Through the epochs of Hindu mythology, the relationship between
Nara and Narayana was that of Savior and Servant. Then in Dwapara
Yuga, this relationship was humanized and redefined through the
lives of Krishna and Arjuna.
Krishna met Arjuna in his adolescent years. Beyond the fascade
of a warrior brimming with potential, Krishna saw him as he was,
a sensitive, honest young man of pure intent. He immediately recognized
him as his chosen disciple who will in time become the portal
of his philosophy.
Krishna became Arjuna’s friend, philosopher and guide. He
became Arjuna’s charioteer in the great battle of Mahabharata.
Symbolically, Krishna had always assumed the role of charioteer
right through Arjuna’s life, guiding him through his trials
and tribulations and steering him to the path of dharma. Krishna
was never the dictating God. Instead, he presented to Arjuna the
pros and cons of every situation, leaving him to make the ultimate
Krishna’s and Arjuna’s relationship was one that bridged
the gap between the Human and Divine. God became more Human and
the Human became more Godlike.
Even at the juncture when Krishna prepares to leave his mortal
body, his mind turns to only one person – his dear departed
soulmate Arjuna. Krishna had fulfilled his destiny through Arjuna
and Arjuna through Krishna. Theirs was a friendship that transcended
time. Theirs was the most beautiful and intimate of relationships
possible between the mortal and immortal – a shining beacon
to all of humanity.