On the day of Guru Purnima, Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji spoke about key aspects such as the necessity and role of a guru in one’s life, how one can pay back to guru, pledge to take on the day of Guru Purnima, law of life (where He also addressed recent criticism on Sri Rama) and more!
LAW OF LIFE
Swamiji started off with an analogy…
One day, let’s say your mouth complained that stomach is taking in all the food even though it hasn’t worked for the food. Hands also voted for mouth and complained that they work so hard to fetch all kinds of tasty food, but stomach takes it all in without working for it. Legs also complained that they work hard to move the body around. All body parts seem to agree that stomach doesn’t work at all, it just takes everything in. They all decided to go on strike! Legs stopped moving. Hands stopped fetching food. Mouth stopped consuming and so on. This went on for a day, and they all started to notice that they have become weak.
Stomach said, ‘I convert all that you give me and pass it on to you in the form of energy. That enables you all to do your jobs. My job is different than yours. I may not be in direct contact with the external interfaces, but I work to aid you all in your jobs.’ All the parts felt bad for criticising the stomach, and understood its role and importance!
Such is the situation of our society these days! We are living under the impression that one sect is important over another, one race is better than another, one gender can dominate another, one religion can convert people to another, one caste is powerful than another, one party is greater than another. But, truth is everyone has their roles to play!