Krishna is ever-waiting, ever-willing and ever-working

The Bhagavad-gita (15.15) states that Krishna personally resides in the hearts of all of us so as to guide us to our ultimate good. From this strategic vantage point, he observes our misadventures in material existence and strives to bring them to an adventurous, auspicious ending. Let’s see how:

Krishna is ever-waiting: In a friendship, if one friend neglects the other for a long time, it’s natural and reasonable for the neglected friend to give up the neglecting friend. But Krishna’s love for us far exceeds the bounds of the natural and the reasonable; although we have neglected him for so many lifetimes, he neglects our neglect and waits patiently for us to renew our friendship with him.

Krishna is ever-willing: If one friend not only neglects but also displeases or offends the other friend, the second friend is entirely justified to be unwilling to resume the friendship. But Krishna’s friendship is so unfailing and unflinching that, despite our many sins and offenses through which we have repeatedly displeased him, he remains ever-willing to resume our relationship with him.

Krishna is ever-working: Krishna being God is perfect and complete. He has no work to do and has nothing to gain from his relationship with us. Yet due to his selfless and tireless love for us, he voluntarily and constantly works to help us return to him and thereby realize fully our potential for happiness.

When we understand how much Krishna loves us and to what lengths he is ready to go for loving us, how can we not reciprocate?

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 15 Text 15

“I am seated in everyone’s heart, and from Me come remembrance, knowledge and forgetfulness. By all the Vedas, I am to be known. Indeed, I am the compiler of Vedanta, and I am the knower of the Vedas.”


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