Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 26 Aug 2021


Did the failed Gopikas know that they were abusing God?

[Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya asked: In previous discourses, Your explained that the sin committed towards God returns in high intensity and this is the reason for the suffering of failed Gopikas. My questions are as follows. Did the failed Gopikas know that they were abusing God? They might abuse Krishna assuming Him to be a spoiled brat of village head.]

Swami Replied:- Sage Naarada told that all the Gopikas had the knowledge of Krishna as God. The lack of sacrifice is not due to the ignorance about God. The selfishness overcomes the sacrifice even if God is known. The sacrifice of any soul towards God materialises only when there is a fruit from God in return. Based on this fact only, the Veda says that every love is based on the selfishness only and in this context, the Veda does not differentiate God and soul. This concept told by the Veda is universal and inherent of any soul. Every soul will think “Let Him be God. In what way I am concerned with Him? Why shall I worship Him? For what I shall worship Him? Let Him do His business and let me do my own business. Without any benefit, why shall I bother about anybody else? Even a fool will not bother about anybody else without any purpose. If the theory is that I shall love God for no reason and for no benefit, why should I love Him?” Such thoughts are natural for any soul and appear to be logical also for everyone. But, in this world itself a mad fan committing suicide when his favourite hero of cine field or politics dies must be examined. But, the world says that he is a mad fellow and hence, spent everything from his pocket and finally committed suicide in the memory of his/her hero. Hence, here, ignorance of identification of God is not the cause for failure because the actual cause is selfishness existing even after the identification of God.