We’re at the midst of an important event as part of the divine “Krishna-Leela” wherein we’re witnessing what happened to “Chintayanti”, who was Bhagawan Bala-Krishna’s ardent devotee, engrossed in His flute music. As Chintayanti was working in her kitchen one day, she was ardently waiting for her Bhagawan Bala-Krishna’s flute music, however, on that particular day she wasn’t able to listen to it. She was thinking within herself that perhaps Bhagawan Bala-Krishna had deserted her and with this hard feeling, Chintayanti was continuing her work in the kitchen. Suddenly from nowhere, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna’s divine flute music reached her ears. From the sound intensity that was hitting her ears, Chintayanti sensed that Bhagawan Bala-Krishna was somewhere close by. He was not sitting on the Yamuna river bank on that day, but He was somewhere in the neighbouring street. As Chintayanti found out thus, she started rushing out of her house to have the divine “Darshan” of Bhagawan, but however, her in-laws were an obstacle to leave the house. They were sitting at the entrance of the house and Chintayanti couldn’t step out of the house. In those days, a woman couldn’t step out of her house if her in-laws were at home. This was a norm. However, we cannot expect such things today! 🙂
Thus, Chintayanti was in a state of fix. On one hand, she was happy that Bhagawan Bala-Krishna was in the vicinity and was enjoying the sweet divine sounds from the flute. However, on the other hand, she was extremely sad because she wasn’t able to obtain His divine darshan. She was thus caught between two feelings! What would Chintayanti do now? She was just standing at that very place enjoying Bhagawan’s flute music and eventually she entered into a state of “Trans” or complete bliss. She fell on the floor unconscious!
In our Sanaatana Dharma, it is clearly outlined as to how does a “Jeevatma” attain the highest “Moksha”. There are two pre-conditions for it – Firstly our “Paapa” (Sin) account should be nullified. Secondly our “Punya” account should also be nullified. If our “Paapa” account has too much balance, we would have to take repeated births and experience sorrow and sufferings. Similarly, when our “Punya” account has too much balance, we would again take repeated births to enjoy all the pleasures and good benefits for all whatever we’ve done. This “balance” that we’re talking about in this case is what we call as “Praarabdha Karma”. Everytime when we take a new birth, it is a section of this “Praarabdha Karma” called “Sanchita Karma” that we would start experiencing. This is how the birth-death cycle continues to happen in this world with regards to all “Jeevatmas”.
In this case of Chintayanti too, she was almost a “Muktaatma”, but there was a little bit of balance of “Praarabdha Karma” left in her. Bhagawan Bala-Krishna knew this perfectly and He wanted to take her to “Vaikunta” as she was His ardent devotee. How does He do that? He makes her enjoy both the pleasure and the suffering together at one stretch! As she enjoys the pleasure of the divine music, her “Punya” account balance becomes zero! However, on the other hand, as she experiences the sadness and suffering of being away from her Bhagawan, her “Paapa” account also comes to zero! As both these accounts hit the “zero” mark, Chintayanti becomes eligible to attain “Moksha” and Bhagawan Bala-Krishna promptly grants her the highest status then and there! Thus, as Chintayanti attains the state of “Trans” due to the divine music of Bhaagwan Bala-Krishna’s flute, she straightaway attains “Moksha”!
From this instance we can clearly infer how music can elevate us to the highest state of “Moksha” or “Vaikunta”, isn’t it? Thus, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna proves this point through His divine flute and for today, let us enjoy and experience this event, as we wait for the next episode to continue with the divine “Krishna-Leela” further! Stay tuned! 🙂