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Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 29 Dec 2021

               

Does God grant salvation to the ancestors as well if pleased by a soul's devotion?

Ms. Bhanu Samykya asked: Pādanamaskāram Swami, I heard that when God is pleased by a devotee's devotion towards Him, He grants salvation not only to the devotee but also to devotee's past ancestors belonging to past 21 generations. Is that true Swami? You taught us that the spiritual journey of every soul is an individual personal account with God. If salvation is given to the biological ancestors by the spiritual effort of their biological successors, how can the above statement be true? Kindly enlighten us. At Your Divine Lotus Feet, Bhanu Samykya]

Swami Replied:- When God says that the past twenty one generations will be liberated due to the excellent devotion of a specific devotee, did God say about the time parameter and did God also say about them that they will achieve salvation without their effort? God is omniscient and speaks very carefully. Our intelligence is just a tiny drop (alpajña) before the infinite mighty ocean of intelligence of God (Sarvajña). Why do you bother about the administration of God about which you need not bother at all? One should always bother about his/her future spiritual line only without wasting time and mental energy in such questions.

 
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