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What is the importance of Agni (Holy Fire) in the sacrifice (Yajna)?

Posted on: 08/02/2005

The first Veda (Rig Veda) starts with the word Agni i.e., the Holy Fire. The Mantra says that Agni means Purohita, Ritvik and Hota. These three...

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How has the tradition inherited rituals, which are not given in the Vedas?

Posted on: 08/02/2005

Both sages (rishis) and demons (asuras) existed in humanity and even in the same caste called Brahmins. Ravana and Hiranyakasipu were Brahmins....

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Is it right to perform rituals with the help of a tape recorder?

Posted on: 08/02/2005

From one angle it is right, because a priest is just like a tape recorder, since he simply utters the sacred Vedic hymns without knowing their...

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Why does the sacred water not remove all sins and diseases of all people?

Posted on: 08/02/2005

The Gita says “Nadatte Kasyachit Papa” which means that the Lord will not take away the sins of any soul. The verse recited by the...

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How can You contradict the age old tradition by Your knowledge in a short time?

Posted on: 08/02/2005

Suppose there is a vacant room. Even if a hundred people said for a hundred years that the room is filled with pots, it cannot be true. I may be one...

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Can a person eat the food that is tasted by another?

Posted on: 08/02/2005

The Veda says that one should not eat such tasted food (Yaducchistham). But Rama ate the fruits, which were tasted by Shabari. Animals and birds...

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What is the inner meaning of an eclipse and the bath after eclipse?

Posted on: 08/02/2005

The Lord distributed the divine nectar in human form as Mohini. The human incarnation can be male or female. The sun and the moon are the planets...

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Can you explain the Shri Chakra clearly?

Posted on: 08/02/2005

Shri Chakra means the illusion of money existing in the heart of any human being. Shri means money. Chakra means the whirlpool. This Chakra is...

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Can you explain the 'Pancha Yajnas' in the view of sadhana?

Posted on: 08/02/2005

The five Yajnas are: Brahma Yajna: Serving the Lord in human form, who is called Brahma. Deva Yajna: Serving the devotees of the...

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Are you a saint (monk) or a householder?

Posted on: 08/02/2005

You know that I belong to the tradition of Lord Datta. In the forest of Badari, the Siddhas put the same question to Lord Dattatreya. He told them...

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What is the significance of early morning time in the worship of God?

Posted on: 08/02/2005

Early morning time [3.00-6.00 am] is called the Brahma Muhurtam, which means that it is the time to worship God. At that time, other people are in...

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Do you agree with scholars who say that performing Yajna is important?

Posted on: 08/02/2005

It is correct that Yajna is most important and it is elaborately discussed in the first part of the Veda called Karma Kanda. But unfortuntately, the...

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Is the worship of Lord Shiva inauspicious?

Posted on: 08/02/2005

The very meaning of the word Shiva is that He is ever auspicious. It is stated that Lord Shiva is the first Guru who gives divine knowledge (Jnanam...

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Why does Your preaching contradict that of Shri Satya Sai, who is also a Sadguru?

Posted on: 08/02/2005

I agree that Shri Baba has told that every human being is Brahman. But did you hear His discourse on 16th June, 2005 (Thursday) on Gemini Television...

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ROHIT GITA - VII

Posted on: 07/02/2005

Mother of Rohit:

Rohit is my son, who is following the study of your divine knowledge

I request you to restore his bonds with the family once again

There is a social need and social justice in my present request.

Swami:

Oh! Mother of Rohit! You are equally mother to me also

You can order me to do anything as you please in this world

The Veda says that mother is first and then comes the father

Then only the preacher comes in the sequence in the third place...

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Why is 'karmaphala tyaga' or sacrifice of wealth emphasized?

Posted on: 07/02/2005

The word karma in the case of a human being means the work done to earn money, which is essential for his food and offering the food to the guest....

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Which is the best path? Karma, Jnana or both (Karma Jnana Samucchaya)?

Posted on: 07/02/2005

The stage of Karma alone is like a school in which the teaching is done with the help of inert models. The student here is completely ignorant. The...

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Why do You say that foreigners are doing more sacrifice than Indians?

Posted on: 07/02/2005

You must note that I am an Indian. But I never feel that I am Indian because My feeling is that I am the universal human being. I don’t...

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Can one get salvation by offering money to God earned by sinful means?

Posted on: 07/02/2005

The hunter Kannappa, was given salvation even though he offered the flesh of rabbit, which was killed by him in hunting. Killing an innocent animal...

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Is it not sufficient to sacrifice the ambition of the fruit of work instead of the fruit of work itself?

Posted on: 07/02/2005

In the very beginning itself, the second chapter of the Gita says that the fruit of the work must be sacrificed (Karmajam Buddhi Yuktahi Phalam...

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