Some instances where even ardent devotees suffer, contrary to the belief that god never allows those devoted to him to grieve, make people wonder why he should indulge in such methods. Why should he give agony to his sincere devotees. Is he a mere task-master? Has he no mercy? If that be his attitude.why should he be adored as the ocean of compassion? Why should a person seek refuge in him if he can remain happy amidst worldly pleasures?
These thoughts may arise in some wanting to become religious, see men in misery. These doubts have indeed been answered. The main reply is worldly activities will end one day and god has reason to appear to be unconcerned when men defy his commands.
Man, from time immemmorial, has been behaving as if he is independent and that he needs no help from anyone. He believes he can achieve what he wants by using the power within him and wisdom. He tries to overcome hurdles by using his intelligence. Only when he feels there is no way out to solve his problems that he seeks assistance. Since no human being can come to his rescue, he remembers the possibility of seeking the Divine hand.
Only when a man is placed in distress, can he be made aware of the unseen, unlimited oower of god . But why should the devotees be immersed in grief when they think of god at all times and know that he alone can solve their problems. though the treatment offorded to them appears to be harsh, it helps them to again greater confidence and acquire greater moral courage. Their entireattention will be on god. They will then experience “supreme bless”. The process is take vaccination which is painful and one immune to the scourge said Sri N. Lakshminarasimhan in a discourse.
Without properly knowing the significance of simple tests given by the God, men complain of the master plance. The episode relating to the removal of cloths of women by Krishna, if properly understood will reveal his purpose in doing so. He was young but he wanted the women to learn a lesson. He was moved when they meekly surrendered themselves to him. Such a step will remove the bondage of a human being who accept his supremacy.