" Wearing a peacock feather ornament upon His head, blue karnikara flowers on His ears, yellow garments as brilliant as gold and the Vaijayanti garland, Lord Krishna exhibits His transcendental from as the greatest of dancers as He entered the forest of Vrndavan, beautifying it with the marks of His footprints, He filled the holes of His flute with the nectar of His lips, and His friends sang His glories." (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.21.5)
Krishna is utterly incomparable, he is so unique. Firstly, his uniqueness lies in the fact that although Krishna happened in the ancient past he belongs to the future, is really of the future. Man has yet to grow to that height where he can be a contemporary of Krishna's. He is still beyond man's understanding; he continues to puzzle and battle us. Only in some future time will we be able to understand him and appreciate his virtues. And there are good reasons for it. The most important reason is that Krishna is the sole great man in our whole history who reached the absolute height and depth of religion, and yet he is not at all serious and sad, not in tears. By and large, the chief characteristic of a religious person has been that he is somber, serious and sad-looking -- like one vanquished in the battle of life, like a renegade from life. In the long line of such sages it is Krishna alone who comes dancing, singing and laughing. Religions of the past were all life-denying and masochistic, extolling sorrow and suffering as great virtues.
Krishna had no personal interest in the kingdom, or the emperorship. He was a man of letters, of philosophy, of arts and music. He liked beauty; he loved the beautiful, which was his passion. He was never ever distracted from his passion...
The Battlefield of Kurukshetra (India, about 3000 B.C.)
The future course of our history was being decided at the battlefield of Kurukshetra, not very far from the present day New Delhi, the Capital of India. The city was then known as Hastinapura.
It was great war between two important factions of the once united house of Bharata. But, it could have been just another war between cousins or close relatives, over some land dispute - had there been no interference by the Man, the Avatar of the Age, the Yuga Purusha - Krishna.
Krishna used the dispute among the Bharatas to collect all the forces of the known world. The House of Pandava Brothers, whom he favored, was not really the best choice. But, no other options were available. They were the better bunch than the opposing House of the Kaurava Brothers.
Unfortunately, the Kauravas had access to all the latest technologies, and Krishna was not at all sure if they would use the technology for the benefit of the world. They were not very open about their experiments and researches. They would not share their scientific knowledge with the rest of the world. They wanted to have a monopoly over the entire world.
Krishna saw that as a threat to the safety of mankind, to the freedom of men and women. Krishna could clearly foresee them enslaving the entire world and becoming the absolute power, the only force.
And that was not acceptable for him. He was against all enslavement and monopoly. He stood firmly for liberty, freedom, and democracy. Therefore, he chose the Pandavas, who at least shared the same vision with him.
The vision of Pandavas was like the original vision of the house of Bharatas. For centuries they not only ruled over a few states, but their sovereignty and emperorship was acknowledged by more than half of the world, which lived according to the democratic principal of that time.
They provided the alliances with the necessary economic aid whenever necessary, for they had the richest and most fertile land in the entire subcontinent. They had control over the wheat and cotton supplies, whereas the rest of the subcontinent was not suitable for growing wheat and corn. Yet, they did not take undue advantage of the people. The Pandavas shared their abundance with the less privileged.
So, it was due tot their generosity that the Bharatas could win over many, many hearts. States as far away as Gandhara, perhaps present day Kandahar in Afghanistan, were willing to enter into an alliance with them. Beyond Gandhara werer the states of Arvasthan, perhaps the present day of Arabia, famous for well-bred horses; and the lands of Aryans, perhaps present day Iran, Iraq and Syria. The house of Bharatas maintained good relations with all of them.
It was easy, since all of them shared the same common cultural roots... The same roots were also shared by the people living on the islands between Jambudvipa, now Indian Subcontinent,and the continent of Astralaya, perhaps present day Australia. This group of islands, numbering more than 20,000, was collectively called the Dvipantara or Nusantara - The Islands "In Between" - between Jambudvipa and Astralaya.
The house of Bharatas, was therefore very important. The head of the House played a very important and strategic role in the affairs of the then known world. In Krishna's opinion and his opinion was shared by the wise of the land, the Kauravas were not the right choice. They were greedy. Guided by an equally greedy uncle from Gandhara, they could easily enslave the entire world, depriving the free states of their kingdom.
So, Krishna took upon himself the role of Master Engineer.... He slowly engineered the war over a period of several years. He made the Pandavas learn different military strategies, make alliances, and acquire the tools of warfare - well ahead of the war. He even made sure that such news traveled to Hastina. He was being very provocative, for a good reasons though.
For centuries, many of the western indologist thought that the Mahabharata War just a legend, a myth. The latest discoveries prove beyond any doubt that the war did actually happen, and nuclear weapons were used in the war.
The findings of researcher Lee Hundley and archeologist Francis Taylor which were published in the January 1992 issue of World Island Review are mind boggling. Not very far from the site of the war, in the present day state of Rajasthan, heavy layers of radioactive ash have been detected. Even today there is a very high rate of birth defects and cancer in the area.
In an interview in 1965, J. Robert Oppenheimer (April 22, 1904- February 19, 1967) - known as "the father of the atomic bomb" - described the initial reactions as the fruit of their labors, the very first nuclear bomb (the Hiroshima bomb was the second one), detonated early in the morning of July 16, 1945 :
"We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed... A few people cried... Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture the Bhagavad Gita; Vishnu is trying to persuade the prince that he should do his duty, and to impress him takes on his multi armed form, and says, 'Now I am become death, destroyer of worlds.' I suppose we all thought that, one way or another."
The documentary, which was preserved for eternity, shows the scientist wiping away his tears while quoting the verse from the Bhagavad Gita, which is part of the Mahabharata Epic. He firmly believed that this was not the "first atomic bom" but the first atomic bomb in "modern times". He strongly believed that atomic weapons were used in ancient India.
for the Indians however, the Mahabharata has always been part of their history. Based on astrological information (positions of the stars,etc) provided by Veda Vyaasa, the author of the epic and an eye witness to the war, the Great War started at 06.30 in the morning of 22nd November, 3067 B.C.
This analysis is extremely precise and scientific, matching the astrological position of the Indian and the Julian Calendars.
Christ of Kashmiris, Anand Krishna, Page 97-102
Life is a play of energy; like a river it moves with its own energy. Krishna says man should live so that his action stems from his own energy, from its innermost source.
Krishna says if someone can think of him in his aum form -- which is beyond word and meaning -- at the moment of his death, he will attain to reality, to truth. Because aum is at the boundary line of the world and the beyond, one who can remember it at the time of his departure from the world is destined to be carried to the beyond. The real aum is an explosion; it emerges from the depths of your innermost being.
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