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Guru’s Grace is the Ultimate Goal

The one who surrenders himself to the guru will cross this worldly ocean. But to gain respect in all spheres, it is important to remember the guru even during tough times

Published: 04th December 2014 06:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th December 2014 06:03 AM   |  A+A-

Grace

CHENNAI: Being amazed, Kashi Vishweshwar went to Shri Vishnu and reported this incident to him. Hearing this, both Shri Vishnu and Shri Kashi Vishweshwar desired to see this disciple and his guru and so they both came to Kashi and approached Sandeepak. Shri Vishnu said, “Oh Sandeepak, I am pleased with your devotion to your guru. You may ask for whatever you desire. I shall fulfill your wishes.”

Sandeepak said, “Oh, Narayan, even after undertaking penance in dense forest for infinite period, you disappoint your devotees. But when neither did I worship you, nor recite your name, why should you be pleased with me and ask me to have a boon from you?”

Shri Vishnu said, “Whatever devoted service you have rendered to your guru, has been accepted and well received by me. I love such dedicated disciples like you very much. I willingly offer you my blessings…”

Sandeepak said, “Oh Mahavishnu, I have full faith that I shall attain all knowledge of vedas and shastras from my guru. As guru is my god, the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara are within my reach. Whatever blessings you give me, I shall be getting the same easily from my guru. I am, therefore, serving my guru devotedly.”

On hearing this Shri Vishnu said pleasingly, “Sandeepak, you are the best amongst all the disciples. You are my loving child. Lord Shiva and I are pleased with your devotion. Ask for a boon.”

Sandeepak said, “If you are so keen to favor me with your blessings, kindly give me such guidance as would enable me to serve my guru with much more devotion.”

Shri Vishnu said, “Thatastu! We offer you what you desire. You have known guru principle and also experienced par-Brahman in yourself. The word guru contains only two alphabets, still it is the ocean of nectar. One, who dips into it even for a moment, will surely cross this worldly ocean. One who always remembers guru is respected in all the worlds — lokas.”

When Sandeepak went to his guru, the guru asked him, “What did Mahavishnu give you?”

Sandeepak replied, “I asked him to guide me to serve my guru with more devotion and he was pleased to give me this blessing. I wish I should serve you well and incessantly.”

 Hearing this, Veda Dharma too was extremely pleased. He said, “You are the best of all the disciples. You should stay in Kashi. Whatever you say will be true. You will receive the wealth of Kubera (god of wealth), the miseries of devotees will come to an end if they remember you.”

That same moment, the body of Veda Dharma muni became healthy and bright. He had suffered from leprosy and other pangs only for testing his disciple. In this way, Brahma told Kali this tale of Sandeepak, “Oh, Namdharak, you should also worship Shri Guru with such devotion and then only, you shall easily pass over the worldly miseries...

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