Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 26 Nov 2022


Swami answers the questions by Shri Kishore Ram

1. What is the difference between the Maya exhibited by the human incarnation and Maya?

[Questions from Shri Kishore Ram: Swamiji, what is the difference between - "Maya exhibited by the Human Incarnation" and "The Maya (power of God)"?]

Swami replied:- Maayaa means wonderful or the unimaginable power doing miracles. This power of the unimaginable God is the same Maayaa power exhibited by the human incarnation because the same unimaginable God exists in the human incarnation in merged state.

2. Swamiji, I came to know that, in Heaven, one of the pleasures is sex (deva veshyas) a soul can enjoy. Why is it so?

Swami replied:- Sex is also a type of enjoyment. Heaven grants all types of enjoyment to the soul.

3. How can we make the concept of vegetarianism universally applicable?

[Swamiji, The concept of non-violence explained by You is good. There should be a long and wide debate with regards to jeeva himsa across the world. If all the population of the world has to adopt the principle of non-violence, the consequences will be disastrous as regards to the food security. Already there's going to be scarcity of food grains as projected by UNO due to population explosion. If the present 95% of people also turn to Vegetarianism, imagine the situation of availability of Vegetarian food. The agricultural land available now is hardly able to supply the food grains to the present vegans/ grain eaters, including vegetables and fruits. It is very difficult to convince the westerners, and the eastern countries as well on this issue. Majority of human beings are carnivores. Does this principle apply to the carnivore animals too apart from humans? The livelihood of carnivore animals is based on killing their prey mercilessly. Otherwise those carnivore animals will perish forever mercilessly. Vegetarianism is specific to only a small sect of people in the world (more particularly in India). How can we make this concept universally applicable?]

Swami replied:- You should not worry about the universal application because, showing this as an excuse, we want to continue with non-vegetarian food. If all the souls on the earth become vegetarians, I guarantee that God will provide vegetarian food sufficiently for all the souls. We cannot compare ourselves to wild animals because animals have no understanding power and intelligence for sharp analysis. Non-vegetarian food is said by the doctors to be the source of several dangerous diseases. Health is the important wealth.

4. Whenever my friend chanted Swami Samartha’s name, he would experience a lot of pain. Why?

[One of my friends worships and likes Swami Samarth a lot. He used to regularly chant and meditate on His (Swami Samartha) name, but stopped it since the last few years. The reason for that was, from the last few years, whenever he used to chant the name of Swami Samartha, he would experience a lot of physical or mental pain. And this happens every time he chants and he feels it's not coincidental since this happened a lot many times. Swamiji, my friend (Subhash Pawale) is desperate to find an answer for this suffering during the time he chants. Please explain.]

Swami replied:- It is a test of God Datta to his devotion.