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Moksha Vimarsa Prakaranam (The Topic of Analysis of Salvation)

Posted on: 23/05/2022

1. Arthājñā mokṣamicchanti, jñāte dūraṃ palāyitāḥ |
Calacitre vanānande, mokṣārthaḥ pariniṣṭhitaḥ ||

[Everybody prays to God for salvation because the actual meaning of salvation is not known. If the actual meaning is known, everybody will run away from praying God for salvation. Everybody thinks that salvation is enjoyment of divine bliss and this impression is created by cinemas, which show the soul after salvation with immense bliss moving in a beautiful garden! The actual meaning of salvation is liberation...

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Which is the sure-shot method to attain spiritual knowledge and devotion in Kaliyuga?

Posted on: 22/05/2022

Shri Jayesh Pandey asked: Dandvat Namaskaram Swami ji! Which is the sure-shot method for attaining knowledge and devotion in this Kaliyuga? What is faith, love and devotion? Am I wrong and committing sin in disobeying my parents? Please enlighten me...

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Which of the following are correct verses in the Hanuman Chalisa?

Posted on: 22/05/2022

Shri Jayesh Pandey asked: Dandvat Namaskaram Swami ji! In the Hanuman Chalisa, which of the following are correct verses?

1. 'Shankar Suvan Kesari Nandan' or 2. 'Shankar Swayam Kesari Nandan' and

1. ' Kandhe Munja Janeu Saaje...

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Kindly clarify the following verse in Mukunda Mala Stotram by Kulasekara Alwar?

Posted on: 22/05/2022

Shri Balaji asked: Namaste Swami, Kindly clarify on the following verse in Mukunda Mala Stotram by Kulasekara Alwar. 'Majjanmanah phalamidam ........ Bhrtya Bhrtya Bhrtyasya Bhratya iti Smara Maam Lokanaatha'. Here, the saint asks the Lord to consider him as the servant of the servant ....... of the servant of the Lord's servant.

How can one practically understand and apply this statement in the current Kali Yuga? There are various levels of devotees starting from Hanuman, Gopikas, Garuda etc., upto ordinary devotees of low level who form the majority...

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Yoga Vichara Prakaranam (The Topic of Enquiry of Union)

Posted on: 22/05/2022

1) Trigurusthāna saṅgādi—dvayorekatva pūrṇavān |
Yoga ityucyate daive, mito laukikavānapi||

[The word Yoga has a wide range of meanings. The union may start with just meeting a person by another person. This may progress further by coming more and more near and close. The nearness and closeness may increase further so that both persons become very very close. This may end with the final step of becoming one with the other person. It starts with closeness in the dualism of Madhva...

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Matasamanvaya Prakaranam (The Topic Of Correlation Among Religions)

Posted on: 18/05/2022

1. Bhinnajñānāni cāṅgānām, aṅgī hastī sa bhidyate |
Jñeyaprakaraṇe bhinne, tattadanvaya ujjhitaḥ ||

[All the ancient philosophers, who developed various theories are quarrelling with each other because the concept of totality is missing. Every theory is correct when it is applied to a part of the total concept as in the case of blind people studying the form of an elephant by touching different parts of the elephant (Andhagaja nyāya). The elephant is like a pillar if its leg is touched. The same elephant...

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Jivatma Tattva Prakaranam (The Topic of the Nature of the Soul)

For Scholars Posted on: 17/05/2022

1) Cit bhinna yantra vaividhyāt, na jaḍo daiva dānataḥ |
Ajñālpajña sarvajñau, sraṣṭā na kvaci deṣa hi ||

[Only one fundamental energy is appearing in different work forms like light, sound etc., in different functioning equipment (like bulb, phone etc., respectively). The same inert energy becoming a specific work form in a specific functioning brain-nervous system is called as awareness. The point is that while all forms of inert energy are inert, why is this specific form of inert energy called awareness...

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Jagat Srushti Prakaranam (The Topic of Creation of Universe)

For Scholars Posted on: 16/05/2022

1) Dravya cijjanakākāśaḥ, tejaḥ sṛṣṭaṃ tadarthataḥ |
Tenobhayaṃ sṛṣṭaṃ viśva—prakṛtiḥ kevalā hi tat ||

[It is a very clear point that creation of energy was the first process of God and hence, energy was the first item that was created by God.  From energy, matter and awareness came out with the help of which various inert and non-inert items were designed by God resulting in this vast universe. Since space was the first created item, space itself is the subtle energy from which this world is developed by God. Space must be the first item...

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Srushtilakshya Prakaranam (The Topic of the Ultimate Goal of the Creation)

Posted on: 15/05/2022

1. Vedoktamekato'nyasya, ramaṇaṃ rājava dvibhoḥ |
Mānuṣa Brahmaṇor bhedāt, kālakṣepo na kevalam||

[Scholars say that the Veda clearly states that God alone existed before the creation and thought of creating this universe to get entertainment to get rid of the boredom of loneliness (Ekākī na ramate sa dvitīyamaicchat). In this context, scholars say that even though God...

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Is it right to donate money to social work organisations?

Posted on: 13/05/2022

Shri Jayesh Pandey asked: Dandvat Namaskaram Swami ji! Is it right for me if I resist donating money to social service organisations coming at my doorstep? Dandvat Namaskaram to Swami ji and to His blessed...

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What is the meaning of disappearance of matter, energy and awareness?

Posted on: 13/05/2022

Shri Anil asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, Kindly answer the following questions, at Your Divine Lotus Feet-anil. What is the meaning of disappearance of Matter, energy and awareness? Does it mean that all these 3 are converted finally...

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Will the elimination technique used by ancient sages lead to ad-infinitum?

Posted on: 13/05/2022

Shri Anil asked: Ancient sages used the elimination technique of ‘Neti, Neti’ to find out God. Will it not lead to ad-infinite? How they concluded? Did they stumble upon...

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Why can formless God not be treated the as unimaginable God?

Posted on: 13/05/2022

[A question by Shri Anil]

Swami replied: You can imagine formless energy, space, air and water. Since imaginable items are parts of the imaginable creation...

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Is there any difference between the frequency of space and the Eternal Space?

Posted on: 13/05/2022

Shri Bharath Krishna asked: Padanamskaram Swami. Is there any difference in the frequency of Space and The Eternal Space? If so, is that difference similar to the difference between the frequency of the visible energy and that of space...

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Is it bad to extrapolate the knowledge given by You?

Posted on: 13/05/2022

Shri Bharath Krishna asked:Padanamskaram Swami, Swami, due to my curiosity, I tend to extrapolate the knowledge given by You to find out the hidden truths. Is this a bad quality? Am I doing this out...

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What should be my further course of action as my Abdomen's Ultrasound report came out normal?

Posted on: 13/05/2022

[Shri Jayesh Pandey asked: Dandvat Namaskaram Swami ji! By Hanaman ji's grace, my Abdomen's Ultrasound report came out normal. What should be my further course of action? At Your feet. Dandvat Namaskaram...

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Vibhuti Prakaranam (The Topic on Miracles)

Posted on: 10/05/2022

1. Śaṅkarasthāpitaṃ cohyaṃ, nohyameva vibhūtibhiḥ |
Astitve sthāpite jñāna-yogādi gṛhyate param ||

[Generally, the atheists require the perception of divine miracles as a proof for the existence of the unimaginable God as source of miracles. Just like on seeing the smoke, the fire is inferred, similarly, the unimaginable God is inferred on seeing the unimaginable events called miracles. This is the best way of proving the existence of the unimaginable God to the entire world consisting of different mentalities...

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Creation of Space and Energy by God

For Scholars Posted on: 09/05/2022

1. Is God dimensionally constrained by the imaginable creation?

[Shri Anil asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, The unimaginable God is surrounding the imaginable universe; in such a case, God is formed into a geometrical dimension having imaginable core as the universe (assuming the universe is like a sphere, God is surrounding the sphere like a wrap). Thus, God is dimensionally constrained by the imaginable creation. Kindly please answer this point. At Your Divine Lotus Feet-anil]

Swami replied: When space is absent in God, we cannot say that the unimaginable God surrounded the imaginable sphere of universe like an external sphere. To say like that, we are provoked from the point of our faculty of understanding. Actually, this means that the unimaginable God exists everywhere around us in an unimaginable way. It is a mode of our assumption to represent like that for the sake...

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Shall I go for a full health check-up of my body?

Posted on: 09/05/2022

Shri Jayesh Pandey asked: Dandvat Namaskaram Swami ji! Should i go for a full health check-up of my body...

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Akasha Tejah Prakaranam (The Topic on Space and Energy)

For Scholars Posted on: 08/05/2022

1. Ākāśaṃ śūnya māhuḥ ke, sāpekṣaṃ dravyaśaktisat |
Parasya sattayā syāttu, jagato'pekṣayā na saḥ ||

Some say that space is absence of any existent thing, which is called as ‘emptiness’ or ‘void’ or ‘vacuum’. These people say that space is nothing or non-existent and is relatively existent only with reference to the existence of matter and energy. For these people, space is just conventional with respect to the rest world. This means that when matter and energy disappear, space also disappears spontaneously. With reference to the absolute existence...

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