Positive thoughts help! (Post No 2655)

indra

Compiled by london swaminathan

 

Date: 22 March 2016

 

Post No. 2655

 

Time uploaded in London :– 17-20

 

(Thanks for the Pictures; they are taken from various sources)

 

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indra in thailand

The God Indra, travelling one day through a forest, came upon a penitent who, during long terms of meditation and self-castigation, had almost changed himself into a tree stump.

(Penitent = a person who repents for his/her sins)

How long must I yet practise that I may be free, he asked the God SADLY.

Ten more years, said Indra.

Ten whole years? Sighed the sage, and for this complaint, was at once precipitated into hell.

 

Wandering on Indra came upon another penitent. This one was of slight spirituality and hoped to attain salvation by dancing around a tree. He asked the God the same question; but he asked them CHEERFULLY, in the midst of his dancing.

 

It will take you a hundred thousand years, said Indra smiling.

The foolish penitent gave a skip and hop

Only hundred thousand years!

And no sooner had the shout of joy left his lips than he rocketed up to heaven, a liberated soul.

 

Lord Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita (6-5)

“Let a man lift himself by himself; let him not degrade himself; for the Self  (Atma) alone  is the friend of the self and the Self alone is the enemy of the self.”

–subham-

 

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