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Lord Krishna is infinitely merciful.

When reading chapter 12 of the Eternal song, Bhagvad Gita, one will find a question posed by Lord Arjuna to Lord Krishna as to whether it is superior to worship a manifest entity like Lord Krishna or to worship the Unmanifested, Inconceivable and changeless entities.

To this, the Lord gives a beautiful reply stating that the yogins or devotees who are totally dedicated to His worship are the ones dearest to Him and are bound to attain His Lotus Feet quickest. However, the ones who choose to worship the Unmanifest, the Imperishable with a clean mind and dedicated to the well being of others will also reach the Lord’s Feet.

The main difference, according to Him is that worshipping the Manifest Lord Krishna is much simpler for most of the people. Concentrating on an intangible Power-like the followers of Advaita do-is difficult to the majority.

- Based on His Teachings as read in Chapter 12 of The Gita.


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Seeing her eyes glow in excitement,
Obviously though she has it all wrong,
I rush to grab the correction opportunity,

Till I have another look at the gleam in her eyes.

Hell, I think, let me be wrong a hundred times over,
If only to preserve that glorious joy,

Rather than prove her wrong
And watch her enthusiasm wither.


There is, in the Lord's Abode in Guruvayoor,
A common balance for weighment of offerings.

It's called Thulabaram.

Only, it is anything but common.

A priest there is entrusted the task
Of weighing the offerings you committed
To Lord Krishna.

It may be a few kilos of some vegetable
Or fruit, grains or sugar or what you will.

But it got to be necessarily what you committed!


Have seen with my own eyes
The priest struggling to weigh
A couple of kilos or maybe three
Of a certain vegetable, think it was yam.

But it simply wouldn't balance, though he
Kept on heaping the yam on it!

Then, on the priest's asking,
The devotee said he had thought
Of a different vegetable, maybe raw banana,

But had settled for yam since he couldn't
Get the banana.

The priest quickly removed the yam
Asked the devotee to be back
With the vegetable committed!

Only then, the priest said with conviction,

The weighment would happen.