Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Krishna-My Guru My Inspiration
Aadhou devaki devi garbha jananam, Gopi gruhe palanam,
Mayaa poothana jeevithaa apaharanam, govardhanodharanam,
Kamsa chedana, kouravadi hananam, kunthi sutha palanam,
Ethad bhagawatham purana kaditham sri Krishna leelamruthamThe Lord, born of Devaki’s womb, brought up in the house of Gopi (Yasoda), killed the wicked Putana of illusive form, and lifted the Govardhana hill, killed Kamsa and Helped in killing the Kouravas,the and protected the sons of Kunti. This is in short the ancient story of Bhagawatha, Which describes the nectar like play of Lord Krishna.
Today Krishna Janmashtmi We allcelebrates the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, the eight avatar of Lord Vishnu. The festival is celebrated on the eight day of the Krishna Paksha of the month Shravan (August - September) in Hindu calendar. At midnight on ashtami, the divine baby Sri Krishna was born in Kamsa's prison.
I was always fascinated by two of the Gods GodessDeviKamakshi and Krishna .They both are my favourite . Whenever I feel mentally disturbed my attention invariably turns to Lord Krishna. I consider him as my Parent, Guru, Good friend, and my Guide of my Life. Lord Krishna is that truth, He is pure knowledge, pure bliss, pure love and the embodiment of dharma.
Seeing Krishna as a perfect personification of divinity, to this day hundreds of millions of people pray to him, chant his names, meditate on his form and try to put his teachings into practice. "His glory is unsurpassable. His story is a source of joy and inspiration for people from all walks of life. Throughout his life, Krishna enacted so many roles. A child of Yashoda; a brother of balarama, a charioteer and He was Arjuna's counsel ,a warrior, Draupadi's friend ,a disciple, a guru, a cowherd, a messenger, the beloved of the gopis, Lord Vishnu's incarnation, people's God and a lot more.
We think of Krishna as a child, very active, mischievous who enjoyed every bit of his childhood. But in reality He was born in a prison, his parents were imprisoned; He was brought up in a small village, while he deserved to be a part of royal palace. His own uncle Kamsa tried everything to turn his life into hell .Daily one or the other demon was sent to take away his life. Even Lord Brahma and Indra created trouble for him. His own nephew Sishupaal was after his life. In spite of all these adversities he lived his life happily.
Krishna Love everyone equally – Krishna was loved by everyone because he loved everyone equally. Krishna never forgot his childhood friends or the favours done for him. At the right opportunity and when his friends like Sudhama were in need, he always helped them with many times what they expected.
He remained calm and smiling Whether the circumstances were favourable or unfavourable, his smile—the mark of complete contentment—never left his face. Even in the battlefield of Mahabharata, the mother of all battles, Krishna was always smiling. There was not a trace of adverse emotion His smile proclaimed to the world that his birth and life were completely blissful.
Sri Krishna is considered as Jagatguru; he is the teacher of all.“Gu” Kara means the darkness and “Ru” Kara means the remover of the darkness. On account of the power of removing darkness, the teacher is known by the significant name “Guru. In Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna emphasizes the importance of Guru.
My Favorite Lord Krishna's Quotes I try to apply in my day today life:
Whatever happened, was good, what's happening, it's going well, whatever will happen, will also be good. You need not have any regrets for the past. Do not worry for the future. Live in Present.
What do you got, that you cry? What you brought, that you lost? What did you produce, which has destroyed? You did not get anything with you, whatever is there, you received from here(earth). Whatever you will give, you will give here. Whatever you took, was given by God. Whatever you gave, you gave to him.
You came empty-handed and you will go empty-handed. Which is yours today, belonged to someone else yesterday, will belong to someone else tomorrow. All these things, which give you happiness, is the reason of sorrow.
Krishna's teach us that this life is not for being sad and depressed, it is one of joy and happiness –He is inspiration to all.!