Are we waiting for another “Avatar”??
As per Hindu mythology, lord Vishnu took 10 different avatars to save our world. As per mythology, lord Vishnu will take avatar when Rakshasas get out of control. Rakshasas will come from PatalLok. Rakshasas will kill innocents to gain power and money. Their guru Shukracharya will promise them that if they follow his orders they will get heaven. After all the sufferings, people will start praying to Lord Vishu to save them from Rakshasas and this is when lord Vishnu listens to their followers (bhakts) and take avatar on earth (ManushyaLok). The avatar of lord will have difficult battle with powerful Rakshasas but at the end truth only wins. That’s why in Sanskrit we have “Satyam-ev Jayate” , which is also written under the statue with four lions. (Ashoka-stambh)
So how this does relates to today’s world? Today we are dealing with a different kind of Rakshasas. Now we call them terrorists. Yes, they did not come from “PatalLok” this time, but they have similar characteristics. Both kill people very easily. Both are aiming for heaven. Both are guided by gurus (guru Shukracharya previously, some moulana now).
Now the question remains, are we again going to pray to the lord to save us from these modern Rakshasas armed with Ak47 and hand grenades? Are we waiting for the miracle to happen? Are we ready for the battle of the Satya and Asatya?
There is a bomb blast somewhere in the world every day. Innocent people are dying. More than 20,000 people have died till date in Kashmir. Last year 26th November 2008, over 200 people died in terrorist attack in our own Mumbai. The terrorism has risen to an insufferable level. We saw thousands of people came protesting on road to punish the one who have attacked/ planned the attack on Mumbai on 26/11/2008. Many of them are asking for a war against terrorism. Now, are we ready for a war? Many are saying that war is a foolish thing to do. There are two points that they put here, firstly our country cannot afford a war. Secondly war will not stop terrorism.
They may be true, but they are not ready to understand one thing here; the war is always on from terrorists’ side. When I say, I support war on terrorism; I do not support invade on another country. I support war so that terrorists do not invade my life. I support war for truth.
When I say war for truth, let me go back to Hindu mythologies again. Hindu mythology has two mahagranths: Ramayana and Mahabharata. Both the mahagranths depict war for truth. In Ramayana, lord Ram (Avatar of Lord Vishnu) fights with Rakshasa king Ravan. Ravan takes away Mata Sita by tricking her and kidnaps her in his Pushpak Viman. Lord Ram is now forced to attack on Ravan’s Lanka to save Mata Sita. With the help of Lord Hanuman and Vanar Sena(Army of Monkey) lord Ram attacks on Lanka and kills Ravan and saves Mata Sita. In Mahabharata, Kauravas forcefully captured kingdoms of Pandavas, hence Pandavas with the help of lord Krishna (Avatar of lord Vishnu) wins over Kauravas.
What is so common in between both the Mahagranths? First, both have avatars of lord Vishnu and second, war is forced upon lord Ram and Pandavas. Now let’s apply peace formula here. Lord Ram meets Ravan in bilateral meeting of peace. Or say Pandavas and Kauravas sits together and decides on peace process. Will Ravan or Kauravas want peace? I guess no, that’s what even lord Ram has thought and he attacked Lanka. When Arjun gave up on the war field with the fear of lose, lord Krishna guided him to war. Why isn’t the same situation applied here?
The terrorist are never going to stop. In my opinion, the peace process is of no use with terrorism, instead we make ourselves look like frightened cowards. We afraid of cost of war but we like paying in EMIs. We are ready to pay with our lives and properties every day but cannot afford a war. The fear of lose drives us towards the peace process. But aren’t we losing with every bullet, every bomb blast?
To conclude this, it’s time for us to stand up for ourselves and fight. We cannot wait for these modern Rakshasas to invade our life.