Friday, October 31, 2014

592. Is there anything that could be termed as Good or Bad????

While a few of us have branded some things as good and bad, a other few of us have reiterated that there is nothing as good or bad. We are in fact misusing the terms and doing whatever we want to satisfy our cravings and to some extent our emotions. In reality the essence of everything that co-exists with us is that they too exist with a purpose as we do. I can look at a thing and say it is good but for others the same thing could be bad.

For example when a coal miner uses gelatin rods it is for good but if the same gelatin rod is used by a naxalite it is for destruction. From the gelatin rod point of view it is just a thing which could be used for a good cause as well as for a destructive cause. Same holds well for drugs also, a mother gives a spoon of cough syrup to a kid when he has dry cough while a college student empties it in his throat to get high. The cough syrup is the same and its use and misuse has to be debated not just calling cough syrup bad.

Everything that is present in this universe is neural only its usage depicts if it is good or bad. Who is the one who will use it? It is my mind. When my mind has the capability to receive the orders from my intellect which has already distinguished if the usage of that particular thing is for good or bad then whichever things I use will be for good.

At the time of Kurukshetra war Arjuna with Lord Krishna as his charioteer becomes invincible. Duryodhana could not afford to lose all his warriors, so he calls Karna and tells him to do something the next day. Karna had received Vajrayudha (Thunderbolt) from Lord Indra (father of Arjuna) in exchange to the Kavacha (natural armor) which Karna possess from birth. Indra had told him that he could use the weapon only once. Karna decided to use Indra’s Thunderbolt against Arjuna the next day. Lord Krishna who happens to know the resolve of Karna calls Ghatotkacha (the mighty son of Bhima) and asks him to go on rampage in the war tomorrow.

As decided the next day Ghatotkacha goes wild and tears into the Kaurava army. Looking at the devastation Ghatotkacha was causing Duryodhana asks Karna to use Vajrayudha on the monster. Helplessly Karna had to use the mighty weapon on the aggressive Ghatotkacha. The thunderbolt strikes Ghatotkacha and the massive body started to fall down. Lord Krishna who was watching this shouted at Ghatotkacha, “O Mighty warrior, fall on the enemy camp” hearing that Ghatotkacha fell on the Kaurava army taking more lives even in his death.

Indra’s Vajrayudha which was the trump card for Karna to use against Arjuna was foiled. The death of Ghatotkacha was for a good cause, even though it seems to look like a bit poignant. As a warrior Ghatotkacha is remembered even today for becoming proxy for Arjuna on receiving the blow of Vajrayudha.

No other weapon would have killed Ghatotkacha other than Vajrayudha. While receiving Vajrayudha from Indra, Karna had decided to use it on Arjuna alone and none other. But Lord Krishna made it so happen that Karna had to use it on Ghatotkacha. After using the mighty weapon on Ghatotkacha, if Karna thinks did Vajrayudha do good or bad he will never get an answer as his intentions were clouded.

A thing can be use for both purposes good as well as bad. But at the end if the material used has benefited some only then it is used for a good purpose. It does not matter even if the person who is using it does not benefit. Everything in this universe living and non living has only pure goodness in it. The user of it has the good and bad in his thought and action when he takes it out of it…….Am I right??????

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