Episode # 482 – “Dharma will win, no matter how long it takes” – Bhagawan Krishna’s stern assurance!!!

In the previous episode, we had witnessed Yudishtra and Co. travelling to the “Prabhaasa Kshetra” in the Western Indian state of Gujarat, which is quite close to the city of Dwaraka. This “Prabhaasa Kshetra” is the place from where Bhagawan Krishna is going to transcend to Vaikunta, at the end of the Mahabharata story. As Yudishtra and Co. arrive at the Prabhaasa Kshetra, Bhagawan Krishna is quite eager to visit all of them, as it had been a long time since they met each other. Hence, Bhagawan Krishna, accompanied by Balarama arrive at the place where all of them are residing. Upon seeing the pitiable state of Yudishtra and Co., Balarama could not tolerate it any further, and thus vents out his frustration amidst all of them. Balarama laments that it is only the good people in this world who are always bearing the brunt of “Adharma”, and those who meticulously follow “Adharma” are extremely happy and content! If such is the case, why at all should one follow the path of “Dharma”, if it is so treacherous in nature? Balarama is more concerned with the physical and mental health of the Paandava brothers, especially Bheemasena who is supposed to have an excellent appetite for food. Since the Paandavas are struggling to get even their daily quota of three meals a day, Balarama’s heart is melting towards their health condition. 

However, as Balarama expresses himself, Sage Saathviki replies to him by saying that no matter whatever happens in this world, Yudishtra will never deviate from the path of “Dharma”. He will be taken care of, by Bhagawan in the right way at the right time. Even though nobody is certain about the future in hand, Sage Saathviki reposes faith on Yudishtra and his “Dharma” by saying that Duryodhana will pay for whatever he has done to the Paandava brothers! As Sage Saathviki says thus, Bhagawan Krishna also agrees. Now it is the time for Bhagawan Krishna to respond. What initially started as a genuine concern for Yudishtra and Co. by Balarama, slowly started turning into a “Dharma” vs. “Adharma” debate. Balarama somehow did not agree to what Sage Saathviki said. Both of them started arguing with each other at one point of time. It is at this time Bhagawan Krishna is going to intervene and issue the “Diktat” here! Bhagawan Krishna says thus, “Oh Balarama and Sage Saathviki! With all what is happening around us, I’m getting to a conclusion like this – Someone who proclaims to be a master in “Dharma”, talks all nonsense, and someone who doesn’t even know what is “Dharma” is extremely clear in what is right and wrong!” 

As Bhagawan Krishna says thus, nobody understood what He was trying to convey! 🙂 This is the same thing that Bhagawan Krishna does everytime with everyone! He would tell something very important, but not directly! He would point out someone in a very indirect way and nobody will understand anything! 🙂 Even here, Bhagawan Krishna is doing exactly the same thing – He is indirectly saying here that Balarama is talking nonsense, without taking his name! 🙂 However, Balarama is too smart to understand his brother’s words! Of course, Balarama has spent a considerable amount of time with Bhagawan Krishna and he knows how “smart” Bhagawan Krishna can be! Hence, as Bhagawan Krishna says thus, Balarama immediately quips – “Oh Krishna! I know that you’re trying to squarely pin-point me when you said that someone is talking nonsense! You can tell this directly on my face!” 

As Balarama says thus, Bhagawan Krishna laughs out loudly! He continues his reply thus, “Oh Balarama and Sage Saathviki! Please remember one thing – “Dharma” will always win in this world, no matter how much time it takes! Of course, “Dharma” will take a bit of a time and effort to walk the path. But, it doesn’t mean that people following “Adharma” are happy and content! I grossly discard this statement made by Balarama. But we’ve to understand one thing – If we say that people following the path of “Dharma” are suffering, we should define the word “suffering” here. Is the suffering for the “Atman” or for the “Deham”? Ordinary people would immediately claim that they are suffering, if their “Deham” is undergoing a difficulty! But for people who are “Dharma-Atmas”, the “Deham” undergoing suffering is merely nothing for them. Ultimately if their “Atman” is happy and content, it means that they are not undergoing any kind of suffering! For instance, if we fall sick, we say that we are suffering from a disease! However, for those who can clearly differentiate between the “Atman” and the “Deham”, this is never a suffering. This is because, they know very clearly that the suffering is for the “Deham”, which is temporary in nature, and not for the “Atman”, which is permanent in nature. Thus, if the permanent entity is happy, whatever happens to the temporary entity doesn’t really matter!” 

Bhagawan Krishna continues further thus, “Oh Balarama! Moreover, please remember one thing – If one has to reach “Moksha”, he / she should neutralize all the “Karma” that has been accumulated over the past, isn’t it? In that way, if it is a “Paapa Karma” that has been accumulated over time, the person has no other option but to experience the fruits of it, before attaining “Moksha”! If we look at this angle, whatever the Paandavas are undergoing right now is justified. Moreover, I’m not saying that they would never see the light at the end of the tunnel. Of course the “Dharma” that Yudishtra and Co. are meticulously trying to follow will win! But, it is subject to so many headwinds, which Bhagawan will take care of! Hence, let us not worry about these things. We should always go with the flow and should not pity upon others by seeing their suffering!” 

Saying thus, Bhagawan Krishna renders important advice to all of them present there! So for today, let us also understand this important point that Bhagawan is talking about here, because it is not only for them, but also for all of us today! We should pause here and introspect within ourselves and recollect this important advice from Bhagawan every time when we feel let down or sad! We shall continue with this discussion in the next episode as well! Stay tuned! 🙂 

Published by Dr. Jeayaram

Holds a PhD in Management Psychology from Universite Paris Saclay, Paris, France. Also an Asst. Professor of Human Resources management at Bharatidhasan Institute of Management (BIM) Trichy, India A professional South Indian classical musician (singer) performing concerts. Through this blog, I'm trying to bring out the richness of Indian culture & values and I request your support and feedbacks in making this humble effort a success!!

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