Published on September 17th, 2021 | by daily-devotions--dravinaksa-dasa | Full size image3
A Devotee Remains Fixed in any Adverse Condition of Life
The mountains, although being struck by torrents of rain during the rainy season, are not shaken, just as those whose hearts are dedicated to the transcendental Personality of Godhead are never disturbed, even when harassed by great misfortune.
Because a person who is spiritually advanced accepts any adverse condition of life as the mercy of the Lord, he is completely eligible to enter into the spiritual kingdom. Even though a person takes to the devotional service of the Supreme Lord, he may sometimes become diseased, impoverished, or disappointed by life’s events. A true devotee of the Lord always considers these sufferings to be due to past sinful activities, and thus without becoming disturbed he patiently awaits the mercy of the Supreme Lord. Such devotees are compared to high mountains, which are never agitated in any way, even when struck by powerful torrents of rain in the rainy season. Rather, such devotees remain humble in spiritual enlightenment. Free from pride and envy, they easily gain the mercy of the Lord and go back home, back to Godhead. (Light of the Bhagavat v.12)
How has one such as I come to Your shelter? Surely it is by Your mercy alone, for You are ever seeking the purification and deliverance of all fallen souls.
You are my only hope, for You are full of compassion and mercy. There is no one that needs your mercy more than I. You will surely drive away all fear.
No one else has the power to deliver me. O merciful Lord, by Your declaration, kindly deliver this vile and lowly sinner.
I have given up everything and come to Your lotus feet. I am your eternal servant, and you are my protector and maintainer, O Lord of the universe!
Everything is Yours. I am merely a servant, certain that You will deliver me. I have chosen Your lotus feet as my only shelter. I no longer belong to myself.
Weeping, Bhaktivinode takes shelter at Your feet. Forgive his offenses, afford him a taste for the holy name, and kindly maintain him. (Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura)
Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare,
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare