MeiKam: Dear Guruji, when should a child attend yajyen? And when should he/she start practicing yoga and meditation? Thanks!
Swami Ram Swarup: Blessings daughter. A child should perform hawan/Yajyen and practice Ashtang Yog Philosophy under guidance of a learned acharya between the age of six and eight.
MeiKam: Dear Guruji, A person’s nature is largely inborn (previous lives sanskars and parents’ sanskars during pregnancy) or environment-oriented (environment he/she is being nurtured after birth) – which one has greater influence? Thanks!
Swami Ram Swarup: Blessings daughter. Soul comes in the womb of mother based on his previous lives deeds/sanskars. Before taking birth, the soul is affected also with the sanskars of parents.
After getting birth, the baby till death is also effected with sanskars –good or bad from the environments etc. The person gets the human body to face the result of his previous lives’ deeds (prarabdh) and the deeds done in the present life are faced in the next births. But if a person follow Vedic path, he can destroy the effect of all deeds and can get salvation.