Questions & Answers: August 2007

Tapan Ghosh: Who is Guru Sant Supan Sudarshan in Mahabharata? In which chapter of Mahabharata or Ramayana it can be found?
Swami Ramswarup: During the period of Mahabharata, the Sant mat (sect) was not in vogue. Only Rishi-Munis, Yogis, words were prevalent. So I think there was no such sant in Mahabharata, please.

Tejinder: Which day tulsi plant preferred to offer red chunni?
Swami Ramswarup: Actually there is no mention about such Chunni in Vedas. So I also do not know about the same please. In Vedas, there is only one formless, omnipresent, Almighty God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe, is to be worshiped.

Ashish Chand Srivastava: While performing Jaap for any mantra how does the facing particular direction and type of Mala matters? What should be the Direction mala for Durga mantra and Shani Mantra?
Swami Ramswarup: Actually, the worship of durga and shani has not been mentioned in Vedas. So I also do not know about the same, please. In Vedas, there is only one formless, omnipresent God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe, is to be worshiped.

Amit: I want learn Veda , and learn yoga if it is possible after September. If you are starting a batch there then please inform me.
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, please you may come here in the first week of October 2007.

K D Gupta: A boy in Saharanpur UP has started speaking English and has forgotten Hindi. Science finds no rebirth so no brain or memory can reoccur and hence it is not a question of science. Take the case of adhyatma Geeta says deh yatha noplipyate atma only takes five gyanendriyas and mana and no buddhi or gyan so the case is of not adhyatma. Also please explain.
Swami Ramswarup: This may be the case of cheating, please. Nothing else because there was a case also, may be of Saharnpur, shown on T.V. wherein a boy used to talk only in English and afterwards the media declared that he could understand Hindi and he had learnt English too. Without learning nobody can speak any language.

Rashmi Sahu: I have read enough about caste system and I fully agree with your views and Swami Dayanand Saraswati. But I request you to give mantras from Vedas with detail meaning against support of present day prevailing caste system in India and showing how even people who are considered shudras can achieve highest goal of God realization.
Swami Ramswarup: Chapter 31 of the Yajurveda preaches about divine education of creation. Mantra states that God creates the universe from prakriti then in a sequence He at last gives the knowledge of the four Vedas, as I have told earlier and its brief exists in 7th mantra stating that the knowledge of four Vedas emanates direct from Almighty God. Then in 10th mantra there are some questions as follows----
1. In this creation of God who is exalted/praise-able like mouth?
2. Who possesses strength/power like arms?
3. Who has the power in thigh to do the work of business?
4. Who is low like the feet, i.e., ignorant/foolish/unwise?

The answer is given in the next 11th mantra---

O! aspirant (ASYA) in this creation of God (BRAHAMANNAH) knower of the Vedas and God (ASEET) is (MUKHAM) the supreme like a mouth in the body (BAHOO) warrior/ powerful like arms (KRITAH) is made (RAJNAYAH) Kshatriya (YAT) and he who (UROO) is able to do hard deeds of business etc., like thigh (TAD) he (ASYA) in this creation (ASEET) is (VAISHYAH) Vaishya i.e., business man (PADBHAYAAM) he who serves (AJAYAT) he take birth as (SHUDRAH) i.e., being indulged in illusion/ignorance etc. So from the above it is clear that in this creation of God, man and woman takes birth and are defined as BRAHMANN, KSHATRIYA, VAISHYA and SHUDRA, according to their qualities as briefed above.

So the God has not made the caste system by birth but based on present life's deeds. The caste system has led to the degradation of the country. God has made only one human race duly divided into four parts, viz., ---- brahminn, kshatriya, vaishyas, and shudra as per present life's deeds. However, this division based, is arisen for efficient working of society while keeping the nation strong and united.

As per Yajurveda mantra 22/22 nation requires education in both fields---
i) worldly like science, mathematics etc., and
ii) spiritual from eternal knowledge of Vedas, which is given by a brahminn having his qualities. Nation requires protection from enemies for which army and police is required, which is kept in command by kshatriya according to qualities of kshatriya.

Nation requires proper distribution of all needed items to the country like food, clothing, shelter. Essential commodities, etc., which is distributed by Vaishya/Mahajan (business-man) based on his qualities of vaishya.

Nation requires services of home, country and public which is kept in command by shudra i.e., those persons who did not acquire qualities of brahminn, kshatriya and vaishya due to lack of their studies etc. So, human race is one who has to discharge his duties in four parts stated above. And these duties have been entrusted to them by God in Vedas.

So the spreading of real knowledge of Vedas on this subject will only promote the brotherhood, love, co-operation and progress together. The said knowledge also ends the ravages of hatred among the communities.

Shyam: I want to know why we do Sat Narayan Vrat Katha .What could be the reason and can you please give in details what the lesson it contains?
Swami Ramswarup: According to Vedas we have to worship only one God who is formless. He only creates, nurses and destroys the universe. Vedas states that we must utter/recite Supreme, Divine qualities of God by Veda mantras which can also be stated a Katha of Almighty God, but Satya Narayna Vrat Katha has not been mentioned in Vedas. And in the Satya Narayan book not a single supreme divine qualities of God has been mentioned please.

Alvin Lal: Is it true that Durgamasur, after performing tap of Bramha for ages and after instructions from his guru sukhrachriya, asked for the 4 Vedas as vardaan, and then proceeded to take them to Patal lok? Does the Vedas mention this or is it pure mythology?
Swami Ramswarup: Such Katha is not authentic please. Secondly in Vedas there is no any Katha (story). Vedas contain only detailed knowledge of science, deeds and worship, but not any story.

Varun: Swamiji can you define what is enlightenment, there are many definitions like turning body into light, doing miracles or having a thoughtless mind, which one is correct? If thoughtless mind is enlightenment can I achieve it through intense meditation?
Swami Ramswarup: Enlightenment means to give the knowledge to clear the doubts and to attain the spiritual knowledge to realize God in the shape of Divine light within the body. Study of Vedas, performing Yajyen, name-jaap and hard practice of Ashtang yoga makes an aspirant able to realize the divine light within him and to gain knowledge. Secondly in the worldly meaning, when a student studies then he is enlightened with the bookish knowledge with experiences in science etc.

Tarun: I am very much interested in studying about spirituality and at the same time I want to be good at my career want to establish a big business but I am stuck in between these two things. Will I be able to find balance between these two things as I think money and spirituality are two different ends? And many times I wonder who is great an enlightened person like Ramana maharshi or a multi millionaire like Bill Gates?
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, Vedas already states to get progress in worldly pious deeds like education, science etc., and simultaneously in spiritualism. Both subjects actually are started from childhood and had been attained by rishis munis, Shri Ram, Shri Krishna, and several aspirants. So you may contact a local acharya who knows Vedas and ashtnag yoga philosophy who will guide you about spiritualism and simultaneously you should continue your study up to higher level.

K D Gupta: Lord Krishna says about tyag but not about sanyas is it the vishad which Arjuna asks first. Is really sanyas not required for humans and ladies especially? Please explain. Please also explain about Vedas which became three and then four.
Swami Ramswarup: In Bhagwad Geeta the matter of sanyas has also been briefed by Shri Krishna. I have written six chapters of Bhagwad Geeta and the book is available within 15 days to be dispatched to needy person. We have to pay our attention first on four Vedas then to the other holy books. Vedas knowledge's emanates direct from God and therefore Vedas are self proof. After studying Vedas, Rishis, Munis gained knowledge and based on the knowledge of Vedas they wrote, shastras, Mahabharata (Bhagwad Geeta) and other holy granths. Study of other holy granths including Geeta reveals that up-till now only Vedas contains hundred percent true and all knowledge-science etc., deeds, worship matters required in the universe, Whereas in other holy books only small portion of the knowledge of Vedas has been mentioned, which do not fulfill the requirement of the world. In Vedas God has stated four ashrams---- brahmcharya, griasth, vanprasth asnd sanyas. And the said four ashrams are equally important being the teaching of Almighty God. Sanyas is for soul' salvation and not for body. So, all souls of human beings (men or women) are entitled for sanyas. Vedas were never three. Vedas were four, are four, and will ever remain four.

Preeti: Can I offer Jal by - tamba lota for shiv pujan?
Swami Ramswarup: Shiv Puja is not mentioned in Veda's, however in Veda's the meaning of Shiv is "who is well wisher, nurture and take care of universe and He is only formless, omnipresent and almighty God.

Raj Bhalla: I will greatly appreciate it if you can please translate each word of this line.
"Sarve Bhadranipashyantu ma kashichadukh bhag bhavet"
Swami Ramswarup: Sarve : All human beings
Bhadram : Good, Pious, morally excellent, beneficial
Pashyantu : May See, "May the all human beings seen good, morally excellent, beneficial"
Ma : Not
Dukh : Sorrows
Bhag bhavet : Be
Meaning--- "May anybody not be in sorrow"

Manoj Soni: My next book will be one which enlightens on Sanskaars of Ishwar as compared to we all. I understand that it is sanskaars that trevel with us, then we should have some good text to explain what these sanskaars are and how to reach Gods level of sanskaars.
Swami Ramswarup: "Ishwar" that is God does not come under the impression of any "sanskaars" please. God is always away from facing any result of any deeds earmarked on the "Chit", which are called "Sansksars". So God is not in the category of "Sansksars" please. We human being does good or bad deeds and face results thereof. The "Sanskasrs" of the deeds are always with us in ones "Chit", which at an appropriate time gives impression to face the results in the shape of happiness or sorrow etc., until & unless all the "Sanskasrs" on the "Chit" are burnt due to the good effect of eternal worship according to Vedas.

Hitesh: I want to awaken my kundlini. Please guide for same.
Swami Ramswarup: Jagaran of Kundlani means realization of inner divine power etc., for which one has to listen knowledge of Veda's, must perform daily Havan and Name "Jaap" of God daily and hard practice of "Ashtang Yoga" under the guidance of Acharya. The said long Tapasaya is required for kundlani jagaran please, however no time can be fixed as to when the kundlani will be awakened.

Hitesh: I just want to attend your camp for ashtang yoga. Please guide with detail information about fees and duration.
Swami Ramswarup: You may come in the 2nd week of September please. However before leaving for this location please inform us. However boarding and lodging is free for all.

Amarjit: Is physical contact before marriage is bad? If yes then why is it bad?
Swami Ramswarup: "Yajurveda" says that opposite sex should not love or give heart to each other before marriage and physical contact, therefore is strictly prohibited. Secondly to obey the preach of Veda's is pious and against the Veda's is sin. The result of sin comes in the shape of sorrow, serious disease, tensions, problems or early deaths etc.

Naresh Karale: Swamiji, I wish to know about Pitrudosh and the procedure of its 'Nivaran' What are the places in Maharashtra, especially near Mumbai to perform the Nivaran Pooja? When & where it to be performed? Whom should perform this pooja, elder member of family or every member of family, jointly or severally? Who should spend money for this ? Elder and younger member of family or any member or all together. Please reply to my queries. Sorry to bother you.
Swami Ramswarup: At the beginning of the earth God gives the knowledge of the four Veda's that are actually a constitution of God for the universe in which "Pitrudosh", "kal Sarap dosh" etc. have not been mentioned so being unauthentic one should not worry for the same please.

Amit Dua: Namaste Swamiji, my question is about Sandhya Mantras. I am from Arya Samaji family I perform Sandhya through Ved Mantra as told in Arya Samaj books. But when I saw the Sandhya Mantras of Satya Sai Baba Vedic Pristhan, I found that they also perform Sandhya through Ved Mantras but they are using different Ved Mantras from Arya Samaj. In the same way I saw the mantras used by organizations of Sri Arvind, those are also using Ved Mantras, but different from these two organization. What is the reason behind this difference? I Sandhya peformed by all organization correct? What are the criteria to choose the mantras?
Swami Ramswarup: Actually I shall be able to give correct answer after reading those mantra's of different organizations, so please send those mantra's. However Sandhaya Mantra's of Vedas mentioned in Arya Samaj book are 100% correct.

Vishnu: I am having a question on one of the month (aashada masam - to my knowledge it is used in Telugu calendar and this month lies between in general 12-jul to 12-aug). In this particular period month, the newly married couple has some restrictions for their first year that bridegroom should not visit bride's mother house and bride should not visit bridegroom's mother house. Here the people belief is that, these two combinations (bride and bridegroom's mother) or (bridegroom and bride's mother) should not be live together at one place. I just wanted know the truth behind this logic. Is there any significance of this particular period?
Swami Ramswarup: The above quoted view's are not mentioned in Vedas please. Vedas are proof to decide truth and false Athrvaveda states that at the time of marriage father of the bride donates (Kanya Daan) his daughter to bridegroom forever and Atharvaveda further states that the bride should enter her husband house permanently like mountain. You see mountain does not move from one place, similarly wife should not move from her husband's house and both must live together forever.

Bhavin Patell: I am a student of building sciences and vastu shastra. During the course of my study I met many vastukars and found that the views of one do not match the views of the other. I really don't know whom to believe and whom not to. After a long struggle I came to the conclusion that I must refer the origin of this science (i.e. Sthapatya Ved) for my answers and true Vastu Knowledge. I have been trying to find a book on Sthapatya Ved since months but was unable to find one.I came across many people who claim to teach Sthapatya Ved but they don't have any proof of the genuineness of the Ved. Can you help me find a source to study this Ved as I am really eager to know the true Vastu Vidhya?
Swami Ramswarup: Dear Mr. Patell, architecture subject exists in Vedas but vastu shastra subject is not there in. There are only four Vedas i.e., Rigveda, Yajurveda, Saamveda, Atharvaveda but satapatya ved is not there. I think Satapatya ved could have been written by somebody. As a proof see the following mantra of Yajurveda 31/7------- "TASMAT YAJAATSARVHUTAH RICHHA SAMANI JAJIRE.

As per above mantra there are only four Vedas. I will advice you to read my one or two books either in Hindi or English in which Vedic philosophy in detail has been explained. Please also read the article on Vedic philosophy.

Neeraj K. Chauhan: In Hinduism, there are a huge number of devi devtas. To whom, one should worship or pray? In many pictures, it is depicted that Lord Shiva is in worshiping position. Lord Vishnu is in worshiping position, Lord brahma, Devi Durga and many devi/devtas are worshiping. To whom these devtas are worshiping and to whom a simple person should worship.Are these devtas, the final and greatest almighty God or the Final Almighty God is someone else. To whom I should worship and pray? Where We will go after death? Who is our overall caretaker. if our final care-taker is someone else i.e. formless and shapeless and we should worship Him, then are these all devi devtas are making fool of general people. Why many general people worship these devi devtas. In fact these devi/devtas themself are also worshiping someone else "The Ultimate Almighty GOD". Confused? Please help me?
Swami Ramswarup: Actually when the universe is created by the God then knowledge of four Vedas emanate direct from God and is originated in the heart of four Rishis. God has mentioned in the said Vedas about His shapes, supreme, divine deeds, power, nature etc. Vedas only tells about the worship of the God mentioned in Vedas only. Veda's are self proof, in Vedas there is only one formless, omnipresent, omniscient and Almighty God to be worshiped. No description of any kind of devi/devtas is there in Vedas please. So the learned of Vedas always worship the Almighty God because He is almighty so he needs nobody to create or look after. So it is clear that when there is no description of any devi/devta then no worship of any devi/devta. However, there are 33 non alive Devtas such as eight Vasu and eleven Rudr and Twelve Aditya, Prajapati and Indra. For detail description of the said devtas please study my book "Vedas Devine" which can be sent on receipt of the postal order. Our final care taker is almighty God as stated above. After Death soul comes out of the body and takes next birth according to good and bad deeds. Rig-ved mandal 1 sukta 45 states that without a learned Acharya no one can worship God properly and therefore can not attain peace/merriment. One must know his moral/ true duties. Self-made deeds/duties are not recommended by Vedas, please. Manusmriti shlok 2/6 as well as Bhagwad Geeta shlok 3/15 state that all karmas i.e., duties emanate from Vedas and Vedas emanates from God. So one must first listen Vedas from a learned Acharya to know deeds/karmas/ duties. One must also worship God daily according to Vedas. Asan, pranayaam and meditation is also necessary. Then automatically mental as well as physical power will be gained to discharge duties well. So please try to contact a learned of Vedas locally because I am away.

So Please try to listen preach of Vedas, even you can study the whole web site or spiritual books written by me. IN VEDAS THERE IS NO SUCH WORSHIP PLEASE. VEDAS TELL TO WORSHIP ONLY ONE GOD. According to eternal knowledge of Vedas, we have to worship only ONE God who is formless, omnipresent, alive, omniscient, beyond imagination, creates, nurses and destroy the universe. HE WAS ONE, IS ONE and WILL EVER REMAIN ONE. There is no one equivalent to the said ONE GOD, NEITHER is BORN, NOR WILL BE BORN. We have to worship the said unchangeable Almighty God, under guidance of a learned spiritual Guru. So worship is meant for God under guidance of a spiritual Acharya. One must do daily havan please. Please also read the article entitled: 'After Death'

S K: My brother doesn't work or help out at home...he is careless and doesn't respect my parents...Will he improve?
Swami Ramswarup: Your brother actually needs advice and teaching from a spiritual Acharya who knows Vedas' philosophy. It is well known fact that laziness always proves to be dangerous and destroys all happiness and even life. Only brave and hard working person makes his future bright. So please try to seek a good Acharya and send your brother to him daily for preach.

Umesh Pandy: What is the difference between Ishwar and Parmeshwar?
Swami Ramswarup: As YajurVed states that God creates universe, nurses and destroys the same is omnipresent and immortal. He is one but His names are several. So Ishwar and parmeshwar both are the names of the said God and hence no difference please.

T. Anandi: What is meant by centre point in meditation? I am very happy and grateful Swamji.
Swami Ramswarup: There are three points to concentrate.
1. Agya chakra - which is between two eyebrows.
2. Tip of the nose (Nasagrae)
3. Heart
One can choose any one point at his own.

Rashmi Sahu: Can you please explain following facts on the basis of Valmiki Ramayana:
1. Birth of Sita
2. Basis of Banishment of Sita by Rama, her period spent with rishi Valmiki. 3. Her death/leaving earthly abode
Swami Ramswarup: 1. Sita was born in Mithila. It is prevalent view that king Janak was ploughing his field and Sita was found in a pitcher which is totally false being unnatural and against the Vedic rules.
2. I have already written to you my daughter that Sita was never sent to jungle . Luv and Kush were born in Ayodha's Palace. Sita did not meet with Valmikiji in jungle.
3. She met with natural death while living in Ayodhya's Palace. So it is also a false story that she took shelter in earth.

Dharmendra: Kuch log kehte vedo me allah ke bare bataya gay tatha muhammad ke baare me bataya gaya hai kya ye sahi hai?
Swami Ramswarup: As I used to state that Vedas do not contain proper name of anyone. Vedas contain the fundamental law of the universe. So the name of Allaha or Hazrat Mohammad Sahib is not in Vedas.

Anonymous: Swamiji - Being not very lucky I got a chance to listen you for 5-6 times. For last 13 years, if not physically but yes, mentally you are always with me, every second. In the time of happiness, you are the one who accompanied me and when things were bad, again you are the one who supported me. I have been constantly in touch with you spiritually. Last time I saw you in Yajna 2 months back. There is a very strange feeling these days I am going through. Whatever I do, I am not satisfied at all with the way but I remember you saying that "Everything in life is temporary. Darkness of the night or a bright day, Even sunrise is temporary; so is the sunset. So, if things are going good; enjoy it because it won't last forever and if things are going bad; don't worry because it won't last forever either". I am going through a very rough phase of my life which I can't state here as they are very personal. I need your blessing at this stage of life and I firmly believe that everything will be solved. Please give me your blessings.
Swami Ramswarup: My heartiest blessings to you, my dear. One should always do hard work on a right path which makes his future bright. However, guidance of an acharya at every step of life is needed as is said in Vedas. So I hope that soon you will feel happiness.

Amit Kumar: Who wrote the Mahabharat first time?
Swami Ramswarup: Vyasmuniji wrote Mahabharata first time about 5,300 years ago. Please.

Hemant: Dear Swamiji can you please explain in detail the period of 13 days as mentioned by you. Before taking new body soul remains in space in 'Sushupt' (like in coma) stage. Please explain me in detail regarding what exactly happen to the soul in these13 days, if possible. Please paste or mail me the 39 chapter of Yagur veda. The soul remains in space means exactly what & where? How the soul which does not have any form stays in coma please explain? What is the state of soul during this period? Please explain.
2. I had read that during ancient days when rishi muni where unable to find the meaning or much more about Vedas they use to sit in dhyan. My question was what they use to do during sitting in dhyan how they use to get their appropriate answers? Please explain.
3. I want myself to have full sayam on myself. Please suggest some measures.
Swami Ramswarup: Yajurveda mantra 39/6 says that the soul after leaving the body, on the first day goes to savitah (sun), 2nd day agnihi (fire), 3rd vaayu (normal air), 4th aditya, 5th Chan drama (moon), 6th ritu (seasons), 7th (marutaha), 8th brihaspati (tiniest air), 9th mitraha (breathing), 10th varunaha (udan air), 11th indraha (electricity), 12th vishwedevaha (in all divine qualities), after wandering in sky, gets body according to previous deeds. So there 12 days are complete then after 13 days the soul takes another body. Rigveda mandal 10 sukte 135 says that normally soul after getting body faces the result of its past lives deeds and under influence of illusion (duly attracted towards illusion) does sins and again gets birth to face the sins. The soul is immortal and always separate from body. When an aspirant meets with an learned acharya and gets spiritual education, then the fourth mantra says that the soul gets salvation. Nothing happens because soul remains in Sushupt stage but wanders as stated above. Soul wanders under the control and power of almighty God. 39th chapter is a lengthy one and cannot be explained here, please. It may take at least two months to explain with expenses of stationary, etc.

The knowledge of Vedas and Ashtang Yoga is eternal and traditional. First of all, soul takes birth and is called man/woman. When man/woman contacts with learned acharya of Vedas then they listen Vedic preach and knowledge of Ashtang yoga and called Dev. When Dev (Devta) do hard practice of yoga and become ascetic, then they are called Rishi- Muni.

So a man first becomes aspirant, then dev, then rishi-muni and after attaining ASAMPRAGYAT AND NIRBEEJ SAMADHI, he becomes able to find the meaning of Ved mantras. The said process may take one, two, three or more births. It is also stated here that first of all when there were no learned rishis available on the earth then the knowledge of four Vedas emanates direct from God and is originated in the heart of four ordinary, illiterate men of the non-sexual creation.

After gaining the knowledge of four Vedas, they were called rishi, who preached Vedas further to men and woman and thus the meditation of preaching Vedas from one generation to another started. I have written some books on Vedas in Hindi and English which can be sent to you, if you so desire. So the ancient rishis used to sit to meditate as preached by their learned acharya.

3. For sanyam please first study my Hindi book on "BRAHAMACHARYA- DUKH NIVARAK DIVYA MANNI"

Hemant: Dear Swamiji can you please explain me when Vedas tell us regarding one & only one Almighty god than also people believe in gods which are sagun? They worship them in materialistic way in Hindu dharma panchayatan is mentioned & thirty three crore Gods are mentioned to exist & most of the people worship these sagun form of Gods. One you have answered me that there is only one ishwar who doesn't take avatar or incarnate than in Hindu dharma lord Vishnu has taken Dashavatar, Lord Mahadev has taken twelve avatar and so on my question is if almighty God does'nt take avatar than who are these gods? Puranas have said to be originated from Vedas in each puran each diety & his avatars are mentioned. Please explain me this situation what exactly is the truth. I surely believe that there is one almighty god but I believe that these all god are said to be originated from him is it right.
Swami Ramswarup: Yajurveda mantra 31/3 states "AJ EK PAAD" i.e., God is immortal and one. Yajurveda mantra states "PATIREK ASEET" i.e., there is only one God who creates the universe Rig-Veda mantra 10/129/1-4 states that there is only one God who is the commander of Souls and Prakriti made universe. Yajurveda mantra states that there is only one God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe and no other God is even equivalent to the said God then what to talk about being greater than Him.

So we have to worship the said God only who is formless, omnipresent, omniscient who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. YajurVeda mantra 31/7 also states that from the said God only (who is one and unchangeable) the knowledge of four Vedas emanates. As regards Avatar, it is not mentioned in four Vedas which is divine, immortal preach of God. Preacher of God is only in the shape of four Vedas. Thereafter, Rishi- muni, tapasvis, Yogis who studied Vedas and did hard practice of Ashtang Yoga, gained knowledge of Vedas and wrote six Shastras, Upanishads, Valmiki Ramayana, Mahabharata and other holy books. Vedas are considered authentic. Rishis whose views are according to Vedas are who acceptable but where their the books or ideas of anyone do not tally with Vedas, the learned do not accept it, being unauthentic.

Almighty God actually does not need any help from anyone. So God needs not to take Avatar.

Jenny: What are fruits and vegetables should eat by pregnant ladies?
Swami Ramswarup: All citrus fruits (local) barring bananas, Papaya can be taken. However, it also depends on body consumption. So, please take medical advice also. Tips of pregnancy are placed on website which may be seen.

Vishnu: My wife is carrying and she is in 3rd month. We are planning to visit Tirupathi in the next month. Some of my relatives advised me to not to take her for travel to the hill stations. Please tell me actual truth about their sayings.
Swami Ramswarup: Yes, please it is correct that at this stage, the travel towards hilly areas should be avoided being harmful. Tips of pregnancy are placed on website which may be seen.

Suman: Who was the Guru of Muni Vishwamirta?
Swami Ramswarup: Kashyap rishi was the acharya (guru) of Vishwamitra ji.

Preeti: Firstly I would like your kind blessings on me and my family. Can you please give me a small mantar on vidya as well as concentrating on my studies? I really want to get darshan of God. Please just bless me.
Swami Ramswarup: Dear daughter, my blessings to you and my family for a long happy life. You are advised to recite Gayatri mantra, both times with its meaning. The meaning of gayatri mantra is placed on this website. Secondly, you must sit on sukhasan, sidhasan or padmasan with closed eyes and must do Jap of Om daily. Om is the holy name of almighty God.

Kanisa: I just want to know that is it true that human can get trance of god. I mean like they pray to lord hanuman and hanumanji comes in his body and he tells people want to do to get rid of their problems. The person who get the hanumanji's trance behave like hanuman. Is it true?
Swami Ramswarup: Whatever you have told about Sri Hanuman ji it is not possible please, being against the God's preach of Vedas. Hanuman ji was a great warrior, brahamchari and philosopher of Vedas and Ashtang yoga. He was the purest when he left his body. So how Hanuman ji can enter in a body which is not pious, and how Hanuman ji can be compelled to enter the body and how Hanuman ji would think to enter an unpious body, which is also against the law of God?

Raj Bhalla: There is one more line to this prayer, Sarve Bhadranipashyantu ma kashichadukh bhag bhavet. Can you please translate this one also?
Swami Ramswarup:May all living beings be pious, virtuous, progressive, auspicious.

Rashmi Sahu: Is it wrong to associate yoga with sanatan dharma, b'coz since time immemorial our rishis and munis are following Vedas and yoga. However present day religions have come post mahabharat war. Now in west they call it Christian yoga. In my view it is not correct b'cos whatever is credit given to the sanatan dharma it should be given. Like that in many fields we have not got. Further as yoga and Veda is integral part of Vedic dharma. People say it does not belong to Hinduism. Further the Vedas and yoga comes under brahma gyan. Though it is for all human race people with narrow vision are patenting it in America, calling it Christian yoga, power yoga, etc. Here your preach is valid inspite of doing yoga these people are not yet free from maya. Even the findings of ayurveda is being patented in America by American companies which is the traditional knowledge of India.
Swami Ramswarup: Sanatan means san + tan i.e., eternal + is, so that which is eternal, that which is neither made by anyone nor destroyed, that which is everlasting is Sanatan. So Sanatan dharma is originated by immortal God and not by anybody else. Naturally, God has made Sanatan path in the eternal knowledge of Vedas, which emanates direct from Him. I have explained about this Sanatan dharma in Vedic SATSANG SANGRAH PT I in detail. And I think the book is with you otherwise it may be sent. Everybody is free to name "Sanatan" word as whatever they like but the eternal, pious words of Vedas are unchangeable like God, so the name "Sanatan" is also unchangeable, please.

So, the name as "Christian Yoga" is not according to Vedas. Vedic dharma is eternal religion which is made by God. In Vedas, there is a preach of Ashtang yoga. So Vedas and yoga philosophy is not separate. Vedas are originated at the beginning of the earth when no present religion exists. So Vedic religion was, is and will always be applicable for all human beings. It does not matter whether somebody accepts or not.

Yes, Ayurveda is also traditional and eternal knowledge of Vedas.

Rishi Khurana: I am working on a project and I want to start the project by writing and reciting a good Sanskrit shaloka. My project is based on peace and knowledge, i.e shanti and gyan and their importance internationally. Kindly help me by mailing me few shalokas with their meanings in English (and Hindi also if possible). I will be very greatful to you.
Swami Ramswarup: Please use Gayatri Mantra and 'Om Vishwani Dev Savitar Duritani Parasuv.. Please see meanings and details from mantras page.

Rekha Nautiyal: Is Rishi Prasad book authentic?
Swami Ramswarup: Due to lack of knowledge of Vedas mostly the eople are not aware of the true meanings of Vedic eternal pious words. For example in Vedas Rishi means "MANTRA DRISHTA ITI RISHIHI" i.e., the Tapasvi who has studied Vedas, has performed holy Yajyen under the guidance of a Rishi and has practised Ashtang yoga Philosophy and thus he has attained "ASAMPRAGYAT SAMADHI" where in he has seen the Ved- Mantras within him, he is called a "Rishi". This title as stated in Atharvaveda mantra 4/30/3 is awarded by God Himself and not by an society or group of men or saints. In the said mantra God states, "AHAM SWYAM EV IDAM VADAMI" that I (God) Myself state that "DEVANAM JUSHTAM" , the eternal knowledge of Vedas emanates from Me (God). The same is attained by the ancient Rishis at the beginning of the creation vide Rig Veda mantra 10/181/1, 2 and "MANUSHANNAM", which is further taught to the mankind by these Rishis, who gain it with respect .

The God further states that those who attain the eternal knowledge of Vedas traditionally and whom I (God) like , "TAM TAM UGRAM KRINNOMI", i.e., I (God ) make them glorious and glamorous. "TAM BRAHMIN" i.e., I (God) entitle them as " BRAHMIN" [Philosopher of Vedas ] . "TAM RISHIM' (MANTRADRISHTA) and "TAM SUMEDHAAM" holder of Supreme, divine intellect.

So this is the eternal definition of those learned acharyas who have been entitled by God as "BRAHMIN", "RISHI" and "SUMEDHAAM" as explained above. So we the human beings when clear the acid test according to the parameters defined by God in Vedas, then only the selected learned person is bestowed with the above titles. Such titles are never given by human- beings etc. The said learned acharya preach Vedas as preached by Vyas Muni, Guru Vasishth, Atri Rishi, Kapil Muni, etc., etc. So the said dignitaries who spread the knowledge of Vedas and make human- beings capable of obliterating their sins etc., by performing holy Yajyen (Rig Ved mantra 7/35/15 refers) are adored by public .Because the prasaad of Rishi is always distributed in the shape of preach of eternal knowledge of Vedas which emanates direct from God and not from men, saints , Rishi-Munis etc.

Alok: I am a working professional, earning well, I am a Brahmin, and the girl I want to marry is Khstriya. How should I convince his parents for our marriage? I earn fairly well, however this may not suffice her parents as they only want a Thakur, to marry there daughter. Is there any difference b/w castes in today's world? I believe, an individuals caste is based on the karma he/she is doing. Please advice.
Swami Ramswarup: Caste system has not been made by God, please. Only four varnna (classes) have been made by God based on deeds (karmas). So the same are changeable. Those classes are Brahminn, Kshatriya, Vaishya and shudra. In your marriage there is no problem of any caste system, please. On the other hand it is also very difficult to make fundamentalists to understand the eternal rules of Vedas. Yet you may try your level best to arrange your marriage please.

Manish: Who were the prominent figures in Satyug?
Swami Ramswarup: In all yugas and creations prominent, Supreme figure is Almighty, omnipresent God, who creates, nurses and destroys the universe and He is unchangeable. The eternal knowledge of four Vedas emanates from the God at the beginning of the earth and is originated in the heart of four rishis. An aspirant named "Brahma" served the four rishis and attained the knowledge of four Vedas from them. So amongst the human beings the prominent figures were four rishis named Agni, Vaayu, Aditya, Angira, "Brahma" and "Manu Bhagwan" who gained the eternal knowledge of Vedas from brahma and become the first Monarch of the entire earth.

Rashmi: I want to lose weight.
Swami Ramswarup: Your firm decision in this matter, to regularly work hard and control on fatty diet as advised earlier will sure help you, please. The exercises, yoga practice is not left and done through out life. Please take plenty of water daily. You must take salad of fresh vegetables more and more to minimize the intake of chapatti and rice. You must not take buffalo's milk, but take milk of cow or goat.

Amit Kumar: How did God decide on births in first creation? Is our mind made of 5 elements? According to Bhagwat Puran, creation is different? Who is corrupting the mind? Is the world an illusion?
Swami Ramswarup: Actually there is no question of coming first. God gives us human body. All non alive matters of the world are destructible. We are souls. Souls are immortal and eternal. So we (souls) never take birth but bodies according to deeds. So there is no date of birth of any soul, soul being eternal and hence no question of first coming please. It is not the meaning of God that he is only "aum". Actually " aum" has also unlimited names/ qualities. Aum is the name of God. God has other unlimited qualities for example- He is formless, Almighty, omnipresent, omniscient, creates, nurses and destroys the universe. According to His qualities, cited above, His names are Agni, Surya, Chandrama, Vaayu, Varun, Aapaha etc. So, one should first faithfully listen to Vedas and then only he will be able to know about the God .As told above, He is almighty also. Almighty means he has got all unlimited powers to creates, nurses and destroys the universe etc.

No, please our mind is not made by five matters. Actually when creation starts then power of God as stated in 31/4 acts in prakriti. Then the first created matter is ''Mahat "i.e., bhudhi (intellect). Then"Ahankar". From Ahankar panchtanmatrani are made then five matters i.e. ,sthool bhoot are made i.e., Agni, vayu, Jal, Aakash, Prithvi( Fire, Air, Water, Space, Earth respectively).

From Tamas Ahankar- five Tan maatra are made and from Satvic Ahankar internal and external senses, perceptions are made. Internal is mann and external are five senses and five perceptions.

Mind is not responsible for any deed (good or bad) being non -alive matter. Only soul is responsible being the alive matter. Soul cannot do any karma independently. Soul needs assistance. Soul is the master of all five senses, Perceptions, mind and buddhi (intellect). Soul does deeds with the assistance of the same. Body is provided based on our previous lives' karmas and Karmas are done by soul. So, when a soul is provided with body then his motto is to study Vedas and to choose true path to realize God.

Soul has already been bound by karmas and remains in illusion. So when soul starts contact with learned acharya and gains knowledge then his body becomes the purest and knowledgeable and soul realizes God. Otherwise soul is indulged in illusion. So our births are based on our thoughts and deeds i.e., actions done by soul with good or bad intellect. Learned of Vedas never accept SHRIMAD BHAGWAT PURANN, please.

So now you'll be able to understand about all the killings and robbery stated by you. And you'll be able to understand that whatever bad happenings are going on in the world are due to the soul indulged in illusion and has impure mind (intellect). When an aspirant starts taking Vedic knowledge from an acharya and does havan/Yajyen, name-jaap and practice of Ashtang yoga then his vrittis are stopped and he realizes Almighty God within Him. Such aspirants realize outer world within him too.

NKS: I have not been successful in competitive exams for the last 7 years. When will I earn well?
Swami Ramswarup: If you don't mind please, I may tell you that this is your own fault to be unsuccessful. 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 Ashtang Yoga, Discharge moral duties to get progress in education, science simultaneously in spiritualism as well, 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-veg. Such pious actions lead to long, happy life and bright future.


Shailesh Garg: Can good exist without bad, can 'sur' exist without 'asur', can light exist without dark? Is good and bad two sides of the same coin (the way God intended), or is bad created by man due to ignorance? What is the correct way to deal with sinners? Is it to ignore them or to eliminate them? Christians think there is an anti-Christ, that they have to fight anti-Christ to save Christians. Is that correct?
Swami Ramswarup: In the Universe, Two types of matters are being seen. In Mundakopnishad Shlok 1/1/4 it is called "Para and Apara" Vidya. But all the knowledge of the world is firstly given by God in the shape of four Vedas in the beginning of the earth, so Yajurveda mantra 40/14 states "VIDYAM CHA AVIDYAM" which has been later called by the rishis as PARA and APARA respectively. Vidya means complete spiritual knowledge by which God is realized and avidya means knowledge of worldly matters including complete science etc. further detailed definition is that vidya is the knowledge of eternal truth and avidya means creation from prakriti which is destructible. So vidya means good and avidya means bad. Both types of matters are seen in this world but God has provided us with mind to reach the truth by studying Vedas and through discussion with acharya. In such process an aspirant leaves wrongful and accepts what is right. So vidya and avidya (good or bad) have their own independent states. As regards light, you see darkness immediately gets over when sun rises. So illusion immediately gets over when aspirant gains knowledge of Vedas.

The description of good and bad is as stated above please.

Sinner is punished firstly by the King of Nation (administrative authorities). If King fails then punishment is sure awarded by the Supreme judge i.e., Almighty God. So one should ignore the sinners but if sinners are in the habit to create problems, tease, cause trouble again then the matter may be brought into the notice of the administrators to punish them accordingly.

This is not the matter to fight against anti-Christ but actually problem must be considered on the fact that if any person or any group is against humanity then administrator must take action against them.

Raj Bhalla: Can you please translate the following Mantra? Sarve Bhavantu Sukhina, Sarve Santu Niramaya----.From where this Mantra is taken?
Swami Ramswarup: Sarve= all living beings;
Bhavantu = may become;
Sukhina =happy;
Sarve = all living beings;
Santu = may become;
Niramaya = away from all diseases, mental tensions, etc. This is not the mantra but a general prayer to God.

Sadhna Anand: By when will our financial situation improve?
Swami Ramswarup: A firm desire to improve the financial condition with the hardest working and daily Havan with Ved mantras improves the financial condition. It is said by God in Vedas that he who perform Yajyen daily and prays to God then his age as well as finances increase.

Shrikant: Kya aisi koi sadhana hai jisse ki bhukh aur pyas na lage. kripya iske bare me bataye.
Swami Ramswarup: In the matter of worship/spiritualism regular balanced diet is necessary. Human body is blessed by God to leave the sins and bad desires etc., whereas you want to leave the food. First mantra of Sam Veda states that "OM AGAN AAYAHI" i.e., Oh! God I pray to you to come and give holy Darshan. So we must devote our life to observe the spiritual path to realize God while discharging all moral duties and our aim and love to God must be to the extent that if obstacles come in our path then our feelings must be similar to the feelings of Meerabai. Meera states in a spiritual song,

In THE ABOVE song Meera states that she has been worshipping God for long time yet she has that received God's darshan so she is saying that- the whole day she remains without taking food with the hope that God shall give her darshan and she does not feel hungry and in the night, she waits for darshan of God and in such process, she never feels sleepy. So one must live to worship God to have His darshan and in such way he must be indulged in the memory and jaap of God that he forgets food, sleep including existence of whole world etc. I think you will be able to know that worship is not a joke.

Munna: Main kundlini jagrit karma chata hun.please tell me about this.
Swami Ramswarup: He who after a long study of Vedas and hard practice of Ashtang yoga under guidance of his acharya becomes ascetic, is called a yogi. Such yogi is only empowered to awaken Kundalini i.e. the stage of realization of God.

Mere study of Vedas and other holy Granths does not correct the purpose until we put into practice the preach given therein, in daily life. And realization is only possible after tapsya like Yajyen, daily worship, brahmcharya and daily hard yoga practice etc. according to four Vedas and Patanjal yog Darshan is based on my personal experiences, it is not an easy task to awaken the kundalni. I cannot give brief here, being secret one but I can only tell here that kundalni is a part of body and it reaches at murdha to open the path of brahmrandra , where a yogi realizes God. Murdha is a point at forehead, between two eyebrows , where ida and pingla nadi meet. Kundalni is awakened after long Ashtang yoga practice. Some say that it is a matter of three months. See that God is called Atithi in Vedas. Atithi means He who has no date of His visit i.e., you can not fix date for appointment. If we say for three months or so, it means we have ordered God to be present before us within three months where as Atharvaveda mantra 4/30/3 states that after seeing the good quality and tapsya etc., of an aspirant God Himself makes the aspirant able to realize Him at any date which is fix by God and not by man.

Hence time bound Kundalni Jagran is not possible as no one can give order to God. Geeta book says, "BAHUNAAM JANAMNA ANTE" means after so many births aspirants realizes God. So yoga should be learnt and practised faithfully. It is up to God and Guru jee when kundalini is awakened. Because awakened means realization of God.

Laxman: If I can change my name it will effect in my progress? Please guide me as I want to do progress in my life.
Swami Ramswarup: No, please only the good or bad deeds effect the progress. However, it is better if the name is taken from Vedas by performing name ceremony while doing holy Yajyen with Ved mantras which is an eternal philosophy of name ceremony mentioned in Vedas. In such stage, anyone when pronounces name then he will have to pronounce the pious word of Vedas which will give him pious effect (punnya) and one who listens the pious word also gets awarded with pious effect (punnya) being Vedas' eternal pious word.

Rashmi Sahu: Can you please enlighten how law of karma is applied on the whole nation collectively? Further when a death has occurred in a family why we should not go to that house? Do yogis not meet the family member of deceased person in that case?
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you, my daughter. Nation is built by the people. So the karma's theory is applicable on the people only. Uptil Mahabharat, due to good deeds based on Vedas philosophy there remained only are monarch who ruled over entire earth. In the absence of following eternal Vedic path, mostly the deeds of public nowadays are not so pious to build a strong corruption free, just nation. It is wrong belief that nobody should enter the house where death has occurred. Vedas never prohibit it. Even a Yogi can go there. Everybody must go to attend funeral as well. However, a Yogi being in the stage of final liberation is always free from any binding off any karma (deeds).

K D Gupta: Goswamiji writes roop gyan nahi nam biheena. What is the necessity of knowing name where God is? Why lord Krishna says kleshoadhiktartesham? I don't find so nirakar brahma is for all and for vishwabandhutwa?
Swami Ramswarup: It is simple thought that if your brother- sister or lover is away from you and somebody pronounces his name before you then automatically the face of your brother- sister with name will come in your mind/in front of you. Secondly, suppose a man "A" from Delhi goes to Bombay and his friend states to him to meet one of his friends there and gives his address as well but does not tell his name. Then it will be a problem for man "A" even after reaching at the given address to meet the person. Everybody will ask him as to whom he wants to meet and give the name of the person. So is the case of God please, when we study Vedas and know the real name of God, perform Yajyen, do daily name jaap of God, and practice Ashtang Yoga philosophy. He, in the form of light, is realized in our heart.

Rahul: Nowadays, I am studying Manusmriti send by you. I have a doubt in 5th shloka of 1st chapter. Please clarify.
1. What do you mean by "aaseed"?. I think you have been seeking..
2. I didn't understand the description of "apragyatam alakshanam". Could you elaborate please?
3. Why is the pralaya state called "apratarkyam" and "avigneyam"? Avigneyam means cannot be known. But we can know from study of Vedas and spiritual master. So why "avigjneyam"? I will be highly obliged if you clarify these.
Swami Ramswarup: Dear son, my blessings to you for a long, happy life. I wanted to write to you earlier but suddenly I had to go out of station to perform holy Yajyen. I have come yesterday evening only I think you have been seeking admission in your new session .It is a blessing of God on you that like Yudhishther, Bheesham and Sri Ram . You remember God daily and are interested to gain knowledge from an acharya also .You know each single drop fills the pitcher. So I am sure that you will also get success in both pious ways that is, spiritualism as well as materialism. So, please do hard study to get success in materialism and often make contact with me through E-mail to increase spiritualism. Yajurved mantra 40/ 14 clearly states to get progress in said both pious ways simultaneously. Yajur Veda is Karmakand i.e., one can realize God while doing/ discharging all his moral duties. So in the beginning Yajur Veda states to do Yajyen. Even all four Vedas state to perform Yajyen daily. The best meaning of Yajyen, I think, you have understood up till now by studying spiritual books which I will also like to repeat here. Yajyen means Dev Pooja, Sangatikaran and Daan. Dev Pooja means services of five Devas i.e., mother, father, atithi, acharya and Almighty God .We hope that a boy of your caliber sure acts accordingly. I mean to say you have been serving your parents, learned acharya and God daily.

Remembrance of God according to Vedas is His service/worship. In a capacity of a student, remembrance of an acharya and His obeyance along with services to Him. Similarly, in a capacity of a student remembrance and obeyance of parents along with their respect and dealing with sweet, calm speech is really services of parents. This is all said in Vedas. In addition, the duties of a student are ---- to study hard with firm mind and to look after his health.

1). 'AASEED' means 'was'.
2). LAKSHANN means sign and ALAKSHANN means without sign. 'PRAGYATAM' means to know and APRAGYATAM means unknown.
3). TARK means discussion, question- answer etc. During the final destruction when there is no final life then who will do discussion? So when final destruction has taken place and new creation has not started then within that stipulated time, in the absence of human beings, no TARK is possible.

Yes, AVIGNEEYAM means which can't be known. Manusmriti is telling the situation of the period when destruction has taken place and new creation has still not begun. So, in between, when human beings are not there then who will know the situation?

When new creation has been completed and knowledge of Vedas have been originated in the heart of four rishis and rishis have taught Vedas to other aspirants then only the discussion starts.

Kalpita Katariya: How do we worship panch maha bhoot?
Swami Ramswarup: AGNI (fire), VAAYU (air), JAL (water), AAKASH(space) and PRITHEEVEE (earth) are PANCH MAHABHOOT, out of which our bodies are made by God. Besides the body the said MAHABHOOT like AGNI etc., are also been seen by eyes. Vedas state that if we perform daily havan/Yajyen then the said PANCH BHOOT along with all our bodies are maintained well which is a kind of worship. Secondly havan/Yajyen is the worship of God also. Because Yajyen and havan brings about timely rains which are beneficial to crops animals and greeneries etc. It is a service of mankind as well. Otherwise PANCH BHOOT are non-alive matters and are not worshipped. So we must make the best use of human body to do daily Yajyen, havan while discharging all our moral duties.

C K Vatsa: Even though it may be once a month, or even once a quarter, an elucidation of one Ved Mantra in original Sanskrit text with meaning in Hindi in Devnagri script, would help the 'desi' believers. I do peruse the update of weekly mantras.
Swami Ramswarup: Dear Vatsjee, my blessings to you for a long, happy life. Your views are appreciated and shows your love with eternal and immortal knowledge of Vedas which emanates direct from God. There are few on the earth who are thirsty of the same. You also inspire me and though I am busy day and night yet, I would try my level best to paste explanation of more Ved mantras on this web site with the blessing of God. There are spiritual CDs (in Hindi) of Ved mantras speech by me. Please send your postal address, I will like to present you the CDs free of cost.

Shantilal: How did Vedas & purans explained the slave system?
Swami Ramswarup: Vedas never say about slave system. On the contrary, Vedas even state to be free from bindings of karmas by worshipping God according to Vedas. To make anyone slave is a sin.

Raj Bhalla: Atharv Veda Mantra 2/1/1 says, Almighty God lives in the cave of the heart. But actually exists every where. So why the above mantra says He lives in the cave of the biological heart. Can you please clarify?
Swami Ramswarup: ATAHRVAVEDA MANTRA RIGHTLY SAYS. So, please actually the idea of the mantra is that divine pleasure of God is always realized in heart of human being though God is omnipresent i.e., God is everywhere.

Shekhar Kureel: How to generate infinite Godly holiness upto infinite quantity immediately at infinite speed so that there is permanent end of devil and ultimately all evil from all places?
Swami Ramswarup: God has infinite qualities, names etc. Infinite God can't be realized in infinite stage by a finite soul. I mean to say, God having unlimited powers, qualities etc., are not realized in infinite shape by the soul, who has limited powers etc. Can a glass of water consume the whole water of the sea?