Stay at Master's Feet
Once there lived many fishes in a pond. Everyday, they would wake up in the morning with a dread - the fisherman’s net. The fisherman would be there every morning, and without fail he cast his net. And without fail many fishes would get caught in it every morning. Some would be taken by surprise, some caught napping, some would not find any place to hide while some others, even though aware of the lurking danger, would simply find no means to escape the deadly net.
Among these fishes, there was one young fish that was always cheerful. It had no fear of the fisherman’s net and it seemed to have mastered the art of being alive and staying alive. All the senior fishes wondered as to what might be the secret of this little fish so that it is alive. How could it manage so well when their cumulative experience and wisdom were not enough to save them from the net. Unable to bear their curiosity and desperate to find a way to escape the net, all the fishes went to this little fish one evening.
“Hey little one, We have all come
here to talk to you.”
“Share with us O little one, the
secret behind your confidence and success”, the elders pleaded.
When the Supreme Lord or the Avataar makes a descent into this ocean of worldly existence, the only way to escape the Maayaa Jaal or the net of Maayaa or illusion that He casts, is to take refuge at His lotus Feet. What it means to be close to the Master's feet.
Created by Sushma Gupta on 05/09/04 | Contact: email@example.com | Modified on 12/04/12