Monday, September 22, 2014

561. Endure all that Life tosses at you be it Pain or Pleasure!!

Whenever a pleasant situation arises in ones life it is attributed to the meritorious deeds done in previous life and in the same way for grief it is tagged to label immoral practices. The moment there is grief in life it is obvious that one wants to do something to annul it completely or try to put off taking the help of an astrologer. This is normal mind-set but if it becomes a practice to run to an astrologer for every small issue it is indeed ridiculous.

Writes D.V.Gundappa in his “Mankutimmana Kagga” thus:

Grahagatiya Tidduvane Jyoisanu Jatakadi?
Vihitavagihudu Adara Gati Srushti Vidhiyim
Sahisidallade Mugiyadaava Dashe Bandodam
Sahane Vajrada Kavacha – Mankutimma

“Can an astrologer change your fate by forging your horoscope? Every thing is predestined at the start hence there is no escaping from effects of the fate on life. One has to simply endure it. And to bear it, we need to have shield called patience.” – Mankutimma

Through the ages we have noticed that those who are on spiritual path and some who were enlightened would not do anything to put off or annihilate Karma Phalas. We have read about Ramana Maharshi who had problem in his arm and Ramakrishna Parmahamas also had problem in throat. They had attained oneness with Absolute and could have altered their Karma Phalas but they never attempt to do so. Why????? Because they knew exactly about how Law of Karma works.         

This was an incident which happened not in ancient times but in middle of 20thcentury, in the life of one of the Pontiffs of Sri Jagadguru Shankaracharya Mahasamsthanam, Daksinamnyaaya Sri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri, Karnataka. The peetadhipathis or the successors are from the lineage of Sri Sri Sankara. They have immense power gained by performing austerities but they never use them for their benefit and most importantly even today the pontiff never get involved in political affairs. One such Mahaswami had Parkinson’s syndrome. While performing the ablution to the Sri Chandramouleshwara, the Crystal Linga which is believed to have been passed on to the linage by Sri Sri Sankara, he noticed that the water which was intended to fall on the Crystal Linga would spill out because of his shaking hands. As this ritual was performed in front of the devotees and was not a manasika pooja, the pontiff was worried that due to his nervous weakness he was unable to perform ablution properly. He thought of asking someone to do the ritual but his heart would not accept it as he wished to do it himself out of devotion. 

After some days to the amazement of all the devotees who would be present to witness the ritual daily, they noticed that the paramacharya's hand did not shake at the time of ablution. But after performing the pooja to the Crystal Linga and when he stepped out the shake in the arms would continue as ever. Many who saw this for a week time thought that it was a miracle. And the close aid of the pontiff who also noticed this, out of curiosity asked him about the miracle. The pontiff said, “Yes, it is indeed the grace of Lord Chandramouleshwara. When I go into the hall to perform the ablution I transfer this syndrome to my Yoga Danda*. The next day the close aid watched that while the pontiff was performing the ablution the yoga danda which was place in the corner was shaking. At the end of the ritual close aid ran to the pontiff and suggested that since he had power to transfer the syndrome to yoga danda he should let it remain with it. 

To this the pontiff said, “Prarabdha Karma Phalas has to be put up with and it has to be endured. If I try to dodge them I have to take another birth to bear it. As I would not like to come back again, I will undergo all that is in my part in this life now itself. Let me not postpone my destiny.”

{* Yoga Danda is a T-shaped wooden staff of about 2 feet used as a support to the arm while sitting in the seat of silence.}

1 comment:

  1. Seriously Amazing article sir, Recently when I have encountered as series of such events in my life, I was so filled with fear and anxiety that I was contacting every single person for a solution, was in search of every astrologer, wasnt even knowing what I was doing ? I was just like a mad person who was running to get peace out of what was happening, Now am however by divine grace back to normal, It is indeed karma that gives us series of events, good or bad, must be endured, there is no escape, except for chant of the lords name gives us peace and solace. This article opens eyes for many who blindly trust astrology not taking it as a guidance and using it for highest good.