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Friday, October 01, 2010

devotion makes god out of stone

न देवो विद्यते काष्ठे न पाषणे न मृण्मये।
भावे हि विद्यते देवः तस्माद् भावो हि कारणं॥
चाणक्यनीतिशतकं
na devo vidyate kāṣṭhe na pāṣaṇe na mṛṇmaye|
bhāve hi vidyate devaḥ tasmād bhāvo hi kāraṇaṁ||
caaṇakyanītiśatakaṁ
ന ദേവോ വിദ്യതെ കാഷ്‌ടെ ന പാഷാണെ ന മൃന്മയെ
ഭാവേ ഹി വിദ്യതെ ദേവ: തസ്മാത് ഭാവോ ഹി കാരണം
It is futile to argue that god resides only in a piece of wood, or a part of a rock or a lump of clay.  It is the mind of the devotee which attributes divinity to an idol made of wood, stone or clay.  It is his devotion that is reflected by the idol.  So the attitude of the mind is the cause of everything.  
The master implies that the idols are only symbols. True, but when millions of minds perceive sacredness in those  idols the idols will definitely turn into God.
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।श्रीकृष्णो रक्षतु।
|śrīkṛṣṇo rakṣatu|
Have a nice and happy day
with profound respect and warm regards
K V Ananthanarayanan
(kanfusion)
blog   http://kanfusion.blogspot.com/
त्यजन्तु बान्धवाः सर्वे निन्दन्तु गुरवो जनाःI
तदापि परमानन्दो गोविन्दो मम जीवनंII
let all my relatives abandon me, let the great people insult me, still I am in supreme bliss since my life  is GOVINDA alone.
Iकृष्णात् परं किमपि तत्वं अहं न जाने"I
लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनो भवन्तु।
lokāḥ samastāḥ sukhino bhavantu|