S T: Can I join your yoga classes?
Swami Ram Swarup: You are most welcome, here, please.

A K: My relative has bronchitis due to excessive smoking and he is at an advanced stage. How can I help him?
Swami Ram Swarup: I am sorry to listen about your father’s sickness. Yet you should not be demoralized. One should try, try and try again to get success. So, I would advise you to take him to AIIMS for treatment. If he has not been taken there earlier. Otherwise, I am sorry to say that nothing can be done at this stage.
N: Dear Swamiji, We are about to have our first child soon, i want to know what is the correct way to perform the Jatakarma samskara at birth. Also, what mantras should be chanted at birth of a child and what is the procedure of the ceremony according to the shastras. Should it be performed before cutting the umbilical chord? Many Thanks
Swami Ram Swarup: In this connection, I would advise you to contact a local arya samaj purohit who would perform the Jaatkarma sanskar, please. Procedure of such sanskar is lengthy and cannot be explained here. Being away, I also cannot come there. It is performed after cutting the umbilical cord.

My blessings to you.

Parul: Dear Guruji Please guide on the complete meaning of OM.
Swami Ram Swarup: In this regard, I paste my relevant answer.

Meaning of Om

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= uukaar from which Hirnyagarbh, Vaayu and Tejas names occurs and Ma = makaar from which Ishwar, Aditya and Praajyan aadi, holy names of God occurs. Rigveda mantra 1/164/46 says the God is one but His names are several but here only the said names are given.

Viraat means he who creates the universe. Therefore His name is Viraat. Agni means he who is knowledgeable, omniscient, to be known and adorable. Therefore His name is Agni. Vishw means in whom the space, fire etc., i.e., all bhoots are entering or he who is in all these bhootas and is omnipresent. So His name is ‘Vishw’. ‘Hirnyagarbh’ means in whom these sun, moon i.e., dyulok , reside and originate, that is why His name is Hirnyagarbh. Vaayu means by whom the universe is held, who gives lives and destroys and is the supreme power,that is why His name is Vaayu. Tej means who is a form of light Himself, i.e., God does not take light from anywhere. But gives light to sun, moon, stars etc. So the unbroken, unconstricted/unproduced and eternal form of light is Almighty God and not sun, moon, stars, candle or any lamp of the world or any light of the world because all these lights are broken or get exhausted one day, but not God. Ishwar means who and whose knowledge is always a never dying truth and who has unlimited pleasure or merriment in Him. Aditya means who cannot be broken into pieces and thus cannot be destroyed. So His name is Aditya. Praajyan means He who knows every manner and behaviour of whole of the universe without misunderstandings. So His name is Praajyan.