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Failure is the Pillar of Success--Getting Over Temptation


Cosmic Krishna

As I was about to embrace illusion
yet again, the kind Lord revealed a vision:

On the Road to Me ( Krishna)
failure is the Pillar of Success—
Because you on are on the Path!
You have once seen
the error/terror of your ways
calling out to Me
for help while drowning.

I heard you, gladly
throwing you a rope—
your acceptance of it
greatly pleased Me!
Once you begin
this spiritual quest
grabbing that rope of Grace
it has become forever yours.

Beginning for whatever reason
you can’t get off
that path back to Me
which is your only hope
as that path is
permanently part of you
never will you be the same:
Know this as My mercy!

You thought you were fine!
Now back on your feet
with your new opportunities.
Nonsense!—that is a lie
as you are meant to be with Me!
Don’t you remember
I am the love of your life
the Soul of your soul?

You thought you could return
to your old life of enjoyment!
Ha! You think I would let you?
That I would allow you to forget Me
yet again in your sensual stupidity
after countless lifetimes of ignorance
that you are Mine and
I am yours eternally.

After tasting the holy name nectar
with service to my devotees
nothing can ever compare
to this spiritual happiness—
imperfect as you are
I have accepted you
and my will
never goes in vain.

You do know Me ( Krishna) as the Goal!
which you stubbornly try to forget.
Haven’t you learned yet
the senses are paths to death!
Really! Haven’t you had enough?
Do you have to try yet again
down the road of temptation?
Instead take the road of redemption!

Can I tell you honestly?
Would you accept Me fully
as your friend and well-wisher?
I love you, now and always—
forget the past!
I don’t care about it.
Now only look toward your ideal
with Me, eternally.

Remember I am with you
birth after birth
though you ignore me
I never give up on you.
As you try in vein to enjoy
the grossness of matter
by repeatedly chewing the
already chewed stalks of sugarcane

I try to guide you
if you would listen
turning only once toward Me.
How long can we continue
down the path of the senses
of countless varieties of species
only slight differences, the hope against hope—
you obstinately forget that you seek Me!

Pick yourself up sleeping soul!
Rise up to the Light!
I am here to help you!
I have sent you My devotee
to train you to take My shelter
keeping you on the path
finally gaining the strength
with determination to come to Me.

Don’t ever be discouraged
though you stumble and fall
as long as you keep trying
struggling to get up
you will eventually remain
standing up strong, yet humble
since you didn’t accept defeat
not giving up, no matter what!

This time your efforts
will be crowned with success.
Keep chanting and praying.
Studying the scriptures
keeping company with saints.
This time you will make it
I have faith in you—
My devotee, have faith in Me!

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