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Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 04 Jan 2022

               

Did Rama also show us how to be a climax devotee?

[Shri Bharath Krishna asked: Padanamskaram Swami, Kindly answer the following questions of mine. Thank You so much for patiently answering all my petty questions.

Swami, generally Shri Rama, the Human Incarnation of God, is considered to be an ideal for any human being's pravritti life but not nivritti life. Most of the time, even You have written about Gopikas whenever You had to explain about Nivritti life and climax devotion. Shri Rama's incarnation is well known as Adarsha Manushavatara. Did Shri Rama also show us how to be a climax devotee as well? If He did, can You please tell me about it, Swami? I know only the main story of Ramayanam but not every detail of it. Your explanation is always unique and wonderful, hence I am asking You only.]

Swami Replied:- The worldly life must be followed keeping Rama as an example. Most of the people follow pravrutti only. Even if they follow Nivrutti, their aim is only to protect their worldly life only. Nivrutti is ancillary subject in pravrutti. Nivrutti is the main subject in spiritual life. Only very few are interested in pure Nivrutti life. Through Nivrutti only, we can achieve real and permanent bond with God. Everybody aspires for Nivrutti only, but, is forcibly confined to pravrutti only! This is the serious fun of life.

 
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