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WHAT IS THE REAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE PUSHKARALU FESTIVAL CELEBRATED ONCE IN EVERY TWELVE YEARS?
Posted on: 19/02/2021

Kum. Mohini asked: We Hindus celebrate a festival that occurs once in every 12 years which is known as Puṣkaralu (Pukaram). As a part of this festival, everyone assembles near a river bank to take a dip in it (bathing), even if the river water is polluted. What is the reason behind the celebration of this festival, Swami?]

Swāmi replied: Several traditions are based on blind beliefs and one must analyze using systematic analysis. In olden days, pollution was negligible and the waters of rivers were very good and they even carried...

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IS THERE ANY POSSIBILITY FOR A SOUL WHO HAS COMMITTED SUICIDE TO REACH LORD DATTA AGAIN?
Posted on: 19/02/2021

Smt Sudha Rani asked: Padanamaskaram Swami! We all know that committing suicide is the biggest sin. Sometimes, God protects a person who is trying to commit suicide by making his or her attempts fail. But at other times the person succeeds in committing suicide and dies. What will be the effect of that act on the soul? What will be the future births of that soul? Will such a soul never reach Lord Datta? What is the significance of the Nārāyaṇa Bali ritual done for the benefit of such a soul?

Swāmi replied: Let us say that a person provokes another to commit suicide in one birth. In the next birth, when the provoking person himself tries to commit suicide, God will allow him to succeed in committing suicide...

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WHENEVER A DESIRE COMES TO MY MIND, SHOULD I EXPRESS IT TO GOD?
Posted on: 19/02/2021

Kum. Laxmi Thrylokya asked: Padanamaskaram Swami! You taught us that we should not show over-intelligence before God because the Supreme God knows even the innermost thoughts hidden deep inside our mind. My question is how can we talk with God in our mind? How can we be honest and sincere? Suppose I have a desire in my mind and I want to supress it because I do not know if it is really good for me. God obviously knows what is good for me and He will give me the best. Whenever any desire...

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CAN THERE BE BOREDOM IN TRUE LOVE OR DEVOTION?
Posted on: 16/02/2021

Śrī Bharath Krishna asked: Will there be boredom in doing God’s service, even if the one who is serving is a climax devotee? I am particularly asking this question in the case when God asks that particular devotee to do the same type of work for a very very long time. Will that lead to boredom...

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DO SOULS IN UPPER WORLDS NEED THE PREACHING OF ENERGETIC INCARNATIONS?
Posted on: 16/02/2021

Smt Anita Renkuntla asked: The Human Incarnation preaches spiritual knowledge to humans on earth to uplift them or to reform them because people here do wrong deeds and accumulate sin. Energetic Incarnations in the upper worlds are meant only for energetic souls. Actually, the upper worlds are meant only for enjoyment (bhoga lokas) and no new deeds (karma) are done there. Therefore, there is no question of doing sins or bad deeds. Please tell me if I have misunderstood anything. Based on my above understanding, I have the following questions: 1) Then why do energetic souls worship or pray to Energetic Incarnations? 2) Do Energetic Incarnations also preach to souls in the upper worlds...

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IF LORD DATTATREYA HAD ALREADY ENTERED INTO YOU IN YOUR MOTHER'S WOMB, THEN WHY DID HE AGAIN MERGE INTO YOU IN SRISAILAM?
Posted on: 16/02/2021

Smt. Anita Renkuntla asked: Swami, You have said, “Datta existed in Me even when I was present in My mother's womb, but I was not aware of Datta at that time”. You also said that when Datta merged in You at the Srisailam temple, it was practically experienced by You. Now, I am not able to correlate the above two statements. If Lord Datta was already there in Your body, then what is the hidden meaning of His merging with You again? Is it for preaching spiritual...

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IS THE FEAR OF HURTING ONE'S EGO, THE ROOT CAUSE OF ALL FEARS?
Posted on: 16/02/2021

Smt. Suganya Raman asked: This question is about fear and ego. I feel, most sins happen out of fear. The fear of losing may cause us to cheat in order to win, or just to feed one’s ego. The fear of failures may push one to follow some illegal methods to succeed. The fear of telling the truth leads to hiding it, which is as good as a lie. So, except for natural fears like the fear of falling from a height or the fear of a sudden loud sound, are all the other fears just generated to feed one’s ego? Is having fear also a sin? Please let me know if my understanding...

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SWAMI ANSWERS DEVOTEES' QUESTIONS
Posted on: 15/02/2021

1. Find out his location of missing person.

[By Aradhana]

Swami replied: What do you mean by this?

2. Please guide me on the spiritual path to attain immortality and self-realization.

[A question by Gurumaheshwaran]

Swami replied: The soul is already immortal and the body is always perishable. For what do you require immortality? Self-realization means understanding your own capacity so that you will clearly understand...

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AM I COMMITTING A SIN BY SHOUTING AT MY MOTHER WHEN SHE CROSSES THE LIMIT OF MY TOLERANCE?
Posted on: 14/02/2021

Śrī Ganesh asked: Padanamaskaram Swamiji! My mother and father do not have a happy marriage. It has gotten worse since my father is not working anymore and is not looking for a job actively. My mother does not mind him not working for money but she is irritated with certain gimmicks of his. I have gotten used to their fighting over the years. But since I am the only person that my mother can talk to, she finds some relief...

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WHAT SHOULD I DO, IF I HAVE CONSUMED NON-VEGETARIAN FOOD AFTER AVOIDING IT FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS?
Posted on: 14/02/2021

Ms. Amudha asked: I'm sorry Swamiji, I did huge mistake. Kindly help me to refrain from it in the future. Also please suggest what action should I take now. Based on Your knowledge, I understand that eating non-vegetarian is wrong because it involves hurting other living being for sake of food and so, it is sin. I was able to avoid it and had stopped eating it for a couple of years because of Your grace. But yesterday, Goddess Amma told to consume...

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AMONG THE ELEMENTS OF CREATION, WHY DOES ENERGY (AGNI) APPEAR THIRD, EVEN THOUGH IT IS SAID TO BE THE FIRST CREATED ITEM?
Posted on: 14/02/2021

Śrī Balaji asked: Namaste Swami! Kindly clarify the difference between radiation (tejah) and agni. Teja was the first created item which was subsequently pervaded by the Unimaginable God to become Datta. But agni appears as the third item after vāyu in the sequence of creation (Akāśāt vayuḥ…). Sincerely, Balaji]

Swami replied: Agni is the gross state of energy in general. Energy in general is called tejas or energy. The subtle state of energy is ākāśa or space. The Veda says that energy (tejas) was created in the beginning...

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YOU ARE ONLY PREACHING; TOGETHER, CAN WE NOT PUT THE PREACHING TO PRACTICE?
Posted on: 14/02/2021

HSM) James Christopher Connor asked: Unification is what our organization is doing and not just (saying) preaching about. My advice is to learn three words: “Say, do, keep”. What You are offering is just “say”? Your organization probably uses money, like every other organization that participates in society. Your karma is attached to it. In this case, everything is a business. Even if You are a spiritual non-profit who only does preaching/saying...

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SHOULD DEVOTEES HELP THE SICK OVERCOME THEIR SICKNESS THROUGH MIRACULOUS MEANS?
Posted on: 14/02/2021

Smt. Suganya Raman asked: Padanamaskaram Swami! Thank You for every blessing You are showering in my life. Dear Swami, many a time, I have come across strong devotees who try to help people around them, especially the people who suffer from severe illness or diseases, by giving them ash or any material in the name of God and tell them that it will be cured. They do it out of love. Sometimes it gets cured and sometimes it might not...

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HOW CAN GOD BE JUST IF HE FIXES WHETHER A SOUL SHOULD BE BORN INTO CHRISTIANITY, ISLAM, HINDUISM OR SOME OTHER RELIGION?
Posted on: 11/02/2021

[A devotee’s question brought to Swami by Śrī Anil] Swami replied: O Learned and Devoted Servants of God! The different religions are not different at all in the subject-matter. They differ only in their external cover consisting of language and culture. A person born in a certain region where a specific language...

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DOES GOD DECIDE WHO WE WILL MARRY IN FUTURE?
Posted on: 11/02/2021

[A devotee’s question brought to Swami by Śrī Anil] Swami replied: It is said that marriages are made in heaven. This does not mean that God is running a matrimony website. The strong attachment of two souls to each other in this birth brings the two souls together again in the next birth. This attachment between the two souls is love in general. It need not specifically be romantic love. In the Aṣṭāvakra Saṃhitā, sage Aṣṭāvakra preaches to king Janaka...

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WHY DO WE GET DISCOURAGED AND LOSE OUR FOCUS ON GOD, WHEN WORLDLY PROBLEMS DO NOT GET SOLVED AFTER REPEATED EFFORTS?
Posted on: 11/02/2021

A devotee’s question brought to Swami by Śrī Anil. The devotee asked: In a certain worldly issue, despite repeated efforts, the problem does not get solved. In such a situation, one may get discouraged and lose one’s focus on God due to the weakness which comes as a result of being mentally and physically involved in solving the issue for a long time. What is the message to be learnt from such...

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ARE HINDUS LOSING THE OPPORTUNITY OF HAVING AN ETERNAL LIFE WITH GOD BY NOT FOLLOWING CHRISTIANITY?
Posted on: 11/02/2021

Śrī Anil said: This question is related to the following verse from the Bible: Romans 8:13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. A devotee said that this verse talks about the Holy Spirit due to which all Christians are one with the spirit of God (Paramātmā). But this privilege has come with a very high price. He was trying to say that Christians are washed by the blood of Jesus...

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AS PER PAUL IN THE BIBLE, WHICH LOVE IS EVERLASTING AND THE GREATEST? THE LOVE FOR GOD OR THE LOVE AMONG SOULS?
Posted on: 11/02/2021

Śrī Anil said: This question is related to the following preaching of Paul from the Bible (1 Corinthians 13) 1If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love, I would be nothing. 3If I gave everything...

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HOW CAN WE IDENTIFY AND STUDY THE PERSONALITY OF A TRUE DEVOTEE?
Posted on: 11/02/2021

Ms. Amudha asked: Swamiji, today I read this wonderful discourse given by You. In it, You have mentioned that the study of God is not as important as the study of the personality of a true devotee. Could You kindly give me more clarity...

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HOW CAN WE PREPARE OUR MIND TO DEVELOP ASPIRATION-FREE DEVOTION?
Posted on: 11/02/2021

[A question by Ms. Amudha] Swami replied: Study about the personality of God. It will create attraction in your mind towards Him in a natural way, without the aspiration for any fruit in return. Spiritual knowledge is nothing but the study of the personality of God...

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