Once there was Lakshmi’s Svayamvar.
Her father wanted to get her married. In olden days there was selection of grooms.
It was a big occasion. Swayam-var means She wanted to select the husband on her own (svayam).
So all over the planet, it was a big occasion that “Lakshmi is going to marry”.
So all the candidates were invited. Everybody wanted Lakshmi. So they all came with nice dress and ornaments and crowns and turbans. There was a big crowd sitting on the chairs.
Everybody wanted to marry Lakshmi.
So Lakshmi thought, “I will marry that person who doesn’t want me.”
She came out with the garland and everybody were bowing their heads so that she will put the garland around their neck.
Lakshmi walked straight.
Krishna came. He had a flute, turban, wearing a cow-herd dress, no ornaments, nothing. He was not sitting in the chair also.
He was just sitting under a tree and playing the flute.
Lakshmi said, “That person is good for me, because He doesn’t want me. So she walked all the way and garlanded Krishna.
Moral of the story:
Fortune and Bliss follows when you are with Krishna. As soon as we have Krishna in our life,’shrayata indiraa shashvad atra hi’, then Lakshmi is always near you.
Don’t worry about Lakshmi. We want to catch Lakshmi. But we don’t want Narayan. Lakshmi cannot stay without Narayan. This is the main thing. If you don’t worry, then She will definitely be there.
The gopis sing, ‘dayita drshyataam dikshu taavakaas’, – “we are so very devoted to You, so please dayita, give us Your audience – dikshu taavakaas. We are just beggars, begging for your audience.
We are chanting your names, singing your glories, we are devoted to Bhagavatam, our life is organised as per instructions of Bhagavatam and am just waiting for your audience.
So please Krishna come.” Why ? – “Our aasava, our life is meant for you. Don’t you have mercy. Our life is dedicated for you. why are You keeping Yourself away?” – the gopis, pray to Krishna.
Gowbhih bhakti rasam pibati iti gopi. – Every sense of gopis was dedicated to Krishna. Their eyes were dedicated to Krishna. Their hands, ears and everything were dedicated to Krishna. This is the way to get near to Krishna. And as soon as you get near to Krishna, you are very happily situated. Please make the best use of your life to come to this point.
Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.
PS: I humbly request all the devotees to please forward and share this moral / instructive stories they hear so that everyone can be benefited by hearing about Krishna and his dear devotees.