G Raghuram: Dear Swamiji, If due to work / travel I am not able to perform ammavasey tarpanam then what is the alternatve or what precaution I have to take.
Swami Ramswarup: Amavasya tarpannam means performing Yajyen with Ved mantras on the pious day of Amavasya as stated in Atharvaveda mantra 7/79/1. If it is not performed due to travelling then all the mantras can be recited in mind.

Madhuri Verma: Is amavasya auspicious for performing Mundan? How about performing Mundan on Shani Amavasya or is it better to perform Mundan on Som (Monday) amavasya?

G Raghuram: Dear Swamiji, If due to work / travel I am not able to perform ammavasey tarpanam then what is the alternatve or what precaution I have to take.
Swami Ramswarup: Amavasya tarpannam means performing Yajyen with Ved mantras on the pious day of Amavasya as stated in Atharvaveda mantra 7/79/1. If it is not performed due to travelling then all the mantras can be recited in mind.

Madhuri Verma: Is amavasya auspicious for performing Mundan? How about performing Mundan on Shani Amavasya or is it better to perform Mundan on Som (Monday) amavasya?
Swami Ramswarup: Pious mundan ceremony can be performed on any day, as per Vedas, please.

Hitesh: How to develop concentration and control my mind? I am a student.
Swami Ramswarup: STUDENT LOSING CONCENTRATION
Concentration is not made on mind, but mind has to be concentrated on particular point or subject etc. It requires practice of Yam, Niyam, Asan, Pranayaam, Pratyahar, Dharnna and Dhyan then one attains Samadhi. In this path, guidance of a spiritual master who knows Vedas and Ashtang Yoga philosophy is needed. Holy name jaap of God helps a lot. I have written a book on Yoga which can be sent on receipt of your postal address. However, personal guidance as stated is essential. 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 Brahamcharya. Awake early in the morning and after bath-brush etc., do holy name jaap of God at least for fifteen minutes. Go for morning walk and light exercises daily. Take plenty of water i.e., 15-20 glass in a day. Always respect your parents, elders and teachers. Must be soft spoken, Avoid TV to see bad scenes, films etc. This all will help you to concentrate in you study. Whatever, you study and learn, try to write on rough book a lot without seeing books etc. Please refer to the book- “Brahamcharya-Dukh Nivarak Divya Mani”.

Shubh Karma

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.

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.

You may send the query again in case you need more guidance.

Madhuri: Swamiji apke anusar yog kya hai?
Swami Ramswarup: Actually, personal views of anyone on the earth on such typical, deep matters are of no use. Fundamentally, the proof of Vedas is required to come to true conclusion. So, as per Vedas like Yajurveda mantra 7/4 including seventeen chapters of Yajurveda, to control the chitta vrittis is called “Yog”. As per Yog shastra sutra 2/29, there are eight parts of Ashtang Yoga Philosophy which are Yam, Niyam, Asan, Prannayam, Pratyahaar, Dharnna, Dhyan, Samadhi. Yogis who attain the eighth stage of Ashtang Yoga i.e., Samadhi, they actually realize God and are called “Yogis”.