[Advaita-l] A message to ponder

Sree Harsha harsha.hns at gmail.com
Sat Apr 8 00:28:01 EDT 2017

Nice article thank you .

On Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 2:26 PM, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

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> Here is a message that was shared in a Whats App group:
> Once, Lord Indra got upset with Farmers, he announced there will be no rain
> for 12 years & you won't be able to produce crops.
> Farmers begged for clemency from Lord Indra, who then said,  Rain will be
> possible only if Lord Shiva plays his Damru, but he secretly requested Lord
> Shiva not to agree to these Farmers & when Farmers reached Lord Shiva he
> repeated the same thing that he will play Damru after 12 years.
> Disappointed, the Farmers decided to wait till 12 years but one farmer
> regularly was digging treating & putting manure in the soil and sowing the
> seeds even with no crop emerging.
> Other farmers were making fun of that farmer. After 3 years all farmers
> asked that farmer why are you wasting your time and energy when you know
> that rains will not come before 12 years.
> He replied "I know that crop won't come out but I'm doing it as a matter of
> "practice". After 12 years I will forget the process of growing crops and
> working in the field so I must keep it doing so that I'm fit to produce the
> crop, the moment there is rain after 12 years.''
> Hearing his argument Goddess Parvati praised his attitude before Lord Shiva
> & said You may also lose the practice of playing the Damru after 12 years.
> The innocent Lord Shiva in his anxiety just tried to play the Damru, if he
> could... and hearing the sound of Damru immediately there was rain and the
> farmer who was regularly working in the field got his crop emerged
> immediately  and others were disappointed
> It is the practice which keeps on making you perfect.
> The game is won during the practice, not during the performance.
> You become even diseased or old just because you don't practice on your
> body or mind.
> Practice is the essence of quality survival.
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