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Bhakta Vatsala Krishna

on May 5, 2014 in Vrindavan Articles with 15 Comments

Among all the inconceivable potencies of Krishna, the most powerful one is His affection for His devotees, bhakta vatsalya. Vishvanath Chakravarti Thakura calls this quality of Krishna as the crest jewel of all the infinite good qualities He possesses. Krishna can fulfill limitless purposes through His pastimes. Through the Govardhan lila, Krishna showed how He always protects His devotees. In this pastime He protected many devotees. He protected Indra from his false pride. Where there is false pride, the will to serve with devotion is crippled. It is the most powerful enemy of true devotional service. 

When Krishna wants to teach lessons to the whole world, He does it through very powerful people. Krishna wanted to protect Indra from false pride because it was impeding the very purpose of his life. At the same time He wanted to protect all the Vrajavasis by giving them an experience that all of them had yearned for – to be with Krishna for seven days and seven nights. Krishna also thought, “My devotees should know that I am the cause of all causes and the source of all incarnations. They should not be distracted by the worship of the demigods.” In Vrindavan, demigods are worshipped but only for developing love for Krishna and enhancing one’s Krishna consciousness.

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  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    True! Lord Krsna always reciprocates with his devotees by performing wonderful pastimes for their pleasure.

  • navin poojary

    Krishna is supremely merciful. He reciprocates with each devotee individually and personally and beyond their expectations

  • Sanjiv

    Lord Krishna mentiones in the Bhagwad Gita that he is the supreme friend and well wisher of all living entities in the entire creation. This is the supreme love and potency of Lord Krishna for all of us. The only need is that we approach him

  • Aishwarya

    It is only Krishna who is bhatavatsala .i.e. He maintains a loving informal relationship with His devotees.

  • NKD

    If we take a step towards Krishna, Krishna takes a hundred towards us and the steps are of his size!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sumit Sharma

    Lord gets more pleasure by having His devotees taking service from Him. Thank you very much HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj for this message.

    • NSP

      Wonderful message by HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj!

  • Sanjiv

    In one of the verses it is said that ‘Krishna can be known only through devotional service, i.e. bhakti. i.e. when Krishna reveals himself to us

  • Sanjiv

    So important to not start thinking that ‘I am the doer and the cause of my own success’. False ego ruins the service attitude which is the base of Spirituality

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Krsna always reciprocates with his devotees in various ways – to give them pleasure or to teach them something, but all with love in his heart!

    • Piyush Singh

      So True. Thanks.

  • Keshav Kishor Das

    Amazing narration. Thank You Maharaj. This motivates me to strive much harder to get rid of my false pride.

  • Piyush Singh

    Where there is false pride, the will to serve with devotion is crippled. It is the most powerful enemy of true devotional service. Very instructive point.

    • Sumit Sharma

      Very true!

  • Pravin

    In Vrindavan, demigods are worshipped but only for developing love for Krishna and enhancing one’s Krishna consciousness.

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