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What do you mean by Vairaagyam, Sayujyam and Kaivalyam?

Posted on: 04/02/2005

When you cut all your bonds of love for all the things and for all the people in this world, it is called ‘Vairaagyam’. But this stage...

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What is the use of Advaita in the practical spiritual effort?

Posted on: 04/02/2005

Since there is utility in Advaita, it was brought by Shankara into practical spiritual effort (sadhana). Actually Advaita was the situation before...

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Is this world real or unreal?

Posted on: 04/02/2005

Shankara never said that this world is not a truth. He said that this world is Mithya. Mithya means very little truth, which can be almost...

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Is self-realization not complete salvation and achievement of God?

Posted on: 04/02/2005

The word Atma (self) is common in both Jeevatma (soul) and Paramatma (Lord). The word collector is common in both district collector and bill...

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Doesn't the knower of Brahman become Brahman?

Posted on: 04/02/2005

People have given your interpretation, which I know very well. But I give this interpretation because the Gita says “Mamtu Veda...

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Is peace the characteristic of the spiritual path?

Posted on: 04/02/2005

It is correct to a certain extent, till you reach the self (Jeevatma). But the spiritual journey does not stop there. When you differentiate...

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How can every religion say that if you do not worship their God, you will go to hell?

Posted on: 04/02/2005

Christians say that if people do not worship Jesus, they will go to hell, which is the everlasting fire. Hindus (Vaishnavas) say that if one does...

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Is there rebirth for a soul?

Posted on: 04/02/2005

Only one Lord created this entire universe. He must have told the same knowledge everywhere in the world. The apparent contradiction is only due to...

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Can You please explain the rebirth of a soul as animals and birds?

Posted on: 04/02/2005

In Islam and Christianity there is no rebirth for the soul. The soul gets human birth only once. After this human birth the soul will either go to...

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Why do You preach discouraging things like sacrifice of money and absence of rebirth?

Posted on: 04/02/2005

The Guru must encourage the disciple in the beginning by telling certain lies and such encouragement is not wrong. But the Guru should not continue...

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Why did God create sin?

Posted on: 04/02/2005

The Lord is always kindest and is interested in the happiness of all the human beings, who are all His children. The Gita says that the Lord is the...

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How can continuously doing good deeds, be boring?

Posted on: 04/02/2005

Doing good things is different and enjoying the results of good deeds is different. One can prepare sweets continuously but one cannot eat sweets...

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Is there sin in a tiger killing a deer for food?

Posted on: 04/02/2005

Killing an innocent beautiful deer is the greatest sin and the birth of the tiger itself is the result of the soul’s bad deeds in the past....

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Are our present troubles due to our past sins or due to the will of God?

Posted on: 04/02/2005

People say that it is the sin of their previous birth whenever they are in trouble. They pose as if they are very pure in this life from their...

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Can You please explain the present suffering in regard to the theory of karma (Karma Siddhantha)?

Posted on: 04/02/2005

People pose as if they are pure in this birth by saying that they are suffering due to some actions committed by them in some past birth. In fact,...

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How can the soul be held responsible for its actions when everything happens by God’s will?

Posted on: 04/02/2005

 The Lord is controlling all the souls as per the Veda “Aatmeshwaram”, which means that all the souls are ruled by the Lord. The...

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Isn't the independence of the soul, only a false notion?

Posted on: 04/02/2005

If you analyze the time of sunrise or sunset, it is a mixture of both light and darkness, which are contradicting each other. You cannot say that it...

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Why do theists suffer while atheists appear to be happy in the world?

Posted on: 04/02/2005

When Dharmaraja went to the upper worlds along with his father, who is the God of Justice, he saw his brothers in hell and the evil Kauravas in...

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Why did God create bad when everyone wants good alone?

Posted on: 04/02/2005

The good is the Satvam quality. The bad is Rajas and Tamas qualities. These three fundamental qualities constitute the entire creation, which is the...

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How can God exist if the tsunami killed people who were praying to God?

Posted on: 04/02/2005

People pray to God for their selfish benefits and such prayers are not real worship. If one loves God only in order to satisfy some need of his, it...

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