A L: Pranaam Guruji, When a relative asks me to perform hawan, because they like the method of hawan, that you have provided so kindly. You mentioned that I have to take some money for performing the hawan, otherwise hawan performed is not successful. What mantra’s to say on acceptance of money for hawan ? Thanks and pranaam guruji..
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you all. Yes, my son, you may go ahead.

J: Namaste Guruji Maharaj, Charan Sparsh On the Occassion of Deepavali, We wish everybody in the Ashram a ‘Happy and Prosperous Deepavali. Charan Sparsh.
Swami Ram Swarup: My heartiest blessings to you all, my son.

Kamlesh Kumar: Swamiji, Namaskar. Kripiya batayen ki tantra kya hai? Is par aadharit kaunsi book aapke pass uplabdh hai?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Sorry, I have not got any book on the subject of tantra except Vedas, Shastras, Upnishads, Bhagwad Geeta, Ramayana and other holy ancient Sanskrit granths written by ancient Rishis. However, I would like to state that in all the above quoted holy granths subject on tantra is not mentioned.

Bhakt: Swami Ji, can you please tell me if the concept of Birth and death and Punarjanam and Moksha etc is mentioned in Vedas or not? And give reference please.
Swami Ram Swarup: Death and rebirth (punarjanam) is very well mentioned in 39th chapter of Yajurveda.

For example- Mantra 5 of 39th chapter states that when soul leaves the body then after wandering for 12-13 days, it gets rebirth. I also paste one of my articles in this regard.

After death

Yajurveda mantra 3/55, says, “DEVAIYAH JANAH NAH PUNAH MANAH DADATU” i.e., by blessings (preach and true education of Vedas) may learned Acharya give us next birth of human being so that we may again be able to learn the truth of Vedas and to get salvation. So one must always adopt true path by which he gets rebirth of human being to continue the real
spiritualism to get salvation etc., because Atharvaveda mantra 9/10/16 further says that human being who has done pious deeds and adopted true path they get pious human body in the next birth, otherwise soul gets the lowest/contemptible body, like animals, birds etc. Mantra is APAANG PRAANGETI SWDHAYAA GRIBHITAH AMARTYO MARTYENAA SAYONIHI. TA SHASHVANTA VISHUCHINA VIYANTA NYA NYAM CHIKYURN NI CHIKYURNYAM.

Soul according to its good or bad deeds(APANGETI) takes bodies of animals, birds, insects etc., and (PRANG) bodies of Rishis, Munis, i.e., (uuch Yoni) best bodies after leaving the present body. The soul (SWDHAYAA GRIBHITAH) duly attached with its own power of taking birth according to pious deeds and sins, enters other bodies (AMARTAYAH) though the soul is away from death, being immortal but after death of bodies, takes newbodies. These ideas of Vedas has very well been mentioned in Bhagwad Geeta shlok 2/20 wherein Yogeshwar Shri Krishna says (AJO NITYAH SHASHWATOAYAM PURAANNO NA HANYTE HANYAMANNE SHARIRE ) i.e., the soul is (AJAH NITAYAH SHASHWATOH) never takes birth and is eternal (NAHANYATE HANAYMANNE SHARIRE) in fact after death of body too soul is never dead being immortal. (TASHASHVANTA) this process of death and birth of bodies and souls is eternal.

(VISHUCHINA VYANTA) soul and bodies go far away to different directions [soul goes to Savita etc., {given below} according to Yajurveda chapter 39 and then takes birth and gets another body and five elements of body go to space and are mixed within air, fire etc., according to Yajurveda mantra 40/15] (ANYAM NICHIKYHU) many learned know about this fact (ANYAM NICHIKYHU) another who lack knowledge of Vedas, do not know the fact, i.e., we mostly know our body but not ourselves, i.e., soul. Death is sure i.e., the body will have to be cremated one day.

In Atharvaveda mantra 8/8/11 ‘Yamdut’ means = ‘YAM’ means God, and ‘dut’ means storm, cyclone, flood, earthquake, heavy rains, etc., etc., in mantra the air is Yam. So when a soul is to leave the body then by the power of God, sutratma air enters the body and takes the soul out of it then goes to Savita, etc.

In 39th chapter of Yajurveda the process of this cremation is mentioned. This process is also called as “NARMEDH YAJYEN”, “PURUSH MEDH YAJYEN” and “DAH KARAM” and “ANTEYESHATI KARAM”. Atharvaveda mantra 10/8/26 says “YEH CHAKAR SAH JAJAR” means He (God) who makes the body, He destroys the same one day. Sense of Yajurveda mantra 39/5 is that when the soul leaves the body then the soul wanders in so many places, takes another body according to its previous deeds (karmas). Yajurveda mantra 39/6 says that the soul after leaving the body, on the first day goes to Savita (sun), second day agnihi (fire), third Vaayu (normal air), fourth Aditya, fifth chandrma (moon), sixth ritu (seasons), seventh marutah, eighth brihaspati (tiniest air), ninth mitrah (breathing), tenth varunah (udan air), eleventh indrah (electricity), twelfth Vishvedevah (in all divine qualities). Then, after wandering in sky, gets body according to previous deeds. So these twelve days are completed, then after 13 days the soul takes another body. Rigveda mandal 10 sukta 135 says that normally soul after getting body faces the result of its past lives’ deeds and under influence of illusion (duly attracted towards illusion) does sins and again gets birth to face the sins. The soul is immortal and always separate from body. When an aspirant meets with a learned Acharya and gets spiritual education, then the fourth mantra says that the soul gets salvation.

Samveda mantra 300 states “Devasya te Daanam” Oh! God, result of our deeds is awarded by you in this birth as well as in rebirth. Rigveda mantra 1/20/1 states that human being gets next birth to face the result of deeds of present birth and balance of sanchit karmas.
I also paste my article in this regard

Three types of Deeds

There are three types of deeds (karmas) – sanchit, prarabhadh and kriyamann. Suppose one soul has to take birth (body). It means he has to face total number of deeds of his all previous lives and these deeds are called sanchit karmas but sanchit deeds are huge/unlimited and cannot be faced in one life. So the karmas which can be faced in one life are called prarabhadh (luck-destiny). So God has not made our luck at His own but Almighty God has taken the deeds which we have already done.

Yajurveda mantra 7/48 clarifies that human being is free to do any deed good or bad but God only awards the result. Now the balance deeds from sanchit deeds will be counted in the next life. Now the deeds which we do in our day today present life are called kriyamann.

If we do pious deeds according to Vedas, shastras and holy books and based on pious preaches of Rishi, Muni/learned saints then our all sanchit deeds are burnt and we can get salvation. Human beings are free in the matter of doing deeds good or bad. But result will be awarded by God. So we must worship and do pious deeds under guidance of a learned Guru. One should go always ahead for hard working, pious deeds, worship to make future bright himself. One should always work hard towards a right path.

Worship does not mean that we are free to discharge only our family duties, education, etc., but rather it is a sin. We have to get progress in both way at a time i.e., spiritualism and worldly progress i.e., science, education, duties towards family etc. God creates the universe according to His eternal law framed in Vedas which are always unchangeable and unchallengeable. So we have to follow the law of God always to get long happy life.

Rigveda mantra 1/58/7 states that those who after knowing vedas knowledge and doing hard practice of ashtang yoga realise God ,they attain salvation (moksha).
Rigveda Mantra 1/31/7 states that (agne) Oh! God, (surhe) the learned person, who (sharavase) listens the knowledge (dive-dive) daily , he (Armritve attains moksha. Here amritav means A = not mritve = death, i.e., he, after death does not get rebirth and again death but attains salvation. I also paste my article in this regard.

Attaining Moksh
Your views shows that you have some effect on your mind of your past spiritual/pious worship/deeds. The human body is only meant for attaining moksh by real worship of Almighty God. Moksh means to kill all the deeds of previous and present lives, which were required to be faced. Moksh (salvation) is awarded by God and such path has been enlightened by the God Himself in the eternal knowledge of Vedas. So I would like you to refer to the article on Vedas for your information.

To attain salvation (moksh) one must listen to Vedas carefully and must obey the teachings of Vedas in life, in action. So he who listens to Vedas, does Yajyen/hawan, makes contact with the learned Acharya of Vedas and yoga philosophy, does name jaap daily, does practice of Ashtang yoga daily, always follows the religious path of Vedas, Shastras , upnishad and other holy granths which tell about moksh, then the aspirant sure becomes ” Jigyasu” and becomes ascetic.

He leaves all the worldly materialistic desires and with the result of practice of above mentioned path, at last he attains Asampragyat Samadhi, in which he realizes God and gets salvation. This all is in short and can be briefed in person. Before becoming ascetic, one must follow the above path in action while discharging all his moral duties towards family, society and nation and you are very much right that mere achievement of materialistic/worldly articles throws us away from God, peace brotherhood, mercy etc, etc.

Feeling of salvation

Salvation means permanently merriment but it is attained first by listening knowledge of Vedas deeply from an Acharya, daily havan/yaj, name-jaap and practice of Ashtang yoga. The result of the said worship, is even awarded by God and a yogi attains Asamprgyat (Dharmmegh) Samadhi.

At this juncture the yogi realizes God and feels utmost permanent divine merriment/peace/bliss. Merriment means the experience of realizing God. So a person must do the said worship and why to waste time to enquire other questions please. The souls who after attaining salvation always remain in space and get experience always of merriment under the blessing of God/duly indulged with God.

Such souls only meet with a present yogi who attains Asamprgyat Samadhi. Yog shastra sutra 3/32 states that yogi sees the souls who have already got salvation like Hanumann ji, Vyas Muni, etc.

Bipin Badheka: Pranam, Swamiji. Charan Sparsh. Recent research has shown that there is water on moon. So if there is water then there must probably be bacteria/germs in the water. It means soul exists on moon. So whether this research seems to be correct? Now US (America) is saying that after some years they are planning to make colony for stay of human beings on moon. Now suppose it happens and male & female both stays there, so whether child can be born on moon? But as per Vedas perhaps life exists on earth only and not on any other planet. So Swamiji, what shall be the truth? What Vedas says about life on any other planet other then earth? Could you please elaborate this as per Vedas and guide us about truth. Pranam.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Yes, present science has shown water on moon. Naturally the life would be there. But I would like to say that this is according to Vedas. Vedas, tell that there exists life on all planets. You see, on earth also life exist but in different parts, the shape of human beings etc., changes according to difference in atmosphere. Similarly, life on moon is there on basis of its atmosphere. So, if man would be able to make colony of human beings on moon then it would be first seen that whether atmosphere on moon suits to live or get generation there etc. so, it depends on further research and experimentation of scientists.

Anonymous: Respected Swami ji. One of my cousin says that she has god in her. She will close and pray for two minutes then God will come and say about future. Whatever she says its becoming true. One incident is one person who was in some trouble came and ask her she told him there was a problem you change your home otherwise you will be in danger but that person didn’t change and finally he committed suicide. So like this many aspects what she says its becoming true. When my parents asked about my marriage she told it should not be done if it happen the boy will die because the girl has sevai but the boy doesn’t have sevai dosam. My parents are strongly believing her words now I don’t know what to do. Kindly help me how to solve this problem. How to join with my loved one. She is saying my marriage should be confirmed by asking flower in temple if red flower comes then only should proceed further. Kindly help me. Thanking you.
Swami Ram Swarup: You see, suicide does not have any involvement with home etc. Suicide is based on personal bad thoughts. So, bad thoughts are not changed by changing home. Suicide is a sin and is committed only when a person is indulged totally in illusion, due to lack of knowledge of a learned acharya and also due to not worshipping the formless, Almighty God, who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. Committing of suicide can only be overcome by getting spiritual knowledge from learned acharya. In my life, hundreds of incidents came when men, women, girls opened their heart before me to commit suicide. But when I preached them properly and made them able to understand Vedic philosophy, nobody committed suicide and thus with the knowledge preached, their life was saved.

So, change of bad thoughts are required to avoid suicide and sins, not change of places etc. So, it is up to you only to decide the matter. To tell about flower means she is herself not firm on her predictions. On one side, she states that boy shall die if the marriage is solemnized and on the other side she states that colour of the flower shall decide the future of the marriage. So I would tell you, if you believe on your cousins words and your soul is denying to do the marriage then leave the idea of marriage accordingly.

H P: Guru ji I have controlled all the bad deeds greater than 90% except celibacy. I am trying for 2 years to control it. I am getting success in this also but very slowly. I want to know any final strategy for it like there was a brahamastra in yudh in past for a Khatri, like atomic bombs nowadays, Is there anything, any exercise, any food that have greater outcome?
Swami Ram Swarup: I think that you have studied my book-Brahamcharya- Ek Dukh Nivarak Divya Manni (in Hindi). If not then please try to study the book wherein detailed preach exists regarding controlling of celibacy including food etc. Book is worth Rs. 100/-, excluding postal charges.

Anonymous: I am facing problems in my new job.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. I am happy that you have joined duty. The time is labouring on so make the best use of it by earning money and doing daily hawan including asans, pranayaam, meditation and name jaap. Everything will be okay. For the sake of the family and time, you have to face and solve every problem. But never loose patience and cooperate with your boss in every situation because you have to earn the money for family and yourself.