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Can we say that the items seen in the dream that are impossible to see in the real world are unreal?

For Scholars Posted on: 30/11/2022

Dr. J.S.R. Prasad asked:- Sashtanga Pranamas Swami. Sometimes in dream state, we are finding some items, which are impossible in the awaken state of the world. Then, can we say that at least, such items are unreal? - At Your Holy Divine Lotus Feet

Swami Replied:- Even though an impossible animal with eight legs and two tails in awaken state of the world is not seen, it appears in the dream state. In dream state, the individual soul exists with its brain-activity. Even though such animal...

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How shall souls conduct when they completely surrender to God?

Posted on: 28/11/2022

Smt. Priyanka asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, How do souls conduct themselves in everyday life when they have completely surrendered to God or have left everything to God? At Your divine lotus feet, Priyanka

Swami replied:- Who asked you to surrender completely to God? It is your devotion and not the demand of God. God does not need a single paisa from you and also does not aspire for it. Sacrifice of hard-earned money (Karmaphala tyaaga)...

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Does God decide the time to change a soul's samskaras?

Posted on: 28/11/2022

Smt. Priyanka asked: Does God decide when it is time to change a soul's samskaras? Swami, You had mentioned that only true spiritual knowledge can change a person's samskaras. Once a soul is transformed, will the old accumulated samskara vanish completely and never get carried forward to any future births?

Swami replied:- All these are simply dreams without the practical action in the spiritual effort. The soul must sincerely try to assimilate the true spiritual knowledge given by the Sadguru continuously to reach the goal...

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Swami answers the questions by Smt. Priyanka

Posted on: 28/11/2022

1. What should be our correct attitude while serving You?

[Smt. Priyanka asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, When there is some work to be done that is assigned by You, is it egoistic to think that I don't want to displease You and do the work sincerely because as souls, we end up making mistakes anyway and nothing is truly possible...

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What does the phrase 'By the grace of God' mean?

Posted on: 28/11/2022

Ms. Samykya asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, How to understand phrase "by the grace of God". - At Your Divine Lotus Feet, Bhanu Samykya...

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Swami answers the questions by Smt. Lakshmi Lavanya

Posted on: 28/11/2022

1. Will a soul be born in an environment based on its strong samskara?

[Smt. Lakshmi Lavanya K asked: Swami You said the soul takes birth in an atmosphere depending on its strong sanskara, what about a soul for whom the whole atmosphere becomes reverse in the middle of life.]

Swami replied:- In the beginning, the atmosphere is always congenial. As the soul grows, the responsibility falls on the behavior of the soul as well. The congenial atmosphere must be tactfully used. The best way...

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Saibaba said that giving bread to a dog was equal to giving bread to Him. Is it not Advaita?

Posted on: 28/11/2022

Smt. K. Padmaram asked:- Shirdi Saibaba told that He is in the dog and the dog is in Him. Hence, He told that giving bread to the hungry dog is equal to giving bread to Him. Is this not supporting Advaita philosophy?

Swami Replied:- Such statements are called as ‘Arthavaadas’ which mean telling a lie in order to accomplish a good purpose. The lie has to be told as per the requirement of the context. I will give a similar example from the Bhagavad Gita. Krishna told Arjuna...

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Message on Datta Jayanti (07.12.2022)

Posted on: 27/11/2022

(Abstract:- Advice to devotees is given to maintain unity and love among them along with team spirit in doing God’s work. Devotees are advised to completely eradicate ego-based jealousy towards the co-devotees.)

We are blessed by God Datta in a very special way because this time, the knowledge which has radiated from God Datta is so wonderful that such knowledge was not revealed by God Datta so far since the beginning of this creation. Are we not specially blessed? Am I exaggerating...

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Swami answers the questions by Shri Abhiram

Posted on: 26/11/2022

1. What is the meaning of the word Datta?

[Questions from Shri Abhiram: What is the meaning of the word Datta? Swamiji, in Your discourse, I read and I see multiple explanations for this word, a) Atri Maharshi got a doubt whether Parabrahman is one or many (Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva). God appeared as God Datta. b) Dattudu Chikkaadu (get hold of God Datta)...

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Swami answers the questions by Shri Kishore Ram

Posted on: 26/11/2022

1. What is the difference between the Maya exhibited by the human incarnation and Maya?

[Questions from Shri Kishore Ram: Swamiji, what is the difference between - "Maya exhibited by the Human Incarnation" and "The Maya (power of God)"?]

Swami replied:- Maayaa means wonderful or the unimaginable power doing miracles. This power of the unimaginable God is the same Maayaa power exhibited by the human incarnation because the same unimaginable...

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Did Lord Krishna test the Gopikas secretly or was this known to His wives as well?

Posted on: 26/11/2022

Shri Kishore Ram asked: Swamiji, Lord Krishna tested the Gopikas on the three strongest bonds (wealth, children and life partner). Did Lord Krishna perform these tests secretly or was this known to His eight wives as well?

Swami replied:- God Krishna performed the test of the bond with life-partner very secretly...

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How to correlate fan devotion and simultaneously, God disliking the sacrifice of life by a devotee?

Posted on: 26/11/2022

Smt. Priyanka asked:- Swami! You appreciated Gopikaas for sacrificing their lives after Krishna left His gross body. At the same time, You told that Krishna did not relish such sacrifice of the Gopikaas. While mentioning fan devotion also, You told that the fan commits suicide on hearing the death of his hero. How to correlate these points?

Swami replied:- Sacrifice of life for the sake of God is really appreciable from the angle of the love of the devotee to God. But, from the angle ...

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Does Dvaita philosophy belong to ignorant people, as thought by Advaitins?

Posted on: 26/11/2022

Shri Ajay asked: Recently, I heard a Sanskrit scholar speaking on the Advaita philosophy of Shankara. He says that the Dvaita philosophy (dualism) belongs to ignorant people and the Advaita philosophy belongs to monism. Please comment on these remarks.

Swami Replied: The Advaita philosophers say that dualism is due to ignorance whereas, monism is the right concept

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Divine Experiences of Shri Durgaprasad

Posted on: 26/11/2022

[By Shri Durgaprasad]

Paadanamaskaaram Swami, with your permission I would like to share my miraculous experiences, some of which are very recent. 1. Swami teaches an important lesson that one should not make fun of others. I visited Paris for a research project meeting in which many scientists from different countries also participated. In an evening dinner, all were consuming the served liquor. I humbly refused to take...

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Datta Jayanti Notice (07.12.2022)

Posted on: 26/11/2022

1)  This will be celebrated in the house of Dr. C. Annapurna from 2.30 pm. onwards. Those who wish to attend (if it is convenient only) may come. Please have your lunch and come. At 5.00 pm, some Datta Prasaadam will be given as evening snacks. This will reduce the strain of the host and devotees are requested to understand this with good hearts. Please don’t bring any eatable item since the Prasaadam...

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Satsanga at Vijayawada On 22.11.2022

Posted on: 25/11/2022

[Attended by devotees like Smt. K. Lakshmi Lavanya etc.]

Following are the points of the Satsanga radiated from Shri Dattaswami:- 1)  Vaasanaa is the quality in a weak earlier stage like water vapor. Vaasanaa becoming stronger is called guna like liquid water. Samskaaara is the strongest state of guna like solidified ice. Vaasanaa is always in theoretical state and is not implemented...

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What is the essence of the words Guru, Shree and Prabhu?

Posted on: 24/11/2022

[Shri Jayesh Pandey: Submissions at Your feet Swami ji!]

Swami replied:- Guru means preacher of knowledge, Knowledge means Veda...

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Is Shakti worship closest to God?

Posted on: 24/11/2022

Shri Jayesh Pandey asked: I feel that Shakti worship is the closest to God as it gives the practical proof of the transitory nature of creation.

Swami replied:- Shakti is in two phases:- 1. Causal phase or Kaarana Shakti meaning the original unimaginable God or Parabrahman. The word Shakti here means unimaginable God.

2. Effective phase or Kaarya Shakti meaning...

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What are the relations between Tridevs and Tridevis?

Posted on: 24/11/2022

[A question by Shri Jayesh Pandey]

Swami replied:- The triad of the forms of God represents the creator, the maintainer and the destroyer of the creation. The triad of the forms of Goddess represents the creator mediated by a part of the creation representing the power...

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Are miracles connected to God Shiva only?

Posted on: 24/11/2022

Shri Jayesh Pandey asked: Performance of miracles is done more by God Shiva. What is the reason for this?

Swami replied:- Miracles are done by the Parabrahman or unimaginable God in the original sense. The unimaginable God present in God Shiva performs the miracles. Miracle is called as Vibhuuti and this word is more connected...

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