Rajendra: Age of raja dashrath
Swami Ram Swarup: Raja Dashrath got four sons at the age of sixty years. Now, roughly, it can be guessed that Sri Ram was married and thereafter, he was given throne and it involved about thirty seven years. So, total age roughly comes to ninety seven years. At the said age, king Dashrath got the shock of sending Sri Ram to exile and died. I would like to state that to know such type of ages would do nothing because it may not give peace and may not inspire to listen to Vedas or to do hard practice of Ashtang Yoga, to get main motto of life i.e., salvation.
VG: Swamiji, Many spiritual leaders talk about beginning of satya yuga from Dec 2012. Can you please shed some light on this?
Swami Ram Swarup: As per Manusmriti, the duration of Satyug is 17 lakhs 28 thousands years. Kalyug started about five thousand three hundred years ago. So, how Satyug can begin from 2012.
Anonymous: Param Pujya Guruji please accept my sashtang dandwat pranam in your lotus feet. I have reached at my destination well. It was a good experience for me and many many thanks to you to permit me to attend the annual yajna and vedic preachings from a learned Acharya of Vedas. I request you to impart me spiritual guidance so that I may proceed on he vedic path. I have been discharging my duties as per my knowledge but my some deeds got wrong side while I have done my best. I will be grateful if you please give/impart me DEEKSHA so that I can proceed further in my life (both spiritual and matarialistic life). At prsent I have doubt on the word Kshama (excuse) included in the properties of Dharma by Manu Maharaj while the almighty God is not excusing anyone for his mistakes. I have tried to understand this as per my knowledge and from the books and preachers. I have read many explanations but my mind is not satisfied on the other hand I principally accept this phenomenon of excuse. Maharaja Prithviraj excused invader Mohd Gouri so many times and at last got an aweful result. Please excuse me if I have asked/written something wrong.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you for a long, happy life. To get Deeksha and further Vedic guidance, you’re adviced to come here when time suits you. I really appreciate your views to follow the Vedic path. In Manusmriti, the meaning of Kshama is that one may excuse the person who tries to oppose you but he is poor and weak and is not able to stand before a healthy, wealthy person. So, it is duty of healthy, wealthy person that he forgoes the poor. But, Vedas tell that when a warrior or a person or enemy is standing before another warrior of his category then excuse will always be harmful. No question of excuse, my son because a follower is entitled to put any kind of question to remove his misunderstanding, otherwise knowledge cannot be attained.