Dancing with God

In the Vedas there is a description wherein Krishna (God) expands Himself into multiple forms in order to dance simultaneously with each of his many lovers (called the Rasa Dance). Over time, each lover becomes proud, thinking only they have an intimate relationship with Him. Perceiving their pride, God suddenly leaves the dance, humiliating and reminding them that being in relationship with Him is a gift; not an entitlement.

This story is instructive for us as individuals or members of like-minded collectives who may be tempted to think only “I” or “we” have a special relationship with the Source of Creation or that we alone “dance” with God. As the story reveals, such pride is a disqualifier for having true loving relationship with the Divine.