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The inherent quality of God is love. Then, how can You say that God is unimaginable?

Posted on: 17/03/2024

[A question by Shri Kishore Ram]

Swami replied:- Unimaginable God is beyond creation. Love is a quality found in the creation. Hence, love cannot be the inherent quality of the unimaginable God. No quality is inherent for the unimaginable God. When the unimaginable God is mediated with a medium that belongs...

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Can ordinary people imitate Krishna?

Posted on: 17/03/2024

[Gopikas approaching Krishna as darlings is injustice. Ordinary people will say that they can do the same since it is God Himself. What is the answer for this?]

Swami replied:- i) God never preached the knowledge of the three strongest worldly bonds. It is the only the sages, who investigated these three strongest worldly bonds. Since their investigation is true, God has to accept their concept...

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Why did the sages go to Rama requesting for the test of the bond with spouse only?

Posted on: 17/03/2024

Shri Kishore Ram asked: Why did the sages go to Rama requesting for the test for the bond with spouse only? What about the tests for the other two bonds?

Swami replied:- The sages thought that the tests...

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Divine experience of Shri Satthireddy

Posted on: 17/03/2024

[By Shri Satthireddy]

Mee Paada Padmalaku naa Namaskaram Swamiji, On Bhogi Day, which is January 14, 2024 (Sunday), a satsang was organized by Swamiji in Sharmaji’s house during evening time after our usual weekend online Satsang. I started on my bike reached Sharmaji’s house before the online satsang ended. Once the online satsang ends I thought of going inside the house at least after sometime so that Swami takes some rest. So, I sat on the steps of Shree Narayana...

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Swami answers questions of Ms. Swathika

Posted on: 16/03/2024

1. Is it because of God's grace or past samskaras that a soul turns to God?

[Ms. Swathika asked:- Paadanamaskaaram, Swami. Swami, thank You for giving me the confidence and breaking the hindrance to ask questions. Please forgive the mistakes in the questions, Swami. Swami, please enlighten this ignorant soul on the following:- A soul is turning to God in terms of showing initial interest to know about God. Is it because of God's grace or past samskaras or the influence of surrounding environment...

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Is the strain involved equal in the forward and reverse paths?

Posted on: 16/03/2024

[Ms. Thrylokya asked:- In the answer of the 4th question of Ms. Swathika, You told that the path and reverse path involve equal strain in the effort. In the 10th question-reply, You told that the effort in the reverse path is very less since the attraction is more. How to correlate these two?]

Swami replied:- The topic of the 4th question is different from the topic of the 10th question. The first topic is related...

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Swami answers devotees' questions

Posted on: 16/03/2024

1. There are many references to Human Incarnation in Hindu scriptures. But, are there any references in Christian scriptures?

[A question by Ms. Adweeka]

Swami replied:- Jesus Himself is the human incarnation of God...

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Are girls not allowed to sacred places during periods?

Posted on: 16/03/2024

[Ms. Deepthika Venna asked:- Are girls not allowed to sacred places during periods because they give out negative energy at that time?]

Swami replied:- They are prohibited to temples during the period of menses because they are almost patients with bleeding, etc. From the point of hygiene, they are restricted and not that they are personally not eligible. When one is happy...

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Swami answers questions of Shri Satthireddy on Advaita Philosophy

Posted on: 15/03/2024

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

[A question by Shri Satthi Reddy]

Swami replied:- When the traveler himself is the goal, there is neither the path nor the goal separately. But, as per Advaita, the ignorant traveler is thinking that he is not the goal. Hence, to remove this ignorance of the travelling soul, avidya or ignorance must be removed. The traveler to Mumbai city himself is Mumbai city. Not knowing this truth is ignorance or avidya. Hence, he is travelling to reach the goal while he himself ...

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Is family planning justified or not?

Posted on: 15/03/2024

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

[A question by Shri Satthi Reddy]

Swami replied:- In the present economic conditions, family planning is justified. In family planning, you are taking preventive steps to avoid pregnancy. After getting pregnancy, if you destroy it, it is a sin because you are killing...

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What is the difference between Hanuman and Radha?

Posted on: 15/03/2024

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

[A question by Shri Satthi Reddy]

Swami replied:- Radha became the queen of the 15th upper world called Goloka. Hanuman became the future God, who is the ruler of all the 15 worlds, which include Goloka. Both the results are exactly equal to each other...

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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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