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ARE YOU A SAINT (MONK) OR A HOUSEHOLDER?
Posted on: 08/02/2005

You know that I belong to the tradition of Lord Datta. In the forest of Badari, the Siddhas put the same question to Lord Dattatreya. He told them...

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WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF EARLY MORNING TIME IN THE WORSHIP OF GOD?
Posted on: 08/02/2005

Early morning time [3.00-6.00 am] is called the Brahma Muhurtam, which means that it is the time to worship God. At that time, other people are in...

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DO YOU AGREE WITH SCHOLARS WHO SAY THAT PERFORMING YAJNA IS IMPORTANT?
Posted on: 08/02/2005

It is correct that Yajna is most important and it is elaborately discussed in the first part of the Veda called Karma Kanda. But unfortuntately, the...

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IS THE WORSHIP OF LORD SHIVA INAUSPICIOUS?
Posted on: 08/02/2005

The very meaning of the word Shiva is that He is ever auspicious. It is stated that Lord Shiva is the first Guru who gives divine knowledge (Jnanam...

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WHY DOES YOUR PREACHING CONTRADICT THAT OF SHRI SATYA SAI, WHO IS ALSO A SADGURU?
Posted on: 08/02/2005

I agree that Shri Baba has told that every human being is Brahman. But did you hear His discourse on 16th June, 2005 (Thursday) on Gemini Television...

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ROHIT GITA - VII
Posted on: 07/02/2005

Mother of Rohit:

Rohit is my son, who is following the study of your divine knowledge

I request you to restore his bonds with the family once again

There is a social need and social justice in my present request.

Swami:

Oh! Mother of Rohit! You are equally mother to me also

You can order me to do anything as you please in this world

The Veda says that mother is first and then comes the father

Then only the preacher comes in the sequence in the third place...

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WHY IS 'KARMAPHALA TYAGA' OR SACRIFICE OF WEALTH EMPHASIZED?
Posted on: 07/02/2005

The word karma in the case of a human being means the work done to earn money, which is essential for his food and offering the food to the guest....

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WHICH IS THE BEST PATH? KARMA, JNANA OR BOTH (KARMA JNANA SAMUCCHAYA)?
Posted on: 07/02/2005

The stage of Karma alone is like a school in which the teaching is done with the help of inert models. The student here is completely ignorant. The...

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WHY DO YOU SAY THAT FOREIGNERS ARE DOING MORE SACRIFICE THAN INDIANS?
Posted on: 07/02/2005

You must note that I am an Indian. But I never feel that I am Indian because My feeling is that I am the universal human being. I don’t...

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CAN ONE GET SALVATION BY OFFERING MONEY TO GOD EARNED BY SINFUL MEANS?
Posted on: 07/02/2005

The hunter Kannappa, was given salvation even though he offered the flesh of rabbit, which was killed by him in hunting. Killing an innocent animal...

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IS IT NOT SUFFICIENT TO SACRIFICE THE AMBITION OF THE FRUIT OF WORK INSTEAD OF THE FRUIT OF WORK ITSELF?
Posted on: 07/02/2005

In the very beginning itself, the second chapter of the Gita says that the fruit of the work must be sacrificed (Karmajam Buddhi Yuktahi Phalam...

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IF SACRIFICE OF MONEY IS ALL IMPORTANT THEN WOULD IT NOT MEAN THAT ONLY THE RICH CAN 'PURCHASE' GOD?
Posted on: 07/02/2005

A rich man can never purchase the Lord. The Lord sees the percentage of the money he sacrifices out of his total wealth. A person having 10 million...

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WHAT IS THE USE OF THE SPIRITUAL EFFORT IF A PERSON CAN REACH GOD BY UTTERING SOME SACRED WORDS?
Posted on: 07/02/2005

The Guru encourages you to climb the first step by saying that the first step is the final step. When you climb the first step He will allow you to...

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WHAT ARE THE ROLES OF CAPACITY (SHAKTI) AND DEVOTION (BHAKTI) IN SACRIFICING WORK AND THE FRUIT OF WORK?
Posted on: 07/02/2005

Shaktuprastha could achieve Brahma Loka by the donation of a little flour to God. Sudama achieved lot of wealth by sacrificing a handful of rice to...

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WHEN SHANKARA RECOMMENDED SINGING DEVOTIONAL SONGS, WHY DO YOU PREACH ABOUT KARMA YOGA TO PLEASE GOD?
Posted on: 07/02/2005

The meaning of ‘Bhaja’ means service (Bhaja—Sevayaam) and not singing songs. Similarly the word Govinda does not mean Krishna or...

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HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT SERVICE (KARMA YOGA) IS THE HIGHEST WHEN PEOPLE SAY THAT BY DEVOTION ONE CAN ATTAIN THE LORD?
Posted on: 07/02/2005

The word Bhakti (devotion) has two meanings i.e., to attain and to serve (Bhaja – Prapane, Sevayaam). Bhakti means love as per the verse...

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HOW CAN ONE SACRIFICE JUSTICE (DHARMA) FOR GOD?
Posted on: 07/02/2005

The Gita says “Sarva Dharman Parityajya”, which means that the Lord is greater than justice. The Lord Datta is protecting the deity of...

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WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF JNANA YOGA FOR ATTAINING SALVATION?
Posted on: 07/02/2005

Jnana Yoga means the recognition of the Lord in human form in your human generation. Such recognition can be misled by several factors of ignorance....

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WHAT IS THE USE OF THE KNOWLEDGE GAINED BY US THROUGH DISCUSSIONS ON THE SCRIPTURES?
Posted on: 07/02/2005

If scholars spend all their time in discussions without any practical sacrifice, there is no use. The intelligence and logic cannot touch the Lord...

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HOW CAN THERE BE A COMPETITION BETWEEN THE LORD, WHO IS EITHER FORMLESS OR IN STATUES, AND OUR CHILDREN?
Posted on: 07/02/2005

People, who are unable to sacrifice practically to the Lord, want to make such excuses. They also say that there is no need for the Lord to accept...

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