Anonymous: Namaste Swamiji, there is a boy and we both love each other and want to get marry. But I am manglik and there is nadi dosha in our horoscope matching. We both are from different caste. Pandit said that though manglik dosh is getting cancelled, but nadi dosha is there and it is very prominent in brahmins. and our guna milan is 17.5. What should we do? Our families are not allowing us to get married? Is there any solution?
Swami Ram Swarup: Namaste, my daughter. Nadi dosh,mangal dosh, pitra dosh etc., do not exist in Vedas. Even, God has not preached to match teva, horoscope etc. marriage is performed on the basis of pious qualities of both sides. So, you may make your parents agree for the marriage. However, Vedas do not allow to give heart or to physical touch the opposite sex before marriage.
Shashiskant Pandey: Swamiji,thank you for giving hard answer in simple words, I wanted know that how can we know that this is result of this good or bad deed? Please guide me.
Swami Ram Swarup: If we watch the world then we would find that a baby takes birth in the richest family where he enjoys all comforts, some baby in middle class family where he hardly fulfills his desires and some where totally in a poor family where neither education not timely food is available. You see, God is the supreme judge. So, how God can do justice for the souls who are taking birth as quoted above i.e., some one is very rich, some belonging to the middle class and yet other thrust in poverty. Definitely such births are the result of the previous lives’ deeds. If we enter in the biggest philosophy of karma kand i.e., deeds then we further say that souls are countless but possess same qualities. But only due to the previous lives’ deeds, several souls are taking birth in animals and bird’s bodies-dog, fish, snake, cat, lion, tiger etc.
Vyas Muniji while commenting on Yog Shastra Sutra 3/18, states the following story. Jaigishavya Rishi when attained enlightenment came to know about his births-deaths in sequence, in preceding ten creations. He was then questioned by Aavatya rishi that while being entangled in the cycle of birth and death in last ten creations, what did you experienced more –happiness or sorrows. Rishi Jaigishavya answered that to take birth again and again in various Yonis (species) of living beings is a matter of grave sorrows.
Rishi Aavatya further asked that before attaining final liberation, you did hard Tapasya of Ashtang Yoga and experienced the pleasure of contentment (santosh). Have you categorized this pleasure also as a matter of sorrows?
Rishi Jaigishavya answered – no doubt the pleasure of contentment is far-far better then the pleasure derived from worldly matters yet the divine pleasure of Moksha i.e., final liberation is the best and can’t be equated to any other pleasure.
Inspite of all the above facts, four Vedas are preaching like- chapter 39 of Yajurveda about the next birth of animals etc., if in present human body, soul does not worship God.
Sanjay: Who is important me or the word which I speak? For example, myself or the word which I utter like Om, Ram, Raju, Swami, etc. Please explain before Krishna’s Geeta, Ramayan took place so during Ramayan people never knew Geeta. So still there are lot many examples in Ramayan of Tyaag, Vachan, Friendship, etc. If we see India’s background, many saints preached Hinduism deeply but what is wrong today?
Swami Ram Swarup: Both are important but most important is you, your self why? Because a human-being possesses social behaviour. Suppose, in this world, had there been only one person alive then what would he do? That is, nothing. He will become mad. So, soul possessing the human-body should worship God to know his true form with the help of society and spiritual Guru while discharging all his moral duties. That is why, God has made a pair of male and female.
Whatever, you’ve quoted in your question, I’ve been preaching the same since last so many years to make the people understand that when Sri Ram and Sri Krishna had not taken birth and before them the Rishi-munis, kings and their public had been worshipping God and were the best donor towards Yajyen, religious deeds etc. they used to do Yajyen, name jaap of God and practice of Ashtang Yoga Philosophy. Then from where they had been taking spiritual knowledge. Definitely they did not take knowledge from the present religious books. You would see from Mahabharat and Valmiki Ramayan epic etc., that they did not do the name jaap of Sri Krishna and Sri Ram and present names of Lord because Sri Ram and Sri Krishna, the renounced dignitaries did not take birth at that time. The above quoted Ramayan and Mahabharat tells us that the people of the ancient times attained the knowledge of four Vedas traditionally and attained Salvation.
Even we see the fact that knowledge of Vedas has only been preached in Bhagwad Geeta, Valmiki Ramayan, Mahabharat, because writers of Mahabharat epic (Bhagwad Geeta) and Valmiki Ramayana were the philosopher of Vedas and ashtang Yoga Philosophy. Sri Krishna was also the philosopher of Vedas and Ashtang Yoga philosophy. I have also written Bhagwad Geeta (in Hindi) giving the proof of Ved mantras on each shloka that Bhagwad Geeta tells us about Vedas’ Philosophy in short. So there is some misunderstanding, may be illusion, that we have forgotten the eternal knowledge of Vedas following which the ancient kings, Rishi-munis got the long, ill-free, happy life.
So best use of Mahabharat, Bhagwad Geeta and Valmiki Ramayan, holy Granths is that we listen the same with a learned acharya of Vedas to follow its preach concerning Vedas’ knowledge.
Anonymous: My relative is a cancer patient and she is in a hospital. Is there some medicine or something can be done to save her life?
Swami Ram Swarup: I’m sorry to listen about your relative. At this belated stage only hawan should be performed daily by which a person gets long life. If you desire to inform her then process of hawan and special herbs to be used in hawan samagri will be informed to you, please.
Anonymous: Delay in getting married and getting a good job.
Swami Ram Swarup: Your parents must seek a good match for you at their level best. Whole family must also do havan daily with Gayatri mantra at least so that God may give His blessings to fulfill your pious desires.
Marriage is in the hand of Almighty God. However, God helps those who help themselves. So your parents must do their best to seek a suitable match for you. You must also do daily hawan with Gayatri mantra both times. In the end of hawan, you must pray to God daily for His blessings for the same. It will be much better if you also, chant the Gayatri mantra in heart without speaking it, sitting on any asan, along with its meaning.
As you know, this all is always in the hands of Almighty God Parmatma. But God helps those who help themselves. So, I am sure that you‘ve been doing hard work to seek the job. I pray to God to fulfill your desire soon. Also, please chant Gayatri mantra daily and do hawan with Gayatri mantra daily both times. In the end of hawan, please pray to God to fulfill your desires. I hope God will sure listen to you.
Future is based on pious deeds, hard working towards a right path and God helps those who help themselves. It depends on your hard working and pious deeds. One should worship God daily to get His blessings in every matter. Good job, education, richness, happiness etc., is the result of previous life’s pious deeds and present life’s hard working, dedication, devotion, hardworking, honesty etc. And in this life one should always also do real worship of God to finish the obstacles if any which may be due to previous life’s bad deeds. So worship is always required along with hard working, devotion, dedication towards right path to get progress in the life.