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A Very Very Happy Gokulashtami !!
sri bhagavaan uvaacha
kaamyaanaam karmanaam nyaasam sannyaasam kavayoviduh
sarvakarmaphalatyaagam praahustyaagam vichakshanaah
// Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 18.2 //
Sri Bhagavan said
The renunciation of works induced by desire is understood by the sages to be Sannyasa while the surrender of the fruits of all works is called Tyaga by the wise.
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Once again, the most auspicious Guru Poornima is here. I am blessed to offer my most humble pranaams at the Lotus Feet of all the Gurus -The Source of Abundant Knowledge – who have appeared in my life. The divine presence of a Guru in our life fills it with faith, courage, discipline, knowledge and enlightenment. Guru radiates the energy like the Sun. The vibration of a Guru that is felt by sishyas/disciples, can change their thinking patterns, can clean up the darker areas of their sub-conscious mind, make them selfless, always at peace and ever in a blissful state. The Guru acts as a mirror in showing the disciple’s true self and takes full responsibility of his student, constantly monitoring him every second. Such a Guru will be invisibly present in the mind of the disciple ever guarding and guiding him.
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Why did Krishna not save the Pandavas when they played dice with Duryadhana & Shakuni?
Wonderful explanation by Krishna himself:
From his childhood, Uddhava had been with Krishna, charioting him and serving him in many ways. He never asked for any wish or boon from Sri Krishna.
When Krishna was at the verge of completing His Avatar, he called Uddhava and said,‘Dear Uddhava, in this avatar of mine, many people have asked and received boons from me; but you never asked me anything. Why don’t you ask something now? I will give you. Let me complete this avatar with the satisfaction of doing something good for you also’.
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Once again, the auspicious Navarathri has started. As mentioned earlier in this blog, Navarathri is the worship of Goddess in the forms of Durga , Lakshmi and Saraswathi on nine days followed by Vijayadasami on the tenth day. The first three days we worship Goddess Durga who is “Durgathi Haarini “, one who removes all evil thoughts and evil tendencies from our mind.The aspect of “Tamo Guna” characterised by Mahishasura – the embodiment of greed, absolute laziness(jadatwam) is completely destroyed. Hence she is described as Mahishasura Mardhini.
Blessed to offer my most heartfelt respects to all the Gurus in my life in this Guru Poornima day. This post begins with my humble salutations at the lotus feet of the most revered Gurus who appeared in my life on various stages right from my childhood till now. My namaskarams to the ADI GURU, – Lord Dakshinamurthy, the embodiment of knowledge,the destroyer of avidya/ignorance and bestower of janana/knowledge. HE is the Cosmic Guru, the personification of spiritual wisdom who imparts knowledge through the subtlest form of speech- para vak – beyond the range of the physical ear, abiding in silence. HE sits under Vata Vruksha facing the Dakshin/South symbolizing creation with the half open eyes symbolising both internal and external awareness.
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