| Chapter 17 : Destroying Arrogance|
any other children, Lav and Kush also fight with each other, in arrogance,
as to who is superior among the two of them . SITA does not fail to
discipline them like any other good mother, in this Chapter.
|| Who is the Best ? ||
The one who claims
I can see,Better than
all the People Can he at all see,Farther than the eagle?
Hee (soft laughter of the Mother)
The one who claims My sense of smell
Is better than the rest ,
Can he at all catch the smell,
Which a humble dog can scent?
The one who claims I can cook
Can he make the ambrosial
Honey of the flower?
The one who claims I can hear
Better than him or her
Can he match the Blue-Whale
In subtle sounds it can hear?
The one who claims I can fly,
and keep flying away,
Can he catch the soul departed?
That flies into the Milky Way?
I salute you all in love
Oh! Brothers, sisters, dear,
Who is then the best of all?
Lav and Kush
And friends assembled:
Its our Mother Nature!
|| Rebirth ||
When I saw divine Mother,
She put to death my arrogance,
My heart felt peaceful,
As she blessed me to be born again,
This rebirth is painful,
I am asked to lose attachment,
My mind be focussed on Her,
Hands do good deeds every moment.
Oh! God, I pray at your feet
Let me learn to enjoy this rebirth so sweet.
|| Prayer (for children) ||
Lav and Kush:
Oh ! God give us strength abundant,
May we serve you every moment.
My heart is a lamp of worship,
Reciting your name makes it glow
My father, mother and teachers,
Are but your forms, Oh! Creator,
I will respect them and learn,
So that knowledge, I can earn
|| Saviour ||
Your ship is caught in a whirlpool,
Who will be your Saviour?
You indulged only in bodily joys,
And know not where you are!
Fill your mind with love,
Let the Lord be your navigator,
Give your heart & soul to good deeds,
And the good Lord , always remember.