RG: Is there any way out to change the environment of our house? Negative energy hindering myself too. How to achieve ones goal through vision energy and in how many days one get it?
Swami Ram Swarup: If a family performs daily Yajyen with Ved mantras, does name
jaap of God and practices Ashtang Yoga while discharging all family duties then the said process creates a pious and happy environment in the house, destroying all illusion. To get vision energy, one will have to listen to Vedas from a learned acharya. He will have to maintain brahamcharya, will have to do daily yajyen, name jaap of God and hard practice of Ashtang Yoga. Then only the aspirant may get vision energy, hardly in this life or the next one. So, one should worship God following the Vedic path and the above quoted worship but our target must not be to attain vision energy.
Satish: Ram Swarup Ji, Regarding Puranas: Does the puranas contain real stories, fiction? Is Shivlinga worshipped by Rishis or it has also been after Mahabharata? If idol worship came after Mahabharata, is there any Rishi who supported idol worship, temples and Prana-pratishta for idols?
Swami Ram Swarup: Most of the stories in Purann are fictitious and are not based on eternal Vedic culture.
Atharvaveda mantra 4/30/3 and Yajurveda mantra 40/7 state that a
Rishi/Yogi who is learned of Vedas and after practising Ashtang Yoga,
has realised God then God tells that “I Myself make him Brahmin, Rishi
providing him with purest divine mind.” So Rishis are those who have
realised Almighty God as well as have seen the meaning and idea of the
ved mantras within them in Samadhi that is why, the Rishis are called
– Mantradrishta Iti Rishi. That is why, Patanjali Rishi in Yog Shastra
Sutra quoted above states that Rishi is also the purest due to his
said hard Tapasya. So he also never tells a lie, so the writings and
views of the Rishis in the shape of holy books, like the books quoted
above, are also accepted as authentic.
Now, I tell you that in Vedas, shastras and Upnishads etc., there is
no mention of shivling except worship of Formless, Almighty,
Omnipresent God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. So, how
a Rishi can worship a Shivling. When idol worship /Avtarwad has not
been mentioned in Vedas then how can a Rishi, who is Mantradrishta of
Veda mantras can do idol worship? So, Rishis never did idol worship
and those who do idol worship they are never called Rishis.
Nitesh: Pranaam guruji why should we not watch cartoons?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Not only cartoons but everyone must avoid to
watch the bad scenes of T.V.