The fruit depends on the quality of your practical sacrifice
Hanuman served His contemporary human incarnation without any aspiration and finally God merges with him to make him incarnation. The fruit depends on the quality of your practical sacrifice only and does not depend on the distance between you and God. It makes no difference whether you are closest to God by becoming human incarnation or far from God by remaining a devoted servant. In fact, there is higher fruit than becoming the human incarnation. You can become equal to God through human incarnation. But there is a higher state than this, which is to make God as your servant.
Gopikas remained always very far from their contemporary human incarnation, Krishna, since Krishna left Brundavanam as a boy and never returned back to see Gopikas staying in Brundavanam. But, they received this unique fruit since a separate world called as Goloka was created by God above His head. The quality of their sacrifice is unimaginable since they sacrificed everything for the sake of Krishna. Such sacrifice is possible only to sages and is impossible to any human being or any angel also.
They sacrificed all their wealth, which is the stored butter through which only their livelihood is maintained. Sages are highest souls in the entire creation. Datta, the sage incarnation of God is highest for the same reason. They sacrificed their sacred character, even though such sacrifice leads to intensive punishment in the hell. They jumped in to the fire when they heard that Krishna was no more and thus they sacrificed their life for God. Therefore, the qualify of your practical attitude brings the fruit and not the distance between your self and God. www.universal-spirituality.org
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