Do you want to experience the divine compassion of Lakshmi Devi? Here’s how!
Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji addressed a gathering at Somasila, Nellore district on Lakshmi thatvam. They felt extremely grateful to know what it means to experience ‘Lakshmi krupa (compassion)’, who she is and how does one reach out to her!
How about all of us then? No worries! Precious Pearls of Swamiji’s discourse here just for you!
When you come across ‘death’ of someone, what is actually happening there? (You may feel that we are deviating from the topic, but stay tuned!)
Upon ‘death’, is it the body that ceases to exist or is it the one in the body who ceases to exist? It’s neither! The body decomposes into the five elements of nature. The one in the body, i.e. self, the soul is placed in another body! It is the connection between the self and that body that ceases to exist.
What is the driving force which moves us from one body to another?
God programmed it according to karma, your choices and actions. The results of these choices are to be experienced and so you are put in different bodies until you complete the entire backlog! But, unfortunately due to ignorance and ego, we acquire loads and loads of more karma! At this stage, if one bows down to Lakshmi Devi genuinely and seek her refuge, she recommends to Narayana such that you are forgiven of the past actions and be liberated from the cycle! That’s it? Is it that simple? Yes! Imagine the power of her compassion!
How can such a big heap of karma be removed from our backlog just like that? A big heap of cotton burns in a second when lit by a match stick, doesn’t it?!
So, who is Lakshmi Devi?
Lakshmi Devi is our mother, a saviour who took birth in the pala kadali (milky ocean), and forever lives in the heart of Narayana! She belongs to the family of Bhrugu maharshi, also known as Sukra! She was born on a Friday (Sukravaram), making it the favourite day to please her, offer our respects and love!
How can we feel her presence?
Wherever you spot right conduct, kind heart, clean thought, precise action, great concern, wise words, spotless beauty, loving attitude, gentle behavior, sweet voice and more such good qualities, Lakshmi Krupa (compassion) exists there! She is the only one qualified with all such great attributes to their maximum extent, and therefore only upon her grace that someone or something can possess even a tiny bit of such qualities!
How do we reach out to her?
We reach out to her through prayer! A prayer done with sincere wish and desire to serve the divine couple. When you feed someone who is not hungry, they vomit it out! Same way, a prayer without sincere wish and desire does not work out.
What does it mean to serve the divine couple?
You become a powerful tool in the hands of God. You serve his objectives and stay eternally and blissfully connected to Him and His parivar (other beings who are already liberated), with no limitations and restrictions (unlike with our current bodies).
Why does God consider Lakshmi Devi’s recommendation so strongly?
అశేష జగతాం సర్గోపసర్గ స్థితీ:యస్యా వీక్ష్య ముఖం తదింగిత పరాధీనో విధత్తేఖిలం It is said in Vedam that God does everything only to make Lakshmi Devi happy. She is personified compassion! Imagine compassion-less power!? If she weren’t there, we would continue to take births on and on based on our karma without any exceptions! So, be glad that God wants her to be happy and She wants us to be forgiven! After all, they are our divine parents working together for our good!
– From the discourse of Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji
Swamiji graced the event of re-consecration (punah-prathishta) of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha temple at Somasila on the banks of Pinakini (Penna) river. HH blessed the organisers and advised the gathering to own and serve during the temple activities daily and become part of the celebrations. How else do we honour and share time with the Lord who has come down all the way just for us as a deity!?