Bhagavan's External Deeds

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Why Kaliya started living in river Kalindi

Garuda got boon from Indra that the serpents shall be his food. A pact was reached between Garuda and the serpents that one serpent will go to Garuda every day as his food. Kaliya did not recognize this arrangement. Garuda attacked Kaliya when he was in Kalindi. Sage Saubhari was observing tapas on the banks of Kalindi at that time. The lashing of Garuda's wings splashed water all over the Sage and disturbed his tapas. The Sage cursed that if Garuda ever comes back to Kalindi, his body would shatter into a thousand pieces. Thus Kaliya continued to live in Kalindi protected from Garuda.

What is the relationship between nama and rupa?

Name and physical form-nama and rupa-are two sides of the same coin. If you hear the name of a person or an object, the image of the physical form comes to mind. If you see the physical form, the name comes to mind.

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The daughter of an Asura became the queen of swarga. Who is this ?

Bhagavan is Antaryami. What does that mean? He controls everyone and everything from within. Just as he is omnipresent, he is everywhere; he is inside also. So he should be inside Kamsa. So why didn't Bhagavan destroy Kamsa and his associates from within itself? Why did he have to kill them physically, externally? The world operates in certain ways. Bhagavan has only set the ways in which the world operates. It is his system. Why would he violate his own system? In the world, there are rules. Ta....

Bhagavan is Antaryami.
What does that mean?
He controls everyone and everything from within.
Just as he is omnipresent, he is everywhere; he is inside also.
So he should be inside Kamsa.
So why didn't Bhagavan destroy Kamsa and his associates from within itself?
Why did he have to kill them physically, externally?

The world operates in certain ways.
Bhagavan has only set the ways in which the world operates.
It is his system.
Why would he violate his own system?

In the world, there are rules.
Take a can of petrol, pour it over something, and set fire with a matchstick.
It will burn down.
The fire, power to burn is in petrol, it is inside petrol.
But merely by pouring petrol over something, it doesn't burn.
The stimulus has to come in the form of a burning matchstick.
Then only the power of petrol to burn is released.

In the same way, even if Bhagavan is inside Kamsa, he would wait to be triggered by his own Krishnavatara which is external, external to Kamsa.
Because it is not just destroying evil, there is so much more involved.
The whole episode is a teaching to the whole world.
So much to learn - what is evil, evil will not survive for long, power of Bhagavan, role of Bhagavan - so much to learn.
This learning can happen only when it is visible, perceivable to everyone.
Bhagavan does everything visibly so that everyone can learn from it.

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