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Hinduism / Re: True Knowledge Cannot be Replaced by False Knowledge
« on: July 13, 2014, 07:13:35 AM »
Are you familiar with the Hindu Vedanta?

Read the following carefully which is my work..it will give some idea. The full text can be downloaded from (http://www.universal-spirituality.org/downloads.html#ps)

PARABRAHMA SUTRAM

Use of word Brahman & Para Brahman

Athaatah Parabrahma Vyakhyaasyaamah. -–Sutra.

(Then and therefore, we will discuss about Parabrahman)--Translation of Sutra.

   The word Brahman is used for God and for non-God items also, which are greatest among their categories.  Hence, confusion about the meaning of the word Brahman arose, which led to a number of splits in the arguments.  After this confusion (then) and since the confusion is to be solved (therefore), the word Para Brahman is introduced by the author of these sutras, Shri Datta Swami, to mean God only and not the other non-God items.--- Explanation of Sutra. 

Praamanikaabhyaam Prayujyate .

(The word Parabrahman is used by two authorities i.e., Krishna and Shankara)

   Krishna used this word in Gita (Anaadimat Param Brahma….) and Shankara also used in His prayer (Maunavyaakhyaa Prakatita Para Brahma…) and hence this word is quite ancient. You need not reject this word because it is used by a modern person like Datta Swami.  Generally, people give value to the ancient sages and not to the modern preachers.  However, this is not correct.  We should analyze the concept and decide its value.  A modern preacher like Sri RamaKrishna Paramahamsa is a good authority.  The ancient sage, Charvaka, is not an authority, who propagated atheism.  The author tries to satisfy the blind psychology of people regarding their taste for ancient sages through this Sutra, though analysis of the concept is the real ultimatum. 



Brahman means greatest according to its root word

Param Bhede Shreshthapunarukteh.

(The word Param in Gita means different and not great, since the latter results in the mistake of repetition)

    The word Param in Gita is generally interpreted to mean great.  But this interpretation is not correct, because the word Brahman already means greatest among the category.  If you say that the word param again means great, it results in the mistake of repetition of same sense of the word Brahman. Brahman means greatest according to its root word.   Hence, here, the word param means different. 

Param has both the meanings.  Here the word Brahman is restricted to imaginable greatest items in their respective categories.  The word Para Brahman means the unimaginable greatest God, who is different from the imaginable greatest items, which are represented by the word Brahman.  The word Para Brahman is also a combination of two words- Param and Brahman.  Both these words combined become the single word Para Brahman.  Hence, in Gita the two words are separately represented which can be combined to give the word Para Brahman.


In Veda God is said to be both Sat (existing) and Asat (non-existing)

Ubhayatra Sadasat Samanvayah.

(In Veda and Gita the words Sat and Asat are used in contradicting sense, but they can be correlated to mean the same by logical discussion.)

In Veda God is said to be both Sat and Asat (Sadeva Somya.., Asadvaa…). But in Gita God represented by Para Brahman is said to be neither Sat nor Asat (Nasat Naasaduchyate).  This appears to be a contradiction between Veda and Gita.  Sat means existence.  Asat means non-existence.  Let us take Veda.  When God is Sat, it means God is not Asat.  Similarly, when God is Asat, it means God is not sat. Hence, the resulting concept in each statement of Veda combined gives the concept of Gita.  Thus, Veda and Gita are correlated because Gita is said to be the essence of all Vedas. 


God can be said as an item not having the existence of worldly items

Jneyapurvaastitvaabhaavashcha Vidyate cha Shruteh.
(The existence of Para Brahman is not the existence of non-God items in which the knowledge of the non-God items is a prerequisite condition. Para Brahman exists as per the statement of Veda).
   All the non-God items are worldly objects, which are parts of creation. All these items are known first and then only their existence is mentioned. When you say that a pot exists, it means that you are stating the existence since you know the pot already. Hence, the existence of any worldly item requires the knowledge of that item already.  If you do not know anything about an item, you will not say that it exists.  Hence, the existence always requires the prior knowledge of the item. 
But God is beyond world and is unimaginable since God is not known.  Hence, the existence of God is not similar to the existence of the worldly items.  Since the existence of worldly items, which requires prior knowledge of the item, is absent in the case of God, God can be said as an item not having the existence of worldly items and hence God is non-existent (Asat) in this sense.  This does not mean that God is really non-existent because God really exists as per Veda (Astityeva….) and hence God exists (Sat). 



God is known to God

Aatmajneyam Mahimevaasti.

(God is known to God and hence the prerequisite condition is fulfilled.  For human beings, the unimaginable God can exist like the unimaginable miracle).

   Veda says that the knower of God is God Himself (Brahmavit Brahmaiva…). Hence, though God is unknown to human beings, He is known to Himself. If you say that the existence of anything must satisfy the prior condition of its knowledge, the rule is not violated since God is having His knowledge.  Then, you may say that God exists for God only since the prior condition is limited to God only. This is not correct because you are agreeing the existence of an unimaginable miracle also in the world.  When the miracle is demonstrated, it is unimaginable but its existence in the world is accepted.  Hence, the existence of unimaginable item like miracle exists in the case of human beings.

Jneyatvaashritamajneyam.

(The concept of unimaginable nature requires the relative existence of the concept of imaginable nature).
   To recognize day, night should relatively exist. Similarly, to recognize the existence of unimaginable nature, relatively the imaginable nature must exist.  If everything is unimaginable there is no significance of the very concept of unimaginable nature. Therefore, the world with imaginable items exists, so that the unimaginable nature of God can be recognized significantly through relativity.

 
God is known as unknown

Amatam Matamiti Shruyate Giyate cha.

(God is known as unknown.  This is said in Veda and in Gita also)

   Veda says that angels and sages came to know only one point about the God after long hectic discussions.  That single point is that God is unknown (Yasyaamatam Tasyamatam…).  Even Gita says that no body knows anything about God (Mamtu veda Nakaschana.).  Therefore, the unimaginable nature of God is clearly established by the sacred scriptures.
The unimaginable nature of God is elaborated in Veda by various statements

Aamnaaya Vistarat cha.

(The unimaginable nature of God is elaborated in Veda by various statements).

   Veda clearly elaborates the unimaginable nature of God through the following statements: Words cannot give knowledge of God (Yatovaachah, Na tatra vaak…).  Even mind cannot touch God (Apraapya Manasaa Saha).  Intelligence cannot reach God (Namedhayaa, Yo Buddheh Paratah..). You cannot understand God through logic (Naishaa Tarkena…, Atarkyah..).  Senses cannot grasp God (Nachakshushaa…, Aprameyah…, Atindriyam….).  All these statements have elaborated the concept of unimaginable nature of God by any means. 


Brahman is created by God

Brahma Yogat Vedaadishu Gitam Shrutam cha.

(The word Brahman is used in imaginable items like Veda through its root meaning i.e., greatest.  Such usage is found in Gita and its usage in other items is seen in Veda also.).

   In Gita it is said that Brahman is created by God (Brahmaakshara Samudbhavam).  Here Brahman cannot mean God.  It means the Veda, which is greatest among all the scriptures due to absence of additions and deletions, since Veda is protected by oral recitations from generations together.  The word Brahman is used in Veda to mean other greatest items like food (Annam Brahmeti…). Therefore, the word Brahman is not restricted to the unimaginable God and hence God is confused to be any greatest worldly item in its corresponding category.  For this reason only, the author would like to restrict the word Para Brahman to the unimaginable God only and avoid the confusion.


Inability of sages to understand the context in using the word Brahman

Aarshaprakaranasaamarthyaabhavat Kalahah.

(The present confusion and split are due to the absence of ability of the sages to take the meaning of the word Brahman according to the context).
   The ancient sages were having the divine ability to take the correct meaning of the word Brahman as per the context. Therefore, there was no confusion in the case of sages and hence the word Brahman was used to mean both the God and other greatest worldly items.  According to the context, either God or the worldly item was perfectly selected by the sages in the Veda.  Hence, there was no necessity of using a separate word like Para Brahman for God.  But, today, the human beings are not having such divine ability due to fall in their standards.  Hence, there is a real need for restricting God by an isolated word i.e., Para Brahman.


Unimaginable God differs from all other imaginable worldly objects

Shreshthamapyajneyam Bhidyate Paramata Eva.

(God and other worldly items are greatest.  But the unimaginable God differs from all other imaginable worldly objects.  Hence, the word Param meaning different is used before the word Brahman).

   A worldly item, greatest in its category is called as Brahman.  God also being greater than all these greatest items is really greatest and hence can be called as Brahman.  Thus, the ‘greatest’ sense of the word Brahman is common to God and all other greatest worldly items.  But, God being unimaginable differs from all the worldly items which are imaginable.  Hence, there is the common point and also point of difference between God and other worldly items.
 The word Brahman is used to God and other worldly items based on this common point.  While accepting the common point, the point of difference is added by the prefix word Param, which means different.  Thus, a new word is not created.  The word Brahman is maintained. But, for the sake of differentiation, an extra word, Param, is prefixed.  The word Param brings focus on the point of difference only and does not contradict the common point of greatest nature or Brahman. 


All the greatest worldly items remain greatest as long as the context of their categories is maintained
Ekameva Samdarbhamaatranaam .

(All the greatest worldly items remain greatest as long as the context of their categories is maintained.  Otherwise, if the contexts do not exist, God becomes greatest and all the worldly items are no more greatest.)

   Any worldly item, which is greatest in a particular category remains greatest as long as the context of the category is maintained.  If this context disappears and God is also referred, the worldly item is no more greatest, because God is greater than any greatest item.  When the context of the category is in reference, you cannot bring God into the picture to remove greatness of the worldly item.  It becomes out of the context.  Due to the significance of the context, you cannot say that no worldly item is greatest since God is greater than any greatest worldly item.  In view of the scope of the context, you cannot resist the usage of the word Brahman to any worldly item and thus you cannot fix the word Brahman to God only and avoid the context of the category.  Hence, an isolated word like Para Brahman is required. 


Veda says that God is known and seen

Vedaahamaikshadityavirodha Oupadhikam hi .

(Veda says that God is known and seen.  This does not contradict the above said unimaginable nature of God.  These statements only refer to the medium in to which God entered.)

   Veda says that God is not seen by eyes.  But the same Veda says else where that a fortunate devotee sees God (Kaschit Dhirah..).  Similarly, Veda says that God alone knows God.  But the same Veda says that a devotee knows God (Vedaahametam….).  This seems to be a contradiction in Veda.  But there is no contradiction, because God enters a medium for the sake of devotees.  Then the medium is charged by God and the verbs like known, seen etc., apply to the charged medium and not to the original God. 

A simile to the mediated God

Vidyullateva .

(An electric wire is seen but not the electricity.  This is a simile to the mediated God. )

   When the electricity charges the metallic wire, the wire is treated as the electricity.  The electric wire is seen but you can say that the electricity is seen.  The electricity is seen through the wire indirectly though not directly.  The electricity pervades all over the wire and when the wire is touched anywhere, the electricity is experienced through the touch of the wire.  Therefore, the verbs like seen, touched etc., apply to the wire and not to the electricity.  But, indirectly the electricity is experienced through the shock.  Similarly God is experienced through the medium, since the medium can be treated as God like the live wire.

God enters a living body

Suparnadvayashruteh Jivopaadhi Tat .

(Veda says that two birds are on a single tree.  This means that God enters a living body and is in association with the soul.)
   Veda says that God and soul exist together in a living body (Dvaasuparnaa…).  Therefore, the medium of God is always a living body and not any inert item in the world. The bird represents a living item. God is beyond living and inert items.  God can exhibit any property of any item because the items and properties of the world are generated from God only.  Hence, God exhibits the properties of life also, though He is beyond life.  Hence, God and soul are treated as two living items or two living birds.


The will of God does not mean that God is awareness

Ekshaternaashabdopadhi.

(The will of God does not mean that God is awareness.  It means only that the medium of God is not inert).

   Veda says that God wished to create this world (Sa Ekshata..).  People thought that this Vedic statement means that God is awareness and not inert energy or matter because awareness alone can wish.  This means that the medium of God is not inert.  This means that the medium of God is awareness.  The final conclusion is that God enters a living being as the medium and neither the inert statues nor the inert light etc.,(energy). Veda never speaks about the nature of original God because Veda has already spoken elaborately that the nature of God is unimaginable.  The Vedic statements regarding the nature of the medium are misunderstood to be the statements regarding the nature of original God. 
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Divine Message of Shri Datta Swami on July 12, 2014

[July 12, 2014 Guru Purnima] Several devotees asked: “Jagadguru Shri Swami Swarupananda Saraswatiji, the Shankaracharya of Dwaraka peetham, is giving bitter comments about Shri Shirdi Saibaba by which the hearts of several devotees of Saibaba, the human incarnation of Lord Dattatreya are severely wounded. Please give a strong reply to his strong comments.”


Swami replied: Today is Guru purnima, which has become famous only due to Shri Shiridi Saibaba. Thus, today is the fittest day for such topic. Swamiji (Swarupananda Saraswati) has made such comments without sharp and deep analysis. His comments are contradicting not only himself but also his original preacher, the Aadi Shankara. He himself is a follower of the path called Smaarta, which is a mixture of different religious cultures within Hinduism. Let us consider two famous paths. One path is the famous Shaivism and the other path is the famous Vaishnavism. Both these paths are quite different and contradicting each other not only in the philosophies but also in the external cultures. In the first path, a horizontal mark is put and the in the second path, a vertical mark is put on the forehead. The contradiction is so pungent that if you see the history, there were even mutual killings. The goals of both the paths are also different and in any path, the goal of that path is considered as the master of the goal of the other path. The devotee of the first path says that Lord Shiva is the ultimate and Lord Vishnu, the goal of the second path is a servant of Lord Shiva. The devotees of the other path are also of the same vigor with vice-versa policy. Smaarta is the third path which has emerged to compromise first and second paths. Aadi Shankara and the present Swamiji belong to this third path only. The mark on the forehead of Swamiji is horizontal representing the first path and any Shankaracharya ends his message with the name of Narayana, the God of the second path.

This Smaarta path finds not only the unity in the ultimate goals by saying that Shiva and Vishnu are one and the same God with different external forms but also finds unity in the cultures of these two paths since both these paths are essentially the same effort aiming at the same goal. A follower of Smaarta worships Shiva and Vishnu equally in the corresponding festivals. The unity in the cultures of the two paths is because of the same effort to achieve the grace of the same God. When Swamiji is following such Smaarta path, it is ridiculous that Swamiji is criticizing Saibaba, who is following the cultures of two different paths called Hinduism and Islam. Just like the same God exists in Shiva and Vishnu having different external cultures, the same God existing in Shiva and Vishnu exists in Allah with a different culture. Aadi Shankara is the founder of the Smaarta path, which tries to bring unity and harmony in the goals and in the paths also. When the goal is same and the effort of achieving the same goal is also same in different paths, there cannot be difference in the paths also. The different paths to achieve the same city (goal) on the earth may not be one and the same, but the paths in spirituality are one and the same because here the path means only the effort and not a particular direction on the earth. The difference between the horizontal and vertical marks on the forehead is completely meaningless and negligible since Shiva and Vishnu are one and the same God and also the corresponding paths are also one and the same since both the paths are an effort only.
Aadi Shankara tried throughout His life to bring unity in the goals and also in the paths within Hinduism. Hinduism is a mini world representing the big universe. The various sub-religions in Hinduism represent the various religions in the universe. Thus, the various religions in the universe are also sub-religions in the universal religion in which one God is the goal and the different religions are also one and the same since every religion is only a sincere effort made to achieve the grace of the one ultimate goal. The external differences like language, form, dress habits, food habits etc., become negligible in view of the inner essence, which is the ultimate single God and also the same effort.

We say that God is unimaginable and Advaita philosophy says that God is awareness. This difference is not at all standing in the way in the present context because whether God is unimaginable or the awareness, God is not touched by the external cultural differences or differences in the forms or differences in names or languages etc. Aadi Shankara has brought the unity in the various sub-religions of Hinduism based on the concept that language or name (naama) and form (rupa) are non-existent (mithya) and the inner God (Bramhan) is one and the same, who is beyond all the names and forms. Why Swamiji is not applying the same concept in the case of the different religions like Hinduism, Islam, Christianity etc? You cannot apply one type of logic in the sub-religions of Hinduism and the other type of logic in the religions of universal religion. The same logic should be extended whether it is Hinduism in India or universal religion in the world. Aadi Shankara united the sub-religions of Hinduism by breaking the differences between these sub-religions. It is just like breaking the walls between the rooms of a single house and making the entire house as one big hall. Saibaba broke the walls between the houses and made all the houses to become one biggest hall. In every religion such effort was made. In Islam also, before the arrival of the Prophet Mohammed, there were several sub-religions. The Prophet Mohammed broke all the differences in Islam and established one God called Allah. What Aadi Shankara did in Hinduism, Mohammed did the same in Islam.

Hinduism became one big hall and Islam became another big hall by the efforts of both these Divine personalities. Now, Saibaba broke the wall between these two big halls and made a bigger hall. Swami Vivekananda broke the walls between all such big halls (religions) in the world to make one biggest hall. How can you find any difference between Aadi Shankara, Saibaba and Swami Vivekananda? Even the Guru of Swami Vivekananda, Shri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa practiced the different cultures of various religions like Hinduism, Islam, Christianity etc., and experienced oneness not only in the goals but also in the cultures. The unity in the goals is the same God and the unity in the cultures is the same effort to achieve the grace of that single God. All this analysis stands as the main answer to the main argument given by Swamiji that the cultures of various religions or paths should not be mixed and should be followed independently. If he finds fault with Saibaba in this point, he should find fault with Aadi Shankara also for the same point.

Swami Vivekananda tried to appeal all the citizens of the world to bring unity in the religions of the world. Shri Datta Swami (present Swami who gives this message) applied powerful logic to bring such unity since every human being gets convinced by the logic, which is the activity of the ultimate faculty called intelligence (Buddhi yoga) existing in the human body. This powerful logic is: Swamiji belongs to Hinduism. India is the place of Hinduism. The God of Hinduism (Bramhan) created this entire universe and hence, all the foreign countries apart from India existing on the earth must have been created by the same Bramhan. Very rich spiritual knowledge was showered in India by various Divine incarnations for the benefit of Hindus in India. But, this rich spiritual knowledge was not extended to foreign countries immediately as soon as it was given to India. India was discovered by foreign countries in 17th century only. Till 17th century, several human generations have passed away in the foreign countries without any touch with such precious spiritual knowledge. All the human beings are the children of the same God (Bramhan). Why God showed such irrational partiality to India only till 17th century? God should have created all the human beings on the earth with one language as their mother tongue like Sanskrit. God should have connected all the countries of the world in the beginning of the creation itself so that the rich spiritual knowledge showered in Sanskrit in India should have been extended to all the countries in the world immediately so that there is no trace of partiality on the side of the universal Father or God. The only answer for this can be that God came in all the foreign countries from the beginning of the creation in various forms and delivered the same spiritual knowledge in different languages in different levels suitable to the grasping level of the receivers. This only answer proves that there is only one God in all the Divine incarnations and there is only one religion, which is the effort to attain the grace of one God. If this is not accepted, Swamiji should give the reply to avoid the irrational partiality of the universal God (Bramhan).

If Swamiji says that Saibaba was a non-vegetarian, Shri Rama was also a non-vegetarian. On this basis, Swamiji cannot say that the devotees worshipping Saibaba should not worship Shri Rama. The food habits belong to the external culture. God follows the line of external culture of a particular sect of people so that He can become friendly to them and slowly introduce the spiritual knowledge to them to bring them out of the sin of violence in the non-vegetarian path.

A person standing outside wishing to bring out the drowning person in mud pond can drag him out by jumping into the same mud pond. Mud will stick to his body also. A running bull can be controlled by you after some steps only in which you have to also run along with the bull. Hence, God in human form has to follow the path of ignorance for sometime to become friendly with ignorant people before bringing them out of the ignorance. Thus, the non-vegetarian habit of Jesus can be also viewed as in the case of Shri Rama. However, the remark on Shri Saibaba that He was a non-vegetarian is not correct. He only supplied the non-vegetarian food to the non-vegetarians and slowly preached about the non-violence to stop the habit of non-vegetarian food. The remark that Saibaba killed a goat is also wrong. He ordered a bramhin to kill the goat to test the faith of that devotee in Him. Then, the devotee became ready to kill the goat. He stopped the devotee telling that He Himself will kill the goat. In fact, the goat died immediately without killing from anybody. This shows that God in Saibaba was speaking all this denoting that the death of any living being is on the will of the God only.

The remark that Saibaba tried to bring the Muslim culture is also totally wrong. Saibaba was a bramhin born in Hinduism. He always worshipped Hindu Gods and encouraged the worship of Hindu devotees.

When the rain was falling, He sat on the lower step facing the rain because the statue of Hanuman was on the higher step. Devotees asked Him to sit on the higher step to avoid the rain. But, He replied that Hanuman is the master and He is the servant and the servant should not sit along with the master in the same level. When a Muslim got child on His blessing, the Muslim came and thanked Saibaba. He asked the Muslim to go and distribute sweets in the temple of Hanuman saying that once Hanuman won in the fight with Allah. This shows His superior devotion on Hindu gods. He showed the holes on His ears indicating that the thread marriage was performed to Him since He was a bramhin of Hinduism. Just one year before His last day (Dussehra), He came very furious and naked shouting that people should examine Him to confirm the Sunti of Islam in His body to prove whether He was Hindu or Muslim. All these incidents show that He was basically Hindu, but, followed certain cultural habits of Islam only to bring unity between Hinduism and Islam. In His next incarnation as Shri Satya Saibaba, He tried to bring the unity between Hinduism and Christianity. The dress habits of both these incarnations indicate the two different efforts.

The remark that Saibaba has no tradition of preachers (Guru parampara) is also meaningless. He was the disciple of Shri Venkusa, who was disciple of Lord Venkateswara. The same tradition can be seen in the sect of Shankaracharyas also. Swami Chandrasekhara was a disciple of Aadi Shankara, who was disciple of Lord Shiva. Saibaba keept a brick along with Him, which was given by Shri Venkusa as a gift of His grace.
The remark that Saibaba was not mentioned in the 22 incarnations that appear in this age of Kali is also meaningless. Aadi Shankara is considered to be the incarnation of God mentioned even in the Veda. The Veda says that the God will come with shaved head (vyupta keshaya cha). Aadi Shankara is not mentioned in those 22 incarnations as mentioned in the Bhagavatam. The Veda is more superior authority than the Bhagavatam (shrutireva gariyasi). The Gita says that God will incarnate whenever there is a necessity (yadaa yadaa hi). The number cannot be a controlling factor of God. Such number is not mentioned in the Veda. Will Shri Swamiji say that Aadi Shankara is also not a human incarnation of God just like Saibaba based on the number 22?

The remark that the devotees of Saibaba should not take bath in Ganga River shows the extensively solidified ignorance of Swamiji. The nature of any river is to contain the water, which is a chemical compound of Hydrogen and Oxygen in 2:1 ratio. Along with the water, several pollutants and minerals are associated. As far as the water is concerned, there is no difference between any two rivers. At present, the pollutants representing the bad qualities of ignorance are highest in number in the river Ganga. This really represents the polluted mind of Swamiji also. Hence, the meaning of his warning to the devotees of Saibaba indicates that they should not dip in ignorance. However, now, there is a proposal to purify the water of Ganga River just like My present message to clean the remarks of Swamiji. There are other rivers born in Himalayas and end in the ocean. When other rivers are exempted from restriction to bath, why not the Ganga river also? In the Mahimnah Stotram, which is considered to be the best of all prayers (Mahimno naapara stutih), it is said that just like all rivers travelling in straight or curved paths reach the same ocean finally, all the religions with different straight or curved cultures reach the same final goal, the same one God (payasaamarnava iva).

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Hinduism / DATTA ASHTAKAM -1
« on: February 15, 2014, 08:53:32 AM »
DATTA ASHTAKAM -1

Vaaniimaanasabuddhitarkasamabhisprushtaaya naiva kvachit
Nohyaaya pratipaaditaaya nigamaih eevam tathaa giitayaa
Maam jaanaati na kaschaneetyaviditam svam veetti yah kevalam
Dattatreyayatiishwaraaya guravee tasmaii namo Brahmanee|1|

About whom ‘By words, mind, intelligence and logic, who is never touched’ – like this the Vedas declare and ‘nobody knows Me’ – like this the Gita declares, who is never known by anybody and who is known by Himself alone – My salutations to such Dattatreya, the Lord of sages and the absolute God.

Aamnaayaa api neeti neeti vachasaa sarveepi sargaamshakaah
Nabrahmeeti nisheedhamaargakalayaa yam bodhayantyadbhutam
Praamaanyachyuta maprameeya mupadhidvaaraiva druggoocharam
Dattatreyayatiishwaraaya guravee tasmaii namo Brahmanee|2|

All the Vedas describe whom through negation by the words ‘Not this, not this…’ thereby meaning that no imaginable item of this imaginable creation is the wonderful, unimaginable and absolute God, who is called as Aprameeya meaning that He is not known by any instrument of knowledge (pramaana) and who can be even seen by eyes through an imaginable and visible medium in which such absolute God entered and identified with It - My salutations to such Dattatreya, the Lord of sages and the absolute God.

Aakaashasya cha kaaranam krutijaneeh puurvam na tasminnayam
Yasmaannoo parimaanamaatmani tatoo noohyam dhyaameeva yah
Jnaanam daatu mupaadhi maanushatanurmuulam chidityuchyatee
Dattatreyayatiishwaraaya guravee tasmaii namo Brahmanee|3|

Who is the generator of space and hence, the space cannot exist in the generator before it is generated, due to this reason in whom the spatial dimensions cannot exist and therefore, who cannot be imagined by any intelligence, for preaching the knowledge to humanity who enters always the medium of human being and therefore, is denoted by the fundamental awareness that is the basic material of knowledge - My salutations to such Dattatreya, the Lord of sages and the absolute God.

Chaitanyaashraya sheemushiipara mahaaprajnaana shabdashrutoo
Yoo vaii maanavashekharoo guruvaroo jnaanam na chit keevalaa
Dattoo maanavasamchayaaya jagatee traigunyachitteetaroo
Dattatreyayatiishwaraaya guravee tasmaii namo Brahmanee|4|
Who is declared as special knowledge that is generated from the awareness and by this you should not mistake that He is directly the special knowledge since you have to take Him as the possessor of the special knowledge (through Lakshanaa), who is identified as a special top most human being as Divine preacher and by this you should not mistake that the meaning of knowledge is mere awareness, who is donated to the world of humanity and He is different from not only awareness but also different from all the three categories of qualities which are the modes of awareness only - My salutations to such Dattatreya, the Lord of sages and the absolute God.

Tejoodehavataamamutra sayujee tejah shariiraaya cha
Shatpaanitrimukhaaya maanavakrutee baahudvayaasyaaya tee
Nohyaaya prakrutisvaruupalatikaa dattatmavidyudvidee
Dattatreyayatiishwaraaya guravee tasmaii namo Brahmanee|5|

Who is mediated by the energetic body for the sake of the souls existing in energetic bodies in the upper worlds and in such case He is three headed and six handed, but for the sake of humanity on this earth He is single headed with two hands only and this is for the free mixing with the devotees to be preached, Who still remains unimaginable but also becomes imaginable through identification with an imaginable natural medium - just like the invisible current becomes the visible electrified wire through identification with it - My salutations to such Dattatreya, the Lord of sages and the absolute God.

Brahmajnaanavidaam samanvayakaroo nohyaatmanah kevalaat
Naanaasrushtipadaartha tarkyadhishanaa naikaatmavaadachhidee
Naanaavinmata bhedanaashajagatii shaantipradaanaaya tee
Dattatreyayatiishwaraaya guravee tasmaii namo Brahmanee|6|

Who brings unity in the minds of learned people of various religions by the introduction of His unimaginable nature since such God can be only one, who condemns the difference between ignorant people of various religions since each one thinks a specific imaginable item of the imaginable creation as the absolute God and by such condemnation the difference is destroyed thereby establishing the world peace - My salutations to such Dattatreya, the Lord of sages and the absolute God.

Aachaaryatrayagoocharaaya sudhiyaam muurtitrayaalambinee
Jnaanaanantara bhaktikarmajananaat pashchaat phalaat karmanah
Siddhaanta pratipaadakaaya jagatee bhaashyatrayaavirbhavaat
Dattatreyayatiishwaraaya guravee tasmaii namo Brahmanee|7|

Who is the source of the three Divine forms called Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, who appeared as the three Divine preachers called as Shankara, Ramanuja and Madhva stressing knowledge, devotion and service respectively and the fruit is linked to the final service only but still the service is effective from knowledge and devotion only and Who established these three steps gradually through the three divine commentaries - My salutations to such Dattatreya, the Lord of sages and the absolute God.

Bodhyaabodhya samanvayaaya sahasaa baahyaprakrutyaatmanaa
Taadatmyeena nasarvajiivavishayaat seevyaaya nassarvadaa
Kaivalyam dadatee nakaamyavidushee martyaavataaraatmanee
Dattatreyayatiishwaraaya guravee tasmaii namo Brahmanee|8|

Who is unimaginable by Himself and simultaneously imaginable by His identified medium and thus, the correlation between the two contradicting aspects is achieved and this concept is limited only to the case of human incarnation that is possible only if the specific human being is not aspiring for such fruit and this is not applied to the case of every human being - My salutations to such Dattatreya, the Lord of sages and the absolute God.

Audumbara taroormuulee  kaashaayaamshuka dhaarinam
Naraavataara chinmudraa – maunaanuuhya vadam bhajee|9|

I worship Lord Dattatreya, who is wearing the saffron cloth, sitting under the Audumbara tree and denoting the union of unimaginable God with the imaginable human being by showing the Chinmudra and denoting the unimaginable nature of the absolute God through silence.

Kara japasara kundii shankha chakra trishuula -
Damaruka paripuurnam tryaananaih suprasannam
Shrutishunakasameetam dharmadheenvaa cha prushthee
Munikulapati Dattaatreeyadeevam smaraami|10|

I recollect Lord Dattatreya, who is full by holding the garland of Beeds, Kamandalu, Shankha, Chakra, Trishuula and Damaruka, who is graceful in His three faces, who is surrounded by the four Vedas looking as Divine dogs, who is before the deity of justice looking as the Divine Cow and who is the Chancellor of the sages.

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Hinduism / Why people are born as wealthy, poor, blind, healthy etc?
« on: February 15, 2014, 08:52:54 AM »
Why people are born as wealthy, poor, blind, healthy etc?
‘The knowledge burns the deeds’


A devotee asked: Please explain the Sanchita, Praarabdha and Aagaami in the case of an example so that these can be clearly understood.

Shri Datta Swami Replied: The Samskaras are the qualities only and are responsible for all the activities. Fruit is always associated with the action that is represented by the quality. The fruit may be awarded for certain actions like burning the finger introduced into the fire with or without the intention or quality. But, such fruits do not come under the divine cycle of deeds, which runs with the intention based actions. If an action is done without intention, the fruit is not awarded as in the case of killing an ant without intention while walking. Sometimes, intention may be there and action may not take place due to lack of opportunity. There also the intention is punished. The punishment is always aimed at total destruction of the qualities in absence of which the actions do not take place. But, the punishment can never eliminate the quality except decreasing its intensity. The decreased intensity may not be effective in generating the action due to which the external world is not disturbed.

Let us take a specific soul going to the upper worlds along with the lump of Samskaras or qualities or attitudes. Let us express the power of intensity of this lump as two hundred volts. Samskara or quality is made of mind and since mind is neuron-energy such units are justified. The composition of the qualities in this lump represents the number of qualities (which is a qualitative expression) and the intensities of the qualities (which is a quantitative expression). The soul goes to the upper worlds and receives rewards in the heaven and punishments in the hell. The soul going to upper worlds is only mind or a bundle of qualities called as individual soul or Jeeva, surrounded by the subtle body made of energy in plasma state as said in the Veda (Manomayah Praanashareeranetaa). After this enjoyment of the fruits in the upper worlds, the lump is reduced to the micro level. This micro lump has the same number of qualities and thus, there is no qualitative change. But, after the enjoyment, the intensities are reduced and now the total intensity of the lump is only 10 volts. This means all the efforts in the upper worlds can only reduce the intensity of a quality, but can never eliminate the quality.

The only way to eliminate the quality is hearing the true knowledge from Satguru as said in the Gita (Jnanaagnih Sarvakarmaani…, Yasya sarve samaarambhah…). ‘The knowledge burns the deeds’ means that the knowledge burns the qualities, which are the generators and promoters of the deeds. Now, the soul coming from the upper world has the lump of Samskaras with intensity of ten volts. These ten volts are called as Sanchita associated with the soul just before re-birth.


When the soul comes to the earth, the above said Sanchita is awarded with a fruit in the form of the re-birth and its atmosphere. The composition of Sanchita varies from one soul to the other. Therefore, the conditions of the re-birth and the states of atmosphere also differ from one soul to the other. Some souls are born blind, some are born as dumb and some are perfect. Some are born in rich families, some are born in poor families and some are born in middle class families. We have already seen the policy in the upper world that the enjoyment of fruits can only reduce the intensity of the lump and the qualities are never eliminated. Therefore, the ten volt lump is again reduced in its intensity to one volt after receiving the re-birth as fruit. The nine volts are spent for the re-birth on this earth. These nine volts are called as Praarabdha. Now, the soul is left over with a lump of one volt, which is the balance of Sanchita after enjoying the Praarabdha. Thus, Praarabdha is confined to the formation of a new body in this world and its conditions in and around. Praarabdha is the spent intensity and hence, cannot be revoked as told by Shankara in the commentary of the verse ‘Jnanaagnih Sarva Karmaani…’. The reason is that Praarabdha is not in the form of quality that can be destroyed by the knowledge, but, it is in the form of already converted fruit. The version here that the knowledge burns all the deeds is also correct in the sense that the remaining balance in the form of qualities (lump of one volt) is totally burnt since all the deeds represented as qualities are eliminated by the Knowledge.

The child with the lump having least voltage (one volt) looks very beautiful and sometimes is compared to pure and pious God. But, in course of time, the intensity of this lump increases with the external atmosphere of the world and the same beautiful child becomes young demon! The increase in the voltage differs from one soul to the other depending on the various possibilities of different environments. This world gives full freedom to the soul in choosing the environment. Such freedom is the characteristic of this world (Karma Loka), which is absent in the upper world (Bhoga Loka). The chosen environment decides the extent of increase of voltage of the lump. Let us take the same specific soul already selected by us as above. Let us say, the increase of the lump is ninety nine volts and the total voltage of the lump is hundred volts after addition to one volt. These ninety nine volts will be associated with the soul in future while going to the upper world and are called as Aagaami.

The same cycle repeats again and again. The soul can come out of this cycle of deeds (Karma Chakra) with the help of the true knowledge of Satguru. The quality is a thought, which can be erased by another powerful convincing thought. The knowledge is lump of powerful thoughts, which can alone cut the existing thoughts or qualities. Diamond cannot be cut by any instrument except diamond. Therefore, the qualities can be changed only by the knowledge and not by other methods like meditation, penance, worship, fasting, etc.

Another devotee asked: The intensity of a quality can be increased by the subsequent activity in the presence of proper opportunity. In absence of such opportunity, it may not increase. Hence, the activity and opportunity also affect the quality even without the context of knowledge.

Swami Replied: We never said that other factors cannot change the intensity of the quality. The efforts like rewards and punishments, which are other than knowledge, have changed the intensity of quality. We have mentioned the knowledge only in the context of elimination of quality. Apart from elimination, knowledge also changes the intensity of the quality like other factors. It depends on the nature of the soul in choosing the factor i.e., Knowledge or hell.

But, no factor except knowledge can eliminate the quality. The example you have mentioned may work in reverse direction also. The subsequent activity helping the earning may increase the desire for earning or sometimes may also decrease the desire for earning. Again, this depends on the nature of the soul. Satguru Dattatreya uses this reverse method in some souls. He grants excess of worldly pleasures (Bhoga) by which the soul gets detached by developing allergy to Bhoga. Hence, the Lord is called as ‘Bhoga Moksha Prada’, which means that the Lord sometimes gives salvation by granting excessive enjoyment of luxuries.

The final action depends only on the chart of qualities and their intensities irrespective of the factors. The possessor of the quality not doing the action due to lack of opportunity is called as ‘Mithyaachaara’ in the Gita, which is also punishable. Therefore, the ultimate aim of the reward or punishment is only aimed at the reduction of the intensity of the quality and not at the subsequent inert deed as revenge.
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Hinduism / Samskara, Sanchita, Praarabdha, Aagaami
« on: February 15, 2014, 08:52:07 AM »
Samskara, Sanchita, Praarabdha, Aagaami

A devotee asked: You told that the enjoyment of the results of the deeds is finished in the upper worlds and the soul is born in this world along with some remains of the psychological background of the deeds called as ‘Samskara’. Hence, the fruits enjoyed in this world are only the results of the deeds done in this world based on the remains of qualities called Samskara. In such case, a person born blind has not done any sin in this world as soon as the birth is over and hence, this case cannot be justified.

Shri Datta Swami Replied: The deeds are divided into three categories as explained by Me already. The first category is ‘Sanchita’, which is the bundle of deeds accompanying the soul on this earth after leaving the upper worlds. This Sanchita is the bundle of qualities related to the remains existing in Samskara. This is a bundle of the psychological attitudes generating and promoting the deeds. The remains of the attitudes as very weak forces constitute the Samskara that accompanies the soul. This means that the enjoyment of fruits in the upper world does not make the dead end of any quality of any deed. The divine aim of punishment is only transformation by changing the qualities and not any revenge. Therefore, a major portion of the result of every deed is finished by the enjoyment in the upper world and the minor part of the result of every deed is in the out coming soul. Hence, the out coming soul from the upper worlds is qualitatively one and the same as the soul of the same human being entering the upper world. The enjoyment of the results made a quantitative reduction in all the attitudes (Gunas). This means that the incoming and outgoing souls of the same human being are qualitatively one and the same and differ only quantitatively. It is just like a thief severely punished in the police station is not involved in any theft after coming out for a long time. The reason is that the attitude of theft is only weakened to a large extent and is not completely removed. Hence, any punishment cannot remove the quality completely.

Every child in the period of its childhood is like a weakened thief. The same child after becoming young repeats all the older activities. Thus, Samskara is a total representation of ‘Sanchita’ only. Remember that the qualities (Sankalpas) generating the deeds alone are associated with the soul going to the upper world or coming from the upper world. These qualities are the links of the deeds. Thus, the chart of the qualities associated with the soul represents the chart of the deeds. The results are passed on to the soul based on the chart of these qualities only. The deed has no address in the soul if it is done without the quality and this point is well explained in the Gita (Kurvannapi na lipyate). The results of the deeds will not touch such a Divine soul.

The second category is ‘Aagaami’, which is the additional list of qualities that is added in the present life to accompany the soul in future that reaches the upper world. The results of some of the deeds done in this life give results here itself. For example: If you put your finger in the fire, the punishment of burning takes place immediately here itself. In this light, this world is called as ‘Karma Loka’, whereas the upper world is called as ‘Bhoga Loka’. In Karma Loka, both the action and sometimes the enjoyment of the fruit of action are possible. In Bhoga Loka, the enjoyment of the result of the deeds done here represented by the related qualities only takes place. Sometimes, some actions give results here itself if they are excessive in nature called as ‘Atyutkata Karma’. Leaving these two exceptions, the remaining results will be added to the soul in future through the links of the qualities.

‘Praarabdha’ is the third category, which exists between Sanchita and Agaami. It may be the result of a specific deed that was not covered in the upper world and happens to be the reason of the present birth by the will of God. Generally, Praarabdha happens to be the birth, which represents the accumulated average effect of the Samskara. The accumulated effect takes place in general and thus, no result accompanies the soul from the upper world coming to this earth. But, sometimes the result of a specific deed may be chosen by God to give a specific birth, which may help the soul in transformation as expected by God. This is a specific case based on the hope of the transformation. Though the system of the deeds (Karma Chakra) is rigid but it is under the control of God everywhere since it is divine (since the maker of it is God).

Let us take the case of the person, who is born blind. A born blind can also come under the general case of Praarabdha. The soul might have been a rowdy, who made the children blind to beg for his enjoyment. This sin may be the overall essence of the chart of his qualities coming as the Samskara with the soul. If the soul is born with normal sight in this life, it may continue the same horrible action again. Therefore, the result for this Samskara as blindness is rewarded for the sake of welfare of this world. The punishment given in the upper world is for the welfare of the soul and the punishment given to the soul at the time of birth in the name of Praarabdha is for the welfare of the world.

Sometimes, the Praarabdha may not be so strong to give the blindness to the soul at the time of the birth. In such case, the result of some sin may be saved without punishment in the upper world and may be granted to the soul at the time of birth by God for its transformation or for some divine purpose also. Such blindness may not affect the world but may help in the spiritual development of the soul as in the case of the devotee, Suradaas. A blind man got the sight by the grace of Jesus and repented for his past sin that was responsible for his blindness. Such sin could have been finished in the upper world very easily because the extent of that sin must have been little since he got the sight after sometime in this life. He might have caused blindness to somebody without intention. But, the Lord purposefully made the result of such a sin to become Praarabdha so that the blind person stands as a proof for the miraculous power of the Lord exhibited here. In fact, Jesus told this to the cured blind man and made him consoled to live happily in the rest of the life.
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Christianity / One should not blame God...
« on: February 15, 2014, 08:51:19 AM »
A devotee asked “God is the father of all the human beings. The father is always selfish and partial towards his children due to excess love. Similarly, God must be also selfish and partial since He has infinite love towards His children, who are the human beings. Then, how to say that God is impartial and non-selfish?”.

Swami replied: The main point is about the real love. The father in this world is not having real love towards his children. The real love is always recognised in the purification of the soul. If the defects of the children are not given punishments impartially, such love is not real. If the father saves the child from the punishment, the love is false. The father generally scolds and punishes his children for the wrong deeds. But if the son committed a murder, will any father hand over him to the police? In such case, the father will hide him and tries to save him from the punishment. But, God is not like that. God gives punishments to his children as per their sins without any partiality. Both father and God reward their children for their merits and this context cannot differentiate God and father.

God is having the real love towards His children since His aim is always to uplift the soul through purification rendered by punishments. Punishment for the sin is not for revenge. It is only for the transformation and development of the soul. Punishment should be treated as reward. In fact, reward may introduce ego. But, punishment destroys the ego and imparts purification resulting in progress. Hence, punishment is a better reward. The kindness behind the punishments is more than the kindness behind the rewards. A friend, who praises you is always dangerous since he is trying to push ego into yourself. An enemy is the real friend, who always criticizes your sin since he is developing the careful attitude in you. Hence, God is the real father, who is always a real friend.

Basically you must develop the attitude to avoid blaming God in any matter because logically and legally it is untenable. How can you blame God, who is unimaginable? The creation including the human beings is imaginable phase. The relationship between the unimaginable creator and imaginable creation must be also unimaginable. In this world all are imaginable items. Both the father and child are imaginable and therefore the process of generation of the child from the father is imaginable. The relationship between two imaginable items is also imaginable. Even if you take the unimaginable God as imaginable since the unimaginable God identifies Himself with an imaginable medium, you cannot blame God as you have seen in the above explanation. People lacking the patience to analyse impartially and deeply always try to blame God. Even theists and devotees blame God in the occasions of excess tragic grief. They do not understand the infinite kindness of God in giving the punishments in order to transform the soul for better development. Therefore, you should always thank God more in difficulties.

Just before the arrest of Jesus before crucifixion, Jesus stated that the will of God should happen. This is a clear submission of Jesus to the will of God. Jesus, a special human being, being the human incarnation of God submitted Himself to the will of God. This special occasion of crucifixion happened in the case of this special human being. In such case, all the ordinary human beings are not having such special occasion like undergoing the crucifixion to save the humanity from its sins. Does this mean that the ordinary human beings are not having the possibility to submit to the will of God? It means that the ordinary human being need not submit to the will of God due to lack of such possibility. This is not correct.

 You cannot escape so easily. Every human being is having the golden opportunity to submit to the will of God. What is that? In the life of every human being, both rewards for the good deeds and punishments for the bad deeds appear as per the ethical constitution or the scriptures written by God. If you accept them without any resistance, you are submitting yourself to the will of God. People do not submit themselves to the will of God especially in the case of facing the punishments. They resist and try their level best to avoid these punishments. This means that you are trying to oppose the will of God on many occasions. Shri Rama Krishna Paramahamsa did not allow any medication for His throat cancer.

We should keep such highest level as our goal so that at least we may avoid blaming God in difficulties. You always say that you wish something good to happen to yourself or to your friends. You also wish a speedy recovery from some damage in the case of others. Damage means punishment given for the sin committed, which is the will of God to uplift the soul. Such situations clearly imply that you are not only opposing the will of God but also desiring for the opposite to the will of God to happen. When a human being is subjected to some difficulty, which is the punishment given by God, God knows the duration of that difficulty to purify the soul. When you expect a speedy recovery from that difficulty, you are opposing the will of God that prescribed the duration. Therefore, a true devotee must always express that the will of God should always happen either in his case or in the case of the others. Jesus was frightened about the arrest and its future consequence.

He tried to pray God to save Him from that future tragedy. But, finally He prayed God stating that His will should finally happen. This split personality shows the dual behaviour of the two components existing in Human incarnation. The behaviour of the human being is exhibited by the fear and initial prayer and this represents every human being. The final prayer represents the behaviour of God. This dual behaviour is shown to represent the ordinary human being and the God. The Human incarnation is a system of these two components mixed in a single phase.


Some people often blame God that they are punished unnecessarily even though they are very pure without any sin. This is only hypocrisy based on the ignorance. Generally, people commit sins thinking that those are good deeds. The judge has to decide who is sinful between the petitioner and the respondent. Both claim that they are correct. Self certification is not valid.

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Christianity / Punishment To be Inferred as Equivalent Sin Committed..
« on: February 15, 2014, 08:50:24 AM »
 Punishment To be Inferred as Equivalent Sin Committed

[A devotee asked: “Sometimes, some people feel that they are very pure and still they are punished by God. Will it not be proper that a flashback be given by God regarding their past sins, so that they can realize that God is correct in such punishments?”]

Swami replied: You are putting this suggestion to God forgetting the human psychology. Even if the flashback is created in them by God, some of the human beings will interpret their sins as good actions only and those were misunderstood by God as sins. Some others think that their sin was small and the punishment is unnecessarily big. Knowing this human psychology God stopped giving the flashback. Such a human psychology will never give them a chance to realize and develop towards the path of justice. When the punishment is given, you should immediately infer to an equivalent sin committed by you in the past. Then only, you are the real devotee accepting God as the best judge. Therefore, a real devotee never expresses even a trace of criticism on God even in the dream.

When Sita was sent to forest, she thought that Rama will not do injustice to anybody and the punishment given to her must have been due to some unknown sin done in the previous birth (Mamaiva Janmaantara Patakaanaam—Raghuvamsha). In fact, we forget the sins done by us in this very birth itself since we do sins and misinterpret those sins as good actions. We always get convinced and such conviction is the reason for our forgetfulness. Lack of right analysis is the reason for such misinterpretation. Sometimes, we know the sins as sins, but we misinterpret them as good actions due to the power of our perverted intelligence. Hence, such misunderstanding of our own actions is the reason for such unwise thoughts.

A real devotee never blames God in any of His actions but waits patiently to get his doubts clarified from a Divine Preacher. Sita represented an ordinary human being, who forgets the sins done in past in this birth itself and thinks that the sins might have been done in the previous birth since he or she is very pure in this birth. Sita committed the sin of criticizing God by insulting Rama several times in the past life of this birth itself. For example, when Rama refused to take Sita along with Him to the forest, Sita insulted Rama by saying that Rama is a woman in the form of a man, who fears to protect her in the forest (Striyam Purushavigraham – Ramayana). Even according to Pravritti, the wife should not comment on her husband like this. Now, Rama sends her alone to the forest since she suspected Him inefficient to protect her.


In fact, the fruits of actions done in this birth only give the results in this birth. Only the qualities come from the previous birth, which provoke the aims according to their nature that are responsible for the present actions. In this way, the previous birth makes an indirect contribution. The direct contribution is in only from the aims and actions done in this birth only.
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General Religious Discussion / Cleaning of caste system in India
« on: December 10, 2013, 06:55:43 AM »
CLEANING OF CASTE SYSTEM IN INDIA

 Good Respected and Bad Condemned

O Learned and Devoted Servants of God,

 A devotee raised a peculiar issue stating that some people of backward castes claim Narakasura as their ancestor, who was a good person and was killed by the upward castes in wrong way. They state that he was ‘Asura’ meaning that he does not drink wine. Hence, Deepaavali is a function of the victory of injustice over justice.
Swami Replied: You believe that Narakasura was killed by Krishna on the basis of a Scripture that gives the life history of Narakasura. If you believe that Scripture for this point, you must believe the same Scripture for the other points also related to Narakasura. You are using the Scripture for a specific convenient point and you are discarding all the other points of the same Scripture. In addition, you are creating new points that contradict the other points of the Scripture. This is highly improper and climax of indiscipline based on prejudice and bias to other castes. Your intention is only partiality in the caste system and not the justice and injustice based on facts and lies.

The first point is that you told that Narakasura is Asura, who is not a Sura (Angel). The same Scripture says that Narakasura was born to God Maha Vishnu and Goddess Bhudevi (Earth). Both the parents belong to the caste of angels (Sura) and not to the caste of demons (Asura). Hence, you cannot claim Narakasura as Asura or backward caste (BC). Though Narakasura was a Sura by birth, he was called as Asura based on his qualities and actions. This is a proof to state that the caste system is not based on the birth but on qualities and actions as said in the Gita (Guna Karma Vibhagashah). Your attempt to make Narakasura as a person born in BC, SC, ST, etc., is thus futile. Instead, you must know that Krishna belongs to Yadavas, a backward caste. Narakasura belongs to angels, who belong to superior caste above all the human beings. Krishna is a human being and there also belongs to BC category. Now, your case is totally is reversed! You are supporting the upward caste and condemning the BC!! Hence, before talking something, you must have minimum patience to do minimum analysis. You cannot bring the case of Kamsa also, who is maternal uncle of Krishna. Since both belong to the same caste, your foul play is objected at the gate itself.

Similarly, if you take the Mahabharata, both are cousin brothers belonging to the same caste. Similarly, if you take Ramayana, Ravana belongs to the upward caste of Brahmins. He was also called as Asura due to his qualities and actions. Even Rama belongs to the caste of Kshatriya, which is lower than the caste of Ravana. Here also your case is reversed. In Ramayana, it is described that all the Asuras drank wine and ate non-vegetarian foods (refer to Sundarakanda). Now, you say that Asura does not drink wine! Asura means the person, who is not Sura. You are taking a different meaning for the word Sura and create all this non-sense. If you allow other meanings of a word, all the concepts are subjected to confusion. Sura and Asura do not refer to castes. They refer to good and bad cultures. A person is decided as Sura or Asura based on his culture and not on the caste in which the person is born. Even the caste should be decided on qualities and actions only as per the Gita.

Whether it is caste or culture, good is always respected and bad is condemned. We respect and even worship the photos of ‘Shabari’ and ‘Kannappa’ in the worship rooms of even Brahmins. Shabari and Kannappa belong to SC and ST category as per the caste. But, they belong to the Sura Culture. Bhurishravaah, a pot maker was made the President of a Sacrifice conducted by Brahmin Sages (refer the Bhagavatam). Ravana is a Brahmin and Narakasura is an angel. But, both were condemned since they belong to the Asura culture. The qualities are always the reason for the worship or rejection and not the age, the gender and the caste (Gunaah Pujaasthaanam… Bhavabhuti).

The caste system was just maintained in marriages and while taking meals because of the different food habits. This has nothing to do with the higher and lower levels viewed for worship and rejection. Even the concept of untouchable is misrepresented to criticize the Brahmins. The heart of the ancient Brahmin sages was totally different in this issue. To change the Asura culture into Sura culture, such punishments were adopted like boycotting a person from the village as untouchable. The aim is only transformation and not revenge. A bad student is debarred from the school for some days to transform him into a good boy. He is not allowed into the school and is treated as an untouchable. The good aims are twisted to create hatred and fight in the castes. Bhurishravaah was pot maker by birth and belongs to BC. But, his Sura culture was so high that he is made as the President of the Sacrifice to whom all the Brahmin sages had to bow.

Therefore, our ancient Hindu culture and Scriptures were pious and pure and the mud thrown by you will revert back to fall only on your face.

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On this earth, God enters the materialized human form
Turn to present alive Human form of God
Accept present human formof God
Present human form of God Vs Past human form of God
Present human form of God Vs Energetic form of God
Shri Dattaswami- the present human form of God
You need an imaginable medium for the expression of God in order to serve God
The human beings in this world are fond of such energetic incarnations of the upper world only
Ego and jealousy stand as strong hurdle to accept the human incarnation
The unimaginable God enters a human being and is called as human incarnation.
Shri Datta Swami is the alive contemporary human incarnation
To recognize the alive human incarnation, ego and jealousy have to be completely eradicated
Shankara says that once the right knowledge is obtained the right goal is achieved
When the right knowledge is to be delivered to humanity, God comes down directly


O Learned and Devoted Servants of God,

[Shri Dattaswami Swami attended a function in the house of a devotee, Shri Pavan, since today is the festival of Kartika Purnima. The Shiva Lingam, which is a stone in the form of a wave, is worshipped and behind it, a photo of Lord Shiva is placed. On the other side, there is a big shrine of Shri Satya Sai Baba and Swami also sat facing this shrine. Swami commented in the following way:]

The Shiva Lingam is in the form of a wave indicating the energy since energy propagates as waves. The material of this Shiva Lingam is matter. Thus, Shiva Lingam denotes the medium in two forms 1) Energy and 2) Matter. All the forms of God in the upper world are energetic forms. This means, in the upper world, God enters the energetic form as the medium. On this earth, God enters the materialized human form. Lord Shiva in the photo indicates this energetic form and Bhagavan Shri Satya Sai Baba on the other side indicates the form of matter into which God entered. Both these forms of medium (energy and matter) are indicated by this front Shiva Lingam.

The significance of Shiva Lingam is that you cannot even meditate upon the unimaginable God, not to speak of worship of God. Therefore, you need an imaginable medium for the expression of God in order to serve God. The medium may be energy or matter. If the medium is energy, it is the energetic incarnation in the upper world like Lord Shiva in the photo situated on the backside. The energetic incarnation of God is relevant to the energetic bodies containing souls in the upper world, called as angels. Such energetic incarnation is not relevant to the materialized human beings present on this earth. But, still, the human beings in this world are fond of such energetic incarnations of the upper world only because the psychology of a human being is always to get attracted to things, which are far off.

The medium of the human beings is matter and the same matter is medium of human incarnation and therefore, there is repulsion between the common media. Now, you have to move from the photo of Lord Shiva to the left side, where the shrine of Shri Satya Sai Baba exists. This shrine indicates the human incarnation. The human incarnation is always better than the energetic incarnation since it is relevant to the human beings on the earth. But, as said above, the ego and jealousy stand as strong hurdle to accept the human incarnation, which looks like any other human being. The unimaginable God enters a human being and is called as human incarnation. Therefore, the journey from Lord Shiva to Shri Satya Sai Baba should be appreciated since the concept of human incarnation is accepted overcoming ego and jealousy to some extent since Shri Baba is past human incarnation.

Facing the shrine, Shri Datta Swami is sitting, who is the alive contemporary human incarnation. It is very very difficult to accept and worship Shri Datta Swami since He is alive and is as good as any other human being to the naked eyes. Shri Satya Sai Baba is past human incarnation and is not alive today and therefore, ego and jealousy can be suppressed to some extent at least in this stage. But, the final stage is alive human form and there will be total repulsion due to the uncontrollable ego and jealousy.

To recognize the alive human incarnation, ego and jealousy have to be completely eradicated and this is very very difficult. These four stages indicate the gradual development in the spiritual journey. The first step indicates the necessity of a medium to worship the unimaginable God. The other three steps indicate the human form only. Lord Shiva is the unavailable human form since He is relevant energetic incarnation in the upper world only. Shri Satya Sai Baba is available human incarnation on this earth for sometime back and is irrelevant today since He is unavailable like Lord Shiva. Shri Datta Swami is relevant for today to clarify all the doubts and give right direction in the spiritual path. Such direction is available from the right knowledge only. Once the right knowledge is achieved, the right direction is with you. You will follow the right path and reach the goal. Therefore, once the right knowledge is achieved, all the other steps are subsequent mechanical achievements only and you are sure of reaching the right goal. Hence, Shankara says that once the right knowledge is obtained the right goal is achieved (Jnanadevatu Kaivalyam). When the evil forces are to be controlled, God need not come directly. It is sufficient if He sends His power into the incarnation. But, when the right knowledge is to be delivered to humanity, God comes down directly (Jnaneetvatmaiva… Gita).


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Hinduism / The concept of destiny
« on: December 10, 2013, 06:52:15 AM »
If everything is destined why to worship God at all?
The concept of destiny
The destiny can be changed in this world by meeting a Satguru
God will help in the chance of such meeting Satguru provided your psychology is good
The false devotion becomes the stepping stone for the real devotion
The Lord says that He is responsible for everything but not responsible for anything
False devotion Stepping Stone for Real Devotion

[Another devotee (father-in-law of Shri Pavan) asked that when everything is destined, what is the use of all these forms of worship like charity etc., which are supposed to remove the destined difficulties? Is it not better to say that these worships are only meant to give psychological confidence?]

Shri Datta Swami replied: There is no destiny in this world of humanity. This world of humanity (Martyaloka) is called as Karmaloka (Evemkarmachitolokah… Veda). Karma means action with full freedom. The upper worlds, called as Bhogalokas, are destined because those are the worlds in which the destined fruit of your actions done here is to be enjoyed. The concept of destiny can be mentioned in this world also in the form of Samskara or the psychological trend carried from several previous births. The soul from the upper world is born in this world with small remains of the previous psychological trends only after enjoying the fruits. Therefore, the actions done in this world are according to the previous balance of psychology only. In that way, the destiny can be maintained here. But, this psychology can be changed in this world by meeting a Satguru, who can change the psychology, which is a form of wrong knowledge, through right knowledge. God will help in the chance of such meeting provided your psychology is good. Therefore, the fruits reaped in this world are the fruits of your own actions done in this world based on your psychology, which has a freedom to change by meeting a Satguru.

It is not good to encourage the worship, which is only meant for removing the difficulties. It becomes a sort of encouragement to corruption and soaping. Still, God encourages by giving good fruits for such worships because any concept in the beginning meant for masses is always blended with defects (Sarvarambhahidoshena… Gita). In course of time, you will lose interest on the solutions of your difficulties and get fixed in God. The real devotion comes up at a later stage. The child always loves his father since he gets chocolates from father. But, as the child grows and becomes adult, he loves his father irrespective of the chocolates. The fire in the beginning is covered by smoke. But, in course of time, the smoke disappears and the fire alone burns fully. Hence, the false devotion becomes the stepping stone for the real devotion as time proceeds.

Therefore, God really answers the worship by removing your difficulties to build-up real devotion in course of time. It is not correct to say that such worship is only to build-up psychological confidence. In such case, there should be no result for the worship. But, real results are seen actually after the worship. The Lord says that He is responsible for everything but not responsible for anything (Kartahamapi… Gita). This contradiction can be removed if you understand that God is the creator of everybody and everything, but, is not the creator of the direction of any action and hence, is not bound by the deed and fruit. The bull carries you to the forest on your direction only where you are beaten by the robbers and the bull is not beaten. Similarly, if the bull takes you to the house of your relatives in the city by your direction, you receive the honor from your relatives and the bull is not honored. In both cases, bull is the power of your journey and is responsible for your reaching the goal but at the same time, the bull is not affected by the direction of the action and fruits. This is the meaning of the Vedic statement, “Abadhnanpurushampashum”.

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Hinduism / God as central point
« on: December 10, 2013, 06:51:51 AM »
God as central point

[A devotee asked that a devotee told that God exists in the heart of everybody as per the Gita and the Veda. The Gita also says that God is responsible for memory, knowledge and forgetfulness and this may indicate that God is awareness. Mr. Antony told that another devotee asked about God having thousand eyes and thousand mouths on all sides.]

Swami replied: The word heart here means the central point. The controller is always said to be the central leader indicated by the central point. In all these statements, particularly, humanity need not be taken and you must take the center of the entire creation from where God controls all the actions of the creation. Even if you take God as the central administrator of the humanity, all the actions of awareness as mentioned are controlled by God only since every action of everything is controlled by Him only. The generation of awareness with the help of the inert energy, generated by oxidation of food by the systems of digestion and respiration and its transformation into awareness in the functioning nervous system, is arranged and controlled by God only. It is the will of God that all these systems function and generate awareness.

The activities of awareness are also attributed to God without all these systems through unimaginable power. The fire burns everything by the will of God and God can also burn anything and God need not be fire since He has burnt everything like fire. God can also think and due to this He need not be awareness. He burns, thinks and does every action through His unimaginable power and there is no necessity of the existing logical instruments or systems for doing such actions. The word ‘heart’ here denotes the central point by which the central controlling power of God is indicated.

The second question can be also answered in the same way. He looks everywhere without the necessity of eyes. Such power is indicated by telling that He has eyes around His head. The Veda says that He runs without legs and catches without hands. This can be stated in a special poetic way that He has hands all around to catch anything in any direction. The actual sense is that He can catch anything in any direction without the need of any hand through His unimaginable power.

The Gita says that God has several hands (Anekabahudara…). But, the Veda says that He has no hands. Both these can be correlated that He can catch anything on any side without hands as if having several hands around Him. The unimaginable God cannot be attributed with the real presence of hands and in such case God becomes partly imaginable as far as the hands are concerned. Therefore, the real essence is only that He has no hands but catches everything in any direction through His unimaginable nature as if a person having hands on all sides.

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Hinduism / True Knowledge Cannot be Replaced by False Knowledge
« on: December 10, 2013, 06:51:16 AM »
 ENLIGHTENMENT ON SHRI VIDYA
 True Knowledge Cannot be Replaced by False Knowledge
O Learned and Devoted Servants of God,

 The infinite power of attraction of My knowledge is the truth in it and not My efficiency in the presentation. One type of false knowledge may be replaced by another type of false knowledge. But, the true knowledge can never be replaced by any type of false knowledge. That is the infinite power of the truth. The first adjective for knowledge is truth as said by the Veda (Satyam, Jnanam). A rope may be seen as snake for sometime and may be seen as a stick after sometime. Both snake and stick are false. Therefore, the snake may be replaced by stick or vice-versa. But once the rope is seen, it will never appear as stick or snake since truth can never be replaced by false.

Today, the spiritual field is fully occupied by concepts of false knowledge. The false knowledge is maintained by the preachers so that the disciples can be exploited forever, who will be in their grip throughout their life time. Once the true knowledge is opened, the disciples are in better state than the preachers. Hence, the preacher never likes the exposure of true knowledge. In fact, after a long time, the preacher also is not aware of the true knowledge. Even if the preacher knows the true knowledge due to the contact with a Satguru (true preacher), the preacher resists the true knowledge because of his constant immersion in the convenient false knowledge.

Let Me explain all this concept with the help of an example to show how the misinterpretation rules over the right interpretation. Today, people talk about their worship of Shri Chakra. The mention of this word raises the dignity and status in spiritual field. This word brings lot of respect from the public. The reason is that the present time favours only the misinterpretation and false knowledge of this concept. The actual meaning of Shri Chakra Upasaka makes other feel that he is a devotee of very high level. The actual meaning not caught by anyone is that, this word means a strong devotee to money! The word ‘Shri’ means money and wealth. The word ‘Chakra’ means the constant circular attraction in which one is trapped like a person unable to come out after being caught in the whirlpool of a river. Money is the root of all the worldly bonds. If the bond with money can be cut, all the worldly bonds spontaneously break. Salvation means the liberation from all the worldly bonds. By such salvation only, one can approach God. A bonded person cannot move and approach anybody. Since money is root bond, the liberation from the attraction of money is the liberation of all the worldly bonds. After such liberation only, one can approach God. It is the top most bond. The first five Chakras represent the five elements the constituent materials of the creation. Attraction is the process of mind representing the Sixth ‘Ajna Chakra’ and the four functional faculties (mind, intelligence, ego and memory) at this level are called as the four internal instruments (Anthahkaranams). The five elements and the four Antahkaranams constitute the main hurdles (Nava Avaranams) of the Shri Chakra. Above these six Chakras stands the ‘Sahasraara’ meaning infinite number of apartments represented by petals of the lotus flower. Thus, Shri Chakra is Sahasraara. This is the root illusion (Mula Maya). These apartments indicate various aspects of this world. This means that money is the root illusion related to by supporting any worldly aspect. Here, the word thousand means many. Hence, if you are able to detach yourself from money, you have crossed all the hurdles standing in the way to reach God. Therefore, the Veda says that by the sacrifice of money alone one can reach God (Dhanena Tyagenaikena).

Therefore, the actual subject is to cut the bonds with all the worldly attractions, which is completed by the final process of cutting your bond with money. Since money is the final, the only examination left over is money. Therefore, the Veda used the word ‘only’ (Ekena). When you passed all the lower examinations and only one final test is remained, you will be using the word ‘only’. The word ‘only one’ is used to mean the final level. To explain this concept more clearly, these worldly bonds are compared to wheels or whirlpools. These wheels stand as a simile to help better understanding of the truth. In course of time, due to encouragement of exploiting preachers, the simile is modified to metaphor in which the confusion is very convenient. In simile, we say that Rama is a king, who is heroic like a lion. This is the state of simile used in the beginning. In metaphor this statement is compressed and modified as ‘Rama is the lion’. After sometime, the word Rama is left over as the name of lion only and the human being disappeared. Now, the word Rama does not bring any human being to your mind since it brings only a lion from the forest. The exploiting preacher says that Rama is his close friend. You understand that the preacher is a good friend of a lion. Now, you will ask him the way to make friendship with a lion. The preacher prolongs the duration of training to achieve this result to your whole lifetime and collects fees throughout your lifetime. You will never achieve the result because it is only simile, which has no truth. The actual subject never comes up and hence, the exploitation is lifelong.

Similarly, if one understands the total subject of Shri Chakra, it is only to cut the bond with money. Several disciples already detached from money are in higher state than the preacher. This is not desirable to the preacher and hence, continues to maintain the false knowledge. If the preacher says to sacrifice the money so that the disciple can cut the bond with money, after sometime, the sacrifice may be stopped when the disciple says that he has achieved the result. On the other hand, the preacher says that an invisible wheel or Shri Chakra exists in the brain, which is seen by him; the disciples serve the preacher throughout their life since the non-existent wheel can never be seen by anybody.

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Hinduism / Savikalpa & Nirvikalpa Samadhi
« on: December 10, 2013, 06:50:20 AM »

 Savikalpa & Nirvikalpa Samadhi

People say that Kundalini, a form of serpent, is to be awakened to pass through all these wheels. Serpent means the awareness travelling in the form of waves like a serpent, being a specific work from of energy. The actual concept here is that your awareness or force of attraction should pass through all these worldly bonds, so that no bond can attract you. This force of attraction reaches the final Sahasraara and crosses all the bonds or apartments to reach the center and unite with God. Maximum bliss is attained. It means if you are attracted to God, overcoming all the worldly attractions, you will attain infinite bliss forever. Here, crossing this final lotus flower is not said because God becomes unimaginable above this plane. God is present at the center of this plane and this means that the mediated God alone can be the goal. This plane is on the top of head indicating that the medium is not mere inert material like the statue of a stone. The mediated God has awareness i.e., living. After reaching this God, you may fall again due to the force of the attractions of the world (Savikalpa samadhi) or may stay there forever (Nirvikalpa Samadhi).

The salvation can be attained only while you are in the family life. Gopikas are sages, who are born as housewives to sacrifice all the bonds for the sake of Krishna, the mediated God. They sacrificed money, the highest bond, which was the butter, curd and milk. In the Ramayana, Hanuman was a saint and sacrificed the work to the Lord. When Parikshit asked for the way to reach God, study of the Bhagavatam is mentioned and not the Ramayana. Even Hanuman married Suvarchala and became the householder to reach God. If you are away from money and family, where is the provision for testing, passing and awarding the degree? A student, who enters the examination hall, will have the provision for writing the test and getting degree. If the student sits outside the hall, can he be awarded the degree? You must enter the atmosphere and then win. Of course, cases like Shankara are different, who are the human incarnations of God and did not want any disturbance in order to carry on a scheduled divine program. Knowledge is very important that gives the right direction of the path. The truth can be achieved only by intensive intellectual analysis (Bhuddhi Yoga). The Gita starts with this and God says that He will give this analysis as Satguru (Dadaami Bhuddhiyogamtam). Jnana Yoga or Saankhya Yoga is kept as starting chapter of the Gita. The Gita is called as Yoga Shastra i.e., subject on Yoga and this is written in the end of every chapter. My sincere question is that did the Gita mention even a single term of Yoga like Kundalini, Sahasraara or the name of any other Chakra? The Gita is real Yoga Shastra since it dealt with the actual concept of Yoga without bothering about the similes. Of course, Patanjali mentioned the similes because in those days people were aware of the concept. The miraculous powers (Siddhis) are attained from God only through your devotion to God by cutting your worldly attractions. If you travel in the path of false knowledge of similes only, you will not attain any power and in fact you will become more and more weak due to mental worry. Prahlada showed several miraculous powers through his strong devotion on Lord Vishnu, the mediated God. Shakti (power) is always related and proportional to Bhakthi (Devotion). Sati became Shakti though her devotion on Lord Shiva, the mediated God. She did not perform any false practice of Yoga as done today.

Dattatreya is said to be Yogi Raja (the King of Yoga) and is said to be the pioneer Preacher of Shri Vidya because He has revealed the true concept with full clarity in the above said way. Shri Yantra means the money as your controller. Since the word Yantra means the controlling machine. Mantra means that line of prayer on God, which makes you repeat again and again (Mananaat). Tantra is the internal process or technique to cut all the worldly attractions so that you can totally be absorbed in God. The final end of this false interpretation can be seen in the case of a disciple of Shri Veera Brahmendra Swami, who cuts the backside of his wife to see these wheels on the main spinal cord!

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SHANKARA TWISTED THE TRUTH TO BREAK OUTER SHELL OF RIGID IGNORANCE

 Twist Means Change of Location of Truth Only

O Learned and Devoted Servants of God,

[A devotee asked: You say that Shankara gave a twist to make the atheists become the theists. But, the same conversion could have been done with the help of true knowledge without any twist.]

Swami Replied: A Scholar is always like a guest speaker, who delivers the entire true knowledge without bothering about the level of the students. But, the class teacher is not so. The class teacher delivers the true knowledge in different stages observing the assimilation of the knowledge given. If necessary the twists are introduced, which are the different models set up in order to inject the total true knowledge in different phases. The guest speaker does not bother about the assimilation and side reactions of different aspects. Such a speaker is like the owner of a medical shop selling the required medicines and does not bother about the study of side reaction in the case of an allergic patient. The doctor is not like that. The doctor studies the constitution of the patient and gives the necessary medicine to cure the allergy before introducing the actual antibiotic injection. Guru is like the guest speaker or like the owner of the medical shop. Satguru is like the class teacher or like the doctor. Guru is interested in expressing the true knowledge in sequential steps. Satguru gives the same true knowledge in a different style of sequence introducing some twists required as per the ignorance. Guru is not bothered about the progress of the student. He feels that he has finished the job on completing the expression of total true knowledge. The job of Satguru is not mere completion of the expression of the true knowledge. His job is to test the assimilation power of the student and give the true knowledge partially giving gap for assimilation. After sometime only, the other part of knowledge is introduced.

Let us assume that there is darkness in a closed room having no opening at all. You have brought the torch light and go on focusing the light on that room. It is true that the light will destroy the darkness. But, there is no opening through which the light can pass into the room. There is no use in focusing the torch light any number of times. You must drill the wall to create an opening and then only focus the torch light. Similarly, there is no use in preaching the true knowledge to an ignorant person without breaking the ignorance. Ignorance in general is the darkness. The solidified ignorance is like the walls of the closed room. The torch light cannot send the light into the room. Hence, first, you have to use drilling machine and then only use the torch light. The Guru simply throws the light on the room and goes away without bothering about the result. The Satguru uses a different drilling machine to create opening and then only uses the torch light. The true knowledge is the torch light and the drilling machine is the twist.

Twist is Different from Lie

A person, who is very rigid in his ignorance, developed really a little headache due to change in the atmosphere. But, he thinks that a squirrel entered the head through the ear and the headache is due to the squirrel in his head. This tension increased the headache to such extent that he is unable to understand any logical argument. Several doctors said that the size of the squirrel is much larger than the hole of the ear. But, he is unable to digest this logic due to the strenuous headache. First, the psychological headache added to the original headache must be removed. Even if the original headache is subsided by the use of some medicine, the false psychological headache continues. The false headache must be removed by a false trick and then the small original headache can be removed by applying medicine on the forehead. The false trick is like the drilling machine and the true knowledge is like the torch light. The torch light cannot be used to drill the wall and the drilling machine cannot be used to throw the darkness from the room. Therefore, a wise doctor threw a squirrel with the hand kept near his ear and successfully made an impression that the squirrel came out from the head through the ear. By this twist, ninety percent (psychological) of headache was removed. The remaining ten percent original headache was removed by applying some mild ointment. Here, you must note that the false psychological headache was removed by false trick and the true original headache was removed by true medicine. If you take the case of Shankara, He never used a lie but the truth is just twisted. The final concept of the true knowledge was brought down in the beginning to break the outer shell of rigid ignorance. Hence, He made only a twist but not created any lie.


The atheist in the time of Shankara stated that God does not exist. Then, Shankara told that the atheist himself is God and hence, God exists since the atheist exists. Shankara told that he is already God and no effort need be done to become God. Only the ignorance that he is not God must be removed, which is the minimum most effort. The atheist accepted this due to attraction to effortless gift and consequently agreed to the existence of God. Here, there is no lie because any human being has the golden chance of becoming God. God can enter any human being and such human being is God like the electrified wire. In fact, Shankara, the human incarnation, is a standing alive example of this concept. Hence, nothing is false since the conversion of the human being into God is totally possible. The place of this concept is in the end of the spiritual journey. Shankara brought down this top most result to the beginning itself and hence, this is called as twist but not lie. In the example of squirrel, throwing out the squirrel is totally a lie. When a lie could be used to uplift a patient, why not truth can be brought down to uplift a person? This twist made the atheist to become theist and to do deep analysis about the God. After sometime, the atheist asked Shankara that the soul is not Omnipotent where as God is Omnipotent. Shankara replied that the power has no meaning since the whole creation is not true.

Again, here, Shankara made a twist and did not tell a lie. This whole creation is not true with respect to the angle of God. But, this is true with respect to the angle of soul. Since soul is God, the creation cannot be true to the soul also. In course of time, the atheist converted into theist and realized that the creation is true for the soul. Shankara could pass through the bolted door but this fellow could not do so. Now, Shankara opened the final truth that God entered Him and not every human being but every human being has this chance. Then, this fellow asked for the procedure to become God. The procedure is revealed and now this fellow followed the procedure, becoming a strong devotee eligible to become human incarnation. In this way, a person developed and reached the goal with the help of these twists. Shankara is Satguru and hence, cared for the spiritual progress of the student using twists. Twist means only the displacement of a true concept from one place to the other, which helps the practical progress of a spiritual aspirant. Such tremendous plan could be done by God only and Shankara was God in human form. No human being can plan like this.


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Hinduism / Why is india always suffering with poverty?
« on: December 10, 2013, 06:49:02 AM »
Why is india always suffering with poverty?

The Indian scholars have developed several tricks to do 'Karma Phala Tyaga’ and keep the fruit with themselves.  For 'Karma Phala Tyaga’, both the human form of Lord and the money (Karma Phala) are required like a paper and pen for a test.  One intellectual way is to offer the food (Karma Phala) to a statue and then eat it as remains but the God has not even eaten a grain.  Another intellectual way is to say that every man is God and the eating of food by a man is considered as eating by God.  So you eat the food and say that God has eaten the food and you say that you have done ‘Karma Phala Tyaga’ to the God.  Such intellectual tricks result in storing all your 'Karma Phalas' with yourself only.  Like this, Indian scholars have covered their greediness by intellectual interpretations.  The heart is full of love and the brain is full of intelligence. Indians have connected brain to God and the heart to their family.  It is reversed in the case of foreigners.  Love results in karma phala tyaga.  But intelligence results in knowledge, praying etc., without practical sacrifice.  This brought poverty to India.  When the wheat flour was blown away by the wind, an Indian scholar says,

“I sacrificed this flour to the Lord”.  Let us take a foreigner. He earns, enjoys and donates for good cause.  He will ask his child to earn and live after certain age.  The family bonds of the foreigners are very weak compared to the Indians.  Hence, huge love is stored in them without much diversion to the family bonds.  Therefore, once they come to know about the Lord fully, they will jump with full intensity of love and devotion.  They reach God quickly by their strong 'Karma Phala Tyaga'.  He does not store even for his children due to such frankness and simplicity in his thoughts. 

God blessed almost all the foreign countries with lot of wealth.  However much knowledge may be rained in India, it does not come into practice.  All the rain on loose soil goes down only.  In foreign countries, when the knowledge is rained, it is converted into practice immediately.  The rain on a rocky soil flows on the surface as a river and becomes useful for all the people.  Even in the path of science foreigners are practical people whereas Indians are theorists.  This is the psychology that is coming in the Indian tradition for the past several generations.  God blessed Indians with lot of intelligence and blessed foreigners with lot of wealth.  Gita says that in whatever path you approach the God, in that same path the God approaches you.

I have told this, so that Indians rectify themselves and make India wealthy by Lord’s grace. It is clear that even the Indian spiritual centers are grown by the sacrifice of foreign funds only. Swami Vivekananda wept loudly, “Why my country with such a rich knowledge suffers with poverty”? This is the answer given by Swami.

 The four dogs around Datta sacrifice work (karma sanyasa) by watching the feet of Datta. The cow which is along with Datta sacrifices its milk (karma phala tyaga) for the Lord even avoiding its calf. Both karma sanyasa and karma phala tyaga put together is called ‘karmayoga’.  Karmayoga is greater than karma sanyasa as per the Gita, which is the service done to the propagation of knowledge and devotion by the Lord. This is the only path to reach Datta.

  Today is 'Guru Purnima' indicating the full moon.  Moon indicates mind.  The full moon indicates the strongest mind i.e., the strongest determination as indicated by the word ‘Purnima’ which should be diverted to Guru Datta.  You should direct all your love towards Guru Datta. That can be proved only by ‘Karma Phala Tyaga’ (Donating the money) i.e., by offering Guru Dakshina.  Lord appeared on Purnima day. So every full moon day is Guru Purnima.  Guru Dakshina proves the real love on the God and not the Pradakshina that is moving around Guru Datta.  Give Guru Dakshina on every Purnima that comes in every month.

Gita goes on stressing on Karma Phala Tyaga by stating "Do Karma.  Do not aspire for the result and for the fruit. Surrender the fruit to me".  In the first chapter of ‘Yoga Vasistam’, even Lord Rama was asked to come with money to offer the Guru Dakshina.  The first mantra of the first Upanishad says, "The whole world is the wealth of the Lord.  Take the minimum requirement.  If you have taken more, return it back to the Lord.  If you claim that the extra belongs to you, you have stolen the wealth of the Lord.  The stolen money will bring you only the sufferings”.

“Gurussakshat parabrahma”. Guru means Sadguru and He is Datta. He takes your sins through food and money you offer to him and can rid you of your sins proportionally so that you will be happy and can do sadhana. SAI told that the bread offered to Him was their sins. One rupee-gurudakshina of a poor man is equal to one lakh of a rich man.  An individual is unable to do this and so scholars do not take meals and money from others. ("Aparigraha vratam''). People never liked to act as priests for the same reason. No one has the patience and power to take the sins of others and so people followed ‘Vaisvadevam’, which means not to take food or anything from others. Only Lord can do this.

The sadguru uses His energy obtained by taking the food offered by you in teaching knowledge. He also uses the money offered by you (Gurudakshina) for propagation of knowledge and devotion to uplift all and in helping poor devotees. Due to this sacrifice, sadguru is called ‘DATTA’ which means ‘sacrifice’.

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