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May 11 2014

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Sri Guru Gita – 11 May 2014 – Episode 140

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  1. Mukund Mohan

    Jaya Guru Datta and Happy Mother’s Day Sri Appaji _/\_!!
    Koti Koti Pranams at the Sacred Feet of Mata Jayalakshmi_/\_!!
    Humble prostrations at the Lotus feet of Our Santhaswaroopa Sadgurudeva_/\_!!

  2. Rama Krishna Reddy

    Jaya Guru Datta! Harih Om Tatsat ||Om Sri Sri Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Datta Sadgurubhyo Namo Namah || Om Dram Dattatreya Parabrahmane Namo Namah || Shivaya Gurave Namah || Thanks for the Divine teachings of Sri Guru Gita and blessed Darshana.Sri Guru Gita.

  3. Talluri Jayasree

    Jaya Guru Datta Sri Swamiji!!_/\_!!

  4. Archana Penukonda

    Jaya Guru Datta. English summary:

    Jaya Guru Datta.
    Let’s summarize some of the most important points described in the previous slokas. We sang the verses where Siva decreed that there is no one greater than the Guru. We sang “Siva sasanatah, siva sasanatah”. (Siva decreed, Siva decreed).

    • To understand the Guru Principle and the Principle of the Self, there is no other way than to go beyond the trio of Jnatru, Jneya, Jnana (all that reveals itself, the remainder of one’s knowledge and knowledge itself).
    • Even though one attains the non-dual state, one should not ignore the worship of Guru.
    • One should never second-guess or argue with the Guru.
    • You should not show off your half-baked knowledge in front of the Guru.
    • You should not take anything belonging to the Guru without his consent. If he gives it to you, you should accept it as Prasadam (sacred items offered to God and then offered to devotees)
    • You should never kick or touch with your feet any item belonging to the Guru.
    • You should refrain from wearing ostentatious clothing and ornaments in the presence of the Guru.
    • You should never criticize Guru, not should you listen to criticism about him. You should stay away from any criticism of Guru.
    • You should not speak whatever comes to your mind in front of the Guru. You should think through it and offer it as a humble prayer.
    • Guru is the only one who can protect everyone from any kind of danger.
    • Just as a lamp lights another lamp, the Guru pours all his knowledge into the disciple.
    • It is due to the Guru’s grace that one realizes he’s one with the Absolute. That realization is liberation.
    • You should see the Guru everywhere, in the animate and the inanimate.
    • You should first chant the name of the Guru and then immerse yourself in meditation as taught by him.
    • As declared in the Vedas, by meditating on Guru in the size of the thumb, dwelling in the sky of heart, one attains the knowledge that he is none other than Brahman himself.
    • Just as the insect surrounded by the carpenter bee turns into the carpenter bee, the disciple who surrenders to Guru realizes that he is Brahman.
    • Renunciation is very important for any kind of spiritual practice. Consistent practice is very important to attain renunciation.

    We’ve learned so much…this is great knowledge we obtained from Guru Gita. Just listening to episode after episode, the seekers have gained all the knowledge contained in all the Upanishads and all the Bhagavatas. We have learned so far that Guru alone is capable of imparting the essence of the Vedas in their different facets, and all other scriptures through Guru Gita, using subtle little commentaries and easy examples, making you laugh, cajoling you, making you cry, giving you teachings, imparting wisdom to you, and spreading knowledge, removing the ignorance in you, considering you as children, as relatives, as family members, becoming one with you, becoming a part of your household, entering your minds, becoming a participant in every act of yours, pointing out the mistakes in the things you do, giving you the required punishment, imparting spiritual wisdom to you, and uplifting you.

    Let’s look at the next slokas.

    Sloka:
    Ekamevadvitiyoham guruvakyat suniscitam |
    Evamabhyasato nityam na sevyam vai vanantaram ||
    A seeker who practices regularly and constantly thinking that he himself is the non-dual Absolute, as per the Guru’s instructions, need not go to the forest.

    A lot of people think, “I have to do penance, I need to go to the forest, I have purchased a farm house there, I got a house built that’s going to keep me warm. I’ll go there and meditate.” There is no need to do that, why do you need a house there to keep you warm? No need to do that. You can do it in the city itself. You don’t need to leave everybody behind to do your spiritual practice. No need to leave the samsara, family life or worldly life. You can do it right here, wherever you are located.

    Jaya Guru Datta. Sri Guru Datta.

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