Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 21 Nov 2021


Is secretly sacrificing spouse's hard-earned money to God sinful?

[Smt. Priyanka asked: In one of the recent discourses, (this question), it is mentioned that Gopikas did not steal the part of butter earned by their life partners through cheating, which would have been injustice and even God will not be happy with such sinful sacrifice. The sacrifice of justified self-earned wealth will only please God. So, in today's context, if the husband is the only one earning and gives some money to the wife for home or personal expenses and the wife sacrifices a part of that money to God secretly, does that displease God? Is it viewed as a sinful sacrifice because the wife would have cheated the husband in this case?]

Swami Replied:- If the husband has given some money to the wife for her personal expenses, the wife has full right on it to sacrifice to God also because no other type of expenditure was stipulated by the husband. But, if the husband has given some money for house expenditure, taking something from it and donating to God will not please God.