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This Blog is a collection of excerpts from talks given by Sri Swami Vishwananda. Please note that this Blog does not focus on dates, background and the exact original way of how Swamiji delivered the speech. We edit the talks slightly, presenting them in a kind of “poetic” format. This means we choose certain paragraphs from a talk which reflect a particular theme.
Read them as pieces of Divine Wisdom, meditate upon the words and just feel how Swamiji is addressing you with His words.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Krishna eats Viduras food because of his Love

Vidura and Krishna
Sri Swami Vishwananda: Duryodhana was alive in Krishna’s time.
There were the good ones, who were Arjun and the Pandavas and there were the bad ones always fighting with them, who were the Kauravas.
Duryodhana was their chief. Duryodhana invited Krishna to eat.
Duryodhana was a king, so of course he would give the most delicious food, but Krishna refused it.
Instead He went to Vidura.
Vidura was Krishna’s uncle, but he was very poor.
And there, in his house, Krishna ate the most simple food: just rice and such simple food.
And He was very happy about it.
Why was He?
It was because of the Love of Vidura.
Duryodhana had everything, had all the luxury, but he didn’t have Love.
It was just for pride to show off.
Whereas Vidura, in his simplicity, his humbleness, he was full of love.
And Krishna went there, because of that Love, not because of the food, you know.

There are more sweet stories about our Lord Krishna in this special book Just Love

Listen to this wonderful Bhajan Aaj Hari aaye, vidur ghar paavana which talks about Krishna going to Vidura's home. The meaning is:

Meaning: Today Lord Hari has visited and Vidur's home has been purified.
Vidur was away, only Vidurani (his wife) was at home. She saw Lord Krishna, the wielder of Sarang bow, coming.

Her happiness could not be controlled, she forgot everything else, she also started worrying what food to offer Krishna.
She very lovingly brought bananas, and (in being lost in bliss) threw away the pulp and gave the banana-skin to Lord to eat, and Lord finds them very tasty.
Just then, Vidurji came home, and seeing this, he scolded his wife saying "where have you lost your sense? you are giving the banana-skin to Lord?"
Vidur takes the bananas in his hands and starts giving the pulp to Lord Giridhari. But Krishna ji says "Listen Vidur! now that taste does not come. No matter what one may offer me, be it stale, dry, tasteless, I am only hungry for Love"
Lord Shiva, the Gopis, and Vidurani, all are dhanya (blessed), the Lord himself glorifies them (by giving them such importance).

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