Richa: As specified in your column State of women in ancient times Mata Sita was not sent to jungle by Sri Ram. so the story of asking Sita for agni pariksha is also not true?

Richa: As specified in your column State of women in ancient times Mata Sita was not sent to jungle by Sri Ram. so the story of asking Sita for agni pariksha is also not true?
Swami Ram Swarup: I mentioned so many times, and within last week also that Mata Sita was asked for Agni Pariksha immediately. When Sri Ram got victory over lanka and killed Ravana. But when she was prepared to jump into the pyre of fire, immediately Sri Ram caught her and saved her.
Please, see detailed answer on this website, otherwise send e-mail again. Then Sita was brought back to Ayodhya and never sent back to jungle.

Puja: I wanted to draw your attention towards a website which is run by people who say they left Islam. I wanted to counterattack them but I get very very angry and lose my temper thereby I feel weak at times. I see that when some non-hindus attack and abuse hinduism you never lose your cool how do you do that? I am very proud that I am an Aryan and there is an Aryan who is a real yogi- even though I am nothing compared to you I still feel proud that I was born in the same country where you took birth, The country called bharat and people called Aryans. ,since I realize I am an Aryan in my resent birth My karmas in my previous birth were not that bad I think!
Swami Ram Swarup: What you and I can do in this matter when hindus are changing their religion and muslims also. So is the case of I think, other religions. I can only say that conversion must be stopped. However, anyone can listen preach of any religion and whatever he thinks right, he must obey and follow.

Those who abuse they are committing sins. We must promote international brotherhood which is also a part of great worship of Almighty, formless, omnipresent God. Human-being must try always to stop ravages of hatred. Militancy is no solution which is clear from the past experiences but people becoming fundamentalist, do not understand the real preaches of every religion. Yet who so ever is able to understand, he must preach always to live and let live and to promote always international brotherhood, all over the world. This pious task sure gives permanent peace. We must not be selfish but must serve the human-beings.

So to be angry is not a solution and you must also be afraid of, if it could be turned into militancy. God is love and love is God. I thank you for telling me that I do not loose my temper. I think the cause of the same is to make a firm faith that I love humanity, I think if I will give harm to anybody it will be harm direct upon me. If I am hungry and feel hunger then why not a hungry is in trouble. We are a souls, having the same qualities we are not bodies. Human bodies are meant to do pious deeds and services to the humanity, under the law of Almighty God. Hate generates hate and love generates love. Hate breaks, love unites. Unity is strength.

You are right that your previous birth deeds were spiritual as well as pious. We all are Aryans but we have forgotten our eternal knowledge. The whole world is Aryan but within 3000 years, the sects have
been introduced. I bless you my daughter, for a long, happy life.

Richa: As it said that yajya and hawan kill the desires and make you satisfied, but even if somebody is satisfied and having minimum desires in life, does he need to do hawan and yajy etc? isn’t it more of finding the true happiness in each moment rather than offering things to agni? Isn’t meaning and the idea behind the hawan is important rather the the hawan itself?
Swami Ram Swarup: agya / havan kills bad desires, which involves human beings to commit sins. Pious desires will always remain. Moreover Yagya is the best worship of the God and generates peace and provides thousand of pious facilities giving long happy life. God Himself has ordered in Vedas to perform Yagya/havan. You’re advised to read my book in Hindi named, “Vedic Satsang Sangrah” and “Yajyen Sarvshreshth Ishwar Pooja” for deep details,please. Without worship of God , to get happiness is not possible. Person will be in diseases, sorrows, problems, tensions, jealousy, illusion and after all, he will have to meet with the greatest sad happening of death. Aygya/havan avoids the said sorrows etc.

Prakash Lakhani: I agree with the theory of Karam and Bhog. At the same time I also accept that aii deeds, Good or Bad of a Human SOUL are governed as per wish and direction of the GOD. Keeping this in view, and imagine the start when a Soul was not having any Good or Bad Karam in its account, why GOD selected that Soul and directed it to do Bad deeds?
Swami Ram Swarup: According to Yajurveda mantra 7/48, human being is free to do good sins or pious deeds, but result is awarded by God. Therefore God never directs the soul to do any deed.

Raship: Dear Swamiji, I accept you as my guruji. Do you accept me as your shishya? I am a 24 years old girl who is keen to know ALL ABOUT her roots as a hindu. Kindly bless me -I have been wandering since months in search of someone who would educate me . I am a master in commerece and soon to be masters in Computer science yet I feel that I am noone to stand next to the women who existed during the Vedic era. I think I was there as souls are eternal but due to my bad karmas I am here possessing NO VEDIC EDUCATION-God is very merciful and I know/hope you will definitely be kind enough to accept me as your shishya. I wrote earlier but you didn’t answer me, I hope this time you will find some time for me.
Swami Ram Swarup: Dear daughter your views are appreciated and I bless you for a long happy life. You’re a student and you must also concentrate on your hard study and take care of your health too. Please also take permission from your parents so that I can send you my spiritual books to study. You may devote 15 to 20 minutes daily on the books. Time and again you may send your problem which will be solved by answering from here and you can get progress in your study as well as in spiritualism. Every daughter or son like you has capacity to be daughter of ancient times. However, guidance from a spiritual Guru are necessary to follow the religious path. It is not correct to say that
you’re not getting Vedic education. Otherwise you could not write this e-mail. God is helping you and my blessings are also with you.

Venkatesh Rao: Why & how name kalyug came after Mahabharatha. Whats the kalyug period?
Swami Ram Swarup: Name and time of kaliyug is eternal and comes automatically after treta yug. It is unchangeable and comes under the eternal law of creation. But Mahabharta etc., war has no concern with any yug. sSuch incidents can be occurred or not etc. After Mahabharta war when most of the warriors were killed then our mothers, aged, fathers, youngsters, sisters etc., were so shocked that they could not get to contact rishis and the new generation could not get knowledge of Vedas. That is why people are yet innocent about the creation, one formless and omnipresent God and worship etc.
Please also refer to my article on Yugas for your information, please.

Venkatesh Rao: Why innocent people always in kashta & sin people enjoys till there life end?
Swami Ram Swarup: Innocent people are in sorrows due to lack of knowledge of Vedas/God/ worship and mostly they do deeds against the religion/Vedas being innocent. So such innocent is not appreciated, which causes sorrows/troubles. Human being must be learned. Secondly the people, who are doing sins will face the result in the shape of sorrows, troubles, tensions etc., at a appropriate time. But due to the result of their pious deeds of previous lives their enjoying which is illusion. Please try to read my book Patanjal Yog Darshan Pt I Hindi Vyakhya for the detailed knowledge of sins and pious deeds, if possible. The book is in Hindi with detailed meanings and ideas of Sanskrit sutras. Price is Rs.131. 00 excluding postal charges.

Dhanesh Padhya: I have your book of yagnay I have gone through the vidhi and arth other part is left will be done in day or two and to day I will do practical also, as i understand little due to your good divine personalities as I m doing twice simple havan but is it shanti havan, navachandi, rudri
havan are differ from your book mentioned yagya? (though i know only shanti havan done twice at my
place during new purchase of home).
Swami Ram Swarup: I APPRECIATE YOUR DEEDS. The book contains eternal philosophy of Vedas. And you’re performing Yajyen which is called havan/agnihotra also. It is the best worship of the Almighty God and includes peace and other pious deeds/prayers/worship. It differs from navchandi, rudri havan etc., because such havan is not mentioned in Vedas.

Alka: My son expired 3ys back in an accident. Within a year of his death, my daughter conceived & delivered a boy during the Pitru paksh when my son’s accident had taken place a year before during those days (pitru paksha) The child born shows all the habits of my son as he is growing. Is it rebirth of my son?
Swami Ram Swarup: Sorry please, really it is a heart broken news. No please it is not a rebirth of your son. Habit etc., are due to the love between your son and your daughter. Your daughter have the effect of the habits of your son in her mind. Please alos refer to the article of ‘After Death’.

Ilyas Ahmed: I am facing difficulties since long. My business is completely closed. Any business I want to do, I start but after a short period I feel that business is closed. Presently I am feeling myself alone and helpless, neither my family members nor my brother and friends are giving me any type of support. I have many properties, shops, agriculture lands, industrial plot but everything is lying fruitless and closed. I want to start my business again but I feel some unseen power is blocking my ways and stopping me to do anything. kindly tell me this situation is because of enemity, Jadoo or my luck. Kindly reply.

Swami Ram Swarup: One must never be nervous. You know Allah is everywhere and helps those who help themselves. One must always do pious and hard deeds with full concentration and devotion. No doubt you’ll get success. In the sky there is only one alone sun which rotates alone too. Similarly a hard working person needs no no supports and when he go ahead alone like sun then several will come forward to support him. Please go ahead.

Deepak: What was the name of son of Muni Vyas?
Swami Ram Swarup: Vyas Muni’s son name was Sukhdev Muni.

S C: 1)I heard that human will get “Adi Daivik” disease, only when he was given enough sorrows to his parents (mata, pita) in past life. This disease is only contains respiratory problem. Is it correct? Please give me answer about Adi Daivik disease, in brief.
2) In social studies book we were read that the ancient “shilayug” peoples were uncivilized and they did not wear the clothes but when we see now a days peoples (in India also) then we can say time has cycled one circle. Therefore now days we are seeing civilized shilayug peoples. What is your view about wearing clothes for men and women? Do you think, there should be a strict dress code
made by the government? What is the opinion , views of Vedas and Manu about wearing clothes?
3) Swamiji , I accept your most of all views but I have only 10 percent different views. (I will post
that in future). Then also I trying to, reach your messages to peoples. Now I am advertising this site by
emails. I want to share this question answers section to my relatives and friends who do not have computer and internet. If you feel comfortable and if you have enough printed copies of it, please send 10 copies.
Swami Ram Swarup:
1:- The punishment based on the sins is awarded
only by God. So it can not be told that what type of
punishment- like Adi Daivik, has been awarded, based
on which deeds. There are three type of ” Taap” –
(1) Adi Bhautik
(2) Adi Daivik
(3) Adhyatmik
(1)Adi Bhautik- Means sufferings from fever, snake
bite etc. due to illusion.
(2) Adi Daivik-Means the sufferings given by non-alive
Dev like Earth, Air and water etc, in the shape of
earthquakes, Cyclones and floods.
(3) Adhyatmik- Mental worries.

2:- Until the knowledge of Vedas was given to
people, nobody could be learned. Still the people in
dense jungle live without clothes, without home,
without science etc. When knowledge was attained the
science got progress and people start making house,
wearing clothes etc, etc,. and one must wear the
clothes properly to cover the body.

3:- Two books in English have been printed and can be sent on receipt of your postal address, please.

ANUPAMA: kya bikharion ko bheek deni chahiye?

Priya: I would like to know about the “shri patham” written by saint Ved Vyas or Kapil muni and where is the scripture available.what does the scripture say.
Swami Ram Swarup: Vyas Muni has written Mahabharata episode and Vedanta shastra but he has not written Shri Patham. Kapil Muni has written Sankhaya shastra and not ‘Shri Patham’, please.

Jeane: What are the meanings of namah and mana.
Swami Ram Swarup: Mana means mind and Namah means namaste as to bow before learned.

G M Chaudhari: I wish to attend Yoga Camp which will be conducted in future. Kindly keep me informed.
Swami Ram Swarup: Ok please . Please remind during march ’07 as yoga camp is scheduled to be held in April’ 07.

Jai: My father has taken to drinking for the last 30 years. When he is not drinking, he is religious. Please advice what is the way so that problem is solved and everything will be in good shape.

Swami Ram Swarup: Thanking you please. Drinking or any addiction is strictly prohibited by God in Vedas. This destroys the life not only the person who drinks but effects whole family like your father’s case. So please advice him with the peace of mind to stop drinking. It cannot be told the person is religious and side by side he drinks and takes non-veg. Such worship is not accepted by God. Your dedication towards your father have gone in vain as yet such gentlemen are not aware of any preach, cooperation or dedication etc., being slaves of their five senses and tastes. Drinking invites them daily to enjoy which is totally harmful, insulted, decreasing life and increasing several diseases/sorrows etc., etc. Diabetic and high BP person are totally destroying their family to follow such dangerous path of drinking etc. Please advice him deeply and seriously not to drink in future. He must throw mercy on you by avoiding money which is being wasted on sins. Firstly you may ban the money to purchase wine but it must be slowly- slowly banned with full advice of medical authorities which help in case of such persons who want to leave drinking. You may send e-mail again.

Mridula: As a student, I will like to build my interest in studies. How can I do it?
Swami Ram Swarup: My daughter, it is a moral duty of a student to concentrate on hard study and to look after his health. Avoid bad society always concentrate on your Brahmacharya. Awake early in the morning and after bath- brush etc., do holy name jaap of God at least for 15 minutes. Go for morning walk and light exercises daily. Take plenty of water i.e., at least 15 -to 20 glass in a day. Always respects your parents, elders and teachers. Must be soft spoken, avoid TV to see bad scenes, films etc. this all will help you to concentrate in your study. Whatever you study and learn, try to write on rough book a lot without seeing books etc. I have written a book on Brahmacharya in Hindi, that can be sent free of cost to you. The book is specially meant for students.

Dhanesh Padhya: I do havan every day 1 time during the sunlight as you suggested. Swamiji what should I do instead of havan when I am on outing?Can I do after sunset?
Swami Ram Swarup: You’re going on the best pious deed and worship of God. Really God is pleased. You can do havan after sunset also if in daylight is not possible. Because you’ll sure get the spiritual benefit for the same.

CK Vatsa: ‘Dwa Suparna Suja Sakhaya..’ clearly points to ‘Traitwad’. How did ‘Adwaitwad come into existence?
Swami Ram Swarup: Present advaitwad looks to be self made due to not studying Vedas regularly and traditionally, please.

Malini: How can I increase my concentration and devotion towards God?
Swami Ram Swarup: My daughter your views on spiritualism and
interest their on are appreciated. This human body is meant for the same while discharging all moral duties. Avoid bad society always concentrate on your Brahmacharya. Awake early in the morning and after bath- brush etc., do holy name jaap of God at least for 15 minutes. Go for morning walk and light
exercises daily. Take plenty of water i.e., at least 15 -to 20 glass in a day. Always respects your parents, elders and teachers. Must be soft spoken, avoid TV to see bad scenes, films etc. this all will help you to concentrate in your study. Whatever you study and learn, try to write on rough book a lot
without seeing books etc. I have written a book on Brahmacharya in Hindi, which can be sent, to you on receipt of your postal address if you so desire, please. The book is specially meant for students. Please try to study Vedas and holy books which throws light on worship and moksh. I’ll also advice you to study my 2 or 3 books on spiritualism based on Vedas, shastras etc., in Hindi, if possible. Always do pious deeds and try to recite Gayatri mantra both times and havan from Gayatri mantra. Try to learn asan, pranayaam and meditation locally. I am and can’t teach you. For any problem you may send e-mail.

Dhanesh Padhya: Is Arya Samaj sanstha by Dayanand Sarswati ji can guide me or preach me about Vedas?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes please.You can contact the above sanstha. You are also advised to study my two- three books on Vedas to gain the knowledge at the beginning.

S Yogi: I read your comments about todays’ Saint and Sadhu, who are after money and does not know about Vedas. This may be true, but how you suggest that government should ban these sadhu? Your thinking are bit voilent, to know true nature of Sadhu is your job, You swami should enlighten public about True Guru not by critisizing them but your deed. Do good things and People shall understand who is true? Leave it to people to decide. True Gold shine in all circumstances.
Swami Ram Swarup: Your comments are good. I do not criticize but I try to throw light of eternal knowledge of Vedas on public. It is a fundamental law that until knowledge is given, knowledge can not be attained. Can any baby learn any language or maths, science etc., until he is
provided with facilities to learn the knowledge by anybody else. Public is innocent. Mostly people do
not know Vedas then how public can decide about true or false gurus? Valmiki Ramayana, Bhagwad Geeta, Shastra and other ancient holy books are true and the same have been written by those learned dignitaries who knew Vedas as well as practiced Ashtang yoga philosophy. My submission is this that the saint who does not know Vedas and does not practice Ashtang yoga philosophy, then how he can tell the true Vedic meaning of the shastras, Upanishads, Bhagwad Geeta etc., written by learned of Vedas and philosopher of Ashtang yoga? Can a scientific language of a scientist be made understood to a man who has never studied in any school etc? Really criticism is bad but true speaking is not sin. And people are free to tell their views against me also. But I never tell my views, I state always according to Vedas, Shastras, Upanishads, Bhagwad Geeta, Guru Granth Sahib and all ancient spiritual books. Secondly it is a spiritual matter. If ministers, leaders, etc., etc., will start study of Vedas then they at their own (personal) level can throw the light of true Vedas on the public. It is a matter of knowledge. He who has studied Vedas and practised Ashtang yoga, he only can tell about the eternal knowledge of Vedas which emanates direct from God. So people are innocent in this matter. And Govt., can never be approached because they are also innocent in the matter of Vedic philosophy. I never shoulder Vedic views to anybody. I only serve the God and people while giving answers to the questions of the loving public. I never tell to obey. One must discuss the spiritualism if soul accepts himself then it is okay otherwise I have told many times to go ahead at their own. True gold never shines in all circumstances, please. Suppose gold is covered with coal/ dust/mud etc., then its shining is hidden. Even if in day light when sun is covered with dark clouds fully then shining rays of light of sun are hidden and darkness starts. It is also told that everything that glitters is not gold. So truth comes out when questions/ answers/ discussion starts. In the ancient times shastrarth used to take place but now a days it has been stopped with the result illusion is seen. After Mahabharta war the knowledge of the Vedas due to one or the other reason was stopped to be given and hence illusion. I thank you again to send your comments which has enabled me to express Vedic views here. However, everybody is free to adopt any path. But discussion is not bad. Every religious person are now trying to spread their religion, so am I. However, Vedas are not sects. I would like to suggest you to read the article on Vedas’ philosophy.

Mariah: Is is wrong to love a boy of different caste? Is it wrong if I want to get married to that person? Is it not wrong that my parents are not agreeing to my marriage just because of caste? In this situation what should I do?
Swami Ram Swarup: It is not wrong if boy is settled well and both sides are agreed and boy and girl are having good qualities and are of a required age.

K.G. Vinod: Kindly suggest me one name for my son.
Swami Ram Swarup: Congratulations on the occasion of the birth of your loving son. Aditya (which means immortal as well as light) and Akshay (which can’t be destroyed) are two names and you can select one of them please.

Rashmi: Please say importance of BUTTERFLY ASSANA in yoga.
Swami Ram Swarup: It is beneficial for digestion and to make the bones flexible. But main importance of Asans is to make the body able to do pranayaam easily and beneficially.

S K Dubey: 1. What is sprituality? 2. What is the difference between “Spirit” & “Soul”?
3. How soul’s transaction after death can be explained scientifically? 4. Is soul a kind of energy which keeps the body alive & then transforms after death?
Swami Ram Swarup: 1- To listen eternal knowledge of Vedas and religious books on the subject of matters, deeds and worship and to follow the same, is spirituality.

2- As far as worldly meanings are concerned, both are same. But some people consider spirit as ghost which is wrong. According to the Vedas, soul resides in body and when a person is declared dead, it means soul has gone out. soul being immortal, Soul takes next birth according to deeds, good or bad. From death to rebirth, soul remains in Sushupt avastha i.e., like in coma. So soul cannot be a ghost.

3- Up till now, it has not been possible by the science to prove rebirth. See that any baby of human-being or animal, birds etc., is afraid of death. Question arises when the baby has no experience of
death, being newly born, then why is he afraid of death? So it means the baby has got experiences of
death in the past life.

4- Yes please. Soul itself is energy, has limited power too. Five senses, five perceptions and mind +
body only do deeds when soul resides in body.

Asha Luthra: I am so confused as to which mantra is the most effective one. I was told to do different mantras on different days.
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas only tell worship of one Almighty God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. He is formless, omnipresent, omniscient beyond calculation beyond imagination i.e. have unlimited qualities. So better if a person worships the God who has provided us with all goods etc., to recite His name ‘OM’ or Gayatri mantra under advise of a learned Acharya and it is enough.

S Goel: As per vastu my house south side is low which is resulting negative effects. Please is there a remedy for it?
Swami Ram Swarup: The description of Vastu-shastra is not mentioned in eternal knowledge of God in Vedas. And sorrows etc., are due to the result of our past lives deeds. So I will advise you to perform daily ‘Havan’ and Holy name jaap of God to overcome problems.

Surya Ianala: Jyotish shastras are part of vendanta, but how old are they, is there any record of later developments added to the original one, and who is the first recipient of this knowledge?
Swami Ram Swarup: Present Jyotish Shastra is not part of Vedas please.

Sridhar: I am facing serious health problems.
Swami Ram Swarup: Sorry listen to your problem please. I pray God for early recovery. Your case totally requires medical treatment. In addition if you please come to India you may come to me also and I will try my level best to help you.

Vimal: I am facing severe problems due to a financial dispute.
Swami Ram Swarup: You are advised to perform Holy Havan daily even from Gayatri Mantra both time. Also sit in a room lonely and recite Gayatri Mantra by heart or at least twenty minutes both time with closed eyes. Pray God daily to settle your problem. Take help of aged and learned person in talking with a party to settle the case. However I will advise you to please work hard to earn money for the family. Do not depend only on the matter of recovery of money from the party. God will help you. Difficulties are to be faced and one must never be nervous. Be brave and try to earn money with your hard working.

Sukhvinder Singh: maharaj mai daily ek onkar waheguru ka jaap aur kabhi kabhi havan
karta hoon bahut kasht se gujara ho raha hai phir bhi jaap se shanti milti hai kya paisa milega ya aur koi mantra bhi padna hoga……? mai sikh dharam ka hoon.
Swami Ram Swarup: It is mentioned in Shri Guru Vani “Ved Onkar nirmai” So you do Havan is good as said in Vedas jaap of a Ek onkar is also good. Please try to do both the worship daily. Vedas as well as Shri Guruvani inspires us to do pious deeds and hard working and to earn the money. So please be brave and go ahead and you will sure get money.

Aditi: I tried to write my question in hindi: Yadi Bhagwan sab jagah hai(sarvavyapak hai), to kya bhagwan gandi nali, keechar etc.. mein bhi hai? Yadi haan to kya praman hai
Swami Ram Swarup: God has unlimited qualities, that is why, He is God whereas soul has unlimited qualities and is separate from God. God is one and there is no other God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe and who is omnipresent.

Anita: Somebody asked me: Rishi Yajnavalkya of Brahadarnayak Upnishad had two
wives..Gargi & Maitrayee. How can he be called rishi muni if he was married? That too He had two wives? He could be sadhu,sant or brahamin but can’t be a Rishi? Could you please elaborate?
Swami Ram Swarup: Your question clarify that you are not in touch with eternal arya/sanatan Hindu culture. More than ninety percent of Rishis of ancient time were married. We must think if a sant can worship God and as per today’s sant’s said statement that they realize God then why not eternal Rishis-munis can do. According to Vedas next to God is Rishi. Rishi means who has studied four Vedas deeply, has practiced ashtang Yoga philosophy, had been performing Holy Yajyen and name jaap of God and with the result he has seen Ved mantras with in Him(not out of body) and this all has been done by Rishis according to the eternal knowledge of Vedas emanates direct from GOD. This said
tapasya has no relation with the matter of marriage i.e., Rishi can be married or unmarried. Even Shri Ram and Shri Krishna were perfect married Rishi and Yogi. Rishi/Munis actually do not know the philosophy of saints as how to saints realize God?

Anita: How many mantras in Rigved, and other Vedas support that “Ishwar sarvvyapak hai”? Kindly, give the numbers or index of those mantras,so that I can easily find out.
Swami Ram Swarup: Most of the Ved mantras state fundamental law of GOD which cannot be changed that God is Almighty, formless, omnipresent, omniscient, beyond calculation and beyond imagination i.e., has unlimited qualities, please see only one Yajurveda mantra 40/8. To make counting and index will not enable an aspirant to realize God. All Rishi/Muni listened Vedas and the eternal practice must be continued to overcome the illusions and false paths etc.

Vishal: I feel Advaita is well said in Vedas. From the principles of God being omnipresent and part of God being FULL in all respect as God is complete and so part of God is also complete.
Swami Ram Swarup: Present advaitwad is not mentioned in Vedas. God can not be divided into parts. A chain has beads which are in parts but thread is not in parts. I accept the principle of Vedas being eternal knowledge emanates direct from God which never tells about present advaitwad.

Vishal: In my body God exists(Since God is omnipresent). If I divide my body in to infinite divisions, in each of these divisions God exists (again, since God being omnipresent). And infinity means never ending. So in my body there are never ending number of the same God. Correct or not?
Swami Ram Swarup: Body being non-alive and destructible can be divided into parts but not alive almighty God or soul. Soul is not almighty. When body has been divided then God is not only present into every divided parts of the body but is also present between the space of the every body as He (God) was before.

Vishal: Again part of God is God in full as God is complete well stated by poornamadah poornamidam poornat mantra.
Swami Ram Swarup: Parts of God are not possible. The meaning of puranmada.. (Atharvaveda 10/8/29) does not apply in case of parts, etc.

Vishal: So my body is built by infinite number of God.
Swami Ram Swarup: God is one and not in infinite numbers.

Vishal: Thus in every minutest of minutest particle God exists. Thus everything is God. Everything is within God and God is within everything. God is both macrocosm and microcosm.
Swami Ram Swarup: Not only in minutest but out of the parts also as before. If everything is god then who is the commander of the universe?

Vishal: Hope this explains to your question that HOW GOD CAN BE OMNIPRESENT IF EVERYTHING IS GOD?
Swami Ram Swarup: Omnipresent means he is within all the matters. When matters are God then Omnipresent word cannot be used.

Vishal: Since God is omnipresent everything is God, Advaita wadis says.
Swami Ram Swarup: When God is omnipresent then His presence is required in some matters.

Vishal: Also according to Advaita every object however minute or big is GOD in FULL, NOT part of GOD as you think Advaita wadis believe.
Swami Ram Swarup: Object word clarifies that object is separate and God is separate.

Vishal: This universe(prakriti) is God means sun, moon stars etc etc are all God in full according to Advaita and Not like sun is a part of God , moon another part etc.

Swami Ram Swarup: From prakriti matters are created and not from God, please.

Vishal: Also, ourself, feeling of I is God but one man gains nothing by worship of self or other things in this nature as it is God according to Advaita.
Swami Ram Swarup: When there is no any other matter except God then who is worshipping to whom?

Vishal: So in this world where everything is God , we should worship the those who are aware of their true self, who being omnipresent have assumed forms like Shiva, Vishnu and Durga. They are the real God.
Swami Ram Swarup: When everything is God then what is the justification to be converted in shape of Shiva, Vishnu etc.?

Vishal: So no need to change/modify the traditional Hinduism and varnasrama dharma. This is the religion to be followed.
Swami Ram Swarup: Enternal knowledge can never be changed please. Whosoever can try, he will be failed.

Nitin: I am feeling depressed and I am not sure what will happen. I feel like dying
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas tell to think for pious desires only which is called sankalp and not otherwise. So it will be a sin even to think about death. Please do not be nervous. Be brave. We have to face the difficulties bravely and not to surrender. Please try hard and worship God then everything will be okay. You know there are hardly a house on the earth wherein sickness does not exist. So why to worry, arrange the medical treatment. I advice you to chant gayatri mantra both times at least for one half an hour each time. Also try to do havan from gayatri mantra and pray God to bless you to finish the problem. I think you’ll sure get relief. So my blessings are also with you for a long happy life of the family.

Amit Dua: I want to know what are the meaning of Yogic terms “Urdvaretas” and “Brahmvarchas”?
Swami Ram Swarup: Urd means to go up but word varetas is not clear. Brahamvarchas means the knowledge of God (Tej and Oj in Hindi).

Monika: Is this possible to attain an attractive and beautiful body and face using Vedas. Some People are lucky to get that physical beauty which every eye searches in this world. So is this possible to achieve external beauty using Ved Mantras. If Yes, Please give me those mantras to achieve flawless and ageless beauty.
Swami Ram Swarup: Physical charm is not everlasting and he who seeks in young age he always repents, weeps, and disturbed in old age. Better if we try to know ourself that is soul and god within soul. Or we try to gain divine qualities being human being which are evergreen.

Monika: I have heard lot about Karmas. Bad ‘karmas’ give us bad effect and good ‘karmas’ give good effect. In some holy speeches I have heard that we have to pay the penalty of our bad ‘Karmas’ in this present birth only. Then why in some other books its mentioned that whatever we do in out previous birth we get the result according to that. So is this the previous birth sins that we are getting bad times in this birth or out current birth sins?
Swami Ram Swarup: Please refer to the article on Karma at the website. So Rigveda mantra 10/135/1-3 state that this birth is meant to face the result of previous lives’ deeds and the deeds done here at present will be faced in the future births. This process will continue till a man attains salvation.

Monika: Is this possible even after doing lot of sins and Bad karmas, to live life normally in every birth, if we have guilt of what we did and if we want to improve after doing innumerous bad karmas. Can we nullify the bad effects of our bad karmas completely by doing some good karmas. what is the ratio?
Swami Ram Swarup: Not possible please to live life normally. The soul will have to take birth in the bodies of birds, animals etc., to face sorrows, etc. According to Atharvaveda mantra 9/10/16 also. Yes please it is possible to kill the bad karmas by listening/studying Vedas, performing Yajyen with Ved mantras, practising ashtang yoga philosophy, jaap of holy name of God, attending satsang/preach  of learned acharyas who know Vedas, etc. Time limit is based on devotion of time and tapsya for the same.

Monika: Is this possible to achieve ‘Moksha’?
Swami Ram Swarup: The moksh can be achieved by adopting the above path.

Monika: “OM” is also written as “AUM” we also utter the divine word according to the spelling i.e it starts with a open mouth “a” then a circled lip “u” then finally closed mouth tongue tounching the tip of buccal cavity “M”. I have had heard somewhere that “OM” can also be uttered as “ong” because of the (bindi or . ). What is the real correct pronunciation? Please help me know it.
Swami Ram Swarup: You have correctly said but never pronounce as ong. However this pious name and gayatri mantra must be listened from the mouth of an acharya with its meaning.

Vinti: Which is the best time to do something?
Swami Ram Swarup: Every time is best, being made by God, but one must worship God first before starting any work, etc. Please refer to more answers on similar topics.

Baljit Singh: In Punjab every city their is a Christian schools so next generation of hindus and sikhs they may lose their touch with dharma. Why don’t we open more schools of Sikh or Hindu religion?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes you’re right please. Everybody has right to spread his religion and we being Indians must open such schools to spread Vedic eternal knowledge.

Dinesh: First of all I want to thank you for spreading the knowledge of Vedas and Yoga. My question is what are five “Yums” and five “Dums” according to yoga philosophy Also, Please tell me “Dharam ke das Lakshan” (Ten signs of Dharma).
Swami Ram Swarup: Five yams are —- satya, ahimsa, astey, brahamcharya, aprigrah. Five niyams are— sauch, santosh, tap, swadhayay, ishwar prannidha. In this connection you’re advised to study my book on Patanjal Yog Darshanm- Hindi Vyakhaya for details. DHARAM KE DAS LAKSHANN — DHRITI, KHASMA, DUM, ASTEY, SAUCH, INDRIYA-NIGRAH, DHEE, VIDYA, SATYA, AKRODH.

Dhanesh Padhya: In one answer related to bhagwat geet your good self said that originally it was 10000 shloks and how come 110000 increase. But Swamiji where even 10000 figure is come from, pls. as the original figure? I do not doubt but out of the jigysa I am requesting your divine self to answer this.
Swami Ram Swarup: Please correct that I told about Mahabharat and not Bhagwatgeeta. Vyas Muni wrote 4,400 shalokas and 5,600 shalokas of Mahabharata were written by the disiples of Vyas Muni. And rest of the shalok had been added.

Amit: Who was Shri Ram’s great grandfather?
Swami Ram Swarup: King Aja was the father of King Dashrath and grandfather of Shri Ram.

Virender Dhingra: In January 2004 my Shani Mahadasha started. I am facing some problems and some astrologer told me that it is due to Mahadasha of Shani. Was searching for the same and came across Vedmandir. It really excellent. I do not find the words to describe how I am feeling after going through some of the material. Is that true about piplad uvach and from where i can have that prayer?
Swami Ram Swarup: In Vedas there is no mention of the effect of Shani dev etc. Sorrows or happiness are always the result of previous lives’ deeds sin or pious, which we have to face please. To kill the deeds one should do holy name jaap of God, practice of yoga philosophy and study of Vedas, shastras and holy granths. I think you will feel sure relief. We have to face the difficulties but must not be demoralized. The god has given us a strength in the shape of mind to think and to do pious deeds to solve the problem. Please do hard working and pious deeds and you’ll get success.

Sameer: Why does we do shikha vanadana to touch that place on head or what is reason for touch that place only?
Swami Ram Swarup: It is religious custom please and we feel peace.

Sonal: What does Arjuna mean?
Swami Ram Swarup: Meaning of Arjuna is praiseworthy handsome.

S C: Swamiji why Aryans criminate the dead body by agni sanskar?
Swami Ram Swarup: Because it is told in Yajurveda mantra 40/15 and also in Yajurveda chapter 39th. Aryans always follow the preach of Vedas being eternal and emanates direct from God.
Secondly cremation kills all the germs of dead body which are harmful to the public.

S C: What is difference between agnisanskar and dhaffan?
Swami Ram Swarup: Agni-sanskaar means cremation but its correct name is ANTESHATI SANSKAR. Daffan means to place the dead body in a grave (by digging the earth).

S C: What happens to the soul when we cremate the dead body by agni sanskar or by dhaffan?
Swami Ram Swarup: Soul goes out from the body then only body is declared dead. Soul is eternal and immortal and takes next birth according to deeds.

S C: Swamiji some peoples says Sri Krishna looks so young like 25 years aged person, even when he was 125 years of age. Is it true ? how is this possible?
Swami Ram Swarup: It may be true in case of Yogi and Shri Krishna was a Yogeshwar.

S C: Harischandra sold himself to pay the money to Viswamitra. It shows that selling of humans was there in kruth yug also. This shows that veshya system is present is kruth yug also. If not how the veshya system generated in the Indian culture?
Swami Ram Swarup: No please, it is not true. Because it was spiritual task wherein Vishwamitr jee demanded Guru Dakshinna. And it is a duty of a disciple to give Guru dakshinna who is a philosopher of Vedas and Ashtang yoga philosophy. Also Vishwamitr jee returned the kingdom to king Harishchandra and Harishchandra lost nothing but gained.

S C: I heard that yogi Changdev (Maharashtra) lived 900 years. But you are said that human only live 400 years. How this is possible?
Swami Ram Swarup: 400 years has been mentioned in Yajurveda mantra 3/62. now we have to decide whether we obey eternal knowledge of Vedas which emanates direct from God or otherwise.

S C: In Vedas God said that he will protect to all peoples, who performs daily yajna. But in ancient Takhashila university the students and the tutors daily performs yajna but that university is destroyed? Please give brief information about Takhashila university.
Swami Ram Swarup: It also depends for a king to save or not. However the justice is done at last by God. So it is also mentioned in Atharvaveda that those who harms the rishis or Vedas, God destroys them with root. Therefore Aurangzeb who destroyed the Takshila University was given punishment.

Dhanesh Padhya: Why do not your good self convert all your books, pravachan convert in other regional language?
Swami Ram Swarup: Your views are highly appreciated please. I shall deeply think over it, you please try to make contact with me and I will inform you when I will be free to do such a pious deed.

Virender Singh: Could you describe that what is the meaning of bhagvan, devta and rishi and describe the difference also?
Swami Ram Swarup: BHAGWAN: 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 Braham 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.

DEVTA: There are five alive devtas- mother, father, atithi, Acharya and God. Devta means one who gives something. Mother gives birth, father nurses etc., atithi gives knowledge, Acharya gives full knowledge to attain salvation and Almighty God has given everything to human beings.

Rishi means mantradrishta i.e., he who by studying Vedas and practicing Ashtang yoga philosophy attains Samadhi and sees Ved mantras within him.

Dhanesh Padhya: It is really horrible and terrifying thing I came to know from you that in
Bhagwat Grantha people have added the shloka, its very sad. Swamiji just tell me is there any mahatmya or punya of visiting Kailash Mansarover or Amarnath Baba? And what is he importance of Ekadashi and Sankshthi?
Swami Ram Swarup: As per Vedas, shashtras and holy granths God is realised within human body. So one has to do the worship by which the chitta vrittis, are controlled. As regards ekadashi etc., the days are created by God and all are pious, if we use the days to do the pious days according to Vedas, shastras etc.

Meenakshisundaram: Air is all around us but a fan can collect the surrounding air and pointing to one place. Same way can we take it granted temples are focussing universal power to one particular point. Am I correct swamiji? Some one says that if we are meditating in the river side or hill we could get better result. Is this statement correct swamiji?
Swami Ram Swarup: Fan is rotating but temple not. Rivers and hills are almost at a lonely place and therefore are beneficial for meditation.

Laila: Why is shiva portrayed in a bad way in regards to eroticism and ascentism?
Swami Ram Swarup: Actually this all is mentioned in purans and learned of Vedas never recommend to study purans please being against the Vedas.

Rashmi: I want to ask specific nutritive and fat dissloving ability of ridyegourd (lokki) juice. Is it helpful to reduce fat faster?
Swami Ram Swarup: May be possible but I have not got its experiences in any person or lady.

Baijnath Goel: Please guide me on these questions – chandra amavas vaas kahan?
Swami Ram Swarup: In Yajyen and human body.

Baijnath Goel: kahan hari ka dwar?
Swami Ram Swarup: Within human body at agya chakra, nasagre and in heart.

Preetam: What is the difference between horoscope and astrology? and do they have real impact on human life?
Swami Ram Swarup: According to Vedas the above has no concern with human life please.

Nithin: What are the names of the different chakras in the human body according to this mantra: “ashtachakra navadwara devanam purodhdhya, tasyam hiranyayah koshah swargo jyotishavritah” (Atharvaveda 10-2-31). I have read that they are the six chakras – muladhara,
swadhistan, manipura, anahata, visuddha, ajna; the main chakra – sahasrara; and another chakra called
‘surya chakra’. I have read that there is also a chakra called ‘chandra chakra’; and that sahasrara
chakra cannot be called a chakra for it is total communion with God. What exactly are the names of
these chakras?
Swami Ram Swarup: muladhar chakra, swadhishthan chakra,  manipurak chakra, anahat chakra, kanth chakra, lalna chakra, agya chakra, sastrar chakra.

Dhanesh Padhya: I read one of your answer mentioned about Ramayana happend before 9 crore years, how? My kathakar Shri Bhupendra Pandya ji told in his CD its 7000 years (its shown on astha also). I am confused but I believe your divine self more. So, pls. let me know this how?
Swami Ram Swarup: I think erroneously it was printed as nine crore, actually the Valmiki Ramayna was written before one crore eighty one lakh forty nine thousand years.

Rupali: There are people who are calling mantras to bring harm on me and my family.
Swami Ram Swarup: Such mantras are false and you need not to worry. Only Ved mantras are true which are always beneficial for human beings.

Surya: Some mantras end with swaha and some with namah. Can you please tell me which one is used when and what is the significance of each?
Swami Ram Swarup: Ved mantra always ends with swaha. and swaha is pious and divine word, the best.

Swamiji’s answers received before November 2006

Jhon: If Kalki yog has passed 2005 years then how many yaers before God comes to earth?
Swami Ram Swarup: God is eternal and is everywhere and every time present. The universe is destroyed but God not.

Vikas L. Acharya: Regarding Idol worship in Hinduism, it seems that Hindus do not worship idol, they worship God through an idol. Not everybody is equally intelligent/strong.So they use various kinds of tools to experience God. Hindus believe God is everywhere; therefore they are not idol worshippers. God idol is meant to help the human mind that need to focus on a name and a form for support. So human has choice to experience God as Nirgun-Nirakara, Saguna-Nirakara, and Saguna-Sakara. Ultimately motive and objective is the same, obtaining blessings of God. It seems okay to worship God through forms, symbols, names (mantras) and idols (murtis), if devotee intentions are practical and not false belief that God is inside Idol or in Temple only. Not everyone is blessed with true spiritual gurus, and lucky obtain real knowledge of supreme lord AUM. Your views please..
Swami Ram Swarup: The God’s worship is in Vedas which emanate direct from God, wherein idol worship is not mentioned. I have previously quoted several examples that idol worship is not required. For-example you know me and i also know you, we both reside in bodies. Being souls and souls are also shapeless. So we know each other, but how? Only on the basis of qualities and not on the basis of statue/photos etc. If you or I will try hard then we can also meet together. This is worldly example even. So on the basis of the qualities of the God as mentioned in Vedas, God is known and when an aspirant follow/obey the path of Vedas i.e., worship, ashtang yoga practice, listening of Vedas, yagya etc., under guidance of an acharya, then he attians samadhi i.e., realizes God too. So, as per Vedas, no need of idol worship/through an idol/non- intelligency/self-made various kinds of tools etc.

If someone believe that God is everywhere the why he avoid wine, smoking, theft, etc., etc. in temple and does outside? Actually realization is subject of deep study of Vedas. Sagunn sakar means with eternal qualities mentioned in Ved mantras. Like formless. omnipresent, etc., etc. and nirakar means shapeless. one can not break the rules and regulations of God mentioned in Vedas. Vedas are self-proof and cannot be denied.

Vikas L. Acharya: Where can we find details of qualities of each SATWIC food and their effects on human being? How can person who is cooking food affect other person mind/behavior that is eating the same food? How does vegetarianism help socially? What is balancing of VATA, PITTA and
KAPHA all about? Please Guide.
Swami Ram Swarup: first of all please try to study my book – Brahamcharya wherein guidance of satvic food is also mentioned.

Vikas L. Acharya: How can one be better in “VYAVAHAR KUSHALTA” to attend
success? Which is the way to learn Art of Living Successful Life? Does combining of all Yoga practices bring “VYAVAHAR KUSHALTA” automatically?
Swami ramswarup: Yoga is next worship. First of all listening of Vedas is necessary for Vyavahar Kushalta.

Vikas L. Acharya: Will it be correct to say that images or symbols used in DEVA PUJA is only an aid to concentration. All DEVAS are manifestations of different powers of same one God (AUM)? I believe God’s seat is in the devotees heart (MANN ANDAR MANDIR). Your view please.

Swami Ram Swarup: Such Dev Pooja is not in Vedas please. According to Vedas alive mother, father, learned atithi and almighty God are to be worshipped and rest are non-alive and not to be worshipped.

Vikas L. Acharya: What is the meaning of word “BINDU VISPHOT”? Does it relate to word “PRALAYA”?
Swami Ram Swarup: Bindu vishphot may be like atom bomb. And it does not relate to word pralaya.

Vikas L. Acharya: Is mantra “AUM NAMAH SHIVAYA” Vedic mantra? What does
word “SHIVA” means in Sanskrit?
Swami Ram Swarup: No please and Shiv means kalyaankaari.

Vikas L. Acharya: When we receive something from someone, we thank them. God gives us everything, how do we thank him?
Swami Ram Swarup: By listening Vedas and obeying them.

Rashi: I am 8th month pregnant and want to know that can I keep karva chauth vrat or is there any different custom for the pregnant women.
Swami Ram Swarup: Karvachauth is not necessary now please. Some good advices for pregnant ladies are placed on this web site. Please see there.

Puja: I think Mughal invasion was Bhagwan’s leela to punish people who were supposed to
follow sanatan dharma religiously. Ram’s mandir demolition happened because we people stopped
following rules we should have followed. All this terrorism and ‘abusings’ we bore, the forceful
conversion and now living in our own country like minorities although we are ‘majority’. I think we are
being punished for not following our dharma while performing our karma . We are being punched and forced to live in Kaliyug . If I am wrong ? tell me why.
Swami Ramswarwup: Yes please. When sun arises, then the darkness of night is over and there is no other alternative. We have been forgetting our eternal religion i.e., four Vedas. So we are mostly in illusion (darkness), and therefore we are paying the price. now we must study Vedas again for long happy life.

Madhu: What should one do about losing concentration, health and confidence?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you and I pray God for your early recovery. You must awake early in the morning about 4 o’clock or at least 5 o’clock. Then after going to bath must do holy name jaap of God daily. Then do long morning walk and light exercises. Must take at least 20 glasses of water daily. Please learn at least 10 yaga asan, pranayaam and meditation. If possible you may come here for as much time as you can devote to learn correct procedure of yoga philosophyotherwise learn locally. Do daily gayatri mantra jaap. Read daily newspaper carefully and good magazines also
and discuss the current affairs within family members, as well as outside. Try to do daily havan from
gayatri mantra. I think all will be okay.

Satish Bhatt: I do not have access to Manusmriti. Could you please send me the shlok
with translation/meaning of Dwij?
Swami Ram Swarup: Definition of word dwij is second birth. Please clear it that it does not mean rebirth. First birth is taken from parents which is identified as a bad birth if second birth is not taken. Dwij means dwij means dwi+ja. In Sanskrit dwi means second and ja means birth i.e, second birth. Now what is second birth? Second birth means when an aspirant goes to acharya and takes Vedic i.e., spiritual knowledge from his acharya. Then the acharya becomes our spiritual father. Saamveda mantra states, “yam te purvam pita huve” i.e., O! God I worship you and before this my pita i.e., ancient as well as present spiritual father (acharya), philosopher of Vedas and ashtang yoga, worshipped you. So dwij means second birth in present life. Without spiritual father nobody can attain spiritual education/salvation/merriment.

Vikas L. Acharya: Which worshiping method is considered best as per Vedas: Physical, Verbal or Mental? Mental worshipping seems much benefiting and helps in remembrance of Supreme God every moment.
Swami Ram Swarup: All together as mentioned by you. It is “mansa, vaacha,karmana”. One must learn truth from the Vedas/shastras and holy books. Vedas say then the aspirant must think in mind always truth, must speak truth, must practise/put in conduct in life the same. Mere mental worship/prayer will do nothing, if it is not practised in life.

Vikas L. Acharya: What is the concept behind “JAPA MALA” of 108 beads invented by ancient Sages and Rishis? What does the number 108 represent in spiritual sense? Or is it just a tool to check if mind wanders during meditation, the rotation of MALA stops automatically and thus helps in
properly resuming of meditation in totality. Is it for devotee whose self control is week? Does Vedas accept this concept?
Swami Ram Swarup: This all is not mentioned in Vedas please. So, mostly it is not needed.

Vikas L. Acharya: What is the meaning of word “MANTRA” is it as follows, MANAN = to meditate, contemplate and TRAN = protection, preservation. Please advice any correction.
Swami Ram Swarup: Mantra means deep concentration/deep thinking to get deep thought of the mantra. it is only possible to consider the mantra deeply in presence of an acharya who knows Vedas as well as ashtang yoga in practice.

Vikas L. Acharya: We talk so much about ancient Seers, Rishis, and Munis about their experiences, their inventions, their hard work. Ancient Seers, Rishis, and Munis researched systems through their hard work and potential. Today do we still have such ancient kind of Seers, Rishis
and Munis? If yes, do they still experience, invent and create new correct spiritual knowledge base.
Will it right to say that there is nothing more left to be invented in any system; everything is already
knowledge based. We only have to follow them? Will it be correct to say always “HUMARI SANSKRITI HUMARI VIRASAT”? Can’t we make our own new history in right-education for todays mislead spiritual systems? So that future generation live peacefully and appreciate our work, as we do of our ancient Seers, Rishis and Munis for their noble work and hard-efforts for true welfare of society.
Swami Ram Swarup: The scientists have already worked hard then why new generation studies science. so is the case of ancient rishies and present aspirants. if present aspirants will not study Vedas/practice of yoga philosophy then how will they get experiences of ved mantras and how will they get salvation?

S C: Swamiji I am a fresher I have not done havan myself. Therefore the information in the book is only about the mantras(starting to ending) and their meaning. But about havan kunda, particles (samedhi), compulsory how many mantras will recite on havan. Please guide me easy way for doing havan. Totally I am in need of step by step information about doing havan. As like, instructor giving instructions from starting to ending. If anyone would like to do havan then minimum 30 to50Rs he need then, a common man, poor (who’s earnings are only able to fulfil daily requirements); how can do daily havan? Is, study of Vedas and doing havan is for all varna’s peoples (Brahman, kshatriya,
vaishy, shudra by deeds) or only for Brahmanas of the world. Swamiji, hindu religion says that present life is depend on the previous life’s deeds. How we do karmas that’s like we take birth or future is depend on our past deeds. But I heard one view that, now a days crimes are growing more and more. Depending on this, after death of the person who commit sin he must and should go to ‘neech yoni’. Therefore population of human must decrease or it remain same or population of other ‘neech yonis’ must increase . But in reverse of this, now population of humans are increasing more & more. This logic creating doubts about Hindu philosophy.
Swami Ram Swarup: All souls are immortal and constant in number. We see only bodies, either of human beings or living beings, though counting of ants. mosquitoes and other insects living in densy jungle, are not possible. Moreover the bacteria in air and in a drop of water even are not counted. So there is no any problem in decreasing or increasing of bodies because souls are always constant in numbers having invisible shape.

Havan is to be performed by all human beings daily. If maximum 20 aahutis are offered daily then 40 drops are offered in havan kund for both times. So it may cost hardly 4.00 Rs plus samagree of Rs. 5.00 and wooden sticks for rs. 4.00 or 5.00. But God says in yajurveda that thousands benefits are
provided by God including daily expenditure with interest. So over all the havan is the best worship of
God. Moreover our earnings must be having a share to worship God. I have already replied such questions please and are pasted on this web site. I would advice you to locate the same to study. If it is not possible the please send this question again.

Purushotham: Please tell me the meaning of these mantras:
a) SHIVOHAM: How should I pronounce this mantra? SHIVO-HAM or SHIVO-HUM. What is the meaning of this antra and what purpose this mantra is used? Can I use this mantra?
Swami Ram Swarup: The meaning of shivoham is aham shivah, i.e., main shiv hoon. Actually soul can never be God.

Purushotham: AHAM-PREMA: What is the significance of this mantra?
Swami Ram Swarup: The word is prama and not prema. These pad also indicates that soul is God/man or woman etc., are God, which is against the Vedas.

Purushotham: OM SHRIM SHRIYEI NAMAH: What is the significance of this mantra?
Swami Ram Swarup: These are not mantras please and are not according to Vedas.

AB: How a man can increase his internal power of the soul and be able to conquer the fear from anything bad (fear from disease, fear from ghost, fear from enemy and fear from death)? I have done yoga very attentively for 4 years and now also do but not regularly and know several yoga name and procedures ,Give some yoga and mantra to conquer the FEAR.
Swami Ram Swarup: Yoga is secondary, please. First we must worship God according to Vedas. i.e., one must listen Vedas/shastras/holy books from an acharya to gain knowledge to obey i.e., to put in life practically. Daily havan, name simrann, is necessary, then one must try to do ashtnag yoga practice. the sure the good result will come as you desired.

Sangeeta Malhotra: I was reading your question answer site and I just read a question that why women cover their heads during pooja. My question to you is that is it necessary to cover your head
during havan according to Vedas? Another thing i wanted to ask you that your question and answer site
if very knowledgeable and can I with your permission make copies and distribute among people? Please let me know.
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes please, it is a sign of respect also. Secondly scientifically black colour attracts bacteria, which can be avoided though the havan kills the bacteria too. Yes please you may carry on because it will be beneficial to others and it will count services to human beings which is further counted worship of God.

Dhanesh Padhya: I am doing simple havan as you suggested by chanting Gaytri Mantra. What is the difference between
simple havan which now a days I am performing with your
grace and others?

Swami Ram Swarup: Full procedure of Yagya/havan is learnt in Yajyen-shala, in presence of Acharya and other devotees where Yajyen/havan is performed twice a day at least. Before the said opportunity is gained one can do havan from Gayatri mantra only, which may be called simple havan otherwise there is no any simple

SC: When I think about past, converting hindus to islam on tip of sword , then I feel they not did injustice. Because all muslims in India are not came from other country, they are the sons of India from being period of their forefathers. Before converting to islam all forefathers of now days muslims were hindus. There are several proof in Indian history that Most of all hindus forcibly converted to islam (only few peoples coverted themselves by their will). But after one or two generation they never blame a bit to those from whom being they forcibly converted to islam. They did not think that injustice was happened with them and they hate the religion from which they were forcibly converted or which is their previous religion and do not blame to those people who converted them on tip of sword giving torture.
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes Aryans/Hindus never came from outside India. And Hindus were forcibly converted into Islam which is historical truth.

Amit Verma: I don’t know about the difference Between Aarti, Pooja, Archana and Prarthana. Please send this difference to me.
Swmi Ram Swarup: Aarti is also a sort of worship which is done in temples. Pooja means to give respect, which is a worship. The meaning of Archana is to do Archana i.e., Yajan i.e., Yajanusthan, which is also a great worship/adore. Prarthana is a prayer in which we pray god to fulfill our good desire.

Dhanesh Padhya: I have done a lot of yatras to all tirths. I was planning to another yatra of Kailash Mansarovar. What is your suggestion? Please explain your experience of all Yatras.
Swami Ram Swarup: Yatra i.e., journey is a part of knowledge. We gain something good or bad when we travel. After all one must gain experiences within him. So if journey makes us able to control our thoughts (chitt vritti) and if we become able to get inner divine experiences then it’s all okay. So please try to know the real true path to control thoughts (chitt-vrittis). No doubt that one was only ashtang yoga practice, to listen vedic preach, to do yajyen etc. Vedas and yajurveda mantra 40/5 too states, “Tadantaresya”, i.e., God is within us. God is realized within human body and not outside.

Dhanesh Padhya: I read your divine self’s quotes that there is one God and one should not follow the other devtas like Shivji, Shri Ramji, or Kali ma, etc. I do not understand than why Shri Ved Vyashji had given all puranas and given all quotes and praise above said devtas and insist to prey them please clear this in broad way? Mahabharat has mentioned about temples.
Swami Ram Swarup: Research has concluded that purans were not written by Ved Vyas ji. I have written about this matter in details on this web site and would request you to please locate and read the details. It is told in the Bhagwat Katha that once Vyas Muni with broken heart, sad and with disturb mind came to Shri Krishna then Shri Krishna told him to write Prem Sagar i.e., Bhagwat Puran. So we must think deeply that a yogi who is a philosopher of Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy and who has attained Samadhi then how can he may be worried or with broken heart etc. Mahabharta reveals that Shri Krishna prayed Vyas Muni. Vyas Muni also wrote Vedanta shastra and Mahabharta. He has preached in the said holy granth about one formless Almighty God, whereas Bhagwat Granth is against his said books, which also clarify that Vyas Muni is not writer of the puran. Yet somebody believe then what learned persons can do?

However, it is a deep research of the learned persons which is logically also true that Vyas Muni only wrote ten thousand shlok of Mahabharta. Now Mahabharta contains more than one lakh twenty thousand shlok i.e., one lakh ten thousand sholkas have been added afterwards by some foolish. That is why you have read about temple. I have also write about the said matter on this web site, please search and read.

S P Ianala: Soul has similar properties like god, yes soul has limited presence and god is omnipresent, soul chooses to come back to this earth plane, to get rid of karma or load, but in which body, it is decided by god based on the load of karma. When I say god extends unconditional support to soul, body and mind, I mean, god is not weighing every minute to see if soul is doing good or bad.
Swami Ram Swarup: God is Omnipresent and Almighty please. Which means he looks everybody at every moment and Yajurveda mantra 32/10 too says that God knows everybody, every atom, everything, every soul, every deeds of everybody personally. He needs no evidence/witness etc., to decide justice. So he is seeing not for every minute but for more than million part of a minute.

S P Ianala: It is soul’s free will to accumulate good or bad karma, the body is nourished by soul’s intention, using facilities extended by God, so God has provided all these facilities without any condition attached, good or bad all use it.
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes please. But we must think deeply that God has provided us with mind to use and think that what is true and what is false, what is pious and what is sin, what is sorrows/sadness etc., and what is pleasure/merriment etc. One thing more nobody wants sorrows. So mind has to think to decide only these pious deeds by which God gives us merriment, happiness etc. So one should follow Vedic eternal path, otherwise sorrows, sadness, tensions, problems, diseases, restlessness, etc., etc. Are sure to be faced in this birth as well as in following births.

S P Ianala: If soul is separate and exists as a separate entity always, who created it and why? But if it is a part of God used by God to make a human, but due to maya, it accumulates karma and becomes impure, not suitable for assimilating back into God, unless untill it gets rid of its load of karma, it can not assimilate into Paramatma – God.
Swami Ram Swarup: Soul is eternal and immortal please. Nobody has created soul. And also can never be a part of god, because god can not be divided in parts like stone, iron, water etc. I have clarified several times on this web site that god is the purest and formless.

S P Ianala: One last point: There is a belief in my home that, if any paternal uncle or aunt passes away, it is not good to perform pooja, specially, breaking coconuts, arti, offerings, it is believed, it will cause bad to the family, what is your thoughts on this.
Swami Ram Swarup: No please this is all against the Vedas please. Do not believe because God will give award to you on your worship and pious deeds and not on passing uncle or aunt.

Mahes Reddy: I have a small question regarding re-birth. If a person wants to become chief minister in the next birth, what punya he has to do in the present birth?
Swami Ram Swarup: As per Yajurveda mantra 7/48 too, we have to do work hard but result is always awarded by Almighty God. So as much as are our pious deeds, we are awarded merriment and God fulfills our desires too. So everybody must do hard work towards a right path, must pray and worship also then good result is awarded by God.

Hari Bali: No sites or medical doctors talk about Brahamcharya.
Swami Ram Swarup: In this matter the doctors and you also are not aware of Vedic eternal philosophy. Bheesham pitamaha was a neshthik brahamchari, in the present time Swami Dayanand Saraswati was also a neshthik brahamchari. So many brahamcharis are still alive, I have seen. So please think that if it is inevitable then how they attained or are attaining the tej of Brahmacharya/celibacy? Society makes man perfect. Now a days Brahmacharya subject, as per the rules and regulations of the Vedas, is mostly forgotten in the society. Vedas preach (see Rig-Veda mantra 1/45/1 also) Brahmacharya for 25 years then up to 44 years and then up to 48 years. Even for whole of the life i.e., neshthik brahamchari. So to be a brahamchari contact with a learned Acharya who knows Vedas, and Ashtang yoga philosophy is necessary. The aspirant has to study Vedas, perform daily havan/ Yagya and has to practice hard Ashtang yoga practice daily. Please study my Brahmacharya book for details. Not only yoga asan but practice of full Ashtang yoga philosophy is necessary.

Nandhini: I am older than the person that I am looking at getting married.
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas tell that age of girl must be less. Now you may go ahead at your own, please.

Rahul: I read on a website that Lakshmana could defeat
meghanadth (son of ravan) only by brahmachrya. I agree with this. but next statement is that even Ram could not defeat him. Well I disagree with this. Ram also was a true brahmachari in his married life. So there is no reason why Ram could not have defeated him. What are your views?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes, you’re right that Shri Ram was a great Brahamchari. He was a great warrior. Shri Ram could kill Meghnath very well. Shri Ram alone killed more than thousand rakashas while he was in exile with Lakshamnn and Sita.

Prateek: This is a materialistic era as everyone wants to led a luxury life. The common men have forgotten about the importance of our culture also include rituals and rites. This strikes only one thing in people’s mind that is how to move ahead by stepping on others head without caring the feelings aftermath of that move which could have various consolidators to suffer in between. So how to keep our mind to the extent of selfless for others to help humanity for the peace and harmony of the human mankind.
Swami Ram Swarup: One must try to listen the preach of Vedas daily or as more as possible. Then the preach must be followed strictly. Daily havan/Yagya, regular contact with learned Acharya etc will sure do the needful please. Yes, daily practice of yoga philosophy is also essential.

Ankita: Are all the souls in this world and in other planets countable? If yes, then other question arises in my mind is that when many souls get liberated, won’t their number go down?
Swami Ram Swarup: Though the souls are countless in number but they are constant in number. Actually first of all every soul does not become capable to follow the path of Vedas. Secondly, the salvation time is fixed. So, it makes no difference whether one soul in a yug or more souls in a yug get salvation.

Sameer Gupta: Is it possible to say that which religion was
first in earth followed by people?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes please, everybody on the earth knows that
Vedas are ancient. Vedas are preached at the beginning of the earth. So
Arya dharma is the first on the earth preached by God Himself.

Madhu H P: Is it possible to come out from this problem?, In some book I have read that, practicing yoga (Meditation and Pranayama) change in flow of energy in body and if the direction of energy flow is altered it is impossible to bring it back to normal. Please guide me.
Swami Ram Swarup: Practice is proper or not it will be guided by Acharya only. Please seek advice of Acharya. You have read wrong in the book about change of direction, loss of weight, etc. In Geeta Shri Krishna too states that the yoga philosophy is the best. It is not harmful. You need advice from an Acharya only in person. Please try to perform havan daily also.