Hope for redemption

Source: The Hindu

In the Gita, Krishna uses the term “durachara” to describe people with bad conduct when He explains His stance of dealing with the good and the evil in this universe, pointed out Sri Kesava Dikshitar in a lecture.

The Lord says that He is equally present in all beings and objects and that He does not have any enemies or friends in particular. But He also asserts that those who are devoted to Him are truly able to feel His presence; likewise, He too is drawn to them in a special way. Others who are immersed in worldly dealings may not be sensitive to His presence.

But He also adds: “Even if a man with vile conduct worships me with undistracted devotion, he must be reckoned as righteous for he has rightly resolved.”

The wise in Gokula recognise His Paratva in many of His playful acts during His childhood. He grants moksha and other Purusharthas to many even as He graces Putana, Chakatasura, Trinavarta, Aghasura and others who had evil intentions to kill Him. Is it not an ironical situation when Nandagopa releases Krishna who is tied to the mortar and drags it, asks Suka, for is He not the one who can release all beings? He who is hailed as the Sarva Karma Phala Data, one who bestows the fruits of the deeds of all beings in an impartial manner, responds to the call of the fruit seller to buy fruits with His hands filled with paddy.

The fruit seller would lovingly fill with fruits His small hands from which all the grains had already fallen out. In return, she would find her fruit basket filled with precious gems.

The Lord is keen to uplift the jivatmas from their base thoughts and evil feelings to make them eligible for moksha gradually.


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