Kiran: Namaste yoga acharya charna sparsh. Soul (ATMA) is likely lead large number of questions.These questions could vary depending on the degree of knowledge an individual possesses what is the self ? Is it the physical body, the personality of persons is not same in childhood, changes in adult and old age. It changes very fast after marriage is the human ego is real self?
2) mind is powerful but creates different thoughts at different time & situations is that soul .

Swami Ram Swarup:
Ans. My blessings to you. Self is alive soul who resides in human-body. When soul based on his previous lives’ deeds comes in the womb of mother then under the administration of God, he gets human body with senses and organs. So, human body is made of prakriti which is non-alive. Every matter of the universe changes its shape at each moment. Hence, there are changes in human body and at least the body is destroyed and the soul who leaves the body at the time of death, gets another birth based on pious and impious deeds. Human ego is not real self i.e., human ego is not soul. Ego is the distortion of prakriti.

(2) No, please Mind and its creation of thoughts is not soul.

Mind is also made of Prakriti as quoted above.

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S R: Guruji, Namasthe, I have a doubt. With which Japamala one should chant Gayatri Mantra and how long will it take to get results.

Swami Ram Swarup: Namasteji. Result should never be claimed. We’ve to discharge our moral duties faithfully. So is the case with worshipping of God. But, should never think about result. Bhagwad Geeta Shloka 2/47 clearly states – Oh! Arjun, you have to discharge your duty without thinking of any result.

However, the early result depends directly over the (quickness) intensity with which the worship is done. As you work hard so you get early result.

A M: Swamiji, I am engineer. I have passed my engineering by craming. But I have good hold in Mathematics. Now I want to increase my English and knowledge. I have seen your Vedas divine light so kindly guide me.
Swami Ram Swarup: A student should hard study with full concentration. He should never take any kind of rest and should always be away from laziness.

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