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Did Shri Rama and Shri Krishna consume meat and kill animals?

Posted on: 02/06/2021

Smt. Ramasundari asked: Recently, You gave a discourse, wherein it was clearly explained how the non-vegetarian habits of people lead to the killing of animals. You also mentioned that their intense suffering while being killed by humans is the cause of many natural calamities. I explained the same to my grandson Śrī Karthikeya Datta and he questioned me back as follows, “Śrī Rāma being a kṣatriya and Śrī Kṛṣṇa being a Yādava...

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Are there any white lies (arthavaadas) in any of Your teachings Swami?

Posted on: 02/06/2021

Śrī Bharath Krishna asked: Padanamskaram Swamiji! While learning the spiritual knowledge from You, I have understood one point that a Sadguru might tell a lie for the immediate benefit of the disciple. Due to this, I get curious sometimes as to whether there are any white lies (arthavādas) in Your teachings also. Whenever I get such a thought, I convince myself that maybe You are teaching me with such arthavādas...

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Why did God not dissolve and recreate creation when souls got bored with continuous happiness, instead of granting them a free will?

Posted on: 02/06/2021

Shri Bharath Krishna asked: Paadanamskaram Swami! I ask some of the questions just so that they do not disturb me again and again. Kindly tolerate my ignorant questions and help me understand Your knowledge better, Swami. I have never seen a person who has infinite tolerance and patience in clarifying a disciple’s doubts other than You (God)! I have learned from You that this creation will be dissolved...

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Were the souls in Satyayuga able to express devotion as intensely as Your climax devotees are expressing in this Kaliyuga?

Posted on: 02/06/2021

Shri Bharath Krishna asked: Paadanamskaram Swami! I got this doubt because although You were there with every soul during the Satya Yuga, they would not have realised Your value, as much as we realise now. This is because I am personally able to see how much pain You are going through in helping us overcome all our troubles and also in teaching us again and again. There is no doubt that You are doing all this out of Your infinite...

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Could You guide me to argue with a meat-eater in a better way?

Posted on: 02/06/2021

Śrī Ganesh V. asked: Padanamaskaram Swamiji! As instructed by You in the previous satsanga, I am submitting to You the main points in the recent debate I had with my friend. As mentioned during the last satsanga, that debate turned ugly and he resorted to abusive language. Here is a summary of the debate:

Opponent: I eat beef. Is that anti-national?

Ganesh:     How does it matter whether you eat beef or chicken? The point is that you are killing an innocent animal for food. It is understandable if there is no vegetarian food around. But killing an innocent animal for food is a sin...

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Swami Answers Shri Anil's Questions

Posted on: 02/06/2021

Shri Anil asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, some questions raised in internet discussion forum is presented below. Please grace Your response to the same. At Your Lotus Divine Feet-anil

What is the difference between Om (Aum) and Allah? Are both Nirgun?

Swāmi replied:- Nirguna means unimaginable God only. Aum and Allah stand for both unimaginable God as...

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Is it a sin if a devotee intoxicated with devotion does adharma?

Posted on: 02/06/2021

Ms. Thrylokya asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, I was reading about Bhakt Kumbara who was a Potter by profession. While chanting God's name and curing clay with his feet, he accidentally tramples his child and kills him. You taught us that we should vote for God against Dharma in Nivrutti when God competes with our highest worldly bond. But here, it didn't appear like a test of God which happened to Bhakt Siriyala...

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How can a devotee decide to leave the Sadguru?

Posted on: 02/06/2021

Ms. Thrylokya asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, I have seen some close devotees leaving AMMA (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi) after staying closely with Her for a long time. After listening to the excellent divine knowledge from the Sadguru, how can a devotee decide to leave the Sadguru? I'm asking this question because I'm scared that I would leave You by falling into the worldly fascinations. Please tell me what...

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In some practical examples, will the preaching of Sadguru become opposite to them?

Posted on: 02/06/2021

Ms. Thrylokya asked: Shri Adi Shankaraachaarya said that Satsanga (companion of God and devotees) would lead us to Jeevanmukti (Salvation). But Bhakt Prahlādā and Vibhiishana were exceptions to this statement because they were in the companion of demons. Similarly, Jesus said that a rich man can never reach God. But Purandara Dāsā was an exception who gave away all his riches to become a servant...

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Is it Nishkaama bhakti when we utter Paahimaam or Rakshamaam in prayers?

Posted on: 02/06/2021

Smt. Anita Renkuntla asked: Swamiji, Paadanamaskaramulu 🙏🙏🙏

I thank You Swami for answering my questions whenever I forwarded You which were clearly explained. Here are a few doubts I have while reading Your discourses or listening to Dattavedam.We are being taught to do Nishkaama bhakti. It so happens in many troublesome situations that we automatically say," O God save me or protect me" Does it not mean that we are aspiring some help from You? Some bhajans too expresses...

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How can one cross the bonds with brothers, sisters or friends?

Posted on: 02/06/2021

Smt. Anita Renkuntla asked: Swami, this is regarding seven chakras explained by Phani swami on last Thursday. It is a true knowledge I ever read or heard, other than in Your books. Anaahata chakra is the bond with children is difficult for a human being to cross. There are other bonds also like brothers, sisters or friends. How one should cross these bonds? Is this bond, a part of Anaahata?...

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What is the reason for the present chaos of corona and when it will go?

Posted on: 02/06/2021

[A question by Kum Meenakshi]

Swami replied:- The corona patients are wearing masks on their noses and mouths and this makes us to see the human beings exactly like monkeys. The human being is said to be evolved from monkey as per the scientific theory of evolution. The reason for the attack of this corona is that the human being went back to the stage of monkey in its mind. The physical proof for this going-back...

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Songs on God Datta

Posted on: 01/06/2021

Song 1

एकतो दत्त! गीतासारः
प्रेमोभयतो वाणिज्यं हि । (पल्लवी)
ekato datta! gītāsāraḥ
premobhayato vāṇijyaṃ hi । (Chorus)

O God Datta! The essence of the Gītā is that true love is from one side only irrespective of the other side...

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Can we judge a person as a true devotee of God, based on his or her behaviour and speech?

Posted on: 31/05/2021

Śrī Balaji asked: Namaste Swami! Some devotees respected as gurus seem to get visions from God and have some miraculous powers (siddhis), even though their behaviour can be very egoistic and even though they speak and act without proper analysis. Sometimes, their actions hurt their own followers as they threaten the followers with the anger of God. Hence, the followers are filled with fear...

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Is it sin to kill animals in order to protect my food and house from being destroyed by them?

Posted on: 31/05/2021

Śrī Tinku asked: Is it sin to kill animals for the sake of protecting my food and house? For example, ants and some other insects eat the doors of the house and make holes in the house. Rats eat the food in house...

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How can God experience fear when there is no question of self-ignorance in His case?

Posted on: 31/05/2021

Śrī Bharath Krishna asked: Padanamskaram Swami! How can we say that God experiences fear (for His entertainment) when there is no question of self-ignorance in His case? A soul experiences fear because of self-ignorance and body consciousness. But God knows that this whole creation is unreal although it appears real to Him. Then how is it possible for God to experience fear? Even if He experiences fear...

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Should we expect the fruit of our actions or not?

Posted on: 31/05/2021

[Kum. Laxmi Thrylokya said: Padanamaskaram Swami! You taught us that we should not expect anything from God when we do any action (karma) for the sake of God. You have also said that, if we do not expect the fruit for our worldly job, we will be exploited by our employer. But Lord Kṛṣṇa has said in the Gītā, “Karmaṇye vādhikāraste...”, which means that one should do every action, without thinking about the result. Please help me correlate this, Swami. At Your feet, Laxmi Thrylokya.]

Swāmi replied: The Gītā is one of the three main authorities in spiritual knowledge (Prasthāna Traya). These three authorities are the Upaniṣads...

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What is the difference between the associated and inherent qualities of God?

Posted on: 31/05/2021

Smt. Anita Renkuntla asked: Pādanamskāram Swami! You said that the God’s ability to create, maintain and destroy His creation are only His associated qualities (taṭastha lakṣaṇas) but not His inherent qualities (svarūpa lakṣaṇas). Can You please explain this a little more? At Your lotus feet, Anita Renkuntla.

Swāmi replied: If somebody asks you, “Who is the builder of this palace?”, you will tell the name of the builder. But you will probably not be able to describe any inherent quality of the builder like his height, colour etc. The name of the person...

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Do You show miracles only if someone expresses true and aspiration-free devotion to You?

Posted on: 31/05/2021

[A question asked by Smt. Anita Renkuntla.]

Swāmi replied: Any human being can perform any miracle provided the omnipotent God wishes to exhibit that miracle through that person. All the credit of performing the miracle goes only to the omnipotent God. When God merges...

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Why do we have to pray to different forms of God for solving different kinds of problems?

Posted on: 31/05/2021

Smt. Lochana asked: Swami, when Paramātmā is only one, why do You suggest us to pray to Lord Hanumān during the astrological period of Saturn (Śani daśā)? and to Lord Subrahmaṇya Swami, during the astrological period of Rāhu (Rāhu daśā)...

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