Monday, October 28, 2013

What will be your 'mentality' when you know your time is up, only 3 months left?

I read a Nevil shute novel [Name was 'on the beach',not sure] in which, they comes to know that a Nuclear holocaust has happened and almost half the worlds lives has been wiped off,and the radiation was spreading fast but due to opposite wind or some other reason,Australia was still intact,but they also knew that their number of days before disaster,are almost near ,there was no escape. The people became so alive towards each moment left in their life,some were overly charitable ,some were drinking/boozing for the rest of their life and almost all had come to the beach and so on.

That kind of situation happens when you are told by your Doctor , man you have a cancer or a tumor or
some other kind of decease like Aids and so on.When you are in your bed and you know your time is up.You start to think of all the sins you did in your life,and about the people who were in your life,one by one the scenes comes to your mind,some might even regret thinking, why did I do that? or this? at that time too some may hold grudge towards some guy or women or your relatives etc. There was this film  Anand in which Rajesh Khanna was in such a position and was living the rest of his days with so much happiness and laughter that the Doctor, acted by Amitabh,was so surprised and taken aback and decides to give 'Anand' as much time he could manage, to make the process less painful and to be a moral support, but the Character Anand was so different from other guys and really 'lives' his life in the real sense enjoying every moment towards the end,no one knowing or seeing him could tell, this is the same guy who is about to die.

It can come to any one any time, and when one realizes, everything one ever did or earned, was futile, all those stingy life without sharing your good fortune with the needy, all those days when you simply did not want to spend a single penny due to the need of savings, because we tend to calculate under normal condition, a life of one hundred years, everything suddenly becomes useless and is of no use any more,they will feel themselves as very silly, to have done so many things in life.To be frank I had an experience in my life in mid Ninties, suddenly there was a chest pain ,sweat, joints pain, vomiting all classical signs of heart attack in the middle of the night, luckily I was in an ICU in 2 to 3 hours itself, due to my good fortune it happened on a sunday night,other wise, I would have been in a place about 2500 meters, above sea level,without any Cardiologist or facilities required for a patient right after a stroke or heart attack the initial few hours are very critical, especially for diabetic people ,they would not even feel the pain.After I was given a few injections and a good nights sleep I was awake and asked a doctor nearby , what was it? he dispassionately told me that I had an heart attack,but timely medical intervention had saved my life. It was a disturbed life for one year after that day, because the repeat rather recurring possibility of a second attack is very high, may possibly occur in many cases in 48 hours or even after a few months.That incident shocked me though,I was not scared for my life,my worry was thinking about my daughter,wife,mother and all my friends & relatives, who had loved me so much etc. Immediately after a few days, I read a real life story of a gentleman known to ,Keralites named Sri.Nitya Chaitanya yati, a pure diamond , a scholar with clairvoyance ,was a Physics scientist,wrote so many books for humanity,he was also a disciple of Sri Narayana Guru, he too followed his gurus footpath, never got married , he had written in his memoirs of a similar attack happened to him, while he was in his thirties, medical check up done in Singapore, confirmed of his heart problem with quite a few blocks, he was asked to immediately go for bye pass surgery.Some how with lords blessings, neither did he undergo bypass,nor continued medication he threw out all the medicines prescribed for him.That phase about him, also reminded me of a time, when he was thinking of calling his student or a disciple in US, a lady, who too got the message through mind alone and called at that very moment such was his mind power ,that piece of reading, gave me that confidence in life to go on as if nothing ever happened.With lords help it has been now almost 17 to 18 years and I never looked back.

Clever are the people who can imagine such a scene prior to really becoming such an effected human.They will then realize how important  it is for people to live happily without caring too much about  far too many years ahead like 80 years or 90 years not only that, they will also calculate the years their children ,who at times are yet to be born, also living 80 to 100 years and the amount of wealth required under such circumstances, no amount of wealth will be enough for such calculating guys, who will suddenly find the sudden shocker from the lord and suffer some of the above mentioned situations in life.My point here is for the people to think about life and death two sides of the same coin. Our times now are such, that no one is guaranteed a long life anywhere in the world , there are so many man made disasters or natural calamities, which has the power to wipe off life from the whole planet. Another cycle of life again may start after millions or billions of years afterwards.


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Rajiv was a Genuine man with great foresightedness,RTI to each opening up was inevitable after computerization.

Sorry but to point out that Rahul is not half the man, in comparisson to Rajiv.

1: They could not have hidden things anymore anyway,because the credit must go to Sri.Rajiv Gandhi,for his vision which brought in Sam Pitroda and like in developed countries we too got computerized,those crooks who were rich could not imagine the modern technology, ultimately all records was memorized in servers.Mobile phone conversations were also a big advantage due to the recordings, which was available anyway.Information in computer and servers means it can be accessed by teenage boys and girls as well,because of their IQ in connection with software [and hardware] data was firstly done in English language made our job easier,it helped Indians .India especially are filled with average boys and girls[with IQ more than any European or westerners or even Jews & Indian Vysyas,who earlier had an upper hand due to firearms and Nuclear weapons, who were the ones keeping all the wealth in the world. God planned things in such a way after IInd world war, East India company also fell along with Germans whole of Europe.Public always knew the funds were kept in Swiss banks,by both sides during the war. 
U.S is falling due to the reason of having committed sin without any conscience killing for the fun of it, such as playing video games,the best example is the British heir to the thrown ,who declared and boasted about killing Afghans just like him playing video games.See the mentality.How cruel,the same can be told of Americans repeating the same crime of killing innocent civilians ,just like what happened in Sri-Lanka,Middle east,it is equal to killing your parents out of your anger towards your enemies.How can they justify killing fields due to the perversion of a few stupid idiots,which all countries have but the numbers/percentage might be different.

Friday, October 25, 2013


Tea Credit Card for Tea Growers

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Bangalore: Tea is indigenous to India and is an area where the country can take a lot of pride. This is mainly because of its pre-eminence as a foreign exchange earner and its contributions to the country's GNP.

However, as tea is an important beverage and serves a lot to the Indian economy, new initiatives are taken to empower the sector. Recently United Bank of India will soon reveal the tea credit card for tea growers said Chairperson and managing director Archana Bhargava, reports Bikash Singh of Economic Times.

"Initially the bank will offer around 1000 credit cards. These cards will be known as tea credit cards," Bhargava said.

She further added that the cards are mainly introduced to target the small tea growers who contribute 30 percent of 1150 million kgs (mkgs) national tea production annually.

The tea credit card will have similar features like the kisan credit cards, from which farmers’ gets loan up to Rs 50,000 at 7 per cent interest rate. An added discount is given if any farmer pays back the money in time.

United Bank of India’s account to tea sector is around 300 Crore. The bank further plans to extend in the Northeast with at least 500 outlets by November this year.

Bhargava said the bank will hire around 500 people in clerical grade in Northeast region. UBI has 282 branches across the region.

[This is a very good step in the right direction, We the staff members really appreciate this gesture of our Madam Chairman Ms.Archana Bhargava,addressing the needs of small tea growers first.,] courtesy SiliconIndia. 


Vladimir Putin's Short Speech... on 4th Feb, 2013





This is one time our elected leaders should pay attention to

the advice of Vladimir Putin.... how scary is that?”

On February 4th, 2013, Vladimir Putin, the Russian president,

addressed the Duma, (Russian Parliament), and gave

a speech about the tensions with minorities in Russia:

In Russia live Russians. Any minority, from anywhere,

if it wants to live in Russia, to work and eat in Russia,

should speak Russian, and should respect the Russian laws.

If they prefer Sharia Law, then we advise them to go to those

places where that's the state law.

Russia does not need minorities. Minorities need Russia,

and we will not grant them special privileges, or try to

change our laws to fit their desires, no matter how loud they

yell 'discrimination'.

We better learn from the suicides of America, England,

Holland and France, if we are to survive as a nation. The

Russian customs and traditions are not compatible with the

lack of culture or the primitive ways of most minorities.

When this honourable legislative body thinks of creating

new laws, it should have in mind the national interest first,

observing that the minorities are not Russians.

The politicians in the Duma gave Putin a five minute standing


“If you keep this to yourself, you are part of the problem!”

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

People of Delhi/India should give AAP landslide Margin, help them throw out Parasites.

It has been a known fact that,our politicians has been eating rather sucking the blood and sweat of our Aam Admi since 1947, when we became independent. One can see their arrogance by seeing them talk to the media,through which to people, as if saying you suckers; you don't deserve to live.If our agitation by Anna Hazare,is the yardstick to go by, I can see the anger of mass against the ruling class, especially the youth, who are connected to mass media,24/7, if nothing happens in a few months,they might even take on to streets, a scene not to be ruled out, that will be a fitting response to these Dracula's of modern times.

If their money power is being used to win elections, while the ruling guys instruct, all the government departments in supporting their cause, then our people will have no choice but to react in such a manner to give those guys a real scare,such as the one incident happened way back in seventies in Kerala [Kongad,Palakad Dist],when the land lord became a ruler himself,raping and killing innocent girls,there was our dear Ms.Ajitha, who along with few young boys killed the guy named Narayann Nair, in the middle of the night and wrote on the wall with letters of blood,this will happen to those, who dare do such things in future. Though, the court gave her a sentence, she still remains our Jhansi Rani in our minds,we love and adore her. I was told she is running a center for destitute women and girls in Calicut,presently, where she belongs. If she happen to take mantle again, there will be young guys in millions, who wouldn't mind fighting and in the process die as martyrs. That has been the heritage of our Zamurai's country named Kozhikode/Calicut/Kallikottai , we do not take arms simply to show off, but will do what is right for the nation and die as brave men or win the battle, rather than living like slaves,under these arrogant ,corrupt,poisonous leaders of all political parties.

Though, I can live a [good as these guys' think .] sinners' life had I chosen  ways, like our so called wizards of percentages ,our FM and company because, he belongs to the kind of money lenders, who only can crunch numbers due to the need for cheating, their unfortunate farmers or peasants, who approach them for money. lending which is their main business, the most lucrative, as they don't have to be considering what is right,but by hook or crook amass wealth ,millions of peoples' death can be directly linked to these practices in our [once great] country,where the Vysyas are ruthless money lenders.They are buying out the whole land and wealth of our country and its' people.I wanted to ask a simple question,who owns ICICI Bank?and HDFC bank?,their collection is done by sending goons, who will beat first, threaten and finally chop off the person, if he fail to pay interest or principle.The interest is so high,that it will be double or three times of the actual amount borrowed in one year itself. How and who allowed these banks licenses to perform the way they do?I am asking RBI to spell out the licensing process for Benami Bankers owned by ,majority , our own politicians and some greedy foreigners together looting our helpless populace. They call it FIIs. What does a Participatory Note means?what mechanism do we have to find the source of such Participatory Nsunnyubi@gmail.comotes?How come it only exists in India? Who invented such an idea and who approved such an idea? How come Mr.Pawar is not Questioned for Vegetable price rises? which are results of man made hoardings. Is the profits shared by all equally?

I want answers for all the above questions.If I fail to get answers, I myself will resign my job and join forces to defeat these cunning and most toxic/poisonous creatures as,they are not human at all.                

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


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Mahabharata, Santi Parva, Section XLVII
Translated by Sri Kisari Mohan Ganguli
Whatever, O Bhishma, thou wilt say unto the enquiring son of Pandu (Yudhishthira), will be regarded on earth to be as authoritative as the declarations of that Vedas. That person who will conduct himself here according to the authority of thy declarations, will obtain hereafter the reward of every meritorious act.
Addressing king Yudhishthira:
Vasudeva (Krishna|) said: That tiger among men, Bhishma, who is now lying on a bed of arrows, and who is now like unto a fire that is about to go out, is thinking of me. Hence my mind also was concentrated on him. Collecting all his senses and concentrating his mind by the aid of his understanding, he sought my refuge (by thinking of me). It was for this that I had centred my mind upon him. I was thinking of that hero of mighty energy and great intelligence who possesses a knowledge of all the celestial weapons as also of the four Vedas with all their branches and who is the receptacle of the sciences.
I was thinking of that foremost of all persons conversant with morality and duty, of him, O bull of Bharata’s race, who knows the Past, the Future, and the Present. After that tiger among kings shall have, in consequences of his own achievements, ascended to heaven, the earth, O son of Pritha, will look like a moonless night. Therefore, O Yuthishthira, submissively approaching Ganga’s son, viz., Bhishma of terrible prowess, question him about what you may desire to learn, O lord of the earth, and enquire of him about the four branches of knowledge (in respect of morality, profit, pleasure and salvation), about the sacrifices and the rites laid down for the four orders, about the four modes of life, and about the kingly duties in full.
When Bhishma, that foremost one of Kuru’s race, will disappear from the world, every kind of knowledge will disappear with him. It is for this that I urge thee (to go to him now).
[Hearing these beneficial words of high import from Krishna, the righteous Yudhishthira, with voice choked in tears answered Krishna]
Yudhishthira said: What thou has said, O Madhava (Krishna) about the eminence of Bhishma, is perfectly true. I have not the slightest doubt regarding it. I had heard of the high blessedness as also the greatness, of the illustrious Bhishma from high-souled Brahmanas discoursing upon it. Thou, O slayer of foes, art the Creator of all the worlds. There cannot, therefore, O delighter of the Yadavas, be the slightest doubt in what thou sayest. If thy heart were inclined to show grace, O Madhava, then we shall go unto Bhishma with thyself at our head. When the divine Surya (sun) shall have turned towards the north, Bhishma will leave (this world) for those regions of bliss that he has won. That descendant of Kuru’s race, therefore, O mighty armed one, deserves to have a sight of thee.
Vaisampayana said: Bhishma, with mind concentrated upon Krishna, said, ‘Salutations to Krishna!’ and bowed unto Krishna. Learning by his Yoga prowess of the devotion of Bhishma, Madhava (Krishna), otherwise called Hari, (entering his body) bestowed upon him heavenly knowledge compassing the Past, the Present and the Future, and went away. When Bhishma became silent, those utterers of Brahman (that sat around him) with voices choked in tears, adored that high-souled chief of the Kurus (Bhishma) in excellent words. Those foremost of Brahmanas (Brahmins) uttered the praises of Krishna also, that first of Beings, and then continued in soft voices to commend Bhishma repeatedly. Learning (by his Yoga powers) of the devotion of Bhishma towards him, that foremost of Beings, viz., Madhava (Krishna), suddenly rose from his seat and ascended on his car (chariot). Krishna and Satyaki proceeded on one car. On another proceeded those two illustrious princes, viz., Yudhishthira and Dhananjaya (Arjuna). Bhimsena and the twins rode on a third; while those bulls among men, Kripa and Yuyutsu, and that scorcher of foes, Sanjaya of the Suta caste, proceeded on their respective cars.
Then Hrishikesha (Krishna) and king Yudhishthira, and all those persons headed by Kripa, and the four Pandavas, riding on those cars looking like fortified cities and decked with standards and banners, speedily proceeded to Kurukshetra with the aid of their fleet steeds. They descended on that field which was covered with hair and marrow and bones and where millions of high-souled Kshatriyas had cast away their bodies. It abounded also with many a hill formed of the bodies and bones of elephants and steeds, and human heads and skulls lay stretched over it like conch-shells. Variegated with thousands of funeral pyres and teeming with heaps of armour and weapons, the vast plain looked like the drinking garden of the Destroyer himself used and abandoned recently. The mighty car warriors proceeded, viewing the field of battle haunted by crowds of spirits and thronged with Rakshasas.
Krishna of unfading glory and Yudhishthira proceeded there where the puissant son of Ganga (Bhishma) lay on his bed of arrows. They then beheld Bhishma stretched on his arrowy bed and resembling in splendour the evening Sun covered with his own rays. The Kuru hero (Bhishma) was surrounded by many ascetics like he of a hundred sacrifices by the deities of heaven. The spot on which he lay was highly sacred, being situate on the banks of the river Oghavati. Beholding him from a distance, Krishna and Dharma’s royal son (Yudhishthira), and the four Pandavas, and the others headed by Saradwat, alighted from their vehicles and collecting their restless minds and concentrating all their senses, approached the great Rishis. Saluting those foremost of Rishis headed by Vyasa. Govinda (Krishna) and Satyaki and the others approached the son of Ganga (Bhishma). Beholding Ganga’s son of great ascetic merit, the Yadu and Kuru princes, those foremost of men, took their seats, surrounding him. Bhishma looking like a fire about to die out, Kesava (Krishna) with a rather cheerless heart addressed him as follows:
Krishna said: Are thy perceptions now as clear as before? I hope thy understanding, O foremost of eloquent men, is not clouded. I hope thy limbs are not tortured by the pain arising from the wounds by shafts. From mental grief also the body becomes weak. In consequences of the boon granted to thee by thy sire, the righteous Santanu, thy death, O puissant hero, depends on thy own will. I myself have not the merit in consequence of which thou hast obtained this boon. The minutest pin (inserted) within the body produces pain. What need then be said, O king, of hundreds of arrows that have pierced thee? Surely, pain cannot be said to afflict thee. Thou art competent, O Bharata, to instruct the very gods regarding the origin and dissolution of living creatures. Possessed of great knowledge, everything belonging to the Past, the Future, and the Present, is well known to thee. The dissolution of created beings and the reward of righteousness are well known to thee, O thou of great wisdom, for thou art an ocean of virtue and duty.
While living in the enjoyment of swelling sovereignty, I beheld thee forgo female intercourse though sound of limbs and perfectly hale and though surrounded by female companions. Except Santanu’s son Bhishma of great energy and firmly devoted to righteousness, possessed of heroism and having virtue for the only object of his pursuit, we have never heard of any other person in the three worlds that could, by his ascetic power, though lying on a bed of arrows and at the point of death, still have such a complete mastery over death (as to keep it thus at bay). We have never heard of anybody else that was so devoted to truth, to penances, to gifts, to the performances of sacrifices, to the science of arms, to the Vedas, and to the protection of persons soliciting protection, and that was so harmless to all creatures, so pure in behaviour, so self-restrained, and so bent upon the good of all creatures, and that was also so great a car-warrior as thee. Without doubt, thou art competent to subjugate, on a single car, the gods, Gandharvas, Asuras, Yakshas and Rakshasas. O mighty armed Bhishma, thou art always spoken of by the Brahmanas as the ninth of the Vasus. By the virtues, however, thou hast surpassed them all and art equal unto Vasava himself. I know of best of persons, that thou art celebrated for thy prowess, O foremost of beings, among even the very gods. Among men on earth, O foremost of men, we have never seen, nor heard of any one possessed of such attributes as thee. O thou of the royal order, thou surpassest the gods themselves in respect of every attribute. By thy ascetic power thou canst create a universe of mobile and immobile creatures. What need then be said of thy having acquired many blessed regions by means of thy foremost of virtues?
Dispel now the grief of the eldest son of Pandu (Yudhishthira) who is burning with sorrow on account of the slaughter of his kinsmen. All the duties that have been declared in respect of the four orders about the four modes of life are well known to thee. Everything again that is indicated in the four branches of knowledge, in the four Hotras, O Bharata, as also those eternal duties that are laid down in Yoga and Sankhya philosophy, the duties too of the four orders and these duties that are not inconsistent with their declared practices; all these, along with their interpretations, O son of Ganga, are known to thee. The duties that have been laid down for those sprung from an intermixture of the four orders and those laid down for particular countries and tribes and families, and those declared by the Vedas and by men of wisdom, are all well known to thee. The subjects of histories and the Puranas are all known to thee. All the scriptures treating of duty and practices dwell in thy mind. Save thee, O bull among men, there is no other person that can remove the doubts that may arise in respect of those subjects of knowledge that are studied in the world. With the aid of thy intelligence, do thou, O prince of men, drive the sorrow felt by the son of Pandu. Persons possessed of so great and such varied knowledge live only for comforting men whose minds have been stupefied.
Since, O bull among men, thy devotion to me is very great, for this, O prince, I have displayed my celestial form to thee. I do not, O foremost of kings, display myself unto one that is not devoted to me, or unto a devotee that is not sincere, or unto one, O Bharata, that is not of restrained soul. Thou art devoted to me and art always observant of righteousness. Of a pure heart, thou art always self-restrained and ever observant of penances and gifts. Through thy own penances, O Bhishma, thou art competent to behold me. Those regions, O king, are ready for thee whence there is no return (not subject to rebirth). Six and fifty days, O foremost one of Kuru’s race, still remain for thee to live! Casting off thy body, thou shalt then, O Bhishma, obtain the blessed reward of thy acts. Behold, those deities and the Vasus, all endued with forms of fiery splendour, riding on their cars, are waiting for thee invisibly till the moment of the sun’s entering on northerly course. Subject to universal time, when the divine Surya (sun) turns to is northerly course, thou, O foremost of men, shall go to those regions whence no man of knowledge ever returns to this earth! When thou, O Bhishma, wilt leave this world for that, all knowledge, O hero, will expire with thee. It is for this, that all these persons, assembled together, have approached thee for listening to discourses on duty and morality. Do thou then speak words of truth, fraught with morality and Yoga, unto Yudhishthira who is firm in truth but whose learning has been clouded by grief on account of the slaughter of his kinsmen, and do thou, by this, quickly dispel that grief of his!
Vaisampayana said: Hearing these words of Krishna fraught with morality and profit, Santanu’s Bhishma, answered him in the following words:
Bhishma said: O master of all the worlds, O mighty armed one, O Siva, O Narayana, O thou of unfading glory, hearing the words spoken by thee I have been filled with joy. But what words (of instruction), O master of speech, can I say in thy presence, when especially in all the subjects of speech have been dealt with in speech?
[Note: The Vedas constitute the speech of the Supreme Being. Everything about morality occurs in them.]
Whatever in either world should be done or is done, proceeds from thy intelligent self, O god! That person who is competent to discourse on the subject of heaven in the presence of the chief of the gods himself is competent to discourse on the interpretation of morality and pleasure and profit and salvation in thy presence.
My mind, O slayer of Madhu, is exceedingly agitated by the pain of arrow wounds. My limbs are weak. My understanding is not clear. I am so afflicted, O Govinda (Krishna), by these shafts resembling poison or fire that I have not the power to utter anything. My strength is abandoning me. My life-breaths are hastening to leave me. The very vitals of my body are burning. My understanding is clouded. From weakness my utterance is becoming indistinct. How then can I venture to speak? Be gratified with me. O mighty armed one, I will not say anything. Pardon me (for my unwillingness). The very master of speech (Vrihaspati), in speaking in thy presence, will be overcome by hesitation. I cannot any longer distinguish the points of the compass, nor the sky from the earth! Through thy energy, O slayer of Madhu, I am only barely alive. Do thou, therefore, thyself speak for the good of king Yuthishthira the just, for thou art the ordainer of all the ordinances. How, O Krishna, when thou, the eternal creator of the universe, art present, can one like me speak (on such subjects) like a disciple in the presence of the preceptor?
Vasudeva (Krishna) said: The words spoken by thee are worthy of thee that art the foremost one of Kuru’s race, thee that art endued with great energy, thee that art of great soul, and thee that art possessed of great patience and conversant with every subject. Regarding what hast thou said unto me about the pain of thy arrow wounds, receive, O Bhishma, this boon that I grant thee, O puissant one, from my grace. Discomfort and stupefaction and burning and pain and hunger and thirst shall not, O son of Ganga, overcome thee. O thou of unfading glory. Thy perceptions and memory, O sinless one, shall be unclouded [Note: Literally: Everything thou knowest shall appear to thee by inward light.] The understanding shall not fail thee. The mind, O Bhishma, freed from the quality of passion and darkness, will always be subject to the quality of goodness, like the moon emerged from the clouds. Thy understanding will penetrate whatever subject connected with duty, morality or profit thou wilt think upon. O tiger among kings, obtaining celestial vision, thou wilt, O thou of immeasurable prowess, succeed in beholding the four orders of created things. Endued with the eye of knowledge, thou wilt, O Bhishma, behold, like fish in a limpid stream, all created things that thou mayst endeavour to recollect!
Janmejaya said: when that tiger among men, of righteous soul and great energy, firmly adhering to truth and with passion under complete control, viz., the son of Santanu and Ganga, named Devavrata or Bhishma of unfading glory, lay on a hero’s bed with the sons of Pandu sitting around him, tell me. O great sage, what converse ensued in that meeting of heroes after the slaughter of the troops?
Vaisampayana said: When Bhishma, that chief of the Kurus, lay on his bed of arrows, many Rishis and Siddhas, O king, headed by Narada, came to that spot. The unslain remnant of the (assembled) kings with Yudhishthira at their head, and Dhritarashtra and Krishna and Bhima and Arjuna and the twins also came there. Those high-souled persons, approaching the grandsire of the Bharatas who looked like the sun dropped from the firmament, indulged in lamentations for him. Then Narada of godlike features reflecting for a short while, addressed all the Pandavas and the unslain remnants of the kings.
Narada said: The time, I think has come for you to question Bhishma (on subject of morality and religion), for Ganga’s son is about to expire like the Sun that is on the point of setting. He is about to cast off his life breaths. Do you all, therefore, solicit him to discourse to you. He is acquainted with the varied duties of all the four orders. Old in years, after abandoning his body he will obtain high regions of bliss. Solicit him, therefore, without delay, to clear the doubts that exist in your minds.
Thus addressed by Narada, those princes approached Bhishma, but unable to ask him anything, looked at one another.
Then Yudhishthira, the son of Pandu, addressing Hrishikesa (Krishna) said:
There is no one else than Devaki’s son (Krishna) that can question the grandsire. O foremost one of Yadu’s race, do thou, therefore, O slayer of Madhu, speak first. Thou, O sire, are the foremost of us all and thou art conversant with every duty and practice.
Thus addressed by the son of Pandu, the illustrious Kesava (Krishna) of unfading glory, approaching the unconquerable Bhishma, spoke unto him as follows.
Vasudeva (Krishna) said: Hast thou, O best of kings, passed the night happily? Has thy understanding become unclouded? Does thy knowledge, O sinless one, shine in thee by inward light? I hope thy heart no longer feels pain and thy mind is no longer agitated.
Bhishma said: Burning, stupefaction, fatigue, exhaustion, illness, and pain, through thy grace, O thou of Vrishni’s race, have all left me in a single day, O thou of incomparable splendour, all that is past, all that is future, and all that is present, I behold as clearly as a fruit placed in my hands. All the duties declared in the Vedas, all those laid down in the Vedantas, I behold clearly, O thou of unfading glory, in consequence of the boon thou hast granted to me. The duties that have been declared by persons of learning and righteous behaviour, dwell in my remembrance. I am conversant also, O Janardana (Krishna), with the duties and practices prevailing in particular countries and among particular tribes and families. Everything relating again to the four modes of life has come back to my recollection. I am acquainted also, O kesava, with the duties that relate to kingcraft. Whatever should at whatever time be said, I would say, O Janardana! Through thy grace, I have acquired an auspicious understanding. Strengthened by meditation on thee, I feel as if I have become a young man again. Through thy favour, O Janardana, I have become competent to discourse on what is beneficial (for the world). Why, however, O holy one, dost thou not thyself discourse to Pandu’s son upon all that is good? What explanation hast thou to give in respect of this? Tell me quickly, O Madhava!
Vasudeva (Krishna) said: Know, O thou of Kuru’s race, that I am the root of fame and everything that leads to good. All thing good or bad, proceed from me. Who on earth will wonder if the moon be said to be of cool rays? Similarly, who will wonder if I were described as one possessed of the full measure of fame? I have, however, resolved to enhance thy fame, O thou of great splendour! It is for this, O Bhishma, that I have just inspired thee with great intelligence. As long, O lord of earth, as the earth will last, so long will thy fame travel with undiminished lustre through all the worlds. Whatever, O Bhishma, thou wilt say unto the enquiring son of Pandu (Yudhishthira), will be regarded on earth to be as authoritative as the declarations of that Vedas.
That person who will conduct himself here according to the authority of thy declarations, will obtain hereafter the reward of every meritorious act. For this reason, O Bhishma, I have imparted to thee celestial understanding so that thy fame may be enhanced on earth. As long as a man’s fame lasts in the world, so long are his achievements said to live. The unslain remnant of the (assembled) kings are sitting around thee, desirous of listening to thy discourses on morality and duty. Do thou speak unto them, O Bharata! Thou art old in years and thy behaviour is consistent with the ordinance of the Srutis. Thou art well conversant with the duties of kings and with every other science of duty. No one has ever noticed the slightest transgression in thee from thy very birth. All the kings know thee to be conversant with all the sciences of morality and duty. Like a sire unto his sons do thou, therefore, O king, discourse unto them of high morality. Thou hast always worshipped the Rishis and the gods. It is obligatory on thee to discourse on these subjects in detail unto persons desirous of listening to discourse on morality and duty. A learned person, especially when solicited by the righteous, should discourse on the same. The sages have declared this to be a duty, O puissant one, if thou dost not speak on such subjects, thou wilt incur sin. Therefore, questioned by the sons and grandsons, O learned one, about the eternal duties (of men), do thou, O bull among the Bharatas, discourse upon them on the subject.
Vaisampayana said: Then endued with great energy, the delighter of the Kurus (Bhishma) spoke.
Bhishma said: I shall discourse on the subject of duty. My speech and mind have become steady, through thy grace, O Govinda Krishna) since thou art the eternal soul of every being. Let the righteous-souled Yudhishthira question me about morality and duty. I shall then be much gratified and shall speak of all duties. Let the son of Pandu (Yudhishthira), that royal sage of virtuous and great soul, upon whose birth all the Vrishnis were filled with joy, question me. Let the son of Pandu, who has no equal among all the Kurus, among all persons of righteous behaviour, and among men of great celebrity, put questions to me. Let the son of Pandu, in whom are intelligence, self-restraint, Brahmacharya, forgiveness, righteousness, mental vigour and energy, put questions to me. Let the son of Pandu, who always by his good offices honours his relatives and guests and servants and others that are dependent on him, put questions to me. Let the son of Pandu, in whom are truth and charity and penances, peacefulness, cleverness, and fearlessness, put questions to me. Let the righteous-souled son of Pandu, who would never commit a sin influenced by desire of Pleasure or Profit or from fear put questions to me. Let the son of Pandu, who is ever devoted to truth, to forgiveness, to knowledge and to guests, and who always makes gifts unto the righteous, put questions to me. Let the son of Pandu, who is ever engaged in sacrifices and study of the Vedas and the practice of morality and duty who is ever peaceful and who has heard all mysteries, put questions to me.
Vasudeva (Krishna) said: King Yudhishthira the just, overcome with great shame and fearful of (thy) curse, does not venture to approach thee. That lord of earth, O monarch, having caused a great slaughter, ventures not to approach thee from fear of (thy) curse. Having pearced with shafts those that deserved his worship, those that were devoted to him, those that were his preceptors, those that were his relatives and kinsmen and those that were worthy of his highest regard, he ventures not to approach thee.
Bhishma said: As the duty of the Brahmanas consists of the practice of charity, study and penances, so the duty of Kshatriyas is to cast away their bodies, O Krishna, in battle. A Kshtriya should slay sires and grandsires and brothers and preceptors and relatives and kinsmen that may engage with him in unjust battle. This is their declared duty. That Kshatriya, O Kesava, is said to be acquainted with his duty who slays in battle his very preceptors if they happen to be sinful and covetous and disgraceful of restraints and vows. That Kshatriya is said to be acquainted with his duty who slays in battle the person that from covetousness disregards the eternal barriers of virtue [Note; Literally: ‘the eternal bridge of virtue.’] That Kshatriya is said to be acquainted with duty who in battle makes the earth a lake of blood, having the hair of slain warriors for the grass and straw floating on it, and having elephants for its rocks, and standards for the trees on its banks. A kshatriya, when challenged, should always fight in battle, since Manu has said that a righteous battle (in the case of a Kshatriya) leads to both heaven and fame on earth.
Vaisampayana continued: After Bhishma had spoken thus, Dharma’s son Yudhishthira, with great humility, approached the Kuru hero and stood in his sight. He seized the feet of Bhishma who in return gladdened him with affectionate words. Smelling his head, Bhishma asked Yudhishthira to take his seat. Then Ganga’s son (Bhishma), that foremost of bowmen, addressed Yudhishthira, saying, ‘Do not fear, O best of the Kurus! Ask me, O child, without any anxiety.’
Vaisampayana said: Having bowed unto Hrishikesa (Krishna), and saluted Bhishma, and taken the permission of all the seniors assembled there, Yudhishthira began to put questions unto Bhishma.
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