Tuesday, September 15, 2009

How much do you care for God?

A man once visited a temple under construction where he saw a sculptor making an idol of God. Suddenly he noticed a similar idol lying nearby. Surprised, he asked the sculptor, "Do you need two statues of the same idol?" "No," said the sculptor without looking up, "We need only one, but the first one got damaged at the last stage." The gentleman examined the idol and found no apparent damage. "Where is the damage?" he asked. "There is a scratch on the nose of the idol." said the sculptor, still busy with his work. "Where are you going to install the idol?"

The sculptor replied that it would be installed on a pillar twenty feet high. "If the idol is that far, who is going to know that there is a scratch on the nose?" the gentleman asked. The sculptor stopped his work, looked up at the gentleman, smiled and said, "I will know it."

That is the care that a true devotee of God has it for his God. He wants to care for each aspect of the God. We should also devote fully to God & His work so that He can always be on our mind, heart & soul. By such exclusive devotion only from the heart, we can attain to Him. God himself says in Bhagwat Gita:

"ananyas cintayanto mam
ye janah paryupasate
tesham nityabhiyuktanam
yoga-ksemam vahamy aham" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 22)

"Sri Krishna said: But those who always worship Me with exclusive devotion, meditating on My transcendental form—to them I give what they lack in life, and I protect what they have."

This story also teaches us that we should excel in everything we do in life. The desire to excel is exclusive of the fact whether someone else appreciates it or not. "Excellence" is a drive from inside, not outside. Excellence is not for someone else to notice but for your own satisfaction and efficiency......

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:46 PM

    I am working for excellence all the day like this worker!Excellence to care my devotion for God! I love God ( Krishna ) a lot! So , It is need to show this love! Adilson, from Brazil.