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Via Dolorosa

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by Akanksha1982, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. Akanksha1982

    Akanksha1982 IL Hall of Fame

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    This is just a thought (for fun) on how people view Krishna avatar. Do not intend to hurt any sentiments. Reader discretion advised.

    Hi, this is Krishna. See IL has become famous even here in heaven. All goddesses are glued to their laptops on IL. So I thought let me check out if my 16,108 wives are complaining about me on IL. Surfing around IL, i read
    http://www.indusladies.com/forums/snippets-of-life-non-fiction/265747-the-great-betrayal.html - a snippet of one of my incarnation Rama

    http://www.indusladies.com/forums/snippets-of-life-non-fiction/260981-in-pursuit-of-happiness.html - a snippet on Sita and life of God's family members

    So I thought of sharing my views as well. You know it is difficult to keep one wife happy, then think what it would be to keep 16108 wives happy!!:spin - well only God can do it. Forget about happy, to remember name is also difficult. So many same names as well.
    I can't call Bhadra-1, Bhadra-2 etc. Then they will think I ordered them in the order I love them and my world would be upside down.:drowning

    I use the retina technology which you denizens of the death loka are now getting used to and something like a Google Glass (I use the invisible one) which pops up the name when I look into their eyes. So the following dialog is common in my household,
    "Hi Kalindi, how are you?"
    "Oh You remember my name Krishna?"
    "Yes ofcourse, how can I forget you"
    "Leave it, yesterday, you told the same to Rukhmani"
    "Same technology.... I mean same husband ... I love you all equally. Kya karu mera dil hi kuch aisa hai (what do I do my heart is like that)"


    In this regard, you humans are smart, you call everyone "Darling" so no issue of mixing up names. Wish I had thought of that.


    Anyway, my earlier incarnation were similar to the earlier superstars of bollywood. Studious, well mannered, single goal, simple life, good wins over evil, etc. Then came my angry young man avatar - Rama Avatar. Having to live an orphan life even with having parents, complaining to Shiva, that
    "Aaaj kush to bahut hoge tum. Maa baap ke hote hue mein aanath jiya. Aaj meri biwi chin li tune. Maine tujse aaj tak kuch nahi maaga ..... (You must be happy today. Even with parents, i lived an orphan life. Today you took my wife away. I never asked anything from you...)"

    Having Bharat come in my dreams saying, "Mere paas Raj gaddi hai, mahal hai, Naukar chakar hai, aur mere paas maa bhi hai (I have the throne, palace, servants and i also have the mother)".


    Finally, going to the villian Ravana's adda (hideout) with my taporis and getting my beloved back. It was fun and I loved doing the incarnation. It has been adapted in various angry young man's movies in Bollywood.


    Then i knew that future generation people will not relate to the Angry young man image. So, in my next incarnation, i planned to be the King of Romance. So incorporated lots of Romance. Also, people will relate to miracles and believe in Spiderman, Shaktiman, Superman, Ra One, etc so had to have some miracle masala (lifting mountains, dancing on snake, etc). Then some comedy is also needed, so added some childhood comedy scenes as stealing butter, snatching clothes of gopis, breaking their matkis etc.Some drama so had two sets of parents with everyone wondering, "Ae re kanhaiya, kisko kahega tu maiya (Kanhaiya whom will you regard as your mother)". Finally, some message about how to live a good life. I knew only 3 things will sell - Entertainment, Entertainment, Entertainment. So added all this masala in my avatar as Krishna.A huge hit with millions and millions of followers.


    So you will think what's my problem. My problem is that people remember me for wrong reasons and not the one I intended. They see flamboyance in me but not the inner pain and my journey of suffering i endured during the avatar for the benefit of humans.


    Where do I start?


    Lets start with my birth. I was born at midnight so do millions of people. Now tell me, every year, do you wake up a person at midnight on his/her birthday and wish him/her? I mean you wait until the next day at least. Every year people wake me up at mid-night to wish me. I understand their love, but at least let me have good night sleep. Some remember my birthday as their annual cards-gambling party. Some do, so called, "fasting", preparing and eating loads of sweets and faradi (fasting) food. This is not how i would like to be remembered.


    Then my makhan chor (butter thief) act. Come on, I was a kid and at that time, there were no locks on the houses or board on the houses that said,
    "trespassers prosecuted". My dad was the chief of the town (Nand) so everyone knew me and loved me. How would i know where my house ended and
    another one started. I just wandered around and saw makhan and ate it. Now for that, people remember me as Makhan chor.:bang Now in childhood, every child takes things without permission. They get mangoes, sugarcane from neighbor's field or trees. Do for the life of them and beyond, people label them as "Aaam chor (Mango theif)" or "Ganna Chor(sugarcane theif)"? Then why i am being labeled as Makhan chor? On top of it they do demonstration of the Govinda matki phod (breaking of pot) act on the day after my birthday. Just think, if some foreigner asks, "What are you doing?" "Oh our God Krishna was a makhan chor, we are enacting his acts". "Oh so your God was a thief?" You see how bad it looks. This is not how I would like to be remembered.


    Jarasandha attacked Mathura, my home city, 17 times and i defeated him. He was planning another attack. I didn't want to inflict more miseries on my people and army and at the same time, didn't want to kill him as his time had not yet come. I can't change the system as it will disturb the whole Eco-system and destroy the whole world. I also wanted to teach people that it is OK to take a step back sometimes and retreat so as to come back stronger. So, I created the island Dwarka and moved everyone there. For this, people named my Ranchod (war deserter). I would like people to remember my intention and not remember me as Ranchod.


    About the 16000 wives that I got through Nakasura, many people have wrong interpretations about it. These were great saints in previous lives who worshiped me for years to be their husband. So it was not me wanting to have 16000 wives. At the same time, i didn't want to have 16000 incarnations to satisfy their well-deserved wishes. So I accepted it with all the suffering it came with. I had to clone myself for each one of them so that they see me with them always. Narada visited me to see how was I surviving. :drowningTo be fair with all of them, I had 10 children with each of them (Don't laugh, your elected leaders are wanting you to have 4-5 children, so 10 is not that far off). Think about how much suffering that is. To change hundreds of diapers multiple times daily. We didn't had the disposable diapers then. There were cloth diapers. Also, everyday hundreds of them were sick with ear infection, flu etc. Do people realize how much inner pain and suffering this is? I endured it for all for my devotees who put their extreme faith in me. Maybe the bachelors go "Wow!! Krishna has 16000 wives!!!" while the married ones go, "OMG!! Krishna had 16000 wives".kneesmiley May be the married ones understand my suffering. I don't want to be remembered for having 16108 wives.


    For my devotees, i break my promise to make their promise succeed. I took the wheel in hand to go after Bhisma, just so that his promise about forcing me to lift a weapon holds good. I don't care about myself for my devotees and would do anything to honor their love for me.


    My relationship with Shiva has also been misunderstood due to the fight I had with him. Many don't know that the flute I have is none other than Shiva. He wanted to have a role in my Krishna incarnation. I told him that the script is ready and everything is finalized and can't take you. He is tall, well-built and powerful. People will recognize him. I told him if he comes as small, empty and just being instrumental then I can take him. He came as flute. When I left the death loka, the only thing with me was the flute. That's my relationship to Shiva. People took our fight and divided themselves as Shiva devotees and Krishna devotees, with one not visiting the temple of others. This is not how I like to be remembered.


    Finally, to see the greatest mayhem during the Mahabharata war and then the conflict of seeing my own children and grand children fighting among themselves and dying. It is the most difficult suffering I endured. Again, the lesson was that we all in life have tough times and sometimes most difficult tough times which we face for no fault of us. In such times have faith in me and I will help you endure those sufferings but I can't change the time or fate of the sufferings.


    My life has great message and I even recited the message in the form of Gita. But what did people do with Gita? They killed Gita. They made it as a book to take oath on during court trials. Just think what is at stake there for people to not lie? Oh Gita will be dead, oh OK, we will print another one. I wanted people to read Gita, understand it and use it as a guide to lead their lives and get strength during tough times and do good deeds so that they can unite with me.


    This is the pain and suffering of my incarnation. This is my Via Dolorosa.
     
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  2. parineetha

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    Hey Akanks, simply superb ya.. :thumbsup
    You know why all God’s come to you with their justifications and frustrations? coz they know Akanks is the Supreme court God’s advocate. Hehehe.
    Yea, see Krishna says they too read IL in Deva Loka, so might have bumped on all your famous supreme court posts. :yes:
    When they knew there’s someone who will win the hearts of the readers hands down with her own humorous cynic style of writing, they keep coming to you one by one to clear all the air in their part of the story.
    And why not? You’re making it such an interesting read.
    So your honor, tell me who’s case comes up next for hearing? :wink:
     
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  3. Kamalji

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    Dear Akansha,

    Brilliant to say the least. i could not stop laughing. krishna chaning hundreds of diapers an hour eh ! HAHA.

    You have one fertile brain Akansha, this one is just too good. HAHA

    Regards

    kamal
     
  4. Scorpio707

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    Akanksha,

    :2thumbsup: This was an awesome one....enjoyed it...you know at first was wondering if this was going to be a lighter version of Christ...Dolorosa is the route taken by Jesus for crucifixion so...so beautifully you have connected it....too good....
     
  5. Akanksha1982

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    Thanks Neetu. Hope the Gods keep coming. But all credit is yours for giving me inspiration and courage to write what I write. Without you, none of these snippets would have been on IL. Thanks for your suggestions and motivation.
     
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    Kamalji, your post about the Diapers was on my mind as I was writing that part. We see our sufferings and criticize God for putting us in that situation, but if we really look at the lives of the human forms of God, their sufferings are nothing compared to ours and probably that was God's aim at coming down to earth and live a human life.
     
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    Thanks Scorpio. I thought a lot on whether to use that title or not for obvious reasons. But it connected well with the story so decided to use it.

    Glad you liked it.
     
  8. Kamla

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    Dear Akanksha,

    Don't know if it is your line on the diapers that caught Kamalji's fancy, he at once nominated this post to FP, Congratulations!!

    Sorry, I had to give in to my temptation of pulling our friend Kamali's leg!! Seriously, the snippet was another tongue in cheek rendering from you which was a joy to read.

    Like Parineetha said, looks like all Gods come to you with their various complaints?!

    You do walk a tight rope with elan when you write about our revered Gods with your humorous take. You have learnt the art of balancing it off with the sound morals behind each line so it does not hurt anyone's sensitivities. Goes to show the fine tuned understanding you have of the subjects you tackle and the sensitivity you show not to hurt anyone's feelings. Good job.

    I happen to see the interview of the creative duo Raju Hirani and Abhijat Joshi who brought out the blockbuster movie PK. I was reminded of that as I read this snippet. If you get a chance, do watch that, you will enjoy it surely!

    L, Kamla
     
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    Dear Akanksha,

    I enjoyed reading your modern interpretation of an Avatar who came to mainly establish Sanatana Dharma. There are several interpretations of 16,108 wives. Some say Lord married every woman who was released from the captivity of Narahasura as no one else would accept those women in captivity and He wanted to give them the social status. Others say it is symbolic representation of 16 Gunas He had as a Poorna Avatar. Some interpret they were rishis who wanted to marry the Lord while others interpret them as Gopikas who won't settle for anyone else but the Lord Himself. Only Lord Krishna knows the fact. Some say it is 16,108 ragas He played with His flute that turned into 16,108 women.

    It does not matter how man diapers He changed or did He engaged people to do that for Him. But His main role is to establish righteousness in the world which He accomplished through five brothers who were gifts of various Gods. He also gave an invaluable gift to the humanity when He taught Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna. It is the essence of Vedic Scriptures and that alone indicates He is an Avatar to possess such knowledge.

    Who can mistake you for writing such a wonderful post? It is asking such questions that brings clarity to many young minds. I am not knowledgeable enough to understand the sanctity of His marrying 16,108 women. But I can understand His mission and I know He would come again when the righteousness gets to an unacceptable level.

    Viswa
     
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  10. Akanksha1982

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    Kamla Mam, Thank you for your appreciation. Thanks @Kamalji for the nomination. Since childhood, I have been interested in history. Be it our epics, kings, queens, emperors, Begams, early explorers, Lewis and Clark adventure, celebrities, I always am curious about how these people handle the daily chores and challenges that we all face. We always feel that our challenges and problems are unique. Yet, people of earlier generation too faced similar challenges and yet lived a memorable life. So such reflections constantly go up in my mind.

    Yes, writing this snippet was challenging. I am blessed to have such broad minded and intellectual friends here that gives me confidence to express my views and receive valuable feedback.

    Thank you for pointing me to the interview. I did watch it. Yes, that's the journey one goes through when handling sensitive topics.
     
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