Monthly Archives: September 2018

Three Examples Of Krishna’s Causeless Mercy

Krishna's Mercy

[Shri Krishna]“The devotees of the Lord do not bother about the impersonal Brahman conception of God; their faith and devotion bring them to surrender immediately unto the Supreme Lord, and out of the causeless mercy of Krishna, they can understand Krishna. No one else can understand Him.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Bhagavad-gita, 10.2 Purport)

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He doesn’t have to do anything. He is not obligated to help, since the decision was made a long time ago. An obvious indication of that choice is the behavior at present. Forgetfulness. Lack of interest. Not a care in the world. Focus only on enjoying the senses, building stature, and indulgence in this aspect and that.

The constitutional position is different. The living entity belongs firmly fixed in spiritual life. This is what they are best suited for; it is the occupation matching the qualities within, dharma. The kids go…

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Isn’t The Promise Of Liberation A Cheap Ploy To Increase Followers

Krishna's Mercy

[Krishna's lotus feet]“Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto Me. I shall deliver you from all sinful reaction. Do not fear.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 18.66)

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Friend1: We went over this one day.

Friend2: What?

Friend1: The idea of promising increased wealth for following bhakti-yoga.

Friend2: You mean lying to people? Telling something you know to be untrue in order to get them through the door?

Friend1: Right, to increase the attendance figures. To catch their attention. You concluded that it wasn’t worth it since they could easily see through the ruse. A quick survey of practicing devotees shows that increased wealth doesn’t necessarily follow chanting the holy names.

Friend2: There is the comparison made between devotees of Shiva and Vishnu. Worshiping Mahadeva, the destroyer, it is not difficult to please him.

Friend1: Hence the name Ashutosha.

Friend2: And so you can ask him…

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