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EPUB Ebook here { tyoususnappsave.ga }. .. The Teachings of the 24 Gurus of Lord Dattatreya. 1. When Lord Dattatreya was not able to select an allaccomplished Guru, then he had a premonition in hisheart, in his. Dattatreya is the Grand Teacher or 'Guru principle' in the universe. . The Teacher. Since Sri Guru Datta (Dattatreya) is the synthesis of the . Page Dattatreya replied, “I have many gurus. I have received so many instructions from them, and I have followed those instructions. I have

This is the historical period when the Bahamani Kingdom was split up into five different Kingships, one of which viz. Several miraculous deeds are associated with these two Gurus - 5 such deeds are relating to Shripada Shri Vallabh chapters 5 to 10 and 26 are relating to Shri Narasimha Saraswati, chapters 11 to 51 besides many mythological Puranik tales have also been narrated in this volume by way of illustration.

The main aim of the book is to extol the greatness of the Spiritual preceptor Guru and to dispel the ignorant notion that He is just another human. It is composed of Sanskrit slokas and 34 Marathi Ovis - 13 at the beginning and 21 in the end. In some of the latter scripts it seems that this chapter of Shri Guru Geeta is deleted, probably it being in Sanskrit and the 41st chapter is split up into two chapters, keeping the number of chapters the same i. The gist of Shri Guru Geeta is included in this volume.

Shri Dattatreya is an Avinash Avatar, i. His mission is to help all His devotees cross this Ocean of Worldly existence. The research scholars of Medical Sciences have a good opportunity of thinking over and analysing the means that have been used by Shri Guru for cure of acute gastric pain, leprosy, toxic irritations, revival to life, sterility of females etc.

Of course it is an admitted fact that the yogic and Divine power of Shri Guru is mainly responsible for these miracles to a great extent. It is an experienced fact that the reading of such literature gives mental peace to those who are worried due to different miseries of this worldly life and also encourages and guides them to go ahead on the path of self-emancipation by making their lives sublime and full of highest bliss. A devotee of Shri Guru by name Namdharak, greatly worried due to domestic miseries, left home and started on foot with the intense desire of seeing Shri Guru.

While on his way, he was praying to Shri Guru all the time. But then why should I be required to suffer so much, though I have been reciting your name all the time, and having full faith in you? Oh, Shri Narasimha Saraswati, you are the Guide to and treasure of the kindness to the devotees. You made this Earth devoid of the Kshatriya race and then gave it in charity to the Brahmins. You offered ever-lasting place to Dhruva.

But what did you receive in return from every one of these? If you have received nothing, then what can an innocent human-being like myself offer you, who Himself the Lord of Lakshmi Goddess of Wealth is? It does not become you, a great Giver of boons, to first receive and then to give.

I possess only this treasure of services of my family unto you. Kindly give me some loan from this treasure, as I am in very peculiar circumstances. I am seeking your shelter 7 Shri Guru Charitra considering and You, on your part, overlook my misdeeds and do not be angry with me. You are my Mother and Father too. So will you not protect me, an innocent child? Are you not even inclined to listen to my miserable tale?

In his dream, he saw a Personality with hair-locks on head, ash markings on all the body and face full of kindness. He soon recognized him to be Shri Guru, who applied ashes to his forehead and placed his blessing hand on his head. He awoke and began to proceed further on his path. While going he was all the time thinking over the dream, he had seen in the previous night. He now observed that similar personality, alike that seen by him in the dream was coming from the front. Kindly favor me, an orphan child.

Kindly tell me your name and place of residence. I live on earth and in heaven also. I have been visiting holy places and now I have come here. He is in the incarnation of Thrimurties and always found in meditation.

He has come to this earth for the salvation of his devotees. Will you kindly satisfy me in this respect? Then it seems that you are not worshiping Shri Guru wholeheartedly. How is it that if Shri Guru is enraged none else can protect? Where can I find this reference? From the Vedas 18 Puranas were construed. Brahma Vaivarta is one of these and it is stated in it that in the Dwapara Yug, Vyasa, the Vishnu incarnate, spread the light of knowledge on Earth, through such volumes 9 Shri Guru Charitra known as Brahma Sutras.

Rishis and Munis listened to the tales from Vyasa, which I am narrating to you. He desired and lotus came out of his umbilicus. On it was seated Brahma, who looked to the four directions and he got four heads.

He thought that he was all Supreme. Brahma bowed to him and praised him. Being pleased Shri Vishnu asked Brahma to create this Universe. Shri Vishnu gave him four Vedas and also told him to create this world according to the process given in the Vedas. Brahma then created this World, which has several animate and inanimate things such as:- 1 Swedaj: those born of perspiration as bugs etc.

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Similarly Brahma created three Lokas Worlds. This process of creation has been stated in the Brahma Vaivarta Purana in the following manner: - Brahma called every Yug one after the other and asked him to go on Earth. First came Krita Yug, who did not speak a lie was learned and devoid of family attachments, had sacred thread and necklace of Rudraksha-beads around the neck.

How can I go and stay there? Then came Treta Yug. Fat in body possessed articles of sacrifice in his hands. In this Yug people performed sacrifices and abode by the rules of religions and rituals and most of them were Brahmins. He had arrows and other weapons in his hands. He was both kind and wicked. Virtue and sin were both visible in him. Lastly Kali Yug was called for ghost like appearance, thoughtless heart, old age, struggling and despising mentality were his characteristics.

He came before Brahma and began dancing and uttering childish words. At one moment he laughed, at another he welted and then abused anybody. I am not afraid of anybody. I am a friend to those who pretend to be a saint and I am an enemy of all the virtuous. In the former Yugas, as the life span was too long people followed the path of penance and devotion in order to attain supreme knowledge. In Kali Yug, a man can attain salvation, the observing penance and devotion for less time.

You should help such virtuous persons.

I am afraid of such persons. How should I then go to the Earth? They will destroy the religious mindedness and even induce virtuous persons to commit sins. But on the contrary, I love those who love their wives and children, dishonor their parents who despise Vedas and Sastras, who see separateness in Vishnu and Siva and despise them. People will follow you and act as per your wishes as soon as you go there. If a few persons are virtuous, you do not trouble them. Please tell me how I should help the virtuous?

Please direct me as to how I should behave on the Earth. The virtuous only can will you, all others will soon be your slaves. How he is to be known? Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma, parents are all Gurus of this Earth.

Knowledge imbibed with devotion and rational thinking Viveka is seen in the heart of the Guru. Study of Dharma and Shastras without Guru is futile. He directs in action, thought, devotion and disintegration.

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One cannot surpass worldly miseries without the help and guidance of Guru. He throws a flashlight on the dark illusionary path. Service to the Guru makes one pure in body, speech and thinking. I shall just tell a tale as an example. On the bank of Godavari, there was the Ashram of Angiras Rishi.

Many disciples were being trained in this Ashram. One disciple named Sandeepak served his Guru, Veda Dharma, with great devotion. The effect of many of them has been wiped off by my penance, but still some of them are persisting.

I will not get salvation unless I suffer the evil effects of these sins with my body. I, therefore, wish to go to Kashi, stay there and get rid of these sins. You have to attend on me and serve me during this period. So I should go to a holy place and suffer the bad effects myself. I shall spare no pains in serving you. If you are resolute, then only you should accept this job. Veda Dharma was much pleased with his words.

The sins will not be wiped off unless they are borne by one's own body. It is very taxing to serve a diseased person. So you will have to take troubles even more than myself. Please take me to Kashi and do serve me there. They lived there at Kambaleshwar to the North of Mankarnika. The Muni took a bath in Mankarnika and worshiped Vishweshwar and began to suffer the pangs of diseases. As the time passed on, leprosy developed all over his body and he became blind losing his eyesight.

His body was petrified and pus, blood and germs flowed out of it. He began to have fits also. Still Sandeepak took all pains to nurse his Guru with great devotion.

He used to bring alms daily for his Guru, fed him and served him, thinking him to be Kashi Vishweshwar. Veda Dharma being in a diseased condition became peevish by nature and often was enraged and spoke harsh words to his disciple, Sandeepak.

Some day he would not take food, some day he would abuse him cruelly for bringing insufficient for undelicious alms. Some day he would throw away the food in anger and despair. Sometimes he would even beat him severely. Another time he would complain that he did not clean his body, wounds, clothes smeared with stool and urine and consequently he was much troubled by 13 Shri Guru Charitra flies. When Sandeepak was attending on him, he would say why did he not go out for alms.

In this way Sandeepak was harassed every now and then. Yet Sandeepak tried his best to bring good delicious food and vegetables as directed by his Guru. Though he was living in Kashi, he never went to the Vishweshwar temple to worship and see the most holy shrine of Vishweshwar. Similarly he did not think of any other thing but he solely devoted himself to the nursing and giving best service to his Guru, whom he respected as God Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma.

Though the Guru got enraged off and on, he did not retort harshly. Seeing his such devoted service to his Guru, Kashi Vishweshwar was so pleased that he appeared before him and told him to ask for some favor or blessing. If you permit me, I shall pray him to remove your physical pangs and give you sound health. If I do not suffer these pangs, I will have to suffer in the next birth and this would abstract my path of salvation.

Hearing this, Shri Vishnu and Shri Kashi Vishweshwar desired to see this disciple and his Guru and so they both came to Kashi and approached Sandeepak. You may ask for what ever you desire. I shall fulfill your wishes. But when neither did I worship you, nor recite your name, why should you be pleased with me and ask me to have a boon from you?

I love such disciples very much. I am under his 14 Shri Guru Charitra influence and I willingly offer him my blessings. I like wife's devotion to her husband, bowing to Brahmins.

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Ascetics and Sanyasis, and such persons come to my place in the end. As Guru is my God, Trimurties Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh are within my reach, whatever blessings you give me; I shall be getting the same easily from my Guru.

I am, therefore, serving my Guru devotedly. You are my loving child. Shri Shiva and myself are pleased with your devotion. Ask for a boon. We offer you what you desire. You have known Guru and also experienced Par-Brahma in yourself. The word Guru contains only two alphabets; still it is the ocean of nectar. One, who dips into it even for a moment, will cross this worldly ocean. One who always remembers Guru is respected in all Lokas.

Hearing this Veda Dharma too was extremely pleased. You should stay in Kashi. What ever you say will be true. The same moment, the body of Veda Dharma muni became healthy and bright.

He had suffered from leprosy and other pangs only for testing his disciple. Control your sense, Karma, Dnyan and also heart and other by you will win even the Great God i. I am much pleased at heart. Will you kindly inform me where you stay?

What is your food? I wish to be in your service. Studying the life of Shri Guru is like draining nectar. We shall not be affected by any disease incurred due to displeasure of the planets or other reasons. I wish to know the life of Shri Guru. Will you please remove the darkness of my ignorance by the light of this life of Shri Guru, which is as bright as the Sun? I am obsessed by sex, anger and temptation. You will surely be relieved of your miseries, engrossed in illusion and temptation, those who doubt the great 17 Shri Guru Charitra power of Shri Guru, they have always to suffer from poverty and hardship.

So give up suspicion. Shri Guru is an Ocean of Kindness. He will give you everything. Just as clouds give rain everywhere, similarly Shri Guru gives showers of kindness. As water is stored in the deep portions of earth and on the rocky place, so an individual attains Shri Guru's favor. Therefore worship Shri Guru wholeheartedly.

Kindly tell me why Shri Guru took birth in Bharat?

My good disciple, you have given inspiration to me. The sun evaporates water, and it returns water back to earth in the form of rain without any attachment or entangled with its act. Similarly the sage can accept material things with his senses, but at the appropriate time he should give these things back, as an act from sense of duty. Without getting attached to material sense objects. Pigeon A Bird Once a devoted pigeon couple along with their babies lives happily in jungle. The couple loves each other too much, also take care of their infant babies.

The love among them is ever growing every day. One day the couple went to bring food for their children. In the meanwhile, the bird-hunter came to their nest and caught the children in a net.

When the couple returned back, they saw their dear children were caught in net. Unable to live without their children, the couple foolishly also jumped into that trap of net. The bird-catcher returned home with the complete catch. Teaches: The pigeon story warns against developing obsessive love or attachments in the transient material world. The sage would refrain from attachment after attaining the human body, which is the open door to Mukti Moksha, Liberation , a door to God-Realization.

Even after being born as an intelligent living being, one is caught in the clutches of possessiveness and brings about his own spiritual destruction.

Excessive attachment and love with anything except wisdom, is the cause of bondage. Python Ajgar A python eats whatever comes in its way and satisfy, whether it is sufficient or not, bitter or sweet etc.

One should accept whatever one comes across in the life with full contentment. While suffering the hardships and miseries in life, one should think, it is due to past sinful activities that one is being punished. A sage always goes for search of wisdom and refrains from running after unwanted pleasures. HoneyBee Madhu Makhi Honeybee wanders from flower to flower to collect nectar from them, without hurting the flower and draws honey.

Similarly the sage takes the essence of different various Holy Scriptures, study and practices them spiritually. The sage should wander from door to door to beg just enough food for his living without troubling the householders who provide them. The sage should not become greedy. Honey-Theif Honey-Gatherer The bees collect honey and store it with hard work, which they neither eat nor give away it, themselves in charity to any other creature s.

The Honey-Gatherer honey-theif , comes and takes the honey easily. The sage should not store things for himself even for the next time. He should use his palms to take food and stomach to store food. We have to leave all we store out of trouble throughout our life, at once and depart when the Lord of Death Yama come and take us with him. At that time, the other stronger birds having no food to eat attacked that bird to take food away from his beak. In order to get rid of the attack and to attain peace, the bird dropped the food from beak.

Teaches: The worldly possessions are source of trouble. If one run after sensual pleasures, will soon come into clash with his fellow-beings, who too run for the same, and has to face much miseries and strife.

Happiness and Enlightenment belong to one who lives simply, conquer his craving for worldly things and seeks only spiritual goals. One becomes as happy and relieved only on abandoning the sensual pleasures. Sea Ocean, Samudra The ocean neither increases due to excessive inflow of rivers nor decreases due to stoppage of flow of rivers, yet it maintains its level. The calm sea never disturbed, always remains in its boundaries except the Natural Catastrophe. The sage should be equipoised and in state of calmness.

The life of sage remains balanced; the joys of life do not excite him, nor do sorrows depress him. The wise sage never transgresses the highest standards of morality. Moth Grasshoper, Patanga The moth is tempted by fire, being attracted by the delightful beauty of flame, it jumps into it and get burns within it.

Similarly a foolish man is enticed by the illusory pleasures of the visual senses and thus gets caught in the ceaseless cycles of birth and death. Teaches: To control the sense of sight and all other senses and to try to avoid being greedy. Elephant Haathi The male elephant out of immense lust falls into a pit covered over with grass by the scent of its mate, a paper and wooden made female elephant. The elephant gets caught and enchained after being attracted towards its opposite gender mate.

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Similarly, a passionate person is tempted by the opposite gender and falls into the trap and come to grief. The seekers of Spiritual Truth should learn, to get rid from the clutches of lust. Deer Hiran The deer is very fond of music and is very much attracted by it. The deer is trapped by hunter through its love for music. Sky: The Sky is The soul is also like the sky, which is omnipresent.

I have noticed that sometimes the sky or space gets thickly overcast, or filled with dust or smoke. At sunrise and during night, it apparently takes on different colors. But in fact, it ever retains its colorless self, and it is never touched or stained by anything. From this I learned that a true sage should remain ever pure like the sky or space, untouched or unaffected by anything in the phenomenal universe in time, including his own physical processes.

His inner being is totally free from emotional reaction to things and events even like the space. Thus I accepted the sky or space as my third guru. Sky Aakash The Sky having no boundaries, beyond the reach of material nature. Infinite in nature, sometime clouds cover the sky but yet sky remains unaffected. In the same way, the soul is never affected, by the material body contamination. Like sky, the Soul is omnipresent, all-pervading, and infinite in nature.

The inner emptiness of sky i. Water: Water teaches the quality of purity, humbleness and Impartial Love. Learn to be free from all impurities, be humble, never to be proud, gentle in nature and show impartial Love from Water.

Water is my fourth Guru. It quenches the thirst of every creature, sustains innumerable trees and all creatures. While it thus serves all living beings, it is never proud of itself. On the other hand, it humbly seeks the lowliest of places. The sage too should likewise bestow health, peace and joy to every creature that resorts to him. Yet he should ever live as the humblest of Gods creation.

The sage is like water because he is free from all impurities, gentle in nature and while speaking he creates a beautiful vibration like the flowing of water. By seeing, touching or hearing such a saintly person, the living entity is cleansed as if coming in contact with pure water. Water quenches the thirst of every creature, very important element for all creatures. Without feeling any proud, water serves all living beings.

The Sage should ever live as the humblest of Gods creation. Water teaches the quality of purity. Just as the pure water cleanses others, so 10 also the sage, who is pure and free from selfishness, lust, egoism, anger, greed, etc. Fire: Learn to be austere from Fire My fourth teacher is the element of fire. Sometimes, it manifests itself as blazing flames; sometimes as smoldering embers, covered by ash.

But it is always present in all objects as latent heat. The god of fire accepts the offering of everyone, irrespective of his moral worth and burns down his sins; and it still remains the ever-pure divinity as the fire-god; he is untainted by the sins of such devotees. So too, a sage of perfect realization should accept food of everyone, burn down his sins and bless the giver. The source of all forms in the universe, as also their end, remains ever mysterious. All the things are manifest only in between their origin and their end.

Their source and end is the true Self, which is eternal, unchanging, unmanifest and omnipresent. The nature of the element of fire is such. Though fire has no specific form of its own, when it is associated with fuel that burns, it assumes such apparent forms. So too, the true Self, though formless in itself, appears in the forms of deities, human beings, animals and trees when it is associated with the respective physical structures.

So too, the wisdom of self-realization rejects the manifest forms and properties of things as illusion and realizes their one original essence as itself. Thus the element of fire is my fourth guru.

Fire Agni Fire burns bright, cannot be suppressed by others. It has no extra storage place, it keeps all inside itself and it can eat anything and yet not get dirty when comes in to contact of other dirty things. The sage's glory is like the fire, is made brighter by austerities, his knowledge and tapas; having no vessel other than his stomach. Although having no shape of its own, the fire assumes the shape of the firewood through which it reveals itself. Similarly, having entered a particular body, the soul reveals the traits through that body.

Moon: Learn to be Unaffected by phases of Life from Moon Of all things in nature, the moon is unique. It appears to wax and wane during the bright and dark fortnights. In fact, the lunar globe ever remains the same. In this, it is like the self of the man. While a man appears to pass through the stages of infancy, boyhood, youth, maturity and old age, his real self remains unchanged.

All changes pertain only to body and not to the self. Again, the moon only reflects the light of the sun, but has no such of its own. So too, the soul or mind of man is only a reflection of the light of awareness of the real Self.

Having taught this truth, the moon became my sixteenth guru. Moon Chandarmaa The moon waxes and wanes, despite this continuous change taking place with the moon, yet it remains unaffected by this process. Similarly the sage should not be affected by the continual change of body from birth to death including diseases and old age.

Sun: Learn to have thought for others from Sun My fifth guru is sun. Though the sun we see in our daily life is one, it appears as many when reflected by water in different vessels. Similarly, the one real Self manifests itself as many selves of living creatures when reflected by their physical structures.

As Sun illuminates the many forms in nature to our visions, the sage too illuminates the true nature of all things to his devotees. Sun Surya 13 The reflection of sun can be seen in many objects, but the actual sun is One and undivided. That teaches the Supreme Soul is one, and reflected into various bodies; but the soul is not body itself.

The sun evaporates water, and it returns water back to earth in the form of rain without any attachment or entangled with its act. Similarly the sage can accept material things with his senses, but at the appropriate time he should give these things back, as an act from sense of duty.

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Without getting attached to material sense objects. Pigeon: Learn Detachment from Pigeon I have gained wisdom from a pigeon too. Once a pair of pigeons lived together on a tree. They bred their young and were bringing them up with deep affection and love. One day, a hunter caught the young fledglings in a snare. The ladybird, which returned from the forest with food for its young ones, saw their plight and, unable to leave them, she leapt in the snare to share their fate.

Shortly after, the male pigeon turned up and, unable to bear the separation from its sweetheart, it too jumped in the snare and met its end. Reflecting on this, I realized how, even after being born as an intelligent human being, man is caught in the coils of possessiveness and brings about his own spiritual destruction.

The self, which is originally free, when associated with the body sense, gets identified with it, and thus gets caught in the endless cycle of birth, death and misery. Thus the pigeon was my sixth guru.

Pigeon A Bird Once a devoted pigeon couple along with their babies lives happily in jungle. The couple loves each other too much, also take care of their infant babies. The love among them is ever growing every day. One day the couple went to bring food for their children.

In the meanwhile, the birdhunter came to their nest and caught the children in a net. When the couple returned back, they saw their dear children were caught in net. Unable to live without their children, the couple foolishly also jumped into that trap of net. The bird-catcher returned home with the complete catch. Teaches: The pigeon story warns against developing obsessive love or attachments in the transient material world.

The sage would refrain from attachment after attaining the human body, which is the open door to Mukti Moksha, Liberation , a door to God-Realization. Even after being born as an intelligent living being, one is caught in the clutches of possessiveness and brings about his own spiritual destruction. Excessive attachment and love with anything except wisdom, is the cause of bondage. Python: Learn to have faith in destiny from Python The python is a sluggard, unwilling to move out briskly for its prey.

It lies in its lurch and devours whatever creature it comes across, be it sufficient to appease its hunger. From this I learnt that the man in search of wisdom should refrain from running after pleasures, and accept whatever he gets spontaneously with contentment.

Like the python, he should shake off sleep and wakefulness and abide in a state of incessant meditation on the Self. Thus the python was my seventh teacher of wisdom. Python Ajgar A python eats whatever comes in its way and satisfy, whether it is sufficient or not, bitter or sweet etc. One should accept whatever one comes across in the life with full contentment. While suffering the hardships and miseries in life, one should think, it is due to past sinful activities that one is being punished.

A sage always goes for search of wisdom and refrains from running after unwanted pleasures. Honeybee: Learn to Refrain from amassing wealth from Honeybee Honeybee wanders from flower to flower and, without hurting them in the least, draws honey.

So too, a spiritual seeker should study all the Holy Scriptures but retain in his heart, only that which is essential for his spiritual practice.

Such is the teaching I imbibed from my seventeenth guru, the honeybee.If anything is coming without much effort — and it is bound to come — accept that. I will not get salvation unless I suffer the evil effects of these sins with my body. All other ladies liked mother to him. People will follow you and act as per your wishes as soon as you go there. The sun evaporates water, and it returns water back to earth in the form of rain without any attachment or entangled with its act.

When the couple returned back, they saw their dear children were caught in net. An unmarried girl — there was a young lady who was not yet married.

This instruction is not only for males, but for females too. The air lives for others.