In the previous episode, we had witnessed Bhagawan Bala-Krishna and Balarama immediately making their way to Mathura city jail to release their parents. Kamsa had been killed, and the very next moment, Bhagawan Krishna’s thoughts flew towards His parents, Devaki and Vasudeva. Thus, the children made their way to the jail where they were lodged, released them off their clutches and freed them. Upon seeing the children after ten long years, Devaki and Vasudeva were beyond words. Tears rolled down their eyes as their parental love and affection took over. Bhagawan Bala-Krishna and Balarama immediately fell on their feet and seeked their blessings. Upon this, Vasudeva, who knew that his son is a “Paramatma” was shocked beyond words. How can he bless a “Paramatma”? It should be the other way, isn’t it? However, within a moment, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna induced the “Maya” into Vasudeva’s mind and with that, Bhagawan Krishna projected Himself as a normal child seeking his father’s blessings.
As this was happening, Mother Devaki had a wish – As she had missed seeing her child’s divine plays ever since He took birth, she wanted to see a “flashback” of all of it. As she expressed this wish to Bhagawan Bala-Krishna, He was more than happy to oblige to His mother’s request. Of course, Bhagawan Krishna knows the magnitude of what Mother Devaki has missed in her life – She has sacrificed seven children prior to His divine incarnation and on top of it, she has been totally isolated in the jail and haven’t had any opportunity to witness His childhood “Leelas” till date, even though she had the greatest opportunity in the world to be His biological mother. Accordingly, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna makes sure that Mother Devaki makes up for all that she has lost. With this, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna creates a big “flashback” in front of Mother Devaki’s eyes. Bhagawan Bala-Krishna blesses Mother Devaki with a pair of divine eyes through which she can see through all what happened at Gokula from the day Bhagawan Bala-Krishna set foot there.
This might be quite interesting for readers here – How can such things happen? Is it feasible? Why aren’t such things happening to all of us in this Kali Yuga? These are some questions that often plague our minds while we come across such interesting events, isn’t it? If we’ve to recollect our memories a bit, during our previous Ramayana project, we had seen how Bhagawan Brahma had blessed Valmiki Maharishi with a pair of divine eyes, wherein he could see through all of Bhagawan Rama’s divine tales one by one, with which, he was able to compile the Ramayana text. It should be remembered here that the Ramayana text was compiled by Valmiki Bhagawan only after Bhagawan Rama and Mother Sita were back from the forest after killing Ravana, and after getting crowned as the king of Ayodhya. Thus, with the divine “Sankalpa” of Bhagawan Rama and with the divine blessing of Bhagawan Brahma with the divine eyes, Valmiki Maharshi was able to witness each and every divine “Leela” that Bhagawan Rama performed from the day He incarnated till the day He was supposed to transcend back to Vaikunta. It should be noted here that Valmiki Bhagawan had even written down in the “Uttara Kanda” of the Ramayana text as to how Bhagawan Rama would be transcending to Vaikunta after He had completed all His agenda in this world. The divine eyes blessed by Brahma were able to witness this too, even though Bhagawan Rama was still ruling Ayodhya at the moment.
Similarly here too, we’re witnessing how Bhagawan Bala-Krishna blesses His mother with the divine eyes through which she can witness all what happened at Gokula till that day. We might wonder how all this is possible! Aren’t we watching “highlights” of a sport on the television today? For instance, if there was a cricket match going on the previous day, we’re able to see the “extended highlights” of that match the next day, isn’t it? We’re able to see who hit a century, which bowler took wickets, etc. isn’t it? If that is possible today, can’t it be possible in the previous “Yugas” too? Moreover, this concept of having “Divine eyes” is for a highly spiritual reason of seeing Bhagawan in the forefront, and not for some other petty worldly reasons. Valmiki Maharishi was blessed with the “Divine eyes” to compile the Ramayana text, which is one of the greatest contributions that he can make to our Sanaatana Dharma. Similarly here too, Mother Devaki witnessed how Bhagawan Bala-Krishna was transported from Mathura jail to Gokula by none other than His father, Vasudeva. Further, she witnessed how Bhagawan Bala-Krishna grew up at Gokula under Mother Yashoda and Nandagopa, how He neutralized various Raakshasas like Poothana, Pralambhaasura, Sakatasura, Kesi, etc. sent by Kamsa. Further, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna showed the divine “Kaaliya-Nardhana” event to His mother, as she was getting overwhelmed. In addition, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna also showed her the Govardhana episode too, wherein He lifted the Govardhana mountain single-handedly to save Gokula from the wrath of Indra. In this way, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna showed Mother Devaki each and every moment that He spent at Gokula! In similar lines, we know how Arjuna obtained the “Divine eyes” to witness Bhagawan Krishna’s “Vishwaroopa Darshan” at Kurukshetra amidst the warfield.
Such is the concept of the “Divine eyes”. We should understand here that these “divine eyes” are for a higher spiritual cause to understand Bhagawan deeply. So for today, let us also enjoy this “divine flashback” of Bhagawan Bala-Krishna’s Gokula tales, and let us wait for the next episode to move further! Stay tuned! 🙂