Priya: I am facing a lot of problems in life. Please advise.
Swami Ram Swarup: One must never be nervous from any problem. There is a saying in Hindi, ” Deh Dhare Ka Dund Hai Sub Kahoo Ko Hoi, Gyani Bhugte Gyan Se Moorakh Bhugte Roy”. Its meaning is the human or living body has to face the result of our previous lives on deeds whether
good or bad in the shape of happiness and sorrows respectively. The learned pupil therefore face the problem happily whereas ignorant cry and weep. So one must be a learned, so there must be a satisfaction to face the problem that the same is our own creation. Now the human body has been blessed by the God in which we can kill the previous lives bad deeds to finish the problem while doing pious deeds at present. So the luck is always in our hand which is changed by doing hard working as well as worship of God simultaneously. It is good that you are doing secretary training. Please pay full attention and hard working for the same. I will advice you to recite at least fifty-one times Gayatri Mantra in the morning and in the evening with its meaning. Do name jaap of God ‘OM’. In addition it will be beneficial to you if you do ‘Havan’ also from Gayatri Mantra. A book on havan named “Yajya Saravshreshth Karma” written by me can also be send to you free of cost in which the process of doing havan has been mentioned in detail along with Ved mantra and meaning in Hindi thereof. You will also get the service. After doing havan please pray to God to full fill your desires. To maintain patience is a good quality especially for a woman. So please be brave and face the problem happily without giving any harm to anybody. God will sure listen you. Your prayers are being stopped by your own previous lives deeds. So you must fight against these deeds by doing worship daily as quoted above.
Ashish Verma: I want to know about three gunes — Sat, Raj or Rajo and Tam or Tamo Guna. I dont know the difference between these three gunas and what are the specific characteristics of three guna. On what basis such catagorization are done. Please enlighten me.
Swami Ram Swarup: In this connection I will advise you to study Patanjal Yogdarshan with Hindi comments written by me if possible where in the quality of above Raj, Tam, Sat have been mentioned in detail.
There are three qualities (gunes) of prakriti viz. Raj, Tam and Sat which form chitta (combination of mind, intellect and ego). Hence chitta automatically carries the effect of three gunes of prakriti.
Chitta being the outcome of three qualities of prakriti is stabilized in knowledge, deeds and subjects. Sattogun is enlightenment, Rajogun symbolizes motion i.e., constant hard working, Tamogun symbolizes stability .e., knowledge. Hence, chitta influenced by Sattogun is enlightened one or knowledgeable, chitta under the ill effect of Rajogun, is also influenced by Tamogun and yearns for fame, story. Moreover chitta under the ill effect of Tamogun is lazy, ignorant, irreligious and lacking quality of asceticism and is plunged in sea of sorrows and poverty.
Further Vyas Muni states in his commentary on Patanjal Yogdarshanam that when chitta lifts the veil of illusion through hard labour (effect of Rajogun), then he attains enlightenment and becomes religious, knowledgeable, ascetic as well as gains fame (pious) and glory. The same chitta when succeeds in rising above the ill effect of Rajogun, then he attains the capability to understand the
difference between mind (intellect) and soul and stabilizes in Dharmmegh Samadhi. Yogis call this stage as Param Prasankhyan.
Vikas L. Acharya: Is Vedic Astrology given much importance in Hindu scriptures? Like Space
study and their effects on earth and living being.
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes, it is important because it is based on the knowledge about earth, sun, moon, planets etc.
Rekha Nautiyal: As we know that after leaving body ATMA wanders here and there and after 12 days it again enters in body as per once good and bad deeds. My question is if a particular person dies what kind of birth she will take? How Bhagwan will take decision for her to put her in other body as per her Karma? In four years of life how bhagwan will decide her karma?
Swami Ram Swarup: Present life is already decided before birth of every human, living being, based on his previous lives’ deeds. The death of four and a half years old girl was already decided and not after death but before death, it had already been decided by the power of God, based on sanchit deeds of the girl or everybody. Sanchit deeds are those which never exhaust until a soul starts knowing Vedas and observing them in life, applying them in action. Mere study does nothing. The birth and death are based on sanchit karma and the full life or till early death etc., it is called Prarabdh i.e., luck/fate. Luck is always changeable by present pious deeds and spiritualism. Next birth is not based on mere present deeds. Though present lives deeds are accountable for adding into sanchit karmas thereof small age or big.
Venkatesh Rao: After death what happens to human being and is there any punarjanam?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes, after death, punarjanam takes place based on previous/present lives’ deeds, i.e., sanchit deeds.
Anonymous: Many people take the name of vedas but do not attain the vedas rule. If we suggest that god is every where why you are going to mandir, they answered how you are
going to office like that mandir is an office of god if you want to meet just go to god’s office mandir!!!
And people believe them? If you tell some thing about NA TASYA PRATIMA ASTI they got wild. What to say?
Swami Ram Swarup: I can only state the views of the eternal knowledge of Vedas that Vedas do not tell about Avtar. Vedas tell that God is formless, omnipresent, omniscient, Almighty who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. Vedas state that God is every where. On this true point Shri Gurubani states:
“Koi Na Jaane Tera Keta Kevad Cheera”, i.e., Oh God! no body knows about your Karmas etc and how big is your darbaar.
In this connection I remember a story of a wounded parrot who was struck by a hunter. The parrot fell in the lap of a saint in a jungle. The saint was kind enough to the parrot and he cured the baby parrot for a long time, keeping him in a cage safely.
During the same long time, the saint preached him some words, so that the parrot could be cautious from the hunter. The saint used to preach the parrot both time i.e., morning and evening, “O hunter! I now have understood your trick to hunt and I shall never fell into your trap”. The saint preached the said words so that the parrot may save himself from hunter’s trap. When the parrot become alright, the saint released him in the sky. The parrot flew freely in the sky and joined his group.
The parrot had become habitual to recite the preach quoted above, both times. He used to recite the above quoted preach both times, in his group, being habitual. His preach when was being listened by the newly born babies of parrot, they also become habitual to recite, “O hunter! I now have understood your trick to hunt and I shall never fall into your trap.” Soon hundreds of parrots became habitual to recite the same both times.
Once a hunter entered the jungle along with his trap, to catch the birds/parrots. He listened to the recitation of the parrots. The hunter thought that the parrots are so learned that they have identified me as hunter and they shall never fall into my trap. He became nervous and started going back. When he was passing the jungle, the hunter met with the saint who had preached the lesson to the wounded parrot. The saint saw the worried hunter and asked about his problem. The hunter told whatever he has listened from the parrots and told the saint that I used to come here, once in a year to catch the parrots/birds to sell the same in market and this was my source of livelihood. But now the parrots have become learned and they will not fall into my trap which will adversely effect my financial condition.
After listening the story of the hunter the saint thought that he must take the examination of parrots whether they have really become learned about the trap of the hunter. He asked the hunter to follow him. Both reached the place of parrots where the recitation continued. The saint then asked the hunter to lay his trap, without paying any attention to the recitation of the parrots. The hunter laid his trap and placed the grains as bait for the birds, he then returned to the hidden place.
The saint and hunter then saw that every parrot was reciting the lesson- that they understood the trick of hunter and they will not fall into his trap but surprisingly they were reciting the lesson and were also being entrapped simultaneously.
In the trap, the saint also saw the parrot whom he had taught the preach. The story concludes that though parrots learn the preach by heart that too word by word; yet they do not know the meaning of any word that is about trap and hunter.
So is case of preach of those who simply learn the spiritual lesson from the holy books by heart but are entangled in illusion . Because like parrot probably they do not know what is God ? What is illusion?
What is kaam, krodh, ahankaar, What are Vedas etc etc. Mostly they are indulged in a mission to gather the money to enjoy. God has held sun, moon, air, earth, souls i.e., every smallest as well as biggest matter of the universe. God does not simply say that I behold the universe but really He beholds the universe.
Ancient/present Rishis really studied Vedas and held the knowledge thereof in life applying it in action as well. For example— Valmiki jee as well as Tulsi state that Sri Ram was a learned of Vedas and Ashtang Yoga philosophy. Sri Ram also followed the preach of Vedas. He performed several Yajyen, did hard Ashtang Yoga practice, obeyed the parents, was always in touch with truth, did services to Rishi-munis and saved the public as a king too. So is the case of Yogeshwer Shri Krishna, King Harishchandra, King Janak etc., Vyasmuni, Guru Vashisth, Vishwamitra, Kapil muni and several Rishi-Munis also followed the same path. Now it is surprising that most of the saints have become
Mrutuynjay.S.W: What are the ways to follow Brahamcharya?
Swami Ram Swarup: In this connection, I will advise you to study my book on Brahamcharya which has recently been published wherein detailed description about the matter exists. Otherwise repeat the question please. Book can be sent on receipt of your postal address, please.
Assam Rao: Please explain and give me translation of Manusmriti : Chapter 5 : Verses
30,31,39,40. I shall be thankful to you.
Swami Ram Swarup: There are so many false shlokas in Manusmriti which have been added later by somebody. In chapter 5 ,shlokas from 26 – 38 are false and shlokas 39-42 re also false. So the said shlokas are not being described here.
Eswari Kumar: What is the content of Havan Samagri? Kindly giver the details as few people tell as it is five and few will tell as forteen. I am, in total confusion, hence kindly explain also in English.
Swami Ram Swarup: Hawan samagri is prepared from four matters which can be further hundred , two-hundred or as many as you want. Otherwise twenty-one are enough. It may be even
eight to ten etc, but main four are:
(1) Sweet like jaggery, honey etc.
(2) Nutritive like ghee, dry fruits, black daal (mah ki daal), black til etc, flour.
(3) Fragrant like dried leaves of flowers like rose petals, sandal wood powder etc.
(4) Antiseptic like gyol etc.
C. K. Vatsa: Vis-a-vis the Traitwad, what is the correct interpretation of the words ” tatte…so aham asmi” in the 16th mantra of Ishopanishd. Does it not go against the concept of an independent existence of the Jeev-atma as on of the three independent “tattavs’ of the Srishti-creation.
Swami Ram Swarup: The correct word is “Tatvam asi”. It has been mentioned in Chhandagya Upnished 6/8,9,10 the study of Vedas and Upanishads reveals that all non-alive universe/world is like a body of God and God is omnipresent within every matter of the universe. It is stated in Yajurveda mantra 40/1 that there are two types of world. First, non-alive world made from prakriti in which sun, moon, air, water, bodies, jungle etc, etc, come. Second world is of souls, which is alive. So God is present in non-alive as well as alive world. Therefore the meaning of the “Tatvam Asi” has been stated by the Rishi that whole non-alive world is the body of God and God resides in it. Similarly, second alive world is of souls and God also resides in the souls. So quoting several examples, Rishi told his son “Shwetketu” that just as God resides within the non-alive world so are you. i.e., “Tatvam Asi” i.e., “YOU ARE LIKE THAT” i.e.,GOD ALSO RESIDES WITHIN YOU i.e., WITHIN SOUL and YOU ARE SOUL AND NOT BODY”.
Yask Muni in his Shatpath Brahmin Granth also states – “Asya Atma Shareeram “. We must learn about
God and soul. That both are separate, by considering also- “Asya Atma Shareeram”, meaning of which is “O MAN! PRESUME THAT SOUL IS LIKE A BODY OF GOD WHEREIN GOD RESIDES”. So meaning of “Tatvam Asi” which is oftenly told that ” Soul is God” is against the Vedas and Upanishads.
C. K. Vatsa: Gayatri is a sacred matra from the Vedas. Whence and from where an image of the Gayatri, as a Devi , has emerged?
Swami Ram Swarup: Gaytri is not a Devi. This is a Ved mantra which is mentioned in three Vedas. Ved mantras are told like Saraswati devi etc. Saraswati means Ved mantras. Devi means one who gives us “It means divine power of God which gives us everything through Ved mantras”. So Vedvani gives us everything.
C. K. Vatsa: Adi Shankracharya is the proponent of Monotheism (Adwaitwad). He has written commentaries on the Upnashids, and is considered to have revived the cult of the Vedas. How come, a person of Adi Shankracharya’s eminence, lost sight of Traitwad which is the vital concept of eternal three elements of creation – Brahmtatav, Atmatatav and the Prakriti tatav. It seems, Maharishi Kapil was an early exponent of Traitwad in the ancient times. There is need to change the present mind set about the Vedant.
Swami Ram Swarup: A deep study of history reveals that Adi Guru Shankaracharyaji was hundred percent follower of Vedas and not of present advaitwad. He did shastrarth with those who were against the Vedas and won. He spread the knowledge of Vedas. After his heavenly adobe, the
problem aroused about the present Advaidwad. And you are very much correct that there is a need
to change the present mind set about the Vedant and it can only be through shastrarth i.e., peaceful, loving talk.
Avinash Dashputre: what is yog mudra and how to do it?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yog Mudra, Khechri Mudra, Shambhavi Mudra are always learnt from an experienced Yogi in person. Before mudra , aasan and pranayaam are learnt. I am away and can not teach you, so please seek an experienced yoga teacher, locally.
Preetam: What is the simple way to get confidence and make people attract?
Swami Ram Swarup: We must not try to attract the people. Sun, moon or magnet etc, never try to attract people. So it is only good qualities which are to be harboured by the contact of a learned Acharya who knows Vedas and Ashtang Yoga Philosophy. When one will be able to follow the path of the Acharya naturally he/she will be like Shri Ram or Mata Sita etc, and people will automatically be attracted. Second attraction is of wealth, pomp and show, acting, dramabazi, tactful talking etc, which also attract but destroy the life at last.
Niraj Mishra: What a birth-blind sees in dreams during sleeping?
Swami Ram Swarup: A person, who is blind since birth, does not see dream.
Srijan: I am learned in religious and spiritual matters and have pious thoughts but i am losing faith in God and I am ashamed of this fact. Please guide me.
Swami Ram Swarup: You have told a truth which is appreciated. Otherwise there are so many saints who do not know Vedas, Shastras, Geeta, Ramayana and ancient holy books and they have never done Ashtang Yoga Practice/Tapsya. Thus they have never realized God. But they preach on bookish knowledge and tell false statement about God and from the soul side they also do not know God and
loose faith but they have become professional. You are far better than those so called saints. I think God is not angry with you being a true aspirant. All world knows that Vedas are the most ancient holy books. If you will try to know about the Vedas, really, you will get full faith on God. Why? A deep study of Vedas reveals that at the beginning of every creation the knowledge of the Vedas emanates direct from God. You know yourself well and until you give your introduction/ bio data to other unknown person, they will not be able to know your qualities or yourself etc. Similarly Almighty omnipresent formless God cannot be known until He Himself gives his whereabouts, qualities and way to realize him etc., etc. All the ancient/present rishis therefore stress to listen Vedas as God has given His whereabouts etc, in Vedas only. I can even send my books free of cost to you based on Vedas to study and put question. Really you will get full faith on God.
Prof. Agarwal: Wants to know 6 ANGAS of VEDA
Swami Ram Swarup:
(1) Vyakaran i.e., Ashtadhyayi etc.
(6) Jyotish(Vedic Jyotish) i.e., to know the secrets of Sun, Moon, Earth, matters etc,(not present
Dhanesh Padhya: Why is Gayatri mantra called Gayatri mantra?
Swami Ram Swarup: Gayatri is a chhand in with twenty-four words are used. Gayatri mantra consist of twenty four words so its name is Gayatri mantra. It is Ved mantra.. Vedas are eternal, so has no history.
Kanisha: I am doing gayatri mantra 108 times a day. Is it enough or I have to add anything
else? Please also teach me the best way to pray daily that will give me peace of mind.
Swami Ram Swarup: One hundred and eight numbers are enough. But it will be more beneficial if you in addition, do hawan also with even sixteen aahutis of Gayatri-mantra. I would also advise you to study my book “Yajya Karma- Sarvashreshtha Ishwar Pooja”, in which several Ved mantras along with their meanings and ideas, have been mentioned. It will be beneficial to you. Cost of book is Rs. 60/- excluding postal charges. The book can be sent to you on receipt of your postal address, on demand, please. Yog shastra sutra 21/21 says that daily hard practice of mantra jaap/worship etc., must be performed. as much as hard and more practice will be there you’ll get more and more benefit and take less time to gain knowledge/peace etc., if you’ll be slow accordingly you’ll take more and more/long time to realize.
Puja: I am desperate for knowledge of Vedas and shastras (EVERYTHING YOU KNOW)!!! Please HAVE MERCY ON ME. I want to learn vedas as soon as possible. I cannot wait another minute. Do you not record your vedic teachings in form of Cds or cassettes. It is not possible or me to come to you at this point of time and I don’t want to live in ignorance (anti-vedic life) ANY LONGER. As you have said that ignorance is no excuse for committing sin. Please understand my feelings!
I want to learn everything – authenticated Ramayan, Mahabharat, etc. I promise that I will use the knowledge gifted by you for serving mankind. I am a very determined person. Believe me I will try my best to serve you in the way that serves the mankind. I will fulfill your dreams that will be my gurudakshina. Kindly help me. You will never regret being my Guru.
Swami Ram Swarup:
Dear daughter my blessings to you. your views are highly appreciated. Though huge recording on the preach of Ved mantras is done here for the last ten years. But it has not been converted into audio CDs. This requires time and financial aspects. Your idea to prepare CD is really beneficial to all. And I shall now try to make CDs and sell the same cost to cost. Some cassettes on spiritual songs with preach were made by some company and I was made agreed for the same. Then I, afterall, gave time and the cassettes were recorded. On receipt of your postal address those cassettes will be sent to you free of cost. Actually it has been my habit not to sell unnecessarily. Though it is wrong and effects spreading of knowledge of Vedas but I am totally helpless due to my nature. Now about more than nine hundred cassettes have been recorded on preach of Vedas but are kept unused and nobody knows this fact. First time I have written to you only. And i shall start sending you the same preaches as soon as the cassettes are converted into audio CDs. You must also start to study books on Vedas written by me to start the study of Vedas. Books will be sent on demand, please. You can teach the women the truth to overcome the illusion and make the life of human beings long and happy. My blessings are always with you, my daughter.
Prashant Bhatia: Can we do havan just by using Gayatri mantra? If yes, how many time we should use the mantra?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes you may continue havan with Gayatri mantra. It is up to you as to how many Gayatri mantra you can recite. But minimum must be eleven.
Vikas L. Acharya: What is the difference between “Personal Worship” and “Public Worship”? In which category do KIRTAN and YAJNA comes under?
Swami Ram Swarup: Personal worship means selfishness and public worship means services to others/charity. Kiratn and yajna is worship of God.
Vikas L. Acharya: What is the meaning of word “PRAJAPATI”?
Swami Ram Swarup: Praja ka swami.
Dinesh Tiwari: What is the right age a child should be in order to perform anapraashan samskaar for that child?
Swami Ram Swarup: IN the sixth month please.
Dhanesh Padhya: Do we have to pray devi saraswati everyday is it Vedic?
Swami Ram Swarup: In the Ved mantras saraswati means ved vani i.e., ved mantras. Vedas state to worship only one formless, immortal, omnipresent and Almighty God who creates, nurses and destroy the universe.
Dhanesh Padhya: Apart from Gaytri mantra jap, what other mantra jap can I do? please give me that with your explanation about that mantra jap.
Swami Ram Swarup: The holy name of God is the best to recite and do jaap.
Sameer: Is necessary to be a bal bramchari to read hanuman chalisa?
Swami Ram Swarup: Not necessary, please, but Vedas tell worship of only one formless, immortal, omnipresent and Almighty God who creates, nurses and destroy the universe.
Chandramohan Kaushal: I am starting a new product line in business. What can I do it run the business smoothly?
Swami Ram Swarup: First of all one must not be nervous. Encouragement and inspirations must always be there. Now you work hard with concentration, devotion and dedication and get success. Take help of reliable/experienced businessman of your line. Advertisement portion must be strong. You must do daily havan from gayatri mantra with eleven aahutis, both times with your wife. At the end of havan pray God always to bless you with success. I am sure God will help you and will give you success.
Dhroove: First meeting of hadimba and bhima
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes. In jungle please.
Gaurav Kapoor: Can you send me sanskrit shlokas relating to health?
Swami Ram Swarup: I will advice you, in this connection, to study
my book Brahamcahrya Divya Manni, in which a detailed knowledge to maintain the health is given. The book is in Hindi. Price worth Rs. 100.00 Indian currency, excluding postal charges.
Poonam: I would like live a Sanyasin life. How could I? I don’t have any sorrow or problem in life but I don’t want to get married. Please help me regarding my decision and give all the rules of this process as soon as possible.
Swami Ramswarp: To be sanyasini really it is a very hard task. I am a 67 years old sanyasi and have a bitter experience of the world. In my opinion to be a sanyaasi or sanyasini is quite impossible. Because to control the five senses, five perceptions and mind is to hard to tell. While discharging moral duties towards family, society, nation and human beings, when anyone becomes ascetic. According to yoga shastra sutra 1/15, 16, then only one will be able to be a true sanyaasi/sanyasini. Yoga shastra is from Vedas. Now a days neither Vedas, nor Yoga shastra are being studied And obeyed then a why to create a drama of sanyasi/sanyasini. I feel that mostly the saints/sanyasi etc., are professional and lack of knowledge of Vedas and ashtn ag yoga. They mostly preach the people to be away from money, assets, and illusion etc. but are seen gathering a lot of money etc., and enjoying. So I would like to advice my daughter to marry and discharge all your duties first. However, you must study Vedas, and learn yoga asan, pranayaam and meditation carefully. I can send my some important books on Vedas, worship, and preach which are really beneficial to you. Books are in Hindi and English too. No matter of money, if you’re capable you can send price as you wish otherwise not required. I shall be happy if you study the books only. Books can be sent on receipt of your postal address. My blessings to you
for along happy life.
J G: I am not a Hindu but I had a dream that has enticed me towards the religion.
Swami Ram Swarup: No please it is nothing. Every learned person say that the dreams are false. According to four Vedas also dreams are not good and are false. So do not consider your dream as if it can be true or otherwise. Dreams are based on the effects of our past lives’ and present life’s incidents.
Nithin: How do we know that only 10,000 verses of the Mahabharata are the real ones?
Swami Ram Swarup: There is a statement by King Bhoj in his book “Sanjeevini” about which Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati too states:
“Vyasji wrote 4400 shlokas of mahabharat to which another 5,600 authentic shlokas were added by the disciples of Vyasji. During the reign of Maharaja Vikramaditya another 20,000 shlokas were added.
Further Maharaja Bhoj says that during the reign of his father 25,000 and during half of his life time 30,000 more shlokas have been added to the Mahabharat book. If this process of addition of shlokas continues then the time is not far when Mahabharat book would have to be compared to the burden loaded on a camel.”
There have been false additions to Mahabharat epic from time to time. Regarding this Kashinath Rajvade writes:
“The present Mahabharat is a corrupt and enlarged edition of the ancient Mahabharat. This ancient work has been diluted from time to time with all sorts of additions and has grown in proportion on that account.”
Prakamya: What does ‘prakamya’ mean?
Swami Ram Swarup: Pra = The best. Kam+Ya= The one who is the shape of merriment.
Divya Gaba: Can pregnant ladies do pranayam?
Swami Ram Swarup: She must leave hard aasan and all hard pranayaam. She can do only simple pranayaam, i.e., to inhale and without stopping, to release the air.
Dhanesh Padhya: When we should do upwas? weekly, monthly can you tell me importance of upwas in Vedic terms for God and for body?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. In Vedas, there is no mention about present
upwas. Yes, controlled, nutritive food must be taken and once in a month, if it is desired, upwas may be
observed for health point of view. Shri Krishna also tells in Bhagwad Geeta that neither he who eats a lot nor he who eats less is able to worship God.
Arun: You have said it many times that false text have been inserted in almost all of the vedic books. for example Manusmrity, Ramayan, Mahabharat. Is there a possibility that Vedas may also have been interpolated. Please explain how is it possible that people altered the text of all the books and they did not do the same for the Vedas.
Swami Ram Swarup: Actually Manusmriti, Ramayana, Geeta and Bhagwad geeta etc, were not condemned by the arrogant they tried to add false shlokas to change the real meaning only. Whereas directly or indirectly, the arrogant tried to spread a fear regarding Vedas that Vedas are difficult/hard and must not be studied. So they did not touch the Vedas. Secondly, when the propaganda was being made against the Vedas, many learned of Vedas were alive and could oppose but the learned were not much interested to study other holy books except Vedas, as Vedas are complete knowledge. Thirdly , the language of the Vedas was typical for them being divine Sanskrit language and not man-made. So less than a complete Yogi is not able to make any change in Vedic eternal mantras because first mantras will have to be learnt for which Sanskrit knowledge was to be gained which was a typical job for arrogant. You see, even at present no false prophet or arrogant has tried to change the idea of Ved mantras, yet they are creating fear that Vedas are not needed to be studied. However, Maxmuller and other persons still tried to change the real meaning of Ved mantras but those people did not dare to add any Ved mantra etc.
You will see that at one place, a truth is seen in the above Manusmriti shlokas etc., and thereafter the false shlokas added therein, contradict the truth but as far as Vedas are concerned, still the truth begins right from the beginning till end. There is no contradiction. So no false mantras are added in eternal knowledge of Vedas which emanates direct from God. In India, there are so many learned Brahmins who have the knowledge of all Ved mantras by heart and any change if made, which is even impossible, being divine Sanskrit language, they will come forward against it. Vedas, are still originated in the heart of a Yogi as I have already stated giving the proof of Kapil muni’s Sankhya sutras 5/48 to 51 and Atharvaveda mantra 4/30/3 wherein it is clearly stated that the mantras are now also originated in the heart of a Ashtang yogi but on the contrary, Manusmriti or any other granth written by Rishi is never originated in the heart of a yogi or anybody else. So in the said holy granths comparison of false or true shlokas is mostly not possible.
As you know, at the time of final destruction of universe, all the granths including the true granths will be no more and the printed copies of the Vedas will also be destroyed. But as per the rules of the God vide Yajurveda 31/7 and Shwetashvaropnishad 6/8 eternal knowledge of the Vedas will automatically be originated in the heart of four rishis.
Manjula: The essence of preachings of shrimad bhagavad gita?
Swami Ram Swarup: The way of writing of ancient/present Rishi-Munis (learned of Vedas and Ashtang Yoga philosophy) has been to put the widest statement/knowledge into a small point like shlokas, sutras etc and the way of ignorant, self-proclaimed Rishis/saints has been to make a small point into the largest statement like ocean. But only the divine mind is able to experience the true small point of the Rishis in which truth like more than an ocean exists. So I think, small point i.e. conclusion or knowledge in short will not serve the purpose to those who are indulged in illusion and thus are ignorant about the truth mentioned in eternal knowledge of Vedas which emanates direct from God and not from any Rishi-muni or saints etc. However, essence of Bhagwad Geeta written by Vyas muni (Geeta is an extract of Bhishma parva of Mahabharata) is preaching about three education which are also stated in four Vedas. Those are- Do hard work to discharge duties while doing pious deeds (automatically question arises from where the individual will be able to know and follow pious deeds? i.e., mere study of Geeta will not serve the purpose). Secondly, knowledge about five matters and
creation. This matter is stated in short in Geeta. Complete matter is briefed in Vedas. Thirdly, upasana i.e., worship of God. This aspect is also briefed in four Vedas. Yogeshwer Shri Krishna did Ashtang yoga practice, then preached Geeta Shlokas.
Rashmi Sahu: Was birth of several historical dignitaries immoral?
Swami Ram Swarup: Due to lack of knowledge of four Vedas, mostly the people are effective with illusion. Same is the case of birth of Vyas Muni ji, Pandu, Dhritshtrashtra, Vidur, Karan etc. In short, their births, according to Vedas were moral/legal and that is why, the said dignitaries are yet being worshipped.
Vikas L. Acharya: What is difference between BHAKTI and PARA BHAKTI? Then what does KIRTAN means? How many types of BHAKTI are per Vedas systems? Kindly differentiate between SANTA BHAKTI, DASYA BHAKTI, SAKHYA BHAKTI, VATSALYA BHAKTI and MADUR BHAKTI?
Swami Ram Swarup: Bhakti and Parabhakti are not the correct words. In Vedas as well as in Mandukopnished the preach about para vidya and apara vidya has been given. Para is science i.e., knowledge about creation and all matters etc. Apara is spiritual knowledge to worship God. Kirtan means to praise the God from Ved mantras in Yajyen even. Now a days the Kirtan means to sing spiritual songs etc. Bhakti is as explained above. Bhakti’s mentioned by you are not mentioned in Vedas.
Puja: Are women allowed in your ashrams to learn Vedas, yoga and yajnas (hows of performing yajnas) and the second question is that why is yajna important?
Swami Ram Swarup: My dear daughter, girls, women, gentlemen and children all come here to learn Vedas, Yajna, Yoga philosophy etc. So you are also welcome. But girls must be accompanied by parents and ladies must be accompanied by their husbands, then there is no restriction. Yajna is the best worship of God as preached in all Vedas. I have written a book in hindi on Yajyen which can be sent to you on receipt of your postal address, if you so desire. However, some importance of Yajna is as under:- importance of Yajyen has already been pasted on this web site which can be seen there please. Otherwise please send the question again.
Prashant Bhatia: I want my life to be peaceful and meaningful, full of energy, thankful to God. Can gayatri jap help?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes please. Gayatri mantra will serve the purpose. In addition you will have to study or listen Vedas and other holy books which teach about worship and salvation. Please learn yoga asan, pranayaam and meditation. A learned Acharya who knows Vedas and yoga philosophy is also essential to guide.
Dhanesh Padhya: Your divine self had mentioned many times about Manusmruti but guruji i had read about it that Dr. Ambedkar had done dahan of many books of Manusmruti as it has Dalitasm and four varnas etc etc. which is affecting the dalits and showing gratitude to brahmins etc. Frankly I do not know how Manusmruti is important for our lives. Can you please suggest me in detail?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. In this connection I have written on this web site that some shlokas have been added in the Manusmriti which are false. PLEASE READ VISHUDH Manusmriti by Acharya Rajveer Shashtri published by Arsh Sahitya Prachar Trust Delhi. So please read Vishudh Manusmriti and then sure send your comments. YOU WILL never be against this smriti. Manusmriti has been written according to Vedas and thus has important role in our life.
Shivalaya: I loved my father very much and hope that my dad also loved me and my family.
I lost my dad recently on 18th October, 2006 before diwali.My father was a good and pious man. He passed away untimely and peacefully without any illness, early in the morning at 5.00 a.m. which was a supposed to be a blessed time. Its is not even a month now and my Dad has not come in my family members dreams yet. Why is that so? I love my dad very much …what can I do for my dads soul to attain swarga?
Swami Ram Swarup: Ans. SORRY TO LISTEN about the death of your father. But it is a fundamental law of nature that death sooner or later is sure. And we have to accept this bitter truth. I PRAY God to give you all peace. THE QUALITIES OF YOUR FATHER ARE APPRECIATED PLEASE. It is good that he is not coming in dreams. According to the Atharvaveda to see the dead person in dream is not good. Every good deeds or services to the parents are counted when they are alive and not after death please. YOU CAN HOWEVER, PERFORM HOLY YAGYA WITH VED
Rajiv Kumar: How can we conserve veerya totally in body? And what is the benefits of conservation of veerya?
Swami Ram Swarup: You are advised to study my book on Brahmcharya in which very answer is there. IT WILL HELP YOU A LOT.
Dhire: One more question LORD KRISHAN IS CALLED AS PURSHUOTTAM. Means complete form of God.
Swami Ram Swarup: PUTRUSH+UTTAM = PURUSOHTTAM. PURUSH MEANS SOULS
I.E., HUMAN BEINGS, UTTAM MEANS THE MOST SUPERIOR. IN Mahabharta all the kings and public also declared Yogeshwer Krishna as the most superior dignitary amongst the human beings. Please also read my book Bhagwad Geeta a Vedic rahsya. The book is in Hindi worth Rs. 51.00, excluding postal charges. By which you’ll be able to know about Shri Krishna, Vyas Muni and Bhagwad Geeta. So Yogeshwer Krishna was not God, but he was equivalent to God.
Dhire: Krishna has created maha-vishnu and vishnu.
Swami Ram Swarup: As per original shlok i.e., ten thousand, true shlok of Mahabharta Granth written by Vyas Muni jee, Yogeshwer Krishna did not create Maha-vishnu or Vishnu. According to Vedas too it is not possible.
Dhire: It is said in shastra that four veda come out of Krishna.
Swami Ram Swarup: There are six shastras written by ancient rishis who were philosopher of Vedas and ashtnag yoga philosophy and they have never written the above contents.
Dhire: And also in guru-charitra it says that human life is not possible to understand VEDAS.
Swami Ram Swarup: Four Vedas have been given by God for human beings to be happy always. And this fact is also mentioned in Yajurveda mantra 40/8, so how the above content has been written is not understood. As in the ancient times same is at present time that people are studying Vedas and getting permanent peace with all assets and long happy life. I have been also blessed by God and my Guru Maharaj that I have learnt four Vedas. So how guru-charitra book has written the above
contents, is not understood please.
Dhire: From Guru-Charita it says that even Brahma can not fully understand Veda then how can we human understand it?
Swami Ram Swarup: Manusmriti has been written by Rishi Manu. In shlok 1/23 it is clearly mentioned that Brahma studied four Vedas from Agni, Vaayu, Aditya and Angira Rishis. And thereafter the other men and women used to study Vedas up till now. So how the above contents have been written, is not understood.
Dhire: We say that Rudra abhishek pooja and astrolgy does not exists in Veda. My answer to this question can help me to get bright picture.
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes please rudra abhishek Pooja and present astrology is not mentioned in eternal knowledge of Vedas which emanates direct from God at the beginning of the earth.
Paithane Ganesh D: Please tell me details about Geeta Granth & when it was written, who is the writter, what is the benefit of Geeta?
Swami Ram Swarup: Geeta Granth has been written by Vyas Muni. Actually Vyas Muni jee wrote Mahabharta Granth. Geeta is an extract of Bheesham Parv (chapter) of Mahabharta Granth. I will advice you to my book named, “Shrimad Bhagwat Geeta- Ek Vedic rahsya”, the book in in Hindi and you’ll get knowledge about Geeta and Vyas Muni and Shri Krishna. Price Rs. 51.00, excluding
BVS Manian: How to attain Moksha from birth, death and rebirth? After reaching a material goal in loukik life, it seems nothing has been attained. When wealth comes, a sort of fear comes that God goes away, with whose support, I attained the materialistic goal. How to transcend this fear? How to perceive God’s permanent feeling with me?
Swami Ram Swarup: 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 coming 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.
Dhanesh Padhya: I stopped murthy pooja partially, and doing havan daily. My one family member told me that how can one change so fast she is doing pooja from childhood. My relative and her friends say complaint that I do not adore one Guru of Mumbai whom they believe is God.
Swami Ram Swarup: Sure, you have got the result of your pious/spiritual deeds of previous lives with the result of which you have stopped murti- Pooja even partially and I hope it will be stopped permanently in the near future. There is no reason behind to take avtar by Almighty God who is nursing, destroying and creating the whole universe without taking avtar. If one is worshipping since childhood without listening Vedas then it cannot be told that he is right. At every step, Vedas as well as Yogshastra sutra 1/7 want proof of your each deed. Worship if is according to Vedas/shastras, then it is accepted by God, being authentic. So it is upto the individual that he follows eternal path of Vedas or self-made path. Eternal is eternal i.e. immortal and accepted by God whereas self-made is always destroyed. No any other God can be considered in the world. A soul also cannot be God. If anyone or any saint is following eternal path like ancient Rishis – Kapil, Vyas muni,Guru Vashishth and all kings like Harishchandra, Dashrath, Sri Ram, Sri Krishna and their public etc, then it is o.k. Otherwise question arises that before Bhagwat Geeta, Valmiki Ramayana, shastras (which are true granths even) Sri Ram and Sri Krishna dignitaries, which path was being followed? Truly, at that time nobody knew or nobody used to say any katha, kirtan about Sri Ram, Yogeshwar Krishna and any holy granth, because they did not exist.
It clarifies that only eternal path of Vedas was being followed which could not be changed. Due to illusion, it has been changed and the world is facing trouble, trouble and trouble inspite of worship etc.
I think your true worship now will sure make affect on the mind of your family and will enable the
family to follow the true eternal path of Vedas.
I think I have sent you my English books-(1) Vedanta and eternal Vedas’ philosophy -part 1 and 2.
(2) Yoga- a divine vedas’ philosophy wherein it has been clarified according to Vedas, shastras that there is one formless, omnipresent God. Rigveda mantra 1/7/9 and Yajurveda mantra say-EKAHA
(one) Patihi Aseet (there is one God only). Further Yajurveda mantra 27/36 say- “Na Jataha Na Janishyati” i.e. equivalent to that one God, neither anybody is born nor will take birth in future so how another God is possible? Can any present God create, nurse and destroy the universe or can such Gods supply air, water, fire, Sun, Moon etc, to the people to live upon? Almighty God is one who only gives and in return never takes. So can any present God give to the public-assets, money, food etc. and never take any single paise from public. Is any present God omnipresent? So we must always follow the preach of God given in Vedas. Yajurveda mantra 40/8 and Rigveda mantra 1/35/11 state Oh! God you are the purest and no any illusion or dirt can touch you. So is there any present God who is away from illusion, dirt etc, and never takes bath etc,. if somebody says that to take bath etc is the work of body only then whether Vedas say that the only one formless, omnipresent God takes body and does deeds etc, from senses, perceptions and body. Vedas state that Havan must be perform in daylight just after sunrise and just before sunset in the evening. Now it is up to the individual that he accepts Vedas or not. So like Shri Ram, Shri Krishna, Harishchandra etc, etc, must follow eternal Vedas path to bring peace and to get salvation while discharging our moral duties which have also been mentioned in Vedas.
Vedas ever deny about avtarvad . Please refer to the article on Avtarvad As they tell you, so you must peacefully and in loving atmosphere must tell about Vedas also. To write names of God etc. has not been mentioned in Vedas but you can do at your own. Because without listening the Vedas nobody can follow the Vedic path. It is very clear any follower or any saint first listened (true or false) and then follow. As regard pravachans or writing etc. Rigveda mantra 1/26/5 states that Oh! Learned Acharya you inspire us to perform Havan with Ved mantras. So it is our humble request please to preach us with the Ved mantras with detailed description very well. Saamved Mantra 50 states — always listen Vedas. Shastras says Shrutam Tapaha i.e., the listening/studying of Vedas is itself a Tapasya.
So learned acharyas do not know about any other Tapasya.
Arwan: I am Hindu But Some one Other Religion Person Asked me Why We Do Worship OF Cow? Why We Use Her Urine As Holy! I answered that It’s Scientific fact Cow Urine save from Many Disease so we use it and we worship Cow Because India was Origin of Hindu Religion and India is Agriculture country and Cow Help Farmer lot so It’s Holy for Us. But I don’t know what is Real True I did this Answer upon my Poor Knowledge Please Send me It’s Right Answer so I have to know why we do Worship of Cow Why we Believe it’s Home of 33000000 God And Goddess. And WHEN GOD is one why we believe and do worship of 33000000 God And Goddess
Swami Ram Swarup: According to Vedas God has preached that every animals, birds etc., must not be killed and must be saved. To take any meat/wine or any addiction is prohibited. However, in case of cow the cow has extraordinary qualities based on which she is to be worshiped. Worship is a English word. Actually Vedic culture is eternal emanates direct from God. In Vedic culture there is a word Pooja which has been translated in English as worship. Actually Pooja means to give respect and to nurse mother, father, elders, cow etc., with respect and care. When Pooja word is applied for God then it means we with whole heart and soul obey the God and His preach in four Vedas. So the Pooja(worship) of cow means to respect and nurse the cow properly and not worshiop which is being done by the people for God, Goddess etc. Secondly there is only one Almighty, formless, omnipresent God who creates, nurses and destroy the universe. He is only to be worshipped. Vedas never tell to worship 33 crore Goddess etc.
The praise and the best qualities of cow is in all Vedas. From Vedas the praise and her qualities have been mentioned in the following spiritual book, which I have been writing. Milk of cow is the best to nurse the newly born baby and others too. Cow gives birth to calf who becomes bullocks and plough the fields since the beginning of earth by which human beings get food to live upon. So being religious the cow is adorable. In this connection Saamveda mantra 38 says that a king must be adorable and protector of cow. In Saamveda 146 and 160 mantras, cow has been equated to Ved mantras etc. You may send your postal address and I shall send you my writings on cow.
Rajnish: I want to go for a sidhi prapti of Hanumanji or Durga ji. Please suggest how to move in this direction. I want to go in to the sharan of God.
Swami Ram Swarup: According to your above statement, Hanumanji is separate dignitary and Almighty God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe is separate. Vedas say about one God only. Rigveda mantra 1/7/9 and Yajurveda mantra say-EKAHA (one) Patihi Aseet (there is one God only).
Richa: Whatever happens in life is it predecided, why ppl want to change their fate or at least increase/decrease the intensity through palmistry, pooja, stones etc. Do all these things really help or
is this just a matter of time that our problems are resolved?
Swami Ram Swarup: Present palmistry is not mentioned in the eternal knowledge of Vedas. So it is not authentic. Luck is always in the hand of a person and is made by hard working, pious deeds, following eternal path of Vedas, and other holy ancient granths. In this connection, a learned Acharya of Vedas is needed to preach properly.