Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 28 Nov 2022


Swami answers the questions by Smt. Lakshmi Lavanya

1. Will a soul be born in an environment based on its strong samskara?

[Smt. Lakshmi Lavanya K asked: Swami You said the soul takes birth in an atmosphere depending on its strong sanskara, what about a soul for whom the whole atmosphere becomes reverse in the middle of life.]

Swami replied:- In the beginning, the atmosphere is always congenial. As the soul grows, the responsibility falls on the behavior of the soul as well. The congenial atmosphere must be tactfully used. The best way is to maintain the spiritual efforts in secrecy without hurting the surrounding atmosphere. Gopikaas did like this and made the atmosphere to be continuously congenial. Tactful handling is always the best than straight forwardness.

2. Should I consider donating money to You as if I were sending pocket money to my son?

[Shall I understand donating money to You is like sending pocket money to my son, saving money for future which will be useful for my son's better future.]

Swami replied:- Who asked for your money? You yourself offered some sacrifice and you yourself become the auditor as well as the owner of the business. God is not in need of your money. He is the husband of Goddess Lakshmi, who is the deity of all the wealth. The donation of the devotee is only to test a practical proof of his/her theoretical devotion to God. The grandfather asks his grandson for a bit of the biscuit only to test his practical love towards his grandfather and not to pacify the hunger. In fact, the grandfather himself bought and brought the packet of biscuits and kept that information a secret because the true love of his grandson is to be tested. The grandfather does not want a bit of the biscuit as a token of gratitude, but wants to know the true love of his grandson towards him.

3. Please give Your opnion about kundalini shatchakra sadhana etc.?

[Before coming to You I practiced kundalini shatchakra sadhana, meditation for destroying my bad samskaras, cure health problems of others etc., as per order of my guru, give Your opinion about all those.]

Swami replied:- I have already explained the essence of this topic. It is all a trash. Kundalini means your mind. The chakras mean the various attracting worldly bonds, which are to be crossed by you using even cheating (which is the curved motion of the Kundalini-serpent) in order to not hurt others opposing your spiritual efforts. Reaching Sahasraara is using your intelligence in a thousand (many) ways (petals of lotus) in your analysis in order to understand the ultimate truth (that the unimaginable God mediated for the first time is God Datta).

4. Shall I ask Your permission to bring any person for Your darsanam?

Swami replied:- You can bring anybody, who is interested in the spiritual journey.

[Whenever I come to You, I want to sit near to You, but some devotees feel that I am not giving enough place to seniors, we are all only female before you, so I feel I can sit side by side with Your dearest devotees.]

Swami replied:- Physical sitting is not important. Grasping My messages in the right direction is important, which will help you in your spiritual efforts.

[Some people are blessed that they discuss each and every point daily with You, but we discuss among us Your knowledge and ask You a small doubt monthly once, does ours become an ignorant discussion (ajnaana charcha)?]

Swami replied:- Not at all. But you must verify at least your final conclusions with Me so that there is no risk of human error.

5. I show all my emotions on You only. Is it a sin?

[I show all my emotions on You only, I think You are my enemy so I must chase You, You are my best friend so I must always be with You, You are my master so I must please You etc. Is it a sin?]

Swami replied:- Mental dearness is the essence of devotion. Physical dearness may bring repulsion. That which is before your eyes is always subjected to negligence. That which is far from your eyes gets deep attraction and this is said in the Veda (Paroksha priyaa ivahi…). The Veda says that even angels are not exceptions of this concept.

[Related to above, if anyone misunderstands us by listening to the discussion regarding above topic, and feel that we are scolding You, what will You say?]

Swami replied:- I have not understood this question. Make it more clear.

[I always feel You are my personal property, so You are doing everything only for me, some times people say this action of Swami is not for You, then I feel I get heart attack, how to comfort myself?]

Swami replied:- You can feel that God is your personal property. But, you shall not object the same type of devotion in the case of other devotees. This is the difference between Rukmini and Satyabhaama regarding God Krishna.

[When I go for darsanam of the human incarnation, I don't even wish my relatives because that is a rare opportunity for me to focus on God, I warn my friends also to behave like strangers. Give Your opinion.]

Swami replied:- It is good that you are isolating yourself from the world so that you can concentrate on God, but, don’t forget that you have to help others in the spiritual line to please God.

[Thank You Swami. You have given me the assurance that I can argue with You in any angle up to any extent to clarify my doubts and to learn spiritual knowledge, I trusted You that You will guide me in infinite angles to become Your slave.]

Swami replied:- I will help you in your spiritual line as and when required.

[If anyone misunderstands my intention behind my questions, what shall I do, I always trust Your decision is best, I ask only to understand knowledge behind it otherwise I can't follow You heartfully.]

Swami replied:- Don’t care for others’ misunderstandings. You must be true to your consciousness, which is nearest to God.

6. I want to share my happiness with You.

[Smt. Lakshmi Lavanya K asked: Swami I want to share my happiness with you. "నేను మెలకువతో ఉన్నానో లేక కల కంటున్నానో నిర్ధారించి తెలుసు కోవటానికి నన్ను నేను గుచ్చుకున్నాను, ఆనంద భాష్పాలు ఉబికి వస్తుండగా అమాంతంగ వచ్చి మీ పాదాల మీద పడ్డాను, మీలో కల దివ్య లక్షణాలలో దేనిని కీర్తించాలో అర్ధం కాలేదు. నా పట్ల మీరు ప్రవర్తించిన పెడ వైఖరి, కాఠిన్యము, ఆంతర్యములో గల దయ, కరుణ, లోచూపు, పరి పూర్ణ జ్ఞానము వీటిలో వేటిని ప్రత్యేకించి కీర్తించాలో అర్థము కాలేదు. ఇన్ని దివ్య లక్షణాలతో వెలిగిపోతున్న మీ వ్యక్తిత్వాన్ని మరొకసారి ధృడ పరచుకున్న విశ్వాసము తోను, ఇదివరకు ఎప్పుడూ లేని గాఢ ప్రేమ భావము తోనూ మీకు నమస్కరిస్తున్నాను. ఇప్పుడు ఇక సంతోషపు రోజులు మొదలైనాయి."]

Swami replied:- Use all your happiness in promoting your spiritual progress. This happiness must become your spiritual strength.