If just one in thousand can know Krishna, will others not get Him?

If just one in thousand can know Krishna, will others not get Him? It dilutes my faith. Please guide me.

A male devotee asked the above question.

Yes. This is the statement said by Krishna Himself in Bhagavad Gita (Ch-7, Verse-3).

Out of MANY THOUSANDS among men, ONE may endeavor for perfection, and of those who have achieved perfection, HARDLY ONE knows Me in truth.”

Some may have have a doubt like you had:

“We are following devotional practices and are leading a devotional life that is different from materialistic life. But, those who are leading a materialistic life seems to be enjoying their life.  Such materialistic people are in majority and we, the devotees are just a few.  The Lord Himself says that If just one in thousand can know Krishna. Are we going in the right path?  Should we too start enjoying the life like others?  What guarantee we have that Krishna is there and He will accept us?”

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This is natural during the initial days of following devotion to Krishna.

The external ‘money centered life’ may seem attractive for them.  They may feel whether they are lagging behind in life compared with those money centered people.

To encourage these negative thoughts, maya too will enter into action to drag them into the materialistic way of life by showing all the required attractions to them.

Some innocent devotees may fall into materialistic life again as they feel inferior compared to those materialistic people and feeling that getting Krishna is difficult.

Are they right?

If you ask the experienced devotees who have tasted/ felt the presence of Krishna, they will say NO.

I too humbly state that I have felt that Krishna is there and He is taking direct care of us if we have full faith in Him, love Him and also sincerely perform all our devotional duties without doubt.  He is willing to uplift His devotees in His devotion and taking back to His direct association.

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I have also narrated many of my experiences that prove that Krishna is there and is helping us anonymously from behind through some people.

So, I request all the devotees to first believe that the concept of Krishna and Krishna consciousness is true BEYOND DOUBTS.

Then, develop total love for Krishna without any doubts and compromises.

Then regularly perform the recommended penances such as chanting His Holy names,  offering food to Krishna and honouring His Prasadam, supporting the services to Krishna and remaining a kind hearted person loving all the creations of Krishna including the people.

Do not give up these practices even in the severe testing conditions of life.  Let satisfying Krishna be your sole objective of life.

Treat all the materials as temporary in life and develop true detachment from material things and activities, but, keep all your activities to be centered to Krishna, ie, perform all your duties as an offering to Krishna.

As a matured devotee, you should see Only Krishna in everything and everyone.

If you become like this, you can become One who get Krishna among thousands of people.  This is sure.  Believe this.

Krishna did not say that He is not achievable.  He has indicated that one in thousand people try to attain Him and among them one in thousand really get Him.

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He indicates that other 999 people go back from their efforts to get Krishna getting attracted by temporary material glares.

So, by saying that just one in thousand can know Krishna, the Lord comes to say that we should not go back from our efforts to get the mercy of Krishna.

This must be the right understanding of this statement.

So, do not be one among 999 by going back from your efforts to get Krishna.  Be that ONE DEVOTEE who sincerely take the efforts and achieve Krishna Himself.

If you follow Krishna Consciousness, you have chances to get Krishna.  If you lead a materialistic life, you have no chance at all to get Krishna.

Precious things are always rare.  Diamond is precious, but if you have more money, you can buy some diamond.

Indian Administrative Services have only a few hundred vacancies. Lakhs of candidates try for it.  Only because lakhs of them try, atleast hundreds get the high ranking career.

Learn the efforts from the politicians also. Though there are only a few hundred seats, thousands compete to win. If they fail once, they try again. The present Indian Ruling party (Year 2022) was getting just single digit seats in many elections, but, they are now powerful with the thumping majority for two consecutive terms.  Since they tirelessly tried, they won. I am not speaking politics, but, giving that as an example for easy understanding of the effects of the tireless efforts.

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Krishna is precious. But, if you have more dedication in serving Krishna, you can get Krishna.

Even rare things are achievable with sustained efforts.

If there are no efforts, we need to settle with the ordinary and painful material births again and again.

In case, your efforts are not complete, nothing to worry. You will get a glorious next birth and will continue devotion from the point where you left in this birth and will get Krishna soon.

Therefore, Krishna is achievable if you have the above explained understanding and follow what I have said above.

So, be those fortunate few devotees who achieve Krishna.

Do not worry thinking that just one in thousand can know Krishna.

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Author: RAJAN

RAJAN from Tamil Nadu, India, a Life Patron and an Initiated Devotee being in ISKCON for nearly three decades, serves anonymously to avoid Prominence and crowd as an insignificant, Humble and Neutral Servant for all the devotees of Krishna! He promotes Social media forums and this blog-website as e-satsangha (e-forums) blessed with Lakhs of followers, to give Spiritual Solutions for all the Material Problems of the devotees since 2011! He writes friendly and practical tips to practice devotion (i) without hurting the followers of other paths, (ii) without affecting the personal and career life, and (iii) without the blind, superstitious and ritualistic approach! He dedicates all the glories and credits to his Guru and Krishna.

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