Edward: Pranam Swami, why is it that in most verses of the Vedas eg -Atharvaveda 01/16/04 three animals are not to be kill, the cow, the horse and human being, and why other animal – like the pig, dog, vulture etc are not protected. And also in the days of Mahabharat Chyavan Rishi was taken bath in a river and the Rishi was caught in a fisher men’s net, the Rishi ask the King to compensate the fishermen for his release, if there are fishermen at Mahabharat time that kill or caught fish for food and why the fishes are not protected like the cow, horse and the human being in the Vedas and why the King compensate the fishermen for the release of Chyavan Rishi.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Atharvaved mantra 1/16/4 relates to Mantra 2. So, the meaning of Mantra 4 will be that- the license holder of the gun must shoot the bad elements of the nation like thieves, dacoits, devils- minded people but not kill cows, horses and human-beings. No doubt, that in the said mantra only dacoits, thieves and devils minded people have been asked to shot by license holders of gun but there are several common orders in the Vedas for not killing any living-being.
For example- Rigved manta 5/64/3 speaks to enter the house of a non-violent friend only.
Rigved mantra 10/67/1 states that if in a nation, violent type of deeds will be done then the public will not be able to maintain peace and will not remain happy.
Rigved mantra 10/110/2 states to perform only non-violent Yajyen.
Rigved mantra 1/74/1 states that for God we should offer our non-violent thoughts.
Rigved mantra 7/66/8 states that your intellect should be dominated by non-violent nature.
According to Vedas, a Rishi must be properly looked after and protected by the King because due to lack of security by king, the fisherman entered the premises of the Rishi Chayavan and the incident took place. That is why, Rishi asked the fishermen to call the king.
During Mahabharat period, bad elements raised their heads to do deeds against the Vedas. Therefore at that time, fishermen existed. But according to Vedas, fisherman who used to do violence were/are entitled to bear the punishment.
Upendra: Pranam pitaji,swamiji apki ashram me apki seva karke aur yog shivir me gyan prapt karke bahut sukh prapt hua.hum sab aise hi apki dil se seva kare bhagwan hume aisi buddhi aur shakti de.guruji mera prashna hai ki kya charo ashram me shikha(शिखा)dharan karna chahiye.vedo ke anusar kya rahasya hai shikha dharan karne ka.pranam pitaji.
Swami Ram Swarup: Ashirwad, beta. Vedon ka adhyayan karne wale, Yajyen, Agnihotra karne wale avashya shikha dharann karein. Vedon mein aisee agya hai.
Anonymous: Saadar pranam. Do trees have soul?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Yes, please. Soul exists. In this regard, I paste my article on trees.
PLANTS HAVE SOUL
Plants have soul. You see, when a lion kills deer, buffalo, cow etc., in the jungle and eats it, God does not punish him because it is the nature of lion and other carnivorous animals to eat flesh.
Similarly God has allowed us to take vegetarian food, not the lion. So, we are not punished yet there is difference between flesh and vegetarian food. All vegetarian food should be taken when it is ripened. Secondly, you see, when the crops are ripened, only then are they cut and at that time soul has already left the crop before it is cut. That is why, it is told that vegetarian food should not be cut till it is ripened.
So we are allowed to take vegetarian food and not non-vegetarian food. Non-vegetarian is allowed by Almighty God to be consumed by carnivorous animals.
Upendra: Pranam pitaji,swamiji kya mai apke dwara sikhaye gaye asan aur pranayam apni family ko sikha sakta hu(mother brother aur sister).Pranam guruji.
Swami Ram Swarup: Ashirwad beta. Han! Aap pranayaam aadi apne brother, sister, mother ko seekha sakte hai.
Alok: Have you any vedmantr which shows clearly what is saptmaryada in ved .I want proof from only vedas not nirukt or other scripture?
Swami Ram Swarup: Nowadays, I am busy in spiritual deeds, like Yajyen, preaching, tapasya etc. you may send this question after one month.
Krishna: Swamiji Pranam. Ch 2 and ch 3 gita says one word..yagyashishta.. Actually when yagya performed it goes to demigods how I don’t know but What remains to eat for performer ? If nothing then what ashinah means eater should eat?
If it is nature no doubt trees give fruit to planter but what in spirituality?
Do vedas mean devas in real for performing natural activities or just imagination? Pranam
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. When Yajyen from ved mantras in the presence of Brahma (learned of four Vedas) is performed then after poornaaahuti i.e. after finishing the Yajyen, the gathering which is present there takes food, because this food is taken after finishing Yajyen. Therefore Atharvaved mantra 8/2/1 entitles the said food amritasya shnushtim i.e. Yajyensheshum amritam. Therefore, in a Yajyen, after its ending, everybody must take the said pious food. It increases age.
Sri Krishna Maharaj in Geeta shloka 3/13 also states that those who take Yajyenshesh food, their sins are destroyed. Whereas the sinner cooks the food for themselves only and due to this deed as if they are eating sins.
As regards the Yajyen goes to demigods, it means that the smoke raised from fire of Yajyen carries several types of beneficial matters which purify the atmosphere and the demigods i.e. air, fire, water, earth etc. are benefitted.
Benefits of Yajyen
Yajurveda gives knowledge to do pious deeds. The first mantra of Yajurveda (1/1) says that human beings must perform Yajyen in which offerings are put in burning fire with Ved mantras. Then mantra says it will prevent the infectious disease and will give constant pleasure. Samveda mantra 534 says that the ingredients like ghee and samagri when poured in fire while performing Yajyen, then these matters go in sky and cause rain and purify the atmosphere.
Samveda mantra 536 says that in YAJYEN, the matters (aahuti/offerings) go up to sun and give strength to sun to cause rain. Samveda mantra 537 tells the offerings in a Yajyen must touch the ray of light of sun. Samveda mantra 539 says that the offerings in a Yajyen, go to the sky to create rain so that the animal, birds etc., are increased in number. Samveda mantra 1379 says that Yajyen must be performed while chanting Ved mantras and mantra 1380 says that age is increased by Yajyen.
Samveda mantra 1363 says that one who loves Yajyen, he only concentrates/meditates. Samveda mantra 1270 says that the offerings in Yajyen go in the sky through ray of light of sun. Yajurveda mantra 1/2 says that Yajyen purifies the earth. It reaches to ray of light of sun and goes to sky and sun through air. Yajyen purifies the air and holds the universe spreading pleasure all over. When Yajyen is performed then air touches the burning fire and scientifically is purified just as water is boiled on fire and becomes purified. Then the pure air goes up (on being heated) and the impure air starts touching the fire and after becoming purified goes to sky and this procedure is continued till the end of Yajyen.
Yajyen is basically performed by using wood of mango tree. A scientist named Trelle of France did experiments on Yajyen. He found that Yajyen is mainly performed by using mango tree. When the wood is burnt then a gas, “formic aldehyde” is liberated which destroys the harmful bacteria and makes the atmosphere pure. Then only, the scientists made “formalin” from “formic aldehyde” gas. He also did experiment on jaggery/Gur (in Hindi raw sugar) and found that on burning the jaggery, jaggery also generates “formic aldehyde” gas.
A scientist named Tautlik came to know that if we stay in a Yajyen and its smoke for half an hour then the germs of typhoid are destroyed and all these matters are used in Yajyen.
Yajurveda says that four types of things mainly used to prepare offerings for a Yajyen:
1. Sweet Like honey, jaggery, raw sugar etc.,
2. Antibiotic herbs like gyol, etc.,
3. Nutrition like pure ghee, dry fruits etc.,
4. Fragrant materials like elaichi (cardamom) dried petals flowers etc.
When all these are offered then it happens that just as a household lady in her kitchen fries chilli in ghee then you know the effect of the chilli through air even goes to a far distance like drawing room and other rooms too. So is the case of Yajyen and similarly the offerings of all the things goes to the sky and to sun making contact with air and ray of light of sun.
Chilli leaves its bad effect to the nose whereas the above said things used in Yajyen leave the best affect in atmosphere according to the qualities of each thing. That is why Samveda mantra 3 says that burning fire is like messenger/ambassador which does work to carry the effect of all above things to the sky i.e., spreads them in atmosphere. Everybody knows that things/matters are never destroyed but change their shape only. There is also a misunderstanding that in a Yajyen/havan, carbon dioxide gas is generated. Carbon dioxide is available in whole of universe. Its huge quantity is harmful but when carbon dioxide comes out from havan, duly mixed with ghee and other things it becomes beneficial to all human beings. Secondly, burning of mango does not liberate much of carbon-dioxide. Scientists also say that carbon dioxide is taken by human beings in soda lemonade which becomes digestible. Therefore the holy Yajyen in addition is a scientific action which is beneficial to the whole universe.
Dr. Kundanlal (M.D.) was an allopathic doctor, he took twelve test tubes made of glass, duly purified scientifically, six sets of two test tubes each made and each set was filled with milk and food i.e., six were filled with milk and six were filled with food. In six test tubes, there was air of Yajyen/havan. In other six test tubes there was only ordinary air of garden filled. Now Dr. Kundanlal started regular watch on each set of test tubes. He found the result that the food which was filled by ordinary air of garden started decaying and giving bad smell quickly whereas the food with air of Yajyen/havan started decaying slowly. This experiment was based while performing a single havan but a spiritual havan containing all things (minimum 21 herbs) will give the best result.
Therefore there are unlimited benefits of Yajyen which cannot be explained in full, being very lengthy. I have forgotten about an article I read in a leading newspaper of India about ten years back, in which it was mentioned that in a country, a jungle up to the area of 30 miles started getting dried up due to a disease in herbs and trees. The Govt. tried level best to nurse the jungles but all in vain. The country came to know from somewhere about Yajyen and not Yajyen but a simple havan without Ved mantras was started there and slowly, the whole jungle was recovered and became green, duly free from disease. Yajyen in the night will contain only spiritual effect but the physical effect for causing rain and purification of atmosphere will be decreased as all the things used in Yajyen/havan will be unable to go to sky and even to sun in the absence of ray of light of sun as mentioned in above mantras.
आर्य विनोद: पूज्य महाराज जी . . आत्मीय नमन , वंदन , चरण – वंदन. . . महाराज जी , मैने ” ब्रह्मचर्य दुःख निवारक दिव्य मणि ” पुस्तक मे पेज no . 30 पर पढ़ा की ब्रह्मचर्यपालन मे स्प-दर्शन भी हानिकारक है , तो महाराज जी ये स्प-दर्शन शब्द क्या है , कृपया इसका अर्थ बताये जी , धन्यवाद . .
Swami Ram Swarup: Mera aapko ashirwad beta. Spa-darshan ka arth hai opposite sex ka baar-baar darshan aur ussey mitrata badane kee koshish.