Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Krishna has a plan for us
There is so much suffering and pain afflicted to the body and mind. When we witness such apparent injustices and suffering, it indeed feels sad and difficult to digest such incidences. In fact, we try our best to justify an unjustified act. When we cannot find justice legally, morally and spiritually is when people lose it. But the truth is no matter how much we try to justify, the suffering of a living entity has no bounds. Witnessing such suffering is even more suffering. Therefore this world is nothing but exploitation and suffering.
This suffering although painful to experience and witness is actually sanctioned by the Supersoul. So the solace we can take from our suffering or others’ suffering is that ultimately Krishna has a plan, a plan that is like Him – Inconceivable and Just and for one’s own ultimate benefit. Think of it like this, a doctor cutting the abscess caused by infection caused by wrong contact. In other words, due to our misbehavior we contract infection which needs to be cut open by a knife and cleaned. Although the operation of cutting the wound is painful…still it needs to be done for protecting the body. For an ultimate good, an immediate and painful incision is paramount for the well-being of the patient.
Using this same logic, we may endure lot of difficulties in our own lives but we can take consolation and peace of mind by knowing that there is a Supreme All Perfect and Just doctor who is operating every aspect of our life so that in the ultimate sense we come out hail and healthy. Therefore although there is pain and exploitation, we can cross over such reversals by taking shelter of Krishna that He will not abandon me for He promises kaunteya pratijānīhi na me bhaktaḥ praṇaśyati - O son of Kuntī, declare it boldly that My devotee never perishes (BG 9.31)
Please take shelter of Krishna with the faith that He has a plan for us and is always looking after our ultimate benefit and in that shelter seek peace and happiness.