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Poems by Smt. Priyanka

Posted on: 25/02/2024

[By Smt. Priyanka Seethepalli, Canada]

Poem 1: Chalo uss Desh…
(Written while sitting in flight to India)

Chalo uss desh, o panchi nikal
Jahaan mera mann bas gaya hai
Chalo uss Mandir, darshan lene
Jo Parabrahman ka ghar kehlata hai...

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Chhandaa-Datta Suutram

Posted on: 23/02/2024

February 19, 2024 (Sutras 58 onwards)

Bhāvamātra miti cet na, dṛśyamāna karmayogāt. |58|

[Smt. Chhandaa asked:- O the king of spiritual knowledge! Kindly clear the following doubts. Please comment on the following: If a devotee thinks, why should God come into its life as he has not done anything and only theoretical love exists?]

Swami replied:- God is omniscient and omnipotent. God will not come in proper time. Whenever He comes, that is the proper time. You cannot analyse the actions of God since His actions are unimaginable and beyond your logic...

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Why is the Bhagavatam said to be very highly critical and the most holy scripture?

Posted on: 23/02/2024

[17. Smt. Chhanda asked: Why is the Bhagavatam said to be very highly critical and the most holy scripture so that it is said that the spiritual knowledge of a scholar must be tested in understanding the Bhagavatam? Please explain in elaborated manner.]

Swami replied:- As far as all other Skandhas are concerned, the normal devotion-paths are explained and the whole complexity comes in 10th Skandha only because of the incarnation of God Krishna. We must see the just precedent situation before the birth of Krishna. Sages approached God Rama and wanted to hug Him becoming females through their superpower. Such thought came in their minds...

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Swami, to be liberal in spending money for God's work is appreciable or not?

Posted on: 22/02/2024

[A question by Ms. Thrylokya]

Swami replied:- Ms. Thrylokya! What happened to you? Recently, you are raising this topic often. Liberal spending is different from unnecessary spending. The soul commonly errs to distinguish between these two due to the predominance of Rajas and Tamas, provoking pomp and show. It is better to give Guru Dakshina in the form of money...

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What is the real meaning of worship of God (Human Incarnation)?

Posted on: 22/02/2024

[Smt. Amudha Sambath asked: Padha Namaskaram Swami]

Swami replied:- Worship involves practical steps of service and sacrifice under the headline Karma Yoga, which means that Karma Yoga is the ultimate step. The practical service and sacrifice can be enjoyed...

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Why is my mind always wavering even after knowing the truth? How to avoid depression?

Posted on: 22/02/2024

[Smt. Amudha Sambath asked: Padha Namaskaram Swami]

Swami replied:- Due to your selfishness, depression is appearing like a tsunami in your ocean...

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What is the purpose of my existence?

Posted on: 22/02/2024

[Smt. Amudha Sambath asked: Padha Namaskaram Swami]

[What is the purpose of my existence? Swami, My Goal is You and I promise that I will do everything which pleases You but I feel that I am not useful because I don't see myself in consistent progress. Most of the time I am into worldly stuff and all my time...

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How can someone who is unable to meet You offer an iota of Guru Dakshina to You?

Posted on: 22/02/2024

[Shri Jayesh asked: Padanamaskaram Swami JI! How can someone who is unable to meet you offer an iota of Guru Dakshina to You? Below Your Feet.]

Swami replied:- You can contact Shri P Surya...

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How do I balance opposite feelings of 'Wanting the association with God' and 'at the same time thinking that I'm undeserving'?

Posted on: 22/02/2024

Ms. Bhanu Samykya asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, when I read knowledge, I get to understand that God is real relationship of soul. So automatically some desires like speaking to God, etc., arises. At the same time, You have said that a devotee should always think that he/ she is undeserving to be in association of God and only then they will be deserving. How to balance these 2 opposite feelings? I.e., wanting the association...

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77 Divine Qualities of my Beloved Sadguru Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 22/02/2024

[By Ms. Thrylokya]

My beloved Sadguru Shri Datta Swami,

To celebrate the joy of Your 77th birthday, I would like to pen down 77 qualities of Your divine personality, which I could recognize from my limited knowledge acquired from Your preaching of spiritual knowledge and little personal experience of Your priceless association. You are

1. My Datta:- You have given Yourself to the world of devotees, including an undeserving person like me. As You said, the word ‘Datta’ means ‘that which is given’. God Datta means the incarnation through which unmediated-unimaginable...

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Chhandaa Giitam: Swami - The Most Amazing Personality

Posted on: 22/02/2024

(A dedication to my Supreme Being on His birthday)

[A poem by Smt. Chhandaa Chandra on Shri Datta Swami]

Personality of Swami is just not thinkable,
It’s so great that it is indeed not even imaginable!
The more we put effort to know, the more we get amazed...

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What is the real meaning of Mantra Pushpam which is chanted at the end of every pooja?

Posted on: 19/02/2024

Shri Ganesh V asked: Padanamaskaram Swamiji, What is the real meaning of Mantra Pushpam, which is chanted at the end of every pooja? (Yo'pam pushpam veda) Does it roughly mean that there is interchangeability between different forms of matter and one who knows this gets some fulfilment in life. If yes, how can knowing the interchangeability between different forms of matter be the source of fulfilment...

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I hesitate very much to approach to You regarding anything. Is this a correct code of conduct?

Posted on: 19/02/2024

Shri Jayesh Pandey asked: Padanamaskaram Swami ji! I hesitate very much to approach to You regarding anything. Is this a correct code of conduct? (Thanks to You and to the Devotees involved...

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Swami answers questions of Ms. Thrylokya

Posted on: 19/02/2024

1 You advice to be always happy. But, Radha suffered a lot in the separation of Krishna. Does this also come under Your advice?

[A question by Ms. Thrylokya]

Swami replied:- Radha suffering in the separation from Krishna comes under the category of divine devotion (Bhakti Yoga, the second step). My advice to everyone to always be happy is related to worldly life...

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Chhandaa Giitam: Swami - The King Of Spiritual Knowledge

Posted on: 18/02/2024

[A poem by Smt. Chhandaa Chandra on Shri Datta Swami]

Swami, the direct incarnation of Lord Datta, You Yourself are the Parabrahman, the unimaginable God,
Descended down to this earth to uplift ignorant souls like us, mad about all worldly bonds.
We will remain ignorant forever even after getting Your knowledge...

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Divine experiences of Dr. JSR Prasad

Posted on: 18/02/2024

[By Dr. JSR Prasad]

Sāṣṭāṅga namaskāram Swami!

1. The path of Pravrutti: I am born as a sixth child in a lower middle-class family that is semi-orthodox in tradition. I used to go to temples of Anjaneya Swami, Sri Venkateshwara and Shiva in my town. At the age of 13, my father sent me to the Sanskrit school cum college run by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam with lodging and boarding facility being run in Hyderabad. It was compulsory for all the students to recite Venkateswara Suprabhatam...

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Chhandaa-Datta Suutram

Posted on: 17/02/2024

(Questions from Smt. Chhandaa and answers from Shri Datta Swami in the form of aphorisms. Questions are given in square brackets.)

Narāntima janma puruṣa iti cet na, tribandhamātrāt. |1|

[Smt. Chhandaa asked:- About the salvation of Vivekananda, I am feeling that it is not mandatory for the soul to be born as female in the last birth.]

Swami replied:- When all the three strongest bonds are tested, the final birth shall be of female because Daareshanaa can be tested only when the devotee is a married female. Arjuna was Sage Nara and Sage Nara

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Which souls reach the six worlds above earth?

Posted on: 16/02/2024

[Ms. Thrylokya asked:- Swami, You told that climax devotees reach the abode of God (BrahmaLoka, Goloka, etc.) directly. Then, which souls reach the six worlds above earth? Since doing karma is possible only on earth i.e., Karmaloka, what is the saadhana they do for God when they cannot do karma?]

Swami replied:- The spiritual aspirants misled by certain ignorant thoughts...

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Kindly elaborate on the journey from Martyaloka to Jana Loka and Tapoloka.

Posted on: 16/02/2024

[Shri Hrushikesh asked:- As per our discussion about the journey of souls to Urdhva lokas. Kindly elaborate on the journey from Marthyaloka or earth to Jana Loka and Tapoloka?]

Swami replied:- The completely liberated soul goes to Brahmaloka...

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What is the reason for the variation in devotees expressing theoretical and practical devotions?

Posted on: 16/02/2024

[Shri Phani Kumar asked:- Some people do only theoretical devotion, some people do only practical devotion and some other people do both theoretical and practical devotion. What is the reason for this variation?]

Swami replied:- If the worldly bonds are broken theoretically, the souls do only theoretical...

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