Nidhi: Dear Swamiji, Pranaam. I am currently reading the autobiography of somebody. In it he has mentioned some facts which are confusing based on the answers you have given to me of my previous questions. He has mentioned that his guru used to ask people to wear precious stones or amulets to decrease the effects of certain karmas/planets etc. However you have mentioned that wearing such things do not change anything. So is what mentioned in this autobiography misleading? In it he has also mentioned that his guru could predict the future eg, a person will fall sick on such and such day etc. And also that his guru could heal the sick people by either his touch or prayers etc. Is this possible?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you, my daughter. Wearing of precious stones and
amulets do not effect our karmas either to destroy sins or to give pleasure to us. The fundamental law of Almighty God mentioned in Vedas and further mentioned by Rishis in Shastras etc., is unchallengeable and unchangeable that our present birth is meant to face the result of previous lives’ deeds- good or bad in the shape of happiness and sorrows respectively and whatever we do in the present life, it will be faced in Future births. However, Vedas state that the previous lives’ bad deeds which are faced in the shape of sorrows etc., can be destroyed by doing yajyen, name jaap of God and practice of ashtang Yoga daily while discharging moral duties of family and nation daily
and thus a person attains salvation where all kinds of deeds gets totally destroyed. So, when the above laws are unchangeable, unchallengeable and eternal then what the precious gems which are
non-alive etc., would do? I also paste my article below-
Yajurveda mantra 7/48 and similar types of several mantras of Vedas state that we, the human beings are free to do pious deeds or sins. But result thereof is always awarded by Almighty God in the shape of happiness and sorrows respectively. Everybody knows that Almighty God is supreme judge, so how can a man, woman or a gem change the result of the deeds of a person. For example- God has given punishment to a person due to his sins of previous lives and person has to face
sorrows, accident etc., then how can an astrologer or gem change the award of Almighty God. Actually, due to lack of the knowledge of Vedas, fundamental law of nature/God has now become unknown to the innocent public, with the result, several man made worships/rules etc., have been forced on the innocent public and in this way, the public is being divested of money and happiness. Our country has been a land of rishis and munis who have never deceived the people. Instead, they serve the people whole heartedly and maintain peace. Yes, somebody can claim that he has been benefited by wearing gem, present astrology and by following the path of false saints etc. But, it is not a reality, say Vedas.
Actually, what happens is that the benefit achieved by such people is due to the result given by God to them based on their pious deeds of previous lives. Vedas –shastras further tell that even in the
absence of adoption of the said false path, the benefit would have inevitably accrued to the person. Otherwise several people adopt the false path, which is against the Vedas, but only few get the said
benefit. If the path had been true according to Vedas then everyone could receive the benefit. Our pious human body has been blessed by the God to achieve the true path stated in Vedas by which final liberation is attained.
Future is based on present pious deeds. If anyone wants to make his future bright, he is required to do hardworking, pious deeds to maintain honesty, firm decision and daily worship of God. Yajurveda mantra 7/48 states that human beings are free to do pious deeds or sins but result is awarded by God in the shape of pleasure, long, happy life and sorrows respectively. So why to worry about the future. In fact we should be concerned about our present pious deeds which will make our future bright. It is a fundamental law of Vedas that present pious deeds alongwith eternal worship of God based on Vedas destroys the result of previous lives’ sins which have to be borne in
our future or present life. So instead of wasting our energy in baseless thoughts or worries about
future, we should channelize our energy in doing pious deeds in our present time.
Also, in Vedas, there is no mention about prediction of future etc. However, a great yogi who has attained Dharammegh Samadhi is empowered to know but you see he would never discuss or tell such matters except spiritualism. Also, there is no mention about healing and curing people through touch or prayer. Vedas only tell that by following Vedic path, one should attain salvation while discharging all moral duties.
Nidhi: Pranaam Swamiji, Why did Shri Krishna Maharaj have 2 wives?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you, my daughter. Sri Krishna Maharaj had two
wives i.e., Rukmanni and Satyabhama, then it was his personal discretion and being a Yogi, he was always away from facing any result of deed.