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IF A STUDENT SURRENDERS HIS LIFE FOR GOD, WILL GOD COMPENSATE HIM WITH AN EXCELLENT SCHOOL LIFE?
Posted on: 19/11/2018

Ms. Arsha asked: Why can’t a student surrender his entire life time for the divine purpose? As you have mentioned in one of your recent discourses that, the leisure time which is used by a student for his entertainment can be used for focusing in spirituality i.e., in reading spiritual knowledge. But the divine knowledge is such a vast and valuable treasure which should be given enough time, rather than a 30 minute leisure period. So if a student surrenders his life including his school time and play time in God's work then will he be compensated with an excellent school life? If he spends his time with his own liking and interest in God and his knowledge will he be given good results in his school? Is it important to spend time for school as well? Because I feel school work is very boring, knowledge of God is really different and interesting. So will it be fine if i spend minimum time for school?

Swami replied: The most important part of spiritual knowledge is to realize that we are not God originally. After that, it is important to study the personality of God. This means we should study how He behaves with us, in response to our behavior with Him. Our behavior is based on our worldly qualities (Durgunas), while God’s behavior reveals His divine qualities (Kalyaana gunas). Studying His behavior towards us...

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DOES GOD COME IN THE FORM THAT IS WISHED BY HIS DEVOTEE?
Posted on: 18/11/2018

Ms. Arsha asked: Does God fulfil his devotee’s desire by incarnating on earth in that particular form, even though there are enough number of incarnations for that time or that Kala? Is there a restriction in the number of incarnations in a particular period, in other words is there any limitation on the number of avatars, that have taken form during a time?

Swami replied: Even before creating this world, the unimaginable God descended down as the first Energetic Incarnation called Datta or Father of heaven. He did this to express Himself for the sake of the souls who were to be created later. Datta, which is the name of the first Energetic Incarnation, means ‘given’. It means that through the form of Datta, the absolute God, who is beyond space and time, and who is unimaginable to all souls, can now be grasped by the souls. So actually, God did not incarnate because of the desire of souls. The concept of incarnation was not the idea of souls. It was the noble idea of the unimaginable God Himself...

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WILL IT BE PRACTICAL TO PROPAGATE THE DIVINE KNOWLEDGE IN THIS KALI YUGA?
Posted on: 17/11/2018

Ms. Arsha asked: Padanamaskaram Swamiji! This is Arsha. I hope You are fine Swamiji. I had some questions that were making me restless. So I wanted to ask them to you and clear my doubts. I would be really blessed if You would clear them. Swamiji please forgive me if there is any mistake in any of my questions or in my way of asking the questions. Please always be with me Swamiji. The three questions are given below. Yours Lovingly, Arsha.

In this cruel yuga where there is violence and misunderstanding everywhere, will it be practical to propagate the divine knowledge?

Swami replied: We are doing the propagation of spiritual knowledge as the work of God, whom we like the most. We are not doing this work with an aspiration for any fruit from God in return as our salary. We know very well that the fruit of God’s work is in the hands of God alone. We also know very well that God is very very potent...

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BRAHMA LOKA COMES TO SHRI. C. B. K. MURTHY
Posted on: 14/11/2018

Shri C. B. K. Murthy, the first pillar of the mission of the propagation of the spiritual knowledge of Swami, expired at 11.00 pm on 09.11.2018. On the same day from 09.00 pm onwards, Swami was watching a movie on Shri Akkalkot Maharaj played on the television from a pen-drive. The last scene in the movie in which Shri Maharaj breathed His last, appeared exactly at 11.00 pm. Swami suffered in terrible pain and wept for half an hour, indicating the death of His important devotee. Swami did not weep like this previously while seeing this picture. A week earlier, the son of Shri C. B. K. Murthy had come and told Swami that his father was constantly uttering the name of Swami. Swami replied that He would come to his house to see him in just a week and that it would be His last visit to the devotee! The family members of the devotee told Swami that the devotee in his last days was always remembering the name of Swami alone and was praying to Swami to uplift his soul...

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ASTROLOGY IS PART OF SPIRITUAL PHILOSOPHY
Posted on: 08/11/2018

Shri Parikshit Baugh asked: Is an individual responsible for his or her own actions (karma) or is the individual bound by planetary influences (astrology)?

Namaskar and Pranam Swamiji. Kindly answer the following question: [Question: As per the great sages like Parashara, Jaimini and Varahmihira, every human being is effected by planetary movements in every conceivable aspect of life. That's how hindu astrology came into being. There are planets and houses governing each and every sphere of life. The question arises, if every individual is bound by the effects of the planets and nakshatras then obviously all his thoughts and actions are the result of such heavenly movements. In this case he merely does what the aspecting planet wants him to do. Then what is Karma? Why is the individual punished/rewarded for the actions for which he is not responsible? Either there is no concept of Karma or there is no Astrology? Pranam on your divine lotus feet.]

Swami replied: Astrology is a part of the subject of God (spiritual philosophy) although it is often misunderstood to be a field unrelated to the subject of God. You must also distinguish between astronomy and astrology. Astronomy deals with the inert planets that we see in the sky. Astrology deals with the subject of the presiding deities of these planets, which control the administration of the world. Your house is like the inert physical planet whereas you...

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ADULTERATION IN SCRIPTURES: THE WHOLE STORY
Posted on: 07/11/2018

Dr. Nikhil wrote: Padanamaskarams Swamiji! I would like to submit these two verses at Your divine feet. It is with reference to Your answer titled "Contradictions In The Scripture Due To Adulteration" dated November 04, 2018, given in response to my question. In the Bhagavad Gītā, Arjuna asked several questions, which the Lord answered in great detail, in the most wonderful manner. Finally, Arjuna was fully convinced. He expressed His full satisfaction and conviction in the words "Naṣṭo moha...". I feel that the Gītā, which is the divine discussion between the Lord and His devotee, is not complete unless the devotee expresses full satisfaction...

Swami replied: Datta is very much interested in uplifting the souls in this creation. He is the invisible Speaker (Person), who is delivering this wonderful knowledge through the throat of this visible Datta Swami. The throat is like a mic (microphone) and this Datta Swami is like the stand holding that throat-mic, from which this knowledge is emerging. The real Speaker is God Datta alone...

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PROGRESS IN CAREER AND SPIRITUALITY
Posted on: 06/11/2018

Ms. Thalla Laxmi Thryloka asked: Namah Shivaya Swami! I'm Thalla Laxmi Thrylokya, a final year B.Tech student from Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore. Being a student of Dr.Nikhil Kothurkar Sir, I'm fortunate to know about Brahmavidya and receive teachings directly from him. I started evolving in rapid pace since the day I met Nikhil Sir. He is one person who feels suffocated when we praise him for who he is and gives all the credit to you...

Swami replied: First, you have to sustain yourself. For this, you are working hard to get a degree with a good level of achievement so that it fetches you a job. Apart from pursuing this main activity, only a little time remains with us. Yet any student definitely has some leisure time remaining, which is usually spent on some entertainment activities. You can divert that leisure...

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CONTRADICTIONS IN THE SCRIPTURE DUE TO ADULTERATION
Posted on: 04/11/2018

Dr. Nikhil asked: Padanamaskarams Swamiji! My question is with reference to Your reply to Shri Durgaprasad, given on October 26, 2018. You have said that the commentaries of the divine preachers on scriptures, varied in their conclusions due to the adulteration of the original text. You have said that this is the reason why we often find mutually contradicting concepts within the same scripture. However, I am unable to understand this point. How can the adulteration of the scripture lead to mutually conflicting concepts and conclusions?

Swami replied: The word ‘scripture’ mentioned by Me in My earlier reply, means not only the primary scripture, the Veda but also secondary scriptures like the Gita, the Manusmruti, the Brahma Sutras, the Puraanams etc. Of course, the Veda was preserved by recitation in the old times and adulteration was almost impossible. But for that reason, we should not leave out logical analysis. Adulteration in the Veda is clearly seen in the Shri Suktam, which is a hymn in praise of Goddess Śrī. In some verses of this...

 

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ENERGY CONSERVATION AND YOGA
Posted on: 03/11/2018

Shri P V N M Sharma asked: Swami! Why do you put off the lights and fans as soon as we leave the room?

Swami replied (jokingly): O Learned and Devoted Servants of God! You know that I am the light of spiritual knowledge and a fan of God Datta. There is always jealousy between similar items since likes repel each other. The light and the fan are My rivals and so I always put them off!

(Seriously): We should use electricity with utmost care only whenever we have a real necessity. People leave the lights and fans on even after they leave the rooms. They try to show off their false generosity and richness...

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SHRI DATTAGURU BHAGAVAT GITA: PART-3 (CHAPTER-15 CONTD...)
Posted on: 31/10/2018

47. Many people have no real faith in the existence of God and are greatly attracted only to their worldly bonds, with money and family. Yet, they worship God by reciting prayers and singing songs. Reciting prayers, singing devotional songs or meditating are only related to words and the mind. It is called theoretical devotion, which involves only mental or verbal expression of the love for God. These clever worldly people adopt theoretical devotion for getting protection and benefits from God...

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SHRI DATTAGURU BHAGAVAT GITA: PART-3 (CHAPTER-15 CONTD...)
Posted on: 30/10/2018

(Vision of Omnipresence of Shri Datta)

21. When I merge with the medium to appear as an Energetic Incarnation in the upper worlds, I merge with the soul. The external energetic body is also pervaded by Me based on the requirement. Similarly, when I become a Human Incarnation, I merge with the soul as usual. I also pervade the human body consisting of energy and matter, whenever there is a need. When Krishna lifted the huge hill on His tender finger, I pervaded all over His body. This is called as a complete miracle since Krishna did not become larger than the hill to lift it. Remaining as a small tender boy, He lifted the huge hill. In this miracle, there is a total failure of worldly logic. Hence, I alone can be the performer of such a miracle...

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DESERVINGNESS OF THE RECIPIENT OF DONATION
Posted on: 25/10/2018

The following online discussion took place between Shri Durgaprasad (Prasad) and Shri Srimannarayana Murthy on the importance of finding a deserving recipient for donation (sacrifice of the fruit of one’s work). Shri Durgaprasad requested Shri Swami to kindly throw light on this topic.

Murthy: It is extremely difficult to locate an appropriate recipient for our donation, especially in the present dark age of materialism (Kaliyuga).

Prasad: You are right! That is why we need a lot of analysis. We should do a deep analysis to identify the deserving recipient, even if it takes a long time. Once the deserving recipient is identified...

Swami replied: The best way is to wait until you get the best deserving recipient. Lord Krishna never donated anything to anybody in His life. He waited till the best recipient, Sudaama (Kuchela) came to Him. To Sudaama, He donated a huge amount of wealth. Krishna is the highest elevated soul and all of us, being in the process of elevation, should follow His path. However, if you do not have that much patience, you must at least donate to the available-best...

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IS SERVING GOD IN ONE’S LEISURE TIME SUFFICIENT TO REACH GOD?
Posted on: 23/10/2018

Shri P. V. N. M. Sharma asked Shri Swami the following question: “You have said that serving God in the time remaining after completing one’s worldly duties and taking due rest is sufficient to reach God. Could You please explain this more clearly?”

Swami replied: O Learned and Devoted Servants of God! The preaching of God is always meant for the majority. Apart from that, separate preaching for the minority is given individually. In this age of Kali, the majority of human beings are in the level of animals (Dushpravrutti). The preaching given to them should be confined to their journey from the lowest level of animals to the middle level of ideal human beings...

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SHRI DATTAGURU BHAGAVAT GITA: PART-3 (CHAPTER-15)
Posted on: 09/10/2018

God-Preacher Shri Datta spoke:

  1. My body is made of this subtle cosmic energy only in a qualitative sense and not in a quantitative sense. Neglecting the quantitative sense, and taking it only in a qualitative sense, You can say that this entire cosmos is just My body alone. People mistake this entire cosmos to be My body in a quantitative sense also.
  2. The above concept that this universe is made of inert subtle cosmic energy alone, is justified in the sense that the awareness, matter and energy put together, form the original subtle cosmic energy. This is because, matter and awareness are just different forms...

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SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE RAMAYANAM
Posted on: 05/10/2018

Shri P. V. N. M. Sharma asked Shri Swami to explain the significance of the Ramayanam in the spiritual knowledge. Given below is the reply of Shri Swami.

The Ramayanam provides guidance in worldly life (pravrutti) and it internally shows the path of spiritual life (nivrutti) also because the name of Rama is recognized as the path of total salvation (Taraka Mantra). There are three levels of souls. These levels are linked with the qualities of the souls and not with the form of the physical body. These three levels are:

  1. Dushpravrutti: It is the level of total injustice and is found in animals.
  2. Pravrutti: It is the level of total justice and is found in human beings.
  3. Nivrutti: It is the level beyond justice and injustice. It is full divine love and is found in divine personalities, called as God-Men...

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ADVICE OF SWAMI TO HIS BELOVED DEVOTEES: PART-2
Posted on: 02/10/2018

The most important point is unity among all the devotees to co-ordinate and support each other in the propagation work of God. Let there be difference in the approach to the program. This difference between the devotees must be diverted to the difference in the capacities of receiving and to the difference in liking the presentation of the receivers in the humanity. The unity of these devotees shall be confined to the unity of the concepts of God Datta. There are only two items:- 1) internal packed material, which is the spiritual knowledge containing the concepts of God Datta without any change and 2) external packing material, which is the presentation of the subject...

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SWAMI'S MESSAGE ON SUPREME COURT RULING ON ADULTERY
Posted on: 30/09/2018

(On 28.09.2018 the judgement given by Supreme Court came in news papers, which says that the personal relationship between a lady and gent with mutual consent is not wrong since it is linked to mind and emotion. Several devotees phoned and requested Swami to analyze this issue and give a message. Following is the message given by Swami on that issue.)

When marriage-ritual takes place between a male and female, both promise before God that both will confine to each other only without any deviation. Such promise is done on God, who is omniscient, omnipotent and most holy personality. There is no second equal personality to God and not to speak of higher personality than God as said by the Veda (Na tat samaschaabhyadhikashcha...). For any believer in God, there is nothing and none higher than God...

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ADVICE OF SWAMI TO HIS BELOVED DEVOTEES: PART-1
Posted on: 30/09/2018

God Dattatreya gave Me the excellent concepts of spiritual knowledge based on which this spiritual knowledge is prepared. I was telling God Datta about certain concepts on which majority of humanity feel very much inconvenient, who may even strongly oppose such concepts and may even go away without reading other excellent and useful concepts. God Datta replied Me “it is none of your business to alter My concepts. I am not a business man concentrating on selling of My concepts to public and make profit on business...

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DIVINE SATSANGA
Posted on: 25/09/2018

Dr. Nikhil & Smt. Devi phoned to Swami on 21-09-2018 at 9.00 pm., and asked the following questions for which Swami gave the answers. This spiritual discussion is presented as the Satsanga here.

1) Can you give the message on this occasion of Ganesha Chaturthii Festival?

Ans) God Ganesha is said to be creator of obstacles (Vighnakartaa) as well as remover of obstacles (Vighnahartaa). Both these adjectives contradict each other. This indicates madness of a person to do something in one time and to do the opposite in another time. Unless you find the correlation, there is no solution. A contradiction always indicates different references....

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SIGNIFICANCE OF EKAADASHII
Posted on: 24/09/2018

Shri Ajay asked:- Phani told me that You have explained about the seven divine gates of God long back while sitting in the chair in the north side on the early morning of the festival day of Lord Vishnu. That was excellent. Please repeat the message given on that day by You regarding the seven gates since that message was not recorded.

Swami replied:- On that day, I was made to sit on the chair placed in the north side gate of the house and devotees prostrated to My feet with the faith that the North facing gates are opened on that pious day of Ekaadashii.

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