Deepak: Charan Sparsh. Guruji can you please tell us meaning of this mantra:
Rigved, Mandal 9, Sukt 96, Mantra 18.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you.
Rigveda mantra 9/96/18:-
“Rishimanna Ya Rishikritsvarshaha Sahastranneethaha Padveehee Kavinaam,
Triteeyam Dhaam Manishaha Sishasantsomo Virajamanu Rajatishtup.”
(Somaha) God, who is form of divine pleasure (Sishasan) whose nature is to nurse the universe (Manishaha) who is the greatest (Triteeyam) third (Dhaam) stage, i.e., salvation stage (Virajam) the learned who has attained salvation (Anurajati) enlightens him i.e., the God enlightens /liberates the Yogi who followed the path of Vedas including hard practice of Ashtang Yoga (Kavinaam Padveehee) amongst the learneds , God is the most learned to use the words (Sahastranneethaha) praise worthy (Rishimanaaha) has supreme knowledge, most learned (Yaha) who is (Rishikrit) able to give all knowledge (Svarshaha) showers utmost happiness, such God alone is most adorable and worshippable by all human beings .
Meaning: God, who is the form of divine pleasure, whose nature is to nurse the universe, He is the greatest, the bestower of third stage i.e., God enlightens /liberates the Yogi who follows the path of Vedas and does hard practice of ashtang Yoga, God is the most learned amongst all learneds, He (God) is praise worthy, has supreme knowledge and is able to give all knowledge, He showers utmost happiness. Such God alone is most adorable and worshippable by all human beings.
The said unchangeable qualities have been mentioned in respect of Almighty God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe.
Idea of the mantra is that all human beings must worship one God who is eternal and possesses the said divine qualities.
Hemlata: For marriage birth kundli match is compulsory? And if birth time is not correct so which basis marriage will be done? Swami ji my birth time is not correct what I do for marriage?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you, my daughter. No, please. For marriage, birth kundli match is not necessary because such procedure has not been mentioned in Vedas, shastras, Bhagwad Geeta, Valmiki Ramayana etc. Vedas state that marriage should be performed based on good qualities of both sides. For example- Boy must be earning well to support his wife and wife must know the way of creating and maintaining good atmosphere of family. I have mentioned such good qualities of both husband and wife in my book- Vedas- A Divine Light (III) in English worth Rs.100/- which can be sent to you on receipt of your demand and postal address.