Dave: Swamiji please can I have the mantra number with English translation which states that life exists on ALL planets in his creation? Thank you.
Swami Ram Swarup: Rigved mantra 1/139/11 states that life exists in all planets. Being busy in my daily spiritual task the English explanation of the said mantra is not possible now. You may put this question again at least after one month. I had to perfrom 64 days annual Yajyen from 3rd may to 5th July. So, there is lot of pending spiritual task to be cleared by me.
Ramakanth: Pranam to Guruji, Is it necessary/must to rotate around the dead body with water pot on shoulder at the time of cremation.Is this mention in vedas. If which sloka.Please provide knowledge.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. To rotate around the dead body is a self made custom which cannot be commented. However, Vedas donot tell about the same.
Dayashankar: Swamiji ko mera dandawat pranaam , swamiji ved ek ishwari vanni hai ka main regular sadasya hun parantu mere addresh per pustak nahi aayi. Uprokt pate per bhejane ki kripa karen.
Swamiji mujhe aapse milne ki etni teevra abhilasa hai parntu main ascharchakit hun ki kaun si shakti mujhe aapse milane se rok rahi han. Swamiji mere bin bataye kya aap bata sakte hain? Swamiji maine suna hai aapne bahut paropkar kiye log swarthwash aapse mangate rahe aur aap dete rahe parant main niswarth bhav se aapki seapki sewa karna chhahata hun. bus aapki kripa chhahiye?
Swami Ram Swarup: My heartiest blessings to you. Main aapse hriday se kshama chahta hoon ki aapke paas Ishvareeya Vedc vanni patrika nahin pahunchi. Aur bhi kai shraddhluon ne patrika na milne ke vishya mein likha hai. Yeh patrikayein ek nishchit date par post office mein ikktthi dee jaati hain jo bhinn-bhinn pate par adhik sankhya mein hottee hain. Kyunki Sarkar is par hamein concession detee hai. Hamne post office mein bhi iske baare mein pata kiya woh to keh dety hain ki hum bhej dete hain parantu yeh satya hai ki kai shraddhluon ke paas patrika nahin pahunch rahee. Hum koshish kareingey ki bina concession liye apne kharche par patrikayein bhin-bhin post office se bheijee jayein.
Aapka hamesha yahaan swagat hai, aap jub chahein yahaan ayein. Achchhey kaam mein jaane ke liye kewal mann hee rukavatein daltaa hai kyunki mann mein rajo, tamo aur sato gunn ka prabhav hota hai. Jub aap mann par sanyam rakheingey to jahaan chah hai wahan raah swayam ban jaatee hai. Mera aapko baar-baar ashirwad. Kisi bhi shubh kaam ko karne ke liye utsaah evam purusharth kee avashyakta hotee hai.
Mohit: Pranam Swamiji, I would like to attend annual havan at your ashram.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Annual Yajyanushthan from 3rd may to 5th july 2015 has now been completed. Now, it will commence next year in april. However, twice in a week i.e., Sunday, Monday, Yajeyn is always performed here. You may attend if you desire.
Nupur: Swamiji, Pranam. Swamiji I want to ask about my dreams, which generally become true. But after a certain period, dead people, mostly my relatives come in my dreams. What does this mean?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you, my daughter. We’ve to follow the preach of Vedas and according to Vedas, the dream is like a son of arthritis and dreams are not considered good, but worst. Do, we must perform daily hawan with ved mantras so that the dreams are stopped. I paste my article on dreams in this regard:-
The dreams are mostly false. Dreams are based on the scenes, stories listened in previous life as well as in present life. Samveda is upasana kand and tells worship for one immortal formless God, Who is Almighty, Omnipresent, Omniscient. He creates, nurses and destroys the universe and again creates, Vedas say that no one was equal to God and neither no God took birth in the past at present and will never take birth in the future too. There was one God, is one and will ever remain one. He is only everlasting eternal and unchageable king/lord of the universe. So we all must worship him only. In this connection guidance from a learned acharya of Vedas is necessary.
It is true that dreams come on the basis of the scene which we have seen in present as well as previous lives’. For example- if a person has never seen a fountain and he sees fountain in dream, it means he had seen the fountain in his previous life, the effect of which was imprinted on his chitta (mind).
Secondly, dreams are false. Dreams may give some pleasure but become painful sometimes. If a business man observes that he was a king in the dream but when he will wake up, he remains business man only and not the king. Vedas state that one should try to do worship of God to remove the occurrence of dreams in sleep.
Future is always based on past birth’ deeds or is based on present pious deeds. future is therefore in own hand, he who discharges his moral duties faithfully does hard deeds, pious deeds with full concentration, devotion and dedication, his future is always bright. One should attend satsang making time available to learn truth and know pious deeds to make future bright.
Surendra: If rekhas of both hands are equal ie identical, what does it mean? Pranam.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. The God has created the human body therefore it can only be related to the creation and nothing else. The human body is meant to follow the Vedic path to destroy the sorrows and enjoy a long, happy life while discharging our duties faithfully according to Vedas. Therefore Vedic knowledge is necessary.
V: Pranam Guruji, Thank you Guruji for hearing my questions few days back. Guurji there you mentioned that A bad thought would definately convert into action for a non-dwij. I hope that it actually mean that as a non-dwij will not be aware of vedic knowlwdge that it is its duty to control all senses and mind,brain therefore he will commit a sin due to inspiration from mind while killing his soul’s pious inspiration, thinking that he himself is mind or body.
I ask this because Guruji when you say that a bad thought will be converted into action it really weakens me. It just makes me little wary of my own thoughts.So finally just wanted to ask that I(soul) can always ignore/destroy any such unwanted thoughts and decide not to convert them in action.( Besides I have already told you that I never even pay attention to any bad thoughts/talk etc by putting all energy to focus on work at hand so they just vanish in void).
Aapka bhaut bhaut Dhanayad.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. You are welcome please.
Non-dwij means the person who is indulged in materialistic articles of world and thus forgets the worship of Almighty, Omnipresent God, Who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. He never listens to Vedas from the learned acharya. Why the views regarding bad thoughts weakens you? It is not logical. Why a person does not work hard, so that the bad thoughts do not enter into his mind. Is the person lazy or coward? If so then no preach will be of any use for him.
So, as far as your matter is concerned you concentrate on your health and study only as already advised.
Surbhi: Can you please tell me about my career, job and marriage? I am having sheshnaag kaalsarp dosh also.
Swami Ram Swarup: Career, marriage and job are settled when a person has encouragement and does hard work for the same. He should not be nervous but should‘ve inspiration to work hard to achieve the motto. However, obstacles always come, that is why, Vedas tell that one should attain progress in worldly pious deeds as well as in spiritualism simultaneously. You know that God helps those who help themselves. So, you should obey the above preach and similarly to destroy obstacles, you should perform daily worship of God as under.
Hard working, devotion, dedication, honesty, services to the parents and elders to follow eternal religion mentioned in Vedas, practice of Ashtang Yoga, discharging moral duties to get progress in education, science simultaneously with spiritualism like, daily havan, to be in contact with the learned Acharya, to get his advice, are some of the pious deeds which make the future bright and obliterate the sorrows, problems, diseases, etc.
One must wake up early in the morning for early morning walk and exercises, must sit on meditation and chant holy name of God, must be away from any addiction and non-vegetarian. Such pious actions lead to long, happy life and bright future.
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
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 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.
PROCEDURE OF CHANTING
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.
I will also advise you that you should attend local Arya Samaj Mandir to learn Vedic philosophy. Sheshnaag kal sarp dosh, teva, kaal sarpdosh, vaastu kala, present astrology, mangalik, pitri dosh etc., matters do not exist in Vedas therefore learned of Vedas do not accept the same, being unauthentic. So, you need not to worry about it.
Rakesh: Pranam swami guruji: mera pershan aap se swamiji ye hai ki, jab bi kisi ki mriytu hojati hai ya uiss kay ghar mai ya uiss kay kisi relative kay. Kya uiss samay hum kisi yatra par ja saktay hai.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Shav ka daah sanskar karne ke baaa yatra par ja sakte hain.
Mukesh: Swamiji pranam Swami ji mujhko”bholenath ka nigantu”
Book ke bahut zaroorat he, kripya agar is sambandh me aapko koe jankare ho to awashya bbatay. Dhanyawad
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Kshma karein mujhe “Bhootnath ka nighantu” naamak pustak kee koi jaankari nahin hai. Shayad aapko Nai Sadak, Chandni chowk, Nai Delhi, jahaan par anek pustak bhandar hain, wahan se yeh pustak mil jaye.