Monday, 1 June 2015


Unfortunately in Indian dramas the great sage Narada muni is depicted unlike his real personality in the scriptures. One needs to go a little deeper to understand such a personality.  One of the main characteristic of Narada muni is to create a rift. Ultimately the rift  creates universal good. He comes to the stage at a time, when there is a need to create superficial confusion for everlasting harmony. He is never presented as the naughty, quarrel picker who enjoys at the cost of others. When Narad muni narrates his personal story to the great Vyasadeva, one of the qualities he enumerates about himself is about his being a reflective person, and a person free from frolicking mentality .

He is a musician singing the glories of lord Hari, or Krishna and that is the essence of his characer. Simultaneously  he knows every aspect of life and is able  to uplift people upto the ultimate stage.  One who is realy elevated knows how to uplift people and bring them to the higher level and Naradamuni is one such personality.

This is the incident when Narad muni  came to Yudhisthira and gave him advise about how to rule the kingdom.

He asked Yudhisthira,
“Because of artha are you neglecting dharma, and because of dharma are you neglecting artha?
Are you able to do things at their stipulated time?
Are you providing food and salarly at the right time, if not then the workers will rebel.
Are you taking extra care of those families whose family members have laid down their life for the cause of the state?
Do you have big water bodies in your country?
Or  do you only depend on rain water?  Do you have the right kind of knowledge bank to run your country? "
Narada raised  many such questions which were pertinent to living a practical life.  They were not grossly materialistic in nature even though they related to matter . For the upkeep of the state and to facilitate the citizens to live their life in  harmony and for keeping God in the centre these questions were pertinent .  Narada muni represents the perfect balance, he is always in ecstacy singing the glories but, does not fail to ask astutue questions to kings who have taken the repsonsbility of governing people. If they fail he creates playful conflicts so that the lord can appear and punish the culprit, as was the case of Kamsa, whom Narada muni instigated to invite Krishna to Mathura and eventually punished him at the right time. Narada plays sweet Vina to invite us to divine dance but if we are like Kamsa he uses his Vina to invite wrath of God.
Its our choice which one to hear.


  1. He is the equivalent of Hermes.

    1. Is that an intuitive feeling or have you seen evidence of that somewhere? I'm asking because I think so too. It logically makes sense.