• Nandini Goel

6 MORAL LESSONS FROM KRISHNA’S LIFE

1. Carry out your duties and walk on the path of righteousness.


Krishna's birth and whole life has been dedicated to Karma. We often believe that even if we do right, we're not gaining anything out of it. Physically, it might not appear to you that you're not having any fruits but everything is being counted as how dharmi your soul is! So, never stop believing in the right and taking a stand for it.


karmaṇy-evādhikāras te mā phaleṣhu kadāchana mā karma-phala-hetur bhūr mā te saṅgo ’stvakarmaṇi


Meaning: Do your duty and do not be concerned about the end result for you just need to enjoy the journey of getting there.


In the battle of Kurukshetra (Mahabharta), Arjun’s thoughts were unconvinced by the facts that he had to kill his own brothers, ancestors and gurus to establish Dharma.



He questioned the battle for which Krishna gave the gyan of the philosophical epic called Bhagavad Gita. He said, “I am the sole creator of this universe. If, I wish, I can kill all adharmis in a moment with Sudarshan Chakra." But I want to teach the importance of 'Karma' to coming generation. This is the reason of this great battle.” He further added, ”Do your duty and be detached from its outcome, do not get driven by the result, enjoy the journey of reaching there.”


While saying this, it doesn't imply that being positive or being hopeful isn't right, yet without actions, your path will be loathsome. The aim isn't to focus a lot on the outcome but to simply enjoy the journey coming to there. Being focussed to process will lead to greater productivity in the results.


2. Always be humble and respectful.


Krishna's acts represented that how he valued relationships with his humbleness and modesty. Even though Krishna was DwarkaDheesh, king of the most divine city, he was humble and always showed tremendous respect to his elders – whether they were his parents or teachers. His praja was like his children and he valued what they yearned for.



During the Kurukshetra war, Krishna donned the role of lowly charioteer. Because of this, people always respected him as an individual with morals.


3. Respect women.


Not only his two mothers (Yashodha and Devki) but he valued all mothers like Shrutasharava (mother of Shishupal to excuse her son for 100 mistakes) and Gandhari (mother of Duryodhan to curse Krishna on his death).



From 16,100 women as his wives to Draupdi, the wife of five Pandavas, he always stood up for their absolute respect in the society. He always said, "whenever a woman is disrespected, there will be Kalyug and when these adharmis fill the world with atrocities, Krishna will always come to protect the women and men of this world."


Yada yada hi dharmasya glanirbhavati bharata Abhythanamadharmasya tadatmanam srijamyaham


Paritranaya sadhunang vinashay cha dushkritam Dharmasangsthapanarthay sambhabami yuge yuge


Meaning: I am coming whenever there is a loss of Dharma. I am coming when the iniquity increases, then I am coming to protect the gentlemen and to destroy the evil. I am coming to establish Dharma and I am born in the age of Kalyug.


4. A friend in need is a friend indeed.



In the world of selfishness where our own blood doesn’t value, the pure friendships have taken a backseat. But the story of everlasting friendship like Sudama and Krishna is the epitome of how friendships should be like. Sudhama was Krishna's beloved companion. He was a poor man and his living conditions were not at all comfortable. His family could scarcely meet their food requirements for twice in a day. He once visited to meet Shree Krishna expecting to request some support or help. However, when he met Krishna, he was unable to have the courage share his issues openly with Krishna. At the point when Sudama got once again to his home, he was astonished by the extravagant house, beautiful clothes and costly gems. Being in a pure friendship, Krishna comprehended Sudhama's issues, even without Sudama saying a word. That is the genuine importance of friendship.


5. Actions speak louder than words.



Satrajit was a ruler with the most extraordinary gem named syaamantaka mani from Lord Sun. It offered numerous amount of gold when needed. Krishna requests that that give him as it would help the entire population of realm whenever utilized appropriately. Satrajit denies it and Krishna never asked for it again.

Sometime later, the sibling of Satrajit goes for chasing by wearing this gem. In the woods a lion sees the gem, things it as delicious piece of sparkling meat, kills him. Satrajit believes that Krishna killed his sibling for gem.

Krishna goes to the woods looking for the mani. He finds it in the place of Jambavanta, battles with him and returns the mani to Satrajit. Satrajit understands his mistake; and offers him to take the mani alongside his daughter, Satyabhaama. Krishna denies taking the mani, and weds Satyabhaama.


6. Arrogance leads you nowhere.



At the point when Krishna requested the villagers to stop praying to Lord Indra instead worship Govardhana Mountain (which managed their life's every day necessities), Indra was outraged and sent forward a deluge of rain and floods to Gokul. The innocent villagers people to Lord Krishna, who was their solitary help in this hour of need.

Krishna needed to eliminate the arrogance of Lord Indra. With the tip of his little finger, Krishna raised the whole mountain and held it elevated for a few days and evenings. The villagers surged under the mountain and were untouched by the rain or floods. Such was the force of Krishna.

Seeing this supernatural occurrence, Indra hurried to the site and fell at Krishna's feet. He was totally changed.

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