The external world visible to us in its myriad forms appears solid and real. But few who know art of discrimination realize this beautiful world of us as no more than an illusion. Great souls have incarnated at various intervals to explain mysterious phenomenon of nature.Lord Krishna stands above all.He was not just a great soul but he was Lord Supreme. The “sixteen kalas”(sixteen attributes) which constitute facet of Great Purusha(Supreme Being ) namely Prana, faith, the five great elements,the sense, mind ,food ,strength, thoughts, mantra, karma, world and names manifested in him in full glory.
During childhood he displayed great feat of valour by killing a large number demons including Pootana, Aghasur and Bakasur that represented our evil mental vrittis(tendencies).Some unholy minds –the charlatans-frown over Krishna’s association with the Gopis,making it at par with some sort of illicit relationship. Well, it’s really hard to bring any substantial changes in perceptions of such blockheads who are being swayed by the Tamasic tendencies.
Little they are aware of the highest plane of consciousness, which is seat of functioning of these great souls.It’s of little importance to them whether they are living in palace or a hut, whether they are in company of beautiful woman or a madman. Taking note of our poor state of mind, we should at least refrain from engaging in senseless criticism.
Lord Krishna was a great statesman. Although he could have saved his face by distancing away from the great crisis that loomed large over the Pandavas, the Lord preferred to represent them. It wasn’t lack of sincere effort on part of Krishna that resulted in war between Pandavas and Kauravas.It was haughtiness of Duryodhana that blocked all other options other than war. Nevertheless, battlefield of Kurukshetra prepared the ground for Sri Krishna to deliver eternal song –the Bhagavad Geeta. The humanity would always remain grateful to him for His great gesture.
The great sage Sukadeva in praise of Govind says “Thou are the highest in the highest! Who can sing your infinite glory?” After witnessing the “Virat Swaroop”(The Great Form) of Lord Sri Krishna the overwhelmed Arjuna accepting him to be the father of whole creation says, “ No one is equal to you, nor can anyone be one with you. How then could there be anyone greater than You within the three worlds Lord of immeasurable power.”
Lord Krishna freely engaged in all sorts of activities. But for the sake of the welfare of people he solely shunned everything including his love for Radhaji. The poverty of physical language leaves on helpless while describing love of Radha and Krishna. Even the most insensitive heart is spellbound by novelty of intimate relationship between them. Observing Sri Krishna at human level we find that isolation severely affected him to an extent that in the later part of his life Krishna was left all alone. If one wishes to take notice one would certainly find that throughout His life amid company of high and rich he remained aloof.
Lord Krishna is always with those who sincerely pursue cause of truth. After all, he has promised to help seekers in all the ages and there is little to raise doubt over it. He has never failed in keeping his promises though at times delay takes place to test the sincerity of the seekers.
Lord Krishna says that we should “seek not for life on earth or in heaven. Thirst for life is an illusion. Knowing life to be transitory, wake up from dream of this ignorance and strive to attain knowledge and freedom before death claim thee.” Therefore, believing his words let’s try to add new dimensions in our earthly journey having Krishna both in heart and mind.