Bhagavad Gita sings:
ये यथा मां प्रपद्यन्ते तांस्तथैव भजाम्यहम् ।
मम वर्त्मानुवर्तन्ते मनुष्याः पार्थ सर्वशः ॥४-११॥
ye yathā mām prapadyante
tāns tathai’va bhajāmy aham,
manuṣyāḥ pārtha sarvasaḥ (11)
“O Parth, as men worship me,
even so do I accept them,
knowing this the wise follow me in every way.”
Sri Krishn rewards his worshippers according to the nature of their devotion;
he assists them in the same degree.
It is the worshiper’s dedication that is returned to him as grace. Knowing this secret, the righteous conduct themselves with single-mindedness according to the way laid down by him.
They who are dear to him act according to his way.
They do what he ordains them to do.
God shows his favour by standing with the worshiper as a charioteer; he begins to walk along with the worshiper and manifest his glory. This is the form of his loving care.
He stands up for the destruction of forces that generate wickedness and to protect righteous impulses that provide access to reality. Unless the worshiped God acts as the earnest charioteer who alerts at every step, despite his dedication and closing his eyes in meditation, and all other endeavours, the worshiper cannot cope with
the adversities of the material world successfully.
How is he to know how much distance he has covered
how much more remains to be covered?
The adored God stands inseparably with the Self and guides him: that he is now at this point,
that he should do this, and walk like that.
Thus the gulf of nature is gradually bridged and,
guiding the Soul ahead by gradual steps,
God at last enables him to merge into him.
Worship and adoration have to be performed by the devotee,
the distance on the path which is covered by the devotee is only
Knowing this, men who are pervaded by divine sentiment
through and through
follow Sri Krishn’s precept.
[Revered Swami Adgadanandji]