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Why did Shankara preach Monism in commentaries and Dualism in prayers?

Posted on: 15/03/2024

[Maha Shiva Raatri Satsanga on 8th March 2024 at Hyderabad]

[Shri JSR Prasad asked:- Swami, why did Shankara preach monism in His commentaries and stressed on Dualism in writing prayers on various forms of God?]

Swami replied:- The commentaries are meant for the sake of the atheist, who never agrees to the existence of God other than himself. The prayers are for the sake of the atheists after conversion into theists. The commentary agrees...

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Does homa to the god of fire bring wealth?

Posted on: 15/03/2024

[Maha Shiva Raatri Satsanga on 8th March 2024 at Hyderabad]

[Ms. Swathika asked:- It is said that Agni (god of fire) brings wealth to any devotee. Does this mean that doing sacrifice (Homa to fire) brings wealth?]

Swami replied:- The fire is inert and if you pour ghee in the inert fire, nothing will happen because the inert fire without awareness can’t understand anything including your prayer and your need. A person is understanding...

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How to dedicate the quality of Tamas to God?

Posted on: 15/03/2024

[Maha Shiva Raatri Satsanga on 8th March 2024 at Hyderabad]

[A question by Ms. Geetha]

Swami replied:- Tamas means rigidity and firm decision. Without tamas, you will be changing every minute. You will be finding a new Sadguru in every minute. This is not good in the spiritual journey. Once you have believed...

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What is the fate of devotees progressing slowly in their spiritual journey?

Posted on: 15/03/2024

[Maha Shiva Raatri Satsanga on 8th March 2024 at Hyderabad]

[Smt. Sudha Rani asked:- Some devotees are progressing very fast and some other devotees are very slow in their spiritual journey. What is the fate of second category?]

Swami replied:- The first category represents the rabbit, which can run...

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How did Hanuman get salvation even without the test of attachment to wife?

Posted on: 15/03/2024

[Maha Shiva Raatri Satsanga on 8th March 2024 at Hyderabad]

[Ms. Thrylokya asked:- You told that every soul must be born as female in the final birth so that the test for attachment to spouse is to be conducted. But, Hanuman gets salvation without this test. Is this not a contradiction?]

Swami replied:- When there is fascination for spouse, God conducts this test...

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What is the meaning of Upavaasa and Jaagaranam on this Shiva Ratri festival?

Posted on: 15/03/2024

[Maha Shiva Raatri Satsanga on 8th March 2024 at Hyderabad]

[Ms. Thrylokya asked:- What is the meaning of Upavaasa (fasting) and Jaagaranam (awakening in the night) on this Shiva Ratri festival?

Swami replied:- Upavaasa means staying close to God and not fasting without taking any food. Moreover, Shiva Ratri festival is the marriage day of God Shiva and Goddess Parvati. If anybody goes to a marriage...

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What is the purpose of studying Ramayanam, Mahabharatam and Shrimad Bhaagavatam?

Posted on: 15/03/2024

[Maha Shiva Raatri Satsanga on 8th March 2024 at Hyderabad]

[Ms. Thrylokya asked:- When the contemporary human incarnation is not caught, what is the use of studying Ramayanam, Mahabharatam and Shrimad Bhaagavatam?

Swami replied:- A scientist does experiment in the laboratory and draws a conclusion from the study of that experiment. Then, he applies that conclusion to the present practical situation to show benefit to the present society...

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Does a liberated soul bother about the world?

Posted on: 15/03/2024

[Maha Shiva Raatri Satsanga on 8th March 2024 at Hyderabad]

[Ms. Bhanu Samykya asked: Swami, the liberated soul is detached from the world and hence, shall not bother about whatever happens. Is it true?]

Swami replied:- God told that the liberated soul shall do hard work...

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Swami answers devotees' questions

Posted on: 14/03/2024

1. What is the meaning of Aatmavaiputhranaamasi?

[Shri Satthi Reddy asked: Mee Paada Padmalaku Namaskaram Swamiji. Swamiji, Aatmavaiputhranaamasi (son will be born as a father but not a girl): I heard one preacher saying that a son will be born according to the deeds of the parents, not the daughter. Is it true, Swamiji?? Why only sons, not daughters?? Please explain, Swamiji. Swamiji please kill my ignorance with Your spiritual sword. Swamiji,i am not even qualified...

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Chhandaa Giitam: Swami - The Miraculous God Shiva

Posted on: 10/03/2024

[A dedication to my Lord, H.H. Shri Datta Swami on Maha Shivaratri day]
[A poem by Smt. Chhandaa Chandra on H. H. Shri Datta Swami]

The three main activities of Lord Datta – Creation, Maintenance and Destruction,
He does all these through His three faces – the Trinity, the three incarnations.
(Trinity:- God Brahma, God Vishnu and God Shiva)...

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Divine experiences of Shri Nithin

Posted on: 10/03/2024

[By Shri Nithin]

Padanamaskaram Swami,

With salutations to the Lotus Feet of Shri Datta Swami, I would like to share some of the miraculous experiences that Swami granted to me and my parents.

Curing of hearing problem of my father

My father, Sri Suresh Bhosale, had a hearing problem. He underwent a surgery for his right ear in the year 2014. Even after the surgery, he couldn’t hear anything properly. One day, in March 2021, Swami called me and asked...

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Are there any exceptions to writing replies in service of God?

Posted on: 07/03/2024

[Ms. Thrylokya asked:- Swami, You told that writing replies or texting is the best method rather than oral discussion of spiritual concepts. Are there any exceptions to this method in worldly affairs or in the service of God?]

Swami replied:- Discussions through writing is always the best method in clarifying the issues provided the issues are very important like the concepts of true spiritual knowledge. If the issues are of less importance...

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Is fighting also a form of love?

Posted on: 07/03/2024

[A question by Ms. Thrylokya]

Swami replied:- Fighting may be a form of love if the intention is love only. Satyabhaama always used to fight with Krishna. Rukmini never fought with Krishna. The nature of fighting always involves certain percentage...

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How do I concentrate fully on God without getting disturbed?

Posted on: 04/03/2024

Smt. Ramya asked: When I concentrate on God, worldly matters are disturbing me. How to overcome them and concentrate fully on God?

Swami replied:- The basic reason for concentration is the desire or interest or attraction towards an object and its subject.  If the concentration on an object A is disturbed by B, it means that your interest on B is more than your interest on A. You must develop the interest on A and try to decrease the interest on B. By such practice, you will reach a stage of concentration on A overcoming the attraction to B. By this practice, your concentration...

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Is it correct to show interest on worldly bonds?

Posted on: 04/03/2024

[A question by Smt. Ramya]

Swami replied:- At least, the excess of love called fascination on worldly bonds must be reduced. This stage is called Pravrutti or worldly life. By this, you will avoid doing sin and follow the path of justice. Excess of fascination...

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What is the relationship between inert energy and awareness?

Posted on: 04/03/2024

[A question by Smt. Ramya]

Swami replied:- When food is eaten, it is oxidized to liberate inert energy. This inert energy entering the lungs causes a specific work called respiration. When the same inert energy enters the kidneys, it does a specific work...

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Please explain the devotion of Sati Devi and Hanuman.

Posted on: 04/03/2024

Smt. Ramya asked: Please explain the devotion of Sati devi and Hanuman. Since the worldly bonds are given by God, why shall we eradicate them?

Swami replied:- When the devotee reaches God, the worldly bonds are broken. Sati devi...

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Can I donate something to a beggar?

Posted on: 04/03/2024

[A question by Smt. Ramya]

Swami replied:- At present, many beggars are cheating the public. Many a time, many beggars are using your donation...

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Gopikas were attracted to Krishna. Is such an example possible in the case of other devotees?

Posted on: 04/03/2024

[A question by Smt. Ramya]

Swami replied:- It is not possible because such great devotees like the Gopikas, who were sages doing penance through millions of births, were not found either in the life of Krishna or after the life of Krishna. Hence, such a story is never heard...

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How to stop non-vegetarian food in one's family?

Posted on: 04/03/2024

[A question by Smt. Ramya]

Swami replied:- If you have stopped non-vegetarian food, it is your duty to stop it in your family also. After practicing a right concept, you must propagate to others. Of course, if your family is rigid, leave them to their fate...

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