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GOD ENTERS BOTH SOUL AND BODY OF INCARNATION

For Scholars Posted on: 20/04/2011

The word ‘Atman’ means both the soul representing energy as well as the body representing the matter. The soul or energy creates the imaginary world, maintains and dissolves it. The soul has full control on the imaginary world and can do anything. Similarly, God creates, maintains and destroys this world. God is omnipotent since He can do anything in this world. All these are good aspects of comparison. But, there are defective aspects of limitations. The soul is converted into imaginary world whereas, the unimaginable God is not converted and hence...

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SCIENCE IS NEUTRAL ABOUT GOD

For Scholars Posted on: 16/04/2011

Science goes up to the space only, which is very subtle form of energy. Due to bending of space around the boundaries of object, space cannot be treated as nothing since nothing can bend. The topmost scientist, Einstein, treats the space as geometrical entity and not absolutely existing item. He treats space as relatively existing based on the existence of two materialistic items, since space is the distance between two materialistic items. If the matter disappears, space also disappears according to him. If all the matter is converted into energy...

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SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE ALONE CHANGES SOCIETY

Posted on: 12/04/2011

[Message on Shri Rama Navami] Festivals have become the occasional days of enjoying special food items. Holidays are given on these festivals so that you will allot the time to think about the significance of these festivals and change yourself to some extent at least. If this aspect is not served, there is no use of the holiday. Today is Shri Rama Navami, on which, Lord Rama was born, who was the human incarnation of God. The next human incarnation was Krishna, who was meant for spiritual path...

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LIMITED SIMILARITY BETWEEN GOD AND THE SOUL

For Scholars Posted on: 10/04/2011

When similes are selected for the unimaginable God, the concepts of comparison should be always limited and not to be fully extended in all other aspects. This principle exists even if you give a simile to an imaginable item taking another imaginable item. For example, if you compare the face of somebody to moon, the aspect of simile should be confined to the pleasantness only. You should not extend the aspect of similarity to other points and say that the face contains black spots...

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SOUL IS NOT THE CREATOR

Posted on: 09/04/2011

God gave the ability of creating robot, a duplicate human being, to the humanity to show that a human being is a created item only. The human being includes the soul, which is a special work form of inert energy. The inert energy was created by God as the first item in the beginning of the creation. This inert energy is manifested in several forms like light, heat, electricity, magnetism and various work forms. The work forms become different since the same inert energy works in different systems...

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IGNORANCE OF TRUE KNOWLEDGE CAUSES SIN

Posted on: 04/04/2011

[Message on Ugadi day] Generally, people greet others wishing a happy festival or wishing a happy birthday etc. We must analyze every word and action of us to find out the truth. The first question you have to put to yourself is “Are you, just a general soul, competent of wishing something good or bad for other souls?” You cannot wish anything good or bad even for yourself. Therefore, there is no use of cursing or wishing good for others. The good or bad in your case or in the case of others happens according to the results of the previous deeds...

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UNIMAGINABLE GOD ENTERS IMAGINABLE CREATION FOR DEVOTEES

For Scholars Posted on: 03/04/2011

[Mr. Anil asked, “You said that God is beyond creation and at the same time. You also say that God is in a human body, which is in this creation. Is it not a contradiction?” Shri Swami’s explanation is given below.]

Unless the contradiction arises and you are unable to solve it through your analysis, you cannot call it as unimaginable action. Unless you recognize the unimaginable action, you cannot accept that God is unimaginable, who is the source of the unimaginable actions. For the establishment of unimaginable actions, there should be pre-established...

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SCIENCE AND LOGIC APPLY TO CREATION

Posted on: 27/03/2011

There are two channels for the meaning of the word Atmajnanam. The first channel is to analyze the composition of self and human body, since the word Atman means the human body also. However, if you confine the meaning only to the self, it means only the analysis of self. The analysis of both the self and human body is done by science already. In fact, science revealed that soul is only nervous energy, which is the specific work form...

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WORLDLY BONDS WEAKEN THE ATTACHMENT TO GOD

Posted on: 27/03/2011

Unless you are relieved from the worldly bonds, you cannot be relieved from the tensions and also you cannot attach yourself to God completely. If you are attached to the worldly bonds, your attachment to God becomes impossible since the worldly bonds prevail over your bond to God. Generally, we pray God for the welfare of worldly bonds only. It means your bond to God is never stronger than the worldly bonds...

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PHILOSOPHY DEALS WITH THE CREATOR

Posted on: 22/03/2011

The application of root meaning (yoga) of a word can result in several items. For example, the word ‘Pankaja’ by root meaning means that which is born from mud. It can be a Lotus flower or a conch shell. But, the root meaning is fixed in one item only (rudha) as per the strength of general usage. Therefore, the word Pankaja means only Lotus flower by yoga as well as rudha. Such a word is called as yogarudha. Similarly, the word Atman means...

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MEANING OF ATMAN

Posted on: 18/03/2011

The word Atman not only means the self but also the body covering the self as per the Amarakosha, the standard dictionary in Sanskrit language. The word Atman is derived from the verb ‘atati’, which means that, which extends or grows or pervades. The body occupies some space and grows in course of time pervading some more space. The soul is a specific form of ordinary inert energy. Actually, it is a specific form of work involving transfer...

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DREAM IS AN ANALOGY FOR CREATION

For Scholars Posted on: 16/02/2011

In spite of hectic efforts of atheists, the devotion of devotees did not decrease even by a trace from the beginning of this creation. The percentage of devotees also did not decrease and the very little percentage of atheists also did not increase even by a trace. Do you think that the reason for this standard devotion is the reality of devotion to God? No no. The real reason for this is the unimaginable power of the link between devotion and the materialistic benefits. People believe that due to the devotion, the worldly life is protected...

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PRACTICE ALONE YIELDS FRUIT

Posted on: 13/02/2011

People think that Philosophy is totally a theoretical subject. This is a total misunderstanding because Philosophy is totally a practical subject. Engineering, medicine etc., involve both theory and practicals, whereas history etc., involve only theory. Practice alone yields the fruit. Of course, theory is the mother of the practice. Theory is transformed into practice. Therefore, theory is the cause and practice is the effect. In between theory and practice, the power of transformation or inspiration is the devotion. Therefore, theory or knowledge (jnana yoga) is transformed...

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INNER MEANING OF SHRI CHAKRA

Posted on: 12/02/2011

People worship the yantras, which are the metallic plates containing the flow-sheet diagrams of certain important spiritual concepts preserved by the ancestors. Such diagrams on the metallic plates are not meant for worship. The real concepts should be understood with the help of a real spiritual preacher. Some letters (Bijaaksharas) used in such diagrams represent certain items like the letters a, b, c…x, y, z etc. used in the flow-sheet diagrams of science and engineering. I cannot imagine the climax of ignorance of these people, who worship...

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MEANING OF THE GAYATHRY MANTRA

Posted on: 07/02/2011

[Mr. Kevin Johnson (called as Dattaji) from Texas, USA sent a gift to Swami and asked Swami to bless him with a mantra. Given below is Shri Swami’s message for him.]

The word Mantra is made up of two verbs, 1) mananaat and 2) trayate. The first verb means that your mind must be continuously attracted towards a statement or a poem or a song that makes you repeat it again and again without any trace of effort. The second verb means that such a statement or poem or song must be related to God and hence, it gives you perfect protection from all corners, everywhere and everytime. Therefore, the definition of Mantra...

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TRANSFORMATION THROUGH KNOWLEDGE IS THE GREATEST

Posted on: 06/02/2011

[Mr Anil from Mumbai asked if even divine knowledge can be transferred to a devotee, if the devotee desires for it, just like the power to do a miracle is transferred to a desiring devotee. Shri Swami’s reply is given below.]

It is said that knowledge is power. Knowledge is the best form of the power. Knowledge always does the greatest miracle of transforming a person in the wrong path to a devotee in the right path. Such transformation is the greatest among all the miracles, if you realize the real value of a miracle. When God transfers the power of knowledge or other forms of powers to do other types of miracles, the ability of balancing...

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GOD DID NOT GET MODIFY INTO CREATION

For Scholars Posted on: 05/02/2011

The infinite cosmos [universe] itself is a proof of the existence of unimaginable God. ‘Infinite’ means that the boundary of the universe is everlasting. What is the secret of this everlasting boundary? Suppose, let us say that the ocean is infinite. It means that you may travel and travel for any extent of time, you will not reach the bank of the ocean. The bank of the ocean means the land, which is different from the ocean or its water. The land, which is beyond the water, is never achieved if the ocean is infinite...

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THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF SPIRITUAL EFFORT

Posted on: 30/01/2011

Be it worldly affair or be it spiritual affair, your goal is to please the Lord in human form only. The path is not important. Only the goal is important. The ultimate goal is to please God in human form. Hanuman pleased Rama in the worldly affair, which was the search of His wife and getting Her back finally from the demon. This was a worldly affair and also a personal affair of Rama. It was not connected to the welfare of the society also because Rama told that He would go back without killing Ravana, if His wife was returned. Thus, it was not only worldly affair...

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IMAGINABLE AWARENESS DIFFERENT FROM UNIMAGINABLE GOD

For Scholars Posted on: 19/01/2011

When the light rays fall on the object and get reflected, the image of the object falls on the retina of the eye and this image is transferred to the brain. The brain receives the image of the object. The process of receiving the image of the object by the brain is said to be awareness of the object. All the materials like rays of light, object, image of object, materials transferring the image like neurons, materials composing the brain, etc. are either inert matter or inert energy only. The process of transfer of the image...

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COSMIC ENERGY CREATED WORLD BY GOD'S WILL

For Scholars Posted on: 18/01/2011

The entire creation other than the unimaginable God is manifestation of the imaginable cosmic energy, which was created by the unimaginable God. This process of creation of imaginable cosmic energy by unimaginable God is unimaginable because any link between unimaginable and imaginable is always unimaginable. The space is invisible cosmic energy and the fire is visible cosmic energy. Matter is another manifested form of cosmic energy existing in gaseous state, liquid state and solid state. Space (aakaasha), fire (agni), gas (vayu), liquid (jalam) and solid (pruthivi) are the five elements...

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