RISHI ARUNI

INTRODUCTION

Aruni (8th century BC), is an ancient sage of Hinduism. He is mentioned in many devotional texts, and his philosophical teachings are considered famous similar to the teachings contained in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad and Chandogya Upanishad.  He was a spiritual guru, and attracted students from all over the world. One of his disciples was the great sage Yajnavalkya, and his greatness and importance was mentioned in ancient texts. He contains good knowledge in vedas and ancient sacred texts.

He explained in detail to his disciples, questions related to soul and body, and the realization of the god from the inner soul, and also taught about the spiritual world, and the greatness of the divine gods.

He also clarified the doubts of his son Svetaketu, about the spiritual details, and made him to realize the god by asking him to do meditation on god.

WORKS

  1. Arunisruti
  2. Aruni Upanishad

TEACHINGS

  1. Keep asking questions then only your knowledge will get improved.
  2. Don’t be lazy and always be active.
  3. Don’t depend on any one. Depend only on yourself, since no one is going to help you always.
  4. Think several times, before starting a new work.
  5. Don’t keep too much of worries with you, since it will eat your life.
  6. Always be good natured and well manned, and have faith on god.
  7. Don’t think that you are only suffering in this world. Think about others also. And it is only in your hands to turn your sufferings into happiness.
  8. Don’t list your needs and wants to the god. He knows everything about you, and at the appropriate time, he will fulfil your wishes.
  9. Think that you are living peacefully and happily, only due to the grace of god, and worship him for that.

IMPORTANCE

His teachings were accepted and admired by the kings and the common people, and they were eagerly attended his lectures, in order to change themselves and to live in a better manner. He told the essence of bhakti and about worship of god, and insists the people to spend some of their valuable time in worshipping the god, in order to reduce their sufferings, and to attain all the prosperity in their life.

Let us worship the holy sage and be blessed.

“OM SREE ARUNI MAHARISHIYE NAMAHA”

WRITTEN BY

R.HARISHANKAR