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What is the meaning of Ekena Vijanatena Sarvam Vijnaatam Bhavati from Veda?

Posted on: 29/06/2021

Swāmi replied: The one substance from which all this world is made of is the inert energy. If you know this point, you will know that every item of this creation is just basically inert energy only. Even the non-inert awareness is also basically inert energy only because awareness is a specific work form of inert energy (produced from digested food) generated in the functioning nervous system. Transfer of external information...

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If a person is born in a specific caste, can we call him by the name of that caste?

Posted on: 29/06/2021

Swāmi replied: i) If you want to specify the name of the caste in which a person is born, you can add the word ‘bandhu’ after the name of that caste or add the word ‘janma’ before the name of that caste. If a person is born in the caste of Brāhmaṇas, you can call that person as ‘Brāhmaṇa bandhu’ or ‘Brahma bandhu’ or ‘Janma Brāhmaṇa’. This means that that person is born or related to the caste of Brāhmaṇas...

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Discussions In Writing Better Than Oral Debates

Posted on: 28/06/2021

In spiritual knowledge at least, oral discussions and debates are not good. In such oral debates, one puts a question and other answers orally in a very short time. There is no sufficient time for the respondent to think the various angles of the question patiently and leisurely. Due to this, the immediate answer is shot down, which may go in right direction or wrong direction. For the other side also, there is no sufficient time to think that whether the answer came to the brain is in right direction or in wrong direction. Due to this very fast activity of brain in an oral discussion, the brain will be damaged...

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Song On God Datta - Asprishyata hi na Paapi Sangah

Posted on: 26/06/2021

अस्पृश्यता हि न पापि सङ्गः ।
शबरी दष्ट फलाशन दत्त! ।। (पल्लवी)
aspṛśyatā hi na pāpi saṅgaḥ ।
śabarī daṣṭa phalāśana datta! ।। (Chorus)

O God Datta, the one who ate the fruits tasted by the untouchable lady called Śabarī! Untouchability means keeping away the sinners so that their sinful qualities will not enter us through association...

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What will be the state of Human incarnation while preaching the divine knowledge? Avidya or Vidya?

For Scholars Posted on: 26/06/2021

Shri Anil asked: Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmi! In Your recent message You preached “The Veda says that God crosses boredom with the help of His self-ignorance (avidyā) and gains His original nature by realisation (vidyā), whenever necessary to perform a miracle (Avidyayā mṛtyuṃ tīrtvā, vidyayā'mṛtamaśnute…—Veda)”. In this context I would like to ask You; while Human incarnation of God preaches the divine knowledge, what will be His state: ‘avidyā’ or ‘vidyā?...

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What is the path to live happily with peaceful mind?

Posted on: 25/06/2021

Śrī Soumyadip Mondal asked: On the lotus feet of Swāmi. As per Your suggestion I have memorised Hanumān cālīsā and praying God Hanumān whenever I find time. I can feel that I am being taken care of. But there are more to it to address. Whatever I know theoretically, I am unable to practice in real life. My mind is getting preoccupied with unnecessary but inevitable fear of professional issues at work place. Result is a restless mind. I am trying to overcome this as per my capabilites. I want to go in the direction of God...

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Will God treat the soul in the same way how it treats the God?

Posted on: 25/06/2021

Ms. Bhanu Samykya asked: Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmi, It is said that Sadguru is the mirror reflection of ourself. Does it mean that God will treat a soul in the same way how soul treats the world (God’s creation)? Will God treat the soul in the same way how soul treats the God?

Swāmi replied:- The creator and creation have different values. You must like and serve the creation because God likes His creation. This is Pravṛtti or worldly life. In Nivṛtti or spiritual life, you must like and serve the creator in the same way. But, the intensity...

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Swami Answers Devotee's Questions

Posted on: 25/06/2021

1. How to help or donate to Sri Datta Seva Samiti trust which is helping emergency services to people in need. By, Sastry Teerdhala

[A question by Śrī Sastry Teerdhala] Swami replied:- You can contact Shri S Phanikumar, Phone:0-90001 79292, who is looking after the organization matters.

2. If someone curses me out of extreme emotion and if it comes true, then is it mere coincidence and part of my own karma?

[A question by Ms. Bhanu Samykhya] Swāmi replied:- No human soul has the power to curse another...

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Is there any special importance to the physical features of body of human incarnation of God?

Posted on: 25/06/2021

Ms. Bhanu Samykya asked: Because when God is homogenously mixed in that medium, then medium becomes absolute God in every sense. So, is there any hidden importance to that physical medium in looks as to why God chose that physical medium? In case of human Incarnation, every cell is pervaded by the same absolute God only. It is said that God Brahmā designs the face and shape of a body, who is none other than Lord Datta only. So, is there any speciality in designing that physical look of human incarnation...

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Should we never meet the Sadguru after gaining knowledge to protect our love towards Him?

Posted on: 25/06/2021

Ms. Thrylokya asked: Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmi, I have heard this story of Śrī Rādha Devī where She happened to go to Dvārakā to visit Lord Kṛṣṇa. When Rukmiṇī tells that Devotion reduces by close association, She immediately leaves the place in order to protect her devotion. Can we take a lesson that after gaining knowledge from Sadguru, we should never meet the human incarnation (Sadguru) to protect our love towards Sadguru?]

Swāmi replied:- This is extrapolation of the concept. The concept is that continuous association with human incarnation like that of Rukmiṇī leads to negligence in the case of souls. This concept does not apply to climax devotees. Garuḍa, Ādiśeṣa...

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How to prove that nobody can love a soul like that of God?

Posted on: 25/06/2021

Ms. Thrylokya asked: Swāmi, I learnt from Your knowledge that God loves us without expecting anything in return from us. Nobody can love a soul like that of God. When I tell this to other people, some of them are claiming that they also love like that and they also serve others without expecting anything in return. Please help me how to prove them wrong?]

Swaami replied:- In doing social service also, service and sacrifice shall be done without aspiring any fruit from the people in return. Of course, the politician also says the same, but, the politician aspires votes from the people in return...

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Swami, how to become mad about God?

Posted on: 25/06/2021

[A question by Ms. Thrylokya]

Swāmi replied:- Madness to God is the final stage before this human life ends (Unmādo maraṇaṃ tataḥ). How one becomes mad of drinking wine? The association with drunkards will make you to drink wine in little quantities in the beginning. In course of time the quantities become more and more leading you to become mad of drinking wine. This is the procedure in absence of mediated God or contemporary human incarnation. Even though contemporary...

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Swami Answers Ms.Thrylokya's Questions

Posted on: 25/06/2021

1. Why doesn't God speak entire divine knowledge through soul's own consciousness?

[Ms. Thrylokya asked: Swaami, You taught us that God exists only in human incarnation and not in any other ordinary soul. God pervades the soul and body of the Sadguru to guide humanity by giving spiritual knowledge. But, You also said that God...

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Swami Answers Shri Anil's Questions

Posted on: 24/06/2021

1. If Rāvaṇa kidnapped Māyā Sītā/Shadow Sītā, then why did Rāma cry for His wife?

[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]

Swāmi replied:- In the Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇam, it is clearly told that Rāvaṇa stole Sītā directly. The other twists are not valid...

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Whom did the disciples pray when Jesus ascended to the Father?

Posted on: 24/06/2021

Śrī Anil asked: Since many Christians pray to Jesus instead of God (the Father), my Question is, whom did the apostles (disciples) pray to when Jesus ascended to the Father and was no longer on earth (God the Father or Jesus)? Why?]
Swami replied:- Jesus and God are one and the same. Father is the unimaginable God merged with first energetic being. Father is like a person wearing a shirt. Jesus is Father merged with a human being. Jesus is like the same above person wearing...

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Why do Protestants not pray to Mary?

Posted on: 24/06/2021

Śrī Anil asked: There is a sect called Protestants who do not accept divinity of Mother Mary and other Saints. They accept only Father of Heaven and Jesus. Is respecting and praying of Mother Mary and other Saints correct?

Swāmi replied:- In any religion there are two types:- 1) Devotees praying God only or God and His devotees because they love God without aspiration for any fruit in return. 2) Devotees praying God only and His devotees...

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Is it okay to keep my sins to myself, God and a priest?

Posted on: 24/06/2021

Śrī Anil asked: Do I have to tell other people my sins other than those three? It's not about them. So what do you think?

Swāmi replied:- You must keep your sins within yourself since God is omniscient. Every human being including the priest is a sinner in one way or other differing qualitatively and quantitatively from each other. The main point is that you shall realize...

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Will people pray from home instead of going to temples or churches or mosques on realizing the whole existence is Ishvara?

Posted on: 24/06/2021

Śrī Anil asked: Are footfalls important or the people following God 100% correctly? Will people pray from home instead of going to temples/churches/mosques on realizing this whole existence is Īśvara? Don't the scholars know Rig Veda 10.90, Jeremiah 23:24 & Quran 2:115? Jeremiah 23:24 Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?” declares the LORD. “Do not I fill heaven and earth?” declares the LORD. Quran 2:115: To Allāh belong the east and the west, so wherever you turn you are facing ˹towards˺ Allāh.1 Surely Allāh is All-Encompassing,2 All-Knowing.]

Swāmi replied:- “Whole existence is Īśvara” is misunderstood by several people. Mere existence...

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Don't you need to believe everything from the Bible and for you to deny anything in the Bible would be ignoring God's word?

Posted on: 24/06/2021

[A question posed to Śrī Anil that was brought to Swāmi]

Swāmi replied:- Before believing the holy scripture, you must read the whole scripture without any bias and prejudice that the whole scripture came from God. Had the whole scripture came from God, certainly every word is infinitely...

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What if Advaitins compare the dream state of Unimaginable God and dream state of ordinary soul to support their philosophy?

Posted on: 23/06/2021

Śrī Lakshman asked: The soul is made up of awareness and the dream is also made up of awareness, so in the dream state is it proper to say that the weak awareness that exist should not be taken as difference/comparison with the real world which exists as a dream from the angle of the unimaginable God? Also, it might strengthen the Advaitin’s conviction that since the soul (awareness) is the creator of its own dream (awareness) so it would be appropriate to conclude that God is made up of awareness.]

Swāmi replied: We should not keep our pre-existing notions and philosophies fixed and then forcibly try to bend...

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