Saraswati River of Spiritual Knowledge

Articles: Year-2017


[April 23, 2017] Prof. Bhanoji Rao (F/O Kishore Ram) asked the following Questions:

1) Jesus preached right spiritual knowledge upto the age of 32 years. Later on, His life ended abrupt. Had He lived more, the program might have been completed. What is your opinion on this point?

Swami Replied: Whatever quantum of Spiritual knowledge was preached by Jesus, it was as per the divine plan only. The knowledge preached by Jesus was planned as the prescribed first part of divine knowledge to be preached by Jesus. The extension of spiritual knowledge by disciples after Jesus was also as per the divine plan of God only. In the case of divine people like Jesus, there is no question of abrupt ending of the divine program...

Subject area: Christianity


[April 15, 2017] Dr. Nikhil asked (on Phone), 1) One of my relative says “You need not leave the family bonds for the sake of God. We believe in the existence of creator. Doing Social service is good and that is also not compulsory. Spiritual progress is selfish only.” Please comment on these remarks.

Swami Replied: Nobody told that you should leave family bonds for the sake of God. For your information, by leaving family bonds, you cannot get the grace of God. What I told was simply that the family bonds get spontaneously dropped due to your over attachment to God. If I say that if one drinks divine nectar, he will leave coffee, this doesn't mean that you should leave coffee for getting divine nectar...

DATTA VEDA - 9th Chapter (presented By P. V. N. M. Sharma)

[09-04-1994, 9.00 p.m. On this day a special festival of worship was done to goddess Bhramaramba in Her temple. The doors of the temple were closed. In the external extension of temple (Veranda), Swami, Shri CBK Murthy and Smt. Bhavani were sitting. Shri CBK Murthy closed his eyes and was chanting the name of Shiva using a garland of beads. Little far from him, Swami was sitting reciting the 100 verses written by Shankara on Goddess Shakti (Soundarya Lahari) and Smt. Bhavani was sitting near Swami hearing the verses. It was 9 pm in the night. Suddenly, a 10-12 year old stout-black girl with round face having white ash on forehead with a central round...

Subject area: Hinduism


[April 01, 2017 2nd Message] Shri Kishore Ram Asked: 1) Padmanamaskaram Shri Dattaswami!!! Bond with God either is Pravrutti or Nivrutti is highly essential for any spiritual aspirant. This is what i understood as the essence of the spiritual knowledge from your preachings. However, due to a small incident in my house last week, I was deeply pained and have few queries on it.

a) If family bond becomes a hurdle in my spiritual progress directly or indirectly becoming an obstruction in the propagation of Swami's divine knowledge (Satsanga), What can I do?...

Swami Replied: In Telephone, I told some points related to yourself, which you should not have taken to your family members directly. I know your stage in the spiritual path and hence the knowledge suitable to your state was spoken by Me to you. If you take this knowledge to the people of a different lower state, there will be repulsion. A P.G. student came...

Subject area: Universality


[April 01, 2017] Shri Balaji Asked: 1) In the verse below,

“satyena labhyas tapasa hy esa atma samyag-jnanena, brahmacharyena nityam, antah-sarire-jyotir-mayo hi subhro yam pasyanti, yatayah kshinadosah”

Can we take the overall meaning of 'antah-sarire...pasyanti' to imply devotees freed of sinful actions will see God in human form?

Swami Replied: 'Inside the body' does not mean that whether it is own body of the sage (yati) or the human body of someone else. Due to this, we can take the meaning in three ways. 1) It can mean the soul present in the own body of sage. Here, the soul is said to be full of light (Jyotirmayah). Jyoti means light or inert energy. The word ‘Maya’ can mean a modification (Mayat vikaare). Since the soul or awareness is the work-modification of the inert energy in the specific nervous system existing within the body, Jyotirmaya can clearly mean the soul or awareness...

Subject area: Hinduism


[March 25, 2017 2nd Message] Dr. K.V. Prasad asked: What is the difference between Eshwara of Shankara and Hiranyagarbha of Datta Swami in the state of deep sleep?

Swami replied: In the deep sleep, imaginable relative awareness (generated by inert energy functioning in a specific nervous system) cannot exist. Of course, a part of the brain is always functioning sending signals for the sake of the functioning of various biological systems of the body and such inert activity can’t be called as awareness, which is just similar to functioning of signal lights for traffic in centers of cross-roads...


[March 25, 2017] Shri Kishore, Hrushikesh and Karthik asked: In one place, You said that a beggar is under the punishment of God and to help the beggar becomes sin since we are interfering with the divine administration. In another place, on other hand, You said that helping the beggars must be done by constructing beggar homes. How to reconcile and correlate both these contradicting concepts?

Swami replied: In your question itself, the answer is in hidden state as found through two words: 'In one place' and 'in another place'. The same true concept is taken in one angle in one place and in another angle in another place. The very important point is that when two angles exist for a concept, you should not take any angle as the sole true angle...

Subject area: Universality


[March 18, 2017] Shri Balaji asked: Respected Swamiji, Kindly clarify the following 2 verses of Mundaka Upanishad: 1) MUN.3.8 (Yatha Nadhyah... Vidvaan Nama Rupaath Vimuktah Paraathparam Purusham Upaiti Divyam).

Swami Replied: This verse is specifically aimed at removal of the difference between various forms of God by reaching the innermost and ultimate unimaginable God existing in all the divine forms. Let us take God Shiva of the Shaiva followers and God Vishnu of Vaishnava followers...

Subject area: Hinduism


[March 18, 2017] Shri Anil asked: In the recent reply to the letter of Dr. Nikhil, 1) You said that Datta will protect His real devotee. Does this mean that Datta alone is having omnipotence?

Swami replied: Datta means the unimaginable God given to the creation through the first energetic incarnation. The meaning of the word ‘Datta’ clearly indicates that Datta does not mean the first energetic incarnation related to a specific religion called Hinduism. 'God given' means in general and is related to every religion. The same unimaginable God is indirectly referred by different names and forms of the medium taken by God for His expression. Even the basic material of the medium is inert energy only and the innermost unimaginable God is also the same, whatever may be the religion. Other religions call Datta as Father of Heaven or Allah...

Subject area: Universality


[March 11, 2017] Dr. Nikhil asked: Padanamaskarams Swamiji,

[With great hesitation I would like to seek Your advice on this personal matter. It has been going on in my mind for years and I have not been able to resolve it. You are my only Parent, Friend, Guide and Goal. So, I am taking the liberty to ask this to You. After millions of births, in this lifetime, You have given me this opportunity...

Swami Replied: My Dear Dr. Nikhil, The Veda says that God and world are opposite to each other like North and South poles (duramete...). Both God and world are the two election candidates competing with each other standing for your vote. World promises you to give happiness if you vote for it like the present politician promising several schemes of welfare provided you vote for him/her. God is totally opposite to this candidate...


[March 04, 2017] Dr. Nikhil asked: Padanamaskarams Swamiji, I would like to submit this question at Your divine feet. Your servant, Nikhil.

Dr. Nikhil: 1) When education is such a low priority in India, how can a change in society happen through spiritual education?

Swami Replied: Dr. Nikhil represents a typical human mind facing all practical problems in the divine service and wishes that I should give a message for the sake of such devotees through him. Since he has true faith in Me that I am the human incarnation of Lord Datta, I responded in the line of his faith. My response is confined to My true devotees only...

DATTA VEDA - 8th Chapter : Part-3 (presented By P. V. N. M. Sharma)

In the old age people think to go to holy places and live there so that they think that they will be far from the worldly issues involving their grand children. First of all you are wasting your energy and time by such thoughts in your house. Do you think that all those who stay in holy places got salvation? Do you think that all those who stayed in their houses did not get salvation? There is one psychological clue here. When you stay in congenial atmosphere, your mind will run to the opposite atmosphere. When you are at home, your mind goes to the holy place. When you are in holy place, your mind goes to home. Your mind always gets repelled by whatever is before you and is attracted to whatever is far from you!...

Subject area: Hinduism


[February 25, 2017 Maha Shivraatri] The three instruments (Trikarana) are 1) Mind, 2) Word and 3) Action. Mind generates word and action. Action gives full effect to others. If you injure somebody, the other person suffers a lot and thus action is the full potential field of fruit. Though, Mind is generator of action, by itself, it is ineffective to exhibit any practical fruit...

DATTA VEDA (8th Chapter: Part-2)

[February 12 2017] This creation can never touch Me and hence I am called as Nirguna. I can’t be captured by any extent of imagination or logical analysis and hence I am the real Avyakta. The soul is only a part of My creation and I am always beyond the creation. The real root-spiritual knowledge is the knowledge of My unknowable nature only. You can worship Me as this infinite cosmos or any part of it you like that stands as My representative model...

Subject area: Hinduism

DATTA VEDA (8th Chapter: Part-1)

[February 12 2017] {On 20—09—1993, the couple along with Swami visited a saint called as Swami Narendra Maharaj to whose feet all the three submitted their salutations with respect. Maharaj felt some divinity in Swami. On the evening of that day, the couple and Swami went to the temple as usual. Maharaj also came to the temple standing far behind and found Swami and couple in the usual crowd...

Subject area: Hinduism


[February 11, 2017] Dr. Nikhil asked:: In the fourth chapter of Datta Veda (dated 10/01/2017), there was a discussion on the four states as mentioned in the Mandukya Upanishad. I seek a few clarifications related to it. Before posing the questions, I would like to summarize my understanding of the Upanishad. I request You to kindly confirm or correct my understanding. In the first section, the Upanishad explains that the symbol OM (AUM) indicates Brahman (God) in relation with the three stages in creation namely creation...

Subject area: Hinduism

DATTA VEDA - 7th Chapter (presented By P. V. N. M. Sharma)

(Smt. Bhavani got a dream in which Lord Datta appeared saying “I will now tell you three important points”. She suddenly awoke and found Swami sitting on His bed, who told her “following are the three important points: 1) don’t brood over past and plan for future dream. 2) Concentrate in the present time to do the important work and 3) no soul here, about which you are so fascinated, will at least even recognize you there after death...

Subject area: Hinduism

Passing of Nivrutti Test Should Not Be Based on Fear & Attraction

[February 10, 2017] Shri Anil asked (on phone): In the recent answers, you told that Peter failed in the Nivrutti test of God. But, Peter offered his life to save the life of Jesus. Does it not prove that he is a high devotee of the level of Nivrutti?

Swami replied (On phone): In the question paper given by God, which is referred by you, Peter failed. Peter might have passed in chemistry paper, but, failed in the physics paper conducted in March examination. The result given...

Last Birth for Getting Salvation Must Be Birth of Female Only

[February 07, 2017] Shri Anil asked: Padanamaskaram Swami

1) A 30-year-old man killed himself by slitting his throat in Jharkhand in a ritual to appease a goddess depicted in Hindu scriptures as having severed her own head with a scimitar. Kindly give Your opinion on such extreme steps.

Swami Replied: All such deeds indicate the climax of ignorance and foolishness resulting due to lack of proper spiritual knowledge. The action is called as Karma...

Subject area: Christianity

Mind Gains Strength Due to Emotion & Intelligence Becomes Weak

[February 06, 2017] Shri Balaji (on Phone): Swami! Two colleagues become emotional to scold a concept not liked by them and I too become emotional. Please advise me.

Swami replied (on Phone): While doing propagation of spiritual knowledge to humanity in this word, the first required quality of the preacher is to have lot of patience without any trace of emotion. In the commentary of the first Brahma Sutra...

Subject area: Universality

Better to Analyze Yourself & Rise to Higher Level Irrespective of Your Religion

[January 29, 2017] Shri Balaji asked: Respected Swamiji, Kindly clarify the following questions which came up during discussions with my friends Shri. Shriram, Shri. Chandan and Shri. Sohan:

1) Today, many religious conservatives agree that the different religions are messages from the same God. But they add a point saying that "Other religions were messages relevant only to a particular time, region, and section of people. At that time and place, people were at a lower level spiritually...

Subject area: Universality

DATTA VEDA - 6th Chapter (presented By P. V. N. M. Sharma)

God Brahma is in the upper most world called as Satya loka or Brahma Loka sitting above 1000 petal lotus flower. Brahma is said to be the creator existing before creation. This means that Brahma represents the unimaginable God existing before creation as creator. Such God is the unimaginable God present above the intelligence (lotus flower), which conducts logical analysis in thousand (many) ways (petals). This means that you have to first recognize the unimaginable God, who created the entire world, by many ways of analysis...

Subject area: Hinduism

DATTA VEDA - 5th Chapter (presented By P. V. N. M. Sharma)

Soul may be God as per Shankara. Soul may be part of God as per Ramanuja. Soul may be totally disconnected from God as per Madhva. But, the reality is that soul is awareness whereas God is unimaginable beyond awareness and hence not awareness. God is neither non-inert awareness, nor inert energy and nor inert matter...

Subject area: Hinduism

Reply to Dr.Nikhil's letter

[January 15, 2017] Dr. Nikhil asked: Padanamaskarams Swamiji, I had an amazing dream of You as a Professor last night. You were in an auditorium with Your students. But You were not on the stage, You were casually addressing a crowd of students, who were standing around You. You were wearing a greyish-brown suit...

Swami replied: The dream is always an index of two contexts: 1) Ideas from level of consciousness (this birth) and level of sub-consciousness (previous births) projected as dream and 2) God enters the dream to give you some message. The dream you got belongs to context...

Subject area: Universality

DATTA VEDA - 4th Chapter

Shankara, Ramanuja and Madhva are not only scholars but are also preachers (Gurus). A scholar always concentrates on telling the truth and condemning the false concept irrespective of the benefit or loss to the receivers. A preacher always concentrates on the immediate practical uplift of the receiver to the next step irrespective of the truth of the concept. The preacher also knows the true knowledge like...

Violation of Justice in Certain Contexts Not Accepted in General

[January 08, 2017] Smt. Padma Ram asked: Please explain Dharma sukshma, which is useful in the daily activities of a human being.

Swami replied: Dharma means justice. It is clearly known. To speak truth is justice. To speak a lie is injustice. “Speak truth” is called as vidhi dharma or justice insisted. “Don't tell a lie.” is nishedha dharma or negation of injustice. Apaddharma means the justice modified in certain cases. Dharma sukshma means the deep analysis of a case in which the apparent justice...

DATTA VEDA - 3rd Chapter (presented By P. V. N. M. Sharma)

29-03-1993, 4.00 am: Generally devotees think that if one has seen the energetic form of God, it is the highest stage. But, I assuredly tell you that it is the lowest step. There is nothing in it. Several times Ravana saw the energetic form of God (Shiva). But, Ravana was not blessed by the God and was bitterly killed along with all his family! Rama never saw God Shiva, but was blessed by God ...

Subject area: Hinduism

DATTA VEDA presented By P. V. N. M. Sharma

[January 02, 2017] 2nd Chapter – Continued

28-03-1993, 5.00 pm I am extremely happy to hear your decision about printing these messages given to you in this sacred place of pilgrimage of Lord Shiva. I made it compulsory that I will not speak any spiritual knowledge if it is not recorded. Recording may have the opportunity of printing so that this holy knowledge reaches several people not only in the present generation but also in the future generations. I am extremely pleased with you to hear about your decision to also propagate this knowledge...

Subject area: Hinduism


[January 01, 2017] Shri Anil asked: Padanamaskaram Swami
1) Swami! In Your recent message You mentioned that this universe is infinite and its boundary is invisible but imaginable as the core is. Due to presence of unimaginable God around the boundary one will never reach the boundary of universe to see its edge. If core and edge of universe...

Swami Replied: You cannot bring finite and infinite to the unimaginable domain (God). The reason is that you cannot make distinction between two unimaginable items since any number of unimaginable items become only one unimaginable item. Since you can distinguish infinite (universe) from finite (a tree), both these infinite and finite items remain only in the imaginable domain...

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