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There is a story about great Indian Saint Gorakhnaath or Gorakshnaath. Gorakhnaath lived in 11th and 12th century AD. He was connected to Shaivishm as one of the two most important disciple of Matsyendranaath, the other one was Chaurangee. Aadinaath and Matsyendranaath were two teachers in succession, Matsyendranaath being Aadinaath's disciple and Gorakhnaath's Guru (Aadinaath - Matsyendranaath - Gorakhnaath). Gorakhnaath Jee has written several books including the Goraksh Sanhitaa, Goraksh Geetaa, Siddh Siddhaant Paddhati, Yog Maartanad, Yog Siddhaant Paddhati, Yog-Beej, Yog Chintaamani. He is believed to be the founder of the Naath Sampradaaya and it is stated that the nine Naath and 84 Siddha are all human forms created as Yaugik manifestations to spread the message of Yog and meditation to the world. It is they who reveal Samaadhi to mankind."
A Story About Gorakhnaath
Saint Gorakhnaath who was silently watching the antics of his followers, then started moving ahead and so did his followers.
On the entire way Saint Gorakhnaath was quiet. Finally after walking down quite a distance they reached a fresh water lake. Seeing the fresh water lake, Saint Gorakhnath Jee walked towards it and on reaching there, he did some Kriyaa and out came the small fish alive which he had consumed earlier. He spat out the fish into the fresh water lake and then looked towards his followers and said - "Now you all too do the same." ....which of course none of the followers could do. He just wanted to remove the fish from the dirty water lake and give it a better life in the fresh water lake, but his followers thought otherwise and had consumed the fish completely.
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Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/06
Updated on 04/09/13