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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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Why should we attain homogeneity in action, words and mind when it is not practicable in this world?

Posted on: 07/02/2005

I advised homogeneity before the Lord in the spiritual effort. I never told you to be homogeneous in this world. Lord Krishna told Dharma Raja to...

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What do you mean by self-analysis?

Posted on: 07/02/2005

You cannot analyze yourself. Only a Sadguru can analyze and show you your internal self. You cannot see the condition of your internal organs. Only...

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Can we use all the religions in our spiritual effort?

Posted on: 07/02/2005

Think that you are a universal human being and not a Hindu, a Christian or a Muslim. You belong to all the religions, which are the same syllabus in...

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Why can the mind not be fixed permanently on the Lord?

Posted on: 07/02/2005

You are taking a tablet for your cold (common cold) and are drinking ice-cold water throughout the day. The tablet can control the cold temporarily...

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How can one fix the wavering mind on a single point?

Posted on: 07/02/2005

The very nature of the mind is to waver. The Lord created the mind with such a nature. You cannot change the nature of mind because the Lord created...

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What is the appropriate way of posing a question (Pari Prashna) to the Guru?

Posted on: 07/02/2005

Pari Prashna means a question that can be posed to your Guru or a scholar. In order to know the truth if you are asking the Guru, you must salute...

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Should we pray for capacity or for devotion from the Lord?

Posted on: 07/02/2005

Devotion is the love for the Lord, which has to be developed by you alone. The Lord cannot give you the love for Himself. Suppose a girl loves you....

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Why should I not enjoy this life when I am unable to see the Lord and the upper world with my eyes?

Posted on: 07/02/2005

It is true that I did not show you the existence of hell and heaven by taking you in a rocket. But even you did not show the entire space of this...

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Why should we be hasty about reaching the spiritual goal in this birth?

Posted on: 07/02/2005

In that verse the Gita also says that the person attains Vaasudeva. This means that the Lord is referring only to the devotees who can attain...

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