Happy Ganesh Chaturthi! Bappa is welcomed again!
Lord Ganesha is the God of intellect, good luck and prosperity. Lord Ganesha represents the power of the Supreme Being that takes away obstacles and guarantee victory in human accomplishments. By tradition, every religious festival begins with the worship of Lord Ganesha.
The portrayal of Lord Ganesha is in such a way that He is a blend of human and animal parts. These illustrate some philosophical perception of deep spiritual importance which have great role in worshipping Lord Ganesha.
He is best recognized by his elephant head, big belly, his mount and a small mouse.
There are many legends and stories related to Lord Ganesha which teach us a lot of things and also, the fact why Lord Ganesha is the God of wisdom. Take a look at these six amazing life lessons that we all can learn from Lord Ganesha.
1. The Sense Of Responsibility
First life lesson is that you should always be responsible for your work. We are sure you all are familiar with the story of Lord Shiva beheading Ganesha which resulted in the elephant head of the Lord. The story teaches us that your duty and responsibility is above everything else. Lord Ganesh readily sacrificed His head in order to fulfill the responsibility which His mother gave Him.
2. Make Best Use Of Limited Resource
Always be happy in whatever you have.
Most of us often worry about having limited things in life. But the story of Ganesha and Kartikeya’s race teaches us how we can make the best use of limited resources that we have. As the story goes, once Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartikeya were challenged by their parents to run three times around the world. The one who completes the task would get a miracle fruit. Kartikeya left immediately on his peacock. Ganesha was in a fix as he couldn’t do the same with his mouse. So he went three times around his parents, and said that they mean the whole world to him. Thus, Ganesha earned the miracle fruit with his presence of mind and limited resources. Parents are the real world.
3. Be A Good Listener
Always listen with patients. Ganesha’s ears symbolises the role of effective communication. A good listener always has a better understanding of the situation at hand. In decision-making, listening to others helps you analyse the situation from a different perspective and hence, guides you to a better solution.
4. Power Should Be In Control
Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. The trunk of Ganesha is always rolled up in a certain manner. This suggests that he controls the power he wields. This is a lesson for us to have control on our powers and make good use of it.
5. The Art Of Forgiveness
Most important. Everyone should learn this art of forgiveness. Once Lord Ganesha was invited to a feast. While coming back the moon mocked his bulging belly and laughed. The Lord cursed the moon to be invisible. Then moon realised its mistake and asked for forgiveness. The Lord immediately forgave the moon and proclaimed that the moon would grow thinner each day and remain invisible on one day of the month. Hence, we learn the art of forgiveness from the God of wisdom.
6. Humility & Respect For Other Beings
The best example of this is the Lord’s ride. The huge God rides a puny mouse. It shows that the Lord doesn’t discriminate and respects even the most tiny creature. This trait is extremely important for us to imbibe. Only then we can get a respectable position in life.
Always respect others!
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