Devayakshasamvada Kena Upanishad

In the fight with the Asuras, the Devas were victorious. The Devas thought that they did so with their own power and prowess and forgot that it was divine help which brought victory to them. Lord Brahma wanted to teach them a lesson. He knew their idea of being puffed up with vanity and appeared before them in the form of a Yaksha (Great spirit) the beginning and end of which were not visible. They did not know Him. They spoke to Agni thus: "O Jataveda! Find out what this great spirit is". He said "Yes". Agni ran up to Brahma and Brahma said: "Who art thou"? He replied: "I am verily Agni, I am verily Jatavedas". Brahma asked Agni: "What power hast thou?" Agni replied: "I can even burn whatsoever there is on the earth". Brahma placed a blade of grass before Agni and said: 'Burn this'. Agni approached it with all its power. He could not burn it. Next came Vayu (the god of wind). Brahma asked Vayu: "What power hast thou?" Vayu replied: "I can blow away all the universe and all that is on the earth". Brahma placed a blade of grass before Vayu and said: "Blow this away". Vayu approached it with all his power and was not able to make it move an inch from its place. Last of all the chief of the Devas, Indra himself came. But when he reached the spot he found that the Yaksha had vanished. Indra was in a state of great dilemma. He was confused and perplexed. When he was thus standing there, bewildered and ashamed at their defeat, Uma (Haimavati)—the daughter of Himavan (Himalayas) and the consort of Lord Siva—appeared before him and revealed to him the real identity of the Yaksha. Then only Indra knew the 'spirit' to be Brahma. He verily became excellent before the other gods on account of the grace of the Mother Uma.

On account of egoism, you think that you do everything and so you are bound. Feel that you are an instrument in the hands of God. God works through your hands, beholds through your eyes, hears through your ears, smells through your nose. You will be freed from egoism and the bondage of Karma. You will attain peace and become one with God. This is the secret of Karma Yoga and Bhakti Yoga.

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