Most authentic way of celebrating Janamashtmi

Via [Art of Living’s blog ]

Krishna always stands with a perfect balance – with one foot firmly on the ground, the other foot crossed over, as though it is touching, but not really touching. Life is about balance. Through his life Sri Krishna showed how to balance materialism and spirituality. He ruled the country, advised as minister and so on… and He gave the highest knowledge to Arjuna and Uddhava. Hence the most authentic way of celebrating Janamashtami is knowing that you have to play a dual role — of being a responsible human being on the planet and at the same time to realize that you are above all events, the untouched Brahman.This could perhaps be the secret of Krishna’s ever present smile even though his life was filled with troubles of many kinds.

Imbibing a bit of avadhoot and a bit of activism in your life is the real significance of celebrating Janamashtami.

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2 thoughts on “Most authentic way of celebrating Janamashtmi

  1. Read an interesting perspective by Amartya Sen. He asks, given that only seven people out of the 18 akshauhinis survived the war, was Krishna’s advice to Arjuna the right one? Seems like Arjuna had the right idea when be put down his bow.

    • Don’t know about the Amartya Sen article you are referring to. My recollection is the entire 18 Akshaunis – 11 of Kauravas and 7 of Pandavas were completely destroyed. I guess, that was the script that had to be enacted.

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