STORY -1 : THINKING OF KRISHNA
Uddhava was the friend of Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
After seeing all the troubles of Pandavas because of the dice game, Uddhava was keen to ask a question to Krishna.
He asked the Lord, “Dear Krishna! You knew what is to happen if the Pandavas are to play that game and you could have very well avoided it. Why did You allow Your own most favourite devotees like Pandavas, especially Arjuna, to suffer all these hardships in spite of You being with them??”
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Lord Krishna answered Uddhava:
“I was indeed wanting to help my most favourite of my devotees. But while they started the game, Yudhishtra was thinking that Lord Krishna should never know that he’s playing such a game. Not even once did he thought about Krishna to help him, instead he thought Krishna should never know about this. Even my beloved sister, Draupadi when pulled to the palace hall, did not think about me even for a fraction of second. She was requesting her husbands and other persons sitting in the palace hall, but never called upon Krishna. Only when she had a situation that in the next second, she’ll lose her clothes, that time she called out to me. That was enough for me to help her out”.
This incident shows that, Lord Krishna is always wanting to help us no matter how dreaded the situation we are into. No matter who we are, what we are and where we are, thinking of Lord Krishna even for a second will save us from dreaded situations of our life.
Keep chanting Hare Krishna Maha Mantra,
“Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare,
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare!”
everyday which pleases Lord Krishna the most.
STORY -2 : THE ROSE
A young, new preacher was walking with an older, more seasoned preacher in the garden one day and feeling a bit insecure about what God had for him to do, he was inquiring of the older preacher.
The older preacher walked up to a rosebush and handed the young preacher a rosebud and told him to open it without tearing off any petals.
The young preacher looked in disbelief at the older preacher and was trying to figure out what a rosebud could possible have to do with his wanting to know the WILL OF GOD for his life and for his ministry.
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Because of his high respect for the older preacher, he proceeded to TRY to unfold the rose, while keeping every petal intact…. It wasn’t long before he realized how impossible it was to do so.
Noticing the younger preacher’s inability to unfold the rosebud while keeping it intact, the older preacher began to recite the following poem:
It is only a tiny rosebud,
A flower of God’s design
But I cannot unfold the petals
With these clumsy hands of mine.
The secret of unfolding flowers
Is not known to such as I.
GOD opens this flower so sweetly,
When in my hands they fade and die.
If I cannot unfold a rosebud
This flower of God’s design
Then how can I think I have wisdom
To unfold this life of mine?
So I’ll trust in Him for His leading
Each moment of every day.
I will look to him for His guidance
Each step of the pilgrim way.
The pathway that lies before me,
Only my Heavenly Father knows.
I’ll trust Him to unfold the moments,
Just as He unfolds the rose.