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Wasp – the Twenty Fourth Guru of Dattatreya

The twenty-fourth guru is the wasp, bhramara keelaka. The wasp carries its caterpillar to a safe corner and closes it up in its nest and goes on buzzing about it. The young caterpillar is so frightened by the incessant buzzing, that it cannot think of anything else than the buzzing wasp. The insect is almost meditating on the wasp in its terror, until it takes on the characteristic of its tormentor and itself become a wasp. Brahma vidya brahmeva bhavati – To know Brahman is to become Brahman.


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