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Is Shani Dev as Lord of Ascendent (lagna) in an astrological chart auspicious?

Posted on: 10/06/2024

[Shri Jayesh Pandey asked: Pada Namaskaram Swami ji!, Does having Shani Dev as the Lord of the Ascendent (lagna) in an astrological chart mean good or bad?]

Swami replied:- Shani Dev is very good since he is the deity of spiritual knowledge (Jnaana kaaraka). The planet Saturn (Shani Dev) stands for Tamas, which stands for firm decision in implementing spiritual knowledge...

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Is my life worth looking at for having God as an audience?

Posted on: 10/06/2024

[A question by Shri Jayesh Pandey: Pada Namaskaram Swami ji!, Below Your Feet!]

Swami replied:- Every soul is a noble part of the screen giving entertainment to God. In the cinema, the actor of every role is heavily paid by the producer and there is no negative angle in any role. As far as the entertainment of God...

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Which is highest among Jnaana, Bhakti and Karma Yogas?

Posted on: 10/06/2024

[Ms. Thrylokya asked:- Swami, some say that Jnaana Yoga is the ultimate, some say that Bhakti Yoga is the ultimate and some say that Karma Yoga is the ultimate. How do You answer this?]

Swami replied:- In fact, all the three Yogas are the ultimate and are equally important. Jnaana Yoga (true and complete Spiritual Knowledge) is very important just like water for a plant. Bhakti Yoga (theoretical devotion) is also...

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Is the secularism of Hindus making Hinduism weak?

Posted on: 10/06/2024

[Ms. Thrylokya asked:- Shri Radha Manohar Dasji vehemently preaching for Hinduism against other religions says that the secularism of Hindus is wrong since it is making Hindus weak. What do You say?]

Swami replied:- There are four angles in any religion:- i) Offensive angle to attack other religions when they attack your religion aggressively ii) Defensive angle to answer their blames and protect our religion...

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How to balance worldly life (Pravrutti) and spiritual life (Nivrutti)?

Posted on: 10/06/2024

[A question ny Ms. Thrylokya]

Swami replied:- I tell you a beautiful story, which itself clearly reveals this answer. A great personality (God) established an industry (creation). One lady (devoted soul) was appointed as the personal secretary for the owner of that industry...

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Reply to the poem 'Swami, The Ultimate Rescuer from the Mud Pond' of Smt. Chhanda

Posted on: 09/06/2024

Swami replied:- 
What is the use of describing about a mud-pond,
In which all similar pigs, almost-drowned, enjoy?
Even if a lotus flower with unimaginable fragrance,
Standing near them tries to scent those mad animals...

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Swami answers questions of Smt. Chhanda

Posted on: 07/06/2024

1. What is the true meaning of Anagha? Creation or sinless?

[Smt. Chhanda asked: Paadanamaskaram Swami, please clarify the following doubts: Swami, somewhere I read that Anagha means creation. It represents the form of creation. And You say Anagha means sinless. Is there any contradiction between these two meanings? Please enlighten me.]

Swami replied:- There is no contradiction. The literal sense is that Anagha means sinless. She is sinless because she left justice for the sake of God and not for the sake of any selfish fascination. She, being the best half of God Datta...

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How is the ignorance during deep sleep broken during normal or forceful awakening?

Posted on: 06/06/2024

[Shri G. Lakshman asked: Padanamaskarams Swami. This is related to deep sleep. Deep sleep is full of ignorance and awareness doesn't exist. Please explain to me the process of how this ignorance is broken (i) when normal awakening happens, (ii) through external forceful awakening during deep sleep. At Your lotus feet, I always remain. G Lakshman]

Swami replied:- It is a natural law setup by God that the brain-nervous system starts functioning after taking rest for some period of time. When the rest is completed, the function of the system is restored by inert mechanical process...

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Swami answers questions of Smt. Chhanda

Posted on: 06/06/2024

1. Please comment on the following statement of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.

[Smt. Chhanda Chandra asked:- Paadanamaskaram Swami, please clarify the following doubts:- Ramakrishna Paramahamsa used to say many times, “Maa, one day is wasted as You did not appear before me”. I think He used to say this for His devotees as He Himself is God. Please comment.]

Swami replied:- What you said is exactly correct. Even the incarnation of God behaves...

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Every religion says that their form of God only shall be worshipped. What is Your answer?

Posted on: 06/06/2024

[Ms. Thrylokya asked:- Paadanamaskaaram, Swami. It is said in Gita that single pointed devotion is the best (Eka bhaktih…) and also was told that no other form other than God Krishna shall be thought (Ananyaah…) and such statements exist in every religion provoking to say that except their form of God, other forms of God shall not be worshipped. What is Your answer?]

Swami replied:- Everybody is forgetting the most important basic fundamental point, which is that God is only one present in different forms like a person present in different dresses. Hence, “Worship Me Only” means that anybody...

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Swami's reply to comments by Satyanveshi on Hinduism

Posted on: 05/06/2024

[Prof. JSR Prasad asked:- Ref.: Satyanveshi, a YouTuber]

1. Satyanveshi says that the Bhagavad Gita is a murder manual. Swami, please comment.

Swami replied:- Murder means killing an individual for some personal reasons. The Kurukshetra war can be compared to the first world war or the second world war. Till recently, several wars have taken place in this world. You (Satyanveshi) should have given this advice to various countries participating in the wars. Even our India did some wars and got victory. The Kauravas cheated and harmed the Pandavas...

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How can God, who is complete and doesn't need anything, feel bored and lonely and seek entertainment?

Posted on: 04/06/2024

Smt. TINKU K asked: Pada Namaskaram Swami, Please forgive this ignorant fellow who can't understand Your beautiful explanation of spiritual knowledge. I kindly ask for clarification on my doubts below: Swami, as You said in the discourse below, how can God (Parabrahman), who is complete and doesn't need anything, feel bored and lonely, and seek entertainment?

Swami replied:- Boredom here is not in a negative sense. Boredom is not due to lack of anything. Continuity of the same lonely state is called boredom and such boredom by itself is neither positive nor negative. Boredom becomes positive if it is associated with happiness. For example...

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Why does Lord Rama, who killed Vali, Ravana, and Khara Dushana, belong to Sattvam quality?

Posted on: 04/06/2024

[Swami: Even the incarnation of God like Parashurama was a Janma Brahmana and Karma Kshatriya because his qualities belonged to the Kshatriya caste only. If you take the case of Rama, He was Janma Kshatriya. But His qualities were of sattva, and hence, He is Karma Brahmana. Ravana is Janma Brahmana but Karma Chandala.

Question by Smt. TINKU K: God Parashurama had rajas qualities and so he killed all the kings on earth 21 times. But Lord Rama also killed Vali, Ravana, and Khara Dushana. Then why does Lord Rama belong to the sattvam quality?]

Swami replied:- In the case of Rama, His killing demons was based on perfect analysis...

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What is the meaning of Avyaktam?

Posted on: 04/06/2024

[Questions by Smt. TINKU K on Swamiji's discourses]

1. a) Does ‘Avyaktam’ mean the world is paused for some time and then starts again with the same conditions?

[Swami: "Since God is the only one as the absolute reality, He was bored with His loneliness (Ekākī na ramate…- Veda). Hence, God created this entire world with several living beings. This world gives Him entertainment and removes the boredom obtained from loneliness...

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How is karma recorded? Why does it become the blueprint of life?

Posted on: 04/06/2024

Shri Praveen Nageswaran asked: Dear Sir, Namastey!! Please can You make me understand how karma is recorded. Why does it become the blueprint of life. Regards, Praveen]

Swami replied: - Karma or action is transformed into quality and based on the nature of karma...

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What should be the actual basis of choosing the path of divine service?

Posted on: 04/06/2024

Smt. Sudha Rani asked: Pada Namaskaaram Swami. Thank You Swami for giving me the rarest opportunity of Bhagya catushtayam. Through Your knowledge I clearly learnt that Worldly activities returns misery at any instance for sure. Anubhava also coincides with this truth. With this influence, can I choose to be the servant of God , trying to do Karma Samnyaasa and Karma Phala Tyaaga, as they are like insurance...

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Is there any use of knowing the past births of a soul in the spiritual journey?

Posted on: 04/06/2024

[A question by Shri B. Raghava Sharma]

Swami replied:- There is no use to know the past births, which is like seeing the old cinemas. Several incidents occur in several births...

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If somebody commits a grave sin, will he be eligible for the process of burning that sin?

Posted on: 03/06/2024

Shri Soumyadip Mondal asked: Pronam swamijee, We all know from Your knowledge that if we realise, repent and don't repeat a sin that was committed earlier, we will be free from the ill effects of the wrong deed. But I feel "confession" should also be included somewhere into the sequence of rehabilitation actions. Please eradicate the darkness in me. Also put light on the case of degree of sin too. If somebody...

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Please enlighten the beauty of Hanuman Chalisa.

Posted on: 03/06/2024

Smt. Sudha Rani asked: Padanamaskaram Swami. Thank You Swami for Your unconditional Kindness. Swami You always suggest devotees to chant Hanuman Chalisa which is composed by Saint Tulsidas. Please enlighten us the reason behind that hymn of epic uplifts the soul and please enlighten...

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Swami answers devotees' questions

Posted on: 03/06/2024

1. Can I be healed?

[Mr. Eve Baldwin asked: I suffered a massive mental breakdown that has left me incapacitated and unable to function for the past five and a half years. I am literally trapped in the void between life and death. Can I be healed? Can You heal me? I need a Miracle.]

Swami replied:- No need of a miracle. You will...

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