Saturday, May 1, 2010
Rethinking the Divine Thought...............
Like Shakespeare and Goethe, Agha Hashr Kashmiri presented the concept of "Rethinking of Divine Thought" in his play Balwamangal . The first two scenes are inspired from the "Prologue in Heaven" in Goethe's Faust but the conflict is altered.
Following is the dialog between Krishna and Shankar, which reflects the concept of this Rethinking.
Shankar: Why is it that sin and misery are to be found in the world?
Krishna: How the spider entraps itself inside its own web and cannot be freed until and unless the web around it is broken first, likewise unless this world breaks the relationships with greed, lust and hatred, and struggles for being pious, will meet pain."
Shankar: Seeing this condition of the world, a wave surges inside me as if wanting me to take a round from one corner of the universe to the other, so that I may tell the right path to souls who have forgotten their way."
Krishna: This world is like a field where a person reaps whatever he has sown in the previous life and then sows the seed for the next. Every action has a mystery. Can it be possible that only by your saying "Light", a lamp should lit up without cotton, oil and fire coming into a combination? Unless earth, seed and water combine, can a tree be born from your words "out and grow"? And can it give flowers and fruits? It does not matter whether you pass one or million trials for making right of wrong. Until and unless all stuff for reformation and remaking comes together, it is hard for anyone to come from wrong to the very right path.
Because everything depends on Fate, One says Oh! The other says Wow! One laughs, the other cries.
Whatever is decreed by Fate shall be met, whatever the Fate does will happen."
Eventually, when Shankar insists that he could change the decision of sinners, Krishna agrees to check his abilities and says," If this is your wish then come, a Brahman named Balwa Mangal is destroying his faith as well as life being blinded by his lust for a woman of sin, Chinta Muni. Let me take you to him so that you may test your powers."