Raksha: Why do people have arguments?
Swami Ram Swarup: Most of the people have no concentration on one point i.e., truth. Truth is realized by practising yoga philosophy, worship and true preach etc. Due to lack of the same mostly the people have empty mind where they have to store the materialistic matters naturally. It is also said, “idle mind is devil’s workshop”. Hence the problem.

Praveen kumar: How is Vishwakarma and Gayathri Maa related?
Which Veda do the people who belong to Vishwakarma caste will follow and why?

Raksha: Why do people have arguments?
Swami Ram Swarup: Most of the people have no concentration on one point i.e., truth. Truth is realized by practising yoga philosophy, worship and true preach etc. Due to lack of the same mostly the people have empty mind where they have to store the materialistic matters naturally. It is also said, “idle mind is devil’s workshop”. Hence the problem.

Praveen kumar: How is Vishwakarma and Gayathri Maa related?
Which Veda do the people who belong to Vishwakarma caste will follow and why?
Swami Ram Swarup: In Yajurveda mantra 1/4 the meaning of Vishwakarma is —- the voice which helps aspirant to do the pious deeds complete in all respect. I.e., the knowledge of Yajurveda mantras. Secondly the meaning of Vishwakarma is God also. Gaaytri mantra is in three Vedas i.e., in Yajurveda, Saamveda and Rigveda. Ved mantra of all four Vedas emanates direct from God at the time of every creation. So Vishwakarma being the name of holy God and Gayatri mantra in three Vedas have relation with each other, please. Recently I have given detailed meaning of Gayatri mantra on web site which may be seen there please. In Vedas there is no caste system please.

Abidha: I like reading different religious scriptures. I have come across Vedas, principally 4 Vedas. Among them in Yajurveda. It states in chapter 32, verse 3, “na tasya pratima asti” which means “THERE IS NO
IMAGE OF HIM” then why people worship idols when there is no image of God?
Swami Ram Swarup: In Yajurveda mantra told by you the meaning of “prati+ma” which can be measured (prati means per feet, per square, per kilometer etc., and ma means to measure) mantra says “na asti” i.e., na means not and asti means is. So full meaning of mantra will be that the Almighty God isn’t be measured (maap). He is beyond imagination, beyond calculation and beyond description. Similarly Yajurveda mantra 40/8 says “akaya” i.e., formless etc., etc., so due to the lack of knowledge of Vedas the problem exists.

Daksha: In my present life, will I be able to remember my previous life?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes please, when any aspirant do hard practice of ashtang yoga philosophy and gets command on satisfaction while controlling all materialistic and has further full command on aparigrah mentioned in Yoga Shastra sutra 2/39, then he becomes able to see his previous births. Aparigrah means not to make collection of unnecessary households/articles and this stage is achieved by doing hard practice of ashtang yoga.

Rahul: Can u tell me the word by word meaning of Om Shivaya. I
know Om. Shiva means protector i.e. God in Vedas. What is aya?
Swami Ram Swarup: Om is the best holy name of God and I have recently written its meaning on this web site. And Shiv means who does welfare of human beings, i.e., Almighty God who is formless. There are several mantras in Vedas which clarifies the meaning of Shiv. For example, Yajurveda mantra 34/1to 6, where the meaning of Shiv is not God, but its meaning is pious desires (in hindi Shiv Sankalp). In Yajurveda mantra 16/2 the word Shiva in which its meaning is who does welfare of human beings.

Rahul: What does Valmiki mean?
Swami Ram Swarup: Valmik means termite.

Rahul: Yyasa= Vi + As + An. In your gita you have written GHAN
instead of An. What is the meaning of all 3 words?
Swami Ram Swarup: You are telling correct meaning of word Vyas. Whereas I have tried in the book to tell according to Sanskrit grammar. In Sanskrit grammar ghyen is pratyaya which can not be explained here being lengthy grammatical theory.

Rahul: Who was ganapati? There is the false story that he had elephant head etc. Really who was this person?
Swami Ram Swarup: It is mentioned in Puran that he was son of Shiva but learned of Vedas do not believe on it.

Rahul: Who were parents of Balram?
Swami Ram Swarup: Nand Baba and Yashoda.

Kaumadi: Is it true that there is no thing such as a divorce within Hindu marriage? Are there situations according to Vedas that allow a couple to split up if they are having difficulties?
Swami Ram Swarup: The rules and regulation about marriage and after marriage in Vedas are lengthy please. However, it is fundamental in Vedas that corrupted/immoral lady or man can be split-up by both sides.

Kaumadi: I have heard that in India if a women is out of line,
a man disciplines her in a physical way. Is this true?
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas do not permit man-handling but say to leave by producing all proofs, either in respect of man or woman.

Sreeraj: I am practising 1 hr sarvangasana daily. My parents tells that it is harmful for the body. Is it true?
Swami Ram Swarup: If it is learnt from a real yoga teacher then it is not harmful please.

Vivek: In all books it is said that Gayatri mantra originated in Ved. But my search has indicated that the rishi for Gayatri mantra was Vishvamitra. He realised this mantra in meditation when he realized about the manifest of God in creation “ek akar”. Do you agree with this?
Swami Ram Swarup: No please. Vedas are eternal emanates direct from God as also mentioned in all four Vedas (31/7 also refers). Whereas Rishi Vishwamitr born during treta period. Gayatri mantra is in three Vedas i.e., Saamveda, Rigveda and Yajurveda. Secondly any mantra or anything is realized when the same is existed already.

Krishna Singhania: I have problems related to sleep, fear, negative
thinking and uneasiness. How can I solve it?
Swami Ram Swarup: We have been given human body by the God to face the result of deeds of previous lives. Such things are also based on previous live’s deeds. One should never be nervous because the effect of the lives’ deeds can be burnt in human life by worshipping God. Please try to perform havan daily with Gayatri mantra and do asan, pranayam and meditation daily. All will be okay.

Seerkissoon Rakesh: Teaching of Almighty God by Yamacharya.
Swami Ram Swarup: The teaching of Almighty God by Yamacharya is lengthy one please. However, some teachings are — who never sleeps and creating the matter of the universe. The fire is in all matters and it has made his shape as per the matter, similarly God is everywhere i.e., in each matter of universe and must be considered to be seen as per the shape of each matter. The air is in every matter of the universe, so is the God. The universe is under command of Almighty God. He has control on the universe. God resides also in every souls. Those who are able to realize God within soul they attains salvation/merriment. God is eternal and alive. God is light. He gives light even to the sun, He is such unlimited powerful light that the light of sun, moon, star etc., is nothing before him. The body of human being is like a tree . No guarantee whether the body will remain today/tomorrow or not. The creation is not automatic. Soul and rest of the materialistic world both have movements. The movement is due to breath. But breath is also under control of God. Let us consider that fire is burning, sun is rising, and radiating heat, wind is blowing, etc. And the same is due to the fear of Almighty God. Even death is running away due to the fear of God etc., etc., etc., i.e., this is not the end because only God is supreme and has unlimited qualities which are beyond imagination, beyond description etc.

Yagya Datt: What effects do planets and celestial bodies have on human beings?
Swami Ram Swarup: The life is related with the planets, and planets automatically serve all living beings. For example sun, makes day and night, creates, rain, ripens the foodgrains etc., moon, provides juice in all vegetables etc. These all are non-alive bodies and as per Vedas needed not to be worshipped. As mentioned in Yajurveda mantra 7/48 also the human beings are free to do deeds but result is awarded by God. So happiness or sorrows are due to the result of our previous lives’ deeds. And thus as per Vedas in the matter of happiness and sorrows etc., these planets do nothing.

Rashmi Sahu: I am trying to tread the right path. We had bought a house in Pune. What Vedas say for entering into a new house? Some pooja is to be performed?
Swami Ram Swarup: I congratulate and send my heartiest blessings for long happy life with family in new house. For any pious occasion Vedas say to remember Almighty God and Yajurveda says in mantra 31/16 that the best worship and remembrance of God is to perform holy yajna. So before entering please perform holy yaj from Ved mantras. If you can’t recite the mantras then you must please seek a purohit from Arya Samaj Mandir locally and he will perform the same with your family. When you will come here then sure you’ll also learn the full process to perform holy yajna from Ved mantras.

Atul Sharma: Why is anyone disturbed in life?
Swami Ram Swarup: When desires are not fulfilled then anger and disturbances surely occur. We have to discharge our moral duties faithfully plus we have to do hard work towards right path but without desiring result thereof because result is always given by God. So, desireless deeds never give problems. One should always do daily worship.

Prachi: What is the difference between father of nation and pitamaha?
Swami Ram Swarup: Father of nation has been pronounced as a title to Mahatma Gandhiji whereas Pitamaha is Grandfather.

Rahul: Meaning of RAM.
Swami Ram Swarup: Ram is a holy name of Sri Ram, son of king Dashrath. Another meaning of Ram in Vedas is a name of medicine. Saamved mantra 1548 says ramam abhi asthat i.e., ramam means darkness of night and abhi asthat means who takes away i.e., sun.

Sagar Anmalla: I have asked questions about people ignorant and innocents most of the people in this present world are living as per the present time and what they have learnt from the world and parents my parents were not aware of the Vedas similarly 95%of the world parents father mothers grandfathers didn’t know about Vedas, because we learn from our parents what is right and wrong and accordingly we try to live good life. Then how can we blame people of this present world who according to me are innocent they eat fish and meat because they were told by doctors and parents that fish gives them good health and meat gives protein. Had if the present world knew about Vedas that eating meat is sin nobody would touch it, so most of the western world eat meat due to lack of knowledge, and I feel that if a person unknowingly does something God also forgives them, God will punish those who know that a particular thing is wrong and that he continues to do that. So I feel the world eating meat are eating for taste. I have given up completely as I know now that it is sin.
Swami Ram Swarup: Knowledge of Vedas is eternal please. Up to Mahabharat time it remained in whole of the world and there was only one chakrvarti king. Due to the fault of our forefathers i.e., after Mahabharat war the said knowledge was stopped to take/study. When sun will not rise then darkness will not be finished. And it happened that due to the stoppage of Vedic knowledge the arrogant started making their own path against the Vedas. And the generation became innocent about the true knowledge of the Vedas/yoga philosophy as per the Vedic rule, like Yajurveda mantra 40/3 God does not give time again and again to take birth in human beings to get facilities of learning Vedas. God always gives the result of deeds done by human beings and thus the people according to said Ved mantra’s and due to the effect of false path is not gaining the knowledge of Vedas due to own sins of ignoring Vedas after Mahabharat war. Because in Mahabharat war it is told by Vyas muni ji that a lot of warriors died and remaining were only old men, old women, young widows and children. And due to heart broken shock on the death of warriors of each family they did not tried to continue study of Vedas, performing yajna, and services of rishis. So the preaches of Vedas is stopped and arrogant made their own ways. So it is not the fault of Almighty God but the fault of our forefathers.

Bhanuprasad: I have not much knowledge about Veda or yog. I heard that before you learn Ved you should be pious and put on your body pious thread. Is it true? You should need guru to practice yoga. You should be pious out side and inside before start yoga or Veda. It is very hard to get knowledgeable guru and clean our heart. I also heard you don’t look for guru but you attract Guru or guru attract to you. I was waiting for this moment in my life but I am not that good person. In my heart so many vikar and desires. I only pray to God helping me become pious and clean.
Ans. It is a fundamental law that knowledge is gained only when it is given by a guru who knows Vedas and yoga philosophy. Before gaining the knowledge nobody can be pious. A sick person needs doctor and not healthy. So everything is gained when guru is available. Saamveda mantra 252 says that in the jungle when animals/birds are thirsty then they seek the river and reach there. Similarly the personal who has a thirst to realize God seek the guru and reach there, i.e., one should do hard deed/try to seek and reach the guru. It is everyone’s duty. With the knowledge of Vedas and practice of yoga by the blessings of guru, aspirants becomes free from illusion and becomes pious and not before. Knowledgeable guru is available only aspirant must struggle to seek him.

Earl Goethe: Like the Inca, how does the sun, moon, and stars identify with us?
Swami Ram Swarup: Sun, moon, stars are luminous bodies and are non-alive. It is a creation by God so can not be worshipped. They are not harmful to us at any cost but will always be helpful for our life.

Rakesh: What does Atharva Veda teach about Brahmacharya?
Swami Ram Swarup: The subject of brahamcharya is very lengthy in
Atharvaveda. It is briefed in 3rd kand sukta 5 and kand 2 sukta 4 and kand 8 sukta 5 and kand 10 sukta 6 in several mantra. Therefore description can not be given here. I will try to write the same in Hindi on papers and will be dispatched to you on receipt of your postal address in due course.

Rakesh: What is the teaching imparted by Yamto Nachiketa
about the nature of brahman?
Swami Ram Swarup: Please clarify whether you’re asking the nature
of brahman (who knows Vedas and yoga philosophy and do daily havan etc.,) or braham i.e., Almighty God.

Assam Rao: What is the open exact and comprehensive way to worship GOD?
Swami Ram Swarup: God has described the way Himself in Vedas. To listen Vedas, to perform daily yagya, to remember the name of God daily. To do asan, pranayaam and meditation daily etc. And the same is to be exercised while discharging all moral duties, doing hard pious deeds all mentioned in Vedas.

Venketash: I am doing 800 times japamala & then prayer & the sit for dhyana in morning 8.00am & by evening by 7.00pm dialy In Dhayn how can i concentrate atleast 1/2hrs & how can i concentrate when i am doing jap mala?
Swami Ram Swarup: Concentration means dhyan. In ashtang yoga it is the 7th stage i.e., an aspirant attains the stage of
concentration/dhyan after practicing first six stages of Yam, Niyam, asan, pranayaam, pratyahaar and dharna. I mean to say it is a very difficult to concentrate by doing jaap only please. If you know Hindi then I will advice to study Patanjali Yog darshan with description written by me worth Rs. 131.00 excluding postal charges, which can be sent on receipt of your postal address, if you’re desirous of. Otherwise you may contact with any yoga teacher locally. Because yoga practice is must for concentration as per eternal knowledge of Vedas.

Seeker Truth: I would like to tell you that when I close my eyes and think about God and want to go inside this word God but I go crazy because I found darkness, stars, sunlight and many more things. I do know that God is not previous defined things but something beyond all above defined things but I just try to feel something as I also know that Shree
Krishna has said that you can’t see me with these eyes and even can’t think about GOD with this materialistic brain, eyes as they all will vanish one
day. But still I try to find something in nothing. Please make my path clearer as I strongly believe that you are the right one, moreover you are the only one to show me the path I want to make it out in this life.
Swami Ram Swarup: Geeta is a preach from Vedas based on Yajurveda mantra 40/4 that five perceptions, five organs and mind are not the source to realize God, because God is beyond the said perceptions etc. Sri Krishna Maharaj has told that O! Arjuna you can’t see me with these worldly eyes. Actually the knowledge has been given by God in Vedas only. From Vedas some portion of knowledge is mentioned by ancient rishi in shastras, Upanishads, etc. But still full knowledge remains in Vedas. You have rightly said that God is beyond all above defined things. Vedas already say that God is formless, immortal, omnipresent, omniscient, beyond calculation and beyond imagination etc. Vedas say that God has unlimited qualities. So if an aspirant is desirous of realizing God then only God will permit him. In this regard Vedas say that we must love God. Question arises that when there is no any form of God then to whom we have to love. In this regard Vedas further says that one should always do three things at a time. Praise, pray, and worship. In Hindi these are told stuti, prarthana and upasana. For example, father of a girl seeks a suitable a suitable match. And
somebody tells the qualities of a boy and praises him. After listening the praise of a boy, naturally the father of girl will be attracted and time being he
will start loving the boy and will sure try to arrange meeting. It means if we listen the qualities/praise of Almighty God from Ved mantras in Yagya, the naturally we start loving formless God. Then our real pray and worship will start. In the absence of qualities/praise it will not be clear that to whom we are loving, praying or worshipping. Then second step of Vedas will come to control the ego, anger, pride, sensuality etc. In this case first God will help based on our real praise, pray and worship and Yagya. Then according to Vedas when we will start practice of Yoga philosophy then naturally we will be able to concentrate on God while meditating and will sure get salvation.

Rakesh: What is correct style of breathing? Through chest or through stomach?
Swami Ram Swarup: Function of stomach starts while inhaling and
exhaling etc. But this deep and critical knowledge even is always learnt personally from a learned Yogi, please. I am away and can’t teach you. So please seek a yoga teacher locally.

Rakesh: What asana/pranayam do you recommend for hypertensive people with sequence.
Swami Ram Swarup: Vajr, sukh, siddh, padam, are beneficial but more beneficial is Shavasan, but must be learnt as advised above. Pranayaam is also beneficial.

Rahul: Regarding Ahalya, I have some doubts. Gautam muni cursed her saying that you will do tap here for a long time. Later Sri Ram and Lakshman touched her feet. She got up and what did she do? Did she serve them? After that rama nd lakshman left. What happened to Ahalya after this?
What is the meaning of “dedeepyaman”? Gautam cursed Indra that you will be come eunuch. Then Jagadiswarandnandji says that “bura kaam karne wala napoomsak banjata hai.” What is the meaning of this?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes. Ahilya also respected Sri Ram, Lakshman and Vishwamitr ji as a guest. Napunsak means not able for sex. Dedeepayman means enlightened. Further history about Ahilya etc., was not mentioned by Valmiki ji.

Rahul: I have heard of Shatpat Brahmin Granth. Who is the author of it? Have you written any commentary for it?
Swami Ram Swarup: It is written by Yagyavalkay Rishi and Shandilya Muni, consists of 14 kand, and 100 chapters and in the granth there is explanation of Yajna and real meaning of Ved mantras. I have not written any commentary on the granth.

Rahul: In the Ramayan, Jagadiswaranand ji has quoted shlokas
from Vayu Puran. And even you have quoted the same reference for the age of puranas but if you don’t believe puranas and consider it not authentic, how can you quote the references? Do you have ramayana by Prof. Surendra Kumar?
Swami Ram Swarup: The truth portion of any granth can be taken into consideration but not false. However, I would advice you to practice ashtang yoga philosophy and to study Vedas daily even for 15 minutes or half an hour, with the result of which a truth is originated in the heart. Otherwise the question based on Ramayana, Mahabhart or puran etc., are mostly historical which will never give peace. Valmiki Ramayana was written in treta, thereafter other granths have been written i.e., Mahabhart, shastras, Upanishads etc., with 6000 years. So we have to think when there was no Valmiki Ramayana was written i.e., the first culture then the
people got peace or attained salvation through the study of Vedas and practice of ashtang yoga, etc., and not study of nay book. Now the study of books has been increased but practical practice of yoga philosophy or study of Vedas or doing holy yajna are being neglected and hence the problem in the society. Today also the Vedic fundamental law is in force that mere study of four Vedas, Ramayana or Geeta will never give peace to the society. In this connection proof of Ved mantras are there like Rigveda mantra 1/164/39 and ken Upanishad shlok 4/8. No I have no Ramayana of Prof. Surendra Kumar, please because Valmiki Ramayana is enough to consider, please.
Reason, life is short and obstacles are more. So, only needy material to realize God is enough. After realizing everything is known.

Rahul: In the beginning of Manusmriti, several rishis come for the help of Manu. They have several doubts but Vedas were there before Manusmriti. The rishis would have studied Vedas then why they come to manu as if they don’t know anything?
Swami Ram Swarup: In Prashno Upanishad also 6 rishis came to Piplad Rishi to clear their doubts. So it is a tradition. Narad who studied all Vedas also went Sanat Kumar Rishi. So, mere study of Vedas does not solve the purpose. To adopt/experience the knowledge of Vedas in life and by adopting the path of yoga philosophy etc., God is realized.

Rahul: Now regarding paatal lok, can you tell me what is paatal lok according to Vedas?
Swami Ram Swarup: The deepest place of the earth i.e., next where
now USA country is there.

Purushothaman: I want learn about Atharvana Veda. Can you help me?.
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas are first listened sitting before an acharya otherwise real knowledge can not be attained, please. However you may send your postal address and I will sure send you explanation of the mantra weekly.

Parthasarathy: I am interested to learn Upanishad and Bhagavath
Gita in India. Where can I learn?
Swami Ram Swarup: These Granthas are first listened sitting before
an acharya otherwise real knowledge cannot be attained, please. However you may send your postal address and I will sure send you the books in Hindi or I can send explanation of first Geeta shloka weekly. I have also published Geeta in Hindi with a explanation of one and half chapters only worth Rs. 51.00, excluding postal charges and can be sent if you’re desirous of.

Aditi: Explanation of my experiences while meditating. Do we have current in our bodies?
Swami Ram Swarup: Whatever is seen with closed eyes while meditating it is good sign and one must do hard practice to sit on asan and listen for sometime voice, etc., with closed eyes and ears and mouth. To see
light is also good. But to see with open eyes is normally not so good on the path of spiritualism/worship. As regards sound etc., this may be the result of previous good deeds or present meditation. So, I again advice you to sit on meditation daily. Because nothing is harmful except the breathing if it is disturbed and the voice hu-hu-hu, which you can control yourself while meditating, please. Yes please you have current in your body.

Akshay Juneja: What should be my path in life? I am 20 and I am alone in this world.

Ranveer Rattan: In lom-vilom pranayam please tell me exhaling (breathing out) should be laborious or normal. If laborious, pushing should be with nose or chest? And what is minimum or maximum time for lom-vilom asana?
Swami Ram Swarup: The ratio of inhaling, stoppage and releasing of
pranayaam is 1:4:2, please. However pranayaam must be learnt personally otherwise may be harmful.

Arun: Could you please explain the meaning of the following manta from kenopnishad (2/2). Naham manye suvedeti no na Vedeti Ved cha
yo nastdwed tat-dwed no na Vedeti Ved cha.
Swami Ram Swarup: Upanishads have shlok and not mantra please. In the beginning of ken Upanishad it has been clarified by the Rishi that Braham is not subject of seeing by eyes or to realize by any indriya. Therefore in the latter shlok Rishis says to the disciple that if the disciple, based on preach only, says that he knows the Braham then actually the disciple knows a little bit. So in the above shloka the disciple says that he does not say that he knows the Braham properly. Disciple adds that he also cannot say that he does not know because he knows little bit. So he says whosoever amongst them says that he knows the Braham, he knows
little bit only i.e., he knows and also does not know. Yajurveda mantra 40/4 clearly says that God is not a subject of realizing by five perceptions, five organs or mind. In Mahabhart Shanti Parv, Bhisham Pitamaha says to Yudhisthir that he who has known knowledge of four Vedas i.e., Shabad Braham. Then afterwards he will realize Braham. Following the path of Vedas when a Yogi do practice of ashtang yoga then he realizes God in Samadhi. So in the above Upanishad it is being clarified that mere study of Vedas or Upanishad etc., or mere preach etc., will not serve the purpose of realizing God.

Rama Murthy Magal: I have daughter who is married, I want to visit her. Some body says one should not go. Please let me know what shastras say?
Swami Ram Swarup: You must go happily to meet your daughter please. Shastras do not object.

Suresh: What is the effect of reciting the Gayatri mantra in the reverse order and please explain the Chandas.
Swami Ram Swarup: Gaytri mantra is in three Vedas. No any Ved mantra be recited reversed. Chhands means Ved mantras
and Atharvaveda too. Pronunciation of any Ved mantra can be learnt from a acharya.

Bhanuprasad: What happens to Yogis after left this world? They merge in God? or keep himself with God?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yogi means soul. Soul never merged with God but this soul gets salvation and enjoy merriment of
realization of God and even enjoys whatever soul is desirous of. If he merges in God how can he realize merriment.

Rahul: Can a yogi know the past and future of some thing. I mean you said Dronacharya can know the future of Eklavya. Valmikiji has written Ramayan in which he has given several conversations. He has explained the conversation between Dasrat and Kaikeyi etc. So this also means Valmiki could know the past. Am I correct?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes please. Yog shastra sutra 3/16and 2/39 refer. Rigveda mantra 1/166/1 also refers. Yes please. It is mentioned in Bal kand sarg 2.

Rahul: Did Valmiki complete writing Ramayan when Ram’s
rajyaabhishek was over?
Swami Ram Swarup: He wrote Ramayana when Sri Ram was ruling.

Rahul: I think you have told a mistake in the site. You said that when Ram was born, Dasrat was 59 years old but Valmiki Ramayan says SHASHTIRVARSHASAHASRANI which means 60 years and not 59. Dasrat clearly says that he got rama with great difficulty (doing Yajna, etc.) at the age of 60. Am I correct?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes you’re right, please. It may be typing

Rahul: Now coming to the definition of the word “PUTRA”.
Usually people say it means son but in Manusmriti it is said that putra means the son who protects his parents at old age. If we consider this meaning seriously then how can we say that Vyas muni was the putra of Parasar muni As far as I know Vyas muni did not take care of Parashar as Vyas was sent
in the river at his birth. What is your view?
Swami Ram Swarup: Prashar rishi needed not as he is self sufficient
being a rishi.

Anil Sharma: You say there is no need to ask from God because he has for once and for all said it in Vedas. 1st of all the Vedas today have almost sadly disappeared and if find it there is perfect yogi in vicinity to teach and explain it, being students we have some limitations. Everyone can’t be a monk and go wandering in search of one such teacher. Can you tell me what to do?
Swami Ram Swarup: Saamveda mantra 252 also states that as thirsty animals, birds etc., automatically searches the water in the jungle, so an aspirant must seek and go to acharya to listen Vedas and learn ashtang yoga philosophy. This is easily done in family life but one will have to do hard working to spare time for spiritualism. This is a duty of all human beings for which God has blessed us with this marvelous human body. God has clearly stated in Yajurveda mantra 40/14 that worldly progress like education, science, family moral duties etc., etc., and spiritualism must get progress together. One should never be of single path follower. So, one must be a thirsty of spiritualism like animal/birds etc., in jungle. Mere talking and bookish knowledge will not serve the purpose.

Rahul: Can you please share the meanings of these names:
Swami Ram Swarup:
1. Rahul = the name of son of Gautam Buddha, good touch.
2. Parvati = the daughter of king Parvatraj, a kind of fragrant soil.
3. Sandeep = lovely lamp.
4. Ashwanth= Ash i.e., aha in Sanskrit means the first pious alphabet of Om. Wan means respect. Th means mountain.
5. Akshay = which cannot be destroyed.
6. Hrithik = hriti means to snatch and kah means Brahma, Vishnu.
7. Sai = sai means Sai Baba. In Hindi sai means to give advance money for task.
8. Ram = Ram is a holy name of sri ram, son of king Dashrath. Another meaning of Ram in Vedas is a name of medicine, one who takes away from darkness.
9. Lakshman = the name of son of king Dashrath, sign, traits, born with good qualities.
10. Bharat = the name of son of king Dashrath, field. Accomplishing, performing.
11. Yudhistar = name of elder brother of Bhim, Arjuna, Nakul and Sahdev.
12. Arjun = a kind of tree from which medicine for heart is prepared. White, shining.
13. Nakul = the fourth son of king Pandu, he who has no lineage. Shiv.
14. Bheem = terror.
15. Sahadev = son of king Pandu. Sah means together and Dev means learned of Vedas.

Rahul: Another thing you said Vedanta means the last chapter of Vedas. In another Vedic site I read that it is not correct and that here anta means theory. So Vedanta is theory of Vedas. This meaning sounds better for me. But I never knew meaning of anta as theory. What is your view?
Swami Ram Swarup: Ved means four Vedas. Anta means end, the last, final, last conclusion, etc. But anta means never theory. This meaning I have never read even in dictionary. So Vedanta means last chapter of Vedas, etc., and not theory.

Bijaya Pandey: I have read in books and our late grandmother when i was small she tell that in kalyug there will be paap everywhere there will be no relationship between one people to other then there will be kalki avatar. Is it true if it is true then that avatar will be person or red horse. I think that kaliyug has come on the top of the point because nowadays there no good things surrounding us there are so many problems in home and outside also.
Swami Ram Swarup: It is not true please. Manusmriti give the proof in its chapter one that present time of the earth is 7th Manvantar up till now
6 manvantar have passed. Those are Swayambhar, Swarochisch, Ottmi, Tamas, Ryivat and Chakshash, know its 7th manvantar.
71 chaturyugi = 1 manvantar.
There are four yug— Satyug, Treta, Dwapur and Kaliyug.
Satyug = 17 lakhs 28 thousands years
Treta = 12 lakhs 96 thousands years
Dwapur = 8 lakhs 64 thousands years
Kaliyug = 4 lakhs 32 thousands years

The total of four Yugas comes to be 43 lakhs and 20 thousands years which is equal to one Chaturyugi. 71 Chaturyugi i.e., 30 crore 67 lakhs and 20 thousands years equal to one Manvantar and 6 Manvantar have yet passed whose calculation comes to one Arab 84 crore 30 lakhs and 20 thousands years.

This is 7th Manvantar and 28 Chaturyugi and the present Kaliyug has passed its time of 5002 years. So up till now the age of the earth and Vedas is one Arab 96 crore 8 lakhs 53 thousands and 2 years. Bhagwat Geeta shlok 8/17 also says about this fact.

So every yug means the calculation of years etc. So, years do not effect on human beings. But our good or bad deeds of previous or as well as present life effect on us by giving happiness and sorrows respectively. Eternal knowledge of Vedas given at the time of beginning of the earth direct is being neglected now a days and self made paths of worship are being followed. Hence the problem.

Rahul: Now Hinduism has millions of wrong beliefs and the religion is totally corrupted as the teachings are not at all according to Vedas. Only a very few people like you, Arya Samaj etc. are there who know the truth and are satisfied but I don’t understand at all why any of you people who have so much yogic powers can show it to the public of India and stop all the falsehood. Swamiji, it is my request that if you have attained some riddhis or some strong powers of a yogi then please demonstrate it rather than keeping it a secret. This is the only way by which Vedic education will restart. You have given a reply to another person on the site regarding this matter but still I feel why areyou all hiding from the public? if you earnestly feel that
Vedas should be learned by the people and that the present falsehood should come to an end then the only way is to demonstrate some yogic power. Then only the people will be attracted towards you. Now you might say that you don’t want to attract disciples and that they should come on their own will. No sir. I don’t agree to this please. If you see a child doing wrong then we must correct them. We should not think that the child should realise own his own and come to us for guidance. So sir, please consider my request seriously and please demonstrate some yogic powers in front of the people of India and show them of the power of yoga and Vedas. You yourself has told the story of Dayanand who stopped the horse cart and demonstrated the power of brahmacharya. So why can’t you show the real yogic powers in front of the people?
Swami Ram Swarup: Actually fundamental laws of God reached in Vedas are always unchangeable. Demonstration of such riddhi/siddhi etc., is not advised in Vedas. Otherwise the people will be only attracted towards riddhi-siddhi and yogi only and not the knowledge of Vedas to practise. One should start worship of God according to Vedas but as said in Saamveda mantra 252 that as thirsty animals, birds etc., automatically searches the water in the jungle, so an aspirant must seek and go to acharya to listen Vedas and learn Ashtang yoga philosophy. This is easily done in family life but one will have to do hard working to spare time for spiritualism. This is duty of all human beings for which God has blessed us with this marvelous human body. God has clearly stated in Yajurveda mantra 40/14 that worldly progress like education, science, family moral duties etc., etc., and spiritualism must get progress together. One should never be of single path follower. So, one must be a thirsty of spiritualism like animal/birds etc., in jungle. Mere talking and bookish knowledge will not serve the purpose. Yogeshwar Sri Krishna also says in Bhagwat Geeta shlok 2/55 (Prahati Yada Kamansarvaanparth Manogtaan________________Uchyate), that he is yogi who has controlled all his desires. So, actually such desires are not generated in mind. Vedas as well as shastras etc., say and rightly say that a yogi always remains in merriment and his perceptions/organs etc., normally works, but he is not indulged. In the past also neither any yogi nor Sri Krishna have showed such miracles etc., publicly, being of no use because one has to gain and not to be shown, being a path of attaining salvation, the main motto. It is not a matter of hiding but a fundamental because spreading of Vedas’ knowledge is not based on riddhi-siddhi etc. A child is something else who has no dirt in his mind. But boy above six years are something else. They have developed so many worldly effect on their mind which is a great problem to remove. Yes, Swami Dayanand showed the power of Brahamcharya and not riddhi-siddhi. Here it is to be noted that yet no public attracted towards Vedas/yoga philosophy to be true yogi etc., and even not the king. On the contrary most of the people tried to kill Swami Dayanandji because the great problem is to earn the money. I.e., people are after the money following the false path and when they will be asked even by showing the power etc., they will not agree because they are earning a lot. Once Swami Dayanand ji won a shasrarth with the learned of Sanskrit, gold medalist and worshipper of Shiva. Dayanand ji then told him that if you will help me then I will try to uproot the blind faith and the false religion from our country. In reply he told (I have forgotten his name) to Swami Dayanand ji, “I know that you’re true and i am on false of worshipping false etc., but I have family and you’re sanyaasi, I am a gold medalist and have been earning a lot and I have fame all over, so Swamiji, if I accept you, I have to loose everything which I cannot.”

Rahul: Regarding naamkarann sanskaaar there is again a query for me. You gave me detail explanation that till 10th day mother is weak so on 11th day it is done. It can also be done on the 101 day or second year if function or relatives etc are to be called. Now the days you mentioned are 11th, 101st and 2nd year birthday. But in Valmiki Ramayan page 13, ninth
sarg 11th shloka it is mentioned that Vashishtji did the naamkaran sanskar after 11 days. So it should be on the 12th day. Now what is the meaning of this?
Swami Ram Swarup: It May be on eleventh or after eleven, and similarly it may be on 101st or afterward.

Subathranatarajan: What asanas should a pregnant lady perform?
Swami Ram Swarup: No asan please. She should sit at her own like sukhasan, vajrasan, if possible.

Rahul: Regarding the guru of krishna and sudama, you say it is rishi SANDEEPAN. Some places (sites and several books) I have seen it spelt as SANDEEPANI. Some sites I have seen SANDEEP. Now how come these different spelling?
Swami Ram Swarup: The correct name is Sandeepani please.

Rahul: Who is manu? i believe he is the person who wrote manusmriti. But some where i see that there are many manus etc. what is this all about? I see some where Manu son of Vivaswan.
Swami Ram Swarup: The famous Manu is he who wrote Manusmriti.

Rahul: Dr. Surendra Kumar in Vishudh Manusmriti says on the writer of Manusmriti in bhoomika. He said most people including him believe the granth is written by Manu who is also SWAYAMBHU but swayambhu
means not born from any one and ever lasting and that is only God. How can he call Manu swayambhu?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes swayambhu means who is not born and is not made by anybody. In this category souls also come. So the soul residing in the body of Manu was naturally swayambhu. Even you are swayambhu by means of soul and not body.

Rahul: What is pralaya? It is the destruction of universe by Almighty. How will this happen? I mean I heard there will be ocean which will sink everything etc etc.
Swami Ram Swarup: Not ocean etc., please. The universe is made from prakriti as is also mentioned in mandal 10 sukta 129 of Rigveda and also in Samkhya Shastra sutra 1/26. The sequence is this— from prakriti, mahat i.e., buddhi, ahankaar, five tanmatranni, then ten indriyan, from tanmatra sthool bhoot etc. Sthool bhoot means agni, vaayu, etc. So the whole universe is created. At the time of pralaya i.e., destruction the reverse process takes place automatically.

Rahul: Were agni vayu adita and angira the first 4 human beings? If no, then did the people before them not have any knowledge (since Vedas originated in 4 rishis… heart)? How were the Ved mantras explained?
Swami Ram Swarup: I have stated about this a lot and I think is available on site please. Yet in short the first creation becomes young and unsexual amongst several the four above said rishis are chosen based on their previous life’s of previous creation. God is almighty. While the knowledge of our Vedas are originated in the heart of each rishis then by the power of God they then and there knows the words meaning, sandhi-viched and ideas of each mantra.

Rahul: If you believe that Sudarshan charka can only be lifted by a brahamchari then please quote Ved mantra.
Swami Ram Swarup: Ved mantras are fundamental and unchangeable. They speak about laws. There are mantras in Atharvaveda I/35/1 refers.

Rahul: How could Sanjay see what was happening between
Krishna and Arjun. I heard Vyas gave him a blessing that he can see without going there but this sounds unscientific. Or do you mean a yogi like Vyas has such powers?
Swami Ram Swarup: It is mentioned in last 18th chapter of Bhagwat Geeta that Sanjay listened from Vyas Muni.

Rahul: You have talked that the future is not fixed. Then how could Drona know that Eklavya would fight against Pandavas?
Swami Ram Swarup: Future is not fixed means can be changed by virtue of studying Vedas and practising ashtnag yoga philosophy, by which bad deeds are burnt.

Srinivas: I am a Hindu and unfortunately for many years I’ve
eaten meat and now I have stopped it. How can I cleanse myself from what has been already done?
Swami Ram Swarup: Repentance and not to repeat the sin is the best way to follow the truth. Though God does not forgive sins until aspirant studying Vedas, worship properly and practise ashtang yoga philosophy but in Atharvaveda it is mentioned that those who have left eating meat are ear marked for forgiveness. In Mahabharat Bhisham also says that it is a greatness and great achievement of a person who has left eating meat. So I congratulate you and bless you for a long happy life.

Anju Jain: I and my husband were following a Guru. Everything was going on well. For quite some time he is not talking to us. Even on Guru purnima last year he telephoned his devotees and took them with him to wherever he was going but we were never informed. I do not know what should I do this Guru Purnima.
Swami Ram Swarup: If possible please intimate the name of your Guru Maharaj and the panth. This will enable me to guide you properly. Yet I will advice you not to worry and you should bravely and respectfully go to your guruji to ask your fault. My blessings to you.

Srinivasan: How to control bad thinking, because I face many problem please help me to get out problem?
Swami Ram Swarup: A firm decision not to think bad thoughts is helpful, but not totally. Due to the effect of previous life’s deeds and present too, bad thoughts enters mind. In Yog Shastra says that these are various effects on chitta (mind). Daily holy preach, even 15 minutes daily study of Ved mantra with meaning with full concentration, havan with gaytri mantra daily, practice of five or six yoga asans, pranayaam are the real path to adopt to kill the previous life’s deeds and bad thoughts. But at present most of the people are after the materialistic articles and illusions and thus have effect of illusion. So problems are never ended. Please try to adopt the above said spiritual path, which will give you a long happy life.

Rama Murthy Magal: Yoga cure for joint pain.
Swami Ram Swarup: Actually, yoga is not meant for curing any diseases but when an aspirant practises ashtang yoga philosophy he has to be the purest by means of body and mind, etc. then he gets samadhi stage. So automatically before being the purest, the illness is automatically over.

Vivekanand: I want to know, why a man who has guru-upadesam
has a different glow on his face than the rest, even when the rest are in same physical and mental condition?
Swami Ram Swarup: It is not for everybody. Special glow comes only after doing worship/tapsya. Nowadays there has been a drama also to produce artificial glow on face by several false saints who are against the Vedas and yoga philosophy. They manage massage etc., from badam roghan etc., daily from their disciples, use imported scent etc.

Vivekanand: Every subject has a base, let it be single or many. does astrology posses a base?
Swami Ram Swarup: As it is not mentioned in Vedas so being unauthentic is not acceptable please.

Sarvesh Shukla: I have read translation of Valmiki Ramayan online and I find few things illogical.
Swami Ram Swarup: Please intimate what type of logic and correct story you want to know because Valmiki Ramayana is written by Rishi Valmiki and is 100% true. And no doubt at present in the market such Valmiki Ramayana are also available which have been added with false shlokas and we must be aware of that.

Sarvesh Shukla: In an online link all the dates of Ramayana are
calculated like Ram’s date of birth, exile, beginning of war etc. Conclusions are drawn from the positions of different planets as stated by Valmiki in Ramayana. I don’t know whether they are true or not but they seem to be
logical. Do you know when the various events of Ramayana took place (dates) because in this link Ramayana is told to occur about 9000 years back
also I want to know whether Valmiki had written Ramayana after it took place or he wrote as the story went on?
Swami Ram Swarup: The culture of our country has been destroyed by Mughals who ruled over us for 800 years and thereafter Britishers who ruled for 200 years. In Sundar Kand, 4th Sarg of Valmiki Ramayana there is mention of white elephant having four teeth. These elephants have been finished in the past between two and half crore years and fifty five lakh years. It means Sri Rama’s time these elephant were available is beyond 9 lakh years, but according to Vaayu Puran 70/48 Sri Rama’s time is about 1,81,49,086 years back. The Ramayana has been written by Valmikiji when Valmiki Rishi and Sri Rama both were alive. As is clear from Bal Kand 1st sarg shlok 2, in which Valmikiji put question to Narad that who is the learned person is on the earth at present. In the said shlok “Sampratam loke” means — the present time i.e., the time in which Rishi Valmiki and Rama both were

Sarvesh Shukla:I read in Valmiki Ramayana that during Maarich incident Rama explains that deer is killed by kings and others for pleasure or for meat. Do people used to eat meat at that time?
Swami Ram Swarup: No please. Meat and wine etc., are prohibited in Vedas. And no the ancient king used to kill any animal being hunter. They used to kill man-eater lion etc., and the animal who used to destroy the agriculture.

Aditya Nagal: I want to know that during Sadhna (ashtangyoga), can a yogi uses the technique of anima to purify his intestines, if needed to him?
Swami Ram Swarup: No please. Yogi does not use anima for any such things.

Aditya Nagal: As Shatkarmas (nati,nauli etc) are not mentioned in
Vedas then Can a Yogi uses the Panchkarmas in Ayurveda to purify his body?

Swami Ram Swarup: The above is not required by a yogi as yam, niyam, asan, pranayaam are enough for him. And as the above karmas are not in Vedas so in the ancient all holy books like Upanishads, six shastras, Bhagwat Geeta, etc., do not say about the same and the ancient rishis never thought for the same too.

Aditya Nagal: I want to know that is there any difference between SELF REALIZATION and GOD REALIZATION. These two Realizations are same or is there any difference between two?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yog shashtra sutra 1/3 says that when a yogi is empowered to control/stoppage of chitta vritti then he realizes himself. i.e., he stands in his own nature. Shastra says, “asya atma shariram” i.e., soul is like a body of God in which God resides. I.e., when soul realizes himself then automatically realizes God.

Rohit Gupta: Why has there been no women Rishi Munis? All of 6 shastras, Mahabharat, Ramayana writers were men. Are women one step further away from God than men?
Swami Ram Swarup: No please this is not. In Vedas there is no difference between boy and girl or man or woman. They have same status. Bal Brahamcharini Gargi was the greatest philosopher of Vedas and she was a complete yogini. She did shashtrath with several who were philosopher of Vedas and she became winner. She was main acharya of King Janak. At last she did shashtrarth with Rishi Yagvalkya to check him whether he is a brahmaleen yogi and she declared before King Janak that Rishi Yagvalkya was a real rishi. So was the Katyayani and others. Now it has been a problem for the last about 5ooo years that the knowledge of four Vedas is not being studied and mostly self-made rishis and saints who are against the Vedas and yoga including ladies, are preaching, which is astonishing. Now when on the other hand people are also not aware of the truth, because of not knowing Vedas, then the false saints are spreading poison in the world and people being innocent accept the poison.

Anonymous: I am scared of ghosts. How should I stop fearing from them?
Swami Ram Swarup: Actually I am astonished to read the above from you. I have several times clarified that there is no any existence of ghost (bhoot) in the world. I think the answer is also on web site. You must try to locate. Otherwise send me e-mail again. Our daughters must be like Balbrahamcharini Gargi (acharya of King Janak), Sita Mata, who lived in jungle alone, Shabri Bal Brahmcharini, who also lived in a dense jungle alone. And there are millions of example of the past about such brave, intelligent glorious daughters and women. So my daughter why you’re afraid of bhoot it is not understood? Please explain.

Smita Agawane: You have always given examples of great people like Shri Ram, Shri Krishna, Mata Sita and all Vyas Muni, like them even you have achieved enlightenment. There are so many stories about miracles. I still haven’t been able to meet you. Is there a person in Mumbai that I can meet and learn yoga from?
Swami Ram Swarup: My daughter, continue your sadhna. Everything will be okay. However as per Vedas a disciple-daughter or son must go to acharya to take diksha, which in your case has not happened. Yet your faith will make you brave and able to realize as per your wish. Because such things are happenings in other disciples since long which I can not quote here. But for your Knowledge I simply quote here an incident of about 25 years back. Those time i was serving in army (Military Engineering Service). I was posted from high altitude area Leh-Ladakh to Delhi Cantt. One man from Nepal who was also serving in military hospital Delhi took diksha from me. He was poor man. But I never think and even naturally I do not know who is rich and who is poor, etc. During annual leave, the man used to go to Nepal on leave. He often used to tell me that Maharajji, my young daughter wanted to take diksha from you. But I am poor and cannot bring her here. He told me that his daughter remembers me always. After laps of 2 or 3 years once he resumed duty after availing annual leave and told me that his daughter had darshan of me, not in dream but in person and I gave her diksha. This is a long incident which I stop here. So, you will also gain based on your faith because it is clear that your faith is on Vedas and yoga, which your acharya has in practical. So your faith will never go in vain. Daughter actually i am nothing it is only the blessings of my Guru Maharajji by which Vedas philosophy and ashtang yoga became my beloved and I practised. So it is only Vedas which gives peace and Vedas are known by an acharya i.e., a philosopher of Vedas and yoga. As regards a yogi in Bombay, it is very typical to say.

Anonymous: How many children should one have?
Swami Ram Swarup: The children are according to the finance, facilities of taking care, good education, spiritual preach, about brahamcharya, Vedic knowledge etc. So, if the couples are capable then accordingly they can have. Otherwise Bhisham Pitamaha, Hanuman ji and so many others were alone and had long happy life.

Pratip Sen Gupta: What kind of a person and king was King Pratip
the father of Shantanu? Who was King Pratip’s Father? What is known about his rule and his characteristics?
Swami Ram Swarup: Pratip was a gentle king. He did hard tapsya to get a son. Then he got Shantanu who was having a peaceful mind. Pratip was born in the tribe of King Bharat, son of King Dushyant. In this tribe every king was a warrior, and ruled over the public as a Father. Every king knew Vedas and used to perform several yagyas in the life.

Sandeep B. Yadav: Can you quote for me the shlok of Rigveda 3/53/12?
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas have mantras and not shlok please. So the above mantra is as under—-
Ya ime rodasi ubhe aham indram atushtavam
Visvamitrasya rakshati brahmedam bharatam janam

In this mantra God preaches to the human beings that O! Man/woman, the Almighty God is only adorable who protects both i.e., earth and space and the universe and the human beings knowing these present languages. He is the only God who is like our friend.

So the idea of the mantra is he is only the God who creates and nurses the universe and he is only to adore, to prayer and to worship, i.e., God is one, who creates, nurses and destroys the universe.

Sandeep B. Yadav: Do animals have soul?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes please that is why they are moving, have desires to eat etc., and feel cold, heat, happiness and sadness etc.

Sandeep B. Yadav: You say as part of karma beings are born as
animals, humans etc. Then whenever the first world was created then all souls were devoid of any karma then wasn’t partial to give birth to one as animals & other as humans, if you say there were no animals then
it is totally unacceptable.

Swami Ram Swarup: Souls are eternal and therefore birth and death are eternal i.e., have no date. If anything is built then it will be destroyed sure one day. Three matters are called Swayambhu i.e., self, i.e., on one’s own i.e., are not made by anybody. These matters are God, souls, and prakriti. So the birth and death take place on the basis of karmas theory and this process of death and birth is eternal. Now if soul comes in a body of bird so it is an eternal process based on karmas. Birds, animals, insects etc., i.e., beyond human beings, they are not entitled to do any new Karmas except to face the previous. And the birth of such animals etc., are based on the deeds (karmas) did in their previous life. So naturally their previous life was of human beings in which they were entitled to do present pious deeds and such person in human beings i.e., who took the body of bird was sure in some other body like bird, animal etc., and therefore this process being eternal has no beginning and no end. And at this juncture nobody claimed that there was bird or man or woman first or thereafter. In Vedas it is clear that God is supreme judge and give justice only. So there is no any question of partiality please. Only one has to study Vedas to know the reality and unlimited qualities of Almighty God and even the knowledge of creation. Problem is this that most of the people are after the bookish knowledge and bookish knowledge too little. Whereas only bookish knowledge is dangerous to life if it is not practical. For example, Vedas say that yagya is the best pious deed, one should respect the elders, one should speak politely, one should get early in the morning and do Ashtang yoga practice to realize God, one should speak truth and listen truth and must go and serve the spiritual guru who knows Vedas and Ashtang yoga, etc., etc. So if somebody learns the said preachings and starts telling to others also and he is not practical in life it means he is going to hell. So we, human beings will have to be practical in accordance of preach of Vedas and true holy books under guidance of a Vedic yogi.

Sandeep B. Yadav: The purpose of justice is to provide solace to the victims & to provide society a example, also to let know the victimizer that he has committed some crime, & thus a chance to repent & to improve. So if God doesn’t punish one for the crimes he have committed in the same life then isn’t he wronged by not providing the victim a sense of solace by seeing the oppressor punished for his crimes, also isn’t God wronged by
punishing him in the next life because then the individual doesn’t know what for he is being punished thus making him a thorough atheist & may be a person with a chip on his shoulder?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes please the God is giving the justice and lesson to the defaulters which can be seen in hospitals, funerals, early death, accidents, cyclones, earthquakes, fires, unnecessary wars, birth with less organs, acute sorrows and unavoidable and incurable diseases, etc., etc., which are the result of our previous deeds and are being faced in present life. Suppose a man commits murder of five lives and then and there he commits suicide. In this case the present court of the nation is unable to punish the accused that is why God has made the rebirth process to face the punishment. In the justice of God nobody is able to be escaped as God is almighty and is omnipresent and omniscient. So the punishment to be awarded in the present life in such cases and too the life being short is not possible. So the rules of almighty God are always in justice. Actually to become an atheist is a reason for not understanding God. It is ones’ laziness, proud, bad society, attraction towards materialistic articles, ego, spending fun, reading unnecessary novel etc., due to which a person is not able to study true literature of Vedas etc. At present the second reason to be an atheist is the bundles of self made sects and its worships which are against the Vedas and thus being false are only to gather the money for enjoyment etc. When people listens such self made false stories by false saints then they starts thinking that how a God can be like in the shape, which false saints are saying. For example, one says the story that God took avtar in the shape of fish, half lion and half human body.

Others say that devil became pig and took the earth on his horns and ran away then Vishnu Bhagwan ran after the pig to escape the earth. So naturally the learned will become an atheist after listening such false stories, which have no limit on the earth.

Now in first said story —– we must see Vedas for example Yajurveda mantra 40/8 says that God cannot take birth and cannot come in any human or animal body being omnipresent and needs no avtar being almighty. Almighty means he has all powers and his powers automatically at proper time do the right. For example Yajurveda chapter 31 clarify that only a little bit power works in prakriti and the universe is created. Similarly the power works and the universe is destroyed. Then what is the reason behind to take avtar to kill Ravana, Kansa or anybody which are nothing before the God. In second above said story how a devil is empowered to capture the earth? And on which earth the fighting was going on between Vishnu and the devil when the earth was on his horns? Yajurveda mantra 32/6 says that the God holds the earth. Now if we are not able to understand the unlimited powers of Almighty God then it is our sin. I.e., when God is almighty and there is no any other power like God and will never be in future too as said in Yajurveda mantra 27/36, then how a devil was empowered to capture the earth from almighty God and after capturing from where Vishnu Bhagwan ran towards devil, because Vishnu means the God who is everywhere and needs not to come from any place. So due to our own weakness we do not learn Vedas and become atheist in two-way. One those who do not accept God and others are those who worship God against Vedas (Manusmriti shlok 2/11 refers).

Sandeep B. Yadav: Can you tell me why your God is so acrimonious towards me, whenever I take his name I am bound to fail, I don’t know the cause of his acrimony but may be because I deny idolatry, I work hard even then I have to go through all types of physical & mental afflictions can you ask him why, hope you answer.
Swami Ram Swarup: God is for all who worship him according to Vedas, shastras etc and not me alone. Otherwise he will look after me only and will stop air, space, food, water, etc., for whole of the world. No need to ask from God because he once tell all in Vedas at the beginning of the earth and one should study the Vedas to know all about him and universe. In your case you should learn Vedas and do Ashtang yoga practice to concentrate. You must also do havan daily. This all is not from me but this preach is direct from God in Vedas please. God has only given knowledge in Vedas but has not pressed anybody to follow.

Jay: Is it sin to consume interest of our savings? What should be done with such money? Retired persons mainly live their life on such money.
Swami Ram Swarup: Bank interest and justifiably interest can be taken to live upon, please.

Vivekanand: Hindu ethics say that guru is the only way to see God, can we treat our own soul as our guru and follow the sayings of our conscience because conscience is the direct link to soul?
Swami Ram Swarup: No please it will be against the eternal knowledge of Vedas and even shashtras, Geeta etc. Soul does karmas and God awards result thereof. Soul always faces result of karmas in the shape of sorrows, tensions or pleasure etc. there is illusion on the soul, so soul can not guide the truth until illusion is over. And illusion is always over when a soul having human body does pious deeds according to Vedas/shastras under guidance of a Guru who knows eternal knowledge of Vedas and ashtnag yoga philosophy. For example Arjun was a great warrior and a gentleman too, but was ignorant and when Yogeshwar Sri Krishna gave him knowledge then he became learned. This is a fundamental law that neither world is created itself
nor knowledge is attained without giving by a Vedic Guru. That is why, at the beginning of the earth, Almighty God always gives the knowledge of four Vedas.

Vivekanand: When every religious book says that God is inside me, then why should we go to temples?
Swami Ram Swarup: The spiritual knowledge is eternal whereas
temples have been made within 2000 years only.

Mukesh Desai: What is linga-sharira & sankoch-sharira?
Swami Ram Swarup: There are three kinds of sharir: suksham, sthool and karann. Yog shastra sutra 2/19 tells about Linga Awastha. From prakriti when the whole universe is created then first creation is called Mahat. This is called Linga Awastha. And Prakriti is called Alinga. Five Prann, Five Gyan Indriyan, Five suksham bhoot, mann and buddhi are the 17 tatv, i.e. Suksham Shariri. These 17 tatv are 17 Linga. Linga (suksham) and shtool both are connected with Anhat Chakr.

Yogesh: Why people or myself forget krishna?
Swami Ram Swarup: I think it is not correct please. Not in India but all over the world people remember Yogeshwar Sri Krishna and perform Krishna Janamashtami with pomp and show. On TV and other sources of media Bhagwat Katha and other Raslila etc., are being performed door to door. We must always perform such ceremony in respect of adorable Yogeshwar Sri Krishna. However he was not an avtar. Because according to the Vedas avtar is not possible.

Aditya: You’ve said that Ashtang Yoga is the only right path to reach the state of enlightenment as Ashtang Yoga is mentioned in the
Vedas. I have read read several books on yoga and I find that many yogis have mentioned hatyoga techniques in their books of yoga. Why do you oppose these techniques?
Swami Ram Swarup: Your question is appreciated please. Every deed must be done with authentic proof as is also said in Yoga Shahstra sutra 1/7 written by Rishi Patanjali, who was a great philosopher of four Vedas and ashtang yoga. Vedas are said by all ancient rishis and present learned persons as a self proof, i.e., whatever is mentioned in Vedas being eternal knowledge direct from God is true and other knowledge are man-made and may be wrong. Hath means the deed to be done forcibly and even are not natural i.e., one will have to go against the nature. So the books mentioned by you are mostly against the Vedas and a learned/philosopher of Vedas will not advice to follow the path which is against the Vedas.

Rakesh: I know Veda do not accept astrology. Is there some method mentioned in Veda which can hint what kind of problems a given soul is going to face in his life?
Swami Ram Swarup: problems are only due to the result of our own deeds good or bad (pious or sin) which we did in our previous lives’. Soul is always free to do good or bad deeds but result is always awarded by God. So according to the deeds the problems are to be faced by soul. With present real worship yagya, yoga practice etc., the previous sins are burnt. However Vedas do not tell such problems before its facing.

Rakesh: I read some where when a sadhak is are in deep meditation he can fore see the problems which he is going to face and also the solutions of that. Is it correct?
Swami Ram Swarup: Only a yogi who has practiced Ashtang yoga and studied Vedas is only empowered and not a sadhak, please.

Reddy:Is yoga capable of curing all the diseases?
Swami Ram Swarup: Actually there is no any mention in the Vedas that yoga practice is meant to cure the diseases. The meaning of word yoga is samadhi, i.e., realization of God/ salvation. The person who reaches at this stage will automatically be ill-free and the purest with mind and body even. So yoga practice must be done to realize God only, while discharging our moral duties.

Sarvesh: Was hanumaan a monkey?
Swami Ram Swarup: No please. Hanumaanji was not monkey. He was born in a race named Vanar. When he met first time with Sri Ram and Lakshamn in the jungle then Sri Ram told Lakshman that Hanumanji was a learned of four Vedas and this statement of Sri Ram shows that a monkey cannot be learned of Vedas. This all has been mentioned in Valmiki Ramayana.

Sarvesh: In Valmiki Ramayana (Kishkindha Kand) it is clearly mentioned for e.g. kapi ruupam parityajya hanumaan maarutaatmajaH | bhixu ruupam tato bheje shaThabuddhitayaa kapiH||4-3-2 the meaning of which is casting off his monkey’s semblance Air-God’s son Hanuman attained the persona of an ascetic, for that monkey is incredulous in mind about Raghava-s. It is clearly mentioned that Hanumaan was a monkey. 5-1-33 says about to fly, Hanuma jolted his tail, which was rolled into a circle from top to bottom, and which was covered with hair, just as Garuda, the king of birds would jolt a snake which clearly indicates that hunumaan has tail. How a man can have tail?
Swami Ram Swarup: How a monkey can change his face and body into a yachak (brahamn)? Kapi is also used for Vanar race. Hanuman ji was a man and learned of Vedas. It is very much clear in the Valmiki Ramayana that Hanumanji was not a monkey. So question of tail does not arise. Your shlok 5-1-33 is not traceable in Valmiki Ramayana please. However today also if one has to go by air then it is generally said that he flew to Bombay, etc. And the structure of aircraft has a tail also. And in Valmiki Ramayana it is clearly said that Sugreev gave a monoplane to Hanumanji to cross the ocean and to reach Lanka to trace Sita Mata.

Shewan Ram: Can a Hindu adopt anybody (belongs to other religion / Sufisim) as a Sat Guru (Spirtual Master) to attain salvation?)
Swami Ram Swarup: The question is to get the salvation. In Hinduism the salvation is attained by studying Vedas and doing ashtang yoga practice etc. Yet a Hindu wants to adopt any Satguru in any religion it is his own wish. And when a yogi has not attained salvation by adopting other religion/sufisim, then how can he give guaranty for the same.

Rahul: Does God know our future?
Swami Ram Swarup: God is always with us and knows our each deed. God has to give the result of our deeds which we have to face in future. And it means he knows our future. Everything is not done as fixed but are done according to the result of our own previous deeds and even our previous deeds which we have to face in future can at any time be burnt with our present pious deeds, Please. So the future is changeable and is in our own hands. Otherwise, how an aspirant get salvation if his luck is fixed?

Himanshu: A friend got angry and our relationship has ended. Why do love and friendships don’t last?
Swami Ram Swarup: True friendship is always selfless. One should do pious deeds without considering the result thereof to get otherwise it will give sorrows and will break one’s heart. If you’re true then why you worry? One day your friend will feel to miss you and you must wait for that time. In fact today it is impossible to be selfless and that is why no love is true and everlasting.

Aditya: What is kriya yoga? In all the shatkarm kriyas (nati, nauli, kunjal, basti, etc. is there any kriya one should not do?
Swami Ram Swarup: Tap, swadhyay, and ishwarprannidhanani are kriya yog mentioned in Yog Shastra sutra 2/1. A book on this can be sent on receipt of your postal address, if you’re desirous of, please. Unnatural kriya must not be done, please being against the Vedas. Neti, nauli, basti, kunjal, dhoti, etc., are unnatural please and come under hathyog but are not mentioned in Vedas.

Aditya: Can there by any difference between two Yogis on the state of enlightenment?
Swami Ram Swarup: No please. Yoga knowledge is mentioned in Vedas and Vedas are the knowledge direct from God. There is only one path for enlightenment i.e., Vedas and Ashtang yoga philosophy and when an aspirant gets enlightenment through the same philosophy then how can be any difference?

Manoj: Can you please tell me how a nityamukta person thinks & reacts for mithya world (as we know). How is his mental & physical situation, when he is in nityamukta sthiti how he maintains this condition throughout his life?
Swami Ram Swarup: The soul is indulged in Brahm (God), his all five senses, five perceptions and mind are controlled (i.e., can not do sin). His all deeds are selfless and resultless. His deeds do not give result to him to face. He always remains pleasant. Yet his indriyan do normal deeds selflessly and this all he is not doing but is automatic due to the stage of his salvation. His all wishes and karmas are burnt. Because he is having body for some years so he waits to get out of the body till such time, etc., etc.

Navin Chandra: Have you completed writing Srimad Bhaagwad Gita upto Chapter 18? I got a copy upto Chapter 2/18. I would like to have a copy if fully complete please.
Swami Ram Swarup: Sorry please. I have only written Geeta chapter up to 5/13. Actually these shlokas are being published by a weekly newspaper named, ” PUNARVAAS” from Shahdra Delhi. I am thinking to print the chapter up to 6 when it will be completed and it will be sent to you immediately please. At present I am also writing Patanjal Yog darshan Pt. II. However you may subscribe for PUNARVAAS paper yearly which will be sent to you by the editor by post to you weekly. You may also request him to forward the sholk 2/18 onwards. Otherwise soon after completion of 6th chapter the Bhagwat Geeta will be printed up to 6th chapter and will be sent to you accordingly.

Aditya: I read in some books that when Kundalini rises through chakras theen all the diseases are eliminated. My question is then why the great ppl like RAMKRISHNA PARAMHANSA (VIVEKANADA’S GURU) was suffering from cancer?
Swami Ram Swarup: Saamveda mantra 350 and Yajurveda mantra 40/8 state clearly that God is the purest, souls are the
purest and the Ved mantras are also the purest. So when an aspirant worships God through Vedas and does ashtang yoga practice as mentioned in Vedas then his mind as well as whole body becomes the purest where Almighty God emanates. This eternal philosophy of Vedas is unchangeable please. So our ancient and present rishis munis, followers of Vedas and Yoga and
performing holy Yajna from Ved mantras attain a long and ill- free happy life. Once I was sitting with my Guru Maharaj in a densy jungle in his cave. Suddenly my Maharaj ji asked me that why the most of the present saints remains ill with so many diseases. Some are fatty, some are thin, but both are ill. And they die in early ages. I replied that I do not know the
reason please. Then he told me that every saint gets money in huge quantity from public only but they do not do tapsya. And that is why the food eaten by these saints makes them sick giving plenty of diseases. The present saints mostly speaks based on bookish knowledge only and they are far away from tapsya and yagya, ashtang yoga practice and study of Vedas. And
they hides their illness by false saying that they are observing the diseases of their disciples of which there is no any scope in Vedas.

Aditya: While discussing with my friend about importance of “BHRAMCHARYA”, my friend argued that “if bhramcharya is such a important thing then why the VIVEKANANDA died early?
Swami Ram Swarup: Replied above please. Brahamcharya is a great mental and physical strength. Once Swami Dayanand ji
was asked by a king of Rajasthan that what is the strength of brahamcharya i.e., the king was spending fun on brahamcharya. Dayanand ji gave no answer and was standing still there. The king was going in his chariot. When the driver of the chariot started his horses to move the chariot then he saw that horses were struggling their level best but the chariot did not move even an inch. The king and the driver was surprised to see that swami Dayanand ji was holding the chariot with his hands only with his astonished strength of his brahamcharya. And with smiling face Dayanand ji told the king that O! king look the power
of Brahamcharya. A philosopher of four Vedas and ashtang Yogi has such power.

Aditya: I read some books regarding BHRAMCHARYA…while telling the importance of BHRAMCHARYA these books said
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes please, it is possible. Only an aspirant who studies Vedas and practices ashtang yoga under
guidance of a yogi is only able to keep brahamcharya. and definitely he gets salvation i.e., overcome on death. The second meaning of brahamcharya is “braham main acharann” i.e., to be indulged in braham.

Rahul: You said that jaundice persons son can have jaundice. but ambika never had jaundice she just went pale after seeing vyas muni ten how can pandu have jaundice? Ambalika closed her eyes while being with Vyas muni then how did dritarashtra become blind?
Swami Ram Swarup: All Vedas and yog shastra sutra 2/36 say that whatever a Yogi says that never goes in vain. That is
that will be become true sure. And you know Vyas Muni was a complete Yogi and adorable Rishi. Science is from Vedas and Vedas are not from science please. She closed eyes and Vyas Muni told about blindness.

Rahul: You said Drona did not teach Eklavya because he knew Eklavya would fight against Pandavas but he refused
to teach Eklavya long before the war when Pandavas and all were not married. So how could Drona know that there would be a war and Eklavya would fight against Pandavas? Perhaps he could have just asked for Guru Dakshina for not harming Pandavas?
Swami Ram Swarup: A Yogi like Dronacharya knows all about the future please. Guru dakshina is not a guarantee by all. When Bhisham was asked to take kingdom by his own mother Satyawati, Bhisham refused to obey. Because he had already taken an oath not to take kingdom. Accordingly may be the case of Eklavya. But one thing is clear here that these discussions will never be of any use either you or for me because by this discussion salvation can not be attained. However it may be a knowledge based on history only.

Rahul: Yogi can decide his birth etc as per yog shahstra sutra but is this knowledge there in Vedas? Is it hidden in the Ved mantras which a yogi can know by meditation?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes please and Ved mantras are needed not to mention here because all six shastras are said to be
Partah pramaann, i.e., authentic.

Rahul: All knowledge in the world is from Vedas. Then all weapon study (dhanur Ved) etc. is mentioned in Vedas.
Now mantra is always from Vedas. Regarding all this bala adibala mantras has to be in Vedas otherwise from where this knowledge comes? Do you know the mantra? it is available online.
Swami Ram Swarup: Mantra have secrecy which rishi munis by meditation and producing the Ved mantras alive in
their heart used to collect the real meaning and secrecy which Vishwamitr ji did traditionally, please. And at this juncture I cannot tell the mantra. Fundamentals are in Vedas from which the other theories are generated, please.

Assam Rao: Dear Swami Ji Who are brahamchari and what is the meaning of that?
Swami Ram Swarup: Nesthik brahamchari never gets marriage and even he never loose strength even in his dream like Bhisham pitamaha. Other Brahmchari have all control in his five senses, five perceptions and mind and even do marriage but are never indulged in any kind of sin. This all is attained by regular worship study of Vedas, Yagya and ashtang yoga practice. Brahm means God. He who is indulged in God by attaining Samadhi he is also brahmchari. Second meaning of brahm is Ved mantras. So he who study Vedas and follow its path he is also brahchari.

Assam Rao: What is the meaning of DEV and DEVTA? and what is the one exact name of GOD?
Swami Ram Swarup: Dev means VIDWANSO HI DEVAH. VIDWAN MEANS HE WHO KNOWS Vedas and follow its path in life. So who has
the said qualities, he is dev and in faminine gender she is devi. In Hindi he is called devta.

Assam Rao: Which religion was obeyed on the earth before the creation of four Rishies and the four Vedas?
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedic religion please being eternal. It remains as it is (unchangeable) in every creation also being
knowledge direct from God who is also unchangeable, eternal and immortal.

Yogesh. B. Wagh: You said that shreeram is not avatara and as per Veda only one God that is nirakar or keval bramha or bramha this is all the name of that nirvikara. In my frist answers you tell that what i see that is all mithya or maya words also mithya if this is right then how can described that nirakar, nirvikar?
Swami Ram Swarup: We can say current in wire but current is not visible. We can say about headache where head is visible but ache is not visible. Vedas clearly says that God is within you but cannot be seen with these eyes. Yajurveda says, TASYA YONI PARIPASHYANTI DHEERAH” i.e., only a Yogi realizes/see God. Suppose parent wants a match for daughter. Someone says qualities of boy and parents are attracted and even without seeing the boy they know all about the boy. So
is the case of God. God has unlimited qualities. One quality is omnipresent. So every article of the world is visible and God is there in every article and even in every atom but God is not visible from these eyes. When God will be worshipped by Ved mantras stating his adorable qualities then He will be sure known as was known by the ancient rishis. There must be some reason for avtar which does not exist in Vedas. So avtar is not possible. Because the fundamental law of nature is that without reason nothing happens.

Rina Kothari: People who are underprivileged gets strength if the privileged section supports them?
Swami Ram Swarup: No please. I think that Govt. and society must always give them privilege of providing all facilities
either finance, love, and others to make them learned and independent only, as mentioned in Vedas. They must have equal right to study hard etc., Vedas always cancel caste system but inspire hard working at all level and not mercy etc. Side by side spiritual knowledge is also essential for all human beings.

Yogesh: mai appse vapase vahi sawal puchata hoo. yadi manushya janma ka udesh moksh hai to iska matalb hai ki ye shteeti jiv ko pata thi. yadi jiv ne vaha chirantan aanandko mahasus kia hai , vaha antim aanandko prapta ki to vah jiv ki yaha durdash kuv hooi?

Rashmi Sahu: You being learned & with yogic powers you can set the people in the right path, i.e see jammu & kashmir (terrorists), our dirty politicians and a normal man who is only worried about himself his family and in grabbing money. Every day I think we are only responsible for own miseries and sorrows. How can we correct these comman man their attitude, leaders attitude who are bhakshak not praja palak. Whenevr I think @ this country & its present state it really gives me intense pain. I think learned people and true yogi like you can change the country.
Swami Ram Swarup: Such question was also raised once by a rss president of j&k who came here to meet me first time. I am always away from any politics but i always advice true politics mentioned in Vedas. The said president after listening the Vedic preach requested me to give private time and in that meeting he also praised me and immediately told to finish the illusion and violence etc., from the nation. I told him a true story. About 1500 years ago aad guru shankracharya who
Were a great philosopher of Vedas and yoga saw such illusion all over the india. According to the Vedas he asked assistant from the king 0f kaashi. The king also learnt sanskrit and Ved mantras from shakracharya ji. Vedas say that the ruler of a country must be a learned of Vedas. Being learned the king of kaashi helped shankracharya ji who with his shashtrarth
Removed the illusion from the country and spraed the knowledge of Vedas all over the country. I told the said president to make my contact to any minister, primeminister etc., for such a pious deed. Because according to the Vedas only a king or a learned acharya alone can do nothing. That is why with dashrath muni vashisth, with harischandra rishi viswamitr, with janak acharya gargi and rishi yagvalkya etc., were present. I.e., every king of the ancient time was learned of Vedas from gurukul and had contact with a rishi. The said president assured me to make contact with minister to provide facility of shashtrarth with false gurus who wer against the Vedas and yagya etc. But the said president has not yet turned up and will never also because it has been a matter of last more than 10 years. Yet daughter we must hope for the best.

Rinkoo: Please tell me what is the meaning of name “RINKOO” & “TUSHITA”?
Swami Ram Swarup: Tushit word is used for a kind of deity (devta). Rinkoo is a sort of a English word and is used generally for a nick name of baby. There is an english word Rink and its meaning is an area of natural or artificial ice for skating.

Vicknesh: I have a doubt in Mahabharata. Pramatma says he goes to the path of Dharmabut while killing Ashwathma, he has guided to misguide his father. Is it dharma?
Swami Ram Swarup: When Abhimanyu entered in Chakrvyu then Abhimanyu was killed by several warriors in presence of Dronacharya leaving behind all the dharmas of war because it was settled by Bhisma Pitamaha before start of war that one warrior will fight with one warrior only, etc. which was not obeyed by Dronacharya, Karan, etc. so Dronacharya was dealt with such trick. Everybody must read Mahabharat written by Vyas Muni but Vyas Muni has written only 10,000 shalokas of Mahabharat epic and now about one lakh ten thousand false shalokas have been added.

Yogesh B. Wagh: If you know me then tell me when i free from mithya world?
Swami Ram Swarup: Daily hard practice of ashtang yoga, studying of Vedas and Yajna will give you the best result to be away from illusion (mithyavad). It will always require guidance from a Vedic spiritual master.

Yogesh B. Wagh: What is this? Why I am here? what is the purpose of my life? Who am I? If the ultimate goal of humankinds is mokshya that means the experiace of mokshya he already get that’s why he know mokshya is really Aananda that never ends. If this is true then why my position is so bad or why I am here?
Swami Ram Swarup: We have body but we are not body, we are soul, which resides in the body. We are here in human body
for the main purpose to realize God by following true Vedic spiritual path under guidance of a Vedic spiritual master. In the absence of Vedic spiritual master mostly people do not follow Vedic path. And hence are away from moksh.

Rahul: When we must do the naamkaran sanskarr?
Swami Ram Swarup: NAAMKARAN SANSKAR is done after ten days of birth i.e., on eleventh day. Because within ten days mother remains in room and then comes out. Thereafter it is done on 101st day watching the health of mother if she is weak within 11 days, then if a big function is to be organized to do this pious Yagya and it is considered to invite the relatives an others from far distance etc., then it is done in second year, i.e., just after completion of one year.

Assam Rao: What is the meaning of getting enlightment while meditating in a cave?
Swami Ram Swarup: Enlightment is realized not only in cave but can be realized in a room also in cities etc. But main
requirement to realize the same is to do ashtang yoga practice, Yagya, and listening of Vedas’/holy preach. Its meaning is to see the light with close eyes within the body (within heart/agyachakra) while meditating.

M P Lawat: What is your opinion about suicide?
Swami Ram Swarup: Invaluable human life is blessed by God to us for a long happy years i.e., more than 100 years or at
least 100 years. But it requires regular practice of ashtang yoga philosophy and Vedic preach which generally is not done by the people and hence the problem. To commit suicide is itself a great sin and must never be thought for the same even in the dream. One must be brave but as I have already told that due to lack of knowledge of spiritualism generally people are sick in such cases/tension etc. I will advice you first to consult medical authority and secondly to seek a Vedic spiritual master. I am away and cannot teach you personally.

Rakesh: Seek your advise should on what asan should we do meditation?
Swami Ram Swarup: Meditation is always on padam asan, siddhasan, sukhasan, please. These asans are more beneficial and
best for the meditation.

Vanisha: What does Mundan mean and when can we do it?
Swami Ram Swarup: Mundan means total hair cutting. If it is mundan ceremony of a new born baby which is called churakaram sanskaar in Vedas then it happens either within one year of age or within three years of age. And if somebody takes sanyaas then mundan is done. On death elder son or relative etc., do it. Otherwise anybody can perform mundan if he is interested.

Aditya: Can a person live bhramchari for whole life by doing yoga? Is it essential to get married?
Swami Ram Swarup: In Vedas there are four ashrams—- brahamcharya, Grihasth, Vanprasth and sanyaas. It is up to a person either he can be a neshthik bramhchari or sanyaasi for whole life direct from brahamchrya ashram or can follow the sequence, according to his ability and firm decision.

Ramesh Mehta: Why we pray so many & different deities in Hinduism?
Swami Ram Swarup: Due to lack of eternal knowledge of four Vedas, please. In four Vedas there is only one immortal Almighty and formless God, who creates, nurses and destroys the universe and He is only worshipable/adorable.

Rahul: In the Valmiki Ramayan page 32, shlok 6, 7 etc. Vishwamitra says Indra as “Sahashraksha sachipati”. What does this mean? He was the husband of Sachi. Then Sahashraksham should mean either thousand eyed or one eyed. But this doesn’t make sense according to Vedic philosophy.
Swami Ram Swarup: Shachi means wife of Indra. Shachipati means Indra. Sahastraksha means he who has thousand eyes i.e. alert from all sides (because a person cannot have more than two eyes). It is name of Indra and Vishu also.

Rahul: Ahalya got a curse to remain in the ashram doing tap. Later Ram came. Now this is a very very very long period. How can she do tap there without food, water? Was ahalya invisible? Because in shlok 16 on this page it says no sur or asur could see her? How is this possible? Also Gautam never told Ahalya that Ram can bring her back to normal life. Then how did
Vishwamitra tell ram to trouch her feet? Also, in shlok 8 on this page Indra is referred as Devraj. Well Indra was a normal man (as you told me earlier), and he does not have any quality of dev. Then why is he called Devraj by Vishwamitra?
Swami Ram Swarup: Ahilaya was a tapsvini woman i.e., visible and used to take kandmul, water etc., in the jungle. It is a deep knowledge that when any tapsvi or tapsvini attain the highest stage of spiritualism while doing practice of ashtang yoga then they attain a supreme light in their eyes and even on their face, where either sur or asur are not able to look continuously. This can be understood that no one can see the sun continuously. Ahilaya was wife of Gautam i.e., Rishi Patni in brahman tribe, whereas Shri Ram was in kashtriye tribe and according to the Vedas, Ram cannot touch Ahilaya by his (Ram) feet but he will have to bow before Ahilaya as usual. Normal man means a man who takes birth from parents. But he can be a tapsvi even.

Rahul: Now, while travelling with Vishwamitra Ram was tought Bala Adibala mantra. Was lakshman also allowed to learn them? Vishwamitra said to raM since you learned this no one can harm you and you will be strongest. Now if lakshman also learned it then he should be strongest. Same for other people who leanred it. Now how can several persone be strongets. Vishwamitra said Ram cleasrly that he would be the strongest. What about other people who leanred it?
Swami Ram Swarup: Vishwamitr ji went to king Dashrath to take Shri Ram only but King Dashrath at his own wish gave Lakshman along with Shri Ram. So Vishwamitr ji mostly used to address Shri Ram according to Shri Ram’s extra ordinary qualities also which are mentioned in the beginning of the Valmiki Ramayana. However surely Lakshman was also listening the education from Vishwamitrji.

R Singh: I read in many different books and also on internet that the number of Years in Kali Yug is 1250 years. I also read that the traditional interpretation (as you have provided on the website) of how many years there are in the yugas is wrong because of a miscalculation and misleading due to manu, and hence Kal Yug has shrunk by lot of years. Which one is correct?
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas are Swatah Pramaan (self-proof) whereas Shastras are Partah Pramaan. Geeta is also a Partah Parmaan. Shri Krishna has also told in shlok 4/1 of Geeta that the Vedic knowledge was given first to Surya then Manu, etc. And Manu Bhagwan has clarified in his Manusmriti about the periods and its calculation, which are unchangable please.

Rashmi Sahu: I have read a book on Maharathi Karna and I came to know that Rishi Vyas was the son of Maharishi
Parashar and Styavati, Later after his birth he was left by his parents. Is it true? After reading the book, I came to know lot of crimes against women were committed by Duryodhan and his brothers life abducting a beautiful girls/women to satisfy his desires etc. Is it true swamiji? How many astral planes are there?
Yes. It is true, and he was left in a river by his mother Satyawati and caught by Rishis in a Dweep, and he was nursed by Rishis. The corruption had been started by Duryodhan, Dushashan, Kanakshastri and Shakuni, included women insult, etc. and that is why the Mahabharat war took place to establish the fair Kingdom. As regards astral planes, i.e., theiosophy mentioning existence of counterpart of body, associated with oneself in life and surviving after death, it is not mentioned in Vedas.

Abhishek: Tell me about annmayakosh pran maya kosh manomaya and vigyanmaya kosh how these do the work and how to improve it what are the benefits of it please?
PRANNMAYKOSH= FROM PRANN WE REMAINS ALIVE. MAIN PRANN ARE TEN. SO THIS IS CALLED PRANNMAYKOSH. MANOMAYKOSH= SANKALP- VIKALP ARE GENERATED IN MANN. THERE ARE FIVE TYPES OF MANN. THIS IS CALLED MANOMAYKOSH. VIGYANMAYKOSH= VIGYANMAYKOSH IS WHERE, SOUL IS THERE. AND ANANDMAYKOSH = WHERE THERE IS GOD. One has to utilize all the kosh to realize God (to reach to Anandmaykosh) i.e., in Annmaykosh five senses and five perceptions are to do worship and pious deeds to realize God. Prannmaykosh, i.e., one has to do Pranayaam etc. Manomay i.e., control on mind. Vigyanmay, i.e., self-realization. Anandmaykosh i.e. by using four kosh, soul realizes God.

Praveen: What is meant by aham bramasmi?
Swami Ram Swarup: The meaning of Brahm Asmi is , “I am God”, i.e., soul is God, which is wrong according to Vedas.

Amul: Please define “UPANISHAD”.
Swami Ram Swarup: Up means near, NI means extract/conclusion, and shad means truth. i.e., to sit near the Guru and to
learn the truth. i.e., to realize God even through the Vedic preach of a spiritual Guru.

Rahul: Regarding the birth of dritrashtra, vidur and pandu, i heard that since ambalika closed her eyes she met vyas muni (after seeing his big beard etc), dritarashtra was born blind. And since ambika went pale pandu was born pale. and since servant was bold vidura had no problem. this looks unscientific.
Swami Ram Swarup: Now a days also baby takes birth with pale colour being patient of jaundice please.

Rahul: You said eklavya fought against pandavas in mahabart war. thanx for the knowledge. because i heard he never used bow again. Now, how can he use bow and arrow since his thumb was cut? Why did he fight against pandavas? is it because he was angry with arjun? Why did drona not accept eklavya? there was no caste system at that time. Vedas decide caste by quality. So how can Drona refuse to teach him?
Swami Ram Swarup: Without thumb everybody can fight either from bow by using finger, or without using bow. He fought against Pandavas at his own wish please. Dronacharya knew that Eklavya will fight against Pandavas, so he did not accept him as disciple.

Rahul: Regarding sambava mi uge yuge, I read in a site that yogeshwar krishna means if God desires he can take
rebirth but you said yogi can decide himself.
Swami Ram Swarup: The conclusion of Bhagwat Geeta Shlok mentioned by you is that yogi at his own accord can take birth.

Sharma: Should we chew on Tulsi leaves?
Swami Ram Swarup: Tulsi ka patta ek uttam Aushadhi hai aur ise chabana labdhayak hai.

Rohit: Please tell me What is the meaning of my name.
Swami Ram Swarup: Rohit means red colour, blood, kesar, etc.

Medha: What is the meaning of the word adhya?
Swami Ram Swarup: Adya means today.

Lav Raj Kumar: In answering Rahul’s question you have said that a fully accomplished yogi can decide when
he/she gets reborn next time. According to my undetstanding this can only be decided by God. Can you please explain in detail and clear my doubts?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes. You’re right only God decides but as per Yajurved mantra 3/55. This power has been decided by God to a yogi because the yogi gives the preach/full knowledge to devotees and without such knowledge nobody can get rebirth in human beings.

Sangram: I am a student. I am not able to focus on my studies.
Swami Ram Swarup: It is very much clear in Vedas that student must always concentrate on his study and health. He must awake early in the morning for walk and exercise. There are four ashrams in Vedas, brahamcharya, grihasth, vanprasth and sanyaas. You’re in brahamcharya ashram in which a student controls on his five senses, five perceptions and mind. because this pious action will further make his future bright in all pious fields. So at this juncture it is your moral duty to control yourself and devote full attention towards study and health. Vidyarthi means vidya + arthah. Vidya means to gain knowledge of education and spiritual together. Arthah means motto. So vidyarthi (student) means he whose motto is only to get higher education by devoting full attention, dedication and hard working. So please try to get your motto. It is a student who has to do study and no one else. Naturally obstacles come. So he is the student who himself overcomes the obstacles. A student has no time to spend anywhere else, either in a family or outside which he can avoid with his own firm desires. God is one who creates, nurse and destroys the universe. Though His names are several in Vedas but only one name told by a spiritual master serves the purpose and not many.

Shewan Ram: Please send me litreture on Satt Guru (Spirtual Master), comprises of: who, how & when sould adopt it? How to search a true Satt Guru in this Kalyuga?
Swami Ram Swarup: Spiritual master is to be adopted, however, in early age i.e., at the age of 6 to 8 but if it is not then at any age a person can go to his spiritual master. It is very clear in Saamveda mantra 252 that in a jungle animals search river to drink water, similarly mankind must go to spiritual master. It is not easy that a real spiritual master
will go to disciple.

A K Roy: What are the suitable dates of mundan ceremony?
Swami Ram Swarup: Mundan ceremony of child is held either the age within one year or then after completing two years but before three years. As regards suitable dates it can
be on any day which suits the family.

Aditya: I chatted with a yogi guru who told me that ASHATANG
YOG & HATYOG are against the nature. If he is right then should a person move against the nature? Didn’t not the nature punish a person for moving against it? How ashtang yoga & hatyoga are against the nature?
Swami Ram Swarup: Ashtang yoga is never against the nature please because the philosophy of ashtang yoga is mentioned in Vedas (Yajurveda mantra 7/4 also refers). He who says ashtang yoga against the nature, he does not know Vedas and yoga shastra. Patanjali rishi in Yog shastra sutra 2/29 also faithfully admires ashtang yoga.

Rahul Shah: Will you please explain what purvaj dosha is? What are its effects? and if somebody has been told that he has that dosha, what religious practice he should perform in order to remove it?
Swami Ram Swarup: There is only one dosh in reality that if our poorvaj (father, grandfather, grandmother etc., etc.,) are not aware of knowledge of Vedas and do not follow the path of Vedas. So we may correct ourselves to follow the path of Vedas.

R. A. Mandal: Who was Eklayvya and how is finger was cut?
Swami Ram Swarup: Eklavya was a warrior. He wanted to learn weapon training (Dhanush Bann) from Guru Dronacharya. Dronacharyaji refused then he accepted Dronacharya a Guru on his own and started practice of Dhanush Bann in jungle. When Dronacharya knew that Eklavya is better warrior than Arjuna in Dhanush Bann then Dronacharya asked for his thumb as a Guru Dakshina which Eklavya happily gave. Eklvaya fought against Pandvas in Mahabharat war.

Vandana Potdar: It is said that all Dharmas (religions) lead to one ultimate truth. Is it true? Then what is the difference between Hindu Dharma and other Dharmas? A great saint said, “Whatever exists in all other Dhamas is found in Hindu Dharma, but that which is not found in Hindu Dharma will not be found anywhere.” Please, comment on this.
Swami Ram Swarup: When a person really will start study of Vedas then only he will be able to know that there is only one God and His worship is done by performing holy Yajya from Ved mantras, name jaap, and practice of asan, pranyaam and meditation. i.E., ashtang yoga

Rahul: In Ramayan it is mentioned that Nard Muni knew the news of all 3 lokas. Here which lokas? dwi lok and antariksh lok news he know? that is not making sense?
Swami Ram Swarup: Narad knew the knowledge of Duylok, Antriksh Lok and Prithvi Lok which is also mentioned four Vedas, please.

Rahul: God is omnipresent. he is present every where even in the body of every one. Then why do you say that since God is there in the heart of ashtang yogi, he can say that he gavthe knowledge to vivaswa. (gita 4/1). Then even I can say that I gave the knowledge?
Swami Ram Swarup: God is everywhere, no doubt but all yogi know and all four Vedas say that God is realized in heart of a Yogi only. For example, water is everywhere on earth but will be of use only where it is available only in handpump or well, etc.

Rahul: Vedas should contain the knowledge of all truth. Now scientists have found out that the galaxies are moving apart from each other and hubble’s law is put forward. But Vedas dont have this knowledge. Then how can you say that Vedas contain all scientific knowledge? Again, if Vedas contain all knowledge, then all the ayurveda knowledge in charakas book should be there in atharvaved? but it is not there? Why? Has all the informatiuon in Paatanjal Yog Darshanm is there in Vedas? has all the pranayam, asans etc. mentioned in Vedas? if no how did Patanjali Muni know it? The word chitta has different meaning in Vedas (only mind) while in yog darshan it includes mind ego etc. How can pataanjali muni make different, leaning from Veda?
Swami Ram Swarup: How can you say that the law quoted by you is correct? So many theories of science have been changed but Vedas’ laws are still in fore in the universe and are unchangeable being made by unchageable God. Mann, mind and thinking are always changeable. So it is according to the Vedas that God given knowledge in Vedas is always true. Whatever knowledge is in atharvaveda it is given by God and Charak Rishi also took all the knowledge from atharvaveda. And whatever knowledge if added by Charak Rishi that will be collected by the Rishi through meditation and the same knowledge remains as a secret in the mantras. Patanjali Rishi was a philosopher of Vedas and whatever he has written he has written from Vedas and his own Knowledge gained in mediatation through Vedas. Yes all the asan and pranyaam are mentioned in Ved mantras but secretly which is seen by a complete Yogi that is why Rigveda says that he who is not able to know yoga philosophy and if he is not a complete Yogi he is not able to know the secret of Ved mantras. (Rigveda mantra 1/164/16 refers). No please, in Vedas everything is clear either chitta or mind etc., but to a Yogi only. So being a complete Yogi realizing God, Patanjali Muni has written hundred percent true.

Rahul: I read some where that Atharvaved is also called ATHARVANAVED. What is your view? I also got the reason. the reason is: Ramayan is formed by first letter of rigved (R) 2nd letter of Saamaved (ma) 3rd letter of krishna yajurved *(ya) and 4th letter of AtharvaNa Ved (NA). * yajurved is of 2 : krishna yajurved and shukla yajurved this is what I saw in a book. Since Na of ramayaNA comes only if we write atharvaNa Ved so that is more correct than Atharvaved. What is your opininon?
Swami Ram Swarup: The sanskriti which is eternal one must not be changed please. When four Vedas gives proof (Yajurveda mantra 31/7 also refers) that there are only four Vedas including atharveda AND NOT ATHARVAN TH en he must follow the truth. As regards Ramayana it may be coincident, but not deliberately and yet it may not change the fundamental law of God about Vedas. Vedas are self-proof. Can anybody give proof in Vedas of Ramayna?

Rahul: I asked you whwther you know anything of your previous birth. Will an ashtang yogi know of his all previous birth or only the last birth? Will he know all incidents of his previous births or some? will he now his name etc. etc. etc.?
Swami Ram Swarup: No comments please because no Yogi tells about it. He tells the knowledge of Vedas and yoga only.

Rahul: When pandu died Dritarashtra took the kingdom. You said in your gita that “unhone hadapli”. But how can you say that? when Pandu died surely he had to be the king as Pandavas and Kauravas all were children?
Swami Ram Swarup: As per Vedas and the rules in force in the kingdom of Shantnu/ Pandu, the blind person cannot be given throne. So when king Pandu went to jungle with his wives, Drishrashtr was made officiating king till the return of Pandu. Then Yudishtar was born in jungle and afterwards Duryodhan was born. So as per rule being elder only Yudishtar was entitled to be the king.

Rahul: Did dritarashtra and gandhari have 100 sons and 1 daughter? I mean there are many unscientific stories saying the embryo split into 100 etc etc etc. I mean did they properly have 100 sons and 1 daughter?
Swami Ram Swarup: Drishtrastr had eleven wives and he had hundred and one sons.

Rahul: Were pandavas sons of Pandu and kunti/madri naturally? There are stories that they are the son of yama/vayu/indra/aswin twins etc.
Swami Ram Swarup: Naturally please. Because law of nature cannot be changed.

Rahul: Pandu died when he was with Madri. I heard he was cursed by deer when he killed its partner. What is te correct story as a deer cant curse.
Swami Ram Swarup: Not deer please but a rishi who was sitting with his wife.

Rahul: If I see any elder person (parents, relatives, modern saints etc.) telling a false fact(may be due to lack of knowledge). Do I have the authority to correct them and tell them the correct fact?
Swami Ram Swarup: You may only show your views to them respectfully with proof of Vedas. Because mostly the present saints are lack of knowledge of Vedas and tell false. So when you will tell them the fact then automatically they start quarrel/dispute etc., etc., so please escape yourself by avoiding the same.

Rahul: There is the story that Vyas Muni was with Ambika. Ambika was shocked to see his condition (with beard etc etc) and Pandu was born. Ambalika closed her eyes while mating and dritarashtra was born being blind. Bheesma wont marry. Is this unsceintific story there in original Mahabharat with 10,000 shlokas?
Swami Ram Swarup: True story please and not unscientific. The Drishtrahstr etc., were born naturally.

Rahul: What is the scientific reason to sleep by keeping the face in the east?
Swami Ram Swarup: Nothing but spiritually please. Sun means light. Knowledge in the mind is also indication of light. So one should keep his head towards light (knowledge).

Rahul: who was the wife of Sri krishna? you said that vyasmuni was found by munis in a dweep. he was black and he was called krishnadwaipayan. So krishna has to be black. but krishna was born after vyas muni isn’t it?
Swami Ram Swarup: There is no relation of birth between Vyas muni and Sri krishna please. Name of Wife of Sri Krishna was Rukmanni.

Rahul: Can a ashtang yogi decide to take birth in the coming years? I mean can u decide that u should take birth next century? Because krishnasaid samba va me yugay yugay andyou told me that as a yogeshwar he can decide.
Swami Ram Swarup: A yogi can do this please.

Mrs. Padmaja Kulkarni: What are the small shlokas for young children? I have a 3-year old son.
Swami Ram Swarup: As per eternal knowledge of Vedas, all human beings have to worship Almighty God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. In the ancient times all children used to chant Gayatri mantras and in addition all other Vedmantras. So, I will advice you to each Gayatri mantra to your loving son for his bright future and long-life.

Simerjeet: When is yoga classes going to happen please?
Swami Ram Swarup: Now the classes will be held in the 4th week of April, 2006, please. But for advice anyone can come here at any time for a day or two.

Rahul: In the Valmiki Ramayan, several places Shivji is there. Rama with Viswamitra went to the ashram of Shivji. Here is shivji a saint? But when Parusuram blocked rama and family, and asks him to use the bow given, it is said that Parusama
looked like Shivji going to kill taragasur. Here, shivji can’t be a muni?
Swami Ram Swarup: As regards Shivji, please write every page number and shlok number where Shivji is mentioned. Shivji was a yogi and not the present Shivji who has snake in neck, etc. Shri Ram told Rishi Vishwamitr that the yogi Shivji did tapasya there and thus Shivji cannot be God except adorable yogi. On page 20 of Valmiki Ramayan, Vishwamitrji also told that this is the ashram of Shivji where we are taking rest. So yogi used to do tapasya in ashram to realize God. Parshuram ji had several fights with Kashtriye so is the case of Shivji, who killed Tripurasur. Shri Ram and Shri Krishna killed so many devils. Shiva word is also mentioned in all Vedas whose meaning is Almighty Formless God, who takes care of the universe.

Rahul: Hanuman ji (when he met Rama and Lakshman first), he asks whether they are any devtas. Also in the beginning of Ramayana Naradji tells Valmiki that Rama will even scare devtas when he is angry in war. Here what is the meaning of devtas?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes. Hanumanji correctly asked about Devta. In Vedas, Dev means he who is learned of our Vedas and so is abou the talk of Narad in the beginning.

Rahul: In the bhoomika of the book jagadishwaranand ji tells the correct meaning of dasarat and dasanan. He quotes
a shloka starting with dasasu…………….. I didnt understand what he meant. Can you explain it? He also says that the voice of Ravan can go to all 10 directions. Wat are 10 directions? I know only 4 directions (north, south, east and west).
Swami Ram Swarup: Ravana didn’t have ten heads. The meaning of word Dashrath is that the movement of the rath was all over in 10 directions without any obstacle. The ten directions are east, west, north, south, between east and south, between south and west, between west and north and between north and east, up and down. So, rath means rath by road and even by air, i.e. by aircraft. The movement of the Army is always by road, by ocean and by air.

Rahul: When valmiki ji curses a hunter in the beginning of the epic he tells a shlok begiing with NA NISHAD
PARISTANGA. What does it mean?

Rahul: You said that Mahabharat origibnally had 10,000 shloks out of which 4,400 were written by vyas muni and the
remaining by his disciples. But recently I read in a book that Scholars say original Mahabharat had only 8,800 shlokas. Later Gita, Viduropadesh etc were added to it.
Swami Ram Swarup: At present Mahabharat has about one lakh twenty thousand shlokas, i.e., one lakh ten thousand has been added.

Shewan Ram Naroo Rai Depal: What has been said in Geeta about having/adopting a Satt Guru? Is it neccessary 4 human being? Is there any possibility of salvation without having Satt Guru?
Swami Ram Swarup: It is not possible to get salvation without spiritual master and Geet shlok 4/34 & 35 also tells clearly about. I have explained this shlok in detail in one of the articles being published in a newspaper named Punrvaas in Delhi (India). In the said paper my article of every shlok of Geeta are being published weekly and upto now I have written upto shlok 3 of chapter 5. After compilation of chapter 6 these will be published in the shape of book as already published about two chapters giving name: Shrimad Bhagwatgeeta Ek Vedic Rahasya.

MSN Prasad: Based on bheeshma prathigyna….he should cooperate cent % to Kauravas but he told the secret of his death
to Pandavas. How can you justify this? He must fight with cent% cooperation to Kauravas.. he killed lakhs of pandavsena. But he did not tried against Arjun, etc. Finally he saw the Vanshnas in the name of dharma. Some pundits talk about PANCHAMA Veda. What it is called?
Swami Ram Swarup: Draupadi had a blessings from Bhisham not to kill five Pandavas which Bhisham Pitamaha did. He fought
against Pandavas cent percent. And he thus started killing the army of Panadvas daily to give victory to Kauravas. But before starting the war he told Yudhistar that he always will bless pandavas for their victory inspite of fighting against them. He also added that in case of any problem in victory Yudhisthir must come to him for discussion. During the war when the Yudhisthir went to Bhishma then Bhisham told that until he (Bhisham) is dead, Pandavas cannot get victory. That is why Bhisham told the secret of his death.

As regards vansh nash mentioned by you is not clear to me. Please clarify. However to kill the tribe is not a dharam, but to establish dharam/truth everything can be finished. As per atharvaveda and yajurveda mantra 31/7 also there are only four Vedas. If somebody is telling about five Vedas he is trying to hide the eternal culture which is a sin. When proof are there then why to talk without proof. And Vedas are not only meant for Hindus. This knowledge is eternal and originated in the heart of four Rishis of unsexual creation at the time of beginning of the
universe, when no other (present) religions exist. So Vedas are applicable for all human beings.

Reema Sharma: I want to getover with my fears and specially fear of being sick. Could you please suggest some
solution for this as this fear is effecting me and lingering with me.
Swami Ram Swarup: Fear of illness is itself a acute sickness. If one has fear with snake then naturally he will avoid
the places of snakes, etc. in this world we have to face the result of our deeds which have been done by us in our previous lives too. And if there is a deed (karma) which will give us sickness then our duty is to fight with the same bravely. And some sickness occur due to our own carelessness, like late awakening in the morning, eating oily, fried and stale food etc.,
not to do exercises daily, not to take plenty of water etc., etc. So we must be careful ourselves. Secondly the sickness which will come due to the result of our previous deeds can also be finished by doing real worship of God, performing daily Havan with Ved mantra and doing practice of yoga philosophy daily. One should never be bothered about sickness but must fight
against the same bravely.

Chirag: Please tell me whether any one has done black magic on me or not.
Swami Ram Swarup: Since there is no existence of black magic as per four Vedas, knowledge of which is direct from God, then question does not arise about black magic.

Dr. Arvind Dubey: Is there any description of jaundice and its treatment is found in Ved purans. In that literature it may be described by a name “Harimana”?

Swami Ram Swarup: There are four Vedas which are eternal and knowledge direct from God. And there are 18 purans which have been written by someone. Purans are not as per Vedas. In Atharvaveda there is description of jaundice and its medicine too. But the herbal can not
be searched in jungle now, please.

K. S. Raghavan: Aithareya upanishad, Isavasya upanishad explain that God created these cosmos out of himself and he entered it to reside in them. Should we consider this concept of creation as true or just imagination, sir?
Swami Ram Swarup: It is not mentioned there that God created out of Himself. As stated in Rigveda mandal 10 sukta 129. God creates universe by using prakriti as a material, just
like a potter makes pots from clay. And then He enters the universe not to reside but as usual at the time of creation. You’re advised to study one of my books, “Vedic satsang sangrah”, in Hindi, worth Rs. 51.00 excluding postal charges which will give you knowledge on the subject.

Ruee D. Pednekar: What was mahabharat is it a story or it really exist if yes will you please tell e the story/epic in detail as naes are the biggest confusion in it?
Swami Ram Swarup: Mahabhart is a reality because it has been written by Muni Vyas and no any Rishi or Muni tell lie. it is a big story and cannot be written here. However you can send your postal address and I will try to send story in short by post. Please also confirm if you know Hindi language.

Anandhi: As Bhagavan Krishna has said in Gita that whatever is happening is happening for good. Does it mean to say whatever is happening in our life is only for good ie; in future it will give good results. Is it right to say that whatever is happening is happening according to our fate. We should not be attached to this materialistic world , but how can we
live a life without attachment to the same. Because every body is worried about his future and this thought alone makes him worried and automatically attached to materialism. Kindly explain .
Swami Ram Swarup: A Yogi who knows Vedas because the writer of Geeta is Vyas Muni who was a philosopher of all Vedas and ashtang yoga can only explain the meaning of shlok of Geeta. So a philosopher of Vedas and Yoga can only tell the philosophy of Vyas and Sri Krishna. As you asked it is also a deep matter. In this shloka the meanings of Vedas are there. For example Yajurveda mantra 7/48 says that human being have only right to do karma, good or bad but result will be awarded by God in the shape of happiness or sorrows respectively. So meaning of the shloka is that God is awarding the result according to the karmas which is unchangeable and thus will have to be treated always good either sorrows or happiness, being the result of our own karmas. However luck can be changed under the
philosophy of Vedas by doing pious deeds, worship, yoga practice, hard working, etc., under guidance of a Yogi, who knows Vedas.

Jiten Sharma: I would have had a guru if one was available in my area. Swamiji, this is USA where gurus and swamis are only come to visit or stay/live in big cities. I live in Fresno, California. It’s among biggest cities, but it’s fame is low. I know very well the temple Punditji whom i get to see and talk pretty much on every Monday. Swamiji, however, education of today’s world provide knowledge and degrees so one could settle up with his/her life. To my understanding, I am not interested in living a life of material pursuits. In fact, i do not want to and 99% more likely would not marry or have kids. I am not looking my future to settle my life. My purpose rather seems to perform sadhna/bhakti/and to have a glance of Siri Param in this lifetime. Swamiji, i am no different than others. However, to me
this world and involvement in meterials is just an illusion/a game of Maya ji. I would be thankful of Ma Laksmi and Siri Vishnu, jinke ishaare pe Maya present hai, if i could land in India to do what 33 karor+ have done. Swamiji, I am waiting for that time when i’ll only
wear a ‘santri-chadar’ and find myself in deep devotion of Siri Aum. Swamiji, please advice me further. Please be my guru. Spare me with your gyaan. I would find myself thankful to learn from you.
Swami Ram Swarup: My dear Jitender, my blessings to you. I think I have sent you an article on Gurus and therefore Guru must be a learned who knows Vedas and ashtang Yoga
philosophy. pujari and so called pandits cannot be Guru. Because these pandits do not know about Vedas/Yoga and they have only to do statue pooja. The degrees and settlement of life to earn money is baseless till it is connected with spiritualism. Yajurveda mantra 40/14 and other mantras also state that human being must get progress simultaneously in both sides i.e., study and worldly matters/science and secondly in spiritualism. These progress must be together. Now the world is mostly after the materialistic articles leaving behind the
spiritualism. And this the reason for sorrows, corruption, injustice, baseless wars, etc., etc. Ram and several kings along with their public were philosopher of Vedas and Yoga as well as scientist, king, warrior, and the best family holder. One must take sanyaas after completing family life up to the age of 50 years but Vedas further clarify that if an
aspirant is really an ascetic then he can take sanyaas even at early age like 8, 9, 10 years etc., etc.

Lav Raj Kumar: According to my understanding polygamy is against the teachings of the Vedas. Then why Arya Kings like Dasrath and others had more than one wives or Draupati had more than one husband (if true)? Were they not following the Vedas?
Swami Ram Swarup: Draupadi had only one husband i.e., Yudhishthir and other four Panadavs had their own wives. More than one wife is according to situation and in the ancient
time it used to be at one’s own will, i.e., will of husband and wife both. The main object of marriage was/is either to get brave, honest, learned children for making nation strong and secondly main purpose was to co-operate each other to realize God. So in so many mantras Vedas permit but not for physical charms. Because love based on physical charm is harmful and not everlasting. About Draupadi false story is being spread. Though Arjuna won Draupadi in a competition. But at the time of marriage Yudhishthir told the father of Draupadi that I am elder brother of Arjuna and elder brother is married first. Immediately the father of Draupadi agreed to marry his daughter to Yudhishthir.

Rahul: Gita shlok 4/1 says that I gave the knowlege of yoga to vivaswan, vivaswan gave it to manu and manu gave it to ikshwaku. I have 2 doubts on this: 1. Krishna says that he gave the knowledge. But how can he give? It should be God gave. Then why does krishna say “I gave” ?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes you’re right. In Rigveda mandal 10 it is clearly stated that at the time of unsexual creation Almighty God gives the knowledge of four Vedas to four Rishis. Actually the Geeta is a little bit preach based on Vedas only as at that time there were only
four Vedas in force and no other religions of present time or books did exist. Sri Krishna and Muni Vyas were both philosopher of Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy, who have preached in Geeta. Actually Geeta is not a separate book. Vyas Muni wrote Mahabhart epic and Geeta is an extract of Bhisham Parv of Mahabhart epic. So true preach of Geeta can only be given by a
yogi who knows Vedas and Yoga philosophy like Muni Vyas and Sri Krishna. First Vedas do not accept avtarvad. Secondly Vedas tells qualities of almighty God and Rishis according to which God is formless and one. And Rishis/Gurus are those who knows four Vedas and ashtang Yoga. According to the qualities of a Yogi in Vedas, Yajurveda says that God is manifested in the heart of a Yogi and as per Vedas God states within the body of Yogi. So not Sri Krishna but almighty God within the body of Sri Krishna tells that HE (God) gave the knowledge of Vedas to Vivasvan.

Rahul: You told Ram suri that vivaswan was father of manu and not any surya dev. Now Vedas knowledge (containing yoga) was given to the hearts of 4 risbhis of unsexual creation by God himself. Then why does krishna say that “he” gave the knowldge of yoga to “Vivaswan”?
Manu and vivaswan was before the time of sri krishan isn’t it?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes Manu and Vibasvan were long before Sri Krishna. Rigveda mandal 10 clarify that the knowledge given by God to Agni, Vaayu, Aditya and Angira Rishis. The said Rishis were of unsexual creation. Here aditya means surya.

Rahul: You said that big bang theory is not acceptable by Vedas. But now all the galaxies are moving apart, so there should be a time when they were united? Is it mentioned anywhere in the Vedas that the galaxies are moving apart?
Swami Ram Swarup: No please galaxies will be moving apart, is not mentioned in Vedas.

Rahul: Krishna says that to maintain dharma he comes in every yuga (sambha va me yugay yugay)… what does he mea by that? how can he come again and again to maintain dharma?
Swami Ram Swarup: Avatrvad is not possible, please. So Sri krishna being a Yogeshwar can think himself about coming but not based on avtarvad.

Rahul: Krishna says that if we remember the name of God during death we will get moksha. Vedas say to practise ashtang yoga, do yajna and pious deeds. You said that practise makes perfect but is it mentioned in the Vedas that during death we must remember the name of
God? If a person who didnt do ashtang yoga, pious deeds, yajna etc but remembers the name of God during cdeath will he get moksha? According to gita he should isn’t it?
Swami Ram Swarup: Moksh is attained while alive and not just before or after death, please. Fundamental law of Vedas can not be changed based on which it is not possible, that
a person if remember name of God just before death will get Moksh. However the meaning of sholk of Geeta is an aspirant has been practicing yajna, yoga philosophy, chanting of holy name etc., then he will automatically remember God at time of death according to Yajurveda mantra 40/15.

Rahul: You said only a brahmachari can lift sudarshan chakr. Is it mentioned in the Vedas that there can be weapon which only a brahmachari can lift?
Swami Ram Swarup: When Vyas Muni says in Mahabhart about the sudarshan chakra to be lifted by a brahamchari then no doubt is left please because the views of Rishis are always authentic, as per yoga shastra sutra 1/7 and Samkhya shastra sutra 1/66.

Rahul: You said Brahma learned Vedas from the 4 rishis at the time of creation and spread it. Who is Brahma? How did this knowledge reach manu?
Swami Ram Swarup: Brahma was a person who took birth from parents. Knowledge reached to manu as you mentioned above as per geeta shlok 4/1.

Komal: Why is Shri Ram’s body blue in some pictures? Does the represent something significant?
Swami Ram Swarup: Sorry I cannot comment, please. However authentic Ramayana is of Rishis Valmiki ji which does not tell such colour.

Sagar Anmalla: You said that soul takes body as per deeds and in this new life he faces sorrows and hapiness. But if a person has done lot of bad deeds in the past life, he will face lot of sorrow in this birth but this person who is not aware that why I am facing so many sorrows. Is he fair that he is suffering because of something he doesn’t know?
Swami Ram Swarup: Actually if a person will be doing a lot of bad karmas in the past life then he will not get human body. And if a person is facing sorrows in human life due to past karmas and does not know the reason, then it is his another sin that after taking human
body he is not getting spiritual path of Vedas. And such person will do deeds and may think that he is doing good deeds at his own but decision will be taken by God that whether the deeds were according to Vedas or not. So Vedas knowledge is must, for which only the human body is blessed. To not know knowledge is also a sin and thus his fault. Human body is meant to get spiritual knowledge in which a person will automatically know about previous, present deeds. However one can put question that how he will know about Vedas/spiritualism. In this connection it is clear in Vedas that at the time of taking birth in human body God sure will give a chance to the person to go to a learned man to get preach. Now it is up to him to continue the path of spiritualism or not otherwise God can be blamed, which is not possible. In most of the cases personal even after listening the true preach are keen to gather the materialistic article, pomp and show and worldly affairs for which he is punished.

Saugendra Mandal: Who was parsuram,how dhanus (bow & arrow) came to the place at dhanusadham,near to janakpur nepal. Who brought that dhanus and why raja janak was assured
that those who broken the dhanus,sita was married with them?
Swami Ram Swarup: Parshuram was a rishi. He was a learned warrior also. It is a long history which can not be briefed here. About the dhanush at Nepal, it is not known please. The dhanush is stated to be of Shivji. The dhanush was strong, had weight. Normal warrior was not
able to lift the dhanush. Sita Mata, the daughter of king Janak was also a strong one amongst the all women or all girls at that time. Valmiki ji in his Ramayana, has stated Mata Sita as , “VIRYASHULKA and a girl equivalent to DEVKANYA”, on this the Janak was worried to choose a suitable match who is strong as the Sita was. So king Janak decided that he would marry her
daughter Sita to the prince who will lift the dhanush because naturally the prince will be a strong person.

Yagya Datt: Today there is a lot of publicity of pranyaam. However, a lot of pranayaams popular today have not even been discussed by Maharishi Patanjali in Yog Darshan. These have been described in Hathyog Pradipika, Gherand Sanhita, etc. Should these pranayaams be done?
Swami Ram Swarup: You’re right. There is a wave now a days to do asan and pranayaam and mostly the saints are earning money for the same. But in my view this all is harmful. Even in four Vedas there is no mention of such huge asans and pranayaam. The proof are Vedas and six shastras. Vyas Muni in his comments on Patanjali yog darshan sutra 2/46 (sadhan pad) has
advised padamasan, virasan, bhadrasan, swastik, dandasan, saupashreya, paryank, kraunchnishdan, hastinishdan, ustrnishdan, samsansthan, sthir, sukh asan and yatha sukh asan.
Secondly Vyas Muni in sutra 2/49,50,&51 states that when perfect attainment on asan (asan siddhi) is achieved then pranayaam is done, i.e., now the breathing system is easily stopped . There are three types of pranayaam — 1.Bahya, 2.Abhyanter, 3. Stambhvritti And when out
and inner subjects are left then it is called fourth pranayaam. Rishis Patanjali as well as Muni Vyas 2/52 clarify that the pranayaam is only done to burn the illusion. And asans are done to begin the pranayaam. Patanjali Rishi and Vyas Muni say that when an aspirant needs no efforts to do asans and have attained the stage to concentrate mind/ chitta in Almighty God and asan are done easily automatically then it means the aspirant has got perfection in asan
(asan siddhi). Now both the rishi conclude that asan and pranayaam are meant only to realize God and not to get good health or to finish the diseases etc. So mostly the present saints are earning the money and I think they have diverted the attention of people towards false health and have uprooted the real eternal knowledge of ashtang yoga philosophy the aim of which was only to realize God. So it is very dangerous stage of the world. Yajurveda mantra 7/4 (and all Vedas) says “UPYAAMGRIHITAH ASI, URUSHAYA MAGHWAN SOMAM PAHI ANTAH YACHH” i.e., O! aspirant you have to do ashtang yoga practice, do pranayaam, and attain assets of yoga philosophy/salvation. So in Vedas and shastras there is no mention to do asan or pranayaam to attain good health. Good health will automatically when you will do hard practice of ashtang yoga i.e., Yam, niyam, asan, pranayaam, pratyahar, dharna, dhyan and samadhi. Atharvaveda says
that if anyone will steal little bit portion of yoga/Vedas knowledge then I will crush him by feet and will thus give them death punishment. I.e., for example a rat cuts a little bit portion of shirt and takes away the same then it is clear the rat has taken little bit portion not shirt in full. So is the case of ashtang yoga and Vedas knowledge. The most of present false yoga teachers who are against the Vedas have started teaching a little bit ashtang yoga
portion (mainly asan, pranayaam, and meditation and even against Vedas and yoga shastra) to give them temptation of health etc. , whereas our Indian wrestlers have/had good health by doing Indian exercises, so we must not kill our eternal culture.

Richard Kollmar: With delight I read your message confirming that the Vedas are open to be studied by all human beings who, indeed, have the responsibility to learn them. Now I
wish to know your thoughts about the practical aspect. It is written that the Gayatri mantra is the key that unlocks the gateway of the Vedas, as well as the prayer of inestimable value for the purification and wellbeing of all. This mantra is conferred upon the beginning student by the guru in the sanskaar of upananyana wherein the thread and staff are bestowed. Without knowledge of Gayatri, there can be no practice of twice-daily oblations. Outside of India it is not always easy even for an Indian to have access to the sanskaars, much less others. Some pandits are reluctant to initiate foreigners, believing that the rites of passage are for those born in Bharata only. For the sincere non-Indian seeker, how to hear the Gayatri from the mouth of a learned and holy person?

Swami Ram Swarup: There are two ways to listen Gaytri mantra which is in three Vedas. Either one must come before a learned guru who knows Vedas or at present audio cassette can serve the purpose, please. So it depends upon you to select the way. I have also written some
books on Vedas in Hindi and two books on yoga philosophy in english. If you know hindi then the book will sure be beneficial for you to know much about the Vedas. My blessings are with you and you’re always welcome.

Meenakshi: I want to know about ayurveda? It is a component of which Veda? and all about ayurveda?
Swami Ram Swarup: Ayurveda is a separate book. Written by Charak Rishi there is another book named Charak samhita. Vedas are only four. However in Atharvaveda there are mention much about medical science and medicines. Charak Rishi also took knowledge from Vedas.

Assam Rao: Please tell me that when God created 4 rishis of unsexual creation then from
where the other people of the world came in the absence of woman bcuz the generation is created from the man and woman.
Swami Ram Swarup: The creation is eternal and automatic. This creation took place about one arab 96 crore 8 lakhs and 53 thousands years ago. The men and women were then created together. Amongst all, God chooses four men and generates knowledge of four Vedas within their

Vandana Patel: I have now found out that I have a Rahu Grah Dasha, and that is the reason for all the problems.
Swami Ram Swarup: Actually as per Vedas there is no rahu, ketu, shani, graha etc. So please do hard job towards right path and you’ll get success. You should also chant gaytri mantra both times daily.

Kashmira: Can a married woman chant Gayatri Mantras? I have heard that married women should not chant Gayatri Mantras.
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes please, girls , women can also chant Gaytri mantra and even all Ved mantras. The same has been preached in four Vedas. Actually the peace and salvation and worship is a matter of soul and not body. Body is blessed by God for doing pious deeds but
the result even through the body will be borne by the soul. God is a supreme judge and gives always justice. So how he can separate woman for not chanting Gaytri mantra to get peace and salvation.

MSN Prasad: In Mahabharat Bheeshma, Dronacharya, etc. fought aganist Pandavas/the Dharma whereas in Ramayan Vibhishan left his brother Ravan and joined hands with Ram and finally he was resposible for Ravan’s death. How can you justify Vibhishan & Bheeshma?
Swami Ram Swarup: Vibhishan was brother of Ravana and was thus prince and was entilted to eat, live and enjoy every thing. But Dronacharya and his son Aswathama were not relative of Duryodhan. They took all goods to live upon from kingdom, whose king was Dhrishrashtra. So
according to their principle they could not be thankless of the kingdom. Bhisham was grandfather of both Karauv and Pandav, but when his father Shantnu was king then his father wanted to marry Satyawati. But father of Satyawati first asked to fulfill his condition. In that Bhisham took oath that he will not marry and will not become emperor and will always protect the kingdom. So Bhisham as per his oath could not go with Pandavs. Yet before starting the war Bhisham and Dronacharya gave blessings only to Pandavas that they will win the war. Even Bhisham clearly told Yudhishtar that if there becomes any problem he could come to him. And Yudhishtar went to Bhisham then Bhisham told the secret to kill him (Bhisham) to win the war. So the above mentioned dignitaries cannot be blamed.

S. K. Mandal: How, Mandal (dhanuk) is originated or, what does the dhanuk means. As I belongs to this caste. So, i want to know about the meaning and origination of this caste.
Swami Ram Swarup: As per Vedas there is no caste system. Yet tribes observed the gotras since long and must be observed now. Dhanuk means rainbow which one is charming and a sign of happiness.

Anant Potdar: Is there a great difference in adwait and vishishtadwait?
Swami Ram Swarup: Present advait by Shankracharya means there is only God and nothing else like soul and universe. And vishisht advait by Ramanujacharya says that advaitvad is not true. But God, souls and universe are separate from each other. Soul and universe are smallest body of God.

Isha: How and when can I volunteer at this mandir?
Swami Ram Swarup: You may please first ask your parents to permit you and then you may send your particulars with your firm aim to volunteer at this mandir.

Arun: Is sharirak sutra, Braham Sutra and Vedant darshan are the name of the same shastra?
Swami Ram Swarup: Brahm and Vedanta darshan are same, please.

Arun: I read in one of the book written by you that every soul has to face the result of good and bad karmas. Now suppose a soul has to take birth in a human body today and in the present life the person does all the pios deed. So at the time of his death the soul has a balance of good karma only (including sanchit and prarabdha karma). Does this soul has to take birth again to face the result of those good karmas? or does he get salvation?
Swami Ram Swarup: It depend upon the type of pious karmas, please. Study of Vedas, too perform holy yajna and hard
practice of ashtang yoga with aim are the pious deeds which burns the whole previous karmas and aspirant gets salvation, if h gets samadhi, otherwise he will get rebirth. Result of pious karmas will be a happy life with all assets etc., and while availing the pious deeds he will finish his pious deeds too if he will not increase worship etc., stated above.

Guruprasad: According to some, God has taken avatar to teach mankind the true path. This does not mean he becomes
dependent. NASA has caputured the bridge built to Sri Lanka by Rama and his army. The lord also says, sambhavaami yuge yuge..
So could there be a possibility that Ramavtar did happen.
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas do not accept avatarvad please and as I have already clear from fundamental law of Vedas that
it is even not necessary. How it can be imagined that God will take assistance to cross the ocean by bridge when he is everywhere and formless. The God has unlimited qualities which are unchangeable. So how God will change His famous quality of being omnipresent.

Praveen: What can make a man happy and/or be at peace?
Swami Ram Swarup: Honesty, pious deeds, worship, hard working towards right path and daily practice of yoga philosophy, will sure make a man happy with peace, please.

Meenakshi Sundaram: Please tell special mantras for amavasi and poornima for daily havan.

Assam Rao: What is the difference between shlok and mantra?
Swami Ram Swarup: Shlok are always man/Rishi made whereas Ved mantras are the knowledge direct from God, please.

Richard Walker: The spiritual tradition popularly known as Hinduism is more properly called Sanatana Dharma, and is often said to be universal and primordial. At the same time,
Veda is closely associated with Bharata, inextricable from its culture. Can non-Indians can enter into the knowledge and practice of Veda and Yoga? If so, where ought we begin? Thank you for your attention to this question.
Swami Ram Swarup: SaNATAN means eternal. Actually the eternal knowledge is meant for whole universe/humanity and not hindus alone. Vedas are eternal like God, souls and prakriti.

Rahul: I have some doubts on creation. The first man to be created is Manu isn’t it? Is the first women shradha? If this is true then u said that at the time of creation Vedas knowledge occured in the heart of 4 rishisn of unsexual creation. were these risnis after manu or before manu? Well there is the big bang theory which states that all the galaxies were once joined together then explosion happened all the matters of universe send to different parts? what is your opinion? the proof os this is that now all the galaxies are moving away from each other. So there should be a time when all of them were joined
Swami Ram Swarup: To know the truth always Vedas are considered as a self-proof. So, as per mandal 10, sukta 129 of Rigveda, Almighty God creates the universe but no name except the eternal names of four Rishis, i.e., Agni, Vaayu, Angira, Aditya, are mentioned in Vedas to whom knowledge of four Vedas was originated. However, Manusmriti shlok 1/23 further describes that Brahma achieved knowledge of four Vedas from the said Rishis then he spread further. In this connection, Bhagwat Geeta shlok 4/1 and Rigveda mantra 10/181/1,2 also refers and no name like Shradha exists. Vedas do not accept Big Bang theory.

Arun: Should meditation be done while sitting in some aasan ? or can it be done while standing or lying down in some aasan?
Swami Ram Swarup: Siddhasan and Padamasan are only the best for meditation.

Arun: It has been said that Mahabharat was written by Rishi Ved Vyas and it had only 10 thousand shaloks and later on people kept on adding new (most of them were false) shaloks to it. Bhagwad Geeta which is based on Vedic knowledge is also part of Mahabharat(18th Chapter), so is it possible that some false shaloks have been added to Gita also?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes please. It may be possible but while studying Geeta by a Yogi, he can only tell the truth. Geeta, as you know, is written by Vyas Munii. Vyas Muni was a Yogi and a philosopher of Vedas. So, nowadays, it is compulsary that a yogi, who has practised ashtang yoga in full and knows Vedas philosophy like Vyas Muni can only brief Geeta’s shlok truly.

Sarah: I have missed this years date for Yoga Camp, very regretably. Are there future gatherings this year and
can I have information for the next year?
Swam Ram Swarup: Yes please. A Yoga camp will now be held for Ten days from last week of April 06 please. And you’re welcome.

Manish: In the 12th Chopai of Shree Hanuman Chalisa, Shree Tulsidasji clearly states that, “Raghupati (Shree
Ram) Kinhi Bahut Badhai… Tum Mam Priya Bharat Hi Sam Bhai..” in that, Shree Ram Praises Shree Hanumanji for bringing the Sanjivani plant that saves Shree Lakshman, and with utter delight Shree Ram continues to compliment Shree Hanumanji saying that you are as dear to me as My Brother Bharat..’ Can you please explain to me why Shree Ram compares Shree Hanumanji to Saint Bharat and no other brother or persons close to him?
Swami Ram Swarup: At that time actually Bharat became famous by sacrifying kingdom. Bharat had a oath also that if Sri
Ram will not come back on the due date after expiring fourteen years exile then Bharat will commit suicide. Bharat also went to jungle to request Sri Ram to come back. Bharat also did not agree with the views of Kaikayi. And he even made anger on Kaikayi that why she asked Ram to go to jungle. So at that time everybody was praising Bharat i.e., why Sri Ram compared Hanumaan with Bahrat. Otherwise Sri Ram loved all brothers equally.

Assam Rao: Tell me about the concept of PATAAL?and about the concept of reward and revenge of our good and evil deeds?
Swami Ram Swarup: Pataal lok is not a lok inside water etc., it is another part of a earth just opposite to India. Human being is free to do good or bad deeds. But result is always awarded by God. The deeds according to Vedas, shastras and holy books are pious and against the same are sins. The pious deeds gives happiness/merriment whereas sins gives sorrows, problems etc., etc.

Assam Rao: What is the concept of several janms?
Swami Ram Swarup: The soul is eternal and immortal. Based on the previous deeds soul comes into womb and thus takes
birth to face the previous life’s deeds.

Navin Chandra: Please explain the difference between Brahman, Dvija and Vipra.
Swami Ram Swarup: Brahman means who knows Vedas and has realized God by doing hard practice of ashtang yoga. Dvija means Dvi + Ja = second birth. So first birth is given by parents and when a child take diksha from a brahman then the brahman i.e., acharya becomes his
spiritual father. So this is his second birth and thus he becomes dvija. Vipra means learned person, who knows Vedas.

Survivor: Which direction should a bed face for peaceful sleeping?
Swami Ram Swarup: The head must be towards east please.

Swarendra Sahasrabuddhe: As you said every person has to face/suffer the sanchit karma in his life. Unless the sanchit karma is burnt a person cannot get salvation. Therefore
to burn/suffer the past deeds, logically a person should be having long life. Then why we see persons having shorter life span. As you said, according to Vedas, the minimum life span
is 100 yrs and maximum is 400 yrs and one can increase his life span by practicing Ashtanga
yoga etc., but it is not clear what determines the life span of a person at the time of birth. Please clarify.
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas clearly say that life becomes long for those who perform daily holy yajna and do yoga asan, pranayaam and meditation. This worship also burn sanchit karmas etc. At the time of birth time, age is according to previous birth deeds. It may up to
hundred years.

Rahul: You told that sudarshan chakra was so heavy that ashathama couldn’t even lift it. Then doesn’t it mean that Sri Krishna had super power? What about Bhima? how did he have super power. Isn’t it against Vedas?
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas are eternal knowledge direct from God and are self-proof. Up to Mahabhart time everyone mostly
was following Vedas at every field. As regards sudarshan chakra sri Krishna furhter told ashwathamam that only a brahmchari even in griasth (even in family life) is only able to lift the same. Sri krishna addedd that Arjuna used to lift the sudarshan chakra.

Rahul: You refer krishna as Yogeshwar. What is the meaning of Yogesjhwar? If he was a yogi, then he should follow
ahimsa isn’t it? But I don’t think he followed ahimsa.
Swami Ram Swarup: Yogeshwar means who studied Vedas and did hard practice of ashtang yoga and attains merriments of Yoga (Yajurveda mantra 7/4 refers). Sri Krishan was a King and a King has a right to punish the culprit according to Vedas, that is why Sri Ram killed Ravana.

Yagya Datt: If we worship God, would God forgive our bad works?
Swami Ram Swarup: If a person starts the study of Vedas, performs holy yajyen, and do practice of yoga philosophy evne while discharging family, moral duties then sure God showers His mercy.

Yagya Datt: Is there is history in Vedas?
Swami Ram Swarup: No please. Vedas give fundamental knowledge of every subject of universe.

Luv Raj Kumar: I have read the references that you have given and know the length of each yug. The question still remains as to why is each yug made of w, x, y, and z number of years and not some other numbers? Do these numbers coincide with some celestial evets or something of this sort?
Swami Ram Swarup: The creation of universe by Almighty God is eternal and automatic at a fixed time. Rigveda mandal 10 says that the creation is usual after destruction and will ever be same in every universe, i.e. unchangable. So nothing can be told about the numbers, etc. Can any question that why we are alive on oxygen and why not carbondioxide? Because this system is unchangeable please.

Praveen Singh: Should one stay and/or accompany someone who does wrong? If yes, when so?
Swami Ram Swarup: We must avoid bad society always please.

Kanil: I have to ask that if person has done something wrong in his life and want to do prashchit (repent) he knows that he did wrong but he scared that what he did wrong he will get one day back, but can’t sleep at night.
Swami Ram Swarup: Forgetting will not serve the purpose please. Rigveda mantra 1/31/6 says that if a person leaves doing sins in future and starts worshipping God, God blesses him.

Rajni Kalra: Your opinion on Vaastu Shastra and its teaching of directions, etc.
Swami Ram Swarup: In Vedas, there is no Vaastu Shastra matters, etc. However, the house must be airy, and sunny with cross-ventilation. One should awake early in the morning so it will be better if while sleeping, your head is towards east (rising sun). The lunch, dinner must be taken as you wish. Wealth and health is always gained by doing hard work and pious deeds. Mirror will do nothing, otherwise it could have been mentioned in Vedas, shastras, Valkimi Ramayan, Mahabharat and upanishads, etc. Luck is based on hard-working and pious deeds. Direction also does not effect but deeds effect life.

Jignesh Pandya: Please describe me about “PRANAYAM”in detail.
Swami Ram Swarup: There are so manykind of pranayam like chandr, suryabhedi, bhastra, bahayantr, abhayantr, kewalkumbhak, etc., etc. But this knowledge is always given in presence with certain important guidance, otherwise it
may give harm also.

Niren Joshi: Is anything mentioned in the Vedas about the earth, universe as it existed more than 5000 years? What I mean is – archeologists find human skeletons which are 20 or even 40 thousand years old.
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes. Vedas tells about DWULOK (PLANETS), PRITHVI LOK (EARTH) and ANTRIKSH LOK (SPACE). The life came on the earth about one arab 96 crore, 8 lakh, 53 thousand years ago. When the universe was created and the knowledge of four Vedas originated in the heart of four Rishis by God.

Niren Joshi: What about life on other planets? Do Vedas give any clues to life on other planets or other galaxies?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes. Vedas say lives’ on other planet.

Niren Joshi: Why our epics are restricted to only the Indian sub-continents? Was there no knowledge about the other
continents at that time?
Swami Ram Swarup: Up to the Mahabhart war i.e., about 5300 years ago four Vedas, six shastras, upnishads, Ramayana, Mahabharat and ancient holy books were applicable to whole human beings on the earth because there remained one king who controlled the whole earth and was named Chakrvarti Raja (Universal Monarch) but Vedic philosophy after Mahabharat war was dimmed and with the result so many religions have come into existence and Hindus were only made applicable to read the abovesaid epics, etc.

Niren Joshi: Didnt the rishis know about Egypt, the pyramids, etc? Shouldnt Vedas contain ALL knowledge and explain
Swami Ram Swarup: Pyramids and epics etc. are historical events whereas Vedas are enteral knowledge and thus has no reference of history or story, etc. Vedas tell fundamental laws and universe and knowledge right from straw to Almighty God.

Niren Joshi: Another question concerning cow milk – isnt it cruel to drink the milk which is meant for the calf? Today, cows are given injections to increase milk production, and their calves are taken away from them and denied
the milk that is their birth-right. Shouldnt humans discontinue this cruel practice?

Swami Ram Swarup: We have to follow the eternal knowledge of Vedas only. Vedas say that cow milk is meant for human beings. Some portion of that milk is for calf. Such injections to the cow is a violence and now allowed in Vedas.
Rahul: Tell me the correct meanin of ishwar and bhagwan
Swami Ram Swarup: Ishwar means who have all luxuries, merriment, etc. and he is God. The meanings are always based on authentic knowledge of Vedas/shastras. And not based on self creation. In Atharvaveda mantra 3/16/5 the meaning of bhagwan is
God . the literal meaning of bhagwan is glory, fortune, wealth, supremacy, grandeur, majesty, greatness, etc., etc.So meaning of bhagwan is he who has all such divine qualities. The another meaning of Bhagwan is also “a Yogi” who after worshipping God by yoga philosophy and by studying Vedas etc., attains all such divine qualities but such Yogi cannot create the universe. So a Yogi is not Brahm but equivalent to braham. And is addressed as Bhagwan. Dhan + wan = dhanwan. Dhan means assets and wan means holder, so dhanwan means who holds assets, money etc. similarly Bhag+ wan = bhagwan. Bhag means as mentioned above
i.e., glory, etc., etc. So he who holds glory etc., etc., he is called bhagwan and he is a rishi/Yogi. So Sri Ram and Sri Krishna and any rishi Muni like Pipplad, Vyas, etc., can be called Bhagwan.

Luv Raj Kumar: In your book “Pratanjali Yogdarshanm” on page 17 you have mentioned the names of some of the “chakravarti kings”. One of them was Bhagirath. In this book on page 17 you have written that with his great tap King Bhagirath created Ganga on the earth. I cannot understand this. He being a human being cannot be a creator of such a land mark and that too only by tap. This sounds against the teachings of the Vedas. If there is water on high ground it is bound to run down and find its way to the sea or lake, there is no need to create a river for it. Water will do this itself.
Swami Ram Swarup: In daily preach of Vedas I try to tell the secrets of ancient epics and Ved mantras. So ganga means ida nadi and jamuna means pingla nadi and sarswati means sushumana nadi. Any yogi when becomes able to cross this nadi by pranayaam then he realizes merriment (Brahmanand). Usually nodopy cross this ida (ganga), but Bhagirath did tapsaya and crossed this ganga means he brough ganga on earth. And not the ganga full of water flowing through Haridwar.

MSN Prasad: Now, how can you justify the Killing of Vali (from behind tree) by Lord Rama?
Swami Ram Swarup: According to the religion, a person who even looks with bad intention to daughter, sister or wife of brother or wife of son, he is entitled for punishment by a King. Sri Ram was a prince and he punished Vali according to Vedas because Vali made wife of his younger brother Sugriv as his own (Vali’s) wife.

Swarendra Sahasrabuddhe: What decides the lifespan of a person?
Swami Ram Swarup: Long and short life is always based on present deeds, pious or bad. According to philosophy of Vedas, everybody has been awarded minimum life of 100 years and maximum 400 years (Yajurveda mantra 36/25, 3/62 refer). Suppose a newly born baby who is awarded minimum 100 years of age but has to face a bad deed of previous life, etc. at the age of 30 or more or less, in which he is to be dead then he will be dead. Bu Vedas say that before experiencing the death, if a baby since his childhood had been doing pious deeds like study of Vedas, doing holy Yajna and Yoga practice, etc. then he will not meet with death and he can take his life upto 400 years or less, as per his pious deeds result of which is awarded by Almighty God.

Sheela Rao: The goal in life per all scriptures and spirtiual guidance is to reach Salvation via knowing Inner Self or reaching the Unmanisfested by letting go of desires and Vasanas that cause rebirth. How did the first Vasana develop? Why was man created by God, if goal was to reach and know God afterall?
Swami Ram Swarup: This answer is a Rigveda mantra 10/129/4 wherein God says that when the universe is created and unsexual human beings are created then first seed in the human beings was of desire. So only learned person of Vedas kills the desire and become ascetic. Atharvaveda say that desire/attachment is an automatic quality of soul. After birth, according to the previous deeds/present pious deeds or bad deed either he will be attached with illusion or with God. So soul is free to do either good or bad deeds but according to Yajurveda mantra 7/48 the result will be awarded by God accordingly.

RedkersSapne: I want to know what is truth behind sudarshan chakra, ie on what principle it was working. If I want to
achieve such sudarshan chakra, what I should do?
Swami Ram Swarup: Sudarshan chakr was a weapon used only in war. It may be considered just like a missile which hits the target and comes back. So Sudarshan Chakras technique was like a said missile and only scientists can make such missile. It was so heavy that once Ashwathama, son of Dronacharya requested Shri Krishna to give him Sudarshan chakr. Sri Krishna told you can take/lift it. But Ashwathama, after using his full power even could not move the same for half inch too and went away without Sudarshan Chakr.

RedkersSapne: I want to know exactly when Krishna took birth.
Swami Ram Swarup: Sri Krishna took birth before 5300 years in Dwapur Yug but the exact date is not known. Now it is 2005 AD and Sri Krishna took birth before 5300 years.

Yagya Datt: By which pranayaam we can control on our hunger?
Swami Ram Swarup: Actually every pranayaam increases hunger. After long practice, when an aspirant becomes able to control his five senses, five perceptions and mind then the rsult of hard practice of ashtang yoga, the hunger is decreased.

Manjiree Gokhale: What is the difference between naad and vak or vani?
Swami Ram Swarup: Naad is heard within the body in the same of bell, etc., while meditating. Vak and Vani are same and are pronounced by mouth.

Assam Rao: As you say that God is one then who are shiv vishnoo ram krishn etc. what about your opinion about them are the avtaars of God or generally none?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yajurveda mantra 32/1 says that God is one but His names are several. For example water, payah, jal,
apah, are all the names of one water. Similarly Shiv, means who cares and do welfare of human beings. So Shiv is name of God. Similarly Vishnu means omnipresent. So Vishnu is also name of God. Sri Ram and Sri Krishna were Yogeshwar and equivalent to God but not God. As regards I have written a lot on the web site that avtar is not possible.

Anonymous: I have made thousands of sins in my life, will still God will forgive me I go in his total sharan.
Swami Ram Swarup: In Rigveda it is mentioned that God starts help for those also who are sinner but have started real
worship and will stop doing sins in future.

Rupal: I recently heard a lecturer say that hipoccrates and other french scientist had the concept of the mind (brain) as the thniking tank, and hence one of the major organs. However, I was telling them that in the bhagwat gita, krishna says that mind is the seed of happiness, sadness,… He wanted to know more details on this. Can you post it so I may be able to give it to him?
Swami Ram Swarup: There are four things in inner body — mann, buddhi, chita and ahankar and works of each are
different whereas the scientist is talking for brain only. So correct reply cannot be given please.

Mawaram Supan: In the Tulasidas Ramayana, is the invocation in Sanskrit or Hindi? Is Satsangh a moving holy place?
The conversation between Lutchman and Nishaad, the boatman, what did Lutchman say to Nishaad? Where should we place the light of Raam Naam?
Swami Ram Swarup: In awadhi lanugage please. Not moving holy place. Satsang means the true speech from a learned spiritual master. And speech can be delivered at any place. Nishad wanted that in the jungle Sri Ram, Mata Sita and Lakshman must take sound sleep in the night for which Nishad requested to Lakshman. But Lakshman replied that he knows his duty. Lakshman added that when Sri ram and Mata Sita are sleeping on the ground then it is not his duty to sleep also, to live or to take any comfort. The light of Ram naam must be placed in our heart.

Durga Dutt Kumar: Who can we be a sant?
Swami Ram Swarup: By following path of brahamcharya and becoming true ascetic and taking preach and knowledge of Vedas
and ashtang yoga philosophy to worship God from a learned spiritual master who knows Vedas, a person can be a sant.

Rahul: Did Patanjali muni write PAATANJAL YOG DARSHANAM or PATANJALI YOG DARSHAN? what is the correct name of this?
Swami Ram Swarup: Patanjal Yog darshnam, please. I.e., Yog Darshan by Patanjali Rishi.

Arvind Arya: We had little confusion on the sitting arrangement for husband and wife. Which side of husband the wife sit while performing Havan?
Swami Ram Swarup: Left side of husband please.

Shilu: Is it right for someone to bring their jaap mala and do their jaap while attending a religious talk by visisting saints or even for that matter doing jaap during a satsang? I’ve noticed one person in particular doing it often and once I did ask that lady how she could pay attention to the talks and do upanshu jaap and pherey her mala at the same time but she claimed she can. To tell you the truth Babaji, I feel it’s an act to show others that they are more
religious than us. I always believe that my time with God should be private and personal and I feel his presence from within. I just can’t put up an act in front of so many just to look more religious.
Swami Ram Swarup: In shastra and Vedas it is SAID, “ANUTWAM CH EKATWAM DWAU GUNAU MANSAH SMRITAU I.E., smallest and
one are two qualities of mind. So it is clear that mind does one work at one time. So one should do one work at one time, please. Secondly Tulsidass also says, “BHOJAN BHAJAN KHAJANA NARI, CHAROIN PARDE KE ADHIKARI” so bhajan is to be done
in secret place and alone.

Pinak: How can I improve my studies with the help of yoga?
Swami Ram Swarup: To sit on padam asan and concentrate on agya chakr increases memory. Yoga philosophy always
increases mental and physical strength. So is helpful in study also.

Ashok K Arya: Your Vedic Revival Movement cannot be appreciated by words. I am regular reader of your and Arya Samaj sites. My doubt is regarding this line “This is a fundamental law that until and unless knowledge is given by anybody, knowledge can never be attained”. May be that, I am not able to understand it truely. But, to me this does not seem to be always true. I mean- some knowledge a person also learns from his experience or his thoughts generated in his mind based
on conclusion of some events etc. How do you prove your statement in this case?
Swami Ram Swarup: Events are occurred either in present life or in past. Chitta vritti carries the effect of events.
Everybody has to face the past deeds effect of which are carried by chitta vritti. So whatever discussion is generated in mind it is based on either due to present deeds or past. And every deed is known first then is done. And every event teach us. And also generates thought. Events may be considered as a Guru who teaches knowledge. You’re welcome again please if
it is not clear.

Gaurang Redker: What is a science behind Sudarshan Chakra? When was krishna born?
Swami Ram Swarup: Sudarshan Chakr was a weapon which was used only by Shri Krishna. Definitely it was made
scientifically. Shri krishna was born on ashtmi (during august) about 5300 years before.

Rakesh Sharma: Is there mention of Jyotish/astrology in Veda. People wear costly gems/pendals/numeric yantra etc. Do they have any meaning?
Swami Ram Swarup: According to Vedas wearing of gems/pendals/numeric yantra etc., has no spiritual value please. Present astrology has not mentioned in Vedas.

MSN Prasad: In Mahabharath KUNTI was the daughter of xyz. Where as She was not his own daughter. KUNTI was an adopted
daughter. From where he adopted was not explained?
Swami Ram Swarup: Kunti was a daughter of Shurshen. Shurshen was father of vasudev and vasudev was a father of Shri
Krishna. King Kuntibhoj was a brother Shurshen (Fufera bhai). KuntiBhoj adopted Kunti as he had no issue. The original name of Kunti was Pritha.

Kapil Thakur: Why everyone is after materialistic things?
Swami Ram Swarup: More population and attraction towards materialistic articles of the world is only due to the
illusion. Illusion is only over after getting spiritual knowledge of Vedas and practice of ashtang yoga. The human body is only meant for realization of God while doing moral duties.

Luv Raj Kumar: In your parvachans you refer to Shri Rama and Krishan as “Bhagwaan”. Surely you do not mean God or Ishvar. Then can you please clearly explain the difference in meanings of terms “Bhagwaan and Ishvar”. I think these terms cause a lot of confusion.
Swami Ram Swarup: The meanings are always based on authentic knowledge of Vedas/shastras. And not based on self
creation. In Atharvaveda mantra 3/16/5 the meaning of bhagwan is God . the literal meaning of bhagwan is glory, fortune, wealth, supremacy, grandeur, majesty, greatness, etc., etc.So meaning of bhagwan is he who has all such divine qualities. tHe another meaning of Bhagwan is also “a Yogi” who after worshipping God by yoga philosophy and by studying Vedas etc., attains
all such divine qualities but such Yogi can not create the universe. So a Yogi is not Brahm but equivalent to braham. And is addressed as Bhagwan. Dhan + wan = dhanwan. Dhan means assets and wan means holder, so dhanwan means who holds assets, money etc. similarly Bhag + wan = bhagwan. Bhag means as mentioned above i.e., glory, etc., etc. So he who holds glory etc.,
etc., he is called bhagwan and he is a rishi/Yogi. So Sri Ram and Sri Krishna and any rishi Muni like Pipplad, Vyas, etc., can be called Bhagwan.

Sukrit: What has been said in Geeta about a good student and a good teacher? Or what benefit is there to a student from a good teacher?
Swami Ram Swarup: Geeta states that a teacher must be like Yogeshwar Krishna who did study of Vedas and practice of ashtang yoga by which he controlled five senses, five perceptions and mind. The teacher must be a true spoken without any selfishness and injustice. And the student must be like Arjuna who also knew about Vedas and did control his five perceptions, five senses and mind. Arjuna with full concentration (in ekagr vritti) listened the preach of Yogeshwar Krishna. The benefit is automatic that either the student will have long happy life, or will get rebirth in the tribe of yogi
or will get salvation.

Sanjeev: Is destiny controlled by birth stars or your karma in thr present life?
Swami Ram Swarup: Destiny is always based on present pious karmas please by which a man can burn all the bad deeds to
face and can make his future bright with long happy life.

Rashmi Sahu: What are the samagris which are used to make havan? I wish to make it at home if you can guide please.
Swami Ram Swarup: Samagri can be obtained either in the market or in Arya Samaj Mandir. In the meantime you may offer aahuti of ghee and self made samagri of a mixture of atta, dal, jau (barley), kale til, chandanbala, elayachi, sanuf. The quantity must be propotionate and minimum for daily havan i.e., about 50gm in all. Then you can purchase samagri from the
market or Arya Samaj Mandir which is always available there. Havan is the best worship of God.

Suresh: Is it necessary to pray? When God knows everything, why He needs our reminding?
Swami Ram Swarup: God has given human life to pray, to worship, and to praise the Almighty God. If we will not do the same as ordered by God it means we are not obedient. God knows everything and accordingly awards result of deeds. When we will pray etc., then He will award the good result otherwise not. While praying we bow before God otherwise our proud will ever remain.

Suresh: If God is “stuthi priya” and relishes the praise of Bhakthas, are we not trying to reduce Him to the level of a human?
Swami Ram Swarup: God is not stuti priya please because God has no any desire that is why He is God. God has given
knowledge of Vedas to obey in which worship stuti and prayer are there. But Godf never desire that one should sure obey. He only awards the result of karmas. God has given us freedom to do good or bad deeds but result will be awarded by God in the shape of happiness and sorrow respectively.

Suresh: When soul merges with God, what happens? Will it loose its existence? In its purest form, does soul
becomes one with God?
Swami Ram Swarup: Soul never merges with God, never looses its existence being immortal and unchangeable and never
becomes God. I have written two books in English on Vedanta. Cost of two books Rs. 36.00 and can be sent on receipt of your postal address if you so desire. These books will give detail knowledge on your questions.

Suresh: If the soul acquires non-divine qualities during its numerous births, how was it/where was it before
taking the first birth? What was the intention of GOD to allow the soul to get corrupt?
Swami Ram Swarup: Soul, as a matter of fact has and can have never non-divine qualities. Soul has the purest shape. But
due to the ignorance being indulged in prakriti soul has forgotten its original shape. Nobody can say soul’s first birth because soul has taken and has been taking countless births being eternal. Before taking birth soul remians in space under control of God. God has no anty intention,He is always desireless. In shwetashwaropnishad shlok 6/8, it is clearly mentioned
that action, knowledge and power of God are automatic. So the birth and death are automaitc under control of God.

Sridhar: I would like to know the benefits of Pranayaams?
Swami Ram Swarup: Pranayaam is the best worship of God. It controls all the effect of chitta vrittis. It gives long happy life, it keeps away from diseases, mental worries etc.So you’re welcome and can attend yoga camp being held here from 25th April, 05.

Rakesh Sharma: In a family each member – father mother brother sister wife children etc are born with their own “Past karma”. If past karma are good all the family members persue similar values and enjoy the life. If past karma are not good then all the members have their own values/way of thinking/living and this result in to miseries. In Veda is there any guidence how to tackle this kind of situation?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes please. I have told about three karmas from Vedas i.e., sancit, prarabhadh and kriyamaan.
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 life’s and these deeds are called sanchit karmas. But sanchit deeds are huge/unlimited and can not 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 present life day today are called kriyamann. So 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. So human beings are free in the matter of doing deed good or bad. But result will be awarded by God. so we must worship and do pious deeds under guidance of a learned Guru. So is the case of a child for whom you have mentioned in your question. So one should go always ahead for hard working, pious deeds, worship to make future bright himself. One should always work hard towards aright path. Worship does not mean that we are free to discharge our family duties, education, etc., but rather it is a sin. So 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. So 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.

Mohankumar D.: Please conduct this kind of yoga classes in the remote villages so that they can get very good benefit
out of it by practising.
Swami Ram Swarup: Yoga camp is being held here for ten days from 25th april, 05. Your views are apppreciated and I wish
that you get success. As regards yoga camp in villages, it can be organised on demand. If arrangements are made locally and informations are given with fixed date and time etc., then I can come always. No fee and the fare will also be borne by me
for both sides.

Mohankumar D.: Why there is imbalance between the rich and poor, and why those poor are suffering the most by hunger,troubles, sins, worries, etc. I am expecting answer that would not be last birth karma. My second question is that why some families are suffering during the holistic festival period. This is the time for celebrating happiness and joy ,but it
remains not good for them?
Swami Ram Swarup: This problem is based on two points. Karmas and corruption in politics. The said both reason can be
burnt. Karmas can be burnt by doing pious deeds under guidance and politician can also be honest by following right path. But for this purpose a religious and social revlutuion is required, which is quite immpossible at present. Happiness and sorrows are always based on good or bad deeds of previous life. Everyday and time is pious as per Vedas and not specailly holistic festivals. Whem time comes to face the result of previous deeds it is experienced without matter of holistic or other day. Days are not bad deeds are bad and bad deeds becomes able to make people to feel the days bad.

Shiv Sharma: I understand as you said its in the Ved the 3 mantras fot the sticks but that 3 may have the signifincance. To my knowledge it could be bocoz there are 3 in one ie Brahama, Vishnu and Mahesh, the creater, the
preserver and the destroyer, and all those 3 is one God himself but has appeared in 3 different forms to create the universe.
Please correct me if I am wrong but if it is right then i believe the whole world should know it.
Swami Ram Swarup: When samidha are offered in fire then the same are burnt in fire. Fire is everywhere so is in samidha
and when samidha are offered in burning fire then the secret fire within the samidha becomes visible fire. It is a hint that in the ancient time when an aspirant used to come before a Guru to take diksha, then the aspirants brought samidha along with them with the idea that the aspirant is like a smidha to be burnt in the fire i.e., the fire of know3ledeg of guru. This is first samidha for body, second samidha is for mind and third for soul, in addtion there are three gunas (qualities) of prakriti i.e., rajo, tamo and sato gun by which human body is made. These gunas are itself illusion, so three samidhas are offered to burn the illusion to know the light ( knowledge).

MSN Prasad: In MahaBharath, Draupadi was the daughter of Drupad. Is not? Where as she was not his own daughter. Draupadi was an adopted daughter.
Swami Ram Swarup: Kunti was adopted daughter and not Draupadi, please.

Dr. Pradhan: Please let me know if there is any person (including yourself) who has mastered the Pratyangira Mantra either vaidik or tantric.
Swami Ram Swarup: Sorry please it is difficult to say about Pratyangira. In Vedas there are so many mantras whose devta is Angira and naturally so many Yogi knows all about those mantras.

Assam Rao: What is the importance of cow in hinduism? Why it is being worshiped?
Swami Ram Swarup: 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 books. 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., etc.

Subhransu Kumar Sabat: What are the procedure of fasting during the period of Navratri (Ramnavami and dasahara both). what to eat and wht not to eat. what are the precautions to be taken during those 9 days?
Swami Ram Swarup: All Days are pious. For sins or bad deeds one must contorl for whole of the year and not only for
navratre, Ram navami etc. God is everywhere and for all time.

S. K. Mishra: Which mantra will bestow health, wealth and happiness?
Swami Ram Swarup: Gayatri Matra will serve the purpose please.

Navin Chandra: Please explain why? the following from Tulsi Ramayan: “Kali kara eka punita prataapaa, maanas punya hohi nahi papa”?
Swami Ram Swarup: Being against the Vedas it cannot be accepted please. Yajurveda mantra 7/48 clearly states that human beings do karmas and God awards result. There is no effect on any yuga on human beings but own karmas effects the life. Pious karmas will give happiness and sins will always give sorrows.

Navin Chandra: Can a person who consumes meat do daily gaytri yajna (homa) at home?
Swami Ram Swarup: The person will have to repent on receiving sorrows due to taking meat.

Vijay: You have defined the gunas of GOD as God creates, nurses and destroys the universe. God is omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent and almighty, beyond description, beyond imagination, and beyond calculation. Are these definitions
relate to ‘Prameshwar/Parmeshwari’ only OR to Lords Brama, Vishnu, Mahesh and other Gods also esp. God is omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent and almighty, beyond description, beyond imagination, and beyond calculation. Can you define all gunas of ‘Prameshwar/Parmeshwari’?
Swami Ram Swarup: God has unlimited pious qualities, out of which I have mentioned just few and these qualities relate to God. In Hindi we say Parmeshwar and not parmeshwari. There is no word like parmeshwari in Vedas. God also has unlimited names, out of which one is Parmeshwar..Brahma , vishnu, mahesh are no separate Gods/devatas. E.g. in Hindi water is said pani, peya, jal etc., so it does not mean that there are so many waters. According to the qualities of God, Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh, Shiva, Agni, varun etc., are the names of one God, who creates universe. I have defined the above names of God and I think are available on the web site . I request you to kindly see the web site, otherwise send the e-mail again.

Vijay: What for several “Avtaras” of Lord Vishnu are meant for? Are these for indicating advices to maintain lifestyles applicable to any particular “Yuga”? Should we then worship & follow advices given by last “Avtara” not by all
Avtaras? Should we now follow “Lord Krishna” or Lord Kalki?
Swami Ram Swarup: I have told a lot about avtar that avtars are not possible according to 4 Vedas. There is one God who is almighty i.e. HE has all powers and thus needs no assistance. Please see the web site. One should always follow the Vedas, the knowledge direct from God, where avtar is not possible. And must do worship of one formless God who creates universe because except the formless God no one can create the universe.

Vijay Kumar: You said in reply to Luv Raj Kumar’s question that “Soul is immortal and unchangeable”. What happens on grtting salvation or Moksha? Does soul still remains in this form or looses its entity in complete?
Swami Ram Swarup: Soul always remains unchangeable, even in salvation. You are advised to please study to books
written by me in English- 1. Questions and answers on Vedanta and eternal Vedas’ philosophy 2. Vedanta and eternal Vedas’ philosophy-ii worth Rs. 16.00 and Rs. 20.00 respectively excluding postal charges which will give you huge knowledge about soul as per Vedas.

Vijay Kumar: What is real meaning of “salvation” Mohsha or Nirvana? Is it libretion or free from all bondages? If so, what are these bondages?
Swami Ram Swarup: Bondages are self-done of previous and present deeds which one has to face. When an aspirant knows his moral duties and the qualities of God from Vedas and does worship and hard practice of ashtang yoga, he attains samadhi, i.e., realizes God. In this stage, he becomes free of all past and present deeds to face and this is salvation.

Rahul R: What is havan? You always say about Rishi Valmiki that he was learned of Vedas, did ashtang yoga etc etc etc. but in the original Valmiki Ramayan, Vishwamitra tells Ram and Lakshman about Ahalya. In that story Indra is mentioned who came in the form of Gautam Muni but according to the Vedas Indra doesn’t exist?
Swami Ram Swarup: The process to perform the havan has been placed on the web site and I would request you to please see the web site under heading —- Simple method of doing havan at home. Havan is the best worship of God mentioned in Vedas. Aahutis of ghee and havan samagri are offered in the burning fire in havan kund (vedi) while reciting Ved mantras.
Indr, parmeshwar, bhagwandass are still the names of human beings. The meaning is always obtained according to situation based on fundamentals. If we will say indra is God then why God is interested in any deed because he is always away from all deeds etc.

V P Singh: I want to know about the Dhyan Dhrana Samadhi and how knowledge of All Pranah and certain practices on breathing and dhyan can make us to move out of body in Sukhsma Sharir?
Swami Ram Swarup: Actually said philosophy of yoga is only briefed in presence of spiritual master and then learnt to do practically. The result of hard practice of ashtang yoga makes a yogi soul) to come out an go in the body at his own wish.

Rajesh Nair: Today so many Christian missionaries working in india.Their aim is to eridacate leprosy,building schools etc. but it has been found that their main aim is to convert Hindu downtrodden people in to christianity & they are succeeding in some state like CALCUTTA & COUNTRY LIKE BANGLADESH. Guruji is this not a sin forcing people to follow other religion?
Swami Ram Swarup: You’re very much correct I have told several times that Hindus do not know their eternal culture of
Vedas due to which they obey others. And mostly poor public is influenced by giving them money several facilities etc. Our country is also facing great illness of caste system due to which Hindus are converted into other religions where they find no caste system. A great revolution is required at this juncture to educate the country to throw away caste system and other weaknesses in the society like illiteracy, insult of poor and women, corruption, blind faith.

Deepak: I want to know how can I talk less, concentrate on my work?
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas have preached a lot about talking. Atharvaveda mantra 7/113/1,2 and Saamveda mantra 353 say that one should not talk unnecessary hard talk because it destroys the person. Such talk is full of poison and all gentlemen always avoid such talk. Huge talking also stridulates. Atharvaveda also preaches not to talk unnecessary and says to talk always sweet (Atharvaveda mantra 1/34/3) and to the point. So we must always obey their preach of Vedas and shastras to make life long and happy. For this purpose one must control the five senses i.e., eyes, ears, nose, tongue and skin. Atharvaveda mantra 8/9/15 preaches that we must wash out all the dirtiness of the said five senses by its control and this control is obtained by self-firm decision and faith on Vedas/shastras. Yog shastra sutra 1 /2 says to control the, “Chitta vritti” i.e., effect of various forms. For this purpose one should do at least 10 yogasans, 3 pranayaam and meditation, BOTH TIMES DAILY. THIS WILL ALSO INCREASE MENTAL AND PHYSICAL STRENGTH AND THE ASPIRANT WILL BE ABLE TO CONCENTRATE ON ANY SUBJECT
AND TO DO HARDWORKING without feeling exertion etc. Yoga philosophy is always learnt in person, I am away and can’t teach you, so please learn the said asans locally. awake early in the morning for a long, morning walk. This all will give you the best result. Ten days yoga camp is also being held here from 25th april, 2005 and all are invited. I Have written yoga
book in Hindi and English too and can be sent if you so desire please.

Taj: Give advice how to medicate I have already got lot of books on this subject before you tell me to buy a book on yoga and meditation And to come at your camp which is impossible because I live outside India. Can you ask swami if he can be help in how to meditation?
Swami Ram Swarup: Your interest to learn yoga philosophy is highly appreciated please and it is also good that you have
studied books on the subject. One should also do ten yogasans, three pranayaam and meditation daily. But as per the eternal philosophy of Vedas, yoga is always learnt in presence of spiritual master. So I will advise you please to seek a local yoga teacher. If I will even explain the philosophy of meditation then also it will not be useful to anybody being eternal
law of Vedas as also mentioned in Yajurveda mantra 40/ 10 that always listen from a Yogi.

Amulu: Respected Swamiji, Namaskar! Why we address GOD as He?
Swami Ram Swarup: He is a person and while addressing God, He is always used grammatically we always base on four Vedas
which is an eternal knowledge direct from God. All Vedas address God in Ved mantras as “SAHA”. Saha is Sanskrit word which means He. For example Rigveda mantra 1/1/9 says, ” SAHA NAHA PITEV——-“. HERE SAHA MEANS He, Naha means our, Pitev means like father i.e., God Himself Has told that we must address Him as “He” and which is unchangeable.

Rahul: Thus Vedas support evolution? I heard manusmriti supports evolution… i mean one organism evolved into
another like reptiles became birds etc.
Swami Ram Swarup: Mahabhart originally has 10,000 shloks but now it has one lakh, 20,000 shloks i.e., one lakh 10,000 false shloks have been added and I doubt it will be increasing. So is the case of several ancient holy books. I advise you to study Manusmriti explained by Acharya Rajveer Shastri. I mean to say Manusmriti never accepts evolution theory being against four Vedas. If reptiles became birds in the past then why not now? The principles of Vedas are firm and unchangeable please.

Rahul: How can I make an atheist believe in God? He considers there is no super power like God. Can I give
him some proof or some miracle that has happened?
Swami Ram Swarup: When a person wakes up after getting sound sleep, such person usually say that he has taken a
sound sleep and feeling happiness etc. One needs to think that when such person was having sound sleep then who told him and made him able to realize happiness after awakening.

The truth is achieved only based on the proof. In the ancient times and in the present too, mostly the truth is achieved on two proofs:
1. Guess (anumaan)
2. Vedas/present philosopher of Vedas.

Whatever Sri Krishna has told in Geeta, he has only told based on his Vedic knowledge which he achieved from Rishi Sandeepan. So Geeta has little bit (very small) knowledge from Vedas. Based on the guess that everything in the world is happening according to the Vedas, it is presumed that either Vedas have been written by the greatest scientist equal to whom no one has yet taken birth or the knowledge in Vedas is direct from almighty God. Your good self has already declared yourself a nastik so I will not try to prove God, being lengthy matter but if we consider Vedic Knowledge of a scientist, yet all four Vedas preach that caste is never based on birth. Now I don’t know that your good self believes in Mahabhart/Valmiki
Ramayana or not, because I also do not believe in Tulsi Ramayana which has made a great Yogi Hanumaan, a monkey. Besides of monkeys there are so many unbelievable quotations like avtar etc., but 10,000 shloks of Mahabhart are original and Valmiki Ramayana i.e., both the said holy books are scientific. A study of the said holy books reveals that up to 5000 years
back, people used to discharge duties according to Vedas. They were healthy, social workers, hard workers and thoroughly gentle God fearing men and women. There was no caste system based on birth but it was always based on deeds . e.g. kshatrani Draupadi was married to Yudhishithir who at that time was known as brahmin. Vedas say the gentle man who has controlled
his 5 senses , 5 perceptions and mind by doing hard practice of yoga philosophy and study of Vedas, who always thinks for the benefits of other, who is helpful to others, who has realized truth, who is hard worker, who always does justice and who is having so many other qualities and who know four Vedas, he is brahmin. He never thinks about caste system. On the
contrary, most of the present brahmin are not having such good qualities. Even most of the brahmin have spread the ravages of hatred in the form of caste system etc. I HAVE BEEN experiencing that for the last more than 4000 years, mostly the pujaris, and brahmins are spreading false lectures in which they specially tell not to study Vedas and not to practice
yoga philosophy. Vedas inspire for hard working and not to sit idle being Brahmin, saints, pujaris etc., to collect money from public on their false statements. I am also a retired army person and still work for at least 14 hours a day daily inspired by the philosophy of four Vedas. I have written 10 holy books but it has no value in market being against the
present worship and idol worship and politics, injustice and poverty etc. Book sellers and brahmin saints etc. See the contents of my books and return with thanks. Why I love you because based on your articles I have come to the conclusion that your views are similar as are of mine except nastikvad. So in other way, I am also nastik for the people and the
present saints who are making our nation weak by spreading false knowledge of worship. Vedas always say to work hard and to serve the people. Vedas always say to progress in education and science. Even all science is mentioned in Vedas. I will quote here one instance that while in sound sleep body exists okay. After awakening but what happens that all perceptions/ organs are there but not functioning. At the time of death what important matter has gone out from the body and after taking sound sleep who says that he got sound sleep and is relaxed. Who feels cold and heat, sickness, tension or worries. Body or someone other? If body then why not dead body?

Vipul: How can we say that Lord Krishna was a negotiator? How he motivated Arjuna to fight in the war of mahabharata?what is the outcome of his negotiation?
Swami Ram Swarup: In Udyog parv of Mahabhart, it has been clearly mentioned in several occassions that Sri Krishna
Maharaj went to Hastinapur as a mediator to king Dhritrashtra, father of Duryodhan to compromise. Sri Krishna Maharaj also advised Duryodhan not to create dispute but to compromise. But neither Duryodhan nor his father agreed and at last Mahabhart war took place. Bhagwat Geeta is not a separate book, it has eighteen chapters of “Bhisham Parv of Mahabhart” in
which Sri Krishna inspired Arjuna to take part in the religious war. I have written a small Geeta in Hindi worth RS. 51.00 Indian currency and can be sent if you so desire.

Rahul: Vedas say that we must practise non-violence…(ahimsa – even yam of Yoga say this) but for self defence can we use Violence? I mean you are attacked by a tiger or a few people attack or or try to rob u … in such situations cant we use force? If some one comes to hit you you cannot simply stand there right? What is your opinion on this? Sree Ram has studied the Vedas, did ashtang yoga. In yoga too ahimsa is there… But he used force for killing Ravan… So can I conclude that in the following situation violence can be used: (a) If you attacked by some animal, man etc unnecessarily such that you will be caused injury…
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas teach unlimited knowledge of the universe. Some subjects I have taken from Vedas and a book has
been written in Hindi and can be sent if you so desire. Atharvaveda says that piecemeal knowledge of Vedas is harmful. I mean to say, Vedas tell for ahimsa only for those who have become completely ascetic or want to be ascetic to be able to realize God. Otherwise Vedas have told several times to fight a war against culprits and Vedas give strong advice to the king to destroy the dacoits, smugglers and the army of the enemy. Vedas advice to administration to take the hard step and give punishment to the defaulters etc., etc. Even Manusmriti based on Vedas says that if you’re taking food and someone wants to attack you, then leave the food and kill the enemy first and for all the above, pious deeds, God blesses everybody because
until the punishment is awarded, no peace can be maintained. In this connection Yajurveda mantras 11/14, 15, 77, 78,82, 10/22, 29, 30, 33 and Saamveda mantras 1409, 1872 also refers.

As regards ascetic/ sanyaasi they are always dependent on God and king for justice. Example Vishwamitr previously was a king and for justice he used weapons against culprits. But when he became ascetic, he left the kingdom and weapons etc. When he was harassed by devils and devils did not allow him to complete Yajyen/worship etc., then Vishwamitr did not use his power
of using weapons etc., but he took assistance of Sri Ram to kill the devils. In such cases of true sanyaasi etc., several Ved mantras like Atharvaveda mantra 7/108/1,2 state that those who want to create violence that violence goes back to them.

Rahul: If some one asks me why do you believe the Vedas? What is the proof that it is true and the purans etc.
are false? What can I say? Some people have asked me and I could not give a proper reply. I told them that Vedas are self-proof. I also told them that purans are not authentic because there are contradictory statements in them Eg: one place Narad Muni came from the forehead of Brahma and in other puran he came from the leg of Brahma etc etc. I also told them about Bopdev which you told me. But they have asked me that how can a research be conducted on such old matters? From where they get information? Do you have any answer? Can you give me some more information on that research?
Swami Ram Swarup: I think on the site you could have read Vedas philosophy in short. Main proof to accept Vedas is this that whatever is happening in the world, it is all according to the Vedas hundred percent and even scientifically. Whereas Purans are not scientific. You are again welcome please. There is an old book ‘Himadri’ In which it is clearly mentioned that Purans have been written by some Bopdev in the kingdom of King Bhoj .i.e. between 1000 years whereas everybody says that puranas have been written by Vyas Muni whereas Vyas Muni was born approximately before 5000 years.

Rahul: Sri Shirdi Sair Baba was educated on Vedas and Shahtras by his Guru Venkusha. But he consumed meat and he also prohibited his devotees from fasting by saying that a hungry person can never concentrate on God… What is your opinion on this?
Swami Ram Swarup: Atharvaved mantra 2/18/4 always prohibits to take meat and in several mantras, God warns to the
meat eaters to give them hardest punishment. Manusmriti 2/177 says, “VARJYET MADHUMASAM” i.e. to take meat and any addiction is prohibited. So one should never go against Vedas, the knowledge direct from God. Our Rishis/munis never took such non- veg., etc. More over Atharvaveda mantra 6/140/1 says that the make of teeth of humans is such that it is meant to consume only cow milk and vegetarian food and not non veg food. Veg. and non-veg. are two categories. Accordingly the construction of body i.e., teeth, small intestine and large intestine, and digestive system has been made by God. Human beings are in vegetarian category. Our teeth and digestive system always differ from cat, dog, lion etc. Some animals like cow, buffalo, goat, elephant etc., also come in Veg., category. We take water by sipping but the animals who are non-vegetarian i.e., meat eater they do not sip but lick. Whatever we eat that food makes our or develop our mind and body and creates natural behavior. For example if we take a cub who is newly born and nurse him by giving milk and thereafter vegetarian food only
and on the other hand to an another cub we provide him meat, then when they will be younger their habit will differ. The cub taking vegetarian food will be not so terror as the cub who took meat. Now medical science also say that the energy in vegetarian food is more than non-veg. vegetarian food gives long and ill free life. Vegetarian elephant is stronger than
non-vegetarian lion. Nobody can take meat until he gives violence to animals or birds etc., which one is a sin. Our stomach becomes a graveyard where we gather meat by eating. As regards life in vegetarians it does not harm to them while plucking from plants etc. because every vegetarian plant has short life and is entitled to give food to the human life. But to us
meat is not entitled. Science has recently told that non-vegetarians are more susceptible to cancer disease and teeth degeneration as compared to vegetarians. Non-vegetarian food is prohibited as per Vedas, shastras, Upanishads and the all ancient holy books. I have written already on the web site and would request you to check the web site please. In vegetarian food a ocean of calories and vitamins is available by the mercy of God. Please check from a dietician about the same. Because it is lengthy one and I cannot explain here. For example dal, is full of proteins, soybean has more protein than any non-veg. food, which has ability to inhibit cancer also. Where as non-veg not. In green vegetables like palak, methi, etc., are the
richest source of iron and vitamin A. so the case of milk, curd, rice, fruit, etc., -etc.

Rahul: You replied recently to me that indra who came to mate with Ahalya was a normal man with bad conduct. But isn’t it mentioned in the ramayan that Gods grafted his testicles late with that of a goats. (because his testicles fell down due to curse from Gautam muni)… How can this be possible?
Swami Ram Swarup: Valmiki ramayan never tells such false stories.

Rahul: Hanuman Ji was very intelligent and strong. But he was actually a monkey. How can such things be possible for a monkey? Does any line in Vedas support this?
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas never support such falsehood. However in Valmiki Ramayana, Kishkandha kand, sarg 2 when Sri
Ram and Laxman were going in jungle in search of Mata Sita then Hanuman ji met them in a dress of a brahmin by order of Sugreev for identification of Sri Ram. After a peaceful , long talk between both parties, Sri Ram told Laxman that O! Laxman see that how learned is this brahmin (Hanumanji). the brahmin knows Rigveda, Yajurveda, Atharvaveda, and Saamveda and
Sanskrit grammar even. With the result, he is talking errorlessly. So based on these comments by Sri Ram, it will have to be revealed and is 100 percent revealed that only a human being learns Vedas, grammar etc and speaks sweetly and not a monkey.

Rahul: How can Ravan have 10 faces and 20 hands? Does Vedas support these things for a human?
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas never support even 2 heads or 4 hands. A person if is having even 4 heads, then he can never
take sleep . so fundamental of God is always adorable and accepted with one head and 2 hands etc. So Ravan also had one head and two hands. Somewhere his name is called dashanan which means 10 mouths. So his name can be dashanan but he had only one mouth. E.g. name of Sri Ram’s father was Dashrath which means 10 raths(chariots). It does not mean that Dashrath had only 10 chariots, he had great army called chaturangi army (having horses, elephants, chariots, warriors walking by foot.)

Rahul: You have said that Vedas say one can live maximum upto the age of 200. But in Valmiki Ramayan, King Dasarath tells Vishwamitra that only at the age of 60,000 he got Ram as his son… What is your opinion?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yajurveda mantra 3/62 says the maximum age of 400 years and not 200 years. Please. Maybe a typing
error and Valmiki ji says in his Ramayana that Dashrath got Sri Ram at the age of 59 years.

Rahul: It is there in the Vedas that one must do ashtang yoga and read Vedas to get moksha (salvation). But in
Geeta it is there that if we remember God during death we will get moksha. Ram suri told you about this in the Eternal Vedas Philosophy book. I didn’t understand your reply clearly. So What is you opinion on this?
Swami Ram Swarup: You know practice makes man perfect. So the person who has practiced eternal philosophy of Vedas,
he will only remember God, at the time of death and not others. Bhagwad geeta is a preach based on Vedas only because at that time , present religions and holy books did not exist. So only a philosopher of Vedas can tell the truth of bhagwad geeta and no other because Sri Krishna studied Vedas, did ashtang yoga practice and then preached Arjuna.

Himanshu: I am 24 years, nothing in this world intrests me anymore. I want to take up Sanyaas, leave the world & give the rest of my life towards self-realisation. Only God intrests me. Please show me the path.
Swami Ram Swarup: Your views are highly appreciated. Sanyaas is the last stage of life. Sanyaas is attained by a complete ascetic. A sanyaasi is to serve whole of the society, sanyaas does not mean that he is sitting idle. He is not meant only to say that he has left the world. Actually sanyaasi leaves his married life but he is to look after the whole family of the world. sanyaas is taken either at the age of 75 or at any age when he realizes himself a firm ascetic. In sanyaas complete Vedic knowledge and asceticism is the base because he has to spread the true knowledge in the society. A Yajyen is performed in presence of the society and thus the sanyaas is given. It is very lengthy procedure and therefore can not be mentioned here. So you may reconsider your case to take sanyaas. If still you are firm on your decision then sanyaas is
given by a spiritual guru (WHO KNOWS VEDAS AND ASHTANG YOGA) while performing a great yajna from Veda mantras, in the presence of the society. I have up till now given sanyaas to only 4 devotees.

Rashmi Sahu: You have told brahma means a man who has birth from parents and learned Vedas from acharya. So then what is the meaning of word brahmin and dasyu?
Swami Ram Swarup: Brahmin means he who has studied Vedas and realised God by practicing ashtang yoga and dasyu
means a dacoit. Right, Brahma means the learned person who knows 4 Vedas but meaning is always gained according to the situation of Ved mantras. Some where brahma means learned of Vedas and somewhere Brahma means almighty God.

MSN Prasad: Jesus said ‘CRY FOR YOUR CHILDREN NOT FOR ME'(at the time of crucification) mostly all parents are crying for their childrens future. Where as our experiences were concern human life was full of troubles….STILL people are getting married…oNLY BUDDHA said’KILL your desires then you are the happiest person on this planet’where as Hindu dharma says thatwithout desiresperson you cannot reach MOksha’…..indicates that through samsar (Marriedlife) onlly we can reach
GOD…Because married persons giving birth/shape to a ATMAby delivering children…to REALISE GOD by this birth/Janma. WHICH path is the correct to reach GOD?
Swami Ram Swarup: The imbalance of population is due to the ignorance of knowledge of Vedas. Vedas have told about four ashrams— Brahamcharya, Grihastha, vanprasth and sanyaas. Each ashram was for 25 years. Griasthashram (family life) WAS ONLY meant to give learned, ill-free of long life, children to the society who used to discharge their duties well and they made nation strong. This tradition has since been lost due to the above said reason of not studying Vedas and not obeying them. So in the ancient times nobody was worried about the children and thus they did not cry for them. However presently if we really want to cry for our children, then we must give them such knowledge by which they may get progress in education, worldly pious deeds of performing their moral duties etc., and with same devotion. They must learn Vedas to obey them i.e., we all must get progress in worldly side as well as in spiritual simultaneously then there will be no reason to cry for the children. Fundamentals of Vedas preach that pious desires must be there. For example desire to get education, to worship, to serve the parents, to realise truth etc., etc., because Vedas say nobody can remain idle without desire. So pious desire must be there and not unpious. So if we look back to our ancient Rishis munis/public, they were mostly married but like Hanumaan, Bhishma, Gargi etc. they were also Brahmchari for the whole life. So main point is to get education from Vedas and not to be married or unmarried.

Shiv Sharma: Can you tell me why people when performing yaj or any sort of pooja the pundits or any learnerd person would say get either 3, or 5or 7 sticks or any thing else its always in odd numbers. Why not in even numbers?
Swami Ram Swarup: As per the eternal knowledge of Vedas only three sticks are required it may be of sandal wood or mango tree, if these are not available then may be of any tree which do not creates more smoke. Three sticks are offered with three Ved mantras which have special meaning. Against the Vedas people may take 5 or 7 or more at their own.

Sanjeev: I want to know about Manglik and Teva.
Swami Ram Swarup: To know the truth our ancient Rishis have advised to tally the matter with Vedas. Because in Vedas there is no mention of word manglik so you need not worry. The people who are not manglik are also suffering from the problems mentioned by you. Shri Ram married Sita after breaking the bow. And nobody saw Shri Ram’s teva or Anything. In Mahabhart Yudhisthar married Draupadi by piercing arrow in the eye of a fish (the eye was pierced by Arjuna the younger brother of Yudhisthar)and there was no teva and manglik etc. Savitri married Satyavan at her own wish and no teva or manglik etc. Pandu married Kunti and Madri without teva or manglik etc. Teva means janam patri made by pandit i.e., horoscope. So according to Vedas these are not required and self made story. So please do not worry about manglik etc. future is based on pious deeds, hard working towards a right path and God helps
those who help themselves. And you should be rest assured that there will be no any problem for your relatives children.

Sanchali: I just want to know whether there are any asanas that can be performed to for improving health and appearance?
Swami Ram Swarup: One should do at least ten asan daily in family life— vajrasan, uttanpad, paschimotan, siddhaasan, padamsan, ardhmatseyendrya,gomukh, sarpasn, shalbhasan, sarvangasan. In addition three pranayaam must be done. But these must be learnt in presence of
a spiritual master.

Rahul: Vyas muni was fully educated on the Vedas, did ashtang yoga and attained moksha. But in his Mahabharath, there is mention about Indra. He had come to Gautam muni’s house to mate with Ahalya. Later he was cursed by Gautam muni and became a eunuch. Well, isn’t Indra mentioneed here agaisnt Vedas? Why did Vyas muni write about him?
Swami Ram Swarup: Actually the ancient culture is being destroyed. Vyas Muni has written only ten thosand shlok of Mahabhart. In short I tell you that now a days about one lakh aqd 20,000 shlokas are there which means one lakh and 10,000 sholkas are false. So the above story is not of Mahabart but is mentioned in Valmiki Ramayna Bal kand sarg 23. Now a dyas therer are so many people whose names are Indra but they are not devta, ascetic or Indra who have won the five perceptions, five senses and mind. In Vedas Indra has so many meanings according to the mantras situation. Somewhere Indera means God, somewhere Devta, somewhere Yogi, etc., but the above named Indar who met with Ahilaya is not the Indra who has the pious qualities mentioned in Vedas.

Rahul: Vyas muni has written Vedanta shashtra. Well there is difference in the Vedas and Vedanta isn’t it? How come this difference when he was learned of the Vedas?
Swami Ram Swarup: You’ re right Vyas Muni wrote Vedanta shastra but it is fully true being based on four Vedas. And there is no any even a little bit smell of present Vedanta (against Vedas) in Vedanta shastra. It is also clear from the study of two books Vedas eternal philosophy Pt. 1, 2 which are already with you. As mentioned in Rigveda mantra 1/164/39 that if one has not practiced yoga philosophy and has not realized God then mere study of Ved mantras in the absence of a yogi will do nothing. So mostly peoples are producing the meaning and senses of shastras/Ramayana etc., based on the
false study. Vyas Muni or other munis wrote the shastras etc., after full study of Vedas and practicing ashtang yoga, whereas mostly the present saints do not know ABC of Ved mantras and are even against the Vedas and Yajyen and have started giving
preach of Upanishad, shastras, Ramayana, Geeta etc. Sri Krishna Maharaja studied four Vedas from Sandeepan rishis with Sudama and then preached Arjuna in the shape of Geeta. But present saints are pronouncing and giving lectures without knowing Vedas. So how those saints can give the real knowledge of Geeta.

Yashpal: What is literal meaning of Bhagwan?
Swami Ram Swarup: The meanings are always based on authentic knowledge of Vedas/shastras. And not based on self creation. In Atharvaveda mantra 3/16/5 the meaning of bhagah is God. The literal meaning of bhagah is glory, fortune, wealth, supermacy, grandeur, majesty, greatness, etc., etc.So meaning of bhagwan is he who has all such divine qualities. tHe another
menaing of Bhagwan is also “a Yogi” who after worshipping God by yoga philosophy and by studying Vedas etc., attains all such divine qualities but such Yogi can not create the universe.

Jeevan Singh: What if someone has made mistakes in the past?
Swami Ram Swarup: My dear son one should always try to control his perceptions, senses and mind. And this human life is
meant for the same. This achievement is based on daily worship and pious deeds. Once a sin is done the result thereof is to be faced so one should always be alert not to repeat. And should only go forward for hard working and pious deeds.

Shakti: I am a Yoga teacher and a spiritual seeker for more than 10 years. I am doing a research on Sannyases that remained married after they took sannyas. If you know of any married sannyases, or if you have any information from the scriptures about this situation – any examples, explanations, support, encouragement etc, I would highly appreciate if you
may send it over to me or guide me where I can find it.
Swami Ram Swarup: My dear shakti ji my blessings to you for a happy life.Your line is according to shastras, as you are a yoga teacher. Human life has been blessed by God to attain salvation for which you are already doing hard job and I appreciate you. In the ancient time the rishis were married. Rishis means mantradrishta i.e., who by practising ashtang yoga attained the stage of samadhi and had a darshan of Ved mantras within them. But I do not know any present sanyasi who is a

Samir Kumar Tripathy: What is samadhi? How it can do, what are the steps, if somebody do samadhi that is depending upon time how much he can do, he knows or some thing. After having samadhi, how can one come to his original position what steps i have to do for that?
Swami Ram Swarup: Samadhi is a eighth and last stage of ashtang yoga which are yam, niyam, asan, pranayaam, pratyahar,
dharna, dhyan and then samadhi. There are two kinds of samadhi—– sampragyat and asampragyat. Sampragyat samadhi has further four kinds i.e., vitark, vichar, anand and asmitanugat samadhi. In asampragyat samadhi forgets himself and realizes God only. This satge is attained after hard practice of first seven stages of ashtang yoga stated above. I have written books— 1. Patanjal Yog darshnam in Hindi worth Rs. 131.00 and 2. Yoga a divine Vedas Philosophy in english worth Rs. 60.00 (excluding postal charges). In these books you will find a great knowledge of ashtang yoga philosophy. As said by Vyas
Muni in shanti parv of Mahabhart that first shabd brahm i.e., knowledge by words (studying from spiritual books) is essential then God is realised. After studying the books the yoga philosophy (ashtang yoga) is then learnt from a spiritual guru in person. As far as time is concerned it depends on an aspirant as to how much time he devotes. It may be in present life or in
several life. But study of spiritual books based on Vedas, practice of ashtang yoga and performing of holy yajyen with Ved mantras never go in vain. Saamveda 1501 and Geeta shlok 6/42&43 straight way say that the said bhakti is always added in future births. A ten days yoga camp is being organized here with effect from 25th april 2005 and all are invited please.

Kiran: What is the importance of pigtail (choti) for a brahmin?
Swami Ram Swarup: Age between 6 to 25 years is meant for brahmcharya ashram in which child do study and get
knowledge of Vedas, he thus attains mekhla and does not cut hairs even. In Manusmriti it is said that brahmin in 16 years, kshtriye 22 years, vaishya and other in 24 years must then do mundan ceremony (beard, moustache, head hairs). In this case only choti can be retained but it is further said if atmosphere does not permit being hottest then the shikha may also
be cut. So to retain shikha is not only for brahmin please.

Ankur Suri: I want to become a powerful person with the help of yoga.
Swami Ram Swarup: Yoga is only meant for realization of God and thus the yogi attains salvation. Actually such type of
yogi is really the most powerful and next to God.

Rama Murthy Magal: How to bring up children?
Swami Ram Swarup: There are two kinds of progress and knowledge. One is worldly progress by good education and second is spiritual through a spiritual master. First guru is the mother of a child. Madalsa and Sita mata preached their children, both ways. So I will suggest that parent must also study/listen Vedas, preach and accordingly they must look after their children. I have written a book “manav dharam shiksha” which will be beneficial for the whole family.

Sahil: How do you cultivate confidence & turn negative thinking into positive thinking? What is surua bhedi
Swami Ram Swarup: From the philosophy of Vedas our ancient rishis have written six shastras etc. Rishis Patanjali in Yog shastra says that all problems are due to spreading of our chitt vrittis in materialistic articles of universe. He who is able to control, he ever remains happy with long life. Chitta vritti is controlled by ashtang yog philosophy. So please learn asan, pranayaam and meditation locally and you will get good result. I am away and can’t teach you. However this is for your information that ten days yoga camp from 25th april 2005 is being held here and all are invited. I have written two books on Yog philosophy — 1. Patanjal Yog darshnam in Hindi worth Rs. 131.00 and 2. Yoga a divine Vedas Philosophy in english worth Rs. 60.00 (excluding postal charges). Suryabhedi pranayaam is not done alone. Surya and chandrbhedi pranyaam are done together which I again advice to learn in person please.

Ashok Uppal: My question is if there is reincarnation, which is fact,so many of my friends asked me that if we do good karmas then can we reincarnate in other planets which should be better than this planet, because there are millions of planets beyond our galaxy, which is also proved by scientists.
Swami Ram Swarup: In all the planets there is soul. God has created three lokas i.e., duolok, antrisksh lok and prithvi lok and all Vedas say that birth in human life in this earth is the best to get salvation.

Aditi: I want to know about kundalini? Will it arise after doing simple pranayam or keval kumbhak please also tell me about keval kumbhak. How it is to be done? Keval kumbhak and also what is the use of doing it.
Swami Ram Swarup: Yoga philosophy, in fact, is always learnt in presence of a spiritual guru who knows Vedas and ashtang yoga. For example asan and pranayaam are done but keval kumbhak is never done. It is the highest stage of a yogi where keval kumbhak automatically functions. Yogi need not to do. Similarly is the case of kundlini. It is awaken by the grace of GOD and a spiritual guru when an aspirant reaches at the stage of keval kumbhak after practicing full ashtang yoga
and performing holy yajna from Ved mantras which is the best worship of God. The present saints mostly say a fixed period within which as per their own statement, the kundalini is awaken but it is not authentic being against the four Vedas please.
However, you are advised to read my two yoga books, Patanjali Yog darshan in Hindi, worth rs. 131.00 and Yoga-a Divine Vedas philosophy in English, worth Rs. 65.00 (excluding postal charges). If you so desire, then books can be sent on receipt of your postal address. On going through the books you will be able to understand ashtang yoga philosophy, theoretically and thereafter, you may learn.

RaveCool: My second though is of idol worship. I had been strongly against idol worship in the past. One day while resting a thought can to me. God is omnipresent. Means God is even in non-living things, in stones, paper and all. Recently I read an article about Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (the hidden treasures of the Holy Quran) where he advocates that there is only one God and also God has a Spiritual form. Rejecting this fact would be like saying ‘This is something God cannot do, he cannot assume a form’. So I started thinking that those people praying in front of idols are in fact praying to the almighty God in a form that they have imagined. They are giving God a beautiful image out of there imagination but still there is God in those pictures and statues since God is everywhere. Is it a sin? Is it prohibited by the Vedas? Do I have the right to tell them that there practice is totally false?
Swami Ram Swarup: God is omnipresent. It means God is in every matter of the universe—- smallest or biggest. So God
is in stones, paper, water, sun, moon, etc., so God is with in the matters but God is not matter. Rigveda mantra 1/1/1 is started from word “AGNIM EEDE” there the meaning of agni is God, who is before the creation. There is “Ag” dhatu in Sanskrit grammar, the sense of which is “agrini” i.e., who is before the creation. Rigveda mandal 10 sukta 129 is as under in the words of learned Matterlic in his book “The Great Secret” has written—, “let us once give ear to Rigveda, the most authentic echo of the most immortal traditions, let us note how it appreciates the formidable problem. There was neither Being nor Non-Being. There was neither atmosphere nor heavens above the atmosphere. What moved, and whither? And in whose care? Were there waters and the bottomless deep? There was neither death nor immortality. The day was not divided from the night. Only one breathed in himself without extraneous breath and apart from Him there was nothing. There for the first time desire awoke within Him, this was the first seed of the spirit. The sages, full of understanding, striving within their hearts, discovered in Non-Being the link with Being. (Rigveda 10/129/1,2,4)”.

Being lengthy I am not mentioning my view here. So it is clear that stone. Paper, sun, moon is a creation and God is the creator, God is unchangeable, whereas stone, paper, sun etc., all are changeable. God is immortal but stone etc., are not. So we have to worship a formless God who is creator, nurse, and destroy the universe. We must never worship any part of God ‘s creation which is destructible. Thought always come in mind, therefore only Yajurveda mantra 34/1to 6 always inspire that only true thoughts and the thoughts which are beneficial to the mankind must only enter the mind. Again Upanishad says that if you have some doubt to reach the truth then always put the matter before knowledgeable/learned yogi, who
knows Vedas and thus one can attain the truth. So, I thousands times appreciate your views in the shape of above said questions. In a copper wire/ wires there is electricity but electricity is separate and wire is separate and without electricity there is value of wire. It is very well learnt that when electricity is off then all electric instruments at that time become of no use. So without the power of almighty God of omnipresent, the whole universe including our bodies
can not exist even for a multi millionth part of a second. So the articles of the world are beneficial then God is there and we have to worship the God and not the articles. God is also in snakes, scorpions, etc., but they can’ t be worshipped duly considered that God is within them. Secondly Yajurveda mantra 1/5 and so many other mantras of Vedas also state that fundamental law of God can never be changed. Therefore God never changes the fundamental of universe, God has told about His worship according to the Vedas where no reason left to remove a form by God . shastras say “KARNAMANTRA NA KARYASYA UTTPATTI” i.e., without any reason there is no action/ result. For example there is a reason behind to take birth of a child. Almighty God is a reason to create the universe but there is no reason for God to take avtar or to worship Him in a form.
And to go against the Vedas, is said a sin. When our ancient /present rishis/Munis realize God , adopting a path of Vedas and accordingly perform Yajyen, did ashtang yoga practice then why in kaliyug, a new creation and too from the sources of thinking of destructive mind has been spreading to worship God assuming in a form, when there is no such law in Vedas
and thus being also quite impossible. Rigveda mantra 1/164/39 clearly says that if a person does not know almighty God, that He is formless and is in every atom of universe then “RICHA KIM KARISHYASI” i.e., even mere studying of Vedas will do nothing. Vyas muni in shanti parv of mahabhart say that there are two types of God (actually God is one). First—- shabd
Brahma i.e., know the God by studying Ved mantras or through Ved mantras. Here shabd means Ved mantras and Brahma means God . secondly Par brahma i.e., formless almighty God. It means who knows the God first through shabd brahma then by practicing the preach of Ved mantras about God, he realizes formless God.

RaveCool: I have read your answers concerning Brahmacharya but still I cannot understand it completely. Is Brahmacharya the action of restraining to have sex or is it the action of controlling desires to have sex while still doing it occasionally? I always thought that sex is sacred, am I mistakened?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yajurveda mantra 1/4 and so many mantras of all Vedas state that deepest knowledge of brahamcharya.
Main meaning of brahamcharya is “Brahma” means God, “charya” means to adopt, to live etc., i.e., to live in the realization/merriment of God . second meaning is to live in brahma i.e., shabd brham i.e., to follow Ved mantras or to live always under the advise of Ved mantras. Third meaning is before marriage, there must not be any thinking of sex. Fourth meaning, while in married life, even to maintain brahamcharya controlling frequent sex.

RaveCool: I have a muslim friend who respects my faith (Vedic Dharma). I can tell that he is a very spiritual person. But he eats meat and beef. Does that make him someone who will be punished by God despite the fact that he is sincere, think of peace always and lives his life as per the Holy Quran?
Swami Ram Swarup: All Vedas and shastras strictly and stressfully prohibit to take meat. This process will 100% cause
violence towards animals. Manusmriti says, “MADHU MASAM CHA” i.e., wine, meat are totally prohibited. So many Atharvaveda mantra warn for those who take for awarding punishment. Atharvaveda kand 6 sukta 40 clearly says that the teeth of human being must never take meat. Their teeth must not act like a tiger or meat eating animals. Further sukta says that the teeth
of human beings are meant to take rice, barley, urad, til and milk etc., thus must be away from meat. So we have to follow the eternal knowledge of Vedas which is emanated always from God at the time of creation of earth.

RaveCool: There is a practice in my family I cannot understand. At least once a year we offer some gifts to ‘Dee Baba’. Someone told me that it is the spirit of our forefathers whos blessings guide us and protect us. What is your opinion about it? I would be much gratefull if you could bring some light in the above matters.
Swami Ram Swarup: I have several times stated the philosophy of death and rebirth. At the time of death, alive soul
leaves the body and according to Yajurveda chapter 39, soul goes to sun, moon etc., after 13 days, takes rebirth. During such time soul remains in sushupt stage i.e., like in coma. Soul is dependent. When soul has to see, listen, or to do any deed, then soul has to take assistance of eye, ear, hands, legs etc. When at the time of death body has been cremated then there
remains no scope to do any job by soul and after taking rebirth, soul does not know his previous family etc. In the light of these Ved mantras soul can’t be Ghost etc. As regards purvaj Yog shastra sutra 1/26 clarifies that first guru is God of our purvaj who were four rishis named Agni, Vaayu, Aditya and Angira. So our purvaj, in the matter of spiritualism are the
said four rishis.

Supriya: I wanted to ask about manglik dosha in the birth chart.
Swami Ram Swarup: As is also said in yog shastra sutra 1/26 God is our first guru of four purvaj named Agni, vaayu,
aditya and angira. So whole of the truth is based on four Vedas, the knowledge of Vedas being emanated direct from God . since there is no mention about manglik dosha in Vedas, so you must be rest assured that there is no manglik dosha and will never make any effect to anybody.

Ravi: What is the meaning of the word “hindu”?
Swami Ram Swarup: The word Hindu used for whole of the citizens live in India across Sindhu River. This word first time used by Greeks and Unanis thereafter Arabian and Farsis used this word so in reality Hindu means all the citizens whether Sikh, Muslim, Christian or others are called Hindus. Just like in America all type of citizens live there but are called citizens of USA. Now a days it is called that Vedas, shastras, Geeta Ramayan and some other holy books of Sanskrit
languages are related to Hindus only. Though wordily meaning of hindu word is devil but it makes no difference for us. And proudly we must call ourself hindu.

Vedas are the ancient holy knowledge of the world given direct from God always at the time of creation. I have written a lot about this and would request you to please read full concerned web site. However, shunya (zero) is created but God is not made by anybody else instead Almighty God creates universe. Shunya is also space, which is also created by God. So God is above space beyond calculation, beyond imagination and beyond description. Yet God has unlimited qualities for example Yajurveda mantra 40/8 says that God is everywhere, He has no shape, no nervous system, nobody can make hole in Him, He is Almighty and does not require any assistance from anybody else. He is eternal, self sufficient, cannot be seen with eyes, beyond mind , He creates universe, nurses and destroy and again nurses and again creates, just a small portion of His power creates universe and His great quality is also this that the whole universe which is seen by us is nothing because the Almighty God is greater than this creation, He gives birth according to our deeds (karmas) He is spectator of all karmas being omnipresent and omniscient, etc., etc., etc. that is the God has unlimited qualities and powers.

Rashmi Sahu: Now a days every where there is drought and shortage of water. What should we do to overcome the situation.I have heard and read that mantra do invite rains. Is it true please guide?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes my daughter if even 1/10 people of India start doing havan daily then water which is seen up in
the space in sky blue colour will come down in the shape of of rain but it is sad matter that most of the present saints are misleading people not to perform yajyen.

Manohar Jha: I have no question, rather idea…. Please do not waste time in knowing more and more, there is no
end. Question stil remaind unanswered. The real one follow and achieve higher and higher state. Once realize (Self realizing), all questions are answere without even reading scriptures. Scriptures captures truth as law, when some one realizes the truth he or she becomes one with scriptures. Do not forget even after Arjun saw God practiced yoga as per Krishna for decades and achieved the highest goal.
Swami Ram Swarup: If I AM not mistaken your said views are also on the basis of studying books please and listening the
preach of present saints. This is a fundamental law that until and unless knowledge is given by anybody, knowledge can never be attained. Can a newly born baby who is being nursed in dense jungle by an illiterate person be a wise man/ this is a deep matter but in short I paste here an answer to a question regarding Vedas.

God has made universe and bless us human body to do pious deeds only. He has not made any heaven or hell. All have to face the result of their deeds good or bad here only even by taking rebirth. God has not only made universe but has also given knowledge of four Vedas where your answer to question and everyone’s answer to question have been given. There are four
1. Rig Veda gives knowledge of science, matter of the universe like sun, moon, air body etc., etc.
2. Yajurveda gives knowledge of all the deeds and duties to be performed by men or women, students, leaders, king, agriculturist etc., etc., etc.
3. Saamveda gives knowledge how to worship God who gives peace and long happy life etc. In this way details of Yoga philosophy, qualities, Supreme deeds and nature of the God is also given.
4. Atharvaveda gives details of God, medical science and details of medicine etc., are given.

Actually in four Vedas there is unlimited knowledge. Yajurveda mantra 40/8 says that God is everywhere, Almighty, formless, nervous system less, purest, away from sins and away to face any result of any karmas (deeds), knows every soul, knows what is in everyone’s mind, no body has made God, but God creates universe, has given the eternal knowledge of four Vedas and always gives the said knowledge at the beginning of every universe to know the science and deeds to all concern. Similarly four Vedas says about God that God is an omnipresent, omniscient, formless, beyond imagination and beyond calculation. Actually God has unlimited qualities. There is only one God who creates, nurses, destroys the universe and again
creates. Atharvaveda mantra 4/1/1 also says that God gives the knowledge of Vedas at the beginning of the earth to four Rishis of unsexual creation. And thereafter only public listens Vedas through rishis Munis as yet and become learned. Rigveda gives knowledge of Almighty, Yajurveda gives knowledge of karmas (deeds), Saamveda tells about worship-Yoga
philosophy and Atharvaveda about medicines and God.

Actually all Vedas commonly says about God also, so this is bout Vedas in short. But the knowledge of Vedas is endless. It is a fundamental that knowledge is always given by somebody otherwise knowledge can’t be gained at any cost. If a new born baby is nursed well in a densy jungle and is not educated then he will not be able to gain any knowledge. So we have to think that the knowledge in the world today from where came first. In this connection all Vedas themselves say that God gives this knowledge to four Rishis. As has also been said by rishi Patanjali in yoga shastra sutra 1/26 that God is first Guru of the four Rishis. Yajurveda mantra 31/7 also refers. So this is all in short about Vedas.

Vedas are not book, it is a knowledge originated in the heart of rishis. At the time of beginning of the earth those rishis preached Vedas by mouth and all others remembered the same by mouth at that time there was no pen, pencil, paper etc., this process of studying Vedas by mouth remained till Mahabhart time. Muni Vyas too remembered Vedas traditionally by mouth.
Then Muni Vyas first time wrote the Vedas on Bhoj patra about 5300 years ago. In 16th century when printing press came into existence then the Vedas were printed. Still Vedas are not those which have been printed but Vedas are those which is preached by mouth by an Acharya/yogi.

Now if somebody worship statue etc., i.e., their own creation please but Vedas deny. According to Vedas the best worship of the God is Yagya (Yajna) for which all Vedas are self proof. Yajurveda mantra 31/16 says that the learned persons worship God by Yajna. To know about Yajna I have written a book in detail worth Rs. 60.00 Indian currency excluding postal charges. The book is in Hindi. If you are desirous of please forward your postal address and the book will be sent.

So Vyas Muni too says in shanti parv of Mahabhart that shabd brahm and Par braham are to BE known. Shabd brahm means the knowledge of Vedas through which Par Brahma i.e., Almighty formless God is realized. In this realization, self realization is included. We have to follow Vedic path and not self made path of most of the present saints, who are against the Vedas.
Such saints have huge knowledge of even thousands books and thousands books against the Vedas, they say not to study the books. It means they want to hide their secrecy of studying books because if we all will study those books which they have read and speak from them then we will automatically come to know that the saints are having bookish knowledge and that too
against the Vedas.

Ravi: I believe that Loving God is greater than doing penance and reciting japas without true love to God. There are many religions in the world. Some people are fighting to say that there God is the greatest. Well I think that whether you call God as Shiva or Vishnu or Brahma Or Allah or GodFather or any name, he is still the one and only. Is my thinking positive?
Swami Ram Swarup: Secondly Yajurveda mantra also says that God is one but His names are several according to Vedas. God has unlimited qualities and unlimited names based on such qualities. For example — in Vedas the shining sun in the sky gives light and life to the world. So, one name of God is also sun who gives even light to sun and life to the universe. But God never takes light from anywhere being almighty.

Mrinalini: We are newly married couple and are planning to have kids. We are hindus and have great reverence for our religion and culture. According to our elders which is the right time for conception? Is there any specific time or auspicious month which is considered to be the best for a women to get conceived? And I am also interested to know everything
in detailed as I want to have a best child. I want to do all that is necessary for a mother to have a bright child.
Swami Ram Swarup: Though the best time is spring, but even the best child can be obtained by performing Garbhadhan Sanskaar. This sanskaar is performed while doing holy Yajyen by special Ved mantras and Atharvaveda mantras, as is also mentioned in Valmiki Ramayana BAL KAND sarg 8, And only performing the said Yajyen, Shri Ram, Lakshman, Bhart and Shatrughan were born. Tulsi has also translated from Valmiki Ramayana and has mentioned in his Ramayana. I am away and I can not
perform the said Yajyen. So you can please approach any learned person who knows Vedas (specially arya samaj) this is our eternal culture and must be adhered to. You’re always welcome to take further advice. There are 16 pious sanskaar and within some days it will be put on web site.

Anupama: Is it possible for a human being to remember all of the Vedas by heart? In your answers you always give quotes from Vedas and other books along with the chapter number and mantra number. Do you remember all the books all the time or do you have to consult the books before for your answer?
Swami Ram Swarup: This has been a traditional deed that the Vedas were learnt by heart only.

Praveen: How can I find myself?
Swami Ram Swarup: A person lives in a house but he is not a house. A person wears shirt but he is not shirt, i.e., shirt is separate and he is separate. A person says this is his house, son, shirt, etc. etc. because all such articles are totally separate from him. The person can never say that he is son. He will have to say that he is my son. Similarly, we all say that this is our head, nose, eye, etc. etc. but nobody says that he is eye or head or ear etc., etc. because he is separate from head, etc. So, who is telling that this is his head etc? So body and its parts are separate and the matter who is making relations with body etc. is separate and he is alive soul residing in the body. So, you are immortal soul. Therefore to know yourself (soul) a spiritual guru who knows Vedas is essential as said BY GOD IN VEDAS. Then yagya and yoga practice preached by the guru is done to realize GOD . but now days most of the people are after materialistic articles, pomp and show etc., etc., and never try to know themselves and hence problem , tension, illness etc., etc.

Sagar Anmalla: I beleive that no body forsee about anybodys future there is no astrology in Vedas but what about characteristics of peple like virgos all virgos have similar behavioral patten they are very clean very cultured and hard working , these are just couple of egs but there are so many other things which are common in virgos i myself have observed that these star signs have some significance ,i am a capricorn (symbol goat) all the characters in goat are seen in capricorn for eg shy, timid, always wan to be on the top like goat wants to go to the top of the mountain. I have seen lot of capriconrns having similar nature,like sagitarians and others,pls comment about these star signs why the nature of two signs are almost similar. Please comment.
Swami Ram Swarup: Actually fundamental law of GOD mentioned in Vedas are unchangeable. Death, birth, happiness and sorrows etc., are only based on previous life’s deeds and present deeds whatsoever will have to be faced in next life. Actually it is also not possible that Virgos will be found of similar patterns in the world. There may be some changes and similar patterns means they have done equal types of deeds in the previous life otherwise to be similar is not possible according to karmas philosophy of the Vedas vide Yajurveda 7/48 etc. So these star signs have significance that virgos
have done similar type of deeds. This is the base of similarity in all cases. Suppose 12 individuals discharge their duties according to Vedas, then no doubt they are doing similar types of deeds and will all get salvation. Yajurveda chapter 39 mantra 7 says that he who is aggressive/violent in human life, he will get next birth of same nature like lion, tiger
etc. So if hundred people are of same nature then hundred will get birth of lion, tiger etc.

Aaliya: I have just started practising yoga after suffering from a severe anxiety episode which lasted two weeks.I made. My taking up Yoga is a form of personal inner growth and I would please like you to recommend a yoga philosophy book which is easy to understand for beginners as I would like to educate myself on this philosophy.
Swami Ram Swarup: In yoga philosophy there are five chit vrittis out of which one is viparya and second is vikalpah. Viparya means which is being seen is not real. For example in some darkness and in some light, a rope from certain distance is seen a snake, by misunderstanding. But actually rope is not snake. So which is not established in the matter— that false knowledge is viparya. Similarly in a human body soul resides. Soul is immortal and is always free from illusion and remains always in merriment. But due to the impression of illusion thus by misunderstanding a person thinks that he is worried, he will die, he is disturbed , he is in tension etc. This viparya vritti is controlled by practicing yoga philosophy. So is vikalp. Vikalp vritti is the vritti where we gain the knowledge merely based on words only, i.e., based on mere thoughts only but the matter/target is nil. For example suppose a man viz., a labourer does hard work and he hardly manages food to live upon. But he starts thinking that if he could be president of India he could get nice accommodation, food, dignity etc. In
this way he is not President. His dream based merely on the words he thinks. So vikalp vritti is based only on words knowledge but there is no matter in fact to experience and unnecessarily a person is involved in continue and long deep thinking.. So to overcome the tension etc., one must control viparya and vikalp vritti be practicing yoga philosophy. I have written two books on yoga philosophy— YOGA A DIVINE VEDAS PHILOSOPHY worth Rs. 65, in english and PATANJAL YOG DARSHAN IN HINDI worth Rs. 131.00 (excluding postal charges). If you’re desirous of then please send your postal address to dispatch the books for you. A yoga camp from 24th april is being held here for ten days. And all are invited please.

Rahul Jain: My brother is very much diseased one astrologer has said that some one is stealing his powers. What to do?
Swami Ram Swarup: Such astrology is not mentioned by GOD in Vedas. One must always be beware of false prophets. Please
get medical advice for your brother and in addition try to give him knowledge of yoga philosophy to practice. One day he will be quite okay. If you can come here on 24th april, 05 from which date a yoga camp of ten days is being held. It will be very much beneficial for you all. The power is given or minimized or finished by almighty GOD only based on our good or bad deeds. That is why, Atharvaveda mantra 10/8/26 says, ” YEH CHAKAR SHE JAJAR.” I.e., who (GOD) makes he (GOD) only destroys.

Alpha: Please show me the remedy of motion sickness.
Swami Ram Swarup: I will advise you to please learn at least 15 yoga asan and at least three types of pranayaam. Your
daily practice of such asan and pranayaam may overcome the disease, please. I am away and can not teach you. So please learn locally. In addition, You must also take advise from a learned and qualified ayurvedic doctor. Please also take daily cow-milk duly mixed with one masha powder of turmeric.

xxxx: Who was the mother of Mata Sita? Was Bhoo devi (earth) her own mother?
Swami Ram Swarup: The mother of sita was the wife of King janak and not earth. Unnatural and unscientific are not
accepted by Vedas being false.

Jai Narsingh Gupta: I am hindu and please let us know that what is the future of hindu and hindu bharat or hindu dharam. I want true gyan in my life and want a true guru.
Swami Ram Swarup: Hindu religion is based on eternal philosophy of Vedas and therefore the future of Hindus is bright. We must do daily havan even from Gayatri Mantra in the beginning and must do study of Vedas.

Igma Sanjaya: Swami, what important of sadhana because all of this is sadhana. What important of Yoga Kriya when the
live is yuj realisation? Would you get unity when you have to seek special time and space to do this? Teach me the universe unity realization in amrta! Could you do that Swami?
Swami Ram Swarup: Sadhna is separate and all works of the world are separate, please. Only education, money/property/family which are earned by hard working never give peace to anybody. The hard working to get progress in worldly pious matters and sadhna (spiritualism ) both are required together. Yoga is also a sadhna. Unity is strength and it must be promoted internationally. We have to work only, rest is in hand of GOD and to do pious deeds this human body is blessed by GOD . therefore one must devote time. Every body goes to well to take water, similarly the aspirant must got to a spiritual master, if he needs, amarta. This is fundamental law which cannot be changed.

Navin Chandra: I read on your web-site that according to Yajur Ved mantra 31/11 the 4 Varn is not according to birth but karm. However it is confusing how we can classify the current world population. If this classification is according to Ved, then it must be applicable to everybody, not only Indians! Please comment.
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas were originated in this universe at its beginning i.e., about one arab, 96 crore, 8 lakhs 53 thousands years ago, when there was no so many countries but first king was Manu for whole of the world. No caste system etc., was there. So Vedas were applicable to al human beings at that time and being eternal knowledge direct from GOD is till applicable to all human beings. But now so many religions and countries have been originated after Mahabhart war and
people have thus forgotten Vedas. But Vedas are still applicable to all. Now it is a question of acceptance or non-acceptance. Otherwise based on the qualities the varn/caste is considered fundamentally.

Paramjit Singh: Please give me some information about life after death….what is sukhsam sarir and how does this sarir travel through time after death.
Swami Ram Swarup: 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 5/1/1/2 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. YAJURVEDA chapter 39 refers. 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 a 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 Yagyen”, “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 his previous deeds (karmas). Yajurveda mantra 39/6 says that the soul after leaving the body 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 Vishvdevah (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
his 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.

There are three stages of body sthool, suksham and sushupat. Sthool body which is seen, shuksahm which has five pran, five senses, and five shuksham bhoot, mann and budhhi and third is sushupat (sound sleep).

Rovin: Who am I?
Swami Ram Swarup: A person lives is a house but he is not a house. A person wears shirt and but he is not shirt, i.e., shirt is separate and he is separate. A person says this is his house, son, shirt, etc. etc., because all such articles are totally separate from him. The person can never say that he is son, he will have to say that he is my son. Similarly, we all say that this is our head, nose, eye, etc. etc. but nobody says that he is eye or head or ear, etc. etc. so body and its part are separate and the matter who is making relations with body etc., is separate and he is alive soul residing in the body. So, you are immortal soul.

Shirish: Every knowledgable person tells that supreme power creates, operates & destroys this universe. This cycle repeats again & again. There is no start & end to this process. Everything is infinite. Veda mention the concept of “advait”,i.e., atma & parmatma is one only. It is occupied in everything & everything is occupied in it. Atma takes many births in this universe (MAYA), do different karma & reaches to it’s final goal,i.e., moksha. This all I am writing for giving the background of my next question. Above text & all other this type of knowledge explains about what is happening & how it is happening. But nowhere I am able to get the answer for “why everything is happening?”. Can you please answer this question?
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas say as is also said in shastras, “Karanamantra Na Karyasya Utpattihi” i.e., there is some reason for happening. For example children are the reason of parents. House is a reason of builders, the universe is created by God who is a reason of creation etc., etc. So sorrows or pleasure are reason of our past deeds. Therefore every happening of the universe has reason behind, please.

Baz: Is a World Government possible and could it stop this evilness we see in the world today?
Swami Ram Swarup: There is no impossible task in the world. Secondly world Govt. or national Govt. have full powers to do wrong or right. But there is a fundamental that knowledge is only gained when given by anybody. Earth moves round the sun and this fundamental law made by GOD is ever changeable. Study of Vedas reveals that the knowledge of Vedas emanates from GOD and is originated in the heart of four rishis at the time of unsexual creation— i.e., before 1 arab, 96 crore, 8 lakhs and 53 thousands years. Therefore only rishi Patanjali in his Yog shastra sutra 1/26 says that Almighty GOD is the first guru of the ancient four rishis. GOD only gave them knowledge, then the knowledge gained by the rishis and thereafter up till now through rishis munis traditionally.

Further it reveals that WHATEVER IS HAPPENING IN THE WORLD IS ALL (100%) is according to fundamental law of Vedas. For example it is said above that earth revolves round the sun, so is already mentioned in Yajurveda mantra 3/6. Vedas are according to science and we can say that science is according to Vedas. Vedas contain detailed knowledge about pious deeds, worship, science, war and i.e., all worldly subjects and spiritual. In Yajurveda mantra 40/14, GOD PREACHES THAT HUMAN BEING MUST GET PROGRESS TOGETHER IN both paths i.e., progress of education, science, worldly good affairs for a long happy life and spiritual. Conclusion is this that when any national Govt. or world Govt. will be able to understand the dep sense of Vedas to get progress in worldly and spiritual deeds, together then only evilness at the world level will be finished totally.

Smita: How to proceed when I have cold?
Swami Ram Swarup: Please do daily sling gargles four times (duly mixed with salt in water). Take salted water (lukewarm) in palm and closing one nostril, take in water in another nostril by breathing, the water may thus come in your throat also which may be put out. This process must be done daily in the morning and before going to bed. Use your handkerchief and towels duly soaked and dried in dettol water i.e., after washing the said clothes, these must be soaked
in a bucket (full/half water) duly mixed with at least 15 drops of dettol. Take daily twice extract of one glass of boiled black grams( kale chane). Take care of your body duly prevented from exposure to cold season if it is there. Soon you will be okay. You may also take extract of tulsi leaves (3), 4 black peppers and ½ gm of Banakshaw (herb). These must be taken for
three days. In sickness please try to take rest and avoid yoga practice but havan and name jaap of GOD must not be discontinued.

Arun Kumar: Do Hindus bury the dead body in some special cases? I have seen people bury the dead body of small kids. In some other cases also they bury the dead body. Please explain.
Swami Ram Swarup: At the time of beginning of the earth GOD gave the knowledge of four Vedas to obey to all human
beings. According to the 39th chapter of Yajurveda and Yajurveda mantra 40/15 body is required to be cremated. Now it is up to the human beings whether they contain Vedic knowledge or not.

Lav Raj Kumar: Nowadays we use so many forms of greetings, like Namaste, Ram Ram, Jai siya Ram and so on. I would like to know which is the best greeting according to the Vedas and what does it mean? From where did the other greetings come from and what do they mean?
Swami Ram Swarup: The best honour to all is given by saying nameste as per all Vedas. Yajurveda mantra 16/22-24 says that one should give respect (NAMAH TE) to elders etc. The meaning of namaste is —- NAMAH i.e., to respect, and TE means for you etc. when elder meets younger or younger meets elder then everybody must try to say namaste. Also NAMAH means to be naman i.e., to be polite/soft or sweet to others. This namaste word is in Vedas whereas several words even quoted by you,
also, are out of Vedas please.

Lav Raj Kumar: Two weeks ago, Swami ji, I asked you about the journey of the soul once it leaves our body until it
is reborn again. You explained that after leaving the boby the soul goes to sun, fire, air and so on uptil 12 days. Then after 13 days it takes another body. The days that you have mentioned are they earth (human) days or some other days like Braham days? Does the soul take another body on the 13th day or anytime after 13 days? If so, then what determines when the soul will get the next body? After getting out of our body does the soul go to the sun, fire, air etc to rejuvenate itself or is there some other reason?
Swami Ram Swarup: Days means simple days i.e., one month = 30 days. Soul takes birth on any day after 13 days. The soul takes birth according to sanchit karmas i.e., based on karmas did in the previous lives’. Soul is immortal and unchangeable and is away from any effect of five matters i.e., fire, even of sun, earth, air, water and space. Soul needs no any other power etc., to rejuvenate being self sufficient. Soul remains under the control of GOD and takes rebirth according to deed of previous lives’.

Jeyaram Pandian: I am visiting this site for the first time. I really would like to know whether a curse or Shaap by a
person in the past life could affect my karma in the present life. Or is it just a myth? Please advice.
Swami Ram Swarup: 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. So Atharvaveda mantra 6/37/1,2 says that a shaap due to ravages of hatred etc., is given by any person that shaap destroy him and not others. The mantra says
that just as wolf kills the sheep similarly he who gives shaap or Abuses etc., he is destroyed.

Ankita Saxena: I wanna know abt varna vayastha of ancient people.
Swami Ram Swarup: I have already written about caste system (varn vyavastha). Yajurveda mantra 31/11 says that caste is
based on present deeds (karmas) and not by birth. The sense of Mantra is that if a son of shudra study Vedas controls senses/organs and mind, do practice of ashtang yoga then he will be considered brahmin and a brahmin who has no such qualities he will be treated as shudra etc., etc. There is no caste system in Vedas based on birth. And the other holy books like Manusmriti , six shastras, Upanishads, Valmiki Ramayana, Mahabhart (Bhagwat Geeta) etc., were written by ancient rishis/ munis based on only the knowledge of Vedas, so no caste system exists therein based on birth. In this connection Yajurveda mantra 31/11 also says that he who knows Vedas and God, he is Brahmin being most supreme in the world like a mouth in the body. So anyone (of any caste) can be a brahmin by hard studies of Vedas, practicing ashtang yoga therein and thus realizing God. One who has physical power in his arms, he is Kashtriye-Rajput to protect the country. So anyone can be a Rajput, holding the said qualities. One who has powers in his thighs to travel and to do hard working to establish business, he is Vaishya (businessman). One who has not studied, based on his qualities that he could not gain, THE QUALITIES OF BRAHMIN, Kashtriye and Vaishya, he is shudra (may be of any caste). There is a symbolic story in Mahabhart. That once Yudhistar saw that his brother Bhima was caught by a huge python. Yudhistar asked python that my brother is a great warrior having sufficient power that you could not caught him. So really you are not python, tell me, who you are. Python replied that he
was a yaksha. O Yudishtar, if you would answer my question, then your brother would be released. Yaksha asked Yudhistar that if a son of Brahmin takes wine, meet, gambles and does bad deeds then whether he will be considered as brahmin and when a shudra (lowest caste) reads Vedas, does practice of ashtang yoga, control his five senses, five organs and mind and does
always pious deeds then whether the son of such shudra will remian shudra? Yudhistar replied that the brahmin will be treated as shudra and shudra will be treated as brahmin. King Janak called all the emperors/anybody to break the bow to prove to be the best powerful emperor amongst all to marry his daughter Sita. So king Janak did not make any objection of caste system.
So was the case of marriage of Draupadi where in the dress of a brahmin Arjuna pierced the eye of the fish with arrow and Yudhistar married Draupadi. Draupadi was daughter of Khastriye, Rajput whereas in the dress, Yudhistar was Brahmin. So qualities are to be checked either of boy or girl.

Anshu: Kindly let me know the process and mantra of brhaspati Jaap shanti.
Swami Ram Swarup: In Vedas brihsapati means GOD or an achraya who knows four Vedas. So one must do the jaap of Gaytri
mantra and OM, please.

PD: How to control anger in family?
Swami Ram Swarup: Sometimes anger becomes a nature which is dangerous one, please. So all Vedas and spiritual books preach to control the anger. Anger is hidden foe who also increases our enemies and at last destroy us not you and others but is a fact that Ravana, Duryodhan, Kans, etc., were destroyed due to their angers and proud. So one must always be sweet spoken to all. Suppose with anger even if the children will not study well then extra hate within family generates. But with love there is no any scope to be left that children will not study well. I.e., with sweet spoken and love again and again will mold the children definitely. Love even is GOD and GOD is love. But to achieve this quality one will have to
control himself a lot. I will advise you also to control yourself to create fighting atmosphere which can be avoided if you shower your heartily love to your family. Please start doing needful first from your side and the result will ever be good.

Vijay Kumar: You have told the gunas of GOD as God creates, nurses and destroys the universe. God is omnipresent,
omniscient and omnipotent and almighty, beyond description, beyond imagination, and beyond calculation. Are these definitions relate to ‘Prameshwar/Parmeshwari’ only OR to Lords Brama, Vishnu, Mahesh and other Gods also esp. God is omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent and almighty, beyond description, beyond imagination, and beyond calculation.
Swami Ram Swarup: This definition relates to one almighty GOD because these qualities have not been achieved and
will never be achieved to others, GOD being formless and one, please. Yajurveda mantra 27/36 TOO SAYS that the GOD only has such qualities and no other GOD similar to the said one was born and even will never be born in future.

Rajat Duggal: YOU SAID AFTER DEATH NO GHOST EXISTS, but in hanuman chalisa …line is there jo 7 bar path karat “BHOOT PICHAT NIKAT NAHI AAWAT….”. It means …ghost,bhoot exists…
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas are eternal and emanates from GOD. Vide Yoga shastra sutra 1/7 to determine the truth roof of
Vedas are required. No any mantra of Vedas accept existence of ghost. So paath i.e., BHOOT PRTE NIKAT NAHIN AAVE is not accepted by a learned person being not tallied with Vedas.

Arun Kumar: Almost all of the mantras in Samveda is available in Rigveda. Is the meaning same or does it change? In other words after reading Rigveda only can someone say that He/She knows 2 Vedas(Samved and Rigved)?
Swami Ram Swarup: Rigveda contains knowledge of all matters etc., and Saamveda contain Upasana i.e., worship etc. So
according to the devta of the mantra and situation the meanings are done. If someone reads Rigveda he cannot say that he has studied Saamveda also.

xxxx: God creates, nurses and destroys the universe. God is omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent and almighty, beyond description, beyond imagination, and beyond calculation. Please explain in detail the above statement.
Swami Ram Swarup: GOD being Omnipresent means that God is everywhere. To understand one may consider the example of salt mixed in water i.e., there is no place one can imagine which is devoid of GOD but here it is not out of place to mention that no worldly instances actually can be imputed on GOD but to make understand the idea, these instances are quoted. In this connection Yajurveda mantra 40/1 and 40/8 also refer wherein it is said that there are two types of
world— one non-alive like body, sun, moon, earth, air, fire etc., and other alive — all souls which reside in all bodies of humans, animals, birds etc. So GOD is in non-alive matters and alive souls. Hence, GOD is witness to all our actions and one should restrain from doing any sin since GOD is looking us at all times.

OMNISCIENT means the most knowledgeable i.e., GOD is the best master/knowledgeable of Vedas. So He is only the ultimate root of all the eternal knowledge of four Vedas to be understood. He is the knower of not only our actions but even thoughts even before they originate in our hearts. In this connection Yog shastra sutra 1/25 also refers wherein it is said that
no one is above GOD too in the matter of knowledge. GOD knows each and everything of the universe.

OMNIPOTENT means almighty, i.e.,. GOD has all powers and needs no assistant to do anything in the universe. Infact, being formless, he does not need help of bow and arrow to kill any sinner. Infact He is self sufficient and does not depend on human body etc., to bring about fulfillment of any action. BEYOND DESCRIPTION means that we the human beings describe the worldly articles with our mind because the qualities etc., of the articles are limited but the qualities of GOD are unlimited and human mind is always unable to describe His divine qualities, so GOD is beyond description. For example—- nobody can measure GOD etc.

CREATES— GOD creates universe from prakriti and no other can create. This quality is in GOD only. NURSES—- GOD gives air, food, etc., etc., to live upon and on other can do it. This quality is in GOD only. DESTROYS-at one time the universe is destroyed by GOD and no Other can do it. This quality is in GOD only. BEYOND IMAGINATION— GOD is formless and His
qualities, features etc., can not be observed by perceptions, organs and mind. Once mind can go to a limited place of world or in the sky. But GOD is beyond all. So can’ t be caught by imagination even. BEYOND CALCULATION— divine qualities of GOD are not in number but are unlimited and can not be calculated that Is why Vedas say “NETI-NETI”. NETI means this is not the end. So qualities of GOD are endless.

Jay Joshi: I am regular reader of your web site. You have mentioned that the ghost does not exist. After death, soul is in control of Almighty God hence can not enter in some other living body of its own. But recently I have heard a strange case from my close friend which has happened at his home. He himself was not believing in ghost prior to this incident. My friend’s elder brother got married. His wife used to lite a diya in the evening. One day after lighting a diya, strange
thing happened to her. She has suddenly started speaking with different tone. She told her father in law that I am your mother. She has started talking about very old days. She has told some old incidence which only his father in laws was aware. Everybody got shocked. Then she told to do some pitru vidhi so that she will be relieved and take another birth. After
that the soul went away and she became unconscious. The soul used to come to her body often. Finally they have decided to do the vidhi told by that soul. After vidhi everything became normal. I am very confused after hearing this case. How is
this possible? Till today I have also not seen any ghost. But I have seen a case of entering a devi in the body of many person during Navaratri. That person becomes uncontrollable and become normal after sometime. How does that happen? Please clarify my doubt.
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes please, there is no existence of ghosts. But mostly the people earns the money or feel enjoyment
when they are praised etc., by giving false proof of existence of ghost and people are attracted and accept the false to be a truth. In short I give two instances—

A poor man met me. He was suffering from acute stomach pain. He told me that his relative had brought him so many times to a baba, who used to do treatment of ghost. He was beaten badly there so many times to accept that there is a ghost in him. The poor man said to me that at last he (poor man) told false that the ghost is within him to escape himself only. But the fact was that he was having acute stomach pain. When such person accepts existence of ghost under pressure then the people who was present there accepts and starts saying that they are eye-witness where a person accepted ghost.

Second instance that one of my followers brought a gentleman to me. He told that the person is his friend and his daughter is caught by five witches. He further told the story that when the girl goes to bathroom in the morning, there the five witches slaps on her upper arms and the sign of slaps of fingers exist on arms. The girl faints. So this story also looks a true one.
But a person who is aware of the fundamental law of nature never accepts such stories at any cost to be a true one. I thought if I will straight way refuse the existence of ghost, then the problem will not be solved. So I told that this girl must come to me along with her parents daily at least for 10-15 days, then she will be okay.

When first day the girl came to me, I asked her to tell all about the witches. She repeated the story and told that her parents had expended a lot of money to cure her. Her parents used to take her to such personal who did such cases. The personal used to ask her parents to offer wine, chicken etc., which her parents provided. She used to sit before them
continuously for full night also. She was beaten by them with iron chains so many times etc., etc. The second day I started giving her preach of Vedas. After one week I became able to make her understand that there is no existence of ghost on the earth and she agreed. Then in a friendly and pleasant atmosphere I told her that O daughter! When you have understood
then truly tell me about the story of witches and the signs of slaps with five fingers on the upper arms and what about faints. I myself made a promise to her that I shall never tell your statement to anybody else. Then she told that she is a student of class 9th and she never wants to go to school. But forcefully her parents used to send her to school, then she thought to play such game. When she was about to go to school in the morning she used to enter the bathroom and used
to beat herself on both the upper arms leaving the signs of fingers thereon. She used to do the acting of fainting and afterwards she used to tell parents that in the bathroom she saw five witches who beat her and the remaining day she used to enjoy as holiday. Then I told her that if she do not want to go to school I will make your parents agreed, but you stop doing this acting. And I will not tell anything to anybody. She was agreed. Next day I called her parents without girl
and told them that I have cured your daughter. Now the witches will not come again but in this process you will stop your daughter from going to school. Please arrange her education privately. And she became alright. now she is married having sons and daughters. After a laps of six years I was telling this story while preaching and my follower who brought the case
to me, was sitting in the public. Now he is a retd. Superintendent of Police. He was very much surprised after listening the fact. So we must follow the fundamental law of nature only then there will be no problem to understand the truth.

Rakesh Sharma: It is said God has sent us on this earth for a particular purpose. How to know that purpose. Please help me to understand that aspect.
Swami Ram Swarup: The aim of human life is to realize God while discharging our moral duties. We have to get progress
in the field of spiritualism and education/worldly matters simultaneously. But all this philosophy is only known from a spiritual master please. So one has to seek a spiritual master in the life.

Rajesh Nair: In every religion holy books i.e (Quran, Bible, Geeta, etc.) it is mention that one avtar will take place on this earth who will destroy everything,like in Hindu it is mention that one avtar will be born on pipal leaf, in Bible it is mentioned that Jesus will come again & also in Quran its mention the same. So guruji please tell me if there is different God.If not then why jesus,Allah,krishna took different birth.Today there is chaos all over the globe & I think its only bcos of religion. Kindly clear my doubt. I beleive in my karma & for me all religion are same.
Swami Ram Swarup: God is only one who creates the universe and no other can create the universe except God. Please think deeply can any one except God is empowered for creation etc. the pious qualities of God are unlimited whereas qualities of soul which resides in human body are limited. That is why He is God. This fact is also mentioned by rishi Patanjali in his Yog shastra sutra 1/24, “KALEASHKARAKVIPAKASHYAIHI APRAMRISHTAHA PURUSHVISHESHAHA ISHWARAHA” i.e., He who is not indulged in any sorrows/sufferings (kalesh) in any kind of deed (karma) and result thereof (vipakya) He is supreme in souls and is called Ishwar(God). Whereas soul is indulged in all the said matters according to deeds done in previous and in the present life. So this is also a difference between God and souls and therefore soul can never be God based on the different qualities. Another qualities of God only amongst unlimited is, God creates, nurses and destroys the universe. God is omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent and almighty, beyond description, beyond imagination, and beyond calculation. Nobody on the earth can deny such qualities but these qualities are to be discussed and considered deeply and who does the same in the Vedas and shastras, he is called MUNI. Let us think over one quality of God— almighty. Almighty means God has all powers and thus God to control the universe and to do any kind of deed for the same can not be dependent at any cost, being almighty. Again shastras say which is a true saying too, that there must be reason behind for any creation, matter etc. God is a reason to create the universe. Parents are the reason to give birth to a child. Ravana took Sita forcefully which
became a reason of war between Shri Ram and Ravana etc., etc. So as per Vedas there must be a reason of avatar and after studying eternal knowledge of Vedas and thinking deeply, there seems no reason to take avatar by almighty God. As in Yajurveda mantra 2/26, so is in shwetashwaropnishad shlok 6/8 wherein it is mentioned that there is no reason to form a God and thus God is also formless i.e., nobody can make God but God creates universe from non-alive prakriti. Secondly the said Upanishad says that the deeds of God of creation, nursing, and destruction of universe are eternal, natural, and automatic. So naturally God needs no avatar to destroy Kalyug, earth, or devils etc., being almighty i.e., God has all powers and
independent. Not God but only His powers are enough to control, create, nurse, destroy the universe. That is why Upanishad says that God has no desire to create etc., but it is eternal and natural and this sort of desire is named “IKSHAN” and not desire to create etc. Suppose God has to kill a devil and He takes avatar and God kills the devils by arrow etc. It means God is not almighty and independent because God has taken help of Avatar (Human body) and arrow, gun, etc., which is impossible. This all I have told based on fundamental law of eternal knowledge of four Vedas. Yet if anybody says about avatar then it is their own views and they are satisfied with their views and cannot be commented because they could have been realizing at their own but so far as eternal knowledge of Vedas is concerned, Avatar is not possible.

Rashmi Sahu: How should be the life of a true yogi or sanyasi as per Vedas?
Swami Ram Swarup: There are four ashrams in the life, brahamcharyaashram, up to age of 25 years, Griastha ashram up to 50 years, Vanprasth ashram up to 75 years and sanyas ashram up to 100 years. So one should try to discharge his duties of every ashram knowing duties thereof and then must take sanyas but if anybody else is interested to take sanyas being ascetic by true speech etc., then he can take sanyas even at an early age. Manusmriti says that being sanyasi/saint he has not left ill conduct, has no control on five senses, five perceptions and mind. Thus he has no peace within him but has jealousy and ravages of hatred etc., has not realized God by doing practice of ashtang yoga then he is doing more sins (Kathopnishad 2/24 also refers). A sanyasi has a special mind due to the result of his tapsya (knowledge of Vedas and practice of ashtang yoga etc.). he always controls not to do any sin against Vedas- shastras by mind, intellect and deeds.” Faculty where the effect of his various thoughts are stored” which is called chitta and in Yog shastra sutra chitta comprises of mind (mann) intellect (buddhi), ahankar ( ego) He is complete ascetic according to Yog shastra sutra 1/15 and 1/16 i.e., he is away from any kind of attraction of listening, looking and all the materialistic articles of the world made by God. But always does deeds selflessly to spread the wisdom to the public.

Those who lack eternal knowledge mentioned in Vedas and are indulged in illusion etc., but introduce themselves as learned sanyasi/saints, they always bear unlimited sorrows (Mundukopnishad shlok 2/8,9 also refers) who have not realized God, but are ascetic these sanyasis must go to a learned sanyasi to serve him to take Vedic knowledge to realize God (Mundukopnishad shlok 2/12 also refers). If sanyasi/saint is not ascetic then he will spread poison to the public.

A sanyasi is never attached with any affection of mann, assets, defect/disorder/change of mind and attachment towards son, family etc. A sanyasi does not favour anyone but speaks truth always according to Vedas. He is always benevolent/kind/beneficient. He has controlled anger even when the oppostion abuses him. He cuts his hairs, nails, beard, moustaches ( Manusmirti chapter six refers). A sanyasi daily does study of Vedas and practice of ashtang yoga. In the absecne of real sanyasi, truth can not be understood and maintained. Those who say that sanyasi has left no deed to do,
they are spreading poison by telling lie. Vedas as well as Manusmriti say that a sanyasi has to discharge duties according to Vedas. A real sanyasi,when he was in home had responsibility of his family only but after taking sanyas, he has to look after whole of the world to kill their sorrows etc., and to realize God by his true preach. When a sanyasi cannot leave other
pious deeds and if sanyasi/saint ignore Vedic pious deeds/ responsibilities, then they are sinners naturally. Such sanyasi/saints take money from the public and enjoy but do not speak truth and do not spread real knowledge to kill the sorrows and problem of the public. If a person does not use eye to see and ear to listen does not speak truth and if a sanyasi does not spread eternal knowledge of Vedas, then he is false speaker and is unnecessary weight on the earth.

Nikhil Joshi: It is a common belief (and you preach) that you get swarga and narka in your subsequent births, depending upon what deeds you do in your present life. I have numerous doubts about that. Biggest question I have is this…giving hell means giving punishment. And punishments are given so that the person repents for what he does. In this case, why is a person given punishement in another life, when he has no idea what he did in his last life and therefore cannot repent his actions? This totally negates the purpose of punishing the person for bad deeds.
Swami Ram Swarup: Swarg and narak are on earth only based on the deeds of previous lives’ please. Because the deeds of
present life will be borne in the future life. Punishment is given to bear the result of past deeds only without considering that individual repents or not. If one has to repent then while experiencing enjoyment of worldly articles, he always sees the other poors, defaulters, orphans, lame, leprosy patients and moreover several deaths which cause sorrows are the result of pervious deeds but very few repent and become ascetic. In this connection Rigveda mantra 10/135/2 says that God has given the human body to face the result of the past sins. And whatever sins the individual does in the present life he will face
the same in the next births. But those who go to a learned acharya and follow the true path while discharging family duties, they kill the previous sins in this life and have no sin to bear in the next life. Because such persons always do pious deeds under the guidance of a learned acharya who knows Vedas. The person is given punishment in another life because he
has to face the result of the deeds of past lives’ in the present birth and thus no scope of bearing the sins in the present life of deeds(sinful) done in the present life. This is a fundamental law of Vedas which I have written so many times stating three types of karmas and would request you tom please see the web site also in this connection. So this human life is
only blessed to go to a learned acharya to understand philosophy of good and bad deeds, sins, philosophy of worship, aim of life, duties etc. ,as is also said in rigveda mantra 10/135/3.

Jay: How should a student study? Thanks for offering to send books for free.
Swami Ram Swarup: This is not an offer please. I objey Vedas. You see, according to Vedas, the ancient rishis munis in their gurukul (ashram) used to look after the disciples/students by all means. The rishis never took a single pice from the students. I have also made-up my mind not to take donation/rupee/anything from students, and in addition from widows and those who are not earning hand. I always try to feed them because a student will not spend money from his pocket but will spend parents’ money. Actually as a student more and more time must always be devoted in study. It is a moral duty of a student. You may cut some time from meditation and devote the same towards study. Whatever you learn must always be written on rough copy by heart. Otherwise mere learning will not serve the purpose. Suppose one person is interested and get pleasure in eating rasgulla or sleeping late etc., a student must take such pleasure and happiness in his study. Study must never be weight for a student. In Sanskrit VIDYARTH I means Vidya+ arthah. Again vidya means study and arthah means motto. So vidyarthi means whose motto is only to study hard. So I believe in you to be the best student. However, one should work hard
and result must be based in the hand of Almighty God and therefore must never be nervous in result. A student must also take care of his health.

Lavraj Kumar: I am really impressed with your knowledge. Now I also understand why you and Swami Dayanand Ji preach exactly the same things. Since both of you are the real scholars of the Vedas and Vedas being the true knowledge there is no queston of you two having different views. Swami ji, in some of your explanations you have written “paap can be burnt”. My understanding was that paap or punya can never be burnt or destroyed but the effects of paap can be suppressed (or masked) by punya and vice versa, but we are bound to face the consequences of our actions whether good or bad, at some stage and in some life. Can you please clarify this point for me?
Swami Ram Swarup: Thanking you, please. If Paap (sins) and Punya (pious deeds) will not be burnt then there will be no question of salvation (mukti). Then there will aso be no charm of studying Vedas, which is a tap, and doing practice of ashtang yoga, which gives salvation. All Vedas say that Yagya and practice of ashtang yoga burns the sins. That is why Yajurveda mantra 40/2 says that when an aspirant does pious deeds according to Vedas, then a stage comes when he will do pious deeds but the result will not be borne by him. Bhagwatgeeta shlok 4/41 says same rule. There is a pray to the learned acharya in Yajurveda – “Punantu ma Devjanah”, i.e., may our charya make us the purest by burning our sins. Atharvaveda Kand 6 sukta 62 says that the aspirant who learns Vedas and does practice of ashtang yoga becomes able to burn the sins. Yes, God never gives the sins until an aspirant follows the path of real spiritualism. Based on the Vedas, Rishi Patanjali also says in his Yog Shastra 2/16, “Heyam Dukham Anagatam”, i.e. the sorrows which have not yet come to bear in the life are required to be finished. Here we must understand that the sorrows come due to the results of sins done in previous lives. So while doing real worship of God, an aspirant burns the sins and illusion, etc. attains salvation.

Lavraj Kumar: Can you please explain the atma’s journey once we die until it attains the next body. In otherwords,
where does it go, what does it do and for how long and how it enters the next body (lets say next human). Is there any significance of 13 days in this process? Please do quote appropriate mantras from the Vedas.
Swami Ram Swarup: 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 5/1/1/2 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. 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 a body then by the power of God sutratma air and
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 Yagyen”, “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 his previous deeds (karmas). Yajurveda mantra 39/6 says that the soul after leaving the body 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 his 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.

Pankaj Chaubey: Why hindu worships cow not any other animal? What is the importence of cow in hinduism?
Swami Ram Swarup: 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 books. 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., etc. there is a book written by me named Vedic Pravachan sangrah worth Rs. 51.00 indian currency excluding postal charges. In this book there is also an article on cow. I will advice you to read the book, please. The book will be sent if you’re desirous and
on receipt of your postal address.

Rama Murthy Magal: Please inform me how to bring up the new born according to hindu family. What are the samskars we should follow?
Swami Ram Swarup: To bring an intelligent, having long life and divine qualities baby, Vedas say to perform holy Garbhadhan Sanskaar with Ved mantras duly performed by Acharya (Guru) who knows four Vedas and thus he is
called Brahma. There are 16 sansakaar to perform in the life. In short I have already written and whichare placed on this web site. But again with some details I have been writing and shortly the same will be on web site please.

Pooja: Can a manglik and non manglik marry?
Swami Ram Swarup: To know the truth our ancient Rishis have advised to tally the matter with Vedas because in Vedas there is no mention of word manglik so you need not to Worry. The people who are not manglik are also suffering from the problems. Shri Ram married Sita after breaking the bow. And nobody saw Shri Ram’s teva or Anything. In Mahabhart Yudhisthar married Draupadi by piercing arrow in the eye of a fish (the eye was pierced by Arjuna the younger brother of Yudhisthar) and there was no teva and manglik etc. Savitri married Satyavan at her own wish and no teva or manglik etc. Pandu married Kunti and Madri without teva or manglik etc. Teva means janam patri made by pandit i.e., horoscope. So according to Vedas these
are not required and self made story. So please do not worry about manglik etc. future is based on pious deeds, hard working towards a right path and God helps those who help themselves.

Darren Sammarco: This question is a little different. We are doing a presentation for our college class and my specific area is movements in specific influence on swamis and gurus in India (Hinduism is the topic and others are looking at how East meets West. If you could give me information or anything it would greatly be appreciated.
Swami Ram Swarup: As far as my personal views are concerned, there is a huge movement of present sadhus in India. Day by day, the total number of sadhus is increasing. Every sadhu wants to increase his followers and out of it is not out of place to mention that their followers are even in abroad. Most of the sadhus have also made their temples/ashrams all over the world and those who are not able to make temples etc., abroad, they have been first making so in India. Most of the sadhus have purchased TV channels and regularly, they have been whatsoever, preaching regularly to spread their path. Every sadhu mostly tries to attract the people towards him to increase the number of followers. All such efforts of the sadhus does not go in vain but has attracted people a lot. So people are making sadhus, their Guru and follow their paths only. Disciples of one sadhu mostly dislike the path of other sadhus. So no doubt, the influence of all the sadhus is great and all the sadhus are mostly winner in the race of making disciples and increasing in spreading to construct temples/ashrams day by day. But I am only astonished that the real preaching of eternal knowledge of Vedas is being ruined. Thus it is my personal view that due to lack of knowledge of Vedas, inspite of huge preaching of sadhus on TV, in personal shivir by radio broadcasting, in newspapers and in their own magazines too, people are entangled in problems, sorrows, sickness, poverty, insult of women and even in corruption etc.

Shiv Sharma: You earlier replied to me in regards to do pooja, ie you said one can do pooja anytime but in the day time only and not in the night. But it is been observed that pooja like Ramayan, Krishna astmi, Shiv Ratri, etc are
performed in the night. Please comment?
Swami Ram Swarup: I only advice to do worship that in day i.e.,
performing of havan -Yagya. Because the concern of the
ray of light of sun is with havan, whatever ghee and
aahuti of samagri etc., are offered in burning fire
with Ved mantras that all is converted into atoms and
only goes to the sky up to the sun in the day with the
help of ray of light of the sun. and this creates
timely rain and purification of atmosphere to stop
several disease. However, Yajyen (worship of God ) can
be performed in night also but the effect of such
Yajyen will be spiritual only decreasing the said
benefit and other pooja like meditation etc., can
easily be done at night or any suitable time but at
least two times must be fixed i.e., of morning and
evening. Because such pooja have no concern with
spreading the atoms of any matter with ray of light of

Shiv Sharma: You said a learned person do not worship any Devi or Devta except God, well then how come these devi and devtas have come into existence?
Swami Ram Swarup: Whatever the saints told the public, the public accepted. In the beginning of the earth, and there was only one knowledge of four Vedas wherein one formless God is worshiped. Within three thousand years, the saints started advise to worship devi-devtas whose description is not in Vedas.

Shiv Sharma:If Hinduism is the only way to the goal? Are all other religions false?
Swami Ram Swarup: In this connection, I have so many times
written on web site and would request you to please
see the subject on first page of the web site to click
the same to study. However, in short, I repeat here
that India is on the banks of river Sindhu. We were
originally called arya and we were worshiping a
formless God through Yajyen and practice of ashtang
yoga etc., according to the preach of Vedas. People
outside India like Greeks, unanis, Arabians started
calling us sindhus, then Indus, and then Hindus. So
Hindu means all those who are residing on the banks of
river Sindhu whether he is Muslim, Christian, Sikh
etc., etc., when new religions came into existence,
then people started saying us Hindu who reads Vedas,
shastras, Geeta, Ramayana, etc., which is wrong. Now
we are studying eternal knowledge of Vedas and other
holy books then it is our right to do as is the right
of other religions.

Shiv Sharma: Is there any place where the law of Karma does not exist or operate?
Swmai Ram Swarup: No please. Not in a single place of an inches in the universe because God is omnipresent— everywhere and within all human beings, animals. Birds etc. so God is always looking all and gives result of deeds to

Sandeep.B.Yadav: You had asked me to read Atharvaveda chapter quoted previously from a learned acharya instead of attacking the incorrect translation. Why so?
Swami Ram Swarup: Nothing is wrong except person who study the books/religions without doing tapsya please. Real preach of every religion promote international brotherhood and not attacks.

Arun Kumar: The answer to the question that a yogi can listen/see things happening thousand mile away and that a yogi can sit or walk on the surface of water. You said it is possible. There are three kind of proof according to Maharishi Patanjal (Pratykshya, Anumaan and Agam). Everything you say is true according to all of there proofs but can a Pratyakshya/Anuman praman be given for these two cases?
Swami Ram Swarup: There are eight Riddhis and Siddhis, hints of which are in Yajurveda mantra 7/4: annima, laghima, mahima, prapti, prakamya, vashisv, ishitatv, jahankamvasaitav vahan satya sankalaptah. But no yogi uses the riddhi-siddhi. His target is only to attain nirvikalp Samadhi, i.e. realization of God. So, one should not be entangled in Riddhi-Siddhi. In these Riddhi-Siddhi the power of listening and seeing etc. are there.

Arun Kumar: Was Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati a yogi? He criticized almost everybody but he gave the proof for his support. Before him many people had given commentary (like Sayanacharya, Sahankaracharya, etc.) on Vedas, but he found mistake in all of them. I found your views are very similar to him. Do you agree with everything what Dayanand had said about the Vedas and Indian history? Is there any thing where your views differ for him. Can you please explain why did he criticize Sant Kabir? How many languages do you know? At what age did you start learning Sanskrit?

Swami Ram Swarup: As per the biography of Swami Dayanandji, it seems he was a yogi. My base is according to Yog shastra sutra 1/7 that whatever is in Vedas that all true is true, Vedas being self-proof. However, the real meaning of Vedas are originated by practising ashtang yoga. For example, Vedas says about one formless God who creates, nurses and destroy the universe. Therefore if somebody says against this unchangeable fundamental law then I will sure differ with him. So is the case of all matters. When Kabirji died then his followers said that the dead body was covered by a cloth. Hindu and Muslims were struggling to do the last rites according to their religion as both sides loved Kabir. When in the morning the dead body was uncovered then it was (body) not there but converted into flowers. Swami Dayanand objected this that according to the fundamental law of nature body can never be converted into any other matters. Swami Dayanand knew the Vedic law about body which is cremated etc. I know only Sanskrit, Hindi and English. These three languages I started studying since childhood.

Lavraj Kumar: In Ramayan and Mahabharat we read that King Dasrath and King Dhrisraatra we “Chakravarti Rajas” ie they were the king of the whole world. Does this mean that America, Australia, Africa and all other islands were known, inhabited and ruled by these these Kings? If so how come these continents and islands were claimed to be discovered by the Europeans about 1400BC?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes please, all were known but its name were different and there was only one Chakrvarti raja to
rule all over the earth. For example USA was named patal-lok etc. There became Mahabhart war which finished all. After Dhrishrashtra then Yudhisthar and then parikishit were Chakrvarti raja. Under Chakrvarti raja there were so may mandlik raja on the earth (just as Chief Minister) who were under Chakrvarti raja. Rajsuya Yagya used to occur by Chakrvarti raja which
means some warrior with a horse used to walk all over the countries to show that the countries are under Chakrvarti raja. If there became some objection then war was sure to teach the culprit mandlik raja. After king Prikishit it is learnt that mandlik raja declared themselves as independent raja. And thus the location hided.

Lavraj Kumar: You always preach that we must only believe that is true and must always tell truth. I strongly agree with that, but if a situation arises where by telling a lie will save dharma is it ok to tell that lie and save dharma. For example, a hunter is chasing some wild cows and you have seen which way they have gone. The hunter asks you which way have the cows run in the jungle. Should you tell the truth about what you have seen or should you lie and save the innocent cows?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes please, to save the truth/dharma only, a learned can tell lie. But not for self benefit. This I have already told on the web site in one of the answer of a question and the story of cow was also told there. This is story of a Rishi who was sitting outside his cottage and the cow entered the cottage. After sometime butcher came and asked the rishi about cow. The rishi told truth that cow is in his cottage. Vyas Muni says in Mahabhart that rishi did sin to tell this truth at this juncture otherwise cow could be saved.

Lavraj Kumar: Your preaching of Vedas and dharmic views are exactly the same as Maharishi Dayanad. Are you and Arya Samaj and do you believe in the principles of the Arya Samaj?
Swami Ram Swarup: I have told so many times on the web site that I respect Arya Samaj, founder of which was respected
Swami Dayanand ji but I am not arya samaji. I achieved knowledge of ashtang yoga in a densy jungle from my Guru who was a Yogi and lived alone in the jungle. I was searching a true Guru And while wandering in a jungle I met him in a cave. After practice of yoga philosophy and studying holy books I cam to know about the knowledge of four Vedas. And up to that time I never visited any Arya Samaj and even did not know about Arya Samaj. When my articles on Vedas started published in magazines and newspapers then some Arya Samaj rep., started making contact with me to preach in their Arya Samaj Mandir and I with whole heart accepted.

xxxx: Could you explain why Shri Krishna Maharaj is known as “GOVARDAN GIRIDHAR”?
Swami Ram Swarup: ‘Vardhan’ means increasing. ‘Goo’ means cows. Therefore, Govardhan means he who always tries to increase the assets of cows, and rightly Shri Krishna Maharaj was fond of increasing and nursing the cows. In Vedas, cows are considered holy and are served always. Shri Krishna Maharaj used to go with cowherd (Gwala in Hindi) for grazing the cows. Once there was a rainstorm. It was raining bitterly and it had become difficult to save the cows for storms/rains. Shri Krishna Maharaj knew a place where there was a big cave in the mountain, where they were razing the cows. Yogeshwar Shri Krishna ordered the cowherds to take the cows immediately to the safety of the cave, and thus all cows were protected from violent storm. From the day, Shri Krishna Maharaj was named with Giridhar. Giri means mountain, and Dhar means holding. It does not mean that Shri Krishna took the mountain on his fingers.

Rahul: I have another doubt on swarga and narak. You told Ram Suri in one of your reply that after doing pious deeds in last birth one enjoys at the next birth in swarg. You meant that in the next birth one will be born
in a good, rich family, etc. and this happiness is swarg. Similarly, if born in a bad family etc. it is narak. So swarg and narak are in the earth itself. I am clear about this. But you also said that the meaning of swarg is moksha and when he asked you that it is contradictory to the above you said that after attaining the full punya etc. one gets moksha that is another swarg. I just want to clarify that the first swarg and the second swarg are two different meanings, isn’t it?
Swami Ram Swarup: I have several times mentioned that one word may have two, three or more meanings. For example in Sanskrit Sendhav means salt and horse also. When a master of the house is asking for sendhav when he is taking food then sendhav means salt and when he is prepared in a dress to ride horse then sendhav means horse. So the meaning comes out according to the situation but that meaning must be according to the fundamental law of Vedas/shastras because Vedas are always considered as self proof and without proof meaning may be false. So when next birth is concerned then swarg means the next janam is attained with every facility etc., etc. So in some other places in Vedas —— Yajurveda mantra 6/122 says if sons/daughters get property of father and use the same in Yagya and pious deeds and not use the property in bad manners but also donates to needy so this type of pious deed give long, happy/merriment life and this type of life in the mantra is called SAH SWARGAH EVA i.e., this is also a swarg. Atharvaveda 18/4/10 says that human beings by doing Yagya gets swarg i.e., merriment and peace. Atharvaveda mantra 18/4/2,3,4,5 also say that a person who does Yagya, yoga practice and pious deeds according to Vedas attain swarg means merriment of salvation. Atharvaveda mantra 6/120/3 says that on the earth the house is swarg where everybody has pure
heart, do Yagya and pious deeds, are free from diseases, the body is symmetry, the nature is simple and away from crookedness, Do respect of mother, father and elders, parents give good education to the children and thus a human body as stated is also a swarg where peace and merriment are there. Another mantra 6/121/1, 2, 3 say that by real worship of God we overcome the illusions and burn sins and get salvation (swarg). Atharvaveda mantra 20/136/8 says that he who burns his sins etc., and become pious by getting real spiritualism, he get swarg i.e., salvation. But it is definite and is clarified by four Vedas that there is no any swarg in the sky or anywhere where Indra as a king resides with other devi devta. So the fundamental meaning of the swarg is peace, merriment, salvation etc., etc.

Rahul: Recently my teacher at school told me that after death, the life (not aatma, he is talking about “jeeva”) splits into 5 and merges with the pancha booths. During the time of rebirth they join together. I had previously sent you about this but by mistake I said aatma. I told him that you said aatma is unbreakable and he agreed. But then he clarified that he had talked about jeeva and not aatama… what is your opinion on this matter? I have another doubt. If the aatma is “sarva vyaapi” (I think it means present every where) then how can it be inside the body? My teacher told me that paramatmav is sarva vyaapi and not aatma. He also added that the jeevatmav in our body is only the shadow of the paramatmav, (I think it is advaitha philosophy.. not sure) . What is your opinion on this?
Swami Ram Swarup: I appreciate your interest in spiritualism and
my blessings are with you. You may be knowing from this web site that a proof of Vedas is to be given on every statement there are minimum four types of proof in Vedas/shastras, which have been briefed in Patanjal Yoga Darshanam book in Hindi and can be sent to you. So as a proof of Vedas (Atharvaveda mantra 4/1/1, 6/122/4 also refer) there are three matters in the universe — prakriti (non-alive by which universe is created), God and soul (alive). Soul is called atma, Jeevatma, etc., and God is called parmatma. God is one but souls are unlimited. God and souls are immortal. God is omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent, but soul is not. I have written so many articles as answers to questions within this week also and would request you to please read articles which will give you huge knowledge about God and souls.

In Vedas, shastras atma, Jeevatma and Jeev are the names of soul. Somewhere it is said atma, somewhere Jeevatma and somewhere Jeev. But all indicates the soul. Soul (atma, Jeevatma, Jeev) being alive and immortal are never destructible. Our body is made of prakriti. Kapil Muni in his Sankhya shastra 1/26 also says that from prakriti mind, intellect, five perceptions, five senses, and body and sun, moon, air, that is all universe is made. The universe is destructible including our bodies. Therefore Yajurveda mantra 40/15 says, “BHASMANTAM SHARIRAM” i.e., the human body must be burnt. This body is made of five matters i.e., Agni, Vaayu, Jal, Akash, Prithivi. When the body is burnt this is disintegrated and its parts are again mixed with said five maters and soul before burning comes out the body and goes to the space and takes another birth according to deeds. So Jeev is not
split being immortal.

Yes, God (parmatma) is omnipresent i.e., sarv vyapak but not Jeev/Jeevatma/atma. i.e., soul. In one body one soul resides. God is separate and soul is also separate according to qualities. It is very clear in Vedas that God is formless and cannot be seen with these eyes. We bear the blowing wind but we can never observe its shadow. God is more smallest than anything. He is beyond imagination and calculation. And therefore being also formless there is no shadow of God, please. I have also written about advaitvad philosophy of present time which is against the Vedas. The books are in English worth Rs. 35.00 Indian currency and can be sent to you, please.

Rajat Duggal: I hope after mukti nobody gets born again and God will create new atmas for birth?
Swami Ram Swarup: No please. Rebirth is necessary but the period of mukti is in multi millions. Secondly God never creates soul – soul being immortal. God only creates, nurses and destroy the universe.

Abhishek: To know myself we have to go to nirvicharavastha then we have to see our thought then we cannot do nothing because everything is done by thought and is it harm full for our life? Is thinking way help in it? How to improve thinking power how to improve it what the vikar of mind and how to remove it? How alertness and will power help to remove it? If we will not be alert about our thought then what happens?
Swami Ram Swarup: In nirvicharawastha how thought will come? We means we are soul. Who is immortal and has this pious body to do deeds. So everything is done by soul with the help of body, organs. For example soul looks with the help of eye. Without eye soul cannot see etc. so the views quoted b y you are harmful. In meditation a Yogi only considers about God’s qualities/His name and not worldly thoughts and then automatically nirvicharawastha, dhyan, and thereafter Samadhi is attained. So to achieve Samadhi an aspirant did so many pious deed, Yagya, yoga practice, services to the elders, earning to the family and in childhood he studied, etc., etc. therefore karam (deeds) are necessary and then upasana and gyaan are necessary.

So study of Vedas, shastras from a Guru, yoga practice, holy Yagya, and discharging of all moral duties according to Vedas/shastras are necessary to
attain the stage of nirvichar.

Murali Krishna: Please tell about pratyangira sukta in Rigveda.
Swami Ram Swarup: Almighty God is first Guru of four rishis of unsexual creation in the starting of the earth, i.e., God gave the knowledge of the four rishis and made them understand about the Sanskrit language and meaning of each mantra. Thereafter the four Rishis taught the Vedas to others. By studying Vedas and doing ashtang yoga practice those rishis for whom the meaning of the mantra were seen and learnt in Samadhi, those rishis were called MANTRADRISHTA RISHIS OF THE MANTRAS. The knowledge of Ved mantras is emanated from God. And therefore mantras have not been made by Rishis. So there was also a learned and adorable
rishis Angira. His name comes for those Ved mantras which he had seen in Samadhi. And there are so many such mantras in Rigveda which can not be mentioned here being lengthy, please. However one or two mantras can be briefed. Please confirm.

Sanjay Kumar: I would Like to know about where and How I can Study Veda’s and How Important it is To Get this Knowledge from the right Guru?
Swami Ram Swarup: Your views are highly appreciated. Since the beginning of this creation (every creation too) God Himself gives the knowledge of Vedas i.e., knowledge of Vedas emanates from God and is originated in the heart of four rishis of unsexual creation. The four rishis gives this knowledge to others. As also said in 4th chapter of Bhagwat Geeta the Vedas then had been studied by Vivaswan, Manu, Ikshwaku, Brahma, Kshipt, vikshipt and several Raj rishis, rishis like Vyas Muni etc., and the whole public of that ancient time. Then we must not continue the eternal tradition, when it is an order of God in Vedas. I do not know your postal address, so if it is possible for you to attend ten days yoga camp, being held here from 25th April, 05, in which daily at least four times Yagya from Ved mantras with explanation of mantras in Hindi will be done. However the Yagya will be continued till second week of June. If you come then all details will be told about studying of Vedas. In the meantime I will suggest you to study two or three books written by me on Vedas in Hindi and two in English must be studied by you which will help you to understand Vedas’ philosophy. the cost of four books are about Rs. 217.00 Indian currency excluding postal charges. Please confirm if you can attend yoga camp and send your postal address if you’re desirous of studying the said books. Otherwise send me e-mail again.

Balbir Saini: I was born in that Nakashatra, however no puja was
performed because my parents did not know about it. Can I still do this puja?
Swami Ram Swarup: God has blessed us with the human body for worship daily, while discharging all moral duties. So please do worship daily. However there is no any effect of taking birth on any day or in any nakshtra because the birth is based on our deeds which we did in our previous life. We have to face the result of those deeds. So nakshtra etc., will do nothing. Only
worship and that too real worship kills the bad deeds and gives long happy life. If one starts loving God doing worship meditation etc., then he/she needs nothing and remains always satisfied but the people automatically start loving. Our sweet speaks, minimum desires to live upon, hard working, honesty, care towards family, selflessness, etc., are the qualities by which one remains always satisfied. However in this life a spiritual Guru is always needed to guide. I advice you not to worry, please, but try to continue worship and maintain the stated qualities. You will feel lot of peace.

Amit Kumar Sarkar: I will like to receive lessons of ashtanga yoga.
Swami Ram Swarup: If it is possible for you to attend ten days yoga camp, being held here from 25th April, 05, in which daily at least four times Yagya from Ved mantras with explanation of mantras in Hindi will be done. However the Yagya will be continued till second week of June.

Shankuntala: Can I do dhyan sadhana? I am not able to concentrate fully but I do pranayaam. What can be the reason for it and what is the solution?
Swami Ram Swarup: Dhyan (meditation) is a seventh fold path of ashtang yoga. Ashtang yoga is in mentioned in all Vedas (Yajurveda mantra 7/4 also refers). Eight fold path are -yam, Niyam, asan, pranayaam, pratyahar, dharna, dhyan, Samadhi. One has to understand all the paths. It is very appreciated that you are keen in yoga philosophy. if you know Hindi then you must study Patanjal Yog Darshanam written by me worth Rs. 131.00 excluding postal charges in Indian currency. Then one should try to practice all eight paths. In addition it will help more to concentrate mind if one perform havan daily. Otherwise one should do havan daily from Gaytri mantra. Saamveda specially give proof in so many mantras that havan-Yagya helps to concentrate and to get Samadhi even. Then daily name jaap of God is necessary with its meaning and sense. Name must be
taken/ learnt in detail from a spiritual Guru who knows Vedas. Daily description of true qualities (stuti) of God, worship (worship) as stated later and third is knowledge (gyaan) from Vedas is necessary. These three points are mentioned in four Vedas, in the absence of which concentration is quite impossible. The correct pranayaam must be learnt from a spiritual
Guru. Ten days yoga camp is being held here and all are invited. If you have time you may attend with your family. Vedic satsang sangrah book based on Vedas has also written by me worth Rs. 51.00 and can be sent to you on demand plus a book stating procedure to perform Yagya-havan worth Rs. 60.00 excluding postal charges. Otherwise you may carry on pranayaam if learnt from an experienced spiritual master. Because pranayaam is the best worship if done properly by learning all
eight fold paths. And will give benefit at least. Because only pranayaam is one fold path amongst eight. Therefore naturally only pranayaam will decrease full benefit, and that too if learnt from an experienced Guru stated above. But it is also true that an experienced Guru who knows Vedas will never give half knowledge etc.

MB: I read recently in a book called “Bhakti Yoga” by Swami Vivekananda the following quote: “Let all our passions and emotions go up unto Him. They are meant for Him, for if they miss the mark and go lower, they become vile; and when they go straight to the mark, to the Lord, even the lowest of them becames transfigured.” As you might remember from a previous email (I wrote to you relatively recently and you answered with the story of the bird, chakor, who tries to go to the moon) I have become entagled in a passion contrary to what the Scriptures advice and I am trying to set myself free from it. I want to ask if you think that even the lowest passions should be directed to God. Even lust? Even greed? I would feel it is so disrespectful and so extremely ungrateful…! What do you think?
Swami Ram Swarup: Your views are true, please. Swami Vivekananda ji, no doubt outshined the name of India. But I am sorry the philosophy of eternal knowledge of Vedas say something else. Swami Vivekananda ji used to tell that soul is God (saying, ” AHAM BRAHAM ASMI”) WHEREAS ALL FOUR Vedas DIFFER saying that there are three immortal matters. Prakriti, which is non-alive and God and soul alive.( Atharvaveda mantra 4/1/1 also refers.) actually now the world specially India do not know the facts of Vedas. So whatever the present saints are spreading poison against the Vedas in the motivated huge crowd of innocent public, the public is accepting and praising the saints. Now I reply to your question please according to Vedas. There are three points are briefed in four Vedas. Karam (deeds) specially in Yajurveda, upasana (worship) specially in Saamveda, gyaan (wisdom/ knowledge of science etc.) specially in Rigveda and medical science etc., including all the said three matters in Atharvaveda. So all Vedas say that nobody is able to know soul and God and prakriti in the absence of karam, upasana and gyaan together. Atharvaveda mantra 9/6(1)/1,2 says the learned rishi Muni who had been doing Yagya, yoga practice and knows Vedas’ knowledge. They only realize Almighty God. Atharvaveda mantra 4/30/3 says that God Himself says that dev who knows Vedas knowledge and do upasana accordingly then God Himself makes them enlightened, learned of Vedas and knower of God, makes his mind divine and gives title of RISHI. I have written answer to a question and has been pasted in this web site today the 17th February which may kindly be studied there because it will give a huge knowledge to you in the matter. So it is astonishing that most of the saints have been declared by the people As a knower of God without having knowledge of Vedas, Yagya, yoga philosophy etc. Secondly the qualities of Almighty God are unlimited and beyond calculation and imagination, but some qualities from Vedas are— God is omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent, formless, does not take avtar (incarnation), creates, nurse and destroy the universe. Yajurveda mantra 40/8 states that God is the purest and accepts only the purest senses from aspirants. God is always away from illusion etc. Then how God can accept all passions and emotions whether right or wrong being against the fundamental laws of Vedas made by God Himself. Yajurveda mantra 1/5, in this connection further says that God never accept impurity, anger, proud, ego, sensuality/lust, illusion, etc., etc. So we must be always aware of such statements which are against the Vedas. Because rishi Patanjali also says in his yoga shastra sutra 1/7 that the authentic/ proof to realize or to consider the truth are Vedas, being self proof. If you are interested some books on spiritualism based on Vedas have been written by me in which Patanjali Yoga Darshanam is there stating proofs and yoga philosophy etc. The cost of book is Rs. 131.00 excluding postal charges and it is in Hindi. I advice you to read two books (in English) —1. Questions and Answers on Vedanta and Vedas’ Eternal Philosophy. 2. Vedanta and Vedas’ Eternal Philosophy Pt.2, both worth Rs. 35.00 Indian currency, excluding postal charges. Please send your postal address which will clear your doubts.

Shaveta: Mujhe bata dijiye na ki yeh zindagi jo usne di hai jab tak jene ke liye usne sirf 1 hi raasta diya ho to sab usi raste par chalte rahte.
Swami Ram Swarup: Sach yeh hai ki Ishwar ek hai or usne char Vedoin ka gyaan dekar ek hi rasta bataya hai prantu ab koi

Sandeep. B. Yadav: I have few questions to ask please be kind to reply in your work ‘ Vedic Pravachan Sangrah – I’ chapter -12 page 60-61′ you mentioned a story of King Bhoj, where when a minister of his was equation him (Bhij) to Shree Ram Kakmuni who came inform of crow in his mouth. Now doesn’t this story contradict low of nature, Vedas &
your teaching also?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes, the story of King Bhoj is there and actually the story gives knowledge for political leaders to be honest. But the story is not real and even has not any contact with Vedas and true spiritualism. During my preach, I mostly avoid stories but when any story is full of knowledge to take then I narrate but before telling the story, I make it clear that the story is false but in the story, the knowledge is to be taken.
Authentic stories of Shri Ram tell that he used to donate his own property to rishis in full but mostly Shri Ram used to avoid any offering etc. In yudh kand sarg 74, Ram has offered several prizes to the vanaras. For example-Valmiki Ramayana (balk and sarg one) says — DAHN DEN SAMASTYAGE ” i.e., when Shri Ram used to give donation, he used to donate everything. But he mostly used to hesitate to accept offerings. Again the ministers of king Dashrath mentioned in Valmiki Ramyana Balkand Sarg six — Sumantra etc., were having supreme character which may be read in the book, please. So in the story of King Bhoj, the character of Shri Ram is true and the characters of mostly present leaders are also true about their greediness. Therefore story may be not authentic but knowledge therein is hundred percent true. So the motto of writing the above story in the book was to produce a true picture of a true king like Shri Ram and bad picture of present greedy ministers.

S. B. Kanth: What is the meaning of “vyavahar budhi” and “bhavana ka kshetra”?
Swami Ram Swarup: Vyavahar buddhi = all deeds are done from buddhi. If buddhi is pure and pious by doing yoga asan, pranayaam and Yagya etc. then our all deeds towards family and society will be pious and beneficial to all. We then know to behave properly with the others.

Bhavna ka kshetra = when a buddhi becomes emotional due to one or the other reason. Then a person comes in bhavna ke kshetra. Moreover our emotions to other must always be according to holy books like Ved shastra etc. Arjuna became emotional towards relatives and had decided not to fight religious war. So our emotions must be based on religious to give benefit to others.

PD: Sometimes wonder if things in life are destines or one makes it as we lead our life. I mean to say for example whom we marry, how many kids we have, what materialistic things we possess are all these things in your destiny or do we make it as we go through our efforts,smartness or alertness of using new techniques to achieve things. I really think sometimes is destiny already made when a child is born till death.what is the truth?is it true that you make your life better if you grab opportunities as they come in life or what for things to come to you.i do not understand what life is.please let me know what
your opinion is.
Swami Ram Swarup: Destiny means the deeds which we have done in our previous lives’, will now have to be faced. I have
written a lot about this previously also and would request you to see this web site and choose the answer. 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 life’s and these deeds are called sanchit karmas. But sanchit deeds are huge/unlimited and can not 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 present life day today are called kriyamann. So 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. So human beings are free in
the matter of doing deed good or bad,. But result will be awarded by God. so we must worship and do pious deeds under guidance of a learned Guru. So is the case of a child for whom you have mentioned in your question. So one should go always ahead for hard working, pious deeds, worship to make future bright himself. One should always work hard towards aright
path. Worship does not mean that we are free from discharging our family duties, education, etc., but rather it is a sin. So 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.

Anonymous: How should one working spend their day? I am interested to know more about Vedic way of living.
Swami Ram Swarup: First of all I advice you to read some books written by me based on Vedas please. It will cost about Rs. 394.00 Indian currency excluding postal charges. You can minimize the books. The title of books are—
1. Bhagwat Geeta Ek Vedic Rahsya in Hindi Rs. 51.00
2. Vedic pravachan sangrah in Hindi Rs. 51.00
3. Patanjal Yog Darshanam Pt 1 in Hindi Rs. 131.00
4. Yajkaram Sarvshresth Ishwar pooja in Hindi Rs.70.00
5. Mrityu Ek Katu satya IN Hindi Rs. 20.00
6. Vedic satsang sangrah Pt. 2 in Hindi Rs. 15.00
7. Manav dharma shiksha in Hindi Rs. 21.00
8. Questions and answers on Vedanta and eternal Vedas’ philosophy. in English Rs. 15.00
9. Vedanta and eternal Vedas’ philosophy pt 2 Rs. 20.00.
You can please minimize the above books as per your requirement. But every book has its own importance being related to Vedas.

Rigveda says that every person must awake early in the morning at about four clock. After going bathroom one should sit for name jaap of God. This name jaap must be done according to guidance of a spiritual Guru so procedure to do jaap must be known. So is the case of asan and pranayaam which must be learnt. After doing jaap one should do at least ten yoga asans daily within fifteen minutes. Then two or three pranayaam must be done of different type. So this procedure may take initial stage one hour daily. thereafter one should do his routine of household jobs. When the sun is just aboutto rise or has risen (as the time permits) one should do havan (agnihotr/Yagya) from Ved mantras or in the beginning from Gaytri mantra only. It may take hardly half an hour. The process to do perform havan is mentioned in holy book, “Yaj karam Sarvsreshth Ishwar pooja” so this book must be with all family holders, Brahamchari, Vanprasthi or sanyasi. Now a person can start his routine job for his family to earn the money etc., to live upon. Vedas clearly says that earning is meant for body whereas soul needs worship and holy preach etc., So earning helps to reside the soul in body because from earning we all maintain our body. But very few knows thus body is meant to do pious deeds like above worship etc., to get salvation which is only a motto of human life. Then in the evening one should again repeat the above process of worship. One should always try to go to spiritual gurus who knows Vedas to listen Vedas and to perform Yagya. You may also attend a ten days yoga camp being held from 25th April 05 for ten days, which will give you a huge knowledge. A daily Yagya, (havan) will also be performed both times with explanation of Ved mantras in Hindi. The matter will be explained again please if you start the above first. One should be aware of that God is omnipresent and always watches us. So we must hundred percent avoid bad deeds.

Amit Tyagi: It is said that hanuman ji had a son with the name Makra Dhawaj. Is this correct? If its is, why we
refer him as a Brahamchari?
Swami Ram Swarup: As matter of fact there is only one Valmiki Ramayan which is authenticated one. In which Hanuman
ji was Brahamchari and had no son and wife etc. and this statement of Valmiki Ramayan is true. He was a great philosopher of all four Vedas and Brahamchari.

Vedang Vasant Bakshi: Yudhishthir was an independent king- king of Indraprastha, an emperor who had performed the “Ashwamedha Yagna”……..So how come the order of Dhritrashta was binding on him?
Swami Ram Swarup: At that time, Dhritrastr was the only king of the whole earth and not Yudhisthar.

Vedang Vasant Bakshi: Story in “Mahabharat” is that Shri Krishna as well as Mata Kunti had offered Karna, the throne, provided he joined the pandavas, now if he wasn’t eligible, then why the offer and if he was, then why the condition?
Swami Ram Swarup: First eligibility and right is considered. Thereafter according to the situation the throne can
be offered by the elders to anybody else. For example Shri Ram was entitled for the throne but according to the situation Bharat had to got. In Udyog Parv of Mahabhart Shri Krishna only offered the throne to Karan which was the situation raised at
that time due to Mahabhart war and even karan could be if Karan could come at the side of Yudhisthar but Vyas Muni says that Karan did not accept the offer. Karan answered the Krishna that he (karan) was taken by Adhirath while flowing on water in a river. Karan stressed thathe can not break his relation with Adhirath, as his father and a son. So question of taking kingdom ends.

Sandeep B. Yadav: Comments on diet: vegetarian vs. non-vegetarian.
Swami Ram Swarup: In Vedas and shastras every view requires proof from Vedas as also mentioned in yoga shastra sutra 1/7. Therefore Vedas are authentic and gives proof in all Vedas that human being are only entitled to take vegetarian food. This universe has been created by God. The knowledge of Vedas is ever originated in the heart of four rishis direct from God. so God permits to take vegetarian food which are to be followed by all human beings. And God permits animal etc., to kill and take meat thereof which is also according to the animals’ deed. Yes one has to eat to live upon but we are not free to decide
anything according to our five senses but we are always dependent on the order of God framed by God in Vedas only. Veg. and non-veg. are two categories. Accordingly the construction of body i.e., teeth, small intestine and large intestine, and digestive system has been made by God. Human beings are in vegetarian category. Our teeth and digestive system always differ from cat, dog, lion etc. Some animals like cow, buffalo, goat, elephant etc., also come in Veg., category. We take
water by sipping but the animals who are non-vegetarian i.e., meat eater they do not sip but lick. Whatever we eat that food makes our or develop our mind and body and creates natural behavior. For example if we take a cub who is newly born and nurse
him by giving milk and thereafter vegetarian food only and on the other hand to an another cub we provide him meat, then when they will be younger their habit will differ. The cub taking vegetarian food will be not so terror as the cub who took meat. Now medical science also say that the energy in vegetarian food is more than non-veg. vegetarian food gives long and ill free
life. Vegetarian elephant is stronger than non-vegetarian lion. Nobody can take meat until he gives violence to animals or birds etc., which one is a sin. Our stomach becomes a graveyard where we gather meat by eating. As regards life in vegetarians it does not harm to them while plucking from plants etc. because every vegetarian plant has short life and is
entitled to give food to the human life. But to us meat is not entitled. Science has recently told that non-vegetarians are more susceptible to cancer disease and teeth degeneration as compared to vegetarians. Non-vegetarian food is prohibited as per Vedas, shastras, Upanishads and the all ancient holy books. I have written already on the web site and would request you to check the web site please. In vegetarian food a ocean of calories and vitamins is available by the mercy of God. Please check from a dietician about the same. Because it is lengthy one and I cannot explain here. For example dal, is full of proteins, soybean has more protein than any non-veg. food, which has ability to inhibit cancer also. Where as non-veg not.
In green vegetables like palak, methi, etc., are the richest source of iron and vitamin A. So the case of milk, curd, rice, fruit, etc., -etc.

Sandeep B. Yadav: You stated some very wrong thihgs are being thought on T.V , thhen why don,t you PLEASE start preaching on TV or start one channel of your own, It would be a great service to nation as you can reach millions live. What does BHARATVARSHA mean? Is it correct to call this Motherland india?
Swami Ram Swarup: As far as my preach on TV is concerned it is not possible please. Ved shastras, Bhagwat Geeta also
states that false is spread immediately and gathering occurs unlimited to listen the false. But truth takes years together to spread and gatherings are negligible to listen the truth. I am a saint who adopted only true path of Vedas, shastras, Upanishads, Bhagwat Geeta etc. So I have no money, no gathering and I have already written on the site that I have no
office, no servant, no funds etc. Once one of my disciple arranged my preach on TV on sanskaar channel for which the gentleman paid the bill from his own pocket. Although I didn’t want to make his expenditure but he insisted me so many times. So the TV produced my program for nine weeks showing my preach once in a week for twenty minutes only. The CD of the same are available and can be sent to you to be seen by you, if you so desire and gives a lot of knowledge and destroy
the blind faith. When I am not even able to spend 5 to 10 thousands then how can I think to produce my preach on TV and Alas! To open own channel. Because if anybody will do practice of ashtang yoga and study of Vedas then he will never ask for money from anybody. But for most of the saints of now a days, it is their mission to gather huge crowd and take donations from

In Rigveda mantra 3/53/12 the word BHARATAM JANAM is mentioned. The meaning of Bharat is he who knows Ved
mantras. Janam means people. The sense of whole mantra is that we must worship the God only who creates the universe and gives the knowledge of Vedas. Our rishis Munis very well named our country as bharatvarsh, which means the whole people of the nation know Veda mantras. But after Mahabhart war the knowledge of Ved mantras started diminishing due to which the whole
country has been grasped by illusion, corruption, theft, robberies, riots, terrorism, insult of women etc., etc., which was not during the ancient time of Vedic period. Now we will have to again follow the path of Vedas to make our nation strong.

Vishal: I have two queries in my mind 1. Out of so many names of LORD SHIVA one is ‘SWAYAMBHU’OR ‘AJANMA’,which means one who is never born, now my question to you is that if lord shiva is swayambhu then why is that MAHASHIVRATRI is celebrated across the world as BIRTHDAY OF LORD SHIVA?What is the importance of PUJA OF LORD SHIVA at 12 midnight on the MAHASHIVRATRI?
Swami Ram Swarup: Word Swayambhu is mentioned in Vedas, Yajurveda mantra 2/26 also says SWAYAMBHU. Swayambhu means
eternal and immortal. This word is only applicable to Almighty, formless God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe, to souls and prakriti please. God has no date of birth and thus takers no birth. Secondly God is one only who is eternal, immortal beyond calculation and beyond imagination, formless and commander of universe. According to Vedas only one formless God, Swayambhu is worshipped please. In Yajurveda chapter 34 it is mentioned,”TAT MAIN MANAH SHI SANKALPAMSTU” i.e., my mind must always be having views of benefit and well being of human being and mine. i.e., Shiv means who is beneficial and does welfare and gives pleasure etc., to human beings. And that power is only one-Almighty God. so Shiv means Almighty God who is formless and never takes birth, independent and needs no any assistance etc., to control the universe.

Rashmi Sahu: Can you please write a article on these sanskars what are they and how to perform for motals like us:
1.Garbhdhan Sanskar 2. Punsvan sanskar 3. Seemantonnayan sanskar?
Swami Ram Swarup: Garbhadhan sanskaar means when a couple need child then a learned person who knows Vedas perform a
holy Yagya from Ved mantras. This is a lengthy procedure. After performing garbhadhan sanskaar when a mother becomes pregnant then this pious sanskaar is performed from Ved mantra in a holy Yagya in second or third month offering aahutis in havan kund. This is also lengthy and will be sent by post. Seemantonnayan holy sanskaar is also performed duly organized with a Yagya in fourth, sixth or eighth month. There are complete sixteen pious sanskaars in a life to be performed. Due to lack of knowledge of Vedas, personals are on tips who luckily perform the same. Otherwise in whole of the India these were being
performed in every family in the ancient times. All sanskaars of Shri Ram, Mata Sita, Shri Krishna etc., were performed. Suppose a child writes a wrong word on a white sheet from pencil then it is rubbed and correct word on the same place is written. Similarly on the Chitta there are so many effects of bad deeds/sins which are omitted by doing the pious
sanskaar by a learned person who knows Vedas (spiritual Guru). And thus the children enjoy a long happy life.

PD: How many kids one will have or whether boy or girl? Is this destiny or one’s wiseness to use scientific ways
to determine it. I know people who taken help of Chinese calander or scientific methods to plan whether to have a girl or a boy. I always thought this was destined but seeing all this happening one feels may be some people are smart and alert and make their destiny. Please tell me what the fact is.
Swami Ram Swarup: All science like maths, physics, chemistry, botany, atomic energy etc., has been mentioned in
Vedas. Science is meant for benefit of human beings but due to ignoring the spiritual path most of the people are not afraid of law of God. Actually to have difference between boy and girl is a sin. And further sin is to do abortion etc., which is just like murder. Shastras say that our human body is non-alive within which we i.e., alive souls reside. Soul takes body
based on the result of past lives’ deeds (good or bad) under the command of God. there is no difference in any soul which are unlimited in the universe. Due to ignorance of Vedic knowledge it has been a tendency to get boy only. Suppose there will be less number in female then it will be very difficult to get generation etc., in the previous period like satyug, treta, dwapur when knowledge of Vedas were in every house, then there was no tendency of getting boy only because it was not spread. Only the question at that time was to educate the children both boy and girl equally. Good qualities of the children will only give peace to parents, society and nation. King Janak had two daughters, Sita and Urmila who delighted the name of her parents and house of husband by their good qualities given by her parents. Whereas Ravan ruined the tribe due to his bad qualities. The motto to get the children is to have peace at all and not to get only boys. Most of the boys nowadays are insulting the parents. No doubt some daughters are also doing such mistake but their number is still less. And all this is happening due to lack of knowledge of spiritualism. Because we have to get progress in both sides simultaneously. i.e., in science —- worldly affairs as well as in spiritualism.

Rajat Duggal: Tell me that after Moksh, we will not be born again. If this happens then how will God run the shristi?
Swami Ram Swarup: At present also a person even want to enjoy for one hour or five minutes also. So the limit of period of moksh is multi million, then why a person will not require twenty four hour merriment without any sorrow for such period. But we mostly never bother about hard practice of ashtang yoga and the studying Vedas, worshipping etc., to get moksh and most of the people get next birth according to their previous deeds in animal, birds tribe etc,. and face unlimited crucial sorrows. Birth and death are automatically under the command of Almighty God please. And as preached in Vedas our motto must be to get moksh.

RS: We often here reference being made to ‘Braahman Grant’ when talking about Vedas. What are they, and what are the contents of these Shastra? Do they describe history of previous kings in India?
Swami Ram Swarup: Shatpath Brahmin Granth and Nighantoo etc., are the ancient holy books written by Rishis like Yask
Muni. In the said books mostly there are the best explanation of the Vedas and praise thereof.

Rahul: You said that after death our soul will escape from our from our body as air enters it then it will go
somewhere and then it will return to earth and enter vegetables. When man consumes it his wife will deliver this soul. Can you give the line in Vedas supporting the entry in vegetables? My teacher who has learnt Vedas to an extent, says that it is not mentioned in the Vedas about vegetables. According to him it is in Vedas that the soul will split into 5 (pancha
booths like vayu etc) and each part of tjhe soul will unite with the bhooth. Later during the time of rebirth, all the parts will unite togetyher and form the soul.
Swami Ram Swarup: Please study 39th chapter of Yajurveda and ask the teacher also to study wherein the truth is
mentioned. Not only four Vedas but all shastras even Bhagwat Geeta shlok 23 chapter two says that soul is immortal, unbreakable and cannot be burnt by fire, and no water can make it wet etc. The body is non-alive and is destroyed but not alive soul.

Yadav B Sandeep: What does “somras” means, because many misinterpret it to permission of liqour drinking, as there is mention of somras in GEETA?
Swami Ram Swarup: I have stated above this so many times on the web site please. I would request you also to kindly study my 24 lectures in which somewhere I have quoted in detail about SOMRAS giving proof of Rigveda mantras.
so please study sure. However in short there are so many meaning of SOM in Vedas but not liquor at all. Som means God, som means vegetables, etc., in Yajurveda mantra 7/4 it is stated, “MAGHVAN SOMAM PAHI” etc., which means O! aspirant do practice of ashtang yoga and protect Som. Here meaning of Som is a merriment gained in realization of God. So somras means merriment of realization of God.

Lavraj Kumar: I have seen people walk on fire, put their hands in boiling oil and poke thin sticks in their bodies without any pain or injuries. Is this super natural? How are they able to do this? I feel it is some kind of trick but I want to understand it.
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes you’re right this is a trick and people takes help from chemicals etc. Otherwise fire, poison,
sword etc., will effect the body naturally.

Vedang Vasant Bakshi: It is always said that Yudhishthira was the rightful heir of the throne………but since Karna was the eldest Kaunteyaa, was he not the real heir to the throne……if this is right, then was not The Dharma on the side of Karna ……I mean, irrespective of the side on which Karna was. The counter statement seems to be- Karna would have given the entire kingdom to Duryodhana……..but then didn’t he have the right to do so, especially noting that, Yudhishthira, the great Dharmaputra, had lost the kingdom in a game of dice. Then what was wrong, if a king, to repay his debt donated his kingdom? Please guide me.
Swami Ram Swarup: Authorization of prince was made at that time on the basis that the prince must be a son of king.
Yudhisthar was a prince of king Pandu from Kunti, whereas karan was a son of a Rishi named Surya from Kunti. Secondly according to Vedas there was rule in force that whatever king gives order, the order of the king will have to be obeyed at any cost. Yudhisthar did not want to play dice game, but Duryodhan and Shakuni molded Dhritrashtra to give order to play
game. Yudhisthar actually went away towards the jungle with Pandavas and Draupadi but messenger was sent by order of the king to bring them back and play game. When the messenger passed the order of the king to Yudhisthar, then in turn Yudhisthar at once uttered that now there will be sure a war and thus the war took place. Thus Yudhisthar was not interested in the game but by trick of Duryodhan, Shakuni, he was forcefully asked to play in which Yudhisthar was defeated. So this was injustice towards Yudhisthar, his brother and Draupadi.

Sandeep: Tell me the true story of dedhithi?
Swami Ram Swarup: It is stated that there was Rishi named Dadhichi. At that time there was a war being fought between devils and Gods (devtas). When Gods were not able to get victory over devils then they went to Dadhichi Rishi to take his bones which Dadhichi Rishi gave. The Gods made a weapon from the bones of the Dadhichi by which the commander of devil was killed and Gods gets victory. But according to the basic principles of universe made by God in the Vedas, it seemed not to be a true story. Similar story is also there that in which it is said that a devil Vritrasur, swallowed Indra who (Indra) is a king of Gods. Then Gods went to Vishnu. Vishnu advised the Gods that he (Vishnu) will be entered foam of ocean and when you ( ods) throw foam to Vritrasur then immediately he will be killed, which is also untrue by unauthenticated as per Vedic rule. In Rigveda mantra 1/32/1,2 there is a proof that in the said mantra Indra is not a king of Gods. There is no such Indra in Vedas and true ancient holy books. Otherwise he could be now also and could do such miracles as before. Actually no such existence of such Indra is there. In Vedas Indra word is used for God, Yogi, Acharya etc., according to situation of the mantra.

I have also given answer of such question in this series above which is pasted here also. There are so many meanings of one word in Vedas and epic. For example-Rigveda mantra 1/1/1 it is said “AGNIM EEDE ….. RATNAM DHATAMAM” so here Agni means
Ag-Agrini i.e., the Supreme power who was before creation, i.e., God ( eternal ) was first. Then he creates universe and is only adorable> but on the other hand, the worldly meaning of agnim is fire which is not applicable here according to rest of the mantra. So meaning is found according to the matter/devta of the mantra etc. For example in Sanskrit Sendhav means salt and horse also. When a master of the house is asking for sendhav when he is taking food then sendhav means salt and when he is prepared in a dress to ride horse then sendhav means horse. so here Indra means a warrior alive man who has
controlled his all indriyan i.e., five senses, five perceptions, mind and intellect. There is no any existence of swarg lok in space everything is here on earth according to good or bad deeds to face. So the meaning of dev (devta) in Vedas is – who is a philosopher of Vedas and other meaning pertains to alive mother, father, atithi, Acharya and God i.e., He is dev( devta) who gives good to us. Asur means who does sins and who does deeds against the Vedas and holy books as also mentioned in Yajurveda mantra 40/3. I have written the meaning of Vishnu also in one of the above mentioned question please read web site.

So Rigveda mantra 1/32/1,2,5,7 states that here Indra is sun, when black clouds full of water comes before sun and covers the ray of light of sun then it happens that rays of light of sun kills the clouds and with the result it rains. Then there becomes a sense that the drop of water falls on the earth and again turned into smaller droplets after touching the earth. But it has erroneously been mentioned that the Indra (sun) kills the devils (clouds) and from the blood (rain) of the devil there generates so many other devils. Similarly in the case of Dadhichi, Rigveda mantra 1/84/13 says that Indra means sun. Dadhichi means to hold and as per mantra Dadhichi means who has held air etc., i.e., the space has held air etc.
Further in the mantra the word is VRITRANNI which means the clouds with droplets of water. And JAGHAAN means kills. So meaning is—– when sun by his ray of light kills the clouds full of droplets of water then it rains. Therefore the sense comes out that a warrior i.e., commander of army must kill the enemies. Actually now a days due to lack of knowledge of Vedas
and other ancient holy books mostly saints have made their self made (own) ways of worship etc. As also mentioned by Tulsi Dass in his couplet 100(b) where in Tulsi says that mostly the people have ignored Vedas’ path and arrogant have made their own path of worship.

As is in Vedas, so is in Yoga shastra sutra 1/7 that a learned person always gives a proof from Vedas of his statement. But mostly the saints are telling stories etc., without tallying with Vedas. And hence the problem to know the truth. Some saints says that he is telling Vedas but they tell shlok of Upanishads and too a little bit portion to explain, by which also
truth is ignored. Some saint which I observed from TV says that Vedas are originated in the heart of rishis only. Therefore the said saint and the listener (their followers) must not touch a single word of Vedas because it is not their subject. Further the saint on TV says that if anybody will study Vedas he will be indulged with more illusion. So this is bad luck of
India also that such own made stories are being spread on TV and the public who are already innocent with the knowledge of Vedas for the last more than 3000 years accept the false statements of such saints. Just see if the knowledge of Vedas could have been only the property of Rishis, then in the beginning of creation when Almighty God is originated four Vedas in the
heart of four Rishis, then the Rishis could have not given the Vedic knowledge to others. And the matter could have been finished long ago. We must open our eyes that Atharvaveda mantra 4/1/1, Saamveda mantra 1298, 139, 744, Yajurveda mantra 26/2 and other mantras say that the knowledge of Vedas is to be spread through out universe, and this spreading of knowledge must be ordered by kings (leaders). And again Atharvaveda whole sukta 5 of 12th kand and 5/17/7 say that if a king or anybody else (saints etc.,) make obstacles in spreading the knowledge of Vedas then God will punish Himself and there will be war, death of warriors, rape cases, theft, murders by dacoits etc.

Sagar Anmalla: Is it true that Vaastu Shastra was first spoken about in Stapatya Veda, which in turn is a constituent of the Atharva Veda, one of the four esteemed Vedas of India.
Swami Ram Swarup: No please. Actually Vastu means the place of living, i.e. houses etc. In Yajurveda mantra 16/39, it is stated that we must respect the learned persons who have the knowledge of air i.e. scientists who know the air subject and even tell about cyclone and make so many useful things from air i.e., electric aircraft to fly etc and secondly those who are yogis and do pranayaam etc. Mantra further says that we must respect and honour the religious persons and those who protect our living places i.e. houses etc. In this mantra the word is used “VASTUPAYA” i.e. Vastu means places of living Paya means protection. Yajurveda and other Vedas also tell about construction, that the house must be having system of cross-ventilation but now a days Vastu shastra word is being used and addition and alteration in the houses/buildings are being carried out which is not mentioned in Vedas and hence not needed.

Arun Kumar: How would you convince somebody (who do not want to believe in Vedas) that there can be only one God and not more than that?
Swami Ram Swarup: So many Hindus have been converted into Islam,Christianity, Jainism and other religions because they
were convinced by some means. So many foreigners were convinced and they have adopted Bhagwad Geeta/hare Ram hare Krishna mission etc. So when any aspirant comes to learn and even does not come and learned spreads the knowledge of Vedas, then naturally, there will be preach, questions and answers and other detailed discussion and you see at the last truth prevails.
However, for one reason or the other, if the situation of preach, questions and answers or discussion does not arise then it is difficult to convince anybody. The learned person of Vedas has a special knowledge and blessings of God. Vedas say that as only one sun is enough to enlighten the whole world so only one learned Yogi who knows Vedas is enough to give the knowledge of Vedas to the whole world (Atharvaveda mantra 5/17/8 refers) if the aspirant comes to him. When sun rises, the whole darkness of the night is over. So Vedas say when a true learned person of Vedas(Yogi) will preach, the illusion will naturally be over. So question arises only to create atmosphere of preaching and availability of the said learned Yogi only.

Arun Kumar: You have said that a yogi can listen and see things happening far. (Patanjal yog-darshanam, page number 314, sutra 2/43). Do you mean to say a yogi can hear a conversation which a normal person can not hear or see? How far one mile 2 mile or more?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes please such Yogi can listen and see up to a long distance i.e., thousands of miles. However, as
said in the sutra it is possible only when five senses, five perceptions, mind and intellect are purified by hard practice of ashtang Yog and Tap. Tap means, “SHRTUM TAPAH, SHANTAM TAPAH, DAM TAPAH, …….” As mentioned and clarified in sutra 2/11 page 157 of the comments on Patanjal Yog Darshan written by me.

Arun Kumar: I have a copy of Bhadwad Gita translated by you. The translation is consistent with all of your
teachings, but on its front-cover it has a 10 headed person (including Ganesha, hanuman etc.) That is not according to your teachings.
Swami Ram Swarup: As I already mentioned, in one of my previous answer that by the grace of God I only write spiritual
books but books are printed either by my disciples or by others. So erroneously, the two books happened to be printed by others— one was, “Vedanta and Eternal Vedas’ Philosophy Pt 2″ in which the sign on the front was printed and secondly Shrimad Bhagwat Geeta. The said Geeta was printed also by an editor of daily who is till publishing my articles on Bhagwat Geeta regularly. I have now written up to 4th chapter and fifth chapter is being started. The editor prints an article a week which contains explanation of one shlok. This newspaper is very popular here. If you are desirous, and can send his subscription fees, the editor can dispatch his weekly paper ” PUNRVAAS” to you also to enable you to read. Explanation of one
shlok of Geeta in a week. Otherwise on completion of six chapters again Bhagwat Geeta shall be printed. So the editor is not aware of knowledge of Vedas in full. He himself printed the photograph which I objected when I saw the book first but it was at the time when my ticket was booked to fly to New York and only one day was left when I got the printed Bhagwat Geeta
which was to be given in USA. So nothing could be done please. Your objection is appreciated please.

Arun Kumar: I read this on one arya samaj web site that a disciple of Maharishi Dayanand saw him sitting on the
surface of water in Udaypur. Can a yogi attain such powers so that he can walk on water or sit in fire or sleep on ice etc. No yogi including you wants to display the power of yoga. But not everybody can be a yogi and most of the people believe only when they see things happening in front of their eyes. Why do all the yogi’s keep yoga a secret? Yajurved (26/2) says that everyone has right to study the Veda. But knowledge can not be gained until it is given by somebody. So it is the responsibility of the yogis to teach Vedas to the public and do the good for the society. Why do most of the yogis prefer to stay in the jungle and not come to the public and spread the truth? This question might sound stupid but I just want to
know how many true Yogies are there in India? Do you know any body else who you believe could be a true Yogi?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes please, after doing hard practice of learning Vedas and ashtang yoga a Yogi attains eight Ridhis and siddhis as also enlightened in Yajurveda mantra 7/4. So one Ridhi is ANIMA i.e., to make the body most light weighted and can sit on water. I am sure about Swami Dayanand but it is sure the if he had attained this Ridhi then he could also do so. But Yogi can never sit on fire with anybody (suksham or sthool) Atharvaveda 1/1/ 2,3,4 clarifies that if aspirant invites a Yogi or Yogi asks the followers to come to him then Yogi (learned of Vedas) starts giving knowledge of Vedas and yoga otherwise not. i.e., in some other mantras of the Vedas it is mentioned that the knowledge is only given to an aspirant who so desires. On this point you can say it is secret because if the people are not desirous of gaining knowledge on the other hand a learned person is forcefully trying to give or to teach the knowledge then naturally it all will go in vain. So question is only of the aspirant who is deserving otherwise all yogis are having polite heart. People may believe
things which they see before their eyes, but actually this has no concern with the nature of perfect Yogi. In Bhagwat Geeta shlok 2/55 Shri Krishna gives answer to Arjuna that when a Yogi has controlled all his senses etc., and has killed his desires and has become satisfied with the source of soul only then he is called that his mind is stable in Brahma. So actually a Yogi has no desire but when somebody comes to him with desire then he serves the people with knowledge.
This site of Vedmandir.com was created by my loving disciple Kapil, he is computer Engineer and several times he requested to open this site by him. Once I agreed and now my services are available for all. I feel that I have never asked anybody to become my disciple. But when people come then I cannot deny. Yet I have refused thousands of people. I always say I will preach but I am not interested to make disciples. So what you will say in this matter for which I am also astonished. In Orlando the chairman of Hindu University of America tried his level best with others to make my stay even for a day but I preached for some hours and in spite of several polite gentle requests of all of them I could not stay there. And
immediately flew to New York and next day to India whereas my disciples in New York were Also left weeping. So this action is not of mine but natural. People can blame me but it will always remain natural and herein India also such instances are happening. But whenever a real aspirant comes to me then I cannot avoid him. So question is only of deserving aspirant. So this philosophy is not secret please.

It is the responsibility of learned of Vedas to give knowledge to all concerned but at the same time people must also be desirous. In the present time situation is not as was in ancient times i.e., in Satyug, Treta, Dwapur, i.e., about five thousand years back. Vedas say that actually it is the responsibility of king spread the knowledge of Vedas while arranging
learned of Vedas and a Gurukul (universities etc.) the ancient kings by order used to send the people to universities and in turn people became learned whereas nowadays on the matter of faith (spiritualism) everybody is free to adopt any religion and nobody can object. Yes some society may be organized who can try their level best like the king of ancient time to make arrangements to spread the knowledge of Vedas by learned persons. Jungle is a lonely place and it is only meant to do practice of ashtang yoga and study of Vedas etc. When the same is completed then jungle has no relevance to live in but due to bent of mind of Yogi (their nature) he may prefer to live in jungle. In Chhandogya Upanishad it is mentioned the Rakya Muni was a Yogi. King Janshruti came to know about Rakya Muni, he ordered his soldiers to locate the Muni. All failed in spite of their best efforts. King ordered them to go to jungle/lonely place. When soldiers were searching him in secluded places the Muni was found sitting on sand alone. It is a long story which can’t be mentioned here but in short Rakya Muni refused a lot, however, the king persuaded him with his services to bring the Muni from his jungle to his palace to
preach the Vedas and there so many such examples of such respected kings in our ancient texts. So any Yogi can be brought in university or in any place to preach if he is persuaded with gentle thoughts and requests. I have spent most of the time in dense jungles of Rishikesh (India) where in a cave Baba Bankhandi Maharaj ji used to live. He was a Yogi but now he is
not alive. No more Yogi I know who have attained Samadhi please. There may be but I do not know because as per Yog shastra sutra 1/2 the meaning of Yog is Samadhi, i.e., realization of God and not teaching of yoga asan etc. and Samadhi is attained only after practicing ashtang yoga studying Vedas and doing yajna etc., which are unluckily being ignored nowadays.

Sagar Anmalla: Aum Shamno Mitra Sham Varunaha Shamno Bhavatvaryama Shamna Indro Bruhaspatih Shamno Vishnu Rurukramaha
Namo Brahmane Namaste Vaayo Tvameva Pratyaksham Brahmaasi Tvaameva Pratyaksham Brahma Vadisyaami Rutam Vadisyaami Tanmaamavatu Tad Vaktaaramavatu Avatu Maam Aum Shanti Shanti Shantihi. Its meaning is written as: May the sun God Mitra and other Vedic Gods – Varuna, Aryamaa, Indra, Brihaspati and the all pervading Maha Vishnu and all the Devatas shower their
Blessings upon us. Salutations to Brahma. Salutations to Vaayu. You are the personfication of Brahma. I shall proclaim thee as Brahma. I shall always abide by Dharma (righteousness). I shall always speak the truth. May that protect us all. Aum Peace, peace, peace. swamiji these is a copy paste from a website does this mantra is in Vedas and if it is then bhagwan baba who is uttering this mantra is talking about vishnu and different Gods to shower blessings. Maybe he beleives that there exists diffferent Gods. Please correct me.
Swami Ram Swarup: You have quoted shlok from Tetiriyo Upanishad shiksha walli 1/1 and its correct meaning is — SHANO = Sham+ NHAH i.e., Sham means who gives peace and pleasure, Naha means for us, MITRAH means God who gives all merriment to all concern, URUKRAMAH means Almighty i.e., God. so meaning is——- May Almighty God , the God (MITRAH) who gives peace pleasure to all. VARUNAH = supreme i.e., God. SHAM = may God give peace and pleasure to us. ARYAMA= Supreme Judge i.e., God, May give peace and pleasure to us. BRIHASPATI (BRIHAD+PATI) brihad means the biggest Vedas, pati means master i.e., God, May God give peace and pleasure to us. INDRAH = who gives wealth/fortune, i.e., God may give us peace and pleasure to us. VISHNUHU= omnipresent i.e., God. BHAWTU = May. So meaning is OMNIPRESENT God May bless us. The above mantras also come in Rigveda mantra 1/90/9 therefore, sense of this mantra is — there is none except God and a learned spiritual master who can give peace and other above quoted blessings to human beings. Other meaning—– NAMAHA BRAHMANA= OUR NAMASTE, Adore and respect to God. (Brahma means God). VAYO = God who is base of universe, TWAM = you (God), EVA= only, PRATAKSHAM = openly/direct BRAHMA = God ASI is i.e., God, you are only one Almighty God. TWAM = you EVA = are PRATAKSHAM = direct
BRAHAM= God AVADISHAM = is said i.e., I have said only you as Supreme God. RITAM AVADISHAM = I have said divine truth, SATYAM AVADISHAM —- I have told eternal truth, TAT MAM AVEET= the God has protected me. TAT VAKTARM AVEET = the spiritual Acharya protected me. AVEET MAM= protected me. AVEET VAKTARAM = protected the preacher. This requires still lot of description, which cannot be described here being lengthy. For example Vishnu word is made from Dhatu Vishlri Vyapatau. Vyapatau means omnipresent i.e., God who is everywhere. So all names mentioned in mantra/shlok like Varun, Indra etc., according to qualities are related to one God, who creates, nurses and destroy the universe, Who is omnipresent, Almighty, omniscient, formless, beyond calculation and beyond imagination and He is only adorable God and is realized in the heart of a Yogi who studied Vedas and did hard practice of ashtang yoga. The above meaning is based on Sanskrit grammar and eternal Vedic philosophy please, where as pasted meaning is against the Vedas because there is only one God and no the second God. Yajurveda says in mantra 27/36 that God is one and equivalent to God neither, other has been born nor will be born.

Anil Kumar Rana: In Ramayan It is shown that King Dashrath went to help Indra. Maghnath captured Indra. In Mahabartha,
it is said ARJUN went to SWARG LOK to learn and get weapons. How one can go to Haven (swarglok) with Sthul body. It is said that all Devatas have sukhasm sarira and cannot be seen with physical eyes. I don’t understand how above mentioned people went to SWARG LOK. There are so many other stories also, which reveal some time ASUR won the swarg lok and throne away the king INDRA of swarg and then BISHNU helped the DEVETAS. Is it true?
Swami Ram Swarup: There are so many meanings of one word in Vedas and epic. For example-Rigveda mantra 1/1/1 it is said
“AGNIM EEDE ….. RATNAM DHATAMAM” so here Agni means Ag-Agrini i.e., the Supreme power who was before creation, i.e., God (eternal) was first. Then he creates universe and is only adorable but on the other hand, the worldly meaning of agnim is fire which is not applicable here according to rest of the mantra. So meaning is found according to the matter/devta of the mantra etc. For example in Sanskrit Sendhav means salt and horse also. When a master of the house is asking for sendhav when he is taking food then sendhav means salt and when he is prepared in a dress to ride horse then sendhav means horse. So here Indra means a warrior alive man who has controlled his all indriyan i.e., five senses, five perceptions, mind and intellect. There is no any existence of swarg lok in space everything is here o earth according to good or bad deeds to face. So the meaning of dev (devta) in Vedas is – who is a philosopher of Vedas and other meaning pertains to alive mother, father, atithi, Acharya and God i.e., He is dev (devta) who gives good to us. Asur means who does sins and who does deeds against the Vedas and holy books as also mentioned in Yajurveda mantra 40/3. I have written the meaning of Vishnu also in one
of the above mentioned question please read web site.

Kapil Muni: I don’t know what’s before life and what’s after life? If you can explain me? It will open my eye regards to the life science.
Swami Ram Swarup: Even a newly born child of animal, birds and man is afraid of death. When the child has taken birth today then without experience of death why he is afraid and try to protect himself from death? Because the child has been experiencing deaths for the last unlimited deaths which he had been experiencing. So before this life there has been unlimited births either in human life or animals and birds etc., according to good or bad deeds and after this life there will be sure new birth. So one has to take birth then death, then birth and this process is only ended when soul gets
salvation based on tapsya, practice of yoga philosophy, and worship etc.

Rahul: You told me that in the Vedas there is only three lokas. No narak or swarg exist.. then you said that they are here in the earth itself. Is this mentioned in the Vedas? Can you please quote the line? I have read in some places that there are 14 lokas (atal, vital, sutal … below the earth and bhur bhuvar, swarg, maha, jana.. above). I agree that it
is wrong according to Vedas… then where is it mentioned that there are 14 lokas? Is it in any purana?
Swami Ram Swarup: Like in other Vedas, in Yajurveda mantra 32/6, three lokas have been mentioned i.e., Dyulok (planets
emitting light), Prithvilok ( earth) and Antrikshlok (space). As regards Bhuhu, Bhuvaha, Swaha etc., it is mentioned in Tetiriyo Upnishad shiksha valli and not in Vedas. So Bhuhu means breathing i.e., God who is loving like breaths. Bhuvaha means the God who kills the sorrows/sadness. Swaha means God who has unlimited merriment, Mahaha means God who is Almighty. Janaha means the God who creates the universe. Tapaha i.e., God who gives punishment to the sinners and Satyam means God who is eternal unchangeable, unbreakable etc. So in this Upanishad, Mahaha has also been told as Aditya lok (Surya lok i.e., sun) which gives light to others. This Aditya lok already comes within Dyulok cited above.

Malar: I would like to know if women are allowed to chant Veda mantras – like purusha suktam etc, if not the reason behind.
Swami Ram Swarup: I have so many times clarified this doubt on the web site please, That we are blessed by God with human bodies according to our past deeds. Non- alive. We are alive souls and not non-alive. We live in the body. All souls of human beings, animals, birds etc., who are alive have same qualities i.e., immortal, knowledgeable like a ocean full of merriment, always separate from illusion etc., but due to their deeds of the past several births, every soul has forgotten his eternal qualities and seems to be different from each other i.e., some are happy, some are unhappy etc. So
according to fundamental law of God in Vedas, the God is supreme judge and do not favour anybody. He has preached the Vedas to the souls and not bodies. In Rigveda mantra 1/90/9 God is said “ARYAMA” i.e., supreme judge. So how He will favour any soul. Therefore every soul of human being keeping aside the matter of bodies of man or woman is entitled to recite
Gaytri mantra and all mantras of Vedas. This fact has also been mentioned in other mantras that every human being keeping aside the genders, bodies and caste etc., is entitled to worship God according to four Vedas.

Rajat: How can I get talk with my relatives after death?
Swami Ram Swarup: After death the talk with the relative is impossible please because the soul takes next birth
and God has made no provision for such talks.

Sandeep B. Yadav: I recentlly had a discussion with my friend, when I told him about soul that it is the base of life
infused inthe livings beings by the GOD, he rebutted that if so then even scientists are equal to GOD. As they can create a human & animal by cloning & where do they get a soul from?
Swami Ram Swarup: God made bodies, sun, moon, air, electron, proton, tree, space etc., etc. Is there any scientist who can even make a leaf of mango tree or any tree then what to talk of other unlimited matters made by God. Science is respected because all science matters are emanated from Vedas and are useful to all human beings. At the time of beginning of earth God makes all human, animal/birds’ bodies first which are non-alive. Then He places the souls within the bodies according to previous deeds and this is done by God only and not by anybody else. Can any scientist create a body by cloning without taking genes from a body already made by God. and not only, clone, scientist have to take other measures also in which, the matters are taken by scientist which are made by God. Secondly only those genes will be developed which have soul. You see when soul is out from a body that body is to be destroyed because the body starts giving smell etc. Scientist cannot make genes or the matters used in cloning.

Sandeep B. Yadav: Even for sake of argument if you say that God infuses soul into the womb, then isn’t GOd working according to will of few humans?
Swami Ram Swarup: God is not working according to any will of human. He is a commander and does not fulfill the
requirement of human as a servant. The knowledge and deeds of the Almighty God are natural. If one can devote time to study science then why he has no time to study spiritualism and wonderful acts of God which are beyond calculation and beyond imagination. A scientist works on cloning if by the grace of God the scientist has a mind, body and soul within it. A mad
can not be scientist and a scientist cannot make mind.

Lall: You said in some of your answers that the rishis who recieved the knowledge of the Vedas were unsexual, please explain. If you mean that they did not have sexual organs etc. When was male and female came in existance?
Swami Ram Swarup: The rishis were married and had children also. For example Vyas Muni were married and son Sukhdev
Muni. But there are some quotations in the Vedas that if a rishi or a family member meets with wife at a particular time for pregnancy only then he will be deemed as Brahamchari. In that process Arjuna, Shri Krishna, all rishis Munis were called Brahamchari in family life.

Shaveta: What should one do when others face injustice?
Swami Ram Swarup: When you have courage to fight for the others to give them justice etc., then that courage must also be utilized for your self also. You already know that to bear the injustice is also a sin. So everybody must seek the justice. However, these days are not good. Most of the public no doubt, worship God and go to the spiritual gurus also, but
very few are afraid of God. therefore it is not easy to help the others and seek justice. Daily newspapers and TV are giving reports for injustice overall. I am not telling you to be afraid of. One must be brave. But please do always that task which is in your power. Supreme judge is God. He always gives justice. But one thing is clear that one should never be

Dr. Vijayaharan: Is there any relations between agnihothra and medical disorders? If so is it reversible?
Swami Ram Swarup: It is very clear for all of us that even in the case of death, no body stops eating to live upon. So is the case of worship that agnihotr, jaap, meditation must never be stopped in any case. Atharvaveda kand 4 sukta 35 says eating is a food of body and worship is a food of soul. Both must not be stopped. Agnihotr burns the sorrows, which are the result of past deeds. No doubt that problems always come to face the result of past lives’ deeds which are burnt only by agnihotr, jaap and yoga practice etc. So I will advise you to continue agnihotr immediately, please Agnihotr is to
be performed daily twice that is in the morning and in the evening. The process of agnihotr has been given in a book written by me.

Lavraj Kumar: In my opinion Brahamchaaris and Sanyaasis should not be allowed to perform sanskaars as he/she is a student (irrespective of the age) and to perform sankaars he/she will have to come in close contact with the opposite sex and this could have negative effect on their bramchaari status. Do you agree with this and if so please give some evidence of this rule in the Vedas or the Rishi granths?
Swami Ram Swarup: Brahamcharis and sanyasi both do not perform sanskaars. However, sanyasi is seated therein. Sanyasi means he who spreads the eternal knowledge of Vedas and yoga philosophy and he is always in contact with public. Secondly sanyasi means who has studied Vedas and practiced yoga philosophy and has controlled all his five senses, five perceptions and the mind. And thus no illusion of any kind can touch the sanyasi from public otherwise, he is not a sanyasi. Sanyasi is
a spiritual father of whole community. When he gives knowledge then his aspirant takes new birth and in Vedas, he is called “Dwij.” In this connection Rigveda mantra 1/149/5 refers. Yajurveda mantra 19/39 says that the whole public becomes purified (i.e., illusion is over) by the preach of learned sanyasi (spiritual Guru). The relation of aspirant and the Sanyasi is said to be so nearest as is ray of light of sun which touches earth. Saamveda mantra 164 says that a sanyasi, rishi or a spiritual Guru who knows Vedas, yoga philosophy is just like a vehicle carrying the whole knowledge of four Vedas and when he preaches,
then only an aspirant becomes learned. However, the qualities of such sanyasi who are rishis, Munis, are vast, some of which are— he has controlled all organs as mentioned above, studied Vedas, did practice of ashtang yoga, attained Samadhi and has realized God.

Lavraj Kumar: In vivaha sanskaar we use the term “Kanya Daan”. In my opinion this term is misleading as this gives the impression that a daughter is an object that can donated to and owned by the husband. In the Vedas woman are given a very high status. So in my opinion “Kanya Daan” infact means “Kanya ke liye Daan” which is given by parents and relatives to assist the new couple to start off their married life. Can I have your opinion on this please?
Swami Ram Swarup: I have been writing an article in short about sixteen sanskaars including Vivah sanskaar to be
performed in life according to Vedas which will be placed on the web site shortly which may kindly be seen. No doubt the status of woman in Atharvaveda is — “ISTRI HI BRAHMA BABHUVITH” i.e., woman is like Brahma who is creator (mother also gives birth to the children and is considered like creator). In Rigveda it is said that O God! You are above my father, my
brother etc., but you are equivalent to my mother. So a daughter will reach at the position of mother when she is married that is why in Atharvaveda mantra 2/36/2, a father of a daughter says that he (father), according to the rules of Vedas, gives his daughter to his son-in-law as a property of him (son-in-law). In another mantra it is said that father has nursed his daughter to denote to his son-in-law. And there are so many such mantras in all the Vedas, on this subject matter. But that is another knowledge in other mantras that if husband is not suitable after marriage the wife can leave him and if
wife is not suitable then husband can leave her etc., etc.But the daughter is donated to a suitable and the best husband according to Vedas. The donation for kanya is another subject. Because there are eight types of marriages and in some marriages the donation is not given which are considered, ” the best” marriages.

Lavraj Kumar: I do not believe that Deepavali originated when Prince Rama returned from the exile. If I am right, can you please explain how and when Deepavali originated. Does Deepavali coincide with prince Rama’s return from the exile? If not, how did the two get linked together?
Swami Ram Swarup: Deepawali has been made a custom. Actually when Shri Ram returned in Ayodhya after capturing lanka
then the public of Ayodhya was delighted. Bharat gave order in happiness to decorate whole Ayodhya. Roads were repaired. Ayodhya city was decorated with colorful flags. A Yajyen (agnihotr) was arranged to be performed and was performed accordingly. In Yajna, the lamps are burnt. Valmiki ji in his Ramayan says that several Yajyen were performed on the arrival of Shri Ram which means several lamps were burnt. We may assume that now a days this process function has been named diwali at own accord and lamps were burnt but holy Yajyen is not performed.Crakers etc. were not burnt on the arrival of Shri Rama.

Parakaalan: Some people say that Vedas are having another name as Nigamas? Is it so? If it is yes please give me the meaning of Nigama? And what are agamas?
Swami Ram Swarup: The meaning of, “Nigam” is way, path and Vedas too. The meaning of, “agam” is unattainable
inaccessible and deep.

Jeevan Singh: One word from all the Holy Book “JAAP” isn’t it strange that we humna whether we are Sikh, Hindu or Islam we never have time for this one word “JAAP” our 24 hours is booked with everything?
Swami Ram Swarup: When people are only after materialistic articles of the world and duly indulged in illusion,
then it is quite impossible for people to have time for jaap. Jaap means to remember holy name of God repeatedly. I have several times written that materialistic articles of the world even food are meant to feed the non-alive body only whether it is building or bed, sofa-set, gold etc., etc. And the non-alive body will have to be burnt one day, this non-alive body actually is meant to do pious deeds like jaap, worship, Yajyen, practice of yoga philosophy etc., to realize God. so one should utilize this body to do jaap etc. Within our body there is alive soul (we are souls and not body). Soul needs
not a single materialistic articles which are not her (soul’s) food. When we do not give spiritual food to the soul naturally soul being hungry will always remains disturbed facing sorrows, problems, tensions, sickness etc. So one should give food to both i.e., to body as well as to soul. Otherwise it is very clear that either man of millions or poor, everyone in the
absence of spiritual knowledge is hungry and experiencing several difficulties and remains unhappy always.

Sagar Anmalla: I am getting confused about Krishna as yogi and Krishna as a God. When I was reading your book on Vedanta, I came across questions put about Krishna some answers from you saying that Krishna saying to Arjuna that you cannot see me with your normal eyes but can see only with divine eyes. As you have said that Krishna is just a king, warrior, a yogi than how can he say to Arjuna that he is the divine? To me I feel Krishna is a yogi not God he just like you because even you are yogi and got enlightenment in 1979 and practised ashtang yoga. I feel Krishna and you are the same as yogi. There are so many yogis who are practising yoga and have realised God. Please tell me the clear answer that Krishna is just a yogi. You have said that he is like God. How? Can someone who is a yogi can math Almighty’s qualities and be like him. Please clear my doubts.
Swami Ram Swarup: Shri Krishna was a Yogi as avtar can’t take place as per Vedas which principle is true because Almighty God needs no assistance for doing anything in the universe. Almighty means the God has all powers and needs no help. Yajurveda mantra 6/5 – TAT VISHNUHU PARMAM PADAM SADA PASHYANTI SURYAH. MEANS a Yogi realizes God within him i.e., God is manifested in the heart of Yogi but the physique or the soul of Yogi is not God. However soul is indulged in Almighty God (light) in Samadhi. So Yogi is like God but not God. if any one says that this is his real father and he addresses to an elder also and says he is like my father so elder is not his father but like his father. As elder has no hundred percent qualities of his father. This question I have already replied on the web site also, please, When it was put by a gentleman. In Yajurveda mantra 31/11 it is also said that the knowledge of Vedas is uttered by an alive Yogi/rishi. But further Saamveda mantra 944 and Rigveda 9/96/6 say that wording s are from God manifested in the heart of Yogi. so somewhere when Shri Krishna says I am so, I am so, everyone (Devta etc.,) is worshipping me, it means it is the voice of God when Krishna is in Samadhi. This subject requires more clarification which is only possible when aspirant is present before a yogi but I think this
much will serve the purpose. Rigveda mantra 9/96/6 quoted above says Brahma means he who knows four Vedas, is above amongst all learned but God is above Brahma and whatever Brahma speaks he speaks from the knowledge of God i.e., four Vedas. Therefore in stage of Samadhi when soul of yogi is indulged in God then Yogi (soul) is entitled to say that he is Divine
i.e., the soul at this juncture is indulged in God and seems to be God but not God. But over all it is problem now a days that mostly people have denied Vedas and have started their own self made path wherein there is left no scope of Vedas study,
practice of ashtang yoga, Yajyen(Yagya) etc. But they say you fix your belief that you are Brahma and there is no need of any worship or pious deed etc., in this case it is impossible to understand that who is Krishna and who is Yogi/Rishi. Thus the real knowledge of Bhagwat Geeta will also not be understood in the absence of knowledge of Vedas and ashtang yoga. Because it is very clear that if Shri Krishna told Geeta or Muni Vyas has written Geeta, both pious dignitaries studied four Vedas, did practice of ashtang yoga. Realized God and then they preached Bhagwat Geeta whereas most of the present saints give preach of Geeta but do not know Vedas, Sanskrit and do not do practice of ashtang yoga. Then how can they speak truth about even a single shlok of Geeta. Shri Krishna did not preach Geeta he preached Vedas which he learnt from Sandeepan rishi and his preach has been Bhagwat Geeta. Now a person studies Geeta and preaches. So learned person must know whether Shri
Krishna first studied Bhagwat Geeta and then preached? Definitely no. so one should first study Vedas, practice ashtang yoga and after realization he must preach Geeta because Bhagwat Geeta name has been given by somebody. Actually Bhagwat Geeta is an extract of Bhisham Parv of Mahabhart epic and Mahabhart has been written by Muni Vyas ji. Therefore Krishna was a Yogi
and at present also anyone can be Yogi like Krishna, if he studies hard the Vedas, does hard practice of ashtang yoga under guidance of spiritual master and realizes God within him.

Sagar Anmalla: You have said that once the person dies the soul leaves the body and goes in the atmosphere after 13 days comes back into the vegetables and plants and then a man eats the vegetables and then it goes into his wife’s womb where again the soul takes birth. Here I would like to ask that how can a soul get into a body of a man who is alive i.e. two souls in one body. You have answered that a soul never enters a body of a crow when it is alive. I am bit confused. Please clear my doubt.
Swami Ram Swarup: This is a fact that a soul which leaves the body at the time of death goes in to the atmosphere etc.
This soul takes birth according to the process made by God in Vedas (39th chapter of Yajurveda also refers) through husband and wife but this soul can’t enter direct. That is why , in 8th month of pregnancy , a mother has two hearts. One of herself and second of baby. We cannot go against the law of Vedas made by God himself. Secondly in the process of pregnancy when a soul enters she will have to take birth through mother whether lady, animal, or birds whereas it is false statement that soul comes in crow and in a body in the form of ghost etc.

B. Chandrasekhar: I have been advised that the skin of Arjun tree (arjun-ki-chhal) is very good for the heart and prevents heart attacks. I would like to know whether this is correct and I would also like to know how to use the same.
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes, it is correct that skin of Arjuna tree is beneficial in the diseases of heart. It may be taken
direct by chewing a little portion thereof or a medicine from the same called arjunarisht is also available in market or you can take both twice a day. In addition one should have long morning walk and light exercises daily. He must also do yog asan and pranayaam to get best results.

Shiv Sharma: Some say that during Makar Sankranti the sun moves to some other direction and due to that big yaj or
things like weddings are not to be done. Is it true? Scientifically the sun does not move as far as I know, and the argument starts and we end up nowhere.
Swami Ram Swarup: Sun never deviates from its axis. Movement of any planet has no concern with religious functions like
Yajyen (Yagya) etc. God is everywhere and becomes never absent. So at any time religious function can be organized. But mostly night is observed to take sleep. However some Yogi do hard tapsya, practice of ashtang yoga in whole of night also.

Shiv Sharma: Would you tell me How a person could be recognised as he/she is a unlucky person, though the person may be reach, or semi-reach or even poor?
Swami Ram Swarup: Actually those persons are unlucky who are only after materialistic articles whether rich or poor
and have forgotten the real motto of human life to realize God. Therefore such persons are either rich or poor but never observe peace in life. Their lives are full of sorrows, problems, tensions and sickness etc. So money is nothing, if there is no peace in mind and happy, long, peaceful life is only attained when a person adopts spiritual path also while discharging
his moral duties of family, society and nation. Secondly luck is only based on present pious deeds and hard working with concentration, devotion and dedication towards right path. We have taken birth to face the result of our past deeds and now also we are free to do good or bad deeds but result is awarded by God in the shape of pious and sins respectively. So
one should listen preach and do pious deeds because God is everywhere and He awards THE RESULT OF DEEDS WHICH FURTHER MAKE our luck to face.

Ajay Kumar: There are so many great persons in our history. Then how did they accept the name ‘HINDU’ given by others. According to ‘SINDU CIVILIZATION’, how they get the name ‘INDUS’? What do you mean by this word? What is its meaning in Parsi?
Swami Ram Swarup: Hindu word was used for whole of Indians without considering religion i.e., Hindu, Muslim, Sikh etc.
First of all Greeks and Unanis called us as Indus, thereafter Arabic, Persians started saying whole of population living on the bank of Sindhu as Hindi. Then after some period it was pronounced Indu and then Hindu. Indu and Hindi words were used for whole of population living on the banks of the river Sindhu, just as in America whole of population is called American irrespective of religion. Therefore whole of people who are living in India are Hindus/Hindustani, but now those study Vedas, Geeta, Ramayan they are called Hindus. In Farsi AAB means water and in Hindi Jal means water. So we will use Jal and not AAB.
According to our scripture Hindu means all those who live on the bank of river Sindhu it is rather surprising but no one can do anything that some people have started saying that those who study Geeta, Ramayan are Hindus only. The meaning of word Hindu is inferior, black, and thief etc. you are right that there were so many great people in our history at that time but now what can we do at this juncture that we are being called Hindus. Why the learned people did not object at that time? We were and are still arya which means a gentleman and a son of God. So why can’t we agitate to take our ancient name Arya?

Lt. Rashmi Sahu: What is the difference: yagya, yagna and havana?
Swami Ram Swarup: In Hindi pronunciation is Yagya, in Sanskrit its pronunciation is Yajna. Actually, the yajna word of
Sanskrit is built from words,YA+JA+I/2 YEN+AA=YAJYEN. So correct pronunciation it as “Yajyen” but most of the people pronounce it as Yagya. Actually this word is from Sanskrit and most of the words in Sanskrit are used in Hindi also. As regards, havan, it is also called agnihotr. It is also performed by Ved mantras as Yajna. But in Yajna the presence of an Acharya (Guru) who knows all four Vedas is essential whereas in havan, it is not. He who knows the four Vedas is called alive Brahma. The most of the present saints who have not studied Vedas and even do not know truth/(Almighty God) have spread false statements stating not to study Vedas and not to perform holy Yajna which is against the eternal knowledge of Almighty God in the shape of four Vedas.

Anil Sharma: How can I find a qualified guru in plethora of impostors & cheaters?
Swami Ram Swarup: The human body is blessed by God for worship and for doing pious deeds according to Vedas. Atharvaveda mantra 10/8/43 says that this body is called “PUNDRIKAM” i.e., to do only pious deeds to realize God. mantra further says that within this body, there resides “AATMENVAT” i.e., soul and this soul when worships, does yoga practice according to Vedas then realizes God who ( God) also resides in human body and is omnipresent too. This soul has so many
qualities including the quality that he realizes truth but under the bad influence of five senses and mind (mann) the soul forgoes the truth. So when anyone starts seeking a real Guru the soul within his body will tell himself the truth. So one should wander and try hard at his level best to search out a REAL Guru Which IS AN UTMOST REQUIREMENT OF A SOUL AS TOLD BY
Almighty God IN FOUR Vedas. Further, I CAN ONLY SAY THAT YOU MUST SPARE AT LEAST TEN DAYS TO ATTEND YOGA CAMP HERE COMMENCING FROM 25TH April 2005 and I think you will be able to realize some truth. Before coming, it will be most beneficial for you if you can study at least two books in English and three books in Hindi written by me based on Vedas.

Anil Sharma: Have you realised God ? If yes, how does it feel?
Swami Ram Swarup: In this connection, the views of Ken Rishi in Ken Upnishad are very clear. In the Upanishad Rishis says to his disciple that after listening preach if you (disciple) think that you have realized God it means you have realized a little bit only. Therefore who has realized the God has no pride to say that he has realized Him.

Abhinav: What does “VIDHI” mean?
Swami Ram Swarup: Vidhi means process, rule, manner, scheme and way etc.

Ramamurthy: What is the meaning of Anshul?
Swami Ram Swarup: Word Anshul has been made from anshu and meaning of Anshu is “ray of light” or sun beam please.

Vidya: It is said in Bhavishya Purana that Lord Visnu’s presence returns from puri to vaikuntha after 5000 years of kaliyug. Also all nadidevis ganga yamuna return to vaikuntha is this why ganga is getting polluted .Is the saying that you will be rid of your sins if you have a dip in ganga true in this period?
Swami Ram Swarup: This all is not true, according to Vedas please. In Vedas the name of three veins are “IDA, PIDA and SUSHUMNA” which have further told as Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati. When a Yogi does practice of yoga philosophy according to Vedas under the guidance of his spiritual master, his pran (concentration) then Ida, Pida goes to Saraswati, a place on forehead, in between two eyebrows (agya chakra) and then Brahamrandhar where the Yogi realizes God.

Sagar Anmalla: Tell me about Dwarka
Swami Ram Swarup: In Mahabhart, holy Granth, there is a description of Dwarka Puri whose king was Yogeshwar Shri Krishna. In Mosal Parv of Mahabhart, it is mentioned that Dwarka Puri was handed over by Shri Krishna to Arjuna. So definitely there was Dwarka Puri. The meaning of Vishwakarma is an engineer and second meaning is Almighty God. So no doubt that Dwarka Puri was made under guidance of an engineer i.e., vishwakarma.

Ajay Kumar: I want to know that what is the meaning of the word hindu? According to Swami Dayanand Saraswati, it is a Parsi word which means black, devil.
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes please. I have already explained so many times that Hindu word has been allotted to the Indians. Otherwise Indians were called “arya” and meaning of arya is God fearing gentleman or woman. India is on the bank of river Sindhu. The people abroad used to call us Indus and thereafter Hindus. But meaning has no value at all. Some ladies have name Shanti devi bur they quarrel. Some gentleman has his name as Kaudimal but they are men of million etc.

Raghav: Please explain me the religious way of living?
Swami Ram Swarup: One should be in contact with a spiritual Guru who knows Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy. this spiritual Guru then preaches how to remember the name of Almighty God, he will, guide about pious deeds and to control five senses, five perceptions and mind and he will give lot of knowledge daily and time to time as and when needed. Then one will awake early in the morning, at about 4′ O clock. He will do jaap, asan, pranayaam and meditation, havan in the morning up to 6 O’ clock. Then he will do all the pious deeds for family, society and earnings etc., for full day. In the evening, he will also do havan, asan, pranayaam, mediation And naam jaap at least for one hour. He will do all pious deeds under guidance of his spiritual Guru.

Sumit Kakar: What kind of personality is which has strong mind but very weak soul and is always confused between real life and God?
Swami Ram Swarup: Weak soul never has strong mind of alertness and wisdom etc., mind is made from prakriti and thus is
non-alive whereas soul is alive. But mind works in the light of soul.

Tatarao: Did Gandhari opened her blind fold ? If so in what occations?
Swami Ram Swarup: On the basis of research it is clear that Mahabhart has only 10,000 shlokas up till, now it has become about 1,20,000 i.e., false shlokas have been added. As per some shlokas, it is mentioned that Gandhari asked her son Duryodhan to come before her because if see would see him then he would be immortal. But it is said that Shri Krishna pressed Duryodhan to cover his abdomen, and lower portion of the body to some extent. It is said that at this occasion Gandhari opened her blind fold, but all learned persons do not agree on this point being unnatural because no one can overcome death of body by any means.

Sagar Anmalla: Can a Yogi predict anybody’s future? Does astrology exist?
Swami Ram Swarup: Astrology of present astrologer does not exist in Vedas please. I have never told to predict future of anybody else but could have said that a Yogi can tell a future but no Yogi used this power to tell the future of any body else. But Yogi means who is philosopher of four Vedas, has practiced ashtang yoga fully and has REALIZED Almighty God. and in the said category Shri Ram, Shri Krishna, Vyas Muni, Kapil Muni, guru Vashisth come. But I think they have never told future of anybody an such Yogi never makes any jantri, teva etc., they have only supreme eye. Present astrologer are not Yogis etc. I have only replied that future is based on present pious deeds, worship, hard working, devotion and dedication towards right path. Even yogi tells future of any one. Then future will not be changed until person does true worship, pious
deeds etc. So Yogi never tells future. But inspires to do pious deeds etc.

Sagar Anmalla: I had been reading astrology books. Does the behavioral pattern of people depend upon their sunsign?
Swami Ram Swarup: Long-long ago I read one instance I think, of USA that one killer entered in a train. A person was sitting in the train and when the person saw the killer, he immediately shouted that the killer has murdered the person recently. So on the basis of fundamental law of Vedas, a person can tell something about the future based on his previous life’s worship, tapsya etc. But I again say that nothing can be removed as to what is to happen in future until a person worships and does pious deeds etc. As regards planets, the life of human beings is connected with planets like sun, moon etc., if sun will not be there then no life will be there as sun is the cause of crops ripening, rain etc. and so is the moon, according to its qualities. But no planet is attached with the future of anybody.

Lavraj Kumar: I understand that there is no mention of idol worship and black magic in the Vedas. Can you please
explain what is wrong with idol worship and how this andhviswaas started?
Swami Ram Swarup: God is omnipresent but a statue is not omnipresent. Statue is non-alive whereas God is alive.
God is purest one whereas statue requires purification daily etc., etc. Actually there are unlimited qualities of Almighty God whereas qualities of statue are limited that too of non-alive matter. God creates, nurses and destroys the universe and again creates at a stipulated time whereas statue can not. About 2000 years back first time Janis made a temple and statue
of Mahaveer Swami ji who was great Tapsvi. Before this there was no statue worship.

Lavraj Kumar: I am in absolute agreement with you that only the Vedas and Rishi granths are the only sources of
absoulte truth. Can you please tell me exactly when does a person becomes a Rishi and who gives him this upaadhi since he is way beyond ordinary people? Also, if I see a person dressed up as a Rishi how will I know that he is a true Rishi and not a bogus one (we have too many of these)?
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas are traditional knowledge please. Presently too one will have to go to a Acharya who
teaches Vedas. After competing about 12 to 14 years continuous study whatsoever it is, the aspirant also has to continue holy yajna and practice of ashtang yoga philosophy. when aspirant has attained full command on ashtang yoga philosophy that is yam, Niyam, asan, pranayaam,, pratyahar, dharna, dhyan, Samadhi and attains eighth fold path i.e., Samadhi then he
realizes Almighty God. then Atharvaveda mantra 4/30/3 says that who Almighty God Himself accepts, He (God) makes the aspirant Rishi. And in token God appears in aspirant’s heart with all four Vedas. That is why definition of rishi is Mantradrishta i.e., the aspirant who after the above said tapsya also realizes knowledge of four Vedas within him, he is rishi. So we
must be aware of self made false rishis who are at present earning money by their false statement. A rishi will never tell worship of any statue, devi-Devta, etc., accept one formless, omnipresent and Almighty God i.e., the God whose qualities are in Vedas, who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. A singer will tell always about song, a dancer- dance and instrument player about playing on instrument, a leader about leadership etc., etc. So a rishis in whose heart Vedas have been originated by God like Vyas Muni, Kapil Muni etc., he will always tell about Vedas.

Lavraj Kumar: Swamiji your teachings and views are exactly the same as Maharishi Dayanand. I have read his “Satyarth Prakash” and in my opinion it is one of the most enlightening books. I am more inclined to refer to this book as the seventh shastra as he was a Maharishi. What is you opinion on Rishi Dayanand, his teachings and his Satyarth Prakash?
Swami Ram Swarup: Because the teachings of Maharishi Dayanand were based on four Vedas therefore no doubt the teachings
are hundred percent true. When anyone will try to tell any self made story or do dance, music etc., and will ever try to avoid philosophy of Vedas, his statement is almost all false one and Manusmriti directly says that such people and their followers experience sorrow, problem, tension in the life and too after death. Manusmriti shlok 2/168 in this connection is
“YOANADHITYA DWIJO VIDAMANYATRA KURUTE SHRAMAM SA JEEVANEV SHUDHRATVAMASHU GACHHATI SANVAYAHA” You see our past ancient rishis first studied Vedas then wrote shastras, Upanishads, Geeta etc., but present false saints preach Geeta etc., but without prior study of Vedas.

MB: My second question is about a Goddess. I am surprised by the amount of controversy Her figure raises among Hindus. Since I respect your opinion I would like to ask you Why do you think this happens?
Swami Ram Swarup: In Vedas it is pleased that only five alive devtas i.e., mother, father, atithi, Guru, and almighty God is only to be worshipped. Secondly there are so many devtas and devi being worshipped by the people and naturally there will be controversy. But as per Vedas one should worship Almighty God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe.

Mahesh Kumar: Which are the most important asnas are for the common people?
Swami Ram Swarup: Asan are several and I have a written asan on the web site several times. But asan, pranayaam, etc. is always learnt by a spiritual master in his presence, please.

Prashant Vora: We are expecting a child in month of March and I would like to know what name would you suggest for a boy or a girl from Veda.
Swami Ram Swarup: For boy – Devesh, (who is learned of Vedas, and has all pious assets/ pleasure) Aditya (who is like light, and who is immotral), Somesh (pleasure full), Piyush (immortal), and for daughter-Sumedha (learned daughter 2who has pious and pure mind), Manisha (who deeply study Vedas etc., and is learned), Rishika (who has realized mantras after tapsya and who is a great learned), please.

Prashant Vora: Why humans are not satisfied in life and no one happy in life every body has some or the other problems is yug mien shahti kyu nahi hai swami ji?
Swami Ram Swarup: Water is everywhere under the earth but a thirsty will be satisfied where tube well or any boring has been done or hand pump is established. So God is everywhere but is realized in human body and permanent peace is only attained after realizing God. So peace is with in us but mostly the people are searching the peace in wealth, assets, materialistic articles, pomp and show, anger, proud, ego, etc., etc. Before 5000 years back there was peace when people were worshipping God daily while discharging their moral duties also. So when this fact is not known by the people then problem, violence, illness, sorrows, etc., etc., are arisen. So this a deep and lengthy subject but must be known by everybody failing which no peace can be attained.

Anil Sharma: Is God a reality or just a concept of mind, how can I feel assured of his existence?
Swami Ram Swarup: If your family member go out of station for any work then house will be closed. When you will return after a week’s time then the house will not be found cleaned, it means when you were living, then you were looking after the house. A Painting can not be made in absence of a painter, artist, pots are only made by potter. So it is very clear that models, pictures etc., are not made itself. The sun rises and sets at a proper time for the last many years and so is the moon. The seasons are changed at a proper time, birth and generations occur etc., etc. if there would have no power to control then mistakes could take place. Therefore it is rightly said that incidents being occurred in the universe are not taking place at their own. Can any scientist make even a leaf of a tree as made by God? So while we look towards whole universe where every deed is being done under stipulated rules and regulations then naturally we starts to say or we are bounded to say that some supreme power is controlling the universe. And that power is called, “Almighty God”.

Anil Sharma: Can I ever see or realise God, if yes? How?
Swami Ram Swarup: God is realized when as aspirant goes to a
spiritual Guru who knows Vedas and ashtang yoga. And when the aspirant practice yoga philosophy and worship etc., then he can realize but date and births can not be fixed. Because it depends on struggle, tapsya of the aspirant.

Rajat: What happens after death? Does really Vishnoo comes to us during death to take us or Satguru comes to pick up to Vishnoo place? What we realised after death? Where our aatma moves after death on up or down? At my death time my aatma will move to east or west or where? How can
I get talk with my relatives after death?
Swami Ram Swarup: In Vedas Vishnu means God who is omnipresent and being omnipresent God needs not to go and come. There is only one God who is formless, Almighty, creates, nurses, and destroy the universe. Under the said God only births and deaths take place. Nobody can make any interference in His command. So no Satguru, or any other Vishnu come to take soul. In Vedas it is said that air enters the body and takes the soul out of the body, this air enters under the rules and control of the Almighty God only. Almighty means God has all powers and needs no assistance. i.e., why God can allow anybody else to take out of the soul from the body. In that case God will be dependent which can never be in any circumstances. We are dependent on God but how God can be dependent on any body else being Almighty.

Lt. Rashmi Sahu: Is the fasting laid down in Vedas? What was the status of women in Vedas?
Swami Ram Swarup: Fasting is not laid down in Vedas please. 2nd question in Vedic era women have enjoyed same status as men but do they were imparted with the knowledge in Vedas, in the same way as her counterpart in the ashrams. Yes the women and men were being given the equal knowledge -philosophy of Vedas. And Vedas authorize them as yet.

Rahul: A query has been bothering me for long. What is the
position of narak lok? We know that there are 3 lokas narak, ours and swarg. but in another sense there are 14. Narak is not mentioned in these lokas.
Swami Ram Swarup: In Vedas there are three lokas, dwyu i.e., sun,
moon and shining planets, antriksh lok i.e., space and prithvi lok i.e., earth. And no narak lok or swarg lok exist. It is all her in the earth according to our
deeds to face.

Lavraj Kumar: Vedas place a lot of emphasis on cows, milk and ghee. Is it not stealing when we take milk from the cow that is supposed to be for the young calf? Can you please explain this to me using proofs from the Vedas or Rishi granths?
Swami Ram Swarup: Atharvaveda very much say about the services of cow and to take milk. Atharvaveda mantra 6/59/2 says that while taking cow milk we must make our health good and ill free. As regards milk to calf it is given according to the rate which has been already fixed by Vedas and rest of the milk is used in family. So it is not stealing. Cow is also called our mother in Vedas. i.e., her milk is provided to newly born babies as per the instruction of four Vedas. Even human being has not been allowed by God to take food alone. But must be taken after distributing to others also, so is the
cow. She distributes her milk to the calf as well as to the human beings.

Amit: What person can do if he is stress desperately wanted to come out of that?
Swami Ram Swarup: He must take advice first from medical authorities and for its permanent solution he must learn yoga philosophy from an experienced and learned yoga philosopher.

Ganpat Rai: What qualities need to be in a good person?
Swami Ram Swarup: The quality of a person must be first to be God-fearing man who worship daily. Secondly he must be honest, sweet spoken, hard worker to a right path. He must listen philosophy of Vedas and shastras from a learned Guru. He must discharge his moral duties faithfully. Rest of the qualities will be known by listening of Vedas.

Honey Chugani: The recent tsunami disaster, during which so many people lost their loved ones, family and homes, really makes me wonder. What does this mean? Did God cause this to happen? If so, why? So many people, especially within Asia, are suffering now. Is it due to bad karma?
Swami Ram Swarup: The universe is created by God and He is the
commander of all of us. Nothing can be done in the universe without His permission. Yajurveda mantra 7/48 says that we human being do deeds and God awards the result. So everything is under the rules and regulations of God and people are mostly unable to realize the supreme power of Almighty God. Secondly God is supreme judge and gives always justice. So it is not possible that he can do harm of anybody without reason. So we must always pray God about well being of universe.

Anupama: There are many example where kings and Rishis who followed Vedic teachings and had more than one wife (Dashrath, Shri Krishna, Arjuna, Yagyavalka etc). But there is Sri Ram also who married only once. Can you please explain based on your Vedic knowledge if it is allowed to have more than one wife and vice versa?
Swami Ram Swarup: According to the true religion of Vedas, it is
true about having more than one wife but not for sexual or unreligious purpose. Valmiki Ramayan says that Dashrath had three wives but up till the age of 59 years he had no time to spend time with the wives to have children. How firm Brahamchari he was! He was always busy to look after the public, so is the case of Pandu. When Pandu was totally indulged to look after the kingdom then after some years his ministers made plan to send Pandu with his wives to jungle so that princes could be obtained. So wives and husband were totally Brahamchari and motto was to realize God and do pious deeds for public.

Rajesh: What is the philosophy of Hindu religion about
Human creation? Like Christians have Adams & Eve. What is your opinion about shivling?
Swami Ram Swarup: Hindu religion is principally based on eternal
philosophy of four Vedas and not merely on Bhagwat Geeta, six shastras, Upanishads or Ramayana etc. You see that fundamentally knowledge can not be attained until it is given by anybody else. Can an illiterate be an educated B.Sc./ M.Sc. without coaching? So all the above said holy books are basically written by those learned rishis who already had attained the knowledge of four Vedas and therefore they have stated in their above said holy books about the source of knowledge from four Vedas. All Vedas says that Almighty God, at the time of creation, when human beings are also created, originates knowledge of four Vedas in the heart of four rishis named Angira, Aditya, Vaayu and Agni. These rishis were of unisexual creation.

In Vedas there is no worship of any statue please. So shivling worship is not mentioned in Vedas and I have already stated above that Hindu culture is mainly based on Vedas wherein only a formless Almighty God is worshipped through Yagya, practice of ashtang yoga etc., which subject is also separate and vast. In India there became a struggle in the family of king Pandu and Kaurav with the result, a Mahabhart war took place with the result most of the young warriors were killed. Due to this heart breaking shock, the worship
according to Vedas which was in action on the earth up till Mahabhart war was stopped. Due to the same reason, new path of spiritualism/worship has been created and Vedas knowledge was made to be finished. So in Vedas there is no statue worship please.

Sriganesh: I would like to know about gayathri mantra for astadikpalas like indran, agni, vayu.isanian,niruthi,yama,varuna and kubera.
Swami Ram Swarup: Gaytri mantra is in three Vedas. The meaning of Gaytri mantra is also placed on this web site please. I would request you to read the meaning thereof. God is one and not eight please. Yajurveda mantra 32/1 says that God is one but His names are several and in this connection Vedas further says: TADEVAGNISTADADITYASTADVAAYUSTADU CHANDRMAHA TADEV SHUKRAM TAD BRAHAM TAA AAPAH SA PRAJAPATIHI
So Agni, Vaayu, kuber, matrishva, shukr, Varun, aapah, etc.,, are the names of God according to His qualities because in the said different- different
names, superb qualities of God exist.

Chandrashekar Sasnoor: What is karam chakra?
Swami Ram Swarup: Actually in Vedas there is no any karam chakra. However the philosophy of karmas to be faced is
there. Yajurveda mantra 7/48 says that we, the human being are always free to do pious deeds under guidance of a Guru who knows Vedas. Or we can do sins. but the result of pious deeds and sins is in the hand of God. And God only awards the result of the karmas in the shape of happiness and sorrows etc., respectively. So there are three types of karmas, sanchit, Prarabhadh, and kriyamann karmas (deeds). Suppose one soul has to take birth today when he has faced the total number of
karmas of his all previous unlimited births. And this total number of karmas is called “sanchit karmas”. Because the result of these unlimited karmas i.e., sanchit karmas can’t be faced in one birth only, of even 200 years of age . so God awards some karmas to face in the present life and these karmas are called Prarabhadh karmas(luck), then balance (i.e., sanchit
karma- Prarabhadh karmas) will still remain to be said as sanchit karmas and will be added in the next life. Then third karma is kriyamann karmas which are done in present life and are also called present karmas. To a learned man or woman, boy or girl, the kriyamann karmas which are done in our present life are important. So neither sanchit karmas nor luck is
important. Because if we do present karmas, pious under the guidance of a spiritual Guru then we can burn both i.e., our sanchit karmas and prarabhadh karmas and then there will be no sorrow, problem etc. But unfortunately now a days people are after the money, proud, materialistic articles, pump and show and other unlimited attachment of worldly affairs. And
this has got no time to realize God to get peace and to burn our bad karmas. Vedas say money is important, education, science and pious family deeds and welfare of society And nation is also important and must be progressed along with spiritual philosophy. Otherwise no peace will remain in the human life. However there are chakras in the body like Muladhar, Swadisthan, Surya, kanth, Hridya, Agya chakra etc., which are mentioned in yoga philosophy and I think at this stage you need not to understand the said chakras.

Nikhil Chandran R: What is meant by Uttarayan and Dakshinayan and how is it important to our Indian culture?
Swami Ram Swarup: According to Manusmriti 1/66, from sun the days and nights are made. In shloka 1/67 it is said
that when sun is towards northern hemisphere then this time of six months is called Uttrayan and when sun is towards southern hemisphere then this time of six months is called Dakshinayan. During Uttrayan, the sun remains towards north of equator. This duration of six months is Magh, Phagun, Chetra, Baishakh, Jyestha and Ashaad having summer and spring season. And when the sun is towards south of equator then it is called Dakshinayan. It has six months of Shravan, Bhadrpad, ashwin, Kartik, Agrahaayan, Paush having rainy, winter season.

Braham sutra 4/2/21 is regarding death. It is clear by Vedas that soul leave the body one day and gets next body according to his good or bad deeds. The soul of a Yogi comes out through Sushmana Naadi and makes contact with rays of sun. se if a Yogi leaves the body in night it does not mean that there are no sun’s ray. The rays of moon are the rays of sun at the
night and until we are alive, the contact with the sun’s ray can’t be broken. Therefore there is no any question or doubt to leave the body in Uttrayan shukl paksh to get salvation etc. The salvation or the next pious birth is always based on pious deeds according to Vedas. This is the fundamental law of God and can’t be changed. So no question of Uttrayan or Dakshinayan.
The contact of the soul at the time of death with sun’s ray is to be in space and soul has to go to sun, moon, air et., etc., vide 39th chapter of Yajurveda. The Brahm sutra quoted above clarifies that the said fundamental law is applicable also for a Yogi. Yogeshwar Krishna clarifies this fact in Geeta shlok 8/23,24,25 that the people says the importance of
Uttrayan and Dakshinayan but in shlok 8/27 Shri Krishna clarifies that it is based only on self imagination but the yogi who knows the fundamental of karmas he does not worry about Uttrayan and Dakshinayan.

Shri Krishna maharaj is giving knowledge in shlok 8/23,24,25 about Uttrayan and Dakshinayan and concludes in shlok 8/26 saying JAGATAH SHUKLA—– KRISHNE i.e., the shukla or Krishna Paksh are the saying of Jagat. That it is being said in the Jagat— world-public i.e., not in Vedas or by Rishis Munis. So in next shlok 8/27 Yogeshwar Shri Krishna maharaj says
ETE SRITIJANAN i.e., the Yogi who knows about these two paths and its truth that these paths makes no difference in the matter of salvation KAH CHANA YOGI NA MUHYATI i.e., no any Yogi has any attachment or any doubt about he said two paths and salvation. So O Arjuna! SARVESHU KALESHU i.e., in all times (whether Uttrayan or Dakshinayan) you YOG YUKTAH BHAVA i.e.,
always renaming yourself a Yogi. i.e., if one has attained the salvation and has become Yogi so his salvation is meant for all the time without effecting Uttrayan or Dakshinayan. So from using the word Jagat Shri Krishna has himself said imagination that it is a world’s saying only and a Yogi is not attached with the world’s saying.

Meenakshi: What are mudras, black magic, etc.
Swami Ram Swarup: Mudra is a matter of yoga philosophy and told always in person. On mudra the meditation is done and Yogi achieves a wonderful result in attaining Samadhi (realization of God). Meditation or holy name jaap of God is usually performed on sukh asan, siddha asan or padam asan to get quick progress, one should sit on selected one asan preferably siddhi asan for more than one and half hours. If you feel pain after one hour then you must forcefully sit for one hour and five minutes. One day you will not feel pain. Then extend it for one hour and ten minutes and so on. Gaytri mantra mala etc., as I already told you are okay but still require guidance in presence of a Guru. Medium practice is not true, soul once leaves the body remains unconscious under control of God and takes birth after minimum 13 days or more. And goes to another body. In Sanskrit from , ” KITNIVASE ROGAPANAYNE CHR” ketu word is made and meaning thereof is— who is omnipresent and gets away from diseases to a Yogi at the time of salvation. So ketu is the name of God. In Sanskrit from, ” RAHA TYAGE”
rahu word is made and meaning thereof is who is lonely i.e., in whose shape (formlessness) nothing can be mixed and who helps the Yogi from escaping culprits etc., so rahu is the name of Almighty God. Horoscope does not exist in Vedas and kal means time or death. Business or any pious deed can be started on any day because all days are pure but made bad due to our bad
karmas on the day. I have already said no black magic is in Vedas please. Empty hand Vibhuti and nine gems ring etc., are fraud please, Because we have to face the result of our own deeds— good or bad) being technique of magic. Now a days Star News TV channel is opening fraud of tantrik in its episode Sansani and all must see that the channel has arranged to arrest
so many tantriks to overcome the fraud and to give relief to the public.

Astral, ESP are not mentioned in Vedas. As regards telepathy it is automatically. One who is yogi a complete Yogi, attains Samadhi gets final liberation. About Kaliyug etc., I have already stated on web site and please study the same and there is no effect of any yoga on human being except it is effect of our own deeds. Mahabhart war occurred about 5000
years ago. But age of Shri Krishna is not mentioned therein. Shri Krishna left his body at his own wish and I have told about this on the web site already. Shri Krishna was present when the sari was being removed but Shri Krishna managed not to remove the sari. Dead body always decays until it is provided with special chemicals whether it is of Yogi or anybody that is why Yajurveda mantra 40/15 says, “BHASMANTAM SHARIRAM”, about immediate funeral.

God neither goes nor comes. He is eternal. The universe is destroyed and created again and again and this destruction and creation is eternal. The live is in all planets of different shapes etc.

Vedas say about moving of all planets. It is not a matter to know gurus of any age etc. But life is to realize God and to realize ourselves. A suitable, healthy, vegetable food, in a proper time with worship and yoga practice leads to healthy long life but when we fall sick, one must take immediate medicine as stated in Vedas.

Thoughts are controlled by virtue of yoga
practice, in presence of Guru.

xxxx: Is it true that Sri Ram jee during his vanvaas, turned a stone into a woman? Is he God?
Swami Ram Swarup: No please. It is unnatural and can’t be true. In fact Valmiki ji in his Ramayan has given the true
position that mean Shri Ram and Lakshman along with Vishwamitr ji once went to the ashram of Ahilya who was doing tapsya there, due to the curse (shraap) then Shri Ram saw towards Ahilya but was not able to see her continuously because of her glamour(teja) due to tapsya and immediately Shri Ram and Lakshman bowed and touched her feet and it was according to Vedas because Shri Ram was Kshtriya and Ahilya was wife of Brahmin Rishi Gautam ji and Shri Ram respected.

P. D.: Husband and wife fights..
Swami Ram Swarup: Atharvaveda mantra 6/42/1 says that husband and wife must be totally out of anger. In the next mantra
Atharvaveda says that we must keep the anger under a biggest stone that anger is not able to come out, i.e., we must suppress anger by our firm decision. We must never use bitter voice. It affects the children life also and neighbours make fun etc. You are a woman; Vedas say that woman is like an earth, earth bears everything. Earth is dug out, on earth we spread
pollution, smell, while taking bath, going to bathroom etc., but earth always bears happily means earth is dead. So is the role of woman is like earth. Actually I want to advice you that if one of two bears anger etc., then one day hundred percent peaces is maintained in the home. A lady must not think her insult in bearing anger of husband because such bearing will turn her husband one day and he will have to stop his anger as woman is earth and not husband.

Vinayak: Origin of Gotras – in all how many gotras exist?
Swami Ram Swarup: History of Gotra is long and gotras can not be counted please. But to all human beings of all Gotras
only pious deeds, worship, and gentle thoughts give peace and not Gotras only.

Shiv Sharma: What is Sankrant? and why it only takes place between Dec – Jan, could you please provide a logical explanation. I have asked this Qs to most of the learned people in fiji but their answers have not fullfill the requirement.
Swami Ram Swarup: The legend goes that the festival of maker sakranti is related to Mata Brijeshwari Devi. It is
said that after gaining victory over the demons, Mata brijeshwari was welcomed and worshipped by the Gods and the day of her victory over demons is celebrated as the festival of maker sakranti. Whenever she received wounds, devas applied ghee over it and the same custom is carried till date where ghee and butter is offered by the devotees over her idol. But this all
is not mentioned in Vedas and is not accepted by learned Yogis or Tapsvis/worshipper, who follow the preach of Vedas.

DP: I want a male child.
Swami Ram Swarup: Actually there is no difference between girl and boy as per the preach of Vedas. King Janak had two
daughters-Mata Sita and Urmila and his daughters are now world famous. According to the previous lives’deeds we take birth. But this truth of ours in human body is precious in which we can burn our past sins and get long, happy life and salvation by true worship of God. This worship does not mean that we must leave the family but actually while performing family
duties, the path of spiritual becomes more convenient, you can say due to lack of worship, you feel a great shock in your heart of not having a son. If you still continue the worship under guidance of real spiritual master, who knows Vedas, then you will after sometime feel peace and hundred percent true love with your daughters. Question is not of a son/girl but real
question is that whether your girl or son are learned or ignorant and after illusion. In case of ignorance, sons can create problem and sometimes parents in old age definitely say that it was better if we did not have such sons/daughters. So parents must devote time to make their children wise and good charactered and such like girls too will give permanent peace to the parents and nation.

Sagar: For how many hours should one sleep?
Swami Ram Swarup: Under 30 years must sleep for 6 hours is correct. And above 30 to 50 years one must sleep 5 hours and above 50 years 4 hours are sufficient but one thing more it depends on concentration and working. However, if a man is practising yoga philosophy then the sleep is controlled. For example up to the age of 50 years I used to take sleep for
only 2 hours in the night. And I took more rest and sleep in the day. Still I am controlling myself with the addition that sometime in the day after taking
lunch I take rest for half an hour. So in Yog shastra sutra 1/10 the sleep is a Vritti (effect on Chitta) and it is not a matter of soul. Souls never take sleep.
Otherwise in young age when I could take sleep for 6 hours but I used to sleep for 2 hours only. Now I am more than 64 years and yet feeling good health. So it depends on the firm decision and the way of living and practice of yoga philosophy to get sleep. It is heard that Napoleon used to take sleep in the war on horse or while functioning Top for a little time. But one must control on sleeping because it harms the life making it minimum.

Sagar Anmalla: You have said that Krishna is not God but a king who was a yogi, just like other yogis who practice ashtang yoga, do pious deeds and follow Vedas. But again, when I was reading your answers, you said that Krishna will be pleased if we read Bhagwatgeeta based on Vedas that Krishna is like God to please him. Krishna has practised yoga philosophy and studied Vedas like other Yogis. I think we can please only one Almighty. Please correct me.
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes when a soul gets salvation he does not take rebirth. When we perform holy Yagya with Ved mantras then the souls listen and when a Yogi attains Samadhi then such souls come to the said Yogi as mentioned in Yog shastra sutra 3/32. So he who is Yogi in complete respect, according to the Vedas, he is not God but he is like a God. So there is difference between God and like God. As we say this is our father and if there is a elder gentleman there we will say he is like my father ( but not father).

Meenakshi Sundaram: What does Ganpathi mean?
Swami Ram Swarup: The power of God is unlimited and remains constant and never varies. GAN SANKHAYANE i.e., from GAN dhatu, GAN Shabad is made. PATI means owner/master. Therefore he who is master of all alive and non-alive matters and nurses them, he is GANPATI. Therefore Ganpati means Almighty God.

Meenakshi Sundaram:In our daily life so many politicians are doing only bad things, lie, corruption, cheating, taking vengeance etc. but they are leading a luxurious happy life. Whereas with good heart and kind helping persons are in poverty. For these birth ill things one should get punishment in this birth only not next birth. Then only human beings also realize it. Am I correct Guruji?
Swami Ram Swarup: Politicians and gurus do corruption etc., when
they do not follow the path of Vedas. So this problem can’t be solved till the knowledge of Vedas is spread all over India. Valmiki ji says in his Ramayana about the ministers of king Dashrath who were hundred percent honest and loved public like their sons because at that time Valmiki ji says the knowledge of Vedas and doing of holy Yajnas were being done in every family.

No daughter you are not correct. As per Vedas it is also mentioned in Bhagwat Geeta by Shri Krishna that soul is eternal and had been taking and has taken unlimited births. So in one birth so much deeds have been done. This philosophy I have mentioned on the web site. So when a death occurs the soul has to bear unlimited deeds and this queue of deeds is extreme, until a real worship is started and the deeds (karmas) are burnt by virtue of the result of real worship and pious deeds. So in the next birth a person has to face the previous deeds first, balance of which is called sanchit karmas. Therefore the deeds done in present life is not faced in next life but will have to wait and this philosophy has also been mentioned by me by the grace of God in Patanjal Yog Darshan.

Sagar Anmalla: Atharva Veda is primarily magical spells and
incantations. The line between prayer and magic and between white and black magic is usually drawn by ethical considerations. The bheshajani are for healing and cures using herbs to treat fever, leprosy, jaundice, dropsy, and other diseases. The Aryans looked down on doctors and medicine, probably because the natives were more skilled in these than they. Other more positive spells were for successful childbirth, romance, fecundity, virility, etc. Please explain.
Swami Ram Swarup: Atharvaveda is not magic spell holy book. Atharvaveda contains knowledge of God, Yagya and specially medicines because there is no mention of any magic in Vedas. Vedas tell about only formless God to be worshipped and Vedas say a lot about science and duties of human beings and whole subjects of the universe. Bheshajani means medicine. Atharvaveda mantra 1/6/2, 3 even say, “APSU ANTAHA VISHWANI BHESHJA” means the water contain all medicines to protect from diseases and “APAHA BHESHJAM” water itself is a medicine to protect from disease etc. So several medicines have been advised in Atharvaveda which can’t be mentioned here being lengthy, as also mentioned by you in your question.

Devla: Do scriptures support inter-religion marriage like a marriage
between a Hindu and a Muslim? What’s the meaning of my name? Does extreme love also create tension?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes, Vedas say marriage between human being but according to their qualities, please. Hatred comes when somebody gives pain/sorrows etc., etc., and with the result hate arises. When extreme love is based on soul to soul and selflessly then no hate or any problem arises because true love is always based on happy scarification. First mental attachment is arisen and when it is fulfilled then it creates immediately physical attachment. Therefore if mental attachment is not fulfilled then tension is created because separation is not borne. Whose separation? Bodily
separation, talking, smiling, and laughing separation etc., which are activities of body. The meaning of Dev is a learned man of Vedas and la means to get. So Devla means who get knowledge from a learned Acharya.

Meenakshi Sundaram: What is the difference between Yajna (agnihothra) and homam, and yaham?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yajna is performed in a presence of a guru (Brahma) whereas AGNIHOTR can be performed daily at home after getting Diksha. Yajna means Devpuja, sangtikaran and daan. Yajna and agnihotr are only performed with Ved mantras as mentioned in Saamveda mantras 382 and 1379.

Meenakshi Sundaram: Recently tsunami was happened in our state (Tamil Nadu) and other countries also. Is it only scientific reason only? Or, else according Vedas. Please clear my doubt Guruji.
Swami Ram Swarup: Tsunami lehrein or any action occurs in the
universe is presided by God Himself. In this connection there are so many Ved mantras and being lengthy can’t be mentioned here.

Manoj: Can a women chant gayatri mantra? Or a mantra which has a “OM” with it because I have heard it from someone so! If the above is not then do you support mantras etc in cassettes & CDs? Does it have the same value as listening to the mantra live than in cassettes or CDs?
Swami Ram Swarup: I have already told on this website that woman can chant any Vedmantra and Gayatri mantra is in three Vedas. So, she can also chant Gaytri mantra. Actually, salvation is given to soul by worshipping God by Ved mantra and doing yoga practice etc., and not to body. Body is awarded by the result of deeds but when the soul is awarded body of human being then soul is entitled to worship and to get salvation whether the soul is in man’s/woman’s body. This truth is mentioned in Yajurveda and other Vedas. If lady is not entitled to chant Gaytri mantra etc., then it means God gives favour to man which is not possible, God being supreme judge.

As a matter of fact, Ved mantras are listened from the voice of an alive guru with its explanation, please and Diksha is also necessary from a guru who knows Vedas but nowadays through books/e-mail study can be carried out. Yet fundamental law of God to make a guru is hundred percent essential.

Gayi: How does Shanti Mandir (temple of peace) worship?
Swami Ram Swarup: I don’t know Shanti Mandir, please. So I can’t
give any comment. But peace is within human body and is attained through worship under guidance of spiritual guru (spiritual master who knows Vedas).

Yatin: Curious as to why when leather/skin products are considered to be impure in the presence of God & Saints, Deer skin is particularly
preferred as an asan.
Swami Ram Swarup: The leather is obtained after violence but our
Rishis Munis never killed any deer. They used the skin of a dead deer after purifying with some medicine thinking that sitting in jungle on the skin of
lion/deer, it avoids from ants, poisonous insects etc.

Meenakshi Sundaram: I have heard there are two type of pooja; one is kamya and other is nishkamya. In kamya pooja there is some expectation and in nishkamya pooja no expectation. Is there any mention in Ved about this?
Swami Ram Swarup: This is not called puja but it is called deeds (karmas). Yes holy yajna must be nishkaam or with good
and pious desires. But to do jaap or yoga it is always nishkaam.

Ganga: I have heard that rishis can tell when someone dies where he or she has gone to or born, could you kindly tell me who to contact or where these rishis are.
Swami Ram Swarup: But no Rishi has opened this secret being not connected in the matter of worship. We have to think
for present pious deeds for ourselves and not to the relatives or others to know their rebirth etc., etc. because Vedas say always that present pious deeds burns the previous sins and make future bright. Then why to waste time in other matters.

Carthi: What is the meaning of the name Karthika or Karthi?
Swami Ram Swarup: Kartik is a desi month which comes between October and November. Kartikeya means the son of Shiva, king of body, learned man.

Meenakshi Sundaram: You have told in your answer that Vishamitr was in the period of Sri Ram, this is previous to Mahabharata period. Did he have a long life?
Swami Ram Swarup: No Vishwamitr had no so much long life. According to the Yajurveda mantra 3/62 life cannot be
extended more than 400 years. But Vishwamitr name can be awarded to any body else. Now also there are so
many Vishwamitr.

Meenakshi Sundaram: I have heard that the Mahans and Swamiji at the end of their life they will go to Jeeva Samadhi so that their body will not decay for many years and their soul will be remain for a long time. Is it true?
Swami Ram Swarup: Soul is immortal and cannot be destroyed but
body is only destroyed and no such case has occurred of JEEVA SAMADHI because it is not necessary for a Yogi. The salvation is attained while alive. So no necessity is arisen for JEEVA SAMADHI because salvation is already there.

Meenakshi Sundaram: Someone says that due to Saturn plant so he is having lot of suffering. You have already mentioned in your answers to others there is no mention about astrology in Ved. What is my question is it true or not? That means can we see the forecast according to the planets position or not?
Swami Ram Swarup: Future recast is actually not necessary because by doing present pious deeds the future is built bright only. And no alternative.

Meenakshi Sundaram: Someone is saying due to Kaya Kalpa, which that have taken, and that is the reason that they lived a long life. Is this statement correct?
Swami Ram Swarup: Kaya Kalp becomes due to ashtang yoga practice and also by utilization of medicine. But age limit is 400 years.

Sagar Anmalla: Is there a place on the earth where our pious Vedas are kept, the one which are written by Muni Vyas on Bhoj Patras?
Swami Ram Swarup: It is said that the Vedas were taken by British Govt. in original and some portion is lying in India also but it will have to be searched out please.

O Freeman: Medicine for Asthma, please.
Swami Ram Swarup: Asthma actually is a typical disease. This can
be controlled by following methods but still there is no guarantee of its hundred percent cure. But it can be controlled. 1. Please take daily two spoons juice of onion mixed with two spoons of pure honey for one and half months. 2. Eat daily five pieces of garlic, empty stomach in the morning for fifteen days. 3. Boil equal quantity of each material together in water and take it daily i.e., Tulsi (along with leaves, soft stem, seeds), brahmidandi, saunth, kulthi and kateri. The items can be taken from Indian store at your
country. Take this for one and half months. Take the above medicines and inform about your progress after one and half months.

Sagar Anmalla: I say Ohm for few seconds and I don’t know any jaaps or mantras. Does God really listen to this? I am in a situation where doing havan or any other is difficult while going to work.
Swami Ram Swarup: OM is the name of Almighty God who creates,
nurses and destroys the universe. He is formless. So the name of God, OM, must be recited in mind or by mouth. Every task is difficult but you see there is a motto of human life and its motto is to realize peace, ill and problem free, happy life and mainly to realize almighty God. Actually to earn money is a way to maintain body and to live for doing real worship of God to realize Him. If we earn and do not spare time for regular worship then utilization of money and materialistic article are of no mean except to create problem, sickness, tension in present and future life and in rebirth life. So one should understand the motto of life and every materialistic article even body must be utilized to realize God while discharging moral duties of family and nation. So for seconds/ minutes etc., will not serve the purpose in reciting holy name of God i.e., OM. It will have to be learnt from a spiritual
master properly.

Anil Jaura: I have experienced black magic on me. I was in my true senses at time and I have seen blood running from my mom’s finger suddenly from nowhere and alive bats in my bathroom. There was no entry or exit in the bathroom. There are some family feuds in my family
Swami Ram Swarup: I may give you hundred percent assurance that there is no black magic. Yet the arrogant play tricks to spread fear in the public to earn the money. Yes so in of their tricks the blood flows, which I have also heard and seen here in case of girls and women but actually that is not blood that is chemical action and in some case it may be the blood of cock/animal etc. Bats themselves cannot enter in the bathroom, until they have been placed there or they had way to enter but how the culprit has made them enter is a question to solve. Mostly this care occurs when there is a problem in family or family feud. So I would request you, my daughter, not to be afraid but bravely face this problem and best way is not to worry. Let it
be done by them. In the end, you will win. I have solved so many cases like this and everybody won. And you can send your problem immediately as and when arises. However, you will have to be careful from the culprit because they try to give harm bodily by road accident, by giving poison etc., etc. but it is not black magic. It is a trick and fraud done by culprits.

Arun Kumar: Now a days I am reading Patanjal yog-darshanam written by you. And let me tell you this, I like this book very much. The way you have explained the each sutra is very neat. When I started reading this book , I did not find it interesting, but then I started reading it 4-5 pages every day and now I am liking it very much. I have read it untill sutra 46 of samadhi pad. However, I was not able to understand sutra 30 clearly. Could you please explain the difference between Satyaan, Pramaad and aalasya by giving an example of each of these?
Swami Ram Swarup: I thank you for your heartfelt views about Patanjal Yog Darshan. Really you will get pious punya because in Upnishad, it is said, “Swadhyaya Tapaha” that is to study the holy book based on Vedas is a pious deed therefore it is tapasya. It will also give you real knowledge of Ashtang Yoga. I am totally busy in my daily life day and night. I have to write so many articles daily and have to perform 30-35 holy yagna in a week without fail since 1979. Yet I am trying to complete comments on Patangal Yog Darshan “Vibhuti and kevalya Paad” in addition, I am trying to complete Bhagwad Geeta also. The said holy books are purely based on eternal knowledge of 4 Vedas by the grace of Almighty God and my Guru Maharaj. I think with in 4 months, the work will be done in completing Patanjal Yog Darshan.

Satyaan is that particular obstruction in yoga practice wherein Chitta is undesirous of doing yoga practice. Chitta evades doing yoga practice on some pretext or the other. There is energy in the body to do yoga but the desire to do so, does not arise. For example after listening Vedic preach, it is understood by the person that one should perform holy havan, should recite the name of OM of Almighty God but he does not do so even after understanding it. Such person does not have real interest in true Vedic
deeds. Therefore basically Satyaan is that obstruction, under whose effect, a person does not want to do Yog sadhna. Chitta’s desire not to do karma, is Satyaan or it may also be said that incapability of Chitta to do Yog sadhna due to the effect of tamo guna is Satyaan.

Aalsaya (laziness) is that obstruction in Yog sadhna where heaviness is felt in body and Chitta. Heaviness means a bundle of worries or routine materialistic deeds etc. In this stage, there is no desire in the person to do yoga practice under the effect of tamo guna due to the heaviness felt within the body. For example people listen about yoga practice, that eight parts comprising ashtang yoga are there to be done, that Yog is defined as Samadhi that one should get up early in the morning and do yoga practice but the person refuses to forgo his routine privileges and comforts and does not carve out time for spiritualism in his daily routine to gain material benefits. To explain further, take the example where a person does not come out of his quilt in winters and continues sleeping in bed till 8 0’clock in the morning and in summer in AC. Even if he wakes up at 5 O’clock in the morning yet due to the ill effect of tamo guna in body he refuses to abandon the bed till 8 O’clock after which starts his daily routine which is totally aimed
at gaining material benefits like going to office etc this is what meant by aalsaya.

Pramaad means spending fun, enjoyment with worldly articles and talks, back biting etc., and such carelessness due to which one abandons yoga practice. When one indulges in daily sensual pleasures, anger, back biting, greed, pride of wealth, youth etc., spending fun in tour, vulgarity in singing, dancing, playing music which inspires sensuality and bad habit , hunting, gambling etc., dirty movies etc., etc., all this is included in Pramaad.

All this leads to wastage of time and as a result no time is left for yoga practice. As a whole, the nine obstacles are said to be obstacles which interfere and do not allow the person to continue yoga practice. But the family which discharges its duty well and like that of Shri Ram, ,Shri Krishna and ancient rishis Munis, are adorable. In sutra 1/15 and 1/16 of Samadhi Paad of Patanjal Yog Darshan, it is clarified that one will have to be ascetic like Shri Ram and will have to overcome these above stated obstacles in yoga practice. So no excuse in this spiritualism and yoga philosophy does not say to leave the family duties even.

Lt. Rashmi Sahu: Learning about Vedas.
Swami Ram Swarup: I have been dispatching some spiritual books on Vedas written by me which will help you to make a wonderful ground to know Vedas further. Your study on the books will never go in vain. Saamveda itself says in mantra 1501 that O God! I listened/studied Vedas in my previous life, now I have again taken birth so please produce the knowledge of Vedas in my heart now without studying. So every materialistic study is only meant for earning and must be there even but will be wasted at the time of death. Only the study of Vedas from a Guru remains always with the soul to protect. Bal brahamcharini Gargi was a philosopher of Vedas and yoga and she was Guru of king Janak, Mata Sita, Madalsa, Ansuiya who were in family life, are being worshipped due to their holy knowledge of Vedas and yoga and I also have felt a pleasure that you are interested in Vedas like those dignitaries and the present dignitaries, who are connected through this
site being daughters also and getting knowledge of Vedas. According to the Vedas, we take first birth from parents but if we do not have spiritual Guru who knows Vedas, then our first birth goes always in vain but when we adopt a spiritual Guru like Shri Ram, Shri Krishna, Mata Sita etc., then we take second birth because in the second birth our father is our spiritual master. Then our first birth becomes also pious.

Manuel Bueno: What is love?
Swami Ram Swarup: Love is inspired in Vedas and it a love either
to Almighty God or spiritual Guru and all human beings. The duties are discharged in family life both by husband and wife. So their love is also mentioned with duties in Vedas but fundamental is mentioned that love is based on good qualities and soul to soul with equal love combined and this type of love is everlasting whereas love with physical charm is finished when physique is deteriorated. In Upanishad, Yagvalkya Muni says to his wife that wife loves husband not by virtue of his physique but with his soul and also when husband loves his wife, it is because of her soul and not physique because soul remains immortal. Therefore with soul is immortal. Your feelings is due to deep thinking towards woman bur when someone loves then these type of feelings never comes. When a yogi starts love to God or his Guru maharaj then no such feeling occurs.

As regards ashtang yoga, in Atharvaveda mantra 7th kand sukta 79 and 80, the description has been given regarding Amavasya and Purnima wherein it is mentioned that both days are so pious to do spiritual activities with Guru Maharaj that it makes future bright, gives brave and long living babies and the assets which gives calm. So we have to follow the eternal knowledge
of Almighty God in the shape of four Vedas and not others. And I would request now to please send only spiritual questions, social, political and national level questions.

Jaikant Shukla: I want to study Vedas.
Swami Ram Swarup: Study of Vedas is started first by listening or
study of Vedas from a spiritual master, thereafter, it may be studied at home. So first of all I advise you to devote some time, here in my ashram because it is fundamental and eternal law of God. Because in fact Vedas are not book. The mantras are in the shape of book and the book is called “SAMHITA” and not Vedas.

Vedas being formless knowledge originated in heart of rishis and then rishis utter to the disciple. It is eternal law. However now pen is there and books are being published even then we must not break fundamental law made by God. It is a great luck to you that you are interested to study Vedas which is a motto of human being.

Abhishek: If we see our thought and our sanvedna then we go to wards the atma in this way we destruct our mind what is the need to do so and what we got at that stage?
Swami Ram Swarup: When a person takes birth then he has two
matters in which he is to be involved. First worldly affairs made by prakriti. Second Almighty God. In worldly affairs there can be considered two things.
Pious deeds i.e., good duties to be discharged and second bad deeds i.e., sin. The soul has a quality to be involved automatically. So most of the people may be involved in worldly affairs i.e., good or bad deeds. The result of which will have to be faced in happiness and sorrows respectively. And he who listens preach and is entangled accordingly in discharging pious deeds/duties and in spiritualism. He only feels permanent pleasure and gets out of sorrows, problems, tensions etc., etc. in which most of the people are
involved. It is also a fundamental that nobody wants sorrows and everybody wants happiness and peace etc. So to discontinue bad deeds/worldly affairs( not good duties towards family and nation etc.,) and to be indulged in worship and realizing atma is our own requirement because we all wants happiness and peace which will be only in preach, worship/spiritualism and
accordingly discharging our duties. And he who does not mix himself in spiritualism and continue to be indulged in worldly affairs only. He can never get peace.

Lt. Rashmi Sahu: I am Engineer by profession and also do Yoga daily.
Swami Ram Swarup: In Yajurveda mantra 40/14 it is mentioned that one should get progress in worldly pious tasks (study, engineering, science, agriculture etc., etc.) simultaneously in spiritual. So both progress are required together and not one. These are your good sanskaars that you are going to pay your pious attention is spiritualism too after successfully becoming engineer. Though spiritualism is a subject to get right from the early age along with study like Shri Ram, Mata Sita and other dignities but still you’re lucky. My blessings are always with you to get success.

Chandrashekar: Homa or fire sacrifice to the mother Goddess of
ten wisdom – what things needed and is it good on full moon?
Swami Ram Swarup: In Atharvaveda mantra 7th kand sukta 79 and 80, the description has been given regarding Amavasya and Purnima wherein it is mentioned that both days are so pious to do spiritual activities like Yagya (fire sacrifice) with Guru maharaj that it makes future bright, gives brave and long living babies and the assets which gives calm. So we have to follow the
eternal knowledge of Almighty God in the shape of four Vedas and not others.

SA: Should asans be stopped when a woman isn’t well?
Swami Ram Swarup: During the said days you must sit on the easiest asan at your own like sukh asan, vajr asan and do naam jaap and one type of easiest pranayaam like Chandr Surya bhedi pranayaam but
breathing must not be stopped.

Siva: Who is he creator of this world. Somebody says that Vishnu & somebody says that Shiva. So please clear my doubt.
Swami Ram Swarup: I have given answer to such like questions several times and would request you to read the same on the web site please. God is one, He is formless. And as also stated in all Vedas like Yajurveda mantra 31/2 that He only creates, nurses and destroy the universe and again creates, He is omnipresent, omniscient, immortal, does not take birth, beyond imagination and beyond calculation and Almighty etc., etc., etc. that is, have unlimited qualities. being Almighty He needs no assistant in creation, nursing or destruction of universe. He has several names of Him and Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma is His own names. When He is Almighty, how will he depend on others.

Sagaranmalla: Which direction should one sleep?
Swami Ram Swarup: It makes no difference to have a sleep in any direction. But it is better to keep head on east while sleeping with the idea that sun arises from east and we will awake early in the morning when the rays of light will be coming from sun touching us. Light is a wisdom and darkness is ignorance. And all wisdom we keep in our mind (head).

Arun Kumar: Please explain the meaning of the following mantra Andham tamah pravishanti ye avidyam-upaste tato bhuya iv te tamo ye u vidya-ya ratah. (Ishospnishad 9)
Swami Ram Swarup: This upnishad’s shlok is from Yajurveda chapter 40. I have already explained this Yajurveda mantra
The meaning of Yajurveda mantra 9 is — those who are only attached with materialism and do not pay attention in spiritualism they are always in illusion and those who are also only attached or do hard job only in spiritualism they are more effected with illusion. So both are experiencing sorrows, problems, etc., etc.

Manoj: We say that anything that happens is according to the headline (destiny) so when we pray means we are trying to change the destiny or are we trying to infuse something good? Because I myself in many instances during my childhood pray to God to give good knowledge, job, money, etc. but when everything is happening in accord to destiny. What is the real
meaning of prayer.. what happens when we pray?
Swami Ram Swarup: According to Yajurveda mantra 7/48, human being do deeds and the result is awarded by God Himself. If
we do good deeds then we get result thereof in happiness and if do sins/bad deeds, then we are awarded sorrows/problems etc., etc. so luck is made based on our past deeds. So one should be clear that luck is not made by God Himself i.e., God does not
awards sorrows or happiness according to Him (God) but it is always based on our deeds. Secondly the bad luck based on our bad karmas can be turned into happiness of we arrange to burn our bad deeds by virtue of true eternal worship, yoga practice etc. So one should not blame others for bad luck, sorrows etc. Now a days most of the people are indulged in materialistic articles, proud, pump and show and after gathering money etc., leaving behind the eternal worship of God. Then what happens? We face our previous deeds in the shape of good or bad by experiencing happiness and sorrows etc. And we gather deeds of our present life (good or bad) to face in future births. So prayer gives good result only if we perform real eternal worship of God. And after doing prayer we do hard working with full concentration and devotion to get the result of the prayer will do
nothing. For example I pray God not to tell lie or any sin then I will have to continue real worship and will have to struggle, not to tell lie or to commit any sin. Then only God will help me. Otherwise the one will be getting the result of his previous lives’ deeds and on the contrary he may think that he is getting happiness, money etc., due to result of his

D. V. Kulkarni: Kindly send me details about Ved Shastra.
Swami Ram Swarup: There are four Vedas. Rigveda which gives special knowledge of matters and science etc., including God. Yajurveda which gives knowledge of all kinds of deeds Yagya, God etc. Saamveda gives the knowledge of worship, yoga etc. Atharvaveda gives the knowledge of medicines and God etc.

Six shastras are separate from Vedas. These are — Nyay shastra written by Gautam Rishi, Yoga shastra written by Rishi Patanjali, Vedanta shastras written by Vyas Muni, Vaisheshik shastras written by Kannad, Mimansa shastra written by Gemini Rishi, and Sankhya shastra by Kapil Muni.

Shastras have been written by six rishis who first studied Vedas under guidance of their Guru, did practice of ashtang yoga and after realization of truth about God, they wrote six shastras of different subjects. The rishis were different who wrote shastras and they chose one subject in their shastras taken from Vedas. For example-Patanjali Rishi chose yoga philosophy and not more about deeds, prakriti etc., whereas Kapil Muni chose prakriti and not other subjects of Vedas. They knew whole subjects being philosopher of Vedas but they chose one subject only. So it is wrong to say that six shastras are contradictory to each other. So many present saints thus speak false on this subject.

Siddhartha Ganguly: I have heard that if one focuses ones attention on ones navel just before sleeping at night tremendous benefit follows. “Swane Padmanavam” as Hindu scriptures say – you know. I want to learn this procedure in details. Would you please help.
Swami Ram Swarup: Concentration on any part of your body is beneficial, so the concentration on naval is also beneficial. Yet Vyas Muni IN HIS COMMENTS ON Patanjali Yog Darshan in sutra 3/1 says that three points are more beneficial i.e., on forehead between eyebrows which is called agya chakra with closed eyes, then tip of nose which is called nasagrye with half closed eyes. Then hridyaakash i.e., in heart. And concentration is made while doing meditation when we are awake.

R S: I would like to know the meaning of Swastika Symbol. What does it stand in the Vedic culture?
Swami Ram Swarup: In Vedic culture there is no symbol please but there are, “Swastivachan” Swastivachan means the Ved
mantras which are full of prayer, praise and worship of God, giving blessings of God and Yogi which are to be recited while performing holy havan (Yagya). YAJ KARAM SARVSHRESTH ISHWAR PUJA contains Swastivachan.

Meenakshi Sundaram: Do idols fulfil wishes?
Swami Ram Swarup: Wishes actually are not to be fulfilled but are to be controlled and good wishes to do pious deeds are fulfilled by performing holy havan and name jaap of God given by spiritual Guru who knows Vedas.

Meenakshi Sundaram: Our age or our life is calculated not by years but by number of breaths. If we control our breath by Pranayam, can we long for longer?
Swami Ram Swarup: Pranayaam gives long life no doubt, but pranayaam is actually meant to realize God. Life will be automatically long but we must not concentrate on life and we must concentrate on our aim of life which is God because life will have to be left one day. If life could be immortal then there was no need of worship.

Meenakshi Sundaram: Our emotions, dullness, sorrowfullness, etc. are due to non-release of carbon dioxide from lungs. Is it correct?
Swami Ram Swarup: No, please it is not a matter of non release of carbon dioxide. Its non release will make us sick. May give infection etc which can be removed by good treatment and daily morning walk etc. but emotions, sorrows, problems, tensions are only controlled by adopting spiritual path under the guidance of spiritual Guru only who knows Vedas.

Meenakshi Sundaram: How the swamis/yogis get brightness in their face (teja)?
Swami Ram Swarup: Due to brahmacharya and continued practice of ashtang yog philosophy, a yogi attains teja and everybody is entitled for the same if he follows the Vedic yogic path.

Meenakshi Sundaram: Any mention about hand-mudras in Vedas?
Swami Ram Swarup: No hand mudra please, but other mudras like khechadi, shambhavi are there.

Meenakshi Sundaram: Is there any mention about our recent scientific developments in Vedas?
Swami Ram Swarup: People are now trying to know more about Vedas and even in foreign country too. I was also offered
appointment as professor of yoga in USA where I visited twice but I did not accept. Yet I saw their interest in yoga philosophy. but I don’t know more about TV etc. the real philosophy of yoga is to realize God because the meaning of yoga is Samadhi wherein God is realized. So it is a sad system that most of the present saints are earning money saying that yoga is meant for cure or for long life etc. There is no such mention in four Vedas. It is not professional game which has been made by most of present saints.

Meenakshi Sundaram: Is there any mention of four yugas in Vedas?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes hint of kaliyug, dwapur etc., is mentioned in Vedas and detailed explanation is in Manusmriti.

Meenakshi Sundaram: Are Vedas prior to four yugas?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes, Vedas are prior to four yugas being eternal.

Meenakshi Sundaram: Did God first make the souls and then humans and animals?
Swami Ram Swarup: Soul, God and prakriti are never made by anybody. These three matters are eternal having no beginning and no end. The matter which is made has its date of birth and will be finished one day. But the said three matters are without date of birth and thus are immortal. so God has not made any soul. I would again say to read full website which will give you huge knowledge and satisfaction.

Meenakshi Sundaram: Are plans also having souls?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes plants have souls and according to karmas plants come in Udbhij Yoni.

Meenakshi Sundaram: How to do shradh of someone who has died. A person told me that one should feed a crow.
Swami Ram Swarup: I have explained so many times in web site that no action is left after death except cremation. So shradh is not mentioned in Vedas. The body of crow already has soul so how another soul will enter in crow. Secondly according to 39th chapter of Yajurveda soul after 13 days of death gets rebirth according to karmas therefore when soul will come in crow then she will have to leave present body which will be dead. And there is no such rules in Vedas. And within 13
days soul remains unconscious like in comma and can do nothing. So soul never enters in any body and will never become ghost. So no such soul who has left body is able to listen. Relations are only till we are alive. After death every relation is broken forever and soul makes fresh relations in its rebirth. And such souls never remember past. You see when a baby takes birth, he knows nothing about past. Mother is first Guru, no doubt, further Vedas say when we take diksha from spiritual Guru who knows Vedas. He is our father because parents give birth but never takes towards salvation which is done by spiritual Guru only and Almighty God gives birth to the universe and all human beings. So He is the greatest and Yajurveda
says, “NA JATAH NA JANISHYATE”, i.e., nobody is equal to God and nobody will take birth in future.

Sagar Anmalla: I am deeply interested in mythological subjects. I have read the answers given by you to questions asked I am totally convinced about the Vedas. As per my knowledge if a moon by its centrifugal force can bring high tides in sea water which is 3/4 of earth then it definitely has influence on humans. If moon has influence on humans then definitely other planets like Jupiter Saturn, etc. must be having some kind of influence on humans. As you have said that this kind of astrology is not mentioned in Vedas, I am a bit confused. Please guide me.
Swami Ram Swarup: Every planet has attraction towards each other and are moving also as also mentioned Yajurveda mantra
3/6. Earth is also revolving but you see human beings have no effect i.e., we are not effected and we are not feeling the revolution of earth. So God has created universe under some law, planets are meant for services of human beings. For example sun is meant for ripening of food grains etc., to make years, months etc., is also meant for heat, light, energy, etc.,
whereas moon is meant for conserving water contents in food grains to make them juicy, creation of tides etc., but planets never effect human beings in their life to make good or bad. It is only the deeds of human beings (pious or bad) to make life good or bad. The force of moon is meant for water and not meant for humans. Moon feeds us in other ways like making plants juicy etc., moon also gives so many other benefits to human life as mentioned in Atharvaveda.

Vishwapriya: Would like to know the relief work done by math in current earthquake, tsunami hit in Tamil Nadu. Please
advise. because in society image is that all relief work is done by church not by mutha. Please advise in detail so that we can send it to others.
Swami Ram Swarup: We are planning to send money to PM’s relief fund for those affected in Tsunami earthquake but we
are not demanding from anywhere else. Please we are sending it ourselves.

Gordhan Das: I am a PhD Student at MUET, Pakistan. I am doing a research on enviroment and environmental effects.
Please tell me why hindus do burn their deads and what are the positive effects of it? What will happen i mean -ve effects if they will not burn the dead?
Swami Ram Swarup: According to Hindu custom, the body is required to be burnt as is also mentioned in Yajurveda mantra
40/15, ” bhasmantam Shariram” i.e., on death body is required to be burnt. When body becomes dead, then germs are originated and may cause to spread the diseases. So the body is burnt.

Pallavi: How to be thin?
Swami Ram Swarup: Please awake early in the morning for morning walk and light exercises, take at least 15 to 20 glasses of water daily, always avoid fatty food, all vegetables must be juicy and not dry. Please learn at least 10 yoga asans and pranayaam also. I am away and I can’t teach you. Please seek local, experienced, learned Yogi who can teach you.

Deepika: How to make parents agree on a dispute for matrimony issue?
Swami Ram Swarup: It will be religious task if you make the parents to agree to get their blessings for which please try your level best and wait.

Shashi: Please give me the meaning of these names: Tarish and Usha.
Swami Ram Swarup: Tarish means desire, thirst, ocean, sun etc. Usha means the earliest morning time when sun rises
and spreads its ray of light in the sky. Usha always gives pleasure to human beings. Rigveda states—that Usha comes to make God fortune of human beings so everyone must get up early in the morning.

Sagar Anmalla: Swamiji you have really opened up my eyes towards the truth of God. Thank you so much for your answers. Life is now so clean without any confusion, but there are some questions which are still bothering me. They are about that you said Vedas are direct from God to 4 rishis heart and then they were learned by brahma and then to manu and like it came to different rishis and these translations were from word of mouth upto Mahabharata time. From then different saints made their way and changed the whole concept of Vedas over the years. Similarly as the Vedas were translated from word of mouth to rishis to rishi over the ages I feel there is a possibility that while in translation some of the rishis might have changed the concept or might have not got proper and complete translation of Vedas as it was given by God originaly to 4 rishis as there is No written proof so word of mouth translation could have missed about planetary influence or Vaastu Shastra and other subjects which you said that there is no mention of these subjects. May be I am not clear in my question Swamiji but all U want to say is as there is no written proof of Vedas the rishis who transferred the knowledge over the years to their subordinates some topics which i mentioned above could have been missed by some negligence of understanding by a rishi and kept changing down the ages. Please widen my knowledge Swamiji.
Swami Ram Swarup: Rishis are not in any stage of confusion because Rishi means MANTRADRISHTA i.e., who has seen Ved
mantras in heart and not in books and Rishi becomes Rishi when he not only hears or study Vedas but he practices ashtang yoga philosophy mentioned in Vedas, then he becomes purified by all means and when he becomes purified then he is accepted by God and the rishi realizes God in his heart along with Ved mantras. That is why Kapil Muni in his Sankhya shastra sutra 5/48 says that Vedas are undesirous voice which is originated, still at present, in a Rishis’s heart which are called Vedas. So books are not Vedas. Problems can arise when translation is made from Vedas but Vedas are still in heart of Rishi then there is no
doubt in purity. In this connection Bhagwat Geeta shlok 7/19 says that after so many births’ continued tapsya in any one birth, a yogi gets salvation. And Yajurveda mantra 40/6 says that when a Yogi after doing practice of yoga philosophy, realizes God, then there remains no doubt. So Vedas warn that we must listen the preach of rishi who always will speak truth
and we must not listen the preach which is based on study, listening only.

It is not a question of word of mouth translation etc. At present too, he is Rishi who has done hard practice of ashtang yoga under guidance of His Guru and thus has realized God and has seen Ved mantras within him and not translation etc. Rigveda
mantra 1/164/16 clarifies, “NA CHIKET ANDHSAHA” i.e., HE WHO IS NOT A COMPLETE Yogi, he is blind in respect of understanding or preaching the Ved mantras and Kapil Muni in Sankhya shastra sutra 3/81 says that if alive Yogi will not be there, then there will be tradition of blindness.

Muneet Vaman: What is the meaning of my name?
Swami Ram Swarup: Muneet word is made from “Muni”. “Muni+ ta” and the meaning of Muni is he who does hard study of Vedas etc., and becomes philosopher of subject.

K.Viswanathan: Is it good for someone to die on a Amavasya Thithi? Is it good for someone to die on a day on which his birth star falls?
Swami Ram Swarup: No please. Because everybody gets rebirth based on his deeds which he has done in the life and in the previous lives. Date and time has no concern.

PJM Rao: How to get rid of sins I have already committed? I am a religious person but due to vicarious pleasures I have committed wrong deeds in the past. I want to erase them by doing good deeds. What can I do? I want to rise above ego? Any mantra will help me? Please send me the reply.
Swami Ram Swarup: First of all one has to know what is sin and what is not a sin for which a regular and long spiritual preach is necessary. Actually whatever we do, we do under the influence of five perceptions and five senses and mind which generally indulge us to commit sin. Sometimes, individual realizes and tries to get rid of sins but really it is temporary effort. If one has not done regular worship and tapsya, preach etc., under the guidance of a spiritual master by which the above said perceptions and senses are controlled. So the true way to get rid of sins is a regular eternal, worship etc., as said above. So in some cases like yours it is good to realize sin. Then first of all one must repent and must take a firm decision not to repeat the sin in future at any cost. The deed once done always gives its result to be faced by doer but long worship can burn the sins. the jaap of holy name of God and Gaytri mantra will serve the purpose.

Smita Agawane: I want to know abt Pitamaha Bhishma – his childhood days, who was his guru, etc. Something more about him, which will inspire me ,as I like him very much.
Swami Ram Swarup: Father of Bhisham Pitamaha was king Shantnu. King Pratip did hard tapsya along with his wife to get a brave son. Due to calm nature of King Pratip he got the son Shantnu. Shantnu’s wife Ganga used to set afloat her sons and in this way she offered her seven sons in river. Bhisham was eighth. When he was born then with broken heart king Shantnu requested Ganga not to set afloat their eighth son. On this Ganga took Bhisham away from the kingdom and arranged for him to
study Vedas from Guru Brihspati and weapon training from Guru Parshuram. His childhood name was Devvrat. Once Devvrat was walking in jungle and both he and his father unknown to each other. Water was flowing a lot in river. Devvrat stopped the water by throwing arrows from bow with a special technique of a brave warrior. King suddenly came on the site and was astonished to see the astonishing action of the brave warrior. Immediately Ganga mother of Devvrat came there and told her husband that I have made your son a brave warrior and learned of Vedas. And now you can take your son and she went away because she was Tapsivini and Brahamcharini too in family life. Shantnu brought his son happily in the kingdom. Once
Shantnu while hunting in the jungle saw beautiful girl and he offered a marriage proposal to her father Dashraj. Name of girl was Satywati. But her father put condition that son of Satywati should be offered kingdom whereas next king had been declared as Devvrat. So king Shantnu returned with broken heart while denying the proposal of father of Satywati but he was shocked and used to remain alone with deep thinking and broken heart. When Devvrat came to know about the matter he went to Dashraj and requested him to give his daughter to Shantnu i.e., father of Bhisham again Dashraj put the same condition which Devvrat accepted and declared unbroken and firm promise that he (Devvrat/ Bhisham) neither would marry or sit on throne and automatically due to this typical promise his name became Bhisham (Bhisham Pratigya). TO BE CONTINUED.

Bpmuni: How should I motivate my son (studying in primary classes) to go to school?
Swami Ram Swarup: Please love your son at your level best and then preach him to go to school. Tell him about the bright future of an educated man, God also to give your son inspiration and good mind. I think he will go and study. In addition, it will also be pious deed if you can start doing from Gaytri mantra daily.

Meenakshi Sundaram: What does diksha mean?
Swami Ram Swarup: Diksha as per Vedas means to adopt brahmacharya, to tell truth, to do pious deeds, havan, jaap of holy name of God under the guidance of spiritual Guru who knows Vedas. It is not only a matter of getting name of God.

S Balasubramanian: In one sitting, how many times Gayatri mantra should be recited; is it 24 and multiples of 24 or 108 and multiples of 108?
Swami Ram Swarup: Reciting of Gaytri mantra depends on the availability of suitable time. It may be 21 times and multiple of 21 but must be done both times.

Haresh: What is the future of Hindu people when minority become more powerful and hurt Hindu? Where will Hindu
go they do not have their own established country?
Swami Ram Swarup: India is spiritual country since beginning. According to spiritual point of view, the future is based on hard working, devotion and dedication towards pious deeds and towards society and nation. Then automatically Almighty God inspires and saves us and there remains no ravages of hatred also. But what to talk when our leaders and spiritual gurus are corrupted as seen in newspaper and TV. Secondly spiritualism is eternal in Vedas and gives peace and spreads love to all human beings. So it is astonishing that what type of spiritualism is being preached by so called saints that peace is being finished and corruption is always there.

xxxx: If Shri Krishna Maharaj is not God, then why Meerabhai worshipped him? Who is Swami Narayan? Is the name related to God?
Swami Ram Swarup: Worship may be considered of two types. One eternal worship, mentioned in four Vedas and second man made which has another so many ways but according to fundamental law of God placed in Vedas one has to adopt God made worship of Vedas. Yet Meera also adopted the eternal path learnt from Charpat nath Yogi, she sang a spiritual song also in respect of her spiritual m aster Charpatnath ji— YOGI MAT JA MAT JA YOGI, PANV PARDU MAIN TERE. Swami Narayan was a saint.

Manoj: Can a son do pithru karma when his father is alive for his uncle (mama)?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes a son, when his father is alive, can do even must do services towards the elder. But I may write
here that as regards shradh it is not mentioned in Vedas.

Abhishek: Why bhramcharya is needed in yoga and how it improves mind how it is related with diet what should we to take in diet? Is it make oj tej ? If we do not do then what happen I want to make my mind how it will help me?
Swami Ram Swarup: Brahmacharya is fundamental base to learn and to practice yoga philosophy. Suppose a tank of water is used frequently and supply is less than use, what will be result? Definitely tank will be empty. If supply of energy is less than the use of the energy then automatically the strength essential to utilize will be finished and great weakness in the body as well as in mental stage will remain. The nervous system will be weak and will not be able to learn or practice yoga. Yoga means the way to realize God for which yam, Niyam, asan, pranayaam, pratyahar, dharna, dhyan, Samadhi— the said eight fold paths of yoga philosophy are to be practiced. In the absence of brahmacharya it is not possible. Brahmacharya is maintained without and with marriage. Brahmacharya is maintained by pious deeds, awakening early in the morning, morning walk and light exercise daily, listening good preach then digestive system remains always the best. Individual remain out of sickness. His organs eyes, ear, nose etc., works satisfactorily. Respiratory and circulatory system become hundred percent good, so naturally mind works satisfactorily. One should restrain completely from non-veg. food a void fatty food, fried food. If suits one should always take pure ghee, butter, fruits, chapatti, rice, dal and vegetables.

Assam Rao: I have heard that in Atharvaved(20:127:1,2,3) there is clear description of last prophet of God (Muhammad) of Islam so is it true or not? Also in other 3 Vedas his name is mentioned? So by which name he is mentioned I have
heard that for his name a word of NARASHANS is used so
is it right?
Swami Ram Swarup: Actually the meaning in Atharvaveda mantra 20/127/1 o0f Narshansa is, “He who is praised by public” and naturally he is great who is praised amongst public.

Gurmeet: How do I do pranayaam? I wanted to know the correct method-detailed. and time to do it? For how long can I do it? What else can be done to control weight?
Swami Ram Swarup: To control weight one should awake early in the morning to go for long morning walk and to do light
exercises. Avoid fatty food, take at least 20 glasses of water a day, try to do at least ten yoga asans both times daily. As regards pranayaam and asan this philosophy must be learnt in presence of spiritual master only. I am away and can not teach you so please seek a Yogi locally. Pranayaam must be done at least twice a day in the beginning three pranayaams are
enough but, “lom- vilom” pranayaam must be more and must be learnt in presence of a Yogi.

Nitin: Why were we created in the very begining? What was the need of the FIRST PROJECTION [creation]?
Swami Ram Swarup: Need is there where there is wish. So creation, nursing and destruction is not a need because as per
shastras and Vedas it is eternal and automatic.

Arun Kumar: I read some where that Yajurveda has two different branches(krishna yajurveda and Shukla yajurved). Please explain it ? Which one is authentic?
Swami Ram Swarup: Both shakhas are authentic because its name is Yajurveda.

Balu: Who authenticated you to answer queries of ppl? Are you sure you can answer anybody’s query?
Swami Ram Swarup: I think God has blessed me to serve the people and I answer to my level best with the blessings of Almighty God.

Rupali: When a person has a strong faith in God all their life (vishnu, shiva, krishna, shrinathji, mataji), after the female gets married, is it compulsory to give up all the strong faith and follow the faith of her husband, whose religion is still part of hinduism. But, it is part of swaminarayn based rather then vishnu, shiv based?
Swami Ram Swarup: In Vedas, shastras and the most ancient holy books there is only one God who is formless, creates, nurse and destroy the universe. He only awards the result of our deeds. He has unlimited qualities and therefore He is beyond calculation and beyond imagination. Up till the time of Mahabhart war only one God was being worshiped. And there was no any problem. Mata Sita worshipped the said God and when she was married with Shri Ram then no problem arose and so on. So first of all we must decide that there is only one God and His worship can be performed, everywhere, anywhere an d in any situation. Because He is unchangeable.

Sonu: What is Paap and what is Punya? How do we know what is what?
Swami Ram Swarup: Constitution of world is four Vedas. He who has not listened Vedas by an Acharya and does deeds against the Vedas is sin and who doe deeds according to Vedas and shastras like Shri Ram ,Shri Krishna, Mata Sita etc., are pious and who does sin, his soul wants not to do first time and he feels afraid also which are symptoms of doing sin.

Manuel Bueno: Thank you for your kind answer. Your words are wise. It is true when you say that I cant speak of open
chakras if I feel a physical attraction. Thank you for pointing out my vanity. Why do some saints from India marry? Why did Lahiri Mahasaya or Sir Ramakrishna marry? Why did they have sons and daughters? Swamiji, explain this to me if you think I can understand. About doing tapsya. You say that to give pure love one should master senses, perceptions and mind, but this is not possible without a guru. However I havent met that person. What do I do until I find him or her?
Swami Ram Swarup: You can open your chakras but under the guidance of a Yogi only, which is fundamental law of Almighty
God mentioned in four Vedas. Marriage is not a problem. In Manusmriti it is said by Manu bhagwan that the soul needs breathings in the body, to love upon. So is the case of Grihasth ashram (married family life) that married life is important like breathing because brahmacharya, Vanprasth and Sanyas ashrams are alive on one Grihasth ashram. But rules and regulations of the family life mentioned in Vedas and adopted by Shri Ram, Shri Krishna Mata Sita, Vyas Muni, Guru Vashisth and their public are to be followed, which at present are not mostly being followed which is a sin so there are so many duties in the family life like performance o0f Yagya, holy name jaap of God and services to learned Guru who knows
Vedas, respect to parents and elders, to earn money for family, to keep brahmacharya in family life also etc., etc., are thousands of pious deeds to be adopted which cannot be stated here being lengthy. Family life is either to produce good son and daughter for society (nation) or to indulge in Brahma by doing always pious deeds. According to Vedas there are millions of examples of brahmacharya in Grihasth since the time of creation but I mention here only one. Before commencement of Mahabhart war, Ashwathama, son of Guru Dronacharya came to Shri Krishna and requested him to give sudarshan chakra. Actually the sudarshan chakra was a great weapon used by Shri Krishna. In return Shri Krishna accepted the request and asked Ashwathama to take the same. When whole hearted power was used by Ashwathama to pick up sudarshan chakra, it was all in vain and Ashwathama could not even move it an inch up the ground. Shri Krishna at that time told to Ashwathama that this weapon can only be taken and moved by a neshthik or Grihasth Brahamchari and you are not of that category. Arjuna can also take it who is Grihasth Brahamchari. So the marriage of those rishis Munis was based on brahmacharya and pious deeds but I can not comment about the marriage OF OTHERS mentioned by you. So based on the said pious points, you can also marry. You must try your level best to seek a true Guru who knows Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy. And my heartiest blessings are always with

Assam Rao: What is the meaning of YUG like KAL YUG? and who many YUGs are there? And now which YUG is going on?
Swami Ram Swarup: Manusmriti gives the proof in its chapter one that present time of the earth is 7th Manvantar up till now 6 manvantar have passed. Those are Swayambhar, Swarochisch, Ottmi, Tamas, Ryivat and Chakshash, nnow its 7th manvantar. 71 chaturyugi = 1 manvantar. There are four yug— Satyug, Treta, Dwapur and Kaliyug.
Satyug = 17 lakhs 28 thousands years
Treta = 12 lakhs 96 thousands years
Dwapur = 8 lakhs 64 thousands years
Kaliyug = 4 lakhs 32 thousands years

The total of four Yugas comes to be 43 lakhs and 20 thousands years which is equal to one Chaturyugi. 71 Chaturyugi i.e., 30 crore 67 lakhs and 20 thousands years equal to one Manvantar and 6 Manvantar have yet passed whose calculation comes to one Arab 84 crore 30 lakhs and 20 thousands years. This is 7th Manvantar and 28 Chaturyugi and the present Kaliyug has passed its time of 5002 years. So up till now the age of the earth and Vedas is one Arab 96 crore 8 lakhs 53 thousands and 2 years. Bhagwat Geeta shlok 8/17 also says about this fact.

Assam Rao: I have a question that in a DRAMA of Television Channel STAR PLUS named KYUNKI SAAS BHEE KABHEE BAHU THEE. The charactors of drama sometimes use the word “THAAKUR JEE” in sense of GOD. So my question is that who is that “THAKUR JEE” and what is his full name. Why dont they use the word of God?
Swami Ram Swarup: There are two types of names in Hinduism. One which have been mentioned in Vedas by God Himself such as Agni, Varun, Om, Surya etc., etc. And secondly which have been made by present saints or men at their own like Thakur, Panduri, Girdhar, etc. etc., Meerabai was a famous saint of Rajasthan (India). She has written, “AALI MOHE LAGE VRINDAVAN NEEKO”, Neeko means beautiful. She says I feel vrindavan, a most beautiful place where Shri Krishna did his pious actions. Further she says,”GHAR GHAR TULSI, THAKUR POOJA DARSHAN GOVINDJI KO” that in every house there is a worship of Thakur (God). No doubt that the importance of holy name of God is in Vedas but in loving manner, some saints have named the God at their own. Full name is only Thakur, related to Shri Krishna Maharaj. Meera also used the name of God as Hari, Prabhu etc. But she has also used at her own, “Thakur”.

T. Anandi: I have told my story to one learned Acharya. He told me that to tell Rama nama more than thousand times. I have told rama nama 16 rounds daily In one round I have told 108 times. Please tell me what is secret way of telling nama japa. Last year I have seen your que & ans. In one que & ans somebody has asked that to look after parents how to earn. You have told that do havan and tell Gayatri Mantra 11 times when to put ghee to havan for small period of time. To look after my child I followed this principle. Instead of doing havan I put ghee in havankund (like Akal Vilaku) put two thread in
two sides (east and west) and lights on and told Gayatri mantra eleven times In 5 O clock and Eleven O clock and in the evening for one year. Is it correct?
Swami Ram Swarup: Only to recite the name Ram will not serve the purpose of getting peace. Please recite Gaytri mantra
and do havan of Gaytri mantra. 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 specially of mango tree if possible, havan samagri , ghee, camphor and match box must be there with you. Please sit on sukh asan on four time 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 AMRTIO UPASTRANMASI SWAHA and drink the water 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. I would like to mention here that I have written a book in Hindi named, “YAJ KARAM SARVSHRESTH ISHWAR POOJA”. It has complete Yagya method and mantras. Yagya will give you peace. Havan will have to be done please, being eternal philosophy, which is made by God and is never changed. You must recite the name of God, “OM” also. To do the havan is an order right from Almighty God in whole Yajurveda mantras and other Ved mantras also, being lengthy, I can not mention here but see little bit proof. Yajurveda mantra 1/2 says Yagya spreads purity etc., and maintains all three lokas. So O! Man/woman, — MA HWA TE YAJPATIR HWARSHEET” i.e., do not leave Yagya and learned disciples and gurus must not leave Yagya. In the last chapter of Yajurveda, God says “YAJAM KURU- YAJAM KURU” i.e., do Yagya, do Yagya. Whole Saamveda is appreciating the greatness of holy Yagya. I have written an article on Yagya published in newspaper and can be sent free of cost. So to do Yagya is an order of God and cannot be left. Cooking and other house jobs are duties and must be done faithfully but not by sacrificing spiritual path. Because everybody gets final liberation and peace through spiritual life and not through worldly affairs please. Even your whole family must worship daily which is the duty of all human beings.

Arun Kumar: Some people touch the feet of the guru or elders to show the respect. Is this the Vedic way also to show respect?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes please. In Manusmriti shlok 2/47, it is also stated that one must touch the feet of Guru (who
knows Vedas and ashtang yoga) from right hand to right leg and from left hand to right leg. The feet of rishis are also washed with water when they enter the house of devotee. But when the rishi did the journey by foot and not by car or any vehicle because feet are washed to get rid of tiredness of journey. Secondly in Vedas and shastras there are four types of bodies— sthool, suksham, karan and turiya. First three are anyone but fourth is only of a Yogi which is pious one and must be touched.

Manish: I have started reading Bhagwad Gita (English version – Bhagwad Gita as it is). Some questions have arised and
I would like to consult spiritual master, so i cam here. As per my understanding uptil now, Gita emphasizes on getting over material pleasures and bonding. But then in my life i love,fame and money are my primary goals. How can i feel like living without thinking about these goals then ? I understand we have to serve our creator, almighty God. His orders come prior to anything else for us. But then i am really confused and dont understand how to live a happy life by leaving your goals and loved ones aside. Secondly , I also want to know why Arjuna was asked to fight when kingdom was a material thing to achieve ?
Swami Ram Swarup: Actually up till now I have read so many Geetas but as it is, is not there. Geeta’s shlok are original in every Bhagwat Geeta, but translation by translator is made At THEIR own and beyond even the smallest
knowledge of Shri Krishna. For example-in one Geeta I read about pranayaam where Shri Krishna Maharaj told to do so but the translator said to the readers that there is no need of doing pranayaam. In chapter 3 and 4, of Bhagwat Geeta Shri Krishna Maharaj has explained the importance and greatness of holy Yajna but in 99.99% cases the translator (present saints
who are against the Vedas) says that there is no need of doing Yajna or yoga. So arrogant have made their own ways as stated by Tulsi Dass ji in Uttrakand. SHRUTI SAMANT HARI BHAKTI PATH SANJUT BIRATI BIB EK. TEHIN NA CHALIHIN NAR MOH BAS KALPHIN PANTH ANEK. Meaning— the bhakti is based on Vedas only by which we get knowledge. But unfortunately now most of the
people are not following the path of Vedas. But arrogant have made their own ways.

So Geeta is a preach by Shri Krishna based on four Vedas and nothing else. Secondly Geeta has been written by Vyas Muni and is an extract of Bhisham Parv of Mahabhart epic which is not being fully accepted by most of the present saints who are against the Vedas. They only say that Shri Krishna has told Geeta. I have also written a book explaining some shlok of Bhagwat Geeta and can be sent on receipt of your postal address if you are so desirous. And then you can also think about the truth yourself.

No please. Geeta does not emphasis as told by you otherwise Shri Krishna could not have told Arjuna to fight a religious war to attain salvation (in case of death in war) or to enjoy kingdom of whole earth (in case of victory) so Vedas say to get progress in spiritualism as well as in worldly field (pious deeds only) together. Kingdom means where citizens live, the citizen must be happy. They must gain justice and good holy atmosphere etc., the situation arisen by
Duryodhan was worst where the females were being insulted injustice and unreligious matters were being pursued worship Yagya, and Vedas philosophy were being harmed etc., etc. So to put an end to all above said things and to give justice to people war was necessary. That is why Mahabhart war was called Dharma Yudh i.e., religious war and not a war i.e., Mahabhart war was fought to establish justice, truth etc., and not a war to gain property etc. So as stated above one should progress in spiritualism and in worldly pious deeds like earning money etc., simultaneously because one sided progress is sin.

Jeevan Singh: I would like to know the meaning of “Krishna” and in one of my e-mail i have asked you a question about Mahabharat base on Karan i wish to know more than just that he is a son of Kunti…I don’t know why but i feel such a person like Karan he must knew from before already that Kunti is his mother even though Chopraji didn’t show in full is this true?
Swami Ram Swarup: In Atharvaveda mantra 1/23/1 its meaning is a name of medicine which takes out the germs out of body. And in other mantra its meaning is attractive. Yes he was son of Kunti who gave him birth when she was spinster. Karan did not know for a long time that Kunti was his mother because just after giving birth Kunti thrown in water to set afloat.

Rajesh: I just want to say in one line that whom we should worship…which name…we should recite?
Swami Ram Swarup: According to four Vedas we have to worship a formless Almighty God who is omnipresent, omniscient,
beyond calculation, imagination and He only creates, nurses and destroys the universe. His names are several in the Vedas.
But main is OM to recite or to do the jaap. But in this connection a spiritual master is needed who knows Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy. Under his guidance the name of God is remembered or recited etc.

Ravi: Do we have an answer for the question:”what happens after death”, yet?
Swami Ram Swarup: Death is meant for human body and not to soul who is alive and immortal. We are soul and body. At the time of death the soul comes out from body and goes to sun, moon, air, etc., that is 13 non-alive Dev. And then comes back on the earth and is mixed in vegetables. Then a male member where the soul is to take rebirth takes through vegetables and through husband and wife, the soul takes rebirth according to his deeds.

Errol: How did Buddha’s teaching affect India’s way of living? Compare and contrast Buddhism and Hinduism? What do you find most appealing about Buddhism?
Swami Ram Swarup: It is well known fact that as is a king so is his subjects. If poor people will come forward with a fact, that can’t be accepted easily and speedily but in case of king, it is accepted. King Ashoka attacked Kalinga and even now but his heart, due to effect of past life, could not see the destruction and huge blood shed of public. In this situation, everybody wants peace and in reality, he seeks peace from anywhere. According to the situation, he turned towards Buddhism. King Siddhartha was also a prince. So the preach of Mahatma Buddha spread and king Ashoka also tried his level best to spread Buddhism and it gave good result. In public, everybody was impressed that when a king has accepted Buddhism, then why can’t they. The situation was also warm because in Kalinga war, there was lot of blood shed and no one wanted violence. The teachings of Buddha are non-violence and therefore accepted vigorously in India. In Buddhism, there is appealing factor of totally Ahimsa, which must be spread. But Hinduism, based on eternal philosophy of Vedas, there is always Ahimsa and Buddhism also took Ahimsa from Vedas because the word ahimsa is in Vedas and in ashtang yoga there are eight fold paths— Yam, Niyam, asan, pranayaam, pratyahar, dharna, dhyan and Samadhi. There are five Yams i.e., satya, ahimsa, Astey, Brahmacharya, Aprigraha and Ahimsa is there. So there is no difference between Buddhism and Hinduism and must be spread together.

Ruthiran: I cannot understand my path. I had dreams about a spiritual leader and then I won a lottery. I have done sins in my life. If Guru comes in my life then the life will be bright. Please help me take the right path.
Swami Ram Swarup: The path will have to be understood by yourself only. We are born to worship the God to get peace/salvation. Nowadays there are so many paths but it is on you to adopt the truth. The dreams are always come of the feeling which we have either listened or experienced earlier in present or past life but dreams have no link with our life. Suppose one sees a dream that he is a king but in the morning, he will remain as he was. Once some people were throwing stones on a bad character lady, who was sinner, it is said than suddenly Lord Jesus came and shouted with the voice that amongst those will throw the first stone on the lady to beat her, who is not sinner and who has not done sin as yet. Now everyone felt ashamed and slowly went away. So except a Yogi, everybody is sinner, even to tell lie daily etc. Therefore one must stop doing sins by worshipping God for which we have taken birth in human life. Do not care about the past sins but repent and promise not to repeat the sins. This will be a real prayer and worship to God. The true Guru can only enlighten the life of disciple and not false Guru. Secondly according to Vedas, God is Almighty. Almighty means God has all powers to create, nurse and destroy the universe etc. Therefore God needs no assistance being Almighty. Therefore God even does not take and can’t take any assistance to spread His worship. If it is a desire of God to spread the worship or to advice human beings to do only pious deeds then to spread the same is not a problem for God, being Almighty and he can spread Himself. On the contrary, God has created us and given the knowledge of Vedas. Now, it is up to human beings, whether they accept or not. So God does not want any manger or mediator being Almighty otherwise Almighty word will not be used respect of God.

Chaya: I would like to know the exact meanings of the vivah sanskaar specially about the solemn oaths that are read when bride and groom go around the sacred fire?
Swami Ram Swarup:In Hindi ‘Vi’ means Vishesh i.e., special and
vahan means chariot. Therefore Vivah means special vehicle/chariot. In Vedas so many examples have been given of this chariot. The couple sits on this chariot which goes to Brahm lok i.e., towards God i.e., the path to follow to realize God. So the motto of marriage is to realize moral duties and while discharging duties, the couple has to realize God. Thus the couple does only pious deeds in family life by which peace while living and after leaving the body is maintained. I am writing an article on this and will be sent to you with all details soon.

Jeevan Singh: Thank you for your reply and a knowledge where you said we all need to have One Guru in order to attain salvation. Can you please share with me the knowledge of salvation? Please share with us any true story of how salvation is attained and which path to take.
Swami Ram Swarup: Knowledge of salvation means the path to be adopted by which an aspirant realizes Almighty God. At this stage he feels all time merriment and has known that he is soul and not body and God is within soul. At the time of salvation, he (soul) is absorbed in God like salt in glass of water. This knowledge is deep and lengthy one but mere worldly knowledge will not serve the purpose. One will have to obey and follow the spiritual path in life practically. Now the saints say so many paths which they know themselves but I have experienced the Vedic path and the worship of formless God through services of parents, Guru, elders, donation to needy, Yagya and ashtang yoga practice. But one thing is common to all that services with whole hearted (tan, mann, dhan, pran) to a Guru and elders are essential. Our ancient rishi-Munis and sadhu (saints) attained the salvation. So this is in short, please and salvation is motto of human life. And is mostly attained in family life while discharging moral duties like Shri Ram, Shri Krishna, Guru Nanak Dev, Kabir etc. But again, I would say that a Guru is needed to guide to the disciple, step by step. In Atharvaveda mantra 4/30/3 God says that God Himself gives the knowledge of salvation in Vedas and those who adopt the knowledge then God Himself makes them rishi and awards the best mind to realize God and to obey the path.

Gaitrie: I would like to know what the Goddess Gaitrie (Gayatri?) stands for?
Swami Ram Swarup: Gaytri is a mantra, comes in three Vedas — Rigveda, Yajurveda and Saamveda. Mantra itself is not Devi, but its Devta (main subject) is Savita. Savita means God. In Gaytri, word ‘Ga’ means “Prann” and ‘Tri’ means “to cross over the world” i.e., “salvation”. So word Gaytri says that if anyone under the guidance of Guru does jaap of Gaytri mantra by pranayaam (to inhale/exhale with proper method) then he attains salvation. he kills all the sorrows etc.

Rajesh: Which is the first Ved to start reading?
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas translated in Hindi are available and can
be sent to you on receipt of your postal address please. It is better if somebody starts study of Yajurveda first in which mostly the knowledge of pious deeds is given. Then Saamveda, then Rigveda and then Atharvaveda. The names of Almighty God are several but mostly rishis and Munis give the name “OM” to do jaap. But in this way an alive Guru is required, who knows
Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy. Worship is done by Yagya, name jaap of God and practicing yoga philosophy and too in family life.

Sarita: Recently , I attended an engagement ceremony (mangnee) A learned person from India was asked to make a speech. He said that the word divorce does not exist in hinduism. Is this true? I found this exteremely shocking because it implies the rejection of many men and women who are divorced. This is against fundamental human rights. I wish you could give me your views because I found this extremely disturbing. In Mauritius, we try to follow the Sanatan Dharma the best we can.
Swami Ram Swarup: Divorce word actually does not exist in Vedas. But the rules and regulations which prevail divorce are there. For example in Atharvaveda kand 2 sukta 14, it is stated that the wife who quarrels and breaks the family has anger, ego, etc., must be left and be got out from the house. Who is hard spoken ,over talks, obstinate, who is breaker of merriment in the house, must be got out of the house. Who is not spiritual
minded, do not donate money in the spiritual deeds. Who is habitual of backbiting and talking with other men baselessly etc., must be got out of the home. And there are so many other reasons also mentioned in Rigveda and other Vedas for which the lady can be got out of the house. So this action has been named divorce or talaak etc. This is also applicable for
men. Actually due to lack of knowledge of Vedas and real spiritualism the family life and social life has been a burden on the family. We must also devote time in spiritualism as well as in worldly/family good affairs like Shri Ram, Shri Krishna, Mata Sita and their public etc., who got progress in both sides, spiritualism as well as in worldly social activities.
When a learned person is concerned he will not give divorce unnecessarily. Many people say that Shri Ram got out Sita from palace, but it is totally false as per the authentic proof of Valmiki Ramayana, wherein it is stated that Shri Ram after killing Ravan brought Sita in his palace at Ayodhya and Luv and Kush were born in palace.

There are now two types of Sanatan dharma, one – God made which are in Vedas. Second – man made which are in several holy books against the Vedas. Sanatan means the religion which has no beginning and no end being eternal. So how the religion can be told sanatan whose date of birth is fixed. Sanatan is everlasting and man made will shortly or at least will be
destroyed at the time of final destruction of the universe. But Vedas being knowledge direct form God and God being eternal, will never be destroyed and in the new creation the Almighty God will again originate the knowledge of Vedas (as it is in the heart of four rishis).

Trinogen: Did you ever experience the Void? If you did, can you describe it in details to me please.
Swami Ram Swarup: Actually from the early childhood and up to the college time I have been indulging, for most of the time, in spiritualism which requires loneliness. You see nobody remains alone. It is a matter, what you choose to love. There are two kinds of love – one materialistic articles, pump and show etc. Second – to love self and God. Self means soul. God has created the universe and has become omnipresent. God is everywhere and within all, please mostly, the love based on pump and show. Yet the newly married couple do not want any interference from outside and try to live alone (husband and wife only) then what to talk about a permanent love of a soul with Almighty God who is in within him and how a Yogi would actually like an unnecessary crowd of baseless talking, dancing, spending fun and untrue preaching (pravachan) of saints who are against the Vedas. Yet I preach but in short and too on request of devotees only because I think I am a lover of self and God and requires no interference of outside world. I am myself astonished that I never go to bazaar from childhood never went for shopping, never celebrated any festival, never attended any marriage or death ceremony etc., and always remained alone, alone and alone ( with self and God).

As regards questions and answers on web site, it was also on request of my disciples having a million ton of wait and again and again. Mainly Mr. Kapil who is handling and discharging his invaluable duties to open the site etc., and my disciple Prof. Veena Raj who donated me a computer. I agreed and the site opened by the blessings of God. Now also, I only dictate the
answers. I have no office, no worker but with a very few i.e., four disciples (of my family not paid employee) who work on this site to deliver the answer to all concerned. So I am alone and would like to remain alone.

xxxx: Who is lord Venkateshwara? Please say something about Tirupathi Devasthanam. Why people are going there to worship Venkateshwara swami? How you are able to answer to each and everyone’s question? My heartfull respects to you swamiji. You are doing great job.
Swami Ram Swarup: I thank you and my heartiest blessings to you for a long happy life. In Vedas there is only one formless God. Vedas say that God ahs unlimited qualities. Out
of those some are— He is almighty, He creates, nurses and destroys the universe. For the last about 3000 years, people have made their own God based on some stories. And people go after listening the stories etc. for example— one devotee used to go to the temple of bhagwan Tirupatinath to offer Him milk. Once the devotee fell sick and could not go there. But bhagwan Tirupatinath Himself went to the devotee’s house and started milking the cow to take the milk. Suddenly the sick devotee saw that someone is milking the cow and he started beating the man (bhagwan Tirupatinath) with a stick and when he came to know about the fact, then he bowed. So this story shows affection of bhagwan Tirupatinath with His devotee
etc., and people go to his temple.