Questions & Answers - April 14, 2017

V: 2. So Guruji can we understand nishkam karma as, one strives to fulfill his pious desire and works really hard for that with full belief in achieving it but is not affected by the actual result, ie he remains stable whether he achieves the goal or not in reality Guruji ke charnoon main mera pranam
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you, beta. Yes you are telling correct, my son.

Shivanshu: Pranam Swamiji Swamiji I wanted to know how can one gain concentration like Arjuna and focus on their goals and does not get distracted by other things? Please give me your blessings for my upcoming exams in month of April and May , and for the betterment of my family.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. To concentrate on one point, one has to follow the Vedic teachings like doing daily agnihotra, name jaap of God and practice of Ashtang Yog philosophy under the guidance of learned acharya of Vedas and Ashtang Yog. People mostly do not listen to Vedas and hence the problem. I paste my article in this regard as under-

STUDENT LOSING CONCENTRATION

Concentration is not made on mind, but mind has to be concentrated on particular point or subject etc. It requires practice of Yam, Niyam, Asan, Prannayam, Pratyahar, Dharnna and Dhyan then one attains Samadhi. In this path, guidance of a spiritual master who knows Vedas and Ashtang Yoga philosophy is needed. Holy name jaap of God helps a lot. I have written a book on Yoga which can be sent on receipt of your postal address. However, personal guidance as stated is essential. 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 Brahmacharya. Awake early in the morning and after bath-brush etc., do holy name jaap of God at least for fifteen minutes. Go for morning walk and light exercises daily. Take plenty of water i.e., 15-20 glass in a day. Always respect your parents, elders and teachers. Must be soft spoken, Avoid TV to see bad scenes, films etc. This all will help you to concentrate in you study. Whatever, you study and learn, try to write on rough book a lot without seeing books etc. Please refer to the book- “Brahmacharya-Dukh Nivarak Divya Mani”.

How to obtain success as a student

A student must do hard study with firm mind to get success. However, 'WHERE THERE IS A WILL, THERE IS A WAY' AND IT IS ALSO SAID THAT "NEVER BECOME NERVOUS AND TRY, TRY, TRY AGAIN."

Hard working, devotion, dedication, honesty, services to the parents and elders to follow eternal religion mentioned in Vedas, practice of Ashtang Yoga, discharge moral duties to get progress simultaneously in education, science and in spiritualism, do daily havan, to make contact with the learned Acharya, to get his advice are some of the pious deeds which make the future bright and kill the sorrows, problems, diseases, etc.

One must awake 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 HARD STUDY DONE BY STUDENTS AND THEIR GOOD HEALTH WILL SURE GIVE THEM SUCCESS TO MAKE THEM A GOOD EARNING HAND. THE STUDENT MUST ALSO CHANT GAYATRI MANTRA DAILY.

My blessings are always with you for a bright future.