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DUTY PERFORMED WITHOUT LOVE BRINGS DISCIPLINE IN CHILD

Posted on: 26/04/2014

[Smt. Uma Ramanathan asked: “What are the duties of parents towards their children and vice-versa?”. Given below is Shri Swami’s response.]

The duty of the parents towards children is protection from all sides and the duty of children towards parents in their old age is service, which also means protection from all sides. The unfortunate fact is that neither parents nor children can protect any other person since they cannot even protect themselves. In the effort of protection, there is always the seed of ego. This ego must be eradicated and hence...

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VISION OF ABSOLUTE GOD IS ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE

Posted on: 24/04/2014

[Shri Anil asked for clarification about the vision of the soul as mentioned in the Veda and the Gita. Given below is Shri Swami’s response.]

In Sanskrit, the verb ‘seeing’ can be taken in the meaning of ‘knowing’. Therefore, the soul is imaginable or knowable item and forms a part of the imaginable or knowable creation. Only the creator is unimaginable or unknowable. The process of seeing is generally sensed with reference to the naked eye. Apart from the naked eye, the vision is possible through the modern...

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BRAHMA ANANDA DIFFERS FROM MANUSHA ANANDA QUANTITATIVELY

Posted on: 24/04/2014

Shri Lakshman: “In your recent message You have mentioned the Jagrat, Swapna, and Sushupti as the three states and the Veda also refers to these three states only. In addition to these three states, You have mentioned the fourth state also in which the experience of impossible experience of God is done...

Shri Swami: The Veda deals with the three states (Jagrat, Swapna and Sushpti), which are common to all the human beings irrespective of theists and atheists. In the state of Jagrat, the soul is called as Vaiswa meaning that the soul is in association with the materialized forms because the physical items

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DREAMS CAN BE FROM ONE'S MEMORY OR BY GOD'S WILL

Posted on: 24/04/2014

Mr. Martin (USA): Dear Shri Datta Swami, Pranams. Swami, before I ask questions regarding Human Incarnation, Sat Guru, spiritual path and sadhana, devotion, and sacrifice upon which you have so clearly elucidated, may I first tell you an experience that happened to me? Several months ago I was sitting...

Shri Swami: When you close your eyes, the events seen by you are similar to the dream in which the energetic forms are experienced by the soul. The soul in such a state of association with energy is called Taijasa as per the Veda. The state of dream results either through the experience of imaginations by the soul...

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BORN-DEVOTEES WERE SCHOLARS IN PREVIOUS BIRTHS

Posted on: 19/04/2014

[Dr. Nikhil asked: “Some people think that the paths of knowledge, devotion and action are not linked. They think that the path of knowledge is meant for scholars and that the paths of devotion and service (action) are meant for the illiterate and dynamic people respectively. Could You please clarify this?” Given below is Shri Swami’s clarification.]

As already told by Me, you should not allow the loose statement of anybody without subjecting it to sharp analysis. It is already clearly established that the knowledge, devotion and action are linked even in the worldly issues (Pravrutti) and in spiritual knowledge (Nivrutti)...

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INTERMEDIATE STEPS OF WORSHIP NEED NOT BE MOCKED

Posted on: 19/04/2014

Shri Anil: Other religions are mocking Hindus for worshiping the animals, birds, rats etc.

Swami replied: Adishesha is in the form of a serpent. That does not mean that every serpent is Adishesha. Hanuman is in the form of a monkey. That does not mean that every monkey is Hanuman. The deity of justice is in the form of a cow. It does not mean that every cow is deity of justice. The vehicle of Lord Shiva is a bull, which does not mean that every bull is the vehicle of Lord Shiva. A specific rat is vehicle of Lord Ganesha...

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DONATION IS A DOUBLE-EDGED KNIFE

Posted on: 18/04/2014

Hindu religion is actually in the top most place among all the religions of the world since it is the only religion that deals with the subject of God (Nivrutti) to the extreme depth. Unfortunately, this religion is now in the bottom most place. The reason is that today the rituals performed in Hindu religion are waste since the essence is lost. The essential packed precious item is neglected and the unnecessary waste packing material is given importance. If you understand this point, you will also appreciate the universality of the rituals...

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ANALYZE SCRIPTURE TO REJECT WRONG INTERPRETATIONS

Posted on: 18/04/2014

[Dr. Nikhil asked: “People say that Rama is inferior to Krishna since Rama does not have some kalas like Svarupasthiti and Ahladini”. Given below is Shri Swami’s response.]

Whenever somebody gives a statement, you must question the validity of that statement by asking its authority. If the statement does not exist in the Veda, the root divine scripture, you must test the authority of the statement by subjecting it to deep analysis. Even the statements of the Veda should be subjected to deep analysis to reject wrong interpretations. The strong logic (Jnana) existing...

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ESSENCE OF THE THREE MAIN EPICS OF HINDUISM

Posted on: 04/04/2014

Abstract for conference on the Bhagavatam at Coimbatore] All the three sacred epics of Hinduism (the Ramayanam, the Bharatam and the Bhagavatam) deal with the main concept, which is the contemporary human incarnation of the unimaginable God on this earth for the sake of humanity. Unfortunately, this main point is not impressed in our minds so far in spite ...

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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN ANCIENT INDIA

Posted on: 03/04/2014

Abstract for Symposium on Science and Technology in Ancient Scriptures, Mumbai]: Science and technology existed in ancient India to very high level in advanced state. Mathematics of Bhaskara, Astronomy of Arya Bhatta and Brahma Gupta, Geometry of Apasthamba, Bodhayana and Kaatyayana, Physics of Kanaada and Gowtama, Chemistry of Rasaarnava, Aeronautics of Maya...

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NO EXPERIENCE EXISTS IN DEEP SLEEP

For Scholars Posted on: 02/04/2014

Dr. Nikhil asked: “In the state of deep sleep, Advaita Philosophers feel that awareness is aware of itself only and is unaware of anything else. This state makes the soul to be called ‘Praajna’ meaning the highest intellectual state. In such case, how the total non-awareness is presented in this state?”

Shri Swami: In this state, total ignorance is experienced and nobody has even a trace of awareness. This is the experience of all the human beings and not a few, which may be discarded on the basis of defects...

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SALVATION IS SPONTANEOUS IF JUSTICE CONTROLS MONEY AND SEX

Posted on: 26/03/2014

Pravrutti is the subject related to your behavior, duties and actions towards the creation of God. Nivrutti is the subject related to your personal relationship with the Creator of this creation. Both subjects are equally important and are deeply inter-related. To understand the above concept, let us take an example in which you...

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REALIZE SIGNIFICANCE THROUGH ANALYSIS

Posted on: 25/03/2014

[Shri Guna Darsana from Bali, Indonesia requested Swamiji to give a message for the enlightenment of Hindus in Indonesia, who celebrate NYEPI Day (One Day Silence) this month end. Given below is Shri Swami’s response.]

It is a matter of happiness to note that people are celebrating a specific day as the day of silence. Silence is called as Samaadhi and the person adopting silence (Mounam) is called as the sage...

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ANALYSIS OF GOD IS SUPREME

Posted on: 19/02/2014

[Shri Ajay asked: It is very painful to observe the extent of injustice and corruption taking place even in the case of rulers and due to this, the country is going to dogs. A new leader must come to repair this situation. God must do something...

Swami Replied: It is good that you have responded against the injustice and for the justice. If possible, you should also think the best that can be done by you either by taking up some practical step or by taking up some...

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BETTER TO CONCLUDE THAT GOD IS ALWAYS CORRECT

Posted on: 05/01/2014

Dr. Nikhil: You said that God postpones the results in the case of devotees while granting boons. How to correlate this with the system of Karma Chakra You have explained?

Shri Swami: In the previous message, I have explained the general system of Karma Chakra in the case of all ordinary human beings. The topic of God need not be brought here for correlation since He is the omniscient and omnipotent Master, Who is all in all...

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QUALITIES CHANGE BY KNOWLEDGE ALONE

Posted on: 04/01/2014

Shri Anil: Please explain the Sanchita, Praarabdha and Aagaami in the case of an example so that these can be clearly understood.

Shri Swami: The Samskaras are the qualities only and are responsible for all the activities. Fruit is always associated with the action that is represented by the quality. The fruit may be awarded for certain actions like burning the finger introduced into the fire with...

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INTERMEDIATE STATE BETWEEN GOD AND WORLD IS INEVITABLE

Posted on: 03/01/2014

[Smt. Devi asked: “We are naturally attracted towards the world from birth and not so towards God. My state is with fear for the worldly whirlpool and like that of a person with two legs in two boats. Please guide us on this”. Given below is Shri Swami’s response.]

Swami Replied: The reason for the natural induction of the world is the associated world around us from the birth and due to this, our mind is naturally and constantly receiving...

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PUNISHMENT AT BIRTH FOR WELFARE OF WORLD

Posted on: 03/01/2014

[Shri Anil asked: “You told that the enjoyment of the results of the deeds is finished in the upper worlds and the soul is born in this world along with some remains of the psychological background of the deeds called as ‘Samskara’. Hence, the fruits enjoyed in this world are only the results...

Swami Replied: The deeds are divided into three categories as explained by Me already. The first category is ‘Sanchita’, which is the bundle of deeds accompanying the soul on this earth after leaving the upper...

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THE PAIN IN FALLING SHOWS REAL DEVOTION

Posted on: 01/01/2014

Smt. Devi: Padanamaskarams Swamiji, I am writing to ask You these questions, which have been bothering me for a long time. However, I am unable to express them properly. I have tried my best below to explain my present state of mind...

Shri Swami: The most difficult part of the spiritual knowledge is the concept of contemporary human incarnation. If this topic is deleted, the spiritual effort becomes very easy from all sides...

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TWO TYPES OF INCARNATIONS

Posted on: 29/12/2013

[Shri Phani asked: “Some incarnations are said to be lower, which are like incarnations of Kala (a ray of the power), Amsha (partial) compared to higher Poorna (complete) and Paripoorna (perfectly complete) incarnations. Kapila, Vyasa, Rama and Krishna are the respective examples. Does this mean that God is partially present in one incarnation and is completely present in another incarnation?” Given below is Shri Swami’s response.]

In any incarnation, the power of God may enter partly or completely. The power can be understood with quantitative difference. The source of this power is the unimaginable God in...

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