Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 04 Mar 2024


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Gopikas were attracted to Krishna. Is such an example possible in the case of other devotees?

[A question by Smt. Ramya]

Swami replied:- It is not possible because such great devotees like the Gopikas, who were sages doing penance through millions of births, were not found either in the life of Krishna or after the life of Krishna. Hence, such a story is never heard so far. God Krishna did not treat 16,000 daughters of kings as the Gopikas and since they truly loved Him, He married all of them. God Krishna never repeated such a thing in His entire life and also did not return to Brundaavanam in His entire life to dance with the Gopikas again. Moreover, we have not heard such story of the Gopikas so far even though God Krishna came as several human incarnations in this world. Hence, the reason must be the absence of such a deserving devotee like the Gopika, who was the sage doing penance for God in the past millions of births. Unless this message is propagated, the discipline or justice of worldly life (Pravrutti) will get spoiled. The highest for God is justice. The Gopikas were ready to go to hell and hug the red-hot copper statue of God Krishna. They threatened Him that they would commit suicide if God Krishna did not accept them. When this situation came for Him to break justice, He underwent the assumed severe punishment twice, both for Himself and for each Gopika so that justice shall never be violated. God honours true love of the devotee and at the same time, protects justice by not letting any ordinary soul imitate His divine actions.