Baradayaka

Krishna's Mercy

[Hanuman]“The great devotee in the monkey form carried out his duty, giving everything of himself, and the Lord became so grateful that He, the one who gives boons, stood before Hanuman with folded hands asking for a boon.” (Dohavali, 112)

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kiyo susevaka dharama kapi prabhu k।rtagya jiya’ jāni |
jori hātha ।thā।dhe bhae baradāyaka baradāni ||

It’s only natural to approach the Supreme Lord when in distress. As described in the Bhagavad-gita, this is one of the categories of people who finds Him. Whatever way is beneficial, as His association is purifying to the highest degree.

“O best among the Bharatas [Arjuna], four kinds of pious men render devotional service unto Me – the distressed, the desirer of wealth, the inquisitive, and he who is searching for knowledge of the Absolute.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 7.16)

Distress is found everywhere, and at seemingly…

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