Ayesha: Why did god choose Tibet as place for starting life?
Swami Ram Swarup: The whole earth has been created by God. After all, the knowledge of Vedas had to be given at one place on the earth. So, God gave the knowledge of Vedas to Rishis. But God did not give the name of place like Tibet. The name was given by Rishi-Munis. No proper noun has been used in Vedas except for the fundamental knowledge.
Anonymous: Revered Sir, I am a God loving man and principles. I perform puja daily and I understand right and wrong things in life. Since the birth of our child, my relations with my wife are not normal. This is tearing apart my family as my wife wants us to live like a normal married couple. On the other hand I am not mentally pure as I sometime watch or have the urge for others. I am unable to control this urge. However, I have never physically touched another woman other than my wife. I told all these things to my wife. In order to reconcile I told her that now we should practice brahmachrya in married life as per Hinduism and attain moksha in our grihastha life. Now, she is totally confused and broken. I too want a religious family life but with my personal faults and curent situation I am extremely stressed and confused – how to handle this situation, take along my wife and lead a pious life. Please advise and bless. Kind regards.
Swami Ram Swarup; My blessings to you. While it is good that you are God-fearing gentleman, it has been a custom normally to do worship, which is shouldered on us right from the beginning of childhood. You see, in the childhood, nobody is able to understand that what are the Divine qualities of God and who is God but the children start worshipping without realizing the same. Similarly, what are pious deeds and sins or what is good or bad is normally determined, based on our self made version. Whereas eternal and everlasting philosophy states to determine the same and even to determine the form of deeds and worship from the eternal knowledge of Vedas which emanates directly from God. So, I shall be happy if you understand rights and wrongs according to
Vedas because Yog Shastra sutra 1/7 clearly states
So in aagam pramaan, there are two pramaan(proofs) to realise truth:
1. “Aaptopdeshaha Shabdaha” (Sankhya shastra sutra 1/66). That is a Rishi who knows Vedas and has realized God by practicing Ashtang Yoga, is considered a proof to realise truth of traitwad cited above, which means that whatever he says is true, because he only says his experience of Samadhi (salvation) and hard study of Vedas and practical yajyen that is why, Kapil muni has told in his said sutra that the preach of such Rishis is true and is considered a proof to determine the truth.
2. Second proof in Aagam pramaan is- Four Vedas but Vedas have not been written by any Rishi etc. Vedas are the knowledge originated in the heart of four Rishis at the time of creation. So, Vedas are considered as “Swataha pramaan” (self-proof) being the knowledge direct from the God. So, Vedas need no proof. On this matter of Vedas, there are so many ved mantras like Yajurveda mantra 31/7. The said mantras says that Rigveda, Samveda, Atharvaveda and Yajurveda is the eternal knowledge from God, that is, Vedas emanated direct from God, so are self proof, that is why, Rishi Patanjali says in his Yoga Shastra Sutra-1/26.
“Saha Eshah Poorvesham Api Guruhu Kalenaan Avachedat” that is the Almighty God is the first Guru of the ancient Rishi at the time of first non-sexual creation. The God by His power originated the knowledge of four Vedas in the heart of four Rishis and thereafter the Rishi-munis of such qualities have been our Guru. Vyas muni commenting on this Sutra 1/26 says that at the time of creation, there was no Guru to give knowledge to the persons because every Rishi left his
body in the previous creation, which creation had been destroyed in the final destruction of universe (Pralaya) and as a principle, until knowledge is given by anybody, the knowledge cannot be attained. So our first Guru is Almighty God, Him self who gave the knowledge of four Vedas, which was followed by our ancient Rishis traditionally and we have to follow to maintain the eternal culture and realise Prakriti, soul and God, being the main objective of this human life.
Therefore, in the whole world, that path or the knowledge is true which tallies with four Vedas. This fundamental law of God must be known by everybody seriously to reach the truth. Unluckily, most of the saints are talking at their own accord and what a wonder even that they usually tell not to study the Vedas, not to perform the holy Yagna and not to follow the Yoga Philosophy; which are against the Vedas, the knowledge of God.
So, the deeds and worship done according to Vedas is true otherwise false.
No doubt, the motto of human life is to attain salvation but the path starts from listening of Vedas under the guidance of a learned acharya, who is philosopher of Vedas and Ashtang yog. So, Vedas tell to follow Brahmacharya. When we are not aware of the Vedas then not even elementary knowledge of the matter of Brahmacharya, Yajyen, name jaap, Ashtang Yog can never be known, then what to talk about deepest knowledge. I’ve written a book on Brahmacharya named “Brahmacharya dukh nivarak divya manni” (in hindi) worth Rs. 100/- excluding postal charges. The book can be sent to you on receipt of your postal address, if you desire. So, nothing can be told unless you and your wife seek the shelter of learned acharya to get vedic knowledge about married life, deeds, worship, Brahmacharya etc.
Abhishek: Pranam swamiji, you have said me that I belong to Kshatriya varna, but it is clearly mentioned that I belong to Viswamitra gotra. Can you explain me why am I belonging to kshetriya varna being in Viswamitra gotra, because there are many people who are brahmin who
belong to Viswamitra gotra. Is it because that I belong to surya shakha? I will wait for your reply.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. The person who relates to Surya vansh generally belongs to kshatriya varnna. Vishwamitraji was born in Kshatriya varnna but based on his study of Vedas, performing daily Yajyen with ved mantras and hard practice of Ashtang Yog, he became tapasvi and attained salvation. According to Yajurved mantra 31/11, the dignitary like adorable Vishwamitraji, automatically come in Brahmin varnna because caste-system is not based on birth but is based on concerned deeds. You may also follow Vishwamitraji to get the title of Brahmin.