Sri Guru Gita – 10 February 2014 – Episode 53

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    • Archana on February 9, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta. English summary:

    Jaya Guru Datta.

    Gurorvidhyatmano nanyat satyam satyam na samsayah
    Tallabhartham prayatna stu kartavyo hi manisibhih

    There is nothing other than the Guru, a symbol of knowledge and wisdom. That is true and beyond doubt. So, a virtuous person should try for awareness of the quality of Guru. Knowledge manifested in a physical form is Guru. In this Sloka, “this is truth (satyam)” is said twice. Why is it said twice? When a mother is feeding her child, she may coax her child into drinking milk by telling her child that if he doesn’t drink milk quickly, a monster would show up. That is a lie, but the child believes it to be true. The child believes what the mother is saying about the monster. But, the mother is lying. By lying about something that’s perceived as truth, the mother makes sure the baby is well fed. The child quickly drinks the milk. Here, in contrast, this truth is really the truth. To reiterate that this is a not a lie that’s couched in the form of truth, the fact that is absolute truth is said twice.

    Sage Vishwamitra is the Guru who imparted knowledge to Sri Rama. By the grace of Guru, Lord Rama received knowledge of the Guru Principle. Let’s learn a little bit more about this. When Sage Vishwamitra requested King Dasaratha to send Sri Rama with him to the forests to protect his Yagnas, the king hesitated. Filled with intense love for his son, the king dilly dallied. “How can I send my young son to the forests?” At that time, due to the divine intervention of Sage Vasishtha, King Dasaratha was saved from the fury of Sage Vishwamitra. But, Sri Rama was different. He always stood by his words. A word once spoken was never taken back. He never lied and there was never a second thought. He was an ideal man. To set an example to mankind in dharmic behavior, he served Guru Vishwamitra. Sri Rama very well knew the power and grace of Guru Vishwamitra. He was eager to learn from his Guru. Sri Rama knew how to receive the knowledge imparted by the Guru. But, he served the Guru not just with a view to receiving knowledge, but with complete love and devotion.

    Sri Rama was overjoyed to hear of the arrival of Guru Vishwamitra. He was not afraid like King Dasaratha was about going to the forests to slay demons. He didn’t even question his own capabilities about whether he would be able to fulfill the tasks. He was in fact very happy for the opportunity bestowed on him to learn from Sage Vishwamitra. Sri Rama believed that the higher purpose of Sage Vishwamitra’s visit was to impart knowledge.

    The greatness of Sage Vishwamitra was that he was dharma personified. He was the best of the brave and very wise. He reached the pinnacle of spiritual practices. He was well-versed with weapons and warfare of all the three worlds. Even the Gods and other sages did not have the knowledge that he did. Rama knew that Sage Vishwamitra had this great ocean of knowledge. That is why he was very happy when he heard of Sage Vishwamitra visit. Due to the timely advice by Sage Vasishtha, King Dasaratha wisened up and sent his young son with Sage Vishwamitra. Let’s see what happens next. Jaya Guru Datta.

  1. Jaya Guru Datta Sri Appaji _/\_!!
    Happy Bheeshma Ekadashi and Happy Somavara prostrations to the lotus feet of Our Shivaswaroopa Sathgurudeva _/\_!!

    • Swarnalatha on February 10, 2014 at 1:13 am

    Jayagurudatta srigurudatta Puttujii

    • ramesh pragg on February 10, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Guru Vasishta. Guru Vishwamitra. Guru. Sandeepani. Sri Sadguru Sri Swamiji is introducing us to the different stories along the way for us to understand the concept of Guru.Like a Teacher in Mathematics class or any subject for that matter,who repeats the explanation over and over so that the student has understood and ready to move forward.Thank you Puttuji for bringing these discourses of His Holiness. Jai Guru Deva Datta

    • Ila Mali. on February 10, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta, koti koti Pranams to Param Pujya Sri Swamiji’s lotus feet. Thank you for the blessings. OM NAMAH Shivaya, Shivaya Guruve NAMA. And Hari OM Tattsat !!!

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

    • Radha on February 15, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji.

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