Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 21 Jun 2022


Why does God Datta alone remain when the creation is withdrawn at the end of each cycle of creation?

[Shri Anil asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, Kindly answer the following questions, at Your lotus feet, anil. Referring to the commentaries on Isvara Prakaranam presented by Dr. Nikhil, at the end of each cycle of creation, the creation is withdrawn into God Datta and He alone remains. Why are other forms of God like Brahma, Shiva, Vishnu not retained? Will even forms like Krishna and Gopikas, and the top most upper-world Goloka also dissolve into God Datta?]

Swami replied:- God Datta is the first energetic incarnation of Parabrahman or unimaginable God from whom all the other energetic or human incarnations along with the creation came out. Again, all this creation and incarnations are withdrawn in to God Datta. The specialty of God Datta is that there is no difference between the unimaginable God and God Datta. God Datta is the residential address of Parabrahman. When we say that all the creation is withdrawn into God Datta, it means that we are saying that all the creation is withdrawn into the unimaginable God. Hence, it is proper to say that the creation came out from, is maintained by and is dissolved in God Datta.