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Can You please tell me the solution for my problems?

Posted on: 27/04/2021

Śrī Kothapalli Shankar Rao: Swāmiji, I am suffering from certain problems which came after meeting a divine being. Can You please bless me and solve my problems.? Do You need any details of me? My mobile number is 7799590491. I am not even in a position to go for a morning walk even though I am physically fine. My problems are mostly psychological...

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I feel like surrendering to Maayaa to uncover the human incarnation of God. Please enlighten me.

Posted on: 27/04/2021

Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya asked: Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmi, Human incarnation of God is always covered in Māyā and hence we cannot recognise and surrender to the incarnation. We, souls, are incapable of escaping Māyā. I regret to say that I am unable to do any sadhana or prayer or bhajan consistently.  I feel like doing prayers to Māyā saying, "Oh dear Māyā, please uncover the human incarnation of God to me all the time and please don't attract me into the world. I'm weak with ego and jealousy. Hence, don't repel me again the incarnation and let me take refuge...

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Swami, why is it said that cleanliness is next to Godliness although God is attained only through devotion?

Posted on: 27/04/2021

Swāmi replied: Cleanliness means absence of dirty things. Cleanliness in devotion means absence of fascinations to worldly bonds, which are dirty in real sense. Any worldly bond loves you because you are giving enjoyment to that bond. Any bond doesn’t love you to give enjoyment to you. Wife loves husband because husband is giving enjoyment to her and she doesn’t love him for the sake of his enjoyment. Similar is case with husband also. Same is the case with any worldly bond. The love of any worldly bond is selfish only. This is told by sage Yājñyavalkya in the Veda (Ātmanaḥ kāmāya…). The only bond of...

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What is the meaning of 'samsaara'? Kindly enlighten me.

Posted on: 27/04/2021

Swāmi replied:Saṃsāra’ means good essence (sam=good, sāra=essence) and represents this world as its meaning. Does this mean that this world is the good essence? The human being is in this world and hence, it shall find any good or excellent only in this world as long as he lives in this world. Then, the worldly pleasures giving enjoyment must be the good essence of this world. You have tasted only one food item and say that it is the best. When you taste some other food item, which is far far better than your present food item, then only you can have a comparative...

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Swami Answers Devotees' Questions

Posted on: 25/04/2021

Śrī Anil asked: Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmi, some questions raised in internet discussion forums is presented below. Please grace Your response to the same. At Your Lotus Divine Feet-anil

1) Swāmi, taking voluntary retirement from the present job and living peacefully with whatever minimum resources available is recommended...

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What do You think of creating a single spiritual religion taking good from all the religions and banning all other religions?

Posted on: 25/04/2021

[Question asked in internet forum through Shri Anil]

Swāmi replied:- That is what I have done under the name of ‘Universal Spirituality’. Banning bad of all religions is done indirectly by telling whatever is bad in each religion. It is told that each religion, the founder human incarnation established all good concepts whereas in each religion, certain followers have introduced bad. Due to this, every religion is polluted by certain followers. Words like banning...

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Swami Answers Shri Anil's Questions on Islam and Christianity

Posted on: 24/04/2021

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

1) Does God give Muslims the Holy Spirit like it is said He gives to Christians? Why?

Swāmi replied:- To encourage the devotees, God will say so many things. Unless encouragement is given the student will not progress and this is the reason why the teacher boosts up the confidence of the students...

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Swami Answers Shri Anil's Questions

Posted on: 23/04/2021

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

1) If I prayed for God to forgive another believer, would He forgive them?

Swāmi replied:- He will forgive that person provided, that person deserves it. In such case, even if you don’t pray or even if that person doesn’t pray He will forgive that person provided he undergoes the reformation. Reformation is the path to get cancellation of sins from God and not prayers and worships. By prayers and worships, the fruit of the sin to be enjoyed now will be postponed to a later period with accumulated interest. God is the Father...

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Swami Answers Devotees' Questions

Posted on: 21/04/2021

1. How did many incarnations exist simultaneously as mentioned in the Purāṇas?

[Ms. Thrylokya asked: Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmi, Lord Śiva, Mother Pārvatī Devī and Lord Gaṇeśa are all energetic incarnations of God only. When I listen to some stories (purāṇas) of them, I am not able to imagine the fact that all characters are played by the same God. Are all the purāṇas true? Did they really happen physically? Kindly enlighten me. Please forgive me for asking this question. -At Your Divine Lotus Feet, Thrylokya]

Swāmi replied:- Only one actor is acting in several roles in a cinema and is delivering the corresponding scheduled dialogues, which are sometimes quite opposite to each other. The role is having a specific...

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I frequently get a very realistic dream in which a dog bites my hand very hard, can You please tell me the reason for getting such dream Swami?

Posted on: 20/04/2021

[A question by Smt. Padmaram.]

Swāmi replied:- Dog represents the devotee, which is reverse of God. The dog is reminding you again and again that you shall never get attracted towards Advaita philosophy in real sense. This advaita philosophy can be adopted...

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Will an animal which is being killed by a person surely gets a chance in its next birth to kill him or her?

Posted on: 20/04/2021

Śrī JSR Prasad asked: Sāṣṭāṇga praṇāmas Swāmi. May I request You to kindly clarify my following doubt: 'māṃ saḥ yathā hinasti paścāt janmani tat ha ahaṃ taṃ haniṣyāmi' (an animal that is being killed by a perosn thinks that I will kill this person, the way he is killing me now, in my next birth) does this expression mean that the animal will surely get a higher birth...

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Why Bhima didn't get fame as a beloved devotee of Shri Krishna despite of doing whatever He asked him to do?

Posted on: 20/04/2021

Smt. Sudha Rani asked: Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmi! Thank You so much for helping me during all my difficulties. My question is, why Bhīma, who despite of having all tāmasic guṇas followed the orders or suggestions of Śrī Kṛṣṇa without any second thought didn’t get fame as the beloved devotee of Śrī Kṛṣṇa? Instead Arjuna got fame as Śrī Kṛṣṇa’s beloved devotee. Why is it so Swāmi?

Swāmi replied:- Bhīma got the most sacred place of spiritual preacher. Āñjaneya, Bhīma and Madhva are worshipped as the three incarnations of god Vāyu (air), the three very high devotees of God Viṣṇu. Bhīma...

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How to find myself?

Posted on: 20/04/2021

[A question by Shri Rajasekhara Reddy.] Swāmi replied:- What is the use of finding yourself? You are already aware of yourself. You know your bank balance. Will you go on observing and studying your own bank pass book? You shall concentrate on earning more money, which is not already present in your pass book. The money to be earned is God. A lazy fellow thinks that the money already earned indicated by his pass book...

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Divine Satsanga

Posted on: 19/04/2021

1. Are the lower worlds (pātala lokas) completely intensive hells or they too have some enjoyments?

[Śrī Bharath Krishna: Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmi! There was a confusion during the Satsang between the two points. They were Pātāla Loka’s are intensive hells without any enjoyments and Pātāla Loka’s are kind of hells but they have some sort of enjoyments as well. Could You kindly give clarification as to which one of the above points is correct Swami?]

Swāmi replied:- The second point is correct. The sinners have some merits and for those little merits, they need not be sent to heaven separately. These are the lower seven worlds...

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Swami Answers Devotees' Questions

Posted on: 17/04/2021

Shri 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

1) If God created Adam and Eve, then why do we have different languages, skin, etc.?

Swāmi replied:- Even the children of the same family differ and this difference becomes more and more predominant as their lives progress. Similarly, in course of time after the creation, differences developed...

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Swami Answers Devotees' Questions

Posted on: 16/04/2021

Shri 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

1) What’s the difference between Christianity God the Trinity and Hindu Trimūrti?

Swāmi replied:- Trinity means three. This word can’t be fixed in a specific topic...

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Swami Answers Devotees' Questions

Posted on: 15/04/2021

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

1) I am Christian, but I can't help wonder why God didn't send Prophets to other nations other than His chosen people (Israel). Why did He choose a single group of people?

Swāmi replied:- I have already explained elaborately this point several times. The unimaginable God came to all countries from the beginning of creation in various human forms and preached the same spiritual knowledge in different languages following...

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Swami Answers Devotees' Questions

Posted on: 13/04/2021

Shri Anil asked: Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmi, some questions raised in internet discussion forum is presented below. Please grace Your response to the same. At Your Divine Lotus Feet-anil

1. What was God referring to when He said "Let there be light."?

[Genesis: 2Now the earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. 3And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4And God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness.]

Swāmi replied:- The context is creation of inert world, light means the visible inert energy. The context is creation of awareness, the light means...

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Can we worship a Tulasi plant daily as a representative model of Mother Rukmini?

Posted on: 12/04/2021

Smt. Anita Renkuntla asked: Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmiji! The Tulasī plant is worshipped as a representative model of Rukmiṇī Mātā. There are few people in my neighbourhood who think that Rukmiṇī Mātā sleeps on Sunday, and so the Tulasī plant should not be worshipped on that day. Due to this, they do not even pour water to the plant on that day. Is this belief a part of the ritual as suggested...

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Is there more than one type of space created by God?

Posted on: 12/04/2021

Smt. Anita Renkuntla asked: Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmiji! I was reading the Datta Guru Bhagavad Gītā written by You. In that book, in Chapter 13, sloka 20, it is written that each different world (lokam) is based on different types of ākāśam (space). Here I am confused, as to whether there are different types of space created by God.]

Swāmi replied: The space of each world differs from the space of other world so that both the worlds co-exist mutually...

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