by jayant kalawar
He is the master of GaNas, categories.
We categorize the cosmos, slice and dice it.
So our limited cognitive ability can digest
What the senses deliver to us.
Our categories become our obstacles.
What they exclude makes for our ignorance, Avidya.
He removes these obstacles that make us ignorant, Vigna-hArA.
He is Buddhi-dAtA.
He blesses the SAdhakA,
Who strives to explore beyond ignorance,
With intellect, Buddhi.
He is Moksha-dAtA.
He shows the path to MokshA
To the SAdhakA who uses his intellect
To explore beyond the sensory world.
He is with us always.
We forget to remember
And connect with Him
So that He can guide us.
Aum Shri GaneshAya NamahA.
Above is a paraphrased summary of my interpretation of a short talk by Swami ShantAnandA at Chinmaya Mission, Cranbury, NJ on the evening of September 12th 20h18.