15.15 – Nothing can separate us from the infinite love of the infinite
We all fear loss – loss of job, money, health, looks, things. Most of all, we fear the loss of love.
Love is what all of us need, dream, crave. Everything we pursue, possess and parade is ultimately meant to attract love, whether we recognize it or not. We dread separation from our loved ones – due to misunderstandings or time or whatever. All our fears of loss stem from this primal fear of the loss of love.
Gita wisdom addresses our fear of loss at its very root. It introduces us to a love from which we can never be separated: the infinite love of the infinite. The Bhagavad-gita (15.15) indicates that Krishna loves us so much that he always resides in our heart, closer than what the person closest to us can ever come. From within our heart, he constantly strives for our all-round wellbeing.
Nothing can cause Krishna to leave our heart and abandon us. No wrong that others do to us, even if it makes us bitter about them. No wrong that we do, even if it makes us disappointed with ourselves. Not even our disbelief in Krishna, even anger towards him. Through it all, Krishna stays by our side, unfailingly and unflinchingly.
We can attune ourselves to Krishna’s presence by cultivating his loving remembrance. The resulting assurance of his love and the guidance of his wisdom empower us to grow through life’s wrongs. Others’ wrongs make us not bitter but better, for we learn to live not for their love, but for the highest love, Krishna’s love. Our wrongs make us not disappointed but determined, for we resolve to tap Krishna’s grace to go beyond our impure body and mind to our pure soul.
Krishna’s love makes everything worthwhile – eminently, supremely worthwhile.