Sunday, August 15, 2010

God helps those who depend on Him only

It is said in Puranic stories that God rushes to His devotees, whenever, he/she calls on Him with sincere prayers & devotion. Lord Krishna came rushing to save Draupadi, when she called on Him when kauravas (Duryodhan, Dushashan etc.) tried to disgrace her. Similarly God came rushing to Gajaraj (an elephant) when he was caught by a crocodile, when he went to drink water in the river. At that time Gajaraj called on God & God came rushing to save the Gajaraj.

In Bhagwat Gita Lord Krishna tells Arjuna to always have faith in Him only as, whosoever, keeps faith in Lord Krishna, He always protects that devotee. But here below is a story of a holy man of India who due to his ignorant acts could not get favors of God. Here below is the story.

In some Indian villages people generally wash their clothes by the river side. Over there washermen generally take the clothes down to the river bank, where they can wade and wash these clothes. The clothes are soaked and whacked against big flat stones & are then spread out in the sun to dry these clothes on the green grass.

During one sunny day, a Holy man, a lover of God, came that way who was praying hard and was walking with his eyes almost closed. Accidentally he stepped on some of the clean clothes spread on the grass and the washermen saw it. Angry, they came to give him a beating.

Now this holy man became very frightened. He earnestly and loudly called on the God to come to his rescue and save him from the washermen's anger. When God heard the Holy man crying, He came rushing to intervene. But just then the man himself picked up some bricks & stones to throw at the washermen; seeing this God just returned to his heavenly abode. So the Moral of the story is, "God helps those who depend on Him only".

In "Bhagwat Gita", Lord Krishna Says that if a person is devoted to God only then God rescues that person from all the miseries of life. Lord says:

'Those people, who worship Me by surrendering all their activities unto Me, are always devoted to Me, always meditate upon Me, Having always fixing their minds upon Me, O Parth - to them, I swiftly rescue from the ocean of birth and death i.e always protect that devotee.'

"ananyas cintayanto mam
ye janah paryupasate
tesham nityabhiyuktanam
yoga-ksemam vahamy aham" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 22)

" Lord Sri Krishna says: But those who always worship Me with exclusive devotion, meditating on My transcendental form—to them I carry what they lack, and I preserve what they have."

"ananya-cetah satatam
yo mam smarati nityasah
tasyaham sulabhah partha
nitya-yuktasya yoginah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eight verse 14)

"Lord Sri Krishna says: Whosoever, always & constantly remembers Me with undivided mind; by that person, I am easy to obtain, O Arjuna, because of his constant engagement in the devotional service to Me."

So If a person has the above said assurance of the God, then one should make a resolve that one shall not let God slip out of his/her mind till he/she lives on this earth. Do not let anything else take control of your mind & let God be always on your mind. By doing so God shall always be with you in all of your circumstances & shall protect you always from all troubles of life. Then God shall be your Savior always.


  1. Anonymous10:12 AM

    Dear friend, you have made a grave error in understanding God's command to to take refuge in him alone. The command does not mean that one should become passive and ask God to automatically set things right without the individual making any effort. Rather, the message is the that the individual should only depend on God, who is identical with the Self, for strength and guidance, and remain equanimous in all circumstances; instead of being rattled by the vicissitudes of life and yielding to impatience, anger, indulgence, selfishness and other vices. On the other hand, the advice to become passive and wait for God to help something goes directly against the principle of Karmayoga - and will lead to laziness, weakness, and evil. Rather one should work hard, knowing oneself to be the Self which is transcendetal, offering all fruit of the works to God and accepting the outcome with equanimity.

  2. God helps those who help themselves.