Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 08 Jul 2021


Does the relaxation given by Sadguru for certain sinful acts count as Sins?

[Śrī Bharath Krishna asked: Let us assume that a Sadguru gives a temporary relaxation to a devotee who is addicted to his or her Non-Vegetarian food habits because even if he is asked to avoid eating such food, mostly he or she won't. During this period from the day Sadguru gave relaxation to the day when Sadguru finally asks the devotee to give up such sinful habits, sin is done in killing animals for the Non-Veg food. Will the soul go to hell for the sin committed during this period or not? Does the relaxation given by a Sadguru with respect to certain sinful acts don't count as Sins? At Your Divine Lotus feet, Bharath Krishna]

Swāmi Replied:- The relaxation given by Sadguru does not mean that the punishment of the sin during the period of relaxation is getting cancelled. The relaxation means that the Sadguru is not serious about the sin because He is concentrating on the reformation of other sins. From the date of non-repetition of the sin only, the punishment gets cancelled and even the pending punishments of such type of sins also get cancelled. The word relaxation means that Sadguru is not concentrating on a specific type of sin in view of other types of sins. The non-repetition of the sin alone is the end of such type of sin and its punishments.