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HOW DO YOU JUSTIFY YOUR INTERPRETATIONS WHICH DEVIATE FROM THE COMMENTARY OF SHANKARA, THE VEDAS AND THE GITA?
Posted on: 05/02/2005

You say that My interpretation deviates from Shankara. That is correct. How can you say that My interpretation deviates from the original text...

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WHO IS EILIGIBLE FOR SPIRITUAL EFFORT? ANY INTERESTED INDIVIDUAL OR ONLY A BRAHMANA?
Posted on: 05/02/2005

As I told you, you must understand the commentary of any Acharya from His practical life. Ramanuja left His wife for observing the difference...

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HOW CAN YOU INTERPRET THE MAHA VAKYAS AS SIMILIES?
Posted on: 05/02/2005

Your question shows your ignorance about the Vedas. In the Veda the simile is used in several places. For example Yathorna...

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DOES THE GITA SAY THAT GOD COMES ONLY IN HUMAN FORM?
Posted on: 05/02/2005

In the above question I told you that the Lord could be a Guru only in human form and preach the divine knowledge. In the verse you mentioned, the...

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WHAT IS THE CLEAR MEANING OF THE VEDIC STATEMENT “DRASTAVYAH”?
Posted on: 05/02/2005

Drastavyah means that something should be seen. Of course according to the context, in the Veda, Drastavyah also can be taken in the sense of...

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WHAT PLEASES GOD? SACRIFICE OR SACRIFICE OF WEALTH?
Posted on: 05/02/2005

[In the Vedic Mantra "Na Karmana, Na Prajaya Dhanena Tyagenaikenaamritatva Manashuh", the word ‘Na’ (No) can be brought before...

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DO THE VEDAS RECOMMEND DOING WORK OR NOT?
Posted on: 05/02/2005

If you bring the third Vedic statement “Dhanena Tyagena…”, the above two statements can be correlated. You must do work and...

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IS THE TRIPURA RAHASYAM THE TRUE PREACHING OF LORD DATTA?
Posted on: 05/02/2005

Several scholars have written several Sanskrit verses in the name of the Lord to get validity. It has become a habit of writing “Ishwara...

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IF WORSHIPPING KRISHNA IS CONSIDERED TO BE GREATER THAN WORSHIPPING KALI, IS IT NOT MALE DOMINATION?
Posted on: 05/02/2005

First you accept the existence of the domination of males in this world over females. But remember that all human beings are only females. The Lord...

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WHY DID THE LORD CREATE THIS CREATION? DO WE HAVE A FREE WILL OR SHOULD WE JUST DO OUR DUTY?
Posted on: 05/02/2005

In fact the Lord is satisfied by Himself as said in the Brahma Sutra (Lokavattu Leela Kaivalyam). The Lord gets satisfaction when His devotee gets...

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ROHIT GITA - IV
Posted on: 04/02/2005

Nikhil:

It is a good point that not only God is unimaginable but also

The inseparable characteristics of God are also unimaginable.

Swami:

The unimaginable God is called as Brahman

Or Jehovah or Allah, beyond the space & time

If the characteristics of God are imaginable, then

Brahman becomes imaginable, if the sunlight is seen...

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WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF HUMAN LIFE? CAN WE SEE AND TALK TO GOD?
Posted on: 04/02/2005

In the materialistic plane, a person says that the aim of his life is to achieve a particular post [career objective] and then help his family...

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BRAHMAN AND ISHWARA? WHO IS DATTA?
Posted on: 04/02/2005

Brahman is pure awareness. You can attain peace and bliss by ‘becoming’ Brahman, which is yourself. If you detach from the body and feel...

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WHAT IS THE GOAL OF THE THREE ACHARYAS? BRAHMAN OR ISHWARA?
Posted on: 04/02/2005

Brahman is called as Nirguna Brahman, when the Brahman is without Maya. When Brahman is associated with Maya it is called as Saguna Brahman or...

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HOW CAN A DIFFERENT SUBSTANCE (CREATION) COME FROM BRAHMAN?
Posted on: 04/02/2005

[From pure water only pure water can come; not mud.] The actual Nirguna Brahman is beyond imagination. But in the example, your eyes see the pure...

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WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY VAIRAAGYAM, SAYUJYAM AND KAIVALYAM?
Posted on: 04/02/2005

When you cut all your bonds of love for all the things and for all the people in this world, it is called ‘Vairaagyam’. But this stage...

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WHAT IS THE USE OF ADVAITA IN THE PRACTICAL SPIRITUAL EFFORT?
Posted on: 04/02/2005

Since there is utility in Advaita, it was brought by Shankara into practical spiritual effort (sadhana). Actually Advaita was the situation before...

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IS THIS WORLD REAL OR UNREAL?
Posted on: 04/02/2005

Shankara never said that this world is not a truth. He said that this world is Mithya. Mithya means very little truth, which can be almost...

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IS SELF-REALIZATION NOT COMPLETE SALVATION AND ACHIEVEMENT OF GOD?
Posted on: 04/02/2005

The word Atma (self) is common in both Jeevatma (soul) and Paramatma (Lord). The word collector is common in both district collector and bill...

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DOESN'T THE KNOWER OF BRAHMAN BECOME BRAHMAN?
Posted on: 04/02/2005

People have given your interpretation, which I know very well. But I give this interpretation because the Gita says “Mamtu Veda...

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