Sri Guru Gita – 18 June 2014 – Episode 178

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  1. Jaya Guru Datta Sri Appaji _/\_!!
    Anantha koti pranaams at the Lotus feet of Our Dattavatara Sadgurudeva _/\_!!

    • Archana on June 21, 2014 at 1:43 am

    Jaya Guru Datta. Episode summary:

    Jaya Guru Datta. Sri Guru Datta.
    Avadhoota Swamy described to King Yadu what he learned from the pigeons. “There was a lovely pigeon couple in a forest. They lived in harmony for a long time. In course of time, they also had a few baby pigeons. They began bringing up their children with a lot of love and affection. Birds look very beautiful as babies. They are just about to grow wings and they sound really cute. These parent pigeons, with a lot of love for the children, would undertake any amount of hard work to go out and bring food from the forests to feed their children. This became a regular practice.

    A hunter noticed that the parent pigeons go out to the forest, bring back food and feed the baby birds. One day, he cast a net and captured the baby birds that were barely able to fly. The mother pigeon who brought food back for the kids found the nest empty and experienced unbearable sorrow. Wailing, from her attachment with the kids, the mother pigeon who set out to search for her children found the children in the hunter’s net a little distance away. Anxious and eager to save her children, the pigeon flew towards the net and got stuck in it. After a little while, the male pigeon who came searching found the female pigeon and the baby pigeons caught in the net. Filled with sorrow, in an attempt to save them, the male pigeon also got stuck in the net. The hunter who was observing all this from behind a tree was very pleased thinking, “My hunt today has been successful. I am going to have a sumptuous meal”. Gleefully, he threw the net containing the birds over his shoulder and took it home.

    See, what attachment led to. One should not think that taking care of family is the ultimate goal of human life. One should let go of attachments, otherwise downfall is certain. One will have to face great sorrow like the family or birds did. The mother bird died seeing the baby birds. The male bird saw the female bird and followed. The entire family was gone due to a small attachment. If the parent birds used reasoning and avoided getting stuck in the net by understanding that there was no way to save the little birds, they would have at least lived and perhaps had more baby birds down the line. That is why, one must let go of attachments, otherwise downfall is certain. He will have to experience great sorrow like the family of birds did. King Yadu, listen, I learned that he who lives with attachment to worldly life will perish one day”.

    Did you see the downfall that attachment brought? That is why, one should inculcate dispassion and pursue liberation and salvation. One must continue his efforts through his spiritual practice and be able to visualize the inner self. This story is so wonderful.

    Next, python. Everything is determined by time. In this age, desire crosses limits and turns into greed. Let us talk about this next. Jaya Guru Datta. Sri Guru Datta.

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