Why should I worship Krishna since He does not appear in person and does not do anything to me?
Actual Question from a girl devotee:
“I sometimes feel krishna never listens and he just wants us to do his worship and chant his name he is so selfish
It is better to worship demigods bcoz krishna just wants us to take his name and do nothing for his devotees and just sit and watch them cry and suffer no matter how much devotional service u do or how much u remember him
Although he say in gita those who rem me i m there friend and i think its all just to make prople do his service but in the end what we get is sufferings n pain n he will just sit there n watch us crying and enjoying bcoz he doesnt care sorry to say that but one recent exp has made me hate him and i dont think i can ever remember him again as even after rm him when i use to wake up at night he just trashed me i never did any harm to anyone i always do lot of charity and this is what i get how can one believe in god under such situation
I don’t feel his presence in this yuga. If he wants us to remember him he shoud atleast show his presence some how else no one will be ever be able to b in him. We have our mind and logic and we can’t accept something if it doesn’t. Show his presence as we r not fools.
Sorry if i offended u. Do not disclose my name”
Wow…….These words seem to have come out of frustration. You are wrong as you are not a child, but a grown up girl and you should not speak like this.
Actually, the same Krishna is feeding and giving space to live even for the atheists. As Krishna has entrusted this material world to mayadevi, she is making us to think like that to engage you further in her material trap. But, only those who conquer the tricks of maya and continues to have full faith in Krishna can get all the special benefits and special mercy from Krishna.
The best example is Srila Prabhupada, the founder of ISKCON. When he travelled to America to preach Krishna Consciousness, he suffered two heart attacks. Usually, a person may survive only until 3 heart attacks. Some may even survive in 3rd attack. So, in this condition, Srila Prabhupada did not get angry on . He could have thought that there is no Krishna at all and that is why, he gave heart attacks to him without the gratitude as he was going to preach His name only.
However, Srila Prabhupada continued his journey and faced more hurdles during his tenure in America, and then finally, Krishna gave him an unmatchable success in his mission of preaching. Now, his name is spoken in all the continents in this world.
So, if you accept Krishna only for getting any benefits, you will forget him in two ways:
(1) After getting benefits from Lord, you may forget him.
(2) If the desired benefits are not fulfilled, you may again forget him out of frustration and non-belief.
The topmost level of devotion is to love Krishna without any expectations but, expecting His mercy and love only. He has given perfect body for us to work and earn. So, we can work. If we face any problems, Lord has given brain healthy and powerful brain to evaluate your problems and find a solution for it. If all our attempts fail, we can pray to Lord to give us more capacity to solve that problem. So, this kind of selfless devotion will never give disappointments for the devotees.
And, a matured Krishna devotee takes whatever happens in his life as the blessings of lord. Though any negative incident happens for him, he thinks that Krishna has done this for a reason that will do good for us at the end. So, that devotee has no disappointments in his life.
Most importantly, what qualification we have to see Krishna? Is Krishna that much local to be seen near your bed when you wake up? Srila Prabhupada said in his ISOPANISHAD lectures that Krishna should not be treated like an ordinary person and we need certain qualifications to associate with Krishna.
The important qualification is OUR PURITY AND UNSHAKABLE FAITH IN KRISHNA though we are facing continuous problems in life. We might have done many serious sins and crimes in our previous lives. So, in this birth, we are in a position to face their reaction. So, we face the problems. Without understanding this, if we scold Krishna, it shows our ignorance.
Lord has given this rare human birth and also some freedom to choose our way of life. So, if we misused that freedom in our past births and did many sinful acts, how can we blame Lord for problems in this birth?
Is Krishna your servant maid to come and stand in front of you whenever you call Him? Have you evaluated whether you have qualification to see Krishna?
We can feel Krishna’s presence and actions only when we have an unshakeable faith and love in Him, without any material attachments.
Even when Draupati faced serious crisis in the court of Duryodhana, Krishna did not help her immediately. She called all her kiths and kins one by one and tried her own efforts to save herself. Krishna was waiting for her calling. So, when she gave up all the hope and decided that only Krishna can save her, she folded her hands and called Krishna in a surrendered mode. Krishna now came to her rescue.
So, if Krishna should come whenever you need, you need to surrender to Him completely. When will the surrender attitude come? Only when we have full faith in Him. When can a wife and husband love each other? Only when they surrender their ego and live for the welfare of the opponent. Wife lives for husband and husband lives for wife. So, love.
Same applies here. If you surrender your ego of “I” and remain fully surrendered to Krishna, He will never let you down. This personal protection of Lord will not be available for non-devotees and those who doubt Krishna.
I hope that you have now understood that you do not have TOTAL SURRENDER in the case of Krishna. That is why, you expect Krishna to come to you in person though you are still proud about your capacity.
Though Krishna comes in person to you, you can’t understand Him and you will raise doubtful questions to Him and start to test Him. So, unless you believe Krishna, you can’t get the personal protection of Krishna. Krishna will provide the general benefits like food, clothes, living place, etc, based on your karma, but He will not extend His personal protection.
So, first give up your ego and surrender to Lord wholeheartedly and just remain as an instrument in the hands of Lord. Now, you can realize the presence of Lord in you.
So, Krishna is ready to embrace you. But, you must qualify yourself to be associated with Lord personally.
Hope this helps you.