Sri Guru Gita – 23 July 2014 – Episode 213

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

  2. Jayagurudatta srigurudatta Appajii

    • Archana Penukonda on July 25, 2014 at 1:09 am

    Jaya Guru Datta. Episode summary:

    Jaya Guru Datta.
    Bharadwaja. When he performed intense penance for Indra, Indra appeared before him and blessed him for the fourth time with a 1000 year life span. Indra asked Bharadw aja what he was doing with that lifespan. Bharadwaja said that he was praying for the lifespan so he could study the Vedas. Indra was alluding to how difficult it was to live for 1000 years when Bharadwaja told him it was only for the study of the Vedas. Then Indra pointed to Bharadwaja 3 mountains of sand as being symbolic of the infinite Vedas. Picking up a fistful of sand from each mountain, Indra said, “If Vedas are as big as these mountains of sand, what you studied is as much as this fistful of sand”.

    But Bharadwaja did not lose heart at all. He joyously prostrated to Indra reverentially for having shown him the nature of the Vedas. Indra, pleased with Bharadwaja’s dedication and firm resolve, blessed him and said that every student should be like Bharadwaja. Indra said that if every student is like Bharadwaja, any kind of education can easily be attained, any practice will bear fruit and knowledge will be kindled. He initiated Bhardwaja into “Savitri Upadesa” and before leaving, blessed him saying, “You do not need to gain any further education, all mantras will appear before you. You will become famous as a seer of mantras”.

    Afterwards, Bharadwaja remained an eternal student. Every time he recited a mantra, he felt like a student studying the Vedas. He continued to always be like that. The scriptures “Bharadwaja Smriti” that he authored on the principles of Dharma have gained much fame. Bharadwaja is the great soul who showed the world what spiritual practice should be like.

    Guru Gita Sloka
    Guror vidyatmano nanyat satyam satyam na samsayah |
    Tallabhartam prayatnastu kartavyo hi manisibhih ||

    Let’s move forward.

    Guru Gita Sloka
    Namami sadgurum santam pratyaksa siva rupinam |
    Sirasa yoga pithastham mukti kamyartha siddhaye ||

    By meditating on the supremely peaceful Sadguru, our mind will become peaceful. The Lord, the Sadguru, is an eternal ocean of peace. That is why those who pray to him also become peaceful. Their peace seems as deep as an ocean. When we pray to or contemplate on someone with certain attributes, we absorb a few of those attributes. That is natural. Sadguru is always peaceful. He is an eternal ocean of supreme peace. Just as the ocean is solemn and majestic, the Sadguru’s peace is too. That is why they say the Sadguru is Supremely peaceful. They don’t just say “peaceful”. But, he is supremely peaceful. He is the most peaceful of all in the universe – of all living beings, all planets, all creation. He is more peaceful than all of these, he is supremely peaceful. Guru exists as the image of this entire creation. That means, he appears as an image of everything in this creation. What this means is that he is everywhere, all pervasive. He is supremely peaceful. He is the supreme image of the creation. He is the creation and the creation is him. He is the ocean, he is the depth and majesty of the ocean. That is why they are saying here that by meditating on the supremely peaceful Saguru, our mind will become peaceful.

    Jaya Guru Datta.

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