Calling a Guru by Names......

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This is covered in Srimad Bhagwatam.
Once King Yadu saw Avadhoot Lord Dattatreya full of Bliss, contentment and satisfied in a forest and asked him
"O Holy Lord, you are indeed quite capable, energetic and wise. Such as you are, why do you live in the forest, free from all desires? Even though you have neither kith and kin nor even a family, how could you be so blissful and self-contented?"

The Lord replied,
"The reasons for My bliss and contentment is due to the fruits of self-realization. I have gained the necessary wisdom from the whole creation,of the Lord through 24 Gurus. I shall elaborate the same for you".
They are:
1. Earth:
2. Air:
3. Sky:
4. Fire:
5. Sun:
6. Pigeon:
7. Python:
8. Sea:
9. Moth:
10. Elephant: .
11. Ant:
12. Fish:
13. Pingala:
14. Arrow-maker:
15. Playful Boy:
16. Moon:
17. Honeybee:
18. Deer:
19. Bird of prey:
20. Maiden:
21. Serpent:
22. Spider:
23. Caterpillar:
24. Water:
In my Blog all the Twenty four Gurus have been described in detail. Please go through them. His twenty fifth Guru was his own body. When the Lord could learn from all these, whom we also come accross every day, why are we looking for an oppurtunity to critsize a guru in Human form by labelling him as Cheat, fraud, fake, bogus etc......Did the person who are critisizing their guru in one of the topics in the Forum attained some knowledge from him. Be atleast grateful to that and praise him, even if you have left him.