Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Blessings of Shri Ganesha


The first blessing of Shri Ganesha, which is, I think the highest, is wisdom. That we learn what is good and what is bad for us, what is constructive and destructive, what should we do to achieve our self-realization. Those people who have got wisdom are very lucky people. But wisdom comes from no source but your own understanding of life. When a person starts thinking: "Why am I doing such and such a thing? What is the effect of my doing it? What is the result of my behaviour? Is it good or bad for me?" Then wisdom comes. Even if some people know that something is bad for them, still they do not have the power to control themselves. The reason is that the power of wisdom is not there. A person is wise who does not only know what is right and wrong, but also knows very well that his own powers are - not to do something wrong. He just does not do it. Wisdom is a complete power within ourselves by which we try nothing. It just spontaneously works through us and we do things which are proper and right. One may say: "Mother, what is the source of this Wisdom?" The source is Shri Ganesha, who is the giver of Wisdom. Once Shri Ganesha is insulted and he disappears behind the clouds of ignorance, then people start doing things which are unwise. (21.07.1993, Germany)

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