Lord Dattatreya considered as guru of environmental education, gained enlightenment by his observation from surrounding, which provided him 24 gurus . 24 Guru of Dattatreya. 1) PRITHVI (mother earth). 9) AJGAR (python). 17) PINGALA (a courtesan). 2) VAYU (wind). 10) SINDU (ocean). 18) KURARAPAKSHI (a. Abstract. Sri Dattatreya, who Lord Krishna quotes in The Uddhava Gita, has been evoked as a guru for environmental education. Sri Dattatreya gained.
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Like mountains and trees, one should devotedly dedicate self to the welfare datttareya other living beings. The couple loves each other too much, also take care of their infant babies. They bred their young and were bringing them up with deep affection and love. Fire delivers the oblations to the deities made in it amidst chanting of their respective Names. So at the time of death one should think of the lotus dattatreya of the Almighty. Sign In to earn Badges. Such seekers desirous of Liberation partake of food from householders and ultimately uplift them.
This is the lesson I have learned from the sun. Dattatreya said that the Atman alone was his Guru, and yet, gurud had learned wisdom from 24 individuals,who were therefore, his Gurus.
Hunter employs music to lure the deer before hunting it. Two snakes never live or wander about gugus. The Snake teaches to avoid any distraction caused by unwanted things. If the tongue is under control all other sense organs will be under control.
The sage also should be untouched by the circumstances he is facing externally.
Summarizing the 24 Gurus. A cow standing behind in the image represents the Mother Earth.
24 Gurus of Lord Dattatreya – The Guru of Environmental Education
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. Happiness and Enlightenment belong to one who lives simply, conquer his craving for worldly things and seeks only spiritual goals.
Datta had several such subordinate Gurus. The eleventh skandha volume of the Shrimadbhagvat narrates a conversation between Yadu and Avadhut. He began to narrate the details of those Gurus and the lessons he learned from each of them.
Lord Dattatreya is imaged with three faces, six hands and single body. While a man appears to pass through the stages of infancy, boyhood, youth, maturity and old age, his real self remains unchanged. A python eats whatever comes in its way and satisfy, whether it is sufficient or not, bitter or sweet etc. Seeing this both the pigeons jumped into the net and got caught.
While he was thus engaged, a king passed before his shop with his whole retinue. He was the son of Anusuya and Maharishi Atri. He should always remain immersed in Bliss. As the caterpillar puts its entire energy and thinks of the bird, it also turns into the bird and flies away.
And just as the air gives soothing feeling when it blows normally one should keep their mind cool unaffected by the external happenings so that their actions also will be soothing. From being a human to divine He grew so oblivious of all else that he did not even notice a royal pageant that passed by.
The deer is enticed and trapped by the hunter through its love of music. His body taught gufus Gyaan knowledge and Vairaagya detachment. The sage should illuminate his surroundings by the flow of his knowledge like the sun.
Utility of Spiritual Thoughts. Similarly, a passionate person is tempted by the opposite gender and falls into the trap and come to grief. As Sun illuminates the many forms in nature to our visions, the sage too illuminates the true nature of all things to his devotees. Thus the element of fire is my fourth guru. Just as water flows from a higher altitude uprooting impudent trees, nurturing humble vegetation on its way to the low lying land dattatteya also liberated souls should destroy the vain and wealthy, punish the hypocrite evildoers and redeem those who surrender to them, of their sins.
Shrimant Rajmanya Rajbandhu Gandabuva Brahmachari. As she restlessly waited pacing up and down, hoping for a client she was finally bored and suddenly developed detachment. Python A Python does not go around for its food. To control the sense of sight and all other senses and to try to avoid being greedy.
Whatever form a dattatrea constantly thinks of knowingly, unintentionally, be it with love, jealousy or fear etc.
Sanātana Dharma: Lord Dattatreya and His 24 Gurus
Thus one must try to give up all attachment to the body and attain Moksha or liberation. Thus the moth was my ninth guru. The individual soul too, bears the senses and the mind within itself and, at its birth as a human being or any other living creature, it projects gurua out as the sense organs, organs of action and the whole body.
So gjrus, the joys of life do not elate the sage of wisdom, nor do its sorrows depress him. From this, I learned that a man who runs after worldly pleasures will soon come into clash with his fellow-beings who too run for the same, and has to face much strife and antagonism. Thinking thus I took Vairaagya. Seeing the lapwing fly with a fish in its beak hundreds of crows and eagles began chasing it, pecking at it and tried to snatch the fish, thus harassing it.