in the Time of
MESSAGES FROM SHREE VASANT
FROM INTUITIVE GUIDANCE
With Agnihotra, we Transform the Mind. With Daan, Tapa, Karma, and Swadhyaaya, we Transcend the Barriers.
At that moment, the parakeet began to shout:
"Let me go, let me go, let me go,"
and immediately San Francisco opened the cage door. But, what happened?
The parakeet instead of flying towards the door, it went to the other end of the cage holding on to the bars and shouting the same thing.
The saint moved away from the cage, to facilitate his escape, but the parakeet did not come out. It seemed to prefer to remain in the cage.
In that instant, he understood his friend and why the parakeet was there.
Sometimes people also act like this.
They say or shout something, but the fear of the unknown and having become accustomed to a situation, keeps them tied up.
“it is easier said than done."
The practice of Agnihotra helps us transform the mind and the Daan, Tapa, Karma and Swadhyaya helps us to jump and fly out of the cage.
OM FREEDOM OM
OM SHREE OM
OM FIVEFOLD PATH OM
Continuing with our investigation on human nature, Swadhyaya, we recall the story "The 2 Saints and a Parakeet."
Yes, there were two saintly friends who lived in a small town. To facilitate this story, let’s call them San José and San Francisco. They used to visit each other from time to time to share a tea or juice and exchange sublime experiences.
However, San José had a parakeet in his house in a cage in the reception room and it used to be that when San Francisco visited him, the parakeet would get upset for a while and shout:
"Let me go, let me go, let me go." Then he quieted down.
This moved San Francisco very much, but he did not dare say anything to his friend, out of respect for him. San Francisco considered that he should not tell San José what he should do at his home.
But day after day, San Francisco could not help but remember the image of the little animal asking to be released. So, he decided to do something.
In this little town, people knew each other well and there was no need to put a lock on the doors. He knew when his friend used to go to the market and thought that would be a good opportunity.
San Francisco appeared at San José’s house when he was not there.