PART – 4 (1501-2000)
Om Sarvam Khalvithamevaham Naanyathasthi Sanathanam!
(Nothing permanent in this universe/life except me! The Almighty Sivasakthi)
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Please note some of the contents quoted in this chapter may vary compare with other authors’ publications due to a different source of information from various books of Sanaathana Dharma Sastras. I have taken careful attention to minimizing contradictions and errors. I have used maximum Sanskrit words that more or less matching the English words.
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LET US LEARN AS QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS METHOD
To be continued…
1956. What is the truth of Prakruthi (nature)?
Ans. Everything comes of out of nature and merge in nature itself is the genuine truth.
1955. Who is Bhagawan (God)?
Ans. The person who is not afraid of death (Maran) is Bagawan.
1954. What is the definition of Brahman?
Ans. Brah means expanded (Vikasitham), Man means Mind (Manass). Means unlimited and infinite mind is God or Brahman.
1953. How many types of dreams (Swapnam) exists?
Ans. 7 types. 1. Dhrushtam (clearly visible), 2. Srutham (whispering), 3. Anubhootham (experienced/understood), 4. Paarthitham (subtle), 5. Kalpitham (imaginary), 6. Bhaavijam (established), 7. Dhoshajam (harmful nature).
1952. What are the fundamental pillars of writing or composing a book/script?
Ans. There must be four uncompromised elements that must feature in a book called Anubandha Chathushtayam. They are 1. Vishayam (The subject), 2. Prayojanam (The purpose), 3. Sambandam (Relationship), 4. Adhikari (Truth and Authentativeness).
1951. How does the humanity (Manushyathwam) develops in a human being?
Ans. Samskara that is culture is very important in this process. To start with, stories, symbols and Aachara Anushtanams (spiritual discipline) will give birth to culture or heritage, from that the faith will develop accordingly humans will synchronize with nature. From that nature, the Kalpana (Ichha Sakthi) will arise which will prompt Kaarya Sakthi followed by Ghnaana Sakthi. This Ghnaana Sakthi will create faith/believe, subsequently, the culture will develop, and humanity will develop.
1950. What is Adhishtaana Sareeram?
Ans. After death, the Soul (Aathma) gets a special immortal body that is the stage between Sthoola and Sookshma Sareera, means a body that the Aathma (Soul) gets it to reside before Moksham (liberation) and Punarjanma (next birth).
1949. What are the core divisions of ailments (Roga)?
Ans. They are two types. 1. Nijam, 2. Aaganthukam. Nijam ailment arises due to the cause of issues in the body and mind, whereas, Aaganthukam comes in from outside. This Aaganthukam has two subdivisions. They are 1. Dhrushti-nimitthajam (due to saapam/curse, abhighaatham/accident/injury, Aabhichaaram/Blackmagic and Adhrushti-nimitthajam (due to Bhadha/possessed by an evil spirit).
1948. What is the size of the tip of hair (Roma-agram)?
Ans. It is the size of 64 Annus (Atoms).
1947. What are the names of fire flames?
Ans. There are seven, it is Lord Agni’s tongue. They are 1. Karali, 2. Dhoomini, 3. Swetha, 4. Lohitha, 5 Neela-lohitha, 6. Suvarna, 7. Pathmaraaga.
1946. Which holy leaf or the flower that has the highest order of purity for pooja?
Ans. Bilva Pathram can be used up to 6 months after plucking and Thulasi Pathram up to 3 months.
1945. What is the significance of five faced lamp?
Ans. They represent and produce five different benefits such as 1. Love (Sneham), 2. The firmness of mind (Mano Dhrudatah), 3. Calmness (Nidhaanam), 4. Better atmosphere (Samoyochitham), 5. Tolerance (Sahana Sakthi).
1944. How many auspicious/holy water resources are there in Bharat?
Ans. 63 crores (630 million) that include Rivers (Nadhi), Ponds (Kulam), Lakes (Thadakam), Reservoirs (Large Thadakam), Semi-ponds (Poika), Koopa (Well).
1943. What is the lifespan of Infinite body (Para Sareeram or Kaarana Sareeram)?
Ans. There is no beginning or end for the infinite body. It is also known as Prakruthi or Maya or Avidhya.
1942. What is the lifespan of the immortal body (Sookhma Sareeram)?
Ans. Srushti to Prayalam (Beginning of creation till dissolution).
1941. What is the lifespan of the mortal body (Sthoola Sareeram) in Kali-Yug?
Ans. 100 to 120 years plus-minus, some may live up to 150-160 years too, depending upon their lifestyle.
1940. What are the fundamental stages of the mortal body?
Ans. 6 formation and depreciation or stages makes Sareeram (Shad Vaikaaravath Ithi Sareeram). They are 1. Formation of Asthi (Skelton), 2. Jananam (Birth), 3. Pushthi (Growth), 4. Murad (Stub/Saturate), 5. Kshayam (Decay/Depreciate), 6. Naasam/Maranam (Death).
1939. How does one get qualified for Ghyaana Yogam (Path of knowledge)?
Ans. Practising through Karma and Upasana Yogam one can earn true knowledge and they can practice the code of Ghyaana Yogam. Eventually, the practioner achieve true knowledge.
1938. What are the 10 commandments of Sanathana Dharma (Dos and Don’ts)?
Ans. They are known as two sets 1. 5 Niyamaas, 2. 5 Yamaas. Niyamaas are dos: soucham (Purity), Santhosham (Happiness), Thapas (silence/fasting), Swadhyaayam (spiritual studies), Easwara Pramidhaanam (surrendering to God). Yamaas are to avoid or don’t do: Himsa (violence), Asathyam (lie), Stheya (stealing), Maidhuna (inappropriate/illegitimate sexual activities), Parigraham (over possession).
1937. What can we achieve through Ghnaana Yogam (Path of true knowledge)?
Ans. The fourth qualification among Sadhana Chathushtayam – that is Shadka Sampathi (samam, dhamma, uparathi, thitheeksha, sradha, samadhaanam).
1936. What can we achieve through Karma or Upasana Yogam (Path of Selfless Action)?
Ans. First three qualifications viz. Vivekam (Discrimination), Vairagyam (Dispassion) and Mumukshuthwam (Desireless) can be achieved out of Sadhana Chathushtayam (4 practices).
1935. What is the best source of Remedy for most of the problems/issues?
Ans. Applying Viveka Budhi (discrimination power or futuristic view) is the easy solution to solve all most all problems.
1934. What is the constitution of Mind (Manas)?
Ans. It is the combination of Sathwa, Rajas and Thamo Gunaas. It is the main job is to consume and imagine things according to whichever Gunaas dominates at the time of consumption or imagination.
1933. What is Moksham (Liberation) according to Yogis and Vendanthis?
Ans. The freedom of Mind (Manas) actual Moksham.
1932. How did the creator (God) mapped/divided the number of countries in this Earth when human race was to be introduced/created?
Ans. Initially, the Earth was mapped/divided into 32 countries. There was only one full-fledged Language called Rigveda Samskrutham (Sanskrit). This language was spoken in different ways in different countries with a local accent. Sanskrit was the route cause of Hebrew and Greek languages.
1931. What are the quality-based segregation of Nava Grahaas (Nine Planets)?
Ans. Natural Sathwa Gunaas = Guru (Jupiter) and Chandran (Moon), Natural Rajo Gunaas = Kujan (Mars) and Sukran (Venus), Natural Thamo Gunaas = Sooryan (Sun), Budhan (Mercury), Sani (Saturn) plus Rahu and Kethu (Ascending Node and Descending Node).
1930. Who is Pretham (Spirit)?
Ans. The Soul who lost its physical body is called Pretham (it is only a state for some time. The Soul keep searching for a physical body to achieve its desires).
1929. What is the definition of Veda (True Knowledge)?
Ans. A mix of three important concepts makes true knowledge (Vedam). They are 1. Saadhyam, 2. Saadhana, 3. Bhodhakam. (Saadhya Saadhana Bhodhaka: Veda Ithyuchathe!). Accomplish-Practice-Understood these are the primary tools of true knowledge.
1928. When does the Karma become impure?
Ans. When a person forgets (Vibramsam) three things contract with God, all his/her actions will become impure (Asudham). Those three things are: 1. Dhi (Bhudhi), 2. Druthi (Kshama/Patience) and 3. Smurthi (Memory).
1927. What is the contract between a stillborn child and God?
Ans. According to Garbhopanishad, there is a contract agreement that happens between every unborn child and God (usually in the month of 9th or just before birth). Exceptionally nowadays children are born even in the month of 5th and surviving due to medical assistance. The name of that contract is “Dhruthi-Dhi-Smruthi”. Once the baby is born, the child simply forgets about the contract because of Maaya (Illusion/Ignorance), accordingly, the responsible Devathas gets angry and they will mess up the Kapha-Pitha-Vaatha constitution as against standard. This will cause the mental and physical ill health for the person as he/she grows. Eventually, fall into the mouth of death. Here the “Knowledge” is Devatha, therefore, everyone should not forget about acquiring the True Knowledge which alone helps the person to overcome Maaya and remember the contract clauses.
1926. How to define knowledge?
Ans. Understanding through experience is actual Knowledge. Not experiencing after understanding.
1925. What is the origin or the truth of every object?
Ans. Its Chaithanyam (consciousness or aura or brilliance). According to Sastras, there is nothing in this Earth without its own Chaithanyam. The only difference, it varies from minus to plus level. Accordingly, people will be able to identify its existence.
1924. Who causes the Srushti, Sthithi and Samharam at which stage?
Ans. 1. Srushti (Creation/Generation) happening based on the involvement of Kapha Prakruthi and Soman (The age of the person between 0 and 16 years old), 2. Sthithi (Sustenance) happening as per Pitha Prakruthi and Agni (The age of the person between 16 and 70 years old), 3. Samharam (Withdrawing) happening based on the involvement of Vaatha Prakruthi and Vaayu (The age of the person above 70+ years old).
1923. Which is Thara Grahas and Grahas?
Ans. Thara Grahas are 6 viz. 1. Earth (Prithvi), Mars (Mangal), Mercury (Budha), Jupiter (Guru), Venus (Sukra), Saturn (Sani). Grahas are 4 viz. Sun (Soorya), Moon (Chandra), Raahu (Ascending Node) and Kethu (Descending Node).
1922. What is the meaning or eligibility of a Graham (Planet)?
Ans. It must have 3 Sakthis (Capabilities), any Graham that has these three powers can be considered as Graham. They are, 1. Anugraham (Bless or give life), 2. Nigraham (take back the life), 3. Parigraham (Holding or Sustaining).
1921. Which day Kali Yugam started?
Ans. Thursday (Guruvaar).
1920. What is the Earth Axis Tilt?
Ans. Earth Axis is having a Tilt of 23 degree 56 minutes as of 2000. However, this is not constant. It will change once if 40,000 years gap. It can tilt between 22.1 and 24.5 degrees.
1919. Where was the original International Timeline (ITL) existed?
Ans. Till 1820 Jan 1st the ILT was considered from Sri Lanka to Artic straight line. Thereafter the British Royal shifted this to their country Greenwich and now known as Greenwich Time (GMT).
1918. What are the Ashta Dravyams?
Ans. Most auspicious objects which are precious for divine personalities. 1. Chandanam, 2. Punak, 3. Gorochanam, 4. Kasthoori, 5. Jauwwadh, 6. Akhil, 7. Pacha-Karpooram, 8. Kumkumapoo (Saffron flowers).
1917. What are the names of Thandavam of Lord Parameswara (Dance)?
Ans. They are 12 viz. 1. Aanandha, 2. Sandhya, 3. Sringaram, 4. Thripuram, 5. Oordhwam, 6. Muni, 7. Samharam, 8. Ugram, 9. Bhootham, 10. Pralayam, 11. Bhujangam, 12. Sudham. Goddess Parvathy alone will be able to see certain Thandavams also give company to dance with him.
1916. What are the benefits offered by the litting different face lamp?
Ans. 1 face is considered to be providing mild good effects (Madhyamam), 2 faces produce prosperity in the family (Aiswaryam), 3 faces produce good children in the family, 4 faces produce lots of wealthy and comforts at home, 4 faces produce all types of prosperity and happiness.
1915. What is the real colours of each face of Holy Mount Kailas?
Ans. The south face is Blue colour, West face is Manikhya (Blood Red) colour, North face is Gold colour and East face is Spadika (Pure white) colour. Normal people will see the entire Holy Mount as ice white only. Unless you stay there for one full day it is difficult to witness the colour changes.
1914. What are the types of Sacred Ashes (Vibhoothis/Basma)?
Ans. They are four types 1. Kalpam – One should collect the cow-dung of an Indian Devi Cow on a lotus leaf then dry it out. After that, burn that dried cow-dung by chanting Panchaksharam (Om Nama Sivaya). The ashes created in this system is called Kalpa Bhasmam, 2. Anu Kalpam – The cow-dung collected from the cows from an open source such as grasslands and get it processed without much formalities, 3. Upa Kalpam – The sacred ashes made out of the cow-dung collected from the cattle house, 4. Akalpam – The sacred ashes made out of multi-sources of cows-dung mixed and made without even chanting Panchakshara. This is more of commercial productions. Unfortunately, in today’s market places such ashes are greatly sold and bought. It is also perfumed through the mix of artificial chemicals. Earlier days devotees used to mix Jathikka, Gorochanam, Akhil etc for scent smell. I came to know that nowadays commercial factories are even making Vibhoothi from burning waste papers! Please note genuine Vibhoothi will not have any perfume smell unless we mix externally.
1913. Why Ayurvedic medicines are friendly and harmless for the human body?
Ans. Because Aryuvedic medicines are made from Sasyaas (Living organs) such as plants, trees, leaves, herbs, seeds, skin etc… There are no artificial chemicals involved in it. However, today’s Ayurvedic medicines are losing its effect (Veeryam) because the soil is polluted hence its products too.
1912. Who can make our body free from decease?
Ans. Our own body cells are making us healthy and freed us from ailments. Naturally, all cells are loving each other and help each other when there is a problem. In fact, even the dead cells can get back their life if properly treated at the right time and situation. The problems take place in the body only when we get polluted with internal and external negative vibrations. Due to this effect cell will disintegrate and start dying one by one. Naturally, they have a good understanding to help each other but the negative vibrations will not allow them to be integrated and die without timely help. The negative vibrations include intake of chemical medicines too.
1911. How the cells meet its death/destruction?
Ans. Cell’s perfect function is very crucial for our healthy life. When we hate others, fight with others and when involved in undesirable activities the cells will meet its death. This will lead us to become a sick person. Therefore, it is better to avoid all undesirable situation by Manasa, Vacha and Karmana (Through mind, talk and action). Great Rishis lived thousands of years because they understood the concept and avoided all rash and dash lifestyle to self-contained!
1910. How many supports are needed for a cell to function?
Ans. It requires 9 Germs support. We call it nothing will move or function without desires of Parasakthi in the forms of Nava-Aavara-Sakthis. Modern science is taking its own time to establish our Vedic texts are more and more true and constant.
1909. How many cells (Jeeva Kosas) are living in the human body?
Ans. Approximately 50 to 60 Trillion (50 to 60 Lakh Crores), along with it, 2.5 trillion (2.5 lakh crores) Germs also co-exists in the same body.
1908. What are the representative names of Manas (Mind)?
Ans. It has four names viz. 1. Jagradhavastha (Waken), 2. Swapnavastha (Dreaming), 3. Sushupthavastha (Sleeping), 4. Thuryavastha (Deep sleep state, kind of nonexistent state).
1907. What are the representative names of Jeeva (Soul)?
Ans. It has four names viz. 1. Manas (Mind), 2. Budhi (Brain), 3. Chitham (Intellectual Consciousness), 4. Ahamkaram (Self or Ego).
1906. What are the best practices prescribed by Sri Aadi Sankar for Hindus (Sanathanees)?
Ans. When one does these five inevitable duties on a daily basis, that will lead the person to get liberated from this lower (material) to higher worlds. They are 1. Daily chanting of Bhagavath Geeta by knowing its meaning, 2. Chant any one of the Sahasranaamam, 3. Meditate God’s form, 4. Recite holy names of God, 5. Join the company of Sathsangees (wisemen).
1905. How Jeevan (Soul) gets tired or meets its decay?
Ans. When the mind becomes tired the Jeevan automatically gets tired. Likewise, if the mind undergoes any pains naturally it will reflect and depreciate the value (Auro) of Jeeva.
1904. What is the difference between Jeevan (Soul) and Manas (Mind)?
Ans. The truth is both are the same however, they appeared to be different due to its enlightenment or blossom or maturity. For example, when the Jeeva is fully grown or blossomed then it will be called Manas, at the same time when the Manass is contracted or narrowed then it will be known as Jeevan.
1903. Who does not need pilgrimage (Theerthadanam)?
Ans. Those who have faith in God’s holy names need to perform any type of pilgrimage.
1902. What should get the highest priority for higher divine life?
Ans. The highest priority should be given to God’s Holy Names, Faith in God and Liberation (Moksham). Whereas Aachaaram (Manners/Behaviour) is the least important compare to former three qualities.
1901. What is needed to regulate and improve the material world and self?
Ans. To strengthen the material world one need force and weapons whereas to upgrade oneself none of these needed.
1900. Who is Para-Brahman (The Paramathma/Supreme Soul)?
Ans. Absolute Knowledge is Pra-Brahman the Supreme Consciousness. Why absolute knowledge because all knowledge other than Para-Brahman is incompleted knowledge.
1899. What is the easy and truthful way to achieve liberation for common people?
Ans. When someone lives material life exactly like spiritual life then nothing to worry, the liberation is possible. God is an everliving being and us are part of the Prakruthi (nature) as a natural process the Prakruthi will eventually, merge in Pursha (Sadha-Siva) the Sath-Chith-Aananda form, keeping this concept in mind merging in God and becoming Godhood is possible to all.
1898. What are the benefits of having trust/faith in Karma and its rewards?
Ans. 5 important benefits. 1. Able to see all living beings (Sthavara and Jangama) as one. There are no eternal differences in any beings. Everyone exists and disburse or undergoing and performing based on their Karma deeds. 2. Give the strength to welcome good and bad equally, 3. It increases the faith in God, 4. Gives the strength and ideas to face life and future, 5. It increases to reciprocate between one and all, in other words, teaches to respect creations of this universe whether human or animals.
1897. What is lacking in human beings to realize the supreme truth’s existence?
Ans. Six important reasons that block a person. These are inherited property in him/her due to the power of Maya. The engine of Brahman (in social understanding). 1. Agnaanam (Ignorance), 2. Samsayam (Doubting nature), 3. Viparyayam (Wrong perceptions), 4. Vipralabdhi (Deceived by actions), 5. Pramaadha (Negligence or irresponsible), 6. Apatukaranathwam (Limitation of skills to understand). This subject is already discussed earlier in detail.
1896. At what speed the earth rotate?
Ans. 1670 KM speed per hour.
1895. How big is our beloved Earth?
Ans. Approximately 12,742 diameters or if a person starts from one end to the other end of Earth to complete one circle the distance will be 40,075 Kilo Meter.
1894. Who is actually spiritual Guru?
Ans. All knowledges in this Universe is God (Brahman) himself and God resides in every knowledge – this is the Supreme Truth and Supreme Consciousness. Whoever is capable of teaching and makes one experiences that truth is the real Guru.
1894. Who are the living beings whose senses (Ghyaan) are from one to six?
Ans. 1 sense = Sthaavaraas (immovable properties like vegetables), 2 senses = Krimis (Worms), 3 senses = Pipilak (Ants), 4 senses = Uragas and reptiles (snakes, lizards etc), 5 senses = Mrugas Janthus (all type of animals), 6 senses = Manujas (Humans).
1893. Who are the three important fundamental Gurus for humans?
Ans. Matha (Mother), Pitha (Father), Guru (Knower). Mother will introduce to his/her father, Father will introduce to Guru and Guru will introduce to Self. Once a person realizes his original form/state, thereafter he/she has nothing to know in this universe. Those who don’t try to know themselves will eventually collapse under the transmigration sytem and repeat the birth and death process.
1892. How to increase the power of Mind (Manas) and its benefits?
Ans. When one can reduce the number of breaths this will increase the power of his/her Mind. When the power of the mind increases naturally his/her life span will expand to that extent. Only through Pranaayaamam, one can decrease the number of breaths, no other way!
1891. What is Chakshu/Nethra Dheeksha?
Ans. Dheeksha means a competent Guru sharing his power with Sishya (Disciple), of course, there is a secret intension or resolution behind it. While giving Dheeksha the Guru will absorb his/her disciple’s all sin and blemishes (Paapa) then burn it through his Yoga Agni (Meditative fire) to make him/her pure. Thereafter, the Mantra tree in the installed in his/her body (like seeding in a soil). There is a methodology to activate this function. In the case of Guru giving the Mantra Dheeksha to a male disciple he will look at his right eye and for female sishya he will look at her left eye and give the power. If the Guru is Male, then he will use his right eye and if Female Guru then she will use her left eye to pass the power. Most popular Dheekshas are 1. Sparsa (Tough), 2. Nethra/Chakshu (Eyes), 3. Maanasa/Ghnaana (Mind/Knowledge), 4. Mantropadesa Dheeksha (Pronouncing Bheeja Mantra on the right ears of the disciple).
1890. What is the duration fo Samadhi?
Ans. 12 Dhyaanam will make one Samadhi which means 54.16×12 = 650.32 minutes (10 hours 52.32 minutes maximum and 28 minutes minimum). Samadhi means the unification of Dhyaani+Dhyaana Roopam+Dhyanam.
1889. What is Dhyaanam (Meditation)?
Ans. When the mind holds on to an object as Dhaarana for a longer time it is called Dhyaanam. One Dhyaanam is equal to 12 Dhaaranaas times. It can be improved slowly from a minimum of 2.30 minutes to 54.16 minutes will make one Dhyaanam.
1888. What is called Dhaarana (Concentration)?
Ans. When the mind is fixed in one object without having any shake or moments for about 4.48 minutes (12 Vinaadis), it is called Dhaarana. This is one of the Sidhi (Spiritual accomplishment) among eight.
1887. How a Gruhasthan (Family person) must live?
Ans. A simple methodology is suggested by the Sastram and experienced Rishis (Sages). 1. Eat only half stomach, 2. Sleep maximum 8 hours a day, 3. Have Maithunam (Intercourse) only twice in a month – 1 in Krishna Paksham and 1 in Sukla Paksham, 4. Never scared of anything in life… the fear level must be Zero.
1886. What is the importance of Kriya Yogam?
Ans. To see God (The Supreme Soul) there are various routes and methods are suggested by our Rishis (Sages). In that sequence, Kriya Yogam is one of the best semi-scientific methods. Sastra Sambradayaka route (Orthodox religious approach) may be compared to a bullock cart whereas the Kriya Yogam to be compared with using a fast-moving flight to reach a destination. Both vehicles carry different types of risk and other benefits.
1885. What is Swaasa or Prana (Breath)?
Ans. God the almighty creator has created a subtle string which connects the body and Aathma (Soul). This Upadhi (device) is called Swasa/Prana (Breath).
1884. What is Kriya Yogam in connection with Pranayaamam and Yoga?
Ans. The aim of Kriya Yogam is that when the seeker control and regularize the breaths it will merge and cleanse the Mind because the breaths are equal length from left and right nostril. Once the seeker becomes an expert in Kriya Yogam, he will breathe equally without any pre-conditions and efforts. This is the achievement of doing Kriya Yogam. In other words, one should breathe out equally irrespective of the nostril in action.
1883. Who composed the first Manushya Dharma Sastram?
Ans. A great Sage known as “Vivaswaan” through his acute penance, gathered the knowledge of well-being system and taught Sage Manu. Accordingly, Sage Manu created the first manuscript of Manu-smruthi or Manu Sastram for all human beings’ welfare. Of late some selfish and hidden agenda authors have miss-propagated the contents of Manu-Smruthi. According to me no socio-political authors will be able to comment or narrate Sage Manu’s Manus-smruthi. To understand the wavelength of a Rishi (Sage) the commentator must become a Sage himself to understand the concepts. Example, a science student may not understand many concepts of Maths but probably know few surface things that does not mean that he/she an expert in Maths, likewise. Unfortunately, poor readers get the wrong information and develop hatred ness towards certain community people.
1882. Who is the head Acharya of all Yogas?
Ans. Maharshi Pathanjali. One of the primary disciples of Aadhi Yogi Lord Siva.
1881. What is Praanaayamam?
Ans. It is a process of regulating the breath, however, need to know what exactly happening during the Praanaayamam is the question. Merging Apaana Vayu with Praana Vayu and vice versa. While doing so (Aahoothi), besides controlling the breath one should also save the wastage of extra breathing mathra. Please refer below you will come across what is the saving and extra spending in breath. In other words, save extra breath from wastage. (left nostril 12 Angulam and right 8 Angulam during visarjanam and extra spent was 4 Angulam, this extra to be saved, that is one of the purposes of Praanaayaamam – Please rever Tathvam No. 1865)
1880. How to open the Brumadhya Dwaram (Third Eye)?
Ans. This door/gate is always closed by default. Unless one makes a severe attempt, it won’t open, unlike other 9 gates. This door can be opened only by practising Kundalini Yogam on a daily basis. The Key to open this door is called “Nithya Jeevan”. Do you know why this Key’s name is Nithyajeevan, because when one realizes that he/she is not the body but Aathma or Jeevan or Consciousness and it is ever pervading as well as never die or ever-living element. Nithya is always Jeevan means Aathma. Once this door is opened then the inner (Sakthi) and outer (Sivam) consciousness will become ONE, that is called Aathma Darsan or realized. There is no search in life after this experience.
1879. How many gates (Dwaars) or open holes are there in the human body?
Ans. Total 9+1 = 10 gateways (9 Sthoolam 1 Sooksham) for the objects to enter and exit through the body. Everybody is having direct link with Prapancham (Atmosphere), therefore so many things come in and go out with or without his/her knowledge. The open gateways are two eyes, two nostrils, two ears, one mouth, one genital, one Anal and the subtle one is Brumadhyam (centre of eyebrows / Third Eye / Aagna Chakram).
1878. Who are the Karthas (Representatives or Responsible) of breaths?
Ans. Left nostril air represents Mother (Moon), Right nostril air represents Father (Sun) and when the air passes through both nostrils it is represented by the Guru (Agni).
1877. How much time or at what interval the breathing style change in human beings?
Ans. This is called Swaasa Gathi (Path of Breaths). At, every 1 hour 20 minutes the breath will shift from one nostril to another.
1876. Where does the Sanchitha Karma resides?
Ans. In Chith (Intellects/Spirit/Soul). Therefore, anyone’s Chitham is clean then his/her Sanchitha Karma will also evaporate from them.
1875. How many Thathwams resides in the human body?
Ans. Total of 96 Tattvas by birth. Out of which 59 Tattvas are in physical (Sthoolam) form and 36 Tattvas are in subtle (Sookshmam) form, in which 1 Tatvam is infinite subtle (Athi-Sookshma) form. Out of the 36 Sookshma Tattvas 4 Tattvas are important and commonly known to everyone. They are Manas, Budhi, Chitham and Ahamkaram.
1874. What are the ways to know Aathma?
Ans. There are two ways suggested by the realized sages. 1. Through Kundalini Yogam, 2. Through practising Aathma Vidhya. When the seeker practice to realize Aathma through Kundalini Yogam it will take a minimum 12 years of continues practice (Anushtanam). Moreover, unless the seeker comes out of the control of mind, he/she will not be able to realize the Aathma. Aathma Vidhya practice means “Sathmaargam” practising good conduct.
1873. When humans will get out of transmigration system or stop his/her new births?
Ans. When human realizes that he/she is not the body but Aathma (Soul) that will be his/her last birth. Thereafter the Soul will not seek human birth in the earth, but it may go to higher celestial worlds and live there with or without an immortal body.
1872. How to create/make male or female child through Pranaayaamam?
Ans. At the time of Garbha Dhaanam (impregnate stage/during intercourse) if both couples breath is passing through (Uchwasam/exhale) the right nostril then the male child will be born (means, male hormones are dominating) if left nostril then the female child will be born (means, female hormones are active).
1871. What is the benefit of having the Suklam (Semen) being thick and fatty?
Ans. When the Suklam is thicker and solid, the person’s concentration and liking towards spiritual life (Aadhyaathmikam) will immensely increase. At the same time if it is thin and highly liquid then the person’s mind will chase to enjoy the sensual pleasures and lack behind spiritual progress.
1870. What are the main division of Pranaayaamam?
Ans. Two types 1. Praakrutham, 2. Vaikrutham. Praakrutham means breathing without any efforts, causally breathing. Vaikrutham means with an extra effort, regulating inhale and exhale the Praana Vaayu. Example strictly following Pooraka (Inhale), Rechaka (exhale) and Anthar Kumbakam, Bhaahya Kumbakam, Kevala Kumbakam religiously.
1869. What is the treatment is given when the Chakraas are damaged?
Ans. Chakraas resides in our body in subtle form. They are the energy centre, senses centre and self radiating points. Senses have another meaning that is God itself. The important 6 Chakras are known as Mooladharam, Swadhishtanam, Manipoorakam, Anahatha, Visudhi, Aagna and Sahasraaram. At a times, these Chakras get blemished due to lack of maintaining it well. Spiritual practices are the best fertilizer for these Chakraas to be perfect. However, Rishis found oral medicines too. To fix the problem in a Chakra, one should consume the prescribed food items. Mooladharam = Drumstick flowers, Drumstick leaves (Muringha), Swadhishtanam = Neem flowers, Neem leaves, Jamun Fruits, Chirata (Veppam poo, Veppam Ilai, Naaval pazham, Chirinaanghai), Manipoorakam = Jinger juice and Honey (Inji rasam and Madhu), Anahatham = Hibiscus flower and Lotus flower (Chembarathi and Thamara), Visudhi = Basil leaves, Edible raw camphor, Palm sugar candies, Leucas flower, Yellow fruit night-shade flower, Purple fruited pea eggplant leaves, (Thulasi, Pacha Karopooram, Panam Kalkandu, Thumbapoo, Kandankathiri, Thoothuvalai), Aagna = Brahmi Leaves, Prickly chaff flower (Vallara Keerai, Naayuruvi), Sahasraaram = Flower of Colocea (Chembu).
1868. How breath rotates or takes places in different Chakras, at different times?
Ans. In a day an average 21,600 times a person would breathe, it could be plus minimum however, based on 21,600 breaths their airflow is felt in the following manner. Mooladharam 6000 times between 0600-0640 hours, Swadishtanam 6000 times between 0640-1320 hours, Manipoorakam 6000 times between 1320-2000 hours, Anahatham 6000 times between 2000-0240 hours, Visudhi 1000 times between 0240-0340 hours, Aagna 1000 times between 0340-0453 hours, and Sahasraaram 1000 times between 0453-0600 hours. Now you can understand when you do meditation between early morning and Sunrise how much benefit you can achieve. Since these are subtle (Rehasya Upasana) activities no scientific measurement can be enforced to know.
1867. In which point all the important 72,000 nerves join in the human body?
Ans. Swadishtana Chakram as well as all other Chakras viz. Mooladharam, Manipoorakam, Anahatha, Visudhi, Aagna and Sahasrara. This is Yoga point of view not based on modern science.
1866. How much breath we consume while engaged in different functions?
Ans. During some specific activities, we tend to consume or waste more breaths. The difference is mentioned between the normal stage and specific activity. Usually, we breath 15 times per minute whereas while breath out through left nostril additional 4 Angulam is spent (example, if right nostril 8 angulam whereas left nostril is 12 hence the difference is 8-12 = -4) likewise: while eating 4 angulam, walking 24 angulam, running 42 angulam, intercourse 50-60 angulam. The sastras say preserve breaths and live long! Please do not expect these teachings will come from modern science or scientists because they are commercial, whereas, our Rishis (Saints/Sages/Yogis/Wiseman) spent all their wisdom only for human wellbeing.
1865. What is the length of a breath?
Ans. When the breath flow through the right and left nostril it has different strength and length viz. Right nostril air will travel up to 8 Angulam (14.104 cm) and merge in the atmosphere whereas Left nostril air will travel up to 12 Angulam (21.156 cm). One Angulam equal to 1.763 centimetre.
1864. Whare the various living beings’ consumption of breaths and life span?
Ans. This is based on 1-minute consumption: Rabit between 38-39 times and lives up to 8 years, Pigeon between 36-37 times and lives up to 8 years 9 months, Monkey between 31-32 times – lives up to 20-21 years, Dog between 28-29 times – lives up to 13-14 years, Goat between 23-24 times and lives up to 11-13 years, Cat between 24-25 times and lives up to 12-13 years, Horse between 18-19 times and lives up to 48-50 years, Humans between 14-15 times and lives up to 120 years, Elephants between 11-12 times and lives up to 160 years, Snakes between 7-8 times and lives up to 250 years, Tortoise between 3-4 times and lives up to 450 years.
1863. How one can increase the life span (normal sense)?
Ans. By practising breath exercises known as Pranayaamam (regulating breath). One should consciously try to breathless. We waste or consume more breaths during running, speed walking, climbing, talking fast, eating, ground exercises, sexual activities, swimming etc.
1862. What is the average number of breaths an adult would exercise a day?
Ans. 21,600 times i.e. 15 times per minute.
1861. Which is the Mandha Vaayus?
Ans. They are six. 1. Helium, 2. Neon, 3. Argon, 4. Krypton, 5. Xenon, 6. Radon.
1860. What is the measurement or quantity of multiple Vaayus in the Aakasa (Sky/Atmosphere)?
Ans. Nitrogen 78.5%, Oxygen 21%, Carbon-dioxide 0.04% and all other Mandha Vayu (very slow-moving vital air) 0.46% measuring to total 100% of Vaayu Sancharam. Living beings must extract the Oxygen from the atmosphere and live. A human being consumes average 360 litres of Oxygen per day. One litre Oxygen produce 4.8 Calories.
1859. What is the best practice/method of Pranayaamam?
Ans. There are more than 15 to 45 types of Pranayaamam mentioned in the Yoga Sastram. Each one has a different method and benefits. One of the best one used to base on the basic formula is 1:4:2:1. This can be increased to the highest level of 16:64:32:16. These numbers represent the number of Maathraas. One Mathra equal to 1 ½ Vinaadis means 24 seconds x 1 ½ = 36 seconds. In other words, based on a base formula, 36 seconds inhale (Poorakam), 144 seconds hold (Kumbakam) then release (exhale) in 72 seconds. Now imagine our Rishis used to practice the highest formula which is 576 seconds (9.6 minutes) inhale, 2304 seconds (38.4 minutes) hold and 1152 seconds (19.2 minutes) release! Wow, I could not believe this! That is how some Sidhars used to live for Yugas i.e thousands of years! Why Rishis even the notorious Duryodhan took a Jalasthambam (hiding inside water tank) for hours! This shows one can increase their life span by doing proper Pranayamam.
1858. What are the functions of Pranayaamam?
Ans. 6 Kriyas to be performed in the general pranaayamam. 1. Poorakam (Inhale/breath in), 2. Kumbakam (holding the breath), 3. Rechakam (exhale/breath out), 4. Baahya Kumbakam (after the breath out one should not inhale immediately), 5. Kevala Kumbakam (Be breathless neither inhale nor exhale), 6. Soonyakam (A stage of no-mind or breath function).
1857. How does the Suklam get created in the body?
Ans. From whatever food we eat, that will be converted into blood. That red blood of 65 to 80 drops makes one drop of Suklam (Semen).
1856. How long the Jeevan would like to live in the mortal body?
Ans. If the Kundalini Sakthi known as Jeeva Dhrayam remains in the body, Jeevan (Soul) would like to live in the body. If any damage happens to that, it will immediately quit the body without hesitation.
1855. What is the secret or goal of all Yogas?
Ans. Convert the Jeeva Rasam (Suklam) to Paadha Rasam and merge/melt with Budhi (Brain) which is the birthplace of Suklam.
1854. What is Suklam (Semen)?
Ans. Jeeva Rasam (the essence of life energy).
1853. What is promoting to take next birth?
Ans. If any person while dying Sukla Sraavam happens or anytime in his/her life then that Aathma must take up next human life. Only Mahayogis will be able to control and navigate this Sakthi (energy power) towards Sahasraara Pathma (centre of the head) and settles over there. He/She will eventually attain Prathyaksha Moksham (Liberation from transmigration system).
1852. What is Aathma or Aathma Sakthi?
Ans. The refined and segregated purest energetic power from the Bheejam/Semen (for men) and Naadham/Anda Sonitham (for a woman) is Aathma or Ojass or Sudha Sakthi or Aathma Sakthi.
1851. What is Maha-Samadhi?
Ans. The meditator keeps chanting the Veda Bheejakshara Mantra such as Sambo…Om…Hreem…Hreem…Hrowm…etc, while doing so, the Jeeva will merge in the sound wave of these mantras and strike Anaahtha Chakram to stop (Heart) it smoothly. This is Maha-Samadhi.
1850. How many Samadhis are most prominent in a Yogic life?
Ans. They are 18 types. 1. Nirvikalpam, 2. Vikalpam, 3. Sanjeevani, 4. Kaaya Kalpa, 5. Jyothi or Thejomaya, 6. Mahasamadhi, 7. Sampragna, 8. Vidharga, 9. Vichaara, 10. Aananda, 11. Asminatha, 12. Savidharga, 13. Nirvidharga, 14. Savichaara, 15. Nirvichaara, 16. Asam-pragna, 17. Sabeeja, 18. Jeeva samadhi.
1849. What is Samadhi?
Ans. Oneness between the Meditator, Meditating Object and the Way of Meditation is Samadhi. In Sastra it is mentioned as Dhyana-Dhyathru-Dhyeyam.
1848. How many Soothras are revealved to us by Sage Panthanjali?
Ans. Sage Pathanjali was one of the disciples of Sri Aadhi Yogi Parameswaran. He composed 196 Soothras (Strategies). In that series Ashtaanga Yogas are the important ones.
1847. What are the divisions in Maheswara Sidhars?
Ans. They are three sub-clans since they worship different Gurus as their Father or God. 1. Baala Varga Sidhars (Sri Murugan), 2. Moola Varga Sidhars (Sri Moolar), 3. Kailaasa Varga Sidhars (Parameswaran).
1846. What are the clans of Sidhars?
Ans. Mainly 4 clans, 1. Naadha Sidhar, 2. Rasa Sidhar, 3. Maheswara Sidhar, 4. Sanga Sidhar.
1845. Who are the important 18 Sidhars?
Ans. Sidhar means a person who accomplished in life (spiritually realized person). All the Sidhars are divine incarnated hence they possess huge supernatural power to materialize and dematerialize things. They are coming to this earth to complete a specific task by the order of their Guru God Parameswaran. They are 1. Nandikeswar, 2. Agasthya, 3. Pathanjali, 4. Thirumoolar, 5. Bhogar, 6. Karuvooraar, 7. Kaalaagninadhar, 8. Ramadevar (Yacoba Sidhar), 9. Idaikkaattu, 10. Dhanvanthari, 11. Kamalamuni, 12. Ghorakkar, 13. Paambaatti, 14. Kailaasa Kambili sattaimuni, 15. Sundaranandar (Vallabhasidhar), 16. Kuthambai, 17. Konganar, 18. Vathmeekar. All these Sidhars name will have a prefix of Sri and end with Sidhar. All those Sidhaars are derived from Aadhi Sidhar known as Lord Parameswaran.
1844. Why we are unable to see God in person?
Ans. There are three reasons for it known as “Malam” (blemishes). These Malams are by default for every being born in this earth, this is also a gift from nature itself (Don’t ask me why rain has water in it!!! Or every seed has a shell covering its embryo). 1. Ahamkara (Ego – self-pride), 2. Paapam as Karma (Sin derived from actions), 3. Maaya (Ignorance or Illusion). If one can overcome these three Malaas, they will be able to see God in person otherwise NO. However, as we develop in reducing the ill effects at least a small portion, we can feel the Godhood i.e. immature God-realization takes place.
1843. What is Sadhana Chathushtayam?
Ans. According to Advaitha Philosophy, Aacharya Sri Sankaracharya elaborated four important practice for a person to become Sanyasi (Renounced). It is a bit difficult to practice however, there is no choice for the seeker to embrace and practice. They are known as 1. Vivekam (discrimination power to identify the real and unreal), 2. Vairaghyam (dispassion and guts to stick to a resolution made by oneself), 3. Kshamaadhi-Shatka-Sambathi (Kshama, Dhama, Uparathi, Thitheeksha, Sradha, Samadhaanam – Control of the mind, senses, withdrawal from senses, endurance to the opposites like heat and cold etc., faith in the words of Guru and Vedanta, single-pointedness), 4. Mumukshuthwam (intense desire to get liberated from transmigration system).
1842. What is not Vidhya (True knowledge) or Spiritual enlightenment?
Ans. The following exposures cannot be called as a Vidhya. They are 1. Even after gaining tremendous knowledge yet no peace of mind, 2. The knowledge that cannot help in understanding self-realization, 3. No satisfaction even after having so much, 4. When the knowledge is incapable of eradicating other’s sorrows, 5. Do not support to understand the environment, 6. When the knowledge is not helping the person to point towards understanding God, 7. The knowledge that cannot help in the realization of God.
1841. What are the four ways to understand or know God?
Ans. 1. Through Yogam (Yoga), 2. Vaidhyam (natural medical practice), 3. Jyothisham (through Astrology practice), 4. Ghnaanam (through mystical knowledge).
1840. How does humans attain Divinehood/Godhood?
Ans. When humans ascend from casual life to higher life i.e. when Kundalini Sakthi raises/ascend all the Six Chakras, humans will lose their inhuman (animal) nature and become divine hood (become God himself). There are three steps that are mentioned by the experienced sages. They are 1. Mooladhaam to Anahata Chakram = Humans continue with Animal instinct, 2. Anahatham to Aagna Chakram = Humans ascend from Animalistic to Human nature, 3. Aagna to Sahasraaram = Humans ascends to divine hood/Godhood.
1839. What are the three rarest achievable in this earth?
Ans. 1. Getting a birth in human form (Manusha Janma), 2. Desire to attain liberation (Moksham), 3. Getting an opportunity to depend, serve and follow Mahapurushas (Wisemen).
1838. How Serotonin (Ananda Nidra Dhravyam) production get disturbed?
Ans. Three reasons are identified. 1. When one consumes Tea, 2. When one consumes Coffee, 3. When one consumes Tobacco smoke. Too much addicted to the consumption of these items can disturb the flow of Serotonin level accordingly the person will start misbehaving and Doctors will have to inject artificially as sleeping dose injection or tablet.
1837. How does one get sleep?
Ans. There are two reasons, 1. From the centre of the head as well as central nervous system and digestive system produce a chemical liquid called “Serotonin” (amino acid tryptophan / Ananda Nidra Dhravyam from Ananda Granthi) which will control metabolism and put the person to sleep, 2. When Aakaasa Praanan supply is reduced in the body the person gets tired and goes to sleep.
1836. Which are the days one should take full oil bath?
Ans. Women should take bath on Tuesdays and Fridays and Men on Wednesdays and Saturdays with an exception to Chathurthy, Ashtami, Amavasya, Poornima and Star birthday.
1835. What is the benefit of Aakaasa Praanan for individuals?
Ans. Aakaasa Praanan alone is making the way for the blood to flow through veins and neurons through nerves in the body. It also helps in purifying the blood vessels.
1834. How can one receive/invoke the Praana Sakthi of Aakaasa Thathwam?
Ans. 4 ways it can be done according to Sastras, they are 1. While sleeping (Nidra), 2. Through meditation (Dhyaanam), 3. Through fasting (Vruth/Upavaasam) – while eating food the person will exert more Praana Vaayu 4. By consuming lesser food (Mithaahaaram/Alpaahaaram) i.e. by reducing food consumption the body settles down to calm and consumer lesser vital energy.
1833. From where the Eda, Pingala and Sushmna Naadis (Subtle Nerves) begins and end their trans?
Ans. Eda (Sun-hot) starts from right foot toe and ends in the left eye, Pingala (Mon-cold) starts from left foot toe and ends in the right eye, the Sushmna Naadi starts from Mooladhaara Chakram and ends in the Aagna Chakram (Center of eyebrows). The eyebrows the centre is also known as Sarvanandamaya Chakram and it the birth and exit place of Aathma (Soul) therefore it is also known as the heart of Sookshma Sareera. Therefore, touching that midpoint by putting Thilak by Kum-kum, Chandan, Vibhoothi, Turmeric paste etc… will purify the Sookshma Sareeram. Sthoola Sareem is the tangible mortal body, Sookshma Sareem is subtly non-tangible however, can be felt.
1832. How to take hot and cold-water bath?
Ans. In the case of hot water, first, one must pour hot water from feet to head and for chill water from head to feet.
1831. What is the benefit of taking bath in chill water?
Ans. Three benefits are expressed by the Sastras. 1. To absorb vital energy (Praana of Water) from the water, 2. Remove the dirt and hot burns from the body, 3. To receive the new vital energies (Praana) from the Sun God. Therefore, one must take bath in chill or room temperature water that too before Sun Rise. Post-Sunrise the benefits will be proportionately reduced.
1830. When hot water bath is prohibited on account of removing impurities?
Ans. 3 occasions. 1. Taking bath to free from impurities after the completion of 10 days of blood relative’s death, 2. Taking bath to free from impurities after the completion of 10 days of blood relative’s new birth, 3. After returning from the new born’s house visit.
1829. Which are the days one should take bath in hot water?
Ans. In a year 65 days taking bath in hot water is prohibited to get good health. 1. All 52 Sundays, 2. All 12 Amavasyaas, 3. On Makara Samkranthi day (52+12+1=65 days).
1828. How to protect the Naval from damage?
Ans. When about to sleep one must slowly turn towards the left side and make use of the right hand for support to lie-down, at the same time while getting upturn towards the right side with the support of left hand. In this manner, the Naval will be protected from damage. Another advantage is your digestion power will increase by multifold.
1827. Which Praana Vaayu (Vital Air) leaves the dead body, finally?
Ans. A body is ruled by Ten Praana Vaayus (Vital Air) while living, however, at the time of death, first Praana Vaayu will exit and last an Upa-Praana Vaayu called “Dhananjayan” will leave. Hereafter the mortal will start decaying. In fact, he leaves only to decay the body otherwise he is very much fond of body.
1826. Who is creating the power of digestion (Jeerna Sakthi)?
Ans. From the naval zone the Praanan and Apaanan with the help of Samaanan creates Dhahana Dravyam (Hydrocholic Acid) known as Vaiswanaran Agni and burn the food and take out the energy.
1825. How Pancha Bhoothas (Five Elements) conduct their activities in a body?
Ans. 1. Prithvi Thathwam activated through FOOD, 2. Jala Thathwam while taking BATH or DRINKING, 3. Vaayu Thathwam activated through BREATH, 4. Akaasa Thathwam while SLEEP, 5. Agni Thathwam while BODY MOVEMENTS.
1824. Who are the enemies of digestion (Dhahana Sathru)?
Ans. At the mouth the Air and inside stomach the Water. That is why while eating one should not open their mouth and eat. One should not drink too much water before while and after the food. Minimum 24 to 48 minutes gap must be maintained for better digestion. If you notice, Havan is always conducted inside the house/temple/Yaga sala and in a Havan Kund where the base will not touch the mud/earth to protect from high wind and water content in the mud.
1823. How does the food get digested and its real meaning?
Ans. Food is getting digested to absorb the energy contents in it. In Kaliyug the body will not survive without physical food (Annajam) although the body is consuming all five types of fundamental elements included in the ‘food dhathu/matter’ from nature itself such as Aakasa, Vaayu, Agni, Jalam, Prithvi. However, to nurture and sustain physical mortal body one must consume food. First, the digestion takes place in the mouth itself thereafter in the stomach. In the mouth, it needs saliva (mild acid) then inside stomach the liver provides bile (hydrochloric acid) called Jadaraagni. Having food means as good as doing a Havan (Homam). First, the flames consume (if you notice the tongue plays the role of flames) then the Jadaragni (fire) digest it and send it back to nature itself.
1822. What are the types of Jeernam/Dhahanam (Digestion) referred to in practical life?
Ans. Three. 1. Jeernam, 2. Ajeernam, 3. Athyuthama Jeernam.
1821. What is Jeernam (Digestion)?
Ans. Absorbing or segregating the good and bad sense from the food is called Jeernam.
1820. Food contains how many fundamental essences (Sath)?
Ans. Two essences 1. Jeevasath (active energy essence). 2. Praanasath (life energy essence. The body consumes Jeevasath through tongue and Praanasath through eyes.
1819. What is there in the Annajam (Grain foods)?
Ans. It contains energies (Oorja Sakthi) such as 1. Carbohydrates, 2. Hydrogen, 3. Oxygen (Brahma-Rudran-Vishnu).
1818. How many ways one should consume various types of food?
Ans. Four ways. 1. Bhojya (By biting and chewing), 2. Peya (By swallowing or drinking), 3. Koshya (By sucking), 4. Lehya (By Licking).
1817. What happened after the explosion of Brahmandam (Hiranya Garbham)?
Ans. For the purpose of manifestation/creation first the Hiranya Garbham broke and Creator Lord Brahma took birth, then the Shell got divided into three portions. The top portion became Swargam (Paradise/Celestial World), the middle portion became Anthareeksham (Sky) and the bottom portion became Prithvi (Earth).
1816. What are the types of Soothras (Strategies) referred to in the Vedas?
Ans. There are two types nine (9) each, i.e. 9 Poorva Soothras and 9 Apara Soothras, so the total 18 Soothras. Poorva Soothraas are 1. Bhodhayanam, 2. Aapashtamba, 3. Sathyashaadam, 4. Dhrahyaayanam, 5. Aagasthyam, 6. Sakhalyam, 7. Aaswaaalaayanam, 8. Saambaveeyam, 9. Kaarthyaayanam. Apara Sothraas are 1. Vaikhanasam, 2. Saunakeeyam, 3. Bharadwaajam, 4. Aagnivesyam, 5. Jaimineeyam, 6, Maathoonyam, 7. Maadhyantheenam, 8. Kaudinyam, 9. Kaushithakam.
1815. Who created or composed Smruthis and how many are they?
Ans. The Sages who possess the knowledge of Veda collectively contributed to creating 18 important Smruthis. Smruthis consists of lots of rules and regulation about human and other beings’ lifestyle. Maharshis (Sages) spent the whole life by researching and analysing then finally instructed what their inner mind revealed to them. They are generally known by pre-fixing Sage’s name followed by Smruthi. 1. Manu Maharshi, 2. Bruhaspathi, 3. Dhakshan, 4. Gauthaman, 5. Yamadharman, 6. Aamgirass, 7. Yagnavaakhyan, 8. Prachethass, 9. Sathabdhan, 10. Parasaran, 11. Samvarthan, 12. Sukan, 13. Sankaran, 14. Likhithan, 15. Athri, 16. Vishnu, 17. Aapasthamban, 18. Haareetha smruthi.
1814. How and when a Brahmin become Non-Brahmin?
Ans. If 3 conditions are not met by him then he will be considered as equal to low caste (Non-Brahmin). They are 1. If he did not take morning bath for consecutive 7 days, 2. If he did not perform Sandhya Vandanam for consecutive 3 days, 3. If he did not perform Agnihothram for consecutive 12 days.
1813. How many types of Aachamanam is suggested by Sastras?
Ans. 6 types. 1. Sudham, 2. Smartham, 3. Pauranikam, 4. Vaidheekam, 5. Thanthrikam, 6. Sroutham. Each Aachaman is recommended while taking up a specific task (Karma). They are Sudham for Mala-Moothra-Visarjanam Sudhi, Smartham and Pauranikam for Vidhi-poorvaka kriya, Vaidheekam and Sroutham for Brahmayagnaadi Poorvakam, Thanthrikam Achamanam for Asthra vidhyaadhikam.
1812. What are the faces of Rudraksha?
Ans. 14 faces are the highest rank. 1 face represent Lord Siva (wearing this is a remedy for Brahmahathya Paapam), 2 faces represent Siva-Sakthi (remedy for all sins), 3 faces represent Agni (remedy for Sthree Hathya Paapam), 4 faces represent Brahma (remedy for killing humans/Narahathya), 5 faces represent Rudran (remedy for Kalaagni/Kali Doshas), 6 faces represent Shanmughan, 7 faces represent Manmadha swaroopam, 8 faces represent Ganapathy, 9 faces represent Bhairavan, 10 faces represent Janardhanan, 11 faces represent Eakadasa Rudran, 12 faces represent Adithyaas, 13 faces represent Kaarthikeyan, 14 faces represent Paramasivan.
1811. What is Rudraksham and how many are they?
Ans. When Lord Siva mediated by closing his eyes for more than 1000 years and one day when he opened his eyes water drops rolled out of his eyes, those drops are known as Rudhaksha Bheejam/Seed. They are 38 types. Their colours are Red, White and Black representing Sooryan-Chandran-Agni respectively. Right eye representing Sun having 12 types, left eye representing The moon having 16 types and Middle eye representing Agni (Fire) having 10 types, total 38 types.
1810. How many types of Aakasas (Space) referred by Sanathana Sastras?
Ans. Three. 1. Aakasam (Casual/Matter Space), 2. Chitthakaasam (Inner space / thoughts / emotions), 3. Chidhakaasam (Energy space/Brahmam).
1809. Which side one should face while cleaning the teeth?
Ans. Before Sunrise one should face North and after Sunrise face North-East (Easana Moola).
1808. Which side one should face while human waste discharging (Mala Visarjanam)?
Ans. During the daytime, the person should face North and during nighttime one should face South.
1807. Where ancestors (demised) photographs to be faced and kept?
Ans. The Photographs should face only North or West.
1806. Eighteen Puranas represents/talk about whom?
Ans. 10 Puranaas dedicated for Lord Siva, 4 purnaas for Vishnu, 2 puranaas for Sooryan, 1 Purana for Agni and 1 Purana for Brahma.
1805. What are the four moving beings?
Ans. 1. Devas (Celestial bodies), 2. Manujaas (Humen), 3. Mrugaas (Animals), 4. Pakshis (Birds).
1804. What is the history of Aadi Thirupathy? (Disputed and still debated)?
Ans. Around 2400 BC this temple belonged to Jainism and the presiding deity was known as “Neminath”, however, first Aadi Sankara followed by Ramanujacharya changed the name to “Srinivasan” as well as worship method.
1803. How do the Jeeva Chaitanya (Aura) leaves a body?
Ans. It slowly disconnects in four stages viz. first from Stomach, second from Head, third from Heart and finally from Hip (the joint of two thighs).
1802. How scientifically one can measure the Jeeva Chaithanyam (Aura)?
Ans. Modern science has two approaches or equipment to identify Aura, which Maharshis use to know through Yoga and divine eyes. They are 1. Kirlian Camera (Electrical Coronal Discharge), 2. GDV Camera (Gas Discharge Visualization).
1801. How many types of Years (Varsham) practised in Bharatha Khandam (Region)?
Ans. 5 types. 1. Sauram, 2. Baarhaspathyam, 3. Saavanam, 4. Chaandram, 5. Nakshathram. Their measurements are: Sauram = 365 ¼ days, Baarhaspathyam = 361 days, Saavanam = 360 days (From Sunrise to Sunrise), Chaandram = 354 days (from sukla to amavasyam), Nakshathram = 324 days (12 Chaandra maasam x 27 stars = 324 days).
1800. Who is Vaasthu Purushan and his characters?
Ans. Vaasthu Purushan is a Devan (celestial personality) who is the real owner of the land. He lies down on the soil in different postures depends upon the month. Let me clarify – 1. During Meenam-Mesham-Rishabham (Between Mar 15 and Jun-15) months he keeps his head in the West and feet at East with the support of left hand for head and faces North. 2. During Mithunam-Katakam-Simham (Between Jun-15 and Sep-15) head in North, feet in South, lefthand support to head and face East. 3. During Kanya-Thula-Vruschikam (Between Sept 15 and Dec 15) head in East and feet in the West with support of left hand to head and face South. 4. During Dhanu-Makaram-Kumbam (Between Dec 15 and Mar 15) head in South and feet in North with support of left hand to head and face West. While building a house one should be careful where the kitchen, toilet, bedroom, well etc to be placed.
1799. What is the difference between Hindu Religion (Sanathana Dharma Aacharam) and other religions?
Ans. Hindu way of life is completely engrossed in the divinity of Brahman and it is endlessly renovating, whereas other religions are fully depending upon the Pravachaka’s (Prophet’s) understanding and principles. Hinduthwam is limitless and other religions have set limits. In the Hindu way of life, every realized soul can be a guide whereas in others only one Supremo lead and he/she is the end of all. Hindu realized person will slowly fade off from the crowd whereas others try to force their supremacy.
1798. What are the fundamental differences between Vedas and Material Science (Sastraas)?
Ans. Knowledge of Material Science is learned and earned only through Pancha Karmendriyas whereas Spiritual Science Vedas are learned or understood through Pancha Ghnaanedriyas and Yogas. Material science is more of external or open whereas Vedas are more of internal and inner realization.
1797. How many types of Truth exists?
Ans. There are two types 1. Understanding the truth with the help of Pancha Karmendriyas, 2. Understanding the truth through Pancha Ghnaanedriyas and Yogas.
1796. Where the ultimate truth is residing or hiding?
Ans. Only in Vedam. Vedam alone can reveal to the human mind. This is also known as Sakshathkaram. Selfless efforts are important for realization.
1795. When the knowledge of mind will end (Mana-Ghnaanam)?
Ans. When a human realizes that “I AM THAT” (Aham Brahmasmi) the ultimate truth, it ends there.
1794. What is the basis or principle behind Sanathana Dharma (Hindu) compared with other Religions?
Ans. Hindu way of life is completely coiled into the Easwara Thathwas whereas other religions are based on Matha-Achaaryaas (Individuals) such as Christianity (Jesus), Islam (Prophet Mohamad), Budha (Gauthama Budhan), Sikh (Guru Nanak), Jainism (Vardhamana Mahavira) etc…
1793. Who is Jeevan?
Ans. The “I” (Ego) born from the Cause and became an Effect is called Jeevan. This is an interrelationship between Cause and Effect (Kaarana and Kaarya). The cause is nature and Effect is dweller.
1792. Who is bound by Samsaara Bandham
Ans. If there is a mortal body exists, then they will eventually have Samsara Bandham. It is not easy to cut the bonding of body and relationships, that is why one in million can only be a genuine Sanyasi (Renounced).
1791. Which is the topmost best quality (Guna) among Panchendriyas?
Ans. Sparsanam (Touching). This quality is the root cause of all happiness and enjoyment body and mind. The Panchendriyas are Sabda-Sparsa-Roopa-Rasa-Gandha (Sound, Touch, Form, Taste, Smell).
1790. What are the Mukti’s of Vedanta (Liberation)?
Ans. There are two Mukthis according to the Vedantic approach. 1. Jeevan Mukthi (liberate oneself while living), 2. Vidheha Mukthi (Eradicate next birth by being liberated Soul).
1789. How to eradicate or defuse the rewards of sin (Paapa Phalam)?
Ans. One should accumulate or send the radiation of Ghyaan (True Knowledge) to oneself; through this approach, any sin can be burned to ashes. Further classified by category, they are, Sanchitha Karma to be cleansed through birth, Prarabdha Karma to be nullified by undergoing or accepting the events of current life, Aagaami Karma to be stopped by practising desireless lifestyle and finally the Varthamaana Karma can be made empty by adhering to former Karmas. In other words the Aathma will not undertake any further life in this Earth at the same time attain liberation or ascended to a sorrowless higher world.
1788. How Karma Phalams are measured or known in practical life?
Ans. They are 2 sets – 1. Drushtam (visible) and Adhrustam (in-visible), 2. Sudhrushtam (positive rewards or joy) and Dhurdhrustam (negative rewards or sorrows).
1787. What are the classification of Karma Phalams?
Ans. A human’s Karma Phalams (rewards of actions) is divided into four parts viz. 1. Samchitham (Countless accumulated Karmaas), 2. Praarabdham (Matured Karma Phalaas, especially from immediate previous birth), 3. Varthamaanam (forthcoming rewards of past actions), 4. Aagaami (Accumulated immatured Karama results of current birth). Humans will be able to partially control the Varthamaanam and maximum control of Aagaami. Samchitham and Praarabdham are not in anyone’s control, even God will be helpless!
1786. What are the limitations or weakness of a human’s brainpower?
Ans. Six. 1. Agnaanam (Ignorance), 2. Samsayam (Doubts), 3. Viparyaayam (Negligence) 4. Pramadha (Misconception), 5. Vipralabdhi (Deceived), 6. Apatukaranathwam (Intellect / un-hearing / limitation of skills).
1785. What are the Symbols or symptoms or significations of Mukthi (Liberation)?
Ans. Two gains viz. achieving Sarvadha Swaathanthryam, 2. Poornathwam or Samathwam.
1784. What are the three aspects of Ghnaana Yogam?
Ans. Three 1. Sravanam, 2. Mananam, 3. Nidhi-dhyaasanam.
1783. What makes Easwaran / God?
Ans. A mix of five combined elements that makes God or the creator or Easwara. They are 1. Chethana + Achethana, 2. Paraa + Aparaa, 3. Sathyam + Maaya, 4. Paraa Prakruthi + Aparaa Prakruthi, 5. Ghnaanam + Jadam.
1782. What is Jagath or Prapancham or Srushti means?
Ans. Consolidation of Easwaran + Jeevan + Naamam + Roopam + Karma.
1781. What are the divisions of Karma Yogam?
Ans. Four. 1. Vihitha Karma, 2. Nishidha Karma, 3. Kaamya Karma and 4. Prayaschitha Karma.
1780. What is the reward of following Ghnaana Yogam?
Ans. Aanandam or Swaathanthryam (Achieving happiness and freedom).
1779. What is the reward of following Upaasana Yogam?
Ans. Chittha sudhi (Achieving purity of mind).
1778. What is the reward of following Karma Yogam?
Ans. Chittha Samskaram (Develop Refined or Clarified mind).
1777. What are the core divisions of Bhagavad Gita?
Ans. Three. 1. First six chapters talk about Karma Yogam (1-6), 2. Second six chapters talk about Upaasana Yogam (7-12) and 3. Third six chapters talk about Ghnaana Yogam (13-18).
1776. How to nullify or pacify Shad Vairees (6 inherited enemies of humans)?
Ans. 1. Kaamam with Santhosha or Samthrupthi (Happiness and contentment), 2. Krodha with Kshama (Patience), 3. Lobha (Greed) with Dhaanam (Charity), 4. Moha with Vivekha (Discrimination), 5. Madham (Ego) with Vinayam (Humility), 6. Maathsaryam (Chasing) with Prothsaaha (Encouragement).
1775. How many Darba grass are used to make Pavithram under different circumstances?
Ans. Poorva Kriyas (Auspecious) = 2 Dharbas, Apara Kriyas (In-auspecious) = 3 Dharbas and Anthima Kriyaas (Final rites/death related issues) = 1 Dharba.
1774. What are the Thathwas (elements) the Aathma carries along with it while ascending to Para Loka?
Ans. 18 Thathwaas (elements). They are 1. Jeevan, 2. Manass, 3. Five Karmendriyas, 4. Five Ghnaanedriyas, 5. Five Pranaas, 6. Its own Karmas.
1773. Why should one follow the Hindu Samskaraas?
Ans. There are 48 Hindu Samskaraas from the stage of womb till the cremation. It is performed to achieve the Brahma Loka Prapthi (A permanent residence in the Brahma Loka/World of Brahma).
1772. How much one should observe/perform Sadha-Chaaram (Regular Good Conducts as per religious belief system)?
Ans. When at own house one should follow full (hundred percentage), when in other’s country half, when living in urban/metro cities it can be quarter and while on travel no need to perform Sadhachaaram at all. However, it is better to perform as much as possible, although the Sastras (Scriptures) are giving exemptions because it may not be possible to do meticulously hence one should not panic and spoil health and mental comforts.
1771. When did the creation started in this Earth?
Ans. According to Puranas, as on AD 2000, it was started 197,12,21,100 (1.972 billion) years ago. Modern scientists opinioned that around 2 billion years ago.
1770. When did Kali Yuga (Black/Iron Era) began?
Ans. BC 3102 February 20th at 2 hours 27 minutes 30 seconds pm. As on Feb 2020 5122+ years over out of 432,000 years.
1769. In which period Ayurveda got popularity and acceptable among people?
Ans. BC 600-800 period. Means for 2020 it is around 2820 years back!
1768. Who was the first medical practitioner/surgeon in this Earth?
Ans. Sage Susruthan, he lived and practised during BC 400 period. He was an indispensable Vaidhya.
1767. What is needed to live healthy in life?
Ans. 4. 1. Aacharam (Dinacharya/Routine activities), 2. Vichaaram (thinking and planning before facing a task), 3. Vyavahaaram (Good interaction with others), 4. Aahaaram (Pious/Satwick food).
1766. What is called Vidhya Sthaan and how many are they?
Ans. There are 14 Vidhya Sthaan, they are 4 Vedas + 6 Sastras + 4 Upavedas (Rig, Yajur, Sama, Atharvana, Siksha, Vyakaran, Kalpam, Niruktham, Chhandhas, Jyothisham, Ayurveda, Dhanurveda, Gaandharvaveda and Arthaveda / Arthasastram).
1765. Why the Rice Pindams (Balls) are offered to crows during the Srardham day?
Ans. Once Lord of Yamapuri (Yamadharma Raja) took the form of a crow to accomplish a task, hence, to please him householders decided to feed crows. Moreover, Lord Yamadharma promised to those who offer rice food to crows will not visit Yamapuri. That means after leaving the mortal body the Aathma will not get another subtle Yathana Sareeram (sorrowful imperishable body) to visit Yamapuri and undergo severe punishments. Crows also voluntarily ask and accept the offerer’s Paapa and bless them. Ka Ka means Sin, crows when they make noise they are telling us to give our sin and misfortunes to them. They have the techniques or digestion power to get rid of those sins (Paapam).
1764. Why two plantain leaf is used for serving food during Srardha Bhojanam?
Ans. Usually, such a detailed way of offering food is seen only in the orthodox Brahmin communities especially in South India. However, there is a reason for using two leaves while serving the food. On the upper leave only sweet items, lentle paste, ghee and rice are served, and the bottom leaf all food other food that is mixed with salt. Both sweet and salt items should not touch each other until the Brahmin is ritually fed with the help of Kartha.
1763. When is Srardham and when should I perform?
Ans. Srardham is an Apara Ritual, that is every year on the day of death offering water, cooked riceball, sesame seeds coupled with sheer devotion and respect to demised ancestors. There are some stipulated rules and regulations to be followed while performing this ritual. 1. The annual death day must have the Thidhi of minimum 19 Naazhika (7.36 hours) on that day if not previous or next day to be considered. Moreover, if next day Aparaanna period has more Thidhi balance then the higher balance day to be considered, 2. If in the same month getting two thidhi then the second one to be considered, moreover, if that second is coinciding with Maasa Sankraman then the first thidhi to be considered. If both are falling on a Sankraman day then the second one to be considered, 3. If in a month only one Thidhi is coming then the same day can be considered provided 19 Naazhika Thidhi must be there, 4. If both father and mother’s death anniversary falls on the same day then first father’s srardham to be considered thereafter mother’s however, the preparation of food remain one, 5. If Chandra/Soorya Grahanam (solar/lunar eclipse) falls on the Thidhi day, then the Srardham to be conducted next day only, however, on the actual day of Thidhi the Kartha has to take Upavasam (fasting).
1762. How day part of 30 Naazhikas (12 hours) are divided and its names?
Ans. Daypart is divided into 5 segments @ 6 Naazhikas (2 hours 24 minutes) each. Every 6 Naazhika’s from Sunrise carry different names viz. 01 to 06 Nazhikaas = Praatha Kaalam (0600-0824), 07 to 12 Nazhikaas = Sanghava Kaalam (0825-1048), 08 to 18 Nazhikaas = Madhyahnika Kaalam (1049-1312), 19 to 24 Nazhikaas = Aparaanna Kaalam (1313-1536), 25 to 30 Nazhikaas = Saayam Kaalam (1537-1800). (Timings quoted in hours as if the Sunrise is at 06.00 am of local time).
1761. What is nature of Jeevan (Soul)?
Ans. Jeevan is Jyothirmayan. He (Siva representing Agni) is brightest and warm. That is why if the Jeevan (life) resides in a body our chest and body will be warm.
1760. What is he residing places of Pancha Pranaas?
Ans. 1. Pranan in the Heart, 2. Udhanan in the neck joint, 3. Samanan in the navel centre, 4. Apanan in the anal zone, 5. Vyanan across all parts of the body.
1759. What are the main Prayoga Samskarams?
Ans. They are two. 1. All auspicious rituals and functions are called “Poorva Prayogam and 2. All inauspicious or death related is called “Apara Prayogam”.
1758. Which are the three actions that give the same rewards of Aswamedha Yagam?
Ans. 1. Feeding the poor of poor people at the right time, 2. Resuming the regular Pooja of a temple that got discontinued or disrupted for some time, 3. Conducting the final rites for an orphan’s dead body as per his faith or religion.
1757. What should be kept highly confidential from others, however, can be shared with Guru and close friend?
Ans. 7 issues. 1. One’s life/age, 2. Family disputes, 3. Upadesa Mantram, 4. Sensual pleasure activities, 5. Gifts, 6. Insults, 7. Debts.
1756. What are those 4 Dhaathu Thathwas (elements/components) that appear or disappear in a fraction of time?
Ans. According to the great Sages of Bharat, they identified these four Dhaathus are unpredictable nature. 1. Chitham (Consciousness or Brain), 2. Vitham (wealth), 3. Dhanam (money), 4. Jeevan (Soul).
1755. What is called Bhootha-Pretha-Pisacham and their manifestation?
Ans. All are spirits one way of the other. Good and Bad spirits due to innumerable scenarios. However, by the beginning of Kali Yuga (Black or Iron Age) all these Boothas and Pisachaas get transformed in the form of the disease, whereas the Prethaas remain to wander around in the environment. Basically, these are Rogaas (Disease) of the body itself due to changes in the environment from time to time. What human bodies used to accept and reject certain vibration of this universe is changed by now, therefore instead of being physical, they are becoming subtle. Many types of virus and bacterias are their current forms. It has been referred by some great Puranas of Bharat.
1754. What is Guruthy?
Ans. A special red colour sacred water used for the Bali Tharpanam (offering) to Devathaas as per Saaktha Sidhantha Poojas. (Mainly Siva-Vaishna-Saktha sidhantha poojaas are conducted in our society). This is a symbolic manifestation of blood, it should be made in a specific combination mainly pure water mixed with turmeric powder and lemon juice. It has 7 ingredients in it. Never mix Chunnabhu (Calcium carbonate/Limestone), if you do so the devata will backfire on you which no one will be able to face it. The ingredients and formula is 12 glass water + 3 glass turmeric powder + approximately 1 glass of lemon juice + 100 grams Malar (Popped or puffed rice), + 100 grams Aval (Flatten rice) + 50 grams Tharippanam + 150 grams of Red Thechi Flowers.
1754. Who is Purushan and how did this name come into existence?
Ans. Purushan means Jeeva or Life energy or Aathma (soul). The body is called Puram, therefore the energy that lives in the body became Purushan. This means everyone’s Aathma is Purshan or Siva or Male and their body/mass is Sakthi or Female! We know the great mother is nurturing the body of a fetus and the father gives only the life energy in the form of Sperm.
1753. What is called Paurusha/Purusha Gunas and how many are they?
Ans. Paurusha Gunaas means best masculine qualities. They are eight such wonderful qualities namely 1. Sobha (Attractive Brilliant look), 2. Vilaasam (Flashing / Sportive), 3. Maadhuryam (Charmful and loveliness), 4. Gaambheeryam (Greatness / strong), 5. Sthairyam (Stability / Patience), 6. Thejass (Brilliance / Glamorous), 7. Lalithyam (gracious / charm), 8. Oudharyam (generosity/liberality).