Sid: Pranam guruji, 1. Guruji due to some problem I used to take a lot of stress of every thing happening around me. Then I started accepting the things the way they are and not reacting to them to best of my level and was successful. But I happen to hear that one can be stress free only by mediating and NOT by self determination to remain calm in all circumstances. This has again put me in stress. Please guide me that if meditation can work without self determination in controlling the mind.
2. Was Swami Vivekanand learned Vedic guru?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Yes, self-determination to keep away from stress, sorrows etc., is called forceable. In Hindi it is called Hathyog which never becomes successful. To control over senses, mind and intellect, Vedas state that we should make contact with a learned acharya to study Vedic philosophy to follow it in life in which name jaap, Yajyen with Ved mantras and practice of Yoga Philosophy is essential. We cannot comment on any saint. However, I can only say that Shri Vivekanandji followed vedant marg which is against the Vedas.

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Sid: Pranam Guruji I am probably suffering from anxiety disorder. In it my mind becomes very vulnerable to negative thoughts. As a solution Psychiatrists say one can solve this problem by not reacting to such thoughts and accepting the thoughts as the come and go. It is working good for me. But a learnt vedic guru said that one cannot get rid of negative thoughts without the vedic knowledge. Though I try to follow vedic culture to my limits. But this statement has put me doubt for the practice I have been doing for my anxiety disorder. Please guide me guru ji, if I should continue with the treatment for my mental stablity or please guide me with some relevant solution.
2. Guru ji are the vedic laws strict like during bhramcharaya one should not talk to opposite sex. But I have my class mate and many a times need their help, so should I not talk to them? Pranam guruji.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you.

Vedas tell that in any medical problem one should immediately make contact with medical authorities. So, please continue your medicine and practice. In addition, your disease will come to an end, if you do daily name jaap, hawan both times with ved mantras and do practice of Yoga philosophy, under guidance of a learned acharya of Vedas and yoga philosophy.

One thing is there that a brahmachari should always try not to talk with opposite sex in a lonely place. Otherwise, he can talk.

Again, my heartiest blessings to you, my son.

Vivek: Mahabharat ke patr amba, ambe, ambalika ke pita kashi naresh ka asli nam kya tha?
Swami Ram Swarup: Jaisa aapney kaha, weh kashi ke Raja kee hee kanyayein thee kintu kshama karein kashi naresh ka naam maaloom nahin.