Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 24 Jun 2019

     

Did Krishna give equal pleasure of motherhood to both Yashoda and Devaki?

Shri PVNM Sharma asked: You have said that Krishna left Brundaavanam at the age of 18 years and never returned. He did not even return to see Yashoda, His mother, who had raised Him in His childhood and who loved Him more than her life. But Devaki, His mother, who had given birth to Krishna, got the pleasure of His company for a far longer time. Is it not injustice?

Swami replied: A child gives the maximum enjoyment to its mother during its childhood. So, the enjoyment given by the divine child Krishna to mother Yashoda was of greater value even though it was only for a short time. The enjoyment that the grown-up Krishna gave to mother Devaki was very little, but He gave it for a long span of time. One gram of gold is equal to one ton of iron. In this way, God has done equal justice to both mothers, Yashoda and Devaki.

Never doubt the administration of God. His administration itself is justice and not vice-versa. Such unshakable faith in God is the fundamental step. Sometimes, due to your limited information and due to your limited power of logic, you may misunderstand justice to be injustice and vice-versa. If you are firmly established in the faith that whatever God does is justice, you will be never a victim of such a misunderstanding. After all, the ultimate aim of justice is only to please God. He is pleased when justice is followed and He gets angry when injustice is done. He is like an instrument that detects justice and injustice. Krishna asked Dharmaraja to tell a lie in the context of killing Drona, who was supporting evil. Dharmaraja refused to tell the lie in the way Krishna wished. Due to this, he went to hell and Krishna, who provoked him to tell lie, went to His uppermost abode called Brahma Loka. A good saint, who was being followed by robbers, hid himself in a bush. A sage saw the hiding saint. The robbers came and asked the sage about the saint. The sage, thinking that telling a lie is sin, told the truth about where the saint was hiding. The robbers went into the bush, killed the saint, robbed his money and went away. For telling this truth, the sage went to hell. Protecting good people is a higher level of justice than merely telling the truth. Telling a lie which harms good people is sin while telling a lie to protect good people is not sin. No quality is good or bad by itself. Any quality becomes good or bad only by its direction.