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Whom else to think of ?
Thinking place a major role in deciding one's future irrespective of
whether that person brings it into action or not. Though the superfluous
actions depend on what that person intends to do and is in the control of the
person concerned, the actions that happen at the subconscious levels depend
mainly on what kind of feelings he is generally under. Whether one sees the
repercusions of the thoughts in the immediate future or not he /she would
feel it certainly in long run if a proper introspection is made. In fact it
may be astonishing to note that even the form and appearance of people may
change in accordance with their thoughts. So it becomes very important to
lead our thoughts in the way that yields maximum benefit. It should be one
of the major aspects due to which our ancestors followed the fruitful
procedure of chanting ma.ntras like the shiva panchAkshara.
When one keeps thinking all the times about shiva he/she gets the form of
shiva (This is one of the liberation state called sArUpyam).
There is a story of a sage and prostitute. A prostitute lived in a
house opposite to that of a sage. The sage everyday did the rituals without
failure. But his mind was always thinking and lamenting about the
prostitution that used to happen in the opposite house. But the thinking of
the prostitute was always inspired by the sage and the holy deeds he used to do everyday. She fell sick after some time suffered and died. The sage due
to his discipline and rituals lived long and then died. After their death
he was taken to Hell while the prostitute was allowed in the Heaven. He was
explained that they got the correct prize for their thoughts.
shiva as the pathi who is never affected by the pAsam
is always in the state of bliss enjoying in the self. He is the ideal thing
for all of us pasus to think of in order to get rid of the bond(pAsam)
that makes us suffer. He has thousands of holy names and thousands of graceful
forms. If we think only about Him and nothing else and enjoy it indefinitely
it is the ideal situation one can ever think of on this earth.
Oh! gold like bodied! with the skin of the tiger worn in the waist, on the
lightning like red matted hair ornated by the blooming flower konRai !
my Lord ! Oh, great gem ! emerald of mazapAdi ! I won't
think of anyone other than you
Posted on: 17.01.1997
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