Are we giving ourselves permission to love Krishna (Gita Daily)

Published on Oct 19, 2013

Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 04, Text 09

When we are practicing devotional service externally, internally we may be checked by the doubt: “How can I love Krishna when I am not sure that he even exists?”

Actually, many people love characters like spiderman, batman, superman that they know for sure don’t exist. How? By suspending disbelief.

If they can suspend their disbelief for loving a character that is definitely false, can’t we suspend our disbelief for loving a person who is at least possibly real?

If we choose to, we have several additional reasons to boost us:

1. Quality of lovers: Fictional heroes attract for a few years some fans, who are mostly not deep thinkers and who rarely ponder the reality or unreality of their hero. In contrast, Krishna has attracted for thousands of years millions of people whose ranks have included many of the world’s greatest thinkers who have explained systematically how Krishna is not just a reality, but is the supreme reality.

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