Re: Ashutosh = easily pleased
- Hi Natabara,
Thanks for clearing that up. Living as I do in Seattle I can
appreciate the outer beauty and grandeour of Mt. Rainier on a daily
basis, and I am very happy to know more about this inner aspect as well.
Here is something that Sri Chinmoy wrote about the Ashutosh quality of
On the one hand, Lord Shiva is full of Compassion. If you give him
only one leaf, that one leaf is enough to please him. To other cosmic
gods you have to bring lots of beautiful and fragrant flowers. Lord
Shiva's name is Ashutosh. 'Ashu' means 'speed'. So Ashutosh is one who
is quickly satisfied. Other gods can take twenty years to be pleased.
But in twenty seconds you can please Lord Shiva. Again, when he is
angry, when he starts his thunder, which is his destruction-dance, he
destroys everything. It may take only ten seconds to please Lord
Shiva, but if the same Lord Shiva is displeased for one second, he can
destroy us. Then to rebuild our spiritual life-energy may take twenty
This is Lord Shiva. On the one hand, he is kinder than the kindest. No
cosmic god can come near him in terms of compassion and gifts. He can
tolerate us indefinitely. If he is pleased with us, in the twinkling
of an eye he can give us the vast ocean. But if he is annoyed, then
there is no mercy.
For a story about Lord Shiva and the cosmic gods visit:
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, natabara7
> I finally found out the quality ascribed to Mt. Rainier."mood" or "state" that
> The Ashutosh quality of Shiva is "easily pleased". It refers to the
> Shiva can be found in when he is in a pleased state (and oftengrants boons easily).
>we left camp
> No doubt we were blessed with fantastic weather for our climb. When
> (10,000 ft) at midnight there was absolutely no wind and you couldactually wear a t-
> shirt!get too hot, if
> Anugata said one of the most interesting challenges is trying not to
> you can believe it.we could see
> Anyway, we had very kind weather conditions and when on the summit
> all of Seattle, the Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands to thewest, and to the South
> we could see right into the crater of Mt. St. Helens and as far asMt. Jefferson in
> central Oregon, the state to the south and north of California. Inotherwords, it was a
> very, very clear day...