In the previous episode, we had witnessed the continuation of important point on why shouldn’t we abuse any Bhaagawatha (Bhagawan’s ardent devotee). In due course, we had witnessed the various ways through which we end up abusing others. Most importantly, it is through our tongue. The words that we employ to scold or vent our frustration over others matter a lot, as we many a time tend to go “overboard” with some abusive languages. If there are good and pleasant words in the dictionary, we shouldn’t employ abusive words against anybody. We should always remember this point as we move forward. Apart from the verbal way of abusing others, we also have the physical abuse, which, more often than not, as part of a civilized society, we automatically refrain from. However, the bigger danger lies wherein the abuse is contained in our mind. Our abusive thoughts against others are perhaps more powerful than even physical and verbal abuse. It is because our verbal and physical actions can somewhat be controlled, but our thoughts are perhaps the most difficult to control! Thus, we should be extremely careful here as to not to get into the “abuse mode” even with our thoughts. This is the important message that we’ve to learn when it comes to Bhagawan Narasimha’s incarnation. In fact, Bhagawan Himself proclaims thus, “If a person abuses me directly and after so many times of abusing, if he comes with a lotus flower, seeking surrender to me, I have no problem in forgiving him completely! However, if the same person abuses a Bhaagawatha even a single time and comes to me for forgiveness, I would never tolerate him anymore. Even if he asks for forgiveness a thousand times, I’m never going to forgive him for his life, and he has to undergo the punishment that he deserves!”
If such are the words from Bhagawan Himself, we’ve to be all the more careful here. This is why we reiterate the point time and again that it is better not to hurl abuses at anybody, no matter whether he / she is a devotee or not. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. Hence let us do the needful, starting today atleast. We can witness Bhagawan’s words coming into action, not only in the Narasimha Avatara, but also during the Avataras of Bhagawan Rama and Bhagawan Krishna. We’ve seen this during our earlier Ramayana project as well. When Valmiki Maharishi is asking the sixteen questions to Sage Naarada at the start of the Ramayana story itself, he asks thus:
“Kasya bibhayti devaascha jaata roshascha samyuge!!”
This is the sixteenth question that Valmiki Bhagawan is asking Sage Naarada. This means, who is that one person in this world for whose anger, the whole world will start trembling with fear. We’ve witnessed how Bhagawan Rama was extremely patient and smiling when Ravana was hitting Him with a barrage of arrows and other weapons. However, when Ravana started targeting Hanuman, who is a “Parama Bhaagawatha”, Bhagawan Rama’s anger knew no bounds. This is where the world started witnessing Bhagawan Rama’s extreme fury for the first time perhaps. We shall find a similar connection during the Krishna-Avatara too. When Bhishmaachaarya was hurling a barrage of arrows on Bhaagwan Krishna, during the Mahabharata war, He was extremely patient and allowed all the arrows to hit Him. However, when Bhishmaachaarya started targeting Arjuna and when Arjuna was almost at the verge of getting defeated, Bhagawan Krishna’s anger knew no bounds. He immediately stepped down from the chariot and walked towards Bhishmaachaarya with His “Chakra” in His hands, ready to chop off his head. This instance too proves how Bhagawan is extremely compassionate towards His ardent devotees and never lets anybody hurl any sort of abuses on them.
Thus, the message is loud and clear yet again. I’m emphasizing this important point repeatedly over and over again, just for all of us to understand the seriousness of it. So for today, let us again think over it and mend our ways in such a manner that we do not end up abusing anybody, both in terms of words as well as in terms of thoughts. We shall wait till the next episode to continue with this discussion further! Stay tuned! 🙂