A man once visited a temple under construction.

He saw a sculptor making a Deity of God.

Suddenly he noticed a similar Deity lying nearby.

Surprised, he asked the sculptor, “Do you need two statues of the same Deity?”

“No,” said the sculptor without looking up, “We need only one, but the first one got damaged at the last stage.

“The gentleman examined the Deity and found no apparent damage.

“Where is the damage?” he asked.

“There is a scratch on the nose of the Deity.” said the sculptor, still busy with

his work.

“Where are you going to install the Deity?”

The sculptor replied that it would be installed on a pillar twenty feet high.

“If the Deity is that far, who is going to know that there is a scratch on the nose?” the gentleman asked.

The sculptor stopped his work, looked up at the gentleman, smiled and said, “God will know it. I will know it”

Moral of the story:

The desire to excel is exclusive of the fact whether someone else appreciates it or not. “Excellence” is a drive from inside, not outside. Excel at a task today – not necessarily for someone else to notice but for your own satisfaction and Excellence.

This is very much applicable to devotional service to Lord Sri Krishna. Lord Sri Krishna (He is paramathma, Bhagavan) is everything. We need not have to put a show for someone else – whatever we do for the Lord we try to perform with Love and devotion. Lord knows about that and He reciprocates with the devotee.

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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