Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

By fireiceandallthingsnice - August 28, 2017

I am a follower of the universal religion called Vishwa Nirmal dharma, it is not a religion though, as it does not adhere to conditionings, rituals without meanings, customs without purpose and logic, like all so called religions today. It is more at the subtle level than the gross. I believe in Lord Jesus Christ, Prophet Mohammed, Guru Nanak, just as much I believe in Shri Ganesha, the Lord of all the Ganas. As per Sahaja Yoga, all these deities are located at different chakras within our subtle system and this can be felt on your central nervous system as well as your finger tips. Sahaja Yoga is the practical experience of all the theory in the ancient scriptures belonging to all the religions.


All of us celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi since generations now. But have we ever asked or tried to find out what is the Shri Ganesha principle?  We all know the mythological stories associated with Shri Ganesha but what does he stand for?  I never did too, until, I found Sahaja Yoga. As per scriptures and Wikipedia😉, Shri Ganesha is revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom. All this is true but at the subtle level, Shri Ganesha is nothing but innocence and purity, the quality we like about children. Worshiping Shri Ganesha by decorating beautiful pandals, singing bhajans, avoiding certain kind of food, meeting your families whilst gossiping about the people around, dancing during the visarjan is not anything great or do you think it is? In this fun and frolic, what did we learn from him, or what is the transformation within us, don't you think it is high time we question this? 

Do we see children manipulating anything? do we find them to be two faced, or with roving eyes, or with puffing egos? Never, because their Shri Ganesha principle is intact and the strongest. They are simple, spontaneous and magnetic. This reflection of purity, chastity, innocence, and wisdom are the four pillars of Shri Ganesha's principle within us, which we all had as children, and is now clouded as we grew in our intelligence defined by the society and our own ego. Only when we awaken these qualities within us again, is when we will have truly worshiped Shri Ganesha. Visarjan at the subtle level will be of all the anti-Ganesh qualities and habits we developed as we grew. Having said this, pleasing Shri Ganesha is the most difficult, it will take a lot of introspection and penance to reflect his qualities in the Self. The easiest way to start on this journey is Meditation

Even at the ritualistic level, so much of damage is caused to the mother nature. It seems humans can stoop to any level just to satisfy their own sense of accomplishment without using a pinch of brain cells and logic. Last year someone shared a beautiful Ganesh Chaturthi video and it truly touched me, as I felt at the ritualistic level this is the best way to celebrate the true meaning of Shri Ganesha. Check the video here. (In this video, the Ganesha idol is made from clay, soil mixed with seeds is stuffed in the hollow region of the idol and it is then placed in a plant pot. On the day of Visarjan, water is poured on the idol until it melts with the soil in the pot and in a few days seeds are germinated to produce beautiful plants).

I hope and pray, Shri Ganesha blesses all of us with the wisdom to recognize the truth and the strength to stand by it even in the toughest of times. 🌝 With knowledge comes responsibility, to remove the darkness of others and this takes a lot of courage and patience as Truth is never easy to face and to stand by, but in the end it always triumphs.

I am very sure not many people will get this post and the reason for it is very beautifully explained with this quote I love - 
"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those that cannot read or write,
but those who cannot unlearn the many lies they have been conditioned to believe and seek out the hidden knowledge that they have been conditioned to reject." - Gavin Nascimento

P.S: Quote for the day: "It's easy to stand with the crowd. It takes courage to stand alone" - Mahatma Gandhi. 
While reading this quote I was reminded of a similar quote from Harry Potter which is, " It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends" - Albus Dumbledore.

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2 comments

  1. Such a delightful way to express the "meaning" behind all the festivities we celebrate .Keep on spreading the joy and the light of knowledge :)

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  2. I honestly didn't know most of it. You have explained everything so well and you have done that without hurting the feelings of people who like to celebrate it with "fun and frolic". Well done. I particularly liked the concept of the clay Bappa with seeds.

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