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Uddhav, A Test, Jarasandh Defeated - Ch. 16

BY Mr Shiv Sagar February 11,2017
Uddhav, A Test, Jarasandh Defeated - Ch. 16

Uddhav was cousin of Shri Krishna. The guru of the deites Brihaspati (Planet Jupiter) had given Brahmagyan (divine knowledge) to his disciple Uddhav. This way, Uddhav got the very best education. After this, he stopped praying to God with form and meditated only on the formless (spiritual) Divine being.

He was very proud of his knowledge. Krishna, to break his ego, created a pretext by which this could happen, and so told Uddhav, “I have come to Mathura but still my mind is dwelling on Radha and the gopis, because they miss me so much. You are very knowledgeable, please relieve me of this burden and help the gopis become free of their attachment for me.”

According to Uddhav, this was the fascination of love; a knowledgeable person does not get carried away with emotions.  Krishna told him to go to Gokul and free the Gopis from the emotion of affection and attachment.

"Krishna, to break his ego, created a pretext by which this could happen, and so told Uddhav, “I have come to Mathura but still my mind is dwelling on Radha and the gopis, because they miss me so much. You are very knowledgeable, please relieve me of this burden and help the gopis become free of their attachment for me.”

So, Uddhav went to Gokul with Krishna’s message. The gopis were very happy that Uddhavji had come with a message from their beloved Krishna. Being that they were deeply in love with Krishna, upon getting this message they were going crazy. Uddhav got distressed on seeing their condition, and advised them to pray to the formless Divine Being.

Gopis told him that the joy that there was in loving Krishna, who had been before their eyes, was not the same as meditating on the Divine being. There arose an argument between the Gopis and Uddhav over love and knowledge.

Gopis took him to Radha. Uddhav saw that Shri Krishna himself was there, sitting with Radha. On seeing this, Uddhav’s ego broke. The deities praised the visual form of love between Shri Krishna and Radha.

"There arose an argument between the Gopis and Uddhav over love and knowledge. Gopis took him to Radha. Uddhav saw that Shri Krishna himself was there, sitting with Radha. On seeing this, Uddhav’s ego broke."

Meanwhile, afterdefeating Jarasandh, a victorious celebration was going on, and Krishna and Balram got a grand welcome. Every one was rejoicing over Krishna and Balram’s victory. In Hastinapur, when Bhisma Pitamah and Vidur came to know that Krishna and Balram had defeated Jarasandh in war, they were very happy.

"Jarasandh was sad because of his defeat but not disappointed. He was a warrior and decided to fight until the end. Jarasandh’s friend King Shalya and several other kings were with him, and started preparing once again for war, to kill Krishna and Balram."


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