Continuing the learnings of Sage Dattatreya who in turn learned from observing nature…
5. From fire, he learned austerity, as the flame of self knowledge burns away all desires
6. From the moon that waxes and wanes, he learned that the Self is complete and changeless, but seems to be transforming to the undiscerning eye
7. From the sun, he learned that like the sun is reflected in many pots of water, the atman appears as manifold displays when reflected in the mind
8. From birds, he learned of the dangers of getting attached, as the entire family of birds were trapped, no different from man being trapped in the entangling web of maya
Continued and concluded tomorrow!