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Faith Losing or Strengthening!

Hare Krishna,

recently i got shock of loosing my current job with ample of expenses on head.

Somehow My faith is not allowing me to foot me down....as I have complete trust that KRISHNA will take care of everything.

In this process, I m slight in Dilemma - whether I am loosing faith or my faith is strengthening to a new height.

Need your guidance!

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  • Volunteer

    Dear devotee,  Hare Krsna.   A devotee accepts all reversals as Krsna's mercy and an opportunity to remember Him.

    Krsna is not our order supplier and servant.

    What we get is due to our past piety and sin.

    Have faith and increase your devotion to Krsna and you will be free from fear and anxiety.

    The ultimate result will be you will not take birth here again but return back to Godhead.

    • Thank you prabhuji. This is an excellent response for anyone afflicted with mental misery for any situation in this material world. The problem comes with applying the words and sentiments of your statement to what we do. For myself I know Krishna will take care of everything, and I am told to keep chanting and the faith will come. Whilst chanting however, there is still the duality of mind - part on Krishna, part on the problem. How can we overcome this duality and fully depend on Krishna?

      • Volunteer

        Dear Nadira,  Hare Krsna.   You are correct in saying it is mental misery ie in the mind.

        Along with chanting you need to study srimad Bhagavatam from  pure devotees.

        Then you will become free from all doubt and will be more fixed and confident that you can do this.

        Every day meditate ,  visualize seeing yourself acting in complete KC and free from all worry because Krsna is taking complete care of you.

        See your self giving up all negative thinking and feeling then you becoming so blissful and happy.

        Be full of optimism that Krsna will bestow on you His great mercy very soon and feelings of deep love for Him will manifest in your heart.

        That you will taste nectar in the sound of His Names.  Hare Krsna.

        You may also every day say.

        Oh Krsna,  I know no one but You as my Lord and You will remain so even if You handle me roughly by Your embrace or make me feel broken hearted.

          I love You  Krsna,  unconditionally.

        If you  deeply meditate in this way you will be transformed.

        • Volunteer
          Last Verse (8) of the Sri Sikshastakam!!!

          Text 8
          ashlishya va pada-ratam pinashtu mam
          adarshanan marma-hatam karotu va
          yatha tatha va vidadhatu lampato
          mat-prana-nathas tu sa eva naparah

          I know no one but Krishna as my Lord, and He shall remain so even if He handles me roughly by His embrace or makes me brokenhearted by not being present before me. He is completely free to do anything and everything, for He is always my worshipful Lord unconditionally.

          Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. <3 <3
        • Thank you prabhuji. What a wonderful response, so practical and inspiring. I have used visualization for other areas of my life, but somehow never considered it in this situation. Strange now that I think about it. I will certainly do my best to follow your advise. Krishna's blessings to you and your family.

           

          Hare Krishna

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