Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 12 Sep 2021


Please enlighten about the reasons for the destruction of the Yadava clan.

[Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, Yādava clan got destroyed at the end of Bhagavatham. Some preachers are claiming that it is because of the son of Lord Krishna named Sāmba. But, we learnt from You that the karma account of each soul is always separate. Please enlighten about the reasons for destruction of Yādava clan in which Lord Krishna was born.]

Swami replied:- The doctrine of deeds and fruits is very complicated as told by God in the Gita, but, it is always perfectly justified from all angles. All angles are different in their own nature, but, all are correlated together in one incident so that all angles maintain their own nature individually, but, are correlated in a sense that all angles are bound in the same incident as single background. It is true that Saamba has bad nature, who tried to mock at sages and got curse. This is one angle, which is the fundamental and Krishna did not interfere with this angle and behaved as God but not as father of Saamba. Another angle is that Gaandhari cursed Krishna blaming Him for the destruction of her sons. Here also, even though this angle is justified (because Kauravas were bad and hence were destroyed), Krishna did not interfere (actually He should have interfered because He is not at fault) because the fruit of her curse was already decided by another angle of Saamba. The third angle is that Yaadavas did not care for the orders of Krishna and were involved in drinking wine (since Kali age was very near) and they deserved their destruction. This third angle is the fundamental of the above fundamental first angle. Now, you see, how all the angles of deeds are correlated to the same incident of single fruit called destruction of Yaadavas. Some times you may be unable to do this sharp analysis and hence, it is always better to believe that the plan of deeds and fruits is always perfect since the omniscient and omnipotent God is the final judge.