Lord Krishna’s Generous Donations!

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Compiled by london swaminathan

Post No: 1600: Dated 24 January 2015

Lot of us who read Bagavatha Purana and Maha Bharata miss one important point. That is, Krishna was very generous and a great philanthrophist.

 

He have Sudama, a poor old friend, immense wealth. Sudama who was a class mate of Krishna at school, took just a few handfuls of pounded rice (powa), when he went to see him at his palace. Krishna took one handful and tasted it. Atonce Sudama’s hut became a palatial building. He went from rags to rich.

 

When Draupadi was almost disrobed by Duschasana and his team in the assembly, Lord Krishna gave her saree. When Duschasana tried to remove her cloth,  one after another appeared. It grew longer and longer that they could not do any harm to her. Her honour was saved.

 

When Duryodhana and Arjuna went for Lord Krishna’s help to win the war, Krishna gave the first chance to Duryodhana. Poor Duryodhana underestimated Krishna and asked for all his his army and weapons. Krishna smiled at him andsaid,Dadastu! ‘pease take it’. Arjuna was satisfied when Krishna said, “I will be your driver”. And he did drove his chariot to victory!

 

When the Symantaka diamond led to many frauds and murders he gave it to Akrura!

(Please read my research paper on Krishna’s Diamond in USA? — posted here on 23 April 2012).

 

When Gopis, girls from the cowherd community, gave him boundless love, he showered them with love thousand times more!

 

(Please read my post ‘Swami Vivekananda on Krishna and Gopis’ – posted here on March 8, 2014)

Was Draupadi Disrobed

Lord Krishna gave Viswarupa Darsanam to Arjuna and then to Bhisma.

 

When there was very heavy rain and the cowherd boys ran helter shelter, he gave them an umbrella made up of Govardhana Hill !!

 

Righto! Draupadi got X, Gopis got Y, Akrura got Z; you may wonder what do I get?

He has already given to you —  the entire humanity — a small and wonderful book called Bhagawad Gita– just 700 couplets — only 1400 lines! but the concentrated juice of Hinduism!

Drinking the juice in diluted form or concentrated form or not using it is in your own hands.

 

Here is a quote from Swami Vivekananda:-

 

“Krishna can never be understood until you have studied the Gita, for he was the embodiment of his own teaching. Everyone of these incarnations came as a living illustration of what they came to preach. Krishna, the preacher of the Gita, was all his life the embodiment of the Song Celestial; he was the great illustration of non attachment. He gives up his throne and never cares for it. He, the leader of India, at whose words kings come down from their thrones, never wants to be a king. He is the simple Krishna, ever the same Krishna who played with the Gopis.Ah, that marvellous passage of his life, the most difficult to understand, and which none ought to attempt to understand until he has become perfectly chaste and pure.” — Swami Vivekananda

 

Please read my two part post, Atom Bomb to Zoo of the Bhagavad Gita — posted here on November 22 and November 23 ,2011).


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