As the son of Shiva, Ganesha has partaken the qualities of manifested Brahman, who is said to be pure intelligence only (prajnam brahma). However, the intelligence of Brahman is transcendental, self-existent and beyond the mind and the body. The intelligence of a living being is a reflection of it in the body, just as the reflection of the sun upon water. Human intelligence depends upon both, the soul and the body, for its existence. Hence, it is a dependent, finite reality.
It is in intelligence that Nature manifests its subtlest, discerning power of the mind (chit-shakti) and the power of will (atma-shakti). From intelligence only arises the ability to know, reason, judge, comprehend, discriminate and choose. Intelligence sets humans apart from animals. It is also intelligence, which awakens the being in an animal body and first transforms him into human, and later into a god. Just as intelligence is the reflection of the Self in the human body, Ganapathi arises in the womb of Mother Goddess, Parvathi, as the reflection (son) of Shiva, who is both the lord of the body and the universe.
As the presiding deity of intelligence in the human body, Ganesha plays an important role in our spiritual transformation and liberation. In worldly life, we need his help to achieve the triple aims of Dharma (duty), Artha (wealth) and Kama (enjoyment) by performing actions with intelligence and avoid the fruit of karma. In #spiritual life, we need his help to overcome the impurities of egoism, attachment and delusion to achieve the fourth aim of liberation (Moksha).! ✨👁🌀🐘🕉🎨🙏🏻 Om Shri Ganeshaya Namah #design
Sparring is a favourite male elephant activity. Typically males of similar size will spar with one another - practicing moves for when they need to fight in earnest. 🐘
Sometimes males of different sizes spar together. If the younger, smaller male appears reluctant to engage, the older male may get down on his knees to appear smaller and less threatening, thus enticing his playmate to a match.
We have seen this behavior on many occasions.
Once, in @gorongosapark, we watched as a young male got down on his knees to spar with a male of the same size, but who has a permanent limp from a healed broken leg.
This is one of our favourite examples of elephants' ability to understand the circumstances of another - empathy. It wasn't so long ago that scientists believed that only humans were capable of empathy. We dispelled that belief with our long-term studies of elephants. 🐘
To learn more about elephant behavior visit our website www.elephantvoices.org or click the link in our bio. 🐘
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So we’re back from dropping daddy at his work night out and this one is heading upto bed with dumbo as she is shattered and has her besties birthday party tomoz! She’s wearing her elephant sleepsuit with a little balloon for Jaxton 🐘 Night night my little baby ❤️ #mygirl#elephant#dumbo#cute#pyjammas#satilaofsweden#nightnight