Basant: Please tell me what should be the age(KAAL,date) of Maharshi patanjali, Kanaad and gautam. Indologists dates patanjali sometimes between 200 B.C. To 200 A.D. . Maharshi kanaad is dated 6th century B.c. Maharshi gautam is also dated very badly. I want to know your view.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Mostly shastras were written about six thousand years ago. Exact date of birth of Rishis who wrote six shastras is not known, please.

Anonymous: Pranaam swamiji last time when i asked question about upanishads you answered that learned Vedic scholar accepts only 11 upanishads. What it meant by this? Maharshi Dayaanand was not a Vedic scholar?.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. I can never ever think that Swami Dayanand Saraswatiji was not a Vedic scholar. He was a great scholar of Vedas. I’m sorry how you thought me to think against Rishi Dayanand.

As regards Upnishads, it is said that there are 108 upnishads but learned of Vedas do not accept it. I’ve read only 11 upnishads i.e.,

1. Eeshopnishad

2. Kenopnishad

3. Mundakopnishad

4. Mandukyopnishad

5. Kathopnishad

6. Prashnopnishad

7. Eiteryopnishad

8. Taitiriyopnishad

9. Chchandogyopnishad

10. Brihadarannyakopnishad

11. Shwetashvaropnishad

which are found true.

BA: Views sought on an article on Geeta.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. I’ve written detailed comments on 1-12th chapters of Bhagwad Geeta in two parts. Work to complete rest of the six chapters is in hand. Mostly, the meaning of ‘mein’ in Bhagwad Geeta is Formless, Almighty, Omnipresent God. I’m busy but soon I’ll see your article on the site also, please. Because sixty-four days annual Yajyen of four Vedas from 11th April to 13th June is continuing and I’ve to recite and preach Ved mantras from all four Vedas four-five times a day. So, after 13th June , I’ll sure see your article.