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What is the meaning of the following words received by me in my meditation?

Posted on: 14/01/2022

Rayy Light asked: Dear Swami Ji, Peace and Blessings of God be upon You. During my meditation today I have received the words "om baghavaane prasaade saashanam". I was hoping if You could enlighten me if those words mean something and what it would mean in the English...

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You mentioned that God and human components shift their states in human incarnation. Please explain.

Posted on: 14/01/2022

Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya asked:- Swami, You mentioned that God and human devotee components shift their states in human incarnation (while answering the question asked by Bharat). Please explain this more clearly.

Swami replied:- Human incarnation results when unimaginable God merges with imaginable devoted soul selected by God for the sake of some important work to be done in the world for the welfare of the souls. The process of the merge of unimaginable item with an imaginable item is also unimaginable. Only the process between two imaginable items existing in this imaginable...

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Classification of devotion to God

Posted on: 14/01/2022

Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya asked:- Basically, how to classify the types of devotion to God?

Swami replied:- There are two types of classifications of devotion and each classification has two types vertically divided and other two types horizontally divided. The vertical classification is the less important left side column of theoretical devotion (knowledge or Jnaana Yoga and devotion or Bhakti Yoga) and the right side-more important column of practical devotion or Karma Yoga...

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How to control the common entertainment like watching movies to travel in spiritual line?

Posted on: 14/01/2022

Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya asked:- Seeing cinemas and reading novels related to worldly matters is the common entertainment of everybody in the society at present. How to control this by the soul intending to travel in spiritual line?

Swami replied:- In fact, unnecessary gossip with friends, seeing worldly cinemas and reading worldly novels are the three hindering factors in the progress of spiritual path, which are the modified forms of the three heavenly dancers called Rambhaa, Uurvaashii and Menakaa, who were used to spoil the penance of sages. If the devotees are unable to control themselves from the influence...

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Is the Advaitin's view of the first energetic incarnation (Datta) as an impression formed in mind correct? (Part-2)

For Scholars Posted on: 11/01/2022

Continued from Part-1...

[Shri Phani asked:- Swami! You said that Vritti or impression is also relative reality like the world in the view of the unimaginable God. Please explain this in detail.]

Swami replied:- Impression means a mode of awareness. Impression of a pot (Ghaṭa vṛtti) means the mind taking the shape of the pot (Ghaṭākāra-ākārita-antaḥkaraṇa vṛttiḥ - Ghaṭavṛttiḥ). The pot is the external object, which is made of inert matter and inert energy. The inert matter is also a form of inert energy only. Hence, the pot is inert energy only. The mind is its mode or impression like gold...

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Swami, what is the reason for the liberated souls also getting entangled in worldly difficulties?

Posted on: 09/01/2022

[A question by Shri PVNM Sharma]

Swami replied:- Liberated soul means the soul, which is not touched by the happiness or misery in the world even though the soul is surrounded by happiness and misery in the world. It does not mean that the soul, which is away from the happiness and misery of the world is a liberated soul. Liberated soul means the soul, which is in the fire, but not affected in anyway by the fire. If a soul...

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Is the Advaitin’s view of the first energetic incarnation (Datta) as an impression formed in mind correct? (Part-1)

For Scholars Posted on: 09/01/2022

Shri Lakshman asked: Padanamaskarams Swami. The below extract is from the 7th shloka of the 18th chapter of Trailokya Gita. “In Advaita philosophy the original God is the unimaginable God, Who can never be concentrated upon as said in the Gītā (avyaktā hi gatir duḥkham). For this reason, only, Patanjali said that the concentration shall be done on the first energetic incarnation called as ‘Īśvara or Datta’. This God Datta exists in human incarnation as hidden inner item. The impression of human forms is coming in the mind...

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Swami, please accept me as Your disciple.

Posted on: 08/01/2022

Shri Jayesh Pandey asked: 1. Dandvat pramaanam Datta Swami! May more people come to know about You and Your divine knowledge. And everyone become the recipient of Your forgiveness, love and grace. Datta! When our mind, representing Ma Sita, is trapped inside the worldly pleasures cage, deeming to be called Ashoka Vatika, it goes through so much pain and hardships. It weeps for Your help...

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Swami Answers Shri Jayesh Pandey's Questions

Posted on: 04/01/2022

1. Please tell me how should I intensively devoted to Hanuman ji?

[Shri Jayesh Pandey asked: Dandvat Pranaamam Swami ji! May You shower Your blessings on all, and take us all beyond the Maya for serving You unconditionally. Swami, You advised me for being intensively devoted to Hanuman ji. Please tell me how should i do it, for You call him Your brother so You know Him personally and about the qualities He likes to be in His devotees. Please do tell...

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How can I think about God when I need to focus on work?

Posted on: 04/01/2022

Dipayan Banerjee: Swamiji, My humble salutations at Your lotus feet. My name is Dipayan, I am a friend of Bandi Bharath Krishna Reddy (one of Your devotees). I got to know about You from him. I have seen his life closely, and how frustrated he was at some point in time, but after receiving Your knowledge he is so happy and filled with energy. I have been reading Your amazing commentaries on various...

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Prayer on Swami by Smt. Sudha

Posted on: 04/01/2022

Smt. Sudha Rani: Apology to Swamy by Sudha: జయగురుదత్తస్వామి. పాదనమస్కారం స్వామి. పరమ యోగులకు, ఋషులకు, దేవ, గంధర్వ కిన్నెర, కింపురుషులను జీవులెందరిని నీవు సృష్టించుకున్నావో, వారందరికి దుస్సాధ్యమైన అత్యంత నిగూఢమైన ఆధ్యాత్మిక ఙ్ఞానమును ప్రసాదించి మా జన్మలు పునీతం చేశావు తండ్రీ! స్వయంగా నీవు కళ్ళెదుట కనిపించడానికి నీ దృష్టిలో నా మీద ఎంత దయ యోగ్యమని భావించావో దేవా! అథమాథమైన నా ఇరుకైన హృదయంలో నీవు నివాసం ఏర్పరచుకుని...

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Did Rama also show us how to be a climax devotee?

Posted on: 04/01/2022

Shri Bharath Krishna asked: Padanamskaram Swami, Kindly answer the following questions of mine. Thank You so much for patiently answering all my petty questions. Swami, generally Shri Rama, the Human Incarnation of God, is considered to be an ideal for any human being's pravritti life but not nivritti life. Most of the time, even You have written about Gopikas whenever You had to explain...

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Does the human being component of human incarnation only have dream and deep sleep states?

Posted on: 04/01/2022

Shri Bharath Krishna asked: Swami, I read the following paragraph from Your book "Divine Discourse - 21", page no-27. "The mother of Krishna was telling the story of Rama to Krishna so that Krishna can enter into sleep. When the story came up to the point that Ravana stole Sita, immediately Krishna awoke, crying, asking Lakshmana to give the bow for a fight (sometimes, the dream state reverts back into an awakened state due to strong ideas). This cry of Krishna was from the subconscious...

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Why are hell and heaven hidden from human beings?

Posted on: 04/01/2022

Shri Bharath Krishna asked: Swami, can I know the reason why You have hidden hell and heaven from Human Beings? Kindly answer these questions of mine Swami. If I have asked anything wrong...

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Trailokya Gita: Ashtaadashaadhyaayah - Eighteenth Chapter

Posted on: 03/01/2022

Trailokyā Uvāca:-

1) Sarvajña Bhagavan Datta, Yogamārgāya mānavaiḥ |
Ke ke jñeyāḥ viseṣāṃśāḥ, brūhi saṅkṣipya sadguro! ||

[Trailokya spoke:- O Omniscient God Datta! O Divine Preacher! What are the special points to be taken care of for travelling in the path of Yoga by human devotees...

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Trailokya Gita: Saptadashaadhyaayah - Seventeenth chapter

Posted on: 30/12/2021

Trailokyā Uvāca:-

1) Dattātreya Vibho! Veda, Kṣīrasāgara mandara! |
Pāpināstikato yogam, brūhi sarvaṃ bhuvaṃ gata! ||

[Ms. Trailokya asked:- O Lord Dattātreya! You are the mandara mountain that churned the Veda-milk sea to bring out the divine nectar like essence of spiritual knowledge. You have come down to the earth to distribute it. Please explain the path called Yoga starting from a sinful atheist...

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Can You please explain the meaning of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra?

Posted on: 29/12/2021

Shri Martin Evind asked: Dear Swami, would You please explain Mahāmrityunjaya Mantra and is repeating this mantra (knowing the English translation) appropriate to use with sincere devotion for physical and mental healing...

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How to react to people having negative thoughts?

Posted on: 29/12/2021

A question sent through Shri Nithin Kumar. Arati satavekar Belgavi asked: Pādanamaskāram Swami, here is my question. What if we always go into a bad situation and people we meet also have negative thoughts? meaning even if we don't think anything bad about anyone but still we get to meet people who have negative thinking...

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How is the bliss attained in devotion to God different from the worldly bliss?

Posted on: 29/12/2021

Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya asked: Pādanamaskāram Swami, According to Bhagavad Gita, the soul, self or atman, is indestructible and eternal (2.18). It neither slays, nor can it be slain (2.19). It is never born and it never dies. After coming into existence, it never ceases to be. It is nitya (always), sasvatah (permanent) and purana (very ancient) (2.20). It does not suffer, nor can it be tainted. At the time of death it does not die, but leaves...

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Please accept my obeisances Datta.

Posted on: 29/12/2021

Shri Jayesh Pandey asked: Lying down completely flat in front of Swami, I put my head in Swami's feet, my hands holding Swami's legs. I humbly surrender all the good and bad qualities that i have, at Swami's feet. Accept my obeisances Datta. You are Brahma, the giver of Vedas, the eternal truth. Your mere presence around me can make me realize the eternal truth and make me liberated. How can i not come to You directly...

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