Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 15 Mar 2024


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What is the fate of devotees progressing slowly in their spiritual journey?

[Maha Shiva Raatri Satsanga on 8th March 2024 at Hyderabad]

[Smt. Sudha Rani asked:- Some devotees are progressing very fast and some other devotees are very slow in their spiritual journey. What is the fate of second category?]

Swami replied:- The first category represents the rabbit, which can run very fast. Due to this, ego is developed. The rabbit sleeps thinking that it can reach the goal in one minute after sleep. The second category represents the tortoise, which is pained by its slow movement. Therefore, the tortoise never stops the journey and always continues to move thinking that on someday, it can reach the goal. The rabbit sleeps and the slow-moving tortoise succeeds. Here, the most important point is the continuous effort without any interruption. The word Radha comes from the ‘Dhaaraa’, which means the continuous stream of love, which represents the continuous non-interrupting devotion towards God. Radha never used to sleep. She used to be aware of God Krishna all the time.