In the previous episode, we had witnessed an important discussion wherein we emphasized how we should not get overwhelmed and carried away by the problems or challenges that we might face in our life. Just because we face some problems here and there, we shouldn’t immediately take our horoscope and start running to the astrologer’s doorstep. We should realize that in life, everybody have problems and every human being goes through several challenges at different times. This doesn’t mean that our life is completely doomed and the only way to recoup from the challenges is to perform some listless “Parihaaras” that are “prescribed” by some equally listless and selfish astrologers who prey on such weak-minded and spineless people. Thus, the point here is that I’m not against astrology of any sorts. But unethical practices like this, which would potentially mislead innocent people are what I’m against of. We in turn as common people should realize that there’s no better “Parihaara” than surrendering ourselves on to Bhagawan’s feet. There can be no medicine or a solace equal to this in our life, for any problem or challenge. Hence, instead of getting carried away by problems, let us make up our mind to face them with courage and take them head-on! In the process, let us exhibit our “Sharanaagati” Dharma towards Bhagawan and leave everything to His lotus feet.
Saying thus, we shall thus move forward with a brief introduction of Bhagawan Krishna’s incarnation. As mentioned earlier as well, any incarnation of Bhagawan in this world would be with a definitive purpose. In fact, to be more specific, Bhagawan incarnates in this world with not just one sole agenda, but with multiple agendas together. We can see this phenomenon coming true in every “Avatara” of Bhagawan – For instance, during the “Rama – Avatara”, Bhagawan Rama’s sole agenda was not just to kill Ravana and go back to Vaikunta. He played multiple roles during His incarnation, isn’t it? First, He illustrated to the world how a son should obey his father’s words. Secondly, as a brother, Bhagawan Rama illustrated how the younger brothers should obey the words of the elder brother, and how should the elder brother behave in such a way that he is a role model for the younger ones to follow. Similarly, Bhagawan Rama also showed to the world how a husband-wife relationship should be nurtured and respected. In these lines, Bhagawan Rama set high standards as to how friends are to be treated, how should a king behave towards his subjects, how should a “Guru” (Spiritual Master) take care of his “Daasas” (Disciples), etc. Thus, apart from killing Ravana, which might still be considered as the main event in the Ramayana story, Bhagawan Rama was an epitome in all the above-mentioned points. Thus, the “Rama-Avatara” proved to fulfill multiple agendas within the lifespan of Bhagawan’s incarnation in this world.
Similarly, the “Shri Krishna Avatara” is no less an epitome as well. Apart from just killing Raakshasas like Kamsa, Jaraasandha, Sishupala, Duryodhana, etc. Bhagawan Krishna proves as a perfect launchpad for all those people who want to surrender to His lotus feet and attain Vaikunta. He has been instrumental in directly sending many ardent devotees to Vaikunta then and there, irrespective of who that person is – Whether he / she is a fruit seller or a crorepati. Moreover, Bhagawan Krishna gives us a unique experience of seeing Him as a little child, which no other incarnation of Bhagawan provides, isn’t it? We can see how Bhagawan Krishna played with all His friends, performed so many “Leelas” with all His little friends during His childhood days. In fact, this is the uniqueness that Bhagawan Krishna brings to the table as compared to other incarnations of Bhagawan Vishnu.
So for today, we shall realize the important point that Bhagawan’s incarnation in this world is not solely for one particular purpose, but He combines so many other agendas too in His incarnation. In other words, Bhagawan offers us a complete “package” of wonderful experiences to cherish, so that we can also involve with Him and attain “Moksha” quite easily. We shall wait till the next episode to continue with this important point of discussion forward. Stay tuned! 🙂