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Life Snatched Away Ruthlessly

PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 1:10 pm
by backtohome
Question: Life Snatched Away Ruthlessly

Dear Maharaja,

I really don't understand what you said in your April 3, 2010 "Thought for the Day" that a devotee never suffers. What convincing answer do you have for the case of a sincere devotee whose life is snatched away ruthlessly?

Because of this my faith is weakened, and I even start doubting the very existence of God.

Krishna says in the Gita that He gives what one deserves and protects what one has?

Regards

Anu

Answer: Even Death is Beneficial

In this world everyone is sooner or later ruthlessly snatched away by death. In spite of all the advancement of modern science the death rate is still 100%. So when by the Lord's arrangement it is time for a devotee to leave his body, he does not become disturbed or perturbed. He simply thinks that the Lord is now calling him to serve in a different place, and he happily surrenders to executing his new duty.

It's a fact that for the devotee who is 100% surrendered to the Lord, the Lord personally takes care of all of his needs. But this does not mean that the devotee's material body becomes eternal. What it does mean is that when the time is right for the devotee to leave his body and accept a new one, the Lord personally arranges the change of body for the devotee's greatest benefit.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari