PM: Namaskar swamiji, thank you very much for your responses. How to do meditation?
Swami Ram Swarup: Namaskarji. You are always welcome, please. In this regard, I
paste my article below-
Sandhya means to concentrate well/meditate well to worship God. So
when an aspirant does stuti (praise) Upasna (worship) and prarthana
(prayer) while chanting Ved mantras, he should concentrate fully on
each Ved mantra.
In Vedas some mantras will be describe the divine qualities of
Almighty God, which is called stuti. In some mantras there will be a
prayer addressed to God which is called prarthana and in some there
will be way of meditation being described which is called upasana. In
Vedas like Samveda mantra 14 Sandhya must be performed in the morning
as well as in the evening. However, if somebody has no time then he
can perform Yajyen in afternoon or at night but mostly Sandhya is
performed both times i.e., in the morning and evening. So, according
to Vedas there is no trikaal Sandhya but simply Sandhya word is there.
In Rigveda mantra 2/23/1 there is a word, “GANNANAAM TWA GANNPATIM
HAVAMAHE”. In the mantra Gannanam means, who is Supreme, amongst all
the matters of universe, i.e., God and Gannapatim means he who is
Supreme Lord of the matters of the universe i.e., God , “TWA” means
you i.e., God, HAVAMAHE means accept that is accept for worship. Idea
of the mantra is that one should always worship the God who is Supreme
commander of the universe, who is omniscient and Almighty.
Lalit: Swamiji my cousin brother had a daughter recently. I would request you to suggest 3-4 names with their meaning. Thanks and pranam.
Swami Ram Swarup: I shower my heartiest blessings to newly born baby of your
cousin. Some of Vedic names are as under-
Kavya (a learned daughter bearing divine qualities).
Divya (who has divine pious qualities).
Sumedha (who has brilliant, extra-ordinary mind).
SS: Please send me the following books. I am from Australia:
Publications: 1x Mrityu – Ek Katu Satya
1x Shrimad Bhagwadgeeta – Ek Vedic Rahasya – Pratham Bhag (First 6 Adhyaye)
1x Shrimad Bhagwadgeeta – Ek Vedic Rahasya – Dvitiye Bhag (Adhyaye 7-12)
1x Questions – Answers on Vedanta and Eternal Vedas Philosophy
Swami Ram Swarup: The books are being sent to you, please.