Krishna Anxiety

1st Oct 2004
Tejasvi Krishna das

Dear Granthraj devotees,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev!

Please allow me to share with you some nectar I found while reading "A Transcendental Diary" by HG Hari Sauri Prabhu.

We may us find ourselves in anxiety over money and sex. The anxiety in itself is natural, however there should be anxiety for Krishna not the former. In the passage pertaining to April 26th, 1976, (TD volume 2) Prabhupada explains so beautifully the purpose of our movement. Our purpose is to gradually cultivate Krishna anxiety. He gives two examples of such anxiety:

1) The Pujari is very anxious that offerings are presented on time, that offerings are of best quality, in this way the devotee is anxious that Krishna becomes pleased.
Srila Prabhupada: "If you become anxious how to worship Deity, how to dress Krishna nicely, that will develop your anxiety for Krishna. Therefore Deity worship is essential. Exactly in time to get up, to offer mangala-arati, to dress - this anxiety is the beginning of Krishna anxiety."

2) A sankirtan devotee is anxious how to distribute more books.
Srila Prabhupada: "For selling books anxiety is Krishna anxiety. If you become very anxious how to sell more books, that is Krishna anxiety. That is not trade anxiety; That is Krishna anxiety."

Prabhupada's merciful request to all of us is that we strive to cultivate our anxiousness for Krishna and hereby attain the highest goal; 100% Krishna anxiety.

Srimad Bhagavatam offers us numerous and variegated success stories of personalities in 100% Krishna anxiety. Srimati Radharani, Mother Yasoda, Nanda Maharaja and so many others. Srila Prabhupada himself made these success stories and that of his own life available to us. In a bid to find proper appreciation for this I look to the lives of his sincere followers, those passed and those still in play.
Srila Prabhupada: "Mother Yasoda became mother of Krishna so that she would always remain in anxiety for Krishna; whether Krishna is safe."

Prabhupada concludes, "How to become in Krishna anxiety? This philosophy nobody knows. Everyone takes Krishna as the father. Father means I'm anxiety-less: Father, you supply my wants. And to become father of Krishna means to purchase anxiety for Krishna. This philosophy they do not know".

Your aspiring servant,
Tejasvi Krishna das

Moderator's Note: HG Tejasvi Prabhu is a very sincere and intelligent devotee living in Denmark. His speciality is that he is studying and working and at the same time living a very strict pious life following the regulative principles in Krishna Consciousness. He is also doing lot of preaching to the learned circles and make them appreciate the real education. Because of his strictly following the rules and regulations and intense sadhana his preaching is naturally attractive to the audience. He lives with a few other Brahmachari devotees in a simple flat and does all the daily programs performed in a temple starting from Mangala arati to Bhagavatam class.