Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 08 Oct 2023


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Swami answers questions by Ms. Thrylokya

1. God's samkalpa makes even the smallest action in the world. Does it mean that God is always busy in doing samkalpas continuously?

Swami replied:- God has written the constitution and as per its rules, all actions take place. He is free to entertain Himself with the creation. Once the guidelines are given by God, the actions proceed as per those guidelines and hence, God need not do planning for every action independently.

2. Isn't the soul’s inherent tendency towards injustice a defect of God's creation?

[Swami, You said that the root cause of justice is sattvam quality and root cause of injustice is Rajas and Tamas but the three qualities are present within each soul. The power of sattvam is 1/3 and power of Rajas and Tamas together is 2/3, which makes Rajas and Tamas powerful. Therefore, tendency towards injustice is inherently more than tendency towards justice in every soul. Isn't it an inherent defect in God's creation? Please correct me.]

Swami replied:- Soul's inherent tendency towards any quality (Sattvam, Rajas and Tamas) is not fixed by God. The ratio varies in each soul, which is not fixed by God. It is formed due to the inherent tendency of the soul. Actually, Rajas and Tamas qualities are also good if they are turned towards their good faces. Hence, there was no bad quality at all while God created the creation. After creation, due to the inherent tendency of the human souls for doing bad things, several qualities were turned towards bad side only and thus, about 2/3rd bad qualities and about 1/3rd good qualities resulted. Hence, defect in the creation done by God is not possible. Majority of the souls developed 2/3rd quantity of bad qualities and 1/3rd quantity of good qualities as per their inherent tendencies.

3. What is the fate of spiritual souls and condemned souls in the next cycle of creation after Mahaapralaya?

Swami replied:- The final dissolution or Mahaapralaya has no effect on the souls regarding their qualities. Hence, good souls are born as human beings to continue their spiritual effort. Condemned souls, which were forced to become animals, will be born as animals only in the next cycle of creation after Mahaapralaya.

4. Is seeing a saint meritorious as told ‘Saadhuunaam darshanam punyam’?

Swami replied:- Here, seeing does not mean simply seeing the saint with eyes. After seeing the saint, one is expected to talk with the saint and learn spiritual knowledge from him. After this only, we can say that seeing a saint is meritorious. The word seeing means seeing with eyes and talking with him regarding spiritual knowledge. The word ‘seeing’ shall not be taken in literal sense (Vaacyaartha) but shall be taken in implied sense (Laakshanikaartha).