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ANGELS - HUMAN BEINGS - DEMONS

Posted on: 19/03/2013

There are three types of souls. The first type belongs to Angels made of Sattvam or complete Knowledge. Ramanuja, incarnation of Sesha angel and Madhva, incarnation of Vayu angel belong to this category. The second type belongs to human beings made of Rajas containing partial knowledge and partial ignorance. Arjuna belongs to this. The third type belongs to devils made of Tamas, containing full ignorance. Devils like Ravana, Ekalavya etc., belong to this. Let us analyze Arjuna and Ekalavya...

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HAPPINESS LIES IN VARIATION

For Scholars Posted on: 10/03/2013

[Shri Phani asked “I feel bored staying at home continuously and I feel like visiting different places. What is the reason for this feeling?”. Given below is Shri Swami’s reply.]

The mind always feels happy in change. If you are in a busy place, you will feel happy by going to an isolated place. But, if you are in an isolated place, you will feel happy by going to a busy place. Therefore, the happiness is not in any place or external atmosphere. The happiness lies only in the change of the state, which is totally related to your mind...

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SACRIFICE TO SATGURU RESULTS IN ETERNAL FRUIT

Posted on: 18/02/2013

[This is Shri Swami’s reply to Mr. Anil’s query “You said that the money earned through sin like corruption etc., should be returned to God. What about hard earned money?”]

There is no compulsion that you should give the hard earned money to God. The rule that you should return the money to God applies only to the sinful money. If you return the sinful money to God, the punishment for the sin gets cancelled. Punishment is the fruit of your wrong action, called as sin. The money earned by sin also is the fruit of the sin. Money is one fruit and punishment is another fruit..

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GOD CHOOSES A MEDIUM WITH APPROPIATE MIXTURE OF QUALITIES

For Scholars Posted on: 29/01/2013

he unimaginable God enters a human being to become human incarnation in order to give direction mainly in pravrutti to the majority of the humanity and to give direction to a few human beings in spiritual line, which is nivrutti. His main concentration is on pravrutti only to maintain the balance in the society and offers heaven as the reward to those, who followed His instructions in pravrutti. Those, who do not follow His instructions, will be punished in hell. Thus hell and heaven are related to pravrutti...

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RESOLVING CONTRADICTIONS IN THE STATEMENTS OF THE GITA

For Scholars Posted on: 08/01/2013

[Evening Message] There are three statements in the Gita. i) The world is in Me, ii) I am not in the world and iii) The world is also not in Me (Matsthani sarva bhutani, na chaham teshvavasthitah, na cha matsthani bhutaani, nattvaham teshu te mayi...). God happens to be the unimaginable boundary of the imaginary world on all sides. [Example:] The area of the room is within the four walls. It is not beyond the four walls. It means it is in the control of the boundary wall. Though the area is within the boundary wall...

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DIFFERENT VIEWS OF DEVOTEES ABOUT HUMAN INCARNATION

For Scholars Posted on: 08/01/2013

The single truth will appear in different ways with different concepts simultaneously correct according to different receivers. The same lady appears as wife, sister and mother simultaneously to her husband, brother and son. Similarly, the same truth is taken as monism, qualified monism and dualism by different levels of devotees, which are represented by Shankara, Ramanuja and Madhva respectively. The truth or the object is the human incarnation about which different devotees have different levels of views...

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PRACTICAL OBSERVATIONS OF NATURE REVEAL THE EXISTENCE OF GOD

For Scholars Posted on: 07/01/2013

[This message is the reply of Shri Datta Swami to the question posed by a person with the username ‘Human Excellency’ on the Speaking Tree forum (http://www.speakingtree.in/public/wall-updates/9131992). Human Excellency asked about the need for the existence of God and why devotees of God cheat the public. He also questioned why the miraculous power of God, is not used to reform the minds of present politicians.]

Since the behaviour of devotees is bad, you need not negate the existence of God. If the son is wrong, you may say that the father is also wrong but you should not say that father does not exist. The existence of God need not be known from the scriptures...

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VISHWARUPADARSHANAM INDICATES UNIMAGINABLE GOD

For Scholars Posted on: 05/01/2013

The word ‘Vishwarupadarshanam’ is understood as seeing the infinite space with infinite matter and energy as planets and radiations based on the Lord by Arjuna. This is not the correct understanding the correct sense of this word. The word ‘darshanam’ means a physical work of seeing something with the eyes. In Sanskrit grammar, it is told that all the verbs meant for physical actions or works like walking, seeing etc., indicate the sense of knowing something (Gatyarthaanaam dhaatunaam jnanaarthakatvaat)...

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SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE PROVIDES IN-BUILT CONTROL

Posted on: 04/01/2013

Today, forcible rapes of young girls and women is the burning issue for which the death penalty is vehemently suggested by the public. Remember, in ancient India, the ethical scriptures suggested the death punishment for the illegal contact. The scriptures say that any illegal contact, be it a forcible rape or be it a mutually consented illegal contact, should be punished with death only. In any case, only the sinner is punished and thus, in the case of rape, the male criminal is...

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GOD ASSOCIATES WITH THE HUMAN FORM IN THE INCARNATION

Posted on: 28/12/2012

[Message on Datta Jayanti] Shankara told that the reality of various items of the creation is actually the reality of God or Brahman. We take Brahman as the world due to illusion just like we mistake the rope as snake in partial darkness. The reality of the snake is actually the reality of the rope. Similarly, the reality of the world is actually the reality of God. Such illusion was called as Adhyasa by Shankara. Therefore, God is absolutely real and the world...

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THE CONTEMPORARY HUMAN INCARNATION OF GOD

Posted on: 21/12/2012

[This speech was delivered by Shri Datta Swami at the First World Parliament on Spirituality on December 21, 2012 in Hall-3 (Socrates Hall) Session 1, at the Global Peace Auditorium, Hyderabad. It was webcast live between 11.00-13.00 hrs IST on the conference website(http://www.wpsconnect.org/home.php )]

The Human Incarnation is Most Suitable for Humans: God comes to earth to direct the spiritual aspirants to the correct path. Direction is very important.  Hence, we find that the position of ‘Director’ happens to be the topmost position in any institution...

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UNIVERSAL SPIRITUALITY FOR WORLD PEACE

Posted on: 19/12/2012

[This is the speech given by Shri Datta Swami at the First World Parliament on Spirituality on December 19, 2012 in Hall-1 (Babaji Hall), Session 9 Global Peace Auditorium, Hyderabad. It was webcast live on December 19, 2012 between 10.00-11.30 hrs IST on the conference website http://www.wpsconnect.org/home.php ]

The Veda says that God is unimaginable—beyond words, mind, intelligence and even imagination (Yato vacho…, Manasaa saha…, Yobuddheh paratah…, Atarkyah…). If God is thought to be imaginable, then due to the multiplicity in imaginable items...

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EVERY SPIRITUAL ASPIRANT MUST BE A HOUSE HOLDER

Posted on: 12/12/2012

In the spiritual path, the aspirant should be in the stage of a householder (Grihastha). Then only, God can test him or her whether the human being can practically sacrifice these three strong bonds (Eeshanatrayam), which are: 1) Dhaneshana: Bond with money and wealth, 2) Daareshana: Bond with wife or husband, 3) Putreshana: Bond with issues. When the human being is in the atmosphere of these three bonds, then only, the testing can be done by God. For this purpose, you should be a householder and not a saint, who is far from these bonds. You can evaluate...

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VALUE OF APPLIED SPIRITUALITY

Posted on: 06/12/2012

[This was a ‘Special Contributory Article’ for the Souvenir of the First World Parliament on Spirituality to be held between December 17-21, 2012 at Hyderabad.]

Modern people think that most of the funds must be spent on the development and applications of technical education, which supports the basic needs of materialistic life. Obviously, the Government also is in the same line of the people. These people criticize the ancient Governments, which have spent lot of funds on the useless...

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CONTEMPORARY HUMAN INCARNATION OF GOD

Posted on: 28/11/2012

[This is an abstract of Shri Swami’s speech at the First World Parliament on Spirituality to be held between December 17-21, 2012 at Hyderabad. This speech is scheduled to be delivered on December 21, 2012 in the ‘Applied Spirituality’ session in Hall-3.]

The absolute God is unimaginable as per several statements of the Vedas and the Gita, which are the Holy Scriptures of Hinduism. The scientists should not reject the existence of any unimaginable item claiming that everything is explicable or imaginable by refusing the unimaginable miracles treating these...

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THE CORRECT WAY OF PERFORMING YAJNA

Posted on: 27/11/2012

[A Vedic Scholar, who presided over a meeting called as ‘Veda Vidvat Sabha’, stated that the reason for drought and floods is the non-performance of sacrifices in these days in which the ghee is poured in the fire. Swami ridiculed this view and gave the following message.]

Types of Yajnas: Burning ghee in the fire leads to environmental pollution, which causes the drought and flood. These ignorant people state that the cause and promoter of a disease itself is the remedial medicine. If you eat the sweet, the blood sugar will raise causing damage to heart and kidneys. The patient is already in serious...

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CONCEPT OF HUMAN INCARNATION AND ITS RELEVANCE

Posted on: 23/11/2012

[This is an abstract of Shri Swami’s speech at the First World Parliament on Spirituality to be held between December 17-21, 2012 at Hyderabad. This speech is scheduled to be delivered in the session ‘Pure Spirituality’ in Hall-1 on December 19, 2012 between 10.00-11.30 hrs IST.]

God is said to be the generator of space (Aakasha) by the Vedas. It means that space does not exist in God before its generation. This finally means that God is beyond spatial dimensions. Since you cannot imagine anything beyond space, God must be accepted as unimaginable...

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MEANING OF DATTA-ATREYA

Posted on: 18/11/2012

The human incarnation is constituted by three components. Two of these three components are common to any ordinary human being. These two components are: i) The visible and imaginable external materialized human body called as Aparaprakriti. ii) The invisible and imaginable internal special work form of inert energy, the awareness or soul, called as Paraprakriti. The third component, which is extra in the human incarnation and which is not found in ordinary human...

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COMPREHENSIVE SPIRITUALITY

Posted on: 14/11/2012

[This is an abstract of Shri Swami’s speech at the First World Parliament on Spirituality to be held between December 17-21 2012 at Hyderabad. The actual speech is scheduled to be delivered in the ‘Interfaith’ session in Hall-3 on December 21, 2012 between 11.00-13.00 hrs IST.].

Hinduism is a mini representative model of the unity among various religions in the world. There are different philosophies within Hinduism as there are different religions in the world. Unity within Hinduism represents the removal of different walls in the house to make...

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DIFFERENT TYPES OF WORSHIP

Posted on: 04/11/2012

Relevant worship in this world means worship of the form of God, which is relevant to this world of humanity. Such a relevant form is only the human form of God. Irrelevant worship means worship of the irrelevant form of God for this humanity. Worship of energetic forms of God like Vishnu, Shiva etc. is irrelevant for the humanity. Such energetic forms are relevant to the upper worlds in which the souls existing in energetic forms...

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