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Bhagavad Gita Chapter X – Verse 29

I am Ananta among the snakes; Varuna among water-beings; I am Aryaman among ancestors; and Yama among rulers. (Bhagavad Gita Chapter X – Verse 29)

Ananta is the king of non-poisonous snakes. Ananta means eternity. In eternity the world rests. Varuna is the king of water-gods. Yama is the ruler of the dead, the judge of all judges.

All this is very interesting for those who are acquainted with the history and scriptures of the Hindus. Otherwise these examples do not carry much meaning and are not so well fitted for others. But anyhow, we get the idea. Whatever is the best and highest in its class should call Bhagavan to our mind, so that we do not go through life heedlessly. When we understand this, then we can work it out ourselves, in our own way.

 We know how different things call up holy associations and holy thoughts: a temple, incense, a bare-footed monk, a cross, a golden sunset, flowers offered at the sanctum sanctorum of the temple — we can extend the list as far as we please, and the farther the better. It helps to create the habit to watch and pray without ceasing.