Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 25 Nov 2023


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Swami answers devotees' questions

O Learned and Devoted Servants of God,

1. In a fight between mind and heart, when to follow what?

[Smt. Chhanda asked: Padanamaskaram Swami. In a fight between mind and heart, when to follow what ? Always at Your divine lotus feet, Chhanda]

Swami replied:- Heart is the place of love. Mind is the place of doubts and discussions. Intelligence is superior than these two. There can be blind love in the heart, which is not correct. The mind always creates doubts and this will spoil the faith on God. Hence, you shall follow the intelligence, which does logical analysis and gives correct decisions.

2. What is the Jewel in the Jewish religion?

[A question from YouTube forum:

Swami: Jewels of All Religions ... Spirituality requires divine virtues, which are emphasized in various religions. The firm faith of Islam, the infinite love of Christianity, the tolerance towards other religions of Hinduism, the social service of Buddhism and the non violence of Jainism are important virtues that a spiritual person must acquire. These are practical traditional aspects of various religions, which are more precious than their scriptures. These traditions bring out the most important essence of the respective scriptures. …

@3d3nrisen (from YouTube) asked: You left out the Jewish religion….why?]

Swami replied:- I have taken the main religions. Every religion has its own merit-jewel.

3. Thank You Swami, Only You are Permanent 🙇🏻‍♀️🙏🏻

[Smt. Amudha Sambath asked: Padha Namaskaram Swami, On Saturday, November 11, 2023, I went to pick up a friend. While returning on the bike, we were about to cross a bunch of cows. Somehow, I managed to drive in between them, but one cow was furious. I noticed that later, and within a few seconds, it was ready to attack, and I voiced out and called Swami, and my friend also panicked. The cow was stunned, and it did not move even a bit after I called Swami. It is purely Your protection, Swami. After crossing that path, I realized how Swami is always with me. We were not even shaken at that moment because of His presence. You are our very life and goal Swami. Most of Your protection and unconditional love are unknown to us, but only a few are understandable to our knowledge, and we are able to experience them. No matter what Swami, I feel Your Hand and Presence everywhere. I was thinking about this a lot, Swami, and how it all happened so quickly. Thank You so much, Swami🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️ At Your Divine Lotus Feet 🙇🏻‍♀️🙏🏻]

Swami replied:- God is the embodiment of love. He will never forget His devotees. His quick action is due to His superpower.

4. Why Incarnations of the Lord other than Ramana did not give darshan at the time of exit?

[Mr. Satthireddy asked: Mee Paada Padmalaku Namaskram Swamiji. Swamiji, compared to other Incarnations of Lord Datta, in the Human Incarnations related to Skanda, the Lord gives darshan like a fireball while leaving the body. For example, in the case of Bhagawan Ramana Maharshi. When Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi left His body, everybody was able to see His soul. Why, in the other Incarnations of the Lord, can't we get darshan like that? Please explain, Swamiji. Swamiji, if anything wrong is there in question itself please teach to this beggar satthireddy 🙏🙏🙏]

Swami replied:- Every form of God is with a specific program. Hence, you shall not compare the program of one incarnation with the program of another incarnation.

5. Please explain the seven types of Agni.

[Swamiji, I heard that there are seven types of fires, e.g., Loukikaagni and Vaishvanargni. Please explain these seven types of Agnis. Swamiji, if anything wrong is there in question itself please teach to this beggar satthireddy 🙏🙏🙏]

Swami replied:- The Agni or fire has seven flashes, each flash with a specific colour. The fire is of three types:- i) Loukikaagni or Bhautikaagni, which is the fire generated on burning matter. ii)Vaidyutaagni, which is the fire generated using electrical energy and iii) Vaishvaanaraagni, which is divine that burns in the stomach of a hungry person as hunger fire.

6. Whether the doctor has to treat the injured terrorist or not?

[Swamiji, should people who are in the medical field also treat terrorists because if they get cured again, they will disturb the peace of society, or without keeping this in mind, the doctor should do his or her duty? Swamiji, if anything wrong is there in the question itself please teach to this beggar satthireddy 🙏🙏🙏]

Swami replied:- Every soul must have the future of this land in his/her eyes while doing any action. Otherwise, sin will result and such soul will be severely punished.

7. Should I discuss the very stiff annual targets with my manager or believe that this is my karma and ignore it?

[Mr. Bharath Krishna asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, Kindly answer my following questions related to Pravritti. Swami, in my current job I faced a situation in which I believe adharma is happening but I do not know what to do. To meet this year's targets set for the team many of my colleagues had to work beyond office hours (including me). Again for the next year such challenging targets are being set. Based on my experience I strongly believe that again many of my colleagues including me will have to work extra hours during next year to meet this unreasonable target set for the next year. If I challenge my manager regarding this target based on my calculations, my manager may have to reduce the target to some extent but that will impact the profits generated by my team. This most probably impacts my pay (or salary hike) and may spoil my friendly relationship with my manager as well. Should I highlight this issue or believe that this is my karma and ignore it, Swami?]

Swami replied:- You shall always be truthful and sincere to your consciousness in any action.

8. What if there comes a situation where one can't turn their qualities in the right direction?

[Swami, You have taught us that there are no bad qualities and only qualities turned in the wrong direction exist and we have to turn them towards God, which is the right direction. I have a doubt regarding this concept. What if there comes a situation where one can't turn their qualities in the right direction? For example, many teenagers start getting influenced by sexual desire driven by hormones and start getting attracted to the opposite sex at a very young age. These days most of the movies that are being released show that this is normal and also make these teenagers develop such attraction for the opposite sex without any control. The only way to turn this quality of theirs in the right direction is to get married but they can't because of their very young age. How to deal with these kinds of situations, Swami? Thanks for answering all of my questions Swami. Your servant, bharath krishna.]

Swami replied:- This is a defect in the modern times. In ancient times, the maturity of mind decided the necessity of marriage. You must eat pure food when you are hungry. Why go outside and eat all nonsense and get illness? Nobody shall postpone hunger and at the same time, nobody shall eat bad food and become diseased. If hunger is neglected based on some foolish reasons, it will provoke the hungry person to eat some bad food also. Hence, one must have strong faith on God’s administration and eat pure food as soon as the hunger starts. The ancient people were very wise in this point. The modern people are too intelligent and postpone the hunger till it dies and eat good food without hunger so that the eaten food is not digested.