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Jun 19 2014

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Sri Guru Gita – 19 June 2014 – Episode 179

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  1. Mukund Mohan

    Jaya Guru Datta Sri Appaji_/\_!!
    Happy Guruvara prostrations at the Lotus feet of Our Dakshinamoorthy Swaroopa Sadgurudeva _/\_!!

  2. Archana

    Jaya Guru Datta. Episode summary:

    Jaya Guru Datta. Sri Guru Datta.
    Now, let’s talk about the python. Everything is determined by time. In this age, desire crosses limits and turns into greed. Just as the proverb (in Telugu) says that greed breeds sorrow, greed brings us a lot of difficulties. Nobody is able to live within boundaries and limits. The primary reason for that is lack of association with noble souls. Thinking, “I alone am great”, and ignoring noble souls is the root cause of all sorrow.s Great souls will persistently guide and pursue us to enable us to walk the dharmic path. They enable us to undertake noble tasks and receive the good merit for those tasks. They help us be satisfied with what we receive. They make our lives comfortable. In this context, Avadhoota Swamy told King Yadu what he learned from the python.

    “In a forest, there once lived a python with two heads. But, it would never move from its place. It would just stay put in its place. It made no effort whatsoever to gather food. If some food came to it, it would eat and be content. Whether the food was delicious or not, whether its hunger was satisfied or not, it would be content and satisfied. Similarly, a Yogi too should observe caution regarding food. He should consider whatever food he receives as a blessing from God and be satisfied. In the event he receives no food, he should be content with what he has. He should live courageously. He should be steadfast in his spiritual practice. The mind should be merged in the Absolute”.

    Did you see, it is being said here that the spiritual seeker should behave like the python when it comes to his spiritual practice. Only then will equanimity of mind become a habit. He will realize the state where he views joys and sorrows, heat and cold as equal. Greed will never come close to such a person. Desire will always be within reasonable limits. The spiritual seeker, with the aid of the great soul, will be able to climb up higher steps in spirituality. Great souls keep the disciples’ desires in check and uplift the disciples while deconstructing the source of all desires and explaining how to get rid of them. A perfect disciple will realize that he is gaining contentment with whatever he has. He realizes that the Guru’s words are full of truth.

    What a wonderful lesson we learned now. A perfect disciple will realize that he is gaining contentment from whatever he has, just like a python. The Guru’s teachings are such. The python would eat whatever would come its way and just stay put. Similarly, we should understand from this that the disciple leads a life of contentment, satisfied with whatever he has.

    Jaya Guru Datta. Sri Guru Datta.

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