Posted: 26 February 2018 at 8:17am | IP Logged
They had demigods as their parents, otherwise they were humans only. Though I believe the Pandavas to be Lord Shiva's anshs, still they were humans. Ansh means atom. So, they were not demi-gods. They had divine qualities, not powers.
Yes, his mortal parents. Sorry for the confusion.
Actually they were the parents of demigods (Kashyapa-Aditi) who got the boon to beget Vishnu as their son. They were Dasharatha-Kausalya in their previous birth.
Because Pandavas exist.
See, the foremost reason for the birth of Pandavas and Draupadi was to assist Krishna in his dharmasthapana. They were born for him and only him. They were ansh/atoms of Panchanan Shiva and Goddess Parvati (Reference: Skanda Purana), but they were humans, who are flawed. And Draupadi did not oppose the war. She, Sahadeva and Krishna always wanted a war. He convinced Bhima, Dharmaraja and at last, Arjuna (who needed the Gita to understand). When we have a to eliminate the larger number of adharma, a bit of dharma dies to. That is why Innocents (as in soldiers) were killed. Compared to them, the adharma was 100 times more and the loka kalyana was necessary. Abhimanyu, Ghatotkacha and the other sons of Pandavas were killed because, they did not call Krishna for help like Draupadi did. God is not against destiny. He only comes when we wholeheartedly surrender to him, like in the case of Draupadi. Abhimanyu and the others, willingly accepted their death for the sake of greater good. They sacrificed their lives in the dharma yagya.
Why will he guide Kauravas when they did not want to? Pandavas accepted their faults and surrendered at the feet of the Lord. So he guided them. Kauravas did not. Even though, he gave them a chance. But they chose his army, not him. But the Pandavas chose him. That is why he guided the Pandavas. He had the power to stop the adharma, but not dharma. Abhimanyu and the others were performing their dharma and their sacrifices will make the dharma stronger and stronger. Their deaths were what made the power of dharma increase. The righteous reign of King Yudhisthira, where people lived blissfully had the past of selfless sacrifices. That made it more powerful, if not.
Yes, he made people shed blood. Such destruction was
necessary. If a woman, who is the empress of the entire Bharatavarsha, can be abused and humiliated in front of a sabha full of elders like Bhishma, Drona, Dhritarashtra and Kripa, how do you think the common society would have manifested in to? If dharma itself made such people to strip off her honour and elders to sit mum, how much do you think "dharma' would have been butchered? No, it was not Draupadi's case alone. Her being the samragyi, was highlighted but many women suffered a fate as such. In fact adharma was rampant even in the "innocent" society. There were rarely the people who were completely innocent because it was near the end of Dwapara yuga. That is why he made people shed blood, but whenever a person's blood flowed on the battle field, his heart itself bled.
Gandhari's curse is not a just one. Yes, Krishna didn't stop the war but her sons committed crimes! And they deserved that fate. She was the one who had to bring up her children in a right way, and Dhritarashtra. But both were blind to their children's misdeeds. That's why everything happened
To establish Dharma and to save Dharma, using treachery is not wrong. That is what he teaches us. Killing Bhishma by bringing in Shikhandi, was that treachery? Bhishma abducted Amba from her swayamwara, and you know the tragic consequences. Her life was destroyed. Thus, his sin returned to him. It was not a treachery. Killing Drona with a lie, yes it was wrong. But what about Drona who was involved in killing of a young boy with unethical means? Who, despite being a brahmin, had an abundant amount of ego? Vengeful nature? His death was necessary. But he was a great warrior. But he had to be killed. Thus, that wasn't wrong. Like that, every treachery they used turned about to be right because it was for Dharma, not just eliminating the bad. But establishing good in the society. He is the God, thus his actions are hard to understand yes, but nothing is impossible with true devotion.
Om Namo Narayanayah!