Anonymous: Pranam, Guruji. Charan Sparsh. I would like to seek your advice for worship done by me. Below is the sequence in which it is done.
1. Beginning with Asans in order of Vajrasan, Upan Pad , Pawan muktasan, Sarpasan, Salvasan, Siddhsan & Shavasan. During Asans trying to keep mind without any thoughts and to think of GOD only. But thoughts are controlled about say 80% but still normal thoughts unwillingly enters the mind.
2. Then doing 80 normal Pranayam (here also thoughts are controlled about say 70/ 75% but still normal thoughts unwillingly enters the mind but still trying to improve this) & then 5 Stambak Pranayam (in this thoughts are not coming & controlled). After pranayam chit vriti becomes/feels satvik and pious thoughts/ feelings are experienced.
3. Then doing Dhyan for approx. 10 minutes at present. Concentration has improved but as informed earlier I need to learn and improve this when will come to Ved Mandir.
4. Then chanting Ved Mantras & doing Hawan. Here concentration is done without any thoughts.
Doing above worship twice a day taking appox. one hour & 20/30 minutes at one time. On days during evening when coming late from office or other work, then not able to do those evenings. As informed would like to show asans & pranayam done by me & to learn to improvise it during visit. Guruji, please advice for above with suggestions for improvisation. With Charan Sparsh.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Early in the morning, when a person wakes up, then first he should remember God’s name for a while and then enter the bathroom. After brushing teeth etc., he should sit on siddhasan to chant Gayatri mantra with its meaning, with closed eyes, at least three times. Then he should do asan, prannayam, meditation and afterwards, i.e., in end, he should sit on siddhasan to do name jaap of God. As regards, controlling thoughts (inflow and outflow) the devotee must try to control it and as soon as the mind is indulged in worldly affairs, it should be cut off immediately and concentrated between the eye-brows as preached. The said process must be continued and one day the devotee sure achieves success. Seventy five percent is a great achievement and while doping stambhak prannayam, the complete control is the best achievement. Please, go ahead. Again, My heartiest blessings to you.
KKT: As and when the ‘PUNSVAN SANSKAR” may be performed and how. What is its rule?
Swami Ram Swarup: Punsvan sanskar is performed after the baby is conceived by the lady. I also paste my article in this regard-
This sanskaar is performed after garbhadhan sanskaar when a women becomes pregnant. In this sanskaar offerings are made to pious fire of Yajyen and is performed in second or third month to ensure the stability of pregnancy.
Anonymous: pranaaam mahraaj ji..mere man bahut ashant hai mere dimaag mein negativity bhar gyi hai har chees galat hi dikh ri hai..aisa lag rha hai ki ab mein kuch ni kr skti hun ..mahraaji kripa krke meri madad karein mein agyaan se bhar chuki hun..
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you, my daughter.
Gyan ki kami se kaam, krodh, mad, lobh, raag, dwesh mann kee asahnti, demaag mein negativity vagairaha kai pareshaniyan ubharti hain. Jaise ki agar hum main yeh ved vidya ka gyan aa jaye ki hamara janam in sub baton ko chodne ke liye banaaa hai aur jeevan ka kartavya karmon ko karte-karte, bhakti ko bhi sath karte-karte vidwan Guru kee sahayata se Ishwar prapti ke liye banaa hai to hum is tension, problem aur vikaron ko chodne kee koshish kareingay aur apne kartavya-karmon ko karte huey Ishwar ke bhakti karke Ishwar ko prapt karne kee koshish kareinggay. Na kee bekaar kee baton mein phaseingay.
Yeh bhi gyan kee hee baat hai ki insaan ko kabhi nervous nahin hona chahiye. Usey to bahadur bananaa chahiye aur hur paristhiti/pareshani se ladkar us par jeet hasil karnee chahiye. Isliye aapko dheeraj dhar kar apne ko strong banana chahiye aur aisa kabhi nahin kehna chahiye kee aapse kuch nahin hoga. Aisa to allsi aur darpok kehte hain. Main apna ek article bhi paste kar raha hun jisey apna kar aapko shanty milegi.
Please, start the day by chanting Gayatri mantra in the early morning sitting on suitable asan like Sukhasan, Siddhasan or Padmasan etc. concentrate on the point between two eyebrows which is called “Agyachakra”. The Gayatri mantra should be chanted along with its meaning both times. Also, please try to perform daily hawan even with Gayatri mantra. Then try to study any of my books daily and put up question if any.
After 15 days chant the Gayatri mantra only thrice thereafter do the name jaap of Almighty God-“Om”. The jaap must be done daily by heart and not orally.
The Gayatri mantra is as follows —
OM BHURBHUVAHA SWAHA TATA SAVITUR VARENYAM BHARGODEVASYA
DHIMAHI DHIYO YO NAHA PRACHODYAT
Meaning of Gayatri mantra stating each word is as follows. Its meaning is based on Vedas and Sanskrit grammar. Grammatical hints are in short please.
Om has three Hindi words. Aa, Uu AND Ma. Aa is meant for Aakaar from which three names of God are built, Viraat, Agni, and Vishwadi. From Uu = uukar from which Hirannyagarbha, Vayu and Tejas names occur and Ma = makaar from which Ishwar, Aditya and Praajyan aadi, holy names of God occur. Rigveda mantra 1/164/46 says God is one but His names are several. But here OM the holy name of God is only being explained.
VIRAAT = Viraat word is made from dhatu ‘Rajrideeptau’ i.e., manifest. Therefore Viraat means He who manifests the universe. As God manifests the universe, thus Viraat is the name of God. Rigveda mandal 10, sukta 129 states that like potter makes pot from clay, similarly God creates universe from non-alive matter prakriti. Prakriti is unseen matter. From unseen matter, the whole universe is created in the visible form. Science also says that matter is never destroyed but changes its form. Suppose a paper is burnt, paper changes its form into ashes. Then ashes are crushed and thrown in air. At this moment, the paper changed into ashes becomes invisible but was never destroyed. Similarly the whole universe at the time of final destruction is turned into prakriti i.e., into unseen form.
AGNI = From dhatu, “ANCHU GATI POOJANAYOHO” the word “AGNI is made. Its meaning is: He who is a form of wisdom. “SARVAJAYEN” i.e., Omniscient. That is, knows each and every atom of universe and even beyond universe. He who is to be known, to be gained and is worshipful. So Agni is the name of God.
VISHWA = Vishwa word is made from dhatu, “VISHPRAVESHANE”. Its meaning is He in whom the universe is entering or He who is entering the universe. So being omnipresent, Vishwa is the name of God.
HIRANNYAGARBHA = i.e., ” JYOTIRVAYIHIRANYAM”. Its meaning is, who is the base of all sun, etc., luminous lokas or He who is the living place of all luminous lokas.
VAYU = from dhatu, “VA GATIGANDHANYOHO”, vayu word is made. Its meaning is He who holds, gives life and destroys and is the mightiest amongst all. So the name of God is Vayu.
TEJ = from dhatu, “TIJA NISHANE”, the word Tej is made meaning He who is self made and self-enlightened and gives light to sun, moon, stars etc. God does not take light from anywhere but gives light to sun, moon, stars, etc. so the unbroken, unobstructed/unproduced and eternal form of light is Almighty God and not sun, moon etc. So the name of God is Tej.
ISHWAR = from dhatu, “ISH ASHWERIYE”, the word Ishwar is made. Its meaning is whose knowledge is thoughtful and true and He who has unlimited wealth, fortune and glory etc. Therefore the name of God is Ishwar. Here it is not out of place to mention that soul (man/woman) has limited qualities and are dependent whereas God is independent and has unlimited qualities that is why He is God.
ADITYA = from dhatu, “DO AVAKHANDANE”, Aditya word is made. Its meaning is the one who cannot be broken into pieces and thus cannot be destroyed. So God’s name is Aditya.
PRAJAYEN (PRAGYA) = from dhatu, “JYEN AVABODHANE”, Prajayen word is made meaning whose wisdom is totally without any misunderstanding and thus he who knows every matter and behavior of whole universe without misunderstanding. So God’s name is Prajayen. So here also it is not out of place to mention that illusion can never attack on God and God is totally free from illusion.
BHUHU = “BHUHU ITI VAYEE PRANAHA” i.e., He who is the base of lives of universe, is most beloved, even more than Prann i.e., breath. So Bhuhu is the name of God.
BHUVAHA= “BHUVAHA ITI APANAHA” i.e., He who is totally free from any sorrow, and the soul removes his own all sorrows after coming in contact with Him. So the name of God is Bhuvaha.
SWAHA = i.e., “SWAHA ITI VYANAHE” who is omnipresent in the universe and is holding the same. So the name of God is Swaha.
SAVITUHU = He who creates the universe. So the name of God is Savituhu.
DEVSYA= who gives all pleasure/merriment, so the name of God is Dev.
VARENNYAM = He who is the most supreme and acceptable. God is most supreme and acceptable for worship.
BHARGAHA = the purest entity (though God is formless, but finding no suitable English word of Sanskrit word, “SHUDH SWARUPAM” the word entity has been used.)
TAT = i.e., the God i.e., of the purest entity.
DHIMAHI = i.e., we must hold (sort of meditation) because
YAHA = the God
NAHA = our,
DHIYAHA = mind(i.e., in our minds)
PRACHODYAT = by inspiration (fulfil the mind with wisdom)
“We meditate the God who is the base of lives’ of universe, totally free from any sorrow, omnipresent, creates the universe, gives all pleasure/merriment, most supreme and acceptable, purest entity; May the God enlighten our minds with wisdom by His inspiration”.
Here it is not out of place to mention that idea of a (one) Ved mantra is based on ideas of several Ved mantras. So in the above Gayatri mantra, there are three things —-
Bhuhu, Bhuvaha, Swaha, Savituhu, Bhargaha, Devsya are some qualities amongst unlimited qualities of God. These are called Stuti i.e., to say about God with His real qualities and not self made etc.
Secondly Dhimahi means meditation i.e., one should always sit in meditation and do hard and pious deeds for which he will have to study Vedas in full, while discharging moral duties towards family and nation.
Third and last is DHIYO YO NAHA PRACHODYAT. It is a prayer to God explanation of which is cited above.
How to do havan
Please sit in the morning to perform havan. Havan must be in sunlight then it is more beneficial. Then half a bowl of fresh water with a tablespoon must be with you with small twigs especially of mango tree if possible, havan samagri, ghee, camphor and match box must be there with you. Please sit on sukh asan on four times folded blanket and blanket must be on mat.
Sukh asan i.e., sit on duly folded feet in comfortable position. Then first close your eyes and concentrate between two eyebrows and chant Gayatri mantra three times within heart and not by mouth. Then open your eyes.
Take one spoon of water in right palm. Chant this mantra, OM AMRITO UPASTRANMASI SWAHA and drink the water which you have put in your palm. Then again take the spoon of water in right palm then chant the next mantra, OM AMRITA APIDHANMASI SWAHA, and drink the water. Then again take the water in right palm and chant the mantra, OM SATYAM YASHAH SHRI MAYI SHRI SHRAYTAAM SWAHA, and drink the water. Then wash the right palm while sitting, with the same water kept in bowl.
Then put the twigs into havan kund with one piece of camphor and burn it. During this process chant the Gayatri mantra again and again till such time the fire is lighted sufficiently. Then chant the Gayatri mantra and at the last add the word Swaha and offer ghee with tablespoon, quantity equivalent to 4 to 5 drops. And if you are alone then also offer in fire pinch of havan samagri from your right hand’s finger and thumb avoiding forefinger. So this offering may be of 11 times, 21 times or 51 times as the time suits. It is the simplest way and I have not quoted the complete method of Yajyen. The havan with Ved mantras are always offered as the best worship of God only please. Do havan daily and both times