Dinesh: Is aamar sanjeevini in real? How it is made? Best regards.
Swami Ram Swarup: Existence of amar sanjeevani is quite impossible because death is a bitter truth. Death can never be avoided. However, amar sanjeevani i.e., which gives divine pleasure of moksha is the knowledge of Vedas. knowledge of vedas emanates direct from God. Everybody knows that God is Himself immortal (AMAR SANJEEVANI) that is why, the knowledge of four Vedas which emanates, direct from Him at the beginning of every creation is itself immortal (amar sanjeevani). Please try to listen vedas and begin your morning with the performance of havan with gayatri mantra. Please also chant Gayatri mantra both times, daily with its meaning.
Dinesh: Prannam Swamiji, can you say me which God I should I pray for knowledge?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. There is only one formless, Almighty, omnipresent God who creates nurses and destroys the universe. God creates world wherein the earth exits. On the earth we all human-beings reside, eat, drink, play and enjoy and this God nurses us. there is no other God who has power to create the universe. Vedas clearly preach that only formless God is the witness of past, present and knows all happenings that shall happen in future. In this connection, I paste my following article-
God is formless
Being formless there is no need of statue or temple of God according to Vedas. As a matter of fact, you, I or every human being, lives in a body. Body is separate, we are called souls. Vedas say soul has no form even. Then also we know each other. For example even if you have not seen the photograph of King Akbar then, you can know Akbar by means of the study of his qualities. So is the case with the God. If an aspirant really goes to his Guru and listens Vedas like Shri Ram, and ancient kings and their public then he will be able to know hundred percent about formless God. Then comes realization for which Vedas (especially Samveda) says that he who performs Yajna, does jaap (according to Vedas) and practises Ashtang Yoga Philosophy while remaining in family like Shri Ram etc., he sure realizes ,being eternal law.
If we will meditate concentrating outside our body which is also against Vedas/Ashtang Yoga Philosophy, then our attention will always naturally remain outside i.e., attached with outer world i.e., decoration/music/dances etc. In that case subject matter of God will be over. It will be converted into spending fun, doing dances and singing attractive songs by ladies and gents, which is totally against Vedas. Thus the chapter of praising God, True Acharya, Rishi-Munis, performing Yajyen, practice of Ashtang Yoga, eternal knowledge of Vedas etc., will be over.
It is also baseless to say that study of Vedas and practice of yoga philosophy is difficult. It is self made story because Vedas are also called Shruti i.e., Vedas are to be listened first and not to be studied. So to listen to the Vedas, a learned Acharya is needed. The Acharya will explain the Ved mantras in the Yajna in your own language i.e., in English or Urdu etc., and for an aspirant to do asan, pranayaam, meditation etc., is also not difficult. It is all difficult for those human beings, including present false prophets, (who are against the Vedas), who are lazy, can’t awake early in the morning to listen Vedas and fail to do practice of yoga philosophy. Those people are always after money, materialistic articles and pomp and show etc.
Vedas are not written or spoken by God. This knowledge is emanated from God and is originated in the heart of four Rishis as stated above. God is Almighty i.e., He has all powers. So He needs no assistance to do universal deeds. In human body alive soul resides and soul is dependent, soul requires mouth to speak, eye to see, hand to write etc., etc. but not God. From His power God originates the knowledge of Vedas in the rishis without writing, or speaking etc. Vedas’ knowledge is divine. The fundamental of the Vedas is this that it was not written or spoken. The knowledge by the power of God was originated about one Arab 96 crore, 8 lakh and 53 000 years ago. Then first time the four rishis of unsexual creation started pronunciation of the mantras by the power of God. God wanted them to know word meanings and senses of the mantras and therefore the rishis knew all. Then first time the four rishis started pronunciation of the mantras. They taught the
mantras to other ignorant people. Then another rishis were produced who knew the Vedas by heart by listening only. There was no paper, ink or pen there. The Vedas were being learnt by mouth to mouth and traditionally this process is yet in force. But mostly not by heart but taking help of the printed book. So printed books are not called Vedas but these are called samhita.
Samhita means the collection of Ved mantras. Therefore Present printed books cannot be considered as Vedas and will never be in future, but samhita. Kapil Muni throws light on this point in his Sankhya Shastra 5/48 that when a rishi does tapsya in the shape of Yajyen, study of Vedas, practice of Ashtang Yoga then the Ved mantras still (now also) originate in heart of the Rishi and the rishi pronounces the mantras. Those mantras are called Vedas, which emanate from God. So Vedas must first be listened (study) from alive Acharya (Guru who knows Vedas). Then only Samhita (books of Vedas) can help.
N R: Maharaj Ji, I have done B.A. (Hons.) and I have got a Job related to that. It involves night shifts. I am also doing a Post Graduation. It would not be possible to pursue both these things simultaneously because of the night shifts. I wanted to ask, is that right for me to do this job? Also, can I get the day shifts fixed? This way, I will be able to do both the course and the job.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you, my daughter. You should try to do the job in day shift. This would enable to continue both Post Graduation and the job. In this life, as much education as we can acquire, we should strive to do so. However, if night shift does not get changed into day shift then to continue the study, you may leave the job because after completion of the education, there will be no shortage of jobs for you.