Sunday, April 11, 2010


Sage Ved Vyaas was a great scholar and he studied thousands of ancient texts. He has the full knowledge of all Vedas and Upanishads. Not just this he disseminated this knowledge throughout the world. Through medium of Mahabharat he chronicled the events of Dwapar age. Yet i spite of such accomplishments he felt something missing in his life.

He always felt mentally perturbed. One day as he sat on the bank of river Sarswati, he said to himself - I am so nervous, I have studied so many texts and I discourse people, yet I myself cannot find peace. Why?

Just then the divine sage Narad appeared. To him Ved Vyaas related his woe and said to him - Why do I feel so disturbed?

Narad said - You have achieved so much but you made a mistake. You did not try to seek the grace of the Lord. and till you make up for this mistake all your knowledge shall go waste. Ved Vyaas realized the truth and with the permission of his Guru he sought the grace of Lord Krishna and attained totality in life.

So it is very important for a person to have full faith in the Lord and seek blessings of his Guru. Without the Guru there can be no knowledge and without knowledge there cannot be realization of the Supreme.

Just reading texts cannot fill one with peace. It is only when the mind is still that life can be joyous. One should have knowledge, but more important is to egolessly devote oneself in the feet of the Guru. Only thus can true peace be attained.