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Swami answers questions of Ms. Thrylokya

Posted on: 20/05/2024

1. Can it also be inferred that the father of Satyakaama must be a Brahmana by birth?

[Ms. Thrylokya asked:- Paadanamaskaaram Swami. Swami, You told that Goutama inferred Satyakaama Jaabaala to be a Brahmana because he told the bitter truth about his birth. This inference may be in another way also, which is that the father of Satyakaama must be a Brahmana by birth.]

Swami replied:- Even if Goutama came to know from the mother of Satyakaama that the father of the boy was a Brahmana by birth, Goutama will not decide Satyakaama to be a Brahmana without testing the quality of speaking...

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How does a soul with specific qualities get birth in a family of different qualities?

Posted on: 19/05/2024

[Smt. Chhandaa asked:- Paadanamaskaram Swami, Suppose a soul with different quality (assuming Brahmana) is getting birth in a family of different qualities (like Vaishya). Then, the ambience (atmosphere) will not be congenial to the new born soul. In this regard, I have the following doubts. Please clarify them:]

Swami replied:- Thought is made of nervous energy. When the thought becomes stronger and stronger, the thought is called as vaasana, samskaara and guna. These three stages of strengthening thought...

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God will Respond in the Same Phase as the Devotee Approaching Him

Posted on: 16/05/2024

1. Suppose God in human form takes My suffering onto Him, shall I not be concerned and worried about it?

[A question by Smt. Chhanda]

Swami replied:- God in human form has the same medium of the human being. The individual soul is common. In the case of God, the individual soul is sustaining an infinite ocean of bliss. This is called as Paraa Prakruti, which sustains everything. This individual soul grasps and sustains all the information and is called cittam or cit. Cit is in the context of grasping the information and cittam is in the context...

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Swami answers questions of Ms. Thrylokya

Posted on: 15/05/2024

1. Can I always praise You in the following way?

[Ms. Thrylokya asked:- Swami, You are Parabrahman or God Datta, the absolute reality and this creation is only inherently relative reality becoming absolute reality due to Your gifted absolute reality. I like to praise You through this concept all the time. Is it okay?]

Swami replied:- This shows your climax jealousy on Me! I covered Myself with self-ignorance so that I will be controlled by illusion to feel this creation as absolute reality so that I can entertain Myself with this creation...

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Lord Krishna as Swami (A poem on Swami by Smt. Chhanda)

Posted on: 12/05/2024

Krishna means the most attractive one,
You are that same Krishna for me, the Ultimate one....

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Swami answers questions brought by Shri Anil

Posted on: 11/05/2024

[Shri Anil Antony asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, I request You to answer the following questions on Hinduism and other general questions raised in a discussion forum. At Your Lotus Feet-anil]

1. Did Lord Krishna have wounds on His face during the Mahabharata war?

Swami replied:- Lord Krishna had wounds throughout...

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Are the people not oriented to spiritual knowledge due to sattvam or tamas?

Posted on: 11/05/2024

Smt. Chhanda Chandra asked:- Paadanamaskaram Swami, in reply to Miss Thrylokya’s question related to Sattvam and intelligence, You said, “there is a set of people involved in worldly business who are made of predominant rajas and lesser tamas with a trace of sattvam. Due to lesser tamas, they are not much oriented to spiritual knowledge, which is due to the ignorance caused...

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Are the devotees worshipping Rama more matured than those who worship Krishna?

Posted on: 11/05/2024

Smt. Chhanda Chandra asked:- Swami, in a discussion, somebody commented, “Rama never showed any divinity and Krishna showed several forms of divinity. So, we can say that the devotees who worship Rama are more matured than the devotees who worshipped Krishna” Please reply to this. At Your divine lotus feet always, Chhanda.

Swami replied:- God Rama was in Tretaa Yuga when the justice was 75% alive. The standard of both Pravrutti...

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Is the Guru Dakshina given to the Sadguru for His needs or is there anything else?

Posted on: 11/05/2024

[Shri PVNM Sarma asked:- Paadanamaskaaram Swami. Guru Dakshina is given to the Sadguru for the needs of the Sadguru. Is this concept correct or is there anything extra than this?]

Swami replied:- The Guru Dakshina (Money offering or Karma Phala Tyaaga) and Karma Samnyaasa (the service done to the Sadguru) support the meaning given by you. When the Sadguru gives the deep spiritual knowledge...

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Why does our Hindu Dharma say that every woman should see God in her husband?

Posted on: 11/05/2024

[A question by Ms. Thrylokya]

Swami replied:- The Gopikas saw husband in God Krishna. The Veda also says that God alone is male and any soul is not only female but also a wife of God because God is the maintainer (Bhartaa or husband) of the world including...

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Swami answers questions on Christianity brought by Shri Anil

Posted on: 09/05/2024

[Shri Anil Antony asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, I request You to answer the following questions raised in a discussion forum. At Your Lotus Feet-anil.]

1. What does it mean that Jesus says I am the Alpha and the Omega -- the Beginning and End -- the First and the Last. (Revelation 22:13)?

Swami replied:- God is the beginning since He created the creation...

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Swami answers questions on Islam brought by Shri Anil

Posted on: 09/05/2024

[Shri Anil Antony asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, I request You to answer the following questions raised in a discussion forum related to Islam. At Your Lotus Feet-anil.]

1. Why was there conflict between Jesus and Muhammad, as well as their followers, if they were both considered messengers of God?

Swami replied:- There is no conflict between the messengers...

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Swami answers questions on Hinduism brought by Shri Anil

Posted on: 09/05/2024

[Shri Anil Antony asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, I request You to answer the following questions raised in a discussion forum related to Islam. At Your Lotus Feet-anil.]

1. Why did God create God?

Swami replied:- God created His dress or medium so that He can be visible to all the souls after coming out of the bathroom...

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Swami answers devotees' questions

Posted on: 08/05/2024

1. Does having pets like cats add up to runaanubandha?

[Smt. Anita Renkuntla asked: Paada Namaskaaram Swami Guru Datta Sri Datta Prabhu Datta Swami, does having pets like cats bring misfortune and add up to our runaanubandha? At Your Holi feet Anita]

Swami replied:- Pets are also souls born in those bodies. The concept...

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How to balance both service and the study of spiritual knowledge?

Posted on: 08/05/2024

Ms. Bhanu Samykya asked: Paadanamskaram Swami, You have given a simile that a devotee, doing service and sacrifice, but having ego and jealousy, is like a rich bride having beautiful face but having a small leprosy spot on leg. That devotee-bride ultimately receives rejection from God-the groom. So, by reading spiritual knowledge alone, can we eradicate this ego and jealousy? If I spend time in reading...

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What shall be the attitude of the devotee in doing service to God?

Posted on: 08/05/2024

Ms. Gita Lahari asked:- Swami, what shall be the attitude of the devotee in doing service to God? How to get clear mind in doing the service to God?

Swami replied:- The attitude shall be that of fan devotion and not of business devotion. This means that you shall not aspire anything in return from God. You must serve God like a fan serving his/her favorite hero attracted...

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How shall I tell You O Krishna! (A poem by Smt. Chhandaa on Swami and His reply)

Posted on: 08/05/2024

How shall I tell You O Krishna!

[A poem by Smt. Chhandaa Chandra on Shri Datta Swami]

Swami, You are the Parabrahman, came to me as Lord Krishna!
Everything good that has happened to me, You are the kaaranaa (cause).
Is it possible for me to write down everything?
I will still try to mention at least some happenings...

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How to detach from fascinations like watching worldly films?

Posted on: 07/05/2024

[Ms. Thrylokya asked: Swami, some devotees are suffering with fascination to worldly films. How to detach from such blind fascination?]

Swami replied:- If you want detachment from worldly films, you must attach to the films of God since God is opposite to the world as said in the Veda (Dūramete viparīte viṣūcī). If you want to detach from winter (cold air), you must associate with summer (hot air). Shankara told that there are four stages to get strong association with God. The first one is association with spiritual scholars and devotees...

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Is it a sin to eat non-vegetarian food in remote deserts and snowfall areas?

Posted on: 07/05/2024

[Ms. Thrylokya asked: People living in remote deserts and snow fall areas have no option to eat vegetarian food due to unavailability. Therefore, they consume meat. Is that a sin?]

Swami replied:- Under any circumstances, the non-vegetarian food involving killing the zoological living beings is a sin. This sin has no exemption in any time or any place. Such people can migrate to the other convenient parts of the earth, where botanical living beings are grown up well. Eating botanical living beings is not a sin since God has already given the command in the Veda (Oṣadhībhyo'nnam)...

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Why are people dying of hunger and starvation across the globe?

Posted on: 07/05/2024

[Ms. Thrylokya asked: Swami, You told that God provides sufficient vegetarian food to each soul before its birth. Then, why are people dying out of hunger and starvation across the globe?]

Swami replied:- The starvation deaths do not take place due to lack of food in the world. These deaths take place due to the social injustice and social selfishness related to the souls. Such cases are very rare...

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