Krishna teaches philosophy of pride destruction
(Based on Tamil post of Sri Guru Murthi .My pranams and thanks to whoever has written it .If only we all learn and practice it.....)
Lord Krishna was trying to take a nap one day,
And Garuda his steed, and Chakra his weapon .
Were guarding him and all his very pretty wives,
Were standing all around him and gossiping.
Lord Garuda said, “But for me Lord Krishna,
Cannot achieve anything at all , Had I not been there,
How he would have reached to help the elephant,
Whch was caught by a crocodile.”
Lord Chakra could not stifle his laughter and told,
“True , Garuda but had I not been there ,
He would have reached that place because of yu,
And would bestanding there , not able to do anything.”
Within himself Lord Krishna smiled and thought ,
“Both of them forget about my greatness and think,
That they are the people who are powerful ,
Had They been like Hanuman, who lacked pride but had humility.
Then Lord Krishna’s attention was diverted to his women,
Who were chattering and gossiping as all woman do ,
One of them told that the lord married her due to g her beauty,
And each of them shouted at her they were more pretty and lord loved thrm more.
Lord Krishna felt so bad because they were proud of their beauty,
Though none of them had a pretty soul; and mind like Radha or Sita,
And so he summoned Garuda and he reached there with great speed,
And lord told him,” I want you do a very difficult job for me.”
Garuda with pride said, nothing was difficult for him and lord said,
In the lake of Khubera on the top of the Gandhamadhana mountain,
There is a rare lotus floer called “Saugandhika Kamala “ and if you,
Bring them, I can present it to my wives and make them drown in joy.
Garuda rushed with all the speed and reached the lake and saw,
Than Hanuman the personification of humility was meditating there,
And when Garuda was about to pluck the flowers , he opened his eyes and told,
“The flowers belong to Khubera and have you taken gis permission to pluck them?”
Garuda said he was the most powerful being of the world and he was sent by Krishna,
And so he need not take any one’s permission and hanuman simply caught the bird ,
And kept him in his arm pit and reached Dwaraka And asked “who is Krishna,
Who has sent this proud bird who was stealing the divine flowers?” and roared.
Lord Krishna acted as if he was scared and ordered the proud Sudarshana wheel,
To teach the monkey a lesson and when wheel went to fight with Hanuman,
He caught him and kept him on his other arm pitand this made the queens of Krishna,
Greatly scared and they wanted their Lord to some how send the fierce monkey back.
Lord Krishna told them “That monkey is Hanuman, the devotee of Rama,
And no one can defeat him and the only way for us is to make Lord Rama,
And Sita to tell him to go and i would just now transform myself to Rama ,
And the one who has most beautiful in mind and body can transform to bre Sita”
Lord Krishna requested each of them to pray to become Sita if they are pretty,
But none of them could transform herself and at this time Radha came there,
And by praying that she is nothing and Krishna is everything , she became Sita
And when Hanuman saw Sita and Rama,he saluted them, released Garuda and Sudarshana and went back.
Garuda as well as Sudarshana became humble realizing that ,
All their powers were derived from Lord Krishna and they went back,
And all the queens realized that to be pretty mind should be pretty,
And be devoid of pride and saluted Radha as well as Krishna.