Sri Guru Gita – 13 March 2014 – Episode 83

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    • Archana Penukonda on January 23, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta. English summary:

    Drona once again wanted to show the world the eligibility of the disciple he picked. Once in a while, the Guru wanted to show the greatness of his disciple to the world. He took everyone to a river. He asked everyone to bathe in the river and entered the water himself. The Guru who entered the river was not coming back. He seemed to be sinking deeper. Those on the shore did not understand what was going on. The Guru was getting sucked into a whirlpool. The Guru then shouted, “A crocodile has caught hold of me! Someone save me!”. Not only was he getting sucked into a whirlpool, there was a crocodile that caught him. That’s it. Everybody came up with their plans to save the Guru. Some wanted to get knives, some wanted to get other weapons. Their plans were numerous. But, no one dared to jump in to the water. Even if one disciple entered the water, the crocodile would let go of the Guru and catch hold of the disciple. Thus the Guru would be saved. But no one did that. Then, Arjuna alone jumped into the water and saved the Guru from the clutches of the crocodile. The Guru was pleased with Arjuna who saved the Guru at the risk of losing of his own life. He came to the conclusion that the gem he picked was the right one. He gave to Arjuna all knowledge of weaponry and warfare. He taught Arjuna the way to launch as well as the way to withdraw the powerful Brahmashironamakastram. Upon the insistence of his own son Ashwattama and knowing his son’s nature, the Guru taught him how to launch Brahmashironamakastram, but did not teach him how to withdraw it.

    All disciples continued to gain proficiency in various disciplines. When the Guru considered Arjuna as the most outstanding disciple even at that time, the other disciples couldn’t stand it. Drona noticed this. He summoned all the senior disciples and told them about Drupada’s insult to him. He asked them to capture Drupada and bring to him.
    The Kauravas went with much bravado and returned after being pounded by Drupada. The Pandavas then went and ransacked Drupada’s army. Arjuna confronted Drupada and tied him down with ropes and presented him to the Guru, thus fulfilling the Guru’s desire. He dragged Drupada to the presence of the Guru. Like this, an outstanding disciple will pick up on the signals given by the Guru and will work towards them. He will break through to his destination and achieve victory like Arjun did. Similarly, the Guru, at every step, will protect the disciple that trusts him. Even if he (the Guru) is wrongly blamed, the Guru always strives for the disciple’s progress.

    That is the greatness of the Guru. So far we discussed that in the Guru-disciple relationship, despite many difficulties, the Guru pours all his knowledge into the disciple and strives to make the disciple greater than himself.

    Jaya Guru Datta.

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