The Merciful Lord

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Who can possibly fathom the mercy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krishna?

Although he is equally disposed towards all the living entities, being the seed giving father and the ever well-wisher of all, he shows special favour towards his devotees, as stated by him in the Bhagwat gita,

samo ‘ham sarva-bhutesu
na me dvesyo ‘sti na priyah
ye bhajanti tu mam bhaktya
mayi te tesu capy aham

I envy no one, nor am I partial to anyone. I am equal to all. But whoever renders service unto Me in devotion is a friend, is in Me, and I am also a friend to him.(9.29)

As stated by the Lord in the above verse, one who renders service to the lotus feet of Krishna in devotion, the Lord considers that living entity to be especially dear to him and he therefore takes care of that devotee in every situation. Being the embodiment of all compassion and mercy, he personally looks after the welfare of the devotees who take exclusive shelter of him. He ensures that all their needs are met, so that they may carry on with their spiritual practices without any hindrance. In the Bhagawat Gita Krishna states,

ananyāś cintayanto māṁ
ye janāḥ paryupāsate
teṣāṁ nityābhiyuktānāṁ
yoga-kṣemaṁ vahāmy aham

But those who always worship Me with exclusive devotion, meditating on My transcendental form – to them I carry what they lack, and I preserve what they have.(9.22)

Not only does he carry what the devotee lacks and preserve what they have, he also ensures that every situation in their life leads them closer to him. Sri Krishna is so eager for the living entities to get out of the miserable life in the material world, that as soon as he sees a living entity taking one single step towards him, he takes a hundred steps in the direction of the devotee and makes all the arrangements to facilitate the devotees progress on the path of bhakti. In the form of the Chaitya guru, the super soul residing in the heart, he guides the devotees and gives them the intelligence to make progress on the path of devotion, so that they can go back home, back to Godhead. This has been stated by Krishna himself in the Bhagawat Gita,

tesam satata-yuktanam
bhajatam priti-purvakam
dadami buddhi-yogam tam
yena mam upayanti te

To those who are constantly devoted and worship Me with love, I give the understanding by which they can come to Me.(10.10)

In this way, the Lord ensures that the jiva, who has turned his face towards him and has taken exclusive shelter of him, gets all the opportunities to free himself from the clutches of Maya and go back to the spiritual world, where, by performing loving service to Sri Shyamsundar, he can attain eternal pure transcendental bliss. Seeing the fathomless mercy of the Lord, only a fool would not take shelter of his cooling lotus feet which extinguish the blazing fire of material miseries and bestow all good fortune. We should all therefore, giving up all anxieties, take exclusive refuge in the lotus feet of Sri Gopinath, and make our lives successful.