(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 29 September 2013, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 2.2.36)

life saversSo there is a story which also relates to my country (Netherlands). Because my country is very low there are floods sometimes but nowadays they control it with technology. In 1953, there was a huge flood and people were sitting on the roof of their houses. This one man was sitting on the roof of the house and a boat came and they said, “Get in the boat!”

The man said, “No, my Lord will save me.”  After the boat, then a helicopter came, “No, I will not come in your helicopter. God will save me and no one else.”  Then he died and came before God after his life. He said, “Why did you not save me?”

God, “What do you mean? I sent you a boat and I sent you a helicopter! What more do you want?”

So, he sends us the problem but he also sends us the solutions. He  also sends us the tools to do something about the problems so we are not just sitting there fatalistic, “Oh it is my karma. What can I do?”

Take your two hands and do something about it. In other words, by hard work, we can and we should try to improve our destiny. Then still if it does not work, all right, then we accept it. We are also given the solutions, so we take some medicine, if it is not inferring with the Lord’s plan. So he is giving us the problems and the solutions. So problems, we do not worry about them, Krsna is so merciful!

 

 

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