An interesting epic story with profound thoughts
“Tongue in Teeth……”
Strolling through the streets of Lanka at night, Hanuman was taken aback when he heard the chants of Sriram coming from a home.
They were not loud but whispers through the windows.
Hanuman wondered who could be chanting my Lord’s name in the city ruled by Ravan.
The house had a cluster of Tulsi plants outside and the walls had signs of Sri Hari.
Just then a man opened the front door and came out chanting the Holy Name.
The Sky was Starlit and it was couple of hours before Dawn.
The man offered water to the Tulsi plants, while performing a Circumbulation.
Hanuman hopped and stood before him, folding his hands.
The man introduced himself as Vibhishana, brother of Ravan.
“It baffles me: you are a devotee and a Noble Soul.
How on Earth you live among the Demons? “
Vibhishan smiled and said
“Just as the tongue lives in the mouth with thirty two teeth biting and grinding, around it, not only does the tongue remain untouched, it enjoys all the taste”.
The very food that sits and rolls on the tongue is chewed to a pulp by the teeth and yet this snaky little thing escapes unscathed.
Only time it is hurt is when we have a lapse of mindfulness.
Philosophically the chief difference is, flexibility.
The tongue’s flexibility is the key to its longevity.
That’s why it gets the taste while the teeth get Root canals and Cavities
They fall too or pulled out!.
But no one loses their tongue.
The tongue teaches…….
Others may grind and bite but you can still enjoy life if you are flexible.
Everything will hurt less, bother less if we loosen up a bit.. then an Avalanche of Peace and Joy is triggered.
If you want lasting Peace and Joy, learn from your tongue and live like it. Befriend it. Tame it. It has a great bearing on your relationship.
March 1, 2023 at 12:09 pm
FRiEnDS With Gravity
iNDeeD Dear Savvy
The Freedom of Wind
The Flow of Water
The Phases And
Phrases of Moon
That Humans May
Co-Create Now For Sublime
Beauty or Nightmares They
Call on Coming For Real New too
iNDeeD The In Between oF TWiLiGHT
As Day Creates Night BReaKinG Dawn
As Night Creates Day Change The
Only Reality That Never Changes
Flexibility Our Ability to Adapt
And Maintain Balancing
Force of NaTuRE ALL
Or Not For Relative
Free Will Is On Our
Side When We Continue
To LiGHT Up Life Free As
Wind Sees And Waves Breathe..:)