Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 08 Sep 2021


You always bear a divine smile even though You secretly undergo devotee's suffering in inside. How to understand this?

[Smt. Priyanka asked: God is forever in a happy state not bound by anything or anyone. He is beyond any needs/wants, unlike human beings. Is it that God is always in the state of 'Aananda' (constant happiness)? Is it that He appears in that state to souls even though He is indeed going through some pain, which we cannot see? Swami, You are the complete direct human incarnation of Lord Dattaatreya for us. You always bear a divine smile even if You are secretly undergoing some devotee's suffering on the inside. Is this expressed by You to teach us that we should face our troubles in life with a smile and enjoy it equally like the sweet dishes? In some cases, is this also done because God does not want devotees to know that He has taken their troubles onto Himself?]

Swami Replied:- In God’s action, 100 angles are always associated with the main angle. These 100 angles are towards the right direction only and never towards any wrong direction. For example, He hides His suffering so that the devotees will not come to know it and He does not want that the devotees should suffer again seeing His suffering. If He is not suffering due to His miraculous power, such suffering for devotees is only hypocrisy.