WHOM TO WORK FOR
Do your own duty nicely and bother not about results
BUT WHY SHOULD I BELIEVE IN KRISHNA’S WORDS?
Because this is spoken by Krishna, who is God Himself,
whatever He says is the essence of all wisdom and
therefore is eternallytrue without exception. There are
many thinkers who write comments on the Bhagavad-Gita
but have no faith in Krishna. Their thinking is useless
because it is not loyal to Krishna. On the otherhand, an
ordinary man who has simple faith in words of Krishna
receives all the benefits from reading Gita.
There is a very illustrative story regarding this principle.
Faithdetermines one’s advancementin bhakti
Narada Muni was once asked by a brahmana, "Oh, are
you going to meet the Lord? Will you please ask Him
when I'm going to get my salvation?" "All right," Narada
agreed. "I shall ask Him." As Narada proceeded,he met
a cobblerwho was sitting under a tree mending shoes, and
the cobblersimilarly asked Narada, "Oh, are you going to
see God? Will you please inquire of Him when my
salvation will come?" When Narada went to the
Vaikuntha planets, he fulfilled their request and asked
Lord Narayana about the salvation of the brahmana and
the cobbler. Lord Narayana replied, "After leaving this
body, the cobblershall come here to Me." "What about
the brahmana?" Narada asked. "He will have to remain
there for a number of births. I do not know when he is
coming." Narada Muni was astonished, and he finally
said, "I cannot understand the mystery of this." "That you
will see," Lord Narayana said. "When they ask you what I
am doing in My abode, tell them that I am threading the
eye of a needlewith an elephant." When Narada Muni
returned to earth and approachedthe brahmana, the
brahmana said, "Oh, you have seen the Lord? What was
he doing?" "He was threadingan elephantthrough the
eye of a needle,"Narada answered. "I don't believe such
nonsense,"the brahmana replied. Narada could
immediately understandthat the man had no faith and that
he was simply a reader of books. Narada then left and
went on to the cobbler,who asked him, "Oh, you have
seen the Lord? Tell me, what was he doing?" "He was
threadingan elephant through the eye of a needle,"
Narada replied. The cobblerbegan to weep. "Oh, my
Lord is so wonderful, He con do anything." "Do you
really believe that the Lord can push an elephant through
the eye of a needle?"Narada asked. "Why not?" the
cobblersaid. "Of course I believe it." "How is that?"
Narada asked. "You can see that I am sitting under this
banyan tree." the cobbleranswered, "and you can see that
so many fruits are falling daily, and in each seed there is a
banyan tree like this one. If within a small seed there can
be a big tree like this, is it difficult to accept that the Lord
is pushing an elephant through the eye of a needle?"
MORAL: "Even though one may have studiedall the
spiritualtexts, and even though one is well versed in all
the revealed scriptures, if one is not a devoteeof the
SupremeLord, he must be consideredthe lowest of
There is anotherstory narrating importance of faith in
Leave the rope
There was a man falling from mountain while he was
trekking. It was extremely cold and all foggy and he could
not see anything – where he is or how high he is hanging.
Then he prayed to God for protection.He just heard
God’s voice: Leave the rope. He did not have faith so he
did not do it. Next day, the peoplesaw him dead due to
hunger and cold. He had managed to tie the rope to his
waist but they saw him hanging just a few inches above
MORAL: So the lesson is that many peoplepray
sentimentallyto God but they shouldalso have faith in
God’s words and sincerelyfollowGod’s instructions.
Then there is meaningto his prayers.