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MONISM AND THE VEDANTIC UNIFICATION
Posted on: 15/07/2019

Shri Phani asked: In Your response given to Smt. Rama Sundari, You have explained that monism between God and an ordinary soul is possible only in the highly limited sense of equal entertainment in happiness and misery. You have clearly stated that, in a strict sense, dualism alone exists between God and an ordinary soul. In that case, how can You correlate the philosophies of the three divine preachers?

Swami replied: O Learned and Devoted Servants of God! In the previous discourse, I gave the example of a highly limited monism between you and friend. This monism is only partial. It is actually negligible and is restricted only to the aspect of equally enjoying the different types of dishes in the meal. Just because you have attained this negligible monism with your friend in this one aspect, you must not forget the dualism that exists between the two of you in the aspects of purchasing the food materials and cooking the food. A movie is playing on the screen...

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SHRI DATTAGURU BHAGAVAT GITA (CHAPTER 16 CONTD...)
Posted on: 28/05/2019

God-Preacher Shri Datta spoke: 65)  Justice and good qualities related to worldly life or pravrutti have been encouraged granting rewards like miraculous powers (vibhūti). These rewards help in maintaining good qualities among people in the world. Samadhi is the final step of the spiritual journey in which the devotee attains a state of firm decision in his devotion. A dualistic devotee is always aware of the form of God in which God exists separate from him. When he attains firm devotion to that form of God, he is said to have attained Samprajnaata Samadhi. The devotee into whom God has merged is in a state of monism with God. As a result, he does not perceive God as separate from himself. He attains Asamprajnaata Samadhi. Both the dualistic devotee and the monistic devotee are indeed Human Incarnations of God. Balarama was a dualistic devotee of God Vishnu, who was actually separate from God. Yet, he is counted as one of the ten important Incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Krishna was an example of monism with God since Lord Vishnu...

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SHRI DATTAGURU BHAGAVAT GITA (CHAPTER 16 CONTD...)
Posted on: 27/05/2019

God-Preacher Shri Datta spoke: 49)  Chaarvaaka said that the living body with awareness itself is the soul. There is no problem with this point because, after all, the soul is only a special work-form of inert energy associated with the material body. Since matter is also another form of energy, all the three phases, matter, energy and awareness, can be considered to be just one item, called creation. None of them is the Creator. Only the schools which treat the soul to be God have a problem with this claim of Chaarvaaka since they treat the soul, which is a created item, as God. The reality is that the unimaginable God alone is the Creator while the imaginable soul is a tiny part of creation. Actually, the soul is a form of energy and is slightly different from the body, which is made of matter. However, this slight difference is not a big problem because matter and energy are only slightly different...

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SATSANGA ON SHRI RAMA NAVAMI - PART-3
Posted on: 14/04/2019

Shri Phani: How do you correlate the vivarta vaada of Shankara with the parinaama vaada of Ramanuja?

Swami: Vivarta means an apparent modification whereas parinaama means an actual modification. Water appearing as a wave is an example of vivarta. Milk getting modified to curd is example of parinaama. In fact, scholars call only parinaama as a modification. In the case of vivarta, the word ‘modification’ cannot actually be used. Standstill water itself appears as a wave when some kinetic energy is imparted to it. There is no actual modification in the water at all! But we can still use the word modification in sense of the different appearance which is the result of the association of the water with kinetic energy. We can define modification in terms of a change of qualities. In the case of water and the wave, the water remains the same, chemically. There is no change in its qualities as in the case of milk turning to curd. But even in the case of milk turning to curd, the change in qualities can be attributed to the association of the unseen bacteria...

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PARAMA VYOMA: THE ULTIMATE SPACE
Posted on: 15/12/2018

Shri Phani asked: Could You kindly give some more clarity on ‘Parama vyoma’?

Swami replied: The unimaginable God is beyond space. Space has three dimensions called length, breadth, and height. Time also is an associated coordinate of space since, without space, time cannot exist. When we take the state of unimaginable God, He is beyond space and time, due to which He is unimaginable. Since He is beyond time, you should not ask Me about the time in which He existed alone without creation. His state, which is beyond the four-dimensional space-time, exists even now and it will exist even in the future. His state continues forever even after the creation of this world and even though He enters the world in the form of Incarnations...

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GOD IS BEYOND TIME
Posted on: 13/11/2018

Shri Anil asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, A person in quora forum asked the following doubt. What is time? Can God exist outside of time? Is it possible for anything to happen without time? at Your Lotus feet, Anil

Swami Replied: Shankara proposed that God is beyond space and time. According to Him space and time are conventional and they are myths (Mithya) with respect to God. Based on this, scholars say that an event (paristhiti) is defined by space (Desha) and time (Kaala) (Desha kaala paristhitih). The same concept is proposed by Einstein, who says that any event in creation can be defined with the four-dimensional model of space-time...

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WHAT EXACTLY IS THE SUBTLE COSMIC ENERGY?
Posted on: 24/10/2018

Dr. Nikhil asked: “The term ‘subtle cosmic energy’ has been mentioned several times by You. You have also mentioned another term ‘inert energy’. In what way is the subtle cosmic energy different from inert energy? It would be greatly helpful if the adjectives ‘subtle’, ‘cosmic’ and ‘inert’ are clearly defined. As per physics, there is only ‘energy’; there is nothing such as subtle or gross energy. If the adjective 'inert' is used to indicate that it is not aware, then as per physics, it is unnecessary. Physicists never assume energy to be aware...

Swami Replied:  The process of panchiikaranam mentioned in the ancient Indian texts on logic is not accepted by science. Energy when condensed, becomes matter. Matter consists of subatomic particles, which in turn form atoms and molecules. These materialized particles (atoms or molecules) on becoming close appear as gas (air). The same particles upon coming closer appear as liquid (water) and on becoming even closer, appear as solid (earth). Energy with frequencies in the lower visible...

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CREATED WORLD CAN BE PARTIALLY TRUE & UNTRUE AS PER REQUIREMENT OF GOD
Posted on: 24/08/2018

Shri G Lakshman (Mumbai) asked:- You told that God is unimaginable and omnipotent having the power beyond logic. At the same time You say that God does everything with logic for the safety of humanity, which has to proceed based on logical analysis. How do You reconcile both these with more clarified explanation?

Swami replied:- Whenever there is necessity to use the power beyond logic, using that unimaginable power in such appropriate place is also doing an action based on logical analysis. A cruel lion is coming to kill an innocent good baby. You and I will go back to attack the lion because we don’t have the omnipotence to fight...

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MANIISHAA ASHTAKAM
Posted on: 18/08/2018

Kaalaakaasha yugaa datiita parama Brahma hyanuuhyam sthitam,

Yasmaaduuhyamidam babhuuva nabha ityaadikramenaakhilam,

Nohyaaduuhya matiita tarka iti yasyaasti sphuto nishchayo,

Praachyovaastu sa pashchimostu samavit seyam maniishaa mama.

(The unimaginable God is beyond space and time and He remains unimaginable due to this reason only. From the unimaginable God, imaginable space etc., were generated, which form this entire imaginable world. In the worldly logic...

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BRAHMAJNANA SAMHITAA CONTD...
Posted on: 19/05/2018

15) Upaadherbhaktimuulyam gananiiyam na tu bhaktaavataarasthitivashyam.

Opponent:- You told that Hanuman and Radha were devotees and never got insulted whereas Parashurama, the human incarnation was insulted since He showed His anger in wrong direction on pious Rama...

Theorist:- Hanuman and Radha were human incarnations, but, always acted as devotees only and never behaved like human incarnations. You have to take their roles only. Parashurama acted...

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ELIGIBILITY FOR INCARNATION IS NOT TO HAVE SELFISHNESS AND HAVE SACRIFICE TO WORK FOR WELFARE OF OTHER SOULS
Posted on: 19/05/2018

Spiritual discussion of Shri G. Lakshman with Swami. (Shri G Lakshman came to Hyderabad and had a spiritual discussion with Swami, which is presented below:-)

Shri Lakshman spoke:- What do you think about the association of miracles with preaching the spiritual knowledge?

Swami replied:- Miracles are only basic steps of spiritual knowledge, in which an atheist is converted in to theist. After this step, miracles have no significance in the spiritual path since a theist is that person, who accepts the existence of God with unimaginable power (God accepted may be the ...

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BRAHMAJNANA SAMHITAA CONTD...
Posted on: 13/05/2018

Ahamtaasuuye vinaa vishleshanam tyaajye dvaitaadvaite cha tasya satya premaiva paramakaaranam bhavati.

[The main problem in identifying the human incarnation is ego based jealousy towards co-human beings due to repulsion between common media, which is especially becoming prominent in accepting a co-human being to be the highest God. The undisturbed characteristics of a human medium like hunger, thirst, sex, sleep, illness etc., influence our mind in the opposite direction...

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BRAHMAJNANA SAMHITAA CONTD...
Posted on: 10/05/2018

Upamatasaamyamsarvamatasaamyasyapratibimbameva.

Bhedovirodhaivadrushyate.

[Opponent (Puurva Pakshii): -You cannot unify the religions of the world since each religion has concepts resulting in contradicting the concepts of other religions, especially Hinduism, which is alone perfectly correct.

Theorist (Siddhantii):- The concepts of all the religions in the world may be different, but, not contradicting each other. Difference is not contradiction. The syllabus of LKG class is different from the syllabus of PG class, but, both are not contradicting each other...

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BRAHMAJNANA SAMHITAA CONTD...
Posted on: 28/04/2018

Pratiphalaakaamkshaarahita kevala Bhagavat preeti maargaamshaah

Sadaa smaraneeyaah saadhana ruupaah.

The climax devotees wanted to see God in order to serve Him with whatever they have. Service to God gives bliss to a devotee. Service is sacrifice of physical energy called as ‘Karma Samnyaasa’, which alone is confined to saints (Samnyaasins). Sacrifice of fruit of work or Karmaphalatyaaga is meant for all house-holders in addition to Karmasamnyaasa. These two constitute practical devotion or Karma Yoga as emphasised in the Gita again and again. Even service and sacrifice to true devotees pleases God since the second address of God is a true devotee as per the Narada Bhakti Sutra...

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BRAHMAJNANA SAMHITAA CONTD...
Posted on: 27/04/2018

Trisiddhaantah naraavataare eva na sarvajeeveshu. Anuhyashakteh yugapadeva sthitih jeevaanaam asuuyaahantayaa.

[The relationship between God and ordinary soul (awareness) is not the subject of three divine preachers (Shankara, Ramanuja and Madhva). It is taken in this wrong sense. The relationship between God and human soul in human incarnation is the subject of these three preachers. The subject is about the electrified wire and not about ordinary...

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BRAHMAJNANA SAMHITAA CONTD...
Posted on: 25/04/2018

Itihaasairniruupyate vartamaanadrushyashravyopakaranaih pratyakshiikriyate. Madamaatsaryaprakrutih pradhaanahetuh. Naraah mishramaah naraavataarasya sthitih klishtaa.

[The human incarnations appeared all over the world, which result by total merge of unimaginable God with a devoted and selected human being- component. These incarnations have done plenty of miracles and the basis of perceived miracles...

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BRAHMAJNANA SAMHITAA CONTD...
Posted on: 16/04/2018

9) Anuuhyashakteranekatvaat sarvashaktimat naraavataarena

Bhuumim praveshtum shaknoti taduchitameva vaatsalyaat.

[Observation of a miracle in this world proves one type of unimaginable power. There are several types of miracles proving that there are several types of unimaginable powers (Paraasya shaktirvividhaiva — Veda). Since the unimaginable power is unimaginable God (as said by us), you shall not say that several types of unimaginable Gods result...

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BRAHMAJNANA SAMHITAA CONTD...
Posted on: 14/04/2018

8) Bahusatphalaanaam drushaa tena vibhuutayah

Pradarshitaah natvahamkaaridaityavat.

[Expression of miracles is very important aspect of spiritual knowledge. God exhibits miracles not for projecting Himself as omniscient and omnipotent. Such intention exists with egoistic human beings called as demons. Their single motive is to project themselves through miracles and expect all the people to worship them...

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BRAHMAJNAANA SAMHITAA CONTD...
Posted on: 07/04/2018

The arguments raised by scientists have been answered as given below:-

i) When a miracle is observed, how can you draw the conclusion about unimaginable God from it?

Reply:- When you also observe a miracle, you are also saying that the cause of the miracle is inexplicable or unimaginable. We also say the same. Such unimaginable cause is called by us as unimaginable God. You need not doubt that the cause of the miracle is some unimaginable phenomenon or power and is not the source of unimaginable power to be called as unimaginable God. Any number of unimaginable items...

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BRAHMAJNANA SAMHITAA CONTD...
Posted on: 25/03/2018

3) Vijnaanepyanishchitattvasutraat anoohyamapi sadeva.

[Unimaginable God is undetectable by our human brains. ‘Undetectable’ does not mean that it does not exist. The simultaneous position and momentum of electron are undetectable by the most sophisticated electron microscope. When this instrument is used, the focussed beam attacks the electron and its position is disturbed. Hence, this microscope is unable...

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