This is very magnificently given to us in this sonorous, soul-lifting and powerful style of the Mahabharata. Only those who know Sanskrit can appreciate the literary beauty of Vyasa; but even in a translation, one may enjoy it because of the magnificent high pitch of language used. Arjuna was saved from many calamities. He looked around and said to Arjuna, “How could you do this? Very politely, smilingly, Sri Krishna enjoyed the peels. Sadhguru once said that in a way he downloaded Krishna, Krishna In the Tenth Skanda, the Tenth Book of the Srimad Bhagavata, Vyasa describes to us in great detail the early life of Krishna and his home life—his family life, we may say. Every one in the story as far as i read, did a mistake willingly... even if they know that it's wrong (adharma) but, Abhimanyu...who's just a 17 year old boy, who never made a mistake as far as the story is up to, died in the war. It is action to the core, and action not bringing any good to oneself. Then Balarama got up. When we are talking eye for an eye the focus is on a tactical retaliation coming out of not knowing what else to do. Anti-venom administered to save life of a snake bite victim is also prepared using the same poison. In one sense, we may say the Mahabharata follows the Srimad Bhagavata. Che Guevara? Krishna's actions are not tactical. That is how we see him making his presence in the court of Drupada at the swayamvar of Draupadi. Nitish Bharadwaj thought he was not experienced … Duryodhana and his brothers, with the help of Dhritarashtra, did not allow them peace. Eshwari " Sorry i could not grasp your arguement as i really dont know what is athma". Why do you talk of binding him? That is all that happened. Yudhisthira said, “Sri Krishna, I am ashamed to send you as my messenger. Patcy N in Mumbai N itish Bharadwaj is one of the most successful and recognisable characters on television, thanks to Doordarshan's hugely popular serial Mahabharat and of … Ofcourse he is maintaining a certain equilibrium and a certain personality for whatever purposes he has, but he is never the same. Thank you. You have to read between the lines in the Mahabharata, not merely the lines. The way he answered the question with such ease, He made such a complex situation look so simple. Non violence is in the fact of not being the one to initiate trouble in the first place. Subscribe now. I hope you see my point. Daily musings from the mystic. Nitish Bharadwaj didn’t want to play Kris hna. Then trying to burn the Pandavas in the palace that was built of lac and sulfur, and again cheating them out of their kingdom. Sri Krishna asked, “How did you happen to come here?”, They replied, “We heard that you have a mission here in the court of the Kauravas. He did not say what he was doing was right – he knew it was wrong. He had conquered all his contemporaries, but he was such an egoistic man that he wanted to go on fighting—but whom to fight? Krishna in Mahabharata says, “What they are doing is adharma; what we are doing is also adharma, but we are doing it with an intention of establishing dharma. If I miss something here, then please tell me, because I really don't see where is the contradiction in what Sadhguru said. He does not tell the passenger to get down first. Upon arrival at the battlefield and seeing that the enemies are his family, his grandfather and his cousins and loved ones, Arjuna is moved and says his heart will not allow him to fight and kill others. Now I think we need more Krishnas, more Sadhgurus and more people with deep understanding about life, people with long term visions and not with "good" short ambitions to prove their childish ignorance. Everything was ready. Now why are you interfering with me? I think there is a small correction needed. I can take care of myself. Sit down,” he said. colossal evil and as the story is presented, it was a necessary evil as a Why would he give up his dharmic badge to help a handful of warriors in exile ? Gajendra Chauhan had already shot a few episodes for the role of Krishna in BR Chopra's Mahabharata. But the public life of Krishna, which is of a different character altogether, is found only in the Mahabharata. Many kings attempted, but Arjuna succeeded. Anyhow, you are in this condition. He said to Jayadrada, “Don’t worry. Yudhisthira knew the secret. Will you let him die like this? MUMBAI: BR Chopra's Mahabharata which is currently being aired on Doordarshan has taken everyone down the memory lane. It was Krishna and not Arjuna who explained to Subadra about the Chakravyuha when Abhimanyu was still in the womb. You want to stay here for thirteen years? Then Sri Krishna sat down. So he prayed to Brahma, “Give me some man with whom I can fight.”, Brahma thought, “Look at his terrible ego. Only four people could see him, they say—Vidura, Drona, Bhishma and Sanjaya, and the rishis, of course. The one who is in present can decide to do anything for establishing DHARMA, as far as possible within the legal framework but if it is must will break the law also but in very selective and do or die situations. We may say that the intention of Vyasa in writing about the life of Sri Krishna in the Mahabharata is to demonstrate the character of a most unselfish life of perfection. Mistake by any one of them the owner or the thief will lead to their own results... and then you can't blame god, why I was caught, I already prayed to you or why my house was robbed, I too prayed to you... somehow, we know about what krishna did... and so we all are judging him like a scholars... Satyaki became conscious again and looked around, completely bewildered. Krishna is a man established in present. Even if I throw them into the jungle and thorns, they prosper.” Then it was that he played the trick of dice. Everybody is here; all help is here. Then Sri Krishna said, “The peel was more tasty than the plantain because the peel was offered in the ecstasy of love, and now the ecstasy has come down. The other Mahabharat cast members include Roopa Ganguly, Pankaj Dheer, and Punnet Issar among many others. knows? Krishna’s influence truly extends further and beyond the epic itself. Go to someone else.”, “No. Narada, who visited Indraprastha, said, “I have never seen a palace of this kind. He wanted to quit the battle and go home. Wonderful is the Srimad Bhagavata. Go and meet him yourself.”. All wise people here know the purpose for which I came. So I do not suggest any kind of insulting or pain-giving attitude on the part of people here. Then Jayadratha stood up, thinking it was night, because he wanted to see the funeral pyre of Arjuna, who would be falling into the fire. The peels were swallowed, and when Vidura realised it, he wept, “Oh, what have I done!” He then offered the plantain. I don’t know if I have to say anything.”, Then Parasurama got up. Satyaki had been a staunch and a reliable lieutenant to him for many years. Dice was played; the Pandavas were made slaves, and Draupadi was insulted. She said, “Have you gone crazy? He came there and held a conference. “All right, as you wish. Sri Krishna helped the Pandavas in levelling the ground. Mahabharat is back on television screens and so is Nitish Bharadwaj as Krishna, almost three decades after he shot for the show. Arjuna vowed that before sunset the next evening he would finish Jayadratha; otherwise, he would enter into fire. He has taken the buttermilk. You can choose the vast army which is almost invincible—Narayani Sena, it is called. Jayadratha was not killed. I think here Krishna's actions cannot be compared to chi guevara's policies of eye for an eye. Among the many writings of Vyasa on this … To establish dharma on earth Krishna played the key role in the Mahabharata war. Sri Krishna reprimanded him for his mood of melancholy, and again showed the Visvarupa which he showed in the court of the Kauravas. Then starts his more active life in the field of society wherein he has to set right various defects, errors, anomalies and disharmonies in the society of those days. He is not a beggar. “I am very grieved at this scene,” said Sri Krishna. They had great obedience to him in spite of disagreeing with him. In a few minutes he wound up the whole thing. 1. What are you going to give me?” He never uttered a word about himself. He is not a man to take that. They did not enter the hall. Arjuna came later on. Dorin "Why should we be concerned about images of sadhguru". Satyaki attacked Burishwara, but after some time, Burishwara knocked down Satyaki from his chariot. It was your grace that has brought us to this state of glory.” He wept. He was partial to Duryodhana because he was a Guru of Duryodhana. “How could it be possible, a Brahmin boy defeating all the princes and kings?” They could not understand how this could be. He wanted to be the chariot driver, not the generalissimo or the field marshal in the army. Read the answer. Are we not seeing things properly?”. In this story, we look at the basis behind these actions through some vividly narrated incidents from the battle. And then the Udogya Parva closes and the Bhishma Parva starts, where we have the incident of cosmic vision bestowed upon Sanjaya by Vyasa in order to describe to him the events of the forthcoming war, and people rushed into the field of battle. Both Kauravas and Krishna tweaked the rules for their advantage. The level of injustice that Duryodhana, Shakuni, Karna, and all the others created from day one was too high, from the time they tried to murder Bhima by poisoning him, and by tying him up and putting him in the river. People did what they wanted and killed each other at will. This is wat he mentions as the eye [eye for an EYE] when u see with that eye there is no world only athma so he refers as blind in vision with normal eye. May I ask "what is truth" first.. also sadhguru himself said that truth is not relative. what about adharma that happens to common man in today's world inflicted by corrupt minds, corrupt co-workers, governments and armies? Map showing the place Kurukshetra, in the state of Haryana, India. A- A+. that is like pre-emptive war... or the goal justifies the means... the world biggest cancer, the idea that perpetuates the war... the Mahabarata is a warmongering epic... sorry, it just can't brainwash me. (Spoken on Sri Krishna Janmasthami in 1972) Krishna Dvaipayana Vyasa is the biographer of Bhagavan Sri Krishna. This is why, Krishna, I have agreed to this proposal of your going. I want help from you. When he saw Burishwara sitting there, his old emotions and rage took over. Karna aimed it at Arjuna’s forehead, and was about to shoot and kill him. But when Krishna does, how does it qualify as leela? Ofcourse there are many people who think they have great ideas to implement in the world, but along the history we have seen what did those who appealed to any means for their "good" intention. Krishna knew his abilities and limitations, and that Satyaki could not defeat Burishwara. I cannot do anything. I shall look to the matter.”, When Sri Krishna arrived in the court of the Kauravas, wonderful arrangements for reception were made on the orders of Bhishma and Dhritarashtra, against the wishes of Duryodhana. is a part of him. The greatness of a perfected person, the greatness which is identical with humility and goodness and unselfishness—that can be read not only in the lines of the Mahabharata, but also between the lines of the Mahabharata. He thought there was something wrong with the throne—that the leg was broken or something. Anyone who has Kshatriya blood in him wouldn’t do such a dastardly act. Even if I am not hungry, I may eat if it is offered with tremendous love. There is no mention of Krishna again for a long time, until thirteen years are over and they entered the fourteenth year. It was all a miracle that in crucial moments his presence was not seen. The war of Kurukshetra itself was the great act of Adharma and it belonged to both sides. Vijay R "How does sadhguru know why krishna did what he did". They were driven out. He never deceived anyone, he even tried to save his relatives and was always in a right path. The Role of Sri Krishna in the Mahabharata. He wants to bind me. Don’t do this, Satyaki!” But Satyaki loped off Burishwara’s head, while the latter was sitting with eyes closed. I am ready just now.”, And Arjuna said, “I think it is all right. And then the Bhagavadgita continues. When he got down, the whole chariot, together with the horses, burst into flames and was reduced to ashes. He did not say anything, and ate the peels. It was given to Bhagadatta through Narakasura once upon a time, from a divine source. It is about the intentions in the moment.. If the Pandavas would have lost, the earth would be strife with evil, and Krishna clearly wasnt manifest on the earth to allow evil to reign. In my understanding there's no confusion, Sadhguru is still saying the same thing, he's not defending Krishna here. He went to the court of the Kauravas, but refused the hospitality of Duryodhana. Arjuna, what do you want?”, Arjuna replied, “I want help in the impending war, which is inevitable.”, Duryodhana said, “I have also come for the same purpose. I think dharma is not inflexible set of rules but is an intelligent way of living. That is the essence of unselfish, perfect action. Krishna said, “This man Bhagadatta will finish you if you do not meet him. It became more complicated, and Sri Krishna had to help Arjuna from various calamities and catastrophes. “You foolish man! Is this Sadhguru of yours analyzing Lord Krishna?? No person thrives in this world by egoism.”, He told the story of a king called Damodava, who was king of the whole Earth. Duryodhana, you wait for your destiny.”. Thank you. I am going back. Lustrous he became, and blinded were all people who could not see him. “After all, he is my grandfather. Everything i think could be past or future. When the dice game was played, Sri Krishna was not present. a house owner always prays to god before going to sleep to protect his from robbery or theft. So in that context I think For the main article on Krishna, see Krishna.'' We shall see that a beautiful palace is built there which will vie even with the palace of Indra.” And a wonderful palace was built—shining, excelling Duryodhana’s palace. Then we know what happened to the Pandava brothers—the great hardship that they had to pass through. That was Krishna. I think someone who has not reached yet the ultimate, someone who still lives in his/her personal ideas and impresions imposed by a certain society about right and wrong, good and bad, is definitely not qualified to act in the world towards this aspects. He did not know what was happening. He knew he was right as he was a realised being and did not divide the world between who are capitalist and who are proletarians.. Duryodhana told him that this would not be good for their reputation. Glorious is the day of Sri Krishna Janmasthami. When Arjuna saw that the king was left unprotected, he got concerned. Sadhguru looks at the essence of what the story of Mahabharat represents, and explores crucial episodes of the epic - from Duryodhana's choices to Krishna's role … ..nd yes dey wanted pandavas to win..coz dey wanted to teach a lesson to kalyug people wat should b the punishment nd result of any typ of physical harrasment of a grl..coz 1st sign of appearing of kalyug was wen day by day grls would b killed nd phyical harrased by people.. Q1: If killing is right or wrong?. October 23, 2015; Uncategorized; admin; Leave a comment; The ‘Kurukshetra War’ is described in the Indian epic ‘Mahabharata’ as a conflict, fought between two groups of cousins of an Indian Kingdom called Kauravas and … For me this makes perfect How can anyone experience just present without knowing past and future. In case he had the strength, he would have done that, but even an eye for an eye did not help him win. In both way i experienced it. For the main article on Krishna, see Krishna. He studied how the child Arjuna was devoted and dedicated and then chose him to impart knowledge about Divyastras. Then, when the war was all over, Sri Krishna said to Arjuna, “By providence, your work is done. Did he not practice what he taught? "Multiple level of truths" yes there is multiple of truths, whatever you experience that is truth for you. They suffered very much, but nobody came there. Narada and Parasurama and other great rishis came uninvited, so they were standing outside. Some lesson has to be taught to them.”. Q7: If killing is right or wrong?. That is how I see this situation. A second time dice was played, and this time the condition was that they go to the forest and remain there. Then he saw her in a mysterious way and saved her honour by supplying celestial garments which flowed like lightening through the windows of the court, as it is told to us. You come back!” Twice Sri Krishna jumped like that in the Bhishma Parva. He wants someone to fight with. They may attack you and harm you. Sadhguru answers the question whether our own minds are really working against us on the spiritual path. He never gave an opinion or made any suggestion. Bhishma was the commander-in-chief of the other side, and he worked for the massacre of the whole Pandava army. As: Dwarkadheesh Bhagwan Shri Krishna. It all depends on the situation in which a person is placed. I think a lie is counteracted by a lie. The weapon knocked off Arjuna’s crown and made him faint for some time, but it did not enter his head as intended. why didn't krishna save him? Krishna in Mahabharata says, “What they are doing is adharma; what we are doing is also adharma, but we are doing it with an intention of establishing dharma. It is difficult to read it without feeling a thrill, without hair standing on end, and without a tumult of emotion in one’s mind. He continued to go towards Jayadrada. After all history is easy to understand as it is narrative , so who will come to Dharm Gurus if we start believing ABSOLUTELY that Lord Krishna was incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The first day, they fought by the law. How is it that you have brought such valuable presents to us?”, Sri Krishna said, “Because the glory of the Pandavas has been seen today in the court of Drupada.”, Yudhisthira asked, “But how do you know that we are Pandavas?”. sense. In straight battle, only very few men could have defeated Abhimanyu. A6: Alas, thats cruel. “I shall live on biksha. But what costs are acceptable ? After his departure, Draupadi said to Yudhisthira, “You old man! inoculations. now, who should god listen to, And then another messenger was to be sent from the side of Yudhisthira to the Kauravas to finally settle the matter: “Is war essential, or can we get on without it?”. I am going. I don’t want anything now.” Immediately he changed his mind. Drona, Bhishma, Vidura, and all the wise people started speaking. We shall not be satisfied with anything short of war.” Then there is a very lengthy process of argument and counter-argument, suggestion and counter-suggestion, and so on. Sri Krishna said, “What help can I give you? When Dhritarasthra knew that the Pandavas were alive and had come back, he said, “Give them a part of the kingdom. You have come to the wrong place. Che guevara was working for achieving something in which he had self-investment.. Please don’t break your vow, because you had vowed you would not take up arms. They have escaped with the help of Vidura and they have come back victorious, putting all other princes to shame in the court of Drupada. U tried hard above.. but it does not cut ice with me. By Harmisha Chauhan. He connived with Dushasana, Sakuni and Karna: “We shall bind him and put him behind bars.” He was blabbering this in the court before all people. I ask you, wise friends in this assembly.” That was all he said. The rishis Narada, Parasurama and others were also present there. I am not in need of the army.”, Duryodhana thought, “I have taken the butter. You may be thinking that I am alone here—that I have no friends, no assistance, no support of any kind—and that you can bind me and throw me into prison. Krishna said, “Don’t mind if it is thorny. “I understand the whole situation. Guru Dhronacharya was an important role in Mahabharat. There is another story that when Sri Krishna entered the hall of the king of the Kurus, all got up except Duryodhana. a thief or dacoit prays to god for safely robbing or stealing a house. “We know the glorious purpose for which you have come, and nothing could be more befitting than your having kindly condescended to grace our place. u see not only with ur eyes it is because u have athma u see . 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