv Bheeshma Pitamaha states to Yudhishthir that Vedas emanate from God.
(4) Yog Shastra , Nyay Shastra and all Upanishads state that Vedas emanate from God.
(5) Mahabharat states that Vedas emanate from God.
(6) Ancient Nirukta and Nighantu granths written by Yaska Muni states that Vedas emanate from God.

I.e., all ancient books written by Mantradrishta rishis state that Vedas emanate direct from God.

Valmikiji in first sarg of Valmiki Ramayan states that Sri Ram was follower of Vedas.

Tulsi das in his Ramayan states:
SHRUTI PATH PALAK DHARAM DHURANDER i.e., Sri Ram was follower of Vedas. Manusmriti states that Vedas emanate from God.

In Yagyavalkya Smriti, Yagyavalkya Rishi states to his wife ‘Maitraye’ that Vedas emanate direct from God.

Yet, I say that every body is free to choose any path if he is satisfied in the same. So Vedas are self-proof and 100% true as God is 100% true.

Shri Guru Granth Sahib states:
I.E., knowledge of Vedas emanates direct from God, at the beginning of the earth.

Alvin Lal: The reason for question (b) is that in the Shiv Puran, places where he appeared on earth to solve problems, give vardaans etc, there are shiv lings in place there in various states of India. (As shown in the Om Namah Shivay series). What evidence like the above is for the Vedas emanating from God apart from the Vedas stating this themselves?
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas have no story to tell. There are only fundamental laws about knowledge/science, deeds, karmas and upasana(worship). So the story of Shiv Linga is not in Vedas.

Alvin Lal: God is omnipresent, in everything, supreme, most powerful and the uttermost being (paramatma). Therefore, you mention that why should he need to take the help of a person like Ram i.e. avtar to kill a raakchas like Rawan. However isn’t
it true that Rawan was a great yogi himself in the beginning and did great tap to get significant powers from Bhrama…etc… as stated in the Ramayan. So no-one except a
manush man could kill him because of all the penance and vardaan he had. So how would God kill Rawan, if he had all this vardaan’s?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes, Almighty God means God has all unlimited powers, so he needs no help to do any deed of universe. Secondly, Sri Krishna, Sri Ram, Vyas Muni, Yudhishthir, King Harishchandra and so many unlimited dignitaries right from the beginning of the earth till today have done hard tapsya with the result their mind, intellect, chitta became the purest. So they did the pious deeds only according to Vedas.

If Ravana could do tapasya then how could he take forcefully Mata Sita or could cause hinderance/obstacles in the holy Yajyen, slaughtering Rishi-munis, how could he take wine, non-veg and how could he be declared devil/rakashasa. Yet, according to Atharvaveda Mantra 4/30/3 when Almighty God after seeing the purification of a Yogi accepts him then actually the Yogi becomes a rishi and the powers are given by God. God is Almighty and can take back the power also. But mostly, He never takes back because such yogis always follow pious path of Vedas.

So the Ravanna’s story is not true please.

Your deeds are pious to do havan daily and are highly appreciated please.

To do Yajyen/havan is an order of Almighty God in all four Vedas. So by the order of any saint or man, the havan or Yajyen from Ved mantras must not be stopped. Importance of havan/Yajyen is a lengthy article in Hindi and can be sent on receipt of your postal address along with spiritual preach and songs sung by me in the form of cassettes, CDs.

Dilip Majithia: I stay in East Africa. I cannot read Hindi. Do you have either Gujrati version or English version and will it be possible for you to send it to Africa.
Please let me know. I am now doing havan reciting Gayatri mantra 51 times as suggested by you.
Swami Ram Swarup: I appreciate your pious deeds to perform daily havan. Really it is a pious deed to please the God. My blessings are always with you for a long, happy life. Gujarati version is not available, please. But I have written three small books on Vedas and forth one is under printing and will be completed within 10-15 days. So all the four books will be sent to you on receipt of your postal address. In addition, I think, you may be able to understand Hindi preach. If so some CDs on Vedic pravachan by me and spiritual songs sung by me will also be sent to you. The chanting of Gayatri Mantra is also a jaap and havan from Gayatri Mantra is also the best. However, you must also sit on Sukhasan, Sidhasan or Padmaasan, then concentrate on Agya Chakra i.e., point between two eyebrows , then close your eyes and then chant with in heart Om, Om, Om. This is name jaap.

Anonymous: I am well settled. Regarding the Vedas and love marriage: In Ramayana Sita had selected RAM which we say in other words as Swayamwar, all together a second name for love marriage. Can you please tell me why love marriage is a sin? If two have decided to live together so what’s a sin in it? When my parents have agreed to everything so whats the big deal?
Swami Ram Swarup: Actually, you should obey your parents and not others. During Mahabharat or Valmiki Ramayan period i.e., before 5,000 years ago, people were followers of Vedas and there was no question of love marriage. In Swayamvar, a girl used to choose her bridegroom and the marriage used to take place immediately. Couple did not meet before.

Love marriage is a sin according to Vedas because the couple touches each other. Decision to live together is another thing but to make the decision by doing immediate marriage is something else and the decisions are mostly changed in so many cases. Parents mostly agree verbally but not by heart/soul, please.

Naviin: How I do bramchaya in my life?
Swami Ram Swarup: One has to take good education on the subject “Brahamcharya” then the person makes his firm decision to follow the same. I have written a book on “Brahamcharya” in Hindi, which will be sent to you on receipt of your postal address. Book contains good education according to Vedas, to be followed.

Anonymous: Will I be successful and richest man in my profession?
Swami Ram Swarup: Please try hard at your level best but better if you listen Vedas, do worship to control your desires.

Karanjeet Singh Khanna: I was a frequent eater of non-vegetarian diet but I have given up on it for the last 8-10 months due to some inner turmoil and disturbance, as if some force was trying to abstain me from eating meat. I was surprised due to this change. I even started losing my sleep over this issue (whether to eat or not eat non-veg). Finally, I gave up eating non-veg. Still, eggs were a part of my diet as I believed that the eggs do not contain any life. Off-late, I am again being attacked by that inner disturbance which is forcing me to leave eggs even. Swamiji, what should I do? Why this is happening with me only while everybody else seems to enjoy this food (non-veg and eggs) freely and comfortably? Why such a terrible inner turmoil to leave this food? Should I leave alcohol also? Otherwise also, I take alcohol in very very moderate amount (around 2-3 timesin a month). Is the consumption of alcohol in such a moderate amount also not acceptable? Please enlighten me swamiji…and lessen the burden on my soul.
Swami Ram Swarup: In Atharvaveda Mantra it is mentioned that if someone leaves taking of non-veg then Ishwar (God) forgives him. So you have done a great pious deed to leave the non-veg. As regards internal force, that one is the result of your pious deeds of previous life. Non-veg always awards laziness. Now, your body seems to be active and you have lost more sleeping. More sleeping is the sign of decrease of age and less sleeping always gives long life. Please wake up early in the morning for long morning walk and daily exercises. Take at least twenty glasses of water daily.

Yes, please. You should leave the egg also because at any cost it is also non-veg food. Yes, Vedas are knowledge which emanates direct from God and God in Vedas prohibits alcohol and non-veg. So please leave the alcohol also immediately to get long, happy life.

The poison even taken once in life is enough to meet with problems/death and so is the case of alcohol and non-veg.

Dhanesh Padhya: I had asked about Tulsi ji Doha “Dhol, Gawar, Shudra, Pashu, Nari, Sarv Tadan KE Adhikari” Your divine self answered no it is not belongs to Tulsi jis. But my fellow in the train who is 56 year old showed me the Book of Tulsikrit Ramayan printed by press Gorakhpur in that Doha no. 59 printed in Sunder Kand? Please
Comment & where I will get actual Tulsiji Ramayana.
Swami Ram Swarup: Actually, perhaps I did not tell that Doha is not of Tulsikrit Ramayan because it is in the Ramayan and I have myself read it several times. I mean to say that this Doha is not true and is not according to Vedas because in Vedas, all the women have not been told to be beaten like a drum. There is difference between learned and ignorant. Yet, ignorant are not beaten. I have several times written on this website before that we have been slaves of Mughals for 800 years and of Britishers for 200 years. Such Dohas could have been added in Tulsi Ramayan, so such Dohas do not pertain to Tulsi Ramayan.

So all the matters which are against the Vedas are never considered authentic by all the learned Acharyas. Like the doha- “Dhol, Gawar , Shudra, Pashu, Nari, Sarv Tadan Ke Adhikari” in question, there are some other chowpayees which seem to be added. Example- “Yojan Ek Moonch Rahi Thadi, Yojan Char Nasika Badi”. The above chowpayee pertains to KumbhKaran in which it is stated that each moustache of Kumbhkaran was one Yojan long. One Yojan = Five miles which is not correct
and again chowpayee states that the nose of Kumbhkaran was four Yojan long i.e., equal to twenty miles which is also not possible.

Rahul: In your brahmacharya book you mentioned that Dushanth and Shakuntala had gandharv vivah and had a good son BHARATH. I agree that they were learned of
Vedas and completed their brahmacharya. BUT in the Manusmriti send by you it is clearly mentioned that gandharv vivah is “NINDANEEYAH KARM” and Manu totally is against it. It is further said in the book that children born as result of marriages such as gandharv vivah will not be good. THEN HOW CAN U JUSTIFY MARRIAGE OF SHAKUNTALA AND DUSHYANT AND ALSO BIRTH OF A GOOD SON (BHARATH)?
Swami Ram Swarup: All sins and bad deeds are finished by Tapasya. Dushyant and Shakuntala both were Tapasvi, they used to perform Yajyen daily. Before or after marriage they did not plan to do any sin to each other etc. Secondly, Bharat was nursed in jungle under the pious guidance of Rishi Kanvya. So at this juncture where will the sin remain? Human life is full of previous lives’ sins and pious deeds. The life is meant to kill the sins. Even nowadays, anybody who will follow the Vedas and do Tapsya in Grihasthaashram, he will kill all his previous lives’ good and bad deeds and can attain salvation. Mere study will do nothing.

Rahul: After learning Vedas and practise of ashtang yoga, rishis are able to control their entire senses. But in Mahabharat, Parashar muni was attracted to Satyavati and the child was Vyas muni. But here Parashar muni could not control his senses?
Swami Ram Swarup: Maximum Rishi-munis were leading family life. The act of Rishi-Muni to give a birth to a brave, intelligent child is not stated to be a sin by the Vedas. And on the other hand, there is no example that Rishi-muni touched any girl/woman with bad intention. Otherwise, invaluable gem like Vyas Muni could not have been seen on earth.

Purushotham: Does one needs to get initiated through rituals or through a guru to chant Gaayatri mantra or for that matter, any other chosen mantra? Can any one chant any mantra of their choice? What principles should be followed to get desired results through mantra saadhana? Can there be any negative results of chanting mantras?
Swami Ram Swarup: First of all, the desire must be pious then one must perform daily havan with Ved mantras in addition, he must recite Gayatri Mantra in heart and jaap of Om. But really, first of all the mantras must be listened from an Acharya.

Never, there cannot be negative results for chanting mantras if the mantras have first been heard from an Acharya.

Some persons scare people not to chant the Mantra. This is against the Vedas and even a sin. They too say that the chanting will be wrong. They should know that people go to them to listen katha, kirtan etc., etc. Then why people may not go to an Acharya to listen Ved Mantras?

S P Ianala: In Srimad Bhagwadgeeta-Part One-Page 20-21, “,Galat kathaone ne sri krishna ki chavi ko brahmit kiya hai”, swami jee, I totally agree with you, as you said initially there were just 10,000 slokas and now there are around 1,10,000 slokas, so definitely a lot had been added by many kings and other contributors, some out of too much love, and some because they felt they had a right to add, but as you said the main context of Vedic knowledge has been overlooked. I think in the later years there should have been another Sri Krishna (not the reincarnation of Lord Vishnu) an ordinary king or a popular figure, so followers of this character must have added all the remaining slokas, combining the two, in a way giving distorted image of Lord Krishna. The one point by Lord Krishna that only a bramacharya can lift my chakra is enough to contradict all the illusions. I would like to suggest: since swami jee you know the Vedic truth about lord Krishna, why not a book about Lord Krishna limiting it only to the initial 10,000 slokas and circulate it in India and abroad, this will clear all the cobwebs.
Swami Ram Swarup: Thanking you, please. I shall try to issue the book suggested by you. Now my second book upto sixth chapter of Bhagwad Geeta is under printing and will be completed within a month or so. The same will be sent to you on its completion. Some preach delivered by me on Vedic philosophy has been captured in CDs with spiritual songs too, please.

S P Ianala: Many CD’s, Audio MP3, and many more versions of Gyatri Mantra are available in the market and in the internet, and each one of them is distinct and unique in its own way when it comes to chanting it, but I understand that mantra has a very deep connection with the vibration it creates while it is being chanted, as this vibration has to resonate with the presiding deity, so there should be a definite way of saying this Mantra and also the time one should take to say the mantra. Kindly clarify this point swami jee, what does the Vedas’ say about this. Thanks for all the answers and the knowledge you share with us.
Swami Ram Swarup: Gayatri Mantra is in three Vedas please i.e., in Rigveda, Samveda and Yajurveda. Samveda when is chanted, other than while performing Yajyen is sung. So Gayatri Mantra may also be sung. Singing can be on any time because God knows the pious ideas of anyone and he awards the result accordingly. But without singing too, Gayatri mantra can be chanted because it is in Rigveda and Yajurveda also which are not sung. Secondly, Gayatri Mantra must be chanted by heart for getting more benefit i.e., it should be chanted by way of pranayaam. When we inhale and stop breathing within us then such time, till we have stopped breathing, the Gayatri Mantra must be chanted. Then we must release the breath slowly, slowly outside, and after releasing the full breath, we must stop the breath outside the body and during such period we must recite in heart the Gayatri Mantra by heart and the action must be repeated. However, I would suggest that such practice must be learnt personally from an Acharya first. Secondly, when we sit on meditation on any suitable aasan then we must concentrate on Agya charka i.e., between the eyebrows and then we must repeat the Gayatri Mantra with the meaning of each word. This is the best way of meditation. I have written detailed comments on Patanjal Yog Darshan- Part I and II and have also described meditation therein, especially in sutra 3/1. I will advise you to study the book please.

Aashish: Bhagwan mata hai ya pita?
Swami Ram Swarup: Bhagwan na to mata hai aur na pita. Doosra, Bhagwan ke bhi mata pita nahi hote jo ki aadi satya hai. Lekin doosre mayane mein Bhagwan nein sansar banaya. Prakriti se nari and purush ko banaya jisse hamara bhi janam hua. Bhagwan hamein ann, jal aadi sab deita hai. Is Karann woh hamara mata-pita se bhi bad kar hai kyunki weh hamara palan-poshan karta hai.

Harbans Singh: Bhagvat Gita talks about 3 Vedas only. Many authorities believe that Atharva Veda was added only during Kali Yuga i.e after 3102 BC. Then how is it
that you talk of 4 Vedas as Sanatan in reply to many questions on your Web site?
Swami Ram Swarup: Bhagwad Geeta talks about all four Vedas, please. Four Vedas contain three vidya: Gyan (knowledge), Karma (deeds) and Upasana (worship). First six chapters give knowledge of Karma, next six upasana and last six knowledge.

The stated concept about Atharvaveda is also wrong. Rigveda Mandal 10 sukta 181, and mantra 1& 2 and Atharvaveda mantra 4/1/1 and remaining two Vedas also state that knowledge of Vedas emanates only from God and is originated in the heart of four Rishis in the beginning of the earth and not afterwards. So Vedas are sanatan.

Mans: Can you pls help me choose a name from below: RUDRA, RUDRESH,
Swami Ram Swarup: The meaning of Rudra is he who by his power makes the enemy to weep. In another meaning there are 11 Rudra = 10 Prann and 1 soul. When Prann go out of body then relatives weep and so is the case of soul. In Yajurvaveda Mantra 16/1 Rudra is the quality entrusted to a king. Varad means he who gives blessings. Yash means fame/glory/honour Rudresh means: Rudra means 10 prann and 1 soul and Eesh means commander/king. So Rudresh mean commander/King of 11 Rudra. I think Rudresh is the good name.

Jai: Although doing lots of seva n’ understanding that service to man service to God. Everyone says we stay away from Sin. Sometime we are still with wrong thought and encounter difficulties in the material world. Any suggestion, dear swamji?
Swami Ram Swarup: Service to human beings that too without desire to take in return is our duty and is humanity. This is a pious deed but as per Vedas services to good mother, father, atithi and Acharya is the service of God. We have to serve such four dignitaries together because such services give us knowledge of God and award permanent peace and even make us capable of realizing God. Wrong thought etc., come when we are connected with bad society and do not get progress in worldly, pious path like education, science etc., and simultaneously we do not follow spiritual path. So both paths together are to followed and progressed in
human life. If possible please read spiritual books on Vedas written by me.

Kamal Garg: Have Veda solutions about getting lost hair back?
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas tell us to live while discharging our duties and doing pious deeds mentioned therein. For that very purpose, Vedas have suggested four parts of life I.e., Brahamcharya Ashram upto 25 years of age, Grihastha Ashram upto 50 years, Vanprasth Ashram upto 75 years and Sanyas Ashram upto 100 years of age. We have to take vegetarian food, extract of vanaspati, milk etc., i.e.,
balanced, nutritive diet. One must wake up early in the morning for exercises, walk. Then only we maintain good health including hair otherwise deficiency of water, minerals etc., occur and health deteriorates.

S. Nageshhwararao: Please send me information about specific Vedmantras.
Swami Ram Swarup: Rigveda contains mandal number, sukta number and mantra number, Atharvaveda contains Kand number, sukta number and mantra number. Yajurveda contains chapter number and mantra number. So please send correct information to enable me to send you correct Ved mantra, also send your postal address since the work will be lengthy to be replied.

Rashmi Sahu: Why we celebrate makar sakrantri, what is its importance? Since when are we celebrating kumbh melas? What is its importance? Why Ganga, Yamuna is considered so sacred? I do havan but facing which disha should I sit and
put havan kund?
Swami Ram Swarup: Makar sakranti, Kumbh mela and Ganga, Yamuna as
sacred rivers have not been mentioned in Vedas. These are customs made by the Hindu religion. In the morning one must sit facing east and in the evening facing west while performing havan.

Sivaramakrishna: ‘ranga’ is a kind of metal. Could you please let me know the composition of the alloy?
Swami Ram Swarup: It is an alloy of tin with copper and antimony (pewter).

Karuna: Who was/is the Guru of Visvakarma?
Swami Ram Swarup: In Vedas, Vishwakarma means Almighty God. Yes,
there is another Vishwakarma, I do not know his guru’s name, please.

Preetam: I have listened that the first human beings on earth were Adam and Eve? they were born only 6000 year old but according to Hinduism there were human being in tetra yuga and other yugas as well? What is truth?
Swami Ram Swarup: According to Vedas This universe was created about 1 Arab, 96 crores, 8 lakh, 53,000 years ago. There are three matters, God and souls- both are alive and third is Prakriti. God creates the universe from Prakriti.

Anonymous: I am being forced to marry by my friend’s parents. They cannot wait till I get settled and my elder sister to get married.
Swami Ram Swarup: Problem for whole of the world is this that they
do not listen Vedas. Indians (Aryans) had been listening Vedas and doing deeds accordingly, uptil Mahabharat war. Therefore there was not even a single story of love marriage. Boys and girls both used to do maintain Brahamcharya strictly. Yajurvaveda tells that boys and girls must never give their heart to the opposite sex before marriage being a grave sin. Secondly Vedas tell not to think about marriage of a boy until he is settled and can feed the family alone. So the masi of the girl and the girl or any of her relatives are also foolish who go to your parents for settlement of marriage of an unemployed boy. I advice you not to think about marriage and to break the talk immediately, being a sin. You should concentrate only in your studies.

Preetam: What should we reply to those person who don’t believe in Reincarnation? And I want to know how is it scientifically proved?
Swami Ram Swarup: In the Vedas there is mention of rebirth. According to karmas, like Atharvaveda mantra 9/10/16 and 39 chapter of Yajurveda. In shastras like Manusmriti chapter one Undaj, Jarayuj, Swedaj and Udbhjja, branches have been mentioned. In Jarayuj category animals like cow, deer having teeth on both sides violent animals like Lion, tiger, etc., Raksha, Pishasch and human beings come.So there are so many kinds of these categories.

In Undaj category- birds, snake, crocodile, fishes, tortoise and other types of creatures which live on land and water, they come. Undaj means they are being
hatched out of eggs. So there are so many kinds of such categories.

In swedej- mosquito, lice, housefly, bed-bugs, and other type of living beings which are being generated by excess hot, dampness etc. Swedaj means generated
from sweating, perspiration.

Udbhjja generated from seeds and stem, all types of non-movable (fixed at one place) like trees etc. Udbhijja means- which comes out of the earth, greeneries/herbs etc. So there are so many categories of udbhij.

The “Vanaspati” are those on which the fruits are borne without flower generation like the Peepal, Gular etc., and those on which fruits are borne after flowers are generated, are called “Vrikshaha”. So there are so many kinds of vanaspati and vriksh.

Therefore, the spiritual granths state about eighty four lakh kinds of living beings based on the above statement but its counting by name is not possible. For example: – Mosquitoes, deer, housefly, butterfly and number of living beings further have
number of their kinds. You may send your doubt again please.

Deepak Bhagwan Chainan: I have been told that we can wear gems like Pukhraj, Pearl, etc. for good luck.
Swami Ram Swarup: No, please. Gems like Pukhraj and pearl etc., have not been mentioned in Vedas. We have to face result of our previous lives’ deeds, good or bad, in the shape of happiness and sorrows, respectively and the deeds which we are doing at present, these will be faced in the future births. So wearing of gems will do nothing in the matter of facing the result of our deeds unchangeable law of which has been made by God Himself. So Vedas never accept such claims.

Harjit Haur: I want to know how to pray for peace, happiness, good health and success for my family. My family is made up of two daughters, my husband and I. Most of all I want success for my two daughters in their education. The older one just finished high school and will be joining university, but she is unsure of what to study further. I want her to make the right decision. If you are able to help then I
can give you her birthdate (in confidence) to check why she is so unlucky in her education. I am really very worried for her, she is 18 years old. I want her to study and then get a good job. My younger daughter is 7 years old. I want her education to start well from the beginning. The competition at her school is very great. If there are any prayers that I can do for them to achieve success in their education please direct me the right path. I shall eagerly await your reply.

Swami Ram Swarup: Mere prayers do nothing until we try hard to get success. For example- A person wants to be rich. But be sits idle and does daily prayers or wear precious stones etc., then under the law of the God, he is lazy and God never listens to the prayers of lazy persons. That is why, there is saying- “God help those who help themselves”.

So when the said person starts hard working to spread his business etc., with full concentration, devotion and dedication and simultaneously he does worship and pray to God daily then sure God helps him and all the obstacles which come in the way of the person, are removed. So is the case of any student. You are a good mother of your daughters. Mother inspires her children with good teachings and such children become brave in future. So please give good preach to your daughter. A student has to discharge his/her moral duties. Her duties are first to study hard and second to look after her health. So student must wake up early for morning walk and light exercises. She must keep her body healthy, fit and active. Without keeping good health, it is not possible to attain the said qualities.

Not only student but everyone must take plenty of water, daily. Concentration can only be made in studies if a student controls his five senses, five perceptions and mind. That is student must always avoid to watch T.V, movies, bad society, spending fun, baseless wandering, more contact with friends etc., etc. And thus the student maintains his brahamacharya. Then only, student gathers mental as well as physical power and he always get success in his life even after finishing the studies. One more thing, student must worship and do daily prayers like Sri Ram, Mata Sita etc., and you are God fearing family and sure you will be worshipping God. According to your sect, so in addition, it will be very beneficial for all if you also do havan daily from Gayatri Mantra. I have written a book especially for students on “Brahamcharya” in Hindi in which good teachings like morning walk, exercises, pious food (vegetarian) and other subjects are included. Book worth Rs. 100/- excluding postal charges can be sent on receipt of your postal address if you so desire. King Janak had two daughter- Mata Sita and Urmila. Parents gave education to both the daughters and daughters brought glory and fame to their parents.

Rajeev: hame app ke dwra last question ka answer mila ki Ram, Laxman, Krishna Mahan bibhutiya Thi Aur yeh Sab Log Satkar Ke yogya hai. lekin Iswar ka avtar Nahi hai. ab meri curiocity aur bad gai hai is duniya me ham ne bahut se mahapurush, sant, Guru, mahatma. log sab ram Krisna Durga, shiv. Kali, hanuman , ganesh, ki Puja, dyan kar ke sadgati ko prapt huye. Aur logo to sad marg batya , duniya me dharma ki sthapana kari phir yeh dwat-bad kaisa ki Iswar in sab swarup se alag hai aur is nirakar aur sakar me difference kyo jab ki dono ki puja karne se gyan ki prapt hoti hai Kripa kar ke mere man ki duvida ko samjhaye.






Brother Islah: Please let me know if word Ahinsa is used anywhere in Vedas.
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes, please, an all four Vedas the word “Ahinsa” has been used. We must know that the words used in Vedas are divine. All worldly Sanskrit and Hindi words have been generated from divine Sanskrit of Ved mantras. For ex- Samveda mantra 954 quote word “Yati” which means a sanyasi. So word “Yati” is divine and sanyasi is worldly word. Similarly Rigveda mantra 10/94/10 quotes word “Adhwaraha” which means “Ahinsa”. In Rigveda mantra 10/94/11 word “Atridilasaha” is used and its meaning is also Ahinsa. Yajurveda mantra 7/4 states “Upyaaam Grihataha Asi” in which Yaam includes yam, niyam. There are five Yam i.e.,Ssatya, Ahinsa, Brahmacharya, Asteya, Aparigraha. Niyam are also five i.e., Shauch, Santosh, Tup, Swadhyaye and Ishwar Prannidhanani. The description of the said Yam and Niyam has been mentioned in Patanjal Yog Darshan Part-I (Hindi Vyakhya) written by me. I will advise you to read the said book if possible. The book worth Rs. 131/- excluding postal charges can be sent on receipt of your postal address please.

Arpita Sudesh: I have started getting nightmares for the last few days. Please suggest a remedy. I also received books and cassettes. I felt nice after hearing one of the bhajans. I feel very bad due to bad attitude of people and bad news on TV.
Swami Ram Swarup: Dear daughter, My blessings to you, and your family, for a long, happy life. Dreams are not good. So try to do holy name jaap of God and chanting of Gayatri mantra before going to bed. When you get time, try to study spiritual books. Some aspirant from Nepal asked me to send my spiritual CDs. I never thought about CDs but I’ve been delivering vedic spiritual lecture since 1971. But my preach is being recorded since 1979 regularly. So I’ve told to make audio CDs thereof. It contains explanations of ved mantras. If possible try to listen the CDs please which will avoid bad thoughts from the mind and further avoid bad dreams. The cost of each CD is Rs. 30/- excluding postal charges. However, money is no problem, you may send fifty percent of the cost. Though total CDs will be about thousand or more but you may ask for one, two, three, four or five CDs as suits you.

As I told you that dreams are not good. So please use spare time in spiritualism or in other good activities to avoid dreams and dreams will be stopped, you need not to worry. Attitude of your brother-in-law may be due to some reason. So such thing must be avoided and not be taken to heart. Because, at last everything becomes automatically okay if you have nothing in your heart against anybody. A gentlewoman like you is compelled to think over such news but really the news as told above must not hurt the soul. We may express our views on such news but must not take to our heart. For such situation in which the happenings are not attached with the heart one must take shelter of Almighty God by doing havan, name jaap, study of spiritual books, listening of spiritual songs etc., etc. In this matter Yog shastra sutra 1/15 too states that it will be the result of real worship as quoted above that a person is never attached with any good or bad happening of the world by heart.

It is a very good news that you perform havan daily because in all four Vedas such pious deed is the best deed and worship of the God. After havan please pray to God
daily. When you will be listening CDs you will get more and more knowledge and will be able to know the how to pray God. Now, you can pray God that O God! Take away from me all the bad deeds and bless me with pure mind to discharge my duties faithfully and to do only pious deeds. You may translate there words in hindi and pray in hindi.

You may try to get up early in the morning around 5:00 a.m to do meditation, name jaap also freely. Vedas tell to wake up early in the morning at around 4:00 a.m. Still if you wake up at around 5:00 a.m, it will give you wisdom and happy, long life. You
and your family should do light exercises daily, take plenty of water daily. Such activities will also avoid you from seeing bad dreams.

R. Aravamudan: I got excited on receiving your blessings for my yet to born child later I learnt that one should not get too happy and too sad due to circumstance and situation. One should face both equally with a smiling face. I want to start from scratch and understand the importance of Vedas. In one of your mail you had pasted VEDAS PHILOSOPHY. I read it fast and I have to go through each line again and again with patience and understand its meaning. In the meantime I want to know how many mantras are there in each (Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samveda , Atharvaveda). If one has to master all of them what is expected from him? How much time he will take in understanding them completely? What is the right approach?
Swami Ram Swarup: Happiness and unhappiness are the result of our previous lives good and bad deeds respectively. So it is not possible to control the same until we worship God through Vedas to kill the bad deeds. Then the person will always be in merriment. Yes, you are right, till that time, we must try our level best to be away from unhappiness etc. I appreciate your views regarding study about Vedas. I have written about sixteen books on Vedas which are beneficial for the
beginners. You may start from Vedic satsang sangrah, a list of books is also there on the site. Ved mantras are several and will be intimated to you later on. But there is a fundamental law of God that one must listen Vedas first from an Acharya/guru. However, the book will also serve the purpose in the beginning. The said is a right approach.

Rigveda mantra states that there is no permanent peace and merriment without God but no knowledge of God without Vedas and at last, no knowledge of Vedas without learned Acharya who knows Vedas philosophy. So we wish to worship but until God is not known truly, the worship will be of no use. As you know yourself and I know myself, so really God knows Himself. Until God tells His qualities or path of worship, nobody can know and in the absence of same, qualities will be man made. God has described knowledge, science, Type of deeds and worship in His Vedas. So before worship, we have to learn the qualities, deeds, science and worship of God from Vedas through an Acharya. So please try to study the above book first.
I shall also send my spiritual songs preach cassettes free of cost.

Anonymous: My husband is indulged in bad habits and behaves badly. I am under a lot of tension.
Swami Ram Swarup: Pareshanian, Chintayan aur Dukh ka karan Ishwaryia gyan ka na hona hai. Ishwaryia gyan ka sirf yeh matlab nahin hai ki hum kewal Ishwar ka naam japte rahein, sant aadi ke satsang mein jate rahein aur ghar kee jimevarian na nibhyen. Ishwar bhakti ka matlab asal mein yeh hai ki Ishwar ne hamein vedon mein Karmon, Vigyan aur Pooja kagyan diya hai. Un sabhi gyanion ka hum vedoin ke gyata vidwanon se samajhein aur unpar chalein. Jaise ke apke Pati grihasth ashram mein krodh kartein hain jispar kaabu pane ke liye Vedoin ka gyan sunna aur yogabhyas, yaj, Karna jarori hai, jo ki aam insaan nahin karte aisa karne se mann mein dheeraj aur shanti aati hai. Phir carrier ko bannane ke liye insaan khoon mehant to karega lekin na chinta karega, na krodh karega aur na kisee kee unati dekhkar raag dwesh karega. Kyonki veh karam to karega prantu uske karam nishkam karam honge. Dusra nari ka dharma hai jovedoin mein kaha ki nari dharti ke saman sahanshakti dharan karnewali ho. Jaiseki aapke pati krodh karte hain to aap badlemein unhein shaant aur prem bhav se pesh ayen. Unkein sath sada pyar ka
vyavhaar karein. Isse ghar mein shanti banegi. Aap rojana Gayatri mantra ka jaap karein ya Om ka jaap Karen. Aur bahut achha hoga yadi aap Gayatri mantra se
rojana havan bhi karein. In sab baton ka aapke bete par achha prabhav pardega. Sharab aur cigratte aayu ko kam karte hai aur vaise bhi paap hai. Aap apne pyar se
unhein sharab aur cigratte kee burayian samjhanyge aur agar vedoin ke jannewali vidwanon ke satsang mein jaate rahengen to ekdam sab theek ho jayega. Apka yeh
kehna theek hai ke apne pita ke ise goosse ko dekhkar bete ke upper bura asar padta hai. Lekin pati ka tyag bhi abhi uchit nahin hai. Kyonki pati ko abhi samjhaya
ja sakta hai aur baat ban sakti hai. Prantu ek baat avashya hai ke yadi aap naukri kar sakti ho to naukri avashya karein, kyonki isese aapke bete ke jeevan ko labh milega. Naukri karne ke liye confidence bannyein. Thappar marna achhi baat nahin hai, lekin sharab, cigratte aur sath mein krodh ghar ko nasht kar deta hai. Aap
Dheerah rakhkar unehein pyar se samjhanein kee koshish karein. Aur yeh sharab, cigratte, krodh aur ghar ke halaat bigerne kee baat apne parents, saas-sasur aur
bujurgoin ko batayein, to jisse veh aapke pati ko pyar se samjhayege.

Agar ho sake to apne pati ko bujurgoin kee sahayta se physciatrist ko bhi dikhane kee koshish karein . Yeh sab koshishein kam se kam ek saal to karein, Ishwar se nitya, havan karne ke baad prarthna karein.

Venkatraman: I want to be a human with better spiritual thinking in my next birth. What I have to do? I’m very much suffering by this cycles of birth and
death. I know punarapi janamam, punarapi maranam punarapi janani jathare sayanam. My mother tells I can get moksha by so much of patience, good works and better praravdha for my next births.
Swami Ram Swarup: We must know about our parent birth. Vedas tell to gain the object of human life in this birth, not in rebirth. So according to eternal knowledge of Vedas and other spiritual books please try to be religious minded at present. Otherwise rebirth will be in eighty four lakh kinds of yonis. And human life will not be attained in rebirth.

You know the words and meanings of above quoted poetry of Shankaracharyaji. But I think to adopt the same in action in life is very difficult. I have sung the above song giving meaning of each word. The cassette worth Rs. 25/- excluding postal charges can be sent on receipt of your postal address if you so desire. To know the Brahma gyan, first the Vedic philosophy is required to be understood. I have written some
spiritual books on Vedas which will help you. But you will have to go to an Acharya who knows Vedas to understand Brahma gyan.

There are two meanings of Brahma. First Shabda Brahma, second Par Brahma. Shabda Brahma means listening of Vedas from an Acharya. Par Brahma means realization of God. How the realization? Answer = Whatever an aspirant has listened about Vedas, he has to observe the preach in his conduct, in daily routine i.e., name jaap of God, to perform Agnihotra, to serve parents and elders, to speak truth, to do Ashtang yoga
practice etc., etc.

Kiran Kumar: Which is the fastest way to God realization?

Swami Ram Swarup: Fastest way is nothing but to spread falsehood which is being spread by so many so called preachers. Because they are mostly against the Vedas and shastras and the ancient Rishis. For example Rishi in Kathoupnishad Shloka 3/13 & 14 states that the aspirant must control his five senses, perceptions,
mind by means of jaap, yoga practice etc., as mentioned below.

Then only the person (soul) first will be able to concentrate himself in meditation and this process may take years together depending on the hard practice of aspirants i.e., why the shloka again states- “Duratyayaa Durgam Pathasyaha Kavyaha vadanti” i.e., to attain the target, the path to follow (to act) is very difficult like “Kshurasya Dhara Nishita Duratyayaa” i.e., the path is like a path of sword on which a fellow is to walk to attain some goal.

Is there any fastest way to get M.Sc. Degree by a child of six years of age? Definitely, not. So public must be aware of the fact of Vedas which is an eternal knowledge and can never be ignored. But you will have to go to an Acharya who knows Vedas to understand Brahma gyan.

Arvind Sharma: I read your answer on intercaste marriages. You have quoted examples from the Ramayana, Mahabharata period to fortify your understanding that since intercaste marriages did take place between learned people and they gave birth to illustrious children it would be appropriate to marry intercaste provided good character, good qualities and mutual understanding exists between the two. Now this is even clear from the Gita that a person could be a Brahmin though being born a shudra by relentlessly working on himself to mould his character of that of a Brahmin. As matter of fact even a born Brahmin who wishes to lead the life of a Vaisya can do so by trying to attain the character of a vaisya (tradesman).
In the previous yugas from which you have quoted examples there were a few characters who out of sheer tapasya attained states of mind in line with that of the caste characteristics they worked upon.. Now does the present state of affairs provides such an atmosphere or environment where people can work on themselves and improve upon their varna. It would be more appropriate to say that the present times turns Brahmin borns into khashtriyas etc. rather than the other way round. In such a situation when parents are seeking matrimonial alliance for their children it would be a better choice to stick around to finding a match from their own caste and then look for good qualities, virtues and family lineage in the person with whom they wish to marry their child. In case of love marriages mutual understanding which you talk of cannot be ascertained in a few meetings. It takes years for a husband and wife to come to know of each other and start feeling the importance one has for the other. Love marriages from courtships of a few months or maybe a year are borne more out of lust or maybe greed. For a happy married life it would be a safe bet to look for somebody in your own caste and then match the horoscopes which gives valuable inputs on the compatibility of the persons concerned. Ascertaining compatibility through horoscope matching is a good mathematical module based on the effects of planets on human character. They give you fair assessments of the
qualities, strengths and weaknesses the person is likely to possess. I would now like to know from your goodself where in your opinion I have gone wrong in my understanding. In the Gita when Krishna talks of varnasankaras though he talks in view of the impending war but he constantly relates to jatidharam, varnadharm etc. detailed in the Vedas. Moreover the Gita in its true prescription can to related to any situation and cannot just be termed as a war time story or also it cannot be thought of some extracts from it are relevant even now but some relate only to the Mahabharata war.
Swami Ram Swarup: Actually in Vedas swayamvar is allowed but love marriage is not allowed. Now a days we talked about love marriages etc., but I think mostly we are not aware of our eternal culture i.e., four Vedas wherein every deeds of the universe has been advices to do. As I already told inter-caste marriage must be based on mutual understanding and good qualities to give birth to intelligent children, having long life. Which is the main motto of marriage, as said in the Vedas. So on this point/subject ancient times or present times have no concern because we have to follow the eternal knowledge of Vedas till the final destruction of universe. So again I will mention that there is no question of past or present times. In the past we used to take oxygen to live and same law is applicable uptil final destruction. Because fundamental law of Vedas is unchangeable. Marriage is not meant for vices
like sensuality or Physical charm. We have forgotten our eternal culture i.e., Vedas and to live while discharging our duties according to Vedas.

Good character, good qualities and good understanding will all be temporarily and half-heartedly adhered in the absence of adoption of eternal culture of Vedas wherein definition of good character, good qualities and good understanding have been briefed first through preach. Holy name jaap of God, chanting of mantras. performance of holy Yajyen with Ved mantras, hard practice of Ashtang Yoga, faith in God, regular contact with Acharya who knows Vedas and Yoga philosophy, eternal religious conduct (not man made) are essential to be practised daily. Otherwise the preach will remain mere preach and will be of no use.

I am at present writing two books- One explanation of six chapters of Geeta in Hindi wherein it is briefed that mere preach of Geeta will not serve the purpose. Second book is in English in which questions and answers of this website are being printed. If possible please try to read these books.

Yes, Yajurvaveda mantra 31/11 clarifies the fact that varnna are not by birth but in this matter, there is a great depth. Mantra tells that Shudra will be Brahmin if he has studied four Vedas, daily does Agnihotra, serves an Acharya to learn Veda and Yoga and Yoga philosophy, has practised Ashtang Yoga Philosophy, always speaks truth, has controlled his five senses, five perceptions, mind, intellect, delivers the preach to society. Brahmin may be vaishye if he too performs daily havan, listens Vedas, donates for Yajyen, speaks truth, has power and strength to go here and there for business purposes etc., etc., and other so many good qualities mentioned in Vedas, so in the case of kshatriya to become Brahmin etc.

God has given us human body but has given us freedom either to adopt Vedas or not i.e., either to do pious deeds or sins but result will be given by God according to karmas (deeds).

Examples from previous Yugas or Vedas or shastras or upnishad or Geeta are given to adopt the teaching in present life. As regard atmosphere, the reason to create bad atmosphere is non-adoption of eternal culture. So fruit is of human-being, not of God. We must adopt eternal culture. If not, its O.K. because the rules and regulations of God are always applicable i.e., why we say God is everywhere and He sees all our karmas and He gives result accordingly.

It is not the result of time that Brahmin etc., are doing good or bad. It is our own deeds, either good or bad, result of which is awarded by God either in the shape of happiness or sorrows etc., respectively. Does God inspire any Brahmin to take meat or wine? etc., etc.

To choose matrimonial alliance as told above every body is free. Why the question of love marriage or inter-caste marriage is being raised by the people? Because mostly they are not religious minded. Non-Religious means they do not listen Vedas and do not adopt teachings of Vedas as quoted above. So we are exchanging our views but he who wants to do inter-caste love marriage at his own accord, such marriage can not be stopped by any body. So if I say that at present times, one must do marriage with in his caste, this will be of no use. On the other hand, if I say inter-caste marriage must be performed, it shall also be of no use. Why? Because according to Vedas, nobody knows inter-caste marriage and what is within caste marriage which has been preached in Vedas. So if somebody will decide to perform inter-caste marriage he will do and others if decide to go for within caste marriage, they will do. But what Vedas say, perhaps very few will do.

Are all inter-caste marriages or within marriage successful? In such marriage, was there no dispute or divorce etc? So main problem is of getting knowledge please.

Horoscopes and Teva etc., are not mentioned in Vedas. If horoscopes or Teva etc., would have been in force in past then marriage of Sri Ram, Pandu etc., could not have been solemnized based on Swayamvar.

Planets as per science as well as Vedas are non-alive matters so have no concern with good or bad qualities of human beings. It is our own karmas/deeds (good or bad) result of which is awarded by God.

If somebody accepts the same then he should go ahead.

Meaning of Varnna sankar has no concern with inter-caste marriage otherwise Yudhishthir could not have married to Draupadi as I told you earlier.

Anonymous: I am trying to seek the justice by law, however there are too many loop holes and hence the wrong doers get away 99% of the time. Yes I am earning, however, I am in such state of inferior complex and insecurity, that my work is no where upto the mark. People try to always put me down and lack of confidence stops me from being assertive. I wish someone tell me that I will do well in life and bring up my son to be a good and a successful human being.
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes my daughter I am happy that you are seeking justice. You must always be brave. I am sure God will help you. Every loop hole will be finished by God. Inferior complex and insecurity is really a weakness of man-woman. Life is a struggle to face happily. We must from our side always do pious deeds and not sins. This is only the way when God helps us, but when we seek justice then we must fight at our level best. As per Vedas there is no difference between man or woman. At so may times even women and girls have done better then men or boys like Jhansi kee Rani Lakshmibai, etc. I mean to say that you must be away from inferior complex please. Chant Gayatri mantra daily and try to do havan from Gayatri mantra. After havan pray God to help you. Now a days mostly the people are not God fearing yet they do so many worship, so it is a tendency to let down others for which I am advising you not to worry. Discharge your duty at your level best. Even do not listen back biting etc. Vedas tell that to make son or daughter brave or intelligent etc., is mostly duty of mother. For example Shivaji was a warrior and brave due to the preach of his mother. So was Abhimanyu. Therefore when you’ll be brave and will be having good qualities sure your son will be an outstanding dignitary. My blessings are with you.

Dilip Majithia: I was going through your website and I read about gayatri havan. Can I just recite the mantra 24 times while doing havan in a small kund? Is that the right way or have do I have to do some other things as well.
Swami Ram Swarup: Thanking you, please. In this connection, I will advice you to study my book on Yajyen karam in which Ved mantras with Hindi description to do the havan is mentioned. A cassette on the subject is also available. Both the items will be sent on receipt of your postal addresses. However, you’re doing well to recite Gayatri mantra for 24 times. It is better if it can be 31 times or 51 times.

Rajesh Agarwal: The Ramayan was performed in which era?
Swami Ram Swarup: Valmiki Ramayana is written about nine lakh years ago and Tulsi Ramayana about three hundred and thirty years ago.

Kallaiwalla: What is the exact word in Sanskrit and Gujrati for an unmarried girl?
Swami Ram Swarup: For unmarried girl the correct word is kumari, which is now also being pronounced as Kunwaree.

Rahul: You had recommended a Dr. Satyavrat’s book on Gita. Is it correct to read it?
Swami Ram Swarup: Book is authentic if reader has some knowledge of Vedas.

Rashmi: Please tell me the importance of olive oil on application of face as well as eating as edible oil.
Swami Ram Swarup: Olive oil is full vitamins and good to eat. When we use the oil on face or body it make the skin shine and remove some of spots like black spots etc.

Jagdeep Singh: How to quit smoking?
Swami Ram Swarup: Your firm decision will only serve the purpose. Mostly the people or saints say that they know God/truth. It has been an experience of learned that two subjects are mostly very well known by the people: First, if somebody will take poison, he will die. Secondly, if one will be seated on pyre, he will be burnt. So neither love nor bride or greed will make any person to consume poison or to sit on pyre because the person knows the result thereof. But without being aspirant and doing tapsya, people do not know about smoking, wine, non-veg, sensuality, anger, pride, greed etc., that the same are slow poison and will ruin the life at last. So one who tries to know the result of above said vices, faults, he immediately keeps away himself from the same and enjoys long, happy life.

Arvind Sharma: Your answer on caste that caste is by vocation and not by birth and also depending on the present endeavour a shudra can become a brahmin and vise-versa doesn’t not fully answer my question. I repeat according to the Vedas or any other Hindu script is inter-caste marriages justify. I would also draw your attention to shaloka 42 of the Bhagwad Gita so that you can shed light on this subject in totality.
Is there no such thing as Varna sankara where off-springs born out of wedlock between different castes are not religious-minded and do not possess righteousness and rectitude because they themselves are a product of persons who have crossed their maryada. Also the ritual offerings of panda and tarpan are not accepted by the pitras and hence the traditions and families are bound to finish.
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes, please. When there is no caste system then all the Vedas and ancient holy granths state that marriage must be performed based on good qualities from both sides. Marriage must be performed on mutual understanding and good qualities. Ram married Sita, Yudhishthir married Draupadi etc., based on good qualities only. Yudhishthir was under the garb of Brahmin when Kshatriya King Drupad accepted him as his son-in-law. Bhima married Hidimba, who was at that time declared demon but sure she harboured good qualities and gave birth to Ghatotkach, a brave warrior. So same facts in detail have been mentioned in Geeta. Varnna Sankar has been quoted in Geeta Shloka 1/42 and is based on the situation of Mahabharat war. But it is not meant of inter caste marriage. If the meaning of Varnna Sankar could be that intercaste marriage must not be performed then Prashar Rishi was Brahmin and Vyas muni was born from Prashar Rishi and Satyawati. Satyawati was a Nishad Raj daughter and not Brahmin. Further, from Vyas and Ambika and Ambalika, Pandu and Dhritrashtra were born wherein also castes were different. So the meaning of
Varnna Sankar is the case when a man culprit and may be a lady-culprit too, gives birth to baby based on lust/crime, sinful course and not based on good qualities or religious purpose based on Vedas/Shastras, etc. Arjun told that when warriors will be killed in the war then there will be no one left behind to look after the ladies and the culprits will forcefully take them away and with the result the offsprings based on such sinful course will be of sinful nature and will not take care of the old ladies, etc.

Maryada is crossed when eternal laws of Vedas/religion/moral duties/pious deeds are crossed. As regards Pind/Tarpan, please refer to the next paragraph.

Soul is dependent and therefore cannot do any deed etc., without senses, perceptions, mind and body. Whereas, God is independent. He is Almighty and needs no help from anybody to control the universe. So He never takes any assistance/help like of any human body or of bow-arrow, gun etc., to kill anyone. At the time of death, soul goes out of the body and body with mouth, ear, eyes etc., is burnt. Thirty- ninth chapter of Yajurvaveda throws light that at this stage, soul remains in Sushupt stage i.e., like in coma, because the soul has no assistance like mouth, ear etc. So she cannot take in food, drink water, do any thing. After thirteen days the soul based on his previous lives’ deeds enters the womb. Therefore neither soul can be ghost nor can she take food etc. So according to Vedas, Shradh, tarpann can not be done. No doubt soul has to face his karmas- both karmas i.e., pious as well as sins. Please refer to the article on Karmas.

Akansha: Is having physical relationship with your lover before marriage is sin?
Swami Ram Swarup: It is a great sin, please. Yajurveda clearly states that a girl or a boy must never give his heart to opposite sex and must never even touch each other before marriage i.e. when marriage is fixed and performed completely, thereafter only they can meet. So sins create sorrows. To maintain brahamacharya is the best way to build life strong and to live a long happy life. You are advised to read my book on Brahmacharya, if possible.

Ramanathan K: As a Hindu, I believe in all sastras, slogas, Vedas and all. Since our Hindus are fully believing Vedas because it is given by God. So, in that VEDAS PROHIBIT IDOL POOJA, so why we are worshiping God in different angles like Vinayaka, Shiva, Parvathi and Narayana? Please clarify
Swami Ram Swarup: To believe in Vedas is a different matter but to know Vedas by listening from an Acharya and by hard study there of is a different matter, please. Problem is this that nowadays there exist number of paths. So number of saints are either against the Vedas or they give little reference of Vedas in their preach to create fear amongst the people not to listen or study Vedas. Why do they do so? Because, the matters or by laws mentioned in their paths don’t tally with Vedas. So such saints directly state that Vedas are too but indirectly they warn people not to study or listen Vedas and not to adopt the path of Vedas like performance of holy Yajyen, reciting Ved mantras etc.

They tell people that Vedas are difficult and not to follow them. Such saints try to tell the people that there self made path is quite easy to follow. With the result nobody will tell that Vedas are untrue but shall not be adopted too. Please refer to one of my articles on Vedic philosophy for your information

YOUR views are 100% correct that Vedas prohibit idol worship but unless one is able to listen, study and know the fact of Vedas, how he will be able to act on Vedas. That is why we mostly worship God in different angles because we don’t know the truth mentioned in Vedas.

I appreciate your views to know more about Vedas which is even a motto of human life as per Vedas. God has given us the earth and the articles to use therein, along with human body but how to use and how to live a long, happy life etc., etc., is mentioned in Vedas. To enter the Vedas, I will advise you to please first study some of my books which tell about Vedas. Please refer to the list of books in publications section. Books will be sent on demand and on receipt of your postal address. Money is no problem. Forty percent or more discount can be given and if you are not able to send cost of books then books can be sent to you free of cost. And the cost thereof will be born by me.

Rajeev: Kripa kar ke Om Tat sat ka meaning samjhaiye aur isko kaise karte hai uski vidi bhi bataiyeye kaise sans inhale karte hai aur kab bahar nikalte hai. Aur apne chakro ko kaise jagrt kar sakte hai ..

Swami Ram Swarup: Om is the name of formless, Almighty God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. Tat means He. Sat means True. So meaning is God is truth. He is immortal and eternal. So Om Tat Sat is not to be repeated i.e., not to be chanted as a name of God only, Om is enough. Om Ishwar Ka Naam Hai. Iske japne ki vidhi and chakron ka gyan Acharya ke amne-samne baith kar samajhna zaroori hota hai.

Yogesh Kumar Sharma: Please tell me hymn number and mandala number of Rig Veda containing “Sri Sukta”
Swami Ram Swarup: Sri means money or wealth. So there are so many mantras in Vedas on wealth matter but being lengthy cannot be described here. For example- Rigveda Mantra 10/121/10 states Syam Patyo Rayinaam. Here Rayi means wealth. Here aspirant prays to God to become wealthy.

Avinash: I want to read the Vedas as suggested in your website that there is a translation of the same available in Hindi and can be sent on request. I am interested in understanding the same. Please let me know
when can I get the same.
Swami Ram Swarup: Before entering the Vedas, I will advise you to
know, about Vedas by studying some books on Vedas. List of books is available on publications section. Books will be sent on demand and on receipt of your postal address please. Money is no problem. Forty percent discount can be offered as well. Moreover several mantras have been explained in detail on website which may please be studied deeply.

Anil: How long if someone does some harmful to anyone he has to suffer. I know bad karma you have to face in life but how long how to overcome with it?
Swami Ram Swarup: The sins are of three types, in Vedas, mansa, Vachcha, Karmanma i.e. even to think through mind, intellect, by speech, by action/deeds respectively. The reason behind to do such things is lack of knowledge of Vedas, Shastras which prohibit human beings to do sins. Knowledge is always given by a learned person who knows Vedas and Ashtang Yoga philosophy. It is a bad luck of our country that mostly the preach is not being delivered by such learned Acharyas and mostly the present saints/Gurus directly or indirectly tell the public not to do Yajyen, havan and not to listen Vedas. As a result the public listens more and more Geeta, Ramayan, Bhagwad and other Granths except Vedas. In the absence of Vedas, mostly the truth is hidden. In Vedas, there is no excuse given to sinner by God whereas mostly the present saints speak about excuses being given by God. Some saints speak about puranas etc. and tell to visit tirath where a person will be excused if he takes a bath there. This process leads to sins because such devotes make up their mind to commit sins which shall later be atoned by worships being told by most of the present preachers. But Vedas tell that sinner cannot be excused and he shall have to face the result of his sinful acts. If Vedas are in force then automatically people would be afraid of committing sins. So first thing is that one should never do harm to anybody otherwise God will award punishment. Secondly, injustice must not be tolerated. If a person is poor and can’t retaliate then he must seek help from others, even from administration. If somebody is doing harm to other 100% it does not mean that it is a result of previous lives’ bad karmas of the persons who is tolerating it. It may be Kriyamann karma- present, new karma of the person who is inflicting harm on others. So one must seek justice.

The result of previous lives’ bad karmas (deeds) are to be faced and not Kriyamann Karmas. The Kriyamann karmas (the deeds done in present life) are to be faced in future births. I will here advice here to read my book Patanjal Yog Darshan- Part. 1 with Hindi explanation of sutras, wherein Karma (deed) philosophy has been explained. So result of karmas are to be faced until a person seeks shelter of a learned Acharya to know real worship of God and pious deeds.

When the aspirant will start such worship while discharging all his family/social duties simultaneously then the bad deeds of previous lives are burnt and therefore are not to be faced. A list of books is also given on the site for your information please.

Alvin lal: I have received your answers and am going through it to see
if it can make sense. Whilst I understand that the Vedas are the supreme truth as they are the direct speaking of God, it is hard to defer from the truth that has been instilled in us from childhood, of the avatar’s like Shri Ram,
Krishna, etc.
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes, your views are somehow correct that the effect of worship, away from Vedas, since childhood is not easy to be deferred. But nowadays we see that our forefathers used to go out of the residence to take water from well or rivers and for nature’s call too. But at present, toilets are attached with the room and water supply from Government is available in homes which is comfortable too. So the knowledge of the Vedas always gives merriment and kills the sins. Then why not to follow the same? Vedas are eternal knowledge direct from God whereas within two thousand years, we have accepted mostly the worship which is not in the Vedas. Knowledge is always given by a learned person who knows Vedas and Ashtang Yoga philosophy. It is a bad luck of our country that mostly the preach is not being delivered by such learned Acharyas and mostly the present saints/Gurus directly or indirectly tell the public not to do Yajyen, havan and not to listen Vedas. As a result the public listens more and more Geeta, Ramayan, Bhagwad and other Granths except Vedas. In the absence of Vedas, mostly the truth is hidden.

Vedas do not tell about avtarvad. But you can go ahead at your own, please.

Rajeev Bisaria: Swami ji ko nav varsh me naman aur ashirvad ki abhilasha kripa kar ke batlaye yadi Ram, Laxman, Krishna is sansar me nahi the to itne kitabo me aur bhahut se sant logo ne unke bare me kyo likha aur unko kyo puja kari. bhartye sanskrit me to log inko he bhagban mante hai
Swami Ram Swarup: Aapko mera hardik ashirvad. Sadaa sukhi rahein. Nav varsh ki shubh kamnayein. Sri Ram, Sri Krishna aur unka parivar treta yug aur dwapur yug mein tha. Sri Ram evam Sri Krishna mahaan vibhutian thi jinka varnnan Valmiki Ramayan evam Mahabharat sadgranthon mein milta hai Aur yen dono vibhutian satkar ke yogya hein. Prantu Ishwar se utpan Vedvanni yeh batati hai ki Ishwar avtar nahin le sakta aur ek hi nirakar Ishwar tha, hai aur sadaa rahega. Usi ek Ishwar nein yeh sara sansar racha hai, sansar ka wahi palan-poshan karta hai aur sansar ko wohi ek Parmeshwar nasht karke dobara utpan karta hai. Atah hum usi eki Ishwar ki Pooja karein.

Rekha Nautiyal: Can we know about our future through palmistry and Kundli. Are these two authentic as per Vedas? How we can make our life happy?
Swami Ram Swarup: No, please. Present palmistry and kundali is not mentioned in Vedas. Secondly, luck is always in our hand.

Hard working, devotion, dedication, honesty, services to the parents and elders to follow eternal religion mentioned in Vedas, practise Ashtang Yoga, Discharge moral duties to get progress in education, science simultaneously in spiritualism as well, daily havan, to make contact with the learned Acharya, to get his advice are some of the pious deeds which make the future bright and kill the sorrows, problems, diseases etc.

One must awake early in the morning for early morning walk and exercises. Must sit on meditation and chant holy name of God. Must take plenty of water daily and always must be away from any addiction and non-veg. Such pious actions lead to long, happy life and bright future.

Jashanjeet: Myself Jashanjeet Singh and have in interest in spirituality and Hindu Mythology. Can you please help me out to give details related to Sukhdeo ji, perhaps he is the son of Shri Ved Vyas ji. I will be
grateful to you if you can provide me details for them or tell some book that gives me the complete details for Sukhdeo ji.
Swami Ram Swarup: Sukhdev Muni was the son of Vyas Muniji. I think more information is available about him in Bhagwad puranna. Vyas Muniji was a son of Prashar Rishi and his mother’s name was Satyawati. He was elder step brother of Bheeshma Pitamaha too. I have written some tips of his life in my book- Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta- Ek Vedic Rahasya which can be sent to you on receipt of your postal address.

Anonymous: I am interested in someone but he does not want to marry me. My parents are searching for proposals. What should I do?
Swami Ram Swarup: In Vedas, there is a fundamental law, both for boy and girl, that they should never give their heart to opposite sex till marriage. That is why, in the ancient times, marriage based on swaymbhar were performed which avoided one sided love too. So please obey the parents otherwise life would be ruined. The Human life blessed by God is to follow the Vedic path and to do pious deeds and not sins. As a father, I have advised you please.

Rick Das: Swamiji, please accept my respects. I have heard the different Vedas record the gradual demise of the Saraswati river. Some scientists believe a geological fault made this river sink into the earth, creating the Thar desert, otherwise we wouldn’t suddenly have a desert surrounded by green plains and mountains. It is believed this caused Aryans to spread out from the region into other neighbouring river-valleys. What do the Vedas say about the Saraswati? (Thank you for your time)
Swami Ram Swarup: My Blessings to you for a long, happy life. As
you know, Vedas are eternal knowledge which emanate direct from God. Vedas state about fundamental law of the universe. Vedas do not tell about any proper name like saraswati, ganga, jamuna etc. But Vedas tell about science. Vedas state that when people will not observe the rules- regulations of Vedas, will not perform Yajyen/havan.

Shubh Karma:- Hard working, devotion, dedication, honesty, services to the parents and elders, to follow eternal religion mentioned in Vedas, practise Ashtang Yoga, Discharge moral duties to get progress in education, science simultaneously in spiritualism as well, daily havan, to make contact with the learned Acharya, to get his advice are some of the pious deeds which make the future bright and kill the sorrows, problems, diseases etc.

One must awake early in the morning for early morning walk and exercises. Must sit on meditation and chant holy name of God. Must take plenty of water daily and always must be away from any addiction and non-veg. Such pious actions lead to long, happy life and bright future. Then due to lack of Yajyen/Havan pollution will be over and earthquakes, cyclones, foods and change in atmosphere will take place. So, whatever you have told about assumption of geologists is correct.

Anonymous: kya nari ka charitra sirf sharir se hota hai.
Swami Ramsswarup: Atharvaveda mein Nari Ke liye kaha hai ” Stree Hi Brahma Babhoovith” arthat Stree (nari) Brahma Ke Samaan hai aur Kanya ke liye kaha ki veh do kul ki maryaada evam Deepak hai. Pehla kul Mata-Pita ka, Doosra vivah ke baad pati ka. Jaise makaan ki neev majboot ho to us per bana makaan bhi mazboot hota hai aur neev kamzor ho to makann kamzor hota hai aur kabhi bhi gir jaata hai. Isi prakar yadi kanya evam bete ke Brahmacharya mein kami hai, Brahmacharya mazboot nahin hai to unka aane wala grihasta or bhavishya kharaab ho jaata hai. Nari or Purush ke shareer ka itna mahatva nahin hai jitna ki shareer se kiye hue shubh karma ka. Kanya or putra ko shadi se pehle kabhi bhi kabhi bhi ek doosre ko dil nahin dena chahiye, aisa karna vedon ke anusaar paap hai. Isliye beti aap abhi bhi, premi ke liye sochna band kar dein aur apne Mata-Pita ke ashirvad se vivah karein. Dharmik granth aur Ved padein, usme kahi
shiksha per chalen.

Sakshi: What are the teachings of Ramayana?
Swami Ram Swarup: Ramayan was first written by Rishi Valmikiji. Vamikiji listened the story of Shri Ram from Rishi Narad. Then a Yogi, Brahma (not God) told Valmikiji to write Ramayan quoting the supreme qualities of Shri Ram so that the future generations may become learned
by adopting such qualities. Being a lengthy topic, Sanskrit shlokas etc., cannot be quoted here, please. However, you can send your postal address and I shall write an article of the same to send to you.

Shravan: Is there a prophecy related to Jesus (not by name though) mentioned in any Hindu holy book?
Swami Ram Swarup: No, please. Such description has not been given in Vedas, shastras, upnishads, Valmiki Ramayan, Mahabharat, Geeta etc.

Anshul: What is the spiritual meaning of my name?
Swami Ram Swarup: Meaning of Anshul is Pandit i.e., learned.

Neeraja:I am 6 months pregnant with my second child and I would like to know the traditional procedure for a baby shower. I also want to know the reason why a person in not blessed with a baby boy. I was reading in one website that it could be because of some curse from a male serpent or curse from forefathers.
Swami Ram Swarup: No matter of course, please. Male and female
baby can be obtained by performing Yajyanushthan but mainly based on Brahamcharya. I will advise you to read my book on Brahamcharya and you will know the fact according to Vedas. As regards six months pregnancy, you must perform a Yajyen named Seemontnayan Sanskar through which too you shall obtain blessings of God and Acharya for the baby. I am away and I cannot perform there. But you can contact nearest Arya Samaj Mandir for the same because such Sanskars are performed totally by Ved Mantras.

Anonymous: I am having serious family problems. I have lost my peace of mind, I am almost into a depression most of the time and I fear that I will not be able to do enough to bring up my son. I constantly want to hurt them. I want to know, what had my one month old son done wrong to get such a life. I don’t believe in re-birth.
Swami Ram Swarup: It is a very inhuman treatment with you by your in-laws. Secondly, it has caused a serious sin even that your loving son and you have been thrown out of the house. But now, it is a stage where you should never lose your peace of mind. You will have to look after your son as well as yourself. Thank God, you are an earning hand. The human body is blessed by God to face the problems happily and to struggle to attain long, happy life.

If the whole world leaves a lady but her husband loves her, then the lady is lucky but when husband treats badly his wife, then there is no scope for compromise etc. If you feel that there is no scope of compromise with your husband then you can register a case in the court of law against your husband and in-laws and can assert your right to get monetary benefit but you must be a brave lady like Jhansi ki rani etc., and you must take care of your son and yourself independently. At this juncture, nobody else but your pious deeds, your courage, your hardworking, your good efforts will only help you to make your son’s future bright however you may seek shelter for sometime from your parent’s or brother’s but must be independent.

So please remember that your tension, worries and impatience will ruin the future of your son. God gives an extra mental as well as physical power to a great lady and not to a coward lady or man. Please be brave. God will sure help you. You must recite Gayatri mantra both times and must do havan with Gayatri mantra daily both times. I can send you havan books free of cost if you so desire. My blessings are with you and with your loving son. You may send your problem anytime, my daughter.

I think revenge will not serve the purpose but as I have advised you above, the case can be registered to seek justice. As regards rebirth, this is another subject and may be discussed afterwards. Please, consider the above deeply and send your views so that I may advise you further.

Prakash Lakhani: Your gentleness, soberness and logical answers to my earlier Questions has encouraged me to ask some more questions for my enlightenment.
Q1- Are Souls common for male and female and for animals etc. or different?
Q2- If Soul has to pay for its Karmas, than do you think Path, Yagya ,Havans etc. after death of a person or Tarpan Shradh etc are of any benefit to the departed Soul?
Q3- Docoit Ratnakar ( Valmiki) Became Saint just by saying ” MARA—MARA—” Which by repeating continuously sounded as ” RAM—RAM” How and why? If this was not accompanied by his emotions and he did not knew the meaning?
Swami Ram Swarup: (a) Thanking you, please. I also appreciate your views to know the reality through Vedas. Vedas are self proof and shastras and all books written by Rishi-Munis are secondary proof as also mentioned in Yog shastra Sutra 1/7. So if anything, any matter etc., is against the Vedas that cannot be considered true, Vedas being knowledge direct from God and not by any Rishi-Muni, saint etc., which emanates direct from God and is first originated in the heart of four Rishis, at the beginning of every creation then (Aat It) without losing time (Asyaha) with the knowledge of Vedas (Bhagam Ashnuve) , the worshippable (Aatma Gyan)
i.e., knowledge of myself and God attains.

Idea of the mantra= The soul states->
“Due to the attachment with the mind, I had forgotten myself. When I attained the knowledge of Vedas, I have become able to realize my self.”

Rigveda Mandal 10 as well as Sankhya Shastra Sutra 1/26 state that there are three qualities of Prakriti I.e., Raj, Tam and Satva. When the time comes to create the universe then the power of God start action in the Prakriti and from the said three qualities of Prakriti, the whole universe is created. First, the mind is created. Then ahankaar, panch tan matra and panch bhoot and from panch bhoot, the whole universe is created. So mind is made of prakriti’s gunna and prakriti’s gunnas, in other words is illusion. When the bodies of men, women, birds, animals, insects etc., are made, at the beginning of the earth, bodies remain like statue i.e., non-alive. Thereafter, with the power of God, soul enters the body according to the previous lives’ deeds. Souls are several and bodies are also several. Souls have same qualities but deeds are separate with the result souls get different type of body i.e., of men, women, animal, birds, insect etc., etc. Therefore soul is not body and is not man, woman, bird, snake, Insect etc., etc.

(b):- Soul is dependent and therefore cannot do any deed etc., without senses, perceptions, mind and body. Whereas, God is independent. He is Almighty and needs no help from anybody to control the universe. So He never takes any assistance/help like of any human body or of bow-arrow, gun etc., to kill anyone. At the time of death, soul goes out of the body and body with mouth, ear, eyes etc., is burnt. Thirty-ninth chapter of Yajurveda throws light that at this stage, soul remains in Sushupt stage i.e., like in coma, because the soul has no assistance like mouth, ear etc. so she cannot take in food, drink water, do any thing. After thirteen days the soul based on his previous lives’ deeds enters the womb. Therefore neither soul can be ghost nor can she take food etc. So according to Vedas, Shradh , tarpann cannot be done.

No doubt soul has to face his karmas- both karmas i.e., pious as well as sins. Please refer to the article on Three Types of Karmas.

Vedas as well as Yog shastra Sutra 2/16 Heyam Dukham anagatam state that present sins/bad deeds as well as previous lives’ sins can be burnt with the help of present pious kriyamann karmas like path, Yajyen, havan mainly listening of Vedas, name jaap of God, learning of Yoga philosophy from a true Acharya (who is learned of Vedas) and its practice there of etc.

Benefit of the same worship is awarded when soul remains in body. Soul leaves the body to take rebirth based on sanchit karmas i.e., benefit of the worship had already been awarded by the God. If soul is really interested to get salvation, then she contacts with an Acharya to learn the said worship and may be able in this birth or in the future births to get salvation. But in no case, the real worship based on Vedas goes in vain. This is also stated by Shri Krishna in Bhagwad Geeta Shloka 9/31.

(c):- Indian culture has been ruined when we were slaves for 800 years of Mughals and for 200 years of Britishers. That is why, several false stories are popular like Draupadi married five Pandavas, Valmiki was a dacoit, Sita was sent to jungle by Sri Ram etc., etc. Valmikiji, himself states to Sri Ram in his Valmiki Ramayan that Oh Ram! I am the tenth son of Rishi Pracheta and I have never committed any sin as yet through mind, speech or deed. So he was not a dacoit.

Valmiki was a Rishi and a philosopher of four Vedas , having knowledge of Ashtang Yoga. Rishi means he who sees Ved mantras in his heart while in samadhi. He never saw Sri Ram until Rishi Narad once came to his ashram and told about Sri Ram. Valmikiji, with the power of Yoga, saw all about Sri Ram in Samadhi. All that time Sri Ram was ruling over Ayodhya after killing Ravana and uptil then Valmikiji became Rishi and had realized God in Samadhi so how Valmikiji could utter Mara-Mara when he had become a philosopher of four Vedas and Ashtang Yoga.

Arpita: I read on a site that some of the former Hindu gurus “discovered” Jesus Christ through the Hindu holy Book, the “Vedas”. (The Vedas were written 2,000 years before Jesus Christ). And in Vedas there its mentioned that KALKI avtaar will take birth to solve the problems of the world.
Swamiji is this the truth? Can you please clarify?

Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas have never been written by anybody else. As per, four Vedas like Yajurveda mantra 31/7 the knowledge of four Vedas emanates direct from God at the beginning of the Earth and is originated in the heart of four Rishes. Vedas, contain knowledge of science about deeds and worship but Vedas never tells any story or any proper name etc. Please read the article ‘Vedas’ Philosophy’ for your knowledge. Rigveda has no books chapter please, it has Mandal, Sukta and mantars. So I think you are telling about tenth Mandal of Veda. Similarly Samveda has mantra number. So please, quote correct references of Samveda and Rigveda. However, it is hundred percent clear that no Vedas tell about the matter as mentioned by you about son of God etc. Vedas, tell he the son of God who is a Philosopher of Vedas and Ashtang Yoga Philosophy and has controlled his 5 senses, 5 perceptions and mind. He always observe truth in mind, speaks truth and his all actions are based on truth. And therefore Vedas too never speaks about Kalki avtar etc.

Rahul: Is Gita by Dr. Satyavrat Siddhantalankar according to Vedas?
Swami Ram Swarup: Gita by Dr.Satyavrat Siddhantalankar is good but I can’t comment that it is perfectly according to Vedas. It is my personal view please. Yes, only 10,000 shlokas are authentic and the said fact has also been mentioned by Swami Jagadishwaranandji in the beginning of his book.

Dhanesh Padhya: Presently I’m learning agni hotra havan only some duplication or change in shlokas are there between the pages where meaning is given and before that pages of how to do havans. I will write all afterwards. First I m doing translation in Gujarati so, its easy for my and my family to take it in heart. Apart from this i want to ask you about this .. Tulsi das ji wrote” Dhol, Shrudra, Pashu, Nari , Sab tadan ke adhikari” is not valid or sound that times image of Woman’s status. Why Tulsi must wrote so, he is not aware that written will be eyed by in future? Another thing Draupadi was staying with 5 brothers, Krishna bhagwan ji having many wives. It is due to vikar, vishay or what. Recently gone through news in bihar 3 brothers are keeping 1 wives due to poverty and wife gave example of Droupadi, it is some thing to bad teste.
Swami Ram Swarup: It is very good to know that you are learning to do havan because havan/Yajyen is the best pious deed and worship of God. This is also good that you are doing translation in Gujarati language. If you have good command over the language then the book can be published in Gujarati language which will be beneficial to all Gujarati brothers and sisters.

Yes, chowpayee from Tulsi Ramayan quoted by you is not valid.

No, please. Draupadi had only one
husband i.e., Yudhishthir Maharaj and Sri Krishna was
a great Yogi and Brahamchari. Sri Krishna had two
wives only- Rukmanni and Satyabhama. Only Purannas
like Bhagwad Puranna has told about several wives of
Sri Krishna which is not mentioned in Mahabharat etc.
If three brothers are keeping one wife then it is a
great sin. In Mahabharat, it is clearly stated that
when Arjun won Draupadi in swayamvar then Draupadi’s
father Drupad, when asked Arjun to marry then
Yudhishthir replied King Drupad that he (Yudhishthir)
is elder brother of Arjun. And immediately King Drupad
agreed to marry of his daughter with Yudhishthir only.
Rest of the four brothers i.e., Arjun, Bhim, Nakul,
and Sehdev had their own separate wives. The Pandavas
were princes. Even their public could not go against
Vedas to keep a wife by 2, 3 or 4 brothers then what
to talk about princes. Indian culture has been ruined
by foreigners and now is being ruined by us due to

Shiva: Please advise on any thing I can do to remove the
vastu dosha.
Swami Ram Swarup: Vastu Shastra matter has not been mentioned in Vedas. Please refer to answers in other questions with similar topics. You can take advise from an architect to build your good house keeping in mind the cross ventilation, air and sunrays. So there is no vastu dosh as per
Vedas. To build a house, we must always remember that happiness and sorrows are always due to the result of our past lives’ good and bad deeds. Otherwise every person could be happy by building house according to present vastu shastra etc. Rishi-Munis used to live in caves and huts but were learned and experiencing all time merriment because they had burnt their previous karmas by doing worship and Ashtang Yoga Practice etc., etc. Kindly go ahead and enjoy. I can send some of my spiritual books and cassettes if you so desire, please.

Raju: I have an old mother who I am taking
care of because my brother and sister in the UK cannot
look after her. I stay in Africa and have one elder
sister who use to take care of her as well. My mother
once told me that she wants to come to my house. I
brought my mother to my house and my sister is angry
with me and feels i am doing all this to get praise
from the world. Please help me I was angry with her
and told her off and now we are not on talking terms.
What do I do swamji please help me
Swami Ram Swarup: The human body is blessed by God to discharge moral duties and to be honest. One should know his duties. Eternal knowledge of Vedas, which emanates direct from God, at the beginning of earth, states that parents do marriage of their daughters and daughters takes care of her husband’s house and not parents’ house. Further, it is a moral duty of a son to look after faithfully his parents.

You should actually not have allowed your mother to go to your sister’s house, to be looked after by her. Now you have brought your mother which is a pious deed mentioned in Vedas. When a child takes birth, the mother nurses him and cleans him by removing the child’s urine, potty etc. I mean to say, in return, it is a moral duty of the son to take care of his parents and not to hesitate if he has to sweep their excretion etc. And this is a great pious deed which gives the peace, wealth and long life to such sons. So please discharge your duty faithfully to serve your mother. Now we come to know about true love. If a priest or an aspirant worships God and if he meets an atheist then he will not be pleased. Now when the priest/aspirant meets with another person who loves God and worships God then naturally both will be happy to meet because they both love the same God. Therefore, if being entitled, you serve your mother and your sister too loves her mother then she should love you also because hers and yours love is same i.e., your mother. And in this matter there is no question of gathering praise from the world etc. But you will have to check your self with your family that no tension etc., is given to your mother but she must be looked after well which is your moral duty entrusted by God Himself in the Vedas. As regards your sister, she may visit your mother as and when she requires.

Arun Kumar: Please explain the meaning of Bhagwad gita 4/7 and 4/8.
Swami Ram Swarup: My dear Arun, My blessings to you. With the blessings of God nowadays, I am totally engrossed in proof reading work of Bhagwad Geeta book. I realize that this requires more additions which I have been doing. This includes explanation of 4/7 and 4/8. So I am sending detailed explanation already written by post, please.

But it is clear that there is no Avtarwad in Vedas. I have explained the fact in shlokas in detail with the proof of Ved mantras.

Sanjay: Is it true that 95% of Vedas have been lost overtime/during Muslim invasions etc. and only 5% of the original text remain?
Swami Ram Swarup: No please, it is not true. The Vedas emanate direct from God and are originated in heart of Rishis at the beginning of the earth. So the Vedas were not written by anyone. Traditionally, the Ved mantras used to be pronounced by an Acharya and the disciples used to
learn them by heart. Still there are Brahmins present who know Vedas by heart. So Vedas are not lost.

Rahul: I want to know about the 3 gunas: Rajas (rajogun), tamas (tamogun) and satvi (satva gun). I dont clearly understand them. In all your books, you have mentioned about them but have not explained them. Why don’t you put up an article on them in detail? I know that they are mentioned in detail in Samkhya shastra. I remember you saying that these 3 gunas are there in prakriti. Therefore everything made out of prakriti will have these gunas. Body has these gunas but jeevatma does not. Then why non-living things dont show these gunas? Also what do these gunas mean?
Swami Ram Swarup: Attachment is due to the three gunnas of prakriti by which our minds, bodies are made. Three gunnas contain
attachment (kaam, krodh, madh, lobh, ahankaar etc.). So one has to exercise control on three gunnas which is mentioned clearly in four paad of Yog shastra by Patanjali Rishi. But it is bad luck that due to lack of preach of learned Acharya of Vedas and Yoga, mostly the people are unknown about the bad effect of the said three gunas (three qualities of prakriti- Raj, Tam, Satva) then how people can overcome the gunnas. Naturally, they will cooperate with illusion, in the shape of family, friends and society etc.

To be detached from Moh is not any easy task. It is related with Raag and Dwesh. These are illusion and whole illusion in Yog Shastra sutra 2/5 is called Avidya. The quality of Avidya is “to accept untrue as true etc” . So until and unless we are able to know illusion, untruth, truth, live-non-alive matters etc., how can we be away from Moh? And to know all about vidya etc., there is compulsion to make contact with learned Acharya of Vedas and Yoga Philosophy but unluckily, as you have told people attached with illusion/Moh and they have considered illusion/Moh, a source of merriment which is false. People are enjoying like any thing, the materialistic article of the world . How the people, who are completely plunged in illusion, can think that they in wrong path until a learned Acharya preaches. Then who has spare time to go and listen the Vedas from a learned Acharya of Vedas? So people will remain duly attached with illusion.

It is very astonishing, that in this period where Vedas are not being listened, Shri Krishna states in Geeta Shloka 2/29 that mere listening of Vedas will not serve the purpose until the preach of Vedas is adopted, in action, in life.

S Sharma: How to control bad thoughts?
Swami Ram Swarup: Good thoughts control bad thoughts. Therefore in Vedas, there are two pious words- Sankalp i.e., pious thoughts and Vikalp i.e., bad thoughts. In Shantiparv of Mahabharat Bhisham Pitamah states that O Yudhishthir! There is a simple way to control the bad thoughts regarding sensuality etc., that one should try not to allow any bad thought to enter in his mind. But question arises how the same can be made possible. In this connection Rigveda Mantra 10/53/7 states that one should always work hard to do pious deeds according to Vedas. Thus, he will gather and realize the knowledge which will further enable him to control his senses, perceptions and mind. So it is necessary to seek the shelter of a learned Acharya who will
guide and preach the Vedic path. One should also learn Vedic philosophy which will help the individual to kill bad thoughts. I have written about sixteen holy books based on Vedas, on such subjects. Some Cds containing spiritual preach and spiritual songs of mine shall also be of considerable help in this matter because main subject is to listen Vedas either through cds or books. One should also awake early in the morning daily for morning walk and light exercises, must take plenty of water daily i.e., 15-20 glasses a
day, chanting of Gayatri Mantra and doing daily hawan from Gayatri Mantra gives a fruitful result. Aasan, Prannayam and daily meditation must be learnt and one should practise the same.

Vikram: Does anywhere any hindu holy book (that time in future) mention about the coming of jesus christ into this world?

Swami Ram Swarup: The main holy book of Hindus as well as whole world are four Vedas. Thereafter, Six Shastras, Upnishad, Valmiki Ramayana, Mahabharat, Geeta etc., are there wherein such prophecy has not been made, please. Vedas state about birth and death of soul but not by name.

Mahesh: Why don’t you show your yogic powers like Sai Baba?
Swami Ram Swarup:
As regards,
Shri Sai Baba, sorry. I have not told him a Yogi, please. Again a Yogi, who studies Vedas and does Ashtang Yoga Practice and thus realizes God, never shows any power etc. In Bhagwad Geeta Shloka 6/5 it is truly stated that he is satisfied within himself etc. Vedas also do not tell about the same.

Your question is appreciated please.
You are welcome always. The question of any kind, may
be put up to any true saint to solve the doubts. It is
the only way to realize truth. Not only in Bhagwad
Geeta but also in Vedas and Upnishads there are
questions and answers. If questions and answers will
not be there then blind faith may take place.

Rajat: A person like me who doesn’t have any honest guru & no time to travel to places to learn chanting Vedic mantras, what would be the best idea to pray to God which fetch results and give me divine support in
daily walk of life.
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes, the same problem is with so many people, not to spare time to seek a true guru. However, there is a question. Is donor great or donation? Definitely, donor. So whether our human body houses, car, business, services, clothes, family, water, food etc., etc., i.e., all the materialistic articles donated by God to us, are great or God. All the materialistic articles donated by God are beneficial to us and we are enjoying through the same. So if we have no time to seek a true guru to learn true worship to thank the God then really it is thanklessness of a person towards God. However, one should first start to chant holy name of God and Gayatri Mantra with its meaning, at home. Then he must try to do havan with Gayatri Mantra daily.

I have written about sixteen holy books based on Vedas, on such subjects. Some Cds containing spiritual preach and spiritual songs of mine shall also be of considerable help in this matter because main subject is to listen Vedas either through cds or books. One should also awake early in the morning daily for morning walk and light exercises, must take plenty of water daily i.e., 15-20 glasses a day, chanting of Gayatri Mantra and doing daily hawan from Gayatri Mantra gives a fruitful result. Aasan, Prannayam and daily meditation must be learnt and one should practise the same.

Ritu: According to vedas, after marriage, husband and wife can have contact only to have a kid? And not for any other reason? As this is also vishay vikar and God has not allowed to waste energy at any cost. Is having
contact just for the purpose of having a child called brahmacharya? If it is done not to have a child, but is done on days which God has suggested (like 16 days of ritukaal, and not on pooranmashi, chaturdashi,etc.) every month or once in six months or once a year, then is it not bramhacharya?
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas really state that pious marriage is meant only to have learnt babies. Therefore Vedas further state that energy must be stored to have a long, ill-free happy life upto four hundred years. During such pious life, a person always gets progress in materialistic education i.e., science etc., and spiritualism simultaneously. In short, spiritualism means to discharge moral duties according to Vedas and to do Yajyen, Ashtang Yoga Practice and other pious deeds under guidance of a learned Acharya. If a person meets with his wife in Ritukaal only, he is also a Brahamchari. I have given a detailed description in my book, “Brahamcharya- Ek Dukh Nivarak Divya Manni” worth Rs. 80/- excluding postal charges. I will suggest you to please study the book for detailed