Robin: प्रणाम, हमारे भाग्य में जो लिखा है, और वही मिलना है तो उसे पाने के लिए हम कर्म क्यों करे?
Swami Ram Swarup: In this connection, I paste some of my article below:-
Future is based on pious deeds, hard working towards a right path and God helps those who help themselves.
It depends on your hard working and pious deeds. One should worship God daily to get His blessings in every matter. Good job, education, richness, happiness etc., is the result of previous life’s pious deeds and present life’s hard working, dedication, devotion, hardworking, honesty etc. And in this life one should always also do real worship of God to finish the obstacles if any which may be due to previous life’s bad deeds. So worship is always required along with hard working, devotion, dedication towards right path to get progress in the life.
Idea of Rigveda mantra 10/135/1,2, 3
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 mantras 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.
Eesh: Pranaam…. I am studying your books and I have some questions… to which I can’t able to continue… my questions are:-
1. just like Rigveda tells about all the sciences, Samveda tells about worship of God, Yajurveda tells about the all the deeds.. so what does Athrvaveda tells?
2.When this earth came into existence God gave knowledge to four rishis… my questions has He given a knowledge of one Veda to one rishi or all the four vedas to all the four rishis?
3.After these four rishis they gave knowledge to Brahma so I want to know that only Brahma went to learn vedas not the other men of that period?
Thank you… and again pranaam
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you.
(1) Atharvaved tells that the matter mentioned in rest of three Vedas are true, plus medical science. Though the main subject of Almighty God is mentioned in all four Vedas yet Atharvaved also speaks in deep about the knowledge of God.
(2) God gave knowledge of one Veda to One Rishi. In this connection, I paste my article below:-
The knowledge of Vedas originated in the heart of four Rishis, but the sequence was first Rigved in the heart of Agni Rishi, second Yajurved in Vayu Rishi, Third Samved in Aditya Rishi and fourth Atharvaved in Angira Rishi.
(3) At that time, Brahma first made contact with four Rishis, he served them and attained knowledge of four Vedas. Thereafter, he spread it to others.
Manusmriti shloka 1/23 And Rigved Mantra 10/181/1,2 states that there was an aspirant who obtained the knowledge of four Vedas from the above quoted four Rishis and is called “Brahma”.
My blessings to you.
Lalit: Maharaji Pranam Gelatin is made from decaying animal hides, boiled crushed bones, connective tissues of cattle and pigs. Animal bones, skins, and tissue are obtained from slaughter houses. It is a part of all aerated milk products, mousses, ice-creams, margarine, sour cream, cottage cheese, cream pies and yogurts, powdered milk. It is used for glazing as in frosted breakfast cereals, specially Kelloggs and to glaze coffee. Common puddings that contain gelatin are jellies, trifles. It is used in diet products (fat-reduced foods) to simulate the mouth feel of fat, and to create volume without the calories. Bakeries use it in making meringues and eclairs. Gelatin is an important ingredient of the confectionery industry. Gum drops, lozenges, candy cigarettes, marshmallows, fruit chews, boiled sweets, toffees, energy bars , any aerated candy like jelly beans , tablets, nougat. Commercially made jams, cookies, cakes. Maharaji should we discontinue eating all these foods as they are vegetarian but contain gelatin which is made of cow and pig skin?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you.
Yes, when a person has come to know about the fact of animal origin of gelatin then he must leave it. Its alternative which is purely derived from plant source should be used.
Padmavati: How to control mind, how to learn to be happy with things that you have/posses and not crave for more which adds to your stress when you don’t get it?
Swami Ram Swarup: When mind is controlled then rest of problems are automatically solved so to control mind:-
I paste my articles below:-
Almighty God has created this universe and to control the five senses and mind, he has blessed us with the eternal knowledge of four Vedas. Problem arises when our five senses and mind are diverted and indulged in illusion i.e., in every worldly matter, pomp and show, pride, greed, anger, sensuality etc. Senses and mind start looking towards creation and getting enjoyment. Hardly, a person knows that such actions are harmful and are to create problems, tensions, diseases and in the end take us to meet with countless deaths in future i.e., a person indulged in illusion will get death, birth then again death, birth and in the bodies of animals, birds, insects etc., where soul is admonished to grave sorrows and sufferings. Such persons have outward attraction towards materialistic articles but do not try to make contact with learned acharya of Vedas to listen to Vedas so as to control the senses, perceptions, intellect; which is the only way to drift away from tensions, sorrows and to attain salvation while discharging moral duties. So one should actually see the Vedas also which is also a priceless creation direct from God and only meant for human beings and not living beings. The said eternal knowledge only speaks to channelize concentration of mind towards moral duties, social obligation and God/salvation. So, Vedas tell that when a person will make contact with a learned acharya to get the knowledge of Vedas, yajyen, name jaap of God, practice of yoga philosophy, then he will be able to concentrate his mind/chitta vritti.
“We receive worldly information through five organs, i.e. Eye, Ear, Nose, Tongue and Skin which is contained by our ‘Chitta’. Whatever effects are made on ‘Chitta’ by the information, the Chitta acts accordingly. So, when a situation arises, our thought relating to the information goes out of our ‘Chitta’ and acts accordingly.” These incoming and outgoing thoughts relating to ‘Chitta’ are called ‘Vritti’ i.e. ‘Various Forms’.
I would advise you to read my books- “Yoga- A divine Vedas philosophy” worth Rs.65/- and “Vedanta and eternal philosophy of Vedas of Vedas I and II” worth Rs. 31/- and Rs20/-, all excluding postal charges, if you so desire.
The book can be sent to you on receipt of your postal address, if you desire.
I would advise you to do the followings:-
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
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.
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.