Challenges are been given to you for a purpose - for you to become what you can become.
|In Mahabharat Krishna and Balarama are going to the forest and it grew dark.
So, it seems Krishna came up with a proposal to Balarama,
"I will go to sleep and you keep watching me.
Krishna went to sleep, Balarama in guard, encountered a monster in the forest who screamed at Balarama.
And Balarama who was shaken up by the monster, shrank in size.
The monster screamed one more time, Balarama shrank even further and the monster became even bigger.
One last attempt, the Monster screamed at Balarama, unable to take the might of the monster Balarama screamed
“Krishna” and he fainted.
Hearing the call "Krishna," Krishna woke up.
So the monster which now saw a new person standing there screamed at him one more time.
And it seems that Krishna instead of being perturbed, stared at the monster and asked: “What do you want ?”
Courage made Krishna expand and Monster shrink. The monster once again screamed at Krishna,
Krishna again asked the Monster “what do you want ?”
The monster shrank even further.
The Epic goes, Krishna took the Monster in his hand, ties the Monster inside the end of his dhoti (traditional dress), by a knot.
The Sun did rise and Balarama and Krishna began to walk.
Balarama said – "Did you know what happened last night. A monster came and it was threatening us so much.”
Krishna gently took the monster out of his Dhoti and showed it to Balarama and asked – “Are you talking about this?”
Immediately Balarama exclaims 'but when I saw it, it was so big but now it has become so small'.
Krishna says – When you avoid what you must face in life, it becomes bigger than you and takes control over you.*