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Swami answers questions by Shri Anil

Posted on: 01/02/2023

1. Why is there a difference between the gospels of Matthew, etc., and those of John?

[Shri Anil asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, please give answer to the following questions-At Your Lotus Divine Feet -anil. The New testament was written by 4 different authors. Mathew, Mark, and Luke present the gospel in which Jesus is delivering the knowledge in Dvaita mode (messenger or Son of God etc). However, in the gospel written by John, Jesus is in the mode of Advaita (I and My Father are one and the same etc). What is the reason for this difference?]

Swami replied: The first is for the people, who do not believe...

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Swami answers questions by Smt. Lakshmi Lavanya

Posted on: 31/01/2023

1. Who are Ishwara Kotulu and Jiva Kotulu?

Smt. Lakshmi Lavanya K asked: Namaste Swami. "Bhakti is born through loyalty (నిష్ఠ). Bhakti becomes a feeling (bhaavam) when it is matured. When the feeling solidifies, it becomes mahaabhava. The last thing...

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Swami answers questions by Ms. Bhanu Samykya

Posted on: 31/01/2023

1. Is sadness the result of incorrect knowledge?

[Ms. Bhanu Samykya asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, Is sadness the result of faith in wrong knowledge? -At Your Divine Lotus Feet, Bhanu Samykya.]

Swami replied: Certainly, sadness is the result of wrong Spiritual...

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Swami answers questions by Shri Anil

Posted on: 31/01/2023

1. How to accept a defeat from an opponent in Pravrutti?

[Shri Anil asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, Please give answer to the following questions-At Your Lotus Divine Feet -anil. How to accept a huge defeat from an opponent in Pravrutti? Please kindly elaborate.]

Swami replied: Who is right and who is wrong is the main point. The opponent sometimes...

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Swami, what is Your opinion on divorce of married couples where there is no compatibility?

Posted on: 31/01/2023

[A question by Shri Anil]

Swami replied: Marriage is to get children so that the future human race is available for the entertainment of God whenever He comes to earth. Marriage is not just for physical enjoyment. God created  physical enjoyment only to promote...

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Swami answers Shri Anil's questions on Christianity

Posted on: 31/01/2023

1. If Jesus did not want Peter to walk on the water, why did He give permission to Peter to come to Him?

Swami replied: God wanted to tell that a doubt in the faith on God is always wrong and dips the devotee.

2. What is the essence of Christmas, in which Jesus was born in a cattle house, in humble circumstances...

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Swami answers devotees' questions

Posted on: 31/01/2023

1. People who think of themselves as God based on Shankara’s philosophy, may do sins. Did Shankara take any step to avoid these sins?

[Shri Bharath Krishna asked: Padanamaskaram Swami🙏🙂. Shankaracharya preached Advaita to convert atheists into theists. Following are the 2 conclusions (which I am aware) of those atheists after they listened to the preaching of Shankaracharya.

a) I am God, there is no point in doing...

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Divine Experiences of Shri Hrushikesh

Posted on: 28/01/2023

[By Shri Hrushikesh]

In March 2021, my family had visited Swami to complain about me. They were frustrated with my unhealthy habits. At that time, I was not taking care of my health properly and would sleep at around 3 AM every night. Because of these habits, I used to wake up late...

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Is God attracted to external beauty in the same way that humans are?

Posted on: 23/01/2023

Shri Hrushikesh asked: Swami, I heard one Sanskrit scholar saying that God Krishna was trapped by the beauty of the eyes of Radha. Does this mean that even God is attracted by external beauty like a human being?

Swami replied: It is written in a book called Shri Krishna Karnamritam that God Krishna was trapped by the beauty of the eyes of Radha (Dhīro'pi rādhā nayanāvabaddhaḥ). It is all poetry which allows even false exaggerations. Of course, the beauty of eyes of Radha...

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If the devotee is deserving, God gives the fruit. Where is the place for kindness in the case of God?

Posted on: 22/01/2023

[A question by Shri Hrushikesh]

Swami replied: A devotee may be deserving the fruit from God. Suppose the devotee gets ego looking at his/her deservingness, he/she is not eligible for the fruit. At the same time, by deservingness, he/she is eligible for the fruit and the fruit shall be given to him/her. This is a situation of mutual contradiction. In this case, God removes his/her ego through a lesson and then grants the fruit to the devotee based on his/her already...

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How can the kindest God throw bad souls into the births of animals, etc., and sometimes even into the liquid fire?

Posted on: 22/01/2023

Ms. Thrylokya asked: The kindest God being also the Father of all souls is throwing some bad souls into the births of animals, birds and trees and sometimes even into the liquid fire. You say that God is embodiment of love. How to justify both these contradicting statements? At least, we have to agree that He is furious to bad souls.

Swami replied: If we analyse His anger on bad souls, it is deep love with anxiety for reformation so that the bad soul can escape the punishments of sins forever in the future through reformation. God is very anxious...

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Divine Experiences of Shri Srivatsa Datta

Posted on: 21/01/2023

[By Shri Srivatsa Datta]

Before I start, I would like to thank Swami for giving me this opportunity. To be very honest, when I sat down to write about my experiences, I had no clue where to begin. As you might have heard from my father’s (Shri Suryanarayana) experience, when my mother was carrying me, she fell a couple of times but came out unharmed, and even at the time of delivery, it was either the me or her, but by Swami’s grace both of us were safe. So, miracles started happening in my life even before I was born...

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Protecting a Devotee from Severe Cold weather

Posted on: 21/01/2023

[By Dr J.S.R. Prasad]

My immunity level goes down in winter season and sometimes, it effects my health also. That is why I try to keep myself warm and take utmost care by not exposing to severe cold. On 10th of January, 2023, I got a phone call from the Controller of Examinations of Central Sanskrit University, Delhi. He requested me to visit their institution on a confidential work for two days between 14-16 January. I told him that I am frightened to come to Delhi due to the extreme cold weather as being reported in the news. But he said that the low temperatures are not constant and are varying day by day...

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How is surrender to God possible while the soul is entangled by Pravritti?

Posted on: 17/01/2023

[A question by Smt. Chhanda Chandra]

Swami replied: A soul completely absorbed by Pravritti is becoming a drunkard and neglecting all the worldly bonds for the sake of the wine. A soul fully entangled with Pravritti is loving a prostitute and is neglecting all the worldly bonds. A mad person who is completely bound by the family bonds is unaware of the family bonds and is completely entertained with his madness. When all these examples are possible...

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Will the statue of Mother Kaali worshipped by Paramahamsa have more power?

Posted on: 17/01/2023

Ms. Thrylokya asked: Ramakrishna Paramahamsa worshipped the statue of Mother Kaali in Dakshineshwar temple. Due to this special privilege, will the statue have more power? Similarly, if we go the home of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa where He lived, do we get some special benefit in the meditation?

Swami replied: In all the temples of Kaali, the same statue of Kaali exists without any difference. Since Ramakrishna worshipped a specific statue of Kaali, that specific statue will not have any special power. But when you are approaching...

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Shall we help a beggar with food or neglect him as he is undergoing punishment?

Posted on: 17/01/2023

Smt. Sudha Rani asked: If a beggar comes in alms, shall we help him with some food, etc. or shall we neglect him because he is a sinner undergoing the punishment given by God for his sins?]

Swami replied: There are two angles in this case:- 1. The soul has become a beggar due to his sins and God is punishing him for reformation. If the beggar is somewhat reformed at least, he will receive your food and eat it properly. 2. If the beggar is not reformed...

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What is the real meaning of the impartiality of God?

Posted on: 17/01/2023

[A question by Ms. Bhanu Samykya]

Swami replied: People think that impartiality means seeing everybody with equal amount of grace. In such a case, why did God Krishna look at Dharmaraja with full grace and looked at Dhuryodhana with full anger? He looked so and that is the real impartiality...

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Why was the Gita preached to Arjuna only and not to Dharmaraja and Bhiima?

Posted on: 17/01/2023

[A question by Mr. Nitin Bhosle]

Swami replied: There was no need of preaching the Gita to Dharmaraja because he was well aware of all the scriptures and became ready to fight the war. There was no use in preaching the Gita to Bhiima who was always emotional. Dharmaraja was an intellectual and Bhiima was dull due to emotion. When Krishna asked Dharmaraja to tell a lie, Dharmaraja did not tell because of over-intelligence. Bhiima immediately...

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Is Satan created by God or created by bad thoughts of the souls?

Posted on: 17/01/2023

[A question by Ms. Bhanu Samykya]

Swami replied: Satan is created by bad thoughts of the souls only when free will was given to the souls by God. In Satyayuga, when the bad thought did not exist at all, Satan did not exist. But later on, as the free will was given to souls, wrong thoughts arose and Satan...

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Divine Experiences of Shri Anil Antony

Posted on: 15/01/2023

[By Shri Anil Antony]

Miraculous Stoppage of leakage in the flat: Around 3 years ago, there was some water seepage in the bed room of my flat in Navi Mumbai. As time passed by, the issue aggravated and continuous drops of water was falling in the master bed room from the ceiling. The plaster also fell down. The tenants were complaining...

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