Today on the 6th January 2020 the celebration of Shri Tailang Swami Jayanti is celebrated by the Hindu community with a festival.
Tailang Swami was believed to have divine powers and was an incarnation of the lord Shiva whereas some of his disciples thought of him as “The walking Shiva of Varanasi”
He lived an extraordinary long life from1607 – 1887 about 280 years and was a Hindu Yogi spending most of his lifetime in Varanasi in India.
His anniversary is celebrated from the Hindu Lunar Calendar falling on Ekadashi Tithi in the month of Pausha during Shukla Paksha.
He taught controlled and contented living. He realised that man’s senses were his enemies if left uncontrolled. Although bad masters they could be good servants – they all needed to be controlled and emotions like greed, lust, gluttony and pride should not be entertained.
We all could use time to help control these emotions from time to time. I always try to find some time in the day what ever I may be doing and just take a moment to be grateful of all what I have.
There are so many times when we lean towards what we do not have, and complain, not realising that these emotions are getting the better of us and controlling us instead of the other way around. They hinder you from achieving your goals.
Take a moment, light some Ayurveda, smile, appreciate what you have then your mind will be clear to take on the day.