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Kusha Grass Story In Hinduism – Origin – How Kusha Grass Became Holy?

The story of origin of kusha grass and how kusha grass become holy is found in the Ramayana. According to Ramayana, when Lord Rama sent Sita Mata to the forest to live in the hermitage of Sage Valmiki, she gave birth to two sons, Lava and Kusha. After some incidents, Mata Sita prayed to Mother Earth to accept her back. To answer her prayer, Mother Earth created an earthquake and Mata Sita disappeared into the earth. Seeing his mother being swallowed by the earth, Kusha ran forward to save her; but all that he could get hold of was Sita’s hair which, as the earth closed, turned out to be grass. Kusha Grass is mentioned in the Rig Veda for use in sacred ceremonies and also as a seat for priests and the gods. Kusha grass is recommended in the Bhagavad Gita by Lord Krishna as the ideal seat for meditation. (Establishing a firm seat for himself, In a clean place, Not too high, Not too low, covered with cloth, and antelope skin, and kusha grass (Gita VI - 11) Kusha Gra

Story of Rich Merchant – Who Realized the Light That Can Provide the Correct Direction

A rich merchant once went to a sage to find out the reason for his inability to see god and failure in spirituality and his inability to achieve peace in life. He complained that all his prayers are unanswered. He was not able to concentrate while praying. His mind was wandering into unwanted territories. He used to close his eyes and attempt to meditate but all kinds of desires flashed in front of his eyes. His mind kept drifting into unwanted areas. The sage realized that the rich merchant was under the influence of desires, past impressions and influences. His attempts were honest but they were not powerful enough to overcome the latent impressions hidden in his mind. The Sage took the merchant to a window in the room and it had a plain clean glass. The merchant was able to see the beautiful scenery outside. He saw the sun, big trees, a beautiful pathway lined with trees with purple bushes at their base, he further saw beautiful green rice field with two big tre