Sri Guru Gita – 15 April 2014 – Episode 114

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  1. Jaya guru datta!!

  2. Jai Guru Datta Swamiji.

  3. Jaya Guru Datta Sri Swamiji!! _/\_!!

    • Archana Penukonda on January 30, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta. English summary:

    Jaya Guru Datta.

    Indra’s Guru Brihaspati put him out of dangerous situations several times. We’ve discussed this in many stories. Once, Indra was so immersed in material pleasures that he did not even notice the arrival of his Guru. As a result, he lost his position as the king of heaven. Subsequently, he prayed to Guru Brihaspati and was reinstated to his position. Another time, there was a battle between the gods and the demons in which the gods were victorious. It was only due to the protection provided by Guru Brihaspati that Indra won the battle. Otherwise, victory would not have been possible. It’s only because the Guru was always with him that he won the battle. It is due to the Guru’s grace that Indra understood the concept of Parabrahman. That is why, Indra became the leader of the gods, he was the first one to understand the supreme truth by the grace of the Guru.

    Indra has the grace and protection of Brihaspati every step of the way. Once, Indra was saved from Siva’s wrath by the grace of Brihaspati. Let’s delve into the story.

    Once, the Guru and the disciple wished to see Lord Siva. Dressed as a hermit, Indra went to Kailas (abode of Siva) with his Guru. Siva also wished to see them. Guised as an Avadhoota, he waited for them on the path to Kailas. Indra and Brihaspati saw the Avadhoota enroute to Kailas and inquired about Lord Siva. The Avadhoota didn’t say anything. Even as Brihaspati was wondering who the Avadhoota might be, great danger befell. Indra got impatient and in a haste, raised his weapon to attack the Avadhuta. That’s it. The Avadhuta turned into Siva and pointed his trident at Indra. Immediately, Brihaspati fell on the Lord’s feet and prayed to him in several different ways and pacified him. He requested Siva to let Indra go saying, “Let him go. He did not know what he was doing”. Siva took pity, forgave and released Indira at the behest of Brihaspati. Otherwise, who knows what would happen to Indra. This story shows how the Guru protects in even the most dangerous situations.

    Like this, in several instances, Guru Brihaspati saved the gods from various obstacles and dangers. The Guru stood by them as a shield of protection. The Guru thus protects those who place their faith in him. Just as the Guru protected Indra from all kinds of dangers, he protects anyone that places faith in him. He even protects the disciples from the curse of Gods. That’s the nature of the Guru and that’s how he protects.
    Now, the sloka describes how difficult and how great the meditation on the Guru is.

    Sloka:
    Deva kinnara gandharvah pitaro yaksa caranah |
    Munayo naiva jananti guru susrusane vidhim ||

    Jaya Guru Datta.

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