(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 09 October 2012, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.12.24)

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When a devotee is close to Krsna then Krsna is also close to the devotee. But if we think, “Yes, I know I’m serving Krsna but at the same time sometimes I really wonder, is Krsna really protecting me or is he only protecting his pure devotees? It says that Krsna protects his devotees but I’m not really a devotee. Who is in the category of a devotee? What criteria does Krsna apply when he says that he protects his devotees? Maybe I’m not a devotee yet… I’m trying to be but I’m having a hard time. So now what? Will he still protect me? Is Krsna really protecting me? I really feel left alone in this struggle here and I don’t know if I can take this?”

But Krsna is very close. He is here so just turn to Krsna and when we turn to Krsna, things become bearable. It does not mean that everything just dissolves and goes away but it becomes bearable; things suddenly become possible. Suddenly, we can survive it somehow, deal with it, carry on and that is the best! So this is the our process viśvāsa kahe sudṛḍha niścaya (Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya 22.62) to have firm faith that Krsna will protect us. He surely will protect us! He is protecting us all the time but we just cannot see it!

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