Krishna Is Equal To Everyone

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev.

Once a Vaishnava invited his friend for lunch. He served him prasadam nicely and later inquired him about his devotional service. The friend got angry and said, "What are you talking about ? What devotional service ? I don''t even have any faith on God." After hearing this from his friend, the Vaishnava was stunned. He started lamenting in front of deity that he had made a blunder by inviting an atheist for prasadam. Then the Lord appeared before him and said - "Why are you lamenting for giving prasadam to just one atheist. Look at Me, for ages I have been feeding unlimited atheists of this world. Then how much lamentation will I have. Still I take care of every body like a father."

In Bhagavad Gita 9.29 Supreme Father Lord Krishna states,

samo ’haṁ sarva-bhūteṣu na me dveṣyo ’sti na priyaḥ
ye bhajanti tu māṁ bhaktyā mayi te teṣu cāpy aham

I envy no one, nor am I partial to anyone. I am equal to all. But whoever renders service unto Me in devotion is a friend, is in Me, and I am also a friend to him.

The Lord considers every living entity as His son and as such He provides everyone with a generous supply of the necessities of life. He is just like a cloud which pours rain all over, regardless of whether it falls on rock or land or water. He has mercifully provided the basic necessities of life - like air and water in sufficient quantities for all living entities. But for His devotees, He gives specific attention. "Whoever surrenders unto Me, proportionately I take care of him." This transcendental reciprocation exists because both the Lord and the devotee are conscious, this is supported in SB 10.41.47

na hi vāṁ viṣamā dṛṣṭiḥ suhṛdor jagad-ātmanoḥ
samayoḥ sarva-bhūteṣu bhajantaṁ bhajator api

Because You are the well-wishing friends and Supreme Soul of the whole universe, You regard all with unbiased vision.Therefore, although You reciprocate Your devotees' loving worship, You always remain equally disposed toward all living beings.

The Lord's reciprocation should not be considered to be under the law of karma. It belongs to the transcendental situation in which the Lord and His devotees function. Devotional service of the Lord is not an activity of this material world; it is part of the spiritual world where eternity, bliss and knowledge predominate.

As obedient children of Supreme Father, it is our utmost duty to follow His footsteps and treat everyone equally. When we serve prasadam to others we should never discriminate them. Irrespective of whether they are good or bad, the prasadam has the potency to purify the impurities in their hearts and sow the seed of love for God-head. Even in our movement, if we inquire 90% of the elevated devotees would say that it was the prasadam which attracted them to this movement. Even people who had staunch belief in Mayavada philosophy later became full time devotees by regular in-take of prasad.

I sincerely pray at the Lotus feet of Lord Krsna, Srila Prabhupada, Guru Maharaj that I understand the purpose of my existence and perform devotional service sincerely.

Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev,
Tusta Krishna das
Abu Dhabi.