Why could Sri Krushna perform Rasleela?

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1. Divine play (Rasleela)

At the mention of Rasleela an alluring scene of the festival of Ras (Rasotsav) created by Sri Krushna along with Radha and the other gopees on the full moon night in early autumn (Sharad rutu) flashes before our eyes. The festival of Ras, as described in the Sreemadbhagawat Puran, began on the full moon night in the Sharad season and continued all night until daybreak. Saint Kabeerjee elucidates about the devotion of gopees:

कबीर कबीर क्‍या कहे । जाओ जमुना तीर ।
इक गोपीके प्‍यारमें । बह गए लाख कबीर । – संत कबीर

Meaning: Do not consider Kabeer a superior devotee. Go to the banks of the river Yamuna and look at the gopees. The unconditional love they have for Bhagawan Sri Krushna is superior to lacs of Kabeers.

1.1 Qualities of gopees

A. Attitude of service: The gopees had intense spiritual emotion (bhav) to serve Sri Krushna. Hence, they served Him with their body, mind and intellect.

B. Intense spiritual practice (sadhana) The gopees did intense spiritual practice. That is why they were able to achieve the levels of Divine consciousness (Chaitanya), bliss (Anand) and serenity (Shanti) in a short span of time.

C. The best disciples: All the gopees had the qualities of an ideal disciple. So their every action right from contemplating on Him to serving Him was performed without expectation, with utmost spiritual emotion (bhav) and at a spiritual level.

D. Lack of ego: The most unique feature of the gopees was the total lack of ego.

1.2 Reasons why Sri Krushna could perform Rasleela

Sri Krushna had only one thought that the Rasleela could bring about spiritual progress of the gopees. There was no trace of even subtle ego in Sri Krushna. Despite this in Kaliyug, Rasleela, the relationship between Sri Krushna with gopees and with Radha is viewed with suspicion. In one periodical, the relationship of Sri Krushna and Radha is elucidated as the world’s most famous love story. This is wrong and it is necessary to refute this.

Futile allegations on the relationship between Radha and Krushna: The futility of allegations labelled against the relationship between Radha-Krushna is evident from Sri Krushna’s age at that time. When Sri Krushna left Gokul, His age was just seven years. After leaving Gokul, He never returned. One more point to be noted is that Shukacharya, the embodiment of detachment is the proponent of Rasleela.

2. Daheekala

The mixture of various food items like curd, milk and butter is called daheekala or kalewa. The kalewa consists of puffed rice, milk, curd, buttermilk and butter. Kalewa depicts devotion. Later a custom of making the kalewa and breaking an earthen pot containing curd kept at a height on the day after Gokulashtamee became prevalent. This is called Divine play of breaking a daheematakee (daheematakee-fod leela). On this day, the pyramid of youths (called Govindas) standing one over the other to break the pot are seen everywhere. Today under the pretext of the custom of ‘breaking the daheematakee’ many malpractices like forcible collection of funds, obscene dancing, eve-teasing, lady Govindas etc. occur publicly.

2.1 Daheematakee

A flow of the Principle of Supreme God, Chaitanya and Shakti is attracted through the medium of the coconut kept in the daheematakee tied at a height. Thereafter a spiral of the Principle of Supreme God, Chaitanya and Shakti is created in the daheematakee. Chaitanya flows through the festoon (bandhanvar).

2.2 Why is breaking the daheematakee by women considered inappropriate?

It is evident through above subtle-picture that the daheematakee has the ability to attract good vibrations. Despite this, why is breaking the daheematakee by women considered inappropriate?

  • Due to high ego a spiral of tama-guna is created in the women breaking the daheematakee.
  • A black covering is formed on their intellect.
  • Due to breaking the daheematakee by women, a raja predominant spiral is created in the daheematakee.
  • Raja predominant flows are emitted into the environment due to the sound created by breaking the daheematakee.
  • Raja predominant spirals are emitted continuously towards the pyramid of women standing one above the other.
  • A black tama predominant spiral is created around the daheematakee.
  • Tama predominant flows are emitted in the environment.
  • A thorny tama predominant spiral is created in the women breaking the daheematakee.
  • Tama predominant particles are emitted in the environment.
  • A black covering is formed around the body.

The constitution of women is not appropriate for breaking the daheematakee. Therefore women do not get the inherent benefit of breaking the daheematakee.

2.3 Why is breaking the daheematakee with money in it is considered as malpractice?

Nowadays, money is kept in the daheematakee. This is also a malpractice.

  • The people breaking the daheematakee for money have high ego. Therefore, a black ball of ego is generated in them.
  • Greed increases in such people and a spiral of greed is generated in them. Due to these thoughts of greed the negative energies attack the intellect of these people.
  • An illusory (mayavee) spiral is generated around the daheematakee due to money being kept in it instead of kalewa.
  • Due to the use of currency notes instead of festoons (bandhanvar) illusory frequencies are emitted into the environment.
  • Illusory (mayavee) particles are emitted into the environment.
  • An illusory (mayavee) spiral is created around the people breaking daheematakee.
  • A tama predominant flow of the negative energy is attracted in the daheematakee from the environment.
  • A tama predominant spiral is created through it. Black tama predominant flows are emitted into the environment and due to the spread of the black particles in the environment it gets polluted.
  • Black tama predominant spirals revolve in the body of the people in an activated form.
  • Tamasik inertia predominant spirals are emitted from the pyramid of the people erected for daheematakee.
  • A black covering is created around the bodies of people breaking the daheematakee.

2.4 Breaking daheematakee with spiritual emotion towards God

Breaking the daheematakee is reminiscing the Divine play (leela) of Bhagawan Sri Krushna. When this act is performed with appropriate bhav towards God one definitely acquires additional benefits from it.

  • As the person breaking daheematakee has spiritual emotion (bhav) towards God and the yearning for God-realisation, a spiral of bhav is generated in his mind.
  • Due to the kaleva kept in the pot tied for daheematakee, Principle of Supreme God is attracted in the pot through the tuft of the coconut placed on the daheematakee.
  • A spiral of the Principle of Supreme God is generated in the daheematakee.
  • A flow of nirgun principle is attracted in the daheematakee.
  • A spiral of nirgun principle revolves in the daheematakee.
  • A flow of anand is attracted in the daheematakee from God and spiral of anand is generated.
  • Particles of anand in the form of Chaitanya spreads in the environment.
  • A flow of Chaitanya is attracted in the daheematakee from God. This leads to the generation or creation of a spiral of Chaitanya.
  • Flows of Chaitanya are emitted into the environment due to this spiral of Chaitanya.
  • Spirals of Chaitanya are emitted from the direction of the pyramid of people erected for breaking the daheematakee.
  • A spiral of Chaitanya is created in the people breaking the daheematakee.
  • Due to Chaitanya, the people breaking the daheematakee get the Chetana to function and a spiral of the Chetana-shakti is generated in them.
  • Particles of spiritual energy spread in the bodies of the people breaking the daheematakee.

2.5 The effects of breaking daheematakee

On breaking the daheematakee, the Principle of Supreme God attracted in the daheematakee is emitted into the environment in the form of flows.

  • Spirals of anand are emitted into the environment through the pot (matakee) and particles of anand spread in the environment.
  • Flows of Chaitanya are emitted into the environment through the spirals of Chaitanya.
  • Particles of Chaitanya are emitted into the environment through the flows of Chaitanya.

3. Importance of preventing denigration of deities

3.1 Disrespect of deities is an assault on our faith

Today the denigration of deities through the medium of plays, movies, advertisements, paintings etc. has become rampant. There are examples of such denigration about Bhagawan Sri Krushna too.

The significance of curbing the denigration of deities:

A. If a child watches mockery of Hanumanjee in an advertisement, would he recite Hanumanchaleesa or Hanumanstotra with complete devotion and sincerity ?

B. Curbing the denigration of deities through the medium of advertisement, plays, paintings etc. amounts to spiritual practice for the spread of Spirituality (samashti upasana). Both individual worship (vyashti upasana) and samashti upasana of the deity are important. Without samashti upasana the worship of the deity is incomplete.

C. By curbing the denigration of deities, Dharma is protected. Worshipping deities is an indispensible part of Dharma. Denigration of deities amounts to loss of Dharma. It is important to curb loss of Dharma. Sanatan Sanstha is working towards this in a legitimate way together with other like-minded individuals and organisations. Each individual can also participate in this mission.

3.2 Examples of denigration of Bhagawan Sri Krushna

1. The face of Sri Krushna used as a tattoo on the legs: The orrinhurley.com website used Bhagawan Sri Krushna’s face as a tattoo on the legs. It was named ‘Krushna snail’.

2. Denigration of gopee and Sri Krushna in an advertisement: For the publicity of its new short messaging service, a website – http://www.indiatimes.com showed an advertisement on its site. This new service was meant to encourage the youth to date as per the Western culture. In this advertisement a young man is shown wearing a blue attire like Sri Krushna but of Western style. He was shown sitting on a tree and sending short messages to the gopees bathing in the lake below. Demonstrations were done by Hindu Janjagruti Samiti. Together with that police complaints were also filed.

3. Denigration through cartoons: In Andhra Pradesh, in the issue dated 11th April 2009 of the daily newspaper ‘Enadu’ the incident of Bhagawan Sri Krushna delineating Geeta to Arjun had been depicted. In it Allu Arvind, the Telugu film producer is depicted as Krushna while Chiranjeeveejee, actor and a member of ‘Prajarajyam’ party is depicted as Arjun. Allu Arvind says to Chiranjeeveejee, ‘You destroy the army of the enemies, I will destroy mine.’

4. Using the picture of Bhagawan Sri Krushna for commercial benefit: A picture of Bhagawan Sri Krushna and Arjun riding a chariot and going towards the battlefield was used by ‘Tata-sky’ for advertising the cricket matches. In this picture the Bharatiya flag is shown on the chariot.

One can contemplate on these examples. Be aware about these denigrations occurring in day-to-day life.

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