Hare Krishna and pranams dear devotees,
We daily post one Bhagavad Gita verse and its purport on our preaching whatsapp groups. Sometimes I share some impromptu thoughts on it. I will start sharing the same with you. Kindly tolerate them and also give your feedback. Here it goes
Today we read the Bhagavad gita 18.69 and I am sharing my two pennies worth of thoughts on it.
Govindadev ji is emphasising his last verse (18.68) today also. Yesterday we read –
For one who explains this supreme secret to the devotees, pure devotional service is guaranteed, and at the end he will come back to Me.
Today Krishna’s mood is the same as He openly declares that there is no servant more dear to Him than such a devotee who shares this supreme science with others.
Many a time older devotees struggle or get stagnate in their journey in Krishna consciousness. Among many other reasons, one very important reason is that we are not willing to take the next step forward and come out of our comfort zone to serve Krishna or we get disheartened with some bad experiences. But who said becoming a lover of God is easy.
We also stagnate because we become satisfied with a little sattava guna and auspiciousness which practicing bhakti-yoga brings in the initial stages of Krishna consciousness, but there is much more ahead.
Srimad Bhagavatam calls such a devotee who remains satisfied in serving the deity of Krishna at home, eating prasadam, etc. as a neophyte devotee. It’s not a bad stage, we all go through it but the main thing is that we should not remain there like everyone goes to grade 1 in school but we don’t remain in grade 1.
We must have some feelings and then think how else can I serve the Lord of my heart and finally act upon it.
Getting continuous favour of Krishna is not so cheap but it is easily available to a sold-out heart.
All the best.
All glories to Bhagavad gita
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
p.s.: I hope reading Bhagavad Gita 18.69 will be more meaningful next time onwards.