Jai: Swamiji, why does god want us to worship him?
Swami Ram Swarup: God is like our father and true father always thinks about the pleasure, happiness, comfort, peace well-being etc., for his children. Now, we must come to the conclusion from the past history of human beings that mere worldly matters like property, gold, family etc., do not give the said qualities to a person. So, when we also throw our eyes on past and present history of human beings that those persons are happy who worship God while simultaneously discharging their family duties like Rishi-munis, King Dashrath, Harishchandra and their public. Now, when we also listen to Vedas then we know that God only is a form of all types of treasure of unlimited amount of comfort, peace, brotherhood, non-violence, wealth, salvation etc. So, God Himself does not want that we should worship Him but as true father, He advises us that if person wants above treasure then he should worship God otherwise, everybody is free to spend his life at his own either by doing sins or pious deeds. But according to Yajurved mantra 7/48 the result in shape of sorrows and happiness respectively is awarded by God.
Jai: Swamiji, what is moksha?
Swami Ram Swarup: You see if prisoner gets freedom from jail, he feels happiness. Similarly , when soul who lives in human body, like a prisoner, duly bound in the bindings of his previous lives’ karmas philosophy, gets himself free from the karmas philosophy by following Vedic path, doing daily Yajyen with ved mantras, name jaap and practice of Ashtang Yog, feels divine pleasure which is called salvation/moksha. At this stage, the soul will not get rebirth to face sorrows and pleasure etc.
Jai: Swamiji, what satya,gnan etc qualities of god or god itself?
Swami Ram Swarup: Meaning of satya(truth) is eternal immortal and everlasting . There is a word “shraddha” i.e., “Shrat+ Dha= Shraddha.
Shrat means truth as said and dha means dharnna i.e., to hold i.e., holding our cent-percent concentration, belief on satya (truth) is called Shraddha. In Bhagwad Geeta shloka 2/16 Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj states that Oh! Arjun, the matter whose shape can never be made destructible i.e., which is immortal and everlasting. It means Satya is the matter whose presence is eternal and everlasting. Then we’ll have to consider that in such definitions or in definition of truth, there comes three matters first formless, Almighty God Who creates nurses and destroys universe. Second Prakriti from which God at the ending time of final destruction creates universe and third are Souls, said three matters are true i.e., eternal immortal and everlasting. He is Formless.
SHRAT= truth, DHA= to hold. So shraddha means to hold the truth within an aspirant. Truth is God and the knowledge of Vedas emanates direct from God in the shape of four Vedas. So to listen, observe, hold and follow the path of Vedas means aspirant is following true path and he is shraddhawan. Tribute is worldly custom whereas shraddha is spiritualism.
God is formless
Being formless there is no need of statue or temple of God according to Vedas. As a matter of fact, you, I or every human being, lives in a body. Body is separate, we are called souls. Vedas say soul has no form even. Then also we know each other. For example even if you have not seen the photograph of King Akbar then, you can know Akbar by means of the study of his qualities. So is the case with the God. If an aspirant really goes to his Guru and listens Vedas like Shri Ram, and ancient kings and their public then he will be able to know hundred percent about formless God. Then comes realization for which Vedas (especially Samveda) says that he who performs Yajyen, does jaap (according to Vedas) and practises Ashtang Yoga Philosophy while remaining in family like Shri Ram etc., he sure realizes ,being eternal law.
If we will meditate concentrating outside our body which is also against Vedas/Ashtang Yoga Philosophy, then our attention will always naturally remain outside i.e., attached with outer world i.e., decoration/music/dances etc. In that case subject matter of God will be over. It will be converted into spending fun, doing dances and singing attractive songs by ladies and gents, which is totally against Vedas. Thus the chapter of praising God, True Acharya, Rishi-Munis, performing Yajyen, practice of Ashtang Yoga, eternal knowledge of Vedas etc., will be over.
It is also baseless to say that study of Vedas and practice of yoga philosophy is difficult. It is self made story because Vedas are also called Shruti i.e., Vedas are to be listened first and not to be studied. So to listen to the Vedas, a learned Acharya is needed. The Acharya will explain the Ved mantras in the Yajyen in your own language i.e., in English or Urdu etc., and for an aspirant to do asan, pranayaam, meditation etc., is also not difficult. It is all difficult for those human beings, including present false prophets, (who are against the Vedas), who are lazy, can’t awake early in the morning to listen Vedas and fail to do practice of yoga philosophy. Those people are always after money, materialistic articles and pomp and show etc.
Vedas are not written or spoken by God. This knowledge is emanated from God and is originated in the heart of four Rishis as stated above. God is Almighty i.e., He has all powers. So He needs no assistance to do deeds of universe. In human body alive soul resides and soul is dependent, soul requires mouth to speak, eye to see, hand to write etc., etc. but not God. From His power God originates the knowledge of Vedas in the rishis without writing, or speaking etc. Vedas’ knowledge is divine. The fundamental of the Vedas is this that it was not written or spoken. The knowledge by the power of God was originated about one Arab 96 crore, 8 lakh and 53,111 years ago. Then first time the four rishis of nonsexual creation started pronunciation of the mantras by the power of God. God wanted them to know word meanings and sense of the mantras and therefore the rishis knew all. Then first time the four rishis started pronunciation of the mantras. They taught the mantras to other ignorant people. Then more rishis were produced who knew the Vedas by heart by listening only. There was no paper, ink or pen there. The Vedas were being learnt orally and traditionally this process is yet in force. But mostly not by heart but taking help of the printed book. So printed books are not called Vedas but these are called samhita.
Samhita means the collection of Ved mantras. Therefore Present printed books cannot be considered as Vedas and will never be in future, but samhita. Kapil Muni throws light on this point in his Sankhya Shastra sutra 5/48 that when a rishi does tapsya in the shape of Yajyen, study of Vedas, practice of Ashtang Yoga then the Ved mantras still (now also) originate in heart of the Rishi and the rishi pronounces the mantras. Those mantras are called Vedas, which emanate from God. So Vedas must first be listened (study) from alive Acharya (Guru who knows Vedas). Then only Samhita (books of Vedas) can help.