In the previous episode we had witnessed that we should never compromise our “Varnaashrama Dharma” at any point and if we do so, we should be prepared to go to Hell! This was the ninth category of people as explained by Vidura who directly go to Hell without any sort of hiccups! 🙂 We’ve also had a detailed discussion on the four important categories of people as prescribed by the Vedas along with their important roles, duties and responsibilities towards the society. We’ve also witnessed yesterday that all four categories of people are of equal importance and the entire concept of treating one category higher than the other, is nothing but nonsense and our readers should realize this very fact that our Vedas and Sanaathana Dharma has never ever distinguished people like this. It is only the work of a few anti-Hindu elements who spread this venom of dividing people so that they can get some personal gain out of our lack of unity!
Now moving on further, Vidura is explaining the tenth category here thus:
“Yascha abalaha balinaa nitya vairi!!”
Here Vidura explains that a person who tries to wage a physical war with another person who is powerful than him will surely go to Hell! This is why we always say that if there is a person who is physically well built and powerful, it is always better to respect him and keep him in good looks! For instance, if I’ve to proclaim to the world that I’m more powerful than the Sun (Soorya Bhagawan) and I’m going to wage a battle with the Sun and win over him, it is just going to be rated by people as a mad man’s talk! Immediately people would come up to me and take me to a mental hospital! 🙂 Can anybody oppose the Sun and do something against Him? It’s never going to be possible!
If we look back at our Ramayana project, readers might remember that we discussed a section in the “Yuddha Kaanda” wherein Angadha goes to Ravana’s courtroom and warns him of Lord Rama’s presence in Lanka and Bhagawan’s invincible powers. While giving Ravana the warning, Angadha recalls one incident wherein Ravana encountered his only failure in life till date. Vaali says to Ravana thus, “Oh Ravana! I know who you are and what is your level of power! In fact I know two or three different types of Ravana and maybe you might be able to clarify which category of Ravana are you!” Upon hearing this, Ravana was surprised and asked Angadha to explain further!
Angadha now explains thus, “Oh Ravana! Let me tell you a story – My father Vaali was once performing his “Sandhya-Vandanam” in the evening and during this time, there was a silly guy by name Ravana who came to my father! This silly fellow was fighting wars with all people across the world and eventually all people said that they would accept Ravana to be the most invincible person in this world only if he is able to win over Vaali! Accordingly Ravana came to my father Vaali and called him for a fight! But when Ravana came, my father was doing his prayer and he wasn’t able to leave it and come! Hence he asked Ravana to wait for a few minutes! This silly fellow did not have the patience to wait for Vaali to come and he repeatedly called him for a war! He even termed Vaali as a person who is an embodiment of fear! Upon hearing this, Vaali got angry, rushed towards this Ravana with all his fury and power. He caught Ravana in between his palms and fingers and crushed him bitterly. Thus, he took this silly Ravana along with him inside his palms to all the three oceans, finished his “Sandhyavandanam” and finally released him from his clutches! Now Vaali asked Ravana whether he’s ready for a war now! What could this silly poor Ravana do now? He just shook hands with Vaali like a gentleman and quietly left the place without any fuss!” 🙂
Saying thus, Angadha continues further, “Oh Ravana! On that day, this silly fellow wasn’t even able to stand in front of one powerful monkey in terms of valor and I guess, it is this same silly fellow who is sitting in front of me today and boasting to the world that he’s the most powerful guy in this earth!” Upon hearing this from Angadha, Ravana started to feel ashamed of himself! He did not expect a second monkey to come and storm into his court (By that time, it should be remembered that Hanuman had already done this before, but Ravana took him too lightly and paid the price earlier by getting the entire Lanka city burnt down to ashes!) and make fun of him in front of the entire courtroom!
From this we can clearly understand that if we have someone who might be physically more powerful than us, it is better that we fold our hands and pay respect to that person, rather than unwantedly going for a fight with him to prove our supremacy! There is no point in doing so as well and if we’re doing so, we’ve to be prepared to go to hell only! So for today, let us introspect on this important point and we shall wait till the next episode to witness the next category of people going to hell! Stay tuned! 🙂