“O Lord of Koshala, even the Earth, who is the mother of the world and respected by everyone, suffers distress in the form of earthquakes.” (Lakshmana speaking to Lord Rama, Valmiki Ramayana, Aranya Kand, 66.10)
The disciple who gains transcendental wisdom through association with a spiritual master feels so indebted afterwards. The guru does not have to be a formally accepted one. The interaction can be in the form of a conversation, where one person has doubts and the other removes it.
This occurred one time with Garuda and Kakabhushundi. One is the eagle-carrier of Lord Vishnu and the other is a crow who continuously speaks about the same Vishnu in His incarnation of Rama, the warrior-prince who brought further fame to the Raghu dynasty.
At one point in that conversation, Garuda describes five people/objects who work for the good of others. Even…
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