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Why did Lord Krishna mention Shukracharya as Himself, who always sided with demons?

Posted on: 19/03/2024

[Shri Durgprasad asked: Paadanamaskaram Swami, In a Gita verse, while encouraging Arjuna (Paandavanaam Dhanunjayah), Krishna also equated Himself to Shukracharya. Why did He mention Shukracharya who always sided with demons?]

Swami replied:- God Krishna told twice that He is Shukracharya...

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Divine experience of Shri Phani

Posted on: 19/03/2024

[By Shri Phani]

Swami, with Your permission, I would like to present one of my miraculous experiences.

This miracle happened when Swami came to Vijayawada last time. As usual, some devotees came to see Swami and they offered some Guru Dakshina to Swami in the form of cash. He gave all of that money to me and asked me to deposit...

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Swami answers devotees' questions on the concept of Sthitaprajna

Posted on: 18/03/2024

1. Can salvation be obtained by a soul without any reference to God?

[Smt. Priyanka, Ms. Thrylokya and Shri PVNM Sarma asked:- In the Satsanga on Maha Shiva Ratri, You told that if a soul has only external bonds with the worldly bonds and not internal bonds in the mind, such a soul need not be tested and gets spontaneous salvation. Here, there is no reference to the devotion with God. Hence, it means that salvation can be obtained by a soul without any reference to God. Please comment.]

Swami replied:- How dare you people ask like this? One may eat food in a vacant plate...

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What is the problem if we say that the awareness of the soul is a tiny part of the awareness of God?

Posted on: 18/03/2024

[A question by Shri Abhiram]

Swami replied:- If you take the unmediated unimaginable God, His process of thinking to create universe was based on His omnipotency and not on the presence of awareness in Him. The reason is that before creation, there was neither inert energy nor a materialized nervous system in the unimaginable God. When awareness itself is absent in the ultimate God, you cannot say that the awareness...

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Divine experience of Shri Satthireddy

Posted on: 17/03/2024

[By Shri Satthireddy]

Mee Paada Padmalaku naa Namaskaram Swamiji, On Bhogi Day, which is January 14, 2024 (Sunday), a satsang was organized by Swamiji in Sharmaji’s house during evening time after our usual weekend online Satsang. I started on my bike reached Sharmaji’s house before the online satsang ended. Once the online satsang ends I thought of going inside the house at least after sometime so that Swami takes some rest. So, I sat on the steps of Shree Narayana...

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Please explain valour in detail in the three cases.

Posted on: 17/03/2024

Shri Kishore Ram asked:- Paadanamaskaaram, Swami. The word ‘Valour’ was explained by You (in the answer given to question by Jayesh Pandey) in three ways - in the cases of divine personalities, ordinary human beings and demons. Please explain this point in detail...

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What is the reason for Shuunyavaada in Buddhism?

Posted on: 17/03/2024

[A question by Shri Kishore Ram]

Swami replied:- Shunyavaada means that the entire creation is always unreal. This concept was established by a Buddhist called Naagaarjuna...

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If we criticize the God of another religion, are we not scolding the absolute God?

Posted on: 17/03/2024

Shri Kishore Ram asked:- You told that we can criticize the God of another religion when the devotee of the other religion scolds the God of Hinduism. In such a case, are we not scolding the absolute God...

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When we worship Sai Baba, some people criticize Sai Baba. How to reply to them?

Posted on: 17/03/2024

[A question by Shri Kishore Ram]

Swami replied:- The person criticizing Sai Baba is not seeing the common real and absolute God present in all divine forms. He is seeing only the external dress (form of the God) and is criticizing the form only. We accept the divine form worshipped by that devotee...

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Is Arjuna a liberated soul while hearing Gita?

Posted on: 17/03/2024

[A question by Shri Kishore Ram]

Swami replied:- Arjuna is the incarnation of sage Nara, who is always closely associated with sage Narayana. God Dattatreya is sage Narayana because God Dattatreya being the son of sage Atri is always a sage. Arjuna is acting in the role of an ignorant soul while hearing...

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Why did God Krishna enjoy the scoldings of Shishupaala while He became angry with Duryodhana for the same scoldings?

Posted on: 17/03/2024

[A question by Shri Kishore Ram]

Swami replied:- The two gatekeepers of God Narayana were cursed by the Sages for their misbehavior. Then, God Narayana asked the gatekeepers...

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The inherent quality of God is love. Then, how can You say that God is unimaginable?

Posted on: 17/03/2024

[A question by Shri Kishore Ram]

Swami replied:- Unimaginable God is beyond creation. Love is a quality found in the creation. Hence, love cannot be the inherent quality of the unimaginable God. No quality is inherent for the unimaginable God. When the unimaginable God is mediated with a medium that belongs...

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Can ordinary people imitate Krishna?

Posted on: 17/03/2024

[Gopikas approaching Krishna as darlings is injustice. Ordinary people will say that they can do the same since it is God Himself. What is the answer for this?]

Swami replied:- i) God never preached the knowledge of the three strongest worldly bonds. It is the only the sages, who investigated these three strongest worldly bonds. Since their investigation is true, God has to accept their concept...

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Why did the sages go to Rama requesting for the test of the bond with spouse only?

Posted on: 17/03/2024

Shri Kishore Ram asked: Why did the sages go to Rama requesting for the test for the bond with spouse only? What about the tests for the other two bonds?

Swami replied:- The sages thought that the tests...

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Swami answers questions of Ms. Swathika

Posted on: 16/03/2024

1. Is it because of God's grace or past samskaras that a soul turns to God?

[Ms. Swathika asked:- Paadanamaskaaram, Swami. Swami, thank You for giving me the confidence and breaking the hindrance to ask questions. Please forgive the mistakes in the questions, Swami. Swami, please enlighten this ignorant soul on the following:- A soul is turning to God in terms of showing initial interest to know about God. Is it because of God's grace or past samskaras or the influence of surrounding environment...

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Is the strain involved equal in the forward and reverse paths?

Posted on: 16/03/2024

[Ms. Thrylokya asked:- In the answer of the 4th question of Ms. Swathika, You told that the path and reverse path involve equal strain in the effort. In the 10th question-reply, You told that the effort in the reverse path is very less since the attraction is more. How to correlate these two?]

Swami replied:- The topic of the 4th question is different from the topic of the 10th question. The first topic is related...

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Swami answers devotees' questions

Posted on: 16/03/2024

1. There are many references to Human Incarnation in Hindu scriptures. But, are there any references in Christian scriptures?

[A question by Ms. Adweeka]

Swami replied:- Jesus Himself is the human incarnation of God...

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Are girls not allowed to sacred places during periods?

Posted on: 16/03/2024

[Ms. Deepthika Venna asked:- Are girls not allowed to sacred places during periods because they give out negative energy at that time?]

Swami replied:- They are prohibited to temples during the period of menses because they are almost patients with bleeding, etc. From the point of hygiene, they are restricted and not that they are personally not eligible. When one is happy...

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Swami answers questions of Shri Satthireddy on Advaita Philosophy

Posted on: 15/03/2024

[Maha Shiva Raatri Satsanga on 8th March 2024 at Hyderabad]

[A question by Shri Satthi Reddy]

Swami replied:- When the traveler himself is the goal, there is neither the path nor the goal separately. But, as per Advaita, the ignorant traveler is thinking that he is not the goal. Hence, to remove this ignorance of the travelling soul, avidya or ignorance must be removed. The traveler to Mumbai city himself is Mumbai city. Not knowing this truth is ignorance or avidya. Hence, he is travelling to reach the goal while he himself ...

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Is family planning justified or not?

Posted on: 15/03/2024

[Maha Shiva Raatri Satsanga on 8th March 2024 at Hyderabad]

[A question by Shri Satthi Reddy]

Swami replied:- In the present economic conditions, family planning is justified. In family planning, you are taking preventive steps to avoid pregnancy. After getting pregnancy, if you destroy it, it is a sin because you are killing...

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