Balarama story with the Sakhas | Lord Balarama- The Most Merciful Lord | Golok Ek Parivar (English) Part 18

When does Daudada instruct someone?

Very rarely does Dada instruct someone to do any work. But, whomever he instructs, it is the dawn of immense fortune on him. Only 2 possibilities, can be when Dada tells someone to do something- 1) Krishna wants to get something done from him and is now sitting like a shy monger and now he has told Dada to convey his feelings to the other. The doer‘s extreme welfare is vested in that act. His mind did not venture there nor is there a possibility of your mind automatically riveting there. 2) On doing that act, the doer is going to be blessed with Krishna’s company and will cause joy to Krishna. Dada being merciful, without a cause, blesses him with this fortune. But such a fortune, if gained by extreme labor and undergoing hardships, Dada won’t give it. Dada cannot give anyone, anything which is of the harassing type.

Dau Dada- our family member

People say- Dada, doesn’t come from here. He is a prince. He is from Mathura. Don’t know why people give in to such gossip. Dau dada is our life. He is from here. Matura is certainly a corner in our Golok, but I don’t go there. I don’t like it. Even Krishna won’t like it. Daudada might have been there some day, but, probably, he too didn’t fancy it, which is why he didn’t go there again. He won’t go now, this I know. Daudada can not in any way go alone leaving Krishna and all of us. Krishna cannot stay without Dada, then how can Dada go? People even say that Rohin Ma is from Mathura. People call her Rani, this is alright. She is Rani Ma, but would Yashoda Maiya and Vrajeshwar Baba allow her to go to Mathura.

Love for Yashoda Maiya and Rohini Ma

People say many things. People even say that Dau is Rani Ma’s, Krishna is Yashoda Maiya’s and I am Choti Chachi’s. If such a partition has been made by someone, he would be a lunatic. Daudada, Krishna and I are Rohin Ma’s and Yashoda Maiya’ also. All three of us have suckled the milk of both Rohini Ma and Yashoda Maiya. Even now, we sit on their laps. Tok is Choti Chachi’s. I felt very bad when one gopi said- I am Choti Chachi’s. I went and asked both Rohini Ma and Yashoda Maiya. Both of them in chorus said that we three are both of theirs’. Choti chachi keeps emphasizing that Krishna is hers’. She even tells Maiya- “Bhadra and Tok, both are yours. But Neelamani is mine.” Even Krishna calls Choti Chachi “Ma”. Then Krishna is also Rani Ma’s, Yashoda Maiya’s and Choti Chachi’s also. Krishna is very playful. He can become anybody’s. But Daudada is not playful. Any person cannot just make him his own, but Dada is extremely benevolent. Dada cannot deny the person who wants to become his.

Daudada- The king of our Vraja

Why should Dada be a prince? He is a king, the King of our Vraja. Even Vrajaraja baba keeps saying the same thing. Our Krishna is the prince and crown prince. Krishna is Vraja Yuvaraj. This is a very straight thing. Dada is a king, which is why we adorn him and do his Shringaar. He sits silent and protects everybody. Just by his glance, he can guard everybody, in fact he does. He is Bala; who can dare fight him or even tease his Sakhas when he is present. Everyone knows, if Dada even in play punches a rock, it shall shatter to pieces. Any Sakha can hold Dada’s hand and say this- “Dada, stand.” Dada is so simple that he won’t even ask- What is it? If Dada stands ready, then this Sakha simply saying “Chal” will march ahead. Dada won’t ask- “Where to go, what to do?”

Balarama plucks fruits for the Sakhas

A Sakha can stand under some tree and point towards a fruit hanging in the heights. “I want that fruit.” Whichever fruit, of whichever tree, however high it stands, however rare it is, if you assign the task to Dada, be assured that it would lay on your hand. Krishna is very naughty. If you ask him something, he may not necessarily give it. If the fruit were unripe, sour, bitter or inedible, showing his thumb, Krishna would laugh. He will not give it in the first place. Many a times he doesn’t even give it for playing purpose, but Dada doesn’t even know how to refuse someone. Tell Dada to climb the tree and pluck a fruit. However, wide and thick the tree is, Dada will shake its trunk, and still, if the tree doesn’t drop the fruit, he will fell that tree itself. You eat the fruit or play with it, but if you wish to offer it to Krishna, then Dada will once atleast inspect the fruit, even if he sees it from a distance. None of us have ever desired anything for ourselves. Even if a Gopakumara desires something, then for certain, he feels Krishna would enjoy that fruit or object.

Balaram inspects krishna’s diet

Krishna is truly amazing. Even on seeing a fruit and modak he can curl his lips- It’s rotten, or else “It is sour” but he will also grab it with his hands and then say- “This is not fit for you. It will make your mouth bitter. It will make you sick. I shall only eat this.” As if it ought to be eaten. This is why we must all be cautious. Krishna doesn’t have knowledge of good or bad, nor is he conscious of its taste. If someone has brought it with loving sentiments, it is then the tastiest for Krishna. Hence, it is mandatory that Dada must once atleast be consulted. If we don’t approach Dada, Dada too sits like a Mauni Baba. But if we glance at him, then through signals or through an explanation he will tell whether the article is fit for Krishna’s consumption. Dada is so simple, that he is ever-ready to pay on the behalf of a defeated friend during play. If he sees a friend even in the least of low spirits, he will start calling him.

Why do the girls fear Dau Dada?

Don’t know why, girls fear such a simple-walking abode of compassion, Dada. Dada like Krishna, doesn’t tease any nor does he block their paths. But at the very sight of Dada all take to their heels and if not found a chance to run, like the red crawling insect of the monsoon rains (इंद्रवधूटी), will shrink and cram on touching, and with their heads cast low, stand, lost in a dream world, not a single finger of theirs will move. Someone asks or speaks, they will stand mute. Even if Dada ends up asking, one of them will then speak so meekly, it would be difficult to find the one who is speaking among them. It would seem like the poor girl is suffering from a major throat problem. To speak, she is putting in a lot of effort. Hence, she is just muttering a few words. She will mostly move her head only.

Daudada’s anger

But one thing is certain, there is no logic behind what angers Dada and what he brushes aside. On some occasions, Krishna will keep pointing at heaps of faults and frailties in someone, and Dada will smile it over, or ignore them, and sometimes not just Krishna, in all of us, on just spotting a line on our bodies, his eyes start emitting fire- “Who has harmed you thus?” On his own people, Dada never gets angry. For him, the faults of the surrendered, don’t appear faults at all. He only sees the merits and merits alone of his people, and those who want to own him, he is their very own. Dada can disown any, this is unthinkable. As such, Dada is the one who sits quiet and is blissful in himself. But on calling, might not necessarily talk, he doesn’t even speak on Krishna’s calling, but he undoubtedly glances at the calling one. His lifting his glance and looking at you, is more than sufficient. Sarvadhaar, Sarvaguru, Jeevacharya, don’t know with what names, saints and seers address my Dada. Even for Naughty Krishna, these ones with beard and knotted hair locks, use such aphorisms. Even aged Gopas can’t understand their talks. For all of us- this much is more than enough that Daudada is there- our Dada.

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