Why Krishna Puts Devotees in Trouble?

BG 7.21: I am in everyone's heart as the Supersoul. As soon as one desires to worship some demigod, I make his faith steady so that he can devote himself to that particular deity.

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

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  • Hare Krishna!!!!!! AGTSP

    Thank you prabhu for such nice realization bringing before all of is.

    i would like to add few more points to this. Please forgive my offences if i am wrong somewhere.

    If we see the history of Pandavas life, we can observe that it was full of troubles.The had to go to forest for 12 years and then 1 yr agatvas, although they were pure devotees of Lord. So Lord keeps testing us how  staunch our faith is on the lord.As the devotees go on advancing on the spiritual path even tougher and tougher test will keep on coming. So one should see these troubles as stepping stones on our spiritual path rather than an obstacle.

    Afterall, we are aiming for the highest thing, and how can we expect it to be simply achievable without any troubles. we can see that if we want little money  in this material world how difficult it is to earn that. And when we want KRISHNA who is the prorietor of everything all the universes, whom thousands of Laxmi are serving, do you think we can achieve him without any endeavour. Actually we can,t even dream of achieving krishna on our own its only by guru and krishna's grace we can achieve krishna.

    Another thing is that krishna is preparing us for the final exam of life at the time of death.when we constantly remember Krishna even amidst these chotu chotu trubles then only we will be able to remember him at the time of "Death" which is the time when our mind stops working even our body don't help us.

    one more point all these troubles are with respect to the body and we know we are not this body. So why worry.


    In the service of Lord and Mankind,


  • hari bol!
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