After writing some commentaries about
Absolute Being, the impersonal aspect of Brahman, he was feeling miserable.
Then Narada came along that way and he knew the reason behind the poet's
misery. " You fool", he told Vyasa " you have not described the
All Knowledgeable, All Wise" ! Then Vyasa knew his mistake, as he had
dealt with the Impersonal Aspect of Godhead and had ignored the Personal
He had written 17
mythological treatises so far and then he wrote the 18th Purana, the Maha
Bhagavatha, comprising of 18 K verses.
The Epic Poem, the Maha
Bharatha , which includes the Holy Geetha, was written by him.
The great war happening in the human
bosom - between the conflicting forces of Good and Evil - was depicted by him
as the great Maha Bharata War.
He symoblised the Five
Positive Elements - Satya, Dharma, Shanti, Prema and Prajna - as the Five
Pandavas and the negative elements like Lust, Greed, Anger et al as the
innumerable Kauravas. Dussasana symbolises Lust and Duryodhana is emblematic
of Anger. Only if the negative elements in the aspirant's mind are destroyed,
can he hope for Self Actualisaton !
The Absolute Self was
symbolised by him as Lord Krishna and it was His Grace which made the Five
Positive Elements win the Titanic inner war !
The Holy Geetha begins
with this Symbolism. Dharma Kshetra , the Field of Righteous War and
Kurukshetra ,the Field of Action, is nothing but the Human Mind, and the
stupendous inner war happening in our bosom is highlighted, Dharma Kshetre,
Kuru Kshetre !
Today, as it is His
Jayanti, we pay homage to one of the greatest Gurus, with an invocation to
Mother Geetha !
O Sacred Geetha, Thou
art our Mother
That which was revealed
by the Absolute Self ( Krishna)
To the intellect
discriminative ( Arjuna )
Composed by the Noble
Extolled by sages
Which occurs in the
Epic Poem, Maha Bharata
O Expounder of Absolute
O Mother resplendent
with lustre divine
Comprising of Eighteen
Thou art the refuge of
Purana Munina Madhye
Amba ! Tvam
Bhagavat Geethe ! Bhava
The Success Formula
was given by him as the Integration of Theoretical Knowledge ( Krishna ) and
Practical Brilliance ( Arjuna ), Yatra Yogeshwara Krishno / Yatra Partho
Dhanur Dharah. If these great qualities unite, there will be Success Eternal,
Tatra Sreer Vijayo Bhoothih !
Dialectics ( Thesis &
Anti Thesis ) reign everywhere !
Should Knowledge be jealously guarded or imparted freely ?
There are two antithetical principles.
1) Vidya Danam Maha Daanam
Knowledge should be imparted to the deserving.
2) No, it may be plagiarised. Hence should not be given
Na deyam Para Sishyaya
Naasthikaya Shadaya cha
Datteyam Pratidinam Dukham
Jeevithe natra Samsaya.
Never ever give this
To disciples of others
To the arrogant
And to atheists !
Why one needs a Guru ?
Because by reading Philosophy/ Astrology / Mythology books, one can know
only the exoteric meaning and not the esoteric. And it is the Guru who
imparts the esoteric meaning, yahan Guru hai, Vahan Jnan hai !