Sunday, September 29, 2013

Don’t Teach or Change ‘Egoistic Persons’

Once "Lord Vishnu" with his wife "Goddess Lakshmi" while traveling through the universe, came to our planet earth from the heaven. On coming to earth, "Goddess Lakshmi" saw a dirty pig sitting in "Mud (Keechad)" which was smelling badly & was full of filth. Seeing such a condition of the Pig, "Goddess Lakshmi" showed her concern about the living condition of the Pig to "Lord Vishnu". She asked the Lord to uplift the condition of the Pig.

Lord Vishnu knew that it was in the habit of the Pig to live in such a filthy condition & said to "Goddess Lakshmi" to stop thinking about this Pig. But she insisted Lord Vishnu to uplift the Pig's condition & even suggested to Lord Vishnu that they should take this Pig to heaven with them. At this "Lord Vishnu" asked the "Goddess Lakshmi" that she should talk to the Pig only & take his viewpoint in this case. So "Goddess Lakshmi" went to the Pig & told him that she was very much perturbed with his such condition & told him that she has decided to take him to the heaven.

On hearing this, Pig asked the "Goddess Lakshmi"; Shall there be "Mud (filth) in the heaven as he feels happy in that condition only???
"Goddess Lakshmi" was very much perplexed at listening this & stopped thinking of uplifting the condition of that Pig.

Similarly, once there was a man who always used to live in an area full of filth & dirty smell. He was so used to living in that area that he never felt any unease living in such surroundings. One day that man went through an area where there were many shops of Perfume (Scent, Itr, sweet smelling liquid, fragrance giving liquid). On smelling such sweet fragrances coming from that area, that man actually fainted.
Same is the case with many of the people, who have a similar condition within their mind. Such people too have filth filled inside their mind. They lack the internal purity & are possessed of hypocrisy, conceit, arrogance, jealousy & are very egoistic. Their mind is given to insatiable passion, lust & anger. They are given to the enjoyment of sensuous pleasures only. Such people strive to obtain by unlawful means hoards of money for the enjoyment of sensuous pleasures. Such people are self-important, unbending, filled with the intoxication of wealth & honor. These people are given over to egoism, violence, insolence, passion & anger.

"kamam asritya duspuram
mohad grhitvasad-grahan
pravartante ’suci-vratah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Sixteen verse 10)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, Taking shelter of insatiable lust and absorbed in the conceit of pride and false prestige, the demoniac, thus disillusioned , are always sworn to unclean work, attracted by the impermanent."

Such malicious persons hate the God that dwells in the bodies of others, as well, as in their own body. Above mentioned qualities of hypocrisy, conceit, arrogance, jealousy, passion, lust, anger etc. are the qualities of a "Mental Filthy" person only. If you ask or teach them to change their mental position then they are as reluctant as a "Filthy Pig" to change their condition.

"ahankaram balam darpam
kamam krodham cha samsritah
mam atma-para-dehesu
pradvisanto ’bhyasuyakah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Sixteen verse 18)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, Bewildered by false ego, strength, pride, lust and anger, the bad natured people become envious of the Supreme Lord, who is situated in their own bodies and in the bodies of others, and blaspheme against the real religion."

We need to know that such bad qualities in mind take the shape of habit & are very difficult to remove. We should make a resolve to remove all such bad qualities like hypocrisy, conceit, arrogance, jealousy, anger etc. from our mind as we cannot go to heaven (mental peace) with all such bad qualities.

Jai Sri Krishna


  1. very good and enlightening article.My ovation to sh.Sanjay Chopraji.May God bless him

  2. Anonymous6:31 PM

    Hare Krishna,Radhe Radhe
    very nice story .

  3. But being positive and filling positivity in others should be done right and whatever we wish from good heart are bound to happen true