Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 09 May 2024


Swami answers questions on Hinduism brought by Shri Anil

[Shri Anil Antony asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, I request You to answer the following questions raised in a discussion forum related to Islam. At Your Lotus Feet-anil.]

1. Why did God create God?

Swami replied:- God created His dress or medium so that He can be visible to all the souls after coming out of the bathroom called unimaginable domain.

2. What is the nature of Goddess Durga? Is She considered a human or a deity?

Swami replied:- Goddess Durga is the unimaginable power of the unimaginable God or Parabrahman. She herself is Parabrahman because any number of unimaginable items have to be counted as one unimaginable item only.

3. What exactly are the reasons why God created pigs?

Swami replied:- A pig eats the excretion matter of human beings and cleans the earth. God in the form of pig (Varaaha incarnation) cleaned the earth by eating (killing) the bad ignorant demons. From any corner of this creation, spiritual knowledge can be learnt.

4. Why does Lord Krishna claim to only speak what is written in the Vedas, even though He says new things in the Bhagavad Gita?

Swami replied:- The new things told in the Gita by God Krishna are the hidden meanings of the sacred statements of the Veda only.

5. What evidence supports the belief that the Vedas were not created by humans and were instead revealed to sages by a higher power?

Swami replied:- The subject of the Vedas itself is the proof. You shall base on the knowledge only and not the author of knowledge. This means that you must judge the author of the Vedas as God based on the merits of the knowledge of the Veda. You should not be reverse by saying that even a false concept must be correct because it is written by God. The prior way brings unity among religions and the latter way brings split among religions.

6. Why are Hindu Gods scary looking?

Swami replied:- There are certain human beings, who come to the correct path only when they are scared. Love does not apply in the case of all the souls.

7. Why did Krishna need to make such different countries and different people who don't worship Krishna and the Vedas in Kali Yuga?

Swami replied:- This question applies to the form of God of every religion! You will find the underlying united single God if you realize that all the people are worshipping the same God in different dresses (forms).

8. Can ladies worship a Shivling?

Swami replied:- Yes. Shivalinga represents the wave form of energy.

9. Why is the grave of Sai Baba worshiped by Hindus?

Swami replied:- The worship of statues, graves etc., belonging to the divine forms of God improves the theoretical devotion in souls.

10. How do I learn Hinduism and its original scriptures?

Swami replied:- By putting some sincere effort.

11. What is one truth which affects millions of people?

Swami replied:- One truth is that God is one.

12. How are Hindu Gods benefited if a Hindu attains moksha or enlightenment?

Swami replied:- God is not benefited in any religion. It is the devotee, who gets all the benefit.

13. How does an enlightened person behave in daily life compared to others?

Swami replied:- An enlightened person always applies the spiritual concepts in practice. Others keep the concepts only in the brain and on the tongue.

14. What is the significance of the belief that God never gives up on us?

Swami replied:- God is the divine Father. Even the human father does not give up on his children.

15. How does God (Brahma) determine morning and night if time does not exist for Him?

Swami replied:- God is beyond time and this does not mean that time does not exist.

16. Why did Kartikeya, the son of Shiva, marry an ordinary girl instead of another Devi?

Swami replied:- Kartikeya married Valli, the daughter of Aadishesha and also married Devasena, the daughter of Indra.

17. Was Arjuna trained in the arts of war by Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita?

Swami replied:- God Krishna was the driver of the chariot of Arjuna guiding Arjuna in all directions.

18. Can a homosexual go to heaven?

Swami replied:- Homosexuality indicates only the lust of a beast. Even hell hates him/her to receive!

19. How do I live in line with the example given by Lord Shiva?

Swami replied:- By simple living without selfishness and by trying to help not only good people but also bad people through proper guidance. If the bad people are not reformed by your guidance, you must be able to punish them. God Shiva helped angels as well as demons through proper preaching. If the demons are not reformed, God Shiva punishes them with death.

20. Does God punish us if we don't go to the temple?

Swami replied:- God will not punish you even if you don’t worship Him in your house. Will such God punish you for not coming to temple? Everybody is worshipping God for selfish benefits only and God is not a politician, taking care of the number of the voting devotees!

21. Is there a limit to the number of people who can achieve Moksha?

Swami replied:- There is no question of any limit because the souls getting salvation are counted on fingers.

22. According to the Bhagavad Gita, what happens to people who rejected Lord Krishna in their previous lives?

Swami replied:- I have already told that God will never care about the rejection of Himself by the soul. He is not a politician worried about the votes of devotees. If the soul follows the mandatory rules of Pravrutti, that is sufficient for God. Such a soul strictly following at least Pravrutti will be placed by God on His head in this Kali age!

23. Is there any historical evidence of Arjuna fighting with God Shiva? If so, when and where did it take place?

Swami replied:- It is mentioned in scripture and there is no need for the scripture to write lies.

24. Can someone achieve the same level of enlightenment as Lord Krishna in modern times?

Swami replied:- The enlightenment of Lord Krishna is beyond time.

25. Did Krishna and Radha ever have a physical or mental fight?

Swami replied:- There was physical fight (sexual union, which looks like physical fight). There was never any mental fight.

26. Why is God great but not the man who helps others?

Swami replied:- Man helps bad souls also due to fascination. God helps only good souls. Hence, God is great and not the man.

27. Can religion make a man good?

Swami replied:- If the man can filter the bad insertions of bad followers from the scripture, any religion can make man good.