Change is the Only Constant in the World

Change is the only constant in the world. Those who have lived a luxurious life style previously, now lives a saintly life, and for this, the great Prahlada acts as a best example. Most of us are aware that Sri Prahlada was a staunch devotee of Lord Vishnu, and through his grace, he has ruled his kingdom for several thousands of years peacefully. Though being born as a Vishnu Bhagavatha, yet, as a king, Prahlada has also enjoyed the worldly life by drinking wine, and by watching the dances of the pretty women, but he has done all these things only in a limited manner.

As a part of king’s routine entertainment activities, our Prahlada has also enjoyed some amount of comforts and luxuries during his rule, and there is no harm in that, and we can’t question him also, since enjoying some amount of worldly pleasures also forms part and parcel in the life of a king.

But after the end of his life, Prahlada had again incarnated at Bahlika during the previous Dwapara Yuga, and that time also, as a king, he has enjoyed some sort of comforts and luxuries. But during his subsequent births as Vyasaraja and Guru Raghavendra, he has lived a very simple and saintly life, and he doesn’t allow luxuries and comforts to enter into his life.
From the various births of Prahlada, we could clearly knew, that change is the only constant in the world. Likewise the Madhwa Saint, Sri Padaraja who was a strict bachelor was also an incarnation of the great Dhruva Bhagavan.

Even we can take Lord Rama and the Pandavas as the best example for the great changes happened in their lives. Both Lord Rama and the Pandavas have spent few years of their life in the forest, without enjoying any sort of luxuries during that period. Ma Draupadi who was once the wife of the Pandavas, has now become an aspect of Ma Shakti Devi, and she is also worshipped as Ma Panchali Amman and Ma Draupati Amman, and her temples are also available in some places of Tamil Nadu.

The great Lord Venkateshwara also called as Srinivasa, has come down to the earth, lived like a saint under an anthill, lead a simple life and married Ma Padmavati only after borrowing a huge amount of loan from Lord Kubera! Due to change, we can admire that how the life of Lord Vishnu itself was change tremendously!

If changes are constant even in the life of the divine avatars, then by considering that, we must also ready to accept the changes in our life, whether it is good or bad, by worshipping our great Lord Venkateshwara and Ma Padmavati, also called as Alamelumangamma and Alamelu Thayar.

“OM SRI PADMAVENKATESAYA NAMAHA”
WRITTEN BY
R.HARISHANKAR

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