Vikram and Betal

Most of you would be aware of the Vikram and Betal stories. So i will not bore you with the background story. Betal asked Vikram to explain the Hindu Philosophies of Dvaita, Visistadvaita and Advaita.

Vikram aware that his head would burst into 1000 pieces if he knew the answer but kept quiet, launched immediately into his explanation. A wave looks at the ocean and says it is different. This is similar to the Congress criticising the Government. This is known as Dvaita. Another wave looks at the ocean and says I am part of the ocean. This is similar to the Bureaucracy looking at the Corrupt Government and enthusiastically saying I am part of THIS Government. This is the philosophy of Visistadvaita. Some others realise that the various waves like the Bureaucracy, the Legislative, the Judiciary, the parties are but part of the corrupt system like the waves and ocean are all but water. This is Advaita.

Vikram may have realised the eternal truth but like the Aam Aadmi he failed to make much headway in his mission as Betal flew away.

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