Thursday, 18 April 2013

Devotees are protected by Lord from the very beginning

SB 9.4.48 P  The Lord, however, knows how to protect His devotee. As
indicated by the words prag distam, the Lord knew everything.
Therefore, before anything happened, He had already arranged for His
cakra to protect Maharaja Ambarisa. This protection is offered to a
devotee even from the very beginning of his devotional service
Kaunteya pratijanihi na me bhaktah pranasyati (▼Bg. 9.31). If one
simply begins devotional service, he is immediately protected by the
Supreme Personality of Godhead.
This is also confirmed in
▼Bhagavad-gita (18.66): aham tvam sarva-papebhyo moksayisyami.
Protection begins immediately. The Lord is so kind and merciful that
He gives the devotee proper guidance and all protection, and thus the
devotee very peacefully makes solid progress in Krsna consciousness
without outward disturbances. A serpent may be very angry and ready to
bite, but the furious snake is helpless when faced by a blazing fire
in the forest. Although an enemy of a devotee may be very strong, he
is compared to an angry serpent before the fire of devotional service.
Hare Krsna to all
Glories to Prabhupada
Sometimes we may think that God (Krsna) is not "there" behind the scenes. But the
solid realization that He is there comes with active service on His behalf.
We may know of some times when we actually  felt His protection directly, but there are
probably many more times when Krsna was protecting us without our even knowing about it. 
In this purport Srila Prabhupada explains that even for the most beginner of bhaktas, Krsna is
taking charge of that persons life and giving direction and protection to him or her. Even tiny steps
towards surrendering to the Lord are noticed, and immediately protection comes with those tiny steps.
This surrendering process to the Lord is the real insurance policy as the karmis will always let you down.
If you ever had to make a claim to a so called" insurance company" you will know what I mean.
They really dont want to cover your accidents, but only say so in their advertisements , and sometimes
you have to hire a lawyer to get them to do what they promised you they would do.
But with serving the Lord, their is no such hassles to encounter-Krsna immediately takes charge of
His devoted servants and give them all protection. Therefore Krsna Consciousness is the real insurance policy !
Hari bol
Damaghosa das

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