Krishna prepared ahead what you would do with your life and that's where you'll feel most fulfilled . You were formed, shaped, created uniquely for a purpose. You're not here by accident. You are His work-manship.
Maturity is when you're able to say, "By the grace of God I'm not what I'm not! But I am what I am!" Will Rogers said, "Everybody's ignorant, just on different subjects." We need each other and nobody is totally self sufficient.
Artistic ability, musical ability, thinking, speaking, planning, or physical ability
Not given for selfish purposes
“ Whatever you do, whatever you eat, whatever you offer or give away, and whatever austerities you perform -do that, O son of Kunti, as an offering to me.” Gita 9/27
Freedom of Choice Krishna gives you the ability to organize. You can organize a rescue or you can organize a robbery . You can manipulate people or you can minister to people. You can use the abilities Krishna's given you selfishly or you can use them unselfishly . Ravana
Then Krishna left the earth to return to His own kingdom, and Arjuna couldn’t even string his famous bow. His quiver emptied, and the undefeated hero found himself the loser at the hands of untrained fighters. Arjuna concluded that the Lord had withdrawn abilities that had seemed an integral part of himself.
Lord Brahma, along with Lord Siva, saw the crystal-clear personal beauty of the Lord, whose blackish body resembles a marakata gem, whose eyes are reddish like the depths of a lotus, who is dressed with garments that are yellow like molten gold, and whose entire body is attractively decorated. They saw His beautiful, smiling, lotuslike face, crowned by a helmet bedecked with valuable jewels. The Lord has attractive eyebrows, and His cheeks are adorned with earrings.
Lord Brahma and Lord Siva saw the belt on the Lord's waist, the bangles on His arms, the necklace on His chest, and the ankle bells on His legs. The Lord is bedecked with flower garlands, His neck is decorated with the Kaustubha gem, and He carries with Him the goddess of fortune and His personal weapons, like His disc and club. When Lord Brahma, along with Lord Siva and the other demigods, thus saw the form of the Lord, they all immediately fell to the ground, offering their obeisances .
I can continue using my abilities in the service of Lord Krishna . A common misconception is that to become a devotee of God one must give everything up. The only thing that needs to be given up, however, is the mentality of "everything belongs to me." Rather, everything is done as an offering to the Supreme Lord.
“ To help people discover what their own nature is, what their own psychological proclivities are, what their natural abilities are, and then to put them to work in some kind of practical way, and to show them how to perform those activities with devotion to God—this is what the devotional tradition is all about.”
“ Bhaktivedanta Swami never tried to construe the teachings of the G ita to encourage some kind of otherworldly religiosity. His teachings were always in practical terms: one can worship Krishna by starting a magazine, one can worship Krishna by producing devotional art, or by cleaning the temple, or by cooking a feast for public distribution, or by repairing the temple car. It is activity performed as devotional service to Krishna that is the practical essence of the devotional tradition and that releases enormous amounts of energy.”
“ Modern societies have misapplied the ideas of equality, they try to educate all children in exactly the same way. As a result, children are forced to endure endless schooling that has nothing to do with their talents and vocations; quite understandably, the students become restive, bored, and empty of all motivation, and they waste years learning nothing. But the Vedic system of education, built on respect for the individuality of the student, tailors education to the student's own aptitudes and abilities.” Dr. Edith Best
Shyma sundara: Plato believed society can enjoy prosperity and harmony only if it places people in working categories or classes according to their natural abilities. He thought people should find out their natural abilities and use those abilities to their fullest capacity—as administrators, as military men, or as craftsmen. Most important, the head of state should not be an average or mediocre man. Instead, society should be led by a very wise and good man—a "philosopher king"—or a group of very wise and good men. BTG 1976
Bh ism a at once gave up his weapons and stood ready to be killed by the Lord. The Lord was the ultimate destination of Bh ism a’s life, and to see the Lord in this mood was the fulfillment of Bh ism a’s chivalrous dealings with the Lord. Although Krishna had promised not to lend His fighting strength to either side, He broke that promise on Bh ism a’s insistence, just to save His devotee, Arjuna. BTG Passing of Bhisma
“ Both we & Bhagav an (God) seek fulfillment in love. Love is the summum bonum for the devotee as well as for the Lord . The Devotee does not seek Krishna directly but pure, selfless, love for Him. Similarly, Krishna does not seek anything but love. He need not seek anything else, for there is nothing which, as the most perfect being, He does not already possess.
But as Love He is never perfect. Love is nothing but incessant yearning for more love. Perfection in love means negation of love. Every fulfillment in love creates a gap which calls for further fulfillment. Love is, therefore, essentially dynamic, a vital upward surge through a necessary downward movement. It is self-fulfillment in self-abandonment, self-realization in self-effacement.