In the previous episode we had witnessed Bhagawan Bala-Krishna teaching Akroora an important lesson for going a bit too much on his “I” attitude. We’ve witnessed how Akroora for a moment was thinking that it was only because of him that Bhagawan Bala-Krishna was moving on with His divine duties. However, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna was prompt to give a “pat” on Akroora’s head! Bhagawan Krishna has this habit always – If someone is trying to be oversmart, He would immediately “swing into action” and show who He really is. This is the same treatment meted out to Indra, Bhagawan Brahma, etc. when they tried to underestimate Bhagawan Bala-Krishna as a mere ordinary child. Akroora was no exception here – Although being an ardent devotee, Akroora’s mind slipped for a moment into the Maya, and Bhagawan Krishna was quick enough to bring him back to normalcy. As Bhagawan Bala-Krishna showed His omni-presence when Akroora was standing in the Yamuna waters, he was taken to the cleaners! Akroora realized his folly then and there and understood that it was Bhagawan Bala-Krishna who was using him as an instrument to execute His divine tasks.
This is the realization that all of us should cultivate as we move forward with our spiritual pursuit – We should have the maturity to dedicate all our Karma to Bhagawan’s divine lotus feet. We should realize that Bhagawan is using us as an instrument to achieve something big for the benefit of the world. For instance, this blog on “THE INDIAN DHARMA” is being written for the past four years now. This can be attributed in two ways – The first way is me taking the credit for it! I can easily say that it is only due to my consistent effort and persistence that this blog is successfully entering into the fifth year of its existence, with over 1.5 lakh viewership from almost 110 countries. I can be proud of myself for this feat. However, Bhagawan doesn’t like this. The reason Bhagawan doesn’t like such an attitude is because the reality is different, and this is the second way of attributing it – It is He who is using me as an instrument to propagate His “Charitra” through my writing and through this blog, which serves as a platform for thousands of readers to enjoy Bhagawan’s divine experiences. If such is the reality, how can I take credit for this fully? Thus, we need to understand that everything that happens in this world, including the bad and evil, is for a definite purpose and it is Bhagawan who fuels all of it for some reason, best known only to Him.
We would have witnessed this in our life too – At times when we’re going through a rough phase in our life, we tend to get sober and undergo a lot of suffering in numerous ways. However, it is upto us to take it in the right spirit – This suffering that has come to us, is a resultant of our own past “Karma”, isn’t it? We’ve already witnessed this point many times when we discussed the “Karma Theory” in detail. If we’re going through a bad phase in life, we should understand that our “Paapa” account is getting washed away. Similarly, if we’re going through an extremely good phase in life, our “Punya” account is getting washed away. Ultimately we should remember that we would be able to attain “Moksha” only when both these accounts are nullified! Hence, whenever we undergo suffering, we should understand that it is for a good purpose. Indirectly, Bhagawan is trying to wash away all our “Paapa-Karma” by making us undergo the suffering. If we take it in this way, life becomes smoother, and we would also be able to strengthen our spiritual pursuit. Thus, the important point that we should understand today is that, whatever actions that we do, Bhagawan is behind each and every thing – Be it good or bad. Ultimately our birth in this world as a human being is itself for a purpose, isn’t it? The purpose of Bhagawan giving us this human birth with access to all the spiritual material is for us to use all this and attain “Moksha”. Our focus should only be on the ultimate goal and should try and not deviate away from it. This is what Akroora’s lesson teaches us.
Moving on thus, Akroora is now back on the chariot and the journey to Mathura continues. Bhagawan Bala-Krishna and Balarama are excited as they near the city limit of Mathura. They’ve so far been only in a rural setup, and it is for the first time in their lives that they’re entering a city. They’re amazed at seeing tall buildings and rows of houses here and there as they enter. So for today, let us also join hands with the two children and enter Mathura city along with them! 🙂 We shall wait till the next episode to witness what Bhagawan Bala-Krishna did next at Mathura! Stay tuned for an absorbing accord! 🙂