Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 27 Aug 2021


Can't the threat of Gopikas be taken as surrender of their bodies?

[Ms Lakshmi Thrylokya asked:- Gopikas threatened that they will jump into Yamuna River and leave their bodies for the sake of Krishna. Can’t this threat be taken as surrender of their bodies? In such case, is the dance necessary?]

Swami Replied:- Ok. Let us assume that Krishna took their suicide as their surrender of body and allowed them to commit suicide. Is it justified on the side of Krishna to agree for their suicide in order to avoid the dance? Moreover, in the previous birth, Raama (Krishna) promised to hug them as females in the next birth and do you want that Krishna shall break His promise given in the previous birth and allow them to die? By such thing, the personality of God gets horribly damaged. Had the Gopikas returned to homes based on the threat of hell given by Krishna, then, it would have been alright since God gives highest importance for the protection of the constitution written by Him.