Sri Guru Gita – 29 January 2014 – Episode 42

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    • Hira Duvvuri on January 29, 2014 at 12:02 am

    Sri Guru Gita episode 42 – English summary – according to how I have understood it, translated to the best of my limited ability – Jaya Guru Datta (refrain: Listen to Sri Guru Gita, Sachchidananda Sadgurudeva’s discourse on Sri Guru Gita)
    Note: Observe the parrot/parrots from Shuka Vana. Recognize the species and make a note. Visit sgsbirds.com for photos of parrots and information on the different species. It was a parrot which first listened to the secret knowledge about Guru while Siva was explaining it to Parvati. Later Sage Suka (with a parrot’s head) gave this knowledge to his father Veda Vyasa. It was revealed to humanity by Sage Vyasa through Srimad Bhagavatam and the Skanda Purana.
    Parikshit, who was a superb listener, asked the best amongst speakers, important questions that would benefit all the worlds. He cleared innumerable doubts from the highly devout Suka Yogi. Sage Suka (Suka Brahma) has given us the Bhagavatam.
    It should be learned how to question properly with a deliberate intention, like Mother Goddess, so that it profits everyone in every way. When that is done, Guru, just like Lord Siva, will feel pleased and will share many secrets. Through an exemplary disciple, the world reaps great benefits. From the above verse we must understand how a disciple should ask questions that give pleasure to Guru and will elicit his grace to help great multitudes of people.
    We must carefully consider a certain point. Why did Parvati pose the question to Lord Siva? Is it to learn something from him that she had no knowledge of? That is not possible, because Siva and Parvati are one and the same. She shares with him equally one half of his body. She is inseparable from him. What is known to one half must necessarily be known to the other half. Parvati necessarily knows everything that Siva knows. Then why did she ask the question? She did it for our sake.
    In our Puranas, such strange incidents are mentioned frequently. The sages are said to curse one another. But it is for the purpose of giving benefit to the world. It appears as if no one gets angrier than the sages. Of course, about sage Narada, it does not need any particular mention. He is known to be a trouble-maker. How did such ones become great sages? There is a secret here that is hidden from the world. When one suffers a great loss, it means that another, at another place is getting greatly benefited. Without some sacrifice made by one, another cannot be uplifted. When sages exchange curses, it means that they are giving up huge amounts of their power gained by penance. When they expend their powers thus, some gain is occurring elsewhere. This drama of exchanging curses is created by God only for achieving some beneficial purpose somewhere. Unless such angry outbursts occur, this wheel of Creation will not rotate. All the expressions of anger and fury in the form of curses are meant only the welfare of the world. Similarly, the marriages of sages and the stories of their progeny are also strange. They demonstrate the commitment of the sages to act only towards universal wellbeing.
    Parvati Devi is here acting like an ignorant person, asking for information that she does not possess. It is an example of how she pretends as if she does not already know the answer. How is it possible for her to be uninformed? How can Siva possibly educate her, when she has complete knowledge of everything? Let us find out.
    Jaya Guru Datta

  1. Jaya Guru Datta Sri Appaji_/\_!!

    • Radha on January 29, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji.

  2. Jai Guru Datta Swamiji.

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

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