Krishna’s Friend died in ‘Wheel’ Accident! (Post No.5485)

Written by London Swaminathan
Date: 28 September 2018


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Post No. 5485


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Krishna’s Friend died in ‘Wheel’ Accident! (Post No.5485)


Strange stories about Lord Krishna are available in Tamil literature which are not found in Sanskrit scriptures. I have already given the story about Dadhipandan who got Moksha (liberation) for him and his pot. Now there is another story told by Perialvar, a Vaishnavite saint, who lived 1400 years ago.


There was a cowherd by name Srimalikan who was great friend of Lord Krishna. He told Krishna that he would carry his Sudarsana wheel so that he could feel a bit relaxed. But Krishna told him that it would be dangerous, because it may cut his head off. But he was always nagging Krishna to leave the wheel with him. At last Krishna yielded to his demand and gave him the Wheel. As soon as he received the wheel it cut his head. We can guess that he would have reached heaven because it was the holy wheel and it happened in front of the Lord.


But there are some morals in the story:

Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar in the Tamil Veda Tirukkural says,

Consider the aim, the obstacle and the greatness of the ultimate gain and then resort to action- Kural 676


Curiosity Killed the Cat

We are reminded of the saying ‘Curiosity Killed the Cat’.

Be Johnson used the following in his drama ‘Every Man in His Humour’ and Shakespeare acted in it:

“Helter skelter, hang sorrow, care will kill a cat, up-tails all, and a pox on the hangman”.


Later Shakespeare also used this in his drama Much ado about Nothing:

What, courage man! what though care killed a cat, thou hast mettle enough in thee to kill care

-Much Ado about Nothing.


Thus, we learn that unnecessary curiosity is not good. Moreover, if great people like Lord Krishna say something, we must listen to them.






Curiosity and Cynicism Anecdotes (Post No.3856)

Compiled by London swaminathan

Date: 27 APRIL 2017

Time uploaded in London:- 9-11 am

Post No. 3856

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What made the deepest impression upon you? inquired a friend one day, of Abraham Lincoln, when you stood in the presence of the falls of  Niagara, the greatest of natural wonders?

“The thing that struck me most forcibly when I saw the Falls”, Lincoln responded with characteristic deliberation, “was where in the world did all that water come from?”




Cynisim anecdotes 

Dr Johnson was told that a certain cynic of his acquaintance maintained that there was no distinction between virtue and vice.

“If he does really think there is no distinction between virtue and vice, answered Dr Johnson,

“Why, sir, when he leaves our houses let us count our spoons”.





Someone once asked the former Prince of Wales

“What is your idea of civilisation?”

“It is a good idea”, replied the prince

“Somebody ought to start it”.



When it was remarked that Fouche, an associate of Talleyrand under Napoleon, had a profound contempt for human nature,Talleyrand replied, “To be sure; he has made a careful study of himself .”





In one of his travels Mungo Park, the African explorer, traversed a wide extent of uncultivated regions, but at last he chanced upon a gibbet,

“The sight of which, said he, gave me infinite pleasure, as it proved that I was in a civilised society”.



No Steps Backwards


When the motto of Hanover club of Gottingen, to which as a student he had belonged, was quoted to him as applicable to his own life, Bismarck reflected, “Yes, no steps backwards, but a good many zig-zags”  .