Sri Guru Gita – 22 January 2014 – Episode 35

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

  2. Jayagurudattasrigurudattaswamiji

    • Hira Duvvuri on January 22, 2014 at 12:50 am

    Sri Guru Gita episode 35 – English summary – 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. Find out of the species and make a note. Visit 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.
    Jaya Guru Datta. Guru Dhaumya became very anxious that Upamanyu had not returned. He himself set out in the dark looking for Upamanyu, calling out his name loudly. It began to rain heavily. After some time, Guru heard Upamanyu’s voice, “O revered Guru, I am here, inside this well.” Upamanyu explained to Guru what had happened.
    Guru said, “Do one thing. Offer prayers to the Aswini gods (celestial physicians).”
    At once Upamanyu began chanting, “O Aswini gods! You are known for granting several kinds of boons. You know that being ignorant I am not even qualified to sing your praises. I have lost my eye sight and have fallen into this well. I am seeking your refuge. By your grace, I will regain my sight and get out of my predicament. Please protect me.”
    The Aswini deities appeared before Upamanyu pleased by his prayers. They said, “Upamanyu, we are very pleased with the devotion to Guru shown by you. Here, eat this fruit. Earlier, your Guru’s Guru ate one such fruit without first offering it to his Guru. Likewise, you too eat this up without first offering it to your Guru. Only then, your vision will be restored.”
    Upamanyu’s mind rejected this proposal. He had been commanded by his Guru not to eat anything offered to him by anyone. So he said, “O gods, please forgive me. I have to abide by the orders given to me by my Guru. I will not eat this fruit if I am not first allowed to offer it to my Guru. It does not matter if I remain blind.”
    The Aswini gods were happy with the devotion to Guru shown by Upamanyu. They restored his vision without his having to eat the fruit. Then they left.
    Upamanyu, who could now see, gladly climbed out of the well and fell at the feet of Dhaumya. Dhaumya realized that his disciple had now been transformed into a gem and within an instant granted him the knowledge of all the Vedas and Sastras. By mere touch Upamanyu absorbed the highest spiritual wisdom.
    Guru had placed a condition that Upamanyu should not accept food from anyone. When the Aswini gods offered him a fruit, it was a gift given to him by them. Hence, Upamanyu refused to accept it, although the Aswini gods justified his eating it by citing the example of Upamanyu’s own Guru’s Guru accepting a gift without first offering to his Guru, and tried to persuade him to eat it. In spite of it Upamanyu remained firm in his resolve. He regained his sight nevertheless and by the grace of Guru won the tribute from him that he has now been transformed into a precious gem. He also became the recipient of all the knowledge of the scriptures.
    Step by step Guru turns a disciple into a precious diamond. What is most important for the disciple is to have firm faith in Guru. It should always be remembered that maintaining devotion and faith are in themselves a great penance.
    Jaya Guru Datta

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

    • bharati.p on January 24, 2014 at 12:25 am

    sachidananda sadguru paadukaabhyo namah.jayagurudatta appajii.

    • Radha on January 24, 2014 at 5:12 am

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji.

    • subramanyeswara rao on January 24, 2014 at 8:11 am

    jai guru datta Appaji

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