Saturday, 8 June 2013

Part 21 - Krishna’s presence and acknowledgement - Vishnu Sahasranamam's Greatness 7

Seventh reason is "Krishna was present and he listen to it and acknowledged the content  by nodding his head" ,  "Krishnar thane kettathu, kannan  thane amarundhu thiru sevi sathithan".
Mahabaratham is referred as the 5th Vedam. When Mahabaratham is distilled, one gets the two great sections -  Bhagavad Gita and Vishnu Sahasranamam.

Mahabaratham – Kannan Sonnathu (told)
Vishnu Sahasranamam – Kannan Kettathu(listen)
Mahabaratham – Kannan thane pesinathu(said)
Vishnu Sahasranamam – Kannanai pathi pesinathu ( said about Kannan)
Mahabaratham – Kannan upadesam seithan (Adviced by kannan)
Vishnu Sahasranamam – Kannanai thannai pathina upadesathai kettan(advice about kannan).

In Ramayana, Ram prasied Hanuman’s speaking skills to Lakshmana.  Raman is a man of few words. So Bhagawan did not have the opportunity to talk in Ramavathram and HE was waiting for an oppurtunity.  He full filled his wish in his next avatharam – Krishna avatharam.
In Krishna avatharam, Arjun was confused in the Kurukshetra war field and Krishna advised which is “Bhagavad Gita”.  The crux of Bhagavad gita is “Krishna advises arjun to follow karma yogam and completely surrender to Krishna ”.  Inspite of Krishna advising so much to Arjuna, Arjuna in the end didn’t surrender to Krishna as told in Gita. So Krishnar wasn’t happy since he could not convince  Arjuna to follow his advise as told in Bhagavad Gita. So Krishna decided that instead of him advising, he decided to listen to other’s advice.  Apriyathoda Krishna finished Gita that inspite of telling so much even Arjuna didn't surrender. Though Arjuna didn’t surrender, Bhagavad Gita is  useful for all others. Arjuna is just like a calf which is used to milk (Bhagavad Gita) the cow (Krishna). Krishnar decided - Sollarathai vida, solli ketkarthe uchitham.
So when compared with Bhagavad Gita which was told by Kannan, Vishnu sahasranam has more greatness since Krishna was present when BHeesma told Vishnu Sahasranamam to Pandavas and he nodded his head accepting and acknowledging whatever Bheesma said.

More explanation on “Krishna how and where did he hear Vishnu sahasranamam “. Thane Bhagawanana Kannan, Gunangaloda koodina kannan otkarthundu(sat)  kettan. Mela solla pora than(HIS) Gunangalai ketka vanthan Kannan. Sarveshwaranana Kannan amarthu kettan. (even if it is bhagawan HE has to sit and listen elders..) The Gita sonna kannan ottkarthu kettan. Arjunnukku mattum acharyan illai.. yellarukkum prathamacharyan kannan, avane kettan. Yaru sonnalum amarnthu ketkanum nambha sambradayathula.  Avan varthaiyai avan ugakiran – even if it is spelt wrong if the bhavam is good then fine. 
Same is also explained in Thondaradipodi azhwar’s last pasuram [TBD – add pasuram here]
Apozthu alarantha Thamarai kannan amarthu ketten – blossomed lotus since he was happy on hearing what bheesma was saying. Like how we say in tamil “Kuzhal inidhu yaz inidhu than mazhalai sol ketkathavar”, Similarly Krishnan likes whatever his kids(WE) say. His face blossoms on hearing the words said by his kuzhanthai(children).  He was in the hearing ghosti. He once told arjun to learn from acharyan. He is following that by listening from Bheesma.  While listeneing he noded his head to approve what  bheesma said. Avanai pathina varthai Vishnu sahasranamam. Vishnu sahasranamam are great words about Lord Sriman Narayanan.

The above reasons given to illustrate the importance of Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram become all the more obvious when we recount the personalities involved in the events that resulted in the stotram. It was no ordinary person's advice that was sought. No ordinary person was seeking the advice, and at no ordinary person's urging was the advice being sought. Bhishma was the son of the Mother Ganga and a person sanctified by his unswerving devotion to Lord Krishna, and one who had controlled and conquered all his senses. Yudhishthira was the son of Dharma, and himself a practitioner of justice, righteousness, truth, honesty and integrity. Vyasa was the knower of all vedas. Lord Krishna was a witness to the whole event involving the advice and revelation of the easiest and best means to achieve happiness and peace of mind, given by Bhishma to Yudhishthira. As we know, the advice is in the form of Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram. No other justification is needed to recognize the greatness of the education that is imparted to the human race through the medium of Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram by Vyasa and Bhishma.



jyothi adumala said...

Thanks for valuable information ,keep posting more about vishnu sahasranamam.thank you.

Sarvam Srikrishnarpanam said...

Jyothi, Thanks for your kind words. Sure with Krishna's grace will continue the blog. Currently blogging in my other blogs. Soon will be back here. Thanks again. ஸர்வம்ஸ்ரீகிருஷ்ணார்ப்பணம்.

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