[Advaita-l] What is 'aprAkRta' ?
rajaramvenk at gmail.com
Tue Aug 2 06:57:36 CDT 2011
On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 12:32 PM, Dr. Yadu Moharir <ymoharir at yahoo.com>wrote:
> Namaste Bhaskar:
> After kR^iSWhNaa's antyasa.mskara while trying to escort his family, arjuna
> could not defend and
> protect kRiShNaa's family and most of his wives went to abhira willingly.
> This is found in the mausala parva of mahaabhaarata.
> RV: I know it is addressed to Sri Bhaskar and apologies for my
> inappropriateness in asking this. According to the translation on
> sacredtexts site, they were forcibly carried away. If we read it with what
> Vyasa said, they died and not live with Abhiras willingly. "In my very
> sight, O Brahmana, thousands of Vrishni ladies *were carried away* by the
> Abhiras of the country of the five waters, who assailed us." Vyasa said,
> "The mighty car-warriors of the Vrishni and the Andhaka races have all been
> consumed by the Brahmana’s curse. O chief of Kuru’s race, it behoveth thee
> *not to grieve for their destruction*."
If you disagree, please quote the original. Also, please note Mahabharata
has layers of text on top of Jayabharatham.
Krishna even runs away from the battlefiled (ha ha) but it does not make His
body prakrta. It is aprakrta.
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