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Yoga Vichara Prakaranam (The Topic of Enquiry of Union)

Posted on: 22/05/2022

1) Trigurusthāna saṅgādi—dvayorekatva pūrṇavān |
Yoga ityucyate daive, mito laukikavānapi||

[The word Yoga has a wide range of meanings. The union may start with just meeting a person by another person. This may progress further by coming more and more near and close. The nearness and closeness may increase further so that both persons become very very close. This may end with the final step of becoming one with the other person. It starts with closeness in the dualism of Madhva...

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Matasamanvaya Prakaranam (The Topic Of Correlation Among Religions)

Posted on: 18/05/2022

1. Bhinnajñānāni cāṅgānām, aṅgī hastī sa bhidyate |
Jñeyaprakaraṇe bhinne, tattadanvaya ujjhitaḥ ||

[All the ancient philosophers, who developed various theories are quarrelling with each other because the concept of totality is missing. Every theory is correct when it is applied to a part of the total concept as in the case of blind people studying the form of an elephant by touching different parts of the elephant (Andhagaja nyāya). The elephant is like a pillar if its leg is touched. The same elephant...

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Jivatma Tattva Prakaranam (The Topic of the Nature of the Soul)

For Scholars Posted on: 17/05/2022

1) Cit bhinna yantra vaividhyāt, na jaḍo daiva dānataḥ |
Ajñālpajña sarvajñau, sraṣṭā na kvaci deṣa hi ||

[Only one fundamental energy is appearing in different work forms like light, sound etc., in different functioning equipment (like bulb, phone etc., respectively). The same inert energy becoming a specific work form in a specific functioning brain-nervous system is called as awareness. The point is that while all forms of inert energy are inert, why is this specific form of inert energy called awareness...

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Jagat Srushti Prakaranam (The Topic of Creation of Universe)

For Scholars Posted on: 16/05/2022

1) Dravya cijjanakākāśaḥ, tejaḥ sṛṣṭaṃ tadarthataḥ |
Tenobhayaṃ sṛṣṭaṃ viśva—prakṛtiḥ kevalā hi tat ||

[It is a very clear point that creation of energy was the first process of God and hence, energy was the first item that was created by God.  From energy, matter and awareness came out with the help of which various inert and non-inert items were designed by God resulting in this vast universe. Since space was the first created item, space itself is the subtle energy from which this world is developed by God. Space must be the first item...

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Srushtilakshya Prakaranam (The Topic of the Ultimate Goal of the Creation)

Posted on: 15/05/2022

1. Vedoktamekato'nyasya, ramaṇaṃ rājava dvibhoḥ |
Mānuṣa Brahmaṇor bhedāt, kālakṣepo na kevalam||

[Scholars say that the Veda clearly states that God alone existed before the creation and thought of creating this universe to get entertainment to get rid of the boredom of loneliness (Ekākī na ramate sa dvitīyamaicchat). In this context, scholars say that even though God...

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Is it right to donate money to social work organisations?

Posted on: 13/05/2022

Shri Jayesh Pandey asked: Dandvat Namaskaram Swami ji! Is it right for me if I resist donating money to social service organisations coming at my doorstep? Dandvat Namaskaram to Swami ji and to His blessed...

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What is the meaning of disappearance of matter, energy and awareness?

Posted on: 13/05/2022

Shri Anil asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, Kindly answer the following questions, at Your Divine Lotus Feet-anil. What is the meaning of disappearance of Matter, energy and awareness? Does it mean that all these 3 are converted finally...

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Will the elimination technique used by ancient sages lead to ad-infinitum?

Posted on: 13/05/2022

Shri Anil asked: Ancient sages used the elimination technique of ‘Neti, Neti’ to find out God. Will it not lead to ad-infinite? How they concluded? Did they stumble upon...

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Why can formless God not be treated the as unimaginable God?

Posted on: 13/05/2022

[A question by Shri Anil]

Swami replied: You can imagine formless energy, space, air and water. Since imaginable items are parts of the imaginable creation...

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Is there any difference between the frequency of space and the Eternal Space?

Posted on: 13/05/2022

Shri Bharath Krishna asked: Padanamskaram Swami. Is there any difference in the frequency of Space and The Eternal Space? If so, is that difference similar to the difference between the frequency of the visible energy and that of space...

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Is it bad to extrapolate the knowledge given by You?

Posted on: 13/05/2022

Shri Bharath Krishna asked:Padanamskaram Swami, Swami, due to my curiosity, I tend to extrapolate the knowledge given by You to find out the hidden truths. Is this a bad quality? Am I doing this out...

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What should be my further course of action as my Abdomen's Ultrasound report came out normal?

Posted on: 13/05/2022

[Shri Jayesh Pandey asked: Dandvat Namaskaram Swami ji! By Hanaman ji's grace, my Abdomen's Ultrasound report came out normal. What should be my further course of action? At Your feet. Dandvat Namaskaram...

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Vibhuti Prakaranam (The Topic on Miracles)

Posted on: 10/05/2022

1. Śaṅkarasthāpitaṃ cohyaṃ, nohyameva vibhūtibhiḥ |
Astitve sthāpite jñāna-yogādi gṛhyate param ||

[Generally, the atheists require the perception of divine miracles as a proof for the existence of the unimaginable God as source of miracles. Just like on seeing the smoke, the fire is inferred, similarly, the unimaginable God is inferred on seeing the unimaginable events called miracles. This is the best way of proving the existence of the unimaginable God to the entire world consisting of different mentalities...

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Creation of Space and Energy by God

For Scholars Posted on: 09/05/2022

1. Is God dimensionally constrained by the imaginable creation?

[Shri Anil asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, The unimaginable God is surrounding the imaginable universe; in such a case, God is formed into a geometrical dimension having imaginable core as the universe (assuming the universe is like a sphere, God is surrounding the sphere like a wrap). Thus, God is dimensionally constrained by the imaginable creation. Kindly please answer this point. At Your Divine Lotus Feet-anil]

Swami replied: When space is absent in God, we cannot say that the unimaginable God surrounded the imaginable sphere of universe like an external sphere. To say like that, we are provoked from the point of our faculty of understanding. Actually, this means that the unimaginable God exists everywhere around us in an unimaginable way. It is a mode of our assumption to represent like that for the sake...

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Shall I go for a full health check-up of my body?

Posted on: 09/05/2022

Shri Jayesh Pandey asked: Dandvat Namaskaram Swami ji! Should i go for a full health check-up of my body...

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Akasha Tejah Prakaranam (The Topic on Space and Energy)

For Scholars Posted on: 08/05/2022

1. Ākāśaṃ śūnya māhuḥ ke, sāpekṣaṃ dravyaśaktisat |
Parasya sattayā syāttu, jagato'pekṣayā na saḥ ||

Some say that space is absence of any existent thing, which is called as ‘emptiness’ or ‘void’ or ‘vacuum’. These people say that space is nothing or non-existent and is relatively existent only with reference to the existence of matter and energy. For these people, space is just conventional with respect to the rest world. This means that when matter and energy disappear, space also disappears spontaneously. With reference to the absolute existence...

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What is the difference between Nirguna Brahma and Saguna Brahma?

Posted on: 26/04/2022

Shri Jayesh Pandey asked: What is the difference between Nirguna Brahma and Saguna Brahma? Does the Nirguna Brahma ever get affected by the creation?  Are the Nada Brahma and Jyoti Brahma devoid of emotions? These set of questions may indicate to you the state of my mind...

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God in the form of Suryanarayana

Posted on: 26/04/2022

Shri Durgaprasad asked: Paadanamaskaaram Swamiji, I have a confusion in these correlated questions. Who are the deities and demi Gods? It is said that Lord Datta resides in 33 crores of deities. Then, why is the Sun deity not God? You said that Sun should be taken only as a representative model. In fact, Sun preached the spiritual knowledge to Hanuman. On the other hand, God in the form of Ganesha and Subramanya...

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What should be our ideal attitude while praying?

Posted on: 26/04/2022

Shri Jayesh Pandey asked: 1. Dandvat Namaskaram Swami ji! What should be our ideal attitude while praying? Does a mere recitation of a mantra or hymn fruitful? Is praying dependent on time? The more we pray, the better? While developing devotion to a form of God, how should be our thinking towards the deity? When I chant Hanuman Chalisa, how my thoughts should be towards...

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Which is the correct path, leaving family bonds or staying with them?

Posted on: 26/04/2022

Shri Durgaprasad asked: Paadanamaskaaram Swamiji, the Gopikaas attained the highest fruit while staying with the family bonds. On the other hand, the incarnations, Buddha and Shankara themselves showed the path of leaving their family bonds for the sake of God. Which path is correct...

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