Loving Reciprocation

One of the richest men in the world got bored with so many people claiming to be his friend (because of his wealth). He found his relationships superficial and based on motivations. He wondered how he could find intimate friends whom he could relate with freely and genuinely, without drawing crowds asking for his autograph.

One day he made a plan. He went to a club in disguise, using another name, and made new friends with those who could not recognize him as being a big rich person. Now he found real friends, who would play with him, who would taunt him, who would joke with him without reservation. With this newfound friendship he enjoyed life better because they were friends with whom he could be himself. They loved him, not his pocket or the favors he could do for them.

The Supreme Lord Krishna is always treated with great respect and veneration. He is worshiped by millions in temples with folded palms, bowing down or making sacrifices. However, the Lord feels such love to be feeble, due to the respect and reverence given. He longs for someone to forget His supremacy and deal with Him intimately in one of the varieties of different loving mellows.

The relationship between Krishna and His servitor is very sweet and transcendental. The servitor is always ready to render service to the Lord, and similarly, the Lord is always seeking an opportunity to render some service to His devotee. He takes greater pleasure in His pure devotees assuming the position of ordering Him, than He does in being the giver of orders.

While writing this, my music CD got stuck and started to repeat itself. I was reluctant to get up from my writing and after some time I decided to order Krishna to fix the problem. To my surprise He did just that, within two seconds of asking Him the sound became normal.