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Shouldn't a devotee have ambition to rise in spiritual path?

Posted on: 27/10/2021

Ms. Bhanu Samykya asked: Pādanamaskāram Swami, In Parabrahma Gita, You said, "But, in divine love, rising is the fruit, you should not have eye on it,

You must like deep fall only as suffering in sacrifice and surrender, In service, eyes are on fall only in serving God, slavery is the way!"...

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Whether Chandralekha is Goddess Sati or an ordinary soul?

Posted on: 27/10/2021

[Ms. Bhanu Samykya asked: Swami, You have recently said that the 11 Gopikas who reached Goloka excluding Raadhaa are ordinary souls only. But, You have also revealed about a Gopikaa named 'Chandralekha' who reached Goloka. She was the incarnation of Goddess Sati and not an ordinary soul. How can both these facts be true simultaneously? Please enlighten me. -At Your Divine Lotus Feet, Bhanu Samykya.]

Swami Replied:- When I told that Raadhaa, incarnation of God Shiva, came to guide the human...

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Is there a past-life connection to current life fear phobias?

Posted on: 27/10/2021

Smt. Priyanka asked: Pādanamaskāram Swami, Is there a past-life connection to current life fear phobias? This question is regarding fear phobias in worldly matters. We commonly hear about people's fear phobias since childhood. It does not go away even in adulthood. We hear about people having fear of heights, fear of needles, fear of darkness, fear of enclosed rooms and many more. Sometimes, it is not connected to something that happened...

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What is the significance of certain trees or leaves associated with Gods?

Posted on: 27/10/2021

Smt. Priyanka asked: Swami, most of us are aware of the significance of Tulasī leaves used in prayer rituals. But, can You please explain why Lord Shiva likes Bilva leaves and why Lord Vishnu likes Peepal leaves? Also, why is Lord Dattātreya associated with a fig...

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If female birth is the final birth, will it not develop jealousy in males?

Posted on: 27/10/2021

[Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya asked:- Swami, You told that the soul has to take female birth as final birth before getting salvation. Will this not develop jealousy in males against females?]

Swami Replied:- The ego based jealousy is very common in human beings either in Pravrutti or Nivrutti. This attacks the heart of even a Sage on seeing a co-human being or a co-devotee or even contemporary human incarnation. The ego is of two types:- 1) Inherent ego based on gender, caste etc., and 2) Acquired ego based on external conditions like education, wealth etc. Both male and female...

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Divine Satsanga on 24-10-2021

Posted on: 27/10/2021

On October 24th, 2021 Swami gave replies in Satsanga with Shri Kishore Ram, Shri Hrishikesh, Shri Kartik, Shri Nitin etc. Some flashes from replies of Swami are presented here below:

1) Devotion means Nivrutti and it is regarding knowing all the details of the divine personality of God by which climax attraction to God is developed, which leads to a personal bond with God in which God takes the entire responsibility of the devotee like mother cat carrying on its child from one place to other place (Mārjālakiśoranyāya). In Nivrutti field, God is not interested and develops...

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Does the human incarnation of God (Sadguru) also get dreams?

Posted on: 26/10/2021

[Ms. Lakshmi Thrylokya asked: Pādanamaskāram Swami, Does human incarnation of God (Sadguru) also get dreams? Do You get random worldly dreams like falling down from heights, flying in the air, being chased, etc just like us?]

Swami Replied:- Both human being and human incarnation get dreams of the same type because both human being and human incarnation live in the same world. For human being, this world is absolute truth...

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How to maintain the right amount of confidence in one's own devotion?

Posted on: 26/10/2021

[Ms. Lakshmi Thrylokya asked: Should a devotee be confident about his/her devotion? How can a devotee know if he or she is over-confident or under-confident? How to maintain right amount of confidence on one's own devotion?]

Swami Replied:- Devotion is linked with God. Hence, it is always better...

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Which of the following statements is the right way of thinking?

Posted on: 26/10/2021

Ms. Lakshmi Thrylokya asked: What's the difference between these two different types of thinking of a devotee? i) My Sadguru must be pleased with my services. ii) My Sadguru should appreciate me for my...

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Please explain about will-power and how to strengthen it to serve God?

Posted on: 26/10/2021

[A question by Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya]

Swami Replied:- Will power in devotion to God is nothing but the strength of the devotion itself. The will is very important based on which only, knowledge, devotion, service and sacrifice are done. If the will has power or strength, all these four stages get implemented. If the power or strength is less, these four remain in theoretical phase only and will not enter practical phase. Even in the matters of worldly...

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How far is it true to say that 'Everything is fair in love and war'?

Posted on: 26/10/2021

Ms. Lakshmi Thrylokya asked: Swami, please correct the thinking which I am mentioning below. Many people follow this famous saying that 'Everything is fair in love and war'. This statement appears to be true in case of Lord Krishna also. He romanced with married Gopikas which looks unfair and also won Kurukshetra war with unfair tricks. Since they are cases of love and war respectively, they became fair. Hence, there is no sin...

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How to divert one's bad quality to You before it is committed?

Posted on: 26/10/2021

Smt. Anita Renkuntla asked: Pādanamaskāram Swamiji, Swamiji, I really Thank You for Your Divine Grace upon me, the Infinite knowledge that You have given in the discourses and the congenial atmosphere to read and understand as well. Also, the English and Telugu Satsangs are helping a lot with more clarity with the explanations by You, Shri Nikhil Sir, Shri Phani Sir and Shri Ajay Sir. Swamiji, I have a few questions to clarify. Do enlighten...

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Please give a little more clarity on how bad qualities can be turned towards God.

Posted on: 26/10/2021

[Smt. Anita Renkuntla asked: It is also revealed that Lord Krishna had paved the way from Hell to Goloka by diverting all the bad qualities towards God. Gopikas too helped Him in this task. Please give little more clarity in this regard.]

Swami Replied:- Regarding the use of bad qualities in the context of devotion to God, My statement does not mean that you can use the bad sides of every quality towards God and escape from the punishment of the sin. The context what I have told is that in Nivrutti also when the bad side of a quality is required to reach God, it can be used based on the single pointed devotion...

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How are different lokas defined?

Posted on: 26/10/2021

Smt. Anita Renkuntla asked: There is always a question at the back of my mind related to different lokas. Swamiji, wherever You are there, that place itself or there itself exists all lokas like Brahma Loka, Goloka, Svarga Loka and so on. And a person who is undergoing punishment that place itself is Hell. Am I correct...

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Is it not selflessness if a soul helps or sacrifices to another soul?

Posted on: 26/10/2021

[Ms. Bhanu Samykya asked: Pādanamaskāram Swami, Is it not selflessness if a soul helps or sacrifices to other soul or mother earth? Or does it depend on aspiration in the mind of soul for something in return? Is soul called selfless only when it sacrifices to God only? What is correct meaning of Selflessness? Where should it be applied...

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Correlation between will power, confidence, ego, Pravrutti and Nivrutti.

Posted on: 26/10/2021

[A question by Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya]

Swami Replied:- There is not much difference between will power and confidence. Both these are generally related with ego. One has to be careful about will power and confidence to see that both are not turned into ego and then excess of ego. In Pravrutti, will power, confidence and ego are needed to some extent even though excess of expressed ego is dangerous. In Nivrutti also there 

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Trailokya Gita: Panchamaadhyaah-Fifth Chapter

Posted on: 24/10/2021

Pañcamādhyāyaḥ—Fifth chapter

Trailokyā Uvāca:-

1) Kiṃ Brahma? Kiṃ ParaBrahma?, ko'vatāraḥ? ka Īśvaraḥ? ।
Ko Jīvaḥ? Kiṃ Jagat?, ko vā, mokṣaḥ? Kaivalya matra kim? ।।

Ms. Trylokya asked:- What is meant by Brahman? What is meant by ParaBrahman? What is meant by incarnation? Who is Īśvara? Who is the soul? What is this world? What is meant by salvation here? What is meant by monistic union here...

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Does God Datta help the devotees in nivrutti or not?

Posted on: 22/10/2021

Shri Durgaprasad asked: Paadanamaskaaram Swami, I have a confusion regarding Your help to devotees in Nivrutti. It is often said that the soul cannot cut his bonds on his own and only God Datta can do it. For example, You said that Datta gives a large number of sweets and locks the devotee in a room so that he gets vexed with sweets and eventually drops the bond with sweets (Datta is Bhogamokshapradaayaka). It means Datta indeed helps in Nivrutti and gives moksha also...

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When should we leave our family for the sake of God?

Posted on: 22/10/2021

Smt. Priyanka asked: Pādanamaskāram Swami, When should we leave our family for the sake of God? a) Swami, You said in Rohitagiita (Chapter XI) that one should leave the house and family members if they are un-divine and do not become devotees even on our hectic efforts. For example, it is mentioned that Raamaanujaachaarya and Raaghavendra left their wives since they were loving their husbands with a blind view of lust and not divine love. Buddha left the family and kingdom...

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Swami, can You please clarify the difference between controlled devotion and uncontrolled devotion?

Posted on: 22/10/2021

[A Question by Smt. Priyanka]

Case 1: Swami, in Rohitagiita (Chapter XI), You mentioned that it is not possible for humans to continuously work even in the same spiritual line for a long time and that the mind has the nature of vexation to do the same work continuously. You said the mind requires gaps to maintain freshness and energy, and these gaps may be periods of deep sleep or periods of diversified work. Since the sleep is over in the night, the diversified work should be worldly work only...

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