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Is saving money a sin?

Posted on: 28/03/2022

Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya asked: When I travel in a cab, I have to pay more. But, alternatively, I can travel in metro train and save at least half the amount? Am I doing a sin by this?

Swami Replied:- It is not such a sin that you will go to hell to receive punishment because by this, you are harming yourself and not harming others. Unfortunately, you have asked Me this question and I am a big miser! Money shall be not only earned, but must be also saved and not shaved for unnecessary expenditure. Saving is not the characteristic of a miser. You must have not only the talent of earning...

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What is the united meaning of Advaita, Vishishtadvaita and Dvaita?

Posted on: 28/03/2022

[A question by Mr. S. Satti Reddy]

Swami Replied:- Advaita means that God and soul are one and the same. This is correct in the case of a human incarnation. This same concept is wrong if every soul thinks that it is God. Even in a human incarnation, the human being component shall think that it is not God and shall think that it is only a servant doing the work of God. But the devotees of the human incarnation must think that the human incarnation...

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What are the meanings of Saalokya, Saamiipya, Saaruupya and Saayujya?

Posted on: 28/03/2022

Swami Replied:- Sālokya:- This means that yourself and God are in the same world, which is Bhuloka or this earth in loose sense. This means that you need not go to the upper world to find God, because God is in human form here itself. You need not do lifelong severe penance to find out God as energetic incarnation...

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Is being desireless correct?

Posted on: 20/03/2022

Shri Durgaprasad asked: Paadanamaskaaram Swami, it is said that desire is root cause of misery. All philosophers stress on this point. Is being desireless correct? Is not the creation for enjoyment for the souls as much as for God? Is not being desireless leading to a state...

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What is the meaning of Gan Gan Ganath Bhote?

Posted on: 20/03/2022

Shri Nitin Bhosle asked: Pranam Swamiji. What is the meaning of Gan Gan Ganath Bhote? Gajanana Maharaj...

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Mataantakrikarana Prakaranam

Posted on: 19/03/2022

(The topic of Change of Religion)

1) Yat Daivarūpa miṣṭam te, praṇama tvamaharniśam |
Avajñā pararūpasya, tavadaivasya mūlataḥ ||

[Whichever form of God you like, worship it day and night. But, don’t insult other forms of God of your religion or of other religions. If you insult the other forms of God, you have insulted...

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How to reply to arguments that non-vegetarian food is consumed in some places due to the lack of vegetation?

Posted on: 19/03/2022

Smt. Priyanka asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, When a situation came where I had to talk about animal sacrifices in rituals and how people must kill the animal nature within them and not the animal itself, I was told by my friend that in countries like the middle east, they are supposed to kill the animal in front of everyone and cook fresh meat as an offering during rituals. It cannot be considered...

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What are Shiv tattva, Ram tattva, Hanumat tattva etc.?

Posted on: 19/03/2022

Shri Jayesh Pandey asked: Dandvat Namaskaram Swamiji! May the unadulterated love and faith for You sprout in Your devotees' hearts. Swami ji, what are these tatvas? I have heard about Shiv tatva, Ram tatva, Hanumat tatva etc. But I don’t have any clear understanding about them. Therefore, I would request You, if You could explain them. There is this other thing also when I at times would wonder...

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Please accept the offering of my mind, words and work to You and bless me to hold on to Your Divine lotus feet.

Posted on: 19/03/2022

Smt. Swathika asked: Padhanamaskaram Swamiji, Thank You so much Swami for everything. You have always been there with me and helping me when I was going through a tough phase. It was Your Blissful Knowledge and Infinite Love...

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Are thoughts just imaginary?

Posted on: 19/03/2022

Ms. Bhanu Samykya asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, Swami I heard from one of the present day philosopher saying - "Do not try to stop uncontrollable thoughts because any kind of thought is just a thought. Nobody told that this kind of thought is negative, and there is no negative thought at all, thought doesn't have any power...

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Why is the same photo of Swami decorated by devotees as various forms of God including the form of Goddess?

Posted on: 14/03/2022

Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya asked:- One of my friends asked me “why is the same photo of Swami decorated by devotees as various forms of God, which include even the form of Goddess? There must be some spiritual aim and I would like to know it”. Swami, what answer should be given by me...

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Was there any specific reason behind the broadcast of the Ramayana in COVID time?

Posted on: 14/03/2022

Shri Jayesh Pandey asked: Dandvat Namaskaram Swamiji! Swami ji! During the COVID first wave, the broadcasting of Ramayana broke many records. People were extremely excited and curious to watch its episode daily in spite of such severe lockdown. Even the people who were not that religious, were eagerly waiting for the telecast of the Ramayana. A repeat telecast would severely...

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Can we say that Sati consciously chose to end Her life while Chandralekha ended life as she was unable to meet Krishna?

Posted on: 14/03/2022

Smt. Priyanka asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, Thank You for explaining regarding both Sati devi and Chandralekha. You said that they both should have controlled their emotions by doing peaceful analysis instead of giving in to their extreme emotions. Swami, please forgive me if the following thoughts are not correct. Can You please clarify another doubt expressed below regarding controlling...

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How did the thought of lust arise in the Gopikas, who conquered hormone-based lust towards God Krishna?

Posted on: 13/03/2022

Shri Anil asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, Kindly answer the following questions, at Your Lotus Feet-anil. 1. Gopikas were sages who conquered hormone based lust by their intense penance in the previous births. In such a case, how did the thought of lust arise in them (even though it is loved based lust) towards God Krishna...

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Swami Answers Shri Anil's Questions

Posted on: 13/03/2022

[Questions from internet forum]

1. Should we have a photo of God Ram on our currencies in place of Mahatma Gandhi?

Swami replied:- Mahatma Gandhi was a very strong devotee of God Ram uttering the name of Ram even in the last minute of death. God always likes to give credit to His devotees...

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What is the relationship between all the Rudras and Mahadev?

Posted on: 13/03/2022

Shri Jayesh Pandey asked: Dandvat Namaskaram Swami ji! May we all become the recipient of Your grace. Swami! In the Daksha's yagna incident, I need some clarifications. The Vedas mention about the 11 Rudras who were all invited in the yagna. I want to know what is the relationship between all these Rudras and Mahadev...

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Madhura Bhakti (Sweet Devotion) of Gopikaas in Nutshell

Posted on: 12/03/2022

Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya asked: - Swami, can You send a message on Madhura Bhakti or sweet devotion in the form of very brief points in nutshell based on which a set of audio-videos can be prepared since it is a very crucial topic. I feel that this way of representation is very essential. I will be very happy if each point is confined to a single sentence.

Swami Replied: - 1. God Kṛṣṇa is the highest form of God as said by scriptures (Paripūrṇatamaḥ sākṣāt…

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Isn't the mind a part of maya in this world? How will my soul achieve liberation by imagining the sounds of OM?

Posted on: 12/03/2022

Mr. Juan Rodriguez asked: Dear Shri Datta Swami, I have a question about meditation and meditative practices. I may not be worthy to receive the answer from God, but I must ask. I currently practice a meditative practice from a Guru that initiated me into a Meditative Yogic Lineage, I will not say which one as I do have much respect for the practice and do not want to give the wrong impression...

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Why is that Chandralekha could not overcome her family bonds when they competed with God?

Posted on: 12/03/2022

Smt. Priyanka asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, We learnt about Chandralekha that she could not attain jeevanmukti while on Earth due to her fear of worldly bonds but attained videhamukti in the upper world because she ultimately died for sake of God. Therefore, every time the Lord incarnates, she has to come down to Earth not only to serve God but also because she is bound to worldly bonds...

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In how much time will the earth be totally destroyed by humans to the point that no life exists on earth?

Posted on: 12/03/2022

Shri Bharath Krishna asked: Padanamskaram Swami, If we assume that You have completely withdrawn Your Maintenance or Administration from earth, in how much time will it be totally destroyed by humans...

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