Makkhan: Pranam Guruji. Guruji I am a student and I am rading your books, doing meditation and havan.
I have a question. Guruji one seeks knowledge of vedas to increase his understanding level and gain wisdom. But that will be possible only if one bring the learned knowledge in his thought process. I mean I easily used to got affected/ sad/ demoralized with what one says to me or my mind tries to waver alot. But now I know by reading your books that its the mind that is trying to overpower the soul, so now I use his wisdom/ vedic knowledge to regain control over the mind and brain.
So I wanted to ask that in the beginning an aspirant will have to rationalize ones thought/actions using the vedic knowledge like when I know that each day death is coming closer so its always better to do ones duty (study/hard work controlling the senses,mind etc) than to worry about baseless things and thoughts. I hope I am in right path. Please guide me further.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you, my son. In all four Vedas, God Himself has preached that knowledge is gained when it is given by anyone. So, until an aspirant makes contact with a learned acharya of Vedas and Ashtang Yog philosophy, nobody is able to gain eternal, Vedic knowledge which emanates direct from God, in the beginning of every non-sexual creation. You are really doing the best deed of controlling the mind and somehow you may be successful but hundred percent is only gained as quoted above. So, either you must seek locally a learned acharya or you may come here. Vedic knowledge is gained while discharging all our moral duties towards family, society, nation and world. That is why, Vedas state that one should get progress in worldly pious deeds (education, science, agriculture etc.) and spiritualism simultaneously. One sided progress is always harmful. You should go ahead on the path, you have mentioned in the query. Again, my blessings to you.
ABC: Pranaam Maharaj ji. I am curious about :
Is it okay for women to work and earn money as men? As it is said that household is the duty of women and working out and earning money is the duty of men. Nowadays, it is very common to see working women. But according to Vedas,is it right for women to do that, or is it a disobedience towards Vedas?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. No doubt, that to take care of the children, house and husband is a duty of woman and to earn the money to feed the family is the duty of man. However, in the circumstances, where more finance is required to look after children/family, woman can assist her husband by doing some suitable job. Rigved states that women must be provided with job of judge.