In the previous episode, we had witnessed how Bhagawan Bala-Krishna is extremely compassionate towards His ardent devotees, that He even goes to the extent of receiving punishments from them! Mother Yashoda is a great example for this – As Bhagaan Bala-Krishna gets caught red-handed for His mistake of stealing butter, Mother Yashoda leaves no stone unturned to “mend” her son’s ways. She thus ties Him to the “Ural” (Drum) and makes Him cry. Bhagawan Bala-Krishna initially had His “soft and playful” ego and He wantedly grew in size as she was tying Him. This rendered her helpless. However, within the next few minutes, Bhagawan realized that He was fighting with a wrong person – A person who is pure by heart. He immediately accepted the punishment gleefully from His mother, but for the sake of the outside world, He was crying aloud, just to attract the attention of the onlookers! Thus, we had learnt the important lesson spiritually here – For all those who are ardent devotees, Bhagawan gleefully bows and obeys their orders. Whereas, for all those who are Raakshasas, Bhagawan takes the stick in hand and makes them obey His orders.
Continuing with this message further thus, what we’re witnessing here as part of the divine “Krishna Leelas” so far is that we’ve firstly witnessed how Poothana came with the poisonous milk to be fed to Bhagawan Bala-Krishna. Secondly, we’ve witnessed how Bhagawan Bala-Krishna used the “Ural” to climb over and steal butter. Thirdly, we’ve witnessed how Mother Yashoda tied Bhagawan Krishna to that same “Ural”. In all these three instances, we can witness that neither the poisonous milk is of use to anybody, nor the “Ural” that Bhagawan Bala-Krishna employed to steal butter is of use to anybody, nor the rope that Mother Yashoda used to tie Bhagawan Bala-Krishna was of use to anybody. In other words, if the milk was good enough, it could have been used for a different purpose, isn’t it? What is the use of poisonous milk? Similarly, if the “Ural” was intact, it could have been used to store some food grains. It was an empty drum, which had holes in it, which made it unfit for any storage purpose. Bhagawan Bala-Krishna employed only that useless drum for His “Operation butter”. Similarly, the rope that Mother Yashoda used to tie Bhagawan Bala-Krishna was equally useless because, if the ropes were good enough, they could have been used to draw water from the well, isn’t it? Thus, we’re witnessing here that all the three items – Milk, rope and the “Ural” are totally useless items here, and these are the things that Bhagawan Bala-Krishna is also employing to execute His divine “Leelas”. We might wonder what is the significance behind this, isn’t it?
We’ve to understand something important here – All these above-mentioned items were dedicated to Bhagawan Bala-Krishna in a way, isn’t it? The poisonous milk brought by Poothana was only meant for Him! Similarly, the “Ural” was also meant for Him to climb over. Similarly, the ropes were exclusively meant for Him to be tied! Bhagawan always likes and goes behind those things that are exclusively meant for Him. He doesn’t like “sharing” His things with someone else. Now let us relate this concept with our own self here – Readers have to read this part with a bit more focus, so that the concept can be easily understood. Bhagawan has created all of us – “Jeevatmas” in this world, with a purpose of washing away our “Karma”. In this pursuit, Bhagawan has clearly made a guideline that if we exhibit “Sharanaagati” (Complete surrender to Bhagawan), we can achieve our agenda. For achieving “Sharanaagati”, we’ve to have a one-pointed focus towards Bhagawan. This means that our minds and hearts should only be filled with thoughts about Him, and not about worldly affairs (Maya). Just like how this poisoned milk had a one-pointed focus towards Bhagawan Bala-Krishna, just like how this “Ural” had a one-pointed focus on Bhagawan Bala-Krishna and just like how the rope had a one-pointed focus to tie Bhagawan Krishna and nothing else, our minds should have that one-pointed focus towards Bhagawan, if we’ve to attain “Moksha” by washing away all our “Karma”. This is the point that we’ve to understand from all these three episodes of “Krishna-Leelas” put together.
Thus, the point here is very simple – Bhagawan doesn’t like sharing something that he loves the most with others. This implies that Bhagawan doesn’t like to share the mind space or the heart space of His ardent devotees with something else that is worldly in nature. If we’re saying to Bhagawan that “I’ll have some worldly desires and thoughts, along with the thoughts of yours”, He’s not going to like it. It is just like a couple falling in love with each other – Just like how the boy or girl wouldn’t like his / her partner to have any sort of relationship outside of their bonding, Bhagawan is also of this same nature. Thus, just like how Bhagawan Bala-Krishna was so obsessed with the “Ural”, the rope and the poisonous milk, we also should be obsessed with Bhagawan Bala-Krishna with our ardent devotion. Thus, in continuation with yesterday’s point that Bhagawan Krishna obeys and bows to an ardent devotee, we’ve witnessed an important answer to the question – How would we become that ardent devotee to whom Bhagawan would bow to?
So, let us realize this point for today, and we shall wait till the next episode to witness the continuation of the “Krishna-Leelas” narrated by Sage Paraashara! Stay tuned! 🙂