If Only 1 in 1000 attains Perfection in devotion, why should I be a devotee?

If Only 1 in 1000 attains Perfection in devotion, why should I be a devotee?

A male devotee asked like this:

“Prabhuji. Krishna says in bhagavad gita that Out of thousands of men who endevour for perfection only one attains perfection. If getting perfection is difficult, why should I follow devotion? Why can’t I enjoy this life?”


This is the statement said by Krishna Himself in Bhagavad Gita.

Some of us have a doubt:

“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.  Are we going in right path?  Should we too start enjoying life like others?  What guarantee we have that Krishna is there and He will accept us?”

This is natural during the initial days of following devotion to Krishna along with the disturbances of senses.


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

Are they right?

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

Me 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 services without doubt.   He is willing to uplift His devotees in His devotion and taking back to His direct association.

(My involvement in devotion fluctuates with mood. How to be always stable? READ HERE!)

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.

Then, develop 100% love on Krishna without any doubts and compromises.

Then regularly perform the recommended penances such as Chanting His Holy names, Offering food to Krishna and honour His prasadam, supporting Krishna’s sincere devotees/ vaishnavas and remaining a kind hearted person loving all the creations of Krishna including the people.

Do not give up these practices even in 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.

(My father being a sunyavadi discourages me from Krishna Consciousness. What to do? READ HERE!)

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.

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

So, He says that we should fully trust in the existence of Krishna and 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 FPORTUNATE SOLE DEVOTEE who sincerely take the efforts and achieve Krishna Himself.

My promise is:  Attaining the Perfection in devotion to Krishna is achievable.  If you follow what I have said above.  So, be that fortunate devotee who achieve Krishna.

Hare Krishna.

(As a devotee, my simplicity is not respected in my company.  What to do? READ HERE!)

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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