Thursday, January 21, 2016

Antique Carved Door Panels

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Snake Kaliya with its numerous hoods symbolises the numerous desires we have. When one desire gets fulfilled, another arises, like the new hoods of Kaliya. The hoods keep breaking and forming, but Krishna is unperturbed. He keeps playing His flute, denoting the power of discrimination, of wisdom, of the focus on the bliss of Self. The wife of Kaliya prays to Krishna, that is, her prayer in which she desires her husband to come back whole leads to re-creation of the hoods. Kaliya questions Krishna: "O Lord! You are the Creator. You have created venomous snakes like me; you have also created gods who drink nectar. What is my fault in this? I am poisonous because nature has made me so." The Srimad Bhagvatam says that on hearing this, Krishna falls silent. Krishna accepted Kaliya's words of discrimination. Krishna is the true embodiment of wisdom. He replies: "Alright, I shall not kill you, but please leave this place. You are causing distress to many







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