Sri Krishna’s Mission

Lord Krishna preaching Bhagavad Gita

Lord Krishna preaching Bhagavad Gita

God acts according to the wishes of His sincere devotes,Sri Krishna agrees to go as an emissary and bring about a rapproachment between the Pandavas and the Kauravas, avoiding the path of war in settling their dispute. Fully aware that His errand will not be a success, He complies with the request of His devotees (the Pandavas). Only Sahadevs declares that a battle is inevitable.

Sri Sengalipuram Anantarama Dikshitar in his discourse referred to the several occasions when Krishna showed His real form as Sri Vishnu to many of His devotees, irrespective of their status. Vedanta Desika has mentioned about Sri Krishna’s darshan to a fruit vendor, who, struck by His beauty (asla child) presents Him with cherries. When her basket gets emptied, she looks up, only to witness His magnificent stature. At the same time, her basket is filled with priceless diamonds.

When preparations for the Kurukshetra battle are ready, Yudhishtirar gets depressed at the possible aftermath and urges Sri Krishna to prevail upon Duryodhana to come to terms, thereby averting bloodshed. Arjuna and surprisingly even Bhima and Nakula share this view, although Sri Krishna makes it plain that one cannot expect fair play from Duryodhana. As He sets out on His task Draupadi reminds Him of the humiliation she had suffered at the hands of the Kauravas and Sri Krishna assures her, whether there be a war or a treaty, those who had insulted her will be duly punished.

Duryodhana refuses to part with even a square inch of territory and Gandhari’s advice too proves a waste. Waste. Duryodhana thinks of binding Sri Krishna with ropes,the latter takes His Viswarupa, in which the entire universe is visible. The elders, including Dhritarashtra, whose eyesight is restored for the nonce, worshipped the Lord. Ultimately, the Pundavas win the war, proving that Dharmam and Satyam will always triumph. Throughout this mighty epic, the Mahabaratham, the value of these two qualities and the Pandavas’ adherence to them them in spite of the worst trials, are underlined.

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