R: Pranam. since one year there is problem of very strange bad smell coming from my breath and body. I am very clean in taking bath and brush. i never take non veg, tobacco, smoking or alcohol. I don’t know what is the reason behind this strange foul smell which some people told as burning or garbage like smell. Please help as what can be cause of this smell and how can it be fully cured soon. thank you.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. You are advised to get yourself medically examined because such bad smell is mostly generated due to disturbance of stomach function.

Aditya: Pranaam maharaji. As the god created this world and the cycle of day and night starts what comes first amavasya or punmashi?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. God also created the days, weeks, months, years, time also. So, automatically first day of the creation will be considered first day of month. Accordingly, poornnamasi and amavasya occur.

K S: Respected Swami Ji Namastey. My father is suffering from cancer besides medical treatment what is your kind suggestion for me to do. Is there any spiritual way to heal such disease. how can i contribute to his better life and health so that the disease goes away. Is there any way or hope?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Nowadays, medical authorities are in advanced stage. So, you have to serve your father and give medicine in time, as suggested by medical authorities. It will sure serve the purpose. You should also take your father for morning walk and give him the nutritive food.

Puru: I want to ask what are the ways to control the thoughts. Many times while studying I start imagining useless things and find it hard to concentrate.
Swami Ram Swarup: In this regard, I paste my article –


Concentration is not made on mind, but mind has to be concentrated on particular point or subject etc. It requires practice of Yam, Niyam, Asan, Prannayam, Pratyahar, Dharnna and Dhyan then one attains Samadhi. In this path, guidance of a spiritual master who knows Vedas and Ashtang Yoga philosophy is needed. Holy name jaap of God helps a lot. I have written a book on Yoga which can be sent on receipt of your postal address. However, personal guidance as stated is essential. It is a moral duty of a student to concentrate on hard study and to look after his health. Avoid bad society always concentrate on your Brahmacharya. Awake early in the morning and after bath-brush etc., do holy name jaap of God at least for fifteen minutes. Go for morning walk and light exercises daily. Take plenty of water i.e., 15-20 glass in a day. Always respect your parents, elders and teachers. Must be soft spoken, Avoid TV to see bad scenes, films etc. This all will help you to concentrate in you study. Whatever, you study and learn, try to write on rough book a lot without seeing books etc. Please refer to the book- “Brahmacharya-Dukh Nivarak Divya Mani”.