'CARE FOR THE OTHER!'
The Epic Story says..
The two Attendants to Lord Vishnu once stopped the Great Sage from entering Vaikuntam, the Abode of the Lord. The Sage got very angry and cursed both of them forever to be borne on the Earth.
After the Sage left, the Attendants prayed to Lord Vishnu to bless them by reversing the curse. The Lord said that it would not be possible to do that one hundred percent but offered them a concession as they were His Ardent Devotees. The concession given by the Lord was..
- “You will have eleven births on the Earth, all those lives you will remain as the Devotees of mine and come back to me naturally. Or, you will have three births on the Earth, all those lives you will remain as the Haters of me; I will come to you, end you and take you back. The choice is purely yours!”
This may be a Story from our Sacred Epic but one Truth is evident here that
One's Life on Earth comprising of a certain number of self oriented activities is not all that rosy if seen in depth and the highly Devoted Attendants of Lord Vishnu too never hesitated hating their own Lord when offered through cutting down drastically the number of births from 11 to 3. Seen thus, sure MY SONG OF LIFE goes thus,
That Peace which is very much sought by me in this life
Is Ever shaky,
Never stable and
Can be lost easily
Provided I this moment,
May not be able to say anything on living thru' my life on earth
Which is nothing but
The sum total of certain self oriented activities as
I have no control on their happening but
Sure am not be that helpless in respect of
The quality of those very activities
Where in to whatever extent possible, I try
In living thru' those moments and
Over the life span that
'Sum total of Denying Myself'
Is going to reserve certain sure peace for me in future
Which ultimately is nothing but myself..
'Accommodating my next man everywhere as much as possible'
In this one life known to me!
Keywords: Self, denial, accommodating, next man