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dattaswami
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11/18/2012 6:20:11 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Question by Devotee: What is the use of the form of God, when I can experience God directly, once I come to know His qualities?

Reply of Swamiji: Let us assume that Parabrahma (God) is fire. The qualities of Parabrahma like knowledge, bliss and love put together, can be assumed as the heat. Also let us assume the human incarnation to be a wire. Now, unless you have experienced by your senses, you cannot have any knowledge. However, Vedas, Shastras and logic should also support your experience. Otherwise a mad person may experience some false thing, which cannot be taken as a standard. Thus when you get experience, which is supported by the Vedas, Shastras and logic, it becomes real knowledge. If you wanted to experience fire along with its heat directly, you would be turned to ashes and disappear. Similarly when God fully expresses Himself along with His qualities, the whole world disappears; you too disappear. When you do not exist, there is no question of getting any knowledge. Thus you can never experience Parabrahma (God) directly; you cannot have the knowledge of Parabrahma at any cost. The Parabrahma is beyond your imagination. Therefore through the egoistic path consisting only of knowledge (Jnana Yoga), you can neither experience the fire nor experience the heat. You are totally lost.

But if you can get rid of your ego and jealousy and if you can accept the human incarnation, at least you can experience the qualities of God; even if you cannot experience fire directly, at least you can experience heat. When one end of a wire is put in fire, the fire as if enters the wire. When you touch the other end of the wire, you experience the heat safely, without getting burnt. What is fire after all? Fire is nothing but infinitely intensified heat. When fire enters the wire the fire is hidden in the wire but it radiates just enough heat through the wire so that you may experience heat without being burnt to ashes. By experiencing the little heat that you get from the wire, you can imagine the infinite intensity of that heat and thus you can imagine fire. The wire controls the intensity of heat so that you can "experience" fire. All you have to do is that once you experience heat, you have to multiply it infinitely in your mind and that brings the experience of fire to your brain. If you try to experience fire directly, then even before you experience its heat you will just be vaporized, in which situation there cannot be any experience or knowledge. Thus the fire has arranged this "wire technique" so that you can experience its quality of heat, within your limits and thereby imagine even the infiniteness of that heat, which is fire.

The first wire (human incarnation) into which the fire (God) entered, was called Datta. Thereafter the second, third and all subsequent human incarnations of God were also called by the same name, Datta. Every human incarnation is Datta. Datta means the wire (human body of the incarnation) that is given to the devotees in order to experience the hidden fire (God) in it. The three heads of Datta, represent the three qualities namely, satvam (knowledge, purity), rajas (activity, passion) and tamas (ignorance, inertia) . The inner meaning of this representation is that the human body of the incarnation is prakriti (product of nature) or Maya, which consists of all the three fundamental qualities. [Everything in creation is a product of Maya and therefore consists of all three qualities]. There is no need for Lord Datta to actually wear three heads; they are only a pictorial representation of the concept for the sake of the understanding of ignorant people. Even Lord Rama, who was an incarnation of God and is regarded as the embodiment of satvam (purity) became angry with Sage Jabali and thereby displayed rajas (passion). On another occasion, Rama went after the golden deer to satisfy the craving of His wife and that is tamas (inert attachment). This shows that He had all three qualities and thus the three heads indicate that any human incarnation invariably contains all the three qualities.

Parabrahma has arranged this "wire technique" to experience Him, using His highest intelligence. If anybody can suggest a better way than this, Parabrahma will acknowledge with thanks and will adopt that technique in future.
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11/18/2012 2:07:16 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 11/18/2012 6:20:11 AM, dattaswami wrote:
Question by Devotee: What is the use of the form of God, when I can experience God directly, once I come to know His qualities?

Reply of Swamiji: Let us assume that Parabrahma (God) is fire. The qualities of Parabrahma like knowledge, bliss and love put together, can be assumed as the heat. Also let us assume the human incarnation to be a wire. Now, unless you have experienced by your senses, you cannot have any knowledge. However, Vedas, Shastras and logic should also support your experience. Otherwise a mad person may experience some false thing, which cannot be taken as a standard. Thus when you get experience, which is supported by the Vedas, Shastras and logic, it becomes real knowledge. If you wanted to experience fire along with its heat directly, you would be turned to ashes and disappear. Similarly when God fully expresses Himself along with His qualities, the whole world disappears; you too disappear. When you do not exist, there is no question of getting any knowledge. Thus you can never experience Parabrahma (God) directly; you cannot have the knowledge of Parabrahma at any cost. The Parabrahma is beyond your imagination. Therefore through the egoistic path consisting only of knowledge (Jnana Yoga), you can neither experience the fire nor experience the heat. You are totally lost.

But if you can get rid of your ego and jealousy and if you can accept the human incarnation, at least you can experience the qualities of God; even if you cannot experience fire directly, at least you can experience heat. When one end of a wire is put in fire, the fire as if enters the wire. When you touch the other end of the wire, you experience the heat safely, without getting burnt. What is fire after all? Fire is nothing but infinitely intensified heat. When fire enters the wire the fire is hidden in the wire but it radiates just enough heat through the wire so that you may experience heat without being burnt to ashes. By experiencing the little heat that you get from the wire, you can imagine the infinite intensity of that heat and thus you can imagine fire. The wire controls the intensity of heat so that you can "experience" fire. All you have to do is that once you experience heat, you have to multiply it infinitely in your mind and that brings the experience of fire to your brain. If you try to experience fire directly, then even before you experience its heat you will just be vaporized, in which situation there cannot be any experience or knowledge. Thus the fire has arranged this "wire technique" so that you can experience its quality of heat, within your limits and thereby imagine even the infiniteness of that heat, which is fire.

The first wire (human incarnation) into which the fire (God) entered, was called Datta. Thereafter the second, third and all subsequent human incarnations of God were also called by the same name, Datta. Every human incarnation is Datta. Datta means the wire (human body of the incarnation) that is given to the devotees in order to experience the hidden fire (God) in it. The three heads of Datta, represent the three qualities namely, satvam (knowledge, purity), rajas (activity, passion) and tamas (ignorance, inertia) . The inner meaning of this representation is that the human body of the incarnation is prakriti (product of nature) or Maya, which consists of all the three fundamental qualities. [Everything in creation is a product of Maya and therefore consists of all three qualities]. There is no need for Lord Datta to actually wear three heads; they are only a pictorial representation of the concept for the sake of the understanding of ignorant people. Even Lord Rama, who was an incarnation of God and is regarded as the embodiment of satvam (purity) became angry with Sage Jabali and thereby displayed rajas (passion). On another occasion, Rama went after the golden deer to satisfy the craving of His wife and that is tamas (inert attachment). This shows that He had all three qualities and thus the three heads indicate that any human incarnation invariably contains all the three qualities.

Parabrahma has arranged this "wire technique" to experience Him, using His highest intelligence. If anybody can suggest a better way than this, Parabrahma will acknowledge with thanks and will adopt that technique in future.

I prefer to just chill in the dust of krishnas lotus feet.
dattaswami
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11/19/2012 4:17:17 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Service is the proof of the real love. Service means sacrifice of work and sacrifice of fruit of work. The mother serves her child by sacrifice of work like giving bath, dressing etc., for years together continuously. The father serves the child by sacrifice of fruit of his entire hard work. It is a clear practical point that the proof of the real love is only service. If you serve your family, you love your family. If you serve the entire world, you love the creation. If you serve the God, you love the God and this is only devotion.

To please the Lord you have to surrender your words by singing about Him, the mind in His devotion and the intelligence in His discussions. However these three constitute only 1% of the total sacrifice and this is called as theoretical sacrifice. The sacrifice of your work and fruit of work constitutes 99% of sacrifice, which is called as practical sacrifice.