Krushnam Vande Jagadgurum (by Guruji Shri Shiyogeshvara)

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Countless literature has been written and published on the Purna Avatar (Complete Manifestaion) of The God in human form “Bhagavan Shri Krishna” for centuries. The most popular has been his divine play (Lila) in Brija. But the most important aspect of Krishna is his preaching through his living. The essence of his life is reflected in Shrimad Bhagavad Geeta.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita also shows the ideal relationship between a Guru and disciple. In the epic of Emperor Bharat’s dynasty “Maha Bhaarat” Krishna agrees to be charioteer of Pandava Prince Arujan who happens to be his cousin, follower and friend. That’s what a Guru is supposed to do, driving and guiding the chariot of his disciple’s life through the battle field of world. When Arjun is demoralized Shri Krishna boosts him with the ultimate knowledge “BrahM Vidya” which is known as Shrimad Bhagavad Gita. The place of preaching is also very suggestive. Shri Krishna preaches Arjuna amidst the war ground. It is not some quiet Ashram with peace and harmony. The Guru is not in saffron or white clothes. Here the Guru and Shishya (disciple) both are in armours. Instead of chirping of birds Shankh Naad (conch shell sound) and the sound of weapons is heard.

Do we ever think about such a preacher who could keep his cool amidst a battle field and preach the ultimate knowledge? NO. Most of the sects of Vaishnavism carefully restrict the Krishna Lila only in Brija, only in Brindavan. Perhaps there is some fear that if they preach about the Krishna in battle field, if they preach about the Guru in battle field, the disciples will expect the same performance from them. So all they prefer is “Aalaki Paalaki Jay Kanaiya Lal Ki...” Keeping a distance from Vishvarupa (The Universal Form).

Shri Krishna clearly shows that an ideal Guru is the one who is in absolute command of self even in the worst condition and teaches his disciple to perform his valid actions as required by the situation. He himself joins Arjuna in battle field. Holding the rein of horses. Guarding Arjun by sitting in front like a shield.
Shri Krishna answers all questions by Arjun. An ideal Guru. He also preaches non duality (Advaita) by telling
“mamaivA.nsho jIvaloke jIvabhUtaH sanAtanaH .
manaHShaShThAnIndriyANi prakR^itisthAni karShati
(Ch.15. Verse 7 )
It is verily a part of Mine which, becoming the eternal individual soul in the region of living
beings, draws (to itself) the organs which have the mind as their sixth, and which abide in Nature.

Here by mine Shri Krishna refers to the Supreme one, Brahman. As mentioned in Shruti Vakyas like “Tattvamasi” (That BrahmaN is You) and “Soham” (That BrahmaN, is me) He tells Arjuna that all are nothing but his (The Supreme God’s)own manifestations. As a BrahM Jnani (Knower of BrhamaN) Guru tells his disciple( who comes to him with the question “Who am I”) , “TattvamAsi”.

All is one. At the stage of self realization nothing is divided.

He preaches BrahM Vidya. He is an ideal Guru. He does not propagate any sect. He teaches Dharma, The Religion. He did not found a sect like “Krishnaism” but he simply showed the Sanatan Dharma, the Universal religion.

He lived his life like a message to the next generations. Perhaps he could see the Sectarian preachers of Kaliyuga who may create a quarrel in name of Vaishnavism and Shaivism. Perhaps thta’s why he decided to establish the golden city Dwaraka near Daruka Vana, close to the Jyotirlinga of Shri Nageshvara. He also selected Prabhas Kshetra to leave his body. Prabhas Khetra is a region illuminated by the divine Jyotir Linga of Shri Somanath. This both the events clearly give message to the sectarian Mudhas. But perhaps it will take some more time for them to realize and obtain real consciousness.

I bow down to the great preacher, the Guru of the world Jagadguru Bhagavan Shri Krishna.

Guruji Shri Shriyogeshvara

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