Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 16 May 2023


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Why is God giving harmful boons to demons?

[Devotees asked some questions during some recent Satsangas and Swami replied to them, which are given below.]

[Smt. Chinnamatham Jhansi asked:- God knows that demons are ignorant and that if boons are given to them, they will spoil themselves and the world also. In such a case, why is God appearing to demons also for their penance and is giving harmful boons?]

Swami Replied:- God is the Father of all the souls (Ahaṃ bījapradaḥ pitā). If you want to understand the action of God, you keep yourself in the position of God. If your ignorant child is insisting upon a harmful food item and even if you advise, suppose the child is crying rigidly, as a mother what will you do? You will give that food item and when the child suffers with stomach-ache, you will give a tablet to it. The ignorant child will not understand until it realizes the truth practically. In this case, there is no other way for the parents except to allow the rigid child to get the bad experience and allow the child to realize the truth so that it will not repeat the mistake again. Similarly, God loves all the souls as a parent and allows the demonic soul to undergo the bad experience practically so that it will itself realize the truth and rectify itself. Whenever you misunderstand God, you keep yourself in His position and understand His problem.