Somya: Pranam Guruji.Guruji I have a question which always irritates me and it is that why soul is not independent and why it has to take up a human body?why god is the owner of the supreme power and why not a soul?Please help me. If I am mistaken in asking this question ,please forgive me.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you, my daughter. The question raised by you, consisting of ‘Why’ cannot be answered, please except with the explanation that the nature of any matter is ever unchangeable. For example- Ice has a quality of coldness, lion has nature of roaring, wind blows, sun shines giving heat, moon shines at night giving serenity etc., etc. I mean to say that the qualities of the said matters are unchangeable being natural. Similarly, soul has its eternal, everlasting nature of dependency. I mean to say, soul is able to see, hear, taste, touch, smell, if the soul is provided with eyes, ears, tongue, skin and nose. Soul will move and work using legs and hand. Rigveda mantra 10/135/1, 2 state that soul take the body i.e., birth to face the result of previous lives’ deeds which cannot be borne in the absence of five senses, perceptions and body.
Similarly, it is a natural phenomenon that God is supreme power. You see, He who creates, nurses, destroys and again creates the universe is the “God”. God has unlimited divine qualities. He is formless, controls and commands the universe. Secondly, Yajurveda mantra 27/36 states that the unlimited divine qualities possessed within God are only possessed by Him and not others. So, no one is even equivalent to God. When there is none who was, is or shall be equivalent to Him, so naturally God exercises His supreme power. However, soul has limited power as compared to God’s unlimited power, both being natural.
Kiran: Namaste swamji charana sparsh today i have received your books through Post. Thank you ,thank you for showing divine light for my (jeevatma)
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. You are welcome, please.
Anonymous: Respected Sir, Please guide me in suggesting some good name (from Vedas, other Sanskrit literature) for my daughter. Please also tell me the meaning of the name too. Warm Regards.
Swami Ram Swarup: a. Manisha- who learns all the subject after deep discussion with a learned and then considers.
b. Sumedha- who has brilliant mind.
c. Kavya- learned of Vedas which includes all education.
All these names exist in Vedas.
Arvind Arya: Swami Ji, should we donate our organs after death? Is there any reference of organ donation in our scriptures?
Swami Ram Swarup: In Vedas, it is clearly stated that all organs and body are made of non-alive five matters of prakriti. We are souls and not body. Soul resides in the body i.e., why the organs and body work. In case of death, we (souls) go out from the body and body then starts decomposing. So, it is one’s own desire whether he donates or not.