The previous episode saw the culmination of the discussion on how Bhakti-Maarga as illustrated by Bhagawan Bala-Krishna holds waters in this “Kali Yuga” as well. As we’ve witnessed in yesterday’s episode, just like how other “Yugas” had their own significances and positives, this present “Kali Yuga” too has its own. “Naama-Sankeerthanam” is one unparalleled significance that this “Kali Yuga” has, which other Yugas might not have had so important in them. The easiest way to attain “Moksha” is this “Naama-Sankeerthanam” or in other words, “Singing / Chanting Bhagawan’s divine names” and this is feasible very much in this “Kali Yuga”. It is for this reason we’re repeatedly stressing upon the important point of “Mantra-Chanting”, wherein if we’re able to control and channelize our mind into chanting, Bhagawan is automatically going to come closer and closer to us. So, rather than blaming the “Yuga” in which we are in, let us try to extract the maximum benefit from what we have in our hands.
Moving on thus, eventually Bhagawan Bala-Krishna neutralized the last Raakshasa sent by Kamsa, who was none other than “Arishtaasura” or “Kesi”. We’ve seen that Arishtaasura had a face in the form of a horse and he eventually tried scaring everyone away, only to be killed easily by Bhagawan Bala-Krishna. With this, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna successfully neutralized all the Raakshasas who came to Gokula in pursuit of Him. This happened right from Poothana, who came the very second day after Bhagawan Bala-Krishna reached Gokula, to Kesi here. There is a huge list of Raakshasas whom Bhagawan Bala-Krishna neutralized during His childhood days. This is in stark contrast with what Bhagawan Rama did all through His incarnation! 🙂 In our previous Ramayana project, we had witnessed at many occasions wherein Bhagawan Rama would leave behind one or two Raakshasas while killing others. He probably didn’t know the meaning of the word “perfection” (in the lighter sense of course) 🙂 For instance, when Bhagawan Rama and Lakshmana took on Thaataka and her sons, Bhagawan Rama killed SHubaahu and left Maareecha alone. This was the same Maareecha who came later on as the golden deer to fool Mother Sita, only to be abducted by Ravana at Panchavati. Had Bhagawan Rama killed Maareecha then and there, probably the abduction of Mother Sita would have never happened! Similarly when Bhagawan Rama killed the 14,000 Raakshasas at “Dhandaka-Vanam” (Janasthaanam), He killed 13,999 of them and left one unkilled! He was none other than the Raakshasa “Akampana”. It was this “Akampana” who went all the way to Lanka, explained to Ravana the entire story of Bhagawan Rama and the beautiful Mother Sita. It was this Akampana who instilled the desire in Ravana’s mind to have Mother Sita as his wife. Same thing happened with Soorpanaka too, isn’t it? As a Raakshasi, Bhagawan Rama should ideally have killed her. But He didn’t! He let Lakshmana to raze off her ears and nose and let her off! Thus, at every stage of the Ramayana, we would witness how Bhagawan Rama would leave His job “incomplete”! This incompletely left job would come at a later stage, haunting Him! 🙂
Whereas, on the other hand, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna was an epitome of perfection in this regard! Whomever came to Gokula village, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna ensured that none of them went back! Perhaps it would have been written in front of the Gokula village that it is a “One-way traffic” here! 🙂 Whoever comes here, cannot go back! This was the same for devotees as well, isn’t it? Of course, if Raakshasas come by, they would be killed. But if devotees like us go there, of course we wouldn’t come back, would we? Bhagawan Himself is there, waiting for us, and why on earth should we come back? Even now if we happen to pay a pilgrimage visit to Gokula, Vrindavan, etc., the spiritual vibrations are extremely strong there, and we would never have the heart to leave. Of course, we would have other life commitments, etc. and with a heavy heart we would walk out of these places. Such is the divinity of the place, and this is the reason why I’m repeatedly stressing to all our readers to visit these places in person to understand the complete essence of who Bhagawan Bala-Krishna is. Just by reading through this blog wouldn’t give us the real experience. It is like trying to taste an apple that is drawn on paper. How can we enjoy the taste of an apple by merely looking at a portrait of it drawn on a paper? We’ve to chew a real apple to enjoy its taste, isn’t it? Similarly here also, only if we visit the place, we would be able to experience the divinity of Bhagawan Bala-Krishna.
Thus, this is a gross difference between the two incarnations of Bhagawan Vishnu. Of course, we had this discussion on a lighter side, but we’ve to also understand that Bhagawan Rama left a few Rakshasas to escape because of various other valid reasons. Few of the valid reasons were discussed in our recent episodes as well and readers can skim through for the same. Now coming back to the context here, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna neutralizes the whole of Kamsa’s army of Raakshasas, and he is now left all alone to fend for himself against his deadly enemy. What is Kamsa going to do? How is he going to defend himself against Bhagawan Bala-Krishna? Let us wait till the next episode to find out! Stay tuned! 🙂