People say that I worship Krishna because I am failed in life. What to do?
A girl devotee asked like this requesting anonymity:
“Few years ago i really very tried to go ahead in studies, bt dat tym parents didnt allow sum was abt circumstances. At dat tym i was ok with dat, bt afterwards this had bcm my weak/stressed point, i was continuously getting sukd in dis feeling, it feels like a useless, aimlesss, whenever i see my frnds moved on with their careers, i hurts more.
Bt nw parents allows to move on, bt i feel my self confidence capacity of doing lost now.
It seems i wll b mad, i cant understand y kanhaaa is taking my test, can’t he feel my pain. Nw d situation z dat smtyms my desire to live quits.
I knw all i got or lost is my kanhaa’s command, i dn want to disrespect his decisions, bt these rubbish thoughts, feelings torture me awl from d ist moment or morning till d night.
n another question,,krishna said leave everything upto me, n when we get tired ov trying n leave awl upto kanhaaa, then people say dat we r failed n lazy dats y we r only dependent on god, wat should we do at dat tym. desperately waiting.”
This is the general frustration when we do not have a clear goal in our life. When the situation does not favour us, we feel low. This is because we always expect only positive happenings in life. So, we lose our strength to fight in life.
Life on this earth is a continuous fight with so many barriers put by our karma network and also by maya. Some of our efforts succeed; Other efforts may fail to offer expected results.
That is why Krishna wanted us to just work WITH EFFECTIVENESS LEAVING THE RESULTS TO HIM. Not just casual work, but EFFECTIVE work.
Whatever we do, we have to do with a well devised plan.
If we study, we have to plan the syllabus well and devote sufficient time for studies and then study with a hope that we will get the results as planned by Krishna. Understand the type/ pattern of exams well and prepare accordingly. We should not fix that we should become like THIS or THAT. Just select the right and suitable course and study well. If we do not show interest in actions, we will not be given good results by Krishna.
If a farmer just plant the seeds in a dry land as a duty and expects good harvest, how can he get? So, a farmer has to understand his soil well by testing in ‘soil testing labs’ run by the government to find out which nutrient it is lacking and then offer suitable manures and fertilizers. Before planting, he has to prepare the soil well supplying sufficient water and manures. Then he has to plant suitable seeds and maintain the optimum conditions for the growth of the plants. Only then he can get good harvest.
Similarly, we too have to prepare the ground for every activity.
For studies, we need proper preparations.
For starting a business, we need a proper analysis of market and then planning accordingly. If we start selling rain coats during summer, how can we sell it? If we sell Air coolers in the coolest town in which all 365 days are filled with snow fall, how can we sell?
So, we have to choose and plan for suitable business.
If we try for job, we have to analyse our inner talents and priorities and then plan for which job we have to try. And, we have also to learn how to face the selection tests and interviews. Then, we can succeed in getting a good job.
So, Krishna never says to work casually. He wants us to work effectively after thorough plan. Even in the war field, before starting the war, Arjuna had to analyse the strengths of enemies and their field plans. Only then, he can attack the enemies effectively and win the war. The first chapter of Bhagavad Gita speaks about these preparations.
So, you have to have a strong determination to win and then plan well. Then, success is yours.
What you have to do now?
Identify your strengths/ weaknesses, and priorities. Do not compare with friends. They have different priorities and capacities. You should plan according to your own analysis. Then, you can succeed in your goal.
As far as the comments of others about your worship of Krishna is concerned, they are ignorant and you are intelligent to trust Krishna. YOU HAVE A STRONG HOLD – KRISHNA WITH YOU. THEY DO NOT HAVE THAT.
Duryodhana wanted the army of Krishna. But, Arjuna preferred Krishna Himself to be with him and fought the war decisively.
Only Arjuna who had Krishna with him and put his efforts won.
Similarly, you too can win if you keep Krishna with you and also put your best efforts. So, proceed with your trust on Krishna without caring the views of others.
All the best.