Sri Guru Gita – 14 April 2014 – Episode 113

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  1. Jaya Guru Datta & Happy Tamil New Year Sri Appaji _/\_!!

    Anantha koti thankful pranams at the lotus feet of Our Karuna Sagara Sadgurudeva _/\_!!

    • Hira Duvvuri on April 13, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    While engaged in doing as instructed by Guru, comforts come effortlessly by His grace. Jaya Guru Datta

  2. Jaya Guru Datta. Harihi Om Tat Sat by Ram is very clear. Wonderful creation of God. Thank you Sri Swamiji.

  3. Jai Guru Datta Swamiji.

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

    • Archana Penukonda on January 30, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta. English summary:
    Jaya Guru Datta
    Sloka:
    Urasa sirasa caiva manasa vacasa drsa |
    Padbhyam karabhyam karnabhyam pranamostanga ucyate ||
    What is Sashtanga Namaskara? Many people don’t know what it means, they mistake it for incense and keep searching around. When prostration is done with full concentration and offered with these eight parts – chest, head, mind, word, sight, legs, hands and ears, it is called Ashtanga Namaskara (ashta=eight, anga=parts; Sashtanga = with eight parts). When some people do prostrations or bhajans or puja, their mind engages in endless other distractions.
    They recite mantras with their lips, but they continue to observe everything around them with their eyes. Their thoughts have no end. That is not the right procedure. Whether or not you have devotion, when you close your eyes and engage in bhajan or chanting, the divine waves from those sounds will enter your nervous system through your ears. Here, the eyes don’t just refer to the external eyes, you should close all Jnanendriyas (5 cognitive senses of smelling, tasting, seeing, touching and hearing) while you pray. Some people think it’s enough to close your external eyes while praying, “Yes, I close my eyes when I mediate”. But, what they see inside, with their eyes closed, is different. They have a whole different world inside. Those Jnanendriyas, the inner eyes, should be closed. That means, all Jnanendriyas have eyes. There’s sense of touch for example. All those should be closed. Mind should be made still. That is the right way to do it. That is why here, they ask us practice Sashtanga vandanam (salutations with the 8 parts).
    Here on, the slokas tell us that worshiping the Guru is of utmost importance not only in the human world, but also in Gods’ world.
    Sloka:
    Guroh krpa prasadena brahma visnu maheswarah |
    Samarthastat prasado hi kevalam guru sevaya ||
    It is with the grace of Guru, the trinity of Godhead became capable of creation, preservation and dissolution. Those who serve the Guru alone with get the grace of the trinity.
    Indra has all the wealth and luxuries. Those pleasures are never constant. They even make Indra unsteady. They cause the mind to vacillate. The reason why Indra is sometimes seen as arrogant is due to these pleasures and wealth he has.
    Jaya Guru Datta.

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