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Posted on: 22/07/2005

The word Guru means Removal of Ignorance, which is like darkness. The letter ‘Gu’ indicates ‘darkness’ and the letter ‘Ru’ indicates its removal. This darkness is not in a physical sense, which can be removed by sunlight. Some people worship the sun as Guru. But it is not correct because the sun is only an inert globe and can only remove the the physical darkness. Removal of darkness by the sun is the best simile or an example or a representative model of the concept. You should not think that the model itself is the concept. The concept is removal of ignorance by the Lord who comes in the form of a spiritual preacher called as ‘Sadguru’. When you are in a state of unawareness of a concept, such a state is called as ignorance...

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Posted on: 25/06/2005

The direction from God is always true. But then how to approach the formless God? If you ask something to God, He will not reply from the sky. If you approach God in a form, it must be through the human form only because only a human form can reply. But in which human form is God present? God is present in a particular human form. Even some human beings, in whom God is not present, are claiming that they are God. The actual human incarnation sometimes keeps silent. Sometimes He says that He is God and sometimes says that He is not God. Arjuna asked Krishna for direction. Now from his point of view, Krishna may or may not be God. Therefore, even though Krishna was preaching about the direction, Arjuna did not believe blindly. He asked questions...

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Posted on: 21/06/2005

[A person claiming to be a true Christian said that he does not believe in human rationality and the introduction of God through the human body]. Let us begin by asking what is meant by denying human rationality? Does it mean:

  • Whatever the human being says, rational (reasonable) or irrational (reasonless), should not be accepted?
  • Or whatever is reasonably said by the human being should not be accepted? [Implying that only that which is irrational and said by a human being should be accepted].

If you take the first case, since you are a human being, whatever you say should not be accepted...

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Posted on: 01/04/2005

[Jesus said that one can reach His Father only through Him and that He is the only path. Does this not mean that we have to follow only Jesus? In such a case, how can one accept Universal Spirituality? This is a question posed by several devoted Christians from all over the world.]

Reply of Swami: My answer to these dear devoted holy Christian souls is as follows: Does Jesus represent a human body, the word or both? If it represents a particular human body, then such a human body does not exist now. Only a particular human generation and that too, in a particular place was favored by the association of the human body of Jesus. Is it not the partiality of God?...

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Posted on: 01/03/2005

[Divine discourse given by Swami via a teleconference, which was relayed in USA and Europe.]

My dear devoted souls, A teacher has two students. The first one is good in theory and the second one is good in practical. The teacher wishes both the students to exchange their efficiencies so that both become efficient in both the fields. The teacher is strong in both the fields and is teaching the theory and demonstrating the practical in uniform way to both the students. The variation in the students came due to different psychologies of the two students. Similarly, God is that one teacher. The religious scriptures in all the countries...

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Rohita Gita - XIII

Posted on: 13/02/2005

Rohit: Swami! In the Quran, it is stated that Mohammad is not father of any one.

Further it is stated there that He is the last Prophet sent by God.

What is the inner meaning of this, if this verse is genuine statement?


Swami: Oh Rohit! You have picked up very crucial concept of spirituality.

This statement is original and therefore it entered your mind.

The inner meaning of this verse is based on the angle, which you take...

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Rohita Gita - XII

Posted on: 12/02/2005

A Christian Devotee: How can I believe other human incarnations like Krishna, Buddha and

Mohammed when my Bible says that only Jesus is God in Flesh?

Swami: The Bible says that Jesus is the God in flesh, but the Gita says for a Hindu,

That Krishna is the God in flesh, let us analyse both these views.

I am not touching Buddhism and Islam in this topic because Islam believes

That Mohammad is not God in flesh and He was only messenger of God...

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Rohita Gita - XI

Posted on: 11/02/2005


Doing the spiritual service with gaps for freshness in the spiritual service

Can be only an intermediate state in the spiritual journey for any body?

The continuous spiritual service with gaps is the final spiritual state

I shall do my job and the mission together since I am not in final state

Therefore you advised me, perhaps, to follow the intermediate state

Of course, now it self I aspired to enter the final state, am I right...

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Rohita Gita - X

Posted on: 10/02/2005

Bhagya: Swami! What is the reason for all this misery, depression and tensions?

How to remove them? None can explain clearly except Yourself.

The devotees who are very close to you are really blessed since

They are serving you closely, we are far from you and so unfortunate.

I feel that I am not doing your service properly and so slipping from you.

Swami: Oh! Wife of Surya! And mother of Datta! How you are also attacked by

Darkness and ignorance? You are staying with both these two in your home

Surya means Sun and darkness should not enter and Datta is the Divine preacher...

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Rohit Gita - IX

Posted on: 09/02/2005

Gayathri: Oh Swami! I have one question, why not we do duties to our children?

 At the same time we shall have all our devotion to the Lord only.

Swami: Your suggestion is quite sounding very well to the ears,

But you will find the reality only when you analyse the concept.

One thing we should remember, we should not bring down the sky

To our level since we are standing on the ground and since...

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Rohit Gita - VIII

Posted on: 08/02/2005


Oh Swami! I like to enter the mission of the Lord that is proposed by you

The Universal spirituality started by you will certainly change this world

I like to do your work on full time basis because this is a rare opportunity

I have passed through millions of births and enjoyed this routine family life

But this birth is very precious because I have met the Lord who has come down

To establish the spirituality and world peace, this work is most important

Arjuna fought for the sake of his wealth and that is personal work or swakaryam...

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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.


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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Rohit Gita - VI

Posted on: 06/02/2005

Swami: Oh Nikhil! How are you? Are you Happy?

Nikhil: Swami I am happy by your divine grace on me
Except some little mental disturbances that worried me

Swami: Oh Husband of Devi! Try to enjoy the worry
When worry is inevitable, enjoy it and be wise
Even continued happiness leads to mental worry...

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Rohit Gita - V

Posted on: 05/02/2005

Ajay: Oh Swami! I am sure that you are Lord Dattatreya,
Who came down for certain important purpose.
I shall feel blessed if you can reveal the main aim
To propagate the divine knowledge now on this earth.
I have never found such crystal clear knowledge
Either in books or from any spiritual preacher.
Bless me by accepting my humble services also.

Swami: Oh Ajay! Your words speak about your humbleness,
Which is the fruit of divine knowledge acquired...

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Rohit Gita - IV

Posted on: 04/02/2005


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

The inseparable characteristics of God are also unimaginable.


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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Rohit Gita - III

Posted on: 03/02/2005

Rohit: Swami! We should not follow a wrong person at any cost.

Swami: Yes, Rohit! You are absolutely correct in this point

It is better to be in zero if not plus, but should not be minus

But one should try and succeed to achieve the plus

Fearing that you may fall in minus you should not be in zero...

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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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Posted on: 01/01/2005


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



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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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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