Like a snow globe thats just been shaken, my head is swirling with thoughts... I've grappled with them, with varying degrees of success. I am fortunate in that I found not just one answer but many. This is what it feels like, I thought to myself, to have the counsel of many Krishnas...
Arjuna, mighty warrior and chick magnet, is one of my favorite characters from Hindu mythology. Famed for his marksmanship, archery was THE thing that defined him. As a child, he was known as an outstanding and diligent student of archery. His skill with a bow and arrow won him a wife, the gorgeous Draupadi. He gets into all kinds of super-interesting adventures. Really, he is the coolest of the Pandavas. Is there anything he cannot do?
And yet, faced with the prospect of going to war, he falters. Overwhelmed. Undone by the potential consequences of his actions. Despondent, despairing, he turns to his charioteer, the Lord, and tells him, "Krishna, I don't want to fight, this is not my battle to fight".
Image Credit: The Little Book of Hindu Deities by Sanjay Patel
What follows is the ultimate story of the nourishing of the human spirit and the Lord helps Arjuna make his decision.
I've found myself at cross roads often and have been fortunate to find sage counsel. Arjuna had one Krishna and found direction. I am grateful for the outstanding mentors I have had. This is what it feels like to have many Krishnas. Thank you for sharing. Someday, I hope I will be as tremendously generous as you have been.
Speaking of nourishing, heres a picture from this weekend: vermicelli kheer, gentle, sweet and full of innate goodness. Affectionately referred to as 'kaddi payasa' (stick payasa) by cousins :-)