Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 26 Oct 2021


Which of the following statements is the right way of thinking?

[Ms. Lakshmi Thrylokya asked: What's the difference between these two different types of thinking of a devotee? i) My Sadguru must be pleased with my services. ii) My Sadguru should appreciate me for my services.]

Swami Replied:- Certainly the devotee shall not expect God to appreciate the services of the devotee. The devotee can aspire to please God, but, in such concept also the verb “shall”, shall not be used. You can expect the pleasure of God, but, God may not express His pleasure to you in order to test you.