Anonymous: Namaste guru ji mera ek prashan hai. Kuch din phele, aise hi baithe- baithe ek ajeeb sa aur ek bura sa khayal muje aa gaya. Maine khud nahi socha bas aa gaya. Maine usse hatane ki bhaut koshish ki lekin wo aur darawana hota gaya. Phir maine Vivekanand ki pustak main pada ki aise case main bure vichar se darna nahi chaiye aur use aane denea chaiye aur dhayan main baithna chaiye. Kuch dinnon ke bad wo bura vichar chala gaya. Guruji is tareke se bure aur darawne vicher ko hatana kahin galat to nahi hai na?
Swami Ram Swarup: Namasteji. Ved evam Yog Philosophy ke vidwan naishthik brahmachari Bheeshma Pitamah Mahabharat granth mein kehte hain ki hey Yudhishthir!, bura vichar aaney hee nahin dena chahiye usey bahar ke bahar hee khatam kar deina chahiye kyunki yadi bura vichar andar aa gaya to ankh, naak, hath, pair aadi indriyon se bura karma karaakar chhodega. Iisliye Yajurved mein kaha ‘Tat mein manaha shiv sankalpam astu’ weh mera mann, Hey Parmeshwar sadaa kalyannkari vichar wala ho.
Rahul: I am not able to concentrate on studies. Please help me.
Swami Ram Swarup: In this connection I paste my articles –
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, Prannayam, 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 Brahmacharya. 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- “Brahmacharya-Dukh Nivarak Divya Mani”.
How to obtain success as a student
A student must do hard study with firm mind to get success. However, ‘WHERE THERE IS A WILL, THERE IS A WAY’ AND IT IS ALSO SAID THAT “NEVER BECOME NERVOUS AND TRY, TRY, TRY AGAIN.”
Hard working, devotion, dedication, honesty, services to the parents and elders to follow eternal religion mentioned in Vedas, practice of Ashtang Yoga, discharge moral duties to get progress simultaneously in education, science and in spiritualism, do daily havan, to make contact with the learned Acharya, to get his advice are some of the pious deeds which make the future bright and kill the sorrows, problems, diseases, etc.
One must awake 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.
THE HARD STUDY DONE BY STUDENTS AND THEIR GOOD HEALTH WILL SURE GIVE THEM SUCCESS TO MAKE THEM A GOOD EARNING HAND. THE STUDENT MUST ALSO CHANT GAYATRI MANTRA DAILY.