Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 03 Aug 2021


Can the public criticise the contemporary human incarnation because of jealousy?

[Śrī Ganesh asked: Swāmiji, in Guru Pūrṇimā message, 11th point, You mentioned that the public criticised a spiritual leader for having sex with an actress, because they were jealous of him. It can also be the case of ignorance of the public that it might be a Nivṛtti test for the devotee. Can the public criticise the contemporary human incarnation only because of jealousy? Can it also be because of ignorance of spiritual knowledge?]

Swāmi Replied:- Whether it is an ordinary Saint (Spiritual leader) or God Kṛṣṇa (the human incarnation), the ignorance of Spiritual knowledge from which ego and jealousy come out as two sprouts is the reason. Ignorance is the source of these two cataracts on the eyes. Unless these two are conquered, there is no real happiness in Pravṛtti and also there is no real success in Nivṛtti. When the people criticise anybody including the human incarnation, the actual hidden reasons are ego and jealousy only. Any external criticism is always based on the bites of these two black cobras only. As I told already, the best way is to realise that all the merits belong to God and that all the defects belong to souls. When the fan is rotating and is giving cool air, people praise it, but, the fan is rotating circularly drawing zeroes in the space telling that it is zero by itself and the credit shall go to the current (God) that rotates the fan. When a bad sound comes due to its spoiled bearings, the rod (indicating “I”) above the fan says that the defect belongs to itself indicated by “I”. Thus, every one of us must make the fan as one of our preachers. God Datta as Avadhūta preaches King Yadu about so many examples in this creation as the preachers by explaining the concepts that they convey to us (Avadhūta Yadu Saṃvāda).