Krishna's Divine Sense of Justice

Why did Krishna protect Parikshit in the womb but not from the curse later? How does Krishna’s justice balance cosmic order, transcend time, and ensure dharma contextually?

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Wonderful..That's why Krishna is the greatest..❤️❤️ -Vinayak Tawde

You are giving beautiful insights to topics whichotherwise look like just stories...thanks😇🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 -Mangesh

Beautifully narrated to understand ethinic principle. So I could remember Thirunganasambandhar and Thirunavukarasar for such kind of incidents in their periods. -Nata Rajan

Thank you for this clarity in explaining the order of Ishwara. The decision of Bhagawan is always contextual and interventions made only when that is beneficial to the society and not for any individual cause though it appears to revolve around a person. Thanks again -Usha Sankaranarayanan

பகவானின் ஓவ்வொரு லீலைக்கும் ஆயிரமாயிரம் காரணகாரியம் இருக்கும். தங்களை போன்ற குருமார்களின் அருளால் தெரிந்து கொள்ள முடிகிறது. குருப்யோ நமக. ஹரே கிருஷ்ணா -User_sex4ev

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Bhagavan's sense of justice and his ways are very impressive. द्रौण्यस्त्रविप्लुष्टमिदं मदङ्गं सन्तानबीजं कुरुपाण्डवानाम् । जुगोप कुक्षिं गत आत्तचक्रो मातुश्च मे यः शरणं गतायाः ॥ This is what Parikshit conveys when he says this in the Dashama Skandha of Srimad Bhagavatam. Drauni, Drona's son Ashwatthama, used Brahmastra upon Parikshit when Pa....

Bhagavan's sense of justice and his ways are very impressive.

द्रौण्यस्त्रविप्लुष्टमिदं मदङ्गं सन्तानबीजं कुरुपाण्डवानाम् ।
जुगोप कुक्षिं गत आत्तचक्रो मातुश्च मे यः शरणं गतायाः ॥

This is what Parikshit conveys when he says this in the Dashama Skandha of Srimad Bhagavatam.

Drauni, Drona's son Ashwatthama, used Brahmastra upon Parikshit when Parikshit was still in his mother's womb.

Why did Ashwatthama try to kill Parikshit? Because the Pandavas killed his father, Dronacharya. He wanted to take revenge. Why Parikshit? Because Parikshit was the only descendant of the Pandavas left. By killing Parikshit, Ashwatthama would be exterminating the entire Pandava Vamsha. Everyone on the Kaurava side was already dead.

Bhagavan went inside the womb of Uttara, Parikshit's mother, and protected him. Why did he do that?

Two reasons:

Uttara took refuge in Bhagavan. He wouldn't disappoint anyone who takes refuge in him. Bhagavan’s immediate intervention highlights his unwavering commitment to safeguarding those who surrender to him.

The entire Kuru Vamsha, comprising Pandavas and Kauravas and their hundreds of predecessors, were all Bhagavan's devotees. He would not allow that vamsha to end. Bhagavan is demonstrating his dedication to preserving the heritage and progeny of his devotees.

But there was something strange about the way he protected Parikshit. The Brahmastra had already burned down the fetus, then Bhagavan got inside. Why did he not stop the Brahmastra before it hit Parikshit? To protect Brahmastra's honor. Brahmastra is famous because nobody can escape from it. So Bhagavan allowed Brahmastra to destroy Parikshit's physical body. He intervened after the weapon had destroyed the physical body, preserving the cosmic principle that Brahmastra's power cannot be defied, thus balancing cosmic order with divine mercy.

What remains after the end of the physical body? The subtle body. After a person dies, it is his subtle body that goes to the next world. But instead of that, Bhagavan reconstructed Parikshit's body and brought him back to life again. This act shows Krishna’s ability to transcend physical laws and restore life, highlighting his supremacy over material and metaphysical realms.

How did he do that? The answer is in the shloka itself - आत्तचक्र. He took hold of the chakra. Which chakra? Sudarshana chakra? No, Kalachakra. He took hold of time, stopped time, and prevented Kala (Time) from ending Parikshit's life. This shows that Krishna's justice is not constrained by linear time but operates on a higher plane where time can be manipulated to preserve dharma (cosmic law and order).

But when Parikshit is saying this, he is already under the threat of being killed by the curse. Why is Bhagavan not protecting him now? Because there is no possibility of the Kuru Vamsha getting exterminated. Children have already been born to Parikshit. Krishna's protection is context-dependent. He saved Parikshit in the womb to prevent the extinction of the Pandava lineage. However, in Parikshit's later life, when he is cursed to die, Krishna does not intervene, as the lineage’s continuity is already secured with Parikshit's offspring. This selective intervention shows that Krishna’s justice takes into account broader dharma and not just individual outcomes.

The highlights of Bhagavan's justice are:

Immediate protection for those who seek refuge.
Respect for the cosmic order and the power of divine weapons.
Transcendence over physical destruction and control of time.
Contextual and situational judgment in his divine interventions.

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