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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Secret of Lord Ganesha II

Ganeshji is the remover of obstacles... Obstacles are there because there is no Knowledge and awareness... as soon as wisdom dawns, all obstacles and problems just vanish like dew in the sunlight...And really what obstacle can stand in the way of an elephant?!

He has a huge stomach which signifies an all accepting nature... He is the Lord of all kinds of groups (Gan means group), so He accepts everyone... but He also wears a snake as a belt around the stomach, which means that He accepts you, but with the full awareness of a snake! It is not passive chalta hai attitude acceptance, but an active, participative acceptance...

He has many hands, one holds a rope, another a poke and still another a modak (yummy sweet).

He offers you the modak (sweet) of Wisdom and Knowledge and when you come near to Him to take it, He quickly ties you with the rope (probably while you are eating it)... meaning that once Wisdom has dawned, you can never really go back to whatever you used to be!

And it may happen that even having all the Knowledge and Wisdom, you may feel low, unhappy or miserable... then He pokes you (remember the snake? He accepts you as you are, doesn't cast you away, but takes action after accpetance)... to wake you up to Reality... And sometimes if the poking is too much for you and you try to run away (you can't He has got you tied with the rope! :)), He gives you the sweet, the Knowledge :) and that brings you back to Him. And so Lord Ganesha binds you sweetly and firmly to Himself!

He is Vinayaka. The peerless leader. He reports to no one!

And the mouse?

The mouse nibbles the veils of ignorance that surround our consiousness, so that true Knowledge can get established in the Self. So, Lord Ganesha rides the mouse who eats away the anger, the ignorance and allows the Bliss of Knowledge to dawn...

Thus Lord Ganesha is the gift of Lord Shiva for Parvati to teach and nurture her to always be in her true nature... The Celebration and Bliss of the Self!

Ganapati Bappa Moriya!!!
Jai Gurudeva!
love
bawa  

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27 comments:

Minnie said...

[:)][:)] Sometimes I wonder how do you retain all this in your memory with every single detail??

amazinngggggggg..... Bau Superr knowledge [:)]

Abhay Karnataki said...

Ganesha prevails secretly in Art of Living Teachers... I have been given good Prasadam, been roped and poked at right times, kudos! :))

jai gurudeva... is there a third Article too!! lovely series...

Prerana said...

I am totally enjoying reading your blog and the Ganpati specials

Abhay Karnataki said...

Bawa, AMEX voting time is back!

sangeeta said...

this one was just amazing........feel closer to ganeshji now .....
jai gurudev !!!

Kavita said...

Wow wonderful piece of knowledge..

I thank all who guided me and helped me doing this coure due to which I am gaining soo much knowledge..


Jai Gurudev!!

hamsa_tachyon said...

Yes, its wonderful .. thankyou.

Sakshi Batra said...

I absolutely LOVE this form of knowledge... It gives such a relief to the ever questioning mind!
Especially, when we question about the Gods and godessess, their postures etc.
Thanks a tonne Bau, it is simply fantastic!

A question just entered my mind... My English teacher once said, "You write God With a capital G and goddess with a small g." Was she right?

Anonymous said...

Bau its Ganapati Bappa MORAYA and not Moriya.Your writting is lovely and full of knowledge. You are simply great.

Jo!! said...

this is just amazing!
i really like it.... :)

the way you explain things are truly awesome....

I had written a similar thing in my blog sometime back...that was of course from some books!!....


you really are tooo good!
love you

komal said...

superrrrrrrrr ... love the simplicity.....i always wondered why Ganeshji had a mouse for a vehicle... now it all falls into place...

Kruvesh said...

Ganapati Bappa Moriya!!!

Love reading ur blog bawa, its very enlighting

Nanddeep said...

So sweet.

Manish said...

Bau! This is so beautiful...
We cant thank enough... Guruji and amazing teachers like you, who bring this knowledge to us.

bhawana kapoor said...

I love Ganesh Ji :D

Priya said...

Bawa.. Does Ganesha have a big tummy because he is generous also?

samwisegamchi said...

tats awesome story bau....no word left!!!!!!!

Harsha Vardhan M.V said...

awesoooome post bau!you are just too good!

Aparna said...

Dumb Struck! I mean look at it... everything every tiny detail has some significance!! Sure a ocean.. to understand ;) :) But u make it easier Bawa.

Jai Gurudev!
Love
Aparna

Pspextacy said...

congrats.. jharkhand.. is in the top25!!!!

Aparna said...

Do check out my Post on Ganesha.
http://aparnata.blogspot.com/2008/09/ganesh-tales.html

Jai Gurudev!
Love
Aparna

Anonymous said...

jgd...
Happy Birthday sir :))
lol..

Shivangi said...

Jgd Bau,
These'behind the scene facts' which u post r really so awesome!
Day before, few of us volunteers went to Iskon temple,Juhu where a discourse was being given about Krishna's birth..n looking at the faces of the audience ;)we felt so lucky to know few of the hidden meanings behind these common stories which Guruji unfolds in such simple n magical way!
Do keep posting more of such stories.. Lots of luv:)

Niranjana said...

speechless...poke n rope made me laugh out loud.
Ganpati Bappa Moriya!!!
Jai Gurudeva:)

Jo!! said...

hi bau....

please check my blog for some amazing pictures of ganesha celebrations in mumbai!

radhika said...

Bau why do we immerse the idol of lord Ganesh

Kavita janardhan said...

Thankyou Bawa for revealing this lovely secret,I could relate everything mentioned about ganesha to what Guruji does....:):):)

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