Sunil: Namaste Swami Ram Swarupji, On May 29, 2019 some questions were asked to you and you said about 10,000 true slokas of the Mahabharata, wherein it is said that Yudhisthira married Draupadi and the ther four brothers married four other women. Would you bee kind to
tell me where is that version of the Mahabharata is available from? Regards, Sunil K.B.
Swami Ram Swarup: Namasteji. You are advised to make contact with M/S Vijay Kumar
Hassanand, Nai Sadak, Delhi-110006. The website of M/S Vijay Kumar Hassanand is – www.vedicbooks.com.
K S S: Poojya Maharaji, Prostrating on Your Holy feet I beg for Your Blessings and answers for my doubts.
* In “Divine Light Part -III” in page No: 86 it was written that while telling about Menaka it was mentioned that she was an Apsara stated to be living in swarg. Should we take it as a symbolic
reference? if not, existence of swarg & hell will be considered to be true.
* Being a renowned Rishi could Vishwamitraji be enticed by a woman?
* We come across that Vishwamitra Rishi lived both at the time of Shri Ram and Harichandra. Is it the same Rishi? If show his life span extended upto how many years
* In your discourses we were used to hear number of times about Narad Rishi. Was any such dignitary existed if so what are the details about him? Kindly enlighten me. Your disciple, KSS.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Yes, it is totally symbolic because the meaning of Apsara in Atharvaveda is the woman who does hard work. Study of fourth paad of Yog Shastra would reveal that the five senses in which Kaam, krodh, Mad, Lobh, Ahankar are generated, are for some time hidden and in the concerned situation they get awakened till the Rishi attains Dharammegh Samadhi. So, the stage of Vishwamitraji when he got involved with Maneka may not be the stage of attaining Dharammegh Samadhi or he at his own could make contact with Apsara.
The interval of Sri Ram and Harischandra was long, so those were not same Rishis. In Vedas, the meaning of Narad is the Rishi-Muni who always speaks truth. So, Narad is title and not a name like Sharma, Verma, etc.
Janardanan: AUM, I offer obeisance at the feet of dear Acharya, On July 7th you wrote 1,96,08,35,112 years ago the universe was created. But this does not tally with the calculation based on 5112nd year of Kaliyuga in the 28th Chathuryuga of 7th Manwanthara of 8th Kalpa of 2nd
Parardha of Brhman. Kindly clarify this. Reamainjng at your feet Janardanan
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you, my son. The age of this creation is- 1 Arab, 96 crores, 8 lakhs, 53 thousands, 113 years which is also based on Manusmriti chapter 1, please.