A beautiful poem by Ananada Vrindavan dasi, temple president of ISKCON Washington, D.C.
When thunderstorm and lightning strikes we run inside our house, and when the earth shakes we run out of our house. Is there any place where we are safe?
The three biggest fears in life: exams, public speaking and death. Of them, the final is probably the most acute. As that fateful hour approaches, everything we worked so hard for is snatched away, throwing our entire sense of identity and purpose into question.
Radhanath Swami uses a humorous incident to impart a profound lesson.
We all fear death. Among all our possessions, life is most precious, because without it, we can’t enjoy any other possession. Naturally, we treasure life. Paradoxically though, we don’t treasure life consistently.
By choosing service to Krishna over service to material illusion, we can progress toward fearlessness.
If we grasp the full scope of our existence, we can understand the significance of each event that we struggle through. Since most of us lack such vision, we need to develop faith that Lord Krishna arranges everything for our ultimate benefit, even if at present we cannot understand how.