Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 26 Aug 2021


Gopikas, who failed in the tests of Lord Krishna, failed in all the three tests?

[Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya asked: Swami, many Gopikas who failed in the tests of Lord Krishna were looted and raped at the end of Bhaagavatam. Did these Gopikas fail in any of the three tests (Dhaneṣaṇā, Dāreṣaṇā, Putreṣaṇā)? Or did they fail in all the three tests?

Swami Replied:- Whether a soul fails in one paper or in all papers, the candidate comes under the category of failures only. All Gopikas passed in the test of their bonds with their life partners. Only 12 Gopikas passed in the other two bonds (bond with children and bond with wealth). The final lesson of the looting of Gopikas by hunters is only to say that even if the soul saves anything without offering it to God, the saved item will become waste only and not fruitful in anyway. This only says that the selfishness shall be dropped and sacrifice shall be developed. This message is important for Pravrutti also since every soul is with climax selfishness and with zero sacrifice.