Preeti: My question is regarding the karma law. How does it work? I have often heard that whatever we do we will be paid for our actions. How do we we know whether now we are creating new karmas or paying the karmas from past? My next question is when I am meditating what sort of experiences will I be going through. Thirdly, as a student I always feel anxious and stressed about my education, I don’t know what to do about it. A lot of the time I am in a depression. I really want to achieve high grades. What can I do? Please give me your blessing and an advise.

Preeti: My question is regarding the karma law. How does it work? I have often heard that whatever we do we will be paid for our actions. How do we we know whether now we are creating new karmas or paying the karmas from past? My next question is when I am meditating what sort of experiences will I be going through. Thirdly, as a student I always feel anxious and stressed about my education, I don’t know what to do about it. A lot of the time I am in a depression. I really want to achieve high grades. What can I do? Please give me your blessing and an advise.
Swami Ram Swarup: Whatever deed is done by a person, his action of deed never goes in vain. In this connection, Yajurveda mantra 7/48 states that a person is always free to do any deed i.e., pious deed or sin but result is awarded by Almighty God.

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 taken 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 way at a time 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.

As aspirant meditates according to Vedic theory i.e., when he would do practice of ashtang yoga and would perform Yajyen, contact learned acharya, do name jaap of God etc., regularly with faith and firm decision then he will be able to experience the divine light within him. He would also listen divine voice of divine musical instruments and he would experience divine fragrance, etc.

My blessings to you for a long, happy life, my daughter. A student mainly has two pious deeds to do- one he has to daily do hard study. Secondly he must maintain celibacy (brahamcharya) while also maintaining good health. He must always be away from bad society. With the result, he gains mental as well as immense physical strength. Then he will never feel tired and will continue to study regularly. He also attain extraordinary memory. I also paste here my article on students-
It is a moral duty of a student to concentrate on hard study and to look after his health. Avoid bad society always concentrate on your Brahamcharya. Awake early in the morning and after bath- brush etc., do holy name jaap of God at least for 15 minutes. Go for morning walk and light exercises daily. Take plenty of water i.e., at least 15 -to 20 glasses in a day. Always respect your parents, elders and teachers. Must be soft spoken, avoid TV so as not to see bad scenes, films etc. this all will help you to concentrate in your study. Whatever you study and learn, try to write on rough book a lot without seeing books etc. I have written a book on Brahamcharya in Hindi, that can be sent free of cost to you. The book is specially meant for students.

Alvin Lal: Q16 / P20 in the book “Vedas A Divine Light” confuses me. It asks if God can take form…On one hand you state and I quote “When god creates the universe, nothing functions until he enters the universe and thus he is called called Omnipresent” This statement above seems to contradict…. If God is omnipresent, why does god need to come out of the universe to take form? I mean if he is in all matters, then surely that suggests that he can be in more than one place at a given time. Please enlighten. What is the difference between Sanatan Dharm and Araye Samaj?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yajurveda mantra 31/4 states “PADASAYA ABHAVAT PUNAHA TRIPAD AMRITAM DIVI” i.e., a small fraction of God’s power acts in Prakriti and the universe is created. But the remaining three “padaha” i.e., remaining divine power remains with Almighty God in Divilok. The said divilok is never creates nor destroyed. So, after creation, the God enters and that is why He is called omnipresent. So formless God enters the universe and always remains unchangeable. For example- God enters in the sun, moon, air and in the earth. It means He enters but always remains separate from sun, moon etc., as a current enters into the wire but wire will remain separate and current shall always remain separate from wire. Wire shall never become current and vice-versa the qualities of the wire will always be separate from qualities of electric current. Similarly divine qualities of the God will ever remain separate from the simple qualities of the sun, moon, earth, air, water, etc.

God always remains unchangeable then why will He come out of universe to take form. At the time of final destruction, the entire creation shall be turned into non-alive matter i.e., Prakriti and automatically the Almighty God shall remain as it is. He needs not to take any form. He will be within all matters being the minutest.

Sanatan means eternal and everlasting. The education of sanatan dharma is gained through Vedas because Vedas are also sanatan. Vedas have never been written by anyone. This knowledge emanates from Almighty God at the beginning of each creation. Please read the articles on Vedas Philosophy and Creation.

Sagar: What are the karmas according to which society is classified as Brahmins, kshatriya, vishyam or shudra?
Ans. In this connection Yajurveda mantra 31/11 states that this universe (brahamannaha) learned of Vedas who knows and realizes God (mukham aseet) is equivalent to mouth i.e., he who knows Vedas, does hard practice of ashtang yoga philosophy, does daily yajyen and has control on
his senses, perception and mind, always speaks truth etc., is called Brahmin i.e., based on the said qualities a person is called as Brahmin and not by birth. Similarly (bahu rajannaya kritaha) he who attains physical and mental power, is brave, protects the nation, he is kshatriye. Mantra again states (uru tadasya) i.e., he is vaishya/mahajan who has got perfection in agriculture, business etc. (padabhyam shudraha ajayat) he who has not gained education properly and can not discharge duties of a kshatriye or vaishy, he services the others and called shudra. So, caste system has not been made by Vedas- shastras.

Rahul Dhankhar: Getting over problems in celibacy.
Swami Ram Swarup: You see, there is no problem which can not be solved by a brave, determined person. So firm decision and hard working to solve the same is required. Firm decision means that, “I will not think, see, listen, smell and touch the sensual matters.”

So when the said matters come in mind, a brave person with firm decisions will boycott it and would try to turn his thoughts towards pious matters like study of holy book etc. this practice is done in whole day and till the time of retirement to bed. Try to avoid spending fun on such matters. He should be cautious to maintain his digestive system well. He will have to awake early in the morning at about 4’ O clock daily. He should first attempt to natural call, clean teeth and take a glass of fresh water and then do practice of asan, pranayam and meditation.

So he must learn asan, pranayam, and meditation from a learned acharya. Thereafter, he must go for a morning walk and light exercises daily. He should avoid in take of non-vegetarian, fatty food and any kind of addiction. Must always listen Vedas, do study of Vedas, must do daily havan even with Gayatri mantra, must always be away from bad society. I would also advice you to read my book on brahamcharya named , “ Brahamcharya Ek Dukh Nivarak Divya Mani”, (in Hindi) in which you will find a detailed preach on the subject. Book will be sent on receipt of your postal address, if you so desire. Please also read the article on Shubha Karma.

Rahul Dhankhar: May I have mulabandha while doing sirshasana?
Swami Ram Swarup: Please avoid moolbandh while doing shirshasan. Moolbandh is done well especially on sidhasan, padamasan, yet it requires full guidance from learned yogacharya first.

P: Is there a sin to have a life partner younger than me (lady)?
Swami Ram Swarup: A female may select her life partner above her age but the difference between their age should not be more than 4-5 years otherwise problem would arise.

Manasi: How to perform the Jeshtha Gauri Pooja in Deshastha Brahmin Style?
Swami Ram Swarup: Sorry, I do not know please. However, according to Vedas, shastras, and all ancient holy books, a person must worship the formless, Almighty, omnipresent, omniscient, God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe.

Sameer Modi: Can you please let me know about the things doing in each SWAR? Like what things we should do in Chandra swar and what things we should do in Surya swar. I will be very thankful to you if you could reply me in detail.
Swami Ram Swarup: Actually, an aspirant who does the pranayam does not need to think over the Chandra and surya swar. So please try to do asan, pranayam and meditation under guidance of a learned yoga teacher. If you are not satisfied with answer, please send your question again.

Navin Mehta: Samundra manthan to increase praja.
Swami Ram Swarup: Samundra manthan as is mentioned in Puran is not authentic being against the Vedic philosophy. Manu and Satrupa were not advised to increase praja. There is only one formless Almighty God who brings about creation. Please also read the articles on Yug and Creation.

K: Referring to your answer on Shradh, I think that the ritual benefits a lot scientifically and is dependent upon man shakti, mantra shakti and dravya shakti.
Swami Ram Swarup: There are two meanings of pitr in Vedas -1. parents, elders. Secondly- learned of Vedas like acharya, yogi etc. So the services towards the same dignitaries make the aspirant wise. Science is not complete because its meaning is “ special endless knowledge”. So every scientist has to learn more, more and more yet he does not become satisfied. However, science mentioned in Vedas by God Himself is self proof and complete in all respects as God Himself is called “param purush” i.e., complete in all respects and Almighty. So His creation is also complete in all respects. No nobody is complete in all respects other than God and God being immortal. He only creates, nurses and destroys the universe. The said matter has very well briefed in Rigveda mandal 10 and Yajurveda chapter 31. Please read the answer/article on Vedas – a proof in token to recognize truth.

Adhyatmik, adhi bhautik, adhidevik are three types of sorrows. These have been very stated by Kapil Muni in His Sankhya shastra sutra 1/1. Sutra states:
Meaning: There are “TRIVIDHIHI DUKHAHA” i.e., there are three types of sorrows- adhidevik, adhibhautik, adhyatmik. An aspirant has to destroy the said sorrows by real worship of God which is the motto of the human beings.

Please quote the Ved mantra or any sutra of shastra or shlok of Upanishad or Bhagwad Geeta wherein it is stated that shradh depends on three conditions viz., man shakti, mantra shakti or dravya shakti. As regards man shakti, Yajurveda mantra 5/14 states that a yogi indulges his mind (man) and intellect (buddhi) in the formless God by hard practice of ashtang yoga. Mantras are always of Vedas and there is no Ved mantra which states about shradh, tarpann, etc.

Dravya shakti means capacity of making expenses. So God states in all four Vedas and rishi-munis have stated in their shastras, Upanishads etc., to spend the money to perform holy yajyen with ved mantras and to serve the above quoted pitras including nursing of family members while discharging moral duties. So as far as Vedas are concerned, God does not tell to spend the time to perform Shradh, please.

God has stated in Atharvaveda mantra 7/79/1 about Amavasya stating it to be a pious day and to recite with learned acharya of Vedas on this day to perform holy Yajyen with Ved mantras on this auspicious day.

There is no pret yoni in the God’s creation. Yajurveda mantra 40/3 states , “ PRETYAPI GACHCHANTI”, so here pret means “after death”. Gachchanti means “go”. The whole meaning of the mantra is that those who kill the soul i.e., who do not listen the inner voice of pure soul but are indulged in sins etc., they go to the lokas i.e., they take birth in bodies where knowledge can never be gained and the body will be called asur/devil. So “ pret” means death and not ghost. We must follow the words and meanings of Vedas and hence should avoid learning of self made meanings of divine words of Vedas.

Soul soon after leaving body of the person comes in “sushupt” stage i.e., in unconscious stage. His body is burnt and without body soul can’ t see, listen, touch, smell, taste, think, walk and can’t even do any kind of work etc., soul remains in unconscious stage and therefore soul can neither be ghost nor can take food or sharadh etc. Instead soul takes next birth after thirteen days based on his previous lives’ deeds. A person becomes learned either in bhautikwad, (materialistic sphere) or in adhyatmikwad (spiritualism). In bhautikwad, a man gets education, and attains degrees, like doctorate, Ph. D., engineering etc., and only such degree will not be able to give peace to the person. Yet, the said degrees are essential, say the Vedas, but alongwith spiritualism.

Second is Adhyatmikwad which relates to the study of four Vedas, performing of daily yajyen with Ved mantra, name jaap of God according to Vedas and practice of ashtang yoga philosophy under guidance of learned acharya of Vedas.

So learned people by adopting the said path of worship kill the man (mind) so as to pave their way to Samadhi. In Samadhi they realize formless God which means they attain salvation.

Yajurveda mantra 40/4 states that mind(man), intellect(buddhi) and other senses, perceptions are not able to realize God. The said senses and perceptions have limited power whereas God has unlimited power. So from limited power, unlimited power can not be seen/ realized.

Fasting/celibacy observed just once in a year, can not purify aspirant. It may effect for sometime, the human body but not intellect, mind, chitta, ahankar etc. Total concentration and devotion is attained by following Vedic path and doing hard practice of ashtang yoga, please. The meaning of shraddha is mentioned in Rigveda tenth mandal sukta 151. The sukta states “shraddha” is full concentration on the eternal path of the Vedas which emanates direct from God.

In a room, if an artist plays on one sitar then the same sweet voice will not be emanated from other sitars. Son when invokes his alive parents and elders as quoted above then sure the elders will shower their blessings on their sons or daughters even but the said process can never be repeated after death as explained above.

Deceased come under the control of Almighty God and they take their next birth based on their previous lives’ deeds. So automatically, they are fed in the womb of their mothers and after birth by their parents and elders. Please also read the article: After Death.

Keshav: I want to tell you that Astrology (Jyotish) is the sixth part (ang) of the Vedas. So, it is Vedang and included in the Vedas.
Swami Ram Swarup: No, please. Present jyotish is not the 6th part of Vedas. Actually present astrology has no relation with Vedas. Vedas are eternal and its knowledge emanates direct from God as is stated in all Vedas like Yajurveda mantra 31/7.

Vedas are not only Hindus’ scriptures but are universally applicable to all. All rishi granths prove that Vedas’ knowledge was practised by all human beings of the world uptil Mahabhart period. At that time present sects did not exist. Yes, people of India now must start study of Vedas immediately to be learned.

In Vedas there is different kind of jyotish i.e., what is in earth, moon, celestial bodies etc., which are beneficial for human beings. Present astrology, horoscope, teva, kundali, are not mentioned in Vedas please. You see, Vedas clearly state that every planet moves so the planets are moving.

Rashmi Sahu: How many manavantars are there actually?
Swami Ram Swarup: This is the seventh manvantar presently.

Hemant: While meditating God being formless what exactly is to to be remembered with chanting?
Swami Ram Swarup: Actually, the process of chanting/mediation is learnt from a learned acharya in person please. The name of God must be chanted as per Vedas and not as per views of a man or woman. Secondly, the meaning of each word of the name of God should be memorized alongwith the chanting. Asan, pranayam are also to be learnt to get the perfection. So entire process must be learnt personally from an acharya.

Shrikant: I am doing Pranayam as taught by Swami Ramdev ji maharaj. I am doing it since last three years and from last one year i am feeling some heat at my muladhar and agya chakra. Swami Ramdev ji says you do pranayama you will attain samadhi, your kandalini will awake? But other people says kundalini sadhana should be done in the presence of the Guru .is it is very essential to go to guru? Because nowadays it is not possible to go to guru’s place.
Swami Ram Swarup: Yoga practice must be done under the guidance of a learned acharya. Heat is not a sign of attaining Samadhi, please. However, regular practice of yam, niyam, asan, pranayam sure makes the aspirant able to control his senses, perceptions, and mind i.e., pratayhar, then he proceeds further to the stage of dharna, dhyan (meditation) and Samadhi. Samadhi is blessed by God Himself vide Atharvaveda mantra 4/30/3. Yes, the blessings of an acharya help. Bhagwad Geeta shlok 7/19 states that samadhi, if proper ashtang yoga practice is done, can be attained in this birth, but usually Shri Krishna Maharaj says in the said Bhagwad Geeta shlok that several births may be required. As regards going to Guru, spiritualism must always be free from any obstacle please.

Mahesh: As per mahabhart Ram and Krishna are avatars of Narayan (Vishnu). Since mahabharat was written by Muni Yvas. Did Vyas muni tell lie in Mahabharat? Similarly Muni Valmiki also state Ram as avatar in Ramayan?
Swami Ram Swarup: No, please. The true shlokas of Mahabhart written by Vyas muniji are only ten thousand in number where in avatarwad has not mentioned. Nowadays the number of the shlokas are more than about one lakh twenty thousand. There is a statement by King Bhoj in his book “Sanjeevini” about which Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati too states: “Vyasji wrote 4400 shlokas of mahabharat to which another 5,600 authentic shlokas were added by the disciples of Vyasji. During the reign of Maharaja Vikramaditya another 20,000 shlokas were added. Further Maharaja Bhoj says that during the reign of his father 25,000 and during half of his life time 30,000 more shlokas have been added to the Mahabharat book. If this process of addition of shlokas continues then the time is not far when Mahabharat book would have to be compared to the burden loaded on a camel.” There have been false additions to Mahabharat epic from time to time. Regarding this Kashinath Rajvade writes:

“The present Mahabharat is a corrupt and enlarged edition of the ancient Mahabharat. This ancient work has been diluted from time to time with all sorts of additions and has grown in proportion on that account.”

Vyas muniji was a great philosopher of Vedas. Vedas never tell about any avtarvad, so how Vyas muni can write about avtarvad in his great epic Mahabharat.

So is the case of Valmiki Ramayana. Nowadays, several false shlokas have been added in Valmiki Ramayana. Rishi Valmiki was also a great philosopher of Vedas. He was equivalent to God, so in his Ramayana he has written Sri Ram as king, knower of Vedas and samadhiwan yogi.

Panku: People say that our forefathers wait for Shradh. When we do Shradh, they say that our forefathers get it and hence we should do it.
Swami Ram Swarup: At the time of death, the soul comes out of the body and when a person is dead, his body is burnt on pyre. When soul resides in human body, person uses his mouth to eat, ear to listen, eye to see, hand to work, legs to move etc. Now the body has been burnt and the soul remains alone. Alone soul can do nothing but remains in the stage of Sushupt i.e., like in coma. Then after thirteen days, the soul takes rebirth. So how the dead person would eat the food which is made for him during Shradh. So Shradh is not mentioned in Vedas. Vedic meaning of Shradh is to serve the alive parents and elders by providing them with food, bedding and necessary goods etc., faithfully and lovingly.

Umesh Kumar: People say Sant Kabir was God.
Swami Ram Swarup: God is always formless, omnipresent, omniscient and Almighty, please. He creates, nurses and destroys the universe. Atharvaveda mantra 20/121/2, no one has taken birth either to be claiming himself equivalent to God or more powerful than Him. Mantra further states, no one will even take birth in the future ever. In view of the above quoted principle, no one can be Almighty God, please. Yet anybody claims to say God to anyone else, it is their own view and they may go ahead.

Lubna: What will happen to all those who are not following the concepts of Vedas?
Swami Ram Swarup: It is not a matter of happening but universal laws. God has created the universe and has imposed his constitution in the form of Vedas to be followed. He is supreme judge, that’s all.

Guruprasad: Every one is fine with your divine blessings. With your blessings, we have started doing Havan, two times daily in our house for the past 4 months now. Earlier we use to do Havan only once a day. You have written in one book, that the aauthi’s we put in the Havan will have effect only if we do Yoga Aasan. In this case, please guide us, how do we learn Yoga Aasan’s. Of course, in the child hood day’s I have learnt Yoga’s by seeing books, but however, sincerely feel, those may not be right as the person who wrote the book may not be a learned yoga acharya like you. How do I learn and do Yoga Asan in order that havan become effective for me as well society? and what are all the basic Yoga aasan’s one need to necessarily do for day to day life.
Swami Ram Swarup: Dear Guruprasad, my blessings to you all for a long, happy life. It is the best pious deed of your family that you perform daily havan, both times. It is the best worship of the God. No, my dear, I have never written that aahuti will effect only by doing asans. It is second issue that one should also learn yoga philosophy. So, when you will come here, or it happens that I reach there then you can learn the yoga philosophy in which asan, pranayam, etc., are taught. Only 7-8 asans are necessary and not more than that. Again, my blessing to you all.

Aghoni Sharma: Does anyone know about rebirth?
Swami Ram Swarup: Rebirth is only known to Almighty God and a yogi, please and both the entities never divulge about the same because one has to make the best use of human life to realize God while discharging all moral duties, then he himself would know about rebirth. God has preached in the Vedas to realize Him and not to know the rebirth, etc.

Mahesh: I have a doubt please guide me/ I heard that soul is immortal and shapeless but takes shape in the form of man, women, animal etc. by the means of birth and death. So why God who is also shapeless cannot take shape by means of birth and death for preaching or guiding human beings?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes, soul is the minutest matter and can’t be seen with naked eyes or any instrument therefore, it can be told to be shapeless. As also said in Atharvaveda mantra 10/8/25 soul is immortal. Please, see that Almighty God is also formless and immortal. But He is omnipresent, omniscient and Almighty but the soul does not contain the said qualities.

Atharvaveda mantra 10/8/25 states that soul is alive matter who is even minutest than the tip of hair (Shwetashwtaropnishad chapter 5, shlok 9 also refers).

Next mantra 26 states that soul is “AJARA” i.e., changeless and “AMRITA” i.e., immortal and resides in the body of human being. Mantra further clarifies that body of human being is “MARTAYASYA” i.e., is destructible.

Next mantra 27 states that soul while residing in body of human being looks like woman or man or young boy/girl but soul himself is not man, woman, girl, boy etc. So, soul sometimes looks like father, sometimes looks like mother but in reality soul is neither father nor mother etc. As told above soul resides in body but soul is not body. For example- electric current focus in a wire but current itself is not a wire. Current is separate and wire will always remain separate from current. So is the case of soul and human body. Not only the case of human body but it applies to all living beings. For example- in the body of bird, it looks like a bird and if in the body of elephant, it looks like an elephant. But see the soul is not bird, elephant etc. He is always unchangeable. But he changes body of living-beings based on his previous lives’ deeds. When soul enters the body then body acts and when soul comes out of body then body becomes dead. So body becomes dead and not soul. Soul takes another body when the previous body dies away.

As clarified above, God has unlimited, different qualities, from soul i.e., God is omnipresent, omniscient, almighty, creates, nurses and destroys the universe whereas such qualities can never be attained by soul.

Soul faces the result of his previous lives’ deeds in the body of living being but not the God. There must be a reason behind to take human body by God. But all the four Vedas and the true holy granths state that there is no reason for Almighty God to take birth.

God is Almighty which means, He has unlimited powers and Yajurveda mantra 31/4 states that ‘PADASAYA ABHAVAT PUNAHA’ i.e., only a part of this divine power creates, nurses and controls the whole universe. So, there is no reason left behind for which Almighty God would require to take birth etc. God has no desire so why would He desire to acquire human body to preach the public. It is a fundamental eternal law of God that only at the beginning of each universe, the knowledge of four Vedas emanates direct form God and is originated in the heart of four rishis. Then the knowledge is spread in the human beings.

So God inspire the human beings through Vedas to be learned of Vedas. He has no desire to take birth to educate the people. Suppose, He desires to educate the world then like the four rishis who attain knowledge of Vedas direct from Almighty God, under the eternal, unchangeable law of God, (without God taking birth like man/woman) at present also the knowledge could have been attained by entire universe within no time by the desire of God. However, this can’t happen since God is desireless. In this connection Shwetashwataropnishad shlok 6/8 also states:
i.e., divine knowledge, deeds and power to control the universe is automatic. It means only a fraction of His power is sufficient to control the universe as stated above. God hence needs not to think or desire etc.

Now, I would say here that there is a problem to educate a person immediately due to lack of Vedas’ knowledge. The so called saints who are against the Vedas or who have never studied Vedas but to impose their self-made meaning of holy books or self-made path on the public, they generally teach the public that Vedas are difficult to understand and there is no justification to do Yajyen etc. The said false views of so called saints have now been accepted overall and people do not want to listen to Vedas. So, it becomes very difficult to teach the true path to public and hence there is problem to know the fact and difference between Almighty God, souls and non-alive Prakriti. We will have to revert back to path of eternal knowledge of four Vedas which emanates direct from God at the beginning of the earth. Please read the article on Vedas’ philosophy for more information.

R. P.: I want to reduce fat.
Swami Ram Swarup: You are advised to awake early in the morning for a long morning walk and light exercises daily. Please also try to learn Yog-asan and Prannayam. Avoid always fatty and fried food. Take plenty of water daily(boiled which has been cooked before taking). Nowadays there is provision of cycling and treadmill walking machine which can be also used if possible. Never take non-vegetarian food please.

Liberlike: When a close family member passes away, for the 13 days the families do not light the diya in their respective homes, nor can they attend puja’s and satsangs at the mandirs. Why?
Swami Ram Swarup: We should not adopt the customs which are against the Vedas. In this matter also Vedas never tell not to light diya. Due to lack of eternal knowledge of Vedas which emanates direct from God, mostly the people are not aware of the fact of birth and death. I have given answer to this effect which is also pasted here. The worship of God is never stopped. We must always listen to Vedas which throw light on such deep matter, please. Please read the article: After Death. Havan must be performed even daily and specially when death occurs. The havan must be performed to purify the atmosphere.

Panku: How can I find God? I think there is no such thing.
Swami Ram Swarup: God has blessed us with human body. If we study Vedas and follow its true path then an aspirant becomes able to realize God. On this pious earth, everybody can follow the traditional path of Vedas which was adopted by Sri Ram, Sri Krishna, Sita, Madalasa, Vyas Muni, Atri Rishi, Vasishth Muni, King Dashrath, Harishchandra etc., and they realized God only by adopting the path of Vedas. At that time, the present sects did not exist. Vedas state about three educations:
(i). knowledge i.e., complete description of science which includes each matter of universe (gyan kand)
(ii). Form of deeds (karam Kand)
(iii). Worship (upasana kand)

So when an aspirant listens to Vedas, performs havan daily, does name jaap of God and hard practice of Ashtang yoga, then he sure realizes God. Please also read the article on God is formless.

Jay: Many spiritual guru teaches Kriyayog. Is it authentic and according to Vedas?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yog shastra sutra 2/1 states:
Meaning of the sutra is: Vedas-shastras etc., holy granths accept austerity (Tapsya) study of Vedas (SWADHYAYE) and faith in God (ISHWAR PRANNIDHAN) as the basis to realize God. Without the above stated three means, a person’s inner self (antahakaran made of mind, intellect, ego etc.,) can not be purified. If the person’s antahakaran remains impure then he can not accomplish yoga.


Meaning: Oh King! Sinful becomes pure by doing yajyen, donating (daan) and through austerity (Tapasya).

Tapasya includes tolerating coldness, heat, physical and mental sufferings in the worship of God, to listen Vedas, offering aahutis in Yajyen/agnihotra, spreading truth, controlling one’s senses, perceptions, etc.

Swadhyaye includes to do name jaap of God’s name by method described in Vedas, to study Vedas and true holy granths which guide to realization of God etc. Ishwar Prannidhan means to have full faith in God and to surrender all deeds and result of deeds to God. So, if the gurus preach about Vedas, Yajyen, ashtang yoga philosophy, name jaap etc., then it is a true kriya yog otherwise beware of false prophets.

yagya datt arya: pujya swami ji,mein samaj mein sabhi ke saath achha vyavhaar karta hoon.Lekin kai baar meri sharfat ko meri kamjori maankar kai vyakti mera najayaj fayada uthate hein.ees avastha mein hame kya karna chahiye?
Swami Ram Swarup: Nowadays, it is very difficult to get reward in return for our help etc. However, Vedas or any pious book also deny for the same. Vedas and other pious books clearly state that one should help others selflessly. Because, God states that a man is entitled to discharge his moral duties without expectation of any return. Why? Because the result is awarded by God and God always does justice. Secondly, we must not desire for justice immediately. It is a deep theory of deeds wherein result of deeds can be awarded soon or in next birth. That is why, there is a saying:
“Do good and cast it in the river”

It is Vedic philosophy that deed (good or bad) done by a person never goes in vain. One will have to face the reward thereof one day.

Aaditya: How can one bring down the sleep time to 4-6 hrs and still remain fresh for studying?Please answer me if you can help me with it.
Swami Ram Swarup: First of all there must be a reason to bring down the sleeping hours. If the reason is pious i.e., for study, for practice of yoga philosophy or worship of God then one must make a firm decision i.e., the decision must be unchangeable. Then in his/her daily prayer, he/she must pray to God to give mental as well as physical strength to maintain the decision. Then, you must know that only prayer will do nothing, he/she must try hard to awake early in the early morning to take the sleep of 5-6 hours. Thereafter, to get freshness and strength also, he must do asan, pranayam and meditation daily. Please read the article on Shub Karma.

Arunesh Solanki: i). What is the proper method of chanting a mantra?Should it be chanted out aloud or softly (i.e. whispered) or only in one’s mind? As it is said that the vibrations emanating from the chanting of the mantras has a beneficial effect logically I fel that they should be chanted out aloud so that the vibrations can reach the furthest possible area. However, I have read that mantra chanting is most beneficial if chanted in one’s mind. Please explain. ii). You have written that mantra chanting should be done under the guidance of a guru. How does one find a guru? I live in Udaipur, Rajasthan and would like to take guidance from a guru but it is not possible for me to leave my city and go somewhere for extended period of time.
Swami Ram Swarup: Proper method of chanting Ved mantra is learnt personally from an acharya who knows Vedas’ philosophy. So please try to contact any learned acharya for the same. Yes, vibrations generated through chanting of Ved mantras are beneficial to all. But, the chanting should be learnt personally from an acharya. Because, in the morning and evening, the chanting becomes slow and in the noon, it becomes loud, but the proper procedure is learnt in person please. Chanting in mind is, no doubt, more beneficial if the person considers it deeply while meditating it. Otherwise, Yajyen is performed by chanting Ved mantras orally. ii). it is a fundamental law of nature that a thirsty person will himself go to a well to quench his thirst. The human body is meant to perform Yajyen, to contact with learned acharya to meditate etc., for which one will have to go to an acharya.

Charan Singh Rana: What is Maharudra abhishek for SHIVA? is it essential to do?
Swami Ram Swarup: At the time of the creation, knowledge of Vedas emanates from Almighty God and is originated in the heart of four rishis. In Vedas, there are three eternal educations – (i). knowledge i.e., complete description of science which includes each matter of universe (Gyan kand)
(ii). Form of deeds (karam Kand)
(iii). Worship (upasana kand)
From the study of the ancient holy books written by rishis-munis, it reveals that people had been adopting only the preach of Vedas uptil Mahabhart war. Vedas were only followed owing to the reason that no present sect existed at that time. However, all the ancient rishis-munis as well as present learned acharyas know that to reach at truth, proof of ved mantras is essential otherwise the matter is not accepted being unauthentic. So is the case of “Maharudra abhishek for Shiva” , which is not stated in Vedas. Vedas only tell to worship formless, omnipresent God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe, by performing yajyen with ved mantras, name-jaap, practice of ashtang yoga philosophy under the guidance of learned acharya. Ancient holy granth like Valmiki Ramayana, Mahabhart, etc., proves that Sri Ram, Sri Krishna Maharaj, their public and Rishi-munis, Rajrishis followed the path of Vedas and they maintained the peace on whole of the earth.

Charan Singh Rana: Wearing gems makes any changes to person life?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yajurveda mantra 7/48 and similar types of several mantras of Vedas state that we, the human beings are free to do pious deeds or sins. But result thereof is already awarded by Almighty God in the shape of happiness and sorrows respectively. Everybody knows that Almighty God is supreme judge, so how a man/woman or a gem can change the result of the deeds of a person. For example- God has given punishment to a person due to his sins of previous lives and person has to face sorrows, accident etc., then how can an astrologer or gem change the award of Almighty God. Actually, due to lack of the knowledge of Vedas, fundamental law of nature/God has now become unknown to the innocent public, with the result, several man made worships/rules etc., have been forced on the innocent public and in this way, the public is being devoid of money. Our country has been a land of rishis and munis who have never deceived the people. Instead, they serve the people whole heartedly and maintain overall peace. Yes, somebody can claim that he has been benefited by wearing gem and present astrology and by following the path of false saints etc. But, it is not a reality, say Vedas. Actually, what happened that the benefit achieved by such people was the result given by God to them based on their pious deeds of previous lives. Vedas –shastras further tell that such benefit was definite and was to be received also in the absence of adoption of the said false path. Otherwise several people adopt the false path which is against the Vedas but only few get the said benefit. If the path had been true according to Vedas then everyone could get the benefit. Our pious human body has been blessed by the God to achieve the true path stated in Vedas by which final liberation is attained.

Rahul: What are the asanas, pranayam, mantra which can improve our concentration and memory besides bharmacharya? Also what are the asanas which Swami Vivekananda were used to do?
Swami Ram Swarup: Recently I have given a reply concerning your question which can be seen on the website. In the end, I will try to intimate to you that only mantras and asans will do nothing until we get the whole knowledge of the Vedas and we adopt hundred percent said knowledge in our daily life. Atharvaveda kand 12 clarifies that the peace-meal knowledge of any Ved mantra or Vedas is not accepted by God. Instead God gives punishment. So, contact with learned acharya of Vedas and yoga philosophy. Daily havan/ yajyen, name jaap of God and hard practice of full ashtang yoga philosophy and not only asans, pranyaam etc., enable an aspirant to attain the qualities of ascetic vide, yoga shastra sutra 1/15,16. then only the aspirant achieves his main life motto i.e., salvation. One more thing that the said worship can be done while discharging all moral duties in the family or by becoming ascetic i.e., sanyasi.

Janardan: Who was the senapati of Ram against Rawan in war?
Swami Ram Swarup: Main senapti of the war was Sri Ram himself under whom Lakshman, Angad, Sugreev, Hanuman, Jamvat, Nal, Neel, fought the war against Ravan.

Harshbala Singh: When I am reciting mantra in Sanskrit it is necessary to read the same mantras meaning in Hindi also? What is nemitya jap and which mantra we should recite and how many times in a day and for how many days? We should do morning and evening or in morning only?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes, please. The Ved mantra gives the full benefit if its meaning is also known. Other main benefit to learn the meaning of Ved mantra is this that the worshipper will never remain in illusion/ignorance and false worship made by man. In Vedas there is no mention of nemitya jaap, please. We have been blessed by God with invaluable body of human being. The main target of the body is to worship God by Yajyen, name jaap of God, practice of yoga philosophy all under guidance of learned acharya of yoga, daily. We eat daily, similarly we must also daily worship the God.

V. Purohit: Pimples on face.
Swami Ram Swarup: As regards pimples, etc., you’re advised to seek medical opinion first. Prepare a face- pack consisting of following ingredients: 1. Multani mitti2. Sandal wood powder 3. Dried orange peels (powdered) 4. Dried pomegrenade peels (powdered) 5. Haldi (turmeric) Each of them ingredients may be mixed in small quantities in the base of honey and applied on the effected area for half an hour and then scrub the face and wash it away. However, this is not the permanent solution. It may give good result or not but it is not harmful at all.

Dr. Harish Arya: If you say that one should remain brahamcharya upto his marriage then how can he get the knowledge about the reproduction?
Swami Ram Swarup: Nature gives such pious knowledge itself. Secondly, to maintain brahamcharya does not mean that a person should not get knowledge of reproduction. The said knowledge is attained in stipulated time keeping in view the age. Actually, brahamchari knows all about reproduction, that is why, he knows the importance of brahamcharya etc., well. I think I have told you that I have written a book on brahamcharya in Hindi, in which detailed preach to students and family members is given. The book can be sent if you desire, please.

Dr. Harish Arya: How can a person reduce his tension? I perform agya chakra and asan pranyam in spite of that i think much more what should I do?
Swami Ram Swarup: Tension is reduced and completely destroyed by eternal knowledge of Vedas, shastras, etc. Secondly, the knowledge is attained first by listening Vedas, shastras, holy books. Secondly whatever has been listened, the same should have been adopted in our daily life. For example- Vedas-shastras, holy books state human life is meant for worshipping God. Vedas define the worship that one should do daily havan, name jaap of God, contact with learned acharyas and hard practice of ashtang yoga philosophy while discharging our moral duties. So until, we listen to eternal knowledge and adopt the same as quoted above, mere asan, pranayam will do nothing, please. Concentration is necessary but it is attained by adopting the above quoted path as said in Vedas. Then only tensions, sickness, problems, sorrows etc., are totally destroyed.

R S: Can you enlighten us on Jewish traditions and jewish faith .Today spirituality is a multibillion dollar business conversion of one faith to other especially Islam and christanity which is rampant in India. We indians being unaware of the results of this are not aware of our own roots and culture. Therefore I request you to please clear the myths spread by missionaries of Islam and Christanity against Hinduism which is used as a tool against us?
Swami Ram Swarup: As you know, Jewish people are of Hebrew descent and believe in Judaism. But I do not know more about it. However, it is a fact that Vedas emanate direct from God and we must follow the preach of eternal knowledge of Vedas. Vedas are not sects and are universally applicable to all. Now, it is one’s own desire whether to accept this fact or not.

No doubt, this spirituality has been turned into profession by some self-proclaimed saints etc., which is a great sin. At this juncture, nobody is able to get peace.

It is very well known fact that Islam and Christianity are propagating their mission by causing conversions. But our Hindus do not believe in such task since we love all human-beings and we have tolerance power. No doubt, the result is dangerous. Really if we could have continued our study of Vedas then we could be able to understand the true, eternal religion preached in Vedas, then how could we face poverty and conversions etc. Still this conversion will not be minimized in the absence of the study of Vedas.

Anonymous: Family problems after love marriage.
Swami Ram Swarup: Husband and wife must always be co-operative with each other. Their love should never decrease when they would always be able to face the family problems. You must try to solve the problem in a loving manner. Please give respect to your in-laws always despite the fact that they don’t cooperate with you. Secondly, shower your full love to your husband then he will never be against you. You will have to unite the family at your level best. You may send your problem if not settled.

Shashikant: Please send detailed study on Sandeepan Gurudev, Guru of Lord Krishna.
Swami Ram Swarup: It is a fact that Yogeshwar shri Krishna maharaj learnt Vedas and yoga philosophy along with Sudama in the ashram of Sandeepan Guru, but no more information is held with me please.

Ranvir Singh: How to open the 3rd Eye, in response to the inner call to help others for purpose that is good to all ? Please guide me.
Swami Ram Swarup: To open the third eye i.e., divine power one will have to study the Vedas under guidance of learned acharya who knows Vedas and ashtang yoga philosophy.. then a yogi attains Samadhi and realizes God. This is a stage when he gets divine power and he becomes really a saint to solve the problems of the public and makes their life happy.

Ashok Jain: Can you provide me with full text of YAKSHA AND YUDHISTER SAMVAD whole ten questions and answers please?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yaksha-Yudhishthir Dialogue:-
1). Who rises the sun? who moves around the sun? who sets it? and in whom is it established?
Ans. (Brahma) He is Almighty God who rises the sun. devtas moves around it. Its nature sets it and sun is established in eternal truth.

2). How does man become learned of Vedas (shrotreya)? How to attain supreme status? How does one get another companion and how does one become wise?
Ans. Study of Vedas makes a man shrotreya i.e., habitual of listening Vedas, supreme status by austerity (tapsya), by wielding patience one gets another companion and by serving elders, (learned person), one becomes wise.

3). What is devatva in brahmins? What is their religion like that of noble people, what is their human trait? What is conduct of Brahmin like ignoble people?
Ans. Study of Vedas is devatva in Brahmins, austerity (tapsya) is their religion like that of noble people, to meet with death is their human trait/nature and back-biting done by Brahmins is their conduct like ignoble people.

4). What is devatva in kshatriyas? What is their religion like that of noble people, what is their human trait? And what is their conduct like ignoble people?
Ans. Knowing the art and science of archery is devatva in kshatriyas, yajyen is their religion like that of noble people, fear is their human trait and abandoning those who seek their shelter and security is their conduct like ignoble people.

5). What is Yajyeeya sam? What is Yajyeeya Yaju? What adopts Yajyen and whom does the Yajyen not transgress?
Ans. Prann i.e., (breath) is sam yajyen. Mind/intellect is Yajurveda related to Yajyen, only Ved mantras adopt Yajyen and Yajyen does not violate/transgress Ved mantras.

6). What is most important for cultivators? What is most important for those who sow? What is most important for effluent rich and what is most important for those indulged in producing children?
Ans. Rain is most important for cultivation, seed for those who sow, cow-rearing for effluent rich and son is the most important for those who want to produce children.

7). Who despite being honoured and respected among people, experiencing the stimuli of sense organs, perceptions etc., and while breathing is yet not considered alive?
Ans. He who does not nurse:dev, atithi, dependent family members, elders and soul (self) is like a dead despite taking breaths.

8). What is heavier than earth? Higher than sky? More speedy/possessing greater motion than air, more in number that straws/blade of grass?
Ans. Mother is heavier than earth, father is higher than sky, mind/intellect is more speedy than air, worries are more in number/ countless than blade of grass.

9). Who does not close eyes despite sleeping? Who does not exhibit motion on being created, who does not possess heart, who increases with velocity?
Ans. Fish does not close eyes while sleeping, egg does not exhibit motion on being given birth to, stone does not possess heart and river increases with velocity.

10). Who is friend of migrant who stays abroad? Friend of family holder/householder, patient and he who is about to meet with death?
Ans. Co-traveller is the friend of migrant, wife is friend of household, doctor is the friend of patient and donated assets are friend of the man who is near to death

11). Who is the atithi/guest of all living beings, what is eternal religion, amrit (ambrosia) and the whole world?
Ans. Fire is atithi of all living beings, immortal true, eternal religion is sanatan religion, i.e., eternal knowledge of Vedas is sanatan religion, cow’s milk is ambrosia and air is entire world.

12). Who wanders alone? Who is born again after being born once? What is the medicine for cold, what is the big land to sow the seed?
Ans. Sun wanders alone, moon takes birth again after being born, fire is the medicine for cold, earth is the big land to sow the seeds.

13). What is the main area of religion, glory/fame, heaven, happiness?
Ans. Efficiency/dexterity is the main place of religion i.e., all the moral duties mentioned in Vedas when are held in action is life, that sort of perfection is called the main place of religion, donation is the main place of glory/fame, truth is the main place of heaven and modesty is the main place of happiness.

14). What is the soul of human-being, who is his friend, support and shelter?
Ans. Son is the soul of human-being, wife (life-partner) his friend, clouds his support/anchor and donation his shelter.

15). What is the Quality of noble people, supreme amongst all wealths, supreme amongst all gains and most supreme happiness?
Ans. Modesty is the quality of noble people, i.e., he is noble man who exercises the moral duties mentioned in Vedas in life, knowledge of shastras is the most supreme wealth, good health is the most important gain and satisfaction in life is the most important happiness.

Amul: Please suggest a baby boy name for my friend’s son according to Vedas.
Swami Ram Swarup: i). “Aditya” which means indestructible/light.
ii). “Puneesh” which means pure.
iii). “Ketav” which means an enlightened learned person. You may select one name, please.

Anamika: I feel suffocated in life. I am looking for mukti. My family is against marriage to the person I have selected. I want their blessings.
Swami Ram Swarup: You feel the fear due to the effect of your past lives’ bad deeds. Though the fear is false and must not be felt but until the effect of past lives’ deeds is obliterated naturally the effect will remain. So, you must chant Gayatri mantra both times daily, do name-jaap of God- Om daily and do havan with Gayatri mantra even daily, so that the effect gets over soon otherwise the effect will take its own course. If the boy is independent/ earns well, has capability to look after you well in whole life and he suits you then you can do court marriage at your own. Yet I will advise you to make your parents to agree to this matter is possible.

Sheetal: Is love marriage permitted in Vedas? How can I know whether things are right or wrong? How do be get over financial and mental problems?
Swami Ram Swarup: First of all Vedas do not agree with boy and girl who give their heart or allow their bodies to be touched by opposite sex before marriage. Otherwise, love-marriage is permitted. In the ancient times it was called ‘swayamwar’. Mental and financial problems must be settled before marriage and not after marriage. So marriage is organised if the boy is independent/earns well, is capable to look after the bride well in whole life and suits the bride.

Bharat Pareek: I have too many problems in life for the last 2 years. Please guide when will my problems be solved.
Swami Ram Swarup: Problems come due to the effect of past lives’ deeds. One should try hard to overcome the situation. He must worship God according to Vedas daily. So you must chant Gayatri mantra both times daily, do name jaap of God, do daily havan even with Gayatri mantra, so that effect gets over soon.

Sagar: Does Ved recognise cast or is it just a social malpractice?
Swami Ram Swarup: No, please. Vedas do not recognise caste but Brahmins, kshatriya, vishyam shudra classification of society is recognised by Vedas like Yajurveda mantra 31/11 according to their present karmas and not by birth.

Caste system has not been made by God. So punishment etc., mentioned by people in caste system were against the Vedas and every spiritual book but now its all okay as per Government. But yet the hundred percent implementation of govt. orders is to be made.

Holy books cannot give an order to anyone to avoid preach to any cost because preaches like Vedas or other holy books are for human beings/souls and not for any special caste. But better if society will help. Such things are occurring only due to lack of study of Vedas, please.

So at present spreading of knowledge of Vedas will sure finish the ravages of hatred. When sun rises, the darkness of the night is over, similarly when knowledge of the Vedas will spread, the illusion will automatically be over. When sun rises, the darkness from the earth is removed from that portion only which comes towards sun. And rest of the portion remains dark. Similarly wherever the Vedic knowledge will spread and be gained, the ignorance/illusion from those human beings will be over. Therefore spreading of knowledge of Vedas and other holy books, is must.

Aaditya: Is it true that the more one spends his time in brahmcharya, the more are his chances of knowing the divine?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes, please, brahamcharya is the most pious deed and the route to establish eternal path by which the realization of God is achieved early. If you so desire, you can also read my book on Brahmcharya (in Hindi) that discusses the matter in extreme detail.

Megrajh Rampersad: I am confused about whether Gabesha and Shiva are Gods. I read a booklet which referred to God a Brahm. Please explain to me the true God.
Swami Ram Swarup: There is only one formless God who is the lord of universe. He creates, nurses and destroys the universe. He is omnipresent, Almighty, omniscient, omnipotent and immortal. He never takes birth. He is unchangeable, unchallengeable and beyond calculation and imagination. Such divine qualities are not held by any other goddess etc. So there is only on eGod. He was in the past, is in the present and will ever remain in future as well. Actually, the definition, shape, divine qualities, nature, knowledge and deeds of the said Almighty God have only been mentioned in Vedas. Now, the problem is this that the public has not been studying Vedas for the last five thousand years, i.e., after Mahabhart war. The arrogant have made their own path of worship by mostly making the worship professional. So according to Vedas, there is only one unchangeable God who is formless. So many names of God in Vedas as also said in Rigveda mantra 1/164/46 based on His divine qualities. So Brahma is also the name of God. Brahma who is the most supreme in the world. Please also read the article on God is formless.

Snehal: I would like to know about solah sanskaar in detail and in which book I can find it?
Swami Ram Swarup: Soul residing within body is an eternal, immortal, indestructible matter. It is the body which perishes, is subjected to death and decay and finally burnt in the flames of pyre. But soul abandons the body on death and enters another body according to previous lives’ deeds (karmas). Atharvaveda mantra 7/6/67/1 and 5/1/1/2 say about rebirth. The mantras further say that if a person does pious deeds according to Ved, shastras and holy books, then he gets again human life with all happiness to continue worship. Geeta shloka 13/8 also enumerates birth-death, old- age, disease as sources of sorrow. Yog shastra sutra 2/9 too states death to be the biggest cause of sufferings and distress. However, with the grace of GOD, man has taken birth to mitigate and finally remove all sufferings and distress. There is no doubt that Vedas are the most ancient holy texts on the earth in which GOD Himself has explained the secrets of all universal matters,
worldly/spiritual such asresponsibility- actions/ deeds, science, worship etc. to man.

Since the beginning of earth Aryans have been knowing the date of process of creation of universe and this fact has even been hinted in Yajurveda mantra 15/65. Accordingly, the age of present earth dates back to approximately 1 arab 96 crores 8 lakh 53000 years. At the beginning of each creation, the knowledge of 4 Vedas emanates from GOD and is originated in the heart of 4 rishis. (Rigveda mantra 10/109/1 and 10/181/1 refers). This is the reason that GOD has been called as first guru of rishis (as per Yog shastra sutra 1/26) and after that rishis and munis give the knowledge of Vedas to human beings. For that matter Vedas knowledge is eternal which emanates directly from GOD and it is most important for human beings to do deep study of Vedas. Just as father does everything which is in the best interest of his children, similarly GOD is father to whole world and He
does the best for the welfare of mankind selflessly by creating universe and providing all material to live upon. In fact it is for the welfare of mankind that GOD has given the eternal knowledge of 4 Vedas to whole mankind. Moreover, GOD has given the knowledge of 16 sanskaars in Vedas to remove innumerable sufferings/sorrows of humans in the form of old age diseases, birth death and so on. Since these sanskaars have been elaborated in Vedas, therefore study of Vedas is imperative to know about these sanskaars.

By sanskaar it is meant that just as a child erases anything written incorrect with pencil and then writes correct word on the same rubbed place similarly on performing sanskaars any bad deed causing sorrows etc. imprinted on chitta gets erasedand pious, beneficial sanskaars get imprinted on chitta which leads to destruction of all bad karmas and consequently soul escapes from facing the outcome of bad karmas i.e. sorrows. In fact the soul
enjoys happiness which is the result of pious good karmas. Sanskaar ceremony is performed in Yajyen only thus Yajyen and Acharya possessing eternal knowledge ofVedas are indispensable for performing sanskaars. This statement can be supported by a historical example that all sanskaars of Sri Ram were performed by guru Vashisth and of Sri Krishna by rishi Sandeepan and other rishis and so is the case of allancient public. It is through the performance of these sanskaars that the soul conquers above quoted problems like birth-death, old age, disease etc. while performing each sanskaar, divine blessings are showered by both, GOD and Acharya/learned possessing knowledge of Vedas on one to all participating in ceremony i.e. children, young and elderly people for a long happy life etc. However due to lack of knowledge of Vedas and thus under the influence of most of the saints of present times, who are against the Vedas, the public has deviated from true path
and abandoned performance of these sanskaars, study and listening of Vedas and practice of ashtang yoga and consequently put a question mark over the brightfuture of people all over the world which was made bright by performing the sanskaars. Yajyen is indispensable for the performance of each of the 16 sanskaars. Please see the article on Sanskaars on the site.

Rahul: I have been practising Brahmcharya for a long time. I have difficulties when I take milk so I have stopped. Is it right?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Yes, I appreciate your firm decision to observe celibacy/brahamcharya. The good result of which you have already told. You will get several pious results in your life of the same still. However, you can take milk in the morning and not evening. Then milk will also give you strength. Curd may also be taken. If you so desire, my book on Brahamcharya can also be sent to you.

Santosh: How can I do ashtang yog with proper guidance?
Swami Ram Swarup: Proper guidance to learn ashtang yoga philosophy is achieved from a learned acharya, who knows Vedas and yoga philosophy. This knowledge is given only in person. So, you are advised either to come here in Ved Mandir and I shall sure teach you properly or you may seek a learned acharya locally. Before it, you are advised to read my book- Patanjal Yog Darshan Pt I & II, if you so desire. This will assist you to know the ashtang yoga philosophy perfectly and it will be easy for you to learn the same.

Harvinaryaa: According to Arya samaj, funeral rites are performed only for 3 days after death? So is it necessary to do rites/puja for 13 days since you mentioned that soul stays some place for 13 days? Arya samaj is based on Vedas so why is there conflict here? Please explain?
Swami Ram Swarup: No conflict, please. Yajurveda mantra 40/ 15 states “ Vayuranilam Mritmathedam bhasmantang shareeram”, i.e., the prann vayu and the panch bhoot body mixes with its original, indestructible matter. So, the body must be burnt. Next day, the ashes of the dead body must be collected. The ashes may either be buried on the banks of river or any suitable place or may be flown in water. So actually, the function gets over in two days but the havan/Yajyen must be performed at least for 13 days so the no bacteria generated from dead body may be harmful to any one. Arya Samaj may take three days and on third day, it will be good if some relative, friends etc., are gathered to perform havan, etc. Otherwise God has told to finish the function, etc., the same day by burning the dead body and the next day by collecting the ashes.

K D Gupta: People are keen to know truth in life but Gita says it is not truth [satya ] but satva which matters. What is the reference and fact after death may be a human or for any creature?
Swami Ram Swarup: Yes, human life is meant to realise the truth, that is why, Almighty God has blessed us with the knowledge of four Vedas, to follow. The truth means to realise the matter which is immortal i.e., everlasting. Three matters are immortal-(i) Almighty God (ii) Souls (iii) Prakriti. The aspirant who study Vedas and follow the preach mentioned therein, that is, performs daily havan with Ved mantras, name jaap and practice of Ashtang Yoga Philosophy under the guidance of an experienced acharya, then he achieves the goal. Geeta is a Vedic preach. So Geeta can never go against the Vedas. I would advise you to study Geeta in Hindi. The description of 1-6 chapters in brief of the Bhagwad Geeta Granth has also been written by me , I have tried to explain the Vedic theory used in Bhagwad Geeta by Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj ji . The book contains 739 pages worth Rs.400/- excluding postal charges. You can study the above Geeta to know the Vedic/eternal truth. The book can be sent to you on receipt of your postal address if you so desire, please. Please also read the article ‘After Death’.

Lubna: Is there any concept of second marriage or divorce in Vedas?
Swami Ram Swarup: Nowadays divorce must be avoided. Vedas tell about divorce when lady or husband are corrupt, of bad character and not fit to live in society, then only either lady or the man can do second marriage if they are young and wish to obtain children. Otherwise second marriage is not needed.

Arya: Is it true that we don’t have to perform any rituals after cremation ? My uncle died this month. My son is in his third year and his mundan is to be done. Please guide me what should I do?
Swami Ram Swarup: After 13 days of the death you can perform the holy mundan ceremony of your son please. Yajurveda mantra 40/15 states that even after cremation there is no custom left to perform about death. Havan must be performed even daily and specially when death occurs. The havan must be performed to purify the atmosphere.
P R: I have a son of 11 months. I have been told that he might be harmful of any member in my family. What can I do?
Swami Ram Swarup: We all souls are born and given bodies by God on the basis of our deeds. The result of good deeds is good birth and bad deeds is bad birth respectively. God has given knowledge in Vedas that if have good company and develop holy thoughts from very thoughts, and follow Brahamcharya, alongwith studies, and do regular Yajyen, etc. worship of God, which is the duty of human beings, then the result of bad deeds that is slated to come in life is destroyed and we will not bear sorrow that is the result of previous bad deeds. That is why, if you raise your son in good environment and with good education then your son will have good qualities, will work hard and will become great after doing his studies. On the other hand in case he is in bad company then he can become bad as well. So, good and bad is just in your hand, you give him good education. You should also do good deeds and take your son on the right path.

Nikki: I am from Brahmin family by caste. We had an atheist in our family who encouraged us all to consume non-vegetarian food. As a result, a lot of people in my family are non-believers and take alcohol and non-vegetarian food. We are all facing serious health problems. Will pitr dan help?
Swami Ram Swarup: Present astrology is not mentioned in Vedas. So being unauthentic, learned persons do not accept it. Yajurveda chapter 39 states that soul when is separated from body remains in sushupt stage that is in unconscious stage. When soul resides in human body, he takes food from mouth, sees from eyes , hears from ears that is soul does actions with the help of five perceptions, five senses and mind. So without mouth soul cannot take food. Soul after thirteen days takes new birth and enters into the mother’s womb and starts taking feed from mother’s body. So what will be the use of Pind dan? Who will take the pind dan without mouth etc., and how can the soul be ghost even? Actually pind dan and ghost subject has also not been mentioned in Vedas, so are unauthentic and are not to be accepted. However, non-vegetarian and addiction etc ., are strictly prohibited in Vedas and eternal Indian culture . Nobody can take non-vegetarian without killing living being, which is a sin. So, everybody must leave non-vegetarian immediately.

Yes , the frequent sickness may also be due to one treason of taking non-vegetarian food but also due to previous lives’ deeds, sorrows/sickness etc., come and we have to face. So, we must always worship God for purification and for burning our previous lives’ sins to achieve a long, happy life. if you know Hindi, some spiritual books written by me can be sent on receipt of your postal address if you so desire.

Secondly, medical advice must soon be taken about diseases. Every one must do long, morning walk. Must learn Yoga san, Prannayam and must take plenty of water daily. Fatty/fried food must always be avoided.

Abha: Swamiji, is it essential to keep baby’s name as per the rashi alphabet?
Swami Ram Swarup: Any name can be given but it must have some pious meaning, that is why our ancient rishis- munis and nowadays learned of Vedas as well perform naamkaran sanskar (name ceremony). It is performed after hundred and one days of birth of a baby. In this pious function Yajyen with Ved mantras is performed and newly born baby is blessed with a Vedic name.

H: No question.
Swami Ram Swarup: There are few who have no question/problem in the life, please.

Pramod Nair: What mantra can give a balance in life or can give me peace of mind?
Swami Ram Swarup: There is no doubt that an aspirant must go to an experienced acharya who knows Vedas and yoga philosophy, practically for Gayatri mantra deeksha and name jaap of God, i.e., OM properly. Till you go to the acharya, please chant OM, both times a day, sitting on any asan especially Siddhasan and do havan daily both times with Gayatri mantra. One should never be lazy in the life, so discharge your moral duties happily and do hard work for the same.

Anonymous: I want to ask that if I do havan in small miti ka bratan is it OK and can I used cow’s chena in havan is it OK? And can I make them hot on gas than put rice or havan samgri in that?
Swami Ram Swarup: Better if you do havan in havan kund, properly. Havan kund is made especially for the performance of havan but the pot made of clay is not so good as havan kund. In havan, ghee made of cow’s milk is most beneficial. In the absence of which any ghee may be used. However, in addition pure cow chena (butter, paneer etc.) may also be used. No please, it is not a procedure to perform havan by first making it hot on gas and then putting rice etc. Samidhayen (twigs of wood) are essential to be used to burn the pious fire in which aahutis are offered.

Hemant: I get worried most of the times due to unknown thoughts of my future and random thoughts of my environment. What should I do to have a peaceful future?
Swami Ram Swarup: Future is based on present pious deeds. If anyone wants to make his future bright, he is required to do hardworking, pious deeds to maintain honesty, firm decision and daily worship of God. Yajurveda mantra 7/48 states that human being are free to do pious deeds or sins but result is awarded by God in the shape of pleasure, long, happy life and sorrows respectively. So why to worry about the future and why not we must be worried about our present pious deeds which will make our future bright. It is a fundamental law of Vedas that present pious deeds even and eternal worship of God based on Vedas also destroys the result of previous lives sins which have to be borne in our future or present life. So the energy of thinking of baseless thoughts and worry for future must not be wasted, instead we must do pious deeds in our present time.

Kalpana: I have a question for you that which religion is a truth? I mean every religion said same thing than why religion has many differences? And which religion come first?
Swami Ram Swarup: Eternal religion is actually a true religion. Now there is a problem to prove that which one is the eternal religion. Eternal religion is made by God Himself and not by human being.

In Vedas religion and the truth, both the words are the name of one power. To understand and follow the rules i.e., preach of Vedas by human-beings is called eternal religion.
The four signs of religion are:-
(1) To understand the orders/instructions of God given in Vedas and to work accordingly. Just as is stated in Ramayan- Shruti Path Palak i.e., Sri Ram along with his subjects adopted the path of Vedas.

(2) To understand the nationalism that is, moral obligations towards the nation. For example-  Sri Ram. Sri Krishna, Dashrath, Harishchandra etc., dignitaries served their subjects and efficiently fulfilled their national duties.

(3) Virtues that is, to conduct oneself according to righteousness , religion and morality but not to be fundamentalists or conservatives to hinder the progress of nation.

(4) To understand others same as one’s own soul that is, we should think about welfare of others just as we think about our own welfare and should take interest in traditional, eternal spiritualism.

In Vedas, religion and truth are synonymous to each other. So to know the eternal religion one will have to study the eternal knowledge of Vedas, which emanate direct from Almighty God at the time of beginning of the earth. Please read the article on Vedas for more information.

D: What is the proof that Vedas are correct?
Swami Ram Swarup: There are two types of proofs. One – four Vedas and second the holy granths/preach given by Rishis-munis who know Vedas’ philosophy. The said fact has been mentioned in Yajurveda mantra 31/7, Rigveda mantra 10/181/1 and Sankhya Shastra Sutra 1/66.
However, the said facts are only known in experience when aspirant makes contact with an acharya and devotes a long period to listen the eternal preach of Vedas along with discussion. So it is an easy task to state that “what is the proof that Vedas are correct and Vedas are original.” But to devote time under the pious feet of an acharya to listen Vedas is generally impossible. Please tell him to come to me with a thirst to know about the fact of eternal knowledge of Vedas even for a month. Here, boarding and lodging is always free for all devotees.

You see, please that Vedas are the most ancient holy granths of the world and Vedas have never been written by any Rishi-muni or person, man-woman. Vedas have no writer whereas every holy granth has its writer etc. Vedas do not even contain any story unlike other granths. Necessity is only to listen the Vedas then automatically all doubt gets over.

The knowledge of four Vedas traditionally used to be remembered by heart and process right from satyug is still in vogue. Before 5,300 years Vyas muni too heard the Vedas from his Acharya and remembered. He then first time made up his mind to write Vedas on Bhojpatra. Vedas are in devine sanskrit which is easy to understand under the guidance of Acharya. Those who say that Vedas language is hard, difficult etc., and if Vedas are utterd with wrong pronunciation, It will be harmful, all that is false. You know, on one side such gurus tell that Bhakti can be done by an ignorant and sinner also then why not Vedas be listened from an Acharya by all public(men or women).

Actually Vedas themselves tell that everyone is entitled to listen and get the knowledge of Vedas for a long, happy life. Mostly such gurus mug up number of sanskrit shlokas etc., and orate before innocent public just to impress them or to show themselves that they (so called gurus) are learned of Vedas etc., and surprisingly they utter at the same moment that Vedas are difficult. Donot do Yajyen otherwise you will be sinful etc. Then people can listen their sanskrit shlokas without knowing the meaning thereof then why cannot people listen Vedas and do Yajyen under guidance of learned Acharya. Listening is not difficult. To study Vedas can sometimes be considered difficult but listening of Vedas from an Acharya cannot be told as difficult. An Acharya will explain the ved mantras in simple hindi or English. So how can Vedas’ be told to be difficult. Public must be alert and listen to Vedas. Otherwise so called gurus will be telling them the wrong meaning of Ved mantras, etc.

Anonymous: You say that one has to work ahrd for earning money. Suppose I have a shop and I do hard work, and still don’t get business then what do you do? Do people get better business by havan or devi devta pooja or nimbo mirch?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. Fundamental law of nature can never be changed, please. So, when there is no existence of worship of Devi-Devtas (idol worship etc) then how can anyone get benefit from them? Pleasure/pain are always the result of our previous lives’ deeds-sins or pious deeds respectively.

Suppose one is doing hawan, Gayatri jaap, name jaap of Om based on the eternal philosophy of Vedas and when the person becomes able to get the good result thereof he then leaves the said worship and starts Devi-Devtas bhakti etc. So naturally, he will be benefitted keeping in view the result of Vedic worship and not Devi-devtas’ bhakti but it is a problem, how will he know it because his Vedic worship was also continued in doubtful circumstances because of which he pursued Devi-Devtas’ bhakti as well simultaneously.

So, it is very difficult task to make him understand that from which bhakti has he got the good result or besides the bhakti what pious deeds of his previous life has awarded him good result.

I mean to say that under no circumstances, idol worship can be accepted, being against the eternal knowledge of Vedas and Vedas are ever above any kind of doubt because the knowledge of Vedas emanates direct from God.

You see, please that Vedas are the most ancient holy granths of the world and Vedas have never been written by any Rishi-muni or person, man-woman. Vedas have no writer whereas every holy granth has its writer etc. Vedas do not even contain any story unlike other granths. Necessity is only to listen the Vedas then automatically all doubt gets over.