Ankit: Parnam swmaiji, I request god grant u long life ,my question is who am i and why I come in this word . U generally says that we are here for our good or bad deeds, ok I do understand but tell me jab first time mai isduniya me aaya tha us time na koi good deed thi na koi bad dead to us time God ke mujhe KyO bheja ….because good or bad deeds to isduniya me aane ke bad hi janam leti hai …mai ussamay ki bat kar raha hu jab first time God ne mujhe isduniya me bheja tha..what is reason
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Beta. Vedas preach that we all human-beings are souls and God has provided us with human-body to live in there. In Vedas, there are three matters- God, souls and prakriti i.e., Vedas tell the said Traitwad. I paste my article in this regard as under-
Three eternal and everlasting matters:-
Several persons explain its meaning that there is only on God and nothing else i.e., except God there is nothing. They tell that there is neither prakriti nor soul and not even the creation which is being seen. Learned of Vedas do not accept it
Eternal knowledge of Vedas which emanates direct from God only preaches “Traitvad”. In Traitwad, there exist three matters:
(2) Souls( Jeev)
God and souls are alive whereas Prakriti is non-alive matter.
From Prakriti, all the matters of universe are created. But neither from God nor soul any matter is created. Soul can never be God being unchangeable and God can also never be soul being unchangeable. Soul due to the attraction towards prakriti is indulged in illusion and forgets his original form of immortal peace, purity etc. and has to face the birth and death again and again.
But Almighty being the commander of the souls and prakriti, is never attracted towards prakriti. He always remains purified. So, God cannot forget his original form and is never indulged in any kind of illusion. Therefore, everything like tree, tube light, stone, electric fan are made of prakriti and hence can never be God.
So, the meaning of Eko Brahma Dweetya na Asti will be, there is only one God equivalent to whom no other God exists. Besides this, Yajurveda mantra 27/36 states-‘Na Jataha Na janishyate’ i.e., there is only one Formless, Almighty, immortal God and equivalent to this, neither any other God was born, nor shall be born.
So, we are souls and not human-body. God in Rigved mantra 10/135/1,2 preaches that He gives the birth so that the soul may face the result of his previous lives’ good or bad deeds in the shape of Happiness and sorrows respectively and the deeds done in present life are to be faced in future births. But in this sukta, God also states that if a person makes contact with learned Acharya of Vedas and Yog philosophy and observes the vedic order in life then he attains salvation.
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.
Yajurved 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.
Process of creation, nursing and destruction and again creation at the stipulated time is eternal and everlasting. So, it cannot be said that a soul first time takes birth. There is no date of birth of soul, God and Prakriti, being eternal and everlasting.
So, question of first time does not arise. It is eternal and everlasting.
Shivanshu: Pranam Swamiji, Swamiji what is the meaning of moksh? What happens to soul after achieving moksh?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Moksh means a soul after following vedic path in life i.e., by doing name jaap daily, agnihotra/Yajyen daily, hard practice of Ashtang yog philosophy daily. Study of Vedas daily and does all the said deeds under the guidance of learned Acharya of Vedas and Yog philosophy, then with the grace of Almighty God, he attain moksha i.e., Salvation. In this way, he does not take birth again and again but always lives with God and experience divine pleasure. No rules and regulations are applied on liberated soul as are applied to us.