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|Dharma on Three Legs (standard:other, 3016 words)|
|Author: Juggernaut||Added: Nov 16 2010||Views/Reads: 1797/1199||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|A sad story on corruption|
DHARMA ON THREE LEGS By Subba Rao When dharma or fairness or truth is standing on all its' four legs, means that everybody is on a level playing field or getting a fair shake. If one or more legs were missing or broken, dharma limps until somebody comes along to fix it, and that person is God who reincarnates either in human and even in animal shape or form. Since dharma has a tendency to get hurt by evil forces and lose its leg(s), God reincarnates again and again in disguise to fight evil on earth and reinstall dharma to serve the humanity even handedly. This is Hindu philosophy in brief. Both dharma and evil co-exist in each person. When evil overtakes dharma in a person and threatens the entire society, God interferes to set things right. Lord Krishna is God reincarnated in the form of a wise man to advise the five dethroned Pandava princes to regain their rightful kingdom from their 100 evil despot cousins, in the process, all the evil cousins with their associates were annihilated. The birth, life and death of Lord Krishna were shrouded in mystery but his intentions were crystal clear – to destroy the evil on earth. On completing his task, Lord Krishna died in a freak accident in a forest when a tribal mistakenly killed him with bow and arrow. Perhaps, a self orchestrated departure from the earth on completing his assignment to restore dharma. Gandhi, Mother Theresa and Nelson Mandela could be considered as God reincarnated in human form to help the humanity. Successful CEOs or Presidents of major corporations responsible for increasing the profitability are referred to as turn- around-managers would not be on the list of reincarnations. Similarly, politicians that grab personal claim for their country's prosperity or victory in wars are definitely no-no for the consideration either. What necessitates God to reincarnate again and again on earth in either human or animal form depends on the severity of the situation. When the vicious king Ravana was in the verge of engulfing the entire kingdom with his lustful attitude towards women, God reincarnated himself as Lord Rama on earth to destroy him. The crimes committed by King Ravana were beyond simple sin to wait until his normal death to be sent to hell for punishment by Yama Dharma Raja, the arbitrator in heaven (as per Hindu philosophy), therefore God reincarnated himself as Lord Rama to destroy King Ravana to re-establish peace on earth. On a personal level, at one time or another, every person would find himself in a situation where a stranger comes to his rescue; like giving a ride to someone on a lonely road, free meal, medication or shelter. We always thank the person and god for the good deed. In all these situations, the goodwill or godliness in the person is recognized. In contrast, the feeling of betrayal if a person's rights were violated are expressed in several ways. In many societies, the laws of the land rescue the victims. If the judiciary is prejudiced or there was no legal recourse, then the victims would turn to god hoping that the almighty god punishes the perpetrator in due course. People in a small town named Allipuram were exactly in the above situation hoping to see the day of reckoning of Babu. Almost 30 years ago, Babu came to Allipuram from nowhere. His past was sketchy and shrouded in mystery. Rumor was that he planted rumors to create mystery around himself to promote his stature. As the story goes, he was a big time contractor who lost money in gambling, made money in tobacco business, produced movies, and introduced several stars to the industry but lost money to the heroines who seduced him, and the list goes on. At Allipuram, Babu occupied a huge bungalow promising its owner, an old businessman in a serious financial debacle that he would help him through covert operations to get him out of his financial troubles. The old man died suddenly from heart attack thus allowing Babu to live comfortably in the mansion. This was thirty years ago, since then Babu has been living in the mansion as the de facto owner by forging the documents of ownership. Click here to read the rest of this story (299 more lines)
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