Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 03 Feb 2005


Why was the wonderful knowledge preached by You not revealed by earlier incarnations of Lord Datta?

[Based on this wonderful knowledge that has never been preached before, it appears to me that you are the fullest incarnation (Paripurna Avatara) of Datta.]

You still have a small doubt about Me. You have not confirmed that I am the fullest incarnation of Lord Datta. Therefore your knowledge about Me is not complete. Hence I should not say that I am the fullest incarnation of Datta. I will say this only to a devotee who develops very firm faith in Me regarding this point. Lord Krishna never told anybody that He was the Lord. Even to Arjuna, He never told this point during His lifetime except in the battlefield while preaching the Gita. He revealed that He was the Lord because Arjuna surrendered to Krishna with full faith. It is very dangerous to reveal the divine truth unless one deserves by His complete faith.

However, as you say, My knowledge is wonderful and that it has not come in the past. The reason for this is that the situation in the past was different. Some people were ignorant due to lack of the divine knowledge, some people were ignorant of some points in the divine knowledge and some people were complete scholars. The complete scholars were unable to explain properly to the other two categories. No human being can explain effectively to another human being. Therefore the previous incarnations of Datta must have been either partial incarnations (Kalavataras and Amshavataras) or the incarnations of the disciples of Datta. They might have even been complete incarnations of Datta but Datta might not have revealed this wonderful knowledge since there was no need at that time. But today there is a real need for this wonderful knowledge because people have become wonderful. Today the people are not ignorant about the true knowledge. They know the truth but they don’t like the truth. They want the goal of the true path but do not want to proceed on the true path. They want to reach the true goal by the false path, which is convenient to them. For this purpose, they twist the meanings of the Vedas and the Gita. Today people have become over-intelligent. Even Lord Datta is sometimes astonished by the twisted meanings of these people. Therefore there is a need at present for Lord Datta Himself to come down and reveal this wonderful knowledge to the wonderful people. If the people do not follow the true path even by this effort, there is no other alternative than to face the final incarnation of Datta (Kalki).

Lord Datta needs a human body to preach the knowledge. Accidentally and incidentally He chose My body. There is nothing special about Me. There are ten pens in the pen stand. A poet wants to write a poem on the paper. He takes one of the ten pens and writes the poem. The credit of the poem goes to the poet and not to the pen. I am just one of the several pens. In fact better pens are also available. But by chance I happened to be that lucky pen. All the other pens will definitely scold the pen with which the poet is writing. This will happen to any pen. Jealousy among human beings is inevitable and the scolding of the selected pen is also inevitable. Unless one gets rid of egoism and jealousy, one can never accept the human incarnation. Some people doubt and some people even insult the human incarnation as said in the Gita (Samsayatma…, Avajananti Mam…).