Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 10 Nov 2023


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Swami answers questions of Smt. Priyanka

1.a) Is it correct to assume that fear of worldly bonds exists simultaneously while following this path?

[Smt. Priyanka asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, When someone has non-supportive family members in the path of God, it is recommended to them to hide their path towards God and makes careful choices in order to avoid hurting the family members. In such case, is it correct to assume that fear of worldly bonds also exist simultaneously while following this path (yoga-maargam)?]

Swami replied:- If the soul did not reach the climax, fear to worldly bonds is inevitable. God is telling the way for such a devotee, who is in the path and not reached yet the goal.

b) Is it correct that those who fear family bonds have less love for God and more for their family?

[Is it correct to say that when a devotee is afraid of their family bonds, it's a proof that they are very attached to their family bonds? Therefore, is it also correct to think that they have lesser love on God and more love towards their family only? At Your divine lotus feet, Priyanka]

Swami replied:- Even the climax devotees follow this suggestion from God about their family bonds. If the devotee is in climax love with God, does it mean that he/she shall quarrel with family bonds and make a fuss to disturb the spiritual effort?