Mini: SWAMIJI CHARAN SPARSH THANKS FOR SUCH A QUICK AND EYE OPENER REPLY. PLEASE TELL ME HOW DID SUCH DISTORTION OF FACTS ABOUT GREAT EPICS TAKE PLACE LIKE DRAUPADI’S FIVE HUSBANDS, SITAJI
ENDING HER LIFE WHEN MOTHER EARTH OPENED UP TO TAKE HER IN, GANESHJI’S ELEPHANT HEAD, SAMUDRA MANTHAN , TEN AVTARS OF VISNUJI ETC ETC. WHO WROTE THESE STORIES AND DIVERTED THE SIMPLE COMMON MAN FROM THE PATH OF VEDAS . ARE THERE NO GODS AND GODDESSES? DID THEY COMMUNICATE WITH THE ENLIGHTENED RISHIS ? IS THERE NO INDRA OR BRAHMAJI OR APSARAS OR SHIVJI ? HOW DID FOUR HANDS OF GODS, SERPENT IN THE NECK OF SHIVJI, SNAKE AS VISHNU BHAGWAN’S BED AND SUCH FASCINATING STORIES CROP UP ? HOW DID ENLIGHETED SOULS AQUIRE THE STATUS OF GODS LIKE KRISHNA BHAGWAN ? PLEASE EXPLAIN WHAT IS THE TRUTH BEHIND ALL THIS?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you all. Draupadi married with only one husband i.e., King Yudhishthir. False stories have destroyed our Indian eternal culture of Vedic philosophy. We must now try to contact with learned acharya of Vedas and Yoga Philosophy who are only capable to preach us truth. Regarding King Yudhishthir, I paste my article below for your information please.
Multiple husbands of Draupadi and multiple wives of Sri Krishna
No, please. Draupadi had only one husband i.e., Yudhishthir Maharaj and Sri Krishna was a great Yogi and Brahamchari. Sri Krishna had two wives only – Rukmanni and Satyabhama. Only Purannas like Bhagwat Puranna has told about several wives of Sri Krishna which is not mentioned in Mahabharat etc. If multiple brothers are keeping one wife then it is a great sin. In Mahabharat, it is clearly states that when Arjun won Draupadi in swayamvar then Draupadi’s father Drupad, when asked Arjun to marry then Yudhishthir replied King Drupad that he (Yudhishthir) is elder brother of Arjun. And immediately King Drupad agreed to marry of his daughter with Yudhishthir only. Rest of the four brothers i.e., Arjun, Bheem, Nakul and Sahdev had their own separate wives. The Pandavas were princes. Even their public could not go against Vedas to keep a wife by 2, 3 or 4 brothers then what to talk about princes. Indian culture has been ruined by foreigners and now is being ruined by us due to illusion.
Also there is no truth regarding Sita’s death when mother earth opened upto take her in. The said story is totally false as it is unnatural story and secondly it has not been mentioned in Valmiki Ramayan which is an ancient true history and all ancient as well as present learned persons accept it. Ganesh Elephant head story is also unnatural and does not tally with the fundamental of Vedas. It is a Purann’s story i.e., Puranns are not accepted by all learned dignitaries being mostly against the Vedic culture. Same is with teen (three) avtars of Vishnu and Samudra manthan. All the said stories are mentioned in puranns. The said stories are accepted by the peoples because people also are not aware of the eternal knowledge of Vedas. There is only One Almighty God Who is eternal Omnipresent Who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. He never takes avtar. Vedas never tell us about the worship to other Goddess or Gods etc. The knowledge of God is only mentioned by God in Vedas. Vedas’ knowledge is gained by a Rishi, Muni or Yogi traditionally from a learned acharya. So it is also mentioned in Vedas that only a learned acharya is capable to make us understand about God and other eternal facts of knowledge, pious deeds and worship etc., by teaching Vedas. Regarding Indra, Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh I paste my article below:-
Are Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh Gods?
Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh are not God. Vedas tell that there is only one formless God who never takes birth. He creates, nurses and destroys the universe. His power is enough to create and control the whole universe. He is Almighty i.e., He has all unlimited powers and therefore He does not need any assistance to create, nurse and destroy the universe by Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh. If God needs assistance then He will not be called Almighty. So God does not need any support but we all humans as well as all living beings need His support and blessings every time. However, in Vedas, there are innumerable names of Almighty God according to His divine qualities. So Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh etc., are also the names of the formless Almighty God. Brahma means the greatest. Vishnu means omnipresent and Mahesh means the greatest.
It is the personal matter of worship or not to worship. So atheists are also there. But it is very clear that God in Vedas as clarified that He Has blessed the human being with human body to worship and realise God. Nobody can attain happy life in the absence of worship of God. One more thing is clear from Vedas in which God states –Oh man/woman you live on the earth given by God and all comforts provided by the God. And if you do not remember/worship God then it is sin and punishment is awarded by the God.
Very few persons know that present science has also come out from Vedas, especially Rigveda. The knowledge of Vedas also emanates from God. So, it is clear that scientist also enjoy science which is given by God. God is not only the matter of blind faith. It is the matter of discussion with a learned acharya of Vedas and Yoga philosophy who from Vedas, shastras and Upnishads etc., and scientifically also prove the existence of God. For example- we see the creation and can think deeply that who has created it or is it a job of man/woman, scientist etc., then automatically after long discussion we would reach on the conclusion that men/women/scientist have not created the universe and then He who has created is called Almighty God.
Vishnu is also a name of formless, Almighty God based on quality. Quality is a sunder- “Vishnu” word is made from “Vishlari” Dhatu and the sense of Vishlari” is omnipresent. So he who has the quality of being Omnipresent at all times without a second’s break, He is Vishnu and no other Vishnu exists equivalent to this God. Similarly, Brahma= “Vri Vridhau” i.e., the biggest amongst the universe. Naturally, He is Almighty God. So, the name of Almighty God is also Brahma. Similarly, according to Yajurveda mantra 16/41 shiv means he who is beneficial/causes welfare, is shiv. The most beneficial, who creates and nurses the universe is Almighty God. So, Shiv is also name of Almighty God.
God is Formless so no question of four heads etc., please. We will have to listen Vedas to know the facts. Sri Krishna and Sri Ram were also not God but were Yogi who by following Vedas philosophy and daily hard practice of Ashtang Yoga Philosophy realized Almighty God therein. Enlightened soul of Rishis, munis, yogis realized God by following eternal Vedic path only. Now I would advise you to please study some of my Vedic culture, list of which is given below. I hope you would get immense knowledge please. I am really happy to know your desire of getting true knowledge. May God give you long, happy life. You are always welcome. Again my blessings to you all please.
List of books is available on the website.
Rajesh: Questions on Bramcharya.
Swami Ram Swarup: Your questions require lengthy deeds. Therefore I would advise you to read my book “Brahamcharya – Dukh Nivarak Divya Manni” worth Rs 100/- excluding postal charges. The book can be sent to you on receipt of your postal address, if you desire.
Thereafter you may send your query please.
Amit: In respond to my query regarding learning yagya vedas and yoga swamiji answerd i can come anytime while on ur site u said we will inform when program is fixed please clarify it and give me ur phone number and address also tell me how many days it will take with regards
Swami Ram Swarup: You are welcome here in the first week of November 2011 please. First time you must come here at least for a week’s time.
KI: Namaste Guruji, Thank you so much for giving me the clarification. Infact, I totally agree with you and doing the same thing that is taking care of my parents and grand parents. I feel so lucky that at my age of 49, my parents and grandmother is with me and always give their first blessing to me and my family. My kids are also lucky that they are able to play with my parents and grand mother. To be frank my kids are more close to my parents than me. I got an opportuinity to do the Kanakabhishekam for my grandmother, when crossed the age of 90, 5 years back. We all got the chance to have dip in Ganaga( Kashi) together (4 generations). I beleive in all this and follow it closely.
I asked you the question because for last 3-4 years, career wise I am not doing well. To be frank, I lost all my savings and not able to get any job. I could not makeout any reason for this so started finding out the reason thru my birth chart. Then I was told since Rahu is placed in 5th house of Gemini. I have to clear my past karmas. One way to do this is to do tarpanam to your Pitra. So only asked you the question.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. You are welcome, please. I appreciate your views of serving and looking after your parents and grand mother and no doubt that you are lucky in this way. I bless you and pray to God for your long, happy life, my son. As regards rahu, ketu, nine planets (navgrah) kaal sarp yog, mangal dosh etc., such matters are not mentioned in Vedas. So, learned men and women who follow the eternal vedic path, do not accept. Actually, such matters are man-made. Sorrows and happiness, is a matter related to previous lives’ deeds, bad or good respectively. It never involves Rahu, ketu etc. When Yajurveda mantra 7/48 and other mantras have clarified that we have taken birth in human form to face our previous lives’ deeds and the deeds which we have been doing at present- good/bad; their result shall be borne in the future births then there must not be any misunderstanding of effect of Rahu, Ketu etc. To remove the effect of previous lives’ bad deeds, one should follow Vedic path i.e., daily name jaap of God both times, chanting of Gayatri mantra and doing daily havan from Gayatri mantra, one should also learn Yogasan, prannayam etc., under the guidance of a learned acharya. Daily practice of the said worship, burns the previous lives’ bad deeds and the devotee gets long, happy life. I paste my article below-
Please, start the day by chanting Gayatri mantra in the early morning sitting on suitable asan like Sukhasan, Siddhasan or Padmasan etc. concentrate on the point between two eyebrows which is called “Agyachakra”. The Gayatri mantra should be chanted along with its meaning both times. Also, please try to perform daily hawan even with Gayatri mantra. Then try to study any of my books daily and put up question if any.
After 15 days chant the Gayatri mantra only thrice thereafter do the name jaap of Almighty God-“Om”. The jaap must be done daily by heart and not orally.
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 being explained.
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 is Aditya.
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 Yajyen. The havan with Ved mantras are always offered as the best worship of God only please. Do havan daily and both times