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HOW TO ANSWER THE PEOPLE ENQUIRING ABOUT GOD?
Posted on: 29/12/2021

Smt. Priyanka asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, I once came across a situation where I was asked to define God. That person asked me, "Can you define this term, God? What is God and Who is God?" I was not sure where to start and where to end. Swami, You have made us realize that God is unimaginable to the human mind, but we can continuously learn about Him through His qualities...

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WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MISCHIEF DONE BY LORD KRISHNA AND BY ORDINARY SOULS?
Posted on: 29/12/2021

Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya asked: Pādanamaskāram Swami, What's the difference between mischief done by Lord Krishna...

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DO THE DEVOTED SOULS BECOME ROBOTS IN THE HANDS OF GOD WITH ZERO FREEDOM?
Posted on: 29/12/2021

Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya asked: Swami, we learnt that God has given freedom (free will) to all souls at the end of Satya Yuga and we are responsible for the consequences of our own actions (Karma). But, the devoted souls, who are in love with God, surrender their free will to God and follow the will of God. Does this mean that the devoted souls become robots in the hands of God and exercise zero freedom...

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HOW SHOULD ONE HANDLE THINGS LIKE BLACK MAGIC ETC.?
Posted on: 29/12/2021

Ms. Suganya Raman asked: Padanamaskarm Dear Swamiji. You say miracles are just jewels of God and not an identity of God, which can even be given away to demons by God. So, what are the demonic actions in this era?  Does black magic, evil eye etc come under that? I was in a notion that how could a jealousy of an ordinary human be so powerful to cause some real damage to the people on whom he/she casts his/her evil eye?  My understanding is that Evil eye and Black magic are theoretical...

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MY FAMILY DOES RUDRA ABHISHEKAM WITH COW'S MILK, WHICH IS THEN POURED IN PLANTS. WHAT ARE YOUR VIEWS ON THIS?
Posted on: 29/12/2021

Shri Jayesh Pandey asked: Dandmat Pranaaman Datta Swami ji! May You place Your holy legs on my forehead and heart. Datta, My family does Rudra abhishekam almost every other month, we are ignorant so we just perform the rituals...

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HOW COULD THE GOPIKAS BE IN PHYSICAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THEIR HUSBANDS AND ALSO WITH LORD KRISHNA?
Posted on: 29/12/2021

Ms. Bhanu Samykya asked: Pādanamaskāram Swami, The actions performed by Gopikas appear very strange and courageous to me. They are extraordinary souls who showed unconditional love towards God surrendering everything for Him. But, I regret to say that a stupid doubt is bothering my mind i.e. How could the Gopikas be in physical relationship with their husbands when at the same time being physically involving with Lord Krishna...

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CAN ANY SOUL ACHIEVE THE STATE OF DEVOTION TO GOD ONLY BY IT'S STRONG LOVE TO GOD?
Posted on: 29/12/2021

Ms. Bhanu Samykya asked: Can any soul achieve the state of devotion to God only by it's strong love to God, irrespective of it's past karma and present bad samskaras? Or only after taking spiritual knowledge and changing present samskaras, can it achieve devotion? Does devotion increase by the grace of God only? or does it depend on both the efforts of a soul to come closer to God and the grace of the God...

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I AM NOT ABLE TO DO WELL IN PRAVRUTTI LET ALONE TALK ABOUT NIVRUTTI. PLEASE GUIDE ME.
Posted on: 29/12/2021

Shri Jayesh Pandey asked: Dandvat Pranaamam, Datta Swami ji! May You place Your holy feet at my forehead and heart. Swami ji, My mind never gets stick with one thing, I'am always confused and as a result I never remain firm with my decisions and keep on changing them. Having a mindset like this, I can't even do well in pravrutti let alone talk about nivrutti.
Due to this problem of mine, I've already got lots of my parents' money wasted over me, which was given to them by Your grace, in pursuit of making my career bright. I seek Your refuge Datta Swami ji, for You are our Sadhguru...

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DOES GOD GRANT SALVATION TO THE ANCESTORS AS WELL IF PLEASED BY A SOUL'S DEVOTION?
Posted on: 29/12/2021

Ms. Bhanu Samykya asked: Pādanamaskāram Swami, I heard that when God is pleased by a devotee's devotion towards Him, He grants salvation not only to the devotee but also to devotee's past ancestors belonging to past 21 generations. Is that true Swami? You taught us that the spiritual journey of every soul is an individual personal account with God. If salvation is given to the biological ancestors...

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WHY ARE THE DESIRES OF ALL DEVOTEES NOT FULFILLED BY DOING RITUALS?
Posted on: 25/12/2021

Swami was visited by Dr. Balaji on Dec. 22, 2021 for a Satsang. The following are the questions and answers from the discussion. When people do rituals with a worldly desire, some are fulfilled and some others are not. Similarly, when people go to a temple, the desires of some devotees are fulfilled and the desires of others are not. Due to this, the devotees change their ritual or form of God to achieve their desire...

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WHY DO YOU SAY TO WORSHIP DIFFERENT FORMS OF GOD TO DEVOTEES?
Posted on: 25/12/2021

[Dr. Balaji asked: You say to worship different forms of God to different devotees and also to distribute some special food items to beggars based on astrology. How to correlate this with the above question?]

Swami replied: Shirdi Sai Baba was an Ayurvedic doctor and also Human incarnation of God Datta preaching spiritual knowledge. Depending on the level of psychology of the devotee and also of the contex...

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DOES GOD GIVE IMPORTANCE TO THE PROCEDURES GIVEN BY TRADITIONS OF RITUALS?
Posted on: 25/12/2021

Dr. Balaji asked: You have highlighted Devotion and Practical sacrifice (dakṣiṇā to deserving recipients) as the key components of a ritual. In addition to this, people follow many procedures given by their traditions while performing rituals like drawing certain symbols, lighting lamps, chanting specific mantras etc. Does God give importance to the procedure of performance in accordance...

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IS IT NECESSARY TO TAKE SAFFRON CLOTH TO BECOME A SAINT?
Posted on: 25/12/2021

[A question by Dr. Balaji]

Swami replied: Saffron cloth is not at all necessary to become a saint in the present days. Instead of the saffron cloth, you must have a laptop to become a saint. The duty of the saint is to propagate the spiritual knowledge in the world. Ancient generations were neither having good conveyances nor laptops. They used to physically move from one place to the other to propagate the true...

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SOME SCHOLARS RUB EVEN ILLOGICAL CONCEPTS BY QUOTING SANSKRIT VERSES. DO WE HAVE TO ACCEPT THEM?
Posted on: 25/12/2021

[A question by Dr. Balaji]

Swami replied: If the Sanskrit language itself is the divine authority, we shall accept the concept of atheism also spoken by sage Charvaka in Sanskrit verses. No language is the authority. The meaning conveyed...

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DOES NARAMEDHA SACRIFICE MEAN TO KILL THE HUMAN BEING?
Posted on: 25/12/2021

[A question by Dr. Balaji]

Swami replied: The negative nature of the human being is to be killed and not the human being. The word naramedha means purification of the human being by killing its negative human nature. The Veda itself says that the animal...

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WHY DID GOD KRISHNA ADVISE TO WORSHIP THE INERT HILL THAN WORSHIPPING ANGEL INDRA?
Posted on: 25/12/2021

[A question by Dr. Balaji]

Swami replied: The angel Indra was having a lot of pride in his mind thinking himself as the ultimate controller of rains. The ultimate controller of rains and also of any activity of the world is only God Datta or Father of Heaven, whose incarnation is God Krishna. In this context, God Krishna felt that the hill is better than Indra in not having ego. Moreover, Indra is worshipped as the ultimate...

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PLEASE TELL YOUR VIEWS ABOUT ME.
Posted on: 21/12/2021

Shri Jayesh Pandey asked: I lack words, Datta Swami ji!  Do You always have an eye on me, Datta? Were You ever angry with me Datta?  Since You know more about me than myself. Did You made me come to You, Datta? I had many more questions about myself, and different perspective about You. But they come and go. I dont know what to say now. I'am very Sorry, if I'am being blunt / negligent towards You, and...

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HOW CAN A PERSON CONTROL HIS OR HER ANGER?
Posted on: 21/12/2021

Manasa Pathani asked: How can a person control his/ her anger...

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HOW IS THE LUST SHOWN TO GOD TREATED AS SIN IN NIVRUTTI?
Posted on: 21/12/2021

Shri Anil asked: Padanamaskaram, Swami few questions are given below. Please grace Your answers. At Your Divine Lotus Feet-anil. Swami, You mentioned that any quality which is directed towards God is always good. In this context, I have one doubt. Gopikas had sexual intercourse with God Krishna since their love based lust was towards God. In such case how this lust is treated as a sin? How can this act of lust with God be weighed based on Pravrutti principle and is treated as a sin? Suppose, if it is not a sin, how it is justified that God Krishna went to hell...

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DID SWAMI VIVEKANANDA STOP TAKING NON-VEG. BEFORE HE GOT SALVATION?
Posted on: 21/12/2021

Shri Anil asked: Swami, You said that “The negative quality that harms the society is not neglected by God, which will be very shortly rectified before giving salvation”. In this context You mentioned that Arjuna who subsequently born as hunter and Swami Vivekananda respectively, ate non-veg. in all these births. Did Swami Vivekananda stop taking non-veg. before he got salvation...

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