Chapter 99 Brihaspati’s Jealousy Failed to Stop Samvarta’s Brahmacharya Power
Following the libation ritual for Bhishma, Vyasa related a Brihaspati story to a distraught Yudhishthira. Even the brightest men occasionally succumb to jealousy and suffer as a result. Brihaspati was the master of all knowledge and taught the gods. He was well-versed in all the sciences and the Vedas, but he once fell prey to this demeaning emotion and endured shame.
Samvarta, the younger brother of Brihaspati, was likewise a very excellent man and a person of great intellect. Because of this, Brihaspati felt envious of his brother. Men in our world cannot tolerate this and grow envious of others just because those people are excellent and they themselves are not. That men should not experience even virtue in others is quite bizarre.
Samvarta was repeatedly harassed by Brihaspati. When he could take it no longer, poor Samvarta pretended to be eccentric and roamed from place to place, passing his days away in this manner to avoid his brother’s retribution.
Following extensive penance and the acquisition of a sizable goldmine in the Himalayas from the Bhagwan of Kailasa, King Marutta of the Ikshwaku dynasty took the decision to carry out a massive Yajna. Brihaspati was asked to do the yajna by Marutta. However, Brihaspati worried that Marutta would eclipse the gods under his control as a result of the yajna.
Despite the king’s pleading, he declined to accept the offer. Then, after learning about Samvarta, king Marutta sought him out and extended an invitation for him to perform his yajna. He first objected and made every effort to dodge the honour before giving up. This made Brihaspati even more envious of his hapless brother.
“Here comes Samvarta, one of my enemies, to lead the huge yajna of King Marutta. Now what do I do?” Brihaspati ruminated on it in this way till his health was harmed by his jealousy. He lost weight and paled quickly as his condition deteriorated. Every day, his health deteriorated more and more, until Indra himself became aware of it.
The deity Indra greeted the celestial preceptor and then approached him “Why are you sick, Lord? What is the cause of this waiting? How well do you sleep? Do the waiters provide you good service? Do they assume what you’d want rather than waiting to be told? Do the gods treat you with respect, or have there been any instances where they haven’t? ”
Indra asked nervously, and Brihaspati answered: “Deva Raja, I get a good night’s sleep and at the correct hour. The staff is completely devoted to serving me. The respect and courtesy displayed by the gods are without flaw ” After that, he lost his voice and was unable to continue. His spirit was bowed to such an extreme degree.
Indra said lovingly, “Why are you grieved?” “Why have you become skeletal and lifeless? Tell me what’s on your mind right now.”
Brihaspati then informed Indra of everything. “A fantastic yajna will be led by Samvarta. This is what has made me sluggish and frail. I can’t help myself,” said he. Indra was taken aback.
“Brahmana, you already own everything you could ever want. The gods themselves have accepted you as their priest and knowledgeable advisor since you are scholarly and intelligent. What might Samvarta possibly do to you? You have nothing to lose because of him. Why do you unnecessarily subject yourself to this misery out of pure envy? ”
It was humorous that Indra should have forgotten his own experience to the point that he could offer advice on appropriate behaviour. But Brihaspati reviewed the matter to sharpen his recollection and questioned: “Would you personally like seeing your adversary’s strength increase? If you want to judge me, think about how you would have felt in my shoes. I implore you to protect me from this Samvarta. You need to find a means to kill this man.”
Agni was summoned by Indra, who instructed him to find a way to thwart Marutta’s yajna.
The fire god consented and embarked on this journey. As he marched yelling, the earth shook and the trees and creepers in his path caught fire. He appeared in the king’s presence in his celestial form. The monarch was incredibly happy to see Agni in front of him. He gave the attendants the instruction to do all the customary hospitality duties. “Let him take a proper seat. Bring the presents that are appropriate for his magnificence and have his feet washed.” The king said, and it was carried out.
Agni then shared his motivation for travelling. “Do not get along with this Samvarta. I would send Brihaspati personally to serve you if you need a priest ”
When Samvarta heard this, he was furious. One who lived the austere life of a brahmacharin had extremely powerful fury. To Agni, he said, “Quit talking too much! “Don’t let my rage consume you.” Brahmacharya has the ability to consume fire itself!
Agni swiftly retreated after Samvarta became enraged, shaking like an aspen leaf. When he got back to Indra, he explained what had transpired.
The gods’ ruler found it impossible to accept the incident. “You destroy other things in the world, Agni. What could possibly burn you? What does this rage about Samvarta turning you to ashes mean?”
Agni retorted, “Not so, King of the Gods.” You are aware of the brahmacharya potency and the brahmanic strength.” Indra was thus reminded by Agni of the suffering he had endured by drawing the anger of those who had acquired Brahmic might.
Indra called a Gandharva but chose not to argue “Agni has now failed. To ask Marutta to give up Samvarta, I want you to go as my messenger. Inform him that failing to comply would result in his destruction at my hands.”
Indra’s word and warning were dutifully delivered by the Gandharva to king Marutta.
The monarch was unreceptive. The king said, “I cannot abandon Samvarta; I cannot commit the dreadful sin of deserting a friend who has placed his faith in me.”
“O monarch, how can you live when Indra hurls his lightning at you,” the Gandharva questioned.
Everyone shook in horror as the thunderous clouds above rumbled while he was speaking, indicating that the god of the thunderbolt was approaching.
The monarch begged Samvarta to help him because he was so terrified.
Samvarta reassured the king, “Fear not,” and then he started using the power of his penance.
Indra, who had arrived to engage in combat, was forced to transform into the dazzling god of sacrifices and take part in the yajna. After properly accepting the charred offering, he left. Envy-based Brihaspati’s scheme completely failed. Brahmacharya was successful. A deadly vice, envy. It affects everyone equally.
Jealousy, manipulation, desire and ego are few of the traits that is seen in deities like Brihaspati of the Swarg. They are also under Maya of Bhagwan Krishna.
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