Have faith in Krishna then any one can even move mountains.
Only to those great souls who have implicit faith in both the Lord and the spiritual master are all the imports of the Vedic knowledge automatically revealed. A devotee knows that even at his death Krishna will protect him. The real test of our devotion will be at that time.
When we have faith in Supreme Lord, then we can even move mountains.
But when we start doubting Him, we will not be able to even lift our hand.This reminds us of the wonderful transcendental seva (services to the Supreme Lord) of flag hoisting done on the temple dome in Sri Jagannath Puri dham.
This flag hosting seva happens daily in the evening. Right from age of 8 years old, the devotees are trained for this seva. The devotees engaged in this seva are called Garuda sevaks as they climb the dome, praying for the mercy of Garuda.
The flag is hoisted on top of the Sudarshan chakra (Nila Chakra)
situated on the top of the temple dome, which itself is 214 feet high. This is a manual process. There is no ladder or lift or escalator or elevator.
The sevak(servant) wraps the huge flags around him and simply climbs up the dome and by grace of Jagannath they hoist the flag and come down.
Whether it is rainy day or sunny day or stormy day, there is no interruption in this seva.
Once a 15 year old devotee was doing this seva on a rainy day.The people watching him thought that it is very slippery and so surely this boy is going to be in trouble.
But he effortlessly climbed up, hoisted the flag and came down.When the people asked him how he did it, he replied – “I am not hoisting the flag. It is Jagannath who is doing it!” Indeed this simple and sublime faith is what empowering these devotees to do the service continuously.
This reminds us Srila Prabhupada’s wonderful purport to verse 3.31.18 – “By the transcendental energy of the Lord, everything is possible.”
Some time ago it seems the devotee who was climbing up the dome, slipped.Seeing him fall, the on-lookers standing around shouted in unison, “Jai Jagannath!”.
Immediately from nowhere a monkey appeared on the dome caught hold of him by his hand, placed him on the dome and then walked away!!
Moral of the story:
How can the Lord forsake His dear devotees?
Indeed in Bhagavad Gita verse 9.31 Lord assures – kaunteya pratijaanihi na me bhakta pranashyati.
In Bhagavad Gita verse 17.28 Lord Krishna says,
ashraddhayaa hutam dattam / tapas taptam krtam ca yat
asad ity ucyate paartha / na ca tat pretya no iha
“Anything done as sacrifice, charity or penance without faith in the Supreme, O son of Prtha, is impermanent. It is called asat and isuseless both in this life and the next.”
In Bhagavad Gita 4.40 also Krishna insists the effects of lack of faith as follows.
ajnash caashraddadhaanash ca / samshayaatma vinashyati
naayam loko ‘sti na paro / na sukham samshayaatmanah
“But ignorant and faithless persons who doubt the revealed scriptures do not attain God consciousness; they fall down. For the doubting soul there is happiness neither in this world nor in the next.”
We may do so many austerities, sacrifices, charities and so many services. But if that is done without faith in Krishna then it is all useless. Krishna also says that it is impermanent, meaning that we will not be able to continue with that service also.
When we understand our relationship with God then we all will be happy. It is an essential factor for establishing peace in the world.
All happiness in the material world has a beginning and an end, but happiness in Krishna is unlimited, and there is no end.
Joy can only be experienced when we offer our love to Krishna.
A devotee is very forgiving and tolerant of others but is very strict and determined with himself guarding against Maya.
Please accept my humble obeisances
All glories to Srila Gurudeva …
All glories to Srila Prabhupada …
Always think of the Lotus Feet of Lord Krishna and you will find no difficulties in executing the tasks allotted to you by Krishna.
Chant these names with love and you will feel the ecstasy:
Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare …
हरे कृष्ण हरे कृष्ण कृष्ण कृष्ण हरे हरे || हरे राम हरे राम राम राम हरे हरे||
Hare Krishna … Jay Jagannath …
Originally Written By Bhakta Sanjay.