Questions & Answers - August 22, 2017

Anupam: गुरुजी सादर प्रणाम।गुरुजी आज एक आधुनिक संत के विचार सुने।सत्यार्थ प्रकाश के विषय मे बता रहे थे कि उसके चौथे समुल्लास मे वर्णन है कि पुरुष से अधिक लंबी चौड़ी अधिक बलशाली पीले वर्ण वाली अधिक केश या कम केश वाली भूरे नेत्रों वाली तथा भरणी, रोहिणी गंगा जमुना पार्वती आदि नाम वाली से पुरुष को विवाह नही करना चाहिए तथा उत्तम विवाह वह है जिसमे लड़की की आयु 25 व लड़के की 45 हो।गुरुजी मेरे पास एक मनोज पब्लिकेशन का सत्यार्थप्रकाश था मैंने उसमे भी यही पढ़ा।गुरुजी ये सब का संदर्भ क्या है कृपया मार्गदर्शन करें।
Swami Ramswarup: Blessings beti. Vivah do dilon ka mel hai. Yadi kanya aur purush ek-doosre ko pasand kar lete hain aur dono paksh gunvaan hai toh vivah kar lena chahiye. Han! Yeh achcha hota hai ki naari purush se thode kam height kee ho aur peela varna isliye mana kiya hai ki shayad usey koi rog ho, yeh theek hai ki purush kanya kee aayu se dogunni aayu walaa ho lekin yeh kewal vedanusaar theek hai kyunki vedic kaal mein koi bhi purush athwa naari doshyukta nahi hote they. Sabhi ved marg par chalkar aur Brahmacharya ka paalan karke lambi aayu wale hote they. Aaj yeh sambhav nahi hai. Pehle 45 varsh ka yuvak, 25 varsh tak kee aayu ka lagta tha aur aaj ke yuvkon ko aap khud hee dekh lo.

Anupam: गुरुजी सादर प्रणाम।गुरुजी किसी व्यक्ति को अंधापन,या शरीर के किसी अंग विशेष मे विकार अपने कर्मो के फलस्वरूप मिलता है तो ऐसे किसी व्यक्ति को यदि कोई अन्य व्यक्ति अपनी मृत्यु उपरांत अपने किसी अंग को दान कर जाता है तो यह उसका पाप कर्म होगा या पुण्य।वेदो मे मृतुपरांत शरीर या अंग विशेष दान के बारे मे क्या उल्लेख है ऐसा किया जाना उचित है या नही।
Swami Ramswarup: Blessings beti. Mrityu pashchaat ang daan dena swayum kee ichcha par nirbhar hai aur yadi koi daan karta hai to achcha hee hai.

Aman: Pranam guruji... Mera ko bina baja bahut gusaa ata hai....sab pa ata ha parents friends .Phela thek tha jab sa mera bhai delhi gya hua ha tab se yeh ho ra ha ..without any reason choti choti bato sa temper ho jata hu...kisi n kuch b bolaa.... Tell me what i can do to....control and live happily with all ..
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. Vedon mein Ishwar ka updesh hai ki pratyek pranni ko krodh per niyantaran karna chahiye. Saath hee yeh updesh hai ki sub manushya ved marg par chalein, nitya ved mantron se haven karein, vidwanon ka sang karein, unse vedic shiksha lein tub krodh shaant hota hai.

Controlling anger

It is very difficult to exercise control over anger because it relates to Rajo, Tamo and Satogunn of Prakriti. Secondly, it relates to previous lives' and present lives' deeds also. Thirdly, very few want to control anger, sensuality, greed, ego, pride etc., because they usually do not follow the eternal path of Vedas which enables an aspirant to control the anger.

There is symbolic story in Chchandogya Upanishad that once sense organ of eye, ear, nose, tongue and skin started fighting amongst each other to establish their own supremacy over others. Then eye was asked to fight against Kaam (sensuality), krodh (anger), lobh (greed), ahankar (pride). When eye was about to fight against the above vices, eye was attacked and defeated by the above vices. Similarly all the sense organs i.e., ear, nose, tongue and skin could not overpower the above vices.

At last, Prann (breath) prepared himself to fight and immediately all the vices together attacked the Prann but they were destroyed like a ball of clay which is hit against the mountain and gets shattered. Then, all the sense organs accepted the Prann (breath) as supreme power amongst all. It is symbolic story, the idea of which is that if an aspirant does prannayam under the advice of learned acharya of Vedas and Ashtang Yoga Philosophy, then only the anger etc., are controlled.

I mean to say that one must go ahead with his Vedic worship like name jaap, performance of Yajyen and Yoga philosophy , then one day he will be able to control the anger etc., otherwise, the mere bookish knowledge and listening of pravachan etc., will be of no use. But worship should be continued by every person then only he will be able to reach the above stage.

This difference has also been mentioned by Yogeshwar Sri Krishna Maharaj in Geeta Shloka 2/59, Idea of which is that Oh Arjun! If a person has not realised the God then he would try to forcibly suppress his senses, perceptions and mind but the attachment of the senses, perceptions to vices like anger, sensuality etc., does not get finished. So when the suitable atmosphere becomes available, the person gets indulged in those vices. Similar views have been told by respected Rishi Patanjali in his Yog shastra sutra 3/9 that even an aspirant who has studied Vedas and done hard practice of Ashtang yoga but has not realised God then he still attains wonderful stage where his kaam (sensuality), Krodh (anger), Ahankar (pride) etc., and nature of doing sins gets suppressed for some time i.e., becomes dormant, but is not completely destroyed and whenever the situation to commit sins becomes suitable, the tapsvi gets indulged in sins.

I also advise you to do the following-

Shubh Karma

Hard working, devotion, dedication, honesty, services to the parents and elders to follow eternal religion mentioned in Vedas, practice of Ashtang Yog, 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.



GAYATRI MANTRA

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. Rigved mantra 1/164/46 says God is one but His names are several. But here OM the holy name of God is only being explained. 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. Rigved 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 is Aditya.

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)

MEANING

"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.

In the end of hawan, please pray to God to fulfill your desires. I hope God will sure listen to you.

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.