(continuation of this story)
This series of stories on Śrī Kṛṣhṇa līlas try to bring out some durguṇas, commonly found in people, and thus warn us to be away from the same.
One day, Gopalas and Nandakiśora were playing. Some played the role of Gomāta, some as aja (goat), some as stena (thief) and the others as Gopālaka. Vyomāsura, a Kamsa-prerita, the son of the great Mayāsura, joined the group who were acting as stenas and slowly stealed all the Gopālakas playing in the game, who belonged to different groups, and shut them up in a bilam. Knowing this, Kṛṣhṇa Paramātma took the rākṣhasa with his two hands, swirled him in air and smashed him onto the ground. The tejas from Vyomāsura entered the Parandhāma. The Paramātma then broke the huge stone that closed the bilam and released all his mitras.
Once the great Kāśī Kṣhetram used to be ruled by Bhīmaratha. He was a great Viṣhṇu bhakta, Medhāvi and Dānaśīli. He left the kingdom to his son, took Vānaprasthāśramam and went to Malayaparvatas for doing tapas. One day Pulastya Brahma, one of the Brahma mānasa putras (grandfather of Rāvaṇa) and a great ṛṣhi himself, came to Bhīmaratha’s place along with his śiṣhyas. The King did namaskāras to the ṛṣhi, but did not do satkāras. Pulastya Brahma told “O Bhīmaratha! This is an asura-lakṣhaṇam. Hence, you must take the janma of a rākṣhasa”. Bhīmaratha pleaded the ṛṣhīsvara for kṣhama. Pulastya Brahma gave him abhayam saying “With Paramātma’s anugraham you will become a dhanya. Donot worry”.
An uttama must always be respected. As Pulastya maharṣhi said, not doing so is an asura-lakṣhaṇam.
Durguṇam to be unlearnt: Not respecting the elders and the deserved (uttama).
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