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Chapter 15 - Principal Holy Places of Bharat
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    Chapter - 15
    Principal Holy Places of Bharat


    Shri Guru lived at Arogya Bhavani secretly because many persons
    approached him at any time. These included the good and bad,
    honest and dishonest, cunning, rich and poor, diseased men of
    all castes, cults, sex, and ages. Parashurama killed Kartikeya (Arjuna)
    and gave the earth in charity to the Brahmins. Still the Brahmins
    approached him and asked for more. So Parashurama lived in the
    sea secretly. Similarly Shri Guru sent all his disciples on pilgrimage
    and himself lived secretly.

    The disciples asked, 'Gurudev, why are you indifferent with us.
    Vedas and Shastras say that- all the holy places are at thy feet?
     When Kalpataru is near us, why should we go elsewhere?
    ' Shri Guru- As you are Sanyasis, you should visit different holy
    places and make your mind firm. I shall go to Shri Shailya in
    Bahudhanya Sanwatsar. You should come and see me there.

    The disciples - one disobeying Shri Guru has to go to hell.
    So we go to the holy places as per your instructions but
    kindly tell us to which places we should go.

    Shri Guru - Kashi is a famous holy place on earth. It is on the bank of
    Bhagirathi (Ganga). You travel 60 yojans (yojan-2miles) by its bank
    and observe 60 Krishhra prayashchittas. Then go to Prayag (Alahabad)
    and observe 120 Krichhras. There are 25 gram (town) on the bank of
     Yamuna and 40 on the bank of Saraswati. Take bath in the river daily.
    This is like performing a sacrifice. One attains Brahma in the end.

    Travel by the tank of rivers as Varuna, Kushavarti, Krishnaveni, Vitasta,
    Saraswati, Marudvriddha, Asikni, Madhumati, Payasvini, Ghritvati,
    Deonadi etc. At every place take bath and Prayashchitta. Even sin of
    Brahmahatya is wiped off. Travel by the banks of Chadrabhaga, Revati,
    Sharyu, Gouthami, Vedika, Koushiki, Mandakini, Sahasravakra, Purna Bahuda,
    Aruna. Bath at a Sangam confluence of rivers is like that of Prayag.

    There are other holy places as Pushkar, Vairochani, Falgu, Tirth at Gaya,
    Setubandha, Rameshwar, Shri Rang Padmanabh, Purushottam, Nemisharanya,
    Badri Narayan, Kurukshetra, Shri Shalya, Pitru Tirth, Kedar, Koti. Narmada,
    Matrukeshwar, Kunj, Kokamukhi, Prabhas, Gokarna, Shankh-Karna, Ayodhya,
    Mathura, Kanchi, Dwarka. Gaya, Shaligram and Shambalgram are the 7 cities
    giving liberation.

    Traveling by the bank of Godavari gives fruit of doing Vajpeya sacrifice.
    Visit Bhimeshwar, Vajra sangam and Kush. Travel by the bank of Purna,
    Krishnaveni, Tungabhadra, Bhima. Visit Pampa saroval, Harihar, Pandharpur,
    Matruling, Gangapur, Near Bhima Amarja-sangam. There is an Ashwattha
    on the Amarja and in the north is Varanasi, in the east are Papivashi Rudrapad,
    Chakratirth, Kesheodeo, Vinayak, Kotitirth, Mammath, Kallwshwar. See Varada
    Malprabha Sangam and Nivritti Sangam.

    When The Guru (Jupiter) is in the Sinha (leo) all the rivers have union with
    Bhagirathi. When guru is in Kanya (Vibro) Bhagirathi comes in Krishna.
    Have bath in Patal Ganga and see Mallikarjuna. Baths at Kaveri Sangam,
    Payaswini and Bhavanashini are virtuous. See places like Samudraskanda,
    Sheshadri, Shri Rangnath, Padmanabh, Shrimat Anant, Trimamalla,
    Kumbhakonam Kanyakumari, Matsyatirth, Pakshitirth, Rameshwar, Dhanushkoti,
    Mahalakshmi at Kolhapur, Mahabaleshwar, origin of Krishna. Bahe, Narsinhadeo
    at Kolegaon Bhuvaneshwari at Bhilawadi, Shrupali, Chhaya Bhagwati
    (Vishwamitra's place) Shweta Shring, whence Krince flows northwards,
    Kalyan etc.

    A river is said to be in menses when she gets new rainwater and so bath
    in the river is not desirable on that day.

    All the disciples then bowed to Shri Guru and departed for visiting the
    various holy places.

    !! दिगंबरा दिगंबरा श्रीपाद वल्लभ दिगंबरा !!
    !! हे दत्त योगेश्वर वासुदेव श्रीपाद श्रीवल्लभ नारसिंह !!
    !! श्रीपाद श्रीवल्लभ नरहरी दत्तात्रेया दिगंबरा  !!

    !! Digambara Digambara Sripaada Vallabh Digambara !!
    !! He Datta Yogeshwar Vasudev Sripaad Vallabh Naarsinh !!
    !! Sripaad Sri Vallabh Narhari Dattatreya Digambara !!



    OM SAI RAM, SRI SAI RAM, JAI JAI SAI RAM !!!

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    Chapter 16 - Greatness of Shri Guru
    « Reply #16 on: June 25, 2015, 01:29:46 PM »
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    Chapter - 16
    Greatness of Shri Guru


    Namdharak- when all the disciples went away on the
    pilgrimage who served Shri Guru?

    Siddha- I was in a swoon of delusion. But your question has given
    rise to the Sun of knowledge.

    Shri Guru's life is like Kamadhenu. Shri Guru lived secretly at
    Arogya Bhavani near Vajnath.

    I was with him this time.

    A Brahmin came to Shri Guru, praised him and said humbly,
    `I am doing penance, but my mind has not become still.
    I am greatly appeased to see you, kindly tell me
    means to attain knowledge and liberate me.

    The Brahmin further said, ` Gurudev, I had a Guru, He used harsh
    words and asked me to do undesirable service. He did not teach
    me logic, grammar, bhashya etc. He said that my mind is not still,
    so I left him in anger.'

    Shri Guru-You are a fool, harming yourself and treacherous to Guru.
    You speak ill of Guru, how can you have knowledge?
    Why did you come to me leaving Guru, who is a Kamadhenu?
    By pleasing the Guru by service and giving respect to him
    one can know Vedas, Shastras and eight Siddhis
    (a boon to do particular miracles).

    The Brahmin placed his head on the feet of Shriguru and asked,
    `Gurudev, kindly tell me who is a Guru and how to serve him?'

    Shri Guru- Mother and father are Gurus. Brahma, Vishnu, Maheshwara
    are Gurus. One serves his Guru with devotion.

    I narrate to you a tale in this connection.

    Dhoumyarishi lived at Dhwarawati.

    He had three disciples; Aruni, Baid and Upmanyu.

    In former times, the Guru tested his disciples before giving
    knowledge to them.

    Dhoumys said to Aruni, `go to my field and fill it with canal water.
    ' Aruni went to the field. The canal water was flowing with great force.
    Paddy was sown in the field, which was on higher land than the level
    of the water.

    He placed stones to divert the water to the field.
    He then laid his body across the canal and thus half the flow of
    water entered the field.

    Even by sunset, as Aruni did not return, Dhoumya went to his field
    and called him loudly.

    He feared a serpent might have bitten or a tiger might have attacked him.
    Hearing the Guru's voice, Aruni came out of the canal and bowed to the Guru,
    and stood near him Dhoumya embraced with pleasure and blessed him saying
    `you will know all Vidyas. Go home get married and live happily'.

    Dhoumya then said to Baid, `Go to the field, keep watch on the crop and
    when it is reaped, bring it home.

    Baid accordingly went to the field, and kept the watch day and night.
    When the crop was reaped, a cart with one buffalo was given to him.
    Baid placed the corn in the cart, yoked the buffalo on one side of the yoke
    and he himself pulled the cart on the other side.

    He could not draw the cart with the buffalo; still he drew it with
    much strain. The buffalo got stuck in the mud and could not go forward.
    So he alone drew the heavy cart.

    Subsequently his neck was strangled and he had to face great strain.
    In the meantime, Dhoumya came there and released him from the yoke.
    He embraced Baid and said, `you know Vedas and Shastras well.'

    The third disciple Upmanyu was fat and dull Dhoumya asked him to
    take the cattle for grazing the forest. Upmanyu took the cattle to graze.
    At times, being hungry he would return early from the forest.
    The Guru told him not to come from the forest till sunset.

    The cattle would graze on the bank of a river Upmanyu would bathe,
    take alms from the Brahmins living nearby.
    Thus he satisfied his hunger. One day the Guru asked him,
    `How are you living?'

    He said that he took alms and dined. Guru said, `How do you dine without us?
    Give the alms in the Ashram and again go to the forest.'

    Upmanyu acted as directed by the Guru. He would give the alms in the
    Ashram. But as he did not get full meals at the Ashram he again took alms
    from some Brahmin houses and satisfied his hunger. When the Guru knew this.
    He angrily said, `Give both the alms in the Ashram.'

    As directed, he gave both the alms in the Ashram. He was anxious now
    how to satisfy his hunger. He saw calves drinking milk of cows and much
    milk fell on the ground and was wasted. He held that milk in his hands
    and drank it.

    After some days the Guru asked him how he was fat, He said that he drank the
    milk that fell while the calves drank the milk from the cows. The guru said, `
    you should not drink milk tasted by calves as this milk makes you dill.'

    While remaining in the forest, he saw milk like paste coming out of the
    "rui" plant. He held the milk in leaves and while he was drinking it,
    some drops thereof entered his eyes. Subsequently he lost his eyesight and
    became blind. Now he thought the Guru would be angry with him. He began
    to collect the cattle; but as he could not see, he fell in a well.

    When Dhoumys knew that Upmanyu did not return by the evening,
    he went to the forest and called him loudly. Upmanyu responded from the
    well and informed him about his whereabouts.

    Dhoumya came near the well and said to him with sympathy
    `Recite Ashwinikumar mantra'. After doing that, he got back his eyesight.

    He came out of the well, bowed to his Guru and stood by him.
    Dhoumya placed his palm on his head and instantly he had all the knowledge.
    Dhoumya said to him, "Go home, get married and live happily.
    You will be well known. One of your disciples, Uttank will bring Kundal
    (ear ornament) and win the Shesh. He will advise King Janme jaya to perform
    sacrifice of the serpents and kill all the serpents in the sacrifice"

    As stated, Uttank caused Janmejaya to perform the sacrifice in which even
    Indra had to come down along with Takshak (the king of serpents).
    This is all due to the greatness of Guru. He will liberate you.
    You should try to please him.

    The Brahmin said, `Gurudev, you have given me the right advice.
    As I have offended my Guru, how can I please him now?
    It is very difficult to appease the wounded heart.
    I would, therefore, leave this worthless body of mine,
    ' saying this, he bowed to Shri Guru. Shri Guru realized his
    repentance and knowing his desires, Shri Guru said,
    `All your sins are wiped off now. Remember your Guru.'

    The Brahmin folded his hands and prayed, `You are the Guru of all the
    world and incarnation of three great Gods. How can there be darkness
    after the rise of the Sun? You please protect me.'

    Hearing this Shri Guru was kind to place his right palm on his head
    and instantly he had knowledge of Vedas, Shastras, Mantras etc.
     By the touch of the philosopher's stone, iron is changed into gold,
    similarly the Brahmin became learned. Shri Guru again asked
    him to go to his Guru.

    The Brahmin went to his Guru. Shri Guru then went to Bhuvaneshwari
    near Bhilavadi and stayed under an Audumber tree on the bank of
    the Krishna secretly.

    !! दिगंबरा दिगंबरा श्रीपाद वल्लभ दिगंबरा !!
    !! हे दत्त योगेश्वर वासुदेव श्रीपाद श्रीवल्लभ नारसिंह !!
    !! श्रीपाद श्रीवल्लभ नरहरी दत्तात्रेया दिगंबरा  !!

    !! Digambara Digambara Sripaada Vallabh Digambara !!
    !! He Datta Yogeshwar Vasudev Sripaad Vallabh Naarsinh !!
    !! Sripaad Sri Vallabh Narhari Dattatreya Digambara !!



    OM SAI RAM, SRI SAI RAM, JAI JAI SAI RAM !!!

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    Chapter 17 - A Dull Brahmin boy becomes learned
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    Chapter - 17
    A Dull Brahmin boy becomes learned


    Shri Guru observed Chaturmas living under the Audumber tree
    near Bhuvaneshwari secretly. Still his name and fame spread
    in all the quarters.

    Namdharak-Why Shri Guru lived secretly?
    Why did he observe anushthan and asked for alms?

    Siddha-Shri Shankar and Shri Guru Dattatreya like to beg alms.
    Shri Guru roamed through holy places for protecting his devotees.
    People came to him and harassed him for trifles and hence
    he lived secretly. But though the Kasturi is hidden, its fragrance
    cannot be hidden, similarly brightness of Shri Guru could
    not be hidden.

    There lived at Kavir a learned Brahmin who knew the Vedas.
    He had a dull foolish son. His parents died in his childhood.
    When he was seven, his thread ceremony was celebrated,
    but he could not do Sandhya and recite `Gayatri' mantra.
    Local Brahmins abused him saying, `your father knew Vedas
    and Shastras; but you have spoiled his name. Your life is worthless.
    Chintamani is best among the beads, so is the knowledge for a person.
    A man is honored for his knowledge. A King is respected by
    his people; but even a king respects learned persons,
    as knowledge is wealth.'

    The boy requested them to suggest means for his improvement.
    The Brahmins said, `you will have knowledge in the next birth.
    You should beg for your maintenance in this life.'

    The boy being dejected went to a forest. He was thinking of
    giving up his life. In the evening he reached Bhilavadi.
    He took Darshan of Bhuvaneshwari and sat at the door of the temple.
    Next morning he cut his tongue and placed it at the feet of the
    goddess and said, `If you do not be kind with me.
    I shall even offer my head at your feet.'

    That night he had a dream in which Devi appeared before him
    and said, "Oh Brahmachari, why are you getting angry with me?
    There is an Avatarik Purusha sitting under an Audumber tree
    on the bank of the Krishna. Go to him. He will fulfill your desires."

    He woke up and at once ran and crossed the river. He rolled
    at the Guru's feet and started praising Him. Guru was pleased
    with him, blessed him and put his hand on his head as
    Varad Hastha. At once the boy got knowledge and enlightenment.
    He also got his tongue back.

    If a crow has a dip in the Manasa-Sarovar it will become
    a Hamsa (swan). So also he who touches Guru's feet will acquire
    all knowledge. Guru is Almighty. His glory needs to be sung.

    !! दिगंबरा दिगंबरा श्रीपाद वल्लभ दिगंबरा !!
    !! हे दत्त योगेश्वर वासुदेव श्रीपाद श्रीवल्लभ नारसिंह !!
    !! श्रीपाद श्रीवल्लभ नरहरी दत्तात्रेया दिगंबरा  !!

    !! Digambara Digambara Sripaada Vallabh Digambara !!
    !! He Datta Yogeshwar Vasudev Sripaad Vallabh Naarsinh !!
    !! Sripaad Sri Vallabh Narhari Dattatreya Digambara !!



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    Chapter 18 - A Poor Brahmin gets Wealth
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    Chapter - 18
    A Poor Brahmin gets Wealth


    Varuna Sangam is known as Kashi in the south.
    Shri Guru came here from Bhilavadi and stayed near
    Panch Ganga Sangam for 12 years. Shiva, Bhadra,
    Bhogavati, Kumbhi and Saraswati are the five rivers.
    This is a famous holy place like Kashi and Prayag.
    There is a temple of Amareshwar and an Audumbar
    tree as a Kalpataru. Sixty four Yoginis lived here.

    There are 8 holy places in the neighborhood.

    They are Shukla Tirth, Papavinashi, Kanya Tirth,
    Siddha Varad, Prayag Tirth, Shakti Tirth, Amar Tirth
    and Koti Tirth.

    Shri Guru lived under the Audumbar tree here.
    He would go to Amarpur for alms. In Amarpur lived
    a Brahmin knowing Vedas. He had a devoted wife.
    He had a sem creeper at his door. When he could not
    get sufficient corn he would live on the boiled seems.
    He adored Shri Guru with devotion. He invited Shri Guru
    for alms one day. After taking the alms Shri Guru blessed
    him saying that his poverty was wiped off. While leaving
    the premises, Shri Guru cut the root of the sem creeper.
    Seeing this the Brahmin’s wife bitterly saying `our means
    of livelihood are lost.' The Brahmin tried to console her
    saying; ‘there must be some good intention of Shri Guru
    in cutting the root of the sem. It is our good fortune that
    Shri Guru in cutting came to us for alms. Do not blame
    Shri Guru who blessed us. He will protect us’.

    The Brahmin took away the leaves of the creeper from
    the courtyard and while digging to take off the root of the
    creeper, he found a vessel full of coins. He told this to his wife
    who was much pleased and now repented for blaming
    Shri Guru. Both then went to Shri Guru and worshipped him
    with devotion and reported what had occurred.

    Shri Guru said, `Do not tell this to any body, else the wealth
    will be destroyed, you shall live happily with your sons and
    grandsons.'

    (Study of this Adhyay is believed to earn for one of the grace of Goddess Mahalakshmi)

    !! दिगंबरा दिगंबरा श्रीपाद वल्लभ दिगंबरा !!
    !! हे दत्त योगेश्वर वासुदेव श्रीपाद श्रीवल्लभ नारसिंह !!
    !! श्रीपाद श्रीवल्लभ नरहरी दत्तात्रेया दिगंबरा  !!

    !! Digambara Digambara Sripaada Vallabh Digambara !!
    !! He Datta Yogeshwar Vasudev Sripaad Vallabh Naarsinh !!
    !! Sripaad Sri Vallabh Narhari Dattatreya Digambara !!



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    Chapter 19 - Greatness of Audumbar: Ganganuj's Poverty wiped off.
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    Chapter - 19
    Greatness of Audumbar: Ganganuj's Poverty wiped off.


    Namdharak: "Leaving other holy trees why Shri Guru lived
    under the Audumbar tree? Greatness of Ashwattha is
    described even in the Vedas, Why then he preferred Audumbar?"

    Siddha: "Shri Vishnu took Narasinhawatar to kill the demon
    Hranyakashyapu. He tore the belly of the demon by his nails,
    took out the intestines and put them around his neck as a wreath.
    Narsimha's nails were filled with strong poison and so caused
    great heat in his body. Shri Lakshmi took Audumbar fruits
    and thrush Narsimha's nails in them. The poison and the heat
    of the body subsided and Lakshmi and Narasimha were pleased.
    So they blessed the Audumbar tree, `You shall always bear
    fruits and people will worship you as the Kalpataru. Strong
    poisons will be subsided even by your sight and sterile women
    will get issues if they worship you with devotion.'

    Audumbar is a Kalpataru in Kaliyug, hence Shri Guru lived
    under it Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh live here in the form of
    Shri Dattatreya. When Shri Guru lived here, 64 Yoginis used
    to come to him at midday and take Shri Guru to their place
    under the waters of the river, worshipped and offered him
    delicious food and Shri Guru would return to his place under
    the Audumbar.

    Brahmins wondered how this sanyasi lived along under the
    Audumbar, as he did not go in the town to anybody for alms.
    Some Brahmins kept a watch but at midday they got frightened
    and so they gave up the idea.

    Ganganuj was a farmer who had his field at the riverside.
    At midday he saw that 64 Yoginis came out of the river, bowed
    to Shri Guru and took him to the river. A passage was created
    for him by the bifurcation of the river water. After some time
    Shri Guru returned by the same passage. Next day Ganganuj
    also followed Shri Guru when he was being taken by the Yoginis.
    He saw that there was a nice place with buildings of precious
    stones, and there was a high and well-decorated throne.
    Shri Guru was seated on the throne. He was duly worshipped,
    had Aarti and was Shri Guru saw Ganganuj. Shri Guru asked him.
    `How did you come here?' He replied, `I came here to see
    Thy holy self.' Saying so, he bowed to Shri Guru, who said to him,
    `Your miseries are wiped off. Your desires will be fulfilled. Do not
    disclose to anyone whatever you have seen here. Else you will
    lose all instantly.'

    Then Shri Guru came to the Audumbar with him. Ganganuj
    came to his fields and found a treasure. He got knowledge also.
    He served Shri Guru with his wife and children with more
    devotion thereafter.

    Om Magh Poornima Ganganuj said to Shri Guru `It is said that
    bath at Kashi and Prayag is very virtuous. How can this be possible
    for me?

    Shri Guru said, `Pancha Ganga Sangam is like Prayag, Jugul is Kashi
    and Kolhapur is like Gaya. If you wish to see Kashi-Prayag I shall
    show it to you.'

    Shri Guru was sitting on a tiger skin. He asked Ganganuj to shut his
    eyes and to hold the hind part of the skin firmly and they instantly
    reached Prayag in the morning. After having bath they went to
    Kashi at midday. They had Darshan of Kashi Vishweshwar and
    went to Gaya in the afternoon. They returned to Audumbar by
    the same evening.

    Shri Guru now thought of leaving the place. 64 Yoginis requested
    him, Why are you leaving us? All our miseries are wiped off when
    we see you.'

    Shri Guru smiled and said, `I am always at this Audumbar.
    You live here happily. Amarpur is also my dwelling place. Those
    who worship you, this Audumbar and the Padukas here, all their
    desires will be fulfilled, and they will get four purusharthas.
    One who takes bath at Papavinashi, Kanya and Siddha Tirthas,
    worships the Audumbar and these Padukas for seven days, even
    if his wife is 60 years old and sterile. If one recites a mantra,
    under this Audumbar with a pure mind, it will be a great virtue.
    One lakh rounds of this tree will wipe off leprosy and one's body
    would be bright as gold. Such is the significance of this place.'

    Saying this, Shri Guru came to Gangapur on the bank of Bhima.

    !! दिगंबरा दिगंबरा श्रीपाद वल्लभ दिगंबरा !!
    !! हे दत्त योगेश्वर वासुदेव श्रीपाद श्रीवल्लभ नारसिंह !!
    !! श्रीपाद श्रीवल्लभ नरहरी दत्तात्रेया दिगंबरा  !!

    !! Digambara Digambara Sripaada Vallabh Digambara !!
    !! He Datta Yogeshwar Vasudev Sripaad Vallabh Naarsinh !!
    !! Sripaad Sri Vallabh Narhari Dattatreya Digambara !!



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    Chapter - 20 - A Brahmani Relieved from Brahmahatya and gets Issues.
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    Chapter - 20
    A Brahmani Relieved from Brahmahatya and gets Issues.


    Gangadhar, a Vedic-Brahmin lived at Shirol. His wife was devoted
    and good-natured. But the misery was that she had no children.
    She got issues but they all died after birth in the childhood.
    She got issues but they all died after birth in the childhood.
    She observed fasts and Vratas, but they bore no fruit.

    Some Brahmins said, `This is due to the sin of the previous birth.
    Those who commit abortions become sterile. Those who kill a
    cow or a horse and take other's wealth, have no issues in the
    next birth.'

    One Brahmin told her `You took some money from a Brahmin
    of Shounak Gotra. He asked you to pay the money many times
    and at last he committed suicide. He spirit does not allow
    your issues to live.'

    The Brahmin was very sorry to know this. She requested the
    Brahmin to suggest means to get relief from the spirit trouble.

    The Brahmin said, `After the death of the Brahmin his death rituals
    were not performed. You go to the bank of Krishna, observe fast
     for one month, bathe in the Papavinashi and worship Audumbar
    for 7 days, do Abhishekam to Shri Guru, bathe in the Kamya Tirth
    and give Rs.100/- to a Brahmin of Shounak Gotra and observe the
    death rituals of the Brahmin Then Shri Guru will protect you.'

    The Brahmin said to her, `Shri Guru lives at the Audumbar.
    He protects his devotees from all the miseries. You spend money
    as per your circumstances on the advice of Shri Guru.'

    The Brahmini went to the place. Bathing in the Papavinashi,
    she took rounds of the Audumbar. Bathing in the Kamya Tirth
    she worshipped Shri Guru and observed fast. After 3 days the
    Shounak Gotra Brahmin came in her dream and began to thrash her.
    She took shelter of the Audumbar tree. Shri Guru appeared and
    asked the Brahmin why he was beating the Brahmani. Hearing
    what the Brahmin told, Shri Guru said, `If you harass my devotee,
    I shall punish you. Accept whatever this Brahmani offers to you
    and leave her. Mind if you again harass her.'

    The Brahmin's spirit bowed to Shri Guru and said, `It is my good
    fortune that I could see you. I shall act as per your order.
    Kindly liberate me.'

    Shri Guru told the Brahmini, `You give the money you have,
    in charity in the name of the Brahmin's spirit, `Shri Guru told
     the spirit. `After the rituals of 10 days, you shall be free from
    this life.'

    When the Brahmani had worshipped the Audumbar for 7 days,
    Shri Guru came in her dream and said, `All your sins are wiped off.
    You will now have sons and daughters. Who will have long life.'

    She acted as asked by Shri Guru for 10 days. Her sin of Brahmahatya
    was wiped off and the spirit of the Brahmin was liberated from the
    spirit life. On the last day Guru appeared in her dream and placed
    two coconuts in her sari and asked her to do the last function
    (Udyapan) of her vrata.

    The Brahmin couple worshipped Shri-Guru with devotion.
    Shri Guru appeared before them. The Brahmin got two sons
    in course of time.

    Thread ceremony of the first son was duly celebrated. Chout
    (shaving the hair on the head) ceremony of the second was to be
    performed; but the boy fell sick due to tetanus and died on the
     third day after great suffering. The parents began to weep
    in grief.

    The Brahmani said, `Shri Guru, you are the donor of true and
    real things. I believed in your words. How did this happen?
    Due to the sin of Brahmahatya I took your shelter.
    Due to the fear of a tiger a cow goes to a Muslim and
    he kills the cow. Similar has been my case.

    Next morning the Brahmins of the place tried to console her
    and demanded the corpse of the boy for funeral; but she held
    the corpse of her son at bosom and refused to give it and said,
    `Burn me also with this corpse.'

    The Brahmins said, `Does mother give her life with that of a son?
    How foolish you are! Besides, to commit suicide is a great sin'.
    It was afternoon; but she did not part with the corpse. In the
    meantime a Sanyasi came there and began to advise her.'

    !! दिगंबरा दिगंबरा श्रीपाद वल्लभ दिगंबरा !!
    !! हे दत्त योगेश्वर वासुदेव श्रीपाद श्रीवल्लभ नारसिंह !!
    !! श्रीपाद श्रीवल्लभ नरहरी दत्तात्रेया दिगंबरा  !!

    !! Digambara Digambara Sripaada Vallabh Digambara !!
    !! He Datta Yogeshwar Vasudev Sripaad Vallabh Naarsinh !!
    !! Sripaad Sri Vallabh Narhari Dattatreya Digambara !!



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    Chapter - 21 - The Dead Child Became Alive
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    The Dead Child Became Alive


    The Sanyasi said, `You are mourning in vain.
    He who has come to birth, in this world has to die.
    How long can last the foam or a bubble in the water.
    This body is made of five principles and when they are separated,
    the body also perishes. Satwa, Rajas and Tamas are the
    three qualities of those principles. Satwa begets god, Rajas begets
    human being and Tamas begets demon. Man does good and bad actions
    and accordingly he gets enjoyment or suffering in the next birth.

    Being deluded by affection and agreed, men have pleasures or miseries.
    They are dependent on the actions of the previous birth.
    Even Gods and Rishis have to suffer. Only is not grieved at death.

    When a female is pregnant, in the beginning the fetus has no shape;
    but it develops and comes to birth and it is therefore evident that
    it will perish one day. A body is like a bubble in the water. Some die
    in childhood, some in youth and some in old age as per actions of the
    past life. But due to affection, it is said that she is the mother. He is the
    father, son, wife, friend and so on. The body appears to be clean;
    but it is full of flesh, blood, urine, filth etc.

    As one comes to birth one's enjoyment and suffering are destined.
    No one has won victory over death. One sees treasure in dream but
    of what use can it be in practical life? You had many lives in different yonis
    i.e. species e.g. animals, birds, worms, human being etc.; but how many
    of these can you recollect? If you had been a human being can you tell me
    whose wife or daughter you had been? If you cannot know this, why do you
    mourn saying `my son’? You give the corpse to the Brahmins for funeral.'

    Hearing the advice of the Sanyasi, the Brahmani said,
    `You have advised me but I am not satisfied and if the
    fate is unchangeable, why one should adore God?
    If iron is not transformed into gold by the touch of Paris
    (Philosopher's stone) what is its significance? Being unfortunate,
    I adored Shri Guru. If one has fever, one goes to a physician
    and seeks relief by his medicine.

    Shri Narasimha Saraswati is the incarnation of Trimurti (Three Gods).
    He blessed us by giving us sons with long lives. How can it be untrue?
    In the circumstances, why this calamity should befall me?
    Therefore I have decided to give up my life.'

    Hearing her decision, the Sanyasi said, `Shri Guru has blessed you
    to have sons having long lives and still your son has died, then
    you should better go to the place of Audumbar with your dead child.'

    Being encouraged in this fashion, she tied the body of her son
    at her back and came to Audumbar. She dashed her head on the
    Padukas and began to mourn. As the night was approaching the
    Brahmins again asked for the dead body, but she refused to give.
    The Brahmins said `the body will emanate foul odor tomorrow
    and then she will have to give it.' Saying this, they went home.
    Only the parents remained there. Later on after midnight the
    parents fell drowsy and got a nap due to exertion.

    In her dream she saw a person with vibuthi marks on the body,
    a wreath of Rudraksha round the neck, a Trishul in the hand and
    a tiger skin on the body. He said to her, `Why are you blaming me
    and mourning? What ails your son? Saying so he applied bhasma or
    vibuthi to the forehead of the son, opened his mouth and blew air
    into it by his mouth. Thus oxygen was infused in his body.
     The result was that the boy began to move his limbs and
    came to life.

    At first sight she was frightened. She thought that one sees in
    one's dream whatever is in one's mind. But as she awoke
    she found that the boy was making movement and his body was
    warm. At first she placed the boy away out of fear but the boy
    sat and asked for something to eat as he was hungry. She took him
    to her breast. Milk came out profusely from the paps. Then she gave up
    fear and was delighted. She aroused her husband. Both bowed to the
    Padukas of Shri Guru and prayed, `Kindly forgive us for our harsh words.
    ' They took rounds of the tree and went for bath.

    After bath they washed the blood on the Padukas and worshipped
    them with great devotion. By this time it was morning. The Brahmins
    came there again for the funeral, but they were wonderstruck to see
    the child alive. All were glad to see this miracle and praised the greatness
    of Shri Guru.

    !! दिगंबरा दिगंबरा श्रीपाद वल्लभ दिगंबरा !!
    !! हे दत्त योगेश्वर वासुदेव श्रीपाद श्रीवल्लभ नारसिंह !!
    !! श्रीपाद श्रीवल्लभ नरहरी दत्तात्रेया दिगंबरा  !!

    !! Digambara Digambara Sripaada Vallabh Digambara !!
    !! He Datta Yogeshwar Vasudev Sripaad Vallabh Naarsinh !!
    !! Sripaad Sri Vallabh Narhari Dattatreya Digambara !!



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    Chapter - 22 - An old, barren buffalo gives milk
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    Chapter - 22
    An old, barren buffalo gives milk


    Shri Guru was staying at the Sangam and used to go to Gangapur
    for alms. There were about a 100 Brahmin families in Gangapur.
    Amongst them a poor Brahmin lived with his devoted wife.
    He had an old barren she buffalo. Putting a rope in her nostrils,
    she was hired for carrying load, earth and other articles.
    He lived on the petty amount of the hire thus received.

    One day Shri Guru came to this Brahmin at midday for alms.
    Other Vedic Brahmins said, `We have good delicious food at
    our houses. Still Shri Guru preferred to go to this poor Brahmin
    They felt sorry. Shri Guru wished to do parmath without discretion
    of rich or poor. Shri Krishna went to stay with Vidur instead of
    King Duryodhan. He accepted simple, coarse food at Vidur's house.
    Similarly Shri Guru loved Satwic persons more. Even bad fate was
    changed by the favor of Shri Guru.

    It was the month of Vaishakh and so the heat of the Sun was terrible.
    When Shri Guru came to the Brahmin's house, he had gone out.
    His wife bowed to Shri Guru and offered him a seat. She said,
    `My husband will soon return with corn. Kindly wait for a while.'

    Shri Guru: `There is a she buffalo at yours.
    Then why do you not give me milk?'

    Brahmani: This she buffalo is old and has no teeth. Moreover she is
    barren from birth. So we use her for hire and have put a rope in her nostrils.
    We live on the petty amount of hire.

    Shri Guru: You are not telling me the truth. Go and take out milk
    and give it to me now.

    When Shri Guru talked in this fashion, the woman took a pot and went
    to the she buffalo and began to milk her. When two pots-full of milk
    were obtained, she was surprised and believed that he was not an ordinary
    sanyasi, but was an incarnation of god. She boiled the milk and respectfully
    offered it to Shri Guru. Shri Guru was pleased and said, `Lakshmi will live
    at yours incessantly.' He then went to the Sangam.

    When the Brahmin returned, he learnt what had happened. He said to his wife,
    `Our poverty is now wiped out. Let us go to Shri Guru.' They both went to
    the Sangam and worshipped Shri Guru with devotion. As blessed by Shri Guru,
     the Brahmin had a son, daughter, wealth and long life and they lived happily.

    (Study of this Adhyay is believed to grant cattle wealth and prosperity).

    !! दिगंबरा दिगंबरा श्रीपाद वल्लभ दिगंबरा !!
    !! हे दत्त योगेश्वर वासुदेव श्रीपाद श्रीवल्लभ नारसिंह !!
    !! श्रीपाद श्रीवल्लभ नरहरी दत्तात्रेया दिगंबरा  !!

    !! Digambara Digambara Sripaada Vallabh Digambara !!
    !! He Datta Yogeshwar Vasudev Sripaad Vallabh Naarsinh !!
    !! Sripaad Sri Vallabh Narhari Dattatreya Digambara !!



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    Chapter - 23
    Liberation of Brahma-Rakshas Establishment of a Math at Gangapur


    Next day some people came to the Brahmin to take his she buffalo on hire.
    The Brahmin said that he would not give her as she was giving milk.
    He showed to the people the two pots of milk she was giving.
    She was barren till yesterday and she had never been pregnant.
    Yet she was giving milk. All were surprised to see the miracle.
    The news spread all over and the chief officer of the town also
    came to know about it. He came to the Brahmin and asked him
    about the miracle.

    The Brahmin said, `This miracle has occurred due to the blessing
    of the Sanyasi living at the Sangam. He is an incarnation of God.
    He came for alms at midday yesterday. As there was no corn
    at home, he asked to give him milk as alms. My wife told him
    that the she buffalo was barren. The Sanyasi was angry and
    he asked her to milk the buffalo in his presence. It was really
    wonder that the buffalo began to give milk from that time.
    She has become a Kamadhenu for us.'

    Hearing this, the Gramadhipati with his wife and children and
    other men went to the Sangam to see the Sanyasi. He bowed
    to him and began to praise him. Sri Guru asked him about his
    intention of coming there. The officer said with folded hands,
    "Instead of living in the jungle, Swami should establish a math
    and live in the town and guide us in spiritual life from time to time.
    I will build the math for you."

    Sri Guru thought that it was time to disclose Himself to the society.
    He therefore agreed to the proposal. The officer seated Sri Guru in
    a palkhi (palanquin) with respect and took him to the Gangapur to
    the accompaniment of music. All the people of the town came
    for Guru's Darshan and worshipped Him. They praised Him with
    the words, "Hail, Oh Lord, Victory to You." The Swami reached
    the South Gate of the town. There was a Peepal tree there in which
    a ferocious demon was living for a long time. He had been very cruel
    in his previous life. All houses around the tree had been destroyed.
    But when the demon saw Sri Guru coming in the procession he ran
    towards him, bowed at His lotus feet and said, "Oh Guru, redeem me.
    Your Darshan has destroyed all my bad qualities." Guru said,
    "Go to the Sangam immediately, take a bath in it, then your sins
    will be washed away and you will get liberation."

    The demon then took a bath in the Sangam, returned and bowed
    at Guru's feet. Sri Guru placed his hand on the demon's head and
    blessed him. Thereupon the demon changed into a human being and
    was liberated from his curse. During Sri Guru's Smaran he left the place.
    All those who saw this incident said, "Oh Guru, you are not a mortal being.
    You are a manifestation of Dattatreya Himself. Victory to You.
    Oh Sri Guru Deva Datta."

    As promised, the Gramadhipati built a math for Sri Guru and worshipped
    Him every day with devotion. Sri Guru went to the Sangam every day
    for Anushthan. The Gramadhipati took him there in a palanquin and went
    with Him. Thus Guru's fame spread far and wide, and with the touch of
    His lotus feet Gangapur became a Punya Kshetra, a holy place of pilgrimage.

    (Study of this Chapter is believed to remove
    vaastu-doshas and to protect against afflictions from grahas
    i.e., from evil effects of planets)


    !! दिगंबरा दिगंबरा श्रीपाद वल्लभ दिगंबरा !!
    !! हे दत्त योगेश्वर वासुदेव श्रीपाद श्रीवल्लभ नारसिंह !!
    !! श्रीपाद श्रीवल्लभ नरहरी दत्तात्रेया दिगंबरा  !!

    !! Digambara Digambara Sripaada Vallabh Digambara !!
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    !! Sripaad Sri Vallabh Narhari Dattatreya Digambara !!



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    Chapter - 24 - Trivikram bharati Sees Vishwaroop of Shri Guru
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    Chapter - 24
    Trivikram bharati Sees Vishwaroop of Shri Guru


    Kumasi is a village near Gangapur. Here lived Trivikram Bharati,
    who had studied three Vedas. He was a devotee of Shri Narahari,
    Hearing the name of Shri Guru, he said, "Such kind of high living
    does not become a Sanyasi.' He criticized Shri Guru in this way.

    Shri Guru asked Gramadhipati to arrange for going to Kumasi.
    Elephant, horses, pageantry and musicians were gathered.
    Shri guru was seated in a palkhi and a grand procession started
    towards Kumasi.

    As usual Trivikram was worshipping Narahari in his mind.
    But he could not see the shrine of Narahari in mediation.
    He saw all the persons were Sanyasis with sticks in hand and
    having the appearance of Shri Narahari. He was amazed.
    He fell flat before the procession praying 'You are Trimurti God,
    Guru of the universe. I could not know you due to my ignorance.
    Kindly disclose yourself in your real form. You are all-pervading
    Narasimha Saraswati. I see here that all are yatis having the same
    appearance. I cannot recognize you and bow to you. I have committed
    many sins but I have been doing you `manaspuja' daily. It seems
    that it is bearing fruit today, and I have the pleasure to see thyself.
    You have descended for the liberation of the ignorant persons like us.
    So kindly show me your real hallowed form.'

    Being praised by Trivikram in this way, Shri Guru appeared before him
    in his real form in the procession. Shri Guru said to him, `You have been
    criticizing me and have called me a pretender. Just tell me who is a
    pretender.'

    Trivikram said, `Kindly pardon me. Wipe off my ignorance. I am sinking
    in the sea of ignorance. Give me a lift in the boat of knowledge and
    take me with you. Shri Krishna showed Vishwaroop to Arjuna. Similarly
    you have favored me by showing your universal form. Oh guru of the
    Universe, your greatness cannot be fully described by people like me.'

    Shri Guru: `You have known the Paramartha. You will not have any birth
    hereafter.' Blessing Trivikram Shri Guru returned back to Ganagapur.

    !! दिगंबरा दिगंबरा श्रीपाद वल्लभ दिगंबरा !!
    !! हे दत्त योगेश्वर वासुदेव श्रीपाद श्रीवल्लभ नारसिंह !!
    !! श्रीपाद श्रीवल्लभ नरहरी दत्तात्रेया दिगंबरा  !!

    !! Digambara Digambara Sripaada Vallabh Digambara !!
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    Chapter - 26 - Vedas Analyzed
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    Chapter - 26
    Vedas Analyzed


    Shri Guru said, `Even Rishis had to take great pains to learn Vedas.
    In Kaliyug the span of life being short, it is impossible to learn all the
    Vedas completely.'

    Bharadwaja asked Brahmadev to teach him the Vedas. Brahmadev
    showed him three heaps of Vedas, which appeared as huge as hills.
    Bharadwaj was stunned to see them. He then requested Brahmadev
    to give as much of the Vedas as he could learn. Brahmadev gave him
    three handfuls of Vedas. He could not study even these. Mantras of
    the three Vedas were separated, which formed the fourth
    Veda-Atharva Veda.

    Vyasa, the incarnation of Shri Vishnu, taught these four Vedas to
    his four disciples. He narrated Rig Veda to `Pail'. It was tall and of a
    prominent neck. It had a sharp sight and was as bright as the Sun.
    It's Gotra was Atri, it's God. Brahma, it's Chand (Metre)-Gayatri and
    Upaveda Ayurveda. It has 5 parts and 6 Brahmans and Arans.

    Vyasa narrated `Vaishampayan', the second disciple, Yajur Veda,
    which is full of rituals for different sacrifices. It was 5-Ranti tall. It's Gotra
    was Bharadwaj, it was thin and its Chhand was Trishtup. Its God was
    Mahavishnu. It was also as bright as the Sun and its Upaveda was
    Dhanur Veda. It has 86 parts.

    Sam Veda is the third Veda, which pleases by its music. Vyasa narrated
    this to `Jaimini' his third disciple. It is 6-Ratni tall, calm and controlled.
    Its lips are red, and a has a stick in its hand. Its Gotra is Kashyap,
    Guru is Rudra, and chhand is Jati. Its Upaveda is Gandharva. It is divided
    in many parts.

    Highly learned Vyasa narrated `Sumantu,' his fourth disciple, the fourth
    `Atharva Veda'. Its God is Devesh, Gotra is baijan, chhanda is Swachhanda
    and Upaveda is Astra Shastra. It has 9 parts and 5 Kalpas.

    No one can know all these four fully. Knowing only a part of the Vedas,
    how do you say you know all the Vedas?

    Due to knowledge of Vedas, Brahmins were highly respected in the past.
    They were called Gods-of-the-earth-Bhoosur. Even kings worshipped them.
    Three great gods were under their control due the strength of the Vedas.
    Indra and other Gods were afraid of the Brahmins as they could turn a
    straw into a mountain and a mountain into a straw. Shri Vishnu also
    requested the Brahmins.

    In Kaliyug the Brahmins have given up the Vedic-path and so their power
    is lost. They serve lower classes, sell Vedas. Though there are several parts
    of the Vedas, many parts are lost.

    You say that you know four Vedas, but do you know the end of any Veda?
    So do not persist for discussion. Better you go away from here.
    Do not waste your lives in vanity.'

    The impudent Brahmins could not appreciate Shri Guru's advice and they
    still said, `Either discuss with us or give us a certificate to that effect.'

    Shri Guru was enraged to see their attitude. He said, `Let it be as you desire.
    Just is a rat cuts the sides of a box of a serpent or a butterfly jumps on a lamp,
    you are digging your own grave.'

    !! दिगंबरा दिगंबरा श्रीपाद वल्लभ दिगंबरा !!
    !! हे दत्त योगेश्वर वासुदेव श्रीपाद श्रीवल्लभ नारसिंह !!
    !! श्रीपाद श्रीवल्लभ नरहरी दत्तात्रेया दिगंबरा  !!

    !! Digambara Digambara Sripaada Vallabh Digambara !!
    !! He Datta Yogeshwar Vasudev Sripaad Vallabh Naarsinh !!
    !! Sripaad Sri Vallabh Narhari Dattatreya Digambara !!



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    Chapter - 25 - Impudent Brahmins vanity
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    Chapter - 25
    Impudent Brahmins vanity


    There was a cruel Muslim king in Vidura. He used to call the Brahmins,
    ask them to recited Vedas and explain their meaning. He would then
    give money to such Brahmins. He would say that if Brahmins kill
    animals in sacrifices, then why should they blame us for killing animals?

    One day two Brahmins, knowing three Vedas, came to the king and
    said to him, `If there are any learned Brahmins in your city, call them
    to discuss with us on all the four Vedas.

    The king inquired, but no learned Brahmin came forward to discuss
    with these Brahmins. They decided to visit other places in the country
    and discuss. Vedas with Brahmins and obtain victory certificates
    from them.

    In course of time they came to Kumasi and invited Trivikram Bharati
    for discussion or else demanded a certificate for victory.

    Trivikram Bharati humbly declined to discuss. But due to their persistence
    he said, `My Gurudeo resides at Ganagapur. Let us go there. You will be
    given certificates if necessary.'

    Trivikram Bharati and two Brahmins came to Ganagapur. Trivikram
    bowed to Shri Guru and told him why those Brahmin had come there.

    Shri Guru asked the Brahmins' `Why do you want to discuss?
    We being Sanyasis do not give any importance to victory or defeat.
    What will you gain by such discussion?'

    The Brahmins said, `We have roamed all over the country and have
    won victory everywhere. Here we have several certificates of victory.
    Hence you and Trivikram can both discuss with us.'

    Shri Guru: `Vanity results in destruction. What was bali's fate?
    What did Banasur gain? Ravana and Kauravas have also perished.
    Even Brahma and others do not know all the Vedas. So think over
    again and give up the idea of discussing.'

    Still he impudent Brahmins insisted to have a discussion.

    !! दिगंबरा दिगंबरा श्रीपाद वल्लभ दिगंबरा !!
    !! हे दत्त योगेश्वर वासुदेव श्रीपाद श्रीवल्लभ नारसिंह !!
    !! श्रीपाद श्रीवल्लभ नरहरी दत्तात्रेया दिगंबरा  !!

    !! Digambara Digambara Sripaada Vallabh Digambara !!
    !! He Datta Yogeshwar Vasudev Sripaad Vallabh Naarsinh !!
    !! Sripaad Sri Vallabh Narhari Dattatreya Digambara !!



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    Chapter - 27 - Harijan Becomes A Learned Brahmin
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    Chapter - 27
    Harijan Becomes A Learned Brahmin


    Shri Guru saw a man passing by. He asked his disciples to call him.
    He was a Harijan. He bowed to Shri Guru and prayed for liberation.

    Shri Guru gave a stick to a disciple and asked him to draw seven
    parallel lines. On doing this Shri Guru asked the Harijan to cross a line.
    The Harijan crossed the first line and Shri Guru asked him who he was.
    He said he was a Kirat. On crossing the second line, he had more
    knowledge. On crossing the third he said he was a gangasut
    i.e. a boatman. On crossing the fourth he became a Shudra.
    On crossing the fifth he became Somdatta Vaishya. On crossing the
    sixth he was a Kshatriya named Godavari. On crossing the seventh line,
    he said, `I am a Brahmin. I know Vedas, Shastras, Vyakaran and
    my name is Adhyapak (Teacher).

    Shri Guru said, `These two Brahmins have come to discuss Veda Shastras.
    You may discuss with them' So saying he asked him to apply enchanted
    vibuthi to his body due to which he looked more bright.

    Seeing this miracle, the Brahmins began to tremble with fear and
    started getting pain in the heart. They fell on the feet of Shri Guru
    and said, `We are great offenders. Kindly forgive us and liberate us.
    You are incarnation of three Gods and Guru of the world. Your greatness
    is indescribable.'

    Shri Guru said, `You have harassed Trivikram Muni and have committed
    many other offenses' You will become Brahma-rakshasas and have to
    suffer for your sins.'

    The Brahmins again entreated, `How shall we be free from this worldly sea?'

    Shri Guru: 'You shall be Brahma-Rakshasas for twelve years. Shuknarayan,
    a Brahmin will come and advise you and then your sins will be wiped off and
    you will be liberated. You go to the river now.' The Brahmins went to the river.
    They had severe heart-pain and they died, They lived as Brahma-Rakshasas
    and after twelve years they were liberated.

    The Harijan Brahmin said to Shri Guru, 'I was a Brahmin, then how was
    I degenerated? What sins had I committed? Kindly enlighten me.'

    !! दिगंबरा दिगंबरा श्रीपाद वल्लभ दिगंबरा !!
    !! हे दत्त योगेश्वर वासुदेव श्रीपाद श्रीवल्लभ नारसिंह !!
    !! श्रीपाद श्रीवल्लभ नरहरी दत्तात्रेया दिगंबरा  !!

    !! Digambara Digambara Sripaada Vallabh Digambara !!
    !! He Datta Yogeshwar Vasudev Sripaad Vallabh Naarsinh !!
    !! Sripaad Sri Vallabh Narhari Dattatreya Digambara !!



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    Chapter - 28 - Advice of Karma Vipak to the Harijan
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    Chapter - 28
    Advice of Karma Vipak to the Harijan


    Shri Guru said, `I will tell you the account of your past life.
    One gets birth as per one's good or bad actions. If Shudra enjoys
    with a Brahmin woman he becomes a Chandal. Brahmins and
    persons of other castes are degenerated if they lead a faulty life.

    One who leaves his parents or Guru and goes elsewhere and
    who forsakes his wife becomes a Chandal. One who adores other
    deities, leaving one's family god, who speaks a lie, who kills animals,
    sells his daughter, takes Shudra's food, sells horses, enjoys with
    Shudra women, sets fire to the forest, separates a cow from its
    calves, rides on an ox, becomes a Chandal.

    A Brahmin after going to a holy place, does not bathe there and
    does not observe six Karmas, his first wife being alive, marries with
    another and forsakes the first, who enjoys with widows, becomes
    degenerated. Similarly one who breaks tanks and wells, causes
    split in Brahmins' houses, enjoys with wives of master, Guru or a
    friend, takes meals in the evening, runs away from the battle field
    leaving the master, tells Vedas to Shudras, does not observe shraddha,
    (anniversary of parents etc.) speaks about one's virtues, administers
    medicines without knowing the pulse, censures Hari and Har also gets
    birth in a Chandal family.

    One who learns mantras from Shudras, mixes water in cow's milk,
    becomes a dog. One, who criticizes Vedas, disrespects. Brahmins,
    suffers from stone in the bladder. One, who causes abortions of women,
    becomes neutral and even if he has issues they do not survive.

    One who steals gold, suffers from syphilis, he who steals book becomes
    blind. One who steals at his friend's house, suffers from glands in the neck.
    A thief of food articles suffers from tumor. One who takes away other's
    wife, becomes a Brahma Rakshas. One who takes away money offered
    to god becomes a leper. One who takes away money offered to God
    becomes a steals cow's milk becomes a leper.

    The bad results of adultery are given in Shantiparva of Mahabharat.
    One, who embraces other's wife, becomes a dog for 100 lives and
    then a serpent. One who sees the vagina of other's wife becomes blind.
    One who enjoys with a friend's wife or maternal aunt, becomes a dog
    If a Shudra enjoys with a Brahmin woman, both will become worms.'

    Hearing this Trivikram asked, `If one has committed a sin, how can it
    be wiped off?'

    Shri Guru: `If there is real repentance, the sin is wiped off. Prayashchittas
    (Puritive acts) are given in `Karma Vipak' as follows. Take Brahmadand.
    Give cow with ornaments in charity to a Brahmin. If this is not possible give
    money. If the sin is minor then giving of a gold coin will suffice. If a man and
    his wife both have committed a sin both should take Prayashchitta or recite
    `Gayatri' mantra ten thousand times or feed 12 Brahmins. `Gayatri Krichhra'
    `Prajapati Krichhra' means to take meal once a day or take `madhukari'
    (food alms taken at Brahmins) and have fasts for 3 days, mild sins are
    wiped off by this act.

    In `Ati Krichhra' take 15 morsels of food in the morning and 12 in the night
    or take eight morsels of madhukari food each in the morning and in the night.
    Take ghee for 3 days and milk for 3 days, live only on air for 3 days and then
    only milk for 3 days and then take only milk for 21 days. A weak person
    can observe fast taking ti, gur, parched paddy (Lahi). In `Parna Krichhra' water
    in which leaves of certain trees are dipped, is to be taken. One should declare
    one's sin in meeting openly. `Tirth Krichhra' means to go to a holy place,
    take bath and recite Gayatri mantra for twelve hundred times. All sins are
    destroyed by doing this. Bath at Setubandh wipes off sin of killing a child in womb.
    Recitation of a crore of Gayatri mantra wipes off even the sin of a Brahmahatya.

    Pavmansukta, Indra mitra, Shunah shep, Apamadhya, Tadvishnoh, Purushsukta
    from the Vedas will wipe off sins if recited daily. Taking of Pancha Gavya
    (mixture of 5 things i.e. Cow's milk, curds, ghee, cow's urine and dung) after
    repentance, destroys sins committed due to ignorance.

    Brahmahatya, drinking, enjoying with guru's wife, theft of gold and cooperation
    in these crimes are the five great sins which are destroyed by the favor of Shri Guru'.

    Shri Guru told the Harijan, `You were a Brahmin but you disregarded your parents
    and therefore, you have become a Chandal. You bathe at the Sangam for a month
    and your sins will be wiped off'.

    The Harijan said, `A crow becomes a Rajhansa on going to the Manas lake;
    similarly I have been pure by your sight (Darshan). How can the iron transformed
    into gold by the touch of paris (Philosopher's stone) be iron again?' Assimilate
    me now amongst the Brahmins'.

    Shri Guru smiled and said, `You are born in a low caste. How can you be a
    Brahmin without change of the present day?

    In the former times, Vishwamitra was born as Kshatriya; by penance he called
    himself a `Brahmarishi'. Indra and other gods said,

    `If our guru Vasishta calls you `Brahmarishi' we shall follow his verdict.
    ' Vasishta did not address Vishwamitra as `Brahmarishi' Vishwamitra
    was enraged and he killed 100 sons of Vasishta and came to eat the flesh
    of the corpse.

    Thus the bhasma touched the dead body of the Brahmin He being a sinner,
    was being taken by the Yamadoots. But as his body had the marks of bhasma,
    Shivadoots also came to carry him to Shiva's place. The Shivadoots attacked the
    Yamadoots, who then left the Brahmin's corpse and complained to Yama,
    who came to the Shivadoots and angrily asked them. "Why did you take that
    sinful Brahmin from my men?" The Shivadoots told him, "The body of the
    Brahmin and marks of bhasma on it and so as per Shiva's orders we are
    taking him to touch the body, with marks of Bhasma." Being satisfied
    Yama then went away.

    Brahma Rakshas said, `When I was the king, I had constructed a tank in a
    forest and had given some land to the Brahmins. So as told by Yama, I had
    the fortune to see you in this 25th life. Kindly tell me how bhasma is to be applied
    and liberate me from the cycle of births and deaths.'

    Vamdev said, `Shri Shankar had gone to Mandrachal along with his Rudragan.
    Indra, Brahmadev, Vasishta, Narad, Yaksh, Gandharva and Rishis also had come
    there to see Shri Shankar. Who was seated on a beautiful throne, having seven
    backgrounds, all very bright and made of precious stones. He had the Moon on
    his forehead, locks of hair on his head, Takshak on one ear and Vasuki on the
    other and wreaths of serpents around this neck. He had trishul in one hand,
    Damaru (drum) in the second, sword hands, held different weapons. He was
    sitting with Parvati Devi, who was wearing rich clothes and ornaments.

    Sanatkumar requested Shri Shankar to tell some means by which one could
    attain all the four Purusharthas.

    Shri Shankar said, 'have tripundra (3 lines) on the forehead and apply bhasma
    on the body. This will destroy all the sins, such as taking the wealth of others,
    enjoying with others, wives, cajoling, giving false witness, stealing of cow, land,
    gold or till, selling milk, flesh, salt and doing adultery etc. and after death one
    goes to heaven.

    Vamdev gave enchanted Bhasma to the Brahma Rakshas who applied it to his
    body and had tripundra on his forehead. He was at once transformed into a
    celestial person and a plane descended to take him to the heaven.

    Though Bhasma has much greatness, the greatness of Shri Guru is still more
    and so due to the favor of Vamdev the Brahma Rakshas was liberated."

    !! दिगंबरा दिगंबरा श्रीपाद वल्लभ दिगंबरा !!
    !! हे दत्त योगेश्वर वासुदेव श्रीपाद श्रीवल्लभ नारसिंह !!
    !! श्रीपाद श्रीवल्लभ नरहरी दत्तात्रेया दिगंबरा  !!

    !! Digambara Digambara Sripaada Vallabh Digambara !!
    !! He Datta Yogeshwar Vasudev Sripaad Vallabh Naarsinh !!
    !! Sripaad Sri Vallabh Narhari Dattatreya Digambara !!



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    Chapter - 29 - The Great Power of Bhasma (Vibuthi)
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    Chapter - 29
    The Great Power of Bhasma (Vibuthi)


    Trivikram bowed to Sri Guru and asked. "Oh Guru, how did the Chandal
    get knowledge. And how did it vanish after the bath?"

    Sri Guru said,” He received knowledge when I sprinkled Vibuthi,
    the sacred ashes on him. His knowledge disappeared when the
    ashes disappeared. One who applies Vibuthi will become pure and
    whole and get knowledge of Brahman." Then He narrated a story:

    In Krithayuga there was a Mahayogi named Vamadeva.
    He used to apply Bhasma to His body. He was without pride and desire.
    Once He wandered into a forest named Krauncharanya. There a demon
    came to eat Him. But as He held Vamadeva, some bhasma on
    Vamadeva's body rubbed off onto his body. As a result, the demon's
    sins were washed away and he received enlightenment. "Oh, Trivikrama,
    one's sins are washed away on one's coming into contact with a person
    of good character and integrity."

    The demon bowed to Vamadeva and prayed for redemption. Sri Guru asked
    the demon about him. The demon said,” Now I remember my 25 previous
    births, before which I was a king named Durjaya. I was a wicked king,
    harassed my citizens, including women, and drank alcohol. Due to all this
    I had to go to hell and become a ghost for a hundred years. Then I took birth
    as a dog, a jackal, and other animals. I was tired of all these births. Then
    I became a demon. Although I eat so many animals, I am still hungry.
    So I came to eat You. But the contact with Your body has washed my sins
    away. I have attained peace and acquired knowledge. Oh compassionate one,
    redeem me, and explain to me how I attained knowledge due to contact
    with the Bhasma on Your body."

    Vamadeva said, "The power of Bhasma is great and limitless. You touched my
    body on which I had applied the sacred ashes." With these words he put the
    power of the Shiva mantra into the Bhasma and gave it to the demon to apply.

    The demon said, "Oh Sri Jagatguru, I met You due to my good deeds in
    my previous birth. As a king I had built a water tank, and gave lands and
    cows to Brahmins, so now I have been rewarded. I have been purified."
    With these words he applied Bhasma to his body. On doing so he immediately
    got a heavenly body.

    Vamadeva was an incarnation of Trimurthy (Dattatreya) in form of a Rishi.
    As Jagatguru He wandered from place to place to redeem humans. T
    his demon bowed to Vamadeva and attained Moksha. This was the story
    Sri Guru told to describe the glory of Bhasma.

    The power of Bhasma is great. Even a demon was saved by it.
     But no Mantra is successful unless it is blessed by a Guru.
    That is why they say no salvation is possible without the Guru.
    He is the liberator and the protector.

    !! दिगंबरा दिगंबरा श्रीपाद वल्लभ दिगंबरा !!
    !! हे दत्त योगेश्वर वासुदेव श्रीपाद श्रीवल्लभ नारसिंह !!
    !! श्रीपाद श्रीवल्लभ नरहरी दत्तात्रेया दिगंबरा  !!

    !! Digambara Digambara Sripaada Vallabh Digambara !!
    !! He Datta Yogeshwar Vasudev Sripaad Vallabh Naarsinh !!
    !! Sripaad Sri Vallabh Narhari Dattatreya Digambara !!



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