Question: The Bhagavad Gita states that God sends sinners
to incarnate into increasingly worse conditions. How does it accord with your statement
of “totality” of the Divine Love?
Answer: Yes, there exist ascending and descending streams of the Divine
So, when some of us move toward more suffering — whose fault is it? Only their
own! Not God’s at all! For people create their destinies themselves!
It is not God’s task to ensure paradise for people on the Earth. And God is also
not our servant, who must satisfy our desires.
All the time God offers each of us
the opportunity to advance along the ascending Path. But whether to advance or not
is up to us to decide.
How can God teach us to move in the required direction, in complying with the
universal laws, toward our own happiness? Through a word? But people were told about
this numerous times, still they do not comply. Through the blessing grace of the
Holy Spirit? But are there many people who aspire to this? The only means that remains
is — through pain, which we experience, when we go in the wrong direction or do
For the sake of saving us as souls, God sends pain to our bodies. And we have to
learn to understand Him and be grateful to Him for these lessons and prompts, for
But let us get back to your question. In what should we see God’s Love, when
He makes stubborn sinners incarnate into situations of increasing suffering?
My answer is the following. When the pain is slight, we do not pay much attention
to it. But when the pain is great, we start thinking about the cause of this pain
and begin to look for the way out. And if we find it, the despair due to ours recognizing
the current miserable state can be of enormous help to us. The emotion of despair
provides us with energy and power needed to extricate ourselves!