Krishna’s love is unconditional yet conditional (Gita Daily)

Published on Oct 22, 2013

Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 09, Text 30 The Bhagavad-gita (09.30) urges us to recognize as saintly a devotee who, though guilty of grievous misconduct, is still determined to serve Krishna. The next verse (09.31) first assures that such a devotee will soon get reformed and then proclaims that Krishna due to his unfailing love will forever protect such a devotee. The first verse offers a glimpse of the unconditional nature of Krishna’s love: there is nothing that we can ever do, no matter how vicious, that can stop Krishna from loving us. He forever acts as our well-wisher and benefactor, just as the sun forever gives illumination. At the same time, though love can be unilateral, a loving relationship cannot be unilateral; it always has to be bilateral. If we neglect or reject Krishna’s love by filling our heart with non-devotional or anti-devotional desires, then we paralyze our capacity to experience his love, just as closing our eyes disables our capacity to see sunlight. So, Krishna’s love is conditional in the limited sense that we need to cultivate a certain condition of the heart to experience his love. Read More –

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