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Thoughts - Even if I suffer
People with little devotion tend to forget the God under two major
circumstances. One is when they are well off, dwelving in the illusion that
everything is under their control - the ego that is well grown in their mind
makes this illusion well formed. On the other hand if a person who prays to
the God sincerely, is put into some suffering he tries to denounce the God
saying even after my sincere worship why should the God give me troubles ?
Many failures happen at this point. People become disgusted and hopeless.
But is that the way we should act ? We have to learn from the life of
shiva pAdha hrudhayar, father of champan^dhar wished to do a big yAga.
For that he required a lot of money. He conveyed his wish to his son.
champan^dhar felt it is his duty to fulfill the right wish of his father.
But where will he go for that much of money ? He was not working for a
mortal king to ask for. He didn't save a lot of money. He spent his time
entirely in the praise of shiva. There was no human he depended upon or
served for monitory benefits. A condition which is big enough to destabilize
a person and make him go directionless. But champan^dhar went to the Lord shiva
in thiruvAvaduthiuRai with the highest confidence that He never leaves His
devotees in lurch at any point of time.
Even if I get disturbed even if I get disgusted and even if my
suffering continues I will continue to worship your feet. Oh! the
reciter of vEdAs, who controlled the poison in the throat that came along with
the nector from the ocean.
If this the way you govern us and don't have anything to give me,
I accept that as your blessing, Oh harA of AvaduthuRai
He is strong in his principles. I have surrendered myself to you.
Whatever way you take care of me is completely upto you. My duty and pleasure
is just in praising you and serving you irrespective of what you give back in
return. The Lord may enjoy the try of we kids to get up and walk and our falls
in that process. But as the most loving mother He never sits idle when we are
about to fall from a height and get hurted. He comes immediately for prevention.
He granted to champan^dhar a bagful of 1000 golden coins ! Faith in Him always
Posted On : 27.1.1997
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