Pankaj: Pankaj Email: email@example.com Query: I read in geeta, aatma is immortal but in gurad purana, it is mention that peoples got punishment according to their deed during life time. i am thinking how yamraj can punish aatma after death?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes, soul is immortal but as per Vedas, person is free to do pious deeds or sins. But result of his deeds is awarded by God, in the shape of happiness and sorrows respectively. That is why, the soul enters in several bodies like that of human-beings and other living-beings. You see, Garud Purann is totally against Vedas, so learned do not accept Garud Purann and Yamraj does not exist that he comes to take the soul at the time of Death. God Himself is empowered to give death and birth. I paste my article in this regard-
Three types of Deeds
There are three types of deeds (karmas) – sanchit, prarabhadh and kriyamann. Suppose one soul has to take birth (body). It means he has to face total number of deeds of his all previous lives and these deeds are called sanchit karmas but sanchit deeds are huge/unlimited and cannot be faced in one life. So the karmas which can be faced in one life are called prarabhadh (luck-destiny). So God has not made our luck at His own but Almighty God has considered the deeds which we have already done.
Yajurveda mantra 7/48 clarifies that human being is free to do any deed good or bad but God only awards the result. Now the balance deeds from sanchit deeds will be counted in the next life. Now the deeds which we do in our day today present life are called kriyamann.
If we do pious deeds according to Vedas, shastras and holy books and based on pious preaches of Rishi, Muni/learned saints then our all sanchit deeds are burnt and we can get salvation. Human beings are free in the matter of doing deeds good or bad. But result will be awarded by God. So we must worship and do pious deeds under guidance of a learned Guru. One should go always ahead for hard working, pious deeds, worship to make future bright himself. One should always work hard towards a right path.
Worship does not mean that we are free to discharge only our family duties, education, etc., but rather it is a sin. We have to get progress in both way simultaneously i.e., spiritualism and worldly progress i.e., science, education, duties towards family etc. God creates the universe according to His eternal law framed in Vedas which are always unchangeable and unchallengeable. So we have to follow the law of God always to get long happy life.
Neha: Pranam guruji.. thanx alot mere qus ka ans dene ko . Haa guruji jb se aapene kha h drink ne kreni chiye. Maine ni ke.. do time hawan daoy kreti hu.. jb bhi nasa krene ka dil huaa tb maine aapeki bs ek bte yaad ke.. jb me krena ne chati kse mera man mujhe manjbor kr skta h. Aapeke aashirwad se mera sbi po intetview bhi clear ho gya.. job syd join na kr pao.. kyuki dur jana hai.. dur jaake mera business ne chl skta .. mujhe bs ye tha agr job mile himanchl me per wo to bgut dur jana h.. mujhe aapeke ashram.me rhena tha.. astang yof shikena tha.. aapene apeni book.me bhi likha hai na..bhut se girls like geetanjali di aur bhi bhut se log ashram me rhete hai. Ved ko pfete h.. brahcharye liye hue hai.. wse he maine bhi sanyas lena hai.. guruji maine bhut paisa kamya..lekin jo shanti kushi hoti hai .wo bilkuo bhi ne..kasm.ke wajah se 3 h bhi mushkil se sone ko mileta tha..rast ko bina drink ya nind ke tablet ke bina nind ne aati thi. Per jb se hawan kiya dono time me kush rheti hu.. life me chain hai.. bs mujhe ye janena hai meri aur kya jimedariya hai family ke liye . Kyuki me to ldki hu.. mom seva leti ni.. baaki bhai h unhe care krene ko. Abi to mera m.tech ka pheka saal hai..iseke bd kya me guruji aapeke ashram.me aa sjti hu?? Guruji wha rhene ke fee kitni hogi.. guruji mujhe pta hai.. ye fee ka puchena thik ne hai.. aap to pita ke jaise ho..per aap beti smjhe ke le kena.. me ne janeti aap ko ye sbe likhena chiye ke nhi.. per ye sbe maine puchena tha..
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you, my daughter. Beti, maine aapke views padey. aap jub yahaan ayengee tub aapko Vedic shiksha aur Ashtang yog kee shiksha dee jayegee. Aapko mata kee seva karte hee rehna hai, bhai ko bhi stand karna hai aur yahaan rehne ka, bhojan ka , kabhi bhi koi kharcha nahi dena kyunki main kisi bhi beti se yeh kharcha nahi leta aur baaki bhi jo sangat ruktee hai, ussey bhi aaj tak koi paisa nahi liya. Aap nishchnit hokar apne pita ke ghar mein aa-jaa saktee ho.