Why Do Devotees Sometimes Fail If Krishna Is Supposed To Protect Them

Krishna's Mercy

[Arjuna]“He quickly becomes righteous and attains lasting peace. O son of Kunti, declare it boldly that My devotee never perishes.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 9.31)

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Friend1: The devotee is protected.

Friend2: By whom?

Friend1: Krishna.

Friend2: Is this your opinion or do you have authority to back it up?

Friend1: The Bhagavad-gita, the highest authority of all.

Friend2: Do you know what is interesting about that?

Friend1: I know exactly where you’re going with this.

Friend2: You do?

[Krishna and Arjuna]Friend1: The fact that Krishna asked Arjuna to declare it. The Supreme Lord knew it would be important coming from His devotee. Krishna can say stuff, but people don’t take Him as seriously.

Friend2: Very good. That is interesting to me, anyways. He declares so many other things. Why not take the credit for protecting the devotee?

Friend1: That’s a topic for another day. I’m…

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