Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 05 Aug 2022


How can an ordinary soul know whether it is aspiring for any fruit from You or not?

[Smt. Chhanda Chandra asked: Swami how can a very insignificant and ordinary soul like me judge whether I am aspiring from You or not? You are omniscient but what about me to be aspiration free even in subconscious mind? Please guide me. At Your divine lotus feet Chhanda.]

Swami replied:- Devotion without aspiration for any fruit in return from the God is the main power that pleases God fully. If somebody praises you to get some benefits from you, that praising person is having true love only on the benefit to be obtained from you and all his love on you is only a show, which is not true love. The aspiration-less love alone is true and can be attained only if you are attracted towards the divine personality of God alone without any attraction for any benefit from Him. This is very difficult, but, not impossible. The difficulty is due to our psychology that is always soaked in this worldly atmosphere where it is always based on business love (give and take). God also learnt from our devotion and shows no love in return towards business devotion. The aspiration in the present birth is in the conscious state only and can be easily known to you. The aspirations in the previous birth exist in sub-conscious state about which you are not to be worried at present because you might have been ignorant in the previous birth. The aspirations of all long back previous births exist in unconscious state and you need not worry about them as well because you might have been ignorant in all your previous births.