In the previous episode, we had witnessed Bhagawan Krishna extending the conversation further with Balarama, in order to advise him not to spread “wrong” information by saying that those who follow “Dharma” are the ones who are suffering a lot. Bhagawan Krishna has various narratives to prove Balarama wrong – He invokes the “Karma” theory once again here, to highlight the point that perhaps Yudishtra is on the verge of attaining the highest “Moksha”, as maybe only his “Paapa-Karma” is left over to be burnt. Maybe once this is burnt away with all the suffering that he is currently undergoing, Yudishtra might become eligible to attain “Moksha”. Hence, without knowing the in-depth situation about anybody, Bhagawan Krishna advises Balarama to not pass some generic and vague statements like this, without any proof. This might end up misleading a lot of people and especially those who are against us! For those who are atheists, these kinds of statements will add more fuel to their fire of building up false narratives, and hence, Bhagawan Krishna advises Balarama to maintain some amount of sanctity to the laws of nature and “Karma”.
As Balarama listens to Bhagawan Krishna’s lengthy accord thus, he replies back, “Oh Krishna! Whatever you’re saying is correct. I completely agree! However, my heart cannot be without melting towards the suffering that the Paandava brothers are currently undergoing. No matter whatever “Dharma” and “Karma” are existing and might be true as well, I cannot see Yudishtra and Co. in this state of affairs. Let us do one thing – We shall declare war against Duryodhana now itself and let “Dharma” win during the war. I shall also take all my weapons and come. Let us together march towards Hastinapura and call Duryodhana and Co. for a war now. Let us make sure that “Dharma” wins and in that way, Yudishtra’s suffering can come to an end. Let us start immediately!” As Balarama says thus, Bhagawan Krishna is still not happy with him. Bhagawan replies thus, “Oh Balarama! You’re still not understanding the in-depth truth about “Dharma” and its functioning. What was the mandate given by King Dhridarashtra? It is twelve years of exile and one more year of “Agnyaata-Vaasa” isn’t it? Yudishtra’s “Dharma” is to follow the mandate and finish these twelve years plus the one year of “Agnyaata-Vaasa”. Perhaps later on if the situation gets better at that time, who knows? We might not even need a war! Duryodhana will automatically hand over the Indraprastha kingdom back to Yudishtra. If this happens, everything will be smoothly concluded, isn’t it? Hence, Balarama! Please do not show your hurry in everything! Things will take place in their own pace only and as per Bhagawan’s divine will! There is a time for everything in this world, and who are we to alter Bhagawan’s divine wish? Hence, we should go with the flow, rather than going against it! If we do so, we would end up acting against Bhagawan’s wish, and we might end up on the wrong end! Hence, my take here is very simple – Let Yudishtra finish these thirteen years of exile period. We shall decide on the next course of action after that!”
Thus, Bhagawan Krishna makes His stance very clear – Whatever is the “Dharma” path, the Paandavas will never deviate from it even an inch. They will follow “Dharma” inch by inch, no matter whatever hurdles come in the middle. If at all there is a necessity of a war in the future, Yudishtra will still go for the war, if it is the question of protecting the “Dharma” through it! This is exactly what happened towards the end isn’t it? So for today, let us understand Bhagawan Krishna’s declaration very firmly and let us wait till the next episode to witness further! Stay tuned! 🙂