Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 01 Jan 2003

     

INTRODUCTION TO BOOKS

PRICE OF THE BOOKS

The price of these books is your Guru Dakshina, which may be in the form of the sacrifice of the fruit of your work (money) or may be in the form of the sacrifice of work (propagation of this book to the right readers). The Bhagavad Gita praises the former as karmaphala tyaga and the latter as karma samnyasa. You can pay the price of this book in one of these two forms or in both forms according to your ability (Yatha shakti), your devotion to the Lord (Yatha Bhakti) and your convenience (Yathavakasha).

There is one more way to pay the price of this book. You can contact spiritually rich people and suggest to them to establish a spiritual foundation in their name, under their management and print this knowledge in the form of a book or books (in other languages also) and propagate to the world. By this way also you can attain the divine grace of God. In the Ramayana, Sita says to Hanuman that one can attain the good fruit even by a word (vacha dharma vapnuhi…). She says that Hanuman can enjoy the fruit of a good deed just by passing on a word to Rama about her safe existence in Lanka.

 


ABOUT SHRI DATTA SWAMI

His Holiness Shri Datta Swami (Swami) as called by His devotees is Dr. Jannnabhatla Venugopala Krishna Murthy, the eldest son of Shri J. Veera Bhadra Sastry and Smt. Hanumayamma. Shri J. Veera Bhadra Sastry is a retired professor of Sanskrit and is an author of about 100 books. He is a great astrologer in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. Swami received a PhD in chemistry in His 19th year and worked as a professor in chemistry. Swami is also an author of about 25 research papers in international journals in chemistry. He learnt Sanskrit from His father, who taught Him just eight verses after which Swami started explaining from the 9th verse onwards. At the age of 11 years, Swami started composing Sanskrit poetry extempore. Swami was already an author of about 100 books in Sanskrit by the time He was 16 years old! Swami has toured all over India and debated with several scholars. He has brought about the unification of the great commentaries of Shankara, Ramanuja and Madhva. After unifying these three main branches of Hinduism in India, Swami started unifying all the religions in the world and His main aim is World Peace. Swami is considered as the human incarnation of Lord Dattatreya by several devotees in India as well as in foreign countries.

Shri Datta Swami was honored by the Argentine Parliament of Religions as a Member of Honor. Swami’s web site: www.universal-spirituality.org, has been appreciated by devotees from around the world as a Heaven Center and has been linked to several other web sites. The divine knowledge of Swami is being appreciated all over the world and is being published as a series of books.

A devotee of Swami, who is a top official in a foreign bank and also my friend, phoned me (Ajay) one day and told me “Today I went to a great scholar who is talented in Nadi Shastra [a type of astrology]. I asked him that I know a person by the name Datta Swami and I want to know about his details. He referred to the Nadi Shastra and told me, “The person by the name Datta Swami is Lord Dattatreya, who has come down in human form for the propagation of spiritual knowledge on this earth. You have come in His contact by your immense fortune. Do not ever leave Him because if you leave Him you are gone forever”. I was surprised to hear this because one day I was talking with Datta Swami on the phone and suddenly He told me that I should believe Him as Lord Dattatreya, who has come down in human form for preaching the spiritual knowledge. Swami’s words exactly coincided with the words of the Nadi astrologer. Please do not tell this information to anybody”.

Actually on that day when Swami (Datta Swami) was talking to this devotee, who is my friend, on the phone, Swami was in my house and I was just before him hearing the same. I felt that this information is thrilling and will make the devotees happy. Therefore, I told Swami Vishnu Dattananda about this information with a lot of happiness. Swami Vishnu Dattananda also felt very happy and directly phoned to Swami about this information. Swami laughed and told him, “The devotee wanted to keep this information secret because if I come to know of this, I may ask him about the necessity of approaching an astrologer when I Myself had told him the same. He felt that I may question his confidence and devotion in Me. But he has full faith in Me and all this happened only by My will. This becomes a supporting evidence for My statement. When that devotee told to keep this information as a secret, it means it has to spread fast according to the present terminology of human beings”. Swami laughed loud while stating this.

One day I heard Shri Ganapathi Sachidanada Swamiji also telling in His divine discourse that one Nadi Shastra speaks that a scholar from South India will come and spread divine knowledge which will capture the entire world. Swamiji stated that from that time onwards Lord Dattatreya will lead this world and Thursday will be declared as a Universal holiday.

We are also told that the famous book on future written by Nostradamus mentions about the appearance of a scholar from India who will establish the Universal Religion in the world so that the differentiating boundaries of all the religions will disappear.

 

D. S. K. S. N. Murthy (Ajay) &

Swami Vishnudattananda

 


MESSAGE FROM SHRI DATTA SWAMI

This book and all future books of divine knowledge and devotional songs are always dedicated to:

ALL MY MOST BEST DEAREST DEVOTEES—

Whose firm faith that I am the human incarnation could not be even once shaken by My severe tests that rained mountains of Rajas and Tamas; Whose devotion is not limited to mere expression of words and mental feelings, but extends to practical sacrifice of work (Karma Sanyasa) and sacrifice of the fruit of work (Karma Phala Tyaga) in the propagation of My divine knowledge and also in My personal service without aspiring for anything in return; Whose memory when I am alone brings streams of tears of divine love towards them; And whose place shall be called ‘Datta Sevaka Loka’, a world to be created by Me, if God really makes Me the human incarnation, and this ‘Loka’ shall be the 16th topmost world, which shall be higher than the 15th ‘Goloka’ already created by Krishna for His devotees.

Let not this evoke jealousy and egoism in your heart to rebel against Me, since I only said “if God really makes Me…”, but; I am sure that I am only Venugopala Krishna Murthy and this name stands for the composite of the three human bodies (external gross, inner subtle and innermost causal.); ‘Datta Swami’ is the name given by devotees that stands for the Lord who entered this composite and therefore all the greatness goes to Datta Swami only and not to Venugopala Krishana Murthy.; My gross body is the residence and I am the Jeevatman, a joint of two bodies i.e., Jeeva (subtle or sukshma) and Atman (causal or karana) and if an officer stays in your house for some days and does some great work, the credit goes to him alone and not to you or your house.;

If you become His dearest devotee by practical service, He shall visit and stay in you also and then you are the human incarnation; The clarification of this concept of human incarnation shall bring you down to the ground state from your excited state of jealousy because you misunderstood that Venugopala Krishna Murthy is the Lord.; The officer is not you or your house,and he is only present in your house; The proof of the existence of Lord in Me is this wonderful divine knowledge since the word ‘Narayana’ (God) means the source of this knowledge; Miracles are done by demons also and so can not be the characteristic identity of the Lord.;

Let Me dilute your seriousness by a joke: Recently a devotee was pained since a person commented on Me like this, “When I saw your Swami, He was busy with the accounts of the Trust and that shows His lust for money”. I told My devotee “Very good. I got another proof for the existence of Narayana in Me. Narayana’s wife is Lakshmi (Goddess of Wealth) and He has lust for Her, which is justified. The same characteristic is reflected in this medium (Myself) also!”

-SWAMI

 


FOREWORD

sarvaviśvanyasta pādapadmāyate vāmahastālola veda śāstrāyate|
jñānasūryāyate dattarūpāyate śrī veṇugopāla kṛṣṇāya vandanam||

We devotees, bow to Shri Venugopala Krishna Murthy, (Shri Datta Swami), who is the present human incarnation, who has placed His divine lotus feet all over the world, in whose left hand exist all the sacred scriptures like the Vedas and Shastras, who is the radiating knowledge-sun and who is the incarnation of Lord Datta.

Blessed are the people of this generation that the Lord Himself has set His hallowed feet on this earth in the form of His Holiness Shri Datta Swami. He lives with us and breathes the very same air that we do. He has come to bring lasting peace to the world, which is filled with the darkness of ignorance, strife and misery. He has come to destroy the evil of ignorance, to uphold justice and above all, to fulfill the devotion of sincere devotees. He has come to give freely, what is most valuable in all creation—Divine Knowledge—to everyone, across all borders.

Shri Datta Swami does not belong to any particular religion. He is beyond all religions. He preaches Divine Knowledge, which is the essence of the scriptures of all religions. This essential knowledge alone can unify all religions and bring peace to the world.

Science and technology have done a lot to improve the physical lifestyle of humans. More importantly, they have given the tool of rationality to the common man and convinced him of the importance of knowledge. This is a very significant achievement. The rational process is of utmost importance in spirituality. In its absence religions degrade into blind fanaticism. Shri Datta Swami is also a scientist and professor in chemistry. His preaching of Divine Knowledge is equipped with razor sharp logic, adorned with splendid examples, and imbued with a deep insight of the Truth. His direct and uncompromising approach is shockingly real. He effortlessly clears age-old misinterpretations and misconceptions in all religions. His knowledge appeals to the rationalist as well as the religious believer.

We have been infinitely blessed to have heard His soul thrilling discourses. Each discourse is like a cupful of bliss. It clears all clouds of ignorance and attachment from the mind and reveals the brilliant sunshine of true knowledge. Shri Datta Swami, our Lord and Sadguru, in His infinite grace, has showered on us the blessing of being able to serve Him in His mission, which is immeasurably more valuable than anything in heaven or earth. Truly, there are no words worthy of describing His glory, compassion and divine grace.

It gives us immense pleasure to announce the publication of the first book published by Universal Spirituality for World Peace. This is a compilation of the multitude of miracles performed by Him for His devotees. It also includes His brief biography. Miracles attract a lot of people to spirituality. Yet their importance in spirituality is very little. They may be useful to create devotion among certain devotees and direct them to the spiritual path. Knowledge, devotion and serving the human form of God are the main aspects of spirituality. The human incarnation of God may perform miracles to bring some devotees to the path of true knowledge and devotion. He uses miracles as tools to preach Divine Knowledge. This book includes a chapter written by Shri Datta Swami explaining the purpose and importance of miracles at length.

Our request to the reader is to treat this book as the first step in their spiritual effort. We trust that it will inculcate a sincere desire to learn the true and infinite knowledge. We would like to share an example given by Shri Datta Swami in this regard. He says that in scientific conferences and seminars, complimentary breakfast and meals are provided to the participating scientists so that with the nourishment provided, they can more effectively focus their full energy in the scientific discussions and presentations. However, some people go to the conference only for the free food; they are least interested in the main purpose, which is a scientific discussion. They check in for breakfast, then leave the conference and wander all around town and enjoy themselves, only to come back for lunch. Thus they entirely waste the energy that they got from the food.

The place of miracles in spirituality is like the complimentary food provided in a conference. The Lord in human form may perform some miracles to solve certain burning problems of devotees so that the devotee may be at peace and be able to focus his energy on the main aspects of spirituality, which are knowledge and devotion. However people are attracted to miracles only to get their problems solved by the divine powers of God. They want to continue with their worldly activities and are least interested in knowledge and devotion, which are the main aspects of spirituality. It is a waste for the Lord to perform miracles in order to solve the problems of such false devotees who will not turn to the spiritual path. The Lord in human form performs miracles to solve the immediate problems of only those people who have a sincere desire to learn the true divine knowledge and serve Him with devotion after their burning problem is solved.

-Devotees of Swami