Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae
This Upadesam was imparted to Shri. Mahalinga Swamy of Kottayur, by Avathar Sri Seshadri Swamigal. One day this gentleman in all humility questioned Swami as to why He was constantly running hither and thither.
“Neither do I run nor do I sleep. I don’t perceive that this body exists, nor that it runs. Movement and running is a sort of mischief caused by Prana. This air (Prana Vayu), causes the body to move hither and thither.”
The Lord has stated in the 4-18 sloka of Gita:
“Karmanya Karmayaha Paschyeth.”
The Upanishad explains that the state of a self-mound does not lie there but is blown by wind to many places. In the same manner, the body of a Jivan Mukta is impelled by Prana Vayu (Life force) hither and thither. This brings out the fact that the soul (Atman) is free from actions (nishkriyan).