Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 17 Mar 2024


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Why did the sages go to Rama requesting for the test of the bond with spouse only?

[Shri Kishore Ram asked: Why did the sages go to Rama requesting for the test for the bond with spouse only? What about the tests for the other two bonds?]

Swami replied:- The sages thought that the tests with children and wealth are very simple and felt that they have already crossed both those bonds (bond with children and bond with wealth). They thought that the test with the bond of spouse is really strong and if they pass in that test, full salvation can be obtained. God Rama postponed the examination to the next birth and conducted the tests in all the three strongest worldly bonds. Actually, all the sages as Gopikas passed in the test of the bond with spouse and failed only in the joint-test of children and wealth. Between child and wealth, the bond with child is extremely strong in which even sage Vyaasa failed (He ran after His son, Shuka, who was leaving the house after renouncing the world.). This bond is in the heart called Anaahata Chakra, which means that nobody so far crossed this bond. This bond is especially very very strong with the mother than with the father and hence, God Rama asked the sages to be born as females in the next birth.