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God Loves Everyone
The Supreme Lord Sri Krishna loves everyone within His creation. This is true regardless of any distinctions such as gender, race, nationality, class, etc. Both the eternal spiritual world and its reflection (this temporary material world) are full of unlimited beauty and variety, and each individual creation of the Lord has its own unique role to play. This can be compared to the many different spokes on a wheel that all serve to support its operation. In the spiritual world, everyone lives in full, loving consciousness of God and His creation at every moment. Unfortunately, in this world, most people have lost that loving connection or “yoga” with the Supreme and are thus entrapped in an endless cycle of repeated births and deaths, similar to dreaming. Having mercy upon such fallen souls, Sri Krishna has descended to awaken our dormant spiritual lives. He has especially come in this age as Lord Caitanya to distribute the all-purifying holy names of God:
“Not considering who asked for it and who did not, nor who was fit and who unfit to receive it, Caitanya Mahaprabhu distributed the fruit of devotional service.” (Sri Caitanya-caritamrta 1.9.29)
This is the sum and substance of God’s love and compassion for all. The holy names of “Hare Krishna” are priceless and must be lovingly distributed to everyone without any discrimination or restriction. It does not matter whether one is male or female, black or white, gay or straight, high-class or low-class. None of these things matter because simply by chanting these holy names of God, everyone can be awakened from their dream-like material existence. It is therefore recommended that everyone immediately take up this chanting of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra and awaken their dormant love of God. This mantra can be chanted by anyone, anywhere and at any time.
Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna,
Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare;
Hare Rama, Hare Rama,
Rama Rama, Hare Hare.
By Amara Das Wilhelm. Copyright GALVA-108
Image: Krsna playing on His flute. Painting by Haravapuh dasa.