S. B. Murali Krishna: Please clarify that in Rigveda where the pratyangirasukta comes?
Swami Ram Swarup: The rishi of several mantras is ANGIRAH, for example, in Rigveda mandal 1 sukta 101 to 112, the rishi of each mantra is Angirah.


S. B. Murali Krishna: Please clarify that in Rigveda where the pratyangirasukta comes?
Swami Ram Swarup: The rishi of several mantras is ANGIRAH, for example, in Rigveda mandal 1 sukta 101 to 112, the rishi of each mantra is Angirah.

Swami Ram Swarup: The correct chanting is— OM BHURBHUVAHA SWAHA

Sohail Sharma: Thanks to you I learned a lot, but I don’t believe in Ramayan or Mahabharat teachings, because I think that they teach culture and boundaries not religion, I am 20 and most of my Hindu friends don’t even know what exactly we belong to. Vedas I do believe in but I want to learn more.
Swami Ram Swarup: Your views are good please. However Valmiki Ramayana and only ten thousand original shlok of Mahabhart are true. Now a days Mahabhart contains about one lakh twenty thousand shlokas i.e., one lakh ten thousand are false.

Sohail Sharma: You said self study is dangerous and harm full why? And I only know gayatri mantra by heart how any mantars are there in Vedas.
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas itself are called Shruti. Shruti means which knowledge we have gained by listening. So it is also an eternal law to listen the Vedas first. Secondly, by doing translation by unauthentic personals the meaning of Vedic word may be wrong in the books. So for clear understanding Vedas are listened first. Vedas have several mantars more than thousands. The meaning of Gayatri mantra is placed on
this web site which may please be studied. I have written a book as to how havan/Yagya is performed with detailed meaning of Ved mantras and Gayatri mantra in hindi. If required the books can be sent by post on the receipt of your postal address, please.

Sohail Sharma: As we know that Rawan was a brahamin so he also had the knowledge of Vedas, and he wrote a book in which there were ways of getting what you
desire. What do you say about that?
Swami Ram Swarup: He was Brahmin being a son of Vishrava Rishi but not Brahmin by deeds. He did not know Vedas. Otherwise how could he kidnap Sita and could do murder of Rishis. I think he did not write any book.

Anoop: My uncle died this month. My son is in his third year and his mundan is to be done. Please guide me what should I do?
Swami Ram Swarup: After 13 days of the death you can perform the holy mundan ceremony of your son please. Yajurveda mantra 40/15 states that even after cremation there is no custom left to perform about death.

Priyanka: Is the idol of Lord Badri at Badrinath Khandit? What is the story regarding it about Guru Shankaracharya?
Swami Ram Swarup: I think idol is not Khandit. Long ago Adi Guru Shankracharya preached here eternal Vedic Philosophy and after his heavenly abode the said worship started.

Akhilesh Sinha: What is the recommended time for Mundan?
Swami Ram Swarup: The holy mundan ceremony is performed with in one year of age or after completion of two years of age and within three years. However, the ceremony within three years is the best.

Brij: My small brain cells (Cereballum or Modula-that controls voluntary movements such walking, writing, speaking, etc.) are degenerating. I have been to
several doctors and they don’t know why? Many test which are okay or normal. have been run by doctors in US & India. But no diagnosis. Therefore, no medicine or ure. I have heard that it can be cured by Pranayama or ther Yogic exercises. Or perhaps chanting OM may be useful for it?
Swami Ram Swarup: In Vedas, there is a preach of Ashtang yoga philosophy. The motto of which is to realize God and peace. Yet practicing of Yoga philosophy automatically makes changes in the body. So you may continue practice of asan, pranayaam but guarantee is not there. Because, Vedas and shastras never tell that yoga philosophy is meant for overcoming diseases. Instead as quoted above, the philosophy is to realize God and permanent peace.

K P Mohan: I have Valmiki Ramayana printed by GITA Press where they have mentioned that Hanuman & co are Monkey lineage.
Swami Ram Swarup: The Valmiki Ramayana purchased by you is not authentic
please. The authentic Valmiki Ramayana can be sent to you on receipt of your postal address. It is very clear in the Valmiki Ramayana Kishkindha kand, sarg 2, that Shri Ram after talking with Hanumanji told Lakshmann that Hanuman ji is a learned of four Vedas.
So learned of Vedas can never be monkey.

K P Mohan: Sita was taken to the ouskirts of the kingdom to the periphery of Valmiki Ashram during her final stages of pregnancy.
Swami Ram Swarup: Sita was never sent to jungle by Shri Ram.

Prashant Shetty: What is is uttarayan and dakshinayan? How does sun changes its position still being rising from the east and what is the significance of makarsankranti
with related to this.
Swami Ram Swarup: Sun rises in the east but for six months sun moves towards north and east when it rises. It is called uttarayan and so is the case of south. Makarsakranti is a day and all days and nights occur due to sun and moving earth but in Vedas there is no relation of makarsakranti to be considered as any religious day. However the customs are there to be considered and must be followed.

Trpkesan: What is samaras? Can it be made now from the soma creeper?
Swami Ram Swarup: There are two meanings of Som ras one the juice (extract) of all vegetables and second when a yogi attains Asmaprgyat Samadhi then he realizes God within him. This realization emanates utmost unlimited merriment within the heart of yogi. So realization of this merriment is called somras.

Anonymous: How to solve marital problems with husband? Will a mantra help?
Swami Ram Swarup: Mantra will do nothing in this matter, yet mantra in which prayer is there has some blessings but the blessings will do the needful when we act according to the mantra. E.g. gayatri mantra has a prayer to inspire mind to do noble deeds and to get wisdom for the same. So one will have to work hard to get wisdom
then gayatri mantra will do the needful. Mere prayer does nothing. So please continue your prayer but always be quiet with your husband , try to know the problem of your husband to rectify the same. Cooperate with him 100% being your duty. However if possible you may explain your main problem to advise you properly.

Navin Chandra: Please explain the significance of “Feet Washing” of a Brahman before he does a “pooja”. At one instance, I have noticed that although a Brahman came by car, but his feet was washed by a “householder” before he performed
“pooja” for them. Scientifically, this does not make sense to me.
Swami Ram Swarup: According to Yajurveda mantra 31/11 Brahman or any caste is not by birth but by deeds. So all Vedas say that he is Brahmin who has studied 4 Vedas , has practiced ashtang yoga, has been doing yagya with Ved mantras and at last he has realized God or knows God according to Ved mantras. According to ancient philosophy, such Brahmins mostly used to travel on foot and when they used to reach destination, their feet were full of dust and the Brahmin also became tired. To give rest and pleasure to Brahmin, the feet of such Brahmin used to be washed.

Lt. Rashmi Sahu: Sami ji my queries are 1. The correct procedure to end havan. Why the ahutis are 11, 21, 51, 018 etc. Please tell me. 2. I perform havan and recite mantras as guided by you. The size & shape of havan kund to be made. At arya
samaj shastri ji told me copper havan kund is better. So I confirmed it from you.
3. Sankhya shastra written by Kapil muni contains what?
Swami Ram Swarup: The aahutis are given according to the availability of time only. In family life it may be 11, 21, and so on. In the last the 3 extra aahutis of gayatri mantra are offered. The hawan kund may be of iron or copper, it makes no difference. Only the devotion towards aahuti and interest in Vedas and God has real meaning and effect. In so many places the aahutis are offered in bedi made on earth only. Sankhya shastra has main subject of prakriti. In the first sutra, Kapil muni says that the main object of human life is to remove all three types of sorrows which I have also explained in commentary on yogshastra because after removing the sorrows, the soul realizes God which is called moksha so study of prakriti is also necessary to realize God. I have written about prakriti in yogshastra part-1 & 2. Part 2 of yogshastra is under printing and will be available. I think within 15 or 20 days which will be sent to you by post immediately with other 2 books. My blessings to you, your husband and loving son for
long happy life.

Dharmendra: I am affected by a spirit.
Swami Ram Swarup: Spirit after leaving the body takes birth so this is not the task of spirit. You are advised to consult a psychiatrist please.

Bharat: What mantra do we recite while blowing a counch?
Swami Ram Swarup: Gayatri mantra is better please.

Bharat: Which is superior Vishnu or Shiva. Vishnupuran & Shivpuran claim their respective God as superior to other. Are they not one and same? Please clarify.
Swami Ram Swarup: As is mentioned in the Vedas there is only one formless God who creates the universe and He only controls. There are several names of God. Vishnu means he who is omnipresent. So Vishnu is also a name of God. Shiva means he who is taking care of public and is beneficial to all and He is only God. So Shiva is also a name of almighty God please. These all names have been mentioned in the Vedas. So there is no any separate Vishnu,Brahma or Shiva who may be called as God.

Raj: Vedas are 4, how many Upanishada are..?
Swami Ram Swarup: There are l08 upnishads. Hopwever, learned like Swami Dayanand Saraswati ji, accept ll upnishads.

Subhash More: What is the truth of universe?
Swami Ram Swarup: Creation, nursing and destruction and then again creation is eternal, forever and endless.

Yogesh: I am very much interested in doing meditation. Can you please send me a short text on way of doing it?
Swami Ram Swarup: I appreciate your desire, please because this is the motto of human life to realize God through yoga philosophy. However, the eternal knowledge of Vedas states that there are eight fold path of ashtang yoga i.e., Yam, Niyam, Asan, pranayaam, pratyahar, dharna, dhyan (meditation) and Samadhi. So meditation is the
seventh stage of ashtang yoga. Naturally, to follow the preach of God in Vedas to attain the best result before meditation, the six paths are required to be learnt. Secondly the yoga knowledge requires to be learnt in the presence of a spiritual master who knows
Vedas and ashtang yoga. Otherwise learning of yoga philosophy on TV or from book will sure give the dangerous result. Moreover, we must know that yoga is the eighth fold path of ashtang yoga and yoga means Samadhi, i.e., realization of God. So yoga philosophy
is learnt to realize God and not to maintain the health. You see, how long one can maintain the health. Nobody can stop to become old and to meet with death one day. Otherwise, health can be maintained by long morning walk, balance diet, regular exercise and wrestling etc. and diseases can be overcome by taking medical advice. Vedas never state to overcome the diseases from yoga philosophy.

Swati: Lord Buddha was the ninth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. When will Kalki Avataar come on the Earth?
Swami Ram Swarup: Sorry please. Four Vedas, six shastras, Upanishads and ancient holy books based on Vedas do not accept incarnation (avtarvad). God being Almighty has all powers to create, nurse, destroy and again create the universe, He needs no assistance. If there is a will, there is a desire of God to educate the people, then why will He takes anybody’s assistance. Mahatma Buddha was a great Tapsvi and realized the truth by his own hard tapsya.

Amit: If God is perfect and has no desire then why did he create this world?
Swami Ram Swarup: The creation is eternal. It is automatically generates at proper time after destruction. There is a power in God called IKSHANN, which too automatically works into prakriti and thus world is created.

Anonymous: Muzhe sadna karni hai. Kya aap mere guru ban sakte
hai? Krupya aap muzhe apna shisha bana lo. Aap mere guru guru ban jaooge to ya gareb pe bada upkar hoga. Ham aapko kabhi shikayat ka moka nahi dengi.

Dr. Jayavanth Kumar: What is Chitta?
In all 195 sutras of yoga darshan the word “Chitta” is used for a combination of three elements— first “Mahat” (intellect), ahankar (relating to egotism) and third “mana”. About “mana” bhagwat Geeta says: “CHANCHLAM HI MANAH” (Geeta Chapter 6 shlok 34) Meaning: Mana is unsteady/ inconstant, Arjuna says. We have mentioned above the meaning of “Vritti” is various forms. Now I further define, “various forms” in detail. We receive worldly information through five organs i.e., eye, ear, nose, tongue and skin which is contained by our Chitta. Whatever effects are made on “chitta” by the information, the chitta acts accordingly. So, when a situation arises, our thought relating to the information goes out of our chitta and
acts Accordingly.” These coming informations and out going thoughts relating to “Chitta” are called “Vritti” i.e., various forms.

Secondly a person always does pious or bad deeds which he has to bear under the law of God. So the effect of such deeds is also stored on chitta and in future when the result of such deeds is to be faced which is yoga is called Vipak deed then the particular effect of such deed is produced in chitta to be faced. So the faculty which stores the above information and deeds is called chitta.

Dr. Jayavanth Kumar: How Chitta shuddi done?
Swami Ram Swarup: This is a deep question as to how chitta shudhi can be done. In short when an aspirant listens to preach of Vedas and the holy books, does Yaj and after learning 8 fold paths of ashtang yoga. The eternal knowledge of Vedas states that there are eight fold path of ashtang yoga i.e., Yam, Niyam, Asan, pranayaam, pratyahar, dharna, dhyan (meditation) and Samadhi. So meditation is the seventh stage of ashtang yoga. Naturally, to follow the preach of God in Vedas to attain the best result before meditation, the six paths are required to be learnt. Practices the same then he attains the stage of Asampargyat Samadhi. Herein all the effects of chitta i.e., since and
pious deed are burnt like a seed in the fire. This is called purification of chitta. However, chitta is non- alive made from three gunas of prakriti. I would advise you please to study my three book— 1. Question and answer on Vedanta and eternal Vedas’ philosophy. 2. Vedanta and Eternal Vedas’ philosophy part II. 3. Yoga -A Divine Vedas’ Philosophy. And you will get all the answers therein detail. And still you please are desirous to know more about yoga philosophy then you’re again advised to study my Hindi book Patanjal
Yoga Darshan part I in which every Yoga sutra of Patanjali Rishi has been explained in detail in Hindi, please. The total cost of first three books is Rs. 101.00 and Hindi book is Rs. 131.00 excluding postal charges. The books can be sent on receipt of your postal address, please.

Dr. Jayavanth Kumar: Linkage of Chitta with Body and Mind Health
Swami Ram Swarup: Whatever result of deeds which are to be experienced are first presented in chitta in the shape of vipak karam and then a person has to face either in happiness or sorrows. Happiness or sorrows are experienced by soul through mind and it affects the body accordingly.

Parameshwara Iyer: In our present Universe is there any Living Planet like
Earth with vegetation and Living things. Some say there is no other world like earth and it is the only one. Other planets are all empty and probably “Astral bodies” invisible to our naked eye may be living as the souls after leaving the bodies remain for sometime in various area seeking to enter into some YONIS to come back to earth. Is it true?
Swami Ram Swarup: There are so many planets in the space where lives exist.

Mrs. Shweta Joshi: Shall I take revenge?
Swami Ram Swarup: Revenges create hates, but to get justice you may seek legal advice.

Suhas: Is it true that Ashwathama is till alive on earth? or anyone see him today?
Swami Ram Swarup: Not possible at all please. As per Yajurveda mantra 3/62 nobody can exceed his age after 400 years. But Ashwathama died early.

Sanjeev: Who is superior God from Shri Vishnu, Shri Brmhaand and Shri Mahesh.
Swami Ram Swarup: There is only one Supreme power who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. No one is equivalent to Him then what to talk about Superior. HE

Arun: Please explain the meaning of the word sandhya?
Swami Ram Swarup: SAM means with satisfactory efforts, DHAY means meditation/concentration. So SAMDHAYA means meditation/concentration with satisfactorily efforts. So when we sit for SANDHYA i.e., to do Yajyen/havan our hundred percent concentration must be in reciting Ved mantra and offering aahuti in the burning fire. We must also consider at that time the meaning of the mantras while reciting.

Rahul: As you say swamiji their is one almighty God who created the world who nurses it and who will destroy it…. but it said the almighty God created Lord Vishnu to nurse (dream) the world and the Lord Brahma to create it and Lord Brahma gave birth to rudraksh (almighty) God to start creation of human kind and then the trimurti was formed Brahma ,Vishnu and Mahesh.
Swami Ram Swarup: To reach the truth the proof are required. Yoga shastra sutra 1/7 states that Vedas are self-proof. Whatever you have told above, the same has not been
mentioned in Vedas even in six shastras and Upanishads and other ancient holy books. So the above statement is not true please. The above statement is based on story that Shiv ji once desired to create universe. He created Narayann jalashya. From his naval, a flower of lotus emanates. From lotus emanates Brahma. Brahma states that he is bigger than Vishnu and Vishnu says that he is bigger than Brahma. There starts quarrel and the quarrel is interrupted by Shivji in the form of shivling between both. It is decided that who will be able to reach the end point of shivling , he will be considered bigger.
Brahma started journey up side and Vishnu downward of the shivling. After some journey Brahma met with tree and cow and requested cow and tree to give evidence
that Brahma has found the end of the shivling before Vishnu. Both agreed. There became a voice in space that O Brahma you’re liar. So you will not be worshiped only Vishnu ji will be worshipped. Shivji told Brahma and Vishnu that why you started quarrelling. Because I sent you to create universe. Then Brahma and Vishnu told shivji that without
material how they can create universe. Then Shivji Maharaj from his matted hair (jata) gave ball of ash to create the universe. Now here one must think deeply that when the world is to be created from matter hair by Brahma and Vishnu, then from where the water,
lotus, cow and tree etc., already made.

Devender Sharma: Agar Ishwar vastav me hai to insaano ke bich
itni kalah kyun
Swami Ram Swarup: It is due to non-realization of God. The people are mostly found of money, attraction, pomp and show and to fill every desire etc. Whereas materialistic articles only are not able to give peace.

Athul Prabhu: Is there a word which is spelled Ketav or Katev. If so
what is the meaning?
Swami Ram Swarup: There is a word Kaitav means cheating/gambling. Somewhere Katev word is used for book.

Bipul: Can everyone chant every mantras? Can anyoneone can read every sutras?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes please. After listening carefully from a learned spiritual master everybody can chant and must chant please.

Balusankar M: I am unable to concentrate on studies.
Swami Ram Swarup: It is due to lack of value of education please. Mostly people knows the value of Gold, Silver, assets etc., but do not actually know about education, truth, hard working, concentration and devotion. The meaning of student is to gain knowledge, otherwise he is not a student. So please be a good student and do hard study with full concentration to make your future bright.

Meenakshi Sundaram: How to get sidhi in mantra father?
Swami Ram Swarup: By hard practice of name jaap daily with Yagya and practice of yoga philosophy.

Subhashree Pradhan: How can I get real peace because I am always staying in tensions?
Swami Ram Swarup: Mostly the people are looking outside the body i.e., materialistic world to obtain peace, but actually PEACE IS within human body i.e., heart. One should seek the path to enter the body i.e., how chitta vritti are stopped and with the result remains within body where almighty God as well as peace reside. The said path is learnt from a spiritual master who knows Vedas and philosophy of ashtang yoga.

Vraj Nandan: Shocked to read your answers! I think you have not understood the essence of Vedas.
Swami Ram Swarup: I am sorry that you are shocked. However chapter 12 of Geeta state to remain neutral to receive happiness or sorrows. May I ask you please that have you studied four Vedas in full? If so then it’s okay. For your information I have studied Vedas, as well as Bhagwat Geeta etc. I have written Shrimad Bhagwat Geeta, a Vedic secret in Hindi but I can never tell to anybody else that he has not understood the essence of Geeta. Because everybody is right at his own according to his own limited intellect or broad intellect.

Vraj Nandan: The speaker of Bhagavad-gita is Lord Sri Krishna. He is mentioned on every page of Bhagavad-gita as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Bhagavän.
Swami Ram Swarup: Bhagwat Geeta has been written by Vyas Muni and is an extract of Bhishma Parv of Mahabharat. Geeta shlok 18/75 states that from Vyas Muni it was listened.

Vraj Nandan: Of course the word bhagavän sometimes refers to any powerful person or any powerful demiGod, and certainly here bhagavän designates Lord Sri Krishna as a great personality, but at the same time we should know that Lord Sri Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, as is confirmed by all great acharyas.
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas, Geeta, Kuran, Bible, Gurugranth sahib and every sect accept a formless God who creates, nurse and destroy the universe. So if you or any dignitysay Krishna as God, those are their own views/feelings and should continue to attain peace. Please quote any Ved mantra where Shri Krishna has been declared almighty God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe.

Navneet: We have three types of karma – Prarabhdha, Sanchit and Kriyaman. What is the relation of these Karmas with different Grihas (Acc. to Jyotish) and how it can be changed?
Swami Ram Swarup: Karmas has no relation with grihas (dead planets). Yajurveda mantra 7/48 clearly states that soul with the help of body/perceptions/organs is free to do good or bad deeds. But result is awarded by God accordingly.

Priya: In context of my earlier mail regarding a death in family. We are very sad and not at peace.
Swami Ram Swarup: Atharvaveda mantra 8/1/8 states that one should never weep for those who have gone to heavenly abode. So please maintain peace. However you can do daily havan with gayatri mantra which will also be beneficial to whole family. I have written a book on Yagya explaining meaning of Ved mantra in Hindi and the method to perform Yagya. The book can be sent on receipt of your postal address, please.

Mukesh: I was doing lom-vilom earlier due which I lost sleep and became full of anxieties though I stopped doing lom-vilom in mid-November. But I am still full of tension. For past 4 months I haven’t slept properly. I have just 3-4 hr. sleep daily these days. I have started living mentally disturbed. Can you tell me some exercises or some alternative to induce sleep without affecting anything else. Please do help.
Swami Ram Swarup: Actually any pranayaam must be learnt in presence of a Yogi who knows Vedas and ASTANG yoga knowledge. When it is said that the Yogi who knows Vedas it means he only knows the smallest technique of the yoga philosophy from the Vedas. For example in Vedas and Patanjali Yoga darshan there is no mention to do the pranayaam by touching nose. So in the absence of Vedas knowledge people touch nose etc. First of all I will advice you to take medical advice immediately. Secondly you must take butter and curd daily if digested, then take brahmi buti sharbat at least for first 15 days if adjustable then increase it for further 15 days and then write me the result please. If possible you must study Pt. I of Yog Shastra written by me, please, which can be sent on receipt of your postal address.

Susheela: How is control your dukh?
Swami Ram Swarup: To control the sorrows first, the long preach is needed. When the perceptions and sense organs are purified by preach and practicing Yoga philosophy then only the sorrows are ended. In this path a spiritual master who knows the Vedas and philosophy of Vedas is needed. If possible you must study Pt. I of Yog Shastra written by me, please, which can be sent on receipt of your postal address.

S. D. K.: Should one accept willingly if one’s children decide to marry someone who is not of the same race or faith as us? In the path of spirituality, we say God is one then why is it that most parents do not approve of their children marrying out of their race, caste or religion? Aren’t they setting a bad example as understanding parents?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes inter-caste marriages are permitted in Vedas. But main thing is good qualities of both sides. There is no caste system in Vedas. The children can do bad also. So parents must look after the children that are they having good qualities of both sides and is the boy is well settled to bear the responsibilities. First it is seen due to illusion that there is only a matter of love marriage keeping behind the whole future which requires earning and good qualities to shoulder the responsibilities.

Shradha: Can people from other religion convert to Hinduism or they have to be born to be a Hindu?
Swami Ram Swarup: Religions have not been made by God. The fundamental made by God in Vedas are unchangeable but the religions made by men are always changeable at own accord.

Shradha: Why do people think that Hindus are only in India when we all know that Lord Pashupatinath lives in Nepal?
Swami Ram Swarup: However, due to one or the other reason the population of Hindus have become less.

Mahesh: How will be my future?
Swami Ram Swarup: This is all in the hands of God please, who awards the result of deeds. However by hard working the future is made bright as God helps those who help themselves.

Priya: I did not take care of my mother properly before the death. So now we all feel guilty of not taking care of our mother. Is this true that God wanted to take her away so he blinded us all including my mother by avoiding her to go the doctor? We all are missing her very much, is she watching us? Can we get in touch with her?
Swami Ram Swarup: God helps those who help themselves. So your efforts could give a little bit long life to your mother. So, one should never be lazy in life. Had you taken care and still she would have been died then surely there would be a satisfaction within your heart which is not seen at present. However still Vedas say one should not think more about past and should not weep on any death.

Priya: As per my previous question on our mother’s death, we are all devastated. How can we go on without her? I have lost my faith in God. Life seems like very long and lonely without her. I do have kids, yet life seems too hard without my mother. One punditji said based on the time of her death, that she has gone directly to Shivji. I don’t know if I can believe it. Also I feel life is terminal and there is nothing after. I don’t believe in rebirth as I haven’t seen any proof.
Swami Ram Swarup: With the result of our own deeds how one must loose faith on Almighty God who has given us human body, family, food, earth and every item for happy life. Without God nobody is able to have peace please. There is only one formless God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. He is only worshipable. Still the Almighty God says in Vedas to work hard towards right path. As regards rebirth one should think that why newly born baby of human as well as animals or others is afraid of death. If newly born is sentenced to death surely she is afraid of. Why? When she has not met with death and has not seen others death it means she has been experiencing the death in his previous lives. Secondly everybody has to face the result of deeds/karmas. If rebirth is not there then how he will face the result of karmas? Then there will be injustice. But injustice is not there at all.

Vijaylakshmi: Any institution exist in India or abroad for extending financial aid or assistance for growth & development of religious pujas, yagnam & yagams for setting up institutions for public good and society at large?
Swami Ram Swarup: Sorry please I do not know. But Vedas say one should do hard work in earning to continue worship.

Pravin: Why my mind is uncertain, why I can’t hold myself, I want to be happy, how will I be?
Swami Ram Swarup: Happiness is only possible with a firm mind. To make the mind firm one has to worship God by listening Vedas, doing yagya and practising ashtang yoga philosophy under guidance of a spiritual Vedic guru.

Mitul Patel: I want to ask questions about my life and problems.
Swami Ram Swarup: Until and unless your problems are briefed by you, no proper guidance can be given please. If possible, you may intimate your problems for further guidance.

Ashit Choudhury: What is sandhi viched of Sataymeva Jayate, is it “Satayam eva Jayate” or “Satyam Iva Jayate”?
Swami Ram Swarup: First is correct please.

Ulhhaas: What is the ashta siddhis ? Please give me answer.
Swami Ram Swarup: Anima, mahima, laghima, prapti, prakamya, vashitav, ishitatv and satya sankalp.

Praveen: I want to change my name. With which letter it should start by?
Swami Ram Swarup: In Vedas there is no any importance of first alphabet. You may change your name beginning from any alphabet. However name must be changed during performance of holy yagya. You may change your name as — Rashmi (light), Pragya (the pious mind full of knowledge), Sumedha (enlightened mind), etc., etc.

Pratibha Singh: My mom told that during pregnancy if hear the doha’s or choupai of Ramji’s birth it is good for the child and the mother. Is it true?
Swami Ram Swarup: As per Vedas the woman must perform daily havan
from Gayatri mantra and recite holy name of God Om both times, must be cheerful always and must study only spiritual books to get the good result please.

K N P Iyer: According to many versions Sri Sri Sathya Sai Baba knows the origin and all past or future of this entire World and the moments. But Sri Baba is bound by the Prarbdha karmas and hence could not interfere with it or alter it. As things have to take place as destined. what is your views? Sri Sai Baba can cure or make a dead man alive and Sri Baba can be seen in two or many places at the time. He can cure any disease. But not doing so. Why? Can you give some reasons for it? For an example Sri Lord Srikrishna (the Poorna Avathar of GOD incarnation or YOGESWARA KRISHNA: But why the Mahabhratha WAR has taken place? Sri Krishna could have had changed the minds of the wicked persons and made them, peaceful and WAR could have been avoided and loss of humanity made nil.
Swami Ram Swarup: As per Vedas only one almighty, formless, omnipresent, omniscient God knows about the world. He only creates, nurses and destroy, God never takes any avtar because He is Almighty and do every thing through His unlimited power, His independent, and is not depended on any devi=devta etc. as also said by Patanjali Rishi in Yog shastra 1/24, soul only has to face the result of deeds(karmas) but God is far away to face any type of karmas etc. Sanchit, Prarabhadh and Kriyamaan karmas are only for souls i.e., human being to face and not for God, please. When Sri Krishna Maharaj was returning to Dwarka Puri after the Mahabhart war he met with Uttang Rishi. The
Rishi asked Sri Krishna about the welfare of Kauravs and Panadvas (as the Rishi did not know about the war). When Sri Krishna told the rishi about war and death of all Kaurvas and the warriors of the both sides then the rishi became angry and was about to give the shrap to Sri Krishna. The rishi told Sri Krishna, “You went to make compromise but why war took place”. Sri Krishna then told that he (Sri Krishna) tried his level best to avoid the war but all in vain. And the war started. This story concludes that Sri Krishna tried his level best. Secondly Vedas do not speak about avtar.

K N P Iyer: Most of the Hindu Philosophy says everything is Maya and nothing is permanent and all will vanish one day or other. Anything takes birth will have an end
also. But the Pancha Boothas are known to be permanent. Like the sun, earth, water, air , and fire. Is there any more planet like this where life exists? Who created the Puncha Bhoothas? How they existing? Your comments please.
Swami Ram Swarup: Whatever is being seen is not permanent. Everything will be destroyed. God, souls and prakriti and the knowledge of four Vedas emanates direct from God are eternal and immortal. However printed books are not Vedas, please, it is called Samhita and will also be destroyed one day.from prakriti the panch bhoot are made and At the time of destruction are merged in their original shape of prakriti. You can say that the whole creation is turned and merged in prakriti but still not destroyed. Science also says from Vedas that matter changes his shape but never destroys. The change of shape is called here, “destroy”.

Shankar Gautam: Is fasting (eating once a day) helpful for controlling mind and destiny?
Swami Ram Swarup: To take the meal once in a day will not serve the purpose please because it is forcefully. Actually five senses, 5 perceptions and mind are to be controlled for which a spiritual master who knows Vedas an ashtang yoga philosophy is required. One has to perform daily havan from Ved mantras, chanting of Om and Gayatri mantra, practice of ashtnag yoga etc., under guidance of spiritual master. Only fasting will not serve the purpose.

Neerja: Can we do mundane ceremony in the 2nd year?
Swami Ram Swarup: It may be performed within year also, please, but better if it is performed after completion of 2 years because at that time the two parts of the skull
are united together and thus fully protect the brain along with the hair too. Now it is your own discretion please.

Ravikumar Nunna: When meat is considered as not religious how come milk from the same animal can be considered as vegetarian? Even though we are not killing the animal we are snatching the milk that is supposed to be given to its calf. Even egg is considered as not religious.
Swami Ram Swarup: The milk of cow is vegetarian as the milk of the mother to a baby is vegetarian. In all Vedas God has instructed to take the milk. So it is very fully vegetarian. On the other hand God has strictly prohibited any kind of meat. As regards calf, some portion of the milk of cow is to be given and not full. Yes egg is also prohibited. We have to follow the orders of God mentioned in Vedas and not orders of man.

Mona: I have been reciting gayatri mantra since my childhood and have been practising meditation from one year. How to settle household problems after marriage?
Swami Ram Swarup: It is very good that you recite gayatri mantra. But only reciting will not be enough, please try to do havan daily even from gayatri mantra. I have written a book on holy yagya with Ved mantras and its explanation in Hindi and can be sent on receipt of your postal address if you so desire. The havan will give you peace. No doubt first responsibility of wife is towards her husband. So please lookafter your parenys to keep him happy first. Then try to mold your husband with your heartiest love to excuse your parents and make lovely contact with your parents. This is only the way to overcome the problem because love is the only solution.

Swati: I have a question about the time period of Sanaatan Vedic dharma. I believe that Sanaatan Vedic dharma is as old as the human being. Vedic dharma have been there in India since the human being became human from monkey. It is about 10,000 years old. Vedic dharma have been in India since human being became civilized. What is your opinion about this?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes please, SAN means SATYA i.e., true. True means whose beginning and end is not there. TAN means one who possesses i.e., SANATAN means who is true. So God, soul, prakriti and knowledge of Vedas emanates direct from God are true and are sanatan. The creation is also sanatan. In Vedas there is no mention
that human beings became from monkey. The creation is anadi and eternal. So is the Vedic Dharam please.

Ram Swarup Anand: Which asana is suitable for baldness (arota) or ganjapan?
Swami Ram Swarup: Though shirshasan or halasan are said to be beneficial but I never recommend, please.

Meenakshi Sundaram: Can we worship him (dhyan) in our anakatha charka (heart chakra) as white light and meditate and pray him for our developments and success in our life without harming anyone?
Swami Ram Swarup: Concentration is good in heart point. But the name of God or Gayatri mantra must be thought over at that time with its meaning.

Anu: What should be considered while looking for a boy for marriage? I am also looking for a better job.
Swami Ram Swarup: On the matter of marriage the good qualities of boy and good earning are considered first. Then question of better looking of boy must be minimized. Secondly better job must be searched for better future. But until it is found the present job must not be left.

Anusha: I would like to attend the yoga or yajna classes.
Swami Ram Swarup: Yoga camp will be held in last week of April 06 and you’re always welcome, please.

Anu: I try hard to meditate, read good books, chant the Gayatri Mantra but my mind is full of bad thoughts ? What can I do? I want my sons to practice Gayatri Mantra they are very young. How should I incorporate this in them? Please advise. My Last question, does a persons name affect his personality?
Swami Ram Swarup: Meditation is the 7th fold path of ashtasng yoga mentioned in Vedas, so first 6 paths if not practiced properly then no good result can be achieved. Secondly the practice of yoga philosophy under guidance of a spiritual master. Please do the same and sure you’ll get the good result. Please advice your son to take spiritual education/preach from a spiritual master who knows Vedas and yoga philosophy because it is a tradition to learn the spiritual maters from a spiritual guru. Yes please.

Pankaj Kumar: What is Pitrudosha? What are the remedies to remove it?
Swami Ram Swarup: Pitru dosh as mentioned in present man made books is not there in Vedas, so can not be considered true. To serve alive mother, father, learned atithi and guru is a yagya and all must do. The said four dignitaries are called pitr.

Aniel: Do I have ghraha’s and what I can do?
Swami Ram Swarup: No graha can harm the human beings as is being told by present astrology. It is one’s own bad or good deeds which have to be faced.

Assam Rao: I want to know about you. Are you married? If not then why you didn’t get married? After that tell me how do you manage to answer so many questions? At one place on site you told that 4 persons are your employees? Please tell us about yourself because we have a lot of love for you and for your work that you do 4 us.
Swami Ram Swarup: Thanking you and I wish you a long happy life. I was married and family is away from me. My disciples are with me and no any employee. I am a simple living saint and has got no any office or bearer etc.

Amit Sharma: What is the relation between ‘Luck’ and ‘God’? If everything depends on Luck then what is the responsibility of God for his “BHAKTH”?
Swami Ram Swarup: The human beings is always free to do bad or good deeds but result is awarded by God. So no matter of luck please. One has to face hi own deeds. Luck is always with our hand. Hard working, pious deeds, discharging of moral duties, control on senses and organs, worship, makes one’s future/luck bright while killing all the previous sins.

Ajay Dudhe: How many no of upnisidha are present in hindu religion?
Swami Ram Swarup: There are 108 Upanishads but learned saints accept only 11.

Swati: I have a question about the time period of Sanaatan Vedic dharma. I believe that Sanaatan Vedic dharma is as old as the human being. Vedic dharma have been there in India since the human being became human from monkey. It is about 10,00
years old. Vedic dharma has been in India since human being became civilized. What is your opinion about this?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes please, SAN MEANS SATYA i.e., true. True means whose beginning and end is not there. TAN MEANS one who possesses i.e., SANATAN means who is true. So God, soul, prakriti and knowledge of Vedas emanates direct from God are true and are sanatan. The creation is also sanatan. In Vedas there is no mention
that human beings became from monkey. The creation is anadi and eternal. So is the Vedic Dharam please.

Mohini: Can you please tell me who all got sarnagati in Ramchritman? Vibhishan and?
Swami Ram Swarup: Sugreev, Bali, Kewat, Hanuman and so many others
got sharanagati.

Prasanna: How could Sri krishna did miracles like kaling mardhna, killing of Asuras,l ifting goverdhana mountain during his childhood? Because these are the miracle he did before he went to RISHI SANDEEPAN ASHRAM for his yoga studies.
Swami Ram Swarup: Sri Krishna was a powerful dignitary since childhood. With his power he used to kill the asur as Sri Ram killed Ravana etc. There is no any proof to
lift Goverdhan in Mahabhart please. However a storm had to be faced while grazing the cows by Sri Krishna. Sri Krishna knew the place of Goverdhan parvat where there were caves and cows and gawalas could be saved from the dangerous storm. Sri Krishna brought them all to the caves and saved lives of cows and gawalas.

Shimli: I have great quest for Almighty and wanted to know more. I believe strongly there is third power. How can I achieve that?
Swami Ram Swarup: Your views are appreciated please because the motto of human life is to realize God for which one should learn spiritual knowledge from a spiritual guru and must practice the same while performing all moral duties. If you know Hindi then I would advice you to study some spiritual Vedic books I shall send you the
books on receipt of your postal address. Secondly you must start havan daily which is a great worship of God. You may start from gayatri mantra which is mentioned in three Vedas. I have written all the mantras in a book to perform havan and book can be sent on receipt of your postal address. The book is in Hindi describing Sanskrit Ved mantras in Hindi also along with procedure of performing. However Gayatri mantra with its meaning and the procedure to perform the havan is also placed on this web site.
Then I will advice you to please learn yoga philosophy to do first asan, pranayaam and meditation locally. I am away and can not teach you. Every guidance will be provided from here please. A book on yoga philosophy can also be sent to you please.

Aamir: It is really great to see how you are spreading the true messages of the Vedas and that is God is one and idol worship is not allowed. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for this. Please tell me the meaning of the following verses of Manusmriti , Ch. No. 5, Verse No. 31, which says that. ‘If you eat in a sacrifice – this is a law of a God’ and Ch. No. 5, Verse No. 35. ‘You can have meat’ and Ch. No. 3, Verse
No. 266 to 272 ‘If you want to please your ancestors, you have to give red meat.’ Please comment specifically on the above sentences.
Swami Ram Swarup: Thanking you please. Actually in such books so many self made false sholkas have also been entered which are against the Vedas. There is Vishudh
Manusmriti written by Acharya Rajveer Shastri wherein the said shloka is not there. However further detail will follow so you’re requested to kindly put this question again.

Aditya: What is the difference between mantras & tantras written in Tantra books? Is there any power hidden in mantras or tantras if somebody recite without knowing its meaning? Is Tantra a science of spirituality?
Swami Ram Swarup: Mantras are only of Vedas. Vedas are knowledge direct
from God whereas tantras are man made and against the Vedas also. Science and spirituality are in Vedas.

Aditya: Is there any relation between tantra & yoga?
Swami Ram Swarup: No please because yoga philosophy is only
mentioned in eternal Vedas.

Aditya: What is the significance of Shaktichalini, Khechari and Vrijoli Mudra. These Mudras come under which (Ashtanga or Hatha Yoga) Philosphy?
Swami Ram Swarup: It comes under hath yoga philosophy mentioned in hath yog pradipika book. Vedas only speak about ashtang yoga philosophy and not hath yoga.

Aditya: Is there any chance of physical or mental harm in the philosophy of ashtanga Yoga given by Maharshi Patanjali?
Swami Ram Swarup: Certainly No please because Rishi Patanjali has written Patanjal Yog Darshan hundred percent in accordance with Vedas.

Aditya: What is the difference between SWAABHIMAAN & ABHIMAAN. Which is necessary for harmless life? How should one distinguish them?
Swami Ram Swarup: Swabhiman means self respect/dignity, in which
one being a learned yet not requires his praise. But still want to maintain his self respect. Abhiman means pride e,g., ravana was a proud person. Self respect is necessary for harmless life.

Loshini: Is it true that the worlds coming to an end? Has this happen before? Why this has to happen? Is it natural or human beings act? eg : war.
Swami Ram Swarup: There is affixed period of pralaya under the control of almighty God. The knowledge, power and action of God are always automatic at a fixed time. He only creates, nurses and destroys the universe and again creates. This deed of God is eternal please.

Chetan: I used to chant the mantra OM NAMAH SHIVAYA. But I have not taken this mantra from any Guru. I think that the SHIVA is the Wishwa Guru. If I want to take the mantra diksha from the LORD SHIVA himself in front of the SHIV LINGA in SHIV MANDIR.
Swami Ram Swarup: Actually the Vishwa Guru as is also mentioned by Rishi Patanjali in his Yoga shastra sutra 1/26 is Almighty God who gives the knowledge of four Vedas in the heart of four rishis atr the time of beginning of the earth. Thereafter alive Rishi Muni have been giving the true knowledge and they are alive Gurus. Moreover Shivji is not at present alive and thus can not give diksha. Only alive Guru gives guru mantra from Vedas. So Om is sufficient please. You may contact any learned of Vedas locally.

Sunita: Should Chidren do pranayaam ? If yes, then which age should they start doing it?
Swami Ram Swarup: After crossing six years of age there must be upnayan/vedarambh sanskaar of the child. Then he may be taught about pranayaam by a Vedic acharya/ guru.

Varun C: There is confusion these days about a passenger ropeway contemplated to be built at Tirumala-Tirupati Hills. To my knowledge there are several such ropeways/cable-cars at temple hill stations all over the world including India. But at Tirumala-Tirupati some people are saying that Agama Sastra & Vaastu Sastra prohibits such a project. Swamiji, what is correct? Do I need to apply such principles for everything that I do in life, including what mode of transport to use?
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas are eternal knowledge direct from God wherein the above vaastu shastra has not been mentioned. Vedas tell to perform journey by road, space, and water using any means of transport please.

Sagar Anmalla: Before understanding about Vedas and God, I had been on other paths. I had promised something to one swamy and I fear that if I don’t fulfill it, I will face punishment. Please comment.
Swami Ram Swarup: Kind of punishment is only awarded by almighty formless God according to Yajurveda mantra 7/48 based on our own previous deeds.

Jatin Khurana: Which are nine shaloks or mantras which are chanted daily is useful as well is good if some one do not find it to go for full Ramayan reading?
Swami Ram Swarup: Mantras are always in Vedas please. You may chant only gayatri mantra daily for welfare. Or one should do havan daily from Ved mantra or only from Gayatri mantra at first instance.

Arun: Please explain the meaning of the following Yajurveda mantra:
tryausham jamdagne kshyapasya tryasusham
yadiveshu tryausham tanno astu tryasusham(3/62)
Which mantra says that a man can live up to 400 years?
Swami Ram Swarup: The meaning is as under please—-
O God with your blessings (yat) that as many stages are there (deveshu) in learned of Vedas (trayusham) three stages i.e., child, young and old are there and (jamadagne) o God — knower of universe, (trayusham) i.e., brahmcharya, griasth and vanprasth (kasyapasya) under your law i.e., under the law of God; we get happy life. (Trayusham) the age full of knowledge, education and welfare (tat) that is (trayusham) with all the three qualities mentioned above, (nah) we get. Here the word trayusham has been used four times. The minimum age has been awarded by God is of hundred years in yajurveda mantra. So the meaning of telling fourth time is hundred x 4 = 400 years.

Pal: First of all thanks for this amazing website, it is very helpful. Being brought up in a different culture and religion, I heard the gayatri mantra for the first time in my life a few days ago. Since that day I have been continuously reciting it and it has made be conscious about many things, changed my habits a lot automatically without having me to push myself for example to become a vegetarian person or with other things as well. My first question is about the timings of recitation as I read that this can be recited only at dawn, dusk and afternoon. Do I have stop if my mind automatically
enchants the Gayatri Mantra all day regardless of timing?
Swami Ram Swarup: Thanking you please. Saamveda mantra 14 states to recite the mantra or to worship the God according to Vedas daily both times i.e., morning and evening. However it is also told that if one recites the mantra in breathing being habitual and without disturbing to discharge moral duties. Then he can recite all the time or as and when suits.

Pal: Are women allowed to recite Gayatri during specific days, I am extremely particular about cleanliness. Also, I cannot imagine myself even for a day without recitation. Although I stopped this month on those days because I don’t want to commit a sin without knowing the fact. Please help.
Swami Ram Swarup: No please. The worship must not be stopped. God is everywhere and therefore is only in stomach where stool and urine are stored but the same does not make any influence in God. God is always remain pure.

Kaumaudi: I have a question about the upcoming yog camp in April 2006. What are the exact dates of the yog camp? Will partcipants be able to stay at the ashram or in a
hotel? Are there any fees that will be charged for the yog camp?
Swami Ram Swarup: The yoga camp will commence from last Sunday of April. No feels, please. Participants can stay in ashram. However, voluntary donations will be accepted but it is not compulsory please.

C. Amaldas: Kindly let me know the etymology of the word Bhagwan, the root meaning of the same, and Hindu concept of creation of mankind.
Swami Ram Swarup: Bhag means he who has unlimited glories, merriment, and power etc. Wan means one who possesses. Certainly he is Almighty God only. Because human being individually or in a bunch has limited glory/wealth and merriment etc., and too is not permanent.

Bhanuprasad: Who put desire in our mind? Who lead our thought? Who make ‘vikar ‘ or ‘vasana’ in our sense? Why we lost our will power? Or why we are in bad mood? So many things I don’t understand.
Swami Ram Swarup: It is the quality of prakriti which has three qualities — raj, tam and sato gunnas. The said three gunas has all such type of bad qualities. Soul has a nature of attraction. After taking birth and surrounded by the human body with mind, chitta etc., made by prakriti, the soul has to adopt one path amongst two i.e., bad or good. Mostly due to lack of good preach the soul is attracted towards bad because soul is already surrounded with human body made of prakriti and the materialistic articles of the world too made of prakriti, i.e., bad path. Soul actually requires a spiritual master who knows Vedas and yoga philosophy to guide properly. We lost the will power etc., being attracted towards prakriti and materialistic articles of the world too made by prakriti. We need spiritual advice always to control.

Kumar: Are Rakshasa an Devas two part of God? Can we say Rakshasa and Devas are negative and positive side of imbalances respectively whereas God is a
balance/homeostatic side of nature or of any being or thing in nature? Can any deviation from God/nature’s(prakruti) balance either on positive or on negative side be thought as sin, whereas going toward this balance is “punya”?
Swami Ram Swarup: Rakashas and devas become due to the bad or good deeds respectively and in this process God has no concern. The soul is free to do good or bad deeds. But the result is awarded by God. Soul himself has to decide for good or bad deeds and not prakriti etc. because prakriti is non-alive matter whereas soul is alive one.

Supratim Sarkar: What is Ashwamedha yagya? Give me some historical evidence if possible.
Swami Ram Swarup: In Vedas the meaning of ashwmegh yagya is a yagya whcvih is performed mostly by kings for the well being of nation. It is to be noted here that ashwa means nation and not horse. Sri Ram performed so many ashwamegh yagya.

Dharmishta: What does my name mean?
Swami Ram Swarup: Dharm means the pious deeds result of which gives long happy life, here in the present life and even after death in the next life. Isht means desired. So the meaning is, “who is desirous of doing pious deeds”.

PK: I would like to do better. I am good at what I do and I know I have the talent too. Tme is running out for me. I work in the computers/customer service field. Which God/Goddess should I pray to? For how long? Are there any mantras you can recommend or any other ways/means to improve my career.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you for a long happy life. As regards worship, there is only one formless almighty God. Gayatri mantra must be recited both times and if possible havan from gayatri mantra must be performed daily as it is the best worship of God. Sure it will be beneficial in the life. In the 3rd chapter of Geeta it is mentioned that all the deeds are originated from Vedas and Vedas from God. The God has given birth to perform yagya to get long happy life.

RM: What do Vedas state about the caste system. I understand that it is based on the ‘qualities’ of a person that his caste is designated. Could you please enlighten us on this, and reference of Veda mantras.
Swami Ram Swarup: In chapter 31/11 of Yajurveda and in other Vedas also the caste is based on pious or bad deeds of present life and not by birth. It is clear that Vedas never preach about any caste system. Vedas teach for similarity and love to all human beings.

K. Krithivasan: Is drinking liquor prohibited. I do drink, but also constantly pray and remember the Lord almighty, with humble realization that I am nothing without him.
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes. Please wine and meat are strictly prohibited in Vedas. I have written a lot on this matter, which is placed on this website quoting Ved mantras.

V Chandramouli: Please let me know about the need for performing rituals in weddings? The mantras are vital. But they are obtained for a cost in performing the weddings. Your advise please.
Swami Ram Swarup: Mantras makes pious affect on the chitta forever to make the future of family life bright. However it is sad that one has to make huge expenses to arrange learned person. Here I solemnize such marriages without expenses.

K P Mohan: Where can I get original unadulterated text of all the Vedas with English translations and meanings. Is it true that the most of the inventions have their
roots in Vedas. Is so why we Indians were not able to explore and invent the same?

Swami Ram Swarup: Yes it is true that all the scientific/spiritual/deeds inventions are originated from four Vedas only. In this connection Manusmriti shlok 2/6 also refers. Suppose a new born baby is nursed in dense jungle but is not provided with any education or is not dealt with any languages. Definitely even at the age of 30-40 or so on he will not be able to talk or follow any language, maths, science etc., because he was not provided with the such education. So the fundamental law comes that knowledge is only attained when it is given by someone. So science, maths or knowledge to write books is first attained. And the source to attain is eternal knowledge of Vedas given direct by God at the time of beginning of the earth to four rishis of unsexual creation and then is spread by rishis, munis traditionally.

Ram Kumar: Where is the soul inside the body?
Swami Ram Swarup: While awakening in right eye, in dream throat and while in deep sound sleep, in heart.

Sundar: Who were you in previous life?
Swami Ram Swarup: Such secrets are never told please by any yogi because it is of no use. Use is always of present life to do the pious deeds according to the Vedic philosophy to get salvation.

Sundar: What is deference between soul and spirit? Why in India has 330,000 Gods? Why so much contradiction between Gods? If God is formless as you said why there are so many wild and ugly form of God? How come it is like 99% of humans’ use 2005 as a year, based on what this 2005 came in to human minds?
Swami Ram Swarup: Souls and spirits are one and the same. For example water or pani/jal are the name of one matter i.e., water. In Vedas there is only one formless God to worship who creates, nurses and destroy the universe. He is omnipresent, almighty omniscient, beyond calculation and beyond imagination. No one is even equivalent to the God. So due to lack of knowledge of Vedas and practise of ashtang yoga and performing of yajyen from Ved mantras as used to perform in the ancient times the people are performing idol worship.

Rashmi Sahu: Which havan kund is better for performing? Havan made of iron or copper. Please guide me.
Swami Ram Swarup: Iron is better please. Uou may be knowing Shri Khushwant Singh famous journalist who has written an article in Hindustan Times dated 3rd Dec. 05 which has also been placed on this web site. Being an atheist, his article is remarkable and must be read.

Kumar: Can a person become “Godlike” and be worshiped alike God? How can a person become “Godlike”? Which qualities he should have to be treated as “Godlike”?
Swami Ram Swarup: If a person can be a God then why not he can create, nurse and destroy the universe. I.e., man can never be a God, please. How a man can be omnipresent, omniscient and almighty?

Kumar: It is thought that God is one, formless, indescribable still omnipresent. Can anyone see God or experience his presence? If yes, how?
Swami Ram Swarup: God is only realized within heart. To realize God study of Vedas and practice of ashtang yoga is essential under guidance of a spiritual master who
knows Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy.

Kumar: Can God be self destructive or self-creator in view of his omnipotent quality? If no, how this quality is valid and if yes, how it can be possible? It just appear to me by this sense that such God may not be a “prime/basic” force and concepts of “Premeshwari” as prime/basic force should be valid.
Swami Ram Swarup: God is eternal and immortal. Actually God has unlimited qualities and He can not be made and destroyed. The matter which is made will sure one day be destroyed. So God is far from such qualities.

Diane: What is the Sanskrit word for ‘friend’?
Swami Ram Swarup: In Sanskrit friend is called Mitrah.

Anonymous: How to handle demoralization?
Swami Ram Swarup: The life is a struggle to face happily. Main matter in the life is to work hard with full concentration and devotion towards right path. Then God helps those who help themselves. This is not only your case of demoralization but several people are sick of the same. At this time encouragement and hard working to kill the problem is necessary. Special prayer and worship to God also help to those people only who try to kill the problem while doing hard working with firm mind with encouragement. So please never be demoralized. However if possible you can send your problem also for right advice.

Kalaivaani: Why do people with sevva dosh are only allowed to marry people with sevva dosh only. Isn’t love alone is enough to unite two heart? How far does this has to influence in one life? If there is no mention of sevva dosh in Vedas, from where does it origin from and why are people practising it?
Swami Ram Swarup: There is no any kind of sevva dosh mentioned in Vedas, which is eternal knowledge direct from God. Still it is not mentioned in ancient holy books also. So need not to worry. However one should always love each other with soul to soul and not only mere on physical charms. For this one should listen holy preach and do worship while discharging other moral duties. One side to realize truth is God made i.e., Vedas then shastras etc., and second is man made so to fulfill the self motto sarp dosh and other false paths have been created for the last about 5000 years i.e., after Mahabhart war.

Happy: Laying on the back is prevented for pregnant ladies. Is savasan advisable for pregnant ladies?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes please. Shavasn is beneficial.

Happy: How to prevent increase in BP?
Swami Ram Swarup: Must take always vegetarian food, avoid fatty food, must go for a long morning walk in a quick running. Try to loose the weight. Do daily sahvasan both times for 20 minutes at least. Fried food must be avoided, use only oil and not ghee. Take at least 20 glass of water in a day. Take at least 2 or 3 glass of water in the morning at a time in an empty stomach. Try to do asan, pranayaam and meditation daily.

Shriram: Can I cure my eyes through reciting any mantra?
Swami Ram Swarup: Sorry there is no such mantra please. However, use a mixture of equal quantity of juice of onion and honey, may give good result.

Sneha: Is marrying someone is the aim of the gift called life? What is the
actual purpose of this life please guide me?
Swami Ram Swarup: Actual purpose of this life is realize God while discharging all moral family duties like Shri Ram and Sita. So please concentrate yourself to learn family duties and worship of God. I have written a book in Hindi named “Manav Dharam Shiksha” worth Rs. 21.00 and can be sent on receipt of your postal address. Then you may put question again if any. One should never be nervous.

Anonymous: I am doing worship alongside work. I am thinking of renouncing the world and taking a sanyas.
Swami Ram Swarup: You have been doing worship while doing asan/meditation or study of Geeta etc., so it is a spiritual life and is good for you. Secondly whatever
good thoughts are coming is due to your previous lives sanaskaar. Now you need a real spirtual master who knows Vedas and yoga philosophy to solve your problems. Society is not bad and one has to live within the society only. However the evil thoughts within the
society like false statement, theft, sins etc., are bad and harmful to the human life. So the said evils are to be left and not society. When you’re good then even bad society ill not be able to harm you. Better if person does meditation, worship etc., i.e., spiritual task while living in a family. Sanyaas is only for those who have got the result of worship and have become ascetic. So please seek a spiritual Guru as stated above. I am away and can’t teach you there. However I have written some spiritual books and will be sure beneficial for you which can be sent on receipt of your postal address, please.

Gyandeo: Why did God take avatar in India only? Is India a holy land so God took avatar there? Or is it because God took avatar there that it became holy?
Swami Ram Swarup: God does not favour anybody or to any place etc. Secondly avtaar is not possible i.e., God has never taken avtaar for which I have written several times in detail. You’re requested to see the web site please for the same.

Anitha Sandhu: How to get peace in family life?
Swami Ram Swarup: Actually due to lack of knowledge of spiritualism/Vedas mostly the families have to face trouble, sorrows tension etc., etc. Vedas say to get
progress in spiritualism as well as in worldly pious affairs like moral duties, study of science, maths/education etc., etc. Peace is attained only from spiritualism and not only from materialism. So due to lack of spiritual knowledge the human being are mostly after the pomp and show, materialistic articles and glitter etc., etc., and entangled in fraud, greediness, false statement, theft, corruption in the family, society as well as with the nation and world. So please try to obtain spiritual knowledge by listening Vedas preach doing daily havan and practicing asan, pranayaam and meditation under guidance of local/nearest spiritual master. This knowledge must be gained by whole family. If not possible then for the sake of the children please adjust yourself and get the spiritual knowledge alone to get peace.

Honey Chugani: I have been to many devi mata pujas and havans especially during Navratri. Now Pujya Babaji, do people really go into trance?
Does God actually enter their bodies? If so, how can God possess anyone’s body? I find it all hard to believe but for courtesy sake I attend these havans and seek these ladies blessings too. I always try my best to do good and whatever I do, be it sewa or whatever my duties or responsibilities, I do them without any selfish motives. I do not expect any kind of gratitude or reward but I just like to help and do good whenever I can. Pujya Babaji, is it true that if we do good in this birth, we have to
return back to this earth to reap our punya? I find all this a little difficult to understand. If I do all this with nishkaam bhaav, then why do people say that this will add up to my punya and I have to come back here again. What does all this mean? Out of fear of re-birth am I suppose to be selfish? God this is all too confusing.
Swami Ram Swarup: The world has been created by Almighty God only. God has made rules and regulations to control the world and He has mentioned the same in Vedas. Whatever there is Vedas all is true. Secondly whatever is there in other holy books according to the Vedas is also true. But all that which is against the Vedas is not true and thus is not accepted. So Vedas do not tell, about such devi and to enter the other body etc. As regards God, He is already omnipresent i.e., everywhere. So who is the next God to come from anywhere to enter the body? Seva/responsibilities. Moral duties are in Vedas and must be discharged according to Vedas. Listening/Study of Vedas and accordingly to do havan daily and practicing asan, pranayaam and meditation is also duty of human being mentioned in Vedas. Then human beings know his moral duties and pious deeds to do. So all this is punya,
which further creates and develop knowledge and thus one realizes God. So punya are not baseless. If there will be no punya how will one be a gentle and honest
person? So it is false statement being spread that punya must not be done otherwise one will have to come back on the earth. Without punya there is nothing. Nishkaam bhaav will also be gained by doing punya. To avoid rebirth there is a necessity of a Guru who knows four Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy under whose guidance a disciple gets progress, in spiritualism as well as in family life.

Amar: I would like to learn ashtang yoga and study Vedas. Please send me details of your next camp.
Swami Ram Swarup: Next Yoga camp will be held in last week of April
06, please.

Michelle: I have to finish my MA this year and I have not even began.
Is there something that i can do to make me interested in my studies?
Swami Ram Swarup: Pooja/reciting the mantras etc., never do anything
i.e., never give result until the person does hard working according to the prayer/mantra. So please try to get up early in the morning for a long morning walk
and light exercises daily. The motto of a student is to do hard study and to take care of his health by good qualities. Otherwise he is not a student, he is wasting his life. Please be alert, go ahead and by hard working, concentration. Devotion and dedication makes your future bright.

Abhinav: It is generally said that desire is bad but is a desire to help others, o make others life better, s such a desire bad? Please clarify.
Swami Ram Swarup: There are two types of path of life. Shrey and Pray i.e., good and bad. So desires also of two types-good and bad. So please do desire to study Vedas, do havan, do asan, pranayaam, meditation, serve the parents and elders, worship daily, do hard working for a bright future. Etc., etc., etc.

Anonymous: I am a student. I am interested in getting married.
Swami Ram Swarup: Being a student it is your duty to get success in education and to take care of your health, please. Marriage issue is considered after becoming a good earning person.

Keshav Chandra Chaurasia: According to my knowledge all Hindu’s holy books are described only existence of 84 lacs yoni in the creation, not describe the concept of whose. So I request to you please tell me the name of person who has given the concept of 84 lacs yoni and describe its type in details where (book name or granth name).
Swami Ram Swarup: The description of such yonis is available in Shri Guru Granth sahib, Manusmriti and several spiritual books, please.

Akhilesh: I have read that world controlled by THREE DEV – Brama, Vishnu and Mahash (GOD, G for Generator, O for Operator and D for Destroyer). Please guide me.
Swami Ram Swarup: This is not mentioned in Vedas please. Vedas are knowledge direct from God. God is one. He is Almighty. Almighty means has all unlimited powers within Him, so He needs no any assistant to do the job of creation/world. God only creates, nurses and destroys the universe and again creates.

Ninad Thakur: My mother always says that we are vanshaj of Bhagwan
Parshuram. But I want the proof of my origin, or want to know from which caste I am and I want to know whether Bhagwan Parshuram was Brahmin or not?
Swami Ram Swarup: God has not made any caste system, in His Vedas.
Yajurveda mantra 31/11 states that according to the deeds a person is brahmin, kshatriya etc., and not by birth. Parshuram ji first was a king i.e., kshatriya and afterwards when he left the kingdom and started tapsya in jungle then he was considered a brahmin.

Suruthi Sriram: Each man is responsible for his karma. No one can change/modify this. So he has to reap his own goal but no one know his karma/ the law of nature. Yogis/mahans know this but they won’t tell this. They can help to certain extent to reduce the burden by telling certain parikarams then why so much of nature calamity and other disasters? Is there any way or path to remove this? The only answer is prayer. Am I correct? If so where is karma?
Swami Ram Swarup: 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 cannot be faced in one life. So the karmas which can be faced in one life are called prarabhadh (luck-destiny). So God has not made our luck at His own, but Almighty God has taken the deeds which we have already done. Yajurveda mantra 7/48 clarifies that human being is free to do any deed good or bad but God only awards the result. Now the balance
deeds from sanchit deeds will be counted in the next life. Now the deeds which we do in our 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. 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.
God creates the universe according to his eternal law framed in Vedas which are always unchangeable and unchallengeable. We have to follow the law of God
always to get long happy life. By doing real worship as per Vedas the karmas are
burnt and the person gets salvation.

S. Seshagiri Rao: What are the main features of the Vedic tradition which link it to Yoga?
Swami Ram Swarup: For example Vedas say worship of one God only who
creates, nurse and des troy the universe. He is formless, omnipresent, omniscient, beyond calculation and beyond description etc., God does not take avtar. One has to do daily havan with Ved mantras which is the best worship of God. One has to do ashtang yoga practice etc., etc..

S. Seshagiri Rao: What are the main identifying features of the sanatana culture?
Swami Ram Swarup: Actually santan means eternal and eternal is Vedas

S. Seshagiri Rao: What do Yoga Upanishads says about Yoga?
Swami Ram Swarup: One must do ashtang yoga practicwe according to
the Vedas.

S. Seshagiri Rao: How to be more subtle in Samadhi?
Swami Ram Swarup: To get progress gradually in ashtang yoga i.e.,
Yam, niyam, asan, pranyaam, pratyahar, dharna, dhyan and samadhi. Loneliness, daily hard practice at least both times first early in the morning from 3 O’ clock
to at least 6 or 7 O’ clock then at least four or three hours in evening/night. Brahamhary, study of Vedas daily and other holy books written by Rishis and
to do pious deeds accordingly is necessary.

S. Seshagiri Rao: How relevent is Hatha Yoga today?
Swami Ram Swarup: Hath yoga is not mentioned in Vedas plase.

Dhananjaya: In Ramayan, it is told that King Ram punishes a shudra for hearing Vedas and also one more shudra for doing penance who wanted to reach Swarga loka. How can God be right in discriminating in this way?
Swami Ram Swarup: This all false statement please because neither it
is mentioned in Valmiki Ramayana nor in Tulsikrit Ramyana.

Manisha Thakur: I believe God is one for all of us, then why we differentiate between people based on religion?
Swami Ram Swarup: The present sects/religions have not been made by God. At the time of beginning of the earth God only gave us knowledge of Vedas wherein only humanity exists and not sects etc. Yes God is one for all but this fact is not being experienced due to lack of real worship of God.

Kshama: What is mann?
Swami Ram Swarup: Mann is non-alive matter made of non-alive prakriti. Mann receive all informations of world through five senses i.e., eye, ear, nose, tongue and skin and further passes to mind and mind passes the same to alive soul. The soul passes order accordingly and five perceptions i.e., hands, legs, mouth, etc., work. One should control the mann so that mann thinks only pious path/ deeds. This is only possible by real worship of God.

MSN Prasad: Guru Nanakji said that there are so many lokas above Vaikuta that’s why Radhasoami faith and Ramachandra faith (Shahjahanpur) were born. Kabirdas
also mentioned in his poems/shadas like AAGAM & ALOK lokas. Where as Hindu philosophy jyothirmai is the highest loka? Who created trimurthis? Whoever comes from their lokas used to propaganda their loka that’s why differences between Lord Vishnu & Lord Shiva devotees quarreled each other in puranas? Swamiji can you agree with this?

Swami Ram Swarup: There is eternal knowledge of four Vedas given direct by almighty God. In the Vedas there are three lokas i.e., dyulok, (sun, moon, stars and all shinning planets), prithvilok where we live and antriksh lok i.e., space. The human body is called Braham lok because in the human body only Braham i.e., God is realised. No other swarg or narak lokas exist.

Navneet: Please let me know if Prarbdha karma can be changed and is there a role that a Guru plays in that? Also do we need to stay physically near to the Guru in order to progress spiritually?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes prarabhdha karmas and sacnhit karmas are burnt by practitising ashtang yoga philosophy and Yagya. And this all is done under guidance of a spiritual Guru who knows Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy.

Bhavana Vivek Chogale: The altar in my house is facing towards the east. I want to know if I can also face towards the east in the morning to chant mantras, such as gayatri mantra & read holy books. Cause doing so I will be showing my back to the altar.
Swami Ram Swarup: For your own satisfaction you may do whatever you like please but fundamentally God is everywhere and you may chant gayarti mantra only by sitting in any room or in open by sitting towards east in the morning and with face toward west in the evening please.

Neelaloshini: Why is it sometimes our prayers is not answered. We worship the GOD but yet we do not receive the result?
Swami Ram Swarup: Worship or any pious deed must be selflessly please then only we can get good result and peace will always be there.

Anil Raghunath Sah: Let me Know. Who am I, Why am I, Reason for my coming to this place, where will I go, Why should I live?
Swami Ram Swarup: In human body a soul resides. We are not body, we are souls. Body is non-alive and will be destroyed whereas soul is alive and immortal. Everybody say that it is his head, it is his eye etc., nobody says he is head or eye etc. So the relationship between two separate matters. For example father is separate and son is separate that is why father says he is my son. So we say this is our body that is body is separate and we are separate from body. So you’ re also an alive and immortal soul
residing in the body. Reason to take birth in human body is to realize God to attain salvation. Reason behind everybody wants pleasure and not sorrows, problems, tension or death etc. And without realization of God permanent merriment/salvation is not possible. One will go to the next birth according to his good or bad deeds, if he has not attained salvation, please. The soul is eternal and immortal. So there is no its reason to be.

Sumir: Is there any possibility just by practicing pranayam I get my chakras
awakened. What is the benefit I get after awakening my chakras?
Swami Ram Swarup: Before doing pranayaam yam, niyam and asan are to be learnt and practised. So this knowledge of yoga philosophy is learnt personally from a Yogi please. Certainly by pranayaam, chakras are awakened but pranayaam is also done to worship God first.

Ankita: Which kand in Ramayana is related to Shri Ram’s vanvaas?
Swami Ram Swarup: In Ayodhya kand.

Sushil Khandelwal: One question, why the God hides our karma whether theyare good or bad we did in our previous janam and give the phal according. Why we are not able to know the previous janam deeds to make us satisfied that what ever we have now it is because of our good or bad deeds of our previous karmas. Please enlighten me sir.
I hope, I am not disturbing you or bother you.
Swami Ram Swarup: Whatever God does is always beneficial for human beings. Suppose in previous lives, one has killed many persons, ladies etc., did worst sins like rapes, theft, or was dog, snake, etc., and now in present birth he is preacher, then he would have been weeping time and again by remembering his past life. In present life also when a serious and blunder incident is remembered then even one starts weeping etc. So the life could have been worst.

Armu: Is there some mantra to prevent robbery, and bodily harm?
Swami Ram Swarup: Worship of God protects everybody. One should do
daily havan from Gayatri mantra and must repeat the holy name of God both times daily. In this connection guidance in person from a Yogi is essential please.

Manuel: I have some questions about the method of doing Havan at home (maybe due my upbringing in a different culture). What is this “havan kund” we have to put the twigs into? What is havan samagri? Is there a substitute for this product in case I cant find it? Also I do not have ghee where I am living now, are there any other substitutes for it such as olive oil?
Swami Ram Swarup: Havan kund is made of iron and you’re advised to please contact any local pandit or Arya Samaj Mandir who will tell you about the same. The method of doing havan is placed on this web site and you’re requested to kindly locate from the site please. Havan samgri is also available in either Arya Samaj Mandir or kirayana shopkeeper. If not available then you may put question again please. Substitute of ghee is olive oil.

Aditya: In adwaitvad option,you mention that Vedas support treitvaad means God, soul & prakriti are three different things. Please give me solution of this question.
Vedas said that God is Omnipresent & present in the every atom of this world. It means the whole Prakriti is made of God.it means there is no difference between Prakriti & God as both are same.then how is Treitvaad (God, soul, prakriti) is possible?
Swami Ram Swarup: God is omnipresent but prakriti and souls have no such qualities as are of God. Prakriti is non-alive whereas God is alive. God is within sun, sun is made of prakriti but sun is not within any worldly matter. Prakriti makes universe, i.e., from prakriti sun, moon, air, human bodies, etc., are made. But the said items are not made of God. So differences are due to the qualities please. If prakriti and God could have been same then God could not be considered omnipresent. God is everywhere. But everything is not God.

Dharamraj Patil: How many Upnishads?
Swami Ram Swarup: Upanishads are 108 but some learned persons consider only 11 upnishads as true.

Prasanna: I have found many mind-blowing answers in the Q&A section about our Vedas and history. Now I would like to know about Sri Krishna had shown his universal form to Arjuna in Kurukshetra, If he is not a paramatma swarup then how can he show his universal form? Also he repeated several times the word ‘twaya
aham’, ‘mayavyaktam’ etc. which is only Almighty God can say?
Swami Ram Swarup: Shri krishna studied Vedas and did ashtang yoga practice under guidance of Rishi Sandeepan while staying in his ashram with Sudama and thus Shri Krishna found his name a “yogeshwar”. He who attained ‘Darmmegh Samdhi’ according to Yog Shastra sutra 4/1to 9, he attains moksh and realizes God. Such yogi becomes equivalent to God but not God. He attains all powers from God and can say the words quoted by you, please. Avtarvad is not possible according to four Vedas and I have explained a lot about the same. You’re also welcome again please. I have written detailed comments on Patanjali Yog Darshan and the book can be sent if you’re desirous of please.

Dr. Udai Narain Sinha: Is there a mention to Chitragupta in Vedas? If so Where? Are Kayasthas Hindu or foreigners? Do the Vedas talk about hell and Heaven
or it is an after creation of philosophy to restrain mankind from doing bad or evil to others?
Swami Ram Swarup: Chitragupt/Yamraj is God himself. No separate Chitrgupt/Yamraj, hell or heaven has been mentioned in Vedas. God being Almighty has all powers to control the universe and requires no assistant being. God is thus fully independent. We, the souls in bodies are dependent. Soul requires eyes to see, ears to listen, nose to smell, tongue to taste, legs to walk, hands to work, mind to think, etc., etc., but not God because God is independent. So God does not require any Chitrgupt or any devi-devta to create, nurse or destroy the universe. God is himself empowered. Secondly this earth is itself hell, or heaven. Souls take bodies according to good or bad deeds. So to face bad deeds with problems, tensions, sickness or other worries etc., is hell and to face the result of good deeds in the shape of happiness, merriment with good worldly articles etc, is heaven. However one has to cross such heavens also to attain salvation.

Ashish: In my social circle I happen to see quite a few people offering their hair to God diligently once every year i.e. they go for their annual mundan. What is the physical/emotional and most importantly spiritual benefits of “Annual Mundan” for an adult man?
Swami Ram Swarup: There are two types of worship at present. First God made and second made by prophets etc. Vedas are the knowledge direct from God and not man. In Vedas the mundan ceremony is once is performed when a child is of three years plus. The ceremony is even performed by organising Vedic yagya and therefore is considered pious effect on the mind of the child for a bright future. Thereafter no such ceremony is performed according to Vedas.

Sushil Khandelwal: The only the human body is blessed by the GOD to search its own guru. This shows that all the animals not need any guru they are blessed by the God directly. Again it is a minus point for us. Giving the example of sourcing the water in the jungle, there is no question of sourcing because as per our belief, a living body is made of five elements and the water is one of them. So where the water is so there is the life whether it is animal or human and mind you human is also a social animal and water is not the God.
Swami Ram Swarup: Animals comes in bhog yoni i.e., they can create any new deeds at their own. And human beings comes under Karam Yoni i.e., we are free to do any good or bad deeds at our own as per Yajurveda mantra 7/48. So it is clear that animal needs no guru to do new deeds of worship etc., but they have to face the result of their deeds only of previous lives. Water is even searched even by human beings to live upon otherwise all will die. If a man even in a home will not search water and go to kitchen to take he will also die one day. Animal is animal and human beings are human beings so there is difference between human beings and animals. Animals are not social. They have not provided with such mind. Only to learn the phrases will not learn the purpose. Vedas including every religious book shout that human body is valuable than animals.

Dr. Raj Bhalla: There are mantra’s where we we touch various parts of our body (Om Bahon Me Bal Mastu). There are two questions, (1) What is the significance of the water? (2) Why middle two fingers are used?
Swami Ram Swarup: Water is considered the purest element. So with mantra it is touched with the pray to God that our body parts become pure and strong etc. Fore finger generally point out the faults of others showing the finger towards the particular person. Whereas other three fingers duly bent indicate towards oneself. So mostly forefinger is not used.

Rajesh T. Nair: It seems that you have profound knowledge in Vedas and other books. What is Vedanta philosophy? Does it mean the end of Vedas? Who started this philosophy? Whether its sayings are in contrast to Vedas? Can I acquire any books written by you?
Swami Ram Swarup: There are two kinds of Vedanta. Vedanta shastra written by Vyas Muni which is according to Vedas. Second is new Vedanta which says that soul and everything is God. And they say, “AHAM BRAHM ASMI”. So new Vedanta is not according to Vedas please because Vedas say that there are three eternal and immortal truths— Almighty God, souls and prakriti. Yes please the book can be sent on receipt of your postal address, please.

Vijay: Can you please clarify whether husband and wife both can offer rot to Hanuma baba ?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you for happy life. Vedas say worship of formless, omnipresent, omniscient God. And services must be done for alive dignitaries like alive mother, father, atithi, acharya and not after death. However it is up to own wish to do worship. I only preach knowledge-based on Vedas please.

Rashmi Sahu: What is the procedure to give arghaya to surya, what mantras to be recited while giving arghaya. Please guide me. What is the importance and reason associated with this arya sanskar please tell me?
Swami Ram Swarup: This type of worship is not in Vedas please. surya is non-alive matter. And can not be worshipped. there is only one formless omnipresent almighty God to be worshipped who has made sun, moon, and universe. And the God is worshipped by yagya, name jaap and yoga philosophy.

Anonymous: I wish to attend yoga classes and am also interested in the study of Vedas and mantrapushpanjali. I also wish to visit Ved Mandir.
Is it possible to come and stay there for rest of the life learning and serving for humanity?
Swami Ram Swarup: Your views are highly appreciated. You’re always welcome to visit here and everything will be decided on your visit please.

Abdul Wadud: I have another question for you in your reply you mentioned that according to Vedas there is no concept of Hell and Heaven after death and they are part of human lives and results of their deeds on the contrary Quran talks about day of resurrection where every human will be accounted and will be awarded hell or heaven based on their deeds. The concept in both the revelation appear to be completely different, Can you write to me your opinion on both the concepts as both are divinely inspired from one God Almighty so what could be the logic for
these differences.
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes please. Hell and heaven are there but the definition of the hell in Vedas is to face the result of bad deeds in the form of sorrows, problems, sickness, and other serious problems, etc. by taking births again and again. And heaven means to enjoy happy life with all assets etc. on this earth. Third stage is moksh in which soul remains with God and enjoys merriment.

V. S. N. Kumar: Please suggest any 2 important yogas because I have very less time and suggest me.
Swami Ram Swarup: In Vedas there is only one yoga philosophy i.e., ashtang yoga philosophy, in which Yam, niyam, asan, pranayaaam, pratyahaar, dharna, dhyan and samadhi are taught. However this all is learnt from a spiritual master in person.

Sanjay Ahlawat: What kind of an adult should a child grow?
Swami Ram Swarup: It depend on good education both worldly as well as spiritually., under guidance of a spiritual master please.

Tulashi Ram Pahadi: I want to study Veda but how I can do it?
Swami Ram Swarup: Your views are appreciated please. If you know Hindi then you’re advised first to study two or three books based on Vedas knowledge which can be sent to you on receipt of your postal address. After studying those books you’ll be advised further, please.

Hemant Rathod: How to handle problems?
Swami Ram Swarup: You’re advised to work hard at your level best with concentration, devotion and dedication please. Secondly problems come also due to the result of deeds of past lives which are burnt only by worship of God. So you’re advised to perform daily havan even from gayatri mantra please which will give you sure benefit.

Amit Dua: You told that according to some scholars Sri Krishna mentioned in Mahabharat and Angiras Shishya Krishna in Upnishads and Kushthiki Brahman was same diginity. But Upnishads were written before Mahabharata. Was Upnishads containing Krishna’s stroy and Kaushtiki Brahman were written later than rest of Upnishads or the story of Krishna is later addition in Upnishads?
Swami Ram Swarup: So there is doubt whether the guru of Shri Krishna was the same. However it will also be verified that whether upanishads were written before Mahabhart. I shall let you know again please.

Mukesh Ahluwalia: Please explain me the meaning of mantra: SAT CHIT ANAND MEIN AAP JI KA SIMRAN KAREIN.
Swami Ram Swarup: The correct word is, “Sachidanand”, please. And sachidanand is not a mantra. Sat means truth, which is immortal and here this is God, chit means chetan i.e., alive who is also God. And anand means who has unlimited merriment to shower on aspirant and He is also God. So all the said qualities are of almighty, omnipresent, omniscient, and immortal God who has actually unlimited qualities.

L.Subramanya: According Puranas, where exactly it is stated that Shani attacked Citta?
Swami Ram Swarup: All 18 Purans are not fully according to Vedas please. So Nagrah Poojan etc. are not authentic because the same is not mentioned in Vedas.

Biplob Ganguli: True knowledge is pure. We all belong to the true knowledge.
What made the knower to defect and fall in the false? No thought, no worries, only satchitananda, where from do the false originate? Why will the knower indulge in falsehood?
Swami Ram Swarup: Falsehood is originated from false. False is that which is generated on date and time, takes growth and then finished. For- example a mango tree is
generated, takes growth, growth is stopped one time then tree starts its deterioration and then finished. Same is with human body, sun, moon, earth and every materialistic article of the world. Mainly false is illusion which is generated from prakriti’s three gunas i.e., raj, tam and satv gunn from which human, animal, birds, bodies earth, moon, sun, air water and every smallest and the biggest article of the universe is made, so illusion to the soul is produced by the said three gunnas. Due to ignorance soul is attached with illusion. Soul in original, no doubt is immortal, alive the purest and detached from every illusion but soul has forgotten his original shape and thus indulged in illusion. A Vedic guru and Yogi is essential to preach the soul.

Anonymous: I have two children who are girls. My brother also has girl childs. There are no boys in family.
Swami Ram Swarup: We all live in this world where actually importance of money, pomp and show and sons etc., are only considered and that is why the humanity is being crushed. The people who are having lot of money, sons, buildings, status, etc., etc., have no real happiness. And this is only due to lack of eternal knowledge of Vedas. In Vedas importance is considered for truth only. Nowadays so called gurus also based on bookish knowledge only teaches truth that soul is immortal, etc., etc., but most of them need unlimited money, sons, building, cars, aeroplane’s journey and all valuable assets also. So it is a surprising that duly indulged with illusion most of the present saints talk to keep the people away from illusion. So our eyes must be on truth and truth is soul and God and not body. In Vedas there is no difference between boy and girl, because body is boy and girl, and not soul. Soul resides in body, therefore even animals, birds etc., are pitiable by human beings, because their bodies have the same soul. King Janak has two daughters only, Mata Sita and Urmila he had no son, the King Janak with his own qualities and the good qualities which he gave to his daughters is being remembered uptil now. On the other hand Bhisham pitamaha, Bal brahamcharini Gargi, who was king Janak’s guru, Yagvalkya Muni having two wives had no issue but due to their tapsya and good qualities the said dignitaries are being remembered. Five Pandavs i.e., Yudhishtir, Bhim, Arjuna, Nakul and Sahdev had five sons and their sons were died in young age but
Panadvas are still remembered due to their own good qualities about knowing truth from Vedas.

So your two loving daughters are adorable. Kindly try to give them highest education and Vedic knowledge too. Yet you may take one more chance to get son if you’re still desirous of. You should do daily havan from Gayatri mantras. And must recite Gayatri mantra both times daily. IMPORTANCE BEING CONSIDERED OF HAVING SON NOW A DAYS IS TOTALLY BASELESS AND AGAINST THE VEDAS.

Mukesh Khepran: Lom vilom pranayam is helping me a lot since I have
allergies from cold eatables. But it is killing my sleep. Is it related to some (ingla and pingla) naadi? Is it affecting Sukhammna naadi? Or lom vilom pranayam is always used in conjunction with other yoga (which I am missing)?
Swami Ram Swarup: Lom-vilom pranyaam is meant to purify the nervous system. Pranayaam is started after learning and adopting Yam, Niyam and asans without which pranayam is harmful please. This pranayaam has no concern with ingla, pingla
shushamna nadi etc. The said yoga philosophy must be learnt from a Yoga teacher who knows Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy.

Shilpa: I want to know about swar yog in detail.
Swami Ram Swarup: Sorry please because such yoga is not in Vedas
so I have never considered the same.

Keshava Chandra: In which book was written first: “Gurur Bramha
Gurur Vishnu…………….. ” sloke & who is the writer?
Swami Ram Swarup: I think it is in Guru geeta written by some saint
from Bombay. It is not Ved mantra and not written in any Upanishad, shastra and even not written by any ancient or present rishi.

Vishal: Please do let me know about the last book of the Veda I mean , is there a book which reveals the future about the mankind?
Swami Ram Swarup: This all what you have asked has not been mentioned in Vedas please. Vedas tell that real worship, study of Vedas, Yagya, ashtang yoga practice
discharging of moral duties, hard working, and all pious deeds mentioned in Vedas makes future bright. So luck has been given in our hands by God because we have to face the result of our own deeds.

Susie: When Hindus are having an operation do they mind if people of the opposite gender are in the operating theatre, do they require a chaperone? Do Hindus need to take any religious items into the operating theatre with them? What should be done if a Hindu person dies during an operation?
Swami Ram Swarup: Certainly women may mind but the question of life is main and such things are ignored. As regards religious items it depends on particular person that whom he worships. For example if Hindu worship formless God then they prefer reciting OM within their heart and so on. This is also a matter of personal faith in case of
death while operating. A Hindu worshipping formless God and considering Vedas he will do nothing more except taking the body for cremation with family and related and other lovers. Some Hindus will take the body to a particular place Pehwa tirth etc., because the patient died on the table or bed etc., and so on.

Adesh: What’s difference between astha and shradha?
Swami Ram Swarup: Astha means your faithful concentration to a particular religious path etc. But in Vedas “Shradha”means Shrat + Dha. Shrat means eternal truth
i.e., God, soul and prakriti. And Dha means adopted. So shradha means to worship formless, omnipresent, omniscient, immortal, almighty God who takes no avtar
etc. this all is according to Yajurveda mantra 19/30.

Arun Kumar: I read on Vedmandir.com that Sita was with Ram during the Ashwamedha Yagya and Luv and Kush were born in the palace and Ram never sent her to jungle. Could you please give a proof in Valmiki Ramayana quoting the chapter/shalok etc. The reason I am asking for a proof is because, I want to tell this to my friends and it would be nice if I can give some evidence for my support.
Swami Ram Swarup: Yudh kand 66 sarg of Valmiki Ramayana that Sita was asked by Ram either to go with anyone amongst Sugriv, Vibhishan, etc., or to sit on pyre. When the pyre was made by Lakshman and Sita was just to adopt the burning pyre and was about to jump
in the pyre then Shri Ram immediately interrupted and asked Sita not to jump in pyre. Then Shri Ram told before everybody that he (Shri Ram) knew that Sita was the purest and can never think about any other person except him, but nobdoy knew the said fact due to which he asked Sita to go to pyre for knowing the purity of Sita by all. Shri Ram added there that he cannot separate Sita as a learned, wise, and glorious person cannot leave his qualities/fame. This is a proof that Shri Ram then never separated Sita.

Patil Dharamraj G.: I learn about four Vedas, 4 Vedas how many
sub Vedas?
Swami Ram Swarup: There are only four Vedas please. And there is no any sub Vedas.

Amrita: I want to make my senses more alert and aware about surroundings. How can I do so?
Swami Ram Swarup: This is only possible by doing practice of
ashtang yoga. Please learn asan, pranayaam and meditation locally. One should get up early in the morning and must also go for a morning walk.

Anita: What should I do to I improve the house situation?
Swami Ram Swarup: Mata Sita, Madalsa etc., were called Vidushi as
they listened Vedas and adopted its good qualities of family life. So please try to listen Vedas and do havan from Gayatri mantra daily. A book, “MANAV DHARAM SHIKSHA” written by me can be sent on receipt of your postal address if you’re desirous of, please. Everybody can make his future bright by doing hard working, pious deeds, devotion, dedication and worship of God. One must sure get progress in both ways i.e., spiritualism as well as in worldly progress. Please do daily havan also from gayatri mantra which will sure give you a good result. Children must be given good education with moral duties and spiritualism.

Bharat: Mantra to start hawan.
Swami Ram Swarup: Havan is always started by reciting gayatri mantra please.

Tejas: I read one sentence somewhere that Bahirang yog (yam, niyam, asana and pranayam) makes overall development in one’s personality. Is it true? How?
Swami Ram Swarup: No please. Yam to pratyahar are bahirang sadhan which makes an aspirant to control indiriyan. Yoga is always meant for realization of God and not meant for only good health and what a good health will do at last that is at last the health will have to go to pyre. And whose motto is to get good health from yoga that means he is after the good health to attract world with bad senses that is pride, etc.

Humaira: I want to now how you do the Karvaa Chauth?
Swami Ram Swarup: Because it is not mentioned is Vedas therefore we never celebrate please.

R. Prashanth: Recently During Shrard being performed for my grand father by my father, a question arised. Brahmin (male) is called to accept the food and offerings after the homam and other rituals. Which is believed as the brahmin is in form of my grand father. My question is why not a brahmin (lady) is called for shrard for my grand mother?
Swami Ram Swarup: Actually sharadh means to serve the parents, atithi and acharya (all alive) by providing food, clothes, money and all other good articles but not after death please being against the Vedas.

Smita: We get to know how brutally someone or the other is killed, murdered, etc. I remember guruji you have said one who performs yagya daily, practise yoga, pranayam and meditation slowly slowly he/she is forgiven for all his/her past bad deeds but guruji last time I asked you about a saint who was
killed by his disciple who use to give him slow poison everyday. I fear if such thing happens to us.
Swami Ram Swarup: Please always try to discharge your moral duties and do always pious deeds. God will sure protect you all.

Sumir: How can I practice bhramcharya and get my power of chakras?
Swami Ram Swarup: You are advised to please go to a alive yogi to learn Vedas and practice of ashtang yoga. Then everything will be okay.

Aditya: At which stage one shud Practise Keval Koombhak?
Swami Ram Swarup: He who has practised yam, niyam asan thorougly and has attained siddhi in the same then he should start doing first simple pranayam under guidance of a yogi and then must do kumbhak etc.

Aditya: India is always the place of great yogis but why is Krishna is different from other yogis? Why he is called Yogeshwar?
Swami Ram Swarup: Every yogi who has attained dharammegh samadhi is yogeshwar like Vyas Muni etc. it makes no different whether he is called yogi or rishi or muni, etc. Shri Krishna also learned four Vedas and did practice of ashtang yoga and called yogi/yogershwar/bhagwan etc. However avtarwad is not possible.

Aditya: How many souls are present in this world? As the population of this world is increasing rigrously (are the souls also increasing?). But I heard that (souls never died & never take birth) then both of these statements seem contradictory. What is the real truth?
Swami Ram Swarup: Souls are immortal and constant and unlimited too. Human population is increasing but on the other hand animal, birds and unseen insects are decreasing please.

Nitin Saini: A close (last 20 yrs) friend of mine has died due to heart fail in the age of 28. He was the only earning person in the family. He left his wife (an MBA) and daughter (2yrs old) in this world alone. What are the suggesstions and guidelines you would like to gave them, through which they can survive in this world independently?
Swami Ram Swarup: I am sorry to read this heart breaking incident. Please convey my blessings to the grieved family for their bright future. Now the lady must bear the situation and must make his mind firm to look after his child. She should pray God daily. She must do haven daily even with gayatri mantra which will give her great peace one day. She should look after the source of income; also. She is young and Vedas also permit for 2nd marriage if she is desirous of otherwise brahmcharya is the best path for whole of life. A book to perform yagya with Hindi description can be sent to the widow daugther on free of cost on receipt of her address if she is desirous of please.

Mrinmoi: Does God really exist?
Swami Ram Swarup: That is why you have put a question for Him please. No body claims that he has made the universe and without creator creation is impossible. If somebody has given to other person all material like cement, iron, bricks etc. then without mistri, mazdoor the building cannot be made.

Mrinmoi: What is the way to get moksha?
Swami Ram Swarup: One will have to seek a spiritual guru. Then he will have to listen Vedas and learn yoga philosophy from the guru. His (guru) Vedic preach will make an aspirant able to seek the God within his own heart.

Sagar Anmalla: I want to start doing havan. I am in London and I rarely see the sun in winter. How can I do havan?
Swami Ram Swarup: To perform havan in sun rays is beneficial to purify the atmosphere and when we perform havan without sun rays, it is always beneficial for spiritualism i.e. thus we get result to worship God 100%. So you please start your pious havan to worship God.

Dasaradhi: In india where will we get the authentic training for kriyayoga?
Swami Ram Swarup: From a yogi who knows Vedas and ashtang yoga please. You will have to seek him please.

Muk: As per which books we state that the first man on the earth is related to one perticular religion and which is that religion?
Swami Ram Swarup: One must study Vedas in this regards please. Rig Veda mandal l0 states that the religion was and is humanity which was known at that time with the word ARYA. Learned Mattaerlic in his book, “The Great Secret”, has written, “let us once give ear To Rig-veda, 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? Where
there waters and the bottomless deep? ” there was then 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 as 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 there hearts, discovered in non-being the link with being.” (Rigveda 10.129.1,2,4)

Arun: Please explain the meaning of the following sutra: “Anavrittih shabdadanavrittih shabdat( Braham sutra).”
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedanta shastra sutra 4/4/22 is ANAVRITTIHI SHABDADANAAVRITTHI SHABDAT. Its meaning is Anavritti = not returns, shabdat = from shabd. Here shabd means the proof of words mentioned shastras/Vedas. So this is idea of a Rishi to say about a soul who has got salvation that the soul will not return on earth by taking birth etc. But the shabd proof vide Rigveda mantras 1/24/1,2 that after expiry of the time of salvation, the soul will take rebirth. However, the peroid of Moksh is so lengthy that Vedas too say that salvation means to get, “Amrit” etc.

Rashmi Sahu: One question I would like to ask why so many yogis only take birth in our country whereas western countries it is not there. I will give an example ,
yourself, swami vivekananda, swami ramkrishna param hansa, shri Gajanan maharaj, shirdi Saibaba, swami Nityanand, Swami Samarth, swami Ramtirtha etc. This land is very pious I think. Swamiji we have been doing havan with my husband on holidays as guided by you. We know sanskrit, but at times pronunciation mistakes are committed. Will God forgive our mistakes? Both of us are trying to lift ourselves up spiritually by deeds and knowledge too. But routines at times are tough. Swamiji what are your new books please? Do bless me with knowledge of Veda and your books.
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes please you’re right. As per Manusmriti and other authentic ancient holy books the creation (mankind) was started only from Tibet, whose ancient name was Trivishtap. Thereafter, our forefathers started coming to the present India. And the most of the yogis, rishis and Munis learnt Vedic and Yoga philosophy here. International University which was famous as Nalanda and Takshila where students from whole of the world used to come to study Vedas and Yoga philosophy and other subjects, was in India only.

It is the best holy deed that is havan which you’re performing, Like Shri Ram and Mata Sita etc. I send my blessings to your family for a long happy life. Second part of Yog shastra has now been completed by the grace of almighty God and My Guru Maharaj. Now it is in printing press. And proof reading are expected here by coming Saturday. Yet I feel with addition and alteration etc., the book will take at least one month in completion. One another book named Atmik Udgar is being printed second time with some additions. And a book based on Shaeri (poetry) having my emotional heart feeling which I had been writing up to 1978 has also been printed and the said two books will be here in Yol on coming Saturday. The Shaeri book is to be printed on request of some disciples.

Shaym Kaushik: What is life? I am so confused about concept of life.
Swami Ram Swarup: Actually life is a struggle which we all have to face bravely, happily and while discharging all moral duties at our level best. Life requires always hard-working towards pious deeds under guidance of spiritual Guru, who knows Vedas and Yoga philosophy. Then there will be no any problem in the life i.e., problem will be killed slowly-slowly. The problems and bad feelings are only due to the result of our own
deeds (good or Bad) of the past lives. The deeds are only burnt by real worship and pious deeds according to Vedic philosophy.

Prasannaa: I am South Indian and I am learning Vedas. I have come across some facts that I have viewed in sites. Some Muslim people claim that name of prophet Muhammad occurs in Atharvaveda and Rigveda and match that kalki avatar is non another than Muhammad. What I think is that this thing is done to remove Hindu people from their path. What is your view?
Swami Ram Swarup: The same question was answered by me several times that God being almighty and independent too, needs no any avtar to shoulder His duties to others. Soul is dependent i.e., we are dependent to do any job. We need eye to see, ear to listen, tongue to taste and talk, leg to move and hands to do job etc., etc. But God needs nothing being Almighty. Narashansha pious word is mentioned in atharvaveda kand 20 sukta 127, the meaning of said word is, “who is praiseworthy amongst human beings”. So in this category either God or an alive king comes, who look after the public well.

Raj Bhalla: After the mantra, Om Aditeanumanyasav, what is the significance of putting water on the east side? Then water is put on the west, north and all around the havan kund. What do these signify? Please explain.
Swami Ram Swarup: Aditya means the sun rises from east. Aditi means which is never destroyed. Anumanyasav means to be accepted by all. So the sense of putting the water towards east is that the learned who are towards east must accept the pray to God that the yajman may get progress in every step of life etc. Anumati means every person, Saraswati means learned person must accept the performance of yajna that the yajna is an
eternal pious deed and yajman must get happiness etc., etc. The sense of putting water round the havan kund is that any insects should not cross the water otherwise they will touch the hot havan kund and may die. Actually a small portion of earth is dug to make drain in which water is filled. So that insects are not able to cross the drain.

Dave Cline: I am a student of comparative religion so assuming that Vedas are the first divine revelation from God Almighty and then proceeded by Torah, Zaboor, Injeel (Bible) and then Quran. My question is chronologically can we consider Quran
to be the last and final revelation?
Swami Ram Swarup: Islam accepts holy Quran a final revelation and
other religions must also take holy preach of Quran to promote international brotherhood. But every religion will automatically consider its own path, please. Whole religions of the earth have good and pious eternal preaches and everybody must obey.

Anshuk: What yug is this? And what prompted lord to create the cosmos?
Swami Ram Swarup: This is the Kaliyug and I have given a detailed information about Yugas which is placed on web site please and I would request you to see there. God
promotes the non-alive prakriti to create the universe.

Dr. G. N. Purohit: \Please guide me about the study material for the topic: ” Management in Sanskrit Vangmaya (Ved/upnishad/puran/shastra/sahitya etc.)
Swami Ram Swarup: This all is learnt under guidance of a learned Vedacharya please. However, it is for your information that to study the Vedas, varnochaarann shiksha, ashtadhayi, Mahabhashya, are to be studied first. Then Vedas are learnt. You may be knowing that there are four Vedas, Rigveda, Yajurveda, Saamveda and
Atharvaveda. The books can be sent to you please.

Suresh B. Menon: Recently in the TV I have seen one of the electronic co. advertising their company name with people from various countries reciting the Holy Gayatri Mantra, and the advertisement comes at any time. Could you kindly tell whether the Holy Gayatri mantra can be said, or heard at any time, if no what are the specific time that the Mantra can be said or heard, and can the mantra just be recited sitting in front of your isht GOD of GODESS. Secondly can a Gayatri mantra said or heard my a Girl
or a lady?
Swami Ram Swarup: Thanking you please and my blessings to you for a long happy life. Gayatri mantra usually must be recited and heard both times i.e., morning and
evening. Because rest of the time is to work hard to earn money for family. However if somebody has time he may recite the mantra any time with its meaning while sitting on asan for meditation. Gayatri mantra is recited in mind with its meaning concentrating on agya chakr, tip of the nose or in heart. Yes please the mantra can be recited or heard by girl or ladies. Vedas are equally applicable for all human beings.

Nish: I just want to know if the kal sarp yog really has harmful effects on your life? As I read on the internet that it makes your life equivalent to death!
Swami Ram Swarup: Kal Sarp Yog is not mentioned in Vedas and hence is not authentic. It never affects any life. So need not worry please.

Assam Rao: What is the way of fasting? How to fasting? And when to fasting in the year? What is the duration of fasting I mean when to start fasting and when to end fasting and how to end fasting?
Swami Ram Swarup: Fasting is not mentioned in the Vedas please. However to keep the health good you can do once in a month or as you wish.

Sahil: Please give me a simple technique to prevent my mind from wandering/day- dreaming? How does an individual increase his ability to concentrate?
Swami Ram Swarup: There is no simple way please. You’re advised to do havan daily from gayatri mantra and learn asan, pranyaam and meditation please from a yogi.

Suneetha: Can I observe fasting on Karva chauth for my future husband? I got engaged.
Swami Ram Swarup: This is not mentioned in Vedas please. So no comments. However yagya increases the life. So everybody must do havan daily from Ved mantras. Havan book can be sent if you’re desirous of.

Suneetha: Please can you tell the meaning of the name Suneetha? Is it any Goddess name?
Swami Ram Swarup: There are only five deities, i.e., alive mother, father, atithi, acharya and almighty God, who are worshipable. suneeta

Abdulwadud: As salamu alaykum swamiji, I have little knowledge of Vedas which say about worshipping a formless God who is above human imagination and interestingly thats what Quran talks about. But due to the unaccessibility of Vedas and
unavailability of knowledgable preachers we see most of the hindus resorting to human made Gods which is sinful according to both Vedas and Quran. The uniqueness of Quran is quiet simple ie: “PRESERVATION THROUGH PRACTICE”, which unfortunately is not the case with Vedas. The recitation of Quran is obligatory for all muslims starting at the tender age of 5-7 as that is the age when religious values can be easily imparted. I do know about some Vedic schools teaching Vedas to children at the same age but not obligatory which is a cause of concern. My question to you is the Vedas that are availble now are they Original in their text and contents. If yes can you recommend some of the best english/hindi/urdu translations of all 4 Vedas. My knowledge about Vedas is that they are divinely inspired and they are termed as SHRUTHI,and other scriptures like Upanishads,Puranas etc are Human handiwork and are called as SMRITI. Please correct me if I am wrong.
Swami Ram Swarup: Salam Walekum please. Yes please Vedas and Quran both holy Granths tell worship of a formless Almighty God. Realization of God is always achieved by hard practice of true path preached in both the holy Granths. In Vedas also the holy preach is adopted even before taking birth of soul by performing garbhdhan
sanskaar and when soul comes in womb of mother then holy worship in the shape of Puansvan sanskaar then sanskaars are continued and at the age of 6 Upnayan and Vedarambh sanskaar are performed. Now it is up to every person whether they perform or not. Due to lack of knowledge of Vedas mostly the people ignore. Yes Vedas are original please. The preach of Vedas had been essential uptil Mahabhart war, ie., about 5300 years back. Then the period within 2 to 2 1/2 thousand years came wherein present saints also following the path of 2- 2 ½ thousand years back have started saying that Vedas are difficult and yagya are needed not etc., etc. and thus the eternal preach of Vedas have been finished, which is even is a great sin. I can only recommend translation by Swami Dayanand Saraswati in Sanskrit and Hindi.

Vivekanand: How could I find God’s presence in myself?
Swami Ram Swarup: It requires to gain eternal knowledge of Vedas,
performing yagya and hard practice of ashtang yoga please, under guidance of a Yogi who knows Vedas and yoga philosophy.

Anonymous: I am suffering from depression. What should I do?
Swami Ram Swarup: Gayatri mantra is the best please. But still the mantra will not give you immediate relief being a case of depression/tension. You’re advised to do havan even from gayatri mantra, daily both times. Though it will also not give immediate relief but sure will help to ease the problem slowly-slowly. Medical advice is also necessary. However the best way is to learn asan, pranayaam and meditation locally because I am away and can not teach you. Pranayaam will sure give you relief. But see that asan, pranayaam, meditation and havan are in addition to medical advice. You must also try to study spiritual books daily. I have also written some books on Vedas and can be sent if you’re desirous of.

Anju: What is the meaning of the mantra “Om Klim Krishnaya Govindaya
Gopijana Vallabhaya namah” and what it is used for?
Swami Ram Swarup: This is the shlok please. The meaning of OM is already placed on web site please. Krishnaya and the others names are in Chaturth Vibhakti in Sanskrit Grammar the meaning of which is for Shri Krishna, Govind, Vallabhaya I namah i.e., I do namaskar. Gopijana means gopiyon ke i.e., of gopis. There is a word Klinn which means wet.

Suresh Rajput: Is there any mantra so that I can get customers?
Swami Ram Swarup: You’re advised to DO HAVAN daily FROM GAYATRI
MANTRA, please. However the business will be risen with your hard working and concentration then God will sure help you.

David: I am a student of comparative religion and have studied Bible, Quran and to some extent understood Hindu scriptures (Vedas, Puranas) from my Hindu friends. I found out that Quran is the only book that has remained unchanged and uncorrupted preserving the concept of One ness of God and more interesting the Gayatri Mantra which is a sacred mantra according to Vedas is quiet similar to Surah-Fatiha in Quran which
all muslims read in their 5 times prayers. So can Quran can be considered as the final revelation of God Almighty to mankind?
Swami Ram Swarup: Your must follow your views with respect. You have studied holy Quran , so you can not say more about Vedas until you study the Vedas.

Prasanna Wagle: I wish to devote my life for better cause. Kindly guide me. I wish to learn Veda, and yoga. For last one year, I am doing Yoga classes. But the learning is at primary level.
Swami Ram Swarup: According to Vedas the best pious deed is to perform yagya daily from Ved mantras. So please try to listen Vedas and perform yagya daily under guidance of a learned acharya. Also learn asan, pranayaam and meditation. After the age of 50 years you can take diksha of van prasth ashram. This is the best way to obtain peace and achieve the target of human life. For doing such pious deeds either you’ll have to come here for guidance or take guidance locally from a learned acharya.

Deen: I think you had once said that if someone does yog sadhna and achieves samadhi then 7 past generations and 7 future generations of the yogi get salvation. Is it true? If so, then will your family members also get salvation?
Swami Ram Swarup: If I am not mistaken I have not written about salvation but there is no doubt seven previous and seven future generations becomes learned and with their own tapsya they get salvation in future lives. In this regard a mantra in Vedas is also there. On the other hand Ravan was a son of rishi and Shurapnakha was his sister but they did not do pious deeds. But as per Ved mantra in their childhood sure they had been listening Ved mantras and with the result in future lives they will sure be attached with spiritualism. Secondly Geeta shlok 9/31 also refers.

Rajesh: People say that God come within them as spirit and answer question relating to their personal problems. How far is it true?
Swami Ram Swarup: Not true please. God is formless and unchangeable. God always manifests in the heart of a yogi only and does not talk etc.

Amit Dua: In Chhandogaya Upnishad and Kaushtiki Brahman there is a name of Krishna who was shishya of Rishi Angiras and son of Devki. But it is well known
that these books were written before Mahabharata. Was this Sri Krishna the same Krishna mentioned in Mahabharta, or Sri Krishan mentioned in these book and mentioned in Mahabharata are two different persons?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes please, such story is there in the Upanishad. So many learned persons say that the dignity was same.

Amit Dua: In both Ramayana and Mahabharata we read the name of Rishi Parshuram, in Ramayana in context of Sita Swayamvar and in Mahabharata he was the Guru of Bhishm Pitamah. But there is a difference of lakhs of years in these two periods. So my question is Parshuram mentioned in Ramayana and Mahabharat is the single person or two different persons?
Swami Ram Swarup: The dignitaries were different. For example today there are so many names of Ramchandra, Lakshmann, Arjun, etc., but these personals are not
same of those time.

Deen: I try my best to be always on Vedic path. However, still a lot of problems come in my life. I have seen people who cheat me be happy and I am not doing at all well in my life. I don’t have great desires, I am contented.. but still basic things in life are not coming. Why is it so?
Swami Ram Swarup: One should always follow the true Vedic path without selfishness, please. One has to do pious deeds but result must be left for God. Pandav did pious deeds but mostly they had been experiencing difficulties. But in the last they got the goal.

Anonymous: How to overcome differences in married life?
Swami Ram Swarup: Kindly try to overcome on ego. In all religions egoness is a dangerous think to destroy the life. Co-operation between husband and wife must be there. Guidance in this matter from a learned, aged and experienced person is necessary. Try to go to the spiritual places to seek guidance. Every religion teaches love. Without knowing the reasons advice cannot be given please that is why I advise you to please contact with the local learned person. In Hindu Sanskriti there are moral duties to discharge by both sides but the duties are only known by advice from learned persons please. Polite arguments must always be there to solve the problem happily.

Surbhee: I would be obliged if you can enlighten me about the knowledge of love. What shastra say about love and I want to know about all kind of love, with parents, siblings, friends, spouse, etc. It would also be kind of you to illustrate the shastraa knowledge in regard of marriage.
Swami Ram Swarup: Love based on phsyical charm only is not everlasting. It must be based on good qualities. And love with soul to soul which requires definitely some sacrification. God is formless and Yogi loves formless God based on unlimited qualities of God which he learns from Vedas and shastras. Vedas also tells about love with human beings and tell good qualities etc., with all detailed procedure of marriage even. One should study Vedas to gain the knowledge please.

Binny Dugar: Till how much class I will study? When I will get married?
Swami Ram Swarup: You may study at least up to the age of 30 years. In Vedas the age limit of brahamchari is minimum up to 25 years then up to 33 and up to 44.

Redkerssapne: I am studying Krishnas life. Was Krishna a God? Will you please give me some proof that he really dwelled on this earth in history? I am curious to know about his Sudarshan Chakra?
Swami Ram Swarup: Krishna was not God but was equivalent to God being a complete Yogeshwar. In Vedas there is no possibility to take avtar please. Proof is from Mahabhart epic written by Vyas Muni, in which the life history of Shri Krishna Maharaj is mentioned. And he actually took birth on this earth. As regards Sudarshan Chakr it was a sort of weapon used by Yogeshwar Krishna Maharaj.

Redkerssapne: I am curious to know the existence of God in this universe. I want to see God can you show me?
Swami Ram Swarup: God is formless and it is not possible to see with eyes. A Yogi attaining the stage of Samadhi realizes God within him. No story, no katha, no music, no bhajan, no satsang etc., etc., are applicable to realize God. It is matter only of an aspirant who goes under advice of a learned Yogi to realize God and one day becomes ascetic. For others it is a matter of story, etc.

Dinesh sharma: I want to purchase a house in which a mandir of shiv linga is there. Is it good for house or not?
Swami Ram Swarup: Everything is good when a person believes on performing holy yagya from Ved mantras daily. One should learn Vedas and listen Vedic preach and must do practice of ashtnag yoga philosophy in family life under guidance of a spiritual guru who knows Veda and yoga philosophy.

Parikshit: I would like to attend yoga camp. Please let me about the time frame, location, charges, types of camps, etc.
Swami Ram Swarup: No charges please. Even lodging and boarding is free but the time is to be fixed and I am trying to fix the same during May 2006.

Amisha: What is significance of sankalp?
Swami Ram Swarup: Sankalp means to think on pious views only and the stage when only pious thinking enters the mind and thuis stage is attained only by worship of God by means of performing holy yagya, name jaap and practice of ashtnag yoga under guidance of a spiritual guru.

Raju: Is it possible for manglik male to marry a non-manglik female?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes please. 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.

Rashmi Sahu: What is avdhoot geeta? When I was reading about swami Nityanand I came to know about this, he was a great yogi. Please tell me what is the meaning of avdhoot word?
Swami Ram Swarup: Avdhoot are aspirants who becomes disciples mostly of Nath tradition etc. For example Guru Machendra Nath was a great Yogi. And he used to call his disciple Gorakh Nath ji as Avdhoot. Secondly Geeta is one only written by Vyas Muni that too is an extract from Mahabhart Bhisham Parv. Other Geetas have been written by present saints and they can name whatever they like. The tradition to learn Vedas is something else i.e., one will have to live with his guru. Will have to learn Ashtadhayi, Mahabhashya, Sanskrit Grammar, etc., which is impossible for you being away and in family life. So second procedure is to study Ved mantras with its meaning and ideas and one must learn even for week or 15 days, asans, pranayaam and meditation to practice the same in home.

Mohini: Will Bharat again will be Akhand Bharat, like it was in history?
Swami Ram Swarup: Due to lack of knowledge of Vedas, I think, it is not possible please because Akand Bhart was only due to the knowledge of Vedas from Rishis Munis.

Mohini: Do animals have Kundalini? And Can we awaken it and how?
Swami Ram Swarup: The animals are not allowed to follow to spiritual path please.

V. Singh: If God is there and he loves every single human being then why person suffers unimaginable sufferings? what about people killed in planes and WTC buildings on 9/11? What about people who had to jump from 100s of floor building and explode on the ground to their death? Where was their God then? What about thousands of innocent people killed in tsumani? What was their fault? Why wasn’t their God available for them? This all makes me feel we all are following our lives to pre-determined destiny. The concept of God and prayer are just man-made to support each
individual (if s/he believes in God) in their pre-determined journey. It may or may not help. If you help others and have never harmed any other living being; does it matter if you believe in God or not?
Swami Ram Swarup: Unimaginable sufferings are only due to the result of our own deeds done in previous lives’ please. We are free to do any good or bad deed but
result is only awarded by God being supreme judge. Such people were also God fearing peoples. Either they faced their previous deeds or being innocent faced the anger of militancy etc. But all was under control of almighty God. Yes destiny is based on previous deeds and deeds can be burn by worship and ashtnag yoga
practice under guidance of spiritual Gurus who know Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy. Not to give harm to anybody are the good qualities and God really gives award thereof but until a person realizes God the peace can not be obtained.

Shyam: What is the truth?
Swami Ram Swarup: Never dying eternal matter is a truth. So God, souls and prakriti are eternal truth. Human beings must follow the spiritual path to realize the same while discharging family duties.

Ravinder Bhalla: I am very much desirous of Kundlini Jagran please tell How is it possible? Is it possible through Yoga alone or through Mantras?
Swami Ram Swarup: Daily holy name jaap of Almighty God and practice of Ashtnag yoga awakens the kundalini under guidance of a spiritual Guru, please.

Neeraja: We helped someone a lot but now he is being indifferent. What do you advise?
Swami Ram Swarup: The services must always be selfless. It is said in the Vedas that do good deeds to others but never think for the result in return. Then you will never feel jealously, etc. We have to do the deeds only but the result is awarded by God please.

Anonymous: What do the Vedas say about donating your organs after death?
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas always say for love to human and donation and therefore donating of organs also come under donation please.

Girish Bhowal: I want to know that which scenes (all universe) appears and which noises a persons listens when he goes inside.
Swami Ram Swarup: Noise of flute etc., scene like divine light etc., are realized.

Jyoti Agrawal: I am 1 month pregnant.I was doing surya namskar and pranayaam. But now I am confused about which asanaas and pranayam I should do? I am having so much gestic trouble also. Please advice me.
Swami Ram Swarup: Please stop surya namaskar. Vajrasan, sukhasan. Holy name jaap and lom-vilom pranayaam can only be done. Chanting of Gayatri mantra and daily havan from Gayatri mantra both times are beneficial for you and baby. You can see, Tips for Pregnant ladies, on this web site.

V. V. Barve: There is Kalsarpa dosh in my patrika. I have been advised to perform pitru dosh nivaran pooja (vidhi). Kindly send detailed information about this vidhi.
Swami Ram Swarup: There is no kal sarp mentioned in Vedas as such is not authentic and not acceptable please. You need not to worry. Please go ahead for hard working, concentration and devotion and sure you’ll get good result.

Mahesh Bhardwah: Why treta yug come first before dwapar yug?
Swami Ram Swarup: This is fundamental law made by God which is eternal also and fundamentals are always unchangeable please.

Arun Kumar: I want to know, when soul leaves the body, does it immediately forget everything about this life or does it remember anything at all. I know it does not remember anything when it is born in a new body, but I want to know if it remembers anything in those 13 days when it lives without a
Swami Ram Swarup: Forgets everything after leaving the body please. And remains in shushupt awastha i.e., like a person who is having sound sleep.

Arun Kumar: Yadi marne wale ke akhiri ichcha puri na hot toh kya marne ke bad uski aatma ko kast hota hai.
Swami Ram Swarup: Paap ka phal hamesha kasht hi hota hai aur punya ka phal sukh hota hai. Ismian aakhree ichchha ka sawal nahin hota.

Suresh Bhange: Astang yoga apane rojana jindagi me kaise prayog aa sakata hai? OR Astang yoga ka rojana ki jindagi me prayog karane se hum kaise results prapta kar sakate hai?
Swami Ram Swarup: ASHTANG YOGA PHILSOPOHY IS ALWAYS LEARNT PERSONALLY FROM A YOGI. It is practised early in the morning and evening too who has the time for the same. It gives ill free long life and realizes almighty God. I have written first part of yog shastra on the subject and can be sent on receipt of your postal address please.

Dipesh Virchand: I would like to do Gayatri Mantra but I dont know how to do it. Do I have to do Gayatri maa puja before chanting the mantra, if yes
then how, and how many mara I have to do daily to see the effect. Also do i have to do Ganesh puja/stutie before doing gayatri mantra as He is the first God to worship before startin anything. How to do this?
Swami Ram Swarup: Only gayatri mantra is sufficient please according to the Vedas. One must chant gayatri mantra daily both times and must perform holy yagya from gayatri mantra. The detailed meaning of gayatri mantra is placed on web site, please.

Amul: Aaj kal jo TV par dikharahay hai “Faridabad may ek mandir ka rahasy(secret)” aap ka kya maan na hai?

Damu: How can we tell, if we have met certain person in our previous life?
Swami Ram Swarup: This secret is known after studying Vedas and specially yog shastra please. I have written Yoga shastra’s comments and can be sent on receipt of your postal address please.

Raj: How is the knowledge in other holy books i.e. Guru Granth sahib, Bible and Quran compared with Vedic knowledge?
Swami Ram Swarup: Every religion teaches about the worship of God and to love to humanity. We have to follow the teachings. At this juncutre comparison is not possible please.

Shashikala Rajesh: I wish to have a baby who is intelligent, healthy & spiritual. I wish that the baby is of high spiritual calibre and is of some help to the mankind, society. I want my child also to fulfil the goal of human life, proceed on the spiritual path & attain God-realization, dedicate his/her life to Guru/God. I also wish that the baby gets some LIVING MAHATMA’s guidence throughout his/her life. Can you please advice me what we should do to be
blessed with a child of this calibre?
Swami Ram Swarup: Your views are appreciated please. First of all you must try to perform all the best sanskaars from Ved mantras placed on the web site. For example, before pregnancy garbhadhan sanskaar is essential and then others which sure affects the baby to be a learned one in future. Then you must daily perform havan even from Gayatri mantra. After delivery there are so many good preches given by mother specially which may kindly be asked lateron. Mother always be pleasant, studying spiritual books, doing name jaap and havan and thinking always good ideas.

Suresh B. Menon: Today I had the honor of visiting your blessed site, offcourse I will be going into details of your site. I was searching for Mantra or Shloka to be recited in front of Maha Sudarshan Yantra, the same I have kept recently in my pooja room. Recently I had seen a TV program wherby they had
said about positioning or installing of Lord Ganesh’s photo or Idol on the main entrance of the house kindly advice me about the same as I could not get to
understand the discussion on TV as there was some disturbance.
Swami Ram Swarup: According to four Vedas there is only worship of one formless Almighty omnipresent, omniscient, God who creates, nurses, and destroys the universe please. However you may ask this question to any local panditji.

Suresh B. Menon: The Door of my house is facing Southwest, is it good if not what is the remedial measures I humbly ask you to please kindly clear my doubts and help.
Swami Ram Swarup: House must be airy with cross ventelation and provision of sun-light. If it is , then everything is good.

Archana: Can women chant maha mritunjaya jap? Does it have any ill effects if done without yagna?
Swami Ram Swarup: Everybody can chant the mantra, it is mentioned in Yajurveda mantra 3/60 and Rigveda mantra 7/59/12. So the mantra should be called Ved mantra.

Deepak ojha: Please tell me what is the name of Shringi Rishi or the daughter of Raja Dashrath.
Swami Ram Swarup: Raja Dashrath had no daughter please. The correct name of Rishi is Shring as mentioned in Bal Kand Sarg 7.

Anil Kumar Ran: How can I Know that my someone who made me suffer to me was due to my past KARMAS or he has sown new seed. Why should he punish me for my wrong of past life?
Swami Ram Swarup: This is a fundamental law as also mentioned in Yajurveda mantra 7/48 that we all are free to do good or bad deeds but result is awarded by God. Which deed you are experiencing now is known by God please. But fundamental I have mentioned that sorrows or happiness is always result of our previous life’s deeds.

RGA: As per your answer to the query whether polygamy is allowed by the Vedas, you said that it is important to have religious minded wives and a happy marriage and that one man can have more than one wife because it is not for physical pleasure and that the wives should be moral and religious
minded. My question would be why would a man need more than one wife for spiritual guidance? Why is it that ancient women don’t have many husbands that are
moralistic and religious minded. Why would Dashrath have 3 wives and if they were for moral guidance and not merely for physical pleasure how come king
Dashrath had son’s from all of them. Would you not think that at some point our Vedas are also advocating polygamy? besides all Gods somehow seems to have many wives, Lord Chandra had 21 wives, Rohini being his favorite, Lord Surya had two wives. Somehow this is extremely difficult to digest that if Vedas are held in such high esteem and if GOD is formless and is eternal Brahaman then how come our own GODs display qualities of lust and desire. This is all very
confusing especially when Shiva embraces the feminine power as Shakti and considers himseld as Half women. When some of our same religious text refer to women as Shakti and mighty powerful and supreme. Please provide some insight to clarify the doubt.
Swami Ram Swarup: The matter of husband of wife is personal and can not be inturrupted by anyother. Wife is only one but other can be kept with their wishes and the wishes of man. One can be a life long brahmchari at his own even man or any lady like Bhisahm or bal brahmcharini gargi. Or any can have more than one wife like king dashrath, king Dhritrashtra, king Pandu, etc., etc. Nobody can interrupt being personal matter. However if somebody having more wives for physical charm only he and the ladies both will have to pay the consequences direct from the God. But king dashrath etc., mentioned by me are not in these category. They were learned of Vedas and were highly religious minded dignitaries on the earth. The people may tell anything against them being their own views due to lack of study of Vedas please. Vedas does not tell whatever you are describing please. On the site I can not give full knowledge of Vedas. As regard Indra, etc., these are puranic stories, which are not according to Vedas, please. Desire is the quality of soul and not God please.
This is puranic story please which is against the Vedas.

Rinku: Do the Vedas degarade the status of women by claiming them to be mean minded and cruel creatures and that Arthaved especially suggests that prayers should be made to God to obtain a male child as opposed to having a female child? Even in Shiv Puran, it is stated that women should be like servants of their husband’s and not protest even when physically harmed. Would such things be true of the Vedas or Purans or are these additions made by the selfish mided people to gain control over women. Please advise as this seems to shake my faith and I want to keep my faith in hinduism.
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas do not say like this. However there is a pray for a son but there is no difference between son and daughter. This is puranic story please which is against the Vedas. Yes please the views are of selfish minded person.

Raju: Why is it that women are respected so highly in the Veda but are considered dirty when they are going through certain times or have given birth?
Swami Ram Swarup: In Vedas there is no mention about such dirtiness please.

Pearl: I am a vegetarian and pregnant. Is the diet good to provide nourishment to my child?
Swami Ram Swarup: Your views are appreciated to be a vegetarian. Please take plenty of water daily. Green and leafy vegetables, seasonal fruits, dry fruits, food must be juicy, rice, chapati, dal curd, cow-milk, soyabean produacts,are essential. Fried, stale, spicy are prohibited. Timely medical advice is also essential. Everything must be digestible. You’ re also advised to see, “Tips for pregnant ladies”, on the web site.

Aditya: I believe in God and saints! I am studying,listening saints from my child hood and going to guru ghar for SATGURU DARSHAN and trust on the holiness …. I always belive in saints/sat gurus and par satya – jyoti “nirankar,sashwat roop” …but do meditation NAAM JAP …. but when I do bad things
all things comes in mind like God and guru’s mukh AND i stopped activities… what is this?
Swami Ram Swarup: Due to the previous life’s deeds and the effect of raj, tam and satv gunn the bad desires or actions are generated in mind which can be controlled by worship of God under guidance of a Yogi/complete saint who knows Vedic philosophy and yoga philosophy. It is difficult but not impossible please.

Neeraja: I would like to know as to when exactly should we do mundan ceremon for my baby girl. I would like to know if there are any specific days when it should be performed. One of my friend told me that it should be done either on the 3rd/6th/9th/11th month if its done in the first year. Is it true?
Swami Ram Swarup: Actually Mundan ceremony must be performed in third year. I shall send you all mantras and detail in Hindi at the time when you perform the holy ceremony please.

Varadaraj K.: My wife is pregnant now. I have been invited to attend the first annual thithi function of my close friend’s father. Can I attend the function?
Swami Ram Swarup: In Vedas actually there is no such function to be performed. So, it is upto you to attend or not please.

Vijaya Chakrapani: I would like to know which gem stone should I wear.
Swami Ram Swarup: In Vedas, there is no custom to wear any stone. Happiness and sorrows are always due to the result of previous birth’s deeds.

Praveen: How do we identify a pitri dosha in a horoscope?
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas do not accept such customs and there is no responsibility left in respect of the relatives who have gone to heavenly abode please. One must always serve the alive parents only.

Sanjay Sharma: I want to construct a hawan kund for doing home-havans. Please guide me.
Swami Ram Swarup: Your views are highly appreciated to construct the holy havan kund. It will be easy for you if you please contact any Arya Samaj mandir locally and they will even provide you the havan kund and will also guide.

Dnyanesh: I want to know about shaktipat & guru. I have heard that after receiving shaktipat initiation guru controls totally mind of disciple. Guru decides what is
to be given to disciple. Please reply to me.
Swami Ram Swarup: When a disciple follows the guidance of a Guru who knows Vedas, shastras etc., and philosophy of ashtang yoga. Then automatically by practice of the path disciple attains his target. So one must seek a learned true guru, he will advice the true path.

Assam Rao: Which asan is beneficial for hair loss?
Swami Ram Swarup: Halasan, shirshasan, are beneficial. But asan,
pranayaam must be learnt personally from a yoga teacher. Secondly you should consult with ayurvedic doctor also. Being away I can not teach you asan.

Assam Rao: My question is that what is, how is and when is the end of universe and time. What is the opinion of VEDAS about it?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. About one arab 96 crore 8 lakh 53 thousand years have lapsed when the universe was created. Now about one arab years are left.

Praveen: Please explain me about Sri chakra and its upasana krama.
Swami Ram Swarup: In Vedas there are no such chakras please.
Rajneshwar: How much power did Shri Hanuman had?
Swami Ram Swarup: Hanumanji was a complete yogi and had all powers of a yogi which can not be mentioned here please. I am writing detailed comments on yog shastra wherein such Powers are mentioned. The book will be completed till first week of November, 05.

Sagar Anmalla: Could you tell me that what is the base of previous life in this modern world? How do you think people believe in past lives deeds are the cause of our suffering and happiness? How do you justify there is thing called past life? Give me something solid explanation for me to believe, like as you have said soul takes birth after 13 days and womb. How do you convince people about past lives?
Swami Ram Swarup: To prove the truth Ved mantras/shastras, are quoted as
self proof or a present Yogi who has realized God is also a proof. Several Ved mantras like Rigveda mantra 1/24/1,2 gives proof for rebirth. Yog shastra by Rishi Patanjali vide sutra 2/12 clarifies that sorrows and happiness which are the result of deeds are to be
faced in present and several unseen births. Yog shastra sutra 4/1,2, 6,7,8,9,10,11 all says about rebirth based on previous births’ deeds. I am writing detailed comments on the said yog shastras’ sutras and the book will be completed soon. The same can be sent on demand please. The new born baby of all alive souls are always afraid of death. When the birth just has been taken and if they have not experienced the death then why they are afraid? This fact also clarifies that the fear of the death is in traits/effect on mind of unlimited deeds of the previous so many births and deaths. Everybody wishes to remain always forever and does not like death. This fact also clarify that the soul is immortal and takes another body after leaving the present body.

Prajay Patel: Can anyone change his destiny by pleasing planets? Like shani, mangal, etc.
Swami Ram Swarup: No please. This is all in the hand of God who
showers justice only based on our own deeds.

Jay: One of my friend is suffering from Cervical Spondylitis. The pain is unbearable. He has consulted many doctors but no use. One doctor has suggested to
operate. He is not able concentrate on his job because of pain and feeling very depressed.
Please suggest some remedy.
Swami Ram Swarup: He must learn sarpasan, shalbhasan, and must do daily. However the asan will give benefit after a long time. At this time he must follow the medical advice only.

Rashmi Sahu: Can sandhya mantra be recited in the morning?
Swami Ram Swarup: Sandhya means sam+ dhaya = to sit on to concentrate the best. Sam means at the best and dhaya means concentration. So the sandhya mantra
does not tell the meaning of evening. So the mantras are always recited both times.

Raju: Please enlighten me in the aspect of God. In the Vedic literature, God is referred to as “Him” or “He”. Does that mean we should primarily worship male-Gods?
Such as Shri Ram and Krishna? I do not know much about this, so forgive me my ignorance.
Swami Ram Swarup: God is formless, male, female or eunuch are used
for those who have bodies. So it is not applicable in respect of adorable formless God. But some word have to be used as proper noun or pronouns to say about God. So He is used.

Ammar Shaikh: You say God doesn’t need to send avatars can do everything by
Himself. On the same line you say God appeared in someone named Ram, Vishnu who were Yogi. God can fit in human being and will experience the sorrow and life what Mr. Yogi is experiencing.
Swami Ram Swarup: God is formless, Almighty. He has unlimited qualities amongst which He is omnipresent also. So He is in every human being. The aspirant when worship God he realizes God within him in the shape of light. The God manifests within him. I.e., God manifests in the body of a Yogi. So body is never God. And no any Yogi can create the universe like God. So difference between yogi and God is always there. Nobody can be a God. Manifests does not tell that the body has become
the God. If electric current flows in wire then even wire is separate and current is always separate. Not I but nobody can change the fundamental law of God.

Anonymous: How to break away from the influence of this world like ego, anger, etc.?
Swami Ram Swarup: Egoism, anger, etc., are due to lack of knowledge
(in Hindi avidya as per yog shastra sutra 2/5). Due to the avidya bad deeds are done. And as per yog shastra sutra 2/13 the deeds are to be faced in the shape of
further births etc., which is also clarified in yog shastra sutra 4/7,8. So egoism, anger, proud etc., are due to avidya and with the result effects of bad deeds
viz., egoism, anger, proud etc., live in the mind and at proper time starts functioning. Fuel, desire etc., are due to said reason. I am writing detailed comments
on Yog shastra in Hindi, which will be completed within month wherein detailed answer of a such questions exist. On demand the shastra can be sent to
you, please. But part one of the Yog shastra is available with sutra 2/5,13, which can be sent on receipt of your postal address. The price is Rs. 131.00 excluding postal charges. Everything is created by avidya and then further by doing deeds under
impression of avidya. So one should study Vedas, do Yagya and practice ashtang Yoga philosophy to overcome avidya under guidance of a spiritual Guru, who knows
Vedas and ashtang Yoga philosophy. Vide Samkhya shastra sutra 1/26 mind is non-alive matter made from prakriti and can not do anything at its own. I am not creation of your mind, you, I and whole universe is creation by prakriti non-alive and power of God (alive). In this case too body is a creation and not souls. If we all are one then we all must sleep together and if one is awaked then everybody must be
awaked. And sorrows/happiness of all must be same, but it is not. One should help the others to make them happy and wise. But before doing such pious deeds first of all one should make himself pure and wise by following Vedic path.

Kanil: mein roj pooja paath nahi karti hoon. per mujhe bhagwan mein vishwas hai. kisi ka dil nahi dukhati. bhagwan ko pane ki chah hai, per kahan bhagwan ko find karooon?

Praveen: It is believed that some rakshas had stolen the Vedas and it was
Vishnu in the form of pig (varaha) saved the Vedas. The varaha incarnation of Vishnu is before threta yug and Maharshi Vyaas will not come into picture before threta yug. How Maharshi Vyaas can be called the author of Vedas? Moreover it is Brahma, who is considered as the father of Vedas, right?
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas knowledge emanates direct from God who is Almighty, Omnipresent, Omniscient, creates, nurses and destroys the universe alone and needs no any assistance. So the story in the Purann stated above is not correct. Secondly at the beginning of the earth the knowledge from God of Vedas is originated in the heart of four rishis from whom the other study and becomes rishi. So traditionally is reached to Vyas muni. Vyas muni studied Vedas from his acharya. At that time it was heart to heart and not by books. So first time the knowledge of four Vedas was written by Vyas muni during Mahabhart time i.e., about five thousand three hundred years back. So Vyas muni is not a writer of Vedas. He wrote the Vedas on bhoj patra, which he already studied from his acharya by heart.

R V Subba rao: Today I had the occasion to visit your site, very very exciting. My mother told me that King Dasarath received a boon from one of the God/Goddess. And if we recite the sloka meant for the king, the ill effects of Kaliyuga shall not fall on us. Is it correct? Please let us know the sloka for the benefit of man kind.
Swami Ram Swarup: King Dashrath was born in treta period when there were no such worship like Goddess etc. It was period of Vedas and only one formless Almighty, Omnipresent God was being worshipped according to Vedas. This fact is mentioned in Valmiki Ramayana. You’re advised to recite the Gayatri mantra with concentration on Agya Chakr. It is very much beneficial for all mankind. If possible one should always do havan from Gayatri mantra which is a worship of God. Also please try to do asan, pranayaam and meditation after learning from a yoga teacher.

Kalyan: How can you say that Garud Puran is against Vedas? It is told by lord Vishnu, the ruler of world.
Swami Ram Swarup: From dhatu vishlri Vishnu word is made and the meaning of Vishnu is Omnipresent and this quality pertains to Almighty God only who is formless. God only gives the knowledge of four Vedas once at the time of beginning of earth and no other granth is from God.

Kalyan: Who is the greatest of all Gods? I suppose that all Gods are not equal and lord Vishnu is the greatest God.
Swami Ram Swarup: It is mentioned in Vedas that God is one and neither in the past is equal to him nor in the future will be born. So, no question of comparison please.

Bhanuprasad: I want to know about ‘somaras’. It is says somaras is one kind of wine, but it is sattvik, and only Bhraman can drink it. Why we offer ‘bhang’ to God Shiv?
Swami Ram Swarup: Somras is not wine please. The meaning of som in Vedas are herbals, vegetables, and main meaning of som is God who gives merriment. So when a yogi achieves a stage of samadhi and thus realizes God within him then the experience of unlimited merriment of realizing God is called Som. And here one can say he has drunk Som. This all is mentioned specially in the last tenth mandal sukta 119 of Rigveda. So Shivji Maharaj also did not take bhang.

Vikram: How to perform Ashwin mudra?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yoga asan are actually meant to help to do pranayaam and other fold paths of ashtang yoga to realize God. However asans automatically become beneficial but asan, pranayaam etc., are always learnt before a yoga teacher personally otherwise may be harmful. So please learn the same locally because I am away and cannot teach you from here.

Damyanti: Is it necessary to do PITRU DOSHA PUJA to remove bad vibes?
Swami Ram Swarup: No please. In Vedas it is clarified that problem/sorrows/happiness are always due to the previous lives’ deeds. The said deeds are always burnt by worshipping only one Almighty God. Specially by Yagya
and yoga practice. You’re advised to please to chant the Gaytri mantra daily with concentration on agya chakr. And if possible you must also do havan from Gayatri mantra. A book on havan written by me can also be sent on receipt of your postal address.

Yagya Datt: Swami ji, Ved ke anusaar AATMA amar hai, chetan hai. Hamara sharir jarr hai. jab hum koi karya aisa karte hein, jisme hamen sharirik kast hota hai, jaise vyayaam.jo kast hum(yaani AATMA) mahsoos karte hain, vaastav mein vah hame nahi hota,kyonki ham amar hein,jab ham amar hein too hame kast(jo ki mritu se bahut kam hai) kaise ho sakta hai. sharir jarr hai, oose kast ki anubhuti nahi ho sakti.kya jo kast hum mahsoos kte hein vah hamare mithya gyaan ke karan hota hai (yaani hum apne ko yaani AATMA ko sharir se prithak nahi samajh paate hein). kripya iees vishya ko viistar se samjhaayen

Yogsadhak: I read your messages regularly, and they are full of traditional knowledge, infact nobody is doing the noble work like you on the net. I feel that you are preaching the revolutionary teachings without hearting the ego of common men.
I want to know your precious suggestion on sandhya, as you know that in today’s modern working hours timings are not neutral, so is this permissible to do sandhya
in the late evening or night before sleep if the work does not permit to do evening sandhya before sunset.
Swami Ram Swarup: Thanking you please. Yes sandhya can be performed
even after sunset and it is according to Vedas please.

Alpa: Please can you tell me how to do janmastami: fasting, breaking fast?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj and Sri Ram are the two eyes of mother India. Both dignitaries followed the path of Vedas. Thus they maintained the eternal culture. So we must remember them while performing Janamshtmi and Ram navmi with pomp and show. They were equivalent to God being complete Yogi but not God. However they were not God because in Vedas avtar is not possible God being Almighty. And to perform the Janamshtmi you may please contact any local pandit.

Deepa: I like to know in this world some are rich and some are poor, some people always suffer while others are neutral. Why God don’t treat all the people alike? Why this difference from one person to another?
Swami Ram Swarup: To be rich, poor, happy or sad are due to the result of good or bad deeds of previous lives’ please. Similarly suffering or to be neutralized is also for the same reason. God is supreme judge and naturally God always does justice according to the deeds. Yajuraveda mantra 7/48 clarifires that human being are free to do good or bad deeds but result is awarded by God. So we must always do pious deeds.

Deepa: We say that It is because of our karma in our previous life that we get all the happiness and sufferings in this life but can you tell me who wrote this as our destiny? When God himself decides how one person lives and what he does than why he makes them suffer?
Swami Ram Swarup: We ourselves write our destiny because luck is nothing but luck is always made by us while doing good or bad deeds. God only awards the result accordingly.

Manoj Venkat: I just had gone through one of your question and answer
section. A person had queried about the “Garud Puran” the Answer you said it is against Veda but the Ved does make reference of garud puran when a person goes hell the type of punishments he gets etc. Please clarify.
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas are the knowledge emanates direct from God in the heart of four rishis in the beginning of the earth. Vedas never tells any story or any worldly reference like puran or any names etc. Vedas tell fundamental law of universe about worship deeds, and knowledge i.e., knowledge of all the matters of the universe(science, medical science etc.) as regards punishment God Himself awards punishment according to the good or bad deeds as is clarified in all Vedas like Yajurveda mantra 7/48 because God needs no any assistance of Yamraj etc., being Almighty. He has all powers complete in all respect. So it is false to say that Vedas tells about any puran etc.

RS: What are the benefits in practising Yoga? What are Siddhis, are they true, is there anyone nowadays who has been able to get the Siddhis?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yoga means Samadhi i.e., realization of God. I have written a book on Yoga in English also which will also be sent to you. Yoga is the eighth and last stage of ashtang yoga. And the Patanjali yog darshan which has been dispatched to you will clarify all eight paths please. Siddhis are there as also clarified in Yajurveda mantra 7/4 and Vibhuti paad of Yog shastra which is under printing please and is to be completed within one month. On completion it will be sent to you. But siddhis are those only which are mentioned in the said holy books and not others which are being spread at own by the arrogant.

Karamveer Walia: Comment on a method of worship.
Swami Ram Swarup: First of all I would like to say that your query is true and appreciated. Vedas are eternal knowledge emanates direct from God in which there is only one God who is formless, Almighty, omnipresent, omniscient, creates, nurses and destroys the universe etc., etc. So He is only adorable and worshippable and the God gives everything to us but never takes food etc., in return. So one should perform holy yagya in homes according to Vedas. For women they are advised in Vedas to look after the family, i.e., husband, children and elders properly. They should make happy their husbands.

Kalyan: When i sent you aquestion before, you advised me to go to an acharya to listen holy books. You wrote that self study is dangerous but i cannot go to any acharya because it is not permitted in my home. Moreover I am busy.
Swami Ram Swarup: Principally in the matters of worship, there is no any excuse please. Yet you’re advised to read spiritual books based on Vedas and written by a learned acharya.

Monty Manaktala: I want to be a part of Ashram and stay there and serve others, but I can’t pay for it. Can I do that?
Swami Ram Swarup: You’re always welcome to come and stay here. No charges are taken from anybody.

Sasi Raj: I want to learn ashtanga yoga from you. How can I do this. I am in chennai. I have the fire in my belly to
learn it. I am 35 and please help me. Can I visit your ashram?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes please you’re welcome here because yoga philosophy is always learnt personally.

Ammar Shaikh: Is it true that a part of body should be worshipped?
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas only preach to worship a formless God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. His worship is through study of Vedas performing holy yagya and hard practice of ashtang yoga.

RS: I am recently married and I live happily with my husband. I have so much of responsibilities I cannot visit my parents often. My mother is very upset. I dont know what to do. Please let me know about my duties in repect to my parents and inlaws. I dont have time for everyone.
Swami Ram Swarup: Basically Vedas preach that after marriage a woman is fully responsible to maintain happiness by
hard working in her husband’s house. However you may ask the well being of your parents as and when you wish. The problems are never finished until one gains Vedic knowledge and do worship by yagya, listening of Vedas and practice of yoga philosophy in family life. As sun kills the darkness, so the knowledge kills the problems. One must always try to listen and gain the knowledge from a learned acharya who knows Vedas and yoga philosophy.

Saminder: Can you give the correct date on which Ram was born ? Is he a mythlogical character or really a person
with such name born and lived?
Swami Ram Swarup: Sri Ram was born on navmi of month chetr, month and date in Hindi please. Sri Ram and Sri Krishna were reality. Their true character has been written by mantra drishta rishis i.e., Valmiki Rishi and Rishi Vyas. Rishis never tell lie, please.

Praveen: Please tell me the sub-Vedas of the four Vedas. People say that there is one more Veda called “Panchama Veda”. What is it?
Swami Ram Swarup: There are only four Vedas i.e., Rig, Saam, Yaju and AtharvaVedas. No sub- Vedas and no fifth Ved please. In this regard Yajurved mantra 31/7 also refers.

Praveen: People say that in Veda, there is description of the birth of the Adi Guru. Please clarify this doubt.
Swami Ram Swarup: In Vedas there is no any story, history or name of any person please. So how description of Guru adi
Shankracharya ji can be in Vedas.

Mehnaz: I still think that eating meat is not bad.
Swami Ram Swarup: The eternal culture of the world are four Vedas which emanate direct from God in which any addiction
or taking meat is highly prohibited, otherwise punishment is given by God. In Rigveda mantra 10/27/6 God says that he is looking towards those who eat meat and take their blood. He soon punish them. Atharvaveda kand 6 sukta 140 is specially for meat eaters. In the sukta mantras say that THE TEETH like wolf should not take meat etc., etc. The animal like lion, wolf etc., hunt and take uncooked meat. Should a man having teeth like wolf should also hunt and take uncooked meat?

Vidya: I would like to understand the elements of Hindu philosophy that find mention in Rabindranath Tagore’s Gitanjali. Also, this text abounds in religious allusions. Kindly explain them to me.

Swami Ram Swarup: The father of Sri Rabindranath Tagore ji were attached with Braham Samaj. In the samaj there is only
worship of formless God. I have also read poems of Sri Rabindranath Tagore ji which are mostly related to Vedas.

Richa: What does the name Richa come from? I heard it came from the word “rishi”.
Swami Ram Swarup: Richa word has not come from word Rishi. Richa means Ved mantras. Rishi means who knows Vedas.

Anil Kumar Ran: Is it due to the past KARMA of the person who get suffering from aggrasive family person or it may be new seed sown by person?
Swami Ram Swarup: Actually sorrows and happiness are the result of own previous lives’ deeds. Deeds are only burnt by
worship of God. Then the others who gives problems either will stopped to give problem or the person who worship regularly a true worship he will be able to bear peacefully. New deeds are always faced in next lives. Because present life as per Rigveda mantras 10/135/1 to 4, say that present life has to face the previous deeds and the deeds done in present life will
be born in future that is next lives.

Rahul: What was the name of Krishna’s second wife?
Swami Ram Swarup: Satyabhama

Shefali: What is the meaning of the word “Rigved” itself? I do not want to know it’s definition that is a book containing holy mantras…but the meaning itself?
Swami Ram Swarup: From vid dhatu Ved word is made, which means knowledge and from Rik rig word, which means true. So from both words Rigveda is made. I.e., which is the source to know the true knowledge. In Rigveda God has mentioned all the matters with its qualities. So everybody must study Rigveda to know all matters of the universe and God also.

Shaikh Ammar: My friend was saying about the arrival of some Jagat Guru. Can you please enlist me the qualities and characteristics of that Jagat Guru to come. Please give us the exact source of the books and what are your respected views about that.
Swami Ram Swarup: If your friend has studied all four Vedas and has practised hard ashtang yoga philosophy with the result he has realized Almighty God within him. Being a complete Yogi like Vyas Muni, Vashisth Muni, Kapil Muni and Yogeshwar Krishna, then he is telling truth, otherwise even a present alive Yogi having the said qualities will never forecast, because it is not mentioned in Vedas and shastras.

Rahul: What are the meanings of Rahul, Roshith and Remani?
Swami Ram Swarup: Rahul means Good touch – means when you touch something and feel merriment. In Hindi subh sparsh. For example if a devotee touches the feet of his spiritual Guru, mother, father or elders then he has a good feelings. Rosh means anger plus hit means well wisher. Re word is used for addressing anyone and man means respect.

Rahul: I am awaiting the second part of Yog darshan. When will it be complete?
Swami Ram Swarup: Second part of yog darshan will be completed by first week of October this year then it will take printing time.

Lavraj Kumar: When we do Agnihotr we give ahutis. There is a very scientic reason for this, but why do we have to chant the mantras from the Vedas?
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas are knowledge direct from God please. And to chant the mantras of Vedas is an order of God in
all four Vedas, otherwise it will not be worship of God.

Lavraj Kumar: When a young man dies in a car crash is it due to his karma that he met an untimely death or is it based on human error on part of the driver or the country whose roads and driving codes are not good enough. Can you please
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes please in spiritualism and mainly in four Vedas the sorrows are due to the result of previous
bad karmas. But these can be avoided by doing real worship of God. I have given detailed about the same on the web site which may kindly be seen there.

Krishna Prasad: I am follower of Madvacharya Philosophy which preaches Dualism i.e Atma and Paramatma are different
and the World is real. What are your thoughts on this?
Swami Ram Swarup: The above is against the Vedas please. Vedas preach tretvad i.e., three eternal truths, one
almighty God who is formless and creates, nurses and destroys the uinverse, etc., etc. second souls and third is prakriti. God and souls are alive where as prakriti is non-alive. But all the said three matters are eternal and immortal. From prakriti God creates universe.

Krishna Prasad: Following up with my last question about authenticity of Vedas in this age, you told me to consult a learned Vedic Philospher. What are the characterstics of learned Vedic ?
Swami Ram Swarup: Best Vedic learned has studied all four Vedas with grammar and has done practice of ashtang yoga
with the result he has controlled five senses, five perceptions and mind.

Arun: Please explain the meaning of the following sutra Anavrittih shabdadanavrittih shabdat (Braham sutra). Is it against Vedas?
Swami Ram Swarup: Please quote sutra number. However not a single brahm sutra is against Vedas because the Rishis who
wrote six shastras were philosopher of Vedas and were complete Yogi. But now a days mostly the saints do not study Vedas, do not do holy yagya and do not do practice of ashtang yoga. Hence the problem that they does meaning of sutras against the Vedas but original sutras are not against the Vedas. One must think that the bhagwat Geeta and six shastras have been written
as said above and the meaning of such holy granthas or preaches thereon are being delivered by those saints who never studied Vedas, never do yagya, never do practice of ashtang yoga traditionally. Naturally such scenes are spreading poison in the society.

Sundar Dev: Comments on my experiences.
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas say know yourself through yourself. In humna body soul resides. We are soul and we are not
body. God has given us body and mind to do pious deeds. But mind (mann) always interrupts to follow truth. You’re also soul and not body and mind etc., So the fight was or will be future within you (alive soul) and mind. Through mind peace can’t be achieved. All holy granths including Vedas preach to control the mind and five senses. Because mind is made of prakriti
which has three qualities i.e., raj, tam and satv, which create always bad atmosphere. So please control your mind with firm desire. Your mind has made you to weep. Everybody requires a holy path i.e., a Guru who tells about Vedas and tell the way to practice ashtang yoga philosophy and do yagya, which are the best worship of God. Then only one becomes able to make the
mind dead and controls five senses.

Arti: Wht is the meaning of Vedas ,shahtras and puranas and what is the difference between them?
Swami Ram Swarup: One Vedas are eternal knowledge emanates direct from God at the time of beginning of earth. I have
written a book nmaed Vedic satsang sangrah in Hindi worth Rs. 51.00, excluding postal charges and can be sent on receipt of your postal address if you desire please. Purans means the oldest holy books containing history written by Rishis like shatpath brahmin granths, nighantoo, valmiki Ramayana etc., it does not include present eighteen purans. Six shastras have also been written by ancient Rishis like Vyas Muni, Kapil Muni etc. It contains sutras.

Arun Kumar: MahatmaJi Namaskar, Shankaracharya was a yogi according to some but he himself started the theory of
Vedanta. you are against it and Swami Dayanand Saraswati was also against the theory of adwaitwad as it is not supported by Vedas. Why is this contradiction? How can a yogi like Shankaracharya say something which is against the Vedas?
Swami Ram Swarup: Actually ad Guru Shankracharya ji (about 1500 years back) were the philosopher of Vedas. He did
shashtrarth (discussion) to several Gurus at that time and condemned them who were against the Vedas. One man deceived Sri Shankracharya ji and showed himself his disciple. The man used to give slow pioson to Shankracharya ji. And at last Shankracharya ji died. Then again the man with others spread their own thoughts telling the people that the thoughts were of
Shankrachraya ji. One should never think against Vedas.

Lovely Sharma: Can pregnant ladies chant the Gayatri Mantra? Is there any harmful effect if I chant Gayatri mantra?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes please she can chant the Gayatri mantra. Vedas are for everybody keeping aside gender, caste,
poor or rich etc. Chanting the mantras is for getting peace, wisdom ,co-operation, love to human beings, to overcome the illusion, to serve the elder/parents, etc., etc and finally to realize God while performing moral duties for family, society and nation. So God has given the knowledge of Ved mantras for all because God has no favourism etc., being supreme judge. So it is even sin to say that daughters, boy, ladies or pregnant ladies etc., are not allowed to chant Gayatri mantra, which is in three Vedas.

Kanika: What is the old name of Mahabharata?
Swami Ram Swarup: Its first name was “Jaya”, please.

Mehnaz: You had said that eating meat is prohibited, but I don’t agree with this. Meat is a good source of excellent protein.it also contains iron, vitamin B1 and niacin.
Swami Ram Swarup: When meat is good source of vitamins etc., then why meat is not eaten by elephant who has the greatest strength with all vitamins. Actually in dry fruits, vegetables, there are more vitamins in comparison of meat and meat is harmful to human beings, which has since been clarified by science also.

Mehnaz: Humans Have Omnivorous Set Of Teeths.. If u observe the teeth of herbivorous animals like goat, cow etc. all these animals have flat teeth because they eat grass. If u observe the teeth of carnivorous animals like lion, tiger etc, they have pointed teeth to eat flesh. But if you analyse the human teeth, you find that they have falt as well as pointed teeth hence they are omnivorous. One may ask, if Almighty God wanted humans to have vegetables, why did he provide us with pointed teeth?

Swami Ram Swarup: Pointed teeth are for taking apple, guava, etc.

Mehnaz: The digestive system of herbivorous animals can digest only vegetables and carnivorous animals only flesh but the digestive system of humans can digest both veg and non veg. If Almighty God, wanted us to have only veg, then why did he give us a digestive system which can digest both foods?
Swami Ram Swarup: No please. Human beings only easily can digest vegetarian food only within three hours, whereas meat
is first not allowed but by taking meat it is adjusted in several hours and before its digestion another meat or other foods are taken which creates diseases like cancer etc., which has since been clarified by science also.

Mehnaz: I think Hindu scriptures give permission to non vegetarian food.
Swami Ram Swarup: This is all against the Vedas please. Mostly People are innocent and They do not know the real meaning of Vedic word. secondly in most of our holy books false statements have been added when we were slaves for thousand years. Only a Yogi who has realized God by hard practice of ashtang yoga and hard study of Vedas can tell truth. so your above statement has been written by those who are against the Vedas and have not studied Sanskrit grammar and four Vedas.
otherwise such sins can’t be uttered for which God gives punishment sure.

Praveen Kumar: Please tell me that to which caste did Aadi shankaracahrya belonged to and do you have any proof for
Swami Ram Swarup: Because caste system is not in Vedas for which I have already written a lot, so I think discussion
about Aadi Guru Shankracharya is needed not. Yajurveda mantra 31/11 says that he is brahman who knows four Vedas has done practice of yoga philosophy and has realized God. So Shankracharya ji was great brahman having all the said qualities.

Anil: Does Ved preach polygamy if not can you proven it on authority of Veda because even Dashrath had 4 wives? Is there any kind of family planning in it?
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedas tell everything right from straw to Almighty God. Sri Krishna Maharaj also had two wives, King Dashrath had three wives and not four. So it is matter of situation and personal feelings but based on Vedas. However the wives were not meant for getting physical charms etc. Those wives had studied Vedas and were learned of yoga philosophy as well as their husbands. So question at this juncture when mostly the individuals do not know the ancient culture and eternal knowledge of Vedas about brahmcharya and moral duties etc, including finance, is baseless. Daily newspaper and news on TV have been telling that the people who have one wife either are quarrelling daily or wife has left house leaving their children with her friend etc. Or bad contacts of the women and men are also being published in news. And such news comes from mostly all over the world, which give proof that present family life of one man and one wife or more are not successful. Daily problems are there, whereas in the ancient times one husband having more wives etc., had religious minded wife with all qualities with successful life. So requirement is of knowledge of Vedas for husband and wife both is first and then question of marriage, please.

Kalyan: I am not getting desired results by reading holy books.
Swami Ram Swarup: The way to study of any holy book like Vedas etc., is to go to a learned acharya who will teach the holy book. Self study is dangerous and harmful.

Nilesh Jain: Is right that somras (an Ayurvedic drug) available in the market? and what is there use and where I found it?
Swami Ram Swarup: There are so many meaning of somras in Vedas. Yes in Ayurveda its meaning is the juice of herbals etc. Any suitable juice/syrup from herbals is somras for benefit for the health.

Vinay: Should one marry once they lose their partner, if they have young children?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes please, but you’ll have to search a religious minded bride who can proof herself as Yashodha who nursed Sri Krishna as his own son. Please also take care always of your son about his health, education, good nursing and to give him the best qualities for bright future.

Santosh Taprawat: What’s method of Prataha Puja?
Swami Ram Swarup: In Vedas the meaning of pooja is to give honour/respect to Almighty God. Further it is stated that the best method of Pooja (worship) is to perform holy Yagya (Yajyen) with Ved mantras. In this method three types of the mantras are specially recited while offering aahuti in Vedi (havan kund) — stuti (qualities which are unlimited in respect of God), upasana (worship/devotion) and prarthna (pray). The method is mentioned on this web site which may please be seen. However a book in Hindi to perform holy yagya with Ved mantras has also been written by me and can be sent on receipt of your postal address, if you’re desirous of.

Robbin: I want to become like Adolf Hitler. How do I do it?
Swami Ram Swarup: I will advice you to become a saint to serve the human being please.

Raj Kumar: What’s the relation between Vivekanand and Dayanand Saraswati, Dayanand Saraswati and Ram Krishna Param Hans?
Swami Ram Swarup: Ram Krishna Paramhans was spiritual guru of Sri Vivekanand. So, both were of same path. They accepted Vedanta, i.e., soul is God and except God there is nothing, neither soul nor prakriti/world. Whereas Swami Dayanand were against the said path. The preach of Swami Dayanand was totally based on the eternal knowledge of Vedas, Vedas being emanated direct from God.

Sagar Anmalla: As you have said that its the previous lives deeds that gives us happiness or sorrows lets take this as an example that a very good God fearing person doing pooja havan practising yoga meditation is suffering lot a sorrows because the soul in his body had done lot of bad deeds in past lives, but I feel that what is this persons fault he is innocent and unfortunately he is facing someone else mistakes and bad deeds. I am facing sorrows today because my soul has done bad deeds in the past and now I don’t even know what bad deeds I have done. This concept to me something strange it is understood that if I am doing something wrong I should be punished for it I will face it because I know it’s my mistake. Now I am feeling that if do lot of bad deeds I know that I will get results in next life and in that life i will not remember what I have done. Please clarify in detail.
Swami Ram Swarup: Nutritious diet makes man healthy but it is not applicable for everybody because somebody has problem to digest etc. So the proper and eternal spiritualism is to be attained please.

God fearing is something else but to know the qualities of God from Vedas and then having fear of God is something else. For example Yajurveda mantra 40/1 says that God is everywhere. And people listen and even the people listen the said truth from other holy books. But how many bother the fact of preach? I mean to say after listening or worshipping mostly the people do sins. And the way of listening or doing holy yajyen or yoga practice like asan, pranayam, meditation etc. is proper according to Vedas it is a question. So doing yajna and pious deeds like yoga practice etc., are pious but due to lack of proper knowledge from a spiritual acharya, are not sufficient to kill the previous deeds. But the pious gathered by following the said path will sure give happiness one day but will not kill the previous deeds. To kill the deeds one will have to be an ascetic. So everybody must carry on doing yajna etc., always and one day will sure come when he will get knowledge by the grace of God from any Vedic acharya/yogi to kill the previous deeds. The result of deeds of someone else are never faced. Soul never takes birth and is immortal. According to deeds soul gets body, so the same soul has been facing his previous deeds according to the law of God made in Vedas. Not your soul but you’re yourself an immortal soul. Actually soul is indulged in materialistic articles and has forgotten his original shape of immortal and remaining ever pleasant etc. Soul requires Vedic guidance from a spiritual master. As regards forgetness of previous deeds it is but natural. Can any person remember in present life that before a month what he ate, what vegetable, what dal, and in which position he was sitting to take food etc.? So when in present life everybody forgets his deeds then what to talk about previous life. Even a person tells lie but he forgets and produces that he is telling truth. Where then the fear of God exists?

Jay: What, How much and whom should we donate?
Swami Ram Swarup: First of all a real needy person requires donation. Needy means he has no source of income, has no house, no clothes, no food inspite of his best efforts. So in this category beggars and the richest saints who are against the Vedas do not come. We have to follow the order of Almighty God mentioned in Vedas. So a rishi who knows Vedas has controlled his senses gives knowledge of Vedas to others, does hard practice of ashtang yoga philosophy daily helps the poors, has equal dealing in society keeping aside caste system or poor or rich etc. And inspires the people to do havan daily and gives the knowledge of one Almighty formless God is highly capable to get donation with all respect. This all has been mentioned in all Vedas. Specially Atharvaveda kand 9 refers. In which there are so many mantras on the subject. Also Rigveda mandal 10 sukta 107 containing eleven mantras also refers.

Swarendra: While doing Japa with Mala, it is said that one should not cross the meru mani. In that case how can one concentrate on the Mantra?
Swami Ram Swarup: That is why mostly Sufi sants have told (based on Vedas) that mala is not needed. Actual name jaap is done from breathing system. Vedas do not say about mala.

Krishna Prasad: In Game of messages, first person tells some message to second person, second to third and so on. By the time the message goes to fifteenth person or so, that message is entirely changed. So keeping this in Mind, I am afraid that even our Holy books, rituals etc might have been changed. One Corrupt translator or Guru is enough to pass wrong message which we might be following?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes you’re absolutely right please. For example in Vedas there is a preach to perform holy Ashwamegh Yagya. So many translator have told that in such yagya the horse must be slaughtered etc. whereas in that mantra the meaning of Ashwa is nation and not horse. So maximum Ved mantras have been translated quiet wrong. Then what to talk about other holy Granth which have been written in easy language like Hindi, English etc. This is only due to lack of study of real knowledge and practice of yoga philosophy. Most of the saints are talking baselessly only based on bookish knowledge and hence the problem. In Vedas it is clearly mentioned that he who is lack of knowledge makes his own interpretations and not based on Vedas or ancient culture. So Vedas again say that one should only listen from a learned Vedic philosopher and a Yogi and the listener must become learned and then he must start giving preaches to make another personal a learned one. So, little knowledge is always dangerous.

Sagar Anmalla: Swamiji, I asked a question about pregnant women. You have said that they should not go near a haunted place. But in Vedas, there are no spirits in Vedas, then how come it is mentioned?
Swami Ram Swarup: I have already explained that I took the meaning of haunted, “to visit frequently”, “a place frequented by animals especially for food and drink” and in this meaning no concern about any spirit because there is no any ghost in the universe.

Sagar Anmalla: How many manvantar are there?
Swami Ram Swarup: Total manvantrar are 14 please. Seventh is in continuation and seven are in balance for future.

Guruprasad: We are facing heavy rains since last week and many parts of Mumbai is in deep trouble. With your blessings myself, and rest are safe, but at the outset require your blessings to Mumbai so that people are safe with their people even in case of such calamities.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to all people of Bombay and I pray for them.

Sumita: What is garud puran?
Swami Ram Swarup: Learned people have proved that the above puran
is totally against the Vedas please.

Bijaya Pandey: I have been given the date of 24th September 2005 but I think before Ghatasthapana (4th Oct 2005) all dates are not good for do new things. Please could you suggest me some Vedic name which starts from “s” to my child.
Swami Ram Swarup: Almighty God has created the universe. All Vedas like Yajurveda mantra 40/8 says that everyday and night and even a second is as pure as God. Only the result of bad deeds in terms of sin to face makes the day or night bad etc. So please do not worry. Your baby will be okay and wise. I think you’ll believe on Vedic philosophy emanates direct from almighty God. You may address the lucky baby as Somesh, Sanjay, and in case of female Savita, all from Vedas.

Anasuya: I would like to know the story of Nachiketa.
Swami Ram Swarup: Nachiketa was son of Uddalak Rishi. Uddalak rishi once decided to donate all his assetts. Nachiketa saw that his father is donating the oldest cows which are of no use to anybody. And the good cows were being saved. Nachiketa thought that it is a sin in respect of his father. Further he thought that his father loves him and the good cows are being saved for him (Nachiketa). He wanted to escape his father from such sin. So Nachiketa decided that if his father will donate him (Nachiketa) also then all will be okay and his father will not save the cows. So he went to his father and requested him to donate him (Nachiketa) also because his father had pledged that he (Uddalak Rishi) will donate all assets. Nachiketa requested his father that he is also his asset. So he must donate his son also. The rishi due to affection kept silence. But when repeatedly Nachiketa requested his father to donate him then rishi in anger told nachiketa, “I donate you to death.” Story is long and I can’t brief here. Nachiketa then decided to obey his father and went to Yamraj. Yamraj was not there. He waited for three days when Yamraj came back. Yamraj told Nachiketa to obtain three blessings etc, etc, etc. (you can send postal address for detailed story). So, in Vedas there is no any Yamraj etc. Yam means the deity of death. Almighty God is Himself is Yam.

Rahul: Once a person in his discussion with you mentioned about para kaya pravesha technique by which Shakaracharya entered a dead man’s body. Is this yoga technique existing?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes it is mentioned in Vibuhti Paad of Yog Shastra, which now a days I am writing please.

Rahul: You have quoted age of Ramayan from Shiv Puran. Well, you
don’t believe in Puran then how can you quote this? You told me in reply that correct facts of things should be taken. Well how do you know that puranas are right here?
Swami Ram Swarup: Learned person also avoid Tulsikrit Ramayana. But
when Tulsi says about some truth then truth is to be observed. For example Tulsi says Sri Ram was avatar which is against Vedas, but in another chopai he says
God is formless then it is okay. So even the false books are there but they also have little bit truth based on Vedas which must be observed. However, fundamental law says that in any book if false statements against Vedas and science are there the whole book must be ignored.

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.