Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 09 Oct 2023


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Swami answers devotees' questions

1. Is it correct to have a desire to please God?

[Ms. Bhanu Samykya asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, is it correct to have a desire to please God? Does it also come under aspiration devotion only? - At Your Divine Lotus Feet, Bhanu Samykya]

Swami replied:- Pleasing God is the ultimate aim of a devotee in Nivrutti.

2. Will an Avesha Avatara also show all the four divine qualities like a Paripurna Avatara?

[Shri Bharath Krishna asked: Requesting Swami's answers to my questions. Padanamaskaram Swami, Will an Avesha Avatara also show all the four Divine qualities like a Paripurna Avatara Swami? If so there is a chance that such Avesha Avatara also can be considered as a Paripurna Avatara and worshipped, isn't it?]

Swami replied:- Certainly, all types of incarnations are equal in possessed qualities or powers.

3. Kindly explain how all deities exist in the human incarnation.

[In one of Your discourses, it is said that all the deities exist in the Human Incarnation of God (Sadguru). I thought that only Lord Datta exists in the Human Incarnation (Primary Incarnation) or Lord Datta along with any other specific Energetic body and soul of a Deity (Secondary Incarnation) like Lord Shiva exists in the Human Incarnation. I am unable to understand the point that all other deities also exist in the Human Incarnation, kindly explain. Your servant, bharath krishna.]

Swami replied:- The Veda says this statement (Yāvatīrvai devatāḥ…). The unimaginable power of unimaginable God in the incarnation is omnipotence, for which nothing is impossible.

4. Is the Panchakosha Vichara given in the Upanishad applicable to the human incarnation or human beings?

[Shri Ganesh V asked: Padanamskaram Swamiji]

Swami replied:- It is applicable to an ordinary human being. In the incarnation, God is pervading all over the devoted human being both internally and externally (Antarbahiśca tat sarvam…-Veda).

5. Is the soul beyond the Anandamaya Kosha?

[At Your divine feet, Ganesh V]

Swami replied:- Awareness or individual soul or loosely called as soul is certainly beyond all the five koshas.

6. Will God punish those who are not in favor of Him?

[Ms. Purnima asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, it's quite obivous for humans to blame/ scold God when they suffer with various problems in life out of pain and grief, since God is omnipotent by default He will understand who is praising and who is scolding Him, will God punish those who are not in favor of Him? By, Purnima]

Swami replied:- Even when Hiranyakashipu scolded God in the worst way, God did not become angry at all with that demon because for God, both praise and scolding are equally enjoyable like sweet dish and hot dish in meals. He became very angry only when the demon tortured His devotee, called Prahlaada.

7. I have a deep feeling/connection for Shri Jnanadeva writings and Abangas. Please comment.

[Shri Martin asked: Dear Shri Datta Swami, Last week one day in the afternoon while sitting in a chair I drifted off in sleep and suddenly had a dream. I was on the corner of the street where I live. While crossing the street there was a woman walking in front of me I saw over her shoulder she had a book in her hands. The book was open and there was cash money and a credit card. I saw the front cover of the book and it was Shri Jnanadeva Amritubhava. I looked at her as to say that was my book and I must have dropped it. (I was not caring for the book in the dream). The lady just looked at me. I have a deep feeling/connection for Shri Jnanadeva writings and Abangas. This book and others of his have been in my possession for twenty-five years. This dream of Shri Jnanadeva happened completely out of nowhere. Thank You for Your comments. Pranams, Martin USA]

Swami replied:- This dream means only that you shall concentrate on these writings instead of simply keeping them with you in your house.