This is a talk in Konkani on following article and also on Mukti Sudhakaram by Swamy Bhoomandaji and Katopanishad by Udit Chaitanyaji and other T V serials-
To be inferred
To understand what our scriptures say, we must immerse ourselves in worship. Our scriptures do not say anything directly, but leave things unsaid explicitly, and to be inferred by us, said Suki Sivam in a lecture. But when we do not worship in the proper way, we cannot understand what our scriptures say.
If in a Carnatic music concert, the vocalist sings one raga and the violinist plays some other raga, what will the result be? Or, if the vocalist and violinist keep to the right tala, but the percussionist gets the tala wrong what will be the effect? So, all must perform in unison, for the concert to be good. Likewise, our senses must all focus on worship. Otherwise, our prayers are of no use. Arunagirinatha said that our eyes see one thing, our ears hear something else, and we call this pooja. How can such people see God?
The word ‘religion' is from the Latin word ‘religare' which means to bind. We must bind ourselves to God. Our seeking God is, in fact, the soul looking for a reunion with God. And for this to happen, we must lose all thought of ‘self' and concentrate on Him. Lord Subrahmanya killed the asura Soorapadman. In our lives, our pride is the equivalent of Soorapadman, and in our lives this Soorapadman always seems to be winning. Soorapadman came with many heads, to show that pride may take many forms. The Lord's spear killed Soorapadman. Our knowledge must be sharp, wide and deep like the spear, for it is only with such knowledge that we can slay pride.
There are other inferences to be drawn from the representation of Subrahmanya. The Lord's mount is the peacock. Our breathing can be likened to the hiss of a snake, and it is said that breath control is an integral part of yoga, which too is a form of worship. And what can kill a snake, but a peacock? Hence the peacock of Subrahmanya indicates the need for breath control on our part. Those who do not believe in God often mock our mythological stories, and wonder how anyone could have six heads, or twelve hands. The reason our sages gave us such stories was to encourage us to question and probe further.-The Hindu dated 11-8-11
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