Thursday, September 26, 2013

YES, IF GOD IS WITH US, WHO CAN BE AGAINST US?





















Pic.: Anima D'Cunha



The main reason why the story of the ‘Mahabharat’ is still popular today is that it is such a true story!

What happened thousands of years ago, in the lives of Pandavas and Kauravas, happens today, too… and it will continue to happen…

Love and hatred… Courage and fear… Large-heartedness and jealousy…  Righteousness and wickedness… War and peace…

And, what is so endearing about this story is Lord himself comes among humans, the mortals, to teach them how to deal with their difficult times… how not to get panicked, cynical and cowardly in life. Yes, how to stay strong and stay long in the battlefields…

Krishna came on the Earth just as Christ did… It is something very reassuring… and, I think, that’s the main reason why we still go back to the stories of the Mahabharat and the Gospel.

We brothers fight, just the way the sons of Pandu and Dhritarashra did. And, like them, we are either the ones who start the fight or the ones who do not want the fight. The sons of Dhritarashra, the Kauravas, wanted the fight to take place… The sons of Pandu, the Pandavas, did not want it to happen…

Pandavas wanted peace… harmony, brotherhood…

The Kauravas’ intention was the opposite…

And, finally, the war came about!

And, behold! There is Lord Krishna on the side of Pandavas… The side that did not want war… the side that wanted peace and brotherhood!



It is He, who tells us – the Arjunas – to fight like real warriors when the war is brought upon us…

I like this part of the story: Yes, avoid war at any cost. But, when it is brought upon you, stand up and fight like a real Arjuna… and, along the way, triumph over all your doubts, anxieties and fears…!

I consider, it is a spiritual experience, if, even in the midst of our bitter battles, our hearts yearn for harmony and brotherhood… If our hearts do not wish our brothers’ destruction… 




If we fight to finish the other person, 

there is nothing spiritual about it…



But, if it is to finish ill-will, and triumph over our doubts, anxieties and fears… Yes, the fight will leave us refined, enriched…

Lord will be on our side…

So, if Lord Himself is with us, who can be against us?



GERALD D’CUNHA



2 comments:

Vivek N said...

Nice ispiration! Thanks. Vivek

Lalita Shinde said...

Truely, even after thousands of years, the story of MB is still a popular story only because it is so true!!!!
- Lalit