Monday, March 19, 2012

Ganesha Removes Those Nasty Obstacles

Howl....have you heard the Buddhist Ganesha Elephant represents removing obstacles.

An elephant's trunk has the strength to uproot a tree as well as the finesse to pick  up a needle.
Ganesha's trunk symbolises the fact that the wise person has both immense strength and fine discrimination. Ganesha has large ears. The wise person hears all.
He has four hands. In one hand he holds a lotus, the symbol of enlightenment. In the other hand he holds a hatchet. That is, the old karma, all your sankars (values), the accumulated good and bad of past deeds get cut when enlightenment comes.
The third hand holds laddus, the round sweet-meats. They are the rewards of a wise life.
Ganesha is never shown eating the laddus. The wise man never partakes of the rewards of his deeds. He is not attached to them. The fourth hand is shown blessing the people. The wise man wishes the best for everyone.
Woof Woof I think I was an Elephant in another life!
Love and Kindness to you all

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