Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 03 Sep 2020


Why was Jesus born in very lowly conditions?

[Shri Anil asked: Jesus was born in a stable when nobody gave place to His pregnant mother Mary for delivery. What is the message in this? Please enlighten us on why God in human form took birth in very lowly conditions.]

Swami replied: The birth of God in human form in an atmosphere of simplicity and poverty shows that God reaches out even to poor people of low status. His intention is that even illiterate people should be helped by the spiritual knowledge preached by Him. Jesus, Kṛṣṇa etc., were born in such an atmosphere. Rāma and Buddha were born in the palaces of kings to indicate that God also approaches people of high status, wealth and education. Kṛṣṇa was born in a jail indicating that God approaches even sinners so that they may be uplifted through realization, repentance and non-repetition of the sin in the future. Altogether, the conclusion is that God approaches all types of people for their spiritual upliftment.


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