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Saturday, August 30, 2008

An Interesting Equation

Many charming stories about Lord Krishna are told... One of them is about His fight with the Serpent King Kaaliya. The (very) young Krishna jumps into the waters of a lake known to be inhabited by an extremely poisonous many hooded snake called Kaaliya. He emerges victorious (of course!) and is seen dancing on the many hoods of the snake.


As a "punishment", He charges the snake to become the guardian of the very waters he terrorized and protect the nearby villagers from other demons, etc.

Its a beautiful story... told to all young children in India and i think the world over to illustrate the bravery and spunk of Lord Krishna... but there is a fantastic interpretation that Guruji told us and it really blew my mind away when i heard it for the first time...


A snake signifies awareness, a heightened alertness, a desire for absolute perfection. And when a person has this, he becomes quite a terror to people around him, constantly berating them, scolding them because very few, if any, can live up to their standards. A person who is not so alert is very easy to get along with... but a person who has high standards and expects everyone around him to toe the line continuously becomes very much like Kaaliya the snake, spitting poison and fire on all around him :)

Krishna signifies Love. When Love is dancing on top of Kaaliya... When Love has defeated Kaaliya, then the same person who was earlier a source of fear to his surroundings, becomes a source of great peace...

Krishna brings about a very interesting equation:

Absolute perfection + Love = Bliss
for the person concerned as well as the people around him!

Krishna doesn't kill the snake, He just subdues it and then charges it to protect! So the Lord appreciates perfection, only by His presence (dancing on the heads of perfection) he converts a malignant terror into a benevolent guardian!

So all you perfectionists out there reading this... tinge your perfection with love (keep the Lord in your mind at all times, allow Him to dance on your head...) and give birth to Bliss inside you as well as all around you! :)

Jai Gurudeva!
love
bawa  

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23 comments:

Manish Panchmatia said...

JGD Bawa

Thanks for sharing this interpretation. Yes I anticipated that snake is symbol of awareness but after that, further I could not guess. :)

Yes, we all know this story/stories but Guruji brings insights to it. Keep posting such stories.

Regards
Manish
http://www.geocities.com/panchmatia_manish

bhawana kapoor said...

Thanks bau, pretty cool and simple.
Ya but did Krishna actually, practically do those things?
Like was there really, in History a girl called Radha, with whom Krishna would hang out?
I am really curious

Ajay said...

Jai Gurudev Bau

Once again a very beautiful interpretation. The equation is worth remembering.

Jai Gurudev
'J'

Anil said...

jgd bau
this was simply SUPERB
so deep knowledge yet told in such a fascinating manner....
pls keep posting many such stories ...

anil
(p.s - i have started blogging...i need to know how to put pics, mp3, videos on my blog.... help!!!)

vishesh said...

YAY !!!
coool ....
blew my mind away too !!!

Jay said...

wow

Balsree said...

Bau,

It will be nice if you give your own (possibly funny) interpretation for the same!

Crazy Gopi said...

Wow..What an awesome interpretation. When I was a child,I always used to wonder if all the stories we heard had any other significance apart from the obvious one of course..Now it all seems to fall into place so beautifully..

Wonder what we would have done without Gurudeva !! :-)

komal said...

JGD bau,
fantastic interpretation..
i like the equation .. just so precisely relates to the equation of life ...

vp said...

An absolutely stunning insight... loved the interpretation.
bao please read the following articles and comment on the

http://thehumanmind.blogspot.com/search/label/artofliving

eager waiting to read your comments..

amit said...

thanks bau!!
...i needed this most at this point of time :)

jgd....

hrishikesh said...

hmmm...

what about this one

absolute perfection(guruji)+ love(guruji)= bliss(guruji)

he is everything na..

Gayatri said...

DAT WAS A FANTASTIC INTERPRETATION BAU.......DIDNT EVEN GUESS IT COULD B LIKE DIS WEN READING D STORY..!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

JaiGuruDev! Thanks.... for always leading to right solutions!

Minnie said...

Wooooooooo...... You bet IT IS A MIND BLOWER... totalllyyyyyyy........
Still amaazeeeeeeddd....
:) :) :) :O :O

Niranjana said...

May Lord be in our minds all the times n keep dancing on our heads or More...
Jai Gurudeva:)

Kamlakar Patil said...

Amazing ...thanks!

Simply myself.. said...

simply awesome bhaiya!!

:)

now need to apply it into our lives ;-)
Guruji is amazing....whenever he says something like this, its always amazing....jai gurudeva!!

Siddheshwar said...

itz really mind blowing bau
thanx for sharing
jgd

Priya said...

woooooowwwwww

Srivi said...

Super....i shared this interpretation in class today(dance)..and everyone goes like...ooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!
very few including me were aware that Krishna didn't kill Kalia...waah waah!!

hamsa_tachyon said...

its a fantastic interpretation - and equation .. ja, used to be a perfectionist too - and then got toned down a little :)

richa said...

wow... i had no idea this simple story has such a deep meaning...

love u BnD
JAI GURUDEV

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