|You are here: Sri Vaishnava Home Page : Bhakti List : Archives : September 1998|
From: John Marshall / Jaya Tirtha Charan Dasa (jtcd_at_xtra.co.nz)
Date: Wed Sep 23 1998 - 22:42:24 PDT
om namo bhagavate SRI MAHA-NRSIMHAYA damstra karalavadanaya ghora-rupaya vajra-nakhaya jvala maline mama vighnan paca paca mama bhayan bhindi bhindi mama shatrun vidravaya vidravaya mama sarva ristan prabhanjaya prabhanjaya CHATA CHATA, HANA HANA, CHINDI CHINDI mama sarva-bhistan puraya puraya mam raksa raksa hum phat svaha Some years ago I also had this dilema about mice and things. One day it all changed for me. you see by the mercy of the Lord during one visit to Sri Rangam during the Vaikuntha Ekadasi period I went to the shrine of Sripad Ramanujacarya there and paid my prostrated obeisances before him and asked for his blessing. Suddenly the priest took some pavitrams off of Ramanuja's form and placed them around my neck. Teary eyed, caught in the an emotion of devotion, I treasured those pavitrams. When I was living on our farm some mice were getting into cupboard and everything, to the point that we used to keep everything in metal and or plastic containers so that nothing could be spoilt. One day I went to go to my wardrobe to collect my pavitrams and go and do the pujas at the temple, but only to find a mouse run out of the chewed open bag, with the half chewed pavitrams inside. That afternoon after I finished the pujas I took my children to a local pet shop and we bought a cat - Bhima. the problem stopped. Since that time we no longer have mice around, just his presence is a good deterant. But he doesn't look skinny - loves prasadam too. Prefers maha-maha prasadam - that which has been honoured by us, and then the remnants discarded for the birds, and mice.........!!! I still have the pavitrams, I cannot use them in their present state but cannot throw them out. Hey, this is my dilema!!! Krishnarpanamastu, Hare Krishna. ys, JTCd.