Sri Guru Gita – 22 June 2014 – Episode 182

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  1. Jaya Guru Datta Sri Appaji _/\_!!
    Humble prostrations at the Lotus feet of Our Suka Brahma Sadgurudeva_/\_!!

    • Srikantesh on June 23, 2014 at 12:29 am

    Jaya Guru Datta.Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha.

  2. Avadhoota Swami Jai

    • Archana on June 24, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta. Episode summary:

    Jaya Guru Datta. Sri Guru Datta.
    The most dangerous of temptations is temptation towards women. That means one who cannot control his sense organs can never rise in life. He cannot attain victory. He cannot reach his goal. A woman must be respected. One should remember to never offend them. One must extend as much help to them as possible. One can achieve the goal together with a woman and share equally in the results. But, if due to lack of control on the sense organs, one has increased temptation and is devious or wicked, he will not be able to rule or rise in life even if he is a Sadhaka or a noble person or even the best among men. He will be completely destroyed. Ravana, who was born in the lineage of the great saint Pulastya fell prey to such temptation. He, along with his sons, friends, family and relatives was completely destroyed. The one hundred Kauravas met with the same fate. Many great kingdoms crumbled. Many great people were vanquished. Temptation towards women is so dangerous.

    That is why, many great souls talking about this in some scriptures, said bluntly over and over again that we need to have control over our sense organs. Temptation towards women is like a net, it slowly draws you in and becomes an obstacle to progress. It becomes a roadblock. That is why they teach us using some examples that temptation to women should be avoided. To describe even more clearly, the moth can be used as an example.

    A moth is deluded by fire, thinking of it as just light. It slowly goes closer to the fire. Unable to bear the heat from the fire, it gets burned and dies. Similarly, temptation to women first attracts you. Gradually, unbeknownst to you, it leads to one loss after another until complete downfall. It leaves behind cowardice and weakness and fills you with complete despair. It deals a blow in life that’s hard to recover from.

    Avadhoota Swamy considered the locust (moth) as his Guru. He found the root cause of people falling into the mire of samsara (worldly life). He taught, using the moth as an example, that a Sadhaka should always be vigilant when it comes to control over the sense organs. You will see that in all the scriptures, in all the little stories in the Upanishads that you may read, study or tell others about, a lot of examples are provided. These examples show us how when one takes an ignoble path, he is making mistakes and how unbeknownst to him, it is ruining his life one thing after another leading to complete downfall. That is why they are saying that temptation towards women should be avoided. Let’s see what’s next.

    Jaya Guru Datta.

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