‘May God bless you’, ‘I wish you all the very best’, ‘I will pray for you’ – These are some statements that we hear when one person wishes good for another. Do such wishes really help? Can they bring a difference?
Let’s see a very good example from history. You may feel that historical events may not be relevant in these times, but it’s not true – Read through and you will understand! Its really amazing to see how this history shows the way one person’s life took a remarkable change because of another person’s wish.
One of Yamuncharya’s sishyas (named Mahapurna) told Ramanujacharya that Yamuncharya wished him to the future acharya protecting the true state of knowledge as depicted in Vedam through three main activities.
- Commentary on Bramha Sutras, now termed as Sri Bhashyam
- Spread the glory of great rushis like Vyasa and Parasara
- Spread the deepest secrets of knowledge through commentary on Thiruvaymoji
Ramanujacharya lived his entire life working on these three main activities. He has since then been regarded as Jagadacharya and the head of Ubhaya Vibhuthis (the two worlds – this temporary and that permanent)
Are we capable of such wishes? Close your eyes and think for a moment on how much of your time today was spent in such good thoughts – need not be highly philosophical or spiritual. It can be as simple and pure as helping a person in need at physical level, or emotional level. It can be as simple and pure as living in unison with nature, such as not over-exploiting it for our greedy comforts. It can be as simple and pure as following certain principles that are proven to keep your health of the body and mind in sattvic state (peaceful and pleasant).
– From the discourse of Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji
– Warangal, Sri Yagam, 9th December 2018