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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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Doesn't the knower of Brahman become Brahman?

Posted on: 04/02/2005

People have given your interpretation, which I know very well. But I give this interpretation because the Gita says “Mamtu Veda...

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Is peace the characteristic of the spiritual path?

Posted on: 04/02/2005

It is correct to a certain extent, till you reach the self (Jeevatma). But the spiritual journey does not stop there. When you differentiate...

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How can every religion say that if you do not worship their God, you will go to hell?

Posted on: 04/02/2005

Christians say that if people do not worship Jesus, they will go to hell, which is the everlasting fire. Hindus (Vaishnavas) say that if one does...

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Is there rebirth for a soul?

Posted on: 04/02/2005

Only one Lord created this entire universe. He must have told the same knowledge everywhere in the world. The apparent contradiction is only due to...

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Can You please explain the rebirth of a soul as animals and birds?

Posted on: 04/02/2005

In Islam and Christianity there is no rebirth for the soul. The soul gets human birth only once. After this human birth the soul will either go to...

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Why do You preach discouraging things like sacrifice of money and absence of rebirth?

Posted on: 04/02/2005

The Guru must encourage the disciple in the beginning by telling certain lies and such encouragement is not wrong. But the Guru should not continue...

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Why did God create sin?

Posted on: 04/02/2005

The Lord is always kindest and is interested in the happiness of all the human beings, who are all His children. The Gita says that the Lord is the...

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How can continuously doing good deeds, be boring?

Posted on: 04/02/2005

Doing good things is different and enjoying the results of good deeds is different. One can prepare sweets continuously but one cannot eat sweets...

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Is there sin in a tiger killing a deer for food?

Posted on: 04/02/2005

Killing an innocent beautiful deer is the greatest sin and the birth of the tiger itself is the result of the soul’s bad deeds in the past....

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