Sri Guru Gita – 10 May 2014 – Episode 139

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  1. Jaya Guru Datta and Happy Narasimha Jayanti Sri Appaji _/\_!!
    Humble prostrations at the Lotus feet of Our Saccidananda Narasimha Sadgurudeva_/\_!!

    • Jonna Venkata Narayana. on May 11, 2014 at 2:13 am

    Jaya Guru Datta Sri Swamijee, Vari Purva Janma Sukrutamu mariyu Sri Swamijee Ki Apaaramayina karuna varimeeda.

    • Archana Penukonda on January 31, 2016 at 12:30 am

    Jaya Guru Datta. English summary:

    Jaya Guru Datta. Sri Guru Datta.

    We discussed that the body should be punished appropriately, that we should only eat enough to survive. That is why a lot of people only drink juice. They live like that for many years. There is a great yogi I know who’s been living on just juice for 40 years. I call her a Yogi. She has a family, she got her children and her grandchildren married too. She won’t have anything but juice. She’s been doing that for 40 years and she’s still alive. She’s a devotee very close to my heart. Father (the Yogi’s husband) passed away recently. Her children and grandchildren live here and in the US. She does tremendous spiritual practice. Her friend, Bhayee, also used to live on juice for about 40-45 years. She was very devoted to Swamiji. This yogi is also very devoted.

    Without regard to her body, she’s always meditating on Swamiji. She’s constantly enquiring about Swamiji’s welfare. All she wants is for Swamiji to be healthy so that other people can benefit from Swamiji. That is all she prays to God for. It is perhaps due to the love of such devotees that your Swamiji continues to travel and bless people around the world. That is why, the physical body should be punished, little by little, during spiritual practice. This is a must.

    The seeker must also punish his mind a little. He must keep the mind from wandering. He should move away from where he’s being praised. If he’s negligent, he will fall from the path of Yoga. If a seeker accepts honors, felicitations, garlands and obeisances, his energy will diminish. Often, a seeker takes on sanyasa (renounces the world), gains some knowledge of Upanishads, dons the appropriate robes and accepts honors, garlands, obeisances, Guru-dakshina (usually a material offering of gratitude), opens a bank account and it starts from there. If you accept these things, how can you be a seeker? That is why, you should be careful. Your energy will diminish. You’ll fall down lower than an ordinary man.

    A seeker’s practice usually takes 6 births for completion. In the meanwhile, he should not make public his accomplishments or spiritual practices. “I have done these kind of practices, I’ve climbed to these heights, I’ve crossed these many chakras (energy centers), I crossed some chakras without a ladder, for some I needed a stool, then for some chakras I needed a ladder. For some, I needed wings. A few others I’m unable to cross. That is why, if someone can push me from below and set up a crane, I can cross the third chakra too”. There are many who talk like this. What is this? Are these even things to talk? But, there are many who talk like this. They may not use these exact words, but they carry the same sentiment. A seeker should never make his spiritual practice public. Your method of practice or your accomplishments should never be announced.

    Let’s summarize the important points described in the previous slokas. We’ve sung the verses where Siva decreed that there is no one greater than the Guru.

    Jaya Guru Datta.

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