How to become dear to Krishna

My dear son,

In your recent prayers, you asked me ‘My dear Krishna what can I do to become dear to you.’  This thought in itself is very commendable so I’m sharing with you what qualities I would like in my children. If you try to sincerely inculcate these qualities then there is no doubt that you will become very dear to me.

One who is not envious but is a kind friend to all living entities, who does not think himself a proprietor and is free from false ego, who is equal in both happiness and distress, who is tolerant, always satisfied, self-controlled, and engaged in devotional service with determination, his mind and intelligence fixed on Me – such a devotee of Mine is very dear to Me.

He by whom no one is put into difficulty and who is not disturbed by anyone, who is equipoised in happiness and distress, fear and anxiety, is very dear to Me.

My devotee who is not dependent on the ordinary course of activities, who is pure, expert, without cares, free from all pains, and not striving for some result, is very dear to Me.

One who neither rejoices nor grieves, who neither laments nor desires, and who renounces both auspicious and inauspicious things – such a devotee is very dear to Me.

One who is equal to friends and enemies, who is equipoised in honor and dishonor, heat and cold, happiness and distress, fame and infamy, who is always free from contaminating association, always silent and satisfied with anything, who doesn’t care for any residence, who is fixed in knowledge and who is engaged in devotional service – such a person is very dear to Me.

Those who follow this imperishable path of devotional service and who completely engage themselves with faith, making Me the supreme goal, are very, very dear to Me.

(Bg 12.13-20)

I hope this gives you some food of thought. I will be eagerly looking forward to hear from you about your progress. Remember I am already there in your heart and just a ‘prayer call’ away from you.

Your ever well-wisher,

Krishna

p.s.- I am trying this new format- letters from Krishna- by quoting Bhagavad Gita verses, kindly do share your comments for the same.

your servant,

Giriraj dasa


8 thoughts on “How to become dear to Krishna

    • Hare Krishna and pranams dear Ronnie prabhu,

      Thank you for feedback , Krishna willing we will post blogs in this format.

      All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

      Your servant,
      Giriraj dasa

  1. Hare Krishna Prabhuji
    Dandavat pranams

    All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

    Amazing!!
    The blog reminds me of Ikshvaku Prabhuji’s “Bhagavad Gita for everyone” sessions. Where Prabhuji tittled the chapter twelve as “The contract – How can we become dear to boss( Krishna).” This blog is explaining the same.The way you presented is simply wonderful and these eight verses are going to be with us in our hearts. The thing required for us to implement and become dear to Krishna.

    Your servant
    Anita Sharma

    • Hare Krishna mataji,
      Dandavat Pranams

      Thank you so much for your feedback. Yes these are very special verses and I recently heard them in the class from HG Srimati mataji and used the same in this format.

      All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

      Your servant,
      Giriraj dasa

  2. Prabhupada once quoted: “I am very glad to know that your pen is inspired to create, because we are in need of many writers who can express our Krishna consciousness philosophy nicely”……Letter to Patita Uddharana — Los Angeles 19 March, 1970

    Your writings have always been an inspiration prabhuji for several devotees but certainly this innovative way is so personal and impressive that can easily touch any devotees heart….Indeed you are so blessed by Maharaj.

    • Hare Krishna mataji,
      Dandavat Pranams

      Thank you so very much for your kind words of encouragement and positive feedback about this format. Initially I was a bit apprehensive about it but fortunately devotees liked this format. Krishna willing I will try to post more such letters in future.

      Whatever little good thing you may see in me is simply a reflection of lotus feet of my Guru Maharaj and my shiksha gurus, it’s not me.

      All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

      Your servant,

      Giriraj dasa

    • Hare Krishna and pranams dear Inder prabhu,

      Thank you for your kind words. Bhagavad Gita is beyond comparison and a matchless gift.

      All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

      Your servant,

      Giriraj dasa

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