Sid: Pranam Guruji, We are taught from the very beginning to be confident in life. Please tell me what is the difference between confidence and pride and ego. Should one avoid all three to attain God in this mortal life? Pranam Guruji.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Fundamental law mentioned by God in Vedas is this that to realize God, one should have contact with learned acharya of Vedas to follow Vedic preach wherein daily Yajyen, name jaap, practice of Ashtang Yog etc., is preached. No doubt, that the said worship of God is to be continued while discharging all our moral duties towards family, society and nation. When an aspirant does the same then he would know that he has to leave the anger, ego, pride, sensuality etc., all vices. Then only he would achieve his confidence and will also achieve the divine pleasure in his life.
I mean to say whatever pious deeds he would do, he would attain confidence to do and would always achieve success because of control on his senses, perceptions , mind and intellect by virtue of the above quoted contact and vedic worship. It is clearly mentioned by God in all Vedas that nobody can realize Him in the absence of eternal vedic knowledge which emanates directly from Him.
However, whosoever is interested to do worship against Vedas, he can do at his own accord.
Maulin: Hanumanji original birth date.
Swami Ram Swarup: Sorry, I think this information is quite impossible to get.