• Krishna can provide you with all the natural resources. Trust in Krishna but do keep your eyes and senses open to receive all the intimations from Krishna.
    Nothing comes to your mouth directly. U see in the nature also you find plants trees and resources available but is the food directly available to us ? No... We have to harness the resources to make food , tap the energy .......
    Even the plants have to do work capture sunlight make food for themselves and make food for us ( fruits roots)....?? isnt it
    You see each organism is working.. without work there is nothing you can get.
    Krishna provides all the necessary natural resources to us for survival. But how you utilize them for your survival is completely dependent on you.
    People Using Sunlight tapping them making solar panels..
    Tapping rain water and making electricity to light up houses
    Tapping the wind energy thermal energy
    All the natural resources Lord is providing without stopping for one second also.
    He is doing His work ... Think of a day where He stops sunlight water or air?????? Can you live?
    When God is also always constantly working for things to keep going on and on
    Why do you expect Him to provide freely?
    Work and earn your living!!!! Do your Karma .. Becoz without Karma no one can get anything free in this world.
    Hare Krishna.
  • Maybe ask Krishna to give you another job, then food will come. Seems simple enough. If cannot find job lie on your CV (a little), everybody lies on CV. Like they ask for experience when you need the job to get experience. Internet is great for looking for a job. So many search engines! Use time apply for positions. Check CV is up to date. And when going for interview make sure have a shower, shave, wear suitable shirt, tie, shoes. Don't go looking like you don't care is very important. I think what you feel is Krishna will come and feed you pav-bhaji or pizza (hey I hope He does lol). But in reality! Go buy a pizza and thank God for it). Just get another job then your mood will change. . In the mean time others will say 'when you gonna find a job etc' which can dishearten you. But live in the real world man, everybody needs to work. That what Krishna says in Gita. So....
  • That's up to Krsna. Krsna is infinite. His mercy is causeless and boundless but in the words of B.R. Swami-- "God is by Himself and for Himself" Krsna might come to your aid. He might not. It's always possible to move into a local temple and give Seva in, "exchange" for the faculties of living in the renounced order of life. Krsna will help us in our careers and with those aspirations that we possess in the spirit of service; He isn't going to manage our careers for us in lieu of us making necessary sacrifices and giving necessary effort to further our careers.

    Short answer-- Maybe. Long, practical answer-- Krsna might not but the devotees under the direction of Swami Bhaktivedanta Prabhupadad have very nicely created ISKCON in part for the welfare of the seeking and surrendered soul.
  • SB 11.17.57“O my poor elderly parents, and my wife with a mere infant in her arms, and my other young children! Without me they have absolutely no one to protect them and will suffer unbearably. How can my poor relatives possibly live without me?”
    SB 11.17.58Thus, because of his foolish mentality, a householder whose heart is overwhelmed by family attachment is never satisfied. Constantly meditating on his relatives, he dies and enters into the darkness of ignorance.
  • SB 3.25.20Every learned man knows very well that attachment for the material is the greatest entanglement of the spirit soul. But that same attachment, when applied to the self-realized devotees, opens the door of liberation.
    SB 3.25.21The symptoms of a sādhu are that he is tolerant, merciful and friendly to all living entities. He has no enemies, he is peaceful, he abides by the scriptures, and all his characteristics are sublime.
    SB 3.25.22Such a sādhu engages in staunch devotional service to the Lord without deviation. For the sake of the Lord he renounces all other connections, such as family relationships and friendly acquaintances within the world.
    SB 3.25.23Engaged constantly in chanting and hearing about Me, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the sādhus do not suffer from material miseries because they are always filled with thoughts of My pastimes and activities.
    ( thats why real devotees dont suffers from desease ,hunger,thurst and all others material meseries like others)
    SB 3.25.24O My mother, O virtuous lady, these are the qualities of great devotees who are free from all attachment. You must seek attachment to such holy men, for this counteracts the pernicious effects of material attachment.
    SB 3.25.25In the association of pure devotees, discussion of the pastimes and activities of the Supreme Personality of Godhead is very pleasing and satisfying to the ear and the heart. By cultivating such knowledge one gradually becomes advanced on the path of liberation, and thereafter he is freed, and his attraction becomes fixed. Then real devotion and devotional service begin.
    SB 3.25.26Thus consciously engaged in devotional service in the association of devotees, a person gains distaste for sense gratification, both in this world and in the next, by constantly thinking about the activities of the Lord. This process of Kṛṣṇa consciousness is the easiest process of mystic power; when one is actually situated on that path of devotional service, he is able to control the mind.
    SB 3.25.27Thus by not engaging in the service of the modes of material nature but by developing Kṛṣṇa consciousness, knowledge in renunciation, and by practicing yoga, in which the mind is always fixed in devotional service unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead, one achieves My association in this very life, for I am the Supreme Personality, the Absolute Truth.
  • SB 2.2.3For this reason the enlightened person should endeavor only for the minimum necessities of life while in the world of names. He should be intelligently fixed and never endeavor for unwanted things, being competent to perceive practically that all such endeavors are merely hard labor for nothing.
    SB 2.2.4When there are ample earthly flats to lie on, what is the necessity of cots and beds? When one can use his own arms, what is the necessity of a pillow? When one can use the palms of his hands, what is the necessity of varieties of utensils? When there is ample covering, or the skins of trees, what is the necessity of clothing?
    SB 2.2.5Are there no torn clothes lying on the common road? Do the trees, which exist for maintaining others, no longer give alms in charity? Do the rivers, being dried up, no longer supply water to the thirsty? Are the caves of the mountains now closed? Or above all, does the Almighty Lord not protect the fully surrendered souls? Why then do the learned sages go to flatter those who are intoxicated by hard-earned wealth?
    SB 2.2.6Thus being fixed, one must render service unto the Supersoul situated in one’s own heart by His omnipotency. Because He is the Almighty Personality of Godhead, eternal and unlimited, He is the ultimate goal of life, and by worshiping Him one can end the cause of the conditioned state of existence.
    SB 2.2.7Who else but the gross materialists will neglect such transcendental thought and take to the nonpermanent names only, seeing the mass of people fallen in the river of suffering as the consequence of accruing the result of their own work?

    •  yes krishna give feed.....he  give air for breath and he dont take income tax for us for air....he feeds ur respiratory track by oxygen is which is first basic need then think about feed by mouth

  • god takes care of his devotee, thats fact.

    human beings  want to be indenpendent from god and this is a start of their suffering in illusion.

    independence from god is spiritual death.

    celestials dont need to earn money for living because of their spiritual powers,

    simmilar to them, the same is with gods devotees .

    anything spiritual or material , person can easy achieve by bhakty yoga, what is the need of earning money.

    quantity of surrendering  is equal to quantity of gods mercy and reward.

    actually , even little faithfull surrendering for getting drop of gods mercy its look like pot of immortality nectar, wanted for every celestials, what to talk about humans.

    • Respectfully Prabhuji-- I think the advice you're giving is mildly irresponsible. Young devotees fall into trouble from this sort of approach. One needs to attend to one's life affairs with the spirit of Seva (service). Your quotes from Canto 2 apply to highly elevated devotees that are most likely already inundated into the renounced order of life (ie. They're living in a temple or community or the like). Trying to live like a Sannyasi without, you know, being a Sannyasi is actually forbidden in Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 5.7.5 purport:

      aśvamedhaṁ gavālambhaṁ
      sannyāsaṁ pala-paitṛkam
      devareṇa sutotpattiṁ
      kalau pañca vivarjayet
      SB 5.7.5 - Vanisource
  • E-Counselor

    Hare Krsna Prabhuji,


    You have raised a very valid point - like they say in HIndi - bhuke pet bhajan na hove.

    The basic needs have to be met so taht a person can chant in peace. That does not mean that chanting will stop if the basic needs are not met. If one is unemployed, one can do more service in the local temple or outside (book distribution) and at the same time build up enough skill sets to get employed. Like any other situation in life, this is also a choice we will make - whether to put our unemployment also in the service of the lord or to use this as an excuse for not doing devotion properly (Krsna is not taking care of me, how can I pray to Him?).

    Even if it is disturbed chanting, my advice is for you to chant more - if you are not at 16 rounds, to come to chanting 16 rounds immediately. Look/ be open to alternate sources of employment apart from your acquired degree. Attend morning program in the temple - mangalarati, then chanting, then darshan arati, then Srimad Bhagawatam lecture. It has a strange way of keeping the mind at peace and at the same time, solving so many of our material problems. You will not realise now. If you are able to do this, then you will realise later how much chanting helped you go through this phase.

    Consider everything as Krsna's prasadam, whether you have to go hungry one night (I know it sounds much much easier than it is) or you get proper luxuries the next night. Chant prabhu, food will come from somewhere, somehow. If it doesnt, your chanting will give you the power to withstand this bad time and eventually bring you closer to Krsna. If you have dependents, please encourage them also to chant.


    Your servant,


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