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How do I get rid of fear and anxiety while reading spiritual knowledge?

Posted on: 04/03/2024

Smt. Ramya asked: I get fear and anxiety while reading spiritual knowledge. How to overcome it?

Swami replied:- Elders say that one shall have either devotion to God or fear for the punishment of sin. Devotion is the best path but if devotion fails, at least fear will control sin. One need not fear about reaching the goa...

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Swami answers questions of Smt. Ramya

Posted on: 04/03/2024

1. How is spiritual effort energy as told in the Datta Vedam?

Swami replied:- Every action or spiritual effort is a form of energy only. Thinking, singing and doing some practical service is a type of action only. When an action is performed, energy is consumed because action...

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Why shall we suffer for God's entertainment?

Posted on: 04/03/2024

Shri Hrushikesh asked: Some people asked that if God created this world for His entertainment, why shall we undergo suffering for His entertainment? Please enlighten us.

Swami replied:- God created this world and allowed it to proceed in its own nature (Svabhāvastu pravartate - Gita). He did not force anything in the creation that disturbs the souls. Assume that God is not there and this creation appeared by itself as per the version...

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Chhandaa Giitam: Swami - Aadhar Of Infinite Love of God Vishnu

Posted on: 03/03/2024

[A poem by Smt. Chhandaa Chandra on H. H. Shri Datta Swami]

Satyam Jnaanam Anantam Brahma – the true infinite spiritual knowledge,
Is the very first and most important characteristic of Lord Datta, I pledge...

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Swami answers questions from internet forum brought by Shri Anil

Posted on: 03/03/2024

1. Why are we hesitant to restore the temples damaged by the Muslim rulers and invaders?

[Shri Anil asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, Please give Your answers to the following questions asked in an internet forum. At Your Divine Lotus Feet-anil. Why are we hesitant to restore the temples damaged by the Muslim rulers & invaders whereas the Golden Temple & Charar-i-Sharief damaged because of terror acts was repaired with government funds?]

Swami replied:- There are some sensitive issues involved with the Islamic...

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Swami answers questions on Islam brought by Shri Anil

Posted on: 03/03/2024

1. Is Islam and the Quran the real reason for the backwardness of Muslims?

Swami replied:- The spiritual advancement of any race is to be considered based on the spiritual knowledge of any religion. The backwardness mentioned by you is not spiritual. Any religion has no connection with materialistic backwardness...

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Swami answers questions on Christianity brought by Shri Anil

Posted on: 03/03/2024

1. How does the concept of the Trinity impact our understanding of God's nature and His relationship with us?

Swami replied:- God creates, maintains and destroys the creation along with all ordinary human beings like us and this is the Trinity...

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Swami Answers Questions of Smt. Priyanka on Runaanubandha

Posted on: 01/03/2024

1. If somebody invites me for food, does it result in the formation of repayment-bond in the next birth?

[Smt. Priyanka asked:- Paadanamaskaaram, Swami. When somebody invites me for taking food with them, does it result in the formation of repayment-bond (runaanubandha) in the next birth?]

Swami replied:- If somebody invites you for food, it cannot result in runaanubandha because you did not aspire for their food. If you go on your own need to take food in the house of somebody without their invitation...

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Swami, what is the difference between happiness and bliss?

Posted on: 29/02/2024

[A question by Ms. Thrylokya]

Swami replied:- Happiness (santosha) is connected to worldly affairs and is never permanent because life is arranged with alternating happiness (fruit of good deed) and misery (fruit of bad deed). This alternating arrangement is made by God...

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Poems by Smt. Priyanka

Posted on: 25/02/2024

[By Smt. Priyanka Seethepalli, Canada]

Poem 1: Chalo uss Desh…
(Written while sitting in flight to India)

Chalo uss desh, o panchi nikal
Jahaan mera mann bas gaya hai
Chalo uss Mandir, darshan lene
Jo Parabrahman ka ghar kehlata hai...

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Why is the Bhagavatam said to be very highly critical and the most holy scripture?

Posted on: 23/02/2024

[17. Smt. Chhanda asked: Why is the Bhagavatam said to be very highly critical and the most holy scripture so that it is said that the spiritual knowledge of a scholar must be tested in understanding the Bhagavatam? Please explain in elaborated manner.]

Swami replied:- As far as all other Skandhas are concerned, the normal devotion-paths are explained and the whole complexity comes in 10th Skandha only because of the incarnation of God Krishna. We must see the just precedent situation before the birth of Krishna. Sages approached God Rama and wanted to hug Him becoming females through their superpower. Such thought came in their minds...

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77 Divine Qualities of my Beloved Sadguru Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 22/02/2024

[By Ms. Thrylokya]

My beloved Sadguru Shri Datta Swami,

To celebrate the joy of Your 77th birthday, I would like to pen down 77 qualities of Your divine personality, which I could recognize from my limited knowledge acquired from Your preaching of spiritual knowledge and little personal experience of Your priceless association. You are

1. My Datta:- You have given Yourself to the world of devotees, including an undeserving person like me. As You said, the word ‘Datta’ means ‘that which is given’. God Datta means the incarnation through which unmediated-unimaginable...

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Chhandaa Giitam: Swami - The Most Amazing Personality

Posted on: 22/02/2024

(A dedication to my Supreme Being on His birthday)

[A poem by Smt. Chhandaa Chandra on Shri Datta Swami]

Personality of Swami is just not thinkable,
It’s so great that it is indeed not even imaginable!
The more we put effort to know, the more we get amazed...

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Swami, to be liberal in spending money for God's work is appreciable or not?

Posted on: 22/02/2024

[A question by Ms. Thrylokya]

Swami replied:- Ms. Thrylokya! What happened to you? Recently, you are raising this topic often. Liberal spending is different from unnecessary spending. The soul commonly errs to distinguish between these two due to the predominance of Rajas and Tamas, provoking pomp and show. It is better to give Guru Dakshina in the form of money...

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What is the real meaning of worship of God (Human Incarnation)?

Posted on: 22/02/2024

[Smt. Amudha Sambath asked: Padha Namaskaram Swami]

Swami replied:- Worship involves practical steps of service and sacrifice under the headline Karma Yoga, which means that Karma Yoga is the ultimate step. The practical service and sacrifice can be enjoyed...

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Why is my mind always wavering even after knowing the truth? How to avoid depression?

Posted on: 22/02/2024

[Smt. Amudha Sambath asked: Padha Namaskaram Swami]

Swami replied:- Due to your selfishness, depression is appearing like a tsunami in your ocean...

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What is the purpose of my existence?

Posted on: 22/02/2024

[Smt. Amudha Sambath asked: Padha Namaskaram Swami]

[What is the purpose of my existence? Swami, My Goal is You and I promise that I will do everything which pleases You but I feel that I am not useful because I don't see myself in consistent progress. Most of the time I am into worldly stuff and all my time...

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How can someone who is unable to meet You offer an iota of Guru Dakshina to You?

Posted on: 22/02/2024

[Shri Jayesh asked: Padanamaskaram Swami JI! How can someone who is unable to meet you offer an iota of Guru Dakshina to You? Below Your Feet.]

Swami replied:- You can contact Shri P Surya...

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How do I balance opposite feelings of 'Wanting the association with God' and 'at the same time thinking that I'm undeserving'?

Posted on: 22/02/2024

Ms. Bhanu Samykya asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, when I read knowledge, I get to understand that God is real relationship of soul. So automatically some desires like speaking to God, etc., arises. At the same time, You have said that a devotee should always think that he/ she is undeserving to be in association of God and only then they will be deserving. How to balance these 2 opposite feelings? I.e., wanting the association...

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What is the real meaning of Mantra Pushpam which is chanted at the end of every pooja?

Posted on: 19/02/2024

Shri Ganesh V asked: Padanamaskaram Swamiji, What is the real meaning of Mantra Pushpam, which is chanted at the end of every pooja? (Yo'pam pushpam veda) Does it roughly mean that there is interchangeability between different forms of matter and one who knows this gets some fulfilment in life. If yes, how can knowing the interchangeability between different forms of matter be the source of fulfilment...

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