A: Thanks for reply Sir. I also wanted to know that while we see many instances of crime, corruption etc. What is the solution Vedas propose? You know what the govt is doing these days. So, as individual what should we do?
Swami Ram Swarup: You are welcome, please. If we set our eyes on whole world, we find that every nation is involved in crimes, corruption etc., despite the fact that worship is being performed everywhere. Similarly, when we study ancient holy books like Valmiki Ramayan and Mahabharat Epic, we see that there was only one Vedic path which was followed and the same was held at every step of life by the people. As a result, there was no crime, corruption etc. Deep study of said holy books and Vedas reveals that public was very God fearing at that time and under the effect such fear, public never dared to commit crime etc., while observing only eternal Vedic path. Difference between above quoted Vedic period and the present times clearly shows that people of Vedic period were afraid of the rules and regulations framed by God in Vedas. That is why, the crime rate and corruption etc., did not exist in Vedic period. So, if first of all in India, the eternal knowledge is spread everywhere then naturally the ved mantras would affect the hearts of people and people would be bound to keep themselves always away from crime. As per Vedas also, it is the
duty of every inhabitant of India, first to listen and follow Vedic knowledge in life and thereafter to make others learned of Vedas, which is the only solution to overcome all kinds of crimes and corruption, etc.
Anonymous: Please tell me the meeting of Rig Veda 10:136:7
Swami Ram Swarup: You are welcome, please. Ved Ishwar se nikli divya avinashi vanni hai. Arthat is prithivilok kee vanni nahin hai. Isliye is vanni ke shabdon ka arth bhee divya hai jisey koi Rishi-muni athwa Yogi hee Ishwar kee kripa se jaanne mein Samarth hota hai. Is mantra mein hee dekhein- ‘keshi’ ka arth surya hai. ‘Vishasya’ arthat jal ke ‘paatren’ peene ke paatr se ‘rashmi’ samuh se “Rudreinn Saha” agni se “Yat” jab “Apibat” peeta hai arthat surya jab jal ko grahann
Aagey mantra ka bhaav hai ki tab surya ke liye vaayu isko upar mathata hai. phir akash mein sthit
vidyut is jal ko chhote-chhote kanon mein baant deitee hai jissey prithvi par varsha hoti hai. Vedon mein spasht kaha hai ki daan bhee Yajyen mein ved ke gyata vidwanon ko dakshina ke roop mein diya jaata hai yaa kisi adhikari ko diya jaata hai. har ek kisi ko daan nahin diya jaata. Yeh avashya hai ki daan nishkapat, nishkalank aur abhimaan se rahit hokar diya jaata hai. Parantu nishkapat, nishkalank aadi gunn bina Vedic sadhna ke kabhi nahin aatey. Isliye Vedic sadhna ke abhaav mein hee log daan aadi karte hain aur ahankar vash daan deikar kahin kahin apne naam likhwate rehte hain.
Isliye iska samadhan yahi hai ki ahankar chhodne ke liye hum Ishwareeya Vanni ved ko sunkar gyani banein aur vedon ke hee anusaar nitya yajyen/hawan, name jaap aur Ashtang Yog vidya ka kathor abhyaas apne kartavya-karma karte hue karein. In kartavya-karmon ko jaannein ke liye bhee ved vidya ko jaanna zaroori hai anyatha log apnee marzee se karma-dharma aur kartavya karte hain jo ved-virudh hone ke karann paap karma hee ho jaate hain. Main aapko bhee advise karoonga ki
aap ved vidya ko sune aur usko apnana jaldi se prarambh karein jissey aapka aur aapke parivaar ka kalyann hoga.
Varun: I have done mahamritiunjya jaap of about 250,000, 21 maa santoshi vrat, 21 rudra-abhishek, 11 shanivaar 21 thousand guru mantra and doing gayatri mantra. I am facing problems in getting a job.
Swami Ram Swarup: Mahamriyunjaya jaap is actually Yajurveda mantra 3/62. Study of the same would reveal that we pray to God to overcome the death cycle and attain salvation but mantra says to do daily hawan/yajyen with this mantra to fulfill the said pious desire. I mean to say when mantra says and we also pray to God to perform daily hawan/yajyen then we must obey and should perform daily hawan/yajyen with this mantra and not merely do its jaap. Further, the remaining worship quoted by you in your question is against the Vedas except Gayatri mantra, which is also
uttered/chanted either by heart or by mouth along with its meaning and idea, under the guidance of learned acharya of Vedas. So, please also try to learn Gayatri mantra and process of its jaap/hawan from any local learned acharya to get fruitful results. To get the blessings of almighty God, I would advise you to perform daily hawan, first with Gayatri mantra only. In this connection, my article is appended below:-
Hard working, devotion, dedication, honesty, services to the parents and elders to follow eternal religion mentioned in Vedas, practice of Ashtang Yoga, discharging moral duties to get progress in education, science simultaneously with spiritualism like, daily havan, to be in contact with the learned Acharya, to get his advice, are some of the pious deeds which make the future bright and obliterate the sorrows, problems, diseases, etc.
One must wake up early in the morning for early morning walk and exercises, must sit on meditation and chant holy name of God, must be away from any addiction and non-vegetarian. Such pious actions lead to long, happy life and bright future.
The Gayatri mantra is as follows —
OM BHURBHUVAHA SWAHA TATA SAVITUR VARENYAM BHARGODEVASYA
DHIMAHI DHIYO YO NAHA PRACHODYAT
Meaning of Gayatri mantra stating each word is as follows. Its meaning is based on
Vedas and Sanskrit grammar. Grammatical hints are in short please.
Om has three Hindi words. Aa, Uu AND Ma. Aa is meant for Aakaar from which three
names of God are built, Viraat, Agni, and Vishwadi. From Uu = uukar from which
Hirannyagarbha, Vayu and Tejas names occur and Ma = makaar from which Ishwar,
Aditya and Praajyan aadi, holy names of God occur. Rigveda mantra 1/164/46 says
God is one but His names are several. But here OM the holy name of God is only
VIRAAT = Viraat word is made from dhatu ‘Rajrideeptau’ i.e., manifest. Therefore
Viraat means He who manifests the universe. As God manifests the universe, thus
Viraat is the name of God. Rigveda mandal 10, sukta 129 states that like potter
makes pot from clay, similarly God creates universe from non-alive matter prakriti.
Prakriti is unseen matter. From unseen matter, the whole universe is created in the
visible form. Science also says that matter is never destroyed but changes its form.
Suppose a paper is burnt, paper changes its form into ashes. Then ashes are crushed
and thrown in air. At this moment, the paper changed into ashes becomes invisible
but was never destroyed. Similarly the whole universe at the time of final destruction
is turned into prakriti i.e., into unseen form.
AGNI = From dhatu, “ANCHU GATI POOJANAYOHO” the word “AGNI is made. Its
meaning is: He who is a form of wisdom. “SARVAJAYEN” i.e., Omniscient. That is,
knows each and every atom of universe and even beyond universe. He who is to be
known, to be gained and is worshipful. So Agni is the name of God.
VISHWA = Vishwa word is made from dhatu, “VISHPRAVESHANE”. Its meaning is He
in whom the universe is entering or He who is entering the universe. So being
omnipresent, Vishwa is the name of God.
HIRANNYAGARBHA = i.e., ” JYOTIRVAYIHIRANYAM”. Its meaning is, who is the base
of all sun, etc., luminous lokas or He who is the living place of all luminous lokas.
VAYU = from dhatu, “VA GATIGANDHANYOHO”, vayu word is made. Its meaning is
He who holds, gives life and destroys and is the mightiest amongst all. So the name
of God is Vayu.
TEJ = from dhatu, “TIJA NISHANE”, the word Tej is made meaning He who is self
made and self-enlightened and gives light to sun, moon, stars etc. God does not take
light from anywhere but gives light to sun, moon, stars, etc. so the unbroken,
unobstructed/unproduced and eternal form of light is Almighty God and not sun,
moon etc. So the name of God is Tej.
ISHWAR = from dhatu, “ISH ASHWERIYE”, the word Ishwar is made. Its meaning is
whose knowledge is thoughtful and true and He who has unlimited wealth, fortune
and glory etc. Therefore the name of God is Ishwar. Here it is not out of place to
mention that soul (man/woman) has limited qualities and are dependent whereas
God is independent and has unlimited qualities that is why He is God.
ADITYA = from dhatu, “DO AVAKHANDANE”, Aditya word is made. Its meaning is the
one who cannot be broken into pieces and thus cannot be destroyed. So God’s name
PRAJAYEN (PRAGYA) = from dhatu, “JYEN AVABODHANE”, Prajayen word is made
meaning whose wisdom is totally without any misunderstanding and thus he who
knows every matter and behavior of whole universe without misunderstanding. So
God’s name is Prajayen. So here also it is not out of place to mention that illusion
can never attack on God and God is totally free from illusion.
BHUHU = “BHUHU ITI VAYEE PRANAHA” i.e., He who is the base of lives of universe,
is most beloved, even more than Prann i.e., breath. So Bhuhu is the name of God.
BHUVAHA= “BHUVAHA ITI APANAHA” i.e., He who is totally free from any sorrow,
and the soul removes his own all sorrows after coming in contact with Him. So the
name of God is Bhuvaha.
SWAHA = i.e., “SWAHA ITI VYANAHE” who is omnipresent in the universe and is
holding the same. So the name of God is Swaha.
SAVITUHU = He who creates the universe. So the name of God is Savituhu.
DEVSYA= who gives all pleasure/merriment, so the name of God is Dev.
VARENNYAM = He who is the most supreme and acceptable. God is most supreme
and acceptable for worship.
BHARGAHA = the purest entity (though God is formless, but finding no suitable
English word of Sanskrit word, “SHUDH SWARUPAM” the word entity has been used.)
TAT = i.e., the God i.e., of the purest entity.
DHIMAHI = i.e., we must hold (sort of meditation) because
YAHA = the God
NAHA = our,
DHIYAHA = mind(i.e., in our minds)
PRACHODYAT = by inspiration (fulfil the mind with wisdom)
“We meditate the God who is the base of lives’ of universe, totally free from any sorrow, omnipresent, creates the universe, gives all pleasure/merriment, most supreme and acceptable, purest entity; May the God enlighten our minds with wisdom by His inspiration”.
Here it is not out of place to mention that idea of a (one) Ved mantra is based on ideas of several Ved mantras. So in the above Gayatri mantra, there are three things —-
Bhuhu, Bhuvaha, Swaha, Savituhu, Bhargaha, Devsya are some qualities amongst unlimited qualities of God. These are called Stuti i.e., to say about God with His real qualities and not self made etc.
Secondly Dhimahi means meditation i.e., one should always sit in meditation and do hard and pious deeds for which he will have to study Vedas in full, while discharging moral duties towards family and nation.
Third and last is DHIYO YO NAHA PRACHODYAT. It is a prayer to God explanation of which is cited above.
How to do havan
Please sit in the morning to perform havan. Havan must be in sunlight then it is more beneficial. Then half a bowl of fresh water with a tablespoon must be with you with small twigs especially of mango tree if possible, havan samagri, ghee, camphor and match box must be there with you. Please sit on sukh asan on four times folded blanket and blanket must be on mat.
Sukh asan i.e., sit on duly folded feet in comfortable position. Then first close your eyes and concentrate between two eyebrows and chant Gayatri mantra three times within heart and not by mouth. Then open your eyes.
Take one spoon of water in right palm. Chant this mantra, OM AMRITO UPASTRANMASI SWAHA and drink the water which you have put in your palm. Then again take the spoon of water in right palm then chant the next mantra, OM AMRITA APIDHANMASI SWAHA, and drink the water. Then again take the water in right palm and chant the mantra, OM SATYAM YASHAH SHRI MAYI SHRI SHRAYTAAM SWAHA, and drink the water. Then wash the right palm while sitting, with the same water kept in bowl.
Then put the twigs into havan kund with one piece of camphor and burn it. During this process chant the Gayatri mantra again and again till such time the fire is lighted sufficiently. Then chant the Gayatri mantra and at the last add the word Swaha and offer ghee with tablespoon, quantity equivalent to 4 to 5 drops. And if you are alone then also offer in fire pinch of havan samagri from your right hand’s finger and thumb avoiding forefinger. So this offering may be of 11 times, 21 times or 51 times as the time suits. It is the simplest way and I have not quoted the complete method of Yajna. The havan with Ved mantras are always offered as the best worship of God only please. Do havan daily and both times.
Procedure of Chanting
Please, start the day by chanting Gayatri mantra in the early morning sitting on suitable asan like Sukhasan, Siddhasan or Padmasan etc. concentrate on the point between two eyebrows which is called “Agyachakra”. The Gayatri mantra should be chanted along with its meaning both times. Also, please try to perform daily hawan even with Gayatri mantra. Then try to study any of my books daily and put up question if any. After 15 days chant the Gayatri mantra only thrice thereafter do the name jaap of Almighty God-“Om”. The jaap must be done daily by heart and not orally.