Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 08 May 2024


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Swami answers devotees' questions

1. Does having pets like cats add up to runaanubandha?

[Smt. Anita Renkuntla asked: Paada Namaskaaram Swami Guru Datta Sri Datta Prabhu Datta Swami, does having pets like cats bring misfortune and add up to our runaanubandha? At Your Holi feet Anita]

Swami replied:- Pets are also souls born in those bodies. The concept of runaanubandha certainly applies to pets also.

2. What is the inner meaning of Your smile while a devotee expressed inability to do an action and asks for Your grace?

[Shri Satthi Reddy asked: Mee Paada Padmalaku Namaskaram Swamiji, Swamiji, a devotee named Sumathi, asked Lord Datta to become her son. Swamiji granted the boon to her by putting a clause that she should not fall in fascination with that child and follow His orders. Then she expressed her inability, Swamiji blessed her with a smile, and He disappeared. Swamiji, Your smile is filled with Knowledge. Please explain, Swamiji about Your smile and its indication?]

Swami replied:- Smile indicates the love and grace of God. Silence in the case of this smile indicates the force of the deity of justice to implement the fruits of deeds strictly. A balance between these two is the total essence of the smile. Such smile with silence is a mixture of sweet dish and hot dish.

3. How can one mitigate his impulsive behaviour?

[Shri Jayesh Pandey asked: Padanamaskaram Swami ji! How can one mitigate his impulsive behaviour? Below Your Feet, Swami ji!]

Swami replied:- By hearing the spiritual knowledge from the Sadguru especially on such concept.

4. Is having moha for God not correct?

[Smt. Priyanka asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, Is having 'moha' (blind fascination) for God based on selfishness and ignorance whereas having 'prema' (true love) for God is based on selflessness, surrender, and sacrifice? So, is having moha for God not correct? At Your divine lotus feet, Priyanka]

Swami replied:- Fascination to God based on selfishness and ignorance is somewhat correct (because of faith in God, which means that after all the soul at least believes God) whereas fascination to God based on selflessness and true love is perfectly correct. The former is business devotion whereas the latter is fan devotion.