Sri Guru Gita – 23 March 2014 – Episode 93

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  1. Jai Guru Datta Swamiji.

  2. Jaya Guru Datta & Happy World Meteorological Day Sri Appaji _/\_!!
    Humble pranams at the lotus feet of Our Dattatreya Avataara Sadgurudeva _/\_!!

    • rose sheppard webster on March 23, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Jai Guru Datta, Appaji.

    • Archana Penukonda on March 27, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta. English summary:

    This is one of the greatest slokas in this scripture. Here, “Nandanam ca yadanandat” means that we see happiness in this creation because the bliss of the Guru pervades this universe. This is interesting. How do we know happiness and sorrow? Where are the happiness and sorrow coming from?

    There is one thing everyone needs to think about in this context. When something makes us happy, we wish for that happiness to come again and again. But, we don’t think about how that laddu (ball-shaped sweet) is causing happiness or where the happiness is coming from. We don’t care. We are just satisfied to be happy. Lot of people say, “If you are happy, just enjoy it, why are you analyzing it? Isnt’ it enough to just be happy, why bother?” We eat the delicious laddu, relishing its taste, but don’t care to ask, “Who paid for this laddu?” or “Where is this laddu coming from?” or, “What are the ingredients in this laddu?” You finish one laddu and then ask if you can find another.

    Similarly, when something makes us sad, we cry for riddance from the sorrow, but don’t think about why the sorrow is affecting us. We may advise others, “Why remind yourself of your sorrows? Whatever is gone is gone. Why think about it and be sad again?”

    So, if we are to find out where the delicious laddu came from or if we are to find out why we are sad, this is not what we are supposed to do.

    We should always remember deep in our hearts when we are going through sorrows, that we should think about where the sorrows came from, we should understand why we are sad. Only when we analyze, “Why do we feel sorrow? Where does this sorrow come from?” do we understand. Only then do we understand the source of sorrow. Once you understand the source of the sorrow, kill it right there. Then, your sorrow will never come to you. “What is the source for this sorrow, what is the source for this thought?” Find out and kill it. Do the same with happiness. You should find the source for happiness.

    There’s a catch here to watch out for. Our mind may find worldly reasons for our happiness and sorrow, but these are not the real reasons. The worldly sources of happiness and sorrow are not the real reasons. We may arrive at these reasons as the cause of our happiness and sorrow, but these are not real.

    Sometimes, a man may suddenly feel excited, enthused and happy. ”I am very happy today”, he announces first thing in the morning. When someone asks him why he’s so happy, he says he doesn’t know why. “I am very happy, I’ll give you anything you ask for”. And he does give people what they ask for. Sometimes, the man is so happy, he’s crazy enough to give away the Rolex watch he has on his wrist.

    Jaya Guru Datta.

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