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Human Incarnation Back Bone of Spiritual Knowledge Especially for Humanity

[October 14, 2016] Shri P V N M Sharma asked: The human incarnation is very much confusing because sometimes you say that God and human being merged homogeneously and the human being is God for all the devotees. At the same time, you say that God is different from human being component for the sake of human being component. Both these points are confusing devotees. Please give full clarity on this point.

Swami replied: This topic is back bone of spiritual knowledge especially for humanity. In fact, in your above statement itself, the answer is very clear. For all the devotees, who like to talk with God and serve Him directly, the human being component itself is 100% God because the merge is homogeneous for all practical purposes...

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Phases – Properties – Time – Angle of Reference

[October 02, 2016] Shri P V N M Sharma asked: How to correlate the two contradicting concepts: 1) the human being component is different from God. 2) The human form (human being) in which God exists Itself is God?

Swami replied: Due to this question only, the spiritual knowledge (Brahma Vidyaa or Brahma jnaanam) becomes most complicated to be understood by the devotees. The general saying in the world also resulted due to this complication only and the saying is “Is it Brahma Vidyaa?, So that we cannot understand that?” The confusion comes only when...

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Never Aspire Any Fruit From God Since God Has No Need Of Any Service From You In Reality

[February 04, 2016] (Shri Ranga Swamy, totally illiterate, is an exceptional devotee of Shri Swami. He participates in singing devotional songs along with Shri Swami. He is not aware of the contents of any message given by Shri Swami. Whenever, he sees Shri Swami, he keeps Rs.3,000/- as offering at the feet of Shri Swami. Shri Swami warned him several times not to offer like that because for a lower middle class man like him, it is not a small offering. He offers this amount every day to Shri Swami. Nobody knows how he earns that! Shri Swami went to the extent of saying that...

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Datta Swami’s Knowledge Characterised By Correlation Of Philosophies

[January 25, 2016 Evening Message] Shri Ajay asked: Please give us some more advises in the context of the propagation of this excellent spiritual knowledge.

Shri Swami Replied: This knowledge is exceptional and excellent given by Lord Dattatreya to all of us for the propagation in this world to uplift the humanity by removing the differences and by bringing unity in the concepts through the exposure of correct interpretations. This knowledge is mainly characterised by the correlation of various philosophies and concepts so that the divine peace can be established in this world without quarrels rising from differences in the arguments of the spiritual...

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Detachment From World Comes If Totally Immersed In God

[January 23, 2016 Part 2] Smt. Devi (wife of Dr. Nikhil) asked:

1) What is the secret of the human incarnation’s enjoyment of continuous pain and sorrow in His life? How can one see, understand and maintain the enjoyment given by God as permanent feature?

Shri Swami replied: Since the human incarnation coming to earth is continuously enjoying the sorrow in Its life, you have put this question with lot of sorrow and pain in your heart. God appreciates you for your concern towards Him even though it is based on ignorance. After all, diamond is diamond even if it is in dust and love is love even if it is in ignorance. Your ignorance is due to the trick (Maya) of the Human incarnation to get sympathy from innocent people like you! Beware of its Maya! Suppose a person is eating sweets in the kitchen and is not seen by others. He comes to the dining hall...

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Main Deserving Quality Of Soul To Become Incarnation Is Not To Aspire For It

[December 31, 2015 Remaining Questions of the Message on December 28, 2015] Dr. Nikhil asked:

3) How can the black nature (ignorance) be helpful in the spiritual path?

Shri Swami Replied: The black nature (Tamas) is very important in the spiritual field like the black hole in the process of creation. The importance of this quality comes in the final stage of spiritual effort. This creation including the three qualities is created by God only, which cannot have obviously negative sense that leads to rejection. Entire creation coming from God has always positive sense that is useful in the spiritual effort. The negative sense to the qualities comes only due to the wrong direction created by souls. The rejection is regarding the wrong direction only and not regarding the quality created by God...

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Incarnation Alone Provides Opportunity For Direct Worship
p>[December 10, 2015] Shri Anil asked: Pada namaskaram Swami

1) Please forgive me for asking the following question. If You are willing kindly give answer to the following question.

Somewhere in Your knowledge, You have mentioned about Your three future incarnations (place/name etc). However in the main discourses; this topic is not covered so far. Can You please elaborate on this further for the benefit of all devotees.

Shri Swami replied: The human incarnations are always taken by the Lord Dattatreya, which are primarily for giving the spiritual knowledge to the hungry humanity so that the humanity gets the benefit both in Pravrutti and Nivrutti. I am only one of the several human media used by Him like the dress. When I said that I will incarnate again in Devgad, Benares and Kaladi, it is the direct speech of the Lord Himself through My voice. Of course, you are also correct from your angle that you should take Monism between the God and the human medium of the human incarnation for getting the real benefit. At the same time, I should also save Myself from the ego that I incarnate in the future since I am also a human being like yourself. Your statement should not pollute Me...

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Context Depends on Likes & Dislikes of God

[November 17, 2015 Evening] Shri Phani asked:

1) With reference to the answer given by You to Dr. Nikhil today, is it not better to do the personal work of God in human form than the propagation of His knowledge for the welfare of the humanity to prove that God is higher than humanity?
2) Don't You think that the caste system by birth is more accurate since the genetic engineering says that the qualities are transmitted from generation to generation by birth in the dynasty of a caste?

Shri Swami Replied: 1) Your love, which is the practical sacrifice, should be proved to be towards God only and nothing else. Nothing other than God is even equal to God and not to speak of higher status for it (Na tat Samah - Veda). This must be proved clearly in every activity of the devotee. You must do such service, which is liked by God and ultimately pleases Him. This should be the criterion to test which type of work is personal...

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No Alive Messenger Becomes Famous

[November 16, 2015] Dr. Nikhil asked “You said that You are cooking the food (spiritual knowledge) and that we have to cater the food to the deserving devotees. Several people say that this spiritual knowledge is excellent. Please tell the program about this”.

Shri Swami replied: You can establish a trust along with your friendly devotees and form a trust for the propagation of the spiritual knowledge given by Lord Dattatreya through Me. You need not seek permission from anybody to do good divine work by which God is extremely pleased. God has given this knowledge through Me and the same God will propagate this knowledge through all of you. The only precaution here is that all of us including Me should be always aware...

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Medium of incarnation has properties like birth, death, thirst, illness etc.

[October 29, 2015] Shri P V N M Sharma asked: Surdas sang about Lord Krishna telling his mother that He did not eat the butter (mai nahi khaaya) and subsequently telling that He alone ate the butter (mai ne hi khaaya). I enjoyed the beauty of similarity in the words in both statements.

Shri Swami Replied: The enjoyment you got from the words is very little compared to the bliss you receive on knowing the inner meaning. The serpents licked the grass on which the vessel of divine nectar was kept. The angels licked the drops of the divine nectar directly. The difference existing between serpents and the angels will be the same as the difference between the enjoyment from words of poetry...

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Properties Of Human Body Neither Disappear Nor Affected With Entry Of God

[September 29, 2015] Shri Ajay asked: Shri Shirdi Sai Baba is not liked by some traditional Hindu priests for His non-vegetarian food and the habit of smoking through the pipe called Hukka. Please explain this point.

Shri Swami Replied: The habit of non-vegetarian food was a created story by non-vegetarians to have the support from Baba for their sin. Of course, the divinity has no link with the food habits and external culture. Shri Rama, the Lord in human form, was also a non-vegetarian. Shri Baba used to supply the non-vegetarian food for the non-vegetarian guests. Even Jesus and Mohammed were non-vegetarians. Buddha and Mahavir Jain totally opposed this non-vegetarian food to avoid killing the animals and birds for food. The point here is that when God comes in human form...

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Concept From God Will Pass Through All Acid & Fire Tests

[August 28, 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 as the speech...

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No Fixed Norms & Procedures In Divine Service To Please God

[October 26, 2014] Swami's reply for the questions by Shri Nikhil Kothurkar, Associate Professor, Amrita University, Coimbatore on 25-10-14.

1. Which of the two ways of serving the Human Incarnation of God is better? i) Like a servant promptly obeying orders: doing exactly what is told immediately and doing it only when told. ii) or like the devotee taking the initiative: Doing something useful for Him, based on the best...

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God Comes Down From His Unimaginable State To Imaginable State In Incarnation

[October 14, 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, this entire 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...

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Highest God Achieved With Highest Difficulty

[August 15, 2014 Independence Day] Shri Ramanath asked "What is the best way to please God? What is meant by sixth sense? I think that the best effort is that type of service for which the fruit is to become the human incarnation".

Swami replied: What best pleases somebody should be expressed by that person himself. What best pleases you need not be the best that pleases God. People generally rub their liking on God and propagate that their liking is the best path to please God and hence, everybody should follow...

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The Pain In The Fall Shows The Real Devotion

[January 1, 2014 New Year Eve] Smt. Devi asked: Padanamaskarams Swamiji, I am writing to ask You these questions, which have been bothering me for a long time. However, I am unable to express them properly. I have tried my best below to explain my present state of mind. But, You know better than me regarding it and how to come out of this situation. At this point, these questions are all I have to offer...

Swami Replied: The most difficult part of the spiritual knowledge is the concept of contemporary human incarnation. If this topic is deleted, the spiritual effort becomes very easy from all sides and at the same time reaching the goal also vanishes. If this concept is thrown away, direct approach to God becomes impossible and the real competition between God and world disappears. In absence of alive human incarnation...

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Same God in All Incarnations and Same Soul in All Living Beings

[December 25, 2013 Christmas] The Gita says that the same God exists in different human incarnations and looks like divided (Avibhaktam Vibhakteshu). But, God is not divided because God is not imaginable item with spatial dimensions. God being unimaginable exists totally in each human incarnation and the concept of division, which is applied to imaginable items of the world, cannot apply to God, who is beyond space. Hence, the logic applied to discuss the imaginable...

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God Prefers Eligible Devotee as Medium to Incarnate

[November 07, 2013 Naga Chaturthi Day] There is a famous song 'Khelati Brahmande Yo Ramah Sa eva Khelati Pindande'. This means that the same Rama, who is playing in this world, is also playing in this human body. The Advaita Philosophers immediately jump often to interpret this to conclude that the same Lord entertained by this world is present in the human body of everybody as soul. This is wrong interpretation based on the ambition to become God without any...

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Most Essential And Complicated Concepts

[October 27, 2013] In the entire spiritual knowledge meant for humanity, the most essential and the most complicated concepts are only two. One is the contemporary human incarnation and the other is the sacrifice of fruit of the work (Karmaphala Tyaga). The Gita gives stress on these two points projecting Krishna as the contemporary human incarnation in that time. The first concept brings the unimaginable God Himself before your eyes...

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Absolute God Always Available on Earth

[October 13, 2013 Mr. Martin from USA asked "What does Shri Datta Swami say regarding Sathya Sai Baba leaving human form and the connection to devotees? Is Shri Datta Swami new God in human form for devotees?"]

Swami replied: If I accept your proposal that I am the new God, it will create new problems. It will hurt the minds of several devotees. Generally, human beings are reluctant...

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God Incarnates Whenever Necessary

[July 13, 2013] A devotee asked: 'One person says that the details of human incarnation are given in the scripture itself so that we need not search for the human incarnation through our analysis'.

Swami replied: The scripture does not give the detailed address of any specific human incarnation since God is not bound by any official schedule and can incarnate anywhere and anytime ...

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God in Human Form - Avatara

Most religions cannot accept the concept of God with a form. Further, some religions do not allow the acceptance of God in a human form. Yet every religion agrees to the fact that the Lord is all-knowing and all-powerful. If this is true then He, who is beyond all forms, can take up any form by His Will. If there is even a single form that He cannot take up, then He is not all-powerful. Therefore one must accept that the Lord can take up even the human form. He can take up a human form and come to earth as a human being. Such a human being is called the human incarnation of God or an Avatara. Not only that the Lord is capable of incarnating in human form but He has also done so in every age and continues to do so even today. He, alone came to the world as all the prophets and human incarnations of the Lord (Avataras) in the past...

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The Only Technique

A devotee, Shri G. Lakshman once asked Swami, "What is the use of the form of God, when I can experience God directly, once I come to know His qualities?" Swami replied to his question by a spontaneous discourse in the two parts given below.

Shri G. Lakshman is an excellent devotee who is literally crazy for divine knowledge. When he hears divine knowledge from Swami, he forgets to eat or sleep. He donates lot of money for the propagation of this divine knowledge in the service of Lord Datta. Recently Swami gave him a vision of Lord Ananta Padmanabha for a long time and Shri Lakshman was immersed in the infinite bliss for several days...

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Religion and Rationality

[A person claiming to be a true Christian said that he does not believe human rationality and introduction of God through the human body. Swami gave the following discourse on this topic].

Let us begin by asking what is meant by denying human rationality? Does it mean:

(a) Whatever the human being says, rational (reasonable) or irrational (reasonless), should not be accepted?

(b) Or whatever is reasonably said by the human being should not be accepted? (Implying that only that which is irrational and said by a human being should be accepted).

If you take the first case, since you are a human being, whatever you say should not be accepted, whether what you say is reasonable or reasonless. If it is the second case, you would be accepted only if whatever, you said were reasonless. In that case you should be a mad person because only mad people speak reasonless statements...

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