Blinded by Pride
(I saw this pretty story which can teach us all humility and make us do everything after dedicating to god in the Tamil post of Sri Vijay Raghav, The tamil poem was very extensive and pretty . After thanking him for the post I am dedicating this summary to HIM for nothing can be done without him.)
One day Lord Krishna was feigning to take an afternoon nap,
His Garuda Vahana and his weapon Sudarshna were protecting him,
After knowing their lord was asleep , Garuda told, “This Krishna is Lord Vishnu,
But for my tcarrying him with great speed , he could not have helped that elephant Gajendra
Sudarshana laughed with pride and in a silent tone and told , “If after your taking there,
Had I not been there , how he could have killed the fierce crocodile?”
Lord Krishna broke in to a smile and thought that both could have,
Never helped him but for the strength and power , he had given to them.
Suddenly they all heard chattering as well as giggling of several,
Queens of Krishna and they told among themselves, “our beauty,
Was what made Lord Krishna marry us and we are sure ,
NO one in the world is as pretty as us , and we are sure Krishna is lucky.”
The lord did not like the pride of all these people of his,
And acted as if he has just woken up and told Garuda and Sudarshana,
“In the Gandha madana mountain , in the lake belonging to Lord Khubera,
Rare lotus flowers with great perfume called Saugandhika have flowered.”
“Would you both please go there and get a few of those great flowers,
So that I can give my queens , one each? Of course the job would be difficult ,
But you both are very strong and powerful and you can do it easily.”
Both of them nodded their heads and rushed to that lake.
But when they reached there , they found a monkey guarding the lake,
And when Garuda hit him with his beak, he caught him and kept him in one of his armpits,
And when Sudarshana wanted to get them , that monkey who was lord Hanuman,
Told him that the flowers are meant for Rama and Sita and caught him and kept him in another of his arm pit.
Then he enquired with both of them about who wanted those flowers,
And when they told “Lord Krishna”, he went to Krishna taking them along.
Seeing the ferocious monkey all the queens became greatly scared,
But Lord Krishna told them that he was lord Hanuman and he further told.
‘Hanuman is a devotee of Rama and Sita and I can just by thought become Rama,
And any lady who has the prettiness of the mind and form of Sita ,
Can easily become like her just by praying to her, You are all pretty , Why don’t you try?”
Each and every queen of Lord Krishna tried but all of them miserably failed.
Then Lord Krishna sent word to his Radha and told her about the problem,
And she said, “ every thing is made to happen only by Lord Krishna ,
I am neither pretty in mind or body but for his wish and command “
And she automatically got looks of Sita and Krishna became Rama.
AS soon as Hanuman saw them, he fell at their feet and told them.,
“Oh Lord had I known that it was you who have sent your servants .
I would not have caught them.” And Lord Krishna told him,
“Pride had blinded them and they did not know that all that they do is because of me.”
Hanuman freed Garuda and Sudarshana and saluted Lord Krishna and went away,
And Garuda , Sudarshana as well the very many pretty queens of Krishna saluted him,
And told “We have now realized that what we are is because of you and have learnt humility.”
Krishna told them “Even your learning this lesson of humility is dedicated to that great God Krishna.”