J S: Sat Sri Akaal Swamiji. I am very tired from my mind. Why my mind can’t focus on Lord Name? I know one day I will die. I know that this body is given to me so i can meditate on Lord Name but still I can’t. Why is it like this Swamiji? Please tell me and if possible please send me an e-mail also. Sat Sri Akkal ji.
Swami Ram Swarup: Sat Sri Akaalji. Life of a human-being being blessed by Almighty God is not meant for being ruined, defeated, surrender. Every holy granth preaches us to keep patience and with a great patience. We must face every problem in the life happily. Problem generally comes when we are bound by our desires which are not fulfilled. Otherwise a happy man requires only simple food to live upon and name of God to remember all the times which is the main motto of life.
I appreciate your views to remember the name of God but if you are unable to concentrate over it then you should consult with the learned saints who will bless you and guide you properly. I am away, therefore I am unable to guide you from here. My blessings are always with you.
Naveen: Namastey Guruji I want to learn sanskrit at home. Is it possible? If possible kindly suggest me the books from which I can learn. And I want Sanskrit dictionary. Would you suggest me the dictionary from where I can buy?
Swami Ram Swarup: Namasteji. Yes, you can learn Sanskrit at home. You are advised to make contact with M/S Vijay Kumar Hassanand, Nai Sadak, Delhi-110006.
The website of M/S Vijay Kumar Hassanand is –
www.vedicbooks.com for Sanskrit learning books and dictionary.
Sunil: 144 ka 2 bhago me vibhajan karo.
Swami Ram Swarup: Yeh sab kuch to aap bhi jaante hain.
V: Swami ji, maine apne jivan m ek bahut badi galti ki h jise m bta nhi sakta kyu ki agar maine kisi ko bataya to mera pura parivar bikhar jayega mus galti ka prasschit karna chata hu kaise karu aap hi bataye?
Swami Ram Swarup: Ishwar kehta hai, Jaane mein ya anjaane mein jo koi bhi galati-apraadh karta hai toh ishwar ussey zaroor sazaa deta hai, maaf nahin karta. Kyunki aam insaan ab Ishwar se utpann Charon vedon ka gyan nahin sunte, isliye aaj ke yug mein apradhon mein badhotri ho gayee hai. Jahaan tak prayashchit ka sawaal hai to iska yahi ek arth hota hai ki insaan apne paap ko sweekar karke yeh sankalp kare ki zindagi mein dubara kabhi yeh paap nahin karega. Is sey Ishwar kee dee huee sazaa sehney kee Shakti aatee hai. Doosra, vedon mein yeh kaha hai ki manushya ved ke gyata, vidwanon kee sangat karey, unsey ved sune, samjhe aur Vedic shiksha ko jeevan mein dharann kare. Is prakar weh manushya vidwanon se rozanna ved mantron dwara havan karna seekh lega aur rozana havan karega. Kabhi Yajyen mein vedon ke gyata, Brahma se shiksha lekar Ishwar se apne apradhon ke liye kshama-yaachna karega. Atah aap yadi sach-much mein apney apradh ko kshama karana chahte hain to ved ke vidwan kee sharann jayein arthat nazdeek ke local Arya Samaj mandir mein jaana shuru karein. Yahi sacha prayashchit hoga. I also paste my article as under-
REVERT BACK TO VEDAS
It is the essence of Vedic spiritualism that whenever an aspirant enters into it then learned acharya preaches him that Vedas are the divine voice of God, which by the power of God, are originated in the heart of four Rishis, at the beginning of each creation. Learneds who indulge in deep study of Vedas know that Vedas are alive knowledge which emanate directly from God and hence they have not been written by anyone on the earth, in the shape of a book. Since, the said knowledge is applicable to all humans right from the beginning of earth hence Vedas are not a sect.
Infact, Kapil Muni, after traditionally studying Vedas and realising the truth, after hard practice of Ashtang Yog, also states the said truth in his Sankhya shastra sutra 5/51 that Vedas are alive knowledge hence ved mantras wield the power and self-capability to make such faithful aspirants, who are involved in deep and sincere study of Vedas, to understand the meaning and idea of ved mantras. This is the reason that Kapil Muni states that Vedas are self-proof to justify the truth. To elaborate, knowledge given in ved mantra or any fact stated through ved mantras does not require to be validated/authenticated by other shastras or any other book [but like our Rishi-Munis, Rajrishis and their public used to study Vedas traditionally with faith and sincere efforts, being the Vedic order of Almighty God, for all human-beings, the said practice is not in vogue at present times].God knows when inhabitants of India would be able to adopt the said moral duties, entrusted by God, of studying and following the Vedas, which destroys all the effects of sorrows and makes our future bright with long life and also spreads international brotherhood along with other unlimited benefits.
Secondly, universe has been created about one Arab, ninety six crore, eight lakhs, fifty three thousand and one hundred and thirteen years ago.
So, logically, Vedas have also been created at this time-period. Rishi-Munis acquired Vedas’ knowledge by listening to Vedas traditionally from acharya and did agnihotra/yajyen, name jaap of God and Ashtang yog practice as preached in Vedas. In turn, they realised God and got the knowledge by doing pious deeds while leading the family life, making their future happy and bright, according to Vedas. Then they further educated people about the same because it has been the benevolent nature of every learned person, who gains Vedic knowledge and experiences divine pleasure, to share it with others. About five-six thousand years ago, Rishis wrote six shastras, Upnishads, Mahabharat (including Bhagwad Geeta) and Valmiki Ramayan much before other holy books, based on the knowledge of Vedas. All these great writers – the Rishis, have eulogised Vedas in their literary works and based on their experience have admitted that Vedas are the divine voice of God.
That is why, Kapil Muni in his Sankhya shastra sutra 1/66 and Patanjali Rishi in his Yog shastra sutra 1/7 have shared their experience to educate us that the preach of any Rishi (Mantradrishta Rishi) is also considered as a proof to reach at truth. And also the holy books written by the Rishis based on Vedic culture are also considered as proof called ‘Partah Pramann’, Vedas being Swatah Pramann. Is it not our bad luck that the said secrets of Vedas are now mostly unknown to people and at this juncture, so called preach of any modern saint (sant who is against the Vedas) which does not tally with Vedic culture and which is definitely considered by learned of Vedas as totally false/unauthentic, is being accepted happily by the innocent public? If we consider impartially then we would find that the said matter is definitely harmful to the society, being against the Vedas because it does not come within the parameter of Vedic authenticity. Now, question is that who will bell the cat?
Duly indulged in illusion and mostly intention being after the materialistic articles etc., hardly anybody spares the time to study the literary works of Rishis like Upnishads, Shastras, Nighantu, Ashtadhyayee, Shatpath Brahmin Granth and above quoted holy books which contain abundant proofs of ved mantras.
Hence, when one will fail to study these great literary works of Rishis, under the guidance of learned acharya of Vedas, then naturally anyone will cast doubt over the Vedas which implies non-awareness of Vedic knowledge. Nowadays, people study the so-called spiritual books written by ordinary people but not those written by Rishis. It shall not out of place to mention here that Atharvaved mantra 7/105/1 preaches us to study Vedas or to study the spiritual books written by Rishi-Munis. The mantra strongly stresses not to study such books which are written by ordinary people. This secret has been made unknown to the public by several saints, by stating that Vedas, Yajyen and yogabhyas are difficult and need not to be studied/performed. People do not know that God states to study Vedas and perform daily agnihotra/Yajyen, name jaap of God and practice of Ashtang yog under the expert guidance of learned acharya.
Due to ignorance of the same, people are not able to understand that they are doing sins by not obeying the God’s order of studying Vedas and doing yajyen etc. On the other hand, they are accepting the juicy lecture of saints, who are against the Vedas and who are mostly professional. Moreover, all the present sects along with their pious books have emerged about two thousand to two thousand and five hundred years ago. As compared to this, Vedas have been on this earth since One Arab, ninety six crore, eight lakhs, fifty three thousand and one hundred and thirteen years. As mentioned above, Vedas are not a book. That is why, it has become difficult to repose faith in Vedas, in the absence of deep study under guidance of learned acharya of Vedas and Ashtang Yog.
Yet, it is a well-known fact spread by the tapasvis, Rishis-Munis by their preach and above quoted spiritual books that Vedas are eternal and immortal knowledge which emanate directly from God. This fact is even supported by renowned scientists like Maxmuller and many others who believe in authenticity of Vedas. It is further a well-known fact that Vedas have been preserved in world libraries with respect and honour, accepting Vedas as first and the most ancient literature. I mean to say that Vedas are the first knowledge which came on the earth. It was spread orally through the tradition of acharya and disciple, right from the beginning of the earth, as mentioned above. So, Vedas were remembered by heart by everyone. About five thousand three hundred years ago, for the first time, Vyas Muniji, who himself remembered the Vedas by heart traditionally, wrote them on Bhojpatra for the benefit of mankind. He completed the said pious task on the day of poornnima, about five thousand three hundred years ago. Since, then the poornnima has been named and remembered as Vyas Poornnima. Further, when printing press came into existence in sixteenth century, the Vedas written on Bhoj patra by Vyas Muniji were printed in the form of book which is called “Samhita” and not ved. Samhita means collection of ved mantras which has been printed. Half of the intellectuals of the world believe Vedas to be the divine voice of God and yet half of the intellectuals believe that Vedas have been written by some great scientist who has no parallel to himself in the entire world. But learned of Vedas know that God is the scientist of all scientists and no one is born even equivalent to such God nor shall be born in future. Then what to talk about being above the God.
It is also pertinent to mention here that a part of Bheeshma parv of Mahabharat have been secluded, named and printed as Bhagwad Geeta (eighteen chapters). Infact, Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj has praised and eulogised Vedas in Bhagwad Geeta. The above stated facts are known only to learned of Vedas. The saints who are ignorant of the knowledge of Vedas are naturally ignorant of the Vedas’ knowledge contained in Bhagwad Geeta and are therefore compelled not to explain the shloka of Bhagwad Geeta, briefly and truly wherein the reference and truth of Ved mantras exists. Why? Because they have not studied Vedas.
However, most of the present literary works and most of the saints are reiterating the fact that Vedas are divine voice of God. In this connection, Almighty, omnipresent, formless God has already stated in Atharvaved mantra 12/5/40 that those who do not study Vedas but take a piecemeal (portion) of Ved mantras, only which suits them, by means of studying other books etc., or listening from anywhere else [not based on traditional study of Vedas] will be punished by me (God).
Isn’t it surprising that yet no one is taking the initiative to study Vedas. On the contrary, those deeds which are against the Vedas and promote blind faith are being done on large scale. To experience the truth, we will have to revert back to Vedas.
Vijay: Gaayatri Mantra se hawan karane vidhi kyaa hai. Aasan kaisa ho, samidha kis braksh ki hon, samigri kaisi ho, havan ka samay kya ho, aadi – aadi.
Swami Ram Swarup: In this connection, I paste my article as under-
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 Yajna. The havan with Ved mantras are always offered as the best worship of God only please. Do havan daily and both times.
In the end of hawan, please pray to God to fulfill your desires. I hope God will sure listen to you.
Yajurveda says that four types of things mainly used to prepare offerings for a Yajyen:
1. Sweet Like honey, jaggery, raw sugar etc.,
2. Antibiotic herbs like gyol, etc.,
3. Nutrition like pure ghee, dry fruits etc.,
4. Fragrant materials like elaichi (cardamom) dried petals flowers etc.
When all these are offered then it happens that just as a household lady in her kitchen fries chilli in ghee then you know the effect of the chilli through air even goes to a far distance like drawing room and other rooms too. So is the case of Yajyen and similarly the offerings of all the things goes to the sky and to sun making contact with air and ray of light of sun.
Chilli leaves its bad effect to the nose whereas the above said things used in Yajyen leave the best affect in atmosphere according to the qualities of each thing. That is why Samveda mantra 3 says that burning fire is like messenger/ambassador which does work to carry the effect of all above things to the sky i.e., spreads them in atmosphere. Everybody knows that things/matters are never destroyed but change their shape only. There is also a misunderstanding that in a Yajyen/havan, carbon dioxide gas is generated. Carbon dioxide is available in whole of universe. Its huge quantity is harmful but when carbon dioxide comes out from havan, duly mixed with ghee and other things it becomes beneficial to all human beings. Secondly, burning of mango twigs does not liberate much of carbon-dioxide. Scientists also say that carbon dioxide is taken by human beings in soda lemonade which becomes digestible. Therefore the holy Yajyen in addition is a scientific action which is beneficial to the whole universe.
Dr. Kundanlal (M.D.) was an allopathic doctor, he took twelve test tubes made of glass, duly purified scientifically, six sets of two test tubes each made and each set was filled with milk and food i.e., six were filled with milk and six were filled with food. In six test tubes, there was air of
Yajyen/havan. In other six test tubes there was only ordinary air of garden filled. Now Dr. Kundanlal started regular watch on each set of test tubes. He found the result that the food which was filled by ordinary air of garden started decaying and giving bad smell quickly whereas the food with air of Yajyen/havan started decaying slowly. This experiment was based while performing a single havan but a spiritual havan containing all things (minimum 21 herbs) will give the best result.
Prataha aur saanyein havan karne ka samay hai.
Manish Goswami: Why is Aranaykas section of vedas only ment for hermits and
Swami Ram Swarup: Those who are hermit and live in forests and those who are sanyasis, they are ascetic and therefore, they are always indulged in practicing name jaap of God and hard practice of ashtang Yog etc. Although, whole of the Vedas relate to them but if they themselves choose arnyakas at their own, then it makes no difference.
S: Pranam swamiji. My sister birthday falls on May 3rd . Can you please do yajyen for the wellness of my sister. She is currently suffering from (tuberculosis).recently we also came to know that she has bicuspid valve instead of tricuspid valve. Please suggest yoga asanas that she can do to improve health.she gets cough while sitting for daily havan. What she has to do? Please send blessing for her well being and for entrance exam for job. We also want to make a donation . Please how we can make? Is there any way to make donation through a credit card. Thanking you.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Our annual yajyanushthan started from 3rd May, 2015 for the well-being of all human-beings. So, being busy in the said Yajyen which was completed on 5th July, 2015, I could only see your e-mail today the 10th July, 2015. So convey my blessings to your sister for her well-being. I am very sorry that in case of T.B. and bicuspid valve of heart. Yogasans, yog philosophy will do nothing. So, please continue the medical treatment that you are taking for her. She should also take daily food under the guidance of medical authorities. I again send my blessings to her for early recovery and long, happy life. You see, nowadays, such defects are curable. So, take medical advice/treatment regularly.
Dear son, normally I never take donation but serve the mankind. However, wthose who come here in Ved Mandir, Yol and happily donate at their own descrition, such pious donation I accept with thanks.
So, I heartily thank you only for your views for donation and bless you for the same.