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Was Chandralekha born to set an example to face opposition from worldly relations in care-not devotion?

Posted on: 08/09/2021

Smt. Priyanka asked: Gopikas were incarnations of sages. Whereas, Chandralekha was the incarnation of a Goddess. Was she the only one, who was the odd one out in the group of Gopikas? If so, was she born to set a specific example...

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Was Chandralekha given a chance to oppose family members to reach the human incarnation of God in her subsequent births?

Posted on: 08/09/2021

Smt. Priyanka asked: You had mentioned that Chandralekha reached the energetic incarnation of Krishna in Goloka but could not attain Jiivanmukti on Earth by going to Lord Krishna, when she was opposed by her family members. Due to this, she is made to be born on Earth each time God incarnates to not only accompany God in His divine program but also because of her strong attachment towards family bonds. A doubt arises...

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Does God enjoy both sweet and hot dishes equally in the upper worlds as well?

Posted on: 08/09/2021

Smt. Priyanka asked: Swami, this question is regarding the divine nature of God, who suffers health problems or undergoes consequences of any sins committed by His deserving devotees. You had mentioned that God in human form suffers for His devotees with great joy on Earth and that He is bored of enjoying only sweet dishes (constant happiness and praises from souls) in the upper worlds. But a doubt arises here, where God in energetic...

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You always bear a divine smile even though You secretly undergo devotee's suffering in inside. How to understand this?

Posted on: 08/09/2021

Smt. Priyanka asked: God is forever in a happy state not bound by anything or anyone. He is beyond any needs/wants, unlike human beings. Is it that God is always in the state of 'Aananda' (constant happiness)? Is it that He appears in that state to souls even though He is indeed going through some pain, which we cannot see? Swami, You are the complete direct human incarnation of Lord Dattaatreya...

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Isn't it the devotees' responsibility to care about contemporary human incarnation, while He undergoes so much for them?

Posted on: 08/09/2021

Smt. Priyanka asked: Many times, we don't even realise what You are secretly suffering and whose ailment You have transferred upon Yourself. How can we bear to see our beloved human incarnation of God in pain? Should we stay silent hearing from You that You are enjoying everything? If we can see that You are in pain, suffering as a mortal, shouldn't devotees offer any help or serve...

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What can a devotee do when he or she is worried about the pains You go through?

Posted on: 08/09/2021

Smt. Priyanka asked: You had once mentioned that the suffering we see is only an illusion, whereas God is entertained by all these hot dishes. For mere souls like us, it is hard to accept that the pain You are going through is just an illusion! Devotees will naturally want to show care and concern towards You, knowing that You go through a lot for the sake of everyone else to keep them safe and healthy...

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Is the attraction towards God also a blessing of Him?

Posted on: 08/09/2021

Smt. Priyanka asked: Swami, this question is regarding doing our worldly duties, when a devotee's focus has shifted or is shifting only towards God and His work. Swami, from a recent answer of Your’s regarding the same topic, You said that we have to force ourselves to maintain the Pravrutti because it forms the basis of Nivrutti. When God comes down in human form and is available to us, the attraction towards...

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Can study of the Bhagavatam alone give salvation without being tested practically like Gopikaas?

Posted on: 07/09/2021

Shri Durgaprasad asked: Paadanamaskaaram Swami, You said that Bhagavatam is the highest scripture that gives salvation in 7 days and it happened to the king Parikshit. But it can give only theoretical knowledge in 7 days. How was Parikshit tested practically like Gopikaas were tested? Is such salvation possible for anyone who is on death bed by listening to Bhagavatm? At Your lotus feet, Durgaprasad

Swami Replied:- On hearing the Bhaagavatam, King Pariikshit got full faith on God Krishna, His contemporary incarnation and this faith gave salvation from all the worldly bonds. Pariikshit took the final female birth to lose his ego

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Why would the incarnation of God be driven with sexual desires?

Posted on: 07/09/2021

Shri Rayy Light asked: Dear Swami, may Peace and Blessings of God be upon you, I am Rayy Light. I wanted to infer to You about a question with regards to Prophet Muhammad. While exploring through Your website I have realized that You see Prophet Muhammad as an incarnation of God. With that being said, we can understand that the Prophet Muhammad was not free from all desires that a human faces, and the most significant one is the idea of sexual desires. If we look through the narrations...

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How to let go of the idea of success and love God without aspiring any practical fruit in return?

Posted on: 06/09/2021

Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya  asked: Pādanamaskāram Swami, When a devotee wants to pray to God just before attending a competition or a test or a medical surgery, what should the prayer be like to please God? We generally tend to ask God to give us success in that event due to the heat of the situation. I attended an interview recently and I decided to be a good devotee and not to pray to You to give me success. But, just before the beginning...

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How do I know whether the problem being faced is the result of my bad karma or test of God associated with it?

Posted on: 06/09/2021

Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya  asked: Sometimes, when we face a problem, it feels like God is testing me. I don't know if the problem I am facing is just the result of my bad karma or test of God associated with it. How do I know it? Although the soul is not associated...

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Why is God Datta called 'Unmatta Datta'?

Posted on: 06/09/2021

[A question by Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya]

Swami Replied:- For the sake of a mad devotee (Unmatta Bhakta), God Datta also becomes mad

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Can a soul understand the depth of God's love towards it?

Posted on: 06/09/2021

Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya  asked: Swami, we learnt that God is originally unimaginable and we can never know Him completely. But we can infer that God loves us (souls). Now, can a soul understand the depth of God's love...

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How to correlate the following contradicting scenarios?

Posted on: 06/09/2021

Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya  asked: Swami, in a certain question where a devotee was depressed in life, You replied, "If you get depression or fear or tension in your life at any time, that indicates your lack of faith in God Dattaatreya. If you are a devotee of Datta, you shall always be brave, happy and fully contented. A person having full faith in God always feels that he/she is the king/queen of this world (āpnoti svārājyam… Veda)". But generally, You always tell us to be aware of ego...

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What is the difference between Rasa and Aanada?

Posted on: 06/09/2021

[A question by Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya]

Swami Replied:- Aananda is bliss attained in lonely state. If a soul is alone and when there are no problems having perfect peace, it leads to bliss or Aananda. Rasa is blissful entertainment, which can be obtained only in presence...

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What is Maayaa?

Posted on: 06/09/2021

Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya  asked: Please explain the word Maayaa in more detailed manner. At Your Divine Lotus Feet, Laxmi Thrylokya

Swami Replied:- The word Maayaa has two meanings:- 1) Wonderful, 2) Does not exist by itself. Based on the meaning selected by you, you have to use this word to two different items. 1) The 1st item is the unimaginable power of God, which is selected in the 1st sense (wonderful) only. In this sense, there is no difference between unimaginable God and His unimaginable power. You cannot isolate the ability of any person from that person. Moreover, there cannot be two unimaginable items...

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Do You like a devotee imitating another devotee?

Posted on: 03/09/2021

Ms. Bhanu Samykya asked: Pādanamaskāram Swami, Swami, by seeing actions of great devotees (liberated souls), we (souls) have to learn so many things to implement practically. But, do You like a devotee imitating another devotee? What is the difference between imitating a devotee and learning from a devotee? Is imitating a way of learning? After knowing how a great devotee...

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Swami, Kindly explain the meaning my dreams

Posted on: 03/09/2021

Smt. Padmaram asked: Swami Salutations to Your divine lotus feet. You said that dreams need not be given much importance. You also said that God gives divine message through dreams. So I am asking You for Your answers to the following three dreams that came to me. 1) Swami! You recently appeared to me in my dream and said that you have lost your energy. 2) I was reciting Gurucharitra. No matter how hard I tried to read it in the dream, I was unable to read...

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How did Indra Deva transfer his sin to the four items of this world?

Posted on: 03/09/2021

Shri Bharath Krishna asked: Pādanamaskāram Swamiji, I have got a few doubts and a few questions while trying to understand Your knowledge. Kindly answer my questions Swami. Thank You so much for constantly teaching and guiding me both theoretically and practically. It is said that sin can't be transferred from one person...

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Why is 'Putra Devobhava' not included in this Shloka of Taittiriiyopanishad?

Posted on: 03/09/2021

Shri Bharath Krishna asked: We all know the Shlokam, "Mātṛdevo bhava, Pitṛ Devo bhava, Ācārya Devo bhava, Atithi Devo Bhava". When I searched about this Shloka's source in Internet, I learned that it is from "Taittiriiyopanishad" scripture. I hope it is correct that this Shloka is from the Upanishad. If it is so, why is "Putra Devobhava" not included in this particular Shloka...

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