Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 18 Nov 2021


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Do Gopikas know the thoughts in the mind of God Krishna?

[Shri Anil asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, Please give Your replies to the following questions. At Your Lotus Feet, anil. In Trailokya Gita, Chapter-11, You mentioned the following: ‘In fact, all Gopikas resisted God by knowing His path of liberation because they have miraculous power got by very long penance to know what is in one’s mind.’ Swami, are You referring to the fact that Gopikas are knowing the thoughts in the mind of God Krishna? Kindly elaborate.]

Swami replied: The power of penance of Sages for very large number of their past births is capable of knowing what is present in the mind of anybody including God Krishna unless God Krishna Himself wishes to obstruct such power. Krishna allowed them to know what is in His mind so that He can test their reaction. Even after knowing the process of liberation as planned by Krishna, had the Gopikas kept silent, Gopikas would have been defeated. Hence, this is also a test of the psychology of Gopikas.