Lord Krishna as Messenger of Peace

 

Value- Peace

Sub value- Fairness, justice

When Sanjay failed to convince Duryodhana to come to a compromise with the Pandavas and prevent a battle, Krishna decided to go to Hastinapur himself as a messenger of the Pandavas

Krishna was given a warm welcome at the court. Krishna said to Duryodhana, “I have come with an offer from the Pandavas. Instead of returning their whole kingdom, they would settle for just five villages because they are peace loving and want to prevent war.”

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Duryodhana scornfully replied, “The whole kingdom belongs to me. I will not even give land equal to the tip of a needle from my kingdom to the Pandavas. You are always partial to those Pandavas . I will imprison you.” He ordered his soldiers to imprison Krishna .

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Krishna showed to his cosmic from (virata roopa); everybody was scared to see this and  later Krishna left the court.  The inevitable  happened. When the request for peace and truce was refuted; to protect the dharma Lord willed the war of Mahabharata.

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Learning

When one’s mind is filled with ego, jealousy, hatred and greed; one loses his/her sense of discrimination and brings destruction surely to oneself and sometimes the whole family or the race as seen in Mahabharata. Lord Krishna has said in the Bhagvad Gita, when the ‘dharma’ (righteousness) declines; I manifest again and again to uplift the good and destroy the evil. The above story illustrates how Lord Krishna showed His divinity when dharma was at stake.

 

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