Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Spiritual Meetings

After entering the monastery, Gurugalu sat for a discussion with students. All the students gathered around to start the debate. Some students were for Dvaitha philosophy while some were for Advaitha philosophy. So the debate had started and the topic was about "Jeevatma and Paramaatma". 

A hot debate was going on and Gurugalu was listening silently as to how the students were arguing. Dvaita students argued that one cannot attain salvation or reach Paramaatma by doing good deads or reading scriptures but only can goto heaven. While the Advaitha students argued that Paramaatma can be achieved by doing good deeds. So this went on for quite a long time after which Gurugalu interfered and said - 

"Paramaatma exists in the Jeevaatma but Paramaatma and Jeevaatma are different. He is Omnipresent and Omnipotent ! Paramaatma is the Supreme being and the one who understands the difference between Jeevaatma and Paramaatma will attain salvation." 

On hearing this, the students understood their level of knowledge. They stood dumbfounded. Had nothing more to ask as their doubts got cleared in minutes. That's the reason why a Guru is essential, to make us walk in the right path. 

Sri Raghavendraya Namaha !!!    

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