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CONCEPT FROM GOD WILL PASS THROUGH ALL ACID AND FIRE TESTS
Posted on: 28/08/2015

[Replies to Dr. Nikhil’s Questions] Any concept coming from even the human incarnation should be analysed without any consideration because the human incarnation is two-in-one system. We do not know whether God is speaking or the human being is speaking because the incarnation is one phase with two components i.e., God and human being. We are not sure whether the God-component is speaking or the human-being component is speaking. Therefore, assuming all the speech of human incarnation...

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LOGICAL ANALYSIS RUNS SIDE BY SIDE DURING EXPLANATION OF SCRIPTURE
Posted on: 18/08/2015

Dr.Nikhil asked: Padanamaskarams Swamiji, I have a question to submit at Your Lotus Feet. My intention is not criticism at all but it is to contribute in my limited way to the propagation of Your Divine Knowledge. I know that divine knowledge spreads due to divine will and not by efforts of humans like me. But I also believe that everything...

Shri Swami Replied: 1) I appreciate you very much since you are responsible for the elaborate analysis of the concepts-precious stones (Ratnams or diamonds), which are hidden in Me in My brain, which is a ocean of spiritual knowledge. This ocean is the component of God by name Dattatreya. I am only a human-being component like you...

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FIRST WISH AND CREATION NOT DIFFERENT
Posted on: 09/08/2015

[Part-1] (Answers to the questions of Dr. Nikhil sent through E-mail under head line “Background of first wish is unimaginable God” etc.)

(To be Studied Very Slowly with High Alertness and Lot of Patience)

Introduction Before Clarifications

1) First, we have to accept that any item of creation at any stage is only the divine will (wish) of the unimaginable God only. The quotation from the scripture for this is that all this creation is only the will of the God (Ichcha Maatram Prabhoh Srustih). Hence, the creation is only His will at any instance of...

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CREATION IS IMAGINABLE PHASE
Posted on: 17/07/2015

[Fourth Part of Dr. Nikhil’s questions] More clarification about 1) the classification of inertia and awareness and 2) the concept of freedom given by God to human beings is projected here in detail.

Both inertia and awareness are the two sides of the same coin of energy, which is created by God in the beginning. Inertia is inherent nature of the energy and hence the energy is called as inert energy. Awareness is a specific work function of this inert energy and is given separate place due to its special specific status. The computer system working in a robot can be called as almost awareness...

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ADVAITA REDUCED TO SPECIFIC CASE OF INCARNATION
Posted on: 15/07/2015

[Third Part of Dr. Nikhil’s Questions] We can conclude all the above discussions by categorizing the whole subject in to three phases.

Unimaginable Phase: The existence of unimaginable entity can be noted in two ways: 1) the unimaginable boundary of this infinite universe is a standing proof for the existence of unimaginable entity. If you reach the edge of this imaginable universe, you must find something, which is different from imaginable phase. Beyond the edge of this imaginable universe, if you find again imaginable...

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BACKGROUND OF FIRST WISH IS UNIMAGINABLE GOD
Posted on: 30/06/2015

Dr. Nikhil asked: “If space itself is God's awareness, how can God's wish charge it? How was the wish generated? God's awareness must precede space. God's awareness should come first. His wish should come second. Space should come third. Then His wish can enter space but His wish being not different from Him means that God Himself enters space. It becomes a case of homogeneous entry. Without homogeneous entry, evolution of creation can't happen”.

Shri Swami replied: First I shall give the background of the topic in detail so that your questions can be answered clearly at the end. First Part: 1) God wished to create this world. This means that God created the wish in the beginning. Awareness and wish are not at all different. Even if one feels that they are different, it does not matter since both come under the headline of creation only and not the Creator. Creation means both the process of creation...

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MAYA AND MULA MAYA
Posted on: 16/06/2015

Padanamaskaram Swami, Shri Kishore ram asked the following questions: Q1. I am confused between Maya and Mula Maya. In some discourses Swami mentioned God/Parabrahman is charged only with Pure Awareness which is Mula Maya...

Swami replied: Parabrahman is the original unimaginable God. This unimaginable God wished to create this world for entertainment as per the Veda. This wish is the source of creation. The creation or the world is Maya (Mayamtu prakrutim... Gita). Mula maya means...

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THE BASIC 'I' SUPPLIES SUBJECT TO CONCEPT
Posted on: 24/12/2014

Shri Phani asked, “Generally the word Ahankara is used in the sense of pride. You are using the same word in the sense of basic ‘I’. Please comment on this in view of the awaken, dream and deep sleep states”.

Shri Swami Replied: The usage of Ahankara in the sense of pride is certainly observed in the world. The influence of this usage is so much that some ancient Sanskrit scholars also have taken the ahankara in the sense of pride as one of the four internal instruments (Antahkarana). The characteristic works of the these four instruments...

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FRAMES OF REFERENCE IN DISCUSSION
Posted on: 23/12/2014

Shri Phani asked “Please elaborate about ‘I’ and ‘you’ with respect to single reference”.

Shri Swami replied: You have to take the meanings of ‘I’ and ‘you’ with respect to the speech of either Krishna or Arjuna only till the end. You should not mix both the speeches and enlighten the meanings of ‘I’ and ‘you’, in which case misinterpretation results. First, you must know that the item is more important than the word. The items are linked with the words as per the selection by the humanity from the beginning. This link makes...

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GOD COMES DOWN FROM HIS UNIMAGINABLE STATE TO IMAGINABLE STATE IN INCARNATION
Posted on: 14/10/2014

Shri Phani asked: “You said that the Veda says that God created this (Tat) and God entered this (Tat). ‘This’ (Tat) means this entire world. The same word (Tat) is again used. This means God created this entire world and also entered this entire world. Therefore, all this world is God as stated in the Veda (Sarvam Khalvidam..., Eeshaavaasyamidam...).”

Swami replied: If somebody says that you have entered a house, does it mean that you have entered all the 100 rooms of the house? After entering the house, you may sit in one room. People will say that you have entered the house and are present in the house. Nobody says that you have entered...

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ADI SHAKTI OR INERT PRIMORDIAL ENERGY IS THE FIRST ITEM OF CREATION
Posted on: 03/10/2014

[Vijayadashami Day] Shri Ajay asked: “Lord Shiva is said to be the husband of Goddess Durga, Who is the primordial power (Adi Shakti) and from Whom Goddess Saraswati, Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Parvati emerged out. Again, Lord Shiva is said to be the husband of Goddess Parvati only. How to reconcile this concept?”

Swami replied: This is a good question, which is relevant to Vijayadashami the festival of today related to Goddess Durga. We can understand anything perfectly provided you know the essential meanings for which these personified names stand. Adi Shakti means the first item of the creation...

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NO EXPERIENCE EXISTS IN DEEP SLEEP
Posted on: 02/04/2014

Dr. Nikhil asked: “In the state of deep sleep, Advaita Philosophers feel that awareness is aware of itself only and is unaware of anything else. This state makes the soul to be called ‘Praajna’ meaning the highest intellectual state. In such case, how the total non-awareness is presented in this state?”

Shri Swami: In this state, total ignorance is experienced and nobody has even a trace of awareness. This is the experience of all the human beings and not a few, which may be discarded on the basis of defects...

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NON-EXISTENT CREATION EXISTS RELATIVELY DUE TO GOD
Posted on: 26/10/2013

Shri Ajay: God is said to be the truth. This does not give any specific information about God. In such case, the statement is useless since the word Truth also does not give any specific information.

Shri Swami: ‘Truth’ or ‘existence’ is a verbal noun that can be projected as subject as per requirement of the statement. If you say ‘he walks’, the word ‘he’ is the subject and the word ‘walks’ is the verb. The verb always needs a subject...

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COSMIC ENERGY IS ATMAN IN THE BROADEST SENSE
Posted on: 21/10/2013

Shri Phani: The Gita says that the soul is not different from the living thoughts of awareness and also is beyond the thoughts meaning that the soul is the basic inert energy (Nanyam Gunebhyah Kartaaram…). In such case, the soul is said to be non-inert and inert, which is a self-contradiction. What is Your explanation here?

Shri Swami: The word Atman used for the soul means that which pervades all the items (Atati iti Atmaa). If all the items indicate this entire world, the infinite cosmic inert energy is referred by the word Atman. In such case, the inert cosmic energy is the cause...

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THE PHYSICAL WORLD IS BASICALLY INERT ENERGY
Posted on: 13/10/2013

Shri Surya: You told previously that Apara Prakriti is a category containing five elements and three internal instruments (Antahkaranams) i.e., mind, intelligence and ego. The left over fourth internal instrument is memory (Chitta), which can be taken as general awareness (Chit)...

Shri Swami: Whatever already said by Me was the version of misconstrued Advaita Philosophy, which says that Para Prakriti is general awareness (Chit) and this general awareness maintains this entire...

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TRUE PERSPECTIVE OF SHANKARA'S PHILOSOPHY
Posted on: 18/06/2013

Imaginary World, Sole Cause of Worldly Problems: Shankara told that the soul is the absolute God and the world is imaginary and unreal. But, neither the soul is God nor is the world imaginary and unreal. God is omnipotent and is the Creator of this real world. God is the unique controller of this real world. Finally, this real world dissolves in God and disappears. None of these points is applicable to the soul. The soul has limited power and cannot create even an atom of this real world. The soul is unable to control even any system of its body like heart, kidney etc. Even an atom of the real world does not...

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SHRI RAMANA RECOMMENDED SEARCHING THE SOURCE OF 'I'
Posted on: 14/04/2013

Generally, people think that Shri Ramana Maharshi is a follower of Advaita. If this is correct, Shri Ramana should have told that the meaning of ‘I’ is God. According to the followers of Advaita, the ‘I’ is God (Aham Brahma Asmi). But, Shri Ramana always told that you should search for the source of ‘I’. If ‘I’ is God, there cannot be the source of ‘I’ since God is the ultimate source of this whole creation. The ‘I’ stands for the human soul. In Advaita, the soul is said to be God. Shri Ramana told that everybody should search for the source of ‘I’ and never told that anything...

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HAPPINESS LIES IN VARIATION
Posted on: 10/03/2013

[Shri Phani asked “I feel bored staying at home continuously and I feel like visiting different places. What is the reason for this feeling?”. Given below is Shri Swami’s reply.]

The mind always feels happy in change. If you are in a busy place, you will feel happy by going to an isolated place. But, if you are in an isolated place, you will feel happy by going to a busy place. Therefore, the happiness is not in any place or external atmosphere. The happiness lies only in the change of the state, which is totally related to your mind...

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GOD CHOOSES A MEDIUM WITH APPROPIATE MIXTURE OF QUALITIES
Posted on: 29/01/2013

he unimaginable God enters a human being to become human incarnation in order to give direction mainly in pravrutti to the majority of the humanity and to give direction to a few human beings in spiritual line, which is nivrutti. His main concentration is on pravrutti only to maintain the balance in the society and offers heaven as the reward to those, who followed His instructions in pravrutti. Those, who do not follow His instructions, will be punished in hell. Thus hell and heaven are related to pravrutti...

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RESOLVING CONTRADICTIONS IN THE STATEMENTS OF THE GITA
Posted on: 08/01/2013

[Evening Message] There are three statements in the Gita. i) The world is in Me, ii) I am not in the world and iii) The world is also not in Me (Matsthani sarva bhutani, na chaham teshvavasthitah, na cha matsthani bhutaani, nattvaham teshu te mayi...). God happens to be the unimaginable boundary of the imaginary world on all sides. [Example:] The area of the room is within the four walls. It is not beyond the four walls. It means it is in the control of the boundary wall. Though the area is within the boundary wall...

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