Friday, May 9, 2014

A genuine devotee always works for Krishna

A genuine devotee of Krishna is always active and never lethargic. He understands the value of life and the importance of time. He makes sure that even a single moment of his life is not wasted. Just see the life of Arjuna, he fought wholeheartedly with the Kauravas to establish religiosity. Hanuman and the monkey warriors enthusiastically worked to construct the Ram – Setu bridge. They were constantly and continuously assisting Lord Rama in his war against the demon Ravana. Devotional life doesn’t mean inaction; it actually means doing things as per Krishna’s instructions.

Krishna explicitly advises in Gita that a devotee needs to be hard working. In Gita 6.1 Krishna says that a person who does his prescribed duties as required is actually in the renounced order of life and not the one who doesn’t do any work. And our work should not be whimsical. We should perform only those activities which satisfy the Lord because Krishna has said that work done as sacrifice to Vishnu should only be performed (Bhagavad Gita 3.9). So, a devotee of Krishna always tries his best to be productive at each and every moment of his life and he works in such a way which pleases Krishna and brings him closer to Krishna.


“The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: One who is unattached to the fruits of his work and who works as he is obligated is in the renounced order of life, and he is the true mystic, not he who lights no fire and performs no duty.” B.G. 6.1

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