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#11
Reply of Shri Datta Swami on Supreme Court Order on Adultery ..

(On 28.09.2018 the judgement given by Supreme Court came in news papers, which says that the personal relationship between a lady and gent with mutual consent is not wrong since it is linked to mind and emotion. Several devotees phoned and requested Swami to analyze this issue and give a message. Following is the message given by Swami on that issue.)

When marriage-ritual takes place between a male and female, both promise before God that both will confine to each other only without any deviation. Such promise is done on God, who is omniscient, omnipotent and most holy personality. There is no second equal personality to God and not to speak of higher personality than God as said by the Veda (Na tat samaschaabhyadhikashcha...). For any believer in God, there is nothing and none higher than God. Even an ordinary promise without the name of God should not be broken and what about the promise made on God! 99% of humanity has such ultimate and extreme faith in God and we are not concerned with the minority which does not believe in God and live as they like in the name of full freedom. The promise made by both is regarding strict discipline of mind confining to each other in doing justified deeds, financial matters, sexual life and spiritual life (Dharme Arthe Kaame mokshe naaticharaami). This means that in doing justified actions, in spending finance, in having sexual life and in spiritual life both will confine to each other only and will not deviate this promise by selecting some other person (male or female) in these four issues in the latter life after marriage. Hence, all the other parameters have to be overlooked before the holy promise made before the most holy God. There is no higher sin than deviating the promise made in the name of God. All other issues rising in this subject are secondary only and must be adjusted with full discipline to the promise made in the name of God.

The judges giving this judgement need not be blamed since they have to confine to the fundamentals of the human constitution only in any case. We should take the holy-scriptures written by ancient sages through whom God spoke the divine constitution. One may escape the punishment here from the Government in any case based on the judgement given by the human constitution. Today, we are seeing several such cases in which the injustice is benefited and the justice is harmed. The interpretations made by the lawyers are tremendously unimaginable by which in several cases justice is harmed. In olden days, advocate studies the case thoroughly to find justice in the case and then only accept the case for argument. But, today any advocate takes any case for the sake of fees only! In such case, even though the advocate knows that justice is on the other side, he/she argues for the victory of injustice of their side only by twisting the constitution itself. But, ultimately, the divine constitution prevails over our human constitutions and intelligence of the advocates supporting injustice for the sake of money.

he divine administration is the ultimate authority. Even if you win a case with the help of a clever advocate and grab others’ property in the dispute and if it is injustice, you will lose your property ten times more than you have won in the case. The same will happen even in the case of advocate, who earned the fees by arguing for the victory of injustice because the doer and promoter of injustice equally share the punishment. The intensive sins are punished here itself. Our human constitutions are written by human beings and we find several times the amendments of the human constitution done through parliament. This means that the human constitution is not the ultimate word of God. Hence, the free personal relationship as per the emotion of mind can’t be justified in the name of fundamental right of human constitution. Already, God introduced the punishment for free illegal sex in the form of most horrible disease called AIDS. This disease was not heard in ancient days when such free sex did not exist due to perfect ethical discipline. The medical care to prevent this disease fails when God wants to punish the sin of illegal sex and the disease will attack the sinner through some unimaginable way.
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Shabarimala – Ayyappa   (Excerpt from message of Shri Datta Swami)
 
It is not the question of gender in the divine presence, but, the good side is that the male devotees undergo very strict discipline in food etc., for a specific period of time and reach the temple maintaining the discipline followed for sometime, which is attachment to God through detachment from world. In such case, if you allow the other gender also, there is lot of chance for male devotees to slip from the concentration on God. I feel that this good side is not properly presented in the court. It is better to restrict the gender at least for that one month during which the discipline is maintained by the male devotees.
 
Alternatively, the male devotees can select a separate place (temple) on the same divine hill for the specific gender at least for that limited time. This tradition is towards such point only because old ladies and minor girls are exempted from this tradition. This is certainly a slip without understanding the good background of a tradition.
 
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Essence of Ramayanam … (Excerpt from message of Shri Datta Swami)
 
The Rāmāyaṇam provides guidance in worldly life (pravṛtti) and it internally shows the path of spiritual life (nivṛtti) also because the name of Rāma is recognized as the path of total salvation (tāraka mantra). There are three levels of souls. These levels are linked with the qualities of the souls and not with the form of the physical body. These three levels are:
 
1)  Duṣpravṛtti: It is the level of total injustice and is found in animals.
2)  Pravṛtti: It is the level of total justice and is found in human beings.
3)  Nivṛtti: It is the level beyond justice and injustice. It is full divine love and is found in divine personalities, called as God-Men.
 
Hanumān and Nandi are animals, Garuḍa and Haṁsa (the divine Swan of Lord Brahmā) are birds and Ādiśeṣa is a serpent. But all of them belong to the divine level. On the other hand, Duryodhana was in a human body, but he was in the first level of animals, called as duṣpravṛtti.
 
This is a very important concept because every human being thinks that he or she has already attained the human level looking at his or her own human body. People feel that now they only need to attain the next higher level called as nivṛtti. This is a fundamental mistake. Almost every human being is in the level of animals. Yet they all think that they are already in the human level and that they are meant to put all their efforts to attain the third ultimate divine level of nivṛtti. The human being thinks that he is not in the lowest level of animals, but that he is in the second higher level of human beings already. He feels that that the level is related to the form of the body, which is false. This is because the actions of the human being are not full of justice but instead are full of injustice. Thus, almost every human being is only in the level of animals and not in the next higher human level. The reason is the absence of the quality of justice, which alone decides in which level a soul belongs.
 
Animals follow no justice in earning their food and in their sexual life. The basic expected nature of the human level is to have justice in earning (artha) and in sex (kāma) as per scholars (Apyarthakāmau tasyāstāṁ dharmāyaiva). In earning, you shall not hurt other living beings. The animal kills other weak animals for food. The present human being does a lot of corruption, causing suffering to others, even though he has sufficient food. Both animals and present human beings are involved in illegal sex. Hence, the present humanity is in the level of animals (duṣpravṛtti), thinking that it is in the human level (pravṛtti) already. It is their misunderstanding that their level is linked with the form of their bodies. Scholars say that such a human being with the qualities of an animal is a two-legged animal (dvipāda pashuḥ).


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Shri P V N M Sharma asked: Swami! Why do you put off the lights and fans as soon as we leave the room?

Shri Datta Swami replied (jokingly):


You know that I am the light of spiritual knowledge and a fan of God Datta. There is always jealousy between similar items since likes repel each other. The light and the fan are My rivals and so I always put them off!

(Seriously):

We should use electricity with utmost care only whenever we have a real necessity. People leave the lights and fans on even after they leave the rooms. They try to show off their false generosity and richness; that they can pay the electricity charges even for the electricity that they do not need. Yes, I agree that you are very rich and have the capacity to pay the electricity bill even though it was spent unnecessarily. It is not the question of your capacity to pay the extra electricity charges. Electrical energy is generated only in a limited quantity; not in an unlimited quantity. If it were generated in an unlimited quantity, your wastage of electricity need not be criticized. Everybody is wasting some amount of electricity. If all these small quantities of electricity are conserved and the wastage is reduced to zero, a lot of electricity will be saved. This large amount of electricity saved would be useful for poor farmers who need electricity for pumping water from their borewells and irrigating their fields. This will allow plenty of food to be produced, which in turn would prevent the hunger deaths taking place on the streets. The saved energy could also be used for other real necessities like industries, which give employment to the poor. Unless we are concerned about the wastage of energy which is generated in limited quantities, we are not helping this world function peacefully. The peaceful functioning of the world is the main aim of God.

Similarly, human energy is also very much limited. You may have a lot of food in your home since you are very rich. But can you continuously eat food and continuously generate human energy? Are you like an engine, which can continuously generate energy by continuously consuming fuel? Actually, even an engine, if operated continuously, will lose its efficiency and get spoiled in a very short time. Our digestive system is even more delicate. It does not even allow food to be eaten continuously, not to mention producing human energy continuously. It can only take in a little quantity of food twice or thrice in a day and it can generate a very limited amount of human energy. If we waste our human energy in unnecessary worldly issues, no energy is left for our spiritual efforts. We must control the wastage of human energy in unnecessary worldly vices. A small part of the little amount of available human energy should be used for fulfilling the bare worldly necessities. The rest of the available human energy should be used for our spiritual efforts. Unless we develop the habit of controlling the wastage of external energy, how can we save our external physical energy and use it for useful worldly tasks? Unless we develop the habit of controlling the wastage of our internal human energy, how can we save the internal human energy and use it for the spiritual effort?

Conservation of energy, time and money, without wasting them on unnecessary expenditure is not miserliness. It is real wisdom to conserve them so that they may be used for the right purposes. If one conserves these three and does not use them even for the right purposes, such a person is a real miser. Controlling the unnecessary expenditure of these three is not miserliness at all. You are conserving them by resisting their wastage so that they can be spent in full quantity for the right purpose and that the need is perfectly and effectively met. Generally, we waste energy, time and money thinking that we are spending them in very very small quantities. But thinking like this we waste them in small quantities many many times. If only we could put all these small wasted amounts together and see the full extent of the wastage!

We should withdraw our senses from these worldly vices to save our energy, time and money, remembering that drops of water put together formed the mighty ocean. Such withdrawal of senses from the unnecessary wastage of these three is called as pratyāhāra, which is the fifth step of yoga. This step is the main gate of the real spiritual effort, which is represented by the next three steps called as dhāraṇā, dhyāna and sāmādhi. Unless the leakages in the water-tank are arrested, the pipelines running from the water-tank cannot yield water at a sufficient pressure to fulfill your needs. The first four steps of yoga are: yama, niyama, āsana and prāṇāyāma. They are related to conserving one’s physical health. Physical health is also the basis of mental health. So, these four steps ensure that you attain a sound mind in a sound body. Only after attaining this preliminary requirement, does the actual path of yoga start with the fifth step called as pratyāhāra.

In this fifth step, you have to withdraw the senses from the false attractions of the world so that you can put in the initial effort with force and enter into the subject of God (spiritual knowledge). After digesting the subject of God, there is no necessity of any effort for the detachment from the unnecessary worldly issues. The attachment to God naturally brings detachment from the world. But before attaining that attachment to God, you have to put in special effort for worldly detachment. This is just an initial starting trouble. For this initial effort, we need the help of this fifth step of yoga. Unless you have a sound body with a sound mind along with the achieved interest in God, you cannot serve God effectively like Hanumān, who has a strong body and a strong mind with a strong attachment to God.
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Planets and Their Presiding Deities ...

Astrology is a part of the subject of God (spiritual philosophy) although it is often misunderstood to be a field unrelated to the subject of God. You must also distinguish between astronomy and astrology. Astronomy deals with the inert planets that we see in the sky. Astrology deals with the subject of the presiding deities of these planets, which control the administration of the world. Your house is like the inert physical planet whereas you, the house-owner having awareness, are like the presiding deity. The planet is made of energy and matter. The presiding deity is an energetic being having an energetic body and a soul (awareness). The deity also possesses the necessary unimaginable powers granted by God for carrying out the administration of the world. The planet is visible to our eyes whereas the presiding deity is invisible to our eyes. The nine planets considered in astrology belong to the category of energy and matter. The respective presiding deities of the planets belong to the category of awareness or soul.

They are divine beings having invisible energetic bodies and souls and they possess some unimaginable powers. Whenever someone refers to the moon, we understand it only in the sense of the inert planet moon (satellite). We laugh when we are told that the moon controls our mind. Here, we are missing the point that the statement refers to the presiding deity of the inert moon called Chandra. In Sanskrit and most Indian languages, the same word Chandra is used to indicate both the inert moon as well as its presiding deity (Moon). When used in the sense of controlling the mind, Chandra (Moon) means the presiding deity and not the inert moon in the sky. The same applies to all the other astrological planets. The names of the inert planets are the same as the names of their presiding deities. Atheistic scientists, mock at the field of astrology since they are not able to distinguish between the inert planet and its presiding deity. Even if they were explained about the difference between the two, it would be of no use since they do not believe in the existence of the presiding deities of the inert planets.

Officers in the Divine Administration ....

The nine planets are the personifications of various unimaginable powers of the unimaginable God. They form the various specialized departments in the administrative office of God and they carry out their respective function in the administration of the world. Being the unimaginable powers of God themselves, the planets are not different from the unimaginable God qualitatively; even though they are different quantitatively. This means that the planet has a part of the unimaginable power of God and is completely controlled by God like an employed officer. Each planet controls a specific aspect of the soul and of the rest of the world. Hence, the planet can be assumed and treated to be a part of God Himself. The system of planets ruling the world under the orders of God can be compared to the secretariat of the chief minister ruling the state under the orders of the chief minister. This secretariat of God has different departments, each dealing with a specific aspect of the world and of the souls residing in the world. The entire administration follows the constitution of God.

The presiding deity of the planet is called a graha in Sanskrit. Graha commonly means the physical inert planet. But the word planet (graha) when used in astrology, means the presiding deity of that planet. Graha, in the sense of its root-word, means ‘that which catches’ (gṛhṇāti iti graha). It actually means the energetic divine being, who is an embodiment of a certain unimaginable power of God and who ‘catches’ the soul. The presiding deity of the planet (graha) ‘catches’ the soul to deliver the rewards of the soul’s good deeds and the punishments of sins at the exact stipulated time. The human soul can never escape from being caught by the presiding deities of the planets, however much the soul may try.

Above these planets exist eight higher divine officers called as the Aṣṭadikpālakās. They are Indra, Agni, Yama, Nirṛti, Varuṇa, Vāyu, Kubera, and Īshāna. Above them exist the Five Principal Authorities called as the Pañcalokapālakās. They are Gaṇapati, Brahmā, Viṣṇu, Śiva and Śakti. All of them are energetic beings associated with unimaginable powers of God and all of them are invisible to human beings.
Planets Deliver the Fruits of the Soul’s Deeds

Astrology helps a person accept the existence of God. It helps souls experience the unimaginable powers of God that control various aspects of the life of any living being. When souls receive the fruits of their deeds, they realize the existence of the unimaginable powers of God. The existence of God’s unimaginable powers ultimately establishes the existence of the unimaginable God, who is the Source and Controller of those powers. This case is similar to the case of miracles establishing the existence of God. Witnessing unimaginable miracles in this world establishes the existence of the unimaginable power of God, which in turn establishes the existence of its Source. This ultimate Source of the unimaginable power is the unimaginable God (Parabrahman). Hence, astrology should not be treated as a field that is independent of spiritual philosophy. Some astrologers, eliminating God, treat the nine planets to be the most supreme powers. They treat them to be the highest authorities like a board of directors. Actually, God is the supreme authority and He controls all the presiding deities of the planets. These only planets work under the orders of their Chief Boss called God.

It is a total misunderstanding that planets give results due to their movements. The planets do not give accidental results by their movements. The results that the planets give to souls are only the fruits of the deeds of the souls.

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Inauguration of the YouTube Channel: Shri Datta Swami
 
From Sri Datta Jnana  Prachara  Parishat
 
We are pleased to announce the launch of the YouTube channel SHRI DATTA SWAMI for the propagation of the divine knowledge of Lord Datta. The channel includes a playlist called The Sarasvati River of Spiritual Knowledge”, in which the audio readouts of the discourses supported with a few slides and images will be posted. The first video posted in this playlist is in memory of Shri C. B. K. Murthy, the first devotee of Shri Datta Swami.
You are invited to subscribe to the channel if you would like to get notified whenever a new video is posted. Please follow the link given below and then click the SUBSCRIBE button and the 'bell' icon:
 
 
You may also circulate this announcement among your friends and relatives. Kindly encourage them to also subscribe to the channel and click on the bell icon, so they too can benefit from the divine knowledge of Lord Datta.
 
Kindly note the following instructions if you are not very familiar with the features of YouTube:
1.     The link to the discourse text is provided in the description box below the video.
2.     You may also turn the subtitles for the video ON or OFF as per your convenience.
3.     You may also change the playback speed (faster or slower) on your device.
4.     On mobile devices, a double-tap on the left side of the screen rewinds the video by 10 seconds and a double-tap on the right side of the screen forwards the video by 10 seconds.  



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Inauguration of the YouTube Channel: Shri Datta Swami
 
We are pleased to announce the launch of the YouTube channel SHRI DATTA SWAMI for the propagation of the divine knowledge of Lord Datta. The channel includes a playlist called The Sarasvati River of Spiritual Knowledge”, in which the audio readouts of the discourses supported with a few slides and images will be posted. The first video posted in this playlist is in memory of Shri C. B. K. Murthy, the first devotee of Shri Datta Swami.

You are invited to subscribe to the channel if you would like to get notified whenever a new video is posted. Please follow the link given below and then click the SUBSCRIBE button and the 'bell' icon:
 
 
You may also circulate this announcement among your friends and relatives. Kindly encourage them to also subscribe to the channel and click on the bell icon, so they too can benefit from the divine knowledge of Lord Datta.
 
Kindly note the following instructions if you are not very familiar with the features of YouTube:
1.     The link to the discourse text is provided in the description box below the video.
2.     You may also turn the subtitles for the video ON or OFF as per your convenience.
3.     You may also change the playback speed (faster or slower) on your device.
4.     On mobile devices, a double-tap on the left side of the screen rewinds the video by 10 seconds and a double-tap on the right side of the screen forwards the video by 10 seconds.  
 
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Spiritual Education in Schools

Shri Kishore Ram, Shri Hrushikesh and Kum. Purnima asked:
Is it not necessary to introduce spiritual education in schools, at least in the present time?

Swami replied:
There are two stages in spirituality, which is the subject of God: (i) Pravṛtti or worldly life and (ii) Nivṛtti or spiritual life. For worldly life (pravṛtti), spiritual knowledge of a basic level is sufficient. Spiritual knowledge pertaining to pravṛtti mainly contains the concept that the omnipotent God exists and He punishes sinners even if they succeed in escaping from the police and the courts of law. That much knowledge about God is sufficient to develop an in-built resistance towards sin in the minds of human beings. This in-built resistance to sin controls sin at its root and is far more effective than external control. External controlling agencies fail to control sin in society because the agencies are made of human beings, who themselves have become corrupt. The in-built control is based on the most fundamental concept that the omnipotent God actually exists as told in the Veda (Astītyevopalabdhavyaḥ).

If a female employee wants to maintain only the basic employer-employee relationship with the owner of the company, only a little knowledge about the owner and his company is sufficient. That little knowledge includes the work timings from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, the rules to be followed by employees and the fact that employees will get promoted if they follow the rules and do good work, while violators will be punished. Apart from this, knowing any personal information about the company-owner is not necessary. Similarly, every soul is an employee in this world-company and the company-owner is God. The soul-employee has no choice in choosing to join the company, because the soul is already in the world-company owned by God. Souls must follow the ethical rules and regulations given by God. Souls who follow the rules and do good deeds, will be promoted to heaven. Souls who violate the rules, will certainly be punished in hell. This much knowledge about God is enough for souls following pravṛtti, who form the majority in the world. No personal knowledge about God is necessary for such souls.

But if that female employee is impressed with the company-owner and wants to marry him, the above information about the owner is not sufficient. She would want to know the complete information regarding his personality and behavior before developing a special permanent bond with the owner. Similarly, the soul who is impressed with God, wants to know the complete information about God, His divine personality and divine actions. Such a soul follows the path of nivṛtti, which is spiritual life. The detailed knowledge of God related to nivṛtti or spiritual life, is a vast subject. Spiritual knowledge or spiritual philosophy, more properly, means this knowledge of nivṛtti.

The ancient kings were very wise in promoting spiritual education in their education systems. In the early years of school, children were mainly taught basic spiritual knowledge, which formed a strong foundation for their character. As a result, the children grew up to become adults with a strong in-built self-control and a resistance to sin. The wonderful outcome was that the public would rarely commit sins and if at all they committed sins, they would not try to escape the punishment through crooked ways. The present governments of most countries have given total importance for professional education alone. There is zero place for spiritual education. Therefore, the present-day citizen is not convinced about the existence of God. He has never studied the entire logic that clearly establishes the existence of the omnipotent God. Apart from the logic which supports the existence of God, God’s existence can also be known through experience. Miracles performed by God in this world can be personally experienced by people. Miracles are unimaginable events proving the existence of the unimaginable omnipotent God, who possesses unimaginable powers. It is using those unimaginable powers that He inevitably punishes sinners. So, the existence of the omnipotent God is not only declared by the scriptures like the Veda, but logic and experience also prove the same. Unfortunately, the modern citizen is unaware of the detailed analysis and experience proving the existence of God. He simply hears from others that God exists. In the absence of deep analysis and experience, it is not sufficient to make him develop a strong faith in the existence of God.
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Two Confusions in Hinduism

1) Devotess:
There are two common confusions people have about Hinduism. The first is theoretical and the second is practical. The first is regarding Śaṅkara’s theory that every soul is God. The second is about the practical behavior of Krishna, since He stole butter and danced with the Gopikās. How do we resolve these two?

Swami replied:
The greatest confusion arises when you combine these two confusions mentioned by you. As per Śaṅkara, the soul is God, which means that every human being is a Human Incarnation or Lord Krishna Himself. If every human being feels that he is Krishna and starts behaving like Krishna—stealing others’ wealth and dancing with illegitimate partners—the confusion reaches its climax! We have to understand both these confusions independently and also when they are combined together.

Let us examine the theoretical confusion regarding Śaṅkara’s philosophy, which is the result of the lack of correct understanding of His philosophy. When Śaṅkara came, the country was full of atheists, who did not believe in the existence of any God other than themselves. There is no other way to bring the atheist to the path of theism other than by telling him that he himself is God. The atheist accepts the existence of ‘God’ because he knows for sure that he exists. Hence, Śaṅkara had to say that every soul is God. Since the soul exists and the soul itself was said to be God, Śaṅkara was able to convince the atheists that God exists. But Śaṅkara carefully took all the necessary steps to prevent a person from thinking that every ordinary soul is actually God. The truth is that every ordinary soul is not God. It was the extreme condition of society in Śaṅkara’s time that had forced Him to say that every ordinary soul is God. So, even though Śaṅkara initially said that every soul is God, in course of time, He slowly introduced some other concepts too. These other concepts indirectly indicate that every soul is not God. But He took sufficient care to avoid a self-contradiction. i.e., He did not say that every soul is God and then directly contradict it by saying that every soul is not God.

If every soul is already God, the soul must become God as soon as it recognizes itself to be God. What is the identifying characteristic of God? The Veda says that God is the one who creates, controls and destroys this world. This means that as soon as the soul comes to know that it is God, it must be able to create the world, control it and destroy it. But even after knowing that it is God, the soul is unable to create even an atom of matter or even a ray of energy! It clearly proves that every soul is not God. This would have caused Śaṅkara’s followers to give up His philosophy and turn back to atheism. But Śaṅkara did not allow the followers to lose their faith and turn back. To motivate them to progress further, He told them that they would become God only when they were firmly convinced that they are God. He said that by merely knowing that one is God, the practical effect of one’s deep and long-standing ignorance (ajñānavikṣepa) does not come to an end. The soul is unable to come out of the practical influence of the long-standing ignorance. Simply knowing that the soul is God is removing the theoretical ignorance (ajñānāvaraṇa).

Śaṅkara gave an example to explain this point. A person saw a tiger in a dream and was shivering with fear. The person was awakened by another person. As soon as the dreaming person awoke, he knew that he had been seeing a dream and that the tiger from his dream did not actually exist. But in spite of his realization of the truth, his shivering due to fear did not stop all at once. The knowledge that the tiger is non-existent had only removed the theoretical ignorance. But the removal of the theoretical ignorance, did not end the practical ignorance (shivering out of fear). It took the person some time to come back to a stable state of mind and be fully convinced that the tiger he had seen was unreal. The practical effect (shivering due to fear) ends only once the person is fully convinced. Using this example, Śaṅkara explained to them why the practical effect of the soul’s ignorance does not vanish as soon as the theoretical ignorance is removed. The followers were pacified with this logic. They accepted that even though their theoretical ignorance had ended and they had realized that they were God, they would actually become God only after the practical ignorance ended. To get rid of the practical ignorance, Śaṅkara said that attaining purity and concentration of the mind was essential. For this, Śaṅkara suggested that the soul must worship God! He told them that without the grace of God, it was impossible to remove the practical ignorance. Thus, He turned them into devotees of God. In the first step, He converted atheists into theists and in the second step, He converted the theists into devotees of God. This is the twist of Śaṅkara for gradually bringing atheists to the path of devotion by these two steps. The two-step twist became necessary only because of the peculiar situation during Śaṅkara’s time. If this twist is carefully understood, the theoretical confusion related to the philosophy of Śaṅkara disappears.

The main focus of Śaṅkara was only the first step even though He introduced the second step too. So, He never left the concept that the soul is already God. Worshipping God was only treated by Him as an intermediate step to becoming God. The first step, as per Śaṅkara, was theoretically knowing oneself to be God. The second step was worshipping God to purify and focus the mind. The third step was the final goal of becoming God. This is what He told to His followers. But in reality, the first step was converting the atheist into a theist. The second step was converting the theist into a devotee and the third step was a total lie, if generally applied to the majority. But the third step represented a possibility or an opportunity for a soul to become God. If an atheist first became a theist and then developed devotion and further intensified his devotion, he might be selected by God to merge with Him and become a Human Incarnation. So, in the sense of this exceptional case of becoming a Human Incarnation of God, Śaṅkara’s third step was indeed true. Hence, Śaṅkara set this highest goal even for the atheist. Since there is every possibility of even an atheist becoming God, you cannot say that what Śaṅkara told was a total lie. But one must be very clear that the exceptional case of becoming a Human Incarnation of God cannot be generalized.
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(09-26-2019, 07:57 PM)dattaswami Wrote: ...
...[as pe] Śaṅkara, was theoretically knowing oneself to be [of] God.

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...PreWritten Context:

Quote:To the Conference of Happiness, Not Every Soul is Beneficient to be of God, Since Every Soul Unrefined is Not God Alike itself; But an Act That is in the Attempt to become GODALike. Albeit the Ātman is That Which is GodAlike; Every Soul that IS Still Not In it's Awakened-Enlightened_Stage due to a Complete Completion of Rooting to the MEditative Zone of Ātman; Not of the Zone of God Considered itself not to be God...

It is the Fact that Every Person Who has not Aligned itself to the Ātman; Can not Consider itself to be God by Simple Affirmation, Rather it Needs to be Walked Towards and Past' the Door of the Ātman आत्मा itself, Like Walking through the Threshold and Floor of a Wedded Consumption; Wedding.

This Means that Unless MEditated Upon in means of Act's of Action and Deeds of Deeds. the Atman Will not Surface into the Persons Soul in the Depths through Soulish Spirits to Attempt them become of God Alike inNature. Therefore is it Sankara, a Fabrication - Conditioned, in Which One Must Extent itself to the Kabbalaistic Tradition of the Atman; To Consider itself of God. By No Means Can one Remain on the Surface and think Oneself to be God. The Whole Tradition of Affirmation, By a Simple Claim of Say; Will in No Wise Confer oneself into the Being of God Since I wish and I want Will not Make But simply attempt one to Make Oneself into God or any Other Being. This was the Contradiction that Was spoken of Some Saying to be of God and others Still not of God, Sankara.

With Sankara, The Responsibility of Creating and Maintaining and Destroying is Very Depicted, in that Life CAn be destroyed if not Gone throught the Actual Process of Ātman Which Is the Process of Teaching one the Regulation's of How to Behave in the Essence of Estate of God. Therefor Many Will Not Make it in the attempt to becomeing GodA Like in there Nature, Since Every Spiritual Being, Must LEarn Spiritual Teaching to Fill Up what Ancient have Taught of there Times. In No Other Form or Way Will the Humanity of ManKind Let Anybody Who Have Not Taught and Learned These Lessons to be of God Alike, Since a Balance of Creating and Destroying must be Maintained Perfetly in the Essence of Yin and Yang. Therefor HAveing Established Past Religion itself into the Stage of a Sage of Or Mystic Alike Creature of Being So to Not Corrupt the World of It's Way, By Sheer Folly of not knowing How to Go About it Yet. This Means You Need to Walk the Path of Kar'Ma to Actually become God Alike. Only then Can the Ātman Learn to Grow, and Fulfill all the Requirements that INitially Freeing From Sin Would Require to Take; One on the Path of Learning Rather From Heart over Mind alone; Since Essence is Required More then the Per Say KNowledge, as a God Moves Not By Head But by Essence at Most. So is Sankara simply the Formation of Telling How to Go About the Stages of Dispositions of Formations and of Determinations. The Conditions of Being God or God Alike is Very Strict in that Destruction By Mischief of Corruption Can Roam is the Actual Teachings of the MEssengers and Sages Have to be Upheld to Walk in the Path of there Ascention to become God Alike. Hence is there Teachings of words Definitions of Sankara and Ātman, Which are Not Learned through Book's orScrolls Persay, But Through Enlightenment of Any Sort by Meditation. (the Form of Aligning oneself with the Right Cause).

God is that Which is Deep Within, So Deep and So Clean of Any MAlice of Way's That it CAn Rarely Be Seen or Found Unless the Actual Enloughenment of Buddah Gautima ITself. No Avatar of God Came into Being Without it's Essence Found; This Comes Either by yogic or Buddhist Tradtition. Rarely Will it be Found in Modern Society, Unless PreDestined in. These Enlightenments are of BodhiSattva's Who Have Undergone through the Act's of BodhiChitta's in there Lifetime. Such a Soul is Rarely to be Found Through the Act's of KArma. It Starts with Dying to the World, and Coming Out Victoriously in the Concept of Condition. Wherein Benefiting the World IS the Whole Deed of Mankind. the Stance of Station is Set that No BodhiChitta is of any Religious Sect itself, But a Whole in Globe as the Apples Alone are not The ONly Fruit in the Garden. Hence is An Enlightened Person the Closes to Becoming a God. Tho there Being More Restrictions then that THus Alone. IT Start's With the Concept of Path Dao道ism. Finding Liberation is that Which Gives one the Right to Learn the Lessons of the Old, the Ancient in Times That Taught of Sages MEssengers and Prophets. These Are the LEarned That Taught LEssons on there Own. Neither NEglecting that Which was of Any Sect or Fruit itself; But the Whole in All; that they Commended into there Own Word's of Choice like Sankara.

A Simple Depiction That the True Sages of Life HAve Already Understood in there Own Lifetime, Since Enlightenment Teaches all Things. No Man Without Enlightenment is On the Path of God Alike Nature. Walk the Path, Walk the Dao; Then Will Understanding HEavenly Come;. Be Not To Eager to Become, Since there are Responsibilities You KNow Not of When Becoming a... G... O... D...

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