Sunday, October 11, 2009

A piece of Mahabharata...

Mahabharata has always been one of my favourites epics..... since the very early chilhood i was very drwan to these two great hindu epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata (thanks to the doordarshan teleserials !). So these two epics ve played a great role in the shaping of the 'me' I'm today. Not that i became overtly religious or something like that, religion for me has always had one meaning...... 'belief in a supreme power which is taking care of you at each and every moment'..... now call that supreme power by any name you like to, I prefer to call him GOD. Now renaming him as Krishna, Rama, Allah, Jesus,Buddha depends on the personal choices and preferences, as far as I'm concerned ... take me to a temple to offer the flowers, or to a mosque for a sazda, or to a chruch to light a candle, or to a monastry to light up the inscence sticks, I would happily go and find my God at all the places.
Now coming back to Mahabharata...... there was a story i was reminded of today morning while sitting with my books.
One day, while training the princes for archery, guru Drona placed a bird's figure on the dart and asked all the princes to aim at the bird's eye. By chronological order the princes started attending their chances, as soon as they used to take the position n got their arrow ready to shoot, Drona would ask "what do you see prince?", all of them would reply saying they see the bird's figure on the tree, the leaves, the branches and the jungle surrounding the tree, and guru Drona would not let them proceed with the task. One by one all the prince came and went after answering this question and without completing their task. Then came Arjuna's chance, he was asked the same question before proceeding with the task "what do you see Arjun?" Drona asked, Arjun replied "gurudev, all i can see is the bird's eye" and Drona let him proceed with the task , and Arjun's arrow got it's target perfectly.
This simple story is the ultimate success mantra for all those who believe in the theory of karma, luck is a factor, but that luck is a supernatural thing, not for us to decide, not for us to ask, it is decided by someone up there very strategically and it doesn't fall in our domain, what lies in our domain is our Karma........ and this story is an inspiration towards it.

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