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10/14/2014 8:54:51 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Protection Of God Does Not Come By Praying Or Crying" (Message of Shri Datta Swami)
Devotee: In Gaza, Israel bombed Palestines, who cried for Allah to protect them. Since the protection was not there, a misunderstanding that God is not protecting them may arise.
Swami replied: There are two points. The first point is why God is not protecting the crying people. The second point is the basis of bombing against one religion by the other religion.
The first point is understood by the proper understanding of psychology of God or the correct philosophy. Devotion to God (Nivrutti) is one side of the spiritual knowledge and right behaviour to the co-living beings in the society (Pravrutti) is the other side of the spiritual knowledge. If you are devoted to God without harming any living being in the society, you will be blessed by God. If you are behaving well in the society as per the commandments of God, you will reach the heaven. Both these ways are good and clearly different. The third way is in which you are a strong devotee of God and at the same time you are harming the society, what is the reaction of God towards you? The history of Ravana gives a clear answer to this. He was very strong devotee of Lord Shiva and Lord Shiva is certainly God like Lord Vishnu, who was opposed by Ravana. The point is that Ravana was punished severely by Lord Rama, who is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
The punishment given to Ravana was not because that Ravana did not worship Lord Vishnu. God is not bothered about your devotion and worship to Him. God is bothered only about your behaviour to the society. Even if you are not a devotee, if your behaviour to the society is good, you are granted heaven, which of course is temporary. You will return to the earth from heaven after sometime (Ksheene Punye - Gita). But, certainly, you are not sent to hell because you did not worship God. Ravana differentiated Lord Shiva from Lord Vishnu and could not understand that both these Lords were different energetic forms in which the same unimaginable God exists. Lack of such spiritual knowledge harms your spiritual uplift only. You are also not punished for showing such spiritual difference. The conclusion of this analysis is that God is not blind like a human king, who will protect you from all your sins pleased with your devotion to him, which is flattery and soaping. Even a wise human king understands this and punishes the sinner by rising above the effect of such soaping. Therefore, the protection from the wisest God will not come to anybody by simply praying or crying. The protection from God comes only when you have not committed the sin and in such case, praying and crying are not necessary. Since you do not know their sins, you may misunderstand like that. Since you do not know the behaviour of the souls in the previous birth, the external innocent appearance of a child may mislead you. Even if the re-birth is not believed, various sins are committed in the childhood also about which you do not have the perfect and complete knowledge.
Regarding the just born child, you have to accept the re-birth because you do not have an alternate answer from your side. Moreover, there are several incidents all over the world proving the concept of previous birth. The glorification of God cannot be the alternate answer since God is not so cruel that He punishes some innocent for His glory. When the blind man, who was cured by Jesus, depressed about his past sin, Jesus used the concept of glorification of God to bring confidence and courage in to his mind. That cannot be taken as the real concept. A false concept can be used to bring good true effect. In order to make the child eat the food, the mother says that moon will come down if the food is eaten. Such statement cannot be treated as lie and sin. The mother did not cheat or harm anybody else by such lie. The child is cheated but benefited and so is not harmed. The benefit is more important than the lie. Lie is not the ultimate sin.
To protect some innocent and good person, you can tell a lie. In such context, speaking truth is a sin. Lie is not the sin but harming a good person is real sin. If the mother does not speak this lie, the good and innocent child will not eat the food and its health will be spoiled. In such case, not speaking the lie is the sin. You cannot also say that since God"s ways are unknown, no explanation is needed. In such case, you cannot speak anything about God and only the ignorance about God will prevail as spiritual knowledge. In the divine administration of God, be sure of one thing that there will not be punishment without previous crime. The Pravrutti is very important, which is always the ultimate goal of God. God treats Nivrutti as a personal matter, which cannot conflict His official responsibility of the administration of His creation. Your sympathy is based on the external observation at present without knowing their background in the past. This statement may look very harsh but it is true. Truth is always harsh.
The second point is bombing of Palestine (Muslims) by Israel (mainly Jews). Jews believe in Jehovah, who are to be considered as Christians since Christians also believe in Jehovah. Palestines believe in Allah and hence, belong to Islam. It is certainly a war between two religions. Unless you take the pains of propagating the concept of universal spirituality as can be seen in the conversation between Swami and Christian Father, this problem will not have a permanent solution. Unless and until this concept is propagated, the basic root of the inter-religious dispute cannot be completely destroyed.
Without doing this, all your efforts to bring peace in the world between various religions are like the effort by applying the wet cloth on the fore-head of a patient to bring down the fever without administering the dosage of anti-biotics. Unless the virus, which is the root cause of fever, is killed by the antibiotic, the fever will not come down. The one unimaginable God referred by various names like Parabrahman, Jehovah, Allah etc., through different religions and the same unimaginable God entering various specific human forms to become various human incarnations of different religions like Krishna, Jesus, Mohammad, Buddha etc., alone can bring the unity between different religions in the world and establish the universal peace.
posted by: surya (disciple of Swamiji)