Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 05 Aug 2021


How can God take the sins of the soul even before reformation of the soul?

[Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya asked: Pādanamaskāraṃ Swāmi, You have revealed a mind boggling truth in the 23rd point of Guru Pūrṇimā Satsaṅga (24-07-2021). Till now, I have learnt that only some sins acquired by us (souls) will be personally taken by God (i.e. suffered by human incarnation) depending upon our reformation and non-repetition of sin. And some punishments of the sins will be postponed by God upon the worship of God. But now, You have revealed that all the sins will be taken by God for a climax devotee. I have some questions related to this. 1. Just because the soul loves God, how can God take all the sins of the soul even before reformation of the soul? Kindly enlighten me.]

Swāmi Replied:- Such transfer of punishments of all sins from the devotee to God takes place by the will of God only and this does not happen by mere love to God. It happens only in the state of madness of devotion, which is the climax of real love to God. In such climax state of madness, do you think that reformation has any place? Reformation applies to the soul only when his/her intelligence is working without any trace of madness. You must also remember one point that the devotee is prepared to undergo any punishment for the sake of God. Here, the devotee is not aspiring God to take the punishment since the sin is done for the sake of God. This is the basic point. Overwhelmed by this unimaginable devotion, God liberates the soul from all sins by taking the punishments of all the sins of the soul on to Him. If you object this, God will be suffering more than undergoing the punishments of all those sins. If you are unable to tolerate the suffering of God due to the punishments, how can you tolerate more suffering that comes by not suffering those sins? God suffers for all those sins with immense pleasure and not with any misery. This is the reason to say that unimaginable God has unimaginable love for His devotees.