Anonymous: My husband expired recently. Can I get him back with any prayers? My life has become meaningless.
Swami Ram Swarup: I am sorry to listen about the death of your husband. But nothing can be done now, being the process of death in which alive soul goes out and the human body is burnt. Therefore, those who leave the body, they never come back in the body which they’ve left. However, the peace is only maintained through real worship of the God. You must listen to the Vedas, do daily hawan even with Gayatri mantra first, do name jaap of God and practice of Yoga Philosophy.

All Vedas, Bhagwad Geeta, Shastras etc., state that the soul is ‘immortal’. There was Yagyavalkya Rishi, who was learned of Vedas and yoga Philosophy. He had two wives- Kauntaye and Maitraye. Once, he preached her in Upnishad- for the body of the husband, a wife does not have any desire but she is desirous of the soul. Soul is alive and immortal matter which resides in human body.

He preached that the real husband of a wife is soul. Similarly husband does not have any desire for wife’s body, but he desires for her soul. Because the soul is immortal so there is no reason to repent and weep over the dead body.

Similarly knowledge was given by Sri Ram in Tulsikrit Ramayan to Tara when he killed Bali. Sri Ram saw that Tara, the wife of Bali was weeping bitterly on the dead body of her husband. Then Sri Ram preached that Oh Tara! The body of a person is made of Agni, vayu, jal, akash, Prithivi – the five non-alive matters which surely get destroyed one day. “If you think that dead body of Bali is your husband then take the body to the palace” said Sri Ram. He further said, “Otherwise, the soul of Bali which was your real/actual husband, can never die. He has already left the body, so there seems to be no reason behind to weep over the dead body.”

But I would like to tell you, please that the above knowledge is gained/experienced after listening to Vedas, following the path of eternal religion and doing hard practice of Ashtang Yoga. Yet, you may try to get peace, please. My blessings are always with you and you may write E-mail for any doubt, as and when you like.

Jayakumar: Namstey Guruji Maharaj, Charan Sparsh. Guruji Maharaj, we have received the two T series Audio CDs also despatched by you. Listening to the Bhajans gives us a great calmness and soul enriching feeling. Guruji could you kindly tell us the lyrics of the Stuti mantra from Samved. (first bhajan of the first CD).
Swami Ram Swarup: My heartiest blessings to you all. The lyrics of the stuti recited in CD are of Atharvaveda mantra 19/71/1 which is below:-

“Stuta Mayaa Varda Ved Mata,
Pracho Dyantaam Paavmaani Dwijanaam,
Aayuhu Prannam Prajaam Pashum Keertim,
Dravinnam Brahmavarchasum,
Mahiyum Datva Vrajat Brahma Lokam”.

Dr. Harish Arya: How to develop our confidence?
Swami Ram Swarup: Daily study, Yajyen/hawan, name jaap, asan, prannayam, Pratyahar if are exercised by an aspirant, he one day becomes able to concentrate. Then automatically confidence develops.