Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 27 Oct 2021


Shouldn't a devotee have ambition to rise in spiritual path?

[Ms. Bhanu Samykya asked: Pādanamaskāram Swami, In Parabrahma Gita, You said, "But, in divine love, rising is the fruit, you should not have eye on it,

You must like deep fall only as suffering in sacrifice and surrender

In service, eyes are on fall only in serving God, slavery is the way!"

So, shouldn't a devotee have ambition to rise in spiritual path? Can You please elaborate and explain the context of this verse?]

Swami Replied:- As the Spiritual progress is achieved, the ego will attack the soul just like in Pravrutti as the materialistic progress is achieved. By this, the devotee will certainly fall down. If you are aspiring to fall down in spite of the progress by lowering yourself, the ego will not attack the soul and the soul is saved. Even after achieving God, the Spiritual goal, the devotee must be careful about the attack of ego.