Association with elders, scholars and pious people will result in brahmanubhava. The Parrot’s story………….

At Tirumala,  Ananthalvan,  disciples were  planning to return to their native place in view of rainy season as per gurukulam curriculum. 



Swamy Anathazhwan blessed them  and  spoke to them about the need for Satsanga.

As their Acharya , he hinted them about satsangha .


He said , Evil company takes you away from  Satsanga, as explained by the sruthi” sada pasyanti will produce the experience of Para Brahman.

Evil company will produce disaster .

One disciple was eager to know

How that would be possible ?

Ananthazhvan gave the disciples a small pep talk.

Swamy  quoted the story of Saunaka and other sages.


Once , due to unexpected rains ,the ascetics  who were on a pilgrimage had to spend a rainy night  amidst  a forest in  a hunters  hamlet.


The hunters were away from the place. A parrot who was on a branch , spoke to them  harshly thus  insulting  the seven ascetics .

The Parrot questioned   how they  could dare to enter the hamlet when there was nobody in. The parrot admonished them and asked them to get out. 

The repeated abuses made the saints  leave  the hamlet and  due to rain  they took shelter under a banyan tree.


The parrot followed them and again insulted them asking them to leave that  place too .

 It called them by name and abused them as thieves….


Unable to bear the insult, the seven mystics walked at dead of night in the rain and reached the hermitage of another Rishi. Here too , the hamlet was without any one inside . 

The Rishis had gone out for a bath, since it was about to dawn.


 Here they  could hear another parrot with a pleasing voice .

The parrot spoke to them with kindness  and inquired about  their welfare. It directed  them to have  fruits, sacred water and place to rest comfortably,

It also received them with Vedic honours by chanting the Vedic hymns .


 Amazed with the brought up of the Parrot by the saints , Saunaka told the parrot about their miserable experience at the hunter’s hamlet  last night in comparison to the   treatment  given just now . 


They  wondered how two parrots belonging to the same kind, behaved in a totally diametrical fashion. The parrot told him that both were born to the same parents.


But some how , I grew among these revered saints and my brother preferred to stay with the hunters . The parrot brought up by the Rishis knew how to receive guests and was always listening to the Vedas and Upanisads and the debates about their inner meaning. The parrot in  the hunter’s hamlet knew only about killing, dividing and eating.

It is the association that cultivates the good or bad qualities in the character.

Saunaka was supremely happy and blessed the Parrot. Ananthazhvan narrated  the story from the Upanisads to  know  the need for  Satsanga.

Association with elders, scholars and pious people will result in brahmanubhava.

It is Satsangha that we should aspire for in our life.

The disciples took his word as gospel and pledged to abide by his command.

Adiyen Ramanuja dasan


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About Kazhiyur Varadan

Am seeker of true knowledge , aspiring to serve and share the divine pastimes of Lord and HIS devotees . Interested in meeting devotees and love traveling to all holy places . Major interest is to interact with devotees and be of some use to the world in spreading Lord's divine play . This blog is an attempt of knotting a garland of priceless pearls from Sri vaishnava Divya desam . .....Divya leelai .. .......and .Divyaanubhuthee shared by zillions of hari bhaktaas . Though Adiyen is neither competent or qualified in sharing this elixir of spiritual world , out of abundant mercy from asmath Acharyar His Holiness Sri Sri MudaliAnddan swamigal ,adiyen is attempting to reproduce the same which is done purely by the grace of AchAryar and the Lordships by hearing from various advanced devotees . Am like a bee collecting the nectar from sacred flowers and posting the same in this honey comb blog .. There can be few photographs which would have been uploaded from google images to practically have the feel of the holy place and be of some service to the devotees . In case the owner of the pictures /images, videos has any objections for this adiyen shall remove the same . If any of the images presented here violates copyright issues or infringes anyone copyright or are not under "Fair use" the same shall be removed ASAP . Anything erroneous in adiyens post is completely my fault/ignorance and anything noteworthy goes to the spiritual masters . Any faults are solely due to my poor understanding and seek pardon for my poor expression . All the divine pastimes shared are from the lectures and the ones shared by several advance devotees .All the compliments and praise belong to the great Spiritual masters for their mercy on adiyen ( your servant ) to share and re share in this blog to remain that bliss always ...... Seeking your blessings in this small service of sharing the divine posts .. Adiyen Ramanuja dasan Jai Sriman Narayana IMPORTANT 1) Spiritual Material posted in this blog are just for information purpose and for spreading awareness. Few divine pastimes which was shared in discourses and the holy place is being re shared which are subject to mistakes or discrepancies with time . So, kindly , don't be offensive and don't post any aggressive or illegitimate comments on the blogs due to the differences in opinions. 2) This blog may contain links to other sites through advertisement, user comments, articles. While Adiyen tries to link only to sites that are safe and secure, Adiyen am not responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by other sites., since the linked site is not under the control of me, am not responsible for the contents of any linked site or contents of the links mentioned in the links site. Adiyen am providing this link just for informational and academic purposes only. 3) This blog may contain inaccurate, incorrect and clerical errors. Adiyen do not warrant nor assure the accuracy/correctness/completeness of the materials/articles or the reliability of any advice, opinion, comment or other information displayed or distributed through this blog . 4) We are in the service of spreading the divine pastimes of LORD and HIS devotees .Please correct adiyen in any shortcomings .
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3 Responses to Association with elders, scholars and pious people will result in brahmanubhava. The Parrot’s story………….


    excellent about satsanga varadanji

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  2. SATYA GOPALAN says:

    Hari Om! Adiyen! “Satsangathse Nisangathvam….”Words of Adi Sankara TRUE! We do see this in this Kaliyuga. Some of our youth behave differently when they step into US or any foreign association. By the time they realize, old age taunts them. Hence, the need to spread the message of Sri Ramanuja, a must, indeed! Varadan’s service holds merit with his inexhaustible energy!
    Ramanuja Dasan
    Jai Sriman Narayana!


  3. Anand says:



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