The barren land of Kurukshetra
Arjuna looked around himself. The Sun was shining brightly on Krukshetra. The scared land of Kuru. It was from this place, where it all began….. He saw an endless sea of warriors stretched perheps till end of this world. This was not his main concern. He knew what the end result was. He knew himself from within. He knew it right. All the sages and heavenly spirits were ready to assist him in this final battle. Arjuna sensed his Gandeeva. It was still shining as it had been gifted to him by Lord Shiva. The Gandeeva had the sacred powers of the mighty Mahadev. On top of it, it had a deadly combination of Narayan Astra and Brahma Astra, ready to strike terrors in most mighty enemies. Arujna had faith in his weapons. He had blessings of his Guru Drona….
Guru Drona….Suddenly, Arjuna felt weak.
Guru Drona. The learned Brahmin warrior. The old man who had both the blessings of Saraswati and Mahakali. The same warrior, who had granted Arjuna the power of wisdom and knowledge a time ago. The teacher of Arjuna.
Arjuna remembered all his childhood days. The first day in Dronas ashram…. The first fatherly affection and guidance, unknown because of Pandus death…… The first tones of Freedom in wisdom and sacred Vedas, all learnt at Dronas ashram….. The first bow…..The first arrow….The eye of bird…Eklavyas sacrifice….The blessings of Guru…..The victory at Draupadis Swayamwar…The insult in court of Hastinapur…The Promise….The pain from where it began….
Arjuna felt weak in his moral strength on seeing the thin, frailed Drona. After all, Drona was his Guru. How can one kill a Guru? Guru is as important as the Creator, the Protector, the Destroyer.How can it be possible?
The confident hold on mighty Gandeeva loosened a bit..Arjuna looked at Brahma Astra. This as the greatest gift of the Guru to his favourite disciple. The ultimate protector in War. Any man possessing it was considered God. Drona was one of amongst them. How selflessly he granted the ultimate weapon to Arjuna. He had complete faith in Arjunas capabilities. More then what he had in his Son Ashwathama.
……Will I be a slayer? Am I a killer? What is use of a kingdom, if I will be a sinner? I will burn in seven Hells till eternity. Killing the Brahmin is a sin, that is unforgiven by God. On top of it, its Drona !!!! My guru. The first guide in this life after Kunti. Can I do it???…….
Arjunas mind was beginning to engulf in a major crises.
Krishna smiled to himself. The time was about to come soon…..