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Why is there a contradiction between the philosophies of Shankara, Ramanuja and Madhva?

Posted on: 05/02/2005

The commentaries of the three Acharayas [Shankara, Ramnuja and Madhva] are different, but do not contradict each other. Only the disciples of the...

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How do You justify Your interpretations which deviate from the commentary of Shankara, the Vedas and the Gita?

Posted on: 05/02/2005

You say that My interpretation deviates from Shankara. That is correct. How can you say that My interpretation deviates from the original text...

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Who is eiligible for spiritual effort? Any interested individual or only a Brahmana?

Posted on: 05/02/2005

As I told you, you must understand the commentary of any Acharya from His practical life. Ramanuja left His wife for observing the difference...

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How can You interpret the Maha Vakyas as similies?

Posted on: 05/02/2005

Your question shows your ignorance about the Vedas. In the Veda the simile is used in several places. For example Yathorna...

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Does the Gita say that God comes only in human form?

Posted on: 05/02/2005

In the above question I told you that the Lord could be a Guru only in human form and preach the divine knowledge. In the verse you mentioned, the...

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What is the clear meaning of the Vedic statement “Drastavyah”?

Posted on: 05/02/2005

Drastavyah means that something should be seen. Of course according to the context, in the Veda, Drastavyah also can be taken in the sense of...

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What pleases God? Sacrifice or sacrifice of wealth?

Posted on: 05/02/2005

[In the Vedic Mantra "Na Karmana, Na Prajaya Dhanena Tyagenaikenaamritatva Manashuh", the word ‘Na’ (No) can be brought before...

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Do the Vedas recommend doing work or not?

Posted on: 05/02/2005

If you bring the third Vedic statement “Dhanena Tyagena…”, the above two statements can be correlated. You must do work and...

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Is the Tripura Rahasyam the true preaching of Lord Datta?

Posted on: 05/02/2005

Several scholars have written several Sanskrit verses in the name of the Lord to get validity. It has become a habit of writing “Ishwara...

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If worshipping Krishna is considered to be greater than worshipping Kali, is it not male domination?

Posted on: 05/02/2005

First you accept the existence of the domination of males in this world over females. But remember that all human beings are only females. The Lord...

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Why did the Lord create this creation? Do we have a free will or should we just do our duty?

Posted on: 05/02/2005

In fact the Lord is satisfied by Himself as said in the Brahma Sutra (Lokavattu Leela Kaivalyam). The Lord gets satisfaction when His devotee gets...

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ROHIT GITA - IV

Posted on: 04/02/2005

Nikhil:

It is a good point that not only God is unimaginable but also

The inseparable characteristics of God are also unimaginable.

Swami:

The unimaginable God is called as Brahman

Or Jehovah or Allah, beyond the space & time

If the characteristics of God are imaginable, then

Brahman becomes imaginable, if the sunlight is seen...

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What is the purpose of human life? Can we see and talk to God?

Posted on: 04/02/2005

In the materialistic plane, a person says that the aim of his life is to achieve a particular post [career objective] and then help his family...

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What is the difference between Brahman and Ishwara? Who is Datta?

Posted on: 04/02/2005

Brahman is pure awareness. You can attain peace and bliss by ‘becoming’ Brahman, which is yourself. If you detach from the body and feel...

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What is the goal of the three Acharyas? Brahman or Ishwara?

Posted on: 04/02/2005

Brahman is called as Nirguna Brahman, when the Brahman is without Maya. When Brahman is associated with Maya it is called as Saguna Brahman or...

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How can a different substance (creation) come from Brahman?

Posted on: 04/02/2005

[From pure water only pure water can come; not mud.] The actual Nirguna Brahman is beyond imagination. But in the example, your eyes see the pure...

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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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