"In good times anybody can serve Krishna. Difficult times are a REAL TEST of a devotee.Sometimes because of our Karmas or something, the situation becomes very complicated. Krishna is just watching. He allows it to go on. But anyway nothing happens without His permission. When he sees that the devotee, even though in problem, is still thinking of Me and is wanting to serve Me, then he becomes 'purchased' and feels that this devotee is so determined to serve Me.If you want to impress Krishna, you should serve Him not only in the good times but other times also. In difficult times if we say, "Forget it, I won't serve", that kind of friend you can get anywhere. You can buy people like that. Real Devotee means, that you serve anytime and in any circumstance.Krishna promises He will protect you. He wants to see whether you believe Him or not. If He sees that this person even in distress is looking to Him for protection, then Krishna will protect. If he is not looking for protection, then why will He protect? We have to be fixed that we want Krishna's protection, then He will protect us, in His own way."From the book: Vaisnava Vani Courtesy: Mathuradesh PublicationsPLEASE VISIT http://www.guruvakya.com for MORE
REAL Test of a Devotee!
Posted by Shabda Hari Das on January 25, 2010 at 9:45am
i just wanted to reply to priyanka's question. i heard this in several classes from maharajs, that the true devotee just depends on krsna and then krsna seeing this total surrender will reciprocate by taking charge of our journey back to God head. now karma are of two kinds with regard to the context, in other words they are spiritual or material... spiritual or trancendental i mean anything you do to please radhakrsna as service to them and anything you do to please your own senses are material karma, just like srila prabhupada exp[lained a flower is material but used for the adornment of the arca vigraha of krsna it becomes transcendental and called mahaprasad... likewise my dear make all your actions become mahaprasad and krsna shall take direct charge of your life, else it is maya's duty to look after your materialistic karma.
that proverb you used is very right, do spiritual actions and krsna gives you progress on your spiritual life and do materialistic actions and krsna hin\mself represented by maya devi will make sure your materialistic desires are fulfilled by giving you an appropriate body in your next birth.......you have the liberty as to that krsna assures it, he sees all with equal eye, you want me, come to me. you want meat go to the lions..lol.there is democracy in Rama's kingdom
all glories to vaishnavas
i always feel that krishna with me every time but some times I feel very helpless& forgot to belive krishna with me. I feel so lonely &thinking why this happens to me.one more think we says every things happens by god, then we say do karam karo phal vo dega, agar sab pehle se decide hai to karma ka kya role hai, clear me