Answers and Beyond #12

In this series of “Answers and Beyond”, we shall read, understand and enjoy Sri Swamiji’s lucid answers to some thought-provoking questions posed by various devotees. 

Sri Swamiji’s Answers to Questions Asked by Devotees

Question:
How do a lot of people attain siddhis?
Answer:
If one practices prAnAyAmam(breathing exercise) continuously, a lot of siddhis will be attained.

Question:
Hinduism is called Vaidhik religion. If only those who have learned Vedas are called Vaidhikas, is it only  a religion for them?
Answer:
Not like that! No matter what caste, religion or country they belong to, whoever accepts that Vedas as the source of knowledge, they are all Vaidhikas only.   Vaidhik religion means that it is a religion that has Vedas as its foundation.

Question:
Some people get dreams that are incomprehensible and unrelated to anything. Why?
Answer:
Uneven flow of breath is the reason for this. 

Question:
Did avatars such as Rama and Krishna happen for real or are they stories to explain the philosophy?
Answer:
The avatars such as Rama and Krishna happened for real.

Originally published in Tamil Madhuramurali Magazine, Nov 1996 issue.
Translated by Smt. Mangala Gowri Sridhar, Jacksonville FL

 

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