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Swami Answers Shri Anil's Questions

Posted on: 23/09/2021

[Shri Anil asked: Pādanamaskāram Swami, some questions raised in internet discussion forum is presented below. Please grace Your response to the same. At Your Lotus Divine Feet-anil]

1. Can Christians and Muslims really be friends since they disagree on almost everything?

Swami Replied: They can become real friends if they understand...

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Connection between difficulties and devotion

Posted on: 23/09/2021

Ms. Bhanu Samykya asked: Pādanamaskāram Swami, what is the connection between difficulties and devotion? Why is it said that-- soul has to develop devotion during difficulties and if soul simply suffers difficulties without developing devotion to God, then that silent suffering is also a big waste? What is the understanding that leads soul in difficulties to achieve devotion? (Even Kuntii Devi asked Lord Krishna to give her only difficulties...

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Why does the Goddess appear to be frightful when She is the Divine mother full of love?

Posted on: 22/09/2021

Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya asked: Pādanamaskāram Swami, You say that Moksha or Mukti means liberation from worldly bonds by complete attachment to God. You always emphasized on Jiivanmukti which means to attain liberation while one is alive by strong attachment to contemporary human incarnation of God. But, in recent Satsang, You mentioned about how Goddess Bhramarāmbikaa Devi...

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Is God's response to the soul just a reflection of the soul's behavior towards God?

Posted on: 22/09/2021

Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya asked: Swami, I read on the internet that Kubjaa was none other than Shūrpanakha in her previous birth. Is that true? If it is true, then the fact that Lord Krishna fulfilled her lust shows the infinite kindness of God even towards the worst souls in the creation. Can we take this incident as the example for the verses (Rūpaṃ rūpaṃ pratirūpo babhūva—Veda, Ye yathā māṃ...—Gītā) which means that God’s response...

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Please help me come out of my hypocrisy.

Posted on: 22/09/2021

Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya asked: Swami, when You praise me and give credit to my service, I pass on the credit back to You orally before others but I am enjoying that internally. It's happening inevitably and I am very afraid that I would get ego...

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Comparison between God Datta and Aadiparaashakti

Posted on: 22/09/2021

Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya asked: Please give a detailed comparison between God Datta and Aadiparaashakti. -At Your Divine Lotus Feet, Laxmi Thrylokya

Swami Replied:- Ādiparāśakti has two separate parts:- 1) Māyā (Kāraṇarūpaśakti) or unimaginable power, which is unimaginable God Himself (because power can’t be isolated from possessor of power and because two unimaginable items result in one unimaginable item only). 2) This creation as the product or effect or Prakṛti or jagat (Kāryarūpaśakti) came out from Māyā ...

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Why can't we think of ourselves as sinners as we commit sins many times in life?

Posted on: 20/09/2021

Smt. Chhanda Chandra asked: Pādanamaskāram Swami. My mother (Smt. Anjali Chandra) is going through a book with the name Shri Raamakrishna Aur Shri Maa in Hindi by Swami Apuurvaananda from Raamakrishna Mission. In one of its page it is written that a person, who always thinks himself/herself as a sinner, becomes really a sinner. Instead of that people should have firm increasing...

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What can I understand from my dream given below?

Posted on: 20/09/2021

Smt. Chhanda Chandra asked: 3 days before I was surprised to see You and Shri Raamakrishna in my dream. I saw a boat was floating on milk and on that boat Shri Raamakrishna was standing. Suddenly I saw You coming from the opposite direction and merged with Him. And immediately I woke up. Swami what I can understand from this dream is that You two are the same...

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How is the world population increasing if the number of souls is conserved in the creation?

Posted on: 20/09/2021

Smt. Chhanda Chandra asked: Swami, it is said that the soul is beyond birth and death. The same souls come to this earth again and again with different bodies. My little understanding says then that the number of souls must be then conserved in this creation. But what we see is that the population of the world is going on increasing. Does it mean that the souls are getting split and taking more than one number...

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Please refute the narcissist allegation on Prophet.

Posted on: 20/09/2021

Shri Anil asked: Some challenges against Holy Prophet Muhammad. Pādanamaskāram Swami. A person named Ali Sina runs a website (https://www.faithfreedom.org/sinas-challenge/) in which he challenges anybody who disprove his claims about Holy Muhammad. He says: If you do not like this site and want me to remove it disprove my charges against Muhammad logically. Not only will I remove the site...

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Please refute the misogynist allegation on Prophet.

Posted on: 20/09/2021

Shri Anil asked: Ali Sina has the opinion that “Muhammad insulted women and worsened their situation in Arabia who before Islam had more rights and freedoms. Muhammad took away the rights that the tribal societies of Arabia had granted their women. Consequently, Muslim women are abused. They have fewer rights than slaves and animals. They are the property of men, be it their fathers, brothers, husbands...

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Please refute the pedophile allegation on Prophet.

Posted on: 20/09/2021

Shri Anil asked: Based on the following verse Ali Sina blames Muhammad as a pedophile. ‘A’isha reported: Allah’s Apostle married me when I was six years old, and I was admitted to His house when I was nine years old.

Question: Swami, kindly give a reply on the above allegation.]

Swami Replied:- Again this is the topic of worldly life and these customs and traditions are based on the conditions of the then society. You have to understand these traditions in view of those circumstances of the society existing...

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Why was Raavana thrown into hell while Shishupaala reached Your abode?

Posted on: 20/09/2021

Smt. Anita Renkuntla asked: Pādanamaskāram Swamiji. While reading Your discourse, a doubt arises that the three incarnations of Jaya, a Dvaarapaalaka of Lord Vishnu showed excessive Tamas and Rajas. Hiranyakashipu in Satyayuga has insulted the Lord throughout his life. And later he was killed by the Lord. Raavana in Tretaayuga too exhibited the same qualities to humiliate the Lord many a times...

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Why are the followers of Shishupaala could not reach You?

Posted on: 20/09/2021

[Smt. Anita Renkuntla asked: Why the followers of Shishupaala could not reach You? They reached liquid fire in hell. Aren't they playing their part in the drama that is created by Lord?]

Swami Replied:- Anybody, whether follower of Shishupaala or not follower of Shishupaala reaches the liquid fire of the hell as per the constitution written by God. After the death, the soul is enquired...

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How was Hiranyakashipu's journey to the Lord?

Posted on: 20/09/2021

[A question by Smt. Anita Renkuntla]

Swami Replied:- Hiranyakashipu and Kumbhakarna are the two earlier births of the gatekeeper called Vijaya. The death was given by God Himself. All these incidents of these demons indicate the universal...

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Terminology used in scriptures on Vedanta.

Posted on: 20/09/2021

[Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya asked:- Please explain in detail the following terminology: Parabrahman, Brahman, Iishvara, Jiiva, Aatman, Jagat, Prakruti, Maayaa, Aadiparaashaktii and Purusha.]

Swami Replied:-

Parabrahman and Brahman:- Brahman is the greatest of the items of a specific group. For example, the Veda is called Brahman because the Veda is the greatest among Spiritual scriptures of Hinduism. Unimaginable God is also called Brahman because He is the greatest among all the items of creation. Even the soul is called Brahman because soul is greatest among all the items of creation...

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Purusha The Ultimate Goal

For Scholars Posted on: 18/09/2021

[Dr. Nikhil asked: Padanamaskarams Swamiji, I feel the following two verses from the Kaṭha Upaniṣad (3.10–3.11) clearly indicate that awareness is not the ultimate God.

indriyebhyaḥ parā hyarthā arthebhyaśca paraṃ manaḥ .
manasastu parā buddhirbuddherātmā mahān paraḥ .. 10..
mahataḥ paramavyaktamavyaktātpuruṣaḥ paraḥ...

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Can we use Aatmayoga as a way to get rid of the misery?

Posted on: 17/09/2021

Ms Laxmi Thrylokya asked:- When we get the memories of past negative things, without any effort of us, can we use Aatmayoga (self-knowledge that I am the soul and not the body) as a way to get rid of...

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What is the background of Satii Sahagamanam, which is banned today?

Posted on: 17/09/2021

[A question by Ms Laxmi Thrylokya]

Swami Replied:- Satii Sahagamanam originally means something and later on it is modified into some other way through misinterpretation. Originally it meant spontaneous death of the wife as soon as the death...

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Is there devotion in Krutayuga?

Posted on: 17/09/2021

[A question by Ms Laxmi Thrylokya]

Swami Replied:- Whenever we use the word “All”, it means majority and not really all without exception. We say that one soul is the embodiment of good Sattvam quality, which means that the soul is having Sattvam...

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