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  1. How can atheistic evolutionary science clarify creation-related matters in scriptures? Dr. Nikhil asked: In a question answered by You on August 27, 2019, about how Allah created living beings as stated in the Quran, You suggested that the devotee should refer to Darwin’s theory of evolution. But Darwin’s theory of evolution and biology in general, does not include God to explain how life evolved. Darwin’s original theory of evolution, which is based on natural selection, later gave way to the ‘modern evolutionary synthesis’, which unified Darwin’s evolution with the genetics of Gregor Mendel. Even this modern evolutionary synthesis is also mainly based on natural selection. Personally, Darwin was most probably a theist. It is said that he lost his faith in traditional Christianity, later in life. But it is claimed that he returned to the Christian faith on deathbed. In any case, he did not explicitly deny God. However, the theory of evolution, be it the original Darwinian evolution or the modern synthesis, is one of the major pieces of evidence that atheists depend on, to claim that life does not need God to evolve. This atheistic view of the origin of life is against the philosophies of all religions including, Islam, Christianity and Hinduism. So, how can the devotee get more clarity about Quranic references related to the creation of life by God from the atheistic evolutionary science?] Swami replied: O Learned and Devoted Servants of God! I am not criticizing the theory of evolution or any other discovery of science because I am also a scientist. I fully believe in the value of science, which is based on experimental validation and not on mere theoretical imagination. Let us understand the respective roles of science and spirituality through the example of making coffee. I agree with the scientific procedure involved in the preparation of a cup of coffee. I am not denying the scientific laws of heat transfer in heating the water and milk. I also agree with the scientific laws related to the solubility of sugar and coffee powder in the hot mixture. I am only giving additional information about why the coffee was prepared in the first place. This is the role of spirituality. I am telling you that a person had a headache and wanted to drink coffee. So, he went to the kitchen, prepared the coffee and drank it. The person is the intellectual cause of the coffee (nimittam). The details about all the inert materials and processes like water, milk, heating, sugar and coffee powder are the material cause of the coffee (upādānam). The scientist only describes the material cause. I am not opposing that part at all. I am only adding the remaining part of the explanation, which makes the scientist’s part meaningful. The scientist cannot say that the milk got a headache and wished to become a cup of coffee! As you (Dr. Nikhil) are well-aware, this example of preparing coffee has been given by a wise western philosopher. There are some philosophies, who treat God only as intellectual cause of creation and the basic inert energy as the material cause. I have completed the story of creation only as per such philosophies. Of course, the main philosophy says that God is omnipotent and so, He acts as both the intellectual cause as well as the material cause (abhinna nimittopādānam). There is no worldly example to explain this main philosophy since there is no omnipotent entity in this imaginable world. The magical creation of an object by a magician can be given as an example, but with certain limitations. The main limitation is the magic is not true, it is a trick. It is just that we, as spectators, are unable to know the hidden techniques used by the magician. But if we assume that the magical creation of the object by the magician is a true creation, it can be treated to be the perfect example of God creating the world. Actually, if you want an exact example, it is also available in this world. It is the case of a genuine miracle performed by the mere will of a God-man (Human Incarnation of God). The God-man Himself is both the intellectual and material cause of the miracle. The point to be noted here is that this example is not different from the original concept. The original concept is the unimaginable God creating the world. The case of the God-man performing the miracle is the mediated God creating an item miraculously. In both cases, God alone is both the intellectual and material cause of the created item. This is an advanced concept in the spiritual knowledge and I am not getting into its details to avoid confusion, at this initial state. So, in this matter, I prefer to stick to the basic philosophy mentioned by Me initially, according to which, God is the intellectual cause and some primary inert material is the material cause of creation (world). As per this philosophy, God is like the potter who creates the pot out of mud. At this stage, the establishment of the existence of God is important and this basic philosophy is sufficient for the purpose. =============== -By Shri Datta Swami (Visit our website: www.universal-spirituality.org) Universal Spirituality for World Peace
  2. Is the experience of the world useful in spiritual knowledge? [Reply to a question by Shri Balaji] Swami replied: The answer to this question is a full yes. For every concept in spiritual knowledge, there is an excellent example in the world. This means that from worldly experience itself, the entire spiritual knowledge can be built up. We have seen that issue-devotion (love for one’s children) is the strongest and that one’s devotion to God stands in competition against it. The final success lies in conquering the love for one’s children with the devotion that one has for God. We realize that we should love God, even if God gives us negative results, just like our unshakable love for our issues does not diminish, even if they turn against us! Our worldly experience tells us that the love or service of the highest value is that in which the desire for selfish benefit is absent. When a father comes to know that his son is serving him without aspiriing for anything in return, he is highly pleased. Similarly, when our devotion is free of the aspiration for any fruit in return from God, God is highly pleased with us. Such aspiration-free devotion is of the highest value. A fan of a political leader who commits suicide on the death of the leader, stands as the best example for the climax of devotion to God. God has created this world in which various examples exist. On proper analysis, they can be used as correct similes or analogies to understand spiritual knowledge. They make the understanding of the spiritual concepts most effective. Worldly knowledge thus helps the soul understand spiritual knowledge. When worldly examples are given as comparisons, they bring full clarity to our understanding of subtle spiritual concepts. =============== -By Shri Datta Swami (Visit our website: www.universal-spirituality.org) Universal Spirituality for World Peace
  3. Why I am not declaring Myself as Human Incarnation At the time of departure to Bombay,the devotee asked Swami Why dont you declare yourself clearly that you are the present Human Incarnation? Swami replied Buddha did not speak even about God and therefore, there is no question of the topic of the human incarnation. Therefore, Buddha was safe. Mohammed denied the concept of human incarnation and declared Himself as only the Messenger of God. Any body can be become Messenger and therefore, Mohammed was also safe. Lord Krishna emphasized on the concept of Human Incarnation through out Gita, but Krishna told that He is the Human Incarnation only to Arjuna and not to any other person. Therefore, Krishna was also safe. Jesus told that He is the Human Incarnation by telling that He and His Father are one and the same. He told this to many people and this news spread everywhere. This statement is in Bible and Bible is His message given to the public. For this statement He was brutally killed. Now, if I state the same in the present time, crucification may not be there due to improved legal atmosphere, but people will laugh at Me and will say that I am mad and should be admitted into a mental hospital. Of course this does not mean that I have accepted and stated that I am the human incarnation. Assuming that I am the Human Incarnation I am telling this. Let this not be taken as My declaration. This only means no human incarnation will declare himself as God after the crucification of Jesus. Since then God is terribly afraid of such declaration. Therefore, even if I am the real human incarnation I will not declare it. If I am not the human incarnation I should not declare it. Therefore, in any case I cannot declare this.
  4. Miracles and human incarnation Miracles are done even by demons and black magicians and therefore cannot be the identifying marks of God. Miracles alone are not sufficient to detect the Lord. Krishna is identified by not miracles but by excellent knowledge of Gita. Krishna lifted the mountain but Ravana also lifted the Kailasa Mountain. You should not test God by demanding miracles and this was told by Jesus to Satan, when Satan asked Him to convert the stone into bread. The saint asks Me to kill him and give him life again as proof. In the history of human incarnations no body asked like this and no human incarnation did like this. If such challenge is thrown, a demon will certainly come forward with a miracle. Lord Krishna killed several evil people but never gave life to them. Due to His plan only, Abhimanyu was killed. When Subhadra asked to give life to him, He refused. But He gave life to Parikshit and brought back the dead son of His Guru. He did miracles in the case of exceptionally deserving devotees only, but not on any challenge. Whenever the devotee deserves and the Lord by Himself wishes, any miracle can take place spontaneously. Sukracharaya knows to give life to a killed person but he is not God. Vatapi and Ilala were demons. Ilala kills Vatapi and serves him as food to the guest. Then Ilala calls Vatapi. Vatapi becomes alive and comes out by tearing the stomach of guest. Does this means that they are God? The saint told that Krishna only created, maintained and dissolved the Universe, which is an exceptional miracle. But Krishna did not dissolve all this Universe and created it again keeping you separately as a spectator. He only showed the cosmic form as a vision to Arjuna. In the vision He created the Universe, maintained it and finally dissolved it. During this vision the universe is not affected. Even Durroyadhana saw it and discarded it as hypnotic illusion. Arjuna believed the vision for some time. Udanka appreciated the vision forever. Of course, this vision proves that Krishna is God. Since Veda and Brahma sutra also gives this as the super most miracle of identification which is not possible for any body except God. On one Guru Purnima day I was giving a divine discourse and suddenly I stood for five minutes silently in highly excited state. Then I sat again in the chair. I asked two devotees in the crowd to tell what they saw simultaneously. Both of them told that they had the vision of cosmic form (Viswaroopam). Of course, God in Me gave that vision and I have nothing to do with it. If God is not in Me how that vision was given? How I identified only those two devotees? How I said that both of them had the same vision and they should explain it to other devotees? If one person gets the vision it may be illusion. How the same illusion is created to both the devotees simultaneously. The analysis made me also believe that God (Parabrahman) is present in Me. When God is given to the devotees through human body He is called as Datta. Veda also says that the special divine knowledge comes form God only (Satyam Jananam, Prajnanam..). Gita also says the same (Jnanitvatmaiva…..). I gave importance to these aspects in analyzing that God is in Me to give this special knowledge and that special vision. Of course, Duroyodhana discarded even that as hypnotiam. Brahma sutras also tell these two aspects as the identifying marks (Janmadyasya…, Sastrayonitvat). _________________ www.universal-spirituality.org Universal Spirituality for World Peace
  5. The Father & Jesus Jesus is said to be born to only mother without Father. He always praised Father and did not regard His mother so much. When a lady cried that His mother is great, He said that the follower of the instruction of His Father is really great. What is the inner meaning of all this? Does this mean that He disregarded His mother and praised the non-existing Father? No. In His language the Father is God. The mother is the primordial energy. He has gone to the final stage of divine knowledge and realized that God is the root of the root cause. An atheist does not accept Father and believes in the sole existence of mother (nature). A theist believes in both. A realized devotee believes only God, since the nature is also created by God. Without realizing this inner concept, the Christianity is divided into two schools of son and mother taking everything in physical sense. The son of virgin means the concept of science, which says that a child is produced from Nature which is in the form of parents. In science, both mother and father are equally important representing the sperm and ovum. This is the material sense, which is not here. In spiritual sense, both are nature or mother only. There are so many couples without children. The will of God is the father without which no child is produced. But God is hidden always and is inferred by knowledge. This point is represented in the example of father and mother even in physical sense. Therefore, Jesus caught the root of root cause, who is the God or divine Father and not this primordial energy or mother up to which only science can go based on perceptional analysis. This does not mean that Jesus really disregarded His mother and this explanation also does not mean that one should disregard the mother. In the physical sense both are equal because both are mother only in spiritual sense. God is the father in the spiritual sense, who is the hidden cause in both the concept and simile. www.universal-spirituality.org Universal Spirituality for World Peace
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    Salvation The liberated soul, who came down in a role to this earth along with the Lord to enjoy this world-drama by direct participation invites both happiness and misery simultaneously like sweet and hot dishes in the meals. Anything bores if it is continuous. Entertainment does not bore even if it is continuous. But entertainment through continuous happiness or continuous misery bores. A picture either with continuous scenes of happiness or with continuous scenes of misery bores and the entertainment also bores. Entertainment should be same as a product but the sources of entertainment should change. You cannot entertain yourself with continuous sweet dishes or continuous hot dishes. Such continuous entertainment is called Bliss or Ananda. The word Ananda means continuous happiness (Aa samantat Nandayati Iti). If the happiness is a product, it is continuous. If it is the source it is discontinuous. Therefore, you can be continuously happy, if your happiness is the product of alternating misery and happiness. You are happy, when you get happiness. But you should be happy when you get the misery also. You must enjoy both sweet and hot. You must be happy to praise and abuse, profit and loss, life and death, sincerity and cheating etc. This world is already arranged with these alternating sweet and hot items. If you can enjoy both, you are always happy during your life and after death. This is the state of God and is also the state of a liberated soul, who accompanies the Lord to this world. The king visited the cinema along with his family. All the family members including the king enjoy both the happy scenes and tragic scenes. This is equality of the liberated soul with the God in the cinema hall. When the cinema is over, king is king and servant is servant. The spiritual journey is to transform yourself from ignorant soul to realized soul and finally to become the liberated soul which is called as the complete salvation. You have to be dear and near to God to become a liberated soul. This transformation is possible by His grace only. His grace comes only when you are in true path. You can go in the true path if you get the true knowledge from Him only. This is the divine cycle. The true path is selfless service through words, mind, intelligence and work and fruit of work. Such five-fold service is rendered by you to your body and your family members. An ignorant soul is controlled by ignorance, which is real. A realized soul has neither ignorance nor the grace of God. This middle stage comes because, in this stage, the soul serves the Lord through words, mind and intelligence but not through work and fruit of work. The service is theoretical but not practical. In this stage, the coverage of ignorance (Avaranam) is removed but the practical effect (Vikshepa) is not removed. He realizes the Truth but is unable to practice it. In the final stage Gods grace dawns on him and the ignorance is removed theoretically and practically. The ignorance may exist in this stage also as a helper for the full entertainment. Such ignorance may appear real from the view of liberated soul also, but it will be removed by God whenever the scheduled duration ends. Such real ignorance is imposed by God also on Himself, which goes after the fixed schedule ends. www.universal-spirituality.org Universal Spirituality for World Peace
  7. Please careful before God Whenever, you pray the Lord, be careful about the meaning of the prayer. You must utter that only, which you can really practice. In the prayer you say that the Lord is every thing for you. You cannot practice this. You cannot prove this as long as the Lord remains formless or in the energetic form or as the statue. But when the Lord comes in the human form and asks you to sacrifice a little for His sake, you will go back. For this inconvenience only you deny the human form. You like the statue or formless aspect of or energetic form of God because they cannot ask you for any proof of your prayer. You want that God should believe your prayer and should blindly sanction whatever you ask. You think that God is innocent and should believe whatever you say without any practical proof or test. This is the main reason for the denial of human form of God. When you offer the food to the Lord, the formless God or the energetic form or the statue will not take even a single particle of your offered food. But if you offer the same food to the human form, you will not get back a single particle to eat. This is the reason for denying the human form of the Lord. First you must be sure of the extent of value you give to God. Then, you must be sure of the extent of your faith when you meet the human incarnation and in recognizing Him as the Lord. If you have full value for the Lord and if you recognize the human incarnation, the full value to God must be proved practically in the case of that human incarnation. If you have full value for God but do not recognize the human incarnation, then there is no opportunity for you to prove your full faith to God. In such case your full value to God is false and you are Hippocratic. Jesus gave full value to God and sacrificed His life for the sake of God. In the end He told the Lord that His will should be done. When He accepted the will of God to be done, He did not feel adversely in the crucification. Since the crucification was the will of the Lord He followed it sincerely because He told that His will must be done. Therefore, whatever is told must be practiced. During crucification He never asked the Lord to protect Him and stop the crucification. If He had asked for it, it would have been stopped immediately by the miraculous power of the God. Therefore, unless you have the determination of practice you should not utter any thing before the Lord. Once you utter you must follow it at least in the case of the Lord. Most of our prayers are lies only and even one percent cannot be practiced. By doing such false prayers one invokes the anger of the Lord only and not the grace of the Lord. Whatever value you have for the God should be proved in practice and such value only should be mentioned in your words while praying the Lord. Whatever, little love you have for God, mention that much only in words. The God will not be displeased for your little love. In fact He is more pleased because you are telling truth before Him. There are some people who call every greater human being as the Lord. The purpose of such usage is only to have some benefit from that greater human being. Thus, the word Lord has become means to achieve the selfish ends in the hands of clever materialistic people. The false human incarnations may be trapped by such clever people. But the real human incarnation will get reversed.
  8. You should know the relevant worship of God Relevant worship in this world means worship of the form of God, which is relevant to this world of humanity. Such a relevant form is only the human form of God(Shri Dattaswami). Irrelevant worship means worship of the irrelevant form of God for this humanity. Worship of energetic forms of God like Vishnu, Shiva etc. is irrelevant for the humanity. Such energetic forms are relevant to the upper worlds in which the souls existing in energetic forms stay. The angels and the departed souls from this world are the energetic bodies containing the souls. The energetic form of God is relevant to the upper world and is irrelevant to this world of humanity. Direct worship means the worship of the alive human form of God (Shri Dattaswami) in this world by the human beings or the worship of alive energetic form of God in the upper world by the souls existing in energetic bodies. Indirect worship here or in the upper world means the worship of statues and photos representing the energetic forms or human forms of God. Relevant–direct worship means the worship of human form of God by human beings in this world or the worship of energetic form of God by the souls existing in energetic bodies in the upper worlds. Relevant–indirect worship means the worship of statues and photos of human incarnations in this world or the worship of statues and photos of energetic forms of God in the upper world. Irrelevant–direct worship means the worship of the energetic form of God that appears in this world at the end of long penance. Such worship can be for very short period only. Irrelevant–indirect worship means the worship of statues and photos of the energetic forms of God in this world or worship of statues and photos of human incarnations in the upper world. Out of all these four types of worship, relevant–direct worship is the best. The next best here is irrelevant-direct worship, which can be for very short period only. The next best here is relevant–indirect worship in which the merit is that at least the relevant form is selected. Worship of statue of Krishna in this world comes under this category. The merit is that a human form of God is selected instead of the irrelevant energetic form of God. The devotees of ISKCON society come in this group. The merit is that they have identified the importance of the relevant human form of God instead of the irrelevant energetic form like Vishnu. The defect in them is that they are worshipping the statue of Krishna only, which does not receive the worship. Lord Krishna clearly said in the Gita that He will come in human form to this world again and again (Yadaa yadaahi …). They should search for the human form of God in this generation, which has different name and different form. The same unimaginable God (Parabramha), who charged the form of Krishna, also charges the present alive human form (Shri Dattaswami) in this generation. These devotees have 50% merit and 50% defect. The ISKCON devotees stand on their statement of the Gita, which says that Krishna asks the devotees to worship Him only. But, they forget one important point here, which is that this statement refers to the devotees present in the time of Krishna. The devotees alive at the time of Krishna can worship Krishna only so that their worship becomes relevant-direct worship. This important point is missing and hence, the ISKCON devotees are misled to worship the statue of Krishna. The devotees here, worshipping the statue of Lord Vishnu, come under the last category of irrelevant-indirect worship. Such devotees have 100% defect. The devotees coming under the category of irrelevant–direct worship are also 50% meritorious and 50% defective like ISKCON devotees. The 50% merit in these devotees is that they worship directly but the 50% defect is that they worship the irrelevant form of God, which appears after long strenuous penance for a very short period only. Therefore, such worship can be only temporary.
  9. The best worship of God The best worship in this world is the worship of the present alive relevant human form (Shri Dattaswami) directly. The identification of such human incarnation is by Its (Shri Dattaswami’s) wonderful knowledge only. The reason is that the true knowledge alone can lead you to the goal in the spiritual path. Miracles should not be taken as the identification because miracles only mislead you in the wrong direction since you are always tempted to use the miraculous power to solve your selfish problems. Moreover, miracles are exhibited even by demons and evil people having black magic also by attaining the power of God. The power of God is transferrable but not the knowledge of God. Hence, the Vedas say that knowledge alone is the identification mark of God (Satyam Jnanam…, Prajnanam…). Knowledge is said to be the characteristic of Sattvam. This does not mean that the incarnations of the deity of Sattvam, Lord Vishnu, alone preach knowledge. Even the incarnations of Bramha and Shiva preach knowledge. No incarnation is without preaching the knowledge. Mandana Mishra, the incarnation of Bramha, was a great scholar in philosophy. Shankara, the incarnation of Shiva was another great scholar in philosophy. Bramha is the deity of Rajas and Shiva is the deity of Tamas. Every quality of these three qualities contains the other two qualities also and there cannot be a single quality without the other two qualities. The scriptures say this point. Preaching this spiritual knowledge is the main characteristic of human incarnation of God. Based on this reason only, Ravana was rejected to be the human incarnation of God due to absence of preaching the spiritual knowledge even though the exhibition of miracles existed in him.
  10. For identifying present human form of God(Shri Dattaswami) what you should do Why you are not able to recognise God in human form (Shri Dattaswami) Rajas is the source of ego, which is the projection of self. Tamas is the source of jealousy, which is the denial of the greatness of others. The ego and jealousy are the covering layers of the two eyes with the help of which only you can see and identify the present human incarnation. Absence of ignorance is Sattvam, which only represents the pure devotion to God in which the self is completely forgotten and the greatness of the human incarnation alone prevails in the mind. Almost all the human beings are affected by the ego and jealousy and as a result they are unable to recognize the alive human incarnation. Even if they recognize, in no time the infection of ego and jealousy affects the two eyes and hence, based on the intensity of infection, the negligence and in course of time even the enmity result. The human form of God (Shri Dattaswami) also is not much bothered about this infection because such a situation of infection favors Him to lead undisturbed role in this world. If everybody recognizes the human incarnation as God, the play of God acting as a normal person gets disturbed. Of course, the human incarnation (Shri Dattaswami) reveals the whole truth in preaching the spiritual knowledge. Apart from this preaching, God in human form (Shri Dattaswami) will not put any supernatural effort to protect the devotee from this infection of Maya. God derives more and more enjoyment only when He leads a normal life in this world without His identification. Due to this, only one in millions succeeds in identifying the alive human incarnation and in retaining the faith in It without the infection. You can count such successful devotees on fingers like Lakshmana, Hanuman, Sita, Radha etc.
  11. You are neglecting the very God (Shri Dattaswami) present infront of you in human form Bramhavidya or Bramhajnanam means only the identification of the alive human form of God(Shri Dattaswami) present before your eyes. The whole difficulty in this identification lies in the point that the alive human incarnation (Shri Dattaswami) is just before your eyes, talking and moving with you like your friend. You are searching for the Kohinoor diamond everywhere but it is just present on your table acting as a paper weight! You are neglecting the paper weight and searching for the diamond everywhere in the sky. If it is hidden somewhere, the search and research become meaningful. Krishna was present before Arjuna from the childhood. Arjuna asked Krishna about the possibility of Krishna preaching the Sun in the beginning of the world since Krishna was recently born. Arjuna went to Himalayas to do long penance for Lord Shiva for the future victory in the war. He was unable to know the value of Krishna present before his eyes. He was unable to know that Krishna Himself was Shiva. Therefore, the whole problem in finding out God does not lie in finding out some specific special place of God. It lies only in the point that you are searching for that specific and special place of God while God (Shri Dattaswami) is standing before your eyes! ==
  12. Yajna shall be done to God in human form present infront of you Food shall be given first to Divine preacher (God in human form) in Yajna ­THE CORRECT WAY OF PERFORMING YAJNA Types of Yajnas O Learned and Devoted Servants of God, [A Vedic Scholar, who presided over a meeting called as ‘Veda Vidvat Sabha’, stated that the reason for draught and floods is the non-performance of sacrifices in these days in which the ghee is poured in the fire. Swami ridiculed this and gave the following message.] Burning ghee in the fire leads to environmental pollution, which causes the draught and flood. These ignorant people state that the cause and promoter of a disease itself is the remedial medicine. If you eat the sweet, the blood sugar will raise causing damage to heart and kidneys. The patient is already in serious condition due to damage of heart and kidneys. A foolish doctor says that more sweets should be eaten to save the patient. Perhaps, the doctor is correct in the sense that the patient will die soon and he will get relief from the suffering of the disease! The climax of the joke is that the above conclusion is drawn in the Veda Vidvat Sabha. The Veda means Knowledge. Vidvat means the Scholar of such divine knowledge of the scripture. Here, the Knowledge is stressed twice by the two words ‘Veda’ and ‘Vidvat’. The conclusion shows total ignorance of the Veda since the fundamental concept is missing. An error in the foundation will pervade into all the floors of the building and the whole building gets cracked. The fundamental concept of the Veda is to serve the food to the Divine Preacher, who is the incarnation of God (Agnou karana), to the devoted human beings (Brahmana Bhojana) and finally, to other livings beings like birds and animals (Pinda pradana). The food is prepared by God from the five inert elements for the sake of living beings. If you throw such food into inert elements like fire, earth etc., you are insulting God. Pouring milk into pores of the earth is also foolish. In such case, all the effort of God to synthesize food from the inert materials becomes waste. Food is essential for life since it generates energy in the living being with the help of which only one preaches the knowledge and the other hears the knowledge to practice it. The total essence of the sacrifice is serving food to the Divine Preacher followed by serving food to devotees, elder people like parents and other invited guests and finally serving food to birds and animals. Serving food to the Divine Preacher is called ‘Brahma Yajna’. Serving food to Scholars is called ‘Rushi Yajna’. Serving food to devotees is called ‘Deva Yajna’. Serving food to old people is called ‘Pitru Yajna’. Serving food to other invited guests is called ‘Manushya Yajna’. Serving food to birds and animals is called ‘Bhoota Yajna’. Finally, eating to maintain the self is called ‘Atma Yajna’. The first is ‘Brahma Yajna’ in which the Divine Preacher or the human incarnation is served. He is the Director of your practice in the entire life by which you are benefitted here and there. This is the reason why the post of Director is the top most position in any institution. Once the correct direction is given, the employees work in correct lines and the institution succeeds. Such greatest Divine Preacher should be served with the best food in the beginning itself. Since He is to be served first He is called ‘Agni’. The word ‘Agni’ comes from the word ‘Agri’, which means the first to be served. Therefore, such Divine Preacher is the meaning of the word ‘Agni’ and not the physical fire. Brahma means God and service to Him is service to God and therefore, such service is called as ‘Brahma Yajna’. The best food is the food prepared using excess of ghee. Ghee does not mean pure ghee and it means only the food prepared with excess of ghee. People have slipped in taking the meaning of these two words ‘Agni’ and ‘Ghrutam’. Ignorant people have taken the ‘Agni’ for physical fire and ‘Ghrutam’ for pure ghee and they have started pouring the ghee in the Fire.
  13. All the scarifices in the yajna should be done to alive god in human form only Serve Bhokta by food liked by him in ceremonies Even in the ceremonies of departed souls, you must satisfy the person eating the food (Bhokta) and serve him with the items liked by him. If he is satisfied, the effect of such satisfaction called as ‘Apoorvam’ or ‘Punyam’ saves the departed souls. You need not force the eater to eat the items liked by the departed soul. It is foolish ignorance since there is no connection between the eater and the departed soul. In the sacrifice performed by the followers of Rigveda, there is no physical fire. The food is placed in the palm of the eater (Pani Homa) and burning the food in the fire is only developed later on due to ignorance of the Scripture. If you understand the meaning of the first hymn of the first Veda (Rigveda), you have understood the meaning of all the four Vedas. The first Veda introduced the main concept in the first hymn itself, attacking the fundamental ignorance. The first hymn is ‘Agni Meele Purohitam, Yajnasya Devamrutvijam, Hotaaram Ratna Dhaatamam’. The translation of this hymn is: I praise the Agni, who is ‘Purohita’, the deity to be worshipped in the sacrifice, the priest, the performer of the sacrifice and the possessor of the greatest gem. If you analyze this verse, you can easily understand that the meaning of the word Agni is only a living human being and not the inert fire. All the adjectives of the Agni stress again and again that Agni means only a specific special human being(Human form of God present infrotn of you). One important adjective is that Agni is said to be the performer of pouring the ghee in the fire. The inert fire cannot pour the ghee in it by itself. The ghee is poured only by a living being. You may argue that by this explanation, the pouring of ghee in inert fire is not contradicted. This argument is rejected because the human being can pour the ghee (eat the food prepared by ghee) in the hunger fire called ‘Vaisvanara’ existing in his own stomach. Burning the ghee in fire is objected by another Vedic statement that food should not be wasted or destroyed (Annam Naparichekshita). The Divine Preacher Himself can be compared to the fire, Who burns the ignorance and in the comparison through metaphor, you can say that the Preacher is Fire. This is stated in the Veda also (Aagneyovai Brahmanah). From all angles, the Preacher eating the ghee-food in the beginning is the most correct interpretation. He is called as Purohita, since He helps you here itself before your death. After the death, you will go to the upper world called as Bhoga Loka where you cannot practice anything. Only here, in this Karma Loka, you can do any practice. For practice, right direction is essential, which comes only from the true knowledge of the Divine Preacher. He is the God of your sacrifice or service, since He is the human form of God. He is the Priest since He directs you in the right path. He is the possessor of the true knowledge, which is the most valuable gem helping you here and there. The essence of this first hymn is only to say that ‘Agni’ means the present alive Human Incarnation and not the inert fire. The inert fire is lit in the beginning only to cook the food. Fire is only the helping instrument (Saadhanam) but not the goal of worship (Upaasya) in the sacrifice. This fire ignited in the beginning for cooking is misunderstood as the deity of the worship since there was no separate kitchen in the ancient hut (Aashrama). The fire is lit in the east-south corner of the single room and hot cooked food was served then and there itself. The fire was continuously burning to avoid the entry of cruel animals from the forest and the continuous smoke always repelled the mosquitoes. In the Bhagavatam, Kapila, the incarnation of God, says that only fool pours ghee in the physical fire. Lord Krishna also disturbed the blind practice of burning the food in the fire by asking it to satisfy the hunger. As per the Veda (Yaavateervai…) all the deities dwell in the body of the Divine Preacher, who are satisfied by the food eaten by the Divine Preacher and give rains in the proper time to the world. In this way the sacrifice is really the reason for the rain (Yajnaath bhavati… Gita). In the misunderstood sense, the ghee burnt in the fire producing smoke pollutes the environment and stops the rain! Do not waste food in fire during Yajna In the Bhagavatam, Kapila, the incarnation of God, says that only fool pours ghee in the physical fire. Lord Krishna also disturbed the blind practice of burning the food in the fire by asking it to satisfy the hunger. As per the Veda (Yaavateervai…) all the deities dwell in the body of the Divine Preacher, who are satisfied by the food eaten by the Divine Preacher and give rains in the proper time to the world. In this way the sacrifice is really the reason for the rain (Yajnaath bhavati… Gita). In the misunderstood sense, the ghee burnt in the fire producing smoke pollutes the environment and stops the rain!
  14. Wrong scientific develpment& atheism leads to distruction of society Evil Effects of Extraordinary Amenities O Learned and Devoted Servants of God, Modern people think that most of the funds must be spent on the development and applications of technical education, which supports the basic needs of materialistic life. Obviously, the Government also is in the same line of the people. These people criticize the ancient Governments, which have spent lot of funds on the useless spiritual education, which do not contribute anything to the material life. The modern people think that spiritual knowledge is just theoretical tautology without any practical application to the society unlike the practical subjects of science and technology. This type of conclusion is erroneous since the application of this theoretical spiritual knowledge has tremendous applications in the perfect control of the society, which is totally absent today, resulting in terrible chaos of the society. With the help of science and technology, you have provided the extraordinary amenities in the life, which unfortunately result in environmental pollution that is likely to lead to the total end of the humanity on this earth. This also created ambition in the mind of humanity to achieve such dangerous and foolish amenities, which not only result in global destruction, but also affect adversely the individual health also. Therefore, the line of the progress in the modern education is totally negative. I agree that the ancient kings never concentrated on science and technology, but this is not a defect and instead, this should be treated as merit due to avoiding such above said negative effects. On the other hand, the concentration on the spiritual education, which you treat as defect, is a tremendous merit if you have the capacity of proper analysis and proper understanding. Spiritual Education Controls Ambition The spiritual education established the faith in the unimaginable God that results in the fear for sin. No separate controlling systems like judiciary and police were needed to arrest the sin. The sin is eradicated at its birth itself and today corruption, which is an unimaginable sin, is the sole reason for the present chaos and it is not controlled by any powerful machinery since any machinery is infected by corrosion. I agree that the subject about the God is purely theoretical logic, but, its application is unbelievable! Since God is unimaginable due to lack of spatial dimensions, the subject of God has no trace of provision for experimental science and technology, which deal only with imaginable and spatial items. What is the harm if the nature of the subject is like that? In such case, why don’t you remove such theoretical subjects like literature, history, politics, economics etc., from the present education system? These subjects are valid due to their practical applications. Before the practical application of spiritual knowledge, the practical applications of the above mentioned arts subjects are almost nothing. The reason is that the application of spiritual knowledge brings self control on the sin and present chaos. For such overall important value of the application only, the ancient governments have given lot of stress on spiritual knowledge and we should decide whether they were foolish or we are foolish. The spiritual education accommodates the normal growth of science and technology, which is the basic potentiality of employment. It resists only the undue over growth of science and technology that results in global destruction and the destruction of individual health. The spiritual knowledge by its very inherent nature controls the ambition for the unnecessary and dangerous amenities, which is responsible for this cancer of corruption. The unimaginable boundary of the Universe is a practical proof for the existence of unimaginable God. Once this basic concept is established, even the atheists fear for doing the sin following the benefit of doubt of the 50:50 probability by avoiding the risk to err on the safe side. Otherwise, in the absence of such spiritual knowledge, everybody will become atheist and the fear for the sin is limited to courts and police only, which are also almost ineffective due to the infection of corruption and also due to the present development of several clever techniques of escape.
  15. O Learned and Devoted Servants of God, In the spiritual path, the aspirant should be in the stage of a householder (Grihastha). Then only, God can test him or her whether the human being can practically sacrifice these three strong bonds (Eeshanatrayam), which are Dhaneshana: Bond with money and wealth Daareshana: Bond with wife or husband Putreshana: Bond with issues. When the human being is in the atmosphere of these three bonds, then only, the testing can be done by God. For this purpose, you should be a householder and not a saint, who is far from these bonds. You can evaluate a student, who has appeared for the examination and submitted the answer script. Such a student is like the householder. A saint, who avoids these bonds, is completely out of the context of testing like a student, who does not attend the examination at all. Therefore, such a saint is not greater than the householder. The student not attending the examination is not greater than even the student, who has failed after attending the examination. Therefore, even the householder, who failed in the test of God, is greater than the saint. The saint, who thinks that he is greatest among the human beings, is totally false. There is a famous joke. One circus master is passing through burning rings by jump. He is gradually reducing the size of the burning ring and as the size decreased, more risk is faced. Hence, the public seeing this feat gave more and more claps as the size of the ring is reduced. One fellow, seeing this feat, thought that the greatness of the jumper increases as the radius of the burning ring decreases. The person thought that if the radius is zero, the jump will be greatest because the radius is in the stage of least reduction. Therefore, he made a jump without the ring at all and expected claps from the public in greatest level. But, unfortunately, not even a single person clapped! The state of such person is the state of the saint. Gopikas were householders and reached the highest place called Goloka by sacrificing these three strong bonds for the sake of Lord Krishna. Even Hanuman married Suvarchala, the daughter of the Sun. He got a son called ‘Matsyavallabha’. This means that even Hanuman became the householder. This indicates that even Hanuman appeared for the examination. Therefore, no saint should think that the householder is lower than his or her status since the fact is that the status of the saint is lower than the status of the householder. Shankara remained as saint since He has to walk to all places in India for the propagation of spiritual knowledge and becoming a householder disturbs this Divine program. They are exceptional since they are Incarnations of God and not the normal spiritual aspirants. Every spiritual aspirant must become a householder, face the testing done by God and pass the examination.
  16. UNIVERSAL SPIRITUALITY FOR WORLD PEACE – Shri. Datta Swami O Learned and Devoted Servants of God! Hinduism is a mini representative model of the unity among various religions in the world. There are different philosophies within Hinduism as there are different religions in the world. Unity within Hinduism represents the removal of different walls in the house to make all the rooms united into one big hall. Unity among religions in the world is like uniting all such big halls to make the one biggest hall. In Hinduism, the Advaita philosophy of Shankara stands for the monism of God and the soul. The Vishishta Advaita philosophy of Ramanuja speaks of the soul as an inseparable part of God. The Dvaita philosophy of Madhva speaks about the total difference between God and the soul. The basic point here is that these three philosophies apply only to the Human Incarnation of God, in which the unimaginable God has charged the imaginable soul in that human body. These philosophies do not refer the case of an ordinary soul and God. When the invisible current charges the visible metallic wire, both can be treated as one and also as different. This basic point has been forgotten and the quarrels started. Similarly, the unity among all the religions of the world can be achieved by understanding that there is only one unimaginable God charging different visible-imaginable human forms like Krishna, Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed etc. Since God is basically unimaginable, there can be only one God since the existence of two ‘unimaginables’ is absurd. Imaginable items can be many, but such imaginable (visible) items can be only different media for the entry of God. They cannot be God Himself. Rigid conservatism can be refuted by a powerful argument in this way: If Jesus alone is the Savior, His message, the Bible, should have been propagated to all countries simultaneously. India was discovered only in the 17th century by the West and so 17 generations passed away without the fortune of coming in contact with the Holy Bible. The poor souls have gone to hell for no fault of theirs. Had the opportunity been given to them, at least some of them might have been saved. This clearly shows the partiality of God for confining His message only to Jerusalem for 1700 years. God is only one since every religion says that only one God created this entire Earth and there is only one Earth. The one God, Father of all humanity, should not be partial. Rigid conservatives of any religion have no answer for this absurd conclusion. This reasoning applies equally to every conservative religion. But there is an answer from our side, which is: The same God came to all countries in different human forms giving the same message in different languages. Hence, God cannot be blamed for being partial. You cannot say that an unimaginable item cannot exist. The boundary of the universe is unimaginable. Even scientists accept it. Hence, there is no objection for the existence of the unimaginable God. Similarly, the existence of hell need not be rejected just because I cannot show you the exact location of hell in space. You too have not shown Me the absence of hell in this infinite space! Therefore, a 50-50 probability of the existence of hell must be admitted. In that case, it is better to assume the existence of hell and avoid sin. A wise blind man will err on the safe side and turn back immediately, if hears two contradictory statements: one saying that there is a fire ahead in his path and the other that there is no fire in his path. Today, powerful logical knowledge is required in philosophy since the analytical faculty of the public is well-developed due to the growth of science. Lord Dattatreya, the Universal Preacher, is always ready with such knowledge to face the need of the time.
  17. God is Unimaginable O Learned and Devoted Servants of God! The Veda says that God is unimaginable—beyond words, mind, intelligence and even imagination (Yato vacho…, Manasaa saha…, Yobuddheh paratah…, Atarkyah…). If God is thought to be imaginable, then due to the multiplicity in imaginable items, people consider different imaginable items such as light, sun, space etc. to be God, since each person is fascinated by different imaginable items. This leads to different philosophies and religions, resulting in quarrels, disturbance of world peace and sometimes even terrorism. There cannot be two ‘unimaginables’ since you cannot differentiate one ‘unimaginable’ from the other. The unimaginable entity must be only ONE. Hence, the unimaginable God must be only ONE. Moreover, there can be oneness only in the case of the unimaginable. Once an item is imaginable, it can be differentiated from another imaginable item in this world and this results in multiplicity. Every religion says that their God alone created this earth and humanity on it. But unfortunately, there is only one earth and hence, there must be only one God, who is the Father of this entire humanity!
  18. The Impartial God Incarnates in All Places and Times This one unimaginable God incarnates different countries in different human forms to propagate the same contents of the same syllabus of spiritual knowledge in different languages following the different cultures. In this way, from the beginning of creation, God preached the same syllabus simultaneously in all countries on this earth. Hence, there is no partiality on the part of God, who is the impartial Divine Father of this humanity. But every conservative religion says that their human incarnation alone is God and His message alone is the right path. These conservatives do not have the patience to examine the unity in the contents of various religious scriptures from different parts of the world. If the argument of these conservatives is correct, God becomes partial without reason by giving the right knowledge to only one country at a certain time, since that blessed country could not immediately propagate it to other disconnected foreign countries. When Krishna gave the Bhagavad Gita in India, all the disconnected foreign countries could not receive the Gita for some long span of time and thus the foreign countries were subjected to the reasonless partiality of God. If you say that India alone contained good people, so that the partiality of God is justified, it is not correct, since India contained several evil people also, who fought with Krishna. The same criticism applies to the conservatives of any other religion in the world. Let us take the conservatives of Christianity as another example. India was discovered by the West only in 1700 AD, i.e. 1700 years after the Holy Bible was delivered by Jesus in Jerusalem. In these 1700 years, more than 17 human generations have passed away in India. They did not have the slightest opportunity of coming in contact with Jesus and the Bible, because India was disconnected from Jerusalem. Thus, all the forefathers of us Indians, who lived in those generations, have gone to the liquid fire in hell unnecessarily, for no fault of theirs. Had they come in contact with the Holy Bible and Jesus in the past, at least some of our forefathers might have been saved! The communication gap between India and foreign countries during this long period was not the fault of these unfortunate generations. If you say that the region around Jerusalem alone contained all the good people and hence the partiality of Jesus is justified, it is not correct. Jesus was crucified by the bad people in that very region. The conservatives of any religion have no answer to this criticism, but we, from Universal Spirituality give an excellent answer to it. We say that the same ONE unimaginable God preached same subject through the various scriptures simultaneously in these disconnected countries. Anybody in any country following these contents, irrespective of the language of the scriptures, went to God and those opposing these contents went to hell. Now, God is completely devoid of partiality. If the conservative still shouts saying that it is alright even if God is foolishly partial, I salute him and leave. The logic in this knowledge should satisfy the present people, who are capable of advanced scientific analysis. They cannot be convinced by mere appeals to the heart as Swami Vivekananda did by telling the story of the sea-frog and the well-frog. Times have changed very fast. No hearts function in today’s people; only brains function!
  19. The Unimaginable Entity is Accepted by Science Scientists need not negate the unimaginable God saying that everything is imaginable or explicable. They refuse miracles, which are unimaginable events indicating the unimaginable God. But the same scientists agree with the concept of infinite space, which has an unimaginable boundary. Hence, the existence of an unimaginable entity is practically agreed upon by science. The unimaginable boundary of space or universe, is itself God. Space or vacuum is not ‘nothing’ since ‘nothing’ never exists. Space is subtle energy and is something that bends around objects as per the Special Theory of Relativity. The imaginable space ends at its boundary. That unimaginable boundary of space is itself God. To understand this, consider this example. Water ends at the boundary of the ocean. Land, which is different from water, appears at its boundary. Similarly, the unimaginable God, Who is different from imaginable space, appears at the boundary of the imaginable space. Another example is that if you follow the track of smoke to its source, it ends at its boundary. At this boundary itself, there is fire, which is different from smoke and is the generator of smoke. Similarly, this space ends at its boundary, the unimaginable God, who is its generator. It is important to note that space should not exist in its generator, i.e. the unimaginable God. If space were to exist in God, it would mean that it existed before its generation. This is impossible. Therefore, God does not have space or spatial dimensions in Him. You cannot imagine anything having no spatial dimensions, even if you concentrate for a million years. Hence, God is always unimaginable.
  20. The Soul is Imaginable The Creator or God is unimaginable. The existence of the unimaginable entity is also proved by miracles, which are unimaginable events. The creation is imaginable. It exists in two forms: visible matter and invisible energy. Of course, the invisible energy also becomes visible in a certain range of frequencies. The energy is again present in two forms from the angle of inertness and awareness. The inert energy working in a specific system is transformed into specific inert work-forms like respiration in the system of the lungs, circulation in the system of blood vessels etc. Similarly, the same inert energy functioning in a specific system called as the nervous system, is transformed into a specific work-form of energy. This specific work-form of energy involves the transfer of information from senses to the brain through nerves and is called as awareness or soul. Hence, the imaginable soul is a part of this imaginable creation alone. It is not the unimaginable Creator.
  21. Components of a Human Being and a Human Incarnation of God The human being is a single-phase system in which the two components, matter and energy, are homogenously mixed. When a selected human being is charged by the third component, i.e. the unimaginable God, he becomes a human incarnation of God. The human incarnation is relevant to human beings living on this earth. Human beings after death, gain energetic bodies in the place of their earthly materialized bodies. Then, such a departed human being becomes a single-phase system consisting of two components, i.e. inert energy and the soul. A selected departed human being may be charged by the third component, i.e. unimaginable God to become an energetic incarnation of God in the upper world. Father of heaven, Narayana etc. are examples of such energetic incarnations. The human being here or there (in the upper world) is unable to detect the unimaginable God and hence, he treats the incarnation here or there as equivalent to any ordinary human being. Due to ego and jealousy towards fellow human beings, the human being neglects the human incarnation. This is due to the principle of repulsion between common media[1]. The human being thinks that the incarnation is also a two-component system like himself. Thus, the human being loses God here as well as there. As a result he loses God forever due to his negligence towards God in the human form. The Veda says that anything that is close by is neglected and anything that is far away is preferred by people (paroksha priyaa ivahi …). [1] Both the ordinary human being and the human incarnation of God, have the human body as a common medium. Similarly in heaven, both the soul in an energetic body and the energetic incarnation of God, have the energetic body as a common medium. This common medium is the cause for repulsion. It is analogous to the concept in electricity and magnetism where we learn that like poles repel each other.
  22. Relevance of Science in Spiritual Knowledge The absolute God is always unimaginable. The human incarnation is the relative God, i.e. unimaginable God existing in an imaginable medium. The relative God should always be identified by the true knowledge preached by Him as per the Veda (Satyam jnaanam…). Science was called as logic (tarka) in ancient times. Science (ancient or modern) is the analysis of the imaginable creation. It cannot help in directly identifying the absolute unimaginable God. But science helps in the identification of the constituents of this imaginable creation, which are likely to be misunderstood as God. Thus, it enables us to negate those imaginable items as God. The Veda says that you can identify God only by rejecting everything in this world that might appear to be God (Neti Neti …). This means that God is identified as the Unimaginable One, since every imaginable entity of this creation is negated as God. Hence, science helps us greatly in spiritual knowledge. The organizers of this conference addressed Me as a ‘spiritual scientist’, meaning that I show spiritualism in science. Actually, the term should be reversed. I should be called as the ‘scientific spiritualist’ since I do scientific analysis in spiritual knowledge. Scientific analysis alone helps Me in rejecting some items of creation, which are treated as God by some ignorant people. Science cannot explain anything about the unimaginable God. But science is helpful in denying every imaginable item of this imaginable world, which might appear to be the unimaginable God. Thus, spiritual knowledge is only science indirectly, since every imaginable item is negated as God, while nothing is spoken about God. For example, soul or awareness or consciousness is thought to be God. But science proves that soul is only a specific work-form of inert energy working in a specific functioning system called as the nervous system. The soul is imaginable energy and cannot be the unimaginable God. You are attributing an unimaginable miraculous nature to the soul when you say that the soul or consciousness is universal. The soul or awareness is confined only to the nerves and the brain in your body. It is not universal. You think that God is all-pervading. You also think that since God thinks, He must be awareness. Hence, you say that awareness must be all-pervading. All this is chain of false logical concepts. God is beyond space and hence, He is not all-pervading. He knows everything (Omniscient) but for this, He need not be all-pervading. God being unimaginable can know everything due to His unimaginable power, even without pervading everything. Similarly, God thinks, but for this, He need not be awareness. The unimaginable God can think due to His unimaginable power. “Since He thinks, He must be awareness and since He knows everything, He must be all-pervading”—all this is worldly logic that only applies to all worldly items. God being unimaginable is beyond worldly logic!
  23. Unifying Philosophies and Religions You may doubt how Shankara said that the soul itself is God (Advaita). On the other hand, Ramanuja (Vishishtha Advaita) and Madva (Dvaita) said that the soul is not God. This contradiction in the three sub-religions of Hinduism[1] can be resolved by one simple point: these three philosophies speak only about the soul in a human incarnation and not about the soul of every ordinary human being. When the selected human being is charged by God (human incarnation), you can treat that human being to be identical with God (Advaita) for all practical purposes and at the same time, the imaginable human being acting as medium for the entry of the unimaginable God is totally different (Dvaita) from the unimaginable God. Both the versions are valid. When the electricity charges the metallic wire, you can have the following two simultaneously true versions: The electrified wire can be treated as electricity itself for all practical purposes, since the wire touched anywhere gives an electric shock. The electricity and the wire are totally different entities from each other, since electricity is a stream of electrons while the wire is a chain of metallic crystals. This resolution of the contradiction between the sub-religions of Hinduism is a stepping stone to removing the contradiction between the religions in the universe for establishing world peace. Uniting the philosophies of Hinduism is like converting the house into one big hall by removing the internal walls. Uniting the religions in the world is like uniting all such big halls to make one biggest hall. [1] The Advaita (monism) of Shankara, Vishshtha Advaita (qualified monism) of Ramanuja and the Dvaita (dualism) of Madhva are the three main Hindu (Vedantic) philosophies, which have different concepts about the relation between God and soul.
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