Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 10 Nov 2023


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Swami answers questions by Shri Ganesh

1. What are the reasons for depression?

[Shri Ganesh V asked: Padanamaskaram Swamiji, Is lack of faith in God's administration the broad reason for depression? Or are there more points to the causation of depression? At Your divine feet, Ganesh V]

Swami replied:- The main cause for depression is lack of faith in God’s administration. Lack of faith is due to the absence of true and complete spiritual knowledge of the Sadguru. If this one reason is rectified, all other minor reasons become ineffective.

2. How to respond to a person who made the following comments about Lord Muhammad?

[Padanamaskaram Swamiji, I had an argument long back with my colleague about Lord Muhammad. He said that the Lord married a nine year old and He married the widows of the slain enemy. He insulted Him so I scolded him that without knowing the background situation, do not comment. He then said that Lord Muhammad could have found a better way. When I asked what suggestions would you provide, he didn't speak. What should have been my appropriate response to this situation Swamiji? At Your divine feet, Ganesh V]

Swami replied:- The reason for misunderstanding the incarnation is lack of sharp analysis due to the absence of true and complete knowledge of the background. Brief presentation of the past history is the reason for this.

3. What is the meaning of the following verse?

[Padanamaskaram Swamiji,

सर्वधर्मान्परित्यज्य मामेकं शरणं व्रज |

अहं त्वां सर्वपापेभ्यो मोक्षयिष्यामि मा शुच: ||

Does this verse mean that “take refuge in Me and I'll protect you from sins if you listen to me”, or does this verse mean, 'take refuge in Me and I'll take your sins on Me'. Or is there another meaning to this verse. Forgive me if I had asked something wrong. At Your divine feet, Ganesh V]

Swami replied:- It means that you need not worry about voting for God even against justice because on sharp analysis, you will find that the appearing justice is actually injustice only in the view of God, which means that it is true. Hence, you will not get any sin and you are only under the strong illusion that the appearing justice is actually justified. Krishna asked Dharma Raja to tell a lie in the war so that Drona standing on the opposite side can be killed. Dharma Raja refused this lie thinking that killing Drona through false way is sin. But, as per Krishna, killing Drona is not a sin because he stood on the side of injustice knowing very well that he is supporting injustice.

4. How can a normal human being experience self in Meditative state?

[Shri Ganesh asked: Padanamaskaram Swamiji, There are two aspects of awareness in a body. 1) To experience himself (Meditative state), 2) To experience other objects (Dream or Normal State). How can a normal human experience the first state? Is it recommended to experience the first state for general peace of mind? At your divine feet, Ganesh V]

Swami replied:- Any human being can experience the meditative state in which only self-awareness exists after some serious efforts put for achieving the state of meditation.