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Satsanga On Guru Purnima (24-07-2021)

Posted on: 27/07/2021

(In the Satsaṅga with devotees, following flashes of concepts were radiated from Shri Datta Swami.)

1. Friendship (Sakhyam) is given eighth place in the nine stages of devotion in which, the last ninth step is total surrender (Ātmanivedanam). You can enjoy full freedom in friendship and this friendship is given lot of importance before marriage through words like boyfriend and girlfriend! Thus, friendship gives lot of bliss since it is devoid of fear, respect and any other formalities. One enjoys maximum in the natural freedom with a friend. After marriage such freedom disappears and the sweet memories of friendship remain as memories only. Hence, God always gives lot of importance to enjoy this friendship bond with the devotees having climax love towards Him. In this friendship, power should be not be exhibited, which causes fear generating respect. In the upper world, God is bored with this respect...

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Why is the contradicting behavior observed in the incarnations of the same God i.e., Rama and Parashurama?

Posted on: 25/07/2021

[Swāmi told that the answers given to Ms. Purnima must be read on Guru Pūrṇimā day since the word Pūrṇimā exists in Guru Pūrṇimā. Dr. Nikhil told that Guru Pūrṇimā is the conversation beteween preacher (Guru) and the devotee called Pūrṇimā! Swāmi appreciated this comment very much.]

[Ms. Purnima asked: Why Paraśurāma killed all the kings belonging to one particular caste called Kṣatriyas? Some kings like Kārtavīryārjuna might have done wrong, in which case, He should kill only those specific evil people only. Rāma killed only Rāvaṇa and not all Brāhmiṇs. Both Rāma and Paraśurāma are said to be the incarnations of same God Viṣṇu. How such contradicting behavior is observed in the same God?]

Swāmi replied: You are born in the family of Kṣatriyas and I am born in the family of Brāhmaṇas. Hence, you are supporting your own caste and scolding the other caste. I have double responsibility to answer this question because externally from the point of the medium, I am Brāhmaṇa and internally from the point of mediated God Datta, I am Paraśurāma...

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Shall we need to treat all the human beings as one as said by many people?

Posted on: 25/07/2021

[Swāmi told that the answers given to Ms. Purnima must be read on Guru Pūrṇimā day since the word Pūrṇimā exists in Guru Pūrṇimā. Dr. Nikhil told that Guru Pūrṇimā is the conversation beteween preacher (Guru) and the devotee called Pūrṇimā! Swāmi appreciated this comment very much.]

Ms. Purnima asked: Swāmi, people say that we should treat equally all the human beings as one. I could not understand this. Please explain.

Swāmi replied: There is oneness in the external phase of human being whereas, in the inner phase there is unity and diversity. The external body of every human being contains...

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Message On Gurupurnima (24-07-2021)

Posted on: 22/07/2021

The three divine preachers, Śaṅkara, Rāmānuja and Madhva must be remembered today, who wrote commentaries on the Brahmasūtrams and the Bhagavad Gītā composed by Sage Vyāsa, which represent the Veda of God. This is the holy birthday of the divine preacher, Sage Vyāsa. If we realise the unity of these three divine preachers, that will be the real celebration of Guru Pūrṇimā. An actor called Devadatta played in a role of King Hariścandra in a drama. The actor merged in the role perfectly and lived in the role and this is Monism (advaita) of Śaṅkara. This Monism is applicable to the actor and role playing in the drama only. In this way, God merges...

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Swami answers Shri Anil's Questions

Posted on: 21/07/2021

[Shri Anil asked: Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmi, some questions raised in internet discussion forum is presented below. Please grace Your response to the same. At Your Lotus Divine Feet-anil]

1. How is Jesus sitting at the right hand of God if He is God?

Swāmi Replied:- I have already told you several times that God has unimaginable power. I gave an unimaginable example for God by saying that a 2 kg lump of mud is used to generate a 2 kg mud pot and at the same time the 2 kg lump of mud remains...

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Why did Lord Krishna not fight in the battle of Kurukshetra?

Posted on: 21/07/2021

Swāmi Replied:- The unimaginable God does everything and at the same time, you will have the impression that He is not doing anything. For this reason, He is unimaginable. This shows that God Kṛṣṇa is the unimaginable God or Parabrahman. We say salutations to Kṛṣṇa, the unimaginable God (Śrī Kṛṣṇa Parabrahmaṇe namaḥ). God has given full freedom to souls and God remains as witness (Sākṣī)...

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Does the verse in Gita 'Shantiranantaram...' refer to bliss only?

Posted on: 20/07/2021

[Śrī Durgaprasad asked: Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmi, with reference to Your explanation about 'Worry, peace and bliss' given to Dr. KV Rao, does the verse in Gītā 'Śāntiranantaram...' refer to bliss only? At Your lotus feet, Durgaprasad.]

Swāmi Replied:- Wherever the word Śānti or peace comes, we shall not take only one meaning, which is becoming calm. Here, this word means full stop. Similarly, I give another example:- It is told that madness of God in Nivṛtti (spiritual line) is final and after that remaining is death only (Unmādo maranaṃ tataḥ…). This literally means after madness death is the next stage...

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Why don't we have confidence on the decisions and always try for approval from someone?

Posted on: 20/07/2021

[Śrī Hareesh Kumar asked: Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmji. Thanks a lot Swāmi ji, I was able to take few tough decisions in my day to day life because of the answer given by You regarding, “Can I take decisions based on motive of others?” I was wondering how I was able to take decision without any hesitation this time after Your answer, Is it because of the confidence I got by Your reply? Is it because of increase in intelligence? Is it because of my similar experiences...

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How is Tulasi got such a unique place among the devotees even though she did not support pravrutti and nivrutti?

Posted on: 20/07/2021

Smt. Sudharani asked: Jai Guru Datta Swāmi. My salutations to Your Lotus feet. By giving human birth You have shown Your grace. My gratitude for Your kindness. Please let me know the reason for the sacred place given to Tulasī plant. Tulasī did not support God always supporting her husband only. Neither she supported justice in Pravṛtti nor supported God in Nivṛtti. Then, how she got such a unique place in the devotees...

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Does Vikshepa mean the ignorance to think that the goal of life is his and his relative's happiness?

Posted on: 20/07/2021

[Śrī Ganesh asked: Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmiji, I have understood Vikṣepa as the ignorance of an individual who thinks that the goal of life is his and his relative's happiness. A person can certainly cross this. Is my understanding correct?]

Swāmi Replied:- Ajñāna vikṣepa means the practical influence of ignorance due to its long standing. Ajñāna āvaraṇa means the theoretical influence of ignorance...

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Is there any practical significance of knowing the time period of yugas and manvantara?

Posted on: 20/07/2021

Shri V.Ganesh asked: Pādanamaskāraṃ swāmiji, Before I entered spirituality, I wanted to earn a humongous amount of name and fame. I wanted to leave a legacy behind me. Then I saw the time period of yugas and manvantaras. From it I understood that the legacy that I'm going to be leaving behind is going to be a fraction within that timeline; it is minuscule. So there is no use in leaving a legacy behind because people are going to forget me. Is this the practical significance of knowing the time period of yugas and manvantara...

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Datta Vedaantah - Brahmaparva: Chapter-1: Anuyogajnanam

Posted on: 18/07/2021

Brahmaparvani Prathamaadhyaayah (First Chapter in Brahmaparva) - Anuyogajñānam (The Knowledge of Questions)

[December 15, 2019] [Following text is the translation of the Sanskrit verses of this book.]

1) Whatever is said by God Datta (Dattātreya) after merging with His devotee, called Venugopala Krishna Murthy, later on called as Datta Swami, is directly given here.

2) This is called as the Datta Vedānta or the Datta Yoga or the Dattamatam, which is the comprehensive spiritual knowledge of God Datta.

3) This book, called as the Datta Vedānta, is divided in to three portions called Brahma Parva (dealing with God), Jīva Parva (dealing with soul) and Yoga Parva (dealing with the union of soul with God). These three together are called as Tripuṭī...

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Why Is Every Soul Not God? (Part-9)

For Scholars Posted on: 16/07/2021

Part 9: Clarifications

Swāmi continued:- The three divine preachers called Śaṇkara, Rāmānuja and Madhva representing Śiva, Viṣṇu and Brahmā represent the single God Datta, who does destruction, maintenance and creation of this world respectively. God Datta is not only the single God (Ekamevādvitīyam... Veda) doing these three works, but also the single spiritual preacher, who established Advaita, Viśiṣṭa advaita and Dvaita philosophies for the sake of devotees in this world. These three philosophies can be applied to practical situations in the worldly life by devotees to come out of worldly ...

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Why Is Every Soul Not God? (Part-8)

For Scholars Posted on: 15/07/2021

Part 8: Conclusions

1) Unimaginable God is absolutely real by Himself and world by itself is absolutely unreal. But, world also becomes absolutely real because God grants His absolute reality (Paramārtha sattā) to the world so that the absolutely real world gives absolutely real entertainment to God. The world being absolutely unreal by itself and being shinning due to borrowed absolute reality from unimaginable God is called as relative reality (Vyavahāra sattā)...

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Maha Satsanga (Contd...)

Posted on: 14/07/2021

Continued...

27) The recognition of contemporary human incarnation can be done only if the human devotee conquers ego and jealousy. For example, God Datta has unimaginable beauty. God Datta and God Brahmā are one and the same because God Brahmā is the divine preacher of spiritual knowledge (Sadguru) being the author of four Vedas and preaches in excellent way since His wife Goddess Sarasvatī stays on His tongue. God Datta...

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Maha Satsanga (Contd...)

Posted on: 13/07/2021

Continued...

19)  The love existing in the worldly bonds itself is called devotion when the same love exists in the bond with God and this is old wine in new bottle. This love or devotion is of three types:- 1) Controlled devotion:- This exists in Pravṛtti only, which is unreal as far as the divine bond is concerned because the real love exists in worldly bonds only. The divine false love is to impress God to protect oneself and his/her worldly bonds. 2) Cunning devotion:- This exists in Nivṛtti as real love to God. If the worldly bonds of the devotee are congenial, full co-operation comes to the devotee. However, in many cases the worldly bonds oppose the divine devotion especially when the goal happens to be the contemporary human incarnation and when the devotion becomes...

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Maha Satsanga

Posted on: 12/07/2021

[A long spiritual conversation continuously for about 9 hours took place on 10th July 2021 in Hyderabad, which was attended by a very large number of devotees like Ms. Lakshmi Thrylokya etc. Some of the flashes of spiritual knowledge that radiated from Śrī Datta Swami are given below forthe  benefit of the spiritual world.]

1) For such a long time the devotees remained so much absorbed without remembering the place and time and any other worldly matter. What is reason for such a state? The reason is that God beyond space and time and world exists in Satsaṅga. Satsaṅga means the spiritual conversation among devotees (Satāṃ saṅgaḥ satsangaḥ). It means the spiritual conversation taking place among devotees. Satsaṅga also means the spiritual conversation...

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Why Is Every Soul Not God? (Part-7)

For Scholars Posted on: 11/07/2021

Part 7: Comparing the Soul with God and the Incarnation

Swāmi continued:- When we say that fire is burning some material, fire is the subject (Pramātā), the flames are the instrument used for burning (Pramāṇam), the burning is the result (Pramā) and the burnt material is the object (prameya). The subject is knower, the mind is the instrument used to know, the knowledge is the result and the knowable item is the object. Here, except the external knowable object the other three (subject, instrument and result) are awareness only. Sometimes, the object may be internal like the thought of an item. In such case, all the four are awareness only. Even the knowledge...

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What are the goals of Vishishta Advaita and Dvaita philosophies?

For Scholars Posted on: 08/07/2021

Śrī Bharath Krishna asked: Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmi, please answer the following questions of mine. Thank you so much for giving wonderful answers to all of my questions. From Your knowledge I have understood that Śrī Ādi Śaṇkarācārya gave the Advaita philosophy for atheists existing in His time so that they become theists. Although Ādi Śaṇkaracārya made His followers believe that they themselves are God, His actual intention was to gradually reveal the complete truth over time. Now You revealed the complete truth that no soul is God ...

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Does the relaxation given by Sadguru for certain sinful acts count as Sins?

Posted on: 08/07/2021

Śrī Bharath Krishna asked: Let us assume that a Sadguru gives a temporary relaxation to a devotee who is addicted to his or her Non-Vegetarian food habits because even if he is asked to avoid eating such food, mostly he or she won't. During this period from the day Sadguru gave relaxation to the day when Sadguru finally asks the devotee to give up such sinful habits...

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