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MOKSHA VIMARSA PRAKARANAM (THE TOPIC OF ANALYSIS OF SALVATION)
Posted on: 23/05/2022

1. Arthājñā mokṣamicchanti, jñāte dūraṃ palāyitāḥ |
Calacitre vanānande, mokṣārthaḥ pariniṣṭhitaḥ ||

[Everybody prays to God for salvation because the actual meaning of salvation is not known. If the actual meaning is known, everybody will run away from praying God for salvation. Everybody thinks that salvation is enjoyment of divine bliss and this impression is created by cinemas, which show the soul after salvation with immense bliss moving in a beautiful garden! The actual meaning of salvation is liberation...

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WHICH IS THE SURE-SHOT METHOD TO ATTAIN SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE AND DEVOTION IN KALIYUGA?
Posted on: 22/05/2022

Shri Jayesh Pandey asked: Dandvat Namaskaram Swami ji! Which is the sure-shot method for attaining knowledge and devotion in this Kaliyuga? What is faith, love and devotion? Am I wrong and committing sin in disobeying my parents? Please enlighten me...

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WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING ARE CORRECT VERSES IN THE HANUMAN CHALISA?
Posted on: 22/05/2022

Shri Jayesh Pandey asked: Dandvat Namaskaram Swami ji! In the Hanuman Chalisa, which of the following are correct verses?

1. 'Shankar Suvan Kesari Nandan' or 2. 'Shankar Swayam Kesari Nandan' and

1. ' Kandhe Munja Janeu Saaje...

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KINDLY CLARIFY THE FOLLOWING VERSE IN MUKUNDA MALA STOTRAM BY KULASEKARA ALWAR?
Posted on: 22/05/2022

Shri Balaji asked: Namaste Swami, Kindly clarify on the following verse in Mukunda Mala Stotram by Kulasekara Alwar. 'Majjanmanah phalamidam ........ Bhrtya Bhrtya Bhrtyasya Bhratya iti Smara Maam Lokanaatha'. Here, the saint asks the Lord to consider him as the servant of the servant ....... of the servant of the Lord's servant.

How can one practically understand and apply this statement in the current Kali Yuga? There are various levels of devotees starting from Hanuman, Gopikas, Garuda etc., upto ordinary devotees of low level who form the majority...

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YOGA VICHARA PRAKARANAM (THE TOPIC OF ENQUIRY OF UNION)
Posted on: 22/05/2022

1) Trigurusthāna saṅgādi—dvayorekatva pūrṇavān |
Yoga ityucyate daive, mito laukikavānapi||

[The word Yoga has a wide range of meanings. The union may start with just meeting a person by another person. This may progress further by coming more and more near and close. The nearness and closeness may increase further so that both persons become very very close. This may end with the final step of becoming one with the other person. It starts with closeness in the dualism of Madhva...

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MATASAMANVAYA PRAKARANAM (THE TOPIC OF CORRELATION AMONG RELIGIONS)
Posted on: 18/05/2022

1. Bhinnajñānāni cāṅgānām, aṅgī hastī sa bhidyate |
Jñeyaprakaraṇe bhinne, tattadanvaya ujjhitaḥ ||

[All the ancient philosophers, who developed various theories are quarrelling with each other because the concept of totality is missing. Every theory is correct when it is applied to a part of the total concept as in the case of blind people studying the form of an elephant by touching different parts of the elephant (Andhagaja nyāya). The elephant is like a pillar if its leg is touched. The same elephant...

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SRUSHTILAKSHYA PRAKARANAM (THE TOPIC OF THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF THE CREATION)
Posted on: 15/05/2022

1. Vedoktamekato'nyasya, ramaṇaṃ rājava dvibhoḥ |
Mānuṣa Brahmaṇor bhedāt, kālakṣepo na kevalam||

[Scholars say that the Veda clearly states that God alone existed before the creation and thought of creating this universe to get entertainment to get rid of the boredom of loneliness (Ekākī na ramate sa dvitīyamaicchat). In this context, scholars say that even though God...

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IS IT RIGHT TO DONATE MONEY TO SOCIAL WORK ORGANISATIONS?
Posted on: 13/05/2022

Shri Jayesh Pandey asked: Dandvat Namaskaram Swami ji! Is it right for me if I resist donating money to social service organisations coming at my doorstep? Dandvat Namaskaram to Swami ji and to His blessed...

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF DISAPPEARANCE OF MATTER, ENERGY AND AWARENESS?
Posted on: 13/05/2022

Shri Anil asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, Kindly answer the following questions, at Your Divine Lotus Feet-anil. What is the meaning of disappearance of Matter, energy and awareness? Does it mean that all these 3 are converted finally...

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WILL THE ELIMINATION TECHNIQUE USED BY ANCIENT SAGES LEAD TO AD-INFINITUM?
Posted on: 13/05/2022

Shri Anil asked: Ancient sages used the elimination technique of ‘Neti, Neti’ to find out God. Will it not lead to ad-infinite? How they concluded? Did they stumble upon...

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WHY CAN FORMLESS GOD NOT BE TREATED THE AS UNIMAGINABLE GOD?
Posted on: 13/05/2022

[A question by Shri Anil]

Swami replied: You can imagine formless energy, space, air and water. Since imaginable items are parts of the imaginable creation...

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IS THERE ANY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE FREQUENCY OF SPACE AND THE ETERNAL SPACE?
Posted on: 13/05/2022

Shri Bharath Krishna asked: Padanamskaram Swami. Is there any difference in the frequency of Space and The Eternal Space? If so, is that difference similar to the difference between the frequency of the visible energy and that of space...

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IS IT BAD TO EXTRAPOLATE THE KNOWLEDGE GIVEN BY YOU?
Posted on: 13/05/2022

Shri Bharath Krishna asked:Padanamskaram Swami, Swami, due to my curiosity, I tend to extrapolate the knowledge given by You to find out the hidden truths. Is this a bad quality? Am I doing this out...

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WHAT SHOULD BE MY FURTHER COURSE OF ACTION AS MY ABDOMEN'S ULTRASOUND REPORT CAME OUT NORMAL?
Posted on: 13/05/2022

[Shri Jayesh Pandey asked: Dandvat Namaskaram Swami ji! By Hanaman ji's grace, my Abdomen's Ultrasound report came out normal. What should be my further course of action? At Your feet. Dandvat Namaskaram...

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VIBHUTI PRAKARANAM (THE TOPIC ON MIRACLES)
Posted on: 10/05/2022

1. Śaṅkarasthāpitaṃ cohyaṃ, nohyameva vibhūtibhiḥ |
Astitve sthāpite jñāna-yogādi gṛhyate param ||

[Generally, the atheists require the perception of divine miracles as a proof for the existence of the unimaginable God as source of miracles. Just like on seeing the smoke, the fire is inferred, similarly, the unimaginable God is inferred on seeing the unimaginable events called miracles. This is the best way of proving the existence of the unimaginable God to the entire world consisting of different mentalities...

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SHALL I GO FOR A FULL HEALTH CHECK-UP OF MY BODY?
Posted on: 09/05/2022

Shri Jayesh Pandey asked: Dandvat Namaskaram Swami ji! Should i go for a full health check-up of my body...

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NIRGUNA BRAHMA AND SAGUNA BRAHMA?
Posted on: 26/04/2022

Shri Jayesh Pandey asked: What is the difference between Nirguna Brahma and Saguna Brahma? Does the Nirguna Brahma ever get affected by the creation?  Are the Nada Brahma and Jyoti Brahma devoid of emotions? These set of questions may indicate to you the state of my mind...

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GOD IN THE FORM OF SURYANARAYANA
Posted on: 26/04/2022

Shri Durgaprasad asked: Paadanamaskaaram Swamiji, I have a confusion in these correlated questions. Who are the deities and demi Gods? It is said that Lord Datta resides in 33 crores of deities. Then, why is the Sun deity not God? You said that Sun should be taken only as a representative model. In fact, Sun preached the spiritual knowledge to Hanuman. On the other hand, God in the form of Ganesha and Subramanya...

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WHAT SHOULD BE OUR IDEAL ATTITUDE WHILE PRAYING?
Posted on: 26/04/2022

Shri Jayesh Pandey asked: 1. Dandvat Namaskaram Swami ji! What should be our ideal attitude while praying? Does a mere recitation of a mantra or hymn fruitful? Is praying dependent on time? The more we pray, the better? While developing devotion to a form of God, how should be our thinking towards the deity? When I chant Hanuman Chalisa, how my thoughts should be towards...

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WHICH IS THE CORRECT PATH, LEAVING FAMILY BONDS OR STAYING WITH THEM?
Posted on: 26/04/2022

Shri Durgaprasad asked: Paadanamaskaaram Swamiji, the Gopikaas attained the highest fruit while staying with the family bonds. On the other hand, the incarnations, Buddha and Shankara themselves showed the path of leaving their family bonds for the sake of God. Which path is correct...

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