Anonymous: Swami ji satya kya hai or asatya kya hai ise kaise paribhasit kiya ja sakta hai?
Swami Ram Swarup: Bhagwad Geeta ke shloka 2/16 mein spasht kaha hai ki jis tatva ka
kabhi abhaav nahin hota weh satya hai arthat jo vastu (tatva) anadikaal se chalee aa rahee hai, arthat jo bhootkaal mein bhi tha, abhi vartamaan kaal mein bhi hai aur yeh duniya rahe na rahe weh vastu
(tatva) bhavishya mein sadaa rahegaa isey hee satya kehte hain. Dhyaan se dekhne –manan karne aur ved kee vidya sunne se yeh samajh aatee hai ki Nirakar Sarvavyapak , Sarvashaktimaan Parmeshwar jisne yeh sansaar banaya hai aur jiska weh palan poshan kar rahaa hai aur jiska
ant mein weh sanghar kar deta hai, wahi Ek Ishwar satya hai, Wahi Ek Ishwar anadikaal se pehle bhi tha, ab bhi hai aur agey bhi rahega. Is Parmeshwar ko hee Yajurveda mantra 40/8 mein Swayambhu kaha hai.
Doosra satya jad tatva Prakriti hai jis sey yeh sansar banta hai. Teesra satya Ishwar se utpann charon ved hain aur chautha satya jeevatmayein hain . Acharya kee sharann mein jaakar ved vidya dwara
har Rishi – muni, Sri Ram, Sri Krishna maharaj, Raja Dashrath, Janak, Harishchandra aadi aur unkee praja nein upar likhe inheen charon tatva jo satya hain, unka anubhav kiya tha aur amar ho gaye. Aaj prayaha insaan ved vidya na jaankar jhooth ko hee satya keh raha hai aur dukhee hai. Iske atirikt sab asatya hai arthat jo vastu (tatva) kabhi hotee hai aur nasht ho jaati hai weh asatya hai jaise sampoornna srishti ke padarth, sooraj, chand, jal, vaayu, hamare shareer aadi sab asatya hain kyunki bante hain aur nasht hotey rehtey hain.
S: Namsate guruji. Ap kaise ho? Thank you guruji because of your blessings I am sum what sorted out in life n have confidence. Guru ji lekin kuch months say I am having really disturbing thoughts. I am having thoughts of mourning. Proper image comes in front of my eyes and then suddenly to distract myself I start praying and taking God’s name. How can I get rid of these thoughts. And do these thoughts have some meaning? I told my mother about it n
surprisingly even she said she gets the same thoughts. …its scary to have such thoughts. What should we do about it?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you, my daughter. Main Ishwar kripa se theek hoon aur asha rakhta hoon ki aap bhee kushal hongee. You are welcome, my daughter. No doubt, there are bad images but you should be rest assured that nothing bad will happen with your brother. However, daily worship of God by you and your mother will rid you of these thoughts and give you
peace. In this regard, I paste my articles:-
Hard working, devotion, dedication, honesty, services to the parents and elders to follow eternal religion mentioned in Vedas, practice of Ashtang Yoga, discharging moral duties to get progress in education, science simultaneously with spiritualism like, daily havan, to be in contact with the learned Acharya, to get his advice, are some of the pious deeds which make the future bright and obliterate the sorrows, problems, diseases, etc.
One must wake up early in the morning for early morning walk and exercises, must sit on meditation and chant holy name of God, must be away from any addiction and non-vegetarian. Such pious actions lead to long, happy life and bright future.
The Gayatri mantra is as follows —
OM BHURBHUVAHA SWAHA TATA SAVITUR VARENYAM BHARGODEVASYA
DHIMAHI DHIYO YO NAHA PRACHODYAT
Meaning of Gayatri mantra stating each word is as follows. Its meaning is based on
Vedas and Sanskrit grammar. Grammatical hints are in short please.
Om has three Hindi words. Aa, Uu AND Ma. Aa is meant for Aakaar from which three
names of God are built, Viraat, Agni, and Vishwadi. From Uu = uukar from which
Hirannyagarbha, Vayu and Tejas names occur and Ma = makaar from which Ishwar,
Aditya and Praajyan aadi, holy names of God occur. Rigveda mantra 1/164/46 says
God is one but His names are several. But here OM the holy name of God is only
VIRAAT = Viraat word is made from dhatu ‘Rajrideeptau’ i.e., manifest. Therefore
Viraat means He who manifests the universe. As God manifests the universe, thus
Viraat is the name of God. Rigveda mandal 10, sukta 129 states that like potter
makes pot from clay, similarly God creates universe from non-alive matter prakriti.
Prakriti is unseen matter. From unseen matter, the whole universe is created in the
visible form. Science also says that matter is never destroyed but changes its form.
Suppose a paper is burnt, paper changes its form into ashes. Then ashes are crushed
and thrown in air. At this moment, the paper changed into ashes becomes invisible
but was never destroyed. Similarly the whole universe at the time of final destruction
is turned into prakriti i.e., into unseen form.
AGNI = From dhatu, “ANCHU GATI POOJANAYOHO” the word “AGNI is made. Its
meaning is: He who is a form of wisdom. “SARVAJAYEN” i.e., Omniscient. That is,
knows each and every atom of universe and even beyond universe. He who is to be
known, to be gained and is worshipful. So Agni is the name of God.
VISHWA = Vishwa word is made from dhatu, “VISHPRAVESHANE”. Its meaning is He
in whom the universe is entering or He who is entering the universe. So being
omnipresent, Vishwa is the name of God.
HIRANNYAGARBHA = i.e., ” JYOTIRVAYIHIRANYAM”. Its meaning is, who is the base
of all sun, etc., luminous lokas or He who is the living place of all luminous lokas.
VAYU = from dhatu, “VA GATIGANDHANYOHO”, vayu word is made. Its meaning is
He who holds, gives life and destroys and is the mightiest amongst all. So the name
of God is Vayu.
TEJ = from dhatu, “TIJA NISHANE”, the word Tej is made meaning He who is self
made and self-enlightened and gives light to sun, moon, stars etc. God does not take
light from anywhere but gives light to sun, moon, stars, etc. so the unbroken,
unobstructed/unproduced and eternal form of light is Almighty God and not sun,
moon etc. So the name of God is Tej.
ISHWAR = from dhatu, “ISH ASHWERIYE”, the word Ishwar is made. Its meaning is
whose knowledge is thoughtful and true and He who has unlimited wealth, fortune
and glory etc. Therefore the name of God is Ishwar. Here it is not out of place to
mention that soul (man/woman) has limited qualities and are dependent whereas
God is independent and has unlimited qualities that is why He is God.
ADITYA = from dhatu, “DO AVAKHANDANE”, Aditya word is made. Its meaning is the
one who cannot be broken into pieces and thus cannot be destroyed. So God’s name
PRAJAYEN (PRAGYA) = from dhatu, “JYEN AVABODHANE”, Prajayen word is made
meaning whose wisdom is totally without any misunderstanding and thus he who
knows every matter and behavior of whole universe without misunderstanding. So
God’s name is Prajayen. So here also it is not out of place to mention that illusion
can never attack on God and God is totally free from illusion.
BHUHU = “BHUHU ITI VAYEE PRANAHA” i.e., He who is the base of lives of universe,
is most beloved, even more than Prann i.e., breath. So Bhuhu is the name of God.
BHUVAHA= “BHUVAHA ITI APANAHA” i.e., He who is totally free from any sorrow,
and the soul removes his own all sorrows after coming in contact with Him. So the
name of God is Bhuvaha.
SWAHA = i.e., “SWAHA ITI VYANAHE” who is omnipresent in the universe and is
holding the same. So the name of God is Swaha.
SAVITUHU = He who creates the universe. So the name of God is Savituhu.
DEVSYA= who gives all pleasure/merriment, so the name of God is Dev.
VARENNYAM = He who is the most supreme and acceptable. God is most supreme
and acceptable for worship.
BHARGAHA = the purest entity (though God is formless, but finding no suitable
English word of Sanskrit word, “SHUDH SWARUPAM” the word entity has been used.)
TAT = i.e., the God i.e., of the purest entity.
DHIMAHI = i.e., we must hold (sort of meditation) because
YAHA = the God
NAHA = our,
DHIYAHA = mind(i.e., in our minds)
PRACHODYAT = by inspiration (fulfil the mind with wisdom)
“We meditate the God who is the base of lives’ of universe, totally free from any sorrow, omnipresent, creates the universe, gives all pleasure/merriment, most supreme and acceptable, purest entity; May the God enlighten our minds with wisdom by His inspiration”.
Here it is not out of place to mention that idea of a (one) Ved mantra is based on ideas of several Ved mantras. So in the above Gayatri mantra, there are three things —-
Bhuhu, Bhuvaha, Swaha, Savituhu, Bhargaha, Devsya are some qualities amongst unlimited qualities of God. These are called Stuti i.e., to say about God with His real qualities and not self made etc.
Secondly Dhimahi means meditation i.e., one should always sit in meditation and do hard and pious deeds for which he will have to study Vedas in full, while discharging moral duties towards family and nation.
Third and last is DHIYO YO NAHA PRACHODYAT. It is a prayer to God explanation of which is cited above.
HOW TO DO HAVAN
Please sit in the morning to perform havan. Havan must be in sunlight then it is more beneficial. Then half a bowl of fresh water with a tablespoon must be with you with small twigs especially of mango tree if possible, havan samagri, ghee, camphor and match box must be there with you. Please sit on sukh asan on four times folded blanket and blanket must be on mat.
Sukh asan i.e., sit on duly folded feet in comfortable position. Then first close your eyes and concentrate between two eyebrows and chant Gayatri mantra three times within heart and not by mouth. Then open your eyes.
Take one spoon of water in right palm. Chant this mantra, OM AMRITO UPASTRANMASI SWAHA and drink the water which you have put in your palm. Then again take the spoon of water in right palm then chant the next mantra, OM AMRITA APIDHANMASI SWAHA, and drink the water. Then again take the water in right palm and chant the mantra, OM SATYAM YASHAH SHRI MAYI SHRI SHRAYTAAM SWAHA, and drink the water. Then wash the right palm while sitting, with the same water kept in bowl.
Then put the twigs into havan kund with one piece of camphor and burn it. During this process chant the Gayatri mantra again and again till such time the fire is lighted sufficiently. Then chant the Gayatri mantra and at the last add the word Swaha and offer ghee with tablespoon, quantity equivalent to 4 to 5 drops. And if you are alone then also offer in fire pinch of havan samagri from your right hand’s finger and thumb avoiding forefinger. So this offering may be of 11 times, 21 times or 51 times as the time suits. It is the simplest way and I have not quoted the complete method of Yajna. The havan with Ved mantras are always offered as the best worship of God only please. Do havan daily and both times.
Procedure of Chanting
Please, start the day by chanting Gayatri mantra in the early morning sitting on suitable asan like Sukhasan, Siddhasan or Padmasan etc. concentrate on the point between two eyebrows which is called “Agyachakra”. The Gayatri mantra should be chanted along with its meaning both times. Also, please try to perform daily hawan even with Gayatri mantra. Then try to study any of my books daily and put up question if any. After 15 days chant the Gayatri mantra only thrice thereafter do the name jaap of Almighty God-“Om”. The jaap must be done daily by heart and not orally.
To overcome the negative feelings there is only one process to gain eternal, everlasting, true Vedic knowledge. I mean to say all the matters of world including our human body have been created by three gunnas of prakriti i.e., raj, tam and satva gunn which are illusion and generate kaam, krodh, mad, lobh, ahankar etc. Our mann (mind) buddhi (intellect) are also made of prakriti, so have effect thereof i.e., of illusion. negative feelings are generated in our mind due to gunnas of prakriti and based on our previous and present life’s deeds –good or bad. Now, question arises how to overcome the negative feelings, same question was raised by Arjun to Sri Krishan Maharaj that his mind is not stable etc.
Sri Krishna says- Oh! Arjun concentration of mind is achieved by daily practice of Yog, Yajyen, name jaap and indulging in asceticsm. I mean to say, daily practice is required and when mind (mann) wanders, it should be again fixed with in the agya-chakra i.e., within two eyebrows. Secondly, the main thing is that meditation is the seventh stage of Ashtang Yoga, to reach it, one will’ve to cross six earlier stages duly perfected therein. The stages are- yam, Niyam, asan, Prannayam, pratyahaar and dharnna. So, please also try to study Yog shastra (if you desire) and Ashtang yoga Philosophy mentioned therein, to do daily practice, to get perfection, as stated above. But one should never be demoralized. Secondly the said Vedic worship will never go in vain. It is counted in next birth and by this worship, a person gets next birth in better family where facilities to continue his worship exist (Bhagwad Geeta shloka 6/42 refers)
So, I mean to say, until a devotee starts real worship of God, the mind (mann) cannot be made stable and therefore as a result negative thinking can also not be overcome. Therefore, I would advise you to please at least start name jaap of God-OM, chanting of Gayatri mantra with its meaning word by word and daily both times hawan with Gayatri mantra. You should also read some Vedic literature and should try to spare time to listen to Vedic spiritual Cds containing bhajans and preach. List of books and cds is appended below out of which you can choose the material to study and listen, if you desire.
List of books is appended below, please —–
S. No. NAMES OF BOOK COST PAGES
1. PATANJAL YOG DARSHAN PT I 131.00 332
2. PATANJAL YOG DARSHAN PT II 300.00 295
3. VEDIC PRAVACHAN SANGRAH(Reprinted) 120.00 118
4. VEDIC SATSANG SANGRAH PT II 12.00 29
5. MANAV DHARAM SHIKSHA 21.00 88
6. ATMIK UDGAR 51.00 42
7. DIL SE DIL KI BAAT 21.00 20
8 YAJ KARAM SARVSHRESHTH ISHWAR POOJA 65.00 132
9. BRAHAMCHARYA DUKH NIVARAK DIVYA MANNI 100.00 173
10. MRITYU EK KATU SATYA 20.00 63
11. BHAJAN KIRTAN 40.00 64
12. SHRIMADBHAGWAD GEETA EK VEDIC RAHSYA (CHAP. 1-6) 400.00 739
13. SHRIMADBHAGWAD GEETA EK VEDIC REHASYA (CHAP. 7-12) 400.00 594
14. SANDHYA MANTRA 25.00 33
15. VEDIC PRAVACHAN SANGRAH PT II 120.00 124
16. SHRIMADBHAGWAD GEETA EK VEDIC RAHSYA (Chap. 13-15) 250.00 246
(IN HINDI 1-16)
17. VEDANTA & ETERNAL VEDAS’ PHILOSOPHY PT I 31.00 77
18. VEDANTA AND ETERNAL VEDAS’ PHILOSOPHY PT II 20.00 92
19. YOGA A DIVINE VEDAS PHILOSOPHY 65.00 123
20. VEDAS A DIVINE LIGHT Pt. I 80.00 190
21. PROTECT THE HOLY COW, SAY VEDAS 40.00 58
22. VEDAS A DIVINE LIGHT PT. II 121.00 279
23. VEDAS A DIVINE LIGHT PT. III 100.00 126
24. VEDAS A DIVINE LIGHT PT. IV 100.00 154
25. VEDAS A DIVINE LIGHT PT. V 140.00 104
(IN ENGLISH 17-25)
26. VEDA – DIVYA GNANA (TRANSLATED IN KANNADA)
(Originally in English as VEDAS A DIVINE LIGHT PT. I ) 120 202
LIST OF CASSETTES & CDs Sung by Swamijee
1. SANT VANNI CASSETTES (PT 1-8) 35.00 EACH
2. BHAJ GOVINDAM CASSETTE 35.00
3. VCDS VEDOIN KEE CHHAWON TALE PT1&2 50.00 EACH
4. ISHWAR KEE AWAZ SUNO (ACD) 36.00
5. SAB MEIN VYAPAK JYOTI EK (ACD) 36.00
6. SANT VANNI PT. 1-4 (ACD) 35.00 EACH
7. VALMIKI RAMAYAN (ACD) 36.00
8. ISHWAR BIN SUKH NAHIN (ACD) 36.00
9.SARVAVYAPAK ISHWAR MAHIMA SUNO(ACD) 36.00
10. SAB GOBIND HAI (ACD) 45.00
11. AMRIT VANNI VED 36.00
It will give you immense knowledge and with the blessings of God, you would be able to overcome the negative thoughts, depression etc., after sometime. In addition, you’ll have to learn and do Yogabhyaas i.e., asan, prannayam and meditation in the beginning. This is the way to make future bright.