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BORN-DEVOTEES WERE SCHOLARS IN PREVIOUS BIRTHS
Posted on: 19/04/2014

[Dr. Nikhil asked: “Some people think that the paths of knowledge, devotion and action are not linked. They think that the path of knowledge is meant for scholars and that the paths of devotion and service (action) are meant for the illiterate and dynamic people respectively. Could You please clarify this?” Given below is Shri Swami’s clarification.]

As already told by Me, you should not allow the loose statement of anybody without subjecting it to sharp analysis. It is already clearly established that the knowledge, devotion and action are linked even in the worldly issues (Pravrutti) and in spiritual knowledge (Nivrutti)...

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INTERMEDIATE STEPS OF WORSHIP NEED NOT BE MOCKED
Posted on: 19/04/2014

Shri Anil: Other religions are mocking Hindus for worshiping the animals, birds, rats etc.

Swami replied: Adishesha is in the form of a serpent. That does not mean that every serpent is Adishesha. Hanuman is in the form of a monkey. That does not mean that every monkey is Hanuman. The deity of justice is in the form of a cow. It does not mean that every cow is deity of justice. The vehicle of Lord Shiva is a bull, which does not mean that every bull is the vehicle of Lord Shiva. A specific rat is vehicle of Lord Ganesha...

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DONATION IS A DOUBLE-EDGED KNIFE
Posted on: 18/04/2014

Hindu religion is actually in the top most place among all the religions of the world since it is the only religion that deals with the subject of God (Nivrutti) to the extreme depth. Unfortunately, this religion is now in the bottom most place. The reason is that today the rituals performed in Hindu religion are waste since the essence is lost. The essential packed precious item is neglected and the unnecessary waste packing material is given importance. If you understand this point, you will also appreciate the universality of the rituals...

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ANALYZE SCRIPTURE TO REJECT WRONG INTERPRETATIONS
Posted on: 18/04/2014

[Dr. Nikhil asked: “People say that Rama is inferior to Krishna since Rama does not have some kalas like Svarupasthiti and Ahladini”. Given below is Shri Swami’s response.]

Whenever somebody gives a statement, you must question the validity of that statement by asking its authority. If the statement does not exist in the Veda, the root divine scripture, you must test the authority of the statement by subjecting it to deep analysis. Even the statements of the Veda should be subjected to deep analysis to reject wrong interpretations. The strong logic (Jnana) existing...

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ESSENCE OF THE THREE MAIN EPICS OF HINDUISM
Posted on: 04/04/2014

Abstract for conference on the Bhagavatam at Coimbatore] All the three sacred epics of Hinduism (the Ramayanam, the Bharatam and the Bhagavatam) deal with the main concept, which is the contemporary human incarnation of the unimaginable God on this earth for the sake of humanity. Unfortunately, this main point is not impressed in our minds so far in spite ...

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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN ANCIENT INDIA
Posted on: 03/04/2014

Abstract for Symposium on Science and Technology in Ancient Scriptures, Mumbai]: Science and technology existed in ancient India to very high level in advanced state. Mathematics of Bhaskara, Astronomy of Arya Bhatta and Brahma Gupta, Geometry of Apasthamba, Bodhayana and Kaatyayana, Physics of Kanaada and Gowtama, Chemistry of Rasaarnava, Aeronautics of Maya...

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SALVATION IS SPONTANEOUS IF JUSTICE CONTROLS MONEY AND SEX
Posted on: 26/03/2014

Pravrutti is the subject related to your behavior, duties and actions towards the creation of God. Nivrutti is the subject related to your personal relationship with the Creator of this creation. Both subjects are equally important and are deeply inter-related. To understand the above concept, let us take an example in which you...

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REALIZE SIGNIFICANCE THROUGH ANALYSIS
Posted on: 25/03/2014

[Shri Guna Darsana from Bali, Indonesia requested Swamiji to give a message for the enlightenment of Hindus in Indonesia, who celebrate NYEPI Day (One Day Silence) this month end. Given below is Shri Swami’s response.]

It is a matter of happiness to note that people are celebrating a specific day as the day of silence. Silence is called as Samaadhi and the person adopting silence (Mounam) is called as the sage...

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ANALYSIS OF GOD IS SUPREME
Posted on: 19/02/2014

[Shri Ajay asked: It is very painful to observe the extent of injustice and corruption taking place even in the case of rulers and due to this, the country is going to dogs. A new leader must come to repair this situation. God must do something...

Swami Replied: It is good that you have responded against the injustice and for the justice. If possible, you should also think the best that can be done by you either by taking up some practical step or by taking up some...

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BETTER TO CONCLUDE THAT GOD IS ALWAYS CORRECT
Posted on: 05/01/2014

Dr. Nikhil: You said that God postpones the results in the case of devotees while granting boons. How to correlate this with the system of Karma Chakra You have explained?

Shri Swami: In the previous message, I have explained the general system of Karma Chakra in the case of all ordinary human beings. The topic of God need not be brought here for correlation since He is the omniscient and omnipotent Master, Who is all in all...

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QUALITIES CHANGE BY KNOWLEDGE ALONE
Posted on: 04/01/2014

Shri Anil: Please explain the Sanchita, Praarabdha and Aagaami in the case of an example so that these can be clearly understood.

Shri Swami: The Samskaras are the qualities only and are responsible for all the activities. Fruit is always associated with the action that is represented by the quality. The fruit may be awarded for certain actions like burning the finger introduced into the fire with...

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INTERMEDIATE STATE BETWEEN GOD AND WORLD IS INEVITABLE
Posted on: 03/01/2014

[Smt. Devi asked: “We are naturally attracted towards the world from birth and not so towards God. My state is with fear for the worldly whirlpool and like that of a person with two legs in two boats. Please guide us on this”. Given below is Shri Swami’s response.]

Swami Replied: The reason for the natural induction of the world is the associated world around us from the birth and due to this, our mind is naturally and constantly receiving...

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PUNISHMENT AT BIRTH FOR WELFARE OF WORLD
Posted on: 03/01/2014

[Shri Anil asked: “You told that the enjoyment of the results of the deeds is finished in the upper worlds and the soul is born in this world along with some remains of the psychological background of the deeds called as ‘Samskara’. Hence, the fruits enjoyed in this world are only the results...

Swami Replied: The deeds are divided into three categories as explained by Me already. The first category is ‘Sanchita’, which is the bundle of deeds accompanying the soul on this earth after leaving the upper...

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THE PAIN IN FALLING SHOWS REAL DEVOTION
Posted on: 01/01/2014

Smt. Devi: Padanamaskarams Swamiji, I am writing to ask You these questions, which have been bothering me for a long time. However, I am unable to express them properly. I have tried my best below to explain my present state of mind...

Shri Swami: The most difficult part of the spiritual knowledge is the concept of contemporary human incarnation. If this topic is deleted, the spiritual effort becomes very easy from all sides...

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TWO TYPES OF INCARNATIONS
Posted on: 29/12/2013

[Shri Phani asked: “Some incarnations are said to be lower, which are like incarnations of Kala (a ray of the power), Amsha (partial) compared to higher Poorna (complete) and Paripoorna (perfectly complete) incarnations. Kapila, Vyasa, Rama and Krishna are the respective examples. Does this mean that God is partially present in one incarnation and is completely present in another incarnation?” Given below is Shri Swami’s response.]

In any incarnation, the power of God may enter partly or completely. The power can be understood with quantitative difference. The source of this power is the unimaginable God in...

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LEAVING THE BODY IN MAHA SAMAADHI SHOULD BE FREE OF AGONY
Posted on: 28/12/2013

[Shri Surya asked: “I was told that a great Shankaracharya asked the Government to give permission to enter into Maha Samaadhi. The Government refused and the Acharya dropped from it. Please enlighten us on this”. Given below is Shri Swami’s reply.]

Swami Replied: Maha Samadhi means suicide in which one sits alive and a closed room is built around him. Suicide is equivalent to murdering somebody. The soul of yourself is as good as any other soul existing in a living body. When some living being is killed, the soul in it experiences torture...

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SAME GOD IN ALL INCARNATIONS AND COMMON AWARENESS IN ALL LIVING BEINGS
Posted on: 25/12/2013

The Gita says that the same God exists in different human incarnations and looks like divided (Avibhaktam Vibhakteshu). But, God is not divided because God is not an imaginable item with spatial dimensions. God, being unimaginable, exists totally in each human incarnation and the concept of division, which is applied to imaginable items of the world, cannot apply to God...

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YOGA MEANS CONTINUOUS ASSOCIATION WITH GOD
Posted on: 16/12/2013

Today is the festival of Lord Dattatreya in the name ‘Datta Jayanthi’. Every festival is mainly characterized by preparing extra food items, by following processions in the streets, by arranging heavy music, etc. The actual idea of any festival is to increase your realization of spiritual knowledge. The right knowledge is with high power. You should assimilate it by thinking it again and...

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CONTEXT AND RELEVANCE FOLLOWED BY GOD THROUGHOUT PREACHING
Posted on: 15/12/2013

Shri Anil: A person asked why Lord Krishna preached the Gita to Arjuna in the polluted environment of war? He could have preached in a peaceful situation. Could You please clarify this point?

Shri Swami: For preaching knowledge, the primary factor is the appetite for knowledge expressed by the receiver through a question or doubt. The external atmosphere is only a secondary factor. You may be serving food...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF THE APPETITE FOR DIVINE KNOWLEDGE
Posted on: 15/12/2013

[Shri Phani asked: “Many people do not have appetite for knowledge. Only one in millions has the real appetite for spiritual knowledge. In such case, the job of the Preacher becomes very easy to preach those only having appetite”. Given below is Shri Swami’s response.]

Swami Replied: The job of the Preacher is not only to give spiritual knowledge to those having appetite but also to give medicines to create the appetite. The effort should be not only to give food to those having appetite, but also to give the medicine to others...

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