One day in the forest, Lord Rama was standing with his bow rested on the ground and talking to his brother Lord Lakshmana. After some time Lakshmana noticed that Rama’s bow was rested on a frog and it was struggling to survive. Rama took the frog and asked, “Why didn’t you speak up when you were in pain?”. Frog, a self-realized soul, replied “when others hurt me, I call your name “rama rama” – but here it is you giving me the pain – who else can I call? So I accepted this pain as a blessing.” . What a profound wisdom!
Same way, Bhismar was already a great mahan. If he had wanted, he could have made the pain from the arrows to go away with his powers. Sri Appaya Dikshithar suffered from a severe pain a lot. Every day, when He did Shiva puja, He transferred the pain to a dharbai and get it back after the puja was over. We have heard 100s of incidents similar to this about our Mahaperiyava. Bagawan Ramana had cancer….
All these mahans never gave importance to their sareera and hence the pain does not even affect them in any way. They enjoyed the pain as that is also a part of Iswara prasadam….It isn’t a short story – rather a reminder that both suha/dhukka are related to our mind and body and not to our soul – so let us not get depressed when we face a tough situation – it is all His wish…
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare