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KQ #18, Karmic clouds, Battling relationships, Law and disorder
June 09, 2010
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Issue #018, June 2010
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Situations in life often seem to be unfair. Each of us have experienced painful, life-changing events for which we cannot trace a chain of effect and cause. This leaves us wondering why such things happen.
So-called correct or lawful action seems to be overpowered by the karmic clouds of hidden destiny that rain down on us furiously, shattering our lives. Such events invariably take place due to a re-balancing of relationship dynamics between people. This is true of all relationships whether of friends, acquaintances, family, relatives or others.
Once we become aware of the changed equation, we seek to analyze what were the interactions that led to the present troublesome situation. Invariably, this needs looking into what has wounded the ‘ego’.
We normally have a flattering personal vision of ourselves that to us is the ‘real me’. We defend this self-image vigorously. Anything that looks like an attack on what defines us will result in a retaliatory action from us.
When we say that this is human nature and therefore alright, we have actually entered into the zone of battling relationships that can lead to greater disasters all round.
Sometimes we see a very interesting lack of co-relation between what is ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ as in the material system of law and justice, compared to the consequences one receives in life from one’s actions.
The history of Mahabharata chronicling the family feud between the Kaurava and Pandava cousins illustrates this well.
Over 5,000 years ago the infertile King Vichitravirya of the Hastinapura empire adopted two sons, Dhritarashtra and Pandu, born by his wives and fathered by the great sage Vyasa. Vidur was Vyasa’s third son but because Vidur’s mother was a maid-servant, he was not considered being of royal blood, although he was the most intelligent and wise of the three sons. At the same time Vidur was accepted as a brother of Dhritarashtra and Pandu.
In the system of royal succession, the eldest son, Dhristarashtra had the right to be king, but he was born blind. According to the vedic societal system at the time, a blind man could not be king. Hence the younger son Pandu became king, to the great annoyance of Dhritarashtra.
Pandu was married to Kunti and Madri, but there was a curse upon him that he would die the moment he had sexual intercourse with either of his wives. Queen Kunti had received a secret boon in the form of mantras from Durvasa muni, using which she could instantly conceive a child by invoking any demigod administrator of the universe.
Kunti tested this before marriage by summoning Surya, the Sun god and gave birth to Karna–so named as she chose to deliver him through her ear rather than her womb because she was an unmarried virgin. After her marriage to King Pandu, with his permission, Queen Kunti invoked the boon by invoking the most powerful demigods and subsequently giving birth to three sons over the years–Yudhisthira, Bhima and Arjun mystically fathered by Lords Yamaraj, Vayu and indra, respectively.
Kunti also generously gave the mantra to Madri the younger wife of her husband. Madri invoked the demigods of healing and medicine–the Aswini Kumar twins and she gave birth to twin boys–Nakula and Sahdeva who were each fathered by one of the Aswini Kumaras.
One time, the celibate King Pandu was very attracted to his wife Kunti, and entered into marital congress with her and died because of the curse. After Pandu’s premature death, Dhritarashtra ascended to the throne as a caretaker king. This was because Pandu’s five children, the heirs apparent to the kingdom, were minors.
Dhritarashtra then ran the Hastinapura Empire in trust for Pandu’s sons with the help of the venerable Bhishma, wise brother Vidura and other qualified advisors.
Meanwhile, Dhritarashtra’s beautiful Persian wife, Gandhari, had a long and difficult pregnancy. She had blindfolded herself out of respect to her blind husband’s disability. Frustrated with her life at the time, and in jealousy of Kunti’s firstborn Yudhisthira, she struck herself in the abdomen in anger and in doing so delivered a mass of flesh. The sage Vyasa had given his daughter-in-law Gandhari a blessing for a hundred sons. Shocked by what happened, and on her appeal to him, Vyasa took that lump of flesh and cloned 100 sons from it for Gandhari through mystic means in an artificial womb and incubator.
One year later, all 100 were born, and the first born son from the artificial womb and incubator was named Duryodhana, meaning ‘one who is very difficult to fight or conquer.’ Duryodhana was also known as Suyodhana–most excellent and righteous warrior. His 99 younger brothers worshipped him and supported him loyally in everything he did.
Dhritarashtra also had a daughter through Gandhari, and another son through a different woman. Dhritarashtra’s 100 simultaneously born sons from Queen Kunti was a great wonder to rival Pandu’s 5 mystically born sons. This was one-upmanship on a royal scale indeed!
Dhritarashtra’s descendants became collectively known as the ‘Kauravas’ while the sons of Pandu became known as the ‘Pandavas’.
The case for the Kauravas to remain the rulers was extremely strong. Other factors of ground reality also favored them. The Kauravas were much more wealthy and powerful than the Pandavas. They had possession of the kingdom and were the established government in power with weak opposition from the Pandavas.
It was argued that Dhritarashtra was the eldest in line for succession in the kingdom. However he was declared unfit to rule because of the physical disability of blindness, and so his younger brother Pandu became king. Then after King Pandu’s premature death Dhritarashtra was appointed king regent until Pandu’s eldest minor son Yudhisthira became capable of governing. From this point on, the legal arguments took a twist.
Although originally being declared unfit to be king, Dhritarashtra was judged fit to discharge the duties and functions of a king regent for the Pandavas with all the powers of a king, and he did so.
In such a case, by allowing the disability-stricken Dhritarashtra to function as king, it effectively meant that the law was not absolute and called into question the legality of the appointment of Pandu as king in the first instance.
By extension of the same reasoning, it was argued that where the so-called unfit elder son of Vichitravirya could function as king regent for the benefit of the heir apparent of his younger brother, then he, Dhritarashtra, as the eldest eldest son of Vichitravirya could very well serve as king regent for his own minor children until they attained majority. The fact that his original unfitness criteria was waived in favor of his younger brother’s son meant that it could also be waived the same way for his own son. Additionally, Dhritarashtra was still alive and running the empire successfully, even though blind, whereas Pandu had died.
These were very powerful arguments indeed.
In any event, the arguments for and against raged on for many years without being settled, during which time the Kauravas and Pandavas attained the age of majority. Their relationships began to deteriorate more rapidly, as Prince Duryodhana was part of the ruling family and at great pains to flaunt his superiority to the Pandavas.
In order to keep the peace and satisfy all the parties, Bhishma suggested a compromise which would divide the empire into half, giving each party their independent kingdom. Ultimately an arid, un-prosperous barren part of the kingdom known as Khandavaprastha was allotted to the Pandavas.
Not content with this, Duryodhana wanted to get back the whole kingdom. After many years of political maneuvering, plotting and planning, the Kauravas succeeded in doing so.
Subsequently, with the support of Sri Krishna, Yudhisthira and the Pandavas held a special ashwamedha yajna (horse yajna), which was successful and Yudhisthira was declared emperor of the whole world. This was intolerable to the Kauravas and incensed them further.
Eventually the Kauravas and Pandavas went to war to decide who would rule the world.
So who is right? Well, ultimately it is not the question of who is right legally or morally. The relevant question is, ‘who will prevail?’
History tells us that finally the Pandavas prevailed despite all the insurmountable handicaps.
In this lies the secret of karmic override–the difference between karmic law, legalities, moral considerations and supreme Divine Grace that overrides all:
We can understand that the Kauravas could not have achieved their success and keep defeating the Pandavas over the years unless there was karmic destiny sanction for this. Further, there were very strong moral and legal arguments for the Kauravas to rule.
Today, even more than 5,000 years after the great war of the Mahabharata it is possible for each of us to get similar benefits as the Pandavas through karmic healing connections.
We can help change your karma radically through a spiritual healing initiation and connection with the KQ Force and Reiki. These are not religious or cultist systems of self-development. These are pure spiritual energy healing systems, the results of which give Super karma results at extraordinary levels.
Do explore and take advantage of this opportunity if you have not already done so by attending a Super Karma seminar in India or abroad.
We continue to send healing vibrations, love and light for you and your family–especially for success in all your battles in your relationships and situations in life.
Be with the Force!
Nalin K. Nirula
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