Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 22 Oct 2021


Does God Datta help the devotees in nivrutti or not?

[Shri Durgaprasad asked: Paadanamaskaaram Swami, I have a confusion regarding Your help to devotees in Nivrutti. It is often said that the soul cannot cut his bonds on his own and only God Datta can do it. For example, You said that Datta gives a large number of sweets and locks the devotee in a room so that he gets vexed with sweets and eventually drops the bond with sweets (Datta is Bhogamokshapradaayaka). It means Datta indeed helps in Nivrutti and gives moksha also.

On the other hand, You said that path of Nivrutti is invented by devotees only and it is purely the interest of devotee to succeed in Nivrutti. I personally feel that I cannot succeed either in Pravrutti or in Nivrutti without Your help. Kindly remove my confusion. At Your lotus feet, -Durgaprasad]

Swami Replied:- Both effort of the soul and grace of God Datta are essential in achieving success especially in Nivrutti. Even though Nivrutti is discovered and developed by devotees only, God is not a stone in not recognising the value of the love of the devotee towards Him. Since Nivrutti involves His personal affair, God does not encourage Nivrutti and even obstructs the path of Nivrutti. In spite of such behaviour of God, if the devotee is very much consistent in Nivrutti and reaches the climax state, God starts bending to the devotee and takes full responsibility of the devotee because rejection of climax love is the worst quality of a demon. Nivrutti always has starting trouble, but, once it succeeds in the path, its fruit is wonderful (Nivṛttistu mahāphalā…). Sages, who are the highest cadre of souls have proved all this in the path of Nivrutti, who were born as Gopikas. They have made God to create a new world, which is even above the abode of God as the fruit for their unimaginable devotion. Goloka, the 15th world was specially created only in the end of Dvaaparayuga.