Questions & Answers - July 25, 2017

N: Mere mata.pita n bhai nahi hai...meri beti huyi..hum bhut khush hai..ab yeh batayiye...mere beta kab hoga....mata raani kab krishan g ka roop bejhege mere paas.
Swami Ramswarup: Mera tumhein bahut-2 ashirwad, beti. Mata-pita aur bhai ka na hone ka hamein bhi dukh hai lekin ved mein aisa kehte hain ki yadi kisi ved aur yog vidwan par Shraddha ho to weh adyatmik pita hota hai. Main tumhein apnee beti hee manta hoon. Aapke ghar mein nunhee-munni, pyaree bitiya aayee hai, hum sab ashram walon kee taraf se usko pyaar dena aur ashirwad dena. Aap nitya Gayatri mantra se havan karo aur Ishwar ka naam Om hai, iska baith kar subah-shaam jaap kiya karo to Ishwar aapkee asha poorna karega. To seek God’s blessings, 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.

Mamta: Pranam Swamiji punya Swamiji krapya yah samjhaye ki Ishwar kahte hai Mai he sab karta hu to Manav apni Vivek ka pryog kab karta hai kyoki kahte hai ki Ishwar ki marji hai
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you, beti. Ishwar ne sansaar racha hai aur weh har prakaar se hamein ann-dhan, parivaar aadi dekar hamaree paalna karta hai lekin karma karne ke liye manushya, nar-naari azaad hai. Chahe weh punnya kare chahe paap. Han! Karma ka phal Ishwar deta hai. Agar Ishwar humse paap karma aadi karaata hai tub to weh hamein paap ka phal dukh de hee nahin sakta. Atah paap ya punnya to hum manushya log karte hain aur paap ka phal dukh aur punnya ka phal sukh Ishwar deta hai.

Three types of Deeds

There are three types of deeds (karmas) - sanchit, prarabhadh and kriyamann. Suppose one soul has to take birth (body). It means he has to face total number of deeds of his all previous lives and these deeds are called sanchit karmas but sanchit deeds are huge/unlimited and cannot be faced in one life. So the karmas which can be faced in one life are called prarabhadh (luck-destiny). So God has not made our luck at His own but Almighty God has considered the deeds which we have already done.

Yajurved mantra 7/48 clarifies that human being is free to do any deed good or bad but God only awards the result. Now the balance deeds from sanchit deeds will be counted in the next life. Now the deeds which we do in our day today present life are called kriyamann.

If we do pious deeds according to Vedas, shastras and holy books and based on pious preaches of Rishi, Muni/learned saints then our all sanchit deeds are burnt and we can get salvation. Human beings are free in the matter of doing deeds good or bad. But result will be awarded by God. So we must worship and do pious deeds under guidance of a learned Guru. One should go always ahead for hard working, pious deeds, worship to make future bright himself. One should always work hard towards a right path.

Worship does not mean that we are free to discharge only our family duties, education, etc., but rather it is a sin. We have to get progress in both way simultaneously i.e., spiritualism and worldly progress i.e., science, education, duties towards family etc. God creates the universe according to His eternal law framed in Vedas which are always unchangeable and unchallengeable. So we have to follow the law of God always to get long happy life. The result of the karmas is controlled and awarded by God Himself, please. You know, we are kept free by God to do sins or pious deeds. But the result is awarded by Him in the shape of sorrows and happiness respectively, according to the deeds. So, it is not easy to say as to which particular karmas is responsible for an early death.

God has given vast knowledge also in Vedas to inspire the people to do only pious deeds, to become happy always. However in the Vedas, God has also advised to take medicines and to worship Him (God) according to Vedas and God thus fulfills the desires also.

If a person does pious deeds in the present life and that too according to the Vedas, he gets rebirth as human if he does not get salvation. On the other hand, if a person does not worship God according to Vedas, he faces the result of previous lives’ deeds in present life and the deeds – good or bad, done in the present life will have to be borne in the next birth.

If a person does pious deeds in the present life and that too according to the Vedas, he gets rebirth as human if he does not get salvation. On the other hand, if a person does not worship God according to Vedas, he faces the result of previous lives’ deeds in present life and the deeds – good or bad, done in the present life will have to be borne in the next birth.

Anupam: गुरुजी प्रणाम।गुरुजी पुस्तक मानव धर्म सेवा में पेज151 पर पढ़ा कि भीष्म ने युधिष्ठिर को उपदेश दिया कि अपने राज्य में किसी अंधे लंगड़े लूले काने अंधे को भिक्षा न दे।तो गुरूजी ये तो परेशान लोगों की श्रेणी मे आये क्या हमें इनकी सहायता नही करनी चाहिए।गुरुजी बाल्मीकि रामायण सुनने के दौरान मुझे समझ आया कि राम पूरी पृथ्वी के राजा थे तो लंका भी तो पृथ्वी का भाग था तो वहां का राजा रावण कैसे था।
Swami Ramswarup: Blessings beti. Vedon mein kewal gurukul ke vidyartjhi jo Brahmachari hote hain unko kewal teen gharon se bhiksha lene kee anumati hai anyatha bhiksha ka vidhaan hee nahin hai. Ravanna Lanka ka swayambhu Raja tha yani usne apne aapko declare kar rakha tha ki main Raja hoon par woh Raja tha nahin kyunki jo lootere, chor, dacoit, ek-doosrey ka vadh karne wale hotey hain, woh hamesha chchip kar rehte hain, Ravanna bhi aisa hee tha. Woh samundar keenaare, bheeshan jungle mein chchip kar, ek nagri basaakar rehta tha.