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What should we do when third genders forcefully ask for our money?

Posted on: 26/11/2023

[Shri Jayesh Pandey asked: Padanamaskaram Swamiji! 1. What should we do when third genders forcefully ask for our money? Thank You to You and the people involved for Your time. Below Your Feet!]

Swami replied:- Those people are really unfortunate and are born like that because...

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Swami answers questions of Dr. Nikhil

Posted on: 26/11/2023

1. What is the difference between a yukta yogi and a yuñjāna yogi?

[Dr. Nikhil asked: Padanamaskarams Swamiji, I would like to present the following two questions at Your divine lotus feet. Your servant, Nikhil. What is the difference between a yukta yogi and a yuñjāna yogi?

It is claimed that both types of yogis are capable of seeing the three periods of times, namely, the past, the present, and the future, i.e. both are trikāla darśīs. However, the yukta yogi is able to see the three periods of time constantly...

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Swami answers devotees' questions

Posted on: 25/11/2023

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...

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Does God merge with the soul in the Incarnation as well as in His climax devotee?

Posted on: 13/11/2023

[Shri PVNM Sarma asked:- Swami, You told that the address of God is in two places:- 1) Incarnation and 2) Climax devotee. Does this mean that God merged with the soul in both the cases?]

Swami replied:- While forming the incarnation, God merges with the devoted human being component so that the result is the incarnation through Monism (Advaita) between God and Soul. This process is called Kaivalyam, which means that the result is one item even though two items merged. The human being-component...

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Swami answers devotees' questions

Posted on: 10/11/2023

1. What is Mahalya Amavasya?

[Smt. Suganya Raman asked: Padanamaskaram Swamiji. Kindly tell me what Mahalya Amavasya is? What is the essence or real significance of holding certain ritualistic practices on Mahalya Amavasya? Also what is the right mindset, when holding those rituals. At Your Lotus feet, Your servant - Suganya Raman]

Swami replied:- Mahalaya Amaavaasya comes in the Bhaadrapada month. On that day, people worship the angels...

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Swami answers questions by Shri Anil

Posted on: 10/11/2023

1. Since the background is not known, the soul may say that it is not at fault for any retort from its side?

[Shri Anil Antony asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, Kindly give Your replies to the following questions. At Your Divine Lotus Feet-anil. “Due to the lack of the knowledge of the background that was related to previous births, sometimes, justice appears as injustice.” Based on this, since the background is not known the soul may say that he is not at fault for any retort from his/her side? Kindly clarify.]

Swami replied:- Though the details of the background are not known, at least the knowledge of the basic concept...

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Swami answers questions of Smt. Priyanka

Posted on: 10/11/2023

1.a) Is it correct to assume that fear of worldly bonds exists simultaneously while following this path?

[Smt. Priyanka asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, When someone has non-supportive family members in the path of God, it is recommended to them to hide their path towards God and makes careful choices in order to avoid hurting the family members. In such case, is it correct to assume that fear of worldly bonds also exist simultaneously while following this path (yoga-maargam)?]

Swami replied:- If the soul did not reach the climax, fear to worldly bonds is inevitable...

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Swami answers questions of Smt. Sudha Rani

Posted on: 10/11/2023

1. a) Does one's past bad karma relate to delivering a bad situation and won't care about the amount of pain?

[Smt. Sudha Rani asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, Thank You Swami for Your utmost care and protection every minute. Literally the peace in my life is the divine gift from You. Does one's past bad karma relate just to deliver a bad situation to that soul and won't care about the amount...

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Swami answers questions of Ms. Bhanu Samykya

Posted on: 10/11/2023

1. Will God not care about the bad qualities of the soul when its devotion to God is extreme?

[Ms. Bhanu Samykya asked: Padanamskaram Swami, Will God not care about the bad qualities of the soul when it's devotion to God is extreme? And when such soul is a climax devotee, God takes sins caused by such bad qualities on to Him. And as part of Pravrutti God...

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Swami answers questions by Shri Ganesh

Posted on: 10/11/2023

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...

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Swami answers questions by Shri Satthireddy

Posted on: 10/11/2023

1. Whom should we superimpose the Moon and its rays as per spiritual knowledge?

[Shri Satthireddy asked: Mee Paada Padmalaku Namaskaram Swamiji, Swamiji, in the Bhaagavatam, the moon showed the way to the Gopikas to reach Krishna, and in Sundarakanda, the moon showed the way to Hanuamanji while searching for mother Sitamma. In these two cases, to whom should we superimpose this moon and its rays as per spiritual knowledge? Swamiji, if anything wrong is there in the question itself please...

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Why am I not able to serve You practically?

Posted on: 08/11/2023

[Shri Bharat Krishna Reddy asked:- In the early part of my life, I was very much attracted to the world like an ordinary young human being. After studying Your knowledge, I got attracted very much to it. I always feel worried that why I am unable to do practical service to You?]

Swami replied:- Your past attraction towards the world shows that you are still attracted more to the world only. But, you are attracted towards My knowledge and your brain is theoretically convinced with My knowledge. This is an intermediate...

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A poem by Swami on devotee, Smt. Chhanda

Posted on: 07/11/2023

Chhanda means the meter in which a poem is composed,

The meter is followed by the poem and not vice versa,..

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Highlighted Question and Answer

Posted on: 06/11/2023

1. Will the sins done by the climax devotee hinder God from giving the highest fruit?

[Smt. Chhanda Chandra asked:- Swami, when God is pleased to the climax level with a devotee for his/her climax level of sacrifice in practical devotion, will the sins done by the devotee hinder God from giving the highest fruit?]

Swami replied:- I will explain your question with the help of two examples:- The hunter in the forest was always doing sins by hunting soft natured animals like deer, rabbit, etc., but when the context of his sacrifice to God came, he plucked his eye to replace the eye of God that was profusely bleeding! His highest sacrifice for God is the Kohinoor diamond. The sins done by him were like the dust particles that are surrounding the diamond. Will anybody neglect the diamond because  dust particles...

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When You are God Datta Himself, why did You say that God Datta appeared and merged with You?

Posted on: 06/11/2023

[Prof. JSR Prasad asked:- Swami, You say that God Datta appeared before You and merged with You. I know very well that You are God Datta. In such a case, what is the validity of this incident?]

Swami replied:- In one cinema, the same actor is acting in the role of Krishna and simultaneously in the role of Arjuna. You noted this point very well since you know that actor very well. Does such knowledge of the unity of the actors in both roles disturb your enjoyment...

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What will be God Hanuman's response to our prayer?

Posted on: 02/11/2023

[Ms. Thrylokya asked:- Paadanamaskaram Swami, we can consider God Hanuman as God and praise Him as God, but, He is in the role of a servant to God. What will be His response to our prayer?]

Swami replied:- God Hanuman is the incarnation of God Shiva. He is also acting in the role of a devoted servant to God Rama, who is the incarnation of God Vishnu. In both the incarnations, God Datta is commonly present in merged state...

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Why didn't God Krishna test the Gopikas regarding the bond with life?

Posted on: 30/10/2023

[Ms. Thrylokya asked:- Paadanamaskaaram Swami, why didn’t God Krishna test the Gopikas regarding the bond with life (Praaneshanaa) instead of the bond with spouse (Daareshanaa)?]

Swami replied:- Suppose a college offers three subjects for a degree, which are Mathematics (bond with children), Physics (bond with money) and Chemistry (bond with spouse). Since Chemistry is mostly a descriptive...

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Knowledge of Deep Sleep (Sushupti)

Posted on: 28/10/2023

(This is an updated article that includes Q7)

1. Does the soul's experience of ignorance of everything in deep sleep imply that it slept well with happiness?

Prof. J.S.R. Prasad asked:- In the YouTube, I saw a video in which Swami Sarvapriyananda spoke in the following way on deep sleep (sushupti):- “In the deep sleep mind is shut down whereas the consciousness exists. After deep sleep, the person is telling that he slept well with happiness. He is not speaking any logic before speaking this statement. What he spoke is not logical inference but direct experience...

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Why was King Parikshit not saved by God Krishna from serpent bite?

Posted on: 27/10/2023

[Smt. Chhanda Chandra asked:- Paadanamaskaaram Swami, King Parikshit was protected by God Krishna when he was born. Why did God Krishna not protect him from the bite of the serpent even though he sincerely heard the Bhaagavatam from Sage Shuka?]

Swami replied:- Parikshit was made alive by God Krishna due to His very good impression on the Pandavas. The reason was also to protect the continuity of the dynasty of the Pandavas. When the Pandavas left the earth...

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Swami answers questions of Shri Satthireddy

Posted on: 23/10/2023

1. If one has a strong attraction towards a particular form of God, how will one turn towards a contemporary form of God?

[Shri Satthireddy asked: Mee Paadapadmalaku Namaskaram Swamiji. Swamiji, the same unimaginable God is present in every human form and energetic form of God. By concentrating day and night on the form of God, the devotee might get a strong attraction towards that form of God. The devotee may not be able to see with that same attraction other forms of God (antar baahichya...), by which devotee might miss present contemporary...

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