Rohan: Nameste Guruji, This question is still bothering me, I am a very firm believer in Vedas, i know it has declined a lot but it still exists in very low level in India but when we look at the western countries they are so different looking in every aspect there is no trace of Vedas at all so how did these people became so different looking and no traces of Vedas at all then am I right to say they must have been there during Mahabharata time also.
Swami Ram Swarup: Namasteji. This is a direct blessing of Almighty God on you that you are believer of eternal knowledge of Vedas, which emanates directly from Almighty God, in the beginning of every creation.
No doubt, Vedas knowledge exists at a very low level in India. Every happening has its reason behind. Naturally, minimization of Vedas also has its reason behind. For example when sun rises then automatically darkness is over. When darkness exists then light is over. Sometimes in daylight also when huge black clouds cover the sun, the atmosphere of earth starts becoming dark. I mean to say, the reason of existing low level of Vedas’ knowledge is due to darkness i.e., illusion all over the world even. Because, after mahabharat war, the ladies, children and old persons left behind were indulged in shock due to killing of almost all warriors from both sides in Mahabharat war. For this reason, they did not make contact with learned Rishi-munis and acharyas to perform Yajyen and to listen Vedas’ knowledge. As a result, the next generation becomes unknown about the knowledge of Vedas and hence black clouds on Vedas’ knowledge. Now, the arrogant made their own path against the Vedas which still exists. Most of the saints are totally against spreading the knowledge of Vedas because they know their falsehood i.e., illusion i.e., darkness will get over and they would not able to spend luxurious life, as soon as the sun of Vedas’ knowledge rises. Now, it has become a duty of lover of Vedas to spread the Vedic knowledge to overcome the illusion. Otherwise in comparison to truth i.e., Vedas, the falsehood i.e., illusion is much more.
In the beginning of the earth, the study of ancient holy books written by Rishi-munis reveals that there was just one monarch of the earth and Vedic knowledge was in vogue on the earth, the reason of non-existence of Vedas in western countries is the same as quoted above.
The only reason for mere trace of Vedas knowledge existing only in India is attributed to the fact that India is land of origin of Vedas and all Rishi-munis took birth here only. All people of the world used to come here to listen to Vedas.
So, I hope that you would also try your level best to spread the knowledge of Vedas at least in your local vicinity.
M: Swamiji,someone told me i have brahama dosh,and when I’ll get marry I’ll get divorce because of it. Is that true? Will I get love or arranged marriage?
Swami Ram Swarup: Brahmadosh , kaal Sarp dosh, mangalik etc., do not exist in Vedas. So one should neglect it being self-made. In this regard I paste my answer:-
There is no Brahma dosh mentioned in eternal knowledge of Vedas which emanate directly from God. Vedas as well as learned of Vedas clearly state that the views which do not tally with Vedas should be considered unauthentic and untrue.
The meaning of Brahma- 1) Vedic mantras. 2) Realization of God, who is Formless, omnipresent and Almighty. As stated in Yajurveda mantra 40/8, that Brahma that is God is “Shudham Apaap Viddham” that is God is the purest and away from sins, then how Brahma dosh can occur in anyone. Please, be alert from false prophets. However, it is our own previous lives good or bad deeds which are to be faced in the shape of pleasure and sorrows.
But the bad deeds which create problem and sorrows in our life can be destroyed if we follow the Vedic path and start Havan with even Gayatri mantra. In this connection, I paste my article and you will sure achieve good results if you follow.
The Gayatri mantra is as follows —
OM BHURBHUVAHA SWAHA TATA SAVITUR VARENYAM BHARGODEVASYA
DHIMAHI DHIYO YO NAHA PRACHODYAT
Meaning of Gayatri mantra stating each word is as follows. Its meaning is based on
Vedas and Sanskrit grammar. Grammatical hints are in short please.
Om has three Hindi words. Aa, Uu AND Ma. Aa is meant for Aakaar from which three
names of God are built, Viraat, Agni, and Vishwadi. From Uu = uukar from which
Hirannyagarbha, Vayu and Tejas names occur and Ma = makaar from which Ishwar,
Aditya and Praajyan aadi, holy names of God occur. Rigveda mantra 1/164/46 says
God is one but His names are several. But here OM the holy name of God is only
VIRAAT = Viraat word is made from dhatu ‘Rajrideeptau’ i.e., manifest. Therefore
Viraat means He who manifests the universe. As God manifests the universe, thus
Viraat is the name of God. Rigveda mandal 10, sukta 129 states that like potter
makes pot from clay, similarly God creates universe from non-alive matter prakriti.
Prakriti is unseen matter. From unseen matter, the whole universe is created in the
visible form. Science also says that matter is never destroyed but changes its form.
Suppose a paper is burnt, paper changes its form into ashes. Then ashes are crushed
and thrown in air. At this moment, the paper changed into ashes becomes invisible
but was never destroyed. Similarly the whole universe at the time of final destruction
is turned into prakriti i.e., into unseen form.
AGNI = From dhatu, “ANCHU GATI POOJANAYOHO” the word “AGNI is made. Its
meaning is: He who is a form of wisdom. “SARVAJAYEN” i.e., Omniscient. That is,
knows each and every atom of universe and even beyond universe. He who is to be
known, to be gained and is worshipful. So Agni is the name of God.
VISHWA = Vishwa word is made from dhatu, “VISHPRAVESHANE”. Its meaning is He
in whom the universe is entering or He who is entering the universe. So being
omnipresent, Vishwa is the name of God.
HIRANNYAGARBHA = i.e., ” JYOTIRVAYIHIRANYAM”. Its meaning is, who is the base
of all sun, etc., luminous lokas or He who is the living place of all luminous lokas.
VAYU = from dhatu, “VA GATIGANDHANYOHO”, vayu word is made. Its meaning is
He who holds, gives life and destroys and is the mightiest amongst all. So the name
of God is Vayu.
TEJ = from dhatu, “TIJA NISHANE”, the word Tej is made meaning He who is self
made and self-enlightened and gives light to sun, moon, stars etc. God does not take
light from anywhere but gives light to sun, moon, stars, etc. so the unbroken,
unobstructed/unproduced and eternal form of light is Almighty God and not sun,
moon etc. So the name of God is Tej.
ISHWAR = from dhatu, “ISH ASHWERIYE”, the word Ishwar is made. Its meaning is
whose knowledge is thoughtful and true and He who has unlimited wealth, fortune
and glory etc. Therefore the name of God is Ishwar. Here it is not out of place to
mention that soul (man/woman) has limited qualities and are dependent whereas
God is independent and has unlimited qualities that is why He is God.
ADITYA = from dhatu, “DO AVAKHANDANE”, Aditya word is made. Its meaning is the
one who cannot be broken into pieces and thus cannot be destroyed. So God’s name
PRAJAYEN (PRAGYA) = from dhatu, “JYEN AVABODHANE”, Prajayen word is made
meaning whose wisdom is totally without any misunderstanding and thus he who
knows every matter and behavior of whole universe without misunderstanding. So
God’s name is Prajayen. So here also it is not out of place to mention that illusion
can never attack on God and God is totally free from illusion.
BHUHU = “BHUHU ITI VAYEE PRANAHA” i.e., He who is the base of lives of universe,
is most beloved, even more than Prann i.e., breath. So Bhuhu is the name of God.
BHUVAHA= “BHUVAHA ITI APANAHA” i.e., He who is totally free from any sorrow,
and the soul removes his own all sorrows after coming in contact with Him. So the
name of God is Bhuvaha.
SWAHA = i.e., “SWAHA ITI VYANAHE” who is omnipresent in the universe and is
holding the same. So the name of God is Swaha.
SAVITUHU = He who creates the universe. So the name of God is Savituhu.
DEVSYA= who gives all pleasure/merriment, so the name of God is Dev.
VARENNYAM = He who is the most supreme and acceptable. God is most supreme
and acceptable for worship.
BHARGAHA = the purest entity (though God is formless, but finding no suitable
English word of Sanskrit word, “SHUDH SWARUPAM” the word entity has been used.)
TAT = i.e., the God i.e., of the purest entity.
DHIMAHI = i.e., we must hold (sort of meditation) because
YAHA = the God
NAHA = our,
DHIYAHA = mind(i.e., in our minds)
PRACHODYAT = by inspiration (fulfil the mind with wisdom)
“We meditate the God who is the base of lives’ of universe, totally free from any sorrow, omnipresent, creates the universe, gives all pleasure/merriment, most supreme and acceptable, purest entity; May the God enlighten our minds with wisdom by His inspiration”.
Here it is not out of place to mention that idea of a (one) Ved mantra is based on ideas of several Ved mantras. So in the above Gayatri mantra, there are three things —-
Bhuhu, Bhuvaha, Swaha, Savituhu, Bhargaha, Devsya are some qualities amongst unlimited qualities of God. These are called Stuti i.e., to say about God with His real qualities and not self made etc.
Secondly Dhimahi means meditation i.e., one should always sit in meditation and do hard and pious deeds for which he will have to study Vedas in full, while discharging moral duties towards family and nation.
Third and last is DHIYO YO NAHA PRACHODYAT. It is a prayer to God explanation of which is cited above.
How to do havan
Please sit in the morning to perform havan. Havan must be in sunlight then it is more beneficial. Then half a bowl of fresh water with a tablespoon must be with you with small twigs especially of mango tree if possible, havan samagri, ghee, camphor and match box must be there with you. Please sit on sukh asan on four times folded blanket and blanket must be on mat.
Sukh asan i.e., sit on duly folded feet in comfortable position. Then first close your eyes and concentrate between two eyebrows and chant Gayatri mantra three times within heart and not by mouth. Then open your eyes.
Take one spoon of water in right palm. Chant this mantra, OM AMRITO UPASTRANMASI SWAHA and drink the water which you have put in your palm. Then again take the spoon of water in right palm then chant the next mantra, OM AMRITA APIDHANMASI SWAHA, and drink the water. Then again take the water in right palm and chant the mantra, OM SATYAM YASHAH SHRI MAYI SHRI SHRAYTAAM SWAHA, and drink the water. Then wash the right palm while sitting, with the same water kept in bowl.
Then put the twigs into havan kund with one piece of camphor and burn it. During this process chant the Gayatri mantra again and again till such time the fire is lighted sufficiently. Then chant the Gayatri mantra and at the last add the word Swaha and offer ghee with tablespoon, quantity equivalent to 4 to 5 drops. And if you are alone then also offer in fire pinch of havan samagri from your right hand’s finger and thumb avoiding forefinger. So this offering may be of 11 times, 21 times or 51 times as the time suits. It is the simplest way and I have not quoted the complete method of Yajna. The havan with Ved mantras are always offered as the best worship of God only please. Do havan daily and both times.
As regards marriage, it depends on your own discretion.
Shikha: Marriage compatibility?
Swami Ram Swarup: The marriages are arranged, based on the good qualities of both side. The boy should be learned and earning hand. Similarly, girl should be a learned. So, please check accordingly.
Dr. Harish Arya: Vedon mein niyog k bare mein likha hua hia, niyog ko kiya aap sahih mante hian? agar haan to is ki avashkta kiya hai?
Swami Ram Swarup: At present, the matter of niyog, I think , should never be discussed please.