Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 29 Sep 2019

     

How can I become a disciple of Shri Datta Swami? Is it possible without actually meeting Him?

[Reply to a question by Anupam Kumar] Swami replied: The best student of Guru Droṇa was Ekalavya, who never saw or learnt anything directly from Guru Droṇa. His marvelous faith in the teacher made him an excellent warrior. Even this example is too big for our case. The training in martial arts involving a bow and arrow requires the teacher to demonstrate certain things practically. But the subject being discussed by us is theoretical spiritual knowledge, in which there is no such requirement of any practical demonstration. Of course, in the beginning, some practical demonstration is required wherein the Human Incarnation performs certain miracles. The miracles develop some initial faith among the devotees to overcome the starting trouble of any Incarnation. God Datta existing in Me, demonstrated certain miracles to attract some devotees initially. Later on, He has been delivering this excellent spiritual knowledge through Me. The One who demonstrated those miracles and the One who is preaching this excellent spiritual knowledge is indeed the ultimate unimaginable God (Parabrahman) Himself. He entered Me through God Datta. God is unimaginable to the mind, not to speak of being invisible to the eyes. While performing some miracles, God Datta appeared in Me, as an Energetic Incarnation for some time. The unimaginable God or Parabrahman, who is the actual Performer of the miracles and the actual Preacher of the spiritual knowledge, exists in a perfectly merged state in God Datta.

There are a few devotees, who have developed unimaginable faith in Me, even without seeing a single miracle and their faith was based on this excellent spiritual knowledge. Jesus has said that devotees who believe without seeing any miraculous proof are far more blessed than those who believe only after seeing some miraculous proof. If you read all My spiritual knowledge with utmost care and follow it in practice, you are completely successful, even if you do not see Me. Rāvaṇa saw God Śiva but was not blessed by Him. Rāma did not see God Śiva, but was blessed by Him owing to which Rāma was able to lead a life strictly in accordance with the spiritual knowledge. The faith of even those who believed Me after seeing the miracles exhibited by God Datta through Me, weakened upon seeing the common properties of My human medium, which is similar to other human beings.

Rama Shiva