HINDU FASTS & FESTIVALS : 15-4.


15. Dattatreya Jayanthi-4.

LORD DATTATREYA

Who is regarded as an Incarnation of the Trinity.

The child Dattatreya soon attained manhood.

As he had the rays of the Trimurtis and as he was a great man of the highest wisdom, all the Rishis and ascetics worshipped him.

He was gentle, peaceful and amiable.

He was an Avadhuta—an ascetic who always remains naked.

He preached the Truth of Vedanta.

Dattatreya taught his Avadhuta Gita to Lord Subramanya.

This is a wonderful book which contains the truths and secrets of Vedanta and the experiences of Self-realisation.

Once, while he was roaming happily in a forest, he met King Yadu, who, on seeing Dattatreya so happy, asked him the secret of his happiness and the name of his Guru.

Dattatreya said, “The Self alone is my Guru. Yet, I have learnt wisdom from twenty-four other individuals and objects. So they, too, are also my Gurus.”

Swami Sivananda
 To be continued  ...



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