Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 13 Apr 2024


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Please comment on the following statement by a Hindu Guru.

[Smt. Sudha Rani asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, Thank You Swami for enlightening me. Swami! A Guru learnt from a Hindu spiritual mission called the Hindu nation to unite first and then to become 'Narsimha'. His idea is, currently Hindus need to face/ kill double the Hiranyakashipus, who says that he alone is God. People should only worship him, leaving behind all other God forms. Please correct this version. Padanamaskaram Swami.]

Swami replied:- The concept contains several shortcomings. The unity of Hindus in understanding that the single God appears in different forms is to be appreciated and this concept can be used in the unity of all world-religions. If one says that he is God, are the people so foolish to accept such childish claims? When even this statement has to be examined by a lot of sharp analysis, will the statement “I alone am God” be accepted blindly without deep analysis? There are cases of incarnations of God saying so. Krishna told in the Gita that He alone is God. Shankara told that He alone is God Shiva (Śivaḥ kevalo'ham). Shall we treat both of them as Hiranyakashipu? You shall not say that nobody shall say that he is God and that nobody shall say that he alone is God. A true incarnation of God can say both the statements. A demon like Hiranyakashipu also says both these statements, which are false. Hence, whether some statement is true or false must be decided by strong analysis and you shall not take one type of statement as true or false without analysis. Whether it is true or false, the decision must be taken based on sharp logical analysis.