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GOD IS BEYOND TIME
Posted on: 13/11/2018

Shri Anil asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, A person in quora forum asked the following doubt. What is time? Can God exist outside of time? Is it possible for anything to happen without time? at Your Lotus feet, Anil

Swami Replied: Shankara proposed that God is beyond space and time. According to Him space and time are conventional and they are myths (Mithya) with respect to God. Based on this, scholars say that an event (paristhiti) is defined by space (Desha) and time (Kaala) (Desha kaala paristhitih). The same concept is proposed by Einstein, who says that any event in creation can be defined with the four-dimensional model of space-time...

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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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ARE WOMEN SUFFERING UNFAIRLY FOR INDRA’S SIN BY WAY OF MENSTRUATION?
Posted on: 05/11/2018

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IS THE SABARIMALA DISPUTE, THE MISSION OF GOD? WHY WAS THE SUPREME COURT’S VERDICT DIFFERENT FROM YOUR VERDICT?
Posted on: 05/11/2018

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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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WHY CAN THE DEVOTEES OF LORD AYYAPA NOT PRACTICE SELF-CONTROL IN THE PRESENCE OF WOMEN?
Posted on: 28/10/2018

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WILL MUSLIMS END UP IN THE LAKE OF FIRE FOR REJECTING THE CRUCIFIXION AND RESURRECTION OF JESUS?
Posted on: 28/10/2018

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CAN A SOUL BORN AS AN ANIMAL OR BIRD BE REBORN AS A HUMAN?
Posted on: 28/10/2018

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HOW SHOULD DEVOTEES BEAR THE REPORTS OF SEX SCANDALS IN SPIRITUAL INSTITUTIONS?
Posted on: 27/10/2018

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IS IT TRUE THAT PREMA SAI IS ALREADY BORN AND THAT THE SUBTLE FORM OF SHRI SATHYA SAI WILL MERGE INTO HIM IN YEAR 2022?
Posted on: 27/10/2018

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SINCE SPERM AND OVA CONTAIN NO SOUL, DOES IT NOT PROVE THAT GOD INTRODUCES THE SOUL AFTER FERTILIZATION?
Posted on: 27/10/2018

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DO THE EXTERNAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SHRI SHIRDI SAI BABA AND SHRI SATHYA SAI BABA PROVE THAT THE LATTER IS NOT GENUINE?
Posted on: 27/10/2018

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WHY IS IT CLAIMED THAT VEDIC CIVILIZATION WAS ADVANCED, EVEN THOUGH IT HAD MANY DEFECTS?
Posted on: 26/10/2018

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CAN RELIGION BE QUESTIONED? WHEN RELIGION CONTRADICTS SCIENCE, WHICH SIDE SHOULD WE TAKE?
Posted on: 26/10/2018

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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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