Hemant: Can you please explain me in detail yog nidra? I have heard for a sadhak, he has to get up at brahma muharat & do his sadhana otherwise everything done is of no use. My question here is for a sadhak if he really wants to get up at brahma muharat? How does he get the minimum sleep required for his body to be relaxed? Can you please explain me how do the yogis use to relax their body within no time was there any technique like yog nidra?

Hemant: Can you please explain me in detail yog nidra? I have heard for a sadhak, he has to get up at brahma muharat & do his sadhana otherwise everything done is of no use. My question here is for a sadhak if he really wants to get up at brahma muharat? How does he get the minimum sleep required for his body to be relaxed? Can you please explain me how do the yogis use to relax their body within no time was there any technique like yog nidra? The time each day, which is lost while sleeping can be utilized for meditation i.e 1/3 of our life is lost while sleeping so please help me out in guiding any possible measure to save the most valuable
time. What is the exact brahma muharat starting & ending time? How to concentrate or dyan kendrit or dhyan dharna?

Swami Ram Swarup: For a healthy man six hours sound sleep in the night
is enough please. So, one must try to sleep at 10 o’clock to wake up early in the morning. A Yogi who does hard practice of Ashtang Yoga, reaches a stage where he stops his Chitta vritti.

YOGAH CHITTA VRITTI NIRODHAH. Meaning: yogah= yoga, chitta=combination of intellect, egotism and Mann, i.e., faculty which receives knowledge from five senses and passes the same to intellect. Vritti=effect of various forms, nirodhah= stoppage.

Nidra is a vritti so he gets full control on Nidra (sleep). So an aspirant must first listen to Vedas, perform Yagya, do name jaap of God and practice of Ashtang yoga. Rest of the siddhis are obtained automatically with the grace of Almighty God and learned acharya. When a yogi becomes habitual to do prannayam then he gets a siddhi that his prannayam (stambhak) starts automatically, even while sleeping and hence utilization.

Braham muhurat starts at about 4:00 o’clock in the morning. Concentration is done after getting Yoga advises from a learned acharya in person. It can not be described in book or here please.

Sarvana: I have cervical pain. Presently I am working in Hyderabad. Many of my friends suggested to join yoga to relieve from the pain. I came to know about this trust by one of my friend in Karnataka. Can I learn Yoga in Hyderabad itself? And, I have hair loss also. Heard that it can also be treated by Yoga. Now, expecting your reply.
Swami Ram Swarup: You must do practice of sarp asan daily. However, it should be learnt from an experienced Yoga Teacher for which you may contact locally, with yoga centre etc.

Mohit Goyal: You said that there are three eternal matters Almighty God, souls and prakriti. And goal is to realize the God. Some how but I don’t believe it is possible that I realized the God and I got bored again because now I have realized God also because after that nothing left. Let me tell one story which I made it myself. There was one person and he was very poor. He always used to work hard but we get not much so he can fulfill his family requirements. He prayed God and one day God impressed and appear in front of him. God said to take any thing he want.
Person: God I know you are alone and bored in your world and that is why you made prakirti and people like us. I know you are the only one who is behind all crimes. I know you made devil because I know you will get bore if everyone is happy and no one will call you. I know it is all your game and you are enjoying there. I want you to come here and live like us. I want you to realize the world you made and people you made. I don’t want you to use your power once you come here. But i want you to realize that you are God and face all problems and nobody will help you. That is what I want you to fulfill my wish. And God appeared as Human form one day without any power and faced all problems. God knew that God is trapped fully. There is nothing wrong and right for God so God did everything at extreme. One day God realized that now there is nothing left for enjoyment because there was always a limit for anything. Now question comes what should God do now? Should God still face all problems happily? Should God return back to home?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes, it is not an easy task to realise God yet it is not impossible for those who become aspirants, having great spiritual thirst to realise God. When the aspirant starts making contact with learned acharya who knows Vedas and yoga philosophy then one day the aspirant becomes ascetic and starts hard practice of ashtang yoga and with the grace of Almighty God and learned acharya, he gets progress day by day and one day either in this life or in the next birth, the aspirant realises God. So without listening Vedas, contacting learned acharya, doing Yajya, name jaap of God and hard practice of Ashtang yoga , the
realisation is quite impossible. After realising God, a supreme treasure
i.e., experience a divine merriment is left.

God has created the universe and Vedas tell that God Himself is the greatest, supreme, divine wonder. Yajurveda states that no one has taken birth who is neither equivalent nor more to God. Based on Vedas, the Shruti i.e., Shwetashwaropnishad shloka 6/8 too states that no one is equivalent or more to God.

So applying even a little divine knowledge of Vedas that no one is equivalent to God, it will be told that in the universe no story or matter can be made or produced in respect of God as nothing is equivalent to God. So story told by you is not applicable to God because God is formless, omnipresent and never appear before anyone.

You see, a king of a nation if he is unmarried will live, sleep and wake up alone in his room but his kingdom i.e., subjects of the king are always with king and i.e., why he is king. God creates and enters the entire universe, He is the immortal and Almighty king/commander of the living beings and each matter of the universe.

So it is not correct to say that God is alone. He who is saying to God to come and live with him is ignorant that God is omnipresent and lives already with the story teller.

God’s power is everywhere and God does not need any assistant to utilize His power and unlimited divine everlasting pleasure remains always within God. God never appears before anyone.

Yes, there is a limit in the world of everything in which all living beings are involved but as far as God is concerned, He has no limits, i.e., why He is God. God has unlimited qualities. He is beyond calculation, beyond imagination and beyond description.

Though, the universe is the home of God because He is omnipresent but the best home of the God made by God, is the body of human being, where He is realised.

Priya Sharma: Is my future is bright? My study is going good or not in the future? When meet I my true love?
Swami Ram Swarup: Future is based on hard working towards right path. One must get progress in both way i.e., in education, science i.e., worldly pious affairs as well as in spiritualism which make the future bright.

So, the study always remains the best when a student does hard study daily, observes strict Brahamcharya. So the question of love matter must not arise in student life.

Rashmi Sahu: Further as told by you Hanuman ji is son of Marut muni and Anjani. You have told that he is from vanar prajati, generally known among masses is that hanuman has set fire Lanka with his tail. Is it true as per Valmiki Ramayana. If not how Lanka got burned? Please enlighten.
Swami Ram Swarup: Hanumanji or any vaanar (of Ramayan) did not have tail. They being human beings. It was a tradition in vaanar jaati to put laangul (langoti) which is still used by Indian wrestlers. In the langoti, some portion is left free from last rib of the back bone like a tail of an animal. When the brave Hanumanji was brought before the Ravanna to award punishment then after long
discussion with his courtiers, Ravanna at last ordered (on the advice of Vibheeshan) to set on fire the laangul (langoti) which was the great mark of respect of vanar tribe. From the said fire Hanumanji burnt Lanka.

AL: I have received your published books and am enlightened by the knowledge that is in there, even though I have just started to read them, they are fascinating. As usual I have some further questions, which I hope you can enlighten me on:
a) Are we able to eat salt and foods containing salt before hawan, or must we fast, or eat only sweet foods before hawan? Are there any bidhi, bidhan which answer this question?
b) Our family (parents, grandparents, uncles, aunties) have chosen a guru from India, who in essence has been the kuul guru for 5 years. However I have never been part of that decision nor do I approve of that guru, as he is swarthi and only comes to Australia for donations. Everytime we are invited to his parwachan and katha’s, there is constant talk about donation. He gets his fare paid, and gets treated like a king, but almost always he talks about donation. Never once have I heard something about the Vedas from him. I wish to accept you as guru, because you have given me knowledge which makes sense and tallies up always to be the truth, as per the Vedas. Is it ok, for my parents to change guru’s? What are the rules and regulations of changing guru’s? If they are allowed to change, obviously there will be some conflict of interest, between parents and grandparents, plus uncles. Is there a method to discard this fake guru, who seems to have a good grip on our family?
Swami Ram Swarup: Actually the havan must be performed with empty stomach. However, milk, water can be taken. After taking meals, salts etc., there is a possibility of natural call or to gas passing etc., which must be avoided.

These are your heart felt, pious views about guru and are really highly appreciated. I think, you have read Vedas’ philosophy and About Gurus.

I have been called several times by Indian lovers in Australia (Sydney) but being busy, I could not go there. And still there is no chance in future yet. My blessings are always for those who are God fearing, honest, hard workers, promote international brotherhood and listen to Vedas and other true holy granths/books which make human beings capable to achieve salvation. I am pleased to accept you as my disciple as you are a lover of knowing eternal knowledge of Vedas which emanates direct from God in the beginning of the earth. It is advised in the Vedas by the God that all human beings must follow Vedas. If you have time then you must sure come India to me to learn Yoga philosophy which is applicable in family too. I shall bear one way fare expenses for you. Here boarding and lodging are always free for
everybody and donation is never asked. The qualities of a true guru is mentioned in four Vedas, out of which first requirement is to have learned of Vedas and Ashtang yoga philosophy. The learned of Vedas are always true spoken and spread truth and love to whole human- beings. These are always beneficial to the public. They are not greedy, lazy and make never spending fun. There are several other divine qualities of such true guru. Otherwise the Guru is to be changed, say Vedas. My blessings to you for a long, happy life. I shall send to you my spiritual C.D. soon.

S: I have been married for almost 10 years now. Sometimes my husband will get angry with me. He feels that I am not listening to him and obeying his instructions. When he becomes angry with me he yells at me and he threatens to harm me physically. Sometimes he may push or grab me. When it happens he apologizes. It says that he will work on it. I am not sure if ending the marriage would be the correct way. What should he and I do to make sure that this does not happen again and to have a harmonious marriage? Please advise.
Swami Ram Swarup: This is common behaviour in most of the family. So, you must cooperate to make your family happy. You must never mind such behave of your husband because you already know the truth that you are not at fault. However, the behaviour about manhandling, yelling, grabbing is really not good. Yet, first of all, you must try to solve the situation, politely and lovingly.

To continue the married life happily, it requires a great role from you, please. The lady is said to be like earth which tolerates/bears everything. I am not saying that one should tolerate atrocity but if the married life becomes happy by tolerating to some extent then the lady must try for the same. In the same way whole hearted service, honesty, hard working cooperation etc., are needed, please. Divorce is not always the solution. One should try to take such good steps of toleration to continue a long, happy married life. In this connection, I would like to say that families are not considering the path of spiritualism but materialism which is also a great cause of making family life worst. It is a fundamental law of Vedas made by God that without following the eternal path of spiritualism, no one can get peace. So, please try to chant Gayatri mantra daily with its meaning, both times.

Duwaraga: Does fate exist?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yajurveda mantra 7/48 states that human beings are free to do good deeds or sins but result is awarded by God. When a person, takes birth, he is provided with previous lives’ good deeds and sins to face which is called prarabdha karmas i.e., fate. So in prarabdha (fate) man has to face result of his own previous lives’ deeds. However, the fate can be changed/burnt by doing pious deeds according to Vedas.

Rashmi Sahu: Shri Ram has taken birth in which manavantar? This is seven manavantar running. Further Lord Manu has taken birth in first manavantar or seventh manvantar. Please enlighten us. There are seven manavantars and each with 71 chturyugis, soin every chaturyugi everytime the satyug, dwapar, treta, kaliyuga, comes. Does everytime, Ramayan, Mahabharat happens. Please enlighten this mystery by power of your God realisation. A realized yogi knows all, he knows past present and future.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you, my daughter. The period of Manvantar is given in the answer about Yugas. Shri Ram took birth before one crore and about ninety lakh years ago. So please calculate the manvantar.

Ramayana, Mahabharata were written by Valmikee and Vyas muni based on the events of life of Shri Ram and Shri Krishna along Pandvas. It is not possible that they will take birth in the same shape again and there will be again Ravanna to took away Sita and Pandavas, Kaurvas take birth and war will take again . So every time Ramayana and Mahabharat will not take place. My blessings to you.

Manvendra: I wanted to know of shalokas which teach the essence of time management?
Swami Ram Swarup: The following Ved mantras indicates the essence of time management. Yajurveda mantra 3/6 states that earth resolves around the Sun, with the result time calculation is made.

Atharvaveda mantra 9/9/11, 12, 13 and 14 state about the kaalchakra (cycle of time). Atharvaveda kand 19, sukta 53 and sukta 54 tell about cycle of time (kaal chakra). So the study of said mantras will give the knowledge of time management. In Yajurveda the life has been divided into four parts i.e., Brahamcharya, Grahasth, van prastha and Sanyas. Every ashram requires the knowledge of time management for which the said Ved mantras are required to be studied deeply. However, if you want explanation of said mantras, please inform. And every second of the life must be utilized to discharge our moral duties. For example- earth is moving, wind is blowing and both do not take rest. In Vedas, it is told clearly that morning meets night and night meets morning and such cycle never ends. Similarly, a man can work restlessly/continuously without break though night has been earmarked by God for rest. Yet nidra has been called a vritti which has to be controlled by an aspirant.

Misuse of time doesn’t allow us to know the value of time for effective time management. Such knowledge is attained by spending time with a learned acharya who teaches special knowledge of prannayam and meditation by which aspirant becomes able to gain divine knowledge which helps the aspirant to manage time effectively. Really a sharp mind (in yog shastra sutra 1/48 it is called Ritambhra Tatra Pragya i.e., extra ordinary, intellectual mind) only knows the essence of time management.

Suppose, any individual having normal knowledge is allotted duties to discharge within a stimulated time then he will not be able to get success.

Sunil Kumar Maurya: I want to know that what is the proper way for chanting any mantra.
Swami Ram Swarup: Proper way of chanting Ved mantra is known from
a learned acharya. It is not difficult. Only Hindi alphabets are required to be known. Then acharya will teach you varnna-uchcharan shiksha within a short period of one month and the aspirant becomes able to pronounce shudh (pure) Ved mantras.

Ajay Kumar: Thanks for knowledge and clearing my doubt. I appreciate the trouble with gratitude and love full heart. I believed what you wrote, but confusion remained due to happenings at my own home and with my brothers and family members.

Swami Ram Swarup: Dear Ajayji, My blessings to you for a long, happy life. The human life is meant to listen, talk and adopt truth only. I appreciate that you try to adopt truth.

S: I feel its high time I get rid of my negative attributes which are my (1) anger, (2)poor decision making, (3) very poor concentration level in any work I take up, (4) laziness (5) inability to commit myself to work even if I am interested in it. I am extremely distressed, there is no discipline in my Life as my mother says. I really want to change for my own good, but do not know how. It’s frustrating to be unable to succeed in many things I have ever wanted to. Please sir help me to improve my life.
Swami Ram Swarup: Anger, pride, laziness, non-commitment to work and so many other vices are due to the illusion in human life. Illusion gets over after getting knowledge. You are a student. You must know your moral duties please. You have to control your senses, perceptions and mind so that the said sins do not occur in life and full concentration is devoted on studies and to maintain good health. To control the said negative attributes, a person must listen to good preach, must study spiritual and social good books and must do practice of asan, prannayam and meditation daily along with regular studies. A student must always be away from bad societies. He must also do daily light exercises in the morning, must take plenty of water daily i.e., at least fifteen glasses of pure water a day which will help the student to overcome the said sins and to make full concentration on his studies.

Every student must be brave and not coward. He must be a hard worker. So you must always struggle and do hard work to get success in life. And the word that student has become extremely distressed in life should not be used. Please try, try again to get success.

You may put day to day problem to your parents or me to get advice about studies, each subject etc., but never be demoralized.

SB: I have problems in office. I have been working diligently.
Swami Ram Swarup: You are entitled to put your problems before your boss. Keeping in views your hard working and conduct, I am sure your boss will listen and solve your problem. At this juncture, it will not be advisable to apply to any other firm please. Actually, every problem is solved by God But God help those who help themselves. So you must also please chant Gayatri mantra both times with its meaning. It will be more beneficial if you also start havan with gayatri mantra daily. I am sure God will listen to your prayer.

Seshwar Sehra: When I asked questions regarding Shree Guru Nanak, the following verse was mentioned: (i) In Mandala 7, Ush 5, Mantra 5 and Chapter 6 “Bee chakram prithoi aishai ta khestraaeh Vishnu mansai das sayaan throvaah so asaya keeryo janaas oeroo khashatra so janama chakaar (8)”. Meaning “when in the world the sinful ways will be on the rise and noble behavior will vanish, as the disappearance of the moon when on its wane on the darkest night, there will appear Vishnu as a prominent Prophet from the Keshatra Clan and will manifest in consecutive form through 10 Prophets to bring back the ways of virtue to the ailing world.” Since in this verse it says that Vishnu will appear as a prominent prophet. Does this mean praying this prophet is praying to God? I am asking this because from what I know Ram was an avtar of Vishnu, and I continuously praise his name. Is this wrong because he was human on earth, by Rig Veda? Or is it correct to praise prophets as they are god on earth?
Swami Ram Swarup: Correct number of the mantra is Rigveda-mandal 7, sukta 100, mantra 4 and correct pronunciation is as under please:- “VI CHAKRAMEY PRITHIVIMESH ETAAM KSHETRAYE VISHNNURMANUSHEY DASHASYAN, DHRUVAASO ASYA KEERYO JANAAS URUKSHITIM SUJANIMA CHAKAAR.”
Meaning:- (VISHNNUHU) omnipresent God (MANUSHE) for man i.e. human beings (KSHETRAYE) abhyuden i.e., to give all kinds of benefit in long, happy life (DASHASYAN) to give Abhyuden i.e., to give all kinds of benefits, comforts, assets, wealth in long, happy life etc., to the human beings. Omnipresent God (VICHAKRAMEY) has made (PRITHIVEEM, ETAAM) this earth. (JANAASAHA) devotees (ASYA) of the God (DHRUVAASAHA) have become firm to worship. Because (URUKSHITIM) this wide spread, huge earth (CHAKAAR) is made by (SUJANIMA) God that is wonderful creator.

IDEA- The word Vishnu made from Sanskrit root word “VISHLARI”. The meaning of which is omnipresent and there is only one Almighty God who is omnipresent. Yajurveda states – “DYAVA PRITHIVI JANYAN DEV EKAHA” i.e., there is only one unchangeable, eternal God who creates the universe. So the meaning of Vishnu is omnipresent God and not prophet. In other Ved mantras like Mandal 10, sukta 129 it is clarified that Almighty God who is formless and omnipresent creates, nurses and destroys and again creates the universe alone. Yajurveda mantra 40/8 states He is Shukram i.e., Almighty, akaya i.e., formless. Almighty means He has all unlimited powers and therefore does not need any assistance, for fulfilling any purpose of universe. He alone does all his supreme deeds like creation, nursing etc. Therefore he too does not need any prophet (saint, yogi etc.,) to take care of the universe. Prophet can never be God. God was one, is one and shall ever remain one.

Rigveda mantra 1/164/46 and Yajurveda mantra 32/1 states that there is only one God but he has unlimited divine qualities and therefore His names are unlimited based on His qualities but God remains always one. So His names are Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh, Varunn, Agni, Surya, Chandrama etc. So we have to worship only one Almighty, formless God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe.

Yajurveda mantra 7/48 states that human beings are free to do pious deeds or sins but result is awarded in the shape of pleasure and sorrows respectively by God.

No saint, yogi etc., is required by God to help Him to control the worldly situation etc. Suppose the world i.e., human beings become sinful and noble behaviours vanish away etc., as written by you then naturally the same situation occurs due to sinful deeds of humans and God under His natural administration would punish human-beings. Then nobody on the earth either saint or yogi etc., is able to save the situation.

Therefore question of taking birth of Vishnu etc., does not arise. Otherwise Vedas tell that creation, nursing and destruction is eternal and takes place automatically at a stipulated time under the control of Almighty God. As said in Shwetashwaropnishad shloka 6/8, “Swabhaviki Gyan bal Kriya Cha” i.e., knowledge, power and divine actions of God take place automatically.

Please read articles on Vedic Philosophy. If soul assimilates into God then who will experience the divine pleasure. So soul neither assimilates into God nor is a piece of God which can be separated from God. Soul can never be God. I have written a book named- “Vedanta and eternal vedas’ philosophy” and I would advise you to please read the same if you so desire. Book can be sent in receipt of your postal address. Price of book is Rs. 40/- excluding postal charges. God is not energy but has unlimited qualities like knowledge, power and divine deeds etc.

S P Ianala: Sato, Rajo and Tamo Guna, are three forms, when it is applied to a human it is mere mentalities, Sato is superior, Rajo is “medium, and Tamo is inferior, when it is applied to universe it is best explained by the trinity, three forms of the same God, which we call Lord Vishnu, who maintains the universe, Lord Brahma who creates and Lord Shiva who destroys, basically it is one God performing various functions, but for our understanding they have been given three different names and their mentalities best explained by the story where Bhrigu Maharaj visits them as if they were human. One creates, One maintains and One destroys, then again we know that God created human in his own form, does it mean physical form or astral form, you have to tell. There is only one energy which occupies all the space of this universe, and we call this energy as GOD, and this energy is not just some electrical current, it is alive beyond our imagination and when all its charges exist together, then things are normal and we can say are being maintained, but when the charges separate, they either create or destroy, so to maintain one has to be balanced in all traits, and we call it Sato Guna, and the one which creates needs lots activity and sensual appreciation also, and we call it rajo guna and the one which destroys needs lots of anger and negative force and we call this as tamo guna, again creation, maintenance and destruction all happens almost at the same time at the minute level, but when we apply these three properties to other things, like food etc. The definitions change but yet Sato guna remains the superior one, Rajo in the middle and Tamo inferior. We have discussed earlier, but few more points in this regard, when we ask, why God did this? i.e. Creation and destruction again and again, no one has answered this question, probably because this is beyond our knowledge. Now the question comes of Soul and God are they separate or one, you said they are separate-advaitwad.

Q- From where the souls came and who created them and why? again why only limited no. We can answer this question by saying, God did, but again the question raised mostly is why separate? It does not look Ok? Now if we say God and Souls are not separate, just for the sake of understanding, imagine in the beginning there is only one energy, then elements came from it, then the universe is created from five elements, then living beings from a small portion of that vast energy to sustain it or to make it alive, imagine it is like flame, you take a straw and lit it with already burning flame, and this is the first soul separated from the God, it got body from five elements, it became lost and got loaded with Karma, now it cannot mix with the original flame, because it is impure with bad Karma, so the cycle of births and deaths begin, more souls created, but once a soul gains enough Good Karma to neutralize all the Bad Karma, it becomes suitable to returns to the original energy, which we normally call that a soul got assimilated in to paramatma due to its bhakti. Paramatma is just a word to glorify the God, it is not limited like a human soul or atma, but it is the only source for every creation and destruction, even five elements. I know we have already discussed that God, Soul and Prakriti are different, I am trying to understand it in terms of just energy, which is alive and self sustaining, we call it “God” If we take this whole thing only at the physical level, it is just energy, but when we take it at all its levels, spiritual and levels beyond our imagination, it is Omnipresent, caring, self sustaining and sustaining others, alive, conscious, interactive, assimilative most powerful energy, it is better to call it just “GOD”.


Meaning:- (VISHNNUHU) omnipresent God (MANUSHE) for man i.e. human beings (KSHETRAYE) abhyuden i.e., to give all kinds of benefit in long, happy life (DASHASYAN) to give Abhyuden to give all kinds of benefits, comforts, assets, wealth in long, happy life etc., to the human beings. Omnipresent God (VICHAKRAMEY) has made (PRITHIVEEM, ETAAM) this earth. (JANAASAHA) devotees (ASYA) of the God (DHRUVAASAHA) have become firm to worship. Because (URUKSHITIM) this wide spread, huge earth (CHAKAAR) is made by (SUJANIMA) God that is wonderful creator.

IDEA- The word Vishnu made from Sanskrit root word “VISHLARI”. The meaning of which is omnipresent and there is only one Almighty God who is omnipresent God. Yajurveda states – “DYAVA PRITHIVI JANYAN DEV EKAHA” i.e., there is only one unchangeable, eternal God who creates the universe. So the meaning of Vishnu is omnipresent God and not prophet. In other Ved mantras like in Rigveda Mandal 10, sukta 129 it is clarified that Almighty God who is formless and omnipresent
creates, nurses and destroys and again creates the universe alone. Yajurveda mantra 40/8 states He is Shukram i.e., Almighty, akaya i.e., formless. Almighty means He has all unlimited powers and therefore does not need any assistance, for fulfilling any purpose of universe. He alone does all his supreme deeds like creation, nursing etc. Therefore he too does not need any prophet (saint, yogi etc.,) to take care of the universe. Prophet can never be God. God was one, is one and shall ever remain one.

Rigveda mantra 1/164/46 and Yajurveda mantra 32/1 states that there is only one God but he has unlimited divine qualities and therefore His names are unlimited based on His qualities but God remains always one. So His names are Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh, Varunn, Agni, Surya, Chandrama etc. So we have to worship only one Almighty, formless God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe.

Yajurveda mantra 7/48 states that human beings are free to do pious deeds or sins but result is awarded in the shape of pleasure and sorrows respectively by God.

No saint, yogi etc., is required by God to help Him to control the worldly situation etc. Suppose the world i.e., human beings become sinful and noble behaviours vanish away etc., as written by you then naturally the same situation occurs due to sinful deeds of humans and God under His natural administration would punish human-beings. Then nobody on the earth either saint or yogi etc., is able to save the situation.

Therefore question of taking birth of Vishnu does not arise. Otherwise Vedas tell that creation, nursing and destruction is eternal and takes place automatically at a stipulated time under the control of Almighty God. As said in Shwetashwaropnishad shloka 6/8, “Swabhaviki Gyan bal Kriya Cha” i.e., knowledge, power and divine actions of God take place automatically. Please read the article on creation and prakriti.

S P Ianala: What is the source of these thoughts. Lord Vishnu or Narayana says, I like those bhakts who worship my disciples, like Lord Shiva, Ganesha and others more then those who worship me directly, so basically he tells that it is not necessary that you worship me directly, if you worship any of his followers, his blessings would automatically come to the bhakt. Now there are numerous stories written by many saints, that God appeared like Krishna, Shiva, Ganesha, Durga etc. or like Paramhamsa said that a bright light emanated from the Idol of Durga. What is your understanding on this issue? Is it possible that God will interact in any way with the bhakt, to guide him or to pacify him, is it possible as per Vedas or what does Vedas say in this regard. Did you have any such interaction with the divine power, if yes, what was it like.
Swami Ram Swarup: Such worships are not mentioned in Vedas please. The learned of Vedas do not believe the same. Though direct worship of God is not authentic. Vedas tell that the aspirants must first make contact with a learned acharya of Vedas to take his eternal guidance of Vedas. Then the aspirant starts worship.

God being formless cannot appear before anyone but He is realised by a yogi. Vedas tell only to worship a formless, omnipresent, Almighty God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. God guides the universe through the eternal knowledge of Vedas once in the beginning of earth. At that time, knowledge of Vedas emanates from God and is originated in the heart of four Rishis in the shape of four Vedas. Thereafter only a learned acharya of Vedas has been preaching the knowledge of Vedas for their benefit.

Divine power is eternal and realised by a yogi in the shape of divine light and the yogi experiences divine pleasure.

Narender Sharma: In which part of our body soul live?
Swami Ram Swarup: While awake, soul resides in the left eye, while dreaming in throat and during sound sleep, soul resides in heart. These are the three places where the soul resides.

Shama: How one can win dev lok? How one can make mind like moon, eyes like surya? Can daughter perform agni sankar of parents please?
Swami Ram Swarup: Human body is called brahma lok/Dev lok. If a person becomes aspirant to realise God and follow the path of Vedas then he wins over i.e., exercises control over five sense, five perceptions and mind which means he has conquered Dev lok i.e., he has realised God. Other meaning of Dev is to please a Dev i.e., a learned acharya of yoga by good services to get the knowledge of Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy. But there is no other swarg/Dev lok where soul goes after leaving the body. If a family of a person follows the path of Vedas and lives happily without diseases and problems then too the residence of the family becomes a devlok.

Yes, there is no agni sanskar of parents please. But there is agnihotra or daah sanskar etc., which can be performed by any family member who is available at that time.

Deepak Bhai: Which mantra should I repeat in my mind all the time?
Swami Ram Swarup: Gayatri mantra is the best to repeat whole day if time permits otherwise the mantra may be repeated both times i.e., morning and evening.

Deepak Bhai: Is it written in Ved that Ved saying I don’t know about param purush? Netti neeti means ki isse aage main nahi janta.
Swami Ram Swarup: No, please. It is not mentioned in Vedas. Instead in Yajurveda mantra 31/18 it is stated that I know the param purush i.e., God who is away from illusion and is the form of light.

However, whatever, has been mentioned about God in Vedas, God is yet above the same, He being beyond calculation, beyond imagination.

Ajay : Is it true that there exist Pitralok, where our ancestor go and stay till they are reborn. I have come across some time when my late fathers Atma descended on one of my family members body and troubled them to draw attention during marriage and such rituals to gain there parental share after death. I do not personally believe but have come across such incidents. Would you enlighten and clear my doubt please?
Swami Ram Swarup: No please, there is no such Pitralok where after death any ancestors stay. The family life where parents and elders like grandfather, grandmother and other elders live is called pitrilok. It is also not possible that any atma can descend within any living being. This is all against the unchangeable laws of Vedas. Please also read articles on Vedic philosophy and After Death.

Seshwar Sehra: I would like more knowledge please on the topic of the Vedas, you mentioned about no talk of matas inside Vedas. Does this mean in the Vedas it does not refer to Ramayan and Mahabharat? Did these all happen or occur? When you go to common Mandirs why are they doing pooja of the forms of God? Isn’t the Vedas the basis of Hinduism teachings?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you for a long, happy life. Your views to secure more knowledge about Vedas are appreciated. In four Vedas, it is preached by Almighty God that human life is meant to listen to Vedas and to follow true path to get knowledge -science, to do pious deeds/discharging moral duties and real worship of God to get salvation.

Ramayan and Mahabharat are epics and tell the incidents that took place and got over in past, whereas Vedas never tell about any incident/history etc. In Vedas, no proper noun of human beings has been used. Yes, Mahabharat has been written by Vyas Muniji and Ramayan has been written first by Valmikiji, and Rishi-munis never tell lies. So, both the epics Mahabharat and Ramayan are true. I would like to advise you to read some of my books to have an insight into Vedas, only if you so desire.

As regards worship in temples, the same has been occurring for the last about 2500 years. After Mahabharat war i.e., 5,300 years the listening of Vedas from learned acharya was mostly dropped with the result, the generations became ignorant of Vedic knowledge. Then the self-made worship took place. So people may worship whatever they like but in Vedas God Himself has preached to worship only one formless, omnipresent, Almighty God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe.

Nowadays, most of the presents saints have attracted the public towards them telling the false, lucrative stories using music etc., and people have become mostly innocent from the eternal knowledge of Vedas. With the result people have left doing Yajyen, jaap of real name of God, contact with learned acharya of Vedas and practice of Ashtang Yoga philosophy.

Baldev Amin: Why only human beings keep loosing their values, characteristic, capacity, culture, morals etc. compared other living beings? In fact human being is the only living being blessed with such offering by almighty.
Swami Ram Swarup: Because human beings are free to do pious deeds or sins but result is awarded by God whereas other living beings are liable only to face the result of their past lives’ deeds i.e., other living beings have to do the deeds which have been earmarked to them and they are not liable to do any deed at their own discretion. So human beings are mostly indulged in illusion and start gaining continuous sinful pleasure of senses, organs and mind i.e., whatever they like, they do and therefore they keep loosing their values, characteristics, capacity, culture, morals etc. Yes, God has offered a soul with body of human being to do only pious deeds according to Vedas but nowadays most of human -beings do not know and therefore do not listen to Vedas. So they duly indulged in illusion mostly commit sins.

Rocky: I want to ask how the creation or evolution started….as it was unsexual creation. So means how it happen that human being come directly in young age?
Swami Ram Swarup: As mentioned in Vedas, creation is eternal. So is unchangeable. As mentioned in Rigveda mandal 10, sukta 129 and Shwetashwaropnishad shloka 6/8 the divine deeds, knowledge and power of Almighty God are natural/automatic. So at an appropriate time automatically the creation starts, it is nursed and final destruction takes place and then again God creates universe. So the process of creation, nursing and destruction is natural, automatic and eternal under the administration of Almighty God.

Now, when we study and know that God is formless, Almighty and one which means God never depends on others and needs no assistance to create, nurse and destroy the universe and even to do other divine deeds of the universe. Being Almighty He has all powers therefore we should not doubt His powers and supreme divine deeds by His divine, unlimited power/capability/calibre/ability. He is empowered to create non-sexual, young creation. Vedas are the proof of the same and Vedas, the true, eternal knowledge emanates direct from Almighty God.

Therefore, we must not doubt Vedas, a knowledge which emanates direct from God and does not originate from Rishi-munis any man, woman etc. You see, whatever which has being occurring in universe is all according to Vedas which itself is a proof that Vedas are the knowledge direct from God. Please read more questions and answers on Creation.

Ajay Gayadin: Can you explain my the purpose of 38 Poojas with havan?
Swami Ram Swarup: I heartily thank you and I appreciate your heartfelt views. My blessings to you for a long, happy life. I think I have already intimated to you about the eternal knowledge of four Vedas which emanates direct from God at the beginning of the earth. Really, the Vedas are the constitution of the universe whose commander is Almighty God. I mean to say that in Vedas, there is only worship of one formless, Almighty, omnipresent God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. The worships mentioned by you have not been mentioned in Vedas except the following, the desire of which are fulfilled by listening Vedas, performing Yajyen, name jaap of God and Ashtang Yoga practice under guidance of learned acharya of Vedas. All round progress and prosperity, health related needs, wealth related needs, any auspicious results, business related needs, conceiving and children, Namkaran pooja, education related needs, marriage and marital problem, success in job, to clear obstacles, court cases, griha pravesh. As regards havan, Samveda states that havan is performed and is deemed to have been completed in all respects when Brahma i.e., learned of four Vedas sits in Yajyen and aahuties are offered only with Ved mantras.

Yogesh Sharma: In someone’s horoscope Kaal surp is there. What should I do?
Swami Ram Swarup: Horoscope are only useful to remember the date of birth otherwise the rest of matter mentioned in horoscope is against the Vedas. Kaal sarp yog is not mentioned in Vedas. So one should not worry about the same.

Bhet Ghat: What are Raj, Tam and Satv gunas?
Swami Ram Swarup: Raj, Tam and satva are the three qualities of prakriti. When the said gunnas remain idle i.e., do not work then combination of the same is called prakriti and this time is called “final destruction” of the universe. When an appropriate time comes, the creation is to be started again. Then the power of God works in the above three gunnas i.e., in the prakriti and immediately the creation starts. Rajo gunn is a sign of sensuousness etc., Tamo gunn signifies laziness and sato gunn signifies ego, pride. Our human body is also made of the said three gunnas.

Jay Wisdome: You have answered the things very good and it very good understandable for everybody. Thank you! Hope that you can help my with this question also! Can a pundit decide the price from a yagya/pooja our people have to give something from there heart to him? Of course you have to give him also something for the pooja/yagya things they have bring to use that is normal! But can they decide the price from a yagya our pooja? Do online Internet expensive yagya/pooja have effects to clients? What kind of pooja/yagya there is?
Swami Ram Swarup: No, please. Pandit cannot decide the price for Yajyen. Yajmaan who wants to perform the Yajyen from Ved mantras is to arrange havan kund, samidhayein(twigs), sitting arrangement, pure ghee for aahuti and samagri. Dakshinna is given to the pandit i.e., purohit according to the yajmaan’s financial
capability which can be Rs.11/-, Rs.101/-, Rs.201/-, Rs.501/- etc. But the same is decided by yajmaan who wants to perform Yajyen.

No, please on line internet expensive Yajyen has no effect on clients because the same is not mentioned in Vedas. Yajyen is only performed by a Brahma i.e., who knows four Vedas. Please see the answer on how to do havan.

Jeevan Singh: I tried to meditate. Why is it that my mind is not still? Why is it that I can’t meditate fully? Swamiji I am 30 years already and life may stop any
moment. Please advise what to do?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes, no doubt that according to our previous lives’ deeds anybody’s life may end at any time but our real worship of God and present, pious deeds as defined in Vedas and holy granth, life may extend upto 400 years. So there is an extreme importance of present pious deeds. Please listen Shri Guru Granth Sahib and also try to read holy books written by any learned person, based on Vedas. I would also advise you to read some holy books written by me too which can be sent on receipt of your postal address if you so desire.

Yes, normally the aspirant fails to concentrate. So one should do at least some yog asans, prannayams and meditation under the guidance of experienced yoga teacher. In addition, one should try to observe strictly on satya, ahimsa, brahmcharya, Asteya, Aparigrah-five yams and shauch, santosh, tap, swadhyaye and Ishwar Prannidhanani- five niyams. This will enable an aspirant to concentrate and to do the holy name jaap of God successfully.

Hemant: What is the meaning of turiya? Please explain how one can attain this state? Can you please explain me in detail yog nidra? I have heard for a sadhak has to get up at brahma muharat & do his sadhana other wise every thing done is of no use. My question here is for a sadhak if he really wants to get up at brahma muharat how does he get the minimum sleep required for his body to be relaxed. Can you please explain me how do the yogis use to relax their body within no time was there any technique like yog nidra? If yes please explain how I can do the same.
The time each day which is lost while sleeping can be utilized for meditation i.e 1/3 of our life is lost while sleeping. Please help me out in guiding any possible measure to save the most valuable time. What is the exact brahma muharat starting & ending time? Awaiting for your valuable guidance on this matter..
Swami Ram Swarup: Turiya is the fourth stage of a yogi. First is jagrat, then swapan and then Sushupt. In the said three stages, there is no concentration or sign to realise the God. When a yogi does hard tapasya according to Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy then he attains Samadhi i.e., realisation of God in turiya stage.

When a yogi does havan, Yajyen, name jaap of God and practise of Ashtang yoga philosophy then while meditating or doing Yajyen, he feels that he is sleeping which is called yog nidra and actually the said nidra gives pleasure and not laziness etc. But I am astonished but I have to reply a lot even about a little bit secrecy of ashtang yoga philosophy which does not give any fruitful result to the readers as well as to those who put forth the questions. Why? Because they do not listen Vedas, do not do Yajyen and do not do practice of ashtang yoga philosophy under guidance of a yogi. Therefore, they do not get experience of little bit secrecy of ashtang yoga philosophy, instead, false saints who are against the Vedas read the secrecy and happily try to attract their so called disciples to tell the same to them, as if they themselves are yogi and really they claim themselves to be great yogi or saints, leaving behind the truth of eternal philosophy of Vedas.

Rashmi Sahu: What Vedas say how a woman should conduct when her husband has died? Is she eligible for second marriage as per Vedas? Sati pratha
is not mentioned in Vedas. Then why did king Pandu’s second wife Madri burned herself in funeral pyre? And Kunti alone looked after all the kids. Further divorce as per Vedas, what Vedas say when husband and wife are incompatible? Please enlighten us on this subject as per Vedas.
Swami Ram Swarup: Wish you all happy new year too. If the lady is young and wants baby then she should remarriage otherwise must keep strict brahmcharya like Kunti etc. Sati pratha is restrictedly prohibited in Vedas. Madari met with fire at her own thinking that she was only responsible for the death of her husband Pandu. In Atharvaveda, there are so many mantras which tell that if husband is sinner then wife must leave her husband if wife is corrupt/sinner then husband must leave her.

Minu: What is a meaning of Saam?
Swami Ram Swarup: There are many meanings of saam. But according to Vedas, saam means song/music. Actually Samveda is that Ved whose mantras are to be sung.

Seshwar Sehra: With regards to the quotes and meanings you outlined below about vegetarianism. I recently attended a Jaagraata where a Pandit performed the ritual. He said that he knows much about the Vedas and he himself was vegetarian. I find it shocking that when I asked him questions on vegetarianism he said that it is not forbidden in the Vedas for Hindus to eat meat and nowhere does it mention this. His comments were that on the contrary in many areas of the Vedas there is mention of sacrificing Bulls to Mata for to be blessed with her presence. He mentioned this sacrifice being based on the Tara Rani Katha regularly told at all Jaagraatas. I find it really bad that people of such high status are making these comments if they are not correct. Can you please comment on this matter? I know you mentioned that it does forbid in Vedas, but why does this Pandit who says he has also researched the Vedas disagree?
Swami Ram Swarup: In Vedas, there is only worship of formless, omnipresent, Almighty God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. The learned who has studied Vedas from his Acharya will never worship other devi-devtas etc, because the same have not been mentioned in Vedas. Vedas tell to follow non-violence and never to sacrifice living beings. So, I think the man who met you, had not studied Vedas. In Vedas, there is no distinction among human beings on Hindus, Muslim etc., i.e., present sects, then how any Ved mantra can say about Hindus eating meat. In Vedas, there is only one race mentioned, which is often of human-beings. Present caste-system has not been made by God in Vedas.

Even there is no mention about mata in Vedas. In Vedas, there are only five alive devas- father, mother, atithi, acharya and Almighty God who are respectable, adorable and one Almighty, formless God is to be worshipped. In Vedas, there is no mention of katha or proper noun. In Vedas, three matters have been mentioned in brief (1) knowledge (science), (2) description of pious deeds and to be away from bad deeds/sins (3) worship of formless, Almighty, omnipresent God. So, it is very much clear that the pandit whom you met does not know ABC about Vedas.

Rekha Nautiyal: What is the significant of celebrating new year?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Kaal i.e., speed of time can’t be broken even during the final destruction of the universe. However, God has made years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes, seconds etc., to make use of the same. So we calculate our ages, time of study, office hours, departure and arrival of trains, aeroplanes etc., and calculation of years for our benefit. There are four ashrams- Brahmcharya, Grihasth, Vannprasth and Sanyaas, each being of twenty five years duration. If years could not be calculated then how could be divided our age of 100 year in four ashrams. So is the case of one year we check all our activities of one year and then enter new year. We try to make our new year more beneficial and happy. So this is the only significance of new year that we look after our past and compare our future and work hard and follow the true path in present to make our future bright for the next year and so on.

Prashray: When you say that every knowledge known to man came from the Vedas and hence from God. Why is it that you say that astrology is not a part of it? And if it is why is terrorism not a part of it? Why is ignorance not a part of it?
Man is born innocent. What is this other energy “jo andhakaar failaana chah rahi hai?” If any evil exists, God must have created it. What needs to be done and what not? Every guru will give you not only what he learned but also what he experienced. People see everywhere what they want to see? All around me I see people trying to combat with guilt and boredom. No one is happy to be born. Parents pass on their faulty upbringing on their children and recreate themselves. Everyone wants to feel important. When you try to discover yourself, you are being laughed at. This world
has become a cage. I don’t want to live in cities and learn fake expressions. I really want to learn. Please kindly clear all my doubts.
Swami Ram Swarup: Knowledge of Vedas emanates direct from God in the beginning of earth. It is the fundamental law of God that Vedas are self-proof. So when we try to decide about the truth between two or more matters then it is to be considered that whether the matters have been mentioned in Vedas. If our views tally with Ved mantras then the matter is true otherwise false. I mean to say that astrology and terrorism are not mentioned in Vedas. So the same are against the
Vedas. The sign of ignorance and illusion are mentioned that such evil matters must be removed from the mind and we should always be a learned, faithful, honest, hard worker, cooperative, religious minded person. The true guru knows the philosophy of Vedas and ashtang yoga, he always speak truth. He is a tapasvi. He always think about the benefit of the public. He has control on his senses, perceptions and mind. Please read the articles on Gurus.

Birth and death is not in the hand of human beings. Both are eternal factors and are in the hand of God based on our good and bad deeds. Now, when the birth and death are not in our hands, then no question of not being happy for the same. It is natural and eternal. On the other hand when we have been blessed by God with human life, we must be a learned person and must make our future happy and bright to know the fact of life etc. it is not a question that people make spending fun. On the contrary, the religious true granth and the present true rishi-munis tell us to work hard to get progress in worldly pious deeds as well as in spiritualism, which is the only way to get happiness and peace. If a person gets progress only in materialistic world then he becomes devil, say the Vedas and all religious true holy books. So we must never think about spending fun towards religion but we must go on to achieve our true target of human life. We have to teach our self first and then we really becomes learned then we must teach others. So we must never mind that what other people say. We must only think that what God will say if we do not pass our lives in His worship and in discharging our moral duties towards family, society and nation well. My blessings to you for a long, happy life.

A N: My wife is against living with our parents. Please suggest.
Swami Ram Swarup: First of all we must always try to avoid divorce. Though, it is very clear truth that you are a son of your father and mother and you must look after your parents faithfully in their old age. But if your wife is not happy to live together then the true path to serve the parents can not be left, leaving being a great sin. So, you must educate your wife, well with loving mood and not with anger. Help of elder, learned person may also be sought.

Rashmi Sahu: Traditionally in India earlier water was stored in utensils made of pital, tamba and kansa as when water kept for long times in these pots due to the metallic properties. Which utensils are the best?
Swami Ram Swarup: Tamba is the best, please.

Raj Bhalla: In your Parvachan, you mentioned 33 Devs. I know 5 are Gyan and 5 are Karma Indriyas. Can you please name the remaining 23. Rigveda mentions about 33 Devs in Mandla 8 but does not name them. Rigveda does say that none of them are any superior or inferior from each other.
Swami Ram Swarup: The description of thirty three devas is as under please- Eighty vasus – prithivi, vaayu, surya, aakash, chandrama, nakshatre, jal and agni. Twelve adityas i.e. twelve months. Eleven rudras i.e. ten prannas and one soul
Prajapati and Indra.

Hitesh Vegad: What is meant by yaksh? What is it tell me all about it in details if found what it is and what to do with it?
Swami Ram Swarup: In Atharvaveda mantra 8/9/8, it is mentioned that only due to the study of Vedas Yajyen is performed otherwise Yajyen will not be performed on the earth. Further it is stated that knowledge of Vedas enables us to do pious deeds and “yaksham Eyjati” i.e., God is realised. So in the Ved mantras, meaning of yaksha is almighty God. In Kenopnishad, the description of yaksha is also mentioned.

Hemant: Were Purans extracted from Vedas? People say that they are simplified form for Kalyug. There are many gods and goddesses described in them. The common man in this Kalyug is worshipping this form of God. I think Almighty is an ocean and sagun forms are rivers. How can we worship God? How will prem bhav be generated within us?
Swami Ram Swarup: As regards other Gods and Goddesses, they are self made and not God made. Vedas are self proof so if anybody desires to reach at truth then he will have to seek the proof of Ved mantras i.e., if the views of anyone tally with Ved mantras then views, worship etc., are true otherwise false being against the Vedas. So now a days study of Vedas is necessary to decide truth. Therefore in purannas, those matters which tally with the Vedas are only true. Purannas are neither simple form of Vedas nor an extract of Vedas.

No deity has been chosen by God to carry out any of the acts of universe. We must know that God is Almighty and He Himself is empowered to create, nurse and destroy the universe. He does not need any help and there is no assistant of God, because He is Almighty. So God has all unlimited powers within Him why will He ask for anyone to assist Him. God is ever independent however souls are dependent. God needs no eye to see whereas souls depend on eye to see.

Almighty is not ocean but He is beyond ocean. Almighty God has unlimited qualities, so He cannot be considered in limitation. Soul has limited power but God has unlimited powers.

Almighty, formless God has created the universe. Creation is in form. Ocean and rivers both are created by God. So, how can ocean full of water and other living beings be like God? Ocean is creation and the creator i.e., Almighty God is eternal and cannot be created.

So river, ocean, water its generation and destruction at the time of final destruction are the result of creation from prakriti. Thus we cannot say that river after doing its job will merge in the ocean will be called ocean. The said process is actually eternal and made by God. But God has not made the process that a soul can be indulged in God and will become God. Secondly, God has not made a process/law that souls are the separated part of God because Vedas say “ASNAVIRAM AVARNNAM” i.e., God is
formless and no hole can be made in God (He cannot be pierced) .The name of God is “ADITI” as well which means who cannot be broken into pieces. So soul is also not a broken piece of Almighty God.

To do the name jaap of God, one must take the advice of a present living acharya who knows Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy. Such matter cannot be briefed here being lengthy. However, in short common man must start worship of God by doing jaap of OM, he must also chant Gayatri mantra both times and do daily havan with Gayatri mantra both times. He must also listen to Vedas then he should seek shelter of a learned acharya.

When the aspirant will listen to Vedas and then will start stuti (divine qualities) i.e., praise of Almighty God with Ved mantras daily along with its meaning and deep ideas then the aspirant will sure love God. You see, when we listen praises of a movie then we go to see the movie. When we listen about the beauty/good qualities of a girl then we try to make contact with her parents to select the girl for marriage with our son etc. Similarly when we listen to the divine qualities of God and praise Him then a divine love will be developed in our heart regarding God.

Mawaram: While performing Shraaddha ceremony for the departed soul, that is, Bhandara on the twelve day. Two religious rituals are performed, one with the pandas which is done in a tent outside of the residential home and another is done inside the home and in the final part, Gita is read. This is our customs in U.P. Can both rituals be performed in the tent and if no, please let me know why not?

Swami Ram Swarup: It is an eternal law that to reach at truth we have to consider four Vedas. Thereafter, we have to consider the decision of present Rishis who is a philosopher of Vedas. This fact has also been mentioned by Rishi Patanjali in Yog shastra Sutra 1/7 mean to say if our views tally with Vedas or with the preach of present Rishi then the same are true otherwise false. As the shradh procedure has neither been mentioned in Vedas nor any present Rishi accepts. Therefore the same is not authentic. It is clear that when soul resides in human body then only eyes, ears, nose, mouth, tongue, hands, legs etc., work therefore the mouth takes meal ,eyes see, nose smells etc., but when soul comes out from the body then in a worldly language, everybody says that the person has died. So the nose, mouth i.e., not a single organ of the body works when a person dies. Yajurveda chapter 39 says that when soul comes out of the body, it remains in Sushupt stage i.e., like in coma and after thirteen days, soul becomes eligible to take next birth. In Sushupt stage, soul cannot take any meal etc. since she has not got any mouth. And after taking birth soul takes feed from mother. So, shradh for soul is not done as per Vedas. However, those who observe it at their own may go ahead.

Sushma Gulyani: May I attend the yog classes or study of Vedas?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes, please everybody is welcome.

Zarina: If there is one Almighty God as mentioned in Brahmasutra of Veda please justify why Lord Krishna, Shiv. Ganesh say to worship them. If god doesn’t have image, father and mother. This contradict the Veda. Which is more authentic shruti or smritis?
Swami Ram Swarup: People worship statue and thereon but Vedas strictly prohibit idol worship, God being formless, omnipresent, Almighty and creator of the universe.

Due to lack of knowledge of Vedas, for the last 5,300 years i.e., after Mahabharat war people have not studied Vedas and self. Thus not followed the path of four Vedas. Therefore, in the absence of knowledge of Vedas, people have made their own path, please. Hence, the contradiction of Vedas.

Mohit: I have done everything I liked to do in life. Now I have nothing to do and now I feel bored. So I don’t want to live on this earth anymore. Can you tell me what should I do which can make me happy?
Swami Ram Swarup: These are your own views that you have done everything which you liked to do in life. Like you, most of the people are innocent and do not know about three eternal matters for which human life has been blessed by God to us. Those eternal three matters are Almighty God, souls and prakriti, You have please been indulged in prakriti made matters of universe like parents, family members, society, house, gold, property etc., which all are illusion and cause of sorrows, tensions, problems, early death etc., based on your experience of worldly affairs. You say that you have done everything with the said materialistic articles but the human body blessed to you for realising God and to make life long and happy has not been used for target (motto) . I mean to say that motto of human life is to realise God, while performing all moral duties and doing all pious deeds. Those who are always indulged in materialistic articles, learn the worship of Almighty God or contact with learned acharya, such articles make them to kill their soul and force them even to indulge in great sin of suicide.

As is said in Vedas by God Himself, I would advise you to make contact with a local learned acharya of Vedas who will sure advise you for your betterment. I even invite you if you can able to come here even for two-three days. Please, confirm. My blessings to you for a long, happy life.

Monika: In today’s world, why is self-control required?
Swami Ram Swarup: There is need to search for any lovable article which has been lost. In Satyug, treta, Dwapur Vedas’ knowledge was in vogue and observed by every household in letter and spirit. This was the reason that people at that time were soft spoken, did not use harsh language and exhibited extreme tolerance/patience.

One historical example of Sri Ram can be quoted here. When his wife Sita was abducted by Ravanna , he could easily asked his brother Bharat to help him. With money, army, etc. Ram then could have easily conquered Lanka immediately to release his wife from Ravanna’s captivity, but Sri Ram was very patient and tolerant. He tried to convince Ravanna for one year so as to avoid devastating war. But when Ravanna did not agree then Sri Ram without seeking help of his brother king Bharat, took assistance of army of vaanars and declared war against Ravanna.

At present, due to lack of knowledge of Vedas, if neighbours say something provocative then immediately the fight ensues from the other end. Hence, we should accept the fact that due to lack of knowledge of Vedas and valuable advice of learned acharya, there is very less patience or tolerance among public and bad conduct, corruption, anger, sensuousness, ego, pride, greed has increased among people.

Peace has been shattered everywhere. You know that all souls want peace and happiness for which tolerance and patience is necessary. These virtues can be inculcated by listening Vedas and seeking shelter of learned acharya of Vedas.

Harish Arya: How can 5 niyams and 5 yams improve our concentration and memory?
Swami Ram Swarup: In this connection , I would advise you to please study my book named “Brahamcharya- Ek Dukh Nivarak Divya Manni” in which I have described so many matters in detail. The book can be sent to you if you so desire on the receipt of your postal address. However, here in short, I can tell that when our thoughts go out from eyes, nose, tongue, ears and skin and the worldly thoughts enter through the same in the absence of observing yam and niyam then a great deal of our mental and physical strength is spent baselessly. If a person becomes able to observe five yams and five niyams under the guidance of an acharya then that person’s mental and physical strength will remain within him, increasing mental and physical strength which increases memory, concentration and huge strength, power, sweetness, honesty, satisfaction etc., etc.

Harish Arya: In the way to God, what should be my first step followed by the other?
Swami Ram Swarup: First step in the spiritualism is to make contact with a learned acharya to get his valuable preach.

Vinita Tejwani: I want to know history of Satyavadi Raja Harishchandra?
Swami Ram Swarup: I do not know much about Satyawadi Raja Harishchandra except that he was a philosopher of Vedas and used to serve Rishi-munis. His wife’s name was Tara and his son was named Rahul. Once his acharya Rishi Vishwamitra asked for his kingdom and he immediately donated the rishi, again asked for guru dakshina for which king Harishchandra served under the person who cremated people. His wife also served at some other place.

Suddenly his son was bitten by snake and he met with death. Wife of Harishchandra was too poor to arrange the funeral price. She asked her husband to do cremation free of cost which Raja Harishchandra denied.

Rajesh Bhosale: I am really want to devote my whole life for almighty God. What should I do? I want to know real aim of human being.
Swami Ram Swarup: Real aim of human being is to realise God for which the first step of aspirant must be to go under shelter of learned acharya of Vedas to listen his valuable preach, the acharya will then brief further knowledge and true path to be adopted.

Everybody wants pleasure and peace which is showered only by Almighty God. True eternal path to worship the Almighty God is obtained by the mercy of a learned acharya of Vedas. You may read any of my books if you so desire, to have an insight into Vedas and worship of God.

Mohan: In our Hindu mythology there is a reference to a conversation between Mahalakshmi and Maha Vishnu, where the goddess is asking the lord “while the entire world worships you, whom do you worship”?
Swami Ram Swarup: Such conversation/stories are mentioned in some books but not in Vedas, please. Vedas are eternal knowledge which emanate in the heart of Rishis direct from God. Vedas tell only to worship one, eternal, Almighty, omnipresent, formless God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe Himself, He being Almighty has all unlimited divine powers within Him. Therefore the God Himself creates, nurses and destroys the universe and does not need help of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. The formless, Almighty omnipresent God is worshipped by entire universe to have pleasure and peace but formless, unchangeable, eternal omnipresent Almighty God never worships anybody. Because Vedas tell vide Yajurveda mantra 27/36 that the God who is Almighty and whose glory, fame is unlimited is eternal and unchangeable one and neither equivalent or more powerful God was born, is born or shall born.

Kalyan Tarolah: What does the Purusha Shukta teach about the relationship between Purusa and the world?
Swami Ram Swarup: Purush sukta is 31st chapter of Yajurveda. Here the Purush means Almighty God. Almighty God creates, nurses, destroys and again creates the universe. His
pious deeds are divine and unlimited to rule the universe. And the said is the relation between Purush and the said universe.

Latika Negi: I am scared of spells and black magic. Is Mahamrityunjay yantra helpful?
Swami Ram Swarup: Such magic is not mentioned in Vedas, shastras, Upanishads, Geeta, Ramayana etc., and this is not authentic, please. So please do not believe in such
magic. Happiness and sorrows are to be faced based on our deeds of previous life as per deeds of our previous life as per Rigveda mantra 10/135/1-3 and present deeds which we do are to be faced in future. So what the black magic will do in this matter of God. God awards the result of deeds and not any magic or anybody etc.

You should pursue your family life based on your pious deeds, honesty, hardworking and earnings etc. Always avoid the criticism from others, they will do but a learned person must over-sight. Jealousy is a great sin. Atharvaveda states that the person who is jealous will never be happy.

Actually, there is no mahamritunjaya yantra but Yajurveda mantra 3/60 is the mantra which is being called mahamritunjaya jaap. If a person desires to get the benefit of Yajurveda mantras then he should do havan with this mantra, please. The mantra encloses the idea itself that Oh! God I do Yajyen. Kindly give me long, happy life. So, one should do the havan with the said mantra. Almighty God at a proper time creates, nurses and destroys the universe and again creates. It is a general question that when all the human/living beings, at the time of final destruction become dead and in the new creation there is no mother, father, acharya/guru to give the knowledge to the non-sexual creation then who gives knowledge? Because knowledge is always gained when it is given by anyone. This is clarified in four Vedas and further in shastras that God is the first guru of ancient four Rishis who give
knowledge in the shape of four Vedas. I mean to say that four Vedas are eternal and are the knowledge direct from God.

Vedas give us knowledge, form of deeds and worship. So that is real worship which is mentioned in Vedas and in Vedas it is preached that we have to worship only one formless, omnipresent, omniscient, Almighty God. Shivling worship is not mentioned in Vedas. So it is up-to you whether you worship formless God according to Vedas by getting knowledge of Vedas or you worship Shivling or tantra etc.

Raju Rao: Please tell me the cause and basic reason of same gender relationships in human beings.
Swami Ram Swarup: Cause and basic reason of same gender relationships is due to lack of knowledge of Vedas. Vedas tell to adopt four ashrams i.e., Brahamcharya,
Grahstha, vanprasth and sanyas ashram. Brahamcharya ashram is actually the most powerful base to avail more than 100 years of long, happy life of marriage, vanprastha and sanyas. Nowadays people are not aware of the importance of Brahamcharya wherein it is taught how to control five senses, five perceptions and mind. I have written a book on Brahamcharya, based on Vedas, and can be sent to you if you desire. So due to lack of Brahamcharya and hearing, seeing, touching, tasting, smelling, the present western waves of freedom of senses, not only in India but whole world has been badly effected resulting in diseases, corruption, early death, tension, problems, coward-ness, addiction etc., etc. So when our generation is not aware of the bad effect in lacking Brahamcharya then they want to make themselves happy by any means and also by adopting the wrong means.

Sarvesh Shukla: I have learned from your many answers that many false shlokas has been added in Valmiki Ramayan and Mahabharata. I am very keen to read the real correct version of the same. I would be really grateful if you could suggest any book (writer) whose Hindi or English version of these great epics are correct. Moreover I also want to read the correct translation of Vedas. Please help me Guruji.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Please read Valmikee Ramayana and Mahabharata translated and commented (Hindi) by Jagdeeshwaranand Saraswatiji which do not contain added shlokas. Both the books may be purchased from M/s Govind Ram Hasanand, Nai Sadak, Delhi (INDIA). Correct translation of Vedas is also available with the said shop. I would also advise you to read Brahamcharya book and Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta Part I, based on Vedas, written and translated by me from the said shop if possible.

Anonymous: When will I get married, how will be my wife and my married life?
Swami Ram Swarup: It is all in the hands of God. But God helps those who help themselves. So, please ask your parents to seek a suitable match for you but first of all you must be independent to bear the responsibility of family life well.

Narender Reddy: Dear swamiji, at the beginning only 4 non-alive rishis were there, than how did women came into existence? After human being dies, the soul will be in space for 13 days and if it takes rebirth as some animal than is there any chance to take rebirth of human being after animal? If so than after how many births soul will take birth as human being?
Being a human being, by doing good karma and by studying Vedas and doing Yajyen, we kill our previous life’s bad deeds. How to kill the bad deeds which we did in present life? Rishi Parashuram was the guru of Bheeshma but Rishi Parashuram name was even mentioned at the time of Shri Ram. Can you brief about him?
Swami Ram Swarup: Not four alive Rishis but several non-sexual creations were made. Amongst them four rishis were selected to give the knowledge of four Vedas. Human body is blessed by God when sins and pious deeds become equal. So when a person gets animal’s or bird’s body according to his deeds then he will get human life again when his pious deeds and sins become equal. The present lives’ bad deeds are also killed by present pious deeds.
Nowadays, also there are names of Ramchandra, Krishna, etc. So in every yuga, the same names can occur.

Dharmendra: Please tell me the meaning of shloka 15 in aadhaya 11 and shloka 26 of aadhyay 9 of Bhagvadgeeta. Please tell me what knowledge about computer given in Vedas and I want 2 know that how Krishna took birth and how he went to Yashoda from Devki?
Swami Ram Swarup: Geeta shloka 11/15: The human body made by God is actually a real temple of God, where God manifests/originates. Secondly, whatever there is in universe, the same is in human body. But due to lack of study of Vedas, practice of ashtang yoga and contact with learned acharya, neither God nor the inner divine pictures are realized. Third truth which is mentioned in Yajurveda mantra 40/6 is this that the whole universe is within the God and when the universe is destroyed and converted into prakriti then too the prakriti and all souls take shelter within God, as mentioned in the 8th mandal of Rigveda. So, the eternal philosophy, as said latter has been mentioned in Bhagwad Geeta shloka 11/15. the preach of Yogeshwar Krishna impressed Arjuna and Arjuna then realized that a complete Yogi like Shri Krishna wherein Almighty God manifests, bears the whole universe within Him and that is why, Arjuna states in the said shloka that O! (DEV) i.e., learned of Vedas and Yogeshwar (TAV) in your (DEHAH) body (PASHYAMI) I see (SARVAANN DEVAN) all live and non-alive devas (TATHA) and (BHOOT VISHESHSANGHAN) i.e., bunch of all kinds of living beings and earth etc., (KAMALASANASTHANAM) sitting on asan made of prakriti named kamala, I see (BRAHAMANAM) brahma (ISHAM) Ishwar (SARVAAN) all (RISHIN) rishi (CHA) and (DIVYAN) divine (URGAAN) snakes move on belly.

In Bhagwad Geeta shloka 9/26 Yogeshwar Krishna’s idea is that in the worship of Almighty God, it is not necessary to offer a big article, assets etc. if you see, all articles are of Almighty God and the people who have the capability to offer the article, they can offer in Yagya and if a poor people has not such power/capability to offer, then the leaves, flowers,
water can be offered faithfully and you see, the water, flowers are also given by God. So the shloka, I think well understood by you, please. If any doubt, you may send e-mail again please. So, not in both the said shloka but in whole Bhagwad Geeta the worship of formless God has been introduced. Computer’s knowledge will be given later please.

Sri Krishna was a Yogeshwar. He took birth as a person gets birth under the rules and regulations of Almighty God.

Shama: Swamiji is it possible to know that after death from where the prana left the body, I mean from mouth ear or from eyes ? If yes how? Swamiji, I have deep interest in adhyatma right now god is making me to read Vedas, upanishdas and manusmruti. Also one opportunity is knocking my door to do job. I don’t want to go away from my adhyatmic frequencies. Also I want to earn money for my family and society. Our Vedas also tells us to be a rich so that we can fly hear to there. Yes I want to do a part time job but in a spiritual environment and in adyatmic khsetra where I can give time for my spiritual chintan and manan. I need your guidance.
Swami Ram Swarup: After death, it is not possible, please whatever is to be known in present life. Your idea to earn the money for family is appreciated. In 40th chapter of
Yajurveda it is mentioned that one should get progress in both paths i.e., spiritualism as well as worldly pious deeds/matters. So your views are according to Vedas.

Spiritual time is from 4 O’clock in the morning to 6 O’ clock and in the evening/night as the time permits. So rest of the time of the day is to discharge the family duties faithfully and honestly.

Rajesh: Tell me about Amrit sanjeevani paath?
Swam Ram Swarup: Amrit sanjeevani path means salvation. Human body is meant to get salvation and for the said path Almighty God has given the knowledge of four Vedas, at
the beginning of the earth. So to follow the Amrit Sanjeevani path one should listen to Vedas from a learned acharya and obey the Vedas path.

Rajesh: Somebody is very sick and I want him to get better with the grace of God. Which Puja is best for him? He is in the hospital and almost in semi coma state. Please help.
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas state that all pious desires are fulfilled by performing havan with Ved mantras. So you may learn havan’s procedure from a local learned acharya/arya Samaj and must do daily havan. After havan, must pray to God for his health. It will be fulfilled by God.

Priyal: Who was Karna?
Swami Ram Swarup: Karnna was a son of Rishi Surya and his mother’s name was Kunti. He was brother of five Pandavas. He learnt Vedas as well as weapon education from
Parshuramji and fought against Pandavas. He was killed in the war by Arjuna.

K D Gupta: It was just beyond expectation that you were taking the really wanted generation with you. Actually this is the right age of human to be with our Vedas. In the vishwaroop darsan Arjun saw only kaurwas, but not Abhimanyu and their other sons.
Swami Ram Swarup: The worship of God in Vedas starts from childhood, please after performing upnayan sanskar and vedarambh sanskar. In vishwaroop darshan, Arjuna saw
whatever Yogeshwar Shri Krishna Maharaj wanted to make him know.

Ashish: Could you kindly tell us something in YOGA which can be performed in the hustle bustle of our daily lives, and helps us attain some peace of mind and help overcome our fears and weaknesses?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yoga philosophy is deep but not difficult to learn. It is to be learnt from a learned acharya of Vedas. Acharya preaches Vedas and the path to attain salvation while performing family duties. So it is an eternal rule that yoga philosophy is taught in the presence of aspirant. So either you can come here or learn the same from a
local yoga acharya. However, daily eight yoga asans and three types of prannayam are sufficient.

Vinod: Why is onion and garlic prohibited?
Swami Ram Swarup: Onion and garlic are included as vegetarian food and full of vitamins. They protect from heat stroke, make stomach strong and make strong eye sight etc., but both are of Tamogunni nature and therefore only Brahmachari must not take the same.

K D Gupta: It is said that after Ravana Yudh, all supporters of Shri Ram were made alive by Indra. Was Mahabharat war necessary? What happened to Pandavs and Ashwathama after the war?
Swami Ram Swarup: It is not mentioned in most authentic Valmikee Ramayana that Indra brought back to life of the soldiers of Shri Ram. Once, when a person is dead, he can not be made alive as per the fundamental law of nature. Mahabharata war was necessary to establish true religion i.e., truth, justice and righteousness in the society and especially the
eternal path of Vedas’ philosophy. As regards Pandavas, they did not meet with death in war. Ashwathama also escaped himself in the war.

Bharti: Is there any asanas that can be done from first month of pregnancy for normal delivery. I am two months pregnant, and this is my first pregnancy.
Swami Ram Swarup: Sukhasan is the only asan, please.

Ajay Gayadin: I looking for a good pundit, that is still a real pundit in heart and soul. Why? Because in this time you find only pundits that care only for money not for their work for as pundit. In Europe people not trust pundits more, like in India they have gone greedy and they now only run for money not for proper puja and puja also is a business now in
India. I hope you can help my to give the proper knowledge to humans about Religion and Spirituality, Hinduism, Vedic Mythology, Music and Mantras, yagya, poojas, etc. You have to explain the real things that I shall translate here in Europe. What is a pundit? What are their duties? And more things, what they are not explaining properly, etc.
Swami Ram Swarup: Literal meaning of pundit is “a learned person” i.e., learned of Vedas. Yajurveda mantra 31/11 states “BRAHMANNAHA (who knows Vedas and Almighty, formless God) MUKHAM ASEET i.e., Brahmin is the most superior, most honourable in the world. So a pundit is synonymous to Brahmin. Such dignitary is also called “NARASHANSHAHA”, in Vedas Narashansha means “he who is adorable amongst human beings.” But the greatest quality of pundit/Brahmin is that he is a learned of Vedas and yoga philosophy which is integral part of Vedas. Learned of Vedas means, the all the three education, i.e., knowledge, deeds and worship, have been learnt and are in action of the Brahmin because mere study
does not serve the purpose. So Brahmin is a pundit, Yogi, saint, Narashansha, priest, rishi, muni, Tapsvi etc. He has done hard study of Vedas and shastras, Upanishads etc., has practised yoga philosophy and has control on five senses, five perceptions and mind. Yajurveda mantra 33/78 states that such pundit/Brahmin desires that the public must be rich and
happy. He preaches Vedas and makes the aspirants able to do havan to get peace. Yajurveda mantra 27/43 states that the said Brahmin/pundit protects the public to remain away from the sins and to achieve the target of human life i.e., to attain Arth, dharma, Kaam, Moksh, by preaching Vedas. Yajurveda mantra 27/39 states that such Brahmin pundit has wonderful qualities, deeds and wonderful nature. He is a real friend of public. He keeps away all the aspirants from bad deeds/sins and makes them able to do only pious deeds. He is most respectful.

So there are several qualities of Brahmin/ pundit elaborated in Vedas which cannot be mentioned here, being lengthy. Manusmriti shloka 1/88 also states that the duties of Brahmin/pundit is to do hard study of Vedas, to perform Yajyen and enable the public to do Yajyen and thus to donate the education.

Such tapsvees i.e., Brahmin/pundit never become greedy and they cannot be professional. Due to the effect of Vedas, study and ashtang yoga practice and control on senses, perceptions and mind. Real religion is to know the Vedas and thereafter to discharge duties towards family, society and nation faithfully.

Ish Kumar Chopra: How one can control the flow of negative thoughts causing harm to the body? How can one serve the society selflessly?
Swami Ram Swarup: Though it is a very difficult task to control the inflow of negative thoughts but yet it is not impossible for a brave aspirant. In Mahabharat, Bheeshma Pitamah too states that Oh! Yudhishthir there is an easy way to control the incoming bad thoughts that the person when thinks that the bad thought is about to come then immediately he should stop the same outside and must start to think or learn the pious views. Most of the saints based on mere bookish knowledge too state that it is very easy to stop bad thoughts that one must keep his mind pure, he should not think bad or he should start name jaap of God etc., etc., but Vedas as well as experiences of learned Rishi-munis donot agree with the said statement. Though the statement of Bheeshma Pitamah has got power and effects based on the hard tapasya of Bheeshma Pitamah so stop the negative/bad thoughts one will have to control his senses, perceptions and mind. To control the same, he requires to listen to Vedas and do asan, prannayam and meditation. He must also do daily havan even with Gayatri mantra. The said knowledge will be gained through the advise of learned acharya of Vedas.

Otherwise, mere statements of the saints and others based on bookish knowledge has gone in vain a yet and will go in vain in future too. Selfless services are also done by those who
have become desire free by adopting the above said knowledge because the said knowledge makes man to control the senses and mind and makes man desire-less.

Rajeev Topannavar: I want to organize Yajyen with you in Belgaum.
Swami Ram Swarup: Your views are highly appreciated to organize Yajyen in Belgaum. Please also confirm that my speech in Hindi or in English would be understood by the loving people who would be attending the Yajyen. Yajyen may be organised for a minimum for 3, 5, and 11 days, (both times i.e., morning and evening). The scheduled time should be from 7.00a.m. to 10.00a.m. in morning and 4.00p.m. to 7.00p.m. in the evening. However, time may be intimated by you, which suits you. Desi ghee to offer the aahutis, havan samagri sufficiently required keeping in view that how many persons will be offering the ghee aahuti as yajmaan. Suitable sitting arrangement i.e., yaj shala in open may be arranged. Suppose three or five or eleven yajmaan are to offer the aahuti then similar the number of havankunds/bedis will have to be prepared. The aahuti will be offered by chanting purely Ved mantras. The mantras will be chanted by me and explanation described by me. I will preach worship of Almighty, formless, omnipresent God only. However, the description of Bhagwan Ram, Bhagwan Krishna, quoting Geeta, Ramayan, shastras, upnishad will be preached. A harmonium which will be played by me to sing spiritual songs may please be arranged along with an artist of tabla or dholak. So the above said arrangement may please be made by you. And because I would have to come from far distance of India i.e., from Himachal Pradesh so one -sided train fare, if possible, of second A.C may kindly be provided. Now, the problem is date to be fixed. I always become busy from January to June every year because several holy Yajyen are organised here daily and people also learn ashtang yoga philosophy i.e., yam, niyam, asan, prannayam, pratyahar, dharma, dhyan (meditation) and Samadhi. They do practise here. So the suitable time is available with me in September-October 2008 only. Though I remain busy in these months also in writing spiritual books and other spiritual activities but I shall try to spare this valuable time for your most valuable pious Yajyen please, my blessings to you for a long happy life. However, I would also advise you to attend annual holy Yajyen wherein aahutis of all four Vedas with description of mantras is offered during April to June every year. And yoga shivir is also organised. I shall bear your one-sided train fare also if you
need. Boarding and lodging are always free here. You may attend this Yajyen between 25th April till 2nd week of June 2008, for as many days as you wish. It will give you an experience to organise Yajyen in your home town and you will learn a lot.

Parisa A.: I am from Iran and a University student. Last week we were discussing about destiny with my teacher. He talked about you, he said that you can answer our question & he gave your email address & said that if we have problems you can answer the solution. Actually I am a person who believes in signs which God send us to show us the way, so when I heard about you, I thought that you are one of that signs and can help me to live better & understand the world much better. I have heard that you have some special powers even you have treated some sick people. I want to know how you have such special powers. I want to ask you to accept me as your student please. I promise you to be a good student and do whatever you suggest. Just teach me to live better, teach me to understand the whole world. I have some problems in my life that I can’t solve them. I have so many questions about life, God, etc. Please teach me.
Swami Ram Swarup: My Dear daughter, My blessings to you for a long, happy life. Please also convey my good wishes to Dr. Hossein Sabori. I appreciate your views regarding signs. When anyone on the earth would listen to Vedas, he will find that Vedas contain three education: (1.) Knowledge i.e., science, (2.) Form of Deeds i.e., (KARMA) and (3.) worship of Almighty, omnipresent, formless God who is one for whole universe. So the science which is being introduced uptil now has already been mentioned in Vedas. Though the above said three main matters are in huge number but I would like to quote only one or two examples of some matters. You are a student and such knowledge must be gained by you. Therefore I quote some examples from Vedas as under:
1. SCIENCE:- (a) Yajurveda mantra 18/24 teaches counting right from numbers 1,2,3,4 to infinite. This mantra also teaches addition telling 1+2=3; 3+2=5 etc. Similarly, it teaches subtraction. (b) Rigveda mantra 1/34/11 state to the technicians/engineers to make aeroplanes which are capable to remain in the sky for a journey continuously for three days, three nights and further eleven days and eleven nights.

2. DEEDS:- Vedas educate about Brahmcharya, family life, vanprasth, sanyas (ascetiesm), political science, agriculture, duties of warrior, king, father, mother, brother, sister. Some examples of which are quoted below-
(a) Rigveda mantra 4/57/8 projects the idea as to how cultivation/farming is done. It states that farmer should utilize the iron tools, plough etc., to plough the fields and should cultivate land to attain happiness by growing grains.
(b) Atharvaveda mantra 2/7/1 states that king who is as glorious as fire should control thieves, dacoits to maintain peace in kingdom. Atharvaveda mantra 2/7/2 states that king who extracts tax from his subjects should punish the culprits to bring happiness for his subjects.

3. WORSHIP:- (dhyan/meditation) Yajurveda mantra 37/2 states that the God is formless and one. He rules the whole universe alone. As if His earth, heavenly bodies emitting light and space created by Him are in token to praise Him (God). The learned Tapasvis (saints, phakirs, ascetics etc.) concentrate their mind, intellect and all deeds within the greatest omnipresent God and realise him.

So God in the above mantras advises the people to do pious deeds to promote brotherhood on the earth, to get progress in each pious matter together and to get permanent peace and over all justice.

Those who follow the pious path are blessed by God with peace and long happy life and final liberation. This long, happy life along with pleasure is therefore the result of self pious deeds of a person. Secondly, the God states that when a person breaks the laws of God in Vedas, Quran sharief, Bible, Guru Granth Sahib or any other holy books then God awards the sins to the person and the result of the sins is sorrows, problems, tensions etc., so the said sorrows are also the result of self deeds of the person. From the above, it is concluded that pleasure or sorrows are to be faced by a person due to the result of his previous lives’ pious deeds or sins respectively. So, the destiny (luck) is due to one’s own deeds as said above and the result of deeds is awarded by Almighty God Himself. Now question arises then what is the use of human life to worship God, the answer which is that there are three types of deeds.

There are three types of deeds (karmas) – sanchit, prarabhadh and kriyamann. Suppose one soul has to take birth (body). It means he has to face total number of deeds of his all previous lives and these deeds are called sanchit karmas but sanchit deeds are huge/unlimited and cannot be faced in one life. So the karmas which can be faced in one life are called
prarabhadh (luck-destiny). So God has not made our luck at His own but Almighty God has taken the deeds which we have already done.

Yajurveda mantra 7/48 clarifies that human being is free to do any deed good or bad but God only awards the result. Now the balance deeds from sanchit deeds will be counted in the next life. Now the deeds which we do in our day today present life are called kriyamann.

If we do pious deeds according to Vedas, shastras and holy books and based on pious preaches of Rishi, Muni/learned saints then our all sanchit deeds are burnt and we can get salvation. Human beings are free in the matter of doing deeds good or bad. But result will be awarded by God. So we must worship and do pious deeds under guidance of a learned Guru. One should go always ahead for hard working, pious deeds, worship to make future bright himself. One should always work hard towards a right path.

Worship does not mean that we are free to discharge only our family duties, education, etc., but rather it is a sin. We have to get progress in both way at a time i.e., spiritualism and worldly progress i.e., science, education, duties towards family etc. God creates the universe according to His eternal law framed in Vedas which are always unchangeable and unchallengeable. So we have to follow the law of God always to get long happy life.

Total number of deeds of previous lives, when a soul is ready to take birth under the control of God, which are called Sanchit. When the soul takes birth then the soul starts bearing the result of his personal deeds within the present life and happenings will occur accordingly. Such types of deeds are called destiny (luck). The third types of deeds are present deeds
which we are doing right from the morning to night. So if a person does pious deeds in the present life then as said above, his luck gets changed, i.e., if the person has to face trouble, sorrows etc., on a particular day that kind of trouble, sorrow etc., will be destroyed and he will not bear the consequences of that. So a person in human life can destroy all his bad deeds and can realise God and can attain final liberation and this is the best use of human life. So destiny (luck) is nothing but to face the result of our own deeds of previous lives.

I also realise that you are a good student and an aspirant to know about the world deeds, future and God etc., and I am happy that a student of your calibre would sure gain the knowledge. Dear daughter, you can send your problems regarding your desire to know God and other matters. You are always welcome. Again my blessings to you!

C K Vatsa: How is it determined whether a male or female will be born?
Swami Ram Swarup: Your faith in Vedas is highly appreciated. I think you know that soul is neither male nor female or eunuch but bodies take the form of male, female etc. Presently, I would only say that if Garbhadhan Sanskar from Ved mantra is organised and the instructions about Brahamcharya are followed then male child is obtained. I have mentioned the instructions in my Brahamcharya book and I think you have not received the same. Now I will send the book written by me in Hindi, based on Vedic literature to you shortly.

Seshwar Sehra: Is there Avtarvaad mentioned in Vedas? Does it mention about Prophet, Guru Nanak, etc. Does 1/5/7 indicate that?
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas do not tell about Avtarwad please. God is Almighty and His knowledge, power; deeds are divine and take place automatically. I mean to say that God
is formless and Almighty and needs no assistance to do any divine deed in the world. Secondly, Vedas do not contain any proper name/history of any person. Vedas only contain knowledge-science etc., deeds and worship. There are fundamental laws of the universe in Vedas but there is no personal name or birth or history or forecast of any birth mentioned in Vedas. However, in the beginning reference of Rigveda mantra quoted by you seems to be incorrect please. To enable me to send the correct reply please quote Rigveda mandal number, sukta number and mantra number. Chapter is not necessary. Another Rigveda mantra 1/5/7 quoted by you is as under:- “AA TVA VISHANTVASHAVAHA SOMAAS INDRA GIRVANNAHA
SHANTE SANTU PRACHETSE.” The meaning of which is as under:- Oh! Religious (Indra) learned person (Girvannaha) you do pious, praise worthy deeds. So all good qualities and (Somasaha) all matters etc. (Tva Aavishantu) are obtained by you. Not only are bestowed on you but (Sham) may all the matters good etc., (Te santu) be peace giving to you.

Idea of the mantra:- The God only gives the blessings to aspirant who becomes learned after listening Vedas and does hard working to earn the money and matters /goods to live upon and gives pleasure to others too. So, that type of person and none else always leads a long, happy life. So you will see that in the above mantra there is no hint of avtarwad etc. Instead Yajurveda mantra 27/36 states “Na Tasya Pratima Asti” i.e., Almighty and omnipresent God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe, is immeasurable i.e., His shape cannot be made.

Seshwar Sehra: Please tell about Manu jee.
Swami Ram Swarup: In the beginning of the earth, God gives knowledge of four Vedas to the four Rishis. Then the knowledge is attained by a person from the four Rishis and the person is called Brahma. The knowledge of Vedas traditionally was then obtained by Manu on this earth.

The said fact has already been mentioned by Yogeshwar Sri Krishna in his Srimad Bhagwad Geeta chapter 4, shloka 1. Thus Manu Bhagwan became the learned of four Vedas. In his time, there was no king of the earth so naturally there did not exist any law, order etc.

As a result, there occurred number of criminal cases including theft etc. Effected people came to Manu and asked for the solution to stop such violations etc. Manu was learned of Vedas, he knew everything and advised the public to choose a king to rule on the public and king only could give peace by enforcing law and order. In reply the public told that they chose Manu as their King. Thus Manu became the first monarch of this earth.

Shiv Sharma: 1. Swamiji there are people who say the tattoo is very important on our body, Why do u think its important, is there any significance for it? Or its just for creating a scene. 2. It has been said that some flowers that when picked produces milky fluids and some of the learned people say that those kind of flowers are not supposed to be used in pooja,. Can you please tell me why we should not use that? 3. Swami ji there are some people who say that Tulsi and Shivji does not go together. What do you think would be the reason?
Swami Ram Swarup: (1) Tattoo is against Vedic knowledge, please. Only our pious or impious deeds (sins) make us happy or unhappy. (2) Flower makes the air fragrant, charming and pure and we thus obtain a pollution free air. So till such time the flower will be as its plant, all the people will get the said good result. If the flowers are plucked and used in worship or in other matters then the flowers after its use will be thrown in a place or waste basket where flowers will mostly deteriorate and bad smell shall emit which shall make atmosphere
impure. On the other hand when flower will leave its plant after attaining full age then the flower shall not give bad smell because it gets dried and in the garden or in flower pot the dry leaf of flower will serve as manure, so we must take full age benefit of flower. (3) There is no mention in Vedas that both do not go together. Everybody knows that Tulsi has several good qualities which are beneficial to human beings then why not a yogi like Shivji Maharaj could avail the same. However, Vedas only tell to worship a formless, omnipresent, almighty god who creates, nurses and destroys the universe and such God is one, was one and always remains one as told by Vedas- “Aj Ek paad” i.e., immortal and unchangeable.

Sambaraju Rama Krishna: I am chanting Gayatri Mantra in mind through Rudrakshamala 108 times. How much time will it take for me take get the knowledge, energy and bliss? Do I have to do Gayatri homam after completion of 40 days or 60 days? Kindly suggest me and guide me.
Swami Ram Swarup: No doubt, that jaap of Gayatri mantra is always beneficial. But to get more benefits, please do jaap with its meaning, i.e., meaning of each word. Further one must always do havan with Gayatri mantra in morning and evening daily. Third, gayatri mantra must be chanted in mind without rudraksh mala, but with prannayam. So prannayam (concerning respiration) must be learnt from learned acharya then you will get more and more benefits please. However, the pronunciation of gayatri mantra must also be learnt from an Acharya. But till such time you take to seek the learned acharya. Please continue your jaap of Gayatri mantra.

Mohit: How we can overcome immoral feelings?
Swami Ram Swarup: Immoral is antonym to moral. So when we will be discharging our moral duties then there will be no time and space in our mind to think over immoral things. Now again question arises, what are the moral duties? Actually first of all moral duties of human beings is to listen Vedas from learned acharya and learn and follow the Vedic education from him. In the last 40th chapter of Yajurveda mantra 40/2 God advises that whatever moral duties have been briefed in Vedas, the human beings must act according to those. So to listen the Vedas to know the moral duties and thereafter to think deep on the moral duties and at last to put them into practice in life is morality. I mean to say, to do all pious deeds according to Vedas is our moral duty and to do any act against Vedas is immorality. So to overcome immorality, one must listen to Vedas and act accordingly to put an end to immorality. In this connection, I would say about Shri Ram for whom Valmikee jee in Valmikee Ramayana told that Shri Ram was Vedajyen, i.e., Shri Ram was learned of Vedas. That is why, he discharged all duties faithfully.

Arti Sharma: How to change jobs?
Swami Ram Swarup: You may seek better prospects but you must also continue the present post till your next selection, please.

Shemreck: What Sahib Kabir is saying about all devtas are doing the bhakti of kaal? How can we justify that?
Swami Ram Swarup: It will be better if you mention doha of Kabeer in original to enable me to give right answer. However, in Vedas there is no mention of any devta, who worships kaal (death). In Vedas, devta means a learned of Vedas and a learned of Vedas always worships Almighty, formless. Omnipresent God who was, is and shall always remain one without any change. Such learned dignitary (devta) always gets peace, divine pleasure and at last salvation.

Joe Brooke: I want to know about benefits of Vishnu Shasranam namah.
Swami Ram Swarup: Almighty God at a proper time creates, nurses and destroys the universe and again creates. It is a general question that when all the human/living
beings, at the time of final destruction become dead and in the new creation there is no mother, father, acharya/guru to give the knowledge to the non-sexual creation then who gives knowledge? Because knowledge is always gained when it is given by anyone. This is clarified in four Vedas and further in shastras that God is the first guru of ancient four Rishis who give
knowledge in the shape of four Vedas. I mean to say that four Vedas are eternal and are the knowledge direct from God.

Vedas give us knowledge, form of deeds and worship. So that is real worship which is mentioned in Vedas and in Vedas it is preached that we have to worship only one formless, omnipresent, omniscient, Almighty God. Vishnu Sahasranam worship is not mentioned in Vedas. So it is up-to you whether you worship formless God according to Vedas by getting knowledge of Vedas or you worship Vishnu Sahasranam. So worship of Vishnu shastra namah is not mentioned in Vedas.