Sid: Guru ji, Are humans free on earth. I mean to ask can a person choose to be a good, brave, patient person in life or is it that one has NO control on one self as all happens as GOD decides. Can I through practice and strong determination choose to be a brave person who does not reacts to unwanted feelings and surrounding. Thank you.
Swami Ram Swarup: Idea of Rigved mantra 10/135/1,2, 3, 4
Rigveda mantra 10/135/1,2, 3 we’ve been blessed with the human body to face the result of our previous lives’ deeds – good and bad, in the shape of happiness and sorrows. When we’ve to face bad deeds then naturally everybody says that it is our bad luck but mostly people do not think that God has done justice and the sorrows/problems given by God is the result of our said deeds. Further, the ved mantra 4 state that if a person makes contact with learned acharya of Vedas and yoga philosophy and becomes able to gain knowledge of Vedas and obey preach of Vedas then the effect of bad deeds is automatically destroyed and future becomes bright. Secondly, God helps those who help themselves. So, hardworking, devotion and dedication also makes future bright.

Rigveda mantra 10/135/1,2,3 ka bhaav hai ki Parmeshwar nein hamein manushya ka shareer pichhley janamon mein kiye hue paap aur punnya karma ka phal dukh aur sukh ke roop mein bhogne ke liye diya hai aur ab jo paap aur punnya karma kareingey uska phal agley janamon mein bhogeingey. Bhaav yeh hai ki atmahatya ek mahapaap hai isliye jo atmahatya roop paap karta hai, weh bhi janam lekar avashya is paap ko mahadukh ke roop mein bhogega hee kyunki yeh Ishwar ka banaya hua srishtee ka niyam hai. Aur woh janam Rigved mantra 10/51/3 ke anusaar manushya ke shareer ka nahin hoga apitu kutta, billi, gadha, ghoda, saanp, bichchhu athwa keet patang ka shareer wala hoga.
Asal mein to Ishwar nein hamein manushya janam vedic sadhna karke Moksha prapti ke liye diya hai yadi hum vishya-vikaron mein padkar shareerik aur mansik pareshaniyon ka khud shikaar ho jaatey hain aur yeh Ishwar kee dein, jo manav shareer hai, uska dharamyukta istemaal na karke atmahatya jaisa paap karma karte hain to iska matlab yeh hua ki hamne Ishwar kee yeh sundar den thukra dee aur Ishwar ko naraaz kiya. Issey to, karza aur pareshaniyon mein bhi zinda rehney wala Mirza Galib hee achchha tha, jo keh gaya:-

‘Mujhe kya bura tha marna,
Gar ek baar hota.”
Yahaan Galib keh raha hain ki Pareshaniyon se ghabra kar koi marega to iska matlab yeh thodi hai ki weh pareshaniyon se azad ho gaya. Weh aur paapon ke saath is mahapaap ko bhi bhogega. Satya yeh hai ki hum sansari vastuyon aur maya mein phans jaatey hain, jo ki Raj, tam aur satva gunn se banee hotee hain aur sadaa vishaye vikari aur dukh dene walee hain. Inka istemaal to vedic bhakti karne ke sath-sath tyagpoorvak kiya jaata hai tab yeh vastu sukh detee hain anyatha nahin detee hain, is vishya mein main apna ek article paste kar raha hoon.

I think such person can only be a paid servant. So, why should we waste time in such search instead of doing hard pious deeds and worship of God to make our future bright.

Prayas: Should women read gita when they are in pregnancy condition? My wife is pregnant and the delivery date is near about Aug 5,2014. It is difficult to complete gita in such a less time. Then what portion of of the gita she should read so that the would be child will get the blessings from the almighty. Looking forward to hearing from you at the earliest and oblige.
Swami Ram Swarup:
Yes, in any condition/circumstances, the holy books can be read. Better, if you both perform daily havan even with Gayatri mantra both times. Thereafter, in a day 12th and 13th chapter of Bhagwad Geeeta with vedic philosophy is read.

M: My son in law is dying. Too many medical complications. We have been constantly chanting mahamrityunjaya mantra. I accept HIS wisdom and will both. But being human and a mother cannot let go, waiting for a miracle. Advise please, as I feel my kartavya towards my 28 year old daughter I came upon this site in error, looking for a mantra in which one touches each of our senses and says Namah kind of like om chalks hi Namah, did not find that but found you! Maybe that was meant to be, so I am still up at almost 3a.m. I would love to hear from you ASAP as his time is short hopefully I do get an e mail from you, soon. Any forthcoming help will be treasured for life.
Swami Ram Swarup: Dear daughter, I am already shocked to read your e-mail about sickness of your son-in-law and also personally feel the sorrow of your loving daughter which also gives me pain. Yes, at this juncture, only miracle from Almighty, Omnipresent God may do the needful. I pray to Almighty God for early recovery of your son-in-law.