KRISHNA CHANGES ONE’S DESTINY – STORY
When Krishna was trying to save Arjuna, from the arrows of Duryodhana during his battle with king Jayadratha, one arrow came so fast that it was going to hit Arjuna right in between his eyebrows, Mahabharat tells us and at that time, all Krishna did was to step down half a foot.
The moment He did that, the entire chariot went half a foot down and the arrow just grazed Arjuna’s mukut and went flying by just like that.
When Krishna decided that king Jayadratha had to be killed, he was one and a half mile away and half the formation had been killed.
Krishna told Arjuna, “Very simple. I would make the situation such that the clouds would cover the sun.”
This is cheating. Isn’t it? The clouds would cover the Sun and all the Kauravas would put all their weapons down and say:
“Very good. Now everything is done. Now Jayadratha will live and Arjuna must fulfill his promise because if he does not kill the king, he must leap into the fire and kill himself.”
So Arjuna looked at Krishna.
Krishna said, “Can you do only one favor? When I make the clouds dark, I would suddenly let them go away and the Sun will come. You are one mile away from Jayadratha. Can you aim at him? Can you shoot one arrow that will kill him?”
Arjuna said, “With You, I can do anything.”
With the blessings of Krishna, anything is possible.
So at the right opportune moment when Krishna was one mile away and it is 5.30 in the evening and all the Kauravas are thinking, little bit more and Arjuna is dead.
Krishna suddenly makes all the clouds come and the Sun goes. They see that the sun is gone and they say, “We have made it!”
Jayadratha who is one mile away gets the message that he is saved. Very happy.
He gets off his chariot and Krishna makes all the clouds go and all of a sudden, Kauravas say, “Wait a minute. This is not the time to end”.
But before their bewilderment can go, Krishna says, “Shoot! Nimitta maatram bhava savyasaachin!”
Now this time Arjuna shoots with full confidence with Krishna having determined his destiny and with that faith and because he was one in line with the vision of the Lord, Arjuna finds his target and the force of the arrow is so great that it razes the head of Jayadratha and sends it to the lap of his father miles away.
Moral of the story:
When one follows Krishna’s instructions with faith and without envy, he becomes liberated.
He becomes liberated from his destiny.
He comes under the full shelter of Krishna’s protection.
Then his destiny changes.
Whatever might be your destiny in your material life, the moment you come to Krishna consciousness, it is Krishna’s realm. He determines your destiny.
If destiny is greater than Krishna, then destiny is the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
So never should we think that Krishna cannot change destiny. He is big boss. He can change policy just like that.
He can say, “Where is the policy? I never knew it.”
He has done that. He has bent every rule possible, for every devotee possible.