Maharishi Gargya is one of my favourite
characters of Shri Krishna!
All his scenes in the serial reflect the Wisdom
of the ancient world
. Thanks a lot Dear Sister for starting this thread
Now, coming to the particular scene, when Lomharshan asks how the coming
together of 'demonic forces' can be considered as Auspicious, the explanation
given by Gargya is such a wise one… 'The Savior will appear only when the
sinners will transgress all the limits. Until then, common people will have to
suffer great hardships'. Knowing this fact will definitely help common people to
understand the situation better and above all NOT TO LOSE HOPE in adverse
Answering Lomharshan's next question about being a Silent Spectator of all
sufferings, Gargya answers that the LORD's Divine Play causes many things to
happen, Wise persons do not interfere it. One should stick to the particular
role the Lord has given him to perform.
Yes, this discussion continues in a scene which comes after 10 minutes or so.
In that particular scene, Gargya explains that it is not a time for emotions
but a time for Duty for Lomharshan.
After that, Lomharshan asks a difficult question which sometimes come to our
mind also- how can one carry on a task with the full knowledge of the wrong
results it can bring with it.
Here Gargya points out the element of EGO
and instructs him to make himself free from Egoism. Only then one can
perform his duty without any hesitaion.
The powerful dialogue- "Yeh jo
'Mai' shabd ka tum prayog kar rahe ho, wo 'Mai' kaun hai? Apne aap ko is 'Aham'
ki agyan se mukt kar lo Vats, tab tumhe apne Kartavyo paalan me koi sankoch
—such a Great Lesson!
In the first scene mentioned above, when
Gargya utters these words (referring to the marriage of Vasudev and Devaki)-
"Wo ek 'Daivi Karya' hi hai Vats, unhi ke sanyog se jo Jyoti utpann hogi, wo
saari srishti ko Prem aur Bhakti se aalokit kar degi"
– his face just shows
that Divine Peace!
I love to watch Maharishi Gargya in all the scenes! He is so
wise, so poised and so devoted to the LORD!
@ Lola, Loved this sentence-"...our mythos contain so many examples
of events/actions that are vinaashkaari at the surface, but lead to mangalkaari
results somewhere down the road"- So true!!
And Dear, Loved this part also –" but now, having seen the Supreme Lord himself in your son that
egotistical protectiveness of the Protector has totally vanished?"
Don't have any answer for this qs
Now, a great question this one- "how does one continue to participate
in the events of daily life and particularly, how does one stand up against
injustice if he doesn't perceive it as injustice?"… "…How can one be detached
and compassionate all at once?" --
Really a nice topic!
, Excellent explanation regarding
Kaikeyi, Vashishth and Drashta Bhaav!
Just trying to add my explanation about
'Drashta bhaav' and 'Action' as I have understood it till now
Well sometimes I do start thinking that what remains
the Aim in the life of a Devotee who has already experienced the Divine Bliss. The
Answer I guess is that after that experience they start living for others, then
nothing more remains to be attained by them, still they keep on acting acc. to the role they are given by the
society/chosen by himself/herself. Now, why I referred to this topic is because
as far as I can understand, these sages, who have experienced that Bliss and
are still existing in the society, we can say that their aim is Only to SERVE
OTHERS, to show them the proper way! As they have already detached themselves
from this bodily existence, they are free from any earthly arttachments, so
they do not get involved in any particular event happening in front of them. On
the other hand- they watch it 'as a whole', i.e.- they get concerned about the Whole
Creation, the Well Being of ALL (which both of you have already explained
) l! Here, my sentences are contradictory
, but I feel that- it is only
because they are Detached, that they can work Properly. The 'Saakshibhaav' in
them makes them aloof from the actual situation, they can actually Observe
themselves in any particular situation without being moved by it. 'Compassion'
for the whole creation in the True sense can only take place if that person is
free from any kind of attachment. The sages exist IN the Situation but they
also maintain a DISTANCE from it, which makes them capable of correct action at
the correct moment. So actually Detachment and Compassion go hand in hand in a