Questions & Answers: Older Questions - Eigth Set

Surya Prakash: I know that Gayatri Mantra is to be chanted in the morning, noon and dusk. Whereas, I am working in such a place that morning would not be possible, (I can do mentally without proper asana or sitting) as everybody sleeping in the same room upto 8am, which I do not find privacy rather I do not like to chant in that area. In the evening, we are at work and could not be possible to chant. Only the best time for me is in the afternoon between 1.30pm to 4.00pm (these are our lunch hours). Can I chant in this time?

Questions & Answers: Older Questions - Sixth Set

S. B. Murali Krishna: Please clarify that in Rigveda where the pratyangirasukta comes?
Swami Ramswarup: The rishi of several mantras is ANGIRAH, for example, in Rigveda mandal 1 sukta 101 to 112, the rishi of each mantra is Angirah.

DAYANAND SHANBHAG: WHICH IS THE CORRECT WAY IN THESE TWO? 1)OM BHUR BHUVA SWAHA TATSAVITURVARENYAM BHARGO DEVASYA DHIMAHI DHIYOYONAH PRACHODAYAAT 2) OM BHUR BHUVA SWAHA TATSAVITURVARE..ssNYAM BHARGO..sss DEVASYA DHI..ssMAHI DHIYOYONAH PRACHODAYAAT

Questions & Answers: Older Questions - Fourth Set

Raksha: Why do people have arguments?
Swami Ramswarup: Most of the people have no concentration on one point i.e., truth. Truth is realized by practising yoga philosophy, worship and true preach etc. Due to lack of the same mostly the people have empty mind where they have to store the materialistic matters naturally. It is also said, "idle mind is devil's workshop". Hence the problem.

Praveen kumar: How is Vishwakarma and Gayathri Maa related? Which Veda do the people who belong to Vishwakarma caste will follow and why?

Questions & Answers: Older Questions - Third Set

Deepika: I would like to know what "Rudra Abhishek Pooja" is all about? How to perform this pooja?
Swami Ramswarup: In Vedas Rudra word is used for God, soul and air as also mentioned in Rig-Veda mantra 1/ 43/1. As regards Rudra Abhishek Pooja it is not mentioned in Vedas please. Vedas state worship only one formless Almighty, omnipresent God who has unlimited qualities and creates, nurses and destroy the universe.

Atul Dighe: Do People Dying During Pitr Paksh are freed from the cycle of Birth and Death and attain Moksh?

Questions & Answers: January 2007

Lekshmana Chandra: Thank you for the reply and have read the contents. I belong to Kanaya Kumari district of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the places in India where thousands of American dollars are spent yearly for conversion to Christianity. We are fighting against it with our meagre recourses and with the name of Swami Vevekananda kindling the awareness, how he has proved the superiority of Hinduism in America and the three faiths for a Hindu he contemplated; First faith in OM and Vedas, second faith in God and faith in Karma and rebirth of the soul.

Questions & Answers: February 2007

Lakshmi Narayanan: I am 29 yrs Pure Vegetarian Man. I am a veg by birth. Till now I have not taken any non veg. I strictly follow Vegetarianism. What was started (following Vegetarianism) as a family ritual has now been turned in to a vow. It was very difficult to follow veg in my surroundings whether it is office or home. Even though I follow it and till now I was a pure veg. I was given chicken pizza without telling by friends and I had it without noticing. Once I realized I vomited. What can I do to make amends?

Questions & Answers: March 2007

Rahul Radhakrishnan: Dear swamiji, You in your replies to some one recently mentioned that the sins we do in previous life decides what we get in present life and for the sins we do in present life we get result in next birth. SO DOES THAT MEAN THAT IF A PERSON DOES MANY MANY BAD DEEDS IN PRESENT LIFE, HE WILL NOT SUFFER AT ALL IN PRESENT LIFE DUE TO THESE BAD DEEDS? Please clarify.2. AGAIN IF I DO GOOD DEEDS LIKE CHANTING GAYATRI MANTRA DOING DAILY STUIDY OF VEDIC BOOKS ETC THEN WONT IT NEGATE OUR PREVIOUS LIFE's BAD DEEDS? 3.

Questions & Answers: April 2007

Alvin Lal: When Vyas Muni wrote the Vedas on Bhoj Patra for the first time, how did he choose what knowledge from which of the four Vedas Agni, Vayu, Aditya, and Angira goes where? i.e. How did it come to be four books and not five (for example), Rigveda, Samved, Atharvaved, and Yajurved? How was the original knowledge division/ correlation done into four books? How was it categorised, if at all? Meaning from the original 4 Vedas, whose knowledge was transferred by mouth, how was that knowledge divided up into 4 books? Hopefully swamiji you can enlighten me once more..

Questions & Answers: May 2007

Amit Dua: Nowadays electric Hawan Kunds are available in market, in which fire is lit through electricity. Is it fair to perform Hawan in such Hawan Kunds?
Swami Ramswarup: No please, it is not fair to perform havan in electric havan kund. In Vedas God has stated to use woods, please.

Sushma: I have arthritis in both knees. Is there any remedy? Please help.

Questions & Answers: June 2007

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 ypu have been seeking 2. I didnt 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.

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