by Swami Rama Tirtha | 102,836 words
Stories in English used by Swami Rama to illustrate the highest teaching of Vedanta. The most difficult and intricate problems of philosophy and abstract truths, which may very well tax the brains of the most intellectual, are thus made not only simple and easy to understand but also brought home to us in a concrete form in such an interesting and ...
There is a story in Greek mythology about the fight of Hercules with someone. Hercules defeated his opponent and pinned him to the ground. But it was surprising to note that no sooner he fell to the ground than he picked up his original strength to renew his fight, because the earth was his mother. It so happened a number of times. As soon as he was made to fall on the ground, he gained strength and stood up to fight again. He derived the renewed strength from his mother earth. The lesson of this story is that the main source of strength in this world is God. The Divine nature, God or Rama, is the basic substratum of everything in this universe. He is energy personified. He is also, so to say, the mother of every one of us. Accordingly, they, who remain in mental touch with Him, never suffer from want of energy, power-or strength.
You will feel strength and vigour and be fresh and energetic, like the opponent of Hercules, provided you keep contact with God, Almighty, the Source of Power and Energy.
If you want to be triumphant in your daily activities, if you want to be victorious against the struggles in life and if you want to come out as strong and invincible in the world, have a living, practical and unflinching faith in Almighty God in order to draw inspiration and strength from Him.