Interview with Krishna
The moment I saw Krishna’s radiant face, I experienced an utter bliss. Wow! An epitome of happiness, love and beauty. As my gaze turned towards his attire, I was perplexed for a while…. What? Krishna in a pink colored pajama with a blue colored t-shirt.
Krishna was engrossed in watching the world cup cricket on a LCD T.V – A classic India-Pak match.
“Pranam and good morning” I said. Krishna looked at me. His pleasant face beamed with a disarming smile.
He said “Hey, you…come on in…Sit down, Uday…” I sat down.
There was no chair – just a grass-mat. What a contradiction – Modern LCD and grass mat.
A sudden roar in TV. Sachin hit six. Krishna was very happy, jumping and applauding. Just like a kid.
Then after sometime, one ball came hurling from Pakistani bowler and Sachin was out.
Again, Krishna jumped up and applauded.
I got both annoyed and confused.
“Sir, are you with India or Pakistan?” I asked with an edge in my voice.
“I don’t take sides; I just enjoy the game…” Krishna smiled. Then asked me: “How come I am a ‘Sir’ today…You used to call me just Krishna”
“Sir, it is out of respect”
“I prefer love to respect…” again that disarming smile.
“Ok, can we start?”
“Of course, what would you like to have? Butter or a glass of milk?”
“This morning time? I prefer to have tea…”
Suddenly, a steaming cup of hot tea appeared in front of me. What an aroma!
“Ha ha…just a magic trick…don’t drink it…it just happened in your sankalp…”
“I guessed so” I wanted to hide my embarrassment.
“Don’t lie to me…I can see a thought before it comes to you…So don’t even think of manipulating yourself…I am ok even if you feel angry at me…” Krishna assured.
“Ok Krishna…you said, you don’t take sides…you mean to say you don’t support good people?”
“Two persons coming to me…a thief and a policeman…thief wants to steal something solid and policeman wants to catch the thief…whom shall I support?”
“Of course, the policeman…”
“Prima facie, right. But if the thief’s situation is pathetic and policeman is very corrupt?”
“Then, the thief”
“See – you are not sure and you are blaming me. Please do not evaluate anything based on your perception of truth; there are many more dimensions in life..I can’t take a side…everything, everybody has a purpose in the universe…it is all in existence…your assumption of good and bad is just your perception” (I remembered, Krishna never takes side, but was with Padavas as they were on the path of establishing the rule of the righteous)
“But you said in Gita that you would support good karma…”
“Yes – I definitely will. But that doesn’t mean I would support your version or concept of good karma. Your concept derives from your conditioning. And most of your concepts and perceptions are based on the inputs received from society, community or religion that you are from…Your right and wrong may not be that of mine. Socially right may not be cosmically right. Society is your creation.”
“Hmmm…But you promised that you would come back when the dharma chyuti (Dharma = the principle of cosmic order; Chyuti=destruction) happens…”
“From where should I come back? Where have I gone? I am here and now. You have seen me – lots of people are seeing me every moment…”
I paused for a moment.
“But in the Bhagawat Gita, you have promised….”
“Did you read it?”
“Did you understand it?” the tone of the question is not arrogance. It’s love.
“I think so…”
“But I don’t think so…the questioner was Arjuna, and the answer was to Arjuna or whoever has a subtle ego…I told him the situation won’t change, your attitude towards the situation should change…”
“Did his attitude change?”
“Yes, of course, the situation was the war-field in Kuruksetra – it didn’t change before or after I revealed Gita to him. But Arjuna’s attitude to the situation has changed…that’s what needed. All situations are provided. Why should you try to change or resist the situation? Accept it as is and then, respond or change your course of action, if you want…”
“That’s true…er..But I have a doubt…The Gita has at least 745 verses. Even if it takes one minute to read one verse, it will take 745 minutes = 12.41 hours. All those in the battlefield stood still till then?”
“No…I had sent Gita as ZIP file to Arjuna’s conscious. It’s beyond your knowledge and logic. Your science is yet to evolve and will take few more hundred years to reach that stage. You can now talk to somebody in USA over wireless connections. If you tell this to people who lived 100 years ago, would they believe it?” ….. From my book: “The Secret of Krishna’s Birth: Deciphering The Krishna Code”
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