Three Mistakes That Are Not Blemishes In Bhakti

Krishna's Mercy

[Shri Krishna]“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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क्षिप्रं भवति धर्मात्मा
शश्वच्-छान्तिं निगच्छति
कौन्तेय प्रतिजानीहि
न मे भक्तः प्रणश्यति

kṣipraṁ bhavati dharmātmā
śaśvac-chāntiṁ nigacchati
kaunteya pratijānīhi
na me bhaktaḥ praṇaśyati

It is the reality, sadly. There is no way to sugarcoat it. If the kicker made that last-second field goal, his team would have won the game. He did not. “Wide-right” is what the radio announcer said. The team played well, otherwise. They were huge underdogs entering the contest. Not a chance to win based on the statistical comparison.

Yet there they were, on the precipice of a monumental upset. The kicker had not missed a field goal the entire season. This one would have sealed the deal and sent the team to the championship game. Sadly…

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