(The influence of positive thinking according to Sri Krishna, Sri Rayaru)

Date : April 18, 2024


Dear Devotees : Namaskara.

| Sri MannMoolaRamastu Mannmathe Moolamahasamsthhaana Mantralaya Sri Rayaramathe||


The power of positive mindset demonstrated by Sri Bhimasena Devaru, Prahalad Rajruru, and Sri Rayaru are described in Mantralaya(1086).


In the previous article we talked about the power of the positive mindset is profoundly reflected in the ancient wisdom encapsulated in the Yajurveda's proclamation: "Yatha Pinde Tatha Brahmande, Yatha Brahmande Tatha Pinde." This timeless verse underscores the interconnectedness of the individual with the vast cosmos. It speaks to the intrinsic unity between the microcosm of the human body and the macrocosm of the universe.

In essence, it suggests that the qualities and attributes found within the individual are mirrored in the cosmic order, and vice versa. Just as the human body is a microcosm of the larger universe, so too are the rhythms and energies of the universe reflected within the individual.

This profound insight reminds us of the inherent power we possess to shape our reality through our thoughts, actions, and perceptions. By cultivating a positive mindset and aligning ourselves with the harmonious flow of the universe, we can tap into the boundless potential within and without, fostering growth, transformation, and fulfillment on both personal and cosmic scales.

Today, let's acknowledge the profound influence of a positive mindset, as exemplified by Sri Bhimsena Devaru, Sri Prahalad Rajru, and Sri RaghavendraTeertharu. Their lives serve as powerful illustrations of the transformative outcomes that arise from maintaining a positive outlook and unwavering devotion to Sri Narayana.

Let go back to Mahabharata, One episode in the Mahabharata vividly showcases Bhimasena's greatness. It occurs during the Drona Parva, specifically on the 15th day of the war. This is when Dronacharya is disarmed and beheaded by Dhrishtadyumna. The grievous loss deeply wounds and infuriates Ashwathama, sparking a fierce battle against the Pandavas.

In a moment of towering fury, Ashwathama wields the awe-inspiring "Narayana Astra," a celestial force unrivaled across the cosmos. Its sheer might echoes the ferocity of a cosmic cataclysm, a force so potent that it threatens to bring the war to an abrupt and catastrophic end. Amidst the trembling anticipation of its unleashed power, Lord Krishna intervenes with divine authority. His command reverberates through the hearts of the Pandava warriors, urging them to relinquish their arms and stand firm in surrender. For in that moment, Krishna unveils the profound truth: the Narayana Astra holds no dominion over those who willingly yield to its formidable might.

While almost all the warriors immediately heed Krishna's call and drop their weapons, Bhimasena stands apart. Defiant and resolute, he proclaims his unwavering stance: he will never relinquish his weapon, regardless of the consequences. With a conviction born of deep faith, he declares that as long as his mind is surrendered to Sri Narayana, divine protection will prevail, rendering surrender unnecessary. For Bhimasena, to yield to even the most formidable weapon would be a betrayal of the warrior's code, a violation of Kshatriya Dharma. To him, dropping his weapons would be a disgrace, a stain upon his honor. He implores Arjuna to stand firm alongside him, but Arjuna, recognizing the invincible power of the Narayana weapon, chooses not to raise his Gandiva in defiance.

As Bhima strides toward the unleashed fury of the Narayana Astra, he becomes engulfed in its fiery embrace. Arjuna and Krishna hasten to his side, their hearts heavy with concern. In a desperate bid to shield Bhima from the relentless onslaught, Arjuna unleashes the Varuna weapon, hoping to quell the inferno threatening to consume his brother.

Yet, it is the divine intervention of Sri Krishna that proves decisive in this moment of peril. With gentle yet commanding authority, Sri Krishna reaches out to Bhima, his touch a beacon of solace amidst the chaos. Sri Krishna implores Bhima to cease his resistance, to yield to the will of destiny and divinity.

Moved by Krishna's words, Bhima descends from his chariot without hesitation, his spirit bowed but unbroken. With a steadfast resolve to obey Krishna's command, he lays down his arms, surrendering to the greater wisdom and compassion of the divine.

And in that moment of surrender, the Narayana Astra, once a harbinger of destruction, is pacified, its flames quenched by the power of Bhima's submission to Krishna's will. Thus, through unwavering faith and obedience, Bhima emerges unscathed, his spirit tempered by the fires of adversity, his greatness shining ever brighter in the light of divine grace.

This episode illuminates myriad facets of Bhima's character, each shining with unparalleled brilliance. Firstly, his fearlessness stands as a beacon of inspiration. Confronted with the most formidable weapon, he remains undaunted, his unwavering belief in Sri Hari's protection banishing all traces of fear from his heart. With a mind steadfast in positivity, he strides forth, unflinching in the face of imminent danger.

Secondly, Bhima's unyielding sense of duty and adherence to dharma serve as a testament to his noble character. Refusing to succumb to the allure of surrender, he stands firm, his resolve unshakable. Instead of abandoning his weapon, he embraces the challenge before him, ready to confront adversity head-on. In his unwavering commitment to righteousness, Bhima exemplifies the essence of true valor and integrity.

Furthermore, this episode serves as a profound testament to Bhima's unwavering devotion to Lord Krishna. Without hesitation, he descends from his chariot at Krishna's behest, demonstrating a profound reverence for his divine counsel. For Bhima, obedience to Krishna transcends all other duties, for it is the foremost dharma of Mukhya Prana, the very essence of his being. In this act of surrender to Krishna's will, Bhima exemplifies the highest form of devotion, his unwavering faith illuminating the path of righteousness for all who witness his noble sacrifice.

Similarly, Prahalad Rajru's unshakeable devotion to Lord Narasimha, even in the face of persecution and tyranny, demonstrates the profound impact of a positive mindset grounded in unwavering faith. His steadfastness in the face of adversity serves as an inspiration to all who seek solace and strength in the divine.

And Sri Rayaru, through his teachings and exemplary life, exemplifies the transformative power of a positive mindset centered on devotion to Sri Hari. His unwavering faith, humility, and dedication to the spiritual path continue to inspire countless devotees to this day, serving as a beacon of hope and guidance in an ever-changing world.

Indeed, the examples of Bhimasena, Prahalad Rajru, and Sri Rayaru remind us that no matter the challenges we face, a positive mindset anchored in faith and devotion can propel us towards greater heights of spiritual growth, inner strength, and divine grace. Let us draw inspiration from their examples and strive to cultivate a mindset of unwavering positivity and devotion in our own lives.

The devotion towards Sri Raghavendrateertharu is the ultimate truth and is the most simple and effective way to reach Sri Hari  - "NAMBI KETTAVARILLAVO EE GURUGALA"! “Those who have complete faith in this Guru will never be disappointed.”