How do I introduce Krishna? Some call him God and others call him Godhead. Some worship him and love him while there are others who place him in the 7th hell. There are still people who argue that Arjuna was right and Krishna was wrong. Was Arjuna right because he did not want to fight the war or was Krishna wrong because if he did not talk to Arjuna, that world war (Mahabharata) would have been averted.
Krishna did not live in a peaceful world. There was chaos all around. There were more bad guys around the earth at that time than there were the good ones. There were times when the good guys kept quiet and bad things happened inspite of their presence and strength. Such is the strength of bad leaders. Krishna stood against injustice. He tried for peace till it was clear that this was not possible. He then was present in the war to make sure value system was maintained. The evil, the terrorists of his time had to be taken care of.
He did not belong to one section of society then and does not belong to any one institution today. He is not the source of any religion or institution. And equally important is the fact that no institution, religion, nation or creed has any exclusive claim for him. He is truly independent. You want to learn from his teachings. You can go for it. You do not need to sign up. You do not need to follow certain rituals.
So again, how do I introduce Krishna? Is he a God or the Godhead? I would rather have him as a friend as he was to many in his times, a sakha. That is what Arjuna called him, a friend. Yes, Krishna is not here and now in flesh and blood. Does it mean that he does not exist around us in some form or the other? I will continue to try to communicate with Krishna by meditating and creating an environment where that can be achieved in an expedited manner. Krishna’s message is about to become more important to us in the coming years as chaos and terrorism gains deeper roots.
Join me in understanding his messages. This will be of great service to the globe. It is time when we start thinking more in terms of global well-being rather than regional or institutional well-being alone.