S: Namaste Swamiji, app kaise hai? Swamiji hamay apnay dil ki baath sunni chahi yeah ya dimag ki, before making any decisions n life? Swamiji I am losing patience. I am working hard to clear my exam but something or the other keeps bothering me. I am scared whether I’ll start earning money or not. What if i am not able to achieve what i want in life. At times i feel like that i should get married now n leave studying ahead. I am disheartened now because even after getting a good degree I am not getting a job. I am manglick and bonged down by this issue that I will never be happy in life. I know apnay bolo tha that there is no thing like manglick but I really want to be sure before marrying this guy would be ok or not. I don’t want anything to happen to him because of me. How do I do this? This think is taking a toll over my health and I am acting all stupid. I want to get out of this. Please help.
Swami Ram Swarup: Namasteji. Main achcha hoon asha hai aap bhee swastha aur prasann hongey. yeh bahut bade gyan ki baat hai jise samajhne mein kaafi samay lagta hai. Aur samajhta bhi koi sadhak aur jigyasu hee hai. Lekin sankshep mein main itna hee kahunga ki mann aur buddhi dono hee jad padarth hain aur vikari hain yeh dono hee rajogunn, tamogunn, satogunn se baney hain. In teeno gunno se hee kaam, krodh, mad, lobh, ahankar aur anya buraiyan panapti hain isliye inkee baat manna to dukhon ko dawat dene ke samaan hai. Hum jjeevatma hain jo shareer mein rahati hain hum mann, buddhi, aankh, naak, pair aadi se bure paapyukt aadi karam karate hain aur yeh sab avidya/agyan/avivek mein phanse hone ke karann karate hain. Mann , buddhi ko jab tak vedic sadhna dwara gyan nahin milega tab tak yeh dono hee shudh nahin hote jis karann mann sada bure vicharon ka hee chintan karta hai aur buddhi mann se bure vichar grahann karke ussey aur paap yukt karam nischay karke hum jeevatmaon ko pahunchati hai aur is prakar hum bure karam karte rahte hain. Jab ved vidya ke acharya se shiksha milti hai aur sadhak uspar chalkar sadhna karta hai tub mann sanyam mein aata hai aur buddhi shudh hoti hai, tabhee hum mann buddhi kee baat maane anyatha nahin. Is se pehle to hamein ved ke gyata vidwan se hee kisi bhee baat par pramarsh karna hota hai aur unse achchi shiksha lenee hoti hai.
Translation of the above is appended below-
It is a deep matter of knowledge which requires sharp intellect to understand and the same is understood by an aspirant indulged in austerity. However, in brief, I would just like to state that both mann (mind) and buddhi (intellect) are non-alive matters susceptible to distortions and shortcomings. Both are made of three qualities of Prakriti viz Rajogunn, tamogunn and satogunn. In fact, all the vices like anger, pride, ego, sensuality, greed etc., owe their origin to these three qualities hence to subservient to both mind and intellect means inviting all these vices within oneself.
We are souls residing within body and commit all sorts of sins via mind, intellect, eyes, ears, nose, feet, hands etc. Commission of these sins by us is attributed to the fact that we the souls are indulged in illusion and ignorance. Unless, mind and intellect are fed with knowledge through vedic sadhna. There is no way to purify both of them. Due to lack of vedic knowledge, mind usually deliberates upon bad/evil thoughts. Intellect after getting the bad and misled thoughts from mind passes the same to the soul and based on the said bad thoughts, commission of sins/bad deeds is continued. When an aspirant receives Vedic preach from the learned acharya of Vedas and Yoga philosophy then his mind and intellect come under his control and are purified.
Now, when with the purified mind and intellect soul takes decision then always the pious deeds are done and person enjoys peaceful and happy life. Otherwise, we should first take advise on every misleading and matter of confusion/uncertainty from the learned acharya or other learneds.
One should be always brave. Loosing patience is a sign of cowardness. To become helpless is a sign of cowardness. In the said situation, one should keep silent and be calm and should oneself busy in other good deeds. I mean to say, such bad things and pressure put on you etc., should be neglected totally because Atharvaveda clearly preaches us that such bad events never affect us but hundred percent create problem for the creator. Defence is only necessary if you have mental and physical power to defend otherwise to neglect and keep silence is the best way out. Also, to inculcate physical and mental strength along with peace, it is necessary that we should worship God daily because He protects us. So, you are advised to do the following as under-
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
Lubhesh: What is the meaning of Lubhesh?
Swami Ram Swarup: The word Lubhesh does not appear in Hindi or Sanskrit language.
Anonymous: What was role of Bheema in agat vyasa?
Swami Ram Swarup: Bheem was doing the role of cook during agyat vaas.
A: Swami ji charansparsh, I would like to know whether the height of a person can be increased at the age of 25 with the help of yoga,and tell how much time it will take to increase 4 inches. I shall be grateful for early reply.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. If at present the age of the individual is between 10-12 years then his height can be increased (by 4 inches) but I am not sure that it shall increase to four inches (at this age).
Narayanan:Who has written Hanuman Sahasranamam and its benefit of chanting?
Swami Ram Swarup: Hanumaan sahasranaam and its benefit of chanting has not been written by any vedic acharya, Rishi or Muni. Sorry, I do not know much about its writer but it is sure that some pandit or saint etc., could have written within two thousand years earlier.