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Trailokya Gita: Chaturdashaadhyaayah - Fourteenth Chapter

Posted on: 25/11/2021

Trailokyā Uvāca:-

1) Brūṣe Datta sadā Satyaṃ, tamassva para bheda bhit! |
Aspṛśya Brāhmaṇau kau ca?, sā Gāyatrī dvijasya kim? ||

[Ms. Trailokya asked:- O God Datta! You always speak only truth in the Spiritual knowledge. You never have the ignorance in which one thinks that some are his people and some are outsiders irrespective of merit and defect. Who is the untouchable and who is the Brāhmaṇa? Does the Gāyatrī hymn and Upanayanam ritual belong to Dvijas only, who are Brāhmaṇas, Kṣatriyas and Vaiśyas?...

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Is misery always due to previous sins or sometimes God allows it even without any sinful background?

Posted on: 24/11/2021

Shri Anil asked: Pādanamaskāram Swami: In a Quora forum a friendly discussion took place with a Christian devotee regarding Your knowledge that ‘any soul receives the misery due to its previous sins and punishment is for reformation of the soul’. The devotee accepted this point but he also adds that punishment need not be always for the previous sins by quoting several examples from the Bible as given below. He quoted the case of Job...

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Trailokya Gita: Trayodashaadhyaayah - Thirteenth Chapter

Posted on: 23/11/2021

Trailokyā Uvāca:-

1) Kāme prema katham? Kṛṣṇaḥ, Kṣtriyo yādavo'thavā |
Brūhi Datta Buddhi tejāḥ, Veṇu Gopāla Kṛṣṇa mām ||

Ms. Trailokya asked:- O God Datta, incarnated as Veṇu Gopāla Kṛṣṇa, having lot of power of intelligence! Please tell me about the place of love in lust and also explain whether God Kṛṣṇa belongs to the caste of Kṣatriyas or to the caste of Yādavas...

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Why would God want to write something very complicated when He wanted everybody to understand?

Posted on: 21/11/2021

Shri Ganesh V asked: Pādanamaskāram Swamiji, As a kid, my grandmother used to tell me this story between Rushi Veda Vyaasa and Lord Ganesha. Rushi Veda Vyaasa approached Lord Ganesha to write down the verses in Mahaabhaarata. Lord Ganesha had one condition that Rushi Veda Vyaasa should not stop narrating the verses at any point of time. Rushi Veda Vyaasa agreed on the condition that Lord Ganesha should understand the meaning of the verses...

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Prayer on Shri Swami by Smt. Sudha garu

Posted on: 21/11/2021

Smt. Sudha: Prayer by Sudha Pādanamaskāram Swamy

అల్పఙ్ఞులమైన మాకు ధర్మసూక్ష్మములు, కర్మసూక్ష్మములు కరతలామలకముగ తెలియజేసెడి తమరు సాక్షాత్తు దక్షిణామూర్తియే ప్రభూ!! అఖండబ్రహ్మాండమందు నీ అపార, అఖండ, అనూహ్యశక్తియుక్తులు వినుటకు, నీ లీలావిలాసము యందు రుచి కలుగుటకు సూత్రధారి నీవే స్వామి!! ఇందుకు మీకు కృతజ్ఞతలు అర్పించాలంటే అది చాలా చిన్నమాట అని తోచుచున్నది. అనంతమైన నీ కృప నాయందు చేసిన ఉపకారములు అతుల్యములు. కాని నేను అన్నివిధములుగ అశక్తురాలను...

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How to understand Hanuman showing Lord Rama along with Siitaa and Lakshmana in His heart instead of human incarnation alone?

Posted on: 21/11/2021

Shri Ganesh V asked: Pādanamaskāram Swamiji, I always understood that a devotee should have only the contemporary human incarnation in his mind and heart but in Hanuman Chaaliisaa, it is written that Lord Hanuman had Lord Rama along with Devi Siitaa and Lakshmana...

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Is the fruit of sin due to intention or mere action of sin?

Posted on: 21/11/2021

Smt. Priyanka asked: Pādanamaskāram Swami, The concepts that are coming out in Thrylokya Gita with extended details/ explanations of certain topics are really fantabulous! Thank You so much for this blessing towards us all, Swami. I have some small doubts from chapter 12. Swami, please help me remove these confusions. At Your divine lotus feet, Priyanka

a) Can You explain regarding wrong intention itself leading to the fruit of sin instead of the mere act of sin?

[Can You further explain regarding wrong intention itself leading to the fruit of sin instead of the mere act of sin? In Thrylokya Gita 12 (point no. 19), You mentioned that the intention is totally responsible for enjoying the fruit of the deed and that the deed is inert and can’t be the cause of the fruit. The fruits are as per the intention...

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Is Madhumati's story before she was cursed, a story of Pravrutti or Nivrutti?

Posted on: 21/11/2021

Smt. Priyanka asked: In Thrylokya Gita 12 (point no. 20), it is said that Madhumati, wife of God Dattātreya, was cursed because she did not realise that God was in human form and was purely attracted by God Datta's external beauty and treated Him as a normal human being. Can it be considered that this was a matter of Pravrutti, since she did not recognise God in human form and perceived Him as her husband only? If so, can we say that it was legal sex only from the angle of Pravrutti? When it is looked at from the angle of Nivrutti, then it is lust-based lust towards God...

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Can elderly advice be taken as a good intention for performing questionable actions?

Posted on: 21/11/2021

Smt. Priyanka asked: In Thrylokya Gita 12 (point no. 19), another example that was mentioned was related to Sage Vyasa. He was advised by elders in the family to extend the race with His younger brother's wives. But, can just elderly advice be counted as legal sex without an official marriage taking place? Sage Vyasa did not have this intention and it was only an inert action performed to extend...

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Is secretly sacrificing spouse's hard-earned money to God sinful?

Posted on: 21/11/2021

Smt. Priyanka asked: In one of the recent discourses, (this question), it is mentioned that Gopikas did not steal the part of butter earned by their life partners through cheating, which would have been injustice and even God will not be happy with such sinful sacrifice. The sacrifice of justified self-earned wealth will only please God. So, in today's context, if the husband is the only one earning...

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Swami Answers Shri Anil's Questions on Christianity

Posted on: 18/11/2021

1. What is the meaning of hating one’s own life meant by Jesus in the following verses?

[Shri Anil asked: Swami few questions on Bible are given below. Kindly grace Your answers. At Your Divine Lotus Feet - anil.

Hating Once Own Life For Eternal Life: Jesus said [John 12: 24-26] 24 Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. 25 Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 Whoever serves Me must follow Me; and where I am, My servan...

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How to counter the arguments of certain sections who portray Ravana as hero instead of Lord Rama?

Posted on: 18/11/2021

[Shri Ganesh asked: Pādanamaskāram Swamiji, There are certain sections within the society who believe that Lord Rama should not be worshipped but Raavana should be worshipped. I was having a normal conversation with such a person at work. The conversation went as mentioned below.

Ganesh: I have a problem with movies and serials where certain directors take the liberty to portray villains in our Itihaasas as heroes. Such as Raavana and movies of such kind. These movies or shows show the epics from the perspective of Raavana or Karna. Some take the exact character and portray it from those times and some make a spin-off of those characters and make a story...

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Should a person following dharma make effort to stop people from committing the sins like illegitimate sex?

Posted on: 18/11/2021

Shri Ganesh asked: Pādanamaskāram Swamiji, To what extent should a person following dharma go while advising a person committing adharma? You have clearly mentioned in the discourse below that a person shouldn't think that the sins committed by one person does not affect society. https://www.universal-spirituality.org/discourse/sincere-and-continuous-human-effort-essential--24e101fc77be028c--1d80166b47708061--fa28fefc758fe35d--4. In an atheistic society, murder and theft are a crime but illegitimate sex is not a crime. It may be shunned after marriage but before marriage a person can have sex with anyone. He/she can drink or smoke ...

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Do the family members share the sin done by the family head?

Posted on: 18/11/2021

Shri Durgaprasad asked: Paadanamaskaaram Swami, It is often said that the wife earns 50% of the merit from the rituals performed by the husband. In that case, do all the family members share the sin also done by the family head? In the case of sage Vaalmiiki, the family members refuse to share the sin saying...

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Is surrender the first step or the consequence of learning spiritual knowledge?

Posted on: 18/11/2021

Shri Bharath Krishna asked: Pādanamaskāram Swami, Is "Surrender" the first step of learning spiritual knowledge or is it the consequence of learning spiritual knowledge? Kindly answer my question Swami. I am very happy with whatever...

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Do Gopikas know the thoughts in the mind of God Krishna?

Posted on: 18/11/2021

Shri Anil asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, Please give Your replies to the following questions. At Your Lotus Feet, anil. In Trailokya Gita, Chapter-11, You mentioned the following: ‘In fact, all Gopikas resisted God by knowing His path of liberation because they have miraculous power got by very long penance to know what is in one’s mind.’ Swami, are You referring to the fact that Gopikas are knowing...

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Did the children and husbands of Gopikas also get salvation?

Posted on: 18/11/2021

[Shri Anil asked: In the process of salvation of Gopikas, their children and husbands also would have suffered. What about them? Did they also get salvation or their fate was decided by their individual deeds alone?]

Swami replied: The children did not suffer because Krishna was distributing the stolen butter...

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What is the similarity between mind and intelligence?

Posted on: 18/11/2021

[A question by Ms. Lakshmi Trailokya]

Swami Replied:- When an advice is given, people give importance to the experience of a person determined by age of that person. This experience is related to mind, which just collects the information and stores in its associated faculty called memory or Chittam. When an experienced person gives advice, he is giving it simply based on the stored information. If he is not intelligent...

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What is the difference between eating food and earning money?

Posted on: 18/11/2021

[A question by Ms. Lakshmi Trailokya]

Swami Replied:- You can earn money without any limit, but, you cannot eat the food without limit. If you earn money without limit...

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In doing sacrifice of the fruit of work to God, is there a place for justice in earning the fruit of work?

Posted on: 18/11/2021

[A question by Ms. Lakshmi Trailokya]

Swami Replied:- If you have earned money in sinful ways, it is better to sacrifice it to God’s work so that your future generations will not be destroyed by such sinful money. After knowing this fact, you shall strictly avoid earning of sinful money. In any case, you must be always careful in not enjoying the sinful money or in not giving sinful money to your future generations. Gopikas sacrificed...

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