Bhishma and Sri Krishna

Bhishma and Sri Krishna are much alike, share the same outlook on life, environs, societal relationships, at the same time focussed on themselves ‘in the real sense’.   Bhishma was totally confident of who he was, his mission, just like Sri Krishna.   Both had a giant responsibility or mission of eliminating the ‘aggregation of bad’ during their times   Both Kaurava and Pandava dynasties needed to be eliminated, the World ushered into the Kali Yuga (started when Sri Krishna ascended to the Heavens) and Parikshit to start his innings.
Therefore, actions of these heroes need to be seen in this background of a ‘magnificent divine purpose’.    The reason why I said to a learned author that ‘Krishna did not kill, He delivered them from clutches of sinning’.   Bhishma knew he was on the wrong side, yet he owed allegiance to a faulty Dhritarashtra for whom he was the C-in-C for the first ten days.   At the same time, he predicted victory for the Pandavas, told Dharmaputra how to kill himself in battle, using Sikhandi.   Similarly, Krishna sent the hunter who killed Him to Heaven for doing this.
Bottom-line, these two cannot be judged on our earthy-standards, they were not mere mortals, were Divines with a purpose amidst us.


Bhishma Pitamaha Instructions from Death Bed

Interesting to read but,  difficult to practice, in real world…?
Despite all the good advice Bhishma preaches,  in real life, was he too logical, arithmetical, & inflexible? Would we agree that `art of living` in the real world is not “syllogism”? It involves dealing with illogical occurrences, asymmetrical  encounters
and mostly, non-euclidean and crooked hemlines?
Did the oaths  Bhishma bound himself to, only become a millstone around his neck and dragged everyone to war?
Perhaps, Bhishma Pita should have included a `MAC clause` while taking the oaths and things would have been different?
Bhishma Pitamaha Instructions from Death Bed


About 1929 Viewpoint - An Octogenarians Voice - K.V.Narayanmurt

1929 Viewpoint - An Octogenarians Voice - K.V.Narayanmurt is a tribute to our father, the genius! Born in New Kalpathy (Palghat) into a traditional Hindu family, Shri. K.V. Narayanmurti went on to do a Bachelor’s degree in english literature and then went on to law school. His father was a renowned Sanskrit scholar and Josier (Astrologer) , who learnt under the Travancore Maharaja for 12 years. Under his father’s guidance Shri Narayanmurti learnt Sanskrit and at a very young age knew the verses and subtleties of Bhagavat Gita and became an admirer of Lord Shri Krishna. In fact, father and son carried on conversations/debates in Sanskrit using verses, each trying to out do the other. Shri Narayan Murti held Board level position and worked very closely with the Larsen and Tubro founders, Mr. Henning Holck-Larsen and Mr. Soren Kristian Toubro, knowing both Danes, personally. Later, he went on to work for GEC as Managing Director of their wholly-owned subsidiary Indian Transformers Limited. After retirement, Shri Narayanmurti went on to set up a legal practice in Corporate Laws. Life Membership at the Vidya Bhavan had him guiding them with starting the Bhavan’s Vidya Mandir, while also being a professor at Vidya Bhavan teaching courses on Indian Culture to industrial relations. He continuously bought books on wide range of topics from Vedanta to Hindu Philosophy and had a library of over 3000 books, many of which he read and gifted to family and friends. Very knowledgeable in south Indian Classical music and an ardent fan of the greats like M.D. Ramanathan and Madurai Mani Iyer, he was very active in organizing the Festival of India Series in Cochin for a number of years. He has read and reveiwed a number of books for The India Express. A savvy investor, Narayanmurti has also has turned around many companies and businesses. He continues to be a formal and informal advisor to several industrialist and government bureaucrats heading major organizations often getting involved in resolving very complex issues in corporate laws and industrial relations. He is a seasoned negotiator and has tackled very tough/complex situations very successfully especially in the areas of labor management and unions. His performance in the law college earned him a rank and also the admiration of many professors and law students who later continued their relationship, as they became eminent jurists in the State High Courts and Supreme Courts. He has a wide network of admirers’ world over.
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