The Mahabharata tells us that Rishi Aayod Dhaumya once told his disciple Uddalaka Aruni to guard the Ashram’s fields. At night, it it rained very heavily and the mud bunds around the fields started to give way. Aruni tried to rebuild the bunds but the flow of the water was too strong. The Guru's orders had to be obeyed at every cost. In desperation, Aruni himself lay on the ground to step the flow with his body. It helped but Aruni started shivering from the cold. His clothes wet, his body in pain, Rishi Aayod Dhaumya found Aruni lying on the ground.
Moved by Aruni's Guru Bhakti, Rishi Aayod Dhaumya granted Aruni consummate knowledge of the shastras. Such is the glory of guru bhakti!
May we be blessed with the desire to serve the lotus feet of our guru whose refuge is the only antidote to maya! Wish all devotees a happy Guru Purnima! Jai Guru! Jai Maa! Jai Guru Maa!
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