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In the entire picture of life, troubles form but a tiny spot - Maha Periyava Kanchi Paramacharya

A mother may tie the hands of her child who has the propensity to pick up and eat mud. This seeming cruelty of the mother is for the good of the child. Similarly troubles are verily God’s grace to save us.

In the entire picture of life, troubles form but a tiny spot.

In our inability to visualize the past and the future, we complain when we suffer in the present.

A proper perspective will enable us to understand our present plight in its proper setting.

While desire fulfilled leads to further desire, desire frustrated turns into anger, like the rebound of a ball thrown at a wall. A person in the grip of desire are anger loses his reasoning power and consequently all his actions will be in the wrong direction. When desires become subordinate to the mind, the mind begins to dwell upon the Atman undisturbed and a person steeped in the contemplation of the Atman realizes the Supreme.

Maha Periyava Kanchi Paramacharya (20 May 1894 – 8 January 1994), or the Sage of Kanchi or Maha Periyavar, was the 68th Jagadguru of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham.

Teachings – Jagadguru Sri Maha Periyava – Kanchi Paramacharya