Finally, a regular mouse!
Nothing symbolic, ethereal, psychological, or spiritual. Just a common, simple, boring mouse; a beady-eyed, quick-smart, single-minded, four-legged creature eating and shitting in my home. Nothing more. Nothing less.
I don’t know whether to feel relief or disappointment. Egads! (Where are you?)
C G: I have a trap that is catch and release if you need to borrow it. Does not harm the mice…
Andrew Hanibelsz Thank you, but, no. I refuse to believe in the mundane existence of this creature – after three years of immersive magic, it is beyond my comprehension as to how and why an actual mouse would enter my domain.
F E: ‘Cause you’re cheesy
C G: i had 3. There has been a plauge for the last 2 years apparently. I wonder what it means spiritually
The mouse is differs with context. The mouse found at Ganesh’s feet only makes ‘sense’ when we remember his origins as a folk grāma-devatā (village deity) – a rat infestation would have been a very serious matter for any small agrarian community. Modern, urbane, mice tend to be more abstract and adept at distorting form and function into chaos – like cancer, Thatcher, Bush, Howard and other such ‘things’ that have a lot of force but little heart.
Your mice may not have been a ‘mouse’.
तमस् – The mouse in the lower right corner symbolizes tamas. In the Samkhya school of philosophy, tamas [Sanskrit / तमस् “darkness”] is one of the three gunas (or qualities), the other two being rajas (passion and activity) and sattva (purity, goodness). Tamas is the template for inertia or resistance to action. It has also been translated from Sanskrit as “indifference”.
S S: jai ganesh ..oh remover of obstacles
In the holistic-universal creation Tamas is where the demons (such as the Fat, Evil, Worm Baby) and asuras dwell, their energy is purely tamas since Tamas can’t be controlled by mortal energy, vedic philosophy dictates Sattva as the preferred guna.
The gunas are defined and detailed in Samkhya, one of the six schools of classical Indian philosophy. Each of the three gunas has its own distinctive characteristics and it is believed that everything is made up of these three. Tamas is lowest, heaviest, slowest, and most dull (for example, a stone or a lump of earth). It is devoid of the energy of the rajas and the brightness of sattva.
Tamas cannot be counteracted by tamas. It might be easier to counteract it by means of rajas (action), and it might be more difficult to jump directly from tamas to sattva.