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ROHIT GITA - VIII
Posted on: 08/02/2005

Nikhil:

Oh Swami! I like to enter the mission of the Lord that is proposed by you

The Universal spirituality started by you will certainly change this world

I like to do your work on full time basis because this is a rare opportunity

I have passed through millions of births and enjoyed this routine family life

But this birth is very precious because I have met the Lord who has come down

To establish the spirituality and world peace, this work is most important

Arjuna fought for the sake of his wealth and that is personal work or swakaryam...

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WHAT IS THE NECESSITY OF WORSHIPING STATUES IN TEMPLES?
Posted on: 08/02/2005

The statue or picture is an inert object. The form carved in a stone or painted on a paper is also an imaginary form and not even a direct...

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DO YOU APPRECIATE OR CONDEMN THE LIFE INITIATION IN STATUES?
Posted on: 08/02/2005

If you take the life initiation ritual as a model of knowledge, it is appreciated. The inert statue + life initiation (Prana Pratistha) indicates...

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WHY THE STATUES ARE MADE OF FIVE METALS (PANCHA LOHA)?
Posted on: 08/02/2005

A statue is a model representing a concept. It is actually a teaching aid of the spiritual preacher who can be Lord Datta alone. Datta means the...

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IS IT NECESSARY TO GO TO TEMPLES, WORSHIP STATUES AND DO SACRIFICE (YAJNA)?
Posted on: 08/02/2005

Temples and statues are necessary for low level people as said in the Shastra (Pratima Swalpa Buddhinaam). It is a teaching model for a school...

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HOW CAN YOU OBJECT TO ARCHANAM OF THE STATUE, WHEN IT IS ONE OF THE NINE STAGES OF DEVOTION?
Posted on: 08/02/2005

Archanam means worship. But in all the nine stages of devotion the word Archanam is mentioned. It does not mean the Archanam of Pratima (worship of...

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WHAT IS THE SPECIALTY OF THE GAYATRI MANTRA?
Posted on: 08/02/2005

The meaning of Gayatri is a divine song, which protects the singer. Mantra means that divine sentence which attracts the mind and protects the...

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IF THE PRESENT GAYATRI MANTRA IS NOT GAYATRI AT ALL, DID YOU NOT PERFORM IT WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG?
Posted on: 08/02/2005

I performed the Gayatri rituals in My childhood. But I never recited the present Gayatri Mantra, which is not the Gayatri at all, because the...

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CAN A CINEMA SONG, WHEN DIVERTED TO THE LORD, BECOME THE GAYATRI MANTRA?
Posted on: 08/02/2005

You are mocking a person travelling on the donkey towards the goal. But you are travelling on a pig covered by silk cloth. Then how can you mock at...

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WHAT TRUTH CAN BE LEARNT FROM THE PRESENT HINDU TRADITION?
Posted on: 08/02/2005

If you carefully observe the present Hindu tradition itself, you can get the whole concept without referring to any holy scripture. When a...

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IN HINDUISM, WHY ARE SO MANY RITUALS PERFORMED AFTER A PERSON'S DEATH?
Posted on: 08/02/2005

When a householder dies, rituals are performed and a cow is donated (Godana). This proves that a householder certainly goes to the hell because the...

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WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF AGNI (HOLY FIRE) IN THE SACRIFICE (YAJNA)?
Posted on: 08/02/2005

The first Veda (Rig Veda) starts with the word Agni i.e., the Holy Fire. The Mantra says that Agni means Purohita, Ritvik and Hota. These three...

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HOW HAS THE TRADITION INHERITED RITUALS, WHICH ARE NOT GIVEN IN THE VEDAS?
Posted on: 08/02/2005

Both sages (rishis) and demons (asuras) existed in humanity and even in the same caste called Brahmins. Ravana and Hiranyakasipu were Brahmins....

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IS IT RIGHT TO PERFORM RITUALS WITH THE HELP OF A TAPE RECORDER?
Posted on: 08/02/2005

From one angle it is right, because a priest is just like a tape recorder, since he simply utters the sacred Vedic hymns without knowing their...

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WHY DOES THE SACRED WATER NOT REMOVE ALL SINS AND DISEASES OF ALL PEOPLE?
Posted on: 08/02/2005

The Gita says “Nadatte Kasyachit Papa” which means that the Lord will not take away the sins of any soul. The verse recited by the...

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HOW CAN YOU CONTRADICT THE AGE OLD TRADITION BY YOUR KNOWLEDGE IN A SHORT TIME?
Posted on: 08/02/2005

Suppose there is a vacant room. Even if a hundred people said for a hundred years that the room is filled with pots, it cannot be true. I may be one...

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CAN A PERSON EAT THE FOOD THAT IS TASTED BY ANOTHER?
Posted on: 08/02/2005

The Veda says that one should not eat such tasted food (Yaducchistham). But Rama ate the fruits, which were tasted by Shabari. Animals and birds...

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WHAT IS THE INNER MEANING OF AN ECLIPSE AND THE BATH AFTER ECLIPSE?
Posted on: 08/02/2005

The Lord distributed the divine nectar in human form as Mohini. The human incarnation can be male or female. The sun and the moon are the planets...

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CAN YOU EXPLAIN THE SHRI CHAKRA CLEARLY?
Posted on: 08/02/2005

Shri Chakra means the illusion of money existing in the heart of any human being. Shri means money. Chakra means the whirlpool. This Chakra is...

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CAN YOU EXPLAIN THE 'PANCHA YAJNAS' IN THE VIEW OF SADHANA?
Posted on: 08/02/2005

The five Yajnas are: Brahma Yajna: Serving the Lord in human form, who is called Brahma. Deva Yajna: Serving the devotees of the...

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