13.23 – Krishna knows the ultimate inside story – and he keeps it inside

by Chaitanya Charan dasSeptember 23, 2013

Inside stories frequently make big news. The sleazier the story, the bigger the news.

The drive for leaking such stories comes not just from money; big bucks can be made. It also comes from tendency – the universal lower human tendency to gossip, especially about things that shows someone considered good in bad light.

Those who know such things about us and keep them confidential are our true wellwishers; they care for us more than the world and the splash they can create in it by exposing us.

Krishna is the greatest among such wellwishers. He is situated right inside our heart, as the Bhagavad-gita (13.23) indicates. He is strategically in the best position to know not only everything we do but also everything we think. And sadly, much of what we do and much more of what we think is less than complimentary. Krishna knows this ultimate inside story about us – and he keeps it inside. Because he loves us, he wants to bring out the best within us, not the worst. That’s why he waits patiently lifetime after lifetime for us to let him help us. When we link with him in devotion, he deploys his omnipotence cleanse our heart of all the dirty stuff. Then he helps draw out the divine stuff – the essence of who we are as souls, as his beloved parts.

How God helps us to become godly is the supremely positive inside story – the toughest thing to do, the thing impossible for us to do by ourselves, the thing that makes us new persons inside-out, new persons who contribute towards shaping a better world.

That’s one inside story the world needs to know. It’s a story that Krishna is ready to help each one of us script and share.

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13.23 – Yet in this body there is another, a transcendental enjoyer, who is the Lord, the supreme proprietor, who exists as the overseer and permitter, and who is known as the Supersoul.

 

Inside stories frequently make big news. The sleazier the story, the bigger the news.

The drive for leaking such stories comes not just from money; big bucks can be made. It also comes from tendency – the universal lower human tendency to gossip, especially about things that shows someone considered good in bad light.

Those who know such things about us and keep them confidential are our true wellwishers; they care for us more than the world and the splash they can create in it by exposing us.

Krishna is the greatest among such wellwishers. He is situated right inside our heart, as the Bhagavad-gita (13.23) indicates. He is strategically in the best position to know not only everything we do but also everything we think. And sadly, much of what we do and much more of what we think is less than complimentary. Krishna knows this ultimate inside story about us – and he keeps it inside. Because he loves us, he wants to bring out the best within us, not the worst. That’s why he waits patiently lifetime after lifetime for us to let him help us. When we link with him in devotion, he deploys his omnipotence cleanse our heart of all the dirty stuff. Then he helps draw out the divine stuff – the essence of who we are as souls, as his beloved parts.

How God helps us to become godly is the supremely positive inside story – the toughest thing to do, the thing impossible for us to do by ourselves, the thing that makes us new persons inside-out, new persons who contribute towards shaping a better world.

That’s one inside story the world needs to know. It’s a story that Krishna is ready to help each one of us script and share.

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13.23 – Yet in this body there is another, a transcendental enjoyer, who is the Lord, the supreme proprietor, who exists as the overseer and permitter, and who is known as the Supersoul.

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