(Teaching of Krishna and Rayar towards the power of Daana - Part1)

Date Oct 31, 2023


Dear Devotees : Namaskara.

| Sri MannMoolaRamastu Mannmathe Moolamahasamsthhaana Mantralaya Sri Rayaramathe||

of Krishna and Rayar towards the power of Daana, Donation and
Mantralaya contribution to society is described in two parts of
Mantralaya(1062) and 1063


My recent journey to Mantralaya left me astounded as I witnessed a daily influx of over 50,000 individuals, even on non-peak days.. What's truly remarkable is the equality and compassion that pervade the atmosphere, where every single person receives equal treatment and is served nourishing food blessed by Sri Rayaru. It's a testament to the spirit of community and service that defines this sacred place.

Sri SubhudendraTeertharu plays a vital role, as he bestows blessings upon every visitor by giving them Mantrakshate, ensuring that each person feels the divine presence in their life.Moreover, the tradition of Tataya adds another layer of spiritual connection. Swamiji offers Tataya to individuals, allowing them to express their problems and concerns. These Tatayas, in a tradition spanning over 350 years, are revered each day, with Lord Krishna idol, a creation of Sri RaghavendraTeertharu during his visit to Udupi, gracing the worship. The story of Sri Krishna appearing before him in Udupi adds a profound dimension to this ancient tradition, connecting the past with the present.

The divine blessings continue to pour forth at Mantralaya, and one of the most sacred experiences is witnessing the Moola Rama pooja. It's a moment of profound spiritual connection, a blessing that touches the hearts and souls of all who are fortunate enough to partake in this sacred ritual.

In this unique place, there's a heartwarming absence of any expectation for people to make donations. The spirit of selflessness and service has been preserved for centuries, thanks to the blessings of Rayaru. This tradition of offering free food has been steadfast, embodying the timeless values of compassion and sharing.

The Mutt Managers and Staff, with their warm smiles and welcoming demeanor, create an atmosphere of genuine hospitality and kindness. It's a testament to their dedication and the sense of community that flourishes here.
This spirit of giving isn't confined to just one location; there are many thousands of Rayaru Mutts throughout India, all of which uphold the noble tradition of providing free food to countless people. The Rayaru Mutt places little importance on seeking publicity for their generous offerings. In fact, it stands as one of the rarest of spiritual centers, silently feeding multitudes of people. This humility is rooted in the teachings of Krishna and Rayaru, who emphasize that the act of Dana (Donation) should always be performed without any intention of seeking recognition. It's a powerful reminder that the true essence of giving lies in the purity of the act itself.

Absolutely, I'm eager to tell you a heartwarming story from the time of the Mahabharata that highlights the remarkable impact of giving without expecting anything in return. This story beautifully illustrates the straightforward yet profound strength of selfless donations.

Nestled within a bustling town, there lay a lush green hill of unparalleled beauty. This hill was a haven, graced with an abundance of precious trees and a colorful array of flowers. It was as if Mother Nature herself had carefully crafted this serene masterpiece.

The hill's unique positioning was a marvel to all who beheld it. One side of the hill integrated seamlessly with the town, its presence a daily reminder of the splendor of the natural world. The other side, a spiritual retreat, was home to an ancient temple.

Reaching the temple was no ordinary journey; it was a path of devotion and contemplation. Pilgrims and seekers would embark on a trek from the foothill of the hill, ascend to its pinnacle, and then descend to the sacred temple grounds

At the hill's base, life flowed freely in the form of freshwater. Two sparkling streams framed the hill's bottom, providing a lifeline for the townspeople and a vibrant habitat for aquatic creatures of all kinds. The waters were the heartbeat of the community, sustaining its residents, quenching their thirst, nurturing their crops, and offering refuge to the creatures that thrived within.

In this enchanting town, where nature and spirituality harmoniously coexisted, the hill served as a symbol of unity and balance. It was a place where the stories of the land and its people were written in the gentle sway of leaves and the soothing murmur of the flowing waters, a testament to the profound connection between humanity and the natural world.

On this sacred hill, in the tranquil moments before the sun graced the horizon with its golden rays, Lord Krishna and the valiant Arjuna would gather. Here, amidst the splendor of nature, they would spend hours in deep communion, appreciating the awe-inspiring dawn and the beauty that surrounded them.

Lord Krishna, with his infinite wisdom, would impart profound knowledge to Arjuna, sharing the secrets of the universe and the profound truths of life. Their interactions were not mere conversations but a divine exchange, lasting for hours as they delved into the intricacies of existence.

The hill, in all its majesty, considered itself supremely blessed, for it had the honor of hosting the divine feet of Lord Krishna and witnessing the profound teachings that echoed through the ages. The trees that graced this sacred ground counted themselves among the luckiest in the world, for they had the privilege of listening to the wisdom that flowed from the lips of the Lord himself.
In this tranquil town surrounded by nature's beauty, there lived a humble Brahmin priest. He began each day with the gentle arrival of the sun, emerging from his small, modest hut where he resided with his devoted wife and their two children. While priest’s physique was far from robust, and his appearance suggested a life of limited means.

Each morning, as the first rays of sunlight gently touched the earth, the Priest would set out from the outskirts of the town, starting his ascent from the foot of the hill that graced one side of the community. With determination etched on his face, he used to climb upward, step by step, as he made his way to the hill's summit.Upon reaching the pinnacle, the Priest descent began, taking him to the other side of the hill and leading him to the town's cherished temple. Here, he would devote himself to the sacred rituals, offering his prayers with profound sincerity.

Having completed the morning's puja at the temple, the Priest spiritual journey was far from over. He once more began his ascent, this time from the temple side, scaling the hill to reach its crest.

As he reached the hill's summit for the second time, priest would turn his steps back towards the town. The descent from the hilltop was a peaceful journey filled with reflection, an opportunity for him to connect with the natural world around him.With very little money that he got he would spend everything on his family.

Every single day, the Priest repeated this extraordinary pilgrimage.

Arjuna had been observing the priest's daily routine, and after a heartfelt conversation, he understood the priest's hardships. A deep sense of empathy washed over him. One bright morning, as Arjuna stood atop the hill, he confided in Sri Krishna, saying, "I've decided that the priest need not make this arduous trek to the temple anymore. I shall provide him with the means to lead a more comfortable life."

In the forthcoming series, let us keenly observe whether Arjuna can alleviate the priest's financial predicament and unravel Lord Krishna's perspective on this unfolding situation.

The devotion towards Sri Raghavendrateertharu is the ultimate truth and is the most simple and effective way to reach Sri Hari  - "NAMBI KETTAVARILLAVO EE GURUGALA"! “Those who have complete faith in this Guru will never be disappointed.”