ABC: Pranaam Maharaj ji, Is it improper or wrong for girls to make friendship with boys in school? Here friendship refers to just as the one a girl has with other girls.. Nothing more than that at all.. just a very normal friendship. Also, is it wrong for a girl to have a best friend as a boy?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Yes, my daughter, according to Vedas, the opposite sex should not give their heart to each other. However, if a girl or a boy has control over his senses, on mind completely, he/she can make friendship with the opposite sex considering brother or sisters only. Otherwise, it should be avoided and when a girl makes friendship with another girl then one should be ensured that her friend is not involved in bad society and had good character. Then there is no problem.
Gagan: Namaste swamiji. Why we perform hawan as we can remember or praise god without it and also chanting ved mantras. In your article you said that it is helpful for rain but as all things are in the hands of almighty God them raining is also in gods hand and for environmental cleaness we can use hawan samigri as dhoop (agrbati).
Swami Ram Swarup: Namsteji. To perform havan with ved mantras is preached by God whereas remembrance of God without havan etc., is man-made worship. We have to obey the Almighty God. Yes, rain is also in the hands of God but God has Himself made the rule that when people would perform havan then He will provide us with timely and pure rains and then only pollution will be destroyed. To this also, (refer Bhagwad Geeta shloka 3/14 ).
So, we should obey Almighty God.