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Songs on God Datta

Posted on: 10/05/2021

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प्रवृत्ति निवृत्ति शाखा द्वयम् ,
वन्दे दत्तं वेद वृक्षम् (पल्लवी)
pravṛtti nivṛtti śākhā dvayam,
vande dattaṃ veda vṛkṣam (Chorus)


I salute Datta, who is the tree of the Veda scripture having the two branches like hands called Pravṛtti or worldly life and Nivṛtti ...

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Swami Answers Devotees' Questions

Posted on: 09/05/2021

1. Is it wrong, if I worship multiple Gods, though I know that there is one God?

[Smt. Sharadha Rajan asked: Praṇām Gurudev, Namaskāram. I use to read Datta Charitham in that sripādavallaba use to show Himself as kannika parameśawarī, Lakṣmī narasimha, Ganapati Ayyappa everything. Now I'm reading Datta Veda in that also God is one I'm reading like that, and understood also but still in the pooja room I use to talk with them and keep flowers and light the lamp though I know all are one still...

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Shabdamekam Kathaya - Divine Song On God Datta

Posted on: 07/05/2021

शब्दमेकं कथय, कथमपि च दत्त! (पल्लवी)
Śabdamekaṃ kathaya, kathamapi ca datta! (pallavī)...

Oh Datta! Please speak one word at least in whatever way You like.

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Can the hunger fire in animals also be considered to be vaishvaanara agni?

Posted on: 06/05/2021

Śrī Durgaprasad asked: Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmi! In today’s satsang, it was mentioned that the fire, which is to be worshipped in the Vedic ritual worship called yajña is actually the hunger fire in the stomach of the Sadguru or His close devotees. That hunger fire called Vaiśvānara agni is to be worshipped by offering rich food containing ghee into it, which means feeding the Sadguru and His close devotees. Can the hunger fire in poor hungry humans and animals...

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Why does God sometimes give people the experience of narrowly escaping a serious accident?

Posted on: 06/05/2021

Śrī Bharath Krishna asked: Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmi! I would like to tell You about a recent incident that happened in my father’s life and then ask a question. My father was returning home on a bike. As he entered into the town, a bus came his way, all of a sudden. My father tried to stop the bike, but could not because there was sand over the road and bike skidded. At that moment, my father thought that he is going to get into a serious accident for sure. So, he closed his eyes and prayed to Lord Pāṇḍuraṅga. He fell under the bus, but fortunately the bus came to a halt...

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Darshaya Charanam - Divine song on God Datta

Posted on: 05/05/2021

Darshaya Charanam
Dattatreya! (Pallavi)
(Oh Dattatreya! Please show Me Your foot.)...

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When I remember God, I feel lethargic and when I forget God, I feel responsible. How to deal with this problem?

Posted on: 03/05/2021

Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya asked: Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmi, Before learning Your Divine knowledge, I used to work hard in academics believing that my effort is the only way to achieve results. But You said in a divine discourse, "You can make full efforts, but, believe that God alone is the sole authority in giving the fruit". After realising this fact, I lost the motivation to put 100% effort in my studies. When I remember the omnipotence of God, I feel lethargic to put a single effort. When I forget about God, then I feel responsible about my future and eventually study out of tension. But being a spiritual aspirant...

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What is the reason for Sage Atri to get burnt in fire?

Posted on: 03/05/2021

Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya asked: Sage Atri first did penance by chanting 'Om' to fulfill a (worldly) desire to attain a child. But he was burnt in fire as the result. Second time, he performed the penance to attain the vision of one God who is responsible for creation, maintenance and destruction of entire creation. God was pleased with the Sage and God not only gave the vision to him as Lord Datta but also became his son fulfilling his lost desire. Swāmi, You said earlier that worshiping formless God (OM) leads to misery. What is the actual reason for Sage Atri to get burnt in fire? Is it because of chanting...

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Knowing my selfish nature, I feel undeserving to talk with You. How to approach You fearlessly?

Posted on: 03/05/2021

Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya asked: Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmi, You are so kind and so forgiving at heart. You have all the goodness in the world. But knowing my selfish nature, I feel undeserving to talk with You and hold back myself from approaching You. But without Your Divine presence, my mind becomes even more worse. You are my true well wisher. Yet, I feel so afraid to approach You sometimes. How do I get out of this inferiority...

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Is Gopikaas' love for Krishna equal to Krishna's love for them?

Posted on: 03/05/2021

Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya asked: Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmi, You said that Gopikās are the toppers in Spiritual path and they were given higher position than God Himself. Is Gopikās' love for Kṛṣṇa equal to the Kṛṣṇa's love for them? Is Gopikās' service to the Lord equal to the Lord's service to them? Kindly enlighten us. -At Your Divine Lotus feet, Laxmi Thrylokya]

Swāmi Replied: This is the most difficult question in the spiritual knowledge. If you look at the madness of Gopikās...

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How can the karma of a mother cause result to the son?

Posted on: 03/05/2021

Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya asked: Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmi, You taught us that the idea of revenge in a soul would cause huge loss to the very soul. To exemplify this, You explained about how Draupadī had lost her 5 sons in the war of Kurukṣetra because of her intention to take revenge on Kauravas. Isn't it the karma of the 5 sons that caused their death? How can the karma of a mother cause result to the son? Please enlighten...

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If worldly achievements of devotees are miracles of God, are the achievements of atheists also miracles?

Posted on: 03/05/2021

Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya asked: Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmi, In Mahima Yamunā, we heard the miracle happened to śrī Veena Datta S/O Shri Ajay Garu, in which You blessed him with an excellent package in his campus placements. Veena Datta was able to crack all the interviews with Your grace. But, I know many atheistic friends who cracked better packages but they give credit only to their hard work and dedication. How can a miracle to one person...

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Can I meet You again in the upper world?

Posted on: 03/05/2021

[Śrī Nyoman Guna asked: Pranam Swamiji. Is it possible to meet Swami again in upper world as we are now in this world?  I am very inspired by Nandi, the servant of Lord Siwa. I’m not thinking about swarga or naraka loka. I just think to serve You. Please enlighten me, Swamiji. Salutation on Your lotus feet, Nyoman Guna]

Swāmi Replied: You are correct in your thinking because you have focussed on the practical devotion to God. Along with the practical devotion, develop theoretical devotion also. You are giving gold to somebody. But, if the same gold is sprinkled with some good scent also, the receiver...

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Divine Satsanga

Posted on: 02/05/2021

1. Why are some souls born into families or castes with entirely different qualities?

[Śrī Anil Antony asked: Pādanamaskāram Swami! Based on the soul’s prārabdha or karma śeṣa (ratio of qualities), the soul is granted birth in a family belonging to a particular caste, which is suitable for his psychology. In that case, why was Rāvaṇa, who was a demon, as per his ratio of qualities (prārabdha), granted birth into a brāhmaṇa family? Similarly, why was Romaharṣaṇa Sūta having the karma śeṣa of a brāhmaṇa...

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Maamava Dattaprabho - Divine Song on God Datta

Posted on: 01/05/2021

Māmava Dattaprabho!
Kapiṃ kapilāvatāra! (pallavī)

Oh Lord Datta! Sage Kapila is Your incarnation. Protect Me, the monkey...

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How many children one must have after getting married?

Posted on: 29/04/2021

Śrī Tinku asked: In olden days everyone used to have many children. People would commonly have said ten children. Nowadays, why are people having only one or two children? Is it alright to have only one child? Will it reduce God’s entertainment? Or is having ten children and having a single child, one and the same in terms of giving entertainment to God? Some people say that a couple should have a minimum of two children since if the couple unfortunately loses one child, there will at least be one more. Is this thinking correct?]

Swāmi replied: This is the topic related to worldly life or pravṛtti. However, since you have mentioned the name of God in context with His entertainment, I will say that God knows very well the technique to maintain the balance...

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Why does Lord Datta, the First Energetic Incarnation of God, need rest?

Posted on: 29/04/2021

Śrī Anil Antony asked: Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmi! In Your knowledge it was mentioned that when God Datta gets bored watching the world for entertainment, He takes rest by entering into a state of yoga nidrā. In this state, creation gets condensed into a subtle state. This yoga nidrā is needed since the energetic body gets tired due to decrease in density. In this context, could You kindly respond to the following: (1) Can we compare yoga nidrā to a state in which God is aware of Himself alone...

Swāmi replied: If God is not aware of anything, that thing will not exist because anything can exist only when God grants His absolute reality to that thing. The very generation of that thing happens only when God wishes about it. Yoga Nidrā is only condensation...

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What is the meaning of the word knowledge referred by God Krishna in Gita?

Posted on: 29/04/2021

Shri M Gopala Krishna asked (on phone):- Gīta says that after several births one will reach God Kṛṣṇa with knowledge. What is the meaning of this word Knowledge? Is it total spiritual knowledge or any special concept?

Swāmi replied: The verse (Bahūnāṃ janmanāmante, jñānavān māṃ prapadyate, vāsudevaḥ sarvamiti, sa mahātmā su durlabhaḥ) means that one will reach God Kṛṣṇa with a special type of knowledge, which is that the son of Vāsudeva is the entire absolute God and such realized person is very rare. Here, your doubt is clearly answered. The verse means clearly that the person reaching...

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What is the main theme of Bhagavad Gita?

Posted on: 28/04/2021

Swāmi replied: Knowledge and devotion are theoretical, which are strongly elaborated and preached by several sages. God Kṛṣṇa is the king ruling Dvārakā. Since, He is a king, unlike a sage, He is very much prone to the practical side, which is called Karma Yoga. A king is always involved in the practical...

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How to get the reduction of ego?

Posted on: 28/04/2021

[A question by Śrī Kishore Ram] Swāmi replied: Ego is a big disease. It grows very much by happy situations like diabetes growing by eating sweets. When the ego increases beyond a level, you are declared as the patient of ego-disease. God is the divine Father of all souls and He is also a wonderful doctor. He immediately gives difficulties to you by which your ego gets reduced. These difficulties will bring you near to God and your devotion...

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