Shravak: Namaste Swami Ji, Could you please provide us the translation of these verses:
Rig Veda 3:6:5
Rig Veda 9:74:2
Rig Veda 10:58:3
Rig Veda 10:62:3
Atharva Veda 20:118:4
Atharva Veda 18:4:89
Atharva Veda 11:3:2.
Swami Ram Swarup: Namaste ji. The explanation of the required ved mantras needs long process and being busy in daily spiritual life, it cannot be done here. Therefore please, send your postal address on receipt of which the explanation of the ved mantras will be sent to you, by post.
S M: I am working hard since from 25 years and will work hard till end I kept my laziness aside when responsibilities landed in my life like wife, one son. Sir I left living for my self I am just alive for them otherwise I would have ended my life because the time and people’s I met in my life was unacceptable. After remembering every moment’s I don’t have any craze in life its not because of financial problems but the situations coming suddenly around me. There are many things to tell you. Sir you suggested me that the things suddenly taking place around me is due to past life is it true because one person told me the same thing that in previous life I had done many thing’s wrong that’s why i have to face the same thing in this life. I can’t understand what exactly is this, but sir I need your blessings and valuable suggestions and advices please do the needful. Thank you
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. I appreciate your idea of hardworking. Please, continue it to get success. However, success is not meant for only hard work but it requires spiritual power also.
Yes, several occasions educate us to think that inspite of hardworking, the result is minimum/not optimum. On the contrary, some persons who do not work hard, get more and more benefits.
It pressurizes us to consider Rigveda mantra 10/135/1and 2 wherein it is preached that a person takes birth in human life to face the good and bad result of his previous lives’ deeds and whatever he does in the present , he will have to face its result in future lives. However, the next mantra 3 guides us to make contact with learned acharya of Ved and Ashtang Yoga Philosophy to get spiritual preach, to destroy the bad effect of previous lives’ deeds, so that the best result of working is achieved therefore I would advise you to please read my articles:-
IN THIS BIRTH NO SUBH KARMA BUT ENJOYING LUXURIOUS LIFE.
The peace it is a result of previous lives’ good deeds that the lady is enjoying wealth. But, you see, at the time of enjoying such wealth, in the absence of worship and good manners naturally, the pious deeds are not being added, as a result, the store of good deeds is being minimized day by day.
When the effect of pious deeds gets exhausted completely one day, the person will have to face the sorrows. We’ve the example of Ravanna, Kansa and Duryodhan etc., who enjoyed all matters of world but one day, they had to repent when the effect of previous lives’ deeds ended. So, we should judge our lives’ deeply whether we worship and make our character good to please Almighty God, Who showers His blessings with a long, happy life on us.
So, we should start doing pious deeds like worship and control over our senses, mind and intellect to refrain from sins, to earn the good effect of pious deeds i.e., punnya which only helps us in this life as well as in future births.
This birth, in the shape of human beings is blessed by God, to know present and future rebirths and main motto of this life is to attain salvation by following Vedic path.
Shouting on parents etc., is naturally a sin, which is to be faced by the wrong- doer and if a person gives respect and serves parents/elders naturally, he’ll get good award in return, though it may take time but fundamental laws of God are unchangeable. So, the person will sure get award.
Hard working, devotion, dedication, honesty, services to the parents and elders to follow eternal religion mentioned in Vedas, practice of Ashtang Yoga, discharging moral duties to get progress in education, science simultaneously with spiritualism like, daily havan, to be in contact with the learned Acharya, to get his advice, are some of the pious deeds which make the future bright and obliterate the sorrows, problems, diseases, etc.
One must wake up early in the morning for early morning walk and exercises, must sit on meditation and chant holy name of God, must be away from any addiction and non-vegetarian. Such pious actions lead to long, happy life and bright future.
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
I would now advise you that the eternal sign of religion is to maintain patience otherwise a man would not be considered a man on the earth but like animals, birds etc. So, you should not loose patience and never think or talk that you don’t live for yourself. This shows that a man who looses the patience is coward.
You are a good gentleman therefore be brave. Secondly, we’ve been given the responsibilities and asked to discharge the duties faithfully. So, why should we shirk away our responsibilities. One thing, I may tell you that all this occurs due to absence of the knowledge of Vedas. Eternal Vedas are our supreme preachers. These contain the detail of pious deeds, sins, knowledge and way of doing eternal worship of God to kill bad effect of karmas. In the absence of said knowledge, who can even breathe peacefully? Then what to talk about sound sleep. I would advise you to read some of my Vedic books. List of books is available on the website and you can choose the book at your own.
Books shall give you immense knowledge about routine life. Books can be sent on receipt of your postal address, if you desire.
When we’ve taken birth on this earth, we’ll have to face the good and bad persons and struggle happily and not by being tense, for survival. This is the way of living. Moreover, we must know that society makes man perfect. So, always attend good society and leave the persons whom you dislike. I would like to tell that he who does not remember the past and does not bother for future but does hard work in the present based on the Vedic philosophy he is the happiest person on the earth. Situations, problems and happiness advent based on previous lives’ bad and good deeds respectively. So, why do you worry you must face them happily because problem etc., is our own creation. Why do we pass them on to others. We should know that we ourselves are the reason for the problems.
So, taking the Vedic views, please solve your problem yourself and however, the help of elders and learned persons is stated to be taken.
Person has now misguided you please, about your past life. You see, Ved, shastras, Bhagwad Geeta etc., clarify that past life is ever unseen by anybody except a Yogi who has realized God by attaining Dharmamegh Samadhi. Yet, a yogi never tells the past life of anyone. So, we must again beware of false preachers.
My blessings are always with you, my son and your family. Please, be brave. God will sure help you.