12 Life Lessons by Lord Ganesha

September 9, 2015, In: Festivals

Lord Ganesha, the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi is considered to be the God of wisdom, prosperity and new beginnings. His preaching enlighten the lives of his devotees and show them the path to salvation. This is the spirit Lord Ganesha that touches the heart of each one of us. The ambience created by his presence rejuvenates us to every possible extend.

Lord Ganesha’s every body part symbolizes a unique life lesson which is empirical and helpful in uplifting our lives. There are numerous things that one can learn from this powerful yet wise Lord. Some of these life lessons that one can learn from Lord Ganesha are mentioned below.

Lesson1: Think Big

One should keep the morale high and think big. Ganesha’s big head is a symbol of intelligence and immense brain power which empowers and makes you take path less travelled.

Lesson 2: Listen more

It is important to listen as many times we miss out on small details that we might have acknowledged if we have had bothered to hear. Ganesh’s big ears denote the ability to listen to his devotees. Listening also help in gaining knowledge and absorbing ideas.

Lesson3: Concentrate

It is important for us to concentrate on what is important and rewarding rather than what is not. Also, this makes things more organized and manageable. Lord Ganesha’s small eye represents concentration and focus.

“A person who has control on his mind, can achieve success in his life”

Lesson 4: Master the time

It is important to be the master of your time, to govern the clocks and not to be governed by it. It’s all about how well one time oneself. Ganesh’s Urdha mark on his forehead represents the master of time.

Lesson 5: Overcome dualism

It is important for us to acknowledge the good and bad experiences of our lives. Learn from the adversities and restore the good ones. One has to move ahead and overcome the dualism. It is important to introspect and keep the good habits, thoughts and give up on the bad ones.

Lord Ganesha’s single tusk represents and signifies to overcome duality.

Lesson 6: Virtue of Calmness

Panic and anxiety make us loose our ability of judgment. Hence are unable to conform to the situation. On the other hand keeping calm will let one have peace of mind, efficiency at work and better judgment. This virtue helps one to analyze good and bad, and look beyond that. One is able to swallow the sorrows and live a happy life. Ganesha’s Big belly signifies the virtue of calmness and represents the infinite universe.

Lesson 7: Social and spiritual life

According to Hindu mythology, Lord Ganesha’s resting position signifies the importance of way of living. One should have social as well as spiritual life equally balanced. One should engage oneself in the society, help the fellow beings and appreciate Lord’s creation.

Lesson 8: Respect your parents

According to the mythological story, once Kartikey who is Lord Ganesha’s younger brother, teased him for being lazy. In that context he challenged him that whoever will come first to Mount Kailash after having completed three rounds of the Earth will win. Lord Ganesha used his intelligence and took his three rounds around Lord Shiva and Parvati. When he was accused by his brother of false play, Ganesha replied that the entire world rests in his parent’s feet. One should devote oneself in service of his parents.

Lesson 9: Sweetness and devotion

The fourth arm of Lord Ganesha holding Modaka, symbolizes the sweetness of self-realization. One should always keep a sense of purity and give up with attributes of jealousy and envy

Lesson 10: Detachment

Lord Ganesha with a hand waving an axe is a symbol of detachment of all desires, bearers of pain and suffering. One can achieve true happiness if he will work without the desire or expectation of reward. One should detach oneself from materialistic worldly desires.

Lesson 11: Being optimistic and ambitious

The second hand of Lord Ganesha holding a rope and lotus is a symbol of highest goal of human evolution and that God will ultimately pull you through the rope.

Lesson12: Logic and doubt

It is good to use ones logic while addressing the problems. But at the same time logic always might not serve the purpose. Hence it is equally important to be cautious. These attributes will help one in becoming a good leader. His Mouse symbolizes logic and doubt.







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