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Thoughts - Whom to depend ?
Normally all the deeds we do in day to day life is aimed at some
result. So a question arises what does one get worshipping the God?
The blessed friend of the Lord, chun^dhara mUrthi n^AyanAr tells the
answer crystal clear in one of his hymns.
What does one need in life ? The basic needs such as food, cloths
and shelter. Then a life that is peaceful - miseriless. For everybody
though some may want some other things to be achieved, these
would be the needs. The entire effort is spent in acheiving this. What
all means one tries to achieve this ? There is a high dependency on
others to achieve the most. Here is a major problem. When the thing
that is expected out of somebody is refused or the concerned person is
unable to give the result is suffering. At the same time many of the
times it amounts to appease the person concerned with whatever words
of praise one knows irrespective of whether the other person deserves
such a praise or not. And even after such an adoration persons who
have put the curtains of ego and illusion may fail to reciprocate to
the requests. Result ? misery.
The mental tension and depression in anybody's life could be only
because of some dependency. So when one gets freed from these unworthy
dependencies and trust the Lord shiva who never leaves the devotees in
lurch and helps if not in the form requested in some form that soothes
the misery, he achieves the needs of the life. Not only this he
finally gets to reside in the blissful Lord's abode itself. So why to
bow down and praise the mortals ? Sing the Almighty. This does not
mean to say that one should forget the duties, but the dependency
should be only on the God. Here is that beautiful hymn.
Even when praised with sweet words and depending on them, the
untruthful people do not donate. Instead of singing them, oh poets,
sing my Lord's thiruppukalUr ! This would fetch us in the present
food and pleasent living, the miseries also vanish and later without
any doubt can rule in the abode of shiva.
This hymn was sung by the devotee when he required money for
feeding the devotees of the Lord of thiruvArUr on the paN^kuni
uththiram day. He worshipped the Lord of thiruppukalUr and took
rest for some time. When he woke up the bricks he had as pillow had
become golden bricks. The selfless devotee praised the Lord with this
hymn of truth. In the hymns that follow he explains how falsely people
praise others deceiving and getting deceived. The wise would go for
the wealth that God offers.
Posted On : 4.9.1997
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