Feb 02 2014

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Sri Guru Gita – 2 February 2014 – Episode 46

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  1. Archana Penukonda

    Summary of this episode:
    Sri Guru Datta. Lord Shiva said no one ever asked him such a question. We may wonder, why that is. The sages seated around them were not ordinary people. They were extraordinary; they were great seers, well versed in Vedas, capable of creating and sustaining life. Didn’t they ever ask such a question? Did no one ever ask such a question? Was Mother Goddess the first one to ask this question? Yes. Because, as we discussed before, arrogance comes naturally to spiritual seekers. That is why the Guru Principle doesn’t come easily. People think they know the Guru Principle – Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu, that’s it. Just as knowledge coupled with humility, wealth coupled with sacrifice and relatives with love are rare, devotion towards Guru is rare in the spiritual path. There’s no real love between relatives. There’s only humor, everything is said with humor.
    That is why Shankara Bhagavdpada composed Guru Ashtakam to explain that regardless of all the wealth knowledge fame and other possessions one is blessed with, if there’s no devotion to the Guru, there’s no use. We will discuss the Ashtakam towards the end.
    So, Lord Shiva is acknowledging that He knows Parvati Devi asked this question with a view to bless and benefit the sages. Let’s get to the core of the matter. Guru is not an ordinary human being. First, we need to define who Guru is.

    “Yo gurussa sivah prokto ya ssiva ssa guru ssmrtaha
    Vikalpam yastu kurvita sa bhavet pataki gurau”

    Guru is Shiva and Shiva is Guru. All scriptures declare this. People who forget this truth and discriminate are great sinners. Here, “Shiva” actually means Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. This is the Dattatreya Principle. Just because the Guru eats and walks like us, we mistake Him to be just human. Lord Shiva says that it is a sin to consider the Guru as just a human being.
    Let’s talk about the story of Sri Krishna and Sri Dhama. Even though Sri Krishna is God incarnate, he approached a Guru. Incarnations like Sri Krishna and Sri Rama had Gurus. We’ll talk about this more. Jaya Guru Datta. Sri Guru Datta.

  2. Mukund Mohan

    Jaya Guru Datta Sri Appaji_/\_!!

  3. Krishnaveni

    Jaya guru datta puttuji..you r lord shiva for that matter everyone and everything appaji…when ever I pray any god I see u in..even in moon..Sri guru datta!

  4. Rama nirmala Wuppukonduru

    jaya guru datta ..Pranams to pujya Sadgurudeva ,Sivaya Gurave namaha!!Om Dram Dattaya namaha!

  5. rama nirmala Wuppukonduru

    Jaya guru datta..Pranams to Pujya Sri Swamiji.OM Dram Dattaya Namaha!!

  6. Radha

    jaya Guru Datta Appaji

  7. Giridhara Tamire

    Sri Swamiji says that Guru is every thing

  8. Talluri Jayasree

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

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