Following the Acharya verdict is the only way we have to act. Bhagvad Ramananujacharya said that do service to Lord Narayana, And Narayana is all pervasive. That means the whole world is His divine Form. You always serve anyone through ones’ body only. If so, you need to serve Lord Narayana also through His Body that is the world. In that world wherever there is need that is to which you need to offer service as His Service. That is real a:ra:dhana. That is real da:sya of Narayana. That is what our acharyas did and we also do follow them.
” Talking superficial words and not knowing properly is the way of pitiable persons ”

1 ) ALL MONTHS ARE HOLIER IN THEIR OWN WAY. EACH HAS SOME IMPORTANT EVENT. SO IT IS NOT APPROPRIATE TO DISCRIMINATE. YET, CHAITRAM IS GOOD BECAUSE IT IS THE BEGINNING OF ALL THE MONTHS. WHERE AS MARGASI:RSHA IS BETTER BECAUSE ALL THE CROPS ARE REACHING ON TO HAND TO ENJOY. SO ON AND SO FORTH.

2 ) AGAIN EACH OF THE EKADASIS HAS ITS OWN MERIT. YET, VIAKUNTTA E:KA:DASI IS BETTER TO OBSERVE, ATLEAST, IF NOT ALL.

3 ) ONE NEEDS TO DO THE REGULAR SANDHYA AND PUJA TAKE THEERTHAMS. OFFERING UNCOOKED FOOD LIKE FRUITS ETC., IS GOOD. OR ELSE, OFFER SOME PREPARATION WITH SWEET AND FLOUR USING THINGS OTHER THAN RICE AND OFFER THEM TO THE LORD. USING SALT ALSO IS NOT GOOD ON E:KA:DASI. THEN TAKE PRASADAM AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE. OR REDUCE TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE ON THAT DAY.

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MARRIAGE IS SOMETHING THAT MAKES A TRIANGLE BONDAGE, BETWEEN COUPLE, AND BOTH THE FAMILIES. ALL THEY SHOULD ACCEPT AND PERFORM IT IN A MOOD OF JOY. IT SHOULD NOT BE DONE WITH FORCE WITH SADNESS.

HENCE, IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO ENTERTAIN LOVE WITH PROPER PERSONS OF UNDERSTANDING. BOTH BOY AND THE GIRL SHOULD UNDERSTAND THE SAMPRADAYAM AND SYSTEM OF THE FAMILIES. UNFORTUNATELY NOW A DAYS IT IS MISSING AND THUS CREATING DEPRESSION AMONG THE CHILDREN AND THE PARENTS.

ONE CAN BECOME VAISHNAVITE IF SANKHA AND CHAKRA IS TAKEN ALONG WITH MANTHRAM FROM A PROPER GURU. THEN, A VAISHNAVITE WILL NOT WORSHIP ALL THE DEVATHAS BUT RESPECTS ALL THE SAMPRADAYAS AND DEVATHAS TOO. HE WORSHIPS ONLY VISHNU AND HIS PARIVARAM.

ACCEPTING BOTH THE PARENTS IS VERY MUCH IMPORTANT. SO YOU TRY TO INFORM YOUR PARENTS FIRST AND THEN ASK THEM TO APPROACH HER PARENTS. LET HER ALSO APPROACH HER PARENTS AND CONVINCE THEM TO DISCUSS THE ISSUE WITH YOUR PARENTS. IF THAT IS DONE FIRST, OTHER THINGS MAY BE SORTED OUT SOON.
If the parents are not able to come to an understanding, then we suggest you and the girl also to be restrained yourself from the proposal of marriage.

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IF YOU ARE A BRAHMACHARY, YOU NEED NOT OBSERVE THE UNTOUCHABILITY. YOU NEED TO TAKE A SNANAM, AFTER KNOWING THE MESSAGE AND THAT IS ALL. BUT THIS RULE WILL APPLY IF YOUR ANUSHTTANAM IS LIKE A BRAHMACHARI. THAT IS, YOU MUST BE PERFORMING SANDHYA VANDANAM 3 TIMES A DAY. AGNI KARYAM 2 TIMES ETC. IF NOT ALL AT LEAST SANDHYAVANDANAM.
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IF NOT ALL THE ACTIVITIES, ATLEAST, WHAT TTD IS DOING IN PRINTING THE CONSORT ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE LORD IS RIGHT. IN ALL THE TRADITIONAL TEMPLES AND ALSO IN ALL THE TRADITIONAL HOUSES, LADIES ARE PLACED ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE HUSBAND ONLY. NOT ON THE LEFT SIDE AT ALL. FOR THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE MALE IS AUSPICES TO
HIM AND THE LEFT SIDE OF THE LADY IS AUSPICES TO HER. ALWAYS, EVERYBODY WANTS THAT HIS OR HER BETTER HALF SHOULD BE ON THE AUSPICES SIDE ONLY. THEN, MALE SHOULD COME ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE LADY AND LADY SHOULD COME ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE MALE. DHARMA SASTHRAS RECOMMEND THIS SYSTEM ONLY. IN SRIVAISHNAVA SAMPRADAYAM, ALL SECTIONS OF THE SOCIETY FOLLOW THIS TRADITION ONLY.

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KRISHNASHTAMI OR ” SRI JAYANTHI ” AS SRI VAISHNAVITES CALL IT, SHOULD BE CELEBRATED, IN A DAY WHEN DURING THE SUN’S STAYS IN SIMHA RASI, AND WHEN ROHINI STAR OR ASHTAMI THITTHI, STAY WITHOUT ANY POLLUTION.

POLLUTION MEANS, BY THE TIME OF SUN RAISE, THAT PARTICULAR STAR OR THITTHI, ENJOINING WITH THE PREVIOUS ONE. THEY CALL IT AS “VIDDHA”.

TO CELEBRATE THE FUNCTION, OUT OF BOTH THITHHI AND STAR, WHICHEVER WILL REMAIN LONG WILL ONLY BE CONSIDERED TO BE THE ONE FOR FUNCION. IF THAT REMAINS TO THE MORNING THAT IS ENOUGH, THAT NEED BE THERE DURING MID NIGHT. BUT THAT DAY CAN BE TAKEN “PURE” FOR PERFORMING THE FUNCTION. IT IS BECAUSE THE
KRISHNA’S JANM SLOKA SAYS

“SIMHA RA:SOW ASITHE: PAKSHE: RO:HINYA:M ASHTAMI: THITTHOW |
CHARAMA:RTTHA PRADA:THA:RAM KRUSHNAM VANDE: JAGAD GURUM ||”

(Swamiji is refereing to the year 2006)

NOW ON 15TH OR 16TH OF AUGUST, SIMHA RASI ENTRANCE TO SUN HAS NOT HAPPENED AT ALL. HE IS STILL IN KARKATAKA RASI. HE IS ENTERING INTO SIMHA RA:SI ON 17TH IN THE EVENING AT 6.48 pm. SO PERFORMING HIS FUNCTION IN AUGUST, IS NOT PROPER.

DURING September, ON 15TH SUN IS IN SIMHA RASI, THOUGH PURE ROHINI WAS ON PREVIOUS DAY, BUT ASHTAMI GOT POLLUTED ON 14TH, HENCE THAT DAY IS NOT GOOD, WHICHEVER WILL REMAIN TILL END CAN BE TAKEN, SO, ASHTAMI STAYS ON 15H ALSO AND THAT TOO WITHOUT ANY POLLUTION, SO “15TH SEPTEMBER” WILL BE OUR “SRI JAYANTHI’
DAY.

WE ARE SURE WE DID NOT CONFUSE YOU MUCH.

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DOING FASTING IN TOTAL, TAKING A:RA:DHANA THI:RTHAM AND A VERY LITTLE PRASADAM IS REALLY GOOD. IF ONE IS NOT ABLE TO OBSERVE THAT, BETTER TO REDUCE THE FOOD AS LESS AS POSSIBLE THAN THE REGULAR ONE, OK!!!

WE DID NOT HEAR THE STORY OF THITHIES GOING TO LORD ETC……LORD RAMA BORN ON NAVAMI, LORD KRISHNA BORN ON ASHTAMI. THERE IS A PURPOSE BEHIND CHOOSING THOSE DATES BY THEM.

1) LORD RAMA, A PU:RNA MA:NAVA AVATHA:RAM. HE NEVER SAID THAT HE WAS GOD. INSPITE OF DEVATHAS SAYING SO, HE DENIED THAT. THAT PU:RNATHWAM IS SHOWN BY THITTHI ” 9 “. NINE AS EVERYBODY KNOWS, IS A PU:RNA SAMKHYA.
INDESTRUCTIBLE NUMBER IT IS. MANUSHYA SHOULD LIVE LIKE THAT IN THE HISTORY, BY PRACTISING HUMANE QUALITIES, LIKE THAT OF LORD RAMA.

2) LORD KRISHNA, IS THE INCORNATION OF LORD HIMSELF DIRECTLY ON THIS EARTH. HE IS NOT A MAN LIKE SRI RAMA. WHILE LOOKING AT LORD KRISHNA, ONE SHOULD NOT THINIK OF MAN AT ALL. HE IS GOD-HIMSELF. ACCORDING TO THE
VEDAS, GOD WILL BE REVEALED THOUGH A MANTHRA THAT IS ” 8 ” SYLLABLES, CALLED ASHTA:KSHARI MAHA MANTHRA. THAT IS WHY HE CHOSE TO BE THE EIGHTTH BORN TO DE:VAKI DE:VI, AND 8TH THITTHI ALSO.

ACCORDING TO THE JYOTHISHA, THOSE ARE NOT BE TAKEN AS GOOD DAYS TO START SOME NEW ACTIVITY AND THAT IS SA;STHRA, WHICH NEED TO BE OBSERVED. BECAUSE SA:STHRA IS ALSO THE ORDINACE OF GOD-HIMSELF. HENSE, FOLLOWING THAT IS RESPECTING HIM ONLY.

WE WON’T PERFORM ONLY THITTHIS TO LORD SRIRAMA & KRISHNA. SOME PEOPLE DO SO, THOSE WHO DON’T OBSERVE RIGHT SA:STHRA. OBSERVING THEIR BIRTH STARS, IS ONLY THE CUSTOMERY BY TRADITIONAL SRI VAISHNAVITES. SRIRAMA
NAVAMI BECAME FAMOUS, BECAUSE OF LORD SRIRAMA CHENDRA AT BHADRACHELAM IN ANDHRA PRADESH. THE CONSECRATION OF THAT TEMPLE TOOK PLACE ON THAT DAY AND STARTED CELEBRATING KALYANAM ON NAVAMI, ACCORDING TO A:GAMAS.

PEOPLE STARTED NAVAMI-CELEBRATIONS.

FOR KRISHNA’S BIRTHDAY, EVEN TODAY, WE OBSERVE RO:HINI ONLY. IT IS ONLY NON-VAISHNAVITES, WHO DO NOT FOLLOW RIGHT SA:STHRA, OBSERVE SRA:VANA BAHULA ASHTAMI ONLY. WE SEE THAT RO:HINI STAR SHOULD BE PURE AND
ASHTAMI THITTHI SHOULD BE PURE AND THEN ONLY OBSERVE THAT CELEBRATION.

LEAVE ALL THIS, THEY BORN ON SOME THITTHIS AND YOU SHOULD PERFORM THEM AS THEIR BIRTHDAYS. WHY YOU NEED TO HAVE ANY OBJECTION AT ALL, WHETHER OR NOT TO PERFORM THAT ON THAT DAY?

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THE BIRTH STAR OF YOUR BABY WAS PU:RVA BHA:DRA ONLY. YOU NEED NOT CHANGE THE TIME AND CALCULATE THE DIFFERENCE OF TIME ETC., AND BREAK THE HEAD. TAKE THE PANCHA:NGAM HERE AND TAKE THE EXACT TIME FOR WHATEVER YOU WANT, TAKE THE DAY AND DATE OF LOCAL CALCULATION, LOOK INTO THE PANCHANGAM AND DECIDE THE STAR OR THITTHI. IN THAT WAY YOURS’ NOW IS PU:RVA:BHADRA ONLY.

LION THRONE IS ‘SIMHA:SANAM’ ON WHICH GOD SITS. NITHYA UTSAVAM IS DAILY RITUALS OBSERVED IN TRADITIONAL TEMPLES, DONE ACCORDING TO SOME A:GAMA SA:STHRA.

NO. IT IS NOT. ACCORDING TO ORIGINAL SRIMAD BHAGAVATHAM, COMPOSED BY THE GREAT SAGE VEDA VYASA, THERE IS NO CHARACTER CALLED AS “RADHA” AT ALL.
THE MENTION OF RADHA IS AVAILABLE IN RAJASA PURANA LIKE ‘BRAHMA VAIVARTHA PURANAM’.

WE CAN TAKE ‘RADHA’ AS A SYMBOL OF DEVOTEE WITH SELFLESS DEVOTION. IN SANSKRIT “RADH” MEANS TO PLEASE. THE DEVOTION OF ONE, WHO PLEASED LORD WITH HIS HEART, DEED AND WORD, WILL BE CALLED AS RADHA. BECAUSE THE WORD ‘DEVOTION’ IS IN FEMININE GENDER, SO THE WORD ‘RADHA’ ALSO BECAME A FEMININE GENDER WORD. WHEN A
CHARACTER IS PERSONIFIED THAT CHARACTER BECAME ‘LADY RADHA’.

HOW LORD LOVES SUCH A DEVOTEE AND HOW SUCH DEVOTEE IS MERGED IN LORD, IS SEEN IN RADHA-KRISHNAS. HENCE RADHA IS NOT REALLY A PERSON, IT APPEARS. THAT IS THE REASON WHY KALYANAM IS NOT PERFORMED TO THEM. IT IS DONE TO THOSE WHO WERE REALLY THERE DURING HIS PERIOD.
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WE ARE HAPPY FOR YOUR INTEREST. ACCORDING TO VAISHNAVA SAMPRADAYAM, AFTER 13 DAYS OF THE CEREMONY, IT IS PERFORMED “PARAMAPADA UTSAVAM”. IT THAT IS DONE THAT DEPARTED SOUL, CHILDREN OF THE DEPARTED SOUL, CAN GO TO TEMPLES AND DO ALL SIMPLE PUJAS WITHOUT ANY HESITATION. MANY PEOPLE WON’T DO THAT UTSAVAM, THEY
NEED TO OBSERVE THE RESTRICTION OF NOT GOING TO TEMPLE AND DO PUJAS OR ANY FUNCTIONS ETC., FOR ONE YEAR. WHICH THEY CALL AS “SAMVATSARA SU:THAKAM” WE THINK THAT RULE MAY BE OBSERVED UPTO ATLEAST 6 MONTHS IN OTHER COUNTRIES BY INDIANS.
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FOR VAISHNAVITES, ONE YEAR RESTRICTION IS NOT THERE TO DO THE PUJA, WHICH IS A REGULAR ACTIVITY, AFTER DEMISE OF PARENTS. FINISHING THE PARAMA PADO:TSAVAM WITH ‘IYAL GOSTI’ ON 13TH DAY, CLEARS THE ‘A:SOUCHAM’ AND MAKES ELIGIBAL FOR NITYA KARMA. PUJA IS ALSO ONE AMONG NITYA KARMAS. SO IT HAS TO BE DONE. EVEN IF
IT IS A TEMPLE, ONE CAN GO FOR DARSAMAN AND FOR SELF PUJA, IF HE IS A PUJARI. KALYANAS AND SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS SHOULD NOT BE DONE.

EVEN THAT IS TO SHOW ONE’S SORROW ONLY. BUT, FOR NON VAISHNAVITES, THEY DO NOT DO THE PARAMA PADOTSAVAM, 1YEAR A:SOUCHAM WILL BE THERE, SO THEY CANNOT GO TO TEMPLE AND DO THE PUJA.

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WHEN THERE IS BIRTH OR DEATH IN A FAMILY, THE WHOLE FAMILY GETS “A:SOUCHAM” WHICH MEANS IT GETS POLLUTED. THIS POLLUTION CONTINUES FOR ABOUT 10 DAYS OR SO.
IT MAY CHANGE IN SOME CASES. WE DO NOT WANT TO GO TO THOSE DETAILS.

THE POLLUTION AFFECTS DURING BIRTH OF A NEW BABY IS CALLED “JA:THA A:SOUCHAM”, WHERE AS THE POLLUTION AFFECTS OF DEATH IS CALLED “MRUTHA A:SOUCHAM”. FOR BOTH OF THEM ONE SHOULD OBSERVE. MANY PEOPLE THINK THAT MRUTHA:SOUCHAM IS TO BE OBSERVED,BUT NOT THE JA:THA:SOUCHAM. BUT IT IS SAID THAT JA:THA:SOUCHAM IS MORE SEVERE THAN THE MRUTHA:SOUCHAM.

HOW AND AT WHAT LEVEL IT EFFECTS, IS NOT OUR TOPIC OF DISCUSSION. AS YOU KNOW WELL THAT IF A TELEPHONE TOWER IS AFFECTED ALL THE CELL PHONES IN THAT AREA GET AFFECTED. THAT MAY BE TAKEN AS AN ANOLOGY.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION SCRIPTURE (SA:STHRAM) NEVER GIVES EXPLANATIONS WHY TO DO. IT SIMPLY ORDERS WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO DO. GIVING EXPLANATIONS IS ONLY FOR OUR SATISFACTION AND IN OUR LIMITED UNDERSTANDING. THAT MAY BE CORRECT OR NOT. YET, THE DICTUM SHOULD BE OBSERVED AND FOLLOWED. OTHERWISE, IT SAYS YOU RECEIVE
PUNISHMENT IN SOME OR THE OTHER WAY.
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NO. IT IS A HEALTH HAZARD. NOT ANY GODLY IMPACT. SO TAKING GOOD CARE AND USING PROPER MEDICINE, WILL TAKE CARE. NO NEED TO SATISFY ANY GOD OR GODDESS BY UNWANTED OFFERINGS LIKE MEAT ETC.,

YOUR IDEA IS GREAT. YOU NEED NOT DEPEND UPON DUMMY THINGS. BE FIRM ON GOD. AND DO PUJA TO LORD VISHNU IN KURMA FORM.
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WE ARE HAPPY FOR YOUR INTEREST IN MAINTAINING THE VEDIC PRACTICES.

INITIALLY AFTER BATH AND MARKING THE HEAD, ONE HAS TO CHANT GURU PARAMPARA AND 3 MANTHRAS, GIVEN BY OUR ACHARYAS. DURING THE COURSE ITSELF, DWAYAM WILL BE CHANTED. OTHERWISE, THERE IS NO TIME RESTRICTION TO DWAYAM. BUT RULES ARE HERE FOR SANDHYA VANDANAM. DWAYAMANTHRAM, IS NOTHING TO DO WITH OTHERS. SO ALSO SANDHYAVANDHANAM WITH DWAYAM TOO. AFTERNOON AND EVENING SANDHYAS SHOULD BE DONE AT THEIR OWN PLACES AND AT RECOMMENDED TIMES.
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IT IS ONLY MEN RECOMMENDED TO DO THE SALAGRAMA PUJA, BUT NOT LADIES. THERE IS NO QUESTION OF SAMPRADAYA. IT IS A COMMON RULE FOR ALL THE SAMPRADAYAS. FOR SALAGRAMA, SO MANY MANTHRAS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE CHANTED, WHICH MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE TO THEM. THEN, IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN DOING PUJA, YOU CAN HAVE VIGRAHAS LIKE GODA, KRISHNA, RAMA ETC., AND DO THEM WELL. EVEN IF THERE IS AN UNAVOIDABLE BREAK IN BETWEEN, HERE AND THERE, IT IS ACCEPTABLE.
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MORNING SANDHYA SHOULD BE DONE FACING EAST.

* NOON SANDHYA ALSO SHOULD BE DONE FACING EAST ONLY. RIGHT FROM BEGINNING TO THE END. NO NORTH BUSINESS.
* WHEREAS IN EVENING SANDHYA VANDHANAM THERE ARE SOME CHANGES.
* UPTO ARGHYA PRADA:NAM, IT SHOULD BE DONE FACING NORTH.
* STARTING FROM ARGHYA PRADA:NAM IT SHOULD BE DONE, FACING WEST.
* BUT, WHILE DOING A:CHAMANAM IN BETWEEN, IT SHOULD BE DONE FACING NORTH ONLY, FOR, DOING A:CHAMANAM FACING WEST IS PROHIBITED.
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WE GOT YOUR DOUBT. WE GIVE A CONSOLIDATED ANSWER. GO:THRA STARTED TO SAY THE MAIN RUSHI, FROM WHOM THE LINEAGE IS STARTED. IN OLDEN DAYS, A FEW RUSHIES ARE USED TO FORM A GROUP AND MAKE RELATIONSHIPS ONLY AMONG THEMSELVES, JUST LIKE ‘ASHTAGO:THRIES’ NOW. OF COURSE, THAT SYSTEM IS BEING LOST GRADUALLY. YET THAT
IS HOW THE GROUPS WERE STARTED VIZ., 3, 5, 7, 9 OR 11 & 12 RUSHIS. SIMILAR NAMES WERE THERE TO RUSHIES. BHARADWAJA IS NOT JUST ONE, OR GOUTHAMA IS NOT JUST ONLY ONE. THERE ARE MANY RUSHIES HAVING SIMILAR NAMES. THIS IS A BIG CONFUSION. IN THE SAME GOTHRA, DIFFERENT VEDA SAKHA PEOPLE ARE EXISTING. SIMILARITY CONFUSES
US MOST OF THE TIMES. SO SAME NAME OF THE RUSHI MAY BE THERE WITH IN THE SAME VEDA, IN DIFFERENT SAMPRADAYA, IN DIFFERENT CASTE, AT DIFFERENT LOCATIONS OF THE WORLD. ONCE UPON A TIME, ALL THESE PEOPLE WERE LIVING TOGETHER. LATER, SOME TSUNAMI, MUST HAVE SEPERATED THE CONTINENTS AND THUS PEOPLE FORGOT THEIR
ORIGINS. EVEN IN THE SAME COUNTRY, PEOPLE MUST HAVE GOT SEPERATED, BY VIRTUE OF THEIR PROFESSION OR SOMEOTHER REASON. GOTHRA MARRIAGES IN THE SAME CASTE OR FAMILY ARE RESTRICTED, FOR THEIR ORIGIN MIGHT BE ONE.
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JAI SRIMANNARAYANA

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND SANKRANTHI 2009, TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!

WE APPRECIATE YOUR INTEREST IN DOING SARANAGATHI TO LORD VISHNU.

YOU MUST HAVE HEARD THAT LORD KRISHNA SHOWED HIS UNIVERSAL FORM TO ARJUNA IN 11TH CHAPTER OF BHAGAVAD GEETHA. ALL FORMS OF HIS VIBHUTHI WERE SHOWN IN HIM TO ARJUN. THAT MEANS IF YOU WORSHIP LORD VISHNU ALL FORMS ARE WORSHIPPED. HE EXPLAINED THAT TO ARJUN ALSO IN HIS OWN WORD IN 7TH CHAPTER.

WE WOULD LIKE TO GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE.

IN A SMALL BODY LIKE OURS, IF YOU PLEASE THE PERSON, ALL PARTS OF THAT PERSON GOT PLEASED, RIGHT! IF ONLY A PART IS RESPECTED, THAT PERSON MAY NOT BE PLEASED. BUT PERSON IS HAPPY, THEN THE WHOLE BODY IS HAPPY. IN THE SAME WAY IF LORD VISHNU IS PLEASED ALL DEVATHAS ARE PLEASED. IF YOU TAKE CARE OF JUST ANY ONE OTHER DEVATHA, IT DOES NOT PLEASE ALL OTHER DEVATHAS. NOW, THE GANESH, WHOM YOU WORSHIPPED SO FAR, IS DEFINITELY PLEASED WITH YOU AND HENCE, SHOWING YOU THE PATH OF LORD NARAYANA..

SO YOU CAN HAPPILY TAKE SARANAGATHI AND BE GREATFUL ALWAYS TO LORD GANESHJI. ALL THE THREE SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT FOLLOWED VEDAS, ARE CALLED VAISHNAVA SCHOOLS. THEY SAY THAT THE SUPREME IS CALLED WITH INNUMERABLE NAMES AND MAINLY NARAYANA / VISHNU ETC., SO THESE 3 ARE CALLED VISHNAVA SCHOOLS.

THE DIFFERENCE IS ONLY WITH THE END AS HOW IT WOULD BE.

ADVAITHA, PREACHED BY SANKARACHARYA, SAYS THAT REALITY IS ONLY ONE, VISHNU, AND REST ALL IS ILLUSIONERY. (EX. IS APPLE IS ONE AND ONE ONLY)

DWAITHA, REVEALED BY MADHWACHARYA, TALKS ABOUT DUALISM LIKE, GOD, SOULS AND NATURE, THEY NEVER BECOME ONE AND SEPARATE ONLY. (EX. SKIN OF THE APPLE AND CORE OF THE APPLE NEVER BECOME ONE AND THEY ARE SEPARATE ENTITIES ONLY)

VISISHTADWAITHA, REVEALED BY RAMANUJACHARYA, SAYS THE NATURE, SOULS AND GOD ARE 3 REALITIES, AND THEY WILL BE THERE FOR EVER LIKE THAT. WHEN SOULS RELEAVED FROM KARMIC BONDAGE, AS A RESULT OF SARANAGATHI, BECOME EQUAL TO LORD VISHNU AND ENJOY THE DIVINE SERVICE OF LORD. (EX. THOUGH SKIN, CORE AND TASTE ETC,. ARE DIFFERENT AND HAVE THEIR OWN ENTITIES, ALL THEY PUT TOGETHER BECOME ONE. THAT ONE IS A QUALIFIED ONE. THAT IS VISISHTAM = QUALIFIED. )

WE FOLLOW THAT RAMANUJA SCHOOL. SARANAGATHI CONCEPT IS THE ESSENCE OF VEDAS. But now a days, out of ignorance, advaithies are thinking that they are not vaishnavites and started thinking that sivji is supreme and worship him only. In fact, adi Sankaracharya never accepted this.

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1) NO DOUBT THAT THERE ARE MANY SLOKAS INTRUDED IN MAHA BHARATHA IN RECENT TIMES. AS WE KNOW THAT THE WHOLE STORY ULTIMATELY DECLARES THAT LORD VISHNU IS THE SUPREME AND MANY LIKE BHISHMA IN RAJASUYA YAGA, RISHIS IN FOREST ETC., REVEALED THAT LORD VISHNU IS THE ULTIMATE GOD. SO, ANY SLOKAS CONTRADICTING THIS FACT, SHOULD BE TAKEN FOR GRANTED AS INCLUDED BY RECENT PUNDITS FOR THEIR OWN SAKE.
WHILE LORD KRISHNA WAS IN KAILASA YATRA, LORD SIVA DECLARES THAT LORD KRISHNA ( VISHNU ) IS ONLY THE “KA:RANA TATWAM” ACCEPTED SIVAS PRAYERS AND GRANTED THEM OUT OF COMPASSION WITH HIS ACT LIKE ASKING FOR BOONS FROM SIVA ETC., HE SAYS THAT IN HIS SLOKA VIZ., “ KA ITHI BRAMHANO: NA:MA, I:SO:HAM SARVA DE:HINA:M | A:VA:M THAVA:NGE: SAMBHU:THOW TASMA:TH KE:SAVA NA:MA VA:N || myself and bramha both were come out of your own divine form thus your name became “KE:SAVA”
THERE ARE MANY OTHER INCIDENTS TO PROVE THAT LORD VISHNU WAS WORSHIPPED BY ALL OTHER DEVATHAS AND SURRENDERED TO HIM. SO SLOKAS GOING IN TUNE TO THIS WILL BE TAKEN AS AUTHORITY AND OTHERS WILL BE TAKEN FOR GRANTED THAT THEY ARE LATER ADDITIONS ONLY.

2) ACCEPTING NARAYANA OR VISHNU AS SUPREME, IS JUST BECAUSE OF VEDAS ONLY. AS PURUSHA SUKTHA IS CONSIDERED TO BE QUINT ESSENCE OF ALL THE VEDAS. THERE IT IS ACCEPTED THAT “THE ONE WHO IS THE ORIGIN OF THIS UNIVERSE IS THE DIVINE SPOUSE OF LAKSHMI ETC.,” THIS IS ENOUGH TO PROVE THE SUPREMECY OF LAKSHMI NATHA.
TO PROVE THAT VISHNU AND NARAYANA ARE ONE AND THE SAME, WE TAKE THE MEANING OF THE WORDS AS NO ONE HAD EVER CHANCE TO WITNESS THE FORM IN TOTAL. ANY QUESTION OF THIS TYPE RELATED TO THE SUPREME CONCEPTS, SHALL BE REPLIED ONLY THROUGH THE EVIDENCE FROM SCRIPTURES WHICH ARE COMMONLY ACCEPTED BY ALL. ALL THEY DECLARE THAT LORD VISHNU AND NARAYANA ARE ONE AND THE SAME. SRI VISHNU SAHASRA NAMAM ALSO SAYS THE SAME.
VISHNU, THIS NAME IS EXISTENT TO MANY DEVATHAS & ALSO.TO INDRA, ONE OF THE SURYAS IS ALSO CALLED AS VISHNUS. IN GITHA, LORD WAS REFFERING TO THAT ADITHYA ONLY.
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ANS: GOD IS NOT A BUSINESS MAN. HE WILL NOT CLEAR THE ACCOUNT OF THE INDIVIDUAL THEN AND THERE ITSELF, WHENEVER IT IS STARTED.HE WANTS US TO REALIZE AND PRACTICE GOOD THINGS. WHAT YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND IS, GOD DID NOT CREAT SOULS. NOR HE CREATED THEIR SAMSKARAS. THEY ARE SELF MADE. ACCORDING TO THE SAMSKARA,
GUNAS ARISE, AND ACCORDING TO THOSE GUNAS, BIRTH APPEARS, ACCORDINGLY ACTIVITIES ARE DONE. SO ‘DIFFERENCES OF OPINION’ IS NOT GOD-CREATED. IT IS MAN MADE. WHOM WE CALL AS GOD OR SUPREME, IS ONE ONLY. IT IS ACCEPTED BY ALL. AS YOU REALIZE THAT SUPREME, YOU GIVE A NAME. ‘KRISHNA’ ALSO A NAME CAME LIKE THAT, VENKATESWARA ALSO A NAME CAME LIKE THAT ONLY. NAMES ARE ALWAYS APPEAR TO REVEAL CERTAIN QUALITIES OR GUNAS. WITHOUT THAT NO NAME WILL BE THERE. WE, HUMAN BEINGS, MAY HAVE NAMES WITHOUT ANY MEANING OR IRRELEVANT TO THE OBJECT, BUT NOT
THOSE NAMES TO GOD. NOW, THOSE WHO FIGHT SUPPORTING THEIR ARGUMENT, AS ‘THIS FORM OF GOD IS ORIGIN AND EVERYTHING CAME OUT OF IT’ OR ‘THAT FORM IS THE ORIGINAL’, ARE BASICALLY IGNORANTS, IN REALIZING THE FACT THAT ‘ALL THE NAMES BELONG TO THE SAME ONE AND FOR GOD, EVERYTHING CAN COME FROM ANYTHING.

NOW, COME TO THE POINT, THAT LORD KRISHNA BORN IN JAIL AND WITHDRAW HIS INCARNATION ALSO ON A DAY. THAT CLEARLY SAYS HE IS ONLY AN INCARNATION. THERE MUST BE SOME ORIGIN FOR THAT ALSO. SRIMAD BHAGAVATHAM ITSELF CLEARLY SAYS THAT ‘ORIGIN’S’ NAME IS ‘VA:SUDE:VA’ IN SOME PLACES AND ‘NA:RA:YANA’ IN SOME PLACES.

AGAIN THESE NAMES ALSO WERE GIVEN BASING UPON A PARTICULAR ABILITY OF THAT SUPREME. WHEN WE GO INTO THE ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD, THE WORD ‘NA:RA:YANA’ ENCOMPASSES WIDER AREA THAN THAT OF ‘VA:SUDE:VA’. WHEN WE LOOK AT THE WORD “KRISHNA” EVEN ITS MEANING ALSO IS LIMITED WHEN COMPARED TO THE WORD ‘NA:RA:YANA’. THIS IS ABOUT THE WORD WE ARE MENTIONING. NOT ABOUT THE SUPREME. “SUPREME IS ALWAYS SUPREME ONLY” IN WHATEVER FORM AND NAME HE IS. NAMES AND FORMS CREAT LIMITATIONS FOR EVERYTHING. FOR GOD, THOUGH FORMS ARE HAVINGS
LIMITATIONS, BUT THE POWER IN THAT PARTICULAR FORM, WILL HAVE NO LIMIT. CHAPTER 4 OF BHAGAVAD GITHA MAKES IT CLEAR.
KRISHNA, THUS SHOWED THE LIMIT OF HIS FORM IN THAT INCARNATION. FOR THE NAME OF “NARAYANA” THERE IS NO LIMIT EITHER IN THE NAME (ACCORDING TO VYA;KARANAM) OR IN THE FORM, FOR, THE WHOLE UNIVERSE WITH ALL THE BEINGS IN IT, IN OTHER WORDS, ENTIRE MATTER & MATERIAL WITH ENERGY, COMES IN TO THAT FORM.

SO, DIFFERENCE OF OPINION COMES, WHEN OUR PERCEPTION IS DIFFERENT OR NOT FULL. IN FACT, THERE NO NEED TO ARGUE. ACCEPTING THAT OURS IS ALSO “A VIEW” IS ALRIGHT. BUT, IF WE SAY THAT OURS IS ONLY “THE VIEW” , AND ALL VIEWS OF OTHERS OR WRONG, BECOMES A BIG PROBLEM. A ROSE IS ALWAYS IS A ROSE. BUT DIFFERENT PEOPLE LOOK IN DIFFERENT WAYS, AT IT. A POET, SCIENTIST, PHILOSOPHER, BUSINESS MAN, COMMON MAN ETC., HAVE THEIR OWN VIEWS OVER IT, RIGHT! IT IS NOT THE FAULT OF THE ROSE, BUT OF THE PERSONS. SAME WITH SUPREME ALSO.

ACCORDING TO VEDAS, WHATEVER YOU FIX UP AS YOUR GOAL, AND MEDITATE UPON GOD, YOU REACH THAT GOAL ONLY. NOT A COMMON GOAL. THIS IS CALLED “yattha: krathu nya:yam”.

AS AND HOW YOU MEDITATE, THUS YOU ATTAIN. IN YOUR QUESTION YOU ASKED ABOUT ISKCON. THEY BELIEVED IN GO:LO:KAM AS THEIR GOAL. BUT NOT VAIKUNTHAM. HENCE THEY REACH GO:LO:KAM ONLY. HERE OUR OPINION IS IMMETERIAL. THE OPINION OF VEDA IS IMPORTANT. FOR US VEDA IS SUPREME AND UNQUESTIONABLE AUTHORITY ON ANY ISSUES RELATED TO SOUL, GOD AND ATTAINMENT.

ONLY TO SOME EXTENT, YES. THEY ACCEPT “BRAHMA VAIVARTHA PURANA” AS SUPREME AUTHORITY. We accept that part of purana & only then, when and where it is not contradicing the Vedas. In Vedas it is clear that the ultimate GOAL of the soul
should be “so: dhvanah pa:ra ma:pno:thi thad vishno:h paramam padam” ‘Paramapadam of Vishnu’. This is only we accept.

AGAIN IN VEDAS IT IS SAID THAT ” A:NANDA RASA” IS THAT SOUL ENJOYS WITH GOD, IN THAITTHARI:YA SA:KHA OF YAJURVEDA.

THERE ARE 2 REASONS FOR PERFORMING KALYANA UTSAVAM TO LORD SRI RAMA ON SRI RAMA NAVAMI DAY.
A) THERE IS A SLO:KA IN A:GAMA SCRIPTURES SAYING “YASYA AVATHA:RA DIVASE: THASYA KALYA:NA MA:CHARE:TH” ‘ kalya:na utsavam should be performed to those particular incarnations on their birth days itself ‘. THE REASON FOR THIS IS, THAT THE VERY
PURPOSE OF INCARNATION ITSELF, TO DO GOOD TO THE WORLD. THAT GOOD CAN BE ACHIEVED ONLY THROUGH HIS MERCY. GODDESS IS THE PERSONIFICATION OF THE MERCY (DAYA:) OF GOD. SO WHEN HE COMES DOWN TO THE EARTH, IMMEDIATELY MERCY, THE DIVINE MOTHER, ALSO SHOULD COME AND JOIN ALONG WITH HIM. THEN ONLY HE CAN START
HIS WORK. THOUGH, BOTH OF THEM ARE ALWAYS TOGETHER, YET, WE FEEL SATISFIED WHEN WE SEE THEM BOTH JOINED TOGETHER. THAT JOINING FUNCTION ONLY IS CALLED ‘KALYA:NO:TSAVAM’. IN SUPPORT OF THIS STATEMENT WE QUOTE AN INCIDENT FROM SRIRAMAYANAM FROM AYO:DHYA KA:NDA. “WHEN SRI RAMA REFUSED TO TAKE SITA ALONG
WITH HIM TO THE FOREST, THEN SHE GAVE MANY ARGUMENTS AND AT THE END SHE CONCLUDED SAYING “GACHHA RA:MA MAYA: SAHA” ‘ THUS O RA:MA!, GO TO THE FOREST ALONG WITH ME ONLY’. THEN LORD RAMA ACCEPTS TO TAKE HER WITH HIM. This is the
reason why we perform kalya:nam and keep both of them together, on the day when the avatha:ra maho:tsavam is done.

B) ESPECIALLY FOR SRIRAMA, PERFORMING THIS ON SRIRAMA NAVAMI, STARTED FROM “BHADRACHALAM” ONLY. FOR THE PRA:NA PRATHISHTTA OF THAT TEMPLE WAS DONE ON SRI:RA:MA NAVAMI DAY BY SRI RA:MADASJI, DURING HIS TIME. SO AUTOMATICALLY KALYANAM WAS STARTED BEING DONE ON THE SRIRAMA NAVAMI DAY, WHICH LATER, BECAME
PRACTICE THROUGH OUT THE COUNTRY OR AROUND THE WORLD.

IN ALMOST ALL THE TEMPLES, KALYANOTSAVAS ARE PERFORMED DURING THE BRAHMOTSAVAS ONLY, LINKED WITH THE PRATHISHTTA DAY OF THAT PARTICULAR TEMPLE. IN OTHER WORDS, BRAHMO:TSAVAM MEANS, BIRTH DAY CELEBRATIONS OF THAT PARTICULAR TEMPLE OR DIETY.

ADHIVA:SAM, IS A PROCESS OF PURIFYING THE STONE OR METAL THAT IS BEING USED AS VIGRAHA OR DIETY. KEEPING IN THE PADDY IS CALLED “DHA:NYA ADHIVASAM”. KEEPING IN THE WATER TANK OR RIVER IS CALLED “JALA ADHIVASAM”. SOME PEOPLE MIX UP MILK ETC, AND CALL IT “KSHEERA ADHIVASAM”. A FEW DO IT SEPERATELY ALSO. KEEPING ON
THE BED ARRANGED IN A FEW LAYERS OF CERIALS ORGANIZED IN A PARTICULAR WAY IS CALLED “SAYYA ADHIVASAM”. SOME DO SOME OTHER ADHIVASAS ALSO. ALL THIS PROCESS IS TO TEST THE STONE OR METAL STATUES TO QUALIFY THEM TO BECOME THE DIETY.

THOSE PARTICULAR DEVATHAS ONLY ADVISED THEIR DEVOTEES TO DO THEIR PUJAS IN A PARTICULAR PROCESS, BECAME AGAMAS OF THOSE PARTICULAR DEVATHAS. IT IS THE SAME EVEN WITH LORD VISHNU ALSO. AND THAT BECAME ‘VAISHNAVA AGAMA’ MORE PARTICULARLY “SRI PA:NCHA RA:THRA A:GAMA”. But for vaikha:nasa system, it is the sage ‘vikhanas’ ordained his 4 disciples viz., atri, bhrugu, marichi & ka:syapa, to do the worship of Lord Vishnu only, and then they in turn, wrote some books on how to do the worship of Lord Vishnu. People started calling them as ‘vaikhanasa agama’.

ANYTHING CHANTED IN PRAISE OF GOD SHOULD BE OFFERED TO THE LORD ULTIMATE, SRIMAN NARAYANA ONLY, IN VEDIC SAMPRADAYAM. BECAUSE THE LORD OF GODDESS LAKSHMI & BHUDEVI, IS THE SUPREME PURUSHA, WHO IS THE ORIGIN OF THIS ENTIRE UNIVERSE. (HE IS SAHASRA SI:RSHA: PURUSHAHA and HRI:SCHA THE: LAKSHMI:SCHA PATHNYAU) HENCE,
ALL THE PEOPLE BELIEVE AND FOLLOW VEDAS SHOULD SAY AT THE END “SRI:MAN NA:RA:YANA:YE:THI SAMARPAYA:MI”.

WE CANNOT UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF THAT NA:RA:YANA. THAT NA:RA:YANA HIMSELF TOOK INCARNATION A LOT AND APPEARED ON THIS PLANET EARTH TO SAVE THE SOULS. LAST ONE AMONG THEM WAS LORD SRI KRISHNA. DURING THAT INCARNATION, IN HIS GREAT DIVINE SONG BHAGAVAD GITHA HE SAID “OFFER EVERYTHING TO ME. I SEE THAT IT REACHES
PROPER DESTINATION” ( THATH KURUSHWA MADARPANAM ). OFFER SOMETHING, NOT ONLY TO HIM, BUT TO ANYONE YOU OFFER ANYTHING, THROUGH KRISHNA, IT SAFELY REACHES THE END, WITHOUT ANY CUTS AND DISCOUNTS.

THAT IS THE REASON EVERYBODY HAS TO DEDICATE ANYTHING SAYING ‘SARVAM SRI:KRISHNA:RPANAM ASHTU’.

THOUGH NA:RA:YANA & SRIKRISHNA ARE ONE AND THE SAME, YET, NA:RA:YANA IS THE RIVER AND KRISHNA IS THE DECORATED SHORE. YOU NEED TO ENTER THE RIVER THROUGH A SHORE ONLY, RIGHT! BY SAYING THESE TWO SENTENCES, YOU ARE RECOGNIZING THAT THE RIVER AND THE SHORE ARE NOT SEPARATE.
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JAI SRIMANNARAYANA
WE ARE HAPPY WITH YOUR QUESTION.
ACCORDING TO VEDIC TRADITION, THE MANTHRA OF NARAYANA IS CALLED AS MANTHRA BRAHMAM/ MANTHRA RAJAM ETC. IN SHOWERING JNANAM ON DEVOTEES WHO MEDITATE UP ON THAT, IT IS LIKE AN OCEAN. WHERE AS OTHER MANTHRAS ARE LIKE DROPS IN THAT.

THE MEANING OF MANTHRA ‘GOVINDA’ MEANS ‘ ONE WHO SAVES EVEN AN INNOCENT BEING AND BLESSES WITH ULTIMATE BLISS ‘.

‘ ONE WHO BLESSES THE DEVOTEES WITH THE ABILITY OF GOOD SPEECH ‘ ALSO.

ONE WHO MEDITATES ON THIS WILL BE BLESSED WITH THE GRACE OF LORD AND GOOD SPEECH.

FOR THE MEDITATOR OF NARAYANA MANTHRA, LORD BLESSES EVERYTHING.
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ANSWER
Meaning of the word ‘adiyen’ ….  In tamil ‘adi’ is foot. ‘yen’ means ‘ I ‘. Hence, ‘I am your foot’  if we say in telugu it is like ‘mee pada dhu:li’ something like that.

SUPREME IS ONE AND HAS MANY ORGANS IN IT LIKE OUR BODY HAS MANY LIMBS. WE ARE ONE ONLY, YET EACH OF THE PARTS HAS ITS OWN ENTITY, WORKS FOR THE ONE ONLY. SO ALSO, IN THE UNIVERSE ONE SUPREME, WITH ALL THE JIVAS AS HIM LIMBS, ALONG WITH THE NATURE, PRAKRUTHI. JIVA IS SEPARATE BUT A PART OF THE WHOLE. THIS IS WHAT HE SAID IN BHAGAVAD GITHA “ mamaiva:mso: ji:va lo:ke: ji:vabhu:thas sana :thanaha “.

THIS IS WONDERFUL QUESTION. GOD IS REALLY CLOSER THAN ANYTHING IN THIS WORLD; HE IS CLOSER THAN YOUR OWN SELF. BUT ARE WE REALLY ABLE TO IDENTIFY? NO, FOR SURE.  UNLESS ONE IDENTIFIES, ONE CANNOT FEEL HIM.  IT IS THE KARMIC LAYER NOT ALLOWING US TO REALIZE HIS PRESENCE WITH US. DO YOU AGREE WITH THIS?  IF THIS IS OK, THEN, WE ARE ABLE TO RECOGNIZE MANTHRA IN SPITE OF THE KA;RMIC LAYER, BUT NOT GOD. THEN WHICH ONE IS GREATER? IS IT GOD, WHO WILL NOT SHOW UP AT ALL, WHEN THERE ARE OBSTACLES, OR , IS IT MANTHRA, WHICH ALLOWS US TO UNDERSTAND HERSELF AND HER MEANING ALSO, CROSSING THE BARRIERS OF OBSTACLES? THAT IS WHY OUR ACHARYAS HAVE CONSIDERED THAT THE MANTHRA IS CLOSER THAN GOD HIMSELF TO THE SEEKERS.

IT WAS SRIMAN ” PRATHIVADI BHAYANKARAM ANNAN SWAMY ONLY, WE SUPPOSE, WHO COMPOSED SRIVENKATESWARA SUPRABHATHAM ETC.,

Jai Srimannarayana!
Your question seems genuine. Sarana:gathi does not mean realizing God as ‘means & end’. It is total surrenderance. You may realize Him in any manner. Once surrendered then you loose your identification. Yet, you do everything, because, your body, mind, intellect and the soul itself became Him properity. He makes them to function and for Him sake only.
Then all the activities will be there. The only difference is everything will be aimed at God.

As we are not inscient beings, having knowledge of ourselves, we need to show some difference than an life-less object. That is what we call as ‘pra:rdhana’. It, in fact, is not a request for granting anything, including mo:ksha. Still, we request for things to grant, ” IT IS CHAITANYA KA:RYAM AND RA:GA PRAYUKTHAM” that means it is only the result of the knowledge one possesses. And when we know the unbreakable relation-ship with God, He is having all wonderful traits with Him, all are for us only, We also are not otherwise doing anything for our own sake nor trying to go on our own for some other goal, not trying to wipe out our sins on our own, and He is not incapable of erasing them in total, as there is no other reason for our stay here in this world, we plead before God to accept us soon to Him. That becomes the Pra:rdhana, what Bhagavad Ra:ma:nuja made with Lord, of course, it is done for our sake.

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Jai Srimannarayana!
If initiation is taken then after chanting the Guru Parampara, ashta:kshari manthra may be chanted. There is no swara or specific way to chant it. Chant it in a normal way, not too fast nor too slow. If possible try to recollect the meaning of the manthram. That given a lot of benifit than just repeating like a parrot. You can just start it after taking Sri: pa:da thi:rtham.

TO CHANT AND DO PU:JA, THERE WAS NO DISCRIMINATION, WHETHER THEY ARE LADIES OR GENTS ETC., ALL ARE EQUAL BEFORE GOD. AFTER CHANTING THE MANTHRA GIVEN TO YOU AS INITIATION, BY YOUR GURU, YOU CAN CHANT ASHTA SLO:KI, 8 SLO:KAS WRITTEN BY SRI PARA:SARA BHATTAR. THEY ARE THE QUINTESSENCE OF 3 MANTHRAS. YOU CAN CHANT SRI VISHNU SAHASRA NAMA STHOTHRAM. YOU CAN ALSO CHANT SANKSHE:PA RA:MA:YANAM ETC, SO MANY ARE AVAILABLE IN OUR SRIPATHI STHUTHIMA:LA:.

Jai Srimannarayana!
Ma:, is a nama of goddess Lakshmi. If it is short “ma” then it refers to the soul. This is ‘jeeva’. The meaning is one who is an embodiment of knowledge or one who possesses knowledge as his nature. It is not a manthra. Usually manthra needs to have o:m at the begining, then there should be ‘namaha’ either in the middle or at the end of that name. Then only it will be called as manthra. If you want to make ‘ma’ as a manthra then it will like ” o:m ma:thre: namaha”. or “o:m namo: ma:thre:”

MAY 14TH IS MOTHERS’ DAY. FOR US, EVERY DAY IS MOTHERS’ DAY, FOR GODDESS LAKSHMI IS ALWAYS TAKING CARE OF US WHILE INTERCEDING BETWEEN US AND GOD. BUT FOR WEST IT IS ONLY ONE DAY THEY ALLOT FOR MOTHERS. PITY FOR THEM. YET WE ARE SENDING HEREWITH A PRAYER THAT REVEALS THE GREATNESS OF THE NAMASKARAM OFFERED TO THE
MOTHER.

“Thandri kante: kolachu daivammu kante nu
Gurula kante sarva surula kante
Talli pa:damulaku thalavanchi mrokkina
Kara thala:malakamu laraya sirulu”

MEANING “PROSTRATING BEFORE MOTHERS DIVINE FEET IS THE RESULT OF GREATER VIRTUES, FOR IT IS GREATER THAN PROSTRATING BEFORE FATHER, BEFORE WORSHIPPING GOD, BEFORE GURUS OR BEFORE ALL THE DEVATHAS. BOWING BEFORE MOTHER, SHOWERS ALL THE WEALTHS AT OUR DOORSTEP”.

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WE ARE HAPPY FOR THE CURIOUCITY YOU HAVE. THE NAMES OF THE UPANISHADS CAME IN DIFFERENT WAYS. SOME CAME BY THE FIRST WORD THEY HAVE VIZ., I:SA, KE:NA ETC., SOME NAMES CAME BY THE PERSONS CHANTED THOSE PARTS OF THE VEDAS. KATTHA AND CHHANDO:GYA NAMES CAME LIKE THAT. THE PART OF SA:MA VE:DA, WHICH WAS CHANTED
AND PROTECTED FROM GENERATIONS TOGETHER BY ORAL TRADITION, BY THE SCHOLARS CALLED ‘CHHANDO:GAS’, BECAME ‘CHHANDO:GYO:PANISHAD’. HENCE, THIS NAME CAME AFTER THE SCHOLARS WHO WERE CHANTING IT.
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AT THE OUTSET, ONE NEEDS TO REMEMBER THAT RAMAYANAM WAS NOT BOOK OF POETRY, WRITTEN BY SOME POET.. IT WAS HISTORY. VALMIKI RECORDED ALL THAT WHATEVER HAD HAPPENED. HENCE THERE SHOULD NOT BE ANY QUESTION LIKE ‘WHY IT HAD HAPPENED’. ALL THAT WE NEED NOT KNOW HOW SOMETHING WAS HAPPENED. AND TRY TO UNDERSTAND THE REASON IF POSSIBLE, JUSTIFICATION SHOULD BE ACCORDING TO WHATEVER HAD HAPPENED NOT ACCORDING TO OUR OWN LOGIC.

NOW, RAMA KNOWS THAT SITHA WAS PURE AND SITHA KNOWS THAT RAMA WAS ALSO GOOD. WITHOUT SITHA’S ENTERING INTO THE FIRE ITSELF RAMA WAS SURE OF SITHA’S CHARACTER. BUT HE ALSO WAS A MAN. SO HUMANLY WEAKNESSES BOTHERED HIM. THAT WAS A DIFFERENT ISSUE. SHE PROVED HER GREATNESS, WHILE COMING OUT FROM THE FIRE. BUT
WHO KNOW ABOUT IT? ONE MAN, HIS OWN BROTHER KNOWS. ALL OTHERS WHO WITNESSED WERE MONKEYS, DEMONS AND DEVATHAS. NO OTHER MAN WAS THERE TO SAY. SO THERE IS ALWAYS A ROOM FOR SUSPICION. AND THAT SUSPICION WAS THERE IN ALL THE PEOPLE OF AYODHYA. ONLY ONE CAME OUT AND OTHER WERE HIDING IN THEIR HEARTS ONLY. THAT WAS THE REASON THEY DID NOT ASK RAMA, WHEN THEY CAME TO KNOW THAT SITHA WAS SENT TO FOREST. RAMA GOT IT CONFIRMED BY THEN, SO HE DECIDED TO SATISFY THE WHOLE COUNTRY, RATHER THAN KEEPING HIMSELF AND SITHA HAPPY BY LIVING TOGETHER. SO HE SENT HER TO THE FOREST. THEY MADE THE COUNTRY FEEL HAPPY
AT THE COST OF THEIR OWN LIVES AND JOY.

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VARAHA INCARNATION HAS TAKEN PLACE MANY YUGAS AGO. WHEREAS SRINIVASA’S INCARNATION WAS IN THE KALIYUGA ONLY. THOUGH LORD INSTRUCTED THE KING TO CONSTRUCT A TEMPLE FOR HIM IN KALIYUGA, BUT PRIOR TO THAT, RIGHT FROM KRUTHA YUGA, HE WAS APPEARING TO MANY PEOPLE THERE ON THE TIRUMALA HILLS. DURING THAT
TIME, HE USED TO INTERACT WITH VARAHA SWAMY ALSO. THOUGH THE AVATHARAS ARE DIFFERENT THERE IS NO PROBLEM FOR HIM TO INTERACT. YOU MUST BE KNOWING THAT RAMA AND PARASURAMA AVATHARAS ARE OF THE SAME GOD, YET BOTH HAVE AN INTERACTION AND FIGHT TOO. ALL THAT IS HIS PLAY.

WHO CAN QUESTION HIM FOR HIS DEEDS?
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AS YOU HAVE RIGHTLY OBSERVED THAT VISISHTADWAITHIS, FOLLOW THE VEDIC PRINCIPLE, WHICH SAYS THAT THERE ARE 3 REALITIES, THE NATURE, GOD & SOUL. ALL THE 3 ARE ETERNAL. GOD DID NOT CREATE ANY OF THE SOULS OR THE NATURE. SOULS AS THEY ARE SO TINY IN SIZE AND HAVING KNOWLEDGE OF THEIR OWN, THEY ARE PRONE TO BE CAUGHT UP BY THE THINGS AROUND. THE NATURE ATTRACTS LIKE THAT. GOD, AS HE IS VIBHU, ALL PERVADING, KNOWS EVERYTHING AND WILL NEVER BECOME PREY TO THE ILL EFFECTS OF THE NATURE. AND AT THE SAME TIME HE IS ALL COMPASSIONATE. AS AN ABLED PERSON HELPS TO THE OTHERS, SO ALSO GOD TRIES TO HELP THE NEEDY. A FEW SOULS, WHOM WE CALL AS BADDHAS, CAUGHT UP IN THE CLUTCHES OF THE NATURE, NOT ABLE TO ACT ON THEIR OWN
AND FACING THE PAINS OF THE BIRTH & DEATH. COMPASSIONATE GOD COMES TO RESCUE THE SOULS AND TAKES MANY AVATHARAS (INCARNATONS). WHILE HELPING, AT TIMES, HE COMES DOWN HEAVILY ALSO, AFTER ALL, FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE SOUL ONLY. THIS IS THE WAY HE GOT CONTROL OVER THE SOUL.

FOR THOSE WHO ACCEPT HIS GUIDANCE, HE SHOWS ALL GOOD AND LEADS TO A PLACE WHERE THE NATURE CANNOT ACT UPON THE SOUL. THOSE WHO DO NOT BELIEVE IN HIM, HE CANNOT HELP THEM. THEY KEEP ON ROTATING IN THE NATURE UP & DOWN, BECOMING INCAPABLE OF KNOWING WHO AND WHAT THEY ARE.HERE GOD’S INTERFERENCE IS NOT THERE. IT IS KARMA ONLY, SHOWS ALL POWER AND THE NATURE CONTROLLS EVERYTHING. GOD IS ONLY AN OBESERVER THEN. SO THERE IS NO PARTIALITY TO HIM.

REGARDING BUDDHA AND VISHNU. WHEN A WALL TAKES MANY CRACKS, IT WILL BE REMOVED IN TOTAL AND THEN A NEW ONE WILL BE CONSTRUCTED. IT IS THE SAME WITH ‘VEDIC DHARMA’ ALSO. PEOPLE WERE BADLY EXPLOITING VEDIC RITURALS IN THOSE DAYS, AND USING VEDA FOR THEIR OWN BENEFITS. PEOPLE WERE RATHER CHEATED BY THE SO-CALLED VEDIC PRACTITIONERS. WE CAN SEE THE SAME SITUATION NOW ALSO. AS PEOPLE ARE DEVOTED, MANY PRACTITIONERS ARE ELLURING PEOPLE WITH MANY YANTRAS, MANTHRAS AND THANTHRAS TOO. THEY EVEN STARTED CREATING NEW GODS ALSO. LORD VISHNU HIMSELF THOUGHT OF REBUILDING THE VEDIC DHARMA, FORWHICH HE HAS TAKEN THE BUDDHA AVATHARA AND SPREAD ETHISM. BUT THE INTERESTING THINGS WAS THAT HE MADE PEOPLE
TO FOLLOW THE ESSENCE OF VEDA. BY HIS 3 SUTHRAS HE MADE PEOPLE TO RESPECT GURU(buddham saranam gacchami), TO PRACTICE GOOD (dharmam saranam gacchami) AND TO OBEY THE ORDER OF THE SOCIETY (sangham saranam gacchami). LATER, ONCE THE WRONG PRACTICES HAVE GONE, LIKE ANIMAL SACRIFICES ETC., FOR MUNDANE BENEFITS,
GOD MADE ACHARYAS LIKE KUMA:RILA BHATTU, TO REVITALIZE THE VEDIC DHARMA.

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Jai Srimannarayana!

The world is such a great thing, which can drag any person, no matter whosoever he may be. When one is in this world, should go along with the things available. All that you need to relate them to your Lord,as they are provided by
Him and see how best you can relate them to Him. But while doing so, you must select possibly good things. Then try to feel the presence of your Lord always within you and taking care of you always. If you are not detached mentally with
Him, that is enough for Him to bring you up, from wherever you are.
Try and Try again to feel Him. OK!
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Jai Srimannarayana!
Who said vedic knowledge could not be obtained by women and non-brahmins? One whoever is interested can get the vedic essence. The restriction is only to chant vedic manthras from the beginning to end. Because they involved with
intonation ie. Swaras. Manthra will not add any stress on the uterus of women. That is very un-scientific. As other wont perform Sandhyavandhan three time a day, they asked not to chant the manthras from ve:das. but they can always learn
the meaning and other details of the vedas and practise them. Smruthis are valied for all the ages. But howmuch you need to take from each, that is what one needs to understand. Every Smruthy has its own relevance.

Jai Srimannarayana!

Listening 24 hours to devotional songs etc., is no doubt good. But the body never permits one to do so, because it has so many other things to do. If ignored the person will be thrown out by the society. And the karma also will not allow one to do so. Do it for some time and be able to attend all other activities as service to God only.

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SRIMATHE RAMANUJAYA NAMAHA
Jai Srimannarayana

It is interesting to know that some discussion was going on, with regard to observing the distance during Ruthu time to women.

There are so many traditions being observed by our Vedic people, proved to be good for health and also for the sake of spiritual benefit.

Proving all of them through the ‘so-called science’, may not be possible all the times. For the scientific devices have their own limitations, proving through them is not impossible.

These scientific revelations keep changing everyday. One person says something and gets a noble prize today,
and tomorrow, another person condemns that theory and gets another noble prize. Again some other comes and re-establishes the older discovery, in a different style, he also gets another noble award. All these silly things can be found in our World records book. Hence, proving through such unreliable sources is meaningless.

Our traditions and customs are time-tested and more useful ones’. No doubt people whoever are interested will definitely reap the good fruit of these practices certainly, one day.

Those whoever is not interested, also will experience the result of such abuses, slowly. So, try to follow first, whatever our ancesters ordered us to follow, then search for the reason, why they said so, or atleast, what would be their idea behind putting such practices for future generations.

Even if you could not trace the reason through any mode, still keep practicing, let some day come, someone comes to
prove it’s role for the good of the individual and Society in general.

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JAI SRIMANNARAYANA!
GOD GAVE YOU EVERYTHING YOU DESERVE, RIGHT! PEACE, ENERGY OR ENJOYMENT ETC., WILL NOT REST IN THE THINGS THAT ARE AVAILABLE OR IN THE SUBJECT WE LEARN. IT DWELLS, IN THE MIND AS AND HOW WE RECEIVE THINGS AROUND AND WITHIN OURSELVES.

“RECEIVING AND INTERPRETING THEM” ARE VERY IMPORTANT THINGS. EVEN IF YOU GO TO A VILLAGE AND LEARN PRABANDHAS, START CHANTING… EVEN THEN ALSO THAT CHANTING MAY BECOME MECHANICAL AFTE SOME TIME. YOU MAY SEE MANY PEOPLE CHANTING VEDAS AND PRABANDHAM, LIKE THAT. SO LEARNING SUBJECTS IS ONE PART. STARTING RECEIVING
THINGS IN A POSITIVE WAY IS MAIN PART OF THE WHOLE.

FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU THINK THAT JOB IS YOURS, THEN YOU MAY FEEL BORED TO DO THAT. IF YOU EITHER FEEL IT DUTY FOR YOUR SURVIVAL, THEN YOU DO IT AS A BURDEN. IF YOU THINK THAT IT IS A WAY TO SERVE GOD, THROUGH YOUR OFFICE, CUSTEMER, DEALER OR BOSS, INSTRUMENTS LIKE PAPER & PEN & MACHINES ETC., THEN YOU LOVE EVERY MOVEMENT, FOR YOU ARE WITH GOD AND SERVING HIM ONLY. ALL THAT WE CHANT MANTHRAS, PRABANDHAS OR PUJAS ETC., SHOULD ALLOW US TO FEEL THIS. THEN ONLY THEY, WE CAN SAY, ARE BEING UTILIZED WELL. OTHERWISE, IT IS ONLY SPENDING ENERGIES ON
SOMETHING. YOU MAY TRY THIS FOR SOME TIME AND GET BACK TO US. OK!!
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JAI SRIMANNARAYANA!

THE DESCRIPTION YOU HAVE SEEN, MUST BE FROM ISCON BOOKS. THEY FEEL THAT KRISHNA IS THE ORIGIN TO ALL THE INCARNATIONS. FROM HIM ONLY EVERYTHING CAME. WE ACCEPT IT THOUGH, FOR LORD KRISHNA IS NONE ELSE THAN LORD NARAYANA HIMSELF, YET, HE IS ONLY ONE AVATHA:RA AMONG MANY. THAT HAS BEEN VERY CLEARLY DESCRIBED IN SRIMAD
BHAGAVATHAM. THE DIFFERENCE IS, IN OTHER AVATHA:RAS, LORD CHOSE ONLY A FEW QUALITIES FOR HIS ACTIVITIES, WHEREAS IN KRISHNA AVATHA:RA, HE APPEARED WITH MANY OF HIS DIVINE QUALITIES. AND ALSO, THE QUALITIES OF ALL AVATHA:RAS ARE SEEN THERE. THAT IS WHY, KRISHNA AVATHA:RA IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE “PARIPU:RNA AVATHA:RA”.

THE LORD SUPREME IS NO DOUBT NAMED AFTER ‘VA:SUDE:VA’ ALSO. THERE ARE MANY OTHER NAMES IN THOUSANDS TO THE LORD SUPREME. ACCORDING TO VEDAS THE NAME GIVEN TO HIM IS ‘SRIMAN NARAYANA’ OR ‘VISHNU’ OR ‘PARAMAM PADAM’

THE NAME ‘VA:SUDE:VA’ GIVEN TO KRISHNA BECAUSE HE IS THE SON OF ‘VASUDE:VA’.
LORD SUPREME, HAVING THE NAME AS ‘VA:SUDE:VA’ IS VERY MEANINGFUL AND ALSO FIXED ON HIM. VAS=EXISTS, DIV=SHINES. ONE WHO EXISTS EVERYWHERE AND EFFULGENT, IN OTHER WORDS, OMNI-PRESENT WITH HIS GRACE IS ‘VA:SUDE:VA’. THIS NAME IS ALSO SEEN WITH 1)THE LORD IN HIS PRIMERY ABODE, THE PARAMAPADAM, & 2)THE FIRST ONE AMONG
THE FOUR PLANNING ABODES, THE FOUR VYU:HAS.

PARAMAPADAM, VYU:HAM AND KRISHNA AVATHA:RA, ALL THESE 3 ARE VYAKTHA RU:PAS OF VA:SUDE:VA, i.e., FORMS THAT ARE VISIBLE. BUT THE NAME ‘VA:SUDE:VA’ THE ALL PERVASIVE, EVER EFFULGENT IS THERE WITH THE FORM OF THE LORD THAT CANNOT BE SEEN BY ANYBODY ‘AVYAKTHA’. THIS FORM ALSO WAS SHOWN TO ARJUNA IN HIM VISWA RU:PA
SANDARSANA IN 11 TH CHAPTER OF BHAGAVAD GITHA. NO BEGINNING NOR ENDING TO THAT FORM.

THAT NAME, IF AT ALL GIVEN TO THE SUPREME SHOULD BE LIKE ‘NA:RA:YANA’. THAT IS WHAT MENTIONED IN PURA:NAS AND UPANISHADS.

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IT LOOKS THAT YOU HAVE MESSED UP THE THINGS AND GOT CONFUSED. THE WORD”AHANKA:RAM” HAS SOMANY MEANINGS. 1. EGO, 2.MANAS (MIND), 3. THINKING THAT THE BODY AND THE SOUL ARE ONE, 4. AN ELEMENT THAT BECOMES THE ORIGIN TO THIS
UNIVERSE, WHICH TAKES 3 FORMS AND NAMED AFTER i)SA:TWIC AHANKA:RAM, ii)RA:JASA AHANKA:RAM & iii) THA:MASA AHANKA:RAM. AMONG THESE 3, ALL THE SENSORY & VITAL ORGANS + MANAS WILL EMERGE FROM SA:TWIC AHANKA:RAM. ALL THE 5 ELEMENTS WITH THEIR QUALITIES(PANCHA BHUTHAS) WILL EMENATE FROM THA:MASA AHANKA:RAM. THE
RA:JASA AHANKA:RAM WILL HELP THESE TWO AHANKA:RAS, IN BRINGING OUT THEIR DETAILS.

OF THE 4 AHANKA:RAS 1 & 3 ARE FEELINGS. 2 & 4 ARE ELEMENTS (DRAVYAS). YOU GOT CONFUSED WITH 1 & 4. SRI PILLAI LO:KA:CHARYA, REVEALED ALL THESE DETAILS IN HIS WORK ‘THATWA THRAYAM’. HE GOT THE INFORMATION NOT FROM THE DIVYA PRABANDHAMS. PRABANDHAMS GIVE INFORMATION ABOUT FEW THINGS ONLY. PURA:NAMS GIVE THESE DETAILS.

2. WHO TOLD THAT GUHA OFFERED NON-VEG FOOD TO RAMA? IN VALMIKI RA:MA:YANAM IT IS VERY CLEAR THAT GUHA OFFERED ONLY VEGITARIAN FOODS LIKE HONEY, FRUITS ETC. MUCH DESCRIPTION IS NOT NECESSARY, WE FEEL.

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Jai srimannarayana!

If one does not feel the joy of reading and listening the stories of Lord, that persons life on this earth is simply waste. You are really blessed to feel the joy of them.

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I would like to know who is true vaishnavite?
1. stamping samasrenalu

ANS: “STAMPING” WORD IS NOT GOOD. SAMASRAYANAM IS TAKEN, OUT OF FAITH IN SASTHRAS AND ACHARYAS. IT BURNS THE SINS AND MAKES THE SOUL PURE. LATER HOW DO WE KEEP IT, DEPENDS UPON OUR OWN ACTS.

2. Following strict diet restrictions

ANS: FOLLOWING STRICT DIET RESTRICTIONS, BASED UPON THE LOVE AND CONCERN WE HAVE ON GOD. AS THE QUALITY OF THE SOIL DEPENDS UPON THE FOOD PROVIDED IN IT, THUS THE ABILITY OF THE BODY GROWS WITH THE FOOD GIVEN TO IT. TO GROW SATWIC QUALITIES, SATWIC FOOD IS VERY ESSENTIAL. IF ONE DOES NOT FOLLOW THAT, IT MEANS HE IS NOT INTERESTED IN SATWIC QUALITIES AND THEN HE IS NEED NOT BE CONSIDERED AS A DEVOTEE AT ALL. OUR ACTIONS SPEAK ACCURATE ABOUT OUR THOUGHTS, THAN OUR WORDS AND FEELINGS. HENCE DIET ALSO PROVES ABOUT A REAL VAISHNAVA.

3. Doing pooja daily

ANS; DOING PUJA MAY NOT PROVE VAISHNAVISM, BUT IT IS AN ACT COMES OUT AUTOMATIC, WHICH MAKES EVERY ACTIVITY AS PUJA OF LORD ONLY. NOT REALLY FEELING IN THE HEART AND DOING PUJA DOES NOT MAKE ANY SENSE AT ALL.

Please let me know what is the most important characteristics other than mentioned above for being a true vaishnavite?
Finally a true vaishnavite is he whose heart bleeds for others and feels the relation with God in all respects.

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IT IS TRUE THAT MIND IS SO POWERFUL TO DISTURB US LIKE ANY THING.

FIRST OF ALL, YOU HAVE TO ALLOW YOUR THOUGHTS TO FLOW IN THEIR OWN WAY. THEN THERE WON’T BE ANY STRESS ON YOUR MIND. THEN THE FLOW OF THOUGHTS SHOULD BE CHANNALIZED IN THE WAY YOU LIKE.
FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOUR MIND IS SHOWING FRUITS, LET IT THINK. TAKE KRISHNA TO THAT PLACE AND SHOW HIM ALL THE FRUITS YOUR MIND IS CARRYING WITH IT, AND TELL KRISHNA THAT ALL THOSE FRUITS ARE FOR HIM. THEN YOUR MIND GETS PURIFIED BECAUSE OF HIS PRESENCE THERE.

NOW, HERE YOU DID LISTEN YOUR MIND AND YOU WILL ACHIEVE YOUR FOCUS ON KRISHNA ( OR YOUR GOAL ALSO).
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In Sanskrit this term is refered as “33 Ko:ti De:vathas”

‘Koti’ in Sanskrit language means: “Section”.
For Instance, words like ‘Pratipaksha Koti , Purvapaksha Koti’ in Sansrkit use the word ‘Koti’ in them.
Hence, 33 Koti Devathas mean – 33 sections of Gods who administer this creation in different ways.

The 33 Koti Devathas are:

  • 12 “Adityas” – (They take care of the sustanance of the universe in different ways)
  • 11 “Rudras” – (They change the forms of the entities from one to another. People call it destruction, but it actually means changing the forms for the better)
  • 8 “Vasus” – (They nurture the entities)
  • 2 “Ashwinis” – (They rectify the problems. They are known as the doctors. One of them take care of living entities, while the other takes care of ‘Animal Husbandry and Forestry’)

Under each of the Koti Devathas, there are millions of other Gods working for them

– Excerpt from Sri Swamiji’s Pravachanams : LA Summer Camp 2007

EVERYBODY TAKES BIRTH EQUALLY CRYING, IE. SUDRATWAM. THE OTHER PART OF THE SLOKA WAS “ KARMANA JAYATHE DWIJAH” BY VIRTUE OF HIS DEEDS ONE ATTAINS DWIJATWAM, MEANS, GETS JNANA JANMA, A BIRTH ACQUIRED WITH KNOWLEDGE, GENERAL KNOWLEDGE ITSELF GIVES THAT ‘DWIJATWAM’. NOW, COMING TO OUR ISSUE, ONE WHO UNDERGOES PANCHA SAMSKARAMS, IS ACCEPTED AS ATTAINING 3RD JANMA.
THE KARMA ONE HAS TO DO IS REALIZING AND DEDICATING TO THE LORD AND DEVOTEES. THIS DOES NOT MEAN ONE HAS TO LEARN SOMETHING SPECIAL FORTHAT PURPOSE. NO!
DEDICATE ALL THE ACTIVITIES TO THE LORD KRISHNA, IMMEDIATELY AFTER FINISHING THEM. THIS IS ALL WHAT NEEDED TO BE DONE.
‘EXCEPT RADDISH AND ONION, GARLIC, LEAVES LIKE MARUWANA ( GONGURA); OTHERS ARE MOSTLY OKEYED.
TRY TO LEAD A SIMPLE LIFE THAT IS ENOUGH. LEAD A REAL LIFE IT IS ENOUGH.

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We are happy for the question you have.
According to our scriptures there are 8.4 million varieties of species. It means that all the moving creatures have been classified into 8.4 millions. In each of them there again may be sub-divisions viz., if you take a cat for instance, there are white cats, black cats and cats in different verities. That is how we take them.

Now, a soul after leaving a body need not enter the same variety of body. It may enter any body. But, that depends upon the karma it is carrying with it. That karma leads one soul from the bottom to the top and from top to the bottom also. That means, a soul may go to an insect body from a human and a tiny creature may come and take a human body also. Kingdom of each creature has its own qualities, but that is decided only after getting that particular body by the soul. All this is about moving creatures only.

The soul may enter even plant body also depending upon its own karma. Because we are able to prove the existence of life in all types of plants and trees also. Your friend need to understand a lot in this subject.

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WE ARE HAPPY FOR THE QUESTIONS YOU HAVE ABOUT THE RELIGION. WE GIVE ANSWERS IN SHORT. Ok!

1. WE ARE NOT NECESSARILY BE CALLED AS HINDUS. BECAUSE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT GODS, & THINGS LIKE SOULS, VIRTUES(PUNYAS) OR SINS(PAPAS), HEAVEN, HELL AND MANY MORE THINGS – NOT BECAUSE WE HAVE SEEN THEM, BUT BECAUSE WE ARE KNOWING ABOUT THEM THROUGH A SCRIPTURE CALLED VEDA. ALL THE SASTHRAS, PURANAS ETC., ARE ELABORATING THE ESSENCE OF VEDAS ONLY. HENCE WE SHOULD BE CALLED AS VEDICS. ALL THE NAMES LIKE VISHNU, SIVA BRAHMA OR ANY OTHER DEVAS OR FOUND ONLY IN THAT VEDA. OK.

AND THEN, PEOPLE BELONGING TO KING BHARATHA WERE OUR ANCESTORS. HERE “OUR” MEANS NOT ONLY PEOPLE IN INDIA, BUT PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD, LET THEM BELONG TO ANY RACE OR COLOUR. BECAUSE OF THIS ALL THESE HUMAN BEINGS SHOULD BE CALLED AS “BHARATHAS”. KEEP THESE TWO THINGS IN MIND FIRST. ‘HINDU’ IS THE NAME USED AS A DISTORTED VERSION.

IN VEDAS, THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD. NOT MANY. BUT THAT ONE, IS ALL-PERVASIVE, SO HE IS CALLED AS VISHNU. HE IS GREATER THAN THE GREATEST. SO HE IS CALLED AS BRAMHA. HE ALWAYS DOES GOOD TO ALL. THUS HE IS CALLED AS SIVA. HE IS CONTROLLING EVERY THING SO, HE IS NAMED AFTER ISWARA. HE DWELLS IN AND OUT OF ALL OBJECT, KNOWING EVERY MOVEMENT, RIGHT FROM ATOM TO COSMOS. SO HE IS NAMED AFTER NARAYANA. ULTIMATELY IT IS ONE GOD ONLY, HAVING SEVERAL NAMES,
REVEALING SEVERAL ACTIVITIES, TO SUPPORT THIS UNIVERSE. GREAT PEOPLE GAVE DIFFERENT FORMS TO DEPICT THOSE ACTIVITIES. ONE NEED NOT BE CONFUSED BY SEEING DIFFERENT NAMES AND FORMS.

AND THEN, WE, FOLLOWING VEDAS, TRY TO FEEL THE PRESENCE OF THAT UNIVERSAL POWER GOD, IN EVERY OBJECT EVEN IN THE NATURE AND ALL LIVING ENTITIES, MAY BE THEY ARE DOMESTIC OR CRUEL. WE RESPECT ALL THE SYSTEM OF THE UNIVERSE BECAUSE THEY ARE WITH SOME PURPOSE. NO ENTITY EXISTS WITHOUT REASON. HENCE, EVERY CRUEL CREATURE IS ATTACHED TO ONE FORM OF GOD VIZ., SERPANT WITH VISHNU, SNAKES WITH SIVA, LION WITH PARVATHI, EAGLE WITH VISHNU, BULL WITH
SIVA… LIKE THAT. THIS SAYS THAT YOU NEED NOT IGNORE EVEN THOSE ANIMALS AND BIRDS. IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU HAVE TO LIVE WITH THEM IN YOUR HOUSES. WHAT YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT THEY MUST BE KEPT IN THEIR RESPECTIVE PLACES AND SHOULD NOT BE DISTURBED

BASED ON THE PERSONIFIED FORMS OF THOSE POWERS OF GOD, PURANAS GAVE INNUMERABLE DETAILS OF EVENTS. WE NEED PROPER GUIDANCE TO FOLLOW THEM, FOR, THEY ARE DEALING WITH UNIVERSAL SECRETS. OTHERWISE THEY APPEAR ODD. THEY WERE DESCRIBED WITH THEIR SPOUSES, NOT BECAUSE THEY ARE MARRIED LIKE HUMAN BEINGS, BUT THE WOMAN IS A FORM OF ENERGY. SO EACH OF THE FORMS OF GOD HAVING A FORM AND SOME ENERGY. ONE CANNOT SEPARATE THE ENERGY FROM THE
OBJECT. FORM IS MASCULINE WORD AND ENERGY IS A FEMININE WORD. SO THEY WERE SHOWN AS WIFE AND HUSBAND. IN VEDIC CULTURE WIFE AND HUSBAND LIVE TOGETHER TILL THE END. THEY NEVER QUARREL AND TAKE DIVORCE EVERY NOW AND THEN. EVEN AT TIMES SOME QUARREL APPEARS, IT WILL BE WITH SOME PURPOSE TO HELP SOMEBODY IN THIS WORLD. HENCE, THERE ARE WIVES WITH DIFFERENT FORMS OF THAT “ONE GOD”.

WE VEDICS NEVER CRITICISE PEOPLE WHO ARE TRYING TO SEE ‘THAT ONE GOD’ IN SOME NEW FORM THEY LIKE, BECAUSE WHEN GOD IS UNIVERSAL AND IN-DWELLER OF EVEN AN ATOM, THEN ALL OBJECTS BECOME ‘HIS FORMS ONLY’. THE IDOL WHICH PEOPLE WORSHIP ALSO FALLS IN THAT SAME CATEGORY; WHY CANNOT IT BE ACCEPTED? TO DRAW THE POWER FROM THE IDOLS, AGAIN, THERE RECOMMENDED SOME PROCEDURE IN BOOKS LIKE PANCHARATRA AGAMAM. ONE NEEDS TO LOOK INTO THEM, TAKE RIGHT LEARNING FROM THEM, THAT MAKES TO UNDERSTAND TO A LITTLE EXTENT. WHEN YOU CRITICISE OTHERS, YOU ARE PROVING YOURSELF AS AN INTOLARENT OR JEALOUS.

THEN, HOW CAN ONE NOT HAVING ANY KNOWLEDGE OF THESE FACTS, CRITICISE ANYTHING? IT IS SO IMMETURE AND IGNORANCE LIKE AN INFANT BOY CRITICISING HIGH THEORIES OF SCIENCE. IF ONE REALLY WANTS TO SAY ‘NO GOD OR NO VEDAS’ ONE SHOULD FIRST READ THEM IN TOTAL, UNDERSTAND FULLY, GET THE ACCEPTANCE FROM LEARNED VEDIC SCHOLARS AND THEN ONLY CAN SAY NO TO THOSE VEDIC TRUTHS.

UNFORTUNATELY YOUR FRIEND IS LIKE A LITTLE FROG IN A SMALL POND. HE DOES NOT KNOW THE BIG OCEANS OF KNOWLEDGE. ALL THAT WE CAN SHOW SYMPATHY TO YOUR FRIEND, TALKING BIG THINGS WITH SMALL MOUTH. YOU NEED NOT WORRY WHETHER YOU ARE GOING TO HELL OR PURGATORY (
temporary naraka ), BUT LET HIM FIRST SAVE HIMSELF FROM THEM. JESUS NEVER SAID THAT HE IS GOD. HE WAS VERY HUMBLE IN SAYING THAT HE IS THE MESSENGER OF GOD, OR, SON OF GOD. BUT HE HIMSELF DOES NOT KNOW WHO THAT GOD IS. LORD IN VEDAS AND MANY PLACES DECLARED THAT NARAYANA IS ‘GOD-SUPREME’.

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ACCORDING VALMIKI, SABARI WAS A HUNTER LADY, LIVING IN THE HERMITAGE OF SAGE MATHANGA. HIS DISCIPLES WERE HER GURUS. THEY WERE TAKING CARE OF HER, SINCE HER CHILDHOOD. SHE WAS DOING SERVICE THERE TILL THEIR DEPARTURE. THEY INFORMED HER THAT Lord RAMA IS GOING TO VISIT THIS ASRAMAM AND THEIR GURU’S GREATNESS SHOULD BE EXPLAINED TO HIM. THOSE DISCIPLES OF SAGE MATHANGA SAID THEY ARE WERE NOT ABLE TO PROLONG THEIR LIFE TIME AND HENCE THEY WERE LEAVING THEIR BODIES. SABARI THUS INSTRUCTED BY HER GURUS WAITED FOR 13 LONG YEARS FOR LORD SRIRAMA TO COME
TO HER PLACE. ULTIMATELY HE AND HIS BROTHER LAKSHMANA VISITED THAT ASRAMAM. THEY HAD INTERACTION WITH HER AND WITH THEIR ACCEPTANCE, SHE LEFT THE BODY IN THE SELF-CREATED FIRE AND ACQUIRED A DIVINE BODY AND REACHED THE LOTUS FEER OF HER GURUS. THIS IS THE STORY AVAILABLE IN SRI RAMAYANAM.
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THAT IS GOOD YOU HAVE REALIZED THAT YOU ARE IN THE POSSESSION OF THOSE QUALITIES WHICH ARE BAD. THIS IS STEP ONE. WHENEVER YOU KNOW SOME BAD IS WITH YOU, YOU ALWAYS TRY TO ELIMINATE IT. IF NOT IN PRIVACY, ATLEAST IN THE PUBLIC. THEN 2ND STEP STARTS. IF YOU HAVE BOSS IN THE OFFICE AND YOU ARE ONE AMONG MANY EMPLOYEES
IN HIS OFFICE. AND IF ONE CO-WORKER DID SOMETHING WRONG, YOU ARE NOT GOING TO FIRE HIM OR SHOWING A BURNING EYES TO HIM. BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT THE DECISSION MAKER OVER HIM. YOU RATHER CONTROL YOUR FEELING AND TRY TO BE GOOD WITH HIM TOO. HERE IS THE SOLUTION. WHEN YOU FEEL THAT YOU ARE THE BOSS, YOU TRY TO SHOW ANGER
ON ANYONE. OTHERWISE, YOU TRY TO TELL THEM NICELY. THIS STEP MAY BE TRIED FOR SOME TIME AND OBSERVE THE RESULT. THERE ARE MANY MORE STEPS OF COURSE, WHICH CANNOT BE DOWNLOADED FREE.
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ANS: ALWAYS ELDEST OF THE FAMILY ONLY WAS ELIGIBLE, IF HE IS NOT OTHERWISE HANDICAPPED. TO OBSERVE THAT ONLY, BHARATHA DID NOT ACCEPT THE THRONE AND SUBSERVED THE PA:DUKAS, IN PLACE OF LORD SRI RAMA. WHEN HE CAME BACK, THE THRONE WAS GIVEN BACK. BECAUSE RAMA WAS NOT OTHEREWISE, HANDICAPPED.

DHRUTHA RA:SHTRA WAS BLIND. HENCE, HE LOST THE CHANCE OF RULING THE KINGDOM. PANDU ALSO WAS SUFFERING FROM ILL-HEALTH. YET, BECAUSE OF HIS VISION AND ABILITY, HE WAS GIVEN THE KINGDOM AND CROWN. AUTOMATICALLY, HIS CHILDREN GOT THE CHANCE OF BECOMING HEIRS.

BECAUSE OF PANDAVAS’ OVER-KINDNESS AND DURYO:DHANA’S HIGH HANDEDNESS, KAURAVAS STARTED RULING THE KINGDOM. IN FACT, DURYO:DHANA WAS NEVER CONSIDERED AS KING AT ALL. AFTER PANDU’S DEMISE, DHRUTHARA:SHTRA WAS ONLY THE KING. YET, DURYO:DHANA, DECLARED HIMSELF AS THE KING, AS WAS STARTED MAKING ANNOUNCEMENTS AS HE WAS THE
KING OF KINGS. “DURYO:DHANA SA:RVABHOUMA”. HE WAS A ROWDY. HAVING A BIG GAND WITH HIM. HIS FATHER WAS SO MUCH FASCINATED TO HIS SON. HENCE, NO OTHER OPENED THEIR MOUTHS. INSPITE OF SOME ELDERS SAY SOMETHING GOOD, THEY NEVER CARED THOSE WORDS AT ALL.
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ANS: WHEN GOD HIMSELF COMES DOWN DIRECTLY, WE CALL THEM AS ‘SA:KSHA:TH AVATHA:RAM’, LIKE KRUSHNA, RAMA, VAMANA, NARASIMHA ETC. THERE ARE SOMEMORE INCARNATION CALLED ‘AMSA AVATHARAMS’ ‘A:VE:SA AVATHA:RAM’ ETC., TAKE FOR SOME LITTLE PURPOSES. BALARAMA, PARASU RAMA ETC., ARE A:VE:SA AVATHA:RAMS. GOD IMPOSES HIMSELF ON THEM FOR SOME TIME AND AFTER FULFILING SOME WORK, HE WITHDRAWS HIM POWER AND THEY BECOME ORDINARY PERSONS ONLY. PARASURAMA AVATHARAM FOR SOME HORRIBLE PURPOSES. WHEREAS VEDA VYASA AVATHARAM ALSO A A:VE:SA AVATHARAM, FOR WRITING SOME PURANAMS, BRAHMA SUTRAMS ETC., CALLED AS ‘SAKTI A:VE:SA AVATHARAM’. INCARNATIONS LIKE MATSYA, KURMA ETC., ARE CONSIDERED AS AMSA AVATHARAMS OF GOD DIRECTLY, BUT NOT LIKE THAT OF RAMA ETC, THESE ARE ONLY FOR A VERY LIMITED PURPOSE.

OTHER THAN THESE HIS POWER WILL BE THERE IN ALL THE JIVAS ACCORDINGLY TO THEIR KARMA, HIS POWER IS PROVIDED. IT IS THE SAME EVEN WITH THE JIVAS LIKE BRAHMA, INDRA, RUDRA ETC., EVEN WITHIN US ALSO HE DWELLS. BUT OUR KARMA IS OF LOW GRADE AND BRAHMAS KARMA IS OF HIGH PURE KARMA. THIS IS LIKE ORIDINARY PETROL USED FOR NORMAL CARS; AND HIGHLY PURIFIED PETROL, USED FOR AEROPLANES OF HIGH QUALITY.

IN ONE SENCE, WE ARE ALSO SOME AVATHARAS OF GOD ONLY, RIGHT!!

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JAI SRIMANNARAYANA!

You need not get mad after him. Rama was the son of a chakravarthi. He was provided with all sorts of luxaries with his father King Dasarath. You need not deprive him with those things. It was only during the period of his exile, his step-mother ordered him not to enjoy anything that is luxurious. So he observed austirities like a sage in the forest.

While he was in his kingdom during his childhood and after returning from the forest also he was having all sorts of princely wealths and facilities. So you need not yell at your friends that Rama was not having any paricharikas to serve him. All that you can say that he shared his life only with Sitha.
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Jai Srimannarayana Sheelaji!

We have gone through your mail. Also observed the reply given to you by our Sri Vishnuji. It is nice.

In olden days Gods used to play with human beings. Probably to give a repartee, now a days human beings are playing with Gods. They stopped creating man and man started creating Gods.

In olden days, we used to hear few stories about Ganesa, that he was the son of Lord Siva & Parvithi, having two wives viz, Siddhi and Buddhi. But now a days, my god, it is unbelievable that Ganesa appearing in somany forms. Some, Lakshmi Ganapathi also appeared from some corner. We do not know when and where he came from. And also we do not know whether his parents know something about Lakshmi or not. All this type of writings are nothing but their own creations and ultimately they impose these things in puranas and say, that some Rishi has written them. We have sufficient evidences about our own gods, fortunately. So, you need not believe all the non-sence from x, y, z books.

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Jai Srimannarayana!

Happy to know about Sitaramakalyana Mahotsavam in your home.
1.Perform Vishwaksena Puja
2.Conduct Punyaha Va:chanam
3.Arrange a place for Kalyanam. Take Sri Rama & Sita to that mandapam.
4.Provide Asanam to Lord RAma.
5.Offer Madhu Parkam, ie mixture of Yogurt & Honey.
6.Decorate Him with a New Yajno:pavi:tham.
7.Conduct mangala ashtakam chanting.
8.According to the local tradition, any other offerings like Gudam Jeerakam mixture may be offered.
9.Perform PUja to Mangalasutram and offer to Sita after touching to Rama’s hand.
10.Akshatas may be sanctified and offered to both by each one’s hand. She offers Him and He offers to her.
11.Brahma Grandhi bandhanam and Vedic asi:rwa:dam.
12.Chant Va:rana Ma:yiram and give Ha:rathi.
13.Distribute Prasadam etc., to the devotees.

There are the main activities. You may chant manthras to each of these
activities at length.
Contact any pandit to get the manthras.
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Jai Srimannarayana!
Buddhism, though originally founded by Siddhardha for peace and non-violence, but at a later stage, people following started turning too violent, eating raw meat, even today we can see that. Anything that moves could be taken by them as food. That is one of the reasons.

Next reason is, they did not accept Vedic tradition as authority. If one does not accept vedic tradition, then there would not be any history to the nation left behind. People of this land accepted the history of Rama & Krishna etc., as their own. But when that was denied, they did not take the Buddhism to their heart. So we are vedic people.
Unfortunately, today this fact is in need to be understood.
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Interesting questions you have.

Q) Did Ravana actually have 10 heads or is it an allegorical meaning ?
A) Ravana was having 10 heads. Though they were interpreted as 10 indriyas or organs of the body like sensory and vital organs, yet he was really also was having them.

Q) Which Treta Yuga did it take place ? I have heard it was in the 24th treta yuga.
A) 24th trethayuga was the rama’s period. Right you are.

Q) Are Vanaaras, Rakshashas, etc are humans with different qualities or they actually different living entities?
A) Vanaras were having ability to have their own chosen from. Ka:maru:pa Dha:rana: sakthi. So they can take any form they want.

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Jai Srimannarayana!
Vishwakse:na and Vina:yaka were not one and the same. Vishwakse:na appears just like Lord Na:ra:yana Himself. Colour will be ordinary not blue. Along with Sankha and Chakra he will be holding a long stick in his left hand and showing index finger with right hand, to fear all the evil powers. Several elephant headed (gaja mukhas) gana:dhipathis are in his force, to obey his instructions in removing the hurdles of Vishnu devotees. Vishwak Se:na is the whole and sole to look after the administration of the entire Universe and also the Paramapadam. Here is a verse says that

“vande: vaikuntta se:na:nyam, de:vam su:travathi:sakham |
yad ve:thra sikhara spande: viswam e:thath vyavasthitham ||”

Whatever draft he prepares with regard to running the vibhuties or Universes, will be accepted by Lord Srimannarayana, without any alteration or addition, it seems. A:lawanda:r Stho:tram reveals this in its verse
” priye:na se:na:pathina: nyave:di thath, thattha:nuja:nantham uda:ra vi:kshanaihi”.

This is the greatness of Sri Vishwak Se:na. As Gajamukhas are somany in the Pariva:ra of Vishwak Se:na, in some occassions if devotees worship a Gajamukha in the place of Vishwakse:na, as a representative of him, will also be accepted. Because all the pariva;ra:s pass on the result to their boss always.

But then that Gajamukha will be having four hands with sankha and chekra and also with U;rdhwa pundram on his fore-head. There may not be rats as his chariot. These Gajamukhas are not mu:shika Va:hanas. We are sure you understood the subject.

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Jai Srimannarayana!
In Tamil there are no many a letter. They have to be adjusted for somany other sounds. Hence there will be some problem in fixing up the usage of particular sound to a particular letter. ‘ka’ may be pronounced as ‘kha’ , ‘ga’ and ‘gha’ also. You need to choose your own sound from that letter. So also here with the word Venkata. If you take this word as a Tamil word you can pronounce either ‘vekata’ or ‘vengada’ makes no difference. If you take the word as a sanskrit word then it should be ‘ve:nkata’ only.

For Tamil one, the meaning was already given by Nammalwar as, ‘kadangal ve:m’ kadangal=unavoidable debts like karmas, which soul carries along with it, which should be otherwise experienced without any hesitation, will be, ve:m=burnt to ashes, when one surrenders unto Him.

In sanskrit the meaning was given in a different way like ‘ve:m’ = all the links with one’s own sins, ‘kata=will be cut off in total, to one, who surrenders to Him.

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WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH ALL OF THEM BY KNOWING? THERE ARE MILLIONS OF GODS. YOU NEED TO CHOSE ONLY ONE FOR YOU AND BE HAPPY WITH HIM. LET THEM BY HAPPY IN A WAY THEY ARE AND YOU TRY TO BE HAPPY BY
WORSHIPPING ONE AND RESPECTING ALL DON’T MESS UP EVERYTHING, OK!
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Jai Srimannarayana!

According to Sri va:lmi:ki Ra:ma:yana, there is no mention about Sri:ra:ma’s worship to Lord Siva. Lord Siva appeared before Sri:ra:ma, after the death of Ra:vana, along with all the other De:vathas. And then Lord Siva praised Sri:ra:ma as the Ultimate Supreme Lord to all the Ji:vas. And there only, he suggested Sri:ra:ma to go back to Ayo:dhya and bless
the Bharatha and others for some time and come back to the Divine abode, when all the De:vathas requested Sri:ra:ma to come back to Divine Abode, because Ra:vana was killed. This shows the concern that Lord Siva has towards the Lord. That is all mentioned about him. It was Tulasi Das who made somany inter-polations about other dieties and also he made his own story about Srira:ma in his Ra:macharitha Ma:nasa book. He is the one who made the story of Ra:me:swaram in his book. But it is not authentic sofar as Ra:ma’s history is concerned.

We always treat Sri RA:MA:YANA as our ancient history and not just an epic or a pura:na. History means ‘that has to be accepted as it is without any changes or additions’. Sri RA:MA:YANA & SRIMATH MAHA:BHA:RATHA are our historic books, but not pura:na:s or epics. Sri Tulasidas also made mistakes in this regard. This made so many people to think about
Srira:ma’s worship to Lord Siva.

There is one place in Va:lmi:ki Ra:ma:yana, where the name”Maha:de:vaha” mentioned. People give the meaning to that word as Lord Siva, which is wrong there. The context is ‘Ra:ma returning from Lanka in the Pushpaka Vima:nam, along with Sitha and other subjects. Sri Ra:ma was explaining the events and places to Sitha from the areal view. While crossing
the Ocean, He was showing the bridge, constructed by the Va:naras and said how that was built and so on. When the flight reached the other end of the Sea, then He said “Athra pu:rvam Maha:de:vah prasadam akaro:th Prabhuhu” it means “O Sitha! when we wanted to cross the ocean, it was here only, Maha:de:vah= The God of Sea, Varunade:va, appeared and blessed us with the means as and how can we build the bridge”. Here the word Maha:de:vah is wrongly interpreted by somany. In fact, there was no Siva appeared during their sojourn to Lanka.

Some people say that after killing the Ra:vana, Ra:ma was possessed by Brahma Hatya Dosha ( A greater sin captures by killing a brahmin)and to get rid of that sin he consecrated the Siva Linga at Ra:me:swaram. This is again a false story created without any authority. If Ra:ma is captured by the sin, by killing a Demon, who did all non-sense, then no one
will dare to punish wicked. By punishing a wicked person, no one will be captured by sins. And Ra:ma never felt sorry for killing Ra:vana and He never wanted to do any Pra:yaschitta (purification act) for that act.

You may read Sri Va:lmi:ki Ra:ma:yana, whenever it is possible. You can take it granted any event, which goes in accordance with that only. If something goes against to that you need not ask anybody and think it is a story created by the writer according to his own wish.

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WHEN YOU UTTER NAMES WITH DIFFERENT QUALITIES, YOU ARE ACCEPTING DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE FORMS. THE SANSKRIT WORD “BHE:DA” CREATED ALL THIS TROUBLE. PEOPLE NOT ABLE TO UNDERSTAND THE RIGHT MEANING OF THIS WORD, MADE EVERY THING MESS. BHE:DA=DIFFERENCE; BHE:DA=CLASH, THERE IS NO CLASH BETWEEN THE DE;VATHAS. BUT THERE IS A VERY CLEAR DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ALL THE DE:VATHAS. EACH ONE OF THEM HAVE THEIR OWN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. THE INNER FORCE TO ALL OF THEM IS THE NARAYANA ONLY. SO THEY CAN BE CALLED AS DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE SAME POWER. IN THAT WAY YOU CAN SAY THAT THEY ARE ALL ONE TOO. THE INNER POWER CAN ALSO BE CALLED WITH THE NAME OF THOSE DE:VATHAS ALSO. FOR YOUR INFORMATION, SRI RAMA NEVER WORSHIPED LORD SIVA, ACCORDING TO SRI RAMAYANAM. HE DID NOT CONSECRATE RAMESWARAM. THIS IS A MADE UP STORY. ANYTHING RELATED TO SRI RAMA, WILL BE ACCEPTED IF VALMIKI RAMAYANA MENTIONS THAT.

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YOU ARE NOT AT ALL WRONG, IF YOU PLAN TO RETURN OR IF YOU START SUPPORTING YOUR MOTHER COUNTRY, OK!!!!!
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ONE NEEDS TO LOOK INTO THE STORY OF SRI RA:MA AS A HUMAN BEING. SO HE NEEDS TO GO TO A GURU AND LEARN STRICTLY ACCORDING TO THE HUMAN TERMS AND CONDITIONS. WHEREAS ONE SHOULD UNDERSTAND THAT LORD KRISHNA IS NOT A HUMAN BEING. HE CAME TO SHOW AS AND HOW GOD WOULD BE. SO HE, IN FACT, DOES NOT NEED TO GO TOANY GURU AND LEARN ANYTHING. YET, HE ALSO APPROACHED GARGA:CHARYA WHILE HE WAS YOUNG AND APPROACHED SA:NDI:PANI FOR 64 DAYS TO JUST UNDERSTAND WHAT THE 64 KALAS ARE. IT IS ONLY TO SAY THAT ANYONE NEEDS A GURU. THAT IS ALL. HE NEVER GOT TRAINED IN ANY SUBJECT FROM ANYONE.

ANU-GITHA IS JUST AN ABRIDGED VERSION OF THE WHOLE GITHA. THE SLO:KAS WERE ALSO DIFFERENT, BUT THE CONTENT WAS THE SAME.

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THIS IS ONLY APPLICABLE TO HARE KRISHNA BHAKTHAS ONLY IT SEEMS. FOR ALL SRI VAISHNAVAS BHAKTHI MEANS ‘A BRIDGE OF LOVELY THOUGHTS TOWARDS GOD. WHATEVER SERVICE ONE DOES TO GOD, THE NAME OF THE BHAKTHI MAY CHANGE VIZ., IF ONE LISTENS TO THE STORIES THAT LOVELY THOUGHTS MAY BE CALLED AS ‘SRAVANA BHAKTHI’ , KEERTHANA BHAKTHI, SMARANA BHAKTHI ETC.,

TO UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT OF MANTHRAS ONE NEEDS GURU’S UPADE:SAM BUT NOT THE PHILOSOPHY OF GRAMMERIANS. THAT LEADS TO MORE COMPLICATIONS RATHER THAN DEVELOPING DEVOTION TOWARDS THE MANTHRA.

Measuring the time was so great by our vedic people. You can read the 4 & 5 canto of Srimad Bhagavatham, where the creation of time was mentioned.

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THERE ARE NO SPECIFIC VE:DA BHA:GAS THAT ONE SHOULD KNOW, AS SUCH. IT DEPENDS UPON, WHAT ONE REQUIRES. IF ONE WANTS TO PERFORM SANDHYA VANDANAM, THOSE MANTHRAS MAY BE LEARNT. IF ONE WANTS PITRU KARMAS TO BE
PERFORMED THEY MAY BE LEARNT. SOME MORE MANTHRAS FOR SOME OTHER PURPOSES VIZ., PANCHA SU:KTHAS, UPANISHADS, NAMAKAM, CHAMAKAM, ARUNAM ETC., ANYTHING TO LEARN MEANS “WHY” “HOWMUCH” ETC., QUERRIES MUST BE KNOWN.

VEDAS ARE BEGINNING-LESS ( ANA:DI) ONLY. UPANISHADS ALSO BECOME A PART OF VE:DA ONLY. THE STORIES WE USUALLY HEAR IN THEM, WILL BE REPEATED IN EVERY MANVANTHARAM AND IN EVERY CREATION. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS
EVENTS MAY CHANGE. PEOPLE IN THOSE POSTS WOULD BE THE SAME. VASISHTTA, VYA:SA, PARA:SARA ETC, ARE ACTUALLY THE POSTS IN WHICH SOME BLESSES SOULS TAKE BODIES AND DO SOME SERVICE TO THE LITERATURE FOR FUTURE GENERTIONS TO KNOW.

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IT SEEMS KALKI AVATHARA COMES AT THE END OF EACH KALIYUGA, ACCORDING TO THE SRIMATH BHAGAVATHAM. HOW IT COMES AND WHAT IT DOES IS DESCRIBED IN BHAGAVATHAM. THIS MAY HAPPEN IN EACH KALIYUGA IT APPEARS. BASING ON THAT ONLY THE GREAT SAGE VEDA VYASA WRITTEN ABOUT THE APPEARANCE OF KALKI AVATHARAM. 71 KALI YUGAS WILL BE REPEATED IN EACH MANVANTHRA. WE ARE IN 28TH KALIYUGA. SO, KALKI AVATHARA MIGHT HAVE COME 27 TIMES ALREADY, ACCORDING TO THE PURANAM.

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JAI SRIMANNARAYANA

DREAMS ARE THE RESULTS OF OUR PREVIOUS KARMAS, CREATED BY GOD ONLY. IF THEY ARE GOOD, REMEMBER THAT GOD IS ALLOWING SOME GOOD KARMAS TO BE CONSUMED. IF ONE GETS BAD DREAMS, THEN GOD IS REMOVING SOME BAD KARMAS FROM THE STORE ROOM. THEY MAY LEAD TO SOME RESULT, ON WHICH YOU NEED NOT THINK MUCH AND BOTHER YOU, BUT HE HAPPY THAT GOD ALLOWED YOU TO REDUCE SOME LOAD OF KARMAS.

IN BHAGAVAD GITHA LORD KRISHNA CLEARLY SAID ‘MATTHAS SMRUTHIR JNA:NAM APO:HANAM CHA’ WHICH MEANS FROM ME ALONE, NEW THINGS ARE KNOWN BY ONE, ALREADY KNOWN THINGS ARE RECOLLECTED AND SOMETHING KNOWN IS ALSO FORGOTTEN. ALL THESE ARE UNDER LORD’S CONTROL ONLY.

FOR SOME PEOPLE GOD SHOWS CERTAIN THINGS JUST BEFORE THEY MIGHT OCCUR. THIS IS WHAT PEOPLE CALL AS DIVINE VISION. SOME PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO GUESS THE FUTURE EXACTLY, BECAUSE OF THE LORD’S GRACE. A FEW PEOPLE WILL REMEMBER GOD BEHIND AND WILL BE GREATFUL TO HIM, BUT MANY FORGET GOD BEHIND AND POSE AS IF THEY ARE
GODS. THEN THE PROBLEM STARTS. DIVINE VISION IF GIVEN BY GOD, BE HAPPY AND APPRECIATE THE GRACE OF GOD ON YOU.

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DREAMS ARE THE CREATIONS OF GOD, TO CONSUME OUR PAST KARMAS OF CERTAIN CATEGORY. KARMAS ARE DIVIDED INTO 3 CATEGORIES. BIG, MID AND SMALL. BIG ARE ENJOYED IN THE EXTERNAL WORLD, WHETHER THEY ARE GOOD OR BAD. ALL MID WILL BE SENT FOR STORE ROOM, FOR NEXT BIRTH. SMALL WILL BE ALLOWED FOR DREAMS TO BOTHER AND CONSUME. THEY ARE NOT UNDER OUR CONTROL BUT UNDER GODS CONTROL. THEY ARE AS REAL AS THE EXTERNAL WORLD. THEY WILL CERTAINLY FORETELL ABOUT FEW THINGS. BUT NOT NECESSARILY AS WE HAVE SEEN THEN. YOU MAY SEE SOMETHING, IT MIGHT APPEAR IN SOME OTHER FORM IN THE WORLD. LIKE, YOU SEE THE CLOUDS AND IT RAINS LATER. THUS YOU PREDICT THAT CLOUDS ARE THE INDICATORS FOR RAIN. LIKE THAT, SOME SCEENS YOU SEE
DURING DREAMS, YOU EXPERIENCE SOMETHING, FOR YOU HAVE CONSUMED SOME PORTION OF THE KARMA. AS WE ARE NOT CREATORS OF THE EXTERNAL WORLD, SO ALSO THE INNER WORLD. AS WE CAN MANIPULATE ONLY SOME PORTION OF THE EXTERNAL WORLD, SO ALSO BY DOING SOME SADHANA, WE ALSO CAN MANIPULATE SOME PORTIONS OF THE KARMAS AND AVOID EVIL EFFECTS OF DREAMS. SOME DREAMS ARE TO BE CARED AND SOME HAVE TO BE IGNORED.
YOU ARE BLESSED FOR SEEING LORD IN YOUR DREAMS. IT SHOWS THAT YOU ARE GOING TO GET SOMETHING GOOD. BE HAPPY. WHEN YOU ARE SEEN SMALL, IT MEANS THAT YOU ARE UNNECESSARILY FEELING THAT YOU ARE GREAT, AND HE WANTS YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE REALLY NOT. APPLY IT TO THE EVENTS YOU ARE GOING TO EXPERIENCE. OK!

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YADAGIRI GUTTA IS A 100 KM DISTANCE TEMPLE FROM HYDERABAD. LORD LAKSHMI NARASIMHA IS THERE IN FIVE FORMS. ONE AMONG THEM IS GANDA BHERUNDA NARASIMHA SWAMY. THIS FORM IS NOT CLEARLY VISIBLE TO THE VISITING DEVOTEES AS THIS IS UNDER A STONE. LORD HERE IT SAYS, IS A SELF-INCARNATED ONE. THERE IN THAT TEMPLE
HE IS WORSHIPPED ACCORDING TO SRI PANCHARATRA ONLY NOT IN TANTRIC WAY OF WORSHIP.
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Jai Srimannarayana!

We are happy for your interest to know about sage Viswamithra. There were no many viswamitras, like other sages. Only one was there, who was highly praised by Sage Valmiki.

When you talk about the age, in those days they used to live long, like thousands of years. It was not a big issue in those days at all. Sumanthra the minister of Dasaraddha, Ravana, Vasishta etc., were living even in Krutha Yuga.
So also Viswamithra. Now a days, we people started comparing with our own knowledge and age and experience, which is wrong.

Another Lo:ka created for Trisanku by the same Viswamithra, who was having enimity earlier with Sage Vasishta. Menaka met with the same Sage, yes!
To his own credit he made penance for thousands of years on each corner of this country. He met with different issues on each of these corners. But he was the same Sage.

Rama belongs to Surya Vamsa. After Rama, approximately 32 generations were continuing. Then there may be some gap. During Rushabha Deva again the Chandra Vamsa started in Ayodhya. This might have started after a few lakhs of years,
when dwapara yuga was started.
Some people say that yugas go in some thousands. Even that is wrong. They go in 4:3:2:1 ratio, which altogether come to 43,20,000 years. The size of human beings also was not as we see them today. Recently, some skeleton found in North
Indian Desert was so amazingly huge, may be between 30 to 50 feet height. There was some record also found along with it, which was not totally revealed by the Govt. but says that they were interacting with brahma and Siva etc. we try to
put that available information for you soon.

So people living for thousands of years was not a great thing in those days. Finally, it was the same sage Viswamithra, who was mentioned in all the episodes you have memtioned and he lived for many a year, before and after Rama.

He did not appear in Ramayana after Rama’s marriage, but he was there. We are not sure whether Viswamithra’s mention was there anywhere in Lord Venkateswara’s History?

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God appears in different forms. Each form helps in some way or the other. Rama is the replica of humane qualities and if one worships His, that person develops humane qualities. Lord Krishna is the replica of divine qualities and to His
worshippers He blesses divine qualities. Lord Siva also several occasions sought the help of these incarnations. You can see that in Sri Ramayana, after the killing of Ravana. All the devathas appeared before Rama and one among was Lord
Siva, who praised Srirama as the saviour of the wise and punisher of wicked. We can see this in all most all the incarnations. People with no knowledge and having love towards Lord Siva, spread such wrong stories. One can definitely worship Lord Siva, at the same time, they should not create wrong stories against incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Somany big big people are trying to do this
in recent decades. Remember, Lord Rama & Krishna teach us as and how to face the problematic situations, yet how to maintain equilibrium. You may remember our githa jyothi, suthras ‘worship your own..respect all’. If this is understood, then there won’t be any wicked thoughts like this. =Chinnajeeyar=

YOU MUST HAVE MISTAKEN MY FRIEND, IN UNDERSTANDING THE KARMA THEORY. KARMA, IS ONE’S OWN RESPONSIBILITY, ORDAINED BY GOD, COMES BY BIRTH. WHATEVER THE WORK ASSIGNED, SHOULD BE DONE WITHOUT ANY TRACE OF HESITATION, DEDICATING THE RESULTS TO GOD. THAT BECOMES KAINKARYAM, IF EXECUTED WITH LOVE. FISHING TO THE RECENT TSUNAMI VICTIMS, KILLING THE INNER BACTERIA TO A DOCTOR, OFFERING FLOWERS TO GOD BY A PRIEST ETC.,ARE ALL CARRY THE SAME WEIGHT. MANY DUTIES ARE LIKE THIS. IF ONE IS SUFFERING FROM ANY PROBLEM, DUTY OF A PERSON
WITH HEART, IS TO HELP. THIS IS JUST HUMANITY. IF ONE IS CHARITABLE, HELPING WITHOUT ANY EXPECTATION, WILL BE THE PRIMARY DUTY, LET OTHER MAY BE ANYONE. THIS IS CHARITY.

NOW, YOU CAN IMAGINE, THE DUTY OF A RELIGIOUS OR A SPIRITUAL PERSON, FOR, HIS PLANE IS HEIGHER THAN THE ABOVE, HIS HEART MEALTS IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG.
NOW, WHEN YOU ARE ATTACHED TO THE RESULT, THEN THERE IS NO POINT IN PUTTING YOUR EFFORTS, ALL THAT YOU TRY TO FIND OUT WHO IS SMART IN BRINGING YOU THE MEDAL, RANK ETC., IF NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE OPEN MARKET. A SPIRITUAL MAN WON’T DO THAT. HE NEVER EXPECTS NOR DEMANDS FOR TEMPORARY RESULTS.

FISHER MEN ARE THE KARMA YOGIS. THEY DID NOT DEMAND FOR ANYTHING. WORLD STARTED HELPING THEM ON HUMANITARION GROUNDS, YOU AND ME DO THIS WITH THE SPIRITUAL MIND, DEDICATING TO GOD.
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FOR THE SAKE OF SLOKA, IT IS MENTIONED ‘NARAYANAYETHI SAMARPAYAMI’. TO AVOID CONFUSION FURTHER, THEY ADDED THAT NARAYANA IS NOT SINGLE ONE BUT ‘SRIMANNARAYANAYETHI…’ OF COURSE, NARAYANA IS ALWAYS ‘SRIMAN’ ONLY. WHEN THAT
CONCEPT INCARNATED BECAME ‘KRISHNA’ TO WE OFFER TO HIM EVERYTHING.

THE STORIES OF CHANDAMAMA NEED NOT BE TAKEN AS EXACT STORIES OF THE PURANAM.

LORD IN HIS DIVINE ABODE IS CALLED AS PARA-VASUDEVA OR SRIMANNARAYANA. WHEN HE STARTS THE CREATING HE TAKES THE NAME AS VISHNU, ALONG WITH BRAHMA & SIVA. BUT WHEN EVER THE TIME COMES TAKES INCARNATIONS. IN THAT PROCESS, ONE INCARNATION AMONG THEM WAS LORD KRISHNA, WHO IS VERY NEAR TO US. SO WE DEDICATE AT THE END
TO HIM, AS HE ASKED THAT FROM US IN BHAGAVAD GITHA IN 9TH CHAPTER. INCARNATIONS FROM KRISHNA, AS EXPLAINED BY ISCON, IS NOT ACCEPTED BY OUR ACHARYAS. EVEN AUTHENTIC PURANAS ALSO WERE NOT IN TUNE TO THAT CONCEPT. THIS HAS BEEN EXPLAINED IN BRAHMA VAIVARTHA PURANAM, WHICH WAS CONSIDERED AS A THAMASA PURANAM. SO YOU
NEED NOT TAKE THE PORTIONS OF THAT, WHICH GO AGAINST TO SRIMAD BHAGAVATHAM, BECAUSE IT IS THE MOST AUTHENTIC ONE. IN THAT BHAGAVATHAM, ISCON PEOPLES STAND WAS NOT SUPPORTED.
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YOUR POINT IS CORRECT. CRITICAL BOONS WERE ASKED BY HIRANYA KASIPU ONLY NOT HIS BROTHER HIRANYAKSHA. YET BOTH THE BROTHERS MADE LORD TO APPEAR IN TWO APPEARANCES. AND BOTH THE AVATHARAS ARE PECULIAR. BHOOVARAHA AND NARASIMHA. THAT IS THE REASON BOTH THE BROTHERS ARE CONSIDERED AS A SINGLE UNIT. SO NO MATTER WHETHER YOUNGER OR ELDER ASKED THE BOON. BOTH MADE THE LORD TO PUT A LITTLE OF HIS EFFORT FOR THEM. IN FACT, HIRANYA KASIPU TURNED VOILENT ONLY BECAUSE OF HIS BROTHERS DEATH ONLY. FOR ATTACKING SRIHARI ONLY HE ASKED ALL THOSE BOONS, THAT MAY BE THE REASON PEOPLE STARTED CREATING A PROVERB AS “HIRANYAKSHA VARALU”.

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WHENEVER LORD APPEARS, MOTHER ALSO TAKES A FORM TO APPEAR ALONG WITH HIM. MOSTLY LAKSHMI ONLY COMES. FOR VARAHA APPEARANCE ONLY WIFE BHOODEVI OCCUPIED THE PLACE, BECAUSE THAT APPEARANCE ITSELF WAS ONLY FOR HER SAKE. WHEN LAKSHMI COMES, OTHERS TAKE SOME FORM TO HELP HER. THERE IS NO QUESTION ON ROLE THEY PLAY, FOR ALL RELATIONSHIPS TO THEM ARE ESTABLISHED WITH HIM ONLY.

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JAI SRIMANNARAYANA !

RE BIRTH MEANS DO YOU THINK THAT A SOUL AFTER LEAVING THE HUMAN BODY, AGAIN TAKES ONLY HUMAN BODY? NO. THERE IS NO SUCH RULE THAT A SOUL FROM A HUMAN BODY SHOULD TAKE A HUMAN BODY ONLY. DEPENDING ON THE PAST ACCUMULATED KARMAS THAT SOUL MAY TAKE ANY FORM OF BODY, MAY BE A DIVINE BODY, AN ANIMAL BODY OR AN INSECT BODY OR SOMETHING ELSE. IN FACT, TO TAKE ANOTHER BODY IT TAKES NO TIME. IMMEDIATELY IT HAPPENS. IT IS LIKE CHANGING FROM ONE VEHICLE TO THE OTHER BY A PASSENGER.

GETTING MOKSHA MEANS ULTIMATE LIBERATION FROM KARMIC BONDAGE HAPPENS ONLY BY THE DIVINE GRACE OF ALMIGHTY SUPREME LORD NARAYANA ! AND THAT GRACE FALLS ON US BY THE RECOMMENDATION DONE BY THE GURU. HENCE, GURU’S GRACE IS MORE IMPORTANT.

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