FAITH & SHRI KRISHNA. The battlefield of Kurukshetra was being prepared for combat.Elephants were being used to uproot trees & clear the ground. When a tree was thus uprooted,a sparrow’s nest flew to the ground.But her chicks remained miraculously unharmed.
The vulnerable & apprehensive sparrow saw Shri Krishna & pleaded for help.“Please save my children, O Krishna, or they'll be crushed when the battle starts”. “I understand your plight but I cannot go against the flow of the natural order,” said Shri Krishna.
You are the law, time & the entire universe all in one O Lord, the fate of my children is now in your hands,” cried the sparrow. “In that case,” said Shri Krishna, “stock food for 3 weeks in your nest”. The little sparrow flew away gratified.
Just before the commencement of the battle, Krishna asked Arjuna for his bow & arrow. Arjuna wondered if Krishna had forgotten his vow to not lift any weapon in the war.Quietly taking the bow from Arjuna, Krishna took aim at the elephant.
Instead of hitting the animal, the arrow hit the bell around its neck. Arjuna assumed that Krishna missed an easy mark. “May I?” he offered but Krishna only smiled & shook his head. “Why did you shoot the elephant Lord?” Arjuna asked in bewilderment.
“This elephant had knocked down the tree sheltering the sparrow’s nest,” said Shri Krishna. Many questions enveloped Arjuna's mind but the war had begun.Many lives were lost over the next 18 days.
The Pandavas had won & Krishna took Arjuna with him to navigate through the field littered with corpses.He stopped at a certain point & asked Arjuna to lift an elephant-bell from the ground & said, “It’s the same bell that had come off the elephant’s neck I had shot at.”
Arjuna bent down to lift the bell & all his questions were answered as four young birds flew out one after another followed by a sparrow who circled around Krishna in great joy.The bell had protected the entire family even during the times of most chaotic activities taking place
Around them & many lives were lost including that of animals. Lesson for us ? Even during the toughest of time keep confidence in yourself & Lord Krishna shall ensure you sail through that time unharmed !

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