Krishna: dvaitvad aur advaitvad mein antar
Swami Ram Swarup: According to Vedas-shastras there is only Traitwad. In this regard, I paste my articles below. If you are not satisfied, you may send your query, again, please. However, I would advise you to read at least one book written by me, named “Vedanta and Eternal Vedas’ Philosophy Part-I” in English worth Rs. 31/- excluding postal charges. It shall clarify all your doubts about Triatwad, Dwaitwad and Advaitwad etc.
There are three matters in the Vedas which is called “Traitwad” first Almighty God , second – souls , third – Prakriti.
Almighty God and souls are alive whereas Prakriti is non-alive from which God creates universe. So, there is not only atma (souls) but Almighty God and Prakriti are also there.
Souls (Atma) are several but God is one. Soul takes living being’s body based on his previous lives’ Karmas – good or bad so human being’s bodies , animals and birds’ body etc., are taken by souls.
So, God states in Vedas that services to mother, father , learned atithi, learned acharya of Vedas and Yoga philosophy are required to be rendered when they are alive only and not after death.
Advait means there is only one God and nothing else. Means, soul is also God which is against the Vedas. Dvait means there are two matters God and soul, which is again against the Vedas.
Dinesh: Swami ji is there is a Pendle in which the power of three god Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh lie. Where is it? I help everybody but that person doesn’t respect me. Why?
Swami Ram Swarup: There is no pendle where power of Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh can lie. There is only one formless God whose names are unlimited based on His unlimited qualities. In this connection, I paste my article below-
There is only one God who is formless, creates, nurses and destroys the universe. He is Almighty and supreme, beyond description, beyond imagination and beyond calculation. He is omnipresent and omniscient. Divine qualities of Almighty God are described in eternal knowledge of Vedas. Vedas emanate direct from God. So all Hindus and others too believe in Vedas.
Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh are the name of one said God. Brahma means the greatest. Vishnu means omnipresent and Mahesh means the greatest. God has no wives please because He is Almighty and needs no assistance etc. No one is above God please. All religions tell to worship God.
Names of God
In the Vedas there is only one God but has so many names according to his qualities. For example His name is OM which means the God is the saviour of all. His name is SURYA (sun) i.e., sun has light but sun takes light from God because God has the supreme and Divine light of His own. His name is Chandrma (moon). Moon gives peace, calm, cold and charming light so the name of God is also Chandrma (moon) because God gives peace, calm etc., to those who worship etc., etc. we all people do not worship thirty three Goddesses as briefed above. Shiva means Kalyan i.e., happiness, welfare, good fortune and benediction etc., i.e., He who does welfare to human beings, He is Shiva and He is only one Almighty God said above. Vishnu means He who is everywhere and He is only one Almighty God.
Rig-Veda mantra 1/164/46 says,” EKAM SADRUPA VIPRAH BAHUDHA VADANTI,” i.e., EKAM SATAM means truth is one i.e., God is one but VIPRAH = Rishis, Munis who were/are learned of Vedas, BAHUDHA VADANTI utter so many names of God mentioned in Vedas like AGNIM YAMAM MATRISHVANAM AAHUHU meaning-the name of God are Agni, Yam, Matrishva and AAHUHU means “says”. In Yajurveda mantra 32/1 the names of God stated are AGNI, ADITYA, VAAYU, CHANDRMA, SHUKRAM, BRAHM, AAPAH, and PRAJAPATIHI ETC, ETC, ETC. I would explain the meaning of above all the names of God in brief due to shortage of time and space.
AGNI= agrini i.e., at the top or who comes first or who was before the creation and according to the said qualities, here the meaning of Agni pertains to God i.e., God is eternal and therefore exists always before the creation etc. that is why Rigveda mantra 1/1/1 says AGNIM Eedey – in the said mantra the meaning of Agni is God according to the qualities and situation. Meaning of Eedey means desire. Therefore the meaning of Agnim Eedey is , “I am desirous of God. Similarly YAM means controller of universe, Matrishva means air i.e., like the air God gives life to human beings. Aditya means which can not be broken into pieces, Chandrma means like moon God gives calm/peace, Shukram means Almighty, Braham means the superior/the biggest/the greatest etc., in the universe, Aapah means omnipresent, Prajapatihi means one who nurses the universe. So all the said meanings have the qualities of God and hence the name of God in the
Vedas, but these are always uttered by Rishis Munis, who are learned of Vedas, as mentioned in Rig-Veda mantra quoted above. Therefore only Rishis Munis who are learned of Vedas, utter or tell the holy name of God mentioned in Vedas and those who do not know Vedas can never utter the above holy names of God. But the said holy names, on the other hand, are even of surprising nature to them.
One thing more, the holy names of God in the Vedas are according to the nature, knowledge and deeds (God creates, nurses, destroys and controls the universe etc.) of Almighty God. Therefore those names are eternal and countless. So I am not able to mention here infinite names of Almighty God being beyond imagination, beyond calculation and beyond description etc., and we have to worship the said Almighty God whose description is in four Vedas, whose study has mostly been made stopped by the present saints who were against the Vedas and speak only charming stories etc., and never tells about Vedas. Whereas the description of Vedas is in Geeta, Ramayana,
six shastras, Upnishads and all ancient holy books. The reason why the present (most of them) saints do not quote Vedas is that they do not study the Vedas, do not do Yajyen and do not obey Ashtang Yoga Philosophy mentioned in Vedas which was too adopted by Shri Ram, Shri Krishna, Mata Sita, King Harishchandra, king Dashrath and their subjects/ public etc. Therefore we must be aware of false prophets.
Helper should never accept help from others. I mean to say all Vedas and shastras state that a good person should do pious deeds but he should not desire for its result because result is awarded by God only and not man.
Shadmeen: How can I increase my concentration in studies?
Swami Ram Swarup: In every field duty is the most important deed but moral duties are discharged only when hard efforts are done. Otherwise, efforts will be of no use if the person is not aware of the duties entrusted to him by God, society and parents etc. So, please note that it is a moral duty of a student not to be nervous and pay his full attention to his study. Attention would also be of no use if hard-efforts of daily study are not made. Mostly, weak students start thinking that the study, questions, problems etc., are difficult and he would not be able to solve. Then he becomes nervous. This shows his laziness and forgetting his moral duties. So, all students must be aware of their moral duties like paying attention towards their daily study. If any question or problem cannot be solved or any subject seems to be difficult then he should take more interest on the same, doing hard practice daily. First of all, he should take great pain and interest to overcome
difficulty and nervousness, if still his practice goes in vain then he should take assistance of any teacher, lecturer or professor who will sure help him. To become nervous, is student’s blunder mistake and great sin which make his/her future dark and is cursed by all. Such students also waste the hard earned money of the parents and shatter all their dreams. I also paste some other articles in this regard:-
Building interest in studies
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 15 minutes. Go for morning walk and light exercises daily. Take plenty of water i.e., at least 15 -to 20 glasses in a day. Always respect your parents, elders and teachers. Must be soft spoken, avoid TV so as not to see bad scenes, films etc. this all will help you to concentrate in your study. Whatever you study and learn, try to write on rough book a lot without seeing books etc. I have written a book on Brahmacharya in Hindi, that can be sent free of cost to you. The book is specially meant for students.
Mantra for Vidya
Mantra to attain vidya is hard study, brahamcharya, concentration and devotion. One must leave the laziness and must not be dependent on anyone. He should work hard with the assistance of teachers/professors/lecturers, himself to study hard. It is a moral duty of a student to concentrate on hard study and to look after his health.
G S: Dear Swamiji, my life is not stable from the last seven years. I am an educated IT professional. I have a good reputation but not money. I want to go abroad. I am too depressed. Please give me a solution.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. One should never be demoralized. You know the life is a struggle and we have to face it happily. The obstacles come due to result of our previous lives’ deeds which are awarded by the God. The effect of bad deeds is destroyed by regular worship. So, I would like to advise you to do Gayatri havan daily which will be beneficial for you at this stage. The process of doing havan is pasted below.
I could not understand, why don’t you have money. Are you not earning money by doing any job or are you dissatisfied by your earnings, please intimate. You have your loving son, naturally you should be earning well, please intimate. In the family life, one should be hard-worker to earn money to feed the family well. You should also try your level best to go abroad based on your technical and educational qualification. May God help you. My blessings are with you to get success to earn money.
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 Gaytri 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 AMRTO 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 Gaytri mantra again and again till such time the fire is lighted sufficiently. Then chant the Gaytri 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.