Sri Guru Gita – 12 March 2014 – Episode 82

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    • Archana Penukonda on January 23, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta. English summary:

    Jaya Guru Datta

    Drona noticed the focus Arjuna had, and in several instances lifted the veil of illusion that Arjuna encountered. He imparted the light of knowledge to Arjuna and enabled him to reach his destination. He shaped Arjuna into one of the best. Kauravas couldn’t bear to see Drona’s affection towards Arjuna. Some people are envious. Even though they were first cousins, they couldn’t bear to see Arjuna’s progress. They found his progress strange. Arjuna’s focus was such. They (the Kauravas) made many foiled times to disrupt his focus. This revealed the jealousy that the Kauravas were nurturing. Their character was revealed through their actions. Guru Dronacharya noticed how jealous the Kauravas were. He planned to remove the jealousy and impart wisdom to Kauravas and demonstrate to everyone how good of a marksman Arjuna was.

    Through this story, we can see the trust that a Guru can have in his disciple and his disciple’s sadhana.

    Dronacharya summoned all his disciples and said, “Children, I am going to give you a test. You should win that test”. Everybody agreed happily. They were excited to have the opportunity to show off their skill. They were very confident. They thought it was the right time to humiliate Arjuna by showing off their skill and and knowledge using the opportunity the Guru gave them.

    Drona placed a magical bird on the branch of a tree and asked everyone to narrate what they see as they take aim at the bird. He placed a magical bird, like the one you are seeing, the one that’s walking over me. He placed a magical bird like that on the tree. Everybody described the tree and birds as they took aim. However, Arjuna alone said he could see only the bird and nothing else. The Guru asked him to take aim. Arjuna shot his arrow and hit the bird.

    The bird fell to the ground, because it was a magical bird. By Guru’s grace, such aim, focus and marksmanship was made possible. Even after all this, the wicked Kauravas continued to be jealous, even more jealous of Pandavas, especially Arjuna. They found it difficult to digest that Arjuna was that skilled. Drona again wanted to show the skill and knowledge of his disciple to the world. He was very proud that he got a disciple of such great character. Did you see, how happy the Guru gets about the disciple?

    Jaya Guru Datta.

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