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How can the Supreme God put 3rd step on King Bali's head, who is already under His control?

Posted on: 08/07/2021

Smt. KVS Lavanya asked: Namaskāraṃ Swāmi, while hearing Bhagavad Gītā Pravachan I didn't understand one point. 🙏 please clarify my doubt Swāmi. *In the incarnation of Vamana, the Supreme God kept His first leg and occupied earth completely. *King Bali was also a part on the earth who was now under Vamana after 1st step. Here is my doubt: Then how can the Supreme God put 3rd step on King Bali 's head who is under...

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Do You consider Mirza Ghulam Ahmad to be a human incarnation of God or perhaps a Messenger of God?

Posted on: 08/07/2021

Vestabashan Gubalicanakan asked: Dear Shri Datta Swami, You may have witnessed or seen me upon the website "quora.com". The reason for my inquiry with You and moreover the purpose of writing such an email is with regards to a question that I have with regards to Your belief structure. As such, I would like to move forward in asking You if You consider the individual, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad to be a human incarnation...

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Does our behaviour in the world affect our behaviour with the Sadguru?

Posted on: 08/07/2021

Śrī Ganesh asked:- Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmiji, I react if someone accuses me of something wrong in the office. I become aggressive and I tell them that is not the case and make my point. I was discussing this with Trylokya and she said that I shouldn’t be aggressive because I may use that quality if Sadguru says something illogical. But I said that I have the experience of knowing...

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Please guide me on how to approach You while asking questions.

Posted on: 08/07/2021

Śrī Ganesh asked: There are also variations in our understanding of Your knowledge. Sometimes, a devotee will have a different interpretation of Your knowledge from another devotee. It is said in the bible “Do not seek anyone’s understanding but seek only God’s understanding”. To get the clear picture of Your knowledge...

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How does anybody get encouraged to enter the spiritual path if it involves worry?

Posted on: 08/07/2021

Dr. KV Rao, Hyderabad asked (on phone):- You say that leaving worldly bonds and having bond with God shall not be for peace, but for more worry only. In such case how anybody gets encouraged to enter the spiritual path?

Swāmi replied: The journey is from worldly bonds, which are minus sign to the bond with God, which is a plus sign. Zero is the state of peace in between minus and plus signs. Plus sign is two negative signs crossing each other...

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What is the reason for criticizing other religions and trials for conversion of religion?

Posted on: 08/07/2021

[A question by Śri BVR Sastry of Hyderabad on phone]

Swāmi replied: Ego is the reason for praising one’s own religion and jealousy is the reason for criticizing other religions. These two cataracts of the two eyes have closed the third knowledge-eye, which disappeared permanently existing on the forehead in the case of human beings. Only in the case of God, the third eye exists on the forehead. Ego makes the devotee not to find defects...

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Does Hinduism truly say that all paths lead to God? If so, what about those on no path (like the atheists)?

Posted on: 08/07/2021

Swāmi Replied:- Hinduism stands for unity in diversity. In any religion, atheists exist. We shall condemn atheism in the case of the topic of existence of God. But, there are several good points like their criticism on the so called theists doing sins and praying God to escape the punishments of sins. The atheists stand as auditors for theists...

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Why would anyone go to hell if they practice Buddhism?

Posted on: 08/07/2021

[A question from internet through Shri Anil] Buddha, better known as Gautama Buddha. He was the ninth incarnation of Mahāviṣṇu, born to convert every asura to Buddhism and send him to hell." – Garuḍa Purāṇa. Why would anyone go to hell if they practice Buddhism? (Ref: Then in the Kali age, the Lord was born in Kīkaṭas as Buddha. He deluded the asuras and flouted...

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Can I get liberation without following past Hindu scriptures?

Posted on: 08/07/2021

[I am a born Hindu, no Hindu scriptures or other religion's book completely give all the answers I need regarding my mission in this life and I can't blindly believe in any books written 2-3k years ago. Can I get liberation without following anyone?]

Swāmi Replied:- If you follow the sharp logic of your intelligence while reading the scriptures, selecting good statements of God and rejecting bad statements inserted by the bad followers, you are following...

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Why did Islam not promote the concept of miracles?

Posted on: 08/07/2021

Swāmi Replied:- Jesus showed several miracles to give proof for the existence of unimaginable God appearing as Father of heaven in the first energetic medium. But, these miracles raised ego and jealousy in the hearts of priests, who were honoured by public in par with God. Politics is universal and does not leave even the spiritual field. The priests did not realise...

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Swami Answers Shri Anil's Questions

Posted on: 08/07/2021

1. What is the permanent solution for incurable diseases like diabetes?

[Śrī Anil asked: Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmi, some questions raised in internet discussion forum is presented below. Please grace Your response to the same. At Your Lotus Divine Feet-anil. What is the permanent solution for incurable diseases like diabetes? Medicine, regular exercises, food control, repentance and non-repetition of sins. What is the role of each of these factors?]

Swāmi Replied:- I am related to the context of the last factor. Surely, realisation, repentance and practical non-repetition of the sin will avoid the entire punishment, which may...

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Why Is Every Soul Not God? (Part-6)

For Scholars Posted on: 07/07/2021

Part 6: Interpreting Scripture

Swami continued: Some people have criticized Śaṅkara saying that He presents His own concept first and then quotes the scripture. Thus, He makes the scripture follow His concept by the force of His scholastic ability. This criticism is not justified. Generally, people expect that the scripture should be quoted first and that the concept should be drawn from it through analysis. But Śaṅkara’s path is correct in this matter. This is because, one should not seek to merely interpret the scripture. Instead, one should seek to correctly interpret the scripture. We must believe that the scripture is written by...

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Do daughters have the responsibility of taking care of their parents even when their parents pass on majority of the property to their sons?

Posted on: 06/07/2021

Śrī Tinku asked: These days parents give a majority of their property to their sons only. However, sons might not take care of their parents once they got their property. Does the responsibility of taking care of parents belongs to only their sons who inherited their property or daughters also have the responsibility to take care of their parents even when they didn't receive much of their parent’s...

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Does the word 'Namaste' has multiple meanings?

Posted on: 06/07/2021

Śrī Bharath Krishna asked: Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmi! Generally, we say “Pādanamskāram” to our Gurus expecting blessings from them. But whenever I said Pādanamaskāraṃ to You during our weekly satsangs, You responded by saying “Namaste”. As far as I know, the meaning of this word is “I bow to you”. Swāmi, since You are a Sadguru but You still use this word “Namaste”...

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Is there any possibility to learn about our committed sins in previous birth?

Posted on: 06/07/2021

Smt. Archana Shukla asked: Pādanamaskāraṃ swāmiji🙏 Is there possibility to learn about our sin which we have committed in last Janma. We as a human being getting fruit of our own Karma but still questioning why I am getting this? Why I am getting that? Is there any way to satisfy the query because may be after knowing that why I am getting all suffering that is only and only because of my own Karma...

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How to develop selfless love towards You?

Posted on: 06/07/2021

Smt. Archana Shukla asked: Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmiji 🙏🙏🙏 Thank You for being there for me. I am unable to deal with current things whatever going in my life though they are not new. I know whatever I am getting because of only and only my own Karma but how long. Sometimes I question on my devotion towards You may be I am attracted to You because I want to get rid of my pain. It means I am so selfish, how to develop selfless love...

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You mentioned that mere knowledge without the grace of God develops neither devotion nor practice. Please elaborate on this.

Posted on: 06/07/2021

Ms. Thrylokya asked: Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmi, Swāmi, I was in assumption that learning divine knowledge from Sadguru through self-effort is enough to become a devoted servant of God. But in Datta Vedam, You have said that mere knowledge without the grace of God develops neither devotion nor practice. Could You please elaborate on this line?

Swāmi Replied:- God’s grace comes through the climax love of the devotee towards God. Hence, God’s grace means love to God. Without this, the service to God without aspiration for any fruit in return can’t be done...

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How can our devotion be constant when God exhibits different qualities in different incarnations?

Posted on: 06/07/2021

Ms. Thrylokya asked: Swāmi, You taught us that our attraction towards God must only be due to His divine personality. But God wears different qualities in different incarnations at different times. Each time God incarnates, a different personality is exhibited. How can our devotion be constant when...

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Can we say that God is old, new, predictable and unpredictable at the same time?

Posted on: 06/07/2021

Ms. Thrylokya asked: Swāmi, every soul enjoys the world because it is not constant. When we get bored of one thing, we'll switch to a new thing. The enjoyment lies in the change or the feeling of newness. God appears to be old and constant but this notion is not true because souls which have attained God never chose the world again. Hence, can we conclude that God is old, new, predictable and unpredictable...

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Why should a child vote for Sadguru against parents when practice is greater than theory?

Posted on: 06/07/2021

[Ms. Thrylokya asked: Swāmi, forgive me for asking this question. Parents practically serve the children and a Sadguru gives divine knowledge to the child which is theoretical. Why should a child vote for Sadguru against parents when practice is greater than theory?]

Swāmi Replied:- If the child is God, if Sadguru and parents are devotees, your assumption is logical. The devotion for God or Sadguru is not based on the service attained by the soul. It is based on the intensity...

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