Hare Krishna Prabhus and Matajis!
Please accept my humble obeisances! All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Gurudev!
Dhruva Maharaj went into the forest and wanted to pray to Lord Krsna for an exalted position in the material universe, higher than that of his father and even Lord Brahma! Advised by Narada Muni to not put himself through so much trouble as a little boy in a deep and dark forest just to see The Lord, whom even the great sages could not see after years and years of austerities, Dhruva nevertheless with the single minded conviction so uncharacteristic of a child, persevered.
In the 1st month, he ate only fruits and berries on every 3rd day. In the 2nd month, he ate only every 6 days dry grass and leaves. In the 3rd month he drank water every 9 days. In the 4th month, he inhaled air every 12th day! In the 5th month, he controlled his air so well he could stand only on one leg without motion and FULLY concentrate on the Lord. By the 6th month, because he REALISED the presence of the Lord within his heart, his big toe pushed down half the earth, and he closed all the holes of his body and choked the entire universe!
All this could be done by a 5 year old child - because of only one reason - because the Lord became very merciful to see a 5 year determined little boy go to a deep and dark forest alone to render devotional service to Him.
As Srila Prabhupada so nicely pointed out in his purport to 4.9.29:
"...that although the motive might be impure, the Lord does not consider the motive; He is concerned with the service."
Krsna is so kind that He only sees the service that the living entity does for Him and His chosen representatives, the pure and exalted devotees!
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