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How can students inculcate real spiritual knowledge into their lives?

Posted on: 01/12/2022

Smt. Chhanda asked: clearing mind - PadaAnamaskaram Swami, in my earlier question on "How can students inculcate real knowledge into their daily lives?" probably I could not put the question properly. What I meant to say was only from spiritual knowledge point of view. Please take the pain again...

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Why did You say that Datta is making a final effort to remove the incorrect knowledge through You?

Posted on: 01/12/2022

Smt. Chhanda asked: Prarthana- Padanamaskaram Swami, in my last question's (spiritual leaders preaching Advaita philosophy) answer, You have mentioned at the last that God Datta is putting His last effort to remove the wrong knowledge through You. Swami why did You say so? I want Your feet in every birth to come...

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Swami answers the questions by Shri Divakar

Posted on: 01/12/2022

1. How can I strengthen my surrendering to You?

[Shri Divakar asked: Padnamskaram Swami, Kindly clarify my doubts as mentioned below swami, how can I strengthen my total surrendering to You swami?]

Swami replied:- Surrender to God must be natural and spontaneous. Attraction or devotion to God will bring the surrender simultaneously. Devotion comes more and more as the spiritual knowledge (details about the divine personality of God) is achieved...

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Swami answers the questions by Smt. Lakshmi Lavanya

Posted on: 01/12/2022

1. Please explain the penance done by Yogi.

[Smt. Lakshmi Lavanya K asked: Aparoksha anubhava. In the life history of a Yogi, his Guru made him suffer a lot to burn his bad karma and preached him knowledge after that. Then the Guru sent him to do penance alone in Himalayas. Finally, he became a Mahaatma...

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Which is the final authority between logical analysis and experience in the world?

Posted on: 01/12/2022

Smt. Lakshmi Lavanya K asked: Between Yukti (Logical Analysis) and Anubhava (Experience in the world), which is the final authority? What is difference between paroksha anubhava and aparoksha anubhava...

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Osho accepts Godliness but not God. What do You say?

Posted on: 01/12/2022

Ms. Thrylokya asked: Osho says that good qualities like love, egolessness, etc., are God. He accepts these qualities as Godliness and does not accept God. He says that Godliness, which is any of these divine qualities can be experienced. Swami, this concept seems to be good and there is no place for any objection. What do You say?]

Swami replied:- The main objection to this concept is that God must exist to utter the word Godliness. I deal this question in two stages:-

1st stage:- Is love or Godliness an inert quality (like weight of matter, propagation of energy waves...

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Swami answers the questions by Shri Ganesh

Posted on: 01/12/2022

1. Is mula prakriti finite or infinite?

Shri Ganesh V asked: Padanamaskaram Swamiji, Is mula prakriti finite or infinite? I am asking this because you have referred in this discourse that mula prakriti is infinite...

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How can You say that dream is real?

For Scholars Posted on: 30/11/2022

Dr. J.S.R. Prasad asked:- Sashtanga Pranams Swami. How can You say that dream is real? In the dream, I saw a lion. Compared to awaken state, I never saw a lion in this real world. Therefore, only awaken state is real while the dream state is unreal. Please comment on these remarks. - At Your Holy Divine Lotus Feet

Swami Replied:- Why should you compare awaken state with dream state? In that case, you can compare awaken state with deep-sleep state also and say that deep-sleep is also unreal. Unreal can never be experienced. You have experienced...

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Can we say that the items seen in the dream that are impossible to see in the real world are unreal?

For Scholars Posted on: 30/11/2022

Dr. J.S.R. Prasad asked:- Sashtanga Pranamas Swami. Sometimes in dream state, we are finding some items, which are impossible in the awaken state of the world. Then, can we say that at least, such items are unreal? - At Your Holy Divine Lotus Feet

Swami Replied:- Even though an impossible animal with eight legs and two tails in awaken state of the world is not seen, it appears in the dream state. In dream state, the individual soul exists with its brain-activity. Even though such animal...

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How shall souls conduct when they completely surrender to God?

Posted on: 28/11/2022

Smt. Priyanka asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, How do souls conduct themselves in everyday life when they have completely surrendered to God or have left everything to God? At Your divine lotus feet, Priyanka

Swami replied:- Who asked you to surrender completely to God? It is your devotion and not the demand of God. God does not need a single paisa from you and also does not aspire for it. Sacrifice of hard-earned money (Karmaphala tyaaga)...

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Does God decide the time to change a soul's samskaras?

Posted on: 28/11/2022

Smt. Priyanka asked: Does God decide when it is time to change a soul's samskaras? Swami, You had mentioned that only true spiritual knowledge can change a person's samskaras. Once a soul is transformed, will the old accumulated samskara vanish completely and never get carried forward to any future births?

Swami replied:- All these are simply dreams without the practical action in the spiritual effort. The soul must sincerely try to assimilate the true spiritual knowledge given by the Sadguru continuously to reach the goal...

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Swami answers the questions by Smt. Priyanka

Posted on: 28/11/2022

1. What should be our correct attitude while serving You?

[Smt. Priyanka asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, When there is some work to be done that is assigned by You, is it egoistic to think that I don't want to displease You and do the work sincerely because as souls, we end up making mistakes anyway and nothing is truly possible...

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What does the phrase 'By the grace of God' mean?

Posted on: 28/11/2022

Ms. Samykya asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, How to understand phrase "by the grace of God". - At Your Divine Lotus Feet, Bhanu Samykya...

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Swami answers the questions by Smt. Lakshmi Lavanya

Posted on: 28/11/2022

1. Will a soul be born in an environment based on its strong samskara?

[Smt. Lakshmi Lavanya K asked: Swami You said the soul takes birth in an atmosphere depending on its strong sanskara, what about a soul for whom the whole atmosphere becomes reverse in the middle of life.]

Swami replied:- In the beginning, the atmosphere is always congenial. As the soul grows, the responsibility falls on the behavior of the soul as well. The congenial atmosphere must be tactfully used. The best way...

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Saibaba said that giving bread to a dog was equal to giving bread to Him. Is it not Advaita?

Posted on: 28/11/2022

Smt. K. Padmaram asked:- Shirdi Saibaba told that He is in the dog and the dog is in Him. Hence, He told that giving bread to the hungry dog is equal to giving bread to Him. Is this not supporting Advaita philosophy?

Swami Replied:- Such statements are called as ‘Arthavaadas’ which mean telling a lie in order to accomplish a good purpose. The lie has to be told as per the requirement of the context. I will give a similar example from the Bhagavad Gita. Krishna told Arjuna...

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Message on Datta Jayanti (07.12.2022)

Posted on: 27/11/2022

(Abstract:- Advice to devotees is given to maintain unity and love among them along with team spirit in doing God’s work. Devotees are advised to completely eradicate ego-based jealousy towards the co-devotees.)

We are blessed by God Datta in a very special way because this time, the knowledge which has radiated from God Datta is so wonderful that such knowledge was not revealed by God Datta so far since the beginning of this creation. Are we not specially blessed? Am I exaggerating...

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Swami answers the questions by Shri Abhiram

Posted on: 26/11/2022

1. What is the meaning of the word Datta?

[Questions from Shri Abhiram: What is the meaning of the word Datta? Swamiji, in Your discourse, I read and I see multiple explanations for this word, a) Atri Maharshi got a doubt whether Parabrahman is one or many (Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva). God appeared as God Datta. b) Dattudu Chikkaadu (get hold of God Datta)...

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Swami answers the questions by Shri Kishore Ram

Posted on: 26/11/2022

1. What is the difference between the Maya exhibited by the human incarnation and Maya?

[Questions from Shri Kishore Ram: Swamiji, what is the difference between - "Maya exhibited by the Human Incarnation" and "The Maya (power of God)"?]

Swami replied:- Maayaa means wonderful or the unimaginable power doing miracles. This power of the unimaginable God is the same Maayaa power exhibited by the human incarnation because the same unimaginable...

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Did Lord Krishna test the Gopikas secretly or was this known to His wives as well?

Posted on: 26/11/2022

Shri Kishore Ram asked: Swamiji, Lord Krishna tested the Gopikas on the three strongest bonds (wealth, children and life partner). Did Lord Krishna perform these tests secretly or was this known to His eight wives as well?

Swami replied:- God Krishna performed the test of the bond with life-partner very secretly...

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How to correlate fan devotion and simultaneously, God disliking the sacrifice of life by a devotee?

Posted on: 26/11/2022

Smt. Priyanka asked:- Swami! You appreciated Gopikaas for sacrificing their lives after Krishna left His gross body. At the same time, You told that Krishna did not relish such sacrifice of the Gopikaas. While mentioning fan devotion also, You told that the fan commits suicide on hearing the death of his hero. How to correlate these points?

Swami replied:- Sacrifice of life for the sake of God is really appreciable from the angle of the love of the devotee to God. But, from the angle ...

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