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Post by: SS91 on February 14, 2009, 01:42:25 PM

Dattatreya is the Grand Teacher or "Guru principle" in the universe. The teachers in various planes are the manifestation of the one teaching principle who is referred to in the ancient Indian wisdom as Dattatreya.  




Athri and Anasuya are said to be the parents of Dattatreya in the Indian mythology. This is again an Eternal Principle of Saswatha Dharma. That which is beyond the three, as said before, is A-thri, the pure consciousness is called Athri.

The pure consciousness details into the three aspects of consciousness as: Will, Knowledge and Activity of Itcha, Jnana, and Kriya Sakthis. The three come together to lace the creation with their three qualities. The three qualities relating to them are: dynamism, poise and inertia, or rajas, satwa and tamas. Basically their corresponding colours are: red, blue and golden yellow. The lacing is done through these three qualities and colours along with the related sounds and numbers. As a result the creation happens with all its planes of existence.

The pure consciousness pervades all the planes of existence worked out by the triple quality, just like the cotton exists in the coloured threads of cloth. The cotton is the essence of the cloth, likewise the consciousness is an emergence from Pure Existence.

The poised creation and the poised being are the result of a synthesis of the three qualities, where the three are equally oriented to eachother and no one dominates the other. This synthesis of the three qualities is also called the state of equilibrium relating to the three qualities. This state is geometrically described as the equilateral triangle. When the three qualities are thus equally poised and oriented, they consequently form into an equilateral triangle, and that state is called the state of no-malice.

Anasuya in Sanskrit means: "not Asuya". Asuya means malice. Dattatreya is said to be born to Anasuya, the Mother and Athri, the Father. Athri, the Father, is said to be the pure consciousness and Anasuya, the Mother, is said to be the state of no malice (jealousy). The state of Anasuya is depicted as an equilateral triangle and the state of Athri is depicted as a centre within the circumference.

This is the essential principal relating to the state of Dattatreya, that is: pure consciousness expressed through equated qualities. He is beyond the Trinity but can equally express through the Trinity. He is therefore creative like the creator Brahma, preserver like Vishnu, and can also be the destroyer like Siva. As pure consciousness he can be like the Divine Mother and as Pure Existence he can be the God Absolute. He is potent with all possibilities. That is how he is conceived by the seers of ancient times, as "all in one and one in all".


Athreya means in Sanskrit "the son of Athri". Athri is one of the 7 seers / principles of creation. Athri also means in Sanskrit "not three". The one who came down from that which is not three is called Athreya.  


Datta in Sanskrit means: "The One that is donated". Thus, that which is not three, is donated trough the three into all the planes of creation to help the beings to find the Path back to Truth.

That which is not three means: "that which is beyond the three". The three are the three basic Logos, the Trinity of every system, that is: Divine Will, Love- Wisdom and Divine Activity. That which is beyond the three is the pure consciousness, which manifests through the three qualities of itself. The whole creation is a triangle of forces. The One that is beyond enters into the triangle of creation and helps the creation. He exists in all as the pure consciousness beyond the triple quality of the individual. It is the divinity in every being. Dattatreya is thus the principle, which exists in all as the Teacher principle, as the friend, as the guide that leads one unto one's own source of Existence. Dattatreya is an Eternal Principle.

Dattatreya also exists in a form in all planes. Just like the World Teacher is the principle that guides the beings of this globe, Dattatreya is also a principle that incarnates as per the time and need in any plane of existence.


The planes of existence are made out of the disturbance to the equilibrium of the triplicity. The subtle worlds are more of light, the gross worlds are more of matter. The former carry more of dynamism and the latter carry more of inertia. The beings in the planes also suffer such lack of equilibrium. The path of yoga, for each being, is to' regain such state of equilibrium. In the one who gains equilibrium of the three qualities, poise presides, and he would even ascend further into the realms of Truth. In such a state there are no instincts of desire, anger, illusion, pride, prejudice etc. This state is referred to as the yogic state. In this state, happiness is natural and need not be sought after, it is the natural joyful state. When desire emerges, it is rajas that takes hold and causes dis-equilibrium. Once the equilibrium is lost it takes lives to gain back that blissful state.

Imagine a still, pure, water lake. If a pebble is thrown into it, it creates circular ripples. The ripples go up to the shore and come back, and again go forth, according to the depth of the disturbance. The depth of the disturbance depends upon the intensity of the desire. The "ripple state" is called Asuya, the "none ripple state" is called Anasuya.

All mortals who suffer the illusion of death and birth and who also suffer the pairs of opposites, are the ones in whom the three qualities have not regained their state of equilibrium firmly. Dattatreya is firmly anchored in that state and hence he is the source of inspiration and is also the Path for people who seek to balance their vibration.

For this reason Dattatreya is conceived in the following symbol

The symbol depicts an equilateral triangle within a circle and a central point. Dattatreya forms the path of yoga for the benefit of the beings. He is evoked by the seers, since ancient most times, by this symbol.

Figuratively Dattatreya is depicted as having three-heads. This is to indicate that he is the deity in whom the Trinity is synthesised and that he presides over all the three qualities of the soul. The figurative aspect of Dattatreya was poetically conceived by the seers, which would be explained hereafter.
Post by: SS91 on February 14, 2009, 01:44:42 PM

The equilateral triangle was the basis of wisdom in all ancient wisdom schools. Attaining the poise relating to the 3 qualities is the basic work for all advanced courses in wisdom. Devotional application of the fundamental tenets in daily life was therefore given by every exoteric teacher. All esoteric teachings are based upon the effortless adoption to the exoteric teachings communicated by all the exoteric doctrines of all communities, at all times.

The fundamental tenets of every religion, therefore constitute the preliminary basis. The focussed and one pointed attention towards self-attainment is the next step, where the 3 qualities are required to be worked out. If they are not worked out, the basis is not formed to gain the esoteric knowledge.

The equilateral triangle is therefore seen as the door into the esoteric wisdom. The point in the triangle is the aperture that leads one to the other side of himself. This is the wisdom of the triangle called Thrayee Vidya, The Holy Trinosophia is the Greek ' name to it. In ancient times there was enough exchange of social, cultural and spiritual activities between India and the Middle East. That great Initiate called Pythagoras is said to have learned the key of triangles from Thrayee Vidya and founded his schools in the Middle East in the name of "Holy Trinosophia". The Thrayee Vidya is the basic key to all wisdom and can unfold the secrets of every plane of wisdom as per the intent and intensity with which it is learned and applied.
Post by: SS91 on February 14, 2009, 01:47:53 PM

The triple qualities fabricate the 7 planes of the creation, which are explained as the 10 seeds. The decad is the ancient most symbol of Dattatreya in its numerical and geometrical form. Its pure geometrical form is the triangle within a circle with a centre, its figurative and poetic and more elaborate form is what is given as the man with 3 heads, 6 hands, accompanied by a cow and 4 dogs. He holds 6 different weapons in 6 different hands. The above will be explained in a short while in the book. The decad is briefly explained hereunder, while it is a treatise by itself.

The 3 extreme points of the decad represent the 3 qualities of the soul, the Trinity, the 3 Logos. The 7 points in between represent the 7 planes of existence and all that which is represented by 7. The central point is surrounded by 6 points, which explains the individual soul with 6 centres of working. The 10 points together form the Universal Soul, and the central point represents the individual soul. Between the individual soul and the Universal Soul there is the triplicity and the planes of existence. It is also a more detailed symbol of the Cosmic Person. It will be further explained in the chapters to come. The Cosmic Person is said to have come down in 10 steps and presides over creation.

Sahasra Sirsha Purushaha

Sahasra Cha Sahasrapade

Sabumim Vishvato Vrutva

Attia Tishta Dasamgulam

(1st sloka of the Purusha Suktam)



Post by: SS91 on February 14, 2009, 01:52:44 PM

Since Sri Guru Datta (Dattatreya) is the synthesis of the Trinity who presides over the 7 planes of creation, he is considered the foremost one. The foremost one is called in Sanskrit, Guru. In any group, the grupal head of wisdom is therefore called Guru, meaning: "the foremost one in that group and for that group". Sri Gum Datta is the foremost one, the Guru in creation, if we take the creation as a group. It is him that every spiritual group in India invokes when the groups utter forth the following invocation:  

Guru Brahma, Gurur Vishnuhu

Gurur Devo Maheshwaraha

Gurur Sakshat Parabrahma

Tasmai Sri Gurave namaha  

The ancient tradition is to invoke Sri Guru Datta, the Synthesis of Trinity, through one's own groupal Guru. The meaning of the sloka is:

The Teacher who is Brahma (the Intelligent Activity),

The Teacher who is Vishnu (the Knowledge/Love Wisdom),

The Teacher who is Isvara/Siva (Will) and

The Teacher who is Parabrahma,

"the synthesis of the Three and the One who is beyond the Three",

To that Teacher, I offer my salutation.

Thus, the One Teacher/Master of the universe is invoked through every teacher/Master. The Teacher is always One. The individual in whom the equilateral triangle is built, and who transcended the 3 qualities, contacts the most sublime energy of the Guru and therefore becomes himself an outpost to the One Guru. Verily an individual teacher is a representation of the Teacher and The Master, hence all forms of teachers should be accepted and respected as the forms of "The One Teacher". The One Teacher radiates through all such accomplished beings.

Guru also means, "the One who causes recollection". The True Teacher, Sat Guru, has only one mission to accomplish, that is, to recollect to eachone that gather around him his real state of being, or the original state of being. In other words, the secret mission of the teacher is to recollect to every being that it is a being of light and nothing less than that. He lays the Path giving the means to every being, so that the aspiring beings, can function as per the given code and realise themselves as beings of light, beings of pure consciousness, immortal and divine.

This mission, is carried out by Sri Guru Datta with an army of accomplished beings, in all the 7 planes of existence. At every plane of existence there is the teacher principle, functioning through certain beings.

The essential quality of the teacher is compassion, Dakshinya. He is compassionate towards the beings, never judgmental. He knows that those around him hold on to different states of awareness and compassionately guides them towards their goal. A true teacher never believes in punishing, for him every being is a being of light, a divine being and hence he cannot but be friendly and compassionate towards their ignorance.
Post by: SS91 on February 14, 2009, 01:55:23 PM

It is believed that when the Lord made the creation. He introduced Himself into the creation as Dharma. The beings in various planes needed to be guided back unto their original state. The planes of existence were created, the beings related to every plane were created and the Dharmas were enunciated. But then the need was felt by the beings, to be guided in terms of their Dharma. For that reason, the seers worshipped the Lord and invoked Him as the Teacher. Out of compassion, the Lord Absolute Himself, came down as the Teacher to be in the creation and to guide. He thus, made a second descent into the creation to be the Teacher, out of compassion for the beings. He has, thus, donated himself into the creation for a second time and therefore is called Datta.  
Post by: SS91 on February 14, 2009, 02:01:32 PM

The Teacher has no judgmental faculty. He is beyond the pairs of the creation and is therefore equally compassionate to all beings in the creation. He is Teacher to the divine, to the human and to the diabolic as well. This is a dimension, which cannot be understood by people who live by bifurcating the creation into good and bad. One needs to anchor in the energy of synthesis to realize that the pairs have their source in the same principle. Light cannot exist without its shade. Day cannot exist without the night. Full moon is counteracted by the new moon. Likewise, goodwill shines on the background of evil.

Imagine a parent that has three sons. One is good, the other is bad and the third is average (semi good and semi bad). From the standpoint of the parent, all the three are his children, he is equally affectionate to all. In fact, his concern for the second son is much more than his concern for the first son. The second son needs to be helped more than the others. The life of Jesus the Christ, in recent times, clearly gives this message as he allowed himself to be in the company of the downtrodden and the fallen ones. He strongly advocated that they needed him more than the others.

The teacher cannot reject some and prefer some others, he has no preferences. His love and his enlightenment emanate from him with equanimity, like the sunray or the magnetic currents. The receptive ones receive differently according to their fitness and ability.

Dattatreya is therefore as much a Teacher to the divine as he is to the diabolic, besides the human. It is also for this reason that he is depicted as holding the 3 heads. There are beautiful stories in Srimad Bhagavata about the Teacher being present in all the 3 worlds and guiding them as per their objectives. Sri Guru Datta was found to be doing so by the King Celestial Indra. Indra was surprised to see that Sri Guru Datta was sharing knowledge and giving guidance to the diabolics also. He got disturbed because his Teacher is also a Teacher to his opponents!

It is common that aspirants, who style themselves as disciples, don't feel happy when their co-aspirants, whom they do not like, are also entertained by their teacher. The teacher is beyond all partial attitudes, as he stands for synthesis and in synthesis. The petty quarrels and the jealousies are with the ignorant ones who always try to show one-upmanship.

Sri Guru Datta is known to be Trisira, three- headed. He is called Brihaspati (Celestial Jupiter) in the divine kingdom, Kapila in the infernal kingdom, and Sri Guru Datta in the human kingdom. He permeates the whole creation as a teaching principle and is the backbone of the Hierarchies of various planetary and solar systems.



Post by: SS91 on March 20, 2009, 07:02:29 PM

Sri Guru Datta is accompanied by 4 dogs, in his figurative symbol. These 4 represent the 4 Vedas the 4 Yugas, and the 4 states of the Word. They also refer to the 4 states of Existence.


The 4 Vedas are
 Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yayur Veda and Atharva Veda.
The 4 Yugas are
 Krita, Treta, Dwapara and Kali Yugas.
The 4 states of the Word are
 Para (beyond), Pasyanti (perception; Madhyama (conception), Vaikhari (vocal).
The 4 states of Existence are
 Existence, awareness, thought and speech or action.

The whole world is the product of the Word. It emanates as the soundless sound Nada (OM) and further descends as the life principles (vowels), the formative principles (consonants) and the varieties of formations (words, sentences, and scriptures). Thus it is the Word that manifests in its detail, according to a Plan, which can be known trough 4 keys namely: the number key, the sound key, the colour key and the key of symbolism.

The ancient seers have visualised the creation and its 4 aspects, which is a popular division. The cross of the west also has its origin in the key of the fourfold division. There are many ways to explain the creation by dividing it into its 4 aspects. The Vaishnavits called the 4 states as: Vasudeva, Sankarshana, Pradyumna, and Aniruddha. Vyuvahas. The same 4 states are explained as Paramasiva, Sadasiva, Isvara, and Rudra by the Saivaits. By the followers of Sakti (power) these 4 states are called; Para Sakti, Itcha Sakti, Jnana Sakti and Kriya Sakti. The wisdom coming from the Hierarchy through Master Djwhal Khul today, gives a new terminology to it as: Pure Consciousness (Soul), Will, Love-Wisdom and Intelligent Activity.

As said earlier, the Christians conceived the fourfold Existence and adopted the cross, which is again a Vedic symbol. They have also conceived 4 gospels, to fall in tune with the 4 Vedas (the 4 Vedas speak of the 4 aspects of the Lord, while the 4 gospels speak the same story of the Initiate Jesus Christ).

The 4 Vedas speak of the expression of awareness as Rig Veda, the Song of Life as Sama Veda, the plan of work as Yayur Veda and action and the related manifestation as Atharva Veda, in great detail. They are not comparable to the 4 gospels.

The scheme of the 4 Vedas is briefly as under:

Rig Veda speaks of the emergence of awareness, its ideation as divine thought and its manifestation as speech. Awareness emerges from Existence, details into Trinity and utters forth the 7 planes of existence. This is the work of the Word which is elaborated in great detail in Rig Veda. Even in the human being, his awakening, his perceptions (inner and outer), his conceptions, his speeches and actions are nothing but the uttering forth of himself. This is the Rig Vedic part of him.

The Sama Vedic part in the human being exists as Nada, which details into life force, conducts pulsation, heart beat, respiration and circulation of blood.

The Yayur Vedic part in the human being is, making a plan out of ones own conceptions before been executed. Unless there is a well laid out plan for action, the actions do not yield the related joy. Yayur Veda speaks of such plans before every action.

The Atharva Vedic part in the human being are his actions and the consequent creation, which is his. As it is with the Lord so it is with man. The knowledge relating to the 4 aspects relating to man in its detail would lead him to himself.

To indicate that all is fourfold, the 4 dogs are depicted as moving around the Lord, this is only a partial understanding of the 4 dogs.

The dog is one of the sublime symbols of the Veda. The dog represents the faculty to listen, to listen far, and to listen to the subtle. The dogs have a better ability to listen than the humans. They are alert to listen and are also able to listen much more than the humans. In the esoteric practices, one of the foremost practice is, to make the student listen, more than speak. To listen far, to listen to the subtle, would lead one to clairaudience, and it would further lead to listen to the Voice of the Silence. Listening to the Voice of Silence is called listening to Anahata the Heart Centre, where the subtle sound coming through the ether can be received and perceived.

All great Initiates listen to the silence within and express the Plan as is impressed on them in silence. Impression from the subtle planes is possible only if one is alert, able and oriented to silence. The dog represents such an orientation and the impression comes from higher circles. Astrology says that all impressional teachings are the work of Jupiter, whose name in Sanskrit is Guru, thus, it is the principle of Guru, only, that causes impressions upon the well- prepared beings.

In recent times, the impressional writings are well demonstrated by Madam Alice A Bailey. She oriented to enough silence to be able to listen to the impressions that came to her, from Master Tibetan. She was able to record the ancient wisdom in great detail to enlighten the average intellect of the west.

Even in the Greek system there is a three-headed dog that keeps vigilance at the gates between heaven and hell. He is called Hydra, which is significant in this context. The dog is the symbol of vigilance, depending upon the quality of utterances that one makes he would either open the gates into heaven or into hell. It is for this reason, prayers are recommended to be uttered loudly by the aspirant in its 3 levels and listen to the import of the sound uttered forth. The import of sound in prayer, is God, while the 3 levels of the physical sound represent the three-headed dog.

Leo is called the dog in the Vedic symbolism. In its higher function, Leo is called lion. There is a great significance in Leo being called the dog, for Leo and Scorpio are related to the Dog Star. The Vedic symbolism relating to the dog relates to the Dog Star. The Dog Star Sirius is locationally in Scorpio and functionally enters into our system through the Central Sun of Leo. To the students of esoteric astrology it is clear that the Sirius system constitutes the Teacher principle to our system, while the Great Bear and the Pleiades play the role of the Father and the Mother. The Vedic seers conceived the energy of love and compassion, which are received into our system as coming from Sirius.

In the Vedic system, Sirius is called Sarama. Sarama means dog. Sirius is called the Dog, both, for its appearance from this Earth and also for its functional aspect. The Divine Plan for our system is first received in Sirius and then transmitted into our system. Systemically speaking, the impressional work relating to the evolution of our solar system is conducted by Sirius. Even the Avatar of Synthesis who is to come, is predicted to be entering from the south, for south stands for the sun-sign Leo, of love and compassion. Leo in man, is the Heart Centre, which can unfold love and compassion. The most profound Truth relating to the Avatars and the related evolution of our solar system are hidden in Sirius.

Sarama is the familiar sound among the Eastern Indians and the Central American Indians. In Central America, amidst the Amazon forest, there are Indian tribes who are called Saramas (Shamans) meaning, the priests who can listen, get impressed from higher circles and conduct healing. Sarama in India is called Sarma, he is the ritualist who listens to the higher circles and utters forth the hymns to benefit the human folk. He is a teacher, a healer a guide and philosopher in the ancient Indian communities.

The symbolism of the dog is too profound to be explained in its completeness. We leave the dog at this junction, to be pursued further, intuitively, by the inclined student.

The replica of the Sirius System on this planet is the Hierarchy with its ashrams in the Himalayas and the Blue Mountains. The head of the Hierarchy, Lord Maitreya, is believed to be in tune with the Lord of the Sarameya (Sirius System), whose Lord is Dattatreya. Dattatreya is the Head of the Great Grand Lodge of the White Brotherhood on Sirius, while Maitreya is the Head of the Great Grand Lodge of the White Brotherhood on this planet. Together they are steering the energies of Neptune, for the benefit of this planetary evolution.

Post by: SS91 on March 20, 2009, 07:04:29 PM

Dattatreya is accompanied by a healthy white cow. The cow is under the protection of Sri Guru Datta. In the Vedic symbolism, the cow stands for the creation and also for our planet Earth. The planet and the creation offer innumerable wealth, pleasure experiences, happiness, joyfulness and bliss. The planet nourishes the beings of the planet. The creation nourishes the beings in creation with its milk. The planet and the creation are willing to be milked, to nourish the beings in all planes of existence. The drinking of cow milk is symbolic of such nourishment, growth and contentment in the physical, vital, mental, buddhic and blissful planes. The creation is made for the joy of the beings. The joy is in right action towards the cow, which is symbolic of the planet and the creation. It is for this reason, the cow is considered sacred and is respected, worshipped, protected and fed well before one uses its milk. It is a matter of culture that man should gain this delicate understanding of life. Though he is intellectually advancing, there is a very tangible and perceptible fall in his understanding of life and the delicacy relating to it. Culture demands delicate handling of everything in creation. The very meaning of culture is lost and it is about time that man looks to the art of living.

The status that the cow has in a society decides the cultural status of that society. Where the cow is insulted, such society is destined to lose the secrets of life. It is beastly to ruffly handle the cow, abusing her through technical knowledge, to draw excessive milk by feeding all un-hygienic and unhealthy food, is monstrous. Man today abuses the cow in every conceivable way. It depicts his cultural fall.

The cow, the woman, the planet, the solar system and the cosmic system are the different states of the cow principle. By right approach and right attitude towards them, man gains the splendour of life. By wrong approach, man is bound to fall and suffer. The ancient Indian Scriptures proclaim that: no one who intends to live in peace can afford to hurt a cow, a woman, the planet (of course he is incapable of hurting the solar system and the cosmic system). If one worships, protects and nourishes the three, they get favourably inclined towards the one. Their favourable inclination gives to the one the inexplicable joy and the pleasure of being. It is for this reason Dattatreya is depicted as protecting the cow. The cow follows him in all ways. The cow is the giver of all fulfilment, joy, happiness and experience and it follows Dattatreya.

In the Indian mythology, Sri Guru Datta and Sri Krishna are the only ones shown as accompanied by a cow. There is profound significance in such depictions, both of them represent the one teaching principle in all the three planes of existence. Sri Guru Datta, being three-headed, is creative, preserving and annihilating. So is Krishna, who demonstrated creativity like the creator Brahma, protection like the preserver Vishnu, and annihilator like the annihilator Siva. Sri Guru Datta is the Master of yoga in creation and Sri Krishna gave out the science of yoga through the Bhagavad Gita. The Bhagavad Gita is a synthesis of Brahma Vidya, Yoga Vidya and the Upanishads.

All that which is mystically depicted as Sri Guru Datta, was in its full manifestation in flesh and blood as Sri Krishna.

The cow that follows Sri Guru Datta or Sri Krishna, is the most mysterious cow, capable of performing most wonderful acts. The cow, for instance, conducts the secretions from the glands of the beings. The secretion of the pineal, pituitary, thymus, thyroidal glands etc., are presided over by the cow. The blissful experience of the celestial musical tones and the consequent ecstasy, is also the work of the cow. Permeation of life and awareness through the solar ray, is also conducted by the cow. Digesting food and drink and transforming the essence of them into blood cells, which form the basis of health, is also the act of the cow. Transforming the blood tissues into the tissues of milk in the mothers, is also the sublime action of the cow principle. Cow is thus the basis feeder of all.

Invocation of the Word into will, thought, expression and action, is also another way of milking the cow. Those who are capable of receiving the impressions of higher circles, are the ones who can milk the ancient wisdom for the benefit of the fellow beings. To sum up, the entire chemistry of the creation is presided over by the cow principle. Such is. the profundity of understanding of the cow by the Vedic seers.

The cow is called GO in Sanskrit. GO is a compound sound of GA and O. GA stands for Jupiter and O stands for Sun. If the essence of the two planetary principles is well understood, the cow is understood.

As said earlier, the cow presides over the secretion of glands. In the science of yoga it gives the related practice to enable the thymus and the pineal glands to secret, which normally does not function in ordinary human beings. The secretions from these higher centres help preparing the body of light, which is called the etheric body in which one can dwell, transcending death. The secret of deathlessness enunciated by the grand yogis of all times, is building the Divya Sarira or the body of light. The Hierarchy consists of humans that followed the path of yoga and built their respective bodies of light. Sanaka, Sanandana, Sanat Kumara, Suka, Vyasa, Maitreya, Hanuman, are some of those who are popular amidst those that hold the bodies of light. Lord Dattatreya presides over all yogis, he is extolled as the Master of Masters in all the 3 planes, like Sri Krishna.
Post by: SS91 on March 20, 2009, 07:10:11 PM

Sri Guru Datta is depicted with 3 heads and 6 hands. In one hand he holds a conch, in the other he holds the celestial wheel, in the 3rd hand a mace, in the 4th hand a trident, in the 5th hand a water carrier, and in the 6th hand a begging bowl. The significance of the 6 symbols is briefly given here under.  


The Sanskrit name for conch is Samkham. SAM is the seed sound of Saturn. KHAM is the seed sound of Jupiter (for the detailed description of Samkham please look to Jupiter by the same composer). The conch indicates the principle of expansion and contraction presided over by Jupiter and Saturn. Every expansion requires consolidation and vice-versa. On the Path to Truth there is the expansion of consciousness, which needs to be consolidated at each step. It is the Law of Alternation, which works in the evolutionary and involutionary processes.

The conch also stands for the sound Nada, the musical notes and all that relates to the sound. The teacher introduces the student to the sound. Basically he commences the work with the students with the Saturnian discipline. The Saturnian discipline forms a good basis for expansion of consciousness, which is bestowed by Jupiter. The teacher thus, plays the role of Saturn initially and of Jupiter subsequently. He brakes the inertia of the disciple and recruits him into works of goodwill. He causes the purification in all the 3 planes according to an order depending upon the quality of the student. He leads the student to that poise in which his inertia and activity find balance. This would in term enable the student to walk into the esoteric side of training.


The wheel stands for time and time is presided over by the true teacher. He also initiates the disciple into the knowledge relating to time, so that the disciple skilfully adapts to the favourable and unfavourable periods of life, without getting disturbed in terms of vibrations through the pleasant and unpleasant events. Since the Teacher, Sri Guru Datta is "the One beyond the 3 qualities", time co-operates with him and helps him to help the seekers of Truth. A Master receives the co-operation of time. An accepted disciple learns to co-operate with time. An average person is conditioned by time. The wheel held by Sri Guru Datta is an assurance, that he would lead the beings into timelessness and the consequent bliss.

The mace is symbolic of the instrument that subjugates pride. Self-pride needs to be sacrificed on the altar of service to the fellow beings and Sri Guru Datta appropriately uses the mace to put down the pride of those who follow the Path of Truth. He bestows humility, simplicity and humbleness through his training. Remember the statement uttered forth by the great Initiate Jesus: "the proud are humbled and the humbled are honoured". Sri Guru Datta /Teacher, never punishes the seekers, he is skilful enough to teach the essentiality of humbleness without punishing. Punishment does not exist with him, as he is "the Compassionate One". The seeming punishment sometimes, is a skilful upliftment of the student. With his utter simplicity he counters and neutralises the pride of the ordinary. With speeches, looks and other gestures, he neutralises the pride of those who are proud, but not crystallised in pride. When they are crystallised in pride, he works with his Siva quality, but with love and compassion, so that the soul is uplifted.

The mace also symbolises the inverted position of the cerebro-spinal system, which is the abode of consciousness. If the mace is held upright, it resembles the light of the head, followed by the column of light of the spine. Sri Guru Datta, humbling the truth-seekers enables to reverse many inversions which the truth-seekers suffer from. He conducts as many as 7 reversions of inversions to make the being upright. Ordinary beings are upside down from the standpoint of knowledge. They suffer inversions and hence remain ignorant. They are illusioned by the ignorance. The mace held by Sri Guru Datta gives the message that man is inverted and that he needs to reverse the inversions. The technique of reversing the inversions relates to the yoga philosophy and the yoga practice.


The trident held by Sri Guru Datta is symbolic of the triple energy held in an etheric form within the Brahmadanda. The triple energies are referred to as Ida, Pingala and Sushumna. They are the left, the right and the central energy currents. The left current causes the materialisation, the right current causes spiritualization and the central current causes the balance between the two, enabling the existence of the being in a particular plane of existence. Ida stands for involutionary energy, Pingala stands for evolutionary energy and Sushumna stands for the yogic energy which balances at every level the spirit and the matter to be in existence in that level.

Astrology also speaks of a zodiac of 12 sun signs, which are essentially pairs of 6 sun-signs. These 6 sun-signs represent the 6 centres in the etheric current Sushumna, which are explained by the yoga science as the Shad Chakras. From Ajna to Muladhara, they conduct the being in all the 6 planes, that is, from mind to matter (mind, akasha, air, fire, water and matter). There is the descent of the being through the Ida current, the ascent through the Pingala current, with the Sushumna current stabilising the being at the needed level, as per the requirements of the work.


The materialisation and spiritualization currents function in such harmony to give the related existence at a particular plane. These currents are like the current of the flowing river. Man feels the existence of the river while it is in eternal flow. There is water that comes in and water that departs at any particular point and in that ever-flowing flow, the existence of the river is felt, but in truth, it is the poise relating to reception and dispersal of the water flow. Such is the situation with every form in creation.

The two flows of Ida and Pingala in the opposing directions are also depicted by the sun-sign Pisces. Pisces is the Alfa and Omega of the creation, it has the beginning and ending in it. Not only that, the beginning has the ending in-built in it, and the ending has the beginning in-built as well.

This principle of the opposing flows in total harmony with eachother, is esoterically called by the Vedic seers as Ganga, which is called Ganges in the western languages. GA is the sound for movement. In between two GA there is the cipher, which is the source of the two and the balance of the two as well. For this reason the sound Ganga was considered most sacred by the Vedic seers. The one who is in the middle. is the poised one, the equilibrated one, the fulfilled one, who can experience the bliss in every state of awareness. This is called synthesis. This synthesis is promised to be bestowed by Sri Guru Datta. His holding the trident is indicative of such promise.


The water carrier of Sri Guru Datta is in essence the life carrier. The teacher should bestow life and longevity to the student oriented to him, so that the student would fulfil himself in yoga during that incarnation. It is for this reason, a true teacher is a true healer and is even life giver. Until the student gains mastery, he would like to help him with health and longevity. The teacher bestows three essential benedictions on the student. In fact he wills them. One is longevity, another is health and the third benediction is the Path to Truth leading to mastery. Unless the student de-tracks himself from the teacher excessively, the teacher continues to bestow these 3 benedictions upon the student through looks and through thoughts. The health that he bestows is that much health that enables the student to accomplish the yoga practice attending to the daily duties.

Establishing the life force firmly in the student, introducing him to the Word (Initiation), recruiting him into acts of goodwill, purifying him in the mental, emotional and physical plane, neutralising his past karma, stimulating the Kundalini energy, thereby transforming his body tissues, is the work of the teacher. He causes the birth of the etheric body, which is capable of receiving and transmitting light. He further guides the student to realise himself as a being of light in the size of a thumb finger. The way the teacher guides, is incomprehensible by the student until the student is fully accomplished. Sri Guru Datta is thus the Mother-Father principle that continues to develop the body of the soul and the knowledge of the soul until the preparation of the etheric vehicle and self-realisation. Such is the beauty of the Teacher


Lord Sankara is said to carry a begging bowl in the Hindu mythology. So also Sri Guru Datta carries a begging bowl, but he is not a beggar. To protect the beings, he begs them to donate their limitations, their impurities, their evil motives and substandard behaviours. It is for this reason he extends the hand with the begging bowl towards everyone that orients to him. He would like his followers to freely donate all that which is cause of disease so that the donor would regain the ease. Disease is bigger in dimension than sickness. One may not be sick, but yet, he can be "not in ease". Sri Guru Datta wants that the beings should liberate themselves, by right understanding, through the donation of all factors of dis-ease.

In such innumerable ways, the teacher tries to help the oriented student. It is generally believed, on whom so ever the teacher spreads his blessful/blissful looks, that person would accomplish yoga in 12 incarnations!

What does the teacher need to beg from the student? Nil. What does the master need from the servant? He is amidst us to relieve us from our self-conditioning due to our wrong understanding of our physical, emotional, and mental belongings. He would like us to relieve ourselves from attachment, hate, desire, anger, pride, prejudice, jealousy and avariciousness. The one who is ready to donate all these impurities of the 3 planes, would find himself like a self-effulgent gem. Then the joy of the world and the Word is his. The teacher is joyful seeing the joy of the student. He conducts all his labours to ensure that we are joyful. Due to our inversions we ignorantly, but firmly, hold on to our notions, our fears, our concepts of right and wrong, which suffocate us. He reverses these ignorant aspects and leads us to bliss. The begging bowl is indicative of such sublime activity of the real teacher. In short he symbolically drinks others impurities (poison) and bestows nectar.
Post by: SS91 on March 20, 2009, 07:18:30 PM

The True Teacher, Sat Gum, is ever alone but not lonely. He is "One in all and all in One". He has no abode, but is an abode for all. He is not stuck with any name nor has he a form. He does not belong to any place, community, nation, or race, but they all belong to him. He is parentless. He has no passion for a nation, a language, a religion and for any "isms". He interacts with all, with an attitude of love and bestows light to enable people to lift themselves up from their respective states of awareness. He is representative of the energy of the universe and hence, cannot be contained or conditioned by race, religion, caste, creed and "isms". Such should be the understanding of a Sat Guru who is a representative of Sri Guru Datta.

Sri Guru Datta and Sri Krishna demonstrated life beyond concepts. Concepts are built around them by people who are comfortable with concepts. People need concepts to hold on to something, arising out of the sense of fear, desire etc. The beings look for independence/freedom, but they build as many circumscriptions around them. In desire of freedom, people build prisons around them and cry more and more about freedom. It is the work of the knowledgeable ones to live in life and to interact with concepts as per the time and the place. They leave the concept after the work is done, but do not live in them. They are only guided by the Truth and the Law. Truth is with in and beyond creation. The Law is valid until one is in creation. The Law and the Truth go together for harmonious living.

In the story of King Bali, the Lord explains to the King the quality of a Sat Guru. He explains thus:  

"How can I say that THIS is my abode? (THIS, refers to creation)." I AM everywhere. I AM not stuck to a place. I AM not related to anyone. People relate themselves to ME. I have neither parents nor children, for I AM the I AM of all. I do not have any patterns of behaviour, for all patterns emerge from ME. They exist with ME as their basis, I allow them to exist, but I do not exist in them. Three qualities emerge from ME and the triple qualitative behaviours and their varieties of combinations depend on ME, while I do not depend on them. I know THIS, I know THAT (creation and beyond). I AM the basis for THIS and THAT. The only simple way to see ME, is to see ME in a Sat Guru". (Srimad Bhagavata)


"Satya Nnasti Paro Dharmaha". "There is no religion higher than Truth". Truth is that which IS. Truth, is Pure Existence that is the basis of all. To call the individual units of consciousness as "beings", is giving the message that essentially they are units of Existence, beings. Be-ness is Truth, Being is its' eternal state. Experiencing this eternal state leads one to eternity. That is the work of a Sat Guru. His main mission is to recollect to the beings their Be-ness. The Being is as eternal as the Sat Guru or the Lord. This Truth, when realised, the being is released from conditioning and from mortality. He would, through the process and practice of knowledge, realise that he is immortal, eternal, and indestructible. This is the knowledge that a Sat Guru bestows, revealing the Path to Knowledge.


The Guru who does not reveal the Path to Truth is not a Sat Guru. He may be a guru relating to a concept of wisdom, a branch of wisdom. There can be gurus who promote concepts and thereby gradually control and posses people. The false gurus exist as much as the Sat Gurus. The existence of false gurus is a clear proof of the existence of Sat Gurus. How can there be a counterfeit unless there is the original?

According to the sincerity of purpose and the degree of purity, one is attracted to a Sat Guru or a false guru, "birds of the same feather flock together" is a popular saying. Beings of the same quality group, gather, under a big manifestation of that quality. If one is looking for Truth sincerely and has a fairly pure life, it is likely that the intensity of sincerity would lead him to a Sat Guru.

Prahlada, (the foremost of the world disciples mentioned in Srimad Bhagavata) says as under:  

"Those who are not Sat Gurus conceive and contrive ways and means to enslave the followers and fulfil their individual agenda. They do not pave the way for the followers towards the Law, the Truth, and the bliss of self-realisation. They are to be discarded at once. The Sat Guru leads his followers towards the Truth, the "all permeating consciousness" who presides over the creation, having created it. He would lead his chelas towards immortality and eternity. He would lift them up from the wheel of birth and death"

Men with common sense, introspect, before they plunge into any action. It should be so even in relation to the Path to the subtle/supermundane world. Sat Guru creates the taste towards the Truth. Through his teachings, he inspires the pupils to follow the Law. He also encourages self-study, self-analysis, self-introspection and inaugurates the will for self-transformation. He gives the contemplative and meditational techniques to enable the pupil to dip into the super-conscious layers of him from the superficial layers of his mind. He does not encourage people to gather around him all the time. He would not also encourage them to publicise him and proclaim him as the great one. He remains simple and teaches simplicity to the followers, for Truth is simple. Aggrandisement of ones personality is foreign to the quality of the Sat Guru.

A guru that aggrandises himself gathers around him people of similar quality who aggrandise themselves in association with him. Just as the guru tries to accomplish his individual agenda, the followers too, try to accomplish and fulfil their individual objectives. Thus, the community around the one who is not a Sat Guru would be like a social club, people fulfilling their individual tasks through social contacts and related influence. Such false teachers cast a shadow on the true teachers, which is not seen as a sin by a Sat Guru, but as a protection. The light feels secure when hidden from the profane. The Sat Guru knows that all that popular activity around him is like the foam around the water, which does not last long. He therefore does not allow excessive foam and fog to gather around him. In the Age of Kali there are many who proclaim themselves as gurus and distort the most sacred tradition of Teacher-student. A Sat Guru is known by the path he emphasises, by the simplicity he demonstrates and the transformation that happens to the people around him.


Nicholas Roerich, the Russian yogi, who loved, lived and experienced the beauty, the gaiety and the divinity of the Himalayas, expressed his gratefulness to India, who still holds the rich Teacher-student tradition. According to him, it, is the only hope for humanity to walk into light. He says that India jealously and vigilantly guarded the rich tradition of Teacher-student, Gura-Sishya Sampradaya.

An iron piece is effortlessly magnetised in the presence of a magnet, thus, in the presence of a Sat Guru, the chela is transformed. The process is simple, silent and is secretive. There is not much vocal and mental exercises relating to such silent transformation. The presence causes the transformation. Through the Sat Guru, such presence is always transmitted.

Nicholas Roerich writes in his book "Shambhala": I have heard a lovely story about a small Hindu boy who found his Teacher. He was asked: "Is it possible that the sun would grow dark to you if you would see it without the Teacher?" The boy smiled: "The sun would remain as the sun but in the presence of the Teacher twelve suns would shine to me. "India's sun of wisdom shall shine. On the shores of a river there sits a boy who knows the Teacher."

In the same teachings it is said: "Blessed are you, India! Because you alone have guarded the concept of Teacher and disciple". The Guru can dispel the attack of sleep. The Guru can raise-up the drooping spirit. Woe to him who has dared to lay claim, falsely, to someone as his Teacher and who lightly pronounces the word Teacher, while honouring himself! Verily flowers that spirit which understood the path of ascent and he fails who dropped in duplicity of thought. One may ask a Hindu boy if he wishes to posses a Guru.

No word is needed in reply, because the boy's eyes will express desire, striving and devotion. The fire of Aryavarta will glow in his eyes. The stream of the Rig Veda will glow on the slopes of the mountains. (From the book "Shambhala" by N. Roerich).

Nicholas Roerich belongs to the royal family of Russia. He was inspired to live in the Himalayas. He had the grace to find entry into the cave temples of the Mahatmas. To him, many wonders of life and light were revealed. He had the Darshan (the vision) of groups of beings of light. He is the only one, in recent times, who could physically experience the mysterious legends and the legendary figures of the Himalayas. He was inspired and even gave out inspirational teachings, which are propagated through the "Agni Yoga Society". His paintings are inspiring all over the globe. He is grateful for the grace showered on him and he upholds the rich tradition of Teacher-student.

Sat Guru is thus everything for a truth-seeker. He is Truth itself represented. Truth is present in and around him. Sri Guru Datta is the universal principle relating to Sat Guru.
Post by: SS91 on April 04, 2009, 07:06:12 PM
What are names and function of Lord Datta?
Lord Dattatreya 

1. Lord Dattatreya - One who provides frequencies of Divine consciousness!
2. Other Names of Lord Dattatreya
3. Function of Lord Dattatreya
4. Worship of Lord Datta (who has one head)
5. Benefit of chanting Lord Dattatreya's Name


In the era gone by, the demonic energies grew enormously in the gross and subtle forms. Gods' efforts to vanquish them were unsuccessful. Then, under orders from Lord Brahma, Lord Datta had to incarnate at various places in various forms and destroy the demons. The day of His incarnation is celebrated as 'Datta Jayanti'. - Lord Ganesh (Through the medium of Bharat Miraje, 8.30 pm on 2.11.2005)

1. Lord Dattatreya - One who provides frequencies of Divine consciousness!
The principle that makes available to an embo-died soul both gross and subtle (i.e. manifest and unmanifest) frequencies of higher or lower Gods and Deities in a shorter time is called Datta or Lord Dattatreya). The very meaning of Datta is the 'One who provides frequencies of Divine consciousness'. - A Scholar

2. Other Names of Lord Dattatreya

2.1 Avadhut

The One who controls the eight faculties in the body of an embodied soul and shows it the path to the unmanifest dimension through the manifest dimension. Avadhut is a medium that connects both the manifest form of Lord Datta and His unmanifest form. He is a manifest form (the gross manifestation) of the three principles - Brahma, Vishnu and Shiv. He is also related to the unmanifest dimension (manifestation of these three principles in the form of light). 'Avadhut' comes alive with the radiance of Lord Dattatreya.

2.2 Digambar

Is the principle which gives company to an embodied soul till it gets Final Liberation in the radiance of the sky, i.e. beyond all the directions.

2.3 Sripad

'Sri' is the never-ending principle of God. The principle that takes an embodied soul to that principle of God or to the Holy Feet of 'Sri' principle is the Datta principle in Sripad.

2.4 Vallabh

The Datta princ-iple in the form of Vallabh protects the Universe from the circular-shaped distressing frequencies that create a fear psychosis, and thus protects the embodied souls. - A Scholar

3. Function of Lord Dattatreya

Lord Dattatreya bestows His grace on man by giving speed to the journey of his ancestors to the next region and reducing his distress from ancestors. God gives man a chance to get liberated from the debt of ancestors through the ritual that gives speed to ancestors onward journey and through chanting the Name of Dattatreya.
One cannot get rid of the ancestors' debt merely by remembering them off and on, displaying their photos in the house or publishing their photos in newspapers on their death anniversaries. It is only by chanting the Name of Dattatreya that the ancestors get speed to go on their onward journey in true sense. From this we can realise that it is imperative to worship the Deity to get liberated from the ancestors' debt. This also reduces the debt of God on us. - A Devotee of Datta

4. Worship of Lord Datta (who has one head)

Till the Satya Yuga, the spiritual level of all embodied souls was high and they acquired knowledge on the strength of their own spiritual practice. They possessed the state of 'Soham' (I am He). So Lord Dattatreya was required for the functions of dissolution and imparting knowledge to a very limited extent. Only the Vishnu principle in Him was active that time. As a symbol of this, the idol of Datta had only one head. Thereafter, during the Treta Yuga, the spiritual level of the embodied souls started to come down and they found it difficult to protect themselves and acquire knowledge on their own. To impart more knowledge to them through the subtle dimension, Lord Dattatreya had to bring out the dormant Brahma and Shiv principle in Him. To symbolise this, the three-headed idol of Dattatreya became prevalent.

4.1 The Japamala (rosary) in Lord Datta's hand represents perennial spiritual practice
Brahma of the three-headed Datta has a rosary in His hand. Datta's chanting goes on continuously, without a break. Perennial spiritual practice is the quality of Lord Shiv too. This feature of 'perennial spiritual practice' of both the Deities is found in Lord Dattatreya. Perennial spiritual practice in the present Era means functioning either in a saviour or a destroyer form, as is required.' - A Devotee of Datta

4.2 Kamandalu (water-pot with a specific shape carried by ascetics)

Contains water which has the potential to absorb the unmanifest waves emanating from the Lord and to draw a protective sheath in a moment around the three celestial regions for protecting them from the distress of negative energies in the Universe.' - A Scholar

5. Benefit of chanting Lord Dattatreya's Name

A. The ancestors get speed in their journey to the next region and this makes the atmosphere in the house pleasant.
Post by: Anupam on May 30, 2009, 07:02:08 AM
Thanks Subhasriniji for such a nice exposition of Gurudeva Datta principle. May Sai and Guridev Datta bless you always. Thanks a lot and my most humble pranams
Post by: SS91 on June 18, 2012, 06:58:07 PM

Shri Guru Charitra
( The Life History of Shri Guru Narasimha Saraswati with Pictures explained briefly according to the Adhyays )

Shri Guru Charitra

Adhyay 1 - Namdharak is blessed with the vision of Guru Nath.


In this Adhyay, Saraswati Gangadhar ( Namadharak ) begins with invocation prayers for Divine Grace to endow on him merit and strength to be able to successfully compile the sacred Guru Charitra, the glorious account of Divine Incarnations of Lord Sri Dattatreya viz. Sri Sripada SriVallabha and Sri Narasimha Saraswati.

Namdharak, an ardent devotee of Sri Narasimha Saraswati, sets out for Ganagapur for the Darshan of the Holy Padukas. Tired and exhausted and when he fainted away, Guru Nath appears before him in a dream and blesses him.

Post by: SS91 on June 19, 2012, 07:56:01 AM

Adhyay 2 - The Power and Glory of Guru Bhakti.



Namdharak meets Siddha Yogi, the great and close disciple of Guru Nath. Siddha Yogi starts narrating the Guru Charitra to him, which the latter listens to with rapt attention. Siddha Muni Narrates to Namadharak about How Universe was Born,and How Four Yugas were Created with their Specific Trends and also narrates the Story of the disciple Deepak and the Guru Veda Dharma and about the unexcelled merit that accrue from Guru Bhakti and Guru Seva. Guru is indeed supreme and all the Gods are subsumed in Him. If we can but win Guru's Grace, we will have thereby won the Grace of all the gods. Guru is indeed supreme.
The Names of Veda Dharma and Deepak have their own significance. Veda itself is both the Dharma and the Guru. And one who is devoted to the scriptures and abides by the Dharma which they enunciate, is sure to gain enlightment.
Post by: SS91 on June 20, 2012, 05:28:49 AM

Adhyay 3 - The Case for Shri Hari taking incarnations on Earth.


Once Durwas Rishi Came to a King called Ambrish,who used to Observe Ekadashi Fast.That day Sadhan Dwadashi was only for 24 Minutes after Sunrise.Fearing that his Vrata would be Broken, Ambrish took Holy Water and Dined before Durwasa,who went to River for taking bath and Performing Rituals .Seeing that Ambrish has dined before him Durwas cursed Ambrish to take birth in different Species.Ambrish Prays Shri Vishnu.Shri Vishnu  said Durwas to Curse him Instead. Durwas asks Shri Vishnu to Descend on the earth Ten Times to Destroy the Evil and thus to give Relief to Everyone.This Led Shri Vishnu to take Different Incarnations.

Post by: SS91 on June 21, 2012, 08:52:31 AM
Adhyay 4 - Birth of Shri Dattatreya.


Anasuya was the Devoted Wife of Atri Rishi.She was well-known for her Pativratya.Lord Indra got afraid of her Power and Prayed Trimurthy to Save them all as Anasuya may anytime win Heaven.Trimurthy in the disguise of  Mendicants went to Atri-Ashram ,when Atri Rishi had been out to the River for Daily Rituals. The Mendicants demanded alms and said that She should serve in Naked.Anasuya thought that They are Like my Children and went to Serve.Instantly the Trimurthy got transformed into Three Newly Born Babies.Atri Rishi returned to Ashram and realised that they are The Trimurthys.Anasuya asked Trimurthys to remain there as their Sons.Brahma was called Chandra,Vishnu as Datta and Shiva as Durvas.Later Chandra and Durwas went away for Penance.Shri Datta Stayed with Anasuya.

Thus the Adhyay describes the advent of Sri Dattatreya as the son of Mother Anasuya and sage Atri. This Adhyay illustrates the power of chastity ie, purity as exemplified in the life of Anasuya. Her purity could transform the great Trinity (the Durlabhya, i.e., the unattainable) into mere babies in her arms and make them (Saulabhya i.e., brought them within one's easy and close reach).
The name Atri means one who has transcended the three Gunas. Anasuya is one who is bereft of human frailities such as jealously etc, and is spotlessly pure, where 'Atri' and 'Anasuya' co-habit, Lord Himself is also sure to abide).

Post by: SS91 on June 22, 2012, 09:03:46 PM

Adhyay 5 - The Birth of Shripada Shri Vallabha.


Shri  Dattatreya (In Disguise) Came to a House of a Brahmin called Appalraj at Peethapur for Begging Alms.It was an Amavasya Day and there was Anniversary Ceremony Day at their Home.Even then Sumati (Apalrajs wife) offered Alms to the Lord.The Lord being Pleased asked her wishes and said her that he will Incarnate as her Son. This Made Lord Dattatreya to Incarnate as Shripad Shri Vallabha.
Shripada ShriVallabha sets out on his divine mission at a early age, after curing his lame and blind brothers and blessing the household with endless prosperity.
Post by: SS91 on June 30, 2012, 12:29:58 PM
Adhyay 6 - Gokarna Mahabaleshwar

This Adhyay describes the birth of Gokarna Mahakshetra.
Ravana Sees his Mother Kaikaya Performing Pooja of a Shivlinga and Says her that he will bring Kailasa itself to her.Ravana went to Kailasa and Started Shaking it with his 20 Hands.Parvati Prayed Lord Shiva to Protect Everyone and Lord Shiva Pressed Ravana Underneath the Kailasa.Ravana then Performed Ugra Tapasya.Lord Shiva was Pleased and he gave his Atma Linga to Ravana and asked him not to Keep it on the Earth on the Way.
Shri Vishnu Sends his Sudarshan Chakra to Hide the Sun and asked Narada Muni to go to Ravana and Induce him to Linger on the Way,as he would like to Observe Evening Sandhya.Then Shri Vishnu Calls Ganesha and Says him to go to Ravana in the Disguise of a Brahmachari Child,Win his Confidence and Keep the Linga on the Earth.Shri Ganesha did Likewise and Kept the Atma Linga on the Earth when Ravana had been for Sandhya.Ravana Returns and Slaps Ganesha and Ganesha in a Crying Tone leaves from there and Comes back to Kailasa.

Post by: SS91 on July 01, 2012, 11:48:33 AM

Adhyay 7 - Importance of the Kshetra Gokarna.
This Adhyay describes the Gokarna Kshetra Mahatmya. A visit to this Holy Place burns off all sins however, much grievance they be and earns for the person Kailasha-Pada. Gautama Rishi narrates to the King of Ikshawaku Family who was under a curse by a Brahmin Women (while living as a Brahma Rakshasa as cursed by Shri Vashishta), how a Chandala woman, with sins galore on her head, earns Kailasha-pada by the mere coincidence of her dying at the Holy Gokarna.
Gokarna had so much sanctity that Sripada SriVallabha chose to visit and spend 3 years there.
(The term 'Chandala', in a sense, is our 'Deha-buddhi', i.e., obsession with the idea that 'I am the body'. 'Shiva-Linga' signifies the 'Atma-buddhi' or Sivoham-Bhavana', i.e., the understanding that one is not the body but the Spirit. From 'Deha-buddhi', we have to raise ourselves to 'Atma-buddhi', then we will have earned the 'Kailasha-Pada').
Post by: SS91 on July 03, 2012, 06:48:15 PM

Adhyay 8 - Importance of the Shani Pradosha Vrata.

In this Adhyay, Sri Vallabha teaches about Shani Pradosha Puja Mahima to Ambika, who in a state of desperation, came to the river with the intention of drowning herself along with her blockhead son. He narrates how a shepard-woman was born as Yashoda in her next life through the merit earned by mere seeing of the Shani Pradosha Puja, and became the (foster) mother of Lord Sri Krishna.
Sripada SriVallbha blessed the blockheaded son of Ambika and endowed him with all Sastraic knowledge & wisdom and blessed Ambika that he would Reincarnate as her son in her Next Birth as Shri Narasimha Saraswati.
In this Adhyay is also described the emergence of Maha Kaleshwar Jyotirlinga as a result of the Shani Pradosha Puja done with deep devotion by the Shepard boy.
Post by: SS91 on July 08, 2012, 08:27:10 PM

Adhyay 9 - Shripad Shri Vallabha blesses Rajak to be a king and eventually ends his Avatar.
Shripada Shri Vallabha gives boon to the Rajak (Washerman)-devotee that he would be born in a Nawab Family and be ruler in his next birth and would also have his Darshan but in his Next Avatar (i.e., when he would reappear as Sri Guru Narasimha Saraswati) and eventually ended his Avatar.
Post by: SS91 on August 03, 2012, 07:55:43 PM

Adhyay 10 -
Sripada SriVallabha's continued showering of His Grace on his devotees even after his Mahaprasthan.


In this Adhyay, and account is given of how Sripada SriVallabha, even after the withdrawal of His Avatar (ie., even after the Mahaprasthan), continues to manifest and shower his grace on his devotees. An illustration is given how Sripada SriVallabha protected a Brahmin-devotee by bringing him back to life after he was killed by dacoits. The same grace continues to be showered even now, on whomsoever seeks it.

Post by: SS91 on August 31, 2012, 09:10:16 PM

Adhyay 11 - Birth of Shri Guru Narasimha Saraswati


In this Adhyay is described the advent of Sri Narasimha Saraswati. He was born as a son to Shri Madhava and Amba in Lad Karanja as per the promise given to her in her previous life (as Ambika) by Shripada Shri Vallabha. At birth, he was uttering 'OM!' 'OM!' 'OM!'. He was otherwise 'dumb' till his Upanayanam was performed. With Upanayanam, he bursts into recital of Vedic Mantra and begins to glow with all knowledge and wisdom.
Post by: SS91 on December 08, 2012, 04:56:36 PM

Adhyay 12 - Shri Narahari taking to Sannyasa and becomes Shri Narasimha Saraswati.


In this Adhyay Narahari gives spiritual instruction to his mother; he blesses her that she would have two more sons within a year and one more son and daughter later. After birth of the two sons (twins) he leaves home for Kashi. He was hardly 9 years of age at that time. At Kashi, he took initiation into Sanyasa Asrama from Shri Krishna Saraswati of the Shringeri ( One of Shri Adi Shankaracharya Peethas ) Linage and took the name of Shri Narasimha Saraswati. After that he went to Badarikashram and visited many holy places.
Post by: SS91 on December 09, 2012, 12:15:08 PM

Adhyay 13 - Shri Guru Narasimha Saraswati cures the Chronic Stomach ulcer of a Brahmin.
In this Adhyay is described the visit of Guru Nath along with his disciples to his parents at Karanja. From there he again sets out on his itinerary. At Basar Bramheswar, Guru Nath cures the chronic stomach ulcer of a Brahmin, who was about to kill himself, being unable to bear the excruciating pain of the ulcer.
Post by: SS91 on December 25, 2012, 07:39:45 AM

Adhyay 13 - Shri Guru Narasimha Saraswati cures the Chronic Stomach ulcer of a Brahmin.


In this Adhyay is described the visit of Guru Nath along with his disciples to his parents at Karanja. From there he again sets out on his itinerary. At Basar Bramheswar, Guru Nath cures the chronic stomach ulcer of a Brahmin, who was about to kill himself, being unable to bear the excruciating pain of the ulcer.
Post by: PiyaSoni on February 01, 2013, 11:54:08 PM

Adhyay 14


Shri Guru Narasimha Saraswati rescuing the life of Sayamdeo by His Grace.

In this Adhyay, is described how Sayamdeo, the village officer in Basar Bramheshwar who is Saraswati Gangadhar's (Namdharak) great-great-Grandfather, was protected by Guru Nath from being killed by the Muslim Nawab.

Post by: SS91 on February 02, 2013, 06:26:41 AM

Adhyay 15 - The Holy Pilgrimage places of Bharata described by Shri Guru.

Adhyay - 15
In this Adhyay is described Guru Nath's instructions to his disciples regarding the merits of doing pilgrimages and which of the places they will have unfailingly visit. After sending most of his disciples on pilgrimage, Guru Nath lives in seclusion (invisible to others) at Vaijnath. The Siddha Yogi was the only disciple who was retained by Guru Nath with him at Vaijnath. (The mere study of this Adhyay with faith and devotion, is believed to confer upon the reader the very merit of doing the pilgrimages himself).
Post by: SS91 on February 03, 2013, 12:15:54 PM

Adhyay 16 - The Fruits of Devotion to the Guru.



In this Adhyay, Guru Nath narrates to a Brahmin about the necessity of single point devotion to the Guru and the merit of Guru Seva, by way of illustration of the anecdote of Dhaumya Rishi and his disciples namely Arun, Baida and Upamanya. Unless Guru is pleased, the doors of knowledge will not be opened to the student/aspirant.

Guru Nath now comes to Bhillawadi (Bhuvaneshwari Kshetra) on the eastern bank of river Krishna. He stays there for four months (Chaturmasya - the four months of the monsoon season), under the Audumber Tree on the western side of Krishna river.
Post by: PiyaSoni on February 04, 2013, 03:05:56 AM

Adhyay 17

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The Blockheaded Youth becomes a great Pandit.

A Dull Brahmin Boy Comes To Bhillavadi and Prays Goddess Bhuvaneshwari by Cutting his tongue and Placing it at the feet of the Goddess.Thus Prays for making him Knowledgable.Goddess Bhuvaneshwari instructs him in his dream to go to Shri Guru at Audumbar.
The Illiterate Brahmin Comes to Audumbar and Bows in front of Shri Guru.Shri Guru blesses the brahmin and he becomes Knowledgable.

Post by: PiyaSoni on February 05, 2013, 01:25:07 AM

Adhyay 18

Shri Guru uproots the Ghevada Plant and the Poor Brahmin finds a Treasure.


In this Adhyay is described Guru Nath's coming to Panchaganga Kshetra, the holy confluence of the Panchaganga with Krishna River, near Amarapur. (This place later came to know as Narsobawadi).Shri Guru visits a Poor Brahmin's home and out of Compassion decides to end their Poverty. Shri Guru uproots a Plant of Ghevda (A Kind of a Bean), which was the source of food for the Poor Brahmin's family. The Brahmin later discovers a Pot of Gold in that Place.
(Study of this Adhyay is believed to earn for one of the grace of Goddess Mahalakshmi)

Post by: SS91 on February 05, 2013, 01:30:00 PM

Adhyay 19 - Guru Nath's showering of special Grace on the Yogini-Ganas and Ganganuja's Darshan of Kashi, Prayaga and Gaya - The Holy Triple-Kshetras.



This Adhyay describes the Audumbar Vriksha Mahima. It also narrates about the special worship which was being done by the Yogini Ganas to Guru Nath everyday by taking Shri Guru to their place under waters of the River and blesses a farmer called Ganganuj with a Golden Pot at his Feild. Later on Magh Poornima Guru Nath shows Prayaga, Kashi and Gaya to him and makes him complete the whole pilgrimage within just a single day. Sri Narasimha Saraswati later announced that he was leaving form there. He comforts the Yogini-Ganas that although he would be leaving form there, he would still continue to be present there only in his subtle form (Grace-body) and will be answering prayers for all devotees.
Post by: SS91 on February 08, 2013, 08:35:38 PM

Adhyay 20 - Gangadhar's wife getting riddance from persecution by the Brahmin Ghost.


This Adhyay describes that even after the Guru Nath's leaving from Panchaganga Kshetra (Narsobawadi), how his Padukas left under the Audumber Tree continued to respond to the prayers of devotees as per the assurance given to the Yogini-Ganas by Guru Nath. A woman was freed from the Brahma Rakshasa, who caused death to all the children born to her again. The women after worshipping Shri Guru had a dream in which Shri Guru gave her 2 coconuts and as a result 2 sons were born to her. But one of the sons, just when the parents were planning to do his Upanayanam ceremony, dies. Guru Nath in the guise of a Yogi, appears to her and gives philosophical teaching about the inevitability of death and tries to reconcile her to the event, but the woman remained inconsolable.
Post by: PiyaSoni on February 09, 2013, 02:11:08 AM

Adhyay 21

The Revival of the Dead Child (The Gurusthan Mahima).


This Adhyay describes how Shri Guru Nath, moved by pity at the sorrow of the woman, brings back to life the dead child.

Post by: PiyaSoni on February 09, 2013, 03:54:02 AM

Adhyay 22

The Advent of Shri Guru Narasimha Saraswati at Ganagapur.


From this Adhyay onwards begins the Glorious saga of Ganagapur. It begins with the narrative of Guru Nath making the old , dry buffalo yielding milk copiously and thus relieving the poverty of a Brahmin couple of Ganagapur.

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


Post by: PiyaSoni on February 09, 2013, 03:56:41 AM

Adhyay 23

The Brahma - Rakshasa gets liberation.


The Gramadhipati went to Sangam and bowed in front of Shri Guru and requested Shri Guru to Stay at Ganagapur.Shri Guru agreed and when they reached South Gate of the Town.A Brahma Rakshas came out of a Peepal Tree and bowed to Shri Guru. After taking bath at Sangam it got Liberated. A Math was established at Ganagapur.

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


Post by: PiyaSoni on February 09, 2013, 04:07:16 AM


Adhyay 24

Shri Guru Narasimha Saraswati shows Vishwaroopa to Shri Trivikrama Bharati of Kumasi.


There lived a Renowned Pandit called Shri Trivikrama Bharati at a Place called Kumasi Nearby Ganagapur (Presently in Sindagi Taluka of Dist. Bijapur) who was a great Devotee of Lord Narasimha and used to Perform Manasa Pooja. On hearing the Fame of Shri Guru, he reacted saying  "Such kind of High Living are not for a Sanyasi and thus criticised Shri Guru in this way. Realising this Shri Guru once asked the Gramadhipati to arrange for a visit to Kumasi. That Day Shri Trivikrama Bharati could not see the Shrine of Lord Narasimha in his Meditation. When Shri Guru reached there , it appeared to him as if all the Persons there are Shri Guru and thus seeing the Vishvaroopa of Shri Guru ,he fell flat before the Procession and Started Praying to Shri Guru. Shri Guru appeared to him in his Real Form in the Procession and blessed him.


Post by: PiyaSoni on February 09, 2013, 04:09:19 AM


Adhyay 25

The Pride and Conceit of the Two Foolish Pandits.


There lived a Cruel Muslim King in Vidura who would ask Pandits to recite the Vedas before him and then he would give them a lot of Money. Once 2 Pundits knowing the 3 vedas came to him and asked for the Discussion with the Brahmins over there or else agree there Superiority by giving them a Certificate.

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 persistance he said, `My Gurudeo resides at Ganagapur. Let us go there. You will be given certificates if necessary.' And thus they Come to Ganagapur.


Post by: PiyaSoni on February 09, 2013, 04:10:38 AM


Adhyay 26

The Infinite Glory of the Vedas and their True Purport.


This Adhyay describes Shri Narasimha Saraswati explaining to the vain-glorious pundits about the sanctity of Vedic lore and that Vedas are not meant for Vada and polemics. Vedas are verily the mother; they are to be treated with reverence and veneration. They are meant to illuminate our intellect and to help us discover our true self, and are not intended for Jeevanopadhi but for Jeevana-Paramavadhi, they are meant for Bhakti and Mukti and for Bhukti. They are meant for nurturing and enriching the spirit but not for filling and pampering one's being.


Post by: PiyaSoni on February 09, 2013, 04:12:17 AM

Adhyay 27

The Harijan's chanting of the Vedic Mantras and Humbling the Conceit of the Foolish Pundits.


When the Pundits even after listening to Shri Guru, demands the Victory Certificate,Shri Guru asks one of the disciple to call a Harijan Passing nearby and to apply Bhasma (Holy Ash) to him and then to draw 7 parallel lines.Shri Guru asks the Harijan to cross the lines.The lines indicated his 7 Janmas. On crossing one of the line he Says he is a Brahmin named Adhyapak.Shri Guru then asks the Harijan to discuss on vedas with the Two Brahmins. The Brahmins Give up and eventually were punished by Shri Guru to become a Bramha Rakshasa and they leave their Body before even reaching the River for a Holy Bath.

Thus Adhyay describes how the two vain-glorious pundits were humbled, and had brought upon themselves a curse which turned them into Brahma Rakshasas.


Post by: PiyaSoni on February 09, 2013, 04:14:22 AM


Adhyay 28

The Significance and the Power of Vibhuti (Holy Ash) and Advice of Karma Vipak to the Harijan.


This Adhyay narrates the Story of the momentarily low caste man turned Brahmin who was first unwilling to go back to his home but soon sank back to delusion again, no sooner than the Holy Ash (Bhasma) had been washed off his body, and how he went away home along with his wife and children merrily, forgetting all that had happened just a little earlier.


Post by: PiyaSoni on February 09, 2013, 04:16:03 AM

Adhyay 29

The Significance and Power of the Vibhuti (Holy Ash) further elaborated.


In this Adhyay the great power of the Holy Ashes is further explained to Shri Trivikrama Bharati, how by the mere touch of the Holy Ash on the body of the Sage Vamadeva the Maha-Rakshasa got liberated. In the metaphysical sense, Bhasma means destruction of the 'Deha-Buddi' or the 'Deha-Bhranti' i.e. overcoming of the idea and obsession that 'one is the body and nothing beyond that'. One who will have transcended this 'Deha-Bhavana', as exemplified in the person of Vamadeva, will have nothing to fear from. He is indeed the Master of the World. He is the redeemer and rescuer of the fallen and the doomed. He is indeed one with Lord Shiva Himself.


Post by: PiyaSoni on February 09, 2013, 04:17:48 AM

Adhyay 30

A Woman who has Lost her Husband is Consoled by explaining Vairagya and the Impermanence of Life.


This Adhyay descibes the story of the young woman Savitri and the death of her sick husband Datta whom she brought all the way from her far away home at Mahur, for Guru Nath's Darshan with great hopes of his recovery. In the mean while, there arrived a bright looking sanyasi who tries Consoling her by explaining the Impermanence of Life.


Post by: PiyaSoni on February 09, 2013, 04:19:32 AM

Adhyay 31

The Supreme Power of Chastity.


The Sanyasi Explaines the Pativrata-Dharma, the Code of Behavior of a Devoted Wife by Narrating the Story of Agasti Muni and his wife Lopamudra.The Code was said by Brahaspati to Lopamudra at Kashi.


Post by: PiyaSoni on February 09, 2013, 04:21:53 AM


Adhyay 32

The Sanyasi explains Behaviour of a Widow and the Dead Husband was Made Alive by Shri Guru.


The Young Women Prepares for observing Sati and as asked by the Sanyasi she sets out for the Darshan of Shri Guru at Sangam. All the way she prays to Shri Guru and bows to Shri Guru on reaching. Shri Guru blesses her Saying "Soubhagyavati Bhava ". On being said by the Disciples that her Husband is already dead, Shri Guru asks them to bring the Dead Body and Sprinkle the Holy Teerth of Rudrabhisheka. Shri Guru then looks at him with his Sight full of Nectar and the Brahmin youth sat up as if aroused from Sleep.


Post by: PiyaSoni on February 09, 2013, 04:24:16 AM


Adhyay 33

The Power of the Rudraksha and the Merit one earns by Wearing it on the Body.


Shri Guru explains the Importance of Rudraksha by narrating a Story of King Bhadrasen in Kashmere and his Son Sudharma and the Minister's son Tarak who always wore Rudraksha and were not fond of Luxurious Life. Once when Shri Parashara Rishi arrives there the King asks him the reason for such behaviour and the Rishi Narrates the Story of a Concubine and Says that once when Lord Shiva came to test her Devotion, he gave her the Divya Linga he had and in turn demanded her to act as Pati Vrata for 3 days which she agreed.But the Divya Linga was burnt in the fire that caught the Dancing Hall.The Monkey and Cock living there too were burnt and dead.The Disguised Men burnt himself as he said before that the Linga is his Life. The concubine decided to Perform Sati but Lord Shiva appeared before her and blessed all the People of the city with Shashwat Kailasa Pada. The Monkey, which used to be with her, took birth as King Son Sudharma and the Cook as Ministers Son. Due to the training of the previous birth both are `Dnyanis' and devotees of Shiva.Shri Guru thus describes the Importance of Rudraksha.


Post by: PiyaSoni on February 09, 2013, 04:25:36 AM


Adhyay 34

The Importance of RudraAbhisheka.


The King Bhadrasen asks Shri Parashar about the Future of his son and was much grieved to know that his son has only 8 days left in his Life. On being asked for a remedy Shri Parashar asks the King to worship Lord Shiva with Rudrasukta.On the eigth day at mid-day the rajkumar all of a sudden fell on the ground senseless. Abhishek teerth was sprinkled on his body and the brahmins also threw enchanted `akshat' (rice) of Rudra on the same. Due to this, Yamadoot did not dare to come near the Rajkumar who soon awoke from the swoon. His death was thus averted. Shri Narad Muni Informs the king that the child was Saved by Shivadootas and that he has Life of 10,000 Years.


Post by: PiyaSoni on February 09, 2013, 04:27:19 AM


Adhyay 35

The Importance of Somavara Vrata.


Kacha and Devayani :

Shri Guru narrates the Story of how the Demons were being saved by Shukracharya by reciting the Sanjeevani Mantra while a war against Gods and how Kacha , the son of Brihaspati went to Shukracharya as Pupil to make the Mantra work no more. Devayani , the daughter of Shukracharya liked Kacha and made her father bring him back to life whenever killed by Demons. Finally the demons had to kill kacha and mix his flesh in Shukracharyas Drink and in order to save kacha ,Shukracharya had to teach the Mantra to Devayani and kacha came to life tearing his belly.Devayani recited the Mantra and brought back Shukracharya to life.By the time Kacha memorised it as he heard it 3 times. when Kacha refused to marry devayani she cursed him to forget all the Knowledge he earned from her Father and i turn Kacha cursed that the Mantra should no longer work as it was taught to a Lady. Thus the Gods were Delighted.

Chandrangad and Simantini :

The Young wife Savitri then requested Shri Guru to tell a Vrata to perform. Shri Guru asks her to perform the Somavara Vrata and narrates the Story of Chandrangad and Simantini.

There lived a King called Chitravarma who had a daughter called Simantini. The king was worried as one astrologer said that she would become widow at the age of 14.Once when Maitrayani ,wife of Yadnyavalkya visited there she asked Simantini to perform Somavara Vrata which she performed devotedly."Simantini was married to Chandrangad, son of Indrasen of the famous `Nal' family, with due festivities. Chandrangad stayed at Chitrayarma for some days. Once he went to Kalindi (Yamuna) river with some friends.

They were travelling in a ferry-boat. All of a sudden the boat sank in the river. Even after deligent search no trace of Chandrangad was found. The worried king Indrasen was put in jail by his enemies who usurped the throne. Simantini couldnt perform Sati as the Body was not found and thus she continued with the Somavara Vrata.

When Chandrangad was drowned, he was taken by the Nagkanyas to Vasuki in Patal, where he met the Takshaka King who was impressed by the Prince and he gifted the Prince with Precious Things and sent a Nagkumar with him who visited the Kingdom of Indrasen and informed the enemies about the Return of Prince , who immediately restored the Kingdom back to king Indrasen and thereafter the Prince lived happily with Simantini.Thus is the Importance of Somavara Vrata.


Post by: PiyaSoni on February 09, 2013, 09:58:04 AM

Adhyay 36

Karma-Marga is Explained to a Brahmin and his Wife who made her Husband break the Vrata.


There lived a Pious Vedic Brahmin at Ganagapur, he was observing the Vrata of not taking Meals at others. But his wife was discontented and Hot Tempered. Once when a Rich Person came to Ganagapur to observe Shraddha ,he invited only the Couple Brahmins for the Food and offered Good Dakshina also. But as her husband refused to come she went to Shri Guru and complained the same.Shri Guru smiled and asked the Disciples to bring the Brahmin and ordered him to go for the Food.The Brahmin accepted and the couple went for the Meals.While dining the Brahmin wife observed that dogs and pigs are also dinings with her. Being disgusted, she got up,returned home and told this to her husband.The Brahmin was worried as he had to break his Vrata.They both came to Shri Guru. The women asked for Forgiveness.Shri Guru explains to the Brahmin at which and whose house should not be accepted and also the Daily Rites of the Brahmin. Shri Guru tells him the code of rites of a Brahmin as narrated by Parashar to the Rishis in the Nemisharanya.

Post by: PiyaSoni on February 09, 2013, 10:00:08 AM

Adhyay 37

The Dharma of a Brahmin.



Shri Guru explained the customs that Brahmins should follow.Parashara Rishi has laid down these customs and Dharma.There is no difficulty for him who practises these customs as directed by the scriptures. He is revered even by the gods. Kamadhenu will come to his house.Lakshmi will live in such a house forever. Such a person will become a Brahmajnani.Saying so the Brahmin bowed at Sri Guru's lotus feet. Shri Guru blessed him.

Post by: PiyaSoni on February 09, 2013, 10:02:33 AM

Adhyay 38

Feeding of Thousands of People with but Small Measureful of Rice.



There used to be Samaradhana daily at Ganagapur and Shri Guru and the Disciples were invited there. Once a poor brahmin of Kashyapa Gotra called Bhaskara came there from Kashi. He too had a wish of doing Samaradhana but he didnt had enough Flour and rice. other Brahmin ridiculed him for not doing Samaradhana. Seeing his devotion, Shri Guru asked bhaskar one day to do samaradhna.He was glad and even encouraged by Shri Guru's words. He brought ghee and vegetables and prepared the food after bath. All brahmins thought that they would have to dine at their homes and have ordinary meals that day.But the Brahmin invited all the Brahmins as said by Shri Guru.As the brahmins joked at him, a disciple was sent by Shri Guru and all of them came to the Math.

Shri Guru asked Bhaskar Brahmin to bring the food prepared by him and cover it with Shri Guru's cloth. When this was done, Shri Guru sprinkled holy water from his bowl on the food and said, `without removing the covering cloth, take out the articles in other pots and serve them to the Brahmins.' Food was served to the Brahmins and then to their family , other people at Ganagapur and finally to all the   Creatures. This was a Great Miracle. The food sufficient only for three persons was provided to over 4000 persons. Several such incidents have occurred in the life of Shri Guru.

Post by: PiyaSoni on February 09, 2013, 10:04:23 AM

Adhyay 39

The Importance of Ahwattha; the Barren Woman Past her Sixties Bears Children.



There lived one Shounak Gotri, Apastamb Brahmin named Somanath. His wife Ganga was a devoted wife, pious by nature. She was 60 years old, but she had no issue. She used to come to Shri Guru and bow to him devotedly every day. One day Shri Guru asks her Desire and the women  asks to bless us her with a Son atleast in her Next Birth. Shri Guru Says her that the Service to the Ashwattha will not be futile. There is an Ashwattha tree at the Bhima Amarja sangam. I am present there after the bath in the river. Therefore worship the Ashwattha devotedly. The greatness of Ashwattha is narrated in the Puranas. Brahmadeo is at its root, Vishnu is in its middle portion and the Rudra is on its top and the Agni (fire god) lies in the interior of this tree. Shri Guru thus explains the Importance of worshipping Ashwattha.

She started worshipping Ashwattha as advised by Shri Guru. On the third day, she had a dream. A Brahmin told her to go to Shri Guru at Ganagapur, have seven rounds of Shri Guru and take the prasad that is given to her and that her desire will be fulfilled. She awoke. On the fourth day she went to Shri Guru and had 7 rounds. Shri Guru gave her 2 fruits and said, `Eat these fruits. Your desire will be fulfilled.' She then completed her vrat of the worship of Ashwattha. During meals she ate the fruits given by Shri Guru. On the 5th day she became pregnent.After 9 months she begot a daughter. After 10 days she came to Shri Guru with the baby. Shri Guru smiled and blessed her saying she will have one more Son. Thus was the Greatness of Shri Guru.

Post by: PiyaSoni on February 09, 2013, 10:06:30 AM

Adhyay 40

Leper Brahmin called Narahari Cured by Shri Guru.



A Brahmin Named Narahari from Hippargi was suffering from Leprosy. Shri Guru gave him a dry log of Audumbar and asked to Plant it on the Bank of Bhima in the East at Sangam.Also said him to Worship Ashwattam and Give water to the log,thrice a day.And said that when it Sprouts Green Foliage, his Sins will be Wiped off.The Brahmin did likewise.Some brahmins said him that Shri Guru has said him so to indicate that his leprosy could not be cured.But the Brahmin firmly believed in Shri Gurus words and he continued. The Brahmins also said the same to Shri Guru.
Shri Guru narrated the Story of how a Shabardut sincerely worshipped the Shiva Linga as Said by a Rajkumar.And as one day he couldnt get the Fresh Chita Bhasma,he burnt his own wife (as said by herself) and offered it to Linga.But again he found his wife at Home.Lord Shiva appeared before the couple and blessed them.Thus is the Importance of belief in Gurus words.

Shri Guru after somedays Sprinkled the Holy Water from his bowl to the Log and it Sprouted Green foliage and the Leprosy of the brahmin disappeared.Narhari bowed to Shri Guru and began to pray Him.He composed 8 shlokas which are being chanted at Ganagapur in the night, after Aarati daily, till now. Shri Guru blessed him and named him as 'Yogeshwar'.He starts living with his Family in Ganagapur only.

Post by: PiyaSoni on February 09, 2013, 10:08:07 AM

Adhyay 41

The Unflinching Devotion of Sayamdeo to Shri Guru Nath.



Shri Gurus fame spread all over the country. Knowing this, Sayamdeo also came to Ganagapur.
I wish to stay with you and serve your holyself now.

Shri Guru said My service is difficult. I live in a town for some time, while in the forest at other time. It is troublesome to live in a forest. If your mind is firm then only you should stay here.Sayamdeo conceded and said, `A devotee of Shri Guru has no fear.' Three months passed. One evening Shri Guru went to the Sangam along with Sayamdeo alone and sat below the Ashwattha tree. There was a great storm, followed by heavy rain, Sayamdeo stood stretching a cloth over Shri Guru to protect him from the rain. There was a shivering cold in the night. So Shri Guru asked Sayamdeo to go to the Math in the town and bring fire. Shri Guru warned Sayamdeo not to look to his right or left side. Anyhow Sayamdeo reached the Math, took fire and returned. Out of curiosity, he looked to his right side and saw a Cobra going with him. He was frightened. he then looked to the left side. Here too he saw another Cobra. He recited Shri Guru's name and walked straight. He came to Shri Guru and lit the fire. The two Cobras came before Shri Guru, bowed to him and went away. Shri Guru said to Sayamdeo, `Why are you so much afraid? I had sent these Cobras to protect you. Shri Guru then started explaining him about the Importance of Service to Shri Guru.

Post by: PiyaSoni on February 09, 2013, 10:09:40 AM

Adhyay 42

Lord Vishveshvara blesses Twasta Kumara.


Shri Guru Said to Sayamdeo ; I shall tell you a tale, about service to Shri Guru, to pass this Night. This was Said by Lord Shiva to Parvati. Lord Brahma had an Incarnation called Twasta Brahma, he had a handsome son , to whom he sent to a Guru for Study of Vedas. Once there was a rain and the water came inside the Ashram. The guru told the pupil to construct a lasting house with all conveniences, which should look always new. The wife of the Guru asked the boy to bring her a blouse, which should neither be sewn or woven. The son of the Guru said, `Bring sandals for me, that would enable me to walk on waters and take me to any desired place. The daughter of the Guru asked the boy, `Bring earrings for me and a play-house of a elephant tooth having one pillar and all the conveniences. Also bring pots in which food will be warm and which will not be black due to suit.

The Pupil took leave of Guru and went to a forest.The Pupil was worried greatly. He met an ascetic who explained him the Importance of Kashi and took him there. Lord Vishwanatha appeared before him and granted all he needed. Shri Guru explained the greatness of Guru to Sayamdeo in this way. By this time the sun was rising on the eastern horizon. sayamdeo said, `You explained Kashi yatra in details. While hearing the same, I could see and also visit the respective holy shrines, tanks and places with your holyself and thought as if we were in Kashi. He then prayed Guru with 8 shlokas.

Post by: SS91 on February 09, 2013, 12:33:53 PM

Thanks Piyagoluu jii,  :)

Wonderful! thanks for your time and immeasurable devotion towards our Sai datta. Sai Datta bless you  in everyway. Keep contributing in all my other topics too! Very nice of you and amazing!!!!!!! 

Baba blessings. ;D

JaiSaiRam ;)
Post by: SS91 on February 10, 2013, 07:46:04 AM

Adhyay 43 - Importance of the Ananta Vrata.


Shri Guru says Sayamdeo that Pandavas too performed the Ananta Vrata as said by Lord Shri Krishna and got their Kingdom back. This Adhyay describes the Ananta Vrata Mahima and the Story of Kaundinya Rishi and his wife Sushila, who through the grace of Lord Ananta, earned an eternal abode in the realm of the stars in the Heavens (skies).
Post by: PiyaSoni on February 11, 2013, 12:32:46 AM

Adhyay 44

The weaver Tantuku's pilgrimage to Srisaila Kshetra.


Tantuk, a weaver, was one of Shri Guru's devotees. He served Shri Guru devotedly. He did his profession till afternoon, then bathed and swept the courtyard of Shri Guru's Math. Maha Shivaratri was approaching. His parents and other relations started for Shri Shailya, and asked Tantuk to come with them. Tantuk said, 'My Shri Shailya is here' and he lived alone at home.
Shri Guru asked him about why didnt he join his Family for the Shrishailya Yatra. Tantuk replies saying 'My Yatra is at your Feet'.

On the Maha Shivaratri day Shri Guru went to Sangam for bath. Tantuk oberved fast and he also went to the Sangam and bowed to Shri Guru. Shri Guru asked him to close his eyes and hold his Sandals firmly.Saying so, he took him to Shri Shailya within a moment. Shri Guru asked him to open his eyes. Tanttuk saw Shri Giri before him.when he went to bath he met his Family members and said them that he came with Shri Guru the Same day.Everyone joked at him. He then went to Darshan and saw Shri Guru at the Place of Shiva Linga. He bowed to Shri Guru and asked why should we visit the Place when Shri Guru himself is Lord Shiva. Shri Guru said, God is all over. But significance of the place is there.

The Greatness of this place is narrated in the Skand Purana.

There lived a King called Vimarshan of the Kirat desh, who was an adulterer and ate meat.Yet he was Pious and Devoted. Once his wife asked him about this. He said her that in his previous life he was a Dog in Pampa City and that he had the Darshan of Lord Shiva on Maha Shivratri and due to the Merits of Fasting and other , he was born as a king. He also Narrates the Previous and Upcoming Births of the Both. Such is the Significance of Shri Shailyam.

The Family Members and the People of Ganagapur were stunned on hearing this

Post by: PiyaSoni on February 11, 2013, 12:34:33 AM

Adhyay 45

Nandi Brahmin relieved of Leprosy : He became a Poet.



This Adhyay refers to the ancedote of one Brahmin, Nandi by name, who was suffering from leprosy and who went to Tujapur and other Holy places and did great austerties. The Goddess Parameswari directed him in his dream to visit Ganagapur and seek the blessings of Sri Narasimha Saraswati for the cure of his disease.He doubted in mind that how can a Human Being relieve him from the Leprosy. When he arrived, Shri Guru questioned him as to why did he come to a Human Being. Nandi realized his Mistake and Bowed to the Lord.Shri Guru asks Somnatha to take him to Sangam and after the Bath he was cured. He came back and Shri Guru asks him to check whether he was cured completely. He finds Patches on his Thighs. so Shri Guru asks him to Pray the Lord but Nandi Says that he is an Illiterate. He thereafter becomes a close disciple of Guru Nath.Shri Guru asked him to draw out his tongue. When he did so, Shri Guru put little bhasma on the tip of his tongue.Instantly he became wise. He bowed to Shri Guru and began to compose poems in praise of Shri Guru.

Nandi was later called 'Kavishwar' due to his poetry. The patches of leprosy on his thigh also disappeared in course of time. Nandi greatly rejoiced at the cure. He began to serve Shri Guru with more Devotion.

Post by: PiyaSoni on February 11, 2013, 12:36:11 AM

Adhyay 46

The Poet-devotee of Lord Shri Kalleshwara becomes Devotee of Shri Guru.


This Adhyay refers to the ancedote of one poet Naraesari who was a devotee of Lord Kalleshwara and who did not believe in Shri Narasimha Saraswati's divinity. People told him the greatness of Shri Guru and requested him to compose poems in his praise. But he said, 'I have sold my tongue to Kalleshwar and I shall not compose poems in praise of a human being'.

As usual he went to the temple to worship Kalleshwar. While workshipping, he had a nap and he got asleep. He saw a dream that Shri Guru was sitting on the Shiva Linga and that he was worshiping Shri Guru. Later the Linga disappeared and Shri Guru only was seen. Shri Guru smiled and asked him 'You do not believe in a human being and then why are you worshiping me?'.

Narakesari awoke and wondered about the dream. He repented for underestimating Shri Guru Narasimha Saraswati, and went to Shri Guru, bowed to him and begged forgiveness. Shri Guru accepted him as his Disciple.

Post by: PiyaSoni on February 11, 2013, 12:39:27 AM

Adhyay 47

Ashta Rupa Dharan on Deepavali Festival.


During Diwali festival 7 of Devotees comes from Different Villages and requests Shri Guru to come to their own places.As Shri Guru loved all of them equally , he says each that he would visit him only and that not to say this to anyone. Everyone goes back happily and on the Day of Deepavali Shri Guru visits all his 7 disciples and also stays at the Math in Ganagapur at the same time. This Fact was revealed when the devotees met next time and discussed about it. Everyone was stunned at the Power and Affection of Shri Guru.

Post by: PiyaSoni on February 11, 2013, 12:40:59 AM

Adhyay 48

A Poor Farmer is blessed with a Huge Yield.


There lived a pious farmer, named Parbati, in Ganagapur. He used to bow to Shri Guru when he went to Sangam in the morning an again at midday when Shri Guru returned. His field was on the way to the Sangam. Once Shri Guru asked him, "Why do you take this trouble daily? What is your desire?"

Parbati asks for Good Crop,Shri Guru says to cut off the crop of Jawar till he return at Mid-day. He does as Said and doesnt care for his Family and even the Men of Gramadhipati. Shri Guru returns and says him that actually he had reaped in vain and that he didny actually mean. Parbati says that he had Full faith in Shri Guru. Shri Guru blesses him and In about a week, there was a severe code and all the crops in the country were lost. Then on Mul Nakshatra, there was heavy rain, which was also harmful to the crops; but Parbati's field yielded hundred times more crop of good quality. All wondered to see this.

Post by: PiyaSoni on February 11, 2013, 12:44:36 AM

Adhyay 49

The Holiness of Ashta Teerth and Power of Ganagapur.


On the day of Deepavali, Shri Guru said to the disciple, 'We shall have bath at trishali (3 Holy places i. e. Prayag, Kashi and Gaya ) with family and children.
The disciple said, 'For such a long journey, we require some time for preparations'.
Shri Guru, 'These holy places are near about. So there is no need for special preparation.'
Shri Guru takes everyone to Sangam and says that bath at Sangam is as Holy as Prayag.He says how the River Amarja was emerged from the Nectar that fell down from Indras Hands. He Says that Sangameshwara at Sangam is like Mallikarjuna at Shrishailya. Then he explained the Importance of Varanasi Teertha

( Bhageerathi Teerth ). Then Shri Guru takes them to Papa Vinashi Teerth and asks his Sister Ratnai to bath there,she was relieved on bathing there for 3days. Then Koti Teertha and Rudra Teertha (as Holy as Gaya).Further is 'Chakra Tirth' like Dwaraka. Beyond is 'Manmath Tirth'. To the east of it, is 'Kalleshwar' like Gokarna Mahabaleshwar. By doing this,eight glories are obtained.'

Shri Guru thus narrated the greatness of the eight holy places and all were pleased. They bathed and observed other rites and returned to Gangapur with Shri Guru. A Grand Samardhana was arranged jointly.

Post by: PiyaSoni on February 11, 2013, 01:05:58 AM

Adhyay 49

The Holiness of Ashta Teerth and Power of Ganagapur.


On the day of Deepavali, Shri Guru said to the disciple, 'We shall have bath at trishali (3 Holy places i. e. Prayag, Kashi and Gaya ) with family and children.
The disciple said, 'For such a long journey, we require some time for preparations'.
Shri Guru, 'These holy places are near about. So there is no need for special preparation.'
Shri Guru takes everyone to Sangam and says that bath at Sangam is as Holy as Prayag.He says how the River Amarja was emerged from the Nectar that fell down from Indras Hands. He Says that Sangameshwara at Sangam is like Mallikarjuna at Shrishailya. Then he explained the Importance of Varanasi Teertha

( Bhageerathi Teerth ). Then Shri Guru takes them to Papa Vinashi Teerth and asks his Sister Ratnai to bath there,she was relieved on bathing there for 3days. Then Koti Teertha and Rudra Teertha (as Holy as Gaya).Further is 'Chakra Tirth' like Dwaraka. Beyond is 'Manmath Tirth'. To the east of it, is 'Kalleshwar' like Gokarna Mahabaleshwar. By doing this,eight glories are obtained.'

Shri Guru thus narrated the greatness of the eight holy places and all were pleased. They bathed and observed other rites and returned to Gangapur with Shri Guru. A Grand Samardhana was arranged jointly.

Post by: PiyaSoni on February 11, 2013, 01:37:55 AM

Adhyay 50

Shri Guru Nath's Showering of Grace on the Nawab ( Rajak )


Muslim King of Bidar Visits Shri Narasimha Saraswati on account of Tumor on his leg.He goes to Sangam and on seeing Shri Guru starts walking towards him.Shri Guru calls him as Rajaka and he recollects his life of Last Birth that he was blessed by Shripad Shri Vallabha to become a King.Shri Guru says him that he will give him Darshan at Papa Vinashini teert (Near Bidar).The King meets Shri Guru again and bows to him & takes Shri Guru to his Kingdom.Shri Guru blesses them returns to Ganagapur.

Post by: PiyaSoni on February 11, 2013, 01:42:33 AM

Adhyay 51

Shri Guru decides to Leave for Kardali Van and Assures that he will be Always Staying in Ganagapur Secretly.


Shri Guru Says to everyone that as his fame is now getting spread all over the Country, People of different origin and caste would now come to get there problems solved and that so he would now choose to move to Shri Shailyam and stay Secretly. Shri Guru said to the Devotees that though  in the viewpoint of public im moving to Shri Shailyam , i would always stay at Ganagapur and give Darshan to my Dear Devotees.

Post by: PiyaSoni on February 11, 2013, 01:44:43 AM

Adhyay 52

The Maha Prasthanam.


Devotees accompanied Shri Guru for some distance and when they returned to the Math,they saw Shri Guru there.After sometime he Disappeared.Thus Shri Guru assured that he always stay at the Nirgun Math. The 4 Disciples of Shri Guru viz., Sayamdeo,Nandi,Narahari and Shri Siddha Muni accompanied Shri Guru till Patal Ganga and performed pooja of Shri Guru there. It was Magh vad 1st Friday (Guru was in Kanya Rashi) at Evening when Shri Guru Narasimha Saraswati  moved towards Kardali Van on a Flower Seat prepared by the Disciples.Shri Guru said them that he would send Flowers as an Indication of Reaching Kardali Van. A Boatmen comes and says the Disciples that Shri Guru has said that he will always stay at Ganagapur. The Disciples collect the Flowers sent by Shri Guru Narasimha Saraswati.

Post by: PiyaSoni on February 11, 2013, 01:48:20 AM

Adhyay 53

Siddha Muni awakens Namadharak for the Good of the Society and Says him Avatarnika.


After hearing the 52 Chapters of Shri Guru-Charitra, Namdharak lost senses and got samdhi. His body perspired, his throat got choked and tears flowed from his eyes. He could not speak out a word. Shri Siddha Muni was pleased to see this state of Namdharak. Though the disciple got samadhi, he should be awakened for the benefit of the people. Thinking thus he moved his hand over his face and body with affection and called him and said, "Dear boy, come on senses. You have got 'dnyan' and you will get salvation. But if you remain in meditation, how will the people be benefitted and enlighted? You asked me and I narrated to you these nectar-like tales of Shri Guru's life. You also heard them conscientiously.You should therfore elaborate them and propagate amongst the people."

Namdharak opened his eyes and placed his head on the feet of Shri Siddha and said, "You are Shri Guru yourself. Shri Guru's life, that you have narrated, is even more sweeter than the nectar. I am not contended yet. Please tell me the whole life again in short". Further Shri Siddha said, "Though Shri Guru has disappeared still he gives darshan to his sincere devotees as before".

Avadhoota Chintana Shri Gurudeva Datta Swami Maharaj Ki Jai !

Post by: PiyaSoni on February 11, 2013, 02:16:36 AM
OmSaiRam Subhaji,  :)

It's only a small contribution to dis wondrful online mandir Dwarkamai. I am nothing in front of yu madam , the amt of time, immeasurable devotion towards our Baba Sai by yu is awesme. There is nothing like my topics/yur topics in this divine temple. as per yur request completed the Shree Dattareya topic. After reading, whether yu do the copy/paste or i , the msg going to remain the same  , and YES Subhaji Wuld luv to assist yu in any other topics started by yu if yu so desire, the  pleasure is totally mine.

BTW let me tell yu one secret, yu r my inspiration, 16 posts by yu in one day in the same thread  :), i just tried to break yur record subha ji chk this link  :)


ok jokes apart, i really luv all yur posts and yur dedication, immeasurable time yu give to dis forum is really AMAZING & HATS OFF TO YU SUBHAJI

Baba Bless !!
Sai Samarth...........Shraddha Saburi

Thanks Piyagoluu jii,  :)

Wonderful! thanks for your time and immeasurable devotion towards our Sai datta. Sai Datta bless you  in everyway. Keep contributing in all my other topics too! Very nice of you and amazing!!!!!!! 

Baba blessings. ;D

JaiSaiRam ;)
Post by: SS91 on February 11, 2013, 10:05:55 AM

SaiRam Piyagolojii,

Thank you! Baba blessings. Even though we both do the copy and paste we should always take the pride in what we do. It is all Baba's blessing that some of us are able to spend sometime in our busy schedule. I'm really happy to read your message. All Baba's blessings let us do any small seva for our Baba Sai. I would like to lock the topic  since unknowingly any devotee might  do nama japa. This is my favorite book and thanks for your contribution.