YOU WILL NEVER STARVE IF YOU WORK FOR GOD

By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

In this material world, if a man is very rich, he attracts – everybody speaks about him. Although one may be a nonsense number one but if he has got money, everyone will speak about him. At least in this age it is going on. Nobody considers anything but if, somehow or the other, one becomes very rich, he becomes a popular figure. So God must be the richest. Here, within this material world I may claim, “I am richer than him,” but someone else may be richer than me. I cannot claim that, “Nobody is richer than me.” That is not possible. We may find people who are less rich than us and we can find out people who are more rich than ourselves. But when it comes to God, you will find that nobody is richer than Him.

In the Srimad-Bhāgavatam, it is said that the religion, which teaches “How to love God” is the first-class religion. If God is great, if our father is so great, why should we not love Him? We flatter somebody having a few millions of dollars but one, who is the richest of all, why should we not love Him? Why? What is the reason?

And actually He is supplying everything, eko bahunām vidadhāti kāmān. He is supplying all necessities of life to all living entities, beginning from the ant to the elephant. So, why not to us? We have dedicated our whole life for the service of God, so why not to us? Don’t think that you will starve in God consciousness. You will never starve. You go on with your duty, loving God and preaching love of God. You will always be opulent, be sure.

Even if you work for an ordinary man him, he gives you a good salary. And we are working for God, won’t we all get salary? How is that? (laughter) We must get. If you really are a lover of God, worker for God, don’t worry about your economic condition. It will be supported! In the Bhagavad-gītā it is said, yoga-ksemam vahāmy aham (Bg. 9.22) – “He personally supplies whatever necessities are there.” Just like a child, who is completely dependent on the parents. The parents look after its comfort. The child does not ask anything from the parents, because he cannot speak even. So he is simply depending on God, simply depending on the parents. If you simply depend on God, there is no question of your economic problem. Be sure. This is common sense.

[An excerpt from a lecture delivered on Srimad Bhagavatam 1.2.7 in New Vrindaban on September 5, 1972]

 

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6 thoughts on “YOU WILL NEVER STARVE IF YOU WORK FOR GOD

  1. Please stop spreading rumors about lord Shiva n Krishna…..
    Did lord Krishna said that he is bigger than lord Shiva n if yes then why in the book of Ramayana he said that the one who makes any difference between both of us will never get moksha.
    Then why in the book of Mahabharat he said to Arjun that go an do the Tapa of Lord Shiva for his blessing for winning over the battle…..
    The one who is the pure devotee of Krishna or Shiva doesn’t make any difference between these two….

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    • Dear Mr. Tejas Mishra,

      Please make comments that are related to the posts that you are commenting upon. Where is Lord Shiva mentioned in this post. Still I will answer your queries, which are not at all related to the above post.

      Regarding your first question about Ramayana, please mention the verse where Krishna has said that any one who makes a difference between Him and Shiva will never get moksha (liberation).

      Please note that there are many editions of Ramayana and most of them are not considered authoritative. Even the most popular edition of the Ramayana, namely the Rama-Charita Manas, written by Shri Tulsidas is also not considered authoritative. Only Valmiki’s Ramayana is considered authentic, because it is in accordance to the Vedas. Tulsidasji’s Ramayana is not accepted as authoritative because he has mentioned therein that there is no difference between Shiva and Vishnu, which is not in accordance to what the Vedas say. When, Shri Tulsidas wrote his Ramayana, there was great enemity between the Vaishnavas and Shaivas and they were killing each other. Therefore, in order to create peace amongst them, he wrote that there is no difference between Vishnu and Shiva. Hence the Ram-Charita Manas is not considered as authoritative by the tattva-darshis.

      As regards, Krishna’s instructions to Arjuna in Mahabharata, wherein He told him to worship Shiva for winning the battle, please point out the verses where He has so mentioned.

      You have not read the conclusive part of the Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 18 verse 66), which is also a part of the Mahabharat. Therein Krishna tells Arjuna to give up all so-called religions and surrender unto Him (Krishna). This is the final instructions of the Mahabharata, which supersedes all prior instructions of Krishna, even those which are contrary in nature.

      So my request to you is that please surrender to Krishna and chant His holy names – Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Kirishna Hare Hare / Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.

      With regards,

      Niraj Bidawatka
      Editor – The Hare Krishna Revolution

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  2. Who wrote the original Bhagavad Gita which was spoken by lord Krishna be honest and speak…..
    Why lord Krishna says that even millions of sheshnaag n Saraswati Mata cannot write about the greatness of lord Shiva y Krishna calls him Maheshwar omkaar y lord Narayanan in his every avatar becomes the devotee of lord Shiva

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    • Dear Mr. Tejas Mishra,

      Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead and Lord Shiva is His greatest devotee. Vaishnavanam yatha Shambhu (SB 12.13.16). Krishna is so kind that he considers Himself a debtor of anyone who serves Him.

      Devotion means service. Since Lord Shiva is Krishna’s greatest servitor, Krishna also serves him in return. This is not only true for the greatest devotee such as Shiva but also for lesser devotees. Krishna serves all his devotees.

      He worshiped Sudama, washed His feet and honored him. Why? Because Sudama was His friend and devotee. He served Arjuna also by doing the menial job of a charioteer for him. You will find many such instances. Does this mean that Sudama and Arjuna are Gods and that there is no difference between Krishna and Sudama or Krishna and Arjuna.

      So that is another quality of Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Gohead. He doesn’t mind worshiping and serving His devotees.

      Hare Krishna.

      Niraj Bidawatka
      Editor – The Hare Krishna Revolution

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  3. Hey Tejas,

    Don’t get me wrong…if you simply want to argue on some silly and nonsense points find some other place.

    Thanks and Regards.
    karthik

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