How Krishna helps us through the people, not directly?
A girl devotee (Name hidden) asked like this:
“Hare krishna prabhuji..i hav heard dat krishna goes to house of devotee in any form to test d devotee so how to recognise if incase he çomes to us..?r der any posibilities of meeting him..?or is it dat since i m a fallen soul d meeting is imposible.. sory for asking dis silly question”
Krishna is always helping us, but, we do not know that because we always think that we only do everything.
No need to take much efforts who is sent by Krishna to us. Every person we meet, every person who helps us, every person who seek help from us, every person who teaches us and every person who deceives us – everybody is the representative sent by Krishna Himself.
If a person helps us in a critical situation, he is definitely god-sent one. Because Krishna does not come directly to help us. He sends some people to help us. So, we have to honour that person.
If anyone seeks some help from us, he is also sent by Lord, because, Lord gives us opportunities through such help-seekers to help them and reduce our karmic reactions. Yes, if we spare some money to others out of our earning, it reduces our karma because we sacrifice our resources to make others happy. If you help a devotional service, it gives Krishna Himself to you in due course of time. So, do not ill treat if anyone seeks your support/ help. Krishna may test whether we behave like a miser or help the needy using the money given by Him to us.
If you learn a new lesson from any person, he is also god-sent because, had we not met him, we would have still been committing mistakes continuously. So, Lord corrects us through such persons.
If any person deceives us, he is also god-sent because, Lord teaches us how to live carefully and how not to run life. He makes us serious and sincere by giving disappointments to us through such persons. Otherwise, we will be leading a irresponsible life till we die.
Since Krishna lives in the heart of every person, we have to treat everyone as the product and representative of Krishna. Krishna interacts with the people through such people only.
If we insult or discourage or deceive any person, that means, we have insulted the Lord as He has sent that person just to help us in some way through experiences.
Only our experiences make our life. Without experiences, we will remain like a child till we die and we can not achieve anything in life.
Even in Krishna Consciousness, Krishna teaches you nicely about Himself through other devotees only and we should treat such devotees as the representatives sent by the Lord to teach you.
So, hereafter, see Krishna in everyone and everything you see in this world.
Before finishing, a story about Krishna helps us through the people:
A billionaire who worships Krishna now and then, once met with a car accident in a place where there was no houses or human traffic.
He fell down from the car and was thrown at the roadside.
He managed to get up and sat near his car.
He felt so thirsty.
He prayed to Krishna for water.
A beggar who was very dirty alone passed by. No other persons are visible there.
The beggar, seeing the billionaire’s condition, came near him and showed a cup of water from his water can.
The billionaire did not get that water and told him to tell someone on his way to come here and help him.
The beggar agreed and went away.
But, he could not find anyone to send to that billionaire because it was a forest area.
Time was running and the billionaire died even without water.
In Yama’s kngdom, he asked yama:
“Though I was worshiping Krishna, why didn’t He help me when I was suffering even without water”
The yama said:
“How do you say that Krishna did not help you? That beggar was only person available in that forest area at that time. So, Krishna sent that beggar on your way with no other person to send. When he gave water, you declined because your ego of being a billionaire did not allow you to accept water from a beggar who looked dirty. So, he went but he could not find anyone nearby to send to you. Before that you died. Krishna helps us through the people available at that time”
Understand,even a beggar may be the representative of Krishna.