Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 07, Text 25
Ours is an age of rights; we recognize that every individual has certain inviolable rights. As our rights consciousness expands, it is befitting that we recognize Krishna’s rights. His right that has the most bearing on our relationship with him is his right to conceal or reveal himself according to his will.
We often disrespect this right of Krishna when we make premature demands from him on the devotional path. Soon after we start studying his sacred scriptures, we demand prompt and clear understanding. Soon after we start chanting his holy names, we demand swift and steady taste.
While making these demands, we forget our own disqualifications, that the:
1. Perceptions of our senses are finite,
2. Conceptions of our mind are fallible
3. Convictions of our intelligence are fragile
4. Commitments of our heart are fickle
When we have all these disqualifications, isn’t our demand for insight and tastepresumptuous? No wonder that our presumptuous attitude makes Krishna exercise his right to conceal himself, as he indicates in the Bhagavad-gita (07.25).