Suresh: Swamiji please tell me how should prepare the daily shedule. for example,
1. exact time of getup in early and after that procedure for meditation.
2. Aarti is necessary or not because I do only meditation and upasana of my God.
Swami Ram Swarup: In this regard, I paste my article below-
You should first try to get up early in the morning at least at 5:30 a.m. then after sometime, it will be easy for you to get up at 5:00 a.m. and then to get up at 4:30 a.m. which is sufficient.
As regards daily routine, I paste one of my answers to the question below-
Get up early in the morning with a firm decision. God always helps those who help themselves. Only 8-10 asans are sufficient devoting 1 ½ minutes for each asan. It means 15 minutes are sufficient. Prannayam, at the young age requires 10 minutes only.
Meditation is sufficient for 45 minutes.
Cycling and jogging must be given 20-20 minutes each. Because a student always requires good health which in turn depends on light exercise to be done daily.
Then, after taking rest for about 20 minutes in which you can do study etc., bath must be taken. Then hawan, prayer etc., would require about ½ an hour.
So, all the activities would be completed by about say 8 ‘O’ clock in the morning.
So, you can start study if time suits you keeping in view, the college time.
Then take break for half an hour . In this time, you may lie on bed with close eyes but do not try to sleep. It is also o.k. to study from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Then you can study from 9.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. at least and then you can go to sleep.
2. Havan with ved mantras, Yajyen, name jaap and practice of Yoga Philosophy under the guidance of learned acharya of Vedas, is itself the best worship of God, say Vedas. As regards present arti, it is not preached in Vedas, please.
Gitalover: Namaste Swamiji, I would like to know if it is a sin to marry a woman whom is elder than a man according to vedas shashtra? Thank you very much
Swami Ram Swarup: Namaste. Vedas tell that in any case, the woman should be younger to husband. Vedas have been blessed by God to us, to follow. So to go against the Vedas is not good. You are welcome, please.
Swaranchal: Gayatri shabd ka sandhi vichchhed kya hota hai?
Swami Ram Swarup: Gayat+ tra= Gayatri.