Question: Why Krishna Puts Devotees in Trouble?
It just came through the news that there was explosion On 3rd September at the ISKCON Hare Krishna temple on Thoresby Street, in Leicester, England. The cause of the explosion has now been confirmed to be a gas leak in the kitchen area.
Why did Krishna let such a thing happen? This is really shaking my faith. How can Krishna put his devotees in such precarious condition when He says that he protects his devotees? Why does he put his devotees in such trouble in the first place?
Answer: We Put Ourselves in Trouble:
It's not Krishna's fault that we are in such a dangerous situation here in this material world. It was our own foolishness to come here to begin with. It was we who decided to try to enjoy separately from the Lord instead of remaining as His servants in the spiritual world. So whatever difficulties we undergo here are simply our fault.
That Krishna has so kindly agreed to take us back to His eternal kingdom does not give us license to be negligent of the inherent dangers of this material world. No. We must always exercise due caution as long as we remain in this dangerous place.
This is a good lesson for us to be more cautious about LP (propane) gas. According to the National Fire Incident Reporting System, there are about 2,500 propane fires and explosions annually in the US, killing about 20 people and injuring about 330 others.
We should take it as Krishna's special blessing that no one was killed or seriously injured.
Sankarshan Das Adhikari