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SHOULD WE VERIFY IF THE GURU PRACTICES WHAT HE PREACHES?
Posted on: 03/02/2005

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CAN THE LORD NOT COME IN ANIMAL FORMS?
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WHY IS THE WORSHIP OF A HUMAN INCARNATION BETTER THAN THAT OF A STATUE?
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SHOULD TEMPLE STATUES BE REPLACED BY HUMAN BEINGS?
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DOES THE LORD REQUIRE THE HELP OF HUMAN BEINGS IN HIS WORK?
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WHY IS THERE A DIFFERENCE IN THE PREACHING OF VARIOUS GURUS?
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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GURU AND SWAMI?
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HOW TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN SADGURU AND GURU?
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DO HINDUISM AND CHRISTIANITY AGREE ON THE HUMAN INCARNATION AND GETTING DIRECTION FROM GOD?
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ROHIT GITA - II
Posted on: 02/02/2005

Rohit: Swami! I thank you very much for bringing me into the true path

From the mis-guidance of others, I am very grateful to you.

I need no miracle since True believers do not require any proof.

 

Swami: Oh! Rohit! Do you think that You have deviated from the truth?

How can you deviate from the Lord, who is such a practical philosopher?

It is by the will of the Lord, that guy misguided you from the truth...

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ROHIT GITA-I
Posted on: 01/02/2005

Nikhil: Oh! Swami! None knows your ways, which are always miraculous;

Rohit has a doubt now when the things are finalized for the mission.

 

Swami: You are Dharma Raja and Rohit is your brother Arjuna,

Who has let down his bow and arrows on the ground in the last minute.

Arjuna was mislead by the love on Bhishma standing before him...

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DIVINE POETRY: LAKSHMANA GITA
Posted on: 01/01/2005

Lakshman:

When I reach the state of awareness of awareness
That is the final state of salvation in which state
I experience the Brahman and that is Samadhi
Oh! Sadguru Dattaswami! Explain to me clearly

 

Swami:

I am the knowledge, love and bliss
The Vedas call Me Parabrahman
Knowledge, love and bliss concentrated
Multiplied by infinity is Myself...

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MESSAGE ON DATTA JAYANTI - PART-1
Posted on: 26/12/2004

In the beginning Brahman (God) was One and alone. Only Brahman knows about Brahman and this is the meaning of the Vedic statement, “Brahmavit Brahmaiva Bhavati”. But this statement is misinterpreted and people say that “He who knows Brahman becomes Brahman”. This is not the correct meaning because the Veda says that Brahman cannot be known by the senses, mind, intelligence or logic (Yato Vachah, Nachakshusha, Apraapya Manasaa, Namedhayaa, Naisha Tarkena etc.). The Gita says “Maamtu Veda Na kaschana”, which means that no body knows Brahman. The reason for this is that Brahman is beyond space. The imagination or intelligence of any human being cannot cross the three dimensional space. Therefore, no human being can imagine Brahman, which is beyond...

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MESSAGE ON DATTA JAYANTI - PART-2
Posted on: 26/12/2004

Final Goal: To achieve Datta by Brahma Vidya is only the first step but to please Datta is the real and final step. To please Datta, the only way is sacrifice. Now the question is: sacrifice of what? People have taken it as the sacrifice of words, mind and intelligence. The sacrifice of these three items is only the sacrifice of one paisa in a rupee [100 paise=1 rupee]. These three items are attained by human beings without any effort, just by the birth itself. It is something like the donation of a tumbler of drinking water, which is supplied by the municipality in plenty. Even here, you are donating that, which is in excess for you. When there is leisure time and there is no possibility of earning more money by sacrificing these three items, then only you donate...

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CHARACTERISTIC SIGNS
Posted on: 30/11/2004

A person took some food to give it to a cow. A cow, a donkey, a dog and a cat were present there. He asked, “Which is the cow?” The cow replied “I am the cow”. The person thought that that animal claimed to be the cow due to its ambition to get the food. Therefore, even if you speak the truth you have to see the psychology of the person who is hearing you. The cow said “Recognize the cow by its special characteristic which is the loose skin that hangs below the neck. No other animal will have it.” The person thought that the animal is very intelligent and cunning to give such an identifying sign. The cow should tell him about this identifying sign by referring to the scriptures like this, “The Shastras say that the cow alone...

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INFINITY IN THE FINITE
Posted on: 20/10/2004

‘Adhyatma’ means the knowledge of the substance, which controls the soul. Atma means the soul, which may indicate either the individual soul of a human being or the Lord. Atma also means the human body. Jivatma is the individual soul controlling the body. The body is made of five elements. Jivatma constitutes the mind, intelligence, chittam (memory) and ego. These are called the four antahkaranas or the inner instruments. Lord controls both the soul and the human body. The soul, which controls the body, pervades all over the body. Atma means that which pervades. It is just like the electric current pervading the wire. The Lord pervades the human body of the human incarnation. The Lord also pervades the entire world...

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ESSENCE OF THE EPICS
Posted on: 05/10/2004

If we grasp the essence of the Ramayana, Bhagavatam and Mahabharata, it will be very useful to our spiritual effort. Hanuman was a saint (monk). He could not sacrifice the fruit of work (money). He could only sacrifice his work (his efforts for the Lord’s mission) and dedicate the fruit of His efforts to the Lord. He always participated in the work of the Lord and sacrificed himself in the work of the Lord. In the Bhagavatam, the Gopikas were householders. They could sacrifice the fruit of their work. Moreover there was no work of the Lord at that time in which they could participate and so there was no need of any sacrifice of work. They did not give the fruit of their work (butter) even to their children...

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GIVE UP RITUALS AND SERVE THE LORD
Posted on: 01/09/2004

A saint (monk, sanyasi) does not do any worship using flowers, fume sticks, camphor, coconuts etc. He does not burn ghee (clarified butter) or oil in the lamp. He does not do any sacrifice by burning ghee and food in the fire. Only the householders are doing such rituals with the help of priests. When a saint comes, all householders including priests are supposed to prostrate before the saint. What does this mean? The stage of the saint is certainly a higher stage. The saint also does not chant the Gayatri hymn. He has given up the sacred thread because he knows that the sacred thread (yajnopaveetam) with three strings is only a model representing the three qualities of the nature (prakriti). This model indicates...

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PROPER USE OF WEALTH
Posted on: 15/08/2004

The Gita says very clearly that the fruit of one’s work (money and wealth) should be spent only in the following two channels: 1) For the minimum requirements of living (Shareera yaatraa’pi cha te…),  2) For the mission of the Lord.

There is a third channel, which should be closed. This third channel is that of unlimited enjoyment and unlimited ambition to store for future generations. If you follow this path, the excessive enjoyment brings you diseases and all your money will go in medicines and hospitals. In this way you are not really enjoying. Storing for the future generations is also meaningless. Due to this stored wealth, your future generations...

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TEMPLE OF LORD RAMA
Posted on: 31/07/2004

There is no village or town in India in which there is no temple of Lord Rama. The statue of Rama preaches two points to you: 1) The Lord will come in human form, 2) Miracles are not the signs of the Lord. As told in the Gita, the Lord comes only in human form (Maanusheem tanum aashritam). Even though Lord Rama did not perform any miracles, Hanuman and the sages identified Rama as the Lord. Hanuman himself exhibited several miracles but he never claimed to be the Lord. Ravana on the other hand, exhibited miracles and claimed to be the Lord, but nobody agreed...

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