Know Lord Ganesh more in depth…the connection between form and formless.. #spirituality #LordGanesh #Formless #energy #Matter

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Though Ganesha is worshiped as the elephant-headed God, the form (swaroop) is just to bring out the formless (parabrahma roopa). He is, 'Ajam Nirvikalpam Niraakaaramekam.' This means Ganesha is Ajam (unborn), he is Nirvikalpa(attributeless), he is Niraakaar (formless) and he symbolizes the consciousness which is omnipresent. Ganesha is the same energy which is the reason for this universe. It is the energy from which everything manifests and into which everything will dissolve. Ganesha's big belly represents generosity and total acceptance. Due to his pot belly, Ganesha is also called Lambodara (Pot bellied or hanging belly). Ganesha's belly represents the brahmanda, the entire universe. Often Devotees rub his stomach during their worship of Lord of obstacles. That’s because Hindu devotees believe that rubbing Ganesha's stomach will bring good luck. Ganesha's upraised hand depicts protection. It means, 'Fear not, I am with you', and his lowered hand, palm facing outwards means endless giving as well as an invitation to bow down. This is also symbolic of the fact that we will all dissolve into earth one day. Ganesha also has a single tusk which signifies one-pointedness. Even the implements Ganesha wields are symbolic. He carries in his hands the 'Ankusa' (signifying awakening) and the 'Paasa' (signifying control). With awakening, a lot of energy is released, which without proper control, can go haywire. Ganeshas mouse snips and nibbles away at ropes that bind. The mouse is like the mantra which can cut through sheaths and sheaths of ignorance, leading to the ultimate knowledge represented by Ganesha! Our ancient Rishis were so deeply intelligent that they chose to express Divinity in terms of symbols rather than words since words change over time, but symbols remain unchanged. Let us keep the deep symbolism in mind as we experience the omnipresent in the form of the elephant God, yet be fully aware that Ganesha is very much within us. βœ¨πŸ˜πŸ•‰πŸ‘πŸŒ€πŸ—ΏπŸŒΏπŸ€πŸ“ΏπŸšπŸŒπŸ―πŸ™πŸ» Om Shri Ganeshaya Namah πŸ—ΏπŸ˜πŸ—Ώ

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