Please use all your opportunities then only you can prove yourself lucky. Let us earn knowledge, blessings instead of earning money and jewellery. Blessings have got so much power.
Who is most powerful? Answer is –powerful is the person who has got knowledge. Because whenever you have any problem or you are in depression or upset, knowledge will help you. When you have to take any important decision you will use your knowledge not your rifle. सस्त्र से काम नहीं होता ,शास्त्र से काम होता है। You will use the teachings and guidance of your parents and your teachers. Weapons will be of no help in your crucial time only knowledge will help you out in every situation of life.
But how to get this knowledge? To search this let us go 3000 years back in Mahabharat era. There was a student who was eager to get knowledge from a renowned powerful teacher. But the teacher refused to teach him because of certain limitations.
Each one of us has got some limitations but a noble person overlooks the weaknesses of others .They just appreciate the good qualities in others. But this student was so much determined to take the instruction from his desired teacher that he made a beautiful statue of his Guru. With devotion and dedication this student learned all valuable instructions of his Guru without his physical help.
This was Eklavya. We should learn this technique from Eklavya. Devotion towards teacher is important. If you really want to gain knowledge you need to have this type of devotion and dedication towards your teacher, father and mother. Better give marks to yourself out of 33 in each category and this will prove how much knowledge you can acquire and how much powerful you can be.
So when you become devoted you go on getting knowledge. But one disadvantage of knowledgeable person is-his pride comes with his knowledge. Even rich people do not have so much ego problem as a learned person because he knows money can be stolen but no one can steal his Knowledge.
Be careful and know pride comes before a fall. We should be humble and polite. More you get knowledge more you should train yourself to bow down your head and live in gratitude. If you can live in thankful mood then this knowledge becomes permanent.
Even teachers should not reject their students and should be able to accept students with their all limitations. Knowledge should be transferred from one generation to another. Men can advance due to this knowledge transformation. Teachers get chance of doing this wonderful task.
Please use all your opportunities then only you can prove yourself lucky. Let us earn knowledge, blessings instead of earning money and jewellery. Blessings have got so much power. See yourself as a powerful energy. Take a deep breath and do one work at a time with 100% involvement. This is the key to success. This is the true meaning of EKLAVYA which signifies- to be one(एक हो जाना, एक निष्ठा) and to become focused. Let us take inspiration from EKLAVYA and have devotion towards your teacher and to your work.
We should bow down our head to our teachers and let us meditate with a powerful sloka which will help us to be dedicated like EKLAVYA
Namo Arihantanam: I bow down to Arihanta,
Namo Siddhanam: I bow down to Siddha,
Namo Ayariyanam: I bow down to Acharya,
Namo Uvajjhayanam: I bow down to Upadhyaya,
Namo Loe Savva-sahunam: I bow down to Sadhu and Sadhvi.
The meaning of this sloka is we bow down at every stage of teachers including teachers who have just started teaching, teachers who can preach continuously and all enlightened and spiritual teachers.
Thoughts delivered in Morning Assembly on 17th Nov.2016
By Prof. Sanjay Biyani.
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