We celebrate Guru Purnima to express our gratitude to Veda Vyasa and the lineage of gurus. They carried the rich Vedic wisdom right into our hearts. How grateful should we all be? But, what was the situation to prior to Veda Vyasa? Has no-one learned Vedas?
Prior to Veda Vyas also, there were several great rushis and munis who had the ability to through the vast Vedic scriptures, understand, analyse, practise, utilise, and walk a specific path they were interested it. However, it became clear to Veda Vyasa that the brain power of human beings is decreasing rapidly as time went by due to several reasons. One prime reason was increasing desire for temporary pleasures. Therefore, he took charge of classifying and elaborating the scriptures to help us all, to at least have some means to go through it easily.