Alvin Lal: In your book, Vedas a Divine light, you mention there are no such thing as ghosts, as soul is in comma state after death, however you also mention in advice to pregnant ladies, that they should stay away from haunted house.. This statement does not make sense, if there are no such thing as ghosts, how can house be haunted? Please help clear the confusion. Is it a co-incidence, that formless God’s name is also Shiv, Vishnu, Bramha depending upon his mood or what he is doing, when there were also (as you state) Yogi’s of the same names, who took birth ?
Alvin Lal: In your book, Vedas a Divine light, you mention there are no such thing as ghosts, as soul is in comma state after death, however you also mention in advice to pregnant ladies, that they should stay away from haunted house.. This statement does not make sense, if there are no such thing as ghosts, how can house be haunted? Please help clear the confusion. Is it a co-incidence, that formless God’s name is also Shiv, Vishnu, Bramha depending upon his mood or what he is doing, when there were also (as you state) Yogi’s of the same names, who took birth ? What I mean is that how come god is actually called the same name as these three yogi’s ? For Example, if he was protecting the universe, why couldn’t formless god’s name be something else apart from Vishnu ? Why is there a one to one relationship between these three yogis and god’s name ?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. The word “haunted” used by us in the reply does not relate to ghosts please. Vedic knowledge is not changeable. I mean to say if on one side Vedas state that there is no existence of ghosts then on the other side they cannot state that ghosts exists. So the word used by us was in the sense “a place frequented by dangerous animals or a deserted house.” The same meaning also exists in Oxford dictionary.
It is not co-incidence that Shiv, Brahma, Vishnu are the names of formless God. Rigveda mantra 1/164/ 46 states that “Ekam Sadrupa ……………” that is God is one but His names are unlimited based on His unlimited divine qualities. The book named Vedas A Divine Light which you possess wherein such answers has been mentioned on pages—23 and 77.
You see, Sri Ram, Sri Krishna Maharaj, Sita are also the names taken from Vedas by the Rishis and awarded. Nowadays also name ceremony is performed and the Rishi-munis or learned of Vedas always choose the name of boy or girl from Vedas. There is only one formless Almighty God who creates, nurses, destroys and again creates the universe, the said process being eternal and everlasting.
Aarushi: Is there is anything critical in horoscope we should look after and what are the ways in this kind of situations to get married and what can be the consequences?
Swami Ram Swarup: As per the Vedas, matching of such gunnas, manglik etc., are not mentioned therein so one should never worry about the same and must go ahead. However, we have to follow the preach of Vedas –shastras wherein it is sated that the girl and boy and the parents of both sides must be honourable and capable to take care of the bride. Bride and bridegroom both must be having good qualities i.e., honesty, sweet spoken nature, hardworking, must know the family duties to be discharged. Bridegroom must also earn well to meet the requirements of his bride.
M. R.: I am a Hindi living in South Africa where many rituals are practised as regards wedding ceremonies. Please advise me on the significance of Dwaar Pjua, Tiluk and paaw puja where a number of women from the girls side offer gifts of fruit and other items. Are these essential part of the wedding? We find that every priest has his own way of performing these acts. There is no uniformity.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Nowadays, the marriages are being performed by priests according to their own way. However, Vedas tell about eight types of marriages as given on the website.
However, to offer the fruits, gifts etc., from any side either to bride or bridegroom can’t be stated wrong, being a happy occasion. But main thing is whether the marriage is performed with Ved mantras by a Purohit or not. With the grace of God I have also written two books in English, Vedas A Divine Light and Vedas A Divine Light Pt II which clarify such doubts very well. I would advise you to read books please.
Alvin Lal: In the last reply you said the following: “The education of sanatan dharma is gained through Vedas because Vedas are also sanatan”. How is it that two Dharam’s Araya Samaj, and Sanatan both based on the same Vedas are totally different? One supports, Murti Pooja (Idol Worship) of different gods, supports Avtar of God, has different Sharaad karama (death rituals), has a caste system. While the other Arya Samaj does not support any of this? How can they be so different yet they are based on Vedas? How to choose which one?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessing to you. The word “Sanatan” means eternal. Rigveda mantra 1/62/8 states (SANAAT) sanatan (DIVAM) light of sun (BHOOMA) is received on the earth. The idea of the mantra is that the sunlight is generated/created from sanatan i.e., eternal matter and then is received on the earth.
There are two sanatan i.e., eternal reasons of creation. One is Almighty God who is alive and second is non-alive matter i.e., Prakriti. The meaning of sanatan is eternal i.e., the matter which is not made from any matter i.e., it has no date of birth or creation. It is eternal and everlasting. So I think you will now be able to differentiate between sanatan philosophy of Almighty God, Vedas and creation and the present sanatan dharma.
‘Arya’ word is sanatan but samaj word is not sanatan. samaj word has very well been added to ‘Arya’ the sanatan word, by Swami Dayanandji, whose philosophy is great and beyond any doubt.
Kaushalya Gupta: Who helped Hanuman ji to re-collect his power in Ramayana?
Swami Ram Swarup: Jamvant helped Hanuman to recollect his power in Ramayana.
K Guruprasad: Please request you to clarify my doubts herewith (These questions are asked to clarify to my friends and relatives, as I feel that these are not Ved mantras however, you are the authority on Ved mantras, hence need your help please)
1.) Is there any aachaman mantra authentic as per veda which is 1. Om Achudaya Namaha 2. Om Anandhaya namaha 3. Om Govindaya namaha?
Swami Ram Swarup: You have quoted the shlokas which are man made and not the Ved mantras. Because the said shlokas and not mantras are not mentioned in any Ved. Neither from Vedas nor from any granth written by a Rishi.
K Guruprasad: 2.) Is this “SHUKLAM BHARATHARAM VISHNUM…” and “MAMO PAARTHA SAMASTHA DHURIDHAYA KSHA DWARA…” is a ved mantra? If yes..pl request you to give the meaning please.
Swami Ram Swarup: SHUKLAM BHARATHARAM etc., are also not Ved mantras.
K Guruprasad: 3.) Can you as well tell me from which Ved (like Rig/yajur), the aachaman mantra’s what we do before havan (OM AMRITO PASTRANMASI SWAHA etc.,) are from?
Swami Ram Swarup: The aachman mantra which we say before havan are based on “Gobhil Griha sutra” 1/3/1-3, “AAPASTAMBA GRIHA SUTRA” 1/2/3- which are the parts of Ved mantras and described by Rishis. Rishis are those who attain Dharmamegh Samadhi as per yog shastra sutra 4/29, 30, 31 and see/experience the alive Ved mantras in their meditation. Their views are hundred percent authentic based on Ved mantras. Vedas as well as Rishi-granths accept the views of Rishis as authentic. Those who have not attained Samadhi, their views are not considered authentic as per Vedas and shastras. So aachman mantras said are authentic and give us fruitful results.
K Guruprasad: 4.) When was Manusmriti was written and what is the main theme of Manusmriti?
Swami Ram Swarup: At the beginning of the earth, the knowledge of the four Vedas originated in the heart of four Rishis. Rishis gave this knowledge to Brahma (name of a Rishi). Brahma further gave this knowledge to Manu. So the period when Manusmriti was written relates to the beginning of the earth.
K Guruprasad: 5.) Is it possible for an yogi to decide the number of years he wish to live (Subject to max of 400 years) even in this changed and unrealistic times of today?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes, it is possible even for everybody to decide his long age if he follows the pure Vedic path which also includes hard practice of Ashtang Yoga philosophy.
K Guruprasad: 6.) Are there true Rishi / Muni’s /Yogi’s available on earth other than India?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes, the true Yogi/Rishi may be living on this earth but uptil now they are living as unknown figures. To find them out is a pious task but people are after the materialistic progress/materialistic achievements and not after spiritualism, due to lack of knowledge of Vedas.
K Guruprasad: 7) If Vedas does not accept BIG BANG theory, then what is the real theory of evolution of universe (I have understood very well from you that this universe can and is only created by one ultimate superpower, GOD)
Swami Ram Swarup: The universe is created by Almighty God when a small fraction of His power acts in non-alive matter i.e., Prakriti. God thus creates, nurses and destroys the universe at a proper time and again creates. The said process is eternal and everlasting. Please read the article on creation.
K Guruprasad: 8) Is there any Karma counted for Yogi’s/Rishis after attaining Mukti/samadhi level?
Swami Ram Swarup: No, Karma is counted of such Yogi due to the fact that he has attained salvation with the grace of Almighty God. Salvation means mukti (freedom). Freedom means such yogi has been liberated from facing any kind of result of the deed.
Sanjay: how to know one’s Ishta dev?
Swami Ram Swarup: The fact can either be told by the person or his worship will tell the truth about his Ishta Dev to whom he worships.
Prabhat Sood: Our Hindu calender is based on Moon paksha and starts with Prathama and ends with Purnima or Amavas depending on Shukla or Krishna Paksha. Then when the week like Somvar, Mangalvar etc. were introduced. And then who allocated these days to a particular deity, like Somvar to Shivji, Mangalvar to Hanumnaji etc. etc. I do not think days like Somvar, Mangalvar..etc. are mentioned in Vedas or Puranas, only Tithis are mentioned. Could you please clarify, if the weekdays were just introduced to match the Gragorian calendar?
Swami Ram Swarup: Days like som, mangal etc., have been created by God but the allotment of Devtas like Shivji, Hanuman etc., have been made by human beings at their own as the same is not mentioned in Vedas.
Raj Bhalla: I have a question regarding Rigveda 10/70/8. This Mantra talks about inviting three Devi’s to the Yajna named Ida, Bharati and Saraswati. Can you please explain who these Devi’s are? And why they are being invited?
Swami Ram Swarup: The three devis mentioned in Rigveda mantra 10/70/8 are our heart feelings/thoughts/views. Those heart feelings/thoughts are stuti/(praise), Prarthna (prayer) and Upasana (worship). A complete worship is done when the aspirant has got perfection in such three heart feelings.
ABC: We are writing to enquire if you (or someone) can let us know how much time is remaining for us based on our name & birthdate only as we do not have time?
Swami Ram Swarup: Fact is known by Almighty God, please. We must always worship formless, Almighty, Omnipresent God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. He only gives us long, happy life.
Raj Bhalla: You have stated that the knowledge of the Vedas was given by Almighty God in the heart of four Rishis in the beginning of creation. My question is whether Almighty God first gave them the knowledge of the Sanskrit Grammar before giving the Veda’s knowledge. Did Almighty God give the knowledge of the Sanskrit Grammar to the same four Rishis or different ones.
Swami Ram Swarup:
Ans. Almighty God did not give the knowledge of Sanskrit . He gave the knowledge of Ved mantras. Since the Rishis did not know the Sanskrit language, the words used in Ved mantras the Almighty God with His power originated the knowledge of each Ved mantra with its pronunciation, word-meanings, ideas, sandhi- vichched of ved-mantras etc., then and there. Accordingly, the Rishis became learned of Sanskrit language and its pronunciation etc. The present Sanskrit grammer is made by Rishis at their own otherwise in ancient times, study of Vedas alone was in force but not Sanskrit grammar, etc. That is why, the Sanskrit language used in Ved mantras is divine language which emanates direct from God and the present Sanskrit language/grammar is made by man. Almighty God only gave the above knowledge of Vedas to four Rishis of non-sexual creation at the beginning of the earth and not others. The Vedas’ knowledge has been spread orally by learned Rishis traditionally uptil now.
Sagar: Does Vedas mention anything about child marriage?
Swami Ram Swarup: No, please. The age of boy must be twenty years and that of girl not less than eighteen years.
Dr. Harish Arya: Do you believe in worshipping the idiols(pictures made up of paper and stones)?
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas do not accept idol worship. We have only to worship one formless God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe.
Anonymous: I am a widow with just one daughter. I am really confused and feared the loneliness in future. What can I do to overcome the situations?
Swami Ram Swarup: I think, you’re not alone, my daughter. Your loving daughter of 17 years of age is already with you to care. I may tell you, your decision at this juncture to seek any help or other association may cause you trouble. We must always seek help and company of Almighty God through a learned acharya of Vedas and yoga philosophy which actually has become impossible now a days. People never think to do Yajyen, practice of ashtnag yoga, name jaap and study of Vedic culture which fully helps the person to achieve long, happy life. Such person never suffers loneliness or never faces troubles etc. Dear daughter, if you will be weak at this stage then the world would try to overcome you or tease you etc. You see, Kunti was also a widow but she never felt loneliness and she carefully nursed her sons- The Pandavas. She was associated with the spiritual knowledge well and that is why when her sons got settled i.e., won the kingdom after Mahabhart war, she left the kingdom to retire to jungle for austerity and ever remained happy. So I would advise you to please pay your personal attention towards spiritualism, first. Some spiritual books in Hindi and in English can be sent to you free of cost from here as well. You may send your problems anytime.
R S: What is the best time to visit at your ashram? I am sad to see the rampant conversions and lack of political will to stop this.
Swami Ram Swarup: Every time is the best time because all times have been made by God and we have to make days and nights pious and happy by doing pious deeds. Conversion is a great problem in India due to negligence of duties especially of Govt. this is a vast to discuss and for implementation of religious thoughts regarding concerned public in this regard.
E. Ram: Kal Bhairo, a diety in Hindu Philosophy is surrounded by much controversy. What is the truth of his existence? Should he be worshipped? It is said that he is worshipped with Rum, Cigarette and sacrifice of animals. What does this mean? Is this acceptable? Please advise and thanks.
Swami Ram Swarup: Kaal means time or death. Bhairav means dangerous. So, the meaning of kaal Bhairo is dangerous death. No doubt, death is itself a dangerous suffering/sorrow. Every holy granth preaches to overcome the said dangerous death. Then why to worship kaal bhairon which is dangerous death and which should be overcome by virtue of our pious deeds, yoga practice, yajyen, name-jaap of God etc. In four Vedas and all ancient granths like six shastras, upnishads, Bhagwad Geeta etc., there is no mention about kaal bhairon. But the Vedas alongwith these granths state that there is only one formless, Almighty God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe and He is only to be worshipped. God is Almighty and therefore He Himself awards the life/death to us according to our previous lives’ deeds. Yajurveda mantra 7/48 states that we are to do good or bad deeds but result is always awarded by God in the form of happiness and sorrows respectively. So, no other kaal bhairon has been deputed by God who may cause trouble, death, fear etc., to us. Secondly, all four Vedas and holy granths strictly prohibit intake of any kind of addiction and any violence. Therefore it is against the Vedas and true religion to use rum, cigarettes and sacrifice of animals etc., in worship, rather it is a grave sin.Yet, if anyone wishes to worship imaginary kaal bhairo, he may go ahead.
E. Ram: If a couple has astrological incompatibility which are taking them apart, how can this be resolved? Please advise! Thanks.
Swami Ram Swarup: In married life, cooperation, mutual understanding, sacrifice, tolerance, faith etc., is necessary to make the family life long and happy. So, when the couple knows that there is astrological compatibility between them then they must try to remove the problems by mutual understanding and reposing faith in each other. They may take advice from elders and mature persons from time to time. The time matter is not so easy to solve. I know it is most difficult situation in the family because no one is ready to accept his/her error or to oversight the fault of others. But, with the advice of elders such situations get solved always.
In the family issues, one should never treat it as prestige issue. Since we are bowing before our own family members which is beneficial to all. He is the great person who accepts his faults and tries to look into his own faults to be removed and not that of others. But, here arises the ego problem that duly indulged in illusion/pride person does not meant to bow down. So, to solve the family problems, the above advise must be adopted in life and I again advise that elders must always be consulted time and again. Daily worship in a family is also necessary and then sure God blesses.
E. Ram: How do you do the hawan with the Gayatri Mantra? Please advise on steps.
Swami Ram Swarup: 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 Gaytri 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 AMRTO 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 Gaytri mantra again and again till such time the fire is lighted sufficiently. Then chant the Gaytri 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 Yajna. The havan with Ved mantras are always offered as the best worship of God only please. Do havan daily and both times.
Amit Dua: Thanks for answering Swamiji! for reading Vedas you prescribe Swami Dayanand’s bhashya, but Swami Dayanand could do the bhashya only of YajurVeda and some part of RigVeda due to his death. Whose bhshya do you prescribe for remaining part of Vedas?
Swami Ram Swarup: Arya Muni bhashya of Samveda and Khem Karann Shastri’s bhashya on Atharvaveda are recommended please. Both the writers mostly adopted the path of Swami Dayanandji.
K Guruprasad: ou know that I’m basically from south and does not know Hindi properly. However with very little hindi knowledge, I had struggled to a great extent in the past 3 months to read your book “Yajyen Karm; Sarva Shreshta Ishwar pooja”. I started understanding the beautiful meaning of havan mantra’s which are really eye openers for me and my family. However, while doing havan, I’m unable to recollect the meanings of word by word for many of the mantras. Is there any book you have written in English translating the havan mantra’s, which would help me in memorising the meaning of each and every word of havan mantra, as I feel the significant effect, that doing havan by understanding the meaning will be beneficial to me as well to the environment around me. Also, I studied in the website that you have mentioned that Vedas contain knowledge and information even to make an aircraft. Request you to give me the reference of the mantra and the meaning, please. This is only for my personal interest and to further admire and enjoy Vedas as a part of my life.
Swami Ram Swarup: My heartiest blessings to you for a long, happy life. Nowadays, I am trying to translate the Ved mantras of my book- “Yajyen Karma Sarvashreshtha Ishwar Pooja” . most of the work has been done and rest will be completed in due course then the book will be sent to printing press. Please send your postal address. The book will be sent to you soon after being printed. As regards, mantras about aircraft, there are so many Ved mantras on them, but I mention here only one mantra to avoid lengthy answer.
YEN DYOORUGRA PRITHVI CHA DRIDHA YEN SWA STBHITAM YEN NAKHA YO
ANTARIKSHE RAJSO VIMANAHA KASMI DEVAI HAVISHA VIDHEMA.
(YAJURVEDA MANTRA 32/6)
(YEN) the God by whom (UGRA) strong light emitting (DYOHO) heavenly bodies (CHA) and ( PRITHVI) earth and space (DRIDHA)established firmly.
Meaning: The God by whom the strong light emitting heavenly bodies and earth and space etc., have been firmly established.
(YEN) and the God by whom (SWAHA) un-finishing merriment (STABHITAM) is held and (YEN)the God by whom (NAKAHA)salvation is held and (YAHA) the God (ANTARIKSHE) in the space (RAJSAHA) universe/world (VIMANAHA) specially creates (KASMAI) i.e., shape of merriment too.
KASMAI word is made of ‘KUM’ dhatu of Sanskrit which gives the meaning of merriment. (DEVAAYA) for the dev i.e., God. (HAVISHA) by offerings i.e., aahuti, Yaj /yoga-abhyaas i.e., preach of ashtang yoga. It should be noted that worship of God. If we offer aahuti on havan kund in burning fire, do Yaj and ashtang yoga practice (VIDHEMA) VI=special, DHEM=worship. In this way we do the best worship.
Idea: The worship is of no use if we do not know the real qualities of God. The God has unlimited unchangeable and immortal qualities, which have been mentioned in the Vedas by God Himself. In this mantra some of the qualities are seen. The idea of mantra is that who is God to worship? Mantra says the light emitting heavenly bodies like sun, moon, stars etc., gives us invaluable light etc., and the earth/space where we reside all the said universe is held and created by God only. He is the shape of merriment and the worshipper is provided with the merriment. Salvation is also held by God and God is only powered to bless to real worshipper with the salvation where every sorrows etc., are ended. There is no other God and will never be in future who can do this task. So we have to worship only the God who is one and will remain unchanged, who creates the universe etc., is formless and immortal.
Prem Sachdeva: During studies I have noticed that Mana and Atmana reside close to each other in Hiranyagarbha,a place close to physical heart. Also Mana and Atmana do not have physical form as these are only energy levels. Is it a true statement? Is Hiranyagarbha a physical mattar,place or thing which can be explored by a surgeon? I want to understand so that I can concentrate during Dhyan.
Swami Ram Swarup: Atma (soul) resides in three places of human body. While being awake, in left eye, during dreams in throat and during sound sleep stage he is in heart. Mann (mind) is a part of antahakaran. Mann (mind)) is a non alive matter made of prakriti whereas soul is alive matter. mann is destructive whereas soul is eternal / immortal. So both are different from each other.
Soul is the minutest matter and can’t be seen with naked eyes or any instrument therefore, it can be told to be shapeless. As also said in Atharvaveda mantra 10/8/25 soul is immortal. Please, see that Almighty God is also formless and immortal. But He is omnipresent, omniscient and Almighty but the soul does not contain the said qualities.
Atharvaveda mantra 10/8/25 states that soul is alive matter who is even minutest than the tip of hair (Shwetashwtaropnishad chapter 5, shlok 9 also refers).
Next mantra 26 states that soul is “AJARA” i.e., changeless and “AMRITA” i.e., immortal and resides in the body of human being. Mantra further clarifies that body of human being is “MARTAYASYA” i.e., is destructible.
Next mantra 27 states that soul while residing in body of human being looks like woman or man or young boy/girl but soul himself is not man, woman, girl, boy etc. So, soul sometimes looks like father, sometimes looks like mother but in reality soul is neither father nor mother etc. As told above soul resides in body but soul is not body. For example- electric current focus in a wire but current itself is not a wire. Current is separate and wire will always remain separate from current. So is the case of soul and human body. Not only the case of human body but it applies to all living beings. For example- in the body of bird, it looks like a bird and if in the body of elephant, it looks like an elephant. But see the soul is not bird, elephant etc. He is always unchangeable. But he changes body of living-beings based on his previous lives’ deeds. When soul enters the body then body acts and when soul comes out of body then body becomes dead. So body becomes dead and not soul. Soul takes another body when the previous body dies away.
As clarified above, God has unlimited, different qualities, from soul i.e., God is omnipresent, omniscient, almighty, creates, nurses and destroys the universe whereas such qualities can never be attained by soul.
Soul faces the result of his previous lives’ deeds in the body of living being but not the God. There must be a reason behind to take human body by God. But all the four Vedas and the true holy granths state that there is no reason for Almighty God to take birth.
God is Almighty which means, He has unlimited powers and Yajurveda mantra 31/4 states that ‘PADASAYA ABHAVAT PUNAHA’ i.e., only a part of this divine power creates, nurses and controls the whole universe. So, there is no reason left behind for which Almighty God would require to take birth etc. God has no desire so why would He desire to acquire human body to preach the public. It is a fundamental eternal law of God that only at the beginning of each universe, the knowledge of four Vedas emanates direct form God and is originated in the heart of four rishis. Then the knowledge is spread in the human beings.
So God inspires the human beings through Vedas to be learned of Vedas. He has no desire to take birth to educate the people. Suppose, He desires to educate the world then like the four rishis who attain knowledge of Vedas direct from Almighty God, under the eternal, unchangeable law of God, (without God taking birth like man/woman) at present also the knowledge could have been attained by entire universe within no time by the desire of God. However, this can’t happen since God is desireless. In this connection Shwetashwataropnishad shlok 6/8 also sates:
“SWABHAVIKI GYAN BAL KRIYA CHA”
i.e., divine knowledge, deeds and power to control the universe is automatic. It means only a fraction of His power is sufficient to control the universe as stated above. God hence needs not to think or desire etc.
Now, I would say here that there is a problem to educate a person immediately due to lack of Vedas’ knowledge. The so called saints who are against the Vedas or who have never studied Vedas but to impose their self-made meaning of holy books or self-made path on the public, they generally teach the public that Vedas are difficult to understand and there is no justification to do Yajyen etc. The said false views of so called saints have now been accepted overall and people do not want to listen to Vedas. So, it becomes very difficult to teach the true path to public and hence there is problem to know the fact and difference between Almighty God, souls and non-alive Prakriti. We will have to revert back to path of eternal knowledge of four Vedas which emanates direct from God at the beginning of the earth.
So in the case of mann which is also the minutest part made of Prakriti and is also invisible. There are several meanings of hiranyagarbha in Vedas such as Almighty God etc., but not heart. It is not a matter which can be explored by a surgeon.
Dhyan is another matter about which I have also explained in yog shastra sutra 3/1 in my book named Patanjali Yog darshan Hindi commentary (part 2) . Being a lengthy subject its description is not possible please. I will advice you to read the said book, if possible.
E. Ram: This is the period of Nav Raatra. Devotees will be doing worship of the mother at this time….When the tenth offering is made, should it be to Lord Shiva or Kal Bhairo?
Swami Ram Swarup: There are two kinds of worship first is God made which is briefed in four Vedas. Second is made by saints from time to time, at their own. The worship said by you is not mentioned by God in Vedas , please
Pragalv: How can I prove to the Western people that Veda is 5000 years old?
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas are not five thousand years old please. Vedas are eternal. The knowledge of four Vedas emanates direct from God and originates in the heart of four rishis in the beginning of every creation. Please read the article on Vedas Philosophy for more information.
However, you are very much correct that it is very difficult to make those understand who have never listened to Vedas and do not know that Vedas are eternal. only an aspirant who is desirous of knowing the said fact becomes capable to understand the fact when he makes contact with a learned acharya of Vedas. Then he puts his questions, problems on the matter to his acharya, like Arjun put forth his question to Krishna in Bhagwad Geeta then he too became learned of Vedas. However, you may direct the gentleman to send his queries on this website please. You are also welcomed for the same until you get through. Though Vedas are eternal but in this creation, Vedas are about 1 arab 96 crores 8 lakhs 53 thousands and 109 years old.
Siddharth: Can we do pranayama in the absence of sun? Because in the absence of sun, plants exhale carbon dioxide & while doing pranayama we want oxygen,so can we do pranayama in the absence of sun?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes, if you do not have time to do pranayaam in sunlight then you can do after sunset. Better if it is done in the presence of sunlight.
Arun N Kavta: Havan or yagan ke bad kitne area ka vatavarana shudh ya pavitra hota hai?
Swami Ram Swarup: The smoke generated during havan performance is called “som” which contain several divine as well as good worldly qualities which are benefited to the human beings as well as vegetation and causes timely rains. It reaches sun. Samveda states that Som is the food of sun and when sun gets it then in return showers several blessings in the shape of benefits to the living beings.
Anonymous: Suppose I want to get something from unlimited God. If I do havan, yoga, etc. how can I ask from unlimited formless God to fulfil my wish, or what mantra I should keep doing whole time in my heart?
Swami Ram Swarup: God is not unlimited. There is only one God who was in the past, is in the present and will ever remain in the future and He is unchangeable. He is formless, omnipresent, omniscient . He creates, nurses and destroys the universe. Being Almighty He does not need any assistance. So God is one but His powers are unlimited. We can only pray to Almighty God to fulfill our pious desires according to Vedas.
When we perform Yajyen/hawan with Ved mantras, then the ved mantras chanted in the hawan to offer the aahutis already contain our prayer, praise and worship including our wishes to be fulfilled.
For example- In Gayatri Mantra, we pray and beg to Almighty God to enlighten our mind with wisdom. Yet, after completion of yajyen/havan, we may pray and beg to God regarding our pious requirements/wishes in our own language in addition.
You can recite Gayatri mantra every time in your heart in which we are praying to God to enlighten our mind/intellect with wisdom. Because only if our mind/intellect is pure then all our thoughts and actions will consequently be pure.
R N: Some time while sleeping I get up suddenly start thinking where I am and see my husband or daughter strangely. Please let me know why this happens with me. even before going to bed I clean my feet.
Swami Ram Swarup: Suddenly waking up implies that you’re not getting sound sleep. So with a disturb mind, you see your husband and daughter strangely. You must do some asans, pranyaam and meditation daily and you should even do daily hawan with Gayatri mantra both times, in addition, please also study Vedic books daily, study of even one page will do. The said pious deeds will finish your problem one day and give you peace of mind.
Arun N Kavta: What is difference between Hawan and Yajyen?
Swami Ram Swarup: Hawan can be performed without brahma but Yajyen is performed in the presence of Brahma, please. Yajyen is performed when brahma, hota, yajmaan, and udgaatha are present.
H: I would like to predict the question paper. Is any mantra which recites to fulfil my wish?
Swami Ram Swarup: There is no such mantra except hard working of a student in studies with full concentration. He must also be a brahamchari (celibate). Then there will be no problem to get outstanding marks. The said pious duties are the moral duties of a student for which he is brought up by the parents and is provided with all facilities.
Navin Mehta: Thanks for your reply Noted your reply of 7 manvantar with duration time.
Samudramanthan is not authetic as per vedant philosophy is some thing to be the matter of discussion , according to other religion manu satrupa or adam-eve are the 1st creation and when I say were advised to increase praja means they are the first creation of the god and as there were no human being naturally they were the people who lead to increase population. According to you no yug is good or bad is alright it all goes with satva rajash and tamas again they are fruits of the karma. My question if karma theory not started from stayug then from where it originated. Your bleesing will help me to know more about universe.
Swami Ram Swarup: Your views are appreciated, please. Karma’s theory is eternal as Almighty God is eternal. Yajurveda mantra 7/48 states that human-beings are free to do pious deeds or sins but the result in the form of happiness and sorrows is awarded by God. Nobody can keep oneself away without doing any karma (deed). Even blinking of eyes, smelling, natural call, feeling of thirst-hunger etc., are natural karmas which automatically happen. Please read the article on Creation theory according to Vedas.
Amit Dua:While answering to some people you told that according to some mantra in Atharva Veda a wife or husband can leave his/her partner if he/she is corrupt. Kindly suggest which mantras can be read in this connection.
Swami Ram Swarup: Atharvaveda mantra 2/14/4,5 states that about abandoning of wife/husband on the basis of they wielding bad character, etc.
Raj Bhalla: I do not understand the mantra in Rigveda 10/51/6. Sauchik Agni had three brothers, Bhupati, Bhuvanpati and Bhutpati. They died while trying to become the flame or the agni of the Yajna. So Sauchik agni hid in the water. I was under the impression, there is only one Agni which is present in the Sun, Electricty of Clouds, Physical Fire on Earth and every where.I do not understand these three brothers of Agni. Can you please explain me the meaning of this mantra? I do not believe that Agni is some kind of Atma. It is a form of energy that is present every where the matter is.
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes, please, there are only three agnis- Bhautik Agni which is seen on the earth. Second in the sun and third is the electric discharge in clouds. As regards 10/51/6, it does not speak about the said three agnis. The mantra states that when the soul in human body sees the death of other persons then he feels scared and when he starts worship of God then he becomes fearless. Please quote where have you read about Shauchik agni and his three brothers.
R S: Is the level of enlightenment in all yogis same?
Swami Ram Swarup: With the blessings of Almighty God I have explained the stages of Samadhi of yogi in Chapter one and 4 of Patanjal yog Darshan. I think you possess the yog shastra. However, when yogi attains Dharma-megh Samadhi as mentioned in yog shastra sutra 4/31, 32 and 33 then the level of enlightenment of all yogis becomes the same. As regards Sri Krishna Maharaj I have explained his supreme status in book “Bhagwad Geeta- Ek Vedic Rehasya” written by me. The book contains 739 pages. I think this book has not yet been sent to you. Please confirm. My blessings to you.
Raj Bhalla: I have a question regarding the so called Maha Mritunjaya Mantra. It is Rigveda 7/59/12. You said it should be recited during Yajyen with offering of ahuti of Ghee. My question is, at what point during Yajyen it should be recited. Is it before or after the Purna Ahuti?
Swami Ram Swarup: The aahutis of the said mantra can be offered before offering Poorna aahutis or a separate anushthan of the said mantra may be organised. Please read the complete meaning and description on the site.
Meenakshi Sharma: Deeper significance of yogic prayer.
Swami Ram Swarup: Deeper significance relates to divine experiences during the meditation but not yogic prayer, please. Please, explain in detail about yogic prayer.