Arvind: Pranaams Swamiji, Thank you very much for your caring reply. You are saying something very fundamental and basic but at the same time, very profound.
From your videos, I am to understand that Temple Worship and Idol Worship, is not Vedic. In that case, don’t you think, You lost a Golden Opportunity to tell the Court in the Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi case, that though Ayodhya is Ram Janmabhoomi, it will be ANTI VEDIC to build a Ram Temple there now and instead a huge Havan Khund could be made for people of all communities to do Homa there? This move would have made people all over the Globe to understand the true intent of Vedas.
Anyhow, I am keen to learn more about your Ashram activities and if possible, to do Guru service there. Kindly le let me know.
Thank You once again.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. You are welcome, please. Dear Arvind, I don’t want to fall into controversy because I daily do Yajyen, both times, write religious articles for newspapers, do daily study of Vedas, practice of Ashtang Yog philosophy. so, I have been giving time to such religious pious tasks. Now, my age is 80 years and rest of the life, I will donate to Almighty God by doing the said religious pious tasks. If I fall into controversy then my time will be wasted which is given to me by God to spend for worship only. You are welcome to pay your visit in my ashram after corona crisis is over.
Anonymous: Pranam guru maharaj ji Is path of our life predetermined? Is it possible to change our fate?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you.
Three types of Deeds
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 lives 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 considered 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 day today present life are called kriyamann.
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. Human beings are free in the matter of doing deeds 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 a right path.
Worship does not mean that we are free to discharge only our family duties, education, etc., but rather it is a sin. We have to get progress in both waysimultaneously 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. So we have to follow the law of God always to get long happy life.
Anonymous: I am unable to concentrate in meditation and prayers. How can I improve it?
Swami Ram Swarup: You continue your practice, one day your dhyan will be successfully concentrated upon. You must know, if anybody starts doing dhyan then whether it is with concentration or not but full fruitful result is obtained, daily. One day, dhyan will be achieved.