Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 01 Oct 2023


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Swami answers questions of Smt. Anita

1. How to convince a devotee that You are incarnation of God?

[Smt. Anita R asked: πŸ™Jai Guru Datta πŸ™πŸ™‡‍β™€οΈπŸŒΊπŸ™. My Salutations to Sadguru Sri Sri Sri Datta Swamiji πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™. My son said I believe Lord Dattatreya is God but I don’t believe Datta Swami as God. He is also a man or a person. How to answer this question Swamiji?]

Swami replied:- Leave My case. I am supplying the argument not for My sake, but, for the sake of human incarnation in general. Rama was a man, but, was considered as the human incarnation of God. Shirdi Sai Baba was also a human being and was considered as human incarnation of God. What are his arguments to oppose these two as human incarnations?

2. Only Bhima got salvation, but he was a dullard with full of ignorance (Kashi Geeta). Do enlighten me with some more clarity.

Swami replied:- Rigidity and following the spiritual line without much analysis is the final stage. Analytical spiritual knowledge is the first stage of God Brahma (Rajas). Devotion (Sattvam) is the second stage of God Vishnu. Rigid following with blind practice (Tamas) is the final stage of God Shiva. Gopikas were uneducated, but, were excellent in practice. They have finished knowledge and devotion in the previous births as sages. They are now born in the final stage. They don’t need the first two steps in this birth again. When Krishna told Bhiima to tell a lie in the war before Drona, Bhima went and told the lie before Drona without analyzing the justice and injustice present in a lie. He followed what God told since he believed whatever told by God is justice without doing a trace of analysis. Dharma Raja analyzed it and did not implement it even though God ordered him. Dharma Raja is still in first stage. God Anjaneya, Bhima and Madhva are the three spiritual preachers in the Dvaita philosophy.

3. Is not the knowledge of God foremost important for a beginner in the spiritual field?

[Why do Scholars first preach ignorance (ajnaanamu) and then preaches Parmaartha Jnanam (knowledge)? Is not the Knowledge of God foremost important for a beginner in the spiritual field? At Your Divine Lotus FeetπŸ™‡‍β™€οΈπŸ™‡‍β™€οΈπŸ™πŸŒΊ Anita R]

Swami replied:- If ignorance is known, you can avoid it. This is told by Shirdi Sai Baba to Nanaa Chandolkar while discussing a verse in the Gita (Upadekshyanti te’ jnaanam…). Baba told that once you identify  ignorance and remove it, the knowledge itself will shine. If the ignorance is not removed, it will hinder frequently and obstruct the understanding of the knowledge. If the ignorance is strong, this procedure is good.