Vijay Luxmi: Will I get the answers in Hindi if I want?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes, please. The answer will be given in Hindi.
Rekha Nautiyal: Swami ji Charan sparsh, If somebody worship those divya aatmaye who have realised God like Shri Krishna, Shri Ram, Shivjil, Gautam Budha and many more(worship in the sense of vrat, idle pooja etc), will this practice gives any fruitful results and just go in vein. What we learn from these dignitaries? What we should do during the birthdays? Please guide us.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you, my daughter. God creates the universe and then he Himself gives the knowledge of deeds, science and worship in four Vedas. The knowledge of Vedas is eternal. So, we must obey the Vedas which are self-proof. In Vedas, idol worship has not been mentioned. Vedas tell that there is only one God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. He never takes birth and so never meets with death. He is formless. Those who had/have realised God. They realised in their human body which is cremated. In Vedas, there is no provision of worship of those who have gone to heavenly abode but there is a provision of making contact and rendering services to alive Yogi, Rishi, Muni, Tapasvi, mahapurush, Ggeat Saints who know Vedas.
Because, the dignitaries like Sri Ram, Sri Krishna Maharaj etc., also followed the eternal Vedas’ path. So, the dignitaries are extra-ordinary examples of the eternal culture which they adopted. So till the final destruction of the creation. They should be remembered by celebrating their birthdays and other days too. Their pious bhajans must be sung, their life-history must be preached and our generation must be taught that they must also attain the pious qualities which the dignitaries attained, such as, service to parents, elders, doing havan/yajyen, yoga abhyas, name jaap and discharging moral duties towards family, society, nation and world according to Vedas. For this people should listen Vedas continuously. We must bow before such dignitaries like Sri Ram, Sri Krishna Maharaj, etc.
Vijay Luxmi: I have too much tension.
Swami Ram Swarup: Tension, problem har ek banda apne pichchley janam ke kiye karmon ke mutabik bhogta hai lekin veh pareshaniyan, dukh, parmeshwar ki bhakti se hi khatam kiye ja sakte hain. Parmeshwar ki bhakti ke bina sukh kabhi bhi nahin mil sakta. Parmeshwar hi sukh ka data hai. Aap pareshaniyon se kabhi na ghabrayein. Kahin kisi gyani acharya jo vedon ko janane wala ho, usse Ishwar ke naam japne ka tareeka, roj havan karne ka tareeka, asan, prannayam aur dhyan lagana seekhein. Isko karne se sabhi dukhon ka naash ho jata hai aur sukh-shanti aa jaati hai.
J S: I am doing strong efforts to get a job again. When will I get it again?
Swami Ram Swarup: No doubt, you’ve been doing regular hard efforts to get job. Please continue your efforts God will sure help you. God sure gives the good result to those who work hard.
U: Dear Swamiji, I have gone through the book I am THAT- by Nissargadatt Maharaj, After that I try to keep in mind that I am just witness without any forms.A lady takes the form of a daughter, wife, mother,friend etc though she is in all but NOT THAT.Also I understood that to know my true nature I have to step out of my mind which is really impossible. If only ‘present’ is there then what is going on here as a continuous history. Are all these a play in the mind? Can everybody here see a same imaginative picture? Everything so complex for a simple mind to digest. But I strongly believe in Advaita philosophy. Can this belief alone help me to overcome my mind, vasanas? Awaiting your reply. Thank you.
Swami Ram Swarup: Rigveda mantra 1/164/20 states that soul is not witness alone but soul has to face the result of his previous lives’ good and bad deeds in the shape of pleasure and sorrows. Witness is only Almighty God. Mantra states that on a tree, there live two birds i.e., tree is human body and birds are soul as well as Almighty God. Mantra states that one bird is the only witness whereas the other bird takes the taste of the fruit of the tree, meaning being that God is the witness and does not face result of any deeds etc., whereas soul tastes the fruit i.e., faces the result of previous lives’ deeds while residing in the human body. So, soul is not the only witness, please. If soul had been the witness then he could have never felt pleasures or sorrows from time to time.
I would advise you to read my books Vedanta and eternal philosophy of Vedas part I & II. The books can be sent to you on receipt of your postal address if you desire. Soul is always formless but needs five senses, five organs, mind, intellect i.e., human body to do deeds etc. The soul faces the result of his previous deeds through the human body. Without human body, soul remains in Sushupt Avastha i.e., in coma-like stage. Not only present but past and future are also there. I paste here my article on Karmas’ Theory and Vedas’ Philosophy for your information please.
Three types of Deeds
There are three types of deeds (karmas) – sanchit, prarabhadh and kriyamann. Suppose one soul has to take birth (body). It means he has to face total number of deeds of his all previous lives and these deeds are called sanchit karmas but sanchit deeds are huge/unlimited and cannot be faced in one life. So the karmas which can be faced in one life are called prarabhadh (luck-destiny). So God has not made our luck at His own but Almighty God has taken the deeds which we have already done.
Yajurveda mantra 7/48 clarifies that human being is free to do any deed good or bad but God only awards the result. Now the balance deeds from sanchit deeds will be counted in the next life. Now the deeds which we do in our day today present life are called kriyamann.
If we do pious deeds according to Vedas, shastras and holy books and based on pious preaches of Rishi, Muni/learned saints then our all sanchit deeds are burnt and we can get salvation. Human beings are free in the matter of doing deeds good or bad. But result will be awarded by God. So we must worship and do pious deeds under guidance of a learned Guru. One should go always ahead for hard working, pious deeds, worship to make future bright himself. One should always work hard towards a right path.
Worship does not mean that we are free to discharge only our family duties, education, etc., but rather it is a sin. We have to get progress in both way at a time i.e., spiritualism and worldly progress i.e., science, education, duties towards family etc. God creates the universe according to His eternal law framed in Vedas which are always unchangeable and unchallengeable. So we have to follow the law of God always to get long happy life.
God has made universe and blessed us human body to do pious deeds only. He has not made any heaven or hell. All have to face the result of their deeds, good or bad here only, even by taking rebirth. (Rigveda mantra 10/135/1,2)
God has not only made universe but has also given knowledge of four Vedas where answers to your and everyone’s questions have been given. There are four Vedas:
1. Rig Veda – gives knowledge of science, matter of the universe like sun, moon, air body etc., etc.
2. Yajurveda – gives knowledge of all the deeds and duties to be performed by men or women, students, leaders, king, agriculturist etc., etc., etc.
3. Samveda – gives knowledge how to worship God who gives peace and long happy life etc. In this way, details of Yoga philosophy, qualities, supreme deeds and nature of the God are also given.
4. Atharvaveda – gives details of God, medical science and details of medicine etc.
Actually in four Vedas there is unlimited knowledge. Yajurveda mantra 40/8 says that God is everywhere, is Almighty, formless, devoid of nervous system, purest, away from sins and away to face any result of any karmas (deeds), knows every soul, knows what is in everyone’s mind, no body has made God, but God creates universe, has given the eternal knowledge of four Vedas and always gives the said knowledge at the beginning of every universe to know the science and deeds to all concern. Similarly four Vedas say about God that God is an omnipresent, omniscient, formless, beyond imagination and beyond calculation. Actually God has unlimited qualities. There is only one God who creates, nurses, destroys the universe and again creates. Atharvaveda mantra 4/1/1 also says that God gives the knowledge of Vedas at the beginning of the earth to four Rishis of unsexual creation. And thereafter only public listens Vedas through Rishis Munis as yet and become learned. Rig-Veda gives knowledge of Almighty, Yajurveda gives knowledge of karmas (deeds), Samveda tells about worship-Yoga philosophy and Atharvaveda about medicines and God. Actually all Vedas commonly says about God also, so this is about Vedas in short. But the knowledge of Vedas is endless.
It is a fundamental law that knowledge is always given by somebody otherwise knowledge can’t be gained at any cost. If a new born baby is nursed well in a dense jungle and is not educated then he will not be able to gain any knowledge. So we have to think about the origin of the knowledge prevalent in the world today. In this connection all Vedas themselves say that God gives this knowledge to four Rishis. As has also been said by Rishi Patanjali in yoga shastra sutra 1/26, God is first Guru of the four Rishis.
Yajurveda mantra 31/7 also refers. This is all in short about Vedas.
The Vedas are not a book, rather it is a knowledge originated in the heart of Rishis. At the time of beginning of the earth those Rishis preached Vedas by mouth and all others remembered the same by mouth at that time there was no pen, pencil, paper, etc. This process of studying Vedas by mouth remained till Mahabharata time. Muni Vyas too remembered Vedas traditionally by mouth. Then Muni Vyas first time wrote the Vedas on Bhoj patra about 5300 years ago. In 16th century when printing press came into existence then the Vedas were printed. Still Vedas are not those which have been printed but Vedas are those which are preached by mouth by an Acharya/yogi and the printed Vedas are called Sanhita.
Now if somebody worships a statue etc., i.e., its their own creation please but Vedas deny. According to Vedas the best worship of the God is Yajyen (Yajna) for which all Vedas are self-proof. Yajurveda mantra 31/16 says that the learned persons worship God by Yajyen.
So many people have asked me that most of the scholars/preachers of different religion state that their religion incorporates all matters of the world including science. What about Vedas? I wrote so many Ved Mantras describing science matters therein. For example, Yajurvaveda Mantra 3/6 states “Ayam Gauhu Swaha Pitram Puraha Prayan Mataram Prishnihi Aakrameet Asadat”.
Meaning= This earth revolves around the Sun in the space and it also rotates on its own axis. Vedas are eternal like God because Vedas emanate from God. Now, according to Vedas, this present creation is about 1 Arab, 96 crores, 8 lakh and about 53,000 years old. So are the Vedas but as said in Rigveda Mantra 10/191/3 the present creation is same as was the previous one and this process of creation is eternal. So are the Vedas which emanate from eternal God. This all concludes that Vedas are the oldest in this creation also and no other book of science, maths or pertaining to spiritualism is written before Vedas.
Like the above example of rotation and revolution of earth, the significance of whole present science is mentioned in Vedas. We can see that whatever is happening in the universe, is all according to the Vedas. For example, occurance of six seasons, actions of Sun, moon, process of death, birth, worship, yoga philosophy, atomic energy, agriculture, animal husbandry, knowledge of politics, administration, architecture, solar energy, knowledge of home appliances like mixer, grinder, business rules, about men, women, children, marriage, Brahamcharya, education, clothes etc., etc., i.e., knowledge right from a straw to Brahma is all in Vedas. God is Almighty and has unlimited powers. So through His power He is able to originate the knowledge of Vedas in the heart of four Rishis without pencil, paper, help of mouth or any other worldly assistance.
We, i.e., the whole world depends on Almighty God but God is forever independent. That is why, He is God. We are the souls who reside in human bodies. We need assistance of senses, perceptions, mind and body to do deeds but not God.
Nowadays, so many saints are writing books. What is the background to right their books? Background is clear that they have first studied or listened the preach from their Gurus, keeping aside the matter of truth or falsehood. And after studying or listening the same, they became able to write the books. So this is also fundamental law, based on which, the ancient Rishis first listened Vedas and when they became learned then only they wrote the Vedic books like Valmiki Ramayana, six shastras, Mahabharata (Bhagwad Geeta), Upanishads, etc., etc. So, first the knowledge of Vedas is initiated in the universe and afterwards other books come into existence.
Somebody may say that human beings have knowledge by their nature to create anything like books etc., but we see that the newly born baby who is nursed in a jungle, in the absence of knowledge of a learned person, he becomes incapable to do anything. Thus, he can’t be M.A, M.Sc, doctor etc. So there are two types of the words and meanings. First, eternal which are from Almighty God and second, natural made by human beings. Eternal word meanings are always from Vedas i.e., from God. After listening/studying Vedas, human-beings become learned and then too based on their own natural knowledge, they make their own words and meanings, literature etc. But it is very much clear that in the absence of knowledge of Vedas, no one can become learned. Nowadays, also people live in dense jungle and do not lead a civilized life because they are not learned as cited above. Vedas are not sects because they emanate direct from God and God is one for all human beings. God creates sun, moon, air, water, food etc., which are meant for the best use of all human-beings for their long, happy life. So are the Vedas.
So all human beings must accept Vedas as an eternal knowledge from God, for the benefit of whole creation.
According to the eternal knowledge of the Vedas, there is traitwad i.e., Prakriti, Souls and Almighty God and not Advaitwad, please. Please, try to study my above books and then send your question. You are always, welcome.