Lalit: ॐ सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः सर्वे शन्तु निरामयाः । सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु मा कश्चिद्दुःखभाग्भवेत् । ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः Swamiji is this a vedic mantra, if yes than please give the details.
Swami Ram Swarup: It is not a Ved mantra but it is chanted after completion of hawan in Arya samaj and by others.
Ashish: Swami ji Pranam. how to control our sensory organs.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. In this regard, I paste my answer-
Good thoughts control bad thoughts. Therefore in Vedas, there are two pious words- sankalp i.e., pious thoughts and Vikalp i.e., bad thoughts.
In Shantiparv of Mahabharat, Bhisham Pitamah state that O Yudhishthir! There is a simple way to control the bad thoughts regarding sensuality, etc., that one should try not to allow any bad thoughts to enter in his mind. But question arises how the same can be made possible?
In this connection Rigveda Mantra 10/53/7 states that one should always work hard to do pious deeds according to Vedas. Thus, he will gather and realize the knowledge which will further enable him to control his senses, perceptions and mind. So it is necessary to seek the shelter of a learned acharya who will guide and preach the Vedic path. One should also learn Vedic philosophy which will help the individual to kill bad thoughts.
I have written about sixteen holy books based on Vedas, on such subjects. Some CDs containing spiritual preach and spiritual songs of mine shall also be of considerable help in this mater because main subjects is to listen Vedas either through Cds or books. One should also awake early in the morning daily for morning walk and light exercises , must take plenty of water daily i.e., 15-20 glasses a day, chanting of Gayatri mantra and doing daily hawan from Gayatri mantra gives a fruitful result. Aasan, prannayam and daily meditation must be learnt and one should practise the same.
Arun: Please send the following:
Vedas – a Divine Light Vedas – a Divine Light Part II
Vedas – a Divine Light Part III Vedas – a Divine Light Part IV
Vedas – a Divine Light Part V Vedic Pravachan Sangrah – 1
Protect The Holy Cow, Say Vedas
Vedanta and Eternal Vedas’ Philosophy – I
Vedanta and Eternal Vedas’ Philosophy – II
Swami Ram Swarup: Books are being sent to you, please.