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Madhura Bhakti – Sweet Devotion

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Madhura Bhakti (sweet devotion) was discovered, developed and dragged to climax by the devotees only and not by God. It is the main theme of the scripture Bhāgavatam. Without understanding the topic, some religions try to mock at Hinduism. For the first time in 5000 years, Shri Swami is explaining why this is the highest scripture that gives salvation to the soul in 7 days. The triad (Tripuṭī) of this topic is also highest since 1) Gopikas (Gantā) are the highest reborn sages, who were being worshipped even by angels, 2) Kṛṣṇa (Gamyam) is the highest form of incarnation (Paripūrṇa tamaḥ) and His highest abode is Goloka, which is higher than Brahma loka and 3) The path (Gamanam) adopted to reach the highest goal was liberation from all worldly bonds including the bond with life-partner in which even worldly justice is opposed (Sarvadharmān... Gītā).

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Kindly explain sweet devotion of devotees towards recent human incarnations.

Posted on: 27/12/2022

Smt. Sudha Rani asked: Paada Namaskaaram Swami. Thank You for Your enormous grace, Swami. Shirdi Sai is worshipped as Baba and Satya Sai is worshipped as Sai Maa. In every avatar, You enjoy the devotion of ample of climax devotees. Could You please reveal the way of devotion of those devotees who worshipped Shirdi Sai or Satya Sai or any of the recent Naraavataraas with Madhura Bhava...

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Is it not true that the Lord should be higher than the highest Gopikas because He suffered for their sins?

Posted on: 19/12/2022

Shri Sathi Reddy asked:- The Gopikas, who were Sages in previous lives, offered their body to God Krishna and reached the highest position of Goloka. I feel that the Lord should be at the highest position because He took the punishments of their sins and suffered. Please comment.

Swami replied:- Gopikas did not reach Goloka by offering their bodies alone to Krishna...

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Did Lord Krishna test the Gopikas secretly or was this known to His wives as well?

Posted on: 26/11/2022

Shri Kishore Ram asked: Swamiji, Lord Krishna tested the Gopikas on the three strongest bonds (wealth, children and life partner). Did Lord Krishna perform these tests secretly or was this known to His eight wives as well?

Swami replied:- God Krishna performed the test of the bond with life-partner very secretly...

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How to correlate fan devotion and simultaneously, God disliking the sacrifice of life by a devotee?

Posted on: 26/11/2022

Smt. Priyanka asked:- Swami! You appreciated Gopikaas for sacrificing their lives after Krishna left His gross body. At the same time, You told that Krishna did not relish such sacrifice of the Gopikaas. While mentioning fan devotion also, You told that the fan commits suicide on hearing the death of his hero. How to correlate these points?

Swami replied:- Sacrifice of life for the sake of God is really appreciable from the angle of the love of the devotee to God. But, from the angle ...

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How did the majority of the Gopikas fail in petty bonds like money and children?

Posted on: 19/10/2022

Ms. Thrylokya asked: Swami, You said that Gopikas maintained the devotion based lust towards Krishna because they were the highest sages doing penance for God from several billions of births. When they could maintain such devotional love based lust towards God, how did the majority...

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Are females more fortunate than males because they have the opportunity to show Madhura Bhakti?

Posted on: 04/10/2022

Shri Hrushikesh asked: Dear Swami, In continuation to Your answer to the question about Sweet devotion. I have the following questions. Can we say that Females are more fortunate than males because they have the opportunity to show Madhura Bhakti? Kindly clarify. Is there anyway a male can also show the same Bhakti towards Swami being born as a Male or has to wait for a female birth? Namaskaar to Your Lotus Feet, Hrushikesh

Swami replied:- The external body is only a dress to the soul as told in the Gita. The dress is selected by God as per the requirement of the stage of devotion. Of course, the doctrine of deeds and fruits also plays its own role in deciding...

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Can we say that the rule regarding female birth as last birth is not applicable in the current time?

Posted on: 20/09/2022

Shri Hrushikesh asked: Dear Swami, Salutations to Your Lotus feet. I request You to kindly help us with answers for the following questions.

In one of the recent answers given to Lakshmi Thrylokya about the sweet devotion to God, male souls may fight on the ground that partiality is shown to female souls only since male souls are denied of sweet devotion...

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How are two contradicting bonds of that of child and husband possible with the same people?

Posted on: 19/09/2022

Ms. Thrylokya asked: Swami, in the same birth, Krishna tested the Gopikas competing with their children in stealing the butter, which is the joint test for money (butter) and issues. In this test, He became their child. In the same birth, Krishna tested the Gopikas competing with their husbands while dancing in Brundavanam in which He acted as the real husband. Between the same people, in the same birth...

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Are the male souls denied of sweet devotion?

Posted on: 09/09/2022

Ms. Thrylokya asked:- Regarding the sweet devotion to God, male souls may fight on the ground that partiality is shown to female souls only since male souls are denied of sweet devotion. What shall be our answer to such a question?

Swami replied:- There was a person called Dhanurdaasa, who was always attracted by the beautiful eyes of his wife and he always was holding an umbrella over her so that no effects of sunlight result. While coming...

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Did Radha undergo heavy loss of the honor of life as her relation with Krishna was kept a secret?

Posted on: 03/08/2022

Ms. Thrylokya asked (on phone):- Swami! this has reference to Your answer given to the question asked by Smt. T Sudha Rani (My mother) some time back. You told that Radha was kept as a secret wife of Krishna and Krishna did favors to Radha by meeting her secretly every fortnight in Dvaraka because love with gaps and secrecy has very deep strength, which could not be given to the 16108 official wives...

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Can we say that Sati consciously chose to end Her life while Chandralekha ended life as she was unable to meet Krishna?

Posted on: 14/03/2022

Smt. Priyanka asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, Thank You for explaining regarding both Sati devi and Chandralekha. You said that they both should have controlled their emotions by doing peaceful analysis instead of giving in to their extreme emotions. Swami, please forgive me if the following thoughts are not correct. Can You please clarify another doubt expressed below regarding controlling...

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How did the thought of lust arise in the Gopikas, who conquered hormone-based lust towards God Krishna?

Posted on: 13/03/2022

Shri Anil asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, Kindly answer the following questions, at Your Lotus Feet-anil. 1. Gopikas were sages who conquered hormone based lust by their intense penance in the previous births. In such a case, how did the thought of lust arise in them (even though it is loved based lust) towards God Krishna...

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Madhura Bhakti (Sweet Devotion) of Gopikaas in Nutshell - updated

Posted on: 12/03/2022

Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya asked: - Swami, can You send a message on Madhura Bhakti or sweet devotion in the form of very brief points in nutshell based on which a set of audio-videos can be prepared since it is a very crucial topic. I feel that this way of representation is very essential. I will be very happy if each point is confined to a single sentence.

Swami Replied: - 1. God Kṛṣṇa is the highest form of God as said by scriptures (Paripūrṇatamaḥ sākṣāt…

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Why is that Chandralekha could not overcome her family bonds when they competed with God?

Posted on: 12/03/2022

Smt. Priyanka asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, We learnt about Chandralekha that she could not attain jeevanmukti while on Earth due to her fear of worldly bonds but attained videhamukti in the upper world because she ultimately died for sake of God. Therefore, every time the Lord incarnates, she has to come down to Earth not only to serve God but also because she is bound to worldly bonds...

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A perfect logical analysis of Sweet Devotion of Gopikas towards Lord Krishna.

Posted on: 24/02/2022

Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya asked:- Swami! Hindus may support You regarding Your explanation about Krishna and Gopikas. Even among Hindus, there are some devotees liking Rama and disliking Krishna. Hence, please give me a perfect logical analysis of the Sweet Devotion of Krishna and Gopikas, which will be very useful while arguing...

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Swami answers questions by Smt. Priyanka on Madhura Bhakti of Gopikas.

Posted on: 21/02/2022

1. Can we say that Lord Krishna said what He had to say with the intention to encourage Gopikas to achieve their life’s purpose?

Smt. Priyanka asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, Swami, You have revealed that Gopikas internally knew (when the time came for total surrender) that Lord Krishna was willing to suffer for their sins as an expression of His unimaginable love towards them for their love towards Him. But, the Gopikas refused because they obviously did not want their Krishna to suffer on their behalf. Lord Krishna said...

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Why did not Krishna mention the dance of Gopikas in Gita?

Posted on: 10/02/2022

Shri Anil asked: Why is the dance of the Gopikas with Krishna not mentioned in the Gita, whereas it is fully devoted to the interaction of Krishna and Arjuna?

Swami replied: The case of the Gopikas is a very crucial subject dealing with a lot of intricate analysis and hence, that topic was not mentioned at all because everybody knows that such a topic shall be discussed in lot of depth because everywhere the truth can be very easily misunderstood and exploited. Even then, the background concepts related to that topic called sweet devotion...

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Did Krishna suffer for the sins of Gopikas secretly?

Posted on: 10/02/2022

[Shri Anil asked: Krishna suffered for all the past sins and also the sin of illegal sex of Gopikas. Jesus also suffered for sins of His people, but in public. Did Krishna suffer secretly? Kindly elaborate the difference.]

Swami replied: Krishna also has shown the punishment of a sin for the sake of the public even though, it is not actually a sin. Killing Vali hiding behind a tree is not a sin. Even then, He suffered...

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Can You show a scriptural authority that in the case of Gopikas, only the love transformed lust exists?

Posted on: 06/02/2022

Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya asked:- Swami, You explained that in the case of Gopikas, only the love transformed lust exists and not the hormonal based lust transformed lust. This explanation is excellent. For this concept can You also show some authority so that people based on scriptural authority will also have complete satisfaction?

Swami Replied:- In fact, the spiritual knowledge that is coming out of this Datta Swami is the direct knowledge coming out from God Datta, Who is the author of all the Vedas. There is no need for searching a better authority...

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How could the Gopikas be in physical relationship with their husbands and also with Lord Krishna?

Posted on: 29/12/2021

Ms. Bhanu Samykya asked: Pādanamaskāram Swami, The actions performed by Gopikas appear very strange and courageous to me. They are extraordinary souls who showed unconditional love towards God surrendering everything for Him. But, I regret to say that a stupid doubt is bothering my mind i.e. How could the Gopikas be in physical relationship with their husbands when at the same time being physically involving with Lord Krishna...

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