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Musings over Death - 3
« on: July 08, 2009, 10:27:02 AM »
Utthara in Mahabharatam is Abhimanyu's wife.  When
Aswathamma wanted to kill her son, Parikshit, she became
totally afraid, because all the sons of Pandavas had been
killed in the war and Parikshit was to be the only grandson
of the lineage.  She rushed to Sri Krishna.  She did not go
to her fathers-in-laws or husbands or any one of the great
Sages like Vidura who lived at that time.  She knew all these
fellows were mutually seeing the shadows of death,  Parasparam
Mrutyu and the only Deathless person was Sri Krishna.  Only
a deathless person can fight and conquer the death.  She asked
Sri Krishna to save her son, Parikshit.  Sri Krishna sent her
disc to revolve around her womb to save the child.  Parikshit
was thus saved.

Nochur Venkataraman says:  Depend on Bhagavan, but do
vyavahara, negotiation with the world.  Do not negotiate
with Bhagavan and depend on the world.  The world is itself
a Mrutyu, it cannot save you from the sure death.  It is only
Bhagavan who has conquered death can save you from death.

Dependence -  Bhagavan
Vyavahara    -  World

Arunachala Siva.