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Swami answers questions by Shri Sathi Reddy

Posted on: 19/12/2022

1. Why is it that we shouldn't buy a house around temples?

[Shri Sathi Reddy asked:- Paadanamaskaram Swami, why is it said that we shouldn't buy a house or a land around temples?]

Swami replied:- A temple is meant for Satsanga or spiritual discussions. In the future, the area of the temple...

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Kumarila Bhatta set Himself on fire. Is it not a sin?

Posted on: 19/12/2022

Shri Sathi Reddy asked:- Kumarila Bhatta, who is none other than the human Incarnation of Lord Subrahmanya had burnt Himself in the flames of fire. Swamiji, is it not a sin considering it as suicide?

Swami replied:- If a human being is considered as incarnation of God, that is not a sufficient...

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How did Aadishesha, the servant of God, become God Himself?

Posted on: 19/12/2022

Shri Sathi Reddy asked:- Swamiji, Lakshmana who is none other than Aadishesha acted like the brother of Lord Rama (Lord Vishnu’s incarnation) in Tretayuga and served Rama. The same Lakshmana (Aadishesha) came as Lord Balarama in Dvaaparayuga and became the 10th Incarnation of Lord Vishnu. How did the servant of God...

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Swamiji, how should a student prepare for exams to get good marks?

Posted on: 19/12/2022

[A question by Shri Sathi Reddy]

Swami replied:- Q=E+W is a law of thermodynamics. Q is the heat supplied to the body through food. E is the rise in the internal energy that consumes a part of heat. The rest heat is consumed by the work (W) done by the system. If E consumes all heat (Q=E), W becomes 0. It means that if the tension raises the E so that all the Q is consumed...

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Is it not true that the Lord should be higher than the highest Gopikas because He suffered for their sins?

Posted on: 19/12/2022

Shri Sathi Reddy asked:- The Gopikas, who were Sages in previous lives, offered their body to God Krishna and reached the highest position of Goloka. I feel that the Lord should be at the highest position because He took the punishments of their sins and suffered. Please comment.

Swami replied:- Gopikas did not reach Goloka by offering their bodies alone to Krishna...

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Is it correct to give our sins to our Sadguru?

Posted on: 19/12/2022

Shri Sathi Reddy asked:- Swamiji, I learnt that Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi had asked a contemporary devotee to give his sins and Bhagavan suffered a lot taking all the punishments on His own body. Is it correct to give our sins to our Sadguru, the contemporary human incarnation...

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How can You say that world peace can be achieved through True Spiritual Knowledge?

Posted on: 19/12/2022

Shri Rajasekara Reddy asked: To get rice on to our plate, paddy harvesting is needed which includes the activities of reaping, stacking, handling, threshing, cleaning, and hauling. If we consider these activities as sin and stop, we cannot survive. If a lion considers hunting as sin, it cannot survive. Therefore, world peace is a myth. How can You say that world peace can be achieved through True Spiritual Knowledge...

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Divine Experiences of Ms. Geetha Lahari

Posted on: 18/12/2022

[By Ms. Geetha Lahari]

Padanamaskaram Swami, I am Geetha Lahari. Swami had blessed me with His Darshan thrice before and it was pure blissful experience to sit before Him, to see Him and most importantly to listen the Divine Knowledge directly from Him. All this happened during my internship days of MBBS. You have clearly instructed...

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How can sacrifice be done with both love and fear simultaneously?

Posted on: 18/12/2022

Shri Durgaprasad asked: Paadanamaskaaram Swami, The Ishavasya Upanishad says that the entire wealth is the property of the Lord and one should return back the extra money to the Lord with fear. You said that one should sacrifice with love. Love and fear cannot go together. How to reconcile these two statements on sacrifice to God? At Your lotus feet, -Durgaprasad

Swami replied:- Veda says that before doing charity, one must have the knowledge (Samvit), which is the knowledge of discrimination of who is deserving and who is undeserving to receive our donation (Saṃvidā deyam— Veda). The Veda says two points regarding the deservingness of a receiver...

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Is the creation evolving or is it just a pre-shot movie watched by God?

Posted on: 18/12/2022

Shri Durgaprasad asked: Is the creation evolving or is it just a pre-shot movie watched by the producer of the movie as seen in the world? If there is a free will to souls, definitely, the creation must be evolving. Kindly remove my confusion. At Your lotus feet, -Durgaprasad

Swami replied:- Generally, people make movies for the sake of the public. If you take the simile of movie...

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Does Lord Datta exist with three heads all the time, or is it just a symbolic representation?

Posted on: 18/12/2022

Shri Divakar Rao asked: Paadnamaskaram Swami, Does Lord Datta exist with 3 heads all the time or is it just a symbolic representation for Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva as we see in images? Thank you, Swami. Regards, Your Servant, Divakara Rao.

Swami replied:- If you take God Datta as a single person with single head doing all the three duties, you can imagine that the single head is doing all the three activities. Actually, when God Datta’s energetic body was created by Parabrahman...

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How can 'Love all. Serve all.' be applied to the people who harmed me?

Posted on: 18/12/2022

Smt. Anita Renkuntla asked: PaadaNamaskaaram Swamiji, First of all, Thank You Swamiji for the grace You are showing upon me in both happiness and sufferings and do forgive me for my mistakes. I have a few questions to clear from You. Do enlighten me. AMMA and Satya Sai Baba say to love all and serve all. By reading this itself, we get positive vibes. But in our daily lives, we come across some people or relatives who have already done harm or humiliation which pricks...

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Swami answers questions by Smt. Anita Renkuntla

Posted on: 18/12/2022

Smt. Anita Renkuntla asked:

1. Should a person be an introvert or an extrovert? By being an introvert, is it possible to reach the spiritual goal?

Swami replied:- It is not possible to reach the spiritual goal (God) by becoming an introvert because God is existing outside of yourself as the contemporary human incarnation. Introversion is looking inside, which means seeing...

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Divine Experiences of Ms. Bhanu Samykya

Posted on: 17/12/2022

[By Ms. Bhanu Samykya]

On 17th of June, 2021, Swami gave a divine opportunity of His darshan to me, my mom Smt. Sudha Rani, my aunt Smt. Anitha and my sister Ms. Thrylokya. We had a very beautiful satsang on that day till noon. My mom and aunt always wanted to do PaadaPuja for Swami and hence, they brought all the required items for it. They were waiting for Swami to allow the Paadapuja. Although Swami discourages such things, luckily Swami accepted...

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What is the significance of the belt tied around Lord Dattatreya's waist?

Posted on: 17/12/2022

Smt. Priyanka asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, Can You please explain the significance of the grass belt tied around Lord Dattatreya's waist? At Your divine lotus feet, Priyanka

Swami replied:- It is tied just as the belt that is tied around the pants to avoid the slip down of the pants...

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What are the steps and suggestions for becoming Your true devotee?

Posted on: 17/12/2022

Ms. Bhanu Samykya asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, You have said that Maaya exists between a soul and God and it drags the soul away from God. But a soul with true devotion can achieve God crossing that maya. What are the steps and suggestions to become Your true...

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Swami answers questions by Smt. Lakshmi Lavanya

Posted on: 17/12/2022

1. Who is the true human being?

Smt. lakshmi lavanya K asked: Namaste Swami, Explain the meaning of this quote from Satya Sai baba website “God is searching for the true human being”. Who is the true human being?]

Swami replied:- The true human ...being is he/she having true love on God

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Why are we always having health issues?

Posted on: 17/12/2022

Arati Satavekar asked: Namaskar Swamiji, Why are we always having health issues, why do humans suffer from one or the other disease? Someone told me it is because of karma. Then because of karma, people are born with disability...

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Correlation Of Vedic Statements

For Scholars Posted on: 16/12/2022

(For Intellectuals Only)

(This discussion took place in the morning of 07.12.2022, Shri Datta Jayanti)

[Shri J.S.R. Prasad asked:- Sashtanga Pranams Swami. May I request You to please correlate the following Vedic statements – A. Asdvā idamagra āsīt tato vai sadajāyata, B. Brahma vā idamagra āsīt, tadātmānamavet, Ahaṃ Brahmāsmīti (Bṛhadāraṇyakopaniṣad), C. Sadeva Saumyedamagra āsīt (Taittirīyopaniṣad)...

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Can You compare the Quran and the Bhagavad Gita?

Posted on: 16/12/2022

Shri Anil asked: Can You compare Quran and the Bhagavad Gita in a debate about religious scriptures (Question from a discussion forum)?

Swami replied: The difference between Quran and the Bhagavad Gita is the difference between the receivers of spiritual knowledge present in different regions. The similarity in both is about God, heaven for rewarding...

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