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Sunday, November 30, 2008


As a kid, I loved to hear stories about Dashavatar... either told by ajju or by Narsimha maamu... It tells of the 10 avtaars of Lord Vishnu... But, when you think about it, it also tells the story of evolution...

First there was 'Matsya' a fish, something that lived in water... then 'Koorma,' a turtle... an amphibian... then 'Varaha' a huge beast... then came 'Narsimha,' half man half animal... then there was 'Vamana' a dwarf... then 'Parashurama,' a wild man... then 'Rama' the ideal man.. then 'Krishna' someone who enjoyed all the pleasures in life who had both vices and virtues... then the saint, 'Buddha'... the final avtaar is said to be 'Kalki' someone who is still to be born... someone who will come to earth when it is filled with evil and destroy everything... and then the circle is to repeat...

But how does God decide when it is time for Him to come to earth? News of bombs, terrorists fill the papers... Neighbours become enemies... Who comes to save the humans in time of need? Are these stories of Gods and Godesses just that? Stories? Bed time tales to tell children so that they keep believing that good triumphs over evil?

...then why did so many have to die in Mumbai last week? Some of them took the oath to save lives and they lived this oath by sacrificing themselves... Some of them were regular people, some unsung heroes... They laid down their lives for others...

People left their homes to go for a vacation... to do their daily jobs and never returned to hug their children or smile happily at their families and friends... some who escaped physically unscathed but mentally charred... will probably be traumatized for life after this experience...

Is there a God who allows this to happen or is He watching the events unfold as a part of His grand scheme or is He waiting for someone to take His place on earth? Does he, as he always has, come in the form of humans who will put the lives of others before their own?

Or does he want each human to become kalki and destroy everyone else and ultimately destroy earth?
posted by Tejaswini Shenoy at 10:50 PM


I thought of writing a different comment on this but deleted it, all the same. It wouldn't be fair to you if I poured out all my feelings here.

But, yes, this time I hope everything does not turn right and people DO NOT continue with their "mumbai spirit"... because if we/ they do, we'll see more of these massacres in the coming days.

December 2, 2008 at 11:44 AM  

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