Lord Dattatreya considered as guru of environmental education, gained enlightenment by his observation from surrounding, which provided him 24 gurus . 24 Guru of Dattatreya. 1) PRITHVI (mother earth). 9) AJGAR (python). 17) PINGALA (a courtesan). 2) VAYU (wind). 10) SINDU (ocean). 18) KURARAPAKSHI (a. Abstract. Sri Dattatreya, who Lord Krishna quotes in The Uddhava Gita, has been evoked as a guru for environmental education. Sri Dattatreya gained.

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The three heads from the same trunk signify the intimate unity of everything. The poor bird was thus very much pestered.

24 Gurus of Dattatreya – Gurus and subordinate Gurus

Men allured by adulterous women are destroyed in the same way as elephants overcome with lust die fighting amongst themselves. The sage also should stay calm and peaceful.

Even though you have no family, nor any loved one, how could you be so blissful and self-contented? The core message of Lord Dattatreya is: One should acquire the virtues of endurance and tolerance of duality from the Earth.

Dattatrrya Child evokes the happiness of freedom from material care.

The seekers of Spiritual Truth should learn, to get rid from the clutches of lust. The Earth represents the Dharma. After some time, a man came to the artisan and asked him whether the king passed by his shop. The spider spins a web secreting a fluid from its belly and plays in it day and night. Every man should acquire knowledge likewise and use it favourably.


Little boys and girls gudus neither honor nor dishonor. Just as the one who collects the honey acquires it effortlessly so also a male seeker should partake of food cooked in the home of a householder instead of spending time in making a fire, collecting utensils, firewood, etc. The sage should not become greedy. Temptation for seeking an object from others is the seed of misery and frustration. Two snakes never live or wander about together.

24 Gurus of Lord Dattatreya – The Guru of Environmental Education

The pigeon story warns against developing obsessive love or attachments in the transient material world. The sunflower which blooms with sunrise closes with the sunset. Though it momentarily seems to take on the smell of its surroundings, in a short while, it reveals its pristine quality. She waited and waited till late in the night.

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Even so, an ascetic or a Sannyasin should not build a home for himself. Honeybee wanders from flower to flower to collect nectar from them, without hurting the flower and draws honey. This sight awakened me to the truth that such single-minded, all-absorbing contemplation of the Self spontaneously eliminates all temptation for the trivial interests of the world.

Sanātana Dharma: Lord Dattatreya and His 24 Gurus

Path to salvation should be carried by every one individually. Thus the python was my seventh teacher of wisdom. The moth enchanted by the alluring radiance of the lit lamp dives at it and is soon charred to death. In order to realize the transient nature of the body the flame of fire is considered as a Guru. The caterpillar is so frightened by this whole ongoing process of buzzing, that it cannot think anything else apart from wasp.


Just like this artisan a seeker desirous of liberation should meditate surrendering all his sense organs to The Lord. They move around cautiously never making any sound.

The ladybird, which returned from the yurus with food for its young ones, saw their plight and, unable to leave them, she leapt in the snare to share their fate. Passion and Sensual Desires will later or sooner bring down a sage from his spiritual progress. It means that if we hold on to this body then we have to bear sorrows.

Further Lord Dattatreya explains what he dqttatreya learned from his own body. The Child A child is always happy and joyful. Only one Guru is enough for God-Realisation, whereas, in order to perceive unity of the soul principle in various animate and inanimate objects, it is essential to have various qualities as Gurus.

So too, the true Self, though formless in itself, appears in the forms of deities, human beings, animals and trees when it is associated with the respective physical structures. The Spider The spider creates its own home web with its mouth. The Wind symbolizes freedom of Truth.