Sri Guru Gita – 12 April 2014 – Episode 111

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  1. Jaya Guru Datta Pujya Sri Appaji _/\_!!

    Humble pranams at the lotus feet of Our Shivaswaroopa Sadgurudeva _/\_!!

    • rose sheppard webster on April 11, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Appaji patiently stays focused on what He is saying despite the constant tugging of His hair by that darling, assertive parrot. A good lesson to stay focused on the GOAL no matter what distractions one may encounter. JGD SGD

  2. Jai Guru Datta Swamiji.

  3. Jaya guru Datta Appaji !!

  4. Thank you for an easy way to concentrate on Guru Padukas Appaji ! We have to just ponder over the side in which the Guru Padukas are walking and pray to the Padukas on that side. What a wonderful visualization Appaji ! Pranams to the lotus feet of Sadguru Deva !

    • Archana on April 13, 2014 at 12:58 am

    Jaya Guru Datta. English summary:

    Jaya Guru Datta.

    Sloka:
    Sarva mantra swarupaya sarva tantra swarupine |
    Sarvagaya samastaya sivaya gurave namah ||

    Obeisance to Guru who is Siva, and the personification of all spells and religious rites, who is in everything and who is the embodiment of everything.

    Next, they are describing the reason why Guru has been praised as Siva in the previous verses.

    Sloka:
    Manusya carmana baddhah saksat parasivasswayam |
    Gururityabhidham grhnan gudhah paryatati ksitau ||

    The Parameshwara (God) Himself enters a human body, takes on the name of Guru and wanders secretly on earth.

    To help us understand for ourselves if our worship and understanding of the Guru has been successful, a test is being described here.

    Sloka:
    Sivavad drsyate saksat sri guruh punya karmanam |
    Naravaddrsyate saiva sri guruh papa karmanam ||

    Guru appears as Lord Siva to the righteous. The same Guru appears to the sinful as just a human.

    So far, Lord Siva blessed Mother Parvati – in other words, he blessed us – with the slokas that praise the Guru using the refrain “Sivaya Gurave Namah” and “Tasmai Sri Gurave Namah”. Here, we are being told that when we offer salutations to the Guru, we should primarily offer salutations to the Guru’s feet. The upcoming sloka says that the direction which contains the Guru’s feet is very powerful. Whether we are sleeping or sitting or whatever state we are in, we should think about which direction the Guru’s feet are in, “Now, my Guru is traveling west, so his feet are in the western direction” or “My guru is in the east” or “My guru is in the north”. Based on which direction he is in, we should offer obeisances in that direction.

    Jaya Guru Datta.

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